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The Beach Boys to go on Tour, Don’t Expect Big Names Though

The Beach Boys have always been known to bring some big drama to the stage, and so news of a new tour, starting in just over a week, shouldn’t be any different.

Last year the Beach Boys made huge news when they scheduled a 50th anniversary tour, and kicked it all off by performing at The Grammy’s together. But while things may have seemed quite chummy on-stage, it wasn’t too long before The Boys cancelled their 50th anniversary tour early. Long-held grievances between Brian Wilson and Mike Love, founding members of the band, were brought back up and, unbeknownst to the rest of the band, things were cut short.

Now, there’s a new tour planned, and it shouldn’t surprise you that the lineup will not include Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, or David Marks. Instead it will be just Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, as it’s Johnston that holds the rights to the name.

At the time the anniversary tour was cancelled, Love issued a statement indicating that he had plans to tour with Johnston alone. “As we move on, Bruce and I look forward to performing live for Beach Boys fans everywhere,” it said.

But apparently, some promoters didn’t get the message. Several had booked the Beach Boys for this upcoming tour, but then cancelled after finding out it was just Johnston and Love.

Just to make things even more confusing, Love will be performing one confirmed solo date (with more possibly coming,) and he’ll be inviting Al Jardine and David Marks to perform with him.

For a full list of current confirmed dates for the Beach Boys concerts, visit

Catch Bill O’Reilly in 2013

Bill O’Reilly will be bringing his unique brand of political commentary to a venue near you in 2013.

Bill O’Reilly, an American author, historian, and host of the FOX News program “The O’Reilly Factor”, is taking his show on the road in 2013, delivering his own brand of “conservative” commentary and political views to shows all across America.

O’Reilly himself considers his views to be more “independent” and “traditionalist” than conservative, but his views on many subjects remain popular among his conservative fan base.

Humble Beginnings

O’Reilly’s career began in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he anchored as well as delivered the weather. He won an Emmy for his local coverage of a hijacking when he worked in Denver, Colorado before working at TV stations in Oregon, Connecticut, and Boston, Mass.

By 1986, O’Reilly joined ABC news as a correspondent after delivering a eulogy for his friend Joe Spencer, who had died in a tragic helicopter crash while covering striking plant workers. Then head of ABC news, Roone Arledge, who had also attended Spencer’s funeral, decided to hire O’Reilly after hearing this eulogy.

Nationwide Attention

At ABC, O’Reilly hosted briefs and previews of stories that would be featured on upcoming broadcasts of World News Tonight and as a general reporter on programs such as Nightline and Good Morning America.

Bill joined the King World produced “Inside Edition” in 1989, becoming the program’s anchor after only three weeks. O’Reilly was one of the first broadcasters who covered the fall of the Berlin Wall as well as being one of the first to broadcast from the area devastated by the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

O’Reilly left Inside Edition in 1995 and went back to school, earning a master’s degree in Public Administration.

The O’Reilly Factor

Then, in 1996, he was hired by Roger Ailes to host “The O’Reilly Report” on the fledgling FOX News Channel. This show was soon renamed “The O’Reilly Factor” after Bill’s friend John Tantillo, a noted branding expert, made remarks about “The O’Reilly Factor” in any of the stories Bill was presenting.

Since then, Bill has written books and become a popular speaker in shows across the United States. Tickets to see Bill O’Reilly live in 2013 are on sale now, and no matter what your political affiliation may be, his shows are a must see event for anyone who cares about honest political discourse. Get your tickets today!

17th Annual Children’s Festival — Come Enjoy the Fun

It can often be so hard to tear little ones away from all the technology today and actually get them active.  Of course, you have to find something that will not only get them up, but that will also excite them, and even sneak in a little education too!  If you are in the Spring, Texas area and looking for something to entertain your kids this autumn, look no further than the 17th Annual Children’s Festival.

This isn’t some show where the kids merely sit in the audience and watch the fun happening on a stage, this is where they are part of the fun!  This is the 17th year of this fun filled festival, so you know they are doing something right.  It starts with ten pavilions, all filled to the brim with activities for your little ones to enjoy.  A practical playground for the young and young at heart you’ll find face painting, clowns performing their comedy routines, rides, sing along songs, craft areas, and plenty of kid friendly food.

The good news is that this event can cost as little as $8 dollars, and that includes all activities and events.  This means parents won’t have to chase after lost tokens, missing tickets, or sold out areas of the events.

In years past, there was the “Fun Zone” which featured hat making, panning for gold and sand boxes.  The “Healthy Kid Zone” had The Little Gym area, swimming, and even martial arts.  There was zydeco music, mad scientist areas, and even some dancing with Angelina Ballerina.  This year is sure to only be bigger and better than any before!

The event is being held at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on November 10th and 11th.  The doors open early at 10am and a full day of fun lies ahead.  The day ends at 5pm, when little ones are sure to be tuckered out after all the excitement.  Get your kids away from the TV this fall, and in to having some hands on (and secretively educational!) fun at the 17th Annual Children’s Festival!  Get your tickets early for the best prices.

