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NEW BURLESQUE SHOW WITH BIG BARK AND EVEN BIGGER BITE

  • 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 LONEFOXX.com. For bookings and press inquiries, contact LONEFOXX at getfoxxedup@lonefoxx.com.

About LONEFOXX
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.

Contact:
Nikki Dalonzo and Jamie Donovan
Co-founders, Creators and Performers
LONEFOXX, LLC.
Phone: 714.606.5605
Email: getfoxxedup@lonefoxx.com

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Confirmed Featured Creators for first-ever VidCon Europe in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, 02-Nov-2016 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — VidCon (vidcon.com), the world’s largest online video conference for fans, creators, and industry professionals, today announced a teaser list of Featured Creators for the first-ever VidCon Europe, which will take place in Amsterdam, April 7-9, 2017, at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.

The inaugural VidCon Europe will include over 100 international, regional, and local Featured Creators whose content spans numerous online video verticals. During the event, these creators will collaborate to celebrate the industry of online video through connection, content, instruction, and hilarity. Highlights of VidCon Europe will include panels and performances from some of the following confirmed Featured Creators:

Hannah Hart
Mamrie Hart
Gigi Gorgeous
Swoozie
Andrea Russett
Benny & Rafi Fine
Fleur de Force
Freddie Wong
Joey Graceffa
Jon Cozart
– Oli White
Sarah Close
BibisBeautyPalace
Défano Holwijn
Julian Claßen
Scola Dondo

As guests continue to confirm their attendance at VidCon Europe, the Featured Creators list will regularly update at vidconeurope.com.

The long-awaited VidCon Europe — with its Australian counterpart, VidCon Australia, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, September 9-10 — will welcome approximately 7,500 fans and creators, with a custom experience designed to celebrate the unique online video ecosystem of those regions.

VidCon programming and tickets follow a three-track format, designed to appeal to everyone from the most passionate fans to the biggest media companies. The Community Track engages attendees interested in experiencing the online video culture through Q&As, discussions, concerts, interviews, movie nights, meetups, signings, and games. The Creator Track serves attendees looking to make better content, grow their online presence, enter the industry, meet fellow creators, and learn the ins-and-outs of online video culture. The Industry Track features keynotes, fireside chats, seminars, and product demonstrations geared toward attendees working in the online video industry.

This three-day celebration in Amsterdam will feature programming exclusive to the Industry track on Friday, shifting focus to Community and Creator activities and entertainment throughout Saturday and Sunday. Similar to the 8th Annual VidCon (in Anaheim, California, June 21-24), VidCon Europe will feature a variety of endemic and non-endemic sponsors and exhibitors. As veteran VidCon fans know well, these events are packed with robust content, performances, and high-energy celebration, and the VidCon team is determined to continue this tradition overseas. Attendees of the first-ever VidCon Europe in Amsterdam should expect an online-video celebration of global proportions.

As part of their expansion into Europe, VidCon will be partnering with VEED Festival (veed.nl), a 3-day event focusing on the Dutch online video community, planned for April 6-8. VidCon and VEED will collaborate to bring international, regional, and local online video creators together for networking and celebration.

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Lua Hadar with Twist Swings it in French at Society Cabaret Bastille Party

San Francisco, CA, July 03, 2015 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — To celebrate French Independence Day, Lua Hadar with Twist returns for an encore performance of their popular French Music Hall show, “C’est Magnifique!” This Bastille-Day-with-a-Twist features Lua on French and English vocals, Music Director Jason Martineau on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Kelly Park on drums, and special guest Dave Sturdevant on guitar and harmonica. Saturday, July 11 at 8pm (seating from 7pm) at Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex Union Square, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Tickets start at $25 (NO FEES) at Ticketmaster or societycabaret.com Or call 415-857-1896. Full bar, great food. More info at www.luahadar.com.

The show presents a variety of songs from the popular traditions of Paris, including those of American songwriter Cole Porter; hence the title “C’est Magnifique!” a song from Cole Porter’s 1953 musical, Can-Can.

Dave Sturdevant’s harmonica brings a Toots Thielemans-style to the show, in addition to the gypsy sound of his swinging guitar.

French songs by Charles Trenet, Maxime LeForestier, Edith Piaf and Serge Gainsbourg round out the set list, and as ever, Lua’s fun and quirky stories provide her personalized bridge to the songs, whether you speak French or not.

Hadar is no stranger to France or French music, having just returned from teaching a master class in France on American Jazz Standards.

[VIDEO: https://youtu.be/EuohiSigShk]

[TICKETS: http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/229943/1911076?Brand=societycab]

ABOUT TWIST:
Since its inception in 2007, Hadar’s cosmopolitan jazz ensemble TWIST has developed a multi-lingual world jazz fusion that twists the styles of international standards and brings new material into the jazz idiom.

