From the mid ’90s through the turn of the millennium, the American big leagues reveled in the invasion of the Cuban pitcher. Jos Contreras and Liv Hern strolled to freedom during international tournaments in Mexico. Liv brother Orlando took a more scenic route, which involved a speedboat trip, a Coast Guard interception, and a near international incident.
The audio summons a stranger or a ghost, a living presence or a fleeting memory of someone that may have been lost. Sit with me for a moment and remember makes manifest Michael Pinchbeck’s recent practice as research about and into memory, nostalgia and loss. It continues his ongoing research interests into ‘staging loss’ and ‘performing absence’ that surfaced in a symposium he co convened at the University of Lincoln in 2016 Staging Loss: Performance as Commemoration.
Floridas advertising superstars the Miami Dolphins Dan Marino and Orlando Magics Shaquille ONeal are excellent examples. Truth Female athletes suffer because television sports programming largely features sports played by men. Tennis player Monica Seles and gymnasts Mary Lou Retton and Kathy Rigby are a fortunate few.David Burns, whose Chicago firm, Burns Sports Celebrity Service, matches athletes and advertisers, said the recent clamor to use athletes in ads can be traced directly to Jordan and Nike.Jordan so mesmerized basketball fans with his athletic moves, toothy smile and sincere persona that he became the talk of the sports world, Burns said.Nike realized that, signed Jordan to a multiyear shoe contract, named Air Jordan sneakers after him, and the rest is history.
Whether you filed early or you’re scrambling to get everything done before the clock runs down, Tax Day is finally here. The bad news is that doing your taxes is not fun. But the good news is after today you don’t really need to think about it for the rest of the year.
Perhaps the most fascinating story we heard during our tour was how, many years ago before the caverns were opened for public tours, Freemasons held initiation rituals inside. Men would venture deep into the caverns and then would be instructed to find their way out with only a few provisions. Some would literally emerge naked many days later, having used their clothes to burn for torches.
The plan was for the freshmen to make up the varsity roster this season. Commonwealth got early experience this fall when the team held a showcase with local high school and prep teams, including MacDuffie and Division I state champion Putnam Vocational. Its regular season slate, like that weekend jamboree, is stacked with talented teams..