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  • LONEFOXX unleashes audience immersive entertainment for private events worldwide
  • Co-founders Nikki Dalonzo and Jamie Donovan are well-established performers in Los Angeles’ commercial dance industry.
  • LONEFOXX, the team’s new burlesque company, offers highly customizable shows for private events and celebrations of all kinds.
  • Each show relies on crowd work and event space to create an exclusive performance experience for audiences.

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2017-Nov-02 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — Two of Los Angeles’ most illustrious professional dancers launch, LONEFOXX, an interactive burlesque show that stands out from the pack.

Nikki Dalonzo and Jamie Donovan are co-founders of LONEFOXX. The pair met in Los Angeles dancing for artists like Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani, Robin Thicke, Ricky Martin, CeeLo Green, BANKS, Major Lazer and Massive Attack. Collectively, the ladies have appeared on the iconic stages of Saturday Night Live, The GRAMMYs, VMAs and the Super Bowl as well as in LA’s former premiere burlesque show, Harlow Gold. Afters years of experience performing alongside the industry’s elite, it was time to collaborate on a project of their own. Enter LONEFOXX.

LONEFOXX tailors burlesque experiences for private events like birthday celebrations, holiday parties and corporate occasions. The company’s collection of shows pay homage to burlesque of the past and present through audience immersive performances. Co-founders Dalonzo and Donovan concept, style and perform in every LONEFOXX show together.

“We appreciate artists like Dita Von Teese who preserve the classic artform of burlesque. LONEFOXX takes inspiration from the refinement of acts like Dita’s but engages with audiences in a non-classical, more punk rock way,” says Donovan.

One distinct feature of LONEFOXX is the changeable nature of its shows. Each show transforms based on the type of the event and performance space. This guarantees no two shows are the same. Every performance provides a rarefied experience for audiences around the world.

“Our shows are modern, in-your-face and heavy on audience interaction,” Dalonzo adds, “LONEFOXX is not striptease. Our focus is sharing raw, unapologetic dance talent with a splash of pop culture.”

To find out more about LONEFOXX, visit For bookings and press inquiries, contact LONEFOXX at

LONEFOXX was born on September 1, 2017 in Los Angeles. All of the neoburlesque company’s work, from concepts to styling, photography to choreography, is crafted in house by creators Nikki Dalonzo and Jamie Donovan.

Nikki Dalonzo and Jamie Donovan
Co-founders, Creators and Performers
Phone: 714.606.5605

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Funky Bots Launches Atomic Bands for Smart Bluetooth Body Motion Gaming

Los Angeles, CA, 2017-Mar-23 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — Funky Bots announces the launch of Atomic Bands on IndieGoGo. Atomic Bands are smart bluetooth gaming and the first wearables for gesture based gameplay. They feature advanced bluetooth motion tracking, single or multi player options. No camera or remote control needed and most of all these bands teach players real skills. Features include: gesture recognition, haptics for advanced rhythm training and a rad wireless oracle charging station. Play augmented reality games and make fitness fun.

Atomic Bands are a pair of wearables, worn on the wrists or ankles, that aim to accurately approximate full skeletal body tracking. They have haptic feedback, OLED displays and LED lighting to give a variety of feedback points as part of dance, martial arts and fitness focused gameplay. These smart bluetooth gaming devices offer new options for Augmented Reality gaming. No camera, console or remote control needed. Single or multiplayer options. Make fitness FUN!

Atomic Bands were chosen as one of the Top New Gadgets of CES 2017 (CNET, BBC Science, 2one5 and NewsHacker). “The perfect product for the fitness junkie, the gamer, and everyone in between was being showcased at CES this year. Funky Bots Atomic Bands are super-hero inspired and here to make all of your dreams a reality, seriously. The Atomic Bands are a new device for body motion gaming and are the first of their kind offering single and multiplayer options. You can learn those sick dance moves that have always been on your bucket list or create things in an AR 3D world with the simplest gestures with advanced real-time motion tracking and pattern recognition.” – 2one5, Best of CES

Atomic Bands add a whole new dimension to body motion gaming. Now gamers can play anywhere and don’t have to stand in range of a camera. Players can move anywhere and still be in the game. Moreover, the devices are connected to an entire Funky Bots app platform where players learn real movement skills: how to toprock, salsa or practice monkey kung fu. Seamus Byrne of CNET wrote, “Don’t dismiss these bands as just another gaming peripheral. Atomic Bands want to become the Duolingo of dance and martial arts education.”

Funky Bots currently is developing innovative gesture based games to be available with Atomic Bands. They created three apps that were chosen by Apple as Best New App as well as the first motion sensor apps for Taichi and street dance. They were also winners of the Alcatel Innovation Challenge (Paris) and part of the Technogym Wellness Accelerator (Venice).

ALL these games for Atomic Bands will be FREE to download on iOS and Android platforms. This means after players have Atomic Bands, they no longer have to pay for games (which normally runs between $20-40 EACH! for Kinect or Xbox… ) Funky Bots is also releasing an SDK so developers can also create games for the Atomic Bands as well. The devices are on pre-order at IndieGogo and scheduled to ship in October with titles such as KAPOW (fighting robots Rockem Sockem style), House Dance with Jardy (Youtube king of house dance), Sonic Utopia (where players can make music and bend air with gesture), Monkey Kung Fu, Gym Rat, and more…

Atomic Bands feature an innovative Yin Yang design where the two sides come together like a Temple of Doom inspired magic oracle, so charging the device is fun, not an eyesore with cords hanging everywhere. The oracle base station uses innovative wireless charging to power up the devices. The LEDs lights and OLED screens make it as fun as pinball on your wrists. Advanced piezo haptics with 2 different microhammers for musical rhythm training means players can feel both the BASS and the HIGH HAT beats. Boom KLAK, Boom Boom KLAK. The devices also have advanced pattern matching and gesture recognition, which approximates skeletal tracking of body movements without the use of a camera or infrared technology.

These rad new gaming bands not only teach players real skillz through body motion gaming, but also allow players to create new AR worlds in 3d. Gestures can make music, bend air and build whole cities.

  • Bluetooth single or multi-player options
  • Real time motion tracking without field of view restrictions
  • Advanced pattern matching technology
  • 9-axis sensor with accelerometer and gyroscope
  • NFC communication
  • Piezo haptics for rhythm training
  • Wireless Yin Yang oracle charging station
  • OLED screen & RGB LED lights
  • Onboard audio + Speaker
  • Upgradable Firmware and audio over the air
  • Syncing 50-100 ft range unobstructed
  • iOS and Android compatible
  • Apps for street dance (popping, house dance, breakdance, locking), martial arts, fitness training for correct form analysis, free weights and kettle bells, augmented reality game play, creative play where gestures create soundscapes and 3d environments.
  • 2-3 hours battery life for constant use
  • Straps for wrist and ankles

Tech in Asia praised the innovation of Atomic Bands, “These haptic motion trackers literally show you how to groove. These weird wearables can teach you dance or kung fu.”

The Indiegogo crowdfunding site offeres complete details, full specifications and full list of pledges available starting at $159 for earlybird backers with shipping expected to take place during October 2017.

About Funky Bots
Based in Los Angeles (US), Antwerp (BE) and Prague (CZ), Funky Bots was founded in 2014 by Rosa Mei. The Funky Bots team is made up of professional performing artists and athletes, movement junkies who want to teach the world to dance, groove and create music and new 3d worlds with gesture. The company has created three apps which have been featured by Apple as Best New App (7 Minute Chi, Funky Bots and BoomKLAKers) as well as the first motion sensor apps for tai chi and street dance. Funky Bots was the winner of two accelerator programs, The Alcatel Innovation Challange (Paris, FR) and The Technogym Wellness Accelerator (Venice, IT). As the only startup in the Augmented Reality Gaming section of CES 2017, Funky Bots beat the odds, with their Atomic Bands making four Best of CES Lists (CNET, BBC Science, etc). The Funky Bots team consists of top international gesture recognition and gaming experts as well as world champion dancers and athletes.

Contact-Details: FUNKY BOTS
3332 Manor Ridge Dr
Raleigh, NC 27603
t: 240-273-5766

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London’s South Bank is Set to Offer Londoners an Exuberant Programme of Events and Entertainment for Summer 2013

The minute a ray of sunshine envelopes London, the South Bank is transformed into the capital’s hub of al fresco comedy, theatre and variety performance. At the centre of this is the Udderbelly Festival, which will return in 2013 for its fifth year.Open in spring and running throughout the summer, Udderbelly plants a giant upside-down purple cow outside London’s Southbank Centre and stages a diverse programme of entertainment. Ranging from classic stand-up to intriguing fringe, the iconic fixture hosts a number of award-winning London events and one of the biggest outdoor bars in central London.

Also returning to the South Bank is London Wonderground. Following its inaugural year in 2012, Wonderground will stage five months of cabaret, circus and sideshow within its outdoor playground and giant Spiegeltent. Its headline show will be Limbo, which combines a heady mix of heart-stopping illusions, meticulous manoeuvres and breath taking dance moves.

Further down the Thames, opposite the Tower of London, the Scoop at More London’s outdoor amphitheatre will offer another summer of free theatre, film screenings, live music and community events.The ‘king of al fresco venues’ splits its summer season into four months, with each dedicated to a specific genre. More theatre can be found within The Shed, the Southbank Centre’s temporary performance venue. The Shed’s summer programme features Bullet Catch, a dark and exhilarating one-man show that will test audiences’ nerves; Mission Drift, award-winning New York ensemble The TEAM combine mythic and contemporary stories; and Romeo and Juliet, a contemporary family-friendly celebration of Shakespeare’s much-loved romance drama.

Titling its 2013 season ‘A Season of Plenty’, London’s Globe Theatre promises a bold and vibrant programme throughout the summer and the rest of the year. Among the fifteen shows there will be three world premieres: Gabriel, Blue Stockings and The Lightning Child, while classics such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest and The Taming of the Shrew will offer special midnight matinees.

The Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival returns to London for 2013 and this year cultural icon Yoko Ono is taking the reins.This will be the 20 th anniversary of the festival and Ono, who celebrates her own 80 th birthday this year, will bring a lifetime of achievement in music, visual art and peace activism to the occasion. Another anniversary is being celebrated at BFI Southbank, with monthly screenings of past Doctor Who episodes to celebrate the Doctor’s 50 th anniversary.

Serving up its annual dose of world class literature, the London Literature Festival brings an exuberant mix of spoken word performances, exciting new collaborations, workshops and talks from international writers and thinkers.

Keep up to date with all of London 2013’s summer events by downloading a free copy of London 2013: The Annual, the best London events, openings, anniversaries & experiences for 2013.

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Notting Hill Carnival promises 2012 extravaganza

Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s biggest and longest-running street party; and with 2012 already being a special year for London, it has been rumoured that this year’s celebration is going to be absolutely spectacular.

And, the number one internet site for all things London, has teamed up with some of Notting Hill’s leading hoteliers to offer a selection of great London hotels at low prices.

Finding a great place to stay could make or break a Notting Carnvial Weekend; the area is always really busy, and walking is the easiest way to reach the celebrations. reports that this year’s festival is expecting more than its regular haul of 1 million visitors over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

So is offering 78% discounts on hotels such as the Abbey Court Notting Hill, with doubles or twins from as little as £89 a night. You can walk to the carnival soundsystems in ten minutes, along Pembridge Villas or down Portobello Road and across. Alternatively the nearby Hilton London Kensington Hotel is offering a massive 79% discount, meaning double rooms start at just £79.

And with all eyes on London in 2012, it’s been hinted that those visitors might be in for something very special from the parades and sound systems. Classic soundsystems like King Tubby’s and Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues are sure to bring some special guests for this bumper London year.

And whilst things are always kept under wraps until the last minute, there is a huge buzz about the scale and design of the floats and costumes for the Bank Holiday Monday (August 27 th ).

It’s proof that the city’s residents and regular parties have just as much to offer as the Olympics. And as London lovers, is making it easier to enjoy the city’s favourite party.

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South West Four Weekender vuelve a Clapham Common con un fabuloso programa

South West Four Weekender es el mayor, más establecido y querido evento urbano de danza del Reino Unido. Este año vuelve a Clapham Common con un programa todavía mayor y más prolífico a lo largo de dos días durante el fin de semana festivo de agosto.

Habrá actuaciones en ocho escenarios de los mejores DJ del mundo con actuaciones de baile incomparables y los mayores sistemas de sonido, luz y efectos visuales de alta tecnología. El enorme e impresionante programa del 2012 incluye Chase y Status en directo, Carl Cox – en exclusiva del festival del Reino Unido para el 2012 – Knife Party, Benny Benassi, Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez – incluido en otro festival del Reino Unido para el 2012 – Paul Van Dyk, John Digweed, Andy C live, Pete Tong, Maya Jane Coles, Sasha, 2 Many DJs, Simian Mobile Disco, Skream & Benga y Public Enemy en directo – parte del tour mundial del 25 aniversario, también en exclusiva para el festival del verano del Reino Unido.

No hay instalaciones de camping en Clapham Common por lo que aconseja a los asistentes al festival reservar hoteles en Londres cuenta con los hoteles a mejor precio cerca de Clapham Common para el 25 y 26 de agosto.

La primera elección es el Holiday Inn Express Wandsworth. Este hotel de tres estrellas está disponible a 62 libras la habitación por noche gracias a un descuento exclusivo del 80% obtenido por Este hotel de mediana categoría es básico pero frece toda la comodidad posible para una buena estancia, incluida la posibilidad para que los asistentes al festival se refresquen y recarguen las pilas para disfrutar de la segunda ronda del segundo día del South West Four Weekender.

Más hacia Londres está el Comfort Inn Vauxhall Hotel que es de estilo y calidad similar al Holiday Inn. Este moderno hotel también tiene tres estrellas y está disponible desde 82 libras la habitación por noche, disfrutando así de un descuento del 67%.

Ambos hoteles ofrecen la posibilidad de salir tarde el último día, hasta las 11 am, algo muy práctico para aquellos que se hayan acostado tarde.

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El carnaval de Notting Hill garantizará exuberancia en el 2012

El carnaval de Notting Hill es el más grande de Europa y además del más establecido, y como el 2012 ya de por sí es un año especial para Londres se rumorea que las celebraciones de este año van a ser súper espectaculares., la web número uno para todo lo relacionado con Londres, ha conseguido que los especialistas de alojamiento de Notting Hill colaboren con su exclusivo HotelMapde Londres para así ofrecer fabulosos hoteles en Londres a bajos precios.

Encontrar un lugar para alojarse puede ser un factor importante para disfrutar del fin de semana del carnaval de NottingHill; esta zona siempre está muy concurrida y la mejor forma de llegar al carnaval es caminando. informa que este año se espera todavía más gente que el millón de visitantes de otros años durante el fin de semana del festivo de agosto.

Así que ofrece un descuento del 78% en hoteles como elAbbeyCourtNotting Hill, donde la habitación doble con cama de matrimonio o dos individuales cuesta tan solo 89 libras la noche. Desde este hotel se puede pasear hasta el centro del carnaval en tan solo diez minutos con solo tomar Pembridge Villas o bajar por Portobello Road. El cercano Hilton London Kensington Hotel ofrece un enorme descuento del 79% con lo que el precio de las habitaciones dobles comienza a tan solo 79 libras.

Y como en el 2012 todas las miradas están puestas en Londres, se ha comentado que los visitantes disfrutarán de algo muy especial en los desfiles y con la música. Habrá actuaciones musicales de clásicos como King Tubby’syGaz’sRockin’ Blues que seguro que sorprenden con artistas invitados en este año de Londres.

Y aunque el programa no se da a conocer hasta el último minuto, se rumorea que el tamaño y diseño de las carrozas y disfraces será espectacular en el desfile del festivo lunes 27 de agosto.

Todo esto es prueba viva de que los residentes de Londres y sus fiestas tienen tanto que ofrecer como las mismísimas Olimpiadas. Y como representante de los amantes de Londres, facilita que todos disfruten de la fiesta favorita de esta especial ciudad.

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ON STAGE AT METROPOLIS BALLROOM OF ARLINGTON HEIGHTS with Edge Chicago – The world’s largest GLBT news network and Unity Temple of Oak Park Announce

25 Couples Will Be Joined Together At the Metropolis Ballroom in Arlington Heights, IL using both wedding license & Civil Union license demonstrating love is all that maters! The ceremony will be officiated by Unity Temple UU Congregation Rev. Emily Gage Minister of Faith Development Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

With special guest
Chris Medina
Singing “What Are Words” for the Ceremony Watch Chris’s video here

Chris Medina our local American Idol Hero joins his band The Able Body ON STAGE at Metropolis Ballroom in Arlington Heights Sept 9th for a semi-private group wedding event. 25 couples will tie-the-knot in this exclusive formal wedding style event, featuring the American Idol contestant and his band as the entertainment. The day includes everything -wedding rehearsal, a beautiful ceremony, open bar reception, a gourmet meal prepared by the ballroom chef, and wedding cake sculpture from Manetti’s Bakery to be shared by the guests, and even the wedding photo by Ian William Photography. Chris will sing his famous love song ” What Are Words” during the ceremony and sign each couple ‘ s license as a witness.


Couples are ablr to buy a ticket for a table of 10 people, which is including the wedding couple for a total cost of $2,800 Plus Tax. Each couple is asked to pay $800 down buy purchasing a reservation certificate printable at checkout on Brown Paper Ticket or calling the 24/7 Ticket Hotline: 1-800-838-3006 Balance due $2,000 with-in 30 days.

Each couple will receive $100 gift certificate to and the personal attention of the ballroom’ s Director of Bridal and VIP Events – Michael Raymond, Plus, a digital wedding announcement for the couple to personalize on their home computer.

Be one of only 25 couples to have Chris Medina sing THEIR SONG! Civil Union or Wedding License, in perfect love there is no difference. Make your reservation TODAY for this memorable event of a life time.

Rev. Emily Gage is the Minister of Faith Development at Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Oak Park, Illinois. She received her Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 1997, when she was also ordained. Since then, she has officiated at a number of weddings, some of them same-sex. The Unitarian Universalist Association has affirmed the legality of same-sex marriage since 1996, and has publicly affirmed the rights of gay and lesbian people since 1970.

Unity Temple UU Congregation preaches a message of love, affirms the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and works to make the world a better place. Through the time and resources of their members, Unity Temple supports a number of different community organizations, including West Suburban PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter), Oak Park/River Forest Area Walk-in Ministry, and Faith in Place.

Unity Temple UU congregation ‘ s home is Unity Temple , an historic building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, also housed in Unity Temple , works to restore and preserve the building, as well as educate and bring awareness to this architectural masterpiece.

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Met Star to Perform in Arlington Heights

THE METROPOLIS BALLROOM OF ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ANNOUNCES ::: Metropolitan Opera Soprano Angela Mannino will be singing with Chicago Lyric Bass-Baritone Paul Corona Friday, August 26 th as they perform at ON STAGE at Metropolis Ballroom Broadway and Opera Favorites – the music that we all remember.

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING opens 6:30pm with a cocktail hour and 7:30pm exclusive Dinner Show in the beautiful Vail Campbell room, where the two will serenade dinner guests with a special show during a gourmet meal prepared by the ballroom chef. Unlimited wine and beer with your meal.

Then Angela & Paul take the stage in the ballroom for an evening of Broadway and Opera favorites. Some Enchanted Evening promises smiles at all ages. This second concert opens at 9pm with local area youth Soprano, Jessie Ann Bolash an up-coming star right from our area. Jessie just graduated from Prospect High School and is a student at Harper College.

After the concert, ballroom guests are invited to a “Meet and Greet” with Angela, Paul and Jessie in the back-stage Harmony Suite for a complimentary champagne toast.

TICKETS:: Exclusive Dinner Show including unlimited beer and wine for $55.95. Main ballroom concert $35, upgrade concert tickets to include VIP Meet & Greet with the artists after the main performance for an additional $20. VIP “Meet and Greet” includes a complimentary champagne toast with the singers.

Purchase tickets online : 24/7 Ticket Hotline: 1-800-838-3006.

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Battle Brunch with 95 WIILROCK

THE METROPOLIS BALLROOM OF ARLINGTON HEIGHTS ANNOUNCES ::: Battle Brunch – where twelve bands will have the chance to battle during brunch at the Metropolis Ballroom on September 25 th from 9am – 3pm. 95 WIILROCK Morning show host, Tom Kief, will be broadcasting live. Bands will be videotaped during each performance and posted on ON STAGE at Metropolis Ballroom’s Facebook event-page for voting. The top three ‘LIKES’ will perform at the Winner’s Show on October 14 th. and be interviewed live on 95WIILROCK with on-air personality Marija.

SEPTEMBER 25th BRUNCH ::: Enjoy amazing cuisine while twelve bands battle for the top three spots to win cash and the chance to perform in the Winner ‘ s concert on October 14th. On-air personality, Tom Kief from the 95 WIILROCK’s morning show will broadcast live from the ballroom brunch from 10:30am – 1:30pm. Brunch reservation includes all you can eat and two trips to the Bloody Mary bar, where guests can create their own cocktail masterpiece from a large selection of classic Bloody Mary mix-ins. Talented bartenders will also be on hand to assist. In addition, the Metropolis Ballroom will have a delicious serve-yourself buffet station, loaded with kid friendly favorites to enjoy. Facebook voting begins immediately after band performances are posted. Winners will be announced October 4th.

The ballroom is currently accepting applications from bands and expects to announce the Battle Brunch lineup on September 12 th . Bands who are interested in performing at the Battle Brush, please contact the talent promoter, Pam Magnuson (773) 307-2128 or post on the Battle Brunch even page.

BRUNCH RESERVATIONS ::: Brunch guests are suggested to buy tickets online earlier rather than later, as reservation times are limited. Community seating. Once a time is sold out, there are no exceptions. ADULTS -$39.95 KIDS -$18.95 KIDS 3 & UNDER ARE FREE

WINNERS CONCERT Friday, October 14th – $15 advance sale / $25 door

Purchase tickets online : 24/7 Ticket Hotline: 1-800-838-3006

ON STAGE at Metropolis Ballroom 6 South Vail Ave. , Arlington Heights , IL (847) 870-8787 x200

Log-on for event info : Bring the kids, or bring a date this show is perfect for all ages. The Metropolis Ballroom offers quaint cityscape views from our second floor veranda overlooking Harmony park. Right when you enter you are surrounded by beautiful hardwood flooring, high- beam ceilings, and bright beautiful windows overlooking the city below. Your dinner experience in the historic Vail Campbell rooms will include linen napkins and sauces on the plate! The Ballroom is located on the corner of Vail and Campbell , and one block from the Metra NW train stop to Chicago , or free parking in the ramp adjacent to the building.

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On Stage at Metropolis Ballroom 3 TIME GRAMMY WINNER DANILO PÉREZ Performing with his Trio, and w/ Thursday Morning Jazz June 24, 2011

The following excerpt is from the personal bio of Danilo Pérez, it can be viewed in-full at his web site

Grammy award winning jazz pianist DANILO PEREZ Best Latin Album performs ON STAGE at Metropolis Ballroom with his Trio and opening award winning high school band Thursday Moring Jazz Friday June 24th

Cocktail hour with open bar and mingle with the band
Dinner show concert
VIP after show
EVERY event is an opportunity to meet the artist in person.
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The extraordinary Panamanian pianist and composer DANILO PEREZ is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. In just over a decade, his distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz (covering the music of the Americas, folkloric and world music) has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences. Danilo’s abundant talents and joyous enthusiasm make his concerts both memorable and inspiring. Whether leading his own ensembles or touring with renowned jazz masters (Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy), Danilo is making a decidedly fresh imprint on contemporary music, guided, as always, by his love for jazz.

He has led his own groups since the early ’90s, and as bandleader has earned three Grammy nominations for his ebullient and innovative recordings. MOTHERLAND, was nominated for two Grammy Awards for “Best Latin Jazz Album,” and also garnered his third win for “Best Jazz Album” from the prestigious Boston Music Awards. MOTHERLAND was named (as were his previous four releases) among the best albums of the year by such publications as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, San Diego Tribune, Billboard and JazzTimes. In 2002, he received a nomination from the Jazz Journalists Association for “Pianist of the Year.”

ON STAGE Friday, June 24th
6:00 – 7:30pm – Ballroom / Veranda pre-show cocktail party includes unlimited hor dourves & well drinks. Enjoy the beautiful veranda overlooking Harmony Park.
8pm dinner show in the ballroom with opening youth band”Thursday Morning Jazz” from Prospect High School Mount Prospect, IL – winners of the 2011 north shore jazz festival. Have dinner while you enjoy this amazing 4 piece. Dinner show concert includes unlimited beer and wine throughout dinner. Seating is community seating at tables of eight (8) or ten (10)

Over the past four years Thursday Morning Jazz has been recognized for its musical excellence at both a state and local level. The group enjoys acclaim for its impassioned performances and mature arrangements. In addition to standard jazz repertoire, the group showcases a wide variety of styles and works ranging from classical and swing to Latin and popular. Thursday Morning Jazz is an artistic partnership that draws upon the diverse experiences of its members to create a unique musical experience for its listening audience.

9pm The Danilo Perez show starts with Mr Prerez performing with his tiro John Patitucci and Adam Cruz. The North Shore Cake Boss’s team will serve dessert 1/2 way through the show, followed by a second set from Perez. A winning evening!

VIP meet & greet after the show is $20 upgrade with a limited number of tickets available. Join the musicians for a champagne toast after the show and mingle with the bands. Limited number of upgrades are available. After dinner Vail Campbell opens as cash bar.

Our Show:

FOR MORE INFORMATION Log-on to: click the ENTERTAINMENT tab. ALL AGES This amazing show will be an evening you’ll be talking about for a long time- limited tickets are available. Dinner package includes the entire evening; pre-show cocktail party OPEN Bar, a delicious gourmet meal planned by the ballroom chefs with unlimited beer and wine during dinner. cocktails & dinner show package $95 – Dinner show alone $65.00 includes unlimited wine and beer with your meal cocktails are extra. Upgrade your dinner show to include the VIP Meet & Greet after the show +$20. All opportunities to meet Mr Perez and his Trio Purchase tickets: 24/7 Ticket Hotline: 1-800-838-3006.

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On Stage At Metropolis Ballroom Of Arlington Heights

Cathy Richardson Re-Invents Herself With New Supergroup ON STAGE at Metropolis Ballroom June 17th Concert Features Local Sensation Kate Diaz in This Two Show One Night Event That Will Rock Your Socks OFF!

ON STAGE at Metropolis Ballroom
6 South Vail Ave. , Arlington Heights, IL
ALL AGES ON STAGE at Metropolis Ballroom opens their special events venue Friday, June 17th to a limited number of guests for an amazing two show evening with Cathy Richardson and The Macrodots.

This historic venue, minutes from O’Hare, grants guests VIP status with up-close and personal access to the roster of renowned artists. ON STAGE at Metropolis Ballroom of Arlington Heights, IL, captures “old world” elegance in a modern urban environment and boasts an evening out like no other. The Ballroom already noted for amazing private events is now reintroducing the exclusive VIP dinner show concept with its launch of ON STAGE and their new music lineup for an ALL AGES audience. Tickets sales are limited, allowing Ballroom guests the opportunity to meet the featured artists in person.

On Friday, June 17th, Ballroom guests will enjoy the opportunity to get to know Ms Richardson and Macrodots personally, enjoy a delicious meal by the ballroom chefs, followed by a concert that will rock your socks off!. The Macrodots super group consists of members from JS, Otis Taylor. .38 Special, Scandal, The Jerry Garcia Band, Elvin Bishop and Van Morrison and more. GRAMMY Nominee and four-time DIY Music Award-winning singer, songwriter, Cathy Richardson has independently released seven albums, portrayed Janis Joplin in the Off Broadway hit Love, Janis and is the current lead singer for the legendary Jefferson Starship (with founding members Paul Kantner, Marty Balin and David Freiberg). And just when you thought she couldn’t possibly rock any harder, Richardson unveils her latest project, the Macrodots, ON STAGE at Metropolis Ballroom for this two show ONE NIGHT event ONLY ON STAGE at Metropolis Ballroom!

Doors open 6:00pm w/ cash bar. Meet the YELP team for great giveaways.

Dinner show 7:30pm includes a delicious menu from our ballroom chef and unlimited beer and wine during dinner. Cathy will be performing a private and intimate acoustic show giving the participant an opportunity to speak with her directly. Maybe she will sit at your table?

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Narisah Announces New Single Release

Narisah jokes that she’s a German pop / Ghettotech artist because she says her music is art and belongs to no particular genre. Narisah a Chicago based artist is set to unveil her new single ‘Crash Dummy’ on April 29th, 2011.

The track comes from the forthcoming studio album ‘Crash Dummy’ which consequently has a revised release date of early July 2011. She’s working with her long time producer Ic.ON from Chicago on the project.

‘Crash Dummy’, which will be available in Digital format only, will be the first single released off of the Crash Dummy EP due out in early July of 2011. It follows previous singles ‘E.S.P’ the theme song from the movie E.S.P and ‘Money’ from the sound track of ‘E.S.P’ the movie.

‘Crash dummy’ the single will be available for a free download. The music video is approaching too.

‘Crash Dummy’ the EP will be released in early July 2011.

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MOTHER’S DAY ‘SMOOTH’ 87.7 BRUNCH w/ Chicago’s own Rick O’Dell broadcasting Jazz Radio live from the Ballroom

“On-stage at the Metropolis Ballroom” announces: MOTHER’S DAY“SMOOTH“ 87.7 BRUNCH w/ Chicago’s own Rick O’Dell broadcasting live Jazz Radio from the Ballroom

ON STAGE at Metropolis Ballroom* :::GRAND OPENING May 8TH, 2011::: Where every event is an opportunity to meet the artist in person!

May 8th, 2011 Brunch seating 9:30am – 4pm
6 South Vail Ave Arlington Heights, IL – Up stairs at the Metropolis Ballroom – overlooking Harmony Park 1 Block from the Metra NW line stop, and FREE parking ramp adjacent to the building.
Handicapped accessible.

Mother’s Day Brunch Includes: Unlimited Champagne, Gourmet Menu, North Shore Cake
Boss Cake Sculpture & Photo Contest, Meet Rik O’Dell from Smooth 87.7 as he broadcasts live from the ballroom
Tickets are limited and prepaid: Call the ballroom directly (847) 870-8787 x 200
Adults $48 Kids under 11-4 $18, 3 under FREE.

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PRESS RELEASE – Arlington Heights, Illinois – 18 April 2011 – ON STAGE At Metropolis BallRoom

Mother’s Day Brunch Like No Other!

Mother’s Day Brunch with Smooth 87.7 Rick O’Dell live, the Bakery debut of the North Shore Cake Boss, Joseph LoChirco, and Unlimited Champagne and a gourmet menu UNBELIEVABLE!

“ON STAGE at the Metropolis Ballroom,” is a series of planned live entertainment all-ages events already scheduled through the end of the year. “We are thrilled to bring top level national talent to Arlington Heights,” said Thomas W. Manetti, president of the Metropolis Ballroom of Arlington Heights. “We already have exciting events planned through fall, and the prospect of bringing the best in up-and-coming American musical artists for the enjoyment of the neighboring community is very exciting.

Also, my goal is to be able to utilize these events as an outreach for local area youth who are interested in the performance arts.” We plan to feature youth talent to open our all ages concerts, and donate to the school, church or organization from which they came. We also look to introduce young bands from the local area and original music. Youth interested in preforming ON STAGE at Metropolis Ballroom are encouraged to go to the website for additional information.

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Expansion Plans Include ALL AGES New LIVE Entertainment events, Mother’s Day Brunch with Smooth 87.7 Rick O’Dell Live, the Bakery debut of the North shore Cake Boss, Joseph LoChirco, and New opportunities for local area youth musicians!

Downtown Arlington Heights is already a bustling center for dining, business, and theater. It will soon boast recurring monthly special events aimed at increasing the Metropolis Ballroom of Arlington Heights’ commitment to the community and youth in the area.

With this fresh infusion of talent and excitement, the Metropolis Ballroom is well on track to more than double the guest presence downtown Arlington Heights, creating more walk through clientele for downtown restaurants and bars. This will also increase community awareness for the wide variety of businesses, visitor amenities, and theatrical productions in the downtown proper.

Celebrating an upcoming series of public ALL-Ages events, the Northwest suburban based event venue today announced a new series of live entertainment events. This historic venue grants guests VIP status with up-close and personal access to a renowned roster of artists. Maximum capacity is 400 people, and this creates an intimate atmosphere that will showcase the artists. Double feature dinner events and meet and greet opportunities sell out fast with fewer than 150 tickets available, allowing the lucky ticket holder the opportunity to meet the featured artists, mingle and chat with them live.

“We are thrilled to bring top level national talent to Arlington Heights,” said Thomas W. Manetti, president of the Metropolis Ballroom of Arlington Heights. “We already have exciting events planned through fall, and the prospect of bringing the best in up-and-coming American musical artists for the enjoyment of the neighboring community is very exciting. Also, my goal is to be able to utilize these events as an outreach for local area youth who are interested in the performance arts.” We plan to feature youth talent to open our all ages concerts, and donate to the school, church or organization from which they came. We also look to introduce young bands from the local area and original music.

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The De Parade 2010 Festival Tours The Netherlands

The De Parade Festival is returning to The Netherlands in 2010 and will be visiting the cities of Rotterdam, The Hague, Amsterdam and Utrecht. The events will be a celebration of the arts, covering a wide range of theatre, dance and cinema genres with special children’s parades taking place each day.

Martin Luther King Park in Amsterdam will be filled with theatre tents from the 6th to the 22nd of August and visitors will be spoilt for choice with the variety of entertainment that is open to all. The festival takes place each summer, touring the major cities of The Netherlands and there is something to suit everyone, from young children to the elderly. Visitors will also be able to take advantage of the array of food and drink on offer at some of the stalls. Admission costs seven Euros and once inside visitors can purchase tickets for individual performances, though prices vary from two to eight Euros, but visitors are able to select the shows that appeal to them the most.

Performances take place throughout each evening and performers will be out in the street demonstrating their work, to entice visitors into the theatre tents. Most of the events have been created especially for this festival and usually last no longer than half an hour.

The Head of Marketing at, Lek Boonlert, says “The hotels situated around the venues are always popular so booking in advance is recommended.” For those looking for cheap Amsterdam hotels there is a wide choice available that offer comfortable accommodation at reasonable prices.

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Limelight Atlanta LLC Presents: Limelight ‘One More Night’

Limelight “One More NIght”

Atlanta Ga-(Buckhead)
Start Time: Friday, July 30, 2010 at 6:00pm
End Time: Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 2:00am
Location: The Buckhead Theatre (Formerly The Roxy)
Street: 3110 Roswell Road
City/Town: Atlanta, GA (Buckhead)

Atlanta relives the 80s on July 30th, 2010. The Limelight “OneMoreNight ”! The cast ,crew and DJ’s that made Atlanta dance the night away will return for the 30th Anniversary of the Limelight.

The world famous night club experience will come alive for “One More Night ”…

The event will be held at the Newly Renovated and Spectacular Buckhead Theatre 3110 Roswell Rd.

Tickets can now be purchased at the event web site:


$50.00 General Admission ($85 VIP) + tax
While Supplies Last!
Doors Open at 6PM Music Starts at 7PM so get there early.

You can contact Limelight Atlanta LLC regarding sponsorship and marketing opportunities at SPONSORS@LIMELIGHTATLANTA.COM.

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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 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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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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Siren Assassins Invade LA!

Rhapsody James’s Siren Assassins – the multimedia dance show – making its “one night only” Hollywood debut.

Siren Assassins will open at the world renowned Avalon (Hollywood) on 10th of March 2010.

Artistic Director and Choreographer Rhapsody James emerges from the drawing room, bringing you a smoldering fusion of club show and thriller, Siren Assassins. Using multimedia and dance Rhapsody’s cabaret styling’s evoke a KILL BILL and CELL BLOCK TANGO inspired event. Suspenseful and sultry, witty and wicked, these twelve femme fatales captivate your attention and bring you into their own fatal attractions, as they are tested to become a part of the lethal female assassin team…Siren Assassins! Bring along ice water and an alibi this show will have you sweating bullets or dodging them.

Rhapsody James takes the lead in mixing your traditional cabaret show with multimedia and Street Jazz choreography. Awakening the culmination of film and dance with three years of preparation, Rhapsody James has designed a show that will have you on the edge of your seat wanting more. The engaging visuals will take you into a world of deception, lies and revenge as you realize a “Woman’s Scorn” is a lethal emotion that can never be tamed.

Siren Assassins first premiered at Crash Mansion in NYC on September 23rd, 2008. This sold out venue, packed hundreds of people, to see these 12 vixens take center stage as they danced into the fantasies of all men and woman. Featuring Bad Boy Recording Artist Cassie as Onyx (leader of the femme fatale team), it was confirmed Siren Assassins invaded NYC with a hit show. “I want to be a Siren Assassin” was the most stated quote throughout the night. Beyonce /Columbia Records Recording Artist states, “Rhapsody’s Choreography is awesome!” Jay Sean /Cash Money Records Recording Artist states “Rhapsody’s vision is so Sick! I Love this show! Amazing” Donnie Klang /Bad Boy Recording Artist, states, “I was mesmerized by this show Rhapsody created. I want to see it again and again”. Laurie Ann Gibson /Making the Band Choreographer, states, “It was a pleasure to watch!” Cassie /Bad Boy Recording Artist states “I think we are all Siren Assassins at heart. Rhapsody brings it out in all of us”

In 2010, Siren Assassins is back with a revised show that is sure to please. Canada’s New Music sensation TRISH will be taking over the role as ONYX: The General. Premiering her slick mannequin style movement TRISH is sure to get everyone out their seats. Siren Assassins is made up 12 dangerously hot females: Ruby Red Daisy: The Rebel, Kaori Couture: The Model, Lola: The Angel, Raizer: The Gangster, Venom: The Housewife, Switch: The Psycho, Valencia Vital: The Dealer, Mindblow: The Specialist, Lady Las Vegas: The Gambler, Queen Jade: The Heiress, Black Widow: The Vixen , Diamond Ice: The Cutthroat. Onyx: The General is the one leads this female squad. The 12 Femme Fatales are made up of the most sought after female dancers in the industry.

Tickets are currently on sale at There currently is an online special for General Admission($20 Online) Balcony Seating ($35 Online). VIP/Floor Seating ($50) Seating is limited.

Be on the lookout for the Siren Assassins at

Invited Guests: Rihanna, Raven Symone, Kesha, Angela and Vanessa Simmons, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Taraji Henson, Pink, Akon, Black Eyed Peas, Christina Milian, Jordan Sparks, Macy Gray, Estelle, Sean Paul, Tatyanna Ali, Eve, Cassie, Jay Sean, Neyo, Usher,Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, Amanda Bynes, Vivica A Fox, Bobby Trendy, Phoebe Price, Zoe Kravitz, Mel C., Paris Hilton, Audrina Patridge, Heidi and Spencer Pratt, Teyana Taylor, Melody Thorton (Pussycat Dolls) , Lamar and Khloe Odom, Kim Kardashian, Tyrese, Kid Cudi, Tila Tequila, Tierra Marie, Lisa Raye…

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