Showing posts from December 30, 2011

Oh! You Pretty Things' David Bowie + Elvis Presley Birthday Bash, NYC

Oh! You Pretty Things' David Bowie + Elvis Presley Birthday Bash, to be held at (Le) Poisson Rouge on Sunday January 15. The show will feature the Oh! You Pretty Things orchestra along with Michael T and the Vanities performing larger-than-life arrangements of hit songs from their catalogue. Formika and Queen V will emcee the event, which will also feature performances from Lady Circus, Hickry Hawkins, Corey Tut, Rob Roth, Saphin and many more, along with burlesque by The Flying Fox and Brewster. Eddie Clendening who originated the role of Elvis in the Broadway production of Million Dollar Quartet and now plays the role Off-Broadway at New World Stages will also participate in the show.

Mother of St. Jude Patient Calls Graceland Hateful

We brought you this story yesterday about the Mackenzie family who were robbed outside Graceland on Christmas Day. The family is in Memphis while their 13 year old son, Dustyn is being treated at St. Jude Children's Hospital for leukemia. Shannon MacKenzie said her son gave Memphis police a description of the man, who has not been identified. "He said after he took my purse, he turned around and started laughing about it," MacKenzie said. She said she was not sure which aspect of the incident was more painful. Even more discouraging, MacKenzie said officials at Graceland have not been very helpful to her. "They've been hateful," MacKenzie said. "They said they didn't want this kind of publicity and did not file an internal report like they were supposed to." MacKenzie said Graceland officials provided video surveillance to authorities in Memphis, but said the footage was poor. She said after the incident, she and her family have swo

Bono performs with Imelda May in Dublin

Imelda and Bono tear it up as audience dances recession away Sunday December 18 2011 Looking like an Old Testament preacher on a festive jolly, Guggi was sitting next to me on Friday night at The 02 in Dublin. The artist smiled quixotically at me when I told him what was about to happen next was the worst-kept secret in Ireland. Then, seconds later, Guggi's best friend, a messianic fella by the name of Bono, joined headliner Imelda May and her band onstage for an audacious version of Desire by his band U2 (the rumour that Larry Mullen was to play drums proved unfounded). The 12,000 crowd went mental. Harry Crosbie, who owns the venue, had told me earlier in the bar that tonight "we would be witnessing a magical piece of rock 'n' roll history -- it was 23 years ago that U2 filmed music for the movie Desire in this building". When Bono and Imelda did another duet together -- a suitably festive and out-of-kilter version of Phil Spector's Christmas: