Asheville’s Annual LEAF Festival Announces Lineup

first_imgReturning for its 43rd festival over 21 years running, the annual LEAF Festival will return to the picturesque Lake Eden for four nights of music this October 20-23rd. With a “Carnival of Wonder” theme, the festival boasts headlining sets from Balkan Beat Box, Beats Antique, and Squirrel Nut Zippers for the occasion.There are lots of exciting artists to catch this year, including Here Come The Mummies, Third World, Solas, Too Many Zooz, Chali 2na & The House Vibe, Dar Williams, Leah Song (of Rising Appalachia), The Hip Abduction and so many more!You can see the full lineup below, and head here for more information.last_img read more

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EOTO Announces Spring Tour Taking Place In March & April

first_imgToday, EOTO has announced that they’ll be embarking on a brief Spring tour across the end of March through to the beginning of April. Concepted by the percussion section of String Cheese Incident, the pair composed of Jason Hann and Michael Travis will bring their unique live improvisational electronic music to the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Colorado during this upcoming nine-date tour. After starting off with an East Coast run from March 22nd through 24th, EOTO will set their sights westward, arriving the next weekend in Milwaukee, WI on March 29th ahead of performances in Chicago, IL on the 30th and Grand Rapids, MI on the 31st. To close things out, the duo will embark on a three-night run in Colorado, with shows in Fort Collins, Frisco, and Boulder on April 5th, 6th, and 7th, respectively.Tickets for many of the shows are available now (see the full list below, individual ticketing links included). The ticketing information for the rest of the performances will be released at a later date.Upcoming EOTO Tour DatesMarch 22nd – Rochester, NY – Funk N’ Waffles – Tickets coming soonMarch 23rd – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street – https://www.showclix.com/event/eotolqbRwTKEqT/pre-saleMarch 24th – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall – Tickets coming soonMarch 29th – Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theater –https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1638082March 30th – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall – Tickets coming soonMarch 31st – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection –https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5802320/eoto17-grand-rapids-the-intersectionApril 5th – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theater – Tickets coming soonApril 6th – Frisco, CO – Barkley Ballroom –https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1637567?utm_medium=bksApril 7th – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre –https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1635370[Photo: Andrew Rios]last_img read more

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Summer Camp Music Festival Announces 2nd Wave Of 2018 Artists

first_imgIn mid-December, the annual Summer Camp Music Festival announced its initial lineup for 2018. During the first wave of artist announcements, Summer Camp—which will take place at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois from May 25th to 28th—revealed that the 18th edition of the festival will feature three days of moe., three days of Umphrey’s McGee, two sets of Phil Lesh and Terrapin Family Band, and Diplo as headliners, along with STS9, Tipper, RL Grime, Greensky Bluegrass, and Action Bronson.Today, Summer Camp has expanded their highly anticipated 2018 lineup with a number of new artists who will be signing on for the event. In addition to the existing headliners, Slightly Stoopid has joined the bill. However, while the Slightly Stoopid add is exciting, the second wave of artist announcements truly shines further down the bill. This May, Summer Camp will also host Papadosio, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Twiddle, Guster, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Break Science, Kung Fu, Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics, Nikki Lane, Mike Dillon’s Punk Rock Percussion Consortium, Pink Talking Fish, TAUK, Kat Wright, Jen Hartswick and Nick Cassarino Duo, and more.Check out the expanded lineup for yourself below, and head over to the festival’s website for more information. Level 1 3-Day GA Tickets are currently on sale online here or by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX. There will be a limited number of tickets available at this price, and once they sell out, the ticket price may go up without notice.Summer Camp 2018 Lineup(new additions in bold)3 days of moe.3 days of Umphrey’s McGee2 sets of Phil Lesh and Terrapin Family BandDiploSlightly StoopidSTS9TipperRL GrimeGreensky BluegrassAction BronsonBeats AntiqueCherubEOTOEveryone OrchestraGusterJai WolfJJ Grey & MofroKeller WilliamsKeys N KratesKyle Hollingsworth BandLeftover SalmonLettuceOOKAY LiveOPIUOPapadosioPigeons Playing Ping PongSOJASpaffordTOKiMONSTATwiddleYonder Mountain String BandZomboy**Below Listed in Alphabetical Order**AqueousBig SomethingBrandon “Taz” NiederauerBreak ScienceChicago FarmerCon BrioThe Funk HuntersGG MagreeHorseshoes & Hand GrenadesKung FuKuuroLawrenceLee DeWyzeMad ZachMaddy O’NealThe Main SqueezeMarvel YearsMichal Menert & the Pretty FantasticsMijaMike Dillon’s Punk Rock Percussion ConsortiumMonophonicsNikki LaneOld ShoeParkerParsonsfieldPink Talking PhishReo CragunShlumpSoDownSteady FlowTAUKTyler ChildersThe WerksZeke BeatsZoogma**Below Listed in Alphabetical Order**AnomalieBackup PlanetCity of the SunThe DawnEGiElectric Orange PeelHyryderJen Hartswick and Nick Cassarino Duo John CraigieKat WrightlespecialThe LizardsLos ColognesMickmanMungionNoizuOrgan FreemanRumpke Mountain BoysStill ShineSun StereoWillie Waldman ProjectZeshan BAnd many more to be announced!last_img read more

