Press Releases


BOSTON 2015
with Special Guest STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
WILL PLAY AT THE VON BRAUN CENTER
SUNDAY, JUNE 14 @ 7:30 PM
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY APRIL 24 10am

For Immediate Release – 35 Concerts and the Von Braun Center are pleased to announce that Tom Scholz' band BOSTON, with Special Guest STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas, will perform one show only, Sunday, June 14th at 7:30 PM.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 24th at 10:00 AM and are available at the VBC Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster outlets. 
 
Boston embarks on another highly anticipated tour, following a successful run last year that brought the band back to Japan after thirty-five years.  The first show kicks off on April 30 in Tuscaloosa, AL at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, with the band performing over four dozen shows in North America, including the June 14th engagement in Huntsville, and running through August 30 in Kansas City, MO.   

Always a huge crowd pleaser with their high-energy stage show, out-of-this-world sound, and remarkable musicianship and singing, BOSTON prides itself on performing a totally live show without the use of prerecorded music or technical enhancements, delivering the extraordinary sound that is faithful to their studio recordings.

BOSTON became an iconic classic rock fixture when they joined the music scene with their self-titled album in 1976.  With over 17 million copies sold, Boston generated hits such as "More Than a Feeling," "Peace of Mind," and "Smokin'," rock staples that are still in heavy rotation today. Their second album, Don't Look Back was another chart-topper that confirmed their place in rock history, followed by Third Stage, which hit #1 on the charts, with the top single of 1986, "Amanda." With over 31 million albums sold to date, BOSTON has stood the test of time, as evidenced by live audiences that span generations. 

Fans can expect to hear all the classic songs they have grown to love, and will be treated to some new additions to their set list based on recent requests.  Guests will be treated to wild Hammond organ work, soaring harmony guitars, and exceptional vocal arrangements, as well as BOSTON’s unique visual stage presentation and plenty of extra-terrestrial sounds heard nowhere else on Earth.

For the latest confirmed tour dates, visit the official website: www.bandboston.com   To receive updated tour information and interact with BOSTON fans, please join our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/BandBOSTON

For more information, interviews, please contact:
Gail Parenteau ~ Parenteau Guidance
Gail@ParenteauGuidance.com 
212-532-3934


BILL BURR
VON BRAUN CONCERT HALL, HUNTSVILLE, AL
APRIL 26TH – 8:00PM DOORS OPEN AT 7:00PM

RESERVED SEATS - $49.50 - $36.50 **PLUS APPLICABLE FEES & SERVICE CHARGES**

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 6 – 10AM!
ONLINE AT TICKETMASTER.COM, ALL TICKETMASTER OUTLETS, OR CHARGE BY PHONE 800-745-3000.
ALL DATES, ACTS AND TICKET PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
 
Bill Burr is an American comedian or a comedian from the North American Union, depending on when you read this.  He grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts and did fairly poorly in school, despite the fact that he applied himself.
 
Having first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of Chappelle’s Show, Bill developed a comedic style of uninformed logic that has made him a regular with Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon.
 
On January 30, Bill will co-star opposite Kevin Costner in the indie film, Black or White, which made its World Premiere at The Toronto International Film Festival on September 6.  Later in 2015, Bill’s animated Netflix series, F Is For Family, will premiere featuring Bill, Laura Dern and Justin Long as the Murphy family.
 
On December 5, Bill premiered his fourth hour-long special, I’m Sorry You Feel That Way, on Netflix; the special was recorded on June 20 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta.  On September 30, Bill released the vinyl album, Live At Andrew’s House, a recording of his 2011 Carnegie Hall performance, from Third Man Records.  In July, Bill received the Stand-up Comedian of the Year Award from the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. 
 
Earlier this year Bill was seen in Walk of Shame alongside Elizabeth Banks and in 2013 he was seen in the films The Heat with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, and Stand Up Guys with Al Pacino and Christopher Walken.  Bill was also seen in the Steve Carell & Tina Fey feature, Date Night.
 
