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Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Blog, Essays, Movie Reviews | 6 comments

Making a World of Difference: Won’t You Be My Neighbor [Movie Review]

 

 

Love is at the root of everything.  All learning, all relationships — love, or the lack of it.

 

Won’t You Be My Neighbor is a captivating film documentary about the fruitful life and bountiful career of Fred Rogers, the beloved father-figure and friend to many millions of children over two generations who desperately needed a father-figure and friend during the most formative period of their lives.

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Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in Blog, Essays, Music and Concert Reviews | 0 comments

100 Essential Albums: #99 — “Soul of a Man” by Al Kooper (1995)

 

 

“Turn the organ up!”

 

Al Kooper is far better known for the music and musicians he’s fostered rather than for any self-defining hit single or album of his own.  In fact, many of the classic rock songs he’s played on and produced overshadowed his own extraordinary talents and musicianship.

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Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Blog, Essays, General Poker, Las Vegas, Talking Points, Video 1 | 3 comments

My Interview with the Duke of Fremont Street

 

 

The Duke of Fremont Street is a cathedral to class.

If you’ve been around Las Vegas for any length of time, it’s likely you’ve seen the dapper gentleman dressed to the limit.  If not, then perhaps the 1938 Cadillac caught your attention.  From his earliest origins spent gambling along the Mississippi River all the way to the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip, the Duke has been there and always seems to be closing a deal.

In this 25-minute interview, I sat down with the Duke where we talked about his life, what he thinks of Las Vegas and casinos today, and where he thinks we’re all headed.  No surprise, the Duke delivers.  He holds nothing back.  He sounds just as cool as he looks.

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