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Hero Complex Gallery Announces Cut It Out – The Silhouette Art of Jordan Monsell To Offer New Art On Saturday March 28, 2015

Cut It Out: The Silhouette Art of Jordan Monsell was a HUGE success with a tremendous turnout and almost every piece selling within the first few days. In order to satisfy the demand for more pop culture based cut-out art, Hero Complex Gallery and Jordan Monsell have announced that there will be 40-50 new silhouettes available on Saturday March 28, 2015.

Doors to the gallery will open at 1 PM and you will have 15 minutes to view the new pieces before ordering. The art will be available on a first come first serve basis with 1 silhouette available per person and then at 2 PM people can loop the line again if there are any pieces left.

I recommend that interested buyers arrive at Hero Complex early because IT’S BEEN RUMORED there will be art represented by the following popular film and television franchises: Star Trek, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 90’s cartoons, Bruce Lee, John Carpenter, Anime, Hayao Miyazaki, Quentin Tarantino, Jurassic Park, Back To The Future, Blade Runner and more!

Hero Complex Gallery will distribute sold artwork at 2 PM so you can take it home the same day.

To whet your appetite for tomorrow here is an exclusive reveal of one of the silhouettes available at the show, from The Hunger Games…Katniss Everdeen!

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Van Halen Announces North American Tour & Jimmy Kimmel Live! Appearance

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In celebration of a 2015 summer/fall North American tour, Van Halen will perform a special concert for “Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 30, 2015 on Hollywood Boulevard. Featuring some of the band’s essential rock and roll classics, the concert will be broadcast over two nights, March 30 and March 31, on the late night talk show and marks Van Halen’s first U.S. television performance with original lead singer David Lee Roth. Jimmy Kimmel Live!airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. / 10:35 p.m. Central time on ABC.

Van Halen is touring North America beginning July 5 in Seattle, Washington at the White River Amphitheatre, with concerts scheduled through October 2 in Los Angeles, California at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Special guest Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band will support all dates along the tour. Tickets for the Live Nation-promoted tour go on sale beginning April 4 at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com, with special pre-sale information being announced locally. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.

The special Hollywood Boulevard concert will be a hit-heavy set of songs featured on “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert, the first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan, “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert” includes 23 songs spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It is being released as a double CD, four-LP set on 180-gram vinyl and digitally beginning March 31. Fans who pre-order “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert” before its March 31 release date through Amazon and digitally at iTunes will instantly receive downloads of “Panama”, “Runnin’ With The Devil”, “Jump” and “Hot For Teacher”.

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Also being released beginning March 31 are remastered versions of “Van Halen” and “1984”, with remastered versions of “Diver Down”, “Women And Children First”, “Van Halen II” and “Fair Warning” due out later this spring. Each album has been cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes for CD, 180-gram vinyl and for the digital version by mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums for Bernie Grundman Studios, Hollywood, California. These albums are being released beginning March 31, with pre-orders available now through Amazon and iTunes now.

The tour dates are as follows:

Jul. 05 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
Jul. 07 – Portland, OR – Amphitheater Northwest
Jul. 09 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
Jul. 11 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
Jul. 14 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul. 16 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul. 18 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Jul. 20 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Jul. 22 – Kansas City, MO – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 24 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul. 26 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Jul. 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
Jul. 30 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion –
Aug. 01 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
Aug. 03 – Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Aug. 05 – London, ON – Western Fair District
Aug. 07 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 09 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 11 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Center
Aug. 13 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 23 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Park
Aug. 25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug. 27 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 29 – Washington DC – Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 31 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
Sep. 02 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Center
Sep. 04 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep. 06 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Sep. 09 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater
Sep. 11 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
Sep. 13 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sep. 15 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Sep. 17 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sep. 21 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
Sep. 23 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep. 25 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sep. 28 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sep. 30 – San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Oct. 02 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl

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Cut It Out The Silhouette Art of Jordan Monsell To Open At Hero Complex Gallery On March 20, 2015

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Please join Hero Complex Gallery in welcoming artist, Jordan Monsell, in his silhouette solo debut, where we will be displaying several hundred of his renditions of today’s favorite pop culture characters!

