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  • Rising Appalachia Merge Social Activism And World Music In Northern California

    first_imgThe ever-evolving sounds of Rising Appalachia represent a rallying cry for social, environmental, and economic justice with their blend of world music expression and passion to resist. Led by sisters Chloe Smith and Leah Song, Rising Appalachia weaves an afghan of musical color and cultural traditions, while also seeking to uplift the consciousness of their fans. The band prides itself on promoting awareness and action about the many issues of our times. Last Monday, on October 16th, fans in Nevada City, California, welcomed the celebrated return of Rising Appalachia to the area, as the group packed Grass Valley’s Center for the Arts to the gills for two consecutive nights. Behind the siren sisters are multi-instrumentalist David Brown and all-world percussionist Biko Casini, uniting to create a fantastic foursome that makes a vivid tapestry of song and emotion. During Tuesday show in Nevada City, Rising Appalachia’s lifetime of influences were on display throughout their ninety-ish minute set, ranging from traditional Appalachian folk to NOLA Lagniappe, from West African riddims to activist hip-hop and a nod to mid-90s R&B.Eschewing an elaborate introduction or stage set-up, the unassuming sisters took the stage and unveiled their empowering folk anthem, “Wider Circles.” With the captivated audience under their proverbial thumb, Leah and Chloe captained a journey through the annals of their thick songbook, reaching back for the fan-favorite “Pretty Little Foot” and the impassioned “Scale Down”. The sisters spent a few moments between songs plugging their recently released live LP Alive, which was culled from several performances in recent tours. The group also delivered a phenomenal version of “Lean In” (found on Alive) that incorporated portions of Aaliyah‘s classic “Are U That Somebody”.  Inspiration and introspection were embedded into Rising Appalachia’s messages and melodies. The band’s harmonies were serene and scintillating alike, filling the hearts and minds of all who were lucky enough to take in the majestic performance. After the scathing “Filthy Dirty South”, Song invited West African multi-instrumentalist Arouna Diarra to the stage, who brought uncanny improvisational prowess and an affable stage presence.Diarra played kora and the kamel n’goni—a 14-string harp-like instrument—that he crafted himself. Later, on “Medicine/Caminando”, he stepped to the forefront with authority, playing with a melodic and percussive sensibility. Diarra blessed up another familiar selection “Downtown”, and locked into a fierce jam session with Brown and Casini that acted as a de facto set break. Tuesday evening after the Rising Appalachia show, Casini and Diarra went on to play a spirited set of West African riddims and improvisational dance music at the Haven Underground in Nevada City. Rising Appalachia is no stranger to activism in action; the band has aligned themselves with progressive social and environmental causes since their inception a decade ago. Pioneering the Slow Music Movement, fighting industrialized prison systems, promoting Permaculture, and supporting the water protectors at Standing Rock are merely a few of the efforts they have publicly championed.In the Grass Valley, Rising Appalachia welcomed WaterNow,  an organization that focuses on sustainable, environmentally friendly water solutions, and local holistic health company Vital Yogi. Guayaki Yerba Mate has also been along for the entire West Coast leg of Rising Appalachia’s fall tour.  Cebador (and former Rising Appalachia tour manager)  Rueben Sadowsky and his Guayaki team were  sharing mate and educating fans on the benefits of this ancestral wonder of nature as a part of their tremendous Come to Life program. To bring us on homeward bound, and send the capacity crowd spinning into the night, Smith and Song unveiled two storied, traditional hymns in all of their hybrid glory. First, Leah asked Brown to dust off a bluegrass guitar intro for the timeless “Cripple Creek”, before the women plus Biko co-opted the tune with their smooth and sultry update, working the audience into pickin’ frenzy. For an encore, Rising Appalachia took the crowd back on down to the “St. James Infirmary”, a callback to their halcyon days busking in the beloved Crescent City of New Orleans. As the Second Line swagger oozed from the pores of this time-honored classic, Leah and Chloe channeled just a smidgen of Satchmo for a Sierra foothills serenade.Photos and Video used with permission, courtesy of Sydney Woodward, Come to Life/Rising Appalachia.Words: B.Getzlast_img read more

