Archives for May 29, 2014

Roadshow Revival’s “A Tribute To The Music Of Johnny Cash” Returns To Ventura June14TH, 2014 Giveaway Opportunity!

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JONNY TWO BAGS TO JOIN ROADSHOW REVIVAL’S 

“A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH”

Guitarist for punk rock institution Social Distortion to debut as solo artist Jonny Two Bags at the Ventura County Fairgrounds on June 14th.

 The star-studded lineup for the 2014 edition of Ventura’s annual “A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash” just keeps getting better. Sharing the stage with powerhouse acts such as Los Lobos, the Paladins and the Americans will be featured special guest Jonny Wickersham, guitarist for the renowned Southern California punk outfit Social Distortion. The festival will be the debut of his solo project, Jonny Two Bags, in celebration of his critically acclaimed debut album “Salvation Town”.
ABOUT A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH

ROADSHOW REVIVAL’S “A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash” 6th annual event will take over the grassy fields at the beachfront Ventura County Fairgrounds on Father’s Day weekend – Saturday, June 14, 2014 – 10 West Harbor Blvd. Ventura, CA 93001.  This year’s event will feature, popular outlaw country, rockabilly, bluegrass and Johnny Cash tribute bands plus a pin-up girl pageant, hot rods, custom cars and motorcycles, Johnny Cash memorabilia, food & beverage, a kid’s corral and scores of vendors with unique offerings and collectibles.

 

Visit www.facebook.com/theroadshowrevival for up-to-date event information, merchandise specials, and ticket giveaways. Tickets are available online; all performances and activities included. Discounted tickets are available with Promo Code “RSR2014AFC” until June 13, 2013.  For more information, including bands and performance schedule, please visit www.roadshowrevival.com.

 

We have teamed up for a fun Giveaway! One winner will win two tickets to the event! To enter, simply leave us a comment below!  Deadline to enter is June 5, 2014 at noon. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries.

Self Disclosure: I received free tickets to feature this post and offer a giveaway.

Maleficent – Unpredictable and Amazing KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions, www.kidsfirst.org

Maleficent

The much-awaited Disney release, Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, opens this weekend. The story twists one of our favorite fairy tales in a new and unexpected direction. As KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Samantha A., age 11, reveals, “I assumed that I knew what it was going to be about but it turned out to be a totally unpredictable and amazing movie.” See her full review below.

Maleficent

Reviewed by Samantha Alexander, age 11, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

Maleficent is a remake of the Disney classic “Sleeping Beauty.” I assumed that I knew what it was going to be about but, it turned out to be a totally unpredictable and amazing movie. Maleficent is about a betrayed fairy (Angelina Jolie) that curses the king’s infant daughter Aurora as revenge. She soon discovers that when Aurora grows up, she is the only one who can restore the peace and happiness that everyone needs to get them out of the depression caused by revenge and war. This movie takes “Sleeping Beauty” and turns it into a completely different movie.

By far, this is the best Disney movie I’ve seen and one of the best movies I’ve seen in a while. Everything is just right. For example, the music sets the right mood in every scene. It is strong and loud when it needs to be and quite and shy at other times and, at certain points, it is playful and happy. It really pulls the whole movie together. Along with the jaw-dropping music, this movie has amazing actors starting with Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning (Auora). They fit each role perfectly almost as if they were born for these roles.

This movie is very interesting to watch because it isn’t entirely based on “Sleeping Beauty” so you get to see a completely different side of Maleficent before she becomes the villain that she is known as. Throughout the movie I found myself wanting the movie to go quicker to see what would happen next but not wanting it to end anytime soon. I think that the director Robert Stromberg and the writers Linda Woolverton and Charles Perrault really outdo themselves with this movie because I cannot stop obsessing about how great it is.

I give this movie 5 out of 5 perfect stars and recommend it for ages 9 to 18. To be honest, this movie is a movie that you should be sure not to miss because IT IS THAT GOOD!

Credit: KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions

 

 

 

 

50 Creative Projects Using the World’s Strongest Cord Crafting With Paracord by Chad Poole

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Originally used during World War II as parachute line, durable paracord has become the brightly colored material of choice for a rapidly growing set of crafters.

Introducing “Crafting with Paracord,” a new book offering step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs for a variety of practical and decorative projects.

From bracelets, bag straps and leashes to knife handle wraps, keychains and watchbands, “Crafting with Paracord” is the most approachable guide to getting started with this ingenious rope. And in an emergency, unraveling a bracelet or keychain just might save your life.

Complete with knot-tying basics and detailed tutorials, this book will inspire you to go wild with paracord.

I received this book to review and I like that the instructions are quite detailed and could be followed easily. I would recommend for older kids and adults because it would probably be difficult for most younger children. I have to honestly say I have never thought about crafting with paracord but it is a great idea. A great book for high school kids especially in the upcoming Summer when you start hearing “I’m bored!”

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The book is available at Ulysses Press for $14.95.

Self Disclosure: I received this book fro free but any opinions expressed are 100% truthful.

 

Free and low-cost crafting events at Michaels this June

Michaels, North America’s number one arts & crafts retailer, will offer in-store crafting events for adults and children throughout the month of June, including Free Family Craft Time for Father’s Day where kids can make a card for dad for free! 

FREE EVENTS

 

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Free Family Craft Time – Father’s Day

June 7 │12-3 p.m.

Make Dad’s day with a thoughtful card that you design yourself.  Available while supplies last.

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DIY Day: Crafty Tie-Dye T-Shirt

Saturday June 14 │1-4 p.m.

Make a tie-dye t-shirt in store with Dad and create lasting memories. Purchase a t-shirt and meet up in the classroom for some crafty fun. See a store associate for details today.

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Social Event: Create a Patriotic Wreath

Sunday June 22 │1-4 p.m.

Greet guests with your patriotism and creativity.  Purchase your supplies and meet in the classroom to create and have fun.  See a store associate for details today.

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FREE Intro to Paper Crafting Class

Saturday June 28 │12:30 -2:30 p.m.

Creating a personalized scrapbook can be easy once you know the basics. Learn to plan out your book, create visually pleasing pages, crop photos, journal and more. Supplies not included. See a store associate for details today.

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FREE Intro to Jewelry Making Class

Sunday June 29 │1-3 p.m.

Learn to design your own do-it-yourself creations. Be introduced to everything you need to get started with the art of jewelry making including: crimping, wire looping, knotting, tool selection and more! Supplies not included. See a store associate for details today.

 

KIDS CLUB EVENTS

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Crafty Visor

June 7 │ 10-12 p.m.

Make a fierce Stormy or Toothless visor for summer fun at the How to Train Your Dragon 2 Crafty Visor Event. Just $2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies). Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today.

 

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Father’s Day Wood Frame

June 14 │ 10-12 p.m.

Create some picture perfect fun for Dad at the Father’s Day Wood Frame Event.  Just $2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies). Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today.

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 Key Chain

June 21 │10-12 p.m.

Let your imagination take flight at the How to Train Your Dragon 2 Perler Key Chain Event. Just $2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies). Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today.

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Fourth of July Wood Stars

June 28 │10-12 p.m.

Have sparkling Independence Day at the Fourth of July Wood Stars Event. Just $2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies). Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today.

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Summer Ice Cream Fun

July 5 │10-12 p.m.

Create yummy summer fun at the Summer Ice Cream Perler Event. Just $2 per 30-minute session (includes supplies). Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Credit: Michaels.