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St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2018 NYC

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New York - The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the largest in the world with over 150,000 participants and two million plus people along the parade route.  The year of 2018 marks the 257th parade.  The route of the parade was along 5th Ave from 44th Street to 79th Street.  His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan stood in front of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral greeting and blessing participants on the parade route.  Bag pipes, dancers, bands and loads of green filled the NYC streets.


Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joined the parade route.  Loretta Brennan Glucksman was the grand marshal.  Dignitaries included New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio, police Commissioner James O’Neill and many more.  NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce blew the whistle to kick off the parade is retiring this year.

The Band Hairball

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Fargo, ND – The band Hairball filled the Fargo Civic Auditorium with a well-coordinated Rock & Roll concert with all the effects of sound, lights, costumes and props.  The talented members of the band kept the show moving non-stop. 


Opening act with KISS continuing with music created by the legend Prince, Queen, Journey, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper plus many others.  Hairball has a built up a large base of loyal fans that were fully embracing the performance that was continual for over two and half hours.  Hairball has been performing for 18 years across the country with all age groups packing the venues.  The Jackson 3 opened the concert.

WPPI 2018 in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Mandalay Bay Convention Center is filled to the brim with new technology that photographers are gathered to embrace.  Wedding and portrait photographers from all over the country have been gathering this week to stay ahead of the fast moving industry to give their clients the best that can be offered.


Products from all different companies are on display and available to be tested by the attendees.  Drones have been at a fast pace within the industry opening different opportunities for the photographers to offer their clients.  With the broadening of drones comes with it new technique to use the equipment and rules that are directed by the government.  Camera and independent lens were being checked out along with different level of travel bags that met the airline guidelines.  The great advantage of WPPI is that everyone is willing to share ideas and help improve the industry so that everyone can succeed.

Rodney Carrington at Alerus Center

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Grand Forks, ND – Rodney Carrington brought a large crowd of fans to hear his jokes and perform original music at the Alerus Center.  The weather earlier in the day was hit with snow and high winds that could have been an easy excuse for fans to just stay home but Carrington’s fans are loyal.  Carrington had a strong theme that came from the personal viewpoint of his life from an early age and carried forward to his age now.  He went non-stop with his stories and humor with an embracing Mature audience.


Rodney Carrington’s talent carried forward on the second half by singing with his guitar to his original music.  Carrington has a wide range of talent encompassing the stand-up comedian, actor and country music artist.  He has released with major-labeled albums; six with original music and has starred in “Rodney” sitcom and film 2008 “Beer for My Horses.”

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show names “Best In Show”

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New York – Flynn the bichon frise wins the prestigious “Best in Show” at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday evening.


Madison Square Garden was packed for the final competition of “Best in Show”.  Flynn the bichon frise took the top honors of being the top dog for the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.  The small powder-puff dog followed his handler, Bill McFadden flawlessly. Competition was tight and all of the finalists performed beautifully showing why obtaining this title is so prestigious and is considered the Olympics of competition for dogs.


There were two full days of competition leading up to the final round on Tuesday evening at the Gardens.  The final round was narrowed down to Biggie a pug, Border collie - Slick, Ty a giant schnauzer, Sussex spaniel called Bean,  Norfolk terrier named Winston, and regal borzoi-Lucy. 


Betty-Anne Stenmark from Woodside, California was the judge that chose the winner. 


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