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Showing posts from July, 2015

National Dance Day

Launched in 2010 by “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that takes place on the last Saturday in July. This grassroots campaign encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and fight obesity.

Each year DFF creates instructional dance videos for people to learn and perform dance routines and share them with others as part of NDD. Created by favorite “So You Think You Can Dance” choreographers and featuring “So You Think You Can Dance” Alumni, our videos represent a range of dance abilities ensuring everyone can take part. This years track is “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon. To watch the dances, go to the Dizzy Feet website.

2015 Emmy Nominations

The nominations for the 2015 Emmy awards were announced today. The ceremony will air on September 20. I am SO happy that Tatiana Maslany from "Orphan Black" finally got nominated!

Here's the list:

Comedy Series
Modern Family
Parks & Recreation
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Drama Series 
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
Orange Is the New Black

Limited Series 
American Crime
American Horror Story: Freak Show
Olive Kitteridge
Honorable Woman
Wolf Hall

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler,Bloodline
Jeff Daniels,Newsroom
Jon Hamm,Mad Men
Bob Odenkirk,Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber,Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey,House of Cards

Lead Actress in a Drama Series 
Claire Danes,Homeland
Viola Davis,How to Get Away With Murder
Taraji P. Henson,Empire
Tatania Maslany,Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss,Mad Men
Robin Wright,House of Cards Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie 
Adrien Brody,Houdini
Ricky Gervais,Derek

2015 Eisner Award Winners

Here is a list of some of the 2015 Eisner Award winners: Best Short Story: “When the Darkness Presses, by Emily Carroll Best Single Issue (or One-Shot): Beasts of Burden: Hunters and Gatherers, by Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson (Dark Horse) Best Continuing Series: Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples (Image) Best Limited Series: Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, by Eric Shanower & Gabriel Rodriguez (IDW) Best New Series: Lumberjanes, by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box) Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 7): The Zoo Box, by Ariel Cohn & Aron Nels Steinke (First Second) Best Publication for Kids (ages 8-12): El Deafo, by Cece Bell (Amulet/Abrams) Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17): Lumberjanes, by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson, & Brooke A. Allen (BOOM! Box) Best Humor Publication: The Complete Cul de Sac, by Richard Thompson (Andrews McMeel) Best Digital/Web Comic: The Private Eye by Brian V…

Manga News

At  this year's Anime Expo, VIZ Media announced a number of upcoming manga to be published in 2016 including Masashi Kisimoto’s sequel to his Naruto manga, Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring, a one-volume saga set shortly after the final chapter of the Naruto manga and serves as a prequel of sorts for the next Naruto movie.

Other shonen titles announced for 2016 include a full color edition of Akira Toriyama’sDragon Ball Freeza Arc, and School Judgment: Gakkyu Hotel.  In addition VIZ announced two new shojo manga Shuriken and Pleats, the latest series from Matsuri Hino, creator of Vampire Knight, as well as Behind the Scenes, a new manga from Bisco Hatori, the creator of the Ouran High School Host Club.

Debuting in the spring of 2016 will be Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Dawn, the first volume in the space opera by Yoshiki Tanaka that is set in the 36th Century, but which takes its basic narrative from the struggles of the European colonial powers in the 19th Century…