The News Review:
- SF Blues Festival taking the year off
- SoBe Wine And Food Festival Returns This Weekend
- Shakeup in Film Festivals as a Familiar Face Moves
- Sparks now “Nevada’s Festival City”
- US festival spotlights Arab arts and humanity
- Academy sanctions official scar-night party to benefit …
SF Blues Festival taking the year off
San Francisco Chronicle USA -
tmpl –>The San Francisco Blues Festival announced the cancellation of this year’s festival this week throwing into question the entire future of the longest-running blues festival in the country. Festival attendance never recovered from the 2001 event held 11 days after the attack on the twin towers producer Tom Mazzolini said. “It never came back to those wonderful years in the ’90s and ’80s. It was like the air went out of the room. Mazzolini who started the festival on a rainy weekend in 1973 at a funky USF gym presented the annual event over September weekends at the Great Meadow in Fort Mason to crowds of more than 10000 during the festival’s halcyon days.
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SoBe Wine And Food Festival Returns This Weekend
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Shakeup in Film Festivals as a Familiar Face Moves
New York Times United States -
Gilmore and his far-reaching relationships bring new cachet to a festival that has been criticized for a lack of cinematic focus as well as the likelihood of further expansion both abroad and in the digital world. “In terms of people who can navigate both art and commerce in his space he is the gold standard” John Sloss a lawyer and independent film entrepreneur said of Mr. Gilmore on Tuesday. Meanwhile Sundance with an annual showcase and market in Park City Utah every January that has set the agenda for many in the smaller film business faces decisions about fresh leadership and possible changes in management structure. According to a statement from Sundance Mr.
Sparks now “Nevada’s Festival City”
San Jose Mercury News USA -
—Nicknamed the “Rail City” since it was founded along the Southern Pacific railroad in 1902 the city of Sparks is updating its image with an economic development strategy that emphasizes its frequent block parties and seasonal celebrations. The new city brand unveiled on Wednesday is “Nevada’s Festival City” along with the tag line “It’s happening here. ” “That means there’s always something happening in Sparks” city spokesman Adam Mayberry said. The city bordering Reno entered a $114000 contract last year with the Seattle-based Destination Development to help create the new city brand. “They are trying to portray it’s hip fun vibrant exciting that is the image we are tying to convey” said Roger Brooks of Destination Development. “The image we are trying to portray is that Sparks is a must-visit destination.
US festival spotlights Arab arts and humanity
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts began planning the “Arabesque” festival years ago. Its events are not tied to the U. government in any way but the timing turned out to be inspired said show curator Alicia Adams. “It’s fortuitous that it’s happening at this time when we are trying to change the way that we do things and our relationships with this region of the world” she said.
Academy sanctions official scar-night party to benefit …
MLive.com MI -
Sure the Saugatuck event has screened nominees and winners before but this is different. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has officially sanctioned a party to benefit the nonprofit festival — one of 52 such shindigs nationwide. “The academy is very selective about which parties get sanctioned” said Waterfront co-founder Hopwood DePree. “I’m sure the success of the film festival has something to do with it. They’re looking for events that kind of tie in with the academy’s mission. ENTER NWDeadline is noon Sunday to enter The Press’ Pick of the Flicks contest for a chance to win 150 movie passes not to mention an invitation to a special Press-sponsored party at Celebration Cinema North for a sneak preview of a new movie.