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This Just Out: Mapplethorpe, a Love Parade, Animated Shorts and More

This Just Out: Mapplethorpe, a Love Parade, Animated Shorts and More

This Just Out: Mapplethorpe, a Love Parade, Animated Shorts and More

Plus, a new study tells us which age group is most charitable when it comes to traveling. (You may be surprised!)

Los Angeles - The J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will join together starting in March 2016 for a major retrospective of work by Robert Mapplethorpe. According to a statement from the two museums the exhibit will feature the artist’s most iconic images as well as some of his more obscure photographs in an effort to explore the complete arc of his work from its beginnings in the 1970s up through his death in 1989 (as well as its impact beyond). After its L.A. run, the exhibit will then head to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (August 29, 2016 - January 22, 2017) and The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Additional information is available at

(Image at top) Thomas, negative 1987; print 1994. Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946 - 1989). Gelatin silver print. Image: 19 3/16 x 19 3/16 in. Jointly acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with funds provided by The David Geffen Foundation, and The J. Paul Getty Trust, 2011.7.31. © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

Atlanta - TomorrowWorld, the largest 21+ music festival on the planet that takes place on more than 8,000 acres of farm and woodland, kicks off today (September 25 - 27) with an impressive line up including Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Tïesto, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers and Kaskade, to name a few. What’s new this year, however, is that TomorrowWorld will also host its inaugural Love Unites Parade featuring DJ Bill Berdeaux. The parade starts in the Dreamville event campground on Saturday at 2:30 pm. Tickets and additional information are available at

Canton, Mass. - Tourism Cares, the travel industry’s charitable arm, released a study this week called “Good Travels: The Philanthropic Profile of the American Traveler” with some surprising data. Fifty-five percent (55%) of the 2,551 respondents acknowledged some level of volunteerism or donation to a destination they visited for leisure in the past two years. Also, millennials proved to be the most generous with 81% reporting some kind of volunteering, 78% donating cash and 83% giving in-kind. Millennials also place a much higher value on a supplier’s commitment to community with 39% using that as a factor in choosing a travel provider. For the complete study, go to

Los Angeles - For more than sixteen years, veteran animation producer Ron Diamond has selected the most innovative animated shorts from around the world to present to studios, festivals and schools. This year, however, for the first time, The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows will have a theatrical release. The truly international collection of shorts featured include:

  • THE STORY OF PERCIVAL PILTS, created by Janette Goodey & John Lewis, Australia
  • TANT DE FORETS, created by Geoffrey Godet & Burcu Sankur, France
  • SNOWFALL, directed by Conor Whelan, Ireland
  • BALLAD OF HOLLAND ISLAND HOUSE, created by Lynn Tomlinson, USA
  • BEHIND THE TREES, created by Amanda Palmer and Avi Ofer, USA
  • WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT THE COSMOS, created by Konstantin Bronzit, Russia
  • MESSAGES DANS L’AIR, created by Isabel Favez, France/Switzerland
  • STRIPY, Written and directed by Babak Nekooei & Behnoud Nekooei, Iran
  • ASCENSION written and directed by Thomas Bourdis, Martin de Coudenhove, Caroline Domergue, Colin Laubry, Florian Laubry, France
  • LOVE IN THE TIME OF MARCH MADNESS, directed by Melissa Johnson and Robertino Zambrano, USA
  • WORLD OF TOMORROW, directed by Don Hertzfeldt, USA

It is currently running at the ArcLight Hollywood through October 1 and will travel to theaters in Santa Ana, Calif., Gloucester, Mass., Albany, N.Y., San Francisco, Chicago and more. For the complete line-up go to

New York - Speaking of screenings, this week, New York’s largest LGBT film festival, NewFest (, announced its lineup of films. Highlights include Carol, Todd Haynes’s award-winning lesbian romance starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara; Matt Sobel’s suspenseful thriller and Sundance darling, Take Me to the River; Jim Hansen’s horror/comedy You're Killing Me; Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein in Guanajuato, the gay coming-of-age of Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein during a trip to Mexico in the 1930s; and, of course, many more. The festival runs October 22 - 27. For the complete line-up or to buy tickets, go to

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