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  Jump Back Pre-Sale (11/19)

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

So, I’ve always wanted to go to the infamous “Jump Back Ball.” It’s one of those parties I always mean to check out, but then it overlaps with something else, someone’s birthday, a long weekend away or something and I’ve always missed it. This year I am making it a priority to get my tickets early and begin planning my attire for the big party.

The 19th annual Jump Back Ball, themed “Celebrate: Carnaval,” is set for Saturday, February 27, 201o…so will you wear feathers or something more black tie? Hmm…

The Carnival Ball kickoff party will take place at A.J. Rocco’s (816 Huron Rd) from 6-8 pm. Join me and enjoy appetizers, drink specials and mini manicures by The Studio Salon plus buy your Jump Back Ball tickets first and SAVE!

Ticket prices increase THE DAY after (no exceptions) the kickoff by $15 +handling fees, so be sure to get to the party and bring your friends. Each person in attendance can purchase two tickets at the kickoff rate with no handling fees. New this year- you can set up a payment plan too!

Kickoff party pricing: $100-$120

I will be there waiting in line to save some cash on my tickets…will you?

  David Pogue, tech guru (3/09)

Monday, March 9th, 2009

David Pogue grew up in Shaker Heights. Hi Mom’s the Welcome Wagon lady and his dad’s a lawyer. He was a music/theatre geek from Day 1, starring in, composing, playing piano for, or conducting musicals and choirs from elementary school through high school. He was also a language jock, winning the Ohio Spelling Bee in 1977, and a magician, performing over 400 magic shows during his teen years.

Today, David Pogue is the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. Each week, he contributes a print column, an online column, an online video and a popular daily blog, “Pogue’s Posts.”David is also an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News, and he appears each week on CNBC with his trademark comic tech videos.

With over 3 million books in print, David is one of the world’s bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the “for Dummies” series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music); in 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes over 100 titles.

David graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985, with distinction in Music, and he spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. In 2007, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in music from Shenandoah Conservatory. He’s been profiled on both “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes.” He lives with his wife and three young children in Connecticut. His web site is

Join Playhouse Square as they welcome Mr. Pogue as part of their Town Hall Series. The mission of Town Hall Cleveland is to educate and to inform, through an annual series of public lectures, an audience of attentive and active citizenry in northern Ohio, promoting no particular social or political agenda other than to enrich the depth and quality of the public discourse essential to a free society.

The meetings of Town Hall of Cleveland are open to everyone with a ticket. Among those who attend are persons from a wide range of business professions, civic activists, religious, social and labor leaders, artists, politicians, teachers and students.

For more information on David Pogue and the Town Hall of Cleveland visit For tickets call 216.241.1919

  Grady Models

I couldn’t let this little news tidbit slip by….this just in…Grady Sizemore spotted in this months Men’s Vogue Magazine!

Titled, “Center of Attention” writer Bryan Curtis along with NYC photographer Julian Dufort capture the very essence of this “player” in his hometown!

For the complete article on this athlete-celebrity visit