at bizzability.com on 08/04/2011 - 11:24 am |
Come out and see Journey on their latest tour, featuring Eclipse, their latest album! Eclipse was released on May 24, 2011 marking their latest chapter in the music industry that started over 35 years ago! The Eclipse Tour started in South America, continuing to Europe and now they are finally back in the U.S. Fans can expect to hear new songs from Eclipse as well as classics such as "Don't Stop Believin'," "Any Way You Want It," "Faithfully," "Lights," "Separate Ways," "Wheel in the Sky" and many more.
Journey has been around since the early 1970’s and is still going strong! One of their greatest hits “Don’t Stop Believin” was released in 1981. "Open Arms" is another hit that reached the top-selling catalog track in iTunes history and their highest-charting U.S. hit, The band broke up after they recorded Raised on Radio in the mid-1980s.
In the mid-1990s, Journey reunited with a Grammy-nominated hit, "When You Love a Woman", from album Trial by Fire, released in 1996. In 2001 Journey released their next studio album, Arrival, "All the Way" became a minor adult contemporary hit from the album. 2005 was a big year! The band was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and it was Journey’s 30th anniversary tour. They also released their twelfth full-length studio album, Generations, in which each band member performed lead vocals on at least one song.
In 2008, Journey released Revelation, debuted at No.5 on the Billboard charts, selling more than 196,000 units in its first two weeks and staying in the top 20 for 6 weeks Journey also found success on billboard's adult contemporary chart where the single "After All These Years" spent over 23 weeks, peaking at number 9.
Find out where Journey is playing in your area and get tickets now! For more info see Bizzability’s Events Page!
at bizzability.com on 08/02/2011 - 11:26 am |
Maroon 5 is touring this summer debuting their latest album Hands All Over. It was released on September 21, 2010 and since then sold over 10 million albums in the United States and nearly 15 million worldwide. They have recently released their new single “Moves like Jagger” featuring Christina Aguilera and is available for purchase on iTunes.
Maroon 5 is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. While they were in high school, Adam Levine who is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, keyboardist Jesse Carmichael, bass guitarist Mickey Madden, and drummer Ryan Dusick formed a garage band, heavily influenced by Nirvana and Pearl Jam called Kara's Flowers, in 1994. In 1997 they released one album called The Fourth World, but had little success.
Levine and Carmichael went to college in New York and were exposed for the first time to gospel, hip-hop and R&B from their schoolmates. Later on with new guitarist James Valentine, they pursued a new direction with these musical influences as Maroon 5. In 2002 they released their debut album Songs About Jane, which contained four hit singles: "Harder to Breathe", "This Love", "She Will Be Loved" and "Sunday Morning"; it also hit chart success, going gold, platinum, and triple platinum in many other countries. Maroon 5 won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2005.
To check out venues and purchase tickets to this summer’s tour, visit Bizzability’s Event’s Page.
at bizzability.com on 08/02/2011 - 09:35 am |
Seldom do I ever belly up to a convenient store cashier and ask for a lotto ticket. I remember growing up, my father telling me that only losers buy lottery tickets - then he would turn around and purchase a ticket or two, but only when the jackpot reached astronomical amounts. Having said that, I do, much like most people I would imagine, play the game of 'what if I won the lotto - what would I do with the money'. Like I said, I seldom hand over some spare change for a lotto ticket, but when I do, I'm usually left with a feeling that I just gave away my money.
A story came up on my radar of an elderly couple in a sleepy town in western Massachusetts that just might make me reconsider my approach to playing the state run lottery. They netted over a million dollars playing the lottery while never hitting the jackpot. In a 3 day time period, this couple spent over $600,000 purchasing $2 lotto tickets for a game called Cash WinFall. The game is relatively simple - match 6 numbers on your ticket to the numbers of 6 randomly selected balls - win the jackpot. The jackpot grows from a low of $500,000 to a limit of $2.5 million. When the jackpot reaches its limit, and no one wins, the money is redistributed across the smallest prices of those that match three, four or five numbers correctly.
Did you understand that last part? Now, this jackpot has only been won once! This is called a roll down week, and during this brief period a small group of savvy betters, including our old couple, virtually take over the game. Three different groups claimed 1,105 of the 1,605 winning Cash WinFall tickets after the rolldown week in May. The line of thinking is if you buy enough tickets, you have to win something...and the Selbees, our 70 year old couple, has won more then $1 million dollars.
I guess my dad wasn't entirely correct. Losers do buy lottery tickets, but only the smart ones see the loopholes within a system. As Canada Bill Jones once said, "It's morally wrong to let a sucker keep his money" and the suckers over at the Lottery Department of Massachusetts are learning that lesson for once.
at bizzability.com on 08/01/2011 - 09:03 am |
Tag: Food & Drink
I'm not sure when was the last time that I traveled down I95 and headed west on Griffin Road in Dania Beach, Florida. Somewhere between the interstate and state road 7 is a hidden gem. A very large birch tree shades a cottage style Irish pub and eatery known, by the locals, as The Fields. For the rest of us, the pubs full name is “The Fields Irish Pub and Eatery”.
The parking was a turnoff right away. The parking lot was full, so we had to park at their other lot, which was located a block and a half away. At first glance, the outside appearance is a typical Florida style bar. A lot of outside dinning options complete with ceiling fans that swish around the already stale air that has become commonplace for this part of the country. What makes the outside bar a bit unique is that they have installed mist machines next to the ceiling fans, making it a bit more tolerable to dine outside in the middle of a hot summer night.
While walking past the outdoor bar, you are presented with two options: the inside bar or the dinning section. If you open either door, you are greeted by a warm cottage atmosphere. Having never been to Ireland, I can only speculate that this is a spot on replica of any bar in the Emerald Isle. It is complete with an Irish band that plays all your favorite Irish folk/drinking songs (admittedly, I do have one favorite song that requires audience participation - "Whiskey in the Jar" - the clapping still gets me every time).
The ambience of “The Fields” does not reflect where the restaurant is located on a congested road. Most restaurants have well lit tables so that you can see what you're eating but “The Fields” goes in the opposite direction. Within the establishment, it has dark wood, brick walls, and a very low light oasis. We sat on table that was tucked right up against an old fireplace. The Irish pub does incorporate benches and booths throughout the restaurant and they also have an indoor bar.
This pub takes their beer seriously because they are the proud recipient of the South Florida's best poured Guinness award. I'm not exactly sure how one would judge a properly poured beer but one thing is for sure: it took them literally three minutes to pour me a pint. When I did finally have the pint in front of me, it was heaven in a glass.
The food is a typical pub-grub style cuisine with no frills attached to it. For example, the Drunken Chicken is a breast of chicken cooked with Irish Whiskey and covered with a light mushroom sauce. The Drunken Chicken was one of their specialties and I'm glad that I took the advice of our server who convinced me to try something different than my normal standby, Shepard’s pie. My wife ordered the Corn Beef and Cabbage and she really enjoyed the dish as well.
My overall opinion of this place was “A” for atmosphere, “B+” for the beer, and a solid “C+&rdquo ...