9.02.2015

VETFEST 2015 FESTIVAL SEPT 20 IN ROMEO



  • Wonderful musical entertainment 
  • Great Food and Drink 
    • Pig and corn roast dinner - free with every ticket
    • Additional catering by Royalty House
    • Free water/soft drinks
    • Cash beer and wine tent (free to VIPs)
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  • Fun Fun Fun
    • Door Prizes
    • 50/50 raffle drawings
    • Celebrity appearances (flown in by helicopter)
    • and a beautiful and relaxing outdoor venue

You can reserve your tickets at this link: 

This fundraiser is a major step in supporting the financial requirement to maintain and sustain our programs into the next year.  We can only do this with your support!

Vets Returning Home (Men only Roseville Facility) and Caroline House (Women & Family’s’ facility) rely solely upon private funding in order to maintain safe, resourceful, and empowering programs in which our veterans can achieve independent and productive lives.

We consciously choose not to participate with government funded programs, since those programs are ineffective

VRH has been in operation approximately eighteen months and has already housed over 250 service heroes by connecting them to employment, education, veteran benefits, and ultimately securing and furnishing residences through their transition to independence.

MISHKA SHUBALY: NEW RELEASE COWARDS PATH US TOUR


“Forever a favorite – sublime!” - Johnny Depp on Coward's Path

“If you have ever considered committing suicide at happy hour, Mishka Shubaly is the singer-songwriter for you. You will drink yourself into a bottomless pit of
despair, tap-dancing all the way.” - Doug Stanhope

On October 2, acclaimed author, musician, and songwriter Mishka Shubaly will release Coward's Path via Invisible Hands Music. The album is his third solo effort and follows his time with NYC's punk band Freshkills.

Shulaby is an acclaimed author who has written six best-selling kindle singles (with a full-length memoir out in March on PublicAffairs) and has 20+ years of experience abusing drugs and alcohol.

Recently, Death and Taxes premiered the album's latest single "New Jersey Valentine's Day Orphan Blues." Listen to the track here.



The album is a document of Shubaly’s wasted years, a eulogy for alcoholism and addiction. It's comprised of twelve tracks of drinking songs, snapshots from a life careening out of control — tunes about death and darkness and failure and the cold comfort of oblivion. Somehow, it's also incredibly funny.

In 2008, Shubaly's life imploded. In 2007, he had won a great fan and advocate, the renegade comedian Doug Stanhope. Stanhope flew him all over the country, playing the biggest shows of his life. But his appetite for drugs, alcohol, and chaos alienated even Stanhope. After losing a series of jobs, bands, friends, and girlfriends, Shubaly finally bottomed out. In the spring of 2009, he got sober.

Five years later, he’s returned with a vengeance. He recorded the bare bones of Coward's Path on an 8-track reel-to-reel in an unheated, condemned squat in Long Island City in 2008, then sat on those basic tracks for years.



US Tour Dates:

9/4 – San Diego, CA – Awesomefest 2015
9/5 – Phoenix, AZ – ThirdSpace
9/6 – Tucson, AZ – Che’s Lounge
9/7 – Bisbee, AZ – The Stock Exchange
9/9 – El Paso, TX – Rock House
9/10 – Austin, TX – Opal Divines Penn Field w/ Jay Whitecotton
9/11 San Antonio, TX – Blind Tiger @ Magic Time Machine w/ Jay Whitecotton
9/12 – Arlington, TX – Sunshine Bar
w/ Mike Wiebe from Riverboat Gamblers, Brian Breckenridge, Jay Whitecotton
9/13 – Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves w/ Ron Babcock, Mike Wiebe from Riverboat Gamblers, Brian Breckenridge, Jay Whitecotton
9/14 – OKC, Oklahoma – TBA
9/15 – Amarillo, TX – Leftwoods Bar w/ Michael Dean Damron
9/16 – Colorado Springs, CO – Triple Nickel
9/17 – Denver, CO – Three Kings
9/23 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
9/24 – Seattle, WA – Funhouse w/ Star Anna
9/30 – Yakima, WA – The Seasons w/ Star Anna
10/2 – Brooklyn, NY – Grand Victory **with very special guests
10/3 – Brooklyn, NY – the Wick w/ GIRAFFES
10/5 – New York, NY – Hi Fi
10/7 – Ellensburg, WA – Old Skool w/ Star Anna
10/8 – Spokane, WA – Jones Radiator w/ Star Anna
10/9 – Portland, OR – Fluff ‘n’ Gravy w/ Star Anna
10/10 – Salem, OR – Level B Theatre w/ Andy Andrist & Eric Alexander Moore

Find up-to-date tour information here: http://www.mishkashubaly.com/events/

COMMEMORATIVE ROCK POSTER COMMISSIONED FOR HALL AND OATES SHOW!

