7.31.2015

ONCE IN A BLUE MOON IS TONIGHT!


Blue moon: where and when to view the rare cosmic event set to light up the sky
Tonight's supermoon coincides with the start of the meteor season and the first blue moon in three years. The next blue moon isn't due until 2018


When will the 'super' blue moon appear?

A rare blue moon will be visible in the sky tonight for the first time in three years. The event coincides with the start of the meteor observing season which will peak in August with the Perseids meteor shower.

The phenomenon occurs when there is a second full moon in one calendar month. It is uncommon because the full moon cycle is 29.5 days.

Where is the best place to see it and at what time?

The blue super moon is at its fullest during the daytime at 11.43am, but as the sun goes down it is best seen in the south where skies will be clearer. Rain clouds could block out the satellite further North.

It is also a ‘supermoon’ which occurs when the moon is at its closest approach to the Earth, known as perigee. It means the blue moon will appear especially big and bright.

HUMANS ON AMC IS MY SUMMER TV OBSESSION!


Yes!!! Humans is a FANTASTIC television experience...I just adore this show and can't stop raving about it to all my friends! Check out the trailer below...



AMC today announced that the critically acclaimed drama series HUMANS has been renewed for a second season. The series will return for eight new episodes, with production starting next year.

Co-produced by AMC and Channel 4 with Kudos, the makers of Utopia and Broadchurch, the first season tapped into society’s preoccupation with and mistrust of advancing technology and artificial intelligence.

What does it mean to be human? Can the very traits through which we define humanity (love, trust, loyalty, friendship, sacrifice) be taught? What really is family? Exploring humans’ inherent fear of the unknown and the possible implications of granting machines consciousness, the final episodes will leave viewers on a thrilling cliff-hanger.

“We’re so pleased to announce a second season of HUMANS and extend our terrific partnership with Channel 4, Kudos and the stellar cast, crew and writers Sam and Jonathan,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and Sundance TV. “As one of the year’s top new cable series, HUMANS has been embraced by fans and critics across the U.S. and UK. We’re looking forward to continuing this very captivating story and further exploring the show’s parallel, Synth-filled world that hits so disturbingly close to home.”

Penned by British writing partners Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks, Spooks: The Greater Good) and based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama Real Humans from Matador Films, the series stands as a top five cable drama launch among adults 25-54 in the U.S. this season. The first episode was Channel 4’s highest rated originated drama in 20 years. Read More

WWE LEGEND RODDY PIPER HAS DIED AT AGE 61


News just in....our favorite WWE wrestler Roddy Piper has died...we got to meet him at a show in Detroit back in the day and he was wonderfully smart, funny, and so handsome! RIP Hot Rod!

COMICBOOK.COM

WWE Hall of Fame Superstar, Roddy Piper, has passed away at the age of 61.

Just a month and a half after losing wrestling legend, and fellow WWE Hall of Famer, Dusty Rhodes, the world of professional wrestling has lost another one of its most famous personalities. Born Roderick Toomes, a Canadian wrestler who used his Scottish family roots as a character trait and became one of the biggest heels of the 1980's.


Piper joined the WWE/F back in 1983, and was immediately catapulted to main even status with a rivalry with the then face of the company, Hulk Hogan. Piper started what is considered the first of "talk show segments" in wrestling, The Piper's Pit, a format that is still used today. Read More


ZIMBABWE ASKS USA FOR EXTRADITION OF CECIL THE LION KILLER


(CNN ) As outrage grows over the killing of Cecil the lion, Zimbabwe has called on the United States to extradite the American dentist who shot the prized big cat this month.

Zimbabwe has started extradition proceedings and hopes the U.S. will cooperate, said Oppah Muchinguri, the African nation's environment minister.

Walter Palmer "had a well-orchestrated agenda which would tarnish the image of Zimbabwe and further strain the relationship between Zimbabwe and the U.S.A.," Muchinguri said.


"This must be condemned in the strongest possible terms by all genuine, animal-loving conservationists who believe in sustainable utilization of natural resources."
American dentist says he regrets killing famed lion

Palmer, from Minnesota, allegedly paid $50,000 this month to hunt the lion with a crossbow near Hwange National Park in western Zimbabwe.

It turned out to be Cecil -- a major tourist draw at Hwange -- who had been lured out of the park sanctuary with a dead animal on top of a vehicle, according to the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.

The 13-year-old lion, recognizable by the black streaks in his mane, suffered a slow death, the conservation group said. Read More

ACE OF WANDS: JUST GO FOR IT!


The Ace of Wands is a sign to just ‘go for it’. This highly action-oriented card sees you feeling incredibly inspired and enthusiastic about pursuing a new idea or project that you have in mind. You are all revved up and raring to go.

Use your creative energy and passion to take the first steps and get this project underway. Even if you like to have everything planned out before you begin down a certain path, the Ace of Wands is encouraging you to listen to your instincts and follow your gut. If it feels like a good idea, it probably is.

So, start with a few basic actions to get things underway, and then continue to grow and develop your ideas through more complex actions later on. The important thing is that you act now, rather than spending more time planning or researching. Read More

7.30.2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUGS BUNNY IS 75!


In 1940, that “wascally wabbit” we all know and love as Bugs Bunny made his official debut on the big screen in the Warner Bros. short “A Wild Hare.”

Versions of Warner rabbits began appearing with 1938’s “Porky’s Hare Hunt.” They didn’t sound, or look like, what became Bugs.

In “A Wild Hare,” Elmer Fudd utters his classic line, “SHHH! Be vewy, vewy quiet. I’m hunting wabbits.” In this short, Bugs first delivers his famous catchphrase, “Eh…what’s up, doc?” Bugs, whose name officially is said on-screen in his next film the following year, “Elmer’s Pet Rabbit,” quickly became one of Hollywood’s biggest names. People would go to the movies to see Bugs…the film itself came second to him.



That was only the beginning. Over the course of his career, Bugs has encountered and bested the likes of dogs, ducks, World War II enemies, Martians, Tasmanian Devils, in-ter-esting monsters, and many others. He’s also starred in operas, conducted orchestras, and shared screen time with all of classic Hollywood’s A-list stars. He’s headlined his own TV series and his star continues to shine to this day.

A 75- year–and counting–career. How many other actors can say that? Read more..

40 YEARS AGO JULY 31 1975 JIMMY HOFFA DISAPPEARED


Photo of Jimmy Hoffa taken just six days before his disappearance. Tony Spina, Detroit Free Press

The disappearance of Teamster Union legend Jimmy Hoffa has never stopped being under scrutiny..So many versions of what might have happened. Today the Detroit Free Press ran a really comprehensive...I thought I would share this with my readers.

By John Wisely, Detroit Free Press

The main suspects:

■ Anthony (Tony Jack) Giacalone, a Detroit Mafia captain with whom Hoffa was scheduled to meet the day he disappeared.

■ Vito (Billy Jack) Giacalone, Anthony’s brother and also a Mafia captain.

■ Anthony (Tony Pro) Provenzano, a New Jersey mobster and Teamster official with whom Hoffa thought he was meeting.

■ Salvatore (Sally Bugs) Briguglio, a Provenzano henchman suspected by investigators of being the trigger man in Hoffa”s killing.

■ Gabriel Briguglio, Salvatore’s brother.

 Machus Red Fox

Hoffa’s family told investigators that Hoffa had scheduled a 2 p.m. meeting July 30, 1975, with Anthony Giacalone and Provenzano at the Machus Red Fox restaurant on Telegraph Road just south of Maple Road in Bloomfield Township, in a building that now houses Andiamo Italia West.



“The only thing we know for certain are the notes that he left of who he was meeting, when he was meeting them,” Crancer said. “He left it in writing. He left the time and the initials of the people. 

