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Jul
29

Trump Delegate Dumped After Racist Tweet at the RNC

Celebrity gossip

One of Donald Trump’s delegates has had her credentials revoked after she Tweeted a photo of policemen on a rooftop building in Cleveland, near where the Republican National Convention was going on, with the caption: “Our brave snipers just waiting for some ‘n—- to try something. Love them.”

The delegate, Lori Gayne from Chicago, is no stranger to off-color racial remarks, according to several black news websites and urban news sources. Her Twitter handle includes the words “whitepride” and she has reportedly used several social media accounts in the past to attack Muslims and the Black Live Matter movement.

Back in May, Gayne said in an interview with the Chicago Tr

Jul
21

The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Smart Phone Can Never Replace the Awesomeness of Concierge Services

Vacation rentals

Nearly everyone is walking around these days with super computers in the form of smart phones right in the palm of their hands, and it’s amazing what these things can do. Aside from making calls, today’s smart phones are so smart that they can find just about anything you need. Whether it’s a fried chicken joint that’s open until 6 a.m. or a vegan restaurant in the heart of carnivore country, today’s smart phones are more intelligent and capable than ever. And these handy dandy devices are especially helpful when it comes to gathering your bearings in an unfamiliar area, such as a foreign country. But for as helpful as smartphones and tablets are, they simply can’t replace the human element that goes along with using concierge services.

Nowadays, most people are completely unaware of the benefits of us

Jun
28

Dance Like No-one’s Watching Why Dance Is Good For You

Ballroom dancing tampa

Finding the motivation and discipline needed to get out of bed and go for a run or hit the gym can be tricky. While most of us recognize the vital importance of exercise few actually get it. For most the appeal of exercise is limited and while intentions are often good, maintaining the commitment to an exercise routine requires serious will power in most cases. This is why many Americans are turning to the cha-cha-cha, the tango and the mambo. Spurred on by the success of televised dance competitions and the need to find a form of exercise that is both fun and effective, private dance lessons are increasingly on the agenda for Americans looking to get fit.

There are now more than 8,400 dance studios in the U.S and the industry itself grew 2.3% per year in the period from 2009 to 2014. Over the 10

Jun
16

You Won’t’ Believe Who Just Bought Ebony and Jet Magazine

Black celebrity news

In mid-June we learned that the legendary Ebony and Jet magazines have been sold off to a freakin’ private equity firm? Read how it happened, and why this might actually be good news…
On June 15, Chicago newspapers reported that two of the most famous black publications in the world had been sold, sending waves of both shock and nostalgia throughout the black celebrity news world.
It’s a personal subject for modern black entertainment and gossip sites. In a time when black men and women were largely invisible in popular culture, Jet and Ebony shined a spotlight on everything from black celebrity news to the civil rights movement. Now, the iconic magazines have been sold to a private equity group based in Texas.
While the news shocked many long-time Ebony

May
24

Tents are for More Than Just Camping Booking Tents for Your Big Day

Tents for rent for outdoor events

Hosting a wedding is stressful enough, but trying to plan it outdoors? Now that’s a challenge. Hosting an outdoor event, especially a wedding, always holds a bounty of charm and elegance, unless you get beat out by the weather, that is. But no matter the weather or time of year, a tent could be the solution for you!

Why tents?

When you hear the word tent, you may be thinking of camping, but in truth, tented events have the potential to be elegant and otherworldly like no camping adventure has ever been. Not only that, but it can safeguard your reception from most types of weather. Since most weddings are plann

Apr
27

Heading to Las Vegas? Surrender Lineup for Spring 2016 is Insane

Light nightclub

There’s a simple reason the North American touring industry broke records in 2015, hitting revenues of more than $3 billion. And that reason? The staying power of EDM music, which has sent top tier DJs like Diplo, Avicii, Flosstradamus and Afrojack touring the world, whether they’re headlining festivals in Europe or selling truly insane amounts of Las Vegas club tickets.
And Steve Wynn has been capitalizing on the newfound success of EDM by building up some of the best nightclubs in the world. Wynn backed nightclubs like Surrender Las Vegas and Encore Beach Club Las Vegas regularly host some of the most popular parties on the face of the planet, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Satu

Apr
21

3 Popular Home Theater Seating Setups To Consider

home theater seatingWhen you specialize in luxury home theater installation, you become an expert at all the various setups, features, and technology homeowners need to build the ultimate in-home entertainment system. However, many people mistakenly believe that building the perfect home theater is all about choosing the right technology, whether it’s flat screens, surround sound speakers, golf simulators, or even home automation systems. With 12 million home automation systems expected to be installed this year alone, it’s clear we’re living in a technology obsessed age.

