Spill Canvas – One Fell Swoop

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Music , Reviews

Spill Canvas – One Fell Swoop, the sophomore CD is hard to dislike. From the very first note, this hard rocking band is in overdrive. They slow it down for “This Is For Keeps,” “Secret Oath” and “Bound To Happen,” and display moments of moodiness, but the bulk of this collection is pure stadium rock: a wall of sound to bang on the inside of your head – ooh-ra! Founded by Sioux Falls native Nick Thomas, The Spill Canvas is a tight unit, and the production here, while not dynamic, […]

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Copacabana Reopens In Grand Style

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Reviews

New York City was electric tonight with the rebirth of the legendary Copacabana Nightclub at it’s new location on the corner of 34th Street and 11th Ave. The original club founded by Monte Prosner, in 1940, was referred to as the “Great American Nightclub.” The new club, owned and operated by John Juliano and Peter Dorn, boasts 50,000 square feet on three levels – with a disco and lounge downstairs, the main ballroom — complete with a stage for any occasion on the main level — and a private party […]

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Navigating To Yes; The Elusive Record Deal

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Insights , Music

Navigating To Yes; The Elusive Record Deal is a combination of knowing when the timing is right, and having a strategy when that time arrives: luck has little to do with it.

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Savage Damn-ation

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Opinion , Thoughts From News

Mike Savage is perhaps the smartest dumb person I’ve heard in a long time. My friend Harriet loves him, though I’m not entirely sure that she understands everything he says. But he says it with such force, and at times a touch of whit, that like many, she goes along. He can be amusing from time to time, and even rational. Then he goes off on a tangent like — according to him — Halloween is destroying America. It is the liberal communities, he says, who supported this pagan worship. […]

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Gays in the Priesthood

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Opinion , Thoughts From News

I read the other day that the pope has decided that men with a tendency towards homosexuality will not be allowed to be admitted as priests. How do you define a “a tendency towards homosexuality” anyway. It just seems to me that the church should spend more time worrying about child abusers and less time about gays. And while we’re on the topic of religion, the US government put out a report condeming various coutnries around the glober for suppressing religious freedom. You know I love being an American, but […]

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