Groundhogs, Saints, and Bonfires: February Festivals of Spring

(PCM) By the time February rolls in, many of us here in the northern hemisphere are tired of snow, and cold, and scraping our cars off every morning. We’ll be waiting with frosted breath to find out if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow – will spring make an early entrance, or are we condemned to…

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Why Do We Drop A Ball To Celebrate New Year’s Eve?

(PCM) All across the world folks will be celebrating the New Year with various customs and traditions, however one of the most well-known and well-preserved traditions takes place in heart of Times Square in New York City with the dropping of the now 11,875 pound ball adorned with over 2,500 Waterford Crystals and 32,000 LED…

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5 Staves of A Christmas Carol. Day Five

5 Staves of A Christmas Carol. Day Five Stave Five or The End of It.  JRR Tolkien wrote in The Hobbit, “ Now it is a strange thing, but things that are good to hear are soon told about, and not much to listen too; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating, and even gruesome, may …

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5 Staves 5 Days of A Christmas Carol. Day Four

5 Staves 5 Days of A Christmas Carol. Day Four The Last of the Spirits.  The last stroke of midnight had ceased to vibrate, and there appeared before Scrooge a figure “shrouded in a deep black garment, which concealed its head, face, and form, and left nothing visible save one outstretched hand.  If the hand …

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5 Staves of A Christmas Carol Day Three

5 Staves of A Christmas Carol Day Three The Second of The Three Spirits or Stave Three, begins with Scrooge waking up and without even hearing the sound of the clock, he knows it is the hour of one.  The bell strikes one… and nothing happens.  If you ever have done something wrong at school …

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Jeremy Fury’s Songs for Hanukkah Ignites a Spark in Listeners 

Interview with Jeremy Fury of Jeremy & The Harlequins The holidays being at the end of the year are a time for relaxation and preparing for what’s ahead in the coming year, but it can also be a great time for reflection. With fervent unrest in the world, it can be difficult to look back …

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Sugar, Butter, Big Screen! Waitress The Musical’s Pro-Shot Hits Theaters Just in Time for a Holiday Treat

It only takes a taste when it’s something special, or in the case of the Tony award nominated Broadway musical Waitress, it only took a listen of its original cast album for fans to be hooked and wanting to see the show up on stage.   The musical, based on the 2007 film of the …

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Halloween Has It’s Revenge On Christmas With The Necrofeast

(PCM) How many of you have every heard of The Necrofeast? Don’t worry, we hadn’t either until we discovered quite a few pages on the internet dedicated to this relatively unknown macabre holiday that is celebrated from sunset to dawn on December 27th. According to the Facebook page dedicated Necrofeast, the holiday is influenced “by potpourri…

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Philadelphia Film Fest Exclusive Review: The Holdovers is a New Must-Watch During the Holiday Season

Review of The Holdovers   Alexander Payne’s films have always been known for their biting satirical commentary and unmatched comedic timing. Now he’s bringing a handful of heart home for the holidays to mesmerize audiences with The Holderovers. Set against a Wintery New England backdrop in the 1970s, The Holdovers follows the story of a cynical …

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March 26 in History

March 26 in Pop Culture History March 26th is… Epilepsy Awareness Day – Purple Day Legal Assistance Day Make Up Your Own Holiday Day Nougat Day Solitude Day Spinach Day 1169 – Saladin became the emir of Egypt. 1812 – A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coined the term “gerrymander” (named after Governor Elbridge […]