Emmylou Harris LIVE at Tampa Theatre, Nov. 12

Tickets will go on sale next Friday, Sept. 5, for AN EVENING WITH EMMYLOU HARRIS, live on the Theatre’s historic stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. The show is presented by the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. 

Tickets are $90, $70 & $50 (plus applicable service fees) and will go on sale at noon Friday, Sept. 5, at the Tampa Theatre box office, located at 711 N. Franklin Street, online at www.TampaTheatre.org and through all Ticketmaster outlets. 

A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.


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Harris is known as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. Admired through her career for her talent as an artist and song connoisseur, Harris shook up country radio in the 1970s and established herself as the premiere songwriter of a generation, selling more than 15 million records and garnering 13 Grammy Awards, three CMA Awards and two Americana Awards.

Harris has recorded with such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Beck, Elvis Costello, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett and, most recently, Rodney Crowell, with whom she won the Grammy for “Best Americana album. Forty years into her career, Harris continues to share the hard-earned wisdom that—hopefully, if not inevitably—comes with getting older, though she’s never stopped looking ahead.

A longtime social activist, Harris has lent her voice to many causes. She has performed at Lilith Fair, helping promote feminism in music, and has organized several benefit tours to support the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation.  Harris is also an avid supporter of animal rights and is actively involved in Bonapartes Retreat, the dog rescue organization that she founded.


MOSI’s Interim-CEO slimed for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

In an effort to conserve water, MOSI’s Interim-CEO, Molly Demeulenaere took a unique approach when called out for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. 

“People all over the world are dying from a lack of clean water,” said Demeulenaere. “As a science center, we are dedicated to the reduce, reuse, recycle mindset.” 

STEAMpunks, MOSI’s science Edutainers, poured hot water into liquid nitrogen to create a giant cloud of mist that covered Demeulenaere. The liquid nitrogen transformed into large chunks of ice that will be re-used in MOSI’s Food Truck Rally happening tonight. 

“We couldn’t let her get away with a gentle misting, though,” said Sara Turner, who manages MOSI’s STEAMpunk program. 

In true science center fashion, STEAMpunks dumped a giant bowl of green slime on Demeulenaere’s head to seal the deal. 

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“The ALS Ice Bucket challenge has brought so much awareness to a wonderful organization, and I encourage everyone to support their local charities, in any way possible,” said Demeulenaere.


Tips for Choosing Sustainable Wines

Americans love to drink their wine. In fact, according to the Wine Institute, there are around 856 million gallons of wine consumed each year in this country. And that’s a number that has been steadily growing for decades. In 1992, the average was 476 million gallons per year, and in 1972 it was 337 million gallons per year. While the love of wine hasn’t changed, some things have, including those looking for wines that are sustainably produced. 

“As people become more environmentally conscious about various issues they are interested in products that are more sustainable,” explained Danny Lledo, manager of Slate Wine Bar & Bistro, located in the Glover Park area of Washington D.C. “The good news for wine lovers is that there are some great sustainable wine options available, so there is no compromising on quality or flavor.”

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When it comes to opting for sustainable wine options, here are some tips to keep in mind:


·      Know what it means. Not everyone realizes what it means for a wine to be sustainable. Being organic is not always the same thing as being sustainable. Wines can be organic and still not be sustainably produced. In order for a wine to be sustainable it needs to be one that has been produced in a way that it will be able to keep being produced in the long term. In other words, consideration has been made when it comes to maintaining soil quality, biodiversity, pollution, etc. Sustainable wines will be produced without the excessive use of harmful chemicals and damage to the environment.

·      Do your homework. The best way to learn about sustainable wines is to spend some time researching them online. That way companies can be researched in order to learn more about their practices. If at all possible, visit the vineyard to see first-hand what is being done to produce the wine sustainably.

·      Try several. Just like traditionally produced wines, not all are created equal. Be sure to try several to see which ones are preferred. Most people agree that wines produced sustainably tend to have a better taste, which may be a benefit of using less chemicals and having higher quality soil.

·      Ask for help. When shopping or dining out, ask for assistance when it comes to selecting a good sustainable wine. Those who work in areas where it is offered will usually be able to answer questions and point people in the right direction for a quality selection.


“Sustainable wines are even available when dining out,” added Lledo. “We are happy to offer a great selection of them here at Slate that people can choose from, topping off an already great meal.” 

In addition to offering a wine list that includes sustainable options, Slate offers a menu that features daily seafood specials and dishes made with locally grown ingredients. They are available for private parties of up to 125 guests and offer a private party menu. For more information or to book reservations, visit their site at: www.slatewinebar.com.

Slate Wine Bar & Bistro Celebrates Anniversary



As part of their two-year anniversary celebration, Slate Wine Bar & Bistro is unveiling a new menu. The restaurant is holding anniversary specials for the week of August 25-31, 2014, and will hold an anniversary party on Thursday, August 28, 2014.

The public is invited to attend the week-long celebration, take advantage of the specials, and try out the new menu. Slate is located in the Glover Park Section of Washington, D.C., at 2404 Wisconsin Ave NW.

