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Welcome to the Volume 27 edition of the McCartney Newsletter.
created by: Martin Nethercutt

Hello everyone! It's time for our McCartney Multimedia Newsletter again. Hope everyone had a great start to the New Year. So without further ado, here's what happened:

Las Vegas

NamesCon 2015
Saw the launch of everything .Buzz

Travel.Buzz is the new technologically disruptive force inside the online travel, entertainment and destination booking industry. At NamesCon, the convention for internet registrars and domain name brokers, Howard Lefkowitz, CEO of 1DegreeWorld presented Vegas.Buzz, Vegas.Ninja, LosAngeles.Buzz and more sites - all part of a growing network of Travel.Buzz sites. During his speech about the new "Better than Best Rate Guarantee" engine, he was beautifully "interrupted" by the #DotBuzzShowgirls wearing the ".Buzz" logo on their feather head dresses. What's more, inside the headdresses were hidden GoPros constantly filming the audience's reaction. Then there was confetti!  The presentation turned into an event no attendee will forget anytime soon.  
Nicely done team!

McCartney Multimedia, Inc is currently conducting social media strategy, content planning and execution for all the social media platforms. So, we encourage you to download the Travel.Buzz app and please hit "Like Us" on FB and Twitter and Pinterest, well you get the picture. But seriously, download the FREE app, it's really cool.
(Pictured: Dearbhla McNulty-Burnes, Ruth McCartney, Howard Lefkowitz)

Download Travel.Buzz app !

Baker, CA (Martin's Road Log)

Baker, CA

Sometimes you have to follow your instinct and know where to look for the "shot." We were on the road to Las Vegas, when I spotted this little gem on the wall behind the Sizzler that used be there next to the Chevron station in "downtown" Baker.
It's right opposite Arne's Royal Hawaiian Motel where my wife met her last husband! It's being torn down soon, so if you're on the way to Vegas, stop by and take a picture.

So, I'm walking behind the building to stretch my legs, and behold I spotted a "Banksy" in the middle of nowhere. Ruth took the picture.

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

Went spent 5 days in Scottsdale and met up with old friends and made new ones.
Our trip started with the Arabian Horse Show at West World where the horses were really in the spotlight. You can see a short video clip of the presentations on Martin's Facebook page. Thanks so much to Stuart Sander of Sterling Bloodstock for showing us around, introducing us to owners, trainers and breeders, and for generally opening up our eyes to this beautiful passion. Not sure where we'd keep a horse in 90293 but never say never! We had a wonderful time.
Also, a big thank you goes out to Bob and Julie Pomeroy of Pomeroy Lodging in Canada (eh?) for hosting a private horse presentation and having us over to their homestead for cocktails afterwards. Thanks, guys.

Sanctuary, Paradise Valley, AZ

We met up with our Tea partners at elements @ the Sanctuary for some light breakfast discussing business opportunities for Angie's Mrs. McCartney's Teas brand. Old friends, Kerry and Cynthia Dunne met our new friends and tea suppliers Dean and Lummy Jablon. We had a great time and actually got a lot of business done, considering our beautiful Paradise Valley surroundings. The icing on the cake was a quick visit with Iron Chef Beau Macmillan who is tasting Angie's teas and coming up with ideas for recipes... stay tuned on that one!

Glitz, Glam, Give @ Ritz Carlton, PHX

We saved the best for last. A special Oscar™ night gala took place at the Ritz Carlton in Phoenix benefitting the Arthritis Foundation.
We were invited by event Chair Francis Tesmer and lifestyle guru Rolf Lohse (Rolfs Salon).
The night was filled with Hollywood glamour and sophistication, and the star of the show was Mr. Las Vegas comedian and ventriloquist Terry Fator who keeps the cause of Arthritis very close to his heart.

Guests arrived on the red carpet greeted by paparazzi and were treated like movie stars. The evening included mystery boxes, gourmet dining, live entertainment, 2 fabulous fashion and hair shows from Rolfs Global, and a live auction intertwined with the 87th Annual broadcast of the Academy Awards® on ABC15.

View more photos of the event here.

