Archive for February, 2013

Deathcycle played The Acheron

February 26th, 2013 by chocko

Deathcycle, an old school hardcore punk band who called it quits in 2009 after about 6 years in existence, revved up the engines to ride once again at the Bushwick, Brooklyn show space, The Acheron in January with the also reunited Catharsis. Deathcycle played a handful of reunion shows after disbanding but to hear they […]

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Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer – documentary

February 25th, 2013 by Mr. C

(Warrington Hudlin – moderator, Mimi Chan – Director) Director: Mimi Chan Stars: Pui Chan, Mimi Chan & family, Wah Lum Temple Sifu’s & students Genre: Martial Arts documentary Last Saturday, we were treated with an opportunity to watch a wonderful documentary on martial art legend Pui Chan. The film – Pui Chan: Kung Fu Pioneer […]

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Sound City Players played Hammerstein Ballroom

February 19th, 2013 by chocko

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins Dave Grohl recently made his directorial debut with his excellent documentary SOUND CITY, a movie about the legendary ‘dumpy’ Los Angeles recording studio that produced a ton of great albums by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Cheap Trick, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Metallica and Nirvana. Grohl along with members of […]

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Super Saturday Lion Dance performances in Chinatown – NYC

February 18th, 2013 by Mr. C

Festive Lions could be found covered in every nook & cranny in Manhattan’s Chinatown last weekend on a day which is known as Super Saturday. It’s a time during Chinese New Year when local organizations, Kung Fu schools, dance troupes, & chinese cultural groups roam the streets of chinatown going door to door to businesses […]

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The Berlin File (2013) : movie review

February 13th, 2013 by Mr. C

Director: Ryoo Seung-wan Stars: Ha Jung-woo, Han Suk-kyu, Ryoo Seung-bum, Gianna Jun Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama The Berlin File sets the tone with this epic espionage chase in Berlin, Germany involving various radical groups with their own agendas including the North Koreans, the South Korean Intelligence, the CIA, Russian Arms dealer, Israeli secret service, & […]

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Toy Fair 2013

February 12th, 2013 by chocko

The Toy Fair in NYC is in full swing, bringing together exhibitors, toy makers, buyers and media all wandering the Jacob Javits Convention Center searching for the next big thing in the world of toys and games. The huge foldout map handed to me at the press table read “If You Can Imagine It You […]

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Lions on Mott Street and Mighty Quinn’s BBQ

February 12th, 2013 by Mr. C

Chinese New Year celebrations started last Sunday and before I was sentenced to a night of family gatherings, I darted into the sloppy and slushy arms of NYC’s Chinatown – a day after we got about a foot of snow! Festive Lions were out and about on the streets dancing to a familiar beat going […]

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National Pro Wrestling day in Philadelphia

February 5th, 2013 by Mr. C

(The high flying A.C.H. during the day session) Last Saturday’s festivities to celebrate National Pro Wrestling day in Philadelphia originated in the Bronx as the Mondo-mobile scooped me up in Northern NJ as we hightailed down the dirty NJ turnpike to the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia for an afternoon and evening lineup of matches. […]

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Paul Baribeau and Jason Anderson played Stardust Video & Coffee

February 3rd, 2013 by chocko

PAUL BARIBEAU at Stardust Video & Coffee (Orlando) 01.27.13 JASON ANDERSON at Stardust Video & Coffee (Orlando) 01.27.13 Another recent excursion to sunny Florida was coming to a close and on a Sunday night after nearly a week bouncing around all the Disney and Universal theme parks I decided to catch a local show in […]

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Slick Rick played Brooklyn Bowl

February 3rd, 2013 by chocko

Slick Rick performed at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City last month a couple of days before his birthday. The celebration performance featured all the hits from The Ruler’s career that dates back to the Golden Era of Hip Hop in the 80’s. When his debut album The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick came out […]

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