Kentucky All State Choir – National Anthem – 2013

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Every night of the All State Choir conference at about 11pm, everyone comes out to the balconies of the 18 story Hyatt hotel to sing the National Anthem
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San Francisco State Graduate Recognition Ceremony 2016

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The SF State Graduate division recognizes the contributions and achievements of the 2015 – 2016 class of Graduate students. Through diverse accomplishments, the honored students demonstrated academic excellence and tireless service in their respective communities and concentrations. The event was held May 25th, 2016 at McKenna Theatre in the Creative Arts building.

13:21 – College of Business
18:44 – School of Education
34:25 – College of Ethnic Studies
38:45 – College of Health and Social Sciences
52:03 – College of Liberal & Creative Arts
1:12:10 – College of Science & Engineering
1:31:02 – Closing Remarks by President Leslie Wong

Lake Whitney State Park, Texas [Official]

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About 1.5 hours south of the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex, Lake Whitney State Park is a beautiful setting for enjoying the outdoors. Recreational activities include swimming, fishing, boating, scuba diving, hiking, biking, nature watching and camping. The park also includes a small airstrip used by miniature aviation enthusiasts.

Green Grass Cloggers- music by Strictly Strings @ Appalachian State O-T Fiddlers Convention

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(Click 2:43 for shortcut to Clogging) This was the individual “freestyle clogging” exhibition by the Green Grass Cloggers with old time string band music by Strictly Strings from Boone, North Carolina. This was entertainment-only included in the Dance Competition hour at the end of the day.

This 2018 video from vafolklife is a must see:

I’d like to share this very informative comment recently (July 2018) posted by one of the Green Grass Cloggers (lady in red t-shirt) from Asheville, North Carolina. (jlw37663)

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msblockhead33 1 week ago
Just to provide a bit more info: Clogging/Flatfooting is considered a dance that was created in the Appalachian Mountains and was influenced by styles of the Native Americans, Africans, Irish, Scottish, and Brits. Originally, people danced without taps on wooden porches to create rhythms as musicians played old-time tunes.

Green Grass Cloggers formed in 1971 out of East Carolina University and have performed around the world throughout the years. We now have a team in Asheville, NC and Greenville, NC, and perform separately and together. Typically we wear colorful costumes and tap shoes. This video was an informal freestyle line which allows dancers to showcase their own styling and steps.

Several asked about the change in dancers that happened on stage – because this was an informal thing, we were getting organized while being introduced. Not sure why the one dancer didn’t return to the stage, but I promise that we all get along amazingly well!

If you’d like to learn more about or book the Green Grass Cloggers, go to our website:

If you are interested in lessons, I’d be happy to discuss possibilities. I’m wearing the red shirt. Here is my FB page:

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“Strictly Strings” band is Kathleen Burnett, Willow Dillon, Anissa Burnett, Caleb Coatney, and Cecil Gurganus (Watauga JAM instructor and mentor). All these folks are from Watauga County, North Carolina which is also the location of Appalachian State University.

See what happens when Appalachian traditional music and dance meets up with Indian traditional dance in the town of Los Angles, California- truly amazing and entertaining:


Appalachian State University Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention and Luthiers Gathering 7 February 2015

The convention is organized by the Appalachian Heritage Council.

The ASU Old-Time Fiddlers Convention is held on the campus of Appalachian State University and is 100% student operated.

Adult competitions seen here took place in the Summit Trail Solarium of Plemmons Student Union which located in the heart of the Appalachian State University campus.

Goliad State Park & Historic Site – Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]

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Goliad State Park & Historic Site
If you’ve been to Goliad State Park & Historic Site, you’re probably familiar with the rich cultural history of the site. What you might not have experienced are the outdoor activities at the park; like camping, nature hikes, biking, and paddling the nearby Goliad Paddling Trail. There’s a lot to do here no matter you primary interest.
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Elizabeth Warren Hammers Trump In Democratic Party State Convention Speech

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Senator Elizabeth Warren blasts Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos, Scott Pruitt, and Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in her 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Party State Convention speech.

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Separation of Church and State | David – Queensland, Australia | Atheist Experience 20.42

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The Atheist Experience episode 20.42 for October 23, 2016 with Russell Glasser and Don Baker.

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Final Battle to take Islamic State territory in Syria Breaking News February 2019

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North Carolina: Battleground State

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First it was Wisconsin. Now it’s North Carolina that is redefining the term “battleground state.” On one side: a right-wing government enacting laws that are changing the face of the state. On the other: citizen protesters who are fighting back against what they fear is a radical takeover. This crucible of conflict reflects how the battle for control of American politics is likely to be fought for the foreseeable future: not in Washington, DC, but state by state.

This week on Moyers & Company, “State of Conflict: North Carolina” offers a documentary report from a state that votes both blue and red and sometimes purple (Romney carried it by a whisker in 2012, Obama by an eyelash in 2008). Now, however, Republicans hold the governor’s mansion and both houses of the legislature and they are steering North Carolina far to the right: slashing taxes on corporations and the wealthy, providing vouchers to private schools, cutting unemployment benefits, refusing to expand Medicaid and rolling back electoral reforms, including voting rights.

At the heart of this conservative onslaught sits a businessman who is so wealthy and powerful that he is frequently described as the state’s own “Koch brother.” Art Pope, whose family fortune was made via a chain of discount stores, has poured tens of millions of dollars into a network of foundations and think tanks that advocate a wide range of conservative causes. Pope is also a major funder of conservative political candidates in the state.

Pope’s most ardent opponent is the Reverend William Barber, head of the state chapter of the NAACP, who says the right-wing state government has produced “an avalanche of extremist policies that threaten health care, that threaten education [and] that threaten the poor.” Barber’s opposition to the legislature as well as the Pope alliance became a catalyst for the protest movement that became known around the country as “Moral Mondays.”

“State of Conflict” is more than a local story. It offers a case study of what may be the direction of American politics for years, perhaps decades, to come.

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The Atheist State of the Union 2018

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What is the current state of the atheist union? Here is an update on how the secular movement is fairing. I call it my atheist state of the union address.

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Cincinnati State and Gateway open food pantries in response to students struggling with hunger

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Cincinnati State and Gateway community colleges are responding to students who are coming to school hungry by opening food pantries on campus.