Al Green on faith, music and potential new album

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One of the great soul singers of his time, the Rev. Al Green’s career has taken him from gospel to R&B and back, winning him the 11 Grammy Awards that decorate his church office in Memphis. He was one of the Kennedy Center Honorees this year, representing the best in American arts and culture. Anthony Mason sits down with the legendary singer in Memphis.

Berry Architecture Office Building Green Roof – Project of the Week 12/7/15

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Home to Berry Architecture + Associates and Downey Roth Hrywkiw Fidek LLP, the former Red Deer Bowladrome is now the award-winning Gold LEED-certified Fidek Office Building, the first privately-owned building to receive such in the City of Red Deer, Alberta. Key elements were energy and efficiency, indoor environmental quality, and modern comfort and functionality. The building’s crowning glory is the green roof which features a stream, native plantings, vegetable gardens, and bird, butterfly, and bee habitats.

Designed and installed by Living Lands Landscape & Design, the green roof boasts indigenous plant species of Alberta’s prairie and parkland ecosystems. Plants were selected so that one or more species are in bloom from early spring through to late autumn, providing an ongoing source of food in the form of nectar, pollen, and seeds. Water in the design takes the form of a flowing stream, providing a place for birds to bathe and drink, pollinators to access water, insects to lay eggs, and aquatic life to exist. Shelter has been created by both natural and man-made nesting structures in the form of standing and horizontal snags, a butterfly hibernaculum of stacked wood, bee blocks and bumble bee boxes, cavity-nesting bird boxes, and stone piles. Installation of webcams, habitat box cameras, and citizen science projects are all initiatives to gain an understanding of how the site is being used by wildlife and how its usage evolves. Exploring new methods of how to increase successful plant establishment, eliminate the need for irrigation, and reduce maintenance requirements has also been a goal. Careful consideration to design and installation techniques has made this green roof a viable habitat for Alberta’s indigenous pollinators and a showcase for many of its indigenous plant species.

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Green Grass Cloggers- music by Strictly Strings @ Appalachian State O-T Fiddlers Convention

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(Click 2:43 for shortcut to Clogging) This was the individual “freestyle clogging” exhibition by the Green Grass Cloggers with old time string band music by Strictly Strings from Boone, North Carolina. This was entertainment-only included in the Dance Competition hour at the end of the day.

This 2018 video from vafolklife is a must see:

I’d like to share this very informative comment recently (July 2018) posted by one of the Green Grass Cloggers (lady in red t-shirt) from Asheville, North Carolina. (jlw37663)

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Just to provide a bit more info: Clogging/Flatfooting is considered a dance that was created in the Appalachian Mountains and was influenced by styles of the Native Americans, Africans, Irish, Scottish, and Brits. Originally, people danced without taps on wooden porches to create rhythms as musicians played old-time tunes.

Green Grass Cloggers formed in 1971 out of East Carolina University and have performed around the world throughout the years. We now have a team in Asheville, NC and Greenville, NC, and perform separately and together. Typically we wear colorful costumes and tap shoes. This video was an informal freestyle line which allows dancers to showcase their own styling and steps.

Several asked about the change in dancers that happened on stage – because this was an informal thing, we were getting organized while being introduced. Not sure why the one dancer didn’t return to the stage, but I promise that we all get along amazingly well!

If you’d like to learn more about or book the Green Grass Cloggers, go to our website:

If you are interested in lessons, I’d be happy to discuss possibilities. I’m wearing the red shirt. Here is my FB page:

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“Strictly Strings” band is Kathleen Burnett, Willow Dillon, Anissa Burnett, Caleb Coatney, and Cecil Gurganus (Watauga JAM instructor and mentor). All these folks are from Watauga County, North Carolina which is also the location of Appalachian State University.

See what happens when Appalachian traditional music and dance meets up with Indian traditional dance in the town of Los Angles, California- truly amazing and entertaining:


Appalachian State University Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention and Luthiers Gathering 7 February 2015

The convention is organized by the Appalachian Heritage Council.

The ASU Old-Time Fiddlers Convention is held on the campus of Appalachian State University and is 100% student operated.

Adult competitions seen here took place in the Summit Trail Solarium of Plemmons Student Union which located in the heart of the Appalachian State University campus.

From Green Beret to MIT

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After 9/11, Kevin Flike MBA ’16 felt a duty to serve the nation. He joined the Army, became a Green Beret, and overcame combat wounds to attend MIT Sloan. “There is always a light at the end of the tunnel,” he now tells audiences, “no matter how dark it might seem.” (Learn more:

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, and technology; and to tackle the most pressing problems facing the world today. We are a community of hands-on problem-solvers in love with fundamental science and eager to make the world a better place.

The MIT YouTube channel features videos about all types of MIT research, including the robot cheetah, LIGO, gravitational waves, mathematics, and bombardier beetles, as well as videos on origami, time capsules, and other aspects of life and culture on the MIT campus. Our goal is to open the doors of MIT and bring the Institute to the world through video.

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The Graves of Leonard Ravenhill & Keith Green | Jesse Morrell Visits Garden Valley Cemetery

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Jesse Morrell describes his experience at age 17 in 2002 listening to Leonard Ravenhill for the first time and then visiting his grave at the Garden Valley Cemetery.

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Green River Baptist Church/Waynesboro Church of God Baptism Service 2016

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The fellowships of the Waynesboro Church of God and Green River Baptist Church come together to celebrate baptism at the Waynesboro City Pool on August 10, 2016.

William Green: “Lessons From the Great Minds of Investing” | Talks at Google

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William Green, author of the highly rated book “The Great Minds of Investing”, will speak about the most important lessons he has learned in two decades of studying, interviewing, and writing about many of the world’s best investors. He will discuss how you can become more successful — both as an investor and in other areas of life — by reverse-engineering the greatest investors and figuring out how they stack the odds of success in their favor. The goal: to become richer, wiser, and happier.

William has written for many publications, including Time, The New Yorker, Fortune, Forbes, Barron’s, Money, Worth, Bloomberg Markets, and The Economist. He was the Editor of the European, Middle Eastern, African, and Asian editions of Time. As a co-author, he worked closely with Guy Spier, helping him to write his memoir, The Education of a Value Investor. William has interviewed many remarkable investors, such as Sir John Templeton, Joel Greenblatt, Howard Marks, Bill Ackman, Seth Klarman, Bill Miller, Tom Russo, Marty Whitman, Bill Nygren, Donald Yacktman, Mohnish Pabrai, Jean-Marie Eveillard, Peter Lynch, Bill Ruane, and Michael Price.

Around the Corner with John McGivern | Program | Spring Green (#407)

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How is a community of 1200 people home to two outstanding performing arts theaters, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin and the most beautiful cave in the upper Midwest? What about the Ring Brothers? Wait until you see their work. Nina’s Department Store can seemingly transport you back in time. Wisconsin Riverside Resort has harnessed nature. The Opal Man’s creations are completely mesmerizing. And somehow there is a full size carousel inside the House on the Rock! Add to that the spell that White House Theater cast over John and the crew, and you, too, will have no other explanation: Magic! (7 of 13)