“I use those medals as examples that anything is possible it’s a great achievement as I’m one of Nebraska’s most decorated special Olympians. But it’s also to show that whatever you dream about and work hard at it you can achieve anything. That’s something I push to do whether I’m on the field or with my music.”
By Nick Christophers It’s always a plus when you know what you want to do professionally at the age of 14. This was the case for Joe Vulpis, CEO of AP Music. At that young age along with his mother’s guidance knew that music would be his vehicle […]
Pittsburgh, a night at the theater, and the genius of the playwright are not a group of words we would often fit together. Perhaps, however, a few of us walk to the beat of a different drummer and we know how synonymous these words actually are. In fact, on any given weekend evening all across the city there are small theaters filled with devoted and talented actors performing the works of Playwrights from all over. So many of us would be surprised by the level of talent our city commands. I spent a large portion of 2015 attending show after show as I had been tasked with reviewing a great many of said shows. Of all of the plays I had seen one troupe of actors and a particular playwright stood out as something spectacular. I recently had the chance to see these artists once more as they brought their talents yet again to the stage as they performed an original play created by one of Pittsburgh’s soon to be favorite sons, James Michael Shoberg.
The greatest cinematic-like TV achievement is “The Walking Dead”. The show that has all of America on it’s toes and viewers biting their fingernails. Who knew the suspense and intensity of being hunted by zombies would be so mind-boggling to watch and have its fans preparing for a catastrophic doomsday. The best part about the show is that it was filmed in mega city Atlanta! “The Walking Dead” isn’t the only cool thing that was filmed in the city. Take a look at all the television and motion pictures that were filmed in the Atlanta region.
One of my favorite parts of living in Music City is its proximity to exceptional performance spaces and as a result, access to incredible performers. For most people familiar with Nashville, this typically means events at Ryman Auditorium or Bridgestone Arena, not to mention the many music venues throughout the city. However, I feel equally lucky that Nashville is home to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) and the theatrical performances it hosts.
Pittsburgh, a city at once enigmatic, bold, beautiful and filled with promise. So many of her sons and daughters have gone on to achieve fame and fortune. Her children have had tremendous impact upon American culture. Many of these stories we know, and still others have yet to be written, and still more have yet to unfold. That being said, I wanted to introduce many of you to the unfolding tale of the local talent, Michael McGovern.
By Nick Christophers Dani Felt, a multi-talented mover and shaker and CEO of Creative Spotlights, realized that to expose art in NYC you need to do it out in the open. She first used her talent by featuring artists via a blog but it did not seem to […]
We have heard of NY Comic Con, Eternal Con, NJ Comic Con and now we have Winter Con. The geeks are coming out in force. The popularity of comic, digital media and collectibles have become more prevalent in the past few years. Currently almost every season there is a new Comic Con. The largest and most popular is the NY Comic Con that is during October, Eternal Con which is building steam is in the summer and the NJ Con is in November and Winter Con wraps it up in December.
By Nick Christophers New York City has always been a key location for those in search of A-list entertainment. From film to music to live theater, it’s an American Mecca for artists looking to expand their craft and cement themselves amongst the New York City scene. However, no […]