Five To Make HD Debut On Sky This Summer

Sky and Five have announced the launch this Summer of Five HD, a high definition version (HD) of Five, which will show programming that has been made in HD. Five HD will start broadcasting to more than 2 million Sky+HD homes in July.

The public service broadcaster’s line-up lends itself to transmission in HD with top-rating US dramas such as CSI and FlashForward, popular soaps including Neighbours and Home & Away, international cricket and live Europa League football, as well as blockbuster movies.

With the addition of Five HD, Sky customers will enjoy the largest range of HD programming across both for free-to-air and pay television. With access to HD channels from all UK terrestrial broadcasters, and the widest variety of high-quality pay TV channels from Sky and other leading channel brands.

Five becomes the 42nd channel to commit to joining Sky’s HD line-up, following news that ITV 1HD, Sky News HD, Sky Sports HD 4 and Hallmark Channel HD are all to launch in the months ahead. Sky is aiming to have 50 HD channels by Christmas.

Charles Constable, Five’s Director of Strategy, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for Five. Our programme schedule is more suited to HD than any other major free-to-air commercial broadcaster given the wide range of high quality series we broadcast. We’re delighted to begin our HD journey with Sky.”

Hilary Perchard, Sky’s Director of Product Management, commented: “We’re delighted to announce the addition of Five HD to Sky+HD, the UK’s leading high definition service. Sky remains committed to delivering customers the best HD service available, and this means continuing to launch high-quality channels right across the schedule.”

As Europe’s most comprehensive HD service, 2.1 million Sky+HD homes can currently access up to 37 HD channels spanning entertainment, sports, movies, arts, drama, kids and documentaries, including channel brands such as Sky Sports, Sky Movies, FX, Discovery, Channel 4, Sky Arts, MTV, Nat Geo, ESPN, Disney, the BBC and Sky1.

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International Vocalist Lua Hadar Debuts With Her Band TWIST At Cornelia Street Café

Following the successful release of their latest CD at the Iridium and at the Bangkok International Festival of Dance & Music, Lua Hadar with TWIST returns to New York City for a debut at the Cornelia Street Caféon Saturday April 24 with shows at 9 pm and 10:30 pm. Prior to her May concert tour in France, the multi-lingual vocalist and her high-octane band perform French Connection, which sold out at San Francisco ‘s Rrazz Room last September. (“ …seamlessly bridges the culture gap … superb… creates the sound and atmosphere of a Paris music hall…” Cabaret Scenes, San Francisco ; the SF Examiner called French Connection “ part of her worldly charm.” ) Piano: Jason Martineau, Bass: Tom Hubbard, Drums & Percussion: Vince Cherico, Reeds: Dave Riekenberg, Jazz Accordion: Ron Oswanski. Proclaimed “ a culinary as well as a cultural landmark” by the City of New York , the Cornelia Street Café has become a cultural and intellectual focal point since its establishment in 1977. 29 Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village , New York City 10014 ; $10 plus 2-drink or food min. Full menu, full bar. Call to reserve: 212-989-9319.

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Multi-lingual and multi-talented, Lua Hadar has performed as a singer and actor since her New York childhood. After graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Theatre Performance, Lua attended the celebrated Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and The Dalcroze School of Music, also studying with Metropolitan Opera coach, Joan Dornemann. She is now based in San Francisco , where she performs and tours with her band, TWIST , singing jazz spiced with pop, funk, latin and international cabaret.

Instantly accessible and truly exotic, this Broadway-influenced performer has been molded by exchange experiences in places as diverse as Bali, Russia, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand, France and in Italy, where she performed on tour for five years. Her fascination with world cultures is reflected in the sophisticated song choices for TWIST, in the development of their signature “jazz without borders.”

A unique and original vocalist with a soaring range, Lua interprets lyrics in several languages with a charming, swinging delivery. Michael Arens of Jazz Germany says “ … She makes the other side of the world seem a stone’s throw away .” Her Paris debut in July 2009 came on the heels of the successful New York release of her latest CD, Lua Hadar with TWIST , at Broadway’s famed Iridium Jazz Club (“ …stunning…sheer beauty… she rocked!”  – Joe Regan, Jr. Cabaret Scenes, NYC) and her band’s international debut at the Bangkok International Festival of Dance & Music. Her CD has garnered raves from around the world, (“ …vivacious brand of jazz…inspired…swinging…cool”  – Luna Kafé, Sweden ; “ …seductive… polished vocal phrasing… irresistible”  –  Blast Radio 1386, UK ) as well as Radio Top 10 Ratings in the USA.

