I remember Martin (Saveus) secretly telling me about this Roskilde Festival concert way back in November 2019, and finally one pandemic and two and a half years later in 2022 Roskilde Festival is able to go ahead with Saveus booked to play the big Arena stage. It felt almost unreal to stand on the Arena stage and think back to that moment in 2019, a lifetime ago.
The concert was an epic trip through Saveus’ old and new (some unreleased) songs and with a wonderful crowd really responding to the emotion and energy on stage. Martin’s outstanding voice brought on the goosebumps and just like other Danish artists I documented such as Jada, it was quite emotional to be part of a concert that I know an artist have waited so long for during a pandemic that was especially tough times for the music- and event industry.
This was also a really fun and challenging shoot, Martin bounces around the big stage full of energy and the lights were great but equally hyper active. I was not so hyper active as I got home at 5am from the gigs at Roskilde the day before, that is the thing about festival jobs, you normally arrive dead tired but then adrenaline takes over once the music starts! The Arena tent is I think the largest indoor tent stage in Europe and houses at least 20,000 people and it was a thrill to have full access and really be able to show what it is like to play this stage. The view from the stage is really something special, and felt very cinematic so I have created my photo story with ‘cinestill’ inspired look and cinematic panoramas.
Finally, I recommend you listen to the fantastic new single Rain Man from Saveus, join Saveus backstage and get ready to go on stage:
Proudly presented by The Circle K Monster Truck Bash this Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Expect metal-mashing with 2,000-horsepower monster trucks. Kids get in for just $11.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
79. Scattered thunderstorms. 60% chance of rain.
Watch party at Skiptown: There is a weekend full of events to celebrate the two year anniversary of Skiptown. They are kicking off the weekend with a watch party to cheer on the Panthers as they take on the Patriots in their pre-season game. 7pm. Price varies. Details.
Queen City Music Jam at NoDa Brewing Company: The three-day festival will feature 40 bands, food trucks, art vendors and NoDa beer. Gate opens at 2pm with music performances at 4pm. Tickets start at $89 Details.
Julie Boutiques Sidewalk Sale at Park Road Shopping Center: The semi-annual sale will have summer clothes, shoes and accessories for as low as $5 and 75% off some items. 10am. Price varies. Details.
Black Food Truck Fridays: Taste an array of dishes — including everything from seafood to dessert — and shop from local merchants. 4-9pm. Prices vary by item. Details.
Walking Tours at Camp North End: Stroll through the historic site while learning more about future plans of the reuse development before grabbing lunch at one of the food stalls at 12pm. Free. Details.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
85. Scattered thunderstorms. 40% chance of rain.
The Charlotte Pride Festival in Uptown: After a two-year hiatus, the two-day event will feature local entertainers, bands, vendors and food. 12-10pm. Free. Details.
Live music at Skiptown: There’s a birthday party at Skiptown with music from Embarrassment by Riches, raffles and free Bojangles while your pup plays2-5pm. Price varies. Details.
Rosé Fest at Cloud Bar: Sample rosé from around the world, hors d’oeuvres and canapés while you enjoy music from a live DJ. 5-7pm. $45 Details.
90’s Brunch at 1501 S Mint: The event features a brunch menu, drink specials and 90’s vibes and music. 1-4pm. Price varies. Details.
Tacos ‘N Taps Festival at Ballantyne’s Backyard: Enjoy some of Charlotte’s best tacos, Mexican food, beer and tequila, dancing from Charlotte area bands, margaritas and contests. 1-5pm. $25 Details.
Concert for a Cause featuring Restless Carolina at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Restless Carolina will perform in a new private event space, Griffith Hall. With every ticket sold, Tito’s Handmade Vodka will donate $20 up to $5,000. Proceeds will go to the MS Society. 6-9pm. $20-$25. Details.
Sweet Treat Giveaway at South End Farmers Market: The annual back to school event will feature 200 free paletas from Morelia Gourmet Paletas to celebrate the end of summer break. 9am. Free. Details.
Circle K Monster Truck Bash at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Watch high-flying action with monster trucks taking the stage on The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Pit party opens up at 4pm. Tickets start at $10. Details.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21
88. Scattered thunderstorms. 50% chance of rain.
Charlotte Pride Parade in Uptown: Watch more than 40 floats and 10,000 marchers make their way down a rainbow filled Tryon St. 1-4pm. Free. Details.
