Thursday, April 19, 2012

DANNY TREJO, ACE FREHLEY, TRACI LORDS Added to DAYS OF THE DEAD Horror Convention in Indianapolis (July 6-8)

It is with GREAT honor that DAYS OF THE DEAD announces the addition of actor and genre icon, DANNY TREJO, to the guest roster for DAYS OF THE DEAD III in Indianapolis, IN, July 6th-8th at the Wyndham Indianapolis West.

Trejo has become a prolific actor in both films and television, acting alongside some of Hollywood's most famous actors, including Jean-Claude Van Damme, Johnny Depp, Al Pacino,Nicolas Cage, Charles Bronson, George Clooney, John Malkovich, Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, Val Kilmer, and Antonio Banderas. Trejo has often appeared in five or more movies per year in various genres. Major releases in which he has acted include MacheteBlood in Blood OutAnimal FactoryBubble BoyAnacondaMarked for DeathxXxDesperadoOnce Upon a Time in MexicoHeat,From Dusk till DawnCon AirSix Days Seven NightsSpy KidsThe Replacement KillersAnchorman: The Legend of Ron BurgundyPredatorsUrban JusticeThe Devil's RejectsValley of Angels,Delta FarceGrindhouseRob Zombie's Halloween and Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror.

Most recently, Trejo starred at the title lead in Robert Rodriguez's critically acclaimed, Machete, alongside Jessica Alba, Don Johnson, Robert DeNiro and Michelle Rodrguez. Presently, Trejo is filming the sequel, Machete Kills.

You wanted the GOT the best! In response to repeated requests from fans, it is with great pleasure that announce the return of rock legend, guitar icon, and former KISS member, ACE FREHLEY

ACE FREHLEY is known around the world as a founding member and lead guitarist for the legendary rock band KISS. He masterminded and embodied the persona of the "Space Ace" when the band shocked the planet with costumes, makeup, and exploding theatrics! Frehley was a crucial member of KISS from its inception in 1973 until his
departure in 1982.

Frehley has since resumed recording and performing worldwide. On September 15, 2009, he released the album, "Anomaly," to rave reviews. Greg Schwartz from has this to say about the album, "It's

 that musical depth and the lyrical maturity demonstrated in tunes like "Change the World" that puts Ace light years
beyond the current version of KISS..." The CD debuted at #27 on Billboard's charts and was followed by tours of the United States, Europe, and Australia.



  Also added to DAYS OF THE DEAD arelegendary starlet, TRACI LORDS, original Metallica bassist and founding member, RON MCGOVNEY, and Powerman 5000 front man and founder, SPIDER ONE! These new additions join previously announced guests which include DICK MILLER, DAVID PROWSE, BILL MOSELEY, JOHN WATERS, and MORE!



You can already pre-order your discount Weekend Passes and VIP Passes for DAYS OF THE DEAD: INDIANAPOLIS!

VIP Passes for this show will once again be limited to only 100. Last year's VIP Passes sold out well in advance, and this year's VIP package has even more perks for the fans making it the best premium ticket on the convention circuit. VIP Passes include:

  • - Admission to all 3 days of the DAYS OF THE DEAD event
  • - Entry to the event 1 hour before the general public (all 3 days)
  • - Six (6) month subscription to Fangoria Magazine
  • - One (1) FREE guest autograph of your choice
  • - One (1) FREE DAYS OF THE DEAD limited edition art print
  • - One (1) FREE Texas Chainsaw Massacre inspired limited edition art print
  • - Exclusive admission to the Saturday Night VIP Soiree
  • - Exclusive DAYS OF THE DEAD VIP Goody Bag
  • - Preferred seating to all events throughout the weekend
  • - Limited edition DAYS OF THE DEAD VIP T-Shirt
  • - Limited edition DAYS OF THE DEAD Lanyard and Badge 

VIP Passes WILL. SELL. OUT. so don't delay! You can get yours by visiting:


Vendor space for DAYS OF THE DEAD III in Indianapolis, IN  are ALMOST SOLD OUT! Just under a dozen tables are still available for what is promising to be a very exciting and well attended show!

Don't miss your opportunity to reach tons of horror fans from all over the country as DAYS OF THE DEAD returns to Indianapolis, July 6th-8th, to the site that started it all!

To book your table, please visit

As you may already know, John Waters will be bringing his highly acclaimed, "This Filthy World" show to DAYS OF THE DEAD for a special one night only limited engagement. Dubbed, "THIS FILTHY WORLD: Filthier and More Horrible," Waters promises to be as comedically witty and salacious as ever, bringing an act that is often reserved for large theater houses across the world into a small and intimate setting at DAYS OF THE DEAD.

