7.15.2018

KIMMER ASSISTING WITH NEW YPSILANTI CRIME FILM!


Took a tour for about 4 hours today around John Norman Collins old stomping grounds before they made him live in igloo country in Marquette!  This is the area where they found Karen Sue Beinemen...


Here is Josh Barnett the filmmaker who is taking on this project one more time. This time we hope to get the mistakes out of the story.  (Like there is no basement in the barn)


Here is the creek where Sheriff Harvey and his men posed a mannequin to trap the killer. I will let Josh show the viewers the locations in his movie.


Josh has a fabulous but light weight camera and hand held tripod system. It so cool.  Well that's about all I can say for now, except I will be the narrator of the new film.


anyone recognize this house?

7.14.2018

THE DEATH OF JOHNNY RINGO JULY 14 1882!


July 14, 1882: John Ringo(Johann Reingold), the famous gun-fighting gentleman, is found dead in Turkey Creek Canyon, Arizona.

Romanticized in both life and death, John Ringo was supposedly a Shakespeare-quoting gentleman whose wit was as quick as his gun. Some believed he was college educated, and his sense of honor and courage was sometimes compared to that of a British lord. In truth, Ringo was not a formally educated man, and he came from a struggling working-class Indiana family that gave him few advantages. Yet, he does appear to have been better read than most of his associates, and he clearly cultivated an image as a refined gentleman.

“Why Johnny Ringo, you look like someone just walked over your grave.”

By the time he was 12, Ringo was already a crack shot with either a pistol or rifle. He left home when he was 19, eventually ending up in Texas, where in 1875 he became involved in a local feud known as the “Hoodoo War.”

Michael Biehn as Johnny Ringo wasn't he GREAT?

He killed at least two men, but seems to have either escaped prosecution, or when arrested, escaped his jail cell. By 1878, he was described as “one of the most desperate men in the frontier counties” of Texas, and he decided it was time to leave the state.

In 1879, Ringo resurfaced in southeastern Arizona, where he joined the motley ranks of outlaws and gunslingers hanging around the booming mining town of Tombstone. Nicknamed “Dutch,” Ringo had a reputation for being a reserved loner who was dangerous with a gun.



He haunted the saloons of Tombstone and was probably an alcoholic. Not long after he arrived, Ringo shot a man dead for refusing to join him in a drink. Somehow, he again managed to avoid imprisonment by temporarily leaving town.

He was not involved in the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881, but he did later challenge Doc Holliday (one of the survivors of the O.K. Corral fight) to a shootout. Holliday declined and citizens disarmed both men.

The manner of Ringo’s demise remains something of a mystery. He seems to have become despondent in 1882, perhaps because his family had treated him coldly when he had earlier visited them in San Jose. Witnesses reported that he began drinking even more heavily than usual.


On this day in 1882, he was found dead in Turkey Creek Canyon outside of Tombstone. It looked as if Ringo had shot himself in the head and the official ruling was that he had committed suicide. Some believed, however, that he had been murdered either by his drinking friend Frank “Buckskin” Leslie or a young gambler named “Johnny-Behind-the-Deuce.” To complicate matters further, Wyatt Earp later claimed that he had killed Ringo. The truth remains obscure to this day.

NANCY SINATRA SR FIRST WIFE OF FRANK DIED AT 101


LOS ANGELES — Nancy Sinatra Sr., the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the first of his four wives and the mother of his three children, has died. She was 101.

Her daughter, Nancy Sinatra Jr., tweeted that her mother died Friday and a posting on her webpage says she died at 6:02 p.m. but didn’t indicate where she died.

Her daughter calls her “a blessing and the light of my life.”

Tina Nancy Sr and Nancy Jr

NY POST Frank and Nancy Sinatra had been teenage sweethearts. They married in New Jersey, in February 1939, just as Frank’s singing career was about to take off.

After Sinatra became a pop-music sensation in the 1940s, the couple moved to Los Angeles, where the singer would also become a movie star, raconteur and notorious womanizer. He left his wife for Ava Gardner in the early 1950s. Nancy never remarried.

7.13.2018

DOWNTON ABBEY RETURNS TO BIG SCREEN!