Then if he went and kept that meeting, which I’m sure he did, then those had to be the people responsible. That’s the only thing I can say. They made the appointment.”


7.27.2015

TRUE CRIME WRITER ANN RULE HAS DIED AT 83


One of my favorite writers has died. She certainly lived her life doing what she loved. Helping the families of victims of murder. Ms Rule was a wonderful lady and I emailed with her on many occasions back in the 1990s. My thoughts and prayers to her daughter Leslie and her many friends and loyal readers.

SEATTLE -- Family members confirm true crime writer and Seattle native Ann Rule has died.

Rule's daughter Leslie says her mother had gone to the emergency room last week and had a heart attack while she was there. She says her mother passed away a few days later.

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Family members were able to visit rule in the hospital before she passed. She was 79.

Rule lived in Normandy Park, Washington and had four adult children, including author Leslie Rule

Rule has written more than 30 best-selling true crime novels, chronicling some of the most heinous murders. Her 1980 tale The Stranger Beside Me detailed her time working on a crisis hotline with serial killer Ted Bundy.

Janet S... I never imagined she could actually die... No one could write stories with such rich detail.. So much background on the victims life- compassionate and caring.. Even though the crimes she wrote about were heinous- she managed to say a little about that part and moved on. Made you care and remember the victims.. Blessings to get family- she will be missed


JEFF DANIELS IS BACK IN CHELSEA AT THE PURPLE ROSE THEATER!


Tickets are on sale now for an evening (or afternoon) of songs and stories by PRTC Founder and Emmy Winner Jeff Daniels! Join us for any of the following performances this week:

Tuesday, July 28 at 8pm
Wednesday, July 29 at 3pm & 8pm
Thursday, July 30 at 8pm
Friday, July 31 at 8pm
Saturday, August 1 at 3pm & 8pm
Sunday, August 2 (Backyard BBQ performance is SOLD OUT)

Tickets are $75 each ($3 off for Seniors, Teachers & Military / $20 off for Students) and are available over the phone at (734) 433-7673 or online! Click the "Buy Tickets Now"

BOBBI KRISTINA: HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY


TMZ

The investigation into the circumstances that led to Bobbi Kristina's death Sunday has just been amped up ... TMZ has learned it's now officially a homicide investigation.

Law enforcement sources tell us, both the D.A. and the cops are treating the mystery as foul play, and Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, continues to be a person of interest.

Although months have separated the incident in which Bobbi Kristina was found submerged in her bathtub from her death Sunday, law enforcement is confident there will be no problem finding a direct link between the 2, and they have felt from the beginning there was foul play.

TMZ broke the story, first responders noticed injuries on Bobbi Kristina's body.

Read more:

Reports say that a funeral service for Bobbi Kristina Brown will be held Thursday in Atlanta, Georgia.

One person who will not be invited to the funeral is Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend Nick Gordon, who learned about her passing "just like everyone else did, from the Internet."

One insider told Hollywood Life, “Absolutely no plans on broadcasting the funeral. Just like the deathbed photo that has been shopped around, they don’t want to have anyone financially gain from her loss. The family doesn’t want anyone to make money from this tragedy and make this more of a spectacle than it already has become."

“Some of Whitney’s bodyguards have flown to Atlanta to help transport the body. They will have two ceremonies — one in Atlanta, where her friends and much of her family live, and then one when she’s buried," another source added.

After the service, Bobbi Kristina's body will flown to New Jersey, where she will be buried next to mom Whitney Houston at Fairview Cemetery.

7.19.2015

GODFATHER'S MOE GREEN ACTOR ALEX ROCCO HAS DIED


Alex Rocco, a longtime character actor whose best known role is Moe Greene in “The Godfather” (1972) died on July 18, 2015. He was 79. His death was first reported by his daughter on her Facebook page.

