Full Throttle Band:
Nolan Wren – Leader/Drums
Bryan Archer – Guitar
Jeff Ramos – Bass
Nick Gilroy – Keyboards
Jayme Palmer – Vocalist
In December, we dropped by Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia to check out the Local 47 rock band performing at the theme park’s “Snowy Nights” evening concerts.
Dubbed the Mistle-Tones during the holiday season, the group entertained park goers with fun renditions of holiday tunes from a large stage set up outside the Full Throttle ride. Additional guest vocalist on the night of our visit was Actors’ Equity member Joe Donohoe. During the evening DJ sets, Local 47 member Ricky Lorek performed live drums.
Photos: Linda A. Rapka
The Full Throttle band also performed during the summers and Fright Fest Halloween-season “Voodoo Nights” in 2013 and 2014.
Emmanuel Fratianni conducts the 70-piece Hollywood Scoring Orchestra at the preview opening gala of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX on June 20, 2013. Photos courtesy of Laurie Robinson
(#TBT Throwback Thursday post: This article originally appeared in the August 2013 issue of the AFM Local 47 Overture.)
70-piece Hollywood Scoring Orchestra plays once-in-a-lifetime gig at new LAX Tom Bradley International Terminal
by Linda A. Rapka
In what marked possibly the first world premiere of a symphonic poem ever to take place at an airport, the Hollywood Scoring Orchestra provided a once-in-a-lifetime musical experience at Los Angeles International Airport June 20 with the debut of “Portale — A Symphonic Poem,” especially composed by Emmanuel Fratianni and Laurie Robinson. Continue reading →
Motion Picture Academy debuts first time Oscar Concert
by Linda A. Rapka
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented the first live concert of the year’s Oscar-nominated music at UCLA’s Royce Hall Feb. 27, three days before the 86th Annual Academy Awards.
Alternating between performances of the year’s nominees for best original score and best original song, the historic concert featured the 80-piece Academy Symphony Orchestra comprising some of Los Angeles’s finest studio musicians.