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Lynyrd Skynyrd to 'Rock On' at Riverbend
The legendary rock band is still going strong after decades. Fresh on the heels of a new album, Lynyrd Skynyrd will rock Riverbend fans from the Coke Stage on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
Skynyrd returns with a fiery slice of Southern style guitar rock heaven in Last of a Dyin' Breed, their latest release on Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records which released last August.
Driven by core members Gary Rossington (guitar), Johnny Van Zant (vocals) and Rickey Medlocke (guitar), along with longtime drummer Michael Cartellone, Lynyrd Skynyrd have recorded an album (“under duress, as usual,” according to Van Zant) that very much lives up to the legacy begun some 35 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, and halted for a decade by the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band lost Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson and Hughie Thomasson, yet they rock on.
This is the kind of record guaranteed to feed the needs of the multi-generational Skynyrd Nation, and continue the renewed vigor the band exhibited with their last album, 2009's God & Guns.
Despite surviving tragedy and the hard miles of rock 'n roll, Skynyrd is remarkably at this stage of their career, on a roll. God & Guns debuted at #18 on the Billboard Top 200, giving the band their highest debut since 1977.
Skynyrd is known for hits like "Free Bird," "Simple Man," Gimme Three Steps," "Sweet Home Alabama," and many more.
Drake White will open for Lynyrd Skynyrd, starting at 9:30 PM on the Coke Stage June 13th.
White is an aspiring singer songwriter living in Nashville, TN. The Hokes Bluff, Alabama native has a very different country feel with a freestyle twist on many of his original songs. He ad-libs throughout a show phrasing rhythmic lyrics as his entertaining live show unfolds. The 27 year old credits many country, blues, rock, freestyle and bluegrass influences with helping to form his musical sound that is unique in its own way.
Reggae at its best!
Steel Pulse is one of Britain's greatest reggae bands. They started out playing authentic roots reggae with touches of jazz and Latin music, and earned a substantial audience worldwide. Their 1978 debut, Hands worth Revolution, is still regarded by many critics as a landmark and a high point of British reggae. By the late '80s, Steel Pulse had won a Grammy and was working full-fledged crossover territory. They subsequently returned to a tough-minded, rootsy sound and have added touches of dance hall and hip-hop along the way.
Steel Pulse will jam on the Bud Light Stage, Saturday, June 15th at 7:30 PM.
Star Seating is available for the Jake Owen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dierks Bentley, Brandy, and Newsboys performances. On sale now for $20 in addition to admission!
Learn more at www.RiverbendFestival.comTuesday, February 5 2013, 08:40 AM EST
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SHEILA MacRAE DIES
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) -- The second Alice Kramden has died. Actress Sheila MacRae died Thursday in Englewood, New Jersey, at the age of 92. Her daughter says MacRae died of old age. MacRae is probably best known for playing Alice on "The Jackie Gleason Show" from 1966 to 1970. Audrey Meadows played Alice in the 1950s version of "The Honeymooners." MacRae also played Madelyn Richmond on "General Hospital.'"'
Sound of Sheila MacRae and her then-husband Gordon MacRae, singing "Love is a Simple Thing." Sheila MacRae has died at 92.
MAX CHARLES - "MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN"
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The boy who voices Sherman in the film "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" is just a regular kid. Ten-year-old Max Charles says he got a basketball hoop for Christmas, so he plays a lot of basketball. He also rides his bike and skateboards. Charles says he likes that Sherman sort of looks like him. He says the animators gave Sherman the same facial expressions he did when he was doing the voice.
Max Charles says he likes that Sherman looks a little bit like him.
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Max Charles says he has a favorite scene from "Mr. Peabody and Sherman."
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Max Charles says he's a normal 10-year-old.
WES ANDERSON USES ODD TECHNIQUES FOR NEW FILM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Film audiences who see "The Grand Budapest Hotel" directed by Wes Anderson might be struck at how old-fashioned some of his techniques are. Anderson mixes in miniatures and he filmed a chase scene with figurines. Anderson says he sees "a great deal of artificiality" in James Bond movies, and we accept that style of special effects as reality. Anderson says miniatures and animations are like magic tricks with a certain charm and he assumes that everyone knows his films are "a kind of a concoction."
NEW YORK (AP) -- The battle of the Persians versus the Greeks wins the battle of the box office. The film "300: Rise of an Empire" brought in $45.1 million in its opening weekend, putting it at number one. It's a sequel to the 2007 film "300." "Mr. Peabody and Sherman" made its debut in second with $32.5 million. Last week's number one, "Non-Stop," came in third with $15.4 million. "The Lego Movie" was fourth, "Son of God" was fifth and "The Monuments Men" was in sixth. Thanks to its best picture win at the Oscars, "12 Years A Slave" saw a resurgence, with $2.2 million in sales, even though it came out on DVD last week.
AP correspondent Margie Szaroleta reports the sequel to "300" outsold the movie remake of a 50's and '60s cartoon.
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Excerpt of Sullivan Stapleton in scene from "300: Rise of an Empire"
SCHOOL WILL STAGE MUSICAL VERSION OF "CARRIE"
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- A suburban Detroit school is standing by its decision to stage a musical version of the Stephen King book "Carrie." Parents have complained that it's an inappropriate choice for a spring musical for North Farmington High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan. One parent calls it "arrogant" and "insensitive" to put on a show that ends with a mass murder in a high school. Principal Joe Greene says the musical is a way of looking at the impact of bullying and mental illness.
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