For more information please visit GlitzGlamGive.org 

Mrs. McCartney's Teas launches "50 Shades of Earl Grey"

KTLA 5, Los Angeles

Recently, Angie was featured on KTLA 5, Los Angeles, for her new flavour: "50 Shades of Earl Grey."
Her launch coincided with the release of the movie: 50 Shades of Grey and @DougKolk from KTLA decided it would be a good idea to feature our little ageless entrepreneuress!

<<< You can watch the clip here.

Toluca Lake Times
I want to talk about my new friend Angie

"We have a lot in common as we are both in our 80’s, charging into life with saucy ideas. We enjoyed unexpected romance later in life, and we both have interesting stepsons.
My amazing stepson, Adam Lawrence, has a birthday today (happy, happy dear), and he is a full speed ahead blind person who is a leading force to help stop blindness.
Angie’s amazing stepson, Paul McCartney, is a singer…
Never Too Old For Fifty Shades of Grey"
Read the entire article here...

The Teas ~ Organic, Fair Trade & Fab!
The Teas ~ Organic, Fair Trade  & Fab!
Angie is featuring a myriad of fab flavours of Organic and Fair Trade Teas for you to enjoy - you can find them by clicking on the "Store" above and each purchase will directly benefit the Linda McCartney Breast Cancer Research Centre in Liverpool, UK. We have STRONG British Breakfast (be warned, your spoon might stand up in the cup); 50 Shades of Earl Grey (if you're feeling naughtea); Strawberry Green Fields (forever); Blueberry Meanie (a black tea with organic blueberries) ; Liverpool Red a Rooibos with Herbs de Provence (if South Africa and Southern France had a baby this would be it!); Golden Slumbers (a green tea with a cheeky little toasted puffy rice); Rockstar Rescue (a throat soothing, after show tea).
Recently, we've expanded our inventory with bold new flavours: Penny Lane Peppermint, Abbey Road Apple, Maharishi Peach, Maxwell's Silver Needle (loose tea) are now available in the store. If you just can't decide, then we can send you a Variety Pack of a mixture splendid comestibles for you to pick your favourite.
Click here to visit the store.

Angie McCartney ~ The Tea Lady
Having had high tea with both billionaires and busboys, notables and the notorious, Angie is well versed in the art of conversation with her common touch approach to life. As the only living Beatles' step-mom, she's always ready to regale with anecdotes of inspiration, humor, survival instincts, small business tips and tricks, backstage tidbits, and is interested in everything and everybody.

How You're Helping
All of the flavours are Organic and Fair Trade Teas ~ you can find them by clicking on the "Store", and each purchase will directly benefit the Linda McCartney Breast Cancer Research Centre in Liverpool, UK as Angie firmly believes that charity begins at home. In her mid-eighties and as feisty as ever, Angie still has major plans to take over the world. Look out Betty White!
You can download Angie McCartney - The Tea Lady brochure here...(PDF) and also our Brand Deck for interested distributors and licensing partners

Ideal for your small business branded gifts!

Upcoming - MHT - Vienna, Austria

The Magical History Tour is coming to Austria!

