A lot of people who visit Las Vegas do so because they want to partake of the gambling on offer in this casino hot spot. They are often attracted by the film and television portrayals of these casinos, which depict them as dangerous, exciting and glamorous, but they are not all that the city has to offer. In particular, Vegas is a music city, with many of the top musicians in the world choosing to perform there.

It was during the 1950's and 1960's that Las Vegas truly developed its reputation for hosting major music stars. During the 1950's, flamboyant stars like Liberace made the city their own, but it was the arrival of the Rat Pack during the early part of the following decade that made history.

Combining crooning jazz and easy listening tunes with banter, the Rat Pack packed crowds in at casino/hotel resorts such as the Sands and the Riviera. The leader of the Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, became particularly associated with Las Vegas and continued to perform there throughout the rest of his career.

Vegas continued to be a hugely popular place for big stars to perform in as well, with the likes of Tom Jones making their debuts there during the 1970's and helping to establish the reputation of the resort for adult-oriented, easy listening music.

While this is the kind of music that many still associate with Las Vegas – and indeed singers of that type like Celine Dion and Elton John still perform lavish concerts at venues like the Colosseum in Caesars Palace, drawing crowds of thousands – Vegas has also attracted more edgy, experimental musicians during the last decade or so. One notable example of this was the late funk-pop star Prince, who took to the stage of the Rio towards of the end of 2006.

His residency there proved an enormous success and featured collaborations with the likes of Chaka Khan, with his presence helping to give the Vegas music scene a hipper image. The likes of Jennifer Lopez have followed in his wake, as she set up home at the Planet Hollywood complex there, proving that Vegas is not just for older music fans. Indeed the current era is seeing cutting edge dance acts like Afrojack choosing to perform there – as this DJ performed a successful set to packed crowds at the Wynn Las Vegas.

The next few months will see stars ranging from older singers like Rod Stewart, to younger ones such as Keith Sweat taking to stages in Las Vegas, proving that it is truly a musical center.


A friend sent me this and I think it is helpful for battling Depression which I have been doing since my youth.

The cure for my depression was learning to tune into the thoughts I was thinking – and subsequently believing – about myself.

The mistake I made for most of my life is the same mistake many of my clients make when we first start working together.

They believe: “The voice inside my head is my voice, therefor whatever I am thinking is the truth”.
But that is a lie.

The key to success lies in learning to use the mind, instead of being used by it.



Today's Tarot Card of the Moment is the Eight of Wands! Your path is clear of obstacles and things are picking up speed. You can make some good, fast progress now if you capitalize on this active energy. More here: http://ow.ly/j1aJ30bOM4u

In readings, the Eight of Wands is often a sign that now is the time to declare yourself. All the elements are ready and will work for you as long as you don't hesitate. The iron is hot - so strike! If events are in motion, they will proceed rapidly. You may feel caught in a whirlwind, but soon the dust will settle, and you see how your plans have fared.

The Eight of Wands also stands for the arrival of news or information. You may see or hear something important. The news could show up in a disguised form, so stay alert. Pay attention to everything that comes your way for a while.

This card also signifies endings. Sooner or later all activities run their course. The eight wands on this card not only symbolize putting events into motion, but also bringing them to a close. They appear to be ending their flight by coming down to earth. If you see the Eight of Wands in a reading, it may be time to conclude whatever you have been doing. Celebrate the past, but prepare to move on to something new.



Norah Jones
"Day Breaks World Tour"
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Norah Jones brings her Day Breaks World Tour to the Fox Theatre Detroit. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Outlaw Music Festival †
July 8 - Joe Louis Arena
Willie Nelson and Blackbird Presents are thrilled to announce the initial lineup for the 2017 summer "Outlaw Music Festival Tour." This once-in-a-lifetime lineup including Willie Nelson & Family, Bob Dylan & His Band, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Sheryl Crow and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real will perform at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday, July 8 as part of the Farewell Season at The Joe. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Dancing with the Stars: Live!
"Hot Summer Nights"
July 28 - Fox Theatre
Following the success of the sold-out "Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance" tour this winter, TV's hottest show is going back on tour across America this summer in "Dancing with the Stars: Live! - Hot Summer Nights." Fans of the show have the opportunity to see the best ballroom dancers in the business perform live in Detroit. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE


One of my very favorite books of all time is THE GLASS CASTLE by Jeannette Walls (2006). This book takes off from page 1. I totally identified with the author's childhood as things were much different in the 1950s and 1960s. Parents were more in tune with doing the things they wanted and children were not the main focus. Seen and not heard you might say. Not like the Depression but very little supervision by parents.

Now after 11 years this book is now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains.

Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, THE GLASS CASTLE is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar® winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.


Cast: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Studio: Lionsgate
Release Date: Friday, August 11
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Website: http://www.theglasscastle.movie/
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On June 2, UMe will release eight individual albums from their Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers catalog as stand-alone vinyl titles. Each album* has been remastered for this release and seven of the albums—Damn the Torpedoes, Full Moon Fever, Hard Promises, Into The Great Wide Open, Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough), Long After Dark and Southern Accents—are included in the The Complete Studio Albums Volume 1 box set, released last year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band’s self-titled debut. UMe will also be releasing Pack Up The Plantation Live! The albums will be individually available on 180g black vinyl with the original LP artwork.

UMe albums to be released June 2:
Damn The Torpedoes*
Full Moon Fever
Hard Promises
Into The Great Wide Open
Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough)
Long After Dark
Pack Up The Plantation Live! (2-LP)
Southern Accents
*Remastered In 2010

Pre-order click the icons below for each LP

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are on tour now with shows sold out across North America—more to be added soon. The tour features support from Joe Walsh as well as Chris Stapleton, Peter Wolf and The Lumineers on select dates this summer.

The band will also headline London’s Hyde Park as part of Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time with very special guests Stevie Nicks, The Lumineers, Ward Thomas, The Head and The Heart, Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown and The Shelters among others—this will be their only European performance of 2017. See below or www.tompetty.com for details.


May 27 BottleRock Napa, CA
May 29-30 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
June 2 Sprint Center Kansas City, MO *
June 3 Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, MN *
June 5 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, IA *
June 7 Schottenstein Center Columbus, OH *
June 9 PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh, PA *
June 10 Quicken Loans Arena Cleveland, OH *
June 12 US Bank Arena Cincinnati, OH *
June 14 XFINITY Theatre Hartford, CT *
June 16 Prudential Center Newark, NJ *
June 17 Mountain Jam Festival Hunter Mountain, NY
June 24 Arroyo Seco Weekend Pasadena, CA
June 29 Wrigley Field Chicago, IL †
July 1 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA
July 2 CMAC Performing Arts Center Canandaigua, NY
July 5-6 Marcus Amphitheater-Summerfest Milwaukee, WI †
July 9 Hyde Park London, UK
July 15 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ONT
July 16 RBC Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa, ONT
July 18 DTE Energy Music Theatre Detroit, MI
July 20-21 TD Garden Boston, MA ‡
July 23 Royal Farms Arena Baltimore, MD
July 26-27 Forest Hills Stadium Queens, NY
July 29 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA ‡
August 17 Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena Vancouver, BC §
August 19 Safeco Field Seattle, WA §
September 17 Kaaboo Festival San Diego, CA
*with special guest Joe Walsh
†with special guest Chris Stapleton
‡with special guest Peter Wolf
§with special guests The Lumineers

For complete tour and ticket information, visit livenation.com


DETROIT (18 May 2017) - The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is excited to share the complete national and local music lineup of nearly 50 musicians and bands, as well as exciting programming for the 11th annual GM River Days presented by Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. Many local favorites, as well as new acts, will perform on the Michigan Lottery Stage and Chevrolet Stage, which feature a mix of rock, pop, blues, alternative, soul, funk, and country.

This year’s GM River Days festival will feature a star-studded music lineup on the Quicken Loans National Stage, including rock superstar Ann Wilson of Heart along with local tribute band FiftyAmpFuse on Friday evening. Soul sensation The Isley Brothers featuring Ron Isley, along with Grammy-nominated Soul and R&B singer Freddie Jackson, will perform on Saturday night. Grammy-winning R&B group 112 will perform on Sunday evening, followed by Grammy-nominated R&B singer Joe.

While all GM River Days performances are included with admission to the festival, VIP premier seats are now available for the headlining performances taking place on the Quicken Loans National Stage. The limited VIP premier seat tickets are available for purchase from RiverDays.com/Music. VIP tickets are $35 and include admission to the festival and seating for the national entertainment. These tickets are only available for purchase in advance of the festival, and quantities are limited.


Friday, June 23
1:00 p.m. Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow
4:30 p.m. The Gia Warner Band
6:15 p.m. FiftyAmpFuse
8:30 p.m. Ann Wilson of Heart

Saturday, June 24
3:30 p.m. Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow
4:30 p.m. Notorious
6:25 p.m. Freddie Jackson
8:30 p.m. The Isley Brothers featuring Ron Isley

Sunday, June 25
3:30 p.m. Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow
5:00 p.m. Brielle Lesley
6:50 p.m. 112
8:45 p.m. Joe


Metro Detroit’s R&B, reggae, rock & roll and country acts will fill the Michigan Lottery Stage, located along the Detroit Riverfront just east of Beaubien Street, featuring:

Friday, June 23
12:00 p.m. Josh Birdsong (Indie Pop)
1:00 p.m. Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow
2:00 p.m. Sami Mei (Pop/Rock)
3:45 p.m. Speak Easy (Rasta-Funk)
5:00 p.m. Madelyn Grant (Neo-Soul/R&B)
6:45 p.m. Jennifer Westwood & The Handsome Devils (Roots Rock/Americana)
8:30 p.m. The Persuasion Band (High Energy Party)

Saturday, June 24
11:30 a.m. Ali McManus (Americana)
1:00 p.m. Lilac Lungs (Alternative Pop)
2:30 p.m. King Mellowman and Mellow Runnings (World/Reggae)
3:30 p.m. Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow
5:00 p.m. Scarlet Lies (Glam Pop Rock)
6:45 p.m. LaShaun Phoenix Moore (R&B/Soul)
8:30 p.m. Matt Austin (Young Country)

Sunday, June 25
11:30 a.m. Zander Michigan (Singer/Songwriter)
1:00 p.m. The Boa Constrictors (Rockabilly)
2:30 p.m. Fangs and Twang (Monster Country)
3:30 p.m. Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow
5:00 p.m. New World Soul (R&B Soul)
6:45 p.m. The Messenger Birds (Rock/Alternative)
8:30 p.m. The Orbitsuns (Outlaw Country)


The best of metro Detroit’s alternative, country, funk and soul bands will play on the Chevrolet Stage, located along on the GM Plaza in front of the Renaissance Center, featuring:

Friday, June 23
11:45 a.m. Grace Elizabeth (Indie Pop)
12:45 p.m. Eye on Detroit Trivia presented by EyeGlass World (Trivia Contest)
1:00 p.m. Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow
2:00 p.m. Escaping Pavement (Americana)
3:05 p.m. Eye on Detroit Trivia presented by EyeGlass World (Trivia Contest)
3:30 p.m. Rev. Marc Falconberry (Blues)
5:30 p.m. Harlow (Hard Rock/Alternative)
6:40 p.m. Eye on Detroit Trivia presented by EyeGlass World (Trivia Contest)
7:00 p.m. The Ruiners (Party Punk)
8:30 p.m. Kaleido (Rock)

Saturday, June 24
9:30 a.m. 3rd Annual Outdoor “Yoga on the River”
11:15 a.m. Maticic (Folk/Americana)
12:20 p.m. Eye on Detroit Trivia presented by EyeGlass World (Trivia Contest)
12:45 p.m. Jaime Marvin (Singer/Songwriter)
2:15 p.m. Melophobix (Reggae/Rock/Funk/Fusion)
3:30 p.m. Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow
4:30 p.m. Eye on Detroit Trivia presented by EyeGlass World (Trivia Contest)
4:45 p.m. Austin Scott (Family Friendly Country)
6:05 p.m. Eye on Detroit Trivia presented by EyeGlass World (Trivia Contest)
6:30 p.m. Stewart Francke (Rock & Soul)
8:30 p.m. Stone Clover (Paddy Slag)

Sunday, June 25
9:30 a.m. 3rd Annual Outdoor “Yoga on the River”
11:30 a.m. Acoustic Ash (Singer/Songwriter)
12:35 p.m. Eye on Detroit Trivia presented by EyeGlass World (Trivia Contest)
1:00 p.m. Al Bettis (Soul-Funk)
2:05 p.m. Eye on Detroit Trivia presented by EyeGlass World (Trivia Contest)
2:30 p.m. The Reefermen (Rock)
3:30 p.m. Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow
4:45 p.m. The Flutter & Wow (Americana)
6:05 p.m. Eye on Detroit Trivia presented by EyeGlass World (Trivia Contest)
6:30 p.m. Alise King (R&B Soul)
8:30 p.m. Larry Lee & Back in the Day (Funk/R&B)


Located at Rivard Plaza, the Flagstar Bank Kids Zone produced by The Parade Company is introducing a new carnival-themed kids zone. This year’s Kids Zone will include a larger-than-life “Monster Mural,” as well as face painting, craft stations and interactive activities with the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan Science Center, Arts & Scraps and more. New this year to the Kids Zone, families will be able to enjoy carnival games and strolling carnival buskers. Additionally, an entertaining lineup will perform on the Meijer Kids Stage including DynaMike, Storytime with VB and Animal Magic. Parents can pick up a free sticker for additional activities in the Kids Zone from the Flagstar Bank booth at the festival.


11:00 AM GM River Days Kickoff Ribbon-Cutting
12:00 AM Michigan Science Center Stage Show
1:00 PM Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow
2:00 PM DynaMike, Master Magician
3:00 PM Michigan Science Center Stage Show
3:45 PM Storytime with VB
4:45 PM DynaMike, Master Magician
6:00 PM Storytime with VB
7:00 PM DynaMike, Master Magician

11:15 AM Michigan Science Center Stage Show
12:00 PM DynaMike, Master Magician
1:00 PM Michigan Science Center Stage Show
1:45 PM Storytime with VB
2:45 PM DynaMike, Master Magician
3:30 PM Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow
4:30 PM Storytime with VB
5:00 PM DynaMike, Master Magician
6:30 PM DynaMike, Master Magician

11:15 AM Storytime with VB
12:00 PM Michigan Science Center Stage Show
12:45 PM Storytime with VB
1:45 PM DynaMike, Master Magician
2:45 PM Michigan Science Center Stage Show
3:30 PM Emcee for Tuskegee Airmen Museum Airshow
4:30 PM Animal Magic
5:45 PM DynaMike, Master Magician
7:00 PM Animal Magic

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will provide a variety of hands-on activities, including a rock climbing wall for children and adults in the William G. Milliken State Park & Harbor during the festival. Guests can stroll through the park and talk with wildlife and fish experts, foresters, and conservation officers. There will also be a laser gun trailer to educate families on hunting. Booths will be set up across the park with education games tables, live animals and fishing demonstrations. Festivalgoers will also have a chance to try their hand at archery and other outdoor skill challenges.

AARP Block Party

For the first time ever, AARP will be bringing its Block Party to GM River Days. The Block Party will feature radio personality Donnie Simpson, a virtual reality experience, special prizes, and other activities for the entire family. The AARP Block Party is a traveling exhibit that engages attendees with interactive experiences that relate to AARP’s programs and mission. Visitors who stop by the AARP Block Party can experience virtual reality and receive a free AARP-branded Google Cardboard VR viewer.

The Block Party will also include a photo booth, prize wheel, a free ice pop stand, and a “commitment wall,” where attendees can leave heartfelt messages to the city. As a part of AARPs efforts to support the local Detroit community, they will be making a $1 donation for every ice pop given away at the AARP Block Party (maximum donation of $5,000) to the Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO), a nonprofit, multi-service agency founded in 1955 in response to the needs of low-income families and communities in Detroit. The check will be presented to NSO on Sunday, June 25. Simpson, a long-time radio DJ and movie and TV personality with Detroit roots, will have a meet and greet at the Block Party tent. Check aarp.org/mi for his appearance schedule.

