Several Concert Venues Compete For Entertainment Dollars

Katy Perry to Perform at Hollywood Bowl Charity Concert

By James Montgomery (@positivnegativ) Clips of Nirvana ‘s legendary “Live and Loud” performance have been floating around on the Internet nearly as long as there’s been an Internet … though they certainly don’t give you a true feel for just how raucous and raw the show at Seattle’s Pier 48 truly was. To rectify that, MTV’s full “Live and Loud” concert is being released on September 24, both as a standalone DVD and as part of the deluxe, 20th-anniversary reissue of Nirvana’s In Utero album . It gives fans their first chance to witness the full, hour-plus set, not to mention exclusive, never-before-seen rehearsal footage … all of which captures the band operating at the peak of their powers. Last week, we unveiled moments of the “Live and Loud” performance, and today, we’re bringing you a pair of those rehearsal clips: “Very Ape” and “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter.” Shot on the same day as the show (at least judging by Nirvana’s onstage outfits), the footage captures both the band you know, and the one you probably don’t. The former is, of course, the surly, downright serious side of the band, and it’s on display here: Witness Kurt Cobain’s sarcastic jab at the show’s director during sound check “We’re just going to stand here until someone tells us to play” which directly precedes him launching into the curdling opening chords of “Shifter.” But the latter is, too. Turns out, Nirvana weren’t all doom and gloom, a fact those who knew them always seem to point out. Cobain spends the first portion of their “Very Ape” rehearsal absent-mindedly pounding on a drum kit located behind Dave Grohl, Par Smear jokes with bassist Krist Novoselic, and somebody has placed a ball cap on the head of the winged, transparent anatomical figure that graces the In Utero album cover. They’re not exactly sunny moments, but they certainly aren’t surly, either. In short, these rehearsal moments help paint the full picture … one that, for nearly 20 years has been incomplete.

School Spotlight: Princeton High School Concert Choir

PAUL, Minn. To celebrate students returning to school, Classical MPR is launching School Spotlight. Each Tuesday in September, an outstanding student music ensemble will be featured on Classical MPR. Watch for other ensembles to be highlighted throughout the school year. Through School Spotlight, Classical MPR hopes to share the great music being made in Minnesota schools. The audio featured today is from the 2013 MMEA mid-winter clinic performance of the Princeton High School Concert Choir, directed by Mark Potvin. 7:15 a.m. Glory to God from Messiah by Georg Friedrich Handel 7:15 p.m. Zum Sanctus from Deutsche Messe D. 872 by Franz Schubert The Princeton High School (PHS) Concert Choir is a select ensemble of about 56 singers in grades 10-12, and it meets every day for 65 minutes. Given how dedicated the participants must be to commit so much time, it is no wonder that in the last ten years this group has performed more than once at the Minnesota Music Educators Association mid-winter clinic, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) of Minnesota convention, and the Choral Arts Finale at Orchestra Hall. The ensemble has now been invited to perform at the 2014 North Central Division of ACDA in Des Moines, where its program will consist entirely of dances written and arranged by composers from the early sixteenth century to the present.

THE SIMILARLY SIZED – PINNACLE – HAS BOOKED BIG NAMES LIKE MICHAEL BUBLE AND PINK. A LONGER LOOK aOUT – SHOWS CONCERTS WITH THE EAGLES, MIRANDA LAMBERT, JOHN MAYER AND ELTON JOHN AMONG OTHERS.( we know from artists and we’ve heard from them, they want to play a new arena, they want to try a new place out any many of the artists they’ve announced have already played this facility.) THAT’S TRUE FOR CHER – WHO PLAYED THE CENTURYLINK’S FIRST BIG CONCERT aEVER – BACK IN 2003. BON JOVI – WHO aWILL PLAY IN LINCOLN … ROCKED OMAHA AT THIS SHOW IN aAUGUST. AND MECA’S SPENT aMILLIONS ON RENOVATIONS TO THE CENTURYLINK… LIKE THIS NEW SCOREBOARD – WITH WORLD- CLASS RESOLUTION. SET UP FOR THE RIVER CITY RODEO MONDAY… WITH KEITH URBAN, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, MACKLEMORE AND RYAN LEWIS, GEORGE STRAIT AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE – ON THE LINK’S FUTURE ROSTER.( NATS: hockey ) SKATING SOUTH – RALSTON’S 35-HUNDRED SEAT ARENA HOUSES TEAMS SEVERAL LOCAL aTEAMS LIKE THE LANCERS. FOR SPECIAL EVENTS: MANAGERS LOOK FOR UNIQUE, DIVERSE OPTIONS – AND SO FAR THEY CALL IT A SUCCESS.( I’m really looking down the road and growing their fan base and growing our base in general. ) BOTH RALSON aAND THE LINK WILL LOSE TEAMS FROM U-N-O TO aTHEIR NEW ARENA IN 2015. BOTH SAY THEY WISH THE BEST FOR THE MAVERICKS. ALL THIS THOUGH: MAKING FOR MORE AGGRESSIVE GAME – TO KEEP VENUE’S ROSTERS – FULL. AND ALL THE ARENAS WE TALKED ABOUT HAVE MORE EVENTS SCHEUDLED – WE JUST COULD NOT GET TO.

Nirvana performs during Live and Loud on December 13, 1993

Tweet Photo credit: DJDM/WENN Katy Perry is set to headline a benefit concert that will be held at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 23, one day after her ” Prism ” album drops. Some of the proceeds of the concert called “Katy Perry’s: We Can Survive” will benefit Young Survival Coalition, a global organization that aids young women with breast cancer. Perry will be joined by some of her favorite artists at the show, which the promoters have said will be her only concert appearance this year. The 28-year-old pop star has invited Sara Bareilles , Ellie Goulding , Tegan and Sara and Kacey Musgraves . “These are all very powerful women that I really respect and look up to, and I wanted them to come together to promote this supportive message and have a fantastic night full of great music,” Perry said of her involvement at the concert on Monday, September 23. “There’s so many great acts in this lineup. And I get to play a lot of songs off the record that will have come out the night before.” Tickets for the show go on sale on Friday, September 27 at 10:00 A.M. PT through Ticketmaster. Pre-sale for Citi Thank You card members begins on Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00 A.M. PT, including VIP packages and access to Perry’s pre-concert sound check. AceShowbiz.com