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5 Best New York Casinos and Gambling Attractions

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There are numerous reputable and renowned casinos in NY State — which is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country —  and Gambling is a great way to spend time and make money. Even  better these casinos are typically connected to hotels, where guests can stay.  Several well-known casinos can be found by exploring the database of casinos throughout New York, but her are five that stand out for their excellent features.

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This Weekend Only: Martin Scorsese Tribute Show at Bold Hype Gallery!

DeNiro as Travis Bickle

You can see what seems like a thousand different interpretations of Robert De Niro as the character Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver — a film I really did not enjoy all that much — this weekend only at Scorsese: A Tribute Art Show at Bold Hype Gallery in Chelsea. Geoffrey and I waited in line for 45 minutes (another first!) to get into the opening reception last night, and inside the gallery it was more packed than a can of sardines, as you’ll see in the photo below: Continue reading This Weekend Only: Martin Scorsese Tribute Show at Bold Hype Gallery!

Nine Year Old Boy Lipsyncs and Dances to Madonna’s “Vogue”

Me at Nine, Performing to Madonna in the Summer of ’91! from Robert Jeffrey on Vimeo:

Back Story from Robert Jeffrey: I performed to Madonna’s “Vogue” in the Summer of 1991 when my parents took me to Hampton Beach Casino in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. A business in the casino at the time gave tourists the chance to lip-synch to their favorite pop songs in front of a blue screen background, and I was lucky enough to partake that summer. In honor of the twentieth anniversary of Madonna’s Truth Or Dare and in celebration of Madonna’s upcoming W.E., here is my nine year old self paying tribute to the woman who changed my life and continues to inspire me just as much today as twenty years ago.

Best. Video. Ever. Enjoy the weekend everybody!

Smoke On The Water: Fire In The Sky


Rare Photo of the Casino Burning Courtesy of Montreux Music Juxtaposed With a Shot of 1,721 Guitarists All Playing “Smoke on the Water” In Unison

On This Date, December 3rd in 1971: During a concert by Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention at a casino in Montreux, Switzerland, a fire started after an audience member shot a flare gun at the ceiling. The building burned down but there were no fatalities. Deep Purple were in Montreux at the time to record their album Machine Head and watched the fire burn from their hotel window. At their recording sessions, the band immortalized the incident in their song “Smoke on the Water,” which was released as a single the following year and became a huge hit. Zappa, who is mentioned in the lyrics, lost all his equipment in the fire.

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