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Friday, November 9, 2018

6:30 am - 7:00 pm

Shuttle Bus Service

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Hotel shuttles arrive and depart from the street level entrance of the Convention Center along Gilbert Lindsay Plaza. Buses run every 20 minutes throughout the day. Hotel Service Boarding Locations JW Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Marriott Courtyard, Residence Inn Buses will load curbside on West Road Omni Hotel Buses will load on Olive Street in front... Read more »

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Ask NLC Open

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The ASK NLC desk, located in the registration area in the West Lobby of the Convention Center, is membership central! Stop by to catch up with your regional membership representative, and learn how NLC is working for you. Ask questions about the conference schedule, workshops and events, or about the NLC Events App. Cities can... Read more »

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Registration Open

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On-site registration takes place in the West Lobby of the Los Angeles Convention Center. All conference attendees must register, including delegates and guests, speakers, exhibitors and press. No one will be admitted to a session, workshop, or social function without a badge. Replacement badges cost $25 and can be requested at the on-site registration desk.... Read more »

7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Wellness Room Open

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Convention Center Room 516 will serve as a Wellness Room where attendees can temporarily escape the excitement of the annual meeting while they await their next workshop session, networking event or speaking engagement. Please be courteous to others – no phone calls or loud conversations.

7:30 am - 9:00 am

Council on Youth, Education & Families Meeting

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8 80 Cities will accept proposals for Wintermission project partners in three U.S. cities through November 29, 2018, to reduce social isolation and foster outdoor activity during the winter months. Wintermission will support these partners to become U.S. leaders in winter city planning, design, and programming, adapting experience that has developed in Canada. Selected cities... Read more »

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Democratic Municipal Officials National Breakfast Meeting

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8:00 am - 9:00 am

Breakfast Reception: Forging the Future Between Cities and the Mobility Industry

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With the arrival of shared scooters and bikes, cities suddenly have an opportunity to expand transportation options for residents and visitors alike. But with this opportunity comes new challenges. Join a lightning panel with Remix, LADOT, and leading new mobility companies to discuss how together, we can create safer streets and healthier communities. An LA breakfast of donuts... Read more »

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Corporate & Enterprise Partners Lounge

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8:00 am - 11:00 am

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Foundation Board of Directors Meeting

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8:00 am - 5:30 pm

REAL Redlining Exhibit

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Undesign the Redline offers conference participants a comprehensive look at redlining policies and other mechanisms of structural racism in cities across America. Through maps, current day stories and a historical overview, this interactive presentation explores the policies that shaped why cities look the way they do today. Brought to you by the NLC Race, Equity,... Read more »

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spouse/Guest Lounge Open

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The Spouse/Guest Lounge is in Show Office 509 of the Convention Center for spending down time between tours and programming. Spouse/Guests can also inquire here about Spouse/Guest Tour availability.

8:00 am - 9:00 am

State League Legislative Briefing Breakfast

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

State League Staff Headquarters

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9:00 am - 10:15 am

General Session

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Our second general session on Friday morning will feature remarks from NLC Youth Delegates, a one-on-one conversation with Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan, and a presentation from Esri CEO Jack Dangermond. A panel on innovation, with representation from the private, academic and public spaces will round out the session. This session is sponsored by City... Read more »

9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Spouse/Guest Tour: Eat Your Heart Out! Downtown Los Angeles Food Tour

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Taste the flavors of Downtown Los Angeles – a neighborhood boasting of delicious ethnic eats, fascinating culinary history and incredibly captivating architecture. The Cultural Food Tour includes the Grand Central Market, Bradbury Building, and historic Biltmore Hotel. Departure: Walking tour departs the LA Convention Center at 9:30 a.m. Return: Walking tour will head back to... Read more »

10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Spouse/Guest Tour: Griffith Park and Observatory

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Griffith Park and Observatory is over 4,210 acres of both natural chapparal-covered terrain and landscaped parkland and picnic areas. The Griffith Observatory has three (3) Planetarium shows each day. Departure: Buses will depart from the LA Convention Center at 10:00 a.m. Return: Buses will depart at 2:00 p.m.

