Events: October 2009 Archives

file.jpgThe Golden State Pops Orchestra paid tribute to Stu Phillips last night in the beautiful, 1930s art-deco Warner Music Hall. I didn't think I was going to be able to make it to the concert, but I was able to at the last minute and was glad I did.

I admit I was a little disappointed when I first saw the program; Stu had told me that they would be performing Knight Rider during the concert, but it wasn't listed on the schedule. These things happen, but I was still looking forward to the other performances. First, conductor Steven Alan Fox led the orchestra performing the end credits to Star Trek First Contact (not one of Stu's pieces). They also performed a classical piece Stu composed, to show that Stu wasn't just a "Hollywood" composer.

Stu came on stage and led the orchestra performing movements from Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, and an independent film he scored, "The Name of the Game is…Kill." Before each piece, Stu would give a brief overview of the storylines and characters. He was very funny about it all, and had a tongue-in-cheek attitude about how shows were a bit different in the 70s. The BSG theme in particular was absolutely amazing performed live.

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An amazing weekend was had in Las Vegas as Paul Casey put on the first Las Vegas Car Stars. With over 15 TV & Move cars, many Hot Rods and celebrities (from Knight Rider: Michael Scheffe and Catherine Hickland!) a great time was had while also helping the Children's Miracle Network.

Paul continually proves to be a driving forcing in being one man making a difference through these events to help these children's lives. Knight Rider Festival II takes place in Las Vegas March 19-20, 2010. We'll have more about that in the upcoming weeks and months.

You can find more photos on the Las Vegas Car Stars website or in the Knight Registires forum. As a special treat you can find video from the event on Catherine Hickland's twitter, and author Nick Nugent's YouTube.

The beautiful and talented Catherine Hickland, who of course played Stevie on Knight Rider, is attending the Las Vegas Car Stars weekend on Fremont street tonight and tomorrow.


She's been cool enough to share a video where she shows of her beautiful KITT replica. She plans to send more on her twitter @cathickland over the weekend, so be sure to check her out and tweet her thanks!

The Las Vegas Car Stars event is being put on to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network! It features some amazing cars from TV and Film, so if you are in the Las Vegas area, check out this FREE event and support an amazing cause.

For more information on Las Vegas Car Stars visit their website at lasvegascarstars.com or our recap post earlier in the week.

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This weekend on Fremont Street, Paul Casey will be producing the "Las Vegas Car Stars" event. In it's first year, this free event for all features many of the famous cars you grew up with over the years with a celebration only Las Vegas can provide!

Scheduled to appear are the A-Team Van, Adam 12 Stationwagon, Back to the Future Timemachine, Bandit Trans Am, Blues Brothers, Bullitt Mustang, Dukes Police - Sheriff Roscoe, Fast & Furious, General Lee - Dukes of Hazzard, Herbie the Love Bug, KITT, Mad Max Interceptor, Magnum P.I. Ferrari 308, Starsky & Hutch, Star Wars H-Wing, Tango & Cash, Towmater from Cars.

The event takes place on both Friday Oct 23 and Saturday Oct 24, so be sure to check out their website at lasvegascarstars.com for the complete schedule.

Paul as you recall also produces Knight Rider Festival which returns for it's second year on March 19th - 20th, 2010.

If you weren't at KnightCon this past weekend, be sure to check out knightconuk.ning.com for a wealth of submitted photos and videos from the event. Great stories are being told all around, so check it out! There is footage of the 22 KITT conversions, with countless other replica cars, the fans, and guests Michael Scheffe and Nick Nuggent. It's really worth spending a few minutes checking out.

Congrats again to Steve, Rob and their hard working team!

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