Eye on Detroit Trivia presented by Eyeglass World®

Festival guests will be invited to compete in Eye on Detroit Trivia presented by Eyeglass World, a contest challenge with a focus on Detroit music and sports. The winner of each trivia contest will receive VIP tickets to the Main Stage performer for that evening of GM River Days. The Grand Prize Winner on Sunday will receive a weekend getaway to Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, a $750 value.

Airshow by the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum

The air show, a crowd favorite, will return over the Detroit River for its third year. Staged by the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum, show performances will be at 1 p.m. on Friday and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. New this year, the show will include a Heritage Flight which consists of a WWII aircraft and its modern equivalent flying individually and then joining together for passes with the modern aircraft flying on the wing of the WWII aircraft. Also scheduled to appear are aerobatic pilots flying upside down and sideways, jets from the World Heritage Air Museum, an airplane flown by the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, several racing airplanes and a demonstration of precision formation flying by the museum’s own four-aircraft demo team. The airshow will feature emcees at all festival stages. This is one of the very few airshows in all of North America that features mostly local performers.

Coast Guard Cutter Tours

A fixture on the Detroit River since 1874 and a unique representation of Detroit’s distinction as being an international border, the United States Coast Guard will have a presence this year at GM River Days. The USCGC BRISTOL BAY (WTGB-102) will be onsite and free to tour during the festival. The cutter will be docked at GM Plaza. Tours take place on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 from 11am-5 pm.

The primary mission of USCGC BRISTOL BAY (WTGB-102) is icebreaking. The 140-foot cutter, which is homeported in Detroit, conducts its icebreaking mission in the Great Lakes.

Detroit Marriott – The Official Hotel of GM River Days

As the official hotel of GM River Days, the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center invites families to explore the Detroit Riverfront during the festival or any weekend this summer and stay downtown in their guestrooms. For reservations visit DetroitMarriott.com or call 1-800-352-0831.

Presented by the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, buskers and street performers are back at GM River Days. The entertainment will include circus-style performances including stilt walking, aerialists, fire-breathing and more. Scheduled performances will be located at the GM Fountain area and on the RiverWalk west of Rivard Plaza.

Volunteer positions for GM River Days are still open for afternoon and evening shifts. Volunteers receive a GM River Days Festival Volunteer T-shirt, complimentary parking, and opportunities to receive festival food vouchers and more. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please visit riverdays.com/volunteer/ for more information.

GM River Days presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is supported by General Motors, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Flagstar Bank, AARP, Pepsi, Michigan Lottery, SPAM®, Meijer, Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, National Vision, Imperial Beverage, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Sprint, L.L. Bean, MetroPCS, T-Mobile, Eagle Security, Help Eliminate Auto Thefts, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Barefoot Winery, Made in Detroit and Detroit Pistons.




Writing an assignment paper is never an easy job and it takes time, determination and a lot of research. With other obligations and things on your mind trying to meet deadlines can be daunting. Not everyone has what it takes to write a good piece of paper. For all of you who would like to learn how to write an outstanding assignment paper, here are a few pointers.

Writing outstanding assignment paper

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Analyze your topic

Think about your topic and what it requires from you to do in order to answer the question at hand. If you have any specific instructions be sure to read them as well. Otherwise you might go off-topic or spread your research too wide and loose precious time. Try and look for any restrictive words in your topic, they will help you limit your research. On the other hand, look for words that will give you specific information what you really need to write about.

Create an outline

The structure of your paper is very important. You don’t want to jump from one place to the other and back again. Your paper needs to be coherent and easy to follow. Most assignments you need to write are essays. They are a basic form of written assignments and they follow a simple structure. If this is a problem for you, you can find assignment help online.
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ON THIS DAY: Based on outcry from parents who bought into what may have started as an idle rumor, the FBI launched a formal investigation in 1964 into the supposedly pornographic lyrics of the song “Louie, Louie.” That investigation finally neared its conclusion on this day in 1965, when the FBI Laboratory declared the lyrics of “Louie Louie” to be officially unintelligible.

