Thursday, March 31, 2011

Quote of the day

One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in. 
 -Wayne Gretzky

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Quote of the day

There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."
 -C.S. Lewis

Monday, March 28, 2011

Upcoming music and film festivals

Apr. 19-23: 6th Annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
(Various venues--Myrtle Beach, SC)

The MBIFF has quickly become one of the most significant indie film
festivals for the independent artist. Films will be screened in the
following categories:

Short (30 minutes or less), Animation, Feature Project, Documentary,
Music Video & Anything Goes

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Apr. 29-May 8: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
(Various venues--New Orleans, LA)

Bon Jovi, Jimmy Buffett, Kid Rock, The Neville Brothers, Lauryn Hill,
Jeff Beck, Sonny Rollins, John Legend & The Roots, Wyclef Jean,
Dr. John, Cyndi Lauper, Lupe Fiasco, Mystikal, Bobby Blue Bland,
Fourplay, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Fantasia, Kenny G, Vickie
Winans, Gregg Allman Blues Band, Pete Fountain, Lucinda Williams,
Robert Cray, Keb Mo, Mighty Clouds of Joy, Ron Carter Trio w/
Mulgrew Miller and Russell Malone, Edie Brickell, Ahmad Jamal,
The Rance Allen Group, Fisk Jubilee Singers, Terence Blanchard,
Maceo Parker w/special guest Pee Wee Ellis are among the hundreds
of acts scheduled to perform at the 42nd edition of this festival.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
May 7: Mother's Day Weekend Musical Festival
(Boardwalk Hall--Atlantic City, NJ)

Old School R&B concert featuring The Whispers, Charlie Wilson and
Keith Sweat. There will be a special musical tribute to Teena Marie
during the concert. Make a full weekend of it and check out the After
Party & Mother's Day Brunch taking place at Trump Plaza Casino.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
June 10-12: Chicago Blues Festival
(Grant Park--Chicago, IL)

The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the
world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals. During
three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans will prove once
again that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World." Past performers
have included Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the
late Bo Diddley and the late Koko Taylor.


Quote of the day

"When you come to the edge of all the light you have, and must take a step into the darkness of the unknown, BELIEVE that one of two things will happen.  Either there will be something solid for you to stand on OR you will be taught how to fly."
- Author Unknown

Quote of the day

"You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and the best of you."
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

On March 21, 1965...

more than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began their march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Quote of the day

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours ...
-Henry David Thoreau