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C3 Entertainment Licenses The Three Stooges® To Knight Entertainment Group For Live Stage Shows

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GLENDALE, CA – October 18, 2017 – C3 Entertainment, Inc. announced the addition of Knight Entertainment Group as a licensee for The Three Stooges® brand for a live stage show entitled The Three Stooges’ Three-Actical, Three D’s.

The Three Stooges® Three-Actical Three D’s is a revival of the successful live stage that ran at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with the new live show loosely adapted from segments of the classic film shorts and woven into a new master storyline. The show will include real-time audience participation including an interactive 3D pie fight. The show will also have Virtual Reality projections on stage, to create all of the immersive set design and backgrounds. So if you bring your mobile device into the theatre, you will be able to trigger what’s happening to our Stooges on stage. And, someone might trigger something on you, wise guys! The Three D’s does not only relate to the 3D version on the new show, but the three women characters whose names each start with “D,” to vex, hex, or perplex the Stooges and viewers in and out of each act.

The Three Stooges® Three-Actical Three D’s is being produced by Knight Entertainment Group and is the only live show authorized and licensed from The Three Stooges® brand owner, C3 Entertainment, Inc.

KEG is currently taking show pre-sale holds and advance offers for 2018 dates with venues around the U.S. already scheduled for 2018-2019.

“With the past success of the MGM Grand Three Stooges live show, we are looking forward to the promise of KEG’s new stage show,” says Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing, Merchandising, and Distribution. “Who doesn’t want to see (be in) a virtual pie fight!”

“So far, we’ve had about 26 theaters expressing interest from Chicago, Los Angeles / Orange County metros, Philadelphia, the Carolinas, the Northwest and even in Ontario and Atlantic Canada,” says Ron Knight, Executive Producer. “This iconic brand has made such a deep influence on entertainment and will draw a huge interest for audiences of all ages. The cast and crew are extremely schooled in vaudeville, clown antics and feature great credits from today’s IMDB TV shows, films, animated cartoons and video games. So we know the fans will come out to see the stars they love from today’s genres of entertainment play the great classic adaptations of some of the best Stooges story woven skits and music while enjoying some of the latest VR 3D adapted technologies”.

 About C3 Entertainment, Inc:

C3 Entertainment, Inc. is a diversified Entertainment and Media company engaged in motion picture, television, digital and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution, as well as licensing and brand management of world-famous classic brands and personalities. For more information, please visit www.c3entertainment.com.

About Knight Entertainment Group:

Founded by Ron Knight, Knight Entertainment Group and KMI Presents books and stages popular live shows such as Animaniacs in Concert, Animaniacs Live, The Led Zeppelin Experience, With Love, Marilyn, The Winter Dance Party, and Murray Sawchuck. Knight has been the Chairman of Membership and Communication with the Themed Entertainment Association, an international non-profit association representing the world’s leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling places and experiences. Shows and attractions he has been credited with include Disney-MGM, Universal Attractions, Caesar’s Forum Vegas and more. For more information, please visit www.kmipresents.com

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C3 Entertainment Licenses The Three Stooges® To Mill Creek Entertainment for The Largest Collection of Stooge Content Ever Assembled

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GLENDALE, CA – October 9, 2017 – C3 Entertainment, Inc. has licensed Three Stooges content to Mill Creek Entertainment for it’s Big Box of Nyuks DVD Collection. According to Mill Creek, The DVD box set is the largest collection of Three Stooges content ever assembled in one package.

Big Box of Nyuks will be available at retail, online and ShopKnuckleheads.com beginning October 17, 2017. The Collection boasts 42 and half hours of Stooge material.

Includes:

The Three Stooges – 6 Movie CollectionTime Out for Rhythm (1941), Rockin’ in the Rockies (1945), Have Rocket, Will Travel (1959), Three Stooges Go Around The World In A Daze (1963), The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962), The Outlaws Is Coming (1965).

C3_MillCreek_boxofnyuksCoverThe Three Stooges – The Complete Animated Series THE NEW THREE STOOGES premiered in 1965 and featured animated cartoons with the voices of the Stooges – Larry, Moe and Curly Joe – as well as real footage ‘wraparounds’ of

the three comedy greats performing short skits to accompany the cartoons. Featuring all 156 cartoons, plus all 40 live-action sequences exactly as they originally aired.

