Foy Vance, the son of a traveling church minister is a Northern Irish musician who gave rise to jazz, blues, and soul in the South. Born in Bangor, United Kingdom in 1974, Vance developed a keen interest in music at a very early age exploring and traveling around the poor churches of the South. During the 90’s he naturally fell into the role of a singer/songwriter with the acoustic guitar.
The artist released his debut album, ‘HOPE’ in 2007 with Wurdamouth Records. The album obtained some critical acclaim in the UK with the album track “Two Shades of Hope” containing a hidden recording of his daughter Ella, singing at the end. Foy Vance toured in support of singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran. His music has also been featured on the numerous TV shows. He released his second full-length album on August 2013, ‘Joy of Nothing’, produced by Irish producer and arranger Michael Keeney. The album received critical acclaim and included vocal features by Ed Sheeran and Bonnie Raitt. In May 2016, he released his third studio album ‘The Wild Swan’ produced and mixed by Jacquire King.
Dan Griffith, known as GRYFFIN is an American DJ, record producer, and musician whose remixes broke waves in 2014 and 2015. His style of house music fuses indie with dance in a tasteful fashion. Born on September 29, 1987, in San Francisco, Gryffin grew up as a classically trained pianist and learned to play guitar at a very early age. He played in bands to improve and perfect his instrumental abilities before entering into the world of music production at the University of Southern California.
GRYFFIN released his first debut single titled ‘Heading Home’ on January 22, 2016, with an official music video in May 2016. Refining his skills throughout college and beyond, Gryffin blossomed into his artistic mastery and became adored by fans all over the world. He unveiled his live performances with a World Debut at Snow Globe Music Festival in 2017 to connect with his fans. He gained recognition for remixing some well-known songs such as Tove Lo’s “Talking Body”, Maroon 5’s “Animals” and Years & Years “Desire”.
Gryffin headlined his own North American Tour in 2019.
FENCES is a classic story of father and sons, dreams and disappointments set in segregated Pittsburgh in the 1950s by American playwright August Wilson. The play explores the evolving African-American culture and challenges the realities of the American Dream. The attention of the play is given to an excellent baseball player, Troy, a 53-year-old head of household who struggles to provide a proper and comfortable living to his family. He lives with his wife Rose, son Cory, and his younger brother Gabriel, an ex-soldier.
FENCES was first developed at the Eugene O’Neill’s Theatre Centre’s 1983 National Playwrights Conference. It had its world premiere at the Yale Repertory Theatre in 1985 with a subsequent production at The Goodman Theatre. The first Broadway revival of the play opened at the Cort Theatre in 2010. The play won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1987 Tony Award for Best Play. The revival was also nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won three awards including Best Revival of a Play, Best Actor in a Play, and Best Actress in a Play.
Do not miss the play and find out how Troy and his family move forward in their journey.
The Rainbow Fish is a children’s book by a Swiss author and illustrator, Marcus Pfister and translated into English by J. Alison James. The story is all about a beautiful fish in a deep blue ocean filled with shiny, multi-layered scales. The Rainbow fish in a very rude manner, refuses to give up one of his beautiful scare to a small fish.
The fish soon became lonely and went to a wise octopus for advice.
The series is best known for its message about selfishness and the importance of sharing. Going with the advice of the wise octopus, the rainbow fish shares one of his shiny scales to the little blue fish which in turn gives him happiness. The story was turned into an animated television series and a musical.
In the end, the Rainbow Fish was left with only one shiny scale yet he was very happy.
Denver based Nicholas D. Miller, professionally known as Illenium, is an American musician, DJ, and record producer. Illenium has distinguished himself with his ability to create aural arrangements and immersive emotional experiences. His impeccable sound design and his arrangements that vary in style, beauty, complexity, and emotional depth is what makes him one of the best producers of the time.
Miller who was born in Chicago and raised in San Francisco, started making electronic music in 2008 and decided to focus on music more earnestly in 2012. He made his debut in 2017 with the release of “Awake Live” which captivated audiences across the country and sold out some of the most renowned venues nationwide.
Illenium has released three studio albums to date with the most recent one, Ascend, released in August 2019. The album reached number 14 on the Billboard 200 and was the first of his albums to top the Billboard Dance Albums chart. He has also worked on various remixes including “The Chainsmokers”, “Don’t Let Me Down”, and Flume’s “Say It” and won the award for “Remix of the Year” for the latter at the inaugural Electronic Music Awards in 2017.
