Mar 292016
 

Harlem Globetrotters 90th Anniversary World Tour – Amazing Show

Harlem Globetrotters 90th Anniversary Show

The Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 90th year of performing.  How exciting is that?  Even more exciting – the team now has a female Globetrotter.  The very first female to be on the team ever.  Even more exciting (for us), we got to see the Harlem Globetrotters 90th Anniversary World Tour show live.  Our first time for seeing one of their performances.

I knew their show wasn’t the “norm” for a basketball game – I just didn’t know what “wasn’t the norm” – really was all about.  I didn’t tell the kids what I knew – I let them believe what they had imagined in their mind.

As the game progressed one kept saying, “This isn’t what I expected.  This is so much fun!”  She thanked me several times for bringing her.  On our way home I heard many times over, “Can we come next year? Please? Please?”

Seriously, the Harlem Globetrotters are about more than your traditional basketball game –  it’s a basketball game like no other.  There’s lots of hooting and hollering, fun music, hand clapping, whistle blowing, ball tricks, acrobatics – the show is certainly entertaining.

From the moment they come out on the floor until the very the last autograph is obtained 30 minutes after the “game,” the Globetrotters engage their audience.  Hand clapping, playing to cool music, mascots that were fun to watch doing their “thing”, bringing kids down to the court for some fun, engaging adults.  The Trotters meandered up into the stands.

Here you see them making their entrance out onto the court:

Harlem Globetrotters 90th Anniversary Tour

Aiming to entertain you in multiple ways…like hanging from the basketball hoops….

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To playing basketball…

Harlem Globetrotters

And, mascots that do amazing things (I won’t spoil the fun by posting pics of what they do)….

Harlem Globetrotters

See the tall player in the back?  He stands at 7’4″!  Now that’s TALL!

Harlem Globetrotters

We met the first woman to be a Harlem Globetrotter … “Ace Jackson”

1st woman harlem globetrotters 2016

And yes, she autographs whatever you’d like, as do all the others.  Get all the autographs you want on whatever you have at hand.  There were kids getting their pants autographed!

World Vision

The Harlem Globetrotters support World Vision – what a great way to make a difference.

harlem globetrotters world vision

The Harlem Globetrotters are proud to partner with World Vision to build a better world for children. You can sponsor a child just like Globetrotters TNT, Hi Lite, and Buckets do. Your sponsorship helps a child and his or her community gain access to basics like clean water, education, food, healthcare, and economic opportunity. Be a part of our team by sponsoring a child today!

If you’re at the show, you can sponsor a child while there or head to their website.

There’s just so much fun to be had at a Harlem Globetrotters game.  You won’t be disappointed whether you’re a child or an adult.

There are many more tour dates coming up this year. 

Save on your ticket purchase –  25% off Harlem Globetrotters 90th Anniversary World Tour <<click here>>

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Mar 242015
 
***Finger Click Saver received the Hop To The Music pack as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network.  No further compensation was received and all opinions are those of the reviewer.  This post may also contain affiliate links.

Hop to the Music Review & Giveaway

4 Disney Soundtrack CDs

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There aren’t many people in this world who don’t like Disney in some fashion.  Heck, I’d be surprised if there was anyone that didn’t like a Disney Movie, Ice Show, book etc.  I know our family loves Disney and we were thrilled when we learned we were going to be receiving the four soundtracks from the movies – Into The Woods, Frozen, Junior Shuffle 2, and Guardians of the Galaxy to review, and give away the same Hop to the Music pack, to one of our treasured readers.

Into the Woods 2-Disc Deluxe Edition Soundtrack

Into the Woods

I’ve yet to see this movie but the soundtrack is fabulous.  The soundtrack is a two-disc set.  The first disc has 34 songs; while the second disc holds 16.  The songs are captivating and will bring you into the storyline.  Now I must see the movie!