10:15 am - 1:30 pm

Expo Hall and Market Square Open

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The City Summit Expo Hall brings attendees the latest products, services and ideas – direct from manufacturers, consultants and specialists – and provides opportunities for information sharing during the conference. Don’t miss the conference opening reception, taking place Wednesday, November 7 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in West Exhibit Hall A. Enjoy entertainment sponsored... Read more »

10:15 am - 1:30 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater Open

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10:30 am - 11:45 am

Building Foundations: Investing in Youth to Support Workforce Success

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Is your city preparing its youth for the workforce of the future? There are many strategies city leaders can implement to ensure young people have the skills, experiences, and credentials to succeed in the changing workforce. Learn how Richmond, Charleston, and Los Angeles are cultivating a successful workforce by starting early. During an interactive conversation,... Read more »

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Cybersecurity, Ethics and Liability in the Era of Big Data

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The benefits of big data are endless but collecting, utilizing and storing data present ethical and security risks for government and privacy risks for communities. During this panel discussion, learn the role city leadership plays in ensuring cybersecurity is a priority underscoring initiatives that collect and house residents’ data. Take advantage of the time to ask panel... Read more »

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Film and Discussion: Leading Through the Storm

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Need advice on how to prepare for a disaster and persuade residents to evacuate? What about leading a response? Maybe you need insights into working with FEMA. Good disaster planning is important, but lessons from real experiences provide even greater value. Watch interviews with elected officials and specialist on the leader perspective versus the technical... Read more »

10:30 am - 10:55 am

NLC Spotlight Theater: A Community Promise for Students to Go Further

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Learn how Oakland, California created a post-secondary education culture within their community. Discover strategies from the Oakland Promise cradle-to-career initiative on how to obtain better outcomes in education and future workforce.

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Preparing to Rebuild and Reimagine Local Infrastructure

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The National League of Cities has called on Congress to “Rebuild and Reimagine” American Infrastructure, but is your city ready for what may come next? Come to learn how your city can manage the comprehensive infrastructure projects of today, meeting multiple needs across transportation, water, and energy sectors. Hear leaders share stories about local governments... Read more »

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Smart Cities Sharing Summit: Building Smart City Innovation Ecosystems

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America is filled with local leaders who are innovating and leveraging new technology by partnering with anchor institutions, startups, schools and others to help their cities thrive in the modern economy. Through specific and actionable commitments to new programs and initiatives, cities are reshaping the trajectory of their economies. Leaders from across the  country are invited to join NLC... Read more »

10:30 am - 11:45 am

World Café: Tools to Mitigate the Housing and Homelessness Crisis

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This is an exclusive opportunity to have meaningful discussions about housing and homelessness topics with peers and experts.  Get solutions to address housing issues like affordability, access and preservation of existing inventory. Hear how leaders develop new communities and implement policies that will safeguard affordable housing for all and take home strategies to address homelessness.

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Youth Delegate Workshop: The Power of Youth Voice

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Throughout our country’s history, youth have made change by speaking up, educating and organizing their peers and advocating to adults in the political system. Hear about powerful examples of youth taking the lead to create change based on their own personal experiences and their unique understanding of American history.

11:00 am - 11:25 am

NLC Spotlight Theater: NLC University Leaders Lab: A Year of Building Inclusive Communities

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Hear from city leaders participating in the NLC University Leaders Lab Cohort. Five mayors and six chiefs of staff will present in a TED talk style format on what they have been doing to build inclusive communities. At the beginning of 2018, each participant developed a unique project specifically designed for their respective community. Learn... Read more »

11:30 am - 11:55 am

NLC Spotlight Theater: NLC University Leaders Lab: A Year of Building Inclusive Communities

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Hear from city leaders participating in the NLC University Leaders Lab Cohort. Five mayors and six chiefs of staff will present in a TED talk style format on what they have been doing to build inclusive communities. At the beginning of 2018, each participant developed a unique project specifically designed for their respective community. Learn... Read more »

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Afterschool Policy Advisors Network (APAN) Luncheon

