Flora Cash @Neptune Theatre

Flora Cash

Swedish-American husband and wife indie pop duo Flora Cash opened at Neptune Theatre last week in Seattle. The members discovered each others’ music on Soundcloud 6 years ago while living on opposite sides of the earth. They have yet to reveal the meaning of their catchy band name.

Their music which brought them together turned into a hit single (top 10 on the charts) ‘You’re Somebody Else’ and a sold out show. Their onstage chemistry captivated the audience. Watch their Neptune performance below.

Flora Cash @ Neptune Theatre

Lovelytheband @ Seattle Neptune Theatre

lovelytheband

LA based indie pop band lovelytheband performed at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre on April 20th, AKA ‘weed’s’ birthday – so the lead singer declared, and went on to sing a birthday song. The night was monumental for the trio as it was their first ever sold-out headliner show. Lead vocalist Mitchy Collins engaged with the crowd throughout the night and was more charismatic than one might originally assume.

Watch and feel the packed crowd’s energy and admiration at the Neptune as the band performs ‘Make You Feel Pretty’ below:

Lovelytheband @Neptune Theatre


Lovelytheband is most noted for their smash hit single ‘Broken’ – a song about loneliness in our populated world.
“I like that you’re broken, broken like me/ Maybe that makes me a fool/ I like that you’re lonely, lonely like me/ I could be lonely with you.”

Broken Video

Lovelytheband’s music brings light to issues that so many can relate to such as depression and anxiety – which the band members have all said they too have each experienced.

In most recent news, Lovelytheband released ‘Maybe, I’m Afraid’ Video which raises awareness about LGBTQ discrimnation.

More tour dates which are likely to sell out can be found here:

LovelyTheBand Upcoming Events



THE MOB MUSEUM

The Mob Museum

The National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement: a world-class interactive journey through true stories.

The Mob Museum located in Downtown Las Vegas provides a deep understanding and the deep impact of past criminal records in the US.

Being a totally non-profit organization, it offers an authentic view of historic crime from Las Vegas to the back alleys of American cities. The exhibits at the museum involve a wide array of sections portraying the Mob’s involvement in the illegal activities as well as the law enforcement to eliminate such practices.

The Mob Museum located at 300 Stewart Avenue, Fremont Street is dedicated to featuring the artifacts, stories, and history of organized crime in the US. Visit the museum to learn about the general history of crime in America which is definitely worth the cost and time you spend there.

Citizen Cope @ The Showbox in Seattle

Citizen Cope

Blues, soul, folk rocker Citizen Cope played two nights at Seattle’s The Showbox At the Market debuting songs from his long awaited ‘Heroin and Helicopters’ album – (his first in 6 years) named after Carlos Santana’s advice to stay away from the 2 H’s. His moving performance was one for all his fans to remember.

Lead singer Clarence Greenwood sings from the soul and audience members feel his optimism and positive outlook on life. His band members accompany him beautifully. From his own words on the music he creates…..

“It’s just about dealing with your own personal struggles and what I feel the coldness of society does to your life, I think everybody feels like there are elements in this world that are not so fuzzy and warm, and we see the harshness in the reality of life. Life is not an easy thing, but we need to look for a commonality of love and empathy that can conquer even the worse situations.”

“I don’t want people thinking I’m promoting heroin or anything. It’s so prophetic how we’re in this huge epidemic of people overdosing and prescription drugs. And then with the helicopter reference, that indulgence of getting somewhere really fast in our society — with material wealth, with all the short cuts of the Internet. I don’t think we’ve had the same kind of authentic art and culture as other generations had; When you look at Martin Luther King or Albert Einstein or some of the great writers and painters who have come before us, and leaders and athletes and stuff, it seems like we haven’t had the same level of input from our fellow man. Everything has been on hyperspeed to economic empowerment as opposed to personal growth and actually questioning the ills of society, and that’s something I think we should correct”

To connect with Citizen Cope and see them live visit:

Citizen Cope Profile & Events

WWE LIVE at Moda Center (Portland)

James Kemp
Staff Writer & Photographer

Moda Center, Portland, Or – When you think of sustained global success in the Sports Entertainment Industry you think none other than World Wrestling Entertainment or WWE.
The WWE puts out several live versions of their show a week and travel all over the globe to do so. They strive to bring the best product no matter where they travel.
This past weekend WWE’s RAW Brand made their trip up to Portland, Oregon to preform a Live Event on the Road to Wrestlemanina.

Several of the brands top performers like Female Royal Rumble Winner Auska, Roman Reigns, RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Raw Tag Team Champions The Bar, Finn Balor, Seth Rollins and Sasha Banks to name few. This show was nothing like what fans would see on TV, this version of WWE is much more stripped down, to the bare bones of the product.

