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Summer In The City: Entertainment Continues At The Fox Performing Arts Center

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The Fox Performing Arts Center is now presenting its ‘Summer in the City’ entertainment schedule. In conjunction with the City of Riverside's Star Trek Exhibition at the Metropolitan Showcase in Downtown, the Fox Performing Arts Center will begin the summer with 3:00 p.m. matinee showings of ten Star Trek movies Saturdays and Sundays from June 26 through August 1.

Celebrating a special occasion in the history of Riverside, the Fox will be presenting a special onenight showing of “Gone with the Wind”, offering patrons a chance to relive the first unveiling of this epic classic which was originally previewed as an unfinished print to the first test audience at the Riverside Fox on September 9, 1939.

In addition to movies and the previously announced one night performance of “American Pie” singer-songwriter Don McLean, Fox Performing Arts Center welcomes Eddie Money on July 29th for a single 8:00 p.m. show.

Money, who’s musical career began in the late1960s, has sold over 28 million records since that time. He is well known for a variety of classic rock hits including “Baby Hold On” “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Think I’m in Love”. With multiple Platinum records under his belt and the introduction of MTV, Money’s over-the-top narrative videos made him a household name by the early 1980’s. In 1986, his duet with Ronnie Spector, “Take Me Home Tonight”, reached number 4 on the Billboard Top 100.

The Fox Performing Arts Center is one of Riverside’s most revered landmarks. In January 2010, after two years of restoration, the City re-opened the Fox as a 1642-seat state-of-the-art performing arts center for Riverside and the Inland Empire. Now the Fox is host to award-winning artists, singersongwriters, comedians, entertainers and Broadway shows which kicked off in January with Grammy Award-winning artist Sheryl Crow.

Tickets are on sale now at Tickermaster www.ticketmaster.com and the Fox Box Office. Ticket prices range from $25 to $67 for Don McLean and Eddie Money, plus $4 facility fee. Tickets for all summer movies are $9. For more information about the schedule and tickets, visit www.FoxRiversideLive.com or contact the Fox Box Office at 951- 779-9800.

Blues Pioneers, B.B. King And Buddy Guy, At San Manuel

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Thursday, August 12, 2010, San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino welcomes B.B. King and Buddy Guy to the stage. These two legendary Southern gentlemen fill the evening with blues and incredible guitar playing.

Tickets are on sale today and available at Ticketmaster.com and the San Manuel Box Office for $45, $55, and $65. The King of the Blues, B.B. King, hails from Mississippi, where he began his long career playing street corners for dimes.

1947 was the year he got serious and moved to Memphis, where he followed in his cousin Bukka White’s footsteps towards becoming one of the most celebrated blues performers. His big break came a year later, when he performed on Sonny Boy Williamson’s radio program, which led to a more permanent place on WDIA, a Memphis radio station, clenching a 10- minute time period doing the “King’s Spot.”

Soon after his number one hit, “Three O’Clock Blues,” King began touring nationally, playing an astonishing 342 one-night stands. Over the years, the Grammy Award-winner has had two #1 R&B hits, including “Three O’Clock Blues” and “You Don’t Know Me,” as well as several #2 R&B hits. He is an inductee into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and has received six honorary doctorates to universities and colleges around the country.

With the release of a new album, “Skin Deep”, Buddy Guy is still building his musical resume and earning accolades. At age seven, Guy fashioned his first makeshift “guitar”, using two-strings attached to a piece of wood secured with his mother’s hairpins. His artistic nature led him to become a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, gaining momentum with hits like “Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues,” “Feel Like Rain,” and “Slippin’ In.”

Through the years, he has received five Grammy Awards, 23 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, which is the most any artist has received, the Billboard Magazine Century Award, and the Presidential National Media of Arts, as well as being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Every Thursday night with headliner entertainment, San Manuel gives away $1,000 just for seeing the show. To be eligible to win, guests only need a ticket to the show, a Club Serrano card and to be 21 or older. Guests can enter beginning at noon on such days. Three drawings will be held on those nights: $250 at 7:20 p.m., $250 at 10:00 p.m. and $500 at 11:00 p.m. Winners must be present.

Musiq Soulchild Celebrates Black Music Month

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Tributes Soul Icons – Frankie Beverly And Marvin Gaye

Platinum recording artist, Musiq Soulchild, has taken a break while recording his next CD to pay homage to a couple of his music heroes. On the slick new retro-styled music video, “Silky Soul,” Musiq honors Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly and the late Marvin Gaye. “Marvin Gaye is one third of my holy trinity of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. I definitely owe them a whole lot as far as me being who I am musically, lyrically, vocally as an entertainer and performer, everything,” Musiq explains.

“I am equally grateful to contribute to the legacy and music of Maze featuring Frankie Beverly. It’s an honor to say the least. I am blessed that the song I performed was chosen to be a single and a video and I want everyone out there to support it. Not just for my sake or Frankie Beverly and Maze or even Marvin Gaye, but for the sake of soul music as a whole.

It’s our music and our culture and only we should have the power and authority to dictate what the future holds for it.”

The video is currently in heavy rotation on VH-1 Soul, Music Choice, and BET’s Centric cable channels. Soul music fans know Beverly wrote “Silky Soul” as a tribute to Marvin Gaye, who was integral to the early success of Maze.

Before their hit streak, Gaye had the band tour with him and introduced them to Capitol Records where they enjoyed the sweet taste of success with songs such as “Golden Time of Day” and “Back In Stride.”

With classic songs such as “What’s Going On?” to his credit, Gaye was one of soul music’s leading men from the 1960s until his premature death in 1984.

