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HOLLY SHORTS Cocktail Party on FRIDAY AUGUST 19 AND Closing night film on the 20th at the HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVALS Harmony Gold Theater 7655 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90046

Article By: Marcelle - Aug• 19•16

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Award winners are:

12th Annual Hollyshorts Film Festival Winners

  • Best Action – Brix and the Bitch / Nico Raineau
  • Best Animation – Bear Story / Gabriel Osorio
  • Best Comedy – Drawcard / Antonio Oreña Barlin
  • Best Commercial – Pancakes / Ezra Stanley
  • Jury Selection Award – War One Afternoon / Jason Sklaver
  • Best Documentary – Johnny Physical Lives / Joshua Neuman
  • Best Drama – Lookout / Noa Gusakov
  • Best Editing – Girl In White / Simen Nyland
  • Best Female Director – Debris Escombros / Mary-Lyn Chambers
  • Best Horror The Crypt TV Award – Flesh of My Lovers / Joshua Giuliano
  • Best International – Atis / Daniel Mulloy
  • Best LGBT – Other People’s People / James Fauvell
  • Best VFX – Aden / Gary H Lee
  • Best Music Video – Elliott Moss/Pattern Repeating / Daniel Howlid
  • Best Narrative – Thunder Road / Jim Cummings
  • Best Panavision Future Filmmaker Award – Out of The Village / Jonathan Stein
  • Best Period Piece – Double Cross / Mark Brocking
  • Best Producer – Quenottes (Pearlies) / Pascal Thiebaux, Gil Pinheiro
  • Best Sci Fi    – Indigo / Jody Wilson
  • Best TV Category – If I Could Tell You / Robert E. Clyde & Benjamin Clyde
  • Best Screenplay – The Son, The Father… / Lukas Hassel
  • Screenplay Runner Up – I Want to Marry a Creative Jewish Girl / Beth de Araújo
  • Screenplay Runner Up – First Kill / Elisabeth Hayward
  • Best Diversity – Descry / David Yohe
  • Best Student – Zoya / Sahirr Sethhi
  • Best Thriller – Break My Bones / Anthony Collamati
  • Best Web Series – Dirty Cops     / Adam Finmann
  • Best Youth – King Ripple / Luke Jaden
  • Honorable Mention – The Legend of Dark Rider / Titus Paar
  • Best Cinematography – Black Canaries / Jesse Kreitzer
  • Best Director – Madaran / Rayka Zehtabchi
  • Best Co3 Grand Jury Award – Catching Fireflies / Lee Whitaker
  • Best Short Film – Black Canaries / Jesse Kreitzer

 

 

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HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS: STAGE 32
SHORT FILM PROGRAM and Awards Ceremony Friday August 19
Harmony Gold Theater
7655 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

4:45PM – 5:45PM | Red Carpet & Pre-Reception Cocktail Hour

6:00PM | Stage 32 Short Film Program Screening + Q&A with judges & filmmakers

Stage 32 is honored to present to you the inaugural Stage 32 Short Film Program at the 2016 Hollyshorts Film Festival. The winning filmmakers were chosen by executives from The Weinstein Company, BenderSpink, Circle of Confusion, Gotham Group, Rumble Films,
Lifetime & Full Fathom Five.

This program features 6 amazing directors (from 4 countries) all with bright futures ahead. The program made its worldwide premiere at the Raindance Film Festival, traveled to the Festival Internazionale del Cinema di Frontiera in Sicily and is now premiering for the first time in the U.S. at the 2016 Hollyshorts Film Festival!

You will take part in a unique and exclusive event. Following the screening will be a live Q&A with our Founder & CEO, Richard Botto, our filmmakers and our judges. Once again, congratulations to all the filmmakers and the Stage 32 team looks forward to meeting you at the screening!

