- The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the largest in the world with over
150,000 participants and two million plus people along the parade route.The year of 2018 marks the 257th
parade.The route of the parade was
along 5th Ave from 44th Street to 79th
Street.His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal
Dolan stood in front of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral greeting and blessing participants
on the parade route.Bag pipes, dancers,
bands and loads of green filled the NYC streets.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joined the
parade route.Loretta Brennan Glucksman
was the grand marshal.Dignitaries
included New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Mayor of New
York City Bill de Blasio, police Commissioner James O’Neill and many more.NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce blew the whistle to kick off the parade is retiring this year.
ND – The band Hairball filled the Fargo Civic Auditorium with a well-coordinated
Rock & Roll concert with all the effects of sound, lights, costumes and
props.The talented members of the band
kept the show moving non-stop.
Opening act with KISS continuing with music created by the legend Prince, Queen, Journey, Van Halen, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper plus many
others.Hairball has a built up a large
base of loyal fans that were fully embracing the performance that was continual
for over two and half hours. Hairball
has been performing for 18 years across the country with all age groups packing
the venues.The Jackson 3 opened the
Vegas, Nevada – Mandalay Bay Convention Center is filled to the brim with new technology
that photographers are gathered to embrace.Wedding and portrait photographers from all over the country have been gathering
this week to stay ahead of the fast moving industry to give their clients the
best that can be offered.
Products from all different companies are on
display and available to be tested by the attendees.Drones have been at a fast pace within the
industry opening different opportunities for the photographers to offer their
clients.With the broadening of drones
comes with it new technique to use the equipment and rules that are directed by
the government.Camera and independent
lens were being checked out along with different level of travel bags that met
the airline guidelines.The great
advantage of WPPI is that everyone is willing to share ideas and help improve
the industry so that everyone can succeed.
Grand Forks, ND – Rodney
Carrington brought a large crowd of fans to hear his jokes and perform original
music at the Alerus Center.The weather
earlier in the day was hit with snow and high winds that could have been an
easy excuse for fans to just stay home but Carrington’s fans are loyal.Carrington had a strong theme that came from
the personal viewpoint of his life from an early age and carried forward to his
age now.He went non-stop with his
stories and humor with an embracing Mature audience.
Rodney Carrington’s talent carried forward on
the second half by singing with his guitar to his original music.Carrington has a wide range of talent
encompassing the stand-up comedian, actor and country music artist.He has released with major-labeled albums;
six with original music and has starred in “Rodney” sitcom and film 2008 “Beer
for My Horses.”
– Flynn the bichon frise wins the prestigious “Best in Show” at the Westminster
Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday evening.
Square Garden was packed for the final competition of “Best in Show”.Flynn the bichon frise took the top honors of
being the top dog for the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog
Show.The small powder-puff dog followed
his handler, Bill McFadden flawlessly. Competition was tight and all of the
finalists performed beautifully showing why obtaining this title is so
prestigious and is considered the Olympics of competition for dogs.
were two full days of competition leading up to the final round on Tuesday evening
at the Gardens.The final round was
narrowed down to Biggie a pug, Border collie - Slick, Ty a giant schnauzer,
Sussex spaniel called Bean,Norfolk
terrier named Winston, and regal borzoi-Lucy.
Stenmark from Woodside, California was the judge that chose the winner.
– Fame(US) a black and white border collie won The Westminster Kennel Club
agility championship on Saturday evening at the Piers in New York.Jessica Ajoux is the handler from Sparta, New
Jersey had Fame jumping into her arms as the crowd roared in excitement to
their finish.Fame(US) pronunciation is “famous.”
was added to The Westminster Kennel Club in 2014 that allowed mixed-breed dogs
to enter with 29 competing in this year’s competition with a total of 330
dogs.A full day of competition was held
at the Piers with the finalists ending the evening.Right behind Fame(US) a Chihuahua-terrier
named Jefe was the top agility dog that was a mixed breed.
Monday opens with 2,882 entries for the 142nd
Westminster Kennel Club show at Madison Square Garden.Tuesday evening will feature the finale with
the Top in Show to be announced
– The evening at the historic Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC was fully energized with
creatively designed costumes that celebrities and rescue stars walked down the
runway with their pets and rescue dogs looking for homes.This was the 15th anniversary with
the theme “Country Couture for Animal Rescue.”The New York Pet Fashion Show is the largest pet fashion and animal
rescue benefit in the country.
and true passion illuminated the venue showcasing all involved that work hard for
the cause.The benefit of helping to
save animals lives and benefiting the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals with
150 shelters and rescue groups has increased their presence every year with
Oehler is the Chairman of the event and TropiClean was the presenter of the New
York Pet Fashion Show.The host and MC
was Celebrity Pet Expert Harrison Forbes.The Gold Paw award featured celebrity, TV host and actor Travis Brorsen
for the 2018 “ Humanitarian” award winner.
