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Dolenz then started a correct tribute for his fallen bandmates; Davy, Peter and Michael. Displaying prime clips from the Monkees TV present; and a number of other uncommon assemblages from their particular person audition tapes and Dolenz’s personal home-movies, it was bittersweet and stirring. Although the followers have seen these clips dozens of instances beforehand, the adulation that Dolenz connected to them -as nicely as the private stories- is terrific.

Notably shifting for this author have been the temporary glimpses of Good Instances-producer, the late Adam Schlesinger. For those who don’t know or don’t notice, Schlesinger was the proper producer selection for that album – only a sensational combine. I all the time questioned a couple of Dolenz-solo effort produced by Schlesinger; sadly we’ll by no means see it realized now.

To me, seeing all these movies and tapes is each bittersweet in addition to a real testomony to their mixed abilities. Certain, Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider created all this, however with out the skills of the 4, magic wouldn’t have been made.

Act 2 started with a stunningly good “Porpoise Tune” that led into “Nice Valley Sunday,” “Valleri” and “Goin’ Down” whereby Dolenz does a faucet dance throughout the stage that’s spot-on. A Broadway veteran for positive, he’s simply superb – note-for-note, step-by-step.

On the Huntington present have been Dolenz-pr-man David Salidor, Markos Papadatos from Digital Journal and Vance Brescia, the author of “That Was Then, This Is Now” which was proudly carried out. At Ridgefield, Q1043’s Jim Kerr and WOR’s Tom Cuddy, spouse Lisa and daughter Danielle attended as nicely.

Ridgefield Playhouse soundman extraordinaire Blake Joblin did a unbelievable job mixing the live performance audio.

The complete present is a dignified and becoming tribute. The true icing on the cake. A terrific effort throughout; among the best I’ve but seen this 12 months.

Colin Farrell

COLIN’S PENGUIN — (By way of Deadline) The primary picture and photographs from Matt Reeves’ Batman spinoff Max collection The Penguin was revealed Wednesday popping out of the Warner Bros Discovery presser for the streaming service. No premiere date was introduced right now; hopefully we’ll be seeing this one make a splash at San Diego Comedian-Con this summer time.

Colin Farrell reprises his Batman villain on this eight-episode DC Studios drama collection that continues The Batman epic crime saga that filmmaker Reeves started with Warner Bros. Footage’ $771 million-grossing world blockbuster final 12 months. As we informed you final week, The Batman, which repped Warner Bros’ return to full theatrical releases popping out of the pandemic final 12 months, netted a revenue of $177M.

The primary footage of the collection, which is in manufacturing per Casey Bloys, has the look of a darkish Sopranos, with Farrell enjoying a full-on crime boss. We see him swooning a brunette over dinner, limping and climbing subway stairs and boldly taking pictures somebody from his smoking chair (“You step out of line even as soon as, I’ll intestine you want a goddamn fish,” exclaims Penguin).

“You ask your self, what sort of life do I need?” says the Penguin in a voice-over. “The world isn’t constructed for guys like us; that’s why we’ve to take what’s ours.”

New DC bosses Peter Safran and James Gunn have made it clear that Reeves’ Batman is a part of their else-verse, which isn’t a part of their part one “Gods and Monsters” DC universe. Reeves’ function sequel, Batman II, is hitting cinemas on October 3, 2025. Safran and Gunn have their very own Batman within the works, The Courageous and the Daring, which follows Bruce Wayne and the spitfire, renegade son he didn’t know he had: Damien Wayne, who takes on the alias of Robin.

The beforehand introduced solid contains Colin Farrell, Cristin Milioti, Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Kelly, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Deirdre O’Connell, with Clancy Brown and Michael Zegen recurring.

By now you’ve in all probability learn or heard that HBO Max has been re-branded as Max; out of your pleasant Warner Brothers. Spectrum, NYC’s main cable outlet was referred to as Time Warner, so each few months I assume we’ll should get used to a brand new identify. And, sure, David Zaslav – aka Zaz The Butcher– is liable for it.

Steve Lukather “Bridges”

SHORT TAKES— The Gamers Membership and Mascot Label Group are proud to announce the brand new studio album from Toto legend, Steve Lukather. His ninth solo album, Bridges, couldn’t be extra precisely titled. Bridges presents deep roots and branches from Toto’s household tree, with previous and current members contributing on each the writing and efficiency aspect. Luke shares, “I see it as a bridge between my solo music and Toto music. The truth that Joseph Williams, David Paich and I wrote a lot of the document, and the very fact I invited lots of the previous Toto gang to return and play, co-writers like Randy Goodrum and Stan Lynch brings all this collectively. It additionally proves that the majority of my previous buddies and I are nonetheless nice buddies, and I wished to do a document ‘within the fashion of,’ as Toto won’t ever document one other studio album. That is as shut as we’ll get” …

Jeremy Renner

And,  Jeremy Renner, strolling with a  cane, for the premiere of his Disney + present Rennervations.  Simply superb. He was interviewed by a number of information shops and acquitted himself terrifically. Bravo Jeremy!

NAME SIN THE NEWS — Dan Mapp; Tom & Lisa Cuddy; Tom Masterson; Adam Ellis; Andrew Sandoval; Brett King; Jill Christiansen; Howard Bloom; Donnie Kehr; Angelo Babbaro; Jane Blunkell; Tony King; Derek Taylor; Alison Martino; Dan Zelinski; Mike Greenblatt; Roger Davies; Jason Elzy; Irving Azoff; and BELLA!

Originally posted 2023-04-18 04:01:08.