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Interview: Actor & Musician Ricky He Talks ‘Freaky Friday’ and ‘Trial and Error’

Multi-talented performer Ricky He is acting and singing (and even dancing) his way into the world of entertainment, and his projects this summer are poised to lead this rising star’s into his big breakout moment.

He has amassed a multitude of credits in television, including The CW’s The Flash, Fox’s Wayward Pines, Freeform’s Beyond, SYFY’s The Magicians, CBC’s The Romeo Section, and his current role on NBC’s Trial and Error alongside Jayma Mays and Kristin Chenoweth.

Next, Ricky merges his two talents together once again on the Disney Channel’s movie-musical of Freaky Friday, based on the namesake musical and the original film that inspired it.

On the eve of the movie-musical’s premier, we chat with Ricky about Freaky Friday, his role on NBC’s Trial & Error, and how he balances his love for acting and music in his work.

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Interview: Montana Modderman Takes The Wheel With Her Country Music Debut

Montana Modderman is ready to turn her dreams into reality. The young and independent singer-songwriter is a self-starter in every sense of the way with the determination to carve a space for herself in country music.

On July 27, Montana releases her debut single, “Didn’t Mean To.” We caught up with her on the eve of her big day to talk about her inspirations, her goals, and how she intends to make her mark in the music industry.

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6 of the Coolest Concert Venues in Seattle

American cities like Nashville, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, and Detroit are revered for their music scenes, but one city that deserves a lot more noise is Seattle.

The cool metropolis within Washington State was the breeding ground of legendary musicians like Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain. Starting with its booming days as the birthplace of grunge rock in the early 90s, Seattle has continued to be a thriving spot for memorable concert experiences. From grungy bars to intimate theaters, the Emerald City offers a variety of unique options for enjoying a night out for great entertainment with good company.

Here are some of the coolest concert venues for experiencing Seattle’s live music scene.

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Discovering Harry Potter Magic in J.K. Rowling’s Edinburgh

The wizarding world of Harry Potter is significantly informed by Edinburgh. The Scottish capital was where British author J.K. Rowling wrote the novels in her iconic series. When speaking of her special connection to the city, Rowling has said, “Edinburgh is very much home for me and is the place where Harry evolved over seven books and many, many hours of writing in its cafes.”

From the cafe where the story of the boy wizard was conjured up to the hotel where the mischief was managed, J.K. Rowling’s influence can be found on every corner of Edinburgh. She drew much inspiration from the sights and streets of the Royal Mile and beyond. Today, Harry Potter fans can make the pilgrimage to Edinburgh and visit the very spots that inspired the adventures of the boy who lived.

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Gazing at Gaudi’s Masterpieces in Barcelona

The city of Barcelona is characterized by the unusual, unique, and undeniably radical creations of Antoni Gaudi. The Catalonian architect was the best known practitioner of Modernisme, Catalan’s Art Nouveau movement. Some of the hallmark qualities of Gaudi’s highly imaginative and one-of-a-kind style include the use of stone and iron materials, ceramic and stained glass detailing, and a focus on vibrant hues and reflective lights.

Several of Gaudi’s works throughout Barcelona, from buildings to parks, have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites for their artistic and cultural significance. Many of these are accessible for visitors to marvel over, including the essential core four of Park Guell, Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, and Sagrada Familia.

Here are a selection of photographs of Antoni Gaudi’s masterclass works in Barcelona, Spain.

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