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Upcoming episode: What’s That About? Discovery Channel, Aug. 25

From The Discovery Channel:

What’s That About?: “The Rock Concert”
Fri., Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

It’s 11 p.m. and the hockey game has just wrapped. In just 20 hours this building – bigger than an airplane hanger – will be transformed from a temple of sports and sweat into a high-tech stage hosting the concert event of the year. The mastermind behind the transformation is Rick Annett. The concert in question is The Australian Pink Floyd Show – a high-tech spectacle emulating one of the rock icons of all time – that has been playing to critical acclaim all over the world for 15 years. Follow Annett, as his crew transforms the hockey rink into one of the foremost rock concert venues in North America – literally overnight. Just where does the ice go? Will the venue be ready for the band to roll in at sunrise? Watch as tour manager Kevin Hopgood races against the clock to move in their truckloads of gear and get it set up for the performance of their lives in front of thousands of passionate “Floyd Heads” in just a few short hours? This episode also demystifies the magic of lasers and rock-and-roll SFX, and reveals how the quintessential classic electric guitars and state-of-the-art drums and speakers are made. Finally, climb aboard and experience the luxurious tour bus and see what “must have” items are part their contract rider.


Steffi D. walks right out of Canadian Idol

From CTV:

She had escaped elimination for four of the past five weeks after placing in the bottom group of vote-getters, but Steffi DiDomenicantonio’s dream of the Canadian Idol crown finally came to and end tonight. The 17-year-old high school student from Ottawa-Gatineau known across Canada for her trademark bows was eliminated during a live results show on CTV after receiving the fewest of a season-high 3.1 million votes cast last night. DiDomenicantonio was eliminated after performing “These Boots Are Made For Walking” during last night’s “Country Standards” episode. Now, just four remain representing the provinces of Saskatchewan, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland as Canada’s No. 1 show builds to its impending climax in September.

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