Moonstone Music Festival Will Make Its’ Debut April 30 And May 1 In Orlando, FL


(PCM) We are super excited about the news that the Moonstone Music Festival will be making its’ debut on April 30 and May 1, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The festival will be produced by international event specialists Incognitus,  and the multi-stage, live music celebration will feature six unique performance areas with more than 100 acts.

“Expect a collision of great music, comedy, art and great food, with just the right amount of wrong,” says co-producer, Paul Lovett.

The outdoor weekend-long event is timed to take advantage of the perfect weather that Florida offers at the beginning of the U.S. festival season. From the minute attendees enter the colorful, atmospheric festival site, they will be engaged in a stimulating layout offering a variety of entertainment options featuring rock music of all genres, comedy, side show attractions and live art, along with an astounding variety of food offerings and an eclectic market place.

The name Moonstone projects that you can expect that this festival will stimulate the soul, while delivering positive emotions, passion, party and celebration for festival goers all while paying homage to the Rock Gods.

Additional details including a line up featuring world-class headliners, location and on sale details will be revealed in the coming weeks. For the most up-to-date information, please click here.

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Thanksgiving Tradition – Presidential Pardoning of the Turkeys

Turkey2Every year before the Thanksgiving holiday, the President chooses a turkey or two who will be spared from ending up on your dining room table. In a ceremony that takes place at the White House one official turkey is pardoned as well as the occasional alternate gobbler.

Some say that this tradition started with Harry Truman in 1947*, but it became official in 1989, with President G.W. Bush.
Rumor has it, the turkey President Truman ‘pardoned’ was actually his selected Thanksgiving meal.

Names for the lucky birds are chosen by voters on the White House website.

Here is a list of some previous pardoned turkeys:
1999 – Harry
2000 – Jerry
2001 – Liberty
2002 – Katie (the first pardoned female turkey) and Zack
2003 – Stars and Stripes
2004 – Biscuit and Gravy
2005 – Marshmallow and Yam
2006 – Flyer and Fryer
2007 – May and Flower
2008 – Pumpkin and Pecan
2009 – Courage and Carolina
2010 – Apple and Cider
2011 – Liberty and Peace
2012 – Cobbler and Gobbler
2013 – Popcorn and Caramel
2014 – Cheese and Mac
2015 – Abe & Honest


Unlike today’s feast consisting of turkey, stuffing, cranberry and Uncle Ned’s boring stories of Thanksgivings of yore, the original Thanksgiving menu probably consisted of the following items:

Seethed [boiled] Lobster
Roasted Goose
Boiled Turkey
Fricase of Coney
Pudding of Indian Corn Meal with dried Whortleberries
Seethed Cod
Roasted Duck
Stewed Pumpkin
Roasted Venison with Mustard Sauce
Savory Pudding of Hominy
Fruit and Holland Cheese

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The Captain America: Civil War Trailer Has Arrived!


(PCM) Disney has released the first trailer for the highly anticipated upcoming film “Captain America: Civil War” which will serve as the kick-off to Marvel’s Phase 3 slate. The film will be directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and from the looks of things will pick up right after the event of “Avengers: Age of Ultron”.

We find Steve Rogers leading a new team of Avengers in a continued effort to safeguard humanity. According to the film’s official synopsis: “After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.”

In the trailer we see the riff continue to deepen between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) as Captain America is coming to the defense of his friend Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) when the government is coming after him. Along with the other Avengers we also catch our first glimpse of Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.

Captain America: Civil War will open in theaters on May 6, 2016.

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The Crew is Back and Ready to Bring Peace to the Streets in the First Trailer for Barbershop: The Next Cut

barbershop3_Poster(PCM) New Line Cinema debuted the first trailer for the third installment in the Barbershop series titled Barbershop: The Next Cut on Tuesday, giving us our first look at the April 15, 2016 release.

Reuniting Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer, Barbershop: The Next Cut, directed by Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man; Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins), takes a stance against the street violence permeating the Barbershop’s neighborhood. 

The trailer clocks in at over two minutes and focuses a fair amount on the street violence that has perpetrated the neighborhood around the Barbershop, leading Ice Cube and the rest of the Barbershop crew to take action and transform their community into a safe space again.

It’s been more than 10 years since our last appointment at Calvin’s Barbershop. Calvin (Ice Cube) and his longtime crew, including Eddie (Cedric the Entertainer), are still there, but the shop has undergone some major changes. Most noticeably, our once male-dominated sanctuary is now co-ed.

