Archive for March, 2013

Elementary is supposed to be a modern day Sherlock Holmes. Other than the name the show has nothing in common with the detective created by author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Lesser Evils a repeat episode aired on 3/30/2013

Doyle was an excellent writer. The writers of “Elementary” are not. They are using the same technique as “House” and a few other shows. Rather than write a good storyline they make the character a hateful bully as way to move the story along.  Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) is a recovering addict which is supposed to make his behavior OK.

There is no skill or intelligence level that makes it OK to treat people the way he does.

Lesser Evils convoluted storyline had no surprises.

Jonny Lee Miller’s acting is so over the top this week it ridiculous.  He is nearly hyperventilating trying to impress us with his less than stellar lines he is given. Terrible, terrible acting.  I expect him to start foaming at the mouth and literally start chewing on some of the scenery.

Dr. Watson’s story line should have provided some depth to her character but it didn’t it. It superficial and predictably to the point of being tiresome. I watch it as a fan of Lucy Liu but her character Dr. Watson seems to have a lobotomy at times. Watson is a well-educated woman who for some reason I can’t fathom is staying with a man who has no respect for her.

Why it was renewed is beyond me.

 

 

 

Fast & Furious 6 Photos

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Release date: May 24, 2013

Genre: Action-Thriller

Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Luke Evans, Gina Carano, John Ortiz, Gal Gadot, Elsa Pataky

Based on Characters Created by: Gary Scott Thompson

Written by: Chris Morgan

Directed by: Justin Lin

Produced by: Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Clayton Townsend

Executive Producers: Justin Lin, Amanda Lewis, Samantha Vincent, Chris Morgan

 

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in Fast & Furious 6. Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano.

Since Dom (Diesel) and Brian’s (Walker) Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million, our heroes have scattered across the globe. But their inability to return home and living forever on the lam have left their lives incomplete.

Meanwhile, Hobbs (Johnson) has been tracking an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers across 12 countries, whose mastermind (Evans) is aided by a ruthless second-in-command revealed to be the love Dom thought was dead, Letty (Rodriguez). The only way to stop the criminal outfit is to outmatch them at street level, so Hobbs asks Dom to assemble his elite team in London. Payment? Full pardons for all of them so they can return home and make their families whole again.

Building on the worldwide blockbuster success of Fast Five and taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights, Fast & Furious 6 sees director Justin Lin back behind the camera for the fourth time. He is supported by longtime producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel, who welcome producer Clayton Townsend back to the series. http://www.thefastandthefurious.com

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LONDON, Saturday 23rd March – As the UK prepared to go ’into darkness’ for WWF’s Earth Hour, Paramount Pictures announced its support with a special ‘Star Trek’ themed light display which dimmed as Earth Hour approached.

This amazing light show by Paramount, in conjunction with Ars Electonica Futurelab & Ascending Technologies, saw quadrocopters fly into the night sky, forming the Star Trek federation logo beside Tower Bridge on a scale never seen before.  In keeping with Earth Hour’s initiative, the quadrocopters utilized batteries that were charged in Austria using green energy from the Austrian renewable energy grid specifically for this event.

The event will coincided with WWF’s Earth Hour at 8:30 pm. Along with key landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and The London Eye going dark, the quadrocopters  turned off their glow in support of Earth Hour.

To signal the end of Earth Hour at 9:30 pm the quadrocopters  reformed the Star Trek logo above London’s skyline.

The logo formation hovered about 36m (118ft) above the ground at the lowest point and the highest point (the tip of the logo)  at approximately 130m (426ft) above ground. The total height of the logo was approximately 94meters (308ft).

John Fletcher, Director of Marketing for Paramount Pictures UK said “We are very pleased to go ‘into darkness’ with the rest of the world in support of Earth Hour. It seems fitting to be associated with such a global cause.”

Kellie Rollings from WWF said “WWF is delighted that Paramount supported this year’s Earth Hour event. Millions of people around the world take part in Earth Hour year on year and we’re always looking for innovative ways to get our message out there. It’s fantastic that Paramount has chosen to mark the hour by dimming their lights at this unusual light display.”

“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” is written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof and directed by J.J. Abrams.  Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci.  Jeffrey Chernov and Skydance Productions’ David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake are the executive producers.

“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” opens in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on Thursday 9th May.

