Tag: regional entertainment

Trump Signs Animal Cruelty Law

President Donald Trump signed a bill monday afternoon called the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, makes intentional acts of cruelty to animals federal crimes carrying penalties of up to seven years in prison. This expands a popular law that was signed by former President Obama in 2010 that banned videos that showed animals  being crushed, burned, drowned, suffocated, impaled or subjected to other forms of torture. With this new law in effect intentional acts of cruelty shown in the videos are also felony offenses. If you witness animal abuse please speak out.

Millions In Diamonds Stolen Overnight In Germany!

One of the largest diamond heist believed to date happened last night at Grünes Gewölbe, or “Green Vault,” state museum in Dresden, Germany. Millions of dollars in priceless diamonds and centuries of treasures were stolen.

video footage released showing robbers inside the museum

details are still emerging from the heist police believe that the thieves fled the scene in an Audi A6 sedan — and that an identical vehicle was later found on fire in an underground parking lot.

“One of the museum’s best-known treasures, the 41-carat Dresden Green Diamond, happened to be away on loan to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art at the time of the break-in,” Schmitz says. “Other exhibits include a table-sized sculpture of the Indian royal court made of gold, silver and precious stones, as well as a golden coffee service by an 18th-century court jeweler.”

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police are asking for help if anyone has any information to contact local authorities

this is a devloping story more information as it is released

Alice Coopers 18th Annual Christmas Pudding Dec 14th

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Looking for the hottest event to attend this holiday well mark your calendar for December 14th in Phoenix Arizona for the 18th annual Alice Coopers Christmas Pudding benefiting Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers.

to purchase tickets see link below

https://celebritytheatre.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=2015

 

Danny Zelisko Presents

Saturday, December 14th
Airpark, Wynnchurch Capital and Danny Zelisko present Alice Cooper’s 18th Annual Christmas Pudding Fundraising event at the historic Celebrity Theatre on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m
ALICE COOPER W/ HIS ORIGINAL BAND
JUST ADDED: JOHNNY DEPP
ROB HALFORD
JOE BONAMASSA
THE MUSIC AND COMEDY OF GARY MULE DEER
NITA STRAUSS
GARY CHERONE AND NUNO BETTENCOURT OF EXTREME
MARK SLAUGHTER
DEBBIE SLEDGE & FAMILY
COMEDIAN JIM BREUER

Renowned as one of Phoenix’s signature holiday events, Alice Cooper’s 18th Annual Christmas Pudding Fundraiser will bring together Michael Bruce, Neal Smith and Dennis Dunaway from the original Alice Cooper band, Hollywood Vampire Johnny Depp, Judas Priest front man Rob Halford, and Joe Bonamassa, one of the world’s greatest living guitarists for an evening of music and mayhem. Proceeds from the event directly benefit the free music, dance, arts, and vocational programs for teens 12-20 at Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Centers.

“As always, Solid Rock is trying to put together a show with new and classic headliners. The uniqueness of this concert is that you’ll never see this caliber and variety of artists on the same stage again,” said Alice Cooper. “Come join our ultimate Christmas party and help support the teens at The Rock Teen Center!”

The annual fundraiser for teens returns to the historic Celebrity Theatre at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 14th, and will also include performances from the Solid Rock Dancers, The Bucket Brigade, and The Joeys and Japhar Pullen, winners of this year’s Proof is in the Pudding Musical Talent Search, Alice’s own version of American Idol.

VIP tickets are $800 and include:
– 1 premium seat (rows 1-5)
– Pre-show party with dinner buffet catered Fabulous
Food Fine Catering Events
– 4 well drinks
– Meet & Greet w/ picture of Alice and other artists
– Alice Cooper gift designed just for event

Call the Celebrity Theatre Box Office at (602)267-1600 for assistance purchasing ADA seats.

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Baltimore Iconic Places To Visit

If you happen to visit Baltimore and are looking for some iconic places on your adventure be sure to stop by some of the places you see in the photographs below! Our correspondent Michael Ford went on on epic adventure from watching The NFL Ravens play an amazing football game to sight seeing and taking in some the best local foods in the city.

The Baltimore Ravens

 

Iconic Places To Visit

From Bubba Gump Shrimp, Camden Yards, and Inner Harbor Regional Entertainmnet visited some of the most popular places in the city. Baltimore is a major city in Maryland with a long history as an important seaport. Fort McHenry, birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” sits at the mouth of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Today, this harbor area offers shops, upscale crab shacks and attractions like the Civil War–era warship the USS Constellation and the National Aquarium, showcasing thousands of marine creatures.

Photo Credit: Michael Ford/Regional Entertainment

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https://www.baltimoreravens.com/

for more information about the city of Baltimore see link below

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Simple Plan Rocks Phoenix Arizona

11-19-2019

Simple Plan Rocks The Historic Van Buren In Phoenix Arizona

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While this is my first time covering a Simple Plan show, it’s my third time attending one and I must say, I’ve never been disappointed. The crowd that always gathers hours before the doors open (this time in an out-of-season rainstorm) is proof that I am not alone in my sentiment.

Of course, I’d already heard their new teaser track, Where I Belong, which was a collaboration with their opening acts, We the Kings and State Champs, but hearing it live only made my craving and excitement for the imminent announcement of Simple Plan’s new album all the more intense.

 

Simple Plan, who originally hail from Montreal (they were the inspiration for my son and I to learn French) definitely attracts a unique crowd which sets up a laid back feeling that is just fun. I saw brothers and sisters, couples, friends (several of which had met years prior at other Simple Plan shows) and even parents with their kids or teens.

 

I shouldn’t be surprised, my eight-year-old begged me to let him skip the first day of school when he was six for the second of their concerts that I went to. His eyes lit up like the fourth of July when Pierre Bouvier, the lead singer, saw his sign and brought him on stage. (The opening act Patent Pending had him crowd surfing too. Needless to say, he is one lucky little rock star in training.) I think Pierre was his first case of hero worship. I cringed, however, when guitarist, Jeff Stinco, came over to say hello to him before the show and he looked him dead in the eyes and, with all of the irritation his tiny voice could muster, groaned: “You’re not Pierre.” There are over 445 named shades of red. My face cycled through all of them.

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(Simple Plan Bringing Amanda’s Son Bryston On Stage:

Photo Credit: Good Guy Chady)

Fortunately, Jeff reassured me that he had kids and knew that they sometimes exist only to embarrass us. That was the moment that humanized them for me. Since then, I’ve seen countless other acts of them connecting face-to-face with their fans, something that I know first-hand a great deal of celebrities don’t do.

 

I think it is because of that connection that their fans find such solace in their music. I couldn’t count how many people in line had the signatures of the band members permanently inked on various parts of their bodies or tattoos of their favorite song lyrics, many of which they attributed for saving their lives. This is so common among their followers that they have a song called, This Song Saved My Life, the music video for which is comprised of fans expressing how they were touched by the band’s music. I certainly listened to their tracks more than a few times when things got tough.

The band also has its own personal experience with depression and mental health issues as bassist, David Desrosiers, has publically shared his struggles with the disease, even taking a hiatus for treatment between spring of 2017 until just a few months ago. Fans stood alongside him, offering up any support they could like you can imagine one doing for their best friend.

 

This was my first time at The Van Buren, which I found to be a hidden treasure off the beaten path of the road with the same name. It wasn’t so big that the event felt impersonal nor was it so small that I felt like a sardine in a can and the chandeliers that welcome you are breathtaking.

 

The show started with NorthBound, a fun up and coming rock band from Florida with influences such as Alkaline Trio and Bayside. They were followed by We the Kings, who label themselves as “power pop.” Despite having the word, ‘pop’, in their description, they still succeeded in keeping the punk-rock loving crowd pumped, even when they took a break during their second song to step off the stage and ensure the safety and care of a fan near the front who began having a seizure. The crowd cooed as the lead singer, Travis Clark, had them do the dance steps that his four year old daughter had assigned to a specific chorus. State Champs managed to amp it up one more notch with fans seemingly just as excited for them as for Simple Plan, something I don’t think I’ve ever seen.

 

Still, the energy Pierre Bouvier and his band mates bring to the stage is unparalleled and, as the lights readjusted and the music began pounding through the venue, even I couldn’t help mouthing the lyrics that have been ingrained in my head for years (some nearly two decades) from my assigned correspondent area in the pit.

 

When I found my place in the crowd later, it didn’t take long for my throat to feel raw as I screamed out beloved songs such as Jump, Addicted and my son’s favorite, I’m Just A Kid  while also trying not to cry during Untitled or ruminate on a crappy ex during Your Love Is A Lie. Though, I realized during the concert that I had fallen so in love with the french version of Summer Paradise that I’d forgotten the english words!

 

Despite playing dozens of shows since, Pierre recognized me from the front row as the girl that got engaged on stage two years ago. Two years ago! I can barely remember what I ate yesterday and this rock star still remembers a face he saw two years ago. Which only stands to reiterate my previous statement of their connection to their fans. They crowd surf. Pierre goes to the back of the crowd to talk and sing and give fans that wouldn’t have otherwise gotten close a more personal experience. They have backstage pizza parties with their VIPs. And they even invite about twenty fans on stage for a group photo (yours truly was lucky enough to be one of the chosen ones!)

 

The tour has four more US shows, one tonight in Vegas and the others in California, before moving to Australia and the UK. If there is ever a show you don’t want to miss, it is this one.

 

 

Photo Credit: Amanda Webster/Regional Entertainment

 

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