(Montclair, NJ) – Set for Friday, October 5th, the 8th annual College Radio Day will unite college stations from around the world to bring awareness to the work and value college stations bring to the broadcasting medium. Hundreds of stations worldwide have signed on to participate. This year the theme is When All Else Fails, College Radio Speaks, which highlights how students create unique programming and content on college radio that is important to them and not heard on any other medium.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Joan Jett and Kenny Laguna of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts have been named the official 2018 Ambassadors for College Radio Day, which is happening nationwide on Friday, October 5th, 2018.
For Joan Jett, the impact that college radio has had on her career has been hugely important: “College radio, when we were struggling, was one of the elements that really kept us afloat – being able to play gigs and people had heard of us because they were playing us on college radio stations. College radio was a big deal for us,” says Joan. This is echoed by Kenny Laguna, who says, “We’re definitely a product of college radio, and through the years we’ve managed to remain on college radio with the records we put out. It means a lot to us.”
After forming The Runaways, Jett has amassed an impressive string of gold and platinum albums while also breaking gender barriers in the music industry when people dismissed a girl with a guitar who was more Ramones than Joni Mitchell. Along with band member/producer/manager Kenny Laguna, they have soldiered on to great success in an ever-changing and unforgiving industry. For college radio, their toughness and journey are inspiring.
“Joan Jett and the Blackhearts have so much in common with college radio,” says CRD Vice President Anabella Poland. “They are honest, raw, gritty, unwavering to mainstream, and they put on a daily fight. College radio was there to support them from the very beginning, and we are delighted that they will be our ambassadors this year.” Jett and Laguna have recorded an exclusive interview to be played on participating stations nationwide during the day’s celebrations.
For more information about Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, please visit https://joanjett.com.
Watch Here: Farm Aid 2018
Farm Aid 2018 took place on Saturday, September 22rd @ The Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, CT featuring: Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young & Promise of the Real, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and more.
If you didn't make it out to the all-day concert, Farm Aid was streamed live via their YouTube channel and you can check it out below.
The Farm Aid 2018 Lineup:
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
Neil Young & Promise of the Real
Willie Nelson & Family
New York has long been a center of culture in the eastern part of US. With its great cultural diversity, it has been the birthplace of many types of American Art. Hip Hop, disco, punk, new wave and many other first originated in New York. Historically, it has been home to many popular genres like jazz, hip-hop, and blues. Also, classical and art music is very well established in New York City. And naturally, if you love music, you want to know more about the best music schools in NYC. There are many of them that offer a wide variety of classes. Some, like The Juilliard, are very well known in the world.
As already covered, New York City is the birthplace of many popular genres. From Hip-Hop to New Wave, many very well established genres owe their thanks to New York. With is great cultural diversity, NYC is one of the best places in the world for getting inspired. And for creating unique mixes of different cultures. A great example of this is salsa music, born from a fusion of Cuban and Puerto Rican influences. And NYC was the perfect place for that mix to happen.
While there are great schools in other parts of the country, none of them offer the diversity and quality of classes like NYC schools do. The Juilliard School is the most well-known example of this. It is regarded as one of the best music schools in NYC and in the country.
If you are from outside the city and want to study music, you should consider moving to NYC. You will experience its cultural diversity first hand and will have a chance to learn in some of the best schools in the world. East coast, in general, is a great place for all music lovers. There are many music festivals on the east coast and New York in particular. And many opportunities for performing and advancing your skills.
Moving to a university campus:
Many universities in NYC have their campuses located in the heart of the city. It might seem like a scary thing at first. The city is huge and filled with people from all over the world. But once you get there you will be inspired and motivated to be the best artist you can be. Once you learn your surroundings you will start to enjoy everything that New York City has to offer. In order to prepare for the move, you should do research on a campus you are moving to. They come in all shapes and sizes. And most of them are located in the city itself. New York City is huge and you can easily get lost in it. So, you should hire professionals to handle your relocation. Don't move your piano on your own in NYC. Or any other valuables for that matter. They can easily get lost or stolen while you try to get your bearings in the crowded city.
Best music schools in New York City:
New York City is home to a wide variety of music schools. From classical music to alternative genres. Both private and public schools in NYC excel when it comes to performing arts. You will have the opportunity to learn from the best professors in the field. You will be inspired and motivated to be the best. If you are wondering which schools are the best music schools in NYC here is a list of some of the top ones.
The Juilliard School:
The Juilliard School was founded all the way back in 1905. It is one of the best institutions in the world when it comes to performing arts education. Located in Lincoln Center in NYC, it offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in music, dance, and drama. When it comes to music, they offer courses on classical music, jazz, historical performance, and vocal arts. There are currently around 800 students from all over the world attending the Juilliard School. It is regarded as the best music schools in NYC.
