The Anastasia Music Festival Brings Bluegrass Royalty To St. Augustine

first_imgLive For Live Music is thrilled to return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre next weekend, March 31 & April 1 in sunny St. Augustine, FL! Join Lettuce x2, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (with Jeff Chimenti), The Floozies, The Motet, Manic Science (a special set with Manic Focus & Break Science) The Main Squeeze, Organ Freeman, and Oteil Burbridge & Antwaun Stanley as artists-at-large, to find out what else we’ve got in store. For everything else you need to know about Fool’s Paradise, head here. St. Augustine, Florida welcomed a mix of legends and up and coming voices for the inaugural Anastasia Bluegrass Festival last weekend, held at the beautiful St. Augustine Amphitheatre (home of L4LM’s upcoming Fool’s Paradise). From grand statesman Del McCoury and his Family Band and Sam Bush to Americana rising stars Fruition and transcendental folk magicians Elephant Revival, the music was as varied as it was vital. The sunny setting in the middle of winter certainly didn’t hurt the party atmosphere either, as patrons lost their layers and enjoyed the warm ocean breezes.We’ve put together a video review of exclusive clips from the entire weekend with some tasty jams for you. There are some incredible originals from bands like The Broomestix, Taylor Martin and Apple Butter Express for those of you craving originality. Cool covers of songs by artists like Pink Floyd, The Band, and even a Motown classic! Jeff Austin tears down a 23 minute version of “Rag Doll.” Heck, Sam Bush manages to slip The Allman Brothers and Rare Earth into an 18 minute set closing blow out!North Carolina artists like Jon Stickley, The Honeycutters and Taylor Martin share the stages with local heroes like Apple Butter Express and many more. The entire weekend went off without a hitch. The sound was perfect, the sun was shining, and the players on the stages returned the energy from the fans in the stands a 110%. Del McCoury even caved to audience pleading and played his singular version of Richard Thompson’s “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” two days in a row!All this and much more is contained in the exclusive clips below. Whether you were there to experience the magic first hand or just want to enjoy some incredible tunes by an amazing array of talents then check out the memories stored below and enjoy!Grits & Soul – “When I Paint My Masterpiece”Apple Butter ExpressThe BroomestixTaylor MartinFruition “Santa Fe”The HoneycuttersCabinetFruition – “Way That I Do”Elephant Revival “Have A Cigar”Elephant Revival “Grace Of A Woman”Elephant Revival “Rogue River”Fruition “There She Was > Another Brick In The Wall > There She Was”Fruition “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”Jeff Austin “Rag Doll”The Del McCoury Band “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”The Del McCoury Band “Don’t Stop The Music”The Del McCoury Band “I Need More Time”Sam Bush “Riding That Bluegrass Train”The Sam Bush Band “Old Joe Clark”last_img read more

Saint Mary’s to hold walk for hungry

first_imgThis event is another way to CAT is working to bridge the gap between Saint Mary’s and the community.  “It is a great way to bring food insecurity to the forefront during the Easter season, and provides support for a local food pantry — Little Flower Food Pantry — that is always in need,” Critchlow said.  The walk will benefit the Little Flower Catholic Church Food Pantry.   Saint Mary’s students, faculty and staff and the South Bend community will come together Sunday to walk for the hungry during the Yes We Can! Walk 2010. It will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, and will start at Saint Mary’s Student Center, head to the Grotto at Notre Dame and then end back at the Student Center. It will happen, “rain or shine,” and “children and dogs — on leashes — are welcome,” said Olivia Critchlow, assistant director of the Office of Civic and Social Engagement (OCSE) and coordinator of the event.  Critchlow said events like these help to bring the community and the College closer together. Cost to participate is three cans of food or a $2 donation per person or $5 or three cans/person if you bring a team, Carrie Call, director of OCSE said in an e-mail to the student body.center_img According to Critchlow, the walk is open anyone and people are encouraged to join. Those interested can register online at There will also be a booth in the Student Center Atrium today and tomorrow during lunch and dinner hours.  Even though last year’s event happened to fall on a rainy day, 75 walkers participated, Critchlow said.  “I am hoping that we are able to at reach the same attendance this year, if not exceed that number,” Critchlow said.  The walk was first held last year, and began when the College Academy of Tutoring (CAT) scholars decided to organize an event for the spring that would help connect the College with the greater community, Critchlow said. CAT is an organization of students from the College that began in 2006 to help tutor elementary-age children in need at local elementary schools.  “Events that involve and benefit the South Bend community are great ways to keep the College in touch with the community’s needs and are excellent opportunities for our students to stand in solidarity with the poor,” Critchlow said. last_img read more

