Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
"The Nice Guys" takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Gosling) and hired enforcer Jackson Healy (Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.
BLACKFRET ANNOUNCES 2015 VIP LAUNCH PARTY AND MEMBER DRIVE JAN. 24 AT GIBSON BRANDS SHOWROOM FEATURING AARON BEHRENS & THE MIDNIGHT STROLL
(AUSTIN, TEXAS – January 2015; source: Juice Consulting) – Austin non-profit BlackFretis proud to announce its VIP Launch Party and Member Drive on Saturday, Jan. 24featuring Aaron Behrens & The Midnight Stroll, The Digital Wild and other special guests. The event will take place from 7 to 11 p.m.at the Gibson Brands Showroom located at 3601 S. Congress Ave. Ste. G400, Austin, Texas 78704. Music will begin at 8 p.m. The event is sponsored by Gibson Brands, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Shiner Beer and Topo Chico. Those who wish to attend the launch party may become a member of BlackFret by signing up at blackfret.org/join. All memberships provide entry for the member and a guest to all upcoming 2015 BlackFret events, including the Black Ball. For inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info see www.blackfret.org.
Founded in January of 2013, BlackFret is a 501(c)3 public charity headquartered in Austin, Texas. BlackFret is built upon the simple principle that popular local music, like the symphony and opera, is worthy of community support. To that end, BlackFret is gathering a limited group of 1,333 Patrons of Local Music, each of whom will make a $1,500 annual contribution. At capacity, these contributions will create an annual pool of $2,000,000 that will fund grants, performances and operations while building an institutional endowment that will fund growth in future grants.
This past November, the 2014 BlackFret Grant Recipients were announced at The Black Ball, BlackFret‘s annual gala. The 2014 BlackFret Grant Recipients areAmy Cook, Elizabeth McQueen, Erin Ivey, Gina Chavez, Graham Wilkinson, Lincoln Durham, Mother Falcon, Quiet Company, The Rocketboys and Wild Child. This inaugural class of BlackFret Grant Recipients will now “unlock” their grant dollars in 2015 by writing, recording and performing new music and by providing community services to other area non-profits. As the artists unlock the grant dollars, BlackFret members will receive regular updates and private glimpses into the lives and creative processes of those artists. In addition to the $10,000 grant, the ten grant recipients and 2014 grant nominees will have continued access to one-on-one mentoring from BlackFret‘s Advisory Board, which consists of some of Austin’s top music industry leaders.
The annual process now starts over as BlackFret begins its 2015 Artist Selection Process commencing with the “Nomination Period” in January, during which BlackFret members will explore new bands so that members are well versed in Austin’s talent pool and ready to choose the group of nominees for 2015. In March, BlackFret will announce the short list of 2015 BlackFret Nominees and begin the next “Listening Period” ultimately leading up to the selection by its members of the next group of BlackFretgrant recipients.
In early 2014, BlackFret reached its initial goal of 100 members, who provided the funds and selected this year’s 20 nominees for BlackFret‘s first ten $10,000 grants for Austin’s musicians. The 20 nominees for the 2014 grants were: Amy Cook, Danny Malone, Dawn and Hawkes, East Cameron Folkcore, Elias Haslanger and Church on Monday, Elizabeth McQueen, Emily Bell, Erin Ivey,Gina Chavez, Graham Wilkinson, Jitterbug Vipers, Jonny Gray, Lincoln Durham, Little Radar, Mother Falcon, Quiet Company, The Rocketboys, The Whiskey Sisters, Wild Child and Zeale.