TIMBERWOLVES ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE PRINCE 7″ GIVEAWAY
Fans of NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves will receive an exceptional giveaway at the April 5 home game against Miami Heat. Attendees will receive an exclusive, collector’s edition rare seven-inch vinyl track of Rock and Roll is Alive! (and it lives in Minneapolis) on the Timberwolves’ final night of donning Prince-Inspired City Edition uniforms. The song was previously never available digitally, but is now on streaming sites. The Timberwolves collaborated with the Prince Estate to provide Prince’s library in order to create a top to bottom Prince music experience for all City Edition games. From doors-open to doors-closed, there is no timeout song, foul break, or post-basket prompt that is not a Prince song. More than 150 songs or samples per game are played.
RINGLING BROS. FAREWELL DOCUMENTARY TO AIR ON AXS ON MAY 27
A documentary tracking the final days of the Greatest Show on Earth is coming to the small screen. Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus: The Final Farewell will premiere Memorial Day (May 27) at 8 pm Eastern / 5 pm Pacific on AXS TV. Shot in 2017 during the final circus tour, the film includes Kenneth Feld, his daughter Alana Feld, and the cast and crew as they reflect on the circus’ place in American history, discuss the profound personal impact that the circus has had on their lives and contemplate the deep emotional effects of the circus’ bittersweet ending. “The most difficult thing about closing the Circus was the people,” said Kenneth Feld. “They are truly the greatest people I have ever known.” Watch a preview of the documentary here.
GLSEN TO HONOR PANIC’S BRENDON URIE WITH INSPIRATION AWARD
Education organization GLSEN will honor Brendon Urie, front man of the band Panic! at the Disco, with the Inspiration Award for his ongoing commitment to LGBTQ youth and for investing in the power of students to create more inclusive schools. Urie will be presented with the Inspiration Award at the upcoming 2019 GLSEN Respect Awards – New York, on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Cipriani 42nd Street. GLSEN works to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth and honor artists and educators with annual Respect Awards in New York and Los Angeles. Learn more here.