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Happy Pride Day 2018!

According to the numerous posts I am seeing on Facebook and watching on NY1, today is “Pride Day” and with that being the case we wanted to wish all of our readers that might be celebrating this a very happy and incident free day.

For those who didn’t know this, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. Here in the USA, the last Sunday in June is generally celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but I’ve read that the actual day is flexible. As an entertainment scribe, I’ve been fortunate enough to meet people from all walks of life and of creed, color and preference. They all make my world and work that much more interesting. Enjoy your day and again be safe 🙂

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Announcing The Return Of The “Fear The Riff” Expo

Calling all regional musicians. Pay some heed to this recent bit of press about the return of the “Fear The Riff” Expo. The full press release is below and don’t worry I will return with some closing thoughts at the end of course.

The Press Release:
The 2nd Annual FEAR THE RIFF EXPO will be coming to Brooklyn on August 11th, 2018. Gearheads, effects aficionados and fans who want to meet their heroes alike will enjoy the event, happening at the Brooklyn Expo Center from 10am through 6pm.

The Guitar industry is in the midst of a true renaissance. A surge of innovative boutique and small batch crafters have carved out an exceptional market for true tone seekers and gear heads. FEAR THE RIFF is proud to have assembled the best in boutique guitar effects, amps and accessories in the country’s greatest city, New York. For one day, 60-plus vendors will converge upon Brooklyn’s Expo Center to demo their latest creations to industry, press and of course music fans from all over. FEAR THE RIFF Expo is the perfect environment for makers to network, get exposure for their latest creations and sell inventory on-site directly to the public.

FEAR THE RIFF EXPO will feature many artists showcasing their endorsed product including ZAKK WYLDE (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY/OZZY). Zakk will be on site showcasing his brand Wylde Audio while meeting fans and doing a signing session. Zakk will be doing his Meet & Greet from 12:15 to 1:30 PM.
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Greece Announced as Partner Country at 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show

If you’ve been following the adventures over on this website, you might recall that I attended the Summer Fancy Food Show last year for the very first time. It was a terrific experience and my findings can be perused on our posts that you will find HERE. At the end of June, “The Chronicles” will be on point once more and that leads me to share some amazing news about Greece being announced as the partner country at this years show. Now, we aren’t Greeks over here but we do love the visuals that have been seen from the country and their incredible foods. Let’s take a look at the full press release about this.

The Press Release:
The Specialty Food Association announced today that Greece will be their partner country for this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show, the largest marketplace for specialty food in North America, taking place June 30 – July 2 in New York City. Enterprise Greece is organizing the participation of Greece at the Show.

“We’re excited to have Greece as our partner country for the 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show,” said Phil Kafarakis, president, Specialty Food Association. “With the continued popularity of the Mediterranean diet and its health benefits, this is a great time to focus on Greek foods. The influence of Greek ingredients in the American diet and on American shelves is a great example of the expansion of specialty food in the U.S.”
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Alert: Electric Zoo: “The Big 10” Releases Day By Day Line-Up

Hey there my friends, just wanted to take a moment of your day post this Memorial Day weekend holiday and share the lineup rundown from the Electric Zoo “The Big 10” music festival that will be heading our way during the Labor Day holidays. Check it out if this kind of music is to your liking.

The Press Release:
New York’s electronic music festival-ELECTRIC ZOO: THE BIG 10-has announced its day-by-day lineup for its 10th birthday at Randall’s Island Park in New York City August 31, September 1 & 2. Single day tickets will become available this Thursday, May 31 by registering at

Event organizers MADE EVENT have broken down its star-studded lineup into three days of the world’s finest DJs and most mind-melting production in the heart of the city that never sleeps. From titanic headliners to underground favorites and scene champions encompassing a wide range of styles from deep house and techno to trance, trap and future bass, ELECTRIC ZOO: THE BIG 10 features over 80 acts across four stages each day.

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Kicking off the festival on Friday, August 31, with their first trip to Electric Zoo will be Billboard Dance 100 #4 artist Marshmello and Porter Robinson’s new live project Virtual Self. Friday’s Sunday School Grove stage features a partnership with Anna Lunoe’s HYPERHOUSE and AC Slater’s Night Bass which will feature the hottest sounds that jackin’ and bass house music has to offer.
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Image Comics Reveals Events/Signings For Book Expo/Book Con 2018

Both and “The Chronicles” have been attending the Book Expo and Book Con for a couple of years now and an overview of last years adventure can be found on THIS LINK. The two conventions begin tomorrow (5/30) and one of the publishers in attendance are the fine folks from Image Comics. Earlier this morning, we received a press release with some of the exclusive events and signings that will be taking place over the course of the next five days. Check it out by clicking the logo below as this has been already posted on the website.

Piercing Ken Thoughts: Sorry to send you over to the other site instead of re-posting here. I am quite wrapped up in getting a number of posts online to run while I am at these events. I’ll be exploring them as press and I look forward to presenting you some posts so stay tuned. Oh and before I go, if you are curious as to what the folks at Image Comics usually give away at Book Expo click on THIS LINK. See you soon.

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