Poly-Sci Professor: President Trump will likely win Indiana, but with smaller victory than 2016

first_img Facebook By Network Indiana – November 2, 2020 2 428 IndianaLocalNews Facebook Google+ Google+ Poly-Sci Professor: President Trump will likely win Indiana, but with smaller victory than 2016 WhatsApp Previous articleLaGrange County woman never tested for COVID-19 receives notice she tested positiveNext articleOne person shot at Phillips 66 on Lincolnway West in South Bend Network Indiana Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter (“Trump, Pentagon leaders honor 9/11 victims” by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, CC BY 2.0) President Donald Trump will likely still carry Indiana Tuesday night. But, his victory in the Hoosier State may not be as large as it was four years ago.“I think Donald Trump’s still gonna carry Indiana. I think when Barrack Obama carried Indiana in 2008, it was kind of a fluke. However, it seems like the president’s standing has eroded all over the Midwest,” said Kyle Kondik, a political scientist at the University of Virginia.Kondik was a guest on WISH TV’s All INdiana Politics, and was brought in for some outside perspective on what Hoosier may do Tuesday.“Maybe the margin in Indiana is gonna be lower than 2015,” he said. Trump won the state by 20 points.Trump’s surrogate, Tony Samnuel, has predicted a 22 point victory for his boss. But, Kondik believes it will be lower and believes what is happening with the 5th Congressional District may be an indication.That district, which includes the northern suburbs of Indianapolis, is a toss-up between Republican Victoria Spartz and Democrat Christina Hale, to replace Susan Brooks, a Republican. The district has traditionally been Republican.“To the extent that the president underperforms in Indiana, the places you might see him erode the most include parts of Indiana 5, I think,” said Kondik. He believes that’s a reflection of what that kind of voter is thinking in the Midwest and to an extent, all over the country.“The president’s losing ground in a lot of different places, but particularly in highly-educated districts, like Indiana 5.”Over one and a half million Hoosiers have already voted, which is over half of the entire vote in 2016. Kondik believes it’s entirely possible that a winner for president won’t be decided by Wednesday morning.last_img read more

LaGrange County once again a “hippie-friendly” community

first_img Pinterest By Network Indiana – January 6, 2021 0 325 (95.3 MNC) For the first time in nearly 50 years, LaGrange county is once again a “hippie-friendly” community.The county has repealed a law from 1971 that county commissioner Dennis Kratz called their “anti-hippie ordinance.”The law blocked large gatherings that lasted more than 12 hours and involved more than 500 people, as a result of the 1969 Woodstock music festival in New York.The law was dropped as part of an effort to transfer LaGrange County laws into an electronically searchable format. As part of this process, many old laws, including the anti-hippie ordinance, are being dropped, as they no longer serve a practical purpose. Many of those laws were related to traffic and road signs that no longer exist.LaGrange County Attorney Kurt Bachman, who has been working on the project for three years, says many of the documents he read were more than 100 years old. Facebook Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Twitter LaGrange County once again a “hippie-friendly” community IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ Previous articleGeorgia Senate Runoffs: “Too Close To Call”Next articleEconomic impact off NCAA tourney expected to provide relief to COVID shaken Indiana economy Network Indianalast_img read more

News story: Armed Forces’ contribution to the Royal Wedding announced

first_img Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle are pleased that members of the Armed Forces will play such a special role in their Wedding. The Military, and these units in particular, hold a great significance for Prince Harry and the couple are incredibly grateful for their support. The Ministry of Defence is pleased to confirm details of the contribution of members of the Armed Forces to the wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms Meghan Markle on 19 May 2018.Units that hold a special relationship with Prince Harry will provide ceremonial support at the wedding and during the carriage procession at the request of Kensington Palace. More than 250 members of the Armed Forces will perform ceremonial duties at the wedding.Members of the Household Cavalry will form a staircase party at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle as part of the wedding. The State Trumpeters and a Captain’s Escort from the Household Cavalry will also provide ceremonial support.Prince Harry joined The Blues and Royals in April 2016 and served with the Household Cavalry Regiment, undertaking two tours of Afghanistan and rising to the rank of Captain.Streets within the precincts of Windsor Castle will be lined by members of the Windsor Castle Guard from 1st Battalion Irish Guards, and by Armed Forces personnel from the following units:Royal Navy Small Ships and DivingPrince Harry is Commodore-in-Chief, Small Ships and Diving.Royal MarinesPrince Harry is Captain General Royal Marines, after succeeding the Duke of Edinburgh in the role in December 2017.3 Regiment Army Air CorpsPrince Harry served as an Apache Pilot in Helmand Province, Afghanistan with 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps.The Royal Gurkha RiflesPrince Harry served with the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles in Afghanistan in 2007.RAF HoningtonPrince Harry is Honorary Air Commandant of RAF Honington.Musical support to the street liners will be provided by the Band of the Irish Guards.Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Chief of the Defence Staff, said: A Kensington Palace spokesperson said:center_img I am proud that members of the Armed Forces have been asked to take part in the ceremonial celebrations taking place on the royal couple’s wedding day. It is a happy occasion for the whole country and reminds us of the role the Armed Forces play in marking important events in the life of the nation. I am particularly pleased to hear that members of the Armed Forces who have a close relationship with Prince Harry will be taking part. Servicemen and women from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force will all be honoured to offer their support.last_img read more

