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Salt Lake City, UT – April 2, 2018 – Dan Reynolds, lead singer of Imagine Dragons today
announced the second annual LOVELOUD Festival (http://loveloudfest.com) designed to
ignite the vital conversation about what it means to unconditionally love, understand,
accept, and support LGBTQ+ youth in our communities. The 2018 LOVELOUD Festival
will be powered by AT&T.

AT&T supports various initiatives that promote safety and inclusion for LGBTQ youth, including The Trevor Project’s suicide prevention and crisis intervention service. Together, through music and an inspiring message, LOVELOUD and AT&T can share our vision of a future where LGBTQ youth are connected to love and acceptance.

LGBTQ+ teen suicide, often caused by a lack of communication or an absence of
acceptance, is one of the most troubling issues in the community. The numbers are
• Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the US for youth (teenagers) according to
the Center for Disease Control.
• LGBTQ+ youth that come from a home or community where they are not accepted are
eight times more likely to commit suicide.

“We at LOVELOUD are determined to help create a more loving and accepting environment for them, while also hoping to raise more than $1 million dollars for local and national LGBTQ+ charities” said founder and Imagine Dragons front-man Dan Reynolds. “We look forward to a day dedicated to celebrating their diversity while listening to great music and inspiring speakers.”

LOVELOUD Festival will take place Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Salt Lake City, UT at the
Eccles Stadium and feature performances by Grammy® Award-winning artists Imagine
Dragons, Zedd and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda along with Grace Vanderwaal, Neon
Trees’ Tyler Glenn and A.W. Stand-up comedian, actor and writer Cameron Esposito will also perform and emcee the day’s festivities. More performers and speakers will be
announced in the coming weeks.

LOVELOUD tickets will go on sale Friday, April 6 at 10AM MST. Festival goers can
purchase tickets HERE. Doors open for the LOVELOUD Festival at 2pm and the music
begins at 3:30pm. The festival will feature food, beverages and a number of other
activities for fans of all ages and interests. The LOVELOUD Foundation will donate
proceeds from this year’s event to benefit LGBTQ+ organizations including Encircle, the Tegan and Sara Foundation and the Trevor Project.

“LOVELOUD’s inspiring goal is to raise $1 million dollars for LGBTQ+ organizations in
one day, and we know that this amazing program of music and speakers will entertain,
educate and inspire everyone who comes out in support on July 28th," said Tegan and Sara. “We started the Tegan and Sara Foundation to bring resources and attention to
issues affecting the LGBTQ community, and we are proud to work with the LOVELOUD
team to amplify their urgent message of acceptance and unconditional love.”

As part of this quest, Dan Reynold’s created a documentary centered around
LOVELOUD, called Believer. The film received runner up for the “Festival Favorite Award” at Sundance Film Festival 2018 and will premiere on HBO in June.

LOVELOUD’s inaugural festival bowed August 26, 2017 in Orem, UT at Brent Brown
Ballpark. The event drew 17,000 concertgoers and featured live music from Imagine
Dragons, Neon Trees, Krewella, Nicholas Petricca of Walk the Moon (Acoustic), Joshua
James, and Aja Volkman. In 2017, LOVELOUD Foundation lent its support to various
charities such as Encircle and Stand4Kind, as well as national charities, The Trevor
Project and GLAAD.

The LOVELOUD Foundation is a catalyst to bring communities and families together to
help ignite the vital conversation about what it means to unconditionally love our LGBTQ+youth. LOVELOUD offers hope to young people, letting them know they’re not alone and encouraging acceptance in the home and community. It all begins with talking about, sharing and showing the realities of what LGBTQ+ teens face daily. The LOVELOUD Foundation is a 501c3.

AT&T’s commitment to equality and inclusion for the LGBTQ community began in 1975,
when the company became one of the first American corporations to adopt a policy
prohibiting discrimination against employees based on sexual orientation. AT&T also has a long-standing commitment to fostering an inclusive workplace. LEAGUE at AT&T
(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Employee Organizations of AT&T) is one of the oldest LGBTQ Employee Resource Groups (ERG) in the nation. In 1998, AT&T
adopted one of the first domestic partner benefits programs for LGBTQ employees. In
2006, AT&T was one of the first U.S. corporations to offer transgender-inclusive health
care benefits. At AT&T, diversity and inclusion will always be top priorities.

Kylie Jenner Hits 2 Coachella Parties with Travis Scott Amid Khloé Kardashian’s Cheating Scandal

New mom Kylie Jenner is living it up at Coachella!

