HOUSTON – There’s no doubt that Matthew Modine is an acting force to be reckoned with.
Known for his famous roles as the title character in ‘Birdy’ and high school wrestler Louden Swain in ‘Vision Quest,’ the actor gained millions of new fans as the mysterious and frightening Dr. Martin Brenner on Netflix ‘s hit ‘Stranger Things.’
But the actor and filmmaker is also getting a lot of recognition for the behind-the-scenes photographs he took while filming the iconic Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam war film, “Full Metal Jacket,” where Modine played Private Joker.
Modine has an upcoming photographic exhibition at Alta Arts in Houston called Full Metal Jacket Diary, and he’ll be joining us to chat about the importance of these images and his enduring career.
Catch Modine on Houston Life on Friday, Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. on Houston Life.
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And for more information about how to attend the exhibition, click here https://thealtaarts.org/
Socio-Political Powerhouse: War Women of Kosovo's "A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough" Digitally Drops on Friday, 4 Feb 2022
All proceeds benefit the women of Kosovo involved in the creation of the evocative album "A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough."
This is what hatred brings. This is what war has wrought.
A minimum of 800,000 out of less than two-million citizens were made refugees during the Kosovo war— nearly half the country turned homeless, with women systematically subjected to rape by Serbian soldiers in what the UN tribunal later charged as genocide and crimes against humanity.
The War Women of Kosovo collective is composed of women singing publicly and writing songs for the first time. Many of them had never left their villages, even to visit the small city ten-minutes drive away. All names and faces have been kept confidential per the artists' wishes.
As they have done over the past decade with over thirty-six records from countries such as Rwanda, South Sudan, Comoros, Vietnam, and Romania, Grammy-winning producer & author Ian Brennan, and Italian-Rwandan photographer & filmmaker Marilena Umuhoza Delli present "A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough."
Streams are available starting Friday, 4 February 2022 by visiting, https://soundcloud.com/user9981180/sets/war-women-of-kosovo-a-lifetime-isnt-long-enough/s-BoKxlQNPQe1?si=7cb46e5fc4a64240a4d8ed66c014cdd8&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
The duo’s goal is to help provide a platform for underrepresented populations, languages, and regions, emphasizing women, the elderly, and persecuted groups.
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The Kosovan community is particularly near to the producers’ hearts. Marilena's only two living Rwandan relatives were born of genocidal rape. And at age twenty-one, Brennan's life was irreversibly impacted by the sexual assault and near murder of a loved one.
"The women have found solace in building a community around their shared experiences and the healing provided by telling their stories.
"These women are heroes— not for what they have suffered, but for the strength that they've demonstrated in overcoming it. They are role models in courage and resilience," said Marilena Umuhoza Delli.
"The women's courageousness is evident in their music-making. Using found elements from their immediate environments— such as tea glasses, stovepipes, and combs— have produced incredibly singular and harrowing sonic expressions. All were first-time singers and songwriters, but they possess some of the most uniquely textured and honest voices that I have ever heard," states Ian Brennan.
Quelling fears that sharing these stories might reopen wounds; instead, they recurrently stated, "We get strength from you listening to our stories. You give us courage."
The final track on the album, "Every Voice Raised," features every woman telling their story simultaneously— a mass plea for these crimes not to be forgotten or minimized, for history to not inevitably repeat.
Time may heal all wounds. But with some injuries, a lifetime isn't long enough.
Trigger warning: this album contains graphic accounts of sexual assault and genocide.
"A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough" was produced, engineered & mixed by Ian Brennan. All photos & video by executive producer: Marilena Umuhoza Delli. Recorded throughout Kosovo.
In less than a decade and without any corporate media or governmental support, Grammy-winning producer and author Ian Brennan, has quietly amassed one of the largest bodies of field recordings in history, producing more than thirty albums from under-represented populations and regions around the world (Rwanda, South Sudan, Romania, Ukerewe Island, Vietnam, et al.), helping give voice to the voiceless.