CLOSING NITE FILM ON AUGUST 20TH

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“When outlaws on the lam invade the home of an unsuspecting, seemingly innocent, frontier family to hide out for the night, an unexpected game of cat and mouse ensues, leading to seduction, role reversal, and ultimately, bloody revenge.”

 

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Our mailing address is:
HollyShorts Film Festival
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Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

 

 

SELECT PHOTO’S OF THURSDAY NIGHT’S KICK-OFF CELEBRATION! The Panels and Parties. The festival runs August 11-20 at the TCL

Article By: Marcelle - Aug• 08•16

 

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With the 12th annual HollyShorts Film Festival kicking off this Thursday August 11, the organizers are unveiling today the complete lineup for it’s star-studded opening night. Ben Lyons and Alicia Malone have been named the official hosts for the evening. The festival runs August 11-20 at the TCL Chinese Theater and other locations throughout Hollywood. Below is the complete opening night lineup. A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase at HollyShorts.com.
Episodes of Comedy Central’s new digital series, Junketeers, produced with Lexus’ L-Studio branded-content arm and production firm Kids at Play. The series, which premiered last week, was created and produced by Josh Horowitz (Josh Horowitz) and Ben Lyons (E!, Extra, ESPN) and is Directed by Kimmy Gatewood. Junketeers stars Brian Unger, Barak Hardley, Austin Lyon, Phil Augusta Jackson and Amanda Lund as self-absorbed Hollywood reporters struggling to extract quotes from movie stars. Each 5-minute episode of Junketeers centers on the five journalists hitting the junket circuit. Cameos include: Josh Duhamel, Kristen Bell, Gillian Jacobs, Chloe Grace Moretz, Eli Roth, Emily Ratajkowski, Tom Felton and Matt Bomer.
Drama/Comedy Mildred & The Dying Parlor by Alexander H. Gayner. The film stars Zosia Mamet (The Kids Are Alright), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Steve Buscemi, Evan Jonigkeit (X-Men: Days of Future Past). In the short, Mildred’s parents run a dying parlor out of their home. Today’s client is not who she expects.
Out of the Village by Jonathan Stein. Shot in West Africa with a local cast and crew, Out of the Villageexplores the social and cultural impact of the Ebola epidemic from the perspective of an orphaned brother and his sister. It stars Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation) and is Executive Produced by Bryan Singer (X-Men).
So Good To See You by Duke Merriman is a dark comedy starring Sienna Miller, Janie Brookshire (So Good to See You), Patrick Kennedy (Atonement), George Merrick (The Intern). The short tells the story of a dinner party that goes painfully sour in this darkly comic take on the dual realities of friendship.
As previously announced HollyShorts Opening Night will also feature:
Jennifer Morrison’s Wild Wild Horses, which she directed and stars along with Rose McIver (iZombie) and Geoff Stults (7th Heaven). During the gala, Morrison will receive be honored with the 2016 HollyShorts Trailblazer Award presented by Women in Film. Jane Fleming will present Morrison with the Award.
Daniel Kaminsky’s supernatural thriller short film The Deal is set to premiere on opening night. Written and directed by Kaminsky who began his career as Joss Whedon’s assistant on Marvel’s The Avengers, The Deal stars Jake Weary (It Follows, Animal Kingdom), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men Apocalypse), Michelle DeFraites, Daniel Amerman, and Bobby Soto. The film was produced by Michael Klein, Brett Young-Fountain and executive produced by Joss Whedon.
Cuddle Party, a dark comedy Executive Produced by Golden Globe and Emmy-winner Jill Soloway, creator of Amazon’s hit series Transparent. Directed by Matthew Irving Epstein, Cuddle Party stars Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), Michaela Watkins (Casual, Saturday Night Live), and Rob Huebel (Children’s Hospital, Despicable Me).
The new BITPIX original short form digital sci fi action/adventure series INFINI from the mind of L. Philippe Casseus (Lionsgate’s Freelancers) features a global cast and stars: Wilhelmina LA model and actress Raquel Pomplun (The Gambler, Agents of S.H.I.E.LD), Jaylen Moore (History Channel’s Six, Fantastic Four, RoboCop), Malcolm Barrett (NBC’s Timeless, Dear White People, Larry Crown), Kelly Albanese (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 Motion Comic) and French superstar Yassine Azzouz (La disintegration). INFINI’s Stunt coordinator is the Emmy nominated Eddie Perez (Showtime’s Shameless).
Prior to the opening shorts program, Kenneth Kokin’s directorial debut BLOOD MOON written by Oscar Nominated Nicholas Kazan and produced by Tim Williams (In The Bedroom) will open the festival. The feature stars Maya Kazan (The Knick), Frank Medrano (The Shawshank Redemption) and James Callis (Battle Star Galactica, Bridget Jones’s Diary).

