Dominican Jazz Festival in November

October 22, 2014 on 2:21 pm | In Beachbooker, Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Festivals, Webbandstand | Comments Off

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowThe XVIII annual DR Jazz Festival will be held November 6-9 in the north coast towns of Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete.

World-class national and international jazz artists have confirmed their participation in the north coast’s most important jazz celebration.

The event is organized by the Ministry of Tourism and by the DR Jazz Festival Educational Foundation (FEDUJAZZ).

According to the program The Big Band, from Santo Domingo’s Conservatory, will perform on November 6, as well as Colin Hunter, with Joe Sealy’s Quartet of Canada and Pat Pereyra’s band, from the Dominican Republic, under the musical direction of Rafelito Mirabal and Guy Frometa, will perform with Alex Jacquemin of France as a special guest.

On November 7, at the Casa Marina Beach & Reef Hotel, in the beachfront town of Sosua, the following groups are scheduled to perform: Benny Martinez (Dominican Republic), the Ignacio Berroa Group (Cuba), Giovanni Hidalgo (Puerto Rico), and the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (the U.S.) with Joe Lovano as a special guest.

On November 8 the event moves to Cabarete Beach, the windsurfing capital of the Caribbean, featuring the following performers: Edgar Molina (Dominican Republic) and the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and Joe Lovano Quartet’s (the U.S.).

That same day, beginning at noon, there will be a jam-session concert featuring young Dominican and American jazz musicians.

Finally, on November 9, also in Cabarete, the Festival will feature: the Ramon Vazquez Trio, with Edmar Colon and Danny Diaz (Puerto Rico). Dominican jazz great “El Prodigio” will be the event’s special guest.

The Dominican group “La Familia Andre” will close the festival with their special blend of Dominican and international rhythms.

The DR Jazz Festival is sponsored by Ron Macorix, Jet Blue, Sea Horse Ranch, Millennium Hotel, Ultravioleta and Casa Linda, among others.

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Former Lead Singer of The Guess Who, Burton Cummings, to Take the Stage at The Orleans Showroom December 5-6‏

October 22, 2014 on 2:13 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off

LAS VEGAS – Renowned musician and songwriter Burton Cummings will return to perform his timeless hits during Wrangler National Finals Rodeo weekend at The Orleans Showroom.

Cummings began his music journey as the lead singer of Canadian band The Guess Who, whose hits included “These Eyes,” “Laughing, No Time,” “American Woman,” “Share The Land,” and “Hang On To Your Life.” The band was the first Canadian group to reach #1 on the Billboard charts, as well as the first to earn a platinum album for sales of more than 1 million copies in the United States.

In 1976, Cummings began his solo career, scoring a gold record for his debut single, “Stand Tall.” To follow, Cummings produced more than a dozen hit singles and albums, including “I’m Scared,” “My Own Way to Rock” and “Timeless Love.” Cummings continued his career by starring in several top-rated television specials, going on tour as a member of Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band, and releasing his first live solo album “Massey Hall” in 2012.

Cummings is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, Canadian Walk of Fame, Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame and Prairie Music Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of multiple Juno Awards, the Order of Canada, the Order of Manitoba, the Governor-General’s Performance Arts Award and several BMI (Broadcast Music Industry) awards for more than 1 million airplays of his songs.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $39.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777 or visiting

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans offers more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has more than 1,800 guest rooms and a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a poker room, keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at, on Facebook (, and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at

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O.A.R.S. Releases River of Eden by Filmmaker Pete McBride

October 22, 2014 on 2:10 pm | In Adventure Travel, Webbandstand | Comments Off Winter ClearanceShort Film That Explores Fiji’s Protected “Tropical Grand Canyon” Selected as Banff Mountain Film Festival Finalist

Angels Camp, CA – Veteran river outfitter and ecotourism operator O.A.R.S. announces the release of a new short film, River of Eden, by award-winning filmmaker and National Geographic Freshwater Hero Pete McBride. Selected as a finalist for the 2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival in November, the five-minute movie tells the unique conservation story behind one of the only protected rivers in the South Pacific—Fiji’s Upper Navua.

For the film, McBride traveled into the highlands of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu to explore the Upper Navua River and find out why the locals said “no” to easy money from resource extraction, and instead, turned to tourism to fund a conservation area. What he discovered was not only one of the most beautiful rivers on Earth—a “mini-tropical Grand Canyon”—but a low-impact commercial rafting operation in the Upper Navua Conservation Area that has given more than $1 million back to local communities in the last 15 years.

