Cameron Crowe wants "Almost Famous" musical to be "portal" to Broadway

Cameron Crowe wrote and directed the iconic 2000 film Almost Famous, based on his experience covering the Allman Brothers Band for Rolling Stone as a teen in the 1970s. The film follows precocious 15-year-old William Miller, an aspiring music journalist and rock 'n' roll super fan. Will begins a personal and professional journey of self-discovery when Rolling Stone magazine hires him to go on the road to cover one of his favorite up-and-coming bands, Stillwater. While on the road, Will is encha

Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous" Broadway musical remixes beloved film

The upcoming Broadway season will feature a slew of adaptations making their debut. But at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater, Almost Famous aims to rewrite the way films are adapted to the stage. The story is based on the real-life experience of writer and filmmaker Cameron Crowe, who covered the Allman Brothers Band as a teen in the 1970s. Almost Famous is a deeply personal story for Crowe and a love letter to music fans. It is a coming-of-age story that explores the range of emotions that come while one is achieving his or her dreams.

Video shows suspect shatter windows at Bronx synagogue following series of similar attacks

The New York Police Department (NYPD) Hate Crimes Task Force released video of a suspect vandalizing a synagogue in the Bronx on Saturday night. Surveillance video captured footage of a male throwing objects at a window and shattering glass at the Young Israel of Riverdale Synagogue on Henry Hudson Parkway at approximately 10:45 p.m. There were similar attacks on three other synagogues and Jewish centers in the Bronx last week. The NYPD is working to identify the suspect in the video but said

Facebook leak: How to check if your information was stolen

Facebook experienced a major data breach, according to reports over the weekend, and Business Insider said the personal data of 533 million users was posted on a hacking forum that could be used to commit fraud. The data includes phone numbers, email addresses, full names, birthdates, location and other Facebook biography details. However, a Facebook spokesman said in a statement to Newsweek that this is old data connected to a problem that was addressed in 2019. At the time, Facebook removed

Viral TikTok highlights how birth control pills have higher blood clot risk than AstraZeneca vaccine

A viral TikTok video has opened the door for a conversation about the dangers of birth control pills as many countries in the European Union debate continuing to use the pharmaceutical company's COVID-19 vaccine. TikTok user Alyss Elizabeth made a video about the seemingly different levels of scrutiny between assessing the risk of blood clots for the vaccine versus the birth control pill. In her video, she said countries in Europe stopped the AstraZeneca vaccine roll out because of a six in on

Olympic athletes must download tracking app to monitor activity prior to Games

With the Tokyo Olympics three months away, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and local organizers have released a 60-page second version of the athlete Playbook, the Associated Press reported. In addition to rules about frequent testing, social distancing and event capacity, the Playbook also outlines a policy that will allow game participants to avoid the 14-day quarantine rule for entering Japan as long as they fill out a schedule listing their plans for that time period and download

Blurred lines of consent laws leave many sexual assault victims unprotected

A ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court over the weekend sparked outrage online, as many women saw the decision as the epitome of "victim blaming." The court reversed a lower-court decision to convict Francios Momolu Khalil of third-degree sexual criminal conduct for assaulting a woman who was drunk and considered "mentally incapacitated," according to the opinion from the Minnesota Supreme Court. The question in the appeal was not about what Momolu Khalil did, but about how the victim came