Madonna’s 8 Minute Monolog On Paris Attacks at Stockholm Concert Fills Audience with Love

Madonna’s love filled 8 minute muse during her concert in Stockholm one day after the tragedy in Paris. Gotta Love the Queen of Rock!


By Nolan Apostle
Contributing Editor
Event City Premier Magazine

The world renown singer, a true performing powerhouse, shared her feelings just one day after the tragic bombings in Paris. Madonna put the brakes on her Saturday evening concert at the Tele 2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden to take the time out of her performance for a teary-eyed tribute to those who died in the tragic terrorist killings on Friday.


An emotional Madonna spoke openly to the audience and had some strong heartfelt words, “Obviously this whole show is about celebrating life and standing up for your rights, fighting for what you believe in.”   She went on to say, “Actually I don’t need my guitar for this, because, it’s been very hard for me to get through the show up to this point, and not forget about what happened last night, so I need to take this moment to acknowledge the tragedy, the tragic killings, assassinations, and the senseless endings of precious life that occurred last night in Paris.”

A keen introduction as she hands off her guitar and begins to share her feelings with an audience who got to see a rare glimpse of the superstar in such a personal, public and  very emotional state . She appropriately ended her speech with one of her more popular tunes, “Just Like a Prayer”.

This is an Event City must watch video!


Digital Music Summit in So Bay Offers Sweet Deal to Attend


This Sunday, the College of Silicon Valley, Mission College of Santa Clara will host the “2015 Digital Music Summit” (DMS), truly a musician’s E-Ticket ride to the modern day, state of the art recording workshop. The offering is a digital delight of an entire day for the seasoned musician, audiophile or even just a beginner interested in learning the ins and outs of Digital Recording. You will get a chance to mingle and meet your new Summit buddies, the staff, and all of the guest producers with food and a free t-shirt thrown in for good measures.

The Mission College Director of Digital Music, Phil Hawkins, promises a variety of digital recording workshops, clinics, and performances by some of the best musicians and audio engineers in the music business today. There will also be a “Digital Music Summit Marketplace” featuring some of the top digital music equipment vendors displaying their latest wares.

Phil talked about the overall workshop and demos in an interview with Event City last week and brought up a crucial point, “It’s important that anyone thinking of attending the Summit realizes this is not just for the longtime musician or expert music junkie, but for anyone with an interest in learning to do digital recording.”

The Digital Music Summit will be held in Mission College’s brand new state-of-the-art recording studio located in the Gillmore Center, Rm GC125— 3000 Mission College Blvd in Santa Clara on Sunday, November 22, 2015. The event runs from 10am to 7pm.

The 2015 “Digital Music Summit” will feature hands-on recording clinics led by world class engineers John Cuniberti (Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar), Tom Size (Y&T, Mr. Big) and Andy Deguara (Queensryche, Too Short). Participants will learn to record drums, guitars, keyboards, and vocals. The event will also feature an “in-studio” live performance by the East Bay band, MoeTar.

Phil Hawkins, stated in a recent interview with BAMmagazine, “Our mission is to bring students, educators, manufacturers, engineers and professional musicians together to learn about the latest developments in music and audio production. It also is a great way to network and meet some of the most talented, and most connected music professionals here in the Bay Area.”

An all-day pass to the “2015 Digital Music Summit”is ONLY $25.00 while tickets last. People can pre-register and save $5 by going to this link – Mission College Music Department. Don’t forget besides the great educational day of music, you’ll receive free t-shirts, food, a music industry meet-and-greet and an “In-Studio” concert and recording session with Summit Recording Artists, MoeTar.

To get more information about attending or to learn how you might participate in the Digital Music Summit at Mission College in Santa Clara send an email to:

You can also call: (408) 855-5285.

Hope to see you at the Summit on Sunday.



Research and content was collected from various sources online – newspapers and magazine articles as well as several internet sites.

Research & Written By Nolan Apostle
Research by Anthony Ansola

Contributing Editor
Event City Premier Magazine

Operation Underworld:

Strikes and labor disputes were stirring up in the Eastern US shipping ports. During the very early period of World War II, the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence suspected that Italian and German agents were entering the United States through New York ports, and that these facilities were susceptible to sabotage. The loss of SS Normandie in February 1942 especially raised fears and suspicions in the Navy about possible sabotage in the Eastern ports. A Navy Intelligence Unit, B3, assigned more than a hundred agents to investigate possible Benito Mussolini’s supporters within the predominantly Italian-American fisherman and dockworker population on the waterfront. Their efforts were fruitless as the dockworkers and fishermen in the Italian Mafia-controlled waterfront were tight-lipped and distant to strangers.


Meyer Lansky was Jewish – Born on July 4, 1902 and died Jan 15, 1983. He became a major organized crime figure who was known as the “Mob’s Accountant” and was instrumental in developing the National Crime Syndicate in the United States. The first real step towards a legitimate Mob.

The Navy contacted Meyer Lansky, a known associate of Salvatore Charles Lucania (known as Lucky Luciano) and also one of the top non-Italian associates of the Mafia, Lucania is known for his association and organization of organizing the Five Families of the Mob in the USA during this period; the Nazy’s interest was to do a deal with the Mafia boss Lucania. Lucania, was one of the highest-ranking Mafia both in Italy and the US and was serving a 30 to 50 years sentence for compulsory prostitution in the Clinton Prison. To facilitate the negotiations, the State of New York moved Luciano from the Clinton prison to Great Meadow Correctional Facility, which is much closer to New York City.



Salvator Charles Lucania was Sicilian – Born Nov 24, 1897 and died Jan 26, 1962. He was considered the father of modern organized crime in the United States. He was also known as Lucky Luciano.



The State of New York, Luciano and the Navy struck a deal in which Luciano guaranteed full assistance of his organization in providing intelligence to the Navy. In addition, Luciano associate Albert Anastasia—who controlled the docks and ran Murder, Incorporated, allegedly guaranteed no dockworker strikes throughout the war. In return, the State of New York agreed to commute Luciano’s sentence. Historically, Luciano’s actual influence is uncertain, but various characters have shared information about the successes of Luciano and the Mafia in general when it came to helping the USA in this very important WWII effort. The authorities did note that the dockworker strikes stopped after the deal was reached with Luciano.


In the summer of 1945, Luciano petitioned the State of New York for executive clemency, citing his assistance to the Navy. Naval authorities, embarrassed that they had to recruit organized-crime to help in their war effort, declined to confirm Luciano’s claim. However, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office validated the facts and the state parole board unanimously agreed to recommend to the governor that Luciano be released and deported immediately. On January 4, 1946, Governor Thomas E. Dewey, the former prosecutor who placed Luciano into prison, commuted Lucky Luciano’s sentence on the condition that he did not resist deportation to Italy. Dewey stated “Upon the entry of the United States into the war, Luciano’s aid was sought by the Armed Services in inducing others to provide information concerning possible enemy attack. It appears that he cooperated in such effort, although the actual value of the information procured is not clear.” Luciano was deported to his homeland Italy on February 9, 1946. There was a media hype of Luciano’s role after his deportation. The syndicated columnist and radio broadcaster Walter Winchell even reported in 1947 that Luciano would receive the Medal of Honor for his secret services.
No doubt Salvatore Charles Lucania is an Siciliano-American or Italian-American hero!

Five Things to Remember When Back to the Future Ridesharing with Doc & Marty!


Back 2 Future OnDemand

Marty McFly shows better ratings than Doc Emmett.

By Nolan Apostle
Contributing Editor
Event City Premier Magazine

1. Be sure to put on your best attire from the 1980’s, these clothes will certainly come in handy traveling with these guys. Chances are you’re not staying in 2015 for very long.  You might also consider packing some vintage duds from the 50’s or even some Wild West attire, these guys have their priorities for sure.

2. When you are finally “taking off”, DON’T take anything with you on your ride, no cell phones, watches, health devices, etc. Also, nothing like a Sports Almanac, Lottery awards history list, or anything that might allow someone to bet big and alter the course of human history. That’s a MAJOR NO NO!!

Marty and Doc with Almanac

Doc explains to Marty leave the almanac in the future!

3. Don’t go anywhere you might see your past self. Because if your future self sees your past self, and your past self realizes your future self is him or herself but not the same self because that self is a self from the future and not the past, even though for them the past self is really just a present self….well you get the picture; let’s just say the consequences could be disastrous. You could “ultimately unravel the very fabric of the space-time continuum and destroy the entire universe!”. We wouldn’t want that to happen now would we?! But then again, nothing might happen at all!

