(CNN) So you've heard of a blood moon, and maybe even a blue moon, but what about a black moon?

The phenomenon is occurring again in North America on July 31 -- the first one since 2016. The rest of the world will have to wait until August 30.

But, what does this even mean? Why is it important? Here's everything you need to know about this astronomical event.

A black moon is basically the second new moon of the month, something that rarely occurs. It works similarly to a Leap Year. A lunar cycle typically takes about 29 days to complete, but our months are slightly longer.

So sometimes, about every 32 months, we happen to get two full moons or two new moons. The second full moon in a month is called a blue moon, and the second new moon is called a black moon. Read More

Unlike past supermoon events, this upcoming black supermoon won't make for an impressive spectacle. A new moon occurs when the Moon falls between the Earth and the Sun. At this point in the lunar cycle, the Moon appears as a black, practically invisible silhouette in the night sky.

Even if you won't be able to see the Moon itself, you should still make time to look up on the night of Wednesday, July 31. A dark new moon creates the perfect viewing conditions for the multiple meteor showers that are active this time of year. To catch potential shooting stars when skies are darkest, wait until 11:12 p.m. EDT for the Moon to reach its full new moon phase.



Legendary Mad Magazine cartoonist Antonio Prohias inspired and had many other artists and musicians as friends. His gift of sharing his talent was priceless. We will be sharing stories about the lucky folks who were recipients of Antonio's time, advice, and friendship.

Art Casado: Pic of Antonio Prohias

Message to Antonio's daughter Suzi Prohais from a family friend, fellow artist, and drummer Art Casado

Hey Suzi:

I was in New York around 1975-76, at a time I wanted to get away from music for a bit and get back into the artwork. During that time I saw your dad frequently. He lived way up in Manhattan somewhere, can't remember the street, but it was two long subway rides from Queensboro Plaza (where I lived) and an even longer walk from the station to his apt building. The block where he lived (I remember) was easy 3 times the length of the other blocks on his way to his place. A freaking mile long!!!

Your dad was so uniquely amazing in so many ways, it would take me a lifetime to write all the anecdotes about Antonio. One clear clue to his endless imagination was how he carried his unique style of drawing beyond the Spy characters.

The buildings he drew in the background were him, with those acute angles with a few bricks showing here and there, or the corner cluster of windows in far away scenes. His round moons the off-center hole and the intricate line-drawing clouds. The guns, the helicopters and everything else he drew had Antonio written all over it. Even a drawing of a pencil had his style.

I can tell you that the Spy vs Spy strips were superficially simple, but your dad was extremely serious about the authenticity of details.

He showed me a bunch of accordion files filled with magazine pages he used for reference --- he had photos of planes, boats, guns of every type, animals, you name it. He asked me, "what kind of tail does a hippo have?" I really could not say... well, he had a photo. --- He would say, "Imagine publishing a drawing of a giraffe with the wrong feet or wrong tail!!" He was right.

Of course, he would draw the animal his way, but anatomically correct. When a Spy was shooting a rifle, your dad knew the difference between the sight of a Winchester and that of an M-14. --- He was a trip and he once gave me an accordion to take home.

Of course, Antonio knew I played drums (he used to tell me that music was keeping me from being a full artist) ... (a brain divided) Ha!

Given that drums involved hitting stuff, he wanted to incorporate that into a Spy strip. (He did publish a frame of a Spy tied to a bass drum and taking a beating from the other Spy with the bass drum pedal.) But before that, your dad wanted to know how the drum pedal worked, and I sort of drew a sketch to explain the mechanism, but Antonio being a perfectionist, I ended up going to the music stores on 48th street, picking up drum catalogs and other drum stuff and bringing it to him. He was like a kid at Christmas, could not believe I came through for him... 😁

Art Casado


The Beatles defined music and popular culture like no other band -- but how exactly did they make the journey from Merseyside teenagers to international pop stars in the '60s? Featuring unique and revealing interviews from those involved in the early years of The Beatles, in THE BEATLES: MADE ON MERSEYSIDE, home audiences will discover the story of Fab Four's ascent from Liverpool and Hamburg to the pinnacle of rock success.

Recounting how American rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues dragged post-war Liverpool into one of the most vibrant music cities ever with the Mersey Sound, this acclaimed doc delves into the young history of the Fab Four, their early band iterations and why it took so long for them to break through the noise. From school bands to colleges, Hamburg to The Cavern Club, The Beatles moved from skiffle to rock 'n' roll before creating their own unique sound that took the world by storm.

