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2015 Long Beach Film Festival Kicks-off September 24-27 Bringing World of Film to Long Beach, Rockville Centre
LONG BEACH, NY - The Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) will be celebrating its 4th Anniversary as they bring a fresh line up of exciting films from around the world to Long Island. Taking place September 24-27th primarily in the City of Long Beach, NY the event will once again branch off into Rockville Centre as well. There are also three new screening venues to expand its film programming - along with filmmaker's lounges and after parties at local restaurants and hotels.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano stated, "The Long Beach International Film Festival continues to provide an opportunity for filmmakers to come and see the types of filming locations Nassau County has to offer. Whether it's our beaches, mansions, suburban areas and, of course, Gold Coast Studios and Grumman Studios, Nassau County is becoming the Hollywood East of the film and television production industry."
Over 4,000 festival goers came out to support the festival's "Taste on the Beach" and "Shorts on the Beach" August 7th, that offered a preview of films and cuisine that September's event will bring. LBIFF is ramping-up for its premiere events, films, industry panels, red carpets, and parties September 24th-27th.
"I am honored to be a part of this film festival and very proud to host parts of it in my Village of Rockville Centre. Special thanks to Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, and Co-founders of the Festival Craig Weintraub and Ingrid Dodd for this spectacular film festival. Glad to be there with my partner in government Assemblyman Brian Curran, who represents our Village of Rockville Centre as part of the 21st Assembly District ", said Mayor of the Incorporated Village of Rockville Centre Mayor Francis X. Murray.
JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS AT KENTUCKY STATE FAIR IN LOUISVILLE, KY ON 28-AUG-2015
What a difference a year makes. Last year, Devour the Day and JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS were scheduled to close the Kentucky State Fair concert series. However, a massive storm washed out their show. This year, under a picture perfect Kentucky Sky, Devour the Day and JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS came back for another try, this time resulting in a magical evening.
Local radio station, 95.7 WQMF, disc jockey Charlie Steele greets the largest crowd of the entire fair season kicking off the night's festivities. Memphis-based Devour the Day take the stage, starting their set with "Respect," the opening track off their 2013 debut album, Time and Pressure, which immediately grabbed everyone's attention. Their hard driving, hard rock set rolls right into "Blackout" and "Get Out Of My Way," which everyone enjoys.
Taking a quick breather between songs, guitarist David Hoffman pauses a moment to snap a panoramic photo of the crowd. He says he plans to post it on his "Myspace" site (actually, it is on the band's Facebook page). The guys are clearly enjoying themselves, taking in the energy of the crowd and the great evening; they were all smiles on stage.
Launching into the last half of their set, Devour the Day perform "Move On" and "Handshakes To Fist Fights." The later features a great line, "I ain't going out like that!"
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