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
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
You live in or near Maryland, you love listening to music and you’re wondering if there are any music festivals in the area that you could attend in 2019? Unfortunately (if you missed them), some fine music festivals in Maryland have already taken place during the first four months of 2019. The top one among them is Baltimore’s Frozen Harbor Music Festival, whose attendees could enjoy the performances of popular acts such as Method Man & Redman and Less than Jake. However, if you missed the Frozen Harbor festival, don’t despair, as there’s plenty more to come in the following months. However, some of these festivals are yet to announce their lineups. That’s why we have chosen to focus only on the three high-quality festivals that will be held in Maryland during the next two months.
Maryland Deathfest (May 23-26)
The first festival that we will talk about is called Maryland Deathfest. This May, fans of extreme metal music will have a great opportunity to enjoy seeing some of the best bands in the genre. The Maryland Deathfest has been going strong since 2003. Over time, the organizers have expanded the festival to also include events in California, Quebec and the Netherlands. This is not surprising because Deathfest is without question one of the most attractive music festivals in Maryland when it comes to heavy metal music. Not only can you have fun there while listening to great metal bands, but this festival can also be useful for you in other ways. Namely, while it is known that music generally affects exercise motivation, this is even truer when it comes to metal music. If you like mosh pits, you’ll have a good time while exercising at the same time.
Every year, some big names headline this festival. Among quite a few acclaimed bands that will play there this year, we’ll single out Church of Misery, Anaal Nathrakh and Benediction. Hailing from Japan, the Church of Misery is one of today’s top doom metal acts. Similarly to a huge majority of other doom metal bands, the members of Church of Misery have been inspired by the music of early Black Sabbath and psychedelic rock. This band has existed for 24 years now, releasing six full-length albums.
Deathfest is one of the best music festivals in Maryland when it comes to metal music.
Anaal Nathrakh is known for its unique mixture of death metal, grindcore and black metal. This British band was created in 1999, and its members have since released 10 studio albums. While the first word of the name of this band might cause some people to wonder whether the name has something to do with a certain part of human anatomy, it was actually derived from an old incantation and has rather mystical qualities.
Benediction is another British band that will play at Maryland Deathfest this year. Ever since its inception in 1989, Benediction has been one of the most acclaimed death metal bands in existence. They have released seven studio albums, and its members continue to successfully tour the world. Apart from these bands, if you’re in Maryland in May, you can also hear other well-known metal bands such as Deicide, Fleshcrawl and Voivod.This may not be enough to justify moving to Maryland in order to easily see all these great metal bands, but it does come close (and if you are considering moving to Maryland, you should know that allstatemoving.net is the best company for the move).
DelFest (May 23-26)
If you’re not a fan of metal music, there’s another music festival in Maryland that’s held at the same time. We’re talking about a festival called DelFest. This festival will be held at the scenic Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland. If you live in Baltimore or D.C, it will take you about two and a half hours to get there by car. DelFest is aimed at the entire family. Its visitors can expect to have a peaceful, relaxing time while listening to American roots music. If you have a family, DelFest could easily become one of your favorite music festivals in Maryland (if it isn't already). And if moving to Maryland with your family is a thing that you plan to do, then be sure to check out this festival!
One of the defining characteristics of DelFest is that it is designed as a special tribute to the famous bluegrass musician Del McCoury. If you don’t know what bluegrass is, here’s a quick explanation. Bluegrass is a form of American roots music that has originated during the 1940s. It takes its influence from old British ballads and dance tunes, as well as from blues and jazz. This makes for a unique sound that has been described as being ’’lonesome’’. Bluegrass songs are usually played with acoustic string instruments, and they have been known to feature high levels of energy. Bluegrass musicians often take turns soloing on their respective instruments, while the rest of the band provides rhythmic backing.
Of course, Del McCoury and his band will be playing at DelFest this year. This makes DelFest one of the best music festivals in Maryland for all bluegrass lovers. While Mr. McCoury has been known for a long time as one of the premier bluegrass acts (he started his band in 1967), he was recently in the spotlight for winning a Grammy Award for his 2013 bluegrass album The Streets of Baltimore. In total, he has received astounding 14 Grammy Award nominations during the years. He also won a Grammy in 2005 for his album The Company We Keep. Apart from The Del McCoury Band, if you visit DelFest this year you’ll also be able to hear groups such as The String Cheese Incident, Trampled By Turtles and Railroad Earth.
Capital Jazz Festival (June 7-9)
Finally, we’ll cover one more festival (and if that isn’t enough for you, check out our article on three more East Coast music festivals that you shouldn’t miss). The 27th Annual Capital Jazz Festival is a must-see festival for all fans of jazz music. Featuring a range of well-known and critically acclaimed jazz musicians, the Capital Jazz Festival should please a variety of tastes when it comes to jazz. If you like this kind of music and you don’t have any obligations that you can’t get out of on June 7–9, then this is probably just the festival for you!
One of the biggest names to play at this year’s Capital Jazz Festival is Gladys Knight. Nicknamed ’’the Empress of Soul’’, this singer/songwriter has won a huge number of accolades over the years. This underlines the huge amount of respect that fans of jazz and soul have for Mrs. Knight. She has won the Grammy Award seven times, and two of her songs have topped the Billboard Hot 10 list of singles (’’That’s What Friends are For’’ and ’’Midnight Train to Georgia’’).
Another renowned musician playing at the Capital Jazz Festival this year is Gregory Porter. After releasing his first two albums, Mr. Porter landed a record deal with the famous Blue Note Records. His first album with this label, entitled Liquid Spirit, has earned him a Grammy Award in 2014. Three years later, he received the same award for his album named Take Me to the Alley. Fans of jazz, blues, soul and gospel have come to love Porter for his specific mixture of these genres.
Some other music festivals in Maryland
While 2019 may not be the most revolutionary year in music, with such great music festivals in Maryland during the next three months only, we can’t complain too much. We have already mentioned that there are more appealing festivals in Maryland being held towards the end of the year. Here are some of them:
Travis, Kevin and James are talking about all of the interesting characters you can meet in the world of auctions and auctioneering. Learn more about what motivates these buyers, and how they operate Travis vents about people riding his coattails at auction, James describes the art of subtle misdirection and Kevin explains how money changes people in this business.
The guys also touch on: - Estate sale dustups - How NOT to act at an auction - Pecking order of the auction word - Bottom feeders, and how being one isn’t always bad.
Travis, Kevin and James are talking about the best ways to evaluate, sort and organize large amounts of stuff that you may be getting ready to sell.
James is trapped in vintage camera hell; Kevin discusses sorting the valuable jewelry from costume props and Travis tackles a comic book collection with over 120k total issues.
The guys also touch on: Evaluating the situation before sorting or chucking your stuff Organizational approaches to consider BEFORE you start When to throw it away The importance of “Touching it Once” Don’t get lost in the details; how to keep yourself sane.
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