Joss Stone named reggae artist of the year

Joss Stone named reggae artist of the year
Joss Stone has been named as the top reggae artist of the year, according to Billboard magazine. The publication has revealed that the British singer’s latest album, and first reggae-inspired effort, ‘Water For Your Soul’ has topped the year-end …
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Reggae Industry To Ban Homophobia
The Jamaican reggae industry will refuse to release records or stage concerts featuring homophobic content after striking a deal with gay rights campaigners. In return for the concession, gay rights groups represented by the STOP MURDER MUSIC COALITION …
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We’ve seen astronomers get trippy before, but never like this: a team at Georgia Tech’s Sonification Lab has converted data collected from a pair of stars by NASA’s Kepler into the six second melody looped above. Why? Well, because a band called Echo..
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4 Pittsburgh chefs named semifinalists for 2017 James Beard Awards

4 Pittsburgh chefs named semifinalists for 2017 James Beard Awards
Pittsburgh continues to shine in the national culinary spotlight with today’s big announcement of the semifinalists for the 2017 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards. I’m on cloud nine right now, says first-time nominee Casey Renee from …

Two Local Chefs Named James Beard Award Seminfinalists
Included on this year’s list of James Beard Award Semifinalists are Joe Kindred, chef/owner of Kindred Restaurant, and Paul Verica, chef/owner of Heritage Food + Drink. Both chefs earned recognition in the Best Chef: Southeast category. Kindred was a semi …

Atlanta restaurants, chefs among James Beard Award 2017 semifinalists
The James Beard Award Foundation has announced its list of semifinalists for 2017, and metro Atlanta restaurants and chefs fared well. Many standbys made the list, along with several first-timers. The finalists will be announced live March 15 in Los …


Ron Carter named Detroit Jazz Fest artist-in-residence

musicRon Carter named Detroit Jazz Fest artist-in-residence
The Detroit-bred bassist Ron Carter, one of the most influential bassists in jazz history — and the most recorded — has enjoyed an increasing presence at the Detroit Jazz Festival in the last two years. In particular, fans who were able to squeeze …
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10 Bass Guitar Heroes That Show Four-Stringers Deserve Respect
It’s a misconception, but a powerful one: Bassists past and present struggle to receive the attention of their guitar and drum-playing counterparts. Heck, if you walk down Melbourne’s Swanston Street on any given night, you’d be forgiven for thinking …
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Iggy Pop Albums From Worst To Best
For the follow-up to American Caesar, Iggy retained the same core band: guitarist Eric Schermerhorn, bassist Hal Cragin, and drummer Larry Mullins. The music is harder and heavier than the previous album, practically metal, with screaming lead guitars …
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Luciano’s named one of Nevada’s top 10 Italian restaurants

cusineLuciano’s named one of Nevada’s top 10 Italian restaurants
ELKO — The king salmon fillet, Asiago cheese risotto and carrots is one of the most popular menu items at Luciano’s, a local restaurant serving both French and Italian cuisine. In August, Luciano’s received recognition in an online article, “10 …
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Flavor up your week with these 5 food events: Italian, whiskey, pairings
Next week, dining out at your favorite restaurants may be a little difficult because of the World Meeting of Families. But, take advantage of these food events before the city is flooded with visitors. Manayunk’s turn in Restaurant Week begins Monday …
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Your Personal Trainer: You can still enjoy healthy Italian food on a weight
I had to learn to prepare some great Italian dishes without the use of the three demons, which are salt, sugar and saturated fat. Good Italian food doesn’t have to be fattening. It can be tasty and healthy. The base and heart of a good Italian meal is …
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Colin B. Bailey Named Director of the Morgan Library & Museum

trendColin B. Bailey Named Director of the Morgan Library & Museum
New York, NY, April 16, 2015—The Board of Trustees of the Morgan Library & Museum today announced the appointment of Colin B. Bailey, director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, as the Morgan’s new director. He succeeds William M. Griswold …
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Old Sturbridge Village appoints Shrewsbury native as museum curator
“Cait brings extraordinary talent and rich experience,” says James Donahue, president and CEO of Old Sturbridge Village, adding “she is absolutely the ideal person to lead our efforts to highlight our collections and inspire visitors with objects of …
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Viola Chan is named Creative Director of Design for the Oleg Cassini
Viola joined David’s Bridal in 2003 and immediately became a valuable contributor to the various bridal collections. Her classic and meticulous design made her a perfect fit with the Oleg Cassini Collection of bridal gowns, which are known for their …
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Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks Named AAA Four Diamond Restaurant

cusineShearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks Named AAA Four Diamond Restaurant
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center is proud to announce that Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks has earned the AAA Four Diamond award. This is the 15th year Shearn’s has received the honor and is one of 11 Houston/Galveston …
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EMC Seafood’s Canoga Park Follow-Up Should Arrive in Time for Summer
It looks as though EMC Seafood’s newest location in Canoga Park is coming along nicely. The Topanga Canyon Boulevard spot is angling for a summer delivery, which is perfect timing for their ice-cold raw bar, considering the summer temperatures out in …
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U.S. plan to stop seafood fraud: What others are saying
The Obama administration announced an ambitious plan Sunday (March 15) to reduce seafood fraud by better tracking where seafood is caught and shipped to in the United States. Read the brief | Times-Picayune write-up on the national action …

Figure skater Gracie Gold named 2014 Sportswoman of the Year

sportFigure skater Gracie Gold named 2014 Sportswoman of the Year
Figure skater Gracie Gold was named Thursday as the 2014 Sportswoman of the Year by the Los Angeles Sports Council. Gold won the ladies’ singles title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships last January and a bronze medal in the team competition at …
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US Figure Skating: Senior women’s profiles
Mirai Nagasu performs during the free skate at the Cup of Russia in Moscow in November. Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2015 9:01 am. U.S. Figure Skating: Senior women’s profiles U.S. Figure Skating MARIAH BELL. Born …
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Olympic figure skater Gracie Gold named L.A. Sportswoman of Year
The Los Angeles Sports Council tabbed Gold — the 2014 U.S. National champion and Olympic bronze medalist — for the honor on Thursday. The awards will be presented March 15 as part of the L.A. Sports Awards (which can be seen on FOX Sports …