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January 3, 2006
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MHD to shoot original high-definition concert series in Breck

BRECKENRIDGE - MHD, the new HDTV music television network launching on January 16 in Vail, announced today that the network will shoot a series of live concert specials in Breckenrdge Jan.11-12."Music With Altitude," features Dashboard Confessional, country superstar Gary Allan, Goo Goo Dolls and up-and-coming recording artist and reality television star Cheyenne Kimball. The concerts are in honor of Ullr Fest, an annual week-long winter festival in Breckenridge.

The concerts will be staged at the Riverwalk Center and tickets are free to the public. A limit of four tickets per person will be available beginning Friday at the Breckenridge Activity Center at 137 S. Main Street beginning at a.m. or by calling 877-864-0868. Tickets can also be bought through Breckenridge's and MHD's local and Denver-area promotional partners.The "Music With Altitude" concerts will be directed by Alex Coletti and produced by Jen Jones. Coletti, producer of the Grammy-nominated "Unplugged: Alicia Keys," has been at the helm of several MTV music franchises and recently entered into an expanded development deal with MTV Networks Music Group. Jeff Jacobs and Morgan Hertzan are the executive producers and Peter Baron is executive in charge."These concerts truly embrace what MHD is all about - combining great music, great visuals and high def in a way that only MTV Networks can do," said Baron, executive in charge of "Music With Altitude." "The mix of artists on stage gives Ullr Fest visitors and MHD viewers a great blend of country, rock and pop, truly reflecting the MTV, VH1 and CMT heritage of our exciting new HDTV channel."

Gary Allan is no stranger to the country music charts. "Her Man" and "It Would Be You" are top 10 hits. "Music With Altitude: Gary Allan" shoots Jan.11 at 6:30 p.m. and is scheduled to air on Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.Rock 'n' roll originals the Goo Goo Dolls have earned a worldwide following one hit single, one chart topping album and one sold out concert at a time. Along the way, members Johnny Rzeznik (guitar, vocals), Robby Takac (bass) and Mike Malinin (drums) have made music that defines an era. "Music With Altitude: Goo Goo Dolls" will shoot on Jan. 12 at 3:30 p.m. and is scheduled to air on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.Lead singer/songwriter Chris Carrabba heads up Dashboard Confessional, the alternative and chart-topping rock group from Boca Raton, Fla., who are prepping a new album release for Spring 2006. Molding simple acoustics with passionate wordplay, Dashboard's hit "Screaming Infidelities" put them on the mainstream map and won them the MTV2 award at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards. "Music With Altitude: Dashboard Confessional" shoots Jan, 12 at 6:30 p.m. and is scheduled to air March 18 at 7 p.m.

Also featured in this cycle of production of "Music With Altitude" at Breckenridge is Cheyenne Kimball, the star of a soon-to-premiere reality show on MHD's sister channel, MTV. The series "Cheyenne" will document the journey and drama that unfolds as Kimball takes the next step in her music career with the hope of becoming a major rock star. "Music With Altitude: Cheyenne" will shoot Jan. 11 and premiere closer to the premiere date of the MTV series. Vail Mountain is the 2006 official studio headquarters of MHD with a custom-built studio completed in December 2005 and located at 10,350 feet above sea level on top of Vail Mountain's Eagle's Nest.Vail, Colorado


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