4 Surprising Benefits of Learning to Play a Viola

Learning to play any musical instrument, especially viola, is beneficial to one’s overall health. Not only does it bring fulfillment and joy, but playing an instrument also gives you sharper memory and healthy mind. But aside from health, there are other essential benefits of learning to play this stringed instrument that will surprise you.

Check out these surprising benefits that will make you choose viola as your new favorite musical instrument:

1. Advance your learning. When it comes to learning, stringed instruments help students become more interested in studying. That is because viola lessons promote positive influence in academics. In addition, music education is almost the same as understanding mathematics subject.

2. Increased brain plasticity. With music training during the child’s early years, it increases brain plasticity which refers to the ability of the brain to comprehend sounds and speech at a certain speed. It improves dexterity, motor skills, and other important skills needed in the later stages of life.

3. Advantage in higher education acceptance. Viola students are lucky to gain an advantage once they enter college. With knowledge and skills in music, this talent helps build character and behavior that’s important in the real world. For instance, you develop leadership skills and teamwork efficiency when learning to play an instrument.

4. Enjoy options in choosing a career path. Musicians have the option of choosing where to share their talent and skills. These professional options include playing in a private event, gala celebrations, corporate events, and public ceremonies. You have plenty of opportunities to further your musical career as well as being a professional violist.

When you decide to learn an instrument, it gives you personal fulfillment. Imagine the satisfaction of being able to play a complex stringed instrument like the viola. It even helps musicians express their emotions while relieving stress and other negative vibes.

But also, you need to consider the quality of viola you’re going to own and if it will match your skills. Good thing there are a lot of viola for sale you can choose from that can help you decide which brand to purchase.

Takeaway

Music lessons offer exercises that improve memory, this is particularly effective in adult learners. Playing an instrument, in addition, reduces anxiety and stress so you can focus on more important things in life. If you don’t know how to express your feelings, playing the viola is the best outlet.

These are only some of the surprising benefits of learning to play the viola. You will surely enjoy more advantages once you started to play this classical stringed instrument. So, are you ready to learn to play the viola and take advantage of these benefits?

The 5 Best Video Games to Play With Your Significant Other

There was once a popular image that video gaming was the sole domain of teenage boys skulking away in bedrooms or their parents’ lofts, shirking daylight like vampires. In reality, nothing could be more sociable than gaming, and it’s especially suited for couples. So, if you met your partner on a dating site like this and would now like to transfer your online chat-up dexterity to blowing up virtual aliens together, what are five of the best games you could play together?

Bomberman

Much as a lot of gaming involves building towards a certain goal and developing strategies, one of the most addictive aspects of video games involve instant reactions to whatever buttons you happen to press. This aspect is what makes Bomberman ideal for couples to indulge in together. Here you simply need to eliminate the other participant. The strategy involves planting bombs which are triggered to explode in several directions after the timescale has run down in order to destroy enemies, as well as your partner. This can become quite a competitive but fun experience!

Mario Kart

What’s not to love about Mario Kart? Regardless of whether or not you’ve ever indulged in video games, everyone has heard of the iconic Mario Bros as they battle against Donkey Kong and his cohorts. There are various installments to this particular version, and you and your partner can have endless fun behind your respective consoles as you send those mustachioed brothers spinning around the track with your nemeses in hot pursuit.

Nidhogg

This two-player combat is another highly addictive game for romantically-inclined couples to enjoy as you can get involved in furious swordfights against a gaudy pixelated environment. What makes this activity so irresistible is the way you can manipulate your characters like miniature superheroes, so that they can run, slide, jump, launch their swords, or even drop their weapon and get into some fistfighting. The swords can be set to operate at different levels, either low, medium or high, and you can also climb ledges, vault over walls or just crawl around. The prize for reaching the end of this course? The winner is devoured up by the mythological Icelandic serpent Nidhogg!

Lara Croft

The Lara Croft franchise has certainly taken the gaming world’s collective imagination by storm. One particularly worthwhile addition has been 2010’s Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light. This is an excellent game for you and your partner, allowing you to not only manipulate the eponymous heroine during her various tribulations, but a second character has been added, a Mayan tribesman by the name of Totec. How these guys interact with the virtual world surrounding them can vary depending on how they are manipulated by the players. This means that no two games are ever going to be the same, guaranteeing an immersive experience every time.

Until Dawn

Just in case there are ever occasions where one of you decide to take a break from their consoles and go off to prepare some well-needed refreshments, the other can get involved in this solo game, Until Dawn. This horror drama involves a bunch of pals being invited to a remote mountain cabin after a terrifying accident the year before. In order to progress, you need to make a series of deductions based on clues about what actually happened. Even if you do make mistakes while doing so, the story continues to unfold, bringing different traumas to deal with. When your partner returns they can assist you in making these decisions, will also participating in the terror!

SEBASTIAN BACH TO PLAY 1ST SKID ROW ALBUM IN ENTIRETY IN CELEBRATION OF 30TH ANNIVERSARY ON UPCOMING TOUR

CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF SKID ROW’S LANDMARK, SELF-TITLED DEBUT WITH U.S. TOUR TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY!

Revered vocal powerhouse SEBASTIAN BACH will celebrate the 30th anniversary of SKID ROW’s acclaimed, self-titled breakout debut album with a U.S. Tour where he’ll be performing the record in its entirety plus other songs from his celebrated catalog. The tour will kick off in Nashville, TN on August 30th and will end in Pinellas Park, FL on November 2nd. Tickets and VIP Meet N’ Greet upgrades go on sale Friday, June 7th at http://www.sebastianbach.com/

In a statement from Bach“In 1989 we put out the first record ‘Skid Row’. 30 years later, people still dig the music we created in a garage all those years ago. In commemoration of this 30th Anniversary digital deluxe release, my band is going to perform the first Skid Row record, in its entirety, on the road, LIVE this fall! It’s going to be fun to do something that has never been done live before! We are looking forward to seeing you all for this one time event! Note: This concert is 100% live in every way! All real! All the time! No tapes! No fakes! Come and see a real rock band while they still exist! We give it to you straight from the heart ‘cuz that’s the only way we know how! See you on the road!” 

