Saturday, September 12, 2009


New Steve Vai album on CD, DVD and Blue Ray:

Come to the Benefit Screening in Hollywood on 9/15!

Steve Vai announces a premier screening of his concert film Live In Minneapolis - Where The Wild Things Are at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on September 15th. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to view the concert on the big screen. The screening will kick off with a 6 minute groundbreaking Mass Animation animated short Live Music - a worldwide collaboration by digital animators using a unique application built on the Facebook platform. Live Music stars Steve Vai and Ann Marie Calhoun. Steve and his band will then introduce the concert film.

The screening will be open to the public and proceeds from the event will benefit Hollywood Arts, an arts academy that provides creative and commercial art instruction to homeless and at-risk youth. Vai has been a member of the board of directors for Hollywood Arts since 2007. For more information, visit

"I'm thrilled to be sponsoring this event in support of such a vital organization as Hollywood Arts." said Vai. "I have personally seen how this institute has mended broken spirits and changed the quality of people's lives while cultivating them to become valuable contributors in building a healthier society."

Music celebrities from all walks are donating items for a silent auction that will be held at the Egyptian Theatre on the night of the screening. There will also be an Ebay auction to help raise funds and awareness for Hollywood Arts. Visit Favored Nations to view photos and info on Ebay auction items. See below of a list of auction contributors.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

Location: The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.
  • 4:00 p.m. - EVO Experience
  • 6:00 p.m. - Red Carpet Reception, food, drinks, and silent auction
  • 7:30 p.m. - Steve and String Theories band introductions
    - Animated short ("Live Music" starring Steve Vai and Ann Marie Calhoun)
    - "Live In Minneapolis: Where The Wild Things Are" (Pt. 1)
  • 9:45 p.m. - Silent auction closes
    - "Live In Minneapolis: Where The Wild Things Are" (Pt. 2)

General admission tickets are $25.00 and all ages are welcome. The silent auction is open to the all attendees. A limited number of tickets are available to the EVO Experience - a private Q & A discussion with Steve. EVO Experience tickets are $199 each. For more information about the EVO Experience, go to

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