Welcome back to Downton! We’re thrilled to announce that Downton Abbey is coming to the big screen. Film production begins this summer.


KIMMER PICKS HER FAVORITE PRIMETIME EMMY NOMINATIONS FOR 2018


Here are the full list of nominees:

Drama Series

“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“Game of Thrones”
“This Is Us”
“The Crown”
“The Americans”
“Stranger Things”
“Westworld”

Comedy Series

“Atlanta” (FX)
“Barry” (HBO)
“Black-ish” (ABC)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“GLOW” (Netflix)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

Limited Series

Sterling K. Brown Compares Second Emmy Win to Childbirth
'This Is Us' Boss on Emmy Noms & Snubs, Season 3's 'New Chapters,' and the Series Finale
“The Alienist”
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
“Genius: Picasso”
“Godless”
“Patrick Melrose”

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)
Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)
Ed Harris (“Westworld”)
Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)
Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”)
Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

Claire Foy (“The Crown”)
Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”)
Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)
Keri Russell (“The Americans”)
Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)
Bill Hader (“Barry”)
Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)
William H. Macy (“Shameless”)
Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Ted Danson (“The Good Place”)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”)
Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”)
Allison Janney (“Mom”)
Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”)
Issa Rae (“Insecure”)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie:

Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”)
Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”)
Jeff Daniels (“The Looming Tower”)
John Legend (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)
Jesse Plemons (“USS Callister”)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie:

Laura Dern (“The Tale”)
Jessica Biel (“The Sinner”)
Michelle Dockery (“Godless”)
Edie Falco (“The Menendez Murders”)
Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)
Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story: Cult”)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”)
Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”)
Joseph Fiennes (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
David Harbour (“Stranger Things”)
Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”)
Matt Smith (“The Crown”)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Bledel (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”)
Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”)
Vanessa Kirby (“The Crown”)
Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)
Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie Anderson (“Baskets”)
Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”)
Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta”)
Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”)
Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”)
Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”)
Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”)
Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”)
Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)
Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”)
Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”)

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jeff Daniels (“Godless”)
Brandon Victor Dixon (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)
John Leguizamo (“Waco”)
Ricky Martin (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Edgar Ramirez (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Michael Stuhlbarg (“The Looming Tower”)
Finn Wittrock (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Sara Bareilles (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert”)
Penelope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Judith Light (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)
Adina Porter (“American Horror Story: Cult”)
Merritt Wever (“Godless”)
Letitia Wright (“Black Museum” (Black Mirror))

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

F. Murray Abraham (“Homeland”)
Cameron Britton (“Mindhunter”)
Matthew Goode (“The Crown”)
Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”)
Gerald McRaney (“This Is Us”)
Jimmi Simpson (“Westworld”)

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Viola Davis (“Scandal”)
Kelly Jenrette (The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Cherry Jones (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Diana Rigg (“Game of Thrones”)
Cicely Tyson (“How to Get Away With Murder”)
Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Sterling K. Brown (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)
Bryan Cranston (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Donald Glover (“Saturday Night Live”)
Bill Hader (“Saturday Night Live”)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Katt Williams (“Atlanta”)

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Tina Fey (“Saturday Night Live”)
Tiffany Haddish (“Saturday Night Live”)
Jane Lynch (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Maya Rudolph (“The Good Place”)
Molly Shannon (“Will & Grace”)
Wanda Sykes (“Black-ish”)

Reality Competition

“The Amazing Race”
“American Ninja Warrior”
“Project Runway”
“RuPaul’s Drag Race”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

Variety Sketch Series

“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“Portlandia” (IFC)
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
“Tracey Ullman’s Show” (HBO)
“At Home with Amy Sedaris” (TruTV)
“I Love You, America” (Hulu)

Variety Talk Series

“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”
“Late Late Show with James Corden
“Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Television Movie

“Fahrenheit 451” (HBO)
“Flint” (Lifetime)
“Paterno” (HBO)
“The Tale” (HBO)
“Black Mirror: USS Callister” (Netflix)

Structured Reality Program

“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)
“Fixer Upper” (HGTV)
“Lip Sync Battle” (Paramount)
“Queer Eye” (Netflix)
“Shark Tank” (ABC)
“Who Do You Think You Are?” (TLC)

Unstructured Reality Program

“Born This Way” (A&E)
“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery)
“Intervention” (A&E)
“Naked and Afraid” (Discovery Channel)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” (VH1)
“United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell” (CNN)



7.12.2018

8 TIPS ON HOW STAY UPDATED ON YOUR RETRO IDOLS


8 Tips on How Stay Updated On Your Retro Idols

While a lot of people dream and are eager to meet their idols, it is not that easy. It requires advanced planning because getting close to most celebrities is quite hard. If you are looking to get an autograph or meet any celeb, the following tips will help:

1. Locate them from a distance
This involves reading a lot about them from different platforms. With the current development in technology, celebrities have social media platforms where you can interact with them on a daily basis. You can like their posts, comment, share and send direct messages. In most cases, you will not get a reply but you can get a lot of information about them and get to know them more because they post regularly. This is advisable if you live from a different state or country because it is hard to meet your idol in person.

2. Follow them on Twitter
Since celebrities tweet about their activities and planned events, following them on Twitter can help you know where they shop regularly, go to the gym or dine. With such information, you can visit such places to increases your chances of meeting them.

3. Follow them on Instagram
Most social media accounts of famous people are run by publicists. However, if you pay close attention to the photos uploaded, you can get clues about where your idol spends most of his time. In addition, a specific location might be included on a post to associate the post/photo with the location. You will know about upcoming projects and events by just being an Instagram follower.

4. Search through online databases
There are numerous websites that provide information about celebrities. This information could be about visits for book signings, speaking arrangements, public appearances, film and television filming. When you get such information, you can visit the areas mentioned when your idol will be coming to meet them, see them or even interact for a while.

5. Locating them in person
To locate a celeb in person, you can visit big cities like London, New York and Los Angeles because these are the places they live or like spending their time. You can visit when there are planned events and performances although you can also do it at any given time to try your luck. Also, if you know of a place where they frequently visit, post photos of or might be, you can try your luck there.

6. Read the arts section in a newspaper
The art section has information about theatre performances, books signings and theatre performances. Therefore, if you read such sections regularly especially during the weekend, it is possible to know when the celeb you like will be performing or visiting your area. You can visit the theatre or the gallery to meet them in person.

7. Networking
Retro idols are just normal people but they are famous and rich. They usually work with other people and if you network well, you can meet them as well. You can try to network with event organizers, performers and other people close to them hoping they will introduce you when an opportunity presents itself.

8. Meet them at an event
Celebs usually attend specific events to promote brands, market themselves or perform. Hence, if you are eager to meet a celeb, you should research the planned events so that you can attend. If you would like to meet your idols in an event, attend Vancouver concerts and you will not be disappointed.

You will just have to buy tickets to the celebrity’s concert and then wait to meet them. If you would like to increase your chances of meeting them in a concert, consider paying for a VIP ticket that may include a meet or greet session. Although such tickets are quite expensive, chances are high you will meet your idol and probably take a photo.

If you are to attend a book signing, you can buy more than one book to have more time with the celeb. Alternatively, you can contact the bookstore early to know whether the line will be long, policies for an autograph or a photo and whether they will be talking to those who will attend. You will have to get as much information as possible to know how you will plan in advance.

With good planning, patience and politeness, you can meet your idol, get a photo and/or an autograph. You need to remain calm and prepare what you will say because most famous people have limited time.

Furthermore, they have a security detail which might take you away especially if you are not calm, act weird or you seem dangerous. Therefore, be calm even if you are excited and decide what you want when you meet your retro idol. You might prefer having a photo to getting an autograph when the chances of getting both are slim.

CANCER NEW MOON & SOLAR ECLIPSE VISIBLE DOWN UNDER


Astrology King: The New Moon on Thursday July 12, 2018 at 20° Cancer is a partial solar eclipse. The Solar Eclipse July 2018 astrology is influenced by a powerful opposition to minor planet Pluto. This indicates some sort of crisis with your self-esteem, a relationship or an event. An equally intense fixed star brings the potential for neurotic distress triggered by a deeply buried subconscious fear of disaster.

