first_imgMy grandmother was a professional amateur historian.Stacked on shelves and tables around her house were books and pamphlets about Wise County and Norton, Virginia, where she lived the vast majority of her life. In college, I ended up majoring in history, and I credit much of my early interest in times past to the hours I spent rifling through the books she collected or wrote. Contained therein were images chronicling the early settlers of the mountains of Southwest Virginia, their hardscrabble existence captured forever in sepia or black and white.Looking back at early 20th century Appalachia is an interest I share with violinst and singer/songwriter Jenny Scheinman. Here latest record, Here On Earth, drew its earliest inspiration from a film project called Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait, a collection of archived movie footage shot across the North Carolina Piedmont between 1936 and 1942.Scheinman found common ground between the stark, deliberate lifestyle captured in those Depression era loops and her own approach to music; honest, raw, and self-reliant.I was able to chat with Jenny Scheinman about the new record, the images that so captured her from the film footage, and using a fiddle tune to break out of prison.*BRO – What was it about the footage of the Depression era South that inspired this collection of songs?JS – It’s loosely based on the old time acoustic fiddle music that was played all through Appalachia and the South throughout the Depression. The band in our live show is based on a specific scene of an old time country dance party in which the dancers are accompanied by a little string band – fiddle, resonator guitar, and banjo. Here On Earth takes that acoustic core and adds the cinematic element of Bill Frisell’s big electric swarmy open vista heart sound – he is in the movie when there is no movie.BRO – Is there a particular sequence in Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait that you have a hard time getting out of your head?JS – I have really strong and specific feelings for many of the characters in the film. When I’m playing the show, it feels like we’re relating to each other. They dance to the music, they look up at me, and yet, of course, they’re dead. It’s like a fever dream loop where the same paradoxical system keeps circling around and around. There’s a girl in the beginning and the end of the show who haunts me. I call her Freya. She twirls in slo-mo, looking down at her feet and then up at the camera, mysteriously, like she understands something we don’t.BRO – We are featuring “A Kid Named Lily” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?JS – I started writing lyrics to this one with my niece, Lily, when we were up at my mom’s house a few years ago. We were serenading a little brown goat that just been born in the barn, and I had my fiddle and Lily was swinging her legs off of a hay bale. It was all very country. It started very PG – I had a goat and her name was Lily/hair like a cinnamon swirl – and ended up  . . .  not so.BRO – Trail Mix included a track from Danny Barnes last month. How was it working with him on this project?JS – I wanted these songs to have banjo and fiddle at their core. That old time core, that magic combination. And Danny was the man. I’m such of fan of him and his music. I’ve been trying to lure him into the mix for years. We tried in 2013, and then again the year after that, but between our two remote locales and touring schedules, it just never seemed to work. Finally, when I just couldn’t get him out of my head, I made a little pilgrimage up to the San Juan Islands and we recorded at a little home studio there near his house. He blew our minds.BRO – Should you ever end up in the pokey, what’s your go to fiddle tune?JS – Maybe something hypnotic, like “Rowan.” I’d put a spell on the guards and then run for it.Jenny Scheinman is out west this weekend, with two shows scheduled in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Early May will find her in New York City before she heads abroad for some dates in Japn.For more information on Jenny Scheinman, her new record, or Kannapolis: A Moving Portait, please check out her website.* One of my favorite parts in researching this piece was reading about a childhood conversation Jenny had with her mother while they were traveling in the car. Jenny’s mother urged her to learn poetry, for the sole purpose of entertaining the other prisoners after Jenny inevitably landed in prison. Jenny later took up fiddle, figuring it might be an even more powerful tool on the prisoners – and perhaps, even, the guards.last_img read more


