Bang the Drum Weirdly: An Interview with Weird Al’s Drummer, Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz

On February 27, 2018, “Weird” Al Yankovic kicked off The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour.  On that tour, Jon Schwartz, known as “Bermuda” to fans, will be playing the drums, as he has for over 35 years.  I got to sit down and talk with Bermuda about his life, his career, and the new tour. For the uninitiated, I’m interviewing Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz, who is best known for being the drummer for musical legend “Weird Al”

Southwest Maker Fest Coming This Weekend

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The fifth annual Southwest Maker Fest (SWMF) will bring a variety of exhibitors, presentations, and workshops to downtown Mesa on February 17! The FREE festival engages visitors in exploring hands-on creation, from 3D printing to rocketry to weaving, from 10 am to 4 pm, on Pepper Street between Robson and Macdonald Streets in Mesa. The i.d.e.a. Museum will be open free to the public that day as part of the festival experience. Details can be

“With Seoul” by BTS Crashes the Servers!

It is well known that the Kpop group BTS (Bangtan Boys) has risen to International fame with outstanding album sales and multiple awards! Their recently released album "Love Yourself: Her" has already claimed a spot on the Billboard 200, as well as taking the No. 1 spot on the World Albums chart! Talk about impressive growth for our boys! We truly couldn't be prouder of all their hard work and continuous dedication to giving their

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses 2017 Worldwide Tour Dates Announced

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Jason Michael Paul Entertainment, Inc. announced the 2017 tour dates for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, across North America and around the world. Upcoming shows will feature some big surprises, including an all new movement from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, an updated overture, and the return of a classic that might just make some wishes come true! As always, new merchandise is also available in the Zelda Symphony shop. “We’re really

A Preview of DECADENCE 2016!

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Here at GNN, we cover a variety of events from video game and comic conventions, concerts and arts and music festivals. Normally with the year coming to an end, that usually sees a break in conventions; however that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. The end of the year means Decadence Arizona is coming back to the valley of the sun for the third year in a row. This will be the biggest electronic

The Legend of Zelda Symphony is coming to Phoenix!

The Triforce has been completed with the highly-anticipated, global concert tour of “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest.” The acclaimed concert will visit the Phoenix Symphony on November 21st and will regale fans with a truly unique experience from one of the most beloved game franchises ever. Audiences can expect to experience awesome new inclusions from “Tri Force Heroes” the most recently released The Legend of Zelda game. Never before performed scores

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC TO PERFORM AT BLIZZCON 2016

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Grammy Award–winning musical icon to take the stage at Blizzard’s epic gaming convention on November 5 Watch the concert LIVE online with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket—available to order now at www.blizzcon.com Hoist your accordions and ready your battle-axes, because everyone’s favorite pop parodist is bringing some mandatory fun to BlizzCon! Blizzard Entertainment today announced that the legendary “Weird Al” Yankovic will be taking the stage on Saturday, November 5, to close out Blizzard’s two-day gaming convention with

Final Fantasy Distant Worlds | Phoenix Symphony Hall

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  Tonight, Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY makes its premiere performance in Phoenix, Arizona at Symphony Hall.  With a thrilling program of classic FINAL FANTASY music, Distant Worlds delivers an unmistakable multimedia spectacular, combining the majesty and power of the members of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and the Solis Camerata (Choir of the Sun) with a breathtaking HD video presentation from game developer SQUARE ENIX.  This unique experience also features the talents of the original

Fandago Presents Star Wars With Latin Twist For Cinco de Mayo/May The Fourth!

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For "Star Wars" Cinco de Mayo, illustrator Jose Emroca Flores reimagined the characters from STAR WARS with a Latin flavor. Flores said of his piece, "I imagined the buildings in Puebla were secretly spaceships that would take off in a moments notice. Mexico would also have their version of Lukas Eskywalkers, Princesa Leia and Chuey."   Star Wars has gained an almost religious following, so Fandango asked five artists to reimagine their favorite characters in the vein of

Logic | The Incredible True Story

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For those unfamiliar, Logic is a Maryland based Hip Hop artist. He is currently on tour, The Incredible World Tour, for his sophomore album: The Incredible True Story. Many acquainted with Logic and his music knows that he is all about three things: peace, love and positivity. He preaches about doing what you love and fighting for it no matter what, but people also know one other thing. He is very nerdy. He loves anime,

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