Avatar Rocks Cleveland

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Cleveland , OH- The  Swedish metal band Avatar did a headlining appearance over the weekend to the delight of fans from far and wide. The World Famous Agora played host to the night of macabre with a complete line up of some of the best and the brightest with Avatar headlining the show . The Feathers and Flesh tour brought over 90 minutes of music and  theatrics  to the packed venue . The hits included ” Regret ” , ” Paint Me Red “,” Fiddlers Farewell ” and many many more . I had the chance to speak with  drummer John Alfredsson one of the founders of the band and asked, did he have a light bulb moment , the moment when a kid see a movie and wants to become and actor  or sees  a  band and wants to play on stage so I asked him if he had one . He stated that after seeing Metallica on Swedish TV  with the S & M  tour video he knew what he wanted to do . I am more that willing to place a wager that he is also some kids light bulb moment and you could not ask for a better inspiration then Avatar. The supports acts were also no lightweights to the scene with One Eyed Doll , Open Your Eyes and Wednesday 13 bringing their own unique vision to the night. A special note to keep an eye for Open Your Eyes, they are going to be huge someday !  Avatar is currently on tour with Avenged Sevenfold so make sure to see them in a city near you !

Movie Review -Sully – A Must See Film !

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Heroes , it is a word overused time and time gain.The sports hero, the movie hero, how about the real heroes  .The pilots and the police officers and the physicians and scientists that work tirelessly to protect us and keep us safe .The  truth  is that real heroes are just humans put in extraordinary situations and are able to overcome adversity with skill, determination, intelligence and dignity. This is the story of one such hero Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.

This is the story of the man behind the action and the media and public scrutiny that followed the ” Miracle on The Hudson ” .While the outside world saw the hero , the powers that be saw a scapegoat and looked to ruin and destroy this man .  A modern David and Goliath you might say.  The movie is done in stark realism with Tom Hanks ( on of the best actors of the last 40 years ) in the main role with an outstanding supporting cast and director .The talents of Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney and Clint Eastwood made what could have been just an exploitative film into a true story of humanity and triumph . We highly recommend this film and give it 5 stars .The movie is currently in theaters nationwide

 

Iconic Comedy Duo Cheech and Chong Coming to Hard Rock Rocksino

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Best known as one half of the hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred duo, Cheech and Chong, (now back on tour) make a stop at the Hard Rock Rocksino on November 11.
“  Cheech and Chong: 8:00pm, Friday, Nov. 11: *Tickets: $72.00/$62.00/$42.00
· Cheech Marin is a paradox in the world of entertainment. Cheech is an actor, director, writer, musician, art collector, and humanitarian, a man who has enough talent, humor, and intelligence to do just about anything. Cheech (real name Richard) Marin was born in South Central Los Angeles and met Tommy Chong in Vancouver, British Columbia as a political refugee. Six of their albums went gold, four were nominated for Grammys, and Los Cochinos won the 1973 Grammy for Best Comedy Recording. More: http://bit.ly/2b9EQgg

· Grammy Award winning comedian Tommy Chong is legendary for his invaluable contribution to American counter-culture as part of the iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong. During their reign, the twosome recorded six gold comedy albums and starred in eight films. Tommy has appeared in several films, most notably, as “Leo” on FOX’S “That 70’s Show,” and has guest starred on ABC’s “Dharma & Greg” and “The George Lopez Show.” Chong recently released his new book entitled Cheech and Chong: The Unauthorized Autobiography. Earlier this year, the highly anticipated, award winning documentary A/K/A TOMMY CHONG was released worldwide. More: http://bit.ly/2aWK76Y Web: http://cheechandchong.com

Daredevil’ stars Charlie Cox, Jon Bernthal, Elden Henson to attend Wizard World Pittsburgh!

‘Daredevil’ is a breakout hit series on Netflix, and three of its stars will attend Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh when Charlie Cox (“Matt Murdock/Daredevil”), Jon Bernthal (“Frank Castle”) and Elden Henson (“Foggy Nelson”) appear at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Saturday, November 5.

Cox, who will reprise the “Daredevil” character in the upcoming spinoff “The Defenders,” has also had key roles in HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and the films Stardust and The Theory of Everything.

Bernthal, a frequent Wizard World guest, starred as bad-boy survivor and former small-town police officer “Shane Walsh” in the hit series “The Walking Dead.” The classically trained actor also has extensive theater experience and had a key role as “Brad” in the 2013 hit The Wolf of Wall Street.

Henson has 50 film and TV credits, including spots in The Butterfly Effect, Deja Vu and The Hunger Games: Mockinjay—Part 1.

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Northeast Ohio, Get Ready To Light Up New Year’s Eve with TSO!

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The Ghosts of Christmas Eve Presented by Hallmark Channel

December 313:00pm & 9:00pm

Two Spectacular New Year’s Eve Performances

Tickets Go On Sale Friday, September 16 10am!

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Armored Saint launches PledgeMusic campaign for new live album

Having toured with Metallica, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, The Scorpions, and many other artists since their inception in the early 80s, Armored Saint has always been a highly regarded live act – not only in their hometown of Los Angeles, but also around the world. The only official release to capture this, however, is 1989’s live album, Saints Will Conquer – until now.

After reforming with their original line-up in 1999 (John Bush – vocals, Joey Vera – bass, Phil Sandoval – guitar, Jeff Duncan – guitar, Gonzo Sandoval – drums), and releasing subsequent albums, La Raza (2010) and Win Hands Down (2015), to critical acclaim, Armored Saint has been delivering their heavy metal mastery around the globe, joining the likes of Saxon, Metal Church – and even Queensryche in November/December 2016 – on the road. Of all of these performances, the band recorded their 2015 Wacken festival set as well as their headlining show in Aschaffenburg, Germany, with the intention of giving fans another live release that holds up to Saints Will Conquer.

In conjunction with PledgeMusic, this special live album is now available in various formats and bundles, with every “pledge”/purchase receiving a digital download of the tracks, plus exclusive behind-the-scenes content (including footage from Wacken 2015, plus 2016’s Ozzfest and Queensryche appearances, and more!).

Armored Saint comments: “Why PledgeMusic? Our fans have been extremely supportive over the years. We want to share the process of realizing this project with you by giving you the chance to be a part of it, from start to finish. How does it work? You place your orders here and when the album is released, you will get your items in the mail. But throughout the process, you will have access to the regular updates that we will post on this page.”

Pledge now and join the March of the almighty Saint: Photo credit: Stephanie Cabral a-unnamedpledgemusic.com/armoredsaint