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There will be a little bit of everything in this show, from singles to sets, and characters from comics, sci-fi, animation, video games, horror, cult films and much much more.

The opening reception is on March 20, 2015 from 7-10pm, and the show runs just two weekends.

There will be an astonishing 300+ silhouettes available! Even better, you can take the art home that night!

To kick things off HCG is offering a great contest!

Tell Hero Complex Gallery the silhouette you most want to see at the show. You can comment on facebook, tweet Hero Complex, or tag Hero Complex on Instagram, but you must include a picture of your idea as well as the hashtag #HCGJordanMonsellContest in order to be considered. There is no limit to how many times you can enter. The more ideas you have, the more chances you have to win! Jordan will choose his three favorite ideas and the winners will be revealed on opening night with their name prominently displayed along with the silhouette they get to take home for free! The only way to claim your prize is to be there in person or send someone on your behalf!

The contest runs until midnight PST on Wednesday March 18, 2015. If Jordan chooses an idea submitted by more than one person, HCG will randomly select a winner from a list of the people who suggested it.

Also every person who buys a silhouette on opening night, Friday March 20th, or online Saturday March 21st will be automatically entered into a drawing for a free silhouette of their choosing! 4 winners will be randomly selected by HCG and contacted before close of the show with details on how to claim their prize.

Finally, here is an exclusive reveal of one of the pieces from the show…your favorite bounty hunter Boba Fett!

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Postcard Correspondence Art Show To Open At Gallery 1988 On March 20, 2015

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Gallery 1988 announces Postcard Correspondence Art Show featuring 100 artists sharing their favorite pop culture adventures.

This exhibit sees some of the gallery’s top artists creating actual original postcards, inspired by some of pop culture’s most memorable journeys and locations. Each image is limited edition and affordable. You get to make the decision if you want to mail them or frame them.

Join Gallery 1988 on Friday March 20, 2015 from 7-10 PM, at G1988 (West) and stay tuned to thier TwitterInstagram and Facebook for more updates and sneak peeks.

This show will run through April 4th.

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Record Store Day 2015 Releases

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With Record Store Day a little over a month away, its organizers have released “The List” – a collection of all the rare, curious and limited-edition items that will be available in independent music shops. Foo Fighters, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, U2, Brian Wilson and Bruce Springsteen are among the artists with notable releases coming out on April 18, 2015.

Check out the release list HERE.

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The Great American Foodie Fest Comes To San Diego From March 27-29, 2015 At Qualcomm Stadium

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The Great American Foodie Fest, a new edition of the highly-successful Las Vegas Foodie Fest, is rolling into San Diego March 27-29 at Qualcomm Stadium.

Over 50 food trucks and vendors from across the country join together for three days of gorging on the nation’s most sought-after grub. Yes, you’ll want to make sure those fat pants are ready to go, especially with festival hours stretching from 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Hungry guests can expect the infamous White Castle burgers, plus celebrity trucks you’ll recognize from The Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel such as Middle Feast Food Truck, Crepes Bonaparte, White Rabbit and many more.

Beyond the food, the festival will feature a beer garden, live entertainment, carnival rides, eating competitions and more.

Tickets: General admission starts at $8 a day or $13 for a weekend pass per person, in advance. At the door, tickets will be $10 a day or $15 for a weekend pass. Individual food and drink items are priced per purchase.

For more information, visit lasvegasfoodiefest.showare.com

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Star Wars Weekends 2015 Returns To Disney’s Hollywood Studios At Walt Disney World Resort On May 15, 2015

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Star Wars Weekends 2015 returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort on Friday, May 15, 2015. To kick off this event, Disney Theme Park Merchandise is holding a special ticketed event called “Galactic Gathering” on Thursday, May 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Similar to the “Rebel Rendezvous” event held last year, this year’s event will give guests the first opportunity to purchase new products created especially for Star Wars Weekends.