App shares game day experience

first_imgAny Notre Dame football fan knows the excitement and chaos of game day in South Bend. From tailgating to watching the band, from the end zone to the press box, it is impossible for one person to see it all — unless that person has a smart phone with access to the free LiveShare application by Cooliris. Through a partnership between the Notre Dame Alumni Association and the computer software and online media company Cooliris, Notre Dame fans around the world can now experience game day in real time by uploading, sharing and viewing game day photos in an online gallery. The project, spearheaded by senior Ashmi Pathela, enables fans without tickets to participate in the excitement by keeping a finger on the refresh key of their computer and watching updated shots of the game. Photos of all game day activities are streamed online and are available through the mobile application or through the Alumni Association’s Facebook page, Pathela said. “The app is really awesome because game day is so busy and you want to be everywhere at once, so it gives you a chance to see what’s going on all over,” Pathela said. “It connects the students, alumni and fans at a higher level.” Pathela said that LiveShare gives fans a chance to be everywhere at once on campus. “For example, Rudy was visiting and signing his book at the bookstore [during USC weekend], and so people got to see photos uploaded of him in the stream and could head to the bookstore if they wanted to see him in person,” she said. Notre Dame is the second university in the United States, after Stanford, to utilize LiveShare in this way, Pathela said. “It’s a good way to keep up our ranking as number one in social media usage,” she said. The app was launched during USC weekend and 230 photos were added to the stream on game day, Pathela said. Fans uploaded photos from high in the stands, showing the band formation, as well as shots from the student section and the field. Statistics from the Alumni Association reveal that the number of weekly active users increased by 5,306, and post views during game week increased by 98 percent. The application was initially publicized most strongly to alumni, but Pathela said there are plans to spread awareness to students. “For the USC game we focused on publicizing to alumni mainly — especially those attending the game — to upload pictures if attending or view the photos if not,” Pathela said. “In the future, we would like to extend more marketing to students.” In order to get the word out to alumni, the project relied on other forms of social media. “We sent an email about it to all alumni ticket-holders for the game as well as an e-newsletter via ND Today,” Pathela said. “We also posted about the app on the official Facebook pages of the Alumni Association and the University.” Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist also tweeted about the LiveShare app Oct. 21, spreading the information to his 12,000 Twitter followers. The free application can be found by searching “LiveShare by Cooliris” in either the Apple or Android application markets.last_img read more

After Midnight Celebrates the Unveiling of Duke Ellington Way

first_img Related Shows The hit Broadway jazz revue After Midnight is packed with toe-tapping Duke Ellington songs—so it seems apropos that West 47th Street, where the Tony-nominated musical plays, should be renamed Duke Ellington Way! This is exactly what happened on June 4, and in honor of the unveiling of the new street sign, Ellington’s granddaughter Mercedes and the company invited the whole audience outside for an impromptu parade. Check out these snapshots of the stars celebrating, then see After Midnight on Duke Ellington Way! Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 View Comments After Midnightlast_img

B’way-Bound The Illusionists Perform Fiery Escape

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 Now you see them! The Illusionists will return to Broadway this holiday season and they showed once again just why they’re so popular worldwide on America’s Got Talent on September 2. After putting Howie Mandel in a straitjacket (we’re making a shortlist of other candidates for the same treatment for when the magicians land on the Great White Way), they performed a fiery escape for the audience. Check it out below and then the high-tech magic extravaganza from November 19 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The Illusionists View Commentslast_img

