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Mosaic Place is pleased to announce ZZ TOP, a/k/a “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” will be coming to Moose Jaw on their La Futura Tour in March of 2014. Tickets for ZZ TOP will be available to purchase Friday, December 6th at 10am.
In 2004 the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact. Of course, there are only three of them – Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard -- but it’s still a remarkable achievement that they’re still very much together after more than 40 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio. “Yeah,” says Billy, guitarist extraordinaire, “we’re the same three guys, bashing out the same three chords.” With the release of each of their albums the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they’ve recorded. ZZ TOP is the same but always changing.
The elements that keep ZZ TOP fresh, enduring and above the transitory fray may be summed up in the three words of the band’s internal mantra: “Tone, Taste and Tenacity.” Of course, the three members of the band have done their utmost to do their part in assuring that ZZ TOP prevails. As genuine roots musicians, the members of the band have few peers. Billy is widely regarded as one of American finest blues guitarists working in the rock idiom. His influences are both the originators of the form – Muddy Waters, B.B. King, et al – as well as the British blues rockers who emerged the generation before ZZ’s ascendance. In his early days of playing, no less an idol that Jimi Hendrix singled him out for praise. Part mad scientist, part prankster, he’s a musical innovator of the highest order.
Dusty has long had an affinity for rock’s origins; his earliest performances as a child included Elvis songs convincingly performed. Not only is he a bass virtuoso in his own right, his vocal prowess is awe-inspiring. He’s
the lead voice you hear on “Tush” and his ferocious vocals are heard, to great effect, on “Piece” on the new album. Good natured and diligent, Dusty is the rock solid bottom of ZZ TOP.
Frank has also been keeping the beat in that great tradition. As both a roots and progressive drummer, he has been acknowledged as key to the band’s powerful on-stage and in-studio presence. He and Dusty, in their early years together, served as Lightnin’ Hopkins’ rhythm section which, as Frank tells it, was a life changing experience. Frank, despite his last name, is the guy in the band without a beard. But when you’re with him, you’re with a Beard. He’s a rockin’ paradox who provides the pulse of ZZ TOP.
ZZ TOP’s music is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful and 100% Texas American in derivation. The band’s support for the blues is unwavering both as interpreters of the music and preservers of its legacy. It was ZZ TOP that celebrated “founding father” Muddy Waters by turning a piece of scrap timber than had fallen from his sharecropper’s shack into a beautiful guitar, dubbed the “Muddywood.” This totem was sent on tour as a fundraising focus for The Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi, site of Robert Johnson’s famed “Crossroads” encounter with the devil. ZZ TOP’s support and link to the blues remains as rock solid as the music they continue to play. They have sold millions of records over the course of their career, have been officially designated as Heroes of The State of Texas, have been referenced in countless cartoons and sitcoms and are true rock icons but, against all odds, they’re really just doing what they’ve always done. They’re real and they’re surreal and they’re ZZ TOP.
Ticket prices start at $59.00 plus taxes and fees and go on sale to the public Friday, December 6th at 10am.
Order your tickets online at www.mosaicplace.ca, charge by phone 624-2050 or,
visit the Mosaic Place Box Office.
ZZ TOP at Mosaic Place March 14, 2014 at 7:30pm
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Moose Jaw (SK) November 22, 2013 – Due to circumstances beyond the control of Mosaic Place Management, we have been advised that, ‘Christmas with The Regina Symphony Orchestra’, scheduled for November 30th 2013 at Mosaic Place, has been postponed.
Anyone who has purchased tickets for the event will be issued a full refund. Ticket purchasers may contact the Mosaic Place Box Office to receive or apply their full refund starting Tuesday, November 26, 2013 and tickets purchased through credit card will be refunded automatically. The RSO is looking at available performance dates for rescheduling in 2014.
For a full listing of upcoming events please visit mosaicplace.com.
For a look at upcoming RSO concerts, please visit their website reginasymphony.com.
For more information on refunds please contact Mosaic Place Box Office at 306-624-2050.
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SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR 2014 TELUS CUP; MORGAN RIELLY NAMED EVENT AMBASSADOR; K+S POTASH CANADA & TOURISM SASKATCHEWAN PRESENTED AS PLATINUM SPONSORS; SASKENERGY TO BE CHAMPION OF VOLUNTEERS
Hockey Canada announced Tuesday the schedule for the 2014 TELUS Cup, which will be held at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, Sask., from April 21-27, 2014.
The TELUS Cup, Canada’s National Midget Championship, will return to Saskatchewan for just the third time in the tournament’s 41 years, with Moose Jaw joining Regina (1985) and Prince Albert (1999) as host cities.
The tournament kicks off April 21 with three games on the schedule, including the host Moose Jaw Generals taking on the Atlantic Region champions. This year’s TELUS Cup will be the first-ever appearance at the national championship for Moose Jaw. The schedule is to be posted on www.hockeycanada.ca/teluscup shortly.
The gold medal game will be held April 27 at 3 p.m. CT and will be shown on TSN/RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcasters. All preliminary round games, both semifinals and the bronze medal game will be available through webcast at www.hockeycanada.ca/teluscup.
“As a result of the amazing level of dedication and volunteer hours by the members of our host committee, we could not be more excited to be the host community for the 2014 TELUS Cup,” said Chris Aparicio, co-chair of the 2014 TELUS Cup host committee. “We are very grateful to have this opportunity to showcase Moose Jaw and have the opportunity to host a most memorable experience for the players, coaches, fans and certainly our generous sponsors.”
“On behalf of the SHA Board of Directors and membership, we are extremely proud to see the City of Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw Generals, Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League and Province of Saskatchewan host the TELUS Cup,” said Kelly McClintock, general manager of the Saskatchewan Hockey Association. “We want to thank the countless volunteers in Moose Jaw for making this event possible, and sincerely hope everyone from outside the province experiences our prairie hospitality.”
Hockey Canada also announced that Team Canada and Canada’s National Midget Championship alumnus Morgan Rielly will be the event ambassador. Rielly, who is in his rookie season with the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and has represented Canada at the under-17, under-18 and under-20 levels, helped the Notre Dame Hounds win a gold medal at the 2010 TELUS Cup. He played his junior hockey in Moose Jaw with the Western Hockey League’s Moose Jaw Warriors.
Full-tournament ticket packages, including all 19 games, are now on sale for $75 (plus applicable fees). For more information on tickets, including how to purchase, CLICK HERE.
For more information on the TELUS Cup, visit www.hockeycanada.ca/teluscup, or follow the tournament through social media at www.facebook.com/teluscup and www.twitter.com/hc_teluscup.
The 2014 TELUS Cup Host Committee would like to officially welcome K+S Potash Canada and Tourism Saskatchewan as the major sponsors for the 2014 TELUS Cup. The Host Committee is also very excited to announce that SaskEnergy has stepped up and taken on the role of Champion of Volunteers and will partner with the Host Committee to assist with all things volunteer-related for the 2014 TELUS Cup.
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BAND'S 13TH ALBUM MARKS THE BAND'S HIGHEST CHART NUMBER
AND BIGGEST ONE WEEK SALES IN THE SOUNDSCAN ERA
According to figures supplied by Nielsen SoundScan, Blue Rodeo's new album, In Our Nature, debuts this week at #2 on the national sales chart. This marks the band's highest chart number and the biggest one week sales in the SoundScan era. Nielsen SoundScan collects data on actual sales through both physical and digital retailers.
"In Our Nature exemplifies the unique sound the band has been honing for 26 years, and the long road has proved invigorating, rather than exhausting,for Keelor, Cuddy and Co." - NOW Magazine, NNNN
"'New Morning Sun' and Greg's hopeful 'Never Too Late' stands with theband's best work." - Hello Magazine, Pick Of The Week
In Our Nature was recorded at Greg Keelor's farm over the Fall of 2012 and the Spring of 2013 and features thirteen new songs written by Keelor and Jim Cuddy as well as a cover of The Band's "Out Of The Blue." In between the two recording windows, Blue Rodeo toured Canada in celebration of the band's 25th anniversary and had a chance to play some of the new material live and in sound-checks giving them a chance to hone the arrangements. Getting the songs road tested and the addition of guitarist Colin Cripps to the band's line-up have re-invigorated one of this country's greatest musical entities.
"Doing a lot of touring while making this record helped a lot," says Greg Keelor. "Everybody was getting along and the band was playing well together. It's a good crop of songs and everyone just played it right and they played it beautifully."
Accompanying the release of the album is a unique music video that features two of the album's songs - "Mattawa" and "New Morning Sun" - culled from an extraordinary short film produced by long-time collaborator and award winning director Chris Mills. Initially Mills was given the ambitious task of creating a mash-up of the two songs. Instead, he delivered a seventeen-and-a-half minute film that incorporated much of the music from In Our Nature.
"After spending close time with the band, shooting and rehearsing all these great songs," says Mills, "The idea developed to try to make a video that encapsulated the feel for the ALBUM rather than just the songs. I shared this with the team, and was encouraged to 'run with it'."
The video for "Mattawa / New Morning Sun" can be viewedhere.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxdnR6GdSTQ
Tickets are currently on sale for Blue Rodeo's In Our Nature cross-Canada tour, which begins January 2, 2014 in Vancouver, B.C.. For more information on tour dates visit www.bluerodeo.com<http://www.bluerodeo.com.
Tickets for the January 21st performance at Mosaic Place start at $45.50 and may be purchased online at www.mosaicplace.ca, by phone at (306) 624-2050 or in person at the Mosaic Place Box Office.