[h/t – CBS News] According to CBS News, 1969’s famed Woodstock Music & Art Fair—Bethel Woods Center for the Arts–has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the nation’s official list of sites with historic significance worthy of being protected and preserved. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made the official announcement on Tuesday, referring to the festival as “a pivotal moment in both New York and American history.” The festival was famously documented in Michael Wadleigh‘s 1970 documentary, Woodstock. In the decades since Woodstock, the event has become synonymous with the 1960’s and the “Summer of Love,” and has been used as a distilled reference point for that era in American culture ever since.Celebrating Woodstock’s Anniversary With Its Top 15 PerformancesThe festival, which took place at took at Max Yasgur‘s 600-acre dairy farm, was originally planned as a ticketed spanning from August 15th – August 17th, 1969 for an estimated 200,000 concertgoers. However, the grounds were decimated by weather and the mud bath that ensued, the gates (and surrounding highways) were overloaded by eager fans, and a myriad of other issues caused the event to stretch to roughly noontime on August 18th. At its peak, attendance swelled to an astonishing 400,000 people. The festival was the seminal event of the free-loving 1960’s counterculture: appropriately messy and out-of-control, yet uniquely powerful and beautiful.You can watch footage of Jimi Hendrix’s iconic solo electric guitar rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” from his weekend-closing set at Woodstock–which began at 9am the day after the festival was set to finish:The site which was later converted to a permanent amphitheater, Bethel Woods, which would host additional festivals (like Mysteryland) and notable bands like Phish, who played a three-night run at the Hudson Valley venue in 2011. You can listen to Phish’s fantastic soundcheck performance of “Waves” from the day before their Bethel Woods run below, courtesy of YouTube user BurningShoreProphet . OG:
Four undergraduate students from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) are representing the college in Washington, D.C., serving as 2020 CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellows.The 12-week fellowship allows these students to have a voice in the nation’s capital, with hands-on learning opportunities in the offices of Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Georgia Reps. Doug Collins and Sanford Bishop.“As a first-generation college student, living and working on Capitol Hill was not in the cards for me — at least that’s what I told myself,” said Emily Leonard, a junior agricultural education major. “Being able to represent my college, my family and my community in D.C. is such an honor and has opened my eyes to the possibilities that being a CAES student brings. It means that I am able to serve my state through agricultural policy work and further build respect for those who work in this capacity.”While in D.C., the students witness how the legislature affects the agricultural industry, from national policy to state-level decisions. They also get to be a part of the conversations, learning from experts with decades of experience.“Being a Congressional Ag Fellow means I have the chance to represent Georgia agriculture in a political environment,” said Grace Dodds, a junior agricultural communications major. “Though I have a small voice, I actively get to work on policy that fights for the state’s top economic industry and all those who contribute.”Since the program’s inception in 1997, CAES has helped develop new generations of agricultural policymakers by providing them with the opportunity to gain real-world experience at the highest level. More than 100 students have been selected for the CAES Congressional Agricultural Fellowship program.This year’s students representing UGA as 2020 Congressional Agricultural Fellows include:Julie Bacon, an agricultural communications graduate from Reidsville, Georgia, earned her degree in the spring and is working in the office of Sen. Kelly Loeffler.Ben Murray, a senior agricultural communications major from Alapaha, Georgia, is working in the office of Sen. Kelly Loeffler.Grace Dodds, a junior agricultural communications major from Columbus, Georgia, is working in the office of Rep. Doug Collins.Emily Leonard, a junior agricultural education major from Lake Park, Georgia, is working in the office of Rep. Sanford Bishop.“The Congressional Ag Fellowship is one of the longest-running internship programs at CAES,” said Amanda Newquist, director of experiential learning at CAES. “Students receive firsthand experience on policy issues that directly affect Georgia’s farmers. Whether they choose to pursue a career in policy or not, the Congressional Ag Fellowship develops marketable skills students will use in their future careers.”The Congressional Agricultural Fellowship is funded by Georgia EMC and the Georgia Agribusiness Council.For more information on CAES, the college’s experiential learning initiative, and other opportunities available to students, visit students.caes.uga.edu.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Despite being under the weather and the threat of stormy weather, the Logan Mize concert went off without a hitch in downtown Wellington at the Thursday night concert at the 2015 Kansas Wheat Festival.Estimates vary on the number of people in attendance, but it ranged anywhere from 1,000 to 2,500 people, who were either inside the paid ticket area or roaming outside the gate (pictures of the concert can be found here).As expected, Mize provided an epic show. The Clearwater native even brought his wife on stage for a song afterwards.“I figured now that I got the kids to bed I can come on stage sing and have a few beers,” said Jill Martin, who is a mother of two and a country singer song writer as well.The concert marked the end of the first half of the Wheat Festival, with more fun-filled activities in store for the next three days. That includes two more street dances including “The Banned” a rock group from Wichita, and Kinsey Sandler, a rising country star out of Oklahoma.â€œWeâ€™ve sold out of buttons,â€ said Annarose White, Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Director. â€œWe are going with wristbands the rest of the day.â€Â So those with buttons may want to hold to them as much as possible.The crowd went wild for Logan Mize.Tonight’s street dance includes “The Banned.”The Banned will be in Wellington tonight at 9 p.m.â€œThe Bannedâ€ will be bringing a different sound to the downtown stage than with Mize.The Banned is a four-man group out of Wichita with a rock and roll sound.Then on Saturday night, Kinsey Sadler comes to the stage at the Kansas Wheat Festival.Sadler is becoming one of the most liked and busiest female country artist performing in the Midwest region. She is under the management team of Johnny Morris Production/Evergreen Records of Nashville; TN. Sadlerâ€™s vocal strength has been compared to artist such as Miranda Lambert and Gretchen Wilson.Kinseyâ€™s music is listed in several publications, including All Access Country, Cool Music, Only Lyrics, Got Country Magazine, and Nashville industry publication Music Row. Currently her music is playing on several stations around the United States and Europe. Her first single “Sometimes I Forget” charted on Nashville’s Music Row at number 53. On Only Lyrics, Top 100 Songs of the week, â€œSometimes I Forgotâ€ charted at number 15. Kinseyâ€™s single fell just behind Brad Paisley number 13, Kenny Chesney number 14, and in front of Billy Currington number 16, Lady Antebellum number 17. â€œSometimes I Forgetâ€ took the number 2 spot for the most requested lyrics to a song.The title track from her debut CD “The Young And The Reckless”, released this past fall and is currently receiving air time nationally and in Europe. Writing contributions to Kinsey’s CD include platinum and gold song writers Heidi Newfield and Don Goodman. Heidi Newfield was the former lead of Trick Pony with top 5 billboard hits “Pour Me” and as a soloist “Johnny and June”; and Don Goodman has written several charted songs most notable Blake Shelton’s “Olâ€™ Red” and Alabama’s “Angels Among Us”. Kinsey is currently working with Mr. Goodman on other projects for the future. Musical contributions were made by, Academy of Country Music Drummer of the Year award winner, Eddie Bayers, and Kenny Chesney’s guitarist Jon Conley. Sound production was done by the legendary Billy Sherrill at Nashville’s Sound Emporium.â€œIâ€™m an Oklahoma girl, but Iâ€™ve been traveling since I was little so being on the road is nothing new. I love every venue I have played from big to small it doesnâ€™t matter; as long as I get to share my music with the world Iâ€™ll be satisfied.â€ So if you havenâ€™t seen Kinsey Sadler yet, go catch her performance this Saturday night at the Kansas Wheat Festival.Â Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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