No one will ever know who started the rumor that “Louie Louie” was dirty. As written by Richard Berry in 1955, the lyrics revolve around a sailor from the Caribbean lamenting to a bartender named Louie about missing his far-away love.

As recorded in crummy conditions and in a single take by the Kingsmen in 1963, lyrics like “A fine little girl, she wait for me…” came out sounding like “A phlg mlmrl hlurl, duh vvvr me” Perhaps it was some clever middle-schooler who started the rumor by trying to convince a classmate that those lyrics contained some words that are as unprintable today as they were back in 1963.

Whatever the case, the story spread like wildfire, until the United States Department of Justice began receiving letters like the one addressed to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and dated January 30, 1964. “Who do you turn to when your teen age daughter buys and brings home pornographic or obscene materials being sold…in every City, Village and Record shop in this Nation?” that letter began, before going on to make the specific assertion that the lyrics of “Louie Louie” were “so filthy that I can-not enclose them in this letter.” READ MORE  HISTORY.COM



My favorite series are playing now too... Better Call Saul 3, Fargo 3, The Americans 5, and finished Sun Records.

Better Call Saul is AWESOME! So exciting this year! Lots of BR/BA characters are back to terrify us once more! The plot this season is really moving at a rapid pace. If I say anymore it will be a spoiler.. 5 STARS

Fargo 3 Is very interesting, all new characters, but not a lot of the drama of the first series. The characters are engaging though. Hoping the show picks up soon! 3 STARS so far...

The Americans is barely watchable this season so far. The writers keep focusing on that whiny daughter and she gets way too much screen time..Back to spying please!! 3 STARS

Sun Records was fabulous across the board but not too many people seem interested in it. The acting is good and the music is really good. Chad Michael Murray is kick ass as Sam Phillips! 4 STARS

My HULU binge for the week is Law & Order SVU. I am on season 5 now.. Love the series, not as much as the original with Chris Noth and company but love the cast on SVU. A lot of the cast come from all my favorite shows. Actually they got their start on SVU and moved on to more fame with other series. Fun to watch them, dark topics, not for the faint of heart! 4 STARS


Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack.

Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy.

At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.

Last year, we found out that Beatle legend Paul McCartney had been cast in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The fifth movie in the Pirates Of The Caribbean series debuts May 26th at a theater near you.  Check out the fun theater poster featuring Paul above!


We were lucky to have seen The Godfather on the big screen when it was first released in 1972. Now everyone can experience it on the largest screens the IMAX! Go see this film masterpiece on the screen it was created for...2 days only nationwide June 4 and 7 2017

Spend time with the Corleone family when Turner Classic Movies: TCM and Fathom Events bring The Godfather to the big screen June 4 and 7 in celebration of its 45th anniversary. Get your tickets today at http://bit.ly/GodFather45.

This iconic film about a New York mafia family’s rise to power in the years following World War II stars Marlon Brando as the family’s patriarch, Don Corleone, and features career-making performances by Al Pacino, James Caan and Robert Duvall. Based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel, this searing and brilliant film garnered seven Academy Award® nominations and won three, including Best Picture of 1972.


THE CLASSIC CRIME's Photo Credit: Robbie Negrin

Coming back after nearly five years in a strong way, THE CLASSIC CRIME's How to Be Human made a tremendous splash on several Billboard charts following its April 28 release. The crowdfunded album, released via BC Music, reached #3 on Independent Albums, #4 on Alternative Album Sales, #9 on Alternative Albums, #9 on Rock Album Sales, #18 on Rock Albums, #24 on Top Current Album Sales, #25 on Top Album Sales, and #95 on The Billboard 200.


The accomplishment and response were not lost on lead singer-songwriter Matt MacDonald, who ecstatically commented: "It's a testament to the dedication of our fans and the DIY hustle of our team, and proof positive that elbow grease and a focus on quality still means something in this world. It's not about your label or who you know, it's about consistently trying your best to deliver your best to your supporters.

We couldn't be more happy with the results." The Seattle-based rock band’s effort was entirely self-funded via Kickstarter, so it’s poetic justice that the shared passion of the fanbase and artists has translated to such a strong release.

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