The 2018 Cancer New Moon is a partial solar eclipse, visible mostly over the ocean between Australia and Antarctica. It’s the first of the summer’s three, consecutive eclipses. The other two are in the Leo/Aquarius cycle that’s been with us since 2017.

The July 2018 Solar Eclipse signals the right time to transform something in your life holding you back from happiness and success. A fortunate Grand Trine configuration allows you to apply this transformation to your love life, finances or creative work. Hard work and determination will unleash the potential and opportunity held within the grand trine to help avert a personal crisis.


Partial solar eclipses happen when the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth, but the Moon only partially covers the Sun's disk.
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During a partial solar eclipse, the Moon, the Sun and Earth don't align in a perfectly straight line, and the Moon casts only the outer part of its shadow, the penumbra, on Earth. From our perspective, this looks like the Moon has taken a bite out of the Sun.

Sometimes, the Moon covers only a tiny part of the Sun's disk. Other times a partial eclipse looks almost like a total eclipse. The size of the eclipsed area is referred to as eclipse magnitude.  Read More Here

7.11.2018

THE UFO SIGHTINGS WHICH BEGAN IN DEXTER MICHIGAN MARCH 1966


In March of 1966 there was a sighting of UFO's that were spotted by Sheriff's Deputies. They are known to be pretty reliable witnesses. But as I was just 10 years old and living in Ft Leonard Wood MO instead of my home town of Ypsilanti, I missed this story back then.

My friend Joe told me all about it and another of my good friends is retired from the Sheriff's Department. Joe believes it and Mike remembers it making the Sheriff's Department, State Police and local community the "laughing stock" of the midwest.

Here is what happened according to the media from back then...


This March 14, 1966 article from the Ann Arbor news described the area's initial UFO sighting.


Stateside's conversation with UFO enthusiast Harry Willnus.
It began in March, 1966 , with a sighting over a farm in Dexter.

Lights were seen hovering and then zipping across the sky. Reports came in from all over the area. One Washtenaw County sheriff deputy was quoted as calling the objects, whatever they were, “the weirdest things I’ve ever seen.”

The official explanation — flares caused by the burning of gases bubbling up from the area’s swamps — was unsatisfactory to many of those involved. Then-congressman Gerald Ford called for a congressional investigation. It never happened.


It wasn’t long before UFO mania had swept the nation. UFO reports were pouring in from all over the country. This was the era that sparked Hollywood’s love-affair with aliens, leading to blockbusters like E.T. the Extra Terrestrial and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Walter Cronkite anchored a 1966 CBS report titled, “UFO: Friend, Foe or Fantasy?” which featured the Dexter incident.



But after the UFO fever subsided, after the Hollywood productions made their millions, after NASA's moon program closed for good—in short, after America moved on — the question remained: what really happened in Dexter that March?

Harry Willnus was a teacher in the area at the time. He has been searching for an answer to that question for the last 51 years.


During the course of that half-century, Willnus has spoken with many of the most important humans involved in the incident.

Nothing he's heard or seen has convinced him that the official version of events is the correct one.

“I’ve been studying this,” Willnus said, “I’m convinced that planet Earth is being observed.”



Willnus described a particularly strange series of events involving Allen Hynek, the scientist brought in by the Air Force to investigate the incident.

One afternoon not long after the sightings, Hynek spent several hours looking for evidence in the Dexter swamp. He was accompanied by Washtenaw County Sheriff Douglas Harvey, who led the local response to the sightings.

Afterwards, on the drive back from the swamp, Hynek told the sheriff he still did not have an explanation for the sightings. But later, back at the sheriff's office, Hynek received a phone call from Washington, D.C.

When Gerald Ford demanded answers for UFO sightings in Michigan

"Hynek stepped out of the office, took the call, came back in a few minutes later. Harvey described him as looking a bit shaken," Willnus said. "He had his head down and he was mumbling ‘Swamp gas, swamp gas, it was swamp gas.' I don’t think Hynek knew what swamp gas was.”

Listen to our full interview with Harry Willnus above, in which he recounts a UFO sighting of his own.

DCAPPELLA'S JOE SANTONI TAKES OVER INSTAGRAM TOMORROW!




Our friend Joe Santoni is taking over DCappella's Instagram tomorrow to answer all of your questions! Let's answer the first 2 questions here! 

