HUNTSVILLE TOUR STOP ON MAY 6 & 7, 2014
AT THE VON BRAUN CENTER
Exclusive Presale Window Begins Today
General Onsale Begins March 7, 2014
Huntsville, March 7, 2014 – The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil announced today that Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, one of the top 10 grossing music tours of all time, will perform in Huntsville on Tuesday, May 6 and Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at the Von Braun Center. Since its world premiere in Montreal in October 2011, this electrifying production has thrilled audiences across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.
Starting today Cirque Club members have exclusive access to purchase presale tickets online at www.cirqueclub.com. Starting March 7 at 10am, tickets will be available to the general public at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets range from $45 to $125 each.
Created by Cirque du Soleil and directed by Jamie King, THE IMMORTAL World Tour is a departure from the company’s previous touring shows. Featuring 49 international dancers, musicians, and acrobats, it is presented in a rock concert format that combines the excitement and innovation of Michael Jackson’s music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil’s unparalleled creativity.
The underpinnings of THE IMMORTAL World Tour are Michael Jackson’s powerful, inspirational music and lyrics—the driving force behind the show—brought to life with extraordinary power and breathless intensity. Through unforgettable performances, the show underscores Michael’s global messages of love, peace and unity, and the band includes some of the same artists who previously worked side by side with Michael. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.
Watch VIDEO for a short preview.
Lee Greenwood, Multi-Award Winning Recording Artist, Author & Patriotic Icon Appearing at
Special Christmas Show on Friday, Dec. 20 at the Von Braun Center Concert Hall
Tickets on Sale on Friday, Nov. 22nd
Nashville, TN (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) – Grammy Award-winning artist Lee Greenwood will be appearing in Huntsville, AL for a special Christmas show on Friday, Dec. 20 at the Von Braun Center Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Nov. 22 and can be purchased at the VBC Box Office, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-300 and all Ticketmaster outlets.
Lee’s discography includes twenty-two studio albums (counting two Christmas albums), seven compilation albums and thirty-eight singles (counting his signature song "God Bless the USA", which was released three times). Seven of his singles have reached Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Somebody's Gonna Love You" , "Going, Going Gone", "Dixie Road" , "I Don't Mind the Thorns (If You're the Rose)", "Don't Underestimate My Love for You", "Hearts Aren't Made to Break (They're Made to Love)" and "Morning Ride". Thirteen more of his singles have reached Top 10 on the same chart, including “IOU” and “You’ve Got A Good Love Coming”.
Lee Greenwood is a council member on the National Endowment for the Arts, appointed by the President. Greenwood has been honored with the prestigious National Patriot’s Award, presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. He is also the spokesman for Products for Good (PFG), a company that funds several charities that gives aid to wounded Warriors, and is on the board of advisors for the Challenger Centers. A Foundation established by the surviving families of the crew of the Challenger Shuttle, for education in science, math and space. In addition, Greenwood has entertained the troops on more than 30 USO tours over the years.
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Take Your Sewing Skills to a New Level at School of Art Fashion
Huntsville, AL, November 18, 2013-- School of Art Fashion will bring nationally recognized sewing instructors together for a week of workshops February 5-9, 2014 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Presented by the Martha Pullen Company, the week features one-day workshops and four-day schools on a wide range of sewing techniques from the vintage art of French sewing by machine to custom design of embroideries on a laptop computer to stitch out on state of the art sewing technology. Find complete details and register at www.schoolofartfashion.com.
The School of Art Fashion welcomes sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels for a week of sewing instruction and fellowship. Friendships are forged over a shared love of sewing as students learn on sewing machines supplied by Baby Lock, Bernina, Pfaff, and Viking. Classes are kept small to ensure plenty of personal attention from instructors. Kits are supplied for most of the sessions making it a stress-free experience.
The fashion aspect of School of Art Fashion is incorporated in sessions on sewing for children, women’s apparel, home décor, quilting and machine embroidery. One-day classes offer a taste of a particular technique while the four-day schools incorporate numerous techniques in the process of creating a finished garment or accessory in sessions such as:
· Beginning French Machine Sewing with Kathy McMakin
· Viking Computer and Sew School with Soni Grint and Kevin Conley
· Pfaff Home Décor and Quilt School with Alicia Welcher
· Gloria McKinnon Handwork School
· Baby Lock Sew & Serge School with Pam Mahshie and Missy Billingsley
Students are encouraged to sign up early for the widest choice of sessions. Discounted pricing for early registration is in effect until November 25. For complete details on the program and to register, visit www.schoolofartfashion.com.
About School of Art Fashion
School of Art Fashion, an F+W Media event, was founded by the Martha Pullen Company to encourage interest in traditional heirloom sewing techniques. It has evolved over the years to incorporate many different sewing techniques, always with an eye to celebrating traditional arts with the latest sewing machine technology.
About F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc., the parent company of Martha Pullen Company, is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for crafting enthusiasts offering a diversified portfolio of ecommerce, books, ebooks, magazines, events, competitions, education services, instructional video, and more. The Company is considered the authoritative, trusted voice guiding enthusiasts with relevant, helpful information and connecting them to the products and services they need to achieve success, profit from their passion, or find inspiration. www.fwmedia.com.
