New ‘NOVA’ Episode Taking Audiences On Interstellar Journey Of Discovery Next Month

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2015 was a major year in the world of space exploration.

It was in this year, that the New Horizons spacecraft gave humans their very first clear look at Pluto.  The pictures revealed a world completely unexpected, full of icy mountains and plains of frozen methane and nitrogen.

When it completed that mission, its overall mission was not yet over.  It kept going, and on New Year’s day 2019, it flew by another interstellar body called Ultima Thule.  The rocky body gave researchers brand new insight into how the galaxy’s planets were formed, and was also the most distant research mission ever undertaken — 4 billion miles away — by NASA.

Now next month, that story will be available for home viewers when PBS Distribution releases NOVAPluto and Beyond.  The DVD is scheduled for release on March 26 and will retail for MSRP of $24.99.  It can be pre-ordered now at a reduced price of $19.99 via PBS’ online store.

More information on this and other episodes of NOVA is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NOVApbs

Twitter: http://twitter.com/novapbs

 

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PBS Examines Apollo 8 Mission With New Episode Of ‘NOVA’

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PBS Distribution is taking audiences into space again next month with a new episode of its hit science-based series NOVA.

NOVAApollo’s Daring Mission is scheduled for release on March 19 on DVD.  The story on this episode follows the events of the Apollo 8 flight, the first of the Apollo missions that took a man to the moon.

The mission came only a year after the tragedy of the Apollo 1 mission, which ended in fire during a pre-launch run through.  The Apollo 8 mission, according to the story, started out as an Earth orbit mission, but out of concern about losing the so-called Space Race to Russia, it was modified to a lunar mission.

Now half a century later, those connected with the historic mission talk about the launch and everything that went into it from start to end.

NOVAApollo’s Daring Mission will retail for MSRP of $24.99, but can be pre-ordered online now at a reduced price of $19.99 at PBS’ online store.  More information on this and other titles of NOVA is available online now at:

 

Websitehttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/novapbs

 

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Of Mice & Men Debuts New Single; Announces New Live Dates

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Of Mice & Men is giving audiences their first preview of the band’s next album.

The band premiered its new single ‘How To Survive‘ on Thursday.  The song will appeal musically to fans of the band’s older sound, as this time the band’s members have opted to go for  a more easily accessible arrangement, complete with screams instead of clean vocals.  The song’s lyrical content is just as accessible, as front man/bassist Aaron Pauley explained in a recent interview.

“‘How To Survive’ is an anthem for those who have been the receiving end of unmerited unmerited and targeted hatred and abuse,” Pauley said.  “It’s for the kid who was bullied, beat up and ignored in school.  It’s for the teenager who was told they’ll never amount to anything and that their thoughts, feelings and opinions don’t matter to the world.  It’s for the person who has been told that they’re worthless, useless or not good enough time and again.  It’s for the person who has been repeatedly targeted by those who only seek to tear others around them down.”

He added, “This song is for them.  This song is for me.  I am them, and I’m still standing.  So, turn it up.  Feel the rage.  If you, too are that person, you will know it well, and it will greet you like an old friend.”

Audiences nationwide will get to hear this song and much more music when the band hits the road next week for an extensive North American tour.  The tour is scheduled to start Feb. 21 and run through May 18, with a short break between March and April to allow Of Mice and Men’s members to rest and recharge.  The tour’s full schedule is noted below.

OF MICE & MEN ON TOUR:
WITH NOTHING MORE:

2/21 — Phoenix, AZ — The Van Buren
2/22 — Los Angeles, CA — The Belasco
2/23 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades
2/25 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
2/26 — Denver, CO — Ogden Theatre
2/28 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
3/1 — Kansas City, MO — The Truman
3/2 — Minneapolis, MN — Skyway Theatre
3/3 — Chicago, IL — The Vic Theatre
3/6 — Grand Rapids. MI — 20 Monroe
3/7 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
3/8 — Philadelphia, PA — The Fillmore
3/10 — New York, NY — Playstation Theater
3/11 — New Haven, CT — Toad’s Place
3/12 — Boston, MA — House of Blues
3/13 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore
3/15 — Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore
3/16 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theater
3/17 — Tampa, FL — The Ritz
3/19 — New Orleans, LA — The Fillmore
3/20 — Houston, TX — Revention Center
3/22 — Dallas, TX — Southside Ballroom
3/23 — San Antonio, TX — Aztec Theatre

WITH BEARTOOTH, HANDS LIKE HOUSES, + DEAD AMERICAN:
4/19 — Fargo, ND — Sanctuary Event Center
4/20 — Sioux City, IA — Anthem at Hard Rock Casino
4/21 — Wichita, KS — Cotillion
4/23 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly’s
4/24 — Springfield, MO — The Complex
4/25 — Memphis, TN — Minglewood
4/27 — Houston, TX — So What?! Music Festival
4/28 — New Orleans, LA — Southport Hall
4/30 — Nashville, TN  — Cannery Ballroom
5/1 — Birmingham, AL — Iron City
5/3 — Jacksonville, FL — Welcome to Rockville*
5/— Pensacola, FL — Vinyl Music Hall
5/6 — Knoxville, TN — The Mill & Mine
5/8 — Louisville, KY — Mercury Ballroom
5/9 — Lancaster, PA — Chameleon Club
5/10 — Rockingham, NC — Epicenter Festival*
5/12 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
5/13 — Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance
5/14 — Providence, RI — The Strand
5/15 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom
5/17 — Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple Festival*
5/18 — Chicago, IL  — Chicago Open Air+
* No Of Mice & Men, Dead American
+Beartooth Only

