It’s a new year and that means a new look and feel for The Real newsletter. We’ve simplified our design, cut down the number of photos and tried to make the newsletter easier and quicker to read. It was one of Dave’s special projects during the Holiday Break, juggled between hosting his in-laws for Christmas and trying to keep up with his very pregnant wife (no baby yet!)

The holiday break was a news black hole, but Dave managed to squeak out a couple features to start the New Year. As he always does, Dave begins the year with his list of predictions, touching upon everything from Irving Azoff to Donald Trump. He’s also got his picks for next year’s 12 most anticipated albums and tours (yes he included Taylor Swift). We’ve also got an interview Dave did last year with RodeoHouston’s Jason Kane, as well as a meme-tastic look at Mariah Carey’s New Years Meltdown and the protestors who rappelled from the rafters of U.S. Bank Stadium in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

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Dave Brooks

Founder & Executive Editor at Amplify Media
Dave Brooks has over 15 years experience as a writer, including eight years as the Managing Editor of Venues Today. He started Amplify in 2014 to give the industry its own voice and turn up the volume on live entertainment.
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