  • John Mayer Hospitalized, Dead & Company Postpones Tonight’s Show

    first_imgDead & Company have two remaining dates in 2017, including the Amway Center in Orlando, FL on December 7 and the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL on December 8. There has yet to be an official statement as to whether or not those shows will still take place, though the average recovery time is 1-3 weeks. Get better soon, JM!In addition to the remaining Florida dates on the schedule, Dead & Company will head south of the border early next year (February 15-18) for their first-ever destination event, dubbed Playing In The Sand. Head to the band’s website for more information on upcoming shows.Dead & Company 2017 Tour DatesDecember 5 New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King CenterDecember 7 Orlando, FL – Amway CenterDecember 8 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center Early this morning, guitarist/vocalist John Mayer was admitted into the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. While the procedure is common, the surgical removal of the appendix is performed to treat appendicitis, an inflammatory condition of the appendix. According to the post from Dead & Company, who are currently wrapping up their fall tour together, the band is forced to postpone tonight’s show in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center.According to a press statement, “All tickets for the December 5 show will be honored for the rescheduled date. Information on the rescheduled date will be announced as soon as possible.  Should ticketholders choose to seek a refund, they will be available at point of purchase.”last_img read more

  • Investigators Allegedly Find Drugs, Cash, And A Loaded Handgun During Raid

    first_imgJamestown Police say Luis Martinez, 48, Sammy McKeithan, 38, Edwin Rosario, 31, and Shelia Mendez, 36, were taken into custody after SWAT kicked down the door at 64 Water St., Apt. 1 on Friday evening.Inside the apartment, investigators allegedly found 14 ounces of methamphetamine, one ounce of cocaine, 3.4 grams of crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia and $3,500 in crash.Additionally, police said a loaded 9mm handgun stolen from a Jamestown home in 2018 was recovered. Martinez, McKeithan, and Rosario are all charged with varying degrees of criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police said charges are pending against Mendez.The four were taken to Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment in the case. Sammy McKeithan Luis Martinez Edwin Rosariocenter_img Image by Jamestown Police.JAMESTOWN – Investigators with the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force say they allegedly recovered drugs, cash and a loaded handgun after executing a search warrant at a Water Street Apartment last week. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Prune and propagate

    first_imgBy Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaWhile most Americans are eating watermelon and marveling over fireworks, Georgia gardening guru Walter Reeves will be pruning freeze damage from his hydrangeas. Tune in to “Gardening In Georgia” to study his technique.“April freeze damage gives us ample reason to lower the height of mop-head hydrangeas without affecting our non-existent blooms,” Reeves, a retired University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent, said. “Gardening in Georgia” airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across Georgia each Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.On the show airing July 5 and 7 Reeves will also give tips on propagating woody shrubs like heirloom roses or camellias. There are many reasons to propagate woody plants, and Reeves will demonstrate easy techniques using household supplies.Most gardens are designed with a view in mind. Whether it’s a simple gazing-ball focal point or a long path leading to another garden, a correctly planned view can make a big difference. Reeves joins garden designer Tara Dillard in her garden to learn how she designs garden axes. “Gardening in Georgia” is coproduced by GPB and the UGA Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Each show is geared to Georgia soils, climate and growing conditions.The 2007 season is made possible through an underwriting gift from McCorkle Nurseries and support from the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association. For more on “Gardening in Georgia,” visit read more

