Maxine Nelson

Maxine Nelson

Maxine Nelson realized early on a true passion for writing. A memoir is in the works for publication in the near future. Currently she writes about her passions for all kinds of music, the performing arts, and local events in her area.
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University of Tampa - Bachelor of Liberal Studies - Social Sciences

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  • What You Need to Know About Scoliosis: The 5 Facts
    What exactly is scoliosis? Here are five facts that will likely answer the question and inform you better about this condition. What are the types of treatments? What age group is most affected? The answer may surprise you.
  • ‘Late Night Wth David Letterman’: My Experience At A Taping In Chicago
    In the late 1980s I worked as a volunteer usher at the Chicago Theatre. One of the many benefits, besides seeing concerts, musicals, dance companies, and other events, was the taping for "Late Night With David Letterman," as it was called then.
  • Casey Kasem: The Legendary Voice of ‘American Top 40’ Radio Dies
    From 1970 till 1989, and again in 1998 to 2004, Casey Kasem was the familiar voice on the weekly countdown radio program "American Top 40." Kasem, 82, died of complications from dementia on Sunday at St. Anthony's Hospital in Washington State.
  • Ruby Dee Factbox: The Original ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Actress
    Pioneering actress Ruby Dee, 91, best known for her role in the original Broadway and film productions of "A Raisin in the Sun," passed away on Wednesday in New Rochelle, New York in a statement from her daughter Nora Davis Day.
  • World Cup: A Visitor's Guide to Brazil's Host Cities
    For the fortunate visitors who'll be attending the 2014 FIFA World Cup, here’s a valuable visitor guide to Brazil’s host cities. Each of the 12 Brazilian cities will feature a series of matches at their designated venue for the fans.
  • Clint Dempsey -- Captain America: 2014 World Cup Athlete Profile
    He’s the captain of Team USA for the 2014 World Cup hailing from from Nacogdoches, Texas. Dempsey learned to excel quickly at soccer at a young age rising rapidly to play for the Barclays Premier League in England before returning to the U.S.
  • Peace Corps: My Application Experience and Other Compelling Facts
    Back in the late 1990s I applied and was invited to become a Peace Corps volunteer, though I didn't serve in the program. Here is my story on the application process, and some other interesting facts about "The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love."
  • Father's Day: 5 Best Movies To Watch With Dad
    If you’re looking for an activity to spend time with dad on Father’s Day, try these 5 wonderful films about father and son or father and daughter or both. They range from a famous musical to comedies and dramas, as well as, a stellar classic.
  • Finding Cheap Diapers Online Is Now Economical
    Whether it's disposable or cloth diapers, there are a number of websites to find them at a cheaper cost when buying in bulk. Just think no more worries of running out and making a midnight run to the store. Think of it as a diaper service.
  • Father's Day Gifts: Give Him Something Unique
    When one thinks of Father's Day gifts, it's usually the old standby of ties, cologne, or a wallet. If you want to give dad something different or special, here are some excellent ideas that are truly unique. Sharper Image is the place to go shopping.
  • Maya Angelou Factbox: A Woman of Many Talents
    She's was a poet, author, singer, actress, dancer, college professor at Wake Forest University, civil rights activist, just to name a few of her many accomplishments. Maya Angelou died on Wednesday at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • 2014 Memorial Day Weekend Events in Tampa Bay
    Want to know what's going on in Tampa Bay during the Memorial Day weekend? There's music festivals and free admission for all military personnel at Tampa's premiere zoo. Downtown Tampa, RayJay, an actual sandbar, and Lowry Park are the places to be.
  • Summer Jobs for Teenagers: The Five Best
    One the many things about summer are teens working a full or part-time job for extra money or being productive. This can occur after they’ve graduated or when school is out. Here are five ideal jobs for teens this summer.
  • Schizophrenia: Five Things You Didn't Know
    May 24 is Schizophrenia Awareness Day. There are a lot of myths and false information on this brain-based disease. Get to know more about schizophrenia with these five facts.
