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“Christmas in Rockefeller Center” at 8/7c & “At Home Holiday Special” at 10/9c on Dec. 2 on NBC

“Christmas in Rockefeller Center” at 8/7c & “At Home Holiday Special” at 10/9c on Dec. 2 on NBC

About the Shows

The world-famous Rockettes perform in the celebrated show that has become a staple of the holiday season at the iconic Rockefeller Center venue.

Network: NBC

First special: “Christmas in Rockefeller Center with the Rockettes“ at 8/7c

Second special: “At Home Holiday Special” airing at 10-11 p.m. ET/PT

Day & Time: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 8/7c and 10-11p.m. ET

An Incredible Lineup of Talent Set to Join the ‘Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – At Home Holiday Special’

NEW YORK–NBC and the Radio City Rockettes are bringing the holiday cheer with the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City  The second special is “At Home Holiday Special” airing Wednesday, Dec. 2 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) following the telecast of NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center.”

The iconic performances in the special, which were previously recorded at Radio City Music Hall in Rockefeller Center, will also feature special appearances and holiday messages from Jenna Dewan, Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Groban, Carla Hall, Padma Lakshmi and John Legend.

NBC News’ “TODAY” co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will host the joyous event.

Beloved by generations of families and starring the incomparable Radio City Rockettes, the “Christmas Spectacular” is a one-of-a-kind tradition where the magic of Christmas in New York comes alive. The “Christmas Spectacular” transports audiences to the North Pole, Central Park and the manger in Bethlehem, and features magnificent Rockettes performances and stunning costumes. This iconic Christmas tradition featuring select performances from the annual live show will continue to bring joy and holiday spirit to viewers at home, during what is the first time in Radio City’s history that the “Christmas Spectacular” has not performed this beloved holiday celebration.

Since their debut at Radio City Music Hall in 1932, the Rockettes have inspired and delighted audiences from around the world and helped fans of all ages celebrate the holidays in the most memorable way. The dance company has appeared in some of the most prominent events in entertainment, including their annual performances in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting. The Radio City Rockettes are the longest-running precision dance company in America, admired for their iconic style of dance and their teamwork both on-stage and off. Their talent and athleticism are unrivaled and their intricate choreography is both graceful and powerful.


Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” Album Review

Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” Album Review.

Listened/watched Taylor Swift’s perform “Folklore” on Disney Prime. This is a radical change of musical and lyrical style. Her earlier seven albums were biographical, “Folklore” is a departure. 

When Taylor was a very young teenager her family relocated to Nashville to help her musical career. For a few years she was a professional song writer, writing songs everyday for other artists. Taylor Swift has mastered her craft. 

The “Folklore” album is mostly a guitar, piano and her lovely voice and lyrics. Due to the Pandemic all of the recording studios were closed so she recorded the album in her house, Long Pond Studios and another smaller studio up the road. Taylor Swift had a choice to wait out the Pandemic or accomplish something. She delivered. 

I was surprise at Long Pond Studios how much very old musical instruments (Kay guitar, Fender amp and an ancient Vox bass, etc.) we’re laying all over the studio and metal stands. In 1981 I was in Ronnie’s studio in Nashville, Tenn. I asked why were all of the music stands, chairs everything in the studio made of wood? They were surprised I noticed. The studio manager reply, “Ronnie Milsap can “hear the metal” resonant and demanded everything to be switched over to wood.” Now that’s a set of ears. 

The “Folklore” album was just recently released and became the first million-selling album of 2020 in U.S. If you need to chill this is the album for you. 

American Music Awards 2020: Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST, on ABC.

American Music Awards 2020: Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST, on ABC.

The 48th annual “2020 American Music Awards,” music’s hottest night of the year, will feature marquee performances and signature breathtaking moments, live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST, on ABC.

