Turkuaz Rings In 2019 In Worcester With The Ball Drop [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: Webster Hall Facebook On Monday night, nine-piece funk powerhouse Turkuaz rang in the new year in Worcester, MA at their annual New Years Celebration, The Ball Drop. Excited fans were treated to two great opening sets from Paris Monster & Too Many Zooz before Turkuaz took the stage at 11:30pm.Diving straight into material both old and new as time winded down to midnight, the band took a turn to something new in busting out a cover of Oasis‘ “Champagne Supernova”, which took the packed Palladium, champagne glasses in hand, through the final countdown to 2019. Out of a traditional “Auld Lang Syne”, the band entered the new year in high tempo with “If I Ever Fall Asleep” from their 2018 release, Life In The City.Later on in the set, the horn players for Too Many Zooz jumped up on stage for a few songs before Josh Dion from Paris Monster also joined the fun. At that point, the extended cast, grounded by the foot thumps of both Michelangelo Carubba and Deon, busted out a raucous version of Queen’s “We Will Rock You”. The sing-along continued through the Queen favorites with “We Are the Champions” and “Another One Bites the Dust”.Photographer Chris Capaci was on hand to capture the magic. You can check out a gallery of his photos from Turkuaz’s New Year’s Eve performance below.For a full list of Turkuaz’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Turkuaz | “The Ball Drop” | The Palladium | Worcester, MA | 12/31/18Coast to Coast, E.Y.E., Make You Famous, Future 86, Champagne Supernova*, Auld Lang Syne, If I Ever Fall Asleep, Toolbelt, The Question, Percy Thrills the Moondog, Lady Lovely, 20 Dollar Bill, Electric Habitat, On the Run, Life in the City, Queen Medley^~, Monkey Fingers, Ballad of Castor Troy, Back to Normal, Bubba Slide*Oasis Cover^We Will Rock You > We Are the Champions > Another One Bites the Dust~ w/ special guests Too Many Zooz horns & Josh Dion of Paris MonsterTurkuaz | The Palladium | Worcester, MA | 12/31/18 | Photos: Chris Capacilast_img read more

Skip the bridesmaids if you want to have friends.

first_img 35 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring! If you really want to torture a friend and make her hate you, by all means, make her a bridesmaid. Oh it doesn’t outwardly seem like such an awful “honor,” but the fact is, most women hate being bridesmaids more than five extra pounds during bikini season.Don’t believe me? Consider the phrase, “always a bridesmaid, never a bride,” or the way Pippa Middleton was described as being so envious of her sister, the princess. Think of the movie Bridesmaids. The fact is, being a bridesmaid is expensive, time-consuming, and yes, sometimes even envy-inducing as well. Just ask the British bridesmaid from hell who stole all the bride’s bachelorette party money and vanished.Awesome. Of course I had my own bridesmaid from hell, too.I was married more than eight years ago, but this woman’s behavior still stings. She had been a close high school friend, but we had drifted apart. Still I remembered that she told me she would be mad if I didn’t ask her to be a bridesmaid. So I did, with the caveat that she was welcome to say no and I wouldn’t be hurt at all.Instead she said yes and proceeded to complain about everything, from the food we served to the cost of the dresses. She talked about me behind my back to the other bridesmaids openly (which they told me). She refused to participate in the bridal party gift to the bride, which would have cost her $20, but instead created a really awkward moment where I thanked everyone and she had to tell me it wasn’t from her.Worst of all, she sent me passive-aggressive cards talking about past relationships and basically saying, “Gee I hope this one works.” The lady was insane. And by the end of it all, I (and all the other bridesmaids) hated her. Even having her stand up for me was more than I could handle. She and I haven’t spoken in eight years, but even now, when I think of it, I am deeply annoyed.The fact is, a bad bridesmaid can ruin a friendship. If I had it to do over again, I would have had my sister and my two best friends and that’s it. Unless you’re swimming in very good, awesome friends and can afford to buy each maid her dress for her, then my advice would be to skip the bridal party and just enjoy a drama-free wedding.by The_Stircenter_img Share LifestyleRelationships Skip the bridesmaids if you want to have friends. by: – June 24, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Stella Maris Polytechnic Graduates 500

