Monty Python star and travel documentary maker Michael Palin, 1960s supermodel Twiggy, and acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan have joined a long list of stars from the world of entertainment, sports and the arts to be honoured by the Queen. See the full Welsh list here They are joined in the 2019 New Year Honours List by three British divers who have been awarded MBEs for helping to save a youth football team trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand during the summer. Four other British cave divers involved in the operation are also receiving civilian gallantry awards for exceptional bravery protecting others. The 2019 New Year Honours List has 1,148 recipients which also includes 43 people recognised for their acts responding to the terror attacks in Manchester and London in 2017. A Queen's Commendation for Bravery also goes to 14-year-old Joe Rowlands who saved his father Paul from drowning after their kayak capsized off Anglesey. Best-selling author Philip Pullman, who credits … [Read more...] about The full Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for 2019
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Supermodel Twiggy, Python Michael Palin and England manager Gareth Southgate are among more than 1,000 people awarded in the New Year Honours 2019. The list celebrates heroes - from 43 responders to terror attacks, to the divers who stunned the world in the Thai cave rescue. But there are also awards for Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan, Downton Abbey's Jim Carter and authors Philip Pullman and Margaret Atwood. And a cronyism row is set to brew after Theresa May rewarded big business chiefs who just happen to back her Brexit deal. There are plenty of famous faces in the honours list - but far more people who quietly work away at doing good for their communities. So to honour them all, we’ve reproduced the list in full - and highlights - below. New Year Honours 2019 in numbers Overall, 1,148 recipients are named in the 2019 New Year list. That includes the 43 people recognised for their acts responding to the terror attacks in Manchester and London in 2017. Some 544 women … [Read more...] about New Year Honours list 2019 in full
Linda Oh plays the bass. Acoustic and electric, in trios, quartets, quintets, and sextets led by some of the best musicians in contemporary jazz. She’s 31, was born in Malaysia and raised in Australia, is of Chinese descent, and has lived in New York City, still the epicenter of jazz, for the past twelve years. In that time, through hard work, pluck (sorry), and great skill, her reputation has steadily grown, and she’s quietly become a star in jazz circles. She has sat in on countless recording sessions, gigs all around town at venues small — where they pass around a tin can — and large, and increasingly tours the country and the world. Linda Oh is a sideman, or rather, a sidewoman. She is, you might say, almost famous. Like many sidemen, Oh is also an aspiring bandleader. But if jazz is a notoriously tough sell, bass players are even tougher. Essential as the instrument is to time and rhythm, and as voluptuous its presence on the bandstand, it often fades … [Read more...] about Almost Famous, Almost Broke: How Does a Jazz Musician Make It in New York Now?
Chris Jordan Asbury Park Press Published 6:44 p.m. UTC Aug 31, 2018 Labor Day weekend is always a biggie in clubland at the Jersey Shore. Here’s the best of the best of area DJs and cover band shows this weekend. Remember, don’t drink and drive, and when you leave the club, be quiet so the neighbors don’t get mad at you — or mad at the club. We definitely want you in party mode next year. Borgata Premiere Nightclub What's new with hip-hop producing legend Lil Jon? Fans can customize a video with Lil Jon as part of a Stok cold brew coffee promotion. Visit stokyourself.com for more info. As for the Jersey Shore, he's coming through this Labor Day weekend with a DJ set 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Borgata Premire Nightclub in Atlantic City. All we have to say is yeahhhh! Lil Jon, 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, Borgata Premire Nightclub, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City. $20. www.premierborgata.com. More: Labor Day 2018: Where to party at the Jersey … [Read more...] about The 8 hottest 2018 Labor Day weekend parties at the Jersey Shore
By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli Published 2:38 pm CDT, Friday, August 24, 2018 Alabama Fried green tomato salad with crabmeat Description: Unripe tomatoes coated in cornmeal and fried. Where to find in Houston: Yelp.com/friedgreentomatoes Alabama Fried green tomato salad with crabmeat Description: Unripe tomatoes coated in cornmeal and fried. Where to find in Houston: Yelp.com/friedgreentomatoes Photo: Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News Alaska Reindeer sausage Description: Sausage made from reindeer meat. Where to find in Houston: The Exotic Meat Market is your best bet. Alaska Reindeer sausage Description: Sausage made from reindeer meat. Where to find in Houston: The Exotic Meat Market is your best bet. Photo: JENNIFER WHITNEY, For The Express-News Arizona Chimichangas Description: A deep-fried burrito typically filled with rice, … [Read more...] about The most iconic dish from every state, where to find it in Houston