Director Randal Kleiser’s big-screen adaptation of the Broadway hit Grease is celebrating its 40th anniversary this April. To celebrate the occasion, TCM Big Screen Classics Presents and Fathom Events are hosting special screenings of the Oscar-nominated film in theaters across the country. Although Jim Jacob’s and Warren Casey’s original Broadway production received seven Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, Best Choreography (Birch), Best Actor (Barry Bostwick), and Best Costume Design, it was Kleiser’s film adaptation that would go down in history as an American pop-culture icon, with John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Face/Off) and Olivia Newton-John (Xanadu, Two of a Kind) in the roles of greaser Danny Zuko and good-girl Sandy Olsson. The film received several Golden Globe nominations, including Best Picture (Musical/Comedy), Best Actor (Travolta), Best Actress (Newton-John), and Best Original Song for Frankie Valli’s “Grease” and John Farrar’s “You’re The One That I Want,” neither of which is featured in the original musical. John Farrar’s “Hopelessly Devoted To You” also earned the film an Oscar-nomination for Best Original Song. For the anniversary event, special screenings will be played at select theaters on April 8th, April 11th, and April 14th. To find showings near you, visit Fathom Events at the link below and enter your Zip Code on your preferred date, and enjoy the show!
Noisey is back with the 7th episode of their 8-part documentary, Welcome To Chiraq. In this installment, they continue the discussion about Chicago’s issues with segregation and the violence that currently plagues it’s younger population. Later, Thomas Morton reconnects with Young Chop and fellow drill producer Paris Bueller. Peep the episode above and keep an eye out for the conclusion.
Noisey recently released the 5th episode of their 8-part documentary, Welcome To Chiraq. The 5th installment features a chat with producer Young Chop as he makes his very first (yup…first ever) trip down to the Chicago Bean. Chop is a first hand example of just how entrenched Chicago’s culture of segregation really is. Afterwards, Thomas Morton speaks with the family of Damien Turner who was gunned down on the city’s south side in 2010. Damien was only 3 blocks from the nearest trauma center, but due to south side hospitals practicing a rule that doesn’t admit people over the age of 16; Damien’s ambulance was forced to travel 10 miles, a trip that he wouldn’t survive. Peep the latest episode above and keep an eye out for part 6, click the link below to check out STOP’s website for a trauma center on the south side.
For the 4th episode of Noisey’s 8-part documentary spotlighting Chicago’s underground rap scene, Tomas Morton and crew catch up with Lil Durk of 300. Over the last couple of years, the south side native has been putting in a lot of work through mix-tape and video releases; eventually earning him a record deal with Def Jam & French Montana’s Coke Boys ENT. Check out the episode above and keep an eye out for the 5th installment.
Noisey’s 8 part documentary featuring Chicago’s underground hip hop scene continues with episode 3. Part 3 of “Welcome To Chiraq” starts right where part 2 left off, with the Global Gangsters talking about the issues plaguing the south side along with Peeda Pan of Glory Boys Entertainment. The rest of the episode is spent with Chief Keef as Noisey captures the events leading up to his show in New York City. Peep the video above and keep an eye out for the 4th installment.
Location: 2011 W North Avenue, Chicago When: Thursday, January 30th @ 8PM
The good guys at Jugrnaut always seem to have something going on and it appears they’re back at it again. Their “Sweatshop Dance Party” is back for another round at Chicago’s Subterranean on 6 Corners. Wicker Park is always a good time, especially when you’ve got Matt Boy White, Manny Muscles, DJ Iggy & Elz all spinning under the same roof. The event is 17+ and is only $5 in advance ($7 @ the door before 10PM), definitely something to stop by and check out.
Carhartt’s “Work-in-Progress” department recently released a new video for all of our viewing pleasure. Linking up with Euro skate mag Kingpin, the visual features the likes of Rob Smith, Bram De Cleen, Phil Zwijsen and Ross McGouran as well as artwork by Vincent Guillerman. Peep the new clip above and stay tuned for more from Carhartt’s newly assembled skate team.
Palace skateboards recently signed Danny Brady to their skate team. To celebrate they’ve compiled a 4 minute video featuring their newest addition. Check out the clip above and stay tuned for more Danny Brady as he makes himself home on the British skate team.
Last week Burton boards released the third installment to their four part snowboarding web-series taking on resorts as their playground. The video features the skills of Danny Davis, Mark McMorris, Werni Stock & Ben Ferguson just to name a few and showcases spots like Seven Springs and Squaw Valley. Check out the video above and stay tuned for more from Burton as the snowboarding season gets into gear.
Burton boards continues it’s 4 part web-series with the street installment to contrast the previous backcountry episode. This segment features riding from Mark Sollers, Ethan Deiss, Zak Hale & Jeremy Jones hitting up Japan, Canada and our own backyard of Minnesota. Check out the above video and stay tuned for more as the winter kicks in.