Here is a summary of the current entertainment briefs.
Young Venezuelans attempt to break Guinness record for largest orchestra
Venezuela on Saturday attempted to break the Guinness record for the largest orchestra in the world, as 12,000 musicians performed a classical piece together for more than five minutes. The attempt by the nation’s national youth and children’s orchestra system known as “The System” will break a Russian record set two years ago and be judged by Guinness within the next 10 days.
How Harry Potter’s world-building brought about its own school of magic
Surrounded by the front pages of the “Daily Prophet” and the “Harry Potter” wizarding world books, graphic designer Miraphora Mina holds up an envelope that countless children have surely wished to receive. She’s from Hogwarts, the sorcerer’s stone, and she is addressing a certain “MH Potter, The Cupboard under the Stairs, 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey”.
“Recalled from Reservations”: Original Ghostbusters Returns in New Movie
It’s a family affair both on and off screen in the new movie “Ghostbusters” as writer and director Jason Reitman brings his father’s film franchise to a new generation. Jason said he had the characters of “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” in his head for a long time and when he reached out with the idea to his father, Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two films, the elder Reitman has cried.
Hollywood crew members narrowly approve contract with TV and film producers
Some 60,000 backstage American film and television workers narrowly approved a new contract with the producers, their union said on Monday. The International Alliance of Theater Workers (IATSE), which includes cameramen, makeup artists, sound technicians and others, said in a statement that its members voted to ratify a new three-year contract that had been tentatively agreed last month.
Eric Clapton and Elvis Presley’s guitars up for auction
More than 900 items from some of the world’s biggest music stars, including Eric Clapton, Elvis Presley, Madonna and Michael Jackson, are up for auction in New York this week. The best lot is an acoustic guitar owned by Clapton and performed on stage at a 1970 concert in London.
Ed Sheeran Wins Best Artist Award as MTV Europe Music Awards Return to Live Format
English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran won Best Artist and Best Song for “Bad Habits,” while K-pop stars BTS took home four awards at MTV’s Europe Music Awards, which are revenue as an in-person event after a 2020 virtual edition due to the pandemic. MTV said Sunday’s EMAs, held in Budapest, will continue to show solidarity with Hungary’s LGBTQ + community following a June law banning “the display and promotion of homosexuality” among the underprivileged. 18 years old.
A nine year old child dies; Houston concert stampede death toll rises to 10
A family lawyer for a 9-year-old boy who was trampled on at a Travis Scott concert in Houston and was on life support for a week said the child died of his injuries on Sunday. Ezra Blount’s death brought the total number killed in a stampede at last week’s Astroworld festival to ten, aged 9 to 27.
‘King Richard’ portrays the power behind the throne of the Williams sisters
Long before Venus and Serena Williams were old enough to buy a tennis racket, their father had mapped out their future. Her story is at the heart of the new movie “King Richard”, which hits theaters in America and on HBO Max Friday, and produced with support from the Williams family and a catchy song by Beyonce.
Collision Course: Nigerian Film Explores Impact of Police Brutality
A new film exploring the impact of rogue law enforcement officers on Nigerian society and inspired by last year’s protests against police brutality has premiered at one of the biggest film festivals in the world. ‘Africa in Lagos. Last year, Nigerians took to the streets to demand an end to what protesters called rampant police brutality. But the bubbling protests, which had taken place in towns of some 200 million people across the country, ended at a Lagos toll plaza in a hail of gunfire.
“True Fan” Rosamund Pike Brings “The Wheel of Time” Fantasy to TV
Robert Jordan’s fantasy book series “The Wheel of Time” arrives on the small screen in a new TV drama, with Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike at the helm. The Amazon Prime Video series features the British actor as Moiraine, a member of the powerful all-female organization Aes Sedai, who sets out on a perilous journey around the world with a group of young men and women. One of them is prophesied to save or destroy mankind.
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