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July 1 marks 100-year anniversary of New Jersey’s ‘12 Days of Terror’

Before five shark attacks left four people dead and one wounded on the Jersey Shore in 1916, there was widespread doubt a shark would even bite a human. But the attacks that occurred July 1-12, later dubbed “the 12 Days of Terror,” marked a major turning point in the relationship between sharks and humans that put the fish on the defensive and continues to threaten their existence a century later. “It literally landed on the desk of the president,” said George Burgess, who directs the Florida Program for Shark Research and International Shark Attack File based at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida campus. “It was affecting everybody.” The Jersey Shore was a vacation hotspot, and during a polio epidemic and sweltering heat wave in 1916, thousands flocked to the seaside paradise. The first two attacks happened on the coast, and the last three in Matawan Creek. Some experts suspected a bull shark, because it’s the only shark that regularly swims into brackish water. But the attacks occurred during a nearly full moon high tide when the tributary had maximum salinity.

Trio of Gators-to-be Advance to U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials

Three incoming Gator freshmen – Alyssa Baumann, Rachel Gowey and Amelia Hundley – move ahead to the U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Team Trials, set for July 8 and 10 in San Jose, Calif.

Hear Steven Tyler’s Funky New Song ‘We’re All Somebody From Somewhere’

Steven Tyler will release his first-ever solo album, We’re All Somebody From Somewhere , on July 15th. The title track, which Tyler performed live last week on NBC’s Today Show , is a funky mix of horns, drum loops and the Aerosmith frontman’s unmistakable scat vocals. Steven Tyler Confirms Aerosmith 2017 Farewell Tour In between lyrics name-checking Biloxi, Mississippi, New York City and New Orleans, Tyler spits out asides about coffee, the blues and cornbread with a drumbeat rhythm that evokes Aerosmith’s 1988 hit “Rag Doll.” Written by Tyler with the Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston, “We’re All Somebody From Somewhere” is a celebration of America as a melting pot. Tyler also nodded to the patriotic with another release from the new album, the summer-love anthem “Red, White & You.” Last week, Tyler caused a stir when he called into The Howard Stern Show to reveal that Aerosmith will launch a farewell tour in 2017. “I love this band, I really do, and I want to squash every thought that anybody might have about this … We’re doing a farewell tour, but only because it’s time. We’ve never done that,” Tyler said. Tyler will launch his own Out on a Limb solo tour on July 2nd in Las Vegas

Explainer: how Panama Canal expansion will transform shipping once again

World shipping changed forever when the Panama Canal opened on August 15, 1914. It was an engineering marvel of its day, cutting the distance required to get from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic by as much as 8,000 nautical miles. The shipping industry is changing once again as 70 heads of state gathered in Panama City recently to celebrate the canal’s expansion to handle the super-sized ships that now dominate global trade. They were there to witness a Chinese container ship become the first commercial vessel to take advantage of the new, larger locks to pass pass from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. As a civil engineer and native of the Panama Canal Zone, I’ve long marveled at the feats of the original and am impressed by its expansion. So what prompted the Panama government to finally expand it after more than a century? What makes it innovative and what challenges remain?

Steven Tyler’s A Little Bit Country and a Little Bit Rock n’Roll on ‘Today’ – Video

On Friday, Steven Tyler brought a little bit of country and rock n’roll to the Today Show when he performed his new single “We’re All Somebody From Somewhere” along with “Cryin’” and “Piece Of My Heart.”

