It’s not easy winning over Simon Cowell. The popular arbiter of taste, who reigns as an “America’s Got Talent” judge, is known for his unrelenting criticism. However, Cowell praised Mike E. Winfield and honored the veteran stand-up by pressing his golden buzzer during the “AGT” competition in 2022. Cowell proceeded to gush over Winfield’s material and delivery.
A number of tremendous albums have been inspired by the death of bandmates, family and/or friends. Neil Young’s brilliant “Tonight’s the Night,” Arcade Fire’s breakthrough release “Funeral” and the Flaming Lips’ classic “The Soft Bulletin” were each triggered by the loss of loved ones.
Joe Dombrowski lives in Seattle, but the veteran comic is most at home in Spokane. “I have no ties to the city, but I connect more with Spokane than I do with Seattle as a comic,” Dombrowski said while calling from his Seattle home.
While we all wait for BioShock creator Ken Levine’s new game Judas to launch most likely in 2025 – seriously – or for Cloud Chamber Collective to deliver some sort of news about the fourth BioShock game beyond rumors and speculation, fans of the genre have to make due with what they can get their hands on. Atomic Heart was released on Tuesday, and players are already calling it “BioShock in the USSR.”
It’s not over for Stage Left’s “Pass Over.” The provocative play, which graced the Stage Left stage eight months ago, won the Washington State Community Theater Association (WSCTA) state competition, Kaliedoscope, in Tacoma earlier in the month.
Afte two lengthy delays, Hogwarts Legacy was released on Feb. 10 for Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. Taking place in the Harry Potter universe, the player controls a character of their own creation, a fifth-year Hogwarts student in 1899 – about a century before the events of the novels and films – who ultimately finds themself facing dark wizards and quashing a goblin rebellion.