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TONIGHT: Paul McCartney - San Jose • 8:00p SAP Center

TONIGHT: Paul McCartney – San Jose • 8:00p SAP Center

Paul McCartney – Freshen Up – JUL 10
Wed • 8:00p SAP Center
San Jose – San Jose, CA
Freshen Up is a concert tour by English musician Paul McCartney that began on 17 September 2018 with the first four shows in Canada. The tour is McCartney's first tour after the release of his album, Egypt Station. 
Associated album: Egypt Station
Start date: 17 September 2018
Legs: 5
No. of shows:
22 in North America 
8 in Europe 
5 in South America 
4 in Asia 
39 in total
Paul McCartneyconcert chronology
Freshen Up 
Next concert: 
Paul McCartney – Freshen Up tour 
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA
Saturday, 13 July 2019
Typical set list
  1. "Got to Get You Into My Life" (since Tokyo)
  2. "Let Me Roll It" (with "Foxy Lady" coda)
  3. "Dance Tonight" (since Copenhagen)
    • Encore
2019 CALIFORNIA WATERMELON FESTIVAL - Los Angeles’ Hansen Dam Soccer Complex

2019 CALIFORNIA WATERMELON FESTIVAL – Los Angeles’ Hansen Dam Soccer Complex

2019 CALIFORNIA WATERMELON FESTIVAL – Los Angeles’ Hansen Dam Soccer Complex

Saturday June 29th & Sunday June 30th, 10am to 10pm. Tickets good for either day.
Tickets: $8 – $20
Join us for a day full of watermelon fun! This year will be the best ever, as we host our largest event yet with over 60,000 pounds of fresh-off-the-farm California watermelons, chilled, sliced and served fresh to you!
  • All-You-Can-Eat Watermelon!
  • Kids: Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Children’s Theater, Magic Shows, Bubble Parties, Balloon Hats, Crafts, crazy Arena Games, Wildlife Exhibit, Butterfly Feeding, BMX Bike Pro Stunt Show and more (Kid's Zone open from 10am – 7pm)
  • Beautiful Watermelon Carvings, Cooking Demonstrations and Tastings
  • Great Bands including
    • Saturday 8 PM: Flux Capacitors, Totally Awesome 80s Tribute Band
    • Sunday 8 PM: Selena Tribute Band
  • Everything from BBQ to Vegan to Tasty Watermelon Desserts and Drinks
  • Beer and Wine Garden. Try our Watermelon Ritas!
  • A full carnival: Purchase 10 Ride Super Saver Packages and Save up to 70%!
All tickets are good for 1 day of your choosing: Saturday the 29th or Sunday the 30th.
Read our FAQs to learn more about rules, regulations, and event services
See more videos and pictures on our website at https://www.watermelonfest.org/
Hansen Dam Soccer Complex
11480 Foothill Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 91342
Ann Sarnoff named chair and CEO of Warner Bros. The first woman to run the studio..

Ann Sarnoff named chair and CEO of Warner Bros. The first woman to run the studio.

Sarnoff will take over one of the most storied studios in Hollywood, second only to Walt Disney.

Warner Bros. names BBC's Ann Sarnoff as its new CEO. BBC executive Ann Sarnoff was named chief of Warner Bros. on Monday, making her the first woman to head the movie studio in its 96-year history. Her appointment follows the departure in March of Kevin Tsujihara, who stepped down after misconduct allegations.
Sarnoff most recently served as the president of BBC Studios Americas.
But to the surprise of much of the industry, WarnerMedia turned to Sarnoff, who has worked primarily in television. Sarnoff, who takes over as chief executive and chair of Warner Bros., is currently president of BBC Studios Americas. She has previously been a top TV executive at Viacom and with the WNBA.
"She brings a consistent and proven track record of innovation, creativity and business results to lead an incredibly successful studio to its next chapter of growth," Stankey said. "Ann has shown the ability to innovate and grow revenues and has embraced the evolution taking place in our industry."

The First Day of Summer (Summer Solstice) 2019

In 2019, Summer Solstice in Northen Hemisphere will be 3:07 AM PST on Friday, June 21

All times are in Pacific Time.

Summer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. At the summer solstice, the days are longest and the nights are shortest, with day-length decreasing as the season progresses after the solstice. The date of the beginning of summer varies according to climate, tradition and culture, but when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.

Schools and universities typically have a summer break to take advantage of the warmer weather and longer days. In almost all countries, children are out of school during this time of year for summer break, although dates vary. In the United States, public schools usually end in early June while colleges get out in early May.


Frank Lloyd Wright - Birthday

Frank Lloyd Wright – Birthday

Today is the birthday of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). He changed the world of architecture and his influential work lives on and continues to influence design to this day. 
Frank Lloyd Wright was born on June 8, 1867, in Richland Center, Wisconsin. After college, he became chief assistant to architect Louis Sullivan. Wright then founded his own firm and developed a style known as the Prairie school, which strove for an "organic architecture" in designs for homes and commercial buildings.
Date of birth: June 8, 1867
Date of death: April 9, 1959
Place of birth: Richland Center, WI
Paul McCartney Turns 76

Paul McCartney Turns 77

Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE (born 18 June 1942).

Sir James Paul McCartney, CH MBE
18 June 1942 (age 77)
Liverpool, England
Occupation: Singer-songwriter music and film producer businessman
Years active: 1957–present
Spouse(s): Linda Eastman, (m. 1969; d. 1998), Heather Mills (m. 2002; div. 2008), Nancy Shevell (m. 2011)
Children: 5, including Heather, Mary, Stella, James
Parent(s): Jim and Mary McCartney
Instruments: Vocals bass guitar guitar keyboards
Labels: Apple Capitol Columbia Decca Hear Music Parlophone Polydor Swan Vee-Jay
Associated acts: The Quarrymen The Beatles Wings The Fireman Michael Jackson Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney's voice
Website: paulmccartney.com
McCartney is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song "Yesterday", making it one of the most covered songs in popular music history. 
A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988, and as a solo artist in 1999), and an 18-time Grammy Award winner, 
McCartney has written, or co-written, 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2009 he has 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney, Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all received appointment as Members of the Order of the British Empire in 1965 and, in 1997, McCartney was knighted for services to music. McCartney is also one of the wealthiest musicians in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$1.2 billion.
The Monterey International Pop Music Festival - 51st Anniversary: June 16 to June 18, 1967

The Monterey International Pop Music Festival – 51st Anniversary: June 16 to June 18, 1967

The Monterey International Pop Music Festival – 51st Anniversary: June 16 to June 18, 1967, there was only one: the Monterey International Pop Festival, which featured more than 30 artists and bands playing over the course of three days in the summer of 1967.

The festival's star-studded lineup reads like a who's who of rock royalty, but four names rise to the top of any conversation about the festival. There was Janis Joplin. ("When she sang, all of her sang," Pennebaker remembers.) The Who left the audience in awe after Pete Townshend concluded "My Generation" by smashing his guitar.

Finally, there was Jimi Hendrix, who threw his guitar down onstage and doused it with Ronson lighter fluid. "Then [he] lights it, and then leans back in this sacrificial rite of giving his guitar to the gods," the audience remembers. "One of the most iconic rock 'n' roll moments in musical history."

Maker Faire Bay Area – May 17 & 19, 2019

Maker Faire Bay Area – May 17 & 19, 2019

Come celebrate Maker Media's 22nd Maker Faire and 13th anniversary in the Bay Area, showcasing creative and resourceful people in the areas of science and technology, engineering, food, and arts and crafts.


We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth. Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to show their creations and share their learnings.  Attendees flock to Maker Faire to glimpse the future and find the inspiration to become Makers themselves.

  • Friday May 17 1pm – 5pm Limited FRIDAY@MakerFaire
  • Saturday May 18 10am – 7pm
  • Sunday May 19 10am – 6pm


Chart of ticket prices. Prices vary.


From: www.eventbrite.com

ArtsQuest Fine Art Festival

ArtsQuest Fine Art Festival – 31st Anniversary

ArtsQuest Fine Art Festival 
Miramar Beach, FL 
‪May 12th, 2019‬ (‪Sun‬) 

The Cultural Arts Alliance (CAA) of Walton County invites artists to apply to exhibit in the 31st Annual ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival happening May 12th, 2019 in South Walton, FL, along Northwest Florida’s beaches.

ArtsQuest provides an opportunity to view and purchase original art from over 200 artists from around the country while also experiencing live musical entertainment, ImagiNation (where kids rule), student exhibits and great food & beverage options in the Town Center of Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. 

ArtsQuest is a juried show that includes artists in the categories of Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Oils & Acrylics, Original Digital Art, Photography, Sculpture, Wood and Works on Paper (Watercolor, Printmaking, Pastels, Pencils, Ink).

The festival takes place in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin’s Town Center, which is also home to large-scale events such as the 30A Songwriters Festival and the South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival. Located along the Scenic Hwy 98 Corridor, Grand Boulevard is easily accessible from regional drive and fly markets, including Houston, Memphis, Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham, Mobile, Pensacola and Tallahassee. 

ArtsQuest is the kick-off event for Art Week South Walton, which is an initiative of the CAA. The purpose of Art Week is to bring communities, organizations and businesses together to present quality arts and entertainment to the community. Spanning several days, Art Week will feature visual, performing and literary arts programming in diverse formats and various venues throughout South Walton.

Highlights of ArtsQuest include: * $10,000 cash in artist awards * 5,000 quality art buyers * Children’s activities in “ImagiNation” * Live music and entertainment * Food vendors & full cash bar, along with existing restaurants in Grand Boulevard With the support of the Tourist Development Council, Visit South Walton, there is a comprehensive marketing campaign for ArtsQuest, including radio (Southeastern markets), social media, direct mail, posters, online advertising, and regional and national print.

Grand Boulevard and the surrounding area offer affordable accommodations, including hotels, camping and condo and home rentals. Other artist amenities include conveniently located artist parking, booth sitting, overnight security, continuous artist hospitality. 

Award winners from the 2018 ArtsQuest show do not need to submit jury fee and will be automatically admitted into the 2019 ArtsQuest show should they meet the application deadline.

On May 9, 1960, the FDA approved the pill

May 9th, 1960 FDA approves the Pill

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves the world’s first commercially produced birth-control bill–Enovid-10, made by the G.D. Searle Company of Chicago, Illinois.

Development of “the pill,” as it became popularly known, was initially commissioned by birth-control pioneer Margaret Sanger and funded by heiress Katherine McCormick. Sanger, who opened the first birth-control clinic in the United States in 1916, hoped to encourage the development of a more practical and effective alternative to contraceptives that were in use at the time.

In the early 1950s, Gregory Pincus, a biochemist at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, and John Rock, a gynecologist at Harvard Medical School, began work on a birth-control pill. Clinical tests of the pill, which used synthetic progesterone and estrogen to repress ovulation in women, were initiated in 1954.

On May 9, 1960, the FDA approved the pill, granting greater reproductive freedom to American women.


Stonehenge Missing Piece Returned From Florida After Removal 60 Years ago.

Stonehenge’s Missing Piece Returned From Florida After Removal 60 Years ago.
Workers raising three pieces of a standing stone in 1958 after it had fallen to the ground at Stonehenge.
A vanished Stonehenge piece has been returned to The UK after 60 years. 
The missing stone — roughly the size and shape of a broomstick — was removed and taken by a Robert Phillips Briton, at the time working for a diamond-cutting business and relocated to the United States about thirty years ago.
Mr. Phillips took part in repair works at Stonehenge in 1958 to raise one of the trilithons, the iconic three-piece standing stones, that had fallen to the ground. The work included drilling ring-shaped holes into the stone, and it produced three-foot cylinders.
He retired to Aventura, Fla., north of Miami and kept the polished-looking stone in his office for decades. But on the eve of his 90th birthday last year, he decided to return the piece to England.
Heather Sebire, a curator with English Heritage, said “We are very grateful to the Phillips family for bringing this intriguing piece of Stonehenge back home.”
The piece is expected to provide clues to a team of researchers that had been looking into the origin of the giant stones, which stand in Southern England at about 13 feet high and 7 feet wide.
When the researchers analysed the DNA of early British farmers, they found they most closely resembled Neolithic people from Iberia (modern Spain and Portugal). These Iberian farmers were descended from people who had journeyed across the Mediterranean.
In addition to farming, the Neolithic migrants to Britain appear to have introduced the tradition of building monuments using large stones known as megaliths. Stonehenge in Wiltshire was part of this tradition.
1974 Johnson's baby oil ad with Ali McGraw.

Tanning with baby oil in the days before we knew much.

Tanning with baby oil in the days before we knew much.

The 1970s were an era of living dangerously, when we rode in cars without seat belts, took bike rides without benefit of a helmet, before airbags, before nutrition labeling and before surgeon general warnings. Before anyone knew what ultraviolet rays were not healthy.
Photo credits: 1974 Johnson's baby oil ad with Ali McGraw.
A bit of humor: 
  • I just turned my brightness all the way up on the iPhone & got a nice little tan. 
  • There is a fine line between a tan and looking like you rolled around in a bag of Doritos.
  • I competed in the sun-tanning Olympics, but all I did was get bronze
ART ALLEY at HOW WEIRD 2019: 5th of May in San Francisco

ART ALLEY at HOW WEIRD 2019: 5th of May in San Francisco


Live painting, exhibited artwork, and interactive fun! Mixed with local arts and crafts stalls! Come see the creativity that San Francisco is famous for.

Sunday May 5th from Noon to 8pm


The How Weird Street Faire is a project of the non-profit World Peace Through Technology Organization. Inspiring peace through music, art, ideas, connections, understanding, and raising consciousness.


Noon to 8pm

Centered at Howard & 2nd Streets

Downtown San Francisco, Earth

$20 at the faire / $15 in advance

2019 MAGIC PASSES are now available!

You can get the presale Magic Passes for $15 at


Join us as we gather the tribes once again to celebrate peace, be inspired by art, shop exotic stores, make new friends and greet old ones, generate waves of joy, and expand our consciousness.

How Weird is centered at Howard and 2nd Streets, in the heart of the San Francisco’s technology and art sectors. Filling in the faire will be thousands of people in colorful costumes dancing in the streets

Celebrate peace and weirdness at the greatest street faire in the galaxy.

The How Weird Street Faire is a project of the educational non-profit World Peace Through Technology Organization, proving for 20 years now that peace is possible. See why San Francisco is still at the vanguard of creativity and artistic expression.


Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival - May 4 & 5, 2019

Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival – May 4 & 5, 2019

Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival – May 4 & 5, 2019 

 2400 Westshore Rd, Bodega Bay, California 94923


 (707) 875-3866

 Nonprofit Organization · Performance & Event Venue

SEA your way to Bodega Bay, the fishing community

Welcome to the home of the Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival. Since 1973, this event has celebrated our local fisherman and it’s when salmon season is kicked off with a blessing of the fleet. The Festival is packed with events for people of all ages: craft booths, live music, good food, entertainment and more.

The Fisherman’s Festival is an all-volunteer event and proceeds from the Festival benefit Bodega Bay Area community services.






~ Well-behaved and Leashed Pets Welcome

~ Free Parking  ~ Handicap Accessible

Visit the Information Booth for details & updates


Kid Zone • Touch Tank Tide Pool • Informational Nonprofit Booths •
CHP and Sonoma County Sheriff helicopter landings • US Coast Guard rescue demos in the harbor
Westside Park is operated by Sonoma County Regional Parks. Sonoma County Board of Supervisors grant sponsor.

The Bodega Bay Fisherman’s Festival is a 501 (c) (3) California nonprofit charitable organization.

All proceeds from the Festival benefit Bodega Bay Area community services

Honoring Leonardo da Vinci 500 Years After his Death

Honoring Leonardo da Vinci 500 Years After his Death

Honoring Leonardo da Vinci 500 Years After his Death
0n May 2, 2019, Italy and the world honor the day, 500 years ago, when Leonardo da Vinci died. A host of exhibitions offered in Italy will last much of the year.
ROME — On May 2, 2019, Italy and the world honor the day, 500 years ago, when Leonardo da Vinci died. In fact, a host of celebrations are planned here and will last much of the year. In March the celebration committee created by the Ministry for Culture and Tourism elected Prof. Paolo Galluzzi, who is director of the Galileo Museum of Florence, its president. Other committee members include Prof. Vincent Deleuvin, curator of Italian 16th C. painting at the Louvre; Prof. Luke Syson, curator of European sculpture and decorative arts at the Metropolitan of New York, and Pinin Brambilla Barcilon, restorer of "The Last Supper."
"The death of Leonardo," Ingres, 1818
One of the main events of the 500th anniversary of his death begins this October at the Uffizi Galleries of Florence, with the exhibition "The Leicester Codex of Leonardo da Vinci: Water as Microscope of Nature."
Leicester Codex, Florence (on loan from Bill Gates)
When Leonardo's patron Giuliano de'Medici died, Leonardo quit Italy for France in 1516, when he was 64, to live in a fine manor house at Clos-Luce near Amboise. He was unwell and his hand too crippled to paint, but he and his admiring new patron, Francis I, the youthful king of France, became close friends who discussed everything from philosophy to art, architecture and engineering. Writing in 1550, Giorgio Vasari, in his  Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects, recorded that Leonardo actually died in the king's arms, with the king "supporting his head to give him such assistance and do him such favour as he could, in the hope of alleviating his sufferings." Vasari's account  inspired artists like Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres to paint, that death scene with the king in 1818 
This touching scene of the king cradling the artist's head is unproven but is possible albeit, "With Leonardo, nothing is so simple," writes Walter Isaacson in his carefully researched Leonardo Da Vinci, The Biography (Simon and Schuster, 2017). Leonardo was buried  in the cloister of the Church of Saint Florentin at Amboise, "but the current location of his remains is another mystery," writes Isaacson. The church was demolished in the early 19th C., and, although excavation decades later revealed bones, they are cautiously described as Leonardo's "presumed remains."
One of the main events of the 500th anniversary of his death begins this October at the  Uffizi Galleries of Florence, with the exhibition "The Leicester Codex of Leonardo da Vinci: Water as Microscope of Nature." The 72-page Codex, which discusses the movement of water, fossils, and moonlight (among other topics) is being loaned by Bill Gates, who purchased it in 1990 for over $30 million. Already on view in Turin at the Biblioteca Reale is the famous self-portrait of Leonardo after two years of restoration. Works on view with the self-portrait will be Italian Renaissance drawings called "Intorno a Leonardo, Disegni italiani del Rinascimento," from July 8 through Sept 15. "For 2019 we are planning to open a permanent display of the 13 Leonardo drawings which we own, in addition to the Codex of the Flight of Birds," says director Enrica Pagella.
In Milan after Feb. 7 a pavilion at the Borsa Internazionale del Turismo (Bit) travel fair will, in the words of the Bit organizers, "illustrate Leonardo's works through contributions from the major cultural venues associated with him: the Sforzesco Castle, the Museum of the Vinciano Cenacolo, the Ambrosiana Library and Art Gallery, the da Vinci National museum of Science and Technology and the Stelline Foundation." Reproductions of some of the machines invented by Leonardo will be on view. As an aside, tourism in Milan has increased notably, thanks partly to a 20% increase in youngsters under 18
Frugal Spring Family Activities

Frugal Spring Family Activities

In a few short days, spring will be upon us. Depending on where you live, it’s likely been a fairly cold winter and possibly filled with snow. While spring is a popular time of the year to clean things up and air out the house from the long winter, you can also consider some outdoor activities that weren’t possible during the cold months.
Many of these activities can be frugal while also creating memories or traditions for years to come.
1. Visit the farmers’ market.
2. Go to a nearby park.
3. Give geocaching a try.
4. Start a garden.
5. Visit a zoo
7.Go fly a kite

From: money.usnews.com

Artisan Craft Festival

Artisan Craft Festival – Las Vegas

Celebrate Spring and Easter with something handmade from the Artisan Craft Festival featuring everything from handcrafted jewelry, delicious goodies, beautiful home decor and unique Valentine's gift ideas created by hand.
Date: April 7th 2019
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Location: Suncoast Hotel Casino Grand Ballroom
Address: 9090 Alta Dr. Las Vegas NV
Sal: 702-824-5081
9th Annual Spring Festival on Ponce on April 6-7, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia

9th Annual Spring Festival on Ponce on April 6-7, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is proud to announce the 9th Annual Spring Festival on Ponce on April 6-7, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. This event will feature over 125 local and regional artists with the beautiful backdrop of historic Olmsted Linear Park.

Visitors will enjoy fine art and crafts, children’s area, live acoustic entertainment and local food and beverage concessions including “gourmet” food trucks. This event is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and volunteer artists to benefit the local community. This event will be very conservative, with sensitivity to the park and neighborhood. Best of all, its free to attend.

These beautiful chains of parks have lovely trees and paths and great visibility from one of Atlanta's truly historic avenues. This is a unique and wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors to appreciate the vision and legacy of one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted, Sr. as well as the achievements in restoration by the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance.

1451 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307
Olmsted Linear Park

Sat., April 6, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sun., April 7, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Music: Acoustic music only

Admission: Free to attend

For more information, please visit www.festivalonponce.com.
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