Glam Slam was a glitzy, state of the art music venue that Prince built in 1989. As you might imagine, Prince was not one to cut corners so the sound system was epic. He was the biggest man I had ever seen, a dramatic counterpoint to the 5'2" Prince. The 1991 Twins World Series has been called one of the greatest World Series in history.
That's where you'll find this Witch's Song, which Julianna Hatfield has recorded in her own way. Some people have confused the Welsh witch with Stevie Nicks. However, there were times that Lindsey Buckingham might have thought so. Bloomfield of Chicago's Butterfield Blues Band recorded with Al Kooper on some of Dylan's best tracks.
No matter how the playoffs turn out for the Chicago Cubs, manager Joe Maddon wanted to know one thing. In the 1989 film "Back to the Future Part II", Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, travels 30 years into the future when the fictitious "USA Today" headline is "Cubs Sweep Series in 5" against Miami on October. 22, 2015.
He's known to younger generations for his malaproprisms and to baseball fans everywhere for his stunning accomplishments, including playing in 14 World Series (an MLB-record 75 World Series games played), winning 10 championships, catching the only perfect game in World Series history and being voted American League MVP 3 times over Yankee teammates Phil Rizzuto, Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford. Yogi Berra his back to the camera chasing Bill Mazeroski's walk off World Series winning home run in left field. Durable and dangerous, Berra played in an unbelievable 14 World Series. Rooting hard for the Yankees, I watched the Bob Gibson-led Cardinals beat the Yankees in 7 games.
WXRT's Program Director Norm Winer will be one of the honored recipients of a 2015 Fifth Star Award at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion tomorrow night at 7PM. He joins author Sandra Cisneros (The House on Mango Street), children's music performer Ella Jenkins, architect Stanley Tigerman and The Joffrey Ballet as a group of people who have each made "significant contributions in arts and culture."
A Lin's Bin I wrote on an anniversary of 9/11 a long, long time ago. We seem to revel in celebrating "negaversaries," that is, negative anniversaries such as September 11th, Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy Assasination, etc.. Are there any really bad events in your life that you commemorate? Your question forced me to wonder about our attachment to dates of tragedy.