Arts, Music & Shows
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07.27.2010 at 2:15 pm by Amy
Gorillaz fans may or may not be aware that while the music’s very real, the band itself isn’t – at least not in the way we think of bands. Gorillaz is a musical project created by musician Damon Albarn and cartoonist Jamie Hewlett, complete with four virtual band members who play on screen – but don’t exist in real life. According to Hewlett, the inspiration for the band came about as a way to comment on the lack of substance found in pop culture. Ironic, considering that their music would become a massive part of that pop culture!
Regardless, cartoon or not, their success is undeniable, and they’ll likely be coming to a city near you sometime this year! So far the announced tour dates include Australia and the U.K., but dates for North America and Asia are expected to be announced soon. If you’ve never seen a Gorillaz concert, we can assure you that Damon Albarn and his musical friends, along with plenty of video animation and artwork, will entertain in a big – and very real – way.
07.26.2010 at 8:15 pm by Amy
Elton John and Lee Hall, authors of the acclaimed Broadway musical Billy Elliot, are exciting theater fans all over again with the announcement of a new musical collaboration based on George Orwell’s well-known novel Animal Farm.
The license to go ahead with the project took considerable time and effort to acquire, but it’s done, and Hall is now “deep into it, writing songs for pigs and other four-legged friends.”
Considering Hall and John’s success with Billy Elliot, which amassed Olivier and Tony awards, as well as Oscar nominations for the screen version, there’s good reason to eagerly anticipate their stage version of Orwell’s classic tale of Napoleon the pig.
Current estimates put the show about two years away, however. In the meantime, we’re willing to bet there are a few amazing plays out there you haven’t seen yet. What do you think? Check the selection here in our theater ticket marketplace!
07.26.2010 at 7:35 pm by Amy
There’s plenty of headlines a blogger never expects to write, like “Toddler Tantrum Causes House Collapse” or “Yorkshire Terrier Admitted Into Stanford.” (Granted, those would be interesting headlines.) But every once in a while, one of those stories really does fall into your lap, as in the case of the Kings of Leon concert this past Friday night. Three songs into their show at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis, pooping pigeons caused the band to pack it up and call it quits. Sound ridiculous? Apparently not. With a plethora of pigeons relieving themselves from the rafters, it was determined that conditions were hazardous and unsanitary, and after one managed a particularly targeted shot onto bassist Jared Followill’s face, that was enough to end it.
We’re still listening for news on reschedules or other decisions by the band, and we’re definitely hoping to see an announcement that makes for happy fans. But for now, we at least get a headline that makes for entertaining blog posts…
07.12.2010 at 6:24 pm by Amy
At least this one has a happy ending. For Jon Bon Jovi in New Jersey this past Friday, the end of the show involved an unfortunate hamstring injury on stage, but the show must – and did – go on. After ending on a rousing “Living on a Prayer,” the rest of the band helped him off stage in a heartwarming display. With luck, this won’t affect the rest of the tour, and he’s saying it won’t. We hope he’s right!
Congrats, Jon, on sticking it out for the fans, and feel better very soon.
06.24.2010 at 12:48 pm by Amy
Fans of the hit dancing show “So You Think You Can Dance” might remember an amazing guest dance troupe performing on last week’s results show. You probably marveled at the artistry, but did you make a note of what that performance was from? We did! (Or we wouldn’t be writing about it now.)
The routine was “That’s Life” from the hit Broadway musical “Come Fly Away,” danced by Tony award nominees Karine Plantadit and Keith Roberts. The musical itself is phenomenal, featuring the smooth tunes of Frank Sinatra, and paired with the acclaimed choreography of Twyla Tharp (of “Movin’ Out” fame.)
The show is big, it’s romantic, it’s star-studded and filled with the undeniable energy of big band and swing. Don’t miss it – and don’t settle for second-rate seats! Coast to Coast has Come Fly Away tickets for shows currently through 2011.
06.24.2010 at 12:40 pm by Amy
With so many late-night entertainment shows to choose from, it’s easy to think they’re all the same. But fans of Chelsea Handler know that she’s the real deal – smart, sassy, and sarcastic, and anything but a one-trick pony. Her talk show, “Chelsea Lately,” provides a hilarious and refreshing look at celebrity culture, and as the highest-rated profgram on the E! television network, it seems she’s here to stay.
In addition to her successful show, she’s also an acclaimed author, with three best-sellers under her belt including Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, and My Horizontal Life. Twitter users know her for her snappy one-liners, and she’s graced the waves of internet TV in the popular MSN online web series “In The Motherhood.”
If this is your first time hearing about Chelsea, you’ve got a lot to catch up on – but luckily for you, she may be coming to your town this summer! Check out our selection of Chelsea Handler tickets here, and with luck you can see her in person and up close!
06.24.2010 at 12:11 pm by Amy
Last time in this spot we talked about U2’s postponed tour. This time, we’re looking at a tour that’s just as legendary, but the news is a while lot better (contrary to what the name of the tour might indicate). Slash, of Guns N’ Roses fame, has been a guitar icon for decades, and this fall, he’s bringing his unique brand of awesome to cities across the US, starting with San Francisco and moving on from there.
This tour will bring to the West Coast and other areas a chance to see Slash supporting what’s being called by many his first true solo project, and the reception since its release has been extremely favorable. Slash is expected to play a mix of old and new, so the concerts should give a well-rounded look at the talent that landed him a recent star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
We have the tickets to get you front and center, so keep an eye on our Slash concert tickets page as more tickets are released!
06.20.2010 at 2:53 pm by Amy
(That was easy, wasn’t it?)
06.07.2010 at 7:40 pm by Amy
Basketball fans, the most exciting time of the season is here – the NBA Finals! Just like last year’s Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers will be representing the Western Conference, though the Eastern Conference will be represented by the Boston Celtics – their second trip to the Finals in three years. With the Lakers determined to retain the title, and the Celtics hoping to wrest it away, passions will be running extra high in the 2010 NBA Finals. Though there’s no way of knowing which team will win, it’s a safe bet that this series won’t disappoint, and tickets will be harder than ever to find. Grab your 2010 NBA Finals tickets while they last and experience history in the making!
Not sure whether a game will be played? Just hold onto the tickets and call us for return information, and you’ll receive a refund for unplayed games. You can feel secure buying from Coast to Coast!
05.07.2010 at 1:52 pm by Amy
After going over all the entries, we narrowed the field to six yesterday – then down to one today!
So without further ado, we’d like to congratulate Daniel Abrigg on winning the $200 gift card prize in our Graphic Design contest, and thank everyone who submitted entries. It was close, and we liked different things about each one of the final six, but Daniel’s old-western themed design really stood out to us.
Daniel has won a $200 gift card to Coast to Coast, and CTC Facebook fans will see his graphic on our Facebook page later today!