Bill received raves for his recurring role as “Kuby” on the hit AMC-TV show, Breaking Bad and he can be seen in multiple episodes of the hit Comedy Central show, Kroll Show.  He guest starred on Fox TV’s New Girl in 2013 and contributed to the 2012 and 2011 ESPYS.
 
One of the most popular comedy podcasts on the web, Bill’s Monday Morning Podcast, is an off-the-cuff weekly rant that has become a fan favorite.  Bill began the podcast in May of 2007 and has produced over 350 episodes.
 
Bill and Al Madrigal founded the All Things Comedy network (ATC), a distribution network founded, owned and operated entirely by comedians. Home to 48 podcasts from 72 comedians, ATC began as a podcast network but is continually growing to include all forms of content including videos, comedy specials and records. 
 
Bill is selling out theaters internationally. In December 2013 his third European theater tour played to rave reviews in London, Glasgow, Dublin, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Reykjavik.  On November 11, 2011, Bill received a standing ovation for his sold out show at Carnegie Hall and the following night he received the Comedian of the Year Award from the Boston Comedy Festival; previous recipients include Steven Wright, Denis Leary and Lewis Black. 
 
In October 2012, Bill released his third hour-long special, You People Are All The Same, available for download exclusively through his website and streaming on Netflix.  Bill starred in two hour specials on Comedy Central: Bill Burr: Let It Go (2010) is available as a DVD, a digital audio download and on Netflix; Why Do I Do This? (2008) is available on CD, DVD and Netflix.
 
Simon & Schuster released the book, Cheat, written by Bill and fellow comedians Joe DeRosa and Robert Kelly in October 2012.  The book was inspired by the short film, Cheat, which Burr, DeRosa and Kelly produced, co-wrote and star in.  The film, based on a true story, had its World Premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and screened at the 2011 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
 
In the near future Bill hopes to have some kids.  But until then, he will continue to spend most of his mid-afternoons sitting in his sweatpants learning AC/DC songs on his SG.
 
Bill is against organized religion and believes we should go back to the gold standard for our currency.  None of his opinions are based on any sort of reliable information.  He tends to go with his first thought, because reading makes him sleepy.
 
For more go to www.BillBurr.com and follow Bill on Twitter - @BillBurr


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Huntsville Hospital Foundation
101 Sivley Road | Huntsville, AL 35801
www.huntsvillehospitalfoundation.org
Contact: April Windham | april.windham@hhsys.org | Phone: (256) 265-9458
 
January 26, 2015
 
27th annual Huntsville Classic to Feature Jay Leno

Huntsville Hospital Foundation presents the 27th annual Huntsville Classic featuring Jay Leno. The acclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist will perform in the round on Thursday, May 7, at the VBC Propst Arena in Huntsville. 
 
Leno dominated late night television ratings during two decades of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”  His newest entertainment arena, “Jay Leno’s Garage,” has gained an international following.  He has also performed for military troops in Afghanistan, Aviano, Italy and Bosnia.
 
Leno is the recipient of numerous honors including Emmy Awards, the People’s Choice Award, the Harris Poll selection as most popular star on television, induction into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Broadcasting Hall of Fame and a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. 
 
Jay Leno has been touted as one of the nicest people in show business and the hardest-working – a winning tandem for the man who says, “Anyone can have a life - careers are hard to come by!”
 
Leno is the headliner for the Classic Dinner, which also features a cocktail hour, a seated dinner on the Arena floor and a live auction. Tickets for the dinner and Leno performance are $150 per person and may be purchased by calling the Foundation office at (256) 265-8077.
 
Tickets for the Jay Leno performance only will be available Friday, January 30, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com and at the VBC Box Office. Show-only tickets are $40 for lower level seats and $30 for upper level seats. Leno’s performance will start at 8:30 p.m.
 
Proceeds from the 2015 Classic will provide critically needed communications devices for Huntsville Hospital’s nurses. The enhanced technology will not only improve communications among caregivers, it will also decrease medication errors, and enhance patient care and safety – our ultimate goal.
 