His most notable work may be with the prisoners at the maximum-security Zomba Prison that resulted in an unexpected Grammy nomination (the first-ever for an artist from the country of Malawi) in 2016. The project was featured worldwide, including on the front page of the New York Times, PBS television, Rolling Stone, and in an Emmy-winning segment of "60 Minutes" with Anderson Cooper reporting. Brennan has published seven books on violence prevention, trauma, racism, and international inequity in media representation, including his newest, Muse-$ick: a music manifesto in fifty-nine notes.
STEVE AOKI Joins Forces with THEOS To Create New TV Show THE GATHERING Celebrating the World’s Greatest Festivals
Steve Aoki uncovers the most significant cultural celebrations in THE GATHERING. The project is a personal journey which takes Aoki from offstage and into the crowd in a way we’ve never seen before.
Executive Producer David Lingwood brings us to significant cultural festivals worldwide through the eyes of one of today’s most renowned global DJs.
A man of the people, Steve Aoki, tends to meet the locals and discovers their stories whenever he travels around the globe. It’s a desire he has to dive deeper into the social fabric of our times. This passion for telling personal stories was most famously captured when he interviewed cab drivers of Middle Eastern descent right after 9/11. With THE GATHERING, travel further to find engaging interactions and encounters with communities and why they come together to celebrate the human condition the way they do. Through Aoki’s unique storytelling, watch as he goes to England for “The Appleby Horsefair” to learn about England’s deep gypsy roots. Or “The Boryeong Mud Festival” in Korea to learn about another side of their culture. Steve fearlessly shares his contagious passion for culture and adventure and carries you to places and events that you’ve never heard of. A master at his craft, his goal is to find commonality through expression and community while highlighting music, authentic food, culture, people, and travel. Viewers will see some genuinely surprising answers.
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David has 10+ years of experience producing award-winning television for numerous networks, including MTV, FOX, Freeform, and HGTV, to name a few. With an instinctual knack for sniffing out contemporary talent and formats, he has an unparalleled eye for recognizing trending IP. As one of the co-founders of THEOS, David has developed and sold dozens of pilots and series to networks and platforms throughout his career. In addition to producing, David shares duality as talent too, which began as one of the millennial-defining MTV series The Buried Life stars. He also wrote New York Times #1 bestseller “What Do You Want To Do Before You Die.”
"In 1999, I started Workhouse in a decrepit, rented kitchen on a wayward side street in Soho. Since inception, the wealth of our work has traversed every imaginable sphere and space from arts and culture, retail and hospitality, publishing and automotive, design, architecture, and the digital frontier within a city that has withstood the Aids crisis, superstorms, stock market crashes, blackouts, and the horrors of 9/11.
New York has survived more than any city in the country, and it’s still standing.
As we contend with global Covid concerns that threaten any semblance of stability and safeguard, we must look over our lost landscape and recognize the optimistic opportunities among us. To flourish and flower. To seek and ascend.
For entrepreneurs who persevere, enlighten and engage, to brands that persist in making bold and beautiful brushstrokes, to artists who forever electrify and enthrall, these are the moments that matter.
As Workhouse celebrates its 22nd anniversary, I am forever grateful to our clients, staff, and associates who believed steadfast could make stardust."
- Adam Nelson, Founder & CEO, Workhouse
Sizzling Workhouse Crypto Division storytellers command sapient social strategy for a new future dominated by digital art and mass crypto adoption.
Since the inception of digital arts, WORKHOUSE's Crypto Division (http://www.workhousepr.com) has propelled one of the country's leading public relations and integrated creative agencies forward.
The award-winning company continues to receive accolades for its untraditional service across a broad spectrum of entertainment, culture, fashion, and lifestyle spheres for those who seek to craft a seamless business platform in the viral age. The epitome of smooth digital business, work in this space requires a stable marketing silo to blast pioneering Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) into the metasphere.
