“Weird Al” Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour POSTER GIVEAWAY!!!

Know the secret? Scroll down below to find out how to participate in the poster giveaway! Don’t know the secret, and then read below.

So, we’ve been keeping a little secret, and we’re ready to reveal it to you! Behold, the IMG_8918-0limited edition “Weird Al” Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour poster designed by the one and only Print Mafia® made especially for Weird Al’s Bowling Green, Kentucky performance!!!

We have 100 of these posters that we are going to give away!  That’s right, we are doing a GIVEAWAY!!! Want to know how you can get your hands on one of these babies? Sure you do! Scroll down for details! Oh, and be sure to share this post with your friends to help us spread the word!

Random Poster Giveaway Details

So, you want a “Weird Al” Yankovic: The Mandatory World Tour poster designed by the one and only Print Mafia®? Then keep reading to find out how you can participate. Our Marketing Manager, Jessica Snodgrass Kem, is on vacation traveling throughout our beautiful bluegrass state. During her travels, she is randomly hiding a select number of poster vouchers for all to find! Map coordinates and clues will be posted starting this Thursday, June 25, 2015, using the following SKyPAC social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and Instagram. Don’t miss your chance to claim one of these awesome Print Mafia® posters!

Unclaimed Poster Coordinates:
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WKU graduate Althaus featured in ‘Orange is the New Black’

Originally posted on WKU News:

Emily Althaus, a 2009 WKU graduate from Louisville, is featured in the role of Maureen Kukudio in the new season of Orange is the New Black.

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TV binge watchers were waiting with anticipation last weekend for the premiere of the third season of the Netflix original series. Orange is the New Black, based on the memoir of Piper Kerman’s year in prison, has been popular with audiences since its premiere in July 2013.

No spoilers here, but Althaus has a storyline closely intertwined with one of the main characters.

Althaus was featured in the fall 2012 issue of Potter College Arts & Letters Magazine after making her Broadway debut in the 2012 revival of Harvey, starring Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

Althaus has worked steadily since her time at WKU where she appeared in many…

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Just Announced! The Beach Boys to Appear at SKyPAC

Bowling Green, KY — (May 22, 2015) — As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequaled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world. The Beach Boys will pull into town to perform for Sounds of Independence at SKyPAC on July 23, 2015 in Bowling Green.

Since lead-singer Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’”The_Beach_Boys_Official_Photo (1961), dozens of the band’s chart-toppers have become eternal anthems of America: “SurfinUSA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldnt It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Musicand “Kokomo.”            

                                   

The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers were honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.

Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys, Capitol/EMI’s 30-track collection of the band’s biggest hits, has achieved triple-platinum success with sales of more than three million copies in the U.S. since its release.

Independence Bank is proud to partner with SKyPAC for its third year of the Sounds of Independence concert,” said Brad Howard, President of Independence Bank. “It’s exciting to see artists such as The Beach Boys come to town knowing the excitement this will mean for the surrounding areas, our community and downtown Bowling Green.”

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, May 29th at 10:00AM. Pre-sale for SKyPAC members will begin Tuesday, May 26th at 10:00AM (CST). To take part in future SKyPAC pre-sale opportunities contact Deborah Stein at 270-904-5002 to become a SKyPAC member. For additional information visit www.TheSKyPAC.com or call the SKyPAC ticket office at 270-904-1880.

$100,000 Challenge Issued by SKyPAC

The SKyPAC Foundation Board has issued a $100,000 Challenge to the community to demonstrate their renewed commitment to SKyPAC’s mission. SKyPAC’s Board’s $100,000 will match 100% of all cash gifts made within the next 30 days, up to $100,000. Everyone is invited and encouraged to generously participate.

“Like all nonprofit organizations, we depend on the healthy support of our community,” said Jan Allan Zarr, SKyPAC Executive Director. “We are very fortunate to have a board that is so very supportive financially. This Challenge is a huge indication of their commitment to fulfilling our mission.”

Katherine Sikora, Chair of the Board. “We knew there wasn’t a better way to say we were ‘all in’ than to pool our cash resources and issue a challenge this month. We are determined to engage this community in SKyPAC’s mission. It enhances and enriches so many lives. We are passionate and serious about making sure SKyPAC is strong and vibrant!”

The Board Challenge began as a way to bring cash gifts to SKyPAC during April and May—the months where philanthropy are especially important to SKyPAC. “This gives us a great oppor-tunity to go to our friends and supporters and ask them to double the impact of their giving. It is a very exciting—and urgent—reason for us to talk with people who can make a difference,” said Zarr.

“I’m very honored to serve this community through SKyPAC leadership,” said Lynn O’Keefe, SKyPAC Foundation Board member, and Board Challenge participant. “Our board members don’t just come to meetings. We know we need to be active fundraisers and have ‘skin in the game’ in order to make a real impact on arts enrichment in this region.”

A Challenge Celebration is being planned for early June in anticipation of meeting the goal. Those who help meet the challenge will be invited to celebrate and look ahead together at the bright future for SKyPAC. Details about the celebration will be forthcoming for all participants.

For more information about the $100,000 Board Challenge, call Betty McGuire at (270) 904-5000.

$100,000 Challenge Issued by SKyPAC.

 

CASTING CROWNS to perform in Bowling Green this Summer!

GRAMMY Award-winning Contemporary Christian group CASTING CROWNSCastingCrowns_SmallVertical2 scheduled to perform this summer, Friday, July 10, 2015, at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC). With 8.8 million albums sold to date – including one RIAA Double Platinum Album, three Platinum and six Gold records, and two Platinum and four Gold DVDs – CASTING CROWNS – remains the top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, May 15th at 10:00AM.

CASTING CROWNS consists of seven members: Mark Hall (lead singer/songwriter), Melodee DeVevo (violin, cello, vocals), Brain Scoggin (drums), Megan Garrett (piano, keyboards, vocals), Juan DeVevo (guitar, vocals), Chris Huffman (bass guitar, vocals) and Josh Mix (lead guitar, vocals) – got its start as a youth group worship band originally respective churches in Atlanta, where Hall is serving in his 23rd year in youth ministry as student pastor at Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church.Crowns main

Building on a strong foundation forged by their self-titled major label debut in 2003 that went Double Platinum, CASTING CROWNS has earned some of the industry’s most prestigious accolades, including six GRAMMY nominations, winning a GRAMMY for the band’s 2005 effort, Lifesong. In addition, over the past decade, CASTING CROWNS has garnered 17 GMA Dove Awards, three American Music Awards and two Billboard Music Awards, among others. Most recently, the band was named Artist of the Year exclusively by fans at the 2014 K-LOVE Fan Awards.

Always looking for opportunities to use their platform for greater good, over the course of their career, CASTING CROWNS has seen more than 80,000 children sponsored through their advocacy efforts at concerts. Moreover, the band was a part of a team of first-responders who helped distribute supplies to survivors following the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. The band recently wrapped its headlining Thrive Tour, which visited 76 cities throughout 2014 in support of their seventh studio offering. Thrive (Reunion Records/Beach Street Records). For more information, visit www.CastingCrowns.com.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for CASTING CROWNS go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 15th at 10:00AM. Ticket prices range from $25-$75. Pre-sale for SKyPAC members is Tuesday, May 12th at 10:00AM. To take advantage of the pre-sale opportunity contact Deborah Stein at 270-904-5002 to become a SKyPAC member today. SKyPAC members receive the opportunity to purchase tickets and get the best seats available before they go on sale to the public for this performance and future performances. Group tickets will be available for groups of 10 or more. For additional information visit www.TheSKyPAC.com or call the SKyPAC Ticket Office at 270-904-1880.

One Night Only! Jamie Hyneman’s final performances on tour! AT THE SKyPAC, NOVEMBER 16, 2015 TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015

Mythbusters_logoBowling Green, Ky Friday, May 1, 2015 – The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) is thrilled to announce that the all-new live show MythBusters Jamie & Adam UNLEASHED!, starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series “MythBusters,” debuts for one night only on Monday, November 16th. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, May 8th at 10:00AM.

MythBusters Jamie & Adam UNLEASHED! presents a fantastical evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, exciting videos, and behind-the-scenes stories. With this show, fans join Jamie and Adam onstage to assist in their mind-blowing and mind-twisting approaches to science. MythBusters Jamie & Adam UNLEASHED! brings you face-to-face with the curious world of Jamie and Adam as the duo matches wits on stage with each other and members of the audience. Jamie Hyneman has announced that he will end touring with the live show this year.

Since 2012, Jamie and Adam have toured North America, Australia and New Zealand with their live show.  To date, they have performed in 108 cities, given 119 performances, over 200,000 people have seen them onstage and the tour has grossed over $12 million. This fall, the tour will perform 31 dates across the US and Canada.

One of the most highly regarded and watched series on the Discovery Channel, “MythBusters” is now in its thirteenth season. Co-hosted by Hyneman and Savage, the show mixes scientific method with gleeful curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity to create its own signature style of explosive experimentation – and the supporting or debunking of urban myths that we live with day to day.

Jamie and Adam have become spokespersons at large for applying science to real life – most recently as hosts of the Discovery Channel special “iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World,” and have appeared on numerous shows including “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Good Morning America,” “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “The Colbert Report,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition,” “Countdown

with Keith Olberman,” and many more. They were invited to participate in Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s Rally to Restore Fear And/Or Sanity and have received the Young Artist Award for inspiring young people in the interest of science. The MythBusters have been invited to participate on a panel at Comic-Con, where their appearances have sold-out four years running.

Jamie and Adam serve as guest editors for Popular Mechanics and were featured on the cover of the September 2009 issue. That same year, they were inducted as honorary members into Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. They are Honorary Lifetime Members of the California Science Teachers Association and were named Honorary Engineers and Honorary Members of the Francis Crowe Society at the University of Maine. Both Hyneman and Savage were given honorary Doctorates at the University of Twente in the Netherlands for their efforts at popularization of science.