Save more money with 5 sneaky tricks

first_img 40SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Developing a savings habit can be daunting. It might feel like enough hassle tracking your money, without going the extra mile and assigning a proportion of your income to medium or long term savings. Like many good habits, it can be tough to get started.If you’re struggling, then try these simple and painless tricks to start building your nest egg. Not only will you quickly create a decent pot of money, you can also develop a habit which can last a lifetime.1. Get the Mindset Right FirstThe key to developing a savings habit is your mental approach. The barrier usually is not so much about making the changes needed to save, but about getting sucked into the mindset of feeling deprived. Once you get to this stage, you are more likely to splurge, and blow the savings on something you may later regret. If you’re trying to develop a daily or weekly habit, of ditching the morning coffees or paying bills on time, for example, then a habit tracking app like might help. Set your own personal goals, which you check off every day in your phone, and get reminders, encouragement, and a way of watching your new practice become a daily habit. continue reading »last_img read more

Hurricane Harvey: A week of hell in Houston and how you can help

first_imgIt is such a strange feeling, as you prepare for a Hurricane, hoping it will not be as strong as predicted, praying for everyone in the path of the Hurricane, getting supplies to help you survive if you lose power or sustain damage … and all the while worrying about friends and family in the forecast path.  It’s a little bit excitement, since it is so unusual, combined with anxiety about the impending disaster, while trying to calm and convince those you love that everything will be okay.Last minute checks with our son and his family to be sure they were prepared, only to learn that the first 4 gas stations he went to were completely sold out of gas, and after an hour of searching and waiting in line he was finally able to fill up his vehicle at the 5th gas station the day before Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, added to the feeling this might be bigger than we thought.Finally we gathered around the TV to watch as the storm approached Texas and were amazed at how strong it became, reaching category 4 hurricane status with 130 mph winds and 938 mb of pressure, indicating it was one of the 20 strongest hurricanes of all time.  As we watched the weather people being beaten by wind and rain, and saw coastal cities record wind speeds of 120 – 132 mph, an ominous feeling crept into our subconscious.  Our reactions to what we were seeing went from “Wow, look at that!” to “Oh my God, that is terrible.” continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Defusing social media bombs

first_img continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Today, the consensus is that it is integral for you to have a strong online presence if you want to build a strong brand. With so much information being consumed online, it is almost impossible to build a brand without incorporating social media, a blog and/or a website into your content marketing strategy. According to a blog post on, statistics show that “53% of Americans who follow brands on social media are more loyal to those brands; 71% of consumers who have a good social media service experience with a brand are likely to recommend it to others and 33% of people prefer to contact a company through social media as opposed to by phone.”In fact, many of your existing clients, and your potential clients, searched for your credit union and were first introduced to your brand online. In an article titled “Your Credit Union Brand’s New Front Door”, Callahan & Associates’ Director of Marketing & Engagement, Alexandra Gekas Selby explored the reality that your branch is no longer the first introduction to your brand. Despite this, many credit unions do not have a strong online presence.  You may be thinking “I have a website where members can login and manage their accounts through online banking and potential members can get information on my great rates, products and services. What more do I need?” But today, much more is needed. So, for many, there is a lack of awareness, but for some it is a shortage of resources and for others, it is a fear of the risk of exposing their brands to the scary online space. This is a legitimate fear but what is even more scary is not being involved in the online space and having no awareness or power to respond if your brand is being portrayed negatively there.last_img read more

Area Basketball Scores (1-26)

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresFriday  (1-26)Boys ScoresBatesville  45     North Decatur  44Columbus East  47     East Central  27Oldenburg  54     Jac-Cen-Del  44Lawrenceburg  61     South Ripley  59  (OT)Hauser  75     South Decatur  57Rushville  68     South Dearborn  32Rising Sun  72     Shawe Memorial  34Connersville  42     Mt. Vernon  37  (OT)Switz. County  63     New Washington  36SW Hanover  60     Clarksville  55SW Shelby  69     Waldron  40Morristown  69     Edinburgh  51Jennings County  68     Scottsburg  63Silver Creek  52     Madison  46Girls ScoresGreensburg  71     Lawrenceburg  55last_img read more

October 13, 2018 Police Blotter

first_imgOctober 13, 2018 Police Blotter101318 Decatur Coiunty Fire Report101318 Decatur County EMS Report101318 Decatur County Law Report101318 Decatur County Jail Report101318 Batesville Police Blotterlast_img

Ronaldo celebrates love with ‘Jerusalema’ video

first_imgJuventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated loved one after dropping the global smash hit ‘Jerusalema’ of South African artist Master KG on his official Instagram.Advertisement Loading… Several celebrities and sport superstars across the globe have picked up on the track on social media for the viral dance challenge but Ronaldo used it for a more intimate reason.Sharing some footage of a celebration with family, friends and his partner Georgina Rodriguez, he used the track as the theme of his video much to the appreciation of Master KG himself.Read Also: Barcelona board at war over Lionel Messi sale, asking price“Life is better with your loved ones,” Ronaldo wrote. “Enjoy all the moments with love and happiness!”“Thank you a lot big brother For Supporting Jerusalema, from South Africa we love you,” the local artist responded on the post for the track that is fast becoming one of the most successful in the nation’s history.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 In what has been dubbed the anthem of the global coronavirus pandemic, the South African gospel song has reached incredible heights of late with over 100-million views on Youtube. Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made12 Marvel Superheroes When They Were Kids8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopFans Don’t Know What She Looks Like Nowlast_img read more

