Jackson Browne and friends with Jeff Bridges, Jessie Bridges and David Crosby

A Benefit for Sanctuary Centers  

On October 25th at the Arlington Theatre in Santa BarbaraJackson Browne and friends including Jeff Bridges, Jessie Bridges and David Crosby will host a special benefit for the Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara, the renowned non-profit provider of care for adults living with mental illness in the area. Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets including the Arlington Theatre Box Office and Ticketmaster.com.  


SHOW DATES      Sat., Oct 25 at 8:00p

TICKET PRICES   $150.00 / $88.00 / $68.00 / $58.00 / $45.00


Includes remastered versions of Springsteen’s first seven studio albums on CD or LP with Recreations of original artwork; book of rare memorabilia and photos

On November 17th, Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings will release ‘Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984,’ a boxed set comprised of remastered editions of the first seven albums recorded and released by Bruce Springsteen for Columbia Records between 1973 and 1984. All of the albums are newly remastered (five for the first time ever on CD) and all seven are making their remastered debut on vinyl. 

The seven albums are recreations of their original packaging and the set is accompanied by a 60-page book featuring rarely-seen photos, memorabilia and original press clippings from Springsteen’s first decade as a recording artist. 

Acclaimed engineer Bob Ludwig, working with Springsteen and longtime engineer Toby Scott, has remastered these albums, all newly transferred from the original analogue masters using the Plangent Process playback system.

Albums included:

Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)*

The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle (1973)*

Born To Run (1975)

Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978)

The River (1980)*

Nebraska (1982)*

Born In The U.S.A. (1984)* 

*denotes first time remastered on CD

‘Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984’ is available for pre-order at Amazon (CD box set http://smarturl.it/BS_V1_amznCD and Vinyl box set http://smarturl.it/BS_V1_amznLP ) and iTunes (http://smarturl.it/BS_V1_itunes)

For more info about Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band click here:







Celebrities and Local Volunteers Polish the Plaques on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

As an official welcome to the fall arts season in the city, the Philadelphia Music Alliance, Avenue of the Arts, Inc. and the I.A.T.S.E. Local Union 8 are proud to announce MAKING THE STARS SHINE, on Philadelphia’s Walk of Fame, Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 8:00 AM – Noon.

MAKING THE STARS SHINE will highlight the rich musical heritage of Philadelphia as volunteers from I.A.T.S.E. Local Union 8, Philadelphia’s music community including Walk of Fame Honorees Chubby Checker, Dee Dee Sharp, Charlie Gracie, Jerry Blavat, Jerry Ross, and more; and the Friends of the Avenue of the Arts clean and polish the bronze plaques along the esteemed Walk of Fame. The Walk of Fame honors Philadelphia’s rich musical culture and history through 121 bronze plaques, spanning the Avenue of the Arts from Walnut Street to Spruce Street.

The event will provide a spotlight for The Avenue of the Arts’ fall event schedule, and will include an appearance by the Philly POPS. Music by various Philadelphia Music Alliance honorees will be the soundtrack to the event, through sound systems provided by CLEAR SOUND.

Additional sponsors and supporters of the Walk of Fame beautification project include: Center City District, University of the Arts, The Wilma Theater, Opera Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadanco!, and The Capital Grille. And a special thanks to Starbucks Coffee and the Garces Group. The proud Stage Hands of Philadelphia’s I.A.T.S.E. Local 8 will step out from behind the scenes of these grand theater organizations and help “make the stars shine”!

President of IATSE Local 8, Michael Barnes is proud that members of the Local 8 Community Outreach Committee took the initiative to suggest this project to the Philadelphia Music Alliance. 

"We always are looking for ways to give back to our Community,” says Barnes. “The Avenue of the Arts and the Walk of Fame represent the ongoing history of great artists and culture right here in Philadelphia." 

About I.A.T.S.E. Local Union 8 

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) was founded in 1893. I.A.T.S.E. is the largest union representing workers in the entertainment industry. For more information, visit www.iatse8.com.

About the Philadelphia Music Alliance

Established in 1986, the Philadelphia Music Alliance (PMA) is a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Philadelphia’s rich musical legacy by increasing awareness of the city’s great musical tradition and supporting the current music scene. For more information, visit www.philadelphiamusicalliance.org

About The Avenue of the Arts, Inc.

The Avenue of the Arts, Inc. (AAI) is the entertainment heart and soul of Philadelphia. The AAI’s mission is to support growth and development along the Avenue of the Arts. For more information, visit www.avenueofthearts.org



WHAT: As an official welcome to the fall arts season in the city, the Philadelphia Music Alliance, Avenue of the Arts, Inc. and the I.A.T.S.E. Local Union 8 are proud to announce MAKING THE STARS SHINE, on Philadelphia’s Walk of Fame, Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 8:00 AM – Noon.

WHERE: Philadelphia Walk of Fame

Broad Street between Walnut and Spruce Streets

WHO: Chubby Checker, Dee Dee Sharp, Charlie Gracie, Jerry Blavat, Jerry Ross, and other Walk of Fame honorees to be announced.

Volunteers from the Philadelphia Music Community, Stage Hands of I.A.T.S.E. Local Union 8, Friends of the Avenue of the Arts, and the Philadelphia Music Alliance.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
8:00 AM – NOON

8:00 AM.: Shining of the Walk of Fame begins along both sides of South Broad Street. Various arts organizations stroll along, handing out information about their upcoming performance seasons.

9:30 AM: Merriam Theater Lobby- Representatives of the Avenue of the Arts and the Philadelphia Music Alliance will welcome the public and formally kick off the event. Participating organizations, and the “stars” of the Walk of Fame, will be available for interviews and comments.

10:00 AM-Noon: Plaque cleaning continues and concludes.

*PLEASE NOTE: In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the following day on Wednesday, September 24 from 8am – Noon.


VANS OTW Announces ‘What’s Good LA?’

EP Powered by Friends of Friends and Drops First Track “Motivated” by Problem x Salva

Vans OTW proudly presents “What’s Good Los Angeles?”, a 5-song downloadable EP project that showcases some of the finest artists the City of Angels has to offer.

Partnering with local independent record label Friends of Friends, Vans and FoF explore some of the best cultural movements in LA, debuting new tracks from the likes of Stones Throw artist/Funkmosphere founder Dam Funk, Body High co-founder Jerome LOL, electronic crooner and Anticon artist Baths, infamous LA DJ/Producer and Peacemaker founder Salva collaborating with Compton rapper Problem, and Odd Future’s Hodgy Beats rapping over a beat from Soulection/Team Supreme member Mr. Carmack. Stream the first release from the EP, Salva x Problem’s “Motivated,” and check out the track listing below.

The complete “What’s Good Los Angeles?” EP project will be available for free download exclusively at www.vans.com/whatsgood starting October 8.


"Motivated" - Problem & Salva
via Soundcloud
Watch Problem and Salva In The Studio
via Youtube
Vans OTW Presents ‘What’s Good LA?’ 
via Vans

Vans OTW Presents: ‘What’s Good LA?’ 
Powered by Friends of Friends

Track list: 
1. Problem x Salva - Motivated
2. Dam Funk - Looks Like Ya’ Got Somethin’ To Say
3. Hodgy Beats - Bars (Produced by Mr. Carmack)
4. Jerome LOL - Burton Hall
5. Baths - Disorderly

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