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“THE RINGO STARR FINE ART SHOW” IN ROSWELL

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An opportunity to meet a music icon is coming soon and the first step is going to the Ann Jackson Gallery in downtown Roswell. Beginning on Nov. 8 and running through Nov. 11, the gallery will host “The Ringo Starr Fine Art Show.”

He will make his return to Georgia by way of the Fox Theatre in Atlanta for “Ringo Starr & the All-Starr Band 2017.” “I started in the late nineties with my computer art. While I was touring, it gave me something to do in all those crazy hotels you have to stay in on the road,” said Ringo Starr in a previous interview from 2005.

“We have hosted other shows with the Ann Jackson Gallery, specifically a show with Beatles Yellow Submarine animator Ron Campbell, the Beatles and Bob Dylan. We love working with the gallery. The staff is the best and the gallery is so inviting. There was no other choice in our minds to host this show,” said Scott Segelbaum.

Ringo will take a photo backstage at the Fox Theatre with customers who purchase select pieces of his hand signed art work. The special featured exhibit at the gallery is celebrating Starr’s upcoming concert. Hand signed, limited edition art from Ringo Starr will be featured and available for purchase. All proceeds from the work will benefit the Lotus Foundation.

Purchasers will have the opportunity to donate to a cause and meet Starr himself before his concert on Nov. 11.

Ringo will personally meet and take a photo with customers who purchase select pieces of his hand signed artwork. Exhibit hours are 12 to 8:00 p.m. on Nov. 8 through 10 and 12 to 2 p.m. on Nov. 11. Similar shows have been presented on previous tours in Chicago and Boston.

Patrons wishing to view The Ringo Starr Fine Art show can do so at no cost. This opportunity is only available to customers of the Ann Jackson Gallery exhibit, previous purchases do not qualify. The event is “a special, once in a lifetime opportunity as a way to say thanks to the people who support the Lotus Foundation,” said a news release. All proceeds from art sales will benefit the Lotus Foundation, which works to “fund, support, participate in and promote charitable projects aimed at advancing social welfare in diverse areas including, but not limited to: substance abuse, cerebral palsy, brain tumors, cancer, battered women and their children, homelessness and animals in need.”

“At this point, we are limiting it to eight couples however if demand is bigger, there may be a way to add a few more. There are several dozen pieces of Ringo’s artwork on display but only a few selected pieces will qualify for the backstage meet and greet,” said Segelbaum.

Segelbaum describes this opportunity as “a great way for fans to get a photo with Ringo and raise money for the charity.” “There will be a wide assortment of Ringo Starr’s art from 2005 to the present. ‘Peace & Love’ is one of his newer, popular pieces,” said Segelbaum. Described as one of the highlights of Starr’s pop art releases, “‘Peace & Love,’ features Starr armed with spray paint cans proclaiming ‘Peace & Love,’ his mantra for the world.” Each piece is individually numbered and hand signed by Starr.

More information about the Lotus Foundation is available at www.ringostarrart.com/lotusfoundation. Ann Jackson Gallery is at 932 Canton Street in Roswell.


RINGO DONATES TO LAS VEGAS VICTIMS

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Ringo and his All-Starr Band began their Fall tour Oct. 13 at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The show was dedicated to the shooting victims at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. On Thursday, he along with Caesar’s Entertainment President and CEO Mark Frissora each donated $100,000 to the Nevada Resort Association’s Vegas Strong Fund, according to a press release. Ringo’s donation was made through the Lotus Foundation charity founded by him and his wife Barbara Bach.

Ringo said on his Twitter account: : “Viva Las Vegas what a great night thanks for coming out it was really special peace and love. Let’s do it all again Saturday night”.

Ringo and the All-Starr Band will be in Las Vegas for shows through Oct. 28, then continue the tour in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, New York, Virginia and New Jersey.

TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS ARE AVAILABLE HERE


RINGO & ALL STARR BAND IN LAS VEGAS

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Excellent start to the tour. Thank you Las Vegas, Friday and Saturday shows were fantastic.
Special thanks to all the great people of Las Vegas – Peace and Love to you all.
#Vegasstrong
See you Tuesday
R***

The set list included one new addition, the title song from his “Give More Love” album released last month.

SETLIST:

“Matchbox”

“It Don’t Come Easy”

“I Saw the Light”

“Evil Ways”

“Rosanna”

“Kyrie”

“Bang the Drum”

“Boys”

“What Goes On”

“Yellow Submarine”

“Black Magic Woman”

“Give More Love”

“Back Off Boogaloo”

“Oye Como Va”

“I Wanna Be Your Man”

“Love Is the Answer”

“Broken Wings”

“Hold the Line”

“Photograph”

“Act Naturally”

“A Little Help From My Friends”

“Give Peace a Chance”.

 


ICONIC MARYLEBONE TOWN HALL NOW OPEN FOR BOOKINGS

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Iconic Marylebone Town Hall now open for bookings

The diary is now open for bookings at one of London’s most recognisable civil wedding venues, The Old Marylebone Town Hall, a celebrity favorite for weddings including Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Reopening in January 2018, the Town Hall will offer intimate ceremonies for four people to larger weddings for up to 100 guests.


