B. Young

12 Dec 18
David B. Walton: Let's Rant

If I search for anything politically on Google…Every article I see is filled with far left views. And articles that I have searched for in the past that had some middle of the road or Republican thought have been taken off. Think about this and why are young students are whiny as hell and don’t […]

12 Dec 18
The Mercury News
CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device. It’s been another epic year for live music in the Bay Area, with each new month bringing a bevy of great performances. Here are my picks for the best concerts of 2018. Click on the links below to read my concert reviews and see photos/videos. 1, Lorde, March 13, Oracle Arena, Oakland Theoretically speaking, there might have been a flaw – maybe even two – that occurred during this show. But I sure didn’t pick up on any as the New Zealand star turned in one of the most triumphant musical performances that I’ve seen in quite some time. Lorde was a confident, captivating force throughout the show, thrilling the crowd at each turn. Of course, it doesn’t hurt matters when your catalog consists solely of two albums – and both are masterpieces. 2, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Aug. 2, Oracle Arena It was an evening of “Strange Magic” and pure genius as Lynne and his legendary crew kicked off their first North American tour in more than 35 years in Oakland. The visionary front man quickly made up for lost time as he led his fellow musicians through a glorious set of Electric Light Orchestra classics (plus one Traveling Wilburys tune). The music – so adventurous and forward-thinking for its time – still sounds light years ahead of most of what is heard on Top 40 radio today. 3, Taylor Swift, April 11, Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara It was the best pure pop-music spectacle of the year – two hours’ worth of razzle-dazzle, star power and hit songs, delivered by a woman with seemingly so little left to prove and yet an intense desire to prove so much. The set opened with a bevy of recorded voices played over the speakers, with the haters all agreeing that T-Swift has damaged her reputation in recent years. Then the star took the stage and showed that she’s at her best with a chip on her shoulder. 4, U2, April 7, SAP Center, San Jose Having celebrated the 30th anniversary of “Joshua Tree” with its 2017 tour, U2 went a very different direction with this year’s road show and decided to cut all the material from that mega-platinum album out of the set list. It was a huge gamble to leave so many of its best-known songs behind, but one that truly paid off and resulted in the most refreshing, energetic and downright enjoyable U2 show we’ve seen in years. 5, Miranda Lambert, Feb. 8, Golden 1 Center, Sacramento The country star didn’t come to the Bay Area on this trek, so we went to her. And, wow, was it worth the extra miles on the Lamborghini. (OK, so it was really a KIA.) Lambert was fierce, feisty and fully in command, holding fans spellbound as she mined all six of her studio albums. Many of the highlights came off the 2016 breakup album “The Weight of These Wings,” a moving two-disc set recorded in the aftermath of her split with Blake Sheldon. [dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=weekender” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] 6, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Sept. 29, Levi’s Stadium They were performing in a football stadium, in front of a crowd of nearly 50,000, and yet, amazingly, there were still moments in this mega-concert that managed to feel so intimate and personal. It was like we were getting an inside view into the lives of Bey and Jay and the message ringing loud and clear was that they’re still “Crazy in Love.” 7, Phish, July 24, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco The world’s greatest jam band opened a two-night stand at its West Coast venue of choice with a wonderfully eclectic mix of originals and covers, longtime concert staples and relative rarities. The quartet —  guitarist/lead vocalist Trey Anastasio, bassist Mike Gordon, drummer Jon Fishman and keyboardist Page McConnell — never really lost an ounce of steam as it ran through the four-hour show. 8, Acoustic-4-A-Cure, April 15, Fillmore, San Francisco Blues legend Taj Mahal was the big highlight of Sammy Hagar’s fifth annual Acoustic-4-A-Cure benefit concert, which supports the Pediatric Cancer Program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Yet, it was also great to see such artists as REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin, the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Van Halen’s Michael Anthony, rocker Eddie Money, guitar hero Joe Satriani and, of course, the Red Rocker himself. 9, Lindsey Buckingham, Oct. 9, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco The show was full of excellent musicianship, powerful and passionate performances, and exquisite song craft. In all, it was a good summary of what Fleetwood Mac lost by kicking Buckingham out of the band. Another good summary came when Fleetwood Mac – sans Buckingham – performed in November in San Jose. 10, Khalid, May 5, Bill Graham Civic The 20-year-old R&B star showed why he’s one of the most promising young stars in the business, as he delivered a show that was full of playful personality, excellent vocal work and charisma. Other top shows (organized by date): K.Flay, Jan. 17, Fillmore First Aid Kit, Jan. 28, Masonic, San Francisco Banarama, Feb. 21, Warfield, San Francsico Judas Priest, April 19, Warfield My Bloody Valentine, July 19, Fox Theater, Oakland Halestorm, Aug. 23, Warfield Phil Wickham, Aug. 30, Calvary Chapel, San Jose Eagles, Sept. 20, AT&T Park, San Francisco Ice Cube, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Oct. 13, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View Trey Anastasio, Dec. 8, Paramount Theatre, Oakland    
12 Dec 18
Adventures with Heather

