Saturday, August 02, 2014

ZIGGY MARLEY TALKS ABOUT 'FLY RASTA' ALBUM

Ziggy Marley



Ziggy Marley was photographed while he discussed his current tour and new album 'Fly Rasta' during AOL's Build Speaker Series at AOL Headquarters in New York City.


THE VAMPS IN LAS VEGAS HARD ROCK CONCERT

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VAMPING VEGAS
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The Vamps



The Vamps Go Wild



The Vamps performed at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada the other night.



QUEEN LATIFAH GUEST STARS ON HOT IN CLEVELAND

Betty White




Queen Latifah with Dan Lauria, Craig Bierko and Bell Bellamy guest star on Hot In Cleveland.



Elka (Betty White) takes on Councilman Powell (Bill Bellamy) in a City Council debate but ends up facing his aunt (Queen Latifah) instead. Meanwhile, things heat up between Victoria (Wendie Malick) and J.J. (Dan Lauria) and Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) and Donald (Craig Bierko).


Queen Latifah guest stars on an all new episode of “Hot in Cleveland” and shares words of wisdom with Elka during her political debate. 


Wednesday, August 6th at 10pm ET/PT followed by an all new episode of “Jennifer Falls” at 10:30pm ET/PT 


Photo Courtesy Of: TV Land 


Friday, August 01, 2014

BROADWAY'S MARILYN MAYE & TOMMY TUNE PLAY NJPAC

Marilyn Maye



NJPAC and NJTV’s popular words-and-music series, hosted by Ted Chapin, is taped before a live audience for broadcast on public television. Don’t miss these Broadway and cabaret all-stars in concert and conversation: Marilyn Maye, Tommy Tune, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, John Pizzarelli, Nellie McKay and Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana. Be sure to reserve your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)



Returning for its second season, American Songbook at NJPAC – a words-and-music series co-presented with NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network – is an exciting offshoot of NJPAC’s success as a broadcast venue. Broadway and cabaret artists Marilyn Maye, Tommy Tune, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, John Pizzarelli, Nellie McKay and Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana perform before a live audience in the intimate Victoria Theater, then join theater insider Ted Chapin for a Q&A. The sessions are taped for future broadcast on WNET, NJTV and WLIW.



Saturday’s schedule includes Maye, Tune and Shaiman & Wittman. On Sunday, American Songbook at NJPAC features Pizzarelli, McKay and Osnes & Fontana. Each musical guest will perform for about 40 minutes, then have a short interview with Chapin, the President of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company.


MIAMI'S CHRIS BOSH & WARREN HENRY AUTO GROUP

Chris Bosh




Warren Henry Auto Group, South Florida’s premier luxury Auto Group, is thrilled to celebrate power forward Chris Bosh’s commitment to the Miami HEAT and the great city of Miami. After four years of working together, the spirit continues as Bosh will continue to serve as the brand’s official celebrity spokesperson, promoting the Warren Henry family of Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Motor Trend, and Land Rover dealerships.



As part of Warren Henry’s 2014-2015 marketing campaign, Bosh will appear in television, radio and print advertisements and make a special event appearance on behalf of the company. Currently, he drives a black 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE from Land Rover South Dade, the ultimate in sport-utility luxury.


FIFTH HARMONY A SMASH IN LAS VEGAS CONCERT

Fifth Harmony



Fifth Harmony was in concert at The Joint at The Famed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada last night.



SEXY AUSTIN MAHONE AT LAS VEGAS HARD ROCK

Austin Mahone



Super sexy Austin Mahone performed at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada last night.



THE GROUNDBREAKING EXHIBITION OF DAVID BOWIE

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THE GLORIOUS CORNER

Story By: G. H. Harding
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David Bowie



BOWIE DOC COMING --- A documentary film of the groundbreaking exhibition David Bowie, created by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London, will be screened in movie theaters across the U.S. on September 23 to coincide with the exhibition opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. A select 100 theaters across the US will exclusively screen the film.



Described by The London Times as stylish & outrageous and The Guardian as a triumph, the exhibition features a remarkable collection of photographs, stage costumes, and other rare possessions from the David Bowie Archive. The exhibition was the fastest selling in the V&A's history and is now on a global tour that has already traveled to Toronto, Sao Paulo, and Berlin to universal acclaim, opening next at the MCA in Chicago until January 4, 2015.



