Archive for August, 2013

 

$1,000 grand prize Sept. 7 in the Battle of the Bands contest and a booking date at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park!

$1,000 grand prize Sept. 7 in the Battle of the Bands contest and a booking date at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park!

Sign up now for this great event on the banks of the Suwannee River!

Could your band use a little extra cash for travel? Want to be able to say you won over a bunch of great bands in the Battle of the Bands at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Fla? The Sept. 7 Battle of the Bands at the SOSMP will produce a winning band that will walk away with bragging rights, a $1,000 grand prize and a booking date at the SOSMP‘s Music Hall! It doesn’t get much better than this!

How do you win it? First you sign up right away by calling Brittney at the SOSMP at 386-364-1683 or Teena at 386-365-3315! You may also email them at brittney@musicliveshere.com or teena@musicliveshere.com. All entries must include a demo CD or MP3, entry forms completely filled out and signed by all band members and be received by 5 p.m. Sept. 2, 2013. All bands entering must be at the SOSMP by 6 p.m. Sept. 7 and be available from 7 p.m. – 1 a.m. to play. Rules and regulations will be provided to each band.

If you plan to bring a crowd of friends, fans and relatives to the show to cheer you on, make plans now to rent overnight accommodations and enjoy the SOSMP for the weekend.

For reservations for RVs, campers, to rent beautiful cabins or primitive camping spaces or for more info on the SOSMP, please go to www.musicliveshere.com, email spirit@musicliveshere.com or call the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) at 386-364-1683.

The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is located at 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak, Fla, 32060, 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!

 

“Riddick” To Open Next Friday

Riddick

Vin Disel In Reddick.

“Riddick”, the third film in the “Pitch Black” series, will open in the United States next Friday, September 6th.

The Film brings back star Vin Diesel as the title character and Karl Urban as fan favorite Vakko.

 

Karl Urban as Vakko in "Riddick".  Copyright Universal Studios

Karl Urban as Vakko in “Riddick”. Copyright Universal Studios

 

 

In this installment, the infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty. The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.

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Copyright Universal Studios

 

The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.

 

 

 

Wouldn’t any hug involving Nathan Fillion be perfect?

 

 

The Band of Brothers of Mayo, Fla.  this group consists of brothers Scott and Kevin Barrington and Tyler and Ross Wimberly, along with Travis Prine and Hal Thomas.

The Band of Brothers of Mayo, Fla. this group consists of brothers Scott and Kevin Barrington and Tyler and Ross Wimberly, along with Travis Prine and Hal Thomas.

Two new country bands will entertain at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Fla. Aug. 16-17. Make plans now to be in the house when the Band of Brothers of Mayo takes the Music Hall stage Friday, Aug. 16, and Bryce Carlisle & The Honkeytonk Hellions of Trenton rock the house Saturday, Aug.17!

Start the weekend early by joining your friends Thursday evening to enjoy dinner and karaoke with Teddy MacElvis. Doors open Thursday evening at 5, show is from 7 – 10 p.m. Dancing encouraged! Free admission.

 

Friday night, Aug. 16, The Band of Brothers of Mayo, Fla. will keep you up on that dance floor when this band brings its own brand of country, Southern Rock, Neil Diamond, Elvis favorites and more for a rocking good time! Together for about eight years, this group consists of brothers Scott and Kevin Barrington and Tyler and Ross Wimberly, along with Travis Prine and Hal Thomas. These hard-working guys love to play music together during their off time from their jobs as farmers, correctional officers and other jobs. The band members play for their own enjoyment but play for the public on occasion such as for weddings, the recent CARES event, some festivals and for friends and family. This will be one of those rare times you can hear this band so don’t miss this opportunity. The band members are excited about playing in the Music Hall and invite their friends, family and fans to be there to cheer them on. It’s going to be a great night for dancing so don’t you dare forget those dancing shoes!

 

Bryce Carlisle & The Honkeytonk Hellions

Bryce Carlisle & The Honkeytonk Hellions

Bryce Carlisle recently opened for Matt Stillwell on the SOSMP’s Music Hall stage and will return Aug. 17 with his band, The Honkeytonk Hellions. Bryce, a country music recording artist who left Nashville like many and returned to his hometown, grew up in Trenton but moved to Alachua to finish school. Although he was an athlete in high school, he soon fell in love with music. Since the mid 90s Bryce has entertained crowds of all sizes with his smoky vocals and his cleverly written songs. Bryce moved to Nashville after high school where he soaked up everything he could learn about the music business. Soon, he was getting lots of attention back in his hometown of Trenton and moved back there to further his country music career. He’s well on his way now and will have the house rocking when he and his band play at the SOSMP Saturday, Aug.17.

 

Doors to the Music Hall open at 6 p.m. and shows begin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday night. Free Admission, great dinner menu with weekend specials (12 oz prime rib Friday night!), full service bar, dancing encouraged!

 

For more info on the SOSMP, please go to

www.musicliveshere.com, email spirit@musicliveshere.com or call the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) at 386-364-1683.

The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is located at 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak, Fla, 32060, 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!

 

Sirc Michaels, Cast and Crew of "Evil Dead: The Musical". Photo copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

Sirc Michaels, Cast and Crew of “Evil Dead: The Musical”. Photo copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

The Cast of “Evil Dead: The Musical” invaded the NSPCA “Out of the Gutters” bowling fundraiser at Sam’s Town yesterday afternoon.

The event, which paired celebrities and guests for a day of bowling, raised money to feed and care for the more than 800 animals currently at the NSPCA shelter in Las Vegas.

Cast Members Ben Stobber, Lorie Palkow and  Lynnae Meyers from "Evil Dead: The Musical".  Photo copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

Cast Members Ben Stobber, Lorie Palkow and Lynnae Meyers from “Evil Dead: The Musical”. Photo copyright Larry Cunningham/CFM

“Evil Dead: The Musical” cast member Lorie Palkow won the raffle for an enormous basket of animal toys and goodies.

There was a big turnout for this fun event and Caesars Entertainment donated a check for $1,000 which will be added to the proceeds from the day’s event to help fund all of the great works done by the NSPCA.

For more information on the NSPCA and all of their great events, check out http://www.nevadaspca.org/.

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For more information on “Evil Dead: The Musical” which runs Friday and Saturday nights at the V Theatre at Planet Hollywood, check out http://www.evildeadlasvegas.com/

“Game of Thrones” At 2013 Comic Con

Article by Stefanie Sherwood.  Photos copyright Brigid Sherwood.

Peter Dinklage.  Photo copyright Brigid Sherwood.

Peter Dinklage. Photo copyright Brigid Sherwood.

A large number of the cast from Game of Thrones where welcomed to Comic Con 2013, Peter Dinklage, George R.R. Martin, Emilia Clarke, Michelle Fairley, Kit Harington, Rachael Madden, Esme Bianco, Rose Leslie, and John Bradley where all in attendance. With George among those on the panel, talk of the last books did come up, but no real timeline was given. He did, however, promise to speed up the writing for fear of the show passing him up. There was also talk of the Red Wedding and how each of the cast members had to deal with such a dramatic loss. There were many tears on set as each realized that it was their last days on set together. As if to lift spirits, there was a surprise appearance of Jason Momoa, who ran in, kissed Clarke and ran back out screaming “I’m not dead, yet!” Not much was said about season four, though when asked the cast all agreed on how excited they are about filming it. Season four is set to air Spring 2014.

George R.R. Martin.  Photo copyright Brigid Sherwood.

George R.R. Martin. Photo copyright Brigid Sherwood.

Article by Stefanie Sherwood.  Photos copyright Brigid Sherwood.
Karl Urban. Photo copyright Brigid Sherwood

Karl Urban. Photo copyright Brigid Sherwood

Karl Urban and Michael Ealy charmed their way into Comic Con this year as they promoted their new show Almost Human, along with their co-star Minka Kelly and the executive producer J.H. Wyman.
Photo copyright Brigid Sherwood

Photo copyright Brigid Sherwood

With an amazing clip that promises to delight audiences everywhere, no matter what genre they prefer, it gave us a glimpse of the action, drama and character that the show promises. John Kennex (Karl Urban) is an LAPD officer that gets partnered with Dorian (Michael Ealy) an android.  The drama comes from their job, of course, but also from John’s distrust of androids. As for Dorian, he really just wants to be human. His compassion is seen as a flaw in his programming according to John. The duo will have to overcome their differences and realize they are both living, sentient beings, in order to actually become partners.
 Almost Human premiers this November 4th at 8/7c pm.
Photo copyright Brigid Sherwood

Photo copyright Brigid Sherwood

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Scarefest 2013 continues to add special guests and events to their lineup for the September 13-15th show at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, K Y.

Rutina Wesley from "True Blood" Copyright Portrait Face Studios

Rutina Wesley from “True Blood” Copyright Portrait Face Studios

Adding to the lineup of “True Blood” stars at the 2013 event are Rutina Wesley who plays Tara on the hit show and Jim Parrack who played Hoyt.  They will be joining Sam Trammell who plays Sam Merlotte and Janina Gavankar who played Luna.

Jim Parrack from "True Blood"

Jim Parrack from “True Blood”

 

Also added to the event for this year will be Sam Witwer who plays Aidan on the Syfy show “Being Human”.

Sam Witwer from Syfy's "Being Human"

Sam Witwer from Syfy’s “Being Human”

 

They will join celebs such as “The Walking Dead”‘s Chandler Riggs, Josh Gates from “Destination Truth” and Paranormal stars such as Aaron Goodwin from “Ghost Adventures”, Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Grant Wilson from “Ghost Hunters” and John Zaffis from “Haunted Collector”.

For more information on the 2013 Scarefest or to purchase tickets, visit http://scarefestcon.com.

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Tap into Tehama is coordinated by a small group of ambitious visionaries looking to create an event that shares the community spirit of our growing area with locals and visitors alike.

Our event will feature…

  • A musical performance from Ellis and the Alchemists

  • A wine garden featuring a variety of regional vineyards

  • Shuttle services for attendees exiting the event

  • A host of 25+ breweries, sampling their finest beers…

The rapid development of micro-brew over the course of the past two decades has strong roots in the Northern California region. The likes of Sierra Nevada, Eel River, and Lost Coast have drawn national attention to our area… Though as the number of breweries grow, there is often more varieties available than most beer enthusiasts can readily sample and enjoy.

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Breweries

 

Sierra Nevada
Inspired by the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains, our beers are designed to be as bold, wild and unwavering as those storied granite peaks. With respect to tradition and an unbridled passion for innovation, Sierra Nevada beers are inspired by the philosophy that anything is possible. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of craft beer and we look forward to the day that flavorful beers are the standard throughout the world.

Ninkasi
Ninkasi Brewing Company is dedicated to brewing the highest quality craft beers in support of culture, community, and the uniqueness of each individual and their passions—while evoking as much enjoyment as possible along the way! we believe in and are committed to sharing experiences that create value for our customers, our partners, and our communities in service to our core purpose: to Perpetuate Better Living. Beer is a staple of civilization. Believe in the Goddess.

Mad River
Brew Master Bob Smith’s dream to open a small brewery specializing in craft beers started in the late seventies. In 1977 Bob became a member of the original group that founded the “Humbrewers Guild”. Excursions to buy brewing supplies led Bob to Ken Grossman’s Homebrew Shop in Chico, California. After Ken shared his plans to build a brewery in Chico to be called Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Bob became determined to found a similar brewery in Humboldt County. Bob’s contact with Ken becomes pivatol in the founding of Mad River. In the spring of 1989 Sierra Nevada, having outgrown its starting brewery and with a new larger plant under construction, offered to sell their original equipment to Smith. At this point the micro brewery business in general had proven its viability and the overall financial climate had changed so financing looked possible. Smith developed a prospectus and by fall found the investors necessary to establish the corporation known as Mad River Brewing Company.

Lagunitas
The Lagunitas Brewing Co. was not so much an act of ordinary ‘foundling’ as it was willed into being by the unspoken desire of supportive beer-lovers in Northern California after which they continued to nurture their creation and urged us forward to fulfill the unifying needs of that same beer-loving diaspora from coast to coast and beyond. It is good to have friends!

21st Amendment
In 2000, Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan founded the 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco’s historic South Park neighborhood. The popular brewpub is now at the heart of the new city center, just south of the financial district and only two blocks from the San Francisco Giants baseball park. In addition to eight rotating taps of multiple award-winning hand-crafted house beers, the pub has been voted “Best Brewpub”, “Best Burger” and “Best Happy Hour” by the San Francisco press.

Speakeasy
Speakeasy has been making great craft beer in San Francisco since first opening in 1997. Our flagships are Big Daddy IPA, Prohibition Ale, and the seasonal releases Scarlett Red Rye and Tallulah Extra Pale Ale. With a love for the sinister and the underground, Speakeasy operates out of a corner of this city once known as Butchertown.

Eel River
As avid home-brewers, co-owners Ted Vivatson and Margaret Frigon had a vision of excellent hand-crafted beer and great food in historic surroundings. The vision came to fruition in 1995 and the beer began to flow at the former site of the Clay Brown Redwood lumber mill in Fortuna, California.

ACE
We have been making ACE ciders for 15 years in the beautiful Sebastopol area of Sonoma County in California; right along side of famous world renowned wine makers.  Thanks to Ace Hard Cider – America’s Best – the cider business in America is growing rapidly, There really is a refreshing alternative to simply beer and it’s Ace’s!

Lost Coast
The Lost Coast Brewery and Café began with a common dream.  In 1986 Barbara Groom, a pharmacist, and Wendy Pound, a family counselor, wondered what it would require to start their own brewpub.  After years of experimental home brewing, planning and studying, which included visiting scores of pubs in England & Wales, Barbara and Wendy were ready to transform their dream into a reality.

Fall River
Fall River Brewing Company was founded during the winter of 2011 when John and Amanda Hutchings wrote out separate “bucket” lists. One of the items on both lists was the desire to own their own business. John, the founder and co-owner of the company, had been a home brewer and had developed a passion for the craft. He had found something that he genuinely enjoyed doing and would spend many nights brewing beer until the early hours of the morning. This passion continued to grow as John learned more about the craft. From this, John and Amanda decided to create Fall River Brewing Company and share the passion for craft beer to those within the Intermountain area.And More…

BB-S5B-Key-Art-560Finally! Breaking Bad returns this Sun., Aug. 11 at 9/8c. Looking for ways to distract yourself until then? Here are ten ways to get ready for Episode 9, “Blood Money.”

1. Catch up with Breaking Bad via a Season 4 and 5 marathon starting this Fri., Aug. 9 at 3PM/2c with the Season 4 Premiere, “Box Cutter.”

2. Watch the Breaking Bad Countdown Mashup trailer that premiered at Comic-Con 2013.

3. View six sneak peek photos from the Premiere .

4. Bookmark Breaking Bad Story Sync, the interactive, two-screen experience for your smartphone, tablet or Internet Browser during the premiere broadcast.

5. Check out Breaking Bad: All Bad Things, a comic book recap of the first four-and-a-half seasons.

6. Watch Walter White’s transformation into Heisenberg via 30 recap videos, released daily until the premiere on Sunday.

7. Use the Breaking Bad Name Lab to transform your name with elemental symbols (just like the show’s logo).

8. Enter the Breaking Bad Quick Fix Sweepstakes for your chance to win $15,000 and a $1,000 Urban Outfitters gift card.

9. Sign up for Breaking News: the Breaking Bad Newsletter to keep up-to-date and possibly win swag.

10. Find out about Talking Bad, the new LIVE after show hosted by Chris Hardwick and airing Sunday nights at 11/10c following all-new episodes of Breaking Bad and AMC’s new original series, Low Winter Sun.

And don’t forget you can always join the ongoing conversation with fellow fans in the Breaking Bad Talk forum.

Breaking Bad returns this Sun., Aug. 11 at 9/8c followed by AMC’s new original series Low Winter Sun at 10/9c.

Source AMC Breaking Bad Blog