Hours after calling herself a “cool mom,” the 20-year-old spent Friday night partying alongside her boyfriend Travis Scott. The night out came one day after sister Khloé Kardashian gave birth to her first child amid reports that boyfriend Tristan Thompson had allegedly been unfaithful to her.

The Kylie Cosmetics mogul was accompanied by Scott to the TAO X Revolve Desert Nights party — an exclusive invite-only event at a secret location — and also to the BMWi presents the Poppy pop up, which was held to celebrate her new Kourt X Kylie makeup collection, a collaboration between the new mom and her older sister Kourtney Kardashian.

Just before 3 a.m. at the latter event, the 25-year-old rapper grabbed the mic and began to DJ with his girlfriend’s sister Kendall Jenner. Hours earlier, Kendall announced she would be hosting a monthly radio show on Beats 1 called “Pizza Boys,” which she described as a “living room pizza party.”

Throughout the set, the 22-year-old model danced in a white hoodie and denim jacket and was later joined onstage by her younger sister, who gave Kendall a hug.

Although Kylie attended the party sporting bright pink hair, she tried to keep a relatively low profile and spent the night standing behind her boyfriend and sister. During Scott’s set, Kylie stood behind the rapper alongside her friends Jordyn Woods and Justine Skye.

Despite the fact that the party was celebrating Kourtney’s makeup collection with her younger sister, the 38-year-old did not appear to be with her siblings.

While her sisters party at the annual music festival, Khloé is spending time with her new daughter in the wake of cheating allegations lodged against Khloé’s basketball star boyfriend, who has been linked to a fifth woman since cheating rumors first surfaced.

Watch Tyler, the Creator Perform Live at Coachella 2018

Streaming live from Indio, California

Written By | Braudie Blais-Billie

Tyler, the Creator is performing tonight at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Watch his live set below. On Friday, the first day of Coachella 2018, Tyler joined Kali Uchis on stage to perform their collaboration “After the Storm.”

Tyler recently dropped a song called “OKRA,” a self-described “throwaway song” that shouts out Call Me By Your Name’s Timothée Chalamet. The track follows his latest album, 2017’s Flower Boy. He’s currently on tour, hitting summer festivals like Sasquatch!, Primavera Sound, Boston Calling, and others.

Follow along with our full coverage of Coachella 2018. Watch the Coachella live stream and check out the full Coachella 2018 schedule.


Warner Bros. Pictures Celebrates 50 Years of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

‘Unrestored’ 70mm print of Kubrick’s landmark 1968 masterpiece to be released in select U.S. theatres, following world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, introduced by filmmaker Christopher Nolan.


BURBANK, Calif.–Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Warner Bros. Pictures will debut an ‘unrestored’ 70mm print of the director’s groundbreaking science fiction epic at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival. Widely considered among the greatest films of the 20th century, 2001: A Space Odyssey will return to select U.S. theatres in 70mm beginning May 18, 2018.

Set for Saturday, May 12, the world premiere will be held during the Cannes Classics section of the Festival, featuring an introduction by award-winning filmmaker Christopher Nolan. The screening will also be attended by members of Stanley Kubrick’s family, including his daughter, Katharina Kubrick, and longstanding producing partner and brother-in-law, Jan Harlan.

For the first time since the original release, this 70mm print was struck from new printing elements made from the original camera negative. This is a true photochemical film recreation. There are no digital tricks, remastered effects, or revisionist edits.

This is the unrestored film that recreates the cinematic event audiences experienced 50 years ago.

A longtime admirer of the late American auteur, Nolan worked closely with the team at Warner Bros. Pictures throughout the mastering process.

Christiane Kubrick said, “I’m delighted that 2001: A Space Odyssey will be reissued in 70mm, and that Cannes has chosen to honour it. If Stanley were alive today, we know he would be in admiration of the films of Christopher Nolan. And so, on behalf of Stanley’s family, I would personally like to thank Christopher for supporting his film.”

Nolan stated, “One of my earliest memories of cinema is seeing Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, in 70mm, at the Leicester Square Theatre in London with my father. The opportunity to be involved in recreating that experience for a new generation, and of introducing our new unrestored 70mm print of Kubrick’s masterpiece in all its analogue glory at the Cannes Film Festival is an honour and a privilege.”

Nolan will also participate in a Cannes Masterclass, set for Sunday, May 13, during which he will discuss his highly acclaimed filmography and also share his passion for the singular work of Stanley Kubrick.

For this milestone anniversary, Warner Bros. will continue the celebration later this year when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases 2001: A Space Odyssey for the first time in 4K resolution with HDR. Also produced in close collaboration with Nolan, the home entertainment release will be available in the fall of 2018.

With 2001: A Space Odyssey, director Stanley Kubrick redefined the limits of filmmaking and cemented his legacy as one of the most revolutionary and influential film directors of all time. Originally released in 70mm Cinerama roadshow format on April 4, 1968, the film ignited the imaginations of critics and audiences alike and its impact continues to resonate to this day.

An award-winning director, writer and producer, Christopher Nolan most recently earned dual Academy Award nominations, for Best Director and Best Picture, for his experiential tour-de-force Dunkirk, which in July of 2017 received the largest 70mm release in the last quarter century. His diverse filmography also includes Interstellar, Inception, the blockbuster Dark Knight Trilogy, The Prestige and Memento, for which he received his first Oscar nomination, for Best Original Screenplay.


Written By | Peter Berry

Another year, another dope, hip-hop infused Lollapalooza lineup. This year’s iteration of the typically star-studded fest will see performances from The Weeknd, Travis Scott and more. Many more.

Today (March 21), the festival facilitators unveiled the official lineup for the show, and it’s laced with heavy hitters. Stars like Lil Uzi Vert, Logic, Gucci Mane, Post Malone, Tyler, The Creator, LL Cool J, Playboi Carti, Lil Pump, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and more are all set to take the stage.

Just about every artist in the lineup has a lot going on. Weeknd and Scott could very plausibly have new solo efforts out or around the corner by the time this year’s Lollapalooza hits. Artists like Uzi, Gucci and Logic all had massive 2017’s, and are likely preparing to do something epic throughout the rest of this fairly new year. Post Malone’s got Beerbongs and Bentley’s on the way, and LL is hosting a big-time TV series.

Last year’s Lollapalooza lineup was similarly stacked, as acts like Chance The Rapper, 21 Savage, Migos, Big Sean,  Lil Uzi Vert, Run The Jewelz and Lil Yachty all hit the stage. Needless to say, the whole thing was pretty huge.

The 2018 Lollapalooza will take place at the Chi’s Grant Park and it will begin on August 2 before ending three days later on August 5. You can cop tickets at the official Lollapalooza website.

Peep the entire 2018 Lollapalooza poster for yourself below.

Sony Debuts Virtual Reality Mapping Technology in Groundbreaking Music Video at SXSW

It’s the first time the tech was used in a music video

Written By | Ann-Marie Alcántara

Sony closed out its week-long activation at South by Southwest with some fluffy clouds, a cash bar, special musical performances and a new type of virtual reality experience.

The second half of Sony’s activation, which ran from March 15-16, concluded with the debut of artist Khalid’s “Young, Dumb and Broke” VR music video. For the first time in a music video, VR projection mapping technology was used. The technique enhances VR with 360-degree “stereoscopic” images, making it possible to display images on objects within the experience. In this case, Khalid’s original video, “Young, Dumb and Broke,” is being projected onto different aspects within the video, like the ocean and planets.

“This idea of using projection mapping inside a virtual world was something that was created through an original Sony interactive entertainment engine,” said Miki Anan, senior manager, entertainment partnerships at Sony.

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Visitors who came to Sony’s “Lost in Music” event put on Playstation VR headsets and were first guided through the company’s “acoustic vessel odyssey,” an audio journey with an immersive sound experience. The audio and light show included a whopping 576 speakers, as well as a unique light installation created by digital artists, Kimchi and Chips.

After seeing, hearing and taking plenty of Instagram-worthy photos, guests then entered the “dreamscape” room, where they could watch the new VR video and get some drinks. They were also treated to performances by artists Tinashe, A.CHAL, Leikeli47, Olivia Noelle and, at the end, Khalid himself.

Sony worked with agency Ralph to come up with the creative for the event, using Mission to put the production together.

We wanted to bring together a completely new type of immersive experience to music lovers,” Anan said.

Anyone who owns a Playstation VR headset will be able to download the video come spring.

The first half of Sony’s activation (March 10-13) included the Wow Studio, which showcased different technologies like Aibo, an AI-driven robotic dog that responds to touch and even barks. The studio was taken down after the interactive portion of the festival ended; the space then solely focused on Khalid’s VR experience during the music portion of SXSW.

Sony will wrap its “Lost in Music” campaign at SXSW on March 16 with performances by Noah Cyrus, Cam, Caitlyn Smith, Lo Moon, Morgan Saint and The Accidentals.

The technology Sony debuted was yet another example of brands breaking the mold with unique activations during the festival. As Adweek senior tech editor Lauren Johnson noted, while there have been less activations than in past years, this year’s presented a host of new and unique experiences, including BeautyRest inviting 150 people to sleep on its beds and Grindr editing over 50 Wikipedia pages to add LGBTQ information.

