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The Last Exorcism

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he said...Uli Tabares

The Last Exoricsm…A nice little late summer surprise. This movie had more than enough potential to lead up to it’s title. There’s just something creepy about movies shot in the first person documentary style and of course a documentary gone bad. The Last Exorcism takes the best elements from “The Exorcist” and “Blair Witch Project” blends them up and serves up an entertaining jump out of your underpants joy ride! If you could just chop the last five minutes of this film it would be an even creepier film. It’s filled with all your local bone twisting and back bending antics, that keeps us horror flick fans coming back for more!

she said..Cristi Spring

Uli is our “in-house horror” expert...I’ve become quite a chicken with my routines of sleeping on the side away from the door so I’ll be “a little” further if the killer comes it, or turning off the light and jumping into bed before “something” under the bed touches me and I certainly don’t leave my feet hanging out of the covers... these things in my twisted head keep the “bad people” away. I do have to apologize to Uli for stretching out the arm of his t-shirt with my “claws”. I think hard core horror movie buffs may be disappointed with this movie. This movie totally has a “Blair Witch Project” feel to it with the home movie/documentary camera point of view. So you are seeing it through the “eyes” of the camera...that’s what gives this movie a scary feeling...the feeling you are in the movie and see things out of the corner of your eye. The actually story is lame and the ending is a weird surprise that just cuts off with no explaination. If you love horror movies, see the matinee...don’t even bother with the DVD, you won’t get the same effect..

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Opened: August 27, 2010 Runtime: 1 hr. 28 min. Rated: PG-13 Genres: Supernatural Horror. Disturbing violent content, thematic material, terror and some sexual references. When he arrives on the rural Louisiana farm of Louis Sweetzer, the Reverend Cotton Marcus expects to perform just another routine “exorcism” on a disturbed religious fanatic. Sweetzer has contacted the charismatic preacher as a last resort, certain his teenage daughter Nell is possessed by a demon who must be exorcized. Buckling under the weight of his conscience after years of parting desperate believers with their money, Cotton and his crew plan to film a confessionary documentary of this, his last exorcism. But upon arriving at the already blood drenched family farm, it is soon clear that nothing could have prepared him for the true evil he encounters there. Now, too late to turn back, Reverend Marcus’ own beliefs are shaken to the core when he and his crew must find a way to save Nell – and themselves – before it is too late.

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Mon., Sep. 6

Sun., Sep. 19

Game Night 8:00 pm-2:00 am • The 806 Shane Rogers Live Acoustic 10:00 pm-12:00 am • Buffalo Wild Wings

Wed., Sep. 8

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Mon., Sep. 20

Game Night 8:00 pm-2:00 am • The 806 Shane Rogers Live Acoustic 10:00 pm-12:00 am • Buffalo Wild Wings

Tue., Sep. 21

BB King in Concert 7:30 pm • Amarillo Civic Center Achachay 8:00 pm • The Nat Ballroom

Wed., Sep. 22

DJ Liz Whitfield Dances BYOB. Public Welcome. $2.50 per person. 7:00 pm • 617 SW 7th Tejano, Top 40, Hip Hop, and R&B 8:00 pm-2:00 am • Old Busters Lounge Ladies Night 9:00 pm-2:00 am • Sorority House

Thu., Sep. 23

Ladies Night • Midnight Rodeo & Pirhana Room The Band Perry - Tri-State Fair 9:00 pm-9:00 pm • Tri State Fairgrounds

Fri., Sep. 24

The Colt Classics with Jorden McEwen • Landsharks Party on the Patio with Live Music 7:00 pm-10:00 pm • Buffalo Wild Wings

Sat., Sep. 11

Little Big Town • Amarillo National Center - Fair Grounds Hot Mainstream Music from Simara 8:00 pm-2:00 am • 212 DJ Manyoso Tejano, Country and Cumbia. 8:00 pm-2:00 am • Coco Locos Tejano Nightclub

Sun., Sep. 26

Tejano, Top 40, Hip Hop, and R&B 8:00 pm-2:00 am • Old Busters Lounge Cabaret Style Show Hot Mainstream Music from Simara. 806372-7997 9:00 pm-2:00 am • 212

Mon., Sep. 27

Game Night 8:00 pm-2:00 am • The 806 Shane Rogers Live Acoustic 10:00 pm-12:00 am • Buffalo Wild Wings

Mondays...

Karaoke with David Eric 8:00 pm-2:00 am • Whiskey River King Entertainment Karaoke 9:00 pm-2:00 am • Cattleman’s Club

Wednesdays...

King Entertainment Karaoke 9:00 pm-2:00 am • Cattleman’s Club Open Mic Night 9:00 pm-2:00 am • The 806

Thursdays...

Karaoke 8:00 pm-2:00 am • Bailey’s Shed B-Man Karaoke 8:00 pm-2:00 am • Bosco’s Karaoke 8:00 pm-2:00 am • Smokey Joes King Entertainment Karaoke 9:00 pm-2:00 am • Cattleman’s Club

Mon., Sep. 13

Game Night 8:00 pm-2:00 am • The 806 Shane Rogers Live Acoustic 10:00 pm-12:00 am • Buffalo Wild Wings

Fridays...

Wed., Sep. 15

Karaoke 8:00 pm-2:00 am • Bailey’s Shed Karaoke of Amarillo 8:00 pm-2:00 am • Cactus Bar Songbird Karaoke 9:00 pm-2:00 am • Pollly’s Pub King Entertainment Karaoke 9:00 pm-2:00 am • Cattleman’s Club B-Man Karaoke 9:00 pm-2:00 am • CP’s Sports Bar Karaoke with Ashlee 10:00 pm • NO Dogs Allowed Saloon

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Saturdays...

Thu., Sep. 16

Karaoke of Amarillo 8:00 pm-2:00 am • Cactus Bar Karaoke with KAJ Karaoke 9:00 pm-2:00 am • Friendz Cocktail Lounge and Grill King Entertainment Karaoke 9:00 pm-2:00 am • Cattleman’s Club B-Man Karaoke 9:00 pm-2:00 am • CP’s Sports Bar Karaoke with Ashlee 10:00 pm • NO Dogs Allowed Saloon

Ladies Night • Midnight Rodeo & Pirhana Room

Fri., Sep. 17

Ryze with SDG Christian Rap • Landsharks Party on the Patio with Live Music 7:00 pm-10:00 pm • Buffalo Wild Wings DJ Liz Whitfield Dances BYOB. Public Welcome. $2.50 per person. 7:00 pm • 617 SW 7th Kyle Park - Ryan Beaver 8:00 pm • Midnight Rodeo & Pirhana Room Hot Mainstream Music from Simara 8:00 pm-2:00 am • 212 DJ Manyoso Tejano, Country and Cumbia. 8:00 pm-2:00 am • Coco Locos Tejano Nightclub

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Karaoke 10:00 pm • Buffalo Wild Wings B-Man Karaoke 8:00 pm • Pizza Hut Wingstreet King Entertainment Karaoke 9:00 pm-2:00 am • Cattleman’s Club

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High Plains Dog Show • Amarillo Civic Center Adult Clay Class Teaching both slab and wheel methods. Ages 15 & up. Clay may be purchased first class. Price $140. 6:30 pm9:00 pm • Amarillo Art Insititue

Fri., Sep. 3

Panhandle Kennel Club of Texas Trade Show • Amarillo Civic Center First Friday Art Walk 5:00 pm-

9:00 pm • The Galleries at Sunset ‘Wall’ 806-444-2637 for Information and Reservations. 8:00 pm • Avenue 10

Sat., Sep. 4

The High Plains Dog Show • Amarillo Civic Center Get To Know Nook Learn how to shop, sample, and Lend E-books, access exclusive content and download Screen savers and more. 10:00 am • Barnes and Noble Sunset Hike Watch a beautiful sunset that can only be seen in the Texas panhandle. Meet at the overlook parking lot at 7:15pm. Reservations are required. Limited to 30. Deadline Sept 2nd. No Pets please. Call 806-488-2227 x 106. 7:15 pm • Palo Duro Canyon State Park ‘Wall’ 806-444-2637 for Information and Reservations. 8:00 pm • Avenue 10

Sun., Sep. 5

The High Plains Dog Show • Amarillo Civic Center

Tue., Sep. 7

Amarillo Symphony 8:00 pm-8:00 pm • Globe-News Center

Adult Clay Class Teaching both slab and wheel methods. Ages 15 & up. Clay may be purchased first class. Price $140. 6:30 pm-9:00 pm • Amarillo Art Insititue Belly Dancing 7:30 pm-10:00 pm • Furrbies

Sun., Sep. 19

Thu., Sep. 9

Mon., Sep. 20

Proventative Health Screening 8:45 am • 2nd Baptist Church Adult Clay Class Teaching both slab and wheel methods. Ages 15 & up. Clay may be purchased first class. Price $140. 6:30 pm-9:00 pm • Amarillo Art Insititue

