high school – Link Wray Legend http://linkwraylegend.com/ Sun, 20 Mar 2022 05:42:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://linkwraylegend.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-18-120x120.png high school – Link Wray Legend http://linkwraylegend.com/ 32 32 Bolts start season 3-0 at Cheyenne Invite | Local https://linkwraylegend.com/bolts-start-season-3-0-at-cheyenne-invite-local/ Sun, 20 Mar 2022 02:30:00 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/bolts-start-season-3-0-at-cheyenne-invite-local/ The Thunder Basin High School softball team started the season 3-0 at the Cheyenne Invite preseason tournament this weekend. The Bolts beat Kelly Walsh 19-5, Rock Springs 8-3 and Cheyenne Central 8-4 on Saturday. Against the Trojans, Emma Kimberling led the way at home plate with four RBIs. Jaci Piercy, Macie Selfors, Logan Brown and […]]]>

The Thunder Basin High School softball team started the season 3-0 at the Cheyenne Invite preseason tournament this weekend.

The Bolts beat Kelly Walsh 19-5, Rock Springs 8-3 and Cheyenne Central 8-4 on Saturday.

Against the Trojans, Emma Kimberling led the way at home plate with four RBIs. Jaci Piercy, Macie Selfors, Logan Brown and Kalissa Terrell and finished with two RBIs each.

Ella Partlow took the win on the mound with two earned runs on five hits. Piercy pitched two innings of relief and allowed no runs on any hits while striking out three.

Against Rock Springs, Selfors, Kimberling, Lauren O’Loughlin and Terrell all hit home plate in one shot. Selfors’ only RBI came on a solo circuit.

Partlow and Piercy combined to strike out seven batters and allowed just one run on five hits in five innings of work.

Against Central, Cautline Kaul had a big game at the plate with two hits and three RBIs in three at-bats. Kimberling, Selfors, O’Loughlin and Piercy each finished with an RBI at home plate.

Piercy took the win on the mound with three earned runs allowed on three hits and two strikeouts in four innings of work.

The Bolts will return to the field next weekend for the team’s first conference games of the season. Thunder Basin takes on Cheyenne Central at 6 p.m. Friday and Cheyenne East at noon Saturday in Cheyenne.

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Club 30 – The GW Ax https://linkwraylegend.com/club-30-the-gw-ax/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 06:11:59 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/club-30-the-gw-ax/ Electric indie rock band The Backseat Lovers title at 9:30 a.m. Club on February 28 for an enthusiastic crowd, overflowing the doors and singing along to every lyric. The young group of four members met when they were still in high school, and it was in their town from Salt Lake City, Utah, where some […]]]>

Electric indie rock band The Backseat Lovers title at 9:30 a.m. Club on February 28 for an enthusiastic crowd, overflowing the doors and singing along to every lyric.

The young group of four members met when they were still in high school, and it was in their town from Salt Lake City, Utah, where some of their early songs first gained popularity. But four years after graduating from high school, they came to DC with nearly 4.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify and “Kilby Girl”, their TikTok viral song which has more than 115 million plays alone.

The four members of funky soft-rock bandaged Over Under opened the show with an hour-long performance featuring their three published singles, “Yellow Roses”, “Backwards Forwards” and “Time to Waste”. Lead singer Taylor Gywnn brought an eccentric energy to the stage with Freddy Mercury mannerisms and a mesmerizing delivery of lyrics.

The Backseat Lovers arrived around 9:30 p.m. and kicked off their set with a three-and-a-half-minute wordless jam session featuring the clean, powerful electric guitar that defines this band’s sound. The crowd started dancing and dancing almost immediately and screamed with excitement as this wordless jam led effortlessly to their debut song “Pool House.”

The massive crowd started singing along with the first verse, a feeling the band is likely getting used to after a sold-out 2021 tour and gigs at major music festivals like Lollapalooza, Shaky kneesOhana Festival, Life is Beautiful and Austin City Limits Music Festival.

But vocalist and guitarist Joshua Harmon said it was during a 2019 gig in Vancouver, Canada, where he realized the band had fans outside of Utah.

“People had flown in from other parts of the country to come see us, and I just remember the feeling in that tiny, cramped space, and everyone was singing back to us,” he said. stated in the band’s biography. page. “It was just a really humbling feeling to know that people really cared. [our music] outside of our circle of community and friends.

Harmon and lead guitarist Jonas Swanson cited a wide range of musicians who influence The Backseat Lovers’ rugged and edgy indie sound, ranging from folk and country stars like Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Tom Russell to rock giants like Weezer, Radiohead and Cage the Elephant.

After “Pool House”, The Backseat Lovers played a 13-song together which left the audience in shock. The setlist included two previously unreleased songs, “Growing, Dying” and “Know Your Name”. And the band only left their setlist once to play a crowd-requested song, “Davey Crochet,” from their 2019 album “When we were friends.”

After a brief reunion amid a “Davey Hook” chant by the crowd, Harmon admitted they hadn’t played that song in a while and might “mess up”.

The fast tempo and sublimely layered rhythm of guitar, bass and drums disguised any hiccups they might have had and made it my favorite song of the night. The audience was banging their heads and happily singing along to Harmon’s full-bodied performance of the agonizing yet light and romantic lyrics:

“I guess there are some things you shouldn’t know, but I’m going to tell you anyway,” said the Words to say. “And you can tell me if you’ve had a bad day.” I’ll teach you to laugh if you can teach me to crochet.

Halfway through the set, the band performed their debut album “Out of Tune”, a five-minute track Single with the catchy chorus, “We were just a couple of posers with guitars always out of tune.”

While Harmon’s raspy, emotionally raw vocals remained consistent, the electric guitar in this song seemed to have a lighter background than in their newer songs, with more sporadic but stylized solos throughout. The song also alludes to The Backseat Lovers origin story with a lyric in the third verse:

“I created a band without a drummer or microphone”, Words to say. “I had a show in a week that I thought would be the show that would change my life.”

Harmon played in several bands throughout high school but ‘nothing stuck’, according to band online Biography. But in his senior year he started writing songs independently and soon, one by one, he added his three group mates – Swanson, drummer Juice Welch and bassist and background vocalist KJ Ward.

“I had this little collection of songs that I had never tried to put behind a band arrangement,” Harmon said in an interview.

There was a collective gasp from the crowd when the band said they only had two songs left to play – “Maple Syrup” from “When We Were Friends” and “Still a Friend” from their PE “Elevator Days”.

As soon as the band left the stage, the audience started chanting desperately “one more song”.

“Still a Friend”, just as engaging as the rest of their set, didn’t seem like the right song to end the gig as it’s one of their lesser known tracks. So I joined the crowd in the excitement when the band returned to play “Sinking Ship” from “When We Were Friends,” as an encore.

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Peace Corps plans to resume sending volunteers overseas https://linkwraylegend.com/peace-corps-plans-to-resume-sending-volunteers-overseas/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 08:15:15 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/peace-corps-plans-to-resume-sending-volunteers-overseas/ FILE – Cameron Beach, carries a bucket of water on his head collected from a communal borehole in Dedza, near Lilongwe, Malawi, July 23, 2021. Beach, a former Peace Corps volunteer, lives in rural Malawi and teaches English at a rural high school where she had been sent by the United States government 18 months […]]]>

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FILE – Cameron Beach, carries a bucket of water on his head collected from a communal borehole in Dedza, near Lilongwe, Malawi, July 23, 2021. Beach, a former Peace Corps volunteer, lives in rural Malawi and teaches English at a rural high school where she had been sent by the United States government 18 months before COVID-19 began sweeping the world. The Peace Corps announced it would resume sending volunteers overseas in mid-March after evacuating them from posts around the world two years ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Roy Nkosi, File)

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The Peace Corps will resume sending volunteers overseas in mid-March after evacuating them from posts around the world two years ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government program announced Thursday.

An initial group of new volunteers and those who were evacuated in March 2020 as the coronavirus began to spread across the world will travel to Zambia and the Dominican Republic this month, according to a Peace Corps statement.

The Peace Corps plans to return volunteers to their posts throughout the year, depending on the number of COVID-19 cases and the host nation’s hospital capacity and the Peace Corps’ ability to transport volunteers to locations. emergency medical evacuation centers. It is currently recruiting for 24 positions.

“Over the past two years, our main goal has been to return volunteers to over 60 countries who are eagerly awaiting their return. And, we have weathered the waves and variations of the COVID-19 situation in every position and redesigned Peace Corps systems, policies and procedures to align them with today’s reality,” said Carol Spahn, CEO of the Peace Corps.

Besides their primary work on local issues, the volunteers will be involved in the COVID-19 response and recovery, the Peace Corps said.

In Zambia, volunteers will coordinate with local leaders and partner ministries to provide education on COVID-19 and promote access to vaccinations for communities, officials said. In the Dominican Republic, the focus will be on helping communities overcome issues exacerbated by the pandemic, such as rising school dropout rates, literacy skills and preparing young adults for work.

“I was absolutely thrilled. It’s been a dream of mine since I graduated high school,” said Campbell Martin, 23, of Sonoma, Calif., who applied last summer after graduating. from UCLA and is expected to begin serving in June as a primary teacher/trainer in The Gambia. He still needs medical and legal clearance.

“I want a career in the foreign service and I knew that Peace Corps was a wonderful step, not only to serve as a citizen of the world, but also Peace Corps – its mission, its intention – is something in which I believe very much. “, did he declare. “As COVID shut down the world, I also knew these opportunities would shut down for me until things started to reopen. Now that things have started, I’m just ecstatic about it.

The Peace Corps celebrates its 61st anniversary this week. Two years ago, it had 7,000 volunteers in 62 countries when they were evacuated and sent back to the United States.

Since those evacuations, the Peace Corps has called for volunteers to help with the national COVID-19 response and has developed a virtual service pilot program. Not before March 2020, the organization founded by President John F. Kennedy had to evacuate all of its volunteers at once.

More than 240,000 Americans have served as Peace Corps volunteers in numerous countries since the program’s inception in 1961. The goal is to help countries meet their development needs through a variety of programs – from the education in health and agriculture programs – while helping to promote a better understanding of Americans. Typical service lasts two years after a period of training.