It’s not an easy school to get in to. Its acceptance rate is only around 6%. It is reserved only for the best artists. But if you manage to get in you will learning in one of the best schools in the world. When it comes to performing, The Juilliard School has five of its own theatres: at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully and David Geffen halls and at Carnegie Hall.
Manhattan School of Music:
Manhattan School of Music also ranks as one of the best music schools in NYC. The school was founded in 1918 as a community music school. Today it is home to over 950 undergraduate and graduate students from all over the US and the world. Since 1969 the school has been located on the corner of 122nd and Broadway in Morningside Heights. It is just a short train ride away from the very center of Manhattan. Manhattan School of Music also offers a pre-college program. The program is aimed at children between the ages of 5 and 18. Acceptance rate in this school is around 46%.
New York University:
NYU is the largest university in New York. Like many other universities, it offers music programs. It is ranked as the 5th best college for performing arts in America. There are around 25,000 full-time students attending this university. It’s a big institution that covers a wide variety of subjects. And music is one of them. Steinhardt School's Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. The urban campus of New York University is in Manhattan. It is located around Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. NYU is among the top three landowners in New York City. More than 85% of freshmen live on campus. Living on campus is a great way to start your academic life. Your fellow students will be more than willing to help you during your move there. If you are new to the city. Or if you are not sure of things like if you should tip your movers or not. They will be there to help you with your relocation and adjustment. And in no time, you will feel like you’ve been living there your whole life.
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Op-ed: Joel Hellmann - 2018 Moderate Party of RI Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
Money is the root all of evil. That Statement is never truer than in RI Politics. You can call corporate donations “Pay to Play” or “Corporate Influence” or “Favor for a Favor” or any other term. But let’s call it what it is: Bribery. Pure and simple Bribery!
I am not talking about the $20, $50 or $100 donation you might make to you son’s former soccer coach running for town council. You don’t raise $1 Million to 7 Million dollars from $20 donations. $50 doesn’t buy the constant TV ads. What gets you the big money is the Pac contributions, the people who work for them, and the corporate lobbyists who write the laws our reps vote on. And those people want value in exchange for the big money they contribute, and if you believe otherwise then I have a really good video game company run by a former MLB pitcher to sell you.
And what does that money buy? It buys TV ads that call a sitting US Senator a “dufus”, or ads that list statistics of more than dubious nature (how can we be 12th in college preparedness and only in the low 20’s in math proficiency?), or perhaps the one that claims that his opponents’ donations are from organizations less holy that the PAC money he takes.
Because it really doesn’t matter if you take your money from Big Pharma, or the NRA, Wall Street, Insurance companies or if it is from the Teacher’s, the Firefighter’s, Construction Trade Unions, Environmental or affordable housing construction. They all donate in the hopes of getting a candidate who will give them something in return. Or the big individual contributors who plan on getting state jobs from the candidate elected. A bribe is a bribe and these are all definitions of bribes.
My friend Bob Healey ran for office for years not taking these bribes. The media often treated him as a joke. He certainly could have raised big money in the last cycle, where Bob Healey received 21% of the vote spending $35 to get it. If he ran this year I think he could have either won or have been very, very close. Bob was proving a point that people would vote for you without saturated TV airways, hundreds of mailings, and dozens of phone calls at all hours, that you can keep your dignity just run on the issues and still run for office. A lesson that is regretfully is still lost on most candidates today.
But what is worse the media that uses money raised as a yardstick for candidate’s viability. The prevalent view that unless you raise big money, unless you are bribed, that you should not run, and cannot win. And it is the media that dismisses a candidate that doesn’t raise the big money. On Lively Experiment last Friday it was suggested that the lack of money should keep people out of debates because it might take votes from the highly bribed candidates. Are our elections to be wholly bought and paid for? I find this despicable. Is it any wonder that we have such poorly functioning government? Is the media saying that someone cannot be an acceptable candidate because he didn’t take enough BRIBES?
Well Bob Healey didn’t think so. I had breakfast with him a couple weeks after the last election, I was amazed he did so well on $35 and I told him that if he ran again I would run for LT Governor. Sadly Bob passed away 3 Months later. I felt honor bound to run anyway.
Will I win? I don’t know. Put me in the debates and I might. But I won’t be taking any Bribes. Excuse me, big corporate donations. Like there is a difference.
2018 Moderate Party of Rhode Island Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
Past Election Results...
U. S. Presidents (recent):
A senile movie actor who bases national policy decisions on the astrological predictions of his
wife’s fortune-teller. (Reagan)
A sexual predator with the world’s worst taste in female victims. (Clinton)
A born-again frat house drunk. (Bush -G. W.)
