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Through dedication to his home town, Jack Orbin, President and Executive Producer of Stone City Attractions presents a $50,000.00 check to City of San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger from Carlos Santana to help San Antonio provide for the Katrina victims. Jack Orbin discussed the Mayor’s “San Antonio Area Foundation Hurricane Relief Fund” to help with the victims of Hurricane Katrina with Carlos Santana backstage at Santana’s October 6, 2005 concert in San Antonio.

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Stone City Attractions and Trans-Siberian Orchestra presenting donation to Edgewood Ind. School District's Academy of Fine Arts & Communications department. Presentation was made at TSO's 3pm show on December 23, 2006 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. Present in photo are L to R: Jack Orbin (Stone City Attractions); Delicia Herrera (Councilwoman – San Antonio District 6); Patti Radle (Councilwoman - San Antonio District 5); Richard Bocanegra (Superintendent - Edgewood ISD); David Munoz (KQXT personality); Al Pitrelli (Music Director/Lead Guitarist Trans-Siberian Orchestra).

 

Stone City Attractions and Trans-Siberian Orchestra presenting donation to the San Antonio Winston School. Presentation was made at TSO's 8pm show on December 23, 2006 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. Present in photo are L to R: Al Pitrelli (Music Director/Lead Guitarist Trans-Siberian Orchestra); Chris Sifuentes (KISS-FM personality); Ginger Karulak; Cha Karulak (Headmaster - The Winston School); Jack Orbin (Stone City Attractions).

 

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  • June 1: Ronnie Wood, guitarist with the Rolling Stones is born today in 1947. Ronnie played bass with Jeff Beck along with Rod Stewart in the same band.
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  • June 2: In 1987 the father of classical guitar, Andres Segovia, dies of a heart attack. Also, on this day in 2008, Bo Diddley dies of heart failure.
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  • June 4: Ronnie Lane, bassist and co-founder of the Small Faces and Faces dies of pneumonia in 1997.
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  • June 6: Guitarist extraordinaire, Steve Vai is born in 1960. Also, on this day in 2006, keyboardist, Billy Preston died of kidney failure. He played with such greats as the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan and Nat King Cole to name but a few.
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  • June 8: Boz Scaggs is born today in 1944.
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  • June 9: Jon Lord, keyboardist for Deep Purple, is born in1941. Also, on this day in 1915, Les Paul, creator of the “Les Paul” guitar and the solid-body electric guitar is born today. His experimentation with overdubbing (multi-track recording), tape flange/phasing and other techniques are still in use today.
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  • June 10: Legendary singer and pianist, Ray Charles, died of a heart attack while on stage in 2004.
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  • June 15: Kansas vocalist and keyboardist Steve Walsh is born in 1951.
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  • June 19: Vocalist for Heart, Ann Wilson is born today in 1950.
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  • June 24: Guitar great, Jeff Beck is born in 1944 in England. He has played with the Yardbirds, Honeydrippers, Beck, Bogert and Appice, the Jeff Beck Group and as a solo artist.
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  • June 27: Bassist for the Who, John Entwistle dies of a heart attack in 2002. He died one day prior to the first show of the 2002 Who US tour.
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  • June 29: The foundation of Deep Purple, Ian Paice (drums) is born today in 1948.
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  • June 30: In 1963, known for his neo classical playing heavy metal style, Yngwie Malmsteen, born Lars Johan Ynwve Lannerback is born in Stockholm, Sweden. Also, in 2001, country guitarist great, Chet Atkins died of cancer.
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    To celebrate the month of April, let’s revisit some of the awesome concerts in Stone City history!

       

    • June 3, 1972: Sugarloaf, Blackbird and Homer play the Sunken Garden Theatre in San Antonio, TX.

    • June 29, 1973: Terry Reid, Tracy Nelson, Mike Quatro and J Boy Adams play Ellis Auditorium in Memphis, TN.

    • June 13, 1975: Rare Earth, KISS and Point Blank play a show at Fairgrounds Pavilion in Tulsa, OK. Rare Earth and KISS go on to play another date together on June 15 in Corpus Christi, TX at Memorial Coliseum.

    • June 7, 1976: Rush, Thin Lizzy and Styx bring down the house in San Antonio, TX at the Municipal Auditorium.

    • June 17, 1977: REO Speedwagon , Judas Priest and Journey launch a Stone City Attractions Texas tour in the cities of Amarillo, Arlington, Houston, San Antonio and Corpus Christi.

    • June 20, 21, 22, & 24, 1979: Journey returns to Texas to headline along with AC/DC and New England in support to play dates in Ft. Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi.

    • June 11, 13 & 14, 1981: Judas Priest, Humble Pie and Iron Maiden play concerts in San Antonio, Dallas and Houston, TX.

    • June 13 & 14, 1983: U2 and the Alarm play shows in Houston and Dallas at the Bronco Bowl and the Music Hall respectively.

    • June 5, 6, 10, 11 & 13, 1984: Rush with Gary Moore and Van Halen with the Velcros rock music fans across Texas during the respective tours.

    • June 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27 & 28, 1986: Judas Priest and Dokken play an extensive Stone City Attractions Texas tour playing shows in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Odessa, Dallas and 1 date in Norman, OK.

    • June 21 & 22, 1986: Bob Dylan and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers play concerts in Austin, TX at the Frank Erwin Center and in Dallas, TX at Reunion Arena.

    • June 2 & 3, 1991: AC/DC and LA Guns electrify audiences in Austin, TX at the Frank Erwin Center and in San Antonio, TX at the San Antonio Convention Center Arena.
    • June 12, 1994: Santana captures the audience in San Antonio, TX at the Sunken Garden Theatre.

    • June 2 & 3, 1995: Santana returns to the Sunken Garden Theatre in San Antonio, TX for two great shows under the stars.

    • June 5 & 8, 1996: Scorpions and Alice Cooper play concerts in El Paso, TX and San Antonio, TX.

    • June 5, 2002: Scorpions, Deep Purple and Dio rock the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX.

    • June 17 & 19, 2003: Matchbox 20, Sugar Ray and American Hi Fi play shows in El Paso, TX at the Don Haskins Center and in San Antonio, TX at the SBC Center.

     

     

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