Jetzt kommt sie endlich auch nach Österreich - die offizielle Beatles Show der McCartney Group! Eine authentische Zeitreise zurück in die 60er Jahre: mit einer interaktiven Live-Show,  einem Beatles Konzert featuring The Cavern Club Beatles aus Liverpool - einer der besten Beatles Bands der Welt - und mit zwei Personen live on stage, die die Roaring Sixties wirklich zusammen mit den Beatles erlebt haben: Paul McCartneys Schwester Ruth und ihre Mutter Angie McCartney!
Diese aufwändig gestaltete Konzert-Show zeigt alle musikalischen Karrierehighlights der Beatles: von den frühen Erfolgen über Beatlemania, Sgt. Pepper bis hin Abbey Road und Let It Be – insgesamt mehr als 30 Beatles Hits in den originalgetreuen Anzügen und Kostümen der jeweiligen Epoche.
Zwischen den musikalischen Sets geben Angie & Ruth McCartney live on stage in drei höchst spannenden und unterhaltsamen Talk Show-Blöcken ihre privaten Erlebnisse mit den Beatles zum Besten. Angie und Ruth erzählen authentische Stories zu den größten Beatles Hits und wie diese Songs entstanden sind  - schließlich haben John Lennon und Paul McCartney einige ihrer größten Welthits direkt vor ihren Augen im Hause McCartney komponiert. Bisher unveröffentlichte Filme und Fotos aus dem McCartney-Privatarchiv vervollständigen diese intime Einblicke in die Geschichte einer der unbestreitbar größten, die Musikgeschichte mitbestimmenden, Bands der Welt.
Die Cavern Club Beatles sind die offizielle Residence Band im legendären Cavern Club und eine der weltbesten Beatles Bands. Sie spielen weltweit in ausverkauften Hallen - so zum Beispiel 2014 bei den offiziellen 50 Jahr-Feierlichkeiten zur Ankunft der Beatles in den USA. Die Musiker stammen allesamt aus Liverpool. Sie treten in Original Beatles Kostümen auf und spielen die Beatles Songs so unglaublich originalgetreu, dass man meinen könnte, die Fab Four höchstpersönlich vor sich zu haben! Mit dabei die größten Beatles Hits : I Want To Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, Yesterday, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Penny Lane, Let It Be, Get Back und viele mehr.
Die Band spielt mit originalgetreuen Instrumenten, wie sie auch die Beatles schon in den 60er Jahren benutzt haben. Durch die Originalkostüme und die Bühnenchoreographie fühlt sich der Zuschauer in ein echtes Beatles Konzert zurückversetzt. Die Magical History Tour - die offizielle Beatles Show der McCartney Group - bietet über zwei Stunden Unterhaltung und ein Hitfeuerwerk der Extraklasse! 

Get Tickets! / Karten kaufen!

Meanwhile if you would like to know more about our show, click here.

Dinner with the McCartneys

Guess who's coming to dinner?
June 16 & 17th, 2015 the McCartney girls are coming to Kemah, TX to partake in a culinary extravaganza evening at eculent.

Chefs David Skinner and Michael Calvino are breaking all the boundaries of a typical dining experience. Prepare to be absorbed into a multi-sensory event like no other.
Like an intricate timepiece, your choreographed evening is created through a series of fine detail.  Each course is alive with custom created scents, choreographed lighting, changing local artwork, and a movie quality soundtrack.

Its 6:30 and the bamboo door opens to a warm and intimate world where artistry flourishes and shades of earth fill the room as does the scent of something familiar and comforting. The barrier between chef and guest dissolves away. You are escorted to your table, which is barren except for a singular golden box. A surprise perhaps, or a precursor to the series of tantalizing and playful dishes awaiting you.

For early reservations, please see the contact below.
Hope to see y'all there!

709 Harris Ave.
Kemah, TX — 77565
(713)-429-4311 Reservation Line

McCartney NetWork News

Steve Tyrell

Grammy Award-winning vocalist Steve Tyrell is truly a renaissance man. In over four decades in the music business, he has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor, and performer.

With his breakthrough performances in “Father of the Bride” and “Father of the Bride II,” Steve Tyrell reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience.  With the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, producing hits for Grammy-winning Artists ranging from Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville, to Rod Stewart and Diana Ross, Steve himself has sold hundreds of thousands of albums and gained a passionate following all over the world.  His hits “The Way You Look Tonight,” “The Simple Life,” “Crush On You” and “The Sunny Side of The Street,” have launched thousands of weddings and millions of romances. He’s held top positions at Standards, Swing, and Big Band outlets with a devoted following at key Adult Contemporary Radio.
With sold out shows across America and raves from around the world, his following increases day by day. Although Steve tours mainly with his band, he also enjoys playing with some of the most renowned orchestras in the land, and has had multiple performances with The Boston Pops, The New York Pops, The Nashville Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, and The Houston Symphony.  Most recently, he has appeared with the New West Symphony performing Joseph Sohms photo symphony “Visions of America” narrated by Clint Eastwood, singing the songs of  Roger Kellaway and Alan and Marilyn Bergman. 

