Legendary Rocker Partners With Restaurant Impresario Michael Zislis And Concert Promoter Dave Furano To Open and Franchise A New Restaurant Concept For Music Lovers
LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Gene Simmons, rock legend and media mogul, is parlaying his love for music into a new restaurant and entertainment venture called Rock & Brews ™. The concept captures the excitement of live concerts in an authentically themed backstage environment including Rock & Brews’ “The Great Wall of Rock,” rock posters and rock art and multiple flat screen televisions.
Rock & Brews serves rock musicians’ favorite foods and highlights an ever-changing, award-winning craft beer selection with hundreds of artisanal breweries featured from around the world.
The first Rock & Brews is scheduled to open just south of Los Angeles International Airport in the beach community of El Segundo, Calif., on April 3. Several others are in the works in the Los Angeles area, including one at Los Angeles International Airport, as well as locations in Maui, Hawaii; Denver; Atlanta; Tokyo; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The expansion plan anticipates the opening of four Rock & Brews in 2012 with aggressive plans for continued expansion worldwide beginning in 2013 and beyond.
Rock & Brews was inspired by Michael Zislis, a notable force on the L.A. restaurant scene, and Dave Furano, a veteran concert promoter, who are Simmons’ partners in the venture.
The Food and Drink
Rock & Brews’ casual American menu features a broad selection of “Opening Acts” appetizers, “VIP” salads, hand-crafted burgers, “Headliner” sandwiches, “Front Row” pizzas and “Encores” desserts. The emphasis is on quality comfort foods that feed the soul as much as the appetite.
With hundreds of craft beers to choose from, craft beer is the top grog at Rock & Brews. More than 40 craft beers are available on tap via a state-of-the-art draft system with hundreds more available in the bottle or can. Selections include lagers, pilsners, pale ales, fruit, malty, hoppy, Belgian, dark, on-deck and bottled beer and a knowledgeable staff to help guests navigate the selection. Red and white wines are also available.
Rock & Brews features large screen televisions throughout that continuously screen concert videos and live recordings of the greatest rock concerts of all time with state-of-the-art sound.
With an ambiance reminiscent of being back stage at a rock event, Rock & Brews features a casual, friendly, energized environment decked out with picnic tables, concert lighting, and retractable projection screens and speakers that create a 360-degree experience. The venue is designed to be family and dog friendly with a play area for kids and a large open-air area where four legged guests can howl to the tunes.
Hosted by Simmons, Furano and Zislis, Rock & Brews opening bash on April 3 will benefit Wounded Warrior Project™.
Rock & Brews is located at 143 Main Street in El Segundo, Calif. For reservations or information, call 310.615.9890 or visit www.rockandbrews.com.
Web Site: http://www.rockandbrews.com
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TONY BENNETT DUETS II: The Great Performances DVD to be Released by Sony Music Entertainment on March 6
DVD is Companion to Bennett’s #1 and Grammy Nominated CD DUETS II
Tony Bennett To Perform with Carrie Underwood on the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12
NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Music Entertainment will release TONY BENNETT DUETS II: The Great Performances on DVD on March 6th which is a stunning companion to the singer’s celebrated DUETS II CD (on RPM/Columbia Records), which has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. DUETS II made music history when it debuted at the top of the Billboard Album charts, making Bennett the oldest vocal artist ever to achieve the number one spot. TONY BENNETT DUETS II: The Great Performances reveals the behind the scenes process of the recording highlighted by beautifully filmed full-length videos of the song performances. The critically acclaimed album was released in September 2011 in honor of Bennett’s 85th birthday and features the singer’s greatest hits, performed by Bennett and today’s biggest stars, including John Mayer, Michael Buble, k.d. lang, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Faith Hill, Alejandro Sanz, and Carrie Underwood, and more. The DVD features special bonus content including video birthday wishes and a gallery of personally inscribed and signed sheet music from the duet guests.
TONY BENNETT DUETS II: The Great Performances can be pre-ordered now exclusively through Amazon.com. Bennett will be appearing on the Jimmy Kimmel Show on February 9 and The Talk on February 10 (featuring a duet performance with k.d. lang of “Blue Velvet” from the DUETS II CD).
Recently nominated for three Grammys, including Best Traditional Pop Vocal, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s), the critically acclaimed album DUETS II received kudos from all quarters. The Wall Street Journal noted that the singer was “…constantly reaffirming his position as pop music’s greatest living patriarch.”
The Recording Academy just announced that Bennett will perform with Carrie Underwood on the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12. Carrie Underwood joined Tony on his #1 CD, DUETS II, for a recording of the 1920′s popular standard “It Had To Be You.” Bennett’s first Grammy win came in 1962 for his signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” which marks its 50th anniversary this year for its recording and release. Bennett holds the longest span of Grammy nominations in the history of the awards. Tony Bennett will also be performing at the MusiCares tribute dinner honoring Paul McCartney on February 10.
