Archive for February, 2011

Win a Trip to see Duran Duran in Austin, TX at SXSW

by Cindy Robinson

Southwest Airlines, Urban Outfitters and Thrillist have teamed up to offer a lucky winner and their guest a VIP trip to Austin, TX and two badges to South by Southwest (SXSW) 2011 Music & Film Festival to see the best new bands out there along with guest appearances and concerts by Ozomatli, the Strokes, possibly Snow Patrol and Duran Duran.

Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes

Duran Duran are currently doing promotional appearances around the globe to promote their latest album, All You Need Is Now, which is currently available in a 9 song EP on iTunes with a physical CD Deluxe Edition due out in the USA on March 22nd. The band will embark on a world tour in March including a stop at SXSW on March 16 to headline the Time Out showcase at Stubb’s  and give a Featured Interview at the Austin Convention Center on March 17.

The band has also scheduled a stop in Los Angeles to visit the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 22nd. Limited tickets are available now for the TV show taping via the Tonight Show’s site.

Go to Thrillist’s contest page to sign up now! The winner will receive a VIP Trip to Austin during the SXSW Festival , March 14th-19th, featuring:

  • $500 Urban Outfitters Shopping Spree
  • (2) Roundtrip Tickets to Austin on Southwest Airlines
  • (2) Music Festival Badges
  • (5) Nights Deluxe Hotel Accommodations
  • VIP Access to Thrillist Austin’s Party @ Antone’s
  • Guaranteed Access to UO’s “Live in Austin 2011” Performances
  • Dinners at Thrillist-curated Restaurants
  • Lifetime Subscription to Grooveshark Anywhere

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NBC and Chipotle Team Up for FREE Food

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Television network NBC, their new show America’s Next Great Restaurant and burrito giant, Chipotle, have teamed up to offer viewers a great coupon for a buy one, get one free item at a Chipotle Mexican Grill location near you. Please go to America’s Next Great Restaurant Facebook page, ‘like’ them and then go to the Chipotle tab and watch the video.

Once the video completes, you will be able to print out your Chipotle coupon so be sure to have your printer connected and loaded with paper. The offer is limited to one per person and creates a unique code on the coupon so you can only use it once.

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Bruno Mars and Janelle Monáe announce American tour dates

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Fresh off his GRAMMY win for Best Male Pop Vocal for his song Just the Way You Are, singer Bruno Mars and Janelle Monáe announce a co-headlining tour of North America this summer, Hooligans in Wondaland. Complete tour dates for the May & June trek across America are listed below. Fan club presale via Bruno Mars website begins on Thursday 2/17 and public on-sale starts Saturday 2/26. Which show will we see you at?

Mars’ is currently filming the video for his next single, the Lazy Song in Los Angeles this week.

Tour dates:

Weds 5-4 @ Roseland Ballroom New York, NY
Sat 5-7 @ Agganis Arena Boston, MA
Sun 5-8 @ Susquehanna Bank Ctr. Camden, NJ
Tue 5-10 @ Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA
Weds 5-11 @ Fillmore Miami Beach Miami Beach, FL
Tues 5-17 @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie Grand Prarie, TX
Weds 5-18 @ Reliant Arena Houston, TX
Fri 5-20 @ Jubliee CityFest Montgomery, AL
Sun 5-22 @ Caesars Windsor Windsor, ON
Tues 5-24 @ Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
Weds 5-25 @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium St. Paul, MN
Fri 5-27 @ Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL
Sat 5-28 @ Uptown Theatre Kansas City, MO
Sun 5-29 @ 1st Bank Center Broomfield, CO
Mon 5-30 @ McKay Events Center Oren, UT
Thurs 6-2 @ WAMU Theater @ Qwest Field Seattle, WA
Fri 6-3 @ Rogers Arena Vancouver, BC
Sat 6-4 @ Roseland Theatre Portland, OR
Tues 6-7 @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino Reno, NV
Weds 6-8 @ Bill Graham Civic Auditiorium San Francisco, CA
Fri 6-10 @ Spotlight 29 Casino Coachella, CA
Sat 6-11 @ San Diego County Fair Del Mar, CA
Sun 6-12 @ Gibson Amphitheatre Universal City, CA
Weds 6-15 @ Comerica Theatre Phoenix, AZ

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NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® & Aquafresh samples & coupons

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Here are a couple of great deals to get your week started dear readers. NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice ® will send you a FREE sample of coffee while supplies last when you like them on Facebook and click on the NESCAFÉ® sample tab. Allow them to access your information and input your mailing address. (You can always remove this later from your application settings).

Aquafresh toothpaste also has a list of new printable coupons available on their site now. Hurry over and print yours before they are gone! They include $1.00 off coupons for a variety of toothpaste products in any size and a $7.00 off coupon for Aquafresh White Trays!

Happy saving everyone! Do you have some freebies or coupon deals to share? Leave a comment and share with Life On The Scene readers.

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Denny’s Offers FREE Valentine’s Day eCards; FREE Pancake Puppies Sundae

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Denny’s – Open your heart!.

Send a FREE Valentine’s Day eCard to a loved one and they will also receive a coupon for a FREE Pancake Puppies Sundae (with purchase of entrée) at Denny’s. Plus, you’ll also get a coupon for yourself.

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Jack Black to Host Kids Choice Awards 2011

Always full of surprises, actor/comedian Jack Black will take viewers on a wild ride as he returns to host Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards, premiering live on Saturday, April 2, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/Tape delayed for West Coast).  Back by popular demand, Black, who will star in the upcoming film Kung Fu Panda 2, returns for the third time (2006 and 2008) to host the ultimate kid experience from the all-new venue, the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles.

Katy Perry gets slimed at Kids Choice 2010

Nominees Include Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Swift, the Jonas Brothers, Robert Downey Jr., Emma Watson, Tim Allen, Miranda Cosgrove, Will Ferrell, Selena Gomez, Big Time Rush, Jack Black, Victoria Justice, Steve Carell, Cameron Diaz and More!

This year, first-time nominees rule the categories as Nickelodeon’s very own Big Time Rush nabbed two – one for Favorite TV Show (up against iCarly, The Suite Life on Deck and Wizards of Waverly Place), the other in the Favorite Music Group category (against Black Eyed Peas, Jonas Brothers and first-time nominee Lady Antebellum). Recording artist Train (nominated for “Hey, Soul Sister” in the Favorite Song category,) Bruno Mars (nominated for Favorite Male Singer) and Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks (nominated for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for Toy Story 3) also scored first-time nominations. Gold medal Olympian Lindsey Vonn made her debut in the Favorite Female Athlete category against Danica Patrick, Serena Williams and Venus Williams.

Viewers will also vote on who kicked the most butt in film this year as Jackie Chan (The Karate Kid), Steve Carell (Despicable Me), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 2 and first-time nominee) and Will Ferrell (Megamind) compete for the Favorite Butt-Kicker award.

The animated movie categories are filled with star power as Cameron Diaz (Shrek Forever After), Eddie Murphy (Shrek Forever After), Tom Hanks (Toy Story 3) and Tim Allen (Toy Story 3) all received nominations for Favorite Voice in an Animated Movie.

In television, American Idol returns for its seventh nomination in Favorite Reality Show, up against America’s Funniest Home Videos, America’s Got Talent and Wipeout, while TV sidekicks battle it out as David Henrie, Jennette McCurdy, Noah Munck and Brenda Song compete for the Funniest Sidekick Category.

 Last year, Olympic Gold Medalist Apolo Anton Ohno was catapulted during a high-flying stunt into a pool of slime! Who will get the slime honors for 2011?

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Win Tickets To See INXS In Toronto

Sony Music Canada would like to give Canadian fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to see  Australian band INXS live at The Sound Academy in Toronto on March 2, 2011!

Enter to win by submitting your details before February 24th on Sony’s contest form here. You must be a resident of Canada (excluding Quebec), aged 19+ and have transportation to the show.