Frozen The Songs

Frozen

My first experience with Frozen was seeing Disney On Ice Frozen.  I hadn’t been to the movie and wasn’t sure what to expect.  Well, I left the show singing Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman?.  I thoroughly enjoyed the show.  Hearing the 10 songs on the soundtrack after a month after seeing the show, just brought me back to the show.

DJ Shuffle 2

Disney Jr. DJ Shuffle 2

The Disney Junior DJ Shuffle 2 consists of 26 songs and 3 bonus karaoke instrumentals.  Songs from the shows Doc McStuffins, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Sofia the First, Sheriff Callie’s Wild West, and Henry Hugglemonster.  Though we don’t have little ones in our home, we enjoyed listening to the soundtracks of what is “in” today.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

Now, again I have not seen this movie, but most certainly want to after hearing the soundtrack consisting of 12 songs.  This soundtrack brought me back in time – way back to when I was growing up as a teen (nearly 40 yrs. ago!)  Song #1 is Hooked on a Feeling – a huge hit when I was a teen!  Song #2 is Go All the Way – another huge hit in my younger days.  In fact, 98% of the soundtrack took me back 40 yrs ago!  There’s just no going wrong with this soundtrack if you grew up in the 70’s.  Love it. Love it. Love it!  And should you not – you may just be like my teen and fall in love with songs from the past.

Purchase Now

Should you want these soundtracks now – you can purchase them at the new Disney Music Emporium. These would make a great addition to an Easter Basket, as a birthday gift, or just because gift.

Alternatively – you can take a chance at being the winner in the Hop to the Music Giveaway! Open to those in the US.

Giveaway

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Thanks to #DisneyMusic and #Enmnetwork, one lucky winner will win the four (4) following Disney Soundtrack CDs.

Prize Pack Includes:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1
  • Into the Woods Soundtrack
  • Frozen The Songs
  • Dj Shuffle 2

***Winner will be sent an email and will need to respond within 24 hrs. or another winner will be selected.  Winner’s prize pack will arrive in 4 – 6 weeks after the end of the giveaway. ***

Please note: Multiple blogs are running the same giveaway, during the same time period.  If it comes to this blogger’s attention that the winner of this giveaway has won on an additional blog for this same prize, this blog reserves the right to choose another winner.

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What’s your favorite Disney Movie/Song?  Please share!

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Mar 132015
 

Madonna Rebel Heart Album Review

Back 25 years ago Madonna was one of my go-to cassette tapes. Yes, you read that right.  That’s the media form that was most popular back then before CD’s came out.

Material Girl, Papa Don’t Preach, Used to Be My Playground, Like a Virgin and several others were faves of mine.  My 2 year-old son used to get right into her songs too.  He was funny to watch and listen to.  He’d just get so carried away!

Here it is, the year 2015, and the iconic Madonna is still going strong.  On March 10, 2015 Madonna’s 13th studio album Rebel Heart was released.

Fast, upbeat songs are what you’ll hear when you listen to this album.  My favorite track is definitely Rebel Heart.  I guess I am beginning to show my age, since that one is not quite as fast-paced as the others…one I can relate to better, as well.  I see the younger generation dancing away to this album.

All About Rebel Heart

Recorded in NY, LA and London, collaborations include Mike Tyson, Chance the Rapper, Nas, Kanye, Nicki Minaj.

Several producers participated in the making of the Rebel Heart Album – Madonna, Toby Gad, Ariel Rechtshald, Ryan Tedder, DJ Dahi, Avicii, Billboard, Kayne West, Diplo, and Blood Diamonds.

Madonna recently Commented in Billboard

“Rebel Heart explores two very distinct sides of my personality, the rebellious renegade side of me and the romantic side of me”

 

Rebel Heart Track ListNote: This album has some explicit language and references to sex and drugs

01 “Living For Love”
02 “Devil Pray”
03 “Ghosttown”
04 “Unapologetic Bitch”
05 “Illuminati”
06 “Bitch I’m Madonna” (Feat. Nicki Minaj)
07 “Hold Tight”
08 “Joan Of Arc”
09 “Iconic” (Feat. Chance The Rapper & Mike Tyson)
10 “HeartBreakCity”
11 “Body Shop”
12 “Holy Water”
13 “Inside Out”
14 “Wash All Over Me”
15 “Best Night”
16 “Veni Vidi Vici” (Feat. Nas)
17 “S.E.X.”
18 “Messiah”
19 “Rebel Heart”

Find Rebel Heart  on iTunes – Listen and Enjoy!

