Knoxville News Sentinel
The Knoxville News Sentinel is a daily newspaper in Knoxville, United States, owned by the Gannett Company. The newspaper was formed in 1926 from the merger of two competing newspapers: The Knoxville News and The Knoxville Sentinel. John Trevis Hearn began publishing The Sentinel in December 1886, while The News was started in 1921 by Robert P. Scripps and Roy W. Howard; the two merged in 1926, with the first edition of The Knoxville News-Sentinel appearing on November 21 of that year. The editor from 1921 to 1931, Edward J. Meeman was sent to Memphis to edit the since defunct Memphis Press-Scimitar. In 1986, the News-Sentinel became a morning paper, with the other paper in Knoxville, the Knoxville Journal, becoming an evening paper; the Journal ceased publication as a daily in 1991, when the joint operating agreement between the two papers expired. In 2002, the paper dropped the hyphen from its name to become the Knoxville News Sentinel; as of April 3, 2017, the News Sentinel's president is Frank E Rosamond Sr.
As of May 2017, its editor is Jack McElroy of the Rocky Mountain News Knoxnews.com has won many national awards, including winning three 2008 Digital Edge Awards from the Newspaper Association of America for best overall news website, most innovative user-participation and best site design. The News Sentinel has sponsored four winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee: 1940: Laura Kuykendall – "therapy" 1960: Henry Feldman – "eudaemonic" 1963: Glen Van Slyke III – "equipage" 1994: Ned Andrews – "antediluvian" List of newspapers in Tennessee "2007 Top 100 Daily Newspapers in the U. S. by Circulation". BurrellesLuce. March 31, 2007. Retrieved May 31, 2007. Lester, Connie L. "Knoxville News-Sentinel". Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved November 8, 2006. "Scripps Newspapers: Knoxville News Sentinel". The E. W. Scripps Company. Archived from the original on October 20, 2006. Retrieved November 8, 2006. Mooney, Jack. A History of Tennessee Newspapers. Official website Other internet properties owned by the Knoxville News Sentinel Knoxville Information Guide Knoxville Book of Lists University of Tennessee sports news coverage From Papers to Pixels - an effort by the Knox County Public Library system to create a digital archive of the News Sentinel spanning the years 1922 to 1990
Old City, Knoxville
The Old City is a neighborhood in Knoxville, United States, located at the northeast corner of the city's downtown area. Part of a raucous and vice-ridden section of town known as "The Bowery," the Old City has since been revitalized through extensive redevelopment efforts carried out during the 1980s through the present; the Old City is an offbeat urban neighborhood, home to several unique restaurants, bars and shops. In spite of its name, the Old City is not the oldest section of Knoxville. Most of the neighborhood was not part of the city until the 1850s, when the arrival of the railroad encouraged the city to annex the areas north of Vine Avenue; the railroad brought an influx of Irish immigrants, who established the Old City's first saloons and shops. After the Civil War, Knoxville developed into one of the southeast's largest wholesaling centers. Wholesalers built large warehouses, such as the ones along Jackson Avenue, where rural East Tennessee merchants came to buy the goods with which they stocked their general stores.
By the early 1900s, Central Street was lined with brothels. Violent crime and prostitution continued to be a problem into the 1960s, causing many of the neighborhood's businesses to flee the area. Beginning in the 1970s, successful redevelopment efforts led by Kristopher Kendrick and Peter Calandruccio revitalized the neighborhood. In 1985, most of the neighborhood's historic buildings were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Southern Terminal and Warehouse Historic District; the Old City is concentrated around the intersection of Central Street and Jackson Avenue, adjacent to the Southern Terminal tracks and railyard. The neighborhood is bounded by Magnolia Avenue on the north, Gay Street on the west, Summit Hill Drive on the south, the interstate overpasses on the east. Interstate 40 passes just north of the Old City, is accessible via the Downtown Loop from Summit Hill Drive. During the first half of the 19th century, Knoxville's northward expansion was slow. By 1852, Vine Avenue marked the city's northern limits.
The establishment of Market Square in 1854 and the arrival of the railroad in 1855 catalyzed development north of the city, by the end of 1855 the city's limits had pushed northward to what is now Emory Place. The arrival of the railroad had a major impact on the city's cultural makeup, as hundreds of Irish immigrants arrived in town to help construct the railroad tracks and facilities. Many of these immigrants settled in what is now the Old City, so much so that at one point the area was known as "Irish Town." After the Civil War, Irish businessmen began building saloons and shops along Central Street that served the city's railroad traffic. Among these businesses was a saloon built by Patrick Sullivan, which operated out of a wooden structure before Sullivan erected the elaborate brick building that still stands at the corner of Central and Jackson. In 1869, Knoxville's two main rail lines merged to form the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad, which in subsequent years constructed or acquired over 2,500 miles of track across the southeast, leading to a wholesaling and industrial boom in the city.
By 1886, several factories had moved into the Old City. The Burr and Terry Sash Factory stood at what is now the intersection of Jackson; the four-story City Mills plant and the Beach's Marble Works finishing mill stood along Depot, the Elridge Carriage Factory operated near the modern corner of Central and Summit Hill. By the early 1900s, Central Street had developed into a raucous area known as "The Bowery," after the New York neighborhood of similar repute. A 1900 article described the Bowery as being "congregated by nine-tenths of the criminal element" of Knoxville, according to historian Jack Neely, "saloons, cocaine parlors, gambling dens, poolrooms" lined Central from the tracks to the river. Florida Street, which ran adjacent to Central prior to expressway construction, developed into a red-light district known as "Friendly Town."Bar fights and shootouts were not uncommon at the Bowery's saloons. The most well-known of the Bowery's gunfights occurred at Ike Jones' bar on Central on December 13, 1901, when outlaw Kid Curry shot two Knoxville police officers.
Curry was captured and jailed, but managed to escape. The shooting became a rallying cry for the city's prohibitionists, who shouted down Knoxville mayor Samuel Heiskell with chants of "Harvey Logan" during a rally on Market Square in 1907. Peace Corps "progenitor" James Herman Robinson grew up in a polluted and disease-ridden slum known as "The Bottoms," which lay adjacent to the Bowery on the banks of First Creek. In his autobiography, Road Without Turning, Robinson describes the Bottoms as the "lowest" part of Knoxville, "geographically and economically." He joined a gang which hung out at the corner of Central and Vine, where they witnessed "every lewd act and heard every vile phrase descriptive of it."While the Bowery was one of the most crime-ridden sections of Knoxville, it was one of the most diverse, was one of the few parts of town where black-owned businesses functioned next to white-owned businesses. Black-owned businesses in the neighborhood included the Gem Theater, the Dogan-Gaither Motel, Gleaner Printing Company, Easley's Grocery.
In the early 1900s, Greek immigrant Constantine Stergiokis opened one of Knoxville's first Greek restaurants along Central. After citywide prohibition shut down Knoxville's saloons, the Italian-American
The Pietasters are an American eight-piece ska/soul band hailing from Washington, D. C. with additional members from Maryland and Virginia. In 1990, a group of friends were attending college at Virginia Tech in the mountains of Virginia. Among them were Stephen Jackson and Chris Watt, who had dabbled in playing punk rock covers. Soon after, a mutual friend, Tal Bayer, began attending nearby Radford University, he was interested in ska and rugby and suggested that they form a ska band. After recruiting a high school friend, Tom Goodin, an architecture classmate, Ben Gauslin, The Slugs were born. Soon, they were skipping classes, melding ska, R & B, punk rock while practicing for hours to learn songs by Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Burial, The Skatalites, The Business, The Four Skins and others; the name The Slugs was taken and the band needed a new name. For a few months, the name was changed to the Dancecrashers, it was too similar to another ska band out west, so the search for a new name continued.