Two-time AMA winner The Weeknd and rapper Roddy Ricch snagged eight American Music Award nominations each, the most of any nominee, both earning a nomination for the night’s most coveted award, Artist of the Year. First-time nominee Megan Thee Stallion earned five nominations, becoming the most nominated female artist this year, including nods in the New Artist of the Year and Collaboration of the Year categories. And in a six-way tie, Bad Bunny, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and first-time nominees DaBaby and Doja Cat all earned four nominations each.

Nominees for the coveted Artist of the Year category are Justin Bieber, Post Malone, Roddy Ricch, Taylor Swift and The Weeknd. Swift is the current record-holder for most wins in this category with five wins, and could also break her own record for most AMA wins of all time, 29, should she win in any of the four categories she’s nominated in.

This year, as Latin and R&B/Hip-Hop genres achieved undeniable crossover success, the AMAs will expand their categories to match their overarching popularity. The new categories include Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Female Artist (Rap/Hip-Hop); and Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Female, Favorite Album and Favorite Song (Latin). Additionally, Cheetos is partnering with the AMAs to present the expanded Latin categories. Voting is now open for all AMA categories. For more information, please visit TheAMAs.com/Vote.

Pop singer and American Music Award nominee Dua Lipa will be performing.

The American Music Awards, the world’s largest fan-voted award show, is seen in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Nominees are based on key fan interactions – as reflected on the Billboard charts – including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners MRC Data and Next Big Sound, and reflect the time period of Sept. 27, 2019, through Sept. 24, 2020. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans.

The 54th Annual CMA Awards” Airs LIVE on Wednesday, November 11 at 8|7c on ABC

Reba McEntire And Darius Rucker Set To Host “The 54th” Annual CMA Awards

When Is The Show Airing In My Time Zone?

“The 54th Annual CMA Awards” Will Air Beginning At The Following Local Times:

Eastern: 8pm (Airing Live)
Central: 7pm (Airing Live)
Mountain: 7pm
Pacific: 8pm
Alaska: 7pm
Hawaii: 7pm

Country Music’s Biggest Night™ to Broadcast Live from Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 11 on ABC

McEntire and Rucker Reveal News Live on ABC’s “Good Morning America”

CMA has revealed that Country Music superstars and previous CMA Awards winners Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will host “The 54th Annual CMA Awards” live from Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 11 (8:00-11:00 PM/EST) on ABC. Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will take place from Music City Center in downtown Nashville and will feature the biggest artists and performances in Country Music. McEntire and Rucker came together to announce the news live this morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“I’m thrilled to be back hosting the CMA Awards and even more thrilled that I get to share the stage with Darius Rucker,” says McEntire. “We’re looking forward to a night of celebrating great Country Music and hope you’ll tune in and watch!”

“I look forward to the CMA Awards every year because of the incredible performances and the opportunity to celebrate the year in Country Music,” says Rucker. “To be invited to host this year’s awards alongside Reba — are you kidding me?! — it is an absolute honor. Even though this year will look a little different than normal, I know that we’re all eager for a night of musical celebration, and this year’s show definitely won’t disappoint!”

Rucker joins the CMA Awards stage for the first time as host, while McEntire returns for the fifth time.

“We are beyond thrilled to welcome Reba and Darius as this year’s CMA Awards hosts,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Their playful chemistry and genuine warmth are exactly what we know our viewers want to see this year. We look forward to bringing fans a night of celebration, live performances and a television experience unlike any other. We cannot wait to share more details about our show in the coming weeks.”

Multi-media entertainment mogul Reba McEntire has become a household name through a successful career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl member has won 16 ACM Awards, 15 American Music Awards, 9 People’s Choice Awards, 6 CMA Awards, 3 GRAMMY Awards, a GMA Dove Award and was a 2018 Kennedy Center Honors recipient, in addition to multiple philanthropic and leadership honors. Reba has celebrated unprecedented success including 35 career No.1 singles and selling over 56 million albums worldwide. Last month, Reba received her 51st CMA Awards nomination as well as her 60th Top 10 hit on the Billboard chart, extending her record for the most among female artists. Reba has now collected Top 10 hits in five straight decades and is the fourth artist to achieve the feat alongside George Jones, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton. The Oklahoma native and Golden Globe nominated actress has 11 movie credits to her name, a lead role on Broadway in Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” and starred in the six-season television sitcom “Reba.” Her brand partnerships include Dillard’s, REBA by Justin™ and she was named the first female and musician to portray KFC’s iconic founder Colonel Harland Sanders in their celebrity colonel campaign. Reba just launched her very first Spotify original podcast, Living & Learning with Reba McEntire, with her former “Reba” TV show co-star Melissa Peterman. Together with their guests including Dolly Parton, Leslie Jordan, Kristin Chenoweth and more they explore a variety of topics including aging, cancel culture, dating and more.

