September 21, 2016 |
At the same time that a young John Scofield was learning his first guitar licks, the country and rock music worlds were bleeding over into one another. In the late 1960s and early '70s, bands such as Poco and the Byrds were bringing country and folk influences into rock, while outlaw artists such as Willie Nelson and Waylon Jenning s were shaking up the country scene with a rock-and-roll look and attitude. A rock fan long before he discovered jazz, Scofield couldn't help but soak in some of those country sounds, too. "The '60s was this great, all-embracing hippie time," he recalled.
September 19, 2016 |
WAYNESBURG, Pa. - Jim Popielarcheck's dad was a coal miner for 40 years, and he followed the old man underground. In turn, when it was time, his son J.W. descended into the earth. That's been the story for generations in Greene County, a piece of Appalachia in the farthest southwest corner of Pennsylvania, one of the biggest coal-producing counties in the nation, a point of blue-collar pride. But in a place where houses and settlements cling to the sides of mountains, mist rising from the hollers, the way of life coal has provided, and even the promise of America itself, can feel precarious here in the final weeks before the nation elects a new president.
September 17, 2016 |
In a speech Thursday at the University of Notre Dame, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput called presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton "very bad news for our country. " Chaput said that since he first voted in 1966, "the major parties have never, at the same time, offered two such deeply flawed candidates. " He said he believes each candidate is detrimental to the nation in different ways. "One candidate, in the view of a lot of people, is a belligerent demagogue with an impulse-control problem.
September 11, 2016 |
You might be tempted to call Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler's current yen for a solo career - as a Nashvillian country singer, no less - quixotic. Tyler has taken his first solo album, We're All Somebody From Somewhere , on tour, and he landed Wednesday at the Tower Theater. It did have the air of a momentary excursion before returning to the Aero-mothership. But the show was pretty good. Lilting country treatments of Aerosmith tunes filled most of the night's set list. His backing band was Loving Mary, a three-male, three-female Nashville outfit, sort of an Allman Brothers and Sisters behind Tyler's still powerfully primal howl.
September 9, 2016
By Vida Bajc With the cauldron at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro extinguished, fans and critics alike are revisiting the perennial Olympic question: To whom is this enormously oversized effort to host the Games really worth it? One beneficiary that was prominently featured in Rio is the world of global security and surveillance. Olympic delegations and high-profile guests clearly want to be assured that the host has control over security. The organizers are equally as eager to demonstrate that they have the event under control.
September 2, 2016
DONALD TRUMP'S two faces were on public view Wednesday. He is us. In the afternoon, standing beside Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, there was the gracious and soft-spoken Trump. He seemed like he was reading a bedtime story to a 7-year-old, but was presidential. Hours later, laying out his 10-point immigration plan before a cheering Phoenix audience, he seemed like an aggravated parent at a Little League game. By Thursday morning, addressing the American Legion, he was again low-energy, but thumping the familiar theme that he would "advance the cause of Americanism - not globalism.
August 15, 2016
Answer: Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Sri Lanka is also a neighboring country, though separated by the sea.
August 10, 2016
By Pete Hoekstra Last month, a Syrian asylum-seeker who was set to be deported detonated a nail-filled suicide bomb outside of a concert in southern Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted that members of the Islamic State were among the more than 1 million migrants from destabilized areas of the Middle East and Africa whom she invited into her country. In the days prior to the Bastille Day massacre in Nice, France's intelligence chief warned that another attack on French soil or a mass sexual assault by migrants - similar to the one that occurred in Germany on New Year's Eve - could result in a "civil war. " The Dutch are investigating a possible jihadist cell in a refugee center in the Netherlands, and Norwegian police arrested a former Syrian al-Qaeda fighter seeking asylum in Europe.
August 10, 2016
President Obama has been very critical of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's threat to arrest and send home millions of undocumented immigrants, but his administration has said little about a deplorable deportation program affecting Dominican-born Haitians, the largest stateless population in the Western Hemisphere. In 2010, the Dominican Republic amended its constitution to deny citizenship to anyone born in the country who didn't have at least one parent who was born there too. Overnight, 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent were stripped of citizenship.
July 31, 2016
Answer: Italy. The region is in the north of the country and borders the Adriatic Sea. Bologna is its capital.