Clarkson Announces Big News

“Here we go, Atlantic Records! Cheers!” Photo: Kelly Clarkson Facebook Kelly Clarkson had big news on Friday (6/24) when she announced that she has singed a long-term deal with Warner music’s Atlantic Records and will release a soul and R&B-influenced album in 2017. “We have already started creating a record that I have been wanting to make since I was a little girl, and a record that fans have been asking me to make for years,” Clarkson said. “Here’s to the future!” Clarkson was signed with Sony’s RCA label. “After winning American Idol there was an arranged marriage that occurred that sometimes worked out and sometimes resulted in the hardest experiences of my life,” Clarkson said in a statement. “It was my first time that I actually got to pick who I got to work with, and Atlantic Records was overwhelmingly inspired by me and excited to work with me,” the singer told fans during a Facebook Live post. “I want to say thank you so much to RCA for the past 15 years. We did awesome together but I am very, very, very excited about picking my label for the first time.”

Cleaning up your Keywords

By Jerry Butler I get calls from time-to-time from programmers saying that their artist, title or composer separation isn’t working correctly. Call numbers increase on this issue in the weeks leading up to Christmas with title separation. Keep in mind separation rules look at your artist keywords, title keyword and composer keywords. After analyzing the data, we often find that some of the entries are spelled just a bit different. In order for the keyword separation to work correctly, all spellings in the specific keyword have to be exactly the same. How can you check this quickly? Many programmers including myself would go through the library, sort and compare the artists or titles on each song card. Here is an easier, faster, more thorough way to correct your keywords: make those changes in your keyword maintenance window.

Aaron Lewis Digs Down To His Roots With ‘Sinner’ On September 16

Known for genuinely gritty lyrics and hard rock anthems, Aaron Lewis is getting back to his Country roots September 16 with his first album on Dot Records entitled SINNER. Lewis comes out of the gate “with both fists flying” on the lead single “That Ain’t Country,” –available NOW – where he laments the current state […]

50 Cent Arrested for Profanity-Laced Concert in St. Kitts

50 Cent was reportedly arrested Saturday following a performance on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts after cursing onstage, which is prohibited by the nation’s law. The rapper was booked on charges of profanity after dropping a “motherfuckin'” while performing his hit “P.I.M.P.,” TMZ reports . 7 Ways Donald Trump and 50 Cent Are the Same Person The site added that 50 Cent’s DJ didn’t play a censored version of the 2003 single at the St. Kitts Music Festival, but when the F-bombs were broadcast over the speakers, the rapper still muttered the profanities instead of sidestepping them. That was enough for authorities to charge 50 Cent with using explicit language in public. “[Curtis “50 Cent”] Jackson was only booked to host the show, when he arrived at the festival organizers asked him to perform, he obliged and used the DJ they had there,” the rapper’s representative wrote in a statement to Rolling Stone . “Unfortunately, they didn’t have the clean version to his tracks, so there were profanities used during his performance.

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Readies Biopic ‘Free Bird’

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle will co-write and produce a biopic about his life with the Southern rock band. The film, tentatively titled Free Bird , also focuses on one of the music’s most tragic moments: The 1977 plane crash that claimed the lives of six people, including his friend and Skynyrd frontman Ronnie Van Zant. Related: 35 Years After Tragedy, Lynyrd Skynyrd Still Carries On “This film’s story — MY story — is not just about the plane crash but also about my personal relationship with the genius that was Ronnie Van Zant, whom I loved like a brother and still miss to this day,” Pyle said of the film in a statement. Speaking to Deadline , Pyle added, “This is a much deserved movie for the fans of Skynyrd.” Pyle, who served as Skynyrd’s drummer from 1974 to 1991 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, penned the Free Bird script with the film’s director Jared Cohn. Cleopatra Films will produce the film, which is scheduled to go into production later this year.

Project 86 Announces Two New Releases

6.24.16 – A covers EP and new album…

Chase Rice’s “Everybody We Know Does” Reflects His Values and Lifestyle

Chase Rice has built his country music career one fan at a time, honing his vigorous live show by playing everywhere from dive bars and fields to amphitheaters and sheds, listening to peoples’ stories and tapping into the common pulse that brings them together night after night: Music. With four headlining tours, opening runs for stadium superstar Kenny Chesney and entertainer Dierks Bentley, a chart-topping album and two Top 5 radio hits now under his belt, […]

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