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|THE GULF IS BACK ~~ Media is posted!|
|Topic Started: Aug 13 2010, 11:50 AM (996 Views)|
|mouser||Aug 13 2010, 11:50 AM Post #1|
FREE concert MS Coast Coliseum AUG17@8p Get your tickets Mon@10a at the Coliseum TAYLOR HICKS BO BICE TERRI CLARK LONESTAR&MONTGOMERY GENTRY
about 2 hours ago via web
August 17, 2010 8:00 PM
Mississippi Coast Coliseum
2350 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39531-4914
SEATING CAPACITY: 9150
The Mississippi Coast Coliseum is the largest beachfront facility of its kind in the South and continues to be the crowd favorite for sports and live entertainment, drawing year-round attendees locally as well as from New Orleans, LA; Mobile, AL; and Jackson, MS.
Since its opening in 1977, it has played host to Broadway theatre, comedians, superstar entertainers, professional sports, rodeos, festivals, circuses, and ice shows.
It is also home to the SPHL 2010 regular season champions, the Mississippi Surge Hockey Team.
The flexibility of the Arena can accommodate an intimate crowd of just 3,000-4,000 in theatre configuration or up to 15,000 with full arena festival seating.
All seats are fully upholstered and part of a recent renovation that includes new lighting, signage, ceilings, updated dressing rooms, and the addition of a parking garage.
The MS Coast Coliseum is located right on the beach, just 10 miles from the Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport. There are several quality hotels and numerous restaurants within a short drive.
|mouser||Aug 14 2010, 08:25 AM Post #2|
The highlighted day is the one on which Taylor is scheudled to appear.....................
BE PART OF A LIVE ONE-HOUR TV SPECIAL!
Ever wanted to be an extra in a movie or commercial? Well now, you can! Come participate as extras during the taping process of a one-hour television special featuring the state of Mississippi airing August 27, 2010 on the CW Network! The television special highlights the resiliency and spirit of Gulf Coast residents and includes celebrity testimonials, music acts, and interviews with coastal residents. Production crews will film various music acts for inclusion in the television special!
On Monday, August 16, the following artists tape segments for the show: Kyle and Chris Massey; Ace Young; and Ricky Skaggs. Tickets are not required for the Monday taping. The public is encouraged to participate as extras during this taping, which will take place from 3pm-9pm!
On Tuesday, August 17, Montgomery Gentry; Terri Clark; Bo Bice; Lone Star; and David Hasselhoff tape their segments! Tickets ARE REQUIRED for the TUESDAY taping. The public is encouraged to participate as extras during this taping, which will begin @ 8pm!
Tickets available MONDAY @ 10am @ COLISEUM BOX OFFICE ONLY for the Tuesday taping! Four (4) ticket limit per person - While supplies last!
The television special is one in a series of initiatives being coordinated through the Governor's Office to promote the Gulf Coast as a tourism and convention destination.
|mouser||Aug 17 2010, 08:55 AM Post #3|
Hollywood crew films TV special highlighting Mississippi
Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 9:26 AM
Michael Dumas, Press-Register
A crew films members of Ricky Skaggs' band during rehearsal for the taping of a television special highlighting Mississippi at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi on Aug. 16.
BILOXI -- It had all the makings of a landmark concert.
On Monday afternoon, the Mississippi Coast Coliseum was bustling with activity. An enormous crew swept chairs and cables out of the way, while cameras of every sophistication focused in on a massive stage exploding with light, while world-class musicians performed in the spotlight.
"You just had Hollywood invade you."
So said David McKenzie, an executive producer and "television packager," who was chosen -- in part by the efforts of Gov. Haley Barbour -- to produce a one-hour television special highlighting the best of Mississippi for the CW television network.
The special, which is yet to be named, will first air on the CW at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 and be repeated on the Hallmark Channel Sept. 1. It will then be broadcast on Country Music Television before being syndicated for use throughout the year -- all to bring visitors and their economic impact to the state.
"This is a big project," said McKenzie, who also produced this year's Daytime Emmy Awards. "Out of the four states that were affected by this, this is the only state that's going to have a one-hour prime time television special on the CW Network."