Stars arrive at the ‘G.I. Joe – Retaliation’ Seoul World Premiere at Times square on March 11, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea.

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“G.I. Joe: Retaliation (also known as G.I. Joe 2 or G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation) is a 2013 American science fiction action film directed by Jon M. Chu, based on Hasbro’s G.I. Joe toy, comic and media franchises. It is a sequel to 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.[6][7] The film was written by Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. G.I. Joe: Retaliation features an ensemble cast, starring Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson, with Channing Tatum, Arnold Vosloo, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, and Lee Byung-hun reprising their roles from the first film. The film was released in North America on March 28, 2013.” Wikipedia

Starring
Bruce Willis
Dwayne Johnson
D.J. Cotrona
Lee Byung-hun
Adrianne Palicki
Ray Park
Jonathan Pryce
Ray Stevenson
Channing Tatum

 

 

 

 

Psychic and Paranormal Investigator Chelsea Damali of Biography Channel’s “Haunted Encounters: Face to Face” will be a special guest at the 2013 Las Vegas Paracon which will take place August 23-25th at Binion’s Gambling Hall in Downtown Las Vegas.

 

Chelsea Damali photo copyright Chelsea Damali

Chelsea Damali photo copyright Chelsea Damali

Chelsea Damali is one of the stars of Bio’s “Haunted Encounters: Face To Face.” She is a member of
The Syndicate, a team which was carefully assembled to be one of the most innovative paranormal
groups ever formed.
Every week on BIO, The Syndicate which includes Damali, Helmey, Daniel Hooven and Jordan
Murph, uses a combination of the first formally trained K9 in the paranormal field, periodic
reenactments with contradictions to documented events, and Chelsea Damali, a proven psychic
investigator that stimulates the dead into choosing to communicate like never before. The team’s
combined paranormal efforts are supported by the most effective technology, groundbreaking
technique and is creating unparalleled results and mind blowing evidence captures.
Damali is a natural born clairvoyant/clairsentient, medium, and empath that has been practicing
professionally for 20 years. She has a lifetime of study and education of the metaphysical field. She is
known specifically for her unique scientific perspective that has set her apart from other psychics and
intuitives, or other types of “sensitives.” Her accuracy is off the charts with past and future, and she
not only reads clairvoyantly, but also residual energy in multiple layers of time, as well as intelligent
activity of entities that still reside unseen in homes and other structures alike. In the paranormal field,
this translates to empathic pain and symptoms, sometimes not just seeing it, but fully experiencing
situations that have occurred in structures and buildings.

 

To get tickets for the 2013 Las Vegas Paracon visit http://thelasvegasparacon.ticketleap.com/the-las-vegas-paracon/

 

Matt Bomer photo by Suzanne Phiips/CFM

Matt Bomer photo by Suzanne Phiips/CFM

Matt Bomer, star of USA Network’s hit series White Collar, has joined the panel for the World Premiere of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s Superman: Unbound this Friday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. as part of the WonderCon marquee evening event in the Anaheim Convention Center.

 

As the voice of Superman, Bomer will headline the post-screening panel discussion alongside Castle star Molly Quinn (the voice of Supergirl), producer/director James Tucker (Justice League), screenwriter Bob Goodman (Warehouse 13, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and eight-time Emmy Award-winning dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns). Moderator Gary Miereanu will guide the proceedings, offering glimpses into future DC Universe Animated Original Movies, and exclusive prizes for some lucky fans in attendance.

 

In Superman: Unbound, a destructive force is devastating planets across the galaxy – with Earth next in its sights – and even Superman may not be capable of halting the destruction alone. Based on the Geoff Johns/Gary Frank 2008 DC Comics release “Superman: Brainiac,” the film’s stellar voicecast also includes John Noble (Fringe, The Lord of the Rings films) as Brainiac, and Stana Katic (Castle) as Lois Lane. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Superman: Unbound will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, OnDemand and For Download on May 7, 2013.

 

Prior to the premiere, the Superman: Unbound panelists Quinn, Tucker, Goodman and Romano will sign WonderCon-exclusive mini-posters from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the DC Entertainment booth.

For Tickets for Wondercon visit http://www.comic-con.org/wca/attending-show.

