Stadium of Fire Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


April 1, 2008

MILEY CYRUS TO HEADLINE 2008 STADIUM OF FIRE ON JULY 4th

            This year’s Stadium of Fire will be headlined by the 15 year-old superstar Miley Cyrus, star of Disney Channel’s TV show Hannah Montana.   Miley most recently performed at Reliant Stadium on March 9th to an audience of 72,000 and her next stop is Stadium of Fire.  This past weekend the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards honored Miley with the “Best Female Actress” and “Best Female Singer” awards.

            “We are thrilled that Miley would accept our invitation to headline this year’s show and to perform some of her own hits “ said Brad Pelo, Senior Executive Producer of Stadium of Fire.  “After exploring the possibility for two years now we feel fortunate that at a time when she is literally at the top of her game, she would agree to come and be a part of our Independence Day celebration.” 

            Also appearing at this year’s show will be the world-renowned Blue Man Group, best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to produce a totally unique form of entertainment.  Currently, Blue Man Group performs nightly at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, as well as around the world in New York, Boston, Chicago, Berlin, Oberhausen, Orlando, Tokyo, and Stuttgart.  In addition, after an explosion of sell-out concerts throughout 2006 and 2007 of their popular How To Be A Megastar Arena Rock Concert Tour, Blue Man Group has been captured by Rhino Records on a combo DVD/CD, entitled HOW TO BE A MEGASTAR LIVE! which will be available beginning April 1, 2008.8.8.

            Hosting the 2008 event will be talk radio and cable news personality Glenn Beck. As the host and star of a nationally syndicated radio talk show and his own tremendously successful cable news show, Beck is known for his quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality.   His radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, is heard on over 280 stations nationwide. Beck's self-titled topical talk show on Headline News debuted in May 2006, was the fastest-growing cable news show of the year, and continues to be one of the network's highest-rated programs.       

            Traditional elements of the show will continue and expand this year, including over one thousand Stadium of Fire dancers, a military flyover and of course the biggest and best stadium fireworks show in America.

            “We are honored again, for the sixth year in a row, to be invited by the Pentagon to broadcast our celebration to US military men and women around the world,” said Pelo. “There’s a special spirit to our Independence Day celebration as we are connected via satellite with those who labor every day to preserve the freedoms we enjoy.  It is an honor to share our celebration with them.” This year’s show will again be produced by the award-winning production team of Wayne Baruch and Chuck Gayton.  “We couldn’t be happier to have Chuck and Wayne back.  They’ve produced the show for the past three years and each year we are surprised by their creativity and the memorable moments they create for the show,” said Pelo.

            The annual Stadium of Fire event, now in its 28th year, will take place at LaVell Edwards Stadium on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah, July 4th 2008.  The show will begin at 8:00 PM.

            Tickets for Stadium of Fire will go on sale this Friday, April 4th at 5:00 PM and will be sold simultaneously online at www.byutickets.com and at the BYU Marriott Center ticket office in Provo.  Because it is anticipated that there will be a heavy demand for tickets, the Marriott Center ticket office will retain a block of seating in each price category for sale to onsite ticket purchasers and will remain open on Friday evening until the block has been sold or all onsite ticket purchasers have been served.  Box office and online purchasers will be limited to 25 tickets per transaction.

            Stadium of Fire is presented by America’s Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit, non-partisan organization supporting educational programs and events that promote freedom and democracy. This year’s Stadium of Fire sponsors include KUTV 2, Clear Channel Radio Group, Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, Daily Herald, Provo City and Zions Bank.

                        More information is available at www.stadiumoffire.com or by calling 801-818-1776.

TICKET BUYER NOTICE:  Miley Cyrus is currently not scheduled to appear in concert at any other venue prior to the Stadium of Fire.  Miley’s performance last month at the 72,000 seat Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas was sold out in a matter of minutes.  Organizers expect a quick sellout and want to remind prior ticket purchasers that this is not the year to procrastinate their ticket purchases.  Please see attached Box office ticketing procedures.

