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  • R Kelly to Perform at XFINITY Arena
    12/16/2014

    Grammy Award-winning artist, R. Kelly, is a popular R&B singer-songwriter and record producer that makes music of epic proportions.  An impressive force in the world of R&B and pop music, Kelly got his first big break in 1990 when he released his first album and shot up the charts with the singles “Honey Love” and “Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)”. He scored his first number one single in 1993, with “Bump N’ Grind” and earned three Grammy nominations with “I Believe I Can Fly” in 1996. In addition to creating his own music, Kelly has worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Celine Dion, Gladys Knight, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson. He remains a sought-after collaborator, working with Snoop Dogg, T.I., Usher and Ja Rule amongst others.

    It is his uncanny ability to compose classics and deliver electrifying live performances that define everything that is essential R. Kelly. It’s why he is the recipient of multiple Billboard, BMI and American Music Awards and has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. 

     


  • X-treme International Ice Racing Speeds into the XFINITY Arena
    12/4/2014

    XiiR, X-treme International Ice Racing, features lightning quick Speedway Motorcycles and ATV racing on a thick, oval track of ice. Top professional riders from England, Scotland, Canada and the United States will each be competing for national Championship titles in two professional divisions. The event also features an amateur quad division, showcasing local ATV riders who join XiiR for one night of pure adrenaline.

    The speedway motorcycles are very lightweight, volatile machines that resemble mountain bikes with large, powerful engines burning on nitromethane fuel. What separates the bikes from other forms of racing is the NO BRAKES ALLOWED rule! All machines are equipped with razor sharp steel studded tires and are capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds.  

    Don’t miss the chance to support your local ATV riders who will have a chance to mix it with the pros and capture the reward from SuperTrapp Industries’ Dash 4 Cash! This $500 reward challenges any local quad racer who can compete against the XiiR Quad Roster and win the main event.

  • Jekyll & Hyde Announce January 25 Performance
    10/16/2014

    The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in this all new production of the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn & double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences all over the world. 

    An evocative tale of two men – one a doctor, passionate and romantic – the other, a terrifying madman; and two women - one, beautiful and trusting –the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both women in love with the same man. Both unaware of his dark secret.  Their story unfolds in this gripping musical thriller resplendent with a sumptuous score including the unforgettable, “This Is the Moment”, “Someone Like You” and “A New Life”. With a Grammy nominated score, the 1997 Tony nominated Broadway production of Jekyll & Hyde is the longest running show in the history of the Plymouth Theater. The show has seen four major tours and over 500 regional productions in the United States and Canada. More than 100 international productions also have been seen in such countries as Germany, Austria, Spain, Hungary, Japan, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia. There have been 32 international recordings of Jekyll & Hyde in 28 different languages.  

    The critics proclaim, Jekyll & Hyde is…

    “Lush and appealing...genuinely moving." -New York Daily News

    "Powerfully charismatic...mesmerizing...composer Frank Wildhorn unleashes torrents of surging melody." -Newark Star Ledger

    "The great strength of this show is its score." -The Chicago Tribune
  • AMA EnduroCross to Unleash "Carnage" in Everett
    10/13/2014

    MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES 

    • The XFINITY Arena at Everett will be transformed into an extreme off-road course starting Tuesday!  More than 1,000 cubic yards of dirt, 100 tons of rock, 1,000 feet of logs and more are brought in to create a thrilling off-road race course indoors. Stations can broadcast live from the track, which takes about 30 hours to build, and see the rough terrain first-hand. 
    • Test-drive a bike!  Feeling a bit daring? We’ll put a reporter on a competition-style bike and let them take it for a spin, after getting tips from some experts.  
    • Meet local and international racers. Male and female riders of all levels from amateur to expert, including several local racers and ESPN X-Games Champions, will be arriving in Everett. Find out what makes riders want to compete in this grueling sport.
    Important Dates & Times:
    • Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17 – Track Construction
    • Saturday, October 18 – 8 am Rider Practice and Qualification & 7:30 pm Racing 

    More information on the GEICO AMA EnduroCross Championships Series can be found at www.endurocross.com.  

    The event is Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 pm.  Practice and qualifying is open to the public from 9 am to 3 pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.xfinityarenaeverett.com. Tickets are also available by phone and at the Box Office. Prices increase day of event.

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