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Artist Ticket Picks: Doktor Dolittle, Blackheart Romance, Chastity Belt and more!

lotte_reiniger_doctor_dolittleWelcome to this week’s Artist Ticket Picks! The Artist Ticket program gives our customers a way to donate to causes that we care about.

If you’re an event producer, you can allow your ticket buyers to purchase limited-edition tickets printed with original artwork in your event settings. The ticket buyer will pay a small, additional charge of $0.25 and receive a limited edition, collectible ticket imprinted with original artwork. The current charity of our choosing will receive 100% of the additional charge. Physical tickets must be enabled on the event.

If you’re a ticket buyer, you can check to see if the limited edition ticket is available to you at the beginning of the ticket checkout process or by visiting the Artist Ticket page. You receive a small piece of collectible art and support a valuable cause just by checking the box in the Artist Ticket widget when you’re purchasing your tickets!

See a full list of events carrying the tickets on the Artist Ticket page, as well as find out more about the beneficiary for the current run of Artist Tickets.

So, without further ado, here are this week’s Artist Ticket picks:

DVD_Dolittle_800Thursday, January 23 and Saturday, February, 1 I Do the Doktor DolittleSeattle, Washington

Long before Eddie Murphy or Rex Harrison appeared in the role on the big screen, Lotte Reiniger, a 29-year-old German animator, created the first feature film about Doctor Dolittle and his thrilling journey to Africa.

Reinger’s film, made near the end of the silent film era, is a masterpiece of intricate silhouette-animation techniques that weaves a magical tale of talking animals and the benevolent doctor who understands what they say.  We have commissioned Seattle musicians and composers Miles and Karina (Dave Keenan and Nova Devonie) to compose and perform a new score for the film, featuring guitar, violin, accordion, banjo and other instruments. To sweeten the deal, they’ve also scored three more short films created by Reiniger: her haunting 1922 version of Sleeping Beauty, and two other exquisite short films created as advertisements for, of all things, Nivea Creme and the British postal service. Special thanks to Allison Das, translator.

Dornröschen (Sleeping Beauty, 1922, 9 min)
Das Geheimnis der Marquise (1920, 2 min)
Doktor Dolittle (Reels 1 & 3, 1928, 22 min)
The Tocher (1937, 5 min)

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The Mid-Week Beat: Live Music in the Great Outdoors!

2012_keel_john_pickathon_sun_wood-brothers_woods-stage-1399Summer is here and music festivals are happening all over the planet. Just peruse the Brown Paper Tickets website and you’ll see that we have no shortage of music festivals to choose from, whether you’re into experimental jazz or death metal, there’s a festival for you.

While trying to decide what to write about for this week’s Mid-Week Beat, I looked out my office window at the gorgeous Seattle sunshine and thought that the best, and most memorable, music festival experiences that I’ve had have always been when I’ve escaped the city, headed into the woods and totally immersed myself in the rural music festival experience. There’s just something about hearing the music reverberate off of the tall trees surrounding you; creating a sense of freedom and escape that’s unattainable at urban music festivals.

So, this week, we’re highlighting some of the rural music festivals that are happening around the country this weekend. There was certainly plenty to choose from. Hopefully, one of our picks is in your neck of the woods (pun intended!) and you can get out into the great outdoors and enjoy your favorite bands under glorious blue summer skies.

What are you waiting for? Start packing the car and get ready for your musical road trip out to the woods. Tell ’em BPT sent you!
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