 

Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Carol (Melissa Suzanne McBride), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan), Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) - The Walking Dead - Season 3, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), Carol (Melissa Suzanne McBride), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan), Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) – The Walking Dead – Season 3, Episode 16 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

AMC has released some new photos from the Season Finale of “The Walking Dead”, which are featured in this week’s “Hollywood Reporter” and “Entertainment Weekly” magazines.

 

The Governor (David Morrissey) - The Walking Dead - Season 3, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

The Governor (David Morrissey) – The Walking Dead – Season 3, Episode 16 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

 

The final episode of Season 3, entitled “Welcome To The Tombs” focuses around Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the group

as they have to seriously consider if the prison is worth defending as the Governor’s (David Morrissey) impending attack looms over their heads.

 

Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Michonne (Danai Gurira) and Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) - The Walking Dead - Season 3, Episode 16 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Michonne (Danai Gurira) and Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) – The Walking Dead – Season 3, Episode 16 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

The Season 3 Finale of “The Walking Dead” airs Sunday, March 31st at 9pm on AMC. And don’t forget to get your copies of “The Hollywood Reporter” and “Entertainment Weekly”!

 

Norman Reedus in "The Walking Dead".

Norman Reedus in “The Walking Dead”.

Cassidy Rae

Cassidy Rae

Cassidy Rae is not just your normal teenage girl; she is also a medium and communicates with the spirits.
Cassidy began her journey in front of the camera at the age of 8 as an indie film actress and became, and still is, one of Kentucky’s acclaimed young actresses.

Most recently, she has been concentrating on her popular web series DEAD
PEOPLE SEE ME. Traveling the country and visiting some of America’s most haunted places, she continues refine her gift while reaching out to wayward spirits to better understand their needs and desires. She has recently filmed with the acclaimed Booth Brothers of Chiller TV for their new reality series, Spooked, as well as Dan T Hall for the Ghostville series. She is called regularly to do private investigations in an attempt to diagnose activity and help steer the owners in the right direction to deal with any negative energies she may detect.
She also makes several convention appearances throughout the year
with the rest of the Dead People See Me cast, BLUE Paranormal,
meeting with fans, providing readings and happily sharing her experiences with those interested in the spirit world.
Follow Cassidy and the rest of BLUE Paranormal on Facebook, Dead People See Me

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FORENSIC PSYCHIATRISTS AND LAWYERS PUT SURVIVORS OF ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE ON TRIAL

WonderCon 2013 Panel Applies Real-Life Law and Forensic Psychiatry to Post Zombie Apocalyptic World

After unprecedented audience response to presentations at Comic-Con and WonderCon, the doctors of Broadcast Thought, H. Eric Bender, M.D.Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., return to WonderCon for another must-see panel.  On Friday, March 29, 2013, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in Room 213, they will team up with the lawyers of Law and the Multiverse, authors of “The Law of Superheroes,” James Daily, J.D., and Ryan Davidson, J.D., to present “Not Guilty By Reason of Zombification? Law and Forensic Psychiatry After the Zombie Apocalypse.  Together they will offer fascinating insights into the legal issues in a post-zombie-apocalyptic world.  Do zombies have the same legal rights as their human counterparts?  What criminal charges would the surviving humans face?  Would a “cured” zombie still be found guilty of the murders it committed as a zombie? Explore these and other scenarios facing humans, zombies, and former zombies alike during a zombie apocalypse.  Broadcast Thought and Law and the Multiverse will present a never-before-seen mock trial at WonderCon.  The lawyers will be the prosecution and defense, the doctors will be the expert witnesses, and you will be the jury.  Join them, and discover whether the walking dead will be found guilty or sent walking free!

The presenters will be available for interviews before and after the panel.

Broadcast Thought is comprised of H. Eric Bender, M.D., Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., three physicians specializing in forensic, child and adolescent, and adult psychiatry.  The doctors serve as creative consultants and subject matter experts to the media and entertainment industries and co-produce mental health related content.

Broadcast Thought’s Comic-Con and WonderCon appearances have drawn capacity crowds, and their approach has been featured in The New York TimesThe Huffington PostWiredABC NewsAOL News, British Medical JournalNewsaramaEntertainment Weekly, and Discover.

James Daily, J.D., and Ryan Davidson, J.D., are the legal minds behind the popular blog Law and the Multiverse.  In it, they explore the hypothetical legal ramifications of comic book tropes, characters, and powers.

