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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Thursday Night on the Adventures of the CoffeeBar Kid

This Thursday's a packed show. We lay tunes from the new Starship Christmas album. We interview River specialist David Young about his new book "Rivers: New Zealand's Shared Legacy"; we talk with Killer Queen - A Queen Tribute band and we review the CD launch from Pleasure Point (Wed 4 December at the Realm)
See you online from 7.30 Thursday!

Rivers: New Zealand's shared legacy by by David YoungBeautiful hardback about New Zealand's major rivers, featuring text from natural historian David Young and stunning photography from Aliscia Young.
David tells the often complex story of each river or river system through the people who interact with that river, both historically and in modern times. This is very timely given the current public, political and cultural interests in our river systems.
This beautiful gift book focusing on the amazing and diverse rivers of New Zealand showcases a great deal of the country, with great regional spread.
Rivers examines the situation for our rivers today; it looks at what has happened to our rivers over recent years and what is happening today; it discusses the positives and the negatives, and it looks at the challenges our waterways face now and in the future.
As well as being a celebration of our beautiful rivers, it also focuses on conservation aspects, with commentary on dairying pollution, ecology, conservation orders and Maori claims.
River is a heavily revised and rewritten version of Faces of the River by David Young and Bruce Foster, published in 1986.

Killer Queen
Internationally acclaimed tribute band Killer Queen touch down in New Zealand next week for live performances in Wellington and New Plymouth.
Endorsed by legendary Queen Guitarist Brian May, this music extravaganza features the energy and iconic performances of the English super group, complete with authentic instruments, stunning costumes and one of the very best Freddie Mercury look-alike and sound-alikes - courtesy of Johnny Blunt!
Killer Queen has head-lined festivals world-wide and performed alongside Journey, Foreigner, Thin Lizzy and Twisted Sister.
Break free and relive a special kind of magic with all the best killer Queen hits in one rocking night -
"We Will Rock You", "I Want To Break Free", "We Are The Champions", "Don’t Stop Me Now", "Radio GaGa", "Somebody To Love", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Another One Bites The Dust", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "A Kind Of Magic", Killer Queen and many more!

Thursday 5 Dec - Cosmopolitan Club, Upper Hutt, WELLINGTON
Friday 6 Dec - The Mayfair, NEW PLYMOUTH

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The Starship Christmas Album
The Starship Foundation announces the release of the star-studded Starship Christmas Album 2012 with global superstars lending their support and Justin Bieber, one of the world's most influential entertainers, appearing in the TV commercial to promote the release.

Music industry veteran Paul Ellis worked in conjunction with Universal Music and The Starship Foundation to develop The Starship Christmas Album 2012 and says “Justin Bieber is one of the most powerful celebrities in the world. To have him support this album, generously provide one his tracks for it, and lead the television campaign to promote the album is truly incredible. We're very grateful to him, his management and his record label Universal Music for their amazing support of Starship and this project.”

Along with Bieber, the debut album features some of the biggest names in the music industry including Queen, Lady Gaga (featuring Space Cowboy), Elton John, Ronan Keating, Hayley Westenra, Michael Jackson, Maroon 5, Adeaze, The Jackson Five, Tiki Taane, OneRepublic, and Lucy Lawless. All the artists have all generously provided their recordings royalty free to support Starship.

Track Listing:
1. Queen - Thank God It's Christmas
2. Elton John - Step Into Christmas
3. Lady Gaga featuring Space Cowboy - Christmas Tree
4. Justin Bieber – Mistletoe
5. Adeaze - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
6. Michael Jackson - Little Christmas Tree
7. Hayley Westenra - Sleigh Ride
8. Maroon 5 - Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
9. Tiki Taane - Over The Rainbow
10. OneRepublic - Christmas Without You
11. Ronan Keating - Little Drummer Boy
12. Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
13. Lucy Lawless – Little Child

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