Travis M. Andrews, The Washington Post Published 6:13 am CDT, Monday, July 15, 2019 Photo: Hero Images/Getty Images/Hero Images >> Check out free things to do in Houston this summer >> Check out free things to do in Houston this summer We started drinking white wine in the car, my then-girlfriend and I, stuck as we were in the parking lot while rain thundered down in sheets. Merriweather Post Pavilion, the Maryland amphitheater where the National and the Dirty Projectors would play that night, sat only a few feet away, but dashing to our seats would have been like hopping into a pool. But there we were. So we decided to chance it. Fast-forward an hour. Our clothes were drenched to the point that obscenity charges could be levied. The place was nearly empty, and yet the grass had already transformed to mud, well before the National took the stage. A miserable-looking dad marched his rain-weary … [Read more...] about Stop pretending you’re having fun at this outdoor concert
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PUBLISHED: 20:00 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke Freddie Mercury, lead singer with the rock group Queen pictured at Live Aid. Photo: PA Wire This month it’s 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston. Buddy Holly (aircrash)February 3, 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that rock ‘n’ roll superstar Buddy Holly died in an air-crash alongside fellow singers Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.Bespectacled Buddy Holly had swiftly developed a love for rock ‘n’ roll after opening for Elvis Presley on tour dates in Texas during 1955. His style swiftly changed from country to rock and he became a prolific songwriter, penning such all-time classics as That’ll Be The Day, Peggy-Sue, … [Read more...] about How old were these stars when they died?
Video PUBLISHED: 19:14 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke David Bowie - one of the many great musicians we lost too soon Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire Archant This month marks 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. He is one of many brilliant musicians who have gone too soon. Elvis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday all died too young, along with George Michael, Kurt Cobain and David Bowie. You can only wonder at what music they still had to make.John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix were both making new albums at the time of their deaths and nearly all of them were haunted by demons and by the pressures of fame which pushed them towards addiction. It frightening to see so many lives cut tragically short. Here are 15 great music stars who died before their time. Buddy Holly (aircrash) – February 3 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that … [Read more...] about How old were stars like David Bowie when they died?
By Brady Macdonald | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: January 16, 2019 at 6:33 am | UPDATED: January 16, 2019 at 6:36 am A day at Disneyland is usually fun in the sun thanks to Southern California’s reputation for year-round sunshine — unless you happen to show up at the theme park on one of the 23 days when it rains each year on average in Anaheim. This will go down as one of the rainiest weeks of the year in Anaheim, with the forecast calling for showers stretching into the weekend. While Disneyland remains open during the rain, some parks such as Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain have closed for the day because of the inclement weather this week. But with a little bit of planning and preparation, a rainy day at Disneyland can be nearly as fun as a sun-filled day at the park. And the one big upside about braving a storm to visit Disneyland? Fewer people mean shorter lines for rides. Here’s our 12 tips for staying dry and having fun at … [Read more...] about 12 essential tips for enjoying Disneyland in the rain
By Michael Edwards on Nov 27, 2018 in Adventure Travel, Africa, Regions, South Africa, Speciality Travel The Khomani San were a people who forgot their identity after they had been expelled from their ancient homelands to create the South Africa’s Gemsbok National Park in 1931. By the 1990s perhaps just fifty men and women remembered their proud heritage. For over 20,000 years the tribe had lived in the red sands and fitful scrub of the Kalahari. The tribe we nearly lost The arrival of white settlers who classed the indigenous population as “vermin” made life increasingly difficult. As recently as 1927 the South African government issued a permit allowing a bushman to be hunted down. The hunters had become the hunted. After the fall of apartheid, a handful of Khomani San made a claim in the courts for compensation for the land they had lost. They won the case. People who sensed they might be Khomani San traced their family roots, sometimes took DNA tests, and … [Read more...] about 8 reasons why you should walk with a bushman