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‘I Saw the Light’ The Authentic Story of Hank Williams Opens TONIGHT!

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I Saw the Light, the new film about Hank Williams opening nationwide this Friday. The film stars Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams, and writer-director Marc Abraham adapted his script from “Hank Williams: The Biography” and focuses on Williams’ tumultuous love life, beginning with his first wife, fledgling and not-good singer Audrey, played by Elizabeth Olsen.

You can buy tickets here: http://fandan.co/1Reeg3Q

Madame Tussauds Hollywood Welcomes Country Music Legends Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Hank Williams

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Madame Tussauds Hollywood welcomes country music legends Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Hank Williams. For a limited time only guests can enter the Country Music Selfie Contest by posting a selfie with these country stars on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #MTHCountrySelfie for a chance to win tickets to Stagecoach. The contest runs March 24  through April 22, 2016.

Prolific singer-songwriter Hank Williams is currently making headlines as the subject of the upcoming biopic, I Saw the Light, which opens Friday, March 25. In the film Williams is portrayed by Thor villain, Tom Hiddleston who moved to Nashville to study for the part. Dropping his British accent, Hiddleston does all of his own singing in the film and has deemed this role “…the most challenging and satisfying experience” of his career.

The country music legends will join an array of stars in the country western room until June 1, 2016, including Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Robert Redford and Paul Newman. Each figure took 20 skilled artists 3 months to create at a cost of approximately $350,000, valuing the trio at over $1 Million.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood allows visitors from around the world to see, touch and take photos of themselves with Hollywood’s biggest stars, all under one roof.   For more information, visit the website at www.madametussauds.com/Hollywood  on Facebook (Madame Tussauds Hollywood)  and Twitter (@TussaudsLA)

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Google Are Getting Fans Interactive Online

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Google announced the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s participation in the opening of the Google Cultural Institute, a new online exhibition that offers unique, interactive, online experiences from 60 of the world’s foremost cultural institutions. With events at Carnegie Hall, and in six other cities across the globe, Google debuted this first-of-its-kind exhibition, which allows viewers to experience the best in dance, music, opera and more.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum shares its popular 2008–09 exhibition Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy. Through rare and previously unavailable images, provided by the Hank Williams family, the exhibit examines the ways in which American music continues to be measured by the standards Williams set. It also explores the connections between this revered figure in country music and his creative heirs, biological and cultural.

“Our mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the evolving history of country music,” said museum CEO Kyle Young. “The Hank Williams story is a multi-layered saga of triumph and tragedy, set in the hardscrabble South over several generations. Partnering with Google allows us to tell that story around the world, beyond the life of the Family Tradition exhibit. This collaboration is a game-changer.”

Amit Sood, director of the Google Cultural Institute, commented:

“We are delighted to collaborate with so many of the world’s renowned arts institutions, representing the best in drama, dance, music, and opera. For the first time, they’ve been brought together in one virtual space. Our goal is to open up performing arts to all, to catch the eye of the curious and offer access to details that even die-hard fans have never seen before.”

Other cultural arts centers participating include: American Ballet Theatre, Carnegie Hall, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Metropolitan Opera and many more.

Family Tradition, the museum’s online exhibition, is open now at the Google Cultural Institute website and available on mobiles, tablets and desktop computers. Be sure to follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and join the conversation using #HonorThyMusic.

Record Store Day Is Tomorrow

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If you’re the type who prefers vinyl music over digital, tomorrow is your day.

Eric Church, The Allman Brothers Band, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Shooter Jennings, Dolly Parton, and TONS more will have exclusive releases for Record Store Day. It’s meant to help out independent record stores with releases not sold in big outlets.

Find out which artists and which stores are participating at www.RecordStoreDay.com .

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