KOBE BRYANT, FATHER, FRIEND, HUSBAND AND LEGEND a Personal Heartwarming and Inspirational Message

By Nolan Apostle
Contributing Editor
Event City Premier Magazine

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“Heroes come and go, but legends are forever”

This is dedicated to the family and close friends of Kobe Bryant, as well as his daughter Gianna “Gigi”, the 7 others on the helicopter, and to the man who I call a legend, KOBE BRYANT. I’m sad and unfortunately like most of you, heartbroken when the helicopter crashed in Southern California yesterday morning. I know it doesn’t help to think of anything you read right now as a dedication, or a memorial, or anything else, it is simply a sad tragic circumstance. One might say this is a dedication to Basketball, as well as Kobe’s personal dedication to the sport and life itself. As much as Kobe loved basketball, he loved life just as much.

After all, Kobe played the game fiercely, like no other, and that was part of who Kobe Bryant was to his fans, his team and even his nemesis. This is not any kind of an interview or excerpts from interviews, it’s not a personal story of the time I met Kobe for a heartbeat, or anything like that. It’s all about a serious man, as serious a basketball player you can find anywhere, and also a very serious warm and gentle soul. Serious about his love for people and helping them grow. Kobe was all of that and so much more. It’s about his Short Film, “Dear Basketball”, an animation created from a poem he wrote. That’s the Kobe I want to share with you as well.

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My story and basketball is really quite simple. I never really liked basketball. What seems like forever, I tried and tried and tried to play the game, and just could not even come close to being even just ok. It just wasn’t my game. 7th and 8th grade, my good friend, Clyde Amaral was a genius when it came to the game. Serious about basketball, nothing else, but he sure was about basketball, and boy was he good. He always volunteered me to scrimmage with him, one and one’s, all that stuff. I couldn’t make a shot for the life of me, lots of airballs, I’d be lucky to get one out of ten, and if I got a swish, I was ready to celebrate, like I mean let’s throw a party for everyone on the court! By the way, my friend Clyde, he was a couple inches shorter than my 5’6″ frame, go figure! As much as I may not have been a fan of the game, something changed my life forever when it came to basketball, my Mother.

My Mom was born and raised in Nicaragua, Central America, in Nicaragua basketball was the game and she absolutely loved it! I’ll never forget the time we walked to the park near our home in Daly City and she played basketball with me. I wanted to be so good at the game, but it just wasn’t going to happen. But she did influence me to keep trying and to never give up. To this day, I never turn down a game of hoops. My Mom had this stubbornness about her to keep on going. In her own way she influenced me in that same way, and I didn’t even know it until years later.kobeDang

The philosophy of sports celebrities, their drive, their influence and their will to keep going and to “win” was something I took from my Mother, and my Father (who was a boxer and loved basketball too), as well as many sports figures I’ve admired over the years – Rocky Marciano, Jerry Rice, Tiger Woods, Mohammed Ali, Joe Montana, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Freddie Apostoli, Shaquille O’Neal, Willie Mays, Arnold Palmer, Bart Starr, Nolan Ryan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Jake LaMotta, and of course, Kobe Bryant. Kobe was not one to just talk the talk, let’s write a book and move on, but he lived and practiced everything he preached. When he left the NBA he was already working on becoming an investor. He wasn’t just talking about plans, he had them all worked out. He founded a Venture Capital firm, invested in many different areas, a popular Beverage company, BodyArmor, the online legal company LegalZoom, several technology based investments including Epic Games, the maker of the smash hit “Fortnite” and much more. As a business and a family man, I was always intrigued and inspired by Kobe’s activities and his ability to balance life and all that it offered to him. He always seemed to be such a friendly, approachable, warm and sensitive human spirit with an endless ear to ear smile! I am told that no matter what he was doing or working on at any given time he always thought of ways to inspire and to influence, always seeking to be positive. 

Kobe founded Kobe Studios in early 2013 to expand into the world of Hollywood and his creative film efforts. Later he renamed the business Granity Studios, as a Costa Mesa-based multimedia production company. Granity has pursued online media, book, podcast, television and film projects having a special place in his heart for stories that, as it says on his website pair education and inspiration.