Some British neighbors used to refer to the heftier guys in the band as Pietasters, British slang for "fat guys", chanting "They'll eat your pies, they'll tell you lies, you won't believe the bastards' size! The Pietasters!" This was part of a British football chant, was based on the Macc Lads tune "Fat Bastard", the original lyrics being "He'll eat your pies, he'll tell you lies, You wouldn't believe that fat bastard's size". Continuing the Macc Lads theme, the band's name may have been based on the Macc Lads single, Pietaster. One way or the other, the name stuck and The Pietasters were born. While in the midst of the name change, the newly formed Pietasters managed to convince the local college booking agency to fly in their heroes Bad Manners from England to perform at the school auditorium at Virginia Tech, with themselves conveniently as the opening act; this was their first official performance, their prior performances relegated to the living room of Chris and Steve's rental house, where they had built a stage in the living room and threw shows on the weekends.
The two bands became close friends and toured the U. S. and Europe together. In the early 1990s, a similar band from the DC area, The Skunks, asked The Pietasters to play a local ska night at a bar in Georgetown. Soon, they were playing every dive bar in Maryland and Virginia; the manager of one such bar, Nick Nichols, befriended the band and helped them record their first record, The Pietasters, more known as Piestomp. In the summer of 1993, The Pietasters set out on their first national tour in a used school bus they'd bought for $900; the tour was haphazard, with stops in Ohio, Oregon and many in Canada. By the end of the tour all of the original members quit the band. To this day, only trumpeter Carlos Linares and lead singer Steve Jackson remain as original members; the Pietasters auditioned many players and decided on Jeremy Roberts, Toby Hansen, Alan Makranczy as their horn players, Rob Steward on drums, Paul Ackerman on keys. Tom Goodin remained on guitar; the new line-up continued to tour whenever possible, soon attracted the attention of Bucket Hingley, front man of The Toasters and owner of Moon Ska Records.
He asked if The Pietasters wanted to be a part of a tour package called "Skavoovie 94". The Pietasters accepted and were soon touring with The Toasters and The Scofflaws, performed with a variety of other artists, including No Doubt, the Dance Hall Crashers, Let's Go Bowling, the Skatalites; the tour was much more organized than their last outing and proved to be educational. By the end of the tour, The Pietasters were scheduled to record Oolooloo on Moon Ska with Victor Rice producing. Oolooloo came out in the summer of 1995, after which bassist Chris Watt left the Pietasters to perform with Eastern Standard Time, Todd Eckhart moved from rhythm guitar to bass. In 1995, a long-time fan of the band and the lead singer of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Dicky Barrett, showed up at one of their shows in Providence, Rhode Island; the Pietasters were considering breaking up, but Dicky offered to take them on the road over the next few years. As the Pietasters continued to tour the country, they recorded Strapped Live! between stops in the Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and The Black Cat in Washington, DC.
Strapped Live! was released in 1996 and became a fan favorite and the closest thing to a live Pietasters show. Throughout this period, The Pietasters had been recording new songs, re-recording older ones, recording some covers; the results ended up as a new/compilation album and the song selection foreshadowed their next release. Meanwhile, the band filmed their first video in 1996, a live video filmed at the Scooter Rally and F'n Rock Party they produced at an old outdoor soul venue called Wilmer's Alley in Brandywine, Maryland; the video was filmed by Burning Toast Productions and featured scenes of the festival and live performance of the Pietasters playing their Jimmy Holiday cover, "The New Breed". While touring with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, the band made a stop in Los Angeles. Backstage at the show, Tim Armstrong from Operation Ivy and current guitarist for the band and his business partner, Chris "the Wix" Qualiana, approached the band and asked if they'd like to be a part of a new label they were putting together, Hellcat Records.