Lua has charmed audiences from New York’s Iridium Jazz Club to Bangkok’s Thailand Cultural Center to the Swan Bar in Paris, where, on a return engagement, she previewed “C’est Magnifique!” to an enthusiastic full house before bringing it to San Francisco’s Society Cabaret for its first run in November 2013. The show was reprised last year and became a Society Cabaret tradition, presented each time with a different featured instrumentalist.

Hadar has released three CDs with Music Director Jason Martineau and Twist. The most recent, “Like A Bridge,” was recorded in 2012 as the centerpiece of her Bridges Project. The “Like A Bridge” DVD was nominated for an Independent Music Award and was released at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland in September of 2013 after its premiere at San Francisco’s Historic Balboa Theater.

“…such a lovely variety of songs from cabaret traditions of Paris (and beyond), that we might as well have been in a brick-walled basement room in the Quartier Latin.” – Talkin’ Broadway

“First call band of international talent and an innate gift of swing.” – Critical Jazz

For more information on Lua Hadar with Twist, see luahadar.com, iTunes, youtube, facebook, twitter and most major music sites.

ABOUT THE HOTEL REX AND SOCIETY CABARET:
The Hotel Rex is San Francisco’s answer to New York’s legendary Algonquin Hotel, located at 562 Sutter Street between Powell and Mason. Surrounded by 1920’s and 30’s style artwork and glamour, guests can linger in the Library Bar for cocktails and conversation. A menu of American classics with a European influence is available in the cabaret room as small plates or dinner. Society Cabaret patrons are immersed in an ambiance of arts and culture, in a true cabaret setting. Society Cabaret has received acclaim from the San Francisco Mayor’s Office and has expanded this year with venues in San Diego and San José. (http://societycabaret.com)

Contact-Details: Lua Hadar

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LondonTown.com: Top London Festivals in June 2015

Festivals of love, food, architecture and street theatre draw thousands to London

LONDON, June 04, 2015 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — June in London brings the month-long London Festival of Architecture, the City of London Festival, Festival of Love at the Southbank Centre and the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival. See more information about these and 69 of the best London events highlighted by LondonTown.

Google’s office of the future, the National Trust’s Mobile Museum, and SelgasCano’s Serpentine’s Pavilion are amongst 220 events making up the city-wide London Festival of Architecture 2015.

The City of London Festival (22nd June – 10th July 2015) sees the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform at St Paul’s Cathedral while the playful pop-up Bowler Hat creates a temporary performance space in Paternoster Square.

The Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love (Saturday 6 June until Sunday 31 August), takes its inspiration from Nelson Mandela. There are installations, exhibitions and performances for all the family in the theatre pop-up, Roundabout by Paines Plough. The Festival of Love culminates in the Big Wedding Weekend (29th & 30th August) when Southbank Centre welcomes all couples to marry in mass ceremonies in the Royal Festival Hall.

The nine day Greenwich + Docklands International Festival (26th June to 5th July 2015) opens with an epic outdoor spectacular by highly regarded French street theatre company La Compagnie Oposito presenting the UK premiere of Kori Kori, a processional theatrical journey through Greenwich.

Pop music festivals in London in June 2015 include Barclaycard presents British Summer Time which brings top performers including The Strokes, Blur, Kylie, The Who and Taylor Swift to Hyde Park. In between music acts there’s midweek comedy from Rich Hall, Ed Byrne and Ardal O’Hanlon as well as a family event featuring Union J, Justin Fletcher and other CBeebies favourites.

Returning for its 23rd year with 10 nights of concerts and comedy, the Hampton Court Palace Festival presents Jools Holland, John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra, Paloma Faith, Alfie Boe, Peter Andre, and Burt Bacharach. A first for the festival, there’s a double bill of comedy from Alan Davies and Paul Merton on 17th June, all in the open-air courtyard of King Henry VIII’s west London palace.

For more information on these and other great London events in June 2015, go to LondonTown.com where a wide choice of London hotels to suit all budgets is given as well as information on restaurants, attractions and all the latest London happenings.

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DJ Zeke Spinningin the Akademiks shop at JC Penney Herald Square

New York, NY, November 19, 2014 — /EPR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS/ — New York legend DJ Zeke, will be spinning tracks in the Akademiks shop at the JC Penney store located in the Manhattan Mall at Herald Square on Saturday, November 22, from 1PM to 3PM. The first 150 visitors to the Akademiks shop will receive a branded string backpack.

