Monday, September 1, 2014

All That Jazz: The Lost Fingers

Lose A Finger?
Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz Presents
2014/2015 Season Opening Night with The Lost Fingers
The Canadian Gypsy Jazz Evening Kicks Off
The 14th Season of the Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles
Friday, September 19, 2014

Fall is here, want to know what to do September 19th in Los Angeles?
Jazz Hands! That's what's happening!!!
Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) presents the 2014/2015 Season Opening Night with The Lost Fingers on Friday, September 19, 2014. The evening, made complete with an opening reception, kicks off the 14th season of TRK’s public performing arts series at the innovative performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles. The Quebec-based and award-winning headliner, The Lost Fingers, is known for transforming pop/rock classics into Django Reinhardt-style gypsy jazz, with a hint of blue grass, taking listeners on a musical journey through reinterpretations from AC/DC to Earth, Wind and Fire; from Deee-Lite to Dolly Parton and Daft Punk. This will be The Lost Fingers’ Los Angeles debut as a quartet, featuring vocalist Valérie Amyot (a finalist on La Voix, Quebec's version of the popular American TV show, The Voice). The band previously performed at TRK in 2010 as a trio, before Amyot joined the group. TRK’s 2014/2015 Season Opening Night with The Lost Fingers is made possible with the support of the Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles

Pre-show reception sponsored by The Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles and Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles.

The show will start at 7:30pm and will take place at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90064 (310.286.0553). Tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for students and include an opening reception that starts at 7:00pm. For more information on this event, please visit TRK’s event page here and the Facebook Event Page here. Tickets are available online here. To learn more about Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, please visit

Th e Lost Fingers, Jazz/Swing/Django/Pop/Rock/Symphony – 

The Lost Fingers, a Canadian gypsy jazz music group formed in Quebec City, are composed of Alex Morissette(backing vocals, upright bass), François Rioux (guitar), Valérie Amyot (lead vocals), and Byron “Maiden” Mikaloff (backing vocals, guitar). The band’s name was inspired by gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, who lost the use of two fingers following a fire.
The band takes listeners on a entertaining musical journey, offering unique arrangements of Daft Punk, Anna Kendrick, Earth, Wind and Fire, Guns and Roses, Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul, and Technotronic. Their high-energy show attracts a wide range of music lovers, pop-culture aficionados, and even conservative jazz experts. They have sold over 400,000 albums across the world, including their Canadian double-platinum selling debut,Lost in the 80s (2008), and gold selling Rendez-vous Rose (2009). Also in 2009, the group was nominated for two Juno Awards (in the categories Fan Choice and Album of the Year), based on the success of their debut release. The band’s sixth album, Wonders of the World (2014), was released earlier this year.

The Lost Fingers have toured Canada, from coast to coast, and have performed in over 22 different countries including the US, Russia, France, Spain, Lithuania, Turkey, United Emirates, New Caledonia, and Colombia. They’ve shared the stage with a long list of top-selling artists, most notably Celine Dion on TV’s Star Academie. They have also collaborated and performed with respected jazz/studio musicians, including the belated George Harrison's favorite guitarist, Robin Nolan; Elton John's band leader/guitarist, John Jorgenson; and the guitar virtuoso, Andreas Oberg.

“The Lost Fingers blew the roof off the tent. What a performance!!! They were absolutely outstanding.”   
Jan Riley, PEI Jazz & Blues Artistic Director

Get the 411 at:
• Facebook Event Page –
• The Lost Fingers Official Site – 

Friday, August 29, 2014

It's "Freak Show" Friday !

Step Right Up, It's Time For The "Freak Show"
I contemplated doing a post about some wedding that happened this past weekend, but honestly while I would like to congratulate Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, I find the latest promotional teasers for American Horror Story: Freak Show more exciting!

Although I must also give Brad and Angelina credit for being clever enough to have their wedding on a weekend while a major awards show, The Emmy's, was happening to help keep it hush hush and under the radar and all.

These promos are getting me really excited for October 8th on FX. In case you didn't know the month of Halloween and all things spooky is my Christmas and I'd like to thank the powers that be for giving us horror fans this present for the past three years, and now a fourth.

Looking at the image recently released by The Hollywood Reporter above sends my imagination into overdrive.

Here's hoping that Tod Browning's Freaks plays a major influence on this "Freak Show!"

Check out the latest freaky teaser trailer below. I can't wait!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Eric Himan @ Room 5

One of my favorite singer/songwriters, Eric Himan took to the Room 5 stage in Los Angeles, CA last night for his Everything To You Tour.

As usual Eric gave 110% and the audience loved the show, of course! I would like to give a special shout out to the fan who requested Mr. Himan sing his hit song Red Hot Tears since it happens to be my personal favorite by him. Thanks Dude!

Enough of this already let's check out the photos this fan took of the evening, shall we?

Getting Set-Up For A Great Show!!!

Red Hot Tears

Look, It's Eric Performing!

Eric And A Fan

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Carrie Borzillo Is One Of The "Ex-Wives Of Rock"

Rocker Ex-Wife: Carrie Borzillo
Check it readers, Ms. Carrie Borzillo who did a Cherry Bomb Ass interview here on Entertain Me about her book Nirvana: In The Words of the People Who Were There is going to be on the series Ex-Wives Of Rock - and she is giving back at the same time.

Jump here to our interview:

Keep calm and Carrie on...

Author/Journalist Carrie Borzillo will appear on Season 3 of the reality television show, Ex-Wives of Rock which premieres Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Canada's Slice network ( A U.S. airdate on Fuse TV is TBA.

