Feb 09 2018

Strand Theatre Weekly Newsletter: February 9, 2018

Published by at 11:02 am under Weekly Emails

Dear Strand Fan,


We start our season in earnest tonight!    Friday Night Frights will get the cobwebs off and get things rolling.   Tonight we are showing the 1979 classic THE DRILLER KILLER directed by Abel Ferrara.   Strand volunteer Branden Y. has provided this excellent overview of the film:


“Most of the attention The Driller Killer has received has been because it appeared on the Video Nasties list back in the 1980’s. This list was compiled of films the UK government deemed as too violent or obscene for the public.  Though, the film wasn’t subjected to quite the same level of scrutiny as other titles featured on the list, the uncut version of The Driller Killer was still not allowed to be distributed in the United Kingdom for risk of prosecution up until 2002.


Fortunately, this list no longer exists.  Like many of the films from the 70’s, fans of this genre believe in preserving them as the new restored copy has done.  The Driller Killer, while contrevisial at the time, is hardly as brutal as what we see in horror films today.  It serves as a great looking glass into New York City in the 1970’s.  Those were wild times and when you get to the gore of the Driller Killer, you can’t help but remember it mostly for being a little before its time.”


Tomorrow we welcome the coffee house music style of DANIKA and the JEB.   We receive the following message from Danika:


Hello friends and patrons of The Strand Theatre,


Thanks for letting us take 2 minutes of your time today.  You don’t know me, but I’d like to change that.  I make up half of the acoustic duo that will be performing a concert at The Strand Theatre this Saturday, Feb. 10th  (Danika &  The Jeb).


We’ve played many concerts around the United States and Europe and are relatively new to the Shelbyville area.  That’s why we wanted to reach out and introduce ourselves… so that by the time you show up to the concert, we know each other!


So, this is the part where we’re supposed to impress you with our accomplishments, music samples, and quotes from “important people” letting you know why you should come.  But, we wanted to just send you a personal note, direct from us instead.  All the “meant to impress” stuff is out there and available if that’s what you want, but what we really wanted to say is this…


We realize that taking a chance to go see a band/artist you’ve never seen (or even heard of) before is a risk on your part, because time is limited and it’s our most precious resource… especially on a Saturday evening!  So, we’re just letting you know what you’ll be getting into!


You can expect to leave our concert feeling good.  We make that our point.  We keep things upbeat and uplifting, but aren’t afraid of tackling real life issues that we all deal with. You might laugh at times, and maybe even shed a tear… regardless, we hope that you’ll leave having felt something through our music that is real.  A true, genuine connection… that’s what we’re hoping to achieve.  After all, that’s the entire reason we’ve devoted our lives to writing, touring, and performing meaningful music.  You’ll be hearing our own  original music, stories, and a few carefully selected cover songs as well (from the Beatles and Stevie Wonder to name a few!)  Also, you can expect some phenomenal guitar playing from Jeb.  Fine, you can call me biased… but I’m willing to bet that once you see Jeb play, you’ll agree with me.


If you’d like to listen to music, see photos, videos, read a bio, etc… that’s can all be found at our website here: http://www.danikaholmes.com.


We really appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to come to the show and enjoy some music!  We also really appreciate The Strand Theatre team for inviting us for a concert and letting us reach out to you directly in advance. Look forward to meeting you this Saturday, Feb 10th!   


Thank you Danika, we look forward to the concert.   Tickets are still available online, at Mickey’s T-Mart (cash or check only) and at the door.   The performance starts at 7:30pm.   You will even see some of the new lighting installed over our break!


Next week we have two great concerts.  If you like Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Friday night is your night!   The group BAYOU BLUES will be presenting an entire concert of CCR.    The performance starts at 8pm on February 16th.


Saturday February 17th we have the music of Glen Campbell performed by Country Music Association artist RALPH CURTIS.    We are honoring the recent passing of Glen Campbell with this tribute concert.  


Work has continued through this week.  Our office are coming along well.  Shelbyville Paint, Flooring and More installed the carpet in the offices and projection booth.  Wow!   That area hasn’t been used since the 1960’s and it is amazing seeing it come back to life.


We will be working Saturday morning, so if you have the time, please come and help. The project list is simple.  PAINT, PAINT, PAINT!   If you are curious about the progress, please come take a look.   Hopefully you will make it back to DANIKA and the JEB Saturday night.   As always, we enjoy helping make our community a special place to live, and that is because of you…thank you!   See you at the Strand.

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