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Country’s Favorite Couple Plays New Orleans

by Meghan McGee on July 9, 2015

M_GarthBrooksTrishaYearwood630_072814Garth Brooks has come back to The Big Easy. This weekend, he’ll be performing several shows with his partner in rhyme, Trisha Yearwood. Brooks is a living legend whose country music career has spanned over twenty years. Along the way, he’s won Grammys, American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, and become the fastest selling album artist in RIAA history. He’s also broken records for concert attendance set by Paul McCartney, U2 and Elvis Presley.

Brooks came out of retirement in 2009 to play four years of shows at the Wynn Theater in Las Vegas. And last year, he announced his plan to return to touring. And he won’t be alone.

In 2005, Trisha Yearwood married her friend and mentor. But her career began way before meeting Brooks. Born in Georgia, Yearwood grew up with a love for country music and Southern rock. In the early 80s, Yearwood scored an internship for MTM records. She would use her surroundings to record demo tapes and practice. She eventually signed with MCA records.

Yearwood’s career includes many hit songs and she’s received awards from the Academy of Country Music, including Top Female Vocalist in 1997 and 1998. But this songbird does more than just sing. She branched off into acting in the late 90s, appearing on CBS’s JAG. In 2008, she teamed up with her mother and sister to create the cookbook Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen. And she’s continued to make herself at homes in homes across the country.

Brooks and Yearwood are the definitive country music power couple. Now these friends turned lovers will no doubt make their New Orleans show something special. Catch the country duo at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on July 10-12.

There are still some tickets left. You can pick your seat here.

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With everyone taking a break from work for the Fourth of July weekend, take a break from the heat by seeing one of these movies in theaters. Terminator: Genisys was shot in New Orleans, so there’s that.

Terminator: Genisys  – July 1

Shot in New Orleans, the newest installment of Terminator stalks into theaters. Kyle Reese will travel back in time to connect with Sarah Connor to hopefully stop Judgment Day from ever happening. Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, JK Simmons and Arnold Schwarzenegger star. 119 minRated TBA.

Magic Mike XXL – July 1

Mike has been out of the game for three years but now returns as the Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach. Channing Tatum, Elizabeth Banks, Amber Heard, Matt Bomer, Jada Pinkett Smith and Donald Glover star. TBA minRated R.

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Scoot McNairy as Gordon Clark, Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe and Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan - Halt and Catch Fire _ Season 1, Gallery - Photo Credit: James Minchin III/AMC Scoot McNairy as Gordon Clark, Mackenzie Davis as Cameron Howe and Lee Pace as Joe MacMillan – Halt and Catch Fire _ Season 1, Gallery – Photo Credit: James Minchin III/AMC

In this preview of the new podcast Halt and Cast Fire, Micah, David and Tessa review Halt and Catch Fire Season 1, the AMC drama series that stars Scoot McNairy, Lee Pace, Mackenzie Davis, Kerry Bishé and Toby Huss.

The SceneCast and Halt and Cast Fire are podcasts from Scene Magazine, the entertainment magazine. Find out more at Sceneent.com and haltandcastfire.com. Email us at haltandcastfire@sceneent.com.

SHOW NOTES

0:52 – Intro
2:00 – Review of Halt and Catch Fire’s first season
16:49 – Spoilers for Halt and Catch Fire – Season 1

Music for this week’s show comes from the original soundtrack to Halt and Catch Fire, which you can find in iTunes.

SPONSOR:
This episode of the SceneCast is brought to you by Delaney and Robb, a premier New Orleans law firm focused on estate planning, family law and general practice. The only established firm in New Orleans dedicated to the LGBT community, Delaney and Robb greet each client with compassion and understanding, in addition to experienced legal expertise. Whether you are a member of the LGBT community or just need great legal representation, Delaney and Robb are there for you. Visit delaneyandrobb.com for more information.

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REVIEW: Pitch Perfect 2 | The SceneCast

by Micah Haley on May 15, 2015

Pitch-Perfect-2--Super-BowlMicah, David and Beth review Pitch Perfect 2, the new film that stars Anna Kendrick, Hailee Seinfeld, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Anna Camp, Ben Platt and more, including Elizabeth Banks, who is also making her directorial debut.

The SceneCast is the official podcast of Scene Magazine, the entertainment magazine. Find out more at sceneent.com. Email us at scenecast@sceneent.com.

SHOW NOTES

0:54 – Intro
2:07 – A Look Back at Pitch Perfect
7:15 – Pitch Perfect 2 review
18:05 – Spoilers for Pitch Perfect 2

The Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack can be found in iTunes here.

SPONSOR:
This episode of The SceneCast is brought to you by Delaney and Robb, a premier New Orleans law firm focused on estate planning, family law and general practice. The only established firm in New Orleans dedicated to the LGBT community, Delaney and Robb greet each client with compassion and understanding, in addition to experienced legal expertise. Whether you are a member of the LGBT community or just need great legal representation, Delaney and Robb are there for you. Visit delaneyandrobb.com for more information.

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Scenecast-logo1400When Tom Magliozzi died, I didn’t feel anything. Condolences were popping up on Facebook and Twitter, but I didn’t know who he was. Until I heard his voice. For decades, he was half of “Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers,” the fake names of two real brothers who hosted NPR’s Car Talk.

I knew exactly who he was. The sound of his voice carried with it so many memories. Of working on cars and tractors with my dad. Of painting houses with my brothers. Of trekking across the country on vacation with my family. Of stacking boxes during my summer job. I could repeat twenty jokes Tom told over the years and rattle off the fake credits at the end of his show without even trying. He was someone I had a strong connection with, and yet, I didn’t know his name and had never seen his face.

When Tom died in November, we’d already been developing the SceneCast for months. But his death reminded me of how powerful the spoken word can be. I invited him into my childhood, my teenage years and on vacation with my brother only a few weeks ago.

MBirbiglia-Hi-Res-Photo-Credit-Kyle-Ericksen-300dpi-webNow I want to invite you into Scene Magazine. I want you to be there when I interview Meghan Trainor. I want you to be there when I interview Kevin Costner. I want you to hear how Mark Wahlberg and Craig Robinson struggled to make it early in their careers, and how Mike Birbiglia treated our interview like it was a one-man show with a one-man audience.

Everyone at Scene wants you to hear how screenplays are written and movies are made. How sets are built and music is recorded. How actors stay in shape and films are financed. How to get a job in the entertainment industry and what you really need to study in school.

And we also want to talk about what’s actually worth watching! We want to share the music, movies, television series and more that are inspiring us. On the SceneCast, we’re going to talk about all of that, and we’re going to invite the entertainment industry into the conversation. You never know who’s going to pop up as a guest.

The best part is this: it’s free and you can take it with you. If you’ve got a smart phone, you can stream the SceneCast wherever you go. Take celebrity trainer Aaron Williamson with you while you’re at the gym. Take Shane West with you to Mardi Gras. Bring me, Beth Burvant and David Draper with you while shopping. Whether working, mowing the lawn or avoiding your in-laws, the SceneCast is the best way to get you through the day until you can get to the movie theater, or curled up on the couch to knock out some Netflix.

During our launch week, we’ll be debuting a slew of awesome launch episodes! Although Meghan Trainor is really great, we couldn’t limit it to just one episode. So enjoy all of the great content and make sure to leave a review and subscribe in iTunes. It’ll ensure you get every new episode right on your phone.

Go to thescenecast.com to get started. We’re already there, eagerly awaiting you. So, listen up.

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Weezer’s New Album ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End’ Available Today

by Arthur Vandelay

Several years in the making, Weezer’s new album Everything Will Be Alright In The End is finally available today. Their first new single “Back to the Shack” was released back in July. It was the band’s first new song since 2010. Weezer formed back in 1992, releasing a plethora of chart-topping albums and selling over thirteen million records. The […]

Here’s Scene Cover Mike Birbiglia on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon

by Arthur Vandelay

Current Scene cover Mike Birbiglia dropped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night. The Sleepwalk With Me star can’t keep it together for three minutes before he has to exit stage left and reenter. Pretty funny stuff. You can read our exclusive interview with Birbiglia in the current issue of Scene Magazine or online here. Birbiglia also gave […]

‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Adds Finn Wittrock

by Kate Bannon

The latest member to join the cast of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology series American Horror Story: Freak Show is Finn Wittrock, an alum of All My Children. The fourth season of the successful horror series will once again return to New Orleans to film, although the story will be set in 1950s Florida. Returning cast members include Sarah Paulson, […]

IN THEATERS: ‘Lucy’, ‘Hercules’, ‘Wish I Was Here’

by Rachel McMullen

Lucy Starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, Lucy is a sci-fi thriller about a woman who is awakened to a laceration in her abdomen. After a man explains to her that he wants her to transport, presumably drugs, across U.S. borders, she is forced to do so. However when the bag starts to secrete the […]