  • Famous Faces and Places

    first_imgSnowboarding Stefan Virginia homegrown mega jam rockers the Dave Matthews Band rarely tour in the winter, so band bassist Stefan Lessard has plenty of time to play in the snow. But recently the avid snowboarder was able to turn his love of gliding through powder into an appearance in Warren Miller’s ski flick, Children of Winter. In the film Lessard joins a cast that includes Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley and World Cup speedster Daron Rahlves and rides in Okemo, Vermont, with actor Jason Biggs and fellow musicians Eric Fawcett of N.E.R.D, Adam Gardner of Guster, and Ed Robertson of The Barenaked Ladies, before the boys jam in an impromptu classic rock cover band. Frazier’s Cold Mountain The world became familiar with North Carolina’s Cold Mountain in 1997 when Asheville native Charles Frazier wrote a best-selling novel of the same name. Notoriety for the remote peak only became greater when a blockbuster movie adaptation of the book starring Nicole Kidman and Jude Law came out in 2005 Though the movie was filmed mostly in Romania, the actual Cold Mountain on which the book and movie are based is located right in your Blue Ridge backyard. Cold Mountain is 40 miles southwest of Asheville in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of Pisgah National Forest. Since Cold Mountain is designated as wilderness, it remains primitive and largely undisturbed, much as it was during the Civil War. Its wilderness status also protects it from hordes of movie-crazed tourists likely to seek out the mountain. To reach the 6,030-foot mountain summit requires a strenuous 20-mile roundtrip hike along overgrown, poorly marked trails. Frazier continues to write about the region. In 2007 he published 13 Moons about the Cherokee Indians of Western North Carolina. An avid mountain biker, he also loves to explore the outdoors of his regional muse. He told a local newspaper that last year he rode over 1,500 miles in the Dupont State Forest and the Bent Creek Experimental Forest. • SparksNicholas2008_FIX burgerbar_FIX Run, Andie, Run Veteran actress and Asheville, N.C., resident Andie MacDowell (a.k.a. “Rose Anderson”) ran in the 2006 Shut-In Ridge Trail Run, one of the toughest trail races in the region. The 17.8-mile race climbs 3,000 feet to Mount Pisgah along rocky, technical singletrack. Although MacDowell stopped after 10 miles, she covered some steep terrain and gained the hard-earned respect of the mountain trail running community. The Shut-In Ridge Trail Run is held on the first week of each November along the Mountains to Sea Trail between Asheville and Mount Pisgah, and the capped field of 200 runners usually fills within 24 hours. Woody & Willie Fight MTR Getting the general public to pay attention to mountaintop removal mining (MTR) in Appalachia has been a daunting task for many community groups being marginalized by its devastating effects. In 2006 the nonprofit Appalachian Voices launched, a national Internet-based campaign to end mountaintop removal and clearly map out the 470 mountains and hundreds of thousands of acres that have perished for easy access to coal. Fortunately the effort was given a big initial push by two well-known celebrities—actor Woody Harrelson and country music legend Willie Nelson. PPL_4506_DxO_FIX andie3.jpg_FIX 709705.tif Mountain Lake Dries Up Mountain Lake—the small idyllic resort camp just outside of Blacksburg, Va.,—will forever be famously known as the film site for Dirty Dancing. Vestron Pictures took over the resort for three weeks in the fall of 1986 and turned Mountain Lake into the fictitious Kellerman’s Resort. Every year tourists still make the pilgrimage to the Southwestern Virginia Mountains to see where Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey showcased their acrobatic dance moves to the sappy sounds of “The Time of My Life.” The resort actually hosts a series of annual Dirty Dancing Weekends, which includes film location tours and lessons in the art of seductive swinging. But this past year visitors were shocked when they found that Mountain Lake’s namesake had actually dried up. One of only two natural lakes in Virginia, Mountain Lake was formed 6,000 years ago out of a semi-permeable subterranean dam that resulted from a natural shift in rock formations. Groundwater from the high mountain basin is constantly flowing in and out of the lake. Due to the ongoing drought, the lake has dried up almost completely, leaving a barren bedrock expanse. Scientists believe Mountain Lake is one of a few in the world that naturally drains and refills. It could be many years before lake levels return to normal. Celebrity Sites and Sightings Across Appalachia Running SparksEven the tough guys well up during The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks’ tear-jerking, best-selling novel that later was adapted into a blockbuster film that grossed more than $115 million worldwide. After The Notebook, Sparks wrote a string of international best-sellers, four of which were turned into films, including last year’s Nights in Rodanthe. But although the acclaimed author has become known to millions as a master of sappy romance, he is actually a pretty tough guy himself. The avid runner and weightlifter holds a track record at the University of Notre Dame, where a running scholarship paid his tuition. Last year he spread his passion for running by dishing out nearly a million dollars to build a track for a high school in his hometown of New Bern, N.C. But Sparks didn’t stop with a typical gesture of celebrity donation. He actually volunteers as a coach at New Bern High and has helped the track program become one of the most competitive in the state. Bristol’s Famous Burger? In downtown Bristol—the small border city that straddles the Virginia-Tennessee line—locals will point you toward the Burger Bar for not only one of the best things on a bun but also for a taste of country music legend. There’s a well-circulated story that late country pioneer Hank Williams had his last meal at the Burger Bar before dying in a car on his way to play a New Year’s Day gig in Canton, Ohio, in 1952. A few years ago, though, a reporter from The Tennessean did some digging and found that the Burger Bar was actually a dry cleaners at the time of Williams’s fateful last road trip. Driver Charles Carr believes he and Williams did stop in Bristol for gas and a bite, but he doesn’t recall the burger joint. After realizing the ill Williams was unresponsive he stopped at a hospital in Oak Hill, West Virginia, where the country icon was pronounced dead. Current owners of the Burger Bar still play on the Williams’s legend with memorabilia of the musician on the walls and themed meat patty concoctions based on his songs. Harrelson became concerned with mountaintop removal after attending the Hartwood Forest Council in Kentucky, where he met with local residents who are having their land, water quality, and health diminished by the improper disposal of coal slurry. “Woody was moved when he heard these stories, so he contacted me to see what he could do to help,” says Mary Anne Hitt, the former Director of Appalachian Voices, who now runs a national coal campaign for the Sierra Club. Harrelson recorded an interview for a short video to launch ilovemountains. His participation helped the movement attract a widespread audience and, to date, over 100,000 people have viewed the video online. To enhance the film, Nelson, another staunch advocate for an end to MTR, recorded an exclusive cover of Bob Dylan’s protest classic “Blowin’ in the Wind,” which played in the background. Cash on the Mountain In the mid 70s Johnny Cash was riding an unprecedented wave of country music super stardom. In June of 1974 his performance at Grandfather Mountain’s Singing on the Mountain drew one of the largest crowds in the annual gospel festival’s history. This picture was taken by Hugh Morton, Grandfather’s longtime owner, who passed away in 2006. Morton was a well-known conservationist and photographer, who published multiple books of photos that highlighted North Carolina’s natural settings and famous faces. Before his death, Morton donated his photo archives to the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives at his alma mater, UNC-Chapel Hill. The original copy of the photo, which appears in Morton’s 1998 book Making a Difference in North Carolina, was unearthed last fall from the multiple shoeboxes of pictures the archivists were given to rummage through. More gems like this will continue to surface over the next few years and be posted on the website A View to Hugh: Processing the Hugh Morton Photographs and Films ( . cold mountain_FIX dirty_dancing_FIXlast_img read more