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Shaky Knees Festival 2018 Lineup

Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age and The National received top billing on the lineup poster released Monday morning. David Byrne of the Talking Heads, Tenacious D, Fleet Foxes and The War On Drugs also topped the list of more than 50 artists.

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Get ready. Get set. Get Shaky! Here’s the 2018 Lineup! Tickets go on sale tomorrow – 1/9 at 10AM EST. #Shakykneesfest

Shaky Knees is returning to Central Park on May 4-6 this year after two years in Centennial Olympic Park. The festival originated at Historic Fourth Ward Park and the Masquerade in 2013. It was held in Central Park in 2015.

Early bird tickets are sold out, but general admission tickets go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m, and can be purchased here. Prices start at $179 for a three-day pass.


Sundance’s breakout horror hit Hereditary is pants-wettingly scary

Ari Aster’s directorial debut has its faults, but the combination of slow-build tension and intense, merciless shocks is unbeatable

Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

For the past several years, theater owners have been visibly struggling to find gimmicks to keep film lovers from abandoning movie theaters in favor of their own audiovisual setups at home. The rise of 3D and 4D films, the movement toward luxury seating and gourmet food in theaters, the push toward higher technical standards — they’re all aimed at increasing the value of the movie going experience. But theater owners could opt for a much lower-tech solution: just program a lot more horror movies like Ari Aster’s terrifying feature debut, Hereditary.

More than any other genre, horror movies benefit from the collective viewing experience, the sensation of feeling an entire room full of people gasping in fear, screaming in shock, or giggling out of nervous tension. Hereditary picked up a reputation early on at Sundance 2018 as an exceptionally scary horror film, and it’s a particularly terrific experience in a packed theater. Aster’s story about a haunted family and a mysterious legacy is packed with jump-scares, but it also builds up the kind of slow-burn, nearly unbearable tension that can leave an entire theater holding their collective breath.


Horror. More specifically, a kind of seeping-dread horror familiar from the heyday of William Friedkin and Roman Polanski. There’s a fair bit of The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby in Hereditary, which draws on Satanic Panic ideas without directly evoking them, and draws out the story with a 1970s-style slow build.


Artist Annie Graham (Toni Collette) is in a minor state of shock after the death of her 78-year-old mother Ellen. Above all, she’s shocked at how little grief she feels. In a disturbingly candid eulogy, she mentions how Ellen dominated her life, how Ellen shut out her own family with her “secret rituals and secret friends,” and especially how Ellen took an unsettling interest in Annie’s daughter Charlie, even insisting on personally breastfeeding her. That deeply strange detail is never explained, but like so many things about Hereditary, it hints to the audience that something deeply unnatural is going on. It’s even creepier that the Graham family is so deeply immersed in the unnatural that they don’t even notice it anymore.

Annie and her husband Steve (Gabriel Byrne), teenage son Peter (Alex Wolff), and daughter Charlie (Milly Shapiro) move into Ellen’s stately former home, where they encounter a lead-up series of minor scares and eerie apparitions. Ellen seems to be haunting Charlie, a grim and off-kilter child who shows little emotion, apart from resentment and calculation. She tends to ignore what’s going on around her, in favor of making unpleasant little toys and sketching disturbing drawings. She doesn’t seem particularly disturbed when her dead grandmother keeps turning up.

Meanwhile, Annie is preoccupied with the elaborate miniature rooms and tableaus she builds, Steve is busy with work, and Peter is focused on his crush on a classmate. This leaves Charlie free to cut the head off a dead pigeon and make a doll out of it, which also goes unremarked. For a while, Hereditary looks like it’s headed in a scary but familiar direction as Ellen’s spirit seems bent on claiming Charlie, who seems pretty amenable to the idea.

Then the film takes a radical left turn, and stretches out in increasingly shocking, unpredictable, and gory ways. The characters disintegrate under the various pressures they’re facing, and the building tension stems from the question of whether the family will be destroyed by some kind of greedy spirit, or just tear each other apart under the strain. Aster piles on the personal confrontations and emotional breakdowns, but compounds them with unnerving new hauntings, all the way up to an ending that feels foreordained, but still shattering.


A lot of things. Maybe too many things at once. The most obvious one is extreme grief and how people process it, how they turn inward and shut down, or externalize it and find someone to blame. But it’s also about the sacrifices people are willing to make for power, the urge to express even the most unacceptable feelings through art, and the question of culpability in a preventable but still accidental catastrophe. Per Aster himself, at a post-screening Q&A, it’s at least partially about his need to process the series of disasters that hit his own family, and the way they navigated the feeling of being cursed.