The Akademiks collection for guys features the top trends in street wear. Inspired by the intersection of art, music and fashion, the line is available in over 2,000 specialty stores throughout the U.S. Now those same boutique styles are available at select JCPenney stores throughout all five boroughs.

Check it out on Saturday, November 22, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Akademiks Shop at JCPenney located in the Manhattan Mall at Herald Square (100 W 32nd St), New York, NY 10001

About: Akademiks
Launched 15 years ago, the brand has been a favorite of top music artists and DJs, and continues to set the trend for street wear.
Follow us on Twitter @akdmksclothing

About: DJ Zeke
A rising star in the entertainment industry, and a permanent fixture on the NY club scene, DJ Zeke is known throughout the music industry. DJ Zeke keeps the party going with high energy.

Contact-Details: info@akademiks.com

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LondonTown.com: Spectacular London home opens doors this Bank Holiday

Dance in the Duke of Wellington’s ballroom and see a nude Napoleon at Apsley House

LONDON, September 17, 2014, Fans of London’s colourful history will going to get an extraordinary opportunity to recreate Regency London at one of the capital’s great historic houses this August Bank Holiday. A special Regency Weekend is being held on Sunday 24th August and Monday 25th August at Apsley House, the former home of the Duke of Wellington, featuring dancing and tours of this historic building. Apsley House is located at Hyde Park Corner, right at the heart of London. Visitors to the city should see LondonTown.com for the best information about restaurants in London, cheap hotel rooms and the best bars and places to shop, as well news about events and exhibitions at other top London attractions.

Apsley House – its alternative address is No 1, London – was home to the Duke of Wellington after his victory over Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815, and it retains many of the features and characteristics of those days. The Regency Weekend will allow visitors to view a remarkable interior as well as o ne of the finest art collections in London. Apsley House has paintings by Velazquez and Rubens, a massive nude statue of Napoleon, a wonderful collection of silver and porcelain, the oldest surviving grand piano and, of course, an original pair of Wellington boots.

The weekend is being held of next year’s celebrations that will mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. It will allow visitors to look back at the home life of the powerful men of Wellington’s army and see their wives dressed in all their finery. Families can meet the Napoleonic gentry, learn how to dress as a regency gentleman, discover more about their style and taste and witness the life of ladies during this period. There will also be opportunities throughout the day to learn how to dance Jane Austen-style in the grand ballroom of this spectacular building. For more information, see LondonTown.com

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LondonTown.com: London gallery prepares to explore sex, penguins and much more

Wellcome Collection unveils an idiosyncratic autumn events programme for 2014

 

LONDON, September 17, 2014, The Wellcome Collection, one of London’s most stimulating and unusual venues is preparing to reopen after a lengthy closure for redevelopment and has revealed details of its event-packed autumn programme featuring a busy calendar of exhibitions and one-offs. The Wellcome Collection is located on the Euston Road close to Euston, King’s Cross and St Pancras International stations and features items covering art, science and history from an idiosyncratic personal collection accrued by a pharmacology billionaire on his travels almost 100 years ago. The venue is being extensively refurbished but several areas are open, including some gallery space, a café and bookshop. For more about the Wellcome Collection, see LondonTown.com, where you will also find the best information about London events and exhibitions, as well as London hotels, shops and restaurants.

The Wellcome’s programme includes An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition, a free exhibition that runs until 12th October featuring a curious combination of objects, medical artefacts, paintings, photographs, sculptures, and contemporary artworks. Running until July 2015 is the free video installation, Eye Contact, which forms two giant pairs of eyes that stare out from the windows of the Wellcome Trust’s headquarters, winking and blinking at passing tourists and traffic. The eyes will be ‘awake’ and active through the day and will close at sunset to ‘sleep’ through the night – unless they are woken by a passing pedestrian.

The Wellcome will also be running the Age Of Exploration event series, which looks at the history of exploration and the nature of human curiosity. Events include a talk called Into The Unknown on Thursday 11th September (7-8.30pm), that looks at the human desire to question the unknown and the impact this has on our minds and bodies, and The Worst Journey on Thursday 9th October (7-8.30pm), which looks at the formation of Henry Wellcome’s vast hoard of medical curios and features a specially commissioned musical performance that looks at how how Apsley Cherry-Garrard, the youngest member of Captain Scott’s fateful expedition, risked life and limb to collect emperor penguin eggs in the Antarctic winter.

Coming later this year is a new exhibition, The Institute Of Sexology – from 20th November 2014 to 13th September 2015 – which will be a candid exploration of sexuality, featuring more than 200 objects spanning art, archival material, erotica, film and photography. It will be the first ever UK exhibition to look at the work of the pioneers of the study of sex.

