Disney+ Announces Feb. 1 Streaming Debut Of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Disney+ rang in the New Year with fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, announcing the Feb. 1 streaming debut of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Key art and a new TV spot are now available to download and share.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will join 16 other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies now streaming in IMAX Enhanced on Disney+, which gives subscribers more pictures with an expanded aspect ratio for an immersive viewing experience at home (content availability varies by region). More information about IMAX Enhanced on Disney+ is available here.

In anticipation of the film’s upcoming streaming debut, Proximity Media, in collaboration with Marvel Studios and Marvel Entertainment, released “Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast.” Audiences are invited to listen and learn about the exciting and emotional journey to make the film over the course of six episodes. The first episode is out now on the “Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast” feed, available on all major podcast platforms and at ProximityMedia.com. Five additional episodes will be available weekly beginning Jan. 18. You can preview the rest of the season with a brand-new trailer: LINK.

In Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena, and Alex Livinalli. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, is now playing in theaters.

The NGV Kids Summer Festival Is Back!

The NGV Kids Summer Festival is back with nine days of FREE performances, artist-led workshops , and activities for the whole family, celebrating the theme ‘Your Art Adventure!’.  

Taking place at both NGV International and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, 14–22 January, this year’s festival invites kids and their families to celebrate NGV exhibitions and collections, with programs changing every three days to connect visitors with artists, designers, and performers from the wider community. 

The first three days of ​the NGV Kids Summer Festival at NGV International are centred around this year’s summer blockbuster exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse drawing upon McQueen’s design inspirations and the influence of late ‘90s London. The hands-on activities, including hat designing and embroidery, celebrate McQueen’s creative process and capacity for storytelling. Melbourne musicians Shiny Coin bring their unique flair to the Great Hall, inviting children and families to channel their inner rock star in a pop-punk performance.  Inspired by McQueen’s collection Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious where makeup and face paint enhanced the collection’s narrative, children can have their faces painted in designs created by Melbourne make-up artist Nisal Atapattu, transforming them to look like mythical beings or intergalactic warriors.  

From 17 to 19 January, families will enjoy Greek theatre-inspired games, watch traditional Greek dancing, and listen to stories of myths and legends in celebration of the 2022 NGV Architecture Commission: Temple of Boom, a contemporary reimagining of the Parthenon by Adam Newman and Kelvin Tsang. Melbourne-based, Greek-born artist Alkisti Pitsaki hosts storytelling sessions sharing myths and legends of Ancient Greece, and the Manasis School of Greek Dance and Culture introduces Hellenic history and culture while children take part in traditional dances. Visitors can also learn about Ancient Greek pottery by creating their own 3D vase using paper in an activity presented in collaboration with The Hellenic Museum 

The final days of the NGV Kids Summer Festival, 20–22 January, will explore the NGV’s Collection of Asian Art with paper lantern-making workshops by Korean-Australian artist Suyeon Park, plus K-Pop dance performances and workshops by NV Dance Studio. Visitors can take part in meditative Tai Chi sessions with Tai Chi Australia accompanied by live music inspired by NGV’s China – The past is present exhibition. The festival’s final day on 22 January is dedicated to Lunar New Year with lion dance performances, live classical Chinese music by Guzheng instrumentalist QiQi, and complimentary NGV Lunar New Year red envelopes to gift to family and friends.  

Throughout the NGV Kids Summer Festival, activities at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia are inspired by Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection, a diverse collection display of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and design. Children and their families can join Taungurung artist and author Cassie Leatham and her pet budgie Mr Beaky for a reading of her new book An Important Message FromMr Beaky about what it means to be an Aboriginal person in Australia. Children can ask Mr Beaky questions and hear him respond in Taungurung language. Visitors are also invited to join Indigenous textile designer, artist and educator, Taylah Aimee Eid in a weaving workshop to create their own woven creatures while learning new skills.  

The free kids exhibition Julian Opie: Studio for Kids is open throughout the festival, offering a digital portrait-making activity inviting children and families to create their own artwork in the distinctive and bold style of leading British pop-artist Julian Opie. During the festival five Relaxed Sessions in the exhibition welcome visitors who would benefit from a quieter experience with fewer people and reduced sensory stimuli. 

Tony Ellwood AM, Director, NGV, said: ‘This year’s NGV Kids Summer Festival offers kids and families the opportunity to learn about and explore unique parts of the NGV while introducing curious minds to fashion, architecture, art and design. The NGV is committed to fostering creativity and inspiring learning through this free, dynamic program for the whole family. We hope kids and families return throughout the festival to enjoy multiple unique and engaging experiences.’  

