5 Lunchtime Links: Shia LaBeouf locks self in elevator

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1. Shia LaBeouf is back with more art.

After live streaming himself watching all his own movies consecutively in his #ALLMYMOVIES performance, Shia LaBeouf is back with more art. The 29-year-old actor has announced he and two other performance artists will remain in an elevator for the next 24 hours in Oxford, England, riding it up and down in #ELEVATE. People are encouraged to take rides with the performers, and can take pictures and ask questions. The performance will be live streamed, but you can only glimpse LaBeouf when the doors of the elevator open. You can watch the live stream of this performance here. Here’s to hoping Solange Knowles does not pay LaBeouf a visit.


2. Harper Lee dead at 89.

Beloved Alabama author Harper Lee, who won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” has died at 89-years-old. “To Kill a Mockingbird” explores racial tensions in the South through the story of a black man on trial accused for molesting a white woman. Much of the book was believed to be autobiographical in nature, as Lee was similarly the daughter of a lawyer. After sequel “Go Set a Watchman,” which was reportedly found in a vault, was published, Lee’s health and care-taking came under scrutiny.

3. Weekly SXSW band drop includes MSTRKRFT.

It’s Friday, and just as with in weeks past that means SXSW has released a whole new bunch of bands that fest-goers can expect to see come March 11. The big names in this week’s 100+ band drop includes MSTRKRFT and Soul Asylum. Rappers Doughbeezy from Houston and Virginia’s D.R.A.M. were also added, along with DJ Jazzy Jeff. Baltimore’s Wye Oak and Lousiana indie pop band Givers will also make appearances. There’s plenty to look forward to, but even more yet to come next Friday.

4. Rihanna reschedules Austin tour date.

Pay me what you owe me. Rihanna’s Austin appearance has been pushed back two months after production delays pushed back her “ANTI” tour date’s kickoff. The tour is now scheduled to start on March 12 in Jacksonville, Florida, and will make its way to the Frank Erwin Center May 14, instead of its original March 4 scheduling. The original tickets will be honored, but if holders choose instead to be refunded they will be able to do so starting Feb. 22.

5. Britney meets Hillary.

Two very influential (albeit in very different ways) women met Thursday night in Las Vegas when Britney Spears ran into presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. The pop star is in Vegas for her “Britney: Piece of Me” residency and Clinton is in Nevada campaigning ahead of Saturday’s caucus. Spears said Clinton has a “beautiful voice for women around the world.”

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