Doyle USA Tour 2023
Tony Jones In The Morning - #22
The Mesos Release 'Smack Daddy'
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Tony Jones Show - #216
Tony Jones Show #216 - With music from: Radio Compass, The Dandy Highwaymen, Deer Tick, The Schemers, Jonee Earthquake Band, Sasquatch and the Sick-a-Billys, The Devil's Twins, 61 Ghosts, The Knightsville Butchers, Damone, Nova One, Only on Weekends, Glenn Robinson, Six Star General, Sunshine Riot, The Sheila Divine, The Callouts.
AS220 y(ART)d Sale - November 19th
Locations where it's happening:
AS220 Youth – 115 Empire Street, 2nd floor
AS220 Industries – 131 Washington Street (entrance at rear on Lucie Way)
AS220 Live Arts – 115 Empire Street (where the stage is)
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After fifteen years of producing pop culture events in Southeastern New England, including events such as Southcoast Toy and Comic Show, Terror Con, and its flagship Rhode Island Comic Con, as well as Colorado Springs Comic Con, the owners of Altered Reality Entertainment, LLC, Steven and Connie Perry announced this week plans for a major expansion in their calendar of scheduled events.
In addition to celebrating the 7th Annual Colorado Springs Comic Con August 25-27, 2023, and the 11th Annual Rhode Island Comic Con November 3-5, 2023, owners of the event management company plan the return of the horror and paranormal themed Terror Con, moving it to a new home at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough, MA. The event is scheduled for September 15-17, 2023. Tickets for these events will go on sale November 25, 2022. Vendor registration for Terror Con is currently open at www.theterrorcon.com.
With this expansion comes the creation of a new brand of events for Altered Reality Entertainment—Contropolis. The brand will span multiple cities in 2023 and expand to more in future convention seasons. Included in this new brand are the following:
Contropolis Pennsylvania, scheduled for May 5-7, 2023 at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Ticket sales and vendor registration is currently open at www.contropolispa.com.
Contropolis Massachusetts, scheduled for June 16-18, 2023 at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough, MA. Ticket sales and vendor registration is currently open at www.contropolisma.com.
Contropolis New Jersey, scheduled for July 8-9, 2023 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ. Ticket sales and vendor registration is currently open at www.contropolisnj.com.
At Contropolis, fans of pop culture will enjoy meeting stars of stage, screen, wrestling ring, and comic book page. Watch them on stage as they tell stories of their careers and experiences. Bring home a lifetime of memories with autographs from, and photographs with, your favorites. Shop for comic books and collectibles with some of the best vendors in the country. Cosplay favorite characters and compete for prizes at the event’s costume contest.
Rounding out the expansion, Altered Reality Entertainment has launched its first anime-focused event, Rhode Island Anime Con, scheduled for July 29-30, 2023, at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Tickets and vendor registration is currently open at www.rianimecon.com.
A link to each event can be found from Altered Reality Entertainment’s main website at www.alteredrealityentertainment.com
2023 David Bowie Convention
The 2023 DAVID BOWIE WORLD FAN CONVENTION promises a weekend of stardust-spangled grandeur on June 17-18, 2023 at New York City’s Terminal 5. With preparations well under way, the excitement grows with the first announcement of special guest speakers and presenters.
Bringing together a cornucopia of collaborators from every period of Bowie’s multi-faceted career, the luminaries in attendance at the event include acclaimed producer Tony Visconti, whose partnership with Bowie across five decades spawned fourteen classic albums from 1969’s Space Oddity to 2016’s Blackstar. Joining Tony are other long-time collaborators including pianist Mike Garson, whose association with Bowie spans 30 years from Aladdin Sane to Reality, and guitarist and bandleader Carlos Alomar, a veteran of eleven albums and the co-writer of Bowie’s first US number 1 single, ‘Fame’. Fans will be thrilled to learn that Carlos is to be reunited with his bandmate George Murray, the bass guitarist who played with Carlos on two world tours and six albums including the legendary Berlin trilogy - this will be George’s first ever appearance at a Bowie event. Other guest speakers include guitarist Kevin Armstrong, who played on ‘Absolute Beginners’ and led Bowie’s band at Live Aid; Carmine Rojas, who played bass on the classic Let’s Dance album and the Serious Moonlight tour; multi-instrumentalist and Earthling co-producer Mark Plati; Tin Machine producer Tim Palmer; and performance artist Joey Arias, who appeared alongside Klaus Nomi during Bowie’s groundbreaking Saturday Night Live performance in 1979. And there’s more! A full list of confirmed speakers is below, with further names to be added in the coming months.
The first ever David Bowie World Fan Convention in June 2022 gathered 1,500 fans in Liverpool, England from as far afield as Japan and the US to meet each other and celebrate David Bowie. Moderated by author and Bowie expert extraordinaire Nicholas Pegg (The Complete David Bowie) who returns for the second convention, The David Bowie World Fan Convention immersed attendees into his hidden, hilarious, and sometimes heartbreaking world. Fans were able to come face-to-face with many of his friends and colleagues including Carlos Alomar, Robin Clark, Gail Ann Dorsey, Donny McCaslin, Woody Woodmansey, Jonathan Barnbrook, Kevin Cann, Chris Duffy, and John Cambridge.
2023’s U.S. edition of the convention dedicated to all things Bowie coincides with both the 40th anniversary of his Let’s Dance album and the 50th anniversary of his iconic Aladdin Sane —and is coming to Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street, NYC) in NYC’s vibrant Hell’s Kitchen, filling the innovative, multi-level and multi-environmental venue with an informative and exciting array of talks, meet-and-greets, live performances, and, of course, the show-stopping Bowie Ball, the glittering centerpiece to the weekend. Brimming with attendees donning costumes and make-up reflecting their favorite eras from Bowie’s illustrious career, the Bowie Ball is an exhilarating celebration with live music performance, DJs, best dressed competitions, all topped off with Bowie-themed drinks and dancing that begins at 7pm on Saturday night and extends to midnight.
WaterFire Announces the Addition of Two Full Lightings & One Partial Lighting to the 2022 Season
WaterFire Providence is pleased to announce the addition of two Full Lighting and one Partial Lighting of WaterFire to the 2022 WaterFire Season in October.
On October 1, 2022, there will be a Full Lighting of WaterFire supported by YPO Gold New England; on October 7, 2022, there will be a Partial Lighting of WaterFire in Memorial Park supported by Rhode Island School of Design to welcome their new president Crystal Williams; on October 22, 2022, there will be a Full Lighting of WaterFire supported by Brown University celebrating 50 Years of Medicine at Brown.
October 1, 2022
Full Lighting of WaterFire
Sunset (6:27 pm) - 11:00 pm
Supported by YPO Gold New England
October 7, 2022
Partial Lighting of WaterFire
Sunset (6:17 pm) - 9:00 pm
Supported by Rhode Island School of Design
October 22, 2022
Full Lighting of WaterFire
Sunset (5:54 pm) - 11:00 pm
Support by Brown University Celebration 50 Years of Medicine at Brown
The addition of these lightings to the 2022 WaterFire Season brings the total number of full lightings to 9 and a total 8 partial lightings.
Additional events may be added to the schedule as funding becomes available.
Details for these new lightings will be posted on the WaterFire Providence website at: https://waterfire.org/schedule.
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