Fri., Sep. 10

Central LiLeigh Rabin of Rube’s Cartoons Lecture 7:00 pm • Amarillo Civic Center ‘Wall’ 806-444-2637 for Information and Reservations. 8:00 pm • Avenue 10

Sat., Sep. 11

Golden Spread Daylily Society Sale Hosted by the Golden Spread Daylily Society. $3.00 each. Enter rear of administrative entrance. Doug Smith, 806-665-3410. 9:00 am-2:00 pm • Amarillo Botanical Gardens Gardening for Butterflies and Hummingbirds A tour of the Butterfly Garden will be part of the workshop. Members $5, non-members $10. 806-352-6513. 10:00 am-12:00 pm • Amarillo Botanical Gardens Get To Know Nook Learn how to shop, sample, and Lend E-books, access exclusive content and download Screen savers and more. 10:00 am • Barnes and Noble Amarillo Humane Society Rabies Clinic 6:00 pm • Amarillo Civic Center Stand up For America Rally 7:00 pm • Amarillo Civic Center ‘Wall’ 806-444-2637 for Information and Reservations. 8:00 pm • Avenue 10

Tue., Sep. 14

Tri State Fair Amarillo Globe News Reader Appreciation Day. Clip your newspaper coupon and pay just $25 for admission and ride wristband. • Tri State Fairgrounds Tri State Fair - Senior Day Seniors (55+) get free gate admission all day. Students K-12 present their school coupon & pay just $15 for a ride wristband and gate admission (Coupons available at www.tristatefair. com) 4pm-Midnight...Carnival Midway Open. • Tri State Fairground

Tue., Sep. 21

Tri State Fair - Ride Em Cowboy Night Children’s Day. A child can ride Kiddie Land Rides from Noon-4pm for $10. Happy State Bank “Ride’em Cowboy Night”, just $10 per person for gate admission & ride wristband (Starting at 4pm. No tickets or passes valid on this night.) 4pm-Midnight...Carnival Midway Open. • Tri State Fairgrounds

Tue., Sep. 21

Adult Clay Class Teaching both slab and wheel methods. Ages 15 & up. Clay may be purchased first class. Price $140. 6:30 pm-9:00 pm • Amarillo Art Insititue

Wed., Sep. 22

Tri State Fair - Fair and Rodeo Student Wristband Coupon NightStudents K-12 present their school coupon & pay just $15 for a ride wristband and gate admission. (Coupons available at www.tristatefair.com) 4pm-Midnight...Carnival Midway Open. • Tri State Fairgrounds

Thu., Sep. 23

Tri State Fair - College Night Students present their college ID for free gate admission all day. State Farm Family Fun Night. Family discount coupons available at participating State Farm offices. $80 savings. 7:30pm...PRCA Rodeo (free with general gate admission) • Tri State Fairgrounds

Adult Clay Class Teaching both slab and wheel methods. Ages 15 & up. Clay may be purchased first class. Price $140. 6:30 pm-9:00 pm • Amarillo Art Insititue

Thu., Sep. 16

Tri State Fair - Opening NightGate Admission is 1/2 price all night. High Plains Food items and pay just $20 for a ride wristband plus gate admission. • Tri State Fairgrounds Southwest Garden Club Meeting Open to: Members and prospective new members. Program: Winterizing the Garden. Dusty McGuire 355-8757. 9:30 am • Panhandle Greenhouses Amarillo Symphony 8:00 pm • Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts

Tri State Fair - Ashley Furniture , Eveline Rivers Coat Night Bring a new or gently used coat and pay just $20 for a ride wristband plus gate admission. 7:30pm...PRCA Rodeo (free with general gate admission). • Tri State Fairgrounds Just Between Friends Trade Show 10:00 am-7:00 pm • Amarillo Civic Center

Sat., Sep. 25

Just Between Friends Trade Show 10:00 am-3:00 pm • Amarillo Civic Center Tri State Fair - Tough Enough to Wear Pink Rodeo Noon-Midnight...Carnival Midway Open. 7:30pm PRCA Rodeo $5 Admission. • Tri State Fairgrounds Bird Walks and Talks Bring binoculars and meet at the Palo Duro Trading post parking lot. Your birding adventure begins at the Wildlife Viewing Blind. No Pets Please. 806-488-2227 ext 106. 8:30 am-10:00 am • Palo Duro Canyon State Park Composting and Vermiculture - Composting with worms! Members $5, non-members $10. 806-352-6513. 10:00 am12:00 pm • Amarillo Botanical Gardens Get To Know Nook Learn how to shop, sample, and Lend Ebooks, access exclusive content and download Screen savers and more. 10:00 am • Barnes and Noble

