Yesterday afternoon, pop superstar and American Idol winner Kris Allen came to Robert Frost Middle School in Los Angeles to kick off Starburst's Music With The Masters Series; which benefits the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. The first of three events held in various cities over the coming months included Allen performing his hit single "Live Like We're Dying" with the school band and walking them on a tour through his musical history.
The presentation also featured Allen covering some of his favorite songs throughout time (including Coolio's "Gangstas Paradise" and to "keep the crowds interested," "Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears). He capped the presentation by performing his new hit "The Vision of Love." To top off the event, in conjunction with Starburst, he donated the piano used in both music video and his performance to the school. Overall, the event served as a great kick off to the series in conjunction with which Starburst is donated $250k to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
This is not the normal wine and cheese tasting. There will be no disposable tray of stale cheese with last week’s wine to wash it down. The Wine Connextion, located in North Andover, MA, has taken their new October campaign wine sampling to the next level with “S3” (Saturday Sampling Series).
First of all, the Wine Connextion wants their customers to be interactive in the store’s wine purchasing process. Now this is not something you can put on your resume but on sampling days, new wines will be presented and the customer’s feedback dictates what makes it on the shelf. What can you the customer look forward to during the Saturday Sampling Series? Try some of the newest wine on the market, the most incredible deals in the state and, because you shouldn’t drink on an empty stomach, guest will also sample some wonderful haute bites from restaurants such as Phat Cats Bistro, 15 Walnut, Glory Restaurant and past contender for The Next Food Network Star, Tom Grella.
MTV has decided to air the eight-episode addiction documentary, “Gone Too Far,” hosted by the late DJ AM, a.k.a. Adam Goldstein. The upcoming reality documentary follows the lives of young adults in their early to mid twenties addicted to drugs and alcohol and their attempts at recovery. The show follows the young adults and their relationships with their friends and family through their recovery processes. DJ AM acts as both the documentary host and self-shoots a majority of the footage of the addicts, their recovery, and the later updates on their respective successes or setbacks.
Michael Jackson has confirmed a 10 show concert series at London's O2 arena during a press conference at the venue, describing it as the "final curtain call."
As befitting the legendary King of Pop, hundreds of screaming fans turned up for the announcement alongside a swell of media, after promoters AEG Live posted a message on the 23,000-capacity venue's Web site inviting people to attend.
"Thank you all... this is it," said Jackson. "I just wanted to say, these will be my final show performances in London. When I say this is it, it really means this is it. I'll be performing the songs my fans want to hear. This is it, this is really it, this is the final curtain call." Perhaps my journalistic prowess is causing me to read too far into things, but I think he might be trying to say that this will be his final show.