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Austin-area school closures and delays on February 24 https://linkwraylegend.com/austin-area-school-closures-and-delays-on-february-24/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 21:58:55 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/austin-area-school-closures-and-delays-on-february-24/ All schools in RRIDS will start two hours late and buses will also run two hours late, the school district said. ROUND ROCK, Texas – The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for most of the KVUE region through noon Thursday. The chance of freezing rain and drizzle is expected to increase Wednesday […]]]>

All schools in RRIDS will start two hours late and buses will also run two hours late, the school district said.

ROUND ROCK, Texas – The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for most of the KVUE region through noon Thursday.

The chance of freezing rain and drizzle is expected to increase Wednesday evening and overnight. Weather conditions could create a slight glazing of ice, mainly on high surfaces.

Round Rock ISD was the first to announce a weather delay Thursday, followed by several other central Texas school districts.

Liberty Hill ISD

Liberty Hill ISD will have a two-hour delayed start on Thursday, February 24, due to forecast winter weather and road conditions. As a result, all buses will also be two hours late.

Panther Care will be closed, all extracurricular activities are canceled and food service will not be available.

The start times for February 24 will be as follows:

  • Elementary School Start Time – 9:40 a.m.
  • College Start Time – 9:40 a.m.
  • High School Start Time – 10:25 a.m.

Members of the Liberty ISD community are encouraged to visit the district website and social media platforms for updates and additional information.

Llano ISD

Due to predicted weather and road conditions, Llano ISD will delay the start of school by two hours on Thursday, February 24. Buses will run two hours later and breakfast will not be served.

Pflugerville ISD

PfISD has implemented a two-hour delay for Thursday, February 24, due to forecast weather conditions. Buses will run on regular bus routes two hours later than usual and the school day will end at the usual time. PfISD will continue to monitor weather conditions.

Rockdale CIO

Rockdale ISD will have a two-hour delay on Thursday, February 24.

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Round Rock ISD has announced a delayed start to classes on Thursday, February 24, due to winter weather conditions.

All schools will start two hours late and buses will also run two hours late, the school district said. After-school activities that take place after 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and before school on Thursdays are cancelled.

The Round Rock ISD start times for Thursday are:

  • Primary School Start Time – 9:40 a.m.
  • College start time – 10:20 a.m.
  • High School Start Time – 11:05 a.m.
  • Pre-K – 9:40 a.m.
  • ECSE – AM – 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • ECSE – PM – 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • First session PEAR and APPLE – 9:30 a.m.
  • Second and third PEAR and Apple sessions 11:30 a.m.

Parents, guardians, staff and community members are urged to visit the Round Rock ISD website, the Round Rock ISD Twitter account @RoundRockISD or Facebook.com/RRISD for updates and additional information. The district said it could communicate directly by voicemail, if necessary, with parents, staff and registered community members to receive messages if additional significant changes occur.

Wimberley ISD

Wimberley ISD will be two hours behind the start of school on Thursday 24 February. Bus lines will run two hours later than normal.

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Gary Brooker, 76, frontman of rock band Procol Harum https://linkwraylegend.com/gary-brooker-76-frontman-of-rock-band-procol-harum/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 18:08:00 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/gary-brooker-76-frontman-of-rock-band-procol-harum/ Fast forwardA look at the news and events that shape the day, delivered a few times a week with a side of humor and a dash of attitude. The song’s accompaniment was derived from a classic composition by JS Bach and was played on what sounded like a pipe organ, giving it a baroque sound […]]]>

The song’s accompaniment was derived from a classic composition by JS Bach and was played on what sounded like a pipe organ, giving it a baroque sound that was instantly memorable. Above this support, Brooker wrote a moving melody with elliptical and mysterious lyrics by Reid.

No one ever quite knew what the song was about – only that it conveyed a deep, brooding melancholy, with mentions of skipping a “light fandango”, “cart wheels on the ground”, and the face of a woman who was “just ghostly” at first. but then took on a “whiter shade of pale”. Repeated mentions of a miller telling his story were generally assumed to be a reference to Geoffrey Chaucer, but Reid said he had yet to read “The Canterbury Tales” when he wrote the words.

“I don’t think writers should have to explain every line,” Reid told the Cleveland Plain Dealer in 1991. “The whole song should create an image. . . . In fact, just this line, ‘A shade whiter pale,” had occurred to me. There’s an old theory about writing – if you’re given a line, you have to find out what the others are.

Apparently, whenever Brooker was asked what the opaque lyrics meant, he would jokingly respond, “They mean I’ll never have to work for a living again.”

Procol Harum was not a “one-hit wonder” band. A sequel titled “Homburg” was a solid hit in 1968, especially in Europe, and the band re-recorded one of their earliest songs, “Conquistador,” complete with bullfighting trumpets and castanets, with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in Alberta in the early 1970s.

The group was sometimes classified in what became known as progressive rock, along with Yes, King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Yet there was a distinct lack of ostentation in Procol records, and whatever virtuosity the musicians had, it was put to use in the service of the music, rather than the other way around.

What made his music so compelling was its abundant contradictions: the blend of unadorned sounding piano and organ (“ecclesiastical” or “classical”, as you like) with the refined blues styles of the voice of Brooker; Robin Trower’s aching, fierce, almost atonal guitar scream, BJ Wilson’s ferocious, immaculately precise drumming, and Reid’s highly romantic haunted castle imagery.