  • What You Need to Know About Indoor Playgrounds for Your Child
    The new trend is indoor playgrounds that are supervised by trained staff where moms can relax and have coffee. Indoor playgrounds are the ones at fast food establishments and pay-for-play businesses. Here are some things you need to know about them.
  • Five Best Picks for Last-Minute Graduation Gifts
    Whether your graduate has finished high school or college, and you haven’t gotten them a graduation gift yet, here are five of the best choices for the last minute. Some gifts will last a lifetime, while others are of the moment.
  • Your Guide to Three Water Parks in Tampa Bay
    Now with temperatures rising and kids getting out of school for the summer, why not treat them to a day at a water park? Tampa Bay has three water parks offering something unique within each one. Get all the information needed for fun in the sun.
  • Memorial Day Trivia and Little-Known Facts: Not All About Summer Fun
    Memorial Day may be a double-sided holiday: one honoring those who died in all American wars and the other being shopping, bbqs, and outdoor fun. What is the significance of this holiday being the unofficial start of summer?
  • Beatle Tours in Liverpool: It was 50 Years Ago Today
    The Beatles are now celebrating 50 years into their career. What better way to celebrate than a visit to their hometown of Liverpool. There’s plenty of ways to go. You can tour by group or hire a private guide of their homes and other spots.
  • Best of Tampa Bay’s Brunch Spots
    Wanting a place to go for brunch with excellent food and atmosphere or simply just a good menu? There are four brunch spots in Tampa Bay just waiting for you. Two are in Tampa, one in downtown St. Petersburg, and another on Clearwater Beach.
  • Memorial Day's Significant History and Meaning
    On the last Monday of May is Memorial Day. Many consider it to be the unofficial first day of summer. It's also a time to honor those who served in the military and gave their life during times of war. Find out more about its history and meaning.
  • 10 Best Episodes of ‘Hawaii Five-0’ From All Seasons 1-4
    “Hawaii Five-0” redux has given fans and viewers some edge-of-your-seat and emotional episodes since its first airing in September 2010. These 10 best episodes include the pilot from Season 1 to the finale of Season 4 and everything in between.
  • What Style of Yoga Is Right for You?
    Contrary to popular belief, yoga isn’t just “one size fits all.” There are a number of styles to choose from. Some are more challenging physically and mentally than others. Here are 10 yoga disciplines where one may suit your style.
  • Guiding You to Tampa Bay's Best Breakfast Burritos
    If you love a breakfast burrito, there are four breakfast establishments in Tampa Bay worth trying. Breakfast burritos are comprised of eggs, cheese, breakfast meat, onions or other veggies wrapped in a flour tortilla. Come start your day with one!
  • Tampa Bay’s Guide to Five Best Pubs
    Tampa Bay has its fair share of British, Irish, and good ol' American pubs with the latter fashioned after the 1980s TV show "Cheers." Now you don’t have to travel to the British Isles or Ireland to experience their world famous pubs.
  • 2014 Tony Award Nominations Factbox: History Making Nominees
    On Tuesday morning the nominations for the 68th Tony Awards were announced. A number of Broadway's best actors, plays and musicals made history in the nominating process. Here are some intriguing facts most theatergoers may not know.
  • IIFA 2014 Bollywoood Awards Invade Tampa Bay with John Travolta
    John Travolta, Kevin Spacey, Miss America’s Nina Davuluri, and “Slumdog Millionaire’s” Anil Kapoor walked the 2014 IIFA green carpet Saturday in Tampa. The 15th annual International Indian Film Academy honored Bollywood’s best.
  • Three Best Sake Bars in Tampa Bay -- Kampai
    Sake or rice wine from Japan is a popular pairing with sushi. That’s why you find the two coexisitng in the same establishments. Here are three of the best sake bars in Tampa Bay for you to enjoy. Warning - sake has a very high alcoholic content.
  • A Guide to Flower Shops in Tampa Bay for All Occasions
    If you're in need of a flower shop for Mother's Day, bridal, birthday or any other occasion, look no further. Here's your guide to five of the finest florists in Tampa Bay catering to your needs. Each one is family-owned and operated.
  • Tampa Bay’s Guide to Five Shoe Boutiques at International Plaza
    What if you could go to one location for all types of shoe boutiques under one roof? There is such a place in Tampa Bay. Find out its location and the five specialty shoe boutiques that’s offered. Get all the information you'll ever need.
  • Dance the Night Away at Tampa Bay’s Best Dance Clubs
    Get out your dancing shoes and check out four of the most fascinating dance clubs in Tampa Bay. Whether you like dark wave/goth, country, hip hop, or house music you’re in for a treat. Find out more information on these clubs, locations, and hours
  • Four Best Dive Bars in Tampa Bay: Not Your Typical Hole in the Wall
    Dive bars or hole in the walls, you can take your pick, are plentiful in Tampa Bay. If you want to get away from the snooty trendy nightspots, and/or upscale tourist-infested lounges, these four special places are just for you.
  • Five Stunning Party Shoes Under $50 That Are Chic
    Shoe lovers everywhere will be delighted to see a list of economical priced party shoes. Whether for day or evening you’ll find stilettos, platforms, and pumps. Get all the necessary information on what shoes, where to buy, and what’s the exact price.
  • 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Celebrates in Brooklyn
    Nirvana, Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, and Beatles manager Brian Epstein are just a few of the new inductees of the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For the first time the induction ceremony is opened to the public and held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
  • Five Lesser-Known Facts and Myths About Occupational Therapy
    Occupational therapy sounds like it has to do exclusively with someone's occupation. Occupational therapists (OTs) are all-around. That’s why the month of April takes time to honor this extraordinary profession. Find out more about the real facts.
  • Tampa Bay’s Earth Day Activities Guide
    Throughout the month of April and on Earth Day, April 22, come out and take part in activities honoring the environment and green themes. These range from an eco-fest with music and foods, screening of an environmental film, and the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • 5 Best Spring Beers for Springtime Fun
    There are summer, fall, and winter beers that are very popular. Unfortunately it seems spring beers can’t get any respect until now. Find out what are the five best beers for springtime. Get the lowdown on beer styles, breweries, tastes, and prices.
  • Five Easter Basket Theme Ideas for Teens
    When you think of Easter baskets, young children come to mind. That was certainly the case with Christmas stockings. Now Easter baskets are taking on a new meaning. If you have teens, here are some excellent ideas for a particular gift theme.
  • Best Movies About Cats for Cat Lovers and Pet Owners
    Domestic cats are either the main character or featured extensively in these 10 best movies. Cat lovers who love furry felines, and don’t own one at the moment, as well as pet owners of kitties, can rejoice in these wonderful films about cats.
  • Looking for Makeup Brushes: The Top 10
    If you’re a beginner with makeup it’s suggested to start with a complete brush set. Perhaps you’ve used makeup for years and need only an upgrade. For those who have their own makeup brushes, maybe it's one specific brush. Here is an excellent guide.
  • Top Historical and Presidential Sites of John F. Kennedy for History Buffs
    Now that the 50th Anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination has ended, here's top six sites relating to JFK's life, presidency, and legacy. History buffs and Kennedy-philes will appreciate the list going from his birthplace to a presidential library.
  • Colorful Eggs, Bonnets, and Bunnies: History and Meaning of Easter
    There are two sides of Easter: the religious and cultural. Here's a look at its traditional and contemporary sides starting with the Easter egg hunts, dressing your Sunday best, serving up ham dinner, and hopping with the white Easter bunny.
  • Green Movies for Kids About Earth and the Environment
    You've come to the right place for films with a green theme about taking care of our planet. Here are 10 of the best green movies, featuring both animation and live action that kids are sure to enjoy. Each one has a strong environmental message.
