Bryan John Appleby recently released his new album, The Narrow Valley. The album is a combination of baroque California pop and Appleby’s deep sense of the cinematic. Appleby, along with producer Sam Anderson, traveled the Pacific Northwest enlisting friends from local bands, Seattle orchestra members and veteran session players to create this album.
Over the past decade, Breaking Benjamin has amassed a sizeable and diehard fan base, both through their chart-topping music, as well as their electrifying live performances. Their discography includes 2002’s Saturate, 2004’s We Are Not Alone, 2006’s Phobia, and 2009’s Dear Agony. We Are Not Alone spawned a pair of No. 1 radio hits (“So Cold” and “Sooner Or Later”) and sold 2.3 million units. Phobia debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200, hit No. 1 on the Rock Album Chart and was one of the top 50 selling rock albums of 2006. It featured one No. 1 and two Top 5 rock radio hits (“Breath,” “Diary of Jane” and “Until The End”) and sold 2.8 million units. 2009’s Dear Agony debuted #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart on one of the busiest release days of the year and #1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart. Dear Agony also spun off the platinum selling and #1 song Active Rock single “I Will Not Bow” where it stayed #1 for five weeks straight while the album itself was certified Gold, selling over 500K copies. Known for their incendiary live performances, Breaking Benjamin returned to the road earlier this year with a sold out club tour, U.S. headline dates and performances at this year’s biggest rock festivals including Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion and Rocklahoma!
Ringmaster Andre McClain takes the Ringling Bros.® reins accompanied by his horse Comanche, as the skilled circus supervisor (alongside award-winning comedic clown Davis Vassallo) to construct a fantastic design of high-energy and wondrous performances sure to amaze and thrill audiences. Featuring more than 40 of the world’s best artists and athletes representing 13 countries along with numerous exotic and domestic animals assembled together, Built To Amaze! is highlighted by several unique acts this year including:
Be sure to come out one hour early to each performance to meet the performers and animals on the show floor, try on costumes, learn circus skills and more at the interactive All Access Pre-Show, FREE admission to all ticket holders.
New this year, ticketholders can purchase an upgrade and go backstage with a VIP Behind the Scenes Tour of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. To take advantage of this exclusive interactive experience, just log on to ringlingbros.expapp.com from your iPhone or Android smartphone, and provide your name, e-mail and phone number to become a VIP circus insider.
This was the twelfth consecutive year the Arena has held graduations for schools in the area, this year hosting a record of 18. The celebrations brought patrons from across the state to watch their family and friends receive their diplomas.
The staff of Spectra at XFINITY Arena and the Everett Public Facilities District would like to congratulate the Class of 2015 on their accomplishments and wish them the best of luck with what the future may hold!
Beginning today, Comcast Spectacor will consist of three primary businesses: the Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center and the new Spectra. In turn Spectra will consist of three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services) and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan).
Spectra in Washington
Spectra is a major provider of sports and entertainment hospitality services in Washington. One or more of the divisions is at work supporting 15 Washington venues and events, including:
These locations and events are some of Spectra’s 300-plus clients at more than 400 global properties that host millions of visitors annually.
“Spectra is all about creating unforgettable moments for fans,” said Dave Scott, President of Comcast Spectacor. “We can do that best with all services under one umbrella to provide end-to-end solutions for venues, redefining fan experiences everywhere.”
The Spectra Advantage
This proactive approach to modernizing the entire ecosystem of details involved in live event management has driven the growth in bundled relationships with clients like the XFINITY Arena at Everett which is operated by Spectra Venue Management and supplied by Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement.
“The successes that clients like these are experiencing with multiple services at one location is what inspired us to move from a house of brands to a branded house as Spectra. It gives clients a more integrated, streamlined and powerful resource to host extraordinary events,” Scott added.
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three main divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services), and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.
Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a Fortune 50 media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., Comcast Spectacor also owns and operates the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center venue. Visit us at ComcastSpectacor.com, PhiladelphiaFlyers.com and WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com for more information.
Players will begin play in Everett on Monday, July 20 for an intense five day camp that includes a combine, draft, practices, video sessions, media training, game preparations, as well as public appearances to promote the Saturday night game. Also part of the weeklong event is a Youth Camp and Tournament, where young players will have a chance to learn and play Arena lacrosse which is a modified indoor game where safety, skills and fun is the motto. Players can register on the ALL website.
“Fans will see a brand of lacrosse that promotes transition and allows players to display individual skills in a team game. Exciting end to end action with lots of scoring opportunities will complement an entertaining night out for fans of all ages,” ALL spokesperson, Lance Winn.
About the Arena Lacrosse League: The ALL will operate between late May and the first week of September. The youth camp and tournament is open to four age groups U11/U13/U15/U18, each age group will be limited to four teams of 10 players and one goalie to ensure players get ample development and playing time.
The series showcases three of the most exciting and dangerous rodeo disciplines: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bull Riding. In Bareback Riding, the cowboy must keep one hand in the rigging and one hand in the air. In Saddle Bronc, the cowboy must keep both feet in the stirrups, one hand on the bronc reign and one hand in the air. In Bull Riding, the cowboy must have one hand in the bull rope and one hand in the air.