first_imgUpdate on the latest sports August 22, 2020 — Bills cornerback Josh Norman is out indefinitely after hurting his left hamstring in practice. Coach Sean McDermott couldn’t provide a timetable on time Norman will miss, in saying the team is still determining the severity of the injury. — Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar says he understands he could still be punished by the NFL even after armed robbery charges against him in Florida were dropped. Dunbar declined to speak in detail about what led to him being arrested and charged in Broward County, Florida. — The league has hired Jonathan Beane as senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer. He serves on the Board of Directors of GLAAD and has held senior diversity roles at Roche, 21st Century Fox and Time Warner, among others. The league said Beane will “spearhead diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, and will collaborate with senior leadership to drive actionable change” throughout the NFL.PGA-NORTHERN TRUSTBlazing hot rookie Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA SCHEDULERaptors trounce Nets for 3-0 series leadLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The defending NBA champs are on the verge of sweeping their first-round series. Rojas homers in return from coronavirusUNDATED (AP) — Miguel Rojas made a triumphant return after becoming the first of 17 Miami Marlins to come off the COVID-19 injured list.Miguel Rojas hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat, helping the Marlins end a five-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Nationals. Rojas hadn’t played since July 26, when the Marlins’ season was suspended amid a team-wide coronavirus outbreak. Winning pitcher Elieser (ee-lee-AY’-sur) Hernandez pitched five solid innings, allowing just two runs and three hits while striking out six.Yan Gomes (yahn gohmz) and Trea Turner homered for the Nationals, who collected just two other hits in falling to 9-13. — Jose Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) hit two of the White Sox’s six home runs and had four RBIs as the White Sox rolled to their sixth straight win, 10-1 over the Cubs. Luis Robert, Danny Mendick, Yasmani Grandal (yahs-MAH’-nee grahn-DAHL’) and Eloy (EE’-loy) Jiménez also went deep to back Dallas Keuchel (KY’-kuhl), who held the Cubs to one run and six hits in eight innings. — Cincinnati was held to just two hits at Busch Stadium, but pinch-hitter Matt Davidson’s grand slam in the sixth inning sent the Reds past the Cardinals, 4-2. Four Reds relievers combined to no-hit St. Louis over the final 4 2/3 innings.— The Tigers had dropped 20 straight to the Indians before erasing an early 5-0 deficit in a 10-5 win at Cleveland. Isaac Peredes launched a grand slam in a seven-run fourth that put Detroit ahead.— Braden Bishop drove in a pair and Kyle Lewis hit a solo shot in the Mariners’ 7-4 decision over the Rangers. The Seattle bullpen threw hitless ball after Nick Margevicius worked the first 5 1/3 frames.— Xander Bogaerts (BOH’-gahrts) and J.D. Martinez homered early to spark the Red Sox in their season-high third straight win and the Orioles’ sixth consecutive loss, 8-5 at Baltimore. Rafael Devers (DEH’-vurz) added a three-run drive to make 6-0 in the fifth. After going 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA in 33 starts in 2019, the right-hander is 0-1 this season with a 10.80 ERA in two starts.In other MLB news:— Slumping Chris Davis has been put on the 10-day injured list by the Orioles, who recalled highly touted prospect Ryan Mountcastle and put him in the starting lineup against Boston. Davis headed to the IL with a .122 batting average and patellar tendinitis in his left knee. — The Phillies have moved to fortify their ineffective bullpen by acquiring relievers Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree from the Red Sox. Boston also sent cash to the Phils for right-handers Nick Pivetta and Connor Seabold. Philadelphia also acquired right-handed reliever David Hale from the Yankees to help their league-worst bullpen. Hale has appeared in 95 games over six seasons with the Braves, Rockies and Yankees. — The Royals placed catcher Salvador Perez on the injured list with lingering vision problems and recalled Randy Rosario to add a left-handed arm in the bullpen. Perez woke up with vision problems Sunday. The Flyers scored a pair of early goals and closed out their opening-round series in six games by defeating the Canadiens, 3-2. Ivan Provorov put the Flyers ahead just 28 seconds into the game. Kevin Hayes made it 2-0 at the 5:23 mark after setting up the first