Crosses Over Digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere on Feb. 13
and 4K Ultra HD™ & Blu-ray™ on Feb. 27
The critically acclaimed animated film celebrates the importance of family, honoring your ancestors and following your dreams, and includes extensive extras for the whole family
BURBANK, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2018) — Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” —the story of a 12-year-old aspiring musician’s extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors—won a 2018 Golden Globe AwardÒ for Best Animated Motion Picture, topped the domestic box office Thanksgiving holiday weekend, became the highest grossing film of all time in Mexico, broke records in China and earned widespread praise, receiving 96 percent from critics and 97 percent from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. Now this vibrant tale filled with love and laughter arrives home Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and on Movies Anywhere on Feb. 13, and on 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray,™ DVD and On-Demand on Feb. 27.
Through fresh and fascinating bonus material, adventurers of all ages will tag along with filmmakers as they soak in Día de los Muertos in Mexico; explore the essential role of music in “Coco;” and learn how the cast and crew personally connect with the film’s message. They’ll step behind the scenes to discover the inspiration behind the film’s creative costuming; Miguel’s beautifully complicated family; Dante the loyal Xolo dog; and the stunning worlds of both the dead and the living. Features also include deleted scenes, insightful filmmaker commentary, the music of Coco and more.
"Coco" is packaged several ways to ensure viewers get the most out of their in-home viewing experience. The Multi-screen Edition (formerly the Blu-ray Combo Pack) includes Blu-ray, DVD and a Digital copy, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices. Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for Digital 4K Ultra HD or the 4K UHD Combo Pack, which includes 4K UHD, Blu-ray and a Digital copy. 4K Ultra HD provides four times the resolution of HD, bringing the rich color, textures and sounds to life and immersing viewers in two fantastically animated worlds. Dolby Atmos audio heightens the memorable score created by Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino and his 83-piece orchestra, as well as original songs like “Remember Me” by the Oscar®-winning team behind “Frozen,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
Blu-ray & Digital:
- Deleted Scenes with Introductions - Director Lee Unkrich and co-director Adrian Molina talk about the deleted scenes and the part they played in the development of “Coco.”
- Día de los Muertos - In this musical extravaganza, the colors and excitement of Día de los Muertos come to life as we meet superstar Ernesto de la Cruz.
- The Way of the Riveras - A musical number in which Abuelita and Miguel prepare their Día de los Muertos celebration while she teaches him Rivera family history and traditions.
- Celebrity Tour - Héctor, a Land of the Dead tour bus guide, agrees to help Miguel, revealed to be a living boy, on his quest to find de la Cruz.
- The Bus Escape - The Rivera family catches up to Miguel and Héctor and attempts to halt their mission to find de la Cruz.
- Alebrije Attack - Miguel and Héctor are interrupted on their journey to find de la Cruz by a fierce alebrije.
- The Family Fix - After de la Cruz reveals his true colors, the Rivera family puts their dismay aside and comes together to repair the smashed guitar needed to send Miguel home.
- To the Bridge - As the Land of the Dead counts down to the end of Día de los Muertos, Miguel and de la Cruz come head-to-head on the marigold bridge.
- Filmmaker Commentary – Presented by Lee Unkrich (director), Adrian Molina (co-director) and Darla K. Anderson (producer).
- The Music of “Coco” - Collaborating with musicians of Mexico and some unique instrumentation, this documentary explores the beautiful fusion of music essential to the story of “Coco.”
- Paths to Pixar: “Coco” - Explore how the film crew’s personal stories resonate with the themes of the movie itself.
- Welcome to the Fiesta - A musical exploration of the skeletons that make the Land of the Dead in “Coco” so wondrous and intriguing.
- How to Draw a Skeleton - Pixar artist Daniel Arriaga gives a lesson on the quick and easy way to draw skeletons using simple shapes.
- A Thousand Pictures a Day - Join the “Coco”crew on an immersive travelogue through Mexico, visiting families, artisans, cemeteries, and small villages during the Día de los Muertos holiday.
- Mi Familia - Developing the Riveras was a labor of love that took the cast and crew on a deep dive into the meaning of family.
- Land of Our Ancestors – Watch Pixar artists lovingly construct layer upon layer of architecture from many eras of Mexican history, bringing the Land of the Dead to life.
- Fashion Through the Ages – The cast of characters in “Coco” are from many different eras, making for some magnificent costuming opportunities.