“I love, love, love storytelling,” Kobe said in the latter part 2015. “I love framing stories that inspire. I love educating in a very creative way. I love putting pieces of the puzzle together.”

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Granity’s most recent film project and certainly its most well-known effort was a 5 1/2-minute animated short that Kobe wrote and produced called “Dear Basketball.” It was based on a poem with the same name that Kobe wrote to announce his retirement. Dear Basketball is this writers influence to dedicate this article to Kobe and his family. Who he was, who he became and will forever be in our hearts. Dear Basketball was scored by five-time Oscar-winning composer John Williams, and won the Academy Award for best animated short in 2018. It is an exemplary film that is as inspirational as any film I’ve ever seen. It touches the heart but now, with true heartbreak, and at times massages your soul knowing that Kobe may be gone but his influence, kindness and love will live in us forever.

“As basketball players, we’re really supposed to shut up and dribble,” Kobe said in his acceptance speech, “But I’m glad we’re doing more than that.”

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There are two versions of Dear Basketball. Both are beautifully done but with very different styles. The version appearing above is the main film trailer that has Kobe narrating the Animatic. The original link was removed due to an overwhelming amount of visits. The other one (the link below) is the version created for the Oscars Award Presentation. These films are as captivating as one might imagine. Produced with stunning expectations of the current reality, a sadness echoing from the words delivered by Kobe himself in the above animatic version. It’s short and must be watched in a quiet environment for the full 4 minutes with a full box of tissue. I’ve watched both films several times, here’s the OSCAR version, it’s hard to not tear up with either one. 

What are my final thoughts about this tragedy and Kobe. I choose to not have any final thoughts. I hope to continue to learn about who he was and his greatness, and drive and ability to meet challenges and continue in his life. Most importantly, I see Kobe as a leader of men, of his peers, and to continue leading them, all of his friends in basketball, football and all professional sports. In the world of business and finance. If anything positive might come from Kobe leaving us so premakobeNiceSmileturely, it is for all of them, all of us, to follow his lead, to plan ahead, to know once you leave the game, or make those life changes, know your next steps and have your direction in place to start all over again.

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NEW SAAS PRODUCT USING BLOCKCHAIN TECH PROTECTS ONLINE IMAGES FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS, PUBLISHERS, NEWS AGENCIES AND MORE

COPYTRACK Software As A Service Product is “a must for all professional photographers…”
-Pat Johnson Photography

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By Nolan Apostle
Contributing Editor
Writer, Reporter, Photographer
Event City Premier Magazine

COPYTRACK, a company based in Berlin, Germany and Singapore, has created a new Software As A Service product which monitors the international online use of your images with worldwide licensing and rights enforcement. This service protects the image rights and handles licensing for photographers, publishers, news and photo agencies, e-commerce providers, and individual businesses that use photographic images on a regular basis at any level. The company provides a start-to-finish service that guides customers through the complicated world of image theft online without the need to pay for an expensive legal system.

COPYTRACK’s new service will enable users to “track”, find and enforce international image theft on the Internet without the use of expensive lawyers or an expensive legal network. Some might view this as a revenue model and at the same time having a legal advisor as your in-house counsel, all for FREE. The has added Blockchain Technology using Smart Contracts to have a great deal more of added security by launching a blockchain-based global copyright register for image rights holders. They believes that the market opportunity for registering and protecting images is substantial. The company offers their image search and matching platform for image copyright in 140 countries. For more information on their Blockchain innovation please visit their COPYTRACK Blockchain website.
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I spoke with Music, Sports and Entertainment industry photographer Pat Johnson of Pat Johnson Photography, and to say the least, he was completely blown away, “Wow, I’M IN, a product this powerful is a must for all professional photographers, definitely count me in.” Mr. Johnson was the recent recipient of the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by the Los Angeles Music Award Show for his fabulous career capturing musicians and performers for more than 40 years. He also received a CERTIFICATE of Honor & Service by San Francisco’s newly elected Mayor London Breed.
The service is free, and as a COPYTRACK user you will receive a payment when your images are found by the system to have copyright infringement and COPYTRACK is able to collect infringement recovery fees. Only then will you be obligated to pay a portion of the fees generated to COPYTRACK when and if collected. According to their website the average amount collected was $1,675. Following a strict “No win, no fee” policy, the whole process is completely risk-free for customers. COPYTRACK will track your images with its proprietary “Reverse Image Search Engine Technology,” which has a 98% accuracy of finding image duplicates on the Internet.
According to data they published in 2017 it shows the U.S. ranking third behind China and France as chief countries where image copyright infringement occurred. Thirty-five percent of cases COPYTRACK sent letters to paid up. And a resounding 55 percent only made payments when a claim was filed in court.

