Global Winter Wonderland Brightens up Sacramento for the Holidays

Global Winter Wonderland

Global Winter Wonderland at Cal Expo

Global Winter Wonderland in Sacramento beginning November 22nd, 2014

By Nolan Apostle
Producer & Contributing Editor
Event City Premier Magazine

The Global Winter Wonderland arrives in Sacramento on November 22nd, 2014 at the Cal Expo grounds. It promises to dazzle any audience with it’s plethora of lights and colors so magnificent that only the heavens above can match it’s beauty.
Global Winter Wonderland is a spectacular holiday festival and multi-cultural celebration featuring:

Awe-inspiring illuminated landscapes from around the world including the Global Village, Holiday Fun, Dinosaur Maze, and the Enchanted Forest.

Two stages of entertainment – including Global Winter Wonderland’s Circus of Light

Delicious international cuisine

Full carnival with family and thrill rides

Photos with Santa and holiday shopping

Multi-cultural Theme Days featuring specific cultures’ traditional customs

For details on the show and to purchase tickets you can call (866) 251-6700

Global Winter Wonderland runs from NOV 22, 2014 – JAN 4, 2015

At the CAL EXPO in SACRAMENTO

Visit http://www.globalwonderland.com/ for all show details.

EARLIEST KNOWN ’63 BATMOBILE UP FOR AUCTION

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By Nolan Apostle
Contributing Editor & Producer
Event City Premier Magazine

Have you heard? Want to buy the original Batmobile? Well hold on a minute we have something old, but new for you. You know, just like there are new models of vehicles that come on the market from time to time in order to keep up with the times; well now’s the time for that new Batmobile or should we say Batmobiles. A selection of different models each with new technologies and uniqueness of the Batman movie. I’m sure Adam West is just rolling his eyes about now, and his Boy Wonder sidekick is shouting out a huge, “Holy Whitewalls Batman”!
On that note, we have found the true to life, real, original classic Batmobile will be auctioned very soon. This particular model has been customized and built to look exactly like the one found in the original Batman comic book series. This piece of super hero, comic book history, will cost you a pretty penny of at least $90,000, that’s if there are no other bidders of this super clean machine. 
Heritage Auctions house, the company managing this auction event, has announced that this particular model Batmobile was customized in 1960 by 23-year-old Forrest Robinson, he finished this fabrication in 1963. The above photo shows this model and they claim it is the earliest known officially licensed 1963 Batmobile, where he built it by hand from a 1956 Oldsmobile. Then two years later, George Barris customized the Batmobile for “Batman” the TV series. So why is this such a big deal? It doesn’t take a super bat to realize that this particular Batmobile from 1963 is truly the Batman fans biggest collectors item as it is to be the “earliest known car in existence that was sanctioned by a DC Comics licensee.” Additionally it is the car that started the entire Batmania craze in the early 60′s. 
After the TV series was retired and Batmania died down, Forrest sold the car for $200. It lay abandoned in a New Hampshire field for almost fifty years. This beautiful, stylish work of art remained a long-forgotten piece of American Pop Culture until it was literally dug up. The car was eventually purchased by Toy Car Exchange LLC and transported to Borbon Fabrications in Sacramento, CA, a company that specializes in vintage car restorations. 
This auction will take place via the Internet and bidding is set to commenced this December 5th at 8 p.m. PST, and the auction will end on December 6th at 9 a.m. PST. If you end up placing the winning bid on this fabulous piece of history, you will need to hop in your Batcopter to come to Northern California to pick it up .
PLEASE NOTE:
This car will NOT be on display at Heritage’s Dallas office as it is currently being stored in Northern California. All serious inquires who would like to see the car in Northern California, may contact Margaret Barrett at (310) 492-8631 to make arrangements.

If you are the successful bidder, it will be your responsibility to retrieve the car from Northern California yourself. Heritage Auctions will NOT be responsible for shipping this car to you.