More information on Of Mice & Men’s new single, tour dates and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.ofmiceandmenofficial.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ofmice

Twitter: http://twitter.com/OMandM

 

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Zakk Wylde Added To 2019 Experience Hendrix Tour Lineup

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The annual experience Hendrix tour added another big name to its lineup this week.

Concert organizers announced this week that Zakk Wylde has joined this year’s nationwide celebration of Jimi Hendrix.  The announcement was made in a news release sent Friday from Experience Hendrix LLC.

Wylde will join artists, such as Joe Satriani (who has previously taken part in the annual tour), blues legend Taj Mahal and Megadeth front man Dave Mustaine for this year’s tour.  This is not the first time that Wylde has taken part in the Experience Hendrix tour, having first taken part in the tour in 2014.  He has appeared on the tour many times since then.

Wylde talked about joining the tour again in a recent interview.

“Hendrix, you can pick out a mile away,” Wylde said.  “His sound, his execution — he was about as unique as it gets.  I’m a fan of all the guys on the tour.  I’m just excited to get out there and hang around the whole thing.  Just watching them play and jammin’ with them.”

This year’s Experience Hendrix tour is scheduled to start on March 3 in Pompano Beach, FL and to run through Apr. 6 in Wallingford, CT.  The tour features performances in cities, such as Raleigh, NC; Washington, D.C. and Albany, NY.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

2019 Experience Hendrix Tour 

Mar 3                      Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheater*

Mar 4                      Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall*

Mar 5                      Melbourne, FL – King Center for the Performing Arts*

Mar 6                      Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre

Mar 8                      North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center

Mar 9                      Atlanta, GA – The Fox Theatre-Atlanta*

Mar 10                    Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center*

Mar 11                    Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center*

Mar 12                    Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli Theater*

Mar 14                    Raleigh, NC – Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts*

Mar 15                    Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium*

Mar 16                    Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre*

Mar 17                    Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theatre*

Mar 19                    Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace Theatre*

Mar 20                    Madison, WI – Overture Center for the Arts*

Mar 21                    Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater*

Mar 22                    Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre*

Mar 23                    Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre*

Mar 24                    Charleston, WV – The Clay Center

Mar 26                    Washington, DC – Warner Theatre

Mar 27                    Bensalem, PA – Xcite Center at Parx Casino

Mar 28                    Westbury, NY – Theatre At Westbury

Mar 29                    Newark, NJ – New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Mar 30                    Niagara Falls, NY – Seneca Niagara Casino

Apr 1                       Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre for the Performing Arts

Apr 2                       Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Center for the Arts

Apr 3                       Albany, NY – Palace Theatre

Apr 4                       Lowell, MA – Lowell Memorial Auditorium

Apr 5                       New Bedford, MA – Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

Apr 6                       Wallingford, CT – Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre

*dates with Zakk Wylde

More information on this year’s Experience Hendrix tour is available online now along with all of the tour’s latest news and more at:

 

Website: http://www.experiencehendrixtour.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JimiHendrix

Twitter: http://twitter.com/jimihendrix

 

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Shout! Factory, Sesame Workshop Partnership Produces Another New DVD

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Sesame Workshop released another new Sesame Street DVD this month.

Sesame StreetCelebrate Family was released Feb. 6 in stores and online.  The latest in an ongoing series of releases from Sesame Workshop and Shout! Kids — Shout! factory’s children’s division — it teaches invaluable lessons about family.

The lessons are taught three five unique episodes, one of which finds Abby Cadabby visiting Elmo and his family for dinner. Abby learns during her visit, that not every family does things the same way, but families can still have fun making dinner together.

In another of the set’s episodes, Cookie Monster realizes that he forget to get a Mother’s Day gift for his mom.  He has to figure out what to do so that he can make his mom happy.

The dads out there aren’t forgotten, as Rosita works with her friends to make a video for Father’s Day in another of the DVD’s episodes.

In yet another of the DVD’s episodes, Abby gets a new step-brother, teaching young people that families can be related in different ways.

The fifth and final of the DVD’s stories features a big party at Hooper’s Store for children and their grandparents, celebrating the older members of the family.

The five primary stories are complimented with a bonus full-length episode that focuses on siblings, as well as a bonus episode of “Elmo’s World” and even a special musical number.  The full listing of the DVD’s bonus content is noted below.  A trailer for the DVD is streaming here.

