8.12.2017

STICK MEN PERFORMING AT CALLAHAN'S SEPT 3 2017


Stick Men featuring King Crimson members Tony Levin & Pat Mastelotto will be performing at Callahan's in Auburn Hills, MI on Sept. 3, 2017.

Stick Men is a progressive rock band created by musicians with extensive experience playing together. Pat Mastelotto and Tony Levin are the rhythm section of the legendary band King Crimson.

Mastelotto is in demand all over the world as the premier drummer for progressive rock. Levin plays in Crimson, with Peter Gabriel, and has recorded with John Lennon, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and others. MarkusReuter  is a renowned composer/guitarist who designed and plays his own unique touch style guitar.


Stick Men Feat. King Crimson Members To Tour US & Canada In Support of “Prog Noir” Studio Album & Forthcoming Double Live Album “Roppongi - Live in Tokyo 2017, Featuring Mel Collins”

In support of their their critically acclaimed studio album “Prog Noir” and forthcoming digital only live album “Roppongi - Live in Tokyo 2017, Featuring Mel Collins,” Stick Men, featuring Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson and Markus Reuter, will tour North America starting in August.

Says Tony, “Stick Men are happy to continue their 'Prog Noir' tour with U.S. and Canada dates in August and September. And the band has a new release, “Rapongi - Live in Tokyo 2017,” accompanied by the great King Crimson sax & flutist Mel Collins. The unique sounding band is at the peak of their abilities, helping define progressive rock.” Pat adds, “Here we come! It's the back in the van tour as our Stick Men power trio heads up the East Coast all the way into Canada and then back to touch the northern Midwest.”

To purchase Stick Men's new live “double” download album “Roppongi - Live in Tokyo 2017, Featuring Mel Collins”:

http://www.iapetus-media.com/s tick-men-roppongi (European store)
https://stickmen-moonjune.band camp.com/music (USA store)

SEVEN OF PENTACLES: TIME AND REWARD


The Seven of Pentacles shows that you have a strong desire to invest in those things that will provide long-term benefit. You understand the value of putting in time and energy now for longer-term rewards, and you are not necessarily looking for ‘quick wins’ as such.

You also want to make sure that you are focusing your attention on the right areas that will give you the biggest ‘bang for your buck’, instead of wasting time on areas that will not deliver any value. You have a long-term view and you are focused on sustainability of results.

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SUE THE T REX WAS FOUND AUG 12 1990


On this day in 1990, fossil hunter Susan Hendrickson discovers three huge bones jutting out of a cliff near Faith, South Dakota. They turn out to be part of the largest-ever Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered, a 65 million-year-old specimen dubbed Sue, after its discoverer.



Interesting and/or little-known facts about Sue, the world's largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered. She has been on display since 2000 in Chicago's Field Museum, since 1893 the city's showcase and storehouse of mummies and other anthropological souvenirs, plus fossils and preserved plants and animals. The museum, with support from academic, business and philanthropic institutions, purchased the bones at auction in 1997.

ROBERT CONRAD ENTERS THE WILD, WILD WEST WORLD OF PODCASTING


LOS ANGELES, CA – August 10, 2017: Award-winning actor Robert Conrad is launching a podcast on CRN Digital Talk Radio’s new CRN PodPlus channel, the national radio network announced today.

Podcast episodes will feature Conrad interviewing an array of his Hollywood friends and other celebrities.

In addition to his podcasting duties, the former “Baa Baa Black Sheep” star hosts “The Lounge with Robert Conrad” on CRN Digital Talk Radio’s CRN 1 channel every Thursday at 6 p.m. Eastern / 3 p.m. Pacific.

“The world of podcasting is sort of the wild, wild west. It’s fitting that the man who played Jim West has his own podcast,” said CRN Digital Talk Radio’s President and CEO, Michael J. Horn, referencing Conrad’s role and hit 1960s television series “The Wild Wild West.”


“Bob is naturally entertaining and a great interviewer. Hollywood enthusiasts will love his conversations with their favorite stars,” Horn added.

Robert Conrad has acted in dozens of movies and hundreds of television episodes. He is best known as the star of “The Wild, Wild West," “Baa Baa Black Sheep,” and "Hawaiian Eye." He has won a People’s Choice Award (Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program) and been nominated for a Golden Globe.

Check show availability or listen online at CRNTalk.com.

8.10.2017

PROPER WAY TO WRITE COURSE WORK FOR STUDENTS


Writing thesis is a mandatory task that probably any person faces. If you deal with it rightfully, the mark will be high and satisfactory. When a student meets the challenge, one doesn’t know how to start. By and large, it is not fatal but usually painful.

Correctly organized course paper is a guarantee of success. When you are familiar with the procedure and topic, all things go along. The ability to organize yourself is not an easy thing. How to fight with your own laziness and write a course work on time?
What have I faced?