And yes, those things are important, but too many people treat comfortable home theater seating as an afterthought. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter if you have the latest cutting edge home theater technology if you don’t have comfortable home theater seating to enjoy it.

We offer the best home theater seating Lexington KY has to offer, and we’ve learned a thing or two about the perfect way to set up your new home entertainment system. So before you spend your entire budget on a movie-theater style projector, here are some of our favorite home theater seating setups to consider.

Stadium Seating for Home Entertainment Rooms
Strangely, many major movie theater chains have actually lagged behind home entertainment experts when it comes to the physical layout of their theaters. While stadium seating won’t be an option in every home, it can be a perfect addition to home theaters with room to spare. Stadium seating involves placing each row of chairs at a different level so that the back rows have a perfect few of the screen. If you want to build the ultimate home movie theater experience, then stadium style seating is the way to go.

Home Theater Recliners
Recliners are another area where movie theaters have lagged behind the home entertainment industry. Recently, many movie theaters have started to install reclining movie theater chairs, which have long been a popular choice for comfortable home theater seating. In one recent survey, 44% of moviegoers said they had been to a theater with comfy recliner seating. So if you’re one of the 57% of people who prefer watching films at home, then there’s no better way to enjoy movies and entertainment in the comfort of your own home than in the comfort of your very own reclining chair!

Bean Bag Chairs: Not Just For College Students
For households with children, bean bag style chairs are a fun feature to add to the front of a home theater. Not only are these bean bags comfortable, but they provide a homey feel to a home theater installation. More importantly,kids absolutely love them.

Our home entertainment experts are always happy to make personal recommendations for clients’ home theaters, as every home and setup requires a different solution. If you’re looking for comfortable home theater seating, then you can’t go wrong with popular brands like Lane, Palliser, Ashley, Irwin, Berkline, and CuddleBag.

Mar
05

Glass Artwork Literally Mirrors Nature’s Best Creations

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As the temperatures neared 60 degrees the first Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska, the city’s botanical gardens capitalized on the brilliant sunshine and warm weather for a beautiful exhibit.
Although the brightly colored glass artwork was inside at the Lauritzen Gardens, the walls and ceilings made of glass made the visiting guests feel as if they were outdoors. A nationally-recognized glass artist by the name of Craig Mitchell Smith is the latest artist to combine his creations with the beautifully cared for flower and plant gardens.
Combining sculpture installations with natural plants and blooming flowers makes sense. Since glass artwork can find no better model than the blooms created by nature, the combination is a perfect match. Tucked in and among force bloomed plants, the glass artwork is one more i

Feb
23

Three Unique Ideas for Fun Adult Parties

Unique fundraising ideas

When we were children, many of us couldn’t wait to grow up. The problem with growing up is the fact that we now have to deal with responsibilities, which tend to get in the way of doing those things we imagined our grown up selves doing when we were children. It is important to remember to balance work with play and set aside a time for friends and family to get together; unfortunately party planning ideas are hard to come by for adults. Here are three fun party ideas for adults to let lose and relax for a change!

Classy Theater Parties

For some, the idea of playing dress-up and participating in a high-class social affair is enough to get them out of the house. If you live in an area fortunate enough to a have a performing arts center, make use of the theater by organizing

Apr
11

See Hawaii From a Different Perspective

Tourist tour

The influence of Hawaiian culture can be felt throughout the United States. The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality because when sailors brought them home to New England, they would display them on the porch to signify that the sailor was home from foreign ports and ready to welcome visitors. Did you know that George Washington grew pineapples in his Mount Vernon hothouse? If you want to gain a new appreciation for the Hawaiian islands, check out guided tours of the Pearl Harbor museum and other historical sites for your next trip.

Oahu, the most populous of all Hawaiian islands, is home to approximately 75% of the state’s population. Oahu is home to some of the most popular attractions include Waikiki and Pearl Harbor. Oahu has been used has a