Vegas, Nevada – Worldwide programs for wildlife came under one location ad over
17,000 attended the Safari Club International (SCI).Six continents were represented by hunting
guides and hunters for the annual Safari Club International.Safari Club foundation invests millions of
dollars in strong educational seminars and wildlife conservation.SCI is a strong advocate in protecting the
freedom to hunt in the United States and internationally.
Club International holds an Auction Program during the convention.The proceeds help promote the mission program
for SCI with hunting advocacy, wildlife conservation and humanitarian services.The Las Vegas Convention Center had nearly
one million square feet with over 2,000 booth spaces for exhibitors for a mix
of gun and products, wildlife art, international travel and more.
City – In advance of the 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog
Show, to be held February 12-13 at Piers 92/94 and Madison Square Garden, three
breeds representing the dog clubs who were the recipients of the inaugural
Westminster Gives Back Dog Rescue Awards, four Chinese breeds in celebration of
the Chinese New Year, and several Agility competitors were introduced at the
Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, Grand Ballroom.
Back Dog Rescue Award-Winning Breed Clubs:Bearded Collie/English Cocker Spaniel/Great Pyrenees.Chinese Breeds: Shih Tzu/Chinese Crested/Chow Chow/
Dog/Golden Retriever/ Australian Shepherd/ Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/
Meet the Breeds and the 5th Annual Masters Agility Championship at
Westminster will be held on Saturday, February 10 at Piers 92/94.The family friendly event is hosted by The
Westminster Kennel Club, The American Kennel Club (AKC) and The International
Cat Association 9TICA).All Westminster
Week events are presented by Purina Pro Plan.
Las Vegas – Time is closing
in for the largest Wedding and Portrait Photographers Conference in the
country.Over 12,000 attendees have
registered for the four-day conference to learn the latest techniques from top
professionals across the world covering portrait to wedding
photography.Conference and Expo will be
February 24-28 in Las Vegas.WPPI (Wedding Professional
Photographers International) gives opportunity for attendees to network and
learn techniques from the top suppliers and competitors in the industry.The drone industry has invaded society and
competition has become stronger within the photography business.There will be seminars with speakers willing
to share all their expertise on how they have met this challenge head on to
create a successful business.
Washington, D. C. - First week after the Inaugural
has begun with President Donald Trump non-stop with meetings, revisiting
previous executive orders that were implemented during President Obama
term.The whole week will be a reflection
of what to expect for the coming years on a national and international
Nominations are being finalized as well as Press
secretary Sean Spicer held the first full White House briefing on Monday
morning.President Donald Trump signed
three Executive Orders and pulled the US from Trans-Pacific Partnership
(TPP).British Prime Minister Theresa
May will be the first face-to-face meeting with a foreign leader.
New Mexico – Mass Ascension for Flight of the Nations lifted off early
Wednesday morning with nearly 600 balloons.The winds allowed the “box” to form that Albuquerque is so famous for.The higher elevation had stronger winds that
did not allow the competition portion of the balloons to come from outside the
field to complete the task for a second day in a row.America’s Challenge Gas Balloon race launch was
held off for a day because of impending weather that they would encounter as
the winds would float them eastward
MN - Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones rocked the TCF Bank Stadium with over
50,000 fans.The rain stopped minutes
before the Rolling Stones took the stage and fans stood throughout the two hour plus concert absorbing music that the
band has been performing over 53 years.Mick Jagger remains strong with his iconic dance form that everyone has
become accustomed to seeing along with playing the harmonica to “Midnight
Walker, Minnesota – BOSTON
played to a fully packed arena at Moondance Jam 25. The 25th
anniversary for Moondance Jam 25 had a non-stop music festival for the weekend
and is known as one of the top country music festivals. Multi-thousands of fans
came out to hear the top musicians from all over the world. BOSTON’s
performance was cut short because of a huge lightning storm that was passing
through the area after some very hot and humid days.
MN – A temperamental weather pattern gave way to a large double rainbow over
the main arena as Moondance jammin Country Fest was in full swing with a packed
arena of fans.Friday went off like
clockwork with the well-defined organization that Moondance has been noted
for.Entertainers began with Dallas
Smith, Jon Pardi, Rodney Atkins and Justin Moore.Saturday will be filled with performances by
Lost Highway, Sarah Darling, Joe Nichols and Hunter Hayes.