Presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke to speak at Kent State – News – Akron Beacon Journal – Akron, OH

Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke is set to visit Northeast Ohio next week.O’Rourke will speak at Kent State University’s Risman Plaza at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, the Kent State College Democrats announced on Twitter Tuesday night.

We are so happy to announce Presidential Candidate @BetoORourke will be on campus to speak September 25 @ 6PM on Risman Plaza! We hope to see you all there!— KSU College Dems

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2019 Baseball Tour

2019 Baseball Tour – Akron Vs. Bowie Photo Story

General Admission = I’m walking all over this park.

20 oz Bud draft is what Thirsty Thursday is all about.

The ONLY food to eat at a ball game.

Oh, hai Danny Salazar!

It’s a rehab start, so Salazar leaves the game giving up 1 run in 2 2/3 innings.

The RubberDucks get out of it with a strikeout to end the inning!

A solo shot makes it 2-0 Bowie.

I have no idea what this is about.

Every time this player bats, they play Homer Simpson yawning. I can’t imagine why.

NOPE! That’s a K!

NOW I get it! Because they’re the SOX!

And another K for Robinson.

Jordan Stephens strikes out the first two batters he faces.

Once again, not a bad view.

An error leads to Bowie’s third run of the game. Akron is still scoreless.

I got moon shot!

The game ends on a strikeout, which pretty much sums up Akron’s offense tonight. 3-0 is the final score.

2019 Baseball Tour

2019 Baseball Tour – Akron Vs. Reading

It’s a beautiful night for baseball at Canal Park!

A couple stadium hot dogs is always a great way to start the game.

Reading draws first blood with a sac fly in the top of the fourth. 1-0 Fightin Phils.

And the RubberDucks tie it back up in the bottom of the fourth with a solo shot to left! 1-1 tie!


Reading gets another run in the top of the sixth, but ends the inning with a whiff. 2-1 Reading.


For as long as I had to wait on the Thirsty Thursday line, you bet I got a 20oz Bud.

Life can be tough for a reliever. One walk and you’re replaced.

Akron ties it up again with an RBI single in the bottom of the 8th! 2-2!

Akron gets the last out in the top of the ninth, but not before Reading scores and takes the lead. 3-2 going to the bottom of the ninth.

And that’s the ball game.

2019 Indoor Season

2019 Ohio Indoor Performance Association Firestone Weekend Photos

Congratulations to all the performers who took part in this past weekend’s Ohio Indoor Performance Association events at Firestone Community Learning Center in Akron, Ohio. This was a showcase of wonderful performances in the last regular season OIPA weekend before championships.

Show Review

2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – Big, Loud, & Live 15 Cinecast

With the 2018 DCI season about to end, we returned to movie theaters for the first of three nights of Championships. I’ll admit I also had the FloMarching feed of Prelims running on my phone while at work so I could at least hear the Open Class corps and those World Class corps seeded 16th and lower. Unlike the first cinecast event in June, I returned to the Montrose Movies cinema in the Akron area. Like last year, I left swearing never to return again. Seriously, people, Montrose Movies has become a dump.

DCI marks 15 years in movie theaters

Show Review

2018 Drum Corps Retrospective – Innovations In Brass Akron

The Innovations in Brass show in Akron, Ohio, was my first live drum corps experience of the 2018 season, both as a spectator and as a performer with Rhythm In BLUE. This led to some interesting logistical issues when it came time for my live coverage, but I was able to make it work, as you will see below.

LIVE! From the Stands coverage

Photo Gallery

Drum Corps World review

Show Review

2018 Innovations In Brass Review

My review of the 2018 Drum Corps International Innovations in Brass show is now available to read in the July 2018 edition of Drum Corps World!

Show review

I also provided LIVE! From the Stands commentary about the show in the Drum Corps Planet forums. You can check out my comments and discussions with fellow fans for a more as-it-happened perspective of the performances

LIVE! From the Stands discussion thread

Finally, you can view photos I took of the performing corps on my SmugMug account.

Photo gallery

Marching Arts

DCP/DCW COVERAGE – 2018 Innovations In Brass

Not only will the 2018 Innovations in Brass be my first live drum corps event of the season…

Not only will I be providing LIVE From the Stands! coverage of the show on Drum Corps Planet

Not only will I be writing the show review for Drum Corps World

I will also be performing for the first time with Rhythm in BLUE!


2018 Ohio Indoor Performance Association Firestone Weekend Photos

I have uploaded my photos from this past weekend’s Ohio Indoor Performance Association Firestone competitions to Google Photos. The photos are available for all to view. If you with to share photos online, please give me credit. You can also add your photos from the event to the album.

Saturday’s photo album

Sunday’s photo album

Marching Arts

2016 DCI Tour Premiere (6/23/16) – Drum Corps World Coverage

It’s the first show of the season and we’re all invited.

The 2016 Drum Corps International season starts off where it will also end, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Fortunately, for those of us who need our early season drum corps fix but don’t live way back home in Indiana, DCI and Fathom Events are bringing the show to the big screen.

Continuing the tradition of showcasing drum corps in movie theaters, the 2016 DCI Tour Premiere will be broadcast live to theaters across the country on Thursday, June 23rd. Six of the top drum corps in the world will lead off the 2016 competitive season. The show begins at 8:30 PM Eastern.

I will once again be reviewing the cinecast for Drum Corps World, making observations on the event and broadcast, including the behind the scenes content and vignettes shown between performances. Unlike previous years, I will also review the performances of the night as well.

If you’ll be attending the cinecast at the Regal Montrose Movies 12 cinema in Montrose (Akron), Ohio, be sure to find me and say hello. I will be wearing my Drum Corps Planet staff shirt so I’ll be easy to find.

Here we go!