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Through archival footage and interviews with her family, closest confidants and collaborators, Nina Simone comes to life again – still enigmatic but more easily understood – in the new documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” which premiered Thursday night at the Sundance Film Festival.
Jazz greats Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock share much in common, but the last time they toured together was 37 years ago when Jimmy Carter was in the White House and Sony had just introduced the Walkman.
Brooklyn has a new majestic performing arts theater that will kick off with a Diana Ross concert. The 1929 Loew’s Kings Theatre has been renamed Kings Theatre and is reopening after a $95 million restoration.
The auctioneer says it’s hard to quantify nostalgia, so she’s not predicting how much will be raised in a sale of everything from pianos to Western-themed decor from a recording studio that put the Rocky Mountains on the rock ‘n’ roll stage.
Oh God, the Super Bowl bye week. I feel as if all the blood has been drained from my body. No playoff games. No picked up flags. No de-juiced balls. No endless replays. I barely know what to do with myself, apart from avoiding the Pro Bowl.
Wanna be a roadie? Guess what? BEING A ROADIE SUCKS. I spent a couple days on tour with Mötley Crüe for this big GQ article that dropped today, and I have a newfound appreciation for the rigors of going on tour and setting up an entire goddamn stage in a new city in a differently shaped arena night after night after night. For back-to-back shows in different towns, the average roadie has to get up at 5 a.m. to start unloading shit out of the buses, then they gotta spend all day assembling the stage, and then they have to wait until the show is over at midnight to break it all down, load it back into the buses, and then sleep in the back of a bus (one of the crew members showed me the beds in the back of one; the bus had 10 little tiny bunks) for maybe four hours before you have to get up and do it all over again. Not much time for sex and drugs in that workday. Guitarist Mick Mars told me that the Rolling Stones tour with TWO stages, so that one can be built in the next city in anticipation of their arrival. This is costly, as you might have guessed.
You knew they were coming, America. The second the Patriots got busted for doctoring footballs, you knew the TAKENAMI would rush in. And VERILY IT HAS COME TO PASS. Oh, people. Oh, this is my Christmas. These takes are so pure in their stridency, so firm in their conviction that ROGER GOODELL MUST ACT… I feel like someone just handed me a bag of pharmaceutical cocaine. This is the uncut shit… straight from the take factory. All these guys saw a hot take sitting right in the middle of a bear trap and wandered directly into it. My nipples are rock hard just looking at all the open browser tabs. Where do we even start? Has Mitch Albom written to his children about this yet? OOOOH, let's go with Bob Kravitz, who wastes no time in calling for Bill Belichick to be fired…
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I like to use shadow/darkness in my light design if allowed or possible. So i was wondering how others use darkness as a part of light design. I don't believe it should always be without shadows(except when doing camera lighting or similar). With this said i am curious how much you guys use shadow/darkness on stage. Is it depending on genre and style of music or on artists request or something totally different?Continue
Started by Saso Arizanovic in General Discussion Forum on Wednesday.
Out of curiosity, what prompted you to carve out a career on the road? Was it the irrisistable prospects of easy money and fast, easy women? Or was it the promise of all the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll you'd heard so much about? Maybe you was lured in by the "glamorous lifestyle". Or are you one of the proverbial "failed rock stars"?Personally, my main aim was to piss off the detractors and haters that I grew up with. The people who disliked my refusal to take life as seriously as they did, so ultimately disliked me. I lost count of the times I was told, "Give it up, loser. You ain't ever gonna get anywhere. Get a PROPER job..!"I come from what's known as a "New Town", just outside of London. Back then, kids left school at 16, got a job in a factory or on a building site and bought a second hand Ford Capri. This was closely followed by marriage, a mortgage, 2 point 4 children and the Capri being traded in for a family saloon. Even though I have no musical ability, I was…Continue
Hello there,I've been wanting to get into a career in music as a sound tech and FOH, but I was wondering which path is better to take? Education/qualifications or experience?Thanks,CallumContinue
Hey, so I'm currently in school getting connections and working away trying to learn all the practical skills I need. But when I graduate next year I know there are several paths to walk. I wonder what the thoughts are in the professional world about these three paths for someone who enjoys being a stage hand but is very driven by lighting. I know there are several varying differences in each field. So I suppose in short I wonder about balance between and how to do that or what may be the best way to go about it, or if I should try and thrive in one passion as apposed to spreading too thin. Thoughts?
I have interned in television and have helped with special concerts but I would love to start try working as a PA for a tour. Only problem is I have no idea how to go about getting there?Anyone have any advice for me?Continue
A fund for Jeff's young daughter, Vivien, in memory of her father.Article courtesy of ProSound Network By Clive Young 01.08.2015 Tour engineer Jeff Kaplan, seen here with daughter Vivien, died Wednesday when he was hit by an SUV. Photo: Facebook.Annapolis, MD (January 8, 2015)—Tour engineer/production manager Jeff Kaplan was killed Wednesday morning when he was hit by an SUV following his own car accident on Route 50 in Annapolis, MD. According to reports, Kaplan, 43, lost control of his 2013 Subaru around 2 a.m., crashing into the highway median. When Kaplan go out of his car, he was standing in a lane and was hit by Aaron Nedd, 30, who was driving home from work. Kaplan was pronounced dead at the scene.…Continue
Was 2014 a Record Year for You? Billboard.com reports 2014 was a record year for the North American Touring Industry. Billboard estimates that the global touring industry is approaching $20 billion annually -- its highest level ever. Industry stakeholders remain bullish on the state of the touring business, saying it's the most robust sector of the music industry today. This sounds like good news for roadies and anyone else who works in the Touring Industry but we will let you decide. Looking forward to hearing your replies! Here are some final results from Billboards Boxscore Charts for 2014:Top 25 Tours of 2014…Continue
Started by Roadiejobs in General Discussion Forum Dec 17, 2014.
It's that time of year again and 2014 is coming to a close. Roadiejobs wants to know…... What were your highlights of the year? Please reply to this discussion and let us know. You can also upload photos/videos to your reply. Looking forward to hearing your best event production stories from 2014….-RJContinue