What is DCappella?

DCappella is Disney Music Group’s new a cappella singing sensation. The group came together as a result of a nationwide search for the best vocal performing talent in a cappella and stage.

Contemporary a cappella pioneer Deke Sharon is the music arranger for the group, and brings to life modern a cappella versions of Disney hits with a fun twist. DCappella will be releasing music throughout 2018 and are set to tour nationwide in January 2019.

Who is Joe Santoni?

First of all Joe is the son of my DJ buddy Chuck Santoni who I first met in the early 1980s. We both have grown up talented children now! Joe is a fantastic vocalist and Disney chose Joe to be in this fabulous group.

Take a quick peek at this video from DCappella:





POP ART PHOTO SHOW PREMIERE AND COLLECTOR PREVIEW!


Opening Night Premiere & Collector Preview:
Thursday, September 27th: 6pm-10pm

General Show Hours:
Friday, September 28th: 3pm-10pm
Saturday, September 29th: 11am-10pm
Sunday, September 30th: 11am-6pm
Barker Hangar Santa Monica
3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405

(LOS ANGELES, CA.) Limited Runs, one of the largest independent sellers of vintage posters, photography and other pop culture art, announced today the inaugural Pop Art Photo Show will take place September 27-30, 2018 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

The show, produced by Limited Runs, is a four-day celebration of 70+ years of pop culture-influenced expression. The show will feature an interactive space showcasing rare and vintage images bridging all varieties of pop culture, including movies, music, celebrity, fashion, and more. Pop Art Photo Show offers everyone from car enthusiasts, classic movie lovers, and music aficionados, a space to explore and purchase their favorite rare and vintage art.

Pop Art Photo Show will showcase a wide range of rare and vintageart, photography, and posters that span eight decades of pop culture, including:

CELEBRITY, FASHION, AUTOMOTIVE

Original American concept car art will be on display by Ken Vendley, Don Butler, Bill Schmidt, and a host of other designers that worked for the major Detroit automakers during the 1940s through the 1970s.


Famed fashion photographer Len Steckler’sestate will release “Mad to Mod”, a collection of rare and never before seen photographs from the late 1950s to the early 1960s, which he shot for Vogue and Cosmopolitan that include top models Wilhelmina, Suzy Parker, Barbara Bach, and Lauren Hutton.
Unpublished celebrity photos from Milton H. Greene (March 14, 1922 -August 8, 1985) including John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Gene Kelly, and Paul Newman.

FILM & MUSIC

Rare Vintage and Original Movie Posters, featuring a French Casablanca poster which is one of very few that exist today, in addition to classics such as the 1950s sci-fi Creature From The Black Lagoon, groundbreaking drama On The Waterfront, 1960s James Bond, Jaws, Indiana Jones, and a collection of rare vintage and original Star Wars posters from around the world spanning from the original film to the latest release The Last Jedi.


Photographs from the vault of Ray Gun and Bikini Magazine photographer/photo editor Stephen Stickler, which feature the famous faces of Iggy Pop, Charlize Theron, Chris Cornell, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Kate Winslet, Foo Fighters, Vin Diesel, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Work by famed Rock Photographer Neil Zlozower will be on display, with never before seen fine art photography featuring David Bowie, Tom Petty, Van Halen, Prince, and more.

A classic collection of fine art photography documenting the early history of pop music by photographers Bill Spilka, Fred W. McDarrah, Maurice Seymour, James Kriegsmann, Frank Kuchirchuk, Robert Alderson, Michael Montfort, Skippy Adelman, Ted Williams, Herb Snitzer, David B. Hecht who shot classic images of the great American Jazz artists Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, and Billie Holiday, to the psychedelic rock era of Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, and The Beatles.

Contemporary rock and roll fine art photographers include Jay Blakesberg’s seminal images of the Grateful Dead, U2, Led Zeppelin, Snoop Dogg and Green Day; Dennis Morris who shot British punk rockers the Sex Pistols and reggae legend Bob Marley; Eddie Malluk worked with the premier figures of 1980’s metal such as Motorhead, Mötley Crüe and Guns N' Roses; and Joe Giron who shot grunge artist royalty Nirvana and Soundgarden.