Rocco played the part of Moe Greene, a Las Vegas casino owner, in the film The Godfather. Greene's character represented the top Jewish mobster in Las Vegas. Other notable movies in which Rocco has appeared include The Wedding Planner, as Salvatore and appeared uncredited in Smokin' Aces. He also played a small part in the Disney/Pixar film, A Bug's Life as Thorny. In the film That Thing You Do!, Rocco played Sol Siler, the founder of Playtone Records. Read More on Wiki


Alex Rocco has a huge Filmography...he appeared in so many great films..here is where you can read his many roles.



CRIME AUTHOR CHRISTIAN CIPOLLINI ON CRIME BEAT RADIO!


Listen to Christian Cipollini 
September 10
8pm

The Crime Beat with Ron Chepesiuk is online HERE


Crime Beat host Ron Chepesiuk is a native of Thunder Bay, Canada, is a full-time freelance journalist, documentary film producer and radio host based in Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA.

He has a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) degree from Minnesota State University in Moorhead, Minnesota, a Masters degree in library science (M.L.S) from Atlanta Clark University and a post-graduate diploma in archival administration from the National University of Dublin in Ireland.

Before freelancing full-time, he was a professor of library service for twenty-five years at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Currently, Ron teaches online courses in the journalism program of UCLA’s Extension Division.

 Ron Chepesiuk

In all, Ron has published 25 books and more than 4,000 original articles in FHM, USA Today, Black Enterprise, Woman’s World, Modern Maturity, The Rotarian, New York Times Syndicate, Toronto Star, Los Angeles Times Syndicate, Collier´s Encyclopedia, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the New York Daily News and more than 400 other print publications.

Ron Chepesiuk serves as a consultant to the History Channel´s ¨Gangland¨ series and has been interviewed by NBC´s Dateline, the Biography Channel’s “Mobsters”, The Discovery Channel’s “Undercover” and Black Entertainment Television´s ¨American Gangster¨ Read more about Ron Here

7.18.2015

PLANETS AND MOON ALIGN TONIGHT: LOOK TO THE WEST


Keep your eyes to the early evening skies from July 17-19: Look to the west, just after sunset, to see the tiny waxing crescent Moon, Venus and Jupiter. It’s going to make for some great pictures, especially on the 18th, when Venus will appear to be kissing the Moon! Be sure to share your photos with us!

7.15.2015

THE MOB MUSEUM IN LAS VEGAS HAS A COOL NEW WEBSITE!


The Mob Museum has a cool new interactive website! CHECK IT OUT HERE

About The Mob Museum

The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit dedicated to the history of organized crime and law enforcement. It is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas.


The Mob Museum provides a world-class, interactive journey through true stories. From the birth of the Mob, to today’s headlines. Shadows and whispers. G-Men and Made Men. Whether you like it or not, this is American history. This eye-opening, authentic view of organized crime’s impact on the world reveals an insider’s look at the events and characters of the continuing battle between the Mob and the law.


NEW MOON IN CANCER: ABUNDANCE AND MAGICAL OPPORTUNITIES


New Moons are a time for intention, abundance and growth as the moon swells with powerful manifesting energy.

So, if you’ve struggled in the past to attract the kind of success, happiness and wealth you truly deserve…


New Moons are for resting, and keeping a low profile with the atmosphere. Take note of what triggers you, and direct any raw energy that rises to your highest goals.

Jupiter and Venus are still close together in Leo, and in a friendly angle to Uranus (Aries). Choose the noble path of high achievement and dignity, no matter what others are choosing around you

7.13.2015

NINTENDO PRESIDENT/CEO SATORU IWATA DIED


So sad to lose such a man...His work really had a positive impact on the world. Once I began gaming in 1989 I stopped partying and became totally addicted to Mario and Zelda...Almost named my daughter Zelda!

My daughter was heavily influenced by Nintendo games from birth. I played Super Metroid, Super Mario, Zelda constantly and she loved the colors, the action, the music and now she is such a talented artist with a vast collection of action figures and games..


