In their first year of eligibility, Pearl Jam easily garnered enough votes to find their way into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. With the induction ceremony coming up on April 7th, the band will be honored by another legendary Hall Of Famer – Neil Young. As Pearl Jam regularly covers Young’s music, this will be a meaningful way for the two artists to share their respect for one another.The full list of inductees includes Tupar Shakur, Yes, Journey, Joan Baez, and Electric Light Orchestra, and a few more details about the induction ceremony have been revealed. Set to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, the show will feature Jackson Browne inducting Joan Baez and Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush inducting Yes. The ceremony will also include a lifetime achievement award for Nile Rodgers, the leader of Chic and a fixture of the music scene for several decades. Additional performers and details will be announced in the coming days.For more about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, head to their website.[Photo via Rolling Stone]
PARIS (AP) — Floodwaters that devastated vineyards and orchards are receding in southwest France but rising elsewhere, including in a French town where people were evacuated from flooded homes. In the Paris region, the Seine River overflowed its embankments for a fifth day. North of Bordeaux, the Charente River flooded dozens of streets and homes in the western town of Saintes, and was expected to keep rising. Mayor Bruno Drapron called on authorities Saturday to declare a natural disaster to facilitate aid and insurance payments. The local government says more than 2,000 residents may have to be evacuated. The 95 inmates at Sainte’s 19th century prison were evacuated Friday as a preventive measure and placed in other facilities.
A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters is bringing a romance through old-fashioned pen and paper back to Broadway (what, no Twitter?!), featuring a rotating cast of celebrity pen pals. First up is Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy, with appearances by Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg, Martin Sheen and Anjelica Huston on tap throughout the fall. An insert in the Love Letters program announces there are more starry pairs to come, so we started dreaming up a few of our favorite Broadway duos we’d love to see reunite for a limited engagement. Although Love Letters tells the story of a 50-year correspondence, Gurney has encouraged actors of all ages to try the roles on for size—Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt, for example, were in their mid-20s when they performed the play. So, we want to know—which Broadway pair would you like to see team up to play pen pals Andy and Melissa? Cast your vote below! Related Shows View Comments Love Letters Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 14, 2014
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Most people love shopping at Target because it’s fair-priced and you can find just about anything you could possibly need.Need a loaf of bread? No problem. Looking for a new iPhone case? You got it. Out of laundry detergent? Down the aisle on your left. Need some new trendy printed t-shirts? Take your pick.It’s basically Walmart without the People of Walmart (enter at your own risk).But for those of you (myself included) who enjoy shopping at dollar stores, it’s hard to beat the prices you can find on everyday items.Until now…Earlier this month, Target announced “Smartly,” a new line of over 70 products that are “effective, stylish and unbelievably affordable…” And most are available for under $2!“Where we see white space and an opportunity to bring Target’s guests something differentiated, we’ll go for it,” says Mark Tritton, EVP and chief merchandising officer for Target. “The introduction of Smartly to our owned brand portfolio is another example of how we are listening to consumers and bringing them differentiated solutions to make their lives easier. Smartly is affordable, looks great and most importantly, gets the job done.”Items available include everything from razor blades to all-purpose cleaners, with new products continuing to roll-out through early next year.
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion$25 for license plate is price gougingDuring the recent storm, there’s been much talk about price gouging. It seems to me if you purchase something for a dollar and I sell it for $25, this is also a price gouging. Maybe we ought to look into this and advise the governor that the license plate fee is certainly price gouging.Richard SchaefferSchenectadyEditorial cast GE in an unfavorable lightThe Daily Gazette recently ran an editorial on the lawsuit filed by the governor and state attorney general concerning GE’s $1.7 billion clean-up of the Hudson River.The editorial compared filing the lawsuit to a victims impact statement. Victim impact statements are serious business where the court hears from the victim or victim’s family about the type of punishment they would like to see carried out.I don’t think it is fair to compare the state’s lawsuit to a panel evaluating criminal penalties.GE never violated any law with regard to the Hudson River. The company took on a clean-up project despite the fact that hundreds of other companies and municipalities contributed to the river’s current condition over many years. GE spent $1.7 billion on the clean-up. The federal EPA reviewed the results of this effort and issued a certificate of completion. The state took part in the cleanup every step of the way but after the fact decided to challenge the EPA’s finding that the clean-up was properly completed.This is a civil lawsuit filed by one regulatory agency against another not GE. For The Daily Gazette to toss out a comparison to a victim’s impact statement is really off base.Let’s not forget that GE is a major employer in Schenectady and the Capital Region. The Gazette editorial cast the company in an unfavorable light. This is not exactly helpful to our collective efforts to retain GE jobs and attract company investment to Schenectady.Gary McCarthySchenectadyThe writer is the mayor of Schenectady.Assault weapons support is irrationalI am writing in response to the spurious hackneyed Hannity talking points presented by Mr. Jeffrey Falace in his Aug. 31 letter (“Shooters are to blame for shootings.”) Firstly, Seth Ator, the most recent Texas killer did not use “the knife, the hammer, the sharp spoon” in his murderous rampage. He selected an AR-15, a rife designed to inflict maximum carnage in a minimum amount of time, hence the weapon of choice of mass shooters.Secondly, the “very draconian gun regulations” in Illinois are of no concern to gang bangers. They can easily drive to Indiana and legally purchase, either directly or through a shadow buyer, all the firepower they want and then drive back to Chicago. It’s a shame it doesn’t fit the Republican narrative.And lastly, your pea shooters cannot possibly prevent a military takeover by a tyrannical government. A drone armed with a miniaturized warhead can vaporize you, your guns and Schenectady.Get real (and rational).Paul SatorGloversvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census