Madonna is Touring!

REBEL HEART WORLD TOUR 2015

NORTH AMERICA / PUERTO RICO:

Date – City – Venue
Aug. 29 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena On Sale Mar. 9

Sept. 2 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 5 San Juan, PR Coliseo de Puerto Rico On Sale Mar. 21
Sept. 9 Montreal, QC Bell Centre On Sale Mar. 14
Sept. 12 Washington, DC Verizon Center On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 16 New York, NY Madison Square Garden On Sale Mar. 9
Sept. 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center On Sale Mar. 9
Sept. 24 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 26 Boston, MA TD Garden On Sale Mar. 16
Sept. 28 Chicago, IL United Center On Sale Mar. 9

Oct. 1 Detroit, MI Joe Louis Arena On Sale Mar. 23
Oct. 3 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall On Sale Mar. 16
Oct. 5 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 8 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center On Sale Mar. 16
Oct. 11 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 14 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 17 Portland, OR MODA Center On Sale Mar. 23
Oct. 19 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose On Sale Mar. 9
Oct. 22 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena On Sale Mar. 23
Oct. 24 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena On Sale Mar. 16
Oct. 27 Los Angeles, CA Forum On Sale Mar. 16

Madonna on the Web & Social Media – Get Connected

Are you a Madonna fan?  What are your favorite tracks?  Will you be purchasing the Madonna Rebel Heart Album?

A FCS team member participated in the Madonna Rebel Heart album review program as a member of One2One Network.  An album was provided to review, but all opinions are those of the reviewer.
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Mar 032015
 

Our Visit to the Ice Castles Lincoln NH 2015 – Save with Promo Code

 ice castles lincoln NH 2015

Stunningly beautiful the Ice Castles Lincoln NH 2015 are.  This year the event is being held at the Hobo Railroad daily.  Use the Promo Code below to save!

We had so much fun walking about the enclosed area where you find yourself surrounded by ice everywhere.  To touch the ice was like feeling a silky smooth piece of silk.  To watch the colors change to from one color to the next was beautifying.

If you dare – or have kids – find the ice slide.  The end is like coming out of one of those enclosed water slide tubes.

 ice castles lincoln NH 2015

Look above your head and you see ice spikes hanging above you.  Yes, there literally was ice everywhere!

 ice castles lincoln NH 2015

As we walked about we had a lot of fun taking the ice formations and turning them into other things we saw.  Do you see a set of four formations that resemble soldiers in the picture below?

 ice castles lincoln NH 2015

And then there was a what appeared to be a glass ice ball – actually several.  Naked to the eye, that’s all you could really see from where we stood – a round ice ball.  Now take a look at the picture below – this one below is special.  Do you see Olaf in that ice ball?

 ice castles lincoln NH 2015

To add to your entertainment there is a guy who juggled fire sticks to music.  Very entertaining – but nothing that you’d ever catch me doing!

 ice castles lincoln NH 2015

We honestly weren’t sure that we were going to make it to see the Ice Castles this year, as we had scheduled ourselves to go on three other occasions.  I was beginning to think it was an omen to go, but was quickly reminded not to think that way, and shoot for going one more time.  I’m so glad we did.

Should you like to see them for yourself – they are being held through March 14, 2015*.  You can schedule your visit and purchase your tickets online at http://icecastles.com.  Save yourself some money when you book online using the promo code “awesome ice” if that doesn’t work for you try “awesomeice” (no space between the words).

*Note that the closing date may change dependent on Mother Nature.  She’s keeping us quite cold here in NH.

 

 

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