Houston Cinema Arts Society and Museum Of African American Culture Celebrate Juneteenth And Black Music Month

Houston Cinema Arts Society and Houston Museum of African American Culture partner on screenings at Moonstruck Drive-In in celebration of both Juneteenth and Black Music Month. Miss Juneteenth will play on Saturday, June 19th at 8:30pm with $30 tickets per car and Summer of Soul will play on Wednesday, June 23rd at 8:30pm with free advanced registration.

On Saturday, June 19th at 8:30pm, HCAS and HMAAC will present A Juneteenth Celebration: Miss Juneteenth and Doretha’s Blues at Moonstruck Drive-In. The program will consist of the Texas-shot film Miss Juneteenth by Channing Godfrey Peoples, previously screened at HCAS’s Beyond Film Program with Sundance Film Festival, and will be preceded by the Houston premiere of the director’s new short film, Doretha’s Blues. Doors open at 7:00pm, and at 7:30pm audience members will get to listen to a custom Juneteenth Mixtape by DJ Red of Screwed Up Records and Tapes celebrating the legacy

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Taylor Momsen slams sexism in rock music

Taylor Momsen has slammed sexism in rock music.

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The former ‘Gossip Girl’ actress fronts rock band The Pretty Reckless and admits she has always been told about “misogyny and sexism in music” but she feels it should just be genderless.

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She said: “People have been telling me for years that there is misogyny and sexism in music. I think the older I’ve gotten, the more I can look back on certain situations. Maybe someone said something to me that I took as a compliment at the time, and I look back and realise that it was a misogynistic comment that wouldn’t be considered PC now, but I never felt that in an aggressive way.”

And the ‘Death by Rock and Roll’ hitmaker thinks music should just be judged on its own, rather than on the gender of the person who sings the track.

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Theatres, music and performance venues can reopen with social distancing in August

Man walking past theatre poster saying "We'll be back soon" outside the Sondheim Theatre in London
Man walking past theatre poster saying “We’ll be back soon” outside the Sondheim Theatre in London

Indoor performances with socially distanced audiences can take place in England from the start of August, the prime minister has said.

The government is working with the sector on pilots of performances with socially distanced audiences in theatres and music venues.

Boris Johnson said the findings would feed into final guidance for venues in the run-up to them reopening.

But the head of Theatres Trust said the move “will not be economically viable”.

Dame Judi Dench was among many theatre figures to voice concerns for her industry
Dame Judi Dench was among many theatre figures to voice concerns for her industry

Although Jon Morgan, director of Theatres Trust welcomed the news as “a step in the right direction”, but he said that “for most theatres it will not be economically viable to reopen with 30-40% audience required under social distancing”.

“We now need to progress as quickly as

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