Qing Dynasty Traditional Wedding Gifts?
|At an exhibit on Chinese traditional wedding: "Present from the parental home to an expecting woman. Weapons, stationery, sex education, toys. Qing Dynasty."|
Oct 26, 2014 - 6:15:01 AM
Enter Velvet and Angel, our dogs. Velvet is our black miniature schnauzer and Angel is our cream-colored golden doodle. Lately they have become so entertaining to us that we find ourselves drawn away from our gadgets (as if by some powerful magnetic force) to watch them trotting gleefully around the house.
Oct 24, 2014 - 6:35:38 AM
"Holy Ghost" World Premiere September 6th
(Chicago, IL -- August 26, 2014) Wanderlust Productions--the independent film studio behind the cult hit trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE and FATHER OF LIGHTS--is poised to disrupt the entertainment industry's long-established business model with the debut of its dynamic new documentary film HOLY GHOST. Featuring a concert by Jake Hamilton & The Sound, the HOLY GHOST World Premiere Experience will be a one-time, live global event on September 6th in which anyone anywhere can see the film--for free.
Aug 31, 2014 - 12:07:48 AM
Can perennial bachelors change into husbands?
As one of the most famous bachelors gets ready to take his wedding vows, the question seems rather pertinent. Can perennial bachelors like George Clooney change and become longstanding husbands -- able to weather the rough seas that accompany the great times? Remember those snippets of advice our mothers offered on our love life? My mother's wisdom was that you should never marry a longstanding bachelor, as they were set in their ways, too used to getting their own way, and unaccustomed to compromise.
Jun 22, 2014 - 10:10:21 PM
Brandon Chase debut single "One" video released at Seventeen.com
Nashville, TN (June 6, 2014) - Rising star and The Voice season 5 Team Blake contestant Brandon Chase exclusively released the video for his debut single "One" to Seventeen.com today. It's featured here in conjunction with their "Crush Of The Week" and CMA Music Festival. The video, shot in his home state of Texas, portrays the relatable scenario of Chase seeking one chance with the girl he's interested in.
Jun 8, 2014 - 12:20:16 AM
Disney Junior Live on Tour at Bangor Cross Insurance Center on August 14
BANGOR, ME ---- Global Spectrum proudly announces that Feld Entertainment, Inc. is bringing their top performing show, Disney Junior Live on Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure, to the stage at Cross Insurance Center. Featuring characters from the smash hits Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates, the 2014-2015 tour of this production is coming to Bangor during its 100-city national tour. Three performances will be held at Cross Insurance Center on August 14 at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm.
May 15, 2014 - 9:30:18 AM
Just for laughs
Just a little something to cheer you up when you need a laugh.
May 15, 2014 - 9:22:35 AM
Passover Comic Video
I thought that our readers might like to watch this Musical Passover Cartoon Video about the exodus. It is set to music written by the legendary rock group 'Queen.' The video is an AISH.com Jewish Website production. It provides an interesting perspective to the Exodus.
Apr 15, 2014 - 12:02:45 AM
Tickets to John Fogerty's August 2nd Concert go on sale April 19th
John Fogerty is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who has sold over 100 million records, earning 18 Gold Albums and 10 Platinum Albums. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, won the Grammy Award for his album Blue Moon Swamp in 1997, and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005. He has written and sung many of popular music's most timeless standards like "Proud Mary," "Fortunate Son," "Born On The Bayou" and "Who'll Stop The Rain" to name just a few.
Apr 13, 2014 - 12:15:28 AM
Terror and Upheaval: New Book Releases Recently Featured in the Book Basket
These two books were listed in the Regular Sunday Book Basket on March 16, 2014
Mar 21, 2014 - 12:02:39 AM
Books Recently Featured in the Book Basket. 'Struggles of Life'
The two books shown in this photo appeared in our regular Book Basket articles and represent two different time periods and wars and yet essentially the same moral questions.
Mar 16, 2014 - 12:02:31 AM
A Photographic History of United Kingdom Gallantry Awards
The book consists of stories of extraordinary bravery that earned the Queen's Gallantry Medal on 1,044 occasions. All of its recipients are listed and all of the published citations are included, with explanatory notes, personal recollections from many of the recipients, and the details of their other awards and medals. Also included are citations never before published. Thirteen appendices provide first-hand accounts of the events behind some of the acts of bravery--bomb disposal, rescuing others from the sea and from fire, and even repelling pirates in the Indian Ocean.
