Before Bell Biv DeVoe warned that girl was “Poison,” Johnny Gill “Just Got Paid,” Ralph Tresvant boasted his “Sensitivity,” and Bobby Brown declared it was “My Prerogative,” all six new jack swingers strutted across stages as teen sensation New Edition. Fully reunited and dressed to the nines, the soulful sextet packs the stage with decades of accumulated Top 10 classics and smooth dance moves. The nearly two-hour set spans the group’s entire career, from falsetto-laden classics such as “Candy Girl” and “Cool It Now” to later hits such as “If It Isn’t Love,” all mixed with stacks of tracks from their successful solo careers. This tour finds them putting on a show that's "loose, fast-paced, high-spirited, loaded with hits and personality, and thoroughly entertaining," according to the Newark Star-Ledger review of a recent concert, bringing to life a catalog of songs that sticks to ears like honeycomb earmuffs.
For eight years, the professional primpers at Bright Laundry Service have delivered crispness and cleanliness to area vestments through a gleaming array of laundering services. Leave a spoiled, soiled bundle of joy on your doorstep, and the friendly clothes-sitters at Bright Laundry Service will gladly pick it up, pre-treat it, sweep it of stains, dry it, fold it nicely, and teach it to whistle the Brandenburg concerto before returning it by the next day. Wash and fold services are priced by the pound ($2 per pound, 10 pound minimum), with the whole load returned in a free nylon laundry bag. Individual pieces can be de-wrinkled by the careful pressing of professional iron mongers ($3.20 per garment; two- to three-day turnaround). Special singular pieces—such as tablecloths ($10 each) and men's shirts ($2.25 each, for laundering and pressing)—can be given individual gifts of freshness. Since dirty socks are known to terrorize innocent hampers only during full moons, Bright Laundry Service happily allows redemption of remaining Groupon balances over multiple visits.
All across California, Western Bowling Proprietors Association sends pins scattering at a network of bowling alleys, each with its own personality. In addition to open bowl on automatically scored lanes, many locations host special events that heighten the experience with enhancements such as vibrant lights, lively music, and laser systems that do double duty protecting the alleys' diamond collections. The alleys also house refreshment facilities, pro shops, and diversions that range from arcade games to billiards.