LEON RUSSELL

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  3. LEON RUSSELL
    Event on 2016-01-24 19:30:00

    Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock 'n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music. Leon has played on pop, rock, blues, country, bluegrass, standards, gospel, and surf records. As a session musician, arranger, producer, singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, record company owner, bandleader, and touring musician, he has collaborated with hundreds of artists, including Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Edgar Winter, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, J.J. Cale, David Gates, Bruce Hornsby, Hal Blaine, Tommy Tedesco, Bobby "Boris" Pickett, B.B. King, Freddie King, Bill Wyman, Steve Cropper, Carl Radle, Chuck Blackwell, Don Preston, Jesse Ed Davis, Rita Coolidge, Gram Parsons, Barbra Streisand, Ike & Tina Turner, Ricky Nelson, Herb Alpert, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Ann-Margret, Dean Martin, Marvin Gaye, Dave Mason, Steve Winwood, and groups such as Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, The Monkees, The Astronauts, The Accents, The Fencemen, The Ventures, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Jan & Dean, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Rolling Stones, The Ronettes, The Crystals, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Everly Brothers, The Righteous Brothers, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Tractors and on and on and on Born in southwest Oklahoma in 1942, Leon began piano lessons at age 4. He was playing in Tulsa nightclubs at the age of 14. After graduating from high school, Leon's band, The Starlighters, went on the road with Jerry Lee Lewis. Leon left Tulsa at the age of 17 for Los Angeles where he began playing in the L.A. clubs and eventually became one of the best session musicians in Hollywood. He worked with the best Hollywood producers and top musicians in the business. Leon became part of an elite group of studio musicians called the Wrecking Crew and played on hundreds of hit records in the 1960's. He was part of studio groups such as The Routers and The Super Stocks. The Routers recorded the huge hit "Let's Go" and The Super Stocks recorded surf and hot rod tunes. In 1964, Leon was a member of the the house band on the Shindig! show on ABC television which showcased the top pop acts. Leon built a recording studio in his home in 1967 where he and Marc Benno recorded songs which were released on two critically acclaimed records as the 'Asylum Choir'. Leon co-produced, arranged, and played piano, organ, and guitar on Joe Cocker's second album, 'Joe Cocker!' in 1969. He also recorded and toured with 'Delaney & Bonnie & Friends'.Leon founded Shelter Records with partner Denny Cordell and released Leon's first solo album, "Leon Russell" in May, 1970. It included Beatles George Harrison and Ringo Starr, Rolling Stones Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts, Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, and Klaus Voorman. The album contained classic Leon songs, 'A Song For You', along with 'Hummingbird', and 'Delta Lady'. Shelter Records was home for not only Leon but many other artists such as Freddie King, Don Nix, J.J. Cale, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Gap Band, Dwight Twilley and Phoebe Snow. Leon played on and produced three Shelter albums for blues guitarist Freddie King.As a songwriter, Leon's songs have hit the charts across all genres and have been covered by a diverse range of artists. Ray Charles recorded 'A Song For You', B.B. King had a hit with 'Hummingbird', The Carpenters with 'Superstar' and Joe Cocker with 'Delta Lady'. The Carpenter's cover of "Superstar", written by Leon and Bonnie Bramlett, went to #2 on the pop music charts. George Benson won the "Record of the Year" Grammy in 1976 for his cover of Leon's song, "This Masquerade", and it became the first song in music history to hit #1 on the jazz, pop and R&B charts. Leon organized and led the band behind Joe Cocker for the famous "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" tour of the U.S. in March-May, 1970. The huge 11 member band included 3 drummers and a 10 member choir which played 65 shows in 48 cities. The tour was filmed for the movie "Mad Dogs & Englishmen". The live double-LP album on A&M Records reached #2 on the U.S. album charts and sold over a million copies. Leon was part of Delaney & Bonnie and Friends. On August 1st, 1971, Leon joined George Harrison and friends for two performances of the Concert For Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden in New York to raise money for refugees. His "Jumpin' Jack Flash/Youngblood" medley was considered the highlight of the show by some. The album won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Leon's first solo album to earn a Gold record was "Leon Russell and The Shelter People" (1971). The "Carney" album, released in 1972, would be his best seller and included the single, "Tight Rope" which reached #11 on the pop music charts. By 1972, Leon was a major concert attraction. Billboard Magazine named Leon the top concert attraction for 1973. His concert at Long Beach, CA on August 28, 1972 was recorded and released on the triple-LP album 'Leon Live' which rose to #9 on the pop charts.Leon released the second Asylum Choir album, 'Asylum Choir II", in 1972 from songs recorded years earlier.At the height of his popularity as a rock star, Leon released a country music album, "Hank Wilson's Back" under the name Hank Wilson on August 31st,1973.His last Shelter Records studio album, "Will O' The Wisp" (1975), included the hit single "Lady Blue" (#14 on the charts) and went Gold. "The Best Of Leon" was released in 1976 and earned a 6th Gold Record.Leon founded Paradise Records a Warner Bros. label and released albums from 1976-84 such as "The Wedding Album", "Make Love To The Music", "Americana", "Life And Love", "Solid State" and "Hank Wilson Vol. II".Leon co-hosted with Willie Nelson, the first of Willie's 4th of July picnics. Leon has continued to be a regular performer at Willie's picnics through the years. Leon joined Willie on tour and they teamed in 1979 for the country album, "One For The Road", which earned a Gold record and was honored by the Country Music Association with a nomination for "Album Of The Year". The album included the song "Heartbreak Hotel" that won the Grammy Award in 1980 for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. In 1980-81, Leon toured with the New Grass Revival and released the 'Live Album' from their performances. In 1984 Leon released his second country album under the Hank Wilson name, "Hank Wilson Vol. II". Leon and Edgar Winter toured together in the late 1980's. In 1992, he teamed up with Bruce Hornsby (producer) for the album "Anything Can Happen" released on Virgin Records. Edgar Winter also played on the album. In 1998 "Hank Wilson Vol. 3: Legend In My Time" and 1999's "Face In The Crowd". In 2001, Russell played with Earl Scruggs and Friends on "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" which earned a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance.Leon joined a number of artists in honoring Willie Nelson on his 70th birthday celebration at the Beacon Theatre in New York city in April, 2003. Leon performed his classic 'A Song For You' with Willie and Ray Charles and also sang "Jumpin' Jack Flash". The show was filmed for the special "Willie Nelson: Live and Kickin'".In April 2006, Leon was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Bare Bones International Film Festival. In October 2006, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.Leon performed at the 2010 Grammys with the Zac Brown Band. He performed with Elton John at Music Cares honoring Neil Young in January 2010.Leon and Sir Elton John released, The Union, a duet album produced by TBone Burnett on October 19, 2010. The single "If It Wasn't For Bad" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.Capitol/EMI released a 16-track compilation CD, The Best Of Leon Russell, on April 5, 2011.Leon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2011 and given the Award For Recording Excellence.Leon was selected for the Songwriters Hall of Fame class of 2011.Leon's records from his own record label, Leon Russell Records, include "Signature Songs", a collection of acoustic piano/vocal recordings of Leon Russell classics "Guitar Blues" "Moonlight & Love Songs", a collection of standards "Face In The Crowd" "Crazy Love" "Hymns Of Christmas" (instrumental) "Rhythm & Bluegrass: Hank Wilson vol. 4", a collection of songs recorded in the 1980's with the New Grass Revival "A Mighty Flood", an album of inspirational songs "Angel In Disguise" In Your Dreams Bad Country Almost Piano (instrumental) Best Of Hank WilsonLeon continues to write songs, record, and thrill audiences on his non-stop tour across the U.S. Leon's son Teddy Jack, and daughters Sugaree and Tina Rose have previously been in his band and toured with him. His bass player, Jack Wessel, has been in his band for 29 years.Leon's musical style is still resonating with his lifelong fans and is inspiring younger listeners who are discovering his music from either the 'Mad Dogs & Englishmen' or 'Concert For Bangladesh' DVDs..