Mar 14, 2014 - 2:43:21 PM
A Fictional Travelogue on China
In his new book, Lessons from China, Beau Sides shares unique insights on current Chinese culture, business, personal etiquette, and economic development through a fictional travelogue. Delicately sprinkled with bits of historical background, this easy-to-read story follows Jan Cross, a recent college graduate.
Mar 9, 2014 - 12:10:11 AM
July 13 tickets to James Taylor's Bangor concert go on sale March 14
As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired. Over the course of his celebrated song-writing and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards for classics ranging from Sweet Baby James in 1970 to October Road in 2002. He has won multiple Grammy awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. Most recently, Taylor was awarded the distinguished Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony.
Mar 8, 2014 - 3:27:32 AM
Proverbs are truths couched in an acceptable fashion
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them -- Albert Einstein. I received this in an email and then proceeded to check out the link. Not only was that particular video presentation interesting, but so were several others listed on that site.
Feb 23, 2014 - 12:07:25 AM
Knowin the Secret
But with horse bolted all that can be done now is to close the barn door and fix the latch, but still the problem remains. As one man has discovered, 'foolishness is its own reward', and as the other is discovering, 'the lips of the devilish incur a terrible and just wrath'.
Feb 14, 2014 - 12:03:08 AM
Obama to receive IHRC's Islamophobia award Feb 21
Barack Obama is set to receive a dubious distinction from a UK-based human rights groups for his hostile policies towards Muslims. The US president is among the nominees for Islamic Human Rights Commission's Islamophobia awards, an annual recognition of the disservice done to Muslims and their faith by public figures.
Feb 13, 2014 - 5:30:15 AM
Valentine's Day Test: Which is the Least Known Famous Kiss?
The first movie kiss EVER was in 1896 in the movie ironically titled, The Kiss. 1926 Don Juan holds the record for most kisses ever in a single movie. The most famous kissing scene is usually accredited to 1953 From Here to Eternity. The greatest age difference for a kiss was in 1971 Harold & Maude. But which famous kiss is not well known?
Feb 13, 2014 - 12:02:23 AM
Hunter Hayes Bangor performance Tickets on sale February 14, 2014 at 10am
BANGOR: Global Spectrum is excited to announce that GRAMMY nominated artist Hunter Hayes will head to Bangor with his "We're Not Invisible Tour," May 1, 2014 at 7PM at Cross Insurance Center. The tour will feature special guests Danielle Bradbery from NBC's Emmy award-winning show The Voice and Warner Bros. Records new country duo Dan + Shay. The "We're Not Invisible Tour" comes on the heels of Hunter's sold-out "CMT On Tour: Let's Be Crazy Tour" which wrapped this past December to much critical acclaim.
Feb 11, 2014 - 6:03:09 AM
Cirque du Soleil presenting "Varekai" in Bangor June 18 - 22, 2014
Bangor (February 4, 2014) -- Global Spectrum is pleased to announce that Cirque du Soleil will perform in Bangor for the very first time with its newest arena show, Varekai. Performances will be held at the Cross Insurance Center from June 18 - 22, 2014 for seven performances only. After touring the world for 11 years under the big top, this past December Varekai embarked on a new journey touring the world in arenas and in some new markets never before visited by Cirque du Soleil.
Feb 6, 2014 - 12:17:13 AM
Heaviest Element Discovered
Scientists at CERN in Geneva have announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science...It does not decay but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.
Jan 29, 2014 - 12:05:30 AM
Merry Christmas or Seasons Greetings or whatever
In years past there be many a greetin card that read 'Seasons Greetins' an no one be upset by the receivin of the same, an likewise many a card that said 'Merry Christmas' with similar reaction.
Dec 15, 2013 - 12:07:33 AM
Rainbow Island by Christie Hsiao will be released on Monday 11th
Martha Stevens-David reviewed this book here at Magic City on October 13th, and stated that she thoroughly enjoyed reading the book even though it was her first fantasy book read.