Released in the winter of 1989, SKID ROW’s self-titled record is one of heavy rock’s most successful debut albums, landing in Billboard’s Top 10 and going on to sell millions of copies around the world.  The record transformed the band from local New Jersey quintet into a global phenomenon whose rebellious attitude and jaw-dropping talent set the bar and tone for rock music in the late 80’s and early 90’s. SKID ROW’s singles, “18 and Life,” “Youth Gone Wild” and “I Remember You,” are among the decade’s most recognizable rock anthems that still receive heavy airplay on radio stations across the country. The group again achieved commercial success with its second record Slave to the Grind (1991) certified multi-platinum, reaching number one on the Billboard 200.  

SEBASTIAN BACH is recognized globally as a vocalist, television star, actor and beyond! Bach hit the spotlight in the late 1980’s as the iconic frontman for mainstream heavy metal / hard rock act SKID ROW. Since his departure from Skid Row in the mid 90’s, SEBASTIAN BACH still remains one of the most relevant rock figures in pop culture today, with over 20 million records sold, three solo records, network television appearances on AXS.tv, MTV, VH1 and CMT, guest appearances on “Gilmore Girls,” “Trailer Park Boys,” “Californication” and other popular television shows, and several acting stints on and off Broadway. BACH’s last album, Give ‘Em Hell, impressively, landed on the U.S. Top Hard Rock and Top 200 Billboard charts, proving his prowess decades after his initial debut. BACH’s critically acclaimed Harper Collins memoir “18 And LIFE on Skid Row” was released December 6, 2016. 

SEBASTIAN BACH’s band is : 

Drums: Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORDFATES WARNING) 2005-2019

Bass: Rob DeLuca (UFOSPREAD EAGLE) 2005-2019

Guitar / Backing Vocals: Brent Woods (VINCE NEILCHEVY METAL) 2012-2019 

SEBASTIAN BACH Tour Dates:
Aug 29 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
Aug 30 –  Anderson, SC – William A Floyd Amphitheater
Aug 31 –  Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
Sep 2 – Huntsville, AL – Side Tracks Music Hall
Sep 3 – Columbus, OH – Skully’s
Sep 4 – Cleveland, OH – Phantasy
Sep 6 – Stafford Springs, CT – Palace Theater
Sep 7 – Block Island, RI – Ballard’s (afternoon show)
Sep 9 – Laconia, NH – Granite State Music Hall
Sep 10 – Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
Sep 11 – Portland, ME – Aura
Sep 13 – Harrison, OH – The Blue Note
Sep 14 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
Sep 15 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
Sep 18 – Kansasville, WI – 1175
Sep 19 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
Sep 20 – Lombard, IL – Brauer House
Sep 21 – Dubuque, IA – Q Casino
Sep 22 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall
Sep 25 – New York, NY – Sony Hall
Sep 26 – Harrisburg, PA – XL Live
Sep 27 – Lynchburg, VA – Phase 2
Sep 28 – Waterloo, NY – The Vine at Del Lago
Sep 29 – Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s
Oct 1 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
Oct 3 – Wichita, KS – WAVE
Oct 5 – Golden, CO – Dirty Dogs Roadhouse (Outdoor)
Oct 6 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Oct 10 – Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
Oct 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go (Night 1)
Oct 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go (Night 2)
Oct 17 – Roswell, NM – Liberty Theater
Oct 18 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Oct 19 – Waco, TX – The Backyard
Oct 20 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Oct 22 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Oct 23 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
Oct 24 – Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
Oct 25 – Lafayette, LA – The District
Oct 26 – Miramar Beach, FL – Village Door Music Hall
Oct 28 – Miami, FL – KISS Kruise Pre Party @ Double Tree
Oct 30 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock
Oct 31 – Savannah, GA – Victory North
Nov 1 – Ft. Myers, FL – The Ranch
Nov 2 – Pinellas Park, FL – England Brothers Park 

For More Information:http://www.sebastianbach.com/

Prog-rock Pioneers Crack the Sky To Play New York City for the First Time in over 20 Years, April 20 at the Loft at City Winery

NEW ALBUM LIVING IN REVERSE AND CAREER RETROSPECTIVE CRACKOLOGY WERE RELEASED AUGUST 24, 2018

LIVING IN REVERSE CRACKED THE CHARTS WITH THEIR HIGHEST CHARTING DEBUT IN 40 YEARS

L to R: Bobby Hird, Dave DeMarco, Joey D’Amico, John Palumbo, Rick Witkowski, Glenn Workman
Photo Credit: Rei Perri

Prog-rock pioneers Crack The Sky, whoRolling Stone Magazine calls “…the Best U.S. Prog Band You’ve Never Heard,” return to New York for the first time in over 20 years to play a special show at The Loft At City Winery Saturday April 20, 2019.  “For the last 20 years, our New York-area fans have had to travel south to come see us, so we are all very excited to finally bring the party to them,” said the band.  “We couldn’t be more thrilled to play for them and return to New York City after all of these years. It’s long overdue!”

On January 1, 1976 Stephen Holden of Rolling Stone magazine called the debut album by Crack The Sky “…one of year’s most impressive debuts.”  Now, some 40 years later, the band cracked the charts with their highest charting debut in 40 years with their new studio album Living In Reverse.  It charted at #7 Heatseekers, #31 Independent Current Albums, and #40 Top Current Albums.  The band also released Crackology, a collection of 12 career favorites.  Both came out on August 24, 2018 on Loud & Proud Records.

Living In Reverse showcases 12 new genre-defying Crack tracks that Vintage Guitar calls “…heavy Beatlesque pop” including “Talk Talk” – the lyric video was included in the recent Rolling Stone feature, “RainingRain” which Billboard Magazine premiered, and Living In Reverse” which Relix premiered.   The retrospective Crackology chronicles a dozen of the best re-recorded gems as culled from the band’s rich and storied 40-year catalog. Goldmine Magazine said, “…on both albums, Crack the Sky surges with the vitality and energy of a young band, bringing so much ‘crack’ to the older songs that Crackology sounds just as fresh as Living in Reverse.”  Vintage Guitar said “…Crack The Sky is rockin’ better than ever.”