Sun., Sep. 26

Just Between Friends Trade Show 10:00 am-3:00 pm • Amarillo Civic Center Slamarillo Poetry Slam • Amarillo Repertory Theatre Cowboys vs Texans 12:00 pm • Buffalo Wild Wings Adult Clay Class Teaching both slab and wheel methods. Ages 15 & up. Clay may be purchased first class. Price $140. 6:30 pm-9:00 pm • Amarillo Art Insititue

Affililiated Food Show 9:00 am-4:00 pm • Amarillo Civic Center

Fri., Sep. 17

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Tue., Sep. 28

Wed., Sep. 15

Adult Clay Class Teaching both slab and wheel methods. Ages 15 & up. Clay may be purchased first class. Price $140. 6:30 pm-9:00 pm • Amarillo Art Insititue

Adult Clay Class Teaching both slab and wheel methods. Ages 15 & up. Clay may be purchased first class. Price $140. 6:30 pm-9:00 pm • Amarillo Art Insititue Full Moon Hike Meet at the large parking lot on Alternate Road 5. Reservations required limited to 40. Deadline Sept 21. 806488-2227 x 106. 7:00 pm-8:00 pm • Palo Duro Canyon

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Thu., Sep. 30

Adult Clay Class Teaching both slab and wheel methods. Ages 15 & up. Clay may be purchased first class. Price $140. 6:30 pm-9:00 pm • Amarillo Art Insititue

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Sat., Sep. 18

Tri State Fair- Early Bird Ride Special 10:00am Parade: Downtown Amarillo - Polk Street. $15 -1/2 day ride wristband good ONLY from 1pm-5pm. (1/2 day ride wristband- Sold from 1pm-4pm; Valid from 1pm-5pm) PLUS GATE ADMISSION. Full Day Ride Wristband - $25 (Sold from 1pm-11pm; Valid from 1pm to close) PLUS GATE ADMISSION. • Tri State Fairgrounds

Sat., Sep. 18

Amarillo Health Seminar 9:00 am-6:00 pm • Amarillo Civic Center Downtown Amarillo Tri-Sate Fair Parade 10:00 am • Downtown Amarillo Get To Know Nook Learn how to shop, sample, and Lend E-books, access exclusive content and download Screen savers and more. 10:00 am • Barnes and Noble

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Bringing an Energetic aura, outspoken lyrics and mind blowing performance’s Colossus of Rhodes from Lubbock, Texas are out righteously spreading their music and talent and engaging new fans across the states. Band ingredients consist of a little humor from Brandon-Guitar/Vocals, a hint of heartthrob and mystery from Nevel-Vocals, a taste of coolness and fashion from JJ-Guitar/Vocals, a dose of organization and nerdyness from Dub-Bass/vocals and to spice it up you add the tough guy, Jeremy-Drums. Colossus of Rhodes is currently hitting their one year anniversary. To look back at their accomplishments is astonishing. They have played with bands such as: Winds of Plague, Periphery, Asking Alexandria, and Motionless in White. CoR, has release two EP’s, “We put out “And the Ruins Fell” in 2008, and just recently released “Stay Oblivious” back in July. Both EP’s were recorded by the magical Bryan Cooke at Digital Base, I would like to say we consider him a friend and he is just fantastic at what he does” says Brandon. Despite all their accomplishments CoR has had to endure some unfortunate events as well, “Last year we had our shed broken into and pretty much all of our gear was stolen. It was a pretty huge challenge because it made us step back and say, “Well if we ever want to give this up, now is probably a good time”. After much debate, we filed insurance claims and came back with a vengeance, I hope to one day meet up with the thief, with a crowbar” said Brandon. Though, CoR enjoys playing every song on their set they do have favorites: “Probability of a Promise”, “Love is Fading Out”, I love the melody and chord progressions of this song, favorite song I ever wrote” (Brandon). When asked what the most embarrassing thing any of them had ever done at a show Brandon, replied with “Easy, so we are playing with In Fear and Faith, The Bled, and Of Mice and Men, A few days earlier I learned how to throw my guitar around my back and catch it on the other end which looks REALLY freaking cool. So we come up to a heavy part I grab the neck of my guitar, sling it, and BAM! The guitar strap breaks mid swing. My guitar flies through the air NARROWLY missing In Fear and Faiths gear. There was about 3 seconds of panic then I ran and grabbed the microphone and sang all hardcore like with Nevel. But I was really embarrassed and looked like an idiot I think I played it off well though.” When asked who are some of the bands favorite bands to share the stage with the band replied with, “ I can definitely say that SixGun Serenade is one of my favorite bands to play with they play really tight and are pretty much the only band around that plays similar to us with their music style (Brandon). Favorite event to play: “We played a show in St. Joseph, MO that was pretty cool. There was a lot of people there that liked us. I’m not very good at interviews where should I put my hands (JJ). “Playing with Sevendust, because they were favorites of mine growing up but in general I just love being on stage, doesn’t really matter where or how many people are there (Dub). “We really would just like to play shows and see people singing along we would like to do it as long and hard as possible that’s right long and hard (Brandon). All in all these five guys are prowling to capture fans, so watch out you never know when Colossus of Rhodes will be in your town. If you are checking out one of their shows be ready to rock, this cohesive entity gathers to steal souls. For booking contact Michele Ponciano-Doggett @ 806.577.2993. www.myspace.com/colossusofrhodesmusic. Upcoming shows: 8.21.10-Jakes/ Lubbock, TX, 8.27.10-Music Vault/Killeen, TX, 9.5.10-Six Flags/Arlington, TX, 9.18.10-Renos/Dallas