The most difficult task for me as for student is to start. I have to spend lots of hours motivating myself before writing a page. Sounds familiar, isn’t it? If you are not productive, the work will never be done on time. Afterward, you never meet the deadline and try to solve the issue at the last night.

Any project demands self-organization and patience. However, appreciation of the topic is not an exception. When you don’t understand what it is, a miracle will not happen. The potential obstacle for writing is incomprehension.
Referring to my previous experience, the lack of motivation is the biggest problem. How not to put off to tomorrow?


What is the solution to all challenges?

⦁ Read the guidance on course work writing. These gold mines of tips and hints are able to simplify the procedure. When you are aware of the principal points, there are no difficulties to deal with. By and large, assess information critically and highlight the significant one.

⦁ Organize your personal space. When everything is clean and in the correct place, your brain works better. Don’t be lazy and clean up the mess. This is the best gift you can give to yourself. Ventilate the space and let the fresh air to come in. Your thoughts will be balanced and clear.

⦁ Check out the most popular topics and select the most suitable one. The bad theme is the stumbling block on your course paper. When you have no idea what about the thesis is, you will not be satisfied with the results. If you don’t know which one to choose, consult with your teacher or professor.

⦁ Use the carrot. The majority of students cannot motivate themselves on writing. To do this, find out what encourages you the most. Sweets, games or little journey perfectly suit the purpose. For instance, when you’ll do a certain number of pages, use the carrot. Throw a party for one person with a table of sweets. Don’t be greedy with your praise.

⦁ Divide the course paper size into parts. After the period of laziness, there is the night of hard work. You are jacked up on juice, and the procedure can be disgusting. The amount of work which can be done in two weeks should be solved at one night. You should divide the paper into several parts and deal with it gradually.

⦁ Keep an eye on the atmosphere. Select a quiet and illuminated place. This will not hurt your eyesight and ruin health. The room should be comfortable for you. If conditions are not convenient, it will be harder to concentrate.


Parting words

With this guidance, you will simplify the procedure of writing a course paper. If you follow this one, it is easier to organize the space and to do the job. Scribe notes and a previous version of a thesis. This step is responsible for the successful result.

You should not be afraid to make mistakes. If you pretend to be perfect, you will never achieve the desired peaks. All of the powerful players have mistaken more than once. However, if you have no desire to write, there is always a hint. Order a paper on PapersOwl.

8.09.2017

GLEN CAMPBELL DIED YESTERDAY


Glen Campbell finally succumbed to Alzheimer's disease yesterday. It was announced about 17 hours ago. Poor Glen, his last years were a tragic struggle for dignity, but now he is free.

John Wayne Kim Darby and Glen in True Grit

Glen was one of my very very favorite performers throughout my entire life. I loved his TV show when I was a kid and of course he was so good in the John Wayne movie TRUE GRIT. The theme song from TG is still so beautiful..


A rep for Universal Music Group, Campbell's record label, confirmed the singer's death to Rolling Stone. During a career that spanned six decades, Campbell sold over 45 million records. In 1968, one of his biggest years, he outsold the Beatles.


Glen had so many gorgeous songs...Witchita Lineman stands tall to this day.. As will Glen Campbell's talent and legend. He was loved by his peers, friends, family and his legions of fans around the globe. RIP

GAME OF THRONES BINGO!


GoT, the ultimate in boxset viewing recently came back on our screens. If like me you tend to need a brief catch up before watching a new series then you will love these bingo cards created by Bingo.paddypower.com. Using the cards you can re-watch all the old episodes and enjoy some of your favourite scenes and plot lines. The cards can be used for all 7 seasons, meaning you can play again and again!

8.07.2017

THE OFFICIAL STAGE PLAY BIO OF TINA TURNER COMING SOON!


COMING SOON

The official stage musical of music legend Tina Turner is now in development.

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According to reports, Tina Turner herself was in London last week to attend a private workshop with an initial cast of 14. They will work from an initial draft of a book by Olivier Award winning playwright Katori Hall (The Mountaintop) in collaboration with director Phyllida Lloyd (Donmar's Shakespeare Trilogy, Mamma Mia!).

The forthcoming TINA TURNER musical is said to be a musical biography, chronicling her journey from rags to riches, to rags again, and ultimately to icon status. From growing up in the small town of Nutbush, to her stormy marrage to fellow musician Ike Turner, Tina Turner escaped his abuse before recording the brilliant comeback album Private Dancer in 1985 which propelled her to mega stardom.



Some of Tina Turner's greatest hits include "Fool In Love", "Proud Mary", "Nutbush City Limits", "What’s Love Got To Do With It", "I Don’t Wanna Fight" and "Simply The Best".

GAME OF THRONES SEASON 7 EPISODE 4 WAS FANTASTIC!


Hack or no hack, last night's Game of Thrones episode was the most exciting one so far in my opinion...The battle is ON! No spoilers here, but if you dare... take a look at Inside the Episode...

