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Superhero Stan Lee, (Marvel Comics') Dies at 95

Superhero Stan Lee, (Marvel Comics’) Dies at 95

The 12 of November 2018 Stan Lee left us as the age of 95. 
Marvel Comics inspired media has found success on the screen for nearly twenty years, since the first X-Men and Spider-Man movies hit the big screen. But none of this would have been possible without the one and only Stan Lee, 
 in Stan Lee’s youth he worked such part-time jobs as writing obituaries for a news service and press releases for the National Tuberculosis Center.
September 2012, Lee underwent an operation to insert a pacemaker, which required cancelling planned appearances at conventions.
On July 6, 2017, his wife of 69 years, Joan, died of complications from a stroke. She was 95 years old.
Lee died at the age of 95 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, on November 12, 2018, after being rushed there in a medical emergency earlier in the day.
Santa Cruz Mountain SOL Festival

Santa Cruz Mountain SOL Festival

Join us at Santa Cruz Mountain SOL Festival 2018

Buy your tickets today!
Santa Cruz Mountain Sol festival – Sep 21-23, 2018
Nahko and Medicine for the People, Oteil Burbridge Steel Pulse Trevor Hall ZZ Ward The Brothers Comatose The Mother Hips Dead Winter Carpenters Ghost-Note MAGIC GIANT The Motet Ginger & Juice Harry and The Hitmen Roaring Camp Railroads
Festival passes are a discounted Fri/Sat/Sun combo ticket, so you can enjoy the entire weekend at Mountain Sol Festival this year.
Youth tickets admit ages 11 to 17 years old when purchased in tandem with an adult ticket. Youth tickets may be picked up at will call only and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to enter the festival.
We look forward to seeing you at Santa Cruz Mountain Sol!
Print at home to avoid long lines at festival.
Train service from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk to Roaring Camp and night train back to the Boardwalk at the end of the show.
We will redeem your tickets and wristband for you on the train! SOL train passengers will be admitted through a private gate, bypassing the main entrance lines and wait!
Add to your epic Festival experience! No traffic. No parking Hassle. Just the right amount of "Safe chill time" after the Festival.
The SOL Train Pass does not include admission to the festival. Train departs from Santa Cruz at 11:15, arriving at festival at 12:15pm. Return train departs from
Roaring Camp 20 minutes after final act ends. More more information visit our SOL Train page.
Apple audio devices

Apple plans to pump up the volume on its higher-end audio-devices

Apple plans to pump up the volume on its higher-end AirPods, new HomePod and studio-quality over-ear headphones 

The Cupertino, California-based company plans to release higher-end AirPods in 2019; they will be water-resistant and offer noise cancellation. Existing earbuds are $159 pair. The company also is expected to release a new HomePod and over-the-ear headphones.
Apple’s Other Products unit generate sales of $12.9 billion in the 2017 fiscal year. That’s cushioned a slowdown in iPhone unit growth.
Campbell Summer Concert series

Campbell Summer Concert series

The Campbell Summer Concert series is brought to you by the City of Campbell and generous donations from the community. The series starts in mid-June and continues for nine weeks with a different band playing each week. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. So bring a lawn chair and support the Campbell Museum Foundation by purchasing food and drinks at the event. Concerts take place on the Orchard City Green located right in front of the historic Ainsley House and adjacent to Campbell City Hall.​
The 2018 Summer Concert Series runs from June 21 to August 9
Concert Information & Guidelines
  • Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. (Pre-show Activities – PARKS MAKE LIFE BETTER demonstrations begin at 6:00 p.m.)
  • Please limit the use of blankets and towels for the purpose of saving space.  
  • Parking is limited. Please carpool when possible and park in downtown parking garages.
  • Food (hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken skewers and French fries), beer, wine and sangria will be available for sale and proceeds will support the Ainsley House & Museum Foundation. 
  • Those over 21 years old may bring their own Beer/Wine (hard alcohol is NOT allowed).
  • Animals are not allowed in the park (with the exception of service animals), please leave your pets at home.
  • Please do not bring portable BBQs to the event. Please no large tables…space is at a premium for spectators.
  • Parents are responsible for supervising their children at all times. Please do not let your children play on the Library or City Hall building ledges, in the trees, and inside City Hall. 
2018 Concert Sponsors
Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday: March 11th

Daylight saving time begins Sunday: March 11th 

At 2 am on Sunday, March 11, we will push our clocks forward one hour to mark the start of daylight saving time. The change will push sunsets later into the evening hours, at the cost of temporarily disrupting the sleep of millions of Americans.

Daylight saving time 2018 in California will begin at 2:00 AM on
Sunday, March 11
and ends at 2:00 AM on
Sunday, November 5
All times are in Pacific Time.

Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival – 2018 March 10 - March 11

Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival – 2018 March 10 – March 11

In celebration of the 34rd anniversary of Arizona’s original and only American Viticulture Area (AVA), Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be hosting the Sixth Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival, featuring 20 Arizona Wineries in one location, on March 10th & 11th, from 11 am to 5 pm.

The day will be filled with new wine releases, fabulous winemakers, great wine, food vendors,  and live music.

Check out our article on resortsandlodges.com

“We are once again bringing together winemakers from all across Arizona,” states winemaker and host Kief Manning. “This year we want to celebrate that on October 26, 1984 the Sonoita/Elgin Wine Growing Region was granted AVA status, making it one of oldest federal government granted viticulture areas in the United States.”

Saturday, March 10th & Sunday, March 11th, 2018
11:00am – 5:00 pm, Rain or Shine (festival gates open at 10 am)
Kief-Joshua Vineyards, 370 Elgin Rd, Elgin AZ 85611

The two-day event includes 18 of Arizona’s top wineries and acclaimed winemakers. Bring your friends and family out to sample Arizona’s finest vintages!

Musical performances take place all day!
Local vendors will provide a variety of food, art, jewelry and more!

2018 Featured Wineries & Wine Makers:

Arizona Stronghold
Carlson Creek
Cellar 433
Deep Sky
Golden Rule
Keeling Schaeffer
Lightning Ridge
Page Springs
Su Vino
Village of Elgin

-Free Parking
-Family Friendly
-Dog Friendly
-Must be 21+ to drink

Tickets include a souvenir wine glass and 10 wine sampling tickets. Additional sampling tickets available at the event.

Advance tickets are sold at a discounted rate, available at www.azgrapes.eventbrite.com

Tickets will be available at the door for $30.00 each.

Stay up to date with the latest information at: http://kj-vineyards.com/events.asp

For more information, call 520-455-5582 or email us at kjvineyards@gmail.com

From Phoenix or Tucson: From Highway 10, take exit #281 – Rte 83 to Sonoita. Stay on 83 until you come to Elgin Road (mile marker 28) and turn left. Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be 3.7 miles on your left.

From Sierra Vista: I 90 to Rte 82 West, turn left on Upper Elgin Rd., the winery is 1 mile past the bridge on the right

Jennifer Lawrence CBS’ 60-Minutes interview

Jennifer Lawrence CBS’ 60-Minutes interview

Jennifer Lawrence gave a great interview on the 25th of February, 2018 on CBS’ 60-Minutes. For me it was very motivating.
Jennifer Lawrence has an appetite, confidence and ambition. For a decade in Hollywood she has been defying odds and breaking barriers. At 21 her four "Hunger Games" movies earned almost $3 billion.
She is a harddriven woman. If you need a lift and some motivation please checkout her CBS’ 60-Minutes interview:
George Harrison @ 75

George Harrison @ 75: “They say it’s your birthday”

George Harrison @ 75: Perhaps the quietest Beatle and most popular.

