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Theaters host Halloween double features
A pair of local theaters are getting in the holiday spirit in the coming week with double features of classic horror films:
Cinemark at Myrtle Beach, 2100 Coastal Grande Circle, will host a local showing of NCM Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal's "Halloween Double Feature" Wednesday, Oct. 24 in celebration of Universal’s 100th Anniversary.
The event will feature Hollywood icon Boris Karloff on the big screen as the original “Frankenstein” (1931) followed by Karloff and Elsa Lanchester in “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935). The show begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $12.50 for adults, $11.50 for seniors and students and $10.50 for kids. More details here.
Main Street Theater, 337 Main St., Conway will host "Double Creature Feature" with a special showing of the classic horror films "Frankenstein" and "Dracula" on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.
These definitive horror classics from Universal Pictures were both released in 1931 and helped establish the genre of horror films for generations, as well as showcasing Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in the roles that cemented their place in Hollywood horror history.
Tickets are $5 for both films and are available at the door.
Click here for more details on the Movies on Main classic films series, which also features a showing of "The Exorcist" on Halloween night.
Benefit scheduled for Bounty Hunters drummer
When longtime local drummer Ron Emory Smith suffered a stroke in September, the future of his playing days came into question. Now friends and supporters at The Bowery, where Smith has performed with the Bounty Hunters house band for many years, are rallying to raise money for medical care and rehabilitation costs in hopes of seeing him back keeping the beat in the near future.
The downtown honky-tonk will host "Keeping The Beat: Ronnie Smith Benefit Concert & Barbecue" on Sunday, Nov. 4 beginning at noon.
Though the lineup is still being finalized, the afternoon will be full of live music featuring a variety of local players who have played with Smith over the years or been part of The Bowery family. There will also be raffles, an auction, plenty of food and friends working to support a local musician in need.
Local radio personality passes
It's been nearly a week, but the local radio community is still mourning the death of Bill Norman, owner of Norman Communications.
Norman, who owned local AM station WNMB 900 and was also part owner of FM station The Surf, WVCO 94.9, was also a longtime radio host and a pivotal part of the North Myrtle Beach community.
Norman, who was 63, suffered a serious stroke in September and never recovered.
House of Blues announces 2Chainz show
One of the hottest names in Hip-Hop right now, 2Chainz, will appear at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach on on Nov. 30 with Cap 1.
2 Chainz whose debut album "Based on a T.R.U. Story" was released in August has made waves nationally this year on tracks with Drake, Kanye West, Lil' Wayne and others. This will be the first headlining appearance at the House of Blues for the College Park, Ga. native.
Tickets for the show go on sale today at Noon for $25 in advance or $27 day of show.
2 Live Crew set for return to The Boathouse
The original "Bad Boys of Rap" The 2 Live Crew will return to The Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill for a performance Wednesday, Nov. 14 with the show beginning at 10 p.m.
Original "Crew" members Brother Marquis and Fresh Kid Ice will perform classics like “Me So Horny,”“Hoochie Mama”,“As Nasty As They WannaBe” as well as smokin’ tracks, “Boom,” “Cougar,” from their current album, "Just Wanna Be Heard."
“We are ready for our fans this fall,” says Fresh Kid Ice. “We hope they’re ready for us! We’ll be playing the old hits and the new songs, and since it’s a 2 Live Crew show, anything can happen.”
“We’re looking forward to it,” says Brother Marquis. “We’re doing it old school, playing all the hits, some new stuff, and it’s all full of energy. With 2 Live Crew it’s start fast, then a fast song and more fast songs. We line ’em up back to back.”
Olive Garden set to open in Carolina Forest
Olive Garden is coming to Carolina Forest. The chain which operates Italian restaurants in the U.S., Canada and Mexico is building a restaurant off U.S. 501, next to the Carolina Forest Chick-Fil-A.
Construction began Monday on the new restaurant and a Spring 2013 opening is scheduled, said Tara Gray, a spokeswoman with Olive Garden. The restaurant will be the third Olive Garden in Horry County. Olive Garden already operates restaurants in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.
For more details read The Carolina Forest Chronicle.
Death of Paris set to release music video
Columbia-based pop/rock group Death of Paris is set to unveil it latest music video "Narcoleptic" with a release show Saturday in Columbia.
The group, led by Myrtle Beach native Blake Arambula and Jayna Doyle, will follow that up with back-to-back nights in Myrtle Beach next weekend, performing Friday, Oct. 26 at House of Blues' Voodoo Halloween Party and Saturday, Oct. 27 at Dogtoberfest (also at HOB).
The full video will be avialable online Monday, Oct. 22, but we've got a quick sneak peak below:
Marsha Morgan Band to headline Endless Summer
The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce has locked down the entertainment lineup for its annual Endless Summer Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.
Headlining the day long celebration of the fact that "summer never really ends on the beach", will be the Marsha Morgan Band wowing crowds in the famous "Horseshoe" area of NMB.
Marsha Morgan has been in the in the entertainment business for more tha 25 years where she can count releasing solo albums, performing in "We Are the World" at the direction of Quincy Jones, appearing on the American Music Awards and jamming with Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers and Government Mule, among her accomplishments.
Since calling Myrtle Beach home, her band has become one of the most sought after Beach/Variety acts in the area and the band's new singles "You Can Have My Husband But Don't Mess With My Man" and "Private Number" with Gary Lowder has been making waves on local Beach music radio and beyond. The group is set to release a new album in November with at release party at 2001 Entertainment Complex on Nov. 11.
Also performing at this free concert will be the Carolina Breakers playing the best in 70's, 80's, and 90’s, as well as current Dance, Rock and party music!
In addition to the entertainment there will be vendors with specialty craft items, food vendors, classic & antique car show and children’s area with inflatable’s and carnival rides.
For more information on the festival, visit www.nmbevents.com or contact Events Director, Charlene Lynam at (843) 361-3045 or email Charlene@nmbevents.com.