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Sep
19

KANSAS STATE FAIR—CATCHING THE FUN BEFORE IT’S GONE!

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KANSAS STATE FAIRCATCHING THE FUN BEFORE IT’S GONE!

Wow, time flies and there is only two days left to catch the fun at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson Kansas! The Kansas State Fair runs from September 11-20th. There are great shows all throughout the fair-grounds from the stages of Lake Talbott, to AT&T Arena, to the Sprint Grandstand! The entrance cost is minimal for the chance to build memories and bond with your friends and family.

Today the exotic animal petting zoo opens at 10:00. It’s a great way for the children to learn about all kinds of animals from around the world. Check out the huge outdoor aquarium sponsored every year by the Kansas Fish Read More→

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Sep
18

THE BLUE GOAT–Salina KS HOTSPOT for all BANDS!

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THE BLUE GOAT IN SALINA KS….THE KS HOTSPOT FOR BANDS!!!!

Last Show was held on October 31, 2010.  The staff would like to thank everyone for their support.  Please continue to support live music in your area.  If you would like to perform in Salina KS be sure to get in touch with us and we can assist you further!

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THE BLUE GOAT has rapidly become one of the favorite “hot spots” for live entertainment featuring Local, Regional, and National acts.  The wonderful owners, Brian Weary and Caroline Lanterman always do everything possible to create a warm-friendly social atmosphere that makes new audiences and the regulars always feel welcome. They provide a safe environment for the entertainment of all ages, and they have worked hard to make THE BLUE GOAT one of the finest entertainment establishments in the central area of Kansas.  They host local, regional, and national acts of fine musical talent.  The Blue Goat is definitely a wonderful place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, special occasions, benefits and other charity events, first dates, etc.

So if you are looking for an excellent opportunity to perform live, talk with Brian, Caroline, or their promotional talent expert, Brian “GASCAN” Gascolgne.  He is an expert in booking shows and his background with the music industry is an excellent attribute for the club. The lighting and sound under direction of “Beemer” “Brian” and/or “Gas-can” create the concert setting for fantastic performances for all types of music.  The Blue Goat has promoted bands from all genres from Rap, Christian, Jazz, Blues, to the load and proud sound of those Heavy Metal and serious Rock and Roll performers.They have also hosted comedy entertainment hosts, and they will be bringing other forms of entertainment to the venue.  (Watch for the news on Extreme Midget Wrestling, coming soon!)

The Blue Goat was also recently nominated for one of the Best Venues in the State of Kansas. Just a few names of fantastic artists have graced the stage: Seasons After, Bullet Boys, White Lion, Faster Pussycat, Spineshank, Soulfly, Primer 55, Flatline, David Allen Coe, Blue Felix, Britny Fox, Hydrovibe, Midnight to Twelve, The Breakpoint Method, Devil Driver, Straight Line Stitch, Dirty Penny, Otep, In This Moment, 36 Crazyfists, Bobaflex, SignumAD, Anthony Gomes, Hemlock, Pomeroy, The Sammus Theory, Napalm Death, Invitro, Skrapyard, Prong, Razorblade Dolls, Torque, and some great tribute bands, plus many many more outstanding performers.  Bands if you are on tour, make THE BLUE GOAT part of your stopping grounds!

Stick around for 2010 were bringing you all sorts of different music, and were starting with a comedian acts in Feb. Come join us for a night of great entertainment!  You will love the “Blue Goat Hotties” as their warm smiles and friendly nature makes you feel right at home. Enjoy magnificent live entertainment, and get your tickets for great upcoming shows at THE BLUE GOAT today! The place where you are always welcome with a friendly smile.

{The Blue Goat is located at 232 N SANTE FE AVENUE in SALINA, KS. In central Kansas, this is considered to Read More→

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Sep
16

TESLA–TAKING THE KS STATE FAIR TO THE TOP!!!

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TESLA TAKING THE STATE FAIR TO THE TOP!!!

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TESLA a band who has been together over 25 years now definitely rocked more than the stage as the opening Grandstand act at the Kansas State Fair on September 11, 2009 at Hutchinson Kansas.

Fans filled the seats to hear the performance of the band members. The four original members:  Jeff Keith on vocals, Frank Hannon on guitar, Brian Wheat on bass, and Troy Luccketta on the drums, with the new guitarist Dave Rude who adds even more electric energy to the band sent the crowd roaring with delight.

The Band from Northern California is known for their down to earth stage performance and heart stirring songs. With the fans of the young and old, TESLA continues to tour with sold out events around the world to date!

I asked fans at the concert questions about the show. I found fans that drove over eight hours to hear them play. One fan had a TESLA tattoo on his arm and his wife said, “Anytime they are within driving distance we re-arrange our family schedule to go see them no matter how long it takes. We’re dedicated to TESLA.” For my son Kevin, it was his first chance to take pictures of a National act and he was in awe over the band’s performance. It was his second rock concert and he said, “Man, I’ve been missing out cause these guys are fantastic!” He couldn’t wait to tell the college students what they missed out on if they didn’t catch their sensational show. Kevin will be writing his review for the K-State Salina campus magazine/newsletter as well.

Fans beat on the benches, chanted, yelled, whistled and screamed to hear one more song as TESLA exited the stage with their final song of the evening. When the band returned to do another, the cheers echoed in the fairgrounds! People were so pleased to be at the Read More→

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Sep
15

What is KAC??? New, great, opportunities for young and old!!!

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hilitewithhome_1x1Since 1904 writers from all generations have joined the Kansas Author’s Club to unite as one big writer family!