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Sky Extends High Definition Leadership with HD Channel Milestone

Sky will reach a new High Definition (HD) milestone this summer by exceeding the 40 HD channel mark. The launch of ITV1 HD, Hallmark Channel HD and Sky Sports HD 4 will extend Sky’s HD leadership to 40 HD channels, five times more than any other HD service. Sky will also be launching Europe’s first HD news channel, Sky News HD, in the coming months, which will further increase the channel count.

Sky Extends High Definition Leadership with HD Channel Milestone

The addition of ITV1 HD from 2nd April means Sky+HD homes across in England and Wales will be able to watch World Cup matches live in HD, as well as other major ITV shows such as Law and Order: UK, The Prisoner, Foyles War, Lewis, Survival with Ray Mears, and Britain’s Got Talent.

Hallmark Channel HD will showcase a range of its most popular titles in HD for the first time, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Without A Trace. The channel will join the Sky platform on the 28th June.

Launching on 29th April, Sky Sports HD 4 will enable Sky Sports to build on its 9,200 hours a year of live sport in HD. This year will be the busiest ever for HD content on Sky Sports, with the schedule including The Ryder Cup, The Ashes, Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Heineken Cup and Guinness Premiership rugby plus US Open tennis.

Hilary Perchard, Sky’s Director of Product Management, commented: “It’s great news for customers that we are making our HD channel pack even better value with more high quality channels. We’re seeing record demand for HD, both in terms of the number of customers signing up for Sky+HD and the amount of HD programmes they are watching. While other TV platforms are only now recognising the growing demand for HD, we’re excited to extend our leadership even further by offering more choice to our customers. We look forward to reaching our next milestone, of 50 HD channels, by Christmas.”

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Rhapsody James Debuts Her Amazing Dance Show “Siren Assassins” In LA

The Siren Assassins made their mark in Hollywood on March 10th, with a flood of anticipating fans, industry heads, prominent dancers, choreographers and quiet celebrities who all came out to support the show.

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As Christina Aguilera watched and rocked from balcony view, Pink digested the performance front and center stage, while others like Laurie Ann Gibson, Beach Girl5 and Lil Mama also enjoyed at close view, noting the production was “smooth and exciting”. Pink tweeted ” Wen2 see Siren Assassins 2nite. Big dance extravaganza. Those girls+boys MURDERED it. The whole dam thing. Made me wanna take my clothes off n dance.”

Director and choreographer, Rhapsody James, took the multimedia dance show to another level, implanting forms of martial arts, acts of woman power and fierceness that induced constant cheering across the building throughout the entire show.

There was no flaw in performance as every scene and dance move was intricately delivered. As a definite crowd pleaser, many hope for the show’s return in Los Angeles.

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The Friends Of The Forces Of Nature Dance Theatre Present “Stories… Of Darkness And The Lightness Of Being

The stories told seek to promote planetary and societal healing as well as the exploration of the yearnings of the human soul for higher consciousness. The two evenings comprise a Haiti Fundraiser and Gala Concerts featuring the works of Choreographer and Artistic Director, Abdel R. Salaam.

The Friends Of The Forces Of Nature Dance Theatre Present “Stories… Of Darkness And The Lightness Of Being

Friday, April 9th and Saturday April 10th, 2010 at Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall, City College,135th Street and Convent Avenue, Harlem, NY—Friday night fundraiser for Haiti Relief efforts will begin the choreo-narratives of our journey to understand and master the forces of light and darkness which form the commentary of our lives.

Friday will feature “Axis: Temples of Ice”, a statement on global warming and the melting of the earth’s glaciers ; “Smoove” , the voice of calm and peace in a world gone dark but not without hope; “The Life and Legend of Marie LaVeau” celebrating the life of the famed Voodoun priestess of 19th century New Orleans featuring the enchanting and legendary soloist, Dyane Harvey; The world premier of “Tock Sick…The Healing Winds” , a commentary on the consequences of a carbon fuel based society featuring guest artist Nathan Trice; and “ A Question of Modesty” which speaks to us of the imposed values that modern religion have placed on African culture . Saturday, April 10th will premiere a new work in progress entitled “A.P.C.” This new “story” explores how our inherited value systems impact some of the personal choices we make that influence the way we live our lives.

The Forces of Nature was founded in 1981 by Choreographer and Artistic Director, Abdel R. Salaam and Executive Managing Director, Dele Husbands. The company continues to tour nationally and internationally and is currently in residence at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church at 230 Lenox Avenue , Harlem N.Y.

Forces of Nature Dance Theatre has been critically acclaimed as visceral, thought provoking and creatively brilliant. Abdel R. Salaam utilizes a unique blend of performing arts, which includes contemporary modern dance, traditional West African dance, ballet, house and hip-hop forms as well as live and recorded music.

The company has designed a professional training program funded by the Harlem’s Children Zone for teenagers from 12-17 conducted at their studio on Lenox Avenue. Instruction is free with a placement audition for classes in Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop and West African Dance. Additional classes for adults and students are conducted in Pilates and Fitness. Information on the company can be found at www.forcesofnature.org. or by calling 212-722-3320.

Tickets for “Stories…” are $25 general seating; $15 Balcony/Mezzanine, and $12.00 for students. Group rates are available for10 or more. VIP tickets ($100 Fri / $75 Sat) include special seating; gift bag; listing in program and reception. Tickets may be purchased Monday – Friday from 1-6 pm. at the Aaron Davis Hall Box Office, located on the campus of the City College of New York at 135th Street and Convent Avenue or by calling 212-650-7100.

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Cinema Paradiso Helps Parents Survive the School Holidays

Every parent dreads the cry of ‘I’m Bored!’ Keeping kids entertained during the school holidays can be tricky not to mention expensive, especially if the weather is unkind. One option is to buy some new DVD’s for the kids to watch, but the trouble is that once a film has been watched is quickly gets put on the shelf and forgotten about.

Cinema Paradiso Helps Parents Survive the School Holidays

The solution to this is finding a good quality DVD rental service. This enables you to have access to a massive DVD library containing the very latest releases. Cinema Paradiso is offering a great deal on rental DVDs that is sure to keep kids entertained.

Parents can sign up with Cinema Paradiso and get access to the very latest films on DVD and Blu-Ray. Subscriptions allow differing amounts of simultaneous rentals and range from 2 a month to an unlimited number.

Kids love the surprise of seeing which film arrives in the post. Parents can hire the latest releases such as Up through to classics like Snow White.

Cinema Paradiso knows the fun of renting a great children’s film doesn’t stop when the film ends. There are lots of ways parents can use a good film to encourage creative play. After watching a film children can:

  • Draw or paint a picture of their favourite character.

  • Make a costume and dress up as one of the characters.

  • Act out scenes from the movie.

  • Make models based in the film.

  • Cook food featured in the film. (Who could resist cooking ratatouille after watching the Disney film Ratatouille?)

  • Try drawing their own cartoon characters.

  • Sing the songs from the movie.

For older children films are a sneaky way to introduce them to famous authors such as Dickens, Austen and Shakespeare. Many teenagers find English Literature boring, but watching a great film adaptation can really spark their interest.

Teenagers will enjoy having friend round to watch a blockbuster movie. Cinema Paradiso has an excellent range of Blu-ray and DVDs for the ultimate movie experience.

Cinema Paradiso has much more to offer than just blockbuster films. The whole family can join in with interactive DVDs such as the X Factor DVD game. Parents can also browse through the collection of documentaries. Children with inquisitive minds can learn if chilli powder really repels sharks in ‘Mythbusters: Jaws Special’. Cinema Paradiso’s rental DVDs also include guitar, drumming and dance tutorials. There are also sport and music rental DVDs available.

So sign up for a Cinema Paradiso DVD rentals service today and get ready for the school holidays. Unused DVD rentals roll over to the following month with Cinema Paradiso and there is always a free trial available so you can see how well the service works.

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Time Zone International Records Releases Sophomore Album by Artist No Phear

Reggae/hip hop artist No Phear has released I Stand Alone, his sophomore album. I Stand Alone was released under the Time Zone International Records label and is a full length studio album. “Zion’s Gate”, its first single and video, have also been released and can be heard and viewed on No Phear’s website, and MySpace.

