These days we are fairly knowledgeable about fangirls and fandom and male pop idols, from Elvis and the Beatles to Justin Bieber, but David Cassidy’s stardom was surprising at the time — not only for the size of his fan club, but also for the nature of his appeal.
Since he started 24-7 Entertainment in 1997, he's been working to bring in musical acts that provide excitement for audiences, booking about 100 shows a year in the Baltimore area, including the upcoming Shindig Music Festival at Carroll Park, with a lineup featuring Jane's Addiction, Rise Against, Gogol Bordello and Halestorm.
JADS International's new Stan Lee Signature Cologne trades on the geek popularity of a comic-book-industry icon, whose creations span the good-evil continuum — from Spider-Man, the Avengers and the X-Men to Loki, Magneto and Doctor Doom.
As summer began last year, with the Grand Prix of Baltimore less than three months away, the organizers had sold zero tickets. They'd landed zero sponsorships. And hadn't yet put out a single advertisement.