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Local alternative band On Again, is immensely talented and eclectic. On Again, consist of James Owens, Guitar/ Vocals, Alissa Von Theumer, piano/Vocals/atmospheric effects, Carlos Osorio, bass and Patrick Parsons drums/ percussion. Pleasing all genres with their diverse sound makes this band worth seeing. “The name “On Again” was originally conceived by our pianist/ vocalist Alissa Von Theumer. It’s basically a joke between her and myself. The punch line being we’ve known each other for 15 plus years and we’ve tried playing music together on and off throughout those years. So the name represents our on again/off again musical relationship. Currently we are ‘On Again’” said Owens. On Again, is currently performing more covers than originals. “The long term is to move away from that but right now we’re a blast playing what s - having t s r ’ o we do. ” –O.A. Although p o S rill they have not officially a b a r ! recorded anything, there Am are demo’s floating around. For now they are doing classics like Billie Jean by Michael Jackson, Love Song by the Cure; Here We Go Again by Ray Charles as well as some current top 40 hits and some obscure indie covers. “Our shows are rollercoaster rides of musical styles.” – Owens.

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Just great people” said O.A. So far O.A. says their favorite places to perform, are any shows outdoors. “It’s just so much more organic.” O.A. can produce an easy going melodic vibe as well as a more upbeat energetic vibe depending on what the song is. The band’s favorite original song is “Tally ho”. “It is my favorite song to perform mostly because I’m just proud of how we play it. It’s hauntingly beautiful and best of all it’s ours,” said Owens.

When asked what had inspired the band to play/write/sing Owens responded with, “Besides love for music I personally have always been a right-brained person. Art and music were always on my to-do list and they still are. If I had to narrow When asked how the it down for music I’d have to say seeing band was created Owens my father play guitar for the first time said, “The band came into inspired me. He was by no means a great being when Alissa and I guitar player but at that time to a child’s just became fed up with eye he was doing some pretty mindnot allowing ourselves to boggling stuff. I had to emulate.” The have a true creative outlet. band says that their biggest challenge We wanted something we has been getting those first few gigs. could call our own, it was “Asking for a gig is like speed dating, just time, enough talking, but instead of a date you’re asking for a time to start doing. Patrick job. It probably shouldn’t have been as (drummer) and Carlos hard as it was but the band placed me in (bassist) are friend of ours charge of booking. I’m an introvert with that we had originally met extrovert tendencies, not a pretty sight. at church. We all hit it off Overcoming preconceived notions that and when music started I have to be the very best before I can share my music with anyone. It’s just calling and weMON. needed a 4PM - FRI. - 7PM drummer and a bassist we not true. Shoot for good, then for better, looked no further.” Over then for best. All the while sharing what the past two years O.A. has you’ve got at the time.” said Owens. played at places such as: the old Burberry’s, Napoli’s, On Again will be playing at Butler’s Joe Taco, GoldenLight, and on September 25th. “On Again is not Butler’s. “They are great your typical bar band. Give us a chance places and really support and we’ll prove it” said Owen. For the Amarillo music scene. booking or more information email: Can’t begin to say enough. nowhearthisu@yahoo.com

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