On often some of the most beautiful melodies in rock, Procol Harum’s vision was rich, dark, complicated, pessimistic, very “old world”. While some critics and audiences found the group pretentious, and they sometimes did, the work at its best was characterized by an earnestness of purpose that was anything but beyond the knowledge of most of its contemporaries.

Procol Harum’s early albums were particularly admired: ‘Procol Harum’, his 1967 debut, as well as ‘Shine on Brightly’ (1968), ‘A Salty Dog’ (1969), ‘Home’ (1970) and ‘Broken Barricades’. “. (1971). (Brooker took the pensive, unsteady chord that begins “A Salty Dog,” both song and album, from a train whistle he heard in Switzerland.) The band’s later records were more restless, although that Brooker boasted that none were much like the others.

Although the name Procol Harum has often been rumored to be Latin for “beyond these things”, the true origin was far less poetic. “It was the name of a cat,” Reid explained to the Toronto Star in 1991. “A pedigree name for a cat, a Burmese cat. But we actually misspelled the name; we should have spelled it “Prucul Harum”. By the time we found out we had misspelled it, they had already pressed the records and ‘Procol’ was on the charts, so we had to stick with it.

Gary Brooker was born in London on May 29, 1945 and grew up in Middlesex and the seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea, England. His father was a professional musician who played pedal steel guitar in the unlikely-named Felix Mendelssohn’s Hawaiian Serenaders, which played faux-luau arrangements of popular songs such as “In the Mood” and “Whispering.”

“My dad sent me to piano lessons when I was 5,” Brooker recalled in 2019 to the Long Island Press, “but I grew up thinking all music was Hawaiian.”

He was 11 when his father died and his mother found assembly-line work in Eastwood, then a prominent manufacturing center. As a teenager, Brooker played the piano, cornet and trombone and began to write his own songs.

After graduating from high school, Brooker took classes at Southend Municipal College but dropped out to form a band called the Paramounts; it eventually included three future members of Procol Harum – bassist and organist Chris Copping, Trower and Wilson.

The Paramounts didn’t go far – they had middling success with a 1964 cover of the Leiber-Stoller song “Poison Ivy” before breaking up in 1966. Brooker then began working with Reid and formed Procol Harum , with “A Whiter Shade of Pale” their first offering. Tensions arose – not only with their numerous record labels (two of which feuded so fiercely that several of their records were long unavailable) but within the band.

Organist Matthew Fisher left the band in 1969 after producing the gem “A Salty Dog” and even wrote a song about never wanting to sing “that song” again. (In 2006, he sued for partial ownership and eventually won a 40% royalty for his contributions to “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” a decision Brooker and Reid bitterly opposed.)

Trower left the band in 1971 and worked as a solo artist for the rest of his career. By the mid-1970s, Brooker was clearly the “leader” of Procol Harum, and he was ultimately the only original member. In 2020, he even broke up with Reid over ownership of the band’s name.

In 2012, Brooker was involved in an incident in South Africa which he initially reported as a fall in his hotel room, but later claimed he had been drugged, beaten and robbed by a group young women in Cape Town. In 2017, he fell off the stage at London’s Royal Festival Hall halfway through. Shortly after, he was diagnosed with cancer but continued playing until 2019.

In 2003, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Brooker a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her charitable services.

He is survived by his wife, Françoise “Franky” Riedo, whom he married in 1968. They had no children.

Solo, Brooker has performed with Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. In 1996, he played an Argentine government minister in the musical adaptation of the film “Evita”, starring Madonna. Brooker later said that he was paid more for this small appearance in a singing role than for all of his work with Procol Harum.

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10 A-Listers Who Got Their Starts In Disney Channel Original Movies And Shows https://linkwraylegend.com/10-a-listers-who-got-their-starts-in-disney-channel-original-movies-and-shows/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 02:00:00 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/10-a-listers-who-got-their-starts-in-disney-channel-original-movies-and-shows/ The Disney Channel and its content aimed at children and teens is a staple of many viewers’ childhoods. Many channel alumni have maintained careers in the industry, with recognizable Disney regulars like Kimberly J. Brown (Halloween Town) now appearing on the serial general hospital Where Lucas Grabeel (musical high school) regularly lending his voice to […]]]>

The Disney Channel and its content aimed at children and teens is a staple of many viewers’ childhoods. Many channel alumni have maintained careers in the industry, with recognizable Disney regulars like Kimberly J. Brown (Halloween Town) now appearing on the serial general hospital Where Lucas Grabeel (musical high school) regularly lending his voice to Family guy.

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However, A-list names like Corbeau-Symoné Where Zac Efron have been launched into stardom since their time at Disney, but that’s not where they started. Raven’s acting career began on The Cosby Show in 1989 with It’s so raven was not screened until 2003, and Efron’s career resumed from television summer country (2004-2005) before musical high school in 2006. Before Oscar, Grammy, or Emmy nominations, these stars got their first acting credits from an original movie or Disney Channel TV show and have since gone on to become household names.

Keri Russell


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Before receiving Emmy nominations for her role in Americans, Keri Russell was a Disney Channel star. Russell is widely known for her role as Felicity Porter in the series Congratulationscreated by JJ Abrams and Matt Reevesand her starring role in 2007 Waitress.

Russell’s career in show business began in 1991 with his casting in The brand new Mickey Mouse club. She would appear in five episodes from 1991 to 1993. During this time she would also star in Disney’s 1992 Honey, I blew the kid and appear in a 1993 episode of the hit series The boy meets the world.

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Selena Gomez


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This pop star may have entered the entertainment business Barney and his friends, but Disney Channel put it on the map. Before topping the Billboard and streaming charts, Selena Gomez began her Disney casting with a small role in The Suite Life of Zack and Codyplaying love interest Gwen in “A Midsummer’s Nightmare”.

Gomez would go on to land the lead role of Alex Russo in another Disney Channel original show the Wizards of Waverly Place from 2007 to 2012. During her time as a Disney sweetheart, Gomez would star in guest roles on popular shows like Hannah Montana and roles in Disney Channel Original Movies like Princess Protection Program.


Ryan Gosling


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Hollywood Egyptian and critically acclaimed actor Ryan Gosling is another great talent who got his start with the House of Mouse. His stardom began with his casting and his appearance in three episodes of The All-New Mickey Mouse Club from 1993 to 1995.

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Years later, Disney will cast him again in their feature film Remember the titans. Her charisma and charm from her Disney days would shine through the brightest of her 2016s The Earth where he would once again sing and dance for the camera, earning his second Oscar nomination.

Demi Lovato


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Musical powerhouse and actress Demi Lovato is another star whose musical talents were used for the first time on the Disney Channel. Making her first appearance in 2007, Lovato starred in the comedy short film series As the bell rings which followed a group of students and their hallway conversations between classes.

Disney would pair the talented voice of Lovato alongside the Jonas Brothers in the Disney Channel Original Movie camp rock and more Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. Becoming a channel favorite, Lovato landed the role of Sonny in sonny with a chance (2009-2011). They would later team up with Disney alum Selena Gomez in Princess Protection Program.

Hilary Duf


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A true Disney darling, Hilary Duf brought to life the real trials and tribulations of being a pre-teen for millennials. As her first film credit goes to TV movie Casper meets Wendy, the film itself was not a Disney production although it found a regular home during the Disney Channel’s Halloween season. Duff would join the mouse-house family in 2001 with his cast as the main character Lizzie McGuire.

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The fan-favorite show is said to be set from 2001 to 2004, with Duff in the channel’s original film Cadet Kelly in 2002. Lizzie McGuire would get her feature The Lizzie McGuire film in 2003. After her time at Disney, Duff showcased her singing and acting talents with several pop albums and in feature films. Currently, she stars in Hulu’s how i met your father like Sophia.

Justin Timberlake


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Before playing on all radio and streaming platforms, Justin Timberlake was hanging out on Disney Channel. The music superstar was chosen among other A-listers on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club from 1993 to 1995, appearing in four episodes. He would meet the future bandmate *NSYNC J.C. Chasez on the Mickey Mouse club while Chasez starred in six episodes from 1991 to 1995.

Timberlake would return to his Disney roots in 2000 with a role in the TV movie Model behavior play opposite Maggie Lawson. The film was released in the anthology series The Wonderful World of Disney. Timberlake’s stardom not only led to a successful solo music career, but continued in the film industry with various roles in films like The social network and Trolls.


Zendaya


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Taking the movie world by storm, Zendaya is another Hollywood starlet with Disney roots. Before becoming a fashion icon and award-winning actress, she appeared alongside Bella Thorne on Disney’s Channel shake it in 2010. The show followed the dreams of Rocky (Zendaya) and Cece (Thorne) as they land roles as dancers in a show.

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Zendaya’s time at Disney would continue after shake it ended in 2013 with KC undercover from 2015-2018. After leaving Disney, he will win a Primetime Emmy in 2020 for his portrayal of Rue Bennett in HBO. Euphoriamaking her the youngest actress to win for a drama series at 24.

Christina Aguilera


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Her voice needs no introduction, this princess of pop has conquered the world. Before his chart-topping days, Christina Aguilera was a young hope on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club for three episodes from 1993 to 1995 alongside other now famous Disney alumni. She will also lend her voice to Disney in 1998 for Reflections on the ice: Michelle Kwan skates to the music of Disney’s “Mulan”, a TV movie containing excerpts from the animated film. This credit would come full circle as Aguilera would perform “Reflection” for the 2020 remake of Mulana.

Outside of her music career and success, Aguilera has taken on music-focused roles in Burlesque and the TV series Nashville . She has appeared as a judge in talent contests like The voice from 2011 to 2018.

Miley Cyrus


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Perhaps one of the biggest names to leave Disney Channel is Miley Cyrus. With his father Billy Ray Cyrus already established as a country musician and TV series lead DoctorMiley made her full talent debut alongside her father in 2006 with Hannah Montana. Playing a teenage girl, Miley Stewart who lives a double life as pop sensation Hannah Montana, she was able to showcase her vocal and acting talent.

The show would air from 2006 to 2011, with several crossover events with other channel shows like The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. The singer would also lend her voice to Disney’s animated feature Lock (2008). After cutting ties with the House of Mouse, Cyrus would launch a successful music career with some acting credits as seen in the 2019 episode “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too” of the Netflix sci-fi series Black mirror.