Lloyd Beiny, CEO (WMG)

Lloyd Beiny, CEO, WMG

COPYTRACK recently announced an Infringement Rights Deal with a major news content provider, the WENN Media Group (WMG) will use the COPYTRACK SAAS product to exclusively track their huge library of images on the Internet. The WMG Chairman and acting CEO Lloyd Beiny said, “We are delighted to pledge our 30-year-old photo archive, which encompasses over 10 million images, to COPYTRACK, whose record of ensuring copyright owners are compensated for infringements of their IP is most impressive and, in my opinion, the very best service in the business. As the online digital world matures, the number of infringement incidents has increased exponentially. Photo assets owners need to demonstrably take a stand to curb this unlawful practice and ensure photographers and their agents are properly remunerated from those whose intent is to devalue our copyrights.”

Marcus Schmitt, CEO, COPYTRACK

Marcus Schmitt, CEO, COPYTRACK

“We are happy to have Lloyd and the WMG team on board.” Marcus Schmitt, CEO of COPYTRACK, said. He continued  “With its long history and huge portfolio of images, WMG is a well-recognized and highly professional player in the image market. We are looking forward to a successful cooperation.”
For more information please follow this links to different COPYTRACK online presence:
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EVENT CITY ADDS SYSTEM For JOURNALIST to AUTO SUBMIT CONTENT – JOIN The TEAM

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Event City Live Editorial Broadcast System Announced
Ability to Auto-Post and Podcast Live from Anywhere
Social Media will never be the same again!

By Alex Jauregui and Anthony Ansola
Reporter & Editor
Event City Premier Magazine

The Event City Ecosphere just got a bit friendlier and much more productive as the company begins testing their new auto posting and podcast type broadcasting service for journalist – Event City Live Editorial Broadcast System. Both systems will allow the Event City Premier Magazine Journalists to create and post Live Broadcasts and Writing from anywhere in the world. In fact this article was posted remotely without logging onto the Magazine’s back end, only using the new system.

“We’ve simplified the structure of our online presentations, both for our Magazine Network and our growing Blog Networks”, says Nolan Apostle, Co-founder and CEO of Event City. He adds, “Our Writers, Reporters, Stringers, Photographers, all of our Journalism Teams will find this system very easy and productive to use, giving them the opportunity to post Live Broadcast from shows, projects, conventions or anywhere and from any part of the world.” The system will eventually be integrated into the company’s Advertising Network, The MUSIC SKOOP, PINK SECTION Project, the EC EMPORIUM, HOSPITALITY and ESTATE SALE Blogs to start out. As the Premier Magazine Division attracts more Journalist and other Editorial Teams they will virally grow the network and content will be posted much easier than ever. The task of posting content, stories, podcasts, blogs, reviews, all of it, will be more appealing and enjoyable – it will be much less a job and much more fun!

The Editorial Broadcast System will give Writers, Podcast Producers, Reporters, Social Media Managers, and Bloggers the opportunity to share their experiences about the Hospitality, Special Events, Concert, Music, Art, Film, Travel, Entertainment industries and more. This will allow Event Planners, Musicians, Performers, Show Producers, Venues, Theaters, Motion Picture Producers, Hotels, Restaurants and many others the opportunity to expand their audience and reach out to both a B2B audiences as well as the Consumer. You can sign up now to begin using this new service for your business or projects. The benefits are immense!

