Jonathan Landrum Jr., Ap Entertainment Writer Updated 7:50 am PDT, Friday, September 6, 2019 This Aug. 27, 2019 photo shows portrait shows R&B singer Johnny Gill posing for a portrait in Los Angeles to promote his eighth studio album “Game Changer II." (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP) This Aug. 27, 2019 photo shows portrait shows R&B singer Johnny Gill posing for a portrait in Los Angeles to promote his eighth studio album “Game Changer II." (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP) Photo: Willy Sanjuan, Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP Photo: Willy Sanjuan, Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 This Aug. 27, 2019 photo shows portrait shows R&B singer Johnny Gill posing for a portrait in Los Angeles to promote his eighth studio … [Read more...] about A new album and fresh hits for ‘Game Changer’ Johnny Gill
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Ryan Faughnder Los Angeles Times Published 5:32 PM EDT Jul 29, 2019 Walt Disney Co.’s photo-realistic version of “The Lion King” is expected to continue to dominate the multiplex after collecting about $729 million in global receipts in its first week. But the technologically innovative film’s impact could go well beyond the box office. “The Lion King’s” unusual production techniques, including its use of video game technology and virtual reality headsets, could also change the way movies are made, according to the people involved in creating the big-budget blockbuster. Though the movie, directed by Jon Favreau, is entirely animated with computer graphics, the filmmakers shot the film in a 3D virtual environment using largely traditional production methods and equipment such as dollies, Steadicams, handheld cameras and cranes. The methods were used to give the remake a true-to-life feel of a nature documentary. The success of the film, a … [Read more...] about ‘Lion King’ a game changer
More Twins stories Jan. 20: Baldelli's baseball journey has led him to the Twins Mar. 23 Reusse: Baldelli feeling 'pretty good' about Twins bullpen, which is hard to believe Mar. 23 Twins trade Michael Reed to Giants for John Andreoli Mar. 24 MLB managers top to bottom Mar. 23 Baldelli's brain trust: Meet the Twins' new coaching staff Mar. 23 FORT MYERS, FLA. – Rocco Baldelli walked through the Twins clubhouse at Hammond Stadium during the first week of spring training and spotted outfielder Byron Buxton. It was 8:30 a.m. “What are you doing here?” Baldelli asked. “I’m about to get in a little workout,” Buxton replied. Said the first-time manager: “Get your sleep.” Buxton told the story a few weeks later, his eyebrows raising to show how pleasantly surprised he was by his boss’ orders to sleep in. “I was like, ‘Cool,’ ” Buxton said. “OK then.” As spring … [Read more...] about Game changer
The Soap Factory hopes to reopen on Labor Day. Not in the 52,000-square-foot, four-level historic warehouse it once called home, which was to have undergone a $6.2 million renovation, according to plans revealed with some fanfare in October 2017. Instead, the Soap will reopen in 6,500 square feet of that building, on the lower level. Where the Haunted Basement used to be. But it will reopen. A deal was announced Wednesday that will resolve the Soap’s debt issues and provide it with $100,000 to eliminate most if not all of its accumulated operating debt. The Soap will sell to its largest creditor, RJM Construction in Golden Valley, for a sum equal to what the Soap owes RJM, subcontractors, and others. RJM will forgive the Soap’s project-related debts ($3.8 million) and pay subcontractors and other creditors, including the holder of a $1.2 million lien purchased at a sheriff’s sale auction in December. RJM will then sell the building to an investor, not yet … [Read more...] about Soap Factory to reopen; ‘Game Changers’ at the Science Museum
By Sam Hurwitt, Correspondent | PUBLISHED: February 20, 2019 at 9:00 am | UPDATED: February 20, 2019 at 11:22 am It’s hard to overstate the impact of “Hamilton: An American Musical.” Now settling into San Francisco’s SHN Orpheum Theatre for an open-ended stay after a sold-out run of nearly five months in 2017, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2015 hip-hop musical about American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton has proved to be a phenomenon and a seeming game changer for American musical theater. Whatever the next “Hamilton” may be still lies in the future — or, more likely, is already percolating under the radar at smaller theaters around the country, with a one in a million shot of making it to Broadway. Miranda’s Tony-, Grammy-, Olivier- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical hit upon a bewitchingly unconventional combination: a sung-through musical employing hip-hop, R&B, jazz and traditional show tunes set amid the Revolutionary War era … [Read more...] about How did we get to a game-changer like ‘Hamilton’ — and what comes next?