This is the only concert INXS currently have scheduled for Canada, promoting their latest album, Original Sin, so don’t miss your chance to see Kirk Pengilly, Jon Farriss, Garry Beers, Andrew Farriss, and Tim Farriss perform live with Canadian frontman, J.D. Fortune!

Good luck to all who enter, Sony is giving away three pairs of tickets!

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FREE Taco Bell taco; great coupons for Clorox and Greenies

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Taco Bell is currently offering a FREE taco to customers who ‘like’ them on Facebook. Go to Taco Bell’s Facebook page, click ‘like’ and go to the ‘free taco’ tab to print your coupon!

Clorox is also offering a great deal via their Facebook page when you ‘like’ them as well. Go to the Clorox Facebook page, click ‘like’ and go to the “Clorox Home” tab, then click on the “Products & Offers” tab and scroll to the bottom to print your coupon for $1.00 off any size Clorox product. The travel size wipes often retail for about $1.00 so you may likely score a free product with this deal!

Greenies also has two great coupons going on their site for pet dental health month. Both offers can be found on their site here – one coupon is for $3.00 off the large-sized bag when you ‘like’ them on Facebook. The 2nd coupon is a great one they often have available, buy one get one free, any size single Greenies treat. Greenies are available for both cats & dogs and our pets love them! Finicky felines come running when they smell them and the dog chews them up in the blink of an eye. Best of all, they are supposed to be great for your pets teeth!

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Jude Law and Sienna Miller split…again

 by Cindy Robinson
 

People magazine  confirms that actors Jude Law and Sienna Miller have split…again. Newsworthy? Not particularly, just another day in the on again off again relationship for these two. A friend of Laws’ states the cliché, “it is mutual and amicable and they are still friends”.

The couple was first engaged in 2004, split in 2006, reunited & it feels so good in 2009. Will the ladies be lining up now that Jude is single again? Is anyone really surprised by this split? Comment? Thoughts? Do share!

The actor is currently filming Sherlock Holmes 2 in London with the happily married Robert Downey Jr.

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INXS & Train Wrap Up A Day On The Green Concert Series

INXS, Train & the Models courtesy of INXS.com

by Cindy Robinson

INXS & Train are currently wrapping up their A Day On The Green summer concert tour of Australia which has become the most successful run of this concert series so far.

Original INXS members Kirk Pengilly, Garry Beers and brothers Tim, Jon & Andrew Farriss are currently promoting their latest offering, Original Sin, which features their own songs completely reworked and sung by a host of different international singers, including RockStar: INXS winner, J.D. Fortune, Train’s Pat Monahan and Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty.

INXS back with singer J.D. Fortune and Train are at the end of a 2 week concert run across Australia with Pat Monahan joining INXS on stage during their song, Beautiful Girl. The band with guest Pat Monahan recently stopped by the Sunrise Entertainment morning show in Australia to perform a moving rendition of Beautiful Girl live on TV.

INXS have a handful of international tour dates on their roster. Let’s hope we see more dates from this great live band as the northern hemisphere moves forward into their summer concert series.

  • February 12 2011, All Saints Estate, Rutherglen, VIC, Australia             
  • February 16 2011, Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • February 18 2011, Movistar Arena, Santiago de Chile, Chile
  • February 20 2011, Iquique Summer Festival, Tierra de Campeones, Iquique, Chile
  • March 02 2011, Sound Academy, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • March 12 2011, Enlighten Festival, Commonwealth Place, Canberra, Australia

Train also have a long list of international tour dates ahead of them including stops in New Zealand, Mexico, Dubai, dates throughout South America and the USA. Full tour informati0n can be found on Train’s website.

INXS and Train have all signed a Fender electric guitar which is currently up for auction on eBay. It comes with a road case and a photograph of all the artists with the guitar to aid victims of the Australian floods. The auction runs through February 17th and can be viewed on eBay with full information also available on the INXS site.

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