PURPLE HEART DAY 2017


PURPLE HEART DAY

Today we honor the United States military members who received the Purple Heart after being wounded or killed in service to our country. #PurpleHeartDay
During the American Revolutionary War, the Badge for Military Merit decorated six known soldiers.



Purple Heart Day on August 7 commemorates the creation of the oldest American military decoration for military merit, the Purple Heart and honors the men and women who are of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

8.05.2017

FULL AUGUST STURGEON MOON 8-7-17


Some Native American tribes called the August Moon the “Sturgeon Moon” because they knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this Full Moon. They also called August’s Moon the “Full Green Corn Moon.”

Different tribes had different Moon name preferences. Other examples for August are: “Wheat Cut Moon” (San Ildefonso, and San Juan), “Moon When All Things Ripen” (Dakotah Sioux), and ”Blueberry Moon” (Ojibwe). Read More


The exact time of the next full moon is:
Monday * 7th August 2017 * 02:10:37 pm (EDT)
Moon sign: Aquarius 15° 25’

Here you find this time converted into different timezones for other cities:
WELLINGTON = Tuesday * 8th August 2017 * 06:10:37 am (NZST)
SYDNEY = Tuesday * 8th August 2017 * 04:10:37 am (AEST)
TOKYO = Tuesday * 8th August 2017 * 03:10:37 am (JST)
BEIJING = Tuesday * 8th August 2017 * 02:10:37 am (CST)
BANGKOK = Tuesday * 8th August 2017 * 01:10:37 am (ICT)
DELHI = Monday * 7th August 2017 * 11:40:37 pm (IST)
DUBAI = Monday * 7th August 2017 * 10:10:37 pm (GST)
MOSCOW = Monday * 7th August 2017 * 09:10:37 pm (MSK)
BERLIN = Monday * 7th August 2017 * 08:10:37 pm (CEST)
LAGOS = Monday * 7th August 2017 * 07:10:37 pm (WAT)
LONDON = Monday * 7th August 2017 * 07:10:37 pm (BST)
RIO = Monday * 7th August 2017 * 03:10:37 pm (BRT)
SANTIAGO = Monday * 7th August 2017 * 02:10:37 pm (CLT)
NEW YORK = Monday * 7th August 2017 * 02:10:37 pm (EDT)
MEXICO CITY = Monday * 7th August 2017 * 01:10:37 pm (CDT)
CALGARY = Monday * 7th August 2017 * 12:10:37 pm (MDT)
LOS ANGELES = Monday * 7th August 2017 * 11:10:37 am (PDT)
ANCHORAGE = Monday * 7th August 2017 * 10:10:37 am (AKDT)
HONOLULU = Monday * 7th August 2017 * 08:10:37 am (HAST)

8.04.2017

RINGO: NEW RELEASE GIVE MORE LOVE 9-15-17


Give More Love, is Ringo's 19th Studio album. Recorded at his home studio in Los Angeles, Give More Love has 10 brand new tracks and 4 bonus tracks featuring collaborations with friends: Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Dave Stewart, Peter Frampton and many more...


Ringo celebrated his birthday July 7 at Capitol Records with a special salute to "Peace & Love" with family, friends and fans. The same day, Ringo also revealed details of his 19th solo album, Give More Love, which will be released by UMe on digital and CD formats on September 15, 2017, with vinyl to follow on September 22, 2017.



Recorded at Ringo’s home studio in Los Angeles, Give More Love has 10 new tracks featuring collaborations with friends including: We’re on the Road Again featuring Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Steve Lukather; Laughable co-written and performed with Peter Frampton as well as Benmont Tench, Timothy B. Schmit, Richard Page and Amy Keys; Show Me the Way co-written and performed with Steve Lukather and with Paul McCartney; Speed of Sound co-written with Richard Marx and featuring Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton and Nathan East; Standing Still co-written with Gary Burr; King of the Kingdom including performances by Dave Stewart and Edgar Winter; Electricity co-written with Glen Ballard and featuring Joe Walsh and Don Was; So Wrong For So Long co-written and performed with Dave Stewart; Shake It Up co-written and performed with Gary Nicholson and including Don Was and Edgar Winter; and Give More Love co-written with Gary Nicholson including Timothy B. Schmit and All Starrs Richard Page and Gregg Bissonette.

LOUIS ARMSTRONG’S THE COMPLETE DECCA SINGLES 1935-1946



LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 4, 2017 – In celebration of the late, great Louis Armstrong’s 116th birthday today, Verve Records/UMe have released the digital collection, The Complete Decca Singles 1935-1946.

Bringing together every single and B-side Pops released during his first decade on Decca Records. Totaling 136 tracks – with many available digitally for the first time – the comprehensive collection is now on all digital retailers and streaming services just as the annual music extravaganza Satchmo SummerFest gets underway in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter for three days and nights of contemporary and traditional jazz in honor of the legendary trumpet player and singer.