NGV Kids Summer Festival runs 14–22 January 2023 and is FREE.  

VIEW THE FULL KIDS SUMMER FESTIVAL PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE: https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/kids-summer-festival/  

This article was sourced from a media release sent by Alice Raymond of NGV Victoria

Photo Credit: NGV Victoria

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Hits $1 Billion Globally

The latest James Cameron blockbuster “Avatar: The Way of Water” has amazingly gone past the $1 billion mark in global ticket sales in just a mere 14 days. According to a report from Variety, it has become the fastest movie this year to hit the box office milestone.

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ is the fastest movie to hit $1 billion at the box office since Spider-Man: No Way Home, which needed 12 days in total to get there. Variety further confirms that only three films released in 2022 passed the billion-dollar mark. It took 31 days for “Top Gun: Maverick” to clear $1 billion at the box office; meanwhile, it took more than four months for “Jurassic World Dominion” to join the elite club.

Variety further confirms that the film has generated $317.1 million in North America and $712.7 million overseas, resulting in a global tally of $1.025 billion, which moved past “Jurassic World Dominion” as the second highest-grossing movie of the year, and the third highest of the pandemic era.

“Avatar” stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, and Sigourney Weaver, and it follows the Sully family as they head underwater to battle the elements and keep the Na’vi safe from humans. Other cast members include Stephen Lang, Kate Winslet, Edie Falco, and Jemaine Clement.

One Collective Christmas Celebration 2022: Glitz, Glam, Sashes & Crowns

The One Collective Christmas celebration last Sunday night was one not to miss. It was a special Christmas collaboration between StarCentral Magazine, Stargazers Production, Millionaires Alliance, Homegrown Basketball, and TV1 Australia to celebrate 2022 and welcome 2023.

Set in the Property Investors Alliance building, StarCentral Magazine, Stargazers Production, Homegrown Basketball, Millionaires Alliance, and TV1 Australia celebrated Christmas with a bang! During this celebration, a live runway show and a fashion experience featuring Stargazer models, GEM Models, Miss Earth Australia queens, Little Miss Earth Australia queens, and Mrs. Earth Australia queens took place. There was also the launch of the first-ever issue of TV1 magazine featuring Layla David, as well as the launch of the Miss Earth Australia magazine and the latest issue of Homegrown Basketball magazine.

Amongst flashing lights, media coverage, and music were beauty queens, models, and basketball players right in the middle of it all. It was a great night filled with world-class fashion and entertainment.

Check out some of the photos from the event below, courtesy of Paul Vasquez.

The AACTA Awards 2022 Lookbook: Glitz, Glam, And Gorgeous Gowns

The red carpet was rolled out in Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion 2 days ago as the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards held its official ceremony for 2022. The cream of the crop in the Australian Entertainment industry attended Australia’s night of nights, as the who’s who of show business gathered to celebrate the best in TV and cinema.

If you want to see all the glitz and glam at the 2022 AACTA Awards then scroll down below.

Isabelle Daza Graces The Cover Of Metro.Style With Sons Balthazar and Valentin

Multi-hyphenate Isabelle Daza talks about being a nurturing mom to her two boys Balthazar and Valentin in a digital Metro.Style cover. “The Sexytime Podcast” host and star of the new series “K-Love” details her influences in raising emotionally-intelligent children, including her undergrad course in college, self-help books, and her mother’s (Gloria Diaz) parenting style. Check out Isabelle’s cover story on metro.style. #MetroStylexIsabelleDaza

Introducing The Rising Star Behind The Latest Issue Of StarCentral Kids: Dj Jazzy

Download NowDJ Jazzy is an emerging artist, singer, songwriter, producer, and dancer based in Sydney, Australia.

The talented musician is quickly making waves with the younger generations through her unparalleled sound, style, and message. Through her emotion-filled vocal performances, DJ Jazzy radiates raw emotion through upbeat instrumentation that delivers empowering messages. The Australian multi-talented artist seeks to connect intimately through her music with young people and radiate a message of confidence onto them. DJ Jazzy will have listeners engulfed in the musical world she creates with her realness.

Founder of the development program Day Dreamers, DJ Jazzy trains young aspiring dancers and singers to achieve their dreams. Moreover, her video series Chase the Dream takes the audience on a journey of DJ Jazzy’s experiences within the entertainment industry. She is an all-rounded entertainer to watch as she is set to cement herself in the music industry and in the hearts of many for years to come.

StarCentral Magazine recently caught up with DJ Jazzy to discuss her journey in the music industry, and here’s what went down:

How did you get started in the music industry? How were you actually ‘discovered’?

I have been in the music industry since I was 4. Both my mom and dad were creators of a kids’ pop group called “The Star Girls,” which I was a part of. The Star Girls were Aria Nominated and had number 1 hits in Australia, plus toured across Australia and The United States. I was Twinkle Star in the group, and ever since then, I knew that I wanted to be a performer.

What do you like most about singing?

It’s funny because the thing that I most love about singing is the part where I get to perform! I love singing, but I love being on stage the most.

What inspires you to be creative?

So many things inspire me, and they can happen at any moment. I can be inspired by other artists when I see a live show while listening to music, and the list goes on. I am filled with creativity.

Is there anything special that you do to get into a creative mindset?

Creativity just happens naturally, and when you get that spark, you need to focus on it. But there are many moments where I have to force creativity as my work revolves around being creative. Depending on what it is, I have different techniques to get a spark going. If I am songwriting, I love looking at quotes on Pinterest. If it is producing music, listening to samples really get the vibes going for me. If it’s photography, again, Pinterest is my best friend in giving me ideas.

What message, if any, do you try to put into your work?

I am filled with positive messages! I’m super passionate about mental and physical health, and I try to get these messages across through my lyrics and shows. I really love embracing being different, being who you want to be, loving yourself, and feeling confident. So many people have adversities that can be tough to deal with. My messages are not about focusing on the things you can’t control but looking at the things you can.

What has been the most memorable experience of your career so far?

Nothing has been able to beat touring Australia and the United States when I was a part of “The Start Girls.” I loved being in different places, staying at different hotels, and performing non-stop. I hope I can do that as DJ Jazzy very soon, and it’s 100% a goal of mine!

Do you ever find yourself unable to express your creativity to the fullest? What kinds of things inhibit you?

I have an amazing team behind me, especially my parents, who support me in everything I do. I have never felt there has been anything holding me back from my creativity, and I am very lucky to be able to say that.

Who is your greatest influence?

My mom and dad are my biggest influence. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I take after them in everything I do.

Do you feel that you chose your “passion,” or did it choose you?

It chose me. I have been singing, dancing, and performing before I could even walk and talk. I was always songwriting, scriptwriting, filming, animating, creating music, and so on. I naturally gravitated to it all from such a young age.

If you hadn’t chosen your field, what would your alternate field have been?

I love designing and creating concepts for homes. I probably would have been some type of interior designer.

What is your future? Inside your career or out of it.

I plan to make 2023 the biggest year of my life. I want to build up my development program, “The Day Dreamers,” for young performers. I want to pack out the year with live shows and also get my body feeling the fittest and healthiest it’s ever been! I want to feel strong, feel healthy and take my career to the next level!

Event Of The Week: Cover ModelQuest 2022

What: Cover ModelQuest is one of the most prestigious modelling competitions in the land down under to date. It’s the quest to discover Australia’s most promising models where contestants compete in their own choice of beach wear, theme costume, and after-five fashion. There are no height or size restrictions. The top 3 models selected during the finals will be shot exclusively for the next issue of StarCentral Magazine, with the male and female winners becoming the cover of the next issue.

Where: Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport Hotel (241 O’Riordan St, Mascot NSW 2020)

When: November 12, 2022

Tickets via this link: Cover ModelQuest 2022

The Haven Kids Rock kids are BACK!

SHELTER ME, THE MUSICAL follows the lives of four families living in the Shelter in the South Bronx. As the kids struggle to hold onto their dreams, contending with peeling paint, overcrowded rooms and job losses, they come to realize that a zip code does not dictate the future. Through it all, they discover they are each other’s greatest champions.
Just like last year’s UNSTOPPABLE, audiences will be on their feet singing along to “In My Dreams” at SHELTER ME, THE MUSICAL!
It’s not only a show you won’t want to miss; you’ll want to see it again and again and again! 
The Sheen Center
18 Bleecker Street
Friday, November 4th at 7 pm
Saturday, November 5th at 7 pm
Sunday, November 6th at 2 pm

To purchase tickets for our November show at the Sheen Center visit us at: https://ci.ovationtix.com/34409/production/1138442

Haven Kids Rock is a music program located in the South Bronx that empowers underserved youth — many of who are victims of trauma and are in the child welfare and foster care systems. The program aims to help children heal through the arts and develop their creative skills through music, acting, dance, and instrument lessons.
Founded by Nef Jones & Jimi K Bones in 2008.
To learn more about Haven Kids Rock visit: www.havenkidsrock.com
To check out their previous show, Unstoppable, The Musical, visit us at: https://www.unstoppablethemusical.com/