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Michael Franti Celebrates 1000th Recipient Of “Do It For The Love Foundation” In Atlanta [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Michael Franti & Spearhead performed a sold-out show at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday night. The evening also served as a very special occasion for the Do It For The Love Foundation,. Do It For The Love is a wish-granting nonprofit organization that brings people living with life-threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges, and wounded veterans to live music concerts. The foundation was started by Franti and his wife, whose experience as a Registered Nurse bridges the couple’s passion with expertise. Tuesday night’s show doubled as an awareness gathering and celebration of their 1000th recipient, with the first-ever recipient from the foundation (who has ALS and was too sick to attend the concert) thanking everyone for their amazing work. It was a complete family affair, and you could clearly see Franti’s wife and son enjoyed the celebration as well. The emotional event also included Zac Brown Band percussionist Daniel de los Reyes for the entire show, which helped the musical experience reach new heights.Photographer Emily Butler was on-site to capture the special evening. Enjoy her photos below:last_img read more

Infamous Stringdusters, LCD Soundsystem Win First Grammy Awards

first_imgBruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar were the big winners at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, with Mars taking home six statues and Lamar earning five awards. While their victories didn’t come as that big of a shock, there were a few first-time winners that caught our eye.Festival favorites The Infamous Stringdusters picked up their first Grammy last night when their 2017 release Laws of Gravity was named Best Bluegrass Album. Founded in 2007, the band—Andy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass)—has put out eight studio albums and recently announced the launch of their new record label. “Cannot thank you all enough for being along for this ride!,” The Infamous Stringdusters said in a statement. “Winning this award was made even better by sharing the honor with Rhonda Vincent.” (In a rare tie, Vincent’s’ All The Rage – In Concert Volume One also won a Best Bluegrass Album award). After a handful of past nominations, LCD Soundsystem earned their first-ever Grammy for their 2017 single “Tonite”, which took home Best Dance Recording. Their comeback album American Dreams was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album, though it lost to The National‘s Sleep Well Beast.Interestingly, electronic music legends Kraftwerk earned their first in-competition Grammy at last night’s show, despite having already been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award and a spot in the Grammy Hall of Fame. The pioneering German outfit beat out a much younger field to win Best Electronic/Dance Album for their 2017 release 3-D The Catalogue, a record that was borne out of a retrospective project the band showcased at museums and music venues.In a less surprising move, the winners in the blues categories were decidedly on the older side as well. Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ picked up Best Contemporary Blues Album for their collaborative release TajMo, while rock icons The Rolling Stones won Best Traditional Blues Album for Blue & Lonesome, their first studio release in 11 years.Portugal. The Man beat out rising pop stars The Chainsmokers and Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee to win their first Grammy, an award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for their single “Feel It Still”. Evidently, the group didn’t take the honor very seriously, as their acceptance speech saw frontman John Gourley pretend to wipe his butt with the trophy while bassist Zach Carothers declared “Hail Satan!”.Other winners at last night’s ceremony included John McLaughlin (Best Improvised Jazz Solo), Alabama Shakes (Best American Roots Performance), Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song), The War on Drugs (Best Rock Album), and many more. You can check out the full list of winners here.last_img read more

24 Magic of fireflies

first_imgVolume XXIXNumber 1Page 24 By Nancy C. HinkleUniversity of GeorgiaFireflies, or lighting bugs, as they’re commonly known, areneither flies nor bugs. They’re beetles.As spring evenings warm, fireflies arrive to entertain us withtheir courtship performances, remaining until the chill of winterkills them off. They’re not only pleasant reminders of childhoodplay but a reassurance of environmental health as well.These nocturnal fliers have light-producing organs at the rear ofthe abdomen. Within these structures, two chemicals combine toproduce light in a process that’s virtually 100-percent energyefficient, so no heat is generated. The resulting light may begreenish, orange or yellow.Cruisin’Georgia’s lightning bugs start flying on warm spring evenings.The fireflies patrolling are males, scanning for mates. In theircourtship, females sit on vegetation and send out their lightsignals, which males cue in on.Each firefly species has a distinctive flash pattern, lasting fora specific time and with a definite interval between pulses. Thisallows the sexes to identify one another.In a deceptive strategy, some female fireflies mimic otherfirefly species’ flash patterns, luring in foreign males. Thesepredatory females then eat the hapless males. Male fireflies feedon nectar and pollen.Glimmer, glimmerFirefly larvae generate light, too. They’re called glowworms.Looking like aliens from outer space, these flattened,soft-bodied creatures have broad plates down their backs.Because they’re susceptible to dehydration, glowworms gravitateto moist areas, especially low-lying spots around streams andmarshes.On dark nights, glowworms may be seen crawling in leaf litter orrotting logs. They feed on slugs, snails and earthworms,injecting a toxin that paralyzes prey several times larger thanthemselves.YuckChildren who catch fireflies often notice a distinct odor left ontheir hands after the lightning bug is released. The beetleproduces this chemical to repel predators.Georgia has several dozen firefly species, ranging from less thanhalf an inch to almost an inch long. Our most common species areblack or gray with white, yellow and red markings.Because each species has its own flight style and flash pattern,anyone can study and identify the different species inhabiting anarea.One species flies very high, dancing among the treetops. Anotherflies just out of human reach, dipping in a J-shaped swoop as itflashes. On rainy evenings, tiny woods-inhabiting fireflies mimicfairy lanterns bouncing around in knee-high flight.(Nancy Hinkle is an Extension Service entomologist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.)last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, November 10, 2014

