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Bring a Guest to the Fest! DeLuna Fest!

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DeLuna Fest is proud to announce “Bring A Guest To The Fest” to thank ticket buyers in the DeLuna Fest community for supporting the event. Anyone who has purchased, or plans to purchase, a three-day weekend pass will now be able to get a second non-transferable weekend general admission for a friend.  We are excited to help grow DeLuna Fest into the future and maximize the impact that the festival has on the Pensacola community.

While it is unfortunate that Linkin Park had to cancel their performance due to injury so close to the date, the 80 bands that are playing DeLuna Fest represent some of the best in rock, alternative, jazz, and electronic music.  Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, The Shins, Cake, Girl Talk, AWOLNATION, Trombone Shorty, Bettye Lavette, Wanda Jackson, Big Boi, Diplo, A-trak, The Sounds, Cut Copy, Matt and Kim, Ghostland Observatory, MUTEMATH, The Parlotones, and the rest of the lineup guarantee DeLuna Fest 2011 will be one of the most memorable events of the year.   Invite your friends in Pensacola, Birmingham, Mobile, New Orleans, and Atlanta to be your guest at the fest, on the beach, at the Independent Weekly’s “Best Festival” of 2010 and 2011.

Three-day festival pass holders should bring their guests with them upon arrival at the festival to redeem wristbands for themselves and their guests.  Guests will not be able to redeem tickets separately from their host.

In addition, we are thrilled to announce that the festival hotels have released a limited number of additional hotel rooms to accommodate last-minute decision-makers.  Book your room now at www.innisfree.com

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Cry With Us! Puddles Pity Party in Orlando

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Ange Alex

I owe him a poem:

Here’s a story of a sad clown who one night in February was traveling through O-town. 

He brought a suitcase and a lot of gum, he brought music and videos and tons of fun.

He sang high but mostly he sang low, and he put of one hell of a good show.

He gave a bearded guy a cupcake and danced with a lady, a wolf he would make

There is no doubt he is a boss sir, he even got love from Kevin Costner.

Fans filled the plaza for a night of delight as the 7 foot clown gave us some real insight.

He sang Bowie and Queen and even some Who, also Cash, Lorde and “Let it go” too

Videos played of pets and babies crying, also beautiful artwork and people smiling.

Last night Orlando was anything but mad as we showed much love for a clown that is sad.

Ok, I’d cry too after that poem. Here’s some more info:

If you haven’t been to see a Puddles Pity Party show, you are missing out. 

The show had me smiling and laughing so hard my stomach hurt, but I was also moved so many times by the range of Puddles voice. True entertainment never gets old and I have a feeling he is going to last forever.

I loved the interaction he had with the crowd. He pulled numerous people up to help him on stage and all of them were good sports, one man even singing the entire song, “All by myself” karaoke style! The show was so well thought out and planned but with room for some hilarious improv. Especially at the end when he pulled the 3 fans from the audience dressed like clowns. At the end of them performing together, Puddles suddenly remembers that he is scared of clowns! Genius! 

Hands down one of the best performances I’ve seen in years.

 

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Kingsized Holiday Fun! Big Mike is Back at the Variety Playhouse!

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Big Mike Geier and his Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll Orchestra, along with the Dames Aflame Dancers, Lil’ Santa and other special guests, bring tidings of comfort and joy with their signature glitz and glamour in what has become a tinsel-time tradition at the Variety Playhouse. The all-ages 90-minute show features your Holiday favorites by the likes of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Heat Miser, The Grinch and more!

Photo: Emily Butler

We caught up with Big Mike to ask a few questions.

TBB: Big Mike! It’s been a couple years since we had the pleasure of seeing you perform live. We are so excited to be back in Atlanta and we are ready for this show. What can you tell us about this years event?

Big Mike: Welcome back to Atlanta, Ange! We’re also excited to be in town for another wild and wonderful Holiday Jubilee. We like to honor the tradition that the Jubilee has become and don’t mess too much with the format. You can expect the always magnificent sounds of the 12-piece Kingsized Rock ‘n Roll orchestra performing your favorite holiday classics and the dazzling Dames Aflame dancers providing the glamour. The show is all about holiday nostalgia, whatever that means to you: Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Donnie Hathaway, The Grinch, Rankin Bass, Peanuts, the Dreidel Song? It’s all in there.

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Turkuaz at Aisle 5

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Brooklyn based funk band Turkuaz played at Aisle Five in Atlanta last week and here are some shots from the show!

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