DUETS II took over six months to record with each track recorded face-to-face with his singing partners in studios around the world, from LA to Nashville to London. Among the many highlights is Amy Winehouse’s last recorded track (‘Body and Soul’), which was produced in London’s famous Abbey Road Studios in March. Other tracks were recorded in New York in late July: the Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart classic, “The Lady Is A Tramp” with Lady Gaga, and the Alan and Marilyn Bergman classic, “How Do You Keep The Music Playing,” with Aretha Franklin, and “Stranger in Paradise” with Andrea Bocelli, recorded at the singer’s Italian home. The DVD is highlighted by insights on the process from the performers, making for an up-close look at one of 2011′s most celebrated recordings. The sessions were filmed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe (“Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Collateral”), providing a personal, behind-the-scenes look at Bennett’s latest collaborations and his artistic approach with each song.
TONY BENNETT DUETS II: The Great Performances DVD features the following video listing:
“The Lady is a Tramp” (Lady Gaga)
“One for My Baby (And One More for the Road) (John Mayer)
“Body and Soul” (Amy Whitehouse)
“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” (Michael Buble)
“Blue Velvet” (k.d. lang)
“How Do You Keep the Music Playing” (Aretha Franklin)
“The Girl I Love” (Sheryl Crow)
“On the Sunny Side of the Street” (Willie Nelson)
“Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) (Queen Latifah)
“Speak Low” (Norah Jones)
“This Is All I Ask” (Josh Groban)
“Watch What Happens” (Natalie Cole)
“Stranger in Paradise” (Andrea Bocelli)
“The Way You Look Tonight” (Faith Hill)
“Yesterday I Heard the Rain” (Alejandro Sanz)
“It Had to Be You” (Carrie Underwood)
About Tony Bennett:
Entering his seventh decade as a recording artist with over 100 albums and 15 Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Bennett has earned his legendary status many times over. He remains the Columbia recording artist with the greatest longevity at the label. His 2007 prime-time special, “Tony Bennett: An American Classic,” won seven Emmy Awards and was directed by Academy Award winner Rob Marshall. He has performed for 10 US Presidents, from Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr, Clinton, Bush Jr. and Obama. He also worked with and marched alongside Martin Luther King in his 1965 civil rights march and was honored with the Martin Luther King’s Salute to Greatness Award. In addition to performing, he is a visual artist as well, with three of his original paintings featured in the permanent collection at the Smithsonian, including his portraits of Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. His humanitarian efforts are renowned and the United Nations honored him with their Humanitarian Award in 2007. He has published three books – his autobiography, “The Good Life,” and two books of his paintings, “Tony Bennett: What My Heart Has Seen,” and “Tony Bennett In the Studio: A Life of Art and Music.” Bennett founded, in association with the Department of Education in New York City, the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts – a public arts high school in his hometown of Astoria, Queens. With his wife Susan, he established Exploring the Arts, a charitable organization which supports arts education in NYC public high schools. Exploring the Arts supports 14 public high schools throughout New York City.
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Bret Michaels Announced to Perform and Steve Vai to Co-host The GRAMMY Foundation®’s 14th Annual Music Preservation Project “One Night Only: A Celebration Of The Live Music Experience” Presented by Seagate With Shelby Lynne, Marc Martel, and Beverly McClellan Also to Perform
Prestigious GRAMMY® Week Event Also Features The Colburn Orchestra, Robert Cray, A Fine Frenzy, Dave Koz, Jonny Lang, Ledisi, co-host Sharon Osbourne, Mavis Staples, And Tyrese And Highlights GRAMMY Foundation’s Ongoing Work To Safeguard Music’s History
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
|WHO:||The GRAMMY Foundation® will host “One Night Only: A Celebration Of The Live Music Experience” — the 14th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project — featuring live musical performances and historical footage from preservation archives. Television personality and entrepreneur Sharon Osbourne and GRAMMY-winning guitarist Steve Vai will be the evening’s co-hosts, and rock icon and philanthropist Bret Michaels will perform as the closing act. Additional performers include GRAMMY® winners Robert Cray, Jonny Lang, Shelby Lynne, and Mavis Staples; current GRAMMY nominees Dave Koz and Ledisi; and the Colburn Orchestra, A Fine Frenzy, winner of the Queen Extravaganza contest Marc Martel, finalist on season one of NBC’s “The Voice” Beverly McClellan, and Tyrese. The evening’s musical director will be Darrell Brown, songwriter/producer, Recording Academy Trustee, and GRAMMY Foundation Board member. Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation, will be in attendance, along with other prominent music industry leaders and members of The Recording Academy.|
|WHAT:||“One Night Only: A Celebration Of The Live Music Experience” — this year’s GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project — will explore the history and evolution of live concert performances and celebrate the various and invaluable contributions of those events, the key players behind them, and their influence on the American cultural landscape. This GRAMMY Week celebration promotes the GRAMMY Foundation’s mission of recognizing and preserving our musical past, so that future generations can continue to benefit from an appreciation and understanding of those contributions. General admission tickets are $25 per person. For tickets and information, visit www.grammyfoundation.org or http://flavorus.com/grammyfoundationonenightonly , or contact 323.908.0607. In support of archiving and the preservation of music, Seagate hard drives are the storage devices of choice for the GRAMMY Foundation and presenting partner of this year’s event. “One Night Only” is receiving additional support from Classic Wines of California, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Music by Getty Images , Jackson Limousine, and Wolfgang’s Vault . For real-time coverage and updates on this event, plus all GRAMMY Foundation events during GRAMMY Week, please like “GRAMMY in the Schools” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschools .|
