Melissa Etheridge ready for Love Rocks NYC benefit's return
This year’s Love Rocks, which takes place at The Beacon Theatre in Manhattan Thursday night, boasts enormous star power – including headliners Melissa Etheridge, Keith Richards, with his “other” band The X-Pensive Winos, Mavis Staples, and others.
Jeff Daniels joins Ann Arbor Folk Festival lineup as emcee
ANN ARBOR, MI - Emmy award-winning actor, director, singer/songwriter and Chelsea native Jeff Daniels is joining the 44th annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival lineup, serving as the event’s emcee. Daniels was among the additions to the Folk Festival lineup announced by The Ark on Wednesday, Jan. 6, along with Nashville singer/songwriter Kim Richey. The upcoming Folk Festival offers attendees the option of livestreaming the festival for $25 per night. Additional bundles with access to livestreaming the festival and a donation to The Ark include Folk Festival merchandise. In addition to the live performances from The Ark, other artists will submit their own live performances to the festival, which will be presented for the first time during the Folk Festival.mlive.com
How to watch ‘The Creepshow Halloween Special’
Just in time for Halloween weekend, The Creepshow Halloween Special starts streaming on Shudder today, Oct. 29. The special includes two chilling animated tales directed by Creepshow showrunner Greg Nicotero. “Survivor Type,” based on a Stephen King short story, features the voice of Kiefer Sutherland (24, Designated Survivor) as a man fighting for his life on a deserted island. “Although season 2, now in production, has been delayed due to Covid, Greg and his team were still able to pull off this fantastic special so everyone will be able to enjoy a little bit of Creepshow during Halloween season,” said Craig Engler, Shudder’s general manager, in a statement. You can watch it on Shudder.mlive.com
Robert Redford's son, James, dies of liver cancer at 58
LOS ANGELES – James Redford, a filmmaker, activist and son of actor Robert Redford, has died. Kyle said her husband’s liver disease returned two years ago and the cancer was discovered in November last year while he waited on a liver transplant. “We’re heartbroken,” his wife wrote about her husband, who was called Jamie. He expressed gratitude for a liver transplant that saved his life in an HBO documentary “The Kindness of Strangers” in 1999. He also established the James Redford Institute in 1995 for Transplant Awareness to raise money and distribute tools to increase awareness about the shortage of organ donors.
New Mexico tribe transforms old casino into movie studio
In this June 25, 2020 photo, Cheyenne and Arapaho filmmaker Chris Eyre, an advisor to Camel Rock Studio, talks about Tesuque Pueblo's new film studio in Santa Fe, N.M. The Tesuque Pueblo recently converted the building near Santa Fe into a movie studio campus called Camel Rock Studios with more than 25,000 square feet (2,323 square meters) of filming space. The tribe with about 800 members decided to open the studio after scenes from the Universal Pictures western movie News of the World starring Tom Hanks were filmed last year in the Camel Rock Casino, which closed in 2018. Older movies filmed on the Tesuque Pueblo include the 1955 western The Man from Laramie starring James Stewart and the 1988 Young Guns with Emilio Estevez and Kiefer Sutherland. Tribal officials plan to create internships and movie training programs for Tesuque Pueblo members and hope that the studio will foster a new storytelling movement, Eyer said.
Motor City Comic Con is the latest event to postpone due to the coronavirus crisis
Another high-profile metro Detroit event has been extinguished in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, something that gives us major Stephen King'svibes. Motor City Comic Con announced Monday that it would be postponing its 31st iteration, which was set to take place at Novi's Suburban Collection Showplace May 15-17.Superheroes never lose the fight. Motor City Comic Con 2020 will be postponed for a later date and we will prevail, a statement from event organizers reads. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, Metro Times has been keeping Detroit informed for years. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to Metro Times.metrotimes.com
Alice Cooper extends tour and, shocker, he's coming back to metro Detroit
click to enlarge Brooke Elizabeth Art/SoniclivemediaAlice Cooper performing at DTE Energy Music Theatre, 2019. Hometown shock rocker Alice Cooper is bringing his Ol' Black Eyes tour to metro Detroit for another batch of monster jams.It was announced Tuesday that the 71-year-old Mr. Nice Guy has extended his 2019 tour. Cooper will be available for autographs ($60) and photos ($80) during all three days of the convention.Tickets ($29.50+) for his DTE performance go on sale starting Friday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased via ticketmaster.comGet our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.metrotimes.com
Kiefer Sutherland 'seriously injured' during European tour
Jesse Grant/Getty Images(CNN) - Kiefer Sutherland suffered a serious injury that has caused him to cancel the remaining three stops on his European tour, the actor and singer announced on social media. The accident occurred while traveling to Denmark, Sutherland said. "I am so sorry for any inconvenience that that I have caused to the fans who have bought tickets," Sutherland said. Sutherland had been on tour in Europe in support of his record "Reckless & Me." "Thank you all for your incredible kindness and support," Sutherland wrote above the GIF.
Netflix cancels 'Tuca & Bertie' and 'Designated Survivor'
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images(CNN) - Netflix has canceled the animated series "Tuca & Bertie" and the Kiefer Sutherland political thriller "Designated Survivor," CNN has confirmed. "Tuca & Bertie," which featured the voices of comedians Ali Wong and Tiffany Haddish as best friends and anthropomorphic animals, was created by illustrator and "BoJack Horseman" producer Lisa Hanawalt. "While 'Tuca & Bertie' won't have a second season, we're proud to feature this story on Netflix for years to come," Netflix said in a statement provided to CNN. In a statement, Netflix thanked star and executive producer Sutherland whom, it says, "brought passion, dedication and an unforgettable performance as President Kirkman." Netflix also confirmed that all 53 episodes of "Designated Survivor" will remain on the streaming platform.