Suzanne Rothberg is an entertainment writer and video producer. She has interviewed many celebrities and musicians—including Justin Hayward and John Lodge of The Moody Blues, Jack Blades of Night Ranger, Tommy Shaw of Styx and many others.
Film Review: Nicolas Cage's 'Primal' Is Wild Fun
Question: What do Nicolas Cage, an assassin and wild animals all have in common? Answer: They're all stuck on the same boat in the action-thriller, Primal.
Rockaway Bitch to Debut at Garcia’s the Capitol Theatre Alongside Straight to Hell
Rockaway Bitch, the all-female Ramones tribute band, will perform a selection of the Ramones classic hits at Garcia’s Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester this Saturday, April 13. This marks their debut appearance at the rock palace’s music venue and bar, named after the late Grateful Dead lead vocalist and rock legend, Jerry Garcia. The concert will also feature The Clash cover band, Straight To Hell—who will play The Clash’s greatest hits. There’s something for everyone! The show is for the 40th Anniversary of the Clash album, London Calling. The band Straight to Hell will take the stage after Rockaway Bitch. The band line-up includes Patti Rothberg as Patti Ramone (lead vocals), Jennifer Eden asJenny Ramone, (guitar) Rockelle Cakes asCakey Ramone, (bass) and Hitomi Nakamura as Tomi Ramone, (drums).
Alliance of Alien Artists Presents International Talent Singing Broadway Show Tunes Together On-Stage for One Night Only
The Alliance of Alien Artists is hosting a benefit and fundraiser to support their newly-established foundation. The show is a celebration of Broadway and musical theatre globally taking place at the Green Room 42 on March 24 at 7 PM entitled, Broadway Around the World. The performance will take audiences around the world in one night with show tunes sung in the singers’ native languages. It’s a celebration of culture and diversity and a trip around the world in 80 minutes—not days.
Concert Review: Cheap Trick Still Amazes Fans at The Capitol Theatre
Cheap Trick is still rocking and entertaining their fans Cheap Trick is still at it after all these years, making albums and performing for their loyal fans. The band is currently on tour and one of their stops was The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on February 22. They were literally “on fire” and gave the most unforgettable performance of a lifetime. The venue was filled to its capacity. I was lucky enough to be on the general admission floor and had the best ‘seat’ in the house even though it was “standing room only” which I didn’t mind at all because I could see everything! I love being on the floor it’s my favorite spot!
Legion M Partners with CSS Entertainment
Legion M CEO Paul Scanlan Speaks About the New Partnership with Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. Legion M, the fan-owned entertainment company based in San Francisco and Los Angeles; has announced their new strategic partnership with Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, a crowdsource entertainment company known for their Chicken Soup for the Soul books. With this new deal that goes into effect immediately, CSS Productions will be given exclusive rights to projects that are already in the works with Legion M. Together, Legion M and CSS Productions will develop and produce community-driven content for television and film projects. It also will provide entertainment fans the opportunity to potentially invest and receive equity in the projects. I had the opportunity to speak with the Legion M CEO, Paul Scanlan about the new venture with CSS Entertainment.
'Mandy' Is a Roller Coaster Ride Through the Gates of Hell
Mandy starring Nicolas Cage is a hell-raising retro-trippy horror film tracing back to the 80s with LSD drug-induced hauntingly-beautiful fantasy images that will give you nightmares with a twist of Satanism! It's a violent, bone-chilling disturbing, sinister satanic “rock opera.” If you've ever witnessed rock films like Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” and Rocky Horror—you can well relate to a classic heavy metal album such as Meat Loaf’s Bat Out of Hell and combine it “Ghost Rider” and “Raising Arizona” where one of the characters wears a warrior vest. Nicolas Cage's character, Red Miller, wears one also. They should create Mandy: The Ride at Disneyland. I think that would be a big hit with the tourists.
Film Review: '211' Is One of Nicolas Cage's Least Inspiring Films of 2018
Nicolas Cage keeps heading on a downward spiral— cranking out mediocre indie B-straight-to-DVD and VOD films no less than a span of five movies at a time in five months just to pay the bills. They keep going under the radar and are not films audiences are interested in viewing these days. It’s such a travesty because he is a very talented actor, but he just hasn’t been cast in the right film role that really captivates audiences.
Nicolas Cage Will Star in 'Kill Chain'
2018 is turning out to be an extremely busy year for Nicolas Cage. Several of his films are being auctioned off to the highest bidder at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. The festival runs May 8-19. And our hero, Nic Cage, is expected to be there!