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Daddy’s Hangout 2021 Week 12 NFL Predictions

Welcome to Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season as this is Thanksgiving week. With that, the NFL got you covered with three games to enjoy. Week 11 finally saw me come out with a positive record. My record was 5-2 and my overall mark went to 51-36, The winning percentage jumped from 57.5 to 58.6%. Last week, we saw the continued dominance by the Patriots defense as they shutout the Falcons. Indianapolis made a statement by going to Buffalo and beating down the Bills. The Chiefs defense continues to sh...
Tags: Minnesota, Washington, Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Raiders, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Chicago, Steelers, New Orleans, Jazz, Chargers, Dallas, Aaron Rodgers


Daddy’s Hangout Week 8 2021 NFL Predictions

Welcome to Week 8 of the 2021 NFL season as a lot of teams are separating from others. My record was 4-2 last week, which brings my overall mark to 38-22. My winning percentage went up a little from 63 to 63.3%. The Arizona Cardinals remain undefeated after a dominating performance against the Houston Texans. Kyler Murray connected with his new target, Zach Ertz on a 47-yard TD pass. Cincinnati made a statement as they went to Baltimore and blew out the Ravens. Tampa Bay manhandled the Chicago B...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, Cowboys, NFL, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Chicago, Steelers, Arizona, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans, Jazz, Chargers, Aaron Rodgers, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers


Daddy’s Hangout 2021 Week 5 NFL Predictions

Welcome to Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season. We have only one undefeated team left in the NFL and that is the Arizona Cardinals. The Las Vegas Raiders fell to the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night. The Denver Broncos lost to the Baltimore Ravens as Teddy Bridgewater went down with a concussion. Carolina was another undefeated that went down as they fell to the Dallas Cowboys. Finally, the Los Angeles Rams are no longer undefeated as they were beaten down by the Arizona Cardinals. My Week 4 recor...
Tags: Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, NFL, Raiders, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Tennessee, Arizona, Dallas Cowboys, Jazz, Chargers, Miami, Aaron Rodgers


Seven new books on musical theater: from Hamilton to Oklahoma! [reading list]

The musical is perhaps one of the easiest forms of theater to introduce new audiences to, and with theaters around the world anticipating opening their doors again in the coming weeks and months, the joy of the curtain lifting in a real-life setting can be shared once again.Whether you’re new to the stage or eagerly counting down the days, explore some of our recent titles looking behind the scenes of musical theater. 1. Dueling Grounds: Revolution and Revelation in the Musical Hamilton edited b...
Tags: Europe, Books, Music, Featured, Congress, Americas, Broadway, Hugh Jackman, Camelot, Alan Cumming, Oklahoma, Hamilton, Sutton Foster, Bernstein, Carter, Lee


Roller disco returns as Nile Rodgers curates music for DiscOasis food, drink and skating event

A new music-driven interactive experience will debut at the South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes and run Friday, July 16 through Labor Day, Sept. 6. The DiscOasis is immersive outdoor roller disco played out in multiple environments with music curated by award-winning composer, producer, songwriter and guitarist Nile Rodgers who will serve as the event’s Groovemaster, spinning classic songs like “Le Freak,” “Dance, Dance, Dance,” “We Are Family,” “My Feet Keep Dancing,” “Good Times,” “Rapp...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Nile Rodgers, Rodgers, Palos Verdes, Creative Artists Agency CAA, South Coast Botanic Garden, Music + Concerts, Top Stories Breeze, Restaurants Food and Drink


Daddy’s Hangout 2020 Conference Championship Predictions

We are now down to the Final Four of this NFL season. My record for the Divisional Round was 2-2 and my playoff mark is 6-4. My two losses came when the Buffalo Bills defeated the Baltimore Ravens, and the Buccaneers took down the Saints. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Los Angeles Rams to advance to the NFC Championship for my first win. My other win saw the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Cleveland Browns in a close one to advance. This was a great weekend of football and so much to unpack as...
Tags: Cleveland Browns, NFL, New Orleans, Jazz, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Tom Brady, Buffalo Bills, Nfc, Buffalo, Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City, Jones, Baltimore Ravens, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Browns


Daddy’s Hangout 2020 NFL Divisional Round Predictions

First off, congratulations to Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide on winning the national championship. The Tide defeated Ohio State to capture their 13th title and the 7th for Saban. As far as the NFL, we all can agree with their first ever Super Wild Card weekend. My record was 4-2 this past weekend as we Saw some upsets. The first loss came when the Rams went to Seattle and beat the Seahawks. Los Angeles frustrated Russell Wilson the entire game and Jared Goff proved his toughness. The ...
Tags: Minneapolis, New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Tennessee, Steelers, New Orleans, Jazz, Aaron Rodgers, Seattle Seahawks, Tom Brady, Nfc, Buffalo, Kansas City Chiefs