- The Real Guitar – The majestic guitar that spurs Miguel on his journey through the Land of the Dead is a unique creation. Watch as it is initially designed by a Pixar artist and ultimately realized as a real instrument by a master luthier in this poetic ode to craftsmanship.
- Dante - How the crew fell in love with the uniquely Mexican breed of Xoloitzcuintli (or “Xolo”) dogs that inspired Dante.
- How to Make Papel Picado - Join Pixar artist Ana Ramírez González as we learn how papel picado is made traditionally, and then try your own approach to this beautiful art form.
- Un Poco “Coco” - A montage of original animated pieces used to promote “Coco.”
- “Coco Trailers” - Trailers include “Feeling,” “Dante’s Lunch,” “Destiny,” “Journey” and “Belong.”
- Filmmaker Commentary
In Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” Pixar Animation Studios’ 19th feature film, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt)—despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
The voice cast of “Coco” includes characters from the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead. From the Land of the Living, Anthony Gonzalez (“Ice Box,” TNT’s “The Last Ship”) lends his voice to Miguel, Renée Victor (“Weeds,” “The Apostle”) provides the authoritative voice of Abuelita, and Jaime Camil(CW’s “Jane the Virgin,” Disney Junior’s “Elena of Avalor,” “The Secret Lives of Pets”) is the voice of Papá. Lombardo Boyar(“Happy Feet,” TNT’s “Murder in the First”) voices a town mariachi, and Ana Ofelia Murguía is the voice of Miguel’s cherished great-grandmother Mamá Coco. Sofía Espinosa (“Gloria”) provides the voice of Miguel’s loving Mamá, and Luis Valdez (“Which Way Is Up,” director “La Bamba” and “The Cisco Kid”) lends his voice to Tío Berto, Miguel’s hardworking uncle.
From the Land of the Dead, Gael García Bernal (Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle”) helps bring to life charming trickster Héctor, Benjamin Bratt(Fox’s “Star,” “Doctor Strange”) is the voice of Miguel’s idol Ernesto de la Cruz, and Alanna Ubach(“Meet the Fockers,” Bravo’s “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”) provides the voice of Miguel’s great-great-grandmother Mamá Imelda. Alfonso Arau(“¡Three Amigos!” director/ producer “Like Water for Chocolate,” director “A Walk in the Clouds”) is the voice of Miguel’s late great-grandfather Papá Julio, Herbert Siguenza(“Larry Crowne,” “Ben 10: Alien Swarm”) lends his voice to both Tío Oscar and Tío Felipe, Miguel’s late identical twin uncles, and Gabriel Iglesias(“Planes,” “The Nut Job,” “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature”) lends his voice to the Clerk. Natalia Cordova-Buckley (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”) provides the voice of legendary artist Frida Kahlo, Selene Luna(“My Bloody Valentine,” “Celebrity Wife Swap”) voices Miguel’s aunt Tía Rosita, and Edward James Olmos(“Blade Runner,” “Stand and Deliver”) lends his voice to Chicharrón.
Also lending their voices are Carla Medina, Dyana Ortelli, Blanca Araceli, Salvador Reyes, Cheech Marin, Octavio Solisand John Ratzenberger.
Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”) and co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) from a script by Molina and Matthew Aldrich (“Spinning Man”). Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”) produces, and John Lasseter is executive producer. “Coco” features an original score from Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino (“Up,” “Rogue One”), a song by Oscar winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (“Frozen”), and additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco (“Dope,” “Shovel Buddies”) and Molina. Also part of the team is musical consultant Camilo Lara of the music project Mexican Institute of Sound, as well as cultural consultants Lalo Alcaraz, Marcela Davison Avilés and Octavio Solis.
Product SKUs: Digital= 4K UHD with HDR (HDR-10 or Dolby Vision), HD, SD
Physical = 4K UHD Combo Pack (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital HD/SD), Multi-screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD/SD) and DVD
Feature Run Time: Approximately 109 minutes
Rating: PG in U.S., G in CE, and G in CF
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Resolution: 4K UHD = 3840 x 2160, HD = 1920 x 1080, SD = 720 x 480
Audio: 4K UHD Blu-ray = English Dolby Atmos, English, Spanish and French 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio; 4K UHD Digital = English Dolby Atmos (platform dependent), English 5.1, English 2.0; Blu-ray = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, English 5.1 DTS-HDHR, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio; DVD = English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio
Subtitles: Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
Closed Captions: Digital = English; DVD = English
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Review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 paws
Pitch Perfect 3
Universal Pictures, Perfect World Pictures and Gold Circle Films present a PG-13, 93 minute, Music, Comedy, directed by Trish Sie, screenplay and story by Kay Cannon with a theatre release date of December 22, 2017.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 8, 2017) – The Christmas season brings opportunities to share joy and help those in need and 117 Entertainment Artists, Lewis Brice, Paul Bogart, Scooter Brown Band and Amanda Winter are generously participating in the Christmas 4 Kids Tour Bus Show taking place at the Walmart Supercenter (204 N Hendersonville Lane/Hendersonville TN) on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 5-9 pm CST.
All proceeds go to the nonprofit organization, Christmas 4 Kids, that will supply Christmas shopping money to more than four hundred underprivileged children at the annual event. Dozens of artist buses are decorated with Christmas themes, providing an opportunity for fans to get an inside look at the artists’ home away from home. A donation of $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 2-12 gives the ticket-holder the chance to see more than 50 tour buses and meet artists and celebrities inside every bus, take photographs and get autographs.
Lewis Brice: With a sound rooted at the intersection of country, rhythm & blues and southern rock, Lewis Brice comes at you with high-energy stories, sounds that catch the ear and beats that make you want to move. Born and raised in Sumter, South Carolina, he grew up singing in church choir and praise bands. Throughout his career he has spread his music in front of attentive audiences and continuously grown a strong fan base while playing shows with many talented artists he admires such as Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Jerrod Niemann, The Cadillac Three, Dierks Bentley and many more.
Lewis made headlines with 2010's “Ordinary Girl,” co-written with Dallas Rogers, which made a small window on the Mediabase charts and reached #67 on the iTunes Country Music chart. He appeared in CMT’s first season of "Can You Duet,” coming in 8th place out of the thousands who auditioned. Additionally, Lewis took on the lead role in the 2014 ACM Song of the Year music video for “I Drive Your Truck,” performed by his brother Lee Brice.
For more information, please visit lewisbrice.com.
Paul Bogart: Though his songs are fresh and he himself is young, he is an old soul with a knack for capturing time-honored traditions and summing up classic sentiments in catchy, three-minute songs. Exuding sincerity and a rare, down-to-earth charm, Paul Bogart is, simply put, the epitome of traditional country music. After nearly a decade of writing, playing and touring, Bogart has begun pulling in big numbers in every arena, literally. Whether it’s the main stage at the AQHA World Championships with thousands in attendance or the social media scene with almost 4 million fans reached through his YouTube tribute, “Cowboy Ride,” Bogart’s songs have connected with America’s Heartland in a real, tangible way that modern country has perhaps missed. For more information on Paul Bogart visit www.paulbogart.com.
Scooter Brown Band: After 4 years and 3 months, 2 tours overseas with 1 tour of combat in Iraq as a United States Marine, Scott “Scooter” Brown traded his guns in for guitars and hit the road. The Scooter Brown Band was formed and began playing mainly in and around Houston, Texas. Along with their growing notoriety came their first radio single "Apology." Other regional radio releases were soon to follow and include "Whiskey Talkin", "Soldiers Christmas Eve", "Feels Like Home,", and "Summer Song". The band released several independent albums, strengthening their chops in the studio, however they truly shine in their live show. SBB has toured the country and opened for some of their biggest influences including Charlie Daniels Band, Travis Tritt and the Marshall Tucker Band, just to name a few. For the last year the band has been building a new era in their career, gearing up for the release of their newest project American Son -- defining modern southern rock. For more information, please visit scooterbrownband.com.