CHRYSLER Builds A Futuristic Automobile – NOW

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Nolan Apostle
Producer and Contributing Editor
Event City Premier Magazine

November 14, 2014

An incredible new type of automobile is being designed and built by the Daimler Chrysler Company and is destined to change how the world drives cars. Here’s a sneak peak at the future of the automotive industry.

New York – Manhattan Harbor Web Cam – LIVE

The Manhattan Harbor Web Cam – LIVE in New York

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By Event City Live 

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Paul McCartney Final Moments at Candlestick Park, Makes Reference to the Beatles 1966 Concert

Producer & Contributing Editor
Event City Premier Magazine

Paul McCartney bids farewell to Candlestick Park, San Francisco California

After the final notes were played by Paul McCartney the San Francisco crowd went wild and Paul did a stand up job of bidding Candlestick Park a grand farewell. Through the fireworks, confetti canons, and 49,000 fans screaming, Paul addresses the last audience to ever attend an event at Candlestick,

“Hey San Francisco, THANK YOU!”

After he gets the crowds attention, he says, somewhat nonchalantly, “Candlestick you were cool all along. You were cool tonight, you were cool back then, we love ya! Good bye Candlestick Park!”

As the crowd continues to roar he finally bids them good-bye, “Hey listen folks, I’ll tell you what though, we’ll see ya next time.”  Watch the video above to see Paul McCartney and all the fans final moments at Candlestick!

During the final moments above Paul uses the term “…you were cool back then…”, referring to the Beatles’ final live concert which took place on August 29, 1966 at Candlestick Park. This would eventually become the Beatles’ last concert appearance ever. It was a 33-minute performance at Candlestick on a Monday. At the time, the Park’s capacity was 42,500 but the Beatles only filled 25,000 seats, leaving many full sections of the seating completely unsold.

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Beatles Poster – Last Concert at Candlestick Park San Francisco

The promoter of their last concert was Tempo Productions, it was owned by Bobby Mitchell and Tom Donohue (aka “Big Daddy”), who were both popular KYA radio disc jockeys. The story goes like this – In the summer of 1965 the two had received a verbal agreement to promote the Beatles’ 1965 Cow Palace shows (there were two of them). Unfortunately the contract ended up going to a San Jose promoter named Paul Cattallano. Tempo immediately took legal action against the Beatles for breach of contract, serving them a summons via a process server at the Hollywood Bowl just one day before the Cow Palace Shows. The Beatles and Tempo’s lawyers eventually cut a deal that worked between both parties. Tempo gained the rights to promote the group’s return engagement at Candlestick Park in 1966, which became the lasts live concert by the Beatles ever. 

For all of you trivia buffs,The Beatles walked on stage at 9.27pm, and they performed 11 songs which are listed here with links to more info about each song: Rock And Roll Music, She’s A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Day Tripper, Baby’s In Black, I Feel Fine, Yesterday,I Wanna Be Your Man, Nowhere Man, Paperback Writer and Long Tall Sally

More memorable facts:

  • The Beatles received 65% of the gross ticket sales, the city of San Francisco received 15% and 50 free tickets. 
  • The oversize tickets were too large to fit in the counting machines at Candlestick, they had to be counted by hand.
  • The performance was taped by Tony Barrow (Beatles Press Agent) at Paul McCartney’s request and is available at various locations in a bootleged format. The last song was truncated because the recorder ran out of tape.
  • Just before leaving the stage, John Lennon teasingly strummed the opening guitar notes of “In My Life”.
  • Wes Wilson designed the concert poster for the show. Wes later on became one of the most influential artists of the psychedelic movement and designed many important posters for Bill Graham.
  • The actual last ‘concert’ in the world by the Beatles was on January 30, 1969 when they had a ‘rooftop performance’ atop the Apple Records Studio in London. They sang for 42 minutes before being chased off by the police who responded to neighbors’ complaints.