How John Coltrane Introduced the World to His Radical Sound in the Groundbreaking Recording of “My Favorite Things”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg1RGmyl-_A John Coltrane released “more significant works” than his 1960 “My Favorite Things,” says Robin Washington in a PRX documentary on the classic reworking of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway hit. “A Love Supreme” is often cited as the zenith of the saxophonist’s career. “But if you tried to explain that song to an average listener, you would lose them. [“My Favorite Things”] is a definitive work that everyone knows, and anyone can listen to, and...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Washington, Broadway, Davis, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Rogers, Coltrane, Julie Andrews, Facebook Twitter, Rodgers, Hammerstein, George Gershwin, Josh Jones


When ABBA Wrote Music for the Cold War-Themed Musical, Chess: “One of the Best Rock Scores Ever Produced for the Theatre” (1984)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfalfT1Iqmg Chess is amazing. The simplicity of its characters and plot (capture the king!) can be appreciated and understood by children; the complexity of its tactics can consume an adult life. Despite its medieval origins—and stumpers for us moderns like the strategic importance of a bishop on the battlefield—chess remains as much a potent allegory for power and its tactics as it was 1,500 years ago in India when it was called “chaturanga.”  The game ha...
Tags: Google, Music, UK, London, College, China, India, New York City, Time, Theatre, Bbc, New York Times, Broadway, Moscow, Abba, Andrew Lloyd Webber


4 charged in Los Angeles shooting death of rising rapper Pop Smoke

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. LOS ANGELES  — Two men and two teens have been charged in the shooting death of rising rapper Pop Smoke, who was killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February, the district attorney’s office said Monday. Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement that Corey Walker and Keandre Rodgers were charged with murder that occurred during the commission of a robbery and burglary. The two boys, 15 and 17 years old, were also charged with mu...
Tags: Music, New York, News, Shooting, Washington, Nicki Minaj, Theft, Uncategorized, Burglary, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Homicide, Local News, San Bernardino Mountains


Nile Rodgers Tells the Story of How He Turned David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” from Folk to New Wave Funk

When David Bowie invited Chic guitarist and all-around funk/disco guitar genius Nile Rodgers to make an album of “hits” in Switzerland, Rogers remembers thinking, “okay, ‘hits’ with David Bowie, that’s an awesome project.” The way he deadpans might make us think he wasn’t super stoked about it, but the fact is, it’s hard to impress Nile Rodgers. He has produced, written, and played guitar—the very Stratocaster he’s holding in the video above—on “hundreds, maybe thousands” of records, he ...
Tags: Google, Music, Texas, College, David, David Bowie, Switzerland, Npr, Nile Rodgers, Rogers, Bowie, Facebook Twitter, Rodgers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow


Album Review: Pet Shop Boys, “Hotspot”

One could successfully argue that the Pet Shop Boys are one of the greatest singles bands of all time. They’ve notched 22 Top 10 hits in their native UK, only one behind George Michael, a mere three behind both David Bowie and Queen, and one song ahead of the Rolling Stones. They also sent an additional 20 songs into the Top 40, 17 of which peaked in the Top 20. They are pop royalty. And it wasn’t done in some white-hot flash of creativity; their UK Top 40 streak spans 24 years and 10 albu...
Tags: Music, UK, Berlin, David Bowie, Queen, George Michael, Nile Rodgers, Album Reviews, Rodgers, Neil Tennant, CD Review, Stuart Price, Rolling Stones They


CD Review: Pet Shop Boys, “Hotspot”

One could successfully argue that the Pet Shop Boys are one of the greatest singles bands of all time. They’ve notched 22 Top 10 hits in their native UK, only one behind George Michael, a mere three behind both David Bowie and Queen, and one song ahead of the Rolling Stones. They also sent an additional 20 songs into the Top 40, 17 of which peaked in the Top 20. They are pop royalty. And it wasn’t done in some white-hot flash of creativity; their UK Top 40 streak spans 24 years and 10 albu...
Tags: Music, UK, Berlin, David Bowie, Queen, George Michael, Nile Rodgers, Cd Reviews, Rodgers, Neil Tennant, CD Review, Stuart Price, Rolling Stones They


Daddy’s Hangout NFL 2020 Divisional Round Predictions

Welcome to the Elite 8 or the Divisional Round of the playoffs. If you picked against me last week during the Wild Card, you had an amazing weekend. My record was 1-3, which dropped my overall record to 84-47. The winning percentage dipped from 65.5 to 64.1%. The only win was the Houston Texans beating the Buffalo Bills in an overtime thriller. The other three games saw the road team come away victorious. The Tennessee Titans went to New England and beat the Patriots on an amazing performance ...
Tags: Minnesota, NFL, Mark Ingram, San Francisco, Dolphins, Tennessee, New Orleans, Jazz, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Watson, Philadelphia, Nfc, Minnesota Vikings


