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  • Award-Winning Poet Todd Davis to Read at Mountain City Traditional Arts
    a community of artists and scholars seeking to create a more ethical world His environmental expertise influences his poetry which explores the delicate intersection between the essence of the natural world and the nature of humanity His full length poetry collections include In the Kingdom of the Ditch The Least of These Some Heaven Ripe and Winterkill He also edited the nonfiction collection Fast Break to Line Break Poets on the Art of Basketball and co edited Making Poems Forty Poems With Commentary by the Poets He is a winner of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize and the Chautauqua Editors Prize More than 300 of Davis poems have been published in literary journals and magazines and his work has been read by Garrison Keillor during The Writer s Almanac on National Public Radio Davis often writes of the natural beauty he finds in the wooded wild grounds surrounding his rural Pennsylvania home wondering about how he can get others to care about them to fall in love with them to maybe want to save this ground for what it is not what it was in some mythic pastoral past Dedicated to the education sales documentation and perpetuation of the traditional

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  • “Dean of W.Va. Songwriters” Todd Burge to Play Twice at Mountain City Traditional Arts
    The self styled troubadour draws musical inspiration from a rich tapestry of life experiences weaving humor and socially conscious lyrics with immense talent Burge s musical style varies from folk to alternative rock and beyond sometimes within a single track yet his unique flare is clear on every song Many are performed from unexpected perspectives including bugs animals and inventive human characters of Burge s imagination He has played world famous venues such as CBGB s The Country Music Hall of Fame and The Kennedy Center as well as hundreds of smaller stages He has performed live at least 10 times on NPR s Mountain Stage since his first appearance in 1991 host Larry Groce has called Burge the dean of W Va songwriters the best we have and compares him favorably with such singer songwriter luminaries as Randy Newman and Tom Waits Burge s 2015 album Imitation Life was produced in collaboration with Grammy winner Tim O Brien and his newest album Live on Mountain State 2006 2015 featuring recordings across a decade of live performances on NPR will be released in May Burge resides in Parkersburg W Va with his wife Lisa and their children Will and Sophia

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=55:appalachian-culture&id=3722:dean-of-wva-songwriters-todd-burge-to-play-twice-at-mountain-city-traditional-arts&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • FSU to Focus on Sustainability and Climate Awareness at Focus Frostburg
    agriculture in practice Also at 3 p m participants can join ethnobotanist Suzy Snow for Food Seasons An Intro to In season Sustainable Eating as she offers suggestions to incorporate seasonal foods into one s diet and provides a few ways to easily and economically save food as seasons change Indigenous Voices for Environmental Justice at 10 a m explores how indigenous peoples all over the world are using social media to fight against cultural and environmental exploitation and abuse Then at 11 a m Religion and Environmental Activism features Renewal the first feature length documentary to capture the vitality and diversity of today s religious environmental activists Another documentary Groundswell Rising Protecting Our Children s Air and Water a special presentation at 6 p m concentrates on the growing opposition by ordinary citizens whose health and well being have been adversely affected by fracking well pads near their homes and schools It will be followed by a Q A led by Craig Stevens one of the citizen activists featured in the film In Syrian Refugees on the Greek Island of Lesvos at 1 p m members of the Spring Valley Community will explain what refugees have to go through to get from their countries to Europe through the Island of Lesvos Those interested in environmental advocacy careers or activities can come to Climate Chronicles Experiences With Activism and the Oxfam Action Corps at 2 p m to hear the story of professor Catherine Vrentas experience with climate change and food policy advocacy as a community organizer Study abroad and volunteerism are highlighted in Water School Uganda and the President s Leadership Circle at noon Find out how FSU students helped out at Pagwaya Primary School in northern Uganda by teaching children how to sanitize water with plastic bottles using the UV rays from the sun Working in Wildlife Rehab in South Africa at 1 p m is about a three week internship in 2015 at a wildlife rehab center in Thabazimbi South Africa In 100 Percent Pure at 3 p m FSU students will focus on the resource conservation practices of New Zealand they witnessed during their summer 2015 study abroad experience Come to a hands on project Campus Rain Gardens to Reduce Runoff Into the Chesapeake Bay at 1 p m and learn about a bio retention system that can provide aesthetic appeal while providing ecological benefits such as capturing runoff reducing pollution and preserving water systems At 2 p m in Renewable Energy Current and Future Innovations Tau Kappa Epsilon presenters will discuss methods for capturing energy that leave a minimal carbon footprint methods currently in use and the problems various current methods face The annual Reduce Reuse Recycle Poster Contest will be held completely online To view and vote for student created environmental posters or for other information about Focus Frostburg visit www facebook com frostburglglg People can vote on Facebook by visiting FSU s LGLG Facebook page www facebook com frostburglglg Winners will be included