Jamie and Adam produced and starred in an H1N1 Public Service Announcement for the White House, and were chosen by the President to retest the Archimedes legend using 500 schoolchildren as surrogate soldiers.

They appeared as themselves in the movie Darwin Awards and have made several cameos on other TV shows, including CSI. And In 2010, Hyneman and Savage received the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism from the Harvard Secular Society.

About Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage

Jamie Hyneman is the owner of M5 Industries, an effects company specializing in problematic custom builds. Besides serving as headquarters of “MythBusters,” M5 continues to work on various research & development projects for private clients.

After trying his hand at careers as various as librarian at the United Nations in Geneva to running a diving and sailing charter business in the Caribbean, Hyneman began his career in show business as special effects shop assistant in New York and later in San Francisco as a crew member on films including “Robocop,” “Arachnophobia” and “Naked Lunch.”

While managing Colossal Pictures’ model shop in San Francisco, Hyneman was given the opportunity to take over – and M5 Industries was born.

 

Hyneman graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Russian. He has received an honorary engineering degree from the University of Maine as well as an honorary doctorate of engineering from Villanova University, with whom he has an ongoing collaborative relationship to help develop new safety concepts for the military. He is the holder of several patents and the winner of numerous industry awards. Hyneman currently resides the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife.

Adam Savage received a call from Jamie Hyneman in 2002 to participate in a demo for a TV show, which turned into the wildly popular Discovery Channel & SBS series “MythBusters.”

Savage immersed himself in the NYC arts scene before moving to San Francisco in 1990 to parlay his skills into the thriving theater scene. There he worked for dozens of companies as set designer, prop master, art director and producer before falling into the machine art community where he learned welding, pneumatics, hydraulics, electronics and robot-building.

After exhibiting his work in over 50 art shows nationwide, Savage caught the eye of the special effects industry and began working as a prop builder and art director for major commercials for Sega, Coca-Cola, Nike, Burger King and Chevrolet. His work on a Coca-Cola commercial earned him a Clio Award nomination.

After a 18-month stint as head of research & development for startup toy company ZOOB, Savage joined George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic, where he worked on “Star Wars: Episodes 1 and 2,” “Galaxy Quest,” “Space Cowboys,” “A.I.,” “Terminator 3,” “The Mummy,” and dozens of commercials. During this time he also worked as model-shop supervisor for the two “Matrix” sequels as well as taught at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.

Savage continues to dabble in his multiple hobbies, including passionately restoring his vintage four-wheel drive vehicle and accruing new pieces for his movie prop collection. He currently lives in San Francisco with his wife, twin boys and two dogs.
About MagicSpace Entertainment
Principals Lee D. Marshall, Joe Marsh, John Ballard, Steve Boulay and Bruce Granath have been producing and presenting shows worldwide for over 30 years.

“We have had the pleasure and privilege of producing and presenting many great shows and tours over the years,” says Lee Marshall, MagicSpace CEO. “Our strength has always been the ability to find great opportunities that do not fit into any pre-conceived template. We get excited about projects, which have the potential to find an audience. It doesn’t matter to us if the show is a concert tour, an exhibition, an arena spectacle or a Broadway musical. Our strength is finding new opportunities and then paying a great deal of attention to how they are managed. We feel we are uniquely positioned to thrive in the current marketplace where traditional formulas and business models are thrown out and new ones need to be invented daily.”

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for Mythbusters Jamie & Adam UNLEASHED! will be available for groups of 10 or more. For additional information on performance times and tickets visit www.TheSKyPAC.com or call the SKyPAC ticket office at 270-904-1880.

Get tickets in advance! Become a SKyPAC member today to receive the opportunity to purchase tickets and get the best seats available before they go on sale to the public for this performance and future performances. Contact Deborah Stein at 270-904-5002 for more details.

The Arts Mean Business

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“The great thing about the arts is they are already in your city. The arts, unlike many industries, are not going to relocate overseas or to a different city. The arts are committed to serving your city’s residents and improving the quality of life. But what they do need are community leaders to recognize them as an industry worthy of both private and public sector support.”  Read more.

Originally posted on CitiesSpeak:

This is a guest post by Jay H. Dick, Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs at Americans for the Arts.

Meyerson_Symphony_Center_Dallas_1_fullsizeThe Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, is a visually spectacular example of the type of anchor for economic development that can be achieved when city governments invest in arts and culture initiatives. (photo: Matt Clarkson)

If your city had a new construction company move to town, this would be good news – more jobs, more economic activity, and more tax revenues to be collected. How about if your city received funding from your state to widen a road? Again, you would probably welcome this news with open arms. Now, think about a new arts organization moving to town. Would you look at this group with the same economic lens that you used to look at the construction or transportation business?

If your answer was no…

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