49ers Destroy Packers on Sunday Night Football

November 24, 2019; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa (97) celebrates a sack against the Green Bay Packers during the second quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports   Week 12 of the NFL season is almost over. We have the Monday night game between the Los Angeles Rams and Baltimore Ravens left. In the most anticipated game of the week, the Patriots edged the Cowboys in a defensive battle. The Saints continue to roll as a game winni...
Tags: Usa, New York, Minnesota, Cowboys, NFL, San Francisco, Steelers, Jazz, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Buffalo, Oakland, Seattle, Saints, Giants, Baltimore


What Makes a Popular Song Great?

Rob Kapilow’s “Listening for America” explains how to distinguish good from bad in the Great American Songbook.
Tags: Music, News, Berlin, America, Richard, Stephen, Irving, Robert, Bernstein, George, Porter, Harold, Sondheim, Rodgers, Gershwin, Kern


Packers Edge Chiefs in Competitive Battle Sunday Night

On Sunday night, the Packers edge Chiefs in competitive battle. This was a marquee matchup featuring Aaron Rodgers versus Patrick Mahomes when the schedule came out. Unfortunately, Patrick Mahomes injured his knee and wasn’t able to play. Earlier in the day, both San Francisco and New England remained undefeated. The 49ers blew out Carolina 51-13. The Patriots beat the Browns 27-13 as Bill Belichick picked up his 300th career victory.  Drew Brees returned after missing five games due to a thum...
Tags: Football, Sports, Oakland Raiders, NFL, Drew Brees, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, Sunday Night Football, Jazz, Aaron Rodgers, Bill Belichick, Green Bay Packers, Jets, Buffalo, Minnesota Vikings


At least in Green Book, jazz is high art

I’m anxiously awaiting the release of Bolden, a film about the New Orleans cornettist Buddy Bolden (1888 – 1933) who may actually have invented jazz. But since Bolden will not be released until May, and since April is Jazz Appreciation Month, now is a good time to talk about the cultural capital that jazz has recently acquired, at least in that multiply honored film, Green Book. As is often the case when a film is honored lavishly, however, Green Book has run up against a backlash. If nothing el...
Tags: Books, Music, Hollywood, Featured, Film, Russia, Classical Music, New Orleans, Jazz, Elvis Presley, Oscars, Shirley, Richard, Elvis, Charles Mingus, Don


Inside The Trader Joe's Black Market — Where Everything Bagel Seasoning Costs $22

You may associate Trader Joe’s with Hawaiian shirts but, paradoxically, the beloved grocery chain doesn’t have any locations in Hawaii. The closest store is a few thousand miles away in California. Thus, Marli Arneson, a 25-year-old from Oahu craving Trader Joe’s ginger turmeric tea, did what many of us might: She went on Amazon and bought a box for $9.74, assuming the two retailers had a partnership. But no. It was only later that Arneson learned her sought-after tea hadn’t come directly from ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Fashion, Music, New York, Australia, California, Washington, Ebay, New York City, US, Atlanta, Walmart, Aldi, Canada, United States


Rodgers And Hammerstein Are Getting 90% Of Songwriting Royalties On Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings”

"7 Rings" is a big hit for Ariana Grande. It's been streamed more than a billion times around the world, and this week, the song is back up to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the sixth time it's topped the chart. But according to The New York Times, it's an … More »
Tags: Music, News, Ariana Grande, The New York Times, Rodgers, Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein


9 Possible Destinations for LeVeon Bell

We’ve already talked about the possible destinations for Antonio Brown. We now turn our attention to LeVeon Bell, who didn’t play last season. LeVeon Bell have arguably been the top RB over the last five years. When it comes to Bell, he can beat you by running the ball or catching it out of the backfield. With the year off, will it help or hurt him in the long run? Either way, he’ll have a list of suitors who would love to have him in their backfield. With free agents being able to sign this w...
Tags: Cowboys, Football, NFL, Derek Carr, Steelers, Jazz, Aaron Rodgers, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, Tom Brady, Philadelphia, Michigan, Houston, Oakland


6 Possible Destinations for Antonio Brown

The football season is behind us as the Patriots beat the Rams to capture their 6th Super Bowl Championship. When it comes to the offseason, there’s usually plenty of action and transactions that take place. One of the biggest stories will be where will Antonio Brown will be playing next season? As we all know, Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers bumped heads at the end of the year. In the final week of the season, Brown was forced to sit because of various reasons. The owner of the Stee...
Tags: New York, Football, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, NFL, Raiders, San Francisco, Steelers, Jazz, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Amari Cooper, Jets, Oakland, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seahawks