The company plans to roll out this new feature sometime in the very near future prior to the re-launch of the Event City Network. They are seeking serious Journalist to jump on board to help test and navigate the system. You can contact the EDITORIAL TEAM by sending an email to EC Premier Magazine. Send your resume, and a short message as to why they should bring you on board to test the new system and potentially bring you in as a permanent member of their Editorial Staff.

The Event City Live Editorial Broadcast System will give the Editorial Team the ability to draft, write, create, and post articles, reviews and stories with images and video as well. All of this including Live Audio Broadcasting without even sending to an Editor, Engineer or Producer will be featured characteristics of the site.

EventCity™ and Event City Live™ are Trademarks protected by the Trademark laws of the USA and the Internet Organization, and the Event City Network and may not be used for any purpose what-so-ever without expressed written permission by the company’s IP Directors, the Founders or CEO.

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MAKER FAIRE 2014 –YEAR OF THE MAKER

By Nolan Apostle
Producer, Contributing Editor and Photographer
Event City Premier Magazine

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What is the Maker Faire?  At the Event City Creative several of us have been big Maker fans over the years and this reporter has attended almost every year since its inception in 2006. Although I’ve missed a couple of years due to personal reasons, my conviction and dedication to the Maker Faire – DIY (Do It Yourself) genre, and the immense amount of creative talent, positive attitudes and eclectic inventive ideas on display at this event – well simply put, as the Rolling Stones would say, “Wild horses couldn’t drag me away”. I would have to be laid out on a gurney to miss another Faire again.

To give you a fair definition of this eclectic festival of talent is a most difficult task, but one that we sure had fun defining. After talking with hundreds of Makers and attendees over the years we have come up with what we believe defines the Bay Area Maker Faire:

“A Creative’s Disneyland rolled into a

Futuristic Music Festival of the Arts & Sciences.”

Well that’s one definition of Maker Faire. The festival itself defines it as “Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new”, whatever you might decide it is, Maker Faire is certainly a different type of edutaining, an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, tinkerers, inventors, crafters, educators, engineers, electronic wizards, science clubs, hobbyists, authors, artists, students, and even an interesting collection of commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come together at a Maker Faire event to show-off their wares, whatever they may be and to possibly help you learn more by sharing what they have learned.

Maker Faire launched in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006 as a tiny display of DIY enthusiasts demonstrating their ideas, inventions and creative projects. The interest and excitement of this genre, if you can even label it a “genre”, has done nothing but spiral into an incredible adventure where one can see and most importantly, experience, the entire Maker community first hand in all its glory. Last year at the San Mateo (San Francisco Bay Area) Maker Faire the crowds were spectacular and truly as gigantic as some of the displays at the Faire itself – over 120,000 attendees showed up over the weekend to take in this grand event – and most of those we spoke with said they would be returning without a doubt as long as the Maker Faire existed!

Wow! Can one believe the incredible growth of an event that offers such a wide array of experiences with a general ticket price ranging from $17.50 to $60.00? The popularity of the Maker Faire expanded greatly over a short time and soon took over the entire San Mateo Events Center within a few years. Now almost a decade into the sprawling event its legions of aspiring makers, educators, moms, dads, sons and daughters and many others come to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills at the event. A record 195,000 people attended the two flagship Maker Faires in the Bay Area and New York in 2013, with 44% of attendees first timers at the Bay Area event, and 61% in New York. If you plan on going to the Faire here is some information to help you get there and around the San Mateo area. The Maker Faire is certainly family friendly – 50% attend the event with their children and many come from all parts of Northern California. Just last year alone there were 98 independently-produced Mini and Featured Maker Faires taking place around the world, including Tokyo, Rome, Santiago, and Oslo.

This years Maker Faire is expected to be the largest Maker Faire to date! Could it reach 150,000? Why is it so popular? Could it be that the event is primarily designed to be forward-looking showcase for Makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But the Faire is not just for those involved in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.