A BIG congrats to Steve for his new album "That Lovin' Feeling" entering the Billboard Jazz Charts at an astounding #5 first week!

Melvyn's @ Ingleside Inn - Palm Springs, CA.

TONIGHT - March 5th, 2015, 6 PM
Ivor Davis

Attention Beatles Fans!
An evening with Beatles Expert Number 1, Ivor Davis.

In the summer of 1964, the Beatles took America by storm and changed rock ’n’ roll forever. In this first-ever chronicling of that revolutionary tour from the inside, author Ivor Davis serves up the stories behind the stories as only an insider can.

In the rowdy and riotous recollections of The Beatles and Me On Tour, Ivor Davis, then a reporter for the London Daily Express, shares his unrestricted access to the Liverpool lads as a member of the Beatles entourage. From inside the band’s hotel suites to the concert arenas to the private jets, the madness and magic plays out through Davis’ personal accounts of hanging with the Beatles for thirty-four jam-packed days.

Go behind the scenes for all-night Monopoly games with John Lennon, witness the Beatles’ legendary living-room jam with Elvis, and be there the night Bob Dylan introduces the band to pot. Roll up for this definitive account of the legendary band at a critical moment in the history of rock ’n’ roll.

Restaurant of the Month

Brat Haüs
Old Town Scottsdale

Nestled in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Brat Haüs features Arizona's most welcoming beer garden with 28 craft beers on tap. Enjoy German, Belgian and American craft beer including local Arizona breweries. Enjoy a pint, a boot or a stein in our Bru Haüs or out in our Beer Garden.

The open air patio paired with delicious grub and genuine hospitality, makes Brat Haus the perfect Scottsdale spot for a casual lunch or dinner. Elevate your merriment by enjoying one of the patio games including bag toss, ping-pong, darts and life-sized Jenga. The patio is also a dog friendly zone!
The menu features made from scratch cuisine inspired by European food craftsmen, offering a wide variety of brats, burgers, salads, specialty dishes, pretzels, schnitzel and Belgian fries. The brats are made fresh using only Niman Ranch pork for an all natural and gluten free dining experience.

Recipe of The Month

Baked Coconut Shrimp
(Recipe courtesy Allrecipes.com)

Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)
Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Rinse and dry shrimp with paper towels.
Mix cornstarch, salt, and cayenne pepper in a shallow bowl; pour coconut flakes in a separate shallow bowl. Working with one shrimp at a time, dredge it in the cornstarch mixture, then dip it in the egg white, and roll it in the coconut, making sure to coat the shrimp well.
Place on the prepared baking sheet, and repeat with the remaining shrimp.
Bake the shrimp until they are bright pink on the outside and the meat is no longer transparent in the center and the coconut is browned, 15 to 20 minutes, flipping the shrimp halfway through.

Featured Artist

Joe Baldino - The Kokopelli Project

Joe has been playing guitar and writing music since the age of 10.
Joe is self-taught which opened the door to his unique style and sound.

His songs are all original and the sound is a melting pot of acoustic, easy listening jazz saturated with a Latin feel.
The ambiance of his music is mesmerizing and passionate to the core.

Joe is currently working with (Brian Bromberg) one of the most respected musicians and producers in the industry
who has several top 10 Billboard hits every year. Brian is producing Joe’s new hit “Skippy”
Brian says of Joe’s latest song. “Great vibe, I want to record this with all A list players. 
Really fun and good enough to make some real noise“. 

Fitz of KJJZ 102.3 Recording Artist/Producer/Performer/ Concert Promoter/Air Personality.
Says …”Really Love Joe’s sound “

You can also hear Joe’s music on Dish Network programs including
The EGTVN promo and jingles that are currently aired

The compilation of his music touches people of all ages with its universal theme
of soulful reflections.

The songs from his latest album, “The Kokopelli Project,” were inspired by the spiritual undertones and beauty of the West. This compilation of music touches people of all ages with its universal theme of soulful reflection. Joe has developed every aspect of his music: Composing, Engineering and Artwork.

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