Rogue One makes over $1 billion


Rogue One

The film “Rogue One: A Star Wars story” has made over a billion dollar at the global box office on its 39th day in cinemas. The film crosses the billion mark becoming one of the only four films to do so in 2016, following Captain America: Civil War ($1.153 billion), Finding Dory ($1.028 billion) and Zootopia ($1.024). All four films were created by Disney.

Mexican actor Diego Luna - who plays Cassian Andor in the latest installment of the legendary sci-fi franchise, took to Twitter to share the story of a viewer who took his Mexican father to see the movie - and who was deeply moved by the actor not abandoning his Mexican roots.
“I took my father to see Rogue One today,” wrote the fan. “I've wanted to take him for a while. I wanted my Mexican father, with his thick Mexican accent, to experience what it was like to see a hero in a blockbuster film speak the way he does. And although I wasn't sure if it was going to resonate with him, I took him anyway. When Diego Luna's character came onscreen and started speaking, my dad nudged me and said, ‘He has a heavy accent.‘ I was like, ‘Yup.'”
“When the film was over and we were walking to the car, he turns to me and says, “did you notice that he had an accent?” And I said, “Yeah dad, just like yours.” Then my dad asked me if the film had made a lot of money. I told him it was the second highest grossing film of 2016 despite it only being out for 18 days in 2016 (since new year just came around). He then asked me if people liked the film, I told him that it had a huge following online and great reviews. He then asked me why Diego Luna hadn't changed his accent and I told him that Diego has openly talked about keeping his accent and how proud he is of it. And my dad was silent for a while and how proud he is of it. And my dad was silent for a while and then he said, “And he was a main character.” And I said, “He was.” And my dad was so happy.”
He added: “As we drove home he started telling me about other Mexican actors that he thinks should be in movies in America. Representation matters.”


LOTR Cast Members Mini-Reunion


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Five members of the cast of The Lord of the Rings catch up in the 16th anniversary of The Fellowship of the Ring's premiere, a film that would go down in film History. Dominique Monaghan - who played the role of Meriadoc Brandybuck in the trilogy - shared pictures of himself hanging out at a restaurant with Orlando Bloom (Legolas), Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn), Billy Boyd (Peregrin Took) and Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins).

The former cast mates picked up cutlery from the restaurant table to recreate a popular the Fellowship scene in which the group is attached by a horde of Orcs in the mines of Moria. “They have a cave troll,” Monaghan captioned a photo on his Instagram account as the men posed with cutlery from a restaurant and prepared to fight off a nonexistent cave troll. With that caption, he was quoting Boromir, Sean Bean's character.
Monaghan also shared a few other adorable shots from the mini-reunion, including one photo with Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) with the caption: “My captain. My king.”
Despite the trilogy's was released over a decade ago, its cast members and the fandom still make it to the news. A few weeks before the mini-reunion, it was reported that a great-grandmother from Brazil has accidentally been praying to a figurine of a Lord of the Rings character, having mistaken it for a figure of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of lost things.
Last year, the Lord of the Rings‘ casting director revealed in December why David Bowie didn't play Gandalf, the part that earned McKellen an Oscar nomination. It would not be possible for such a busy singer like Bowie to give up two years of their lives to film the fantasy trilogy in New Zealand.
Casting director, Amy Hubbard, said: “He was unavailable. It was a very quick conversation with the legendary Chris Andrews at CAA. I do believe that (David Bowie) went over and played for everybody at the Millennium party. that would've been New Year's Eve in the year 1999, which was when the films were being shot. He went over and entertained everybody, but he never auditioned. That's for sure.”
Mortensen, Monaghan, Wood, Boyd and Bloom last appeared on screen together in 2003's Return of the King, but it seems they've been feeling nostalgic: they've recently interviewed each other for an anniversary feature story in Empire, and Bloom posted more than a dozen behind-the-scenes photos from the Peter Jackson-directed trilogy.
If you are also feeling nostalgic, here are some of the most famous quotes from The Lord of the Rings:
“There is only one Lord of the Ring, only one who can bend it to his will. And he does not share power.” - Gandalf
“That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for.” -Sam
“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” - Galadriel
“The time of the Elves... is over. Do we leave Middle-Earth to its fate? Do we let them stand alone?” - Lady of the Wood
“We swears to serve the master of the Precious. We will swear on... on the Precious!” - Gollum
“I am Gandalf the White. And I come back to you now... at the turn of the tide.” - Gandalf
“Oh, it's quite simple. If you are a friend, you speak the password, and the doors will open.” - Gandalf

Pop culture references in Gilmore Girls


Gilmore Girls

Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is known for using endless pop culture references in Gilmore Girls dialogue and the revival was certainly not an exception to this rule. From modern to classic to random references, there is a large array of pop culture references to choose from.

In the last episode, it is revealed that Rory's childhood crushes are Pee-Wee Herman, Edward Scissoorhands and Law & Order's Jerry Orbach.
Kirk's short film about the death of his pig is strange in every aspect, but what you don't expect is that it becomes even weirder when it uses the orchestral theme from the classic drama Terms of Endearment.
As part of her grieving process, Emily Marie Kondon's The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up. In the process, she throws away some of Rory's stored boxes and her dining room chairs because they don't bring her joy.
When Luke asks Lorelai what she is doing one night before bed, she informs him that she's arranging her magazines by Kardashian.
When Emily accidentally commissions a portrait of Richard that takes up the whole wall, Lorelai likens it to Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings by saying, “You shall not pass!”
While complaining about the Dragonfly being unable to attract A-listers, Lorelai complains to Rory: “Why can't we bag Jennifer Lawrence?”
When Emily claims she has a new boyfriend who is just as rich as she is, Lorelai twice quotes Kanye West's “Gold Digger.”
After Logan takes Rory on an extravagant night around the countryside of New England, accompanied by some of his friends from the Life and Death Brigade, she thanks him for taking her on her own private Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, from The Wind in the Willows (and Disneyland).
While everyone is excited that the lead of the town musical (Sutton Foster0 played the character of Kinky Boots in the musical Kinky Boots, Lorelai tries to explain that there's no character of that name in that musical. She is right. There's an actual Kinky Boots musical, but there's no such character named Kinky Boots.
Lorelai tells Rory, "You should be singing 'I Dreamed a Dream' with a bad haircut while selling yourself to French dockworkers," in a reference to 2012's Les Misérables.
“You've been Gooped,” Lorelai said, in a reference to a popular favorite lifestyle site.
They joke about Zoolander 2, a movie that really did come out.
In “Winter”, Lorelai tells Rory “I just hit my steps,” implying she either keeps track on her smart phone or has a FitBit.
Kirk lunches his own version of tech/ride sharing company Uber called “Ooober”, but only worse than the original because instead of an app, you have to call his mom to hire the car.
Lorelai notices that a group of nuns is selling their Stars Hollow property. She stops by as she is interested in expanding the Dragonfly Inn. There the nuns tell her that Katy Perry is also interested and she carries cash around to buy it. This is a reference to when Perry won a legal battle to purchase a beautiful Los Feliz convent over some nuns' protest.


Stranger Things at the SAG Awards


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The cast of Stranger Things won big at SAG Awards (Screen Actors Guild Awards) and star David Harbour used his moment to deliver a speech that got some of his fellow actors on their feet.

"This award from you, who take your craft seriously and earnestly believe, like me, that great acting can change the world is a call to arms from our fellow craftsmen and women to go deeper and, through our art, to battle against fear, self-centeredness and exclusivity of our predominantly narcissistic culture," he said. "And through our craft, cultivate a more empathetic and understanding society by revealing intimate truths that serve as a forceful reminder to folks that when they feel broken, and afraid and tired they are not alone."
His words caused his co-star Winona Ruder to pump her fist in the air.
“We are united in that we are all human beings, and we are all together on this horrible, painful, joyous, exciting and mysterious ride that is being alive,” Habour said.
Indeed, there were many great speeches at the SAG Awards, but none attracted as much attention as the Stranger Things' cast calling on Americans to unite with the world. The attention it sparked was such that the speech became an Internet meme.
Even though David Harbour - who plays Chief Jim Hopper - gave an impassioned speech, it wasn't his words but Winona Ryder's incredible facial expressions what flooded social media.
With her first pumps and emoji-friendly looks, Winona Ryder drew attention to herself and extra attention to Harbour, who was standing beside her.
Every member of the cast is being questioned about the incident, including Gaten Matarazzo who plays Dustin in the series.
“I think it's just that she couldn't hear what Davir (Harbour) was saying,” the actor said when questioned on why Ryder was making those faces. When questioned what he thought of those memorable faces, he said: “Yeah, it was awesome!” He added: “I think we were all just so happy to be with each other - it was just a great time.”
Apparently, Winona Ryder wasn't prepared for Harbour's moving speech and with her dramatic facial expressions she guided viewers on the journey on taking the speech in.
In his speech, Harbour said: “As we act in the continuing narrative of Stranger Things, we... will repel bullies, we will shelter freaks and outcasts, those who have no home, we will get past the lies, we will hunt monsters, and when we are at a loss amidst the hypocrisy and the casual violence of certain individuals and institutions, we will, as per chief Jim Hopper, punch some people in the face when they seek to destroy the weak, the disenfranchised, and we will do it all with soul, with heart, and with joy. We thank you for this responsibility.”
2017's SAG awards were heavily political and many acceptance speeches were used to make strong statements about the current political climate in the US.


Fisher had one request for Harrison Ford


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ABC News recently unearthed an interview with Rebel Force Radio podcast from April 2010. In the interview, the late actress Carrie Fisher talked about a very specific way she'd like to be remembered. It involves the Academy Awards, the In Memoriam segment, her “Star Wars” co-star Harrison Ford, and wookiees... yes, you read that correctly.

“I saw him on Oscar night at some party,” Fished said of Ford. “And I asked him - you know how they have the reel on all the people who have died? I asked him if he would be in my death reel, and if he would sing. It's just something I want.”
Fisher told the hosts of the podcast that her unusual request was inspired by the 2010 Oscars tribute to writer and director John Hughes, which saw several actors from his films honor him onstage.
“Because they did that think with John Hugues, they brought out all these actors who worked with him. So, I figured they'll bring out, depending on, of course, when it happens, there's a lot of people they can bring out. He's going to sing ‘Melancholy Wookie',” Fished said.
When asked what song she would like Harrison to sing at the Academy Awards, she said:
“He's going to sing ‘Melancholy Wookiee,'” Fisher quipped in the interview, before mocking the actor's voice. “I don't think we're missing much,” she said.
The truth is that Carrie Fisher never lost her sense of humor, not even she talked about her own death. “I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.”
Her sense of humor has transcended her death. The world has been humored when the Star Wars' actress' ashes were placed in an urn shaped like a Prozac pill.
But her sense of humor was remarkable while she was alive as well. Here are some of her funniest and wisest quotes:
“If my life wasn't funny, it would just be true, and that is unacceptable.” “I feel very sane about how crazy I am.”
“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”
“I am mentally ill. I can say that. I am not ashamed of that. I survived that, I'm still surviving it, but bring it on.”
“Life is a cruel, horrible joke and I am the punch line.”
“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What's important is the action. You don't have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.”
“Men don't age better than women. They're just allowed to age.”
“I quote fictional characters, because I'm a fictional character myself!”
“You're not really famous until you're a Pez dispenser.”
“I'm fine, but I'm bipolar. I'm on seven medications, and I take medication three times a day. This constantly puts me in touch with the illness I have. I'm never quite allowed to be free of that for a day. It's like being a diabetic.”


75th vs 74th Golden Globe Awards


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The 75th Golden Globe Awards honored film and American television of 2017 and was broadcast live on January 7, 2018 but the 74th Golden Globe Awards honored the best in film and American television of 2016 and was broadcast live on January 8, 2017 from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California by NBC and we think was more memorable so we'll review that here.