Three-time GRAMMY Award winner and Grand Ole Opry member Darius Rucker first achieved multi-Platinum status in the music industry as lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Hootie & the Blowfish, whose 2x Diamond-certified Cracked Rear View remains the seventh-highest selling studio album of all time. Since releasing his first Country album in 2008, which earned him the CMA Award for New Artist of the Year, Rucker has gained a whole new legion of fans with four No. 1 albums and nine No. 1 singles at Country radio. His current of-the-moment single, “Beers And Sunshine,” was written via a Zoom session earlier this year and calls for slowing down to enjoy the simple things in life when the world feels out of control. A lifelong philanthropist, Rucker is a constant supporter of MUSC Children’s Hospital in his hometown of Charleston, SC and has raised more than $2 million dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through his annual Darius & Friends event.

Nominations for “The 54th Annual CMA Awards” were revealed last month and can be found at CMAawards.com. Winners of “The 54th Annual CMA Awards” will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting CMA members. The third and final ballot is open now and closes Tuesday, Oct. 27 (6:00 PM/CT).

“The 54th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Alan Carter is the Director and David Wild is the Head Writer.

About the CMA Awards

The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas.”

100 years ago, the first commercial radio broadcast announced the results of the 1920 election.

100 years ago, the first commercial radio broadcast announced the results of the 1920 election – politics would never be the same.

Only 100 people were listening, but the first broadcast from a licensed radio station occurred at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2, 1920. It was Pittsburgh’s KDKA, and the station was broadcasting the results of that year’s presidential election.

On November 2, 1920, station KDKA made the nation’s first commercial broadcast (a term coined by Conrad himself). They chose that date because it was election day, and the power of radio was proven when people could hear the results of the Harding-Cox presidential race before they read about it in the newspaper.

For centuries, the principal medium for mass political news was the printed word. When Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas participated in a series of nine debates for a U.S. Senate in Illinois in 1858, in-person attendees numbered in the thousands, but millions followed the debates through extensive newspaper accounts nationwide. The candidates were expected to make arguments, and each of the debates lasted three hours.

Totalitarians such as Mussolini and Hitler would broadcast speeches to incite passions in a way that also made possible for them to rise to power.

Halloween full Moon hadn’t appeared for everyone in all time zones since 1944!

Farmers’ Almanac explains, “but a Halloween full Moon hadn’t appeared for everyone in all time zones since 1944!”

Halloween will be extra spooky this year when a blue moon rises on Oct. 31, something that won’t happen again for nearly two decades. 

Yes, a Halloween full moon! Because it’s the second full moon in a calendar month it’s called a Blue Moon. The last time a Halloween full moon happened for all of the US time zones was in 1944. The next time it will happen is 2039.

It’s great that it is happening on Halloween!

EarthWatch Forecast: SuperMoon

Tonight’s full moon occurs at 7:20 p.m. With clear skies predicted look to the east then, you can’t miss it!

Something like this only happens about once every 18 years. Moonrise tonight is 8:44 PM. With clear skies predicted look to the east then, you can’t miss it!

Meet Erika James, first woman appointed dean of the Wharton School

Meet Erika James, the first woman to be appointed dean of the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.

Black woman begins history-making job as dean of prestigious school.

Erika H. James became the dean of the Wharton School on July 1, 2020. Trained as an organizational psychologist, Dean James is a leading expert on crisis leadership, workplace diversity and management strategy.