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The Revivalists Release Highly-Anticipated New Album, ‘Take Good Care’ [Listen]

first_imgToday, The Revivalists have released their brand new album, Take Good Care, via Loma Vista Recordings. The follow-up to 2015’s Men Amongst Mountains, the 14-track studio record features a fan-pleasing mix of recent live staples, “Got Love” and “You And I”, as well as “All My Friends“—which has already hit “#1 at Triple A Radio” and “Top 10 and climbing at Alternative Radio”—and an exciting variety of new tunes worth digging into and spending your own time with.The New Orleans-based octet is known for their contagious live energy, but it’s their craft of honest songwriting that sets them apart from the rest of the live music circuit. This album is a collective effort from all eight creators, plus Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton), Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Fun., Sleigh Bells), and Dave Bassett (Elle King, Vance Joy). Recorded between New Orleans and Nashville’s iconic RCA Studio B, The Revivalists’ 2018 Take Good Care definitely showcases the evolution of their journey since the band began in 2007, and their movement toward becoming a household name. With a sense of togetherness serving as the center point to the band’s everlasting curiosity, the new album explodes with sonic complexity, celebration, and catharsis.Without further ado, listen to The Revivalists’ Take Good Care below. For a list of upcoming dates, limited edition vinyl orders, and ticketing links–including The Revivalists’ 12/31 show at Mardi Gras World with Tank and the Bangas, head to the band’s website here.The Revivalists – ‘Take Good Care’last_img read more

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Harvard team helps produce city of Boston’s first Cyclist Safety Report

first_img Read Full Story Researchers from several Harvard Schools and initiatives were instrumental in developing the city of Boston’s first Cyclist Safety Report released on May 15, 2013 by Mayor Tom Menino. The report examined four years of bicycle crash incident data supplied by Boston Police and Boston EMS that will now inform city officials in their continued efforts to make Boston’s roadways safer for vulnerable users.Dahianna Lopez, a Ph.D. student in health policy at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, conducted the bicycled and pedestrian injury research as part of her dissertation. Lopez received funding from the Boston Area Research Initiative (sponsored in part by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study) and was advised David Hemenway, professor of healthy policy and director of the Harvard Injury Control Center at the Harvard School of Public Health. Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science also provided an in-kind computer scientist to assist with data manipulation.Key findings showed injured cyclists are less likely to be wearing a helmet than the average cyclists, a majority of incidents that resulted in injury involved motor vehicles, pedestrians comprised only 2-3% of incidents and injuries in all cyclist incidents, and key behavioral factors associated with accidents included cyclists not stopping at red lights or stop signs, cyclists riding into oncoming traffic, drivers not seeing cyclists and drivers/passengers opening doorsThe city used the report to develop a series of recommendations to improve safety including helmet use, targeted safety and education campaigns, and a focus on specialized enforcement in “hot-spots.”last_img read more

