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Backstage With Paul: Location, Location, Location!
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Backstage With Paul: Location, Location, Location!

Like in real estate, location is what it is all about in photography. Often I am given about two minutes when I walk into a venue or hotel to find a location to shoot a portrait. Sometimes it just comes to me. Walking around on stage during a television taping with Count Basie, I looked […]
Shuremobile at the Riviera Theater
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My 5 Favorite Music Venues In Chicago

Being born and raised in the City of Broad Shoulders, there are many reasons to hold your head up and be proud – from it’s fiery history survived by a limestone tower on it’s magnificent mile, which serves as a symbol of the City’s endurance and grit, its imposing skyscrapers and resplendent downtown architecture that […]
Backstage. It's not what you think.
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Backstage… it’s not what you think

Ever see that scene in the movie Rock Of Ages where we first meet the character Stacee Jaxx, lying in bed, draped in half naked women somewhere in a room backstage that’s been converted to look like a jungle, complete with a swimming oasis? In the scene, our jukebox hero is summoned by his fast […]
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Memorable moments in Artist Relations

After finishing my last post about how I got into Artist Relations, I thought about all of the wonderful moments I’ve been able to be a part of as a result of being in this job.   Other associates often remind me to look back at what I have done so far and believe me – […]
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Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer in Louisville

October 12, 2010 Louisville, KY – Freedom Hall Yeeessssiir, it’s time for another ROAD TRIP!! Since these guys weren’t going to drive down to me and do a show in Nashville  (the NERVE!…..just kidding) , I decided to head up I-65 from Nashville to give them a hard time about it.  I had met Dave […]
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Slash & Company in Chicago

Sept 8, 2010 – Chicago It’s always a treat to go back “Home.”  I was born in Chicago and Shure HQ’s is there as well.  On this particular trip, I was lucky enough to be able to go out and see Slash and his new group open up for Billy Idol at The Riviera downtown.  […]