Kathy Sledge on the 40th Anniversary of the Joyful Song, 'We Are Family'

None Four decades after it unfairly became a casualty of the "Disco Sucks" movement, maligned as a cheesy artifact of the era like high platform soled shoes and white polyester suits, Sister Sledge's 1979 album We Are Family remains one of the most solid soul collections ever put on wax. It arrived at a pivotal moment in the career of Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge, the four sisters from Philadelphia: after two albums (Circle of Love and Together) and one top 40 R&B single ("Love Don't Go ...
Tags: Feature, Music, Disco, Interview, America, Pop, Soul, Atlantic, R&B, Philadelphia, Will Smith, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Jacksons, Nile Rodgers, Anderson


Ariana Grande – “7 Rings (Remix)” (Feat. 2 Chainz)

Ariana Grande's new single "7 Rings" has only been in the world for two weeks, but it's been an eventful two weeks. The Rodgers and Hammerstein-interpolating conspicuous-consumption anthem has already become the #1 song in the country, Grande's second single to reach that pinnacle. It has also inspired a spectacularly botched palm tattoo; … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Ariana Grande, 2 Chainz, Rodgers, Hammerstein


Chic Were the Zenith of Disco

None One of the greatest losses I experienced as a result of sustaining injuries in 2012 was dancing. Spinal and feet damage have made it if not quite impossible then certainly much harder to graze a rug, never mind cut it. Listening to the glorious first three years of the Chic Organization's output, as presented in this box, forced me to confront that loss head-on. The best disco, and Chic were sometimes disco even though they transcended it, was highly sensual and absolutely thrilling to...
Tags: Music, Disco, Review, Diana, R&B, Khan, Music Review, Diana Ross, Nile Rodgers, Chic, Zenith, Risque, Funk, Norma Jean, Rodgers, Edwards


Music brings us all together – My weekend at Amsterdam Dance Event 2018

The lights are flashing above, reflections, bright flashes, and flickers. Maybe there’s a disco ball above. Speakers in the corner, hanging from above, behind, in front—the sounds are seemingly coming from everywhere around you. A slick floor; probably some broken glass. The smell of sweat and stale beer. A mass of bodies moving separately but similarly. The dance club is a magical place. • • • Sitting in a dark auditorium in Amsterdam, the night already upon us, I was quickly ushered into an...
Tags: Travel, Google, Music, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Nile Rodgers, Rodgers, Lindy Hop, Donna Summers, Madonna Duran Duran David Bowie, Brooklyn Berlin Amsterdam


Daddys Hangout 2018 Week 8 NFL Predictions

Welcome to Week 8 of the NFL season. This season is just flying by and it’s crazy that the Los Angeles Rams is the lone undefeated team in the league. Last week I predicted 10 games and my record was 6-4. My overall record dipped down to 36-22, which lowered my overall winning percentage goes from 62.5 to 62.1%. There will be some great playoff caliber match-ups and possibly a conference championships game. The Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars continue their free falls last week. T...
Tags: England, London, Minnesota, Football, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Raiders, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jazz, Miami, Aaron Rodgers, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers


“IT’S ABOUT TIME”: GREG RUGGIERO, MURRAY WALL, STEVE LITTLE

Maybe you wouldn’t connect those mostly-somber faces with a new CD of gorgeous music, but trust me. Perhaps this will help: The roots of this delightful effusion of thoughtful, swinging adult music go back a few years.  When I heard … Continue reading →
Tags: Wow, Bliss, Jazz, Rodgers, Gershwin, Great American Songbook, Generosities, It's All True, Jazz Titans, The Heroes Among Us, The Real Thing, The Things We Love, Jazz Lives, Michael Steinman, Ideal Places, Irreplaceable


Grace Notes: Elvis and Ella Fitzgerald Sang It. She Says Her Father Wrote It.

“Blue Moon” is credited to Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. A documentary filmmaker tried to get to the bottom of a family story that it was really written by her father.
Tags: Music, News, Richard, Elvis, Rodgers, Ella Fitzgerald, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Manhattan (NYC, Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization


Daddy’s Hangout NFL Week 1 Predictions 2018

This year, I’ll be doing my college football prediction on my other website. After an incredibly crazy offseason, we finally get back to some real action. Coming into this season, we can honestly say that the NFC is like the Western Conference in the NBA. They are stacked with about seven teams that could potentially make a Super Bowl run. Philadelphia, Atlanta, Minnesota, New Orleans, Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay and Carolina have legitimate chances. In the AFC, we all know about New England, ...
Tags: New York, Featured, Minnesota, California, Cowboys, Football, NFL, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas Cowboys, Nba, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jazz, Aaron Rodgers



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