Rock-afire Explosion Revival: Teen Revives Cult Animatronic Band for Summer Concerts at Volo Museum

VOLO, Illinois – Rock-afire Explosion, the iconic animatronic band that once graced ShowBiz Pizza Place and later Chuck E. Cheese, is making a comeback thanks to the efforts of 17-year-old Jacob Mickan. The band, created by Aaron Fechter and featured in a 2008 documentary, has garnered a cult following over the years. Mickan, hailing from … Read more

Gunshots send high school jazz band running for safety

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – An 18-year-old senior, Rachael Kares, found herself in a harrowing situation while wrapping up jazz band practice at her high school. As the morning clock struck 8:37, she and her bandmates were startled by the sound of what she could only describe as four gunshots, spaced apart. In the midst of panic … Read more