The wait is over. Check out the new FLY Dance Company promo video:
2017 will bring with it, the 50th Anniversary of the Doors. Peace Frog will be starting the celebration early. The group will be performing a series of shows in Mexico starting with Cancun on December 16th. More dates to be announced soon….
Here it is in the Mayor’s own words:
On September 30, 2016, FLY Dance Company will celebrate its twenty-first year history of performing and community outreach with a dance concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre, its favorite theatre in the whole world.
Every so often a company bursts onto the dance scene with such original talent and drive that a whole new genre is born. Such it was with FLY Dance Company when its creator Kathy Wood conceived, named, and began performing her “theatrical hip hop” dance style in Houston.
FLY quickly went from an unknown dance company to a popular new group wowing audiences in Houston, in Texas, nationally, and internationally—touring an average of 25 weeks and 60 concerts yearly in venues including Washington’s Kennedy Center, New York’s Lincoln Center, Vail International Dance Festival, Jacobs Pillow, and Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts while performing an average of 100 youth outreach shows in Houston and throughout the USA.
FLY is especially proud of its work through community partnerships to present educational shows, lectures, workshops, and classes for at-risk youth in Houston’s inner city and surrounding areas. FLY has worked with detention centers, public schools, private schools, and community centers to spread positive messages for goal-setting, working hard, being respectful, staying in school, rejecting drugs, and generally staying on the right track. Because FLY’s dancers are “very cool” to youthful audiences, these messages have a lasting impact.
FLY expresses its gratitude to board members for their guidance and to donors and organizations including the Houston Endowment Inc., Houston Arts Alliance, Americas Promise’s Mars Millennium Project, Texas Commission on the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts for their financial support. Without these people and organizations, FLY Dance Company might never have existed or succeeded.
Booked by the largest talent agency in North America, FLY will be traveling far and wide performing dance concerts, educational shows, and dance workshops. FLY operates under the partnership of dancers Jorge Casco, Chris Cortez, Don Lee Rivera, and Adam Quiroz with Kathy Wood as Artistic Director and is proudly carrying on its tradition as “FLY Dance Company, the Gentlemen of Hip Hop.”
The City of Houston commends FLY Dance Company for its accomplishments in the arts and its community service.
Therefore, I, Sylvester Turner, Mayor of the City of Houston, hereby proclaim September 30, 2016, as
FLY Dance Company Day!!
Prince was famously protective of his music and image. While he was known for shutting down unauthorized uses of his music, there were certain items he’d let stand or even personally approve.
Since 2006, Prince tribute band Chase & Ovation has operated with the blessing of Prince himself. C&O frontman Chase, a lifelong Twin Cities musician, had a long history with Prince. He was babysat by Prince’s mother, Mattie, and he worked with the Purple One on the set of 1990’s Graffiti Bridge.
With the changed climate since Prince’s passing last month, Chase & Ovation are aware as ever that the music and the message need to prevail. The band released an emotional statement about their future a week after Prince’s death.
“As difficult as the upcoming shows will be to perform,” it reads, “Chase & Ovation will indeed honor all dates and has begun accepting opportunities to showcase his music around the world. Thank you dear brother, Prince! The band and I will do all we can to honor all you left us here with!”
At Friday’s C&O show at Medina Entertainment Center, Chase expects many things: love, laughter, and grief. He chatted with City Pages ahead of the gig to talk all things Prince.
Read the full interview here.
Did you know that NIRVANISH drummer Joe Gnoffo is a reality TV star?
Here’s some footage from a documentary of Joe by
Tommy Nowell. Note: If you are a Game of Thrones fan you will love this even more!
Joe manages to juggle many roles including father, husband, touring musician, loyal friend and bandmate.
Joe has been married to Terra Jole since June of 2015 and they have a one year old daughter and are expecting their second child in August
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Bad Company former singer Brian Howe was met with a warm welcome and a full house three days in a row at EPCOT’s Garden Rocks concert series.
Did you know that HOLY WATER went Platinum almost 26 years ago.
For a little flashback fun, here’s the original Holy Water video. Having just seen Brian Howe live, we can tell you that his beautiful voice has not changed:
We’re now accepting offers for all international dates in 2017/18!
TRAGEDY are back from rocking 16 U.K. cities. Visit their Facebook page for great pics!
They’ll be returning to Europe in August of this year for the Summer Breeze Festival in Germany. Perfect routing for those yearning for some TRAGEDY in their home-town.
Here are some U.K reviews and a phenomenal interview of Mo’Royce:
Q&A: TRAGEDY’S MO’ROYCE PETERSON TALKS ABOUT NEW MUSIC, THE U.K., AND BRINGING FAMILIES TOGETHER, Knockdown Alley, Brooklyn Bowl
TRAGEDY, Live at the Academy, Learned Robb, Pitt of Doom
The Live Rooms Chester, Platinum Al’s Virtual Hot Tub
In 2015, Tragedy broke the internet with a viral video featuring their take on “You’re the One That I Want” from the Grease soundtrack.
March 17th 2016 by Steven Neff, Music Enthusiast Magazine
AMBROSIA LAYS OUT MELODIC ROCK LIVE IN ORMOND BEACH: REVIEW + PHOTOS
Ambrosia catered a set featuring new selections and their most memorable contemporary favorites in Ormond Beach.
Soft rock veterans Ambrosia made their way to Florida recently for a memorable night of melodic ballads and soulful classics that the Ormond Beach, Florida fans wouldn’t soon forget.
Founding members Joe Puerta [bassist/vocalist], Burleigh Drummond [drums], and Christopher North [keyboards] have continued the 45+ year journey of a band that’s received international acclaim and garnered millions of fans around the world.
This band of rock brothers have increased Ambrosia’s talent with the additions of power frontman Ken Stacey, dynamic keyboardist Mary Harris, and guitar virtuoso Doug Jackson; all of which have added to the already classic sound that is Ambrosia. Read More
Congratulations are in order to Franco Corso and his nine piece orchestra. They not only sold-out in advance but they brought the audience to their feet over and over again. They are sure to be returning to the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
There are still a few dates available for “My Italian Christmas” this year.
Enjoy this Christmas Medley….
Contact us today to bring Franco Corso to your venue or next event.