When many people think of rock icons Led Zeppelin, their minds go to the distinctive vocals of Robert Plant, or the one-of-a-kind guitar style of Jimmy Page, or the heavy, unhinged, drumming of John Bonham. But while he was surrounded by a cast of all-stars, multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones‘s wide array of musical contributions were an integral part of the band’s iconic sound.From the hair-raising organs of “No Quarter”, to classic bass lines like the one in “Dazed and Confused”, to the ubiquitous recorder intro of “Stairway to Heaven”, Jones left his mark on the Led Zeppelin catalogue in countless different ways. In honor of Jones’ 75th birthday today, we took a look back through some of his many varied roles in Led Zeppelin’s live performances during their 1970’s heyday:Watch Jones set the tone for a huge, extended “No Quarter” from Zeppelin’s May 24th, 1975 performance at Earl’s Court in London.Check out Jones’ ominous bass line from this live performance of “Dazed and Confused” at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1970.Finally, though the song developed a sort of stigma for the band as the years went on, there is no doubt that “Stairway to Heaven” is one the most famous songs–if not the most famous song–in the band’s repertoire, and Jones’ hauntingly beautiful recorder intro is part of what makes it so memorable. Take a listen to Led Zeppelin performing “Stairway” live at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on July 29th, 1973, from their concert film The Song Remains The Same:Happy birthday, John Paul Jones!
WUPW FOX Toledo, OH – Last Sunday’s deadly and devastating events in Joplin, Mo., will be examined closely by everyone in the disaster response business – especially those in the medical field. The EF-5 200 mph tornado that struck a direct hit on a hospital may provide some lessons learned, especially for a team of Toledo doctors, nurses, and an EMT who already have taken a critical look at evacuating a medical center quickly and efficiently. Their effort focused on going beyond the theoretical and provide a more practical approach when seconds and minutes matter most.
Oklahoma! star Rebecca Naomi Jones and director Daniel Fish snap a photo. Oklahoma!’s Damon Daunno performs “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” for the crowd. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 19, 2020 Damon Daunno Rebecca Naomi Jones Related Shows Ali Stroker Oklahoma! standout Ali Stoker flashes a smile. View Comments Oklahoma! The company of Oklahoma! is gearing up for the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic to return to Broadway in a whole new way. Director Daniel Fish’s intimate reimagining of the musical drummed up a great deal of buzz in Brooklyn at St. Ann’s Warehouse last year. On February 19, stars Damon Daunno, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ali Stroker, Mary Testa and the entire company began rehearsals for the Broadway bow and gathered together at Bob’s Steak and Chop House—fun fact: the New York spot where Rodgers and Hammerstein first collaborated on Oklahoma!—to sip cocktails, meet the press and offer a taste of the show’s musical intimacy with a performance of “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'” from Daunno. Peek the pics, and then go see this innovative production for yourself at the Circle in the Square Theatre beginning on March 19. Mary Testa Star Files Patrick Vaill View All (5)
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Mark Kleinschmidt, Ward 60 councillorI was invited by Social Development MEC Sharna Fernandez to the debate section (day two) of the State of the Province Address (SOPA), held at the Rocklands civic centre in Mitchell’s Plain, convened by the Speaker of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament, Masizole Mnqasela, and the Deputy Speaker, Beverley Schäfer, both members of the DA.Hats off to the provincial legislature for hosting the SOPA for the first time outside the Parliament building in Cape Town. Unlike the State of the Nation Address (SONA), the atmosphere was calm and sedate. The debates were civil and condolences in respect of the late 8-year old Tazne van Wyk, were shared by all members of the various parties in the provincial legislature. The Speaker and Deputy Speaker had a few reprimands to resolve and a handful of unparliamentary utterances were made during the sitting. Nothing was said to incense or elicit violent reactions. The National Assembly should take a leaf from the provincial legislature’s management and general ambiance and civility at its meetings.It was history in the making that the SOPA was held for the very first time away from the provincial legislature buildings in the Rocklands civic centre in Mitchell’s Plain. Kudos to the Rocklands Civic Centre which also played host to the launch of the United Democratic Front on 20 August 1983. Although the opposition parties objected to the initiative and choice of venue, the majority of attendees and Mitchell’s Plain residents were extremely enthralled. Hats off to Western Cape Provincial Parliament for hosting a well organised SOPA. We can rest assured that the Western Cape residents are in excellent hands, and can be proud of the very capable Premier Alan Winde and his competent cabinet.We wish Premier Winde and his cabinet well in all their endeavours in ensuring equitable governance in the Western Cape and upholding its mantra of “a better life for all”.
