There will, however, be one major difference from the Elvis mansion. Just as Dyess was born out of a social experiment to give people hit by the Depression, like Cash's parents, a second chance, the hope is that the Cash connection will give the entire town and its population of 500 a fresh start, transforming the dusty delapidated streets into a living museum of the era. Or as the people behind the plan call it, a "socially responsible Graceland". … [Read more...] about Johnny Cash’s hometown plans to become ‘socially responsible Graceland’
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Needless to say, the documentary, which has Jagger's controlling presence written all over it, does not dwell on such unsavoury and unsubstantiated matters. The French photographer Dominique Tarle, who chronicled the making of the album in a series of wonderfully evocative shots, and who was Greenfield's entrée into the Stones' milieu, had this to say about the book when I spoke to him in Paris last week: "I read only eight pages and I really felt sick. First of all, how can he not write about the music? And all this stuff about a season in hell with the Rolling Stones? No, no, it was anything but that. We were all young and it was a time of great freedom and energy and creativity. For me, it was a kind of rock'n'roll heaven." … [Read more...] about The Stones and the true story of Exile on Main St
Mistrust of authority, a dense Muslim population, and a fractured police system inside Brussels have all helped to make Molenbeek an attractive base for Islamist radicals trying to escape scrutiny. A suspect in a thwarted attack on a high-speed train from Belgium to France was reported to have stayed at Salah’s sister’s house in Molenbeek, and a Frenchman accused of shooting dead four people last year at the Jewish Museum in Brussels also spent time in the area, according to the Reuters news agency. … [Read more...] about Paris terror attack’s most wanted is finally arrested – but critics ask how he stayed free for so long
If you can guess where this photograph was taken, you really know your cities. This spectacular metropolis was built from the ground up in the 18th century, echoing some of Europe's most popular architectural tropes. Is it A. Frankfurt B. St Petersburg C. Bucharest D. Vienna? … [Read more...] about Stunning images reveal how cities around the world have changed in the past 100 years as they’ve expanded or been ravaged by war – but how many can YOU recognise?
What is treasure? Under the Treasure Act 1996, finders of potential treasure in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are legally obliged to notify their local coroner An inquest then determines whether the finds constitute treasure The act contains a number of definitions of "treasure", including prehistoric objects, coins that contain gold or silver and are at least 300 years old, or more recent valuable objects that have been deliberately hidden If the find is declared treasure, the finder must offer it for sale to a museum at a price set by the British Museum's Treasure Valuation Committee A reward is then offered to the finders and other relevant parties The upright piano was made by Broadwood and Sons of London and sold to two music teachers in Saffron Waldon, Essex in 1906. … [Read more...] about Shropshire piano gold coin hoard declared treasure