Thrips Damage

first_imgA tiny insect proved to be a formidable foe for Georgia farmers in 2013.Whether thrips will deliver a similar punch in 2014 remains to be seen.“Certainly after this past year, if farmers weren’t thinking about thrips before, they’ll be thinking about them this year,” said Mark Abney, peanut entomologist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. There are more than 7,000 species of thrips, but only two cause problems for Georgia farmers and UGA researchers — tobacco thrips and western flower thrips.These two thrips caused widespread damage in peanut fields across the state last year. This was possibly due to abnormal environmental conditions, including a mild winter combined with a colder spring and sporadic rainfall throughout the summer. Resistant plants aren’t fullproofOver the past couple of years, thrips and the devastating disease they transmit,— tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), — were not an issue for peanut farmers who plant TSWV-resistant varieties. This is largely because of the widespread planting of TSWV resistant peanut cultivars and generally low thrips pressure on peanuts. Not anymore.“You definitely need to continue to use the practices that are recommended by the University of Georgia for thrips and virus management,” Abney said.UGA Extension recommends peanut farmers plant later in May than in April, as earlier planted peanuts are more likely to be infested by thrips. Also, planting peanuts at higher plant densities reduces the incidence of the virus, so higher seeding rates are encouraged. They love cotton, tooWhile thrips’ impact on peanuts is seen mostly through the transmission of TSWV, the pests can severely damage cotton by sucking moisture out of the plant. This can stunt cotton’s growth and cause leaves to be misshapen and crinkled, which is what many cotton plants were left with this growing season.“They’re always bad when we plant cotton real early,” said Phillip Roberts, a cotton entomologist with UGA Extension. “Thrips are always a significant pest on April-planted cotton.”Like Abney, Roberts is uncertain as to why more cotton acreage was impacted by thrips last year, but suggests the cooler spring may have delayed their buildup.Thrips’ peak season is typically early spring, from March-April. During the winter, they feed on weeds, their temporary host until spring crops are planted. Weather plays a big roleAs temperatures increase, so does the population of thrips. Winter weeds begin to die in the spring and thrips move en masse to the younger, immature plants in the fields. Thrips also benefit from the shedding of pine pollen, a significant source of protein. When weather conditions are favorable and plenty of hosts are available, the populations of thrips thrive. This was the case in 2013. “If everything clicks in a year, their populations explode,” said Rajagopalbabu Srinivasan, a UGA entomologist based in Tifton.With surging populations come more opportunities for TSWV transmission. Like thrips, TSWV can affect multiple hosts, and both can be imminent threats to some of the state’s top agricultural commodities. Tomato and peanut crops suffered heavily in the ‘90s.That’s why peanut farmers are encouraged to take action so a similar fate doesn’t occur this upcoming planting season.last_img read more

Mitchell Triple Crown

first_imgDrew Shelfer crosses the finish line of the Assault on Mount Mitchell atop the highest peak in the EastThe inaugural Mount Mitchell Triple Crown was completed by its two creators and sole competitors, Mark Ledyard and Drew Shelfer.Chances are you’ve never heard of the Triple Crown, but you may be familiar with its components: three endurance races that take place on the formidable 6,684-foot Mount Mitchell, the tallest mountain East of the Mississippi.Each event is a staggering feat of athletic capability. The Mount Mitchell Challenge is a 40-mile ultra marathon from the town of Black Mountain to the summit of Mitchell and back down again in the dead of winter. The Assault on Mount Mitchell, a cycling race in the spring, climbs 103 miles to the summit via the relentlessly steep Blue Ridge Parkway. And then there’s the Off-Road Assault on Mount Mitchell (ORAMM), a 60-mile mountain bike race on forest roads and highly technical single track in mid-summer.The Triple Crown challenges competitors to complete all three races in succession, thereby committing to a total of 203 grueling miles, 25,199 feet of climbing, and an unyielding onslaught of training, racing, and recovering between February and July.Shelfer, 41, a social worker and father, initially conceived of the idea to tackle all three Mitchell races in one year, but it was Ledyard, a 49-year-old veterinarian, who pulled the trigger. “I said to Drew, you’ve been talking about this for three years now. I’m doing it. You can either join me, or you can keep talking about it.”Both Asheville men are experienced ultra-marathoners, affable and filled with self-deprecating humor regarding their proclivity for the particular brand of suffering inherent to their pastime. Shelfer swears that his primary motivation to participate is “to be able to eat all the BBQ and drink all the beer I want.” Yet they both possess the hallmark intensity of extreme athletes, that sense that a depthless reservoir of energy is just barely being restrained.By early 2015, having recovered from a collection of injuries and orthopedic surgeries, Shelfer and Ledyard were finally ready to attempt the endurance trifecta.The friendly but fierce rivalry that has always existed between the two athletes became their main source of motivation. Says Ledyard, “We have a history of competition. We’ve gotten hurt trying to beat each other.”In the end, Ledyard finished with an accumulate time of 18 hours and 48 minutes, claiming first place by 1 hour and 9 minutes. They held a brief celebration by “borrowing” the podium after the ORAMM finishing ceremony, wielding homemade trophies and mugging for a single photo, taken by a friend.“You want to know what was going through my head at that moment?” asks Ledyard. “Thank God it’s over. This is one and done for me.” But judging by the emulous glint in his eye, it seems unlikely that he’ll let his title go undefended.To the best of their knowledge, Ledyard and Shelfer are the first people to ever complete the three Mitchell races in one year. They hope their efforts may have inspired a few more challengers for future Triple Crowns—or, at the very least, a third-place finisher to round out the podium in 2016.—Mt. Mitchell Triple CrownFinishing TimesMark LedyardMount Mitchell Challenge: 5:35Assault on Mitchell: 6:31 Off-Road Assault: 6:42 “The absolute worst moment for me was the hour long slog up the Parkway on the Assault on Mount Mitchell. It took everything I had mentally to push through and not just sit on the side of the road for a while. Every race was hard, and long, and every one had times where I really had to reach deep to push myself to go, but none were as miserable as slog up the Parkway. The best part for me was just taking on this challenge with Drew. He’s one of the nicest guys, and it was fun training and hanging out with him.” —Mark LedyardDrew ShelferMount Mitchell Challenge: 5:48 Assault on Mitchell: 7:08 Off-Road Assault: 7:01 “There were too many low moments to count. But every adventure was amazing, especially bcause I was chasing Mark the whole time. He made this challenge a ton of fun.”—Drew Shelferlast_img read more