 

HollyShorts opening night tickets are available at hollyshorts.com. This year’s online festival pass is available at bitpixtv.com. A special all access pass for the entire festival is availab

2016 HollyShorts Sponsors include: Stage 32, Film LA, Women in Film, Avenue 17 Studios, TCL Chinese 6 Theaters, Harmony Gold Theater, TinHorn Flats, 33 Taps, Maggianos, Avenue 17 Studios, BITPIX, Mingle Media, Red Carpet Report, True Vision Entertainment, Harmony Gold theater, Delmay Partners, Final Draft, Hollywood Short Film Association, inDspotlight, Ignited Spaces, Integro Entertainment Group/Robertson Taylor International, Lexus Short Films, LightSPEED, Lyft, Media Inc. Magazine, , BorrowLenses, Anchor Distillery, DeepEddy Vodka, Hint Water, BarkTHINS,  Monster Energy, OHM Nightclub, ProductionHUB, Red Giant Software, Rums of Puerto Rico, San Antonio Winery, Seed & Spark and Zoopa

About HollyShorts

HollyShorts Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement of filmmakers through a various screenings, film labs, conferences and networking events. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 40 minutes or less. Categories include Short Animation, Short Live Action, Short Documentary, Music Video, Webisode, Commercials, Youth Film and Digital Microbudget

Contact:

Kelly Wilson

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HOOLIGAN SPARROW – A FILM BY NANFU WANG. A Welcome Reception and Screening took place on July26th to celebrate the theatrical release of the acclaimed documentary

Article By: Marcelle - Aug• 04•16

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A Welcome Reception and Screening took place on July26th  to  celebrate the theatrical release of the acclaimed documentary HOOLIGAN SPARROW – A FILM BY NANFU WANG.   The reception was lovely and took place in a mansion in Beverly Hills. The hosts  were very gracious and did an exceptional job putting it all together..

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the Acclaimed Documentary HOOLIGAN SPARROWA FILM BY NANFU WANG Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor

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See The Film

NYC THEATRICAL PREMIERE – JULY 22, 2016
Visit Cinema Village’s website for more details.
LA THEATRICAL PREMIERE – JULY 29th, 2016
Visit Laemmle’s website for more details.
IFP Screen Forward Presents: HOOLIGAN SPARROW – JULY 15th – July 21st, 2016
Visit IFP’s website for more details.

URGENT ACTION

Free Wang Yu

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Hooligan Sparrow is a critical journey through several fundamental human rights issues in China, such as freedom of expression, the right to assembly, safety and security, freedom of movement, personal privacy from surveillance, the rights of the child, and women’s human rights. Of these the most urgent is due process because several activists who appear in our film are now political prisoners.

