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An Interview with Grammy Award Winning Musician Omar Akram

May 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Omar Akram creates music influenced by his own personal background and life experiences — which is usually fairly common, except there is nothing common about Omar. Raised all over the world as the child of a United Nations diplomat and coming from a multicultural viewpoint, Omar is the first Afghan-American to win a Grammy (awarded for his fourth album, "Echoes of Love"). His music has been called, "a marriage of passion and grace, of adventure and relaxation, of beauty and raw earthiness," evoking hints of his personal past and looking forward to his future.... Read More

Vocalist Mario Frangoulis is "the Sex and the Symphony" of Concert Halls

May 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Slavica Monczka

Award-winning operatic tenor Mario Frangoulis will once again grace us with his presence this spring on the highly anticipated concert tour for his new album “Beautiful Things.” The gifted vocalist kicks off the North American tour May 11th in Pasadena, California where he will share his “Beautiful Things” in emotionally powerful songs so true to his being. “You have to express the hopes of your soul, and that’s what my music is about,” explains Frangoulis in a recent interview. “That is the number one thing I do.”... Read More

Celebrity Cruises Brings Broadway Stars to Bermuda Sailings

May 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

Want to give your regards to Broadway, but can’t deal with the chaos of NYC? Just hop aboard Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Summit and sail away with some of the brightest Broadway talent during special voyages from Cape Liberty, NJ to the beautiful island of Bermuda.... Read More

Borgata and Bay-Atlantic Symphony Present Classical Concert Series

May 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sunday Funday is about to get a little bit classier with the addition of a new concert series hosted by the 4-star Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. The Bay-Atlantic Symphony will be setting up shop at The Music Box to bring the beautiful sounds of Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven and Prokofiev to concert-goers’ ears from July 7 through August 18.... Read More

Get to Church for a Heavenly Dining Experience

Apr 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Quit with the holier than thou attitude and get thyself to Church. We’re not talking about the Catholic, Protestant or Baptist kind of holy ground. More like the hidden neighborhood restaurant located near Fenway Park type of Church.... Read More

Carly Rae Jespen Performs at Fontainebleau's Bleau Live Event

Apr 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The Fontainebleau has a long history of bringing Hollywood to the East Coast and the luxury resort is carrying on the tradition with the announcement of a Mother's Day weekend celebration featuring Carly Rae Jespen May 10, as part of the resort's... Read More

The Story Behind The Great Gatsby Film Adaptations: Then and Now

Apr 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

"They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness…"


F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is possibly America's finest literary offering, chronicling the "Jazz Age" in a way that's both indicting and glamorous. Fitzgerald presents the 1920's through a soaring economy with bootleggers making a killing from prohibition and consumers creating an underground world of excess. Considering this was after WWI, it should be no surprise that the public overcompensated, turning their shock and fear to extravagant showmanship.... Read More

Celebrating Ireland: 10 Talented Irish Stars We Love

Mar 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Ireland is known for its rolling green hills, rambunctious pubs, and welcoming residents, but the area has also given the art world some pretty talented people. From poets and painters to actors and musicians, many greats have once called Ireland home. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I decided to pick my favorite Irish imports, from the names nearly everyone knows of to those everyone should know of.... Read More

Celebrate St. Patty's Day With Irish Band, The Saw Doctors

Mar 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

St. Patty’s Day is this weekend and there is no better place to celebrate than Boston. In a city that’s said to have more Irish than Ireland, Beantown is loaded with all things Irish this weekend. Our favorite pick is the return of The Saw Doctors Saturday evening, who will be performing at the House of Blues. The band hails from the... Read More

The Real Guitar Hero: Fulfill Your Dreams with an Eric Clapton Guitar Replica

Feb 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

For those who wish to take part in rock-n-roll history, games like Guitar Hero provide a stage for players to try to match their skills to those of legendary musicians like Elvis, Slash, and Jimi. No matter your score though, you're still playing with a plastic guitar with color-coded buttons, which pales in comparison to playing the real deal. Even if you're not a consummate musician who can work a fret as well as a remote, anyone can appreciate the select few guitars that contributed to and represent rock-n-roll history.... Read More

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