Getting good quality minutes is an “encouraging factor” that makes a player stay with a team, says Rain or Shine Elasto Painters guard Chris Tiu (center). TIEBREAKER TIMES MANILA – Rain or Shine Elasto Painters guard Chris Tiu is pushing for his plan to retire from professional basketball by the end of the season.The former Gilas Pilipinas guard said he has already informed Painters team owners Raymund Yu and Terry Que about his intent to retire at the end of the current conference.Tiu currently makes an impressive showing in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“I told (Painters team owners) I have a lot of commitments and a lot of new projects and ventures that require my time and concentration,” the former Ateneo Blue Eagles guard said in an online interview. “But it is hard to say until when I will play. I think up until the third conference, especially since the team has been making great progress,” added the 32-year-old guard.Tiu got a second wind in his PBA career with Painters under head coach Carlos Garcia after the departure of Paul Lee, Jericho Cruz and Jeffrei Chan in various trades.“I have to say that I’m pleased with the way my team has been playing,” said Tiu. “And personally I’m happy with my performance. Of course there’s always room for improvement, and I want to keep getting better.“Coach Caloy really shows that he trusts me. He’s been using me especially in endgames when it mattered most, and that means a lot to a player.“That’s also a major deciding factor for a player if you’re getting good quality minutes. And it’s clear if your contributions are clear to the team, which is an encouraging factor to make a player to stay on.”Tiu hopes to end his PBA career with a second championship.Painters is currently seeded No. 1 and has a twice-to-beat incentive over GlobalPort Batang Pier in the quarterfinals./PN
Luciana Rapach (Photo by Jim Hogue) Share PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 19 Argonauts outlasted the University of Mobile Rams, snapping their 18-game win streak with a five set 3-2 victory on Tuesday evening. A committed West Florida squad won a tough fought battle and emerged on top, improving to 14-6 on the season. Senior All-American Luciana Rapach (Porto Alegre, Brazil/Iowa Western CC) brilliantly led her Argos to a win as the offensive leader. Rapach was named UWF Player of the Game for the second time this season, posting a triple-double with 17 kills, 10 assists, and 15 digs. Sophomore Jamie Nichols (Crawfordville, Fla./Wakulla HS) also hit in the double digits, posting 11 kills at .259 on the match. Chelsea Wilhoite (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny HS) found herself on the heels of the single-match dig high of 30, as she spearheaded a phenomenal defense with 28 digs. Wilhoite has spent much of the season balancing herself both offensively and defensively, and was just one kill shy of a double-double in the win. Jerica Carter (Gainesville, Fla./Gainesville HS) was also instrumental in the Argo defense with 16 digs. The Argos burst into action in the first set, claiming a 25-20 victory for the lead. “We started strong in the beginning,” said Assistant Coach Rafa Maranhao. West Florida outhit Mobile .333 to .296 in the first set, led by Rapach’s efficient .417. “They made a decision at the start of the match, and committed to each other,” said Maranhao. With set one under their belts, the Argos found themselves against the ropes as the Rams fought back. Junior Patricia Gandolfo (Porto Alegre, Brazil/Missouri State-West Plains CC) opened set two with a service ace, but Mobile came from behind to secure a 25-19 win over the Argos. “Mobile is a tenacious, athletic, fearless team,” commented Head Coach Melissa Wolter. “I told our team I was excited all day to play them. They present a great match and challenge us in ways that average teams won’t.” UWF entered set three tied at one with Mobile, but made their statement as they took the set 25-13. The Argos posted a .316 hitting percentage to the Rams .071, taking advantage of seven Mobile errors in the win. Kara Gonzalez (St. Augustine, Fla./St. Augustine HS) led her team offensively, flawlessly producing five kills at .417. Kylie Dorton (Muncie, Ind./Delta HS) executed a crucial five-point rally, as she came in from the sidelines to serve. With a win on the horizon, the Argos confidently entered set four leading the match 2-1. Gandolfo again opened the set with a service ace, though Mobile would edge ahead. Jesse Keroack (Gainesville, Fla./Eastside HS) came in off the bench as the Argos trailed the set 7-12, and put down a huge kill to spark the UWF momentum. Both sides continued to battle as West Florida pulled ahead, riding the five-point serve rally of Rapach. Despite a tremendous effort by the Argos, the Rams topped the set 26-24. “Both teams made adjustments throughout the match, but we had some players that were crucial in our changes,” commented Wolter. “I could go on all night listing names, but several players came in off the bench and were big changes in our game.” West Florida was named the receiving team at the start of set five, with a big win laying on the line. A defining Gandolfo kill set the pace for the Argos, and they were the first squad to eight in the deciding set. Relentlessly, UWF retained control and a Wilhoite service ace closed out the 15-8 win. “They were never satisfied; they fought for every ball,” said Maranhao in closing remarks about the victory. The Argos will enter the weekend 14-6 on the season, 4-0 in the conference, and set to face tough GSC competition on the road. The Argos open weekend play at Alabama-Huntsville on Friday evening at 7pm, and continue Saturday afternoon at 1 pm at North Alabama. Both matches can be followed by live stats and live broadcast at www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version West Florida Volleyball Derails Mobile 3-2 in Five Set Thriller