Yoga on the Rooftop at The Harvey B Gantt Center: Enjoy a one-hour workout and mindfulness practice before taking a self-guided tour through one of the galleries. 12:30-1:30pm $10. Details.
LGBTQ Pride Comedy Show at The Comedy Zone: Get a good laugh from some of the best LGBTQ comedians in the Southeast after the Pride Parade. 7pm. $20. Details.
DIY Terrarium Building at Plant House: Get your hands dirty by creating a terrarium through a guided class. 11am-6pm. $25. Details.
Sunset Yoga at Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo: Enjoy a one-hour yoga class followed by light bites and a Grey Goose cocktail at Nuvole Rooftop TwentyTwo from 7-8pm. Tickets are $50. Details.
Top Gun: Maverick at Discovery Place Science: Experience the sequel to the 1986 classic Top Gun through a massive IMAX dome screen. 2pm and 4:30pm. Ticket prices vary by age. Details.
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A massive celebration of Filipino food and culture is taking over North York this weekend. Taste of Manila is said to be the largest event of its kind in North America and the most attended Filipino festival outside of the Philippines.
Back to its usual in-person format this year, Taste of Manila will take place in Toronto’s Little Manila neighbourhood at Bathurst St and Wilson Ave.
This weekend marks the ninth edition of this beloved festival, with all kinds of Filipino cuisine, entertainment, performances, and activities to participate in.
“Bathurst and Wilson will soon come alive with the fragrance of Filipino cooking, the colorful and interesting wares of Philippine products, and the sight and sounds of Filipino entertainment,” the description says.
The festival is so popular that it was even attended by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who paid a surprise visit to the event in 2016.
Back in July, Little Manila hosted the Fun Philippines street festival, a prelude to the landmark event that draws hundreds of thousands to the area every summer.
48th annual Milford Oyster Festival promises seafood, live entertainment
Scott Stapp of Creed will perform.
The Milford Oyster Festival, a free event on August 20 in Connecticut, will be bringing in 30,000 oysters harvested in Milford waters for the public to taste. During the festival, there will be an oyster eating contest, as well as a shucking contest, where contestants will have to open oysters and present them on a tray. Scott Stapp of the band Creed will be performing, as will a group called the Fooz Fighters, an award-winning Foo Fighters tribute band.
“We have people who come from all over the country to participate in the shucking contest,” Michele Dibella, publicity chair for the festival, said. “The world renowned, number one shucker comes to our festival to participate in our contest. It’s a lot of fun. They put a lot of pride in it, as well.”
Dibella said that the oysters served at the festival are fresh and have a medium brine, due to the brackish water, with a flavor that is mildly sweet and meaty. Craft beer and medium-bodied wine will also be served at the event. There will be other forms of entertainment, such as a classic car show, a canoe and kayak race, arts and crafts, and amusement rides. The night before the festival, an event called Oyster Eve will be held, a “smaller, more hometown” event, featuring more oysters and a performance by a local band.
The event is unique in that it is run by volunteers.
“Another thing that makes it so special is that it’s put on 100% by volunteers,” Dibella said. “So nobody gets paid putting on this festival. We do it all financially on our own. One year’s festival pays for the next.”
She added: “There’s sincerely something for everybody. You could bring your three-year-old kid, and you could bring your 80-year-old mom.”
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2022 EMMYS PREDICTIONS: OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY:
The Bill Hader vehicle “Barry” returned with even more acclaim and love for its third season. The series grabbed 14 nominations but it missed out on critical acting noms for Sarah Goldberg and Stephen Root. Still, it may have solid foundational support that could push “Barry” closer to the top than many presume. However, the serious tone of this last season may keep people from fully embracing its comedic elements.
The lone representative for the broadcast networks, the ABC series “Abbott Elementary” was a hit, landing multiple major noms, including lead actress as well as comedy and writing for executive producer Quinta Brunson. The feel-good selection could be the TV Academy’s “CODA” moment if voters are looking for a happy choice. Can it go the distance?
The first season of the Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso” broke the record for the most noms for a first-year show. It duplicated the exact number again, pulling in many acting noms, which could bring it to the forefront and walk away with the TV Academy’s top prize. It also has high-profile wins from SAG and Critics Choice that will surely help.
