A FREE screening of the 84 minute “Beatles Stories” documentary at Modern Film Fest at the Gem Theatre at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14.
A big fan of The Beatles growing up in the 60s, Seth Swirsky noticed that whenever he heard someone relating a story about themselves and The Beatles, he was “all ears”. So, starting in 2005, he sought out and filmed those with never before heard, “Beatles Stories,”
Songwriter Seth Swirsky grew up in the 1960s idolizing the Beatles – their songs, their sound and their style. In 2004, he set out, video camera in hand, to talk to people who had crossed paths with his heroes. From Sir Ben Kingsley to Sir George Martin, and Beach Boy Brian Wilson to astronomer Brian Skiff, Swirsky filmed hundreds of personal recollections from people who knew them well to those who just had an unforgettable encounter.
Others who shared their recollections of the Fabs include: actors Henry Winkler (aka “The Fonz”) and Jon Voight; former Beatles recording engineers Norman “Hurricane” Smith, Ken Scott, and John Kurlander; musicians Smokey Robinson, Jackie DeShannon, Graham Nash, Davy Jones, Susanna Hoffs and Art Garfunkel, among dozens of others. Swirsky found stories in unexpected places, getting Beatles’ intimates to open up – neighbors, tour mates, business associates, and even former girlfriends – telling stories you’ve never heard before. Continue reading FREE screening of The Beatles documentary Nov. 14 in Kannapolis
Heather Marie Schuldt is a fantasy fiction author of short stories and novellas. She has published three collections of short stories.
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“Strays” feature film casting featured roles – Charlotte, NC area actors preferred
*Sarah Riley – Sarah owns the local convenience store – Female, Age – 30s/40s
*Sully Wainwright – Sully is one of the regulars at Louis’ Bar – Male, Age – 30s/Early 50s
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Each year the Concord Christmas parade makes its way downtown, running along Union Street and this year’s 87th annual Concord Christmas parade kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21.
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The Concord based ConCarolinas has announced Ursula Vernon as their 2016 Artist Guest of Honor. Ursula, a native of North Carolina, is an award winning artist and author. She has won a Hugo Award, a Nebula Award, a WFSA Small Press award, the Web Cartoonist’s Choice Award, a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and has been nominated for many other awards.
You can find Ursula on the web at the following sites:
ConCarolinas runs from June 2 to June 5, 2016 at Embassy Suites Charlotte – Concord/Golf Resort & Spa.
The Kannapolis based band The Lady Comes First is the collaborative effort of Adrian Emberley and Shoney Lamar, two singer songwriters who have been honing their craft since adolescence. Over the years, after hundreds of songs written each, their individual songwriting styles have emerged full-formed, fearless and distinct.
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