Colorado-based jammers The Magic Beans are heading out West the first leg of their “Wet Hot American Summer Tour,” bringing their danceable, multi-genre blend of music to California, Oregon, and Nevada. The first leg will all culminate in June at the band’s festival, Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival; featuring bands like Electron, the New Deal, The Main Squeeze, Without a Net (Todd Stoops, Marcus Rezak, Haley Jane, Reed Mathis), RAQ, Orgone, and New Elastic Time (featuring 3 members of String Cheese Incident and Jamie Shields of the New Deal).The Beans are fresh off the release of their single, “As You Like It”, which premiered exclusively via L4LM, and they’ll be releasing more new music in the near future. This group has been gaining recognition everywhere they go with their relentless touring schedule, so there’s no reason to miss out!For more information about the band, head to their official website. You can also check out some of their music, for free, via Bandcamp.The Magic Beans Tour Dates5-11 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s5-12 Nevada City, CA – Crazy Horse Saloon5-13 Crystal Bay Casino – Crystal Bay, NV5-14 San Francisco, CA – Boom Boom Room5-18 Portland, OR – The Goodfoot5-19 Bend, OR – McMenamins5-20 Williams, OR – Apple Jam Festival6/10-12 Westcliffe, CO – Beanstalk Music Festival6/30 Ozark, AR – Highberry Festival….much more TBA
See Inside Aladdin’s Backstage World ABC’s Nightline featured a behind-the-scenes look at Aladdin April 15. Check out the video below and see everything from major last minute tweaks to the show from director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw, to James Monroe Iglehart’s reaction when he won the role of the Genie (he taped it!) and how the magic carpet flies! OK, not the last one, but the rest. The Frozen Storm Rages On The Weekly Nielsen SoundScan numbers are in and, as Frozen songwriter and EGOT-er Robert Lopez tweeted April 16, “The #Frozen album just went double platinum, as is @IdinaMenzel’s version of #LetItGo.” According to The New York Times, the movie’s soundtrack has now sold a total of 2.1 million copies in the U.S. Paul Robeson Playwright Phillip Hayes Dean Dies Stage actor, director and playwright Phillip Hayes Dean died, aged 83, on April 14 in Los Angeles. According to the L.A. Times, the cause of death was an aortic aneurysm. Dean wrote Paul Robeson, which first opened on Broadway in 1978, starring James Earl Jones. It was subsequently revived on the Great White Way in 1988 and 1995. His other plays include The Sty of the Blind Pig. Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys Talk Dirty Those naughty Jersey Boys! Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood’s big screen adaptation of the Tony-winning Jersey Boys has been awarded an R-rating! The official reason? The “language throughout,” apparently. F-bombs or not, we know that the film’s stars, Tony winner John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Michael Lomenda and Erich Bergen, will be the apples of our eyes as Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, when the film officially lands in theaters on June 20. Idina Menzel View Comments John Lloyd Young Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.
John’Michael Moniz, 46, Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus. Born, August 15, 1970 in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was the son of Barbara (Moniz) Allen. Mike was raised in Honolulu and Indiana. Mike worked at West Rock Corporation in Columbus. He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed model cars. He loved spending time socializing with friends and family. He is survived by his mother, Barbara Allen and his step father, Melvin Paul Allen, Metamora; grandmother, Violet Creech, San Pablo, CA; one brother, Brian Paul Allen, Metamora; three sisters, Jo-Ann Abbate, Brentwood, CA, Lucy-Ann Keamohuli-Tatupu, Stockton, CA, Tracy-Ann Allen, New Madison, OH; 11 nieces, 3 nephews, and 1 on the way; 2 grand nieces, 5 grand nephews; numerous cousins and extended family in Hawaii. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 24th from 1 to 3:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com