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While China has signed many international human rights covenants and treaties, they are violating many due process issues such as forced disappearances, illegal detainment, unlawful interrogation, the right to counsel and a fair trial, torture and cruel and inhuman punishment, length of incarceration and the death penalty.
All of the activists in our film, including Hooligan Sparrow, have been detained at one time or another. The lawyer Wang Yu, one of the courageous activists in the film, is currently in prison for defending human rights. She was swept up with dozens of human rights lawyers in China in the summer of 2015. Her case is typical of the current situation in China for human rights workers, she is being held in an undisclosed prison, there have been no charges filed or notification of an upcoming trial. Her husband (another human rights lawyer) is also in prison. Their teenage son, who was scheduled to study in Australia, tried to escape and was kidnapped inside of Burma by Chinese security forces and forcibly brought back to Beijing where he is currently under house arrest.

There are several scenes in our film that touch on human rights directly.
In a hotel room, Sparrow (middle)holds up signs with two other activists. After posting this picture on the Internet, Sparrow was detained for 10 days for “intentionally displaying nudity in a public place”
This was staged on the annual day of recognition for CEDAW, the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women. China has ratified the CEDAW convention and they are legally bound to put its provisions into practice. They also have to submit national reports, at least every four years, on measures they have taken to comply with the treaty obligations.

During the protest in front of Wanning No.2 Elementary School in Hainan Provinc, lawyer Wang Yu is shown handing out the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
The CRC is the most accepted and ratified international convention among all UN treaties and remains the most holistic guide for the protection of all children under the age of 18. China is party to the Convention and is bound by its articles and is obligated to submit reports to the UN on the status of upholding the CRC.

There are scenes in the film where security agents harass filmmaker Nanfu Wang. Her camera is taken and broken, and she is also interrogated.
Article 27 states that everyone has the right to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits. In terms of media, this means that everyone has the right to technology, open source software, the circuits of social media, and even and the tools of documentary filmmaking.
We recommend an excellent and comprehensive site for understanding the different conceptual categories for human rights and their direct links to international treaties: The Peoples Movement for Human Rights.

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BRAZILIAN NITES PRODUCTIONS Presents The 22nd Annual Brazilian Summer Festival featuring the Brazilian percussion collecting their unique fusion of samba, funk & hip-hop to the U.S July 31, 2016 at the legendary Queen Mary of Long Beach SUNDAY4:00pm – 10:00pm.

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Brazilian Nites Productions presents the22nd Annual Brazilian Summer Festival featuring the Brazilian percussion collective MONOBLOCO bringing their unique fusion of samba, funk & hip-hop to the U.S

Live Bands, DJs, Samba Drummers, Sensational, Elite Samba Dancers, Capoeira, Booths, Drinks, Food & More!

Celebrating Celebrating the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
July 31, 2016 at the legendary Queen Mary of Long Beach

 

Full Festival Lineup includes:
Prakantar Band, Raggabond, Daniel Carneiro, Natalie Aley, samba drummers, DJ Junior, DJ Potira, Capoeira BodySport and the Samba Angels
“…The amphitheater was on fire! Provoking people to dance and transforming the place into a carnaval…”
– Jose Fuentes-Salinas, La Opinion
Los Angeles –Brazilian Nites Productions, presenters of the top Brazilian musical talent since 1994, presents The 22th Annual Brazilian Summer Festival 2016, headlined by one of the most celebrated Brazilian brand of innovative batucada MONOBLOCO directly from Brazil, plus local top Brazilian bands, live entertainment, authentic food, arts and crafts, and scintillating Samba Dancers. This year the festival celebrates the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics with an Olympic Carnaval!
It all takes place aboard the legendary Queen Mary of Long Beach on Sunday, July 31 from 4:00pm – 10:00pm.

