Friday, November 26, 2010

Bret Michaels at Goodfella's

Bret Michaels performing at Goodfella's in Pottsville, PA on Thanksgiving night 2010.

Photos by Joe Ryan/

Bret's remaining Tour dates for 2010:

11/30/10 El Paso, TX

12/03/10 Grand Ronde, OR

12/05/10 Las Vegas, NV

12/07/10 Idaho Falls, ID

12/17/10 Riverside, CA

Appearing with Warrant
12/27/10 Mount Pleasant, MI

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Big Time Rush at Paramus Catholic

On November 22, 2010 the popular Nickelodeon band, Big Time Rush, made a visit to Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, NJ. The students were treated to a private performance after winning the "Show Us Your School Spirit!" that was sponsored by CBS Radio and Walgreens. To enter, students were required to text or go online to vote for their school from August 2nd through August 22nd. Paramus Catholic was one of ten schools across the U.S. to win the concert.

The band is featured on the Nickelodeon network’s hit TV series, Big Time Rush. The show is the highest-rated and most-watched live-action series premiere with kids, tweens and total viewers (6.8 million) in the history of Nickelodeon.
Visit the band's website

Photos by Joe Ryan/

Elton John Photos from 2010 World Tour

Elton John made it to the Asheville Civic Center on November 16, 2010 along with Leon Russell for one incredible night of top-tier entertainment.

The highly acclaimed, world renowned performer did not disappoint.  Leon Russell, who opened the show, came back onstage to perform with Sir Elton John hits from their collaborative album, The Union.  The quickly sold out show kept on going and Elton John, along with his band, just kept pouring soul into hit after hit keeping the audience fully entertained.  Toward the end of the night, Elton showed no signs of slowing down and even though he could have ended the show an hour earlier, at times bowing and another slamming the cover to his Yamaha piano shut, he just raised the lid and took back to the piano bench to blaze more all-star tunes to a well-received crowd.  Getting on top of his piano (literally) and walking about the full length of the stage on all side to greet the many fans in awe of his spectacular performance, Elton John did not leave hanging the many who brought albums and memorabilia for him to sign—which he did.  The stage security earned their money and it was funny to see ladies (in their 60's) being pushed back like in classic footage of infatuated girls in the presence of the Beatles during their heyday, and I would bet some of these ladies were one in the same!

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More Elton John Photos from this show at Performance Impressions & view Elton John Slide Show

Elton John's successes have rightfully earned him the designation as one of the greatest performers of our era with 25 platinum albums, 29 consecutive Top 40 hits, and over 250 million records sold worldwide.  With 50+ years of performing under his belt, Elton borrowed from his huge repertoire of music surpassing many's high expectations for an night of music that had no regard for age—both his and the audience's.

Video stops shaking after a few seconds:

Elton John Performing Rocket Man at Asheville Civic Center

© 2010 David Oppenheimer

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Grand Ole Opry's Marty Stuart debut's Paul Shaffer!!

Grand Ole Opry on a Saturday night!
Where else can you see Paul Shaffer, Marty Stuart, Lil Jimmy Dickens, Ralph Stanley, The Whites, Charlie Daniels, Connie Smith, Charlie Pride and more perform live at one show.

Photos by Butch Worrell


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