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Beatles Video Game

Los Angeles March 2009

Now you can find the music of the Beatles also in a video game:
in September you will play with your favourite songs of the Beatles, the "Fab Four". Paul McCartney and Ringo Star have granted rights to use their amazing songs in the video game that will be available on the major the consoles as Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii and it will be called 'The Beatles: Rock Band'.

Giles Martin, the son of the historic producer of the group George Martin, had this gorgeous ides for the game: you will play the "same" musical instruments used by The Beatles. "I think it is an excellent opportunity for people to understand how the world of music works and how a song is born"
stated Sir Paul McCartney.

The video game of the legendary band from Liverpool "The Beatles" with their famous "Hey Jude" will be released before the end of 2009, probably in September: it will feature the entire Beatles song catalog and will offer an "experiential journey" of the band. This is the first time that the Beatles music has been presented in an interactive, video game format. "

This game will take you on a travel from the Beatles first album "Please Please Me" until the last album at "Abbey Road""
said Apple Corps CEO Jeff Jones. "It will span samples of the whole catalog all the way through". "The project is a fun idea which broadens the appeal of "The Beatles" and their music," McCartney said.

The acquisition of the video game rights to the Beatles catalog is a major, scale-tipping coup for Harmonix and MTV Games as they fight for video game music dominance over the like-minded Guitar Hero.

Santa Monica Pier Centennial

Santa Monica Pier Los AngelesThe Santa Monica Pier was originally built in 1909 and it is the home to an amusement park, an aquarium and a lot of shops and dining options. Santa Monica has had several piers over the years, however the current Santa Monica Pier is actually two adjoining piers that long had separate owners.

The famous Carousel was built in 1922, with its amazing 44 hand-carved horses. The famous La Monica Ballroom opened in 1924 and closed unfortunatly in 1962 and became home to Spade Cooley in the early fifties and from 1958 until 1962 it served as a roller skating rink.

In the 1960s the City Council wanted the removal of the pier for the construction of an artificial island with a 1500-room hotel but citizens formed "Save the Santa Monica Bay" to preserve the pier was a success and the order to raze the pier was revoked by the city council in 1973.

This year, the santa Monica Pier, known all round the world, will celebrate its 100th anniversary, on September 9, with a lot of festivals planned for all the summer.

The 100th anniversary is a celebration of the Pier's historical, cultural and recreational contribution to Santa Monica over the past 100 years.

On April 18 there will be the "Sideshow at the Pier", a gorgeous and eclectic show with clowns, puppeteers, tap dancers,jugglers, fire-eaters, singers, clowns, mimes and a lot of comedy teams.

On June 20 you will find the "Schools out": the children and their families can enjoy the art-making activities, the interacting experiences, the storytellings, the dances and the amazing shows.

On July 23 there is the "La Monica Ballroom Redux", a dance in tribute to La Monica Ballroom. There will be a free dance instruction by the areas "hottest" teachers and strut your stuff to live Big Band performances.

For the Santa Monica Pier Centennal you can see the amazing fireworks, the morning festivities of pomp and pageantry along with musical fanfare and even a Centennial birthday cake.


Talking about Los Angeles we can't forget the gossip!!

Theese are hard times for all and the crisis has affected also the founder of Playboy, Hugh Hefner, who sells his 700 m² house of Los Angeles. The villa is closer to the Los Angeles Country Club and the famous Playboy Mansion, where Hefner lives with his bunny girls. The father of Playboy is 82 years-old and in 1998 had bought the villa with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms for 6.7 million dollars and we went to live there with his second wife Kimberly, a former Playmate who had given him two children.

Bruce Willis, the protagonist of 'Die Hard', which has 54 years, got married with the fanmous model Emma Heming. Also the former wife Demi Moore with her husband Ashton Kutcher and their three daughters attended the luxurious ceremony, celebrated in the Caribbean islands. The wedding was attended also by the singer Madonna and many other celebrities. Demi Moore, 46 years, was married to Bruce Willis from 1987 to 2000 and they have three children: Rumor,20 years-old, Scout and Tallulah Belle 17 and 15 years.

Tom Brady, the superbowl-winning quaterback and the model Giselle Bundchen got married this month in Gisele's home in Costa Rica; an informal ceremony with 25 family members and friends and also Brady's 18 month-old son. The couple first exchanged vows in a peaceful ceremony in February in California.

Disney crisis: it cuts theme park staff

Disneyland Anaheim Los AngelesThe company Walt Disney Co. has cut last March about 1.900 jobs at its USA theme parks, both Anaheim park (California) and Orlando one (Florida).

This 2% cutting of the total workforce is a part of a restructuring announced in February but contemplated for several years: the choice was accellerated by the economic downtown in this last years, the general crisis that is affecting all the world. The attendance at Disney's theme parks and resorts increased resonably in the last years but only thanks to the deep discounts of the company.

"The decision was not made lightly", said the Disney spokeswoman Tasia Filippatos "but it is necessary to mantain the leadership of the company in the family tourism".

The Labour departement of USA announced that the unemployment rate this year rose to 8.5% in March, the highest level in 25 years. This shake-out apply only managers and salaried employers, not the simple workers of the amusement parks.

Electric Daisy Carnival expands to two days

If you love electric music you have to attend this fabolous event of Los Angeles, the Electric Daisy Carnival, the most important electronic music festival in all the West Coast of USA.

Created by Pasquale Rotella of Insomniac Events in 1993, by now it has hosted famous artists as Moby, the Deep Dish, Sandra Collins and Mark Farina. The last year 65.000 people attended this amazing event and for this reason this year the Electric Daisy Canrival expands to 2 days, on June 26 and 27, expecting more than 100.000 people.

This gorgeous event is hosted by the famous LA Memorial Coliseum and Expositional Park, in Downtown, the centre of Los Angeles, with its 5 stages and 6 themes areas of music, art and festivals. The last year the festival was headlined by Moby and also this year a lot of important singers will be in this gorgeous festival as Paul Oakenfold, Fatboy Slim, David Guetta, Paul Van Dyk, Eddie halliwell, Boyz Noise, Benny Benassi and Roger Sanchez.

Tickets are available from Tuesday April 21st, online on and; you can choose among two-day packages as well as individual tickets.

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