The Slackers and Dropkick Murphys were committed and they wanted The Pietasters on board. After clearing such a move with Moon Ska, The Pietasters signed with Hellcat, a subsidiary of Epitaph Records, their next alb
The Slackers are an American ska band, formed in Manhattan, New York in 1991. The band's sound is a mix of ska, reggae, soul, garage rock, jazz; the Slackers' notability is credited to their prolific career, tours of North America and elsewhere, signing to notable punk label Hellcat Records. The members of the Slackers have been known to perform in other bands and musical projects, including Reggae Workers of the World, David Hillyard & The Rocksteady Seven, Crazy Baldhead Sound System, Da Whole Thing, The Hall Trees, Stubborn All-Stars, the SKAndalous All Stars. Vic Ruggiero performs as a solo act performing both original compositions as well as reworked Slackers songs; the band's second album, released on September 23, 1997, was ranked number seven in Billboard editor Carrie Bell's "The Year in Music" list. The album's track with the same name charted at number 116 on the week of November 10, 1997—the song's third week—in CMJ Radio Top 200. Vic Ruggiero - keyboards, vocals Jay "Agent Jay" Nugent - guitar Dave Hillyard - saxophone Glen Pine - trombone, vocals Marcus Geard - bass Ara Babajian - drums Marc "Q-Maxx 4:20" Lyn - vocals TJ Scanlon - guitar Luis "Zulu" Zuluaga - drums Jeremy "Mush One" Mushlin - trumpet, vocals Allen Teboul - drums Dunia Best- vocals, flute Jeff "King Django" Baker - trombone Tobias Fields - congas Eric "E-ROC" Singer - alto saxophone Dave Hahn - lead guitar Ben Lewis - trumpet Justin Redekop - trumpet Victor Rice - producer and bass Zack levine - producer Eric Sierra - songwriter David Lindome - producer Better Late Than Never Redlight The Question Wasted Days The Slackers and Friends Close My Eyes An Afternoon in Dub Slackness Peculiar The Boss Harmony Sessions Self Medication The Great Rocksteady Swindle The Radio The Slackers International War Criminal The Slackers/Pulley Split My Bed Is A Boat 2-Face Minha Menina Dreidel New Years Day Do the Ska with The Slackers The Slackers Live at Ernesto's Upsettin' Ernesto's Slack in Japan NYC Boat Cruise 2009 Slackfest NYC 2009 Holiday Party With...
Live On the West Side 4/6/10 Live In San Francisco 12/31/10 Before There Were Slackers There Were... Big Tunes! Hits & Misses from 1996 to 2006 Lost and Found Stash Box Before Hellcat Ganbare! Give'Em the Boot Give'Em the Boot II Give'Em the Boot III Give'Em the Boot IV Give'Em the Boot V Give'Em the Boot VI This Is Special Potatoe Vol. 1 From New York to Luxembourg New York Beat: Breaking and Entering Volume 2 Give'Em the Boot: "And I Wonder" The Slackers: A Documentary The Flamingo Cantina Series with The Slackers The Slackers official homepage Interview with The Slackers on www.grundfunk.net Interview with the Slackers' singer Vic Ruggiero about the album Self Medication Interview and studio session with The Slackers on National Public Radio AMG entry The Slackers collection at the Internet Archive's live music archive The Slackers' Chords, a website dedicated to The Slackers' music Management Tourbooking
High School Football Heroes
High School Football Heroes is a ska punk band from Long Island, New York. HSFH blends the sound of 3rd wave ska with indie rock, drawing comparisons to acts such as Less Than Jake, Taking Back Sunday, RX Bandits and Sublime; the band released two records with Asbestos Records. In late 2006 the band disbanded as members opted to pursue other interests. In 2014 the band began releasing music in a yearly demo format; the most recent HSFH releases are always available for free download through the band's digital platforms. They are available for streaming via all major outlets. Members of High School Football Heroes have performed with Against Me!, Catch 22, The King Blues, Straylight Run, The Fad and Edna's Goldfish. Dave Solomon and Jason Rutcofsky were early members of Bomb the Music Industry!. HSFH began releasing yearly demos in 2001. During this time, the band released a split EP with fellow Long Island ska band Premarital Sax, under Justin Conrad's Crappy Jack Records label. By 2003, enough EPs and demos had been distributed, enough of a response had been garnered to warrant a full-length release.
"Close Only Counts in Horseshoes and Hand Grenades" is the first full-length release from HSFH, consisting of 14 songs. The album was the first of two HSFH albums to be released by Asbestos Records. Recorded at Sabella Studios of Roslyn Heights, NY, the 28 minute full length is a frantic, energy-filled production that provides a close representation of the band's live performances at the time. After three years of consistent touring, the band released a self-recorded six-song EP entitled "We've Fooled Around Long Enough"; the album was recorded at Hofstra University, using Jason Rutcofsky's studio time as a student there. High School Football Heroes self-recorded and self-produced the album, with Dave Solomon and Chris Askin recording the guitar tracks in the absence of a permanent member at the time. Receiving positive reviews and fueled by a long stint on the Van's Warped Tour, 3,500 copies of "We've Fooled Around Long Enough" were sold in the two months following its release. In 2006, coming off of the Van's Warped Tour, the band decided citing various reasons.