Tickets for "THIS FILTHY WORLD: Filthier and More Horrible" are ALMOST SOLD OUT!  Included with the 90 minute performance will be a special limited edition event poster designed by DAYS OF THE DEAD as well as an exclusive meet and greet with the legendary director where he will be signing FREE autographs on YOUR items as well as taking photos with fans.

Don't miss a rare opportunity to meet and greet with this legendary director in an intimate setting.
You can get your tickets for this very special event by going to clicking "TICKETS."

Brutal and Bloody Regards,
Adolfo G. Dorta

Days of the Dead

From Dusk till Con

Thursday, April 12, 2012




MAY 1 –  6, 2012

JACKSONVILLE , FL – Tickets are on sale for Cameron Mackintosh’s New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables at Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center from May 1st - 6th for eight performances only!  The all new production of Les Misérables features glorious new staging and spectacular reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo.

To purchase tickets, visit, call (904) 632-3373, or visit The Artist Series Box Office in person at 501 West State Street, Ste. #109, Jacksonville, FL 32202.  Ticket prices start at $27.00.  For more information on the production, engagement dates, and locations, please visit  For a video sneak peek of the New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, please visit

Peter Lockyer portrays the fugitive Jean Valjean.  He is joined by Andrew Varela as Javert, Timothy Gulan as Thénardier, Shawna M. Hamic as Madame Thénardier, Betsy Morgan as Fantine, Jason Forbach as Enjolras, Chasten Harmon as Éponine, Max Quinlan as Marius and Lauren Wiley as Cosette.  Erin Cearlock and Juliana Simone alternate in the role of Little Cosette/Young Éponine.  Joshua Colley and Marcus D’Angelo alternate in the role of Gavroche.

The ensemble includes Richard Todd Adams, Richard Barth, Natalie Beck, John Brink, Casey Erin Clark, Ian Patrick Gibb, Ben Gunderson, Siri Howard, Beth Kirkpatrick, Cornelia Luna, Nadine Malouf, Jordan Nichols, Weston Wells Olson, Jason Ostrowski, John Rapson, Rachel Rincione, Heather Jane Rolff, Hannah Shankman, Alan Shaw, Mavis Simpson-Ernst, Joseph Spieldenner, Joe Tokarz, Eric Van Tielen, Natalie Weiss and James Zannelli.

The performance schedule for the New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables is as follows:


MAY 1 - 6, 2012

Tuesday, May 1st at 7:30PM

Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:30PM

Thursday, May 3rd at 7:30PM

Friday, May 4th at 8:00PM

Saturday, May 5th at 2:00PM and 8:00PM

Sunday, May 6th at 1:30PM and 7:00PM

The New York Times calls Les Misérables “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” The London Times hails the new show “a five star hit, astonishingly powerful and as good as the original.”  The Star-Ledger says "a dynamically re-imagined hit.  This Les Misérables has improved with age” and NY1-TV proclaims “this new production actually exceeds the original.  The storytelling is clearer, the perspective grittier and the motivations more honest. Musical theatre fans can rejoice: Les Miz is born again.”

“I’m delighted that 25 years after Les Miz originally opened in London, the audience for this marvelous show is bigger and younger than ever before,” said producer Cameron Mackintosh.  “Over the years, I have seen many successful but visually different productions, so it has been exciting to draw inspiration from the brilliant drawings and paintings of Victor Hugo himself, integrated with spectacular projections.  The new Les Miz is a magnificent mix of dazzling images and epic staging, driving one of the greatest musical stories ever told.”

Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit.  The magnificent score of Les Misérables includes the classic songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” “One Day More,” “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables,” “Master Of The House” and many more.

Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John Caird.  The original Les Misérables orchestrations are by John Cameron with new orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke and additional orchestrations by Stephen Metcalfe and Stephen Brooker.  The production is directed by Laurence Connor and James Powell, designed by Matt Kinley inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo with costumes by Andreane Neofitou and additional costumes by Christine Rowlands, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Mick Potter, musical staging by Michael Ashcroft and projections by Fifty-Nine Productions.

Les Misérables originally opened in London at the Barbican Theatre on October 8, 1985, transferred to the Palace Theatre on December 4, 1985 and moved to its current home at the Queen’s Theatre on April 3, 2004 where it continues to play to packed houses.  When Les Misérables celebrated its 21st London birthday on October 8, 2006, it became the World’s Longest-Running Musical, surpassing the record previously held by Cats in London’s West End.

