The suspect, James Holmes, 24, of Aurora, was caught by police in the parking lot of the Century 16 Movie Theaters, nine miles outside Denver, after police began receiving dozens of 911 calls at 12:39 a.m. MT. Police said the man appeared to have acted alone.
Witnesses in the movie theater said Holmes crashed into the auditorium through an emergency exit about 30 minutes into the film, set off a smoke bomb, and began shooting. Holmes stalked the aisles of the theater, shooting at random, as panicked movie-watchers in the packed auditorium tried to escape, witnesses said.
“The suspect throws tear gas in the air, and as the tear gas appears he started shooting,” said Lamar Lane, who was watching the midnight showing of the movie with his brother. “It was very hard to breathe. I told my brother to take cover. It took awhile. I started seeing flashes and screaming, I just saw blood and people yelling and a quick glimpse of the guy who had a gas mask on. I was pushed out. There was chaos, we started running.”
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COLORADO SPRINGS (Reuters) – A wildfire raging near some of Colorado’s most popular tourist sites grew suddenly more ferocious on Tuesday, forcing 32,000 people from their homes, prompting evacuations from the U.S. Air Force Academy and swallowing numerous houses at the edge of Colorado Springs.
From the vantage point of a command post about 10 miles from the path of advancing flames, the entire community of Mountain Shadows, a northwest subdivision, appeared to be enveloped in an orange glow after dark.
“This is a fire of epic proportions,” Colorado Springs Fire Chief Rich Brown said as ash drifted down on the city, sirens wailed and the thick smell of smoke permeated the air.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper flew into the city Tuesday night by helicopter to meet with fire commanders and tour the fire zone first-hand. He noted that the blaze was one of at least a dozen burning throughout the state. Four people have died in Colorado wildfires so far this year.
via Wildfires worsen in Colorado, 32,000 flee homes – Yahoo! News.
Summer is quickly coming apart, and July will soon be breaking out of its shell. This can only mean that we’re getting
closer to July 10th which will officially be Uncaged.
Don’t forget to prepare yourself for the new Zac Brown Band album unveiling with some of our Uncaged exclusive Southern Ground goodies which will only be available thru July 3rd!
Here’s a little reminder of all the available pre-sales:
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Kenny Chesney Concert Streams Live on YouTube Tonight
ShorefireKenny Chesney’s American Express Unstaged live concert streams live Wednesday night at 8:30 ET on YouTube.com/KennyChesneyVevo. The show will be directed by Oscar winner Jonathan Demme during Kenny’s show on the beach in Wildwood, NJ. It’s all in support of his new album, Welcome to the Fishbowl, in stores now.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012 – 16:12
With approximately twenty more shows going on sale tomorrow, we wanted to take a minute to remind fans that the best seats in the house for most shows are PAPERLESS.
The good news is that paperless tickets are really helping with Eric’s efforts to get good seats to real fans at face value. As an example, the Cincinnati show went onsale last Friday. If this was a show in the first half of the tour, we would have seen 800-1000 tickets immediately for sale on StubHub for prices up to ten times face value. Instead, there are only 232 tickets on StubHub at present, and NONE of the best seats in the venue are listed for sale!! Check it out HERE
Let’s hope scalpers (“slimy sons of bitches” as Eric called them in Billboard) learn to stay away from Eric Church shows!
Paperless FAQ is HERE >>
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‘Off to war’: Charleston pilot writes country music hit
by Airman 1st Class Tom Brading
Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs
6/13/2012 – JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — Country music legend Johnny Cash is renowned for his impact to the entertainment industry. However, before Johnny Cash was dressed in black, he wore Air Force blues. Other prior military musicians include Willie Nelson, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis Presley.
One Joint Base Charleston pilot may be added to that elite list of famous songwriting servicemembers.
For Maj. Pete Reddan, a pilot with the 437th Airlift Wing, heading off to deployed locations, such as combat zones, is just another part of the job. But, in addition to soaring through the skies piloting aircraft, Reddan is also an accomplished country music songwriter.
Click here to Listen and Support this American hero by Downloading the song!
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SPEAK NOW, TREASURES FROM THE WORLD TOUR EXHIBITION TO OPEN JUNE 6
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will explore superstar Taylor Swift’s record-breaking world tour with the exhibition Taylor Swift: Speak Now-Treasures from the World Tour, which opens on June 6, 2012, and runs through November 4, 2012. The exhibition will include dozens of costumes, instruments, set pieces and props from the six-time Grammy winner‘s acclaimed 2011-12 Speak Now World Tour, which entertained more than 1.5 million fans over 111 shows in 19 countries spanning four continents.
“Taylor Swift’s Speak Now tour was one of the most successful tours in all of music, and she has been an ambassador for country music, raising awareness of our genre literally around the globe,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “We are delighted to be able to bring our visitors up close and personal with many of their favorite elements from the show, from the colorful and elaborate stage costumes and beautiful instruments, to the magnificent ‘Juliet balcony’ that Taylor entered near the conclusion of each show and ‘flew’ around the circumference of each venue.
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Miranda Lambert Uses Twitter to Speak Her Mind and Spy on Her Husband
Randee St. NicholasMiranda Lambert isn’t afraid to speak her mind on Twitter, and you may recall she used the social network to call out Eric Church last month. Miranda took issue with Eric’s statements about artists that got their start on TV music competitions. Of course, Miranda got her start on Nashville Star, and her husband Blake Shelton is a mentor on NBC’s The Voice.
Eric issued a statement saying he never meant to offend anyone with his statements, and Miranda has moved on from the incident too.
“I think that anybody can get roped into a really bad interview situation,” Miranda says. “I’ve had things printed about me before that sounded way worse than they were.”
Miranda adds that she and Eric are totally fine now, and there’s no ongoing feud to speak of between them.
She says, “It’s not really a feud. It’s just ‘Dude, you totally messed up and you know it’ and you move on.”
Miranda has other uses for Twitter including following her favorite celebrities Oprah Winfrey and Jessica Simpson. She also keeps an eye on her Blake’s wacky Twitter feed too.
“If I’m gonna check up on someone, it’s definitely Blake,” Miranda says with a laugh. “I look to see who he’s following and why, and why they’re all hot girls. Check his direct messages. Things like that. No big deal.”
Miranda will be checking up on Blake before hitting the stage in Columbus, OH, Thursday night.
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