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Green Day's Mike Dirnt Walks For Breast Cancer Research

on September 10, 2014

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Santa Barbara took place over the weekend and one special walker was Mike Dirnt, bassist for the rock band Green Day.

Mike walked in support of his wife, Brittney Cade Dirnt, who was diagnosed with breast cancer this past April at the young age of 31. Mike and their family participated in the Avon Walk to show their support not only for Brittney, but for everyone currently fighting this disease.

“I was moved by the Avon Walk this weekend,” said Mike Dirnt, “My wife is currently battling this disease, so it was both inspiring and encouraging to speak with

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7 Things We Just Learned About 'Empire Records'

on September 05, 2014

Quick: Close your eyes and picture the coolest group of people imaginable. If an image of ‘90s-era record-store employees popped into your head, then you’ve probably seen Empire Records one or two dozen times. The teen comedy, about a group of youthful workers trying to save their record store from a corporate takeover, bombed on its release in 1995. Nonetheless, the movie – which counted Liv Tyler, Renee Zellweger, and Ethan Embry among its stars – developed a loyal following on home video, and produced a classic soundtrack. Over at Buzzfeed, Anne Helen Peterson has written up a history of

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Shenandoah Conservatory to Present AMERICAN IDIOT, Opening 9/26

on September 02, 2014

Fans of the hit Green Day musical American Idiot will be happy to hear that after the national tour closed in May, plans were put into motion to bring the rock show to the college level-apropos to its age demographic and subject matter. Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia, known for its dedication to pop/rock voice training will be the first school to premiere the work on the non-professional level. According to Musical Theatre International's website, it is currently the only licensed production of the show.

Musical Theatre Program Coordinator Jonathan Flom has been working with

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Napa Valley Film Festival Announces Narrative and Documentary Films in Competition

on September 02, 2014

The 4th annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF), scheduled for November 12-16, 2014, announced its Narrative and Documentary feature film competition lineups as well as Jury members. The 2014 Festival will screen 22 feature films in competition. The full film program line-up, including out-of-competition special presentations, sneak previews of awards season contenders, and narrative, documentary and animated shorts, will be announced in September.

“Our thoughts are with everyone in the Napa Valley who have suffered losses from the recent earthquake,” said Co-Founder/Artistic Director Marc

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KERRANG! MAGAZINE

on September 02, 2014

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