  • My Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Atlanta
    In 1999 I had a situation with carpal tunnel syndrome. While on a trip in Atlanta, I developed sharp pains in my right lower arm. I never had this particular ailment, though I’d heard if it. Here is my story and what readers can learn from it.
  • Touring Wine Bars of Tampa Bay: The Top 6
    Come on a tour of six very special wine bars throughout Tampa Bay. Two are located in Tampa’s historic entertainment district, while others are at Clearwater Beach, downtown St. Pete, and a couple cozy suburban areas with a neighborly vibe.
  • Best of Tampa Bay’s Mini Golf Courses for the Whole Family
    Check out these five mini golf courses throughout Tampa Bay any family will enjoy. Each one has a theme ranging from pirate’s adventure to African jungle to a fairy tale dream. Get all the information needed for a fun time on a miniature golf course.
  • Best Springtime Movies for the Season
    With the season of spring on hand, here’s seven excellent films commemorating this favorite time of year. They range from the garden variety to movie songs about springtime, America’s pastime, and a darker side of spring break
  • Top of the Morning St. Patrick’s Day Facts and Trivia
    Bet you didn't know St. Patrick wasn't Irish or his color isn't green. These are just some of the facts and trivia regarding the Eire imported holiday. Raise a pint of stout and say "Slainte!" You’ll never look at St. Patrick’s Day the same.
  • Irish Connection Films for St. Patrick’s Day
    These are 10 of the best films with Irish connections. These are excellent choices to help commemorate St. Patrick's Day on March 17th. They feature Oscar winners, comedies, musicals, and dramas. This is a great way to unwind.
  • Tampa Bay’s Best Concerts for 2014
    An eclectic array of bands, duos, and solo artists will be making their way to the Tampa Bay area in 2014. A wide variety of genres include rock, folk, pop, hip hop, and contemporary Christian. Check out these acts and where they'll perform.
  • Paul Simon's 10 Greatest Songs for Easy Listening
    Since the early days with his duo partner Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon has created some of the most memorable songs still played on the radio today. Sit back and get comfortable with this listing of Simon's 10 greatest songs ever written and recorded.
  • Tampa Bay’s Easy Guide to Vegan Restaurants
    Three bonafide vegan restaurants are found right here in Tampa Bay. Check out this convenient local guide on what they have to offer. Two are located in St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach, while another is located near USF in Tampa.
  • Best Winter Olympic-Related Films All-Year Round
    The Winter Olympics only comes every four years. In the meantime here are six of the most entertaining Winter Olympic-themed movies to enjoy all year round. They range from the popular winter sports of ice hockey, bobsledding, and figure skating.
  • Razzie Awards 2014: Kim Kardashian for Worst Acting, ‘Movie 43’ Worst Picture
    On the eve of the Oscars, it was the Razzies turn to shine . Kim Kardashian, not at all surprising, received her raspberry statuette for worst supporting actress in "Tyler Perry's Temptation." It was "Movie 43" and "After Earth" the big winners.
  • And the Oscar Goes To: My 2014 Oscar Predictions in Writing, Acting, and Best Picture
    These categories, who've had different winners throughout the award season, are my predictions for the 2014 Oscars. At the recent BAFTAs it further added to this mixed-up awards race that’s driving the Gold Derby’s prediction website crazy.
  • Fascinating Academy Awards Trivia and Interesting Oscar Facts
    The Academy Awards, or the Oscars, are instantly recognized by name alone. The most prestigious award given is for best achievement in motion pictures, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Find out more curious Oscar trivia and facts.
  • BRIT Awards 2014: David Bowie, Bruno Mars -- Best Male Artists; Arctic Monkeys-- Best Group
    British and international music artists converged Wednesday for the UK's version of the Grammys, The Brit Awards. Even though the iconic David Bowie wasn't there, he was the night’s biggest winner along with Bruno Mars and Arctic Monkeys.
