Massive Grateful Dead Tribute Album To Be Played At Listening Parties Nationwide

first_imgAfter years of work, Day of the Dead, a massive, multi-artist tribute to the Grateful Dead curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National is almost ready for the world to hear. The brothers brought together more than 70 artists from a wide range of eras and genres to reinterpret the Dead’s music for a new generation, and the result is nothing short of impressive: a 59-track, 5+ hour compilation featuring performances from Béla Fleck, Bob Weir, Bruce Hornsby, Charles Bradley, Flaming Lips, Joe Russo, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Mumford & Sons, The National, The War On Drugs, Wilco and more. Proceeds from the album’s sales will support the Red Hot Organization‘s mission to fight HIV/AIDS.In conjunction with SweetWater Brewing Company, the band has planned a series of listening parties across the country for fans to come together and experience the project ahead of its May 20th release. See below for the full list of Day of the Dead listening parties (NOTE: All events will take place on May 19th unless noted otherwise):Get out to the listening party closest to you to enjoy a truly unique Grateful Dead experience! You can listen to some of the grooving new tracks here.last_img read more

Rutland Free Library gets $463,000 to fix roof

first_imgSenator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Congressman Peter Welch (D) report that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Friday made it official that the Rutland Free Library will receive $663,000 in federal support for repair of the library’s roof. The funding — a $200,000 grant and $463,000 loan — comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Facilities Program as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, enacted last year to promote economic recovery from the recession that began in 2008. The funds will also address the drainage issues of the building, as well as de-humidifying the basement.The award for the Rutland Library rehabilitation project was the second largest nationwide of the investments awarded by USDA on Friday. Collectively, 129 projects in 30 states were funded to build and enhance libraries in rural communities across the nation.USDA Rural Development’s Community Facilities program helps finance essential community facilities for public use in rural areas. Through this program, USDA ensures that such facilities are available to all rural residents. These funds are available to public bodies, nonprofit organizations and federally recognized Indian tribes. More information about USDA Rural Development can be found at www.rurdev.usda.gov(link is external).Source: Congressional delegation. 9.24.2010 # # # # #last_img read more

GSA softball team wins three straight

first_imgBLUE HILL — The George Stevens Academy softball team pulled its record even with three wins this week.GSA (7-7) defeated Sumner (2-10), Dexter (8-5) and even avenged an early-season loss to Ellsworth (9-4).GSA rolled past Sumner on Tuesday with a 35-15 win.On Saturday, GSA edged Dexter 7-6. Mallory Charette hit the winning RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to score Hannah Peasley for the win.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAlso for GSA, Olivia Stevenson contributed a triple and an RBI while Sophia Steinbarger added a single with two RBIs. Allyson Snow pitched a six-hitter while striking out 11.On Thursday, GSA upset Ellsworth 6-3. Allyson Snow pitched a six-hitter while striking out four to lead GSA.Olivia Stevenson had two singles and drove in four runs to pace GSA. Katrina Limeburner added two doubles and an RBI, and Lily Vox contributed two singles.For Ellsworth, Callie Hammer homered and had two RBIs. Catlin Beal chipped in a double while Leah Stevens and Breanna Cummins each singled.John Bapst 4, Ellsworth 3Callie Hammer had two singles and an RBI, and Shelby Cote doubled for Ellsworth in its loss to John Bapst (6-7) on Tuesday.Also for Ellsworth, Leah Stevens and Katelynn Bagley each had a single, an RBI and scored a run.Bucksport 10, MDI 3Bucksport (12-1) defeated Mount Desert Island (2-12) on Tuesday.Narraguagus 20, Sumner 2Lanie Perry pitched a five-inning no-hitter with 12 strikeouts to lead Narraguagus (14-0) past Sumner on Monday.MDI 5, Caribou 2Lindsey McEachern and Maddie Thornton combined to strike out eight batters to lead MDI past Caribou (3-10) in the second game of Saturday’s double-header. Thornton, Aubrey Boyce and Cassidy Parady each contributed an RBI-double.MDI 13, Caribou 3Mount Desert Island picked up its first win of the season in the first game of a double-header against Caribou on Saturday.MDI scored a season-high 13 runs. Cassidy Parady collected three hits, including two doubles and five RBIs, while Lindsey McEachern struck out 11.Greenville 18, DI-S 2Greenville (11-1) beat Deer Isle-Stonington (1-9) in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader.Greenville 12, DI-S 2Greenville beat DI-S in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader.Bucksport 14, Searsport 0Katelin Saunders pitched a no-hitter while striking out 13 of 15 batters for Bucksport en route to the win over Searsport (1-11) on Friday.Also for Bucksport, Tyler Dupont led the offensive attack with a homer and a single while driving in three runs. Julia Zavalza and Eliza Hosford each added a double, a single and two RBIs. Makenzie Smith tripled and singled.Ellsworth 26, WA 1Abby Lynch turned in a 4-for-4 performance that included two doubles and six RBIs to lead Ellsworth past Washington Academy (6-6) on Friday.Callie Hammer chipped in with a double, single and five RBIs for Ellsworth to back Kate Whitney, who pitched four perfect innings with eight strikeouts.Old Town 10, MDI 0Avalon Kerley had two singles for MDI en route to the team’s loss to Old Town (9-3) on Thursday.Bangor Christian 13, DI-S 7Natalie Knowlton singled twice for Deer Isle-Stonington while Jessalyn Gove and Lillian Gray each singled and scored a run en route to Wednesday’s loss to Bangor Christian (4-9).Orono 7, Bucksport 6Bucksport built a five-run lead before Orono (9-4) rallied in the fourth inning to hand the Golden Bucks their first loss of the season on Wednesday.last_img read more