Travis, James and Kevin have come across many strange items while appraising, but have also happened across many strange, unique and gross collections you'd never expect!
They discuss the ethics of some of these collections, why they have value and what these very niche markets look like. The guys also touch on: - Food collections - Underwear collections - Japanese Art collections - Ethics of Holocaust and WW2 memorabilia - Taxidermy - Producer Kyle attempts to explain his hobbies
It's not easy being a huge fan of music and having to choose which festivals to attend. You want to have a good time, but you still want to listen to good music. Since it's wiser to buy tickets in advance, it's necessary to have all the information about the festivals in the area that you want to visit. Being the capital of Ohio and the most populous city in Ohio, Columbus has a more than fair share of good festivals. But what are the best music festivals in Columbus?
Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival, one of the best rock music festivals in Columbus
It may be the first year, but Sonic Temple Music Festival has announced a really impressive lineup. Sonic Temple already seems to be going for the title of the best rock music festival.
WonderBus Art and Music Festival
On August 17-18 on the lawn at CAS, Columbus will be home to WonderBus Art and Music Festival. There are a couple of reasons to visit this festival.
Jazz & Rib Festival
If you're a fan of either cool jazz or sizzling hot ribs, you should visit this festival. If you're a fan of both, you need to move to Columbus and attend the festival every year. So if you are looking for some moving and storage assistance, look no more and hire these professionals. You will need them once you hear that the Jazz & Rib festival has free admission. Sounds delicious. And of course, the performers like Columbus Jazz Orchestra or Norman Brown and Squirrel Nut Zippers should soothe your ears.
August 23-24, 2019 is the time for Breakaway fest. A festival of EDM mixed with Rap and Hip Hop. If you want to hear Future, Kaskade or Lil Baby, this is the place for you. These popular performers will give you a chance to break away from everyday life and enjoy yourself.
The Gnarbequeo or GBQ Music Festival
You might not have heard of performers like Del & The Wave or RADATTACK and that's the point. It's important that the alternative scene has its place. And this festival has just made that possible. It started as an event by an alternative band with a basement as a stage and a barbecue in the backyard. Now, The Gnarbeque or GBQ offers performers of very different genres to perform and show their art. The goal is to have a diverse loving community.
What? Music and Arts Festival
This is a music and arts festival with over 150 performers. The festival will feature genres from rock and psychedelic fusion rock to trap, hip hop and electronic music. All the variety with the goal to connect the people as only festivals can do. There will also be a place for other kinds of artists to share their art. It is held at the end of July at 400 West Rich in Columbus, Ohio. The location itself has proven to be very important in making the independent art scene of Ohio.
What Makes These the Best Music Festivals in Columbus
Festivals allow people to escape their everyday lives and to laugh while being surrounded by good music. What makes a festival great is a good energy and a feeling of connection. And we’ve made sure that all of these festivals are expected to have that special vibe that gives you energy when you get back home. Good festivals make you think about them for years and years.
They don't call it the best city in the Midwest for nothing
With all this variety of music, they don't call Columbus the best city in the Midwest for nothing. So, after all the best music festivals in Columbus, you might even think about staying here because it has so much more to provide, other than music. It's said to be the number one start-up city in the US or the best city for young professionals. All things considered, one of the happiest three cities in the US seems to be a very nice place to visit or call your home.
Newport Festivals Foundation Partners with Rick's Musical Instruments to Donate Instruments to RI Schools
NEWPORT, RI, – Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. (NFF) has partnered with Rick’s Musical Instruments of Cumberland, RI, to create a program that will place instruments in Rhode Island public schools.
Starting today, all are welcome to bring gently-used instruments to Rick’s Musical Instruments or Bravo Musical Instruments in Rehoboth, MA, for evaluation. Newport Festivals Foundation will cover the costs to refurbish and/or make minor repairs, and when the instrument is ready, will match it with a public school in Rhode Island.
“We wanted to create a program that does three things: supports music education programs in RI Public Schools, supports our local music shops, and provides our festival community with a way to give back,” said Jay Sweet, Executive Producer of Newport Festivals. “As a nonprofit that supports music education, our generous fans constantly ask if we take used instruments. Our answer up until now has been, ‘we just don't have the expertise to fix or store them.’ By partnering with Rick’s and Bravo, we found the solution.”
“For us, it was an easy decision,” said Richard J. Verfaille, owner of Rick’s and Bravo. “We have all the instrument repair technicians and the storage space needed to house the instruments that the Newport Festivals Foundation will be collecting. The goal for us is, and always has been, to promote school music band programs. This is a great way to get instruments that are not in "playing condition", back up to par and in the hands of students who will bring them back to life! We are thrilled to partner with such a wonderful foundation to help keep music alive in the local school systems.”
Donated instruments must be hand-delivered to Rick’s or Bravo Musical Instruments. Rick’s will evaluate each instrument and decide if they are suitable for repair.
Newport Festivals Foundation is encouraging Rhode Island public school teachers and administrators to contact the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org with any instrument needs.
Instrument drop-off points are:
Rick's Musical Instruments
2352 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI 02864
Bravo Musical Instruments
Mills Plaza II, 492 Winthrop Street #8, Rehoboth, MA 02769
Newport Festivals Foundation fosters the legacy and expands the impact of its Festivals through educational initiatives that celebrate innovation while preserving the deep traditions inherent in Jazz and Folk music. The Foundation’s goal is to offer opportunity, inspire through exposure and facilitate the collection of resources needed for musicians to celebrate and innovate. The focus on creating unique experiences to spark engagement is accomplished through a variety of initiatives, including instrument donations and performances at schools throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut.
For more information on Newport Festivals Foundation education initiatives, please visit www.newportfestivals.org.
Travis, James and Kevin are talking all things furniture - what's popular, not so popular and what's coming back into style. Kevin talks rebounding furniture markets, Travis looks through the Skymall Magazine and James talks furniture trends that are designed to be obnoxious.
ALSO: - The 70s and 80s are coming back - Shabby Chic - Exotic furniture trends - Decorating with dinosaurs
PVD Nonprofit Meetup for May
The guys are catching up with what’s been going on since James has been away and touch on all sorts of random and crazy topics. Kevin gets creative with photoshop, James remembers his first She-Hulk comic and Travis invites us all over to his Grandmother’s house for the XXX Yankee Swap.
ALSO: - Detective Pikachu - Large modern Stars Wars and Funko Pop collections - Travis explains why Nexus Maximus was a bad idea for a Transformer - Vintage adult entertainment
There are shows in Las Vegas happening every day but not all of them are worth spending your money and time. When in Vegas, you want to see as much as possible. There are so many places to visit and so many things to do. And as Las Vegas is very expensive, you want to get your money's worth. You have no time to waste. And Vegas shows are popular all over the world so not seeing at least one would be a mistake. But how to choose from so many? That's why we are here to let you know about the top 10 concerts and live shows in Las Vegas that are worth visiting. These are guaranteed to leave you speechless and glad you had the chance to see them.
1. Cirque du Soleil
The first show on our list is the famous Cirque du Solei which in translation from French means "the circus of the Sun". It happens Friday through Tuesday. Children aged 5 and under are not permitted to attend this performance and anyone under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. This season they focused on the greatness of Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson ONE is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance, and visuals that reflect the dynamic of the King of Pop. Experience his biggest hits like never before in a 1-hour and 30-minute show. The tickets for this event are around $200.
2. A Tribute to the King
But if you prefer Elvis Presley, we have good news for you. You can rock to all of your favorite Elvis Presley songs at the only All-Elvis tribute show on the Strip. This show will bring you up from your chairs to dance around. It's a must see as you will be able to hear the music of one of the 20th century’s greatest cultural icons. The tickets for this show are around $60, but if you are lucky you can find them on sale for $40. So it is really inexpensive but the experience is unbelievable. It's about an hour long but you will wish it was longer if you decide to go and see it. It's better than any live music show in NYC.
3. The Ultimate Variety Show
This show is voted the number one show in Las Vegas. Because you can enjoy world-class performances from some of the greatest variety acts from around the world and all on one stage. You will be able to see the death-defying stunts of acrobats that will make you gasp. People say that The Ultimate Variety Show is like seven shows rolled into one featuring fun, fast-paced specialty acts mixed with daredevil stunts to keep you on the edge of your seat. E! Entertainment calls it the “perfect show for the entire family.” Its duration is little over an hour and the tickets are around $90.
4. Vegas! The Show
This show is a spectacular production taking you back through time, with the story of the legendary entertainers and great performances that made Vegas what it is today. You will be able to see more than 40 singers, dancers, and showgirls, and all in a little over an hour. This is the best way to experience the best of Las Vegas in one fabulous show. Glamorous showgirls, live “big band” orchestra, singing, dancing. Vegas! The Show tells the story of how it all began. The Rat Pack, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Tom Jones, the legends who made Vegas! Tickets are around $100 but you definitely won't regret spending them.
5. The Mentalist
Number five on our list is the show with the name The Mentalist. This show gives you the opportunity to watch Gerry McCambridge perform comedy, magic, and mind-reading live on stage at the amazing 75-minute show. McCambridge has been nominated “Best Magician in Las Vegas” so why not take the chance to see him while in Vegas. He might even bring you on stage and make you do something you never thought of doing before like calling triple7movers.com and move to Vegas. This was a joke but we are not joking when we tell you that if you decide to spend $60 on a ticket for this show you won't regret doing that. McCambridge may have demonstrated his mind reading skills on The Today Show, David Letterman, and CNBC, but there's nothing quite like seeing his amazing skills in real life!
6. Vegas Mob Tour
This isn't a show in Las Vegas but a tour. We can't but to mention it. If you would like to know more about crooked casino owners, notorious mobsters and mysterious murders from your expert guides, dressed in true mobster flair: pinstriped suits and fedoras - this is a show for you. You can glimpse into the dark underbelly of Las Vegas with this Vegas Mob Tour. This is a 2-and-a-half-hour long tour that will leave you shocked. You will be able to visit murder sites and mob hangouts and hear stories about the city's most notorious gangsters from an expert guide. Plus, you get a pizza at the very end. Can it get better?
7. Las Vegas Live Comedy Club
You can discover the best comedians from NY, Chicago, and LA, and comedy aces from HBO, SHOWTIME, and Comedy Central at the Las Vegas Live Comedy Club. The tickets are inexpensive, at around $50. Make this show one of the top things on your to-do list during you stay Las Vegas.
8. Paranormal mind-reading magic
These shows are very popular in Las Vegas. International mentalist Frederic Da Silva returns for his second stint in Las Vegas. Da Silva has been honored with numerous awards for his powerful abilities. Da Silva's afternoon show will leave you guessing as to what is the reality and what is an illusion. He will get inside your head and make predictions that seem unbelievable. You can get these tickets for an amazing $40. It is as fun as seeing iconic bands from NYC.
9. Cher Live
Vegas is the only place where you can see this icon perform live. This is a concert you’ve been dreaming about. All ages are welcome to attend and the tickets start at $100. You will have a lot of fun if you see Cher live. She has an amazing charisma that is very contagious. But if this isn't your kind of evening, there are many music festivals all over the country. But music festivals in Maryland are one of the best.
10. Lionel Richie
Seeing this legend perform live is a once in a lifetime experience. So why not do it? His silky smooth voice and sweet dance moves will get you out of your chair to dance for an hour and a half. Be prepared, the tickets for this show are around $200. But you get the full experience and a memory that will last you forever.
Travis, Kevin and James are talking about why getting your stuff graded is important and how the littlest things like time of day and phase of the moon can change the outcome. Learn more about the double-edged world of grading and how to properly navigate the process.
ADDITIONALLY: - Tauntauns! - How grading opens up the market - The surprisingly political world of grade - Heritage Auction sells a $100k Nintendo cartridge - “Rare” variants - Are smaller grading companies the way to go?
WaterFire Providence announces its inaugural #Art4Impact series of events.
The #Art4Impact series will include three themed series of WaterFire lightings and events with each series highlighting community milestones, challenges or issues that WaterFire has been helping celebrate or raise awareness of with community partners over its first 24 years.
“Most people think of WaterFire as a beautiful event that transforms downtown Providence and brings together tens of thousands of people to experience art together; however, WaterFire is that but much more,” said Peter A. Mello, managing director, and coCEO. “WaterFire’s economic, cultural and community impacts are all critically important to Rhode Island and the #Art4Impact series will help us tell the stories that will give people a better understanding of the power of art in transforming and building our community.”
In addition to the #Art4Impact series, WaterFire will start the 2019 season with a basin lighting on Thursday, May 23 for the National Association of State Treasurers Treasury Management Training Symposium and the first full lighting of the season will be Saturday, June 22 sponsored in part by Cox. At the time of this announcement, there will be eight full lightings and one basin lighting in 2019 with more lightings added as funding becomes available. For more information about sponsoring WaterFire, please contact Ed Cabral, manager of sponsorship and corporate relations at email@example.com or 401.443.5546.
The 2019 #Art4Impact series will include the following themes and lightings:
Summer of Science Series
During the 2019 season, many of the #Art4Impact series of lightings will also include programming in the WaterFire Arts Center. Please check the WaterFire website for details and updates.
WaterFire Providence’s 2019 Season is sponsored in part by the Providence Tourism Council, Bank of America, Tufts Health Plan, Amica Insurance and the generous support of Textron Charitable Trust. The 2019 Media Sponsors include Cox Media, Cumulus Media: News Talk 630 AM & 99.7 FM WPRO and Talk & Business 790 AM, iHeartRadio, The Providence Journal, Rhode Island Monthly Communications, Inc., and WPRI 12 & FOX Providence & The Rhode Show.
About WaterFire Providence
WaterFire Providence is a 501(c)3 independent, non-profit arts organization whose mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy. Created in 1994 by the artist Barnaby Evans, each year approximately one million visitors come to Providence to experience WaterFire making it one of the largest tourist attractions in the State of Rhode Island and Southern New England.
For more information about WaterFire Providence, please visit http://waterfire.org
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