I know a lot of people think video gaming destroyed our children but I feel differently. I gave a subscription of Nintendo Power Magazine to 2 young boys who had trouble learning to read and those magazines gave them the reason to read. They wanted to know what those words were telling them so they could beat the bosses.

Also my gaming gave me a head start into the computer age. I bought my first computer in 1993. Gaming became more virtual and I lost interest..but I evolved into computer graphics and blogging...but I digress...
 

The most visible and popular president of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata died Saturday due to a bile duct growth, the company announced Sunday.

Iwata, 55, was appointed president of the gaming company in 2002, overseeing the launch of the hugely successful Wii console, the Nintendo DS handheld and its line of Amiibo interactive figurines.

In March, he spoke to TIME about the company’s plans to move into the smartphone gaming market.

When he replaced longtime president Hiroshi Yamauchi, Iwata became only the fourth president in the history of the company and the first from outside the Yamauchi family.

RIP Player 1


RENE LA VICE: HOTBLOODED EP OUT NOW



Rene LaVice Hotblooded EP
Out Now via Ram Records
Stream on Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/1Hqv92R

A stringent prototype was smashed by Rene LaVice’s "The Calling"; it was propelled onto Radio1’s A-list whilst crossing the boundary between commercial and underground, pulling in fans from the depths of both audiences. Since his move to London last year, he’s certainly made his mark felt in the world’s drum & bass capital, both on stage and across the radio airwaves.

"Hotblooded" is the next output from Rene, which perfectly follows up the success of its predecessor. A creeping, eerie vocal track which explodes on impact and ricochets throughout, "Hotblooded" yet again exposes his monstrous capabilities as an electronic producer.

The cinematic roller hastily brings you forward on clashing percussion and a distorted reece, creating a conundrum of carefully crafted chaos, but one which Rene’s commands. Perfecting his art, it ingeniously merges a more humanistic element with the smash, crash and reverberating instruments which have given him notoriety.


Then up next is pulsing riddim "Bill Folderson," a snarling slab of bass propped against driving, pounding drum loops,. A nasty flipside which pedestals Rene’s spectrum of creativity, snips of sample separate shaking hi-hats after a resounding break. Compact, yet an intimidating roller, it embodies a murkier side characterised by former productions such as "Pipe" and "Freudian."

And finally, comes "Combustible." Rene is no stranger to dipping into a wide range of genres. With elevating synths and pumping bass, "Combustible" offers up a fresh uptake and clearly points to Rene’s background across an array of styles. A seismic build up leading into a stomach-lurch drop gives images of packed out club-nights and the late-night atmosphere which this kind of record is renowned for detonating.

So here comes the highly-anticipated next single from Rene LaVice. After the attainment of his last single, and the critical acclamation which was met by remixes from the likes of Nero, The Prodigy and Rae Morris, prepare for the spotlight to be held firmly on Rene for quite some time.

STOPPING MONSANTO: REVEREND BILLY & THE STOP SHOPPING CHOIR



Sharing their opposition to Monsanto and Starbucks and Walmart, Reverend Billy and the 40 singing-activists join forces with the radicalized rocker on Tuesday, July 21, at Jones Beach Theater in New York. Accompanying Neil Young is the band “Promise of the Real,” with Lukas and Micah Nelson, sons of Willie Nelson.

Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir perform "Spiritual Trespassings" in corporate spaces by day and sing on stage at night. This year, they kicked off their Faster! Monsanto Die! Die! Tour at Laurie Anderson's New York Live Arts Festival. They performed on stages in Austria, England, Ireland, New Jersey and Chicago. They also sang with Joan Baez at a benefit concert for Black Lives Matter activists.


Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir have recorded three albums; their fourth album will be released this fall. The troupe is in residence at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, with eight Sundays this coming holiday season. Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir are the subject of Morgan Spurlock’s second feature film, “What Would Jesus Buy?” and have the Obie and Alpert Awards.

This summer, the Rev & singers will perform “Non-Violent Dramatic Actions” to support a ban on Monsanto’s Roundup, the world’s most frequently used herbicide. New York City sprayed Monsanto’s Carcinogenic Roundup more than 1,300 times on its parks and playgrounds in 2013. Glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, was declared a likely carcinogen by the World Health Organization.


This spring, the singing and preaching activists invaded London’s British Museum for an unsanctioned concert against BP, a company that buys prestige by giving money to the old museum. During a recent trip to Chicago to lead the March Against Monsanto, they exorcised Monsanto from Home Depot and their new office building.

They also visited the sacrifice community of Marktown, IN. This small town suffers extreme rates of cancers and asthma, living in the shadow of the largest tar sands refinery in the United States, the Whiting Refinery, owned by BP and the Koch Brothers.


About Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir is a New York City based radical performance community, with 50 performing members and a congregation in the thousands. We are wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters and Earth loving urban activists who have worked with communities on four continents defending community, life and imagination.  READ MORE

SULTAN + SHEPARD ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE aND TOUR DATES


No strangers to worldwide success, Sultan + Shepard’s discography makes for an impressive read. From being nominated for a Grammy, to writing numerous original hits including collaborations with Dillon Francis and Tiesto and lending their co-writing skills to the likes of David Guetta for his song "Bad", 2014 was a highlight year for Sultan + Shepard.

Dubbed as the “kings of progressive house” by Beatport, the producer duo have managed to churn out new music on a consistent basis without sacrificing quality or holding back from experimenting with their sound. Sultan + Shepard kicked off 2015 with a bang, releasing “Make Things Right” with Canadian indie-pop duo Tegan and Sara following a collaboration with Hook N Sling “Don’t Let Me Down” soon after.

Continuing the momentum, the duo has big plans for the end of this summer and fall, with new originals and remixes that showcase a refreshing new sound unlike anything previously heard. The Canadian producers are back today with a new release out via Mixmash Records. Titled “Chasing (In The Night)”, the single is a high energy and infectious cut, defined by a fusion of the best elements of progressive and future house - not to mention a powerhouse performance from vocalist Lauren Mason.

"Chasing (In The Night)" Out Now via Mixmash
Beatport: http://bit.ly/CHASINGBP
iTunes: http://bit.ly/CHASINGIT
Stream on Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/1HqiCyq

7.12.2015

MY NEW TV OBSESSION: RECTIFY ON SUNDANCE CHANNEL!


My newest TV obsession is RECTIFY...Great story and fabulous writing..The actors are ALL fantastic as well..Compelling drama mixed with a bit of humor with no predictable plot lines... Check out the first 2 Seasons on NETFLIX... Season 3 has just begun and is on the Sundance Channel

Never heard of this show until last Wednesday night...didn't sleep until I finished 2 seasons and 2 episodes of Season 3....love it....

Also Sundance just signed on for Season 4! So we have more great TV to come.


RECTIFY - After spending 19 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, Daniel Holden is going home. His conviction has been vacated due to new DNA evidence, thrusting him back into a world he no longer knows. Having spent his adult life waiting to die, Daniel must now learn how to live again. But, his reentry into the outside world may be as unforgiving as prison.

Directed by Ray McKinnon (Sons of Anarchy), starring Aden Young (I, Frankenstein), Abigail Spencer (True Detective), and more...THURSDAYS 10/9c

FIND MISSING RUBY SLIPPERS: 1 MILLION DOLLAR REWARD!


GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — An anonymous donor has offered a $1 million reward for credible information leading to the pair of Judy Garland's sequined, ruby red slippers stolen from a museum in her Minnesota hometown.

The late actress wore the slippers in "The Wizard of Oz." Three other pairs still exist, including one on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington.


John Kelsch, executive director of the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, says the donor is from Arizona and is a huge fan of Garland and the 1939 movie.

The reward offer requires the exact location of the slippers and the perpetrator's name.

The 10-year anniversary of the theft is in August. The slippers were insured for $1 million. Kelsch says they could be worth $2 million to $3 million now.

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