  • 2014 BAFTA Awards: ‘Gravity’ Wins Best British Film, Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron
    'Gravity' director Alfonso Cuaron wins yet another major film award for Best Director, this time from BAFTA on Sunday. Even though the film features a Mexican director and an American cast, its British producer qualified it to win Best British Film.
  • Shirley Temple Black Factbox: The Quintessential Child Star and U.S. Ambassador
    She set the standard for future child stars. The one and only Shirley Temple is the epitome of a child star. Shirley Temple Black was also the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and in Eastern Europe. Mrs. Black, 85, passed away Monday night of natural causes.
  • Tampa Bay’s Guide to Romantic Getaways
    Living here locally in Tampa Bay brings one great benefit, waterfront getaways. Why go anywhere else when people from all over the world come to this region? Here are six romantic getaways to consider for Valentine’s Day or any other time.
  • Winter Olympic History's Most Surprising Moments
    In the 90 years since the first Winter Olympics in 1924, many surprises have happened. Anything can go with these games, including upsets, controversies, and scandals. Here are six of the most surprising moments in Winter Olympic history.
  • Your Guide to the 2014 Winter Olympic Figure Skating Event
    Here’s everything you need to know regarding the ever popular figure skating event. This is your thorough guide to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Figure skating will add a new team category from all disciplines.
  • The Best Super Bowl Halftime Performances: MJ, U2, Beyonce, Bruce, and Paul
    Since Super Bowl XXXVII in 1993 halftime shows have featured iconic classic and chart-topping contemporary artists. Some shows have caused controversy, while others stood the test of time. Here are five of the best Super Bowl halftime performances.
  • Top Five Songs Specifically About a Cat
    Cats are definitely independent animals, but many a song has been written about them. Let's take a curious look at the top five songs of all time about felines. They range from easy listening adult contemporary, pop, hard rock, folk, and rockabilly.
  • 2014 Grammy Awards: Daft Punk Win Five Grammys
    The 56th Grammy Awards went into extreme overtime with its live telecast, nearly four hours in length Sunday. The French EDM duo Daft Punk dressed in their trademark robotic fashion. They swept the Grammys with five wins, including major categories.
  • What You Don't Know About the Grammy Awards: Trivia And Facts
    The Grammy Awards have been around since 1958 to honor the very finest in the recording industry. This includes not only the artists, but producers, songwriters, engineers, and others behind the scenes. Find out more trivia and facts you didn't know.
  • Unforgettable Grammy Performance Collaborations: The 5 Best
    The Grammys are known for bringing together artists from different or similar genres for performance collaborations. A number of these efforts have become Grammy Awards most memorable moments. They range from classic rock icons to pop divas to rappers.
  • Producers Guild Awards Have a Tie for Best Picture: 'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave'
    In an unprecedented result at the Producers Guild Awards on Sunday, two films tied for Best Picture. "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" were its two recipients. Ties are extremely rare during any award season. The PGAs virtually mirror the Oscars.
  • Razzie Nominations for 2013: ‘Grown Ups 2,’ Kim Kardashian Amongst Worst Nominees
    2013 has been a stellar year for films. On the flip side it has seen its share of horrendous flops, dreadful casting, and awful movies. The 34th Annual Razzie Awards announced its nominations Wednesday for worst in acting, directing, and writing.
  • Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day With Facts and Trivia
    Martin Luther King, Jr. is best remembered for his "I Have a Dream" speech 50 years ago. There are a number of other little-known facts about this iconic speech and its orator. Find out more fascinating trivia on this civil rights leader.
  • Five Song Titles About Fish in the Sea
    Come along on a sea adventure with songs featuring fishes of all kind in its titles. These five songs come from the 1960s and 1970s, but still sound as great as ever today. They range from dolphins, sharks, and other oceanic creatures.
