“A NIGHT FOR AUSTIN” Live Virtual Musical Benefit with Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt and More Streams Tonight

Since the cancellation of SXSW 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic the live music scene in Austin has taken a huge hit. In support and celebration of the “live music capital” of the world, Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Willie and Annie Nelson, and their teams have joined forces with Luck Reunion for “A NIGHT FOR AUSTIN” virtual event. Streaming tonight at 8pm CST for two hours, “A NIGHT FOR AUSTIN” will feature appearances by Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Gary Clark Jr. and many others who are rallying around Austin’s vital businesses to raise funds for Austin Community Foundation. The event can be watched here: https://www.anightforaustin.com/ or watched online on the streaming platform Twitch

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June 2020 SXSW Sessions Online with Rachel Ray, Matthew McConaughey, and More

UPDATED 6.1.2020, SXSW will be postponing the Rachael Ray and Addie Broyles sessions in observance of Blackout Tuesday. The new date is TBD

After the cancellation of SXSW 2020, SXSW Sessions Online, a weekly series of programming with speakers was recently launched. During Rachael Ray with Addie Broyles, Jerry Saltz, and Matthew McConaughey with Jeff Nichols sessions they will be sharing their expertise, empathy, and experience, along with a Slido Q&A portion for live streaming viewers.

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SXSW 2020 Virtual Cinema Launches on Oculus TV

Since we have all been stuck indoors for a while people are using new ways to communicate and learning about technology that can keep you entertained while at home. With VR being the new norm, South By Southwest (SXSW) today announced its collaboration with Oculus TV, SXSW 2020 Virtual Cinema on Oculus TV, set to launch globally on May 22.

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Vail Film Festival and Stage 32 Partner for the 2020 Festival

Since the cancellation of Film Festivals as of March Stage 32 has been screening over 100 features, shorts, and episodic pilots from SXSW, Tribeca, and Telluride Mountainfilm Documentary Festival throughout their network. Announced today, Stage 32 is adding the infamous Vail Film Festival (VFF) to the Stage 32 Screenings lineup. Stage 32 also announced that they are the official networking and education partner of the Vail Film Festival.

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SXSW 2020 Music Showcasing Artist Playlist Launched on Youtube

With the cancellation of the SXSW 2020 Music Festival due to COVID-19, music fans are wondering where they can here the bands they would have seen at the festival.  The SXSW team has collected a few ways for you to discover some of these great acts, support them, and resources which may be helpful for you or the people you work with during this pandemic.

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Fashion Product Review: SUAVS The Legacy Sneaker

SUAVS is an Austin-based shoe company that makes sustainable sneakers made with an average of 8 post-consumer recycled plastic bottles and 100% vegan materials. SUAVS creates stylish and comfortable shoes featuring a breathable design and sweat-wicking technology that are lightweight. Their new proprietary sustainable knit fabric is softer and more comfortable than the competition without sacrificing on style! 

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‘SXSW 2020 Pilot Showcase’ Makes Vimeo Debut This April 2020

With South by Southwest (SXSW) Film festival 2020 being canceled, their team has been working non-stop to find ways to showcase films and pilots that would have premiered during the festival. SXSW announced this week a group of filmmakers officially selected for the 2020 SXSW Episodic Pilot Competition are launching an ‘SXSW 2020 Pilot Showcase’ on Vimeo, a streaming event to preview diversity led (more than half LGBTQ content and creators) pilots from the festival for free to global audiences, starting on April 14th, 2020.

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SXSW and Amazon Announce “Prime Video Presents The SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection”

Ever since SXSW 2020 was canceled filmmakers and musicians have struggled to get their new project out to the public. Announced today, Amazon Prime Video and SXSW are joining forces to launch “Prime Video presents the SXSW 2020 Film Festival Collection,” following the unprecedented cancellation of the SXSW Conference and Festivals by the City of Austin due to concerns surrounding the Coronavirus.

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SXSW 2020 Film Review: “Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time”

Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time is a documentary about a unique time in music history where musicians, hippies and creative types all lived in a rustic canyon in the heart of Los Angeles in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Slated to have premiered at SXSW 2020, the film celebrates the music of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Love, The Mamas And The Papas, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Doors, Frank Zappa and more. Laurel Canyon provided an outlet for musicians to create some of the most influential and infamous albums.

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SXSW 2020 Film Review: My Darling Vivian

When you think of Johnny Cash you think of a few things; Folsom Prison Blues, Walk the Line and June Carter but what about his first wife, Vivian Liberto? In My Darling Vivian, a South By Southwest (SXSW) 2020 Film documentary, audiences for the first-time get to know the first Mrs. Cash as her daughters, Rosanne, Kathy, Cindy, and Tara, share with us firsthand HER story. Vivian’s story is a life of love, isolation, fear, heartbreak, and survival that viewers will see throughout the 90-minute film.

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