    at The Cedar Cultural Center
    416 Cedar Ave S
    Minneapolis, United States

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  5. Tracy Lawrence
    Event on 2016-01-29 19:00:00
    About Tracy Lawrence

     

    Tracy Lawrence is one of the premier voices of his generation, a sensitive and intelligent singer who continues to stretch both as an artist and as a person. Lawrence's dedication to honesty and respect for tradition have enabled him to build one of the most respected careers in recent country history.

     

    Along the way, Tracy has posted more No. 1 Billboard country singles than greats like Glen Campbell, Keith Whitley, Ernest Tubb, Wynonna or Barbara Mandrell, to name just a few; more Top 5's than Shania Twain, Faith Hill or The Judds; and more Top 10's than Ricky Skaggs, Charlie Rich, John Michael Montgomery or Dwight Yoakam.

     

    Tracy hit the national spotlight in 1991. He was just 23, the product of a rough-and-tumble childhood in Foreman, Arkansas. A self-described "hellion" as a youngster, Lawrence found release in performing. He was playing at music jamborees at 15 and in honky-tonks at 17, learning, he says, "what it takes to keep them on the dance floor through four or five sets."

     

    He moved to Nashville in 1990 in a 10-year-old Toyota Corolla that had, he says, "about 250,000 miles on it, expired tags, no insurance, only three cylinders and a fan with a piece of wire around it to cool the car." He was a huge fan of Keith Whitley, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard, and he idolized George Strait, complementing those influences with an appreciation for Southern rock, which he knew held a special place in the hearts of his honky-tonk audiences. He was also taken by a country tradition that was then finding its chief manifestation in Randy Travis.

     

    Lawrence adopted elements from all of these sources, and his striking vocal instrument – distinctively country with a cutting edge – earned him attention from the beginning. While working a series of side jobs, he entered singing contests around town, regularly winning first prize. A live appearance on a Kentucky radio station and a showcase at Nashville's famed Bluebird Café led to his 1991 signing to Atlantic Records.

     

    Lawrence's debut album, Sticks And Stones (1991) boasted four Top 10 country hits and launched him into the forefront of the decade's young talent. Journalists praised his style and fans pushed sales of the album to platinum certification. He proved he had the goods on the road as well, being named SRO's Best New Touring Artist in 1993.

     

    As if that weren't enough, his second album, the double-platinum Alibis (1993), spawned four straight #1 smashes – the title cut, "Can't Break It To My Heart," "My Second Home" and "If The Good Die Young" – and earned raves everywhere from GQ to Newsweek. "That got us past the sophomore jinx," Lawrence says with a grin. During the mid-'90s, he was among the most-played artists in all genres.

     

    Yet another quartet of major hits rose from the platinum I See It Now (1994), including "If The World Had A Front Porch" and "Texas Tornado." Then, Lawrence hit a creative and sales peak with "Time Marches On," a Bobby Braddock-penned blockbuster that led the 1996 album of the same name to double-platinum status and earned Lawrence nominations at all the major awards ceremonies.

     

    Lawrence's next album, 1997's The Coast Is Clear, produced the trademark hit "Better Man, Better Off." It preceded Lessons Learned (2000), which found the singer re-energized by his country roots. Both discs earned critical praise and kept Lawrence's radio presence and catalog sales chugging along.

     

    It's no surprise that over the years Lawrence has received widespread recognition: He was named Billboard's Top New Male Vocalist in 1992, garnering the Academy Of Country Music's Top New Male Vocalist trophy a year later; he earned the Country Weekly Golden Pick Awards' Video Artist Of The Year prize in 1995 and its Editor's Choice Platinum Pick crown in 1996, among other honors.