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Great Gardening.

first_img Fall is a good time to apply mulch to landscape beds. Mulch, such as pine straw, is in good supply at reasonable prices. Mulching in the fall can help prevent soil erosion from winter rains. Pine straw is the most widely used mulch because of aesthetics and cost. Other materials that provide satisfactory mulching include pine bark, hardwood bark and compost. Container Gardening Planting trees and shrubs Fall is an exciting time for gardening. It may be our last chance to have fun in the garden until next spring. Fortunately, we can garden essentially year-round in Georgia. However, fall is the ideal time for many activities. In most of Georgia, fall is the best time to plant new trees and shrubs in the yard. The weather is cooling off, and this reduces water loss from newly planted trees and shrubs, which may not have extensive root systems. We generally have enough moisture in the fall and winter, too. So there is less stress on the plants. You can avoid much of the normal first-year loss by planting in the fall. First-year growth will usually be greater, since fall-planted shrubs have established root systems and are ready to grow in the spring. Another advantage of fall planting is that it’s just more pleasant for the gardener. Except in extreme north Georgia, you can generally plant throughout the fall and winter. But avoid planting in extreme cold weather. Avoid First-year Lossescenter_img Fertilizing Mulching The relatively mild winter in most of Georgia means plants will be metabolically active. Even though we don’t see active growth, the plant is still alive and needs energy. This means that most plants will respond positively to a light application of fertilizer in the fall. This will give plants added nutrients necessary to overwinter in good health. If you haven’t fertilized your plants since spring, they would benefit from fall fertilization. Apply about half the amount used in the spring. We don’t want to stimulate new growth in the fall, since the new growth would be subject to freeze damage. If you wait until October or November to fertilize, the plant will be dormant. There is little chance of new growth then with a light application of fertilizer. The other big advantage of fall planting is that the new plant has several months to establish a root system before we get into the hot, dry summer. Most plants that don’t survive the first year die of lack of water. Most of these die in the summer. We often think of container gardens for the spring and summer. However, several annuals will provide excellent color in the fall or winter. Several “summer” annuals do well in the fall, such as impatiens, begonias, coleus and geraniums. Winter annuals that provide great color include pansies, violas and dianthus. The summer annuals can provide color until frosts arrive. Fall-planted winter annuals will generally provide color through the winter and spring, until the weather gets too hot.last_img read more

