The SceneCast

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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Southern Design Week With Founder Andi Eaton

by Micah Haley on May 19, 2015

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Andi Eaton is the founder of Southern Design Week, the premier fashion event that takes place twice yearly in New Orleans. We spoke at Second Line Stages just after the conclusion of the Fall/Winter 2015 season. You can listen to our conversation in its entirety on The SceneCast at thescenecast.com.

Micah: Andi! Tell me about how this spring’s week of fashion kicked off.
Andi: We kicked off the week with a brunch celebration at Tivoli & Lee at the Hotel Modern. It was hosted by Flying Fox, which is a local New Orleans handbag line that designed the NFL-approved clear purses last year. The founder’s name is Tiffany Napper: her brand really exploded after that product came out. Now she’s moved into really beautiful leather bags. She did an opening presentation during the brunch and had some amazing folks there.There was some great food, a lot of Instagrams from bloggers going on. Just some really great folks getting to meet-and-greet with some of designers that were showing throughout the week.

M: Everything moved to Gravier Street Social next?
A: We had two shows there on Sunday night. The first was Megan Mitton, an emerging designer going to school in Alabama. She’s from Shreveport so she wanted to come home and show her senior collection. Her garments were absolutely beautiful and she is going to be a star. After Megan’s opening show, we had local songbird Robin Barnes perform. She just launched her own clothing line. It’s called Fit By You and it’s athletic wear. Robin created a line after having some pretty serious health issues about a year ago. She had Miss Louisiana as one of her models, some local on-air celebs as some of her models. It was a really fun, high energy close to that day.

M: Where were you at on Tuesday?
A: We were at the Transportation Revolution, which is the Ducati and Triumph Dealership. We really got excited about using that venue. Their showroom is just absolutely beautiful. The products they offer stand out. We had two designers that evening. We opened with an emerging designer named Destani Hoffman. She did some wildly cool avant garde dresses. A lot of black and white conceptual pieces that really went well with the motorcycle showroom. And then, the headliner of that night was Stevie Boi. He was actually in all week long and he kicked off the first big runway show.

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M: He’s kind of a big deal.
A: Stevie Boi is a big deal. He’s actually from Augusta, Georgia. He’s a Southern boy at heart. When he was sixteen, he was making custom sunglasses and he had a pair picked up by Italian Vogue. Not only did they run a photograph with the glasses, they ran them on the cover of the magazine. So he went from being a kid in Augusta, Georgia to being hired immediately by Lady Gaga to become one of her costume designers. He has been doing a lot of styling work for Madonna. He just styled the cover for Cosmopolitan featuring Madonna. So he’s just had some really, really big successes. Stevie is a very hard worker. He’s entrepreneurial, super smart and really down to Earth. He’s just a lovely gentleman doing really cool stuff.

M: What happened on Wednesday, March 18?
A: Wednesday was presented by Mignon Faget, who’s a local jewelry superstar. Mignon has stores all around Louisiana and does beautiful work herself. Mignon wanted to sponsor a night that was about local and up-and-coming artisans. So, Wednesday night was a mash up of sorts. There was a market, which featured three local makers: Beneath the Bark, Edge Studios and Hunt Collective. All are local jewelry or apparel designers. So those three presented their work in a market format. You could come in and shop, try things on, meet the designers and have some cocktails. with those folks and really just kind of have an experience of those brands.

Next was a the collection presentation by Krystal Frame. Her line is called K Frame. She’s been around Southern Design Week for quite a few years. She’s just a little superstar. She’s twenty-one years old and is really about to make it really big. She presented her collection and then the night closed with music from Ships of Fools, which is a collective of musicians from Baton Rouge.

M: Thursday’s up next. March 19th. Where were you?
A: We were at the Mallory Page Studio, which is Mallory Page Rodrigue’s gallery on Julia Street. Mallory’s a painter who does absolutely beautiful work, and she launched a book called The Alchemy Never Starts or Stops. It’s a collection of her paintings and writings, a beautiful coffee table book. The night closed with the collection presentation of Courtney Marse, who does engineered prints. So she’s got an MFA in textile design from LSU and she takes photographs or illustrations and deconstructs them, creates her own prints and then creates garments using those prints. Really cool stuff. This is her second collection and she’s hit the ground running, focusing on specific styles so that she can rotate in new prints every season.