WWE has their product and programming to a science that leaves the fans wanting more each time they come out to an event. Live wrestling events are the life blood of the industry and it is no different for WWE. Aside from TV tappings once or twice a week, WWE’s performers travel from city to city entertaining fans of all ages night in and night out giving them their moneys worth. Portland left feeling no different about this live event when it was all said and done.

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First Look Featuring Maiah Wynne, The Bar Pilots & Dj Oso Fresh (Portland)

James Kemp
Staff Writer/Photographer

In many communities, local music provides a rich environment for artists to grow, succeed and showcase their talents. One showcase that has taken the local scene by storm is First Look at The Analog Cafe, which is presented by Portland Metro Records and hosted by The Bar Pilots.

Each month First Look rolls out a unique showcase that helps promote local artists through many avenues in music. First is through Portland Metro programming such as TV appearances on Portland Metro Records’ Off The Record hosted by Rob Wessels; radio play on Fire Mondays as featured artists; professional photography; and a live performance at The Analog.

February’s edition boasted talent on the stage and off. DJ Oso Fresh spun his blend of hip-hop and rock-infused dance music. After, The Bar Pilots took the stage with their blend of high-energy hard rock and punk bass tones.

Once the crowd, which featured PDX’s own DJ LZ, heavy metal band Chemical Rage, cast and crew from TNT’s hit show The Librarians, and local artist Simran Gleason of SlowCamera Paparazzi was ready, on stepped Maiah Wynne. Wynne serenaded the crowd with two totally different folk sets that featured both full band and solo portions. She told a tale of life, love and struggle like that of Patti Smith while playing beautiful folk sounds through multiple instruments.

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Each month First Look features something new from the local music community. Stay tuned for next month’s installment of First Look at the Analog Theater and Cafe!

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Disney on Ice Presents: Frozen – Live in your Home Town!

Frozen

Get “Frozen” to Glory

If you want to treat your kids to the entertainment of a lifetime, then Disney On Ice’s Frozen should definitely be on your list. In fact, it is a perfect time to take a trip down memory lane, back to your childhood when you couldn’t wait for Disney cartoons to play on TV or be on your best behavior in order to get the next Disney book as a birthday present!

What can you expect from a live production of ‘Frozen’?

The film has managed to gain tremendous popularity over the world with dedicated fans of all age groups. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s recommended you do so, because the play is a shortened version of the Academy Award award-winning movie. It promises a winter wonderland that you have never seen before. You get to experience the magical world of Arendelle, with a good dose of jaw-dropping special effects and smooth skating skills thrown in.

The “freeze” behind Frozen

This is a great chance to see this movie transitioning from reel to real, which is fascinating to say the least. The story outlines the relationship between royal sisters, Anna and Elsa. Anna with her heart of gold and sets out on a journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa who is unable to control her powers and fears that she will be discovered. That is why she wishes to live in seclusion, so she can test her powers without restrictions. Anna is aided in her quest by rugged mountain man Kristoff, his every-loyal reindeer Sven, the adorable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls.

Enjoy the experience

The underlying theme of love conquering fear had been portrayed brilliantly on-screen, which boosts the anticipation in this case. As the audience, you also get to participate in the iconic songs such as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.” The show will captivate your attention with sophisticated lighting, props, projections and pyrotechnics to create some dazzling special effects as mentioned before. Whether it is the ice monster, or the fountain frozen by Elsa, it will be exciting to see how they pull it off!

Frozen is hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse who guide the audience through the plot as the story unfolds, with special appearances by numerous Disney favorites like Disney∙Pixar’s Toy Story and Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King. It is a sweet and emotional journey to discover true love!

The Improvised Shakespeare Company | Chicago ( iO Theater )

Improvised Shakespeare Company

Improvised Shakespeare Company
Improvised Shakespeare Company

Improvisation Paves the Way

Have you heard of the renowned Improvised Shakespeare Company (ISC)? If you are yet to learn about them or haven’t had the chance to witness a performance, you’ll want to snatch up the opportunity to see them at the iO Theater in Chicago! The ISC completes over a decade in 2017, and each show has received loads of accolades and praise from both audiences and critics.

About ISC

The quality of entertainment at The iO Theater is just like wine, which keeps getting better with every show. As is evident from the name, their main focus is on improvisation – no wonder they’ve been touted as Chicago’s best and funniest improv group by both the Chicago Reader and the Chicago Examiner! The group is also the proud recipient of the New York Nightlife Award for “Best Comedic Performance by a Group” and was honored by the Chicago Improv Foundation as its “Ensemble of the Year.” They have entertained audiences at prestigious events and functions such as the Piccolo Spoleto Fringe Festival, Off Broadway in New York City, Bonnaroo, the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, UCB’s Del Close Marathon, and Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and Chicago.

What can you expect from an ISC production?

If you enjoy humor and a good belly laugh, along with amusing comebacks and sharp innuendos, then attending the next show of ISC should be on top of your list. Based on one audience suggestion (a title for a play that has yet to be written), ISC devises a play by emulating Elizabethan styles and themes. The entire play is improvised – there is no planning, rehearsal or script involved here. With a hilarious take on “thee’s” and “thou’s”, each player contributes beautifully to the show, which consists of off-the-cuff comedy by using language and ideas of William Shakespeare. Your funny bone will be on overdrive due to an oddball mix of power struggles, star-crossed lovers, sprites, kings, queens, princesses, sword-play, rhyming couplets, asides, insults, persons in disguise, and anything that draws inspiration from the works of the great playwright. Since the play is conceptualized along the lines of improvisation, every performance is unique – one night you might see a tragedy, while the next show might switch gears with rib-tickling comedy!

All their shows have been sold out for the past few years, so please reserve your seats right now – it is a fantastic way to spend a night!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lewis Black

Lewis Black

When Black is White

It is said that a great comedian doesn’t say lines that are funny, but turns lines into funny. At times it’s blatantly obvious that the jokes, innuendos, or one-liners aren’t that laughable or you have heard of them before, and yet the audience is roaring with laughter. It’s all about delivery! How the comedian spits out his material is what introduces the element of comedy – his body language, expressions, hand gestures, style of delivery, etc. is what really counts.

Black’s trademarks, 

Lewis Niles Black, famously known as Lewis Black, is a legend among comedians. In addition to that, he is an author, playwright, social critic and actor, and extremely popular due to his signature angry face and aggressive style of delivering comedy to the audience, which often manifests in the form of a fake mental breakdown. It is just like watching someone rant in an exceedingly hilarious manner, about topics like history, politics, religion, or other cultural trends. His “Back in Black” commentary segment on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and TV show on Comedy Central, Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil, which he hosted, garnered fantastic TRP ratings.

Catch Lewis Black live in action at his Rant, White and Blue Tour and experience his natural twisted wit at a theater near you. Book tickets in advance – Lewis Black Rant, White and Blue Tickets!

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A Day Out With Thomas Is coming to your Town!

Day Out With Thomas

Thomas the Tank Engine Welcomes You Aboard

Are your children huge fans of Thomas the Tank Engine? Here’s the chance for you to arrange a face-to-face meeting for them! “Day Out With Thomas”, brought to you by HIT Entertainment, allows kids and their families to spend an entire day with their favorite character and his friends to know exciting stuff about railways, engines, railroading, and much more.

Ready for an exhilarating journey with Thomas?

Day Out With Thomas is an ideal family event, as it is equally enjoyable for both kids and adults to ride with classic storybook friend Thomas the Tank Engine. You will come across people from all age groups having the time of their lives while railroading! The character is based on The Railway Series, which is a collection of stories penned by a loving father who wanted to share his passion for trains with his son. Thomas & Friends not only boost knowledge, but impart useful life lessons too.

What can you expect from A Day Out with Thomas?

Touted as America’s favorite little blue engine, Thomas is here to welcome you with his faithful pal Percy. The event not only includes a thrilling train ride with Thomas spanning 20 minutes, but a plethora of fun activities such as Pufferbelly Rides, Video Viewing, Thomas iPod and Imagination Station, Temporary Tattooing, Photo ops with Sir Topham Hatt (Chairman of the Railway on the Island of Sodor), Percy and Thomas, Wooden Play Tables, Storytelling, and much more. You can take your pick from the lovely Thomas merchandise from our gift shop to take back as souvenirs from this memorable event. Riding a real steam engine and meeting the Fat Controller are a couple of highlights you will definitely not want to miss!

Points to remember

To make the most of this day, please arrive at an hour before the scheduled departure. In case you have opted for afternoon trains, make sure you have time to accommodate additional activities. There are ample food options for your family, so that is one more item off your list. A large portion of the activities are held under large tents, which is why A Day Out With Thomas will not be cancelled due to rain or snow.

 

The ticket price is inclusive of the train ride and subsequent entertainment. Since this event is extremely popular, it is advisable to purchase in advance to avoid disappointment, especially if you plan to attend in large groups.  Find out if Thomas and Percy are making a stop near you!