The film takes the audience on an extraordinary journey through the David Bowie is exhibition with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker, producer Tony Visconti, and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie's artistic career. The exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide fascinating insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie's ideas.



The documentary was filmed on the closing night of the V&A exhibition in London and directed by Done & Dusted's Hamish Hamilton, the BAFTA award winning director of the Academy Awards and the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.



We caught the exhibition in Toronto and were just dazzled. In fact, we were there the entire afternoon. If you're a Bowie-fan … you MUST see this.



The exhibition's curators Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh from the V&A Department of Theatre & Performance said: "We are delighted that as this extraordinary exhibition travels the world, people will get the chance to immerse themselves in a cinematic experience from the original London show. The film offers fascinating detail about key objects from the David Bowie Archive, commentary from special guest contributors and a fantastic soundtrack!"



HANNIBAL RISING --- Lakeshore Records will release four volumes of music from the hit NBC television series HANNIBAL, composed by Brian Reitzell (Lost In Translation, Boss). The Hannibal Season One Original Soundtrack (Volumes 1 & 2) will be available digitally on August 5th and on CD September 2, 2014. The Hannibal Season Two Original Soundtrack (Volumes 1 & )2 will be available digitally on September 2nd and on CD September 23, 2014.



“Visually it’s so artfully done and quite fantastical, so I see it like an opera staging, otherwise I might be more disturbed,” said Reitzell of Hannibal. “Listening to the music alone is scarier than in the context of the show.”





One of the most memorable instruments from the first season of the show is a bullroarer. Reitzell explains, “It is an aboriginal instrument. Every continent on Earth has a form of bullroarer — it’s the oldest instrument known to man.” The one he uses, he got from eBay for $5. The instrument is spun around your head and creates a low hum that has movement in space and not just sound. Recorded in surround sound for the series. “So when you listen to it, it spins around your head, and it’s really powerful.”




Acting as both music supervisor and composer, he often blurs the lines between score, source music, and sound design. His vision is to create a seamless landscape of songs, score, and found music for each soundtrack. Brian’s explorations of new sounds add unique character to visual images. He often has instruments custom built or even invented for individual film scores and wholeheartedly embraces the Brian Eno philosophy of the recording studio as his instrument. Brian has thrived on collaborations with musicians from outside the Hollywood film composer network and has worked with some of today’s most acclaimed musical artists including Air, Richard James (Aphex Twin), Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine), Elliott Smith, Britt Daniel (Spoon), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Explosions In The Sky, Fever Ray, Robert Plant, Daniel Lopatin and Ensemble Matheus.




Bryan Fuller’s visionary series is unlike anything else on TV right now; there are quite a few shows that will love to have what this show does … but, they do not. Artful, brilliant, totally captivating … it is without comparison. We cannot recommend it highly enough.




STORMING IN --- Varèse Sarabande Records will release Into The Storm – the original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on August 5th and on CD August 19, 2014. The soundtrack features the original score composed by Brian Tyler (Iron Man 3, Fast Five). Into The Storm opens in theaters on August 8.




“Into The Storm was an opportunity to do a completely conceptual score,” said Tyler. “The idea was that an approaching storm is represented by the premise of being stalked in the savanna by a lion or tiger - primal, but patient. African flutes whistle in the far distance over completely still strings holding like a lion stalking, waiting patiently to strike. Then without warning, the power of the storm is upon you before you are even aware. This was a really fun and rewarding concept for me to compose.”



Tyler is a composer and conductor of over 60 films and numerous television series. He is a frequent visitor to the Marvel universe on such films as Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and is currently scoring the eagerly awaited Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Tyler also scored Eagle Eye for producer Steven Spielberg, and the box office hits Fast Five and Fast & Furious for director Justin Lin. He was nominated for a 2014 BAFTA Award and was inducted into the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2010.



CLOSING NOTES – Micky Dolenz with Q104.3’s Jim Kerr at The Writing Room (the old Elaine’s) Thursday night …




With summer astonishingly winding down, one of the more anticipated tours of this year has just been announced: Jackson Browne with John Fogarty. Can't wait for this one ...