Jimmy Fallon was announced as the host of the ceremony, while Meryl Streep was announced as the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award honoree. The nominations were announced by Don Cheadle, Laura Dern and Anna Kendrick.
La La Land won all seven awards for which it had been nominated, becoming the most successful film in Golden Globe Awards history and seventh overall to win each award for which it was nominated, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, for Damien Chazelle and Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
The best comic bit was the one in the introduction for the best animated feature. Kristen Wiig an Steve Carell joked about their tragic childhood memories involving animated films while presenting best animated feature.
“Do you remember the first time you saw an animated movie?” Wiig asked Carell. “Dad took me to see Fantasia,” he replied. He then talked about how when he left the movie, his mother was standing in the theater lobby. “That was the moment she told my dad that she wanted a divorce,” Carell said, never cracking a smile. He somberly joked he never saw his father again.
As the camera cut to audience members laughing at the bit, it was Wiig's turn to share her tragic animated feature memories. She talked about her grandfather taking her to see Bambi after her three dogs were put down. Her pets were named Jack, Janet and Chrissy as a nod to Three's Company.
Like Carell, she said it was the last day she ever saw her grandfather. He disappeared and she didn't talk to him for two years, she said, adding long pauses alongside Carell while making the audience.
Then the pair went on to announce Zootopia as the winner.
The most overused comic bit was the one about Sofia Vergara not being a native English speaker. She came out and said “anal” twice and then “anus” the joke is that she can't pronounce “annual”.
The most elegant speech was delivered by Tracee Ellis Ross. She won the Globe for best actress in a comedy (“black-ish”), Ross said that her award was also for “all of the women, women of color and colorful people whose stories, ideas and thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important.” She said that it's “an honor” to be on a show that tells stories “outside of where the industry usually looks.” She also seemed absolutely delighted to have won.
And the winners of the night are:
Best Motion Picture, Drama: Moonlight
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: La La Land
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Emma Stone,La La Land
Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical: Donald Glover, Atlanta
Best Director, Motion Picture: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Best TV Series, Drama: The Crown, Netflix
Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Claire Foy, The Crown
Best Performance by an Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film: Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language: Elle, France
Best Animated Feature: Zootopia
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Best Supporting Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film: Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Best Supporting Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, Musical or Comedy: Viola Davis, Fences
Best Original Song: "City of Stars", La La Land
Best Original Score: Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film: Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
Best Limited Series or TV Movie: The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, FX
Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film: Sarah Paulson, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Atlanta, FX
Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy: Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Aaron Taylor Johnson, Nocturnal Animals
Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Meryl Streep


Star Wars’ legendary lines



When you talk about pop culture, you talk about Star Wars. This film is an iconic motion picture that has impacted many generations. Everyone knows the famous line “Luke, I'm your father,” and “May the force be with you,” but there are more quotes that define this iconic film. In fact, the impact of this movie has even affected the way we talk. Here are some memorable quotes:

“When 900 years old, you reach... Look as good, you will not.” Yoda - The Return of the Jedi
“The Dark Side of the Force is the pathway to many abilities some consider to be... Unnatural.” - Senator Palpatine - Revenge of the Sith
“You don't know how hard I found it, singing the order to terminate your life.” - Governor “Grand Moff” Tarkin - A New Hope
“He's holding a thermal detonator!” - C-3PO - Return of the Jedi
“I sense great fear in you, Skywalker. You have hate... you have anger... but you don't use them.” - Count Dooku - Attack of the Clones
“Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son.” - Darth Vader - The Empire Strikes Back
“You can't win, Darth. Strike me down, and I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.” - Obi Wan Kenobi - A New Hope
“Aren't you a little short for a storm trooper?” - Princess Leia - A New Hope
“Why you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder!” - Princess Leia - The Empire Strikes Back
“Mmm. Lost a planet, Master Obi-Wan has. How embarrassing.” - Yoda - Attack of the Clones
“Lando's not a system, he's a man!” - Han Solo - The Empire Strikes Back
“These aren't the droids you're looking for...” - Obi Wan Kenobi - A New Hope
“Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, farm boy.” - Han Solo - A New Hope
“If there's a bright center to the universe, you're on the planet that it's farthest from.” - Luke Skywalker - A New Hope
“Fear is the path to the dark side.” - Yoda - The Phantom Menace
“Don't call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease.” - C-3PO - A New Hope
“Anakin, you're breaking my heart! And you're going down a path I cannot follow!” - Padme - Revenge of the Sith
“Master Kenobi, you disappoint me. Yoda holds you in such high esteem. Surely you can do better!” - Count Dooku - Attack of the Clones
“You were the chosen one! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them.” - Obi Wan Kenobi - Revenge of the Sith
“At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge.” - Darth Maul - The Phantom Menace
“I've been waiting for you, Obi-Wan. We meet again, at last. The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the master.” - Darth Vader - A New Hope
“Now, young Skywalker... you will die.” - The Emperor - Return of the Jedi