As the Agency of Record for pioneering utility-backed projects including the world's first crypto-funded film, The Underground Sistine Chapel, which revolutionized the entertainment industry by offering 200 NFTs through Minty.Art in advance of the film's release, our work together brought bold bylines to business and global audiences as seen exclusively here
The agency also represents Marcel Mutt, the anonymous French-based graffiti artist, sculptor, political activist, and video director. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humor with graffiti executed stenciling and sculptural techniques. Marcel's works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges throughout the world. Mutt’s creativity grew out of the Paris underground which involved collaborations between punk artists and street musicians. Since the late Nineties, these controversial works, created in secret, continue to provide cunning commentary on the world of art, consumerism, and celebrity. View Mutt's Collection here https://www.opensea.io/collection/marcel-mutt-collection
Workhouse is also proud to represent Alpha Gorillas, an innovative NFT that consists of 5000 unique 3D gorillas with more than 100 different traits. The Alphas are not only completely unique and rare works of art, but also have a benefit for the real world and the holders of the Alphas. Be it donations to save the gorillas, raffles to win cash prizes, or the opportunity to earn money as a holder of an Alpha Gorilla. For a very long time Gorillas have been a rare sight in the wild. The truth is that some Gorilla species are even on the verge of extinction. Gorilla hunting, habitat destruction...in short - humans - have not made it easy for the Gorilla species to survive, or even just to spread. Some big animal welfare organizations like WWF have been fighting against the extinction of Gorillas for a long time. Saving an entire species is not easy and cannot be done alone. For this reason, 5000 Alpha Gorillas are now rising up and will play a vital part. Learn more https://www.alpha-gorillas.com
WORKHOUSE represents respected leaders in the cryptocurrency space, including blockchain and cryptocurrency-driven marketplaces, trading platforms, and crypto real estate companies to enable creators to promote NFT assets at the highest possible level attracting buyers and investors. Services offered to Workhouse NFT clients include media relations, targeted outreach to industry publications, content creation, digital media campaigns, and celebrity partnerships.
The strategic transformation of Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, to launch the Metaverse platform demonstrates an immediate approach for companies to provide a more immersive experience for those who do not reside in their physical location.
WORKHOUSE was one of the first futurist firms to accept Bitcoin cryptocurrency for digital engagement, consumer marketing, celebrity, NFT, and retail services. The decision to support crypto was driven largely by its future-focused client base and entertainment clients who have digitized original collectibles through leading crypto-driven marketplaces and trading platforms Rarible, SuperRare, Nifty Gateway, Opeansea, and Foundation.
"Accepting Bitcoin reflects our dedication to tomorrow. A revolutionary technology that is far beyond a new means of exchange, Bitcoin has single-handedly ushered important innovations across the stratosphere," said Adam Nelson, Workhouse, Founder & CEO. "Striking as emerging technology, philosophy, and a platform to encourage new and transformative approaches, we could not be more bullish about the brilliance of Bitcoin. By increasingly seeking nonconventional business considerations for an ever-growing international community, we aim to make public relations more accessible than ever."
Celebrating 22 years of service, Workhouse joins a fast-growing list of innovators across a plethora of industries who have embraced cryptocurrencies, including Elon Musk's Tesla, Michael Saylor's MicroStrategy, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, Visa, PayPal, Coca-Cola, AMC, and Expedia, have all allowed customers to treat digital currency like dollars, accepting Bitcoin as the preferred payment method for its goods and services.
WORKHOUSE is one of the country's leading public relations and integrated creative agencies. Celebrating 22 years of service, the agency provides forward-thinking public relations, social media, brand promotion, creative consulting and, modern-day marketing. Clients have included Lou Reed, The Rolling Stones, Hugh Jackman, Francis Ford Coppola, David LaChapelle, CBGB, Max's Kansas City, Interview Magazine, Galleries Lafayette, Porsche, Ford Motor Company, Virgin, Jazz at Lincoln Center, International Emmy Awards, Assouline Editions, Rizzoli International Publications, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Chase Contemporary, Versace and Avroko. Workhouse offers untraditional service across a broad spectrum of entertainment, culture, fashion, and lifestyle spheres. Visit workhousepr.com
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