Thursday, July 3, 2014
Each year, Arts Express presents "Let Freedom Sing," a patriotic musical performance held on July 4. The event begins at 3 p.m., in front of Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd., where concertgoers will see a life-size cardboard replica of the airplane Spirit of St. Louis. During the concert, there will be a video reenactment of parachuting onto the beach at Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.Click here for details.
Join your fellow fun-loving Americans as we put the “F” back in freedom by watching the cinematic exploits of America’s favorite anti-terrorist puppet commandos, Team America, and singing along to such classic tunes as “Freedom Isn’t Free,” “America, F**k Yeah,” “I’m So Ronery,” “Everyone Has AIDS,” and all the wonderfully nasty and heartwarming songs from the twisted minds of Parker and Stone. There’s no need to memorize all the songs before the show - the words will all be right there on the big screen. There’ll also be plenty of opportunities for audience participation, so start practicing your puppet dance moves now! Be a true patriot and sing along with sex-hungry, trigger happy, proudly American puppets at the Team America: World Police Sing-A-Long And Curse-A-Thon!The event is for children 17 and older because they are screening the uncensored version. Click here to buy your $8 tickets.
Listening to Gimmie a Hand!, this assertation makes complete sense: The Trainwrecks refigure The New York Dolls' "Subway Train," and the sonic reproduction of it, into a screeching, chugging locomotive storming a city's uneasy transition into modernity. It's not hard to imagine the brashly hilarious Trash as the conductor, and at this point maybe he is, but the band's name is a sardonic reference to a train accident that left him with a prosthetic arm and leg. The singer's wild and confrontational behavior on and offstage veil an intensely sharp and introspective man who quietly says that the accident, "was in some ways was the best thing that ever happened to me."(H/T to Jalph.net)