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  • Horace Silver dies at 85; pioneering jazz pianist and composer

    06/19/2014 2:44:15 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 6 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 18, 2014 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart
    Horace Silver, the prolific jazz pianist and composer who cofounded the legendary Jazz Messengers, pioneered the genre known as hard bop and mentored scores of musicians, has died. He was 85. Silver died Wednesday at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y., of natural causes, according to his son, Gregory. Through classic compositions such as “Song for My Father,” “Nica's Dream” and “Señor Blues,” Silver influenced generations of musicians with a style that encompassed all his musical loves: gospel, blues, Latin rhythm. It was music that, in Silver's words, “cooked” and “burned.”
  • Legendary Pianist Horace Silver Dies At 85

    06/19/2014 2:36:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | June 18, 2014 | Walter Ray Watson
    Pianist Horace Silver, whose potent and catchy combination of blues, funk and Latin sounds shifted the jazz landscape in the 1950s and '60s, died Wednesday morning at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y. He died of natural causes, according to his son, Gregory Silver. He was 85. As a bandleader, Horace Silver mentored some of the hottest musicians of his era. As a composer, he devised numerous jazz standards still played today. Silver grew up in Norwalk, Conn. He was 11 when he and and his father stumbled upon a swing band one warm Sunday night. It was the orchestra...
  • Veterans sue city in New York that ordered ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ down

    08/04/2013 1:17:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 03, 2013
    A veterans group alleges in a federal lawsuit that officials violated its free-speech rights when they banned a “Don’t Tread on Me” flag from a city-owned armory. The lawsuit filed last week in federal court says New Rochelle’s action, in addition to being unconstitutional, was “unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious” and betrayed a lack of appreciation of history. The City Council had ordered the flag down in March, citing complaints that the yellow banner with a coiled rattlesnake was making a political statement. The flag has been used as an unofficial symbol of the tea party since at least 2008 and...
  • Banished! Historic 'Don't Tread On Me' flag. City determines popular banner 'too partisan'

    04/12/2013 5:24:14 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 43 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/12/2013 | Staff
    The city of New Rochelle, N.Y., has removed the historic Gadsden “Don’t Tread On Me” flag from a military armory, deeming the flag “too partisan” because it often is used by the tea party movement. And in response, veterans groups have tapped the Thomas More Law Center to take up the fight. It was after an official ceremony on March 21 at the New Rochelle Armory that a new American flag was unfurled to replace the previous weathered flag that flew at the location. Beneath the new American flag, the yellow Gadsden Flag was flown, as is common tradition...
  • Young Woman Who Died from Botched 33-Week Abortion Identified

    02/10/2013 6:00:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 69 replies
    lifenews ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The woman who died and was a victim of a botched 33-week abortion has been identified as 29-year-old Jennifer McKenna Morbelli, of New Rochelle, New York. A report from pro-life blogger Jill Stanek says two sources confirmed the identity of the victim. Morbilli died Thursday as the result of fatal complications suffered during an abortion at 33 weeks at the hand of late-term abortion practitioner LeRoy Carhart. The abortion took place at the Germantown Reproductive Health Center in Germantown, Maryland. “Carhart’s alleged victims were 29-year-old Jennifer McKenna Morbelli, pictured right, and her 33-week-old preborn daughter, Madison Leigh,” Stanek reports. “I...
  • Side by Side Comparison of Original Local Agenda 21 Plan for New Rochelle (GreeNR) to Final Version

    04/20/2012 11:29:16 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 6 replies
    Talk of the Sound ^ | Robert Cox
    Just in time for Earth Day, Talk of the Sound has reviewed the Local Agenda 21 plan for New Rochelle, NY created under an ICLEI program first announced in 2009 and analyzed changes to the document made after the New Rochelle City Council voted to adopt the plan in 2011. Earth Day falls each year on April 22nd. It is the two-year anniversary of the release of the original GreeNR plan. Talk of the Sound conducted a similar analysis when GreeNR was released in 2010 and many of the concerns we raised were raised at Council. In some cases, items...
  • S.O.S. From the Stacks

    05/05/2003 12:47:33 PM PDT · by sdk7x7 · 9 replies · 144+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 4, 2003 | NY Times
    NYTIMES picks up story of conflict over New Rochelle Library tax... Liberals attempting to have unelected board raise taxes... Official opposition website at www.NRPL.info by the NR Republican, Independence, and Conservative Parties. -sdk
  • UPDATE: SARS Hits New York high school...

    04/29/2003 4:40:46 PM PDT · by sdk7x7 · 41 replies · 748+ views
    Google News (Various Sources) ^ | 4/28/03 | Google News Wire
    For anyone interested in the latest information on a girl having a "possible" case of SARS at New Rochelle High School, please visit this Google News Wire or visit the local newspaper's website (nyJournalNews.com). Today the school was loaded with press... WCBS 880, News12, ABC Eyewitness News, and CBS News on scene. (I actually got interviewed for 880). School made absolutely no announcement, other than mentioning that there would be a voluntary faculty meeting after school (SARS was not mentioned when this was announced). -sdk