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KEEPING UP WITH YEZUS
Oh, the great one, Mr. Kim Kardashian aka Kanye West is one of this year’s big names taking part in this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Chattanooga’s Riverbend Festival wraps up this weekend. Joan Jett and Festival taking place now until Sunday. See the likes of Elton John, Cake, the Blackhearts (pictured) take the Coca Cola Stage on Friday night while Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and more up in Manchester, TN. for the closing ceremonies on Saturday Young the Giant closes out the festival. ENIGMA
The Joys of Summer As the days get longer and warmer and one wanders about outside more often it is reminiscent why baseball is great. While football has pretty much taken the top spot these days as America’s pastime, there is nothing like a game of catch, the sound of the crack of a bat and the wonderment of what made baseball still so popular to this day. Baseball pretty much signals not only warm weather, it signals vacation and for kids of all ages no school for a little while. While football is my favorite sport and has been since I learned to walk, there’s nothing quite like playing the game. Lazy afternoons, humid evenings and the stereotypical mom’s apple pie – that’s why I loved to play baseball and watch it to a somewhat lesser degree. Football’s great, but the beginning of the season signals a new school year, cooler temperatures and a much more divided fan base. I love football season, but I hate the end of summer it signifies. And now with modern technology and it’s a 12-month season and I can’t get
away from it. Baseball signified spring and summer, football the fall and basketball the winter. Sometimes I would throw in hockey or wrestling or some other sport – that was the way I defined my seasons – not in the traditional way like everyone else.
strikes out a batter has one that swings and misses three times. No action unless the ball is in play. In football and basketball the ball is in play on every play – it is the center of everyone’s attention. Hits, runs and errors make the game of baseball exciting to the casual fan – and often uneasy for the hardcore fan depending on which side they’re on. Granted, no-hitters are all historical and everyone will get lost in the moment when one is going on. And when the no-hit bid is broken fans from both sides will warmly applaud the pitcher for his (or her) effort.
As much as I loved playing baseball, it has become brutal to watch at times. Unlike football when all 11 players on each side are crucial to the outcome of every particular play, baseball is basically a game of catch with someone with a large stick trying to interfere. That’s when the other seven players on the field become involved. Unless someone gets on base the odds are Baseball is also the original fantasy usually nine against one. At best sport. There are so many stats, the odds are nine against four. categories and hallowed records. Before the “steroid” era Roger Watching baseball requires stami- Maris’ home run record of 61 was na and discipline. A celebrated no- marked in record books with an hitter means no one got on base, asterisk. Why? Because his era thus a long boring affair to the played 162 games and Babe Ruth – casual fan – which most sports are the original home run king’s era to be honest. Football, basketball, played in 154 games a year. It’s the hockey all have something going on only sport if you only get a hit at all times. In baseball the less three out of ten times you’re conaction the better. A pitcher that
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sidered an all-star. That being said there is no visible time clock at a baseball game. Most are played for nine innings and you play until there is an actual winner and loser with not ties – unless you played in the MLB AllStar Game a few years back, but that’s another story for another time. Games can go as quickly as 90 minutes to over four hours depending on Mother Nature, lack of offense or defense and media timeouts. You can usually figure the actual amount of action in a baseball game to clock in well under 20 minutes of a three-hour game. That being said, one does not have to pay attention the whole time. Whether the majors or a minor league (farm) team the experience of attending a game can be a lot of fun. The movie “Bull Durham” gives a relatively accurate portrayal of minor league baseball. There are a lot of dreams both realized and shattered on the baseball diamond with more than a fair share
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of quirky personalities. Personally I have covered minor league baseball since the 2000 season. And while hundreds of names haves have come and gone over the years in front of me, as well as a lot of “bad” baseball, I’ve seen more than my fair share of now major leaguers. I’ve gotten to hangout with everyone from a 19-yaer-old Prince Fielder to then 19-year-old Cincinnati Reds hurler Homer Bailey, seen everyone from the Upton brothers, Evan Longoria, Freddie Freeman, Joey Votto – you name it, if they came through the Southern League I’ve had a chance to see them in person.
because of traffic. Over the years I have gotten this down to a science. What my city does offer is rugby, soccer, FCS college sports and a AA affiliate to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Before the Dodgers came to town the Reds called my town home for 20 years. Going to a minor league game is unlike any other beast. Bargains are still to be had with tickets as low as $4 to all sorts of promotions with giveaways as wide as varied as
And in this era many of the sons of major leaguers I grew up watching –I’ve seen their sons and talked with a few of them. I’ve met men like Tony Pena, Jr., Tony Guinn, Jr., the aforementioned Prince Fielder, whose dad is Cecil, Aaron Herr (dad Tommy). If you look at a roster during any given season there will be names you recognize for their famous dad – some succeed like Fielder while others don’t (Pete Rose, Jr.). So there is something quirky like that to entertain yourself.
umbrellas to used cars. And the food, while it isn’t the greatest doesn’t cost an arm and a leg like it does at Braves and Falcons games. And attending a minor league Living in a medium-sized media game… market has its drawbacks as well as its perks. Where I live we will Attending a minor league baseball never have a pro football team, a game is like attending one of the major league baseball franchise or largest cocktail parties you’ll ever an NBA team. We are close enough attend. Because of the slow nature to a major market (Atlanta) where of the game there are groups of in a drive of less than two hours I people sitting together and socialcan see NFL, MLB and NBA games. izing. If a little action breaks out Being where I am I can often get to of the field, so be it. Since 2000 I the venue that residents of the city have made more friends than I ever
did in college and during my fraternity days. After a while it’s like Cheers – everyone knows your name. I met two of my dearest friends while covering the Chattanooga Lookouts. One is a now retired veterinarian whom I swear everyone at some point took their pet to – including me. “Doc” as we affectionately call him moved to town about 30 years ago and is a big baseball fan. He’s been a season ticket holder since he arrived in Chattanooga. His part-
ner in crime is a gentleman by the name of Corky, a retired bondsman with more stories about the workings of local government than anyone I know. Every night game they hold court along the third base concourse. Everyone knows them – or they want to, at least. I’ve learned more and laughed harder than ever by having the opportunity to hang out with these two. And like I said, everyone has taken their pet to see ole Doc. Hanging out with Doc is a chance to do real networking. He’s introduced me to a number of bigwigs – heads of surgery at local hospitals to owners of big business – you name it they know Doc and he’ll go out of his way to introduce you so you can make a business or even a social contact. Until he retired from his practice a couple of years ago e very game I witnessed someone shaking his hand and thanking him for being a great vet. It didn’t matter how old, rich, poor of color they were they were and still are glad to see Doc although he no longer has to answer any pet care
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questions. Over the years I’ve seen more business deals done over a Lookouts game over a microbrew beer and some peanuts than what I’ve seen at Fortune 500 companies – and I’ve seen a few. That’s one of the great things about minor league baseball. This season has been a little rough for some local baseball fans. As the All-Star game approaches next week the Lookouts are in last place, which is not conducive for business. But after all, it is the minor leagues. A number of years ago I was befriended by a scout for the Atlanta Braves. I had given him a tip of a restaurant to eat when he got in to town and he loved it. He always made a point to stop by and say hello to me when he came into the press box. One particular evening we were in an extended rain delay and we started talking shop. I noted that the AA affiliate for the Braves was not having a good season when he told me this revelation. The Braves did not look at win-loss records in their minor league team. The team’s job is to coach and teach these guys how to play their position, how to handle a bat and so on, so when (and if) they make it to the major leagues they’ll be ready to play. Winning is much more important at the major league level. And that’s something the Braves know more about than most teams as they haven’t had a losing record since 1990, a stretch that included on World Series title and 14 straight post season appearances. There’s something to be said about this strategy. The major leagues are a professionally run machine that keeps a certain amount of decorum. Things are a little looser in the minors – and that is part of the charm of it. Even the managers have entertaining names like Razor and Jayhawk for example. And a manager with personality is worth his weight in gold and I wish front office executives would pay
heed. Let’s look at one Phillip Wellman for example. Even the most casual of baseball fans know of Wellman – or at least his blowup that was a YouTube sensation in 2007. The incident happened at AT&T Field in Chattanooga when the Braves faced the Lookouts. Protesting the ejection of his pitcher Wellman went on a long tirade that started with him covering home plate with dirt and then drawing a larger home plate since he thought the umpires were liberal with their strike zone. He then started uprooting bases then crawled on his belly like a soldier in combat. Grabbing a rosin bag he pretended to “pull the pin” and hurl the bag at home plate as if it were a grenade. He then stormed into the outfield and “ejected” the umpires. As he got to the wall here the exit door was he blew a kiss to the crowd and bowed. Wellman received a standing ovation. The league gave him a three-day suspension. Talking heads on ESPN talked about that being the end of his career, but it wasn’t. This season he is the AA manager for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s affiliate. Wellman had a long tenure with the Braves dating back to the early ‘90s and a brief tenure as manager of the Chattanooga Lookouts, then affiliated with Cincinnati.
Wellman may have taken his prompt from Razor Shines. Shines is currently the manager of the Chattanooga Lookouts, Wellman’s old team. Shines managed in the Southern League ten years ago for three seasons with the Birmingham
Barons, the AA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. A number of the players Shines coached in Birmingham were part of the ’05 White Sox team that won the pennant. Shines is another example of why I like attending minor league baseball games. The team may be bad some years but a personality
like Shines only comes around so often. Shines has this intense look on his face while he’s managing. He reminds me of Louis Gossett, Jr. in “An Officer and A Gentleman”. On a handful of occasions I’ve seen him come out of the bullpen to dis-
pute a call. It was nothing like Wellman’s blowup, but it was picture worthy. We used to cheer him to come out of the dugout to raise hell. When he did cameras started clicking. Razor Shines is without a doubt one of the greatest things about baseball. Animated at times, stern at others, you know he knows his business and is looking for the best for his team. I wish all coaches were like that. He smiles more these days than I remember from the past but that fire is still there.
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I hope the Dodgers realize what a gem they have with Shines in their organization. Both Shines and Wellman are what make baseball great. You rarely see emotion the way these guys have it. I wonder if they are dismissed for being so animated and gregarious. Baseball being the grand ole game with tons of tradition doesn’t realize what they’re missing out on by these two larger than life personalities not being offered a chance at managing a big league club. Too emotional? Maybe so that’s a good thing, though. Remember Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame Manager Bobby Cox? He holds the record for most ejections as a manager. What does that mean? Unprofessional? Not at all. It is a motivating factor for his team. By his ejections Cox was fighting for his team and his guys – not after ego gratification. And the team often responded, lest we forget 14 consecutive division championships and one World Series title. Baseball will I hope realize this and look at guys like Phillip Wellman and Razor Shines to lead their men into battle in the coming years to come at the big show. And those of us watching these guys in our hometowns, enjoy them and their enthusiasm for the game. I wish everyone was enthused about what they do like these guys. After all these are many of the joys of summer.
- Dave Weinthal
“Groundhog Independence Day” That pretty much describes the new sci-fi/action flick, “Edge of Tomorrow.” Tom Cruise stars as Major William Cage, a military spokesman and former advertising executive who is putting the “spin” out before the most important military mission in our planet’s history. Or at least that’s hisjob when the movie begins. When General Brigham (Brendan Gleeson) orders Cage to head to Normandy to report on the joint military force’s lastditch counterattack against alien invaders, the P.R. guy refuses to go into harm’s way. Brigham reminds Cage that you just can’t refuse orders from your commanding officer by busting him down to private and putting him in one of the first platoons to hit
the beach… …Untrained, unprepared and scared witless, Cage doesn’t last long once the invasion kicks off. His ineptitude and cowardice is a dramatic
change from Cruise’s typical action hero persona… and fun to watch. Cage wakes up from his “death” on the beach right back at the moment when he joins the infantry
platoon. Thus begins a series of deaths and reboots that makes Bill Murray’s “Groundhog Day” experiences seem merely mundane. (I kept waiting for “I’ve Got You, Babe” to kick in… but it never
In fact, “Edge” seems to borrow a good bit from other scifi blockbusters… without becoming overwhelmingly derivative. Cruise has always been pretty good in the scifi/action genre (“War of the Worlds,” “Minority Report,” “Oblivion,” etc.) but I was surprised at how well Ms. Blunt pulled off her role as the literal poster girl warrior. Bill Paxson gives a rather onedimensional performance as Cage’s platoon sergeant. “Game of Thrones” fans will recognize Noah Taylor (who played Locke, the hand-chopping villain in GoT) as Dr. did.) Cage encounters war Carter, who works with Cage hero Rita Vrataski (Emily and Vrataski to determine the Blunt) and the two join forces aliens’ weak spots… to take on the whirling, buzzsaw-like aliens… again… and …I don’t want to delve too again… and… again. The film deep into “spoiler” territory, never reveals how many so I’ll just say that “Edge of times Cages dies and reboots, Tomorrow” has enough geekbut you get the feeling that ery to intrigue science-fiction it’s a significant number... purists and enough good battle scenes to please action …”Edge of Tomorrow” is buffs. Doug Liman’s direction adapted from “All You Need is deftly navigates the seams Kill” by Hiroshi Sazurazaka. between the varying versions It’s full of interesting plot of reality that unfold. You can twists and special effects, but drive yourself a bit crazy with the crux of the story is the the logical flaws in the endmetamorphosis of Cage from ing, but why would you want wimpy desk jockey to bad-ass to? “Edge” is not quite a sci-fi warrior… all thanks to the classic, but it is an abovementorship of Vrataski. The average summer flick. repetitive resets are reminis- Launching it on the 70th cent of a video game, but the anniversary of the World War stakes in this game are apoc- II D-Day invasion was a nice alyptic. The soldiers’ touch… weapons-laden exoskeletons reminded me a bit of “Aliens.” - Mark Bedford
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they find me unnecessary and excluded me from even the most mundane activity. For example: they mentioned at a large gathering the interest to get ice cream. I asked if I could go with them and I was told “Oh, this is something we do,” as though I was no longer a member of the popular clique. Should I continue to be friends, or should I no longer seek their advice and company? GB
Dear Rocco, Why is it that at special events like Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day and Riverbend we spend stupid amounts of money on stuff we wouldn’t dare buy any other time, like $10 for a box of candy at Christmas for my boss or $8 for a beer at Riverbend? Any other time of year my wife doesn’t want to drink a beer unless it’s dollar beer night somewhere. This past week I spent a fortune on beer for the two of us. WT
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Dear Rocco, Last year, I watched two people who I thought cared for me latch onto each other with forces akin to an Asimov novel. They did this for mutual support as they each underwent a great deal of stress preparing for important events in their lives. I was involved in both events in some minor way, but in the process, I felt completely removed from either social circle. It also didn’t help that work has kept me isolated with long and late hours. Now, their activities have centered around each other, and I no longer feel as though I know them. I have my own, very stressful event fast approaching at the end of the summer, and I am in a bind. I feel that ENIGMA
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had a really nice face, and was also fun to talk to. So my question is this: just how fickle and unkind am I being? Is it in bad taste/horribly immoral to flirt with two guys at once, especially when they’re friends with each other? For that matter, is it ok to flirt with strange men when I’m unsure of my intentions towards them? Am I unfairly leading them on? TH
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LUFKIN, Texas (UPI) - Texas police are still investigating to see if they can hook anyone with charges after an alleged fish-slapping incident over the weekend. During the incident in Lufkin, a woman supposedly slapped her sister-in-law in the face face with a dead catfish. Officers from the Lufkin Police Department responded after receiving a call about a domes-
tic disturbance early Sunday morning. “The argument allegedly started because a female put a catfish in her sister-in-law’s face,” Sgt. Mike Shurley said, according to KTRE. “An argument then ensued between the woman and her brother, which turned physical. According to the brother, his sister slapped his wife in the face with the fish, and he told her to leave, and eventually she did.” All three
people who were involved gave statements to police. According to Shurley, the woman told police that her brother had been beating his wife, a claim that he denied. The man at the scene was arrested on an outstanding warrant, KETK reported. No other arrests were made and no charges have been filed involving the catfish at this time. “Due to lack of independent witnesses and con-
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flicting stories, the case has been forwarded to the Criminal Investigation Department for further investigation,” Shurley said. PHOENIX (UPI) - Legal gymnastics are being used to try and prevent an Arizona woman from performing cartwheels at public meetings in Phoenix. Dianne “DD” Barker received a
cease-and-desist letter from an attorney for the Maricopa Association of Governments telling her to immediately stop performing cartwheels at MAG meetings. “You have from time to time suggested that MAG cannot prevent you from performing cartwheels during your comments,” according to the letter. “That position is incorrect.” The 65-year-old sent back an email in protest, saying that not being able to perform cartwheels would limit her ability to “freely speak/express in such positive conviction, my continuing commitment, and unwavering support for MAG’s transportation/air quality duty and directives,” The Republic reported. Barker first discovered she was good at cartwheels while she was a cheerleader at Ohio State University. “I think that the cartwheel is something I found out that I could do that is enjoyable, and it definitely expresses my passion,” Barker told Fox 10. She plans to follow the letter of the law at meetings, but that’s about it. “The cartwheel isn’t the end of it, I’m walking down the wall backwards and getting myself in shape for doing the back
over,” Barker said. TENERIFE - Frantic zoo keepers rushed to call an ambulance after a vet shot a tranquillizer dart at a man dressed as a gorilla. Police on the Spanish island of Tenerife received a call from a panicked member of the public, who said that a gorilla had escaped from its pen in Loro Park zoo, and was seen running around the theme park. A vet was called, and on spotting the creature fired a tranquillizer dart at its leg with enough sedative to fell a 200 kilo beast. But to his horror, the vet - who had only been in the job for two months - realized that the creature was in fact an employee of the zoo, dressed in a gorilla suit, who was staging a mock escape to practice their emergency routines. The 35-year-old man was taken to the island’s University Hospital after the shooting. He was said to be in a serious condition, having suffered an allergic reaction to the tranquillizer, but was expected to make a full recovery.
assistant public defender to “go out back and I’ll just beat your ass.” Public Defender Blaise Trettis said Judge John Murphy grabbed Assistant Public Defender Andrew Weinstock and punched him in the head. You can find the video online. In the video, Murphy and Weinstock exchange words about a case after Weinstock refuses to waive one clients’ right to a speedy trial. After heated words the judge says, “I said sit down. If you want to fight lets go out back and I’ll just beat your ass.” “The lawyer said as soon as he got in the hallway the judge grabbed him by the collar and began punching him in the head,” Trettis said. Trettis said Weinstock tried to stop the blows, and courtroom bailiffs came into the hallway and pulled the two apart.
20,000 FEET ABOVE NASHVILLE - Lashonda Lee Williams made everyone on Flight 4205 feel really comfortable and relaxed when she told a fellow passenger, “I Kill White People Like You.” The 43-year-old Williams BREVARD, Fla. - Tensions was asked by another female erupted in a Florida courtroom passenger to “turn off her cell when a judge challenged an phone due to the aircraft being
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in flight,” according to a court affidavit. In reply, Williams made the alleged statement. Investigators noted that Williams told the other passenger, K. Colleen Coult, that she would follow her upon reaching Houston “and find out where she lived.” The flight returned to Nashville’s airport, where Lashonda Lee Williams was arrested for assault. MASSACHUSETTS - After going for a walk, a German shepherd puppy owned by a Massachusetts man decided to go for a drive - straight into a pond. John Costello said his 12-week-old puppy, Rosie, was so excited after going for a walk that she jumped in his running car, hit the gear stick and shifted into drive, before falling onto the gas pedal and sending the car careening into the water. A couple of passers-by saw the commotion and helped Costello rescue Rosie. Nobody was injured, but Costello says the Dodge Neon is a total loss. The 911 call surprised even police. Officer Robert Quirk says he’s never heard of a dog driving into a pond.
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WEE D W DN NEESSD DAAYY JJ uunnee 1188 This week’s calendar covers events from Thursday, June 12, through Wednesday, June 19. We would be happy to publish your free listing in future Billboards, space permitting. Simply mail us the information so that we have it 7 days before the publication date. A photograph may be sent with the announcement. Send information to: Calendar Editor, Enigma, P.O. Box 825, Chattanooga, TN 37401 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All dates subject to change without notice.
