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a.MKE: 3 of a Kind, Veterans Day Parade, Milwaukee Zine Fest, WFTDA Championships and Blockbuster 11.7.13

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Saturday marks the 50th Anniversary of the Veterans Day Parade supporting our troops and honoring our veterans in Downtown Milwaukee. The parade route will start at the corner of Wells and Plankinton at 11am. More info online....

The end of an era...Blockbuster announced the closing of their last 300 U.S. based retail stores and distribution centers.  Blockbuster will continue its On Demand streaming service and its home brand to DISH customers.

Milwaukee Zine Fest will take place on Saturday from 11 to 5pm at the Falcon Bowl. Zines (short for magazine or fanzine) are self-published, hand made booklets covering a wide range of subjects. Zine fest includes over 40 vendors and workshops for adults and kids. Info found online

The U.S. Cellular Arena will host the International Women's Flat Track Derby Association Championships this weekend. About 200 skaters are expected to compete. Milwaukee's Brew City Bruisers, are not competing, but will welcome teams from around the country as they compete to take home the HYDRA trophy. 

THREE OF A KIND - SUGARHILL RECORDS

It's Thursday, it's time play three songs that share one common theme, person place or thing. I'll give you one song/clue each hour. Follow along, if you can guess the theme in the 8oclock hour, you could win a gift card for Mikey's or Distill. 

THREE OF A KIND - SUGARHILL RECORDS

1. Joe and Sylvia Robinson founded this in 1979.

SONG: Funky 4 + 1 "That's The Joint"

 

2. New York University film student Spike Lee directed the music video for White Lines, one of his first projects.

SONG: Grandmaster Melle Mel "White Lines"

 

3. After a controversial distribution deal with MCA Records, this label closed down in 1986. In 1995, Rhino Records purchased all the released and unreleased masters and put out a 4 album box-set of music.

SONG: Sugarhill Gang "Apache"