My Thanksgiving Day
By Melinda Giordano It all started in September. I was marketing with the Boyfriend, and at one point I stopped in mid-aisle to exclaim, “Where are the roasting pans? It’s late September! Where are the cranberries?” You see, with the beginning of September, the first of the blessed quartet of 3-syllable months, my mind will turn [...]Continue Reading →
A Stellar Week and it’s only Monday!
By Sue Procko As I sit in my office on a Monday (and if you know me, you know how I feel about Mondays) listening to my music combo of everything from Arturo Sandoval to Eminem, I am amazed at how far I have come. I grew up in a small town in Southeast Kansas known as Arma (population 1,481). Those of us in the entertainment industry [...]Continue Reading →
Doing The Write Thing
By Melinda Giordano Many years ago, when I worked in advertising – and what a raucous, vodka-laden time it was – my boss would hand me memos to type with the addendum that I could correct any errors as I saw fit. Now, there were only very minor grammatical oddities that had to be dealt with, but even then I felt the red-penned power [...]Continue Reading →
The Beatles and Billboard — What else did you not know?
By Tim Williams I was told that this month (last week, in fact) on April 4, 1964, the Beatles occupied the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. I did not know that. Here are 10 things you might not have known about those four lovable mop-tops from Liverpool. Paul McCartney is not British, he was actually born in Green [...]Continue Reading →
SPPR MOVIE NIGHTS
SPPR MOVIE NIGHTS By Ed Peters “I’ll get you my pretty and your little dog too!” “I don’t go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons.” “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” All the above listed quotes are from three American films from the last 100 years (or 87 years if you date from the start of talkies). If you [...]Continue Reading →
Was Patrick really Saintly?
By Hector S. Quintana Was Patrick really Saintly? Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. St Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Most of what is known about him comes from his two works; the Confessio, a spiritual autobiography, and his Epistola, a denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish [...]Continue Reading →
WELCOME TO EL LAY
By Scott Barton- “Please come with me,” sternly said Deputy Sheriff Madison after I handed him my newly purchased Metro swipe card as I attempted to switch trains at Union Station downtown. I had decided to make an adventure out of my Monday and take the Metro rail system from my northeast LA neighborhood to our Culver City office on [...]Continue Reading →
JENNIFER GASOI MAKES GRAMMY HISTORY!
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2014 JENNIFER GASOI MAKES HISTORY BECOMING THE FIRST CANADIAN TO WIN THE GRAMMY® AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR LOS ANGELES, CA –– Canadian Jennifer Gasoi won the coveted Grammy® Award for Best Children’s Album of the Year for her self-produced album, Throw a Penny [...]Continue Reading →
I Love New York…Comic Con!
By Ed Peters Last week, I was at Comic Con. Wait! I thought Comic Con takes place in July? Well, the one in San Diego does. But for the past few years, the East Coast has brought some of that fan love to the Big Apple, at the Javits Convention Center to be exact. And you know what? It’s WAY more fun than the original West Coast template. [...]Continue Reading →
By Melinda Giordano & Julie Siegel (SPPR, Inc.’s resident “Siskel & Ebert”) “Location, Location, Location!” is the mantra of every real estate agent. The mantra of anyone working in public relations – that which is suitable for public consumption, that is – would be “Coverage, Coverage, Coverage!” This never-ending [...]Continue Reading →