The special will be hosted by perennial television personality David Hasselhoff and feature a variety of entertainers both performing and getting out into local communities to highlight the best of Mississippi living.
Performing onstage will be several country and crossover stars, including Ricky Skaggs, Montgomery Gentry, Terri Clark, Taylor Hicks, Lone Star and Ace Young.
Actors and other celebrities are also involved, including Dean Cain, Shannon Elizabeth and the Massey Brothers, Chris and Kyle. Interviews will also be featured with stars such as Morgan Freeman, B.B. King and Jimmy Buffett.
In addition to the taping of the musical performances Monday and today, other crews have been filming eight spots with celebrities everywhere from local seafood restaurants to commercial fishing boats and other small businesses.
"These are really important stories," McKenzie said. "We talk to these people, and they tell us what they have to offer, and they show (the celebrities) how fun it is to be down here and how they're just waiting for the business to come on down."
But the production didn't just highlight business, it brought its own, as Gov. Barbour insisted McKenzie hire as many locals as possible to assist in the various shoots. McKenzie said he took that direction seriously.
"We've been able, in the last week, to throw several hundred jobs your way, at least," he said.
And there's still work to do. Beginning at 8 p.m., producers will be shooting the main portion of the musical component and are inviting anyone who wants to show up to the coliseum to stand in as extras during the shoot, filling in seats and cheering like a real crowd would. McKenzie said he expects as many as 2,000.
Long Beach resident Robin Perrett didn't have to be asked twice. In fact, she was one of a handful of people who came to sit in a day early, just in case.
"We just wanted to come and be a part of the audience here," said Perrett, who pulled her daughter out of high school to attend the taping. "It's awesome. I love Ricky Scaggs!"
Even with all the commotion, production and logistical challenges swirling about, McKenzie keeps his eye on the proverbial ball while watching it all from the shadows.
"The big thing is, I don't want to talk about the oil spill anymore," he said. "I want to talk about how good it is to come down here. The oil spill is over; just come over here and give us your money."
|mouser||Aug 17 2010, 09:05 AM Post #4|
Network TV special highlights Mississippi Gulf Coast
Aug 17, 2010 9:30 AM EDT
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The stage is set for stars like David Hasselhoff and American Idol's Taylor Hicks to perform Tuesday night at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi. It's all part of a one-hour television special airing on the CW network August 27th. The hope is to send the message that the coast is open for business in the months following the oil spill.
Monday afternoon, it was lights, camera and star power as pop artists like Drake Bell took the stage. Joining Bell were Disney channel stars Chris and Kyle Massey, country artist Ricky Skaggs and American Idol's Ace Young.
"I heard about it on the radio, and I just rushed here to see what it was all about," says Monet Jackson of Biloxi.
Before the show, a couple of pint-size dancing divas were outside practicing their best dance moves. Cousins Faith Adams and Olivia Lopez of St. Martin got up close and personal with some of the stars in Ocean Springs. Olivia's mom, Bridget, said it was a treat for everyone.
"Sunday, they got a chance to eat with Drake Bell and the Massy brothers, talk to them and spend a little bit of time with them. They also got to be part of the taping that's going to be aired," Lopez said.
Lopez's daughter, Olivia, and niece, Faith, got some keep sakes from their meeting with the stars. They took pictures and got autographs.
"It was really cool. I was surprised that it was them. I was really excited," Faith said.
During the special, people will experience the Mississippi Gulf Coast as the stars take excursions to the beach, Ship Island and catfishing. But, most importantly, through their experiences, they'll tell the stories of people on the coast.
"We're telling great stories. Not only are the stars singing and doing musical numbers, but they're telling great stories about tourism," said Executive Producer David McKenzie.
"What people need to understand is despite going through a natural disaster and man-made disaster, we're not giving up," Norman said.
Tuesday's concert is free. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. People are encouraged to get free tickets starting Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. through showtime at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.
