If you are a fan of bluegrass and the art of pickin’ in and of itself, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival has got an incredible lineup of some of the best artists in the traditional and progressive bluegrass, jamgrass, and Americana scenes. With a four-day event set to take place on Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, NY from July 14th-17th, Grey Fox Bluegrass features a veritable who’s who lineup with a set from Béla Fleck & Chris Thile, Del & Dawg, Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester, Steep Canyon Rangers, The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, The Wood Brothers, Donna the Buffalo, Elephant Revival and so much more.Béla Fleck & Chris Thile cover Radiohead’s “Morning Bell” (from Kid A) in 2007:With over 175 performances, some serious spur of the moment jam session, music and dance workshops, open mic’s, delicious food, and a stage dedicated to children’s entertainment, Grey Fox has a communal vibe and is very family friendly as well. For ticket and additional information, check out the festival website HERE.Grey Fox Bluegrass has released its daily artist schedule, which can be seen below:Thursday, July 14, 2016: The Steep Canyon Rangers • The Wood Brothers • Band of Ruhks • Lonely Heartstring Band • Front Country • Scythian • The Horse Flies • Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore • Mile Twelve • John Kirk and Trish Miller • Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers • Savannah Acoustic Music Seminar Showcase, and Host Band: Dry Branch Fire SquadFriday, July 15, 2016: Del and Dawg • Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester • The Del McCoury Band • David Grisman’s Bluegrass Experience • The O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor • The SteelDrivers • Trout Steak Revival • Lonely Heartstring Band • Front Country • The Stray Birds • Matuto • Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore • Rushad Eggleston • Joe Craven and the Sometimers • Compton and Newberry • The Mike + Ruthy Band • The Railsplitters • Charm City Junction • John Kirk and Trish Miller • Berklee College of Music Showcase and Host Band, Dry Branch Fire Squad.Saturday, July 16, 2016: Béla Fleck and Chris Thile • The Gibson Brothers • Sara Watkins • Della Mae • Donna The Buffalo • Mr. Sun • Sierra Hull • Elephant Revival • Lonely Heartstring Band • Rushad Eggleston • Joe Craven and the Sometimers • The Mike+Ruthy Band • The Railsplitters • John Kirk, Trish Miller & Quick Step • The Gather Rounders • Savannah Acoustic Music Seminar Showcase and host band, The Dry Branch Fire Squad.Sunday, July 17, 2016: ‘A Taste of Grey Fox’ Concert & Food Drive: Dry Branch Fire Squad • Della Mae • The Mike+Ruthy Band • The Stray Birds • Joe Craven and the Sometimers • Grey Fox Bluegrass Academy for Kids • 2016 Grey Fox Bill Vernon Memorial Scholarship Presentation
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DES MOINES, Iowa — Renewable energy is among the many industries seeing major disruptions during the pandemic. Observers say that’s troubling news for states such as Iowa as a national leader in producing wind energy.Last year, Iowa joined Kansas as the first states to have wind power become a top source of electricity, However, the COVID-19 crisis is showing its effect. John Hensley, vice president for research and analytics at the American Wind Energy Association, said it started with the global supply chain and later caused slowdowns in other key areas.“With the virus spreading,” he said, “obviously, health and safety have become a big concern for many companies, which have slowed everything down, from transportational logistics to the actual construction of the projects themselves.”According to a research firm, the United States lost more than 100,000 renewable-energy jobs in March, with more than 1,000 in Iowa. One of the state’s two U.S. senators, Republican Charles Grassley, is working with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to protect stalled projects from losing their federal tax-credit status. The lawmakers are urging the Treasury Department to extend provisions that would allow them to still qualify.Hensley said it’s frustrating to see any progress for clean energy hit a roadblock. He said 2020 was supposed to be a banner year for wind energy, but a lot has changed in recent weeks.“We’ve seen anywhere from two- up to six- to eight-week delays in delivery of components,” he said, “which can lead to multiple weeks or months of delays to those projects — and, ultimately, even some folks pulling out of projects.”Late last month, a wind-turbine manufacturing plant in Iowa was forced to close temporarily after at least two dozen workers tested positive for COVID-19.
Despite opposition from vendors, who ply their trade in the historic Stabroek Market Square, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) on Sunday morning moved in and dismantled some 130 stalls, some of which were at that location for almost 30 years.The council had informed the vendors last week that they would be required to move and even set up a “temporary” location south of Parliament Buildings on Hadfield Street.The area where vendors were relocatedThe cleared Stabroek Market SquareThe council said this move is part of its efforts to “clean up” the area and restore it to its former glory.Some vendors reluctantly moved their merchandises prior to the exercise, while a few refused to move, expressing concerns about the new location at which they are being placed.They are of the view the new vending area will not attract much business.Some vendors expressed the concern that government has taken this decision as it seeks to “nice up” the city for foreigners, but totally ignoring the plight of Guyanese who ply their trade outside Stabroek Market, many of them being single-parents.Many vendors accused government of only enticing them to vote for the coalition, and now they are casting them away and seeking to satisfy the desires of foreigners who were not here to vote for the coalition at elections.One vendor accused the coalition of duping them with pre-election promises and now that they have won, those promises are abandoned.However, City Mayor Patricia Chase-Green shrugged off the vendors’ claims that the administration is backpedalling on its campaign promises and stated that, while they may have voted for the coalition, there must be order.Meanwhile, Chase-Green made it clear that outside the market can no longer accommodate the vendors and held strong to her position that the area must be restored, noting that the area “looks like a shanty town”,.“Our market has its history and the building opposite the market has its history. And so we have got to maintain our heritage. We have just cleared a part and you are able to view the beauty of the market,” she said.She said for years the area has been an eyesore to many locals and foreigners, while persons were being robbed in that area, which was extremely congested.The M&CC is planning to allow some vendors to return to the area, while others may have to stay away permanently.But, the process through which the vendors will be selected to return is yet to be announced.Meanwhile, when Guyana Times visited the new location on Sunday afternoon the area was unoccupied by vendors. Stabroek Square restoration– vendors accuse APNU/AFC of abandoning elections promise