Amanda Winter: From a very early age, Amanda Winter has been wowing audiences with her small size and larger-than-life vocals. Her life growing up revolved around country music. Amanda Winter is no stranger to the uncertainty that life can bring, growing up in the foster care system, her main focus remained on her love of music. She made her move to Nashville in August of 2013, without knowing anyone, without a job out there waiting and with nothing more than everything that fit inside of her car. In May of 2015, Amanda released her very first Nashville EP, consisting of seven original songs, two of which she co-wrote. Her first self-penned song “Little Girl…Big Dream” became an anthem for her life. A song to tell the world that no one can define you, if you really chase after your dreams, anything is possible. Growing up herself as a foster child, she continues to be an activist for children everywhere, and hopes to be living proof that it doesn’t matter where you come from, that you can achieve it all if you work hard and dream big. Make sure to follow Amanda on http://www.amandawintermusic.com
About 117 Entertainment Group
117 Entertainment Group is a multi-faceted entertainment firm specializing in management and publicity/marketing campaigns for musicians, events and brands. They represent the likes of Randy Travis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Negron, Bobby Bare, Lewis Brice, Lee Roy Parnell Paul Bogart and Scooter Brown Band, just to name a few. Zach Farnum has managed PR campaigns for an eclectic list of artists as well as high-profile events and festivals including A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis, Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam, Country Stampede, Tree Town Music Festival and more. He serves as a co-chair of the TJ Martell Foundation’s Young Professionals Council and was recently appointed to the board of directors for the Nashville Association of Talent Directors where he serves as Membership Chairman. Bev Moser has worked with country artists, television actors and celebrities, as well as book authors creating articles and reviews, conducting interviews and covering an endless stream of festivals and press conferences. Together at 117, the team brings a brand-driven approach to management, publicity and marketing campaigns and continues to be a go-to firm for multiple high-profile projects.
For more information visit www.117group.com.
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Balsam Range Celebrates Holiday EP, Spreads Christmas Cheer With Radio, Television & Festival Appearances
"IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME is rich, sentimental, wonderful, magical ..."
- David Allan, Country Music People
"A just-right blend of secular and spiritual - something for everybody who
celebrates the holiday." - David Morris, Bluegrass Today
". . . a great new stocking-stuffer." - Bill Foster, Bluegrass Unlimited
Nashville, TN (November 29, 2017) - World-renowned Bluegrass quintet BALSAM RANGE celebrates the success of their debut holiday EP, IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME, as they spread Christmas cheer with upcoming appearances on radio, television and the stage. A mix of contemporary and traditional tunes, IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME offers orchestrated holiday music by the award-winning band. Released in October, the EP has enjoyed four weeks on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, where it debuted at #7. Fans can purchase the music HERE, and catch BALSAM RANGE:
Thursday, Nov. 30
Justin Reed Show (WMTS FM - Murfreesboro, TN) @ 8:30 a.m. ET (live interview with Tim Surrett)
SiriusXM Radio's Bluegrass Junction Channel 62 @ 11:30 a.m. ET (Kyle Cantrell and Tim Surrett)
Thursday, Nov. 30 - Sunday, Dec 17
Bluegrass Ridge TV Show (Darren Nicholson special guest artist host). The program airs on Heartland TV, The Family Channel, Angel Two Network (Dish-TV), Keep It Country TV-UK / Ireland, Country TV (New Zealand) and additional cable systems. Check listings for additional airings.
Friday, Dec. 1 & Saturday, Dec. 2
Second Annual Balsam Range Art of Music Festival at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. On Dec. 2, Balsam Range with Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble will perform tunes from IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME during the closing show. Purchase tickets now; only a few seats remain.
Saturday, Dec. 2
SiriusXM Radio's enLighten Channel 65 @ 12 Noon ET (Tim Surrett hosts)
Monday, Dec. 4
Flashpoint Bluegrass Radio on www.worldwidebluegrass.com @ 9 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Dec. 5
These native Western North Carolinians have created a beautiful collection for holiday music lovers and they hope to see their fans and neighbors during their Festival. "This was a unique opportunity for us," notes Balsam Range spokesman Tim Surrett. "We are eager to share this music - and the incredibly beautiful Lake Junaluska area with all music fans. We're definitely feeling the Christmas spirit this year and invite everyone to come, sing along, and ring some bells with us."
IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME was produced by Balsam Range members Buddy Melton (fiddle, lead and tenor vocals), Darren Nicholson (mandolin, octave mandolin, lead vocals, baritone and low tenor vocals), Dr. Marc Pruett (banjo), Tim Surrett (bass, dobro, baritone and lead vocals) and Caleb Smith (guitar, lead & baritone vocals) and recorded at Crossroads Studios in Asheville, North Carolina for Mountain Home Music Company. Cody McVey wrote the arrangements for the Nashville Recording Orchestra and Bobby Shin recorded the orchestra at the Library Studios in Nashville.
