The official word: Generations of NE Ohio rockers present “a love fest of Woodstockian proportion” in Stanley’s Honor
We are proud to announce our third in the series In Celebration of, A Tribute To… on Sunday, October 5th at Cleveland Masonic Auditorium. This year’s honoree is Michael Stanley.
Michael has been an integral part of the NEO entertainment scene for well over 40 years. Anyone from NE Ohio should be intimately familiar with Michael’s music, his appearances as host of PM Magazine and his years as host of the afternoon drive time slot on WNCX. His greatest feat might possibly be selling out Blossom Music Center 3 Nights in a row. Through 27 albums, he has been the voice and chronicler of our beloved home. He has sung our heart and soul throughout our lives; we now have the opportunity to show him what he has meant to us as a region, a city and to our own personal lives.To read more or comment...
From the weekend:
One more piece about Robin WIlliams. this time focusing on the way we as an audience came to love him. After the piece ran, one reader called to leave a voice message -- actually, three voice messages -- about how unimpressed he was by Williams, and his recollections of Williams's three marriages. Some people are so eager to be offended, they miss a point.
This week's home viewing column is heavy on the local angles, with another look at "Draft Day" and "Only Lovers Left Alive." One note I forgot to include about "Draft Day" when you get to the extras: Make sure you see the movie first. There are spoilers.
I gave so much attention to those titles, I left out a big release, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," I did not hate it the way many did, but I wasn't wild about it. You can see my review here.To read more or comment...
This press release strikes several interesting notes. I remember seeiing Mack Bolan novels in paperback standards, siblings to the adventures of Matt Helm or Shell Scott; Helm inspired Dean Martin movies that had no relation to the books, but you would have thought the Pendleton books had made some kind of screen impact before now. Then there's the writing issue; the release explains how there are SEVEN HUNDRED Bolan novels. Anyway, here's the official word:
Mack Bolan, the global bestselling action-adventure book series created by Don Pendleton which has more than 200 million copies in print, is headed to the screen. Screenwriter-producer Shane Salerno has closed a multi-party rights deal with Pendleton's widow, Linda Pendleton, his six children, Marjorie Pendleton, and a separate deal with Gold Eagle books to adapt the groundbreaking 700-volume series into a film universe.
First published in 1969, the series has been associated with such major stars as Steve McQueen, Sylvester Stallone, Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Vin Diesel and several Oscar-winning filmmakers, but no film has ever been made.
Salerno, who plans to tackle the film series after finishing co-writing Avatar 4 with James Cameron, said the goal is to make a "relevant, grounded and gritty, real-world PG-13 action drama film series." Salerno will begin meeting with filmmakers and actors shortly.To read more or comment...
The official word: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, the 11-time Primetime Emmy® Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall. Celebrating its momentous 11th season, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE’s Top 10 finalists will make their way across North America and will be coming to the Connor Palace for ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY on October 20 at 7:30 p.m.! Tickets go on sale Friday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. The Season 11 tour lineup includes the following Top 10 finalists: Bridget Whitman, Casey Askew, Emilio Dosal, Jacque LeWarne, Jessica Richens, Ricky Ubeda, Rudy Abreu, Tanisha Belnap, Valerie Rockey and Zack Everhart.
Fall’s hottest ticket will feature this season’s most popular routines, as well as original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions will present audiences around the country with the opportunity to experience the action brought into their living rooms each week on the beloved summer series, with a variety of sizzling, one-of-a-kind dance routines they have come to expect from their favorite dancers.
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