Author: sunlightday3

It’s not only the sound of bluegrass that Strings is reimagining but also the image. Sitting in his bus as 6,000 fans drifted into a sold-out amphitheater near Portland, Ore., this month, Strings held a svelte black vaporizer in one hand while gripping a $300 electronic bong with the other. Giggling beneath a hat that read “Sex & Drugs & Flatt & Scruggs,” he looked more like the thoroughly tattooed brother of Shaggy from “Scooby-Doo” than those bluegrass patriarchs.He joked about covering “Dueling Banjos,” made famous in the film “Deliverance,” in full B.D.S.M. regalia and lampooned bluegrass posters for looking…

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Every home cook needs a deliciously cozy casserole recipe and this Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole takes the prize! A combination of wild rice, mushrooms, and chicken is baked in a quick, creamy, cheesy sauce for a dish everyone will love! I have partnered with Reynolds Wrap® to bring you this delicious chicken casserole recipe. Time Saving Tips A budget friendly crowd-pleaser, this recipe is very versatile! The shortcut sauce requires no roux or slurry making it quick to stir together. To save cleanup time, line the pan with Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Foil before adding the casserole ingredients. I…

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CBD

Full disclosure: I’m a hemp farmer, but what I’m about to say has your best interest at heart. If you want to grow hemp for the CBD market this summer, please don’t. Ask anyone who grew hemp for the CBD extraction market in 2020 if they’re going to grow any hemp at all this year – and if they are, how much less they’ll plant compared to last year. It’s not the farmer’s fault no matter how wonderful or plentiful their crop. The market is flooded with literally tons of unsold hemp “biomass” all over the country. Bales, totes, bins,…

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Rob Kaplan, the president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will step down from his position after more than six years.In a Sept. 27 announcement, the Dallas Fed said Kaplan, its 13th president and CEO, would be retiring beginning Oct. 8. The 64-year-old cited recent attention to his “financial disclosure risks” in his decision to step down, likely referring to news outlets reporting that he had traded stocks in companies including Apple, Alibaba, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Tesla in 2020 while casting his vote on U.S. monetary policy.The Dallas Fed president has denied any allegations…

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And I see a lot of companies that work to do this. I see a lot of C.E.O.s put a premium on their employees. What is different and unique about the cooperative model is the intimacy of it, the understanding of those families, of knowing these communities. I don’t know that a business can be successful if employees are worried about their kids’ school or that their mom can’t go to the doctor. More of that understanding will help everybody.Americans are drinking less milk. Is that having an effect on how your farmers produce?People say, “Look at this amazing growth…

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When Dr. Roy Herbst of Yale started in oncology about 25 years ago, nearly every lung cancer patient with advanced disease got chemotherapy.With chemotherapy, he said, “patients would be sure to have one thing: side effects.” Yet despite treatment, most tumors continued to grow and spread. Less than half his patients would be alive a year later. The five-year survival rate was just 5 to 10 percent.Those dismal statistics barely budged until 2010, when targeted therapies began to emerge. There are now nine such drugs for lung cancer patients, three of which were approved since May of this year. About…

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CANBERRA, Australia — When Australia’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, proclaimed a new “forever partnership” strengthening military ties with the United States, it was a decisive step in his country’s trailblazing push against a more assertive China.The decision this month to acquire American nuclear-powered submarines showed that even as Beijing has pummeled Australia with sanctions and a freeze on high-level talks, Australian officials are determined to maintain a sharp turn in policy and tone toward China, despite relations descending into their deepest chill in decades.“This was Australia acting in our national interests to ensure our national security in our region,” Mr.…

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MILAN — Milan Fashion Week ended with official confirmation of what may be the biggest trend in the fashion world right now — not fringe (though there was a lot of that) or bicep bracelets (ditto) or even bikini tops (still going strong), but rather power mash-ups.Introducing Fendace, a.k.a. Fendi by Versace, or Versace by Fendi, the pre-spring 2022 pop-up collections created by Kim Jones, Fendi’s women’s wear artistic director and Silvia Venturini Fendi, Fendi’s men’s wear designer, and Donatella Versace of Versace, in which the designers tried their hands at the other’s house and then showed the results on…

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Art

Best: Obviously, Jennifer HollidayThere were lots of great numbers during the first half of the Tonys, and even a few in the second half. But no one else did what Holliday did when she planted herself center stage and let rip with “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.” It’s not just that she sings her signature song like no one ever sang anything. It’s that the singing is secondary, merely the outward expression of something much larger within her. Musical theater at its best delivers the human soul, in joy or agony or confidence or shame, to an…

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