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!