The KAC (Kansas Author’s Club) is currently divided into seven districts within the state of Kansas.  Many authors have been published numerous times in both hard copy print and on-line.  There are great opportunities for “Youth” as we strongly encourage both writers and readers of all ages to join the fun within the organization.

The official address of the Kansas Author’s Club is:  PO Box 296  Kechi, KS 67067 as established by the general assembly in 1989.  The official form to join KAC is located on the Kansas Author’s Club site under the heading “MEMBERSHIP“.  Just print out the form, fill it out, and mail it in with your applicable membership fee. Read More→

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Sep
15

TRIVIUM–NEW TOUR DATES!

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ANNOUNCE SECOND LEG OF DATES FOR

“INTOTHE MOUTH OF HELL WE TOUR”

LINEUP FEATURES CHIMAIRA, WHITECHAPEL,

DIRGE WITHIN

New York, NY: The second round of dates for TRIVIUM’s fall headline tour, dubbed “Into the Mouth of Hell We Tour,” have been announced, as have the support acts. The entire tour spans 65 dates and the second leg features Chimaira, Whitechapel and Dirge Within on the bill. This will be the band’s final tour for the Shogun album cycle, as TRIVIUM will retreat from the road and work on new material for their next album after this tour commences.

The second leg kicks of October 29 in Atlanta and runs through December 12. The second leg of dates are as follows. A few further dates will be announced at the end of the month, as well.

Trivium have come up with the ultimate souvenir to make their live show something that fans can enjoy forever! At participating venues on Read More→

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Sep
15

SLIPKNOT announces new tour dates

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ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR DATES WITH

DEFTONES

RELEASES 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION OF LANDMARK DEBUT ALBUM

New York, NY – Grammy Award winning hard rock powerhouse Slipknot have announced a string of fall tour dates, including some special appearances.  The band will embark on a three week run in October, hitting mostly west coast markets. Slipknot will headline the Cypress Hill Smokeout in San Bernardino, CA on 10/24. The tour will end with Slipknot headlining the first annual Trinity of Terrors at The Pearl Concert Theater in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Halloween. This run of dates will also include two previously Read More→

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Sep
15

PORCUPINE TREE US DEBUT

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PORCUPINE TREE

will be gracing American shores with their progressive presence this month!
The band’s Roadrunner US Debut “The Incident” is out on September 22, 2009.

It’s an epic, sprawling, lush masterwork of sounds – but don’t take my word for it. If you want to check it, get in touch!

The Incident is a stunning 55-minute musical statement, described by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Steven Wilson as “a slightly surreal song cycle about beginnings and endings and the sense that ‘after this, things will never be the same again.’”  The seeds of the idea that led to The Incident came to Wilson as he became caught up in a highway traffic jam while driving past an accident. “There was a sign saying ‘POLICE – INCIDENT’ and everyone was slowing down to rubber neck to see what had happened,” he recalls. “Afterwards, it struck me that ‘incident’ is a very detached word for something so destructive and traumatic for the people involved. And then I had Read More→

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Sep
15

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE News

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“THE END OF HEARTACHE” WILL APPEAR ON

GUITAR HERO: VAN HALEN

GAME TO BE RELEASED ON DECEMBER 22

New York, NY:  Killswitch Engage are pleased to announce that the title track from 2004’s Gold-selling The End of Heartache will be featured on Guitar Hero: Van Halen, which is scheduled for release on December 22.

In addition to hit selections from the David Lee Roth era, Killswitch Engage’s song will be included among 19 songs from other rock ‘n roll luminaries such as Foo Fighters, Billy Idol, Judas Priest, Queens of the Stone Age, Lenny Kravitz, Queen and The Clash!

Guitarist Adam D. was beyond excited about band’s inclusion in the game, saying, “Dude, we’re wicked stoked to be a part of anything related to Van Halen, let alone Guitar Hero. They could be one of the best rock bands of all time, and I wanted to be Eddie my whole adolescent life! This is super sweet sickness”

In other KsE news, the band is currently touring Canada in support of its latest critically lauded new album, Killswitch Engage, which Read More→

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Sep
15

MEGADETH NEWS

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ANNOUNCE HEADLINE TOUR IN THE U.S.

New York, NY: Megadeth are proud to announce that they will be embarking on a headline tour, their first in support of their latest album, ENDGAME. The ENDGAME tour will feature Machine Head, Suicide Silence and Arcanium in support slots from November 14 through December 3. Warbringer will replace Machine Head on the bill, beginning on December 5.

Megadeth’s twelfth studio release, ENDGAME, will be released on September 15, to much fanfare, with early praise for the record flooding in, including a nod from the prestigious New York Magazine, which dubbed the Read More→

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Sep
09

Kansas State Fair –Something for everyone!

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Just a couple of days left before the Kansas State Fair will open the doors for the 2009 FAIR EVENT in Hutchinson Kansas. Every year crowds gather to see the exhibits, watch the shows, attend the carnival, and mingle with their friends and families. Media focus their goals on great stories and photos to share with those who can’t attend the event thus making each year better than ever before. The Kansas State Fair grounds host numerous events throughout the year, but The Kansas State Fair has won awards for their dedication and devotion to great quality entertainment for all ages.

You can view the different days set for the even from September 11th to 20th on line: http://www.kansasstatefair.com/index. Focus on the food, the fun, the fantastic shows, judging events, awards, and so much more for all ages!   Teachers are strongly encouraged to bring their class to the Fair Monday through Friday to learn about agriculture, art, math, and much more.  To date, over 7,000 Read More→

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