Law and the Multiverse has been featured in The New York Times, Mother Jones, NPR’s All Things Considered, Marketplace, the ABA Journal, and many other publications, radio shows, blogs, podcasts, and websites, both in the U.S. and around the world.

“Not Guilty By Reason of Zombification? Law and Forensic Psychiatry After the Zombie Apocalypse” takes place on Friday, March 29, 2013, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in Room 213, at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA.

For more information on Wonder Con tickets, visit http://www.comic-con.org/wca/attending-show

 

Popular Drama “Teen Wolf” To Hold Panel at Anaheim Wonder Con.
Photo copyright MTV

Photo copyright MTV

MTV announced today the hit drama series “Teen Wolf” will be invading WonderCon on Saturday, March 30, in Anaheim, Calif. with a panel featuring series stars Tyler Posey and Dylan O’Brien, plus Executive Producer Jeff Davis.
Jim Halterman, West Coast Editor for TVFanatic, will be on hand to guide the hour-long “Teen Wolf” panel presentation as Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien and Jeff Davis dish about what fans can expect from the upcoming supersized third season and discuss the past two seasons.  Additionally, fans will be treated to exclusive, never-before-seen “Teen Wolf” content. “Teen Wolf” is set to debut the first half of its supersized 24 episode third season on Monday, June 3 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. 
To help fans keep up with all the action taking place at WonderCon, MTV Geek! will deliver complete coverage of the panels, press rooms and the all of the excitement unfolding on the show floor.  Join host Ashley Eckstein of “Her Universe and “Star Wars fame for exclusive interviews with the biggest names from fan-favorite movies, comic creators, TV shows, cosplay, gaming and more!  Keep it locked to wondercon.mtv.com for updates and follow along on with Twitter @MTVGeek.  
On Friday, March 29, join MTV Geek! Executive Producer/Editor Tom Akel, Top Cow Productions CEO Marc Silvestri, “September Mourning’s” Emily Lazar, and additional surprise guests for updates on MTV Geek’s live action series “September Mourning” and the Marvel documentary “Behind the ReEvolution.”  Then get a first look at upcoming MTV Comics releases including Stan Lee’s “The Seekers,” J. Michael Straczynski ‘s “The Adventures of Apocalypse Al, Sanford Greene’s “1,000,” and the prequel comic to MTV’s “Teen Wolf”!
MTV PANEL AND PRESS ROOM SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, MARCH 29        
MTV Geek, MTV Comics
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Room 300DE
SATURDAY, MARCH 30
“Teen Wolf” Press Room
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Room 304B
“Teen Wolf” Panel
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Room 300AB
For information on the Anahiem Wonder Con check out http://www.comic-con.org/wca/attending-show.
Canary in the Coalmine

Canary in the Coalmine

Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, Travelin’ McCourys, Peter Rowan, Jim Lauderdale, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jerry Douglas, Mosier Brothers, Mickey Abraham and Acoustic Ensemble, Canary In The Coalmine and more during 17th Annual Suwannee Springfest March 21-24 at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park!

The Travelin' McCourys

The Travelin’ McCourys

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SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA –
American Roots music is alive and well and this weekend, March 21-24, at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Fla, the 17th Annual Suwannee Springfest will again fill the air with the sweet sounds of fiddles, banjos, mandolins, guitars and other music instruments played by some of America‘s greatest musicians. Some of the most famous Americana singers/songwriters/musicians in America will be on hand to bring Americana Roots Music to life.

Leftover Salmon Band

Leftover Salmon Band

Artists this year include Old Crow Medicine Show, Jerry Douglas, Peter Rowan, Leftover Salmon, Keller and the Keels, Donna The Buffalo, Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, Travelin’ McCourys, Scythian, Cornmeal, Elephant Revival, Jim Lauderdale, Red Baraat, Mamajowali (featuring Joe Craven, Mamadou Sidibe and Walter Strauss), Tornado Rider, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, Dread Clampitt, The Mosier Brothers, Tony Furtado Band, The Hackensaw Boys, Bill Evans’ Soulgrass, Shane Pruitt Band, Spirit Family Reunion, Nathan Moore, Dangermuffin, The Whetherman, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Sol Driven Train, Applebutter Express, Nikki Talley, Jon Stickley Trio, Steve Pruett Back From the Brink, Sarah Mac Band, The Screaming J’s, The New 76ers, Von Grey, Grant Farm, Jonathan Scales’ Fourchestra, Big Cosmo, Habanero Honeys, Quartermoon, Sloppy Joe, Canary In The Coalmine, Red Clay Revival, Free Range Roosters, Mickey Abraham and Acoustic Ensemble, Bobby Miller, Billy Gilmore and also Wanderfoot.