Packages for the Galactic Gathering will include the following:

- ‘Rebel’ or ‘Empire’ retail MagicBand (Guests can choose their side when registering online)
- Commemorative trading pin
- Darth’s Mall Light Speed Pass which gives expedited entry into Darth’s Mall for all five weekends.
- First opportunity to pre-purchase select merchandise includin personalized Aurebesh nametags, D-Tech phone cases, Dooney & Bourke handbags, Galactic Gathering Disney Gift card, retail MagicBands, limited edition pins and Vinylmation.
- First opportunity to purchase the new designs of Star Wars-themed Disney Gift Cards.
- Han Solo-inspired popcorn bucket with popcorn.

Guests who attend this event will also have the opportunity to meet Disney characters, Disney Design Group Artists and Ashley Eckstein from Her Universe.

Finally, attendees will be some of the first to purchase the new figures for Star Wars D-Tech Me including a Jedi Knight and a TIE-Fighter pilot.

Tickets to this event are $250 per guest (theme park admission is not included but required to participate in this event). Registration will begin on March 4 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern and you can sign up HERE.

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Get Your First Look At The 2015 Comic Con Souvenir Book With Cover Art By Michael Cho

Comic-Con International revealed the art for this year’s Souvenir Book at a special event co-sponsored with the CBLDF. The event, part of Will Eisner Week, was held at the Society of Illustrators in New York City on Wednesday, March 4. The CCI/CBLDF event was part of an ongoing series of education programs offered by the two organizations.

This year’s book features an incredible cover by illustrator Michael Cho (whose book, Shoplifter, was one of the best reviewed graphic novels of 2014), celebrating the legacy of Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Eisner’s character debuted in 1940 as a Sunday newspaper supplement and in its heyday reached over 5 million readers each week. Eisner ended the strip in 1952, but it went on to have an amazing afterlife in both reprints and new stories, starting in the 1960s and continuing through today. It’s a testament to Eisner’s work that The Spirit has stood the test of time and continues to entertain and inspire fans, readers, comic creators, and filmmakers. Eisner’s vivid and cinematic storytelling, rich with characterization, wit, and just plain great drawing, is as enjoyable today as when it was first published.

In addition to cover artist Michael Cho, the event featured artists John Cassaday (Star Wars), Paul Pope (Battling Boy), and editor Charles Kochman (Abrams ComicArts, editor of the upcoming book, Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel by Paul Levitz), in conversation with CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein (whose book Eisner/Miller featured a long interview between Will and Frank Miller). The panelists discussed Eisner’s ongoing influence and inspiration for creators and why he is considered one of the masters of comic art. Eisner would have been 98 years old on March 6. He died in 2005, creating new graphic novels up until the very end. Will Eisner Week is an annual celebration in March promoting graphic novel literacy, sequential art, free speech awareness, and the legacy of Will Eisner.

The Comic-Con International Souvenir Book is a full-color, keepsake trade paperback that is published each year and given free to all attendees at the event (while supplies last). Comic-Con International 2015 will be held July 9-12 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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Hero Complex Gallery Presents Quotes, Lines & Lyrics Opening On February 27, 2015

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Hero Complex Gallery presents Quotes, Lines & Lyrics opening on February 27, 2015. 70 artists will celebrate famous film and TV quotes, passages from literature and lyrics from music legends.

The opening reception will be on Friday, February 27th, 2015 from 7 – 10pm and online sales are scheduled for Saturday, February 28th at approximately 1pm

Please RSVP for the event HERE.

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Apple Announces Spring Forward Event For March 9, 2015

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Apple has sent out media invitations for an event on March 9, 2015 with the tagline “Spring forward.” The Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco will host the event. It’s expected that the event will mainly focus on the Apple Watch, which is scheduled for an April release, but some other surprises may also be in store. Apple has announced that it will stream the event live on its website. The event takes place at 10 a.m. Pacific time.

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