The festival brings the electricity and energy of Rio and Bahia to Los Angeles, with the rhythms of diverse styles incorporated into samba beats with the powerful drumming of Monobloco, the percussive Prakantar Band, the Latin/Caribbean inspired sounds of Raggabond, the smooth bossanova of Natalie Aley, the intoxicating dance of capoeira and the stunning samba dancers of Samba Angeles, plus DJ Junior and DJ Potira mix dance hits throughout the night. BodySport Capoeira will have a special showcase of Capoeira and Makulele dance from its children’s segment, in addition to a show from the elite artists.
Created from a percussion workshop over 15 years ago, Monobloco has become one of the most renowned percussion-based ensembles in Brazil, attracting over 1.5 million people during Rio’s annual Carnaval. The group is recognized for both its musical innovations and its ingenious entrepreneurial model, which have increased the popularity of samba and other regional Brazilian rhythms while helping to spark a renaissance of Rio’s street Carnaval. Acclaimed for incorporating diverse rhythms and styles into the samba beat, Monobloco was started by C.A. Ferrari, Celso Alvim, Mário Moura, Pedro Luís and Sidon Silva (members of the band Pedro Luís e A Parede).
Monobloco’s performance at the Brazilian Summer Festival in Long Beach is part of their US tour, which also has stops in Miami, San Francisco, Baltimore, Pittsburghh, and New York. In New York, their concert is part of the SummerStage concert series in Central Park.
Monobloco is formed by: Alessandro (cavaco), Biguli (vocals), C.A. Ferrari (repique), Cachaça (cavaco), Caco Chagas (surdo), Carlinhos (cavaco), Celso Alvim (caixa), Fábio Groove (tamborim), Fred Castilho (caixa), Gabriel Lopes (surdo), Gui Rodrigues (caixa) Júnior Teixeira (tamborim), Mário Moura (surdo), Pedro Luís (vocals), Pedro Quental (vocals),
João Biano( ( vocals) Pitito (caixa) and Sidon Silva (tamborim).
Sung by Pedro Luís, Renato Biguli, Pedro Quental and João Biano, the eclectic repertory goes from traditional carnival marchinhas by João Roberto Kelly to root sambas by Cartola and Clara Nunes; from the forró of Luiz Gonzaga to pop songs by Paralamas do Sucesso, O Rappa and Cidade Negra. In its shows, Monobloco performs songs like “Samba de Arerê”, by Arlindo Cruz, Xande de Pilares and Mauro Júnior, “Eu Também Quero Beijar”, by Pepeu Gomes, “Do Seu Lado”, by Nando Reis, and “Girassol”, by Pedro Luís and Cidade Negra, among others. This uncanny mixture, however, is not limited to the group’s musical variety. It extends to the bateria, which introduces bass and electric guitars into the blend of traditional samba school instruments: cavaco, repique, tamborim, chocalho, surdo and agogô.
Monobloco’s newest album, released in July 2013, is called “Arrastão da Alegria” — the title of the opening track, which condenses in a few verses a decade-plus history of success on stage: “We have samba, charme and rock’n’roll / Xote, baião and ijexá / We have samba enredo, funk and soul.” After a couple of live albums, “Arrastão da Alegria” is the second studio offering by Monobloco. With this album, the group brings to the recording studio the energy of the shows performed throughout Brazil and also of the parade that brings the carnival season to a close in the historical Avenida Rio Branco. With very special guest appearances by Davi Moraes, Diogo Nogueira, Fagner, Ivete Sangalo, Pepeu Gomes, Preta Gil and Roberta Sá, “Arrastão da Alegria” continues Monobloco’s tradition of presenting new readings of classic songs, forgotten sambas, gems of the MPB, marchinhas and pop songs, while also launching new compositions, new rhythmic styles and beats.
The group has reached the mark of 600 performances, appearing in cities like São Paulo, Brasília, Salvador, Recife, Manaus and Belo Horizonte, among others. It has played in England, Japan and Portugal, as well as in music festivals in Oceania such as the Sidney Festival (Australia) and the Jambalaya Festival Rotorua (New Zealand). Besides its regular workshop given at Sala Baden Powell, in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Monobloco has also taught percussion workshops for children and adults in Germany, Denmark, Scotland, France, Holland, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal and Japan.
Monobloco will be teaching a Percussion Workshop on August 1st at the Remo Recreation Center located at 7308 Coldwater Canyon Ave in North Hollwood. For more info on the workshop email shows@braziliannites.com