Emmanuel Adebayor ready to hit the ground running at Crystal Palace

first_imgStriker Emmanuel Adebayor is confident he will have little difficulty getting back up to match speed to help Crystal Palace kick-start their Barclays Premier League campaign. Since leaving White Hart Lane, Adebayor has been continuing his own personal training programme while in Africa in a bid to remain sharp ahead of any potential move, which is expected to see some of the reported £100,000-a-week wages for which Tottenham were still liable under the terms of his contract offset following the Palace deal. Adebayor believes he can now hit the ground running at his new team, which has failed to find the net in the l ast six league matches – and that he could even be in contention for a debut in the FA Cup fourth round tie against Stoke. “I will have a good chat with the manager to see where my fitness level is at,” Adebayor said in an interview to the club’s official website, “I have been working out every day and played a lot of games in Africa. It is not the same level, but the way I played it I played as if I was playing in the Premier League. Maybe Saturday, maybe Tuesday night, maybe next weekend, we will all know where I am.” The striker added: “Is it going to be hard? I don’t think so. I just have to get out there, play my football and enjoy myself again.” Adebayor first moved to the Premier League when he joined Arsenal from French side Monaco, and left for Manchester City in a £25million deal during the summer of 2009 before loan spells at Real Madrid and Spurs ahead of his permanent switch to White Hart Lane in August 2012. The forward’s arrival will give Eagles boss Pardew some much-needed cover in attack, with the likes of Dwight Gayle and Yannick Bolasie both struggling for match-fitness while Connor Wickham is facing a potential three-match suspension after being charged by the Football Association for an alleged elbow in the face of Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen. Adebayor brings with him a record of 96 goals in 230 Premier League appearances so far. The 31-year-old former Togo frontman was released from his contract at Tottenham in September, and has joined the Eagles until the end of the season. Adebayor last played in the Premier League on May 3 2015, when he made a late substitute appearance against Manchester City, one of his former clubs. last_img read more

COMMENTARY: Maine needs an earlier start on baseball, softball seasons

first_imgEvery two weeks, Mike Mandell gives his thoughts on the sports scene in Ellsworth, Hancock County and beyond.It’s now mid-May, and the spring sports season should be in full swing. Graduation is just around the corner, and with the summer months nearing, most teams should be easing toward playoff time.Instead, local baseball and softball teams find themselves in a pinch. Inclement weather has led to numerous postponements around the state, and the Maine Principals’ Association has already had to extend the regular season until June 2 as a result. Teams in Hancock County are reaching the halfway point far later than expected, and some in the northern part of Aroostook County still have to play 10 games or more.Spring is a challenging time for high school athletics. The rain can seem endless at times, and wet field conditions can make baseball and softball games unplayable. There’s nothing anyone can do about that; the weather is what it is, and it’s simply unsafe for games to be held under those circumstances. This is also the case with track and tennis, but these sports have fewer events and require fewer officials.Even if bad luck is to blame, it’s looking likely that the MPA will have to extend the baseball and softball regular seasons at least one more time. With postseason play beginning June 6, pushing the regular season past June 2 would be cutting it awfully close.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIf schedules become even more backlogged, the MPA could move the start of the playoffs back this year. So far, though, that hasn’t happened, and it could force some teams to play four or five games a week in order to complete their 16-game schedules before the current deadline. That’s a big workload for student-athletes who still have tests to take and papers to write as the school year comes to an endThere has to be a better solution. The state’s championship date of June 17 for baseball and softball is already very late in the year — most states finish play in late May or the first weekend of June — so pushing it back further would be unwise. Cutting the season to 12 or 14 games is an option, but 16 is already a rather small sample size. Yet there is another choice: starting the season earlier.This option is more achievable than the alternatives. After all, most baseball and softball teams in Maine already play around four exhibition games. That doesn’t really happen in any other sport, and baseball and softball don’t need to be exceptions. If teams began practice earlier and converted two exhibition games to regular season matchups, it would be possible for them to have played four games by the fourth week of April.Problems will still exist, of course. There will be weather delays in early April, too, and some schools also give their students weeklong vacation periods this time of year. Yet even if teams managed to play just three of those four or so extra games during that two-week stretch, it would significantly ease the load throughout the rest of the season.Although we can’t control whether it rains or shines, we can certainly control when baseball and softball teams schedule games. As beneficial as extra practices and exhibition contests can be, they become problematic when they take up nearly four weeks at the start of the year. Adjusting that would help baseball and softball seasons resemble those of other sports.Maine’s climate is always going to make the spring sports season difficult. Whereas states in other parts of the country can begin baseball and softball in early or mid-March, teams here don’t have that luxury. The state will always have to handle this time of year with a different approach.Nevertheless, it would be best for everyone if the scheduling nightmares the 2017 season has brought about could be avoided in the future. A scenario in which teams would have a few more games under their belts this time of year would make doing so much easier. Bio Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020center_img Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more