The Visceral Experience of Bodies – The Exhibition

Have you ever wondered about all the processes going on inside your own body?  Ever got curious what you’d look like without your skin?  Or wondered how your muscles move your arm?  It is human nature to be curious, and luckily, you don’t have to pull any Hannibal Lector moves in order to find out the answers to your questions.  A visit to Bodies — The Exhibition can help really give you an “inside” look.

The study of human anatomy is fascinating.  However, most of the in-depth views have, until now, been restricted to those in the medical field.  This exhibition may not be for the faint of heart or weak of stomach, and possibly not for those who don’t like controversy, but it is certainly fascinating to behold.  This is due to the fact that 200 real (expired) human bodies are on display.  These bodies have for the most part been donated by a late organ donor for this very purpose.  They have gone through a special preservation process, which will keep them in good shape for decades on end.

You will be able to see an in-depth look at the human body and all its fascinating processes.  You will see the skeletal and muscular parts of the body on their own, so that you can get a clear picture of how it all works.  Take a gander at the digestive track, the reproductive system, and even the circulatory systems.  You’ll also see things such as a smoker’s lung compared to a healthy non-smokers lung.  (In fact, some people have actually been moved to quit smoking after seeing the physical results right in front of them)  You will see a fully stretched out human intestine, and a room of fetuses showing stages of development.  Many of the rooms can be skipped if preferred.

The show does often travel, but can most often be seen in New York, NY, Atlanta, GA, and Las Vegas, NV.  If you are interested in the way that the human body works, and perhaps want to teach your children the effects of healthy choices on their bodies, this is a great learning experience.  Don’t miss out on seeing Bodies – The Exhibition, buy your tickets online today!

Check Out the New York City Food and Wine Festival

Nothing will get you more in the mood of fall than attending a great fall festival. If you are in the New York area or are planning a visit, one festival not to miss is the New York City Food and Wine Festival. This event is sponsored by the Food Network, so you know it is going to be good!

The event is held from October 11th to the 14th, and this is the 5th year for this festival. The festival is great fun but it is also for a good cause. So far, they have raised $5 million dollars for the Food Bank of New York, which works hard to help end hunger. You cannot only have a wonderful time, but also do something productive for the world!

There will be plenty to eat and drink and plenty of activities to enjoy. You will get to meet winemakers, watch live demonstrations from big name chefs, and sample some fine spirits. Events that are can’t-miss include the cutie cook Rachael Ray and her “burger bash”, Giada Laurentiis’ “meatball madness”, the roast (as in friends poking fun, not the oven kind) of Anthony Bourdain, shake and bake with Whoopi Goldberg, and many grand tastings.

While mostly an event for an adult palate, there is even a special event just for the young chefs among us called “Fun and Fit in the City”, which will be hosted by the lovable Guy Fieri. Young ones will learn all sorts of interesting things about the foods they eat and will even get to try their hand at cooking a meal.

There will be so much to see and do that it may be hard to choose which events you want to attend individually. If you want to make it easy, you can buy a “pass” for your favorite events. For example, there is the “Food Network Addict” pass, which will get you into the “meatball madness” event, as well as the “tacos and tequila” event, which is hosted by Bobby Flay and more. Other passes include the “Food and Wine” pass, the “Party Animal” pass, the “Grand Tasting Weekend” pass and more.

This is sure to be the foodie event of the season and bound to make for one memorable autumn! Book your food and wine tickets today.

Broadway’s Winterfest Fun Begins Tomorrow

It’s going to be a warm and sunny day in New York City tomorrow, but it should still be cool enough to keep those ice sculptures standing! Hopefully it will be as Broadway celebrates its ninth annual Winterfest on Broadway, an event for all ages and something that all New Yorkers look forward to every single year!

It all begins at 8:00 am at Taste of the South restaurant (located at 106 S. Broadway.) There guests will enjoy a huge two-hour breakfast spread to get their energy for the walk up and down Broadway to watch the ice carvers go to work on their pieces. Paul Salmon and Jamie Doeren are two of the most well-known artists at the event and they’ll be carving out the giant throne sculpture from, you guessed it, a giant piece of ice. Doeren will also be demonstrating a quick carves show from 12:00pm — 2:00pm. To truly see all the sculptures in a different light, be sure to attend the lit sculpture walk being held from 5:00pm — 10:00pm. 

Of course there’s always much more to Winterfest than just ice sculptures, and this year is no exception. Watch dogs try to pull out first place in the Tri-State Alaskan Malamute Club Dog Pull Competition that begins at 11:00am and of course, the children’s games, hayrides, and other family activities that are going on throughout the day. It’s going to be another gorgeous day in New York, and there’s no better way to spend a Saturday than by taking a stroll through Broadway.

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