ABOUT BALSAM RANGE
BR, formed in 2007, has become one of the genre's most award-winning acts in recent years, garnering 11 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards on the heels of six critically-acclaimed albums. The group has left audiences spellbound while headlining major festivals from coast to coast, selling out venues across the nation, and in multiple appearances at the Grand Ole Opry. Their previous outing, MOUNTAIN VOODOO, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart and remains on that chart after 55 weeks. Three singles from the album reached #1 on the Bluegrass Today Chart, including "Blue Collar Dreams," which spent three consecutive months at the top. The disc was recently honored as the IBMA's 2017 Album of the Year.
Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels Featured on Title Track
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 16, 2017) – Scooter Brown Band announced that they will release their first-ever nationally distributed album, American Son. The project will is being released by Red River / BFD / Sony Orchard on Friday, September 8 and is now available for presale at www.scooterbrownband.com.
“This album sets the tone for what fans can expect from us on the road and on their radios. True country and southern rock music, what we were born and raised on,” said lead singer Scooter Brown.
The title track, “American Son,” features none other than one of America’s truest sons, Charlie Daniels, a southern rock and country icon that Scooter Brown has looked up to his entire life and sought advice from often in recent years. The Country Music Hall of Famer contributes his gritty southern drawl to the track like only he can, driving it home as one of the most anticipated songs on the album. Nashville Country Club debuted the track earlier this week calling it “a gritty unapologetic track that has a rockin’ musical arrangement for the band’s Southern Rock appeal.” Fans can listen to the single on Spotify and Apple Music and purchase it on iTunes or Amazon.
The southern-rock revivalists, as they’ve become known, have been on the road for the past few years playing for fans around the country with 100 plus shows both headlining and opening for iconic acts like the Charlie Daniels Band, Travis Tritt, the Marshall Tucker Band and many more. Scooter Brown Band is managed by David Corlew and booked by APA Nashville.
American Son Track Listing:
1. American Son feat. Charlie Daniels
2. This Town
3. Won’t Back Down
4. Never Met a Heart I Wouldn’t Break
5. Pistols and Pearls
6. Broken Arrow
8. Story of My Life
9. Guitars, Gun and Whiskey
10. Time is Money
11. Rise Up
12. New York City King Size Rosewood Bed
About Scooter Brown Band
After 4 years and 3 months, 2 tours overseas with 1 tour of combat in Iraq as a United States Marine, Scooter Brown traded his guns in for guitars and hit the road. Scooter Brown Band was formed and began playing mainly in and around Houston, Texas. Along with their growing notoriety came their first radio single “Apology.” Other regional radio releases were soon to follow and include “Whiskey Talkin”, “Soldiers Christmas Eve”, “Feels Like Home,”, and “Summer Song”. The band has released a number of independent albums, strengthening their chops in the studio, however they truly shine in their live show. SBB has toured the country and opened for some of their biggest influences including Charlie Daniels Band, Travis Tritt and the Marshall Tucker Band, just to name a few. For the last year the band has been building a new era in their career and are gearing up for the release of their newest project this Fall — defining modern southern rock.
Review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws
Lionsgate, Mandoo Pictures, Huayi Tencent Entertainment Company, Eracme Entertainment, Dream Factory Group, Summit Entertainment and Summit Premiere present a PG, 80 minute, Animation, Comedy, Family film, directed and story by Ash Brannon with additional story material by Denise Bradley with a theater release date of February 24, 2017.
BURBANK, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2017) – Five-time GRAMMY® winning and best-selling recording artist Celine Dion will perform an all-new original song, “How Does A Moment Last Forever,” for Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” The song will also be included on the film’s soundtrack.
Written by eight-time Oscar®-winning composer Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin”) and veteran lyricist and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (“The Lion King,” “Evita”), “How Does A Moment Last Forever” is an emotional ballad about holding onto life’s precious moments. Portions of the song are performed throughout the film and interpolated into the underscore before Dion’s full-length version debuts in the film’s custom main-on-end title design.
Says Dion, “Being a part of the original ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was such a magical experience in my life, and I'm truly honored to be a part of this film again.”
President of Music for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Production, Mitchell Leib, approached the artist on behalf of the project with the idea of recording one of the three new songs written for the film. “Celine was the unanimous choice of the filmmakers and studio to perform this song,” says Leib, “And everyone involved with the film is thrilled she agreed to be part of this new live-action adaptation.”
Dion originally performed the duet “Beauty and the Beast” – featuring Menken’s haunting melody and two-time Oscar-winner Howard Ashman’s unforgettable lyrics – with Peabo Bryson for the animated film. The song became an instant classic and went on to receive an Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and three GRAMMY Awards.