We began Friday morning with CBS FM's Scott Shannon toasting his 101th show at the station (that's the station's frequency on the FM dial) with a simulcast from NYC's City Winery. Mark Rivera provided the entertainment (he sounded great), and guests included Micky Dolenz, Gene Cornish (The Rascals); and, seen in the crowd were promo-exec Jerry Lembo; pr-pasha David Salidor; Sandy Hicks; and Shannon-ites Brad Blanks, Mr. G, and Patty Steele. Great morning for one of the best radio personalities out there. Congrats Scott! ...




Broadway Donnie Kehr (Jersey Boys), who has been based in L. A. for the past month, returns to New York next week with news of a big, new project; involving some pretty significant names. We should be able to exclusively reveal it to you by next week. It’s a biggie for sure! Stay tuned. 





THE NEON TREES MEMORABILIA CASE DEDICATION

Neon Trees



The Neon Trees Memorabilia Case Dedication at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, brought out the band for photos.



Neon Trees is an American Mormon rock band from Provo, Utah. The band received nationwide exposure in late 2008 when they opened several North American tour dates for the band The Killers.



Thursday, July 31, 2014

JESSIE MUELLER & JARROD SPECTOR TO PLAY NJPAC

Jessie Mueller



The Victoria Theater at NJPAC presents Broadway’s hottest stars Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector performing live together! See Jessie Mueller, the 2014 Tony Award Winner for Best Actress in a Musical: (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) and Jarrod Spector as they perform together in a new concert on Sunday, March 1st and Monday, March 2nd at 8PM. Tickets for this exclusive performance goes on sale on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10AM. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)



The two stars from the Tony nominated hit Broadway Musical, “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” will share the stage In Concert, sharing solo’s and duets and stories from their careers.



Jessie Mueller, currently portraying Carole King in the hit Broadway musical, makes her concert debut in this evening, offering some of her favorite songs and numbers from her recent musical theater career, including starring roles in “Nice Work If You Can Get It” opposite Matthew Broderick and her Tony nominated performance in “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever” opposite Harry Connick Jr.


MICKY DOLENZ'S VINTAGE TREAT AT FAMED B.B. KINGS

Marty Markowitz And Micky Dolenz



If you are a Monkees-fan and more specifically, a Micky Dolenz-fan, then his sold-out show last night at B. B. King’s here in NYC was a vintage-treat; as his performance and his band (the best ever he's had in this writer’s opinion) was manna for the soul … controlled cool for the soul.




As Q104.3’s Jim Kerr introduced him -as he did when Dolenz played the club two years back- and the band and Micky took the stage to "Mary, Mary," you could immediately sense a much more relaxed atmosphere than for the past few Monkees tours. Truth be told, with partners Nesmith and Tork along in the mix, there would always seem to be too much jostling for space. With solo-Dolenz you get a far better envisioned show; with terrifically telling anecdotes and just a much, better finely, paced performance.



His vocal performance on "D.W. Washburn" and "Johnny B. Goode" just astounding, and his re-working of "Sugar, Sugar" (Which The Monkees were first offered) dazzling. His last solo album Remember is thrill-packed with superior material and production. If you a fan and don't have it, get it.



His current band, with guitarist and music director Wayne Avers, at the helm, you're getting Dolenz at his best musically too; bassist John Billings, drummer Rich Dart are dazzling and with keyboardist Dave Alexander, nothing short of brilliant; adding their talents to each and every song. Avers' brilliant flourishes, for every song, are spot-on.



Micky’s sister Coco, who sang on many of the early-Monkee records is a sheer delight too. Her take on "Cryin' In The Rain" and "Different Drum" just sublime - with the audience hanging on every note. No doubt about it, a superior aggregation.



My personal favorite, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart’s “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” was a highlight, delivered with much verve and had much of the audience on their feet. None more so than former Brooklyn-Boro President Marty Markowitz, who had hosted The Monkees several years back at his now, much-missed Coney Island-concert series.



Note to Marty: Why don't you run for Mayor? Believe me; you have more supporters than you may realize … many more!



Also, terrifically received were “She,” “I'm A Believer,” “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You” and “Pleasant Valley Sunday.”



Also seen in the crowd were The Macwire's M. A. Cassata (www.themacwire.com); Premiere Radio's Mike McCann; Dolenz-pr man pasha David Salidor; B. B. King's Peter Abraham; and, writer Tony Sachs, who wrote what must be the best piece ever on Dolenz. Check it out HERE.

All in all his best NY-show ever!



Photo Courtesy Of: Paul Undersinger/PAULWORKS 

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