Frankfort developer Michael Davenport returned today from Joplin, Mo., where he and his family helped distribute supplies and gave $100 bills to survivors. A tornado struck the area on May 22 killing 146, and 29 are still missing. Davenport said he felt called to help the survivors and left Friday in his motor home to deliver supplies to a church there. “God put it on my heart,” he said.
I'm not going to lie to you: I haven't watched TNT's Franklin & Bash, which premieres Wednesday night on TNT. If you want an actual review, there are a few kicking around. I'm more interested, as a recovering attorney, in the general progress of lawyer shows and what the odds are that they have finally come up with a lawyer show that accurately reflects real life. Let us investigate the evidence as it currently exists.
You may not know guitarist Dennis Coffey's name, but you know his work. Coffey was an integral member of the Funk Brothers, the house band for Motown, and helped usher in a harder-edged sound for the label. That was generations ago, but at 70, a man as talented as Coffey isn't about to stop crafting new compositions or revisiting old ones.
"It almost smacks of too much effort," said DFA 1979 drummer-singer Sebastian Grainger about the stunning natural environment at the Sasquatch! Music Festival in central Washington last Friday, as the red sun gently dipped into the shadows of the Columbia River Gorge.
After the international success of Chilean artists Javiera Mena, Gepe, Odisea, and Denver last year, music fans have high expectations for the future of Chilean pop. Adrianigual, hailing from the capital city of Santiago, is the country's breakthrough disco-rock band, and they've delivered the first essential Chilean record of the year.
Updated at 2:23 pm — CBS News reports that some journalists are worried that Sarah Palin's East Coast bus tour is creating a dangerous situation on the highways by not telling the news media beforehand about its planned stops.
Instead, journalists are having to trail her small motorcade bus from stop to stop. The response from Palin and her aides to journalists is, in a paraphrase, "tough."
[Spoiler Alert: This review touches on some details from season three of True Blood.]
This week HBO releases season three of True Blood on DVD — 12 episodes bringing us up to speed on Sookie Stackhouse, the psychic southern waitress; on Bill Compton and Eric Northman, the two vampires in love with her; and on all the other far-from-normal residents of and around their bayou town. And in a few weeks, on June 26, HBO launches season four of True Blood, which doubles down on its paranormal plot lines.