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Native to Jamaica, No Phear has already experienced success as a reggae/hip hop artist. He can be heard on DJ Tsunami’s mixed tape Money Well Spent, Volume 3 . His song “My Time” is featured on Lenox Lawrence’s compilation CD, Wine Riddim , and has received exposure in the European markets. “De Wah Dah”, a tune No Phear created for the Black Blingas, is in regular rotation in all of the Jamaican markets.

No Phear has collaborated with Phillip Smart, a producer who has worked with well-known reggae artists like Shaggy and Wayne Wonder. In addition, No Phear has opened for popular reggae artists, including Sean Paul, Beenie Man, and Elephant Man.

I Stand Alone is more than a common reggae album. What makes No Phear’s offering unique is his innovative combination of an old school vibe with a modern, urban finish. This fusion of styles makes No Phear’s music particularly appealing to contemporary audiences and reggae/dancehall enthusiasts.

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I Stand Alone CD Release Announced

Time Zone International Records is pleased to announce the newest release by reggae/hip hop recording artist No Phear, titled I Stand Alone . No Phear’s arrangements of reggae/dancehall songs are modern, urban and devotee–tested. I Stand Alone proves that reggae/dancehall music can be audacious and current to appeal to today’s listeners without taking away from its traditional value.

No Phear styled the album using hip hop tracks and sampling the talents of artists like Pink Bling, Super Shane and Notorious. He says, “I wanted the music to have a modern and unsparing edge that would appeal to a contemporary audience and still paid homage to the traditional Caribbean music of my roots.” The title of the CD comes from the song “I Stand Alone,” a reworking of traditional dancehall elements with a signature No Phear twist.

The CD includes 16 reggae and dancehall songs that reflect a variety of moods for a wide range of listeners. No Phear’s primary goal is that his contemporary fan base will be entertained by the album’s beats, vocals and lyrics. Songs like “Mama Love” and “Eyez on Me” exemplify his original approach.

I Stand Alone is now available on iTunes,Rhapsodynapster and Amazon. Concurrent with the CD’s release, No Phear is taking his show on the road. Fans can visit No Phear’s website to watch for upcoming show dates and join his mailing list for regular No Phear updates.

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The Talented Reggae/Hip Hop Musician From Jamaica Has Released His Anticipated Sophomore Album, A Move Which Will Thrill His Fans Around The World

No Phear recently released his new album, marking a huge stage in the career of the versatile reggae/hip hop singer-songwriter. No Phear, who hails from St. Ann, Jamaica, has released his second solo project and is now promoting the album to build upon his fan base and introduce his music to more people than ever.

The Talented Reggae/Hip Hop Musician From Jamaica Has Released His Anticipated Sophomore Album, A Move Which Will Thrill His Fans Around The World

The album, I Stand Alone , consists of sixteen original songs from No Phear, each providing a combination of contemporary driving beats, resonant vocals and inspired lyrics. The rhythmic undercurrent bears testament to a modern interpretation of reggae , and the music is accentuated throughout with elements of dancehall and hip hop.

The album was recorded at Rockstar Entertainment & Music in New Jersey, and its creation was supported by musicians like Pink Bling, Super Shane and Notorious. It was produced collaboratively by No Phear, Showtime da Producer and T and was post-produced by T from High Stakes Records.

I Stand Alone reveals the array of influences that have found their way into No Phear’s music. While his grounding is in traditional reggae, his style has been shaped by other musical forms indigenous to the Caribbean. No Phear always brings something singular and fresh to a traditional sound. For this reason, his preference for unconventional beats has been enhanced by his ability to blend the essence of reggae/dancehall with a modern urban note flavored by rap and hip hop.

No Phear said of his work, “Since going solo, my style has developed, and I’ve incorporated other sounds and genres which have all made their way into I Stand Alone . The album is a reflection of my influences over the years and the changes that I’ve experienced as an artist.”

The album is available now on iTunes Rhapsody napster and Amazon; and fans are encouraged to visit No Phear’s website, which provides everything you could want to know about the promising musician: fans can check out No Phear’s brand new “Zion’s Gate” video, view photos, and sign up for the mailing list to receive information about upcoming shows and No Phear news. Fans are also invited to visit No Phear’s MySpace page and join up to be his friend on Facebook.

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Barclaycard Unwind sponsors Heart’s Fourth Love Music Live

Barclaycard Unwind has announced that it will be sponsoring Heart’s fourth exclusive Love Music Live.

Barclaycard Unwind sponsors Heart's Fourth Love Music Live

The multi talented singer-songwriter Sharleen Spiteri will perform an exclusive and intimate gig for Heart listeners on Thursday 4th March at Orchid in London’s West End. It follows the huge success of Heart’s first three ‘Love Music Live with Barclaycard Unwind’ events which featured the Grammy Award-winning Michael Bublé and the legendary Spandau Ballet in London and Seal in Los Angeles.

Known for fronting iconic pop-rock band Texas and following the success of her UK top 3 debut solo record, Sharleen is back with a brand new album. The Movie Songbook is a collection of her favourite cinematic showstoppers featuring popular songs such as Xanadu, a re-worked version of the 1980 number one hit. Sharleen’s version of Xanadu features on the current Heart television advert and the track is fast becoming a huge favourite with listeners.

Love Music Live with Barclaycard Unwind will be promoted across all 33 stations in the current Heart network. Tickets to the exclusive event can be won on-air and online at heart.co.uk. In addition, tickets can be won at barclaycardunwind.com which was launched as part of Barclaycard’s on-going music strategy and allows its credit card customers to access more of the music they love, as well as making it easier for customers to get the best music tickets.

Dan Mathieson, Head of Sponsorship at Barclaycard; “Heart’s Love Music Live is the perfect fit with Barclaycard’s music strategy as we continue to give our customers access to the music they enjoy and tickets to the best gigs around the world. We are delighted to team up with the entire Heart network as they launch Love Music Live and stage one of the most exciting gigs this year with Sharleen Spiteri.”

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Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young Tribute Band Marrakesh Express Masters Intricate Harmonies, 60s Vibe

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of tribute bands playing the music of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, U2, and the other monsters of rock. But Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young? Next to none.

Arguably the biggest band in the world in the late-60s after the demise of the Beatles, the songs of CSNY are remarkably hard to replicate, especially the intricate 3- and 4-part harmonies that made the group international superstars. But Marrakesh Express has managed to accomplish just that.

Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young Tribute Band Marrakesh Express Masters Intricate Harmonies, 60s Vibe In addition to the vocal abilities of the four Marrakesh Express singers, the band also looks the part: youthful musicians with an onstage hippie vibe that gives their performances street cred and authenticity. The combination of the beautiful, cascading harmonies and the late-60s visual makes Marrakesh Express a rare and unique tribute to a band that was the “voice of a generation” in one of history’s – and music’s – most explosive periods.

“We really seem to have hit a nerve with this project,” said band manager Mike Kucic. “Every concert has been extremely well attended and received. The music of CSNY was more than just a soundtrack to the 60s. It spoke for a generation of people. We’ve had people crying during our performances, remembering the 60s and either being nostalgic or still feeling the angst that was prevalent in those days. We take these emotions seriously.”

The band primarily performs at festivals and theaters, and is excited to bring the well-known songs of CSNY to younger fans with an interest, as well as older fans who crave the nostalgic aspect.

“The age diversity of our crowds is fantastic,” said Kucic. “Young people today have a real interest in the 60s, and more mature fans want to relive the emotions of the time. A Marrakesh Express concert helps them do that.”

The band has performed at a number of large events, including a headlining performance at the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock tribute concert in August 2009. This year, they are hoping to book additional festivals and venues throughout the U.S., and perhaps abroad.

“We’re a crowd-pleaser,” said Kucic. “The band has a lot of fun onstage and the audience senses that. And they join in right along with us.”

Visit the band’s electronic press kit at www.sonicbids.com/marrakeshmusic or website, www.myspace.com/marrakeshmusic.

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A Personalized Easter Bunny Coloring Page For Your Child For Free! Handcrafted, Straight From Cottontail Lane By The Easter Bunny Himself!

The sky is blue and flowers are blooming everywhere. Tiny green buds are visible on tree branches and birds are singing beautiful songs. Spring is in the air and Easter is around the corner. Down on Cottontail Lane, the Easter Bunny is preparing for the big day. This Easter, he wanted to do something extra special for all the children of the world. Easter was getting closer and he still had only mediocre ideas. The same old traditional gifts were just not going to cut it. A few months ago, the Easter Bunny created the Easter Bunny letter, a personalized letter from the Easter Bunny to each child. Confirmed by his survey, parents all agreed that children loved opening a “real” letter from the Easter Bunny. The purpose was not to top this idea but to send an extra special gift in addition to the personalized Easter Bunny Letter.

The Easter Bunny quickly realized it was time to get to work. He began thumping his big white rabbit foot and scratching between his long white ears. The Easter Bunny knew he needed to gather information from parents in order to create such a wonderful surprise for the children. He conducted a survey, which revealed that children enjoyed a very simple pleasure…they loved to color. Now the Easter Bunny was very excited! He finally he had reliable information to create the perfect gift. He immediately started to construct coloring pages for all the children. The Easter Bunny drew many different pictures of himself participating in exciting Easter activities. He then personalized each page for a particular child. The child’s name and a very personal message we inserted into the drawing he created. Each page is left uncolored so that the children could color it and make it their very own.

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Freak Music Gets Funkier With Revolutionary Website Re-Launch

Enter Freak Music providing the best wedding bands Scotland can offer. The new and unique band and DJ booking website has undergone a revolutionary re-launch, enabling visitors to look, listen and book their preferred band online.

Set up 10 years ago, Freak Music has been connecting DJ’s function and wedding bands and to some of Scotland’s largest events and high-end bars and nightclubs. Now, the highly successful event and music management company has enhanced its online presence and booking operation even further.

Jay Feeney, co-founder of Freak Music, says: “Our brand new website has undergone a ground-breaking re-launch so that people can book bands and DJ’s more quickly and easily in these harder times. The site will have particular appeal to Scotland’s major venues as well as private functions and weddings.”

www.freakmusic.co.uk provides only the very best live bands, event entertainment, singers and musicians for hire, finding the right artists for the right event.

Visitors to the unique site are able to browse and listen to music genres, enter their preferred price, date and venue, with the enquiry sent straight to the band to speed up the booking process.

Scotland’s major venues and organisations, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, RBS and Universal have benefited from Freak Music’s professionalism in presenting niche bands from in and outside the UK.

For the past decade www.freakmusic.co.uk has provided a unique booking portal for DJs and labels. Its expertise lies in venue programming and event management, catering for venues across Scotland’s premier establishments. The agent takes great pride in covering all spectrums and music budgets.

Freak Music operates one of the lowest commission fee structures and, in most cases; the bands offset this fee from their quote, making it no more expensive than booking direct. If site visitors are able to find a better price through another agency, Freak Music aims to match or beat it.

“The technology behind the website is absolutely original so that visitors can look, listen and book from an exciting collection of bands,” Feeney explains. “We consider the new site to be the best in terms of simplicity and usability for booking bands in Scotland with great potential to roll the system out UK-wide.”

Freak Music also offers impartial advice to site visitors if they are unsure what they’re looking for, or have any doubts or queries about a band that interests them. And, where quality control is concerned, the bands listed on www.freakmusic.co.uk are considered to be among the most professional.

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Rock Legends Aerosmith Ready To Roll: London’s 02 Arena Gig Announced

Boston rockers Aerosmith will take to the stage at London’s 02 Arena on 15 June 2010 as part of their ‘Cocked, Locked and Ready to Rock’ tour.

The notorious rockers will hit the road this summer to play their first European shows in three years. Ticketsto the 02 Arena gig are expected to sell out in record time, as the band whip up a storm of rock nostalgia with anthems like‘Love In An Elevator’.

The ‘Cocked, Locked and Ready to Rock’ tour was announced in February 2010. Kicking off in Sweden and including ten dates in the UK, the tour then moves on to Romania, Greece, Holland, Belgium, Spain, France, Czech Republic and finally, Venice in Italy on 3rd July.

Following high-profile squabbles, rumours of splits, back injuries and treatment for drug addiction, the entire line-up – Steve, Joe, Tom, Brad and Joey – will show a united front as they revive their classic brand of bare-chested, big-haired rock.

Flamboyant front-man Steve Tyler said in a video announcement;
“We’re coming your way and rockin’ your world. Look out baby, because here we come again!”

Fans can get their Aerosmith tickets on ticket portal Viagogo.co.uk.

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Histrionics, Hysterectomies And Hilarity – The NEW Comedy Shrine Ladies Night Show Delivers It All!

Women in the Arts Month has another reason to celebrate with the hilarious premiere of – Read Between the Panty Lines: The secrets women keep in their drawers. Created and Directed by Mary Olivieri, Comedy Shrine main-stager, creator of the hugely successful “The Spew”, and veteran of stage and screen, brings together a cast of brilliantly trained improvisational actresses from in and around Chicago for a performance you won’t soon forget.

Histrionics, Hysterectomies And Hilarity - The NEW Comedy Shrine Ladies Night Show Delivers It All!

Read Between the Panty Lines is based on audience suggestions and real diary entries from women all over the world. For every young girl who keeps a diary, to every woman who did, (and had to relive it when she found them in that box in her basement,) Panty Lines is at once a poignant parody of the painful years of growing up a girl, and a side-splitting exploration of the life-changing moments that as grown women, we’d just as soon forget.

Celebrate Women in the Arts month with The Comedy Shrine’s Ladies Night – it’s a perfect night – for Mom’s and their daughters and for the young girls that still live in us all.

Read Between the Panty Lines: The secrets women keep in their drawers opens Thursday, March 11, 2010 and will run every Thursday in March and April. Curtain 8p.m. Tickets are $20 for Adults, $15 for Students. Contact The Comedy Shrine at 630.355.2844 for more information today!

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Children Love Sending Letters To Santa Claus

The most exciting part of the Christmas holiday is all the anticipation before the big day comes. People everywhere are full of cheer. As Christmas lights start going up on house trims, the smell of pine is in the air. Christmas trees are whisked into living rooms to amplify the magic of the holidays.

The Christmas spirit is in full swing as people try to make miracles come true for others who are less fortunate. Christmas cards are handpicked and dropped in the mailbox while children create their own beautiful letters full of wants and wishes to send to Santa. They dance their way to the mailbox and drop off their very own little creation addressed to: Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus @ The North Pole. Skipping away, they cross their fingers in hope that they will all receive letters from Santa.

Every child wants to tell Santa whether they have been naughty or nice this year. These little angels are so excited to see what Santa will leave them under the Christmas tree. They all hope and pray that they are on Santa’s “good list.” Letters to Santa are the last chance a child has to seal the deal if there was any questionable behavior before Christmas day. These letters to Santa are a child’s way of communicating with the North Pole and all the special people who help make Christmas happen. It gives them a chance to be personal with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and show their very best behavior.

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Excitement Fills The Air As Children Write Letters To Santa

With Christmas just around the corner, children around the world start making their wish lists. Kids are keeping their eyes peeled for new toys in stores and watching television commercials to see all the new things they might want. They are also very busy trying to remember all of their nice acts and good behavior throughout the year; they want to see if that good behavior out ways anything bad they may have done. All of this is the underlying groundwork for the most important Christmas activity….writing letters to Santa. It is a very common tradition to have all of the children sit down at the table with their paper and crafts and make their unique letter to Santa. They all look forward to this activity with enthusiasm. The Santa letter must stand out so that he remembers them specifically. After all, there are millions of other children writing him Santa letters too. Santa must be thrilled to receive these letters. However, can you imagine how thrilled all of the children would be to receive their own letters from Santa? Children would love to receive their very own Santa letter in the mail.

Children want their Santa letter to be perfect. It must contain all of the necessary information. The letter must to explain their excellent behavior and not miss one item on their wish list. It is the last chance they will have to talk to Santa before he comes on Christmas Eve.

Packagesfromsanta.com is the most trusted website in the industry, making this magical surprise come true for children. They are the only Santa letter site that stands by such a bold guarantee. Each Santa letter is backed by a 100%, 60 Day Satisfaction Guarantee! Personalized letters from Santa will complete your child’s Christmas with pure joy. This company, Santa Clauses official associate, has made memorable holidays around the world. They understand how much hard work is put into these letters to Santa and want to do just the same for the children. Packagesfromsanta.com would like to ensure that this Christmas; every child this Christmas receives a Santa letter.

Via EPR Network
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