I love country music and love wearing my faux DSW cowgirl boots around Maryland, but I was not prepared for the twangy explosion that was Nashville during CMA week. 603 more words
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Getting to know Jesse Kinch on a Saturday afternoon was not originally in my plans for last weekend.
When I got the phone call from the soft-spoken, laid back, genuine 20-year-old last Friday evening, I was completely in shock. 658 more words
Headed to Birmingham, AL to support my guys Kevin and Jeremiah of UNKNOWN LYRIC. These two have truly blessed me more than they know. To see them play with such love and enthusiasm and knowing that sink or swim playing the instruments they love is how they pay their bills is inspiring. 169 more words
A standoff between SIU Carbondale administrators and several employee unions remains unresolved, more than three years after a strike officially ended.
The SIU Board of Trustees’ executive committee met Wednesday to decide whether or not to appeal a court decision ordering the university to repay about 1,500 employees nearly $2 million in back wages after administrators in 2011 forced employees to take four furlough days. 160 more words