a $13, Red Cat, Zulu, Highlife, Beatstreet, ticketweb.ca, timbreconcerts.com Grieves Seattle-based rapper. a Fortune Sound Club a Oct. 30, 9:30 p.m. a $13, timbreconcerts.com Tourist English electronic producer and DJ. a Electric Owl a Oct. 30, 9:30 p.m. a $15, timbreconcerts.com Earl Sweatshirt a the Doris Tour With guest Vince Staples. American rapper, on tour to support his latest release Doris a Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville a Oct. 31, 9 p.m. a $25, Red Cat, Zulu, Highlife, Beatstreet, northerntickets.com, timbreconcerts.com The Beat 94.5as: The Bacardi Boohaha Featuring DJ Flipout mixing all the hits, all night long. Prizes for best costumes will be awarded throughout the night.
Ben Speaks concert in Medway to honor suicide victims, bring community together
What happened: Britney Spears was performing “Womanizer” during an encore when an audience member lept onto the stage. Spears was visibly frightened, shaking and calling for help into a microphone headset that was obviously turned off. (Skip ahead to the 2:15 marker to watch Spears’ brief freakout.) Amy Winehouse (2008) Location: Pilton, England What happened: While performing at the Glastonbury Festival, Amy Winehouse climbed down from the stage to sing among the crowd. A fan tossed his hat into the air, hitting Winehouse’s beehive hairdo and prompting her to take out her ire by elbowing an unsuspecting fan who had not actually thrown the hat. Fall Out Boy (2007) Location: Chicago What happened: During a SPIN Magazine party at a rock club, Fall Out Boy’s acoustic set was punctuated by a fan shouting insults at the band, particularly lead singer Pete Wentz, calling him a “sellout.” Wentz engaged the fan in some onstage banter but proceeded with the show. While he was exiting the venue after the show, the heckler grabbed Wentz’s hoodie, and Wentz punched him in retaliation. Akon (2008) Location: Fishkill, N.Y. What happened: After a 15-year-old concertgoer tossed something onto the stage during Akon’s performance, the rapper summoned the crowd to point out the perpetrator. Security guards then brought the teen onstage, and Akon proceeded to lift him onto his shoulders and fling him back into the crowd. He landed on another crowd member, who reportedly suffered a concussion. The Rolling Stones (1981) Location: Hampton, Va.
Naples Concert Band Kicks Off 42nd Season with Memorial Concert
Five months after her sons April 2009 death, Giovangelo started a nonprofit organization called “Ben Speaks Louder Than Words,” which focuses on preventing teen suicide and providing methods to help teens cope with their problems. Each year since, Ben Speaks organizes an event – A Concert to Remember, which Giovangelo calls a “healing concert for families, using the very powerful medium of music.” The concert was first held at the New England Chapel in Franklin, and at the New England Baptist Church in Newton the previous two years. This Saturday the event will be held at the place where Giovangelo, now the executive director of Ben Speaks, said her son was a target of bullying Medway High School. “As a mother, you can imagine I had to go through my own process and kind of pulled out of Medway,” Giovangelo said. Although Ben Speaks has grown “exponentially,” in four years, Giovangelo said the organization is “very homegrown.” The youth board advisors, she said, meet every other week at Medway Public Library. But holding an event in the same building and town where her son was bullied until he took his own life, she said, will be very different. “Its going to be very healing for my family and me,” she said. In Needham, Giovangelo said a suicide coalition was created after the town experienced four teenage suicides over an 18-month period from 2005 to 2006. But she said Medway did little to address the four teenage suicides in Medway since 2009. “When my son died, it was horrific the way it was handled,” she said, adding that the issue was “swept right under the rug” after some time. In todays fast-moving culture, Giovangelo said people are expected to move on quickly, but when a child dies because of “systematic issues in culture,” it becomes difficult. “Teen suicide and bullying are up front and in our faces today,” she added. She said she hopes the concert on Saturday will help her and other families who have lost someone to suicide cope with their losses – and be a “celebration of life.” In order to stop bullying, Giovangelo said, “We need to shift to collaboration, contribution and recognizing that the weakest link is the greatest strength,” she said.
at the Cambier Park Bandshell. The Naples Concert Bands (NCB) first concert of the season is dedicated to William Eriksen, Conductor Emeritus, who passed away on June 5, 2013. Songs and soloists that Bill introduced during his conducting tenure will be featured. The Paradise Brass Quintet will pay tribute to Bill with Thats A Plenty, and Amazing Grace. Vocalist, Jenny Bintliff, will present A Judy Garland Medley. Tuba soloist, Joe Choomack, will also be featured in Carioca from Rio de Janeiro. Two of Bills favorite arrangements, Pilatus, by Steven Reineke and Stevie Wonders Sir Duke will be performed. Marches, Oktoberfest Polkas, Broadway Show Tunes, and the Rimsky-Korsakov Classic, Scheherazade will round out the program. Special thanks to NCB entertainer sponsor, Sun Reality, Diane J. Brennan, GRI. Guests are encouraged to arrive early with lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Admission is free, with donations appreciated. Donations received at each concert help to defray operating expenses and are applied to The Bands Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships each year to deserving student members of The Band. For those interested in learning more about the Naples Concert Band, there will be a tent at all performances with information about future concerts, sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, and how to become a Fan of the Band and receive a complimentary NCB tote bag. The Naples Concert Band is a non-profit organization dedicated to entertaining the community with old-fashioned concerts in the park.