With newly filmed contributions from the "fifth Beatle" Pete Best, Quarrymen Colin Hanton and Len Garry, Brian Epstein's business associate Joe Flannery, The Beatles first-ever secretary Freda Kelly, original Mersey Beat magazine owner Bill Harry, and flatmates of John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe, this acclaimed doc charts the original music and the energy and excitement that led to the explosion of Beatlemania and one of the most influential and beloved bands in history.


New crime master JK Franko is the author of the thrilling Talion series of books. Built upon his decades of history in law, his experience defines his work.

What would you do? That’s the question racing through the reader’s mind as they get swept up in the heart-pounding thriller Eye for Eye, Book I of The Talion Series by J.K. Franko.

Roy Cruise and his wife Susie are still grieving the tragic loss of their daughter when they are approached by another couple with a bizarre "Strangers on a Train" crisscross-style revenge proposal.

Full of compelling twists and turns, dark secrets begin to surface throughout the story, putting the Cruise’s marriage and, eventually, their lives at risk.



L-R Lenny Brenner, Bill Gaines of Mad Magazine, Antonio Prohias Angelo Torres & Nick Meglin, some of the staff of Mad Magazine

Today we have a very cool guest post from his daughter Susana (Suzi)

L to R Niece Jessica, sister Marta, brother Antonio, nephews Eric and Cesar, 
me, niece Allyssa Mom  & Dad center

Shortly after Fidel Castro seized power over Cuba in 1960, the legendary political cartoonist of Mad Magazine's Spy vs Spy, Antonio Prohias was forced to flee his home in Cuba.  His political cartoons had angered Fidel Castro and he was about to be sent to the "Wall".

Antonio landed in New York City. With the help of his oldest daughter Marta who spoke English, he went to the offices of Mad Magazine to apply for a job. Smartly they hired him!

Susana Prohias in Miami

Suzi Prohais: Notes From My Father

I was living in Miami with my mom and my older sister and brother, My father was in New York working with Mad Magazine. I was suddenly taken out of the public school system and put into a private Catholic school owned by Cubans.

Every morning we sang the American national anthem and the Cuban national anthem. My classes were bi-lingual, I even had to study the History and Geography of Cuba. So the day I was taken to get my school uniforms, this picture was taken to be sent to my father in New York.

Her dad sent the spies to watch over Suzi!

Later on, my report cards were sent to him and things were not looking good. I was constantly put in detention and my grades were very bad. I wanted to write poetry, music, and dance. In fact, when my teacher asked me what did I want to be when I grew up I replied "a Go-Go Dancer"

My mom was called to the school for a meeting. I was mostly referring to the dancers I would watch on American Bandstand with the white boots and the cool people I'd watch on the Soul Train show on Saturday mornings. I could not understand what the problem was. So report card after report card I got an 'F" in conduct.

There was talk that I might even get expelled. So my dad would send me letters telling me how important it was that I would at least behave in school and included in the envelope were these notes he would draw for me. My dad always called me Susanita!

Susana Prohias AKA Suzi Queen Moon is a bilingual Singer/Songwriter of Cuban descent born in Miami Beach, Florida. Susana is the daughter of Cuban political cartoonist Antonio Prohias and the creator of Spy Vs Spy for Mad Magazine in the U.S.A.

Her latest composition "I Spy on You" is a Spy vs Spy theme song produced by Susana as a tribute to her father. As well as her new C.D. Titled "In the Spirit of the Light" to be released this year.


Suzi Queen Moon currently lives in Los Angeles, California, she is currently producing a documentary about her father, Antonio Prohias and continues to perform and write music.​

With over a decade of intensive studies, Suzi Queen Moon is an Intuitive Arts Counselor using Astrology, Tarot and many other spiritual faculties in her personal coaching sessions with her clients.



Hobbies are the spice of life that get us through the stress of work and everyday monotony. There’s no short supply of entertainment in the world; whether it’s movies, music, or true-life scandals, something’s out there that’s sure to intrigue and delight all fans of media. Of course, it’s important to know the right context to indulge in our passions, especially when it comes to finances. A survey conducted by Ask Your Target Market found that 56% of their respondents had multiple hobbies. Knowing how to organize both funds and time is useful to make sure your interests aren’t neglected. Here are a few tips for funding your hobby so you can still nurture your passions without breaking the bank.