The Three Stooges – Hey Moe, Hey Dad! The most expansive documentary ever done about the six men who comprised the iconic comedy team The Three Stooges. This prodigious achievement is narrated by Moe Howard’s son Paul, and features his sister Joan Howard Maurer along with various other Stooge relatives. It offers us a touching, warm-hearted look back at the long history of this team with rare personal pictures, many never seen by the public before.

• The Three Stooges – Rare Treasures From The Vault – A rare insider’s look at the expansive careers of the entire Three Stooges. Including 3, rare The Three Stooges Columbia cartoons, 14 shorts featuring Shemp Howard, 10 shorts starring Joe Besser, 4 shorts starring Joe DeRita.

The Three Stooges (TV Movie – 2000) – Based on the book “The Three Stooges: From Amalgamated Morons to American Icons,” this MOW dramatizes the rise of the comedy trio to worldwide fame. Starring Michael Chiklis, Paul Ben-Victor, John Kassir, Evan Handler.

The Three Stooges – BONUS Content – Includes the documentary The Three Stooges Family Album, 4 classic short films, a 1949 pilot for a TV series for ABC, a rarely seen 1970 pilot for a weekly travelogue series – the last known film work of The Three Stooges.

“This is, without a doubt, the biggest, craziest, slap-stickiest collection of Stooge ‘toons, shorts, docs and feature films that has ever been made available together in one colossal DVD collection!, says Barrett Evans, VP of Marketing, Mill Creek.

About C3 Entertainment, Inc:

C3 Entertainment, Inc. is a diversified Entertainment and Media company engaged in motion picture, television, digital and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution, as well as licensing and brand management of world-famous classic brands and personalities. For more information, please visit www.c3entertainment.com.

About Mill Creek Entertainment:

Mill Creek Entertainment is the industry’s leading provider of value-priced DVD and Blu-ray features and compilations. Our television, movie, kids and special interest compilations have reset the bar for consumer value and gained massive adoption by traditional and non-traditional retailers alike. http://www.millcreekent.com/

Product promotional video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyENyoGma2c

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‘The Three Stooges’ Set for Indian TV Revival (EXCLUSIVE)

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Larry, Moe and Curly are face-slapping and eye-poking their way to India.

U.S.-based C3 Entertainment’s iconic Vaudeville comedy franchise, “The Three Stooges,” is set to be adapted for Indian television. With a working title of “Three Stooges Bole Toh Hungama Ho Gaya,” the Hindi-language series is being developed by Mumbai-based Galani Entertainments.

A broadcaster has yet to be identified for the show, whose title translates into English as “When You Say ‘The Three Stooges’ You Mean a Laugh Riot.”

Galani Entertainments is linked to Vijay Galani Moviez/Film Folks, whose credits include Salman Khan vehicles “Veer” and “Suryavanshi” and “Ajnabee,” starring Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor. New talent will be cast in the roles of Larry, Moe and Curly.

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The original comedy trio featured in some 190 film shorts from 1934 to 1958, with U.S. television syndication beginning thereafter. “The most appealing factor for recreating ‘The Three Stooges’ in India is the universal appeal of the boys’ comedy,” said producer Pratik Vijay Galani of Galani Entertainments.

“This is the perfect time to extend ‘The Three Stooges’ franchise in India to the 1.3 billion population,” said Earl Benjamin, president of C3. Television is the largest component of India’s media and entertainment industry, growing at 8.5% a year and valued at $9 billion.

Separately, C3 is currently developing the family feature “The Three Little Stooges.” Also in the works is a follow-up to the 2012 “The Three Stooges Movie” with Sean Hayes, Chris Diamontopoulos and Will Sasso reprising their roles as Larry, Moe and Curly.

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The Three Little Stooges™ Movie Launches Reg CF Campaign on Microventures First Democracy VC, an equity crowdfunding portal from Indiegogo and MicroVentures

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GLENDALE, CA – July 19, 2017 – Three Little Stooges Productions LLC in conjunction with C3 Entertainment, Inc. has launched a Reg CF campaign through First Democracy VC’s equity crowdfunding portal, that was formed through a partnership between MicroVentures and Indiegogo, for the new live-action family feature film, The Three Little Stooges. Funds from the campaign, which is set to close later this summer, will be used to fund part of the film’s production. https://app.microventures.com/crowdfunding/3-little-stooges

The world-famous comedy team, The Three Stooges have entertained generations with over 200 film shorts, feature films, TV and stage shows. C3 Entertainment, Inc. brought out the hit comedy The Three Stooges Movie in 2012 and continues to extend the franchise with The Three Little Stooges.

