Luther Dickson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon have released a new single “Hallelujah (I’m A Dreamer)” off the group’s forthcoming debut studio album, Solstice, due out on March 22nd via New West Records.Dickinson, a co-founding member of southern rock act North Mississippi Allstars, produced the album himself at his family’s Zebra Ranch Studios in Independence, Mississippi. Dickinson has rounded up an all-star, all-female cast for the new project, including Amy Helm, Lillie Mae, Amy LaVere, Sharde Thomas, Birds of Chicago, and the Como Mamas.While mostly recorded live in the studio, the band did invite a few special guests to contribute additional parts, including the fiddler Lillie Mae Rische (Jack White, Jim Lauderdale), organist Rev. Charles Hodges (Al Green, Willie Mitchell), and Grammy-winning artist and producer Alvin Youngblood Hart.Following the release of the album’s first single, “Like A Songbird That Has Fallen”, Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon have shared another new single off of their forthcoming album. “Hallelujah (I’m A Dreamer)” features singer/songwriter and bassist Amy LeVere. The new tune is a breezy arrangement lathered with elements of country and blues. LeVere showcases her soulful side on”Hallelujah (I’m A Dreamer)” with some impressive lead vocals.Luther Dickinson shared his thoughts on the new album, explaining:Recording the album in the same place at the same time with the same people really helped glue the whole thing together. It wouldn’t have worked if we’d recorded all over the map at different times. We had to physically be present to share in those moments together.We believe music is a celebration of life, and folk music an expression of community and family. Solstice is an artifact of our new friendship and musical fellowship.Listen to Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon’s new single “Hallelujah (I’m A Dreamer)” below:Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon – “Hallelujah (I’m A Dreamer)” [Video: New West Records]Check out the tracklisting for Solstice below.Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon Solstice Tracklisting:1. Superlover featuring Birds of Chicago2. Fly With Me featuring Sharde Thomas3. Hallelujah (I’m a Dreamer) featuring Amy LaVere4. Like A Songbird That Has Fallen featuring Amy Helm5. Kathy featuring Birds of Chicago6. Hold To His Hand featuring The Como Mamas7. The Night Is Still Young featuring Amy LaVere8. Sing To Me featuring Amy Helm9. We Made It featuring Sharde Thomas10. Cricket (At Night I Can Fly) featuring Amy LaVere11. Til It’s Gone featuring Birds of Chicago12. Search Me featuring The Como MamasView All TracklistingLuther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon will perform at various City Winery locations throughout the month of March. The band will also offer support to Phil Lesh and Friends at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on March 16th, as well as make appearances at Woodstock, NY’s Levon Helm Studios, Sellersville, PA’s Sellersville Theater, and High Sierra Music Festival.Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon Tour Dates:March 11th – Chicago, IL – City WineryMarch 13th – Nashville, TN – City WineryMarch 14th – Atlanta, GA – City WineryMarch 15th – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm StudiosMarch 16th – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol TheatreMarch 17th – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville TheaterMarch 18th – Boston, MA – City WineryMarch 19th – New York, NY – City WineryMarch 20th – Washington, DC – City WineryView All Tour DatesFor ticketing and more information, head to Luther Dickinson’s website.