     

    Lawrence has produced his own and others' work and co-wrote a number of the songs he's recorded, including "If The World Had A Front Porch" and "Can't Break It To My Heart." Moreover, he has had considerable impact beyond the record industry. Lawrence contributed the song "Renegades, Rebels And Rogues" to the Maverick soundtrack and has starred in two CMT specials, one of which included footage from a USO tour that saw him entertain troops in Kosovo. He also co-produced nine of the 13 songs on The Civil War: The Nashville Sessions, a collection of songs written for the Broadway theater production "The Civil War: An American Musical Event." It features Travis Tritt, Deana Carter, Trace Adkins, Kevin Sharp, Michael English, Trisha Yearwood and John Berry.

     

    Lawrence has always been active in charitable causes, and he is annually at the helm of two events that are especially meaningful to him: a homecoming concert in his hometown that funds the Tracy Lawrence Foundation and a golf tournament in Texarkana, Texas, benefiting both the Tracy Lawrence Foundation and the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Assn. Lawrence's foundation has endowed scholarships and, most recently, provided funds to equip a high school computer science lab, a room that has been named after him. Lawrence helped raise more than a million dollars for the fight against Cystic Fibrosis; he's participated in numerous fundraisers for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; generated awareness and funds for CASA, a non-profit organization providing trained volunteer advocates to abused and neglected children caught up in the legal systems; and supported a lengthy list of the charitable causes of fellow celebrities and media outlets through live concert appearances, autograph signings, auction item donations, and interviews. "People have a duty to help each other out," he says. "I'm happy I can give something back to society through my efforts to raise funds and awareness for these important causes."

    at Cowboys Far West
    3030 NorthEast Loop 410
    San Antonio, United States

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  7. The Temperance Movement
    Event on 2016-01-24 19:00:00

    YOU KNOW ALL those times when a friend, magazine or so-called-expert has implored you to buy a new band's CD because it’s ‘Free-meets-the-Black Crowes-meets-the-Stones' and you think, quite rightly, “That sounds splendid! What could possibly go wrong?” So, you buy it, take it home, play it and it sounds like tosh?

    Yeah, well this is not one of those times. This is the story of The Temperance Movement: five guys, four of them in London, one in Scotland. In short, they rock. Big, sweaty, old-school, sincere rock. But, like all the best rock bands, they roll too. They have a swagger, a bravado. Soul.

    This is a band that merges two highly valuable commodities: riff driven blues based rock and seriously impressive – nay, spellbinding – musicality. Sure, it’s been a long time coming but, thank god, they’ve finally arrived.

    Their songs seem to occupy wildly opposite extremes; wide angle panoramic vignettes or short, sharp shocks to the system. They all, however, have one common denominator – a stunning ability to deliver a message. The emphasis, lyrically, is always on aching, some might say painful, life issues – everything from heart-on-sleeve confessionals to a defiant, let's-get-back-into-the-ring-and-take-on-all-comers boldness. Out of it all though, there is a sense of revelation, a feeling that these guys are actually writing about real life lessons learnt on the road to redemption.

    It started, as these things so often do, by chance. Singer-songwriter Phil Campbell's impressive solo career should be well known to you. A Scottish Ryan Adams but with better songs, his flight to fame was interrupted by the sort of obstacles only the music business can throw in your path. He was saved by an unexpected call from guitarist Luke Potashnick. “We're starting a band,” said Luke. “A proper band. Bluesy. Rocky. A bit Black-Crowes-ish. Do you fancy it?” His head said, “I'm not sure,” but his gut said, “Yes.”

    The we turned out to be Luke and Paul Sayer, two friends who’d known each other for some time. Both were seasoned songwriters and musicians but wanted to step into something more permanent. With Phil on board, they knew they had the foundations of something very special indeed.

    Recruiting the perfect rhythm section took a little while longer than expected with the trio working their way through a few combinations until jamming with bassist Nick Fyffe and Australian-born drummer Damon Wilson. The Temperance Movement was born.

    at Manchester Academy
    Oxford Road
    Manchester, United Kingdom

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  10. BULLY
    Event on 2016-01-18 19:00:00

    with special guests FAKE LIMBS

    18+ SHOW
    7:00PM DOORS
    8:00PM SHOW

    Presented by First Avenue and 89.3 The Current

    [Please direct all questions regarding ticketing and table reservations to First Avenue’s Box Office (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm) at 612-338-8388.]

    The word “bully” has a negative connotation in 2015, one heavy with menace and violence. A bully is an instigator, an aggressor someone who can spot your weaknesses and exploit them mercilessly. It’s a curious name for a Nashville quartet that is transforming familiar ’90s alt-rock (Dinosaur Jr, Pavement, Weezer) into smart, sharp-edged millennial indie rock, but “bully” is certainly an apt description for the band’s churning guitars, rambunctious rhythms, and tightly coiled intensity. Their debut Feels Like sounds alternately like a balled fist and a fresh bruise.

    More crucially, the word “bully” is a perfect distillation of frontwoman Alicia Bognanno’s visceral approach to songwriting. She trades in steely observations, raw-nerve confessions, and intense anger directed almost exclusively at herself although a few bystanders and bad exes might get caught in the crossfire. Her voice rises from sugar-sweet to scratchy howl as she bares her most harrowing fears to the world. In other words, Bognanno is her own bully.

    Not merely the band’s vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, and all-around visionary, she is also Bully’s producer and engineer. Her musical life in music is inseparable from her experiences studying audio techniques and technology. Growing up in Minnesota, Bognanno often made up her own lyrics and melodies nothing so complete as a song but it wasn’t until her senior year of high school that she found an outlet for those creative urges. “I took an audio engineering class at this alternative school,” she recalls, adding that sessions were held at the local zoo. “Suddenly, it was like, Wow! I have a way to record stuff. Now I need to figure out how to play an instrument.” She learned piano quickly, but guitar was more difficult; she had more fun using Logic Pro X to loop beats for some of her friends who were aspiring rappers.

    Audio engineering engaged her in ways that other subjects had not, and Bognanno credits her teacher with recommending an inexpensive four-year Bachelor of Science program at Middle Tennessee State University, about thirty miles south of Nashville. There she immersed herself in courses in recording techniques, music theory and history, even copyright law. She even took another stab at guitar, this time with better results. “I think learning just some basic theory helped a lot, but I think it was because I picked up an electric guitar instead of an acoustic,” she explains. “It was a lot more fun.”

    While the school emphasized digital recording, Boganno became obsessed with analog equipment. Part of the attraction was the richer and roomier sound, which opens up new and livelier textures in the instruments. “It’s hard to bust out of what your instructors are showing you and what all your classmates are doing,” she says, “but there were two teachers who maintained the tape machines, and they gave me lessons on the mechanics and techniques.”

    Bognanno used that experience to pursue an internship at Electrical Audio, the Chicago studio complex owned by Steve Albini and host to legendary sessions by some of Bully’s heroes and biggest influences: the Breeders, Liz Phair, Superchunk, even the Stooges. When she returned to Tennessee, she started working at a local studio (Battle Tapes), ran sound at one of the best venues in town (the Stone Fox), and formed Bully as essentially a solo project backed by a trio of friends: Stewart Copeland on drums, Clayton Parker on guitar, and Reece Lazarus on bass.

    Despite Bognanno’s expertise as an audio engineer, the band is less a studio entity than a stage act, one that has quickly developed a reputation for its ferocious live shows (the Nashville Scene named Bully the top local band in its 2014 Best of Nashville issue.) On record, Bognanno strives to retain the band’s formidable guitar attack while highlighting her boldly candid lyrics. “At this point in my life I always want everything I make to sound like we’re playing live,” she explains. “That’s why I didn’t put any keyboards or any extra stuff on there. Some people don’t like that, but I had to go with my gut.”

    A deeply personal album by an artist bravely mining her own life, Feels Like is all about trying to figure yourself out about holding yourself accountable and acting like an adult in a society that doesn’t offer very many good examples. It’s a coming-of-age album, which only makes Bognanno more relatable. “Sometimes I wonder if people think I’m a complete mess,” she says. “It’s not easy to put yourself out there like, but it’s true. Everyone goes through shit like that.”
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    at Fine Line Music Cafe
    318 First Avenue North
    Minneapolis, United States

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  12. Cas Haley
    Event on 2016-01-19 21:00:00
    with Ethan Tucker, Brightside
    Occasionally, blessings come disguised as roadblocks. Sometimes its hard to see the lesson in the suffering. I pray for grace to guide me, Cas Haley sings on Hold Up My Heart, a track from his new album, More Music, More Family. From the outside, the soulful musician looks like he has it all: A loving young family, a wonder-ful home near Paris, Texas, where he grew up, and a career on the rise. Hes shared stages with UB40, Allen Stone, G. Love, Ziggy Marley, and Easy Star All-Stars, among others, and has per-formed at events such as Hangout Music Festival, California Roots Music and Arts Festival, Reggae on the River, and Mighty Sounds in the Czech Republic. But a freak accident a fall while skiing at a festival in the Midwest left Haley unable to sing. During eight months of treatment, he had plenty of time to think about what the injury meant to his future. The idea for More Music, More Family came from reflecting on how to pursue his career more holistically. To be alone is an unnatural thing / even when youre spreading good vibes with the songs you love to sing, the musician reveals on the title track of his album. Spending months at a time on the road, he was missing his children as they grew up: In pursuit of this dream, I was creating tension, he says. Haley channeled that turmoil into an albums worth of material. More Music, More Family, which will be released through Jimmy Buffets label, Mailboat Records, deals with realizing purpose, strength and values. Crowdfunded through a Pledge Music campaign and recorded over a month at Steelgrass Farm in Kauai, Hawaii, the making of the record was as much about the healing process as the creative process. For starters, Haley points out, Hawaii is paradise. If youre having issues in paradise, they suddenly become very clear. Those challenges and the overcoming of them are felt on More Music, More Family, but songs like the blues-tinged and funky I Got You and the danceable, kinetic Spirit Being ad-dress the universality of life lessons with positivity, uplifting melodies and Haleys heartfelt vo-cal style. Big Hope, a track whose reggae-flavored intro gives way to energetic hip-hop beats, features Freewill (Luminaries) and Drew Misik (New Reb). Singer/songwriter Trevor Hall guests on Hold Up My Heart, up-and-coming Hawaiian artist Mike Love lends an Aloha spirit to the second verse of the title track, and Andrew Terrett, aka Tubby Love, is featured on Whole.Tubby Love co-produced More Music, More Family, co-writing about 90 percent of the songs with Haley. Their different writing styles Haley uses a lot of artistic license and relies on emotion and delivery to tell the story; Tubby Love aims for clarity of message and precise lyrics melded to powerful effect. The album borrows the best of Haleys previous efforts. Connec-tion, from 2010, was recorded in a controlled studio setting while 2012s La Si Dah was captured in full takes with no overdubs. On More Music, More Family, Haley and his team wanted to bridge those two worlds, capturing an organic feeling along with a high fidelity.While the album nods frequently to reggae sounds and textures, Haley who grew up with mu-sician parents and their extensive record collection doesnt consider himself a reggae artist. His omnivorous listening habits and involvement in the skateboard culture of the early 90s led him to the ska artists who influence him to this day. But More Music, More Family is eclectic: Man Inside weaves introspective and honest lyrics through shimmying rhythms and a low-key refrain. Instrumental track Ryans Prayer is a cool swirl of melody and propulsive beat, and Before Its Too Late, soul-tinged and syncopated, builds a platform from which Haleys vocal can soar. The gospel break down in that songs last minute raises the energy even higher with its celebratory stomps, claps and huge-hearted magnetism.Now recovered and back to making music, Haleys new approach incorporates his family into shorter tours. Hes also making sure the places he plays are aligned with his family-friendly ap-proach. Im trying to make everything more in line with the message so that I can be received in the way that makes the best impact, he saysThat message has everything to do with the importance of the unit, which includes blood rela-tives as well as close friends. Even as people pursue their dreams and careers, Haley hopes they wont lose sight of togetherness. Slow down and be aware of the blessing of family, he says. Thats where the light comes from.Learn more at cashaley.com

    at Doug Fir Restaurant & Lounge
    830 E Burnside Street
    Portland, United States

