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2010-10-11 14:00:00

FRIANT, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Table Mountain Casino will host the legendary Smokey Robinson on Thursday, November 18th in their Indoor Event Center! With Smokey Robinson's distinctive vocal styling combined with decades of hits, seats are sure to sell fast! Ticket sales for this show begin today! Smokey Robinson has created tunes recognized around the world with hits like "Shop Around," "Just to See Her" and "Cruisin". He is continuing his legacy with his latest album Time...

2009-10-22 09:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- South By Southwest (SXSW) is thrilled to announce that the legendary Smokey Robinson will deliver the keynote address at their 2010 Music Conference. The address will kick off SXSW activities at the Austin Convention Center on Thursday, March 18, 2010. Smokey Robinson is one of the architects of the "Motown sound" and his voice and songs established the label's profound impact on culture across the globe. Robinson's artistry has been celebrated...

2009-08-10 14:16:29

U.S. officials announced Monday at the 65th birthday of Smokey Bear in Washington that the anti-forest fire icon is going bilingual with a new book. The U.S. Forest Service said the fire prevention symbol will inform children in a book written in both English and Spanish on ways to prevent forest fires and wildfires, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Monday. Smokey Bear is one of the most beloved symbols in American history, and his important message has been communicated to generations of...

2009-06-30 08:56:00

Smokey Bear stars in new CG-animated PSAs and appears on Facebook, MySpace and YouTube in time for July 4th WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advertising Council joined today with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters to launch a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to celebrate Smokey Bear's 65th birthday and provide critical information to Americans about wildfire prevention. The television, radio, print and online PSAs are...

2009-06-02 15:40:57

A Florida couple said their pet dog Smokey is 23-years-old, two years older than the dog that was previously thought to hold the title of world's oldest dog. Joe Slatton, 78, and his wife Mary, 76, of St. Petersburg, said they were not impressed when NBC's Today show featured a 21-year-old dachshund dubbed the oldest living dog, because their Shih Tzu, Smokey, is two years that dog's senior, the St. Petersburg Times reported Tuesday. My wife told me about the show, Slatton said. Of course she...

2009-05-10 10:40:37

Motown singer Smokey Robinson told graduates at Boston's Berklee College of Music to remain humble as they forge music industry careers. Speaking to the contemporary music school's graduating class of 876 students Saturday, the Just to See Her singer said the graduates could view themselves as blessed but warned them to never lose their humility, The Boston Globe reported Sunday. Never, ever get full of yourself. Never, ever think you are 'it.' If anything, you're blessed, Robinson said. The...

2008-12-31 20:22:27

A Florida fire chief said a 6-foot-tall wooden Smokey Bear cut-out was stolen from outside of his fire station. Fire Chief Michael Carver of the Hortense Volunteer Fire Department said the handcrafted Smokey Bear was stolen Friday night from where it had been bolted to a wildfire danger sign outside of the station, the Jacksonville (Fla.) Times-Union reported Wednesday. Smokey the Bear is missing. He's gone, and we would love to have him back home where he belongs, Carver said. Chief Ranger...

2008-09-26 03:00:23

By Wendy Leung RANCHO CUCAMONGA - More and more homeowners are going through foreclosures. Bankers on Wall Street are in tears. But don't tell the performers of the Rancho Cucamonga Community Theatre program they're supposed to be sad. Starting tonight, the cast of ''Smokey Joe's Cafe'' will break into song at least 40 times during each performance of the Broadway revue that focuses on 1950s and '60s music. Divas in sultry dresses will shimmy across the Lewis Family Playhouse stage. Guys...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.