Celtic Woman Announces "The Emerald Tour" for Early 2014
All-Female Irish Ensemble To Perform New Musical Gems and Fan Favorites on North American Concert Tour
Global music phenomenon Celtic Woman will return to North American concert stages in early 2014 with The Emerald Tour, which will encompass over 75 performances in more than 65 cities. The tour launches at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center on February 14 and continues through mid-June. Tickets for The Emerald Tour go on sale on November 8. For complete tour schedule and ticket information, visit www.CelticWoman.com
The elaborate new stage presentation will celebrate the Emerald Isles’ spellbinding musical and cultural heritage and combines longtime fan favorites with new musical gems written specifically for Celtic Woman, under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes. The Emerald Tour will spotlight the angelic voices and inspiring music that have won Celtic Woman the devotion of a worldwide audience.
Celtic Woman is a unique ensemble that showcases the talent and charisma of four gifted young Irish women, whose dazzling performances combine the sound and sensibility of Irish traditional music with contemporary pop standards and memorable original compositions. Recently named Billboard magazine's #1 World Music Artist, Celtic Woman presents a one-of-a-kind concert experience that also incorporates the talents of a group of world-class musicians, the Aontas Choir, bagpipers and championship Irish dancers.
Since its inception in 2004, Celtic Woman has emerged as both a spectacular commercial success and a genuine cultural phenomenon. The group's uplifting mix of timeless tradition and contemporary craft has transcended national and cultural borders to touch the hearts of a loyal international fan base, who've embraced Celtic Woman's hugely successful public television specials and made their eight CDs and seven DVDs into multi-platinum best-sellers. The multitalented ensemble has sold more than eight million copies of its releases, all of which have debuted at #1 on Billboard's World Music chart. As a live act, they continue to sell out concert halls around the world, having performed for nearly three million fans.
Celtic Woman has won a particularly passionate audience in America, where their elaborately staged, visually stunning concert tours consistently draw sellout crowds. The group has performed twice at the White House, as well as making high-profile appearances on such American television shows as Dancing with the Stars and the daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful.
Celtic Woman recently completed a successful month-long tour of European concerts, encompassing performances in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland. The busy group is currently preparing for its third annual holiday tour of North America, accompanied by a full symphony orchestra. The group then plans to kick off 2014 with a rare tour of Australia.
Singing songs of love, loss, hope and inspiration, Celtic Woman celebrates Ireland's centuries-old musical and cultural traditions, while taking advantage of the limitless options of state-of-the-art stage production. The result is a breathtaking musical and theatrical experience to be enjoyed by multiple generations of concertgoers.
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell Announce Show at Von Braun Center February 3rd
Tickets will go on-sale Friday, October 25th at 10 AM
“Old-fashioned country never sounded so good. It might be a record that looks to the past, but it has Harris and Crowell doing some of the best work of their careers.”—Q
“Old Yellow Moon is an album that’s smart from top to bottom. Harris and Crowell are hard-wired for good taste and seem constitutionally incapable of making a weak record.” —Chicago Tribune
Old Yellow Moon, a collaborative album from Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, was released this spring to critical acclaim. NPR Music called it “… classic in every sense of musical accomplishment: from their gorgeous singing and inspiring studio performances to their excellent choice of material... It hearkens back to classic recordings like Harris' Elite Hotel and Crowell's Diamonds and Dirt, and brings the best out of the two veterans.” Produced by Brian Ahern (Johnny Cash, George Jones, Roy Orbison), Old Yellow Moon is the first official collaboration from the duo since Crowell joined Harris’ Hot Band as guitarist and harmony singer in 1975. In addition to Harris and Crowell, the album features world-renowned musicians including Stuart Duncan, Vince Gill, and Bill Payne, as well as members of the original Hot Band. Old Yellow Moon spent 2 weeks at #1 on the Americana album chart. Harris and Crowell will continue their tour across North America with stops in Chicago, Portland, and San Francisco (full calendar on next page).
A 12-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. She has released 5 albums on the Nonesuch label, the most recent of which was 2011’s Hard Bargain, of which USA Today said, “Her unmistakable soprano, at once grainy and ethereal, still wraps itself around a lyric with an angel’s delicate warmth.”
Crowell is a multi-Grammy-award winner whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Etta James and Grateful Dead among others. His 1988 breakthrough Diamonds and Dirt, generated five #1 singles and a Grammy Award for the song “After All This Time.” His critically acclaimed works The Houston Kid, Fate’s Right Hand, The Outsider and Sex and Gasoline were followed by the 2010 release of his memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks. Earlier this year, Crowell released KIN: Songs By Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell. The album made its debut at #1 on the Americana and Country Rock album chart and spent 3 weeks at #1 on the Americana album chart. His honors also include an ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award and membership of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
EMMYLOU HARRIS AND RODNEY CROWELL
MARK C. SMITH CONCERT HALL AT VON BRAUN CENTER
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD | 7:30 PM
TICKETS ON-SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH AT 10 AM
The Von Braun Center box office, Ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-300
$59.50 / $49.50 (plus applicable fees)