STADIUM OF FIRE BOX OFFICE SALES POLICY

  1. Wristbands will be available for pick up Tuesday April 1st 10:00 AM at the Marriott Center ticket office.  
  2. Receiving a wristband does NOT guarantee tickets, only a place in line if you are at the Marriott Center on April 4th at 4:30 PM (MST).
  3. There is a limit of one wristband per person. Patrons must be at least 16 years old to receive a wristband.
  4. Wristbands are NOT transferable.
  5. At 4:00 PM (MST) Friday, April 4th the ticket office will announce the beginning number and the line will form consecutively following that number.  For Example: With wristbands 1-1000 being issued and the random starting number is 550, the individual wearing wristband number 550 will be helped first, followed by 551 through 1000.  Wristband number 1 would then be served following number 1000 and continue with numbers 2-549.  This will be the order in which the customer may line up to purchase tickets.
  6. The line will begin at the North East corner of the Marriott Center and wrap south around the venue.  Customers must remain in line until it is their turn in line.  Customers found leaving the line will be sent to the end of the line.  Anyone arriving later than 4:30 PM (MST) will have to go to the end of the line.
  7. Ticket limit is 25 tickets for each customer with a wristband.
  8. The ticket office reserves the right to refuse ticket sales to anyone that does not abide by this policy.

 

The great beyond. What does it hide from us? Do unknown lifeforms linger in the dark? In other words, was David Bowie right? Is there life on Mars? The head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department contends that, yes, there is. Well, not that there's life on Mars. I'll explain in just a minute.

In an academic article for the Astrophysical Journal Letters, Dr. Avi Loeb, the head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department, claimed that an alien probe entered our solar system. He claimed that it is masked as the space rock Oumuamua (Ow-moo-ah-moo-ah), "the first interstellar object to enter our solar system." It turns out that "space rock" is way more than a musical genre.

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In his own words:

Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that 'Oumuamua is a lightsail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment.

His evidence? pointed to the space rock's abnormal acceleration, activity which he gathered via the Hubble Space Telescope.

He added that "the lightsail technology might be abundantly used for transportation of cargo between planets."

Sounds a bit like Star Wars, no? Or are you more of a Star Trek fan? Either way, it's an odd thing to hear from the head of Harvard University's Astronomy Department. Typically, we hear these sorts of things from the darker corners of the History Channel.

Well, I'll say that, at this point, I'm not really surprised. It's 2019. I'm not surprised by anything anymore.

"I don't care what people say," Loeb said. "It doesn't matter to me. I say what I think, and if the broad public takes an interest in what I say, that's a welcome result as far as I'm concerned, but an indirect result. Science isn't like politics: It is not based on popularity polls."

Honestly, I believe the guy. Well, I'll say that, at this point, I'm not really surprised. It's 2019. I'm not surprised by anything anymore. Heck, I welcome alien lifeforms. Maybe they can give us some advice on how to get our world together.

The third annual Women's March is approaching, and the movement has shown signs of strife. It's imploding, really. An article in Tablet Magazine revealed deep-seated antisemitism among the co-chairs of the movement, which is funny for a movement that brands itself as a haven of "intersectionality." The examples pile up, and just yesterday there was another. I'll tell you about it in a minute.

The Women's March has been imploding, and it started at the very top. Four women have come to represent the diverse face of the movement, the co-chairs: Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour, and Bob Bland.

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Increasingly, we've learned that anti-Semitism is common among these women.

Teresa Shook, who founded the Women's March has repeatedly asked them to step down: The co-chairs "have steered the Movement away from its true course. I have waited, hoping they would right the ship," Shook wrote. "But they have not. In opposition to our Unity Principles, they have allowed anti-Semitism, anti-LBGTQIA sentiment and hateful, racist rhetoric to become a part of the platform by their refusal to separate themselves from groups that espouse these racist, hateful beliefs."

Tamika Mallory gave us the latest example, by continuing to stand by Louis Farrakhan. Check out Tamika's arrogant, nonsensical response. But the real problem came at the end of Mallory's rambling non-answer.



