An Afghan working on an installation shared by Afghan and foreign forces shot and killed three NATO soldiers on Friday — raising to six the number of international troops killed by their Afghan partners in 24 hours, officials said.
Saplings — no more than 6 feet tall — dot the landscape in Joplin, Mo. They replace the large shade trees that were ripped out of the ground by a massive tornado that swept through town in May of 2011.
Nearly 7,000 new trees, donated by various organizations, have been planted. They include sturdy, mostly native, varieties, such as oak, sycamore and redbud — trees that can withstand strong winds when they're taller.
With temperatures above normal for the past few months and precipitation below normal, those trees have had a hard time taking root.
From the folk & jugband sounds of her first recordings, through a great classic country focus (including her tribute album to Loretta Lynn), to a '60s UK garage rock and Chicago blues sound on "Sea of Tears", Boston-based Eilen Jewell has tastefully crafted a variety of styles to match her beautiful voice and delivery. "The Queen of the Minor Key" returns to Studio B Thursday before her evening show in Asheville.
Employing a "sound-on-sound" technique of twin piano playing that was new for the reel-to-reel recording technology of the time (hence the title?), Bill Evans added a whole new dimension to jazz with this 1963 album.
"'Round Midnight", "Spartacus Love Theme", "Bemsha Swing".... Wonderful interpretations/conversations for your Monday night as we celebrate Evans' birthday this week.
Those of us who live in Western North Carolina are very aware of the fact that one of the most amazing walking trails is right in our backyard. The Appalachian Trail is so convenient to the many devoted hikers in our region, that we tend to forget it isn't all just ours. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, however, is dedicated to the care of the Trail from one end to the other, in all of the states connected by it.