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Paul Anka

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  2. Paul Anka
    Event on 2016-05-14 20:00:00

    The legendary Paul Anka performs timeless favorites and signature hits such as “You Are My Destiny,” “Lonely Boy” and “Put Your Head on My Shoulder.”

    • Born July 30, 1941, in Ottawa into a tight-knit Canadian family, Paul Anka didn't waste much time getting his life in music started. He sang in the choir at Church and studied piano. He honed his writing skills with journalism courses, even working for a spell at the Ottawa Citizen. By 13, he had his own vocal group, the Bobbysoxers. He performed at every amateur night he could get to in his mother's car, unbeknownst to her of course. Soon after, he won a trip to New York by winning a Campbell's soup contest for IGA Food Stores that required him to spend three months collecting soup can labels. It was there his dream was solidified, he was going to make it as a singer composer; there was not a doubt in his young tenacious mind. 

      In 1956, he convinced his parents to let him travel to Los Angeles, where he called every record company in the phone book looking for an audition. A meeting with Modern Records led to the release of Anka's first single, "Blau-Wile Deverest Fontaine." It was not a hit, but Anka kept plugging away, going so far to sneak into Fats Domino's dressing room to meet the man and his manager in Ottawa. When Anka returned New York in 1957, he scored a meeting with Don Costa, the A&R man for ABC-Paramount Records. He played him a batch of songs that included "Diana" — Costa was duly enthusiastic about the potential of the young singer and songwriter. The rapid and enormous success of "Diana"- his first number one hit — made him a star. 

      "They are all very autobiographical," says Anka of his early hits. "I was alone, traveling, girls screaming, and I never got near them. I'm a teenager and feeling isolated and all that. That becomes 'Lonely Boy.' At record hops, I'm up on stage and all these kids are holding each other with heads on each other's shoulders. Then I have to go have dinner in my room because there are thousands of kids outside the hotel — 'Put Your Head on My Shoulder' was totally that experience. 

      Soon Paul found himself traveling by bus with the 'Cavalcade of Stars' with the top names of the day in the era of segregation, performing at the Copa Cabana, the youngest entertainer ever to do so, and honing his craft surrounded by the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Frankie Lyman, and Chuck Berry. 

      By the time the Beatles arrived in the sixties, Anka had another tool in his survival kit. "After a few hits," he says, "I knew I was a writer, and with writers, the power was always in the pen. When I started writing for Buddy Holly and Connie Francis, I felt that it made me different for people — they'd say, 'Hey, you can write, you can fall back on something." Among his proudest accomplishments was writing the Academy Award-nominated theme for The Longest Day, the 1962 film in which he also starred. 

      Songwriting and performing "are what gave me the confidence to keep going," he says. Becoming a junior associate of Sinatra and the Rat Pack also had its privileges. By the '70s, the success of "My Way" and a string of hits like "(You're) Having My Baby" confirmed his status as an icon of popular music. His later achievements as a recording artist included "Hold Me 'Til the Morning Comes," a hit duet with Peter Cetera in 1983, the Spanish-language album Amigos in 1996, and Body of Work, a 1998 duets album that featured Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Patti LaBelle, Tom Jones and daughter Anthea Anka. If this wasn't enough, it was revealed upon its release in 2009, that Anka co-wrote Michael Jackson's posthumous #1 worldwide hit, "This Is It," which has further cemented his place upon the most prolific and versatile songwriters of any generation. 

      Not one to rest on his laurels, Anka's two most recent albums — Rock Swings and now Classic Songs, My Way — ingeniously featured songs originally created by some of the biggest rock performers of the day — as well as other established artists across several genres. The twist: Paul Anka did the songs 'his way.' His goal: "taking great songs and rework them so they're natural for me." With the help of his five daughters, Anka spent months researching music from the '80s and '90s, trying to find the songs that would work in the radical new context he proposed. The songs that made the cut included Bon Jovi's "It's My Life," Lionel Richie's "Hello" and Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven." Even more dramatic were his transformations of "Wonderwall" by Oasis, "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit." 

