Interview by Graham Chalmers Long-time member of Bruce Springsteen’s legendary E Street Band, prominent player on several of Neil Young’s best-selling albums and close enough friend of Lou Reed to share a beer in his New York apartment - Nils Lofgren has been one of the greatest rock musicians on the planet for nearly four decades.But this guitarist’s guitarist is also one of the most modest people in the business, as Harrogate and Scarborough audiences will soon discover when he comes to the Royal Hall.Talking to this hugely-respected musician at an unfeasibly early time of the morning at his home in the USA, he says: “My wife Amy designs T-shirts for me and usually comes along on tour. “She will probably be on the merchandise stall at the Royal Hall. I’ll be there afterwards, too. I’m always happy to chat and sign autographs.“This is a down home, old school, grass roots tour.”It’s 7.30am US time when I ring Nils at his … [Read more...] about From Stones to Springsteen, there’s only ever been one Nils Lofgren
Kim Grundy Grateful.co Published 4:43 PM EST Nov 8, 2018 Whether you're expecting a house full of guests or an intimate gathering, these heartwarming Thanksgiving tradition ideas will help make the holiday even more special. Make memories with a thoughtful gesture or a funny Turkey Day celebration with these traditions from families across the country. A fun Thanksgiving breakfast tradition From preparing the food to getting the house ready for guests, Thanksgiving can be a bit stressful, which is why you might like to start off the big day with a little down time. Madison Elkin, a public relations professional in Birmingham, Ala., shares a simple holiday tradition with her family. “Every morning for Thanksgiving breakfast, we start the day with bagels and lox – with mimosas! I can’t remember when it started, but it’s been going on for years, even when my family is apart,” Elkin said. Mix up your mimosa with apple cider and … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving traditions from thoughtful gestures to funny celebrations
Pamela Ren Larson Arizona Republic Published 12:38 AM EST Nov 11, 2018 Arizona's Senate race may take days to decide, as Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally are in a tight race. The vote count has swung from McSally leading late on Election Day, to Sinema in front by a 20,000-vote margin late Friday afternoon. But more than 360,000 ballots remain to be counted statewide, and 266,000 of those are in Maricopa County. This map shows precinct by precinct the percentage-point lead for each candidate in Maricopa County. Using the most current precinct-level data, from Thursday night, the margin is counted by the percentage of votes one candidate has over the other. MORE: Sinema's lead over McSally widens in roller-coaster U.S. Senate race As the remaining ballots come in, the numbers and margins will shift. The map will continue to be updated as precinct-level results are available. Scroll over to see the margin in each precinct. … [Read more...] about MAP: Where are McSally, Sinema winning votes in Maricopa County?
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez Arizona Republic Published 10:12 PM EST Nov 7, 2018 She was barely a blip in Arizona's U.S. Senate race, with no rigorous campaign schedule, virtually no press operation and essentially no name identification. She spent less than $1,000 during on her campaign, and was laid off in the process, she wrote on social media. Angela Green's biggest moment of the election cycle came Tuesday night, as early results in the too-close-to-call race rolled in, and it appeared as though she was the only thing standing between a winner. As of Wednesday, Green, the Green Party's candidate, pulled in 38,633 votes, with hundreds of thousands of votes outstanding. That number was double the difference of votes that stood between Republican candidate Martha McSally and Democratic candidate Kyrsten Sinema. It's still unclear whether Green could serve as a spoiler in the still-uncalled race, where tens of millions of dollars have been spent by the … [Read more...] about Did Green Party spoil Kyrsten Sinema’s bid against Martha McSally?
(CNN) — Twinkling lights, glitter and gourmet menus galore -- without a single dish to wash or tree to trim. Spending Christmas at a hotel does hold a certain travel allure. Whether you stay for a week or drop in for tea, these 15 properties go to great lengths to offer something special for the holidays. 1. The Lygon Arms, Broadway, England The Lygon Arms is hosting a three-night Christmas house party. Courtesy The Lygon Arms Champagne will be flowing this Christmas season at The Lygon Arms in the heart of the Cotswolds. The charming, predominantly Tudor coaching inn is hosting a three-night Christmas house party from December 24 to 27 with daily Champagne receptions, cocktails, canapés, elegant meals and a five-course, black-tie gala dinner with dancing on Boxing Day. The property dates back to the 1300s and saw guests including Oliver Cromwell and King Charles I during the English Civil War in the mid-1600s. In 1963, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor … [Read more...] about 15 hotels that go all-out for Christmas