The ladies bring their own flavor, drama and gossip to the shop challenging the fellas at every turn. Despite the good times and camaraderie within the shop, the surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, forcing Calvin and our crew to come together to not only save the shop but their neighborhood.

Barbershop: The Next Cut also stars Regina Hall (Think Like a Man), Oscar winner Common (Selma), Sean Patrick Thomas (Barbershop), Eve (Whip It), Anthony Anderson (TV’s Black-ish), Jaszmine Lewis (Barbershop), JB Smoove (TV’s The Millers), and recording artist Nicki Minaj (The Other Woman).

Lee is directing the film from a screenplay by Kenya Barris (Black-ish) & Tracy Oliver (The Neighbors), based on characters created by Mark Brown. Barbershop: The Next Cut reteams the producers from the first two films, Robert Teitel, George L. Tillman and Ice Cube. Malcolm D. Lee, Becki Cross Trujillo and Ronald G. Muhammed are serving as executive producers.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Greg Gardiner, production designer Ina Mayhew, editor Paul Millspaugh and costume designer Danielle Hollowell.

Barbershop: The Next Cut opens in theaters nationwide April 16, 2016. Visit Facebook for more info!

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Netflix December Lineup: Movies and Shows Leaving and Arriving in December 2015

Netflix(PCM) Thanksgiving is just a few days away, December is looming ever closer, and the Holiday Season is in full swing, meaning the coming weeks will include a lot of family time and time recovering from gluttonous meals while most likely binge watching TV.

Which is why it’s a good thing Netflix is adding a plethora of new movies and shows to its instant streaming services throughout the month of December.

Some notable titles making their way to Netflix include Jamie Foxx’s turn as Ray Charles in Ray, Bill Murray’s Christmas special titled A Very Murray Christmas, and all 7 seasons of Showtime’s Nurse Jackie.

As this new batch of movies and shows become available on Netflix, another batch of titles will be making their exit from the streaming service.

All About Eve, Silence of the Lambs, Batman Begins, and Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal are just a few of the titles leaving Netflix in December, so catch them while you still have the chance!

See below for a full list of the movies and shows coming to and leaving Netflix throughout December!

Available December 1:

“That Touch of Mink” (1962)

“Darkman” (1990)

“Stir of Echoes” (1999)

“Cradle 2 the Grave” (2003)

“Ray” (2004)

“The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury” (2004)

“Stir of Echoes: The Homecoming” (2007)

“CBGB” (2013)

“#DeathToSelfie” (2014)

“A Genius Leaves the Hood: The Unauthorized Story of Jay Z” (2014)

“Christmas Wedding Baby” (2014)

“30 for 30: Chasing Tyson” (2015)

“50 Shades of THEY” Season 1 (TV) (2015)

“A Christmas Star” (2015)

“Amnesiac” (2015)

“Broadchurch” Season 2 (TV) (2015)

“Detectorists” (TV) (2015)

“I’m Brent Morin” (2015)

“Jenny’s Wedding” (2015)

“Las mágicas historias de Plim Plim” Season 1 (2015)

“Real Rob” Season 1 (2015)

“See You In Valhalla” (2015)

“Sensitive Skin” Season 1 (2015)

“Starting Over” Season 1 (2015)

“Tyke: Elephant Outlaw” (2015)

“Winning Life’s Battles” Season 1 (2015)

Dec. 2

“Stations of the Cross” (2014)

“Tangerine” (2015)

Dec. 3

“Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine” (2015)

Dec. 4

“A Very Murray Christmas” (2015)

“Comedy Bang! Bang!” Season 4 (TV) (2015)

Dec. 5

“A Case of You” (2013)

“Dinosaur 13” (2014)

“Inside Man” Season 3 (TV) (2015)

Dec. 7

“Vampire Academy” (2014)

Dec. 8

“Phoenix” (2014)

“Xenia” (2014)

“One & Two” (2015)

Dec. 9

“Phineas and Ferb” Season 4 (TV) (2015)

“Trailer Park Boys: Drunk, High and Unemployed Live in Austin” (2015)

Dec. 11

“The Adventures of Puss in Boots” Season 2 (TV) (2015)

“The Ridiculous 6” (2015)

Dec. 14

“The Da Vinci Code” (2006)

Dec. 15

“Time Out of Mind” (2014)

“Drown” (2014)

