Even though you are on a motorcycle, plan on getting there at least by 10a as the parade begins promptly at 11a. People start arriving at dawn to secure the best parking spaces for their tailgate parties.
Check back in on this column over the next two days for more information about these festivals, the line-up of plays, and ticket pricing. In this tough economic time, it may be easier to dismiss attending the theater to pinch pennies. I encourage you to think outside of your financial box and patronize these festivals, which are both offering a diversity of theater experiences which are sure to entertain, educate, and delight even the most conservative of theater expectations.
Green space gets pushed out and middle class housing is disappearing faster than the middle class in the us. Does anyone doubt that corporate America can dictate our lives as much or more so than our government? They do it everyday, ironically much of the public is oblivious to that muscle but when a government project is aimed to cater to those lower income voters, we hear the “Socialism” chant resonating throughout the countryside. A remedy seems fairly apparent to me, why should local government supply funding and hold the hands of big development? It seems to me it is past time to rid the big boys of their training wheels and make them obtain their lots “one at a time” just like the rest of us!
The Sons of Hermann Hall, located at 3414 Elm Street is a cash only, smoke-free (except for the bar), family, all-ages venue. Swing Dance lessons run from 8:00 pm to midnight. Electric Campfire Jam is on Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to midnight. Some shows are 21 and over only, and there is a bar downstairs. However, The Sons of Herman Hall is not an actual bar but rather a private lodge.
If you carry a wallet, consider investing in a money clip. Transfer any credit cards you may need, your I.D., and some small bills to a money clip and keep them in your front pocket. Money clips are often less discernible than a wallet. Plus, only taking what you need minimizes your chance at losing everything should you be robbed.
Born on October 21st, 1986, Frankie Campagna, Jr. spent the major part of his life in the traveling man area. He graduated from Booker T.Washington High School For The Visual & Performing Arts. When not occupied by his band, Campagna spent time behind the bar at the Amsterdam in Exposition Park, and previously at Club Dada, where at both of these “day jobs” he was well-loved by all.
Let the sun Shine Forever: This song is not American at all, but Russian. It is very simple, with only 4 lines repeated over and over. When I have done it with children, I like to teach the Russian lyrics. The first 5 syllables of each line are exactly the same: Pust seg da bud yet, pronounced Poost seg dah bood yet. The last word of each line is as follows: 1)Son se, 2)Nye be, 3)Ma ma, 4) bood oh yah. On the fourth line replace bood yet with bood oh. I hope this makes sense to you. I have heard this song done both fast and slow. I have also heard the melody used in a beautiful choral piece by Z. Randall Stroope. The piece is called Inscription of Hope. It’s about the hope that helped many survive during the holocaust. Around a campfire, I would do the upbeat, fast version.