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Interested in supporting children and youth across your city with quality afterschool and summer learning experiences? Concerned about the skills they need to be successful in our changing workforce?  Attend the 13th annual APAN Luncheon meeting to gain knowledge, strategies, resources, and tools on how to use your municipal leadership to promote afterschool and summer... Read more »

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch in Expo Hall

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12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater: Reimagining Local Infrastructure

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Learn how Los Angeles’s creative street projects are community-oriented, low-cost, and high impact. LA-Más, a nonprofit urban design organization, will share their work with the Great Streets initiative, including pedestrian projects on Reseda Blvd in Northridge and Western Ave in Koreatown. Learn about innovative small business support programs in Watts and Wilmington featuring storefront makeovers... Read more »

12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater: San Jose: Engaging Older Adults as Civic Innovators

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How are cities leveraging America’s aging population? Today there are 48 million Americans 65 and older, and by 2060 it will be 98 million. The San Jose Mayor’s office provides a powerful model for cities to engage seniors. Since 2016 the city has partnered with Encore.org to leverage older adults as innovators in the public... Read more »

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

State League Executive Directors and President’s Lunch – By Invitation Only

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12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Women in Muncipial Government Leadership Awards Luncheon

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Each year, WIMG and NLC recognize an individual for initiating creative and successful programs in municipal government that help their community, particularly if the leadership serves as a specific mentoring model for future female leaders. Our goal is to promote more representation of women in local government and to encourage more women to run for elected municipal... Read more »

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Leadership Award Luncheon

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12:30 pm - 12:55 pm

L.A. Spotlight Theater: A Walk of Fame Dedicated to Exceptional Educators

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There is a walk of fame for actors and actresses, yet before their fame there was always a teacher’s encouragement driving them to achieve. The Walk of Hearts Foundation recognizes exceptional educators for their commitment, innovation, and positive influence on their students’ lives via a walk of fame dedicated to exceptional educators. The ideal nominee... Read more »

12:30 pm - 12:55 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater: Creative Collaboration: Jumpstart Sustainable Water Programs with WaterNow

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The WaterNow Alliance Project Accelerator provides cities nationwide with free technical and program assistance to jumpstart local sustainable water projects. WaterNow has partnered with San Clemente to develop a framework to work with the Home Owner Associations (HOA) to help them irrigate better and smarter and reduce water waste. With large areas of outdoor landscaping,... Read more »

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Youth Chaperone Workshop: Update on Youth Councils Across the U.S.

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12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Youth Delegate & Young Municipal Leader Dessert Social

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1:00 pm - 1:25 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater: A Sustainability Program for Your City’s Convention Center

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Learn more about Los Angeles’s current and future practices of environmental and sustainability programs for the convention center. Learn about the historical and benchmarking events of the facility, get an overview of programs at the building and future expectations for the Los Angeles Convention Center facility and the City.

1:00 pm - 1:25 pm

NLC Spotlight Theater: Develop a Comprehensive and Balanced Housing Strategy

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As cities across the nation continue to grapple with the growing housing affordability crisis, the need for locally informed housing strategies is ever present. What are the key elements of a local housing strategy? How can you ensure all residents benefit? What are examples from other cities? Come to learn about a new resource available... Read more »

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Addressing Addiction in Small Cities

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Too often people suffering with addiction end up entangled in the criminal justice system.  Learn about the opportunities that exist for small cities to address addiction including public health responses and pre-arrest diversion.  Hear a panel of local leaders and experts discuss different approaches that their cities have taken to address addiction .

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Attracting and Hosting Movie and TV Production

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Discover the economic benefits the entertainment industry brings to cities. Panelist will discuss the advantages for cities regarding job creation and consumer spending, of a TV show or movie locating in your community. Discover how municipal officials can attract movies and TV shows to their cities and what producers and production companies are looking for... Read more »

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Film and Discussion: The House We Live In

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Race is not biology. It is a social construct ingrained in politics, economics and culture—and carries various economic impacts and outcomes for communities. Learn the ways America’s institutions and policies, such as redlining and housing policy, advantage some groups at the expense of others. After the film, join in on a dynamic discussion that will... Read more »

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Local Democracy in the Face of State Interference

