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“Rocktopia” Press Preview @ SIR Studios (1/16/2018)

It was only a few days ago that I had gotten my hands on the Official Press Release about the upcoming Broadway musical experience known as “Rocktopia” and since the worlds attention span is so fleeting nowadays HERE is that notice in case you missed it for some reason. This past Tuesday I had the honor and pleasure of watching a few numbers from the upcoming show at the legendary SIR Studios. Check out my brief about the experience and get excited for “Rocktopia”.

For me, a Broadway show is one of those experiences that cannot easily be explained. I think that they are wonderous and while I don’t get to as many as I would like to based on the occasional difficult ticket or the price tag on a good seat, when I do go it’s something that I find myself talking about for weeks on end. I’ve leaned on the musical more than anything dramatic and have added “Grease” (during its original run and redo), “Miss Saigon”, “Pirates Of Penzance”, “Sweeney Todd”, “Little Shop Of Horrors”, “Wicked” and “Rent”. Hmm, maybe I should start doing reviews of this stuff on PiercingKen.com but I digress. My appreciation for the theatre and all of the talented people that make things happen made the invite to the press preview for “Rocktopia” at SIR Studios a very awesome thing. Here’s my thoughts on the proceedings.


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On Point For “HIM Photographs” by Ville Juurikkala @ Morrison Hotel Gallery

In two days, the Finnish music sensation known as HIM will take to the stage of the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC for the very last time. This show marks the end of their North American tour and then its back to Europe and eventually Finland where they will close the book on the band with a final show on New Year’s Eve. In honor of the historic tour, photographer Ville Juurikkala has come to New York City and is showcasing a number of band photographs that he has taken over the years at the awesome Morrison Hotel Gallery. I’ve noted before that Juurikkala has pointed the lens at other great Finnish artists like Michael Monroe, The 69 Eyes, Amorphis and even Nightwish. This show is all about His Infernal Majesty however (and no, they don’t call themselves that anymore in case you wondered). I hit the gallery a little early to get a few minutes with Ville so I could share the scoop with those of you who would never be able to be there for yourself. Here’s Ville in front of two works that I liked a lot.

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him photos exhibition, ville juurikkala, morrison hotel gallery
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Exploring NY Comic Con 2017: Day Four (Part 3)

Alright my friends, this is it. You have safely arrived at the absolute final chapter of the NY Comic Con explorations as we close out Day Four with its third and final chapter. As I’ve noted before, if you haven’t seen the preceding chapters please click on THIS LINK to open everything related to this event on a new page. You won’t regret doing so because we’ve showcased some truly amazing people along the way.  Here we go.

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Exploring NY Comic Con 2017: Day Four (Part 2)

Once again I say “WELCOME GEEKS” and I say this with a smile and not an insult because I am one of you. As you know, I am finishing up the coverage of the 2017 NY Comic Con and we are on Day Four’s second installment. There isn’t much else I can add to that so let’s just make sure that you have seen the posts that came before (and if you didn’t please click on THIS LINK to open everything related to this event on a new page). I’m going to start off this chapter with a visual of the James Gunn Pop figure. I am a very casual collector of these and generally buy only the musician ones that I love (despite missing out on the KISS ones believe it or not). Apparently this was an exclusive to the convention figure and was going for a pretty penny almost immediately. Kudos to anyone who had gotten one and then turned a nice profit.

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Exploring NY Comic Con 2017: Day Four (Part 1)

Well my friends, we are here. This is the beginning of “The End” if I can cop the title from the final Black Sabbath tour, but we are. This is the final group of posts about our adventures during the 2017 NY Comic Con. This is Day Four of the event and for those who have never attended before, the Sunday session is known as “Family Day”. Attending parents are able to get a super cheap pass for a child between a certain age. It’s a great idea if the children are between five and ten but not if they are infants IMHO since this just adds more bodies to the already crushing sense of humanity. As far as the posts, it’s been a lot of work to prepare it for you in this fashion but at the end of the day its been so much more easier to digest the grand scope of this massive undertaking. If you missed anything before this please click on THIS LINK to open everything related to this event on a new page. Now let’s get Geeky 🙂

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