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NANCY AND OTHER COMIC STRIP CHARACTERS GREET TRAVELERS AT NASHVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

NANCY AND OTHER COMIC STRIP CHARACTERS GREET TRAVELERS AT NASHVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTExhibit Features Work of Famed Artist Guy Gilchrist

 

nancybnajpgNashville, Tenn. (February 13, 2013) – The iconic comic strip character Nancy, who has starred in newspapers around the globe for over 80 years, has taken up residence at the Nashville International Airport.  The “Nancy Loves Nashville” exhibit opened today in the Concourse C Food and Retail Court(beyond the security checkpoint) and features the artwork of famed Nashville-area writer/illustrator Guy Gilchrist.  Ticketed passengers began to enjoy the more than 60 original pen and ink cartoons of the famed comic strip Nancy celebrating life in Music City, several Nancy one-of-a-kind Nancy guitars and a specially designed mural of Nancy and her boyfriend Sluggo flying high above the Nashville skyline.  Several pieces of the exhibit are on loan from the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum and highlight many of Gilchrist’s musical influences.  The exhibit will be on display through January 2014 and is part of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority’s (MNAA) Arts at the Airport program.  For more information on Guy Gilchrist and Nancy, please visit nancyandsluggo.com.Nashville area resident Guy Gilchrist is the world-renowned cartoonist who took over the classic newspaper comic strip Nancy in 1995. Since that time he has produced 365 comic strips a year for daily newspapers around the world. His credits include drawing Jim Henson’s Muppets comic strip, among other high-profile cartoons including Looney TunesBugs BunnyTom & JerryThe Pink PantherFraggle Rock and Tiny Dinos. He was also the co-creator of Muppet Babies. Guy is a two-time winner of the National Cartoonists Society’s prestigious Reuben Award for Best Illustrator and his work is permanently enshrined in the Smithsonian Institute. Guy learned the traditional ways of inking the black line of the cartoons using the same kinds of ink, brushes and dip pens that have been used by illustrators since the printing press was invented. Some of the pen points that he uses are over 100 years old.

About Arts at the Airport:  
Arts at the Airport receives funding for the visual arts from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Flying Solo Exhibition Series is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Arts Commission and the State of Tennessee. For more information about Arts at the Airport, please call (615) 275-1614, send email toarts@nashintl.com, or visit www.flynashville.com/arts.

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TOOTSIE’S ORCHID LOUNGE TO HONOR GEORGE JONES’ FINAL NASHVILLE CONCERT WITH ANNUAL BIRTHDAY BASH THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST & FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND

TOOTSIE’S ORCHID LOUNGE TO HONOR GEORGE JONES’ FINAL NASHVILLE CONCERT WITH ANNUAL BIRTHDAY BASH THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST & FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND

STORME WARREN TO HOST STREET PARTY!

Storme Warren, GAC TootsiesLogo_Orchid_blk_lgNashville, TN (February 12, 2013) – Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Music City’s legendary honky-tonk, will celebrate its 53rd Birthday in downtown Nashville on November 21st  with a Broadway street-party hosted by Great American Country (GAC) personality Storme Warren.  The annual event will be the kick-off event celebrating and honoring Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones’ final Nashville concert, which takes place the following evening Friday, November 22nd at the Bridgestone Arena.  As part of the celebration, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge is extending their annual “Birthday Bash” to a two-day event with entertainment on the outdoor Broadway stage taking place on both Thursday and Friday nights.

“The Tootsie’s Birthday Bash has become an annual event that everyone looks forward to,” says Tootsie’s proprietor Steve Smith.  “We kicked it off at the Ryman with Kris Kristofferson, Terri Clark, Mel Tillis, and Jamey Johnson a few years back.  Then Kid Rock and The Kentucky HeadHunters took the party to the street on Broadway.  Last year Dierks Bentley, Randy Houser, and Troy Gentry kicked it up a bit, and who knows who will be coming this year!”

Tootsie’s is known to have been used as a “green room” to some of the greatest Opry stars including Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb. “Tootsies is where the stars would come to wet their whistles and pick their guitars,” adds Smith.

Entertainment will be announced in the coming months.

About Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge:
Today, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge is a must-see Music City destination for tourists and is frequented by locals, including some of the biggest names in country music, who often drop in and surprise patrons with impromptu performances. Kenny Chesney with classic rock icon Steve Miller, Kix Brooks, Montgomery Gentry, Kid Rock, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Dierks Bentley and Hank Williams, Jr. are among the artists who have recently performed there. For additional information, visit www.tootsies.net.

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BETTY WHITE TO RECEIVE SPECIAL HONOR ON 91ST BIRTHDAY

BETTY WHITE TO RECEIVE SPECIAL HONOR ON 91ST BIRTHDAY
THE WANNABEATLES THROW THE ACTRESS-COMEDIAN A NASHVILLE PARTY – JANUARY 17, 2013 – WITH PROCEEDS BENEFITTING THE AMERICAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 13, 2013) – Nashville’s own The WannaBeatles honor the beloved comedian-actress with “Betty White’s 91st Birthday Bash & Contest” at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley (818 Third Ave. South, 37210) on Thursday, January 17th beginning at 7:00 pm. The plucky quartet will perform its recent release “Oh Betty! (The Betty White Song)” as well as a set list of Beatles’ classics for which they’re known. Tickets are $10.00 at the door or available online here with proceeds benefiting the American Humane Association, an organization that includes White among its celebrity supporters. The first twenty guests through the door will receive a free Betty White fan as seen in the latest video from The WannaBeatles. The event includes special appearances from The Betty White Dancers and Betty look-alike, Evelyn Ford.

Fans of Betty White can send in special video birthday greetings to the star via The WannaBeatles Facebook page and be entered to win a personalized autographed photo of Betty White plus dinner at The WannaBeatles’ show at Puckett’s Grocery in Franklin on Friday, January 18. There is a $12.00 cover charge for the 8:30 pm show. Dinner Reservations can be made here or by calling (615) 794-5527.

The Nashville band’s new song and video, “Oh Betty! (The Betty White Song),” honors the ever-popular, 90-year-old actress (who beat them out for a GRAMMY in the “Best Spoken Word Album” category in 2012; The WannaBeatles’ Fab Fan Memories — The Beatles Bond was also nominated in the category).  The video, which features The WannaBeatles as a ’60s-styled singing quartet and Evelyn Ford as a Betty White imposter, is available for viewing on YouTube. The song is available on iTunes.

The WannaBeatles worked hard to craft a tune that exudes the true spirit of what Betty White is all about.  The toe-tapping, hook-driven number is reminiscent of clever, sing-along hits from the 1950s and ’60s.  The star said she was “very flattered” after listening to the song.

The video was taped at the historic Palace Theater in Gallatin, Tenn.  The “Oh Betty!” team included The WannaBeatles, director Vince Pinkerton, videographer Tom Terry, stage manager Larry Gregory, choreographer Brooke Bryant, and production assistant Lucy Hart. Evelyn Ford portrayed “Betty”, while Brooke Bryant and Susannah Smith White served as silver-haired Betty White dancers. Costumes and props were provided by Halloween Inc., Kim & Kit Vintage, and Get it Guru. Chuck Whiting served as project publicist, and meals were catered by The Pizza Machine.

“The Beatles are well known for putting their anecdotes into songs,” said WannaBeatles keyboardist Nathan Burbank.  “We are following the sample of our mentors by telling our tale in the best way we know how.  The Betty White video could be the beginning of a reality-based WannaBeatles TV show.”

ABOUT THE WANNABEATLES:
The WannaBeatles is a high energy group of four professional musicians with a passion for the songs of John, Paul, George, and Ringo – the Beatles. These are the songs we all grew up listening to. Kids today have rediscovered the music of the Beatles which proves that great music will stand the test of time. The WannaBeatles consists of Grammy award winning and talented music producers, arrangers, studio players, and singers who have “Come Together” to play the music they grew up with. Ever since their first all Beatles gig together, it was love at the first note! Since then, the WannaBeatles have developed a following of regulars who look forward to the band’s own special version of the British Invasion.

The WannaBeatles (Bryan Cumming, Nathan Burbank, Dennis Scott and David Toledo) received their first Grammy nomination in December 2011 as the producers of “Fab Fan Memories – The Beatles Bond“, a CD featuring songs, stories, recollections and fond thoughts about The Beatles from celebrities and everyday fans.  The project was nominated in the “Best Spoken Word Album” category.  The other nominees included Tina Fey, Betty White, and Val Kilmer. The audio book features narration by George Harrison’s older sister, Louise Harrison, with performances by The Liverpool Legends of Branson, Mo., and The WannaBeatles in Music City.

To learn more about The WannaBeatles or “Oh Betty! (The Betty White Song)”, visit http://www.TheWannaBeatles.com or send an email inquiry to dsmusic1@me.com.

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Source: Webster PR

COUNTRY MUSIC ICON GEORGE JONES ANNOUNCES FINAL NASHVILLE CONCERT OF CAREER

COUNTRY MUSIC ICON GEORGE JONES ANNOUNCES FINAL NASHVILLE CONCERT OF CAREER

THE GRAND TOUR MAKES A STOP AT NASHVILLE’S BRIDGESTONE ARENA

Nashville, TN (November 12, 2012) – Outback Concerts in association with Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones announce the final Nashville show as part of The Grand Tour to be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN on Friday, November 22, 2013.

Special guest Tanya Tucker will be on hand for the Nashville concert amongst other friends of The Possum, yet to be announced.

“The Grand Tour will have surprises throughout the shows – you never know who may show up! The Possum has lots of friends so it is going to be the most exciting thing to see who shows up during the final show. You should come too – and we can be surprised together!” said Jones.

George Jones, often referred to as the “the greatest living country singer” will mark the end of an era with 2013’s farewell tour titled “The Grand Tour”. The tour is expected to make approximately 60 stops next year. “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair”, “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes”, “White Lightning” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today” will surely be part of each night’s set list, along with plenty of guests and surprises.

Tickets for the Nashville show go on-sale Friday, November 16th at 10am at all Ticketmaster locations.

Fans of ‘The Possum’ can see him at his upcoming concerts listed below or at www.georgejones.com.

George Jones on Tour (2012-2013)
11/09 – Branson, MO – The Mansion Theatre
11/10 – Morton, MN – Jackpot Junction Casino
11/16 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
11/17 – Hiawassee, GA – Anderson Music Hall
11/23 – Winnie, TX – Nutty Jerry’s Winnie Arena
11/24 – Bossier City, LA – Horseshoe Casino
12/01 – Elizabeth, IN – Horseshoe Casino
12/15 – Jackson, TN – Carl Perkins Civic Center
02/02 – Tunica, MS – Sam’s Town
02/07 – Lakeland, FL – Youkey Theater
02/22 – Greenville, TX – Greenville Memorial Auditorium
02/23 – Forrest City, AR – East Arkansas Community College
03/15 – Joliet, IL – Realto Square Theater
03/16 – Muncie, IN – Emens Auditorium
03/22 – Chattanooga, TN – Memorial Auditorium
04/05 – Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center
04/06 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Coliseum
04/19 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
04/20 – Salem, VA – Salem Civic Center
04/27 – Huntsville, AL – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
05/17 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
05/18 – Spartanburg, SC – Memorial Auditorium
06/01 – North Tonawanda, NY – Riviera Theater
06/02 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theater
11/09 – Grant, OK – Choctaw Event Center

About George Jones
George Jones is the #2 best-charting country artist of all time, with a staggering list of hit singles in every decade since the ’50s. The Beaumont, Texas native also has 143 Top 40 hits to his name, has received two Grammy Awards, was a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor recipient, is a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, was presented with a GRAMMY(r) Lifetime Achievement Award this year and holds a National Medal of Arts. At 80, Jones continues to be an active country music superstar, headlining dozens of concerts each year.

For more information on George Jones, please visit www.georgejones.com

 

SOURCE: Webster PR

Gang of Outlaws – Nashville, Tennessee Photo Batch #1

Here are the first batch of photos from the Gang of Outlaws show at the Bridgestone Arena on June 20, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee.

These are from one of the two cameras I used at the show. This is the GE Digital Camera. Photos are pretty good for a $150 camera I think. 🙂

Click here to see the photos –> Gang of Outlaws Photos GE Camera