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LondonTown.com: Best events in London in September 2014

London Design Festival and London Fashion Week bring style to the city

LONDON, September 11, 2014, The brand new Totally Thames, London Design Festival, London Fashion Week and Open House Weekend are among the 56 top LondonTown events starting this September. Anyone are planning to travel to the city in September can find great London hotel deals on accommodation at a wide variety of hotels across the city.

Totally Thames, a brand new month-long festival which celebrates London’s main waterway, brings over 100 river-related events to London including the Greenwich Tall Ship Regatta, Fire Garden at Battersea Power Station, and The Great River Race – the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon.

The London Design Festival encompasses over 300 events and exhibitions across London including 100% Design. And if you like design you’ll love London Open House Weekend which gives a sneaky peak behind closed doors – see inside buildings like No. 10, and Anthony Gormley’s extraordinary Room at the brand new Beaumont hotel in Mayfair.

Lindsay Lohan takes centre stage in Speed-the-Plow, just one of the many new theatre shows beginning in London this September. Sofie Grabol, best known as Sarah Lund in ‘The Killing’, stars in the third of Rona Munro’s The James Plays, a trio of new history playing in rep at the National Theatre where Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk is staged, featuring an all-star cast of Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea and Mikel Murfi.

Electra with ‘The English Patient’ actress Kristin Scott Thomas in the title role begins at the Old Vic, ‘King Charles III’ transfers to the West End where ‘Evita’ returns, reopening the Dominion Theatre following a multimillion pound refurbishment, and Steve John Shepherd, best known as Michael Moon in BBC1’s ‘EastEnders’, stars in ‘Albion’ at the Bush Theatre, one of London’s best fringe theatres.

The British Museum stages ‘Ming: 50 Years that Changed China’ as its blockbuster autumn exhibition, monumental paintings and installations by German artist Anselm Kiefer are at the Royal Academy of Arts, while ‘Constable: The Making of a Master’ is at the V&A. Nicole Farhi swaps fashion for sculpture, and the free London Art Book Fair showcases beautiful artists’ books.

It’s not just Kate Bush hitting the music headlines, the iTunes Festival brings a month of free concerts by big bands like Elbow, Rudimental and Pharrell Williams every night of September. Massive Attack, Frank Turner, Imelda May and Athlete entertain the crowds at brand new festival On Blackheath, and Alt-J play a sold out gig at Alexandra Palace.

There’s a chance to see the Berliner Philharmonkier before the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday 13th September. Tickets to the famous Last Night are like gold dust so if you can’t get one join Sir Terry Wogan at Proms in the Park where special guests include Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo, Rufus Wainwright and legendary American funk band Earth, Wind & Fire.

Opera highlights for September include ‘Anna Nicole’ at the Royal Opera House, Nicholas Hytner’s Olivier Award-winning production of ‘Xerxes’, and a new production of Verdi’s ‘Otello’ staged by English National Opera to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary.

In dance, Sadler’s Wells’ Elixir Festival celebrates the contribution of older artists with an appearance by the Company of Elders while the Royal Ballet marks 40 years of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon.

Top designers from across the globe descend on the city for London Fashion Week which is a trade-only event but anyone can go to London Fashion Weekend which takes place on the same site and offers catwalk shows, designer clothes, and talks by industry insiders.

For more information on these and other great events beginning in London in September 2014, go to LondonTown.com where a wide choice of London hotels to suit all budgets is given as well as information on restaurants, attractions and all the latest London happenings.

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LondonTown.com: London boasts strong fashion and design exhibition line-up in 2014

Fans of fashion and design have some real treats to look forward in the second of 2014, with fascinating exhibitions big and small taking place across a range of London museums. Places as diverse as the Museum of London and Jewish Museum as well as the Fashion And Textile Museum and Design Museum are all planning thoughtful exhibitions in the autumn that should attract all fans of fashion and great design. For details of the museum locations, see LondonTown.com, where you will also find excellent guides to local areas, complete with information about cafes, restaurants, shops and cheap London hotels.

London’s fashionable 2014 includes Knitwear: Chanel To Westwood (19th September 2014 – 18th January 2015) at the Fashion And Textile Museum in Bermondsey, which looks at vintage fashion knitwear in the 20th century. This overlaps with the big autumn exhibition at the Design Museum, in nearby Shad Thames, will be Women Fashion Power(29th October 2014 – 26th April 2015), which will explore the politics of dressing for power and success. The exhibition will feature contemporary women working in politics, business, the creative arts and fashion from around the world, as well as looking back at influential women through history.