USSC sets IOTA oral argument for December 9

first_img November 1, 2002 Regular News The constitutionality of the nation’s interest on lawyer trust account programs will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, December 9.In June, the Court accepted cert in Washington Legal Foundation vs. Legal Foundation of Washington, No. 01-1325, agreeing to review the November 14, 2001 decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In that decision the San Francisco-based court of appeals ruled that the state of Washington’s IOLTA program does not violate the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, reasoning that while the plaintiffs “have the right to control the accrued interest generated in theory, as a practical matter, that right will never come to fruition on its own because without IOLTA there is no interest.”That decision is at odds with a similar case decided in October 2001 by a three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that found the Texas IOLTA program’s use of pooled interest from lawyers’ trust accounts amounts to an unconstitutional taking without just compensation, in violation of the Fifth Amendment. ( WLF v. Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation ).In that case the majority said, “In reality, the linchpin for this case has already been inserted by the Supreme Court: Interest income generated by funds held in IOLTA accounts is the ‘private property’ of the owner of the principal. And, because the state has permanently appropriated [the appellant’s] interest income against his will, instead of merely regulating its use, there is a per se taking.” Petition for en banc review of the Texas case was denied by the Fifth Circuit in May.In 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Philips v. WLF, found that clients have a protected property interest in funds created by pooled IOLTA accounts. The Supreme Court, however, took no view as to whether the funds had been “taken” by the state or if any “just compensation” was due the respondent. It left those issues for the lower courts to decide.The WLF is a Washington, D.C., based organization that has battled IOLTA programs across the country in the courts for many years. USSC sets IOTA oral argument for December 9center_img USSC sets IOTA oral argument for December 9last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events September 17 – 23