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  14. JD McPherson
    Event on 2016-01-13 21:00:00
    with HONEYHONEY
    You could mistake JD McPherson for a revivalist, given how few other contemporary artists are likely to assert, as he boldly does, that Keep a Knockin by Little Richard is the best record ever made. Its so insanely visceral, you feel like its going to explode your speakers. If Im listening to that in the car, I find myself having to brake suddenly. I can listen to that and it makes me feel like Im 20 feet tall. And the feeling of joy I get from that record is always going to be the real push behind trying to make music.But in a very real sense, McPherson is much more a pioneer than roots resuscitator. Hes knocking at the door of something that arguably hasnt yet been accomplisheda spirited, almost spiritual hybrid that brings the forgotten lessons from the earliest days of rock & roll into a future that has room for the modernities of studio technique and 21st century singer/songwriter idiosyncrasies that Richard Penniman would not recognize. Let the Good Times Roll, his second album, is a stranger, and more personal affair than its Fats Domino-redolent title might at first suggest, but the name isnt exactly ironic, either. If you, too, brake for pleasure, youll screech to a halt at the enrapturing sound of these Good Times.His first album, 2012s Signs & Signifiers, was hailed as an utterly irresistible, slicked-back triumph by Mojo and a rockin', bluesy, forward-thinking gold mine that subtly breaks the conventions of most vintage rock projects by All Music Guide. The Washington Post wrote that, he and his bandmates are great musicians taking ownership of a sound, not just mimicking one. That same review remarked upon how, the album sounds as if the band is in the same room with the listener. But for the follow-up, McPherson wanted to maintain that raw power while also capturing the more mysterious side of the records he loves. To that slightly spookier end, he enlisted as a collaborator Mark Neill, known for his work as a producer and engineer with versed-in-the-past acts going back to the Paladins in the 1980s, but, most recently, for recording The Black Keys and Dan Auerbacha friend of McPhersons who co-wrote the new albums Bridge Builder.Talking up one of the freshly minted tunes, Bridge Builder, McPherson describes it as being the psychedelic Coasters. That no such thing really existed prior to this album doesnt deter him. This is something I actually talked about with Mark at the beginning of the record: I want to make a 50s psychedelic record!

    at Wonder Ballroom
    128 NE Russel Street
    Portland, United States

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I Needed a New Roof on My Commercial Building

When I purchased a building in the city, I knew that I was going to have to invest some money into it to get it to pass inspection. I paid a very low price for it because of its condition, but I had a feeling it would not cost me much to get it how I wanted it. The most expensive thing would be the roof, because it was going to need to be completely replaced, or at least that was my opinion. I called a nearby company that does roof repair in Manhattan NY, and I scheduled an appointment for a rep to come look at the roof.

It is a flat roof, which gave me a few different options for it. The roofing expert who came out inspected the roof and told me that it should definitely be replaced. He told me of two different methods that he would recommend, which were metal and shingle roofs. Continue reading

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The Care the Elderly Need

There are a lot of different types of mental illness, and each type affects those who suffer from it differently. That’s why it’s so hard to diagnose the condition and then to find the right treatment for it. With treatment, the goal is to help those who suffer from mental illness have the highest quality of life possible or if possible, find decent dementia care in Queens. There’s no known cure for most types of mental illness, but most can be treated, which is the next best thing to cure.In some cases, brain exercises may help reduce the effects of some types of mental illness, such as Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s occurs when people (mostly elderly, but not always) begin to have difficulty remembering things. Its onset and progression is usually slow, but ultimately, it makes someone’s quality of life very poor.

Eventually, those who suffer from Alzheimer’s need constant care so as to avoid injuring themselves and sometimes others. Continue reading

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Started to Work on the New Roof

We have just now started working on the new project this week and it is going to be a huge test for me. It is not going to be easy to figure out the math on this, but we are going to have to find a really good deal on a new roof. We have started to talk with a half a dozen r roof repair in Brooklyn ny and some of them are obviously not that interested in the project. They can see that it is going to be a big problem and that we are looking to save a lot of money. Of course the big problem is how much it is going to be to get it done. Continue reading

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Started to Work on the New Clubhouse

Sandy and I are going to get started to work on the new clubhouse next week. We pretty much decided that it was not worth the effort to try to get the landlord to repair the one that we had been using. We talked to them about it, but they obviously did not want to get on the same page with them. The big need is to get someone who does roof repair in NYC to come out there and fix the roof. That is going to be quite expensive and it is not something that we can force the landlord to do, but of course at the end of the day we are the ones who hold the responsibility for what happens. We have out members in there and they expect us to take care of them. Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Marathon

Gabriel Martin Pablo Otros DIRECTV PREPAGO & ABONOSThere was a marathon of one of my favorite shows coming on for an entire week. It was being advertised on nearly every channel and I just had to see it. There was a major problem preventing this, and it was that I didn’t have the channel that the marathon would be airing on. I had to go to http://www.cable-tv.com/directv/ to find a TV provider that would give me the channel. It was a little weird that the ad for the marathon was airing on channels that wouldn’t be showing the marathon, but I guess the company in charge of the channel wanted to have as much ad space as possible.

For the marathon, I got a lot of snacks and drinks for refreshments. I had the entire week off from work, so all I had to do was watch and enjoy. I had to plan when I would be able to get sleep and bathe, because I couldn’t watch the marathon all day without any kind of break. I chose to break during the episodes that I didn’t enjoy that much. Continue reading

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Choice is a Great Thing

DIRECTV • Editores, periodistas y colaboradores • ENTER.COI have been using local network channels to watch TV for about 5 years. I was in college for most of that time, so I just did not have the extra time to watch it very much. But I have been curious about getting a TV package of some sort, whether it’s through DirecTV or some other provider.

