Rainbow Kitten Surprise, also known as RKS stopped by Paramount Theatre in Seattle on May 31st, 2019. Seattle was just one stop on their 45 day sold-out tour. The band’s unique blend of indie, folk, hip-hop and unique ‘RKS’ sound is rapidly moving the small-joint, small-town college band to fame.
The catchy named everyone wonders about was born in a hospital room while band mates were visiting a friend. The quintet formed in 2013 while attending college and their first album was recorded in their university dorm room. Fast forward to 2019 and the talents are headlining nationwide to sold out shows. Their most recent album ‘How to: Friend, Love, Freefall’ contains the hit single ‘Fever Pitch’ which climbed the charts to 34 in 2018.
The band members’ charisma and frontman Sam Melo’s agile vocal chords (which includes rapping) and agile foot work on stage connect with fans. It’s music that’s hard to describe but just sounds and makes sense musically.
Their performance is energetic and not to be missed. Watch a clip from their Seattle Show below:
Proceeds from various dates and locations will be donated to Equality NC – the nations oldest LGBT equality organization. Too secure tickets visit: Rainbow Kitten Surprise Tickets
It’s ok to feel down. It’s ok to feel sad. It’s ok to feel discouraged. It’s ok to feel disappointed. It’s ok to feel slighted. It’s ok to feel upset. It’s ok to feel anxious. It’s ok to feel nervous. To feel these is human… Society compels us to always be happy – this is not reality. Through these feelings, we grow to understand others and these feelings’ opposites – joy, love & calmness. Marvel at the tapestry of feelings we experience.
Illusion or Reality – Can you tell the Difference?
Illusionists have a very difficult job – not only is it nerve-wracking to perform in front of hundreds, but they also need to convince the audience regarding the authenticity of illusions, or else they will be booed off the stage. Magician Dirk Arthur is a renowned illusionist who has been in showbiz for over 2 decades. He has appeared on national television and starred in his own widely acclaimed primetime special “Big Cat Magic” on Animal Planet.
Why is Wild Illusions special? His show, known as Wild Illusions, at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, consists of some intriguing and unusual cast members – it features grand cats like white, orange and snow-white tigers and African and snow leopards. It also includes a bobcat along with a few birds. Dirk has worked with rabbits, doves, large birds such as emus and ostriches, and exotic cats for a long time, which have helped him to sharpen his skills in this area. People enjoy this show even more as it involves a certain degree of audience participation along with a combination of dance and comic elements.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a freaking helicopter!
He holds the honor of the infamous “Helicopter Illusion” – Dirk is the first magician to make a helicopter appear out of nowhere. He admits it was (and is) his most challenging trick because conjuring a real, 26-foot-long helicopter out of thin air, on the edge of the stage right next to the audience, is no ordinary feat. It is extremely tough to pull this off as the illusion relies heavily on timing, and a split-second delay can totally spoil the act.
Sharing and caring comes naturally to him… Dirk is not just an accomplished performer but an avid lover of wildlife. An educational video is screened before every show that covers the subject of preserving wildlife and provides information about endangered species. His goal is to integrate this idea into young minds by working with school kids. All the revenue from merchandise sales at his shows are donated to various animal care and conservation programs, and also used to fund educational programs in schools to create awareness about endangered animals.
To put it in a nutshell, his performance comprises his trademark illusions like escape tricks, levitation of a vehicle, making animals disappear with the aid of sparks and lightening, etc. It is a family-friendly show, so please attend with your kids as they will enjoy it immensely.