The new Three Little Stooges is based on 12 to 13-year old Larry, Moe and Curly in a hilarious new live-action family film featuring all the madcap comedy of little Larry, Moe and Curly, from an original screenplay written by Harris Goldberg (Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Master of Disguise). The producers are looking to Sean McNamara (Even Stevens, Spare Parts, Soul Surfer) to direct. International sales agent, The Exchange, has signed on for foreign sales of the film. Production is scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2017.

Slated to portray The Boys are Liam Dow as Little Larry, Gordy De StJeor as Little Moe, and Luke Clark as Little Curly. This is the first leading role in a feature film for all three boys. Casting Directors Joey Paul Jensen CSA and Niner Parikh,(Camp Cook Kids, Soul Surfer, That’s So Raven) conducted a nationwide search to find little Larry, Moe and Curly.

Dow is a multi-talented actor and comedian who played Steve in the DreamWork’s web series OMG! Just Jacque and will appear in the upcoming teen comedy The Perfect Night. Dow is managed by Mark Robert. De StJeor has appeared in many commercials, music videos, TV and films as a break-dancer, actor and musician. He is repped by The Savage Agency. Clark plays Kyle in the Jennifer Arnold (Dear White People) comedy movie Fat Camp and is repped by Clear Talent Group.

C3’s Earl Benjamin and Robert Benjamin will executive produce with The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea.

C3 CEO Earl Benjamin said, “Keeping Three Stooges legacy alive for new generations is vital for the franchise. We are excited to bring The Three Little Stooges to life to entertain kids, families and our global fan base.”

About C3 Entertainment, Inc.: C3 Entertainment, Inc. is a diversified Entertainment and Media company engaged in motion picture, television, digital and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution, as well as licensing and brand management of world famous classic brands and personalities. C3 is The Three Stooges® brand owner. For more information, please visit www.c3entertainment.com

About Indiegogo: Indiegogo is the place for entrepreneurial projects to move quickly from concept to market, amplified by a community of backers who believe the world benefits when every idea gets an equal shot at success. Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them. As the world’s first crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from almost every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. For more information, visit Indiegogo.com and follow us at Twitter.com/indiegogo and Facebook.com/indiegogo.

About First Democracy VC: First Democracy VC is a FINRA registered funding portal, formed through a partnership between MicroVentures and Indiegogo. The portal launched in 2016 and has since raised capital for numerous companies ranging from restaurants and distilleries to films and consumer products.

About The Exchange: The Exchange is a leading international sales and finance company committed to creating strong relationships between filmmakers, film financiers and distributors through the exchange of product, information and commerce. The company specializes in high quality, commercial films that appeal to North American audiences and the ever-evolving global film market. In less than five years, The Exchange has acquired, financed, produced and/or sold over 200 films ranging from $5 million to $90 million, including films from Disney, Sony, Fox and Universal.

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MICHAEL GRANDINETTI AIMS TO EXCITE AND MYSTIFY AMERICA THIS SUMMER WHEN HE RETURNS FOR HIS FOURTH SEASON ON THE HIT CW TV SERIES “MASTERS OF ILLUSION”

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MICHAEL GRANDINETTI AIMS TO EXCITE AND MYSTIFY AMERICA THIS SUMMER WHEN HE RETURNS FOR HIS FOURTH SEASON ONTHE HIT CW TV SERIES “MASTERS OF ILLUSION”
This Season, Michael Will Perform His 20th Illusion For The Series, Along With Many Other Spectacular Feats, Never Seen Before on TV.  The Series Premieres Friday, June 30, At 8:00PM.
LOS ANGELES, CA – June 13, 2017 – Illusionist Michael Grandinetti is always up for a challenge.  For the past 20 years, Grandinetti has made a name for himself across the country with such stunning feats as levitating in a stadium while surrounded by 70,000 people, causing a 200 piece orchestra to read the minds of an audience and play songs only thought of, and even making a 20ft American Flag appear on the White House Lawn for Easter.
Returning as one of the featured performers on The CW’s hit series “Masters of Illusion”, Grandinetti, who has been named by Entertainment Weekly as “a great magician who can truly communicate with a TV audience” and by Hidden Remote as “a fan favorite”, is aiming to top his past performances in all three seasons with a batch of brand new illusions that combine his signature elements of drama, suspense, and comedy, with music, personality, and audience participation.
Since the show’s premiere in the summer of 2013, Michael has performed some of his favorite illusions on the show’s Hollywood stage, including levitating an unsuspecting audience member under bright lights, shrinking a dancer to the size of a basketball, causing live goldfish to appear from his bare hands, and vanishing from high above the stage and reappearing in the center of the audience.  The video of Michael’s performance on last season’s premiere went viral and this season will include Michael’s 20th illusion that he has performed on the series (a stunning, never before seen illusion with a 40″ spinning buzz saw).
Currently airing in over 100 countries around the world and hosted by actor Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), Masters of Illusion is a show the entire family can enjoy, with weekly illusions, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand, and more, all performed before a live audience.  Premiering on June 30 at 8pm, 13 all-new episodes were filmed for the season.  A few of the new surprises Michael has in store this year include:

 

Melting Through An Industrial Fan
Michael attempts to pass his body through the spinning metal blades of a 5ft diameter industrial aircraft fan, and hopefully emerge unharmed on the other side. 
The Mind Reading Mouse
In this surprising effect, Michael uses a live, white mouse to read the mind of an audience volunteer.  This has to be seen to be believed.  
Visible Buzz Sawing in Half
Giving one of magic’s classics a modern touch, Michael visibly divides a girl in half with a 40″ spinning buzz saw.  Then, without any cover, her halves are separated across the table top, as she continues to smile, laugh and interact with the audience
The Borrowed Object Challenge
Watch as Michael creates a slow motion close-up illusion, as a borrowed pencil dramatically melts right through the center of a borrowed twenty dollar bill.  This effect, which takes place only inches away from the audience, looks like a Hollywood special effect, LIVE.
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Known for his stunning levitation illusions, Michael suspends a dancer in mid-air while the camera films the magic from 360 degrees. 
Michael’s career history includes performances on television series and specials (NBC’s The World’s Most Dangerous Magic, CW’s Masters of Illusion, Pop’s Don’t Blink, FOX’s Bones, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, SportsCenter, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Hollywood Christmas Parade), for NFL halftime and NBA halftime shows in massive stadiums and arenas, with Oscar-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch and symphony orchestras, in theaters, casinos, and arenas around the country and even at The White House.  Michael was also the first illusionist ever invited to appear in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington DC, where he levitated a girl high above a float as it moved down Constitution Avenue as 250,000 people lined the streets. 
Masters of Illusion is produced by Associated Television International, with executive producers David McKenzie (The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” “Marie”), Al Schwartz (The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards,” “The Golden Globe Awards” 2013 & 2014, “The Gulf is Back”), Gay Blackstone (“The World Magic Awards 2007-2009) and David Martin (“Marie”), along with co-executive producers Justin Pierce (“The Rocky Saga: Going the Distance”) and Jim Romanovich (“Inside Story: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”).  Sony Pictures Television will handle the show’s international distribution. 
For more information on Michael Grandinetti, please visit www.michaelgrandinetti.com
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Adam West, TV & Film Star, Passes At 88 (C3 Remembers Adam West)

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Moe Howard, Joe DeRita, Larry Fine, Adam West, and Nancy Kovach star in the 1965 western comedy The Outlaws is Coming.

Moe Howard, Joe DeRita, Larry Fine, Adam West, and Nancy Kovach star in the 1965 western comedy The Outlaws is Coming

TV and film icon Adam West, who starred alongside The Three Stooges in the 1965 feature film The Outlaws is Coming, passed away last Friday, June 10th, after “a short but brave battle with leukemia,” his family said in a statement. West was 88.

Born William West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington, he moved to Seattle at age 15 with his mother after his parents divorced. He graduated from Whitman College, a private liberal arts school, in Walla Walla. After serving in the Army, he went to Hollywood and changed his name to Adam West, and began appearing in television series, including Bonanza, Perry Mason, and Bewitched.

West is well remembered for his starring role in the 1960’s TV series Batman. A new generation of fans knew West as the voice of Mayor West on the long-running animated series Family Guy. West received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.

Adam was a favorite of Three Stooges fans since his starring role as Bruce Cabot opposite Larry, Moe & Curly Joe in The Outlaws Is Coming.  He was a special guest at the 2016 Three Stooges Convention in Trevose, PA and a hit with all the fans in attendance.

Earl Benjamin, President & CEO of C3 Entertainment said “Adam was a long-time and valued member of The Three Stooges family. We will miss him and we extend our sincere condolences to his family, his friends and fans.”

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Adam West at Three Stooges Con in Trevose, PA 2016

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C3 Entertainment Licenses The Three Stooges® And Motor Marc Art Brands To NVR Shoes For Custom Kicks

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GLENDALE, CA – June 1, 2017 – C3 Entertainment, Inc. announced the addition of  NVR Shoes as a licensee for The Three Stooges® and Motor Marc ArtTM Brands for a line of custom sneakers. Products will be available this summer online at www.theavevenice.com and www.ShopKnucleheads.com.

Sneakerheads can now get their kicks with Larry, Moe and Curly and the fantasy art of internationally acclaimed fine artist, Motor Marc, emblazoned on a svelte, mid-cut canvas sneaker. “The unique style, quality, and comfort of the NVR sneakers will appeal to Three Stooges and Motor Marc fans.”, says Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing, Merchandising, and Distribution.

The Three Stooges and Motor Marc will be the first brands to embellish NVR’s newly released NVR5 sneakers, the first canvas shoe that was built around patented DTG-Print technology. Each shoe comes with an insole for comfort, foam inserts in the sidewalls for added quality and durability, and a synthetic backstay/toe protector for added style and functionality. NVR shoes are designed and decorated out of their facility in Los Angeles, CA. Sneakers will retail for $99.00.

Nick Romero, owner of NVR Shoes, shared, “I couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with C3, Motor Marc, and The Three Stooges. The opportunity to partner with this company and these brands to offer footwear is huge for us, and I think the fans will agree.”

The Three Stooges are ingrained in the pop culture lexicon and are forever popular through their timeless physical comedy and quotable dialog in their film shorts and movies. The Three Stooges popularity continues to rise in large part due to their massive online and social media presence.

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Motor Marc is an internationally known artist, recognized for his extraordinary works including fantasy art, classic cars, motorcycles, and music fine art. His art has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and Speed TV. He has recently completed large-scale commemorative works for The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the 50th Anniversary of Team Penske, and the Mount Rushmore Society. Motor Marc Art will also soon appear on a line of Urban Spirit clothing apparel and towels.

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About C3 Entertainment, Inc:

C3 Entertainment, Inc. is a diversified Entertainment and Media company engaged in motion picture, television, digital and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution, as well as licensing and brand management of world famous classic brands and personalities. For more information, please visit www.c3entertainment.com.

About NVR Shoes:

NVR Shoes was founded by LA’s customized sneaker king, Nick Romero. Romero began his customized design success with his Venice Beach storefront, The Ave. Designed with customization in mind, NVR Shoes are engineered to work efficiently with Romero’s patented printing process. He and his creations have been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, MTV2’s The Dub Magazine Project with Macklemore, Entertainment Tonight with Sofia Vergara, G4’s Attack of the Show, Beats Per Mnet, KTLA 5 Morning News, Ovation TV’s The Art of: Sneakers, and in Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The Source, Thrillist, Metal Insider and many more.

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C3 Entertainment Licenses The Three Stooges® Brand To Signs 4 Fun, Inc. for Novelty Aluminum Signs

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GLENDALE, CA – MAY 23, 2017 – C3 Entertainment, Inc. announced the addition of  Signs 4 Fun, Inc. as a licensee for The Three Stooges® brand for embossed aluminum signs, magnets, and Novelty ID cards. Products will be available in early July on http://www.signs4fun.com and http://shopknuckleheads.com

Signs 4 Fun has been creating high-quality novelties for over 30 years,”  says Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing, Merchandising, and Distribution. “Three Stooges aluminum signs never go out of fashion and brighten any room in the house with laughter.”

The Owner of Signs 4 Fun, Thomas Parides says, “We are extremely excited to partner with C3 Entertainment and The Three Stooges® brand to bring our customers Stooges- themed merchandise. Our customers have been asking us about Three Stooges products for years, and we are proud to finally be able to fulfill our customers’ requests.” photoTuxedoes.jpg

About C3 Entertainment, Inc:

C3 Entertainment, Inc. is a premier Entertainment and Media company engaged in motion picture, television, digital and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution, as well as licensing and brand management of world famous classic brands and personalities. For more information, please visit www.c3entertainment.com.

About Signs 4 Fun, Inc.:

Signs 4 Fun has been in business since 1984 in Phoenix, Arizona. Their beginning was selling novelty and trendy items to small gift shops and national retailers. As their business grew in the 1990s, they began selling metal signs. Since the early 2000s, they have created, manufactured, and wholesale distribute metal signs in various shapes (rectangular, square, round, arrow, and beyond).

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The Three Stooges® is a registered trademark of C3 Entertainment, Inc.

The Three Stooges characters, names and all related indicia are trademarks of C3 Entertainment, Inc.

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Celebrate Ritchie Valens Day

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – LA Weekly – by Johnny Whiteside

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May 13 was officially proclaimed Ritchie Valens Day last year by Los Angeles City Council, and this year, his family and supporters have mounted a series of events over the weekend that are the perfect occasion to revisit Valens’ superb stack of records — songs equally tender and muscular, impressively diverse in style, strikingly well-written and, most importantly, a hell of a lot of fun to listen tohttp://www.laweekly.com/music/celebrate-ritchie-valens-day-with-events-in-the-san-fernando-valley-this-weekend-8208343.

Valens’ incandescent rock & roll testimony remains as influential and high impact today as anything in the historical big beat canon. “Ooh, My Head” and “That’s My Little Suzie” are stone killer rave-ups driven and defined by Valens’ knockout combination of simplicity and soul. And the boy had funk; get a load of the bluesy growl on “I Was Framed,” and his knock-down, tore-up instrumental workout “Fast Freight,” all dazzlingly persuasive glimpses into a stunning artistic range the young musician, just 17 when he died, was only beginning to explore.

“Ritchie was my idol,” says fellow local rocker Chris Montez, whose 1963 U.K. tour featured The Beatles as his opening act. “After I had heard ‘La Bamba’ and ‘Donna,’ I bought his album and tried to sing just like him. Before Ritchie I never knew rock & roll was open for Mexican-Americans because there were no others, so he really opened the door for me.”

Recording with New Orleans studio potentates Rene Hall and Earl Palmer and (who else?) bassist Carol Kaye, his records exerted an influence across the full spectrum, but most critically in East L.A., where an entire game-changing tribe of equally driven teen players broke out with their own singular soul-rock strut just a few years after Valens’ death.

Apart from all that incredible music, Valens’ also left behind a fiercely loyal family who have worked hard to preserve his legacy. “He was a big brother,” his sister Connie Lemos says. “He teased you, he chased you, and he watched over you. But, since my mom worked, he was also a father figure; he fed us, he entertained us, watched over us.

Valens always tried to take care of his family, especially after his recording career really gave him the means to do so. “When he bought us the house, we all drove up, parked outside and I couldn’t believe it,” Lemos remembers. “It was monumental, for people in our position. I said, ‘We are going to live here? It’s like a castle!’ That was the happiest day in my Mom’s life, but it also was the saddest, because she really couldn’t live there after he died. She’d rather have him alive, with us.”

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“Every song was different,” Lemos says. “Ritchie expressed himself in so many ways, and he always wrote from his own life. ‘Donna,’ of course, and ‘That’s My Little Suzie’ which was about a friend of ours who had a clubfoot, so when she walked she really did ‘rock to the left and rock to the right.’ Mom used to always tell us, ‘Come on, Let’s go!’ And after he had a dream where he was on a flying carpet, he wrote ‘In a Turkish Town.’ All of his feelings, emotions came out in the songs.”

The weekend’s events include two special student assemblies on Friday featuring a cappella doo-wop group The Alley Cats at Valens’ alma mater, San Fernando High School on Friday, followed by a meet-and-greet with siblings Connie Lemos, Irma Norton, Bob Morales and Mario Ramirez Friday night at Burbank’s Rocket Fizz (also a launch party for the estate’s newly introduced Richie Valens Soy Capitan Cola). On Saturday, an open-to-the-public sock hop hits San Fernando High, free for anyone 17 and under, headlined by Ritchie’s younger brother Mario Ramirez and his Backyard Blues Band, with proceeds going to the school’s music program.

Even almost 60 years later, Valens’ loss remains incalculably painful to his siblings. “Ritchie’s career moved so quickly,” Lemos says. “It was like he was on the straight-away and all he had to do was just hang on.”

An unbearable “what if?” hangs over Valens’ death to this day. The only reason he got on the plane, a tiny Beechcraft Bonanza that made an ill-advised takeoff in bad weather, was that he persuaded Holly’s guitarist, Tommy Allsup, to wager his seat in a coin toss. (Allsup passed away Jan. 11, 2017.)

“Mom never forgave herself for signing his guardianship over to [Del-Fi Records head] Bob Keane,” says Lemos. “[Keane] was supposed to be there. Ritchie wasn’t supposed to be making those decisions.”

A pause.

“She always said Ritchie played so hard, she thought he’d make the guitar cry.”

Richie Valens Soy Capitan™Cola launch with Valens siblings Connie Lemos, Irma Norton, Bob Morales, Mario Ramirez, at Rocket Fizz, 3524 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, Friday, May 12, 6:30-8 p.m. (818) 846-7632.

Mario Ramirez & Backyard Blues Band, John Mueller at San Fernando High School Auditorium, 11133 O’Melveny Avenue, San Fernando, Saturday, 5-9 p.m.; $15 general admission, $25 per couple, 17 and under free accompanied by parent. (818) 898-7255. Tickets available via BrownPaperTickets.com.

Read Ritchie Valens article by Johnny Whiteside in LA Weekly.com

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C3 Entertainment Adds National Day Calendar As Client

National Day Calendar, Press Releases, Uncategorized

C3_NationalDayCalendar_CelebrateEveryDay_RedGLENDALE, CA – March 27, 2017 – C3 Entertainment Inc. has added National Day Calendar to their brand roster. The authoritative source for national days, National Day Calendar, and their slogan Celebrate Every DayTM, reaches millions of people daily via social media, website, newspapers, radio and television. C3 will be seeking licensing, merchandising, and sponsorships for the brand.

Ever wonder what’s behind National Chocolate Day? National Day Calendar takes “unofficial days” throughout the year like Chocolate, Coffee, Pizza and Beer Days, just to name a few, and gives them the spotlight they deserve through sponsorships and merchandising. They also add new days to the calendar each year.

From Fortune 500 Companies to food and beverage groups, from automakers to clothing manufacturers, brands are gaining high exposure by sponsoring popular national days. Recent high-profile brand partners include Jeep, Starbucks, Essie, Promgirl, and Culvers.

Over 20,000 media outlets follow and use National Day Calendar for production prep. The media list includes shows such as Ellen, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, Jimmy Kimmel, The Today Show, and Conan. NationalDayCalendar.com has approximately 6 million monthly visitors and over 2 million email subscribers.

Marlo Anderson, founder of National Day Calendar, is thrilled to be part of the C3 Entertainment portfolio, saying, “Both C3 Entertainment and National Day Calendar are steeped in history, highly regarded in their respective fields and excited about what the future holds. We expect great things from this collaboration.”

“The licensing and sponsorship opportunities for this brand are unlimited. We are excited to take #CelebrateEveryDay to a whole new level by collaborating with different brands in endless categories from apparel to toys and more,” says, Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing, Merchandising and Distribution. “National Day Calendar is the perfect addition to our C3 brand roster.”

About C3 Entertainment, Inc:

C3 Entertainment, Inc. is a diversified Entertainment and Media company engaged in motion picture, television, digital and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution, as well as licensing and brand management of world famous classic brands and personalities. For more information, please visit www.c3entertainment.com 

About National Calendar Day:

Founded by Marlo Anderson in 2013, National Day Calendar has become the go-to source for everything about national days. Whether you want to sponsor an existing National Day, Week or Month or create a new one, National Day Calendar is the official registrar to contact. If you want to celebrate things like Coffee, Chocolate, Pizza or Talk Like a Pirate Days, National Day Calendar supplies and promotes the information you need so you can Celebrate Every Day.TM

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