Monthly Archive: February 2014

Bitcoin: Coming to an ATM Near You?

In a move that sounds like it is straight out of a video game, Bitcoin is moving into the ATM industry. The still emerging digital currency that you may or may not have heard about (it’s not like they run commercials) is coming into its own as a way to access your money without being regulated by a federally-backed financial institution. The ATM’s are called Robocoin machines and they allow consumers to purchase bitcoins or have their funds directed to a private account. The question many are asking is can this cutting edge, yet rather odd currency go mainstream?… Read the rest

New Season for the Choral Arts Society of Washington

The Choral Arts Society of Washington, D.C. is preparing for their 2013-14 season — the first season that was planned by Artistic Director Scott Tucker.  The season will kick off on November 10th and include a schedule of five programs, including three performances of the annual Christmas concert.

Tucker joined the Choral Arts Society in 2012 just in time to usher in the 2012-13 season. Since that season had already been scheduled, this year will be the first opportunity Tucker has to put his mark on the music being performed.

An Academic Background

Prior to his appointment to the Choral Arts Society of Washington, Tucker was a professor and Director of Choral Music for 17 years. … Read the rest

How Expensive Are the 2014 Sochi Olympics and Why?

The Olympics have never been known to be an inexpensive event to host, but the 2014 Sochi Olympics are putting all the old financial statistics to shame. Taking place between February 7, 2014 through February 23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia, the 2014 Winter Olympics have reached an astronomical price tag of $50 billion dollars and counting, making it the most expensive Olympic Games to date. To get a better understanding of why the 2014 Sochi Olympics are so exceedingly expensive, we will breakdown the expenses for you. Read on for a look at what is making the Sochi Olympics the most expensive Olympic Games to date.… Read the rest