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Dick Wagner “Remember the Child” Memorial Concert Jan 10th Fillmore-DETROIT

Dick Wagner “Remember the Child” Memorial Concert Jan 10th Fillmore-DETROIT

http://www.beaumont.edu/foundation/events-registration/remember-the-child-memorial-concert/

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015
5:30 p.m.
The Fillmore Detroit

The Children's Chours - Dick Wagner Concert

Please join us on Jan. 10, 2015 for the Dick Wagner “Remember the Child” Memorial Concert, an all-star benefit concert for the Children’s Miracle Network and Beaumont Children’s Hospital. Tickets are selling fast, buy them here!

Dick Wagner, “The Maestro of Rock,” (1942-2014) was legendary for his songwriting and lead guitar playing with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, The Frost, Aerosmith, Kiss, and many more. Throughout his 50 year career in rock and roll, Dick Wagner generously donated his musical talents to support children’s charities. Consistent with his legacy, all concert profits benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and Beaumont Children’s Hospital.

The January 10th concert features renowned musicians appearing in tribute to the music of Dick Wagner, “The Maestro of Rock.” Confirmed artists include:

  • Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad)
  • Brad Whitford (Aerosmith)
  • Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent)
  • Marshall Crenshaw
  • Scott Morgan
  • Prakash John (Alice Cooper, Lou Reed)
  • Danny Seraphine (Chicago)
  • Pat Lewis (Aretha Franklin)
  • David Winans (The Winans family)
  • Drew Abbott (Bob Seger)

Dick Wagner ” Remember The Child ” Memorial Concert & LOUDER Film Screening Jan 10th-Fillmore DETROIT

Dick Wagner Memorial Concert Jan 10th 2015Dick Wagner “Remember the Child”
Memorial Concert Jan 10, 2015, the Fillmore, Detroit
All concert profits benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:
http://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/About. Please help us promote and sell out the Fillmore, to the benefit of our children!
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Who: The Dick Wagner “Remember the Child” Memorial Concert. All profits benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak, MI.
What: Renowned Michigan and international musicians gather together to honor Dick Wagner, “The Maestro of Rock” 1942-2014. Throughout his 50 year career in rock and roll, Wagner generously donated his musical talents to benefit children’s charities.
When: January 10, 2015 Where: The Fillmore, 2115 Woodward Ave, Detroit MI
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Dick-Wagner- tickets/artist/772567
Concert Guest Stars (as of 11-30-14): Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent) Marshall Crenshaw
Scott Morgan (The Rationals) Prakash John (Alice Cooper, Lou Reed) Ray Goodman (Mitch Ryder) Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)\ Robert Wagner (Suede Austin, Dick’s son),
Danny Seraphine (Chicago) Pat Lewis (Aretha Franklin) David Winans (The Winans family) Drew Abbott (Bob Seger) Miss Wensday Maryann Cotton (direct from Denmark) NY Times Best Selling Author, John Bradshaw (Homecoming), speaks about his friend, Dick Wagner. And more surprise guest stars!
Press Interviews: Some celebrity artists available for media interviews and for appearance on entertainment segments, morning shows, weekend shows, etc. Appointments: Contact Dick Wagner’s manager, Susan Michelson 602 920 8115 susan.michelson@gmail.com
Short bio: Dick Wagner’s songs and lead guitar have been featured on more than 350 renowned albums, garnering more than 35 Platinum and Gold records and numerous international awards. Michigan native Dick Wagner helped define an era in rock history by playing lead guitar or writing songs for Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Kiss, Lou Reed, The Frost, Peter Gabriel, Meat Loaf, Air Supply, Lita Ford, and many more. Official Dick Wagner Website: www.wagnermusic.com
Alice Cooper: “(Dick) is irreplaceable. His brand of playing and writing is not seen anymore, and there are very few people that I enjoyed working with as much as Dick Wagner. A lot of my radio success in my solo career had to do with Dick…. He’s a gifted writer, and I wrote most of the Alice Cooper hits with him… There was just a magic in the way we wrote together. ”
Gibson.com Top 50 Guitar Solos of All Time #25 “Sweet Jane” (live), Lou Reed: “What makes a great guitar solo? Is it mind-melting precision or bone-chilling soul? Is it the way it can leave you slack-jawed, wondering, ’How did he do that?’”
Dick Wagner Video: If I Had the Time (I Could Change the World), written and produced by Dick Wagner, features Dick Wagner and 75 celebrity artists from across five decades of rock and pop, as well as the doctors and staff of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. http://bit.ly/1iZvQTl.
Please join us as a SPONSOR! We seek sponsors and partners in promotion & marketing, as well as in-kind and cash donations. Every donation and ticket sold will provide a greater profit for the children.
Silent Auction: offers exciting celebrity autographed merchandise, including two guitars signed by Alice Cooper, a guitar signed by Ted Nugent, guitars and snare drums signed by celebs, and other highly desirable products and memorabilia. Auction donations welcome.
Let’s create your CUSTOMIZED SPONSORSHIP package!
Sponsors may receive a program of benefits, including Category exclusivity, Souvenir Program advert, brand promotion, tables or tickets, broadcast and video exposure, VIP Meet & Greet, & more.
HEAVEN’S HEROES Presenting Sponsor $25,000
PHILANTHROPY ROCKS $15,000
ROCK STARS $10,000
THE CHILDREN OF ROCK $5,000
DICKIE’S ANGELS $2,500
THE PRODUCER’S CLUB: Ten Top Tables
Kindly pass our request to your associates who may wish to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals!! Thank you!
Susan Michelson – Contact for Interviews.
602-920-8115 susan.michelson@gmail.com Chairman, Dick Wagner “Remember the Child” Memorial Concert www.wagnermusic.com www.desertdreamsllc.com
Suzanne Goodman
Media and Merchandise Manager
siouxd@sbcglobal.net
888-458-7900

Gary Grimshaw: Detroit’s Counterculture Poster Artist Opening Reception October 30 2014 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Gary Grimshaw: Detroit’s Counterculture Poster Artist Opening Reception

October 30 2014 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us for a night of psychedelic art and music as we showcase the iconic rock n’ roll posters of Detroit artist, Gary Grimshaw (1946-2014). The night will also include a screening of the award-winning documentary, Louder than Love, highlighting the Grande Ballroom at the height of its popularity in the late 60s.

Thursday, October 30 6 pm-9 pm Detroit Historical Museum 5401 Woodward Avenue, Midtown

Beer generously provided by Atwater Brewery. Food will be available for purchase. Reproductions of Gary Grimshaw’s most iconic posters will be available for purchase.

Your support makes events like this possible and your donations are always appreciated!

Please confirm your attendance with Nova Zorok at 313.833.1262 or novaz@detroithistorical.org.

http://detroithistorical.org/detroit-historical-museum/events-calendar/events-listing/gary-grimshaw-detroits-counterculture

 

Sound Check: Friends pay tribute to late Detroit artist Gary Grimshaw

Sound Check: Friends pay tribute to late Detroit artist Gary Grimshaw

“Back in January, veteran Detroit radio personality Doug Podell and filmmaker Tony D’Annunzio (“Louder Than Love — The Grande Ballroom Story”) planned this weekend’s salute to famed Detroit poster artist Gary Grimshaw as a fundraiser to help with his mounting medical expenses.

 

And Grimshaw’s death on Jan. 13 at the age of 67 did not change their resolve to honor him.

 

“It becomes a memorial and a tribute to him and his work,” D’Anunzio says. “He may be gone, but this is a way to remember him.”

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/arts-and-entertainment/20140320/sound-check-friends-pay-tribute-to-late-detroit-artist-gary-grimshaw

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City Slang: Gary Grimshaw memorial concert on Saturday

City Slang: Gary Grimshaw memorial concert on Saturday

Gary Quackenbush, Scott Morgan, Dick Wagner and John Sinclair will all perform at a memorial concert for poster artist Gary Grimshaw this Saturday, March 22. The show takes place at New York New York, inside the Premiere Center on 23 Mile Rd. in Chesterfield.

They say, “Showing Tony D’Annunzio’s award winning film Louder Then Love – The Grande Ballroom Story and live performances by Gary Quackenbush from SRC , Scott Morgan from the Rationals, and Dick Wagner and Friends from the Frost…all to Benefit Gary Grimshaw Family and Wife Laura Grimshaw…legendary artist for the Grande Ballroom Posters.

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http://blogs.metrotimes.com/music-blahg/city-slang-gary-grimshaw-memorial-concert-saturday/

 

Artist Gary Grimshaw to be celebrated Saturday with music, Grande film

Artist Gary Grimshaw to be celebrated Saturday with music,Grande film.

On Saturday, family, friends, fans and a slew of musicians will gather to celebrate his life and the music of that era at A Night of Grande Love, an event featuring Grimshaw’s work, a film chronicling the story of the legendary Grande Ballroom and live music performances.

“The night will begin with the screening of the award-winning film “Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story,” a documentary about the storied venue, directed by local filmmaker Tony D’Annunzio,who says he realized early in his research that Grimshaw was an integral player in the Grande story.