It might be overkill for the mobile generation, but an in-built telephoner table was the height of sophistication in the 1950s The home is riddled with potential and looking for its second owner in almost 70 yearsBEYOND this facade sits a celebration of interior design not seen since the 1950s … and some of it is probably best left there. Original features make this a ‘must see’ for keen renovatorsMr Hamilton said when these original homes hit the market for the first time, buyers were drawn to the possibilities.“First time sales are always nice — they attract a lot of inquiry. It says a lot about the street and the neighbours that people stay there for so long,” he said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair Looking for opportunity? Welcome to 11 Fourteenth Avenue, KedronThat’s not to say 11 Fourteenth Avenue, Kedron doesn’t have its charms.For the first time since circa 1950, the three-bedroom home has been offered for sale, and its potential is obvious according to LJ Hooker Stafford agent, Dean Hamilton.“It’s untouched,” Mr Hamilton said. What some call ‘tired’ others call ‘treasure’More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoMr Hamilton said two sisters had inherited their family home, but have decided now was the time to sell.“They grew up there with the blue flower wallpaper. They remember when there was nothing in that street and you had views to the north,” Mr Hamilton said.Mr Hamilton said response to the listing had been fantastic, with a dozen inquiries since the listing went live 24 hours ago.“I’ve already got a couple of written offers at the moment,” he said.Mr Hamilton said while the property needed an upgrade, keen renovators would find many features worth retaining.“There individual lighting in the lounge, ornate cornices and wood panelling with a built in telephone desk and a picture rail — it’s still got the original carpeting,” he said.
Football season never sleeps for USC and with a new season on the horizon, a new team will step onto the field in the Coliseum for the first time. According to 24-7 Sports, USC landed the eighth strongest recruiting class of 2016. USC signed two five-star recruits, 12 four-star recruits and six three-star recruits. There are a few freshman in particular who are expected to not only compete for starting spots, but also make significant contributions to the team as soon as the season begins.Five-star recruit Oluwole Betiku is a local of Gardena. The Junipero Serra graduate is coming into a defensive line that needs immediate improvement, and Betiku is expected to help.With the Pac-12’s overall depth at the quarterback position, USC’s pass rush was a large focus for head coach Clay Helton and defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast during the recruiting season.“In our league, a passing league, you have to be able to get to the quarterback and Wole has been able to do that in his career,” Helton said in his national signing day press conference. “If I were quarterbacks in our league right now, I’d be scared. He scares me just walking up. He looks like he’s about 26 years old.”Betiku is one of seven freshmen who enrolled at USC a semester early in order to participate in spring practice.Another defensive end who has the build to compete immediately is 6’7”, 250-pound Connor Murphy. Murphy was the top-rated defensive end in Arizona.“We really felt that these men were elite about putting pressure when we evaluated on film,” Helton said. “Getting to the quarterback is something we dearly needed.”Joining Betiku and Murphy on the defensive side of the ball is five-star athlete Jack Jones. Jones has characteristics reminiscent of current cornerback, wide receiver and kick returner Adoree’ Jackson.“He is the most dynamic athlete. He reminds you of several guys that have been here before. We’ve got this guy named Adoree’ Jackson that does a great job for us,” Helton said. “He is in that similar mode of being able to not only play defensive back, but being greedy on offense too. You love to be able to put him over there and have the chance to be able to throw him a ball or two. He’s so dynamic with the ball in his hands and as a returner. Just the ultimate weapon.”On the offensive side, the recruiting class is highlighted by offensive tackle Nathan Smith and wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe.Smith and the offensive line will be the root of the Trojan offense.“Not only are they big men, but they can move,” Helton said of the 6’7” Smith. “We do a lot of zone schemes and pulling with our run schemes. Each one of these guys are ultra athletic. It’s kind of been a staple for us here at USC.”Josh Imatorbhebhe joins his brother and fellow wide receiver redshirt freshman Daniel Imatorbhebhe as part of an increasingly deep receiving corps.“I think sometimes as a head football coach and a staff you have to look not only for the season coming up, but you also have to see what’s going on in the future and with the dynamic of us possibly losing several young man after this season and how special a group this class was, we really felt that we needed to load up,” Helton said.The Imatorbhebhe brothers as well as the other freshman will be leaned upon heavily as the season continues. Helton is a proponent of playing the best available player, and if these freshmen impress him and his coaching staff, they won’t hold back from putting freshmen on the field.
