The Haden Triplets to release The Family Songbook in January

first_imgThe Haden Triplets – Petra, Rachel and Tanya – will release their new album The Family Songbook on 24th January 2020 via Trimeter Records/Thirty Tigers.Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, the Triplets are the children of bassist Charlie Haden, who changed jazz’s trajectory alongside Ornette Coleman beginning in the 1950s. Family Album is the follow-up to their 2014 self-titled album.For the album The Haden Triplets have mined their heritage and recorded recently unearthed songs by their grandfather, Carl E. Haden, who was a friend to the Carter Family and Porter Wagoner. The sisters’ uncle Carl Haden Jr passed the songs to them. The Family Songbook also includes Every Time I Try by the triplets’ brother Josh, best known as the force behind the genre-bending indie band Spain. Other songs on the album include a cover Kanye West’s Say You Will and Americana standards like Wayfaring Stranger, I’ll Fly Away, Wildwood Flower and Pretty Baby.The new video for Every Time I Try is a tribute to country music TV programmes circa the fifties and latter decades and features a cameo by the actor Nick Offerman.The Family Songbook is produced by Woody Jackson.The Haden Triplets will be in tour in 2020, including The Big Ears Festival and Stagecoach.last_img read more

Harrison High’s ‘The Election’ spoofs American politics

first_imgA scandalized student body president, campaign cash, shady political operatives, and plenty of laughs come together in “The Election,” Harrison High’s fall theatre production.Political opponents Ben Corsi, left, and Liz Kagan, right, face off during “The Election”.Written in 2015 by playwright and former teacher Don Zolidis, the show runs Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, 7:30 p.m., in the school auditorium.The story centers around Mark Davenport, played by Ben Corsi, who is convinced that he’ll easily win a special election to replace a disgraced student body president. When Mark’s opponent, played by Liz Kagan, undergoes a complete makeover with the help of a mysterious Super PAC, the race takes a sharp – and hilarious – turn.From left, Justin Bujega, Bryson Martin, and Ben Corsi talk politics in a scene from “The Election.”Enter Gary, a sleazy campaign manager played by Justin Bugeja. The senior says he had to step way out of character to get into the part.“I have to be very uptight,” he said. “I spent a lot of time sitting in front of a classroom just being rude. It took a lot of practice.”Bugeja said the play focuses attention on the role money plays in elections. “It not only influences candidates, but also the media. And the media influences voters.”The crowd reacts as candidates debate during “The Election”.Senior Ebony Matthews represents “the media”; she plays a television news analyst. In addition to researching reporters, she uses what she learned by following the 2016 presidential election.While audiences enjoy the show’s humor, Bujega hopes it will also inspire them to “do their research and make their own decisions.”“Just vote,” he said. “Make sure you voice your opinion when it matters.”Tickets for “The Election” are $10 and may be purchased through the box office, 248-888-6274, or at the door. Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

No. 19 UWF Sweeps No. 17 Nova Southeastern

first_imgNo. 19 UWF Sweeps No. 17 Nova Southeastern Chelsea Wilhoite (Photo by Ron Besser) Sharecenter_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – West Florida earned an especially satisfying 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-17) victory over No. 17 Nova Southeastern, improving to 5-5 with the win. The Argos avenged last season’s 2-3 loss to Nova at the South Region finals, and were led by juniors Chelsea Wilhoite (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny HS) and Jamie Nichols (Crawfordville, Fla./Wakulla HS) with 12 kills each. “That’s a monkey we’ve had on our back for 292 days, and I couldn’t be happier about earning the right to let it. It doesn’t take last year away, but it takes a little bit of the bite away,” said head coach Melissa Wolter.“I thought for the first time since we’ve come together as a group, that was the most confident and relaxed that I’ve seen our team play,” commented Wolter. “We talked in the locker room before the match about outplaying Nova, and I think defensively we did exactly that. We dug some balls tonight that I have not seen our team dig since we started the season.”Wilhoite swung at .385 on the match, while Patricia Gandolfo (Porto Alegre, Brazil/Missouri State-West Plains CC) posted a .400 clip on nine kills. Kara Gonzalez (St. Augustine, Fla./St. Augustine HS) had an outstanding match tallying eight kills at .300, stuffing her opponents on five occasions. Kimberly Clark (St. Petersburg, Fla./Hillsborough CC) led with 17 digs, as Tricia Tirabassi (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper HS) dished out 34 assists. The Argos as a whole outhit the Sharks .275 to .175. The Sharks put the first point on the board, but West Florida took a solid lead on a three point service run by Nichols. Nova made several comeback attempts, but the Argos controlled the remainder of the set and closed out on a service ace by Gonzalez.NSU again took the first point in set two, but this time took a lead that looked to be out of the Argos’ reach. A Wilhoite kill gave UWF the serve at 14-17, and the team chipped away at the lead and tied on Wilhoite’s ace. The teams battled to 23-23, and the Argos took advantage of a Sharks’ service error that led to a victory on a kill from Nichols. The Argos found themselves in a familiar 2-0 situation, and surrendered the first three points to Nova. West Florida, however, took a 9-8 lead on the swing of Gandolfo and never looked back. The Argos’ offense came alive, and the Sharks appeared to fall apart as Nichols again went three-point service run that included an ace. UWF cruised to a 25-17 win, and sealed the match on a block by Gonzalez and Clark. West Florida continues action in the Hemingway’s Regional Crossover on Friday, playing their first match of the day against No. 5 Tampa at 2pm. The Argos will finish the day at 7pm, facing region opponent Saint Leo. Both matches will be available online through live stats and broadcast. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more