The Maker Faire is an exciting and extremely entertaining event filled with an extremely diverse audience, and a fascinating, fun, curious mix of people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with an audience that can be just as eclectic as the makers themselves. All of this could be the result of the popularity explosion of this event, and as it continues to grow it will continue to present a tremendous opportunity for everyone who visits the Maker Faire; opportunities to learn, to grow, to walk away feeling real good about yourself, about your abilities to go out there and to do “something” regardless of what it might be. Some say it is an event that can easily become one’s obsession, as far fetched as that might be, it is an event that really does allow you to feel real good about yourself. Once you attend a Maker Faire one thing is certain, whether you become addicted to the eclectic fun and creative and inspirational atmosphere or not, you will come to appreciate the 950+ Makers displaying their projects and not only walk away learning something new, but truly, you will feel much better about yourself and that alone will urge you to return the following year for a whole different, but certainly just as positive, experience!

Maker Faire is brought to you by Maker Media.  Maker Media publishes MAKE magazine, produces Maker Faire, and offers DIY electronics, tools, kits, and books through its online and pop-up Maker Shed stores.

The Maker Faire Official App is available for iPhone and Android devices. You can download it here.
Event City is the new online Community for the Events & Creative Industries supporting the talent and projects within the Special Events, Hospitality, Music, Entertainment, Film and all Inventors and the full spectrum of the Arts. The Event City Creative Magazine is the online publication supporting Event City and the Event City Network. Event City launches in Q4 2014.

Here is a Maker Faire Sneak Peak for you:

Makerspace on Wheels: Building the Hackmobile

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The “Ultimate Maker Vehicle” is revealed at Maker Faire on Saturday, May 17th, 2014

 

The Hypnotic Grooves of the Sand Noise Device

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This is what you get when you combine a box of sand with a Microsoft Kinect, an overhead projector, and a series of illuminated pucks?

 

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Test Your Skills at the Game of Drones Aerial Sports Competition

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The Game of Drones is announcing the launch of our their official drone sports competition at the San Francisco Bay Area Maker Faire, on May 17 and 18 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. Check it out, this is pure, unadulaterated, MAKER FUN!!

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Game of Drones is excited to announce the launch of our official drone sports competition at Maker Faire Bay Area, taking place on May 17 and 18 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. The Aerial Action Sports League (AASL) aims to be the premiere drone sports competition, showcasing pilot skills, engineering prowess, and technology innovation through aerial combat, flying obstacle courses, and other fun drone games.

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More to come on the Event City Creative Magazine.

Photography by Nolan Apostle

Until we have a permanent location for the Nolan Apostle Photography Collection his images will appear at numerous locations on the Web, as well as Event City, and the Nolan Apostle Photography Facebook Fan Page. Photos from the Photography Collection of Nolan Apostle including some from the Way Back Machine, the Imagination Unlimited Photography days. Photos will be showcased here, usually before any other location on the web. See the links below to view the collection of photographs for each one.

Images are viewable in a smaller format online, if you would like to purchase larger, good to high quality prints for a nominal fee shoot us an email to make arrangements for your purchases. All captions are written by Nolan.

To receive updates, don’t forget to sign up as a FAN of Nolan Apostle Photography you might see some pictures of YOU on here too!

Johnny doing what he loves best, WIRLING in a Fun World USA Wirlball!

Johnny doing what he loves best, WIRLING in a Fun World USA WIRLBALL™!

Boxer Joe Gumina hanging out

Boxer Joe Gumina hanging out

Michelle & Tammy Gumina - How Sweet!!

Michelle & Tammy Gumina - How Sweet!!

Having fun at the Fox!

Having fun at the Fox!

Alan, our fearless retired leader.

Alan, our fearless retired leader.

Joe & Barbara being goofy; Yaaaaaayy!!

Joe & Barbara being goofy; Yaaaaaayy!!

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SF Mayor Gavin Newsom with Event City's AJ

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Gavin Newsom delivering a GREAT speech.

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Gavin on the drums, "Not bad Mr. Mayor"!

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Event City's, Felix Solomon, hanging out.

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Clay Summers, Event City's David Molinari & Charles Peterson, way back in the day.

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Journey's Steve Perry having fun.

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My good ol' friend TK - Damn I miss him!

Here are some new photos recently posted from the personal collection of Nolan Apostle Photography. We hope you enjoy them! There are plenty more to come.

The Gumina Family Holiday Party

Gavin Newsom’s Campaign Party on Pier 23

Scouting in Pacifica California Also available on the Event City GigaTribe location – request your Event City Official ALL ACCESS PASS once you become a Member of the Event City Network!

