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  • IAJE: T-minus 20 hours...

    January 8, 2008. Posted by David Tallacksen.

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    The WBGO broadcast team is now up in Toronto, where we'll be hanging for the next few days and bringing you some of the highlights. After a few hours work, our broadcast booth is now up and has been tested. The Metro Toronto Convention Center is well-appointed and professionally staffed - it makes our job rather easy. We hope you'll keep tuning in right here at the WBGO blog, and keep listening to WBGO!

    WBGO IAJE 2008

  • Newark Arena -- Kid's Report

    January 8, 2008. Posted by Grey Johnson.

    WBGO staff were invited to attend a game at the new Newark Arena as guests of the NJ Ironmen. Membership Manager Grey Johnson brought his ten year old daughter and avid soccer player, Georgie. This is her report.

    I went to the Newark Arena last night to see a professional soccer game. Let me tell you something, it was the best night of my life! The teams were the New Jersey Ironmen against the Detroit Ignition. Unfortunately, the NJ Ironmen lost. But the competition was still great! The soccer field was huge but the teams were very good at the passing, goalkeeping and kicking, [they could kick the ball across the whole field with one kick!] I loved this building, everything is so modern! They do concerts, hockey, soccer, and more in this building. When I heard this news, I wondered how they changed the arena from a stage into a soccer field into an ice rink in only two hours! Luckily, I came across a woman who worked at the arena that could tell me the answer. She said that the soccer field was a rug that people roll up after the game is over. Under that soccer field, is a coat of ice, and under the ice is wood. If they want to make it into a stage, they melt the ice and put in a stage. Everyone was very nice to me too.

  • Oui, Carla!

    January 8, 2008

    Add new comment | Filed under: Discovery, News, Notes

    It may be time to re-examine the French, y'all.

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy is in Egypt today and the paps have been on his tail, not because he's the prez of France or because he's doing anything especially earth-shaking. Nowadays, the recently-separated Sarkozy, 52, is attracting attention for the company he's keeping, one lovely and talented former super-model and heiress Carla Bruni.

    Bruni, 39, is not only quite beautiful (she's a super-model, for goodness sake.) but the Italian-born French citizen sings pretty good, too. She released an album in 2003 that was actually quite well received. So, I looked her up. Here's some of Carla Bruni on a Euro TV show. It ain't jazz but I could listen to this. - David Cruz