Harrison, who died in 2001, would have turned 75 on Feb. 25. But it’s not just his friends and contemporaries who recall him with fondness. In the years since his passing, the Beatle known as “the Quiet One” 

In the years after Lennon’s death, Harrison retreated. But he returned with a vengeance in the late 1980s. By the 1990s he had found his voice again.

George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer-songwriter, and producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

Born: February 25, 1943, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Died: November 29, 2001, Los Angeles, CA

Spouse: Olivia Harrison (m. 1978–2001), Pattie Boyd (m. 1966–1977)


“The Post” movie review:

“The Post” movie review

The Post is an all-star ensemble cast with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, as the embattled leaders of The Washington Post, lead a timely — docudrama about how the Pentagon Papers shifted American journalism's relationship to power.

There’s a clear parallel to be made to the current United States administration and its strenuous relationship with the media, which is why Spielberg and his team felt it was so necessary to move swiftly and get it to the big screen while the material is still timely. The Post is an expertly-crafted and compelling film brought to life by Steven Spielberg who did a superb job Directing the movie and his ending was perfect. It certainly was Spielberg’s triumphant ode to Journalism. Go see this movie! 


Porsche’ 70th Anniversary

The first vehicle to bear the Porsche name was registered on June 8, 1948: It was the 356 “No.1” Roadster. This is the day on which the Porsche brand was born. The Type 356 turned Ferry Porsche’s dream of a sports car into a reality. “His vision at that time embodied all of the values that still define the brand to this day”, said Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, at yesterday’s New Year Reception at the Porsche Museum. Representatives from the state of Baden-Württemberg as well as from the city of Stuttgart and the worlds of politics, economics and society, joined Porsche to celebrate the beginning of its anniversary year with the slogan “70 years of the Porsche sports car”.

“Tradition is a commitment. Without our tradition and without our core values, we would not be where we are today”, explained Blume. “We plan to uphold the standard of technical excellence set by Ferry Porsche well into the future. Intelligent dynamic mobility has a great future ahead of it. And we have the solid technological expertise, creative employees and unique team spirit to be involved. We have what it takes to ensure that the Porsche brand continues to fascinate – even in another 70 years.”

San Francisco Comic Con: Sept. 1-3

San Francisco Comic Con: Sept. 1-3

San Francisco Comic Con: Sept. 1-3

San Francisco Comic Con is a comic book convention located in San Francisco, California. San Francisco Comic Con is San Francisco’s largest, true comic con. Featured are exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals, and comicdom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. As admission is kept reasonable for adults and FREE for children, the San Francisco Comic Con is a family-friendly convention.



Internet Firsts

Internet Firsts

The First Email, The First Tweet, And 13 Other Famous Internet Firsts

The first email was sent by Ray Tomlinson to himself in 1971. "The test messages were entirely forgettable. . . . Most likely the first message was QWERTYIOP or something similar," he said.

We can blame ARPANET for the first spam email, which was sent to 393 people on May 3, 1978.

The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com on March 15, 1985. Now it serves as a historic site.

The first website was dedicated to information about the World Wide Web and went live on August 6, 1991. Here's the url: http://info.cern.ch/hypertext/WWW/TheProject.html.

The first picture ever uploaded on the web was posted by Tim Burners Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web) on behalf of a comedy band called Les Horrible Cernettes.

The first AOL Instant Message was sent by Ted Leonsis to his wife on Jan. 6, 1993. It read, "Don't be scared … it is me. Love you and miss you."

His wife replied, "Wow … this is so cool!" Leonsis later became AOL's Vice Chairman.

Joe McCambley ran the first banner ad ever online. It went live in October 1994 on HotWired.com and it promoted 7 art museums, sponsored by AT&T.

The first item sold on eBay (back then it was AuctionWeb) was a broken laser pointer for $14.83 in 1995. The man who bought it told founder Pierre Omidyar he collected broken laser pointers.

The first book purchased on Amazon was Douglas Hofstadter's Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought in 1995.