|8440 Wilshire Blvd.|
|Beverly Hills, CA 90211|
|WHEN:||Thursday, February 9, 2012|
|5:15 p.m.||Media Check-in (Note: Please arrive promptly. Media using mult-box will be able to plug in decks prior to carpet opening.)|
|6:15–7:15 p.m.||Red-Carpet Arrivals|
|7:30–9 p.m.||Guest Speakers and Performances|
|WHY:||Protecting our cultural legacy for future generations is a cornerstone of the GRAMMY Foundation mission. The Foundation recognizes and celebrates the innovation, perseverance and genius evidenced in the stories and music of the pioneers who have woven a rich and colorful cultural fabric. The GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project highlights its year-round activities in support of that mission, from preservation grants to its Living Histories archive. The Project also draws the attention of a wider audience to those efforts, and to the imperiled condition of many of the most historically significant recordings. This concert and screening serves to reintroduce works from these major contributors to the public and educates them about the GRAMMY Foundation’s role in preserving our rich cultural heritage.|
The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1989 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. For more information, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org . For breaking news and exclusive content about our education programs, please like “GRAMMY in the Schools” on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grammyintheschools and check out www.grammyintheschools.com .
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For just $79.99, the new NeoTV Streaming Player opens up a world of Internet entertainment with streaming movies, TV shows, music, videos, news clips and games from Netflix, Vudu, YouTube and many other sources
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today introduced the NETGEAR NeoTV™ Streaming Player (NTV200), which instantly turns any television with an HDMI port into a smart TV connected to a world of streaming movies, TV shows, music, videos, news and games from Netflix, Vudu, YouTube and many other sources, with more planned after launch. Available later this month for just $79.99, the NeoTV Player offers the best combination of content and features among streaming players priced under $100.
It couldn’t be easier – use the free NeoTV Remote app to turn your iPhone or Android smartphone into a remote control for the NeoTV Player to get fast access to thousands of movies and TV shows from Netflix, hundreds of 1080p HD new movie releases from Vudu and millions of short videos from YouTube. Additional NeoTV Player channels include Pandora, Napster, Picasa, blip.tv, Crunchyroll, Revision3 and many more.
The NeoTV Player brings you a wide choice of news and information through channels such as The Economist, Engadget, Make Magazine, TED and TMZ; and connects you to friends through Facebook and Twitter channels. Vudu Apps, a companion to Vudu HD movies, offers a wide selection of free channels with videos, music, photo browsing, news, weather and social networking. When it’s time to play, there’s a collection of free casual games including Blackjack Royale, Rockswap Adventures and Texas Hold’em.
As the leader in home networking, NETGEAR provides two easy ways to connect the NeoTV Player to the Internet – through built-in high-speed 300Mbps WiFi, perfect for delivering 1080p HD streaming, or through an Ethernet cable. The player also has optical audio out (S/PDIF) for high-quality surround sound. For those without a smart phone, the NeoTV Player comes with a regular remote control.
“There’s no longer any reason to miss out on all the new entertainment choices streaming to homes through the Internet,” said Damir Skripic, Product Line Manager for Connected Entertainment at NETGEAR. “The NETGEAR NeoTV Streaming Player is an easy, affordable way to transform the television you already own into a smart TV.”
Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR NeoTV Streaming Player (NTV200) will be available later in September in the United States at $79.99 and can be pre-ordered now from major retailers and online stores.
To learn more about the NETGEAR NeoTV Streaming Player and where it can be purchased, please visit www.netgear.com/ntv.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
© 2011 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo and NeoTV are registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.
Note: Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput will vary from maximum signal rates stipulated. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Some channels listed above require subscription or pay-per-view fees.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR’s business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR’s products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR’s products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR’s products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled “Part II – Item 1A. Risk Factors,” pages 46 through 63, in the Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 3, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 9, 2011. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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