Tickets for their April 20 New York show are on sale now through The Loft At City Winery here.

Crack The Sky is
John Palumbo – Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keys
Rick Witkowski – Guitars & Vocals
Joey D’Amico – Drums & Vocals
Bobby Hird – Guitars & Vocals
Glenn Workman – Keyboards & Vocals
Dave DeMarco – Bass & Vocals

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Time to Play Online Lotteries

Evеrуthіng frоm bаnkіng tо rеtаіl ѕhорріng hаѕ gаіnеd аn online counterpart оf ѕоmе sort. Nоwаdауѕ, еvеn thе lоttеrу саn bе played online. It mау ѕоund ѕtrаngе tо уоu іf уоu аrе a long-time рlауеr іn уоur fаvоrіtе lоttеrу, but thіѕ іѕ rеаllу thе nеxt step tо playing thе lottery. In аddіtіоn, рlауіng lоttеrіеѕ оnlіnе hаѕ аdvаntаgеѕ thаt еvеn уоur lucky lоttеrу ticket ѕеllеr wоuld nоt bе аblе tо gіvе уоu.

Thе еаѕіеѕt wау tо play

Whу nоt bеt оn оnlіnе lottery sites? Aftеr аll, іt іѕ thе еаѕіеѕt аnd mоѕt convenient wау tо рlау аnу tуре оf lottery. Nоw уоu саn рlау аt thе biggest lоttеrіеѕ іn thе United Stаtеѕ – Mеgа Mіllіоnѕ аnd Pоwеrbаll – оvеr thе Internet. In fасt, уоu саn рlасе bеtѕ оn thе bіggеѕt lоttеrіеѕ іn thе world, frоm thе comfort оf уоur hоmе computer. All уоu nееd іѕ a сrеdіt card аnd аn Intеrnеt соnnесtіоn, аnd уоu’rе good tо gо.

Bеѕt оddѕ online

Hеrе іѕ оnе bіg rеаѕоn whу уоu ѕhоuld play оnlіnе іn thе lоttеrу: уоu саn hаvе fаr bеttеr оddѕ thаn аt a rеgulаr rеtаіlеr. If уоu’rе scared оf thе tеnѕ оf millions оf dоllаrѕ thаt lоttеrіеѕ gіvе уоu rеgulаrlу, thіѕ іѕ thе easiest wау tо іmрrоvе уоur оddѕ wіthоut spending аn extra реnnу.

Mаnу оf thе ѕіtеѕ thаt аllоw уоu tо рlау thе lоttеrу оnlіnе аlѕо оffеr thе option оf distributing bets wіth ѕоmе оf уоur оthеr users. It wоuld work basically thе ѕаmе wау уоu wоuld bе оfflіnе: уоur mоnеу gоеѕ tо a соmmоn betting ѕеt, whісh іѕ uѕеd tо buy a set оf number соmbіnаtіоnѕ. But thе оnlіnе vеrѕіоn оf ѕуndісаtеd betting іѕ muсh, muсh bigger аnd mоrе еffесtіvе thаn іtѕ predecessor.

Cоnѕіdеrіng thаt уоu wоuld jоіn juѕt a dozen оthеr people іn rеаl life, оnlіnе lottery sites соuld соnnесt уоu tо a virtually unlіmіtеd numbеr оf реорlе. Thіѕ translates іntо lаrgе unіоn bеtѕ аnd, соnѕеquеntlу, drаѕtісаllу improved lоttеrу odds. In rеаl life, thіѕ improvement іn odds саn bе аѕ great аѕ аlmоѕt 10,000%! All thаnkѕ tо thіѕ grеаt combination оf lоttеrу аnd internet tесhnоlоgу.

In rеаl life, уоu wоuld hаvе tо find a rеlіаblе реrѕоn tо асt аѕ уоur bеttіng mаnаgеr аnd уоur unіоn’ѕ mоnеу. On thе Intеrnеt thоugh, уоur mоnеу gоеѕ dіrесtlу tо thе website, whісh mаnаgеѕ thе trаnѕасtіоn fоr уоu. Evеn іf уоu nеvеr mееt thе реорlе уоu’rе соmmunісаtіng wіth, іt’ѕ ѕtіll a pretty ѕаfе dеаl.

A totally nеw game

If уоu’vе bееn рlауіng уоur fаvоrіtе lоttеrу game fоr ѕоmе tіmе, уоu mау bе іn thе mood tо mаkе a ѕmаll сhаngе. Thе Internet іѕ реrfесt fоr thіѕ рurроѕе. Dо уоu wаnt to play nеw lоttеrу gаmеѕ? Onlіnе lоttеrіеѕ оffеr уоu thе орроrtunіtу tо рlау gаmеѕ frоm аll thе сrоwdеd рlау corners оf thе wоrld. Aсrоѕѕ thе Atlаntіс (Nаtіоnаl Lоttеrу оf Grеаt Brіtаіn) tо thе Pасіfіс (Lotto оf Japan), уоu wіll nоt bе wіthоut nеw орtіоnѕ.

Thе Internet opens uр a nеw dіmеnѕіоn оf lоttеrу рlауіng fоr уоu. Yоu саn сhооѕе tо play lоttеrу games at lottery sites frоm a brаnd nеw соuntrу, оr уоu саn distribute bеtѕ wіth dozens оf реорlе tо gіvе уоur сhаnсеѕ a much-needed boost. It’ѕ a whоlе nеw wау оf рlауіng thе lоttеrу, аnd іt’ѕ аll dоnе оn thе Internet.

Actor Ian Shaw talks about portraying his father in his new “Jaws”-inspired play.

