Tony Jones Show #211 - With music from The Schemers, For The Love of Sloane, Blindside Thunder, Evil Streaks, Midnight Creeps, Neutral Nation, Shore City, Jets Can't Land, Time Out Timmy, The Amazing Crowns, Roz and The Rice Cakes, and Radio Compass
Travis, James and Kevin are discussing the wide world of travel collecting and the various trinkets people collect to remember their special trips. From souvenir spoons to maps from the Titanic, the guys give some insight as to what drives the value for these items.
ALSO: - Railroad art and memorabilia - The most valuable travel collection pieces - Disney animation cels - World's Fair memorabilia - Little kid Travis has his first bad trade experience at Disney -Pilgrim badges
Providence, RI: WaterFire Providence announces the details for the Arts and Health Series || Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life™ full lighting on Saturday, October 5, 2019. This lighting is sponsored in part by the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. Sunset is at 6:21 pm and the fires will remain lit until 11:00 pm. The lighting ceremony on October 5 will consist of two parts. One-half of the braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin along with all of the rest of the braziers throughout the installation be lit starting at 20 minutes after sunset (6:41 pm). The second half of the braziers in the Basin will be lit starting just after 7:00 pm to coincide with the arrival Illuminations of Life Ceremony torches.
Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation – Flames of Hope Celebration Village in Station Park The Illuminations of Life Torch Ceremony will begin on the Statehouse steps at sunset and the torches will arrive in Waterplace Park Basin approximately 40 minutes later. Half of the braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin will remain unlit until approximately an hour past sunset. At this time the Illumination of Life 150-person torch procession will arrive in the basin from Station Park leading into a Ring of Fire and the remaining fires will be lit.
Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather to light the way towards hope and healing for anyone touched by breast cancer. Gloria Gemma’s Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life™ was created to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month by turning the city of Providence PINK and sparking a movement to inspire awareness, compassion, and support. This weekend-long celebration embraces everyone who has been impacted by cancer.
There are a variety of activities happening in Station Park as part of the Gloria Gemma foundation's Flames of Hope a Celebration of Life™ event. Details can be found on their website at https://www.gloriagemma.org/flames-of-hope.
The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza, in partnership with Bryce Studio, is happening again on Washington and Steeple Streets from 5:00 - 10:30 pm. This outdoor artisan fair will showcase some of the great artwork created in Rhode Island featuring mediums such as glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry and more. The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza will offer visitors the opportunity to support the local arts economy by purchasing work by Rhode Island-based artists. From 5:30 - 9:30 pm the Steeple Street Music Stage will feature musicians from The Pump House Music Works Open Mic Series featuring Lily Rhodes, Morgan Piatek, Tim Larson & Devin Bender.
Visit the WaterFire Marketplace on Canal Street and help light up Providence. Support WaterFire with a donation or a purchase of locally designed apparel, glassware, and gifts. Pin where you are from on Map Center’s maps and watch glass blowing by Gather Glass. Dream Orbs on the Bridge of Stars in Waterplace Park. From sunset until 10:00 make a wish and add your light to the night by releasing a glowing blue or pink orb into the waters of Providence's rivers.
WaterFire Signature Performers & Attractions will include:
WaterFire Providence is an 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. The powerful work of art is installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence as a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance. To learn more about WaterFire or make a donation visit https://watefire.org or https://www.facebook.com/waterfireprovidence.
Travis, James and Kevin welcome Stefan and Romano of Altered Reality Entertainment to talk with them about all the crazy job of working backstage at Comic Con with the celebrities! Hear stories about their experiences as celebrity handlers and memorabilia runners and some of the great perks of the job.
ALSO: - How best to work with talent at conventions - The coolest people they've gotten to meet - Celebrity entourages - Brian O'Halloran helps with a proposal - The business side of William Shatner - Kevin hangs out with Gene Simmons - Power Rangers Gang Wars.
So, you are heading off to New Jersey. Well, kudos. There are some awesome places in NJ that you absolutely need to visit in order to get the true feel of it. Historical sights, museums, galleries, and other places of art all play an important part in the NJ landscape. But, let us not forget the crown jewels of NJ nightlife, the clubs. Having fund and partying out is what NJ is all about once the night comes. And, as you will learn once you come, there are numerous clubs in NJ. So much, in fact, that you will have a hard time visiting them all. So, which clubs should you visit when in NJ? Well, let's take a look.
Our pick of the clubs you should visit when in NJ
Let us make one thing clear right off the bat. We are fans of great music and tasteful venues. So, don't expect that you'll find some hip club on our list that is popular now, and that is going to disappear in a year or two. We take the New Jersey club scene seriously, which is why this list is made up of ones that are tried and true.
The Dome Rooftop Bar & Lounge at The Manor
Located at 111 Prospect Avenue
Let's start off our list with one of the more upscale clubs in New Jersey. The Dome Rooftop Bar & Lounge at The Manor is a must-see for anyone who enjoys a more sophisticated night out. The club is set above the Manor Restaurant and has a glass dome for a rooftop (hence the name). This gives you an open view of the night sky while you are enjoying the ambiance and the setting. Speaking of which, both the bars and the tabletops are made from jade marble, which gives them a distinct look and feel. And the DJ plays both Old School and New School dance tracks every Friday and Saturday, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten
Located at 527 Lake Ave
Ok, so let us say that you are up for a less sophisticated club. Where to go? Well, our advice is that you visit Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten (Festhalle & Biergarten being German for feast hall and bear garden). Here, as you might guess, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of beers. We are talking about 39 different draft beers (some of them from Long Island) that you can drink in the 6,000 sq foot hall. This hall has old-school European design with large communal tables. And, if staying indoors is not for you, you can head on to the 9,000 sq foot bear garden, and have your drink there. This makes it ideal for large groups of friends who like to have a pint or five.
Located at 300 Route 46 East
Are you coming from Florida to New Jersey? Then we first advise you to visit amplemoving.com and learn how to move here properly. And, secondly, we advise you to visit 46 Lounge. This club combines flavors of Manhattan, Miami, and LA into a single venue. And, while other clubs may suffer from trying too hard, 46 Lounge manages to pull it off. Here you will see a Brazilian Cherry Dancefloor combined with Posh VIP Area and 3 Designer Martini and Vine bars. To go with that you have an International sharing menu of appetizers that range from well-known American snacks to Asian, Latin and even Mediterranean influences. Therefore, if you start feeling peckish, don't worry. The 46 Lounge has got you covered.
Avenue Nuit Night Club
Located at 23 Ocean Avenue
Ok, so we've mentioned one of the more upscale clubs you should visit when in NJ. But, we haven't mentioned the arguably most upscale club of them all. Avenue Nuit Night Club is the place you go to if you truly want to experience the high-end nightlife in New Jersey. London based architect David Collins designed this beautiful club in the style of St. Tropez by combining blue elements with white and ivory design. You can enjoy a rooftop pool, outdoor fireplace, VIP tables, and large bed seating. Not to mention the excellent cocktails, world-class DJs and an overall elegant setting. And if that is not enough, Avenue Nuit Night Club offers you a panoramic view of both Jersey Shore and Atlantic ocean. So, if you are looking for a club that will leave an impression on you, we do suggest giving Avenue Nuit Night Club a try.
Located at 248 Mulberry Street
If you believe that music and happiness go together, then one of the Clubs you should visit when in NJ is the QXT's. This is the oldest alternative dance club in New Jersey. It has become a go-to place for anyone in New Jersey who wishes to avoid dancing to currently popular songs. Here we are talking Rock, Industrial, Goth, the 80s, 90s, EDM and many other. If you do not like the main venue, you can head to one of their two additional rooms. Area 51 and the Crypt have their own bars, music and different people, so there is bound to be something for you to enjoy.
Located at 246 3rd St
And, if you are really in the mood for something different, you need to check out Mandala. This night club grew to attract a surprising variety of people. On Fridays and Saturdays, you will see a large number of Latino people enjoying Latino music and having a blast. But, on Thursdays and Sundays, the Mandala turns into a gay club. So, if you are in for a weird, yet fun experience while Mandala is one of the Clubs you should visit when in NJ. Just try to visit it on different nights to see the staggering difference.
Travis, James and Kevin are talking about their recent trip to Colorado Springs Comic Con with Altered Reality Entertainment Content Director Elijah Montoya! Learn more about about the growth of CSCC over the last few years, some notable celebrity stories from the weekend and hear more about Travis's panel!