  • LIRR Urges Riders to Leave Work Early Due to Winter Storm

    first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island Rail RoadThe MTA Tuesday afternoon urged customers using the Long Island Rail Road to leave work early because an early-arriving winter storm.“The MTA urges customers to leave work early & finish traveling early tonight, especially those who use Metro-North & LIRR,” the agency said. “The storm arrived earlier than predicted, bringing higher snow accumulation & stronger wind gusts, raising the prospect of snow drifts of up to 2 feet.”The MTA noted that snow accumulation of 10 inches or more could force the agency to suspend service.As of 2:30 p.m., the LIRR was reporting good service on all its branches.The National Weather Service said that Long Island could get blanketed with up to 14 inches of snow.Light snowfall started early Tuesday morning and grew stronger in the early afternoon.It is expected to pick up in intensity around 7 p.m. and continue that way through the overnight hours, forecasters said.last_img read more

  • 3 ways to think like an entrepreneur

    first_imgYou have competition on every corner. In order to stay ahead of the game, you need to think innovatively. Thinking like an entrepreneur will help you find new and creative ideas to solve your everyday problems. Here are 3 ways you can develop an entrepreneurial mindset.Dream big, creative thoughts: Doing things the way they’ve always been done won’t get you ahead. In fact, it may not even keep you afloat. When it comes to problem solving, stop following the rules. Consider the ideal outcome and then brainstorm ways to make that outcome come true. Not every idea will work, but if you want to innovate, you have to take risks and be passionate about them.Focus on the right things: Far too often, we get distracted by things that don’t matter in the big picture. Spend your time focusing on ways you can improve yourself and your product. If there’s something holding you back in your career, change it. If something isn’t working in your business, change it. Innovation is about hustle and hard work. Don’t get complacent, but keep reaching higher and higher towards your goals.Put your heads together: Surround yourself with a team that has a desire to be successful. Looks for employees with a fiery drive. Once you’ve assembled your team, share your ideas and passions. When you have an awesome team, use them. Take everyone’s input, separate the good ideas from the bad ones, and use that collaboration to create next-gen products and services. 35SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Detailslast_img read more

