CHICAGO – When faced with adversity, the best way around it is to somehow break into song. That is the feeling behind the Brown Paper Box Co.’s “Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret,” running April 7th and 8th at Mary’s Attic in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. The event features company member Kristi Szczepanek as host, and presents song stylings by other company members, including Anna Schutz, plus some special guests. For details and ticket information, click here.
Film News: Comcast & ABC-TV Announce ‘The Oscars’ Immersive Experience on Xfinity X1
CHICAGO – For the second year in a row, Comcast, ABC-TV and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences are partnering up for an “immersive” TV experience on The Oscars telecast. This year’s The Oscars experience will include more than 1500 hours of extra content, as well as live streams of backstage activity and the red carpet, interactive voice commands and enhanced extras – all on TV with Xfinity X1.
Screen Shot of the Immersive Experience for The Oscars on Comcast’s Xfinity X1
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The Oscars on X1 will feature an “All-Access” digital stream, with red carpet footage and backstage cameras, a voice command feature on the X1 remote that will allow their customers to call up a film on their system, with new sound/picture features, and of course an expansive on-demand film feature on more than 700 Oscar-winning films of the past, and soon, the present. The day-after feature includes the full show and highlights from the evening’s biggest moments.