goal.Michael Raffl provided the eventual game-winner early in the second period.Carter Hart backstopped the win as Montreal outshot the Flyers, 33-17.Nick Suzuki scored both goals for the Canadiens, who knocked out the Penguins in the play-in round.MLB-SCHEDULE NORTON, Mass. (AP) — PGA Tour rookie Scottie Scheffler has become the 11th player to shoot a 59 or better in Tour history.The 24-year-old from Texas made a birdie putt from just outside 4 feet on the last hole for a 59 in the second round of The Northern Trust. He played bogey-free at the TPC Boston and finished with four birdies over his last five holes. Amazingly, he is two shots behind leader Dustin Johnson, who finished with a 60 and is at 15-under. PGA-MICKELSON MLB NEWSStrasburg might require surgeryUNDATED (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has been diagnosed with carpal tunnel neuritis on his throwing hand after seeing a nerve specialist. That’s the word from manager Dave Martinez, who says surgery could be an option but adds he has yet to talk with the 2019 World Series MVP. Strasburg was put on the injured list on Aug. 15, a day after he recorded just two outs at Baltimore. Elsewhere in the majors:— The Astros’ eight-game winning streak is over after Manny Machado furnished a pair of RBI singles in the Padres’ 4-3 win over Houston. Javy Guerra (HAH’-vee GEHR’-uh) got the win with 2 1/2 innings of hitless relief.— The Dodgers came away with a 5-1 win over the Rockies behind Walker Buehler (BYOO’-lur), who struck out 11 and allowed one run and four hits over six innings. Corey Seager’s two-run double gave Los Angeles a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning of its ninth win in 10 games.— Marcus Semien hit a leadoff homer and Stephen Piscotty (pihs-KAH’-tee) doubled home a pair later in the first inning to set the tone in the Athletics’ 5-3 win over the Angels. Piscotty had three RBIs to help Oakland improve to 16-4 this month. — Evan Longoria and red-hot Wilmer Flores belted two-run homers as the Giants topped the Diamondbacks, 6-2. Flores is hitting .565 with three homers and 10 RBIs over his last six games. — Jorge Soler hit a three-run homer in the first inning of the Royals’ 7-2 victory over the Twins. Hunter Dozier added a two-run shot and finished with three RBIs as Kansas City won for the sixth time in its last seven home games. — Marcell Ozuna (oh-ZOO’-nuh) homered twice and drove in four runs as the Braves roughed up Aaron Nola and the Phillies, 11-2. Travis d’Arnaud (dahr-NOH’) and Ozuna hit back-to-back homers off Nola in a four-run third inning. — The Pirates thumped the Brewers, 7-2 as Chad Kuhl pitched five effective innings for his first win in more than two years. Bryan Reynolds had three hits and four RBIs for a team that scored just five times during their just-concluded four-game losing skid.— Teoscar Hernandez and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit third-inning homers and the Blue Jays scored twice in the 10th to beat the Rays, 6-5. Cavan Biggio doubled home the tiebreaking run and scored on a sacrifice fly by Lourdes Gurriel (gur-ee-EHL’) Jr.— The Mets and Yankees have had their entire weekend series postponed by Major League Baseball. The move comes after two members of the Mets organization tested positive for the coronavirus. RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Shane Bertsch eagled the first hole of a four-man playoff to win the Charles Schwab Series in Missouri.Bertsch hit an approach from the rough near the back edge of a bunker that took some big bounces in front of the green. It rolled to 20 feet from the back pin on the par-5 first hole, giving him a victory in his second PGA Tour Champions start.Glen Day, Bernhard Langer and Kenny Perry shared second, one stroke ahead of Tom Byrum and Vijay Singh (VEE’-jay sing).COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERYLoughlin, Giannulli get prison time in college bribery plot BOSTON (AP) — Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli have apologized for using their wealth and privilege to bribe their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California as crew recruits.Accepting plea deals struck in May after the pair admitted paying $500,000, a judge sentenced Loughlin to serve two months behind bars while Giannulli was sentenced to five months.Prosecutors say the couple funneled money through a sham charity to get their two daughters into USC as crew recruits, even though neither was a rower. NFL-NEWSWashington coach diagnosed with cancerUNDATED (AP) — Washington football coach Ron Rivera has been diagnosed with a form of skin cancer. A team