Chicago Festivals

16 Jun 19
Variety

Veteran television producer Dick Wolf, best known for creating the “Law & Order” franchise, is eyeing what he believes will be the first-ever cross-network crossover. The crossover would be between his CBS freshman procedural “FBI” or its in-the-works spinoff “FBI: Most Wanted” and one of his NBC shows, such as “Law & Order: Special Victims […]

16 Jun 19
Archy Worldys

North West celebrated her sixth birthday on June 15, along with her cousin Penelope Disick, who turns seven on July 8. Kim Kardashian held an incredible candy-themed birthday party and revealed to her followers in an Instagram story, "Sweets are the theme of today, boys, for North's party." North and Penelope are coordinated and look […]

16 Jun 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

Two films distributed by MAD Solutions will take part in the 25th Franco Arab Film Festival in Amman (June 17- 24). The films are: Weldi by director Mohamed Ben Attia and animation film The Tower by director Mats Grorud. Weldi will screen on Thursday, June 23 at 09:00 PM (GMT+3) and The Tower will screen […]

16 Jun 19
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
A decade ago, William Wayne was spending his days trying to make it as an actor in Hollywood and his evenings paying the bills as a bartender at Alhambra’s Diner on Main. As they tend to do, a patron was making small talk and idly suggested that Wayne direct his own movie. He had never been on the other side of the camera, but the idea stuck with him. “I started taking writing classes at Pasadena City College and a few other schools, and I finally started to believe I could actually make it happen,” Wayne said. With a script penned by 2013, Wayne was ready to start shooting his movie, but as a starving actor, he was going to need help to get it done. Fortunately for him, Wayne said, he had a group of people willing and eager to volunteer their help — the regulars at Diner on Main. Those regulars, mostly Alhambra residents, had their hands in every aspect of the movie — acting, editing, recording music — and their work was just rewarded as the movie, “Lost Angelas,” made its local premiere at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 theater in Pasadena on Friday. The movie is set to run through Thursday, June 20 with three showings a day at 1, 3 and 9:55 p.m. #gallery-1963765-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1963765-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1963765-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1963765-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Allison Lee, left, and Crystal Lucero Alvarado talk with bartender William Wayne at Alhambra’s Diner on Main. (Photo by Christopher Yee, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) William Wayne, left, talks with patrons at the bar at Alhambra’s Diner on Main. (Photo by Christopher Yee, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) William Wayne, left, talks with patrons at the bar at Alhambra’s Diner on Main. (Photo by Christopher Yee, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Teresa Lucky, a 42-year Alhambra resident, said she and the other regulars were eager to ask about the movie’s progress every week. She was excited for Friday’s premiere despite the fact that the scene she appeared in wound up on the cutting room floor. “Because he involved so many locals, we were invested in his progress,” Lucky said. “All of us regulars were very supportive, so we were really happy to see it all come together.” San Gabriel resident Paul Padilla compared the atmosphere in Diner on Main’s bar area to a certain popular television bar. “Will is everyone’s beloved bartender at Diner on Main, which is kinda like Alhambra’s version of Boston’s Cheers thanks in part to Will,” Padilla said. Wayne filmed primarily in the San Gabriel Valley, including six scenes at The Barkley Restaurant and Bar in South Pasadena. Locals will especially enjoy seeing landmarks like The Barkley in the movie, said Kristine Biondolillo, who spent a 1 1/2 years as a waitress at Diner on Main and later acted in the film and helped with its production. “The day I started, he told me all about his movie, and we became good friends,” Biondolillo said. “I’m proud of him and grateful to have been part of it.” At one point, something playing on the jukebox caught Wayne’s ear, and he was told that not only was it local brown-eyed soul band El Chicano but that its one-time frontman, Gilbert Stokes, was a regular at the diner. As a music producer, Stokes had mentored many young artists, and he saw that same spark in Wayne, he said. As a result, he recorded two songs for “Lost Angelas.” “Will is airborne right now,” Stokes said. “I had my moment a long time ago. I told him, ‘This is your turn.’” Before its run at the Laemmle, “Lost Angelas” made its world premiere at the Method Fest Independent Film Festival in Beverly Hills in March, where actor Jon Jacobs was awarded the Festival Director Award for an Outstanding Performance. After its week at the Laemmle, the movie will move on to Seattle and Chicago, and Wayne said he hopes the momentum will take it across the country. But no matter how far the movie goes, Wayne said it all comes back to the diner. “Out of all the jobs I’ve had, this (bartending) is my favorite,” Wayne said. “How lucky am I, really? To have made so many friends who have helped make my movie a reality.” [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Lucky joked that she hopes Wayne’s eventual fame won’t go to his head. “I asked him, ‘When you become rich and famous, are you going to remember the diner,’” Lucky said. “Of course he said he would.”
16 Jun 19
Pasadena Star News
A decade ago, William Wayne was spending his days trying to make it as an actor in Hollywood and his evenings paying the bills as a bartender at Alhambra’s Diner on Main. As they tend to do, a patron was making small talk and idly suggested that Wayne direct his own movie. He had never been on the other side of the camera, but the idea stuck with him. “I started taking writing classes at Pasadena City College and a few other schools, and I finally started to believe I could actually make it happen,” Wayne said. With a script penned by 2013, Wayne was ready to start shooting his movie, but as a starving actor, he was going to need help to get it done. Fortunately for him, Wayne said, he had a group of people willing and eager to volunteer their help — the regulars at Diner on Main. Those regulars, mostly Alhambra residents, had their hands in every aspect of the movie — acting, editing, recording music — and their work was just rewarded as the movie, “Lost Angelas,” made its local premiere at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 theater in Pasadena on Friday. The movie is set to run through Thursday, June 20 with three showings a day at 1, 3 and 9:55 p.m. #gallery-2302461-3 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2302461-3 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-2302461-3 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2302461-3 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Allison Lee, left, and Crystal Lucero Alvarado talk with bartender William Wayne at Alhambra’s Diner on Main. (Photo by Christopher Yee, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) William Wayne, left, talks with patrons at the bar at Alhambra’s Diner on Main. (Photo by Christopher Yee, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) William Wayne, left, talks with patrons at the bar at Alhambra’s Diner on Main. (Photo by Christopher Yee, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) Teresa Lucky, a 42-year Alhambra resident, said she and the other regulars were eager to ask about the movie’s progress every week. She was excited for Friday’s premiere despite the fact that the scene she appeared in wound up on the cutting room floor. “Because he involved so many locals, we were invested in his progress,” Lucky said. “All of us regulars were very supportive, so we were really happy to see it all come together.” San Gabriel resident Paul Padilla compared the atmosphere in Diner on Main’s bar area to a certain popular television bar. “Will is everyone’s beloved bartender at Diner on Main, which is kinda like Alhambra’s version of Boston’s Cheers thanks in part to Will,” Padilla said. Wayne filmed primarily in the San Gabriel Valley, including six scenes at The Barkley Restaurant and Bar in South Pasadena. Locals will especially enjoy seeing landmarks like The Barkley in the movie, said Kristine Biondolillo, who spent a 1 1/2 years as a waitress at Diner on Main and later acted in the film and helped with its production. “The day I started, he told me all about his movie, and we became good friends,” Biondolillo said. “I’m proud of him and grateful to have been part of it.” At one point, something playing on the jukebox caught Wayne’s ear, and he was told that not only was it local brown-eyed soul band El Chicano but that its one-time frontman, Gilbert Stokes, was a regular at the diner. As a music producer, Stokes had mentored many young artists, and he saw that same spark in Wayne, he said. As a result, he recorded two songs for “Lost Angelas.” “Will is airborne right now,” Stokes said. “I had my moment a long time ago. I told him, ‘This is your turn.’” Before its run at the Laemmle, “Lost Angelas” made its world premiere at the Method Fest Independent Film Festival in Beverly Hills in March, where actor Jon Jacobs was awarded the Festival Director Award for an Outstanding Performance. After its week at the Laemmle, the movie will move on to Seattle and Chicago, and Wayne said he hopes the momentum will take it across the country. But no matter how far the movie goes, Wayne said it all comes back to the diner. “Out of all the jobs I’ve had, this (bartending) is my favorite,” Wayne said. “How lucky am I, really? To have made so many friends who have helped make my movie a reality.” [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Lucky joked that she hopes Wayne’s eventual fame won’t go to his head. “I asked him, ‘When you become rich and famous, are you going to remember the diner,’” Lucky said. “Of course he said he would.”
16 Jun 19

Boiler Rooms have a simple formula: whack a DJ slap-bang in the middle of a crowd and watch the madness unfold.  From a duct-taped webcam in a disused London boiler room to packed festival stages across the world, Boiler Room’s rise to the top of the electronic scene has been meteoric. A place for rising […]

16 Jun 19

The topic of being a transgender was not widely spoken about, but slowly the topic has come alive and then turned into a wild fire when Bruce Jenner came out as transgender and introduced himself as Caitlyn Jenner. Now you can’t turn your head or a page in a magazine, even click to the next […]

16 Jun 19
NYDaily.news

When Wilco fans converge on western Massachusetts at the end of this month for the groups Solid Sound Festival, a lucky few will get up onstage the first night to sing with the Chicago indie-rock group as winners of a live-band karaoke contest. Its the lates…

16 Jun 19
Between England & Iowa

It’s summer! And that means that the theme parks in the Midwest once again open their gates for thrill seekers to get their adrenaline fixes!  I think the Midwest gets a little overlooked when it comes to USA theme parks, with the masses flocking to the likes of Orlando or California (Disney, I’m looking at […]

16 Jun 19
OPINT

NASA Social Media Efforts Win Two Webby Awards HKTDC Medical and Healthcare Fair finishes three-day run Gender Diversity among CEOs remains Low in U.S. and European Countries The 22nd China P&E (International Photograph & Electrical Imaging Machinery and Technology Fair) will be held in Beijing Exhibition Centre from April 12 to 15, 2019 Roku Adds […]

16 Jun 19
Flowers For Socrates

June 16th is U.S. Fathers’ Day National Fudge Day World Sea Turtle Day * International Day of the African Child * _______________________________________ MORE! Geronimo, Eileen Atkins and Rudolf Nureyev, click

16 Jun 19
Fortune

Bands like Wilco, My Morning Jacket, and even Papa Roach have turned to home-grown festivals and all-inclusive vacations to attract fans and their disposable income.