first_imgSister Mary Laurene Browne, President, Stella Maris PolytechnicStella Maris Polytechnic (SMP), owned and operated by the Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia, on Friday, August 21, hosted an elaborate 19th Commencement Convocation for 500 students who completed their respective courses of studies in various disciplines over the last four years.SMP, formerly Don Bosco Polytechnic, received its charter from the Legislature on August 15, 1988. With the change of name to SMP, a bill to amend the charter was presented to the National Transitional Legislative Assembly and approved on November 18, 2005.Situated on the main campus on Capitol Hill in Monrovia, where the institution has constructed one of the largest and privately-owned auditoriums, the Polytechnic boasts of five colleges, including the Arthur Barclay Business College, Bishop John Collins Teachers College, Mother Patern College of Health Sciences, Monsignor Stephen Kyne Technical College, and the Monsignor John Ogé Agriculture College.Members of the 2018 Stella Maris graduating classSome of the graduates listen to Sister Mary Laurene Browne as she confers degrees on them.Of the number of graduates, 20 obtained Masters of Science degree in Nursing Education (MSNED), 79 in Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Medical Laboratory Technology, Biology and Health Sciences, and Bachelor for Social Work (BSW); 59 in Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Arthur Barclay Business College, and BSc in Economics; 40 obtained BSc from Monsignor Stephen Kyne Technical College; 15 (BSc) in Elementary Education; 12 (BSc), Monsignor John Ogé Agriculture College, while 91 others obtained Associate of Arts (AA) degree in various academic disciplines.Of the 20 that obtained Masters Degree, five of them graduated with distinction. They are Audrey P. Taire, Magna Cum Laude, Yei Leyah-Zeantoe, Magna Cum Laude, Blossom Y. Hodges, Cum Laude, Peter S. Wainpa, Cum Laude and Rebecca M. Galary, Cum Laude.One captivating scene that made the audience, including parents, guidance and well-wishers to give standing ovation, was the moment Sister Mary Laurene Browne, SMP President, announced Mr. Jallah McGill as one person that had obtained an Associate of Science degree (A.Sc) in general agriculture, while his daughter, Venus W. McGill, also graduated with Bsc from the Monsignor John Ogé Agriculture College. They were both called to face the audience while everyone applauded.Sister Mary Laurene Browne, using McGill’s example, urged other parents to consider learning as something that is “never too late.” Her admonition was greeted with rounds of applause from the audience, some of whom hailed Mr. McGill for his steadfastness in advancing himself along with his daughter, Venus.The commencement’s speaker, former Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, cautioned the graduates to always advance themselves in education, “because education is indeed the enabling tool for continued development and fair distribution of national wealth.”“Unless such distribution is in the hands of distributors who have the thought of country, the love of country, and are committed to building country, I am afraid the fair distribution process can become a source of serious disappointment for young graduates who want to serve their country,” Mr. Boakai said to the delight of the graduates.Friday’s ceremony was attended by high-profile individuals, among them Chancellor of the Polytechnic, His Grace, Most Reverend Lewis Jerome Zeigler, Archbishop, Catholic Archdiocese of Monrovia, Reverend Father Doctor Patrick Kabba, Chairperson, SMP Board of Trustees, Dr. Franklin T. Dalieh, Sr., Vice President for Administration and Mr. Karney Johnson, elder brother of former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

March 6th Community Events Photos

first_imgNorth Peace Secondary School hosted its 4th Annual Talent Show and Art Sale to help raise money for their sister school in Brazil.                                                                                Picture: Amber Davy A large crowd gathers at NPSS to watch the students and staff perform in the talent show. The show managed to raise between $1000-$1200 for a school in Brazil.                      Picture: Amber Davy – Advertisement – Surerus Park and all of Fort St. John experiences warm weather and beautiful blue skies.                                                                                                             Picture: Amber Davylast_img read more