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the legendary musical Les Misérables made theatrical history with an international first - three different productions in London at the same time.  The Original Production (still

playing to packed houses at the Queen’s Theatre), the acclaimed New 25th Anniversary Production at the Barbican (where the show originally premiered) and a celebratory concert at The O2 Arena.  The O2 Concert was presented in over 500 cinemas throughout the United States on November 17, 2010 and is now available on Blu-ray DVD through Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

The Broadway production of Les Misérables originally opened at the Broadway Theatre on March 12, 1987 and transferred to the Imperial Theatre on October 17, 1990 running for 6,680 performances.  The US National Tour began in November 1987 and visited over 150 cities before closing in St. Louis, MO in 2006.  Broadway audiences welcomed Les Miz back to New York on November 9, 2006 where the show played the Broadhurst Theatre until its final performance on January 6, 2008.  To date, Les Misérables remains the 3rd longest-running Broadway production of all time.

Seen by nearly 60 million people worldwide in 42 countries and in 21 languages, Les Misérables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals ever written, with new productions continually opening around the globe, with seven more currently scheduled.  There have been 36 cast recordings of Les Misérables, including the multi-platinum London cast recording, the Grammy Award-winning Broadway cast and complete symphonic albums and the soon to be released live recording of the New 25th Anniversary Production.  The video of the 10th Anniversary Royal Albert Hall Gala Concert has sold millions of copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling musical videos ever in the UK.  There are over 2,500 productions of the Les Misérables School’s Edition scheduled or being performed by over 125,000 school children in the UK, US and Australia, making it the most successful musical ever produced in schools.  Cameron Mackintosh is currently developing the film of Les Misérables with Working Title and Universal.

Tickets for the New 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables begin at $27.00 and are available at The Artist Series Box Office at (904) 632-3373 or online at  Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 632-3228 or by emailing

To watch a video sneak peek, please visit

To order by phone with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover call
The Artist Series Box Office at
(904) 632-3373
(toll-free outside of Jacksonville 1-888-860-BWAY)

Tickets are also available online with Instant Seat Selection by visiting the The Artist Series’ website:

Wednesday, April 11, 2012



APRIL 10th - APRIL 15th

Tuesday, April 10th through Sunday, April 15th
7 performances, matinee and evening shows

Wilson Center for the Arts
Florida State College at Jacksonville’s South Campus
11901 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32246

‘Hilarious’ is the only way to describe THE MALE INTELLECT: AN OXYMORON? as Robert Dubac ransacks his brain to answer the age old question, "What do women want?"  This hit one-man show pinpoints the differences between the sexes and celebrates them with 90 minutes of non-stop laughter.  It is a multi-character comedy with Dubac playing all roles.

Tickets start at $31.50 and are on sale now by phone at (904) 632-3373 or online at  Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 632-3228 or

When the show opens, we meet "Bobby" in a very confused state having been dumped by the girl of his dreams.  Unable to understand why, he channels some not-so-wise, but hilarious, advice from his five chauvinistic mentors.  With a shrug of his shoulders or a crook of his neck Robert Dubac seamlessly transforms himself into these five alter egos; each offering their own brand of misguided advice.  They are:

THE COLONEL who insists that the key to what women want is honesty, hence all men should admit they're boneheads so they always have an out.

JEAN-MICHEL who says communication is what women want.…and communicating with double-talk and mindless metaphors is completely acceptable as long as you speak with a sexy accent.

FAST EDDIE who gives women want they want - passion!  But he doles it out from the fast lane professing men have to "love 'em fast and leave 'em first."

OLD MR. LINGER who believes women want a sense of humor.  He understands women can play hard to get.  He also understands that if a man plays hard to get – he doesn’t get anything.  Old Mr. Linger is 123 years old and believes he has discovered the secret to life - remaining single.

RONNIE CABREZZI who believes all that women want is some sensitivity.  He also thinks sharing your secrets makes you sensitive.  However, the kind of secrets he shares with his fiancé, Lucy, just piss her off.

Bobby realizes that their suggestions are worthless, but with help from his "feminine side," he is able to sift through the bad advice and discover the real answer to the age-old question, "What do women want?" - all while drinking a beer.  Brace yourself, ladies, this is how men think!  There are two types of people who should rush and see it - men and women.