Kanye West wants to run for President


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It turns out Kanye West wasn't joking when he announced his intention to run for United States president at the VMAs. Now he offers his reasons for want to run for the highest elected office.

The artist famously announced his bid for the presidency onstage at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, and since then he has reiterated that once day he'll run to become the leader of the free world.
“If there is anything that I can do with my time and my day, to somehow make a difference while I'm alive, I'm going to try to do it.”
He admitted he is “not a politician” and therefore he has a lot to learn. “I don't have views on politics, I just have a view on humanity, on people, on the truth.”
He added: “I sit in clubs and I'm like, Wow, I've got five year before I go and run for office and I've got a lot of research to do, I've got a lot of growing up to do.”
“We are numb, we are numb to 500 kids getting killed in Chicago a year, we're numb to the fact that it was seven police shootings in the beginning of July... we're numb to places on the Earth that we don't live - like our life is okay but it's okay for other people's lives to not be okay,”The Life of Pablo rapper explained.
“When I talk about the idea of being president, I'm not saying I have any political views,” he added. “I don't have views on politics, I just have a view on humanity, on people, on the truth. If there is anything that I can do with my time and my day, to somehow make a difference while I'm alive I'm going to try to do it.”
Although Kanye West‘s initial intention was to run for president in 2020, he changed his mind and decided to run for high office in 2024 instead after talking to Donal Trump.
Kanye also said that Trump's victory only reaffirmed his desire to become president. “Rappers are philosophers of our now, celebrities are the influencers of our now, just look at the president,” he explained. “(Trump) wasn't in politics and won.”
Kanye met with Trump “to discuss a potential role for the rapper,” something akin to “an ambassador for sorts.” Since then, Kanye has taken to Twitter to offer more details on their discussion. “I wanted to meet with Trump to discuss multicultural issues,” such as “bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago,” Kanye tweeted.
He added: “I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change.”
Apparently, that conversation was a productive one as Kanye decided to postpone his presidential run as to not run against Trump in 2020. Instead, he decided to run for president in 2024.
In between performing his biggest hits in his concert in San Jose, California, the rapper reiterated that his own presidential aspirations are still going strong in the wake of this year's election cycle.
“I'm concerned about putting our concept of how to do the (president's) job in a new way and if no one will do it in that way, I will take position in 2020 and do it myself,” Kim Kardashian's husband explained.


Best Television Shows


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The television landscape has remained a safe escape for viewers during the wild year of 2016. From a real-life murder trial to a time-traveling romance to a superpowered girl named Eleven, here's a list of this year's top television shows:

Based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon, tells the story Claire Randall, a married World War II nurse who in 1945 finds herself transported back to the Scotland of 1743, where she finds the Highland warrior Jamie Fraser and becomes embroiled in the Jacobite risings. The TV show is a romantic ride in the Scottish Hills and the chemistry between show leads Caitriona Balfe and San Heughan is off the charts.
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Although Bee is not your usual heroine - she is not concerned with being fair - but everyone can relate to her thanks to her sense of humor. Constantly battling in a field dominated by men, Samantha Bee proves the best political humor comes from passion and experience.
Based on the 1973 film of the same name, the story takes place in the fictional Westworld, a technologically advanced, Wild West-themed amusement part populated by androids dubbed “hosts”. The performance of both Thandie Newton and Evan Rachel Wood is admirable and the world the show depicts makes it worth watching - a reflection on society today.
Mort tries to tell his secret to his children about why he is divorced and girlfriend-less, but his children are self-absorbed and don't show interest to hear his story. It's not until he finds his married daughter kissing her ex. Then she tells him her secret and he tells her his. Then family secrets start to unfold.
Game of thrones
The TV show may be on its sixth season but it is still as explosive as it was in the beginning. That is why so many people are obsessed with the epic fantasy series. GOT Photo of SD toys
The Americans
Often compared to Breaking Bad, the espionage thriller is a masterclass on identity and family. The story is about two spies in an arranged marriage who are posing as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C., shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected president.
Bojack Horseman
An animated humanoid-horse is a top television show of the year. The show depicts the downside to fame. It's sad and hilarious and everything in between.
Stranger things
Perhaps this is the best TV show that has been conceived by 2016. Set in the 80s, the series blends numerous genres and provides an excellent binge. This drama stars award-winning actress Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, who lives in a small Indiana town in 1983.
This is one of the top cities for young rappers looking to make a name for themselves in the business. The show is funny and fresh.
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson
American Crime Story brought the story to life when the O.J. Simpson trial was once again front and center in the cultural zeitgeist.
“We're extremely pleased to continue our relationship with Netflix on this groundbreaking deal,” said Gina Brogi, EVP Worldwide Pay TV and SVOD, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. “We are very proud of the first installment of this franchise, ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,‘ which has received extraordinary critical acclaim and perfectly captured the cultural Zeitgeist.”
“We are very proud of the first installment of this franchise, ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,' which has received extraordinary critical acclaim and perfectly captured the cultural Zeitgeist.”


Unmissable events across the USA


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Music, food, art and extravaganza are some of the things you can expect at these events that take place in difference states of the US throughout the year.

Taste of Chicago
Displaying the diversity of Chicago's dining community, this is the nation's premier outdoor food festival. But the event is not only for foodies as it also offers music and fun filled activities for the entire family.
San Diego Comic-Con
You have spotted muggles dressed up as fictional characters all over world ready to attend a Cosplay. In fact, you might be one of them. But all of those Comic-Cons were inspired in San Diego Comic-Con. This event is not only the original Cosplay, but it is also the largest, featuring your favorite characters from all your favorite movies, comic books and shows. There you might meet an important writer or actor, as all the biggest names from each year's hit shows are sure to attend. The event was not always as big. From its humble origins, this Comic-Con has grown into the largest gathering of comic, movie, and science fiction fans in the nation.
Newport Folk Festival
Attention, folk music lovers! This festival in Rhode Island is a must for everyone who appreciates folk music. Featuring electric performances from both old times and young indie acts, the festival was made popular by musicians such as Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters, and Howlin' Wolf, and has recently headlined big names like the Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, the Avett Brothers, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The festival also promotes protecting the environment by suggesting getting there by bike, water shuttle or ride sharing.
Burning Man
This event gathers people every year in Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis in the state of Nevada. The event is dedicated to community, art, self-expression and self-reliance. When the event Burning Man is over, there's no trace of the temporary city. Burning Man gathers a wide range of creative/unique individuals in the name of self-expressionism. Although Burning Man is not for everybody, if you do attend it, you are sure to have an experience to remember.
Rock ‘n' Roll Marathon
This event was created with the intention of making running fun by adding a beat to it. Las Vegas may be the marquee run in this event, but the marathon travels the country and makes stops in cities like D.C., Phoenix, Dallas, Nashville, Seattle, Chicago, and more. If you love running and music, look no further. In this event, you can choose to run a 5k, 10k, half marathon or full marathon.
Texas Renaissance Festival
From humble beginnings in the 1970s, the Texas Renaissance festival has grown to become not only the largest but also the most acclaimed Renaissance Festival in the nation, gathering more 500,000 guests every year. As you step into the festival, you travel back in time to the 16th century, as you explore the 55 acre, authentically recreated park. At the festival you can expect to see musicians, magicians, acrobats, jugglers, and dancers, with over 200 daily performances on over 20 stages throughout the village.


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