The concert was an initiative from Governor Haley Barbour's office. The special will air on the CW network August 27th.
|Oldiebutgoodie||Aug 17 2010, 09:40 AM Post #5|
Was gonna post a couple more links but I see you've got them--
Looking forward to this-thanks!
|mouser||Aug 17 2010, 10:54 AM Post #6|
I wonder how much of what is taped will actually make the TV airing ..........
I wonder if Taylor will be playing with a generic band
I wonder if there will be talking with the people who are participating or just music
I wonder if they will show Taylor's ad and the ad of others who might be present
I wonder if this will air on the 27 as indicated by all the publicity as recent as this morning or if it is on the 25th as mentioned by Taylor at Knucleheads. Taylor is not known for getting some of his information ( dates ) correct so I am betting on the 27th................LOL
|mouser||Aug 17 2010, 01:06 PM Post #7|
CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS FOR CHANNEL IN YOUR AREA: http://www.cwtv.com/thecw/stations/
The CW to Air ‘The Gulf is Back‘ Tribute Concert on Friday August 27 at 8pm
Posted on 17 August 2010 by Robert Seidman
THE CW TO AIR “THE GULF IS BACK,”
AN INSPIRING TRIBUTE CONCERT HONORING THE COURAGE OF GULF COAST RESIDENTS,
ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 8:00-9:00 PM ET
David Hasselhoff Hosts the One-Hour Special
Filled with Musical Performances and Real-Life Stories of Resiliency
In the Face of an Environmental Disaster
Dean Cain, Shannon Elizabeth and B.B. King will appear, along with musical acts including Lonestar, Ricky Skaggs, Taylor Hicks, Bo Bice and Brian McKnight
August 17, 2010 (Burbank, CA) – The CW Network will air THE GULF IS BACK, an emotionally charged one-hour special paying tribute to the people of Mississippi and the entire Gulf region, on Friday, August 27 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET).
Actor and singer David Hasselhoff will host the special, which focuses on the resiliency of the residents of the Gulf Coast region and how they are bouncing back from the worst oil spill in the nation’s history while working tirelessly to restore their communities and lives.
Musical performances filmed during two days of free concerts at the Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi will include such artists as Lonestar, Ricky Skaggs, Bo Bice, Taylor Hicks, Ace Young, Kyle and Chris Massey, Terri Clark, Drake Bell and Brian McKnight. The show will also feature special appearances by stars including Dean Cain, Shannon Elizabeth and B.B. King, along with moving real-life stories of the heroic actions taken by everyday people to overcome problems caused by the devastating oil spill. Additional stars will be joining the show and filming segments during the next week.
The special is produced by Associated Television International and will air in HD
|Oldiebutgoodie||Aug 17 2010, 08:37 PM Post #8|
||Saw a couple of tweets-said Taylor went acoustic with the black guitar and did SMB and WRIR (this is from an SPer on site)-no cameras were allowed since it was a TV show being filmed-|
|mouser||Aug 18 2010, 06:22 AM Post #9|
A gal , who was at the concert says: Well, that was SO fun! I had a blast at the taping. Taylor was just AMAZING too. He did SMB with his black guitar and the taped music,just like after the Grease performances, and WRIR too. His voice just stuns me when I hear him live.
As OBG says: NO PHOTOS OR VIDEOS WERE ALLOWED, of the performanc . WE WILL ABIDE BY THE POLICY OF THE PRODUCERS OF THIS TV SHOW . Thanks for understanding.
There was a professional photographer, JAMES EDWARD BATES, there that released some photos: You will find those on the Media Board: THANKS
|mouser||Aug 18 2010, 07:15 AM Post #10|
Michael Douglas , Taylor's attorney tweeted this picture of himself, The Hoff , and Taylor
|Gr8fulheart||Aug 18 2010, 07:21 AM Post #11|
Edited by Gr8fulheart, Aug 18 2010, 07:22 AM.
|mouser||Aug 18 2010, 08:21 AM Post #12|
CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS FOR CHANNEL IN YOUR AREA: http://www.cwtv.com/thecw/stations/
IT'S CHANNEL 384 FOR DIRECT TV; Channel 44 cable
Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010
‘Gulf Is Back’ tribute plays to full house
By LEIGH COLEMAN - Special to the Sun Herald
BILOXI — Emmy-winning producer David McKenzie said it’s time to tell the country the Coast is just as glamorous and exciting as Hollywood.
