Tag Archives: New York

Singer, Nerds, Lobsters

Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary show brought back a flood of great memories. I got hooked on the show while in high school and I have watched it regularly since. I was lucky enough to attend a dress rehearsal of … Continue reading

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Parade-de-Camp

The opening of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade telecast brought back many memories for me. I remember my father enjoying and singing the song “New York, New York” from On the Town but it was the location that really made … Continue reading

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Balloony Bin

A typo on a website called Hitfix gave me pause. Somehow, the page turned up at the top of the Google search results when I looked for information about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Hitfix erroneously wrote: “Fans of the … Continue reading

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Neath the Sunsphere

On Saturday, first responders in Knoxville participated in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb to honor the 343 firefighters who died in New York on 9/11/01. The participants climbed the equivalent of 110 stories at the Sunsphere while wearing their gear. … Continue reading

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Man Hatton

Aunt Grace Hatton sent an email to relatives and friends this week. She informed us that her grandson Conor would be one of the family members reading the names of 9/11 victims at Ground Zero. Aunt Grace’s eldest son, my … Continue reading

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Kardhampton

A cluster of Kardashians has crowded its way into a calm community close to my cardiac muscle. A better title for Kourtney and Khloe Take The Hamptons might be Kourtney and Khloe Break The Hamptons. The entertainment news sites have published stories … Continue reading

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Broadway Octocular!

Perhaps some movie or TV show made me anxious about the four binoculars in my luggage. Perhaps it was the process of buying them in the hunting department at Walmart. A couple of months ago, I purchased balcony seats for the June 7 … Continue reading

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Yankee Ingenuity

After the performance of Chronicles of Blue and Gray at Carnegie Hall, my good friend Nancy treated my wife, my son and me to dinner at Rue 57. We shared oysters for an appetizer and all chose delicious entrees. I enjoyed a … Continue reading

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What a Nye Sky

There was a celebrity on my flight from Reagan National to LaGuardia Airport last Saturday. When I first spotted him in the airport, I thought, “that guy resembles Bill Nye the Science Guy.” Then I thought that he could enter … Continue reading

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In a Mays -ment

Choosing a Broadway play was easy. I picked the one with “murder” in the title. Back in March, my wife and I looked up the list of shows that were likely to be playing in June. Popular shows like Wicked … Continue reading

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Swell the Chorus of the Union

A casual observer might think I went to New York for the Belmont Stakes, the Tony Awards or the Puerto Rican Day parade this past weekend. Regular readers know that I planned the brief trip to see my wife sing … Continue reading

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To Honor the Fallen

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. The name came from the ancient practice of decorating the graves of deceased soldiers. The holiday was established in the United States after the Civil War. Several communities honored their war dead … Continue reading

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Warren Report

After interviewing Greg Warren on the Classic Hits 93.1 Comedy Couch, I compared notes with him on some favorite places in St. Louis, which is his hometown. Greg is in Knoxville this weekend to perform at Side Splitters Comedy Club. … Continue reading

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All’s Fair

According to a tweet from The Today Show, Montreal’s Expo ’67 and Knoxville’s 1982 World’s Fair were nothing. There have been nineteen world expositions since the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, but The Today Show called it the “last … Continue reading

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