The Upper Navua Conservation Area was established in 1998 when Rivers Fiji, with the dedicated support of O.A.R.S. president and founder, George Wendt, and an unlikely group of local entities including two villages, nine mataqalis (land-owning clans), a logging company and a government organization, opted for long-term sustainability through tourism. To protect the area’s natural assets, the group banded together to set-up a 25-year land lease that precludes logging, road building or mining in the fragile river corridor. In River of Eden, McBride takes viewers on an intimate exploration of this protected paradise and shows the power of ecotourism to promote a conservation ethic in developing parts of the world.

Kevin Fedarko, author of The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon, had this to say about the film: “Over the last several years, Pete McBride has carved out a space on the landscape of documentary filmmaking where art, conservation, and the beauty of nature meet and flow together. River of Eden offers a glimpse of what McBride does best—which is to create, through images, words, and music, a confluence of ideas that is provocative, inspiring, and deeply moving.”

River of Eden may be viewed online at where people can also enter a sweepstakes to win an eight-day trip to Fiji for two from O.A.R.S., including airfare from Los Angeles to Nadi International Airport courtesy of Fiji Airways.

The film will also appear on the big screen at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Alberta, Canada on Thursday, November 6. Presented by National Geographic, The North Face and Parks Canada, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.

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Joan Sebastian Brings His Farewell Tour “La Ultima Maroma” to the Orleans Arena November 30

October 22, 2014 on 2:01 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off

Ranchera music vocalists Grupo Laberinto to open the show


Award-winning songwriter, vocalist and producer Joan Sebastian will perform his latin pop, ranchera and grupera hits during his farewell tour, “La Ultima Maroma,” presented by Marquez Brothers Entertainment and El Mexicano. Popular Latin music group Grupo Laberinto will open the show.

Sebastian has been recognized as one of the most influential Mexican performers of all time. Throughout his career, Sebastian has won seven Latin Grammy Awards, four Grammy Awards and was honored with an induction into the Billboard Hall of Fame. His hits include “Secreto de Amor,” “Eso y mas,” “Golondrinas viajeras,” “El honor” and many more.


Friday, November 30 at 6 p.m.


Orleans Arena
4500 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103


Reserved seats range from $55-$125. To purchase tickets, please visit , call 702-284-7777, or visit any Boyd Gaming box office location.

What’s New in New Hampshire: Attraction, Lodging & Culinary News‏

October 22, 2014 on 11:01 am | In Adventure Travel, New England, Webbandstand | Comments Off

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Attitash Mountain Resort, Bartlett: Attitash has opened its new Zip Tour attraction featuring the Flying Bear and Attitash Aerial Zip Lines. The zip line from the summit of Bear Peak to the base of Attitash Mountain is the longest single span zip line in the Continental U.S. at just under 5,000 feet long and reaching heights of more than 400 feet.

Bear Rock Adventures, Colebrook: A new and exciting way to see the North Country: via ATV & UTV tours. Visitors can climb to the highest peaks and the most secluded spots or take a gentle ride to the Connecticut River to explore the Grand North’s Ride the Wilds trail system.

Seacoast Helicopters, Portsmouth: Seacoast Helicopters has expanded their services to include aerial tours and air charters. Enjoy breath-taking views of NH and the Seacoast area in one of their new, state-of-the-art custom helicopters. Their R66 Turbine can take you out to the Isles of Shoals and up to Nubble Lighthouse to experience views not possible from the water; there are a total of 5 lighthouses on this tour. P: 1-800-SC-HELOS,

Heritage Trail, Statewide: Announcing new “Experience New Hampshire Heritage” trail. This was created in a partnership effort to show the diverse museums, historic sites, and homes from Portsmouth to Plymouth that highlight New Hampshire Heritage. Winter ClearancePeterborough Walking Mobile App Tour, Peterborough: The town’s new walking mobile app tour is now available. This is a great opportunity to explore Peterborough and learn about the culture and history here. There is also information on area attractions, dining and lodging. Get the app at:

Public Arts Walk, Portsmouth: Art-Speak has created a new art walk featuring public art of Portsmouth. The walk features both historic and contemporary works of public art.


Bernerhof Inn B&B, Glen: The Bernerhof Inn announces its installation of a charging station for electric cars. This free amenity is available to guests and visitors alike, traveling to and through the Mount Washington Valley.

Hanover Inn, Hanover: Named the 2014 “Best Environmental Inn” by Yankee Magazine. The inn’s new farm-to-fork restaurant, PINE, offers special dinners and cook-with-the-chef events this fall.

The Inn by the Bandstand, Exeter: Recently under new management, the inn is currently undergoing an extensive renovation in order to better preserve and reflect the inn’s historical significance and elegance. This 9 bedroom inn is located in an historic 1809 Federal home on the seacoast, and caters to guests from all over the world.

The Lodge, Bretton Woods: Newly renovated and now open. The lodge offers balcony views overlooking the Presidential Mountain Range with easy access to a number of outdoor activities and ski resorts.