THE MALE INTELLECT performances at the Wilson Center for the Arts are as follows:

Tuesday, April 10th at 7:30PM

Wednesday, April 11th at 7:30PM

Thursday, April 12th at 7:30PM

Friday, April 13th at 8:00PM

Saturday, April 14th at 5:30PM and 8:30PM

Sunday, April 15th at 2:00PM

Tickets start at $31.50.  Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 632-3228 or

To order by phone with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover call

The Artist Series Box Office at

(904) 632-3373

(toll-free outside of Jacksonville 1-888-860-BWAY)

Tickets are also available online with Instant Seat Selection by visiting the

The Artist Series’ website:

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Opening night panel on April 27 moderated by comedian Robert Klein, with participants Harold Prince, Jeff Greenfield, David Bianculli and Ben Model

Retrospective from April 27–May 27, 2012, marks Kovacs’s 60th anniversary on network television and the 50th anniversary of Here’s Edie variety show

Museum of the Moving Image and Ediad Productions, announced today a month-long retrospective from April 27 through May 27, 2012, of one of television’s most talented and beloved married couples, legendary comedian Ernie Kovacs ( and Tony Award-winning entertainer Edie Adams (

The retrospective, the first to feature the careers of both Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams, will kick off at Museum of the Moving Image in New York on Friday, April 27, with a celebrity panel discussion moderated by comedian and actor Robert Klein, and featuring legendary Broadway producer Harold Prince, newsman Jeff Greenfield, television critic David Bianculli, and guest curator Ben Model, a film and television historian and archivist for the estates of both Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams. The panel discussion will include rare clips from both performers. Daily through May 27, compilations of both Kovacs and Adams’s shows will play continuously in TV Lounge, an artwork by Jim Isermann, in the Museum’s core exhibition Behind the Screen. On May 19 and 20, a special compilation for children, “Kovacs for Kids,” will offer an introduction for families to Ernie Kovacs’s playful and endlessly inventive comedy, often filled with tricks and surprises, designed to delight audiences of all ages.

Edie Adams’s son, Josh Mills, who controls rights to the works of both his mother and Kovacs, provided the shows that will be screened and will attend the retrospective’s opening on April 27.

This retrospective coincides with two milestones in the performers’ careers. The year 2012 is the 60thanniversary of Kovacs’s network television debut on Kovacs Unlimited on CBS, and is also the 50th anniversary of Edie Adams Here’s Edie pilot which debuted on April 9, 1962 on ABC.

“Ernie Kovacs is one of the most admired and influential comic artists ever to work in the television medium,” said the Museum’s Chief Curator, David Schwartz. “His inventive, self-reflexive, boundary-breaking humor has inspired countless performers, directors, and artists. We are thrilled to present this month-long retrospective, and also thrilled that it will put a spotlight on the underrated career of Edie Adams. She was a brilliant singer, actress, and comedienne, with Kovacs and on her own.”

“Fans of Kovacs’s inventive comedy will be in for a real treat as we screen episodes of his numerous shows alongside Edie Adams’s Emmy-nominated series,” said Joshua Mills, President of Ediad Productions, which runs the Estates of both Kovacs and Adams. “Our archive has many treasures that have not been seen in 50 or more years. There should be something new to discover for fans, historians, and academics.”

Ernie Kovacs was a comic genius and a television pioneer whose inventive use of the medium inspired countless performers, directors, and video artists. In addition to creating such indelible characters as Percy Dovetonsils, Matzoh Hepplewhite, and Uncle Gruesome, Kovacs invented a distinctly modern form of comedy that playfully subverted the television medium. The gifted singer/performer Edie Adams was his on-screen partner and his wife. Kovacs and Adams first performed together on the Kovacs-hosted WPTZ show “Three to Get Ready” in Philadelphia in 1951, married in 1954, and appeared on screen consistently—on all four networks—until Kovacs’s death in 1962. While performing with her husband on television, Adams steadily built a career as a Broadway entertainer, appearing on stage with Rosalind Russell in “Wonderful Town” (1953) whose stage manager was Hal Prince. Edie’s second leading role on Broadway won her a Tony Award for her role as Daisy Mae in “Li’l Abner” (1956).

After Kovacs’s death in 1962, Adams was given the opportunity to host her own variety series Here’s Edie and later The Edie Adams Show (1963). These were half-hour shows that alternated weeks with The Sid Caesar Show and featured iconic jazz and classical performances from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Getz and Andre Previn; popular singers Sammy Davis, Jr., Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis and Nancy Wilson; comedians such as Buddy Hackett, Bob Hope, Dick Shawn and Rowan & Martin, as well as actors Peter Falk, Sir Michael Redgrave and Zsa Zsa Gabor, among others.

