Category Archives: Entertainment

Summer Fun At The Connecticut Trolley Museum

Shown above is Connecticut Trolley Museum’s 836. It was built in 1922 for service in New Orleans.

Check out their official WebSite for directions and hours.

Also see an unofficial site with more pictures and lots of history

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Robert Nesta “BOB MARLEY”..

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My tribute to …

Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and reggae band Bob Marley & The Wailers (1963–1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience.[1]

Marley’s music was heavily influenced by the social issues of his homeland, and he is considered to have given voice to the specific political and cultural nexus of Jamaica.[2] His best-known hits include “I Shot the Sheriff“, “No Woman, No Cry“, “Could You Be Loved“, “Stir It Up“, “Jamming“, “Redemption Song“, “One Love” and, “Three Little Birds“,[3]

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Explanation of EDI and How It Came To Be

KCJones

Your first thought might be: “I know already or I wouldn’t be reading this publication.” Yes, we will give you the “schoolbook” definition. We will even tell you a brief history of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), but our real purpose is to give you the modern era definition of EDI; and back it up with an expert opinion.Developed in the United States in the mid-1960s, the idea of what became known as EDI today originated with a group of railroad companies.

The standardization of documents proved to be necessary. They formed an organization known as the Transportation Data Coordinating Committee (TDCC) . Renamed the Electronic Data Interchange Association (EDIA) , they received a charter from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and became the ANSI X12 Committee.

Other businesses began to use proprietary systems to exchange invoices and purchase orders. They recognized the economic advantages of fast, efficient and…

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Angelyne, the Billboard Queen

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

Angelina billboardSunset Boulevard billboard

Yesterday I was in one of those “Whatever Happened To?” modes and was thinking about Angelyne, the billboard queen of the 1980s who became a Hollywood icon by having a billboard of herself.

Her life was pretty mysterious and you can’t find too much information via Google.

She came from out of nowhere but did a few music videos (really good, like a cross between Blondie and Missing Persons and Berlin) and cameo appearances in movies, most famous, “Earth Girls are Easy.” But then she also did some low budget films in the 1970s. She also sang in a band called Baby Blue.

Angelyne didn’t have a rich husband who paid for these billboards, she was single and said the money came from investors. She was also a candidate in a 2003 California recall election.

No one knows the  real age of this eccentric lady. In some…

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The Art of Noise: Hip-Hop Project

Brooke Brunson

A subcultural movement that began in the 1970’s, hip-hop has always been a musical outlet or form of self-expression for many people. With each rap and story-telling lyric that flows within the rhyme, there is always a message behind the music. On Friday January 9, 2015 I had a chance to check out an amazing event called “The Art of Noise: The Hip-Hop Project”.

10806364_986807814666505_7332974762598549356_n The host of the event was Philadelphia’s own Hakim Woods aka Haak Blast. A local MC, Promoter, and hip-hop enthusiast, he is heavily active within the hip-hop culture. Besides Hakim, two other important people that helped put together the event included local music producer, hip-hop enthusiast, and former DJ Carl Madison, and local producer, and hip-hop enthusiast DJ Tactics. Including some help from Philly blogger, writer, editor, and marketing skills expertise Lissa Alicia, she is also a writer for various magazines including Philadelphia’s fresh new entertainment…

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The Queen Mary

A Note From Abroad

Monday, March 2nd ~ On board the Queen Mary

The Queen Mary The Queen Mary

I was so excited to have my sister and brother-in-law stop by on their way to Arizona. Their time with us was limited, and we opted to take a day trip to Long Beach to tour the Queen Mary. Built by Cunard line in Clydebank, Scotland, she was originally known as job #534.

Although Cunard had maintained a legacy of naming their ships with names ending in “ia” such as Mauretania, Aquitania and Berengeria, legend has it that the tradition was ended due to a miscommunication of sorts.

“As per protocol, legend states that the Cunard directors went to ask King George his blessing of the ship’s proposed name saying, “We have decided to name our new ship after England’s greatest Queen,” meaning Queen Victoria, the King’s Grandmother. Upon which the King is reported to have stated, “My…

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