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Pitchfork Music Festival 2021 Day 1: photo highlights

Pitchfork Music Festival 2021 got under way Friday afternoon in Union Park, marking the return of the West Loop staple after COVID forced its cancelation in 2020.

The eclectic lineup promises a mix of hip-hop, R&B, indie rock and more.

And hot on the heels of Lollapalooza last month, the music festival has strict COVID-19 safety protocols in place, requiring proof of full vaccination or a negative test within 24 hours for each day of the fest in order to gain entry. Masks are encouraged at all times, per the festival’s website and signs posted at entry.

In addition to

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Anthology Film “Juju Stories” receives Boccalino d’Oro Award for Best Film at Locarno Film Festival

The three-part anthology film “Juju Stories,” directed by C.J. “Fiery” Obasi, Abba T. Makama, and Michael Omonua, has won its first international award. The film, which examines juju (magical) stories rooted in Nigerian folklore and urban mythology, received the Boccalino d’Oro Award for Best Film from the Independent Critics at the 74th Locarno Film Festival.

C.J. Obasi, co-director of the film, confirmed the momentous win on Instagram; “We are grateful to Ugo Brusaporco, Arminio Sciolli of the Boccalino d’oro Awards. We are super grateful to the entire cast and crew, to the Festival Director, Giona Nazzaro,

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Most Daring Outfits Ever Worn at Cannes Film Festival

Vanessa Redgrave paired a volumized hairdo with a standout jumpsuit at the 1967 Cannes Film Festival.

Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave at the Cannes Film Festival in 1967.

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The singer’s outfit included a long-sleeved, high-necked shirt worn over tights that covered her hips, legs, and feet.

Both pieces were made from the same circle-print fabric and small buttons.

Bianca Jagger helped pioneer the “naked” trend at the event almost a decade later.

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Helmut Berger and Bianca Jagger at the Cannes Film Festival in 1975.

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For the 1975 festival, the Nicaraguan actress and human-rights advocate

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‘Dune’ and Princess Diana Biopic to Debut at a Starry Venice Film Festival

Five of the 21 competition films are directed by women, Barbera said — down from eight last year. “It might seem a step backward, but that is just a partial point of view,” he added. Female directors appeared to have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic more than their male counterparts, he said, adding, “I really hope they will have a comeback.”

Bong Joon Ho, the director of “Parasite,” will chair the competition jury that also includes the British actress Cynthia Erivo and Chloé Zhao, the director of “Nomadland,” which won last year’s Golden Lion and went on to win

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Why were Michigan state police at Faster Horses festival Saturday

Michigan State Police say they are investigating a death at the Faster Horses Festival in Brooklyn, Michigan on Saturday.

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Michigan State Police are investigating a death at a music festival in Lenawee County on Saturday.

Police say a 30-year-old woman from Croswell, Michigan, Melissa Donna Havens, was found dead around 7:30 a.m. at the Faster Horses Festival in Brooklyn, Michigan.

The cause of the woman’s death is unknown at this time but police are continuing to investigate. 

Investigators say an autopsy will be performed on her body including a toxicology test.

Police are also attempting to identify

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3 dead, 2 critically injured at Michigan music festival due to suspected carbon monoxide poisoning

WOODSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Deputies are investigating what happened at the Faster Horses Festival after three men died inside the campground Saturday.

Original Story: Lenawee County Sheriff: 3 dead at Faster Horses due to potential carbon monoxide exposure

“Poor three guys had carbon monoxide inside their camping trailer,” said Connie McTaggart.

McTaggart said news about what happened at the Faster Horses Festival in Woodstock Township spread quickly around town.

“It’s just really sad, you know, that was somebody’s kids,” McTaggart said.

Lenawee County Sheriff Deputies told Local 4 they got the call at about 1:27 p.m. Saturday about five people

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‘Summer of Soul’ Review: In 1969 Harlem, a Music Festival Stuns

Staples goes first, alone and a-blast. Jackson follows her with equal force and in defiance of whatever had been ailing her. Then together — Jackson refulgent in a fuchsia gown with a gold diamond emblazoned below her bosom; Staples in something short, lacy, belted and white — they embark on the single most astounding duet I’ve ever heard, seen or felt. They share the microphone. They pass it between them. Howling, moaning, wailing, hopping, but well within the song’s generous contours and, somehow, in control of themselves. My tears weren’t jerked as I watched. The ducts simply gave way, and

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‘Beckett’ to Open 2022 Locarno Film Festival

The Locarno Film Festival will open this year’s 74th edition on Aug. 4 with the world premiere of Italian director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino’s latest thriller “Beckett,” starring John David Washington, Boyd Holbrook, Vicky Krieps and Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander.

After the film’s Locarno premiere, Netflix will launch the film worldwide on Aug. 13.

“Beckett’s” presence marks a return to the Swiss festival for Cito Filomarino, whose 2010 feature “Diarchia” played in the Pardi di domani section.

It also stands out as the festival’s long-awaited return to the iconic Piazza Grande, Locarno’s central square which is home to screenings of its biggest

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