Setting Cash Aside

While this may seem like common sense to most people, it’s easy to see money vanish from your checking account in a flash when restrictions aren’t placed on funds. Knowing where you stand financially should be a priority. After taking a hard look at your own personal budget, making sure all necessary cash flow is going to things that matter to keep a food over your head and food on the table, then whatever surplus cash is left over should go towards any passion project.

Budgeting Your Time

This may not be the kind of budgeting that comes to mind, but dedicating a decent, and appropriate, amount of time to a hobby is important for keeping your passion a part of your routine life, while also preventing any one hobby from feeling old. It’s rare that anyone has just one interest they like to dedicate time to. By setting aside a few hours of your day off to one hobby in particular, and swapping in a different activity the next week, you’ll see more progress will be made on working through your projects while keeping preventing one activity from ever getting stale or boring.

Make Money From Your Passion

It’s not impossible to find a way to have your hobby pay for itself, especially if they’re based in pop culture. Any film or comic buffs out there, who might be trying to pare down their collection, could benefit from setting up a vendor’s table at the next convention that comes by their town. If you’re a hobbyist in some type of craft, like photography or audio editing, then either selling your service or providing lessons to beginners is also a great way of making a big of side cash along with participating with people who share your interests.

There’s no reason not to let yourself have fun with hobbies. Finding a stable way to afford what you love should take no time.



3311 Waverly Drive in Los Angeles' Los Feliz neighborhood, a potential home buyer wouldn't suspect anything bad had happened at the house.

The description details a "classic 1920s Los Feliz gated single story home" with "breathtaking" views.

But in 1969, the home was the scene of the grisly murders of supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, at the hands of four Charles Manson followers.

The couple was killed August 10, the day after the Manson "family" murdered actress Sharon Tate, who was pregnant at the time, and four others about 11 miles away.

As Deadline noted, the home has been listed just weeks before the 50th anniversary of the killings and as Quentin Tarantino’s film "Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood" is set to remember that era.

A photo shared by the real estate listing service MLS on July 20, 2019, shows 3311 Waverly Drive in Los Feliz.

The listing makes no mention of the infamous LaBianca murders, which seized the city with terror. Under California law, the owner of a property only has to disclose a death on the property if it happens within three years of the purchase.

The LaBianca house, as it's known, has changed hands several times since the murders in 1969 and last sold in 1998. The 1,655-square-foot house is listed at $1,988,800, slightly below market value. The listing went up July 10.

The agent for the listing, Robert Giambalvo, said interest has been "extremely high" in the property. However, Giambalvo is treating it like any other listing, though he is disclosing that the murders happened.

"It's been so long since the event that it's a non-issue for most people," Giambalvo said. "Most of the buyers, I'm finding, were born after. They're younger than 50 years old." Read More



From the producers of Ancient Aliens and The Curse of Oak Island, hosted and executive produced by Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor William Shatner (Star Trek, Boston Legal), comes The UnXplained, a one-hour, non-fiction series that explores the world's most fascinating, strange and inexplicable mysteries.

Each episode will feature compelling contributions from scientists, historians, witnesses, and experiencers—each seeking to shed light on how the seemingly impossible actually can happen.

Fridays at 10pm on the History Channel


Town &Country: It's been a long time since Mindhunter's first season debut October 2017. Thankfully, the wait for more serial killer content is almost over. Here's what we know about Mindhunter's upcoming second season.


Jonathan Groff (Holden Ford), Holt McCallany (Bill Tench), and Anna Torv (Dr. Wendy Carr) are all on board for another season. Cameron Britton, whose chilling turn as serial killer Ed Kemper was praised by critics, has yet to reveal if he's also coming back.


David Fincher, the series's co-creator, has confirmed that the Atlanta child murders will feature largely in the season's plot. "You could probably do three seasons on the Atlanta Child Murders," Fincher said on KCRW’s "The Treatment" podcast. "It’s a huge and sweeping and tragic story. We couldn’t do it justice in the background of our nine hours.

We had to choose to dramatize. … [The FBI] are the last guys in, they’re trying to help out something that has its own momentum and politics. It’s a divided battlefield. They’re coming in to throw this federal umbrella over everything to make everyone feel OK about sharing information."

It's unclear if the BTK Killer—the elusive man often featured in season one's opening and closing scenes—will appear. However, given his prominent, unexplained role in the first run, it's likely that he'll resurface. Read More

 AUGUST 16, 2019 



“The Pretenders With Friends” - The Pretenders feat. Chrissy Hynde Performs With Special Guests Iggy Pop, Shirley Manson of Garbage, Kings of Leon and Incubus!

