CHICAGO – “Drinking Buddies” director Joe Swanberg’s latest release of the same star wattage is “Happy Christmas,” an even lower-fi story than the Olivia Wilde beer comedy, steered even more by the casting that it was able to assemble. However, with this movie Swanberg doesn’t so much worry about having a story that could be confused with a more mainstream romantic comedy if it were to have a bigger budget.
Enter ‘Sparkle’ Singing Challenge at Orland Park Mall
There’s an exciting movie/music event at Orland Park Mall this weekend and we wanted to make sure you had the details. Courtesy of the press release:
Orland Square Mall
Upper Level, Carson’s Court
288 Orland Square, Orland Park, IL 60462
WHEN: Saturday, July 14th beginning at 3pm; registration at 2pm
Chicago will be host to the SPARKLE Singing Challenge, sponsored by Sony Pictures and Myspace, happening Saturday, July 14th, beginning at 3pm. The Chicago winner will receive $500 in cash and a chance to compete for the national Grand Prize. The Grand Prize winner will win a trip to New York, an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park, a recording session with the Punch Monkeys producer & writing team, and a Myspace homepage feature!
Amateur singers between the ages of 13 and 40 will be asked to sing a 60 second a capella version of one of two songs: CELEBRATE, or SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL. Clips from the songs, official rules, along with more information about the contest, can be found at www.myspace.com/sparkle.
To pre-register and reserve audition spots ahead of time, email SparkleContestChicago@gmail.com.
SPARKLE, starring Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika
Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and CeeLo Green, opens August 17th in theaters everywhere.