And of course, it’s about scaring the hair off the audience.


The downside to Hereditary is that it feels cluttered, both thematically and narratively. There are a lot of subplots at work here. In one, Annie has a major upcoming museum show, but she’s been unable to produce the necessary work, so she’s dodging their calls and slipping into depression. Another involves her sleepwalking habit, and a hair-raising story about trying to kill herself and her children in her sleep. When the hauntings get serious, the Graham family faces a wide array of phenomena that don’t seem clearly connected, from spooky dancing lights to a door that won’t stay closed to a book with unexplained magical powers. The supernatural doesn’t seem to follow any kind of rules in Hereditary, which actually undermines the tension: when literally anything might happen, it’s harder to fear one specific thing happening.

That said, Hereditary is a hell of an intense ride, made for a crowd that enjoys heart-clutching adrenaline spikes. The cast is unerringly terrific, particularly Shapiro (a Tony winner at age 10, for Matilda: The Musical) and The Leftovers’ Ann Dowd, who has a ridiculous, awesome five films at Sundance this year. Wolff (My Friend Dahmer) does a fine job with a demanding part, but the film’s most important asset is Collette, who weeps, screams, and snarls her way halfway off the screen and into the audience’s laps. Annie is a complicated character, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes outright repulsive. The role only works because of Collette’s power to sell her emotions to an audience that may want to distance itself from her visible agony. Watching her suffer is emotionally exhausting because she plays the character with such intensity.

And Aster directs the film with a scrupulous focus on intensity. Over and over, he returns to close-ups of his characters’ faces as they take in some grotesque offscreen horror that strains the limits of their sanity. He never makes these shots short and efficient: they’re drawn out like studies in the facial mechanics of fear. Aster returns to the same tricks over and over — those oh-my-God-look-at-that-thing-the-audience-can’t-see-yet shots, characters waking up from sleep to some ghastly thing in their rooms, a certain sound effect that some jerks who see this film are destined to troll their friends with for months afterward. (Although effective, the repetition does eventually begin to drag.)

But Aster’s script really cares about this family unit. Many horror films treat their characters like disposable murder-fodder, but perhaps since Aster was inspired by his own family, he puts a lot of work into building the connections between the characters. He’s invested not just in their survival, but their emotional health, and their connections with each other. Which makes it all the more tragic as Hereditary threatens these things in turn, cruelly and effectively. It’s a merciless film, crafted for maximum effect. See it with an emotional support group, or at least with a theater full of people who are all likely to end up on the same wavelength.


This is an unquestionable R, for everything from full-frontal nudity to buckets of blood.


A release date is still TBD, but the distribution rights are with A24, which also released Lady BirdThe Disaster ArtistA Ghost Story, and It Comes At Night, among others. Expect a wide 2018 theatrical release with plenty of lead-up hype, showcasing all the people at Sundance who walked out of this film with shaky knees and gaping mouths, then took to social media to rave about the experience.

Migos, Cardi B, Miguel, Nipsey Hussle & More To Perform At Broccoli City Festival

Written By | Chantilly Post

Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning.

Broccoli City Week is celebrating its sixth annual weekly long musical bash and the team behind the festival have just released its 2018 lineup.Migos lead as headliner followed by a stellar lineup of artists such as Miguel, Cardi B, H.E.R., Daniel Caesar, Nipsey Hussle, Rich The Kid and more.

“I’ve personally been tracking the growth of Broccoli City over the past few years,” Shawn Gee, President of Live Nation Urban said. “The work that [Broccoli City co-founders Brandon McEachern and Marcus Allen] have done with the brand, not only building a festival but at the same time engaging and empowering the community, is amazing. We are looking forward to working with them to help further build out the vision and scale the brand.”

The listed artists will perform on April 28th at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Early bird tickets are sold out at this point, but all other tickets will be available tomorrow (January 19th) at 11 AM online.

Shaky Knees Festival 2018 Lineup

Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age and The National received top billing on the lineup poster released Monday morning. David Byrne of the Talking Heads, Tenacious D, Fleet Foxes and The War On Drugs also topped the list of more than 50 artists.

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Get ready. Get set. Get Shaky! Here’s the 2018 Lineup! Tickets go on sale tomorrow – 1/9 at 10AM EST. #Shakykneesfest

Shaky Knees is returning to Central Park on May 4-6 this year after two years in Centennial Olympic Park. The festival originated at Historic Fourth Ward Park and the Masquerade in 2013. It was held in Central Park in 2015.

Early bird tickets are sold out, but general admission tickets go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m, and can be purchased here. Prices start at $179 for a three-day pass.


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