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Palmer Amaranth Management

first_imgGeorgia farmers scored what many view as a significant victory when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency extended the registration of the controversial weed killer dicamba for two years. The herbicide can be used for over-the-top weed control in cotton and soybean fields, according to Stanley Culpepper, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension weed specialist.Cotton and soybean growers implement the dicamba system in hopes of controlling Palmer amaranth — the No. 1 weed pest farmers encounter every year.“Even in 2017, our growers noted that dicamba was an extremely valuable tool in managing Palmer amaranth. Keep in mind, in our state, the most problematic weed pests — Palmer amaranth, Palmer amaranth, Palmer amaranth and then maybe a morning glory or spider wart. It’s really Palmer amaranth that continues to drive the agronomic landscape in regards to weed control,” Culpepper said.Culpepper serves on the EPA’s Science Advisory Board and has helped coordinate UGA Extension educational trainings for farmers and applicators about the dangers of pesticide drift that began in 2015. UGA teamed with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to create a training titled “Using Pesticides Wisely.” In 2017, there were zero incidents of auxin off-target incidents in Georgia.If not managed correctly, glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, commonly called “pigweed,” can quickly overtake a field. With enormous growth potential, it can reach heights of 7 to 10 feet and adversely affect cotton equipment moving through a field. Palmer amaranth can also rob cotton plants from receiving much-needed resources like water and nutrients. As a result, cotton yields can be reduced.“I think if you survey any of our growers, if you look at my surveys that I’ve implemented, the EPA’s decision was extremely important because dicamba was very valuable and very successful for weed management, especially in a challenging year like 2018,” Culpepper said. “These technologies allow us a little better opportunity to catch up with Palmer amaranth.”UGA Extension is documenting the actual value of dicamba to Georgia growers but Culpepper says, “it will be quite large, without a doubt in cotton production for 2018.”According to the EPA, dicamba is a herbicide that is used on agricultural crops, pastures and turfgrass. Before 2016, dicamba was mostly used in late winter or early spring for the removal of broadleaf weeds prior to farmers planting their crops.In 2016, the EPA first registered dicamba chemistries for over-the-top application of dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybean plants during the 2017 growing season.The EPA made the following additional guidelines to further minimize damage resulting from dicamba on nontarget crops:Only certified applicators may apply dicamba over the top.Over-the-top application of dicamba is prohibited 45 days after planting soybeans and 60 days after planting cotton.The number of over-the-top applications for cotton is reduced from four to two. Soybeans remain at two over-the-top applications.Dicamba may only be applied from one hour after sunrise to two hours before sunset.In counties where endangered species may exist, the downwind buffer will remain at 110 feet and there will be a new 57-foot buffer around the other sides of the field. The 110-foot downwind buffer applies to all applications and is not limited to counties where endangered species may exist.To ensure consistency across all three products, the training period is being clarified for 2019 and beyond.Tank clean-out instructions are improved for the entire system.The label is enhanced to improve applicator awareness on the impact of low pHs on the potential volatility of dicamba.Compliance and enforceability are improved through label cleanup and consistency.Culpepper emphasizes two points that growers need to be mindful of if they want to continue using dicamba when registration runs out in 2020.In the area of stewardship, farmers need to make sure the technologies they are using are applied on target and remain on target, without drifting to crops they weren’t intended for. Producers also need to be wary about resistance management and avoid overusing dicamba.“If we go out and spray too much dicamba, we will lose those technologies. Palmer amaranth is not a normal weed. It’s going to win if you don’t make every intelligent decision that you can make,” Culpepper said.For more information, see gaweed.com.last_img read more

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Cairns real estate: The rise of granny flats