7th Settlement Brewery, Dover: 7th Settlement Brewery is a new community supported brew pub that offers handcrafted food and beer with fresh, local ingredients. They offer daily specials, trivia, live music and entertainment, and brewery tours.

Dancing Lion Chocolate, Manchester: Dancing Lion Chocolate will now be open on weekdays for breakfast. They will be offering an assortment of drinks, croissants, biscotti, marjorcas and assorted baking goods.

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Tickets Available For An Exclusive Evening Of Music In London

October 22, 2014 on 7:41 am | In London, United Kingdom, Webbandstand | Comments Off

VIA Rail Canada & Tourism New Brunswick are hosting an exclusive gig on Tuesday 18th November and we have five pairs of tickets available to give away.

The performance be at the 229 Club on Great Portland Street, London and will feature music from New Brunswick native David Myles and his band who are flying in from Canada just to play this one-off gig, and also Glaswegian band ‘The Fortunate Sons’ with their blend of blues, indie rock and swing.

If you would like to join us for the music and some nibbles and refreshments then please send an email to  and the first five responses to be received will each receive a pair of tickets.

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Boyz II Men Extends Residency at The Mirage Through 2015‏

October 21, 2014 on 3:47 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off

Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowGlobal Gaming Expo’s 2014 ‘Musical Artist of the Year’ Returns to Las Vegas Strip Through 2015

LAS VEGAS – Four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning R&B vocal group Boyz II Men announced today it has extended its residency at The Mirage Hotel & Casino through December 2015. The trio, featuring baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman, will continue to perform in the Terry Fator Theatre on select weekend dates.

The announcement coincides with the upcoming October 21 release of Boyz II Men’s new album Collide, marking Boyz II Men’s first studio album in three years. The group recently received the “Musical Artist of the Year” award at the 2014 Global Gaming Expo’s annual Casino Entertainment Awards ceremony.

“We’re so excited to call The Mirage and Las Vegas home for the third straight year. There is not a bad seat in the Terry Fator Theatre, which gives us the chance to get up close and personal with our fans at every show,” said Nathan Morris, founding member of Boyz II Men. “There’s no ‘end of the road’ in Vegas for us yet!”

Formed in 1990, Boyz II Men holds the distinction of being the all-time best-selling R&B group with more than 60 million albums sold worldwide. The group redefined popular R&B with its smooth harmonies and timeless themes delivered through a multi-octave sound and incredible vocal styling. Shows at The Mirage will be highlighted by the trio’s biggest hits including “Motownphilly” and “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” mixed with enduring Motown classics as well as selections from their new album Collide.

Tickets, starting at $39.99 (not including tax and service fees), are now on sale and can be purchased at any MGM Resorts International ticketing outlet, online at or, or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777. Visit for an official schedule of dates and show times.

About Boyz II Men

The four-time GRAMMY Award®-winning musical sensation is an iconic R&B group with such hits as “I’ll Make Love To You” and “End of the Road.” This month, Boyz II Men celebrate the release of their newest album, Collide, which will be available worldwide on October 21. In 2012, Boyz II Men was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Their rise to success is a dream come true made possible by hard work, a brotherly bond and an unimaginable talent and desire to continue improving their live performances, harmonious recordings and musical journey. For the latest news and information about Boyz II Men, visit

About SPI Entertainment

SPI Entertainment, Inc. is a leading Production Company & Talent Agency with six successful resident award-winning shows in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and numerous shows touring internationally. With a successful track record of building entertainment brands and partnering with world-class entertainers, SPI has become the preeminent Theatrical Producer & Talent Agency in Las Vegas and beyond. Current Productions include Smokey Robinson Presents: Human Nature – The Motown Show, Boyz II Men, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, RockTellz & CockTails presents Meat Loaf, Thunder From Down Under, Divas Las Vegas- Starring Frank Marino, and The Australian Bee Gees Show.

About The Mirage

Ideally located in the center of the famed Las Vegas Strip, The Mirage is the place to stay and play. The resort features contemporary AAA Four Diamond accommodations; dynamic nightlife venues including 1 OAK Nightclub and The Beatles REVOLUTION Lounge; tantalizing restaurants created by the world’s most renowned chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak, a luxurious spa and salon; the enticing Bare pool lounge; and 170,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. Unique entertainment options include The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil celebrating the musical legacy of The Beatles; the Aces of Comedy series featuring one of the most comprehensive and diverse comedic line-ups nationwide; Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment; four-time GRAMMY Award-winning R&B musical sensation Boyz II Men; and the lush animal sanctuary of Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. From the iconic Volcano and 20,000-gallon lobby aquarium to the lush tropical atrium and pool, guests experience an exotic world-class destination unlike any other. The Mirage is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit or call toll free at (800) 374-9000 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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October 21, 2014 on 3:40 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Webbandstand | Comments Off


Tickets for May 2015 Dates on Sale Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m.