The Complete Decca Singles 1935-1946 is available here:


A prequel to The Complete Decca Singles 1949-1958 issued at the end of 2016, the new collection is comprised of six digital volumes with the tracks (A-side/B-side) in chronological order by original release date. Representing an overview of Armstrong’s highly prolific period recording for Decca Records, The Complete Decca Singles illuminates a time when Satchmo was developing a clear vocal and scatting style and and his trumpet playing was second to none.
Of note, three-quarters of this collection has been properly pitch-corrected for the first time ever, a cause for joy for practicing trumpet players (and singers) all over the world.


Upon signing to the recently formed U.S. Decca label in 1935, Armstrong quickly scored a hit with “I’m in the Mood for Love” and it’s that song that appropriately begins the sprawling set. Many of his other hits are represented throughout including, “When The Saints Go Marching In,” “Public Melody Number One,” “Swing That Music,” and “Struttin’ With Some Barbecue,” as well as several notable collaborations like Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald’s first-ever duets, “You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)” and “The Frim Fram Sauce,” and his duet with Bing Crosby, “Pennies From Heaven,” the title track of the 1936 film they starred in together.



During this fertile decade, Armstrong recorded in a wide variety of settings, including big bands, small ensembles and pairings with the likes of Jimmy Dorsey and the Mills Brothers, and the material here encapsulates this creative wanderlust and evolution. The songs range from early jazz, big band swing, ragtime and Dixieland, to the novelty Polynesian sounds of the day and even spoken word. Regardless of genre, it’s Armstrong’s remarkable trumpet playing and trademark gravelly tenor that are always front and center, making these songs unmistakably the work of the one and only, Louis Armstrong.



Louis Armstrong - The Complete Decca Singles 1935-1946

Tracklisting

NARCOS: SEASON 3 PREMIERES ON NETFLIX SEPTEMBER 1

Pedro Pascal aka Javier Peña   Kenneth Nguyen Photography

I just loved Narcos season 1 and 2 insanely! Here is a bit of information for the Narcos fans out there!

What will Narcos look like in a post-Pablo Escobar world? Fans will find out when the Netflix drama returns on Friday, Sept. 1.


In Season 3, DEA agent Javier Peña (Pedro Pascal) turns his attention to the Cali Cartel. “Led by four powerful godfathers, this cartel operates much differently than Escobar’s, preferring to bribe government officials and keep its violent actions out of the headlines,” the official logline reads.

Halt and Catch Fire‘s Kerry Bishé joins the cast for Season 3 as Christina Jurado, wife to cartel money launderer Franklin Jurado (played by Sense8‘s Miguel Angel Silvestre).


THE STAR: HEALING HOPE RENEWAL


The Star is one of the most positive cards of the Tarot. It represents a great sign of hope, and lets you know that everything you have gone through to this point, you've gone through for a reason. You're on the right path now, and romantic happiness will soon be yours. You can count on your inner strength to guide you even when you feel as though you've lost your direction.

7.25.2017

ELEVATE NIGHTLIFE IN MICHIGAN WITH TRANSPORTATION


Michigan is home to a few different popular nightlife scenes, and two of the most notable are in Grand Rapids and Detroit. While Detroit is more internationally known, it's no secret around here that Grand Rapids has an exciting nightlife scene. If you've been lucky enough to party in both destinations, you know exactly what we're talking about when we say that these spots are electric destinations all throughout the week. We think it's important to set aside the time to enjoy a night out with friends. There's no better way to get acquainted with any city, regardless of what side of the Mitten you find yourself in.

Enjoying nightlife doesn't always have to consist of jumping from one bar to the next, although there's nothing wrong with that scenario if you're looking for fun. There are other options outside of the norm that will result in just as much fun! Consider checking out a paint and wine destination like Brush Studio or Painting with a Twist in Grand Rapids. This is the perfect way to flex your creativity while enjoying the company of friends and alcohol. If you're looking to party in the Motor City, be sure to check out local event schedules on social media like Facebook. There are constantly innovative and captivating events happening each night in the city at art galleries, parks, and rooftop destinations.


The best way to tie a nightlife trip together is to introduce professional transportation to the mix. Booking with Michigan Limo Service is the top way to ensure there's no search for a designated driver after enjoying drinks through the night. Not only is it the safest option, but it also works out to be an affordable one when it's split between the group in attendance. Not to mention, the drivers of these vehicles are extremely familiar with the city and are happy to offer suggestions if you're looking for them on the road.

The features on board a party bus are perfect for bringing the celebration on board! There are tinted windows for privacy, color changing lights, auxiliary capable audio systems, contemporary interiors, television screens, cup holders, and counter tops for convenience. Safety and fun are the top concerns when anybody is out enjoying drinks with their friends. With a limo or party bus along for the ride, it is easy to make sure all of these bases are covered.

