Clement Virgo’s ‘Brother’ to premiere at Toronto International Film Festival | Globalnews.ca

TORONTO — Clement Virgo’s adaptation of a coming-of-age novel set in Toronto’s hip hop scene is bound for the Toronto International Film Festival. “Brother,” based on the 1990s-set book of the same name by David Chariandy, will make its world premiere at TIFF in September. Chariandy’s novel won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize in … Read more

Hudson Valley content creators: HUDSY wants you!

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – HUDSY, the first streaming app for the Hudson Valley, is putting out a call for Hudson Valley content creators to apply for grants of up to $5,000. If you are chosen, your completed project will stream on the HUDSY app, which features content created exclusively by the talented artists who … Read more

Rocker Carlos Santana ‘doing well’ after collapsing onstage

DETROIT – Guitar icon Carlos Santana collapsed on stage during a show in Michigan and was rushed to a hospital, later blaming the episode on forgetting to eat or drink water. Santana, 74, was “doing well” Wednesday after being taken from his show at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, some 40 miles northwest of … Read more

Indiana State Fair announces new food items

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Fair has announced a slew of new food items that will be available at this year’s event. Fairgoers can expect not just new tasty treats; many classics will also make a return. There will be more than 140 different food stands available at this year’s fair. Here’s a glimpse of … Read more

David Harbour says he’ll never lose weight for a role again after ‘Stranger Things’

Actor David Harbour vowed to never lose weight for a role again. If there’s one thing season 4 of “Stranger Things” taught the actor — who stars as Jim Hopper in the hit Netflix show — it’s to not toy with his weight. The latest season of the show sees Hopper imprisoned in a Soviet … Read more

Libba Cotten to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

CARRBORO, N.C. — This year, Elizabeth Cotten, who was born in 1893 and died in 1987, will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.    What You Need To Know  Carrboro’s Elizabeth Cotten to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in November  Music Make Foundation has honored Cotten with … Read more

‘Men in Black’ director downplayed film to Chris O’Donnell so he could cast Will Smith instead

It seems as though Chris O’Donnell was somewhat tricked into passing on a leading role in “Men In Black.” Director Barry Sonnenfeld admitted to pulling some strings in a bid to land Will Smith as the lead in the hit 1997 sci-fi film, including downplaying the movie to O’Donnell in hopes of him turning it … Read more

British theater, film director Peter Brook dies at age 97

LONDON – Peter Brook, a British theater and film director known for an influential and distinguished career which saw him garner worldwide acclaim, has died. He was 97. The two-time Tony Award winner, who had settled in France decades ago, directed the film adaptations of his best stage works as well as the 1963 movie … Read more