spokesman confirmed Rivera has squamous cell carcinoma. The 58-year-old is expected to continue coaching while undergoing treatment. In other NFL news:— Wide receiver Tyreek Hill has only a minor hamstring strain and the Chiefs intend to be cautious with their dynamic playmaker. Wide receiver Sammy Watkins was back for the first time in nearly a week along with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones. Both of them had groin strains. Mickelson eliminated from FedEx Cup, now to try ChampionsNORTON, Mass. (AP) — Phil Mickelson has missed the cut at the Northern Trust and is all but assured of being outside the top 70 who advance to the BMW Championship next week south of Chicago.Instead, Mickelson said he would make his debut on the 50-and-older circuit at the Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National. Mickelson turned 50 in June. WOMEN’S BRITISH OPENHolmqvist leads British Open The Toronto Raptors have a three-games-to-none lead for the first time in their history following a 117-92 dismantling of the Brooklyn Nets.Toronto never trailed and led 57-42 by halftime. Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) scored 26 points and chipped in eight rebounds and five assists. Fred VanVleet shot 6-for-10 from 3-point range and finished with 22 points. Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) had 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Kyle Lowry had his own double-double with 11 points and 10 boards.Tyler Johnson had a team-high 23 points for the Nets.In other first-round NBA playoff action: UNDATED (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have knocked out the defending Stanley Cup champs to advance to the second round. The Canucks scored the first four goals in a 6-2 win over the Blues. Jay Beagle opened the scoring 3:45 into first period, and Vancouver broke it open on goals by Antoine Roussel (roo-SEHL’), Troy Stecher (STEH’-chur) and Brock Boeser (BEH’-sur) during a six-minute span early in the second.Brandon Sutter and Elias (eh-LEE’-uhs) Petterson each had two assists in the middle period. Sutter also set up a third-period goal.Jacob Markstrom stopped 34 shots and blanked the Blues until Jaden Schwartz tallied 6:32 into the third period.Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Flyers have advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where they will take on the New York Islanders. TROON, Scotland (AP) — Dani Holmqvist braved the wind-swept links at Royal Troon to take the lead through two rounds of the Women’s British Open. Holmqvist shot 1-under 70 in windy morning conditions to be the only player under par after 36 holes.A 1-under total of 141 left Holmqvist a stroke ahead of American Austin Ernst and Sophia Popov of Germany. First-round leader Amy Olson shot 81, 14 strokes worse than Thursday. Stars like Lexi Thompson, Brooke Henderson and defending champion Hinako Shibuno missed the cut.PGA TOUR CHAMPIONSBertsch eagle gives him Schwab win Associated Press — The Celtics clawed their way to a 102-94 win over the 76ers and a three-games-to-none lead in their series. The Celts couldn’t shake the 76ers until they closed the game on a 10-0 run. Kemba Walker broke through with 24 points and eight rebounds to lead a balanced Boston attack, while Jaylen Brown delivered 21 points and seven boards. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) kept the Sixers in the game with 30 points and 13 rebounds.— Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard had 36 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in leading the Clippers to a 130-122 victory over the Mavericks. Los Angeles used a team-record, 45-point second quarter to build a big lead and take a 2-1 series lead. Landry Shamet had 18 points for the Clippers, who bounced back from their loss in Game 2. Mavs guard Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists before leaving the game for good with a sprained left ankle. — The Jazz are up two games to one in their NBA first-round series after blowing out the Nuggets, 124-87. Mike Conley made a career playoff-high seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points in his return from quarantine. Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) grabbed 14 rebounds and had a career playoff-high 24 points courtesy of numerous easy dunks and layups. Nikola Jokic (nih-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had a team-high 15 points for the Nuggets, who tied the third-worst playoff loss in team history.