Browsing: May 3

A Brief History On May 3, 2018, Twentieth Century Fox Film and Columbia Records announced that the Deadpool 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will release on May 18, 2018. Digging Deeper The 12-track compilation is available for pre-order now and features two new original songs recorded exclusively for the film, including “Ashes” by Celine Dion and “Welcome To The Party” by Diplo, French Montana, Lil Pump featuring Zhavia Ward.  The accompanying official video for “Ashes,” helmed by the film’s director David Leitch, has also premiered today. The video features Deadpool himself and was filmed in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the…

A Brief History On May 3, 1960, the Off-Broadway musical production The Fantasticks began it record setting run of 42 years and 17,162 performances in a row, an incredible record as the world’s longest running musical of all time, and the longest continuous run of any production in the US. Film and television versions have been produced, and the musical is a staple of high school productions, to the tune of about 250 new school productions every year. Its modest set requirements and small cast and orchestra make it an easy production to mount. Digging Deeper As you would imagine,…

A Brief History On May 3, 2017, France is facing an upcoming contentious and momentous election that largely revolves around the national character of the country and the issue of immigration, especially Muslim immigration in the wake of terrorist incidents. Digging Deeper Emmanuel Macron, born 1977, is running for President of France on a secular and liberal platform that is pro-immigration (open door policy) and pro-European Union.  His opponent, conservative Marine le Pen is running on a nationalistic platform against accepting further Muslim refugees from the Middle East and with an eye for pulling the country out of the European…

A Brief History On May 3, 752, the Mayan King Bird Jaguar IV began his reign.  Not only do we not know what the heck a bird jaguar is, but there were three of them before this one!  On April 23 we told you people used to have goofy names.  Well, they still do, coming up with new ones all the time.  Here are 10 of our favorites from more modern times.  Which ones would you add to the list? (Honorable mention: Yahoo Seriously.) Digging Deeper 10. Elton John. A name he made up for himself, Elton was born Reginald…

A Brief History On May 3, 1945, five squadrons of Hawker Typhoon fighter aircraft attacked 3 ships in Lubeck Bay, Northern Germany and sunk all 3.  The ships were prisoner ships carrying thousands of inmates from concentration camps. Digging Deeper The ocean liners Cap Arcona and Deutschland and a smaller companion ship, Thielbeck attempted to leave Lubeck. The destination for the 3 ships is a contended point, with some claiming the ships were headed for Sweden, while other claim they were to be sunk after the crews and SS guards got off the ships. Either way, several other passenger carrying…