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Nick Valentini

May 26, 2016
Nick Valentini

Born in Los Angeles in the fall of 2015, The Nick Valentini Collective is a critically-acclaimed eight-piece musical collective that blends elements of indie rock, jazz and psychedelic soul into a captivating, multi-layered melange of rich melodies and soulful, cathartic vocals. Led by Nick Valentini (singer, keyboard), the group also features Erik Shibowski (bass), Hugo Shibowski (tenor sax), Nate Schwartz (guitar), Nicolo Scolieri (flute), Nick Velez (drums), Gabriel Wheaton (string orchestration) and Tyler Wennstrom (keyboard/percussion). On the strength of their dynamic live shows, the group has garnered a devoted following since their debut.

The group’s two singles, “Carousel” and “Mr. Mister,” will both be featured on their debut album, scheduled for release in late summer 2016. In the meantime, The Nick Valentini Collective will be touring extensively during the coming months.

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Authors

Lincoln Farish

February 11, 2015
Junior Inquisitor

Author Lincoln Farish has served in the United States Army for a total of 28 years, and during that time, he has been deployed to Iraq and Afganistan five times. His experiences in the Middle East formed the basis for his first novel, Junior Inquisitor, a dark urban tale of good versus evil in a modern setting. The protagonist of Junior Inquisitor, a monk¬†named Sebastian, is sent on a mission to fight through armies of witches, werewolves and ogres in an effort to track down a missing Inquisitor in the city of Providence, Rhode Island. It is a mission that threatens not only Sebastian’s life, but also his immortal soul.

As a result of his time with the Army, Farish has a wealth of knowledge related to weaponry, forensics and small team dynamics, and his writing gravitates towards darker themes due to his belief that, in times of despair, individuals either rise to the occasion or allow their inherent weakness to drag them into the darkness. Junior Inquisitor will be released on March 1st, and a sequel will be published in the fall of 2015.

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Internet Celebrities

Chris Scott

July 25, 2014

On May 14, 2014, Boston resident and Twitter user Chris Scott sent out the following tweet to his 1,000 followers…

“Oh hi Becky who refused to kiss me during spin the bottle in 6th grade & now wants to play FarmVille, looks like tables have fucking turned.”

With those 139 characters, Scott would unwittingly become a Twitter celebrity. After comedian Mary Charlene retweeted Scott’s Becky joke to her 160,000 followers a month later, the initial tweet went viral. Some 23,000 retweets and 33,000 favorites later, Chris Scott has been plagiarized by hundreds of fellow Twitter users and was even accused of stealing the joke by Jordan Carlos, one of the stars of MTV2’s Guy Code — an accusation that was later rescinded when Carlos failed to find any evidence that he had used the line on the show.

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Actors & Actresses

Catherine Mary Stewart

July 3, 2014

On July 5, 1989, a film was released that would change the face of American cinema forever. A masterpiece of vibrant visuals and magnificently understated performances by actors at the peak of their profession, the film is a relentless takedown of the superficiality and greed of the 1980s, all told through the eyes of a pair of outsiders who are drawn into a harrowing life-and-death affair beyond their control.

That film is Weekend at Bernie’s, and this weekend, the world celebrates the 25th anniversary of this cinematic gem.

The female lead in the film is Catherine Mary Stewart, who brought her signature sweetness and charm to the role of Gwen Saunders, the love interest of Jonathan Silverman. A veteran of stage and screen, Stewart was raised in Edmonton and moved to London to study dance at the age of 18. In 1979, she landed a role in The Apple, a futuristic rock musical that, in the years since its release, has acquired a substantial cult following.

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