Maria’s Local Radar: Recapping The Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover

It’s safe to say that my summer season has already been in the fast lane. With festivals, shows, local markets and so much more, I have found myself occupied every weekend with something new to do. One of the most exciting events of the summer thus far was the Gentlemen …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Travel Section – Oh! Canada!

The 2004 Guinness Book Of World Records listed the Montreal International Jazz Festival as the largest jazz fest in the world. Event organizers claim roughly two million people pass through its free and paid concerts every year with hundreds of shows spread out over 11 days. This year, from June …

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Reality Check: Welcome (Back) To The Jungle

It is not possible to know at this time the precise scope or the duration of the deployments of U.S. Armed Forces necessary to counter terrorist threats to the United States.
– Excerpt from a letter accompanying a classified report to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate President Pro …

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Kam on Film: ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Me And Earl And The Dying Girl’ and What’s New In Theaters

Jurassic World

Universal Pictures

Rated PG-13 for peril and intense violence

Self-Reverential Sequel Revives Prehistoric Horror Franchise

How do you revive an expiring film franchise that was ostensibly put out of its misery over a dozen years ago after audiences became jaded with over-saturated visual effects they no longer found …

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Shoreworld: Asbury Underground – The Next Generation Of Visionary Voices Sounds Off

Asbury Park continues to evolve with event strategies and guided entertainment tours. Spanning the last couple of decades, the town criers have been getting closer to presenting logical events that cater to music and art fans looking for a genuine way to experience all there is to offer. Asbury Underground …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Tremonti, The Damnwells and More

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators/Terminal 5/May 7, 2015

Saul Hudson was born in 1965 in London, England. He was about five years old when he and his father rejoined his mother in Los Angeles, California. There he was given the nickname “Slash” by a family friend. At age …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Wyland

Every so often, I find a band that really blows me out of the water, leaving me speechless. This time around, that effect has happened, and it’s happened hardcore. I have ventured out looking for some talent, and I stumbled across a group that was playing the Gentlemen Of The …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: The Final Day In Paradise

New Orleans, Louisiana; May 3, 2015—With visions of Saturday’s human gridlock dancing in my head, I made my way, on the final day of the 46th edition of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, to witness Big Chief Kevin Goodman & The Flaming Arrows Mardi Gras …

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Reality Check: Goodbye Patriot Act

Hello USA Freedom Act

And so the odious unconstitutional boondoggle merrily passed into law during the über paranoia of 9/11 and renewed time and again for 14 long years is gone. We say goodbye to the Patriot Act, one of the most intrusively open-ended pieces of legislation ever considered by …

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Kam on Film: ‘Insidious: Chapter 3,’ ‘Spy’ and What’s New In Theaters

Insidious: Chapter 3

Focus Features

Rated PG-13 for violence, profanity, frightening images and mature themes

Lin Shaye Reprises Role As Psychic In Scary Prequel Guaranteed To Have You Jumping Out of Your Skin

The good news about Insidious 3 is that you don’t have to be cognizant of the developments …

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