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Imagination Unlimited Photography (Early photos from Nolan’s photography career)

We looking forward to seeing you on the Event City Network.

Fox Theater Oakland Reopening Party

Nolan Apostle – Contributing Editor, Producer
Event City Creative Magazines
Event City BlogaZines

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Evening of the Fox Reopening

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What the Fox might of looked like back in the day

A musical stiltwalker enjoys a stroll by the Fox

A musical stiltwalker enjoys a stroll by the Fox

It’s been over a week since the big bash at the Oakland Fox Theater in Northern California and some of you have already sent us some nice emails about some of the photographs we have uploaded to several of our sites. You can see many of the FOX photos at my personal Facebook page and also at my new Facebook Photographic page. It will showcase a great deal of work from the days when I was a full time photographer, band manager and concert producer.

Many photographs from the Event City Creative Magazine will also be placed at various locations throughout our different websites. Please feel free to download the images for your personal use. If you would like to purchase a high quality image scan print, or higher quality photographs please contact us, we will be happy to help you with your order. Most of our photographs are available for sale including those from our Archived Collection – “Imagination Unlimited Productions“.  We offer great pricing on our images as well as our Full Color Printing Services.

Here’s some fun pictures for your perusal. Click on the image to see it’s full size.

A couple of "Flashers" from the past!

A couple of "Flashers" from the past!

Bruce Springsteen & E-Street Band at Superbowl XLIII

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Bruce S & E-Street Band ROCK the Superbowl

I had just turned on the TV late afternoon on Sunday to catch some of the Superbowl, and Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band were announced and Wow what a show it was!! They rocked to many favorites and the crowd did not let up at all. Fireworks lit up the sky in Tampa Bay tonight, and the crowd sung along to Born to Run and many other awesome Springsteen hits.

Watching Bruce and the E-Street Band perform today brings back many memories of my days in the Rock’n’Roll world. Bruce Springsteen, the BOSS, is the Robert De Niro of the Music Industry! Those in the movie biz know how nice, openly friendly and courteous, a real gentleman Mr. De Niro is; and not just to his friends and co-workers but everyone. One of the most powerful men in Hollywood and he’s a sweetheart!

I had the opportunity to work with Bruce Springsteen and company back in the 70’s and 80’s and they were all very professional, extremely well organized (something very rare back in those days for Rock’n’Rollers), and Bruce and the gang were just the nicest of them all. No egos flying every which way, no attitude, just good times and getting their job done with a flair to please the masses.

I’ll never forget the night I gave a ride to one of Bruce’s close friends who was attending his concert from out of town. It was very late, but I lived on the Peninsula and I was giving him a ride to Bruce’s parents house who also lived on the Peninsula.

When we got there everyone was just so tired. Bruce was sitting at the table across from his wife, his hand on his forehead, obviously extremely tired, and he looked up at me and said, “Hey, you sure look exhausted”. Here he was, just finished an exploding show, in his mom’s kitchen, and he still had it in him to say “hey” to someone he barely knew. Suffice it to say, I rested for about 15 minutes, got a few aspirins, said my good-byes, and got the biggest hug from Mama Springsteen, you would of thought I was one of her own!! I was told later she is that way with all of Bruce’s friends!!

At that moment I realized why Bruce is the beautiful guy that he is, why he chooses to have those kind of people around him, and after seeing him there exhausted, I realize he really is the “Working Man” that he so often signs about.

Back to the show — “IT’S BOSS TIME”,

Little Stevie belted out those words at the end of their set at Superbowl 43!! What an incredible show, you can’t help but feel good watching them play! Those of you that know me know I am not that big of a spectator sports fan, I’d rather be playing than watching, and as far as I am concerned, I just watched the Superbowl!!

May Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band live forever!!