Menken also provides the film score along with new recordings of the classic songs from the animated film written by himself and Ashman. The original motion picture soundtrack will be released by Walt Disney Records on March 10, 2017. The pre-order is available now at http://disneymusic.co/BeautySndtrkP.
About the film:
The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Directed by Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film “Beauty and the Beast,” the screenplay is written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman, p.g.a. and Todd Lieberman, p.g.a. with Jeffrey Silver, Thomas Schumacher and Don Hahn serving as executive producers. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.
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Fans of Hoge will get to see the singer guest host two week-long episodes of the popular television program “Country Fix” starting December 19. The program features music videos and never before seen artist interviews. To check local listings click here.
Shot at the Hilson Studio in Nashville, the acoustic videos for “The Christmas Song” and “Christmas Medley”showcase two of the tracks off Hoge’s Christmas album Christmas Is Here — available for purchase exclusively at LucasHoge.com. Hoge’s “Christmas Medley” combines holiday favorites “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “We Three Kings,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman” and “My Favorite Things.” The country artist showcases his soulful vocals on his take of “The Christmas Song” that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit just in time for Christmas.
For more information on Lucas Hoge visit lucashoge.com and follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Lucas Hoge on Tour
Jan. 14 -19 - Country Cruise - San Miguel de Cozumel, MX
Jan. 31 - Mandalay Bay Convention Center - Las Vegas, Nev.
.@LucasHoge brings Christmas cheer with acoustic videos on @CMT @GACTV @watchheartland @TheBootdotcom
About Lucas Hoge
Hoge currently on Rebel Engine rose to national fame as a star of Animal Planet's “Last Chance Highway,” which led to appearances on “The Today Show,” “Inside Edition,” “The Daily Buzz,” “Daytime TV” and many more. Hoge is the Music Ambassador for Cabela’s and is also a passionate supporter of the U.S. military having traveled to various countries throughout the Middle East and beyond to perform for troops, for the past 8 years on the Wrangler National Patriot Tour. Hoge is also the Celebrity spokesperson for Guardian Angels For Soldier's Pet. Hoge has been visiting radio stations all over the U.S. promoting his latest single, “Boom Boom.”
No Stressed Pets This Holiday Season
-Pet Acoustics calms anxious pets with holiday music specially composed in frequencies pets like best.
(Washington Depot, Conn.) November 17, 2016- The holidays are not just a stressful time for owners, it can be a very anxious time for pets as well: new places, new people and new sounds. Music has the power to heal, relax and comfort during times of stress, but our pets hear in different frequencies than we do. Janet Marlow, sound behaviorist and Founder and CEO of Pet Acoustics, Inc. is proud to offer a solution for stressed pets this holiday season, through Pet Acoustics Holiday Music for use with Pet Tunes pre-loaded Bluetooth® speakers.
This collection of music provides pets and pet parents a gentle and calm atmosphere during the holiday season and is proven to alleviate anxious behaviors in dogs and cats. Original holiday orchestrations, composed by Marlow are designed with species-specific hearing sensitivities in mind. High frequencies and jarring volumes are agitating to dogs and cats for example and have therefore been eliminated from the music.
“When you play the holiday music through the Bluetooth® speakers, not only is it enjoyable for our ears, but you can immediately notice the pets connecting with the music and experiencing signs of relaxation,” said Marlow. “Separation anxiety, travel nerves, noise phobias are at a high this time of year, and I’m so thrilled to provide a safe, natural and easy solution to help our pets manage.”
Pet Acoustics offers two options for pet owners: the Pet Tunes mobile Bluetooth® speaker, pre-loaded with soothing music and Holiday Music CD and chip or the Ultra Calmer canine stress relief sonic collar for on the go pets. The speaker is great for pets staying home that may experience separation anxiety or noise phobias, while the sonic collar is great to have while in the car or on board a plane.
To learn more about Janet Marlow and Pet Acoustics or to sample the music, visit www.petacoustics.com.
About Pet Acoustics, Inc. Pet Acoustics, Inc. is a leader in the field of sonic environments and how sound affects pet behavior. Our innovative products are species-specific, based on pet hearing ranges. Pet Acoustics has helped thousands of pets with separation anxiety, thunderstorm nerves and with enrichment activities. Our breakthrough research provides pet owners with unique products in the pet wellness market. To learn more and listen to sample tracks, visit http://www.petacoustics.com/.