Thursday, June 18, 2009

Midweek updates June 18th

First Mundo's Hot Club of Las Vegas again appears at 11:45 tomorrow night at The Bootlegger, with special guests Adrianna Thurber on violin and our own Phil Wigfall on alto. Oughta be a great hang.

BTW, Hot Club recently got a nice writeup on HuffPo by Award-Winning Journalist Ellen Sterling.


These were the cats that sealed the deal for me when I was a kid. I grew up diggin' (among many others) Elvis, and the Everly Brothers, and then the Kingston Trio, etc. But, when The Ventures came along, man, I just had to have a Fender guitar, and learn to play that stuff. I still have their LPs.

BTW, my health care policy reform blog post is just about done. Got a few concluding observations to make, and I can move on.

Oh, and, Cheryl, xoxoxo.

The Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts is hosting a Summer Guitar Festival June 24 & 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day featuring jazz guitarist Robert Conti and National Finger-Picking Champion and GFA International Classical Guitar Winner, Michael Chapdelaine. Registration will be at 8:00 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center located on the corner of 9th & Clark Sts. Online registration is available at: Click Summer Guitar Festival at the bottom of the home page.

Robert Conti will be performing on Wednesday, June 24 at 7:00 Michael Chapdelaine will be performing on Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door for $10 for each night The entire festival which includes 8 intense guitar workshops, 2 concerts and lunch is only $95. Click the images below to enlarge.


Wolfgang Puck's Cafe inside the Springs Preserve ( behind Meadows Mall on the corner of Valley View and Meadows Lane ) 5pm - 9pm. Admission is free for the Cafe.


The May 2009 state-level "official" unemployment data are now out. We're at 11.3%, with the next-door Peoples' Republic at 11.5%. I had to re-scale the Y-axis to accommodate Michigan (now risen to 14.1%). Ugly.

Below, when a picture is worth a thousand Scripture citations...


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