Monday, October 3, 2016

Not Dead Yet is a Must Read Memoir by @PhilCollinsFeed

Phil Collins pulls no punches—about himself, his life, or the ecstasy and heartbreak that’s inspired his music. In his much-awaited memoir, Not Dead Yet: The Memoir, he tells the story of his epic career, with an auspicious debut at age 11 in a crowd shot from the Beatles’ legendary film A Hard Day’s Night. A drummer since almost before he could walk, Collins received on the job training in the seedy, thrilling bars and clubs of 1960s swinging London before finally landing the drum seat in Genesis. Soon, he would step into the spotlight on vocals after the departure of Peter Gabriel and begin to stockpile the songs that would rocket him to international fame with the release of Face Value and “In the Air Tonight.” Whether he’s recalling jamming with Eric Clapton and Robert Plant, pulling together a big band fronted by Tony Bennett, or writing the music for Disney’s smash-hit animated Tarzan, Collins’s storytelling chops never waver. And of course he answers the pressing question on everyone’s mind: just what does “Sussudio” mean?

Not Dead Yet: The Memoir, is Phil Collins’s candid, witty, unvarnished story of the songs and shows, the hits and pans, his marriages and divorces, the ascents to the top of the charts and into the tabloid headlines. As one of only three musicians to sell 100 million records both in a group and as a solo artist, Collins breathes rare air, but has never lost his touch at crafting songs from the heart that touch listeners around the globe. That same touch is on magnificent display here, especially as he unfolds his harrowing descent into darkness after his “official” retirement in 2007, and the profound, enduring love that helped save him. This is Phil Collins as you’ve always known him, but also as you’ve never heard him before.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Murfreesboro Man Charged with Threatening to Murder Member of United States Congress

A Murfreesboro, Tennessee, man was taken into custody by FBI agents and U.S. Capitol Police, after a criminal complaint was issued, charging him with threatening to murder a United States official and transmitting in interstate commerce, a communication containing a threat, announced U.S. Attorney David Rivera for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Agents arrested Keahiokahouna Stewart, 36, at his Murfreesboro home this morning without incident.

According to the criminal complaint, beginning in August and continuing through Sept. 12, Stewart sent threatening emails and posted threatening videos to Instagram accounts, which he created. In an email dated on Aug. 19, Stewart specifically indicates that he will fly from Nashville to Honolulu, Hawaii, on Nov. 1, with the intent to shoot people at the Princess Jonah Federal Building. The specific targets of these threats were U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono, who represents the state of Hawaii and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, who represents the 2nd District for the state of Hawaii.

The complaint outlines that beginning in November 2013, Stewart sent a series of “Grievances” to various U.S. officials and departments, including President Barack Obama, Senator Hirono and Congresswoman Gabbard, inquiring about Stewart’s social security number. Stewart falsely believed that his social security number had been duplicated and issued to a fellow soldier he met while stationed at Camp Stanley in Korea, in 2002. In subsequent correspondence to the Social Security Administration and Department of Defense, Stewart demands he be awarded 100 percent disability and $50 billion.

As set forth in the complaint, Stewart’s actions continued to be investigated by law enforcement including a May 2015 visit to Senator Hirono’s office in Washington, D.C., which resulted in the U.S. Capitol Police being called. In subsequent Facebook and Instagram posts, Stewart continued to post comments about the issue and display photos of himself with firearms. In an Instagram video posted by Stewart on Sept. 8, he states that he is flying to Honolulu on Nov. 1, and will be traveling with an AR-15 and two handguns. Stewart further states that he has already shipped a silencer for one of the handguns and that it is stored in a garage in Waianae, Hawaii.

Investigators recently determined that Stewart had purchased an airline ticket to travel from Nashville to Honolulu on Nov. 1, however it had been “exchanged,” which would allow the ticket holder to travel on any other date.

If convicted, Stewart faces up to 10 years in prison on the charge of threatening to murder a U.S. official and up to five years in prison on the charge of communicating threats through interstate commerce.

American Idol: The Untold Story

The never-before-told story of the fascinating history of America's former most popular television show, from a veteran journalist with deep access to the judges, contestants, and crew of "American Idol," revealing the stories readers can't find elsewhere.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

#BorntoRun by Bruce @Springsteen is a Must Read!

“Writing about yourself is a funny business…But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I’ve tried to do this.” —Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run.

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That’s how this extraordinary autobiography began.

Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to these pages the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as “The Big Bang”: seeing Elvis Presley’s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. He vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song “Born to Run” reveals more than we previously realized.

Born to Run will be revelatory for anyone who has ever enjoyed Bruce Springsteen, but this book is much more than a legendary rock star’s memoir. This is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll.

