Miguel to Perform at This Year’s Northside Festival

Miguel is headed to the Northside

The initial lineup for the 2017 Northside Festival will feature more than 300 artists taking the stage in the heart of North Williamsburg, Brooklyn, including the 31-year-old half-Mexican American singer.


With more headliners to be announced soon, the ninth edition of the event — taking place June 7 to 11 — will feature acts performing on outdoor stages and in indie clubs throughout Brooklyn, with sets from Craig Leon & Martin Rev, Downtown Boys, Elvis Depressedly, Elysia Crampton, The Explosion, Foodman, Girlpool, Happyness, Hoops, The Hotelier, Jay Som, Kamasi Washington, Lætitia Sadier, Lower Dens (performing songs from ABBA‘s Gold: Greatest Hits) and many more.

“This year, in addition to uncovering the latest bands, our talks will cover a wide range of topics across technology, entertainment, marketing, design, music and journalism,” said Northside VP of Experience Brian Quinn in a statement announcing the initial roster. “It’s always incredible to see how entrepreneurs, creators, CEOs, brands and startups all come together both to learn from each other and to understand what’s next in the ways that technology is impacting our lives and our world.”

The Northside Innovation portion of the event (June 7 to 9) will host 10,000 attendees for three days of conference keynote talks, interviews, panels, masterclasses, pitch competitions, immersive VR activations and evening parties focused on exploring how technology is changing the impacting our professional and personal lives. Among the initial speaker line-up for Innovation is: Saturday Night Live star Sasheer Zamata, FADER president/publisher Andy Cohn, Vice Impact Publisher Katherine Keating and SuicideGirls founder Missy Suicide.

Premium and Innovation Badges will be available for 20 percent off until Friday (March 24) at 5 p.m. Early Bird badges are on sale now with Music passes starting at $75, featuring all access to over 300 bands; Innovation badges ($499) offer access to 150+ speakers; Premium badges ($549) provide access to all events at the festival.

For a complete list of performers and presenters click here.

Castro to Star in Netflix’s Original Film “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train”

Arturo Castro is training his sights on a new project…

The Guatemalan actor has been cast in Netflix’s upcoming original film Deidra & Laney Rob a Train.

Arturo Castro

The film, which stars Ashleigh Murray and Rachel Crow in the title roles, centers on two teenage girls who turn to train-robbing after their moms are sent to prison. Despite the Jesse James-era occupation, the film is set in the present day, with Netflix drawing comparisons to Raising Arizona.

Written by Shelby Farrell and directed by Sydney Freeland, the film also stars David Sullivan, Tim Blake Nelson, Danielle Nicolet and Sasheer Zamata.

Castro’s credits include Broad City, The Good Wife and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.

Deidra & Laney Rob a Train will be available globally in 2017.

Dash to Star in JD Dillard’s Urban Magic Thriller “Sleight”

Stacey Dash has landed the sleightest role…

The 48-year-old part-Mexican American actress, former Clueless star and Fox News contributor has joined the cast of JD Dillard’s Sleight from Diablo Entertainment.

Stacey Dash

Sleight is an urban magic thriller about a young Los Angeles street magician who is left to take care of his little sister after their mother’s death. He turns to drug dealing to keep a roof over their heads. After he has a run-in with his supplier and his sister is kidnapped, the magician has but no choice but to rely on his exceptional talents.

In addition to Dash, new cast members include Syechelle Gabriel, the 24-year-old part-Mexican American actress who appeared on TNT’s Falling Skies, Sasheer Zamata and Cameron Esposito.

The film stars Dulé Hill, Jacob Latimore and hip-hop artist Tyga.

Production begins this month.