PUBLISHED: 10:22 11 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:10 11 February 2019 The Dead South headling OPEN in Norwich on Saturday 9th February 2019. Photo: Mark Stimpson Mark Stimpson The Dead South, with support from Del Suelo and The Hooten Hallers, served up the perfect Saturday night [February 9] of music to a packed crowd at OPEN in Norwich. Del Suelo supporting The Dead South at OPEN in Norwich. Photo: Mark StimpsonDel Suelo was the first support act of the evening who also joined The Dead South on their last stop in Norwich in April 2018. Due to the long queue’s I was only able to catch the last few songs of his set which were as great as they were last time around.As the crowd continued to fill the venue, The Hooten Hallers took to the stage starting up with a sound that smacked you straight in the face. It was loud, distinctive and completely unlike anything else out there. The Columbia, Missouri trio combine elements of blues, rock ‘n’ roll, honky tonk, jazz, soul … [Read more...] about The Dead South review: One of the most exciting, talented and entertaining folk-bluegrass bands on the circuit
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Hilary Brueck, provided by Published 1:57 pm CST, Monday, December 24, 2018 Reuters/Issei Kato The North Pole isn't much to see: it's a watery place where sea ice drifts across the Arctic Ocean. No people live there, but walruses and polar bears do. Santa would probably feel more at home in Antarctica, where a candy-cane-striped pole marks the southernmost spot in the world. The North Pole is probably one of the worst places on the planet for a workshop full of toys. If Santa Claus really set up shop at the northernmost point on the globe, he'd have to wear a wetsuit. That's because the North Pole isn't a land mass at all; it's a watery place that's home to shifting sea ice and walruses. Arterra/UIG via Getty Images Perhaps that's why the people of Lapland, Finland have long claimed they live in Santa's hometown. But they are not even the closest people to the North Pole. That prize goes to the residents of Longyearbyen, the world's northernmost town, which … [Read more...] about Santa Claus would be far more likely to live at the South Pole — here’s what the North Pole really looks like
Amazon editors picked their top books of 2018. They range from memoirs to novels to young adult fiction, from first-time authors to New York Times bestsellers. From memoirs to novels to young adult fiction, 2018 was full of riveting books that readers just couldn’t put down. First-time authors and New York Times bestsellers alike published stories that made us laugh, think, and maybe even reach for a wad of tissues. Amazon’s editors picked their 100 favourite books of the year. Here are the top 30. 30. “Circe” by Madeline Miller Amazon’s synopsis: In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child – not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power – the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. With … [Read more...] about The 30 best books of the year, according to Amazon
Hilary Brueck, provided by Published 7:57 am CDT, Saturday, November 3, 2018 Colin O'Brady wants to become the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided. Everyone else who has attempted the solo trek has either died or given up. O'Brady is bringing a 400-pound sled to carry all his food and gear, and he's expecting to finish the 1,000-mile journey in 70 days. Somewhere on the bottom of the world, 33-year-old Colin O'Brady is readying for a task that no human has successfully accomplished. He's about to travel 1,000 miles across Antarctica alone, without any resupply support. Everyone who has ever attempted that solo journey has either given up or died. "This is something that no one in history has ever accomplished, and people have been trying for 100 years," the American explorer told Business Insider. He talked to us from his Airbnb in Punta Arenas, Chile, just 10 hours before heading to Antarctica in a Russian cargo plane. With the help of his wife, … [Read more...] about At the bottom of the world, a 33-year-old is about to trek across Antarctica alone — a journey no one has survived. He’s bringing just one pair of underwear.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In With big ambitions in India, the retail giant has recruited hundreds of small businesses to get packages to the most remote customers — including those 11,562 feet up in the Himalayas. Credit Supported by Text byVindu Goel Photographs and Video byAtul Loke July 2, 2018 LEH, India — Perched high in the Himalayas, near India’s border with China, the tiny town of Leh sometimes seems as if it has been left behind by modern technology. Internet and cellphone service is spotty, the two roads to the outside world are snowed in every winter, and Buddhist monasteries compete with military outposts for prime mountaintop locations. But early each morning, the convenience of the digital age arrives, by way of a plane carrying 15 to 20 bags of packages from Amazon.com. At an elevation of 11,562 feet, Leh is the highest spot in the world where Amazon offers … [Read more...] about Delivering Amazon Packages to the Top of the World