Bruce Springsteen - "You can't help but feel good watching him"

Bruce Springsteen - "You can't help but feel good watching them play"

Nolan Apostle – Contributing Editor, Producer
Event City Creative Magazines
Event City BlogaZines
magazine@eventcity.net

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On April 17th, 2008 Bruce’s dear friend and keyboard player Danny Federici died after a 3 year battle with Melanoma. During the Superbowl they debuted a “Danny Fund PSA” and it can be seen at the Danny Federici Memorial Site. Please visit it now to learn more how you can help in this great cause. From everyone here at the Event City Network, our heartfelt condolences go out to Danny’s family, Bruce Springsteen, his entire band and management at Thrill Hill Productions and all of Danny’s friends.

President Barack H. Obama History & Hope

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

On Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 at 12:05pm EST Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America and the 1st African American President ever! Catch the Event City coverage at our Event City Creative Magazine.

All of us at the Event City Network, Event City Emporium and the Internet Organization are looking forward to the new administration of President Obama.

We are so thrilled to be able to live to see the dream of Martin Luther King come to pass. To see the Millions on site who witnessed this historic event. To listen to his eloquent but tough speech to the country and to the world, and to realize how he and his Cabinet will be rolling up their sleeves as soon as first thing tomorrow morning to get to the job at hand – CHANGE.

We will be there right along side our new President to do whatever we can do to help with our dream for Hope and the challenge of Change.

Nolan Apostle, Contributing Editor
Event City Creative Magazine/Event City BlogaZine

Planner’s Feast at CES & MacWorld

Where to go and What to do!?

By Nolan Apostle, Editor in Chief and
Danny Hewlett, Photographer & Camera Crew

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

As an Events and Creative Industry’s professional you will learn about the products and services we will find at, CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas and MacWorld Expo in San Francisco? Event City will focus on bringing you the latest in new technology and “outside the box” ideas for doing what you do.

We bring you solutions for problems that exist and those that may exist in the future. We help you prevent headaches as well through learning about key products and services to help you in your business. Not only will you see new products now, but our coverage will continue well past the actual Events themselves.

You could be an Event or Meeting Planner, Corporate Manager, Hospitality & Events specialist, Travel, Art, Entertainment, Music Food & Beverage or Film industry professional and we will constantly bring you the latest and greatest to help you succeed!

So now that you know our secret, here’s a few links for you to visit the Event City Magazine coverage of these two great shows.  Event City Creative Magazine and the Meeting City Online BlogaZine.

Jim Carrey Rolls into Premier of YES MAN in Hollywood

Jim Carrey Rolls in a Wirlball on the Red Carpet at the Fund-raising Premier of his new movie YES MAN in Hollywood. Jim proves to be one great Wirler!!
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When Jim Carrey entered his Premier for the movie YES MAN, and he came Rolling in a giant 10′ Inflatable ball, nobody knew what to call it. Even Jay Leno fumbled for words with Jim Carrey’s co-star Zooey Deschanel during her interview on his show, on Thursday evening, December 19th, 2008.

It is called the WIRLBALL, YES, W-I-R-L-B-A-L-L. Just say YES to WIRLING. It is the new extreme sportsball in America ready to rock and ROLL your Wirld!!

Jim Carrey Arriving at YES MAN Premier Rolling in a Wirlball

Jim Carrey Arriving at YES MAN Premier Rolling in a Wirlball

We are the manufacturer, designer, importer of this specially designed ball for the USA. We are the only company offering both sales and rentals and we can also offer a Warranty for these Extreme Sport Amusement Balls. We are also the only company with a BRAND (besides the New Zealand manufacturer) and a Plan.

Jim likes calling them the Orb. Some call it the Human Hamster or Bubble Ball! Someone tell Mr. Carrey and company it is called the WIRLBALL and it is coming to a city near you.

For complete details on it you can email us at wirlball@eventcity.net. To see Jim Rolling in the Wirlball visit the WIRLBALL MYSPACE and click on “View All Blog Entries“. You can also view it with additional information at a FACEBOOK Page.

If you have any images or footage please send info to us. We are launching a large online portal for the Events & Creative Industries and would be glad to reciprocate with credits and possibly other business.

We are currently looking for crew, staff, Sales Teams, Dealers and Distributors all across the country. We look forward to hearing from you. And don’t forget to go see Jim Carrey in YES MAN!!!

Wirlball USA
415.525.9198 – SF/Headquarters
818.209.1198 – LA Office