What is the Huntsville Classic?
Sponsored by Huntsville Hospital Foundation, the Huntsville Classic, a 2-day event featuring a dinner, performance and golf tournament, has become one of the most anticipated fundraising events in Madison County.  Since 1989, the event has raised nearly $5.2 million and contributed significantly to the growth of Huntsville and Madison Hospitals.
 
What is Huntsville Hospital Foundation?
Huntsville Hospital Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in 1978 as the fundraising arm of Huntsville Hospital. The Foundation supports Huntsville and Madison hospitals and works to strengthen relationships between the hospitals and their communities. As a partner in the hospitals’ continuing growth, the Foundation accepts gifts – both individual and corporate – on the hospitals’ behalf and works to fund both present and future equipment and program needs.
 
For more information, please call the Foundation at (256) 265-8077 or visit our website at www.huntsvillehospitalfoundation.org.


Press Release December 2, 2014

An Evening With CHICAGO
at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville - Sunday, April 26, 2015


Tickets Go On Sale Friday, Dec. 5th at 10am

HUNTSVILLE, AL---Multi-Platinum, Grammy-Winning Band CHICAGO will perform at Von Braun Center, Sunday, April 26th at 8pm. Tickets start at $35 (plus applicable fees) and will be available Friday, Dec. 5th at 10am at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For more information, visit www.vonbraucentercenter.com.

CHICAGO will perform their unforgettable collection of music and most popular hits, such as "Make Me Smile," "Saturday In The Park, "25 Or 6 To 4", "You're The Inspiration", "Beginnings" "Hard to Say I'm Sorry," "Feelin' Stronger Every Day", "If You Leave Me Now", "Colour My World", "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is" and songs from their new Album "NOW" Chicago XXXVI!

Hailed as one of the "most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era" by former President Bill Clinton, the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #13, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's list of Top 100 artists of all time. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six decades.

Chicago's album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014, and that year, the band performed on the Grammy stage for the first time, playing four songs with Grammy nominee Robin Thicke.

In 2014, a record of new studio tracks, “NOW” CHICAGO XXXVI, was released on July 8, 2014 on Frontiers Records. It includes eleven brand new songs, recorded on the road. Chicago has built a new recording system that is flexible, portable, powerful and musical. This new “recording rig” travels with the band. They have even created an online collaboration portal that allows even more performances to be worked on around the clock from remote locations. The CD package is a six-panel digipack with a beautiful 16-page full color lyric booklet.

Also in 2014, Chicago performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the first time ever, and also played with numerous Symphony Orchestras across the country.

Lifetime achievements include a Grammy Award, multiple American Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and keys to and proclamations from an impressive list of US cities. Record sales top the 100,000,000 mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 36 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.

Chicago have toured every year since the beginning - they’ve never missed a year.

The line-up includes original band members Robert Lamm on keyboards, vocals, Lee Loughnane on trumpet, James Pankow on trombone and Walt Parazaider on woodwinds, as well as Jason Scheff on bass, vocals, Tris Imboden on drums, Keith Howland on guitar, Lou Pardini on keyboards, vocals and Walfredo Reyes, Jr. on percussion.

For the past four years, Chicago have raised over a quarter of a million dollars to fight breast cancer for the American Cancer Society by having a winning bidder come on stage and sing “If You Leave Me Now” in concert. The band has been doing it in honor of their friend, Paqui Kelly, the wife of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly, who is a breast cancer survivor.

Chicago generously support other charitable causes, donating a portion of ticket sales to the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, which seeks a cure for a fatal children’s disease, Niemann-Pick Type C, and Hannah & Friends, an organization that serves children and adults with special needs. Hannah & Friends is the personal mission of Maura Weis and her husband, Charlie Weis, the current coach at the University of Kansas.

From the signature sound of the Chicago horns, their iconic Vocalists, and a few dozen of ever-Classic Songs, this band’s concerts are celebrations. The band is now in their 47th consecutive year of touring, without missing a single concert date!

Chicago continue to be true ambassadors for their beloved hometown, carrying the city's name with pride and dignity around the world.

Some of Chicago’s hits:
Make Me Smile Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
25 or 6 to 4 Saturday In The Park
Beginnings Questions 67 and 68
Just You 'N' Me Feelin' Stronger Every Day
If You Leave Me Now Old Days
Baby, What A Big Surprise Hard Habit To Break
You're The Inspiration Colour My World
I'm A Man Free
Call On Me Dialogue (Part I and II)
Look Away Wake Up Sunshine
Happy Man (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
Hard To Say I'm Sorry Another Rainy Day In New York City

Don't miss CHICAGO Live at the Von Braun Center, Sunday, April 26th at 8pm! Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 5 at 10am at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

www.Chicagotheband.com


Feld Entertainment, Inc., Brings the #1 Animated Movie of All Time to Life
with Disney On Ice presents Frozen

Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt

Tickets go on presale Fall 2014 for Touring Skating Spectacular
Featuring Dynamic Sisters Anna and Elsa, Appearing for the First Time in a Live Production

Ellenton, FL – July 25th, 2014 – Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in producing live touring family entertainment, today announced that its 34th Disney On Ice spectacular will bring the Academy Award® winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, to life. Due to overwhelming demand, Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt will play two separate engagements in Alabama.

Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center: June 3 – June 7, 2015

On Monday, November 3rd for Birmingham, AL and Monday, November 24th for Huntsville, AL tickets will go on VIP presale to all customers that have purchased tickets to Disney On Ice presents: Treasure Trove through Ticketmaster.com. All customers who order tickets through Ticketmaster.com for Disney On Ice presents: Treasure Trove will receive a unique presale password that gains access to the Frozen presale this fall. Customers may also register to become a Feld Preferred Customer at www.FeldEntertainment.com to gain access to presales and other special offers.

The Academy Award® winning tale will be told live for the first time in this production, capturing the dynamic between two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa. Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers. Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear. Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”

“In our more than 30 years of producing Disney On Ice shows, Feld Entertainment has been waiting for a film like this,” says producer Nicole Feld. “While it might seem obvious that Frozen is well suited for the ice, this Disney On Ice production will touch audiences emotionally through innovative show elements and world-class skating.”

Frozen directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee add, “Seeing audiences around the world embrace Frozen has been the experience of a lifetime. And to now have the chance to consult with the talented team at Feld Entertainment and watch their creation come to life on ice, is thrilling.”

In Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by YoKids, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse take the audience through the magical story based in Arendelle, with special appearances by beloved Disney princesses and favorite characters from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story and Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, who come together to prove that true love is the greatest power of all. Director Patty Vincent says, “Our goal is to showcase these heartwarming characters in a way that allows the audience to cheer and sing along throughout this emotional journey.”

To create a completely immersive experience for the audience, the set design will encompass the space from the ice surface up through the air, drawing everyone into the story and closer to the characters. Families will feel that they are trekking up to the North Mountains with Anna, Kristoff and Sven, and they will tangibly experience the storm inside Elsa. Elsa’s magic will be enhanced by state-of-the art special effects while her emotions will be conveyed through powerful skating.

For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Disney On Ice website and stay current on the latest developments through social media, including instructions on how to access presale codes for tickets as early as May 20th:

· Facebook (www.facebook.com/DisneyOnIce)
· Twitter (@DisneyOnIce/@NicoleFeld (show’s producer twitter feed))
· YouTube (www.youtube.com/DisneyOnIce)

Members of the media should visit www.FeldEntertainment.com/Frozen for more information. Photos can be found at www.FeldInc.com/hrp (username: feldmedia; password: photos).

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About Feld Entertainment
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 75 countries and on six continents to date and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt, Disney Live! Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt and Marvel Universe LIVE! More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.FeldEntertainment.com.

For interviews or photos, please contact:

HBPR
Heather Bohn – 615.298.4056 – heather@hbprnm.com
Jami Fugate – 615.298.1303 – jami@hbprnm.com