The first sentence uttered on Skype was in Estonian in April 2003 by a member of the development team. It was 'Tere, kas sa kuuled mind?' or "Hello, can you hear me?" in English.

Mark Zuckerberg was the first person on Facebook with ID number 4 (the first three Facebook accounts were used for testing). The first non-founder to join Facebook was Arie Hasit (below), who is now in Israel studying to be a rabbi.

The first YouTube video posted was posted by co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo. It was uploaded on April 23, 2005 and has been watched nearly 10 million times.

The first tweet was written by co-founder Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006.

The first commercial cell phone call ever made was in 1983. It was placed by Bob Barnett who was president of Ameritech.

Art Walk - San Diego

Mission Federal ArtWalk has celebrated both visual and performing arts in San Diego

Mission Federal ArtWalk

For 33 years, Mission Federal ArtWalk has celebrated both visual and performing arts in San Diego. We believe art has the power to connect communities, cultivate new artistic talent and create a better quality of life for all through cultural enrichment.

On April 29 & 30, 2017, Mission Federal ArtWalk will fill 17 blocks in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood.  Thousands of attendees come to view and purchase artwork, enjoy the music and dance and participate in interactive art experiences. Access a map of the festival here.

Read the 2016 Festival Magazine Digitally

While in Little Italy, stop in and say hello to wonderful team at the Mission Federal Credit Union Branch at 1370 India Street.

Spring Festival on Ponce 
Atlanta, GA 
‪April 1st - 2nd, 2017‬ (‪Sat-Sun‬)

Spring Festival on Ponce Atlanta, GA ‪April 1st – 2nd, 2017‬ (‪Sat-Sun‬)

Spring Festival on Ponce 
Atlanta, GA 
‪April 1st – 2nd, 2017‬ (‪Sat-Sun‬) 

WHAT: Spring Festival on Ponce : Olmsted Linear Park/ North Druid Hills  

WHERE: Olmstead Linear Park | ‪1451 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307‬ – North Druid Hills – Emory University   

WHEN: ‪April 1st – 2nd, 2017‬: ‪Saturday 10am – 6pm‬ / ‪Sunday, 11am – 6pm‬

NOTEWORTHY: * Juried Art Show * Intimate Art Show featuring no more than 125 fine artists and fine craft artist *

Our Story… Spring Ponce officially kicks off the festival season here in Atlanta, which is quickly being recognized as the Arts Capital of the South. Partnered with the Southeast Tourism Society and several local arts groups, Spring Ponce is nestled amongst the top tier of Decatur and Midtown Atlanta's affluent neighborhood of North Druid Hills. The area's inhabitants are highly professional, enthusiastic art buyers and supporters of the arts.   

Our Goal… This event will showcase a limited number of 125 juried artists and crafters to increase the participants' opportunity for success. The festival is organized and run by artists and volunteers who understand the needs and challenges of artists and how best to connect with consumers.   

Over the years, the Olmsted Linear Park has remained one of Atlanta's most visible parks. To recapture the grandeur of this beautiful and historic park, concerned citizens launched a grassroots effort more than a decade ago and the results demonstrate their success and commitment.   

In addition to the many artists and artwork the festival will include an amazing line up of food trucks, live music, children's activities, as well as free parking and free admission.  

Arts & Crafts in the Pines

Arts and Crafts Festival in the Pines

Arts and Crafts Festival in the Pines (19th Annual)

Pembroke Pines, FL

March 11th – 12th, 2017‬ (‪Sat-Sun‬)

The City of Pembroke Pines is celebrating its 19th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival at Pembroke Pines City Center, located at ‪601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, FL.‬ The show will be held ‪on March 11th‬ and 12th, 2017 ‪from 10am – 5pm‬.   

Cash prizes totaling $2,950 will be awarded in each category. Categories are drawing, glass, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture, wood, fine handcrafts, jewelry, and plants. 

