Press Releases


Welcome Back, Christmas Parade!
Huntsville, Ala – November 6, 2014

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle held a press conference at the Von Braun Center in front of the Arena on Nov. 6 at 1:30 p.m., to announce the details for the 2014 Christmas parade in downtown Huntsville.

The Von Braun Center and WRSA Lite 96.9 will present this year’s Huntsville Christmas parade. Following the tradition of previous years, the parade will be on the first Saturday in December, Dec. 6 at noon. The route will begin on Clinton Avenue near the Downtown Post Office, continue on Monroe Street past the Veterans Memorial, and then travel down Greene Street and Williams Avenue to Adams Street. The Christmas Parade will end at the corner of Adams Street and Townsend Avenue. As always, there will be a special appearance by Santa Claus in the parade, so bring your family and friends to enjoy a wonderful start to the holiday season.

WRSA Lite 96.9 will host the registration for the Christmas Parade on their website at www.Lite969.com. Space is limited, so be sure to get your band, team, or organization signed up right away. The deadline for all entries is November 21 at midnight. The theme for the Von Braun Center and WRSA Lite 96.9 Christmas parade is “Christmas Music.”

Contact:
Von Braun Center
Brandi Quick
Public Relations
Office: (256) 551-2280
bquick@vonbrauncenter.com

Samantha Nielsen
snielsen@lite969.com
8402 Memorial Parkway S
Huntsville, AL 35802
Ph: 256-885-9797


For Release Monday, Nov. 3rd.

Ron White: NUTCRACKER TOUR
Tickets On Sale Friday November 7, 2014 at 10 AM.

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White, best known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon returns to Huntsville with his new stand-up show, NUTCRACKER.

White has achieved three Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, two of the top rated one-hour specials in Comedy Central history, a book that appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List, and CD and DVD sales of over 10 million units.

Tickets are $44.75 and $54.75.
Available at: Von Braun Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets
Charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000 online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Convenience & Facility Fees may apply.

FOR MATURE AUDIENCES

Saturday January 24, 2015
7:00 pm
Mark C. Concert Hall


Celtic Woman Announces Tour for 2015 -- 10th Anniversary Celebration

Emmy Nominated Irish Ensemble Brings Breathtaking New Show to 80 cities on North American Concert Tour

International music sensation Celtic Woman returns to North America in 2015 with a concert tour celebrating the group’s 10th anniversary together. Celtic Woman returns to the Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall Sunday, April 12, 2015, for two performances, at 3pm & 7pm. Tickets will go on sale Sept. 17th and will be available at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and all Ticketmaster outlets.

It was a decade ago that Celtic Woman first traveled from Ireland to America to introduce millions of new fans to the group’s fresh fusion of Irish musical tradition, contemporary songcraft and state-of-the-art stage production. Since then, Celtic Woman's uplifting music has touched the hearts of a devoted audience that’s embraced the group’s massively popular public television specials and made the group’s CDs and DVDs into multi-platinum best-sellers.

The 10th Anniversary Celebration showcases four gifted Irish women – three world-class vocalists and a brilliant Celtic violinist – whose talent and charisma bring centuries of musical and cultural tradition to vibrant life. The 15 member ensemble includes a full band, bagpipers, Irish dancers and the Aontas Choir, all under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes. These anniversary performances will honor Celtic Woman’s musical history while looking to the future, with elaborate new set designs, glamorous new dresses and breathtaking choreography. The shows will feature a selection of fan favorites, encompassing Irish classics, gospel standards, classical favorites and contemporary material alongside memorable original compositions, bridging the past and present with the distinctive grace and style for which Celtic Woman has become known.

In addition to its success in America, Celtic Woman has achieved platinum-level sales in eight other countries. The group has sold more than eight million copies of its nine CDs and eight DVDs, making it the only all-female act to achieve multi-platinum success in the classical crossover and world music genres during the past decade. In the U.S., each of Celtic Woman’s nine CDs - the most recent being 2013’s Emerald Musical Gems - has debuted at #1 on Billboard's World Album chart, where the group has occupied the top slot for a record-breaking 112 consecutive weeks.

For complete tour schedule and ticket information, visit www.CelticWoman.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.

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HBPR
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