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Paul McCartney's ROCKSHOW Comes to the Big Screen Beginning May 15 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Versa Manos   
Friday, 19 April 2013 15:00
SpectiCast and Eagle Rock Entertainment partner to bring this digitally remastered classic concert film, ROCKSHOW, back to the big screen in over 750 cities worldwide for the first time in over 20 years.

Philadelphia, PA – SpectiCast, in association with Eagle Rock Entertainment, is pleased to announce ROCKSHOW, a film depicting the legendary Paul McCartney and Wings on their epic 1975-1976 Wings Over The World tour. This galvanizing performance will premiere on the big screen in theaters in the UK on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 and worldwide beginning on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Although filmed on this tour at the enormous Kingdome in Seattle, ROCKSHOW, originally a cut down version of the concert, was not premiered until November 1980 in New York and April 1981 in London.
The film will premiere in the UK on Wednesday May 15 and at BAFTA in London on the same day.  Paul McCartney will be in attendance at the red carpet event. For the rest of the world, fans will have a unique opportunity to see the film beginning the very next day, Thursday, May 16.  The film will be shown at nearly one thousand playdates at theaters in over 700 cities worldwide, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cape TownSydneyRomeWarsawBucharestPrague, HamburgSan Paolo, Rio DeJaneiro, Buenos Aires, and many other cities across the U.S, Mexico, Asia, Europe, and South America.  These special theatrical presentations will include a bonus 12-minute interview with McCartney.
For Wings Across America, Paul brought with him one the most sophisticated and dazzling rock shows of the mid-Seventies (it was a time when nobody worried about extravagance or expense) and the band would eventually perform to more than 600,000 people at 31 shows in the US and Canada, ending with three mind-bending nights at The Forum in Los Angeles. It’s no exaggeration to say that the demand that greeted Paul McCartney & Wings (Linda McCartney, Joe English, Denny Laine and Jimmy McCulloch) in the spring of 1976 as they embarked on what would become their one and only North American tour was overwhelming.  Having released four consecutive chart busting albums including Red Rose Speedway, Band on the Run, Venus and Mars and Wings at the Speed of Sound – not to mention 1973’s Academy Award-winning James Bond theme “Live and Let Die” – Paul’s solo career was in full flight… and having not performed in the States for 10 years, either solo or with The Beatles, excitement had reached fever pitch.
Now Paul gives fans the chance to be able to immerse themselves in a concert that is destined to live forever.
@PaulMcCartney
Tickets for ROCKSHOW are available at participating theater box offices and online at http://www.rockshowonscreen.com. This digitally enhanced film event will be screened in over 750 select theatres across the world.
ABOUT THE FILM
SETLIST                       
1.-3. “Venus And Mars”/“RockShow”/ “Jet”
4. “Let Me Roll It”
5. “Spirits Of Ancient Egypt”
6. “Medicine Jar”
7. “Maybe I’m Amazed”
8. “Call Me Back Again”
9. “Lady Madonna”
10. “The Long And Winding Road”
11. “Live And Let Die”
12. “Picasso’s Last Words”
13. “Richard Cory”
14. “Bluebird”
15. “I’ve Just Seen A Face”
16. “Blackbird”
17. “Yesterday”
18. ”You Gave Me The Answer”
19. “Magneto And Titanium Man”
20. “Go Now”
21. “My Love”
22. “Listen To What The Man Said”
23. “Let ‘Em In”
24. “Time To Hide”
25. “Silly Love Songs”
26. “Beware My Love”
27. “Letting Go”
28. “Band on the Run”
29. “Hi, Hi, Hi”
30. “Soily”
Running time: 141 minutes, including an exclusive 12-minute prerecorded interview with Paul McCartney only available as part of the theatrical release.
About Eagle Rock Entertainment
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV and Digital Media in the world. Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programmes, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle’s TV library features over 2,000 hours of programming and there are over 800 titles currently available worldwide on DVD, Blu-Ray and digitally.
About SpectiCast
SpectiCast is the fastest growing all-digital private network company in North America, distributing film, cultural arts events, and alternative content to both theatrical and non-theatrical venues.
SpectiCast's distributes 3D and 2D content over several digital media platforms including DCP, Blu-ray and its proprietary Digital Theatre Network™ to deliver the highest quality digital audiovisual experience using the industry's most advanced technologies. SpectiCast provides exhibitors with a low cost and high quality digital deliver system to exhibit the world's best independent film and alternative content. For distributors, producers and content rights holders, SpectiCast provides access to hundreds of art house, independent, and chain theaters as well as performing arts centers, museums, schools, and other non-traditional exhibition venues over a network that has world-wide reach. SpectiCast is a privately owned and operated firm based in Philadelphia, PA.

 
An Evening with Smokey Robinson PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Stephanie Nagle   
Thursday, 18 April 2013 07:06

Friday, June 7 - 8 pm

His First Appearance in the Quad Cities

On Sale Friday April 26 at 10 am

Don't miss an unforgettable night of classic hits on Friday, June 7 at 8 pm when Motown Legend Smokey Robinson performs at the i wireless Center for one night only. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 26 at 10 am.

 

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Robinson founded The Miracles while still in high school. The group's single of Robinson's "Shop Around" became Motown's first #1 hit on the R&B singles chart. In the years following, Robinson continued to pen hits for the group including "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," "Ooo Baby Baby," "The Tracks of My Tears," "Going to a Go-Go," "More Love," "Tears of a Clown" and "I Second That Emotion." Smokey's solo career included top hits "Cruisin", "Being With You"," Just to See Her" and "One Heartbeat".