For each of the three disciplines, half of the score comes from the cowboy’s ability to ride well while the other half comes from the bucking performance of the animal. The most successful cowboys anticipate and follow the movements of the animal to perfection.
Since professional Roughstock Series’ foundation in 2001, it has become one of the fastest growing rodeo sport series. Competition between riders is fiercer than it has ever been which is sure to create an unforgettable show.
Girl Scouts will be selling cookies throughout the game and media are invited to interview a Girl Scout. When a Girl Scout sells you cookies, she's building a lifetime of skills and confidence. She learns goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics—aspects that are essential to leadership, success and life.
The impressive card of fighters has been announced for the February 21 event.
*Fight card subject to change
Based in Colorado, Sparta Combat League has been producing Mixed Martial Arts events since 2012. Through the organization’s events, they are able to not only create entertainment, but also raise donations and awareness for local families and communities in need.]]>
Donated items will go to Cocoon House here in Everett. Established in 1991, Cocoon House has been Snohomish County’s only resource exclusively serving homeless and at-risk youth ages 12-24. Canned food and non-perishable donations will be collected at the XFINITY Arena Box Office now through the event. Cocoon House will be at the event with more information on their organization and to collect donations.
“We are pleased to support the efforts of Cocoon House by creating this opportunity for our generous community to give back,” stated Rick Comeau, Global Spectrum’s General Manager for the XFINITY Arena at Everett. “Any time we get the chance to help out citizens in the surrounding area, we are glad to do it.”
Cocoon House’s mission is to empower young people, families and the community to break the cycle of homelessness through outreach, housing and prevention. The organization is committed to helping youth build meaningful relationships and grow into unique, independent young adults. For more information, visit http://www.cocoonhouse.org.
X-treme International Ice Racing features lightning quick Speedway Motorcycles and ATV racing on a thick, oval track of ice. Top professional riders from all over the world will be competing for national championship titles. The 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. Tickets are priced at $10, $17, $22 and $32, all prices increase the day of the event. Select seats available, limit one $5 discount per donation.
Skating is free to the public. Vaccinations are for low-income and uninsured adults only and are available on a first come, first served basis.]]>
Liedlich will directly oversee the corporate sponsorship and advertising sales for the Arena as well as suite sales and premium seating. Liedlich most recently served as Associate Director of Sales and Service for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, where he was responsible for individual and subscriber ticket sales and customer service. A long-time Everett resident, Liedlich’s career in Everett began with the Everett Symphony Orchestra and he spent five years with the Village Theatre. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and received his MBA from the University of Colorado.
As Director of Operations, Sean Young will direct the daily maintenance and operations of the XFINITY Arena, Community Ice Rink and Conference Center, including event setup and production. Prior to joining XFINITY Arena, Young was Operations Manager at the Rose Quarter in Portland, OR, supervising two venues including the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, home of the Silvertips WHL rival Portland Winterhawks, and the Moda Center where the Portland Trailblazers play. In nine years with the Rose Quarter, Young was responsible for overseeing the conversion of the facility countless times from hockey to concert to tradeshow and other events, sometimes within hours.
“We are pleased to welcome Steven and Sean to our team,” said Global Spectrum’s Rick Comeau, General Manager of the XFINITY Arena at Everett. “Sean’s experience will play a key role in this multi-function facility. Everett has long had the reputation of making the ‘best ice in the WHL’ and we know Sean and his team will carry on this tradition. With Steven’s background in performing arts and his network throughout Snohomish County, we look forward to his positive impact on growing our business.”
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.
• 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.
Partnering with Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) on this energy-efficient project, the estimated annual savings are 278,799 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, reducing electrical costs by an estimated 70%.
“Silvertips fans will notice a difference when they walk in to Comcast Arena this season with the enhanced lighting both on the ice and off,” stated Rick Comeau, Global Spectrum’s General Manager at Comcast Arena at Everett. “The LED technology allows for greater interactivity from pre-game player intros to other promotions throughout the game. We appreciate the PUD identifying the energy-efficiency improvements to lower our operating and maintenance costs while providing a better quality environment for our guests.”
Not only is the lighting change more efficient, it also delivers more vibrant and consistent lighting improving the fan experience both in person and on broadcast TV. LED technologies will allow for enhanced game presentation including improved player intros, intermission activities, goal celebrations and more.
“Energy efficiency partnerships and projects like this are great for all PUD customers because they help reduce the amount of energy we need to generate or buy on the open market,” said Shelley Pattison, Executive Account Manager at Snohomish County PUD. “That helps to keep rates stable for families and businesses, and it’s also good for the environment.”
The Everett Public Facilities District and Global Spectrum continue to reduce the Comcast Arena at Everett’s overall carbon footprint including purchasing Green Power from the PUD, reclaiming heat produced by the ice refrigeration plant and recycling it for ambient air in the Comcast Community Ice Rink, retrofitting electricity and lighting, and using timers to reduce energy consumption.
Last year, the PUD partnered with local businesses to complete about 600 energy efficiency projects. These efforts, along with residential conservation programs, led to a record breaking year for the PUD and its customers for energy savings – enough to serve more than 8,500 homes.