“Hart of Dixie” Season 4 (TV) (2015)

“High Profits” Season 1 (TV) (2015)

Dec. 16

“Fresh Dressed” (2015)

“Helix” Season 2 (TV) (2015)

Dec. 18

“F is for Family” Season 1 (TV) (2015)

“Glitter Force” Season 1 (TV) (2015)

“Making A Murderer” Season 1 (TV) (2015)

“Mike Epps: Don’t Take it Personal” (2015)

Dec. 19

“Chloe and Theo” (2015)

Dec. 20

“Santa’s Apprentice” (2010)

“Leo the Lion” (2013)

“Magic Snowflake” (2013)

Dec. 21

“El Señor de los Cielos” Season 3 (TV) (2015)

Dec. 22

“Queen of Earth” (2015)

Dec. 23

“Invisible Sister” (2015)

Dec. 24

“Dawn of the Croods” Season 1 (TV) (2015)

Dec. 25

“Black Mirror: White Christmas” (2015)

Dec. 28

“Maron: Season 3” (TV) (2015)

“My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” Season 5 (TV) (2015)

Dec. 30

“Parenthood” Season 6 (TV) (2015)

Dec. 31

“Nurse Jackie” Seasons 1-7 (TV) (2009)

“Manhattan Romance” (2014)

“Battle Creek” Season 1 (TV) (2015)

“Violetta” Season 3 (TV) (2015)

Leaving December 1

“All About Eve” (1950)

“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”: Season 1 (2012)

“Batman Begins” (2005)

“Beverly Hills Cop III” (1994)

“Brian’s Song” (1971)

“Brian’s Song” (2001)

“The Brothers Grimm” (2005)

“The Burbs” (1989)

“Cop Land” (1997)

“Damien: Omen II” (1978)

“The Dark Crystal” (1982)

“Employee of the Month” (2006)

“Forces of Nature” (1999)

“Get Low” (2009)

“The Great Escape” (1963)

“The Guardian”: Season 1-3

“The High and the Mighty” (1954)

“The Hustler” (1961)

“Insomnia” (2002)

“Juice” (1992)

“K-19: The Widowmaker” (2002)

“Labyrinth” (1986)

“Last Night” (2010)

“Left Behind: The Movie” (2000)

“Left Behind II: Tribulation Force” (2002)

“Left Behind: World at War” (2005)

“Modern Problems” (1981)

“My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997)

“Necessary Roughness” (1991)

“The Omen” (1976)

“Omen III: The Final Conflict” (1981)

“The Paw Project” (2013)

“The Pink Panther 2 ” (2009)

“R.L. Stine’s Mostly Ghostly” (2008)

“R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It” (2007)

“Shrink” (2009)

“Silence of the Lambs” (1991)

“Soapdish” (1991)

“Trek Nation” (2011)

“Two Can Play That Game” (2001)

Leaving Dec. 4

“Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally ” (2010)

Leaving Dec. 6

“360 ” (2011)

“The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure” (2012)

Leaving Dec. 9

“C.O.G. ” (2013)

Leaving Dec. 10

“Ultimate Spider-Man”: Season 2

Leaving Dec. 11

“The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”: Season 2

“Rescue Me”: Season 1-7

Leaving Dec. 12

“Why Did I Get Married?” (2007)

Leaving Dec. 13

“How to Build a Better Boy” (2014)

“Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers” (2011)

Leaving Dec. 15

“Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” (2004)

Leaving Dec. 17

“Underclassman” (2005)

Leaving Dec. 21

“Red Hook Summer” (2012)

Leaving Dec. 24

“Una Noche” (2012)

Leaving Dec. 30

“Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony ” (2013)

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Actor David Larsen Talks The Book Of Mormon Tour

david-larsen(PCM) The Book of Mormon continues to break records as one of the top-grossing Broadway shows of all time. It has won nine Tony Awards including “Best Musical” since its’ debut on Broadway in 2001. Written by “South Park” creators Trey Parker/Matt Stone with Robert Lopez, the show is rip-roaringly hilarious and completely tongue-in-cheek, definitely not one for the easily offended!

The show will be coming to the Forrest Theater in Philadelphia, PA this week and we couldn’t be more excited to check out the performance. We caught up with actor David Larsen who plays the role of Elder Price in the show to talk about his character, life on the road, and more!