  • Wilfried Zaha could join forces with Mino Raiola after missing out on Arsenal transfer

    first_imgAdvertisement Wilfried Zaha intends to dump his management company (Picture: Getty)‘I think Steve Parish has made that clear to Wilf and they’ve thrashed that side of it out.‘As a result it is not a major problem for me with Wilf coming back, having accepted the situation.‘The way he works here is just the same as it was. Since the first day he has been mature about it.’MORE: Unai Emery to ‘work with’ Shkodran Mustafi after Arsenal defender refused transferMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Comment Wilfried Zaha could join forces with Mino Raiola after missing out on Arsenal transfer Raiola manages a host of elite players (Picture: Getty)Zaha handed in a transfer request, but Palace refused to lower their demands and Arsenal moved onto other targets, signing Nicolas Pepe from Lille.AdvertisementAdvertisementRaiola has a host of high-profile clients, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mario Balotelli, Matthijs de Ligt and Lorenzo Insigne.While Roy Hodgson says Zaha has been a model professional since return to the first-team fold, the goalscorer blames USM for his failed move to Arsenal. Arsenal failed to meet Palace’s asking price (Picture: Getty)Zaha’s contract with USM expires next summer. It is unclear if Arsenal will revive their interest in Zaha after committing huge funds to the signing of Pepe.Everton attempted a last-ditch move for Zaha, but could not agree a deal with Palace.‘The unfortunate thing for Wilf is that offer did not come his way from the sort of club that he would want,’ Hodgson said about Zaha. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 13 Sep 2019 11:44 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link949Shares Advertisement Zaha was desperate to leave Palace this summer (Picture: Getty)Mino Raiola is poised to make a play for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha, according to reports.The super-agent is famous for his transfer dealings and masterminding mega-moves, including Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku’s switches to Manchester United.Zaha failed in his attempts to force a move to Arsenal during the summer. The Daily Mail clam the 26-year-old is ‘unhappy’ with his management company USM and has given notice he intends to move on.The forward’s unhappiness stems from USM’s failure to engineer his switch to Arsenal after Palace slapped a huge asking price on his head.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

  • ‘Yearly pork battle is on’ – Lacson

    first_img“He forgets that he and hisco-conspirators in the House had illegally inserted P95 billion in the 2019national budget which the President vetoed as recommended by the Senate,”Lacson said. MANILA – Sen. Panfilo Lacson declined toreveal his congressmen-sources who informed him of the alleged budgetinsertions in the 2020 spending plan. “Probably one reason why I get moreinformation than the others is my discipline to protect my sources, no matterwhat. And some pathetic congressmen want me to reveal my sources?” Lacson saidin a tweet on Thursday. “The yearly ‘pork battle’ is on. Glovesare off once more. It’s time to lose some friends and create more enemies. I’llbe busy blocking trolls again. I never learn,” he added. Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro earlier saidhe and House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez challenged Lacson to name hissources. Lacson, who has long waged a crusadeagainst discretionary allocations in the national budget, told Castro to “takesome memory enhancement pills” as he cited the alleged insertions in the 2019budget, which delayed its passage. The country operated on a reenacted 2018budget until President Rodrigo Duterte signed this year’s spending plan inApril.  Sen. Panfilo Lacson Lacson had alleged that congressmenwould supposedly get P700 million each while P1.5 billion would be allotted toeach of the 22 deputy speakers under the proposed spending plan. Castro called Lacson misguided and urgedhim to apologize to House members. Malacañang said President RodrigoDuterte would not hesitate to reject the spending plan if he found itunconstitutional. (With ABS-CBN News/PN)last_img read more

  • Security tightened as Panaad stadium rehabilitation begins

    first_img“We are now in the process of securingPanaad,” Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz II said on Wednesday.Diaz underscored the need to regulate the entry of the crowd, especially afteroffice hours. Diaz said the province will also enterinto a memorandum of agreement with the Negros Occidental Tennis Associationfor the maintenance of the shell courts. “It’s going to be a complete rehab,which will start with the sports facilities, including the track oval. We hopethat by 2021, we can be ready for the regional meet and the Palarong Pambansa,”he explained. The Provincial Engineering Office andthe Sports Development Office, according to Diaz, have submitted a plan for therehabilitation of the stadium. “We have already cleared out allillegal structures inside the premises,” he noted. A registration system has been set upfor people entering the area, he added.center_img BACOLOD City – The provincial government of Negros Occidental has startedtightening security measures at the Panaad Park and Stadium in BarangayMansilingan here ahead of the facility’s planned rehabilitation. Diaz also said the provincialgovernment plans to put up a perimeter wall near a creek located at the farside of the park. The park facilities will also beimproved, which involves organizing the kiosks for the annual Panaad sa NegrosFestival and the provision of parking space. The Panaad Park is where localgovernment units set up booths to showcase their food and tourism offeringsduring the Panaad festivities held every April, while the Panaad Stadium hasbeen the venue of several international sports events, the latest of which wasthe 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers match between the Philippinesand China held on Oct. 15./PNlast_img read more