Today I turn 21. It’s weird to say I am 21.  I don’t understand how I got here.  I’m, like, really in my twenties now.  But I still feel like 17-year-old Heather.   I think I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around turning 21 because it is the final “benchmark birthday” of my […]

12 Dec 18
Tony Loyd

Mondo Davison, known as “The Black Tech Guy,” is on a mission to inspire a generation of black youth to pursue a life in tech. Note: Between now and the end of the year, we’re counting down the top twelve popular podcast interviews of 2018. It is a people’s choice award, determined by the number […]

12 Dec 18
Mrs. Young's Career Life Education 10 Site...

BLOCK B: IN CLASS: * A reminder that you have until the end of the week to bring in non-perishable food items for the Food Drive. * Career Posters are due at the end of this week * Continue discussion of Post-Secondary education and institutions ~Discuss last day’s “Choices” DVD assignment ~Introduction and discussion of […]

12 Dec 18
News Archives Uk

An almost complete hominid skeleton, known as the Little Foot, was eventually largely freed from the stone shell in which it was discovered more than 20 years ago in a South African cave. In the first formal analysis of the fossils, the researchers say that the 3.67 million year old Little Foot belonged to his […]

12 Dec 18
EW.com

Who dares to reboot the supercallifragilistic nanny, already practically perfect in every way? For more than half a century after Julie Andrews first drifted down from pearly London skies and into Disney legend, her legacy was left largely — one could even say inexplicably — untouched by remake-happy Hollywood. But as the lady herself likes […]

12 Dec 18
Gael Communications

Abstract  Journalism has always played a big role in informing the public journalism has always played a big role in informing the public on news and events that happen around the nation and the world. Since the beginning of journalism, it’s credibility and importance to our social life is what makes news media an important […]

12 Dec 18
Hurler on the ditch

With the under 21 championship finishing up, its time to take stock of where each club is at. The Hurler on the ditch will give his own rankings and grade each club on how they did this year compared to goal at beginning of the year. It will be based on the following category. Club […]

12 Dec 18
BoulwareEnterprises_"The World In Words"

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12 Dec 18
CollegeHipHop

Kings College graduate Millie Go Lightly has landed in America with the help of Young Thug.

12 Dec 18
The Hits Just Keep On Comin'

Billboard did not publish a Christmas chart in its edition dated December 9, 1972. It did, however, include a feature we have visited before, “What’s Playing,” in which amusement operators list the records they are adding to their jukeboxes, or which are getting big play. From this we can get a modest idea of the […]

12 Dec 18
Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

MU researcher shares tips on how educators can create inclusive learning environments COLUMBIA, Mo. – The need for more scientists and engineers is a persistent issue plaguing industries throughout the United States. Several initiatives created to prioritize science, technology, engineering and mathematics in schools are helping educators prepare more diverse students and workers for STEM […]

12 Dec 18
Ampersand

To be or not to be. Yes that question must be proposed. I am a man from the ages of 10 to 28. So of course the thought has crossed my mind. I read Romeo and Juliet in my ninth grade English honors class. There has been speculation about my sexual orientation from my family […]

27 Aug 16
Discover the Magic of Bulgaria

August 27, 2016       LOCATION: Southern New Hampshire, USA, EDT # of PRIZES: 4 *2 audio books: The Christmas Thief WINNERS: JOY NWOSU LO-BAMIJOKO & NATALIE DUCEY *1 ebook: Mystical Emona: Soul’s Journey WINNER: C. S. BOYACK *1 ebook: Light Love Rituals: Bulgarian Myths, Legends, and Folklore WINNER: HANNAH HOWE You are nearing […]

12 Dec 18
BitamsimliNewsOnline.com

12-12-2018  Ladies and Gentlemen of the media, thank you for responding to our invitation on such a short notice. As you are aware, The Truth Forum was formed in 2016 and during that year, we held several fora and media engagements to expose the lies and propaganda of the then government, led by John Dramani […]