Taylor Hawkins soars with The Birds of Satan

April 30, 2014 | Posted in ROCK | By

The Birds of Satan.

Imagine, if you will, that Pink Floyd’s “Welcome to the Machine” had a love child with Aerosmith’s “Dream On”. The end result just might sound a great deal like…

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Spotlight On: Writer Rhonda Eudaly

April 29, 2014 | Posted in AUTHORS | By

Rhonda Eudaly at ConJour.

I am truly fortunate to know many wonderfully talented and creative people: writers, artist, musicians and crafters. One writer whom I’ve known for years is Rhonda Eudaly – in fact, she was one of the very first people I met and became good friends with when…

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The Last Ship: The 2013 Album and Upcoming Musical by Sting

April 28, 2014 | Posted in FOLK, MUSICAL THEATER | By

"The Last Ship" by Sting.

English musician Sting has always been one to explore different sounds and styles, from punk rock and reggae with The Police to Renaissance lute music with his 2006 release Songs from the Labyrinth. In September 2013, Sting released his first full album of new music in ten years: The Last Ship…

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Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift in A Place in the Sun

April 26, 2014 | Posted in CLASSICS, MOVIES | By

Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift were two of the biggest young stars in the movies by the late 1940s. It was inevitable that Hollywood would pair these popular actors together on the silver screen. A Place in the Sun turned

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Pet Shop Boys “Electric” Tour Review: April 25 at the Revel in Atlantic City

April 26, 2014 | Posted in ELECTRONIC, LIVE MUSIC | By

Laser light show at the Pet Shop Boys concert, April 25 in Atlantic City.

Friday night, the Pet Shop Boys brought their Electric tour to Ovation Hall at the Revel in Atlantic City. I was extremely excited about the show as I’ve been a fan of the band since Please, their first album, became a pop-dance sensation in 1986…

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A Guide to Buying Jewelry Findings, Stones and Materials for the Home Crafter

April 26, 2014 | Posted in JEWELRY | By

Bead strands in my collection, ready to be turned into new jewelry designs!

“Where Do You Find Your Beads?” Well, let me tell you… It’s one of the most common questions I get asked when I’m working a craft show or jewelry market: “Where do you get your beads?” Shoppers (and other jewelry

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Should the Vatican Limit Access to the Sistine Chapel?

April 26, 2014 | Posted in TRADITIONAL ART AND PAINTING | By

Close-up detail of "The Creation of Adam" from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes.

For the countless number of tourists who visit Rome every year, the Sistine Chapel is almost surely near the top of their “must see” list of attractions. Michelangelo’s incredible fresco cycle, completed 500 years ago, is one of the world’s greatest treasures and a subject of immeasurable artistic and religious importance…

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Early Edition: One of the Best Dramas From the 90s

April 24, 2014 | Posted in CLASSIC TV, TELEVISION | By

Early Edition was a fantasy/drama that was featured on CBS from 1996 to 2000. This show was a crowd pleaser: something you could watch with friends on a Saturday night, along with Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman, which aired immediately before.

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A Simple Plan: A Brilliant Movie That You Won’t Forget

April 24, 2014 | Posted in MOVIES, THRILLER | By

A Simple Plan is a haunting, suspenseful story that you won’t forget.  It stayed with me for quite awhile after seeing it for the first time.  Subsequent viewings have not diminished the suspense. It builds slowly at first, but as

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Building a Niche Interest Wiki

April 23, 2014 | Posted in FANDOM | By

Screencap of a portion of the front page of The PoliceWiki.

We are all surely familiar with Wikipedia today – the user-edited online encyclopedia that we often turn to for facts, trivia, and all kinds of information we may search for. But Wikipedia is far from the only “wiki” online today…

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