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Spotlight On Local: Kelly Maglia: From Closet Metalhead To Metal Queen
Marissa Bergen   |  

Kelly Maglia Photo Credit: Sienna Spalding

[Photo Credit: Sienna Spalding]

Kelly Maglia was a closet metalhead. Even though she grew up in Orange County, just miles from the bright lights of the Sunset Strip and was naturally musically talented, Maglia kept her love of metal under wraps. “It was more the circles that I ran in” Maglia explains, “I was very academic, very studious, and my parents were very not into metal so it felt like a very rebellious thing to be doing. Not a lot of my friends were into it except for my musician friends, so that’s how I got into it. Most of my closest friends were nerdy like me, and I didn’t want to admit to them that I was listening to this music.”

As Maglia grew older, she decided to pursue her love of music becoming classically trained in vocals, piano, and clarinet. She also studied musical theater, theory, and composition and minored in dance. At the same time, Maglia, who was also interested in art and fashion, was being asked to design dance costumes for her sister and her sister’s friends, all of whom were dancers. When she emerged from college she had a degree in music and drama, but she didn’t know what to do with it. When her sister approached her about turning her costume designing hobby into a business, it seemed like a practical step.

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Massive Metal Monday: Disfear “Get It Off”
Ides Bergen   |  @   |  

Disfear Band Photo

Disfear is a Swedish heavy metal/crust punk supergroup. The band, which has been active off and on since the early ’90s, includes members of At The Gates and Entombed. Their most recent release was the 2008 masterpiece Live the Storm, which was produced and engineered by Converge mastermind Kurt Ballou.

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Retro Movie Review: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1952) – Fathom Events
Dr. Zaius   |  @   |  

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Singin’ in the Rain is universally renowned as one of the greatest musicals of all time. In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked it as the fifth greatest film ever made. 2017 marks the 65th anniversary of the film’s release in 1952 and to commemorate the event, Fathom Events and TCM’s Big Screen Classic series have brought it back to theaters for two days only. Not only do audiences get to take in a pure classic, but they also get to pay a final respect to the late great Debbie Reynolds, whose career was launched thanks to the film. I have attended and reviewed many of the screenings from Fathom and TCM and this one had the largest crowd by far. The show was sold out; my family and I sat in the very top row, and the 7:00pm show was sold out by 1:30 in the afternoon.

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Exclusive Album Stream: Burials & Exhausted Prayer Split
Ides Bergen   |  @   |  

Burials and Exhausted Prayer Split

Ladies and gentlemen, have we got a treat for you this week! Geeks of Doom is very proud to offer up the exclusive album stream of the new split release from Burials and Exhausted Prayer. These two west coast bands are among the most exciting and innovative in the metal underground today. Listen here below!

Burials hails from Portland, Oregon, and has evolved over the course of the last eight years from a fairly straight metallic hardcore band into its current amalgam of black metal, death metal, thrash, hardcore, and progressive rock.

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In Memoriam 2016: Remembering Those We Lost In Entertainment
Stoogeypedia   |  

In Memoriam 2016

In Memoriam 2016: Film, Television, Music, Sports, Literature, the Arts…

With 2017 upon us, let’s take one final look back at the luminaries and personalities of the entertainment world who left us in 2016, during a year that seemed more turbulent and taxing than any other in recent memory.

Challenges in the past and challenges ahead, it’s a tough time to live in the world right now with so many changes like a whirling dervish to the senses. While there is much sadness in recognizing and accepting the passing of so many great figures in 2016, it’s the endearing, endless, never-ending fanbase and legacy that will keep each and every one of these names mentioned here (and some are of only cult status, but still enjoy a rabid passionate following as equal as any global figure) alive and well in the consciousness and beyond. In no particular order and apologies in advance if some of your favorites were left off. This was a huge list to go through and what was more painful than compiling this list was the fact that these incredibly talented people are all no longer with us.

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2017 Golden Globes: Jimmy Fallon’s Musical Opening
Olympus Athens   |  @   |  

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Jimmy Fallon opened the 2017 Golden Globes as wonderfully as I knew he would – with a song and a dance and many many guests. It was almost 5 minutes of smiles with a La-La Land “City of Stars” parody, complete with dancing on cars.

Check out the opening number below.

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Disney In Depth: Previewing Disney’s 10 Most Exciting 2017 Projects
Brett Nachman   |  @   |  

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A new year is here. That means an abundance of new content from The Walt Disney Company across its many divisions, from film and music, to television and the theme parks. What is most worth seeing and experiencing?

Here’s my picks for Disney’s 10 Most Exciting 2017 Projects!

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Watch James Corden’s Very First Carpool Karaoke With George Michael
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On the first day back from the holiday break, James Corden spoke about the first time he met George Michael, for Comic Relief’s “Red Nose Day,” a huge charity in England for the famine in Ethiopia. The sketch had him and George singing in a car on their way to save Red Nose Day. The Late, Late Show With James Corden has had immense success with “Carpool Karaoke,” and this was where it was born. “It was the first time I’d ever sung in a car with anybody, and it’s become quite a big part of my life now, and he really inspired it.”

Check out the video below.

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Black Metal Friday: Voidhanger “Through The Holocaust Of Optimism” (Exclusive Stream)
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Voidhanger Witchmaster Split Header

Blackened death/thrash unit Voidhanger have contributed 3 brand new slices of brutality to an upcoming split with fellow miscreants Witchmaster. The collaboration is called Razing the Shrines of Optimism and it hit the streets in December via the Third Eye Temple label.

We here at Geeks of Doom are proud to be able to present to you, on this Black Metal Friday, an exclusive stream of the closing track of Voidhanger’s side of the album. This is “Through the Holocaust of Optimism.” Crank it up and enjoy.

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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Game Of Thrones,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ and More Played On A Cello (Videos)
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Nicholas Yee's Cello Covers

Everyone loves a good music cover, especially an instrumental one. You can find many of these on YouTube. One such source is Nicholas Yee, who does cello covers of various music.

Among his many covers you can find some good geeky covers of the music of favorites like Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and the recent hit Stranger Things. Continue below for more and to give these cello covers a watch.

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