  • Unforgettable Golden Globes: The Top 7 Moments
    Now into its 71st year, the Golden Globes have definitely given us unforgettable moments that will live on. Here's looking at this unique award show known for its relaxed and frolicking atmosphere when some celebrities had a bit too much champagne.
  • 2014 BAFTA Award Nominations: ‘Gravity’, ‘12 Years a Slave,’ 'American Hustle' Lead
    The film and TV award season now gets tighter with its announcement of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nominations on Wednesday. Space age “Gravity” received the most nominations with 11, while “12 Years a Slave” received 10.
  • 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Announced: Kiss, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2014 was announced late Monday night. This time fans of Kiss made sure their bona fide rock group was one of the inductees. Others included Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Cat Stevens, and Linda Ronstadt.
  • 2014 SAG Award Nominations: ‘12 Years a Slave,’ ‘Lee Daniels' the Butler’ Lead Nods
    The first major film awards of the season announced their nominees for film and television early Wednesday morning. Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) presented the nominations for the 2014 SAG Awards live on the TNT and TBS websites.
  • 2014 Grammy Award Nominations: Jay Z Leads with Most Nods; Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Get Lucky Seven
    Music’s biggest night went all out with its annual “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live” on CBS. Only a few major categories and nominations were revealed. The complete list became available after the broadcast. Jay Z leads with nine nods.
  • American Music Awards 2013: Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, One Direction Score Big Wins
    The 41st American Music Awards (AMA) took place Sunday evening at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. ABC presented the three-hour live telecast. Perennial awards show darling Taylor Swift went home with the biggest award of the night.
  • JFK 50 Years After Assassination: My Hawaiian Story
    From the Aloha State 50 years ago, on Nov. 22, 1963, I was only 5 years old when JFK was assassinated. I remember hearing about it when I got home from school. It’s something that I will not forget. This is my story.
  • Get a Sunless Tan Year-Round With These Top 5 Products
    Want a tan without harmful rays from the sun? You need to know what products are available for an all-year tan. When you do use them, many will assume you go to the beach or pool regularly. Here are 5 of the best of the best self tanners.
  • 2013 End-of-Year Movie Releases Considered the Best of the 21st Century
    The holidays are always busy with shopping, but going to the movies to see Oscar contenders or blockbusters is traditional too. Some are calling 2013 one of the best years for films in the 21st century, and not since the Golden Age of Hollywood.
  • Nominations for 2014 People's Choice Awards: Sandra Bullock Receives Most for Movies
    Sandra Bullock is having a good year. She received five nominations in the Movie category for the 2014 People's Choice Awards. The TV series "Glee" received eight. Katy Perry captured five for music. The PCAs will air on CBS, Jan. 8, 2014.
  • Austin, Texas: My Favorite Little-Known U.S. Vacation Destination
    Austin, Texas, may be the “Live Music Capital of the World,” home of the University of Texas, and site of the annual South by Southwest festival. Yet it offers some unique sites, like the State Capitol and a bat colony that's absolutely free.
  • Top 40 Meet Internet Sensations: 2013 YouTube Music Award Winners
    The web now has its own major music award -- 1st Annual YouTube Music Awards. Streaming live on Sunday featured host Jason Schwartzman, along with co-host Reggie Watts, from New York City. Six categories were presented in the 90-minute webcast.
  • What You Don't Know About the World Series
    Every October is the Super Bowl of Major League Baseball, the one and only World Series. Why is it called the World Series when a majority of teams are in the U.S.? Find out this answer and many more fascinating trivia.
  • Lou Reed: 'A Walk on the Wild Side' Factbox
    Lou Reed, 71, best known for his only commercial hit song "Walk on the Wild Side" that reached Top 20 status, died on Sunday. One of punk rock's pioneers who later influenced others artists like the Sex Pistols, David Bowie, and Patti Smith.