“We are excited to be celebrating our two-year anniversary, but to also be offering a new menu for our guests to try,” explained Danny Lledo, manager of Slate Wine Bar & Bistro, located in the Glover Park area of Washington D.C. “We put a lot of thought into creating a menu that would best represent what we are all about. I think people will be pleased with the selections and variety that we have to offer.”

The anniversary week specials include:

• $16 glasses of Veuve Cliquot

• Complimentary Bubbly Toast with Chocolate-Covered Strawberries for every dinner guest

• Drawings for prizes including a bottle from Elizabeth & Danny’s Private Label Collection and other gift certificates

• An anniversary party will be held Thursday, August 28, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to close. The anniversary party will feature $30 unlimited wine tastings of 8 wines ($30 online, $40 at the door), and happy hour food specials all night.

Slate’s new menu, that will debut during their anniversary week, features a variety of carefully selected dishes. Options include small plates, soups and salads, cheese and charcuterie, and entrees, such as eggplant parmesan, risotto, mussels frites, pan-seared salmon barigoule, daily seafood specials, pork tenderloin, pan-seared duck breast, slate burger, bistro filet, and bone-in ribeye. The menu features both vegetarian and gluten-free dishes that are labeled as such, using a (v) and (gf).

“This is going to be a great anniversary week for us and our customers,” added Lledo. “We can’t wait to share this special week and our delicious menu with the public. We invite everyone to join in on the celebration.”

In addition to offering a wine list that includes sustainable options, Slate offers a menu that features daily seafood specials and dishes made with locally grown ingredients. They are available for private parties of up to 125 guests and offer a private party menu.

For more information or to book reservations, visit their site at: www.slatewinebar.com

The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce announces the 3rd Annual Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival!

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Delray Beach continues its’ decade long tradition of producing unique and entertaining street festivals. Now in its third year the 2014 Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival offers visitors the opportunity to stroll the palm tree lined streets of Delray while enjoying a great glass of wine or a plate of delectable seafood. 

Along with the wide variety of delectable seafood dishes and fine wines, the Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival offers an interesting array of artists and crafters, many of them showcasing Florida coastal designed art and clothing. 

You can expand your knowledge of wines at one of our many food and wine pairing seminars led by vintners from internationally renowned wineries. This year, wine makers from Napa Valley’s Cakebread, Plumbjack, Silver Oak and ZD Wineries, Sonoma’s Chalkhill Winery and Italy’s Castello Banfi Winery will share their wines and love for the grape. 

Complete your experience by joining us at the Heineken Lounge located near the main stage for some great music and cold beer! 

Join the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce on beautiful Atlantic Avenue on November 8 & 9, 2014 for the 3rd Annual Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival. The best part-Admission is free!  

Live Entertainment & 150 artist and craft exhibitors line the avenue! Come and experience “The Most Fun Small Town in the USA-Delray Beach!”
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St. Louis Cardinals Fans Can Win Big with Hunter Hot Dogs

St. Louis Cardinals fans have the opportunity to win big with Hunter Hot Dogs. As a thank you to all the loyal fans, the official hot dog of the 11-time World Series champion team is offering fans not one but six opportunities to receive the chance to be “Big Dog for a Day.” 

From now until September 1, baseball fans and consumers can visit any of the St. Louis area Schnucks, Shop & Save, and Dierbergs and look for a stand-up of their favorite mascot, Fredbird, to pick up an entry form. Winners, chosen in random drawings, will be selected to win the ultimate fan experience at Busch Stadium on September 16. 

“Baseball fans are passionate about their favorite sport, especially the St. Louis Cardinals fans,” said Charles Gitkin, vice president, marketing, innovation and R&D for the John Morrell Food Group. “For 40 years, Hunter has held the title of official hot dog of the Cardinals. We are honored to have this great partnership with this storied organization and wanted to take the opportunity to say thanks and to give back to all of the loyal fans.” 

Before settling in for the game, the winners will take a tour of the dugout and press box and have the chance to take part in the pre-game festivities by throwing out a ceremonial first pitch. Each winner will also receive four field box seats where they can enjoy the outside seating and four passes to the Champions Club, which offers indoor seating with food and beverage. 

For more information, please visit any of the St. Louis area Schnucks, Shop & Save, and Dierbergs.

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Looking for some summer drinks to spice up this season? Desperados has created some hot shot combinations to add flare to those long days on the beach, hanging out pool side or an exciting night out. 

Tabasco and Cayenne Pepper are the Chasers of the Season

What better way to spice up a long summer days and nights than with a creative twist to the regular ol’ beer? Desperados provides the perfect balance of sweetness with infused tequila flavors and bitterness of high quality, golden beer. Ditch the salt shakers and put away the limes, Desperados has put a new twist on how to spice up your party time shots. Dare to try one of these fiery combinations:  

“Baptize By Fire”

·  2oz shot of Desperados

·  2 dashes of Tabasco

·  Use 3oz plastic shot glasses so the liquid doesn’t overflow

“Drop The Lime”

·  Lick your hand and shake a dash of cayenne pepper on it (like salt before a tequila shot)

·  Lick the hand then take a 2oz shot of Desperados

Whether you’re spending your summer afternoons day-drinking at the beach or hitting a night out on the town, this party time essential will help to seize the summer. 

How to find Desperados: https://www.facebook.com/DesperadosUS/app_319805538045868

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