Prior to her appointment at Wharton, Dean James was the John H. Harland Dean at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School from 2014 to 2020.

An award-winning educator, accomplished consultant and researcher, she is the first woman and first person of color to be appointed dean in Wharton’s 139-year history. As such she has paved the way for women in leadership both in education and corporate America. Dean James has been instrumental in developing groundbreaking executive education programs, including the Women’s Leadership program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School.

The World’s First Business School

For more than 135 years, Wharton has been the place where visionaries, inventors, and trailblazers get their start.

In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania — a radical idea that revolutionized both business practice and higher education.

Since then, the Wharton School has continued innovating to meet mounting global demand for new ideas, deeper insights, and  transformative leadership. We blaze trails, from the nation’s first collegiate center for entrepreneurship in 1973 to our latest research centers in alternative investments and neuroscience.

2020 CMT Music Awards, airs October 21 at 8PM ET/7PM ET/CT Six-Network Simulcasts

True country legends and 10 first-time nominees — that’s what you’ll find on the ballot for the fan-voted 2020 CMT Music Awards, which will air October 21 at 8PM ET/7PM ET/CT.

Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett top this year’s star-studded list with the most nods. In addition, 14 artists will compete for Video of the Year; the nominees will narrow to five leading up to the show.

More artists with multiple nominations include Blanco Brown, Carrie Underwood, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion and The Chicks, who return with their first CMT nomination since 2007.

Country music’s only entirely fan-voted awards show celebrates music’s biggest stars and bring Nashville’s one-of-a-kind energy to music fans across the globe through epic outdoor performances in and around Music City. The 2020 CMT Music Awards will be broadcast with a six-network simulcast across MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land.

The 2020 CMT Music Awards will spotlight a new generation of country music stars with all six Breakthrough Video of the Year nominees — Blanco Brown, Caylee Hammack, Gabby Barrett, Ingrid Andress, Riley Green and Travis Denning — receiving first-time nominations. The supergroup The Highwomen and the legendary Tanya Tucker are also receiving their first nods.

Well known for its tradition of embracing genre-bending collaborations across musical formats, the 2020 CMT Music Awards also highlights a wide range of talent spanning the worlds of pop and dance/electronic with Halsey, Marshmello and Gwen Stefani receiving their first-ever nominations.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration) and the video director. Final nominees announced on 10/12, with final voting held until 10/16 and announced in-show.

• Ashley McBryde – “One Night Standards”
• Blanco Brown – “The Git Up”
• Carrie Underwood – “Drinking Alone”
• Dan + Shay – “I Should Probably Go To Bed”
• Keith Urban – “Polaroid”
• Kelsea Ballerini – “homecoming queen?”
• Little Big Town – “Sugar Coat”
• Luke Combs – “Beer Never Broke My Heart”
• Miranda Lambert – “Bluebird”
• Old Dominion – “Some People Do”
• Sam Hunt – “Hard To Forget”
• Tanya Tucker – “Bring My Flowers Now”
• The Chicks -“Gaslighter”
• Thomas Rhett – “Remember You Young”

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video by a group; awarded to the artists
• Lady A – “Champagne Night”
• Little Big Town – “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
• Midland – “Cheatin’ Songs (Live From the Palomino)”
• Old Dominion – “One Man Band”
• The Chicks – “Gaslighter”
• The Highwomen – “Crowded Table”

Billie Eilish singing “Bad Guy” on Rotating Stage

Tonight I throughly enjoyed watching/listening to Billie Eilish singing “Bad Guy” (Live From Saturday Night Live) on a rotating stage. Wow what a phenomenal effect. Click here to view the video, you will love it!

https://youtu.be/Jn1Uwsg3eRQ

First to dance on a rotating stage was Fred Astaire. It’s no great secret how Fred Astaire was able to literally “dance around the room” in Stanley Donen’s 1951 movie Royal Wedding. The hotel room set was constructed inside a huge rotating steel cage, all the furniture was bolted down, and the camera and cameraman were strapped down and traveled around 360 degrees while Astaire danced away, always remaining upright as the room rotated around him.