“The Coast and the rest of Mississippi have kindness, hospitality and incredible scenes here that you do not find very much,” McKenzie said. “You have so much to offer people. It is time to market this place and get into the real game.”
McKenzie, president of the Associated Television International, along with director Jeff Margolis and other top names in the movie industry, have been filming a special designed to counteract the effects of the oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico, and on Coast tourism.
Gallery:‘Gulf Is Back’ tribute plays to full house
“The Gulf Is Back” will air on the CW Network at 8 p.m EST . Aug. 27.http://www.sunherald.com/2010/08/18/2412492/gulf-is-back-tribute-plays-to.html#http://media.sunherald.com/smedia/2010/08/18/00/20100818-005400-pic-517900238.standalone.prod_affiliate.77.jpg Taylor pictures
Music fans packed the Coast Coliseum on Tuesday night to watch headliners perform.
David Hasselhoff, known as “The Hoff,” kicked off the taping before a packed house.
His first song, “Feeling Good,” thrilled the crowd.
“The sultry stage lighting featured a starlit backdrop and The Hoff’s big voice resembled one of those big shows in the movies,” Kim Sullivan said at the taping.
Hasselhoff told the Sun Herald when the opportunity came up to help the Coast, he jumped at it.
“We just finished the roast and it was such a hit,” he said. “It was perfect timing that the light could shine here on the Coast. This is a great place and people need to know it.”
Other musical performances filmed during the Coliseum concert featured Lonestar, Terri Clark, Bo Bice and Taylor Hicks.
The show will also highlight fishing trips, boat rides and other hot spots along the Coast with stars Ricky Skaggs, Ace Young, Kyle and Chris Massey, Drake Bell, Brian McKnight, Dean Cain, Shannon Elizabeth and B.B. King.The television special is one in a series of initiatives being coordinated through the governor’s office to promote the Gulf Coast as a tourism and convention destination.
“I owe it to Gov. Haley Barbour for standing behind the people of Mississippi,” McKenzie said. “I do not think our California governor would be doing all of this for us. This show will air during a prime-time network and not just cable. That is a big deal.”
|mouser||Aug 18 2010, 07:20 PM Post #13|
Tweets from Taylor:
|Deleted User||Aug 22 2010, 11:28 AM Post #14|
|We get this station here, so I will be capturing it as long as my TV holds out....lol. We have had lots of storms here, so hopefully I will get it Weds night.|
|mouser||Aug 24 2010, 03:49 PM Post #15|
From rc4401 on YouTube: promo
|mouser||Aug 26 2010, 02:55 PM Post #16|
A little humor at The Hoff's expense.
TV critic's picks: Friday
Concert for the Gulf; Emmy Awards
By NEAL JUSTIN, Star Tribune
Last update: August 26, 2010 - 3:16 PM
Residents who have bounced back from this year's oil spill are celebrated during the countrified concert "The Gulf Is Back" (7 p.m. CST Friday, WUCW, Ch. 23), with performances by Lonestar, Ricky Skaggs, Taylor Hicks and Terri Clark. In honor of the occasion, host David Hasselhoff promises not to sing.
|KarinP||Aug 26 2010, 11:59 PM Post #17|
||I checked my listings and I don't think we can see it in my area. Hoping that Gypsee is able to capture it. Sounds like a great show.|
|Gr8fulheart||Aug 27 2010, 07:34 PM Post #18|
BEAUTIFUL ~ SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!
There was several smiling young ladies who I think liked him 'just a little' too!
Deservingly ~ points were scored.
Edited by Gr8fulheart, Aug 27 2010, 07:37 PM.
|Oldiebutgoodie||Aug 27 2010, 10:29 PM Post #19|
Jazzy, Tink and I were busy doing "shoebox" inventory and watching this on my 42 incher-believe me when Taylor came on it became really HARD to count bars of soap!!!!!!!!!
