How ironic that after naming their new album “Life Is Good on the Open Road,” Minnesota’s acoustic rock stars Trampled by Turtles are having their best summer ever right here at home. After selling out and breaking an attendance record at Duluth’s Bayfront Festival Park in early July, the bluegrassy Americana sextet turned in what’s bound to be the biggest concert of the year at this year’s Minnesota State Fair. It was also Trampled’s largest gig ever in their native state, and you could tell by their ultra-focused and swiftly paced performance they knew this was a big one. Final attendance for Saturday’s show was listed at 15,627. No homegrown act has brought that many people to the State Fair grandstand since Duluth’s other semifamous musical son, Bob Dylan, played there in 1993 with Santana when the venue had a larger configuration. With no seats on the grandstand’s plaza level Saturday, the sprawling crowd in front of the … [Read more...] about Sold-out grandstand crowd gives Trampled by Turtles an amped-up homecoming
Musical identical mirror twins Nalani & Sarina dropped their voices to a whisper as if they were about to disclose the secret of the universe. “We don’t say our ages generally,” they offered simultaneously. Understandable because if forced to reveal their life journey in years, the power couple might confess their eternal lives as spiritual world travelers, in existence since the beginning of time, related to Greek mythological Gemini cohorts Castor and Pollux. Perhaps 2nd century AD astronomer Ptolemy watched them race through the Cosmos. Advertisement Nalani and Sarina this time around had a short-term residence as babies birthed in Trenton then returning to their hometown of Flemington, remained in place long enough last Thursday night to deliver a universal message of inclusion. Nalani & Sarina surged as undercard performers for the sixth installment of the Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series at Mill Hill Park. With rich vocal harmonies, … [Read more...] about L.A. Parker: Nalani & Sarina deliver musical joy beyond their years in latest Levitt AMP Music Series
April 10, 2018 9:46 AM Not plain old vanilla, these Buttermilk blueberry popsicles will be a hit as desserts at your next dinner party. Ellise Pierce Special to the Star-Telegram i By Ellise Pierce Special to the Star-Telegram LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story Spring marks the beginning of so many things. The first sweet strawberries. Stalks of tart rhubarb. Blueberries, a little bit later. Elements of the season that are bright and ask only for gentle treatment to bring out their best flavor.I would like to say that these well-loved fruits are symbolic of the softness of the spring, but as I write this from my kitchen in North Texas, we have gone from a humid 81 degrees to a blistering overnight freeze that’s still hanging on this morning.Spring is not the easiest of seasons in Texas. Luckily, what it brings can be.I don’t believe in gussying up desserts just for the sake of being fancy. In Paris, contrary … [Read more...] about Spring brings berries, and with them, simple dessert recipes
The photo, posted on Twitter, might be a still life; the accompanying tweet, a statement of belief: "Green garbanzo hummus, runny egg, yogurt cheese, beets. Everything I want." The picture shows the dish arranged artfully on a beautiful wooden board, a long slice of toasted bread resting alongside the deep purple beets and the sunny orbs of soft egg. Posted by Jessica Koslow, the owner of Sqirl, the tweet is a siren song; resistance is futile.I'm out the door, in my car, heading to Virgil Avenue. "Everything I want." It often seems that, more than anyone else in town, Koslow has figured out how to make that happen — Sqirl has everything I want, on one plate, over and over again.Like what? Like a bowl of Kokuho Rose brown rice with sorrel pesto, preserved Meyer lemon, black radish, French sheep feta and a silken poached egg, amped up subtly at the edges with hot sauce. The lemon is so assertive as to make me pucker, the feta generously creamy, the hearty rice intensely nutty and … [Read more...] about Sqirl Review: Jessica Koslow’s Tiny Restaurant Is Serving Some of the Best Food in L.A.
Dartmouth campus in the late 80s. Dartmouth College Library U.S. College Drinking Binge Drinking Colleges and Universities Dartmouth A young man leans against a bar. He is bearded and gaunt, radiating hipster vibes. All around him, the club, like so many others on the frayed edges of Manhattan’s Financial District, fills with bankers and lawyers. As evening deepens, things get ever more rowdy, and the young man, who seems lonely, looks ever more so.But this is not an ordinary night at an ordinary bar. On this rainy spring evening, the M1-5 Lounge has been commandeered by alumni of Dartmouth College (including the writers of this article, who both graduated about a decade ago) for a beer pong tournament, which explains the many young graduates gathered around a half-dozen wooden tables crowded with cups of watery beer. Eventually, after a full six hours, two champions will emerge from this boozy haze. And then everyone will step out into the wet Manhattan night and become … [Read more...] about America’s Best and Drunkest