A polite two-term senator with no qualifications for office. (Obama)
A guy whose Mormon religion teaches God is a creature from another planet. (Romney)
An anti-gun liberal who campaigned in an army tank. (Dukakis)
The sexual predator’s wife who protected her husband and ran as a feminist. (Clinton -Hillary)
A rich paranoid tech guy whose campaign ads were half-hour infomercials. (Perot)
U. S. Presidents(historical):
A rich Southern guy who wrote a declaration and raped slave girls. (Jefferson)
A junkie who won a rigged election and screwed famous actresses. (Kennedy)
A socialist who ordered Japanese-American citizens thrown into prison camps. (Roosevelt-Franklin D.)
U. S. Presidents(current): Trump
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Tony Jones Show #200
The Tony Jones Show #200 - With music from: The Texas Gentlemen, The Limit Club, The Safes, Midnight Creeps, The Charms, Deer Tick, Candy Ambulance, The McGunks, Michale Graves, and Osaka Popstar
So, you are planning on moving to North Carolina. Maybe from a big metropolitan area? And you are used to having fun year round? And a big part of it is probably visiting all music festivals there. Well, let us tell you something – you won’t miss anything after moving to North Carolina. How? Whatever you might think, or have heard before, NC has a lot to offer. And there are many popular music festivals in North Carolina, too. All you have to do is to find the ones that will satisfy all your wishes. So, let’s start.
North Carolina is urbaner than one might think
North Carolina is a state that has it all. From a moderate climate to a culture rich in art and history. And that is not all. It offers so much more. World-class universities, low cost of living, great educational opportunities, and high-quality health care are just the beginning. And it is easy to see why so many people say that it is a great place to live in. And also do business. It really is. It might not seem or sound like a state that has a lot to offer, but you will be surprised. All you have to do is to give it a chance. And how about music festivals in North Carolina? Well, this state has some of the best music festivals in America. Don’t worry about it.
How to move to North Carolina?
It might seem like an easy task to take on, but it really is not. Every relocation is unique, and you can never know what is going to happen next. And exactly that unpredictability is what makes it so hard to move all by yourself. That is the main reason why you should look for some professional assistance. Opting for expert’s help will make everything so much easier on you. And believe us, if you are planning on enjoying music festivals in North Carolina, you will need some time and space to pull it off. That is only possible if you find a reliable mover that you can trust to take care of your relocation. And who better than Moving Kings NC?
Make a plan and stick to it!
Don’t make moving harder than it has to be. Make a strategy and follow it by the book. Plan your time, and avoid postponing any of your tasks. That is – If you want to move trouble-free. And if you get confused at any point, feel free to contact your mover. Ask them for some advice, and avoid making common moving mistakes. This will save you a lot of time and money, so don’t be shy.
Find a place to call home after moving
If North Carolina is your next home destination, you should find a place to live well in advance. Why? Doing things on time, or before will take the stress out of the equation. And believe us, you will want to do everything that’s in your power to make this relocation easy on yourself. Look for some assistance, if you need it. And if you give it enough time and thought, you will find a perfect place to call home after moving! You can even remodel or redecorate it. Especially if you are moving from a city such as New York or Los Angeles? How? Well, the cost of living is much lower in North Carolina, and you will have more than enough money on your hands once you move. And not only for music festivals in North Carolina but for everything else.
What are the best music festivals in North Carolina? We have chosen some of the best music festivals in NC, so keep on reading and pick the ones that interest you the most!
This festival is definitely one of the most popular ones, and that is no surprise. It is a heavy metal and hard rock festival, that takes place in Concord, NC annually. Carolina Rebellion is an outdoor event you wouldn’t want to miss. Why? Check out the lineup and you will learn why!
The Big What?
This festival takes places over three nights every year, and believe us – it will be the wildest 3 nights of your life! The Big What? Is one of the most popular music festivals in North Carolina for more than one reason. It is quite intimate, and it offers a great lineup. Some of the artists that have performed at this festival in the past few years were: Psylo Joe, Les Racquet, Makayan, Moon Water, Coddle Creek, Dr. Bacon and many other.
Festival for the Eno
Festival for the Eno was created for a good purpose. And if you like doing two things at the same time – this festival might be the right choice for you! It is like a giant backyard barbecue for the people who enjoy the music, dance, and classy workshops. It is full of music, dancing, crafts and everything else. We are sure you will enjoy it after moving to North Carolina! And all that for a noble cause!
There are many festivals that are worth your while, so make sure you explore the North Carolina’s music scene before moving there! However, one thing is for sure – North Carolina is a state that has it all, and if you decide to move there, you will make the right choice. So, we hope you move quickly and with ease. And even more importantly, we hope you enjoy some of the most popular music festivals in North Carolina!
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