Next Monday, the Lefont Film Society will honor the life of Atlanta’s late Col. Bruce Hampton, whose sudden departure from this world at his 70th birthday party, Hampton 70, on May 1st sent shockwaves across our music community and beyond. To celebrate his life, on May 15th, the Lefont Theater—Roswell Road in Atlanta will host a double screening of movies featuring the Colonel.Stranger Than Fiction: The Cosmic Curtain Call Of Col. Bruce HamptonCalled A Movies & Music Big Screen Celebration Of Life And Tribute To Col. Bruce Hampton, the two movies screened will be Michael Koepenick’s 2012 documentary Basically Frightened, which examines the life of the eccentric legendary musician, and Phish bassist Mike Gordon’s absurd 2000 film, Outside Out, which stars Col. Bruce and pokes fun at instructional videos for musicians. Following the two films, Basically Frightened‘s director, Michael Koepenick will answer questions from the audience.Full Audio From “Hampton 70: A Celebration Of Col. Bruce Hampton” Is HereA Movies & Music Big Screen Celebration Of Life And Tribute To Col. Bruce Hampton plans on honoring the Col. in one other way. The event, channeling the eccentricities of the late musical legend, is scheduled to start exactly at 7:06 p.m. on the dot, with tickets being sold for $14.46 here.
The city administration of Banda Aceh in the conservative province of Aceh has barred residents from celebrating Valentine’s Day, which falls on Feb. 14, on the grounds that it goes against Islamic teachings. “To maintain the purity of Islamic values and strengthen Islamic laws, we would like to inform the public that Valentine’s Day goes against Islamic law and is not a part of Aceh’s culture,” Banda Aceh Mayor Aminullah Usman said on Tuesday.Aminullah said he had signed and issued a circular on Monday urging youngsters in the city to refrain from taking part or carrying out any kind of activities in celebration of Valentine’s Day. He also asked hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues in Banda Aceh not to facilitate any events of such kind on Feb. 14.“Aside from defying Islamic law and Acehnese culture, Valentine’s Day also goes against Aceh’s traditions,” he said as quoted by news agency Antara.Aceh is the only region in Muslim-majority Indonesia that imposes sharia, which stipulates flogging as a punishment for crimes related to Islamic morality, such as adultery, gambling as well as gay and premarital sex.The Bandung Education Agency in West Java issued a similar circular on Monday prohibiting elementary and junior high school students in the city from celebrating Valentine’s Day. Bandung Education Agency secretary Cucu Saputra said the prohibition had been in place for a few years to prevent students from engaging in improper activities on Feb. 14.He also expressed his belief that celebrating Valentine’s Day was against the norms and culture of Indonesia.“Valentine’s Day is not a part of our culture and goes against the religious norms,” Cucu said on Wednesday as quoted by tribunnews.com. (dpk)Topics :