June 29 in Pop Culture History

June 29 in Pop Culture History

1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burned to the ground.

1889 – Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships voted to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population.

1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 was signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.

1967 – Actress Jayne Mansfield died in car crash on Interstate 90, …

Virtual BET Awards to Air Tonight

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The 2020 Virtual BET Awards are airing tonight and we will be bringing you updates as they become available. Here is some pre-show information:
Hosted by Comedienne/Pop Culture Expert and Activist, Amanda Seales, The 20th BET Awards will celebrate achievements in entertainment and honors music, sports, television, and movies. The BET Awards will air on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 8 PM via BET on Philo.

Ever Wonder If You Could Play A Tree Trunk On A Record Player?

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(PCM) I have no idea why I am just discovering this brilliant story now, but an artist by the name of Bartholomäus Traubeck has been using cross-sectional slices of a tree stump and playing them on a converted record player to create various pieces of music.

The sounds created are both beautiful and haunting and how each piece of music turns out depends upon the type of wood and species of tree.

Here’s how it …

Red Sun Rising at Rock USA 2019

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Rock USA 2019 took place on July 18-20 on farmland in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This incredible festival always has an amazing crowd, great food and beverage options, and the best rock bands on the planet.

Red Sun Rising ©2020 Johnnie Crow Photos

Red Sun Rising played a blistering set under the burning sun on Friday, July 19, 2019. The band went on indefinite hiatus in February 2020. Band members …

June 28 in Pop Culture History

June 28 in Pop Culture History

1635 – Guadeloupe became a French colony.

1832 – The first American case of a cholera epidemic was reported in New York City.

1838 – Coronation of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

1846 – Adolphe Sax patented the saxophone.

1894 – Labor Day became an official US holiday.

1895 – The US Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis’ claim to Barony of Arizona is “wholly fictitious …

Sammi’s Favorite Things: Little Lady Nail Polish

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Need a gift for the young girl in your life? Look no further than Little Lady nail polish.Not only are the colors beautiful, but they are made from ingredients that are safe for even the youngest fashionistas.
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Meet Little Lady premium nail polish available in a spectrum of bright colors and tantalizing scents. Developed by cosmetic manufacturing expert and mom-preneur Arda Tashdjian, Little Lady is the solution for

Trivium Presents: A Light or A Distant Mirror, A Global Livestream Concert Experience Live From Full Sail University

TRIVIUM PRESENTS: A LIGHT OR A DISTANT MIRROR, A GLOBAL LIVESTREAM CONCERT EXPERIENCE LIVE FROM FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY

SHOW SET FOR JULY 10TH AT 4:00PM ET

On Friday, July 10th at 4:00PM ET, Trivium, the kings of streaming who have been embracing the art of the livestream for years, will play their first live show since the April 2020 release of their new album What The Dead Men Say.

 This will be a

Five Fave: Police Procedural Dramas

Let’s start this with an open mind and an open heart. We all care about the police. We all support the police. We all need the police. We respect the stressful nature of their job and the difficulty of the positions they place themselves in. We all recognize that they are individual human beings, with everything that comes with that. They are the law, but they are not above the law. When they break the …

June 27 in Pop Culture History

June 27 in Pop Culture History

1556 – The thirteen Stratford Martyrs were burned at the stake near London for their Protestant beliefs.

1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Mormons, and his brother Hyrum Smith, were murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.

1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe was completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.

1949 – The first sci-fi TV show, Captain Video

Lockdown to Premiere on YouTube in July

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YouTube Originals debuted the trailer for “Lockdown” – a brand new 10-episode scripted series that follows six friends as they work together to solve a mystery in their neighborhood during the social distancing era yesterday.  Episodes 1 through 5 of this free-to-stream social media mystery are available June 26 at 9:30AM PST / 12:30PM EST and new episodes will release weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays only on the YouTube Originals for

June 26 in Pop Culture History

June 26 in Pop Culture History

1498 – The bristle toothbrush was invented in China.

1797 – Charles Newbold was issued a patent (#X000177) for an improvement for the cast-iron plow

1807 – Lightning struck a gunpowder factory in Luxembourg, killing more than 300 people.

1819 – The first US patent (#X003115) for a velocipede, a predecessor of the bicycle, was issued to William K. Clarkson Jr. of New York.

1870 – Christmas was declared …