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Shuffle Up and Deal. Is Poker a Sport?

pokerThe World Series of Poker Championship and ESPN carried it. The question is commonly asked whether or not Poker is a sport. I don’t know whether it should be called one or not. I happen to be a huge poker fan – not so much the typical game you see on the tube, but rather a fan of unique poker games with a bunch of friends. We’ve met every third Friday of the month for 21 years (this January). Even though we don’t play the traditional games – pretty much only what we have created ourselves, poker is still interesting on the tube – Continue reading →

Disney promotes holiday fun with new video games

Princess-Tiana-the-princess-and-the-frogThe Epic Hotel on South Biscayne Boulevard in Miami served as a playground last week for video game enthusiasts of all ages.  Participants got a sneak preview of the Wii games that Disney Interactive Studios will release this fall, including one of the most anticipated releases, The Princess and the Frog. The game is inspired by the upcoming premiere of the animated film by the same name. The film hits theaters on Dec. 11.  The film, an ethnic twist on the classic theme of a princess who kisses a frog, begs the question, “Will he turn into a prince?’’  The game, scheduled to be on sale around Thanksgiving, provides Disney fans with a sneak Continue reading →

The Spinto Band to release ‘Slim & Slender’

The Spinto Band Brevity, soul and wit: some of the hallmarks of the Spinto Band’s latest forthcoming release ‘Slim & Slender’ – the Delaware native sextet’s self-recorded debut. A succinctly stated 4 song package, this EP serves as a precursor to the self-recorded LP to follow in 2010.  These four songs were so good and immediately exciting that the band’s label, Park The Van Records, wanted to get this collection of tracks out as quickly as possible, opting for 10″ vinyl and a digital download commercial release, landing October 6th 2009. In support of Slim & Slender, The Spinto Band will headline a Park The Van Fall Continue reading →

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