7.20.2017

5 THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T DO WHEN WRITING A BOOK


There are a lot of tips and advice for young authors on how should they write their book, but people don’t find relevant to overlay things you shouldn’t do while writing a book. On the contrary, we understand that there are moments to be avoided in composing your novel or story if you’d wish to turn it in a real banger. Here are some steps you shouldn’t take while writing a book for the first time.

1. Copy someone else’s style

The problem of creating your own writing style hits many writers at the beginning of their career. Being literature lovers, the beginners tend to copy the storytelling style of famous authors. They often use Joyce’s stream of consciousness, Camus’ existentialism or Faulkner’s expressiveness. Of course, it isn’t forbidden to apply those familiar storytelling manners in your works, but you have not to forget to keep your style original. To develop your personal storytelling mode, you have to write a lot, to find an own way of presenting thoughts and feelings. Find out what inspires you the most and try to describe your feelings honestly. Avoid using pompous and complicated phrases. Exercising in the depiction of your story using simple sentences will help grasp reader’s attention and catch the plot.

2. Get hung up on details

Concentration and attention to details can be good. But, sometimes many young authors get stuck in the middle of the story trying to find ideas. Thinking over the best possible continuation of events you’re wasting your time. Instead of hanging up on the deadlock, try to work with the plot. Develop following events in your story, and reconsidering the plot, the idea you’ve been looking for will come to you eventually. Though, if you faced with a standstill and your fantasy has no desire to assist you in storytelling anymore, you can ask for ‘writing salvation’ at Edu Birdie Authors with years of experience can pull you out from the point of struggle.


3. Use prosaic language

Ernst Hemingway already determined one of the best rules to writing a book. He said: “write hard and clear about hurts’’. Even now, this quotation isn’t losing its genuineness and help young souls to describe their emotions on paper.

If you want a book to bring you success and recognition, write honest and transparent. Avoid prosaic and hackneyed phrases. They diminish the value of crucial things in your novel. Don’t be shy about your feelings: let them surprise and touch reader’s mind. People value honesty and simplicity and when opening your heart to the readers, you will absolutely find your audience.

4. Keep it to yourself only

Many writers are making this huge mistake. They don’t share their stories with friends and family. Constructive critique is useful for your story. Ask your relatives or close friends to look through your novel. Maybe give them some chapters to read. They can have a different view of some things, and it will help you to see drawbacks, you didn’t notice earlier. Maybe, their fresh opinions can push you to find the words to avoid in writing a book or suggestions of new ideas for the plot.

5. Give up

Composing a book isn’t an easy task. It requires a lot of your time and imagination. Sometimes you lose, other times you win, that’s what life is about. Even if everything goes wrong, find the inner strength to continue your path in storytelling and don’t give up. In fact, a lot of famous authors weren’t that successful at the start of their career, but they tried hard and became acknowledged crafting masters. Remember that bad times are temporal and good will sure to come if you keep on trying and working hard.

Whether you are still wondering how to start writing a book, it’s not a big deal to find advice and inspiration on the Internet. Watch films, reread your favorite novel or chat with a friend. You can come up with the idea any time and be ready to start writing process. Your patience and hard will totally be rewarded, so don’t feel sorry for yourself if something didn’t go the way you’ve expected. Read, practice and try again!

7.19.2017

KING CRIMSON ON 2017 TOUR THIS FALL!!

(photo by Spike Mafford)

Now in their 48th year, King Crimson will be returning to America in the Fall of 2017! The new dates see the group performing in some states and cities that have not been visited in a while. Atlanta, Georgia, for example, last had live Crimson music in 2001, while Texas has experienced something of an epic Crimson drought since 1974, not counting ProjeKct Three's week-long residency in the Lone Star state during March 1999.

Tour dates:
19 Oct Bass Concert Hall, Austin, TX 
21 Oct Music Hall, Dallas, TX 
23 Oct Center Stage, Atlanta, GA 
24 Oct Center Stage, Atlanta, GA 
26 Oct Duke Energy Centre for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC 
28 Oct Lisner Auditorium, Washington D.C. 
29 Oct Lisner Auditorium, Washington D.C. 
31 Oct New Jersey Performing Arts Centre, Newark, NJ 
02 Nov Merriam Theatre, Philadelphia, PA 
03 Nov Merriam Theatre, Philadelphia. PA 
06 Nov Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA 
08 Nov The Egg, Albany, NY 
09 Nov The Egg, Albany, NY 
11 Nov Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, PA 
17 Nov Beacon Theatre, New York, NY 
18 Nov Beacon Theatre, New York, NY 
22 Nov Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor, MI 
24 Nov Hard Rock Rocksino, Cleveland, OH 
26 Nov Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee, WI 

For more ticket information:

With three drummers up front including Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey, as well as the return of multi-instrumentalist Bill Reiflin on keyboards, guitarist, and original founding member, Robert Fripp, states that this “double quartet formation” is likely to make more noise than ever before. Rounding out the eight piece line up are guitarist and vocalist Jakko Jakszyk, long-time bassist Tony Levin, and saxophonist Mel Collins, who was a mainstay of Crim from 1970-1972.

