By Mike Osegueda
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
FRESNO, Calif. — A week ago marked the 15th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death.
One Chicago band is helping to keep Cobain's — and his band Nirvana's — legacy alive.
Nevermind started playing Nirvana tunes in 1991 and 18 years later has toured all over the country (and even outside of it) re-creating the Nirvana experience.
We talked to J. Veldman, Nevermind's frontman, to learn more about the band:
Question: How did you guys come to start a Nirvana tribute band back in 1991, when Nirvana first hit big?
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The Roots performing in Toronto, Canada
By Dan Deluca
The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT)
on March 24, 2007. wikipedia photo
NEW YORK — It's 10 minutes to show time backstage at "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson is wondering what the Roots have gotten themselves into.
"There are two sayings: 'The grass is always greener on the other side' and 'Be careful what you wish for,'" says the drummer and bandleader of the Philadelphia hip-hop-plus ensemble. Since March 2, when Fallon replaced Conan O'Brien at 12:35 a.m. EDT on NBC, the group has been aptly introduced to America as "The Legendary Roots Crew."
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Mykerlie Lachapelle, a senior at Jones High School,
By Jean Patteson
The Orlando Sentinel (MCT)
checks out a prom dress, March 27, 2009, while
visiting the "Tiger's Den/Chelsea's Boutique," in
Orlando, Florida. The boutique, on site at the school,
is an affordable option for formal wear for school
special events, like proms and homecoming dances.
(Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)
ORLANDO, Fla. — Forget dresses, ballrooms and music.
When it came to planning the prom at Mount Dora High School this year, "the first thing I thought about was the recession," said Marilyn Orr, the junior-class sponsor.
"I thought, we need to make this prom affordable."
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Dr. José de Diego y Benítez
(April 16, 1866 – July 16, 1918), was a statesman, journalist, poet and advocate for Puerto Rico's independence from Spain and from the USA.
De Diego was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and received his primary education in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. He then moved to Spain where he graduated from the "Polytechnic College of Logroño". While in Spain, de Diego collaborated with the newspaper "El Progreso" (Progress) which was founded by José Julián Acosta and which attacked the political situation in Puerto Rico. This led to various arrests and eventually he returned to the island.
Read two poems by José de Diego, free from Elboricua.com
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