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Top Western Cities Celebrate New Year’s 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Keith Bansemer   
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 15:27

New York is not alone this New Year’s Eve.  Large western American cities are also set to host their own, unforgettable, New Year’s 2013 parties. The west coast often flies under-the-radar when it comes to receiving national attention for ball-dropping bashes.

“Media attention for the New Year’s Eve countdown is usually on New York, USA; Sydney, Australia; and London, England.  America’s western cities host great events, too,” observes Keith Bansemer, Director of Internet Marketing, at Shindigz.com, a leading, American party products store. “We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite, western city New Year’s celebrations.”

#1 - Las Vegas, Nevada

One of the hottest spots in the country for hosting a New Year’s Eve party is Las Vegas, home to glitzy entertainment. Las Vegas has become the host to a weeklong countdown kickoff. From the obvious thrill of the casinos to the abundance of late night clubs, party-goers can immerse themselves in events throughout the city.

Legendary Latin pop star, Pitbull, will perform on December 28 and 29 at The Pearl Concert Theatre inside of the Palms Resort Casino. Partygoers can rock to The Killers for two exclusive nights on December 28 and 29 before going to bridge with the Red Hot Chili Peppers on the evening of December 31 at The Cosmopolitan. Fireworks across the city will follow at midnight and be accompanied alongside a live DJ and open bar.

Those looking to end the year on the softer side can catch The Black Keys performing at The Hard Rock Hotel on December 30 and 31. The atmosphere will allow one to sit back, sip a little scotch on the rocks, and take in the smooth sounds of the bluesy, rock band. Top off the night with a party on the Bridge at the New York-New York Hotel and ring in the New Year with live entertainment and trendy drinks.

#2 - Los Angeles, California

Year-round, party-goers flock to Los Angeles to satisfy their need for entertainment. With everything from high-profile celebrity parties to a low-key party under the stars, Los Angeles has it all New Year’s Eve, as well.

Party guests will appreciate two floors of entertainment overlooking Beverly Hills at The Shangrila. Satisfy thirsts near poolside cabanas as live DJ’s spin the records. For something different, ring in the New Year at one of the hottest night clubs with Cirque NYE 2012, complete with all of the rudimentary New Year’s Eve novelties. Finally, go dressed in the best god and goddess costumes at My Studio Hollywood’s New Year’s bash.

#3 - Seattle, Washington

In the Pacific Northwest, jump on ship and sail aboard the love boat at Lake Union Park in Seattle. Guest will enjoy an evening under the stars sharing d’oeuvres, music, and an optimistic look into the New Year 2013 before enjoying a complimentary champagne toast under a firework lit sky at midnight.

For something a little more hardcore, attend any one of a number of Seattle’s nightclubs. From the Inferno to the Republiq, the nightclubs of Seattle are a popular place for an all-night New Year’s Eve celebration. As a can’t miss way to kick into the new year, spend an evening of laughter at the Xtreme Theatresports as four teams of five comedians bash it out in an all-out comedic title battle before the 2013 fireworks explode.

#4 - Portland, Oregon

Attend the self-proclaimed “epic gala” that is the 22nd Annual Champagne Ball at the Hilton of Portland. As one of the most popular city parties, guests are invited to ring in the New Year among the other thousand guests in attendance. Enjoy the countdown with parties in four eclectic themed rooms and on three dance floors. The Radical Revolution will pay tribute to the rockin’ eighties and the biggest named DJ’s in the city will be spin on the ones and twos, all before sharing in the city’s largest champagne ball countdown.

Portland will also host the 12th annual New Year’s Eve Barfly Bus Tour. Bar-hoppers will have access to eight-ten bars with no cover charge, hors d’oeuvres, and all of the party paraphernalia imaginable.

#5 - San Francisco, California

San Francisco has everything from the most vivacious to mellow of New Year’s Eve events. Couples can board the Speak Easy Cruise on the San Francisco Bay and enjoy a four hour excursion while admiring the fireworks overhead.  Others can attend a black-tie affair aboard one of the city’s most sought after harbors at the New Year’s Eve Family Gala and enjoy entertainment throughout the evening until the ball drops.

Many will simply frequent a local bar just before hitting the pier to watch fireworks light up the skyline at the stroke of midnight. San Francisco is one of the most diverse cities on the west coast and offers something to ring in baby New Year for everyone.

 
"Fancypants" A FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM starring Roddy Piper & Robert Carradine will be showing at Nova 6 Cinemas in Moline, IL. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Don Albert   
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 14:00
Family Friendly Film "FANCYPANTS" Will be showing at Nova 6 Cinemas
Nova 6 Cinemas presents:
"Fancypants" A Family Friendly Film, Theatrical Screening:
Starting, Friday, December 21st at Nova 6 Cinemas in Moline, IL.
2018 36th Avenue, Moline, IL.  (click link for movie times)
Featuring some of the Cast/Crew to do a Q & A after the evening screenings on Opening night, Friday, December 21st and Saturday.

 
You Have to Hear this Soldier's Amazing Voice PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Baron   
Monday, 17 December 2012 15:37
Soldier with Amazing Voice Sings "I'll Be Home for Christmas" from Afghanistan


Around Christmas time, our troops miss their families more than ever. They sacrifice that time with their families in order to protect us, but sometimes they still get homesick.

Your heart will break when you hear this Army soldier in Afghanistan who recorded a video of herself singing "I'll Be Home for Christmas" for her family back home! CLICK HERE FOR THE SONG!

There are only 10 days left until Christmas, and we're quickly running out of time to send support to those 68,000 troops in Afghanistan who need it!

We know times are tough and many families are tightening their belts around the holidays, but think about how much joy you can bring to the hearts of our soldiers, marines, airmen and sailors this Christmas. Care packages start at just $24.99, enabling you to send a care packages full of goodies to someone overseas, just to remind them that we care. 

Think about how lonely it can get for our troops in Afghanistan, many are on isolated bases where they cannot easily keep in contact with their families back home. Some troops hardly ever receive mail from home, some troops sadly never get anything.

But we can change that! Please dig deep and send some support this Christmas. It can make all the difference to a lonely troop who is missing his or her family and just want's to know that someone remembers them. It could be the only mail they receive all year, and give them a huge morale boost!

Please support our troops and sponsor a holiday
care package now for our troops this Christmas.



The battle wages on in Afghanistan as our US-led coalition trains the Afghan security forces. They are in harm's way so that we enjoy our Independence and Liberty. That is why we are celebrating every one of our heroes during the Christmas season.

 
Jim McDonough - Holiday Grande 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Adler Theatre   
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 16:10

It's beginning to SOUND a lot like Christmas!  "Iowa's Own Pianist" Jim McDonough is bringing an all-new production benefitting Camp Courageous of Iowa to the Adler Theatre on Saturday, December 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Holiday Grande 2012 is a spectacular stage production featuring International Steinway Concert and Recording Artist, Jim McDonough.  Jim will be joined by his 14-piece orchestra and a cast of singers and dancers performing your favorite Christmas music and other all-time favorites!  This dazzling event is a grand combination of beautiful music, elaborate sets and costumes and the true spirit of the season.  For more information about Jim McDonough, visit PianoFavorites.com

 
THE 'REAL JOHN LENNON,' REVEALED AT LAST PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tim Bueler   
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 08:48
Man who knew him says new movie project 'Genius' gets it right

Conducting interviews on this topic is the author of the new book "The Beatles, God and the Bible" as well as a new video, "Genius," Ray Comfort.

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The man called upon by the Beatles to run their record division, and named as the U.S. manager of their Apple Records beginning in 1968, says a new short movie project, "Genius," gets the story right about John Lennon.

The project, by evangelist Ray Comfort, has been described as a new and chilling movie on the life and tragic murder of Lennon.

"It's chilling because it reveals what people will do for money," said Comfort. "There are ordinary people out there who would kill you. All they need is the right money and the belief that they won't get caught."

Just before he was murdered, John Lennon told Playboy magazine that he didn't want to die at 40. Ironically the famous singer was gunned down at the age of 40 by a man who killed him just because he wanted to become famous.

"John Lennon was a musical genius," says Comfort. "All I have to do is think of some of his songs and even the titles make me feel good...and I'm not the only one. His music has crossed cultures and even generations. The Beatles have sold more than 2,303,500,000 record albums, and in June of 2012 they hit number one on iTunes. They are as big now as they ever were and they're half dead - with the tragic loss of Lennon and Harrison."

Ken Mansfield, who was a member of the Beatles inner sanctum for years and was on top of the Apple building in London as the Fab Four played for the last time, said, "'Genius' will open your eyes."

He says he knew the real John Lennon, and "That's who we have portrayed in 'Genius' - the real John Lennon."

Comfort said, "It has twists and turns that you don't expect. 'Genius' shows another unheard of side of John Lennon and that will certainly 'open your eyes,' as Ken Mansfield so aptly said."

The movie was released for free viewing on GeniusTheMovie.com. and is available online.

Scheduled for release this weekend is the companion book written by Comfort,
"The Beatles, God and the Bible."

The book and video are in the tradition of his stunning "1803 short feature that accompanied Comfort's "Hitler, God and the Bible."

Not too many people know that John Lennon met Paul McCartney while at a church function, or that John was a choirboy. Nor do they know that at the height of their fame in 1965, all four Beatles professed to be atheists.

Yet in 1980, John had moved from proudly stating that they were more popular than Jesus, to humbly saying: "I'm a most religious fellow ... I was brought up a Christian, and I only now understand some of the things that Christ was saying in those parables." As a young man, George Harrison wrote, "I want to find God. I'm not interested in material things, this world, fame - I'm going for the real goal." Later in life, Ringo Starr said, "For me, God is in my life. I don't hide from that." In the 1990s, Paul McCartney said, "I'm not religious, but I'm very spiritual." He prayed for his wife when she was having trouble giving birth to their daughter, and his 2001 song "Freedom" spoke of freedom as "a right given by God."

Little has been said of the spiritual side of the world's most famous music group. "The Beatles, God, and the Bible" changes that with its unique and fascinating insight into the spirituality of the Fab Four.

Mansfield also wrote the forward for the book.

Ray Comfort is the founder/president/CEO of Living Waters Publications. From humble beginnings, the ministry has become internationally recognized, reaching the lost and equipping Christians with every necessary resource to fulfill the great commission. In addition to his main ministry, Ray is co-host (with Kirk Cameron) of the award-winning television program "The Way of the Master," which airs in 70 countries around the world. He also co-hosts a daily radio program by the same name, airing on the Sirius Satellite Radio Network and hundreds of terrestrial stations. Ray is a bestselling author of more than 60 books. He and his wife, Sue, live in Southern California, where they have three grown children.

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