What You Need To Know In Entertainment – April 2015

April 1, 2015 9:00 AM

Coachella (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
It may not feel like it for many, but spring is in the air! Along with spring showers, April is bringing a few of new movies and television premieres, but it’s a music festival that’s going to get the most attention this month. Take a look below and find out what’s happening when winter melts away.
MUSIC FESTIVALS

Coachella (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Coachella (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Coachella  (April 10)

Coacella, what is arguably the best music festival in the world, is happening in April and for those who bought their tickets before they sold out, the time is fast approaching. This year’s festival will feature some of the world’s biggest hitmakers like AC/DC, Jack White and Drake as festival-goers swarm Indio, California. Just don’t bring your selfie sticks when you attend.

 

AWARD SHOWS

Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton Host 2015 ACM Awards (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS)

Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton Host 2015 ACM Awards (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS)

The Academy of Country Music Awards (April 19)

The ACM Awards are airing on CBS in April, and they’re just as popular as ever with performers like Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and Jason Aldean set to take the stage at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Country music may not be everyone’s cup of tea (or mason jar full of sweet tea), but this year’s ACMs are sure to offer some surprises and fun moments no one wants to miss. Be sure to tune into CBS on April 19th at 8pm ET.

Tony Award Nominations (April 28)

The actual Tony Awards aren’t until June 7th, but look out for nominations to be announced at the end of April. With the growing number of Broadway shows including the dozens of new entries, this year’s nominations announcement could prove to be shocking and surprising.

 

MOVIES RELEASES

Ludacris at Fast & Furious 6 Premiere (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Ludacris at Fast & Furious 6 Premiere (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Furious 7 (April 3)

The “Fast and Furious” franchise has been going strong for decades now, and it doesn’t seem to show any signs of  slowing down anytime soon with its newest chapter “Furious 7.” This next chapter in the franchise will also be the last one featuring the late Paul Walker, who passed away while the movie was still being filmed. It’s been reported that the ending features a moving tribute the action star, so get the tissues ready…even for this macho movie.

The Age of Adaline (April 24)

What if you remained 29-years-old forever? “The Age of Adaline” answers that question when actress Blake Lively plays a woman who remains 29-years-old forever. The film also stars Harrison Ford, but don’t worry, he filmed his scenes far before his unfortunate plane accident.

 

TELEVISION PREMIERES

Nurse Jackie Season 7  (Photo by David M. Russell/SHOWTIME)

Nurse Jackie Season 7 (Photo by David M. Russell/SHOWTIME)

Nurse Jackie (April 12)

It’s been a fantastic run, but the Showtime original series “Nurse Jackie” will be ending after its seventh season has aired. Viewers will have one last time to watch actress Edie Falco play Jackie Peyton, an emergency department nurse who struggles with patients, doctors and her own personal demons. Season seven picks up immediately where season six left off, so get ready to see how Jackie handles things right after that major life-changing incident.

Happyish (April 26)

While “Nurse Jackie” prepares for its final season, a new series from Showtime “Happyish,” prepares for its premiere. “Happyish,” a series starring Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Steve Coogan, follows Thom Payne, a 44-year-old man whose world is thrown in disarray when his new, 25-year-old boss shows up and starts throwing out words like “social,” “digital,” and “viral.” Throughout the series Payne searches for his own happiness along with Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Kathryn Hahn.

Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro (April 17)

In “Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro,” famed comedian Tig Notaro travels across the country to put on a series of comedic performances for her loyal fans. But it’s not just any comedic performance in a bar; Notaro performs in their homes, backyards, basements and even barns. Don’t miss the laughs and all the chaos that comes along.

 

MUSIC RELEASES

Passion Pit (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Passion Pit (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Passion Pit- Kindred (April 21)

Passion Pit is back! Following a brief hiatus, the band is back with their official third album “Kindred,” which falls in line with their last two albums single-word titles. Debuting on the Billboard 200 chart and amassing tons of praise for their previous albums, Passion Pit is looking to recreate that same magic a third time. Take a listen when the album drops and see if they’ve still got it (chances are, they do).

 

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Shawn Thomas writes Entertainment and Lifestyle content for CBS Local. Follow him on Twitter.

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