John Oliver Jr. won both the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod features Friday at Lee County Speedway. (Photo by D &M Racing Photography)By Brian NealDONNELLSON, Iowa (May 26) – John Oliver Jr. took home two trophies Friday night, after winning Donnellson Tire & Service IMCA Stock Car and Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA Northern SportMod features at Lee County Speedway.After getting the lead on lap 15, Oliver held off Jason Cook the last three circuits to gain the Stock Car victory. Oliver ran in front every circuit in collecting the Northern SportMod checkers.Michael Long was fastest in a big field of IMCA Modifieds and won in front of Hunter Marriott and Colby Springsteen.Brandon Lambert prevailed in the caution-free Armstrong Tractor IMCA Sport Compact main event. Twenty cars comprised the starting field for that 15-lapper.
Share This!Within the past year, I’ve managed to find a Unicorn Frappuccino, a Hatchimal in the stores before Christmas, and a FastPass for Frozen Ever After. What I have not been able to find is a PIN code for a Walt Disney World vacation in my mailbox or email. In fact, in more than 30 years of traveling to Walt Disney World, I’ve received exactly one–and it was not properly linked to my name and address, so I couldn’t use it. (I know, insert the sound of the world’s smallest violin playing here.)PIN Codes are a mystery to many people. There seems to be no predictable rhyme or reason to who gets them and who doesn’t, but if you get one, there’s always the thrill of seeing what sort of vacation discount it may include. So this week, we’re curious:Have you ever received a PIN code for a discount/special offer on a Disney vacation? Loading …Voting is open here and on Twitter, and we’ll have your results next week. If you have received one, feel free to share what type of deal you were offered in the comments. No (51%, 372 Votes) Yes (49%, 353 Votes) Total Voters: 725
Administrative Assistant at the Clarendon Branch of the National Youth Service (NYS), Melissa Morris, was awarded first place in the NYS Essay Competition which was held under the theme ‘Youth on a Mission’. The competition was launched in November 2012 as part of Youth Month activities, and was geared towards unearthing the creative writing capabilities of Administrative Assistants in the NYS parish offices island wide. Speaking in an interview with JIS News on Friday, December 21, following an awards ceremony at the NYS headquarters, an elated Miss Morris, said her essay focused on the present and future plans for her life. “I had a rough time starting it, but once I started, I put my heart into it. I basically focused on where I have been and then I ventured out to where I want to be and what I want to do for my community and my fellow youths,” she said. Miss Morris, who is from Rocky Point, Clarendon, explained that she wanted to put to rest the notion that “nothing good” could come from her community. “This is just one step closer to my future and one step closer to what I want to accomplish. I want to become an entrepreneur and I want to help other persons. Persons look up to me in my community so this is something else for them to follow and come out and do even better than what I am doing now,” she added. Come 2013, Ms Morris aims to begin her studies at the University of Technology in the area of Business Administration. She is currently enrolled in the Business Administration Programme at the NYS, which she will complete in March 2013. Other awardees were Michaela Ashley, from Portland, who placed third, and Chad Johnson from Manchester, who placed second. For his part, Acting Executive Director at the NYS, Richard Depass, said the agency will continue to empower young people by instituting various initiatives through volunteerism and apprenticeship. “This is to aid the young individuals in Jamaica in becoming better citizens,” Mr. Depass said. He stated that it was the aim of the NYS to implement similar initiatives to the essay competition, as it seeks to build Jamaica. The National Youth Service aims to equip youths with the necessary life coping skills to foster their personal and career development as well as enhance their contribution to community and national development. The organisation has been targeting unattached youths (17-24 years), through personal development, volunteerism and apprenticeship.