About Museum of the Moving Image
Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. In January 2011, the Museum reopened after a major expansion and renovation that nearly doubled its size. Accessible, innovative, and forward-looking, the Museum presents exhibitions, education programs, significant moving-image works, and interpretive programs, and maintains a collection of moving-image related artifacts.  More information at

About Ediad Productions
Formed by the late entertainer and Muriel Cigar girl Edie Adams, and currently run by her son Joshua Mills, Ediad Productions is home to what is likely the largest independent archive of early American television in existence. With more than 150 half-hours of content from legendary comedian Ernie Kovacs, as well as two seasons of Edie Adams' prime time variety show from the mid-1960s, Ediad Productions is a treasure trove of classic popular entertainment. Titles in the archive include “The Ernie Kovacs Show,” “Ernie in Kovacsland,” “Take A Good Look” (clues), the Kovacs specials for ABC, “The Edie Adams Show,” “Here's Edie!” and much more. Ediad Productions is the go-to archive for television, digital & mobile entertainment content and is based in Los Angeles, California.

All programs take place at Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street), in Astoria, New York. Unless otherwise noted, screenings are included with Museum admission.

Panel Discussion: Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams
With Robert Klein, Harold Prince, Jeff Greenfield, David Bianculli, and Ben Model

Friday, April 27, 7:00 p.m.

Highlights of the retrospective and rare archival clips of Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams will be shown during a celebrity panel discussion featuring legendary Broadway producer Harold Prince, newsman Jeff Greenfield, television critic David Bianculli, comedian and actor Robert Klein (moderator), and Ben Model, film and television historian and archivist for the estates of both Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams, who curated the series.

Tickets: $15 public / $9 Museum members and Free for Silver Screen members and above.
Tickets also include admission to the Museum’s galleries (which are open until 8:00 p.m.). Advance tickets are available online at or by calling 718 777 6800.

Kovacs for Kids
Saturday, May 19, 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 20, 12:30 p.m.

Kovacs’s playful and endlessly inventive comedy, often filled with tricks and surprises, was often designed to delight audiences of all ages. This selection is a great introduction for families to the legendary comedian’s work.

From April 27 through May 27, 2012, compilations of archival material featuring Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams will play continuously in TV Lounge, an artwork by Jim Isermann, in the Museum’s core exhibition Behind the Screen.


Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, 10:30 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Closed Monday except for the following holiday opening: April 9, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Film Screenings: Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays, and as scheduled. Unless otherwise noted, screenings are included with Museum admission.

Museum Admission: $12.00 for adults; $9.00 for persons over 65 and for students with ID; $6.00 for children ages 3-18. Children under 3 and Museum members are admitted free. Admission to the galleries is free on Fridays, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tickets for special screenings and events may be purchased in advance by phone at 718 777 6800 or online.

Location: 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) in Astoria.
Subway: M (weekdays only) or R to Steinway Street.  Q (weekdays only) or N to 36 Avenue.
Program Information: Telephone: 718 777 6888; Website:

The Museum is housed in a building owned by the City of New York and its operations are made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Natural Heritage Trust (administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation). The Museum also receives generous support from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. For more information, please visit

Monday, April 2, 2012

Archaic Ornaments

Next up at Bold Hype Gallery is the very talented Beau Stanton's debut solo show in NYC, titled 'Archaic Ornaments'.  The Opening reception is Thursday April 12  6pm - 9pm. The artist will be present. Hope we see you there!

Unearthing ancient narratives from the detritus of industrial decline, where Sirens grapple with sinking ships and Sibyls predict cataclysmic events, Beau Stanton gilds his apocryphal myth with the graphical elements of creation, destruction and rebirth, inviting the viewer inside our collective unconscious ornamented by layers of chipped artifice and the rusted machinations of time.

The work combines classical oil painting with intricate silk-screened patterns inspired by pre-modern architecture, letterpress printing designs, and decayed infrastructure. To create the unifying foundation for the body of work, Stanton began exploring abandoned 19th century sites around the greater New York City area, collecting photo references, cogs and gears from Staten Island's Rossville Boat Yard, and metal and glass from Brooklyn's Dead Horse Bay. The initial studies of these artifacts were distilled into highly ornate silk-screened compositions. Finally, the pieces are fully rendered with oil paint, manipulating focus, light and perspective.

A member of the third generation of Pop Surrealism, Stanton hails from California and was influenced heavily by the Aesthetic Movement as well as Realist painters Andrew Wyeth and Alphonse Mucha. He relocated to New York after graduation in 2008, and has since been mentored by New York Pop Surrealist Ron English. He has exhibited work with Ad Hoc Art, Gallery Hijinks, Opera New York, and Last Rites Galleries. This is his debut New York solo exhibition.