Second to dance on a rotating stage was Michael Jackson.

Billie Eilish did a phenomenal job singing and dancing on her rotating stage on Live From Saturday Night Live singing “Bad Guy” Watch the attached video.

Fall Freekeh Salad recipes.

Here is a choice of two different Fall Freekeh Salad recipes.

Say hello to your must-try fall lunch – Fall Harvest Freekeh Salad! If you’re brand new to the world of freekeh, this salad is an easy and delicious way to get your feet wet. And if freekeh is already a regular part of your diet, then this is a recipe you’ll definitely want to add to your stash!

This Fall Harvest Freekeh Salad is a culmination of all of my favorite salad-y things in one bowl. It’s part dark leafy green salad and part wholegrain salad, plus it’s full of fun, seasonal goodies that I love, like crisp apples and roasted butternut squash.

The base of the salad is a mix of shredded kale and cooked wholegrain freekeh, which has a similar texture and mouthfeel to wheat berries. They’re firm, yet chewy, with an earthy, nutty taste.

Whisk together apple cider vinegar, honey, olive oil, mustard powder and tarragon in medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix together celery, golden raisins, currants, scallions, red onion, almonds and sunflower seeds in large bowl. Add dressing and freekeh to large bowl, and toss until combined.

1.) Autumn Cracked Freekeh Salad

Ingredients:

1 cup freekeh.

12 ounces Brussels sprouts, quartered.

1 1/2 cups grapes.

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil.

1 cup edamame.

4 cups baby kale.

1/2 cup pecans, toasted.

1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled.

2.) Freekeh Salad

Ingredients:

1/2 cup whole-grain freekeh

1 1/2 cups water

1 (1 1/2-pound) butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 cups kale leaves (stems removed), finely shredded

1 medium apple, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup dried cherries

1/2 cup toasted pecans

Salt

Freshly ground pepper

“Flying-V” Dutch developed futuristic aircraft makes successful maiden flight

“Flying-V” Dutch developed futuristic aircraft makes successful maiden flight

Dutch Researchers ‘“Flying-V” has completed a successful maiden flight of the futuristic and fuel efficient aircraft that could one day carry passengers in its wings. 

The unique design of the Flying-V places the passenger cabin, the cargo hold and the fuel tanks in the wings, and experts hope that the plane’s aerodynamic shape will cut fuel consumption by 20% compared to today’s aircrafts.

The Flying-V is developed by researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and partner Dutch airline KLM, to take the highly anticipated aircraft along its next developmental steps.

Experts worked hard to optimize the plane: in order to improve telemetry, the team was forced to change the aircraft’s center of gravity and adjust its antenna.

A team of researchers and engineers tested the aircraft at a guarded airbase in Germany, where they worked with an Airbus team to test takeoffs, maneuvers and approaches, and landing. 

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/flying-v-maiden-flight-intl-scli-grm/index.html

National Dog Day – August 26th

National Dog Day – August 26th

Over 15,000 years ago, a lone hunter came across an injured wolf and aided the animal by nursing him back to health.

Or so the theory goes. One thing is for sure, that when early humans domesticated wolves they formed a friendship that has endured the test of time.

National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and was founded in 2004 to bring attention to the plight of animals around the globe and encourage adoption.

National Dog Day celebrates all dogs, mixed breed and pure. Our mission is to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day…for personal protection, for law enforcement, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage, now they’re detecting cancer and seizures…things even humans cannot do.

Women’s Equality Day – August 26

In a perfect world, Women’s Equality Day wouldn’t even be a thing. On August 26, 1920 women in America were first legally given the right to vote. Fifty years later,  Congress commemorated the day by designating August 26th as Women’s Equality Day.

The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. Workplaces, libraries, organizations, and public facilities now participate with Women’s Equality Day programs, displays, video showings, or other activities.

