Ben Terris, The Washington Post Published 8:21 am PST, Friday, February 15, 2019 Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in September 2017 in Washington, D.C. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in September 2017 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Michael S. Williamson. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Michael S. Williamson. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in September 2017 in Washington, D.C. Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz in September 2017 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Michael S. Williamson. 'He's united the country in their universal disdain!': Howard Schultz looks for love in Washington 1 / 1 Back to … [Read more...] about ‘He’s united the country in their universal disdain!’: Howard Schultz looks for love in Washington
Valentine's Day is a scam. It's a made-up holiday designed to get the candy and card companies through the rough period between Christmas and Easter. You've probably heard something like this before and thought to yourself, "Sounds like the Valentine's Day Grinch didn't get a card this year." Although not an entirely accurate statement, the basis for a holiday where the lovesick profess their affection stands on shaky ground. While you could make an argument that every holiday is made up, Valentine's Day comes off as the most egregiously commercial.That heart-shaped box of gamble chocolates? Those white and pink antacids with suggestive words on them? Just a clever excuse by a corporation trying to persuade you to buy something you never would if you didn't feel the pressure of the season. After all, you don't truly love someone unless you buy them marked-up flowers or jewelry, chocolate-covered fruit, a personalized love letter laser-engraved in a heart-shaped piece of glass … [Read more...] about The case against Valentine’s Day
The impressive streak continues for Carlos Echeandia.Echeandia, who owns Carlos’ Bistro with his wife, Marcia, has garnered another Zagat award as an outstanding restaurant for best food. This marks the eighth consecutive year the restaurant has been honored with the Zagat rating. With 5 as the top score, Carlos’ Bistro was rated 4.8 for food, which tied for the best mark in Colorado with Fruition in Denver.“Every time something like this award or positive comment about us happens, I feel like we have gotten a present from God,” he said. “It’s such a blessing.”On your next visit to Carlos’ Bistro, 1025 S. 21st St., you will notice some changes to the eatery. The Echeandias have done some remodeling, adding copper trim around the entrance, new carpet in the dining room and a wine storage area. The patio is getting spruced up with cozy furniture. Hours are 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. The couple closes the business for … [Read more...] about Colorado Springs bistro ranked a top restaurant in Colorado
What's on in Northern Ireland: February 4-10 - from First Dates Belfast to Valentine's glamping BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Here's our pick of 10 exciting things taking place across Northern Ireland this week. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/whats-on-in-northern-ireland-february-410-from-first-dates-belfast-to-valentines-glamping-37780304.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37780298.ece/546af/AUTOCROP/h342/First%20Dates%20at%20Caf%20Parisien.jpg Email Here's our pick of 10 exciting things taking place across Northern Ireland this week. 1. Motorcycle FestivalThe NI Motorcycle Festival is organised by Nutt Promotions, and provides entertainment for all the family. As well as displays of both new and classic motorcycles and scooters from top manufacturers, there will also be appearances from the stars of the motorcycling world over the weekend. 2. Cloughmore Male Voice Choir with The Celtic Tenors Cloughmore Male Voice Choir is proud to … [Read more...] about What’s on in Northern Ireland: February 4-10
NAMED the King of Soul, Sam Cooke was one of the most influential musicians of all time. But how did the soul singer die and what were his best songs? Here's everything you need to know. Who was Sam Cooke? Samuel Cook, known as Sam Cooke, was an American singer popular in the late 50s and early 60s. He was nicknamed the King of Soul as his distinctive voice had a huge impact on the world of popular music. Cooke sang in The Soul Stirrers as a child and went on to have an incredibly successful solo career. He added an 'E' to the end of his surname to signify the start of a new life in 1957. Cooke had 30 US top 40 hits between 1957 and 1964, and three more posthumously. How did he die? Cooke was shot dead at the age of 33 on December 11, 1964, at the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles. His body was found by police dressed in only a sports jacket and a shoe. The motel manager Bertha Franklin is said to have shot him out of self-defence after he came into the motel office looking for a girl. … [Read more...] about What was Sam Cooke’s cause of death, what are his best songs and how old was he?