The Jewish Museum meanwhile will hold Designing the 20th Century: Life and Work of Abram Games (8th September 2014 – 4th January 2015), which looks at the work of one of the key figures in graphic design. Games, the child of Jewish immigrants, designed posters for London Transport and was official war poster artist during World War II. He also worked for the BBC and Olympic Games. And contemporary design will come under the gaze of the Museum of London, where they will be opening a new permanent gallery,Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron (from 25 July), dedicated to the construction of Thomas Heatherwick’s copper Olympic cauldron, showing its design and construction through photographs, drawings and test pieces.

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LondonTown.com: The City of London Festival returns for its 52nd year in 2014

For three weeks this summer the City of London will be taken over by live music, visual arts, film, walks and talks for the 52nd City of London Festival. The festival takes place at numerous venues across the City, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Drapers’ Hall and Devonshire Square. Festival goers travelling from outside of London can find a great selection of cheap hotels in London on LondonTown.com.

The festival runs from 22nd June to 12th July and commences with a Festival Service at St Paul’s Cathedral. Directed by Andrew Carwood, the Cathedral Choir’s Director of Music, the morning service will provide an uplifting start to the three-week programme.

This year’s festival pays homage to the former uniform of the City with a giant inflatable Bowler Hat. Located in Paternoster Square, next to St Paul’s Cathedral, the pop up venue will host a large percentage of the festival’s events, including children’s theatre, cabaret, comedy and circus. Highlights include Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, brought to life by London’s Little Angel Theatre; live comedy from Professional Grumpy Old Woman, Jenny Eclair; a discussion on Smallness with Russell Kane; and Richard Herring’s Lord of the Dance Settee.

Visit LondonTown.com for more information on the festival and all of the other best events taking place in London this summer.

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LondonTown.com: Victoria Park set for The Pixies as Field Day returns

Now into its eighth year, Victoria Park’s Field Day Festival has become something of an institution in London’s live music calendar and one of the capital’s best loved festivals.

Taking place over the weekend of April 7th and 8th, this year’s Field Day returns to Victoria Park in East London with arguably its finest line-up yet. As ever the festival prioritises indie credibility over mainstream pop and it doesn’t get much more indie or credible than Sunday’s headline act, Boston’s proto-Grunge legends the Pixies.

Having just release Indie Cindy, their first full album since 1991’s Trompe le Monde, the Pixies are reportedly in the finest live form of their hugely influential career and promise to deliver blistering renditions of much-loved classics like Where Is My Mind?, Debaser and Bone Machine as well as numbers from their hugely anticipated new record.

Joining the Pixies on the Field Day bill will be Saturday’s headline act Metronomy, who return to the festival after a memorable main stage performance in 2012 in support of new album Love Letters. Psychedelic rock outfit Temples, livewire rapper Danny Brown and Drenge, NME’s recently crowned Best New Band, are among a wonderfully eclectic array of acts filling out the bill.

Tickets are available at £48.50 for Saturday, £38.50 for Sunday or £78 for a weekend pass. Attendees looking for handy accommodation in the area will be pleased to learn thatLondon events and hotels specialist LondonTown.com is supporting the festival by offering a selection discounted hotels within easy walking distance of Victoria Park.

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LondonTown.com: The Eagles Bring their Story to London

Rock stalwarts the Eagles are bringing their ‘History Of’ tour to London with a hotly-anticipated one night stand at the O2 Arena on June 16th. The show will feature original members Glenn Frey and Don Henley trawl their considerable back catalog, interspersing hits such as ‘Desperado’ and ‘Witchy Woman’ with anecdotes about their long, fruitful career.

The tour has attracted widespread critical acclaim for the intimate approach it takes to the Eagles’ canon. Henley and Frey open the show with nothing but a pair of acoustic guitars and stools. The two perform early hits and explain the founding of the band and the introduction of key members. The excitement builds with each addition to the stage: Timothy B. Schmit, a small drum kit, Joe Walsh, a bigger drumkit – so it goes on until the stage is filled with the supporting musicians and lavish sound associated with the Eagles’ hitmaking latter 70s heyday.

The live performance is accompanied by video content charting the evolution of the band, and the Eagles do what they do best, bringing the show to a thrilling climax with two encores. For eager British audiences, the £ 50+ ticket prices are well worth it to see bona fide 20 th century rock aristocracy in action.

Many will travel from across the country (and beyond) to see their heroes, and a number of London hotels have teamed up with LondonTown.com to offer fans the chance to stay close to the 02 without paying full room rates.

Some of the best hotels in the capital are situated in the Docklands area, close to the arena, and LondonTown.com is offering special rates on many of them, exclusively for guests who book through the site.

For more information on the 02 Arena, the History of the Eagles Tour, and to see moreLondon hotels, visit LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: The Spitalfields Music Summer Festival livens up London

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival brings together world class artists and local people to celebrate music in all its forms. The festival transforms the iconic and hidden spaces of east London through a range of quirky and diverse musical experiences.

The festival offers over forty different musical events, from contemporary and classical music to jazz and folk. Performed at an array of contrasting venues, the festival’s diverse programme has brought music to Tower Hamlets since 1976, and this year, music lovers are again spoilt for choice. A sample of the programme shows just how eclectic the festival is: visitors are invited to climb into Folk in a Box for an intimate, one-to-one performance from a surprise artist, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment play at Shoreditch Church, the Seavaigers ensemble bring a fresh perspective on Scottish music, and Wilton’s Music Hall hosts the 5-piece minimalist folk collective, Firefly Burning. Adventurous fans of classical music can visit Toynbee Studios to watch Death Actually, an irreverent and invigorating celebration of death. The festival organisers have also put together a number of talks and debates, walks and visits, and interactive workshops. For example, Uluzululalia allows children aged 6-11 to experiment with and invent new sounds and how to explore the sounds their voices can make and the science behind it. There are numerous cheap London hotels in the East End so music lovers can stay in the area for several nights and enjoy the eclectic mix of shows and events on offer.

The festival will run from 6th to 21st of June 2014. Visit LondonTown.com for more information on the festival and about Spitalfields.

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LondonTown.com: Great British TV dramas remembered at BFI Southbank

One of British television’s most important writers, Dennis Potter, will be the subject of a special retrospective at the BFI Southbank, London’s illustrious home for cinema. The BFI Southbank is located on the South Bank by Waterloo Bridge close to the National Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, London Aquarium, Tate Modern, London Eye and other London cultural landmarks. To explore the attractions in the area, see LondonTown.com, the London website that contains the most up-to-date listings for London events and exhibitions at thousands of venue, as well as the latest booking information for London hotels and restaurants.

Dennis Potter, who died in 1994, produced a body of work specifically for television that redefined the TV drama. Starting on 6th June, the BFI Southbank will begin to screen the entire surviving canon of his work to mark the 20th anniversary of his death. The catalogue of work is so vast that it will be screened in four parts, over two years, each focusing on a pertinent theme: ‘Politics and Betrayal’, in June, followed by ‘The Outsider Inside’ in July, then ‘Faith and Redemption’ and ‘Sex & Death’ in June and July 2015.

There will also be a number of events including a talk on 26th June by playwright Mark Ravenhill, who will offer his own personal response to Potter following the documentary:Close Up: Dennis Potter: Under the Skin (BBC, 1998). The screenings of Potter’s films will include For Paper Roses (ITV, 1971), in which Potter drew on his experiences as a Fleet Street journalist, and Lay Down Your Arms (ITV, 1980), in which a Private recruited for British Intelligence battles with the Establishment. July’s films will include Pennies from Heaven (the complete series, BBC, 1978), a totally original, innovative and unique form of television drama and Lipstick on Your Collar (the complete series, Channel 4, 1993), as well rarely seen plays such as Angels Are So Few (BBC, 1970), Only Make Believe (BBC, 1973) and Brimstone and Treacle (BBC, 1976).

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LondonTown.com: Join the man from UNKLE as Meltdown hits 21

The Southbank Centre is set for another summer of eclectic musical adventuring in the company of a true cultural icon. This year’s curator is Mo’Wax impresario James Lavelle, a massively influential voice in Electronic music and Hip Hop over the last 20 years and a figure who embodies the eclecticism and innovation of the Meltdown Festival perfectly.

The 21st Meltdown sees Lavelle following in the footsteps of Patti Smith, David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker and Yoko One by curating an idiosyncratic selection of performances that offer an insight into a distinctive oeuvre that combines creative entrepreneurship with a radical artistic approach that spans music, fashion, art, design and film.

Much of Lavelle’s best known work draws on a collaborative approach that thrives on eclecticism and knows no cultural bounds. Fittingly his Meltdown line-up exhibits all the diversity of projects like UNKLE, with a mindboggling wide array of acts ranging from the iconic Chrissie Hynde, playing her first gig in London in five years to legendary Punk Funk pioneers ESG.

Other performers include techno innovator Jeff Mills, drum and bass hero Goldie performing with the Heritage Orchestra and a special audiovisual performance from UNKLE, Lavelle’s most famous project.

LondonTown.com are offering a great selection of discounts on London hotels in close proximity to the South Bank Centre so anyone visiting London take in one of Lavelle’s Meltdown events should have no trouble finding handy location at a reasonable price.

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World Premiere Performance of Jay Huling’s New Comedy The Sing Sing Suite Breaks World Record for Longest Sustained Laughter from a Live Audience in Theatre History

According to entertainment historians, the longest sustained laughter in radio history came during Jack Benny’s “Your Money or Your Life” routine — an outburst that lasted 32 seconds. Television history was made in the “Lucy Raises Chickens” episode of I Love Lucy, where the audience laughed at one particular gag for more than two minutes.

Playwright Jay Huling’s new comedy The Sing Sing Suite recently made theatre history at its world premiere May 9 at the Washington County Playhouse when the audience’s sustained laughter at the climax’s “Champagne Bit” lasted for more than four minutes.

“Some people think that kind of cachinnation slows down the pace of a performance,” said Huling, “but when your work is compared with great moments of laughter from The Tonight Show, The Carol Burnett Show, or All in the Family, I’ll take a showstopper every time.”

The record-breaking moment comes toward the end of Act II of The Sing Sing Suite when the main character is trying to have a secret romantic rendezvous with an unrequited love interest. With the lights dimmed to create a tender mood, he struggles to open a Champagne bottle — putting it between his legs to gain more leverage. He is seen in silhouette trying to uncork the stopper, and the double entendre is both obvious and side-splitting hilarious.

“It’s a genuinely funny moment that combines a lot of psychological playwriting techniques to produce laughter from an audience,” said Huling. “There are elements of surprise, exaggeration, uncomfortableness, incongruity, misdirection, and a little bit of a naughty feeling all rolled into one.

Huling, who is from Cincinnati, Ohio and now resides in Jacksonville, Florida, is perhaps best known for his absurd comedy Elvis of Nazareth — which was selected as one of “America’s Best Short Plays” and published by Applause Books.

The Sing Sing Suite runs through June 22 at the Washington County Playhouse in Maryland. Tickets are $39 and can be purchased by calling 301-739-SHOW (7469). Advanced reservations are required. Performances follow dinner, which begins at 6:00 p.m.

The theater is located at 44 North Potomac Street in Hagerstown, Maryland 21740. More information is available at the Washington County Playhouse’s website: www.wcpdt.com.

More information about playwright Jay Huling is available at www.jayhuling.com.

Contact Details: Jay Huling
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P.O. Box 14171
Jacksonville, FL 32238
(904) 777-3222
jay@jayhuling.com
www.jayhuling.com
www.wcpdt.com

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LondonTown.com: Country legend Rosanne Cash announces UK date

Country legend Rosanne Cash has announced she will be playing the Barbican Centre on 30th April in celebration of her new album, The River & The Thread, which was released on 10 th February 2014 on Decca/Blue Note and has already been hailed as the best of her career. The Barbican Centre is located in the heart of London, close to both the West End and the City, and is surrounded by great hotels, restaurants and bar. Anybody hoping to find a cheap hotel in London close to the Barbican or in any other London location should visit LondonTown.com, London’s most reliable website for the latest information on room rates and hotel bookings.

Cash, the eldest daughter of American superstar Johnny Cash, wrote and recorded The River & The Thread with her husband and producer John Leventhal. Many of the songs concern life and history in the American south, and feature varied musical styles, from blues and gospel to folk, country and rock. It has been hailed as the best album of her long career and features guest appearances from great American singer-songwriters such as Alison Moorer, Rodney Crowell, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson and Tony Joe White. It is her 15th album.

Cash was born in Memphis and raised in California. She has had 21 Top 40 country singles, including 11 No 1s. She has received 12 GRAMMY nominations, winning in 1985 and has also published four books. Her essays and fiction have appeared in The New York Times,Rolling Stone and   New York magazine, among others. Her concert at the Barbican on 30 th April is likely to be a must-see event for fans of country rock and tickets will be priced from between £10 and £35 for An Evening With Rosanne Cash. For more information on concerts at the Barbican and other London venues, visit LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless Folk

It started in 2008 as a one-off Humanist antidote to the festive season and has snowballed into an annual Christmas shindig that attracts hoards of special guests. Robin Ince’s science-packed Nine Lessons and Carols for Godless Folk assembles like-minded friends and acquaintances from the worlds of comedy, music, entertainment and science for a couple of hours of eclectic entertainment.

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s shows at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre on 10-11 and 15-22 December. Visitors to London who want to guarantee they aren’t sleeping in a stable can book a great London Hotel through the website LondonTown.com. And with live updates on room availability across central London, even those booking at the last minute can ensure they find room at an Inn.