first_imgEditor’s note: The following police notes were inadvertently left off. We are just publishing them Sunday night. Wellington Police notes on Monday, November 10, 2014•12:10 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of clothing in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington.•2:17 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a vehicle in the 600 block W. 4th, Wellington.•8 a.m. Aaron P. Wulf, 43, Wichita, Ks was issued a notice to appear for defective trailer brake lights and no proof of insurance.•9:30 a.m. Officers took a report of found keys in the area of 7th and Park, Wellington.•3:30 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery of a known subject(s) in the 100 block N. Haslet, Wellington.•3:45 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 400 block W. U.S. 160, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Bryan A. Williams, 57, Wellington and Lonnie D. Jacobs, 49, Wellington.•3:49 p.m. Bryan A. Williams, 57, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for failure to yield right of way.•5:36 p.m. Officers took a report of a suicide threat by a known subject in the 800 block N. A, Wellington.•5:38 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1400 block E. 16th, Wellington.•6 p.m. Officers took a report of a vicious dog in the 800 block E. 7th Wellington.last_img read more


first_imgResults from last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford Stadium were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Imperial Falcon 3/1; 2, Fernhill Scolari 7/4 fav. Time: 19.07. Distance: a length.Race 2 Booking Office 350 (350 yards): 1, Tobar na Maithir 7/2; 2, Tons of Speed 2/1. Time: 19.03. Distance: a length. Race 3 €200 Track Buster 525 semi-final (525 yards): 1, Swanson Rosette 5/2; 2, Tydon Marquis 6/1. Time: 29.12. Distance: 3.75 lengths.Race 4 €200 Track Buster 525 semi-final (525 yards): 1, Flaming Ember 5/1; 2, Fernhill Dice 6/4. Time 29.13. Distance: 1. lengths.Race 5 Lifford €15 Special 350 (350 yards): 1, Nosey Taz 1/1 fav; 2, Grillagh Miller 4/1. Time: 18.91. Distance: 5 lengths.Race 6 Ultimate Dining Experience 525 (525 yards): 1, Fridays Maybe 1/1 fav; 2, Altmore Rose 4/1. Time: 29.09. Distance: 3.15 lengths. Race 7 Lifford €10 Sizzler Deal 525 (525 yards): 1, Smurfing Convoy 4/1; 2, Altmore Champ 5/2. Time: 28.82. Time: 0.75 length.Race 8 Donegal for Sam 525 (525 yards): 1, Nosey Meg 4/1; 2, Crossleigh Thyme 1/1. Time: 29.08. Distance: .75 length.Race 9 A McLean Boomakers 525 Final (525 yards): 1, Aughduff Murt 5/2; Tahina Kellie 7/2. Time: 28.97. Distance: a short head.Race 10 Buy a Buster 575 round one, heat one (575 yards): 1, Mr Bishop 6/1; 2, Total Motion 4/1. Time: 31.91. Distance: .75 length.Race 11 Buy a Buster 575 round one, heat two (575 yards): 1, Kingsmill Aguero 2/1 fav; 2, Mongys Girl 9.4. Time: 32.03. Distance: a short head. Race 12 Buy a Buster 575 round one, heat three (575 yards): 1, Dirt Bird 6/1; Take Cover 4/1. Time 31.82. Distance: 1.5 length.GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: September 21st, 2014 by johngerardShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:greyhoundLiffordResultslast_img read more