Joint Resolution of Congress, 1971

Designating August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have been treated as second-class citizens and have not been entitled the full rights and privileges, public or private, legal or institutional, which are available to male citizens of the United States; and

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have united to assure that these rights and privileges are available to all citizens equally regardless of sex; and

WHEREAS, the women of the United States have designated August 26, the anniversary date of the certification of the Nineteenth Amendment, as symbol of the continued fight for equal rights: and

WHEREAS, the women of United States are to be commended and supported in their organizations and activities,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that August 26th of each year is designated as Women’s Equality Day, and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation annually in commemoration of that day in 1920, on which the women of America were first given the right to vote, and that day in 1970, on which a nationwide demonstration for women’s rights took place.

Source: Women’s Equality Day | National Women’s History Product Project

Rock ‘n’ Roll History on August 26: Jimi Hendrix * The Beatles * Donna Summer * Don Henley

Rock ‘n’ Roll History on August 26: Jimi Hendrix * The Beatles * Donna Summer * Don Henley 

1967

August 26, 1967

Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” is released, 53 years ago. Although it is now considered a Rock ‘n’ Roll classic, the single only reached #65 on the Billboard chart. 

The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s bassist, Noel Redding, died at his home in Ireland of unknown causes on May 11, 2003, at the age of 57. Drummer Mitch Mitchell was found dead in a Portland, Ore. hotel room on November 12, 2008. He was 62.

1968

August 26 

Apple Corps releases five single records, including The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” backed by “Revolution” 52-years ago. It will become the band’s biggest hit.  

1976 

August 26 

Donna Summer groans and sighs her way through her erotic Disco hit “Love To Love You Baby” on American Bandstand. Even though the song reached #2 in America, Donna later admitted that she was not completely sure of some of the lyrics, and parts of the song were improvised during the recording. 

1989

August 26 

Ringo Starr wins a court order to prevent a record producer from releasing material Starr considered to be of inferior quality due to the impaired state Starr was in when it was recorded. 

August 26 

Eagles’ drummer Don Henley sees his solo effort, “The End of the Innocence” peak at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

1966 

August 27 

The Association’s “Cherish” is released in the US, where it will reach #1 a month later. Although the song is actually longer, the label showed the running time to be exactly three minutes, to keep radio programmers from dismissing the record as too long

Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, Fifty-one years ago, on Aug. 18, 1969

Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock, Fifty-one years ago, on Aug. 18, 1969

Conservatives cringed @ his rendition of Star Spangled Banner @ the time, but now it is iconic piece of American music. RIP Jimi.

WORCESTER, Mass. – Fifty-one years ago, on Aug. 18, 1969, legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix stepped onto the stage at the Woodstock, N.Y., Music Festival and started upon an uninterrupted set lasting nearly two hours — one of the longest performances of his career. It concluded with a long medley that included the solo performance of the Star Spangled Banner that would become emblematic not only of Woodstock, but of the 1960’s.

Woodstock Music & Arts Festival 51st Anniversary. Held on August 15 – 17, 1969

The historic Woodstock Music & Arts Festival began on this date in 1969. Held on August 15 – 17, 1969, the landmark event for the era’s counterculture drew hundreds of thousands of people to Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York for a rain-drenched, muddy, three days of peace, love and most of all, music.

As we mark Woodstock’s 51st birthday, we celebrate not only our history, but look squarely at our present and the better future we all aspire to create.

Richie Havens’ festival-opening performance. Havens took the stage first because Sweetwater, the intended openers, were stuck in traffic and ended up needing a police escort to get on site. The rest of the playlist follows chronologically through the weekend, ending with Jimi Hendrix’s legendary sunrise performance the morning of Monday, August 18, 1969.

Included are partial or complete sets performed by Tim Hardin, Melanie, Joan Baez, Santana, Mountain, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Sly & The Family Stone, The Who, Jefferson Airplane (with Nicky Hopkins), Joe Cocker, Country Joe & The Fish, Ten Years After, The Band, Johnny Winter, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Sha Na Na.