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=89:our-blue-earth&id=3720:fsu-to-focus-on-sustainability-and-climate-awareness-at-focus-frostburg&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • Primary Election Deadlines- April 5
    and members of the military their spouses and dependents who are overseas and who do not have a Maryland driver s license or MVA issued ID may also register or change their address or party affiliation online using different identifying information Paper voter registration applications must be hand delivered or mailed to the voter s local board of elections A hand delivered application must be received by the local board of elections by 9 00 pm on April 5 2016 and a mailed application must be postmarked by April 5 2016 Voter registration applications are available throughout Maryland at the following locations Local boards of elections Motor Vehicle Administration offices State Department of Health offices Local Department of Social Services offices Offices on Aging Division of Rehabilitation Services Public institutions of higher education Marriage license bureaus Post offices Public libraries State Board of Elections You may also call 1 800 222 8683 to request an application by mail or download and print a voter registration application at www elections maryland gov voter registration application html Most of Maryland s polling places are accessible to voters with disabilities An elderly voter or a voter with a disability who is assigned to an inaccessible polling place may ask to be reassigned to an accessible polling place This request must be submitted in writing by 9 00 p m on Tuesday April 5 2016 The request form is available online at www elections maryland gov pdf request for accessible polling place pdf or by calling 1 800 222 8683 to request a form by mail On receipt of a timely request the voter s local board of elections will review the request and determine whether there is an accessible polling place with the same ballot as the voter s home precinct and notify

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=90:we-the-people&id=3718:primary-election-deadlines-april-5&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • FSU to Celebrate Musical Talent With Honors Recital
    a number of individual students The program will feature Christian Dohler Rodas on flute performing Eugene Bozza s Image pour flute seule Pianist Michael Lundien will perform Oliver Messiaen s First Communion of the Virgin Mary and violinist Wesley Manson will play Georg Philipp Telemann s Fantasia in B flat major Vocal performances will include soprano Hannah Miller with Jake Heggie s Snake soprano Cheranjana Thuyacontha with Joaquin Turina s

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=84:arts-and-leisure&id=3716:fsu-to-celebrate-musical-talent-with-honors-recital&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • FSU to Host Screening of "The Hunting Ground"
    m in room 397 of the Gira Center This screening is free and open to the public One in five college women is sexually assaulted yet only a fraction of these crimes are reported and even fewer result in punishment for the perpetrators The Hunting Ground exposes the startling prevalence of sexual assault at institutions of higher education and the powerful interests that re victimize vulnerable students while shielding perpetrators In raw and emotional interviews rape survivors and their families testify to a real life horror story that has become all too common Those brave enough to report the crimes face disbelief apathy victim blaming harassment and retaliation from their fellow students and the administrators whose job it is to protect them The film follows two courageous survivors Andrea Pino and Annie Clark who are striking back with an innovative legal strategy that uses Title IX legislation to make the powers that be take notice ignite a national debate over campus sexual assaults and create a network of support for those who refuse to remain silent For more information on this event contact Dr Julie Hartman Linck at 301 687 3198 or This e mail address is being protected from

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=85:wellness&id=3715:fsu-to-host-screening-of-qthe-hunting-groundq&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • FSU Lecturer to Speak on How Hip Hop is Using Social Media to Change Music Industry
    industry through a presentation by Dr Marcus Hill a lecturer in Frostburg State University s Department of Communication at 6 30 p m on Wednesday March 30 in Dunkle Hall room 218 The event is free and open to the public Hill s research interests include construction of race gender and sexuality in mass media and society black popular culture advertising mobile and social media and the black consumer market

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=84:arts-and-leisure&id=3713:fsu-lecturer-to-speak-on-how-hip-hop-is-using-social-media-to-change-music-industry&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • MCTA Songwriters’ Showcase to Feature Folk Musicians Loretta Hummel and Cory and Heather Wharton
    Frostburg This is event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of 15 Hummel an Allegany singer songwriter and ordained music minister has been bringing her country bluegrass and gospel music to tri state residents for many years Her songs focus on spreading the love of God friends and Appalachia Hummel has performed at a variety of festivals including the Country Gospel Music Association Convention and has recorded eight albums Cory Wharton a Cumberland native blends bluegrass country western and traditional folk music in his emotional performance honoring Appalachian heritage Cory writes songs that local people can relate to and that call on true stories and inspiring fictional ones His songs have been recorded by a variety of artists including Blue Moon Rising and The East Tennessee Bluegrass Pride Band Cory s wife Heather is an award winning fiddle champion and vocalist Dedicated to the education sales documentation and perpetuation of the traditional arts in the mountain region MCTA is a program of Frostburg State University with support from FrostburgFirst the Allegany Arts Council and the Maryland Traditions Program of the State Arts Council For more information email This e mail address is being protected from

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