This is a unique event where no evening is the same as contributors change according to who is available that night. A comedian who happens to be in town may rock up with a guitar and join in; a learned scientist may come on and lecture in quantum physics while performing magic tricks. No one ever knows quite what will happen, least of all Ince himself.

Expected to show up at some point this year are: Lee Mack, Marcus du Sautoy, John Hegley, Bridget Christie, Jonny & the Baptists, Scroobius Pip, Mark Watson, Richard Herring, Phil Jeays, Steve Backshall, Marcus Brigstocke and Shappi Khorsandi.

Ince has said this will be the last year of Nine Lessons…. Tickets are £25 (£15 concessions) and are already selling fast. Money raised from the concerts will go to the Rationalist Association, publishers of The New Humanist magazine. The latest news on each evening’s line up can be found on their website rationalist.org.uk.

Booking a London hotel through LondonTown.com allows you to pinpoint the nearest hotels to the theatre, and to find the rooms with the best rates.

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LondonTown.com: The seasonal festivities continue this weekend in London

With Christmas drawing closer the majority of London events are taking a festive theme, with this weekend focusing on Father Christmas in particular. For those who own a full, traditional Santa costume and are yet to witness The View From The Shard, this Sunday is the time to visit. Between 10am and 1pm, anyone dressed in a full Father Christmas costume will be granted free entry to the viewing platform, which at 244 metres is the highest public viewing platform in Western Europe and provides unrivalled views across London and 40 miles beyond. Continuing the Santa theme, the bizarrely brilliant Santacon returns on Saturday. Previously known as Santathon, the custom sees a gang of Santas run around town, singing customised carols, giving out gifts and encouraging strangers to sit on their laps – all with the aim of spreading some festive cheer. Fearing that Father Christmas has stopped believing in himself, the Comedy Club 4 Kids presents The Santa Claus Experiment at the Bloomsbury Theatre this Saturday. Putting the science back into Christmas, the event welcomes a host of elves, scientists and comedians to restore everyone’s faith in the Santa.

Further festive activities this weekend include the Festival of Fairytales for Grown Ups, transforming the Bargehouse on the South Bank into an enchanting world of storytelling, music, art and film; Gizzi Erksine’s Twisted Christmas at Hawker House, a yuletide feast that sees the Street Feast vendors put a festive twist on their food; and Scrooge’s Cyptic Christmas Trail, HiddenCity tests your Christmas spirit with a festival trail around central London.

There’s also the chance to enjoy all the best parts of a wedding at Shotgun Weddings, indulge on wine and cheese at A Grape Night In’s Vinter Bar and stock up on chocolate just in time for Christmas at the Southbank Chocolate Festival.

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From comedy and literature to music and photography, the Southbank Centre boasts a diverse programme this autumn

Autumn on the South Bank is shaping up to be an impressive affair and with the Southbank Centre being London’s hub of cultural arts, visitors can expect a generous line-up of events. One of the centre’s most ambitious classical music projects to date, the year-long Rest is Noise festival is in its final few months before closing in December. Taking audiences on a chronological journey of 20 th century music, the second half of the festival focuses on music composed between 1945 and 2000. Autumn highlights of the programme include rare London performances from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (4th October), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (3 rd November) and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (28th November). The finale of the festival will come from the London Philharmonic Orchestra with a performance of Adams’ El Nino. Visitors travelling to the Southbank Centre from outside of the city can find a great selection of central London hotels on LondonTown.com.

As well as classical music, the Southbank Centre also welcomes a number of contemporary performers to London this autumn. Chart-topping and award-winning vocalist Alison Moyet stops by on 15 th October, American ensemble Pink Martini perform on 18 th October and veteran singer Roy Harper promotes his album Man and Myth on 22 nd October. Part of the literature and spoken word autumn season, an array of writers and performers will also visit the centre, including Elizabeth Gilbert, Seamus Heanet and Jennifer Saunders who stops by to launch her latest book, Bonkers.

Following previews at the Soho Theatre and performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, David Baddiel’s Fame: Not The Musical comes to the Southbank Centre in October. His first solo stand-up show in fifteen years, the bespectacled novelist will treat London audiences to a deconstruction of his own fame and our culture’s obsession with fame in general.

The World Press Photo Exhibition returns to the Southbank Centre in November, showcasing the most powerful and moving images from the past year. Later in the month the London Jazz Festival offers a flamboyant ten-day programme across a number of London venues. Programme highlights at the Southbank Centre include performances from Hugh Masekela, Patty Griffin and Grammy Award-winning bassist Marcus Miller. The festival conclusion is also hosted by the centre with a performance from singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux.

Find out about all the best events happening in London over the next few months with LondonTown.com’s Autumn 2013 in London article.

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