DES MOINES — A resolution proposing a constitutional amendment to automatically restore voting rights to felons who have completed their sentences unanimously passed a three-member state senate panel Wednesday.Two felons spoke at the subcommittee’s hearing. Sixty-year-old Rick Sattler of Iowa City was convicted of vehicular homicide in 2006 and is paying 150-thousand dollars in restitution.“I’m not diminishing what I did. I feel terrible about what I did. I live with that every day,” Sattler said. “…That’s not what this is about.”Sattler — and others around the room — said giving felons the right to vote is about redemption and second chances. Sheila Corsbie, a lobbyist for the United Methodist Church, was paroled in 2009 and is among the felons who applied to the governor to have their voting rights restored.“Because of getting my rights back and becoming a productive member of society, now I am able to give back to people,” she said, “and I think if I wasn’t given my rights back, who knows where I would be.”Rick Admiraal, pastor of New Life Prison Community at the Newton prison, said he sees inmates who want to change their lives.“Part of changing your life is reintegration into the society after a person is released,” Admiraal said. “I strongly believe that we don’t need to punish people excessively, that we need to give them a second chance.”Pat Stalter of Adel, a pastor of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ Church in Woodward, said she believes in second chances “without strings attached.”“I believe in redemption. I believe in wholeness,” Stalter said, “and this legislative body has a chance to move into that space.”Governor Kim Reynolds has made this issue a top priority. Kayla Lyon from her governor’s staff told legislators they were hearing “powerful” testimony today.“She truly does believe in second chances and that’s why we’re talking about this today,” Lyon said. “She believes that the voting rights of a convicted felon should not be forever stripped and further she does not believe the restoration should be in the hands of a single person.”Since Reynolds became governor, she has used her authority to restore voting rights to 122 paroled felons. The governor told reporters she’s granted two of those requests this week and she spoke to both applicants.“I can’t even begin to describe to you their appreciation for that phone call and what it means to them to really get back their dignity and really become a better citizen in the state of Iowa,” Reynolds said during her weekly news conference Wednesday.A month ago, a subcommittee in the Iowa House embraced the governor’s proposed constitutional amendment on felon voting rights.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has been caught on video tape using a racial slur.The footage of the football player at a country music singer Kenny Chesney concert surfaced yesterday. It the short clip, Cooper pledged, “I will jump that fence and fight every n***r here,” at the July show in Philadelphia.“I want to apologize. I have been offensive. I have apologized to my coach, to [chairman] Jeffrey Lurie, to [general manager] Howie Roseman and to my teammates,” Cooper said in a statement released by the team. “I owe an apology to the fans and to this community. I am so ashamed, but there are no excuses. What I did was wrong and I will accept the consequences.”.Cooper, 25, is currently in his fourth season in the NFL. The wide-out has 46 catches for 679 yards and five touchdowns thus far in his career.
Related Items:#CommonwealthParliamentaryAssociationseminar, #magneticmedianews, #TCIleadswithwomeninparliament, #TCIwomeninParliament Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 8, 2017 – Grand Turk – At the Opening of a two day Commonwealth Parliamentary Association seminar in Grand Turk, special guest from London and Secretary General of the CPA, Akbar Khan commended the Turks and Caicos for the recent General Election and for its showing of women in Parliament. Mr. Khan called the feat for the TCI, which this past polling season elected for the first time a woman to serve as Premier in the person of Hon Sharlene Robinson, inspirational. With 40% of its parliamentarians being women, the Turks and Caicos is a stand out democracy and the Secretary General highlighted that wider gender equality often equates to more efficient strides. The Turks and Caicos, with 81% voter turn-out at the December 16 polls, has doubled the average of CPA parliaments female make up and contributes to the 9,000 female parliamentarians globally among Commonwealth countries. Presenters at the Post Election Seminar, being held at the House of Assembly include House Speakers and Clerk from Monsterrat, Trinidad and Tobago and Canada. It is hosted by our own Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon Dwayne Taylor, who is also president of the Turks and Caicos branch of the CPA. #MagneticMediaNews#TCIwomeninParliament#TCIleadswithwomeninparliament #CommonwealthParliamentaryAssociationseminar