M: And wrapped up the week on Friday, March 20th at the Joy Theater.
A: There were six designers that showed on Friday, paired with three local DJs. The energy was high and there was dancing in between each collection presentation. It opened with C-Major by Anne Cassidy and then went to the incubator group from a company called the Wild Life Reserve, which is run by Tabitha Bethune. Tabitha has four designers that she’s working with in the incubator program right now and those four designers all showed their collections in that show on Friday night. Those lines are Ottilie Broadmann by Elsa Broadmann. She does women’s wear that’s super sophisticated. NOLA Grown, which is a t-shirt line that Tabitha’s consulting with through the incubator program. And then, there’s a line called Lady Ann which is specifically absolutely gorgeous garments specifically designed for women that are taller. She started with one product, which was leggings, and now she’s moved to denim, skirts, dresses and all sorts of beautiful things for taller gals. The fourth line is called Onyii & Co. What she’s done is taken indigenous textiles and created really cool women’s contemporary wear using more indigenous, tribal type textiles. Those four showed their collection together in the incubator group and then Tabitha’s line the Wild Life Reserve closed the night.

M: What’s next for Southern Design Week?
A: This summer, we’ve got a teen fashion camp with the Contemporary Art Center. I’ll be the lead instructor but I’ll be having all sorts of guest educators coming in. The students are all fifteen to seventeen year old high school students that are electing this program because they have an interest in potentially going into either fashion design or styling or fashion production when they go to college. So that’ll be a lot of fun. We’re going to be doing some history of fashion with them and then also fashion production. They’re going to put on their own show. We’re going to do fashion photoshoots. We’re going to take them and do an editorial shoot, get them to work that shoot and see where how that whole process works.

Find out more about Southern Design Week at southerndesignweek.com. And follow Andi Eaton on Twitter and Instagram at @Ouiwegirl.

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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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netflix-house-of-cardsMicah and David review House of Cards Season 3, the Netflix Original series that stars Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Michael Kelly.

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

0:50 – Intro
1:59 – A look back at seasons 1&2 of House of Cards
22:30 – House of Cards Season 3 review
31:15 – Spoilers for House of Cards Season 3

Music for this week’s show comes from the original soundtrack to House of Cards by Jeff Beal. You can find it 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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NOFS_GALA-118-webMicah talks about the New Orleans Film Festival with executive director Jolene Pinder of the New Orleans Film Society, which just honored Matthew McConaughey at its annual gala. We also talk about the spring film fest Film-O-Rama and how the New Orleans Film Festival has just been named an Oscar-qualifying festival for documentary short films.

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

0:50 – Intro
2:13 – The New Orleans Film Festival is now an Oscar-qualifying festival for documentary short films
12:22 – Matthew McConaughey at the New Orleans Film Society Gala
15:38 – NOFF’s Recent Trip to Los Angeles
19:35 – ***Support NOFF Today at GiveNOLA.com***
21:49 – Film-O-Rama, the Spring Festival
27:00 – Micah and Jolene Discuss the films While We’re Young, A Most Violent Year, Blood Ties, Ex Machina, ROAR

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TRAILER: Jack Black and James Marsden in New Orleans-Shot ‘The D Train’

by Jordan McGuire

Jack Black is easily one of my top ten favorite people of all time. He is the front-man of one of my favorite bands of all time, Tenacious D, and is a vibrant and spasmodic actor that fills me with joy. His latest film The D Train was showcased at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival […]

REVIEW: Get Hard (GUEST: Writer/Director Mac Alsfeld) | The SceneCast

by Micah Haley

Scene Magazine editor Micah Haley and Mac Alsfeld, the writer/director of Father-Like Son, review Get Hard, the new film directed by Etan Cohen that stars Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart.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 0:50 – Intro […]

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Cinderella, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Maidentrip, Snowpiercer, Mom’s Night Out, House of Cards, The Jinx, The Sopranos | The SceneCast

by Arthur Vandelay

Micah, David and Beth talk about what they’ve Scene Recently, including Cinderella, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Maidentrip, Snowpiercer, Mom’s Night Out, the TV shows House of Cards, The Jinx and The Sopranos. 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 […]

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The Oscars, Birdman, American Sniper, Save The Date, The Jinx, Rudderless, The Search for Michael Rockefeller | The SceneCast

by Arthur Vandelay

Micah and David talk about what they’ve Scene Recently, including The Oscars, Best Picture winner Birdman, the films Rudderless, Save the Date, American Sniper and the documentaries The Jinx and The Search for Michael Rockefeller. The SceneCast is the official podcast of Scene Magazine, the entertainment magazine. Find out more at Sceneent.com. Email us at […]

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