Blu-Ray/DVD/CD package featuring Bonus interviews with Band members, Slide show, Trailers & More!

Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling band The Pretenders featuring the Legendary Chrissy Hynde performs with special guests including Iggy Pop, Shirley Manson of Garbage, Kings of Leon and Incubus, recorded live at the Decades Rock Arena in Atlantic City, NJ.

Songs include “Brass in Pocket”; “Message of Love” by Incubus, "I'm Only Happy When It Rains” by Shirley Manson, “Precious”; “Candy” by Iggy Pop and Chrissy Hynde", “Talk of the Town”; “Back on the Chain Gang”; “Drive” by Incubus; “Mystery Achievement", "Fools Must Die" by Iggy Pop, and "Middle Of The Road" encore performance featuring The Pretenders with Iggy Pop, Incubus, Kings Of Leon and Shirley Manson.

Decades Rock Live is an innovative live concert series that features performances by celebrated artists from rock to soul who have influenced popular music over the last 50 years, as well as performances from some of today's hottest recording acts who have been inspired by these legends. This 75 Minute concert program was filmed in Hi-Definition and is presented in Stereo and 5.1 Surround Audio.

Track Listing:
01 ”The Wait”
02 “The Losing”
03 “Back In The Chain”
04 “Talk Of The Town”
05 “I’m Only Happy When It Rains”
06 “Day After Day”
07 “Bucket”
08 “Up The Neck”
09 “Drive”
10 “Message Of Love”
11 ”Precious”
12 “Fools Must Die”
13 “Candy”
14 “Mystery Achievement”
15 ”Brass In Pocket”
16 “Middle Of The Road”

Bonus Materials
DVD includes Bonus interviews with Band members, Slide show, Trailers & More! Includes a CD also!



The stresses and strains of recent events are now coming to a close, very soon the troubles of those events will be behind you and you can once again look forward with optimism to a brighter future.

You have learned from this experience as it has forced you to examine different options and try different approaches when dealing with personal difficulties. As a result of this you have found the right path and this particular test can now be put behind you.

Recent events may have taught you valuable life lessons and aided your spiritual growth. The person who ran into certain issues is not the same person who leaves them behind. Knowledge and wisdom have been gained. Fiona



So you want to pick up a new instrument? That’s one of the best things you can do for yourself. It’s okay if you feel overwhelmed; entering the music realm is something that is completely new for you. It’s normal to seek help at the beginning; we all need guidance when we’re standing on unfamiliar grounds. But, just like anything else, playing a new instrument needs practice, patience, and dedication. These are the basic things that you need to do, especially that you are just starting out. Later on, you won’t feel like you’re exerting any effort when you’re used to your musical routine.

Getting the Instrument

When you have chosen an instrument, let it introduce itself to you. Meaning, don’t just pick an instrument out of interest and blindly decide that this is the one you are going to play. It’s the same thing when you meet a new person or a potential pet, you don’t just let them into your life without a solid introduction about them, and then if you connect with them you obviously let them into your life. So, for instance, if you choose to play the guitar don’t stop there. Get to know its family. The guitar comes from the string family, which includes violin, ukulele, acoustic and electric guitar, and the cello. If you feel connected to the instrument and how it feels like, you could maybe learn how to play any instrument from the string family in the future.

Take lessons

There are a lot of people who like to be self-taught and enjoy teaching themselves, and there are other people who don’t. It’s alright if you feel this way, especially if you are a new piano student. If you still didn’t get the hang of playing the piano and feel as though you constantly need reassurance, then maybe it’s time for you to look up a piano teacher near me on Google. Besides, getting a lesson from a specialized person is much better than learning on your own. Music tutors can help you with professional tips; they’ll spot bad habits that you’re developing while playing your instrument and guide you in the right direction.

Choose a genre

It’s essential that you pick a specific tone or genre to stick with when you’re starting out. Here’s the thing, when you’re still taking your baby steps with an instrument, your ears are familiarizing themselves with the sound that each key produces. Same genre songs have the same sound to them, which is going to help you learn faster. Changing between genres is not the best thing you can do when you’re just starting out; you can do that when you feel like you have a good grip on your instrument and you know your way around a certain genre.

Learning how to play an instrument isn’t such a hard thing to do; all you have to do is to take it one day at a time and play it every day. Dedication is key, especially when you’re in a new territory. Make sure you feel connected to your instrument and that you love the way it sounds. Familiarize yourself with your instrument and its family as well. Start looking for tutors if you feel like you need to take lessons. And, finally, don’t forget to pick a genre and play it until you’ve mastered your way around it.



Locally raised artists like Iggy Pop, the MC5 and Alice Cooper make Detroit one of the preeminent stops for any musical historian looking to revisit the roots of rock and roll, but so many other U.S. cities also offer rare opportunities to embrace music’s long and winding road. Road trips are on the rise again, and they allow folks to make musical pilgrimages to distinct parts of the country to celebrate past sounds. For those looking for a rock and roll driving adventure that relives the classic 1960s sound scene away from the sweltering Motor City summer, venture west for historical sights in a comfortable, cool climate.

The Rolling Stones Still Gather No Moss

Start your musical journey in the tiny town of Tracy, California, about 90 minutes east of San Francisco, where the site of the infamous 1969 Rolling Stones concert at the now-defunct Altamont Speedway took place. The chaos of that hastily organized free concert turned deadly when the Hells Angels bikers, who were paid in booze for security detail, notoriously stabbed one concertgoer to death as he tried to rush the stage, which was eerily caught on film in the legendary Gimme Shelter documentary.

To bring this scenic road trip full circle, make sure you’re driving a car that will comfortably meet all your needs as you meander up the 101 Freeway: make sure you enjoy the ride along the pristine Pacific coastline; the journey is part of the fun. You'll arrive a leisurely couple days later in Seattle where Mick Jagger and the Stones will perform live on August 14, 2019 at CenturyLink Field.

Rock Along The Road

As you travel to Seattle, take a detour over to the 5 Freeway, driving about 90 minutes north of the Altamont site to Represa, California, and tour Folsom State Prison where Johnny Cash performed his most famous concert for inmates in 1968. When finally arriving in Seattle, seek out the birth home and final resting place of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix at Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton, Washington. Of course, no rock road trip to the Pacific Northwest would be complete without embracing the grunge movement that began in Seattle in the early 90s, with a trip to the house where Nirvana leader Kurt Cobain lived and tragically died by his own hand.

Like the traveling musical artists we embrace, hitting the highway on a rocking road tour is the best way to honor the history of rock and roll. Cruising up the west coast from Northern California to Seattle offers a memorable snapshot of iconic musical moments and famous lives sadly cut short. Exploring the past puts the present into perspective, and assures that rock and roll will never die.



Physically, a solar eclipse is a celestial event that happens around two to five times a year when the sun, moon, and earth align in such a way that the sun will appear to go behind the moon. Spiritually, eclipses are times when change can happen swiftly and unexpectedly.

Solar eclipses are like supercharged new moons, but there is also unexplainable magic and mystery to them. New moons are a time of planning and planting. New moon rituals can help us harness the new moon's energy. While you can’t control eclipses, you can be open to what comes in and accept what needs to leave your life. READ MORE


The Nine of Cups shows feelings of joy, satisfaction, pleasure, and overall contentment. Its presence is indicative of a bright future brimming with good times, bliss, and a period of your wishes all being granted.

What you will gain is a time for great socializing.

You will be the center of attention and all your relationships, professional and personal, will be happy and fulfilling.


When James Brown died on Christmas Day 2006 at age 73, officials at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital Midtown listed his cause of death as congestive heart failure related to pneumonia. More than a decade later, however, at least a dozen people — including Dr. Marvin Crawford, the physician who signed Brown's death certificate — have come forward to express their doubts in that pronouncement.

"He changed too fast," Crawford, who didn't believe the three-time Grammy winner died of natural causes, revealed in an interview with CNN, also noting that he'd recommended an autopsy but Brown's daughter Yamma declined. "He was a patient I would never have predicted would have coded. ... But he died that night, and I did raise that question: What went wrong in that room?"

Brown received a visit from a 'male stranger' prior to his sudden death

For his part, Dr. Crawford recalls Brown being admitted to the hospital on December 23 with “symptoms of early congestive heart failure and signs of a mild heart attack.” Brown's urine also allegedly tested positive for cocaine, and after giving him oxygen, IV diuretics and ACE inhibitors, Crawford said the funk singer "improved fast" and "probably could have walked out of the hospital if he wanted."

The physician says when he left the hospital on December 24 to spend Christmas Eve with his family, all seemed well — but late that night, he received a phone call from the hospital that Brown's heart had stopped. By the time he had returned to work, Brown was dead. READ MORE

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