Blues Anatomy with Jef Lee Johnson Do you want to write for Ink 19? Range The world of blues, like that of the rock 'n' roll that came after, is one incestuous pool where everyone covers each other either in tribute or downright imitation. In the midst of competition, and with the passage of time, many musicians become forgotten. They become footnotes to those more vivid characters who drew inspiration from them and flourished in the public eye.
Kind Gesture Toward Girlfriend of Deployed Soldier Becomes Internet Sensation The letter everyone's loving (and Ford, inset). Photos: FacebookThe story of a good deed has spread like wildfire online since Sunday, when an anonymous do-gooder left a kind note and $40 on a woman’s windshield in a Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot. More on Shine: One Girl, 89 Random Acts of Kindness: Teenager's Amazing Homage to Late Great-Grandmother “I noticed the sticker on the back of your car,” the note read, referring to a “Half my Heart is in Afghanistan” bumper sticker. “Take your hero out to dinner when he comes home. Thank you both for serving.
Radio Music Society Ensemble « Radio Music Society 2013 Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society Touring Ensemble ESPERANZA SPALDING – Double Bass, Electric Bass and Lead Vocal LEO GENOVESE – Piano, Rhodes and Keyboards RICARDO VOGT– Electric Guitar and Backing Vocals LYNDON ROCHELLE – Drums and Backing Vocals CHRIS TURNER – Backing Vocal TIA FULLER – Musical Director and Alto Saxophone DANIEL BLAKE – Tenor and Soprano Saxophone BRIAN LANDRUS – Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, & Tenor Saxophone JEFF GALINDO – Trombone COREY KING – Trombone IGMAR THOMAS – Trumpet LEALA CYR – Trumpet and Backing Vocals
News Anchor Proposed to During Live Broadcast One of a news anchor's responsibilities is to read the news, understand it, and then report it to the audience articulately. The stories that the journalist reports usually have nothing to do with his or her personal life, but that was not the case with Jillian Pavlica, an anchor for Fox 54 in Huntsville, Alabama. During the Saturday 9 p.m. newscast, as Pavlica read from the prompter, she was instructed that there was breaking news. Pavlica read, "News 54 has just learned that a Huntsville news anchor is being proposed ... on live TV right now." Pavlica seems stunned by the situation. As she realizes what's happening, she can barely contain her emotion, especially when she sees her boyfriend.
The Soultronics Background Tour and aftermath The group was broken up at the end of the tour; the tour started in early 2000 and ended at the beginning of late 2000 when D'Angelo's issues towards performing worsened. A live album and a Soultronics studio effort were set for after the tour, the latter of which Questlove had stated that "[It will be] funk with a feeling. This was a very, very hot band, and we feel like it has a lot more potential than what we got to do during [D'Angelo's] tour. Tiny worlds in drops of water Spring is finally here and before you know it those muggy summer days will be upon us. While most of us prefer to stay inside next to the air conditioner, photographer Steve Wall, known on Flickr as Steve took it, grabs his camera and heads straight out the door. “The more humid, the better,” he tells The Weekly Flickr in this week’s episode. “Because I know there’s something incredible outside to be captured.” Steve is particularly interested in macro photography, a type of extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects.
Little Girl Reaching for the Moon Becomes YouTube Sensation While many parents try to give their children the moon, some kids just demand it. Kayla Moffett, a 27-month-old girl from Mt. Laurel, N.J., is one of those kids. Moonstone Arts Center Events WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 7pm – DRAMA – $10 CoverNo Gang War in ’74 BACKGROUND No Gang War in ’74 is a play with a professional cast and music, based on a book written by Stephen C. Satell, which tells important… Friday, January 28, 7pm – Poetry CANCELLED DUE TO SCHOOL CLOSINGS High School for the Creative and Performing Arts Poetry Reading
Whoa! Ben Revere takes flight to make an incredible catch Ben Revere has set the bar. If anybody else in baseball wants the "catch of the year" crown for 2013, they're going to have to top his awe-inspiring grab from Monday's Philadelphia Phillies game against the Cincinnati Reds. Revere sprinted toward the gap and leapt like he expected to fly away. And he almost did. He extended so far it looked like his arms grew as he made the catch. After sliding into the warning track, Revere popped up quickly to double-up Jay Bruce from first base. Jef Lee Johnson @ All About Jazz [from 2002:] Jef Lee Johnson is a true American original and a true American gift to the musical world. Guys like Jef are the embodiment of every reason to use the phrase, “He's got more talent in his pinkie than so and so has in his entire body!” Problem is, especially lately, relatively dawdling critics like myself can't keep up! See, anyone who knows who Jef Lee Johnson is knows he's rippin' it up.
Wow! Monster Hurricane on Saturn Spied by NASA Spacecraft Spectacular new images from a NASA spacecraft orbiting Saturn have captured the most detailed views ever of an enormous hurricane churning around the ringed planet's north pole. The stunning new images and video of the Saturn hurricane, which were taken by NASA's Cassini probe, show that the storm's eye is 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) wide — about 20 times bigger than typical hurricane eyes on Earth. And the Saturn maelstrom is more powerful than its Earth counterparts, with winds at its outer edge whipping around at 330 mph (530 km/h). "We did a double take when we saw this vortex because it looks so much like a hurricane on Earth," Cassini imaging team member Andrew Ingersoll, of Caltech in Pasadena, said in a statement. "But there it is at Saturn, on a much larger scale, and it is somehow getting by on the small amounts of water vapor in Saturn's hydrogen atmosphere." [Amazing Views of Saturn's Mysterious Hurricane (Photos)]
Bio — Jef Lee Johnson Jef Lee Johnson – American Musician, Unrecognized Genius Thoughtful, curious and sensitive, these qualities would prove to be the foundation of a musical career that would encompass the best of many worlds of Jef Lee Johnson. Although many saw Jef as a career “session man”, those who knew him understood that Jef, like many of his peers was a “working musician” – an amazing craftsman who “paid the mortgage” by enhancing other people’s projects. Because of his musical intelligence and talent, Jef created a career in America that landed him in a wide-ranging, high-echelon session-land with: