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Can't Do Events, How about a Mystery Box?

Ronnie Lee

Can't Do Events, How about a Mystery Box?

July 25, 2020 by Post St Petersburg — Like most, local event planner Ronnie Lee was hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic back in March 2020. After weeks of quarantine, weeks of getting long overdue home projects complete and weeks of cocktails, what’s a person to do when the idle hands have run out of things to do? Create an online store selling mystery boxes! Welcome to the World www.downtownpete.com. What started as a clever way to get rid of all his pop culture collectables that have been collecting dust in his garage has now turned into a few orders a day with items...


Joshua Redman Live @ Virgin Megastore

Ronnie Lee

Joshua Redman Live @ Virgin Megastore

FANS AT JOSHUA REDMAN IN-STORE SHOW GET INSTANT LIVE CD SAXOPHONIST'S BEYOND SHOT TO NO. 1 AT SAN FRANCISCO'S VIRGIN MEGASTORE AFTER UNIQUE EVENT. (WANT A COPY OF THE CD? WE GOT ONE!) ARCHIVE-BOB-MARGOLIS04/13/2000   SAN FRANCISCO — Tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman participated in a performance and marketing experiment on April 4 that has paid big dividends for him and for San Francisco's Virgin Megastore. The 31-year-old saxophonist and his quartet performed four tunes live in the store, three of which were instantly burned into CDs that were raffled off to 12 of the 175 listeners present. Afterward, sales of his new Warner Bros. CD, Beyond, "went...


The Surprising Comeback of Vinyl Records

Ronnie Lee

The Surprising Comeback of Vinyl Records

Continuing one of the more surprising comebacks of the digital age, vinyl album sales in the United States have grown for the 13th consecutive year. In 2018, 16.8 million LPs were sold in the United States, up 14.6 percent compared to 2017 when accounting for the fact that Nielsen’s 2018 tracking period ran 53 weeks from Dec. 29, 2017 through Jan. 3, 2019.So how big is vinyl's comeback really? Should we all dust off our old record players to prepare for the future of music? According to Nielsen’s 2018 music report, LPs accounted for 12 percent of album sales in the...


Kurt Cobain's Music Lives On

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Kurt Cobain's Music Lives On

Thanks to the wholly unexpected, almost unprecedented overnight success of his band, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain became, not only the reluctant figurehead for the 1990s alternative rock movement, but arguably the biggest rock star of his generation and, finally, its ultimate martyr, when he took his own life. Born Kurt Donald Cobain, in the small town of Aberdeen, Washington, on February 20, 1967, the shy child of a broken home found some answers to his troubles in music, as he shuttled from home to home to occasional homelessness, and struggled to fit in in school before dropping out, two weeks prior...


REDBUBBLE Rocks!

Ronnie Lee

REDBUBBLE Rocks!

Our first ever affiliate! Take a moment to check out Redbubble! Art/ Music/ Photography and more! border="0" />  

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