4. Keep an eye out for Biff. We’ve already blocked his profile in the Event City system as well as on numerous Social Media platforms for bad behavior, but we know he’s still out there causing havoc.

5. Whoever’s operating the car, if they keep muttering something about not needing roadways, or they keep trying to accelerate past 88 miles per hour, don’t immediately give them a bad rating, figure they are one of the most trusted Ambassadors in the Ridesharing community!

Rock on, Ride on, and Fly on Back to the Future Ridesharing.\

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Sharks Cut a Deal For a Shark Tank Partnership with SUCCESS Magazine

The Sharks Issue- A Guide To Surviving The Treacherous Water of SUCCESS

The Sharks Issue- A Guide To Surviving The Treacherous Water of SUCCESS

The Judges Launch a Monthly Column and Audio Interview for the Newsstand Publication

By Nolan Apostle
Contributing Editor
Event City Premier Magazine

Dallas-based SUCCESS Magazine unveiled its magazine redesign with its October 2015 issue already on the newsstands. This month, readers can swim with the big fish as six renowned Sharks, Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Griener and Robert Herjavec, from ABC’s Shark Tank grace the magazine cover.  SUCCESS takes their readers inside the minds of the celebrity investors who offer advice on how to overcome obstacles on your path to greatness and provide a guide to learn how to survive the treacherous waters of success.

“I’ve had my best success on the heels of rejection”, says Barbara Corcoran to SUCCESS magazine, and how fitting is that for the successful Billionaire Real Estate Mogul who has definitely seen failure but has been a regular participate on Shark Tank since its premier show on August 9, 2009.

The Sharks will become a recurring feature on the magazine’s monthly audio CD beginning in October as they form a partnership with the successful business magazine. They will write a monthly column that showcases the Shark Tank businesses in which they have invested.   What happens after the startup leaves the show and the Sharks make their investments? The October issue offers readers “Swimming Lessons,” updates on several of the most popular Shark Tank businesses and success stories. Learn the key lessons they shared with their companies that helped them go from barely scraping by to becoming multimillion-dollar business operations.

With this exclusive SUCCESS content, the Sharks give readers insight and key lessons from their entrepreneurial experiences, revealing what is possible when they apply their passions, imaginations and efforts.

“Money is never the answer to the problem-it’s the byproduct of finding a solution”, says Daymond John in the interview with SUCCESS magazine for their October 2015 cover story

Sharks Reveal the Surprising Upside to Obstacles

In this issue three Sharks reveal how they overcame having dyslexia and converted what could be seen as a weakness into a strength for business.  Read about a study by Julie Logan of Cass Business School in London and MIT that uncovers findings as to why dyslexia is far more common among entrepreneurs—an estimated 35% of all U.S. entrepreneurs— than the rest of the general public. The surprising study shows these Sharks are not alone in their endeavor to turn a learning impediment into an asset.

“You get a lot of chances in life. Even if you fail in one, you’ve got to keep going”, philosophical words from the “Shark with retractable teeth”, and this writers favorite of all these tough business predators, Robert Herjavec, tells SUCCESS magazine.

Shark Tank Cast Provides Unprecedented Access for Oct. 2015 Issue

Coming straight off the Sony set wrapping their first day of taping for the new season of Shark Tank,SUCCESS  gained exclusive access to shoot the entire cast of the Sharks for their cover photo and feature story, while at the same time getting to know the Sharks beyond the persona they portray on their show.  From surprising laughs and humor to hearing exclusive insights from the SUCCESS editorial team members, the behind the scenes video from the Shark cover shoot shows readers a new side to the entrepreneurial “predators.”

Watch the magazine cover shoot exclusive behind the scenes footage with SUCCESS Magazine.

Fun Facts About Shark Tank  –  Did you know…

Last year the hit television show selected only 150 businesses out of 45,000 applications with then only 115 airing.

While edited segments on the show run quickly between 8-10 minutes, the actual pitch time can take an hour and many even much longer before a decision is made.