 

During the course of his 50-year career in music, Robinson has accumulated more than 4,000 songs to his credit, became Vice President of Motown Records and continues to thrill sold-out audiences around the world with his high tenor voice, impeccable timing, and profound sense of lyric.   In 1987, Robinson was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Two years later, in 1989, he was inducted to the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. In 1991 he won the Heritage Award at the Soul Train Music Awards. In 1993, Robinson was awarded a medal at the National Medal of Arts. Never resting on his laurels, Smokey Robinson remains a beloved icon in our musical heritage.

 

Ticket prices are $29.50 and $49.50 with a limited number of $69.50 tickets also available. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 26 at 10 am and are available at the i wireless Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online and www.ticketmaster.com. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit Genesis Health Systems.

 
A Night of Music at the Figge PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Emily Timmons   
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 14:32

Davenport, Iowa (April 16, 2013) – The Figge features two musicians this Thursday, April 18 for a FREE night of music.

University of Iowa violinist Katie Wolfe, who has played in eleven countries all over the world, will play in the Figge Lobby at 6 p.m., and will welcome a brief question and answer session following her performance.

Singer-songwriter Abbie Sawyer, the lead singer of soul-rock-Indie band Bermuda Report, will perform a musical tour of five artworks from the Figge’s permanent collection and special exhibitions at 7 p.m.

After each performance, Sawyer will discuss the connections between her musical interpretations and the artworks. Come ready to share your own interpretation of both the sights and sounds of this one-night-only experience.

Each Thursday, the Figge offers a different experience to the public, such as a lecture, class, performance or other special activity. Most Thursdays begin at 5 p.m. with a cash bar and light snacks. Museum admission is free on Thursdays after 5 p.m.

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Mother's Day Weekend! Chonda Pierce returns to Davenport! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adler Theatre   
Monday, 15 April 2013 08:09

Chonda Pierce

"Girl Talk"

7:00 p.m. May 9

Adler Theater
136 East Third Street
Davenport, Iowa

With special guest: Geoff Moore

A Mother's Day Weekend to Remember!

Chonda Pierce, The Queen of Clean Comedy is hitting the road to bring you her cheerful unpretentious Southern charm, a healthy dose of laughter and a whole bag of new tricks you won’t want to miss.

Girl Talk with Chonda Pierce and special guest Geoff Moore is an unscripted and fun-filled take on a talk show atmosphere.

Tickets are on sale now!
* Tickets are $22 & $27
* Groups of 10+ are $19 (price level 2 ticket area only)
* Call (563) 326-8522 or email the Box Office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to arrange group seating.

Tickets available here:
* Adler Theatre Box Office
* Online at Ticketmaster here: Get Tickets
* Charge by phone at 800-745-3000
* and at all Ticketmaster outlets

Adler Theatre Box Office:
136 East Third Street
Davenport, Iowa 52801
Phone 563-326-8555
The Adler Theatre Box Office operates Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The Box Office is closed on weekends and evenings, unless it is an event day where hours will vary.

Internet Purchasing: Online at Ticketmaster here: Get Tickets

Charge By Phone: call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000

Ticketmaster Outlets:
· Bettendorf, IA: HY-Vee, 2900 Devils Glenn Rd.
· Davenport, IA: HY-Vee, 2200 West Kimberly Rd.
· Davenport, IA: Walmart, 3101 West Kimberly Rd.
· Davenport, IA: Walmart, 5811 Elmore Ave.
· Moline, IL: Walmart, 3930 - 44th Avenue Dr.
· Silvis, IL: HY-Vee, 2001 5th St.

Event website and information: Adler Events

 
Thunder Power releases new video for "Winter Lingering"12 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Will   
Thursday, 11 April 2013 14:36
With one last wintry blast taking hold of much of the US, it seemed like an appropirate time for Thunder Power to release their new video for their track "Winter Lingering." It's the Omaha-based group's second official video for a song off of their recent album "Volumes," which was released in December 2012 via Slumber Party Records. The video is based around the amazing world of comic artist Chris Ware (author of "Jimmy Corrigan," "Rusty Brown," "Building Stories," et al).
Here's a link to the video (feel free to share!): http://youtu.be/gqjG3X9ESdI
ABOUT THE VIDEO
The video for "Winter Lingering" is set in an Omaha inhabited by the likes of Rusty Brown, Chalky White and Jason Lint -- characters from comic artist Chris Ware's ongoing graphic novel "Rusty Brown."
ABOUT "VOLUMES"
After six years of what seems to be an ever-revolving cast, Thunder Power remains the collective musical outlet of a group of friends residing in Omaha, anchored by constant members Alex Boardman, Will Silvey Simons and Ian Simons.
After putting out four EPs (two solo, two split), they finally released their debut LP "Volumes" this past December on Slumber Party Records. "Volumes," recorded at ARC Studios in Omaha, features 11 tracks that capture the band’s musical approach of attempting to reach peak instrumental lushness, all balanced by the off-putting beauty (and sometimes frailness) of introverted songwriting.
Thunder Power's next show is May 31st at Slowdown in Omaha where the vinyl ediion of "Volumes" will be availble for purchase for the first time.

 
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