Archive for January, 2011

Rattlemouth Vs And The Wiremen

Posted in Music with tags , on January 29, 2011 by kozmicdogz

Tonight January 29th:

Rattlemouth at Emilios

And the Wiremen at Balliceaux

I can’t make either one. Let me know how it goes!

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Not Picking Oscar Winners!

Posted in Film with tags , on January 29, 2011 by kozmicdogz

There has been a plethora of good movies out lately. Here are my favorites in order which I liked them:

1  “True Grit”

2  “Winter’s Bone”

3  “Black Swan”

4  “The King’s Speech”

5  “Tron”

6  “The Social Network”

And this morning a friend called and said that “127 Hours” beats them all!

The Oscars are on February 27th.

ChinaFest – Jan 28 & 30 – Feb 3-6

Posted in Film on January 27, 2011 by kozmicdogz


From the University of Richmond Communications:

The 6th Annual ChinaFest of films, art, a panel discussion and family fun day takes place Jan. 28 and 30, and Feb. 3-6 in Richmond.

A different contemporary Chinese film will be shown each day of the festival at the University of Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts or Byrd Theatre.

The panel of authors and business leaders will present personal observations about China today, and the Feb. 5 Family Day will celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with art projects, storytelling, face painting, a mini-parade and other activities for children and adults.

Admission to all events is free, except for film showings at the Virginia Museum ($7) and Byrd ($3). ChinaFest was created by The Rose Group for Cross-Cultural Understanding, with support from the University of Richmond and other local and national organizations.

For a complete list of sponsors and schedule of this year’s activities, see http://www.theROSEgroup.org.

The Continentals – Tonight!

Posted in Music with tags , on January 25, 2011 by kozmicdogz

The Continentals - August 2009

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 – The Continentals Annual Winter concert will take place at Hermitage High School from 7pm-9pm. Hermitage High School is located at 8301 Hungry Spring Road in Henrico County.

Bill Zickafoose the founder and long time leader of the Continentals passed away in November 2009. His band plays on.

Djangoary – Jan 23 Django Reinhardt – 101 Years Old

Posted in Music with tags , , , on January 24, 2011 by kozmicdogz

Amie Oliver posted a video to flikr of the Happy Lucky Combo from Ellwoods Coffee on Saturday night. Special guests of Happy Lucky Combo on the video are Paul Watson, cornet and Emily Avesian on clarinet.

We missed the Happy Lucky Combo at Ellwoods because we traveled north to Ashland Coffee & Tea for the Djanuary Django Fest which celebrated Django Reinhardt’s 101st Birthday and featured three bands:

The Musette Project (PA), The Woodshedders (WV), and Gypsy Roots (RVA).

The Musette Project

Next weekend Gypsy Roots with 2 other Django inspired bands will be playing in Roanoke, VA.

Poe Is Still Dead

Posted in Writers & Writing with tags on January 21, 2011 by kozmicdogz

Here is a post by an eye witness from the site of Poe’s grave the night of January 19th. Written by Virginia Clemm and posted on The Rumpus it is titled ‘Last Night at the Grave.”

On January 19th, for the second year in a row, the infamous ‘Poe Toaster‘ failed to appear at Edgar Allan Poe’s grave. Virginia Clemm (the pen name of this essay’s anonymous author), on the other hand, was in attendance..

Now It’s Your Turn!

Posted in Writers & Writing with tags on January 21, 2011 by kozmicdogz

From NPR:

Thank you for your entry.

Your submission to Round Six of our Three-Minute Fiction contest has been received. As we must read through thousands of stories per round, you will not receive any further confirmation. This response serves as proof that we have received your story.

We’ll be posting our favorites at http://www.npr.org/threeminutefiction where you’ll also find the complete rules of the contest. Round six of Three Minute Fiction is open as of 12:00am EST on January 8, 2011. Round six ends at 11:59pm ET on January 23, 2011. All entries must be received by then. Our winner will be notified in February.

Thanks for writing and good luck!

There are just a few more days to enter NPR’s Three Minute Fiction contest.

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