SUCCESS magazine is a national newsstand publication and your guide to personal and professional development through inspiration, motivation and training. SUCCESS inspires 1.2 million readers every month, and has a total social reach of 4 million fans. SUCCESS magazine was founded in 1897 by influential thinker Orison Swett Marden which makes it one of the oldest publications today. It is owned by Plano-based SUCCESS Partners (formerly VideoPlus), founded by Stuart P. Johnson.

The Power of the “T” Shirt


By Nolan Apostle
Contributing Editor
Event City Premier Magazine

So What About Them Tees? 

The Tee Shirt or “Tshirt” how most prefer to write it, has played a significant role and an integrated part of my various marketing plans since I started my first business a very long time ago! Now with the advent of the Internet and a keen, easy to remember name or company URL, the Tshirt can be a very powerful tool. There is a lot to say for the Marketing methods of the past, the Old School advertising ways, don’t discount them one bit. Even the use of business cards and post cards is still very powerful. Combine these two marketing elements and look out! My friends that work in the Digital world of Social Media Marketing don’t want you to think that, but when someone sees you in a company Tshirt and comments, it is a very simple task to pull out a two-sided, beautifully printed, high quality, business or post card and hand it to them. Starting at only $29.00 per thousand that small 2 x 3.5″ tool can wallop a great punch in a partnership with your Tshirt campaign and help your company reach a level of success beyond what you could imagine; and to think it cost a tiny fraction of many other marketing campaigns in today’s modern digital world. tshirtNavy GunnersEarly-1900s

Even on its own, the Tshirt has been a huge success from the get go. The “T-Shirt” surfaced  in the United States as a standard issue by the U.S. Navy sometime around the period of the Spanish American War. But way before that the original Tshirt was invented during the Middle ages as an “undergarment”. During the 19th Century the Navy adopted this and featured the crew-neck and short sleeved garment to be worn as underwear beneath the uniform. Shortly after this, the Army followed as part of the standard issue ensemble given to recruits. Of course, it got its unique name from the simple fact of its shape resembling the letter “T”.  It became popular very quickly as it was such an easy to clean garment and mothers loved it for their sons as outerwear for chores and play. By the 1920’s the “T-shirt” became an official American-English word in the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary.


Wizard of Oz, first promotional T-shirt ever.

So how did it become a printed product? The earliest printed shirt was a tee made for promoting The Wizard of OZ in 1939. Official historical credit of the first printed Tshirt worn in a photo usually goes to the Air Corps Gunnery TshirtLifeCoverSchool “promotional” T-shirt featured on the July 13th, 1942  cover of LIFE magazine (there’s one you need Sujan for your collection).
Then good old Mickey Mouse would follow in those footsteps a few years later as an exclusively licensed print for Tropix Togs, a company founded by Sam Kantor in Miami, Florida.


One might think once Tshirts were used to promote Mickey Mouse that was it, but actually it wasn’t until Marlon Brando wore one in A Streetcar Named Desire that the Tshirt skyrocketed to even greater heights. It became fashionably cool to wear as an outer garment.

Image of the original Mickey Mouse T-shirt.

Image of the original Mickey Mouse T-shirt.

When the 60’s came along, the T-shirt was now the impetus for self expression and wearable art for an entire generation and movement of primarily young, creative minds! The commercialism of theTshirt began as it took off as an advertising tool, souvenir messages, promotional campaigns, and even protests.


Original artist Warren Dayton created this iconic Tie-dyed style Tee for Woodstock.

Tongue and Lip" logo was designed by John Pasche

The Rolling Stones “Tongue and Lip” logo is one of the most iconic symbols to appear on a Tshirt ever. It was designed for the Stones by Art Designer John Pasche.

The 1960’s Psychedelic artist Warren Dayton pioneered several political, and pop-culture art Tshirts featuring images of Cesar Chavez, several political cartoons, and other many other cultural icons of that era. Many of the designs produced in the 1970’s are just as popular today as they were back then, maybe even more so. Some of the more notable shirt designs over the decades include the yellow “Smiling” Happy Face Tees, The Rolling Stones’ “Tongue and Lips” logo, “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” St. Patrick’s Day slogan, and the legendary “I ♥ SF”, “I ♥ N Y” or any of the “I ♥ __” variants and spoofs. Of course there is the ever popular Tshirt message “My parents went to ______ (name of place), and all I got was this lousy T-shirt!”, “Who farted?”, “I’m With stupid —->”, and a multitude of other crazy tees.