Sharing a meal is the best way to turn strangers into friends. Most of the museums seek to inspire visitors with a collection of beautiful and fascinating historical artworks. Rather, the Disgusting Food Museum has a different goal in inviting visitors to explore the world of food and challenge the notions of edible and not edible food.
The museum first opened in the coastal city of Malmo, featuring almost 80 dishes from all over the world known as the most “disgusting” ones in some way or another. A large hall turned into an emporium of unappetizing samples of some of the world’s most offensive food items. There are now locations in Nantes, France and Las Vegas, Nevada as well.
Curious foods from exotic cultures have always fascinated us and have always been much more than sustenance. “Disgust” is regarded as one of the six fundamental human emotions. Foods can be delicious to one and revolting to another.
The Museum invites adventurous visitors who would appreciate the opportunity to smell and taste some of the world’s stinkiest food items.
Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious new production written by an Emmy Award-winning by Kevin Del Aguila with music by Brad Alexander. The story is about two 5th grade best friends, George and Harold, who have been creating comics for years and finally decide it’s time to write a musical based on their favorite character, Dog Man.
Dog Man is a crime-biting story involving a canine superhero- being partly dog and partly man. With the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, Dog Man loves to fight crime as well as chew furniture. Based on the best selling book series Captain Underpants by creator Dav Pilkey, the story shows how Dog Man will be able to save the city from the attacks of Flippy, the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings. Can Dog Man catch Petey, the world’s most evil cat?
The 2018 series Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild debuted at the top of USA Today, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Do not miss the opportunity to watch the most hilarious series live.
Austin City Limits is the longest-running music series in television history and is the name behind an annual music festival held in Zilker Park, Austin, Texas. The festival was founded in 2002 and is produced by an Austin-based company C3 Presents as a one-weekend event. The ACL Music Festival has eight stages hosting over 130 musical groups from a variety of genres including rock, indie, country, folk, electronic, and hip hop. The festival brings approximately 225 thousand people each year keeping it the most exciting and successful music festival in Austin (AS), Sydney (AUS), and Auckland (NZ).
Along with the music performances, the festival also features an art market, kids area for families, festival food court AKA Austin Eats, and many other activities for the attendees. Austin Eats serves all of Austin’s finest restaurants and caters to every individual’s needs with gluten-free and vegetarian options as well.
ACL Festival was voted to expand to two consecutive weekends by the Austin city council members on August 16, 2012, due to its high popularity. In 2018, Austin City Limits Radio also made its debut playing artists from the show, festival, and venue.
Hail The Sun is an American post-hardcore and progressive band from Chico, California formed in 2009. The band consists of lead vocalist and drummer Donovan Melero, lead guitarist Shane Gann, rhythm guitarist Aric Garcia, and bass guitarist John Stirrat. The band members met while studying in college in 2009. Hail The Sun came out with their debut album in 2010.
Hail The Sun is known for its eclectic progressive and math rock styles along with some traditional elements of post-hardcore. The original idea behind the formation of the band was playing melodies and harmonies at high energy levels.
In 2010, they released their debut album, POW! Right in the Kisser! and went on with the further releases later on. Hail the Sun is known as one of the most energetic acts on stage witnessed with amazingly difficult lines and rhythms. The group has toured extensively along with other various musical groups including Dance Gavin Dance, I The Mighty, Circa Survive, and the Silverstein.
Do not miss the amazing talent of Equal Vision Records with multiple releases on the Billboard Top Rock chart.
The Height of the Storm is a play by Florian Zeller, directed by Jonathan Kent starring Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins. The story revolves around an aged couple who refuses to separate even after one of them dies. Their lives have been filled with everyday pleasures and unfathomable mysteries of an ongoing marriage to which they don’t want to leave.
The play opened up at the Richmond Theatre on September 1, 2018, as part of a short UK tour where two legendary actors came together in an unforgettable story of shared life and its complexities. It opened up on Broadway on September 10, 2019, in previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and produced by the Manhattan Theatre Club.
Jonathan Kent’s thrilling production has been declared as “a deeply moving new play that takes us to the edge of what it is to love” by The Times of London. The show is supported by the Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre. Plan to watch the show where a loving relationship undergoes an inevitable change by a two-time Olivier and Tony Award winner Jonathan Pryce who joins a three-time Olivier Award winner Eileen Atkins.