Rarely has a performer told his own story with such force and sweep. Like many of his songs (“Thunder Road,” “Badlands,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” “The River,” “Born in the U.S.A.,” “The Rising,” and “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” to name just a few), Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography is written with the lyricism of a singular songwriter and the wisdom of a man who has thought deeply about his experiences.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Ashley Judd's "All That is Bitter and Sweet: A Memoir"

Ashley Judd is best known as the acclaimed actress in films such as De Lovely and Double Jeopardy, but these days she is more likely to be found wading through an African refugee camp or Asian brothel than on a film set. For most of the past decade Judd has been visiting human rights hotspots around the world to spread the word of hope, health, and gender equality on behalf of one of the leading public health nonprofits, PSI/YouthAIDS. Her work has put her in the company of Bono, Bill Clinton, and other world leaders in the battle against disease and poverty and in advocating grassroots programs to improve the lives of women and children.

Memories of her own painful childhood inspired Judd to reach out to those in desperate need, especially abused and abandoned girls. She writes movingly of friends such as Kausar, an AIDS sufferer in the slums of Mumbai who becomes an activist and peer-educator, and heroes such as Dr. Rene, who lends his heart and soul to keep the sex workers of Madagascar from contracting and spreading HIV.

Judd also describes her own personal spiritual journey of discovery that takes place during the interludes between her trips overseas. Through being of service to others, she unlocks the door to her own unsettled past, including an abusive childhood, and later on, her issues with co-dependency and depression. Through the act of bearing witness to others, Judd finds her own path to healing.  Her recovery becomes integral to her ability to continue her humanitarian work. It reaffirms what her faith teaches her: “When I change myself I help change the whole world.”

Judd recorded her experiences both abroad and at home in more than five hundred pages of journal entries, which she has woven into a highly personal and powerful memoir about change, hope, and human transformation.

All That Is Bitter and Sweet: A Memoir.

Monday, July 11, 2016

The @MusicCityFW Grand Tasting Chef Showcase Chef Lineup #MusicCityFW

The Music City Food + Wine Festival Grand Tasting is a tasting event on Saturday and Sunday from Nashville's top restaurants paired with wine, beer, and spirits from standout national and international beverage creators. From 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday, guests are invited to the Grand Tasting to take a bite out of Nashville's finest culinary creations.

2016 Grand Tasting Chef Showcase Chef Lineup

Kahlil Arnold (Arnold's Country Kitchen) • Salvador Avila (Prima) • Kristin Beringson (Silo) • Matt Bolus (The 404 Kitchen) • Chris Carter (Porter Road Butcher) • Carey Bringle (Peg Leg Porker) • Larry Carlile (Americano) • Jessica Benefield + Trey Burnette (Two Ten Jack) • Jay Flatley (Tavern) • Trey Cioccia (The Farm House) • Matt Farley (Southern Steak & Oyster and Acme Feed & Seed) • Maneet Chauhan (Chauhan Ale & Masala House) • Nick Hertel (Merchants) • Josh Habiger (Bastion) • Sarah Gavigan (Little Octopus, Otaku Ramen, Pop Nashville) • Philip Krajeck (Rolf & Daughters) • Brandon Frohne (Holler & Dash Biscuit House) • Daniel Lindley (5th & Taylor and Alleia) • John Lasater (Hattie B's Hot Chicken) • Andrew Little (Josephine) • Hal H. Holden-Bache (Lockeland Table) • Travis McShane (Adele's) • Deb Paquette (Etch and Etc) • Margot McCormick (Margot CafĂ©) • Jason McConnell (McConnell Hospitality Group) • James Peisker (Porter Road Butcher) • Nick Pellegrino (Mangia Nashville Focacceria, Bar & Ristorante) • Giovanni Pinato (Giovanni Ristorante) • Kyle Patterson (Sinema Restaurant & Bar) • Vasisht Ramasubramanian (The Hook) • Nina Sayasack (Thai Esane) • David Tieman (Five Points Pizza) • Ryan Poli (Catbird Seat) • Levon Wallace (Cochon Butcher) • Bryan Lee Weaver (Butcher & Bee Nashville) • Kaelin Ulrich Trilling (Bajo Sexto) • Andrew Whitney (Virago) • Jason Zygmont (The Treehouse) • Karl Worley (Biscuit Love)

Monday, June 27, 2016

Nonstop Service on @FlyFrontier from @Fly_Nashville to @LASairport

Nashville International Airport (BNA) announced Frontier Airlines will begin daily nonstop service to Las VegasSave on trips to Las Vegas, Nev. Tickets are now available for purchase, and service begins Sept. 6.

“Frontier’s decision to grow its Nashville operations speaks volumes about our region’s thriving business climate and expanding tourism and convention industry,” said Rob Wigington, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. “The addition of new carriers to existing destinations increases flight options for our passengers and helps keep air fares affordable. That’s great news all around.”

Frontier is offering special introductory fares as low as $69 one-way.

BNA is currently served by 12 airlines and offers 390 daily flights. Nashville International Airport provides nonstop air service to more than 50 destinations.

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