The Grateful Dead: ‘Fare The Well’ Concerts Conclude at Soldier Field in Chicago

Updated 7/6/15

Via jambase.com: The Dead perform “Truckin’ ” and “Touch of Grey” in their Fare The Well finale Sunday.

Via jambase.com: Here’s a recap of Day 2 (7/4/15) in Chicago of the three Fare The Well gigs.

“It’s like a hippie Disneyland.” Thus was the sentiment in one tweet surrounding Friday’s (7/3/15) Grateful Dead concert at Soldier Field.

Of course, the Dead, one of rock’s most memorable and distinct bands, are calling it quits in this, their 50th year. They will put on shows again Saturday and Sunday as part of their Fare The Well tour, which also landed in Santa Clara, Calif., in June. Continue reading

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Donald Trump, Ten Years After

Twitter wasn’t around, and unfortunately neither was my bulky digital camera in 2005 when I had my first and still only media rendezvous with Donald Trump.

In a weird way, it’s kind of like your first trip to see Santa at the mall — something you’ll always remember. However, this happened before the smartphone and social media era. Also, I outsmarted myself by not realizing how important it is to be ready to record any moment. This from someone who has spent a career in the media world. Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones in Atlanta: Twitter, Web Info

 

Another sign of aging is when you experience a Rolling Stones concert via Twitter.

So I plead guilty to not having as much fun as the people who turned out at Bobby Dodd Stadium on the Georgia Tech campus Tuesday (June 9, 2015) to catch the Rolling Stones concert, part of the Zip Code tour. Continue reading

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Deflategate Leaves Me Deflated

It’s not that Tom Brady was on a wanted poster, or was caught on a TMZ video. And it’s not like game-deciding incidents occurred during the activities by New England Patriots employees during the so-called Deflategate controversy in January. Continue reading

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This Just In: Social Media IS the News …

A couple of recent developments should underscore why social media is wagging the dog these days.

Everyone knows about the “throwback Thursday” meme that’s prominent on Facebook (and elsewhere). Seems that WSB-TV, the prominent Atlanta television station and ABC affiliate, has turned that into its own advertising vehicle. Note the commercial and the words “sponsor message” that are woven into the nostalgic video. Continue reading

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Suwanee Plans To Add to Public Art Collection

The Iron Canopy sculture in Town Center Park, Suwanee, Ga. (Photo: Steve Burns)

The Iron Canopy sculpture in Town Center Park, Suwanee, Ga. (Photo: Steve Burns)

The public art collection in Suwanee (Ga.), which has been a leader in Gwinnett County, is about to grow again.

City officials want to purchase the Iron Canopy sculpture that is on display in Town Center Park for permanent display, according to city documents. Iron Canopy is part of the 2013-15 SculpTour, the third phase of the city’s outdoor, walkable public art display. Continue reading

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Planned Suwanee Restaurant Sets Opening Date

Sign on Suwanee Park Tavern entrance details planned opening date. (Credit: Steve Burns.)

Sign on Suwanee Park Tavern entrance details planned opening date. (Credit: Steve Burns.)

An opening date has been set for the latest restaurant venture in a prime Suwanee (Ga.) location.

Suwanee Park Tavern will open to the public on Feb. 6, 2015, according to a notice posted on the entrance to the site in Town Center Park. Continue reading

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