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Stronger local democracy is critical, especially during times of national political turmoil like we’re experiencing today. Join city leaders as they go deeper on a range of topics focused on strengthening the capacity of local government and the vibrancy of civic participation. This session will feature a fireside chat with incoming NLC president Mayor Freeman-Wilson... Read more »

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Reducing Costs in Emergency Management

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2017 was the costliest year for natural disasters in United States’ history. It has long been known that every $1 spent on disaster mitigation saves at least $4 in recovery costs, and new tools are making it easier than ever to prioritize your investments. The implementation of technological advances can significantly reduce the time between... Read more »

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

The Future is Automated: How City Leaders Can Prepare for a New Economic Landscape

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Automation is one of the formidable forces molding the changing economy. It has the potential to impact people across sectors and at various levels of employment and education. From manufacturing and supply chain to retail and food service, many jobs are vulnerable to automation. City leaders will learn to prepare communities for the future of... Read more »

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Western Municipal Association Meeting

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Military Communities Council Meeting

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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

World Café: Building Better Civic Engagement

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Civic engagement is a crucial component of local democracy—and a key tool to understanding the wants and needs of your residents. This session will give you the opportunity to hear from a collection of experts and practioners and take away new tactics for getting better engagement and participation in your communities. The world café format... Read more »

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Film and Discussion: No Small Matter

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In the richest country in the world, why are so many children not school ready by the time they reach kindergarten? A child’s earliest surroundings and interactions shape the developing brain, building the foundations for life-long cognitive and emotional development, even mental and physical health. Early childhood experiences form the basis for kindergarten readiness, which... Read more »

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

First Tier Suburbs Council Meeting

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Large City Council Meeting

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3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Overcoming Social Inequities with Technology, Today – Deep Dive

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Could technology make a difference in speeding up how we respond to social inequities? Governments around the nation are faced with issues like homelessness, blight, opioid addiction, access to care, veterans’ services, access to transit, and many more. This session will explore how technology can bridge the gap between resources and the less fortunate as... Read more »

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

REAL (Race, Equity, And Leadership) Council Meeting

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Small Cities Council Meeting

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

University Communities Council

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3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

What Cities Can Do When States Push Down Higher Healthcare and Pension Costs

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Pensions play a critical role in the ability of local governments to attract and retain talent. The costs associated with this employee benefit, however, can be substantial. Looking at the total employee compensation package is important for cities, especially when the state pushes down higher healthcare and pension costs. Learn the makeup of the compensation... Read more »

3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

World Café: Making Room for Innovation on City Streets

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Cities are partnering with technology partners like never before to innovate and reimagine what moves on city streets, curbs and sidewalks. Hear from five leading cities of all sizes and their technology partners who are using scalable projects to remix street patterns, bring autonomous transit fleets to local roads, set up bike and scooter sharing... Read more »

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Youth Delegate Workshop: Using Your Voice After High School

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Youth will interact with college students to learn how they stay civically engaged after high school and how their college studies and activities will prepare them for careers in the future.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The 2020 Census: Why it Matters and How You Can Get Ready

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The 2020 Census will get underway in just under 18 months, but preparing for an accurate and complete count starts now. The results of the 2020 Census impact every city, determining how voting lines are drawn and how federal funds are allocated. This panel will feature local and national experts explaining the unique challenges of... Read more »

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Constituency Group Affinity Reception

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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Iowa League of Cities Reception

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

League of Arizona Cities and Towns Reception

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5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Alabama Delegation Reception

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

League of Kansas Municipalities & Missouri Municipal League Reception

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Local Democracy Reception

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5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Youth Social at Lucky Strike @ LA Live

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

League of California Cities Reception

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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Rocky Mountain Reception: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming

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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Young Municipal Leaders Network Reception – By Invitation Only

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8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Indiana Reception Honoring Incoming NLC President Karen Freeman-Wilson

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Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson is slated to become NLC President on Saturday, November 10. Let’s celebrate like rock stars! Gary native and member of the Jackson 5, Tito Jackson, will be on-hand with his blues band to celebrate with Karen. So be a Dancin Machine, or on Saturday you’ll be in a State of Shock... Read more »