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New Orleans – Jazz Fest Memories

Jul 10, 2013 No Comments by

I lived in New Orleans from 2003 until hurricane Katrina. It’s a great city and I love to go back and visit for Jazz Fest and this year we’re going for New Year’s Eve. Once we started buying the Big Chief passes, we couldn’t go back to sitting on the grass and using port-a-potties. In […]

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Revenge for 1812 – The Patriots invade London

Jul 05, 2013 No Comments by

In honor of the fourth installment of the NFL international series in London taking place last weekend, I thought it would be a good time to recall my trip with my dad to London last year for the Patriots and Buccaneers game at Wembley. As die-hard Patriots fans, it’s not every year you get to […]

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Lincoln Center – Jazz meets Clave

Jun 30, 2013 No Comments

What can be said about an evening with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis, Jazz Meets Clave another great evening of music. At the pre-concert discussion, JLCO’s drummer Ali Jackson try to explain Clave and how the Afro Cuban Rhythm develop from the beginnings to modern jazz. It sounded more like he […]

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Opening Day: The New Meadowlands

Jul 28, 2011 2 Comments

by Mike Palladino It just seemed right that my beloved New York Giants would open up their new stadium (and the 2010 season) against the Carolina Panthers – a team that improperly closed out the old stadium with a complete and utter beat down, further cementing the lackluster 2009 NYG season. The Giants defense – […]

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Spiderrock – Touring Navajo Country

May 03, 2011 No Comments

by Donald M. I took off sometime to drive around the Southwest and experience American as far away from culture of NYC as I could without leaving the USA. There are a few places you can still go discover another way of life in the America and the Southwest is one of them. As I […]

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Jeter’s First Grand Slam (who said he chokes in the clutch!)

Mar 08, 2011 No Comments

We waited and waited for Derek Jeter, then he finally does it on a Saturday afternoon June 18, 2005 game at the old Yankee Stadium against the NL Cubbies. In the bottom of the 6th with 1 out he hits his 1st Grand Slam. He had been at bat 135 times with the bases loaded […]

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Daniel Auber’s opera Marco Spada

Mar 03, 2011 No Comments

When studying in Roma, for a class evening out we when to the Roma Opera to see the original cast in the Pierre Lacotte reconstruction of Maziler’s choreography ballet of the 1857 Daniel Auber’s opera Marco Spada. It premiered on March 15, 1981; we attended the March 21, 1981 performance. The original cast included Nureyev […]

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Time to take Texas!

Oct 21, 2010 No Comments

A great fall afternoon to watch CC hold Texas Rangers to only 2 runs with 11 hits and stranding 7 runners on the bases over 6 innings. 10 strike outs, no walks by the Yankees staff and the Sandman come in to close it out in the top of 9th. Now for game 6, time […]

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Theeeeeee Yankees win!

Oct 10, 2010 No Comments

Great win, a great sweep, they do it again to the Twins. Are Yankees this good or Twins this bad. It was nice night, starting with the elder statemen Yogi’s frist pitch, the young Yankee Hughes on the mound, then Mo one of the core four on the mound to end it. What history, the […]

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