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenNerida Conisbee on the Royal Commission developments01:43HOUSE hunters searching for a spacious new abode will have definitely come across plenty of Far North properties with this increasingly population addition – the granny flat.Also described as self-contained studios or teenagers’ retreats, that extra small living space on the edge of the main property or even down on the boundary fence is becoming a must-have for the region’s buyers. 67 Hillview Cres, Whitfield comes with a granny flat.RE/MAX agent Cathy Ratcliffe said there had been a surge in buyers looking for homes which come with the extra but separate living space.“With regards to granny flats, I am finding in this day and age of extended families or kids either not leaving home or coming back home to study or save, there has been a big surge in buyers looking for these,” she said. Extra space could add extra to your asking price.“Also with AirBnB now being a real alternative to providing the homeowner with extra income, homes with a granny flat or homes that offer space or areas with the potential to be converted to a granny flat are coming into their own.”Ms Ratcliffe is marketing a character-filled home at 67 Hillview Crescent, Whitfield, on the market for $600,000, and said its proximity to all of Cairns’ amenities would bode well for the use of its granny flat. 6 Stevens St, Clifton Beach offers extra living quarters.A sprawling five-bedroom, four-bathroom home – with a granny flat and a price tag in the $900,000s – at 6 Stevens St, Clifton Beach, is one of the largest single-level acreage homes Cairns Property Office agent Debbie North has ever seen. “The L-shaped design works brilliantly for a combined family, AirBnB, extra income or just a large family wanting lots of space,” she said. “The granny flat is separate and consists of a bedroom, large bathroom and laundry and a 7.6m living room with its own kitchen.” Outdoors at 6 Stevens St, Clifton Beach.And, on the southside, a five-bedroom home at 1 Travolta Close, White Rock, has a semi-detached, two-bedroom granny flat or teenager’s retreat with its own bathroom which, like the rest of the house, has been freshly painted inside and out. It’s on the market for more than $600,000.Analysis by CoreLogic and Archistar showed there was capacity to build about 583,440 granny flats on individual existing properties across the eastern seaboard.The report also revealed the unique type of additional accommodation in the backyards of humble homes could add about 30 per cent to the value of a property and had the potential to push up rental return by as much as 27 per cent. 1 Travolta Cl, White RockMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoThe real promise of granny flats came when they could enable renters or buyers who wanted to access popular suburbs without paying a premium – by renting out the separate space.There are a host of companies now that specialise in granny flat construction and will often provide all services including appraisal, council approval, construction and rental property management.The downside is granny flats don’t usually attract long-term tenants, so the landlord should be prepared for high tenant turnover and extended periods in which the flat is not earning an income stream.Being close to an educational institution like a university might also be beneficial as students drive demand for affordable, no-hassle rentals. The pool at the White Rock property.Cairns Regional Council’s CairnsPlan 2016 requires a secondary dwelling to be no larger than 250sq m on a lot exceeding 10ha in a rural zone and no larger than 70sq m in all other zones. These guidelines ensure the secondary dwelling is subordinate to the primary dwelling.Although they can be self-contained, a secondary dwelling must be used in conjunction with the primary dwelling and cannot be separately leased or serviced by water, electricity or garbage collection. A secondary dwelling is required to have one carparking space in addition to the two parking spaces for the primary dwelling – a total of three carparking spaces on the site.There is no minimum lot size for a secondary dwelling, however, the lot needs to be of sufficient size to accommodate the activity.last_img read more

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UPDATE: Man deceased after several attempted rescue efforts

first_imgLetts, IN—The Letts Community Volunteer Fire Department responded with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Monday to a welfare check in the area of County Road 500 S and County Road 220 SW.Decatur County Communications received a report that an observer has seen a male, Thomas Buck, 66 of Greensburg,  mowing in the area. When the witness returned, around 20 minutes later, he found the mower turned on its side in Sand Creek and Buck was nowhere to be found.Upon arrival, another bystander was in the water feeling for the operator. Firefighters along with a Deputy from the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department entered the chest-deep water and discovered that Buck was pinned under the mower. The firefighters and deputy rolled the mower off Buck and placed him in a basket that was pulled, with a winch, out of the waterway. Buck was assessed by a paramedic and it was determined he was deceased.The accident is still under investigation and an autopsy is scheduled to be performed later today.This story will be updated as information becomes available.last_img read more

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O’Donnell ruled out of World Cup

first_imgIreland flanker Tommy O’Donnell has been ruled out of next month’s World Cup after suffering a dislocated hip against opening warm-up opponents Wales two days ago. Press Association The 28-year-old Munster forward, who has won nine caps, was carried off during the second-half after producing an outstanding display as Ireland cruised to a 35-21 victory in Cardiff. He spent Saturday night in hospital in the Welsh capital and subsequently underwent detailed medical checks. center_img In a statement, the Irish Rugby Football Union said: ” Investigations at University Hospital Wales yesterday afternoon confirmed that Tommy suffered a hip dislocation in the game against Wales. “He will be limited to non-weight bearing activity for at least six weeks and has unfortunately been ruled out of participating in RWC15 (Rugby World Cup).” O’Donnell’s loss will be a blow to Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt as he prepares to continue the tournament build-up with further preparation fixtures against Scotland, Wales and England. Ireland, the reigning RBS 6 Nations champions, will contest the same World Cup pool as France, Italy, Canada and Romania, with two teams securing quarter-final places. The IRFU, meanwhile, said that wing Andrew Trimble will undergo “a precautionary scan” on the foot injury he suffered during the Wales match. last_img read more

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