The code required to support these new emoji’s is now considered stable and final, and will be included in new updates from major vendors, including Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung in 2017.
Stephen Colbert talks to Mickey Rapkin about comedy in the President Trump era, musical theatre, fame and comedy, and the brilliance of SpongeBob SquarePants, in the July 2017 edition of Elle Magazine.
On Sunday, 11 June, 2017, host Kevin Spacey kicked off the 71st Annual Tony Awards at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, with a medley of rewritten excerpts from the evening’s nominated musicals. During the opening number, Stephen Colbert featured in a cameo appearance as the groundhog from “Groundhog Day: The Musical” (02:54 – 04:04).
Official event photo’s from the “71st Annual Tony Awards“, hosted by Kevin Spacey at the Radio City Music Hall, New York, on Sunday, 11th June, 2017.
Jon Batiste and Mavis Staples were among the honourees at the Gordon Parks Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner on Tuesday, 6 June, 2017 at Ciprani 42nd Street in New York City.
The evening featured a guest list of musicians, celebrities, artists and politicians who come together, not only to celebrate the legacy of Gordon Parks, but also to honour those who continue to strive to make an impact in the world of performing and visual arts, and humanitarianism.
Speaking at the event, Stephen Colbert said “Well, good evening. I’m so happy to be here tonight to be talking about a man who makes my show special every night … and for once, I am not talking about Donald Trump!” Before going on to talk about the ‘Late Show’ bandleader Jon Batiste, who “led my entire [Colbert Report] audience onto 53rd Street for a New Orleans-style musical parade that he calls a ‘love riot’ and police call a ‘funky gridlock.'” It is Jon’s belief that we “we can definitely use the arts in this ‘very tumultuous time'”.