Bonnie MacLean

Original Fillmore Auditorium poster artist Bonnie MacLean, shown here in her suburban Philadelphia home studio with a first-run poster she created in the ‘60s for a concert with Vanilla Fudge and Blue Cheer, has been commissioned by Live Nation to create an exclusive souvenir poster featuring Hall & Oates to commemorate their Opening Night performance Oct. 1

Keepsake 1960s Inspired Poster Art Created by Philadelphia’s Bonnie MacLean,

PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 2, 2015) — The spectacular Philadelphia Fillmore, hailed as the “best live rock music venue in the United States,” has formed a uniquely special bond to the iconic legacy of the original Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco after discovering an extraordinary link to the past in its own back yard. And the results will be unveiled on opening night as a treasured keepsake for everyone in attendance.

To commemorate the sold-out Grand Opening concert Oct. 1 starring Hall & Oates, Live Nation has commissioned 1960s Fillmore poster artist Bonnie MacLean, a Philadelphia native and the onetime wife of legendary concert impresario and Fillmore Auditorium founder Bill Graham, to design a distinctive souvenir poster which will be handed out free to ticket-holders that evening.

“We are thrilled and privileged that Bonnie has come on board to exclusively lend her singular authenticity to the Fillmore Philadelphia,” said Michael Grozier, Sr. Vice President, House of Blues Entertainment. “We’ve gone to tremendous lengths to write a new chapter to Philadelphia’s proud musical heritage by honoring the legendary traditions of Fillmore music halls around the country, and we can’t wait to see what she creates not only for us, but also for the 2,500 patrons who will pack the house on Opening Night.”

MacLean was among the driving forces behind the rise of the San Francisco rock music scene of the late '60s, with the success of the Fillmore Auditorium due in no small part to her groundbreaking posters promoting the venue's concert attractions. She moved back to the East Coast in 1972 and settled in rural Bucks County, PA, where she has been living ever since, painting nudes, landscapes and still lives in her converted barn studio. She remains best-known for her series of historical hand-drawn rock posters, among the most sought-after collectible poster art in rock. Some of MacLean’s posters sell today for as much as $10,000.

Photo credit: Randex Communications

“I’m quite pleased to be recognized by Live Nation as the person I was 50 years ago,” said MacLean. “The Fillmore Philadelphia will spread the joy of what used to be the most wonderful music venue around. Philadelphia, being a musical city, will enjoy it and appreciate it.”

The Fillmore Auditorium, which first opened in San Francisco in1965, is one of this country’s landmark performing stages. That Fillmore was the focal point of the psychedelic music scene during the 1960s and ‘70s, helping to launch the careers of iconic rock acts such as the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Santana, The Doors, The Allman Brothers Band, and many, many others which helped it grow into the legend it is today.

MacLean, already married to Graham at the time, helped her then-husband launch the Fillmore Auditorium by joining the staff to collect tickets, pass out handbills, and count receipts. Her initial contribution as an artist was simply drawling lists of band lineups on the coming attractions board at the top of the stairs, before she eventually stepped in to create more than 30 posters for shows featuring the likes of the Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, Cream, the Yardbirds, and numerous others.

The opening of The Philly Fillmore marks the seventh Fillmore now open in the U.S., and the latest addition to a legendary group of music venues that traces its lineage to rock history’s golden era. The newest Fillmore is a major component in the continued revitalization of iconic Fishtown and is rising at one of the city’s historic addresses, the legendary Ajax Metal Factory.

The building, at the intersection of Frankford Avenue and Richmond Street, is being transformed from a pounding WWI munitions machine constructed over 100 years ago into a beautiful, pounding music machine of a different sort, 2015 style, with a distinct Philly flair.

More on the Philadelphia Fillmore at www.thefillmorephilly.com.

9.01.2015

MICHIGAN THEATER PRESENTS: SPIELBERG FILM SERIES MAN AND MONSTERS!


The Michigan Theater is proud to present a three-month film series entitled Steven Spielberg: Man and Monsters, starting September 14 running through November 28. The retrospective features 18 films that reflect the master storyteller’s exploration of humanity contending with the monster within and the monsters of the unknown.


Spielberg remains one of the most prolific and admired filmmakers of contemporary cinema, whose rich filmography spans a portfolio of iconic dramatic pieces, rousing adventures, suspense thrillers and family-friendly comedies.

The series focuses on Spielberg’s poignant studies of human character such as his acclaimed adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel “The Color Purple,” classic creatures like the lovable protagonist of “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” or Feivel of “An American Tail,” and iconic monsters such as the frightening dagger-toothed antagonist of “Jaws.”


The series is generously sponsored by Ann Arbor’s Money Source Financial Services. Regular ticket prices apply and tickets can be purchased online at michtheater.org or at the box office.

· Monday, September 14 at 7:00 pm - Duel (1971)

· Monday, September 21 at 7:00 pm - The Sugarland Express (1974)

· Sunday, September 27 at 1:30 pm at the State Theatre – An American Tail (1986)

Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series (kids under 12 are admitted for free

· Monday, September 28 at 7:00 pm - Jaws (1975)

· Monday, October 5 at 7:00 pm - Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

· Monday, October 12 at 7:00 pm - A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

· Saturday, October 17 1:30 pm - E.T. The Extra- Terrestrial (1982)

 Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series -kids under 12 are admitted for free

· Monday, October 19 at 7:00 pm - War of the Worlds (2005)

· Monday, October 26 at 7:00 pm - Amistad (1997)

· Monday, November 2 at 7:00 pm - Lincoln (2012)

· Saturday, November 7 at 11:00 pm Late Night at the State Theatre - Jurassic Park (1993)


· Monday, November 9 at 7:00 pm - The Color Purple (1985)

· Wednesday, November 11 at 7:00 pm - Saving Private Ryan (1998) *Free Admission for Veterans

· Saturday, November 14 at 1:30 pm - The Adventures of TinTin in 3D (2011)

 Part of the Toyota Family-Friendly Film Series -kids under 12 are admitted for free

· Monday, November 16 at 7:00 pm - Empire of the Sun (1987)

· Monday, November 23 at 7:00 pm - Munich (2005)

· Saturday, November 28 at 11:00 pm Late Night Double Feature at the State Theatre - Raiders of the Lost Ark( 1981) and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

HELPING OUR VETERANS! DETROIT ROCKIN HOT FEST SEPT 19


Detroit Rockin’ Hot Fest

Mt. Clemens, MI, :  Coming soon to Gibraltar Trade Center Outdoor Pavilion Michigan Event Services of Rochester, MI will be putting on an all-day event that will honor veterans. This event is more than a day of music.

We will have veteran resources (including representatives from Ann Arbor VA Hospital) and employers looking to hire veterans and/or family members.

This will coincide with music from Metro Detroit’s best musicians who have a passion for veterans and those who served our country. The bands playing include: Dismantle, Ominous Presence, Shockwave, Eyes on Damascus, Outer Drive, Sail, Benny Edwards and SourMash.

During the day there will be fun activities for all ages. Kids will have a coloring area where they can color patriotic flags and other drawings, a free photo booth by Red White and Booth a local veteran owned business that is also helping veterans become business owners by partnering with them and teaching them the business of photo booths (www.RedWhiteandBooth.com), local vendors will be on site for shopping and food will also be available.

http://www.detroitrockinhotfest.com/tickets.html

This event will also be for raising money for the local non-profit (501c3) The VET Program/Suits for Soldiers. We will be giving a portion of the proceeds to this organization. There will be 50/50 during event to raise additional donations for the organization.

We still have spots for additional resources for veterans, employers, local vendors and food truck and/or vendors. You can visit www.DetroitRockinHotFest.com and fill out application to participate.


Free under 10, $6 10 - 18, $10 adult and $8 veterans – FREE ENTRY for veterans with resume seeking jobs from 10am to 4pm.

Tickets will also be available at the door, but prices will be higher. (There is a $2 fee for parking per car)



8.31.2015

NIGHT STALKER CAPTURED BY NEIGHBORHOOD MOB AUG 31 1985


Richard Ramirez, the notorious “Night Stalker,” is captured and nearly killed by a mob in East Los Angeles, California, after being recognized from a photograph shown both on television and in newspapers. Recently identified as the serial killer, Ramirez was pulled from the enraged mob by police officers.


During the summer of 1985, the city of Los Angeles was panic-stricken by a killer who crept into his victims’ homes at night. The Night Stalker, as the press dubbed the murderer, first turned his attention on the men in the house, usually shot any men in the house with a .22 caliber handgun before raping, stabbing, and mutilating his female victims. He cut out one of his victim’s eyes, and sometimes carved satanic pentagrams on the bodies before he left.



By August, the Night Stalker has murdered at least a dozen people, and law enforcement officials were desperate to stop him. One witness, who managed to note the license plate of the car in which Ramirez fled, led police to a single, partial fingerprint left in the vehicle.

SHERLOCK: THE REICHENBACH FALL STREAMING NOW

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/watch-online/full-episodes/sherlock-season-2-reichenbach-fall/

How did he do it? See the Sherlock episode that shocked fans everywhere. Stream The Reichenbach Fall online through Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 11:59pm ET.

*NEW BOOK* SHUNNED: OUTCASTS IN THE LAND


Over the past two decades, the use of anti-depressants in the United States has skyrocketed. One in ten Americans are now on various forms of anti-depressant medication; among women in their 40s and 50s, the figure is one in four and growing. Experts have offered numerous reasons, with depression the most common, and economic struggles only adding to stress and anxiety. But do we truly need all of these prescriptions or is over-diagnosis a real danger in our culture?

In Shunned: Outcasts in the Land, author Cynthia Hearne Darling takes a closer look at the anti-depressant industry and the dangers of an over-medicated society. Exploring what today's politically correct society deems worthy of 'shunning,' Darling takes mystery, murder and one of the most charged topics in medicine to weave a fast-paced thriller that resonates with readers on the deepest levels.



In this nail-biting, stark look at society's dependency on pharmaceuticals, Darling addresses:

What we really know about the anti-depressant industry and how it will affect society in the long-run

What today's society deems worthy of 'shunning,' what shunning entails and how it impacts the lives of the main characters

The existence of the fight of good versus evil and how it is fought in everyday life
How being 'different' in modern society can both isolate and band groups of people together

CARMINE APPICE AND DEAN PARRISH: NORTHERN SOUL I'M ON MY WAY


Drum Icon Carmine Appice and 60's Hitmaker Dean Parrish To Release New Digital Only EP “Northern Soul - I'm On My Way”

Los Angeles - Legendary drummer Carmine Appice and New York 60's hitmaker, vocalist Dean Parrish have reunited after 50 years to record a new 7 song EP of 60's soul music, commonly known as Northern Soul music. Aptly titled “Northern Soul - I'm On My Way”, the EP will be released on iTunes in August 2015. The duo first met when in the early 60's they played opposite of Jimi Hendrix, known at the time as Jimmy James.

The band, called The BEEETS, played Stax, Motown and Altantic 60's soul. Carmine eventually went on to have major success with the likes of the Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck, Bogert & Appice, Rod Stewart and countless other artists, while Dean pursued a solo career and had a number of hits in the UK and US. He did several Murry The K tours and performed on the Dick Clark show and other well know TV programs at the time such as Zachary Channel 11 NYC, and the Clay Cole show. Dean has performed on the same bill as Mitch Ryder, The Capitals and Lou Christie.

He has recorded and toured with the likes of Jorge Santana, Paul Weller, Lord Large and the legendary Bob Marley. Dean even recorded 2 Jams with Jimi Hendrix & Eddie Kramer at Juggy Murray's studio NYC 1969 with the band the Rosicrucians aka Steeplechase. In the 2000's Dean was featured in a wedding scene as the Mcee on the hit show the Sopranos.

Says Carmine, “While Dean was doing those Murry the K shows and having hit singles. I was having my career with Vanilla Fudge having hit albums at around the same time....There was always a connection with me and Dean. I hooked him up with my Vanilla Fudge manager Phil Basile, and in turn Phil got two album deals for Dean with band members who were also friends of mine and dean's from 60s....it was after that that Dean cut 'I'm On My Way', which became a big hit ...but over the years me and Dean stayed in contact.”

Then in the early 2000s, Carmine and Dean reconnected again through a mutual friend Randy Pratt, harpist for Cactus and bassist for The Lizards (who have a new CD released) and Rickity. The duo began writing and recording at Randy's studio in New York, which was the start of the “Northern Soul” release. Carmine and Dean had songs they wrote and recorded in the 60's and rehashed them into what's being released today....so this EP was destined to be finished.

It features re-recorded versions of the big hit “I'm On My Way”, a karaoke version, a classic mix of the song as it was in 1970's, and a modern version along with new RnB classics such as “Love's Whatcha Cooking Babe”, “Fever” and “Lonely”, all really cool old school RnB, with an old school vibe but recorded with today's sonic sound.

Says Dean, “Singing and playing guitar on this EP with Carmine was a labor of love, a feeling of togetherness that just comes with Northern Soul Music. This movement is still is very much alive today more than ever with a passion a kind of music that takes hold of you.”

Says Carmine, “Some of my favorite music was the 60's RnB and the songs on this EP with Dean singing are exactly that, 60's RNB or today known as Northern Soul. Back in the early 1960's before Vanilla Fudge, I played with Dean in a 7 piece RnB group. Dean was always great at singing this music and I and glad to being playing that music with Dean again. I enjoyed putting this music together with him!”

To purchase Carmine Appice & Dean Parrish - “Northern Soul - I'm On My Way”:
http://flyt.it/DeanParrishCarmineAppice
http://flyt.it/DeanParrishCarmineAppiceAmazon

The EP is available on iTunes and from all online Digital outlets
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