Leor Zahavi’s Did You Collect Baseball Cards?

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For some there is only the question, “Is there anything left in the attic that we can sell?” Others know exactly what their collections are worth.  Most collectors know which baseball card is nirvana: a near mint condition Honus Wagner’s 1909-1911 rookie card has changed hands numerous times selling in 2008 for $2.8 million. But the list of valuable baseball cards is long and even the lowest priced is surprisingly valuable. Take for example, another great from the early days of baseball. The last entry on the Forbes list of ten most valuable baseball cards is the New York Yankee’s 1938 Joe DiMaggio card which last sold in 2009 for $47,500 at auction. This is not bad by most standards. Continue reading

Leor Zahavi’s Gretzky The Great One

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Wayne Gretzky is one of the greatest sports heroes ever.  The things he could do on ice were simply amazing.  Known as the “Great One” to hockey fans he amazed people in every game he played.  In a sport that usually has more fist fights than anything else he was a true finesse player that didn’t use physical prowess but brains, and super agility.  He was a rare exception to the rule that hockey is the Continue reading

Rugby The Common Man’s Sport

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Many people consider American football to be a very serious, hard-hitting sport but it is not half as hard hitting as Rugby. Rugby football as played in Ireland, England and Australia is a brutally hard game played without any protective padding whatsoever.  The players fly around at full speed  Continue reading

BCS vs. The Playoffs

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When we think of collegiate sports we think of young athletes playing for the sheer joy of the game.  The excitement in the stadiums is palpable for both the fans and the players.  College football is one of the sports that occupy so much of our time on a Saturday afternoon.  We put on our teams jersey and break out the baseball hats or foam fingers and cheer until we can hardly talk.  This fervor is Continue reading

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir

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Handel’s Messiah and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has a different take on religion than George Frideric Handel did when he wrote the Messiah in 1741. He was relying on the King James Bible for inspiration. The Book of Mormon published by Joseph Smith in 1830 is the driving force behind the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). But the composer’s music is second nature to the membership of this much loved musical institution. Continue reading

Sugar Plum Fairies Et Al

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It’s time again for The Nutcracker. Sugar Plum fairies will be crowding onstage en masse. Pale pink tutus and soft leather dance shoes will come into their own. Some ballerinas will take the stage too. In large cities as well as small, the classic tale of a holiday dream Continue reading

Green Bay Packers Bart Starr

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Bart Starr was a star quarterback for the Green Bay Packers when I was just knee high to a grasshopper.  Every kid in the country wanted to be like him.    He took his team to the Super Bowl, was the MVP and seemed unstoppable.  Granted that he played in the early days and the Super Bowl wins were the first two Super Bowl games but he was impressive nonetheless.  In those days players weren’t involved in the embarrassing situations that today’s players become embroiled in.  Kids all over America on streets, in back lots, school yards, everywhere would try to play football like Bart Starr.  If there were enough kids in Continue reading

Disney in Concert

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There is always something happening at Disney World, no matter which park you choose. As far as music is concerned Disney has been a leader in all areas.  You can hear just about any kind of music you like at Disney World from folk, to rock, to blues, to classical, to pop.  They cover the spectrum and they do it very, very well.  All of the rides feature music, such as the river boat in frontier land that offers folk and bluegrass, the Aladdin ride offers pop music, the most famous of all the rides ‘It’s a Small World After All”  offers a very famous Continue reading

Leor Zahavi’s A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens does not star Scrooge McDuck or Mickey Mouse. It was written by an ordinary man who needed to pay his bills. He came up with a story which although originally published as a novella on December 19, 1843 by Chapman & Hall remains an enduring classic in its many reincarnations. That first edition was illustrated by John Leech in the form of eight woodcuts, four of which were colored. Continue reading

Mannheim Steamroller: The Real Deal for Christmas

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The 90 scheduled holiday concerts to be performed between November 15th and December 30th by the Mannheim Steamroller are well worth the ticket price. Chip Davis has put together another entertaining show this year. This is the 27th year of Christmas performances by Mannheim Steamroller and will deliver the goods at concert halls around Continue reading