Closing the Miami Arena

Jan 31, 2016 No Comments by

by Brule Laker We didn’t realize until reading in the newspaper that our first Miami Heat game would be their last at the Miami Arena. Our company’s insurance agent, a Miami native, provided excellent tickets for the December 28, 1999, game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. We had previously attended Florida Panthers games at the arena, […]

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Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand Great American Photographers

Jan 27, 2016 No Comments by

by Gary Spilatro Living in suburbs of NYC you have the great advantage of being able to go into the city and view an exhibit of the world’s greatest artists. Such was the exhibit at the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) of the work of 3 great American Photographers – Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand. Also being […]

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Queen or the Clash? Choose wisely

Jan 25, 2016 No Comments

by Kenton Larsen Sophie had it easy. When I was 15, my father gave me a nightmarish choice: he would take me to the Twin Cities to see either Queen or the Clash, but not both. I still love both bands, but my favorite album at the time was Queen’s Greatest Hits, so I chose […]

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Chicago Cardinals Old School NFL

Jan 22, 2016 No Comments

The Chicago Cardinals Old School NFL by Brule Laker The Chicago Cardinals always lagged in popularity behind the Bears. For most of their existence, they played at Comiskey Park, the home of the White Sox. As South Siders, we rooted for the usually hapless Cardinals. Less than 16,000 fans turned out on a beautiful late-November […]

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Avenue Q It Sucks to be Me

Jan 19, 2016 No Comments

by Rusty Banks Just so we’re clear, it DOES Suck to be me! and apparently you as well It sucks when you have 4th row center seats and you’ve got the audacity to think you can get drinks for 4 and STILL make it to your seats in the 45 seconds before the lights go […]

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Monster Trucks – can you say Robosaurus

Jan 18, 2016 No Comments

by John Santos Swimming pools, movies stars.  That’s what most of the country thinks when they hear about Los Angeles.  Monster Trucks for some reason never seem to make the list.  But what many don’t know is the Los Angeles, and Southern California in general is quite the hotspot for Monster Trucks, off road racing, […]

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Bowie ticket stubs conjure up memories and lingering mystery

Jan 15, 2016 No Comments

by: Kenton Larsen I’ve seen David Bowie live four times. Actually, make that five times if you include a chance encounter at a bus stop. I was in the crowd in Winnipeg, Canada for the 1983 Serious Moonlight tour, the 1987 Glass Spider tour, the 1990 Sound + Vision tour, and the 2004 Reality tour. […]

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Ohio State Buckeye Basketball – 1979-1980

Jan 14, 2016 No Comments

by Brian Clair The Ohio State Buckeye Basketball tickets – at St. John’s Arena in late 1970’s. Michigan Game was February 7th and the Illinois game was on the 16th.    St. John’s was also a popular concert venue in the day. My mom was a bog hoops fan back in the day – probably […]

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Sex Pistols One-Off – the Roxy 2007

Jan 12, 2016 No Comments

by Karen Kritzer LA’s Roxy Theater.  2007.  Sid was long dead.  Lydon’s “Public Image Limited” was also laid to rest.  Steve Jones was hosting “Jonesy’s Jukebox” on Indie 103.1 and I was/am a rabid Jonesy fan.  Paul Cook guested on Steve’s show and their banter about their Sex Pistols days were side splitting hilarious. Word […]

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I can read a defense like Peyton Manning (for 1 play at least)

Jan 10, 2016 No Comments

As far as I’m concerned, this was the beginning of the end of the Patriots dynasty. Sure, 2007 saw a freak resurgence due to the Bill Belichick Fantasy Team, but they were not the Super Bowl Patriots we had become accustomed to in New England. But, 2006 was still the Patriots time. Since our last […]

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