Last weekend was a very exciting one for alt.news 26:46! We were nominated for three Mid-America Emmy awards, and thus, set off for Kansas City, Missouri, to attend the awards ceremony. Before the gala, though, a crew of three people (including our resident rapper, and producer of the shoot, Matt Sloan) interviewed and filmed famous 19 year-old rapper Mac Miller at the Uptown Theatre in Kansas City on Friday, September 21. Perhaps you have heard his wildly popular song “Donald Trump.”
The following night, we attended the Mid-America Emmy Gala at the Midland Theater. The show, specifically, Episode #13.04, was nominated under the Magazine Program category. Now-executive-producer Haley Conner was nominated in the Editor-Program category for her fantastic editing on “Lemp Mansion.” In the Human Interest Program / Feature Segment category, former staff member Kyle Loughrin was nominated for his work on “Second Stride.” Unfortunately, we did not take home any Emmys, however, we still had a great time and are honored to have been nominated.
Our time in Kansas City was not over yet, though, as we went back to the Uptown Theatre on Sunday night to film and interview both AWOLNATION and Imagine Dragons! AWOLNATION frontman Aaron Bruno and the members of Imagine Dragons were extremely gracious, and the show was beyond awesome, to say the least. If you haven’t heard their music yet, you should go do that. Now. SAIL!
(Photographs courtesy of Kevin Ryan)