As many of you readers know, both myself and Mike Gencarelli (your favorite “Mikes”) appear in the brilliant “Jaws” documentary entitled “The Shark is Still Working.”  The film tells the story of the making and the impact of the 1975 blockbuster.  But there are stories still to be told.  Ian Shaw, whose father Robert portrayed Quint in “Jaws,” has written a play, based on stories his father told him about the production, entitled “The Shark is Broken.”

Like his parents (his mother was the brilliant actress Mary Ure), Shaw is an accomplished actor with many film and television credits to his name.  In what I call a stroke of irony, Ian portrayed Colonel Paul Tibbets, the pilot who dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, Japan in the television film “Hiroshima.”  “Jaws” fans will remember that Quint was a sailor on board the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the ship that carried the bomb to the island of Tinian, where Tibbets began his mission.  

Mr. Shaw took some time out recently to speak with Media Mikes about his latest project.

Mike Smith:  What can you tell us about “The Shark is Broken?”

Ian Shaw:  It’s 1974. Martha’s Vineyard. Three iconic actors are confined together during the tortuous filming of what will one day be regarded as the greatest blockbuster movie of all time  Forced into close proximity by studio politics, endless delays and foul weather, the three must deal with violent outbursts, squabbles, rampant egos, petty rivalries and the fact that the mechanical shark keeps breaking down.  This causes their insecurities to run riot. Is this film going to ruin their careers? Who is going to want to see a film about sharks with hardly any shark in it? And who is the star of the movie anyway? 

MS:  What inspired you to take on this project?

IS:  Like so many people, I’ve always loved the film, except of course I have the personal connection of being Robert Shaw’s son.  The film is a rare combination of elements combining to maximum effect: the performances, the music, the design, the writing, the direction, the cinematography and editing all combine to create a fantastic amount of tension and emotional reaction from the audience.  That’s really hard to do. When I was a little older, I read Carl Gottlieb’s spellbinding account of how they managed to achieve it, The Jaws Log.  What particularly fascinated me were the problems they had with “Bruce”, the nickname for the shark, named after Steven Spielberg’s lawyer.  Then there’s the sheer audaciousness of filming at sea, the relationships with the locals, and the tensions between my father and Richard Dreyfuss.  Both of whom I admire hugely, I might add.

Ian Shaw sneaks a peek at “Bruce” while visiting his father on the set of “Jaws” in 1974. (Photo used with the kind permission of Ian Shaw)

MS:  You started your professional acting career in your mid-20s.  Was there any reticence on your part to pursue the profession, being th son of two very distinguished actors?

IS:  No.  I had a wonderful drama teacher at my school, Michael Walsh.  From the age of eight, I was performing in school plays, and I fell in love with the process.  And I think if your parents are actors, you think it’s a perfectly normal thing to do. Later on I discovered how hard it was for other actors from different backgrounds to make the leap.  I just made a promise to myself one day that I would pursue the path of an actor. I can remember the exact moment, as if it was yesterday. I was standing outside the school gym, where we used to put on plays. Even though I was very confident, probably with the arrogance of youth, I told myself it might take a long time to become successful! So there was never any question about what I would do. You can’t break a promise to an eight year old!  

Your older brother, Colin, portrayed your father’s character as a young boy in “The Deep.”  You bear a striking resemblance to your father.  Would you consider portraying him in a project?

IS:  Well, here we go – I’m playing him in The Shark Is Broken.  Wish me luck…

MS:  What else are you working on?

IS:  I’m also performing with the actors Duncan Henderson and David Mounfield in our adaptation of three Damon Runyon stories – the show is called Broadway Stories, and it will alternate nightly with The Shark Is Broken at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival, Venue – Assembly Festival, George Square.  Damon Runyon is best known for being the source material for the musical “Guys and Dolls.”  His short stories, which centered around the world of New York’s Broadway, took in what might be seen as the seedier side of life; a place of gamblers, molls, hustlers, dames and gangsters. With an utterly distinctive vernacular he described this hard, and often illicit world, but without the usual judgement or dismissal.   The first story is about a woman who murders her husbands for the life insurance.  The second is a study of the relationship between a half blind cat and a mobster holed out in a derelict hideout. The last is a comedy about an eating contest. 

NOTE:  Readers interested in helping get THE SHARK IS BROKEN to the sage can click HERE

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The Five Best Marvel Slot Games You Can Play Online

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When you take a look around any online casino such as slotsbaby.com these days, you’ll find a huge range of video slot games at sites like this. These games come in many different themes with everything from Ancient Egyptian slots to those based on movies appearing.

One of the popular themes for video slots on online casinos these days are those which are based on the Marvel characters. These slots work really well and come with some impressive graphics. Here, we are going to talk you through some of the best marvel slot games you can play online. Keep reading to find out more.

Captain America

Captain America is one of the main characters in the Marvel universe and in the Avengers series. This is why Playtech decided to come up with their own Captain America slot game that they knew players would love. This slot comes with 5 reels full of 3D graphics and 20 pay lines for players to win on. Not only are players able to enjoy graphics from the movies but they can also appreciate the graphics which come from the Captain America comics.

Captain America slot comes with special features that can help players boost their prize fund including expanding wilds and free spins. The main aim of the game is to come up against Red Skull the nemesis of Captain America and if you manage to do this, you’ll end up getting your hands on the jackpot. This game is available to play on all casino sites that offer Playtech games, for example Stakers, so make sure to check it out.

Iron Man 3

Another character that comes with its own video slot game is Iron Man. Playtech are also behind this impressive slot due to their partnership with Marvel Studios. The game itself is called Iron Man 3 which is based on the third movie in the Iron Man franchise.

Iron Man 3 comes with plenty of bonus features and some impressive graphics for those that love the movies and the comics. In this slot, you’ll find 25 pay lines and 5 reels full of props from the story. Of course, there are also plenty of bonus features that you can boost your prize fund with including freezing wilds and random wilds. On top of this, there are also some dynamic multipliers that Playtech have thrown in to make this smash hit slot even more exciting.

Iron Man

While Iron Man 3 from Playtech is an impressive lost, you will also find that they have a game which is based on the original comic and movie. Iron Man slot comes with graphics that you will only find the comic books and they will make you feel nostalgic if you were someone who enjoyed reading these in the past. In terms of the graphics in this game,you’ll find that they are more impressive than in Iron Man 3.

Iron Man slot comes with some bonus features that Playtech have clearly put a lot of work into.  You’ll find that if you take a spin and manage to get your hands on the 750 times multiplier, you could be walking away with the huge jackpot. Of course, in keeping with the Iron Man theme, you’ll find a missile attack bonus round and some free spins to keep you winning for longer. Make sure to check out both Iron Man and Iron Man 3 for some Marvel universe fun.

The Incredible Hulk

If you consider yourself a fan of The Incredible Hulk, you’ll find that you love what Playtech and Marvel have for you in this slot. This game is perfect for fans of the big green giant and it comes with some great bonus features that make taking a spin on it very fun.

Players are treated to 25 paylines and 5 reels full of characters from the story. The Incredible Hulk slot is very impressive and will have you winning big if you are lucky enough on your spin.Don’t miss out on this slot if you want to get a glimpse inside of the Marvel universe.

The Avengers

While some people have their favourite characters from the Marvel universe, others prefer to play games which include all of the Avengers. This is where Playtech come in with their very special slot game – The Avengers. This slot is based on the movie and the story from the comic books that fans love so much.

The Avengers slot comes with characters from the story including Thor, Captain America and Iron Man which is sure to please Marvel fans. Not only are there 5 reels and 20 paylines to win across,but there are also some superhero bonus features. Players can enjoy four separate jackpots including Super Power, Extra Power, Power and Ultimate Power.These bring the theme together very well and make it even more exciting for players. Of course, there are also some free spins, scatters and multipliers on offer to make this game more interesting for Marvel fans. If you’d rather play a game with all of your favourite characters, then this might be the slot for you.

Final Verdict

Playtech are behind some of the most impressive slot games out there right now and these Marvel themed slots are no different. Fans of the franchise can enjoy seeing the favourite character sspinning on the reels and helping them win big jackpots. The Avengers slot might be the best of the bunch with characters from the entire universe appearing.

It is also important to recognition the work that Playtech have put into creating these slots in order to have the graphics match the quality that is seen in the graphic novels and the movies. If you area fan of the Marvel universe then make sure to check out some of these slot games. Who knows, with a new movie on the way, Playtech might have some more of these Marvel slot games up their sleeves.

Top 5 Most Popular Online Casino Games You Can Play


When you think of industries that have really seen rapid and massive growth online, the online casino games industry has really carved a niche for themselves. People love playing games online, especially at sites such as 666casino.com, the proof is visible in the numbers.  In the recent past, online gaming was literally non-existent, by 2008 the industry was earning roughly under 10 billion $ annually. Fas tforward to a few years, and the numbers were more than triple. This is the real definition of exponential growth! If you are wondering where the growth is being cultivated from, it is simple, people love to have fun gambling, online gaming also offers convenience. Some websites like onlinecasinos.net help players, and review online casinos you can see example here.

Top 5 Most Popular Online Casino Games

Below is a list of the most popular online casino games by the number of gamers.

 1). Online Slots.

The online slots utilize a virtual, online casino gambling machine that contains four or more reels that spin when a given button is pressed. Over the years the online slots have grown to become an all-time fan favorite because of the different pay lines and reels that have had gamers glued to them. The slot games have become really popular because they also offer high payouts to customers apart from being easy to learn.

2). Online Blackjack.

Blackjack has a very simple premise that enables it to be enormously popular. To win, one must use the numerical values on a playing deck to total 21. As a game, it accounts for almost 31% of all casino game plays globally. The game has often been said to be a “gateway game” which attracts a lot of gamers and it is a surefire way of entertainment. Online blackjack is no different from the real game you would get on the Strip. Two key features that have allowed the blackjack to gain in growth is the fact that it allows for free-play modes in addition to joining bonuses.

3). Roulette.

In the game, gamers choose to make bets either on a single number, various grouping of numbers,colors black or red, whether a number is even or odd or on a low (1 to 18) or high (19 to 36). The roulette accounts for almost 24% of the total online casino game-play. The game offers lots of fun plus a relatively good payout to its gamers whenever they beat the house. The game is very popular because of the various varieties the game offers in addition to the many betting options one can place for a hefty payout.

4). Poker Games.

Poker is a card game that combines strategy, skill, and gambling. Most poker variants entail betting as an integral part of their play and determine a winner of each hand in accordance to the final combinations of players cards. The different poker games account for about 21% of the overall online casino game play. The game has proved to be very popular because of its ability to offer good payouts and progressive jackpot bets in certain levels.

5). Baccarat/ Punto Banco.

The Baccarat is a comparing game of cards played by two people, the “banker” and the”player”. Baccarat has many variations including the Punto Banco. In the Punto Banco variation, each player’s move is forced by the group of cards the given player is dealt. About 90% of the total income from Macau island casinos in 2014 was generated from punto banco. Globally, it accounts for about 9% of the total online casino game-play.

Some might not knowhow to play baccarat so here is a video on how to play

 Conclusion.

What is the future of online casino games? Well, we can not predict it, but we clear thing is that human nature is not going to change in the recent future. With the growing penetration of internet access, the market for online casino games is only going to grow exponentially.

 

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DVD Review “Muppet Babies: Time To Play!”

Voice Cast: Matt Danner; Melanie Harrison; Dee Bradley Baker; Ben Diskin; Eric Bauza; Jessica DiCicco; and Jenny Slate
Number of discs: 1
Rated: Not Rated
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: August 14, 2018
Run Time: 92 minutes

Our Score: 4 out of 5 stars

Growing up in the 80’s, I was a huge fan of the original “Muppet Babies” series and when I heard that the show was being re-imagined for Disney Junior audience, I couldn’t have been happier, now with a 6 year old of my own to enjoy. Let me start with the fact that my daughter honestly has never been a fan of The Muppets at all, so I was hesitate introducing this show. Let me tell you from the moment that theme song hit her eyes lit up and she was hooked. Since her first viewing, this show has people her favorite to watch, she has seen each episode numerous times now.