  • First Annual YouTube Music Awards Announce Nominees
    The internet now has its own major music awards with the First Annual YouTube Music Awards. It will be viewers who decides the winners. Be a part of history when the YouTube Music Awards is presented on Nov. 3 in a live webcast.
  • Top 5 Halloween Costume Ideas Specifically Unique for Pets
    All pets are unique, so trying to find a Halloween costume to dress up your beloved dog, cat, or ferret may seem challenging. Now you can rest easy by checking out these five costume ideas that will make your pet stand out on Halloween.
  • 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Announced
    The nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2014 are here. Fans can vote for five nominees on the Hall of Fame's website. The nominees range from grunge great Nirvana, pop duo Hall & Oates, hip-hop's LL Cool J, and disco's Chic.
  • Lucky 13: Halloween Movies for Kids
    Halloween may be a scary time for adults, yet kids enjoy its sense of fun. One popular activity for the whole family is watching spooky movies. Check out these very lucky 13 Halloween flicks appropriate for children of all ages.
  • Nine of the Top Beatles-Related Films
    The number nine was deeply significant to John Lennon. Many films have been made about the band’s extraordinary rise to fame. Here are nine excellent films relating to the Fab Four whether as a biopic, parody, or musical.
  • 10 Songs With Animal Titles
    It was the 1960s that brought a plethora of band names with the likes of animals, turtles, birds, and monkeys. How about songs titles featuring animals? These 10 songs with animal names come from felines to canines and equines.
  • 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards: Upsets, Tributes, Music
    A lot of hype has been on certain unusual nominees such as Netflix's "House of Cards." Instead, it was a night of upset wins and first-time Emmy winners. Tributes were plentiful with special memoriams of notable stars and musical guests performed.
  • 2013 Creative Arts Emmy Awards: HBO’s ‘Behind the Candelabra’ Scores Eight Wins
    The Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" won the most technical Emmys on Sunday at its preshow, the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The HBO movie scored for outstanding casting, hairstyle, and costumes. Bob Newhart won his first Emmy for a guest role.
  • Kennedy Center Honors Announces 2013 Recipients
    Five artists were selected at the 36th Kennedy Center Honors during its announcement on Thursday. Three musicians, an opera singer, and a film star will receive medals at a White House reception, along with tribute performances to be aired in late Dec.
  • Bruno Mars to Perform at Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show
    Bruno Mars now joins the growing list of past superstar singers and bands to perform at Super Bowl XLVIII's halftime show in East Rutherford, NJ. The announcement was made at Times Square on Sunday. The Super Bowl is February 2.
  • Wrestling Comes Back to 2020 Olympics in Tokyo After IOC Misstep
    The sport of wrestling, one of the coveted events during ancient Olympics in Greece, has been reinstated by the International Olympic Committee Sunday. The IOC admitted its mistake by taking out the 2,000-year old athletic event in February.
  • ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 17 Cast Revealed: ‘Glee’ and ‘High School Musical’ Stars
    Amber Riley of "Glee" and Corbin Bleu from Broadway and "High School Musical" are just a couple of the stars slated for Season 17 of "Dancing with the Stars." Other celebrities were announced on Wednesday during ABC's “Good Morning America.”
  • Five Eclectic Films Focused on Education
    Whether it's back to school for the fall or anything else related to education, here are five outstanding films. Each has a unique perspective on teaching, whether it is inner-city schools from the 1950s and 1980s to early homeschooling.
  • Diana Nyad’s Persistence Pays Off with Successful Cuba-Key West Swim
    After a number of attempts beginning in 1978, 2011, and in 2012, 64-year-old Diane Nyad successfully swam the 110-mile stretch from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida on Monday. She is the first to swim without a shark cage across the Florida Straits.
  • Six Song Titles Featuring Countries
    These are six songs with names of a country in its title representing Asia, Europe, and North America. Some of the artists include superstar groups, a concert performer from New Jersey, plus a quiet solo artist who belonged to a famous band.
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