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


first_imgSouthern Georgia farmers growing ‘Owari’ satsumas are on track to harvest a bountiful crop of the citrus fruit at this time next year, according to Jacob Price, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension coordinator and Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Lowndes County.For the first three years of satsuma growth, producers remove the fruit from young trees to allow them to grow strong enough to support a load of fruit in the fourth year, which will be 2018 for many Georgia producers.“If all goes well, next year should be our most productive year to date,” Price said.There are currently 43,000 commercial citrus trees planted in Georgia, and the majority are satsumas. Fruit from the satsuma trees will be harvested in several Georgia counties this year: Lowndes, Irwin, Bulloch, Pierce, Clinch, Decatur, Thomas and Wayne counties. Satsuma trees were planted in southern Georgia beginning in 2013.“Before Georgia, limited quantities of satsumas were primarily grown in Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, California and Florida,” Price said. “No one (in Georgia) was growing them, and I thought, ‘Why not?’ Our colder winter temperatures help the fruit develop a sweeter taste compared to traditional tropic, citrus-growing regions such as southern Florida.”Price was instrumental in helping large and small farmers alike plant the first satsuma trees in Georgia. He started the process by meeting with industry leaders and potential satsuma farmers beginning in August 2013 to discuss the fruit’s potential value to southern Georgia. This year’s mid-March freeze negatively affected some of southern Georgia’s satsuma acreage.Beyond trees for commercial production of satsumas, there are now trees growing in Lowndes County that are dedicated to two ongoing UGA research trials. One trial will help researchers evaluate whether or not newly developed rootstock produces a better quality, cold-tolerant satsuma. The second trial is an early satsuma variety trial in which early-ripening varieties are being compared in an effort to find the best performing variety for southern Georgia. “A couple of the new rootstocks show potential,” Price said. “It’s still too early to tell, but they show promise.”Price estimates that a farmer could produce a bountiful harvest from 144 trees on just 1 acre. In 10 years, those trees could produce 30,000 pounds of fruit.For more information on growing citrus in Georgia, visit UGA Extension Bulletin 804, “Citrus Fruit for Southern and Coastal Georgia.”(Julie Jernigan is an intern at UGA-Tifton.)last_img read more

This Manly West mansion has hit the market

first_img23 Gabrielle Pl, Manly WestMore from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Back inside, the kitchen is bright and modern and boasts stone benchtops, a breakfast bar, dual door Liebherr fridge, four gas burner stove plus induction cook top, Miele ovens, a built-in Miele Nespresso coffee maker and a Miele concealed dishwasher. Also on the level are a formal lounge room with a gas fireplace, theatre room with full blackout ability, soundproofing and an overhead projector, an office, a bedroom and a bathroom. 23 Gabrielle Pl, Manly WestWith its tilt slab construction allowing expansive, open-plan floorplans, this house offers plenty of space for family living and entertainment.Extensive glass, quality finishes and a contemporary design are just some of the highlights of the four-bedroom property, while its 713sq m block boasts a negative-edge pool and spa, and a triple garage. 23 Gabrielle Pl, Manly WestThe rest of the bedrooms sit on the upper floor, with the main offering a walk-in wardrobe and a luxury ensuite with dual vanities and a spa bathtub with stone steps. The two other bedrooms also have walk-in wardrobes and ensuites, and there’s also a lounge and sitting area nearby. The house has a plethora of additional features, such as multi-zoned ducted airconditioning, a security system and intercom, a bar in the living room, and Ringmain hot water temperature control in the bathrooms. 23 Gabrielle Pl, Manly WestBeyond a grand entry foyer with inlaid artwork, the living and dining areas sit in the heart of the lower-level floorplan and have a chandelier and a glass and travertine sweeping staircase, providing a striking centrepiece feature.Another highlight of the lower floor is the winding set of 3m glass bi-fold doors, drawing in abundant light and opening the space to a vast terrace. This outdoor area is ideal for entertaining with its views over the pool and gas-heated spa, which have lighting and water features. 23 Gabrielle Pl, Manly WestAgent Shawn Kristofer described the property as an architectural masterpiece beyond comparison.“This executive residence has been crafted to create an incredibly unique experience,” he said.“If unrivalled opulence and an unparalleled lifestyle encapsulated in architectural mastery is your destination – then congratulations, you have arrived.” DETAILS 23 Gabrielle Pl, Manly WestPrice: Offers consideredAgent: Shawn and Kym Kristofer, Remax Advantagelast_img read more