As well as standard tickets, the band's label, DGM, also has announced sale of VIP Royal Packages, limited to just 60 per show. Details can be viewed at the label's interactive and recently redeveloped website, www.dgmlive.com.

Here's what the press have raved about King Crimson's summer 2017 North American tour:

“On our final evening at the festival, we were witness to the concert that inevitably proved to be its highlight...The blend of mood, melody, ambiance and atmosphere dazzled the audience, which responded with frequent standing ovations.” - Lee Zimmerman, Goldmine Magazine

“Complex musical structures, the power, the intensity and the flight of guitars, flutes and especially drums, the progressive rock of King Crimson unfolded like never...With a dense and complex performance that perfectly coincided with the title of the tour entitled Radical Action, King Crimson took over all the years of his long career, offered new material and transported the music lovers to their rich universe and especially without compromise.” - YVES LECLERC, Journal de Quebec

“Fripp and his band offered an impeccable performance in two stages. No melodies, no flapping, only musicians at the top of their art.” - IAN BUSSIÈRES La Presse, Quebec

“The band finally reaps all that it has sown in its many transformations...the company of the good old days got its money's worth! In short, the king is not dead, far from it, and they still rejoice.” - Réjean Beaucage, Voir.ca

There was an undeniable nostalgic thrill to these songs, but considering the unconventional setup and the band's longstanding aversion to living in the past, they weren't presented as museum pieces...this remained a celebration from a band that has found a way to honour the scope of its legacy without abandoning its avant-garde principles. Crimson has never sounded more complete, or more joyous, on stage than it does now.” - Jordan Zivitz, Montreal Gazette

“The eclectic setlist covered the bands forty plus years, beginning with 1973's 'Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One' earmarked by one of several Mel Collins' exemplary solos, then jumped a decade later for the fluid 'Neurotica' with Fripp’s hyper-kinetic guitar riffs perched alongside a dizzying high tempo jazz beat. The uniqueness of seeing each of these seasoned musicians working is near indescribable and has to be experienced live, to fully embrace their vision - think of eight master painters working in their own style, but on a common canvas, and you begin to get the idea of things.” - We Heart Music, Minneapolis

“As part of their 17-show 'Radical Action Tour 2017,' King Crimson made a stop at the Greek Theatre for what can only be succinctly described as nearly three hours of absolute musical bliss — subtle and pastoral on one hand, a cacophony of sonic thrusts on the other.” - Shawn Perry Vintage Rock

“While their strong EP of new originals 'Heroes,' (in tribute to David Bowie) has devoted fans pleased and open-eared, it's the rarities from the back catalog that haven’t been played in decades or ever that make this tour's lineup exceptionally strong. Astounding as it was, King Crimson still has the propensity to tackle songs from all over their vast catalog, while incessantly adding new intersections and elements.” - Dylan Muhlberg, Grateful Web


In other news:

The band has recently released “The Elements Of King Crimson 2017 Tour Box.” As with previous releases in the “Elements” series, the full variety of King Crimson's music is presented over 2 CDs! Featuring extracts from rehearsals, new live recordings, elements from studio recordings, full tracks, alternate takes and finished recordings from 1969-2016, many of which make their first appearance on CD.

Every line-up is featured across the double CD set. Of particular interest on the new set is the inclusion on disc 2 of every part of “Larks' Tongues in Aspic” (some studio, some live) from “Part I” to “Level 5” – interspersed with elements taken from the original studio sessions and rehearsals.
Packaged in a DVD-sized fold out digipak style book case with a 24 page booklet including sleeve notes by co-compiler Sid Smith, photos of memorabilia, full info about the 2016 tour and a number of band and individual photos of the current band line-up CLICK HERE

Also, coinciding with the first leg of the tour, King Crimson released a CD EP titled “Heroes - Live In Europe, 2016.” Recorded in Berlin during the band's 2016 European tour., the EP was released on June 2nd 2017 and, along with “The Elements Of King Crimson 2017 Tour Box,” can be ordered via the shops at www.dgmlive.com as well as available through traditional retail outlets. The US based Schizoid Shop has recently added a range of new shirts and other band-related merchandise, and offers weekly specials including offers to win free tour tees. www.schizoidshop.com.

For more information: www.dgmlive.com

5 GREAT BOOKS WHICH WILL INSPIRE YOUR OWN WRITING

5 Great Books Which Will Inspire Your Own Writing


Every one of us dreamed of creating something unique one day. It could have been a new technology, a new medicine, etc. However, most of us intended to build the whole world in its own Universe. Surely, the only way to do so was to create it either in your mind or writing about it down on paper.

