Seven Minute Takes: The ‘Carnage Park’ Interview

Carnage ParkIt’s time to bring a little carnage into your life, SMT lovers… Namely by watching and listening to our interview with CARNAGE PARK’s Ashley Bell (THE LAST EXORCISM) and Writer/Director Mickey Keating!

The IFC Midnight Release is going to hit it hard on July 1st… But you get the inside scoop on this 70’s grindhouse homage, here and now!

 

Check out the SMT Interview:

 

 

This pure-pulp thrill ride jumps between past and present as it pieces together the puzzle of a shocking crime. It’s 1978 and a bank robbery gone wrong leaves Vivian (The Last Exorcism’s Ashley Bell) the hostage of two criminals on the run. But things go from bad to off-the-rails berserk when she and her captors wind up on the sun-baked desert outpost of a deranged ex-military sniper (Pat Healy), who ensnares them in his deadly game of cat and mouse. Rising horror auteur Mickey Keating (Pod, Darling) directs this gritty, grisly homage to the glory days of grindhouse cinema.
Director/Writer: Mickey Keating

Producers: Eric B. Fleischman and Sean Tibibian

Cast: Ashley Bell, Pat Healy, James Landry Hebert, Darby Stanchfield, and Alan Ruck

Release Date:  July 1 in New York/VOD

Distributor: IFC Midnight

TRT: 86 minutes

Rating: The film is not rated.

 

“CARNAGE PARK”

WILL OPEN ON FRIDAY, JULY 1ST IN NEW YORK AT THE IFC ENTER

AND AVAILABLE ON DEMAND / All DIGITAL PLATFORMS

 

LOS ANGELES THEATRICAL DATE TBA

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Kid Receives A Better Interview With Kanye West Than Most Professional Journalists!

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(PCM) Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were recently spotted celebrating their daughter North West’s third birthday at Disneyland, however despite the day being all about North, another child has stolen some of the spotlight with his glorious nine second interview with Kanye West, which turned out better than what most professional journalists can get out of Yeezy.

The interview is pure gold, as believe it or not, the young reporter-to-be, even got Kanye to smile. Give this kid a gold star!  The interview was posted to Snapchat and has since been shared dozens of times. Kanye gives this kid the most Kanye answer possible when asked “How did you write “I Love Kanye”?” by saying “I just thought about what I loved”.

So poetic! Somebody get this kid a full-time job now! You can see the full nine second interview below:

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Kid Receives A Better Interview With Kanye West Than Most Professional Journalists!

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(PCM) Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were recently spotted celebrating their daughter North West’s third birthday at Disneyland, however despite the day being all about North, another child has stolen some of the spotlight with his glorious nine second interview with Kanye West, which turned out better than what most professional journalists can get out of Yeezy.

The interview is pure gold, as believe it or not, the young reporter-to-be, even got Kanye to smile. Give this kid a gold star!  The interview was posted to Snapchat and has since been shared dozens of times. Kanye gives this kid the most Kanye answer possible when asked “How did you write “I Love Kanye”?” by saying “I just thought about what I loved”.

So poetic! Somebody get this kid a full-time job now! You can see the full nine second interview below:

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Celebrate 20th Anniversary of ‘Riverdance’ with Maggie Darlington

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(PCM) When Maggie Darlington was a pre-teen she began dancing with the Claddagh School of Irish Dance in California and went on several years later to win the World Irish Dancing Championships, all the while securing her passion and future. Her love for Irish dancing, music, performing and making her mark in the world have all come together in her on-going gig as a lead dancer in the current 20th Anniversary World Tour of “Riverdance” – also known as an international Irish dance phenomenon.

“Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour,” now playing through June 19 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, was composed by Bill Whelan,produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan. The riveting show comes directly to North America following a sold out run across Europe and Asia,and this production continues to Virginia and South Carolina.

Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – in rock, music, theatre and film – nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of “Riverdance.”

Darlington, now 27, a native from Ventura, California, has been with the show a joyous five years, and believes that the show has given her the perfect foundation for her performing career, a chance to tour the world and deepened her love for the arts.

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Q: What are you most excited about for the 20th Anniversary of “Riverdance?”

Maggie Darlington: I would say that it’s just exciting that the show has been around for as long as it has, and that it is looking better than ever. We have an extremely talented group of dancers and I am thrilled to be working with all of them.

Q: Talk about your early career?

MD: I began dancing with the Claddagh School of Irish Dance in California.

Q: I hear you won many awards for Irish dancing?

MD: Yes. I won four North American Championships, two All‐Ireland Championships and in 2007, the World Irish Dancing Championships. In 2010, I performed the lead role in Busch Gardens’ production Celtic Fyre and originated the lead female role in “Battle of the Dance.” After that I joined “Riverdance.”

Q: Were you ever stuck by stage fright?

MD: No, not really. I went to my first world competition when I was 11, so by the time I was competing at age 17 and 18 I was already seasoned at that point. I won the World Irish Dancing Championships in Glasgo,Ireland, at age 18.

Q: Have you ever made friends with someone you were competing with in the dance competitions?

MD: Yes. My best friend now in “Riverdance,” Meghan Lucey, was a competitor at the world championships. She’s part of the “Riverdance”troupe and we are close friends. Previously, I knew her name, what dress she wore and how she placed, but now doing the shows has brought us closer. Now,it’s all about getting to a town or city and saying, ‘Let’s get some coffee because I’m a little bored today.’

Q: This is your fifth year with the show, right?

MD: Yes, I started in 2011 as a troupe dancer in the ensemble and became a lead dancer two years ago in 2014.

Q: What else can you tell me about the current show?

MD: It’s more than it has ever been – it’s not only Irish dancing: Flamingo, Russian, tappers, and more, but the music is a testament to so much. It was written by the same man, and for each aspect he wrote amazing music for the Spanish dancers, performed by Irish musicians. Overall, I can say that the music is amazing!

Q: Since this is the 20th Anniversary, why do you feel it has endured so long?

MD: I would say it has become a classic because it is cultural and it touches on immigration, which we can all identify with since so many of us and our families came here from somewhere else. This is not just a story or style of musical theater. But it is cultural and true to its roots. I would say that it is somewhat infectious and either you like it or you don’t.Most people really seem to like it.

Q: Tell me about your family back home in California.

MD: I have two older sisters and a twin brother.

Q: Is there anyone in the theater or entertainment world?

MD: Nope. My twin brother is getting his PhD in physics at Berkley – so he obviously gravitated toward the other end of the spectrum.

Q: What do your parents do?

MD: My mom is a paralegal with an English degree and my dad is a CPA.

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Q: Has your family been supportive of your theater/dancing career?

MD: Definitely. My dad is happier now that I am getting paid to dance then when I was competing, but everyone has been amazing.

Q: You have been traveling on and off for five years. How long is the current tour?

MD: Nine months. Some of them have been shorter, like six weeks.

Q: Did this show go to California so you were able to share it with friends and family?

MD: Yes, we were there in December — L.A., Orange County, and San Luis Obispo — and that made it particularly exciting for me.

Q: Do you get tired of life on the road?

MD: Sure, sometimes. But you have to consider the pros and the cons. We’re lucky that we get to sleep in most of the time because our shows aren’t until the evening.

Q: Were there any surprises during this tour?

MD: Yes. I really liked Boise, Idaho, and I was surprised about that was. It’s just a college town, but we really liked the vibe outside,it was so clean, the air was so fresh and we loved the mountains. We were there during perfect weather and had a great time.

Q: You should write a travel blog in your spare time.

MD: My boyfriend and I have thought about that. Isaac is the head of the sound department and we enjoy exploring new places and finding that perfect coffee shop in each town.

Q: What is your advice to up-and-coming performers who want to make this a career?

MD: I would tell any up and coming performers that you need have tough skin and be ready and willing to work hard — whether it’s applying a note from the director, or you’re in rehearsals trying to learn choreography. It’s no longer just your past time but your job. Yes it’s fun,but it takes focus and seriousness as well.

Q: After “Riverdance” what are your dreams, hopes and aspirations?

MD: I’m still trying to figure that out. I love entertainment; but I also love yoga and anything physical. So,we’ll see.

Q: Lastly, why should someone come to the show for the first or subsequent time?

MD: I would say that it’s energetic and joyous. I love the fact that I always see wide smiles on people’s faces during and after the show. The music is uplifting and people like the rhyme energy and style of the dancing. It’s a good time!

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At Last, Axl Rose Breaks His Silence! Rare Interview With China Exchange

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(PCM)  In the maelstrom of his recent activities, from the long awaited, historical Guns N’ Roses stadium tour to his heralded performances as touring vocalist with AC/DC, Axl Rose has maintained a deafening silence.  In recent months, when even fan sightings and accounts of chance meetings with Rose, have made headlines, Axl Rose remained silent unless on the stage…until now. On Tuesday June 7, Rose made a rare appearance at China Exchange in London’s Chinatown, as part of the Prudential Series, for a candid 60-minute discussion, hosted by Sir David Tang.  The complete interview will be available tonight, Tuesday, June 14, at http://chinaexchange.uk/axl-rose/.

Created in 2015, China Exchange serves as a home for ideas, discussion, and creative expression to stimulate greater understanding of China’s impact on the world. So when the Chinese Democracy vocalist was invited for an unlikely conversation in an intimate setting, many believed the booking to be a hoax. Before a sold-out audience of 230 fans and friends, Axl Rose indeed emerged for an unfiltered, candid 60-minute discussion, pleasantly and honestly answering all questions fans and press have been eager to explore with the iconic vocalist.  Comfortable in the is free-form environment, Rose discussed his vocal techniques – a regime of vocal exercises; his aim for a cleaner sound on Chinese Democracy; and the complexity of singing Brian Johnson’s Back in Black with care to avoid lasting damage to his voice.  Rose went on to confide what it means to him to be performing with AC/DC on the current tour and to be in a positive place with Guns n’ Roses.

 

Of his meeting with the legendary performer, China Exchange founder, Sir David Tand expressed “Axl Rose is at the apex of contemporary music that speaks and relates to hundreds of millions of people. I could not have talked to a more extraordinary human being.”

 

For more information please visit chinaexchange.uk.

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Rock On The Range Celebrates It’s Ten Year Anniversary In A Monster Way!

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(PCM) It has been truly amazing to witness Monster Energy’s Rock On The Range grow in leaps and bounds over the years. It has definitely earned it’s place as cornerstone of the World’s Loudest Month festival series which is put together by Danny Wimmer Presents each May. It is certainly a highlight for us to cover each year and we were thrilled to be rocking out at the Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, OH celebrating Rock On The Range’s ten year anniversary.

Versatility is something we have always loved about Rock On The Range and it has been a real treat to see the ways in which this festival has expanded its’ horizons and added artists from various genres of rock, metal and even elements of hip-hop into the fold. The festival has done a fantastic job at embracing their ever changing musical landscape and has grown with it’s fan base rather than against them. At the end of the day, Rock On The Range is without a doubt the place where “Rock Lives”, however there is nothing wrong with adding in a few more elements to spice things up a bit and keep it fresh.

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The 2016 line-up was one of the most diverse we have ever witnessed, it was literally a smorgasbord of music from an fantastic array of artists. There was something for every taste.  Friday brought us fantastic sets from Avatar, Sick Puppies, Sevendust, SIXX:A.M., Butcher Babies, Megadeth, Shinedown and Disturbed. Standout performances on a rainy Saturday included Jelly Roll, Saint Asonia, Pop Evil, Steel Panther, Ghost, HELLYEAH, Clutch, Five Finger Death Punch, and Rob Zombie.  Closing out the weekend we were thrilled to catch sets from Red Sun Rising, The Glorious Sons, Wolfmother, Anti-Flag, Bring Me The Horizon, At The Drive In, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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While on-site we caught up with VP of Marketing and Sponsorship for Danny Wimmer Presents Clay Busch to chat about celebrating ten years of Rock On The Range, the expansion of World’s Loudest Month, new festival experiences that are on the way, Rock Allegiance in Philadelphia and more! You can view the interview below:

Happy ten year anniversary Rock On The Range!  It was certainly one epic party and we look forward to rocking out for another ten years (or hopefully longer)! We have put together quite an epic photo gallery showcasing the many highlight performances throughout the weekend! Enjoy! You can also view our interviews with band’s such as Asking Alexandria, Megadeth, Butcher Babies, Pop Evil and more by clicking here!

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