Britney Spears


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Surprisingly, music icon Britney Spears found her debut with Mickey Mouse from 1993 to 1995. She is yet another name to appear for three episodes on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club. A few years later, in 1998, “Hit Me Baby One More Time” was released, catapulting this teenager into the limelight and instant stardom.

Even though Spears struggled with mounting woes of fame at a young age and a long, grueling tutelage, her success never wavered as she emerged hit after hit, finding small acting roles along the way in movies like Long shot alongside other Mouse Club stars like Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez. She would also land a feature film role in the 2002s. crossroads written by Shonda Rhimes.

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How a Local Rock Band Started a Music Festival – Dodge City Daily Globe https://linkwraylegend.com/how-a-local-rock-band-started-a-music-festival-dodge-city-daily-globe/ Sat, 12 Feb 2022 12:03:26 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/how-a-local-rock-band-started-a-music-festival-dodge-city-daily-globe/ Vincent Marshall Dodge City Globe In 2018, Hugo Hernandez was part of local Dodge City rock band Guns on Mars. During this time, he was also part of three other bands including Aether which formed in 2017. The band had formed when Hernandez, along with vocalist Orlando Galván who was also Guns on Mars’ bassist, […]]]>

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In 2018, Hugo Hernandez was part of local Dodge City rock band Guns on Mars. During this time, he was also part of three other bands including Aether which formed in 2017.

The band had formed when Hernandez, along with vocalist Orlando Galván who was also Guns on Mars’ bassist, decided to venture into making music from Deftones and Chevelle influences.

“We’ve been fine ever since,” Hernandez said.

Now Aether, along with drummer Alex Rodriguez and bassist Chris Clark, has set out to expand the local music scene in Dodge City by hosting a music festival.

The Gunsmoke Sessions music festival will take place on Saturday, March 5 at Silver Star Hall (800 W. Frontview St.). The festival will feature local and regional bands from all musical genres, including rock, metal, rap, acoustic and local food trucks.

Headlining the show will be Aether, the Daily Globe caught up with the band members via email to discuss their musical acumen and how the festival came about.

For Galván, music has surrounded him all his life. The son of a musician who played in several Mexican bands in southwestern Kansas, Galván learned guitar, bass, and vocals from his father.

“My biggest influence as a songwriter and singer is Deftones, but I also draw a lot of influence from almost every style of music,” Galván said. “My singing style is definitely very R&B influenced and you can hear a lot of that in Aether’s music.”

Like Galván, Hernandez was also influenced by music throughout his life. When he discovered Coheed and Cambria, the light bulb went out.

“I want to do this,” Hernandez said of his influence. “I learned the guitar when I was in college and I’ve been playing it for about 16 years now. I’m a big fan of modern hard rock music and it often comes through in my compositions. I like the idea to perform in front of people and exchange that great energy that you get from rock shows.

Drummer Rodriguez has always been a fan of rock and metal, but became a musician later in life, taking inspiration from legendary band Black Sabbath.

“I really like that slow, low, groovy beat, but I really like just about anything that sounds good to my ears,” Rodriguez said.

In addition to drums, Rodriguez also plays guitar for Aether, “but Aether was the first band I ever played drums for.”

Clark became a “metalhead” growing up, inspired by bands such as Slipknot, Trivium, Megadeth and many more.

“I learned bass shortly after high school and was really inspired by a lot of local musicians in our area,” Clark said.

The four musicians continue to work in bands outside of Aether.

“When your music scene is small, you kind of all share musicians,” Hernandez said with a laugh.

Rodriguez and Clark also play in the band Trial by Fire and Clark also plays in a band Ionos that Hernandez had previously been involved with.

Then came the idea of ​​a music festival.

“I had the idea for a one-day music festival with various genres that we don’t see often in our area for a few years now,” Hernandez said. “We attempted in late 2019 to start and do the first annual Gunsmoke sessions in 2020, but of course COVID-19 ruined everything. We almost took that as a sign of “maybe it’s a bad idea”. Then Victor Mejia, who helps with booking at Silver Star Hall (former Knights of Columbus), approached me about wanting to do something huge in his hall. The guys and I took it as an opportunity to really make it happen this time.

Seeing the vision through, Hernandez began the search by finding acts and endorsements that carried the same determination.

Together with Mejia, the members of Aether worked to organize the festival and finance the event.

“It’s kind of a tedious task, but I have a feeling it’s going to be very rewarding,” Hernandez said. “We hope this can spark the next big annual event in southwest Kansas, which people of all ages and different cultures can come together to enjoy. A day where people can let loose to some of the most talented local bands Kansas and surrounding states have to offer.

In addition to music and food, the festival will also feature cornhole and Giant Jenga games, face painting for kids, henna tattoos and more.

The musical program will be:

Ether

Action boys

mean to you

Ghost Town Losts

Headsets

bold pulse

Nicolas Grooms

Thunderbird Hotel

Dangerously biased

Hector Almende

motel at sunset

DJ Benji Beatz

vegan shark

Joey Dean

The festival will start at 4 p.m. and the doors will open at 3 p.m.

Tickets will be $20 at the door for all ages, with 12 and under accompanied by an adult getting free admission.

Alcohol will be sold to people with valid ID and 21 years of age or older.

Advanced tickets can be purchased for $15 at Red Beard Coffee, Sunnyside Smoke Shope and Spee-D Stop gas station in Dodge City and Hidden Trail Brewing in Garden City.

To contact the author, email vmarshall@cherryroad.com

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Detroit’s Seminal Hard Rock Band MC5 Are Nominated Again for Rock HOF https://linkwraylegend.com/detroits-seminal-hard-rock-band-mc5-are-nominated-again-for-rock-hof/ Wed, 02 Feb 2022 21:34:25 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/detroits-seminal-hard-rock-band-mc5-are-nominated-again-for-rock-hof/ MC5 co-founder and guitarist Wayne Kramer now jokes that the band is the “Susan Lucci” of rock and roll bands. Wednesday morning came the news that seminal Detroit hard rock band the MC5 were once again on the ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s not really a question of validation, as […]]]>

MC5 co-founder and guitarist Wayne Kramer now jokes that the band is the “Susan Lucci” of rock and roll bands. Wednesday morning came the news that seminal Detroit hard rock band the MC5 were once again on the ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s not really a question of validation, as VH-1 describes MC5 as one of the most influential hard rock bands of all time. But as Kramer told Billboard“I would be happy for that to happen…I think (the induction) would be a sweet token of appreciation.”

MC5 was formed almost 60 years ago, in 1963. Five guys from Detroit who rocked it. They only made three albums and broke up fifty years ago. But as influential Billboard writer Gary Graff points out, they were the forerunners and influence of Hall inductees The Stooges, the Ramones, Judas Priest, New York Dolls and fellow 2022 Rage Against the Machine nominees. Others call MC5 “proto-punk”.

From Detroit suburb Lincoln Park, the top five were Rob Tyner on vocals, guitarists Wayne Kramer and Fred “Sonic” Smith, bassist Michael Davis and drummer Dennis Thompson. Tyner and Smith both died young at 46, Davis died ten years ago at 68. Kramer now tours with what is essentially an all-star team, billing himself as MC50.

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MC5’s Wayne Kramer (Getty Images)

Considering the acts the Rock Hall has hosted, especially in recent years, it seems like MC5 would be a slam-dunk. They were among the first to do what they did, and others followed.

The 40 best covers of rock bands

Check out the best-selling album from the year you graduated from high school

Do you remember the best album from the year you graduated from high school? Stacker to analyse Billboard data to determine just that, by looking at each year’s best-selling album since 1956. Sales data is not included until 1992, when Nielsen’s SoundScan began collecting computerized numbers.

In chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present to you the best-selling album from the year you graduated from high school.

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Musician GR Swardson is a solo rock band, preferring to perform solo https://linkwraylegend.com/musician-gr-swardson-is-a-solo-rock-band-preferring-to-perform-solo/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/musician-gr-swardson-is-a-solo-rock-band-preferring-to-perform-solo/ GR Swardson is a one man band because he plays guitar, bass and drums. (Courtesy of Boulder Rouge Digital) GR Swardson is a solo rock band. Don’t believe it – just watch. The Albuquerque native plays guitar, bass and drums while building his songs in real time. “It takes a lot of practice and patience,” […]]]>
GR Swardson is a one man band because he plays guitar, bass and drums. (Courtesy of Boulder Rouge Digital)

GR Swardson is a solo rock band.

Don’t believe it – just watch.

The Albuquerque native plays guitar, bass and drums while building his songs in real time.

“It takes a lot of practice and patience,” he says. “I love what I do and continue to challenge myself by breaking down my own barriers.”

Swardson also released his album, “Why Not Now?” at the beginning of this year.

Because there’s only him on the album, he worked on it for almost two years.

“It took about four or five months to create,” he says. “The other time was spent putting the music away. Everything on this album is all me. I’m quite proud of it.

Swardson’s love for music started at an early age.

But by the time he entered Del Norte High School, he was in a jazz band and playing jazz guitar and bass.

“The first band I really played with was after high school,” he says. “But I’ve been making music since I was about six years old.”

GR Swardson is a one man band because he plays guitar, bass and drums. (Courtesy of Boulder Rouge Digital)

Swardson finds joy in putting together chord progressions on the guitar.

He will then move on to drums and bass and wrap it all up.

“When it clicks, it’s perfect,” he says. “That’s when I feel the moment and the song comes out.”

Working for nearly two years on his album, Swardson was able to amass a number of tracks – 22 to be exact.

But he had to narrow it down to a dozen that made the album.

“I’m used to editing,” he says. “Usually when I play live I do three-hour sets. It breaks down into 19 songs with a little break.

Swardson’s next performance will be from 7-10 p.m. on February 5 at Lava Rock Brewing Company, 2220 Unser Blvd. NO. He also has a show from 6-9 p.m. on February 10 at Canteen Brewhouse, 2381 Aztec Road NE.

During his professional career, Swardson has learned something from every opportunity.

“Why not now?” is GR Swardson’s new album.

He realized that playing with other band members doesn’t mean everyone has the same passion for playing.

That’s why he performs solo.

“What really helped me grow was the people I play with,” he says. “When I lived in Denver for a few years, I discovered this guy who played at 16th Street Mall. I brought my guitar and he helped me develop my soloing skills. He had this loop pedal that he gave me. That’s where it all started. The whole one man band thing.

Here are a few things you didn’t know about Swardson:

1 “I like coffee!”

2 “I am a night owl.”

3 “I like to try to think on the bright side of things.”

4 “I can’t stand mustard, but I love honey mustard.”

5 “I play a Fernandes Retro Rocket Pro with a ’69 Strat rail pickup.”

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Nevis Students Launch Rock Band Never-More – Park Rapids Enterprise https://linkwraylegend.com/nevis-students-launch-rock-band-never-more-park-rapids-enterprise/ Tue, 25 Jan 2022 20:04:52 +0000 https://linkwraylegend.com/nevis-students-launch-rock-band-never-more-park-rapids-enterprise/ Easton Venselhein, a sophomore, is the leader of the group. He learned his first guitar moves from his father, Matt Hein. “My dad started playing guitar when he was 16 and was in a few bands,” he said. “The biggest one was ‘Southern Accent.’ They traveled everywhere He played lead guitar and when I was […]]]>

Easton Venselhein, a sophomore, is the leader of the group. He learned his first guitar moves from his father, Matt Hein.

“My dad started playing guitar when he was 16 and was in a few bands,” he said. “The biggest one was ‘Southern Accent.’ They traveled everywhere He played lead guitar and when I was very little he played his guitar and I played my little toy guitar.

“My dad passed away when I was 8 in a car accident. I never picked up the guitar again until about a year and a half ago. Because I was so young when he died, I don’t have a lot of memories, but when I play the guitar, I feel a connection with him.

The band favors ’90s alternative rock. “Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer,” Venselhein said.

He said “Never-More” is taken from an old movie where the phrase was set in stone. “English teachers tell me they like that name because it’s also in a poem by Edgar Allen Poe,” he said.

The band got their start when Venselhein’s best friend Nolan Simkins, also a sophomore, got a bass guitar and they started playing together every day.

“There’s no musical background in my family, but I picked it up right away,” Simkins said. “It helps that I play with Easton, who was way better than me. I knew he could play guitar, but I didn’t know he could be that good or that I would play with him. I learned to play by going to YouTube and looking up songs, watching people play them.

The two sometimes trained for six or more hours a day in Venselhein’s garage.

At first, Simkins said his fingers hurt and turned purple. “I should then stop and take a break,” he said. “But after a while you build up calluses. You can play endlessly, and that’s great.

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Jon Rice, a junior, is the band’s drummer. He started drumming in sixth grade with the Nevis school band and said playing with Never-More was a lot of fun.

“Easton and Nolan had been playing for a few months,” he said. “One night Easton and I were driving and he brought up his idea of ​​having a band. I said I played drums and he asked me if I wanted to be in the band. I said yeah, and we went to Brainerd and bought some drums and the next day we were playing. It was awesome!”

Rice said he read music, but also picked up songs by listening to them. “Being in this group really made me stand out more as a person,” he said. “I can express myself through music, the rhythm of my drums and having fun with my friends. When we are on stage, we are completely different people, all smiling from ear to ear and happy. It’s incredible It connects us more as a whole.

“We could go on playing for hours and hours. The music from the 70s, 80s and 90s that I’ve loved since I was a kid because that’s all my parents listened to.

Elijah Peterson, also a sophomore, directs sound and lights. He said the best part of being with the band was hanging out with his friends and meeting new people.

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Paige Cowden is a junior. She was the last to board, taking center stage as the lead vocalist. “I’ve been singing since I was little,” she says. “In choir, I got solos and duets, and entered the talent show at the Hubbard County Fair.

“I’ve known them all for a few years, and they needed a singer and I wanted to create music, so it was a good match. I like that my voice can be heard and I can make people feel with my voice. As a lead singer, people listen not only to your voice, but also to the words you say, and sometimes those words can make a difference.

“Her friends told us she could sing and when we finally got her to sing, we got goosebumps,” Venselhein said.

Simkins said that one night while driving around Nevis, they stopped at Terrapin Station.

“We thought it would work for a place where we could play in the winter,” he said. “We saw a number on the door and called the owner and told him about our band. He’s great and we’re renting him out right now.

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Friends often come to meet. Whether it’s a handful or more than 20, Venselhein said, the band loves having an audience.

Venselhein said performing in front of a crowd of 150 to 200 people on Snow Days was a big step forward.

“We all go to school here and everyone knows us,” he said. “They never had a live band, so the student council thought it was a good idea. I love the music so much that I told them we would do it for free, but they are going to pay us. We’ve worked on 10 songs in the hour we play and even have a slow dance song.

“The band’s next goal is to get a spot to play for Muskie Days,” Venselhein said. “I hope we will play the 2nd Street Stage one day. And after high school, I hope to be on tour with my best friends.

“Hopefully we can make it big,” Cowden said. “My dream job since I was little was to be a famous singer, so hopefully we can make it happen.”

“‘Hopefully we’re going somewhere with this, because it’s really fun and I love playing,” Simpkins said. “Playing guitar is one of the best things that’s ever been part of my life. life. Hopefully we’ll have more shows this summer and people will start to recognize us. That’s the goal for now. Then start playing in bigger places, gigs. Easton’s mother used to lead her father’s band, so she has a lot of connections.

Peterson said he didn’t think that far ahead. “I’m more interested in living in the moment and making memories,” he said.

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