Every child wished that necessity to put his thoughts on a paper, but when they grew up, all their inspiration has gone away. It`s great that in our times we have a lot of special companies which can provide us with any case study services or other tasks. Well, if you still want to write a novel or a book here are 5 great books, in which you can find inspiration for your own story.

Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling)

There is no a single child or an adult who still hasn’t heard of Harry Potter and his adventures. The boy who survived has made a huge influence on people these days. Moreover, many of them admit that the series about an unusual kid are incredibly inspirational as they bring you into the magical world where everything is possible (such place is everyone’s dream). Harry Potter stories are easy to read, and if you ask the author how to start writing a story like that, her answer is simple “One day when my train was delayed, I become bored and started dreaming. That was the exact moment when I made up the beginning of my story, and I wrote it down immediately. Later, I continued to write about it every single minute…” Thus, according to Rowling’s experience, you need to write down everything you are thinking about, because one day even a small story about a boy may become a world-known bestseller.


The Perks of Being a Wallflower (S. Chbosky)

At the first look, this is a simple novel about a regular high school student Charlie who wanted to be free. However, why it is called the modern “The Catcher in the Rye”? “The perks of being a wallflower” is a story that may happen to all of us. Everyone has to face tough school years, and Chbosky just tells one story about teenagers’ difficulties on paper. If you have ideas what to write about, recall your high school experience and share tips with everybody. “Don’t think about special literary style, just write about what you like”. Undoubtedly, your story will be unique and who knows, maybe one day critics will name your book a new “The perks of being a wallflower.”


1984 (G. Orwell)

Orwell’s prediction, which was supposed to be a warning, is now becoming a true reality. с. This book is a must for those, who is going to write with no censorship about faithful and disgusting reality about us. The modern world is not a piece of a pie and if you have something to say about – you are welcome. There is a huge variety of talented writers and books on the similar topic, though they are not alike at all. Thus, if you realize what critical thinking and critical writing are, take your chances and become Orwell of our days.


Master and Margarita (M. Bulgakov)

This book of a Russian novelist, considered to be the classic, is world famous and translated into all possible language. The unusual story of God and Devil, love and hate, art and sin. The story of Author, who is an unappreciated by society genius, is touchy and reflects the vulnerable nature of every artist. His search of happiness in life through his art is a warning for all beginner writers, as this will wait for them as well. This novel will not come in handy for those who are looking for ideas or perfect literary style, but for those who are not sure if he handles the heavy cross of being a writer.


The Fault in Our Stars (J. Green)

The title of this novel may be familiar to you as a few years ago the movie based on this book rocked every teenager in various countries. However, if you think about it deeper, you’ll see that it is not a simple love story. The small details are important here. First of all, this book is filled with a contemporary writing style which is easy to comprehend. Thus, if you have writing issues, read this novel and note how it is composed. Secondly, this novel is incredibly inspiring for those who are about to write such serious stories, though they are only popular with youngsters.

7.17.2017

WORLD'S LARGEST SEAMLESS SCOREBOARD FOR RED WINGS!


DETROIT - July 17, 2017 - Fans attending concerts, shows or sporting events at the new Little Caesars Arena will enjoy state-of-the art video displays designed, manufactured and installed by Daktronics, the world leader in audiovisual systems and implementation. The centerhung system at Little Caesars Arena, the future home of the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons and countless entertainment and community events, will be more than 5,100 square feet.

As the largest seamless centerhung system in the world, the new scoreboard will allow video programming to completely wrap around the system and create a 360-degree experience. A total of 45 LED displays featuring more than 13,500 square feet and more than 16.5 million LEDs will be installed in and around the new arena before it opens for events in September.

"Little Caesars Arena will give fans the best entertainment experience available, including this incredible scoreboard and display system from Daktronics," said Tom Wilson, president and CEO of Olympia Entertainment. "Today fans have very high expectations for the size and quality of displays and the information they provide.

This system will exceed fan expectations in the seats, in the concourse and in new spaces like the expansive Chevrolet Plaza. Fans seated in the ends of the arena will experience the same size display as those seated on Little Caesars Arena sidelines, an amenity that few other arenas offer today." FULL STORY

MORITZ 'ABOUT TIME TOO' OUT JULY/AUGUST


UK AOR/Classic Rock band, MORITZ, have announced the release of their long-awaited follow-up 'About Time Too' to the successful 'SOS' album. The album consists of 13 new songs, including two instrumental intros, due for release on 31 July 2017 via Shadows of a Dream and 25 August, 2017 via Cargo Records. A video teaser can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/-Fi35XWRxKE

The album was recorded over the last four years at a number of studios. It was produced by MORITZ and mixed and mastered by MORITZ bass/keyboard player Ian Edwards.

It is now 30 years since the band’s first release, the now highly collectable 12” vinyl Shadows of a Dream EP. To celebrate this MORITZ have resurrected the Shadows of a Dream label for the new album.