On what he is still learning after being with the show while touring the country David said “I would say every performance is different, so you are always learning something each time that you go up on stage. I would think that the details are a bit more minute than they had been a year and a half ago, but we just had the whole creative team out this past week and got a bunch of notes. We changed some things and the way things are being played so that’s a lot of fun and it continues to be new and fresh.”

He views his time on the road as valuable experience, for both his acting and singing. “This show, especially this role, is very tough vocally. It has been a challenge to not only do it one time, but to do it eight times a week. I feel I have become a much better singer because of this show.”

I asked David how important singing was in his life, let alone his career. “I went to college for it. I went to Carnegie Mellon University and I think the practical work experience of doing shows, particularly this role, when I first started learning it, I would go for runs and try to sing while I was running because I knew I was going to need the stamina, as well as, being able to sing long phrases without any breath.”

On the longevity and on-going success of Book Of Mormon, David summed it up very quickly. “I just think the show is so incredibly well-written! It is set up like a very traditional musical, but along with that, it has very contemporary dialogue and the way that the scenes are laid out.”

I agreed, and asked how he viewed the very relatable commentary on social issues such as religion, miscommunication, and commercialism and why it strikes a chord with the audience.

“It is definitely what strikes a chord and within the play there is a lot of crazy stuff being said on-stage and I feel like with such fun music, you don’t realize what they’re singing about because you’re just humming along to these great tunes. I think it’s just everything and the show is so incredibly well-constructed that you can get lost in the music and get lost in the dialogue or get lost in the humor or dance numbers.”

In our PC world, with so many individuals being offended by seemingly everything nowadays and The Book Of Mormon having nothing off limits, he again credited the writers, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. (laughing) “Nobody is safe with them! Misery loves company I suppose. I’m sure people still get offended but in the context of the show you can kind of let it go!”

Interviewing so many performers ‘on the road’, I asked about being in a new town every few weeks, for months on end. David made it clear on the pros and cons of life on a bus. “You are living out of a suitcase, so that can be tough. You don’t have any place to put some roots in the ground, so I think that’s the biggest challenge. That being said, it’s also a great joy because you get to see cities and parts of the country that you would never really spend time in. Appleton, Wisconsin, is not really a tourist destination, I would think, but I was really happy that I went there, as it was a great visit and a great city.”

With so much controversy the show was getting  from Conservatives like Glenn Beck (a Mormon) and other Traditional Americans, I asked if there was a noticeable difference in reaction to the show in some regions of the country. Larsen revealed,  “It was interesting to be in the more conservative markets to see how they would react, but people seem to love this show everywhere we go.”

His super-positive character of Elder Price, being the eternal optimist, may have had something to do with that. How much of his character came from himself?

“I think there is a lot of me that is Elder Price. I have always been a go-getter and a good kid, but I’m not quite as anal as Elder Price (laughs)! In my real life, I’m much more go with the flow but maybe in my younger years I was a little bit more so.”

When he’s not rehearsing, on stage, or on the road, he keeps himself busy. “I love being able to walk the streets in whatever town I’m in and just taking in the day to day life of the people who are living there. I love going to cool bars and restaurants.” I asked if he had any favorites. “Two of my favorite bars that I’ve been to is one in Washington, D.C. called Ivy and Coney, which is just this little dive Chicago/Detroit bar, so they had two different kinds of hot dogs and it was just a great atmosphere and I became friends with all the owners and the staff there. The other is a place I just visited last night in Boston called The Sevens in Beacon Hill, so anytime I can find a local bar or restaurant and get a feel for the people that are there and live like a local for a little bit is wonderful.”

His next stop in Philadelphia, just a few miles from the PCM headquarters. “I’ve never spent any time in Philly, so I’m honestly looking forward to exploring the entire city. I’ve rented an apartment in Olde City area by Independence Hall and I’m really looking forward to exploring the city. I have to cross-check the schedule, but if I can get to a Flyers game, that will be great as well!”

His plans for 2016 and any upcoming projects? “Cody Jamison Strand, who plays Elder Cunningham with me in the show and our former music director Sue Draus, we’ve written a musical review that’s going to be produced in Denver this January. I’m going to go out and direct that, so that’s kind of the next big thing other than Book Of Mormon that I’m working on right now. We’re very excited about creating new pieces of theater and putting them out there.” Would he like to direct? “Yes, I mean obviously I love performing, but to be on the other side of the table I think can only help your acting as well!”

The Book Of Mormon will be at the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia, PA from November 24-December 27. For more information please visit:

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