Borzillo is the ex-wife of Drummer Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson).

Ex-Wives of Rock stars Bobbie Brown (Warrant's Cherry Pie video vixen, ex-wife of Warrant's late-singer Jani Lane, and ex-fiancé of Motley Crüe's Tommy Lee); Sharise Neil (ex-wife of Motley Crüe's Vince Neil); Athena Kottak (Tommy Lee's sister and ex-wife of Scorpions' James Kottak) and Blue Dixon (ex-wife of Warrant's Jerry Dixon). The show is narrated by Shannon Tweed (wife of KISS bassist Gene Simmons).

According to Slice's websiteone episode that Borzillo appears in is titled Higher Ground (airdate: Sept. 7) and is described as: "Athena's regrets over moving back in with James forces her to seek some much-needed help. New friend and rocker ex-wife Carrie Borzillo drinks with Sharise, and a few things get said which could land them both in trouble."

Borzillo, who got her start as a rock journalist at age 17 in her home state of Connecticut, and was named 2009 Music Journalist of the Year by NARIP (National Association of Recording Industry Professionals), is the author of three sex, drugs and rock-and-roll books. Her books include: former porn star Tera Patrick's Sinner Takes All: A Memoir of Love & Porn Borzillo's personal rock-chick self-help guide to life,Cherry Bomb: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Better Flirt, a Tougher Chick, and a Hotter Girlfriend, and to Living Life Like a RockStar and her first rock book, Eyewitness Nirvana: The Day by Day Chronicles which has been reissued in several languages and countries over the past 14 years, including the latest collectors' edition, 2014's Nirvana: In The Words of the People Who Were There, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's tragic suicide on April 5, 1994.

Borzillo continues to promote her Nirvana book to help spread awareness of suicide prevention. For National Suicide Prevention Week Sept. 7-13, 2014 and World Suicide Prevention Day Sept. 10, 2014.
Borzillo is offering signed copies of her book for $15 (including shipping and handling) in the U.S., with 50% of sales benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). For the Canadian market where Ex-Wives of Rock Season 3 is debuting on Slice, she is offering her book for $25 Canadian with 50% of sales benefiting the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP).
While all of her books are available anywhere books are sold, the SIGNED books for CHARITY can only be purchased on the author's website at

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Backstory: Dolly Parton

Keep Calm & Dolly Parton


Alright all of you Dolly Parton fans, here it is the insider look into all that is Dolly you have been waiting for...Yee Haw!

 Dolly Parton, who recently just wrapped up a highly successful world tour, shows no signs of slowing down.  Dolly’s latest release Blue Smoke – The Best Of  is Dolly’s best career charting album, debuting at Number 6 and rising to Number 2 over the past several weeks and still remains in the Top 10.

Great American Country’s Backstory: Dolly Parton celebrates one of country music's most beloved and iconic artists.  From her impoverished childhood in the Smoky Mountains to the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry, Dolly Parton's rise to fame reads like a Tennessee fairytale. But music is only a part of Dolly's extraordinary resume. She's a world-class actress, best-selling author, dedicated philanthropist and a savvy businesswoman who's been charting her own course for decades. Tune-In to GAC and catch an insider’s look at the life and times of the most awarded female in country music.

Air dates for this one-hour special are:
  • August 29, 2014 5:00 PM ET
  • September 10, 2014 2:00 PM ET
  • September 20, 2014 10:00 PM ET
  • September 21, 2014 2:00 AM ET
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Monday, August 25, 2014

AHS: Matt Bomer Joins The "Freak Show"

Take A Bite: Matt Bomer
American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.”

AHS just got a lot sexier with the addition The Normal Heart and Magic Mike actor, Matt Bomer.

No details on what he will be playing just yet, but judging from the fourth season synopsis of the show above he is in for a horrific time!

American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, who directed Bomer in The Normal Heart states: “I sent him a text that said, ‘First right of refusal, here’s the role.’ It’s very…warped.”

Awesome! I can't wait! The show also features returning cast members, Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson, Gabourey Sidibe and Evan Peters as well as Bomer other guest stars include, Michael Chiklis, Wes Bentley, Patti LaBelle.

What a cast!!!

Also there is a creepy new teaser out for the show that premieres Wednesday October 8th, on the usual channel FX.

A quite inventive use of a forked tongue I must say...

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sweetie Darling: Absolutely Fabulous The Movie

"Sweetie, don't you need some help, or something?"

Saffy: Where are you going?
Edina: New York.
Saffy: I didn't think they let people with drug convictions in.
Edina: Darling, it's not a conviction.
Patsy: Just a firm belief!

Get ready it's time to celebrate with a shot and a line, more news comes from Jennifer Saunders regarding the Absolutely Fabulous feature film and it goes something like this...

Sometime earlier this year, Saunders confirmed that she had started writing the script for an Absolutely Fabulous movie. With a release aimed for the end of 2015. Well she recently made another announcement regarding it, that is a awesome news to fans like myself.

Saunders has leaked that the show’s original cast will be back to play their roles in the film, and hopefully every star who made a cameo appearance in the show’s five-season run will appear as well.  “I haven’t got the storyline completely sorted out yet,” she said, “but I want to cast everyone who has ever been in the show in it.”
Have A Drink, Kate Moss

Wow! So hopefully we will get to see the likes of: Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Helena Bonham Carter and Sir Elton John, bringing their fabulous selves back to the film! 


Time for another celebratory shot and a line, Woo Hoo! I am looking forward to an Absolutely Fabulous 2015!

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