Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival will take place May 24-27, 2018 at Pop’s Farm in Martinsville, VA. Headlining the tenth annual event are The Wood Brothers, JJ Grey & Mofro, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Marcus King Band (x2), and Billy Strings. In addition to the rest of the stacked lineup which features The Jerry Douglas Band, TAUK, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Zach Deputy, and more, the festival has announced the official Late Night Schedule.On Thursday night, The Commonheart will perform a late-night set from 10pm-12am. As the festival kicks into full gear for the weekend on Friday, JJ Grey & Mofro will close down the main stage. Then, later that evening, TAUK will perform the Lake Stage while the debut performance of “King & Strings”–a collaboration between two dynamic young musicians, Marcus King and Billy Strings band, and drummer Jeff Sipe–close down Pine Grove. On Saturday night, The Wood Brothers will close down the Main Stage, while The Marcus King Band and The Mantras party through 2am on the two other stages. Sunday night will close with The Last Yaltz, a tribute to The Band‘s The Last Waltz featuring Yarn with special guests.In addition to the above late-night shows, Rooster Walk 10 will see full performances from Colter Wall, The Dustbowl Revival, Town Mountain, Yarn, Dangermuffin, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Southern Belles, Cris Jacobs, Jeff Sipe, Ron Holloway, Josh Shilling, Front Country, Victor Wainwright & The Train, The Trongone Band, Kat Wright, Wild Ponies, The Commonheart, Fireside Collective, Erin and the Wildfire, Porch 40, Kendall Street Company, Songs From The Road Band, Sanctum Sully, Jay Starling, Wallace Mullinax, Violet Bell, Half Moon, After Jack, Jason Springs Band, PHCC Jazz Band, Prosperity’s Folly, Gunchux, Juliana MacDowell, Fernandez Sisters, The Wildmans, and Aaron Crowe.To buy your tickets or learn more information about Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival’s 10th year, visit the festival website.
TVNZ One News 3 May 2018Family First Comment: We can see the effects of declining marriage rates in society – sadly.www.protectmarriage.nzKiwis are marrying and divorcing considerably less than they were 25 years ago, but married couples are staying together for longer too, new stats reveal.While the total number of New Zealanders marriages has remained at around 20,000 each year since 1992, the actually marriage rate has dropped.This is due to the increased population size in New Zealand in that time, which means the general marriage rate has dropped. In 1992, the marriage rate was 18.3 couples per 1,000 people eligible to marry (or form a civil union from 2005), dropping to 10.9 couples in 2017. Likewise, the divorce rate among Kiwis has also dropped over the last 25 years. The median age to get married or enter a civil union in New Zealand has also risen – to 32 years for men and 31 years for women.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/kiwis-marrying-and-divorcing-considerably-less-than-25-years-ago-new-stats-reveal In 2017, there were 8,001 divorces and the divorce rate (number of divorces per 1,000 existing marriages) was 8.4. In 1992, 9,114 couples were granted a divorce, and the divorce rate was 11.9.
RelatedPosts Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Liverpool sign Portugal winger Jota from Wolves Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Wolves kept their slender Champions League hopes alive with a crucial 3-0 win over limp Everton.Raul Jimenez’s penalty, his 25th goal of the season, Leander Dendoncker’s header and Diogo Jota’s strike gave them a routine victory against the disappointing Toffees at Molineux. Nuno Espirito Santo’s side returned to sixth after Sheffield United had briefly overtaken them and they remain in the hunt for the top four with three games left, including a final-day trip to Chelsea.For Everton, the season is reaching a sorry conclusion with the Toffees marooned in mid-table.But Nuno’s side had yet to find their top form since the restart and again lacked initiative and ingenuity until Digne’s recklessness provided them with the opener in first-half stoppage time.The impressive Podence tricked his way into the area and Digne rashly clattered into the back of him.Jimenez stepped up to convert the penalty for his 16th Premier League goal of the season. It continued to enhance his reputation and the striker has been directly involved in 35 goals in all competitions for Wolves this term. It was just the sixth time Wolves had taken a lead into the break this season and they doubled it 46 seconds after the restart.Everton were still reorganising after teenager Jarrad Branthwaite replaced Leighton Baines at the interval and Wolves took full advantage when Dendoncker glanced in Neto’s free-kick.Pickford almost gifted Podence a third on the hour when he spilled his effort only to recover just before the ball squirmed over the line.Jota blew a golden chance shortly afterwards when he stumbled with just Pickford to beat after being sent clear by Ruben Neves’ stunning pass.Gylfi Sigurdsson had a shot blocked and Digne dragged wide as listless Everton tried to rouse themselves, but Wolves eventually won at a canter. Jota grabbed his first goal since the restart to wrap up the points with 16 minutes left when Neves’ exceptional vision sent him clear and his low drive beat Pickford.It could have been worse for Everton but Adama Traore hit the crossbar from six yards with the goal gaping with five minutes left.Tags: Diogo JotaLeander DendonckerRaul JimenezUEFA Champions LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers
Ghana Black Stars coach James Akwasi Appiah has fired a warning shot at the rest of the world with a bold prediction that the Black stars can cause an upset at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals in Brazil.The Stars will represent their continent alongside Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Algeria in June 2014.In an exclusive post match interview with SuperSport, the soft spoken former Ghana national team captain, Black Stars Coach Akwasi Appiah defended the performance of his team against the Pharaohs of Egypt in the second leg of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Cairo saying that qualification was the ultimate goal and not necessarily the performance on the night. ”Losing 2-1 in Cairo but qualifying 7-3 on aggregate is a result I am proud of because it has not been easy at all and we must all really be proud of these fantastic players” Appiah will be leading a squad brimming with confidence after a third consecutive qualification ticket following exploits in Germany where Ghana advanced to the second round and South Africa where the team was eliminated at the quarter finals on penalties. ”This time around, teams would be very wary of Ghana as a threat and it will be tough but I trust my boys and we will be ready for challenges come June 2014” The former Kotoko captain also described as ”very unfortunate” what turned out to be unfounded allegations that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the Ghana Sports Ministry were in talks with an expatriate technical director to replace him as coach. ” I am only human and when I heard the stories I was hurt because the implication was that I had done nothing so far or could not do the job” He insisted however that he gave the issue no further merit after words of encouragement from the GFA President, the Sports Minister and even the President of Ghana that he could count on their full support. ”Right now, what we have to do is to prepare well and make a mark at the World Cup Finals and I am confident that we can cause a sensation shake the world of football when the time comes”.