Ravinia Brewing Company Fights To Keep Name, Looks To Dismiss Ravinia Festival Lawsuit

HIGHLAND PARK, IL — The Ravinia Brewing Company on Thursday filed motions to dismiss a revised federal trademark lawsuit from the Ravinia Festival Association over the use of its name of the Highland Park neighborhood they both share. The brewery first opened in the Ravinia Business District in 2018 following an agreement with the festivalRead moreRead more

AEW Collision Ratings Report (6/1): Viewership dips sharply again this week, yearly average, comparison to last year, overview of state of the show

SPOTLIGHTED PODCAST ALERT (YOUR ARTICLE BEGINS A FEW INCHES DOWN)… AEW Collision last Saturday night (6/1) drew 378,000 viewers, down from 415,000 and 523,000 the prior two weeks. It aired in its normal timeslot and was unopposed by an NBA playoff game. It was pre-taped. The average so far this year through 19 episodes isRead moreRead more

AEW Dynamite Ratings Report (6/12): Viewership sharply down, lower than this week’s NXT viewership, year-ago comparisons

SPOTLIGHTED PODCAST ALERT (YOUR ARTICLE BEGINS A FEW INCHES DOWN)… Last night’s (6/12) episode of AEW Dynamite on TBS averaged 681,000 viewers, a sharp drop from the 790,000 the week before and the 779,000 average through the prior 23 weeks. It went up against the NBA Finals, which likely affected the viewership. It was theRead moreRead more

Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Are Set To Be Required In Culver City

CULVER CITY, CA — Newly constructed buildings in Culver City are set to be required to include gender-neutral bathrooms — rather than separate men’s and women’s rooms — following a unanimous vote of the City Council this week. The new law, which requires a second vote at an upcoming council meeting to take effect, appliesRead moreRead more

Treehaus Audiolab

Rich Pinto of Treehaus Audiolab, which is based in Southport, Connecticut, has been dedicated to developing SET amplifiers and high-efficiency speakers since 2017. Here at AXPONA, he introduces the A/Machines monoblock amplifiers ($39,000/pair), which showcase his commitment to classic design, in the sound and the aesthetics. Engineered and built by Radu Tarta (of simplepleasuretubeamps), theRead moreRead more

Beyoncé, Tracy Chapman, and Country Music

One of my coolest radio-related experiences happened just a few months ago, when, churning through FM stations in my car, I encountered a country-inflected male voice singing “Fast Car,” the Tracy Chapman song. Rolling Stone dubbed “Fast Car” the 168th best song of all time. It has audiophile cred because its simple sonics (predominantly voiceRead moreRead more

SD Weekend: Foodie Fest; Fringe Festival; Flower Fields; Kite Fest

SAN DIEGO, CA — To keep your weekend fun and lively, Patch has rounded up some entertaining events going on throughout the San Diego region — from the southern border, to East County, through beach towns, to the uppermost points of North County and communities in between. Some are free. Some have a fee. WhetherRead moreRead more

EC3 says when he was in WWE, everyone was walking on eggshells and bending at the knee to Vince, talks up his transition to main evening now for the NWA

SPOTLIGHTED PODCAST ALERT (YOUR ARTICLE BEGINS A FEW INCHES DOWN)… The following are highlights of EC3’s interview with PWMania discussing his time in WWE, moving from WWE to the NWA, and what’s next for him. (Quotes are courtesy of PWMania, supplied directly to PWTorch.) Click Here: Wojciech Szczesny Jersey Sale His time in WWE andRead moreRead more

Yamaha, 70 Years Young, Blends Past and Present

At audio shows, we don’t look back much. AXPONA is mostly about what’s new, what’s hot, what’s happening. Yamaha proudly bucked the trend and delved into the past. In two adjoining rooms on the 14th floor, the Japanese brand celebrated its 70th anniversary as a hi-fi company. The room on the right had been transformedRead moreRead more

Spoilers For May 18th Episodes Of AEW Collision & Rampage

Last night AEW held television tapings for this week’s Collision and Rampage programs from the Modo Center in Portland, Oregon. This will air on Saturday May 18th on TNT. FULL SPOILERS BELOW.   COLLISION: – Will Ospreay defeated Shane Taylor – Bryan Danielson & FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) defeated Lance Archer & TheRead moreRead more