Archive for December, 2010

Dec 30 2010

Shelby County Reads – POSTPONED

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March 6, 2011
2:00 pm

The Shelby County Reads lecture featuring Eva Mozes Kor has been postponed until Sunday April 17, 2011.   Due to the high demand for tickets, this free event will be held at the J.W.O. Breck Auditorium at Shelbyville Senior High School.

The Strand is proud to partner with Shelby County Reads and is happy to defer this event to a larger venue.

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Dec 30 2010

Shelby County Reads

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February 27, 2011
2:00 pm


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Dec 20 2010

Shelby Community Band: December 19, 2010

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The Shelby Community Band was joined by the Blue River Community Choir for a free Holiday Concert at the Strand.   The December 19, 2010 concert featured all your favorite Holiday Favorites.

The Band and Choir were joined by over 200 audience members in a Sing-A-Long of familiar Christmas Carols.


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Dec 17 2010

The Strand ROCKS!!

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Rockphoria returned to the Strand stage on December 17, 2010 for the first of two shows.   Jake and Elwood got things going early and the place cooked all night.   Come experience (that’s the word for it!) Rockphoria again on Saturday night December 18, 2010.  The show starts at 8:00pm.


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Dec 16 2010

Guns N Hoses

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February 5, 2011
8:00 pm

Guns N Hoses

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Dec 16 2010

Strand Theatre Special Email: December 16, 2010

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This weekend on Friday and Saturday night LIVE ON STAGE: Rockphoria Goes to Hollywood. The show starts at 8:00pm and tickets are $10. This is the best Rockphoria yet with something for everyone. Below are the songs and performers for this outstanding show. Come and experience Rockphoria at the Strand, you will be glad you did!


Everybody Needs Somebody

Featuring Andy Erickson & Joe Gaudin

This song appeared in the film The Blues Brothers (1980) and was performed by John Belushi & Dan Ackroyd. It was one of the duo’s most popular songs both from the film and their live performances.

Power of Love

Featuring Mark Bailey

The Power of Love was a big hit for Huey Lewis & The News. The song’s popularity was in part due to it’s appearance in the opening scenes of the film Back To The Future released in 1985.

Don’t You Forget About Me

Featuring Larry Brandt

This song was originally performed by Simple Minds and was used in the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club in 1985. The film which featured the “brat pack” was a huge success and so was this song.

Nobody Does It Better

Featuring Aimee Yarwood

James Bond films have featured several hit songs over the years and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) was no exception. The song was originally perform by Carly Simon and was a big hit on both the U.S singles & adult contemporary charts.


Featuring Scott Shrader

No introduction needed for this Beatles classic from the 1965 film with the same title. A bit of non-Beatle trivia however, did you know that Richard Lester directed this movie and years later he would direct Christopher Reeve in Superman 2 & 3.

The Boys Are Back In Town

Featuring Glenn Yarwood

This song was performed by The Busboys and appeared in the 1982 film 48 HRS starring Nick Nolte & Eddie Murphy. This film was Eddie’s first time on the big screen. Not to bad for a first try; the film was a hit and so was this song.

You Can Leave Your Hat On

Featuring Bobby Toon

This song was featured in the steamy romance 9 ½ Weeks (1986) starring Mickey Rourke & Kim Basinger. This song was originally written and performed by Randy Newman in 1972. However Joe Cocker performed it for this film and it became an even bigger hit.

Hopelessly Devoted

Featuring Alanna Toon

Originally performed by Olivia Newton-John in the film Grease (1978) this song received an Oscar nomination for best original song in a film. It also reached number 3 on the Billboard charts that year and is considered to be one of the best songs from this film.

Heavy Metal (Takin’ A Ride)

Featuring Dave Logan

This song is from the film of the same title. Released in 1981 Heavy Metal was an animated journey crafted by the company behind the popular Heavy Metal Magazine. This song, performed by Don Felder, guitarist for The Eagles, was the opening theme to the film.

Eye Of The Tiger

Featuring Bryanna Justice

In 1983 this song was written and performed by the band Survivor at the request of Sylvester Stallone. He was looking for a song for his new movie Rocky 3. He had been unable to get the rights to use his first choice, the Queen hit Another One Bites The Dust.


Featuring Willandra Macklin

Originally released in 1968 by Aretha Franklin this high energy ode to girl power found a brand new audience in 1980’s Blues Brothers. Plus Aretha appeared and sang the song for the movie.

Let’s Go Crazy

Featuring Scott Shrader

One of many hits from Prince’s film Purple Rain which was released in 1984. This song was Prince’s second number one hit and is still one of his most popular concert performances to this day.

On The Darkside

Featuring Bobby Toon

Originally performed by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band for the 1983 movie Eddie & The Cruisers. This song was one several songs recorded for this movie about a fictional rock band and its lead singer.

Promised Land

Featuring Glenn Yarwood

This song was originally a hit by Chuck Berry in 1965. In 1975 Elvis Presley recorded the song and it is this version that was used in the 1997 hit movie Men In Black. Ironically this song was on Elvis’ worst selling album ever; it only reached number 47 on the Billboard Charts.

Take My Breath Away

Featuring Bryanna Justice

Considered to be one of the best movie ballads ever, this song was performed by the band Berlin for the 1986 film Top Gun. The song went on to win an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best original song of 1986.

The Heat Is On

Featuring Mark Bailey

Recorded by Glenn Frey of The Eagles in 1984 this song was a huge on radio and MTV. It was featured in the 1984 Eddie Murphy film Beverly Hills Cop which gave the single worldwide recognition and popularity.

Something To Talk About

Featuring Aimee Yarwood

This song was recorded in 1990 by Bonnie Raitt and then used in 1995 in the film Something to Talk About starring Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid. This song is considered to be one her best songs. It was recorded years later by SheDaisy.

Another Brick In The Wall Part 2

Featuring Dave Logan & The Rockphoria Children’s Choir

Pink Floyd performed this song for their 1979 rock opera The Wall. In 1982 The Wall was made into a film and of course Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 was included in this film. This song is a protest song against rigid schooling in general and boarding schools in particular.

Over The Rainbow

Featuring Alanna Toon

This song is probably the most iconic song in our show. It was recorded by Judy Garland in 1939 for film The Wizard Of Oz. After initial test screenings of the film, producers decided to cut it because it slowed the pacing of the film. Luckily they put it back in before releasing it. Over the Rainbow went on to win an Academy Award For Best Song for 1939 and Judy Garland performed it at the ceremony.


Featuring Larry Brandt

This popular song was recorded by Ray Parker Jr for the hit 1984 film Ghostbusters.

Huey Lewis sued him for plagiarizing the song I Want A New Drug and both songs were accused of lifting their bass lines from the 1979 song Pop Muzik. The song Ghostbusters went on to be a number one hit for weeks, win a Grammy and win an Academy Award.

Car Wash

Featuring Willandra Macklin

Recorded by Rose Royce for the 1976 film Car Wash, this disco era party song become a huge hit. The introduction section of this song became the most sampled piece of music in history. In 2004 Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliot recorded it again this time for the animated film Shark Tale.

Jailhouse Rock

Featuring Rockphoria

This song was written by famed songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and released in 1957 by Elvis Presley for his film of the same title. Obviously it became a big hit. But in 1980 The Blues Brothers recorded it for their film. That version is the one featured in our show







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Dec 13 2010

Rockphoria Goes to Hollywood!

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See a video preview here.


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