TT H HU URRSSD DA AYY JJ uunnee 1122 BBU UD D’’ SS (Chattanooga) DJ Hammer TTRREE M MO ON NTT TT A AVVEE RRN N (Chattanooga) Songwriters Showcase CCA AM M PP H HO OU USSEE (Chattanooga) Open Mic ARRII’’SS H A HA ARRBBO ORR LLIIG GH H TT SS (Chattanooga) Keyz Brown CCA AM M PP H HO OU USSEE (Chattanooga) Open Mic RRIIVVEERRBBEEN ND D FFEE SSTT IIVVA ALL (Chattanooga) Justin Moore, Zach Deputy, Gurufish, , Love Canon VVII N NYY LL (Atlanta) Rich Robinson EED DD DIIEE’’ SS A ATT TT IICC (Atlanta) Larkin Poe VVA ARRII EETT YY PPLL A AYYH HO OU U SSEE (Atlanta) Jake Bugg BBO ON NN NA ARRO OO O (Manchester, TN) Pusha T, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, Polica, Break Science, Cherub, Ty Seaagull, ZZ Ward, Cass McCombs, Field of Feathers WO W ORRK KPPLLA AYY TT H H EEA ATT RREE (Birmingham) Lee Roy Parnell
FFRRIID DA AYY JJuu nnee 1133 TTH H EE CCO OM MEED D YY CCA ATT CC H H (Chattanooga) Moody Malovi, Trae Crowder, Jim Seward, Ben Thompson, Darrel Davidson, Corey Ryan Forrester RRA AW W (Chattanooga) DJ Reggie Reg RRIIVVEERRBBEEN ND D FFEE SSTT IIVVA ALL (Chattanooga) Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Corey Smith, The John K Band, Jason Lee McKinney Band, Aunt Betty MIILLLLEE RR PPLLA M AZZA A (Chattanooga) Lydia Loveless, Tiffany Taylor BBJJCC CC CC O ON NCC EERRTT H HA ALL LL (Birmingham) Mike Epps TTU U SSCC A ALLO OO O SSA AA AM M PPH H IITT H HEE A ATTRREE (Tuscaloosa) Fantasia, Joe TTH H EE M MEELLTT IIN NG G PPO O IIN NTT (Athens, GA) The English Beat BBO ON NN NA ARRO OO O (Manchester, TN) Kanye West, Skrillex, Chance the Rapper, Neutral Milk Hotel, Janelle Monae, Chvrches, The Wood Brothers, Dr. Dog, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Jake Bugg, The Head and the Heart, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Ice Cube, Mastodon, Die Antwood, Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory
SSA ATT U URRD DA AYY JJuu nnee 1144 TTH H EE CC O OM M EED D YY CCAATT CC H H (Chattanooga) Moody Malovi, Trae Crowder, Jim Seward, Ben Thompson, Darrel Davidson, Corey Ryan Forrester RRH H YY TTH HM M && BBRREE W WSS (Chattanooga) Aunt Betty BBA ARRTT ’’ SS LLAAK KEE SSH HO O RREE (Chattanooga) DJ E RRA AW W (Chattanooga) DJ Reggie Reg RRII VVEE RRBBEE N ND D FFEE SSTTII VVAALL (Chattanooga) Young The Giant, Arpetrio, Pack of Wolves, Austin Nichols Band, Mike McDade, Darn Right, The Bohannons VVEE RRIIZZO ON NW WIIRREE LLEESS SS TT H HEEAA TTRREE AATT EEN N CCO O RREE PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Boston, .38 Special June 14 TTEE RRM MIIN NAALL W WEESSTT (Atlanta) Foxy Shazam CCO O BBBB EEN NEE RRG GYY PPEE RRFF O ORRM M IIN NG G AARRTT SS CC EEN NTT EERR (Atlanta) Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons BBIIG G SSK KYY BBU UCC K KH H EEAAD D (Atlanta) Moon Taxi TTH H EE PPAARRK K AATT CC IITT YY CCEE N NTT EERR (Woodstock, GA) The Molly Ringwalds IIRRO ON N CCIITT YY LLIIVVEE (Birmingham) Tamar Braxton PPU U BBLLIICC SSQ QU U AARREE PPAARRK K (Nashville) Lisa Loeb VVO ON N BBRRAAU UN N CC EEN N TTEE RR (Huntsville) Martina McBride BBIISS SSEELLLL PPA ARRK K (Oak Ridge, TN) Kix Brooks BBO ON NN N AARRO OO O (Manchester, TN) First Aid Kit, Bobby Womack, Grouplove, Cake, Cage the Elephant, Drive By Truckers, Slightly Stoopid, Damon Albarn, John Butler Trio, Jack White, James Blake, Lauryn Hill, The Flaming Lips, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Chromeo, Lionel Richie, Frank Ocean, The Glitch Mob
SSU UN ND DA AYY JJ uunnee 1155 SSK KYYZZ O OO O (Chattanooga) DJ Exphacter RRYY M MAA N N AAU UD D IITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons VVA ARRIIEE TTYY PPLLAAYY H HO OU USS EE (Atlanta) Robert Earl Keen BBO ON NN N AARRO OO O (Manchester, TN) Elton John, Arctic Monkeys, Fitz & the Tantrums, City & Coloour, Broken Bells, Amos Lee, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Lucero, Those Darlins, Wiz Kalifa
MO M ON ND DA AYY JJuu nnee 1166 RRAAW W (Chattanooga) DJ Spicolli TTRREE M MO ON N TT TTAAVVEE RRN N (Chattanooga) Trivia Night TTH H EE O O FFFFIICC EE (Chattanooga) SpeakEasy FFO OXX && H HO OU UN ND D (Chattanooga) DJ Exphacter ON O NEE --EE LLEEVVEEN N (Lafayette) CSA Writers Night
JUNE 12 2014
RRAAW W (Chattanooga) Open Jam w/ Jonathan Wimpee and friends LLA ASS M MAARRG G AARRII TTAA’’ SS (Chattanooga) Priscilla & Little Rickee ARRII’’ SS H A H AARRBBO O RR LLIIG GH HTT SS (Chattanooga) Keyz Brown TT H HEE TT AAVVEE RRN N (Soddy-Daisy) Roberts & Sims TT H HEE LLO O FFTT (Atlanta) Andy Grammer
UPPCC O U OM M IIN NG G EEVVEEN NTTSS CC O O BBBB EE N NEE RRG G YY PPEE RRFFO O RRM M IIN NG GA ARRTT SS CC EEN N TTEE RR (Atlanta) Elvis Costello June 19 RRIIVVEERRFF RRO ON NTT PPAARRK K (Nashville) Xavier Rudd June 19 H AARRRRAAH H H’’ SS CC H HEE RRO OK KEE EE CC A ASSIIN NO O (Cherokee) Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors June 19 M IILLLLEERR PPLL AAZZAA (Chattanooga) Alanna Royale, M Debi D. & River City Jazz June 20 TT EEN NN NEE SSSSEEEE TT H HEE AATTRREE (Knoxville) Elvis Costello June 20 H EERRIITT AAG H GEE PPAARRK K (Cullman, AL) Charlie Daniels Band, Little Big Town, Deejay Silver June 20 VVA ARRIIEETT YY PPLLAAYY H HO OU USSEE (Atlanta) Xavier Rudd June 20 G EEM G M TTH H EEAATT RREE (Calhoun, GA) The Breakfast Club June 21 FF RREED DRRIICC K K BBRRO OW WN N JJ RR.. A AM MPPH H IITTH H EEA ATT RREE (Atlanta) Bruce Hornsby June 21 EE D DD DII EE’’ SS AATT TTIICC (Atlanta) Those Darlins June 21 4400 W WAATTTT CC LLU UBB (Athens, GA) Futurebirds June 21 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD D IITTO O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Elvis Costello June 21 M EERRCC YY LL O M OU UN NG GEE (Nashville) The Whigs June 21 TT H HEE SSH H EED D (Maryville) Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, The Eskimo Brothers June 21 WO W O RRLLD D’’ SS FF AAIIRR PPAARRK K AAM MPPH H IITT H HEE A ATTRREE (Knoxville) Indigo Girls June 21 H EERRIITT AAG H GEE PPAARRK K (Cullman, AL) Lynyrd Skynryd, Colt Ford, Deejay Silver June 21 BBO O TTTT LLEETT RREEEE (Birmingham) Pusswhip Banggang June 21 AAARRO A ON N’’ SS AAM MPPH H IITT H HEE AATTRREE (Atlanta) Randy Houser, Leah Turner, Charlie Worsham June 22 CC H HAASS TTAAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Counting Crows, Toad the Wet Sprocket June 22 M AARRAATTH M HO ON NM MU U SSIICC W WO ORRK KSS (Atlanta) Sevendust June 23 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD D IITTO O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Jeff Tweedy June 24 CC A AN NN N EERRYY BBAALLLLRRO OO OM M (Nashville) Theory of A Deadman June 25 IIRRO ON N CC IITT YY LLIIVVEE (Nashville) Neko Case June 25 TT IIVVO OLLII TTH H EEAATT RREE (Chattanooga) Jerry Seinfeld June 26
MEE RRCCYY LLO M OU UN NG GEE (Nashville) Old 97’s June 26 WIILLD W DH HO O RRSSEE SS AALLO OO ON N (Nashville) Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6, Spacehog June 26 TT H HEE 55 SSPPO O TT (Nashville) The Paul Collins Beat, Sherbert June 26 RRIIVVEERRFFRRO ON NTT PPAARRK K (Nashville) Will Hoge, Drake Whie & the Big Fire, Clare Dunn, Brian Collins June 26 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD DIITT O O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Vince Gill June 26 MIILL LLEERR PPLLAAZZ AA (Chattanooga) Seth Walker, M Remembering Jeremy June 27 CC A AM MPP H HO OU USS EE (Chattanooga) David Wilcox June 27 BBRRIID DG G EESSTT O ON NEE AARREE N NAA (Nashville) Katy Perry, Capital Cities June 27 VVO ON N BBRRAAU UN N CCEE N NTT EERR (Huntsville) Tommy Womack, Marshall Chapman, Will Kimbrough June 27 HII --LLO H O LLO OU UN NG GEE (Athens, GA) The Paul Collins Beat June 27 IIM M PPRRO O VV CCO OM MEE D DYY CC LLU UBB (Atlanta) Greg Proops June 27 PPH HII LLIIPPSS AARREEN N AA (Atlanta) Katy Perry, Capital Cities June 28 CC H HAASSTT AAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Rick Springfield, Pat Benatar & Neild Giraldo June 28 TT EERRM MII N NAALL W WEE SSTT (Atlanta) Throwing Muses, Tanya Donelly June 28 IIM M PPRRO O VV CCO OM MEE D DYY CC LLU UBB (Atlanta) Greg Proops June 28 SSO OU UTT H HEE RRN NG G RRO OU UN ND D AAM M PPH HIITT H H EEAATT RREE (Fayetteville) Jefferson Starship June 28 TT H HEE SSH HEE D D (Maryville) Billy Joe Shaver June 28 CC O OBBBB EE N NEERRG G YY PPEERRFFO O RRM MIIN NG G AARRTT SS CC EEN N TT EERR (Atlanta) “The Voice Tour” June 29 EED DD DIIEE ’’SS AATTTT IICC (Atlanta) Lori McKenna June 29 TT RRA ACCK K 22 99 (Chattanooga) Lindsey Stirling June 30 EEXXIITT // IIN N (Nashville) Swans, Xiu Xiu June 30 GRRAAN G ND DO O LLEE O OPPRRYY H HO OU USSEE (Nashville) Old Crow Medicine Show July 1 MEE RRCCYY LLO M OU UN NG GEE (Nashville) The Felice Brothers July 2 CC H HAASSTT AAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) New Edition July 3 RRIIVVEERRFFRRO ON NTT PPAARRK K (Nashville) The Apache Relay, Steelism, Promised Land South July 3 MIILL LLEERR PPLLAAZZ AA (Chattanooga) Slide Brothers, M The Power Players July 4 CC O OU UN NTT RRYY TT O ON NIIG GH HTT TT H HEE AATTRREE (Pigeon Forge) Mark Chesnutt July 4 CC H HAASSTT AAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Lionel Richie, CeeLo Green July 7 EED DD DIIEE ’’SS AATTTT IICC (Atlanta) Marc Cohen July 9 AVVO A ON ND DAALLEE BBRREEW WIIN NG G CC O OM MPPAAN NYY (Birmingham) Moe. July 10 VVO ON N BBRRAAU UN N CCEE N NTT EERR (Huntsville) The Beach Boys July 10 HEE AAVVEEN H N AATT TTH H EE M M AASSQ QU UEERRAAD D EE (Atlanta) Trapt July 10 GRRAAN G ND DO O LLEE O OPPRRYY H HO OU USSEE (Nashville) Tom Wopat July 10 MIILL LLEERR PPLLAAZZ AA (Chattanooga) Bronze Radio M Return, The Iscariots July 11 CC H HAASSTT AAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Goo Goo Dolls, Daughtry, Plain White T’s July 11 TT H HEE EEAARRLL (Atlanta) The Baseball Project July 11 VVIIN NYY LL (Atlanta) Skinny Lister, Killing Kuddles, Onward July 11 TT EEN NN NEESS SSEEEE TTH H EEAATT RREE (Knoxville) Eli Young Band July 11 FFRREE D DRRIICC K K BBRRO OW WN N JJRR.. AAM M PPH HIITT H H EEAATT RREE
(Atlanta) The Beach Boys July 12 HEE LLLL A H ATT TT H HEE M MA ASSQ QU UEE RRA AD DEE (Atlanta) Kitten July 12 EEXXIITT //II N N (Nashville) Blackstone Cherry, We As Human, Kyng July 12 TTH H EE W WO OO OD DSS A ATT FF O ON N TTA AN N EELL (Whites Creek) Fall Out Boy, New Politics July 13 AA A ARRO ON N ’’SS A AM MPPH HII TTH H EEA ATT RREE (Atlanta) Tim McGraw, Cassadee Pope July 13 RRYYM MA AN NA AU UD DIITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Beck July 14 MA M ARRA ATT H HO ON NM MU USSIICC W WO O RRK KSS (Nashville) The Neighborhood, White Arrows July 14 SSLLU UG GG GO O ’’SS N NO O RRTTH H (Chattanooga) Kind of Like Spitting July 15 EEXXIITT //II N N (Nashville) Man or Astroman? July 15 GEE O G ORRG G IIA AD DO OM MEE (Atlanta) Beyonce, Jay Z July 15 MA M ASSQ QU UEE RRA AD D EE M MU USSIICC PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) The Neighbourhood, White Arrows July 15 BBRRIID DG G EESSTT O ON N EE A ARREE N NA A (Nashville) KISS, Def Leppard July 16 MEE RRCC YY LLO M OU UN NG G EE (Nashville) Hurray for the Riff Raff July 16 CCEE N NTT EERR SS TTA AG G EE (Atlanta) The Dear Hunter, Rx Bandits, From Indian Lakes July 16 RRIIVVEERRFFRRO ON NTT PPA ARRK K (Nashville) Hayes Carll, Rayland Baxter, James Wallace & the Naked Light, Oak Creek July 17 MIILLLLEE RR PPLLA M AZZA A (Chattanooga) Lucius, Danimal Planet July 18 TTU U SSCC A ALLO OO O SSA AA AM M PPH H IITT H HEE A ATTRREE (Tuscaloosa) Peter Frampton, The Doobie Brothers July 18 VVEERRIIZZO ON NW W IIRREELLEE SSSS TT H HEE A ATTRREE A ATT EEN N CCO O RREE PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Ray LaMontagne, The Belle Brigade, Jenny Lewis July 18 AA A ARRO ON N ’’SS A AM MPPH HII TTH H EEA ATT RREE (Atlanta) KISS, Def Leppard July 18 CCH HA ASSTT A AIIN N PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) The Fray, Barcelona, Oh Honey July 18 BBJJCC CC CC O ON NCC EERRTT H HA ALL LL (Birmingham) Ray LaMontagne, The Belle Brigade, Jenny Lewis July 19 TTH H EE W WO OO OD DSS A ATT FF O ON N TTEE N NEE LL (Whites Creek) The Fray, Barcelona, Oh Honey July 19 FFRREED D RRIICC K K BBRRO OW WN N JJRR.. A AM M PPH HIITT H HEE AATT RREE (Atlanta) Michael Bolton July 20 SSYY M MPPH HO ON NYY H HA ALLLL (Atlanta) Procol Harum July 20 TTH HO OM M PPSSO ON N --BBO O LLIIN NG GA ARREEN NA A (Knoxville) Willie Nelson, The Wild Feathers July 20 EEXXIITT //II N N (Nashville) Machine Head, Anti Mortem, July 21 FFO O XX TTH H EEA ATT RREE (Atlanta) Beck July 22 SSCC H HEERRM M EERRH HO ORRN N SSYY M MPPH HO ON NYY CC EEN N TTEE RR (Nashville) Maxwell July 23 OA O AK KM MO OU UN NTT A AIIN NA AM MPPH H IITTH H EEA ATT RREE (Pelham, AL) Luke Bryan, Lee Brice, Cole Swindell July 23 CCH HA ASSTT A AIIN N PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Sara Bareilles July 23 AA A ARRO ON N ’’SS A AM MPPH HII TTH H EEA ATT RREE (Atlanta) Van’s Warped Tour July 24 TTH H EE TTA ABBEERRN NA ACCLL EE (Atlanta) 311 July 24 VVEERRIIZZO ON NW W IIRREELLEE SSSS TT H HEE A ATTRREE A ATT EEN N CCO O RREE PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) “American Idol Live” July 24 RRIIVVEERRFFRRO ON NTT PPA ARRK K (Nashville) Lettuce, Space Capone, Sol Cat July 24 MIILLLLEE RR PPLLA M AZZA A (Chattanooga) Function, Roger Alan Wade & Sparkle Motion July 25 FFRRIISSTT CC EEN N TTEE RR (Nashville) Marty Stuart July 25 AN A ND D RREEW W JJ A ACCK KSS O ON NH HA ALLLL (Nashville) Lisa Lampanelli July 25
EEXXIITT //IIN N (Nashville) Diarrhea Planet July 25 TTH H EE W WO OO OD D SS AATT FFO ON NTT AAN NEE LL (Whites Creek) Ray LaMontagne, The Belle Brigade, Jenny Lewis July 25 TTH H EE TT AABBEERRN N AACCLLEE (Atlanta) 311 July 25 VVEE RRIIZZO ON NW WIIRREE LLEESS SS TT H HEEAA TTRREE AATT EEN N CCO O RREE PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) The Avett Brothers, Emmylou Harris July 25 VVA ARRIIEE TTYY PPLLAAYY H HO OU USS EE (Atlanta) Paula Poundstone July 25 FFO OXX TT H H EEAATT RREE (Atlanta) DMX, EPMD, Naughty By Nature, Big Daddy Kane, Black Sheep, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie July 26 CCH H AASSTT AAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) O.A.R., Phillip Phillips July 26 VVEE RRIIZZO ON NW WIIRREE LLEESS SS TT H HEEAA TTRREE AATT EEN N CCO O RREE PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) The Avett Brothers, Gov’t Mule July 26 TTEE RRM MIIN NAALL W WEESSTT (Atlanta) Bob Schneider July 26 SSYYM M PPH HO ON NYY H HAALL LL (Atlanta) Art Garfunkel July 26 BBJJ CCCC CC O ON N CCEE RRTT H HAALLLL (Birmingham) “Americal Idol Live” July 26 AN A ND DRREE W W JJAACC K KSSO ON NH H AALLLL (Nashville) Lisa Lampanelli July 26 TTH H EE PPU UN NCC H HLLIIN N EE (Atlanta) Christopher Titus July 27 BBJJ CCCC CC O ON N CCEE RRTT H HAALLLL (Birmingham) Steely Dan July 27 RRYY M MAA N N AAU UD D IITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Yes July 28 TTEE N NN NEE SSSSEE EE SSTT AATT EE FF AAIIRRG GRRO OU UN ND D SS (Nashville) Van’s Warped Tour July 29 RRYY M MAA N N AAU UD D IITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Sarah McLachlin July 29 TTEE N NN NEE SSSSEE EE TT H HEE AATTRREE (Knoxville) Ray LaMontagne, The Belle Brigade July 29 CCH H AASSTT AAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) John Legend July 29 AAARRO A ON N’’ SS AAM M PPH HIITT H HEE AATT RREE (Atlanta) Fall Out Boy, Paramore, New Politics July 30 CCH H AASSTT AAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Sarah McLachlin July 30 SSYYM M PPH HO ON NYY H HAALL LL (Atlanta) Yes July 30 TTH H EE W WO OO OD D SS AATT FFO ON NTT EEN N EELL (Whites Creek) Sara Barelilles July 30 RRII VVEE RRFFRRO ON N TT PPAARRK K (Nashville) Hard Working Americans, The London Souls, Modoc, Turbo Fruits July 31 IIM MPPRRO OVV CC O OM M EED D YY CCLLU U BB (Atlanta) John Lovitz August 1 HAARRRRAAH H H’’ SS CC H HEE RRO OK KEE EE CC AASSIIN NO O (Cherokee) Jennifer Nettles, Brandy Clark August 2 CCH H AASSTT AAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Chris Botti, Will Downing August 2 MIILLLLEE RR PPLLAAZZAA (Chattanooga) The London M Souls, Jordan Hallquist & the Outfit August 8 TTEE N NN NEE SSSSEE EE PPEE RRFFO ORRM M IIN NG G AARRTT SS CC EEN NTT EE RR (Nashville) The Turtles feat. Flo & Eddie, Chuck Negron, Mark Farner, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, Gary Lewis & the Playboys August 1 RRYY M MAA N N AAU UD D IITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Steely Dan August 1 MAASSQ M QU UEERRAAD D EE M MU USSIICC PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Michael Franti, SOJA, Brett Dennen, Trevor Hall August 1 ATTLLAAN A N TT AA BBO OTT AAN NIICC AALL G G AARRD DEE N N (Atlanta) Gavin DeGraw August 1 VVA ARRIIEE TTYY PPLLAAYY H HO OU USS EE (Atlanta) Judy Collins August 1 VVEE RRIIZZO ON NW WIIRREE LLEESS SS TT H HEEAA TTRREE AATT EEN N CCO O RREE PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler, Smash Mouth, Uncle Kracker August 2
JUNE 12 2014
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RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD DIITT O O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Steely Dan August 2 HAA RRRRAAH H H ’’SS CCH H EERRO OK KEEEE CC AASSIIN NO O (Cherokee) Jennifer Nettles, Brandy Clark August 2 WO W O RRK KPPLLAAYY TTH H EEAATT RREE (Birmingham) Shelby Lynne August 2 VVEERRIIZZ O ON NW WIIRREELLEE SSSS AAM M PPH HIITT H H EEAATT RREE AATT EEN N CCO O RREE PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Phish August 3 MAARRAATT H M HO ON NM MU USS IICC W WO ORRK KSS (Nashville) Passenger August 3 VVEERRIIZZ O ON NW WIIRREELLEE SSSS AAM M PPH HIITT H H EEAATT RREE AATT EEN N CCO O RREE PPAARRK K (Atlanta) James Taylor August 5 SSA AM MM MYY TT’’ SS (Huntsville) Blackstone Cherry, We As Human, Kyng August 6 TT EERRM MII N NAALL W WEE SSTT (Atlanta) Peter Murphy August 7 TT EEN NN NEESS SSEEEE TTH H EEAATT RREE (Knoxville) Chris Botti August 7 BBRRIID DG G EESSTT O ON NEE AARREE N NAA (Nashville) Miley Cyrus August 7 AAARRO A ON N ’’SS AAM MPPH H IITTH H EEAATT RREE (Atlanta) Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Death Corps August 8 MAAIIN M N SSTT RREEEE TT (Albertville, AL) The Bellamy Brothers August 8 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD DIITT O O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Rodrigo y Gabriela August 8 MAAIIN M N SSTT RREEEE TT (Albertville, AL) Jo Dee Messina, Gin Blossoms August 9 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD DIITT O O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) David Gray August 9 CC H HAASSTT AAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) David Gray August 12 ZZYY D DEE CCO O (Birmingham) Blessthefall, Chiodos, I Killed the Prom Queen, Capture the Crown August 12 TT H HEE TTAABBEE RRN NAACC LLEE (Atlanta) Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce August 14 VVA ARRIIEETT YY PPLLAAYY H HO OU USSEE (Atlanta) Dark Star Orchestra August 14 TT H HEE EEAARRLL (Atlanta) Jolie Holland August 14 TT H HEE EEN ND D (Nashville) The Casket Girls August 14 MIILL LLEERR PPLLAAZZ AA (Chattanooga) Clap Your M