Tracklisting:

1. About Time Too (Intro)
2. One More Beautiful Day
3. To The Moon and Back
4. Chance Of A Lifetime
5. Dreamland
6. Forever Is
7. Take It On The Chin
8. Run
9. Love Long Gone
10. Own Little World
11. You Don’t Know What Love Is
12. There’s Something About (Intro)
13. Unwanted Man

MORITZ is:

Peter Scallan - Lead/backing vocals (Chris Glen and the Outfit, Samson, If Only)
Mike Nolan - Electric and acoustic guitars, vocals
Kenny Evans - Electric and acoustic 6 and 12 string guitars, vocals
Ian Edwards - Bass, synthesizers, Hammond organ, vocals (If Only)
John Tonks - Drums



MORITZ are playing on a number of dates as part of the 30 year celebration. They will be joined by new members Chris Teeder (Gary Moore, Dave Gilmour, Ted McKenna, Frank Gambale, Geoff Whitehorn, The Vibrations) on keyboards and Russ Wilson on drums on these dates:

03/08/2017 Cambridge Rock Festival, Cambridge
22/10/2017 Rockingham, Trent University, Nottingham

MORITZ was formed in 1986, the band reformed in 2009 and released the critically aclaimed LP 'Undivided' in 2010. 2013 saw the successful release of SOS which received rave reviews selling nearly the entire pressing. It also saw the band returning to gigging for the first time in 25 years. This culminated in a successful appearance at HRH AOR in Rotherham.

AOR/classic melodic rock from the UK - blending the best of both British and US melodic rock delivering a 'transatlantic' sound!

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UNCOVERING THE FANTASY AND MAGIC OF ALEXANDER GIRARD


Cranbrook Art Museum Presents the Symposium 
"Uncovering the Fantasy and Magic
of Alexander Girard"
Saturday, July 22, from 1-4pm

A fascinating examination of one of the most influential, yet overlooked, designers of modernism in America, Alexander Girard. Historian Deborah Kawsky will introduce us to Girard’s Detroit days—from his modern design shop in Grosse Pointe to the architecture of his lesser known residences. 

Curbed’s national architecture critic, Alexandra Lange, will discuss Girard’s uncanny ability to bring structure to seemingly disparate things, from found artifacts to city streetscapes. Curator Monica Obniski will look at Girard’s prescient collection and use of folk art as an inspiration and antidote to modern design. A moderated discussion and question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.


Symposium: Uncovering the Fantasy and Magic of Alexander Girard
Saturday, July 22, 1-4pm
Free with Museum admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Future events include:

Alexander Girard Family Day
Saturday, August 12, 11am-3pm
A day filled with Girard-themed tours and activities! Kids under 12 are always free at Cranbrook Art Museum.

Just announced!
A Conversation in the Conversation Pit
Sunday, September 10, 1pm
Join us for a Girard-inspired conversation with legendary textile artist Ruth Adler Schnee and Historian Deborah Kawsky. Free with Museum admission.

This exhibition is organized by the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany. Global sponsors are Herman Miller and Maharam.

7.08.2017

EARP BROTHER: BAXTER WARREN EARP KILLED IN ARIZONA


Warren Earp: Full name Baxter Warren Earp, Wyatt's youngest brother. Warren was born on March 9, 1855 in Pella, Iowa. Due to his age, Warren didn't participate in most of his older brother's activities. He was still living at home with his parents when the shooting in Tombstone happened. He had been to Tombstone previously in 1880 and 1881 for visits, hence some of the stories about Wyatt in Tombstone include Warren.

Warren Earp, the youngest of the Earps, was murdered in an Arizona saloon.

Nicholas and Virginia Earp raised a family of five sons and four daughters on a series of farms in Illinois and Iowa. Three of the Earps’ sons grew up to win lasting infamy. On October 26, 1881, Wyatt, Virgil, and Morgan Earp fought a brief shoot-out with the Clantons and McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona. The Earp brothers, along with their friend Doc Holliday, managed to kill all three of their opponents.


The gun battle—which was named after a nearby livery stable called the O.K. Corral—later became a favorite topic of sensationalistic dime novel writers and moviemakers. Ever since, Wyatt, Virgil, and Morgan have been icons of the Old West.

The Earps with Doc Holliday

The youngest Earp brother, however, did not share in the fame of his older brothers. Warren Earp was probably in Tombstone on the day of the famous gunfight, but for reasons that remain unclear, Warren did not join in the gunfight (the eldest Earp brother, James, did not participate either). Warren, however, was involved in the bloody series of revenge killings that followed the shoot-out.



Within six months of the first gunfight, Morgan Earp was assassinated and Virgil Earp was badly wounded. Wyatt presumed the Clantons and McLaurys were behind the attacks. Determined to strike back, Wyatt turned for help to his little brother, Warren.

Together with Doc Holliday, the two brothers took their vengeance, killing two men suspected of having been behind Morgan’s murderer. In danger now of being arrested for murder, the three men fled to Colorado.
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