“It was almost at the very beginning that I saw how important Gary’s work was in telling the story,” says D’Annunzio. “He made the very first Grande poster from the very first night it opened. … Gary was deeply involved with this new culture that was growing here in Detroit. So much so, that because he was a graphic artist, he used his talents much like the musicians used theirs. It was a creative outlet that went hand-in-hand with the intensity of the Detroit sound that was coming out of the Grande at that time.”

http://www.freep.com/article/20140320/ENT04/303200011/1035/ENT/Artist-Gary-Grimshaw-celebrated-Saturday-music-Grande-film

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MovieMaker Magazine interviews producer/director Tony D’Annunzio

MovieMaker Magazine interviewed producer/director Tony D’Annunzio to “Showcase the innovative works by emerging Filmmakers from around the World”

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http://www.moviemaker.com/blog-main/new-filmmakers-la-part-1-indie-interviews-with-directors-eppinger-vance-fazio-annunzio-by-new-filmmakers-la/

This week’s edition of New Filmmakers LA is jam-packed with moviemaking wisdom & to showcase the innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world

LOUDER THAN LOVE at DOCWEEK 2014/Australia: Louder Than Love is both a historical essay and a love letter.

LOUDER THAN LOVE has been invited to DOCWEEK 2014 in Adelaide, Australia March 4th -9th

DOCWEEK An International Documentary Festival

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DocWeek is Australia’s international documentary event, celebrating documentary film and television.

Returning in 2014, DocWeek brings the best of international documentary filmmaking to Adelaide.

It is a week long documentary film festival – a celebration of hard hitting, experimental, moving, fun and engaging documentaries, as well as master classes, filmmaker conversations, and parties.

Not only has LOUDER been invited but it is the OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE FILM for the “KICK OUT THE JAMS”

http://docweek.org.au/docweek/films/louder-than-love-the-grande-ballroom-story

DocWeek and Lost City are proud to present the opening night film for Kick Out the Jams – Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story.

This is your backstage pass to the legendary Detroit rock music scene of the late 60’s. Home to an eminent change in America’s music culture, the Grand-e launched Michigan bands such as MC5 and the Stooges.

A film by Tony D’Annunzio
Description:
This is your backstage pass to the legendary Detroit rock music scene of the late 60’s.
The Grande Ballroom was home to an eminent change in America’s music culture. It pumped a daring and gritty style of rock and roll for crowds who worked hard and played hard.Launching Michigan bands such as MC5, Alice Cooper and the Stooges, the Grande was also a hot ticket for the greats, including Led Zeppelin, B.B. King, Janis Joplin and Pink Floyd.
Louder Than Love is both a historical essay and a love letter.
It’s the story of promoter Russ Gibbs and his ambitious vision to define Detroit through music.And not just for the local scene – but for the world-stage.

Richly filled with images and captivating interviews with everyone from rock legends to groupies, this film celebrates a striking and influential moment in music history.

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It’s already getting some great reviews and is one of the more highly anticipated films of this festival

http://www.filmink.com.au/features/stranger-than-fiction-/

“Arguably even more enticing is ”Kick Out The Jams”, a series of documentaries on Detroit, including Louder Than Love (pictured), about the history of the Grande Ballroom, which played host to The MC5, The Stooge, Alice Cooper and the like.”

“A Night Of Grand Love” Gary Grimshaw Benefit hosted by WCSX’s Doug Podell March 22, 2014

“A Night Of Grand Love” Gary Grimshaw Benefit hosted by WCSX’s Doug Podell March 22, 2014

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A Night of Grand Love” at NEW YORK NEW YORK INSIDE THE PREMIERE CENTER ON 23 MILE IN CHESTERFIELD.
Hosted By 94.7 WCSX, Doug Podell & John Sinclair!
Showing Tony D’Annunzio’s award winning film “Louder Then Love – The Grande Ballroom Story” and Live performances by Gary Quackenbush from SRC , Scott Morgan from The Rationals, and Dick Wagner and Friends from The Frost…all to Benefit Gary Grimshaw Family and Wife Laura Grimshaw…legendary artist for The Grande Ballroom Posters. The Family has insurmountable bills to pay so the Detroit & Michigan Rock community is stepping up to help. There will also be a Rock Auction of classic memorabilia some from Gary’s Personal collection. Many special guests and friends are expected to be there and play.
House/Doors at 4:30 Donation of $15 for Movie and Concert or $10 for just Concert…Hope to see you all there .
Doug Podell

