Vermont Ski Museum inducting Damon, Gray, Klein and von Trapp into Hall of Fame

first_imgThe Vermont Ski Museum is inducting four new members into its Hall of Fame. Larry Damon, Bob Gray, Hilary Engisch Klein and Johannes von Trapp will be inducted at a ceremony in Stowe on October 24.Hall of Fame Induction 2010Tickets are selling QUICK!Please join us for a very special evening as we honor four of Vermont’s most influential skiers: Larry Damon, Bob Gray, Hilary Engisch Klein and Johannes von Trapp.  Sunday, October 24thStowe Mountain LodgeStowe, VT5:00 PMReception, cash bar and silent auction 6:30 PMDinnerInduction Ceremony Presentation of the Paul Robbins Ski Journalism Award to Hank McKeeLive Auction!Big Spruce Chair donated by Stowe Mountain ResortLodging Information: For the best available rate at Stowe Mountain Lodge, please call (800) 829-7629.  The Inn at the Mountain is offering a rate of $85/night.  Please call (800) 253-3654.  The Commodore’s Inn is offering a rate of $88/night.  Please call (800) 44-STOWE (78693).Tickets:VSM members                                          $100/ticketNon members                                           $125/ticketPatron’s table.  Reserved seating for 8       $1000/tableRSVP by October 10th by calling Meredith Scott at (802) 253-9911 ext. 202 or by logging onto www.vermontskimuseum.org(link is external).last_img read more

Brotherly Love: G. Love Heads to the Mountains with the Avett Brothers

first_imgG. loves the Blue Ridge. What inspired you to finally fully embrace old blues? This is a record I’ve been trying to make for a very long time. This is a style I was into before I stumbled onto the hip-hop side of what I do. I started as singer-songwriter playing the coffeehouse circuit, when I was in high school in Philadelphia. When I decided I was going to do it, I made a wish list of possible producers, and the Avett Brothers were at the top.Why were the Avett Brothers right for this project? With those guys, the energy and creativity was constantly crackling. They are both multi-instrumentalists, great vocalists, and great songwriters. Right away, just the three of us could go into a room and create a huge variety of sounds. They both sing beautifully, so adding layers of harmonies or additional lead vocals was a piece of cake. They also both have great ideas. When they work, they’re really supportive of each other but they also push each other. They’re decisive without a lot of second-guessing, which is a struggle for a lot of artists. And they’re easy-going guys, so even though we were in a high-pressure situation with time constraints, they kept it fun with a lot of laughs.What was it like recording in Asheville? Echo Mountain is a beautiful space to record. You walk into that old church and immediately get a good vibe. The Avett Brothers have done a lot of recording there, so they were already very comfortable with the space and the gear. It helped me get right into the comfort zone. I don’t think I’ve ever had a better nine days in my life. 1 2 G. Love has made a successful career out of his infectious blend of hip-hop and the blues. On his new album, Fixin’ to Die, the Philadelphia-based G. Love (real name Garrett Dutton) has peeled back a few layers, put the freestyle rapping aside, and delivered a spirited yet reverent homage to old school blues. Helping him on the journey were Scott and Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers, who brought G. Love to Echo Mountain Recording Studio in Asheville. Together, the trio churned out a dusty, largely acoustic mix of traditional covers, plenty of Love originals, and a surprise reworking of Paul Simon’s “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.”last_img read more

Virat Kohli & Kapil’s approach similar to the game: Kris Srikkanth

first_imgMUMBAI: Former India batsman Kris Srikkanth has said Virat Kohli and Kapil Dev’s approach to the game are similar in the way they wear their hearts on their sleeves and are aggressive.”Virat Kohli and Kapil Dev’s approach are the same. Positive and aggressive. Go for the win first,” Srikkanth said on Cricket Connected – ‘Aattam Thodarum’ on Star Sports 1 Tamil. Kohli is the current India captain while Kapil led India to its first World Cup glory in 1983. On the show, 1983 World Cup-winning member Srikkanth along with Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and host Bhavna Balakrishnan discuss how the World Cup inspired an entire generation to take up the sport and put India on the world map. With the odds stacked against India, captain Kapil led the team by example in the match against Zimbabwe scoring an unbeaten 175 which was probably one the best individual ODI performances at that time. Srikkanth said: “At that time, they were saying our odds of winning were 1 in 1000. But Kapil Dev was the main man behind that win. The guy has got a tremendous amount of confidence, self-belief and positive approach.” L. Sivaramakrishnan, who burst onto the scene in the 1985 World Series in Australia, played under another great Sunil Gavaskar. LS said about Gavaskar’s influence: “Gavaskar’s captaincy and his man management. I was only 19-years-old and I needed guidance and Gavaskar gave me that guidance perfectly.” Speaking about Srikkanth’s captaincy, LS said, “Cheeka was an aggressive captain. He provided a lot of results. He was very proactive. A player like Tendulkar made his debut under Cheeka’s captaincy. Cheeka’s encouragement to Sachin Tendulkar at that young age gave him confidence and he went on to become the world’s best batsmen. We’ve had a lot of inspirational captains, but I always feel Cheeka could have captained more.” After Kapil Dev led India to its first ever World Cup triumph in 1983, he not only inspired many cricketers but also inspired many leaders. After 1983, India reached the World Cup final for the first time in 2003, led by Sourav Ganguly. Speaking about Ganguly, Srikkanth said: “Ganguly was proactive. He was the guy who was able to form the team combination. Like how in 1976 Clive Lloyd formed the winning combination (for the West Indies team), Sourav put the correct team together and then inspired them. That’s why Ganguly was a successful captain, even in abroad conditions. They started winning abroad. Ganguly is a born leader.” IANS Also Watch: #LetsTalk: Mobile Theater & Lockdown Challengeslast_img read more