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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:23 pm 
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Just got a press release on an all-star tribute...<br><br>NEW YORK CITY'S TOP MUSIC VENUES TO HOST AMERICA'S BIGGEST EARTH DAY CELEBRATION IN 2006<br><br><br>6th Annual Jammys To Kick Off Inaugural Green Apple Music & Arts Festival<br><br><br>Frank Zappa To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award<br><br><br>Four-Day Event To Be Held April 20th-23rd Throughout New York City<br><br><br>February 6, 2006— Over 25 of New York's premiere music venues are coming together to host the inaugural Green Apple Music & Arts Festival, the biggest Earth Day celebration in the United States, to he held throughout New York City April 20th to April 23rd. Produced by Peter Shapiro and Relix Magazine, The Green Apple Music & Arts Festival will happen in conjunction with Earth Day New York, a nonprofit organization.<br><br><br>The Sixth Annual Jammys award show and all-star concert will kick off the four-day music and film festival on Thursday, April 20th at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Over the following three days, New York's top music rooms, including Carnegie Hall, Irving Plaza, The Blue Note, B.B. King's, Nokia Theater, The Bitter End, The Bowery Ballroom and The Knitting Factory, will host renowned artists spanning the musical spectrum from rock and blues to folk and world music.<br><br><br>Critically acclaimed for creating once-in-a-lifetime collaborations between the likes of Sinead O'Connor and Burning Spear, John Mayer and Buddy Guy and Travis Tritt with the Disco Biscuits, this year's installment of the lauded Jammys will feature an all-star tribute to music pioneer Frank Zappa, who will be posthumously presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The participants of the Zappa tribute, as well as the full artist line-up, will be revealed in the weeks to come.<br><br><br>Dedicated to educating and engaging the public, this year's EarthFair will be held outside of Grand Central Terminal on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, and will feature family entertainment and free musical performances. Earth Day New York has promoted environmental awareness and solutions since 1989.<br><br><br>The Green Apple Film Festival will be held Sunday, April 23rd at the American Museum of Natural History and will be presented in partnership with RES Media Group. An additional series of children's events will also be held at various venues.<br><br><br>"The Green Apple Music & Arts Festival was created to raise the visibility and awareness of Earth Day," said Peter Shapiro, co-producer and former owner of the Wetlands Preserve, the celebrated, environmentally-themed downtown music venue. "What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to bring it to every major music venue in New York City?"<br><br><br>At each show under the Green Apple Music & Arts Festival umbrella, concert attendees will receive information on a variety of environmental issues and causes. It's a concept that Shapiro and Relix hope to bring to multiple cities in years to come.<br><br><br>"We want to spread awareness to people who aren't already environmental experts," says Relix president and publisher Steven Bernstein. "We want to make them aware of what they can do in their daily routine that will make a difference to the environment."<br><br><br>ABOUT THE JAMMYS:<br>Honoring artists who thrive in the live music environment, and handing out a variety of awards in such categories as live performance and archival release of the year, The Jammys has drawn international acclaim for pairing the stars of the improvisational music scene with leading artists from across the musical spectrum. <br><br><br>The Jammys have hosted magical collaborations and even historic reunions. Among those who've graced the Jammys stage in past years are John Mayer, The Black Crowes, Sinead O'Connor, Perry Farrell, Bob Weir, the Tom Tom Club, Phil Lesh, the B-52's, Steve Winwood, Buddy Guy, Ryan Adams, Huey Lewis, North Mississippi Allstars, Toots Hibbert, Solomon Burke, Dickey Betts, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Disco Biscuits, the Del McCoury Band, Travis Tritt, Trey Anastasio, Mavis Staples, moe., and Dr. John.<br><br><br>ABOUT PETER SHAPIRO:<br>Peter Shapiro, co-creator of The Jammys and co-chief of Ideal Entertainment, is the former owner and operator of the influential and respected downtown rock club the Wetlands Preserve. Shapiro is a celebrated filmmaker whose credits include the critically acclaimed IMAX concert film All Access and Chick Corea's Rendezvous in New York DVD box set. He is currently developing a series of 3D IMAX films on leading subjects in the music and sporting worlds.<br><br><br>ABOUT RELIX:<br>Founded in 1974, Relix magazine has for over three decades been one of the most trusted and respected music magazines in the United States. Relix is known as the bible of improvisational rock music— while also covering everything from folk and blues to reggae, world beat and electronic music. With a readership of 300,000, Relix is a trusted voice for the passionate live music fan. <br><br><br>www.shorefire.com<br><br>www.greenapplemusicfestival.com<br><br>www.jammys.com<br><br>www.relix.com<br>


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:12 am 
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Yes, nice. Though FZ didn't care for prices or awarsd, did he?<br><br>"Awards are like hemmorhoids - sooner or later every asshole gets one." (Groucho Marx) ;D

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:38 pm 
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[quote author=aquabot link=board=zappaning;num=1139261035;start=0#2 date=02/07/06 at 01:42:00]12 years too late, but nice anyway.[/quote]<br><br>agreed-about time the man got some reconishion for the genius that he was<br>

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:42 pm 
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yeah, i got that email a few days ago...it was a pleasant surprise, but yeah, me thinks Frank would've been pretty indifferent towards it.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:57 pm 
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Alright. Zappa hated awards. So what. The guy is dead. He thought his music would never last THIS far into the future. I tend to think that his plunge into politics and "serious" orchestral music solidified his stature as a major underground figure much like Bill Burroughs & Robert Crumb.<br><br>What I wonder is who is this "All-Star Band"? Could this be the "Zappa on Zappa" band? I mean is this a ZFT sanctioned thang? Or is this some local dudes? Maybe some people from Phish and Primus? Which Zappa alumn will be there? Vai, McKneally, Bozzio, Dweezil, Rock School, Ahmet, Belew, Flo and Eddie, Project/Object, Muffin Men, Nappy Murph Brock...?<br><br>Is this is a World-Wide event in NYC?<br>Is this small potatoes or something major?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:31 pm 
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[quote author=cranick link=board=zappaning;num=1139261035;start=0#7 date=02/08/06 at 01:57:26]<br><br>Is this small potatoes or something major? [/quote]<br><br>in the world of veggie burritos and patchouli, it's a pretty big deal, but as far as I know it's never been broadcast and is usually held at the Roseland Ballroom (never been there, so don't actually know of the venue's capacity.<br>

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:53 pm 
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The night Commemorating Zappa could be neat, I might even brave the Southern Border to see it!!!  Hopefully I'm not on any terrorist watch lists yet!

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It's not about an award, it's about a night of zappa music!  I need it!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:35 pm 
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[quote author=FOWL link=board=zappaning;num=1139261035;start=0#12 date=02/09/06 at 21:04:27]It's not about an award, it's about a night of zappa music!  I need it![/quote]<br><br>This is how I feel. Awards are fine. They make dumb people feel like they have an "in" on something important. That's cool. If it garners new fans, well, that's great.<br><br>If it's a bunch of doe-eyed bumble-butts playing FZ tunes, then I might check it out. I live in NYC after all. But if it's an "Honest-to-goodness" all-star show... then I would be an numb-nut not to attend.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:12 pm 
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Update...<br><br>Just got a press release today stating that the Dweezil, Nappy Brock and "other special guests" will perform in FZ's honor. I work around the corner from MSG, so if I can score a press pass I might check it out. But in any event, this bodes well for Zappa on Zappa. Fingers crossed for a full on tour of Zappa Alumni!


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