Texas Travel

21 Jan 19
Archy Worldys

The journalists of the section "Music" of the World have selected the concerts (excluding those already showing full), festivals, albums – and a show – promising by spring 2019. Selection, from Russian romance to Atlanta rap. CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY MUSIC Presences 2019 Festival Narrower than ever, with 15 gigs in six days, the 29e edition […]

21 Jan 19
University of Edinburgh Go Abroad

Climate change represents an increasingly serious threat to the wellbeing of humans and the planet alike. Hurricanes, droughts, flash floods and heatwaves are all becoming more frequent and severe across the globe. Rising seas are already impacting countless homes in coastal areas. Yet, the millions of people who have already fallen victim to the negative […]

21 Jan 19
Syracuse Connection

Tobin’s Elite Martial Arts  Travels to Greece to Represent USA Tobin’s Elite Martial Arts school arrived at Salt Lake international airport at 1:30 PM. Nine team members of TEAM USA started a journey that made history for Utah and Davis county. This adventure started in April of 2018, in San Antonio Texas at the Pan […]

21 Jan 19
armslinkingarms

Last week started with much frustration over the insurance taking so long to approve a followup MRI. Come to find out it was not submitted as urgent, which should have been comforting, but still getting antsy and wanting it to get done so I (notice the focus here) would have proof all was still good! […]

21 Jan 19
innovatorx

If you don’t believe your car is just a big, high-speed gadget, take a moment to count the screens. You might find one in the place of the old analog instrument cluster. Definitely in the center console, maybe even one bigger than an iPad. Don’t forget to look in the back of the headrests. Now […]

21 Jan 19
Recording Editorial History

Have you ever shaken your head, filled with pity, reflecting for a moment about how awful the world can be?  Then you shrug your shoulders with a laugh, moving on with your day without another thought for those suffering from tragedy?  We try to care, wonder how we might deal with, say, government enforced unemployment, […]

21 Jan 19
The Denver Post
Jon Chandler[cq comment=”cq”] didn’t grow up on a ranch, but the seventh-generation Coloradan feels the mountains and the plains of his native state in his bones. As he stood in a hat and boots on stage Sunday at the annual Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Golden, Chandler invoked the beauty of his native state as a crowd of a few hundred listened. “I found the only peace I know beneath the Spanish Peaks,” he sang in his deep baritone as his partner played the mandolin. Even as the former cowtowns of the Front Range evolved into an urban metropolis, cowboy poetry will find a way to adapt and tell stories about the West’s history and the lifestyle, performers and organizers at the gathering said. The art form — born of cowpokes sitting around a campfire trading stories and songs — is part songwriting, part poetry and part oral history. “It’s not country Western music,” said Marcie Miller[cq comment=”cq”], who sits on the board of the nonprofit. “It’s an unexpected genre.” For 30 years, the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering has brought artists and writers together to celebrate the art. On Sunday, poetry topics ranged from horse theft to the challenges of driving on busy city roads to a funeral gone horribly wrong. The songs and poems prompted laughter and tears. Miller had little experience with cowboy poetry until one of the gathering’s organizers approached her about finding a venue for the gathering while she was serving on Golden’s city council. She attended and the city manager attended a few performances to learn more. “We both fell in love with the genre,” she said. “It’s funny, it’s poignant.” Chandler has spent his professional career writing advertising and reports for companies, but has always made time for his poetry and music. The Commerce City resident has produced eight albums and a novel. Each song he writes is a mini Western, he said, each tune encapsulating an entire story. “The West is in my blood,” he said. While many of the attendees Sunday were older, young people also are taking up cowboy poetry and keeping the tradition alive, Miller said. “There seem to be people who are carrying it forward,” Miller said. “They’re not 60 (years old). They’re 25 and 30.” Kristyn Harris[cq comment=”cq”], 24, is one of those young folk. Raised in McKinney, Texas, Harris grew up trick riding horses — dangling sideways off a saddle as her steed runs full speed — on her family’s small farm. She discovered classic Western movies at 14 and found inspiration for her music there. When she auditioned for American Idol, she played guitar, sang an old Western song and yodeled. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] The judges passed her to the next level of auditions, but the competition didn’t pan out. Harris continues to sing and write her own songs about horses, farm life and the land. “I have a song called ‘Acres of Nowhere,’ because that’s where my heart really is,” she said. Although she is often one of the younger performers at cowboy poetry gatherings, she continues to travel the country to attend them. The community feels like family, she said. “I’m going to try to keep it alive,” she said. “There’s so much to it.”
21 Jan 19
News Time Global

Even as the former cowtowns of the Front Range evolved into an urban metropolis, cowboy poetry will find a way to adapt and tell stories about the West’s history and the lifestyle, performers and organizers at the gathering said.

21 Jan 19
World Site News

StayMaureen O’Hare, CNN • Updated 21st January 2019(CNN) — Want to see 16 sunrises in one day? Float in zero gravity? Be one of the few to have gazed upon our home planet from space? In just two years’ time, and for an astronomical $9.5 million dollars, it’s claimed you can. Interior renderings of the…

21 Jan 19
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21 Jan 19
DD Travels the world

(Sorry about my publishing errors, I’m not too good at this! I will try to add my photos last this time) Africa, wow! I can hardly believe I am here. I am feeling so many conflicting emotions all at the same time. I can barely comprehend the things that I see with my life back […]

21 Jan 19
North Georgia Weather

COLD to start the week, brief warmup on Wednesday and then many cold days follow. The temperatures later this week hinge upon the storm system exiting out of the inter-mountain West heading to the Upper MidWest delivering snow. As this snow falls cold air from the Arctic will be heading South and once the front […]

21 Jan 19
CW39 Houston

In 2017, about 35 million American citizens traveled to Mexico, visiting beachy spots such as Puerto Vallarta to historic sites such as Chichen Itza. But as political tensions flare between Mexico and its northern neighbor the United States, one airline decided to be proactive. AeroMexico, the country’s national carrier, unveiled a program called “DNA Discounts,” […]

21 Jan 19
On The Road With Jim And Mary

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends. Because we have 5,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog. To view past blogs, scroll to the bottom of this page and use the menu. I’m currently in my 24th year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle […]

21 Jan 19
Bon Bon Lifestyle Webazine

http://bit.ly/2U3QxIv While debates rage on over the border wall, AeroMexico wants Americans to know that your DNA doesn’t care what your politics are. In a hilarious new ad, the airline features interviews with residents of Wharton, Texas, offering them ‘DNA Discounts’ based on their percentage of Mexican heritage. The well-meaning troll on the arguably bigoted […]

21 Jan 19
The Inquiring Mind

Epic TV Western mini-series, good cast and highly regarded From Wikipedia Lonesome Dove received an overwhelmingly positive reception with critics and audience alike. The New York Times commented that: This six-hour miniseries, based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Larry McMurtry, revitalized both the miniseries and Western genres, both of which had been considered dead […]