      Rock Swings went Top 10 in the UK, and was certified gold in the UK, France, and Canada, hit No. 2 on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart and went on to sell half a million units worldwide

    at Mayo Performing Arts Center
    100 South Street
    Morristown, United States

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  4. White Diamond Sundays OC
    Event on 2016-01-10 21:30:00
    Ceated by MMG, the company behind Miami's LIV Nightclub , STORY is a unique destination for consumers looking for an unparalleled, high energy nightlife experience. The 27,000 square foot space is equipped with a state-of-the art Infinite Hybrid Sound System and its concert style lighting and visuals stand bigger and bolder than the competition. Its stylish design and sophisticated feel compliment a premium bottle service experience, offering over 60 exclusive VIP tables & five full-service bars. STORY’s in-house production & design team transforms the venue on a nightly basis into an extravagant circus-style setting where nothing’s shocking. This EDM/ HIP HOP events will surely be one of orange countys best Club Nights 18+ entry for guestlist text 714-872-0996 or log on towww.yosttheater.com

    at Yost Theater
    307 North Spurgeon Street
    Santa Ana, United States

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  6. Rock-A-Roke
    Event on 2016-01-12 19:00:00
    Join us at Rockbar Theater in San Jose, the Bay Area's hottest spot for music and events, on Tuesday, August 25th at 7pm for a night of singing, dancing, and fun. In the main stage area, you will have the chance to sing your heart out during karaoke with a live band! Feeling a little too shy for singing on a stage with a live band? That’s okay, there will be traditional karaoke in the VIP Vodka Bar. If you’re not feeling like bursting into song, we have free pool available all night as well. Rock-A-Roke is every Tuesday night at 7pm for FREE! Best of all, happy hour prices on both food and appetizers start at 5pm and go all night! well drinks and our signature cocktail, the Goblet of Rock, is only . So bring your friends and get ready for an exciting and laughter-filled night. See you there!

    at RockBar Theater
    360 Saratoga Avenue
    San Jose, United States

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  8. Orgy
    Event on 2016-01-20 19:00:00
    with Bobaflex, Death Valley High, Dr. Death & Mr. Vile
    ORGY emerged in the Goth music scene in 1998 with their incredible remake of 'Blue Monday'. The track sold over 1 million copies and built a worldwide audience for the brand. In late 2005, after the release of the D1 Music and Associates Punk Statik Paranoia PSP and their D1 Music /DLC Records Independent "TRANS GLOBAL SPECTACLE" DVD promotional tour the band went on a hiatus to work on their side projects. In 2011, after seven years of demand from fans for new music and a tour, founding member Jay Gordon (vocals) decided it was time to kick things back up and begin recording and touring again in support of ORGY's fans.Born in San Francisco, CA, Jay Gordon was heavily influenced by music from a young age. After playing bass for several years and working as a producer and engineer on several albums (including Coal Chamber's self-titled album and others), Jay was introduced to four other musicians who, with him, would eventually form ORGY. After establishing themselves in the scene, the band was noticed by Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis and signed to Elementree/Reprise records. 1998-2000Orgy's primary release, 1998's Candyass, turned out to be a vast success, mainly fueled by the band's wildly-popular cover of 'Blue Monday' and their initial single, 'Stitches'. Each single saw several remixes, some of which were produced by Jay Gordon himself (a trend fans came to expect with ORGY's following single releases). In 2000, ORGY unleashed their second complete album, Vapor Transmission, with 'Fiction (Dreams in Digital)' and 'Opticon' chosen as the singles.2000-2005After the release of Vapor Transmission, ORGY left Elementree/Reprise under cordial circumstances. In 2002, Jay Gordon presented the song 'Slept So Long' for the Queen of the Damned movie soundtrack. Jay Gordon and ORGY appeared on additional movie soundtracks including Scream 3, Not Another Teen Age Movie and Zoolander, the latter featuring the previously unreleased song 'Faces'.In 2003, Jay Gordon started his own independent record label, D1 Music, and released the band's third album, Punk Statik Paranoia, in 2004 which sold over 150,000 units independently and their Trans Global Spectacle DVD was released in 2005 also sold slightly over 9,000 units. Shortly after these releases, ORGY announced an indefinite hiatus.Mid-hiatus, Jay Gordon kept busy with producing, engineering, composing and mixing music, adding to his already substantial list of credits (including Coal Chamber, Crazy Town, Linkin Park, and more). He also leant his voice to various characters for the computer game 'Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines'. Jay also has a DJ side project Kill-O-Watt.2011-NOWAfter deciding to reform the band due to the demands of rabid ORGY fans, Jay found himself with the task of finding new members due to past members being busy with other projects.First, Jay selected North Carolina native and guitarist Carlton Bost to join the ranks of ORGY. Carlton is known for his previous synth guitar work in art-rock band Deadsy, as well as for being the current guitar player for classic synth band Berlin. Other bands Carlton has been a member of, or played for, include The Dreaming, Lunarclick, 16 Volt, Tim Skold, and his own solo project Shades of Scar. Additionally, he works as a producer, writer, and re-mixer for various other artists.ORGY Bassist, studio musician and live session performer Nic Speck came to Los Angeles via upstate New York and Miami, FL. Nic has played with a number of Los Angeles artists including George Lynch, Run Run Run and Tranzk.Multi-instrumentalist and ORGY drummer Bobby Amaro is best known as the hard hitting drummer from NUDE and he has been a top rated studio drummer for years. Bobby has been filling in for Jamie Miller who recently got married and Bobby plays so good that the guys want to keep him. More to come on him soon.. Our newest member is Multi talented Guitarist / Bass player Creighton Emrick. Ashburn decided to pursue his production career and found his replacement. Creighton was with Vegas in space and a host of rock bands in LA and Ohio. He adds another layer of unique synth guitar sounds and melodies. With these new members joining and combining their respective resumes to build a new and improved band, ORGY was transformed and set to reestablish themselves in the hard rock and metal scene. The band's new website, www.orgymusic.com was launched in early-2012 in conjunction with their first tour in 7 years Bad Blood 2012 Tour. In September 2012 they released their first single and music video in seven years, 'Grime of the Century' on D1 Music/ Riot Media, which is available for streaming now at www.grimeofthecentury.com. In late 2012, the band ventured out on the "Bad Blood" Tour. In early 2013, the band announced a full North American headline run with support from Vampires Everywhere and Davey Suicide. The band continues to work on music for an upcoming full-length. ORGY's WIDE AWAKE AND DEAD TOUR closing show at the world famous Whisky. What an amazing night with the best crowd of great people having a good time!!https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8zfqAZEWYG02014 ORGY has been working on music over the past 2 years. This is the first single release from ORGY in 2014 is titled: Wide Awake and Dead and is a musical collaboration written by Carlton Bost, Bobby Amaro, Nic Speck Creighton Emrick and Jay Gordon. Carlton has been writing some great new stuff and the guys chose this as the first single. The new sound for ORGY has great lyrics, melodies, and guitars. TITLE: "WIDE AWAKE AND DEAD" (p) 2014 D1 Music / ORGYMUSIC 00:03:26ISRC: US-A96-14-00001GENRE: ROCK /ALTERNATIVE / INDUSTRIALFORMAT: DIGITAL DOWNLOAD /CDHere is a quote from an industry professional who has been around for a long time and knows the bands history:Richard Sands, The Sands Report "It's great to have Orgy back!" Make no mistake about it, the ORGY brand is not going away anytime soon. As long as the fans demand new music and tours, the band is ready, willing and able to fill their request.Social media and website info:http://www.orgymusic.com/ http://www.d1music.com/ http://www.myspace.com/orgy https://www.facebook.com/pages/OrgyMusic/177885225646095 www.wideawakeanddead.com

    at Marquis Theater
    2009 Larimer Street
    Denver, United States

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  10. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS
    Event on 2016-01-08 19:30:00
    Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDSSM unveils the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages. Experience legendary circus artists from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder. Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS at the Amalie Arena from January 6-10, 2016.

    at Amalie Arena (Formerly Tampa Bay Times Forum)
    401 Channelside Drive
    Tampa, United States

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  12. Rich Forever Featuring Rick Ross at Stage 48
    Event on 2016-01-15 23:00:00
    Come join the rest of the party at Stage 48 (605 West 48th Street) Friday January 15th at 11pm for Rich Forever starring the legendary Rick Ross. The night will be filled with fun and hosted by Maybach Music Group CEO/The Black Bottle Boss. If you love hip-hop and rap then Stage 48 is the place to be on MLK weekend.

    Enjoy beats by not one but two dj’s: DJ SNS and DJ KID NU. Tickets are and can be purchased on http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=6414985&pl=stage48&dispatch=loadSelectionData

    The event is 21+ and must be able to present valid identification.

    Dress to surely impress, you don’t want to miss out.

    For more information check out http://stage48.com/events/rich-forever-featuring-rick-ross/

    at Stage 48
    605 West 48th Street
    New York, United States

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  14. Subali-Sugriwa Hawaii: Battle of the Monkey Kings
    Event on 2016-01-22 19:30:00

    OPENING NIGHT: Jan 22 at 7:30 p.m.

    FRI/SAT Jan 22, 23, 29, 30 at 7:30 p.m.

    SUN Jan 31 at 2:00 p.m.