http://www.garygrimshaw.com/

Louder Than Love is the Award Winning Documentary about the legendary Grande Ballroom Directed by Tony D’ Annunzio.
LOUDER THAN LOVE is the story of the Grande Ballroom in Detroit Michigan. The Grande Ballroom was the birthplace of the Detroit Rock Music Scene. Bands like MC5, Iggy & The Stooges, Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes, Alice Cooper and many more got their start here.
The Grande not only influenced local Detroit musicians but inspired bands from all over the US & from Europe. Legendary acts like Led Zeppelin, The Cream, BB King, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd and the Who graced the stage at the Grande on a regular basis.
While the west coast was groovin’ to the sounds of the “Summer of Love” in 1967, Detroit was pumping out a hard driving,gritty and raw sound that was “LOUDER THAN LOVE”
http://thegrandeballroomstory.com/

Tickets can be purchased the night of Event. Movie and concert $15.00
Concert from 7 to end of night $10.00

5:00 announcement, introduction, “a bit about the evening” from Doug Podell

5:30 to 7:00 Movie showing “Louder than Love”.

8 to 8:30 SRC Band

9 to 9:30 Scott Morgan

10 to 11:00 Dick Wagner

In between bands Doug Podell will be doing short raffles, prize give a ways) etc.

After show still Jamming/music/party and announcements by your host Doug Podell

Gary Grimshaw Biography

“If he hadn’t been the poster artist for the counterculture, he could have been its poster child.”

Quote: Michigan’s 100 Greatest Artists and Entertainers of the Twentieth Century Listing Published by The Detroit Free Press

Gary Grimshaw is a graphic artist of exceptional talent who has an extraordinary history and character; meeting life on his own terms and often against the establishment. He was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1946 and graduated from nearby Lincoln Park High School. His Grandfather was a designer at GM’s Fisher Body Oldsmobile plant, his Dad a mechanical engineer. Marjory Grimshaw instilled a love of books and music in her young son Gary who loved to draw cars and comics and considered himself a writer. The oldest with two younger sisters, Gary left home at an early age but continues to be close to his sisters. He has created art work professionally since the age of twenty – that’s four decades of music-related graphic art and counting. In 2011 just months after returning home from a serious health odyssey, Gary worked on the Concert of Colors poster and several PJ’s Lager House designs. In 2012 he began a licensing of his work in earnest; partnering with Detroit Urban Design Studios. Laura Grimshaw, his wife of twenty years, closely contributes to keep Gary’s past body of work in the public eye.

At the start of his career Gary became well known as the Grande Ballroom artist and later as the MC5 artist. These works stand out as the centerpiece of an enormously prolific output of art from the mid-1960’s to the late 1970’s. He became part of a dynamic collective of intellectuals, promoters, poets, artists, musicians – people that spent many years together in some form or another and in different circles of interest. For instance, as a Vietnam veteran he was an anti-war activist and a key player in the White Panther Party; he worked to reform unfair law and unjust incarcerations. His contribution was through art and his art inspired and energized the people. He was a member of Trans-Love Energies and The Rainbow People’s Party. He worked on newspapers, magazines, did posters to advertise music events, did record album covers. Gary worked with Underground Press Syndicate icons The San Francisco Oracle and the Ann Arbor Sun. Gary has just completed a book with Leni Sinclair that documents this celebrated era in the history of Detroit. It features a sample of his enormous output during the first fifteen or so years of his career and dynamic photography of his friend Leni Sinclair and is called “Detroit Rocks!”. Back in the late seventies he also worked with the legendary rock magazine Creem as an associate art director. During this time he and his then-wife had a son named Alan Morgan Grimshaw. Gary’s son continues the Grimshaw art and design tradition with his own career.

LOUDER THAN LOVE:The Excellence of 2013: Musical Documentaries

The Excellence of 2013: Musical Documentaries

http://theinterrobang.com/2014/01/the-excellence-of-2013-musical-documentaries/

2013 brought us quite a few musical documentaries (and even a couple of docu-dramas).  Once again The Filtered Excellence was there to find it all. Enjoy the year’s best!

Louder Than Love – The Grande Ballroom Story.  During the late 1960s, there was a major player in the Detroit rock scene and it happened to be a concert venue. The Grand Ballroom was the place that launched careers and became a destination for rock bands from across the United States and Great Britain. It was the venue to play in Detroit. “Louder Than Love’ tells the story of the Grande Ballroom and the incredible talent that crossed its stage. Acts like MC5, Iggy and the Stooges, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Janis Joplin and so many others got loud with the Grande Ballroom’s amazing acoustics. “Louder Than Love” has a special screening on Sunday, October 13th at 2:30pm at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City. Keep an eye on their website for a screening near you. (10-10-13)