Harlem Globetrotters Sold! Wait… They Are a Business?

Globetrotters(PCM) For almost 90 years, the Harlem Globetrotters traveled the world, playing professional basketball in ways that usually gained them a notch in the ‘win’ column. (They cheat, but you can’t help but smile while they do it) I know they really are a business, and always were, it’s just odd to for me to hear that they were sold. The good news is, it sounds like there will be no changes to their performance or antics!

Press Release: Effective immediately, HGI (Harlem Globetrotters International) is a wholly owned subsidiary of HFE (Herschend Family Entertainment). HFE is the largest family-owned themed attractions company in the U.S., owning and operating 26 properties throughout the country, including theme parks, aquariums, hospitality businesses and tours.

“For nearly nine decades, the Harlem Globetrotters have had a rich tradition of creating family memories through sports and entertainment. The team is coming off its best … Read the rest…

Only Known Anne Frank Video Resurfaces

(PCM) On July 22 1941,The young woman living at Merwedeplein 39, in Amsterdam got married. Anne Frank (June 12, 1929-1945) can be seen leaning out of the window of her apartment to get a look at the bride and groom.

At the time of her wedding, the bride lived on the second floor at Merwedeplein 39. The Anne Frank and her family lived at number 37, also on the second floor.

It is the only time Anne Frank has ever been captured on film. Anne Frank died in March 1945 at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Nazi Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945. The subject of a film based on her diary, The Diary of Anne Frasnk, helped make her the very human face of the holocaust. Her father, Otto, was the only immediate family member who survived the war. He died in 1980.

The Film is courtesy of The Anne … Read the rest…

Throwback Video… Evolution of Dance!

Thanks to Throwback Thursdays we get to bring back nostalgic memories! Whether it is a song you used to listen to in middle school, a game you used to play against your friends, or a movie you had forgotten about that suddenly shows up on an HBO or Encore channel – we love when events, ideas, films, shows, songs give us a snapshot into our history. When a certain Backstreet Boys song comes on I can tell you exactly where I was in my life and what I was doing.

Recently, I have been circulating back through old YouTube videos that I watched in college. As the date of this video reveals, I just graduated a couple of years ago. But, as soon as I saw this again, it brought me back to my old (or newer) college days.

It was actually my parents that introduced me to this man. … Read the rest…

What Happened to Batman?

75 years of the other guy who wears his underwear outside of His pants.

(PCM) It is April 1938 and a new magazine hits the newsstands. It is the first issue of Action comics and on the cover is a man holding a car above his head while shaking bad guys out of the vehicle. He is dressed in Blue tights and red shorts. He has a red cape and an S Shield on his chest. This is the first time the world has seen Superman. The actual date on the cover of the magazine says June, but the publishers wanted as much time on the market as they could get so Action number one was released in April. They were afraid that the new magazine would not sell, they did not need to worry, Action Comics would go on selling for the next 74 years. Why is an article … Read the rest…

“What is honour? a word.” –Falstaff (Henry IV, Part One)

Fun Lèna Fact: I love Shakespeare.

Fun Theatre Fact: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opened their 50th anniversary season with Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part One.

Fun General Fact (salute): It’s Fantastic!!

This week we shall explore my favorite history play written by the Bard himself.

Let’s begin with a brief history on our beloved Bill. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England. We do not have the exact date of his birth but based on the date of his baptism it can most likely be placed on April 23, 1564. He grew up there in his home town, attending the local school where he would have been expected to speak and read different languages such as Latin. When he was 18 he married Anne Hathaway, who was already pregnant with his child, on May 26. Five months later Susanna Shakespeare was born. By 1592 he had … Read the rest…

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