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Stromae takes America - Right ?

Selling out the 20,000 seat Madison Square Arena in New York is not the same as taking America by storm - but it is a good start. Especially for an artist who hasn't touched the American charts yet... Click here to read more »

Purchasing tickets on a second hand market place - Buyer beware of the fees, charges, taxes, commissions, ... adding up to 75% !

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Recently Stubhub abandoned a real-life test disclosing to customers of second hand tickets the all-in price upfront - as they were losing customers hand over feet to other ticket brokers. Today, I personally went through the experience of how a $20 ticket purchase results in $15.10 of additional fees, charges, and taxes to the online broker - and that is even before they take their cut of what the seller of the tickets actually receives. Click here to read more »

Ed Sheeran vs. Damien Rice - Live in Concert

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In July I went to see Damien Rice in concert in Paris, and in September I attended Ed Sheeran's show in Dallas. I wasn't expecting these two gigs to have a lot in common with one another, but they did. So I decided to write down the similarities, the differences and... my appreciation for both ! Click here to read more »

Texas drought is a thing from the past

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The rain over the past 5 months has turned Texas from a drought-stricken state back into "normal". Many years of abnormal low rainfall were undone by above normal rainfall, dumping more than the yearly amount of water over Texas in just the past 5 months ! Click here to read more »

Yes I did it again : take a chance on a technology startup at Indiegogo - will it be late again ?

Flic-A-Button Iphone Gadget

I've been burned by catchy descriptions and lofty promises on Indiegogo before... but I'm trying once again. Flic-a-button sounds like fun, with plenty of fun applications... so I did place my order and will keep my fingers crossed... Click here to read more »

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