first_imgCatskill Chill Music Festival made its triumphant return this year, stepping into a new venue at Lakewood, PA with an awesome, jam-friendly lineup. The festival saw bluegrass masters Greensky Bluegrass headline the final night of festivities, diving deep into material new and old for fans everywhere to enjoy. The energy of the set was only amplified at the end, when pedal steel guitarist Roosevelt “The Dr.” Collier joined the band on stage for two classic songs: “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” and “Ain’t No Bread In The Breadbox.”The rich gospel tones of Collier’s lap steel guitar contrasted beautifully with the natural sound that rings from every Greensky note, as evidenced in this full length recording from taper Keith Litzenberger. Take a listen to the music, below.You can also hear the band’s new album, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted, by following this link.Meanwhile, be sure to catch Roosevelt Collier with members of Snarky Puppy, Dopapod and Kung Fu at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive festival on October 22, 2016. More info about the star-studded lineup can be found here.last_img read more

first_img Read Full Story The $25,000 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting from the Shorenstein Center has been awarded to Margie Mason, Robin McDowell, Martha Mendoza, and Esther Htusan of The Associated Press for their investigative report “Seafood from Slaves.”The Associated Press uncovered extensive use of slave labor in the Thai seafood industry, which supplies major U.S. supermarkets, restaurants, and food suppliers, such as Wal-Mart, Kroger, Sysco, Nestle, Whole Foods, and Red Lobster. The investigation led to the freeing of more than 2,000 enslaved fishermen from Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos, the jailing of perpetrators, congressional hearings, and the proposal of new laws. The U.S. State Department used the series as part of its decision to give Thailand the lowest rating for human trafficking and has discussed the findings during diplomatic talks.“‘Seafood from Slaves’ is investigative journalism at its best,” said Thomas E. Patterson, the Shorenstein Center’s interim director. “The story was extraordinarily difficult to uncover and its impact on people’s lives and public policy will last far into the future.”Additionally, the Shorenstein Center awarded the Career Award for Excellence in Journalism to Walter Isaacson. The Goldsmith Book Prizes were awarded to Harold Holzer for “Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion” and to Erik Albæk, Arjen van Dalen, Nael Jebril and Claes H. de Vreese for “Political Journalism in Comparative Perspective.”last_img read more

first_img There are suggestions that the Southampton set-up could be broken up this summer but Fonte – a key member of the squad since the League One days – is only focused on ending the season on a high. “We always want to be the best and now we equalled the record and now we will try to beat that,” the Portuguese centre-back said. “I am pleased because it was a tough game. They are a very, very good team. They are fighting for the Champions League so we knew it would be hard but I think it was our day. “We completely dominated the game, were better than them and showed that we have a very good thing going on here, a very strong team. “It is pleasing to get the three points again because we knew if we won we would equal the record of points. “Always to win at home in front of your supporters is pleasing, but most of all for ourselves because I think we deserved the win the way we have performed this year.” In truth, the 2-0 scoreline flattered under-performing Everton at St Mary’s, where the match was settled by own goals from Antolin Alcaraz and Seamus Coleman. That does, though, mean no Saints player has scored in their last three matches – a run that coincides with the anterior cruciate ligament injury to top scorer Jay Rodriguez. Jose Fonte believes there is a “very good thing” happening at Southampton right now and is determined to help them into the record books. “I think obviously we miss Jay Rodriguez a little bit,” Fonte said. “He is our cutting edge. “We miss Gaston Ramirez a bit as well with his final passes, he is very good on that. “Because of that Rickie Lambert was playing as a number 10, not as a number nine so it is a little bit difficult. “It was a little bit difficult to get shots on target but we had crosses and if you put the ball in the box then there can always be mistakes or a goal.” Those mistakes from Alcaraz and Coleman have left Everton’s hopes of a top-four finish looking remote. Arsenal now have the opportunity to move four points clear with victory over Newcastle, although manager Roberto Martinez believes the Toffees still have a chance of sneaking into the Champions League. Everton end the season with a home clash with Manchester City and a trip to Hull – matches they are hoping left-back Leighton Baines will be available for. Martinez is already without eight players through injury and saw the England international forced off towards the end of the defeat at St Mary’s. “We will assess Leighton Baines and see if it’s a serious injury or not,” the Spaniard said. “He was feeling his knee and his calf a little bit, we will assess him but it shouldn’t be too bad.” This has been a fine second season back in the Barclays Premier League for Saints, whose possession football and focus on homegrown talent has brought points as well as admirers. Saturday’s deserved 2-0 defeat of top-four hopefuls Everton saw Mauricio Pochettino’s side strengthen their place in eighth and equal the club’s record Premier League points tally of 52. Press Associationlast_img read more