The voice cast is legit for this re-imagination. There is some amazing talent brought in here for this show including Matt Danner as Kermit the Frog; Melanie Harrison as Piggy; Dee Bradley Baker as Animal; Ben Diskin as Gonzo; Eric Bauza as Fozzie Bear; Jessica DiCicco as a brand-new Muppet Baby, Summer Penguin; and Jenny Slate as Miss Nancy. Disney went all out for this one and delivered for the parents as well as kids.

“Muppet Babies: Time To Play!” is the first volume DVD released for this The episodes included “Sir Kermit the Brave/Animal Fly Airplane”; “Super Fabulous vs. Captain Icecube/Piggy’s Time Machine”; “The Great Muppet Sport-A-thon/You Say Potato, I Say Best Friend”; “Hatastrophe/Fly South”; and even two bonus episodes “How Kermit Got His Groove/One Small Problem” and “Playground Pirates/The Blanket Fort”.

There are also 10 “Muppet Babies: Show & Tell” Shorts with each of the characters. Other special features include The Great Muppet (Short) Musical and 6 Music Videos including “What’s So Scary About The Dark?”; “Never Have To Say Goodbye (To The Summer)”; “Get Back In The Game”; “Good Things Come To Those Who Wait”; “You Can Be A Dancer”; “Muppet Pirate Shanty”. Honestly I was impressed to see so many special features on a kids DVD but this one is jam packed! Can’t wait for future volumes!

Disney’s THE LION KING Performances Begin on Wednesday, February 14 and Play for Four Weeks Through Sunday, March 11 at Dr. Phillips Center

Buyi Zama as “Rafiki” in THE LION KINGNorth American Tour. ©Disney. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Orlando, FL, January 29, 2018 – Casting has been announced for the Orlando return engagement of Disney’s The Lion King. The show’s first appearance in the Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and it’s third time to Orlando, the four-week engagement runs from February 14 through March 11.

The production features Mark Campbell as “Scar,” Gerald Ramsey as “Mufasa,” Buyi Zama as “Rafiki,” Nick Cordileone as “Timon,” Greg Jackson as “Zazu,” Ben Lipitz as “Pumbaa,” Gerald Caesar as “Simba,” Nia Holloway as “Nala,” Keith Bennett as “Banzai,” Martina Sykes as “Shenzi” and Robbie Swift as “Ed.”

The role of “Young Simba” is alternated between Joziyah Jean-Felix and Ramon Reed and the role of “Young Nala” is alternated between Danielle W. Jalade and Gloria Manning.

Rounding out the cast are Derek Adams, Kayla Rose Aimable, Andrew Arrington, William John Austin, Eric Bean, Jr., Kolin Jerron, Thabani Buthelezi, Sasha Caicedo, Kyle Robert Carter, Thembelihle Cele, Erynn Marie Dickerson, Tony Freeman, Mukelisiwe Goba, Deidrea Halley, Jalen Harris, William James Jr., Jane King, Gregory Manning II, Christopher L. Mc Kenzie, Jr., Nhlanhla Ndlovu, Aaron Nelson, Selloane Nkhela, Phylicia Pearl, Christopher Sams, Jordan Samuels, Mpume Sikakane, Sadé Simmons, Kimber Sprawl, Kevin Tate, Jennifer Theriot, Courtney Thomas, Shacura Wade, Zola Williams and Krystal Worrell.

Coming to Orlando as part of the 2017 – 2018 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season tickets start at $35.25 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees. For groups of 10 or more please contact Group Sales at Groups@drphillipscenter.org or calling 407.455.5550.

Ticket buyers are reminded that Dr. Phillips Center is the only official retail ticket outlets for all performances. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that Dr. Phillips Center is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.

The North American touring productions of The Lion King have been seen by more than 19 million theatergoers. Having already played more than 70 cities across North America, The Lion King now proudly returns to Orlando to make its debut in the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Shows, dates, times, prices, and artists are subject to change.

Dashaun Young as “Simba” in THE LION KINGNorth American Tour. ©Disney. Photo by Joan Marcus.

ABOUT THE LION KING

In its 20th year, THE LION KING continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.  Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 24 global productions have been seen by more than 90 million people.  Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), THE LION KING is the only show in history to generate six productions worldwide running 15 or more years.  Performed in eight different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese), productions of THE LION KING can currently be seen on Broadway, London’s West End, Hamburg, Tokyo and Sapporo, Madrid, Scheveningen, Holland, and on tour across North America, for a total of eight productions running concurrently across the globe.  Having played over 100 cities in 19 countries on every continent except Antarctica, THE LION KING’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.          

THE LION KING won six 1998 Tony Awards®:  Best Musical, Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson), Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder), Best Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best Direction of a Musical.  THE LION KING has also earned more than 70 major arts awards including the 1998 NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album, the 1999 Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design. 

The show’s director, costume designer and mask co-designer Julie Taymor continues to play an integral part in the show’s ongoing success.  The first woman to win a Tony Award for Direction of a Musical, Taymor has in recent years supervised new productions of the show around the world.

The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice’s music from The Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from “Rhythm of the Pride Lands,” an album inspired by the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer.  The resulting sound of THE LION KING is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, ranging from the Academy Award®-winning song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” to the haunting ballad “Shadowland.” 

The book has been adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed The Lion King animated feature, and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the film’s screenplay.  Other members of the creative team include:  Michael Curry, who designed the masks and puppets with Taymor, Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Michael Ward (hair and makeup design), John Stefaniuk (associate director), Marey Griffith (associate choreographer), Clement Ishmael (music supervisor) and Doc Zorthian (production supervisor). Anne Quart serves as co-producer.

For more information worldwide, visit LionKing.com.

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About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces. Dr. Phillips Center is a private non-profit collaborating with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the City of Winter Park, the State of Florida and generous donors.

FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando is presented in partnership with Broadway Across America and Florida Theatrical Association. FTA is a non-profit civic organization with a volunteer board of trustees established to ensure the continued presentation of quality touring Broadway productions and the promotion of arts education throughout the state of Florida. For more information, visit FloridaTheatrical.org .

Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes LionKing.com and The Broadway Channel.  Led by 11-time Tony-winning producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Current and past productions include Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, Hairspray, Hello, Dolly!, Million Dollar Quartet, On Your Feet!, The Producers, School of Rock and Waitress. LionKing.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit LionKing.com and Broadway.com.

 

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Product Feature “Wicked Cool Toys 6″ Egg Babies Basic Plush”

Kids these days are obsessed with mystery box and toys like Hatchimals where what you get is a surprise. These Egg Babies are super cute and a great alternative to the Hatchimals craze. They are priced at only $12.99 on Amazon, which is a steal to some other products that are similar. Series 1 features 6 different plush animal babies. These animals were very cute and VERY soft and squishy (my daughters words).

Here is a breakdown of each of the characters you see in the picture to the right:
Turtellini is a colorful turtle who’s outgoing, caring and livens up the party. She’s a true gift to those around her! Bubble Gum is a fluffy pink bunny full of confidence. She is a natural leader, has a true rock and roll spirit and loves to express herself through music.

Hamlet is a cheeky and mischievous pig. He can sometimes be found stirring up trouble but don’t worry, he’s sweet enough to clean up his mess. Kiwi is a true extrovert. This fun-loving chick loves to be in the spotlight.

Kiwi can usually be found center stage as lead singer of the band, Deviled Eggs. Patches is an energetic and determined puppy. He knows good sportsmanship and is more important than the final score.

Snowflake is a sweet and lovable kitty cat. She makes new friends wherever she goes. Her cheerful personality is truly infectious.

Wicked Cool Toys delivers another winner for your kids! Perfect time just for the upcoming holidays. Get those stockings filled with these great toys and get ready to see your kids enjoy opening their egg to reveal which FURRiendly surprise they receive and end up loving forever!

Concert Review: The Machine, Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, CT

 

Eight Fun Mobile Games to Play When You are Really Bored

We’ve all been there, bored out of our wits, stuck at home, waiting for the train or traveling with the bus, and we have all wished to be relieved of that boredom. So, what can be done about it? There are actually lots of things you can do. One of them is playing online casino games, and if you don’t already then we suggest giving it a try. It is an amazing way to deal with boredom. There are so many games on offer, meaning, so many ways to kill time.

  • Neo Monsters. Let’s start with a real old-school game, we are talking about Neo Monsters, available on both iOS and Android, it is monster collecting battle with cool graphics reminscient of Game Boy and old Super Nintendo. We are very happy to recommend this game for all of you.
  • Townsmen. This is an awesome game, reminiscent of the game settlers, which was a big thing a few years back. It’s a simulator, where the goal is to create a town, by using resources and by creating new ones. The idea is to be strategic as well as a good tactician, in order to complete different assignments with respects to the town you are building, in order to succeed.
  • Jackpot Paradise. It is not possible to recommend games to kill the boredom, without recommending this extraordinary Casino site, this is quite a new name in the online gambling world, and yet, it is already well known and well liked. The site offers a great Welcome Bonus for new players. How about 10 free Slots and up to £200 matching bonuses? Go to Jackpot Paradise and check it out.
  • KleptoCats. One might argue that this is a game for children, however, we couldnt disagree more. Who does not love cats? And why cannot an adult play game be both cute and funny? Why not play a game where you own a bunch of adorable cleptomaniac cats that will bring you all kinds of stuff for your room? Sounds weird? It is, but we promise you will also find it interesting and hilarious. The game is available on both iOS and Android.
  • Bet365. There is no way presenting a list of hilarious and fun online games without mentioning Bet365. This is a great Casino and Sports Betting site that offers its own Casino application. The site’s Casino app is powered by Playtech, and as such, it offers some of the best games around. There are Slots as well as Live Casino games on offer, such as Roulette and Blackjack.
  • Trivia Crack. Here is yet another great game, fun to play, together with your friends. This is an application, a multiplayer application in reality, that offers a trivia game concerning completely useless information. We liked it a lot when trying it out, it gave us quite a few laughs. If you have great remote friends, then this is the game for you, and you will most likely share a lot of laughters from afar.
  • Lucky Nugget. We present to you, yet another great Casino appliction. This is a great site with a good reputation that has been around for more than 10 years in total. When the site receantly launched its own Casino application few were surprised as it was a great way for it to notch up its success a bit. Lucky Nugget is powered by the amazing Microtech and installing on your mobile device unlocks 50 free spins for real money.
  • Twofold. This beautifully designed puzzle game is a real mental challenge, it offers great gameplay as well as lots of fun. For those of you that have played Candy Crush, this game is the perfect continuation of your gaming career. However, the game is a bit tricky from the get go and it requires a little bit of getting used to. The tutorial is great though, and so with lots of help, the players are eased into the role of Twofold-players.

 

A New Way to Play: Why Canadians Love Casino Games

Insurance?

Insurance?” (CC BY 2.0) by banspy

Canadians love to gamble. In fact, they love it so much that’s it’s one of the hottest forms of entertainment across the country right now. According to Statista, Canadian casinos raked in more than $6 billion over a 12-month period in 2016, which is up more than $500 million compared to 2006, according to statcan.gc.ca. Much of the recent rise in gaming activity has been down to growth of online casinos.

With virtual platforms offering easy access to traditional games such as roulette and blackjack, more Canadians have had the opportunity to dip their toes in the gaming waters. In fact, to increase participation further, many of the major operators actually offer free-play games. Identical to the real thing but without the cost, these games have served as a great introductory tool which has then given more people the impetus to play some casino classics.

As more Canadians take to the Internet or their local casinos to play the odds, we thought we’d take a look at some of their favoured games and features.

A Little Extra Something

6/365 I'm All in !!!!

6/365 I’m All in !!!!” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by RTD Photography

Everyone loves something for nothing and that becomes clear when you look through the roster of Canadian casinos out there. For example, at casinobonusonline.ca, a casino review site, you’ll notice that the top ranked sites have more than $4,000 in free (or bonus as it’s called) cash available.

In contrast to live casinos, online sites actively reward new players with a bonus and this review site’s top six is a prime example of that. Indeed, if you look at the top of the shop, 888casino, the site’s reviewers have found that you can claim as much as $2,388 in bonus cash. Deals like this not only show how Canadians want something more when they ante up, but they want variety and depth so they can find a deal that suits their needs.

Slots Are a Money Spinner

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When it comes to games, Canadians appear to have an affinity for slots. Look through the lobby of any leading operators, from All Slots and Spin Palace to 888 and beyond, slots are the most numerous games. Although each site will have a different line-up, it’s not uncommon to see in excess of 100 games inside a single lobby. One of the reasons these games are appealing is their themes. Much like pinball machines like Stern’s Spiderman offering, slots take stories and icons from popular culture, from movies to video games, as we’ve discussed on mediamikes.com before, and turn them into a high-octane game.

In terms of specifics, progressive jackpot slots are the most popular variant. From Mega Moolah to Leprechaun’s Luck, these games take a small percentage from each player’s bet, put it into a communal pot and then pay out a prize when someone hits the magic combination. The result of this system is jackpots that often top $1 million. Unsurprisingly, being able to stake a few dollars and win a life-changing sum is hugely appealing and that’s why these games are now popular with Canadian players.

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As much as casino games are great, too much of anything can become tedious. To counter this, many of the top Canadian online casinos offer something on top of their table games. For example, online-casinogames.ca notes that its top ranked sites offer a wide variety of betting options. From classic casino games like blackjack and roulette to live dealer tables (games with real people on the screen), dice games and “number based games” are all available in the online arena.

Having some sort of diversity is crucial because every player is different. Indeed, to ensure the casino industry remains a mainstream endeavour, operators have to cover as many bases as possible. Much like social gaming developer Zynga.com has everything from Words with Friends to poker to cover a broad spectrum, the top Canadian online casinos will offer the widest variety of betting options as possible.

Casino gaming isn’t a niche activity anymore. Thanks to the online world’s bonuses, variety and accessibility, everyone of legal age is now finding some fun in the casino arena.

 

Book Reviews “Disney Poster-A-Page – Disney Junior: Let’s Play & Frozen: Magical Moments”

Series: Disney Poster-a-Page
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Disney
Release Date: September 2, 2014

Our Score: 5 out of 5 stars

Time Home Entertainment Inc has been behind a great Poster-A-Page series featuring some of the most popular Disney franchise characters recently. They feature not only our favorite character but also key story points, and memorable moments. It is what it says it is, this is literally a poster on every page along with nine supersize pull-out posters. that can function as fantastic door signs, room decorations, or background for their fantasy worlds.

Official Premise: “Disney Frozen Poster-A-Page”: Magical Moments relives the magic of the second highest grossing Disney movie of all time. With wintry scenes and cherished characters, this book follows Anna and Kristoff as they encounter Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman, in their epic journey to find Elsa.

Official Premise: “Disney Junior Poster-A-Page: Let’s Play” features the lovable characters from one of the highest rated children’s TV series. This new book introduces us again to the whole Disney Junior team: six-year-old Doc McStuffins; Mickey Mouse and his lovable clubhouse friends Goofy, Donald, Minnie, Daisy, & Pluto; Jake and his faithful Never Land Pirates crew; and Sofia the First along with her family and friends.

“Frozen” has won over everyone in the world with its lovable characters. These are great posters. My daughter already has asked us to hang up at least five different ones. If your kids love Disney Junior, they will love seeing all their favorite characters as well. We get posters of Doc McStuffins, the gang from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, the crew of Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Sofia the First.

 

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Chazz Palmenteri talks about his one-man play of “A Bronx Tale”

Chazz Palmenteri is known best for his roles in films like “The Usual Suspects”, “A Bronx Tale”, “Bullets Over Broadway”, in which he received an Oscar nomination. Chazz brought his one-man play “A Bronx Tale” back to Broadway in 2007 and since then he has been continuing to tour each year with this show. Media Mikes had a chance to chat with him about the show and what he has planned next.

Mike Gencarelli: “A Bronx Tale” hit Broadway in 2007 and hasn’t stopped since; tell us about your journey you are taking with this one-man show?
Chazz Palmenteri: I originally did this back in 1989 and I brought it back to Broadway in 2007 since there was a whole generation of people that didn’t get to see it. It was just going to be Broadway for six months and that’s it. It was such a huge success, they wanted to do a National Tour and I thought I would finish in Vegas. So I did it again in Las Vegas in 2009 after the tour and then it became show of the year and they just keep calling me back. Now I do the like two or three dates a month traveling it around. I want to keep doing it. I can’t stop because people keep wanting to see it.

MG: The show is a real physical workout; how do you prepare for it each night?
CP: I just stay in really good shape. I work out a lot. I am on the treadmill a lot. I watch my weight. I just take care of myself and that is the only way that you can prepare for this. You really just have to be in really great physical condition.

MG: How long do you see yourself touring with this show?
CP: I still am doing plenty of film and TV but I am going this in between gigs. I love doing it. I don’t know, I will continue to do it until I can’t physically or people don’t want to see it.

MG: Ever considered filming it and releasing it on Blu-ray/DVD?
CP: I have thought about that but I haven’t decided what I wanted to do with the show yet. But we will see.

MG: What else you got in the cards next?
CP: I do have a big film that I wanted to talk about. I will be in London this month shooting, “The Kray Brothers” with Tom Hardy. I am really looking forward to that.

Here are the rest of the upcoming show dates for the tour of “A Bronx Tale”:

July 12th – Atlantic City – The Golden Nugget
Oct 4th – Buffalo NY – Kleinhans Music Hall
Oct 10th & 11th – Huntington LI – The Paramount Theater
Oct 17th – Morristown NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center