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TV Notes: New Music Show Seeks Artists; The successes of “The Dirt” pay the dirt | Movies/TV

Want to be part of the new national TV show “Celebration of Music”?

The local celebration of the musical talent search and competition will take place on August 25 at the Mid City Ballroom in Baton Rouge.

“We are looking for applications from singers, musicians, dancers and bands,” a press release said.

The Baton Rouge winner will travel to Los Angeles to perform on “Celebration of Music.” The show’s host will be nationally acclaimed entertainer Ethan Bortnick. The 18-year-old multi-talented performer was included in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010 as “The world’s youngest solo musician to headline his own concert tour”.

“Celebration of Music” will be distributed to PBS stations across the country.

To participate, go to celebrationofmusic.com. Enter “Margaret” as the recruiter’s name and include a video clip of your talent. There are no application fees. Applicants under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian.

For questions or more information, email [email protected]

‘The Dirt’ is a hit

The depressed Netflix biopic about rock band Mötley Crüe, “The Dirt,” has reached a 95% viewership rating on film and TV review website Rotten Tomatoes.

The famous 1980s headband seems to have found a new audience not only for the New Orleans-shot film, released in March, but also for its music. Music streaming service Spotify and online music store iTunes are also reporting renewed interest in the Crüe.

Spotify says that over a recent 28-day period, 64% of its users were between the ages of 18 and 34, so they were either unborn or very young at the band’s heyday in the 1980s. that “‘The Dirt’ Soundtrack,” “Dr. Feelgood,” “Too Fast For Love” and “Greatest Hits” have been on iTunes since the film’s release, the company reports.

“We are seeing an almost identical reaction to Spotify’s streaming demographics with our partners Apple, Deezer and Amazo,” said Allen Kovac, CEO of Eleven Seven Music and Director of Mötley Crüe, in a press release. “The film brings Mötley’s music to the homes, college dorms and portable devices of the streaming generation, some of whom only knew Mötley Crüe as a cool t-shirt.”

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The SLU station honored again

The Southeast Channel received the first national award for “Best Comedy Video” from College Broadcasters Inc.

This is the fifth time student work at Southeastern Louisiana University Cable Television has been named the best in the nation, according to an SLU press release.

The student comedy show “College Night”, produced by Jordan Reid of Luling, won first place. The episode can be viewed at thesoutheasternchannel.com/blog/2019/04/16/cn-spr2017/.

“College Night” is a “Saturday Night Live” style comedy sketch show written, produced, directed, toured, edited and performed by college students. In addition to Reid, other key contributors to the first-place episode were Tyler Rogers and Ryan Harrison of Baton Rouge; Amanda Kitch, of Covington; Mason Dauphin, of Luling; John Sartori, of Mandeville; Alliyah Sims, of Kentwood; Mallory Milton, Tyler Guidroz and Colton Vickers of Ponchatoula; Jeremy Gaines, Courtney Bruno, Jeremy Rhodes, Hope Ramirez, Josh Hodgeson and Dustin Arroyo of New Orleans; and Wesley Boone, of Alexandria.

The award was presented recently during the 2018 National Student Production Awards at the National Student Electronic Media Convention.

Wanted Ghost Stories

A major, but unnamed, cable network is looking for “people tormented by paranormal activity,” according to a press release.

“If you fear for your life and don’t know where to turn, send us your name, photos, contact information and details of your haunting. Tell us about your unexplained experiences,” the statement read.

Information can be emailed to [email protected], or call (818) 666-3606 for details. An application can also be downloaded from

pitmancastinginc.formstack.com/forms/haunted_application.

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