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Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic, Summit County Executive Russ Pry to teach "Buck Stops Here" class at University of Akron

Akron mayor Don Plusquellic at the city's Municipal Building on Wed. Aug 31, 2011, during his most recent reelection campaign.


Related Topix: Akron, OH, University of Akron, Summit County, OH, Buck

Madden 15 Gameplay! (So Much Rage!!)

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

Monday | Phoenix New Times

Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week, 8/18 to 8/21

Check out our picks for the best shows happening in Phoenix this week. Don't forget the browse our comprehensive music listings if you'd like more options.


Related Topix: Suburban Legends

Monday | Foster's Daily Democrat

Fans enjoy music, food and friends at 18th annual Hookfest

Hannah Allen/Democrat photo Friends Mike Cristiensen, Ricky La Vache, Evan Masley, Nick Griffin and Madeline Allen celebrate Hookfest together on Saturday.


Sun Aug 17, 2014

Hot Air

Sunday reflection: Matthew 15:21-28

"Sunday Reflection" is a regular feature, looking at the specific readings used in today's Mass in Catholic parishes around the world.


Related Topix: Sidon, MS, Israel, World News, Middle East, The Israelites, US News

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Mission Mission

Calling all rudeboys and rudegirls: Too Much Pressure at thee Parkside tonight

Well, hopefully my sharkskin suit still fits. Tonight at thee Parkside , Too Much Pressure, an all star 2-tone ska tribute band gonna be playing skankable hits from the '80s.


Related Topix: Let's Go Bowling, The Mission (San Francisco, CA)

WNYC-AM New York

Ernest Ranglin: Tiny Desk Concert

At 82, legendary guitarist Ernest Ranglin still plays the ska, reggae and jazz that he's championed and helped perfect for more than half a century.


Related Topix: Ernest Ranglin, Jazz, New Orleans


Bhimrao's Sharp Arrow

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar always feared that the Hindus, specifically the caste Hindus, whom he often addressed with the cold appellation - Touchables - would gang up communally, pose as a political majority, and run away with what he called the 'title deeds' of democracy.


Related Topix: The Untouchables


Radio rock DJ Robin Valk tells his inside stories about Midland musicians

The BRMB pioneer has now turned his posts into an e-book called Survivors, documenting the rise and fall of a tough music industry.


Related Topix: The English Beat

Fri Aug 15, 2014


What are the main risks of after-hours trading?

Traditional stock market trading hours in the United States run from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.


Related Topix: Eastern Standard Time

Redmond Reporter

Dirty Heads will get their groove on at Marymoor this Sunday

Dirty Heads, a reggae band from Huntington Beach, Calif., with a melodic style that includes hip hop and ska punk genres, will be joined by similar-sounding band Pepper on Sunday at Marymoor Park.


Related Topix: Huntington Beach, CA, Pepper

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Log Cabin Democrat

How Many Times Around This Mountain

The African American experience from its earliest days was characterized by Exodus narrative.


Related Topix: The Israelites

Austin American Statesman

Austin Music Source: Friday music picks: Ruthie Foster, the Relatives, RX Bandits

Ruthie Foster CD release in-store at Waterloo Records. Will "Promise of a Brand New Day" finally be the record that gets Foster a Grammy? The Austin singer's last two studio albums, 2009's "The Truth According to Ruthie Foster" and 2012's "Let It Burn," were nominated in blues categories, though Foster's music draws as much from folk, gospel and ... (more)


Related Topix: RX Bandits, Hardcore, Austin, TX, Hard-Rock

Cornish Guardian

Festival favourites at your leisure

BASED alt-ska band Imperial Leisure have been bracing the festival and gig circuit for over a decade now.


Related Topix: Less Than Jake

Wed Aug 13, 2014

City Paper

Kill Lincoln at Black Cat Backstage: Sunday, Aug. 17

My first show at the 9:30 Club was Reel Big Fish. This was in 1999, when the third-wave ska band was already deeply uncool; the crowd was full of underage girls and boys skanking all over the dance floor.


Related Topix: Reel Big Fish

Sydney Morning Herald

Meredith festival lineup announced

Wu Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah, the Lemonheads, De La Soul, ska legends the Skatalites and Mark Lanegan are among the big name acts playing at this year's Meredith Music Festival, from December 12 to 14. Philadelphia band The War On Drugs, announced several weeks ago and whose latest album Lost In A Dream is likely to feature in many end of year ... (more)


Related Topix: The Skatalites, The War on Drugs

Warrnambool Standard

Meredith 2014 lineup announced

THE Meredith Music Festival always provides an awesomely eclectic mix of bands, merging the best of the new with modern classics.


Related Topix: Supernatural, The Skatalites, Punk

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

De Palma's - Phantom of the Paradise' rocks on Blu-ray

The first is that this 1974 rock opera came from director Brian De Palma perching like an odd bird of melodramatic camp on a resume that includes "Carrie," "Scarface" and "The Untouchables."


Related Topix: Horror Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Phantom of the Paradise, Musical Movies, The Untouchables, Arts, History Movies, Crime Movies, Carrie, Drama Movies, Opera

Warsaw Voice

Not only for reggae fans

International reggae stars will flock to the picturesque Mazuria Lake District for the Ostroda Reggae Festival, which is being held Aug. 14-17.


Related Topix: World News, Poland, The Skatalites, Reggae


The 'Untouchables': The Tradition of Chhaupadi in Nepal

The following photographs were taken September 2013 in Kathmandu and Surkhet District, in Nepal .


Related Topix: The Untouchables, Nepal, World News, Asia,

Mon Aug 11, 2014

The Interrupters bring the ska, punk, and fun on self-titled debut album

The quick upstroke on a guitar, fueled by a rapid drum beat are signatures of the modern movement of ska , having originated in Jamaica with a more calypso feel, modernized and punked up in the late 80's and early 90's with bands Operation Ivy, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Save Ferris, No Doubt, and of course, Rancid .


Related Topix: Punk, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Rancid, The Specials