Let's take a quick peek at just how much it will set you back to mingle with the extremely well-heeled fans.
Now Playing Synopsis: Clarence Reid is a songwriter, producer, and musician who worked with the likes of Betty Wright, Bobby Byrd, Gwen McCrae, KC and the Sunshine Band, Dinah Washington, and many more over the course of a career that spanned four decades. But when he wasn't busy making hits for other people or cutting records on his own, Reid had a profitable second career as Blowfly, the world's filthiest and craziest R&B singer, recording a series of X-rated party albums in which he turned soul hits into hilarious tales of sexual perversity and wrote original tunes that offered freaky smut with a dance beat. (He also claims to have released the first rap record in 1965 with the rhyming sex tale "Rap Dirty.") Blowfly's records were underground hits in the 1970s, and artists from Ice-T to Jello Biafra have cited him as an influence. Almost 70 years old and struggling to make a living after a bad business deal cost him the rights to his songwriting catalog, Reid is still on the road, doing the Blowfly act wherever there's an audience that wants to see him. Filmmaker Jonathan Furmanski offers a look into Reid's past and present in the documentary The Weird World of Blowfly, which features plenty of footage of Blowfly on-stage and in the studio and explores the sometimes prickly relationship between Reid and his manager and bandleader, Tom Bowker. The Weird World of Blowfly received its world premiere at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
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From jazz to jam bands, hip-hop to hard rock, the acts assembled for the 3 Rivers Music Festival this weekend in Columbia represent a cross section of musical styles.
Here's a list of upcoming area concerts. The list includes concerts that are within easy driving distance from the Augusta area.
In the 20 years that 1082 Bertram Road has stood off Washington Road in west Augusta, the building has gone through almost as many remakes as Madonna.
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MIAMI -- Cher insists her attire when she performs the national anthem at the Super Bowl will be plain. Her rendition won't be, though. "It's a little rock-and-roll," the Oscar-winning entertainer said Friday as she prepared to rehearse. "It rocks, it really does. I never realized that before. And the lyrics are great." Cher will join the high-energy rock band KISS in a powerful pregame show that will include more than 600 other performers, along with pyrotechnics and other special effects.
TOKYO -- After a long day at the office, Noriuchi Ito is ready to boogie -- with a relentless, demanding partner who always takes the lead. Like countless other young Japanese, Ito has succumbed to the latest dance craze sweeping the nation -- an electronic arcade game called "Dance Dance Revolution" that could change the look of arcades worldwide. For $1.75, players climb onto a lighted platform and dance with a computer-generated partner, trying to match their footwork to arrows on a 29-inch screen. The partner does his own, completely different, thing.
MIAMI - Maybe it's time for the TV networks to move some of those medical shows out of Chicago and down here to the land of sun and fun. (Or is that sneeze and wheeze?) This week alone, the Florida Marlins have provided enough story lines to last through May sweeps. The latest and longest-running story continued Sunday, when Marlins ace right-hander Kevin Brown (viral infection) was skipped for the second time in as many days. Brown, originally slated to start Games 4 and 7 (if necessary), now won't pitch until Tuesday's Game 6 in Atlanta.