The Festival will feature over 100 artists from around the country, live music, demonstrations by local artists, a hands-on art children’s area, free awards dinner & free artists’ hospitality area. The Art Festival in the Pines offers a great opportunity for artists and patrons alike to purchase and sell art and fine crafts in a delightful atmosphere. 

For additional information or applications please call ‪954.986.5027‬ or visit our website at: ‪www.ppines.com‬.
… from the organizer.


43rd People's Choice Awards - CBS

43rd People’s Choice Awards – CBS

43rd People's Choice Awards

The People's Choice Awards is an American awards show, recognizing the people and the work of popular culture, voted on by the general public. The show has been held annually since 1975.The People's Choice Awards is broadcast on CBS

The ballot is a lock and the competition is fierce!

People’s Choice Awards 2017 announced its final nominees, and with more than 125 million votes cast, it’s safe to say the fans have definitely spoken. (If you can’t wait to find out who made the ballot, scroll down to the bottom of this post to see the full list of nominees.)

The top vote-getters in music, movies, TV, and digital were revealed during the People’s Choice Awards 2017 nominations press conference in Los Angeles. Presenters Jordana Brewster (Lethal Weapon), Jamie Chung (Office Christmas Party), Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken), Boris Kodjoe (Code Black), Piper Perabo (Life In Pieces), Molly Shannon (Divorce), Wilmer Valderrama (NCIS), Executive Producer Mark Burnett and People’s Choice President Fred Nelson were on-hand to do the honors.

Airport Sleeping Pods

Airport Sleeping Pods

Turn your airport transit time into relax time. Airport sleeping pods are truly innovative seating solutions that add value to terminal experience. It is a stylish & sleek chair for tired passengers in need of rest, which can also convert into a bed. Hand luggage can be stored safely under the seat during use, and a moveable, breathing shade hides the passengers from the noise and the light of the airport and from the gaze of other passengers. . An unique and innovative rest and relaxation solution. Reference GoSleep Pod Watch https://lnkd.in/fYbX6mC

Misty Copeland, New York City, 2015 
© Annie Leibovitz from WOMEN: New Portraits 

WOMEN: New Portraits Annie Leibovitz – New York

New Annie Leibovitz portraits commissioned by UBS

Annie Leibovitz's most enduringly popular series of photographs 'WOMEN' was published in 1999. The new exhibition WOMEN: New Portraits reflects the changes in the roles of women today. In addition to the new photographs, the exhibition includes work from the original series as well as other photographs taken since.

Next Stop: New York City

18 November – 11 December

Free entrance to the exhibition.

No ticket required.

More information

Exhibition opening hours:

Monday – Sunday, 10am – 7pm
(last admission 6pm)

Thursday and Friday late until 8pm
(last admission 7pm) 

The exhibition will close on November 30th at 5pm ET


The former Bayview Correctional Facility
The future home of The Women’s Building
550 West 20th Street
New York, New York 10011

·       Find it on Google Maps

Misty Copeland, New York City, 2015 
© Annie Leibovitz from WOMEN: New Portraits 


Calendar: Week of January 18

Calendar: Week of January 18

Here's a look at the week ahead on our Calendar:

Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, honoring the memory of the late civil rights leader who would have turned 87 this past Friday

Tuesday is National Popcorn Day, celebrating the estimated 17 billion quarts of popcorn Americans consume every year.  popcorn.org

Wednesday is the last day drone owners can register their device with the FAA and still receive a refund of the $5 fee.

Thursday kicks off the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, featuring 120 feature-length films from 37 countries.

    Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 21-31, Sundance, Utah

Friday sees the start of the first BroadwayCon in New York, a three-day-long convention for Broadway theater fans.

    BroadwayCon, Jan. 22-24 at the New York Hilton Midtown, New York City | Tickets

And Saturday is National Handwriting Day, marking the 279th anniversary of the birth of penmanship icon John Hancock.