Tyler Mayforth

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Jaws, The Big Screen And The Orpheum Theater

Quick: Name the movie with this popular line. “You’re going to need a bigger boat.” Simple, right? That was Titanic. All right. All right. Any movie buff that’s worth his/her salt knows that’s from Jaws. Until recently, all of my viewings of Jaws were restricted to a small screen. After all, I was negative-10 years…

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One Year Ago: USTFCCCA And Taking Control

It caught my eye like a beautiful woman wearing a red dress. The headline on SportsJournalists.com read, “Communications Assistant – U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.” The body included words and phrases like “writing” (It could have really stopped there), “producing video and/or audio content” and “social media platforms.” All of that…

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From New Orleans To Biloxi And Back

Sometimes it feels great to get away. Easy, now: I’m not talking about bank robberies. This past weekend was another festival weekend in New Orleans and unlike the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival or Voodoo Music & Arts Experience, the Essence Festival takes place right downtown. While most of the music is confined inside the…

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The Half Hour And More Fun Opportunities

Five months ago I got free tickets to a concert at The Civic Theatre featuring Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. It turned out to be an amazing experience and one where I could truly “feel” the music. Earlier this month, before I went on a 10-day work trip with the USTFCCCA to Eugene, Oregon for the NCAA Division I…

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It Was The Fest(ival) Of Times In New Orleans

Of the many things New Orleans does right, festivals and Mardi Gras are on top of the list. Seeing as I already experienced my first Carnival Season, it was time for me to knock off another huge item on my Big Easy Bucket List — Jazz Fest. For those uninitiated, Jazz Fest — formally known as…

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Can’t Believe I’m Living In…

Sometimes it hits me at the strangest times. Like last week as I drove back from the grocery store. I just crossed the intersection of Bienville Street and Galvez Street and caught a very brief glimpse of the skyline through a clearing in the trees. “I’m living in New Orleans.” I honestly said it out loud…

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Recapping My First Carnival Season In New Orleans

Of all the things I heard in the first few months of moving to New Orleans after accepting my current job with the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the most reoccurring refrain was “Just wait til you experience your first Mardi Gras.” More often than not, the next statement someone uttered would…

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New Orleans Is Absolutely Beautiful

Let’s go to sleep in Paris/ Wake up in Tokyo/ HAVE A DREAM IN NEW ORLEANS/ Fall in love in Chicago Those lyrics by Lupe Fiasco in “Paris, Tokyo” bounced around my head as I walked back to my apartment from his concert* at Republic New Orleans this past weekend. Something caught my eye near…

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Macklemore, Usher and New Orleans, Oh My!

I love live performance art. Musicals? Been to several Broadway shows in my life, including The Lion King when it was sold out for months on end during its hey-day (Thanks a bunch, Grandma!). Plays? Don’t get me started on Dickens  (My family still laughs about it). Professional wrestling? Yes, that counts. It’s so different in person than…

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That Was RAW-esome!

Nearly two hours into our excursion to Monday Night RAW last night, WWE ring announcer Lillian Garcia proclaimed that it was time for the fans to pull out all of the signs they brought to the Smoothie King Center and to show them off. Needless to say, it was my time to shine. Yes, I…

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