A unique collection of art by famed rock and movie poster artist T.A.Z. (aka Jim Evans), including Jim’s collaboration with street artist RISK, as well as unpublished rock posters, a series of super stylized pop icons art pieces in collaboration with Richard Duardo, the inventive printmaker referenced as “the Warhol of the West,” commissioned in the 1980’s which feature Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, James Dean, Madonna, Sylvester Stallone, Marlon Brando, Sean Connery, and more.

“We are proud to debut the show and bring this unique experience to Los Angeles, with a thoughtfully curated environment that makes discovering and purchasing art enjoyable” said Pierre Vudrag, Founder of Limited Runs and creator of the Pop Art Photo Show. “We scour the globe working with the top sellers, artists and photographers to find the rarest and most valuable art. Included in the installations will be several unpublished or never before seen collections including the concept car art, the Milton Green, Stephen Stickler and Len Steckler images.

There really is something for everyone.”

For more information on the show and to purchase tickets, visit Pop Art Photo Show

A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by the music industry, that has been supporting innovative cancer research since 1975.

SOFT MACHINE NEW WORLD TOUR AND NEW RELEASE: HIDDEN DETAILS!

photo by Geoff Dennison


Soft Machine Announce New Album Hidden Details & World Tour Dates, with First North American Dates Since 1974!

NYC - In support of their forthcoming new album, British music legends Soft Machine will embark on their first North American tour since 1974 in October 2018, followed by the second North-American leg of the tour in January/February 2019. In concert, their set list will include material from all parts of the band's repertoire from 1970 onwards, but this is emphatically not a nostalgia act resting on its laurels.

Last weekend Soft Machine played their first two shows in North America since 1974 (it was in 1974 they toured USA and Canada during the Bundles/Allan Holdsworth era). Both shows, at the Montreal Jazz Festival and Quebec City, were exceptionally well received by the enthusiastic audience and local press.

Hidden Details is a new studio album of Soft Machine, recorded at the late great Jon Hiseman's Temple Studio in Surrey, England, last December 2017, and it will be released in September 2018 on MoonJune Records (North America; on CD and HD Download), on John Etheridge's Dyan Records (UK/Europe on CD, and iTunes), and on Vivid Records (Japan), exactly 50 years since the release of the band's 1968 debut album The Soft Machine. Limited and highly collectible vinyl edition of only 200 coloured vinyl (orange, blue and tour edition orange & blue marbled) will be released on the Dutch label Tonefloat, on September 8, 2018.


“'Hidden Details' is very much the product of an active, contemporary sounding outfit striking out with its own agenda. Though informed by the past, the music here is neither weighed down nor beholden to it. Animated with the same ineffable and inquisitive spirit that has always made this group throughout its fifty years such a compelling experience, it’' good to have a new Soft Machine with us in 2018.

The yearning tenderness of 'Heart Off Guard' and the come-down reveries of 'Broken Hill' and 'Drifting White' showcase the more intimate aspects of Soft Machine's personality while in contrast, 'One Glove' gives the more pugilistic side of John Etheridge's playing an outing.

The terse angularities of the title track and 'Life on Bridges' highlight a fearless disposition, as does the buzzsaw interplay heard during 'Ground Lift' and 'Flight of the Jett,' both featuring Roy Babbington's decisive interventions. The surging lyricism of 'Fourteen Hour Dream' flirts with an almost popish sensibility, underscoring the sense that this is a quartet that is fundamentally at ease with itself.

The return of what some older fans of the band have called 'cosmic tinkles’'– the appearance of layers of cyclical electric piano motifs – is especially welcome. Their brief manifestation on 'The Man Who Waved at Trains' and Third-era, 'Out-Bloody-Rageous,' both stone-cold Mike Ratledge-composed classics, adds an extra spacey dimension to the overall sound.

Travis' use of looping technology with his flutes creates its own beguiling world and can be heard to powerful effect on the beautiful and enigmatic 'Breathe,' where his hovering notes are underpinned by Marshall's oblique yet atmospheric percussion.” - Sid Smith


Soft Machine:
JOHN ETHERIDGE - guitar
THEO TRAVIS - sax, flute, Fender Rhodes
ROY BABBINGTON - bass guitar
JOHN MARSHALL - drums
with special guest GARY HUSBAND drums on selected dates

2018 North American East Tour Dates:
October 6 - Orion Studios - Baltimore, MD, USA [John Marshall on drums]
October 7 - Theater Of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 9 - Roxy's & Duke - Dunellen, NJ, USA
October 10 - Darryl's House - Pawling, NY, USA
October 12 - 14The Iridium - NYC, NY, USA
October 16 - Mod's Club - Toronto, ON, Canada [Gary Husband on drums]
October 17 - The Tralf - Buffalo, NY, USA [Gary Husband on drums]
October 18 - Beachland Music Hall - Cleveland, OH, USA [Gary Husband on drums]
October 19 - The Irving Theater - Indianapolis, IN, USA [Gary Husband on drums]
October 21 - Progtober Festival - Reggie's - Chicago, IL, USA [Gary Husband on drums]
October 22 - Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI, USA [Gary Husband on drums]


Soft Machine is a legend and an institution of British music, a band who included Robert Wyatt, Daevid Allen, Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers, Andy Summers (later of The Police), Hugh Hopper, Elton Dean, Roy Babbington, John Marshall, Karl Jenkins, Allan Holdsworth, John Etheridge, Percy Jones, Rick Sanders, Dave McRae and Jack Bruce among others (Jimi Hendrix briefly jammed with the band in 1968!).

Since its creation in 1966, this band pioneered Psychedelic and Progressive Rock, led the 'Canterbury' trend, pioneered jazz-rock, and then guitar-led fusion (launching the guitar god Allan Holdsworth in 1974), influenced generations of musicians. Disbanded in 1978, recreated in few occasions in 1981 and 1984, the band resurfaces in 1999 under the name of Soft Ware.



Much was said about this band with a very complex intriguing history of constant personal changes during the 1966-1978 period. The band resurrected in 1999 under the name of Soft Ware, then as Soft Works 2002-2004 and Soft Machine Legacy 2004-2015. In December 2015, it was confirmed that the band had dropped the “Legacy” tag from their name, as the band featured three of the group's 1970s era members – guitarist John Etheridge, drummer John Marshall and bassist Roy Babbington (from the seminal 1976's album Softs), in addition to flute and sax player Theo Travis – returning to the original name from 2015, and performing numerous concerts all around Europe, South America and Japan.

SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR


Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
50th Anniversary

Byrds co-founders Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman, along with country music legend Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the seminal Sweetheart of the Rodeo album at the Akron Civic Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 3.


Released some 50 years ago, The Byrds’ album “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” is universally regarded as the big bang of country-rock, the first album to truly fuse the two genres in a way that baffled and alienated both the group’s rock fans, and was met with suspicion by the country musicians these young long-hairs idolized.



Along with founding Byrds Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman (the latter of whom came up as a bluegrass musician), it showcased the talents of Gram Parsons — who would go on to be a pioneer of the genre before his 1973 death from a heroin overdose — as well as guitarist Clarence White, who died in a car accident that same year.

Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman – 2018 Sweetheart Of The Rodeo Tour Dates
July 24 /// Los Angeles, CA ///Ace Hotel [Sold Out]
July 25 /// Los Angeles, CA ///Ace Hotel
July 29 /// Saratoga, CA /// Mountain Winery
Sep 17 /// Albany, NY /// Hart Theater @ The Egg
Sep 18 /// Albany, NY /// Hart Theater @ The Egg [Sold Out]
Sep 20 /// Hopewell, VA /// Beacon Theatre [Sold Out]
Sep 24 /// Boston, MA /// The Emerson Colonial Theatre
Sep 26 /// New York, NY /// Town Hall
Oct 3 /// Akron, OH /// Akron Civic
Oct 8 /// Nashville, TN /// The Ryman Auditorium
Oct 10 /// Roanoke, VA /// The Jefferson Center

QUIREBOYS HOMEWRECKERS & HEARTBREAKERS NEW RELEASE!


Critically acclaimed Quireboys album 'Homewreckers & Heartbreakers' to be re-released with Bonus Live Tracks from 30th Anniversary and a special show at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on 14th September 2018. The 10th Anniversary Limited Edition "Homewreckers & Heartbreakers" digipacks to be re-released via Off Yer Rocka Recordings on September 3. Pre-order here: http://bit.ly/HHQB10, the first 150 getting a free ticket to the London gig.


Ten years after releasing the album that cemented a long overdue comeback, the band will be joined by H.E.A.T., Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics and Those Damn Crows at London’s O2 Forum. Standard & VIP Tickets are on sale now via www.offyerrocka.com

And the one-off gig will be an opportunity for fans to snap up the re-released version of Homewreckers - a Quireboys classic that continues to delight a decade down the line with some quality bonus live tracks from the 30th Anniversary aptly entitled ‘Back at the Moon’, where they played their very first gig.


The 2008 album will be played in its entirety at the hotly anticipated September 14 show. And according to Guy Griffin, it’s impossible to underestimate the importance of The Quireboys’ critically acclaimed fifth studio album. “Homewreckers & Heartbreakers was the record that re-established the band,” insisted the long serving guitarist. “We’d been back together for a few years but until then we were still testing the waters.

Track Listing:  Pre-order here: http://bit.ly/HHQB10

1. I Love This Dirty Town
2. Mona Lisa Smiled
3. Louder
4. Hello
5. Blackwater
6. Fear Within The Lie
7. One For The Road
8. Late Nite Saturday Call
9. Hall Of Shame
10. Take A Look At Yourself
11. Josephine
12. Too Much Of A Good Thing (Bonus Live)
13. Homewreckers and Heartbreakers (Bonus Live)
14. Mona Lisa Smiled (Bonus Live)
15. Mother Mary (Bonus Live)
16. I Love This Dirty Town (Bonus Live)

Quireboys Live at HRH AOR: https://youtu.be/HXWrwVMEG14

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A BROADWAY VERSION OF TINA TURNER THAT IS SIMPLY THE BEST!


From humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee, to her transformation into the global Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Tina Turner didn’t just break the rules, she rewrote them. This new stage musical reveals the untold story of a woman who dared to defy the bounds of her age, gender and race.

One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards and her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history.

Featuring her much loved songs, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd.

Presented in association with Tina Turner.

CAST AND CREATIVE 

WHAT ARE THE BASICS OF NUMEROLOGY?


What is Numerology?

Numerology is any belief in the divine or mystical relationship between a number and one or more coinciding events. It is kind of like astrology only using numbers instead of planetary alignments. Numerology Meanings

It is also the study of the numerical value of the letters in words, names and ideas. It is often associated with the paranormal, alongside astrology and similar divinatory arts.

Despite the long history of the use of numerological ideas, the word "numerology" is not recorded in English before 1907.


How to easily find Your Life Path Number

1. Begin with your full birth date. For example February 22, 1992
2. Reduce the month, day and year down to a single digit by adding them.

MONTH February is the 2nd month
Add 2 + 0 = 2
DAY:
The day of birth is 22
Add 2 + 2 = 4.
Keep adding to digit down to a one-digit number:1 + 0 = 1

YEAR: The year of birth is 1992

Add all four numbers together: 1+9=19+9=28 2+8=10
Continue adding until you get a one-digit number: In this case it is 1

Samples of the Life Path Numbers

1 Life Path: The Leader
1 Life Path: The Leader
2 Life Path: The Mediator
3 Life Path: The Communicator
4 Life Path: The Teacher
5 Life Path: The Freedom Seeker
6 Life Path: The Nurturer
7 Life Path: The Seeker
8 Life Path: The Powerhouse
9 Life Path: the Humanitarian

The Séance Episode of I Love Lucy

Numerology is a popular plot device in fiction. Sometimes it is a casual element used for comic effect, such as in an episode titled "The Séance" of the 1950s TV sitcom I Love Lucy, where Lucy dabbles in numerology. 

Sometimes it is a central motif of the storyline, such as the movie π, in which the protagonist meets a numerologist searching for hidden numerical patterns in the Torah; the TV show Touch which focuses almost entirely on the role of numerology in the events and coincidences of any person's life; and the movie The Number 23, based on claimed mysteries of the number 23 (itself based on the Law of Fives).
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