‘Falling, for You’ by Guest Author Alex Knight

Friday, August 30th, 2013
Guest Author Alex Knight

Guest Author Alex Knight

Falling, for You

by Alex Knight

“Birds do it, bees do it… let’s fall in love… ”

What does this catchy Cole Porter tune have to do with skydiving? Adventurous individuals from 18 years of age to 70 and beyond are ‘flying’ through the air with the aid of a parachute, and falling in love with it. Everyone I spoke with, regardless of his or her age, agreed on one thing, ‘it’s like nothing else.’ When asked if they would do it again, first time skydivers answered with a unanimous, resounding ‘yes!’

If you think skydiving is a modern sport, it might surprise you to learn that in 852, Armen Firman performed one of the first recorded ‘parachute’ jumps in history. Armen attempted to fly off a tower in Cordoba using a cloak on a wooden frame. And, in the late 1400s, Leonardo Da Vinci designed a pyramid shaped parachute that had features similar to those used in modern day parachutes. (more…)

TAEM- Waiting For the Washington Capitals

Monday, January 14th, 2013

    The Arts and Entertainment Magazine recently sent our paperwork and credentials in to The Washington Capitals hockey team to cover their games. We also hope to have interviews with the players and team owners. We started biting our nails when we found out that the NHL and team player representatives reached an impasse on labor negotiations and contracts. This led to the current ‘lockout’ which put a halt on this season.

News is now filtering out that there may be hope after all, and that players and judges were told to ‘get ready’. There may also be plans in the works to create a 48-game season. This is great news, and not unlike the recent financial ‘fiscal cliff’ we have all been left chomping on the bit. (more…)

TAEM interview with producer James Stiles

Monday, October 1st, 2012

TAEM- The Arts and Entertainment Magazine is constantly probing the entertainment field for new venues to report on. We have luckily stumbled upon producer James Stiles to lead us down a whole new path. James, we recently learned of your project, ‘Bass Masters’, in the state of Maine. We understand that this is a sports fishing show. Can you tell us something about it, and how it begun ?

JS-  First, I’d like to thank you for being in your publication and applaud you for your great articles.  I love fish for dinner and wanted to know more about Haddock fishing. Contacted a local guy who turned out to belong to a local Bass Fishing Club here in Maine.  I thought it would be interesting and doable to follow each club tournament and break them down to Web Originals thus creating

TAEM- Where are the shooting locations for this show, and who are some of the participants ?

JS-  Augusta, Maine is actually near the best Lakes for Bass Fishing in Maine.  The Club Members I follow are from Capital Area Bassmasters.  Bob Caron Started the club in 2008 so they are a fairly new club with only a few members. (more…)

TAEM covers the Washington Capitals Fan Fest 2012!

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012


On Saturday, July 14th, 2012 our publisher, and our photographer, covered the Washington Capitals Fan Fest in Arlington, Virginia that was held at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex. As they are both huge fans of the team, this proved to be a spectacular event for them. Young fans were also treated to face painting and roof-top amusements. (more…)

TAEM News Flash- Our photographer meets Braden Holtby

Friday, June 29th, 2012

  The Arts and Entertainment Magazine’s photographer, Joseph O’Donnell IV, had the rare chance to pose on the other side of the camera recently with Capital’s hockey star Braden Holtby. Braden is the well-known goalie who has prevented opposing teams from scoring in the Stanley Cup playoffs, letting the Caps make it to the semi-finals.

As a huge Caps hockey fan, Joe was excited to meet with Braden, and was able to obtain an autograph on a hockey stick to hang on his trophy wall. This certainly made Joe’s day and our publisher gained much needed experience as a shutter bug. As you can see by the smiles on his face this was a chance of a lifetime for our photographer, and one very much appreciated. Joe’s a great photographer and his many contributions to this magazine have not gone unnoticed by the many fans who read it. Thank you Joe for all your hard work !!! (more…)

TAEM interview with hockey player Sean Pronger

Friday, June 1st, 2012

TAEM- The Arts and Entertainment Magazine has been thrilled to learn that a new book is on the horizon for the favorite sport of it’s publisher…….Hockey ! A long time fan of the sport, and the founding father of an AHL hockey stadium in Pennsylvania, it is a book that he has long waited for. Best of all it is being written by a hockey player that truly understands the sport.

Sean Pronger has been playing hockey for eleven years, and we are thrilled to present his story to all our readers. Sean, please tell us when you first became interested in the sport.

SP- I’ve been interested in hockey as far back as I can remember.  I grew up in a small town (Dryden, Ontario) and there wasn’t much else to do.  With winter being about 8 months long it was either hockey or ice fishing!

TAEM- For all the fans of this sport, and those looking to get into it, tell us about how you trained for it.

SP- When I was younger I don’t think I really trained for it other than play it all the time with my brother and our buddies.  For us, it didn’t seem like practice or training we were just doing something we loved to do.  As I got older I started to officially train for it.  I rode the bike, ran sprints, lifted weights and did plyometrics. (more…)