I was not really sure of where to start. I have not been paying attention for so long that I did not know who even provided specialized TV service. I found out that there are three different providers in my area when I looked online, which is more than there were 5 years ago. This was good news because it meant that I would have more choice in a variety of ways, rather than less. More is always best.

I have a new TV that allows me to watch programs in HD, so I knew I wanted a company that could help me with that. I am also big into sports, so I wanted to find out who had the best sports offerings for me. I also wanted to be with a company that offers a variety of packages, so that I would not be stuck with paying only one price to pay.

I ended up finding out that DirectTV would make me the happiest. On Sundays, they have a plan that allows you to see all the football games you want to see, rather than only what networks want you to see. They also have more HD channels than any other company does. They have several bundles to choose from, and I chose the one right in the middle because it has exactly what I need. I love having choice when it comes to entertainment, and I feel that I got a great value.

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Getting Great Wedding Photos with Great Service

It is hard to deny the level of importance that weddings have earned in our culture. Sure, it’s safe to admit that sometimes the men involved are not quite as hyped up as the women, but it is definitely still an important memory for everyone involved. Unfortunately even if we try though, remembering every detail can be difficult to do. The best way to be able to look back at the event later and relive it is through photography, and hiring Nashville wedding photographers is a cheap and easy way to get some amazing pictures of the whole event.

Of course being able to trust a wedding photographer is a pretty big deal as well because if they fail to capture a moment, it is not as if they can just be repeated on demand. Everything from having the right settings for pictures to simply showing up on time can be crucial on this stressful day. Continue reading

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I Travel to Look Pretty

Some guys get fashion and beauty, but most don’t understand just how important certain people and businesses are in this industry. My husband is one of them. He appreciates the final product, which is a dolled up me. He doesn’t understand that not just anyone can do what my stylist does though. He has often told me to get a salon that is closer to home, but I insist on using the same singapore hair salon that I have been using since I was a teenager. It doesn’t matter that it is an hour’s drive for me, and that there are a dozen hair salons in my immediate area.

I know that none of them can touch what my stylist does. I actually did try two different salons before going back to Team Salon. The first salon did not use organic products, which is a must for me. The second did have organic, but they did not have the creativity of my stylist. Continue reading

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Opry at the Ryman Matinee: Joey + Rory, Mark Wills, Oak Ridge Boys, and more to be added.

  1. Opry at the Ryman Matinee: Joey + Rory, Mark Wills, Oak Ridge Boys, and more to be added.
    Event on 2014-01-11 19:00:00
    Opry at the Ryman Matinee: Joey + Rory, Mark Wills, Oak Ridge Boys, and more to be added.

    The Grand Ole Opry is a two-hour show that features a line-up of new stars, superstars, and legends of country music in each show.

    A complete artist line-up is posted the week of the show. See THIS WEEK for the current line up.

    at Ryman Auditorium
    116 Fifth Avenue North
    Nashville, United States

  2. Cirque du Soleil O Las Vegas
    Event on 2013-12-30 19:30:00

    at “O” Theatre At Bellagio
    3600 S Las Vegas Boulevard
    Las Vegas, United States

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It is a Good Thing We Have Fast Internet from Frontier Communications in CT

We got satellite TV and wondered why the installer said we needed to connect it to the Internet. I thought that was a bit odd since it received signals from satellites up in space for the TV programming. He explained that some of the free and some other On-Demand programming would be downloaded over an Internet connection. I was really surprised to learn that they would do that. It is a good thing we have fast Internet through Frontier Communications in CT. If we had our old DSL service, we might have problems downloading some of the stuff we want to watch.

I can see the need to connect to let the company know if you ordered any PPV, but to use a homeowners Internet service to actually download content seemed a bit odd. Well, that is how the system works, and there was nothing we could do about it. If we wanted to keep it, we had to live with it using our broadband Internet connection to download some content to the receiver box. It was no big deal for us, but it would be a big deal for my brother-in-law and sister. They have data limits on their Internet service, and it is nowhere near as fast as our fiber optic.

It is funny how you need to spend so much time researching a product or service you buy so as to not be surprised with how it functions. I would have never suspected my TV service needing to connect to our fiber optic Internet service to to download content. Now that we are at the end of our contract, I am thinking about switching to the bundled phone, TV and FIOS Internet option. With the rising rates of our old service, the special discounts we would get with the combo offer look like a great choice.

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Commercial Roof Repair and Prices

It is really hot in the office right now. I am not sure why, but the boss refuses to turn on the A/C. It is kind of cruel and it is times like these that make me want to get a better job. I have this task of hiring commercial roof repair in Morris county NJ. It seems the roof on this building is pretty old, and it is in needs of repairs. We hope that we will not have to get it replaced, but it is not clear yet. We are going to take he recommendations of the company that we hire for the job into account, and then to make a decision going forward from there.

I am not looking forward to finding the company for this job, because I do not like making phone calls. Kind of a weird thing to admit, because it does make up a large portion of my job on a daily basis. Does not mean that I like it anymore. In reality, I probably like it less than ever. I used to have a social anxiety condition, and while I have mostly gotten over that for the most part, it does not change the fact that I still get a little bit nervous when I am making a phone call.

It was much worse when I was in high school. When I was trying to get my first job, I was calling around to ask if people were hiring. Sometimes, it would take me about 15 minutes to convince myself to get the nerve to pick of the phone and make the call. Sometimes I would pick up the phone and turn it on and start to dial and then hang up. Those were sad times, but thankfully I have improved a lot since then.

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Working to Cut Down on My Bills

Like most people I have problems controlling my spending and the big problem recently has been the fact that I spent a whole lot of money going out with this girl. I dated her for about four or five months and she was a whole lot of fun, but she like to go out every night and that costs a lot of money. It got to the point where I had to give her up or give up eating lunch. Right now I am look to see if I can get a really cheap internet deal some place. Of course it is not as though I could give it up and do without it. I know guys who try that and they are always trying to steal the wi fi from their neighbors and stuff like that. I guess if you were really forced to it that would be something of an option, but I am not really looking to do that sort of thing if there is any way to avoid it.

