Archive for March, 2012

Spring Blessings!

Posted in Gallery on March 20, 2012 by skyeviewtraveler

Djenba Skye

The Vernal Equinox

Ah, spring! This season brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna.

The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” The spring and fall equinoxes are the only dates with equal daylight and dark as the Sun crosses the celestial equator. At the equinoxes, the tilt of Earth relative to the Sun is zero, which means that Earth’s axis neither points toward nor away from the Sun. (However, the tilt of Earth relative to its plane of orbit, called the ecliptic plane, is always about 23.5 degrees.)

[Adapted from Almanac.com]

Azúcar Con Aché (Yoshi’s Oakland 3/18 7PM)

Posted in Culture, Events, Transnat'l Feminism/Solidarity on March 9, 2012 by skyeviewtraveler

Who: Azúcar Con Aché (“Sweetness with Powerful Blessings”)
What: All female Latin jazz ensemble
When: Sunday, March 18th, 7:00PM
Where: Yoshi’s Oakland (Jack London Square)
Cost:  $15

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Budget Traveler Article (Hotel Search Engines)

Posted in Resources on March 9, 2012 by skyeviewtraveler

Adapted from BudgetTravel.com

Best Hotel Booking Websites for Travel Deals | Travel Deals, Travel Tips, Travel Advices, Vacation.
http://www.budgettravel.com

Move over, Expedia & Co. The next generation of hotel booking websites has arrived. Which one will find you the room of your dreams—and at a dreamy price? Budget Travel editors tested them out.

What are the best websites out there for hotel booking? Budget Travel editors tested the next generation of hotel booking websites to determine which of the lot will find you the room of your dreams and at a dreamy price. Here are the best travel sites for finding the perfect hotel.

Read the entire article here.

Former Bay Area Musician Yolanda Bush Performs In Lithuania

Posted in Culture, Events on March 4, 2012 by skyeviewtraveler

Articles
Recharge in Vilnius

Adapted from Jazz Kurpiani

Yolanda Bush & The Road Band
Singer, Composer, Lyricist and Drummer

Yolanda has been singing and drumming for well over two decades. She is versatile in numerous styles, which include rock, jazz, funk, and blues – a tight, deep pocket drummer with impeccable meter.

She began her meteoric rise to anonymity and became quite an accomplished boxer, as the result of her experiences as an accordion-playing, African American youth from the south side of Chicago. She studied trumpet and choral music, and performed with numerous ensembles, including a brief stint with the Chicago Youth Symphony, and numerous theatrical productions. A prolific composer, she has also performed extensively as a solo guitarist, singer/song writer.

She has toured the U.S. and Italy, performing with such artists as Rich Montes, Gwen Avery, & Alberta Jackson to name a very few. Her influences include Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Esperanza Spaulding, Miles Davis, Jimmi Hendrix, Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Abbey Lincoln, Joni Mitchell, Stravinsky, Claude Debussy, ad infinitum.

A well-known in Lithuanian and international blues band “The Road Band“ was formed in the summer of 1992 in Vilnius. This versatile ensemble plays standard and original songs in multiple styles such as blues, rhythm and blues, rock, jazz and country, and has played more than one thousand concerts. “The Road Band“ is described in the book “Who is who in Vilnius district 2003”. 
The band has released 11 albums. Participated in countless festivals in Poland, Estonia, Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, Belorussia, Turkey.

You Tube Videos

Yolanda Bush (Chicago, USA) & The Road Band – Thrill is Gone

Yolanda Bush (Chicago, USA) & A.Belkin – Going to Chicago