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Later this week I'll go over the entire controversy on Glenn TV. It's harrowing, really. For now, I'll leave you with this. Critics of 4th wave feminism have argued that the radical identity politics of the left will lead to the exact kind of mistreatment that feminists claim to be against. That argument has been written off as using the slippery slope fallacy. But, as we see with the Women's March, it is in fact a brutal reality.

Remember how serious Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi were last week, when they gave their "rebuttal" to President Trump's address? They made it seem like this government shutdown is apocalyptic. A lot of Democrats have done the same. On social media and CNN at least. Thirty Democrats, however, took a different route. Puerto Rico. For cocktails at the beach.

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A group of 30 Democrats have turned the government shutdown into a live-action interpretation of a Jimmy Buffet song:

Nibblin' on sponge cake, Watchin' the sun bake.

No, seriously. In the words of Press Secretary Sarah Sanders:

Democrats in Congress are so alarmed about federal workers not getting paid they're partying on the beach instead of negotiating a compromise to reopen the government and secure the border.

A photo of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez at a resort beach has gone viral.

They arrived via chartered jet. They're staying at a seaside resort, and attended the ridiculously-priced and overhyped play "Hamilton," where tickets for opening night "ranged from $10 to $5,000," according to the Associated Press. They even attended several afterparties.

Of course, the official occasion seems legit. They're in San Juan for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC. According to a memo for the gathering:

This year's winter retreat promises to be our most widely attended yet with over 220 guests, including 39 Members of Congress and CHC BOLD PAC supporters expected to attend and participate!

Also in attendance, about 109 lobbyists, from a number of places, including "R.J. Reynolds, Facebook, Comcast, Amazon, PhRMA, Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, and unions like the National Education Association."

Donald Jr. said it well:

And of course no one says anything. I'm not even in government and I'd get killed in the press if I was on vacation right now. Why won't they cover their democrat buddies lobbyist sponsored vacation in the islands???

Maduro takes office and Venezuelans vote with their feet

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Venezuela continues to collapse. A country that used to have the world's largest oil reserves is now in rags. Its money is worthless, with inflation near one million percent. People must work an average of five days at minimum wage just to afford a dozen eggs. But there is one person still pumped about Venezuela's future – its noble president, Nicolas Maduro! I'll tell you why he's still enthusiastic in just a minute…

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro had a stellar 2018. Here are some highlights:

  • Running water and electricity only work occasionally and prices for basic goods doubled.
  • Doctors, engineers, oil workers, and electricians fled the country en masse. Over 48,000 teachers also left the country.
  • Over half a million Venezuelans fled to Peru alone.

Maduro created a new digital currency called the "petro." One petro is supposed to equal the price of a barrel of oil, about $60. U.S. Treasury Department officials call the petro a scam. Who could've seen that coming?

Maduro also announced a 3,000 percent minimum-wage hike. Even Ocasio-Cortez might roll her eyes at that one. Or find it inspiring.

And just yesterday, a Human Rights Watch report detailed how Venezuelan intelligence and security forces are arresting and torturing military personnel and their family members who are accused of plotting against Maduro. The torture includes: "brutal beatings, asphyxiation, cutting soles of their feet with a razor blade, electric shocks, food deprivation, [and] forbidding them to go to the bathroom."

It's so bad in Venezuela that even The Washington Post admits Venezuela's problems are mostly due to "failed socialist policies." But President Nicolas Maduro gave a televised New Year's address calling 2019, "the year of new beginnings." He's pumped, you see, because today he will be sworn in for his second six-year term as president. He was "re-elected" last May in an election that the international community declared illegitimate.

Thirteen nations released a statement last week urging Maduro not to take office and saying they would not recognize his presidency.

Maduro doesn't have many friends left at home or abroad. Thirteen nations released a statement last week urging Maduro not to take office and saying they would not recognize his presidency. This week, the U.S. added more Venezuelan officials to its sanctions list.

In a press conference yesterday, Maduro said:

There's a coup against me, led by Washington. I tell our civilians and our military to be ready. Our people will respond.

I think the people of Venezuela who have the means are already responding – by leaving.