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSCanucks, Flyers advancelast_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 11, 2020 at 12:21 pm Syracuse (17-14, 10-10 Atlantic Coast) finished the season as the ACC’s sixth seed. That seeding earned it the opportunity to play 14th seeded UNC, a team that it recently lost to by 13 points on Feb. 29.Here is what our writers predict will happen when the Tar Heels and Orange matchup Wednesday in Greensboro, North Carolina:Nick Alvarez (21-10)Heel turn (redux)North Carolina 84, Syracuse 71We’ve talked about this on the podcast. We’ve written about it on this site for the last week. We’ve even tweeted about it. This is the worst-case scenario for Syracuse and tonight is its penance. Cole Anthony is a star and Elijah Hughes was “blurry” a few days ago. SU’s 3-point defense has also been abysmal. The Orange always play better on the road (and this is essentially a home game for UNC) but the gauntlet is too daunting. Look for Syracuse’s 3-point shooting to decide how close the final ends up being. NIT bubble watch anyone?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJosh Schafer (21-10)The better AnthonyNorth Carolina 86, Syracuse 73Sorry, Syracuse fans, the Anthony that looks poised for a tournament run is in the wrong jersey this time. Cole Anthony and North Carolina have now won four of five and are primed to make a run in this tournament. The Tar Heels have a multitude of scorers, most recently Brandon Robinson, and rebound better than Syracuse. We saw recently, in the Carrier Dome, what UNC could do from 3-point land. I’d expect more of the same on Wednesday night. Though Anthony may not shot 7-of-11 from deep, he’ll be the most NBA-ready player on the court and that usually matters in March.Michael McCleary (20-11)Orange you glad you got nothing to lose?Syracuse 78, North Carolina 75Man. That last game against North Carolina was not a good one for Syracuse. There is little logical reason that a slumping Syracuse team can realistically enter a Greensboro Coliseum of fans there to witness a North Carolina run and beat one of the hottest teams in the ACC. But maybe there’s a hint of frustration that boils over into something good. This team lost multiple games it should have won, with two of those losses coming when they lost their only star in Hughes early in the game. The Orange are the higher-ranked team, yet in this matchup somehow they’re the team that has less to lose. That’s how upsets happen. Commentslast_img read more


first_imgIn observance of its 110th anniversary, the National Library has prepared a calendar of events under the theme “Preserve the past, embrace the future”, which will aim to educate and promote the importance of knowing and preserving one’s history.Some of the exhibits on displayChief Librarian Emily KingThe anniversary celebrations were kick-started on Sunday, with a 5K fitness run and walk in collaboration with the Guyana Athletics Association. This event was followed by a photography exhibition showcasing some of the agency’s past achievements, librarians and Guyanese authors at the library’s Church and Main Streets, Georgetown location on Monday.At Monday’s exhibition, Chief Librarian Emily King during a brief interview with this publication explained that since the library is one of the country’s most valued repository, it is tasked with the responsibility of helping to preserve materials that possess historic value, and according to her, this is the aim behind the exhibition.“This year we are celebrating 110 years and that’s no mean feed for any organisation…our theme for this one tenth anniversary is ‘preserve the past, embrace the future’ and right away persons would want to think why preserve the past, we are one of our nation’s valuable repositories, and because of this we are charged with preserving these materials for future generations, so that they can have access and know there future,” King stated.With regards to the period for which the events will be held, King highlighted that celebrations will conclude on November 14, 2019 with the finals of a reading competition.“Up to the end of November we will be conducting a number of events so we can sensitise members of the public that libraries are still vital and we’re here to stay…we will conclude on the 14th of November and the event, which rounds up all of our celebrations, will be the finals of our champion readers competitions”.Some of the events will include a health fair, which will be held on Thursday, followed by the launch of a Champion Readers Competition, which is expected to have a total of 110 schools from across the country participating. This will be followed by an award ceremony at the library’s main branch, among other events.last_img read more