Las Vegas (October 20, 2014) – House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino together with Carlos Santana announce May 2015 performance dates of An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live. Tickets for the May 2015 dates will go on sale Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. Tickets for the November 2014 and January 2015 dates are currently on sale. All shows begin at 8 p.m.

2014 performance dates:

November 5, 7 – 9, 12, 14 – 16 and 18

2015 performance dates:

January 21, 23 – 25 and 28 – 31
May 20, 22-24, 27 and 29 – 31

House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay has been home to Santana’s live concert since 2012. Fans have partied all night within a few feet of the musical icon with the La Zona Fiesta tickets. The popular VIP packages will again be available for purchase with customizable experiences that include limited edition photos and specialty dining/beverage packages featuring stage-side dining.

Tickets for An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live start at $99.50, plus applicable fees. Tickets are available by visiting House of,, or by calling 800-745-3000. For additional information, visit A CITI presale begins Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. The M life, House of Blues and Live Nation presale begins Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m.

A portion of all tickets sold will be donated to The Milagro Foundation. Milagro (“Miracle”) is a charitable foundation supporting underrepresented and vulnerable children and youth in the areas of arts, education and health. The Milagro Foundation was created in 1998 by Carlos Santana and his family to benefit children worldwide.

Another contribution will be made to The International House of Blues Foundation ( which is dedicated to supporting youth music and arts programs, creating performance and exhibition opportunities for young and emerging artists and providing educational programs and resources that draw upon the arts to teach youth about history, culture and social change.

About Carlos Santana:

For 40 years and as many albums later, Santana has sold more than 100 million records and reached more than 100 million fans at concerts worldwide. To date, Santana has won ten GRAMMY ® Awards and three Latin GRAMMY ® Awards. He won a record-tying nine GRAMMYs for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth,” as well as three Latin GRAMMY’s. He has also received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009) and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013). Among many other honors, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” On May 6, 2014 Santana released his first ever Latin Music album entitled Corazón on RCA/Sony Latin Iberia, featuring superstar collaborative performances with ChocQuibtown, Lila Downs, Gloria Estefan, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Juanes, Ziggy Marley, Miguel, Niña Pastori, Pitbull, Samuel Rosa of Skank, Cindy Blackman Santana, Romeo Santos, Wayne Shorter, Soledad and Diego Torres. The album is certified U.S. Latin Double Platinum and was the top selling Latin Music album in the United States for six consecutive weeks. With the release of Corazón, Santana surpassed the Rolling Stones and, along with Barbara Streisand, is one of only two music acts in Billboard history to score at least one Top Ten album for six consecutive decades from the 1960s on. Santana is currently headlining a multi-year residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. On November 4, 2014, Carlos Santana will release his memoir “The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light.”

About House Of Blues Entertainment:

With 38 owned/operated and affiliated clubs and theaters, The House of Blues Entertainment (a division of Live Nation) portfolio is wide-ranging including the legendary Fillmore brand and the intimate House of Blues clubs throughout the United States. House of Blues Entertainment is the country’s pre-eminent live music venue collection featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind custom designed environments aimed to bring fans and artists together in unparalleled musical environments.

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Enjoy music, sport and comedy in Austin this November – Texas

October 20, 2014 on 2:54 pm | In Festivals, Texas, Webbandstand | Comments Off

Visitors to Austin this November are in for a treat as the city prepares to host a variety of fun-filled events, including the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix and independent music festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest.

The United States Grand Prix will be held from 31 October – 2 November at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), which opened in 2012 as the USA’s first purpose-built Grand Prix facility. Fun Fun Fun Fest, which is renowned for being one of the most popular independent festivals in Austin, will welcome visitors to soak up its collection of comedy, food and action sports, as well as its musical line-up, from 7 – 9 November. Austin, which was named the USA’s fastest-growing city for the second year running in 2014, hosts a variety of events year-round including Austin Film Festival (23 – 30 October 2014) and South by Southwest (SXSW, 13 – 22 March 2015), plus a range of live music events in more than 250 venues across the city. /

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Worship the music at Voodoo Music & Art Experience in New Orleans – Louisiana

October 20, 2014 on 2:53 pm | In Festivals, The South, Webbandstand | Comments Off

New Orleans is renowned for its variety of year-round festivals and Halloween is no exception as big name bands take centre-stage for a three-day music and art event. Voodoo Music & Art Experience takes place in City Park from 31 October – 2 November and features unique performance areas combining live music with interactive and visual art. This year’s line-up features a host of top bands including Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys and Outkast, which will draw crowds in numbers that are only exceeded by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in the city. General admission tickets start from $73 (approximately £45) for a single day ticket and $175 (approximately £108) for three days; booking fees may apply.  /  /

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