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Frank KellyThis poet/lyricist will read from his collected works to kick off the fall Visiting Writers Program. Kelly, a former English professor at Farmingdale State College, has co-authored the book and lyrics for two musicals: “The Texas Chainsaw Musical” and “Pageant.” The latter played off-Broadway and across the US, and as far away as Japan and Australia. He also wrote lyrics and sketches for the satirical cabaret revue “Xmas! The Xpose!” He authored his first book, Growing Up Me: A Memoir of Poems, in 2012. Farmingdale State College, Great Room in Ward Hall, 2350 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale. farmingdale.edu 11 a.m. September 17. GwarGalactic criminals imprisoned on Earth for more than a millennia, these demonic creatures formed a bloodthirsty band hell-bent on luring unsuspecting humans to to a grisly end via their savage but irresistible heavy metal screams. If you’ve never experienced this unbelievable band of extraterrestrial outlaws live, well, you just simply have not lived! At least, not on this planet. Press music critic Zack Tirana remarks: “Oh hells yes!!” This means you should do everything in your mortal and immortal powers to attend this rare, cosmic gig. [See also: “Blood Moon SuperMoon Incites Fears Of Natural Disasters“] With Butcher Babies, Battlecross and Moon Tooth. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$35. 7:45 p.m. September 17. Billy CollinsSoft-spoken before his large accumulations, the poet laureate reads his record-breaking poetry like he writes: short, precise, and with a tinge of humor. Hot damn, son. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollor Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50. 8 p.m. September 17.West Side StoryFrom the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable modern American musicals and greatest love stories of all time. And to think it all takes place in Manhattan. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. This landmark Broadway musical opens on Long Island at 8 p.m. Sept. 17. John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport. engemantheater.com $69-$74. Times vary, runs through Nov. 8.Charlie MusselwhiteDispelling the depressing connotation surrounding blues music, the 71-year-old harmonica master empowers the genre with stirring and fun tunes that immediately triggers foot tapping all the way to full-on dancing. The man is a living, breathing legend, who rubbed shoulders with some of the great bluesmen of yore, from Chicago to the Delta. He honors his roots and embraces the present. Play that thing until the cows come home! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $60-$65. 8 p.m. September 17. Rachel FeinsteinThis comic actress who’s gearing up to shoot her one-hour comedy special later this year has made cameos on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Inside Amy Schumer and has co-hosted The View. Fans may also recall her voice from Adult Swim’s Venture Brothers and Grand Theft Auto V. Brokerage Comedy Club, 2797 Merrick Rd., Bellmore. brokerage.govs.com $14. 8 p.m. September 17.Bellmore Family Street FestivalCarinval, craft fair, petting zoo and much more! Long Island Rail Road station, Sunrise Highway, Bellmore. bellmorechamber.com Free, fee for rides. 6-10 p.m. September 17, 18; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. September 19, 11a.m.- 9 p.m. September 20. Kunal NayyarThe star of the Number One hit comedy The Big Bang Theory will speak about and sign his new memoir, Yes, My Accent Is Real: And Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You. In the spirit of Mindy Kaling’s bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, this collection of humorous, autobiographical essays Raj Koothrappali, the selectively mute astro physicist, is bound to both entertain and inspire. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. September 18.Popa ChubbyBeneath this intimidating, towering, and heavily tattooed man is a lovable performer still rocking and redefining the blues with his guitar jams since the early ’90s. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $25-$30. 8 p.m. September 18. Young ThugYoung Thug’s music doesn’t just push the envelope—it tears it up and sets the pieces on fire! Describing his eccentric flow, Fader Magazine said, “He slurs, shouts, whines and sings, feverishly contorting his voice into a series of odd timbres like a beautifully played but broken wind instrument.” Still, no words can define what Young Thug does on the mic. His set is sure to include favorites from his three-volume mixtape series, I Came From Nothing, as well as “Best Friend,” from his upcoming mixtape, Slime Season. Get ready for this hot, new hip-hop artist to blow the roof off! Opening the show are Tory Lanez, Ami the God and The Villain$. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$50. 9 p.m. September 18. HelmetLead singer/guitarist Page Hamilton leads the latest lineup of his influential post-metal quartet in performing the entirety of their critically acclaimed third album, Betty, featuring “Milquetoast,” one of their biggest hits. The Betty tour, launched upon the 20th anniversary of its release in 2014, passes through home turf as New York City’s answer to the Seattle grunge scene prepares to drop their eighth studio album later this year. With any luck, they’ll play some of their non-Betty hits, such as “Unsung,” “Sinatra” and “In The Meantime.” Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/revolution-bar-music-hall $20. 7:30 p.m. September 18.The NieldsSisters Katryna and Nerissa Nields will perform songs from their seventeenth album The Nields – XVII. Well into their third decade as musical partners, and at the top of their game with this latest album, the Nields turn to meditations on time and turning points, their roots and their community. The primary inspiration behind the new album is their hero Pete Seeger. Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. ourtimescoffeehouse.org $20 adults, $10 students. 8 p.m. September 18.Dragon Boat Race FestivalThis event will include local and regional teams facing off against each other in a series of heats. Spectators are encouraged to come to Port Jefferson harbor with their lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the festivities.Bring your water-wings, too. Food vendors and music will keep the event lively for all throughout the day. Port Jefferson Harborfront Park 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson. portjeffdragonracefest.com Free. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. September 19.Pickle FestivalThey’re green. They’re slimy. They are both sour and the sweetest of sweet. (And, wow, do they taste great on top of burgers, hot dogs and even ice cream!) Yes, you know you love them. This extraordinary, do-not-miss festival features specialty pickles, jams, jellies, vegetables, baked goods, a lollipop farm train (!!), corn maze, and hayrides. Rain or shine. John Gardiner Farm 900 Park Avenue, Greenlawn. greenlawncenterporthistorical.org $5, kids under 5 free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m September 19.Kite FestivalGliding through the sky, their movements dictated by the wind and the gentle, light tugging from their human operators, kites symbolize so many things: freedom, the fragility of this divine realm, life. Come celebrate all that is good and just in the world, and revel in the supreme glory that is these winged, tethered-yet-moving-at-the-whim-of-Mother Nature, yes-they-are-amazing creations! Long Island Maritime Museum, 88 West Ave., West Sayville. limaritime.org 11 a.m.-5 p.m. September 19.Antigone RisingThis inspiring all-female country band is headlining the second annual BeachFest in Long Island’s artsiest downtown. The group is adding special guests Trina Hamlin and Annika to this year’s concert bill, as well as inviting Mia Alonso—a North Shore High School aspiring singer-songwriter. Wow. 56 The Blvd., Sea Cliff. AntigoneRising.com Free. 5:30 p.m. September 19.Eric PaslayAt 15, Eric Paslay wrote his first song. The rest, as they say, is history. Whether he’s penning number-one hits for Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum, or captivating listeners with his own tunes, Eric Paslay is rocking the country music world with his soul-searching lyrics and on-stage charm. No longer the guy behind the scenes, Paslay has taken centerstage with last year’s eponymous record. With so much radio airplay, “Friday Night” is sure to be a singalong and “Song About a Girl” will have everyone on  their feet. Don’t miss Paslay live—he loves to entertain, and it shows. He’ll be headlining the Salute to Heroes show featuring Parmalee, Brothers Osborne and Chr Lane. Pennysaver Amphitheater, Ski Run Lane, Famingville. pennysaveramp.com $30-$75. 6 p.m. September 19. Stephen Bauman, “The End of the Night,” graphite on paper, 2015 (photo by Stephen Bauman)Selected WorksAn opening reception will be held for a gallery exhibit featuring the works of internationally renowned, award-winning artists Stephen Bauman, Cornelia Hernes and Steve Forster. This exhibition reunites three graduates of the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. Studying together more than 10 years ago at this prestigious institution, each artist brings his and her own unique vision and experience to this special show. Long Island Academy of Fine Art in Glen Cove, 14A Glen St., Glen Cove. hershfineart.com 6-8 p.m. September 19.The Charlie Daniels BandThe devil goes down to Westbury when The Charlie Daniels Band takes the stage with their Southern Rock/Country roots. Be prepared to stomp to the fiddle and whoop it up as Long Island goes country for the night. With opening act The Marshall Tucker Band. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollor Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50. 8 p.m. September 19.James MaddockIt’s impossible to place James Maddock into a neat little box and label it with a musical genre, and that’s exactly why fans keep coming back for more. In fact, his latest album, The Green, was funded by his devoted fan base. His repertoire, spanning six records, gives listeners a little taste of everything—rock, funk, blues, country, folk, even a little gospel. Whether his breathless, gravelly voice is singing about heartache, moving to a new city, or painful regrets, his lyrical depth is bound to pull you in and move you. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $25-$30. 8 p.m. September 19.Jay & the AmericansKnown for their hits “Tonight” from the Broadway Musical “West Side Story,” “Only in America,” “This Majic Moment,” these legends are bound to astound on this one-night-only performance! The Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $49. 8 p.m. September 19.ShahkarShahkar Bineshpajooh’s accomplishments as a musician, composer, singer, poet and producer could fill volumes. Born in 1972 in Tehran, Iran, Shahkar taught himself guitar, piano and drums when he was only 15 years old. At his family’s behest, he turned his focus to academics and became the youngest student in Iran to receive a doctorate in urban planning. Still, his love of music and poetry never died. His moving vocal performances with the Los Angeles and London Symphony Orchestras electrified his audiences. Experience the musical whirlwind that is Shahkar, live, before his tour takes him to California and beyond! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $55-$150. 9 p.m. September 19.BorisThese experimental metal demigods flew all the way in from Japan to disperse their high-octane, crushingly sludgy and droning sonic avalanches to the suburban masses. Lift one high. Shout aloud