    Balinese Wayang Listrik

    Adapted and directed by UHM Theatre Professor Kristin Pauka

    A powerful demon wants a beautiful goddess for his wife. Legendary monkey brothers Subali and Sugriwa are enlisted to help the gods repel the rejected suitor’s armies in a story told through wayang listrik, a modern Balinese theatre genre that blends shadow puppetry (wayang kulit), dance and music. Traditional carved leather puppets, actors as shadow puppets, Balinese dance, and a live gamelan orchestra share the stage.

    Tickets:

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    Special Events:

    Free Pre-Show Chats: Sat, Jan 23 and 30 at 6:45 p.m.

    Special Throwback Ticket Prices: Sat, Jan 23 (-)

    *Advance Supersaver tickets will be on sale until Sept. 4 and may be purchased by phone at (808) 956-2601 and via mail order.

    Tickets are on sale beginning Sept. 14 and may be purchased online at www.etickethawaii.com, by phone at (808) 944-2697, at official outlets, and at the Kennedy Theatre Box Office during sale periods only.

    Special performances for School Groups: contact the Theatre for Young Audiences coordinator at ktyouth@hawaii.edu or (808) 956-2591.

    Event Sponsor
    University of Hawaii , Manoa Campus

    More Information
    KT Box Office, (808) 956-2601, ktbox@hawaii.edu, http://manoa.hawaii.edu/liveonstage/kennedy-theatre/current-season/next-season/

    at University of Hawaii at Manoa
    2500 Campus Road
    Honolulu, United States

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  16. T-WAYNE
    Event on 2016-01-17 19:00:00
    with Rich The Kid, Tate Kobang, Tk N Cash, Rejjie Snow
    Early on, T-Wayne realized that the key to unlocking his dreams was simple. He just had to grind harder than literally everybody else. "I put in crazy work," he declares. "I can be funny sometimes with my lyrics, but I'll throw something real in there too. It's usually about the hard times I faced trying to get here. These songs all came from somewhere. There were times I didn't feel like I was going to make it, but God blessed me and I never stopped or threw in the towel. I never will either."Before "Nasty Freestyle" became one of the biggest hits of 2015 and he scored a major label deal with WeRunIt/Unauthorized/300, the Dallas-born and Houston-based rapper first picked up a mic at just 15-years-old. Inspired by listening to everybody from Eminem and Cam'Ron to Slim Thug and Mike Jones as well as watching 8 Mile with his dad, T-Wayne cut mixtape CDs that he'd sell to his classmates. He was hustling even in high school! Graduating, he split his time between three jobs and rapping all night at home. His "South Dallas Swag" hit Texas airwaves during 2011 and even got Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, and Bow Wow dancing on BET's 106 & Park. Simultaneously, T-Wayne started a tradition of releasing one video per week on his YouTube page, organically amassing a faithful fan base with hundreds of clips along the way.Instead of waiting around, he created his own turning point with "Nasty Freestyle." Over a simmering piano and stark production, he delivers an infectious and irresistible verse, flaunting highly quotable lines like, "got a tiger for a pet, I just took him to the vet" and the booming opener, "First let me hop out the motherfucking Porsche." T-Wayne posted a clip of the track's video on Instagram, and it immediately went viral. Soon, over 33 million Vine loops popped up with the opening quote, garnering millions of views off the bat. Its official music video clocked over 34 million in three months, while the single vaulted to #9 on Billboard's Hot 100 and #8 on the iTunes Top 100 in May, fast-approaching a Gold certification."It's the first time I ever made a song about how I really feel and what I want to say," he admits. "Back in the day, I held back. In this freestyle, I was like, 'I don't care anymore,' and I went off. I said everything that was on my mind. I talked all the shit I wanted to talk. It was all about how I felt at the time. Now, I'm excited to be able to help my family and others out and build my career."As "Nasty Freestyle" exploded, he inked a deal with 300 Entertainment, one of the game's hottest labels and home to Fetty Wap and Young Thug. Always constantly working, he unleashed his fiery Who Is Rickey Wayne? Mixtape to fan adoration. It firmly establishes his signature sound, a booming nod to futuristic auto-tuned Atlanta hooks, woozy Houston flavor, and impressive bars evocative of New York spitting."I got my own style," he says. "It's lyrical with realness, and I really spit. Other times, I'll sing a bit more. I don't try to rap like anybody else though. I do it like me."In the end, the intensity of T-Wayne's grind only heightens every time he hits the studio. The success is an inspiration in and of itself as he readies more videos for his growing fan base, a second 2015 mixtape, and his next musical statement."I want everybody to feel like they can make it when they hear my music," he states. "No matter what anybody tells you, you can do whatever you want to do. If you hear me, recognize that."

    at Zydeco
    2001 15th Avenue S.
    Birmingham, United States

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