Bonus Features:
·        Full-Length Episode: Siblings
·        Elmo’s World: Families
·        Sesame Studios: Marvie’s Song for Dad

More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.shoutfactory.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shoutfactoryofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ShoutFactory

 

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Shout! Factory Adding ‘Legally Blonde’ Franchise To Its Shout! Select Series

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MGM’s hit Legally Blonde movie franchise is coming to Blu-ray.

The Legally Blonde Collection is scheduled for release Feb. 26 exclusively on Blu-ray through Shout! Factory.  The two-movie collection is part of Shout! Factory’s Shout! Select series.  Pre-orders are open now through Shout! Factory’s store and via Amazon.

In the first of the set’s entries, Elle (Reese Witherspoon — Sweet Home AlabamaWalk The LineWild) is dumped by her boyfriend for another woman and studies at Harvard Law.  Elle follows her ex to Harvard and enrolls in the university’s law school, too.  She is joined by her sidekick Bruiser, her friend Emmett (Luke Wilson — Old SchoolThe Royal TenenbaumsBottle Rocket) and new friend Paulette (Jennifer Coolidge — American PieA Mighty WindA Cinderella Story) as she navigates the turbulent waters, while also helping her friends come into their own along the way.

In the second of the franchise’s offerings, Legally Blonde 2Red, White and Blonde, Elle is back, and this time she is headed to the nation’s capitol to push for a one-of-a-kind bill that bans animal testing.  Witherspoon is joined by her friends from the franchise’s previous entries, and a new friend named Grace (Regina King — Enemy of the StateMiss Congeniality 2A Cinderella Story).

The Legally Blonde Collection features bonus content, such as audio commentaries, a new interview with actress Jessica Caulfiel and gag reels.  The full list of the set’s bonuses is noted below.

Bonus Features:
·        NEW 4K Scan Of The Original Legally Blonde Negative
·        NEW Interview With Actress Jessica Caulfiel
·        Audio Commentaries
·        Featurettes
·        Deleted Scenes
·        Gag Reel
·        Music Videos
·        Theatrical Trailers

More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.shoutfactory.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shoutfactoryofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ShoutFactory

 

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Overkill Continues Its ‘Welcome To The Garden State’ Video Series

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Overkill will release its new album next week, and in anticipation of the album’s release, the band has released one more video in its docu-series, “Welcome To The Garden State.”

The band released the fifth video in the series on Friday.  In this latest video, the band’s members discuss the creation of the video for its single ‘Hello From The Gutter’ and the birth of its “mascot’ “Chaly” the bat skull.

The band’s members discussed in the series’ previous installments, venues that they attended in their formative years, and the venues in which they performed, East coast vs. West coast sound, their early influences and the band’s place in the industry, and the band’s roots.

Overkill’s docu-series is just part of its efforts to promote its forthcoming album The Wings of War.  The band has also released videos for the album’s singles Head of a Pin and Last Man Standing.

 

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

Along with its new video, the band also recently announced a new slate of live dates in support of The Wings of War.  Death Angel and Act of Defiance will serve as support on the tour.

The tour’s schedule is noted below.  Tickets are available now.

Confirmed dates for the OVERKILL Wings Over The USA 2019 Tour with DEATH ANGEL & ACT OF DEFIANCE are:
4/25/2019  Sound Stage/ Rams Head  – Baltimore, MD
4/26/2019  Theater of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA 
4/27/2019  Rex Theater –  Pittsburgh, PA 
4/28/2019  House of Blues  – Cleveland, OH
4/29/2019  Mercury Ballroom  – Louisville, KY
4/30/2019  St Andrews Hall  – Detroit, MI 
5/01/2019  Intersection  – Grand Rapids, MI 
5/02/2019  House of Blues – Chicago, IL 
5/03/2019  Varsity Theater –  Minneapolis, MN
5/04/2019  The Rave –  Milwaukee, WI
5/05/2019  Delmar Hall  – St Louis, MO
5/06/2019  The Cannery Ballroom  – Nashville, TN      
5/08/2019  Bogarts  – Cincinnati, OH  
5/09/2019  Anthology  – Rochester, NY  
5/10/2019  PlayStation Theater – New York, NY **w/ Life Of Agony
5/11/2019  Paradise – Boston, MA

The Wings of War will be available on a variety of platforms, all of which are noted below.  Pre-orders for The Wings of War are open now.

The Wings Of War will be available for purchase in the following formats:

  • CD Digipak
  • CD Digi + T-Shirt + Poster Bundle
  • Green Cassette
  • Grey Vinyl (limited to 1,500)
  • Green with Yellow Splatter vinyl (limited to 500)
Please note that imported items will ship

The full track listing for The Wings of War is noted below.

Below is the track listing for The Wings Of War
1              Last Man Standing
2              Believe In The Fight
3              Head Of A Pin
4              Bat Shit Crazy
5              Distortion
6              A Mother’s Prayer
7              Welcome To The Garden State
8              Where Few Dare To Walk
9              Out On The Road-Kill
10           Hole In My Soul

More information on The Wings of War is available online now along with all of Overkill’s latest news and more at:

 

Websitehttp://www.wreckingcrew.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/OverkilLWreckingCrew

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/OverkillBand

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