DVD Review: The Boston Red Sox 2007 World Series Collector’s Edition

As a card carrying member of Red Sox Nation, I suffered many years before that magical season in 2004, when my beloved team finally won a championship after eighty-six years of disappointments. Even though I’ll never forget that night in October 1986, when that slow roller down the first base line went through Bill Buckner’s …

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DVD Review: Sonic Underground – Volume 1

Sonic Underground, which debuted in 1999 was the third cartoon series based on Sega’s popular video game character, Sonic the Hedgehog. Underground finds Sonic as one of three siblings–also including Manic and Sonia–who has joined the others to form the rock group Sonic Underground. The band members are also the children of Aleena, queen of …

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Music Review: Jars of Clay – Christmas Songs

Jars of Clay was formed back in 1993 at Illinois’ Greenville College by singer/songwriter Dan Haseltine and keyboardist Charlie Lowell; they were joined by fellow music major Stephen Mason on guitar and Matt Bronleewee later joined the band as second guitarist. The Christian band had an interest in releasing a holiday themed album from the …

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Music Review: Mannheim Steamroller – Christmas Song

Chip Davis, better known as Mannheim Steamroller, once wrote advertising jingles with Bill Fries and helped him create the popular C.W. McCall character, the man behind the 1976 hit “Convoy.” Shortly after that, Davis started recording what he called “18th century classical rock” — classical music performed on electric bass and synthesizers. He eventually came …

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Music Review: Barry Manilow – In the Swing of Christmas

I’m starting to wonder if Barry Manilow ever sleeps. Since 2005 alone, the man born Barry Alan Pincus on June 17, 1943 has released three best selling albums, while starring in his own Las Vegas stage show, Manilow: Music and Passion. Despite his busy schedule, Manilow found the time to record In the Swing of …

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