Sujan, you and many others have lived it so have I, the success from using Tshirts. We don’t need to convince ourselves the value and power of a Tshirt campaign. We already know and have experienced, what I like to refer to as, “The Power of the T” or “Power to the ‘T’ Degree”! Tshirts have always been powerful and IMHO, are even more powerful today!


Tropix Togs gets exclusive rights from Disney to print images of Mickey Mouse and other characters on T-shirts to promote tourism and the Disney brand in the 1950′s.

The company Event City is about to launch a product that will certainly change how people live, attend events, purchase, acquire and receive whatever they buy at any given time, wherever they might be. You can bet they’ll have a Tshirt for that as well!

I wish all of you well and best in your continued success and if you haven’t tried a Tshirt campaign now’s the time to do that.


This article was influenced by my business partner and In2Hollywood Co-Founder David Falicki and Sujan Patel, the CEO of When I Work and Single Grain Internet based companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. It seems we all share the same passion about the power of the T-shirt.




By Nolan Apostle
Contributing Editor
Event City Premier Magazine

Savioke, (pronounced “savvy oak”) a company based out of Santa Clara, Calif., creates autonomous robot helpers for the Hospitality and Services industries is sending its Robot’s to work. Savioke and the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the largest leading hotel properties in the world, announced recently the launch of its new hotel delivery robot at the Crowne Plaza San Jose-Silicon Valley hotel. The robot, Savioke’s latest creation, is a Relay Robot known as DASH, and the company is overjoyed to see its robots provide expedient and delightful service to its guests.

The Crowne Plaza San Jose-Silicon Valley is the latest hotel property to begin using Dash and implementing the specific tasks for the Robot to become part of the Crowne Plaza’s front desk team to specialize in delivering items to guests in their rooms. The presence of Dash and the services he provides allows the other members of the team to focus on value-added customer service that only people can provide.

Gina LaBarre, Vice President, Americas Brand Management, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, IHG, commented: “We are delighted to introduce Dash to our guests at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Milpitas. Given the hotel’s location in the heart of Silicon Valley, I expect our guests to be impressed by the technological sophistication of the robot.”


Robot Dash will board an elevator to deliver snacks to guests

One of the hotel guests who we interviewed not only showed a great surprise when the Robot visited them at their room bringing along their much needed items, but were equally as excited in the technology and the feeling they were living in the future. She said, “I know we’re here in the middle of Silicon Valley and one might expect if this were to happen this is the place for that to be, but I’ll tell ya, I’d be just as impressed here or anywhere else on the planet to see something like this work as well as it does.

Savioke is passionate about delivering easy-to-use yet sophisticated robots that can help people improve their everyday lives by developing and deploying robotic technology in human environments – the places people live and work. Dash is Savioke’s latest version of its autonomous delivery service featuring automatic docking, improved autonomy, and an all new design enabling the company to scale much easier in response to demand. When Dash arrives at the guest’s room, it phones them to announce its arrival, delivers the requested items, and makes its way back to the front desk docking area where it connects itself into its own charging station. The Crowne Plaza hotel team members are excited to explore new and innovative ways to serve their guests using Dash.


Hotel Guest receives delivery from delivery robot

The Crowne Plaza brand assists in making business travel work for its guests, and Dash will further enhance the guest experience through providing quick and seamless delivery of snacks, toothbrushes, water bottles and other amenities to hotel guests. Approximately 3-feet tall and weighing less than 100 pounds, Dash is designed to travel at a human walking pace and can independently navigate between floors, even calling the hotel elevator using a special Wi-Fi connection.

Steve Cousins, CEO of Savioke said: “We’re excited to see the updated version of our Relay robot find a home at this Crowne Plaza hotel. With more than 300 guest rooms, this is the largest hotel to use our robot technology, and as Dash becomes a fixture at the hotel, we look forward to hearing some great stories from guests and staff alike.”


The Crowne Plaza brand is considering this a “testing period” and will determine whether or not to roll out the robot at other properties based on how well the testing goes at the Milpitas hotel. I suppose one might consider this to be Dash’s probation period. Do a good job Dash and keep your best foot forward; uh, maybe not quite your best foot. We’ll leave it at this – keep on rolling Dash, we know you can do it.


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