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Concert Review: Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival 2016 Rocked Las Vegas with Toby Keith, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, and Luke Bryan

The Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival brought joy, country music, fun and surprises to the Las Vegas Strip, September 30 to October 2. The three-day event provided excitement each day, taking place at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds, giving it the feel and experience of a traditional music festival like Stagecoach but enabling you to sleep in a Vegas hotel instead of your camper.

E3: Games, Doritos and Wiz Khalifa take over LA

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was bigger and more virtual than ever. In recent years, the event was confined to the Los Angeles Convention Center and the sidewalks outside. This year it expanded to the street between Staples Center (home of the LA Lakers) and beyond into the popular eating and entertainment district, LA Live. The expansion made elements of the show available to not only attendees, but also casual passersby. And this year, there were dancing Doritos chips.

E3: Games that Don’t Go Boom, but are Fun Anyway and Have Bacon


E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, invaded the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 12-16, and left craziness and delight in its wake. I’ve never been a great fan of the shoot’em up games. Instead, I searched the humongous displays in the Los Angeles Convention Center for build’em ups. I found two: a relative newcomer, Farming Simulator, and the newest iteration of a classic, Sid Meier’s Civilization.

Interview: Ayla Brown at Concerned Vets Rally 2016 – Country Music Is Not Just Country Anymore

Ayla Brown

Country singer Ayla Brown is the whole package – singer, songwriter, and owner of her own music production company, Ambient Entertainment. And that’s not counting her previous careers as a college basketball star at Boston College and a correspondent for ‘The Early Show’ on CBS. She was also an ‘American Idol’ finalist.

Grammar of the Selfie

There is a problem with selfies and grammar. “Selfies”, for those of you over the age of 75, are self-portraits taken with a cell phone, usually with an arm extended or more recently with an attachment for extending one’s reach called a selfie-stick. When one takes a picture of one’s self, then, certainly, “selfie” would be…

Learning to be Funny at Flappers University – and with Up-and-Coming Standup Comic Gail Moss

(Originally published on Blogcritics.org) Can you learn to be funny? The folks at Flappers University believe you can, and having spent a day at their “Intro to Comedy Intensive” class, I’m inclined to agree. This class, to prepare you to do stand-up comedy, is just one of a dozen courses offered at Flappers University, a…

SXSW V2V and ZDoggMD: Healthcare Disrupted – You’re Gonna Love It

Dr. Zubin Damania

Healthcare has long been recognized as the most un-disruptable industry on earth. Until Dr. Zubin Damania came along, that is. Damania, the closing speaker at SXSW V2V in Las Vegas on July 16, 2014, spent 10 years as a doctor at Stanford. Although he won awards for clinical teaching during this period, he became increasingly frustrated with a medical system that, as he put it, “Pays you to do things to patients, instead of doing things for them.”