Also! - The Magic Wheelchair with Austin St. John of the Power Rangers - Favorite cosplays from the weekend - Rare consignments and finds - Elijah talks about moderating celebrity panels - Elijah's worst fanboy moment - Being in the room with Stan Lee - Rhode Island Comic Con 2019 expectations - Chevy Chase inspires Travis's brother
Travis, James and Kevin are talking everything about the excellent decade that was the 80s! What is having a resurgence, what has maintained their value and what unexpected items from the era currently hold value in today's market? -
80s Fashion Resurgence - Vintage Concert T-shirts - Star Wars toys - GI Joe - Transformers - Cassettes making a comeback? - Lacquer furniture...
Providence, RI: WaterFire Providence announces the details for the full lighting on Saturday, September 14, 2019. sponsored in part by Alkermes; the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals; and Rally 4 Recovery RI; in partnership with the RI Department of Health; and the RI Department of Corrections. With additional support from Gilead, CVS, Rhode Island PBS, and CODAC Behavioral Healthcare. Sunset is at 6:57 pm. The fires will be lit shortly thereafter and burn until midnight. The Rally 4 Recovery celebrations at Turk’s Head Plaza will open at 4:00 pm and include Arts Fairs, Food Vendors, and Special Performances with other events starting at 5:00 pm. In respect to the Recovery Month celebration, this WaterFire lighting is being presented as a dry event. On behalf of all of those in recovery, WaterFire Providence thanks you for your support and understanding.
WaterFire for Recovery – National Recovery Month 30th-Anniversary Celebration – 4:00 pm in Turk’s Head PlazaThis year is the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month, Rally 4 Recovery RI has partnered with WaterFire Providence to host an honorary WaterFire lighting on September 14th that will include a rally held in the Turks Head Plaza of downtown Providence. The rally will start at 4:00 pm and will feature different food vendors, resource tents, and non-profits who will provide information on addiction and recovery. The rally will conclude at sunset with a procession to the river and lighting of the fires. The resource fair and live music will go throughout the night, continuing to make it a destination for visitors.
On the night of September 14, there will be no alcoholic beverages served because we are committed to standing behind those in recovery.
WaterFire Walking Tours, take a walking tour with our knowledgeable interns and volunteers to get an inside look into the history, theory of design and management of WaterFire. Tours begin at 3:00, 4:00 and 5:00 pm; book now by making a reservation waterfire.org/walkingtours. For a donation of $15 registrants will walk the length of the canal with a tour guide and land at the basin just in time for the lighting.
The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza, in partnership with Bryce Studio, is happening again on Washington Street from 5:00 - 11:30 pm. This outdoor artisan fair will showcase some of the great artwork created in Rhode Island featuring mediums such as glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry and more. The WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza will offer visitors the opportunity to support the local arts economy by purchasing work by Rhode Island-based artists.
Visit the WaterFire Marketplace on Canal Street and help light up Providence. Support WaterFire with a donation or a purchase of locally designed apparel, glassware, and gifts. Pin where you are from on Map Center’s maps and watch glass blowing by Gather Glass.
The Starry, Starry Night Installation will shine brightly in Memorial Park. Join thousands of WaterFire visitors in Memorial Park where the public is encouraged to add their own light to the night. For a small donation to WaterFire, make a wish upon a star or place your very own message and luminaria candle lantern in the park. The park will be aglow with hanging blue stars and a constellation of twinkling luminaria candle lanterns below.
WaterFire Signature Performers & Attractions will include:
WaterFire is an 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. The powerful work of art is installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence as a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance. To learn more about WaterFire or make a donation visit https://watefire.org or https://www.facebook.com/waterfireprovidence.
There are 4 full fire dates remaining for the 2019 season: September 14th, September 28th, October 5th, and November 2nd.
Travis, James and Kevin are getting ready for Colorado Springs Comic Con and are talking all things conventions! What to expect, how to get ready and how best to navigate your convention experience!
ALSO: - Convention exclusive items - The hierarchy of comic conventions - Pinball Conventions - Other types of conventions - Kevin fondly recalls his cosplay experiences - Celebrity interactions
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