Shades of the Bill Graham era of Day on the Greens and major Rock’n’Roll shows, I was pleased to see a very well behaved crowd and extremely impeccable orchestration of the concert and overall event. My hats off to APE (Another Planet Entertainment) Concerts for pulling this off in the true style of a Bill Graham Presents show. The extraordinary fireworks show during and after concert, to the memorabilia handout after the show. Founders of APE Concerts are former employees and an extension of the Concert Promoter’s legacy. 

CANDLESTICK PARK – A LEGENDARY VENUE

Gusty, foggy and cold are three words that define Candlestick Park. Built for what was to become a new Baseball Franchise for San Francisco, the “San Francisco Giants”. The Giants franchise began in New York City where it was established in the early years of baseball 1883. They played at four different ballparks only known as the Polo Grounds. By the 1950s the Giants franchise was fed up with an aging ballpark and began looking to relocate. Across the country in San Francisco they found a whole lot of happy voters willing to approve a $5 million bond for construction of a new stadium. In Summer 1957, majority owner of the Giants, Horace Stoneman, announced that the club would move to San Francisco. An amazing thing happened to baseball in California that year, not only were the Giants moving to California, but the Dodgers moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles as well.

The Giants made their debut in the City of San Francisco in 1958. Even though funding was approved for construction, it had not yet been built by the time the Giants moved to the city. For two seasons the Giants played at Seals Stadium, a 23,000 seat minor league ballpark. There were two possible locations for the new stadium, downtown and at Candlestick Point. Candlestick Park site was purchased at a cost of $2.7 million, the city already owned an adjoining 31 acres. Construction began in August 1958. The stadium project was engulfed in controversy as it was constructed which amounted to many delays, the Giants had hoped to open the ballpark in September 1959 but these delays pushed the opening to the following season.

Named after its location, the San Francisco Giants played their first game at Candlestick Park on April 12, 1960 against the St. Louis Cardinals. The seating capacity of Candlestick was 42,553 the grandstand consisted of two main seating decks. The original dimensions of the stadium were 330 ft. (left), 420f ft. (center), and 335 ft. (right). You can see much more information at the Ball Parks of Baseball website.

For a full 38 seasons, Giant fans came out to “the Stick” as it was known, to see players such as Bobby Bonds and then son Barry Bonds, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal, and Willie Mays play and astound the crowd.

How about them Niners?!! Almost 43 years since the San Francisco 49ers played their first game at Candlestick Park they will debut at their new home, Levi Stadium in Santa Clara. The 49ers lost to the Los Angeles Rams, 20-13, in their first game played at The ‘Stick. The weather was a gloomy 53-degree with an afternoon 16 mph wind. The team won five of their eight home games in this inaugural season, the team coached by Dick Nolan advanced to the postseason in ’71 and ’72.

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San Francisco 49ers Team Photo – Season 1 at Candlestick Park

Candlestick, in all its glory and frigidness will be missed by many. 

Please enjoy the actual raw video footage above of the final moments of the last event ever at Candlestick Park performed by Paul McCarthy who we all know was 1/4 of the Beatles! 

Enjoy and thank you for taking the time to visit Event City Creative Magazine!

LA Downtown Hyatt Renovations

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Producer & Contributing Editor
Event City Premier Magazine

The LA Downtown Hotel joined the Hyatt family and completed a $25 million transition to officially become a Hyatt Regency Hotel last year. The beautiful renovations gave the structure a new, modern look for the hotel and service upgrades to each of the 400 guest rooms and 69 suites at the property. All of the property’s public spaces, business and fitness centers, restaurants, the grand lobby and all of the meeting and event areas also are included in this transformation.

This will add the “new” Downtown Los Angeles property as the Hyatt Downtown Los Angeles, an upscale Luxury Hotel and a great destination for both the leisure and business traveler alike. L.A. is a beacon of style and sophistication, and this freshly renovated hotel is no exception. It is located in the heart of the city, near the Financial District and Convention Center, and this hotel property offers guests a convenient place to relax in luxury. The grand, 2-story entrance features a chic Lobby Bar & Lounge, with a 25-foot wall of glass to let in that beautiful California sunshine which everyone appreciates – locals and out of town visitors alike. This new Hyatt property was a superb addition to the Downtown Los Angeles area and has been an asset to the gentrification of the entire LA Live and Convention Center district.

This property was a great new addition to the Downtown Los Angeles area and we look forward to doing a year review on the property and surrounding area. Event City is planning to visit the area sometime in the next few months if there is anything you’d like to see us cover or talk about on this hotel property, other properties, attractions, events, theme parks, or anywhere else in the Southern California area please send us a message via Email at the Event City Premier Magazine or you can leave us a Reply Message here as well. Thank you for being a cherished follower of Event City and our Publication Group – Event City Creative. To contact the LA Downtown Hotel here’s their contact info:

The LA Hotel Downtown
333 South Figueroa
Los Angeles, California, USA, 90071
1-213-617-1133

WHITE HOUSE MAKER FAIRE JUNE 18TH

WHITE HOUSE TO HOST MAKER FAIRE DAY EVENT ON LOCATION JUNE 18TH, 2014

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Contributing Editor Event City Premier Magazine

Nine years ago in sunny San Mateo California, what is now the edge of the ever expanding Silicon Valley, the birth of a new concept, an event for those who “Make”, almost a hobby of an idea in the making, the original Maker Faire was born on April 22, 2006. Now as we prepare for the 10th year of the Maker Faire, the event has grown to immense proportions. Since the launch of Maker Faire in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006 with about 20,000 in attendance the event has grown to over 100 independently-produced Mini and Featured Maker Faires around the world, including various major international cities such as Tokyo, Rome, Santiago, and Oslo. This year’s Faire in San Mateo reached well over the breaking point of 150,000 attendees over the two day weekend. Arthur Habbit, a local residence from San Carlos, California said this of the Faire, “No matter how many people come to this event it is the most mellow crowd I have seen anywhere, even beats Disneyland’s crowds, hands down!” As diverse and exciting as this event has become, it is not without it’s share of problems, right now, what to do with an incredible swelling audience. It seems as if this incredible, expanding festival of invention and creativity is thriving like an anthill running out of earth to place its growing population and the precious gem of a venue, the San Mateo Fairgrounds, which has become the ultimate location for this Maker Faire event. Not only is the audience of attendees busting at the Event Center’s seams, so does the collection of Makers who everyone comes to see.

The event has gone from a simple group of “Maker Geeks” with some die-hard fans or curious folks, to a massive, worldwide, something for everyone movement. It’s popularity has reached the White House with the President of the United States issuing a proclamation for “National Day of Making”. President proudly presented the proclamation, “I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 18, 2014, as National Day of Making.” See the Presidents proclamation here.  

On this day the White House will host the White House version of a Maker Faire. It has invited makers from all over the United States inviting them to attend and participate as a maker, volunteer, attendee, anyone can get involved in the maker movement.

Makers everywhere are rejoicing to this huge push for a massively growing audience of inventors, entrepreneurs, tinkerers, crafters and many more. Dennis Shelgren, a maker from Campo Seco, California, is working on a new technology solar solution for both individuals as well as enterprise solutions. He is the co-founder of a new Maker Group located jointly and supported by both Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties.

So why the White House? What is the reason behind President’s Obama push for a White House Maker Faire? Maybe a piece of the answer to that question is here at the White House Blog where you’ll find an interview by Phil Larson, ‎Senior Advisor to the President for Space and Innovation, he interviews Dale Dougherty, CEO of Maker Media, founders of the Maker Faire. It could also be this young inventor’s ideas and inspirational spirit to “Make”!

The President is hosting the first-ever White House Maker Faire on the grounds of the White House and it will feature Makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all ages who are using cutting-edge tools to bring their ideas to life. The rise of the Maker Movement represents a huge opportunity for the United States. Nationwide, new tools for democratized production are boosting innovation and entrepreneurship in manufacturing, in the same way that the Internet and cloud computing have lowered the barriers to entry for digital startups, creating the foundation for new products and processes that can help to revitalize American manufacturing.

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