Other Festival Entertainment Includes:
Prakantar Band is a Brazilian music group that fuses popular American flavor with Brazilian/Latin rhythms. This 10 piece band plays popular music from Brazil including samba, axé, reggae, funk, salsa and cumbia. Mariano Silva leads the all-women band and they cover music from artists such as Carlinhos Brown, Caetano Veloso, Daniela Mercury, Olodum, Ile Aiye, Timbalada, Ed Mota, and Motumba. Prakantar has played in large events and festivals throughout the year including Brazilian Day Santa Barbara, Summer Solstice Parade with Mariano Silva, San Diego Brazilian Day Parade and other special events.
RAGGABOND founded by Marauak features a subtle Brazilian Style with a hint of samba, mixed with dance hall and reggae influenced rhythms. Raggabond has a growing following in the San Diego music scene.
Marauak’s voice and stage presence creates a special musical alchemy, generating a collective dance experience, and increasing the engagement of the audience with the performance. Raggabond plays originals and covers, sung in Portuguese and English. Their catchy songs and Marauak’s commanding stage presence should not be missed. Learn more at http://www.marauak.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=3DyC70gVAJk
Elite Samba Angels specialize in Brazilian-style Carnival Samba Dance. From parading the Sambadrome with the prestigious Salguiero Samba School during Rio’s Annual Carnival, to parading with our local “M.I.L.A.,” (the first Samba School in the Los Angeles area), We have crossed continents and cultural barriers with the inspiring and spirited dance. We have also had the pleasure to dance live onstage with many musical legends such as Sergio Mendez, Bebel Gilberto, Gilberto Gil, Wyclef Jean, Aretha Franklin and the LA Symphony Orchestra.
Daniel Carneiro is a dynamic composer who brings a refreshing approach to each project, with considerable experience writing music. He is a guitarist, composer, singer born in Brazil, started at the age of 13 while at the Curitiba conservatory of Brazilian popular music. Daniel’s main instrument is the acoustic nylon guitar. He also plays the bass, cavaquinho (Brazilian small 4 string guitrar) and various traditional Brazilian percussion instruments. (www.danielcarneiro.com)
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DJ Junior, one of LA’s hottest DJs, will spin an eclectic mix of Brazilian hits on the decks of the famous Queen Mary. He has been a driving force of nightlife and entertainment in Los Angeles for many years.
Blending eclectic Brazilian beats with urban cultures, DJ Potira believes the natural fit of all different types of music, and her Brazilian background help her read any audience, whether its to get a venue jumping or to set the mood to an art gallery cocktail reception. Adapting her DJ sets to the environment and audience is her forte. She goes above and beyond to create a mix best suited for the event on hand. She doesn’t drown her audience with Main Stream, but rather creates an amazing well balanced musical landscape that sets the tone for the perfect evening.
Singer, musician & social media star Natalie Aley, originally from Moscow, Russia, where she studied piano at Moscow College. She moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue her solo singing career after playing the leading role in the world renown musical ” We will rock you” produced by the British rock band “Queen”. It is Los Angeles, where she begin to explore and pursue her love of Brazilian music. She started her Instagram account @natalie_aley, where she started posting her covers and within couple years she reached over 100k followers and became a social media influencer. In addition to the piano, she also plays Ukulele. In 2016 she became a face of the Ukulele line at BMG Company. Natalie is also endorsed by Godin company. She plays with the New Cycle band and is currently working on her second album, which will be a fusion of electronic, Brazilian and reggae music”.
A native of Salvador, Bahia, Mestre Roque began training in the Brazilian martial art form Capoeira at the age of 17 and has since become a Master of capoeira. He has spent a successful career, spanning more than 40 years, training others in the art of capoeira. After moving to the U.S. in 2005 he founded BodySport Capoeira (Capoeira Esporte do Corpo in Portuguese) in 2006. BodySport Capoeira is based in Long Beach, CA where it shares the vibrancy of Brazilian culture through classes, workshops, and events; encouraging education, healthy and active living, and community building. www.LBCapoeira.com
Brazilian Festival also features a menu of delicious, authentic Brazilian appetizers and traditional food by the first Brazilian restaurant in Los Angeles “By Brazil” and by Salgadinhos Brasil. The national cocktail of Brazil – the Caipirinha – will also be available for purchase. Caipirinhas are made with Brazil’s most common distilled alcoholic beverage Cachaça, mixed with sugar and lime and poured over ice. This light and refreshing cocktail blends perfectly with the heat and non-stop energy of the festival.
Brazilian Foundation, a strong supporter of the 22nd Brazilian Summer Festival is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster exchanges between Brazil and United States. Our projects focus in the areas of Education, Information, Culture & Arts. Many of our activities include workshops, community media, cultural events and also partnerships with other institutions like Associação Pracatum in Salvador and The Samba Museum in Rio de Janeiro. Since its founding, Brazilian Foundation has become recognized as a supporter for the community in Brazil. www.bffoundation.org

Tickets:
General Admission – $35 ($45 at the door), VIP $60 ($70 at the door), $12 under 12 years ($22 at the door) Tickets on sale Now! To purchase tickets visit: www.BrazilianNites.com
Brazilian Summer Festival 2016 is sponsored by Avianca Airlines – “The Official Airlines of the Monobloco US Tour 2016” – REMO.com, KPFK 90.7 FM, , LA Weekly, BrazukaTickets.net, Fusicology, and Living Out Loud.
Brazilian Nites Productions has been successfully organizing events since its inception, bringing people of different ages and nationalities together to experience the allure and character of Brazilian culture. The company produces several shows each year, including two annual events: the Brazilian Summer Festival and L.A.’s largest Brazilian Carnaval on the West Coast in February.
For more information www.braziliannites.com, shows@braziliannites.com or call 818-566-1111.
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*Select Photos taken at the Cocktail Party and Red Carpet at The World Premiere of MARILYN! The New Musical based con Marilyn Monroe. Friday July29th 7:30 pm

Article By: Marcelle - Jul• 25•16

SELECT PHOTOS TAKEN AT The world premiere of MARILYN! The new musical based on the life of Hollywood’s greatest icon Marilyn

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A World Premiere of the New Musical Based on the Life of Hollywood’s Greatest Icon Marilyn Monroe celebrating her 90th birthday!

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Presented by:

PROSPECT HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT

in conjunction with
GLENDALE ARTS

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

FRIDAY, July 29th, 2016
7:30pm
(VIP Pre-Show reception at 6:30)
two-hour show, plus intermission

taking place at the historic 1400 seat
ALEX THEATRE
216 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203

With an amazing cast, including the very best talent that Broadway, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles have to offer.
The event celebrates Marilyn’s 90th birthday and features an exhibit of Marilyn Monroe’s artifacts and dresses, 50s entertainment by The Beverly Belles, and brand new interviews from those who revere her and those who knew her!

The Musical:?Present Day – Michelle Morgan is a young journalist from England researching Marilyn Monroe to commemorate the actress’ 90th birthday. She visits Charlie Paige, one of Marilyn’s drivers, who is now living a life of solitude. Two stories emerge as Charlie bonds with Michelle; he recalls Marilyn Monroe’s phenomenal life in flashback and reveals the real reason behind his living as a recluse for over 40 years…

Book, Lyrics, & Directed by Tegan Summer?Music & Additional Lyrics by Gregory Nabours?Choreographed by Ferly Prado and Victoria Gracie

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS:

 Go to:
http://www.alextheatre.org/event/prospect-house-ent-presents-marilyn
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