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Hoop Dreams - XCPR/Memory Light 7"
(Captured Tracks, 2011)Even in 2011, when decent band names seem harder and harder to come by (deep breath...Bare Wires, High Tension Wires, White Wires, White Mystery, White Fence, etc.), "Hoop Dreams" is particularly lousy. Naming your indie rock e...
Posted: 9/19/2011 10:08 PM in Random Old Records
Komen Race for the Cure Celebrity Bartender Happy Hour
This Friday the Holy Grail is hosting a Happy Hour from 4-9pm, with 10% of earnings going to Komen’s fight against Breast Cancer. If you can make it for the 7-11am race the following morning, even better!
Posted: 9/19/2011 8:38 PM in Three Blocks From the Beach
FTC Approves Time Warner Buying Insight
Reuters reports that Time Warner Cable has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Insight Communications from the Carlyle Group, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday. The $3-billion deal was announced last month. Here’s a link to the story.
Posted: 9/19/2011 4:45 PM in TV and Media Blog
Meteorologist Jeff Creighton Quits Ch. 12
Did you see my blog earlier today about Pat Barry leaving WXIX-TV (Channel 19) to do a morning radio show on MOJO? Now we know who will replace him as Fox 19 weekend weatherman… Weekend morning/night meteorologist Jeff Creighton quit WKRC-TV (Channel...
Posted: 9/19/2011 1:38 PM in TV and Media Blog
Fall TV Season: Day 1 Of Prime-Time
Hope you’ve cleared space on the DVR for TV’s busiest week as the fall TV season officially starts today. Here are my highlights for today. Later I’ll post a calendar of all the broadcast series season premieres. And you can talk about the new shows,...
Posted: 9/19/2011 12:31 PM in TV and Media Blog
My Review Of The Bill Cunningham Show
Bill Cunningham re-invents himself as a daytime talk host today. Will it work? I’ve seen the premiere. Here are my thoughts: On the “Bill Cunningham Show,” the WLW-AM hosts appears as a cross between Dr. Phil & Phil Donahue in the show produced by the...
Posted: 9/19/2011 11:54 AM in TV and Media Blog
Meet the newest member of the Juilliard String Quartet
The venerable Juilliard Quartet has always played “new” music with as much conviction and beauty of sound as it does the classics of the string quartet repertoire. Founded in 1946, it has had just 13 members in its 65-year history. Among the quartet’s...
Posted: 9/19/2011 11:34 AM in Arts in Focus
MPMF11: Interview with Delicate Steve
This music blog market is funny. One day, you’re sitting in your room, noodling on guitar and recording yourself playing little melodies through a few choice effect pedals. The next, your music is being big-upped all over the internet and you’re suddenly...
Posted: 9/19/2011 10:45 AM in Each Note Secure
Mason Grad on The Sing-Off Tonight
Mason Buzz blogger Rachel Richardson just posted a story here about 2002 Mason High School grad and former Mason homecoming queen Danielle Withers, who will be on the season premiere of “The Sing-Off” tonight (8-10 p.m., Channels 5, 2, NBC). Danielle,...
Posted: 9/19/2011 10:24 AM in TV and Media Blog
A new era at the Pops
The era of Pops conductor John Morris Russell — JMR for short — blasted off this weekend in Music Hall. Here’s the review (with thanks to Mary Ellen Hutton). Photos coming soon!
Posted: 9/19/2011 10:13 AM in Arts in Focus

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