Any frosh series should be proud of 17 nominations, especially when that includes many creative arts categories and double mentions for directing and lead actor comedy. The Hulu hit “Only Murders in the Building” whose second season is airing while Emmy voting is taking place, could be a dark horse contender to win it all. We’ll see how far it can go (and if a certain record could be broken?)
The streak continues for the long-running HBO comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Since debuting as a special in 1999, before transferring to its mockumentary sitcom format the following year, it’s been an Emmy darling. Except for the first season, the subsequent 10 have received noms for comedy series. With that said, it also has the most losses in the category.
After winning lead actress, writing and directing Emmys in 2021, it’s safe to say the first season of “Hacks” was the runner-up to “Ted Lasso.” With an increase to 17 nominations this year, the second season might be able to pull off its first series win. However, the dilemma of “doing too well at the Emmys” may give voters some pause.
When the FX comedy series “What We Do in the Shadows” got into the 2020 lineup, people were pleasantly surprised, but not many thought it would happen again this year. Not only did the show grab seven mentions, including two for writing, besting other top contenders. A winning moment for “Shadows” may be a ways off, but it could triumph in a few categories.
There wasn’t as much passion in the air for the period comedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s” penultimate season, but Amy Sherman-Palladino’s series still pulled in a respectable 12 noms. “Maisel” will likely do well in some Creative Arts categories. But Amazon will probably have to wait for next year’s final season if it hopes for a repeat comedy series victory.
The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, Sept. 12, and air on NBC.
2021 category winner: “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)
ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:
Second grade teacher Janine Teagues (Quinta Brunson) and Principal Ava Coleman in “Step Class.” ABC
And The Nominees Are:
Twenty nominations, matching its tally from its first season, where it broke the record for most noms for a comedy series in its first season.
Bill Lawrence (executive producer), Jason Sudeikis (executive producer), Brendan Hunt (executive producer), Joe Kelly (executive producer), Jeff Ingold (executive producer), Bill Wrubel (executive producer), Jane Becker (co-executive producer), Jamie Lee (co-executive producer), Liza Katzer (co-executive producer), Kip Kroeger (supervising producer), Declan Lowney (supervising producer), Leanne Bowen (producer), Ashley Nicole Black (producer), Andrew Warren (produced by)
Seven nominations for the freshman series, with Quinta Brunson becoming the first Black woman ever to be nominated for comedy series, lead actress and writing in the same year.
Quinta Brunson (executive producer), Justin Halpern (executive producer), Patrick Schumacker (executive producer), Randall Einhorn (executive producer), Brian Rubenstein (co-executive producer), Scott Sites (producer), Jordan Temple (producer)
“Only Murders in the Building”
Seventeen Emmy nominations for its inaugural season including comedy series, which makes Selena Gomez the third Latina ever to be nominated as an executive producer, and the first for an actor that was starring in the same series.
Dan Fogelman (executive producer), Jess Rosenthal (executive producer), Jamie Babbit (executive producer), Steve Martin (executive producer), Martin Short (executive producer), Selena Gomez (executive producer), John Hoffman (executive producer), Kristen Newman (co-executive producer), Kirker Butler (co-executive producer), Ben Smith (supervising producer), Matteo Borghese (supervising producer), Rob Turbovsky (supervising producer), Thembi L. Banks (producer), Jane Raab (produced by)
Seventeen nominations in 2022, up from 15 in 2021 for a 32 total for its two-season run so far. It’s won three statuettes thus far including lead actress comedy (Jean Smart), directing (Lucia Aniello) and writing (Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky)
Jen Statsky (executive producer), Lucia Aniello (executive producer), Paul W. Downs (executive producer), Michael Schur (executive producer), David Miner (executive producer), Morgan Sackett (executive producer), Joe Mande (co-executive producer), Andrew Law (co-executive producer), Aisha Muharrar (co-executive producer), Ashley Glazier (producer), Samantha Riley (producer), Seth Edelstein (produced by), Jessica Chaffin (consulting producer)
Nabbing 14 nominations, it brings its grand total to 44 total series noms across three seasons.
A previous winner in this category, the comedy series nabbed 12 nominations, bringing its series total to 66, the most of any of the shows nominated this year.
Daniel Palladino (executive producer), Amy Sherman-Palladino (executive producer), Dhana Rivera Gilbert (co-executive producer), Daniel Goldfarb (supervising producer), Kate Fodor (producer), Matthew Shapiro (producer), Sal Carino (producer), Nick Thomason (producer)
“What We Do in the Shadows”
Second time nominated for comedy series, it nabbed seven nominations for a series total of 17, and has some of the only Indigenous representation in any of the Emmy categories this year.
