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RATT, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Lita Ford Friday, August 16, 2013 On sale Friday, May 24 at 10 am PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Stephani Nagle   
Monday, 20 May 2013 13:51

Hard rock will come alive this summer when the foursome of Ratt, Sebastian Bach, Dokken and Lita Ford hit the road stopping at the iWireless Center on Friday, August 16, 2013 for over five hours of Arena Rock. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 24 at 10 am.

 

Ratt lead singer Stephen Pearcy and original bassist Juan Croucier have reunited with band mates for a night of Ratt's greatest hits including Round and Round, Lay it Down, You're in Love, Back For More, Wanted Man, Lack of Communication, You Think You're Tough, I Want a Woman and more.

 

Sebastian Bach has sold in excess of 20 million records worldwide as lead singer with his former band, Skid Row and as a solo artist. I Remember You, 18 & Life, Slave to the Grind, Monkey Business and Youth Gone Wild were among the many hits with Bach on Vocals. Since departing the band, Bach has produced chart topping records and his most recent billboard chart topping solo album, Kicking and Screaming, has been met with universal acclaim and praise. Far from just being a multi-platinum recording artist, his career over the past decade includes starring roles on Broadway in Jekyll & Hyde and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

 

Dokken a hard-rock staple has accumulated numerous charting singles throughout their iconic career including Breaking the Chains, In My Dreams, You Just got Lucky, Into the Fire, Burning Like a Flame, Heaven Sent and Kiss of Death and has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide.

 

Lita Ford broke into heavy metal with the Runaways and later released multiple solo albums. Her most successful album to date, Lita, featured Ford's first hit, Kiss Me Deadly. She scored her first Top Ten single with the ballad Close My Eyes Forever a duet with Ozzy Osbourne.

 

Ticket prices are $25.00 and $35.00 with a limited number of $50.00 VIP seats also available and go on sale Friday, May 24 at 10 am. Tickets are available at the iWireless Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, and on-line at www.ticketmaster.com


 

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Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at the Adler PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adler Theatre   
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 15:05
Stephen King, John Mellencamp & T Bone Burnett Present: GHOST BROTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY

The southern gothic, supernatural musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, written by Stephen King, with music by John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett, is coming to the Adler Theatre on Sunday, November 3.  You are invited to purchase tickets in advance this Thursday, May 16 at 10AM until 10PM.  Click on the "Find Tickets" link below and use the special offer code: GHOST.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 17.

Listen to Ghost Brothers music and view the trailer at: ghostbrothersofdarklandcounty.com

 
Smokey Robinson's June 7, 2013 iWireless Center Date Cancelled PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Stephani Nagle   
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 15:42

The June 7, 2013 Smokey Robinson concert at the iWireless Center has been cancelled due to a personal scheduling conflict. Refunds will be available at the original point of purchase beginning Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 10 am.

The iWireless Center will offer all patrons who purchased Smokey Robinson tickets the opportunity to purchase tickets for Chicago at the iWireless Center scheduled for June 17, 2013 at a $10 per ticket discount.

 

 

 

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De Witt Operahouse Theater Presents "Back Road Blues" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Modern American Cinema   
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:50

Greetings from Modern American Cinema! The next film in the De Witt Operahouse Film Series will be Back Road Blues, directed by Blake Eckard, will be screening at 2PM on Sunday, May 19th.

Location:
De Witt Operahouse Theater
712 6th Ave
De Witt, IA 52742-1638
Plot:
When a drifter is slowly working his way towards home, he finds himself without money. He ends up finding a job that doesn't pay much, but it will do for now. While working he gets to know another young man who started a month earlier, and the two eventually bond. What follows is a story of drifters trying to move on.

"A minor masterpiece, Back Road Blues is hilariously absurd and tragic- like America itself" says Dennis Grunes, author of A Short Chronology Of World Cinema
Back Road Blues is the second movie written, produced, directed, and edited by Missouri based filmmaker Blake Eckard. In June 2004, after Eckard spent four years working on a film about the Sasquatch Oregon, he returned to his hometown of Stanberry and wrote a thirty page script. Two months later shot the film in seven straight days on 16mm recans (film that has been open, loaded into the camera, but not used). The film was originally intended for broadcast on PBS. It had short theatrical release during the summer of 2008 in Toronto, Canada through a company called Film We Like. In 2012, Back Road Blues along with three other titles from Blake Eckard were picked up for distribution by Modern American Cinema, LLC (distributors of Capone's Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye).
Modern American Cinema is Iowa based independent media distributor with interests in both broadcast and theatrical exhibition. Founded in 2010 by Rock Island native, Kristian Day (director of Capone's Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye and Brent Houzenga: Hybrid Pioneer), the company distributes between five to six films per year to art houses, student cinemas, and rural town theaters.
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Jazz and Popsicles Open Free Concert Series in West Branch PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adam Prato   
Friday, 10 May 2013 15:05

WEST BRANCH, IOWA— “Jazz and Pop” will kick off this year’s Music on the Village Green concert series in West Branch, Iowa. The award-winning West Branch High School Jazz Band, followed by student a cappella singers, performs on Friday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. Main Street West Branch will hand out free popsicles during “Jazz and Pop”.

Following the May 24 performance Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, in cooperation with Main Street West Branch, invites visitors to a series of special musical events each Thursday night in June. The weekly performances feature folk band The Hollands (June 6), bluesman Kevin “BF” Burt (June 13), guitarist Scott Cawelti (June 20), and bluegrass band The Feralings (June 27). The concerts are free and begin at 7:00 p.m. at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa.

“We’re excited about the bands coming to perform this year,” said park superintendent Pete Swisher, “and about bringing the community together around events in Herbert Hoover National Historic Site.”

The outdoor concerts will take place on the village green at the intersection of Parkside Drive and Main Street in historic downtown West Branch.  The village green provides a classic small town setting in which to enjoy an evening of free entertainment.  There is ample parking nearby, and people are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or ground blankets.

Scott Cawelti’s performance on June 20 is courtesy of Humanities Iowa, a private, non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go online at www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

110 Parkside Drive

PO Box 607

West Branch, Iowa 52358


319 643-2541 phone

319 643-7864 fax

www.nps.gov/heho


Twitter: @HooverNPS

Facebook: HerbertHooverNHS

 
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