I have a lot of bills which are not going to change no matter how much I want them to. The rent stays the rent and the choice is either to pay it or to go sleep in the back seat of my car. Of course I can not really put all of my stuff in my car at one time. I have the car insurance and for a few more months I have a car payment. It is going to help me out a bunch when I get the car loan paid off, but that is going to be some time in the Summer. So for now that is just another bill that has to be paid. Of course I need to start getting ready for when I need another car.

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A Clog in the Sewage Pipes

I had some problems not long ago with my drains. The water would go down very slowly, and I even had to unclog them at times using a chemical that I bought at the store. I knew that it wasn't normal though, so I turned to the Internet to do some research on it. I realized that if I didn't get it checked out by a professional, I could end up making the problem even worse. I called a company that handles sewer cleaning in Morris County NJ because everything I read indicated that it was probably something wrong with the sewer lines.

The company that I hired was highly recommended by my neighbor. She had used them when she had some problems herself, and she was completely satisfied with not only their work but their prices also. Since I am on a rather tight budget, I knew that this was the right company for me since she is in the same boat. When I explained what was going on every time the drains were being slow, they told me the best thing to do would be a video inspection of the sewage pipes.

They were able to determine rather quickly what the problem was by using the camera this way. I was concerned that it would be something major, and I was holding my breath. When they explained that it was just an accumulation of a combination of things, they really relieved my worry by saying they could get at it with a chemical mixture that is much stronger than what I had been using. They were able to take care of the clog that same day, and I have not had any problems with it since. The final bill for what they did was extremely reasonable, and I am happy with the work they did.

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Try to Save Where You Can

Sometimes I get so fed up with these bills that I want to just rip them up. I mean how can they really expect me to pay this much for basic services. It's really insane that I have to pay this much. That is how I used to feel, I finally did something about it when I felt like my bills could not possibly get any hire. I started looking into a way to save on internet US A. I wanted a way to keep my bill down without compromising the service that I was receiving, luckily they had ways to get cheap internet and so far it has worked like a charm. Of course I could also get cable services through them if I wanted to, but I am happy with just internet for now. Maybe one day I'll go for the switch but I like the tried and true feeling I get from my current company.

Honestly not every complany out there is bad. If you want to stick with your own company for whatever reason then do it, look for other places to trim some fat off the budget. There is always something that you can make cheaper or drop altogether. Just ask yourself if you really use it, and if you do ask yourself whether or not you really use it. I know that I was paying for a ton of cable channels that I just did not watch, so I had it cut down to just the few that I did and that saved me a ton of money. I mean sure, I can't watch those channels now but the truth of the matter is that I never watched them before and I probably never would have. Also look into alternatives, for instance you may be able to replace cable with a video streaming service or something like that to save somoe money.

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The Best Office Cleaners Available

There are many different factors that come into play when judging an office space, ranging from big things like the location or size to smaller things like the cleanliness or decoration. Cleaning is one thing that is sometimes overlooked by many companies, which can be a terrible mistake. The bottom line is that a cleaner workspace will make everyone feel more comfortable and happy, which can directly lead to better results down the road. Of course in an ideal world, employees would help out and keep everything clean, but more realistically hiring an office cleaner in Bergen County NJ will ensure that your office stays in perfect form.

Some larger companies can afford to have an internal janitorial department, where hiring and management will all be handled by employees within the company. However, the overhead and running cost of this can be very inefficient for any company that does not require huge amounts of cleaning. For most offices, the better option is outsourcing as mentioned above so finding the right company to handle your cleaning needs is a huge deal. It is certainly worth taking the time to research options and find the best, as everything from pricing to efficiency will be impacted by the company that is chosen.

This is why going with an experienced and reputable company will help, as it is hard to know what to expect from an outside company. Sticking with someone that hires the best workers and does background checks on employees can be vital to feel safe and get reliable results. Of course just because you want quality does not mean your budget is unlimited either though, but this company is known for consistency. The bottom line is that your office will get great cleaning with products and cleaners that are known for safety and efficiency.

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A School of Twitter Users

While trying to figure out the best way to visit http://buytwitternow.net without anyone knowing that I actually bought them, I stumbled upon a website that mention adding followers without suspicion. I bought followers from them and they were added to my account the same day. No one questioned me about my followers, not even my friends. They didn't suspect a thing, and I was free to get away with it, except I decided to tell my friends anyway. I don't know why I did that. Something always compels me to tell things to my friends that I should keep a secret.

After telling my friends about how I got the followers, they bought some of their own, and now their accounts have just as many followers as I do. It was nice having the most followers among my friends for a while, but I guess not everything lasts forever. This would be nice on its own, but there is one thing that I forgot when I told my friends about how I got my followers. My friends aren't exactly known for keeping a secret, so they all told everyone at school about the website.

I bet the website is enjoying all of the customers it gets on a daily basis. Nearly everyone at school buys followers for their Twitter accounts now, and that even includes the teachers. It's so weird seeing my teachers, the school staff, and the principal, all checking out their profiles. The teachers and staff are following each other, but they don't follow any of the students. I guess they don't want to get into any kind of trouble. We can follow them thought, and look at their mundane conversations about work. I wonder if they're doing any private messages about things not related to the school.

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Ornate Scalloped Saree:

This beautiful saree is sure to bring out the diva in you. Today, when more and more people are conscious of the way they look and tend to dress their best, it is important to do whatever you can to stand out in the crowd rather than look like just one of the crowd. Looking like a diva in this beautiful saree is sure to grab everyones eyes. The impeccable creation in all its gorgeousness will make you look and feel like a true goddess. Fabulous is just a step away in this saree. Look like a modern day stunner in this reinvented retro style. The saree is dull ochre and brings out the splendor of every skin tone. The color of royalty is sure to suit every woman perfectly and bring out the best in them. Then entire body is decorated with floral motifs. These Click To Read More
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Star

A certain amount of Handy stars Imagery Star Random Partners AD in reference to Paf -Paf Image by nolnet Well, theres nothing to be explained here. If you need a pentagonal star, this one works pretty well. Star Wars episode 3 coin Image by kevin dooley Star wars episode 3 collectors coin. Click To Read More
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Very best Ten Strategies – Mobile Marketing At Its Best: Here’s How You Do It

To gain customers and expand your brand, use QR codes. You can use these codes to pass on various discounts to your customers. All they need to use your QR codes is a cell phone. QR codes make it easier to market your products to your customers in a quick way with information they can use.Don't share short codes; buy dedicated ones. It can be expensive, up to 2k, but they will be yours. Eventually, people will learn your short code which they will link to your company. This is much smaller of a price than encountering legal problems. If the company that shares the code engages in unethical practices, you may be in trouble as well.Have maps and directions on your mobile website to make it more mobile friendly. Many people use their mobile devices to help them get to Click To Read More
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Advisory: Two Henrys Biertober Festival, Sat. Oct.25 Noon to 4:00PM, Celebrates Brewery Anniversary and Showcases New Craft Beers and Ciders

Two Henrys Brewing Company is celebrating its one year anniversary and its new lineup of unique hand crafted beers and ciders at its 2nd Annual Biertober Festival Saturday Oct. 25 at Keel and Curley Winery - the brewerys Plant City home. Plant City, FL (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 The Two Henrys Brewing Company invites beer and cider lovers to its 2nd annual Biertober Festival Saturday Oct. 25 from noon to 4:00 PM. Two Henrys will showcase 15 beers and five ciders. Keel and Curley Winery will also participate, offering 20 wines for sampling. Beyond Two Henrys popular craft beer lineup special Biertober Festival edition beers will include: Whiskey Barrel Stout, Blueberry Jalapeno Porter, Coconut Brown Ale, Pumpkin Spice Snowbird, Blueberry Vanilla Ale and Click To Read More
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Degrees of bokeh

A certain amount of Good degree Portraits Degrees of bokeh Image by kevin dooley Different degrees of bokeh from our Christmas lights... Messy 360 degree panorama of Burning Man Image by veo_Support This Blog By Visiting Sponsor AD regarding Bet365 :Bet365 This is a very poorly constructed full 360 degree panorama of the 2006 Burning Man festival. If you ignore the horrible image overlap youll get a pretty good impression of what Black Rock City looks like right before it comes alive at night. If you are familar with the layout of Black Rock City, the images were taken just off the esplanade and 9:30 right before dark. The very left and very right of the image is at 10:00 and Esplanade with 6:00 approximately in the middle of the panorama. Click To Read More
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Intrigue

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The Perfect Way to Get Train Horns

The invention of the train was a pretty big deal for the world, and even more so in the U.S. The implications on our economy and lifestyle were huge and the impact can still be felt today. For this reason many people are quite sentimental and attached to trains, ranging from collectors to general operators and more. Part of the allure to trains comes from their amazing horns, which obviously have great functional use, but have also become quite iconic. The website at http://www.trainhornsunlimited.com helps people to get their hands on some of these amazing train horns, which is a product category that few businesses can really handle. The bottom line is that most people will never even consider purchasing a train horn. Because of this, the overhead of running a retail Click To Read More
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Something that I truly feel – Check Out These Self Help Ideas

Exercise can benefit almost anyone, even those who are not trying to shed excess weight. There are many other benefits from regular exercise. Exercising stimulates your body to produce all kinds of chemicals that ultimately result in a happier, calmer you.If you are in the process of self development, it can be a blow to fail but keep going. However, failure is really an opportunity to grow as a person. Failing usually teaches a lesson, but you have to pay attention. It can also tell you more about your weaknesses and strengths. With that said, each failure should be taken in a positive light, as you learn pieces connected to your personal puzzle.Try perusing some books on personal development. When you read a really good personal development book, you may come away Click To Read More
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Utilize These Tips When Purchasing Your Property

To get the best service when you are buying real estate, you should shop around for an agent. The thing you want to look for is someone who is committed to helping you without pressuring you to buy something just so they can make a commission. As you talk to agents, ask for referrals. The best agents will be happy to have you talk to people that they have helped.If youre considering buying a house in a new neighborhood, dont just take the real estate agents description of the area. Find out about crime levels from the local police department, pick up the local newspaper and visit the local grocery store. You can find out a lot about the local area by doing these three things.Anyone who has ever purchased a home before can tell you that its not always an easy process. Click To Read More
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Keep Your Skin Healthy and Acne Free

Taking care of your skin is one of the highest priorities that an individual should keep in mind. When I was younger I had to deal with some of the worst acne that you can imagine. Going to school was a nightmare, as I was convinced that people were staring at me, judging me for the raw, red blemishes that had arisen from my skin. I really did feel like I was a pizza face - waking up every morning to see a new pustule on my face was heartbreaking. With Oro Gold Skin Care I was able to control of my acne but it wasn't enough. For something that is so wildly universal, it's amazing that there isn't some kind of cure for acne yet. It makes a person wonder whether or not that the industry is making so much money that it is in their best interest to not have a cure. Since Click To Read More
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Live A Life Free Of Allergies With These Tips

Do you have seasonal allergies? Do you become apprehensive ahead of time about the seasonal allergies that keep coming back? The article below will help by showing you some of the effective methods you can use to treat your allergies. Keep reading and see if any of the following tips will help you.Avoiding your allergic triggers is certainly an option for some people, especially those who are allergic to foodstuff like strawberries or peanut butter. It can be difficult to deal with allergies to pollen or pet dander. But if you use the tips you have read throughout the article above, you will be armed with the tools necessary to deal with all allergens. Think about getting rid of your carpeting. Carpet is a very common place for pollen and dust, that is why it is very Click To Read More
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