HOLLYWOOD comes to Netflix on May 1

A new limited series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, “Hollywood” follows a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood as they try to make it in Tinseltown — no matter the cost. Each character offers a unique glimpse behind the gilded curtain of Hollywood’s Golden Age, spotlighting the unfair systems and biases across race, gender and sexuality that continue to this day. Provocative and incisive, “Hollywood”  exposes and examines decades-old power dynamics, and what the entertainment landscape might look like if they had been dismantled. “Hollywood” stars David Corenswet as Jack, Darren Criss as Raymond, Jeremy Pope as Archie, Laura Harrier as Camille, Samara Weaving as Claire, Dylan McDermott as Ernie, Holland Taylor as Ellen Kincaid, Patti LuPone as Avis, Jim Parsons as Henry Willson, Jake Picking as Rock Hudson, Joe Mantello as Dick, and Maude Apatow as Henrietta. For more info go to: instagram.com/hollywoodnetflix  or go to: netflix.com/Hollywood

 

Kelly Clarkson’s new song: “I Dare You”

Grammy-winning global superstar Kelly Clarkson has unveiled her brand new single “I Dare You” – available now via Atlantic Records. Penned by Natalie Hemby (The Highwomen, Kacey Musgraves), Laura Veltz (Dan + Shay, Maren Morris) and Ben West (P!nk, Lady Antebellum) with production by longtime collaborator Jesse Shatkin (Sia, Jennifer Lopez), the track is a sensational anthem of resilience by way of love and positivity. 

 

“I Dare You” arrives alongside a five-track collection of multi-language duet versions, sung with a canon of internationally acclaimed vocalists in their native tongue. The bundle sees Clarkson joined by Zaz (“Appelle Ton Amour” – French Version), Faouzia (“كنتحداك” – Arabic Version), Blas Cantó (“Te Reto A Amar” – Spanish Version), Glasperlenspiel (“Trau Dich” – German Version) and Maya Buskila (“בוא נראה” – Hebrew Version) – truly encapsulating the song’s message of all-inclusivity. 

You can stream the song at https://Atlantic.lnk.to/IDareYouPR or the video at https://Atlantic.lnk.to/IDYMegaMixPR

 

Artserve goes Virtual during Quarantine

ArtServe, recently named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits, is hosting a series of virtual events during April and May to reach South Florida’s arts community and its supporters sheltered at home due to COVID-19. 

During the temporary closure, ArtServe is utilizing its Facebook page, Facebook Live, Zoom and Instagram@artservefla to host these visual art experiences, provide updates and share event news. The public can join in the following (all times EST):

Meditation Mondays: every Monday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. through May 18. #Trending Tuesdays:  ArtServe’s monthly #TrendingTuesdays event will continue online on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. with 20- to 30-minute performances and artist-led discussions of emerging, experimental or repertory work. .

ArtServe’s schedule is as follows:

6-7 p.m. Friday, April 24: Artist Lizzy Taber 

3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29: Artist Erin Bassett

1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6: Performing Artist Michelle Rose Domb

3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14: Filmmaker Dudley Alexis

3-4 p.m. Sunday, May 17: Performing Artist Darius Daughtry

Requests and questions about the ArtServe facility or programs can be emailed to info@artserve.org

 

Home Office Space Tips to Increase Wellness with Sandra Diaz-Velasco 

The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show presents another DIY demo to its “Stay at Home with the Home Show” social media live series. The social media demos are designed to help give new life to the living space using what is on hand or on a budget.

 

The DIY “recipes” are then posted on the Home Show blog homeshows.net/blog and on YouTube.

 

Monday, April 27 at 7pm on Facebook and 7:30pm on Instagram (approximate commencement time): Home Office Space Tips to Increase Wellness with Sandra Diaz-Velasco, Principal Architect of Eolo A&I Design. With everything going on these days, we now have time to think and plan on how to make the most of our designated working space so we can feel more productive while being at home. There are key planning aspects to address when remodeling a home office that will help in giving you that edge and creativity needed when virtually venturing out in the world.

 

New online trans HRT service in Florida: Mariposa Health
I heard from Jerrica Kirkley, a transwoman and doctor who started a virtual gender-affirming care service, Mariposa Health, who are now offering services in Florida!  They offer attentive, immediate care to the trans community from the convenience of your mobile phone. Get started today with a free evaluation with Dr. Jerrica. 

  • Download their secure communication app: https://spruce.care/mariposahealth.
  • Chat with their care team to understand your goals, needs, and ask any questions.
  • After your free evaluation, Dr. Jerrica can prescribe gender-affirming hormone therapy (HRT).
  • Receive your prescription to the pharmacy of your choice.

Thier monthly membership includes ongoing evaluation, labs, direct access to Dr. Jerrica and your care team, and continued prescriptions. Mariposa provides a high level of personalized care and attention that we believe the trans community deserves. Learn more about us at getmariposa.com.

 

“Naked Guys: An Adult Coloring Book For Adults”

Naked Guys: An Adult Coloring Book For Adults” featuring 23 black and white line art illustrations by RI-based artist Rufus is now available for order. The art evokes a playful atmosphere depicting scenes of men – alone, in pairs, or in groups – completely nude or very close to it: full frontal views prevail in these scenes of au naturel male bonding. 

“Naked Guys: An Adult Coloring Book For Adults” can be preordered now for $10 plus shipping at rufus.bigcartel.com, with the option of limited original page artwork and premium books. More information and galleries of Rufus’ work can be found at F-A-G-S.com and on his Instagram @rufusart. 

 

Sam Smith and Demi Lovato release “I’m Ready”

Capitol Records released Sam Smith’s new single, “I’m Ready” with Demi Lovato. The accompanying video received its global broadcast premiere on MTV Live, mtvU, MTV International and the iconic Viacom Times Square billboards. Download/stream “I’m Ready” at: http://samsmith.world/ImReady, and and watch the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glD1M418bC0&src=Linkfire&lId=d445c06e-8bd4-4452-b6e2-7911ed5ddf78&cId=d3d58fd7-4c47-11e6-9fd0-066c3e7a8751

 

“I’m Ready” is an unabashed slice of pop perfection – a bold declaration by the pair that they are ready to be loved. Their emotive vocals soar over a powerful gospel chorus and pulsating bassline. The global superstars announced their collaboration earlier this week via Instagram.  

The video finds Sam and Demi competing in a variety of Olympian events – wrestling, diving, synchronized swimming, gymnastics and a 100 meter race – culminating in a medal ceremony as the song reaches its epic climax. It was helmed by award-winning director Jora Frantzis (Cardi B, Rosalia) and renowned choreographer Sean Bankhead (Normani, Missy Elliot). The remarkable cast of competitors includes Valentina (James Leyva), Karis (Charis Wilde), Alok (Alok Vaid-Menon), Gigi Goode (Samuel S. Geggie) from Season 12 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Shea Diamond (Shagasyia Diamond) and Jeffrey Williams.

 

Regal presents Free Movies

In partnership with the Will Rogers Pioneers Assistance fund, Regal Cinemas introduces Lionsgate LIVE “A Night at the Movies.” Join them and host Jamie Lee Curtis on Friday nights at 9pm for free movies as they celebrate everything that we love about the movie theatre, and support the people who make them extraordinary by making a donation. The livestream event is benefiting the Will Rogers Pioneer Foundation, currently providing financial assistance to theatre employees furloughed by the COVID-19 crisis. Stream Movies at: https://lionsgate.live/?utm_campaign=04-16-20%20National%20Target&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Movio

 

The Upcoming movies are:

April 24 – Dirty Dancing

May 1 – La La Land

May 8 – John Wick