RINGO DEDICATING FIRST SHOW OF ALL STARR BAND’S LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY TO MASS SHOOTING VICTIMS

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Ringo and his All Starr Band set to launch a new U.S. tour next week with a Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Ringo has announced plans to pay tribute to the victims of the recent mass shooting in the city. Ringo has dedicated the group’s first Vegas show, which takes place October 13, to the shooting victims, and also will make a donation to them from his Lotus Foundation charity.

Ringo and the All Starr Band will play a total of eight shows at Planet Hollywood through October 28, and then will move on to a variety of venues across the country, winding things down on November 16 in Newark, New Jersey.

The group’s lineup, which has remained constant for the last several years, features Todd Rundgren, ex-Santana and Journey member Gregg Rolie, Toto‘s Steve Lukather, Mr. Mister‘s Richard Page, Warren Ham, and Gregg Bissonette.

During the trek, Ringo will be promoting his new solo album, Give More Love, which was released last month. The record features guest artists including Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Lukather, Peter Frampton, Richard Marx, Timothy B. Schmidt, Dave Stewart, Benmont Tench, Don Was, and Edgar Winter.

In other news, Ringo is selling signed prints of 12 images that are featured his 2013 book, Photograph. The limited-edition, large-format, high-quality pics include vintage photos that Ringo took of his Beatles band mates. Proceeds raised from sales of the prints will benefit the Lotus Foundation.

Here are all of Ringo and the All Starr Band’s upcoming tour dates:

10/13-14, 17, 20-21, 24, 27-28 — Las Vegas, NV, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
10/30 — El Paso, TX, Albert Chavez Theatre
10/31 — Austin TX, Moody Theater
11/2 — Sugarland, TX, Smart Sugarland Civic Center
11/3 — Irving, TX, The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
11/4 — Thackerville, OK, Global Events Center at Winstar
11/7-8 — Fort Lauderdale, FL, Parker Playhouse
11/11 — Atlanta, GA, Fox Theater
11/12 — Norfolk, VA, ODU Pavilion
11/14 — Morristown, NJ, Mayo Performing Arts enter
11/15 — New York City, NY, Beacon Theatre
11/16 — Newark, NJ, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

 

source:ABCRadio


RINGO: A RHYTHMIC POWERHOUSE

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Most drummers recognise this. “Define ‘best drummer in the world’,” Dave Grohl said in a tribute video for Starr’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame presentation. “Is it someone that’s technically proficient? Or is it someone that sits in the song with their own feel? Ringo was the king of feel.”
What this means is that many of Ringo’s best performances go unnoticed. These are beats designed to enhance the song rather than show off the drummer’s abilities. Take She Loves You, the song that kicked off Beatlemania. Ringo’s brief introductory tom roll is the shot of adrenaline that gets the heart of the song thumping; it is teen mania in sound, and one of the most important drum rolls in recorded music history.

On Can’t Buy Me Love, Ringo’s drumming is the primal force that drives the song’s hormonal energy, all whipcrack snare and

floor-tom bombast, wrapped up in Ringo’s signature sound: a wall-of-sound hi-hat thrash that sounds like five drummers at once. His drumming here is not complicated but – as numerous live versions of the song attest – it is lethally exact with not a note out of place.

Consider Tomorrow Never Knows, one of the most influential Beatles songs. How would it sound without Ringo’s beautifully lopsided breakbeat, his unexpected twitching snare pattern emphasising the song’s feel of psychedelic discombobulation? How would Strawberry Fields Forever feel without Ringo’s fantastically weary tom fills, which seems to drag the listener down into John’s nostalgia?

Some people consider Ringo to be a terrible drummer because he doesn’t play solos. But who, apart from other drummers,really enjoys a solo? Ringo knew this and for years resisted all attempts to get him to play them, eventually giving in for the 15-second break on Abbey Road’s The End. It has an understated funky charm and when it turned up on Beastie Boys’ The Sounds of Science 20 years later, it was hard to resist a smile.

In fact The Sounds of Science, which also borrows Ringo’s strident drum beat from Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band (Reprise), shows just how funky Ringo’s drums could be when recontextualised. One producer who understood this well was Danger Mouse, whose 2004 release The Grey Album married Jay-Z’s The Black Album to the Beatles’ LP The Beatles to wonderful effect. Ringo’s breakbeats are a key tool in making the album fly, whether chopped up for their unique timbre or used straight for their head-down funk.

The Chemical Brothers also borrowed the shape of the Tomorrow Never Knows beat for both Setting Sun and Let Forever Be, while J Dilla sampled Starr’s 1974 solo song Occapella on In the Streets. Other Ringo solo songs that prove the funk didn’t end when the Beatles split include the lolling glam funk of Back Off Boogaloo, the irresistible disco-ish stomp of Oh My My and the rolling percussive waves of It Don’t Come Easy, which has the added bonus of supporting an absolutely fantastic tune.
Ringo Starr : a masterful drummer, genius with a rhythmic powerhouse. If you don’t get Ringo, then you’re only getting three quarters of the Beatles.

source:theguardian