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Kurt Angle and Becky Lynch of WWE at Wizard World Con – Cleveland

Kurt Angle and Becky Lynch of WWE at Wizard World Con – Cleveland

Future WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle will be at this years Wizard World Comic Con in Cleveland. Along with him will also feature current WWE Superstar Beck Lynch.

The weekend is filled of entertainment and also the appearance of KISS’s bassist Gene Simmons.  The event is guaranteed to be a blast for all.

 

 

 

 

KISS’ Gene Simmons to hit Cleveland at Wizard World Con 2017 and Agora!

genesimmonsWizard World, Inc., (WIZD) the preeminent producer of Wizard World Comic Cons across North America, has formed a new Touring Unit in partnership with veteran music and technology executive Nick Turner. The new unit will bring vibrant live entertainment to Wizard World shows, building on the Wizard’s initiative to create an atmosphere of a weekend festival at every Wizard World show.

Wizard World is proud to announce that the first venture of Wizard World Touring a joint venture production with Gene Simmons by which the legendary KISS front-man, bassist and rock icon will perform “An Evening with Gene Simmons and his Band” and attend five Wizard World Comic Con events as an iconic star attraction in 2017. The club venue concerts are in conjunction with appearances at conventions in Cleveland (March 18-19), St. Louis (April 8-9), Philadelphia (June 2-3), Chicago (August 26-27) and Austin (November 17-18).

Evening concerts are planned on Friday in each of the respective cities, with Simmons on hand each Saturday to greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct live interactive Q&A sessions at each Wizard world Comic Con.

“I’m excited to bring Rock & Roll back to Wizard World Comic Con in 2017,” said Simmons. “It will be great to meet fans and perform for them in every city.”

John D. Maatta, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wizard World stated: “We are thrilled to be working with Gene for our inaugural production by Wizard World Touring. Gene is a showman-businessman hyphenate, and there is no better entertainer whom the fans love more.” Maatta continued: “We are working very hard at Wizard World to build it into a ‘best of breed’ entertainment/live event company. Wizard World Touring is another aggressive step forward into a sector that is extremely promising for us—It is a brand new day at Wizard World. We are very pleased to have a seasoned executive of the caliber of Nick Turner to guide us into this space.”

The agreement is the beginning of a new touring unit spearheaded by Nick Turner, which will bring entertainment to Wizard World shows, building on the promotion’s initiative to create an atmosphere of a weekend festival at every stop.

In Cleveland, fans can rock out on Saturday night, March 18, with “An Evening with Gene Simmons and his Band” at Agora Theater (5000 Euclid Ave.) beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for $29.95 in advance at http://agoracleveland.com and http://www.wizardworld.com and $35 at the door, with special meet-and-greet packages also available. Venues, times and pricing for other cities to be announced closer to those respective shows.

Simmons, who was a big hit in his first Wizard World Comic Con appearance in Richmond in 2016, is a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur and one of the world’s most recognized personalities. He co-founded KISS 42 years ago. KISS is America’s #1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time, in all categories (RIAA). KISS has sold over 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, is celebrating its 43rd year, and continues to sell out stadiums and arenas around the world, breaking box-office records set by Elvis and the Beatles. KISS was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the 2014 induction ceremony, and the band is recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for its pioneering work.

Wizard World comic and gaming con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor. The famed Wizard World Comic Con Portland Costume Contest will take place on Saturday night.

Wizard World Con 2017 Cleveland brings in guest Michael C. Hall

MICHAEL C. HALL most recently starred as Thomas Newton in the New York Theatre Workshop production of “Lazarus” (Drama Desk, Drama League, Lucille Lortel award nominations) by David Bowie & Enda Walsh, directed by Ivo van Hove and inspired by the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis. The musical will start previews on October 25 and run through January 22 at King’s Cross Theater in London. Hall previously portrayed the title character in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, directed by Michael Mayer from the book by John Cameron Mitchell, with music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. He also starred in Will Eno’s Broadway production of The Realistic Jones (Drama League Award nomination) directed by Sam Gold and co-starring Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei.

Hall made his Broadway debut in 1999 as the Master of Ceremonies in Sam Mendes’ revival of Cabaret and portrayed Billy Flynn in 2002 in the revival of Chicago. Off-Broadway, Hall’s credits include the Roundabout Theatre Company’s Mr. Marmalade, Cymbeline, Macbeth, Timon of Athens, and Henry V at the Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival,The English Teachers for MCC, the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Corpus Christi, Romeo and Juliet at Center Stage, R Shoman at Williamstown and Skylight at the Mark Taper Forum. His television credits include “Dexter” (SAG, Golden Globe awards; five Emmy nominations) and “Six Feet Under” (two SAG ensemble awards, Emmy nomination).

On film, Hall co-starred in Jim Mickle’s Cold in July and John Krokidas’ Kill Your Darlings. He will next be seen in Antonio Campos’ Christine (which premiered in Dramatic Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival) with Rebecca Hall. He is currently shooting Peter Landesman’s Felt, a political thriller about Watergate, told from the vantage point of Deep Throat. Hall plays White House Counsel John Dean. MFA: NYU.

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Local Record Label Love Muffin To Celebrate 5 Years

Cleveland based Love Muffin Records will celebrate its 5 year anniversary with a concert October 1st @ the Symposium (11794 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107).

The lineup includes label bands Skychief and The Darker Shore, as well as 1000 Hours. Doors are at 8:30 with music starting at 9:00. It is a 18 and over show. Admission is $7.

Love Muffin got its name from a nickname that owner Adam Rich acquired in high school. While he has his ideas on who coined the nickname, he is not certain. It seems to have originated on the soccer team. Adam created the label to release his mostly instrumental guitar cassettes while at BGSU in the 1990s. In 2005, he took a small business class at Tri-C and used the label as his business for the class, complete with writing a business plan and filling out all the paperwork to legally operate a business. He made the label official as of January 1st, 2006. His first official release was his April 2006 solo CD, You Can’t Escape Life.

In 2007, Love Muffin put on its very first concert at the HiFi Club as a joint effort with Domain Cleveland. After another show with Domain Cleveland’s help, he started booking shows on his own, mostly at the Phantasy/Symposium. In recent years, he has done shows at the Spitfire, Wilbert’s, Barking Spider and Euclid Tavern. He created his own LoveMuffinPalooza yearly concert starting in 2008. It was based off the long running Undercurrents Festival that Adam had loved attending in the 1990s. In 2010 he also started Gobble Gobble Hey, a Thanksgiving weekend punk concert.

Over the 5 years, the label has released CDs by Adam Rich, Youngstown’s TiLT 360 & Akron’s Skychief. 2011 releases already include the debut from The Flavor. The debut CD from The Darker Shore is also scheduled for later this year. The label also acts as on online distributor by selling CDs by local bands Hollywood Blondes, Oliver Buck & The New Madrids, Space Goblin and more. Love Muffin has also added radio/press promotional services for bands.

Label owner Adam Rich is a semi-veteran of the Cleveland music scene. Going back to 1995, he has been in State Of Green, Tadpol, Girth and Oliver Buck & The New Madrids. He is currently the bassist for The Flavor.

Visit the official Love Muffin website www.lovemuffinrecords.com, or contact them via email info@lovemuffinrecords.com for more information.

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