Hands Ssay Yeah, SoCo August 15 TTRRA ACC K K 2299 (Chattanooga) Abbey Road Live August 15 OA O AK KM MO OU UN NTT A AIIN NA AM MPPH H IITTH H EEA ATT RREE (Pelham, AL) Motley Crue, Alice Cooper August 15 IIRRO ON N CC IITTYY LLIIVVEE (Birmingham) The Lacs August 15 BBO OTT TTLL EETT RREEEE (Birmingham) The Casket Girls August 15 CCH HA ASSTT A AIIN N PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Gipsey Kings August 15 VVEERRIIZZO ON NW W IIRREELLEE SSSS A AM M PPH H IITT H HEE A ATTRREE AATT EEN N CCO O RREE PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Motley Crue, Alice Cooper August 16 CCH HA ASSTT A AIIN N PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot August 16 TTH H EE W WO OO OD DSS A ATT FF O ON N TTA AN N EELL (Whites Creek) Boston August 16 CCH HA ASSTT A AIIN N PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Panic! At the Disco, Walk the Moon, Youngblood Hawke August 17 RRYYM MA AN NA AU UD DIITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Tori Amos August 18 LLPP FFIIEE LLD D (Nashville) One Direction August 19 CCH HA ASSTT A AIIN N PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) OneRepublic August 19 CCO O BBBB EEN N EERRG G YY PPEE RRFFO O RRM M IIN NG GA ARRTT SS CC EEN N TTEE RR (Atlanta) Tori Amos August 19 MA M ASSQ QU UEE RRA AD D EE M MU USSIICC PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) The Offspring, Bad Religion, Pennywise August 20 MIILLLLEE RR PPLLA M AZZA A (Chattanooga) Johnnyswim, Decibella August 22 FFO O XX TTH H EEA ATT RREE (Atlanta) Michael McDonald, Toto August 22 CCH HA ASSTT A AIIN N PPA ARRK K (Atlanta) Boyz II Men, En Vogue August 22 BBJJCC CC CC O ON NCC EERRTT H HA ALL LL (Birmingham) Crosby, Stills and Nash August 22 OA O AK KM MO OU UN NTT A AIIN NA AM MPPH H IITTH H EEA ATT RREE (Pelham) Keith Urban, Jerrod Niemann, Brett Eldridge August 23 HA 1122TTH AVVEEN NU UEE N NO O RRTTH H (Nashville) Big
Gigantic, Diplo, Griz, Zed’s Dead August 23 TTH H EE W WO OO OD D SS AATT FFO ON NTT AAN NEE LL (Whites Creek) Shovels & Rope, Old Crow Medicine Show August 23 FFO OU U RR PPO OIIN N TTSS SSH HEE RRAATTO ON N (Brentwood, TN) Kellie Pickler August 23 TTEE N NN NEE SSSSEE EE TT H HEE AATTRREE (Knoxville) Corey Smith August 23 SSO OU UTT H H EERRN N BBRREE W WEERRSS FFEESS TTIIVVAALL (Chattanooga) Galactic, Corey Glover, Robert Randolph& the Family Band, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, North Mississippi Allstars, Yarn August 24 CCH H AASSTT AAIIN N PPAARRK K (( Atlanta) Chicago, REO Speedwagon August 24 VVEE RRIIZZO ON NW WIIRREE LLEESSSS AAM MPPH H IITT H HEEAATT RREE AATT EEN NCC O ORREE PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Keith Urban, Jerrod Niemann, Brett Eldridge August 24 TTEE RRM MIIN NAALL W WEESSTT (Atlanta) Bear In Heaven August 24 WO W OO OD DRRU UFF FF AARRTT SS CC EEN N TTEE RR (Atlanta) Paula Deen August 26 AN A ND DRREE W W JJAACC K KSSO ON NH H AALLLL (Nashville) Paula Deen August 27 RRYY M MAA N N AAU UD D IITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Jeff Bridges & the Abiders August 27 PPH H IILLIIPPSS AARREE N NAA (Atlanta) Aerosmith, Slash August 28 MIILLLLEE RR PPLLAAZZAA (Chattanooga) Gabe Dixon, M Stereo Dig August 29 ATTLLAAN A N TT AA BBO OTT AAN NIICC AALL G G AARRD DEE N N (Atlanta) Lyle Lovett August 29 ZZYYD D EECC O O (Birmingham) Kevin Gates, Chevy Woods August 30 BBO OU UTT W WEELL LL AAU UD D IITTO O RRIIU UM M (Birmingham) Austin Mahone, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes, Alex Angelo September 2 IIM MPPRRO OVV CC O OM M EED D YY CCLLU U BB (Atlanta) Norm McDonald September 4-6 FFRREED D RRIICCK K BBRRO OW WN N JJRR.. AAM MPPH H IITT H HEE AATTRREE (Atlanta) Bret Michaels September 6 VVEE RRIIZZO ON NW WIIRREE LLEESSSS AAM MPPH H IITT H HEEAATT RREE AATT EEN NCC O ORREE PPAARRK K (Atlanta) ZZ Top, Jeff Beck September 6 WO W OLLFF CCRREE EEK K AA M MPPH HIITT H H EEAATTRE (Atlanta) Lyfe Jennings September 6
TT H HEE W WO OO OD D SS AATT FFO ON NTT EEN N EELL (Whites Creek) Austin Mahone, Fifth Harmony, Shawn Mendes September 6 AAARRO A ON N’’ SS AAM MPPH H IITT H HEE AATTRREE (Atlanta) Kings of Leon September 9 TT H HEE TT AABBEERRN NAACC LLEE (Atlanta) 3 Doors Down, Acousitc – Songs From the Attic September 10 O AAK O KM MO OU UN N TTAAII N N AAM M PPH HIITT H HEE A ATT RREE (Pelham, AL) Kings of Leon September 10 AAARRO A ON N’’ SS AAM MPPH H IITT H HEE AATTRREE (Atlanta) Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Glorianna September 11 CC H HAASS TTAAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Tedeschi Trucks, John Hiatt September 12 ARREE N A NAA @ @G GW WIIN NN NEETT TT CC EEN N TTEE RR (Atlanta) Ed Sheeran September 12 SSCC H H EERRM MEE RRH HO O RRN N SSYY M MPPH HO ON N YY CCEE N NTT EERR (Nashville) The Four Tops September 12 TT H HO OM MPPSSO ON N-- BBO OLLIIN NG G AARREE N NA A (Knoxville) Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Farr September 12 CC H HAASS TTAAIIN N PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Charlie Wilson September 13 BBRRIID DG GEESS TTO ON NEE AARREEN N AA (Nashville) Ed Sheeran September 13 TT H HEE W WO OO OD D SS AATT FFO ON NTT A AN NEE LL (Whites Creek) Bob Weir & Ratdog, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood September 14 SSCC H H EERRM MEE RRH HO O RRN N SSYY M MPPH HO ON N YY CCEE N NTT EERR (Nashville) Johnny Mathis September 14 CC A AN NN N EERRYY BBAALLLLRRO OO OM M (Nashville) Nick Carter & Jordan Knight September 15 H EEAAVVEEN H N AATT TT H HEE M MAASSQ QU UEERRA AD D EE (Atlanta) The Pretty Reckless, Adelita’s Way September 15 CC A AN NN N EERRYY BBAALLLLRRO OO OM M (Nashville) The Afghan Whigs September 16 TT H HEE TT AABBEERRN NAACC LLEE (Atlanta) Lily Allen September 17 SSYY M MPPH HO ON N YY H HAALLLL (Atlanta) Erasure September 17 TT U USSCC AALLO OO OSSAA AAM MPPH HII TTH H EEA ATT RREE (Tuscaloosa) Darius Rucker, Chase Rice September 18 IIM M PPRRO OVV CC O OM M EED DYY CC LLU UBB (Atlanta) Tom Arnold September 18 CC O OU UN NTT RRYY TTO ON NIITT EE TTH H EEA ATT RREE (Pigeon Forge) Bobby Bare, John Anderson, Daryl Worley September 19 ATT LLAAN A N TTAA BBO O TT AAN NIICC AALL G GA ARRD DEEN N (Atlanta) Keb’ Mo’, Mavis Staples September 19 CC EEN N TTEE RR SSTT AAG GEE (Atlanta) The Afghan Whigs September 19 TT H HEE LLO O FFTT (Atlanta) Hawthorne Heights, The Red Jumpsuit Aparatus, New Empire, Famous Last Words, The Ongoing Concept, Everybody Run September 19 IIM M PPRRO OVV CC O OM M EED DYY CC LLU UBB (Atlanta) Tom Arnolds September 19 IIRRO ON N CC IITT YY LLIIVVEE (Birmingham) Twenty One Pilots September 19 IIM M PPRRO OVV CC O OM M EED DYY CC LLU UBB (Atlanta) Tom Arnold September 20 M AARRAATTH M HO ON NM MU U SSIICC W WO ORRK KSS (Nashville) Twenty One Pilots September 21 G RRAAN G ND DO OLLEE O OPPRRYY H HO OU USS EE (Nashville) Lorde September 22 TT EERRM M IIN NAALL W W EESSTT (Atlanta) Snarky Puppy, Banda Magda September 23 BBRRIID DG GEESS TTO ON NEE AARREEN N AA (Nashville) Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Steve Winwood September 23 D && LLIIN 33RRD ND D SSLLEE YY (Nashville) Terry Bozio September 24 AATT LLAAN N TTAA M MO OTT O O RR SSPPEEEE D DW WA AYY (Hampton) A Flock of Seagulls September 26 TT H HEE EEAARRLL (Atlanta) The Dream Syndicate
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September 27 552299 (Atlanta) Shonen Knife September 27 MAARRAATT H M HO ON NM MU USS IICC W WO ORRK KSS (Nashville) Bonobo, FattyDl September 28 GEE O G ORRG G IIAA D DO OM MEE (Atlanta) One Direction October 1 RRYY M MAAN N AAU UD DIITT O O RRIIU UM M (Nashville) Ian Anderson October 1 SSCC H HEE RRM MEERRH HO ORRN N SSYY M MPPH HO ON N YY CC EE N NTT EERR (Nashville) Yo-Yo Ma October 1 SSM M IITTH H ’’SS O OLLD D EE BBAARR (Atlanta) Glen Tilbrook October 2 TT H HEE TTAABBEE RRN NAACC LLEE (Atlanta) Coheed & Cambria October 7 WAARR M W M EEM MO O RRIIAALL AAU UD DIITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Erasure October 8 TT H HEE TTAABBEE RRN NAACC LLEE (Atlanta) Lykke Li October 8 ARREEN A N AA @ @G GW WIIN NN N EETT TT CCEE N NTT EERR (Atlanta) Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Hellyeah, Nuthing More October 11 VVEERRIIZZ O ON NW WIIRREELLEE SSSS AAM M PPH HIITT H H EEAATT RREE AATT EEN N CCO O RREE PPAARRK K (Atlanta) Widespread Panic October 11 VVA ARRIIEETT YY PPLLAAYY H HO OU USSEE (Atlanta) Miranda Sings October 12 KN K NO OXXVVIILLLLEE CCO O LLIISSEE IIU UM M (Knoxville) Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Hellyeah, Nuthing More October 12 BBRRIID DG G EESSTT O ON NEE AARREE N NAA (Nashville) Motley Crue, Alice Cooper October 15 CC A AN NN N EERRYY BBAALLLLRRO OO OM M (Nashville) Dan + Shay October 15 PPH HII LLIIPPSS AARREEN N AA (Atlanta) Paul McCartney October 15 TT IIVVO OLLII TT H H EEAATT RREE (Chattanooga) Kip Moore, Skeletonwitch October 16 TT H HEE TTAABBEE RRN NAACC LLEE (Atlanta) The War On Drugs October 16 BBRRIID DG G EESSTT O ON NEE AARREE N NAA (Nashville) Paul McCartney October 16 CC IITTYY W WII N NEERRYY (Nashville) Sandra Bernhard October 17 WH W HO OTT EELL --M MIID D TTO OW WN N (Atlanta) Sandra Bernhardt October 18
