El Universal: Electronic Fiesta

El Universal: Electronic Fiesta

In high heels, some characters painted and wigs, some of them pretending to play a guitar, went in disguise. They animated something that was already a party, but also generated curiosity among those who took pictures. 

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KWGN-TV: Valentine's Singing Telegrams

KWGN-TV: Valentine's Singing Telegrams

On Valentine's Day, Channel 2 reporter Kevin Torres followed Custom Singing Telegrams' founder George Peele and singer Melissa Ivey around for a couple of hours. Click below to see the TV segment that aired.

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KYGO 98.5 FM: Tracy's Valentine's Surprise

KYGO 98.5 FM: Tracy's Valentine's Surprise

On Valentine's Day, George Peele and singer Melissa Ivey performed a Custom Singing Telegram live on KYGO 98.5 FM for morning show host Tracy Dixon. Click the link below to see how it went.

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Atlanta Magazine: Scenes from Imagine

Atlanta Magazine: Scenes from Imagine

TomorrowWorld might be dead in 2016, but this past weekend, EDM fans flocked to the Atlanta Motor Speedway for Imagine Music Festival. The three-day fest, which moved to AMS this year from historic Fourth Ward Park and features an Atlantis-esque aquatic theme, hosted more than 50 electronic acts, including headliners Benny Benassi, Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead and Nero. Beyond the music, attendees could attend yoga and meditation classes, check out live painting and art installations, watch Cirque performers, splash in a pool, or ride a Ferris wheel.

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303 Magazine: What You Missed at Vertex

303 Magazine: What You Missed at Vertex

"There was a wash room contained in a little shed, where the bonnet-clad George Peele (aka Georgia Peach) and his lovely lady Miss Rhubarb sang songs (and even took requests, encouraging sing-a-longs and novice washboard solos) and allegedly scrubbed your soiled skivvies for you."

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Courier-Journal: Things You Missed at Forecastle

Courier-Journal: Things You Missed at Forecastle

Founded in 2002 by Louisville native JK McKnight, Forecastle has grown from a neighborhood event to one of the country’s most anticipated summer festivals, drawing tens of thousands of fans from across the world to Louisville’s scenic 85-acre Waterfront Park.

In addition to featuring a who’s who of musical acts such as Jack White, The Black Keys, Outkast, Widespread Panic, Beck, Smashing Pumpkins, My Morning Jacket, Bassnectar, The Flaming Lips, Band of Horses, Sleater-Kinney, and The Avett Brothers, Forecastle has consistently promoted local artists and focused on environmental activism and outdoor recreation. Past Forecastles have featured prominent organizations, industry leaders, and distinguished speakers, such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Riverkeepers), Rob Caughlan (Surfrider Foundation) and Christopher Childs (Greenpeace International).

Fre3fall Collective handles Forecastle's visual design. Last year, Fre3fall hired George Peele as Performance Artist Manager for the fest. Peele returned as Performance Artist Manager in 2015, reprising his Hunter S. Thompson impersonator role and debuting stilt seahorses with longtime stilt buddy Nate The Average. Number 3 on The Courier-Journal's "Top 5 Things You Missed Sunday at Forecastle" list is "Giant. Sea. Monkeys." All publicity is good publicity, right?

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High Times Magazine: Cannabis Cup Day 1 Recap

High Times Magazine: Cannabis Cup Day 1 Recap

High Times' Cannabis Cup began in Amsterdam over 25 years ago. Now that Denver is the new Amsterdam, the Mile High installment is arguably the highest profile weed event in the known universe. Citric Acid Entertainment was contracted to provide circus talent for the award-winning Clinic Marijuana Center's carnival-themed booth. Keep your bloodshot eyes peeled for Orange peel moses and Citric Acid cameos in High Times' Saturday recap. 

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Westword: Nic Hammerberg Masters the Strange Art of Singing Telegrams

Westword: Nic Hammerberg Masters the Strange Art of Singing Telegrams

Custom Singing Telegrams gives a multitude of costume options for its messengers, including a naughty nurse, Harry Potter, Jesus, a unicorn, “Cock Rocker,” “Crosstitute,” a vampire and more. The gorilla in a tutu is the most popular costume request, but Hammerberg says David Bowie is his favorite costume. Or, rather, it used to be. Image courtesy Mark Cafiero.

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Westword: Artopia & WhiteOut Recap Video

Westword: Artopia & WhiteOut Recap Video

Artopia 2015 brought together some of Denver's top fashion designers and artists at City Hall in a celebration of all things creative in the Mile High City. Orange peel's boutique talent agency Citric Acid curated Alice in Wonderland-themed entertainment for the WhiteOut fashion show. Then Peel performed the opening number "Dress Up" and co-emceed with Brandi Shigley of Fashion Denver. Image courtesy D.J. Dierker.

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Vail Villager: More than 13,000 enjoy Vail’s Fourth of July Parade

Vail Villager: More than 13,000 enjoy Vail’s Fourth of July Parade

The Vail America Day Parade’s grand marshal, riding in a convertible sports car, was Colorado’s Mikaela Shiffrin, gold-medal winner in the giant slalom in Sochi, Russia, last winner. The 19-year-old Eagle/Vail resident, donning her Olympic medal, waved enthusiastically to the crowds.

Denver groups were well represented, including the Denver & District Pipe Band, the Denver Dumb Friends League and nine-foot stilt walkers George Peele and Eric Batliner.

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303 Magazine: Denver Fashion Weekend - George Peele Interview

303 Magazine: Denver Fashion Weekend - George Peele Interview

Denver Fashion Weekend just wouldn’t be the same without its extravagant host, George Peele. As a follow-up to this year’s grand event, 303 grilled him on his history with the brand, his contributions to DFW, and his life as an entertainer and bearer of singing telegrams.

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Westword: A Unicorn Bumping and Grinding

Westword: A Unicorn Bumping and Grinding

If there's a technique to conquering this formidable evening, it's to carefully plot out a schedule of acts you want to see, then after making it to the first one or two, forget the list exists and simply abandon yourself to the universe. There will be surprises along the way: You never know when you're going to need to pause for a photo opportunity with a unicorn on stilts.

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303 Magazine Employee of the Year

303 Magazine Employee of the Year

As Blog Editor, George Peel has helped turn 303's infant website from a side dish to an entree in no time. Peele isn't the pillar of convention, he's the beacon of creativity, just try to out-imagine him.

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Examiner: Local actor performs as Twilight's Edward Cullen

Examiner: Local actor performs as Twilight's Edward Cullen

Local actor George Peele has been many things, including a vampire heart-throb and one of the most iconic zombies of all time.

I first met Peele at last year's Denver Zombie Crawl, where he put on the most convincing impersonation of Michael Jackson in the "Thriller" music video I've ever seen. Dressed in full zombie makeup and red leather, Peele was the spitting image of the undead King of Pop, complete with dance moves.

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Reverb: Steal this Track

Reverb: Steal this Track

It’s that time of the week again. Every Tuesday, Reverb offers up a free track by a local artist so that you can HEAR what’s going on in Colorado’s fertile, freaky music scene. Steal This Track reviews submissions from several acts every week, and then we select the best for you to steal. This week, we’re giving you a sneak preview of Orange peel moses‘s “Pussy Whipped,” which will see its official release tomorrow night.

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