Linda Rendle named as Clorox next CEO, elevating the number of Fortune 500 women leaders to a new record of 38.

Linda Rendle named as Clorox next CEO, elevating the number of Fortune 500 women leaders to a new record of 38. Linda Rendle, CEO position is effective on Sept. 14.

The 42-year-old Linda Rendle oversees all of the cleaning company’s corporate and business development plans, as well as its five global functions including marketing, sales, product supply, information technology and research and development.

Rendle, will be on the company’s board of directors, joins an elite group of women who are running corporate America’s top firms. Though her addition to the Fortune 500 group will bring the number of women CEOs to a record high.

Right now, women comprise less than 8% of the leaders on the Fortune 500 list, and none of those women are Black or Latina. When looking at the overall C-suite, women comprise only a fifth of these roles despite making up nearly half of the entry-level workforce.


Best Comedians on Netflix

With today’s Political climate may I suggest the following six comedians who are the best (In my humble opinion) comedians on Netflix. For the most part fairly low potty mouth. If a comedian or writter has to hide behind profanity to be funny then they aren’t that funny. These six comedians are the Super Bowl of Funny. I hope you like them. 

Comedians:

1.) Jim Gaffigan – Grammy-nominated 

2.) John Mulaney – Intellectually he is at the very top. Both of his parents were Attorneies. Very classy guy, former writter for SNL. 

3.) Jerry Seinfeld – “23 Hours” routine. 

4.) Sebastian Maniscalco

5.) Dana Carvey – Surprisingly funny 

6.) Kathleen Madigan 

* I do not recommend Ali Wong, what a Potty (Filthy) mouth! 

A Hard Day’s Night (56 years ago)

A Hard Day's Night is the third studio album by the Beatles, released on 10 July 1964 by Parlophone, with side one containing songs from the soundtrack to their film of the same name. The American version of the album was released two weeks earlier, on 26 June 1964 by United Artists Records, with a different track listing. In contrast to the Beatles' first two albums, all 13 tracks on A Hard Day's Night were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, showcasing the development of their songwriting partnership.
A Hard Day's Night: Studio album by the Beatle
Released: 10 July 1964
Recorded: 29 January – 2 June 1964
Label: Parlophone
Studio: EMI, London
        Pathé Marconi, Paris
Length: 30:10
Producer: George Martin

The Beatles chronology:

With the Beatles - (1963)
A Hard Day's Night - (1964)
Beatles for Sale - (1964)

Singles from A Hard Day's Night

 1 "Can't Buy Me Love"
   Released: 20 March 1964

 2 "A Hard Day's Night"
   Released: 10 July 1964

The album includes the song "A Hard Day's Night", with its distinctive opening chord, and "Can't Buy Me Love", both transatlantic number-one singles for the band. Several of the songs feature George Harrison playing a Rickenbacker 12-string electric guitar, a sound that was influential on the Byrds and other groups in the folk rock movement

Soothe Dry and Cracked Paws

Give your furball some well-deserved TLC with the Pet Head Oatmeal Paw Butter. Specially formulated to soothe dry and cracked paws, there’s no need to tread lightly after a dose of paw butter. Using shea butter, oatmeal, mango, vitamins E and F, coconut oil, olive oil, and aloe vera, it packs a powerful—yet gentle—blend of soothing therapy. Just gently massage into your best bud’s paws and let him go back to playing! Safe for cats, dogs and any furball with paws, it’s ideal for homes with multiple furry friends. Plus, it smells great, and it’s made in the USA with completely safe and pet-friendly ingredients.

Key Benefits

  • Wholesome and eco-friendly formula is pH balanced and safe if licked or swallowed
  • Blend of shea butter, oatmeal, mango, vitamins E and F, coconut oil, olive oil, and aloe vera.
  • Gently massage into paws to keep smooth and healthy.
  • Made in the USA and free of parabens, sulphate, and DEA.
  • Paw butter soothes dry and cracked paws.