Netflix Presents Ben Platt: Live from Radio City Music Hall

If you were obsessed with “The Politician” as I was, then you became a huge Ben Platt fan. Captured before a live audience at Radio City Music Hall, this feature-length special documents Tony, Grammy and Emmy-Award winning performer Ben Platt at the final stop on tour for his hit debut album, Sing to Me Instead. This drops on Netflix on Wednesday, May 20, and is 85 minutes long. For more information go to:  Netflix.com/title/81157589.

 

Scooby-Doo Invites you to the Premiere Event to Rent or Own on Friday, May 15

Ruh-Roh!  Break out the popcorn and the chew toys, grab a comfy seat and get ready to connect with friends and family because Scooby-Doo and the whole Mystery Inc. gang are bringing the party to your house. On Friday, May 15 everyone is invited to the Twitter #ScoobMovieNight premiere event, hosted by the big dog himself, to celebrate the release of the brand new, fully animated, full-length action adventure feature “SCOOB!” on Premium Video on Demand or Premium Digital Ownership.  

 

Pride Center Looking for Artists

The Pride Center in collaboration with ArtServe is seeking proposals and qualifications from artists for the design of The Murals at Equality Park – a 2,900 square foot public art installation project at The Residences at Equality Park in Wilton Manors, Florida. The selected artist will be paid a stipend totaling $5,000 to execute the designing of The Murals. The budget must include artist’s designing fee and presentation expenses. The deadline is Monday, June 15. For more information go to: Artserve.org/the-murals-at-equality-park-call-to-artists.

 

Netflix Presents Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything 

Like the ancient grains of Babylon, Patton provides a healthy dose of witticism in Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything (available now). Enjoy yourself as the Emmy and Grammy winning comedian reflects on hilarious existential anecdotes after recently embracing his fifties, which includes attending his daughter’s second-grade art show that cost him the chance to board a full-scale Millennium Falcon or how buying a house is like hiring a suicide squad of superhuman subcontractors. And stick around post-credits for Bob Rubin: Oddities & Rarities, a bonus one-hour comedy special presented by Patton himself! For more information go to: netflix.com/pattonoswaltiloveeverything.

 

Toni Braxton Releases “Do It”

Multimillion-selling R&B/pop pioneer and seven-time Grammy Award-winner, Toni Braxton returns with her new song “Do It,” via Island Records.  Back with her timeless and mesmerizing vocals, Braxton’s latest single serves as advice for anyone struggling with the decision to end an unhealthy relationship. Drawing from her own experiences, Braxton urges “he ain’t gonna change, if you take him back it’s gonna be the same, just do what you need to do.”  “Do It” is now available on all streaming platforms.  “Do It” is only the start of what’s to come in 2020.

 

The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show presents Outdoor Oasis

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. This Monday, May 18 at 7pm on Facebook and 7:30pm on Instagram (approximate commencement time) they present Outdoor Oasis with Alena Capra. Learn simple and affordable ways to enhance your outdoor spaces with Alena Capra, host of SoFlo Home Project on WPLG Local 10. To learn more about the Home Design and Remodeling Show, or to attend or showcase a business at future Home Shows in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, visit Homeshows.net. Follow @FLHomeShows on Instagram and Twitter and FloridaHomeShow on Facebook.

 

Netflix presents Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend

Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) sets off on her biggest adventure yet. Three states! Explosions! A dancing hamburger! And you, the viewer, get to decide how the story goes. Will you foil the Reverend’s (Jon Hamm) evil plan and get Kimmy to her wedding on time? Or will you accidentally start a war against the robots? So grab your remote and a tray of delicious scrod, ‘cause Kimmy’s got her own Netflix interactive special! Cast: Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Carol Kane, Daniel Radcliffe, Jon Hamm, Sara Chase, Lauren Adams, Donna Maria, Amy Sedaris, Michael Carlsen, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, Jack McBrayer, Johnny Knoxville. Executive Producers: Tina Fey, Robert Carlock, Sam Means, Meredith Scardino, Jeff Richmond, David Miner. Available now! 

 

South Florida Symphony Presents Virtual Music & Movies

South Florida Symphony and Maestra Sebrina Maria Alfonso keep the music playing by bringing the music to the community via Facebook and YouTube with its Intermission Music Series, featuring Thursday afternoon livestream recital concerts, Saturday night music movie watch parties, full-length concert recordings that have never been shared with the public, messages from our musicians and more. While the virus is keeping us apart physically, music is bringing us together. As we have seen over the past few weeks, people around the world are turning to music for healing and happiness — the transformative power of music is undeniable. On Saturday, May 16 at 8pm they present: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Two films: “Tchaikovsky’s Women” (Part 1). The “king of the music documentary”, Christopher Nupen, directed a 2-part series on Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky that uses music and commentary by Tchaikovsky, as well as by some of his closest companions (rather than actors), to document his life. The first film, Tchaikovsky’s Women, looks at the women both in his private life and in his early music. Almost all his best early work was inspired by deep identification with the plight of his suffering young heroines, so much so that it spilled over repeatedly into his personal life with dramatic consequences. This predilection began, when Tchaikovsky was 24 years old with Katerina Kabanova in The Storm, and continued with Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Francesca da Rimini, Odette in Swan Lake and, above all, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin. All these young women make appearances in the film. Then on Thursday, May 21 at 4pm on facebook and 6pm on Youtube they present Catherine Lan and Tao Lin (Duo Beaux Arts, piano). Returning to the Intermission Music Series by popular demand, concert pianists Catherine Lan and her husband Tao Lin (also known as Duo Beaux Arts), perform a collection of piano duets (for one piano, four hands), including one of Chopin’s more popular works that you may recognize from 2002 film The Pianist; a set of three dances by Ginastera, one of the leading Latin American composers of the 20th century; and Mendelssohn’s Allegro Brillant, considered one of the most challenging pieces in the entire piano duet repertoire.  The livestream concert opens with Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos … did you know that listening to this work has been shown to improve mental function, leading to what is known as the “Mozart Effect”?