FFO O XX TTH H EEA ATT RREE (Atlanta) Jason Isbell October 18 SSCC H HEERRM M EERRH HO ORRN N SSYY M MPPH HO ON NYY CC EEN N TTEE RR (Nashville) REO Speedwagon October 19 ARREEN A NA A@ @G GW W IIN NN N EETT TT CCEE N NTT EERR (Atlanta) Enrique Igelisias, Pitbull October 22 EED DD DIIEE’’ SS A ATT TT IICC (Atlanta) Andy McKee October 22 RRYYM MA AN NA AU UD DIITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires October 24 HEE A H AVVEE N NA ATT TT H H EE M MA ASSQ QU U EERRA AD DEE (Atlanta) Bombay Bicycle Club, Milo Greene October 24 RRYYM MA AN NA AU UD DIITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Jason Isbell, St. Paul & the Broken Bones October 25 RRIIA ALLTT O O CC EEN N TTEE RR (Atlanta) Los Lobos October 25 TTEE RRM MIIN NA ALL W WEESS TT (Atlanta) Of Montreal, Pillar Point October 25 112200 TT A AVVEE RRN N (Marietta, GA) Shenandoah October 25 RRYYM MA AN NA AU UD DIITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson October 26 SSYY M MPPH HO ON NYY H HA ALLLL (Atlanta) Susan Boyle October 26 TTII VVO O LLII TT H HEE A ATT RREE (Chattanooga) Kevin James October 30 TTH HO OM M PPSSO ON N --BBO O LLIIN NG GA ARREEN NA A (Knoxville) Eric Church, Dwight Yoakum, Halestorm October 30 D && LLII N 33RRD ND DSS LLEEYY (Nashville) Rachel Yamagata November 5 TTEE RRM MIIN NA ALL W WEESS TT (Atlanta) Matisyahu November 5 WO W ORRK KPPLLA AYY TT H H EEA ATT RREE (Birmingham) Rachel Yamagata November 6 TTRRA ACC K K 2299 (Chattanooga) Kansas November 7 EED DD DIIEE’’ SS A ATT TT IICC (Atlanta) Chris Smither November 8 BBIIJJO OU U TT H HEE A ATTRREE (Knoxville) Dave Mason November 9 TTH H EE LL O OFFTT (Atlanta) Aaron Carter November 14
RRYY M MAA N N AAU UD D IITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Straight No Chaser November 12 ALLAABBAA M A MAA TT H HEE AATTRREE (Birmingham) Straight No Chaser November 15 IIRRO ON N CCIITT YY LLIIVVEE (Birmingham) Aaron Carter November 19 FFO OXX TT H H EEAATT RREE (Atlanta) Mannhein Steamroller November 22 TTRRA ACC K K 2299 (Chattanooga) The 1975 November 28 TTH H EE TT AABBEERRN N AACCLLEE (Atlanta) Blackberry Smoke November 28 TTH H EE TT AABBEERRN N AACCLLEE (Atlanta) The 1975 November 29 RRYY M MAA N N AAU UD D IITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Amy Grant, Vince Gill December 3-4 IIM MPPRRO OVV CC O OM M EED D YY CCLLU U BB (Atlanta) Paul Reiser December 5 SSCCH H EERRM M EERRH HO O RRN N SS YYM M PPH HO ON NYY CC EEN NTT EE RR (Nashville) The Manhattan Transfer December 5 IIM MPPRRO OVV CC O OM M EED D YY CCLLU U BB (Atlanta) Paul Reiser December 6 MEEM M MO ORRIIAALL AAU UD DIITT O O RRIIU UM M (Chattanooga) Joe Bonamassa December 9 RRYY M MAA N N AAU UD D IITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Amy Grant, Vince Gill December 10 ARREE N A NAA @ @G GW WIIN NN NEE TTTT CC EEN N TTEE RR (Atlanta) Eric Church, Dwight Yaokum, Halestorm December 11 PPH H IILLIIPPSS AARREE N NAA (Atlanta) The Black Keys, St. Vincent December 11 RRYY M MAA N N AAU UD D IITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Amy Grant, Vince Gill December 11 BBJJ CCCC A ARREEN N AA (Birmingham) Eric Church, Dwight Yaokum, Halestorm December 13 PPH H IILLIIPPSS AARREE N NAA (Atlanta) Fleetwood Mac December 17 RRYY M MAA N N AAU UD D IITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Amy Grant, Vince Gill December 17 IIRRO ON N CCIITT YY LLIIVVEE (Birmingham) Blue October December 18 RRYY M MAA N N AAU UD D IITT O ORRIIU UM M (Nashville) Amy Grant,
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Vince Gill December 18 BBRRIID DG GEESS TTO ON NEE AARREEN N AA (Nashville) Justin Timberlake December 19 ARREE N A NAA @ @G GW WIIN NN NEETT TT CC EEN N TTEE RR (Atlanta) Justin Timberlake December 20 TT EEN NN NEE SSSSEEEE TT H HEE AATTRREE (Knoxville) Mannheim Steamroller December 22 BBRRIID DG GEESS TTO ON NEE AARREEN N AA (Nashville) Bassnectar December 31 SSCC H H EERRM MEE RRH HO O RRN N SSYY M MPPH HO ON N YY CCEE N NTT EERR (Nashville) Kenny Rogers January 15-17 SSCC H H EERRM MEE RRH HO O RRN N SSYY M MPPH HO ON N YY CCEE N NTT EERR (Nashville) Styx February 19-21 EE D DD DII EE’’ SS AATT TTIICC (Atlanta) John Hammond February 22 SSCC H H EERRM MEE RRH HO O RRN N SSYY M MPPH HO ON N YY CCEE N NTT EERR (Nashville) Boyz II Men March 19-21 SSCC H H EERRM MEE RRH HO O RRN N SSYY M MPPH HO ON N YY CCEE N NTT EERR (Nashville) Bernadette Peters April 9-11 SSCC H H EERRM MEE RRH HO O RRN N SSYY M MPPH HO ON N YY CCEE N NTT EERR (Nashville) Kenny G May 7-9
CCO ON NTTIIN NU UII N NG G FF IIRRSSTT CCEE N NTT EEN N AARRYY U UN NIITT EE D DM M EETT H HO OD DIISSTT CC H HU U RRCCH H (Chattanooga) Singles One Mondays @ 6 PM G RREEAATT EERR CC H G H AATTTT AAN NO OO OG GA AA ASSPPIIEE SS (Chattanooga) Third Tuesday of each month, 6-8 pm D EEVVEELLO D O PPM MEE N NTT RREESSO OU URRCC EE BBU U IILLD DIIN NG G (Chattanooga) Chattanooga Alliance for Animals First Wednesday of the month M IILLLLEERR M M MO OTT LLEE TT EECC H HN N IICCA ALL CCO O LLLLEE G GEE (Chattanooga) CHEO Complimentary Health Education Organization Chapter Meeting Third Sunday 2-4 PM TT BBRRA AD DFFO O RRD DH HEEAALL TTH H CC EEN NTT EE RR (Chattanooga) Free Parent Support Meeting Thursdays 56pm TT H HEE EELL K KSS LLO OD DG GEE (Cleveland) Joe Collins Tuesdays
O PEN IN G T HI S WE EK 22 Jump Street After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college
might be the best thing that ever happened to them. How To Train Your Dragon 2 PG It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and
Jonah Hill, Ice Cube and Channing Taum in Relativity Media’s “22 Jump Street”.
the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons. NO W SH OW I NG A Million Ways to Die In the West R Albert Stark is a soft man in hard times who is trying to figure out how to escape this godforsaken frontier that seems to be trying to kill him-and everyone else in it-at every turn. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 PG-13 It’s great to be Spider-Man. For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen. But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro, Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn, returns, Peter comes to
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realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp. Belle PG This is the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. Blended PG-13 After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren and Jim agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they’re all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week. Chef R When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los
Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love. Edge of Tomorrow The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances.
is pitted against malevolent crea- Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The tures that threaten mankind. Four Seasons. Maleficent PG A beautiful, pure-hearted young They Came Together R woman, Maleficent has an idyllic When Joel and Molly meet, it’s hate life growing up in a peaceable for- at first sight: his big Corporate est kingdom, until one day when an Candy Company threatens to shut invading army threatens the har- down her quirky indie candy shop. mony of the land. Maleficent rises Plus, Joel is hung up on his sexy ex. to be the land’s fiercest protector, But amazingly, they fall in love, but she ultimately suffers a ruth- until they break up about two less betrayal-an act that begins to thirds of the way through, and turn her pure heart to stone. Bent Molly starts dating her accountant. on revenge, Maleficent faces an But then right at the end well you’ll epic battle with the invading king’s just have to see. successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Think Like Å Man Too PG-13 Aurora. As the child grows, All the couples are back for a wedMaleficent realizes that Aurora ding in Las Vegas. But plans for a holds the key to peace in the king- romantic weekend go awry when dom-and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.
their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event. Third Person R Three couples in three cities find love and heartbreak in three interlocking stories. A married writer and a single girl sadistically toy with each other in Paris, a corporate thief on the run from the law meets a beautiful gypsy woman in Rome and a failed soap star wages a custody battle for the son she endangered in New York. Transformers: Age of Extinction Mark Wahlberg stars in the fourth chapter of the series directed by Michael Bay,
Million Dollar Arm PG Follows an American sports agent who discovered Indian teenagers Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel, winners of a reality TV series called “The Million Dollar Arm,” aimed at finding a person who could throw a baseball the fastest. He brought them back to the US, moved in with them, taught them English, and, of course, the game of baseball with the hopes of getting them major league contracts.
