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Sweet Home for Chicago Blues?
2 years ago

Sweet Home for Chicago Blues?

Chicago Bluesman Ronnie Brooks (son of Blues legend Lonnie Brooks) and Chicago harp man Billy Branch Sweet home for Chicago Blues? Beginning to look a lot like reality. After plans and funds raised to house a Blues Museum at Chicago's historic Navy Pier fell through, the concept of a Blues museum for the city that [...]
She’s an American Girl Now and Forever
3 years ago

She’s an American Girl Now and Forever

First cousins: 22-year-old cousin #2 and five-year-old cousin #1 are American Girl's Now & Forever. She's an American Girl Now and Forever is the story of two first cousins -- ages five and 22 -- who share their recent American Girl Doll (AGD) experience with Socially Sparked News. Taking a page from the Truly Me™ collection and [...]
NYC Second Ave Subway Station Opens
3 years ago

NYC Second Ave Subway Station Opens

 

The NYC Second Avenue Subway Station opens 100 years later. Truly amazing to see the 72nd Street Station up close and personal. The best way to describe this is …
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Internet TV: Back to the Future Part II
3 years ago

Internet TV: Back to the Future Part II

When it comes to internet TV, it really is back to the future or what’s old is new again, as first reported in last week’s post, Back to the Future …
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Back to the Future with OTT
3 years ago

Back to the Future with OTT

In some ways, the future of Over-the-Top (OTT) appears to be following in its cable TV predecessors’ footsteps. That’s how I felt after hearing a panel on The Future of …
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Troll Rewind: Old School is New School
3 years ago

Troll Rewind: Old School is New School

Rewind to 1959 and the sixties: Troll Doll, a product of the ‘60s for the baby boomers of the ‘60s became one of the biggest beloved toy crazes in the United States. Yes, that would be the Troll Doll – originally created in 1959 by Danish woodcutter Thomas Dam for his daughter. Personally, I have [...]
Baseball, Gaga, Classic Rock and Chicago Blues Hit Bleeker Street
3 years ago

Baseball, Gaga, Classic Rock and Chicago Blues Hit Bleeker Street

Gaga mania hit the west village last night as Lady Gaga returned to the place where it all began for her – The Bitter End – to perform six songs from her new album ‘Joanne’ (released at midnight). And, at the midnight hour, she treated the fans flooding Bleeker Street with more live Gaga from [...]
How VR is Rockin’ in the Real World
3 years ago

How VR is Rockin’ in the Real World

Virtual Reality (VR) is rockin' in the real world these days. VR is popping up everywhere as is evident by the recent flurry of VR product launches by the leading technology companies, the multitude of media coverage on the subject and the addition of the category by technology, media and other business industry conferences. While [...]