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The Beatles and Billboard — What else did you not know?

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Date: April 7, 2014 Categories: Blog Comments: No Comments Share:

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 [...]

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SPPR MOVIE NIGHTS

From Left to right: Ed Peters, Hector S Quintana, Melinda Giordano, Sue Procko, John Lavery, Scott Barton
Date: March 28, 2014 Categories: Blog Comments: No Comments Share:

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 [...]

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Was Patrick really Saintly?

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Date: March 14, 2014 Categories: Blog Comments: No Comments Share:

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 [...]

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WELCOME TO EL LAY

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Date: March 10, 2014 Categories: Blog Comments: No Comments Share:

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 [...]

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JENNIFER GASOI MAKES GRAMMY HISTORY!

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Date: January 27, 2014 Categories: Blog Comments: No Comments Share:

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 [...]

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I Love New York…Comic Con!

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Date: October 23, 2013 Categories: Blog Comments: No Comments Share:

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. [...]

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Blog-Worthy?

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Date: October 11, 2013 Categories: Blog Comments: No Comments Share:

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 [...]

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Sly Still Takes Me Higher!

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Date: September 24, 2013 Categories: Blog Comments: No Comments Share:

By Tim Williams I know this blog isn’t for promoting things but a good friend recently gave me a gift that I can’t stop thanking him for and I thought I might hip you to it. The Sly & The Family Stone 4-CD box set, Higher, released last month is one of the most lovingly put together music packages I’ve ever heard and seen.  I know [...]

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Friday the 13th!

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Date: September 13, 2013 Categories: Blog Comments: No Comments Share:

Solid words of advice. Be safe!

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The Birth of a Legend

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Date: August 4, 2013 Categories: Blog Comments: No Comments Share:

Editor’s Note:  Each week or so, a member of the SPPR team submits a short blog about a timely subject.  Most of the time, the subject is picked out by the team during a staff meeting or in the case of this blog, by the writer himself without the editor knowing.  I mention this only because it was written with the intention that [...]

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