“The song was inspired by Marvin Gaye who discovered Frankie Beverly and Maze,” explains video director Parris of GoReela, Inc. “So, as I started researching in preparation for the video I wanted to do something that would take us to back in the day and try to bring it to life using photographs, styling and props. Listening to the way Musiq sang the song, he gave it his own style but kept the old school feel. That’s what I wanted to do with the video, to blend the old with the new and bring something exciting to it.” The tune is featured on the award-winning CD, Silky Soul Music…An All- Star Tribute To Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly (Brantera Music Group). The ten-song project was produced by Beverly’s son Anthony Beverly and Rex Rideout. It features a who’s who in modern soul, ranging from Mary J. Blige and Ledisi to Raheem DeVaughn and KEM. The album has earned high praise in national media outlets such as USA Today, Jet magazine, and the New York Times. Visit http://www.frankiebeverlytribu te.com for further information on the set that is powered by Nuface Entertainment.

Riverside Metropolitan Museum Welcomes RACE Exhibit June 3

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UC Riverside graduate students will present companion research projects from the Inland Empire on June 5

When the traveling museum exhibit “RACE: Are We So Different?” opens at Riverside Metropolitan Museum on Thursday, June 3, Yolanda Moses will be one of the first to welcome the award-winning project to the community where her career as an anthropologist began.

Moses, a professor of anthropology and associate vice chancellor for diversity, excellence and equity at the University of California, Riverside, was president of the American Anthropological Association from 1995 to 1997 when development of the RACE project began. She chaired the 27-member, interdisciplinary, national advisory committee and remains a co-curator and co-principal investigator of the overall project, which includes three traveling exhibits, an award-winning Web site and downloadable materials for teachers, parents and the general public.

“Most people (non-academics) think biological race is real,” Moses said. “We’re saying it’s not. Human variation is real. And the social construction of race is real. Anthropologists and other biological scientists will tell you there is only one biological race, because we are all the same species, Homo sapiens sapiens.”

Funded by both the National Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation, the goals of the initiative are to inform the public about the science, history and everyday experience of race and racism in U.S. society. The interactive exhibit addresses race and racism from the viewpoints of science, history and lived experience. The lived experience portion illustrates how the institutionalization of racism continues to affect education, health and wealth accumulation among different ancestral groups in this country. “Belief in the biological social hierarchy of race can still be seen in institutions such as banking, education and real estate, both in the buying of homes and in wealth accumulation,” Moses said.

Among the student projects are: an examination of redlining (discriminatory real estate practices), race and ethnicity in the Inland Empire; the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in the region; allies and supporters of Japanese families who were interned during World War II; a pictorial history of the Sherman Indian Institute in Riverside; and an oral history of a mixed-race Latino family. The student projects will ultimately appear nationally on the RACE project Web site, www.understandingrace.org.

In addition, the students will display their projects at UCR in fall 2010.

Moses said that she and Tom Patterson, chair of the Department of Anthropology, are negotiating with a prestigious academic journal to coedit a special edition devoted to the students’ research as a model of engaged collaboration that other museums and universities can follow. The original, 5,000-squarefoot, interactive RACE exhibit opened in January 2007 at the Science Museum of Minnesota, along with a companion Web site and instructional materials for families, undergraduate courses and K- 12 teachers. Originally funded with grants of $1 million from the Ford Foundation and $2.8 million from the National Science Foundation, the exhibit has been so popular that the American Anthropological Association raised money to construct a second exhibit. The Ford Foundation provided another $450,000 to create a compact, interactive, 1,500-square-foot version suitable for smaller museum spaces around the country. It is the smaller exhibit that will be in Riverside, co-presented by Best Buy Children’s Foundation and UC Riverside.The RACE project has appeared in museums around the country and will tour American cities through 2014. It was at the California Science Center in Los Angeles and the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley most recently on the West Coast, and will be at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., this spring and summer.

Next year theSmithsonian Museum of Natural History will host the exhibit for six months instead of the usual three. It will coincide with the Smithsonian’s summer folk festival, which is expected to draw millions of visitors from around the world. More than 1 million people have seen the RACE exhibit so far.

The exhibit opens on Thursday, June 3, during Riverside’s Arts Walk, and continues through Sept. 26. A series of study group circles hosted by the “Friends Across the Line” will cover the anthropological, cultural, and social aspects of race. The series will be held September 12, 19, and on the closing date the 26th from 3 – 5 pm.

Riverside Metropolitan Museum is located at 3580 Mission Inn Ave. in downtown Riverside. It is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Monday. Admission is free.

17th Annual Jazz In The Pines

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The Associates of Idyllwild Arts Foundation is proud to present the 17th Annual Jazz in the Pines Saturday and Sunday, August 28 & 29, 2010. Headliners will be announced in the coming weeks.

Regularly priced tickets are $60.00 per day for over 25 acts on three stages. Early bird ticket price is $55.00 until July 15. Individual, group tickets, Patron Dinner packages (includes tickets to each day) and the Saturday Night Jazz and Jambalaya Dinner can be purchased online at www.idyllwildjazz.com.

Gates to the Jazz in the Pines concert pavilion open at 10:00 a.m. both Saturday, August 28 & Sunday August 29 with acts starting at 10:30 a.m. All three of the music venues, Holmes Amphitheater, Stephens Hall and the ever popular French Quarter, play jazz until 5:00 p.m.

The festival is located on the grounds of Idyllwild Arts at 52500 Temecula Road in the cool, clean air of the breathtakingly beautiful mountain village of Idyllwild, California. All parking is free with shuttles running continuously between the center of town and clearly designated lots. A variety of food concessions will tempt your taste buds along with premium wines, beer and margaritas.

Over 65 world class artists will be selling handmade items including art, sculptures, jazz memorabilia, jewelry and Jazz in the Pines collector gifts.

For more information call 951-500-4090, or to book accommodations visit www.idylodging.com or www.idyllvacationrentals.com.

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