BREAKING NEWS–the second annual Sheila Witkin Memorial Concert is scheduled for August 29th and 30th in Pompano Beach, Florida!

The photo at left shows Johnny Depp on stage playing guitar with The Kids during the first Sheila Witkin Memorial Reunion Concert in January 2007. Now comes the encore–a second annual Sheila Witkin Memorial Reunion Concert is scheduled to take place at the same venue, Club Cinema in Pompano Beach, Florida, on Friday night August 29th and Saturday August 30th. Woo hoo! Bands scheduled to play are Blank Tape, My Dolls, Charlie Pickett, Z-Cars, Slyder, Mad as Birds (featuring Debbie & Susan from The Cichlids), Critical Mass, The Reactions, Tight Squeeze, The Romantics, and The Kids. Tickets are $30.00 General Admission for one night or–a great deal for fans of the South Florida music scene–$50.00 General Admission for both nights. For more information and the band lineup each evening, CLICK HERE to go to the Sheila Witkin Foundation site.

Of course there is no guarantee that Johnny Depp will appear with his bandmates this time around–but this is a great cause in honor of a great lady, and a chance to hear a lot of rockin’ live music, so if you can get to Pompano Beach, you will be royally entertained. Please whoop it up for all of us who wish we could be there!

The Zone thanks Angelina for breaking the happy news and Emma for additional information about the concert. You can read more on the Zone’s Pit forum; keep checking back for additional concert information, as details on this one are breaking rapidly. –Part-Time Poet

A resurrection for THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE? Director Terry Gilliam hopes to "reshoot" his lost film

Among the many rumors circulating this week concerning Johnny Depp and possible film projects is one that suggests that Terry Gilliam’s catastrophically unlucky THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, whose brief and calamitous shoot in 2000 was chronicled in the excellent documentary LOST IN LA MANCHA, may get another chance at production. Alica-Azania Jarvis, writing in The Independent, spoke to Terry Gilliam about the most famous film he never made; she says the revival of THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE “could be closer than we think.”

“As far as we’re concerned, it’s on,” Terry Gilliam told her. “When Johnny’s ready, we’re ready. We’re just talking about dates to film. Basically it all depends on his schedule but otherwise we’re set.” Gilliam said, “It will be next year some time, before next summer anyway.” Gilliam recently won a long legal battle to have the rights to his script restored to him; however, Jarvis writes that the director “intends to start the project afresh.”

“We’re going to completely reshoot it,” Gilliam promised. “The intervening years have taught me that I can actually write a much better film. I’m so excited it’s going to get done at last.”

The Zone thanks Emma and Baxendale Guitar for sharing news stories on THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, and we wish Terry Gilliam all the best in his quixotic quest. –Part-Time Poet