Jemaine Clement (executive producer), Taika Waititi (executive producer), Paul Simms (executive producer), Garrett Basch (executive producer), Eli Bush (executive producer), Stefani Robinson (executive producer), Sam Johnson (co-executive producer), Yana Gorskaya (co-executive producer), Kyle Newacheck (co-executive producer), Marika Sawyer (co-executive producer), Ingrid Lageder (producer), Derek S. Rappaport (produced by)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Nominated for four Emmys, it stands at 51 total series nominations and is the second most nominated show for comedy series in Emmy history with 10, behind “Cheers” and “MASH.”
Larry David (executive producer), Jeff Garlin (executive producer), Jeff Schaffer (executive producer), Laura Streicher (co-executive producer), Jennifer Corey (produced by)
AWARDS CATEGORY HISTORY (Best Comedy Series)
The Primetime Emmy Awards, better known simply as the Emmys, is television’s most prestigious artistic award. Many records are held for wins and nominations in the near eight decades.
For wins: NBC’s “Frasier” and ABC’s “Modern Family” hold the record for the most awards in best comedy series, winning five times consecutively. The classic sitcoms “All in the Family” and “Cheers” have four wins, although not consecutive.
For nominations: The most shows nominated in this category are “Cheers” and “M*A*S*H,” with 11 over their runs. The former winning four and the latter once. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is the most nominated show in this category with nine but has not won (as of 2021).
NBC is the network with the most wins in this category, with 26, and CBS follows with 22. Amazon Prime Video is the first and only streaming service to win this category with “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (in 2018) and “Fleabag” (in 2019).
The Primetime Emmy Awards, better known as the Emmys, are given out by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). Since 1949, the awards have recognized excellence in American primetime television programming. They are divided into three classes – Primetime Emmy Awards, the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (honors artisan achievements), and the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards (recognizes significant engineering and technological contributions). The typical eligibility period is between June 1 and May 31 of any given year. The Television Academy comprises over 25,000 members, representing 30 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors and various artisans and executives.
The Michigan State Fair is back and bigger than ever.
It’s been 10 years since the Michigan State Fair was relocated to the ’burbs, following its 160-year-run in Detroit. (Former Governor Jennifer Granholm vetoed legislation to provide funding to the festival in 2009, citing other priorities, and the fair was reborn in Novi a few years later.) Apparently, things are going good with the festival’s new incarnation; last year, organizers say the fair drew a record 280,000 attendees, a 62% increase since 2019, the last time the fair was held before it was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To celebrate its 10-year anniversary in Novi, organizers say this year’s event is set to be its biggest yet. The 2022 Michigan State Fair will feature an expanded footprint, with more rides, attractions, and food options. The Shrine Circus will also return in the world’s largest circus tent, because bigger is better.
Other new attractions include the Pork Chop Revue, a performance featuring pigs doing tricks. There will also be a new attraction called the Cool Zoo, a family-owned exotic animal exhibition. That’s in addition to live music, a beer tent, and a Moovin’ thru the Midway 5k run that ends, of course, in the beer tent.
Organizers say that the increased attendance allowed them to increase community contributions to $857,000 for 2021, and that the Michigan State Fair LLC has given a total of $4,176,000 to various charities in the past decade.
The fair is from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1-Friday, Sept. 2; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3-Sunday, Sept. 4; and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5; at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi; 248-348-5600; michiganstatefairllc.com. Tickets are $10 or $42 for unlimited carnival rides.
OCEAN CITY – While still a little over a month away, the excitement is building for the inaugural Oceans Calling three-day music festival with the announcement of the lineup this week for each day of the event.
Last August, Tourism and Business Development Director Tom Perlozzo and C3 Presents founder and promoter Tim Sweetwood pitched the idea of a significant three-day music festival in and around the Inlet with three stages bisected by the fishing pier and amusement park. The promoter promised major headline acts for the festival and has delivered. In March, C3 Presents announced nationally known and locally popular O.A.R. out of Rockville, Md., had signed on to be one of the headlining acts for the inaugural Oceans Calling festival. In May, the promoters announced the remaining acts for the festival, which will be held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.