Between 2006-2014, members of HSFH joined or started other acts on Long Island including Barnaby Jones, Family Lumber, Trust in Numbers, Rice Cultivation Society, ROBBERS, The Nix86. In 2011, Dave Solomon, Joe Masterson, Jason Rutcofsky, Chris Askin and Travis Herdt formed Liars, Etc. With similar writing to HSFH, Liars Etc. carries a similar feel without a horn section. Liars Etc. has not released any recorded music to date. Go Big! was formed and is fronted by Jason Rutcofsky. In addition to lead vocals, Rutcofsky performs on guitar, piano and saxophone. Joe Masterson and Dave Solomon of HSFH are permanent members of Go Big!. The band is active and performs in the Long Island/NYC area. In late 2013, Dave Solomon and George Argyrou began writing songs together, with intentions of performing as a two-piece acoustic act. Within a matter of months, HSFH reunited, adding Jeff Bourlier of Too Short Notice on guitar as a permanent member. In December 2014, the band released "2K14", its first recording since 2006.
In 2015, Jeff's brother Scott Bourlier joined HSFH on trombone. ¡Viva La Rock! Close Only Counts in Horseshoes and Hand Grenades We've Fooled Around Long Enough... 2K14 2K15 - Like Dynamite Official Website Bandcamp
Dr. Ring Ding is a German Reggae and Dancehall artist. In the more than 20 years of his musical activity, he has become an integral part of the international music scene. Jung spent a part of his childhood in his mother's native France. At the age of six he started playing the recorder and switched to playing the trumpet and the trombone. In 1987, he joined the German Ska band El Bosso & die Ping-Pongs as trombonist and second front man, using the stage name Prof. Richie Senior. On Christmas Eve 1992 he formed the prolific band Dr. Ring-Ding & The Senior Allstars which split years in October 2002. Among other styles, Dr. Ring Ding utilised the Jamaican singing style, toasting mixing Reggae and traditional Ska beats. Dr. Ring Ding is known for his Ska and Reggae collaborations with artists including Lord Tanamo, Derrick Morgan, Laurel Aitken, Judge Dread, Vic Ruggiero, many others, he has performed with the Skatalites and The Toasters. Dr. Ring Ding earned acclaim with a cover of the Johnny Cash song Ring of Fire which he recorded with the German crossover Band H-Blockx.
The single reached No.13 in the German charts. He works as producer and studio musician for Ska, Swing and Jazz bands and guests with various outfits touring Europe, North America and Asia. With members of the Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation, he formed the band Kingston Kitchen, presenting a mix of traditional Ska and Swing. In 2012, Dr. Ring Ding formed a new project entitled Dr. Ring Ding Ska-Vaganza with musicians from Germany, the USA and other countries, dedicated to playing traditionally flavored jazzy Ska; the album Piping Hot was released in 2012. His song "Doctor's Darling" got its highest chart position, 23, in May 2003. Despite Dr. Ring-Ding being white, the song was included in the German black charts. Dr. Ring-Ding & The Senior Allstars album discography: Dandimite 1995 Ram Di Dance 1997 Diggin' Up Dirt 1999 Big Up 2001 Pick Up The Pieces 2001 Golden Gate 2002Dr. Ring-Ding & The Senior Allstars play on: Doreen Shaffer Adorable 1997 Lord Tanamo Best Place in The World 2000Dr. Ring Ding solo and in other outfits: Dr. Ring Ding meets H.
P. Setter Big T'ings 1996 Dub Guerilla Dub Guerilla 2005 Kingston Kitchen Today's Special 2007 Back And Forth 2007 Nice Again 2007 Dr. Ring Ding Ska-Vaganza Piping Hot 2012 Dr. Ring Ding and Kingston Rudieska Ska'n Seoul 2014 Dr. Ring Ding & Dreadsquad Dig It All 2014 http://www.ringding.de/
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti