This week’s home video releases are anchored by a much-hyped project from writer-director Richard Linklater.
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Recently Katy Perry visited with U.S. troops in New York. Fans will get a chance to see Perry on the big screen when her 3D movie, “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” hits theaters over the July 4 weekend. For more information, check out this video:
I recently interviewed guitarist Joe Satriani for the Reno Gazette-Journal. He’s performing in Reno on Jan. 14. If you’re a fan of his music, check out the story here: http://www.rgj.com/article/20110107/ENT02/101070312/1056/ENT/Satriani-proves-success-is-possible-minus-stereotypes
Smash Mouth bassist Paul De Lisle says it doesn’t matter if the band is playing a festival, a club or even a free show at an outdoor mall, as it will Saturday night at Legends at Sparks Marina.
“We’ve played in the weirdest places and the weirdest situations,” De Lisle said. “It honestly doesn’t matter to us, man. If we’re gigging, we’re happy. “We approach every show the same way.”
Click here for full story: http://rgj.com/article/20090731/ENT02/907310313/1056/ENT/A-sunny-outlook-for-Smash-Mouth
When the Reno Philharmonic played its first concert on Aug. 3, 1969, then-music-director Gregory Stone rolled out a lush program populated solely by George Gershwin tunes.
This weekend, in celebration of the philharmonic’s 40th anniversary, new music director and conductor Laura Jackson is taking the orchestra back to its roots. Her first program as artistic leader of the orchestra is an all-Gershwin affair featuring guest vocalist Anita Johnson and Reno pianist Jim Winn.
Don’t expect Bob Babbitt to hang up his bass any time soon. The veteran musician, best known for playing on Motown hits during the late 1960s and early 1970s, says his instrument is a “fountain of youth.”
“My sister once said to me, ‘Bob, are you ever gonna retire?’ And you know what I said to her? ‘What makes you think I work?’ I don’t care what you do, if you honestly and truly love it, it’s not work.”
So, Babbitt keeps playing, and Aug. 1 he’ll be in Reno to close the 2009 Artown festival with a free performance by his band, the Funk Brothers.
Click here for full story: http://rgj.com/article/20090726/ENT/907260302/1056/Funk-Brothers-carry-Motown-tradition-to-close-of-Artown