John Oates Concert

John Oates Concert

The night of the John Oates concert finally arrived!  When I first saw it advertised, I debated about whether to buy tickets. I liked the venue, our little local theater, The Paramount. But I just wasn’t convinced I would enjoy a show by Oates without Hall. It...
2024 80s Cruise Recap

2024 80s Cruise Recap

Here’s my attempt of a recap of the 2024 80s Cruise. Overall, a wonderful time. Despite falling and slightly spraining my ankle, it was a wonderful time. Another week where we sometimes had to try to figure out when we would have time to eat because there was so much...
Coming Back to Myself

Coming Back to Myself

I’ve been off the ship a week and am still suffering the 80s Cruise Hangover. I look forward to this cruise every year for approximately fifty-one weeks, then we get to go back in time to my favorite decade for one full week. And then we’re thrust back into the...
Strange Days Indeed

Strange Days Indeed

After a week on the 80s Cruise, I’m not sure anything seems as strange as it typically does. On Pop Icon night, for example, there were seven Madonnas lined up in a row, all from different stages of her career. There were two Chers from the “Turn Back Time” video, one...
Noah Spencer

Noah Spencer

When my friend Kandy Kiser Howlett and I saw Noah Spencer as part of the Holiday Showcase at The Paramount before Christmas, I was impressed with the young man. So impressed that I’ve been looking for opportunities to catch him doing his own gig ever since. I thought...
Holiday Showcase at The Paramount

Holiday Showcase at The Paramount

For something billed as a “Holiday Showcase,” the performances last night lacked a lot of holiday cheer. Not to say they weren’t great performances, but maybe they just should have been billed as something closer to the reality that they were – a showcase of...