This was a dynamite performance and as usual Taylor rocked the house-and I LOVE the fact that he was introduced as "Alabama's spokesperson for the Gulf"-so true so true!!
Selfishly I would have loved to have seen WRIR-but hey-how can you top "Come On Mississippi" while on stage in Biloxi???
Way to go Taylor!
Edited by Oldiebutgoodie, Aug 27 2010, 10:30 PM.
|mouser||Aug 28 2010, 06:28 AM Post #20|
THE GULF IS BACK
MORE MEDIA FROM TAPING AND SHOW TONIGHT--DOWNLOAD, SCREENCAPS AND EMBED ON THE MEDIA BOARD AT:
This two day free concert was edited to fit the one hour time constraint. Taylor sang "What's Right is Right " as well as "Seven Mile Breakdown" , but only one made the cut. All the performers did more than one song, but were limited for the televised version.
1. Morgan Freeman introduced the show talking about Mississippi notables and notable events. He talks about the resiliency of the people of Mississippi from Katrina and the Oil Spill.
2. The opening band ( LoneStar) sounds very much like the Daughtry Band ( rock ) " Welcome to the Party" .....
3. Two big jumbotrons on each side of the stage reflects the act as it is performing.
4. David standing on the beach at Bilioxi , MS , discribes how the sands are white and ready for visitors.
5. Shannon Elizebeth appears ....... there is talk with boat captains.who are striving to survive their business. Capt. Pete talks to Shannon who grew up in that area.
6. Taylor sings Seven Mile Breakdown . He is introduced as the spokesman for Alabama . The audience seems receptive.
VIDEO OF TAYLOR'S PERFORMANCE
credit to andrea
7. Charming town, delightful passtimes.........an ad for the Gulf Coast
8. Jeff Foxworthy .......... says a few words
9. Drake Bell - A very young kid who is big with preteens
10. Walter Blessey a resident talks about life before Katrina and life after Katrina. Talks about their Bed and Breakfast
11. The Massey Brothers " Always be Free" rap
12. Dean Cain : Talks about golfing and talks with the major of gulfport. They travel down the greens and talk about how wonderful the golf course is and the beaches that can be seen from the course. Nearby is fishermen's paradise . Wonderful boating.
BEAU RIVAGE IS ONE OF THE ADVERTISERS
13. Laura McKenzie : A travel expert tells us about vacationing in the Gulf Area. Over 50 miles of beach with hotels , attractions , golf . Talks with Gov. Barber .
Gulf is known for the blues , but also for their white beaches . The Coast is Back.
14. Ace Young - "Where Have All My Heroes Gone" . His hair has grown out since playing in Grease. Just Ace and a guitarist.
15. A story about hope, determination and giving : Marvin Miller , a wood sculpture who took the old trees that were destroyed by Katrina and made wood sculptures out of them . This is a story worth watching.......... really cool. Moral of story is that things can grow again.
16. Terri Clark: Country singer .
17. BBKIng Mississippi Moment: Plays for the kids in the park each year. He loves the people . Been doin' it for 40 years.
18. Brian McKnight : Came down to the coast with BBKing . He says it is almost back to where it was .
19. Bo Bice - " I hate This Town " Just Bo with his guitar and another guitar accompanying him. Introduced as a true American Idol.
20. The Massey Brothers and Drake Bell go fishing ............ a cut segment appealing to the young crowd.
21. Ricky Skaggs sounding like An old fashioned Country Fiddlin' Band. ( all strings ).
22. Jimmy Buffet Mississippi Moment: Talking about growing up in the Gulf . That his music reflects his upbringing.
23. MOST OF THE COMMERICALS SAVE A FEW HAVE BEEN ADVERTISING THE GULF AND MISSISSIPPI.
24. The Hoff sings: "It's a New Dawn, It's a New Day, It's a New Life " ( he is a showman ) He's a phenomena in Europe....
25. Morgan Freeman end the show : Proud to call Mississippi his home.
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