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This is my Tribute to the impressive Racism-Drama "Men of Honor", with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Superstar Robert De Niro.This is my Tribute to the impressive Racism-Drama "Men of Honor", with Cuba... more
Some favorite moments from a beloved television icon.
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'Pedro' will be simulcast at 8 p.m. April 1 on MTV, MTV TR3S, mtvU and LOGO with an introduction by former President Bill Clinton. It will be released June 9 on DVD.
Fifteen years after Miami's Pedro Zamora became a national symbol for living with HIV -- and dying of AIDS -- a new drama about his life will soon debut on the network that made him a reality TV star.
Pedro, a film written by Dustin Lance Black, who won an original-screenplay Oscar for Milk, will be simulcast April 1 on four MTV networks. The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will screen the film Sunday night at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach.
Zamora's older sister Mily, who raised him after their mother died, and nursed him until his own death at age 22, will attend the Colony screening.
''It's a piece of my heart that I'm going to share with the world,'' she said.
At first, Mily Zamora didn't think she could relive the pain of Pedro's illness and death.
''When they first asked me about making the movie, I was thinking very selfishly about dealing with this again,'' said Zamora, now 44. ``But when I sat down and thought about the movie, and I thought about Pedro and what he wanted and his life, I had to say yes. He wanted to reach as many people as possible. He wanted to reach everywhere.''
Zamora attended a screening of Pedro last week at Florida International University.
''We spoke with Mily after the show. She's a very strong woman,'' said Rashad Subhan, 18, a member of FIU's gay fraternity, Delta Lambda Phi.
Subhan said he loved the film.
''It was very emotional. It pulled on your heartstrings,'' he said. ``The acting was pretty spot on.''
Pedro stars Alex Loynaz, a 27-year-old actor originally from Miami Beach, in his first big part.
''It's an inspiring story,'' said Loynaz, who now lives in Los Angeles. ``The message still needs to be spread. That's what Pedro wanted. His story is as relevant back then as it is now. There still is no cure for HIV.''Info: www.mglff.com 'Pedro' will be simulcast at 8 p.m. April 1 on MTV,... more
A tribute to the Awesome!! guitarist Jason Becker who suffers from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) he has inspired many people and is still composing great music despite his condition
here is a link to his site .
Thanks for viewingA tribute to the Awesome!! guitarist Jason Becker who suffers from ALS (Lou... more
*THIS VIDEO IS DEDICATED TO MY YOUNGER BROTHER JOSH WHO IS CURRENTLY SERVING IN IRAQ*
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument consists of a square pedestal and a vertical granite shaft, culminating with the 11-foot, 5,000-pound bronze Angel of Peace at the top. The faces of the pedestal feature bronze bas-relief sculptures depicting scenes from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War, respectively. On the four corners of the pedestal sit four different bronze ladies: Patriotism, Victory, Prosperity, and History.
The Angel of Peace, the crowning majesty of the New Haven Soldiers and Sailors Monument, is an enduring symbol of the hope for peace and harmony in the world, and she is also true icon of New Haven. With the passage of time, she has come to memorialize not only the Civil War, but every conflict in which Americans have given their lives for their country.
Shot at the Soldiers & Sailors Monument at East Rock Park in New Haven, Connecticut.*THIS VIDEO IS DEDICATED TO MY YOUNGER BROTHER JOSH WHO IS CURRENTLY SERVING IN IRAQ*... more
Tributes have been paid to two climbers who died in an accident in the Alps.
Record-breaking climber Rob Gauntlett, 21, and James Atkinson, 21, of Sussex, were killed after falling on a route on the east face of Mont Blanc.
Mr Gauntlett climbed Mount Everest when he was 19 in 2006 - making him the youngest Briton to achieve the feat.
Climber James Hooper, who was on holiday with the pair, described Mr Gauntlett as "inspirational" and Mr Atkinson as a "top guy".
Mr Hooper, 21, who climbed Everest with Mr Gauntlett in 2006, said his friend had packed his short life full of incredible experiences.
He also paid tribute to Mr Atkinson, a Durham University student, saying he was a "top guy" who was highly motivated about his outdoor pursuits.Tributes have been paid to two climbers who died in an accident in the Alps.... more
South African singer Miriam Makeba has died aged 76 after being taken ill near the southern Italian town of Caserta following a concert, ANSA news agency reported Monday.
She died overnight after taking part in a concert for Roberto Saviano, a writer threatened with death by the Mafia, the Italian agency said.
Miriam Makeba, known as "Mama Africa", was the legendary voice of the African continent who became a symbol of the fight against apartheid in her home country.
She died just after having sung for half an hour for the young author of "Gomorrah" at Castel Volturno near Naples along with other singers and artistes.
She was taken ill and was quickly taken to a clinic in Castel Volturno where she died of a heart attack, ANSA said.
Miriam Makeba was born in Johannesburg on March 4, 1932. She made an international farewell tour in 2005.
Born from a Swazi mother and Xhosa father, Makeba captured international attention as vocalist for the South African group, The Manhattan Brothers, while they toured the United States in 1959.
The following year, when she wanted to return home to bury her mother, the apartheid state revoked her citizenship and later also banned her music. As a result she spent 31 years in exile, living in the United States and later in Guinea.
She became the first black African woman to receive a Grammy Award which she shared with folk singer Harry Belafonte in 1965.
Two years later her fame sky-rocketed with the recording of the all-time hit "Pata Pata" (Xhosa for "touch, touch" describing a township dance) although she unknowingly signed away all royalties on the song.
She hit an all-time low in 1985 when her only daughter, Bongi, died aged 36 from complications from a miscarriage. Makeba did not have money to buy a coffin for Bongi, and buried her alone barring a handful of journalists covering the funeral.
But she picked herself up again, as she did many times before, like when her father died at a young age, or when she recovered from cervix cancer, or her many unhappy relationships, or unfounded rumours of alcoholism, according to her biography.
She returned to South Africa in the 1990s after Mandela was released from prison but it took a cash-strapped Makeba six years to find someone in the local recording industry to produce a record with her.
She since released "Homeland" which contains a song describing her joy to be back home after the many years in exile in which she spoke out against apartheid and testified twice before the United Nations.
"I kept my culture. I kept the music of my roots. Through my music I became this voice and image of Africa and the people without even realising," she said in her biography.
More videos of Miriam Makeba below in a tribute to this amazing, wonderful woman and voice - feel free to contribute.South African singer Miriam Makeba has died aged 76 after being taken ill near the... more
All across the UK today, ceremonies and service will be taking place to remember the fallen men and women who lost their lives in all past and current wars.
The Queen will be leading the tributes at the Cenotaph in London while troops on active duty will be carrying out their own services in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This year's events fall just two days before the 90th anniversary of the armistice, the end of World War I, where around 900,000 men and women in the British armed forces died during the conflict.
Three veterans, the youngest aged 108, will be at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Tuesday, 90 years to the minute since the ceasefire.
All across the UK today, ceremonies and service will be taking place to remember the... more
My Chemical Romance are planning a "pretty freaking cool" Bob Dylan cover for a film adaptation of Alan Moore's graphic novel 'Watchmen'.
The band's version of 'Desolation Row' will close the superhero movie.
When speaking to MTV News, director Zack Synder explained: "(Gerard Way, MCR frontman) is a super-great guy, and an awesome musician, and so we're trying to work with them right now to put together a song for the end titles."
Synder added: "I've talked with [Way] and I've heard a little bit of some stuff that's he's done and it's pretty freaking cool.”
The band interest in the adaptation, which come out net year, is not purely musical though.
"Honestly, he contacted me," said Synder. "Just as a fan, to say like: 'I hope the movie's cool.' And then we went, 'Hey, maybe we can do something.'."
My Chemical Romance are planning a "pretty freaking cool" Bob Dylan cover... more
Members of Metallica, Alice In Chains, Slayer, and Anthrax are among the elite group of heavy metal’s finest who will participate in a tribute to fallen comrade “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, former guitarist for Pantera and Damageplan, at this year’s Ozzfest in Dallas, Texas.
According to Rolling Stone.com the all-star jam will include Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Slayer’s Kerry King, Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains and Anthrax’s Scott Ian. Bob Zilla of Damageplan and Dimebag’s brother Vinnie Paul will also participate in the all-star tribute. Appropriately, the Ozzfest tribute takes place August 9 in Dallas, which Dimebag Darrell also called home.
The guitarist, best known for his work in Pantera, and widely regarded today as a leading influence on the current generation of heavy metal musicians, was shot and killed by a crazed fan while playing onstage with his band Damageplan during a 2004 performance. The shooter, a crazed fan, was initially said to be distraught over the breakup of Dimebag Darrell’s former band Pantera.
Meanwhile, new details about Metallica’s upcoming album, the Rick Rubin produced Death Magnetic have also been revealed, including a final, complete tracklist for the set, which is expected to be released in September by Warner Bros. The album, which is said to be a return to the straight ahead, no-frills speed metal of early albums like Ride The Lightnin’ and Kill Em’ All nonetheless includes at least one reference to their more recent, radio-friendly metal in the form of the track “The Unforgiven III.”
Here is the complete track list for Metallica’s Death Magnetic: "That Was Just Your Life"
"The End of the Line"
"Broken, Beat & Scarred"
"The Day That Never Comes"
"All Nightmare Long"
"The Unforgiven III"
"The Judas Kiss"
"Suicide & Redemption"
"My Apocalypse"Members of Metallica, Alice In Chains, Slayer, and Anthrax are among the elite group... more
A minute silence as a mark of respect to the Manchester United Munich air crash fatalities
A minute silence as a mark of respect to the Manchester United Munich air crash... more