The Fault In Our Stars PG-13 Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them — and us – on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Mom’s Night Out PG All Allyson and her friends want is God’s Not Dead PG a peaceful, grown-up evening of College freshman and devout dinner and conversation - a longChristian Josh Wheaton finds his needed moms’ night out. But in faith challenged on his first day of order to enjoy high heels, adult Philosophy class by the dogmatic conversation and food not served Professor Radisson. Radisson in a paper bag, they need their husbegins class by informing students bands to watch the kids for three that they will need to disavow, in hours. What could go wrong? writing, the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing Neighbors R grade. As other students in the A couple with a newborn baby face class begin scribbling the words unexpected difficulties after they “God Is Dead” on pieces of paper, are forced to live next to a fraterJosh find himself at a crossroads, nity house. having to choose between his faith and his future. Josh offers a nerv- X-Men: Days of Future Past PG-13 ous refusal, provoking an irate The beloved characters from the reaction from his smug professor. original “X-Men” film trilogy join Radisson assigns him a daunting forces with their younger selves task: to prove God’s existence by from “X-Men: First Class,” in an presenting well-researched, intel- epic battle that must change the lectual arguments and evidence past – to save our future. over the course of the semester, and engage Radisson in a head-toCO C OM MIIN NG G SSO OO ON N head debate in front of the class. Jersey Boys R The story of four young men from Godzilla PG-13 The world’s most famous monster the wrong side of the tracks in New ENIGMA
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12. Flightless bird 14. Small dam 16. Part of speech 24. Rich and fashionable travellers 26. Trash 27. Spouse 28. Group of tents 29. Genus of vermin 30. Step in ballet 31. Short letter 33. Paint unskillfully 34. Be sorry for 35. Plaything 39. Highest 42. Public exhibition Down 43. Judges 1. Florida city 2. Inert elemental gas 44. Metal fastener 45. Mathematics 3. Move past 46. Raised platform 4. Lubricates 47. Evade work 5. Yuletide 6. Of moderate tem- 48. Unwieldy ship 51. Career golfers perature 52. Unpleasant smell 7. Insert 53. Salver 8. Planet 54. Stylish 9. Breathe noisily 10. Hates intensely 41. Places to sleep 47. Shaft horsepower 49. Executive Officer 50. Away 54. Pal 55. Imitator 56. Tester 57. Hawaiian port 58. Draw near 59. Book of the Bible 60. Annoys 61. Native of Switzerland 62. Type of packsack
group called Cream.
11 995588 Jerry Lee Lewis and his producer Sam Phillips take out a full page ad in Billboard magazine to explain his second divorce and third marriage to his 14-year-old second cousin Myra.
Madison, Tennessee. A passenger in the other car was killed. 11 996633 The Crystals’ “Da Doo Ron Ron” peaks at #3 on the Billboard Pop chart. The effort is the brain child of Phil Spector, who uses a multitrack recording system to build the song layer upon layer to achieve a result that will become known as a “wall of sound”. Backing musicians include Glen Campbell on guitar, Hal Blain on drums, Leon Russell on piano and Nino Tempo on sax.
Sheb Wooley hit the top of the Billboard chart with a novelty song called “The Purple People Eater”. When he first sang the tune for MGM executives, Sheb said he was scraping “the bottom of the barrel”, but the brass loved the song and wanted to release it. Three weeks after it hit store 11 996644 shelves it was the number one record in the US and would start a The Zombies tape “She’s Not merchandising craze that included There” at their first recording seshats, T-shirts and even ice cream. sion for Decca Records. The song would reach #2 in the US and #12 in 11 995599 the UK. Chess Records release two LPs in US - “Chuck Berry on Top” and “Go A 12-year-old girl was discovered by British railway workers, packed Bo Diddley”. in a tea chest on a station platSam Cooke and Jackie Wilson per- form, addressed to The Beatles. form on the same bill in Norfolk, 11 996655 Virginia. At Cooke’s insistence, arena management includes inte- Paul McCartney records grated seating for the audience. “Yesterday” by himself, after trying unsuccessfully to fit in the rest 11996600 of the Beatles. The song would Drummer Tommy Moore makes later be recorded by over 3,000 the fateful decision to quit The other artists and become the most Beatles and return to his job of covered tune in music history. In driving a forklift at Garston bottle describing it, Paul has said “I did works. He would briefly be the tune easily and then the words replaced by Norman Chapman, took about two weeks.” who was called into National Service after just three gigs. After 11996666 going drummerless and mostly The Rolling Stones had the top jobless for a few weeks, the band song in the US with “Paint It would hire Pete Best on August Black”, the first #1 Pop single to 12th, only one day before they feature a sitar. were to go to Hamburg to play a string of club dates. Melody Maker magazine reports that Eric Clapton has split from 11 996611 John Mayall’s Bluebreakers, Jack Country singer Patsy Cline sustains Bruce has left Manfred Mann and near-fatal head injuries and a Ginger Baker quit The Graham fractured hip in a car accident in Bond Organization, to form a new ENIGMA
movies, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Back to School), “Baby It’s 11996677 You” and “Free As a Bird” (both The Monkees kicked off their sum- 1995) and “Real Love” (1996). mer tour at the Hollywood Bowl in California, where they performed Mungo Jerry, a British band with in front of a large and hysterical an unusual name and a unique sound, had the top tune in the UK crowd. with “In The Summertime”. It went The Beatles’ “Sgt Peppers Lonely on to become the best selling UK Hearts Club Band” started a 23 single of the year, spending seven week run at #1 on the UK album weeks at #1 and was a hit in 26 chart. The LP also topped the other countries including the US, Billboard Hot 200 chart for 15 where it would rise to #3 in midweeks, won the Grammy Award August. for Album of the Year and would 11 997722 eventually sell over 30 million copies world wide. Ringo Starr Elvis Presley performed for the would later comment: “a bunch of first time in New York City. He was songs and you stick two bits of reported to have offered the press ‘Pepper’ on it and it’s a concept a chance to interview him for a fee album. It worked because we said of $120,000. There were no takers. it worked.” 11 997733 Jimi Hendrix is denied entry to Sammy Davis Jr. enjoyed the London’s Botanical Gardens biggest hit of his career when because “people in fancy dress “Candy Man”, taken from the musiaren’t allowed.” cal Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, went to num11 996688 ber one in the US. A fire in a London recording stu11 997744 dio interrupted The Rolling Stones while they were recording Paul McCartney and Wings had the “Sympathy For The Devil” for their top spot on the Billboard singles “Beggars Banquet” album. chart with “Band On The Run”, a song on which Paul played bass, 23-year-old Rod Stewart got his first major exposure in the US when he opened a tour with The Jeff Beck Group at The Fillmore East in New York. Stewart had a bad case of stage fright and partially hid behind a speaker cabinet through the first song. 11 996699 Although he is actually dismissed from the band, a press release is issued saying Brian Jones has quit The Rolling Stones. One month later, he will be found dead in his swimming pool. The Rolling Stones announce that Mick Taylor of John Mayall’s Bluebreakers has been selected to replace Brian Jones. 11997700 The Beatles had their last original single, “The Long and Winding Road” hit number 1 in the US. Since then, they’ve reached the top of the charts with re-releases of “Got to Get You Into My Life” and “Back in the USSR” (1976), “The Beatles’ Movie Medley” (1982), “Twist and Shout” (1986, included in the
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guitar and drums. The song was a took place at London’s Wembley Stadium, to denounce South #3 hit in the UK. African apartheid. Among the per11997755 formers were Sting, Stevie Tony Orlando And Dawn received Wonder, Bryan Adams, George a Gold record for “He Don’t Love Michael, Whitney Houston and You (Like I Love You)”. The song Dire Straits. Half of the more than was number one in the US for $3 million US in proceeds from the three weeks and one of five mil- event went towards anti-apartheid lion-sellers for the trio. “He Don’t activities in Britain. The rest was Love You” was originally a hit for donated to children’s charities in southern Africa. Jerry Butler in 1960. Janis Ian releases “At Seventeen”, which will reach #3 on the Billboard Pop chart and #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart later in the year. She would perform the song on the very first episode of Saturday Night Live the following October.
11998899 Exactly 25 years to the day after Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys reached number one with “Help Me Rhonda”, his daughters Carnie and Wendy, along with John Phillips’ daughter Chynna, had the top song in the US with “Hold On”.
11 997766 Wild Cherry’s single “Play That Funky Music” is released. It will prove to be the band’s only Top 40 hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard chart by the middle of September.
11 999922 Law enforcement officials in Texas call for a ban on Ice-T’s “Cop Killer” LP. Following the publicity, sales double on the West Coast and in Texas. In an ironic twist, Ice-T (real name: Tracy Morrow) would land a role on the TV police drama, Law and Order in 1999, portraying Odafin “Fin” Tutuola, a former undercover narcotics officer transferred to the Special Victims Unit.
11 997788 Joe Walsh’s comic depiction of Rock stardom, “Life’s Been Good”, is released. It would become his highest charting solo single, reaching #12 on the Billboard Hot 100. 11998800 Billy Joel started a six-week run at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 with his second chart topping LP, “Glass Houses”. The album would go on to sell over 7 million copies on the strength of the singles, “You May Be Right” (#7), “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me” (#1) and “Don’t Ask Me Why” (#19). 11 998822 Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion opens to the public as a tourist attraction. 3,024 people came to visit that first day and investors would make back their $500,000 layout in the first 38 days of operation. 11998866 Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald had Billboard’s top tune with “On My Own”. The pair actually recorded their vocal parts separately and had never met until after the song went to number one. 11998888 The biggest charity Rock concert since Live Aid three years earlier
Ray Charles passed away at the age of 73. During his 45 year career, Ray appeared on the US Pop charts 77 times, with 33 of those songs making the Top 40. He became the first artist to have an album on Billboard’s Hot 200 for six decades in a row. 22000066 Three of the original Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine, along with Bruce Johnston, who joined the touring lineup in 1965, gathered at the Capitol Records office tower for the presentation of double-platinum plaques marking US shipments of more than 2 million copies of the band’s 2003 collection, “Sounds of Summer: The Very Best of the Beach Boys”.
22000088 The American Federation of Musicians filed a federal lawsuit against the producers of American Idol, claiming musicians were underpaid because the show’s ‘live’ music was re-recorded for reruns. The union filed the suit seeking unspecified damages in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, alleging that American Idol Productions Inc. and its subsidiary Tick Tock Productions Inc. violat11 999933 ed a collective bargaining agreeIrish singer Sinead O’Connor took ment. out a full-page ad in the Irish 22000099 Times asking the public to “stop hurting me please.” She blamed The Librarian of Congress her troubles on abuse she suffered announced that twenty-five culas a child. O’Connor was still being turally significant recordings, criticized for ripping up a picture including “Tom Dooley” by The of the Pope during an appearance Kingston Trio, “Rumble” by Link on Saturday Night Live the previ- Wray and “My Generation” by The ous October. Who, will be preserved in a special sound archive in the National Police in Port St. Lucie, Florida Recording Registry. charged a 16-year-old boy with murder after he confessed to Bob Bogle, lead guitarist and cokilling a woman who did not like founder of The Ventures, known the lyrics he was rapping. Victor for their instrumental hits “Walk, Brancaccio punched and kicked Don’t Run” and “Hawaii Five-O”, 81-year-old Mollie May Frazier in passed away at the age of 75. the head and chest after she 220011 00 objected to the obscenities in a song he was playing over head- Jimmy Dean, a Country-crossover phones and singing along to. The artist most often remembered for song was “Stranded on Death Row” his two US Top Ten hits, “Big Bad by Dr. Dre. Brancaccio later spray- John” in 1960 and “P.T. 109” in painted and burned the corpse in 1962, died of natural causes at his an effort to hide his actions and home in Varina, Virginia at the age erase fingerprints. He was convict- of 81. Along with placing eight ed in 1995 and was sentenced to songs on Billboard’s Top 40 two terms of life in prison. between 1958 and 1976, Dean was also elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in February, 2010. 22000044 ENIGMA
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220011 11 Carl Gardner, the lead singer of The Coasters on their pioneering Rock ‘n’ Roll hits “Yakety Yak”, “Charlie Brown”, “Poison Ivy” and “Searchin’” died of congestive heart failure at the age of 83. 22001122 Lisa Marie Presley, who owns Graceland and a minority stake in Elvis Presley Enterprises, gave her approval for her father’s image to be turned into a hologram, with possible uses that range from a duets album and a TV drama series to appearances at the Graceland mansion in Memphis and perhaps on the road The Beach Boys’ first album of allnew material since 1992, “That’s Why God Made the Radio”, raced up the Billboard 200 chart to number 3. Their span of Billboard Top Ten LPs stretched to 49 years and one week since they first graced the chart with “Surfin’ U.S.A.” the week of June 15, 1963. 22001133 Elton John was targeted by antigay campaigners in Russia who demanded that he tone down his colorful wardrobe and wear “more respectable” clothing for his concert there next month.
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teenage girls. The charges Glliitt tteerr , whose real against G P P Gaadddd , are relatname is aauu ll G ed to two women who were aged 12 and 14 at the time of the alleged offenses between 1977 and 1980. The 70-yearold was arrested in October 2012 – the first in a series of arrests under the Operation Yewtree national investigation that was launched in the wake of a child abuse scandal surrounding late BBC mm myy SSaa vviillee . entertainer JJ iim GGlliitttt eerr is best known for the hit “Rock & Roll (Part 2),” but he fell into disgrace after being convicted on child abuse charges in Vietnam.
…A New York City jury has awarded the BBee aassttiiee BBooyyss $1.7 million in a copyright violation case against beverage-maker Monster Energy Co. The decision came Thursday at a civil trial in federal court in Manhattan. Monster had admitted wrongly using BBeeaass ttiiee BBooyyss songs in a video that was online for five weeks. But the beverage maker insisted it should owe no more than $125,000. TThhee …British prosecutors BBeeaass ttiiee BBooyyss had sought $2 say they are charging former Gaarryy GGlliitttt eerr with million. pop star G eight sex offenses involving
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…There’s a fresh new & TT hhee batch of JJee ffff BBrriiddggeess & Abbiiddeerr ss dates. The Dude has A planned a summer road trip through the States that includes the band’s first East Coast excursion with stops in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts and Connecticut. BBrriiddggeess will also show some love to the Midwest this summer as he continues supporting his 2011 self-titled album and 2000 debut, Be Here Soon. The August-September trip will launch with shows in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois, as well as Tennessee.
Miiddnniigghhtt OOiill drum…M R R o o b b H H iirrsstt says members mer of the iconic Australian rock band are keen to reunite for a tour, but front man PPee tteerr GGaarr rreett tt is busy writing a memoir. “PPeett eerr’’ss writing his memoirs at the moment, so that might take a while, but I think everyone’s up for it,” HHiirrss tt told Faster Louder online music magazine in an interview published on Tuesday. The lanky, baldheaded singer, now aged 61, quit the band in 2002 to pursue a career in federal politics. He became a Cabinet minister in the previous Labor Party government before quitting Parliament at elections in September last year. M Miiddnniigghh tt O Oiill was a loud, anti-establishment band that released a series of successful albums during a 26-year career. Its biggest international hit single was “Beds are Burning” from the band’s 1987 album Diesel and
Dust. …IIggggyy A Azzaallee aa’’ss father will release a new series of children’s books next week, including titles such as The Perfect Poo and The Runt Who Said C#nt. The controversial titles are typical of BBrreennddaann JJ aam meess K Keellllyy’’ ss work, who claims that he has “always thought it better to educate a child about the world rather than shield them from it”. The third book in the forthcoming series is titled The Ugly Dickling. A press release about the books states that one of the titles contains illustrations of penises black and white, erect and flaccid while foul language and swear words occur commonly throughout KKee llllyy’’ ss work. AAzz aallee aa, real Am mee tthh yyss tt K Kee llllyy, has name A previously described her father as one of her “biggest artistic influences”.
Baltimore and Washington, and has now cancelled his entire tour to give him time to recover from his bout of ill health. M Moorr rriiss ssee yy fansite True To You has reported that the singer contracted his illness from his longtime supKrr iisstt ee eenn YY oouu nngg . port act K “Difficulties had arisen on Krriisstt eeeenn May 31st following K YYoouunngg’’ss opening set at the Miami Knight Concert Hall, Krr iisstt eeee nn conafter which K fessed to “a horrendous cold”, the symptoms of which Moorrrriissss eeyy were passed on to M resulting in the cancellation of the next show in Atlanta,” the site claims. The post also alleges that the singer was asked not to play the immediate planned subsequent shows, but she decided to pull out of the entire tour. However, YYoouunngg has denied this in a subsequent Facebook post, writing: “I did not ‘confess to a horrendous cold’. On Monday, June 2nd, I had an allergy attack that was over within 16 hours. I went to a doctor (on Monday, June 2nd), an allergy specialist, who gave me drugs for allergies…and they worked. I explained this (early on Tuesday, June 3rd) and offered this doctor’s phone number to M Moorrrriiss sseeyy personally, via email, and the tour manager.”
W iillssoonn is …BBrrii aann W working on a new album which will reportedly include D eell contributions from LLaa nnaa D RRee yy and FFrr aannkk OOcceeaann . The former BBeeaacchh BBooyyss frontman is currently recording his next studio effort and Rolling Stone, via Pitchfork, reports that he has recruited an A-list group of collaborators, with ZZooooee yy DDeesscchhaanneell and country singer K Kaacceeyy M Muuss ggrr aavveess also said to be involved. If you know any truths, halftruths or outright lies about Moorrrriisssseeyy has can- the music and club scene …M celled all dates on his US tour send it to Sissy Vance c/o due to illness. The singer email@example.com. was recently forced to postpone live dates in Atlanta, - Sissy Vance ENIGMA
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GIVING YOU ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT VA HOME LOAN MYTHS Having access to VA home loans (VAHL) is one of the major perks associated with being in the military. VAHL have no or low down payment and offer 100% financing and refinancing on mortgages and flexible credit guidelines. Many new borrowers who qualify for VAHL's don't even apply for them because they believe many of the half-truths out there. Because the rules and requirements for VAHL's are constantly changing, whenever they're cancelled or modified, word doesn't always get out. As a result, misconceptions about the VAHL program run rampant. Here are some of the most common myths about the VAHL program debunked. You Have to Be on Active Duty to Qualify for a VA Home Loan You do not have to be on active duty to qualify for a VAHL. Your eligibility for a VAHL is determined by your current and past service. Simply put, veterans who have served at least six months
between 1964 and the present you apply for a conventional most likely have VAHL eligibility. mortgage, lenders will require you to have private mortgage Veterans Automatically Qualify insurance if you put less than 20% for VAHL down. Private mortgage insurance typically costs between 0.5% Just because you're eligible for a and 1% of the entire loan amount VAHL doesn't mean you'll be able on an annual basis. to get one. Getting a Certificate of Eligibility is only half the bat- VA Home Loans Take Longer to tle. You generally need to have a Close debt-to-income ratio of below 41% and a good credit history if Many people assume that VAHL's you want your VAHL application take longer to close than convento be approved. tional loans but that's simply untrue. The decision of whether Funding Fees for VA Home Loans or not to approve a loan is left to Are Expensive private lenders, so the process of applying for a VAHL doesn't take The VA funding fee is a one-time much longer than the process of fee required by law and it is cur- applying for a conventional rently 2.15% on no down payment home loan. It is rare for the VA to loans for first-time use and 3.3% ever have to step in and look at for second-time users who don't a loan application. In most cases, make a down payment. The fund- VAHL can be closed within a ing fee drops when you make a month. down payment. Some claim that the funding fee is expensive, but All Real Estate Agents Are it is actually less expensive in the Knowledgeable about VA Home long term than the private mort- Loans gage insurance that it replaces. If
There is no such thing as a VA certification for real estate agents. Therefore, you shouldn't rely on most real estate agents for advice regarding VAHL's. Look for a lender whose majority product is VA-backed loans if you want your lender to be knowledgeable about the VAHL process. Many new borrowers who qualify for VA home loans don't even apply for them because they believe many of the half-truths out there. You do not have to be on active duty to qualify for a VA loan. Just because you're eligible for a VA loan doesn't mean you'll be able to get one. Many people assume that VA home loans take longer to close than conventional home loans but that's simply untrue. These are some of the most common myths about the VA home loan program debunked.
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