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Guest artists include Tim’s good friend & former bandmate Dan Sheffield.Tim will perform his new MUSIC with Sean Bennett ,Nelson Nolen & Trey Lander andalso a duet in Portuguese with good friend and talented Atlanta recording artistCintia Porcino!

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McNary’s EP Release
“While We Are Waking”
Meehan’s Public House Sandy Springs
Monday March 4th
DOS = $10, $15 w/Album
ADV =  $8, $12 w/Album
MUSIC at 8:30

 Guest artists include Tim’s good friend & former bandmate Dan Sheffield.
Tim will perform his new MUSIC with Sean Bennett ,Nelson Nolen & Trey Lander and
also a duet in Portuguese with good friend and talented Atlanta recording artist
Cintia Porcino!

McNary is a Songwriter who found his passion for writing music and performing while spending 2 years volunteering and backpacking in South America after college. His sound has been described as raw, emotive, and ethereal. Tim McNary performs as McNary in the solo, duo, and band formats. Since 2009, McNary has performed hundreds of shows around the Southeast and shared the stage with The Civil Wars and Griffin House, among many others. McNary has been compared to Damien Rice, Ryan Adams, and David Gray.

What should we expect from your new MUSIC?
I strive for an honest and vulnerable approach to songwriting and performance. I hope that comes through in this album. I’d like to think that there is an earnestness and emotiveness about the songs on this album that people will feel.

Understand your Making the Move to Nashville?Tell us about how that came about and what is coming up for McNary?
Atlanta has a growing and diverse music scene, which I value, but I feel that my artistic and personal growth will be best served by living in a town where more people eat, sleep, and breath music. I’m looking forward to making new connections and diving into new songwriting collaborations there! I certainly plan to continue performing regularly in Atlanta, and collaborating with some of the very talented songwriters and players who call this town home.

Advice for someone trying to make it in this Industry?
I’m not sure how valid my advice is, as I am still eating rice and beans and driving a ’98 Dodge Grand Caravan, but I do have some small tidbits of advice that I’ve learned by trial and error over the last several years : )

1) Make a substantial amount of time for honing your craft and musicianship EVERY day. Try to work on music for 3-5 hours/day every day.

2) Play as often as you can wherever you can, especially when you’re first getting started. As your career and fanbase grow, you can become more selective with the types of gigs you play.

3) Meet as many other musicians and songwriters as you can and strive to foster those friendships/working relationships. I’m finding out just how magical and empowering collaboration can be. It helps us grow in our art, further our careers, helps others, and builds community all at the same time. What could be more dynamic?

4) Find a way to make recordings that do your sound justice….The internet is cluttered with poor & mediocre recordings. If you are serious about a career in music, you’ll find a way to make quality recordings that put your best foot forward for potential gigs and other income stream opportunities like publishing deals/licensing, etc…

5) Build and maintain a solid Social Media infrastructure but remember that your image is only part of the equation. In my opinion, it all comes back to the craft. I personally need superior performance videos and an updated website. Know anyone who can help?? : )

6) Maintain a sincere relationship with your fans. Don’t clutter the internet with only show announcements and pronouncements of your grand musical achievements. Show your fans your personality and interact on a normal human to human basis. They will love it. Ask about them. Be concerned. Strive to make your Fan letters both to the point and compelling at the same time.

7) Treat yourself kindly. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Understand that is the human condition. Don’t beat yourself up for the things you don’t feel you excel in. Continue to work on areas that need to improve and celebrate/highlight where you shine without getting down on yourself.
This has been a big lesson that I’ve learned over the past few years.
Being the best ME that I can be : )”

 

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Theater

The New Theatre in the Square Marietta is Back and Better Than Ever!

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Three years ago one of my favorite local theaters took their final bow and closed up shop. Ever since I can I remember, I loved going to see performances at the Theatre on the Square in the beautiful Marietta Square. I can remember going to see some great Christmas shows with my parents and one of my favorites, the “1940’s Radio Hour”. Ahhh, the memories. But, it was all over in 2012.

Three years have come and gone and I spent two of those years in Boston and one in Florida, so imagine my delight to come back to Atlanta to find that the Theatre on the Square was revamped and ready to amaze again with great local talent.

We took a few minutes to get to know the lovely Roxanne Johnson of the Theatre and ask her a few questions.

Raul Thomas – Owner of Theatre on the Square

TBB: We are so excited that the beloved Theatre in the Square in Marietta is making it’s glorious comeback. Tell me about this revival, who is involved and what we can expect?

Roxanne: It was more than heart breaking to the community as a whole to see Theatre in the Square close up shop in 2012. Immediately seeing huge potential Raul Thomas; Executive Chef, Film Maker  and avid supporter of all the arts, took over the theatre in September of this year. From the community he hand picked a team of top notch creative and business professionals. We all quickly went to bring this sacred space back to it’s former glory.

   Wanting to court previous supporters of the theatre we offer through our resident company standards and favorites of the community. There will also be more contemporary entertainment offered as well as concerts and comedy and other events. The former green room has now been transformed into a small film and photography studio.

   The studio is available to the community. As well as classes for children and adults. We are already working closely with Marietta Middle School and Kennesaw State University. The ultimate goal is creating a multi-cultural center bringing entertainment and education to the area through art and theatre.  
   Information regarding what is currently running and what is coming up for us, as well as purchasing tickets can be found on our website HERE.

   After the 1st of the year we will be offering season tickets, flex tickets and reserved seating.

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Ho Ho Ho Steve-O? Holiday Laughs with Steve-O at the Improv Atlanta

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Steve-O (a.k.a. Stephen Glover) has become a household name over the last two decades. Famous for his cringe worthy stunts on MTV’s Jackass and WildBoyz, he is never shy and always up for a challenge! Steve-O is coming to Atlanta this week to perform at the Improv Atlanta 12/3 – 12/5 so get ready for holiday cheer, Steve- O style!

We asked Steve-O a few questions, you can read his answers below:

TBB:First of all, since you are coming to Atlanta this week, tell us what your favorite thing about Atlanta is. Also, do you plan to visit anywhere other than the Improv while in town? Ever heard of the Clermont Lounge? ;)

Steve-O: It was July 4th the last time I was in Atlanta, and I had a great time taping big fireworks to my skateboard and blowing them up while I rode around a skatepark. That was a really wild time. Next week I go to jail for the crane-climbing stunt I did earlier this year in Los Angeles, so this weekend I’ll be sure to enjoy my last days of freedom roaming around Atlanta. I’m sure the Clermont Lounge is awesome, but I think I’m going to skip that spot this weekend.

TBB: The Clermont just might be a little too much for you Steve-O!

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Dance

Kurtis Blow and the Hip Hop Nutcracker

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A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, embarks on an international tour on the strength of last December’s sold-out performances of the world premiere at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA) in New York City. The Hip Hop Nutcracker will make a stop at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre Saturday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m.

 

The Hip Hop Nutcracker is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, artistic director of the all-female hip-hop crew Decadancetheatre in Brooklyn. It is adapted to today’s New York by Mike Fitelson, executive director of UPCA – the work’s original producer – and includes hip-hop interludes remixed and reimagined by DJ Boo and violinist Filip Pogády.

For its stop at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 28, The Hip Hop Nutcracker features special guest MC Kurtis Blow, one of the founders and creators of recorded rap music.

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