Nov 10, 2013 - 1:00:31 AM
'Ruins' - A Poem by Seth Steckino
Seth grew up in Sabattus, Maine. He is currently a senior at Oak Hill High School. His plan is to one day be an engineering geologist. We hope to see more of Seth's work here at Magic City and not just in his poetry.
Nov 3, 2013 - 4:15:08 AM
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
--Oscar Ameringer, "the Mark Twain of American Socialism."
Oct 27, 2013 - 12:07:27 AM
42 years on Western Novel 'Shameful' Re-Released
Shameful: Forty-Two Years after Publication of Side-Splitting Western Novel 'Shameful' Re-Releases for New Young Audience. While the book has now been out of print for many years, growing demand for the novel has prompted the author's widow to re-release 'Shameful' in 2013. Denis Cleary died in 1984 after selling ten thousand copies of his book and achieving admirable critical acclaim.
Oct 23, 2013 - 6:40:39 AM
Scary Bear is a comic strip by Jason Pultz.
Oct 21, 2013 - 1:53:43 AM
Frequently updated comics will appear here, from a variety of cartoon artists.
Oct 21, 2013 - 1:28:50 AM
Updated approximately once a week, this church and family oriented cartoon is brought to you by Tim Walburg.
Oct 21, 2013 - 12:21:02 AM
Updated weekly, the comic is brought to you from the Christian cartoon artist, James Wetzstein.
Oct 20, 2013 - 11:56:49 PM
Features a daily updated cartoon.
Oct 20, 2013 - 11:44:05 PM
The Back Pew
Features a new cartoon daily, from Jeff Larson.
Oct 20, 2013 - 11:39:39 PM
Photograph of the Week: Putting the Blame Where it Belongs
I received this in an email with no acknowledgement of its source. Sometimes people get really annoyed when they see their photograph appear in the Photograph of the Week section at Magic City but that is hardly my fault. When a photograph enters the public domain with no acknowledgement of its author, that is the fault of the photographer who failed to ensure that his name appeared across the photograph.
Oct 20, 2013 - 12:02:07 AM
A Question of Gender
From non-cited original sources and authors come these two funny stories about such important matters as life and death, driving taxi's and determining gender.
Oct 13, 2013 - 12:07:55 AM
Unsolicited and Strange Publicity Material - Yoga and the Cheetah
Cheetah Learning, a highly respected and well known Project Management Training Company, has been designing training courses since the early 1980's, and is known for using slightly unusual but highly effective techniques, i.e. Accelerated Learning. Cheetah Learning's corporate students have been doing yoga in Cheetah's classes for over a decade. Cheetah was even highlighted for using Yoga in the classroom in the Hindu Times in an article called "a Whiff of Ancient Wisdom," (27 March 2002).
Oct 9, 2013 - 6:37:36 AM
Michael Honack Book Signing: Truth or Consequences NM
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, NM--Grapes Gallery in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico will host a book signing party on Saturday, Oct. 12 to introduce a new photographic art book, Hot Springs District 87901 New Mexico, by Michael Honack who is also a glass artist. The book signing, sponsored by the Sierra County Arts Council, is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. and will include live music by guitarist Reed Rische and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. The event coincides with T or C's Art Hop, which takes place every second Saturday each month from 6--9 p.m.
Oct 9, 2013 - 6:10:07 AM
What is it like to live in China?
What is it like to live in China? The answer varies, but if you have lived in China a long time it has an effect on your worldview. I don't know who made up this list but from personal experience I know it to be true. From an Unknown Original Source comes this list (to which has been added some of my own) of ways for a foreigner to recognize that he has lived in China too long.
Oct 1, 2013 - 11:03:05 PM
Old Foggies Childhood Memories
Bring back any memories?? Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favourite 'fast food' when you were growing up?' 'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him. 'All the food was slow.'
Sep 29, 2013 - 12:10:54 AM
Truth in the Winds Of Change
I received the following in an email and whilst it is probably either not true or only partially true, the content is certainly worth thinking about. It can not be but true that when our rulers must live as we do, that they will be more considerate of how they rule. R.P. Bendedek
Sep 25, 2013 - 6:47:50 AM
Just an udder beauty product!
A video doing the rounds at the moment is of a pair of young twins applying cream to their hands. The cream was originally made for the treatment of cows udders. It is an hilarious video and a brilliant marketing ploy.
Sep 20, 2013 - 6:03:32 AM