With major acts including headliners Dave Matthews, Lumineers, Cyndi Lauper and Alanis Morissette, along with, of course, O.A.R. in the three-day line-up, the excitement for the event began to grow immediately and ticket sales were robust. The promoters announced this week the event was nearly a sellout with over a month remaining. According to a release, all that remained as of midweek were one-day general admission tickets for Sunday, one-day VIP tickets for Sunday and one-day platinum tickets for Sunday. During a discussion of a separate issue this week at a Mayor and Council meeting, it was learned the festival is expected to draw 37,000 to 40,000 people to the resort.
The festival will feature over 30 artists performing on three stages on the beach near the Inlet at the south end of the Boardwalk, promising a crescendo of sorts for the summer season. Oceans Calling will also feature a culinary component hosted by world-renowned chefs along with cooking demonstrations celebrating local Eastern Shore cuisine. In addition to announcing the major music entertainment lineup on Monday, C3 Presents also announced the headliners for the culinary component including popular chefs Andrew Zimmern, Robert Irvine and Amanda Frietag, who will perform on stage during the festival. In addition, the Jolly Roger Amusement Park on the pier will be located within the festival grounds and will be fully operational during the event, creating the opportunity for a unique experience unlike any other festival of its kind.
While the list of performers has been known for months, this week the promoters announced the schedule for each day, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, on the three stages, including the Sea Bright stage, the Rockville stage – in deference to headliner O.A.R. – and the Carousel stage.
On the Sea Bright stage on Friday, the afternoon concerts feature the Virginia Coalition from 1:30-2:15 p.m., Skip Marley from 3-4 p.m., and Johnnyswim from 5-6 p.m. Dirty Heads take the Sea Bright stage from 7-8:05 p.m. and the lead act on the Sea Bright stage on Friday night is Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds from 9:30-11 p.m.
On the Rockville stage, the afternoon acts feature Mihali from 12:50-1:30 p.m., the New Respects from 2:15-3 p.m. and Peach Pit from 4-5 p.m. GroupLove takes the stage from 6-7 p.m., and Rockville’s own O.A.R. will be the featured act from 8:05-9:25 p.m.
On the Carousel stage on Friday, famed chef Robert Irvine takes the stage from 2:30-3 p.m. Noah Kahan takes the stage from 4-5 p.m. and Toad the Wet Sprocket will be the featured act on the Carousel stage from 6-7 p.m.
On the Sea Bright stage on Saturday, Corey Harper will be featured from 12:50-1:30 p.m., Ballyhoo, a recent addition to the lineup, hits the stage from 2-2:45 p.m., Allen Stone will appear from 3:30-4:15 p.m. and Jimmy Eat World will appear from 5:05-6:10 p.m. Cage the Elephant will appear from 7:10-8:25 p.m. and the featured act on the Sea Bright stage on Saturday will be the Lumineers from 9:30-11 p.m.
On the Rockville stage on Saturday, the line-up will start with Pup Punk from 1:30-2 p.m., Wilderado from 2:45-3:30 p.m., and Joey Valence and Brae from 4:15-5 p.m. Young the Giant takes the stage from 6:10-7:10 p.m., and Logic will be featured from 8:25-9:25 p.m.
On Sunday on the Carousel stage, Chef Robert Irvine will appear from 3-3:30 p.m., Chef Andrew Zimmern appears from 4:30-5 p.m. and Larkin Poe will take the stage from 6:10-7:10 p.m.
Leading off on the Sea Bright stage on Sunday is Lily Meola from 1-2 p.m., Big Head Todd and the Monsters from 3-4 p.m., St. Paul and the Broken Bones from 5-6 p.m. Cyndi Lauper takes the Sea Bright stage on Sunday from 7-8 p.m., and the finale on the Sea Bright stage on Sunday will be Alanis Morissette from 9-10:30 p.m.
On the Rockville stage on Sunday, the Samples will open up from 2-3 p.m., and the Tai Verdes will play from 4-5 p.m. O.A.R. and Friends will hit the Rockville stage on Sunday from 6-7 p.m., and the finale on the Rockville stage will be Sublime with Rome from 8-9 p.m.
Finally, on the Carousel stage on Sunday, it will be Chef Amanda Freitag from 2:30-3 p.m., Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country from 4-5 p.m. and Lawrence will close it out from 6-7 p.m.