Thursday, July 29, 2010

7/30-Sean Lennon, Milt Larsen

Sean Lennon-Winner of the 2010 "Atomic Wings" Buffalo Wing Eating Contest sponsored by Atomic Wings

For the first time in New York City, you can now have authentic Buffalo wings. Sure, some places serve things they call wings, but to a true connoisseur it seemed criminal that in a city that has everything, there was not an authentic Buffalo Chicken Wing in sight. Now that's changed: Atomic Wings has arrived!
ATOMIC gets its wings fresh from Buffalo, where the chickens are unusually big as well as tasty. Then we prepare them as they were invented in 1964 in Buffalo. The result is unforgettably good eating.
As upstate college freshmen in 1981, I had my first encounter with this unique delicacy. Standing knee-deep in snow, I realized that I had a mission in life: to bring real Buffalo wings to New York. With the opening of ATOMIC WINGS, my mission is complete and your deliverance is at hand. Call or stop by now and experience the taste we've been waiting for.

Milt Larsen-Host of Hear the Again for the First Time and Owner of the Magic Castle
Milt Larsen is a writeractor, performer, lyricist,magicianentrepreneurspeaker and the creator of The Magic Castle, a nightclub for magicians and enthusiasts.

The Larsen Brothers' father died in 1955, his dream of a place for magicians to gather and swap trade secrets over drinks unrealized. In 1961 Larsen met Tom Glover, the owner of the hillside property which included the Hollywood restaurant The Yamashiro.
Larsen told Glover about his father's idea of a clubhouse for magicians, and Glover agreed to Milt's proposal to transform the Lane mansion on Glover's property, below The Yamashiro, into The Magic Castle, a nightclub for magicians and home of the Academy of Magical Arts.
Larsen leased the property and restored the Victorian period mansion to house the club. His brother Bill, at the time a CBS television producer of (The Danny Kaye Show), helped promote the club among his network show business connections, recruiting members. When The Magic Castle opened its doors in 1963, Bill came on board as President of the Academy of Magical Arts and Sciences, and was soon joined by Irene Larsen, in the promotions department.
He also created the Mayfair Music Hall in Santa Monica, California (a Victorian British music hall featuring live stage shows) (1973-1980), The Variety Arts Theatre - Los Angeles (1977-1990) and Caesars Magical Empire at Caesars Palace Las Vegas (1995-2004).