Dread Clampitt performing with entire band.

Dread Clampitt performing with entire band.

Suwannee Springfest marks its 17th year in 2013. The festival has been continuously produced at The SOSMP north of Live Oak every year. Well-known and highly-regarded among discerning fans and media, the event consistently features some of the world’s finest performers in New and Traditional Folk, Roots Rock, Bluegrass and Newgrass, Singer/Songwriter, Acoustic Blues, Cajun/Zydeco and other forms of American Roots music. Those musical sub-genres are now collectively referred to as Americana music, a style growing rapidly in acceptance and popularity which generally incorporates respect for and recognition of traditional music forms presented through a completely contemporary framework and approach. In other words, it’s a fantastic festival filled with some of the greatest music in America!

Old Crow Medicine Show photo.

Old Crow Medicine Show photo.

Music begins Thursday, March 21, in the Amphitheater at 3 p.m. with Nathan Moore. Shows will continue in the amphitheater and on the Porch Stage into the early morning hours. Friday, March 22, will see Habanero Honeys, Quartermoon, Applebutter Express, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine entertain while The Travelin’ McCourys will close the night on the amphitheater stage beginning at 12:45 a.m. Saturday! Music begins again at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, on the Porch Stage with Mickey Abraham and Acoustic Ensemble followed on various stages by Grammy award winner Jim Lauderdale, Sloppy Joe, Donna The Buffalo, Mosier Brothers with Peter Rowan from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. on the Amphitheater stage, Mike Marshal and Darol Anger and others making the music ring throughout the 800-acre music park and campground. Sunday, March 24, the festival will wind down with Mamajowali beginning the day on the Porch Stage at noon and The Mosier Brothers closing that stage from 5:30 – 6:30. The Amphitheater stage will open at 11 a.m. with Mickey Abraham and Acoustic Ensemble, followed by Jim Lauderdale at 12:30, Peter Rowan and Friends at 2:15, Jerry Douglas at 4:15 and Donna The Buffalo closing the festival with their show from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Don’t miss a minute of this great Americana Roots music festival.

Peter Rowan by Tim Benko.

Peter Rowan by Tim Benko.

TICKETS:

Event tickets include all 4 days of music and fun plus 4 nights of primitive camping. Camping upgrades (RV sites and cabin rentals) are available through The SOSMP. Guests may call The SOSMP office at 386-364-1683 or email
spirit@musicliveshere.com to reserve campsites and to inquire about trail fees and available golf carts. To learn more about the artists, go to www.musicliveshere.com and click on Suwannee Springfest under events.

Weekend Passes: $165 advance per person; gate price $180;
Kids under 12 free. All weekend passes include music and camping Thursday – Sunday nights. All taxes and fees included, no refunds.

Saturday and Sunday:
$115 per person. Saturday and Sunday passes include two days of music and camping and are available at the gate only.

Single Day Tickets person
: Thursday – $50; Friday – $ 65; Saturday – $75; Sunday – $50. Day tickets do not include camping and are available at the gate only

Student & Military Tickets:
Advance $135. Students and military members must show current, non-expired ID at the gate, along with their advanced-price ticket. Advanced-price ticket holders who do not show ID will be charged the gate price of $180. There will be no gate sales of Student or Military tickets. No refunds.

Kids Tickets:
Kids 12 and under are free!

The SOSMP’s SOS Café and Restaurant on the porch and inside the Music Hall will be open and have available delicious food at regular prices and a full service bar throughout the event. There will also be dozens of food and drink vendors, arts and crafts and clothing vendors. Artists will be performing inside the Music Hall throughout the festival.

If you would like to make reservations for RV parking, cabins, primitive camping or camper parking for the SOSMP or to purchase tickets for upcoming events, call 386-364-1683, email
spirit@musicliveshere.com or go to www.musicliveshere.com.

Other upcoming festivals and events include Purple Hatter’s Ball, Wanee with the Allman Brothers, Suwannee River Jam Auditions, The Ultimate Redneck Wedding Game Show, Ms. Suwannee River Jam Daisy Duke Style contest, Suwannee River Jam and much, much more.

The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is centrally located at 3076 95th Drive, 4.5 miles north of Live Oak, Fl off US 129 at the famous Suwannee River. The SOSMP is located 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129. Keep an eye out for the SOSMP sign and white painted board fence!

David Dossett at the 2012 Las Vegas Paracon

David Dossett at the 2012 Las Vegas Paracon

Actor and Paranormal Investigator David Dossett to make his second appearance at the 2013 Las Vegas Paracon at Binion’s Gambling Hall in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.

David’s interest in the paranormal began when he was a child in Virginia, where he lived on a Civil War battlefield with his family. He had a lot of experiences with the paranormal as a child.  His experiences started again once his mother died.  He has had visits from her spirit since that time. David joined a well-known paranormal group called “TAPS West Coast Team” in which his friend Britt Griffith (Ghost Hunters)  is the lead investigator.  David later became an investigator for that group.  He also recently appeared on the Travel Channel show “Paranormal Challenge”.

Dossett will be a Celebrity Guest at the 2013 Las Vegas Paracon at Binion’s Gambling Hall from August 23rd – 25th, 2013.  The event will feature 3 days of great events such as a meet and greet, conferences by experts in the field and an investigation of Binion’s which has been featured in shows such at Syfy’s “Haunted Collector”.  If you still don’t have your tickets for this great event, head over to http://thelasvegasparacon.ticketleap.com/the-las-vegas-paracon/ and get your tickets before they are gone!

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The Friars Club today announced that the Fifth Annual Friars Club Comedy Film Festival (FCCFF), to be held the week of April 1-6, 2013, will open with “He’s Way More Famous Than You”. The festival is a star-studded celebration of the comedy genre that fosters the next generation of comedy filmmakers and offers them a platform for presenting their work, and to fill a void by paying tribute to a genre that is often overlooked.

The opening night film, in which Ugly Betty and Partners star Michael Urie makes his directorial debut, is an irreverent meta-comedy that includes actors ranging from indie fixtures, like Halley Feiffer and Ryan Spahn, to cameos by A-list household names like Jesse Eisenberg, Ben Stiller, Mamie Gummer and Ralph Macchio. They all play tongue-in-cheek caricatures of themselves to help tell the story of one fame-obsessed actress (Halley Feiffer) who is willing to do anything to make it in the entertainment industry, even if it means sabotaging her own happiness and wreaking havoc on the lives of those around her.

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“We’re excited to bring back the film festival, due to popular demand,” said Charlie Prince, executive director of the Friars Club Comedy Film Festival. “For an opening film, we’re looking for something outrageously funny, with a fresh and original take on the comedy genre, and Michael Urie’s film hits all the marks.”

The Friars Club continues its commitment to comedy by nurturing new voices in entertainment through the film festival that promises six days of networking, parties, and laughter.  The festival offers filmmakers the opportunity to introduce their work to leading executives, comedians, and industry professionals. The Friars Club, known widely for its roasts and “100 years of antics,” has a roster of members including the industry’s top comedians and entertainers, from Frank Sinatra and Billy Crystal, to Whoopi Goldberg and Jerry Seinfeld.

 

For more information on the line up of films at this year’s Friars Club Comedy Film Festival, please visit http://www.friarsclub.com/filmfestival/.

 

NBC's "Grimm"  returns with "Face Off"

NBC’s “Grimm” returns with “Face Off”

Grimm is finally back with “Face Off.” NBC describes the episode as  “Nick and Renard (finally go head-to-head in light of Nick’s discovery, while Juliette and Renard’s magnetic attraction reaches dangerous new heights.” The episode picks up right where it left off in “Season of the Hexenbiest.”

Grimm is one of my favorite shows. My household was excited to see it return. It is fantasy and it is fun. Or it was fun until it became “Days of Our Lives”. The series started out with Nick solving cases involving strange and wonderful creatures. The show was fresh and interesting. Nick solved crime, kept his secret from is partner and for some reason put up with his annoying girlfriend. Now the show is getting convoluted and tedious.

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The show is loosely, very loosely based on Grimm’s Fairy Tales. We were introduced to Monroe () a Blutbad. “A Blutbad (plural: Blutbaden; pronunciation: BLOOT-baat, BLOOT-baad in Grimm; Germ. Blut “blood” + Bad “bath”) is a wolf-like Wesen that is basis of the fairy tale character of the Big Bad Wolf.” Grimm Wikki  Monroe is one of the best characters to come around in a while. Mitchell adds just the right amount of weird to make you believe.

Juliette Silverton ( is Nick Burkhardt’s human girlfriend.
Adalind Schade (Claire Coffee) is a Hexenbeist. “A Hexenbiest (HEK-sən-beest; pl: -biester Germ. Hexe “witch” + Biest “beast”) is a witch-like Wesen that resembles a demon or goblin, with visibly rotting or disfigured flesh. They are based on witches such as the one in “Snow White”. ”

Grimm aka The Days of Our Wesen

Summary

Adalind’s cat scratched Juliette.
The scratch cast a spell on Juliette.
The spell caused Juliette to fall into a coma like state.
Sargent Wu is brain-dead.
Adalind lost her powers.
Nick’s mom killed Adalind’s mom.
Sargent Wu is brain-dead.
Adalind is pissed.
Princess Renard the illegitimate half Hexenbeist drank something nasty to make himself pure.
Princess Renard kissed Juliette.
Juliette woke from the spell when he kissed her.
Juliette doesn’t remember Nick and has a raging case of the hots for Prince Renard.
Nick found out.
Spoilers start here.
Prince Renard goes to see Juliette.
They have some kinky foreplay with kissing and slapping.
Juliette shoots at him but misses on purpose.
Sargent Wu investigated and dismisses the shooting.
Sargent Wu is brain-dead.
Prince Renard let Adalind out of jail.
Adalind has sex with Prince Renard to calm him down.
Prince Renard lies to Adalind about finding The Key.
Prince Renard and Nick fight.
Nick and Prince Renard bond over The Key.
Rosalee comes home.
Rosalee and Monroe make the nasty stuff for Nick and he drinks it to purify himself.
Adalind is now pregnant with Prince Renard’s baby.
Yawn…

 

 

A pony wearing an Afro dancing to "Play That Funky White Boy".

A pony wearing an Afro dancing to “Play That Funky White Boy”.

Videos starring the moonwalking Shetland pony!

That is a pony. A pony in an Afro. A pony in an Afro dancing.

A pony wearing Afro dancing. My video.

A video of moon walking Shetland pony got my attention! In this original ad, created by Wieden + Kennedy London, a Shetland pony moonwalks to Fleetwood Mac’s “Everywhere”. The YouTube video posted 1 week ago has over 4 million views and counting. The ad which ends with  “Silly stuff. It Matters” is part of Three Internet company’s ongoing “Keep on internetting” campaign.

Three – The Pony #DancePonyDance

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You have a choice of music when you make your pony video. Go to The Pony Mixer.com be patient, the app to make the video takes a minute to load. Pick out the music style you like, Boy Band, Hip Hop, Love, Rock, Bollywood and more. Then pick the accessories for your pony from the items below genre.

I love my Bollywood pony Tattu. It was disappointing that I didn’t get to put the video on my YouTube channel. This link is nice but still. I wanted to keep it.

My Tattu link.

Generic Bollywood pony video.

With the pony mixer you can customize your pony and music. Why? Because Silly Stuff Matters.

With the pony mixer you can customize your pony and music. Why? Because Silly Stuff Matters.

Mine is Dawg~ the hip hop pony.

 

Susan Slaughter (photo copyright Susan Slaughter)

Susan Slaughter (photo copyright Susan Slaughter)

Many people will remember Susan Slaughter from her stints on both “Ghost Hunters Academy” and “Ghost Hunters International”.  Susan will be a special guest at the 2013 Las Vegas Paracon which will be held on August 23-25th at Binion’s Gambling Hall on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas.

We asked Susan to tell us a little bit more about herself and her interest in the Paranormal.

Slaughter was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She went to school for Fashion and Costume design and made fashion my creative outlet in life. But, ever since she can remember, she has had her own supernatural experiences. Growing up with a very spiritually inclined family, she has always had an open vision to spirits and energies. Being a paranormal investigator has become her spiritual quest to search for the truth behind why spirits are trapped between walls and realms that coincide with everyday life.

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Learning how people are affected by these spirits and how we affect them has always been at the forefront of Susan’s curiosity. Aside from having profound love and curiosity for all things paranormal, her favorite pastimes consist of keeping up on good horror films and going to concerts and shows. She spends most of her free time enjoying nature; hiking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, boating, and traveling to new exotic places are among her favorite things to do.

For your chance to hear Susan speak about the Paranormal, get your tickets to the 2013 Las Vegas Paracon at http://thelasvegasparacon.ticketleap.com/the-las-vegas-paracon/.

Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) - The Walking Dead

Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) – The Walking Dead  Photos copyright AMC.

Article by Suzanne Philips

AMC’s hit Zombie show “The Walking Dead” is back this Sunday with another new episode titled “Arrow On The Doorpost”.

 

The Governor (David Morrissey)

The Governor (David Morrissey)

AMC has released these sneak peek photos and says the episode will see Rick and the Governor meeting to come up with a peace treaty in an effort to prevent any more deaths.

Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln)

Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln)

 

The episode airs on AMC this Sunday, March 10th, 2013.
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Vicki Franklin of "Psychic Kids"

Vicki Franklin of “Psychic Kids” Photo copyright Vicki Franklin

Article by Suzanne Philips

“Psychic Kids” Star Vicki Franklin will be making her first appearance at the Las Vegas Paracon this year at Binion’s Gambling Hall.

Vicki’s debut as a psychic was on A&E’s Psychic Kids Season 2, Episode 1: Vanished, where she and Travis Hill investigated the case of a missing teen. Vicki was brought on again for the season 3 finale: The Lost Soul to mentor two teens struggling with their psychic abilities.
Since the airing of the shows, Vicki has been contacted by a bay area police department to assist on several cold cases and missing persons cases. She also assists in local private paranormal investigations.

 Elite Vegas Paranormal Society is excited to have Vicki as one of their featured guests at this year’s Las Vegas Paracon. To get your tickets to the event, visit www.http://thelasvegasparacon.ticketleap.com/the-las-vegas-paracon/
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The Allman Brothers Band

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The Allman Brothers are bringing the Wanee Festival back to the beautiful Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) once again April 18-20 and with them will be Widespread Panic (playing twice), Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Leon Russell, Towner of Power, Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang, Electric Hot Tuna, Maceo Parker, Steel Pulse, North Mississippi Allstars, Blackberry Smoke, Galactic and Friends, The Greyboy Allstars, Voice of the Wetland All-Stars featuring Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Jumpin Johnny Sansone, Waylon Thibodeaux, Johnny Vidacovich; Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, The Lee Boys, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, The Revivalists, Monophonics, Boombox, Oli Brown Band, Flannel Church, The Yeti Trio and Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch.

The Allman Brothers  will play twice during this nationally popular festival held at the SOSMP on the banks of the famous Suwannee River in Live Oak, Fla!

Widespread Panic band

Widespread Panic band

General admission tickets are $205 through April 8 for all ages plus applicable fees. Annual Wanee Wednesday Happy Hour is included in your general admission festival ticket along with three nights primitive camping April 18-20, music from 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 and two full days of music Friday and Saturday, April 19-20. Camping Wednesday night is an additional fee

VIP tickets for all ages are $475 plus applicable fees and include access to VIP ONLY Pre-Party, catered lunch and dinner Friday and Saturday night, discounted alcoholic beverages, free soda and snacks, special concert viewing area, private restrooms, commemorative Wanee 2013 poster and commemorative Wanee 2013 T-Shirt. Tickets may be purchased through tix@musictoday.com, charge by phone at 1-800-594-TIXX (8499) or go to https://www.elevate.com/boxoffice/?cref=562ddfb4-442c-4cac-9d65-fc105aeb2fbd for Wanee tickets.

Produced by Live Nation, Wanee is one of the most popular festivals in the USA.

Michael Franti

Michael Franti

For more information about The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, to make reservations for RV parking, campers, primitive camping or cabin rental for Wanee and the many other upcoming events, please call 386-364-1683, email spirit@musicliveshere.com or go to www.musicliveshere.com. Upcoming SOSMP events include SpringFest, Suwannee River Jam Auditions Final, Ultimate Redneck Wedding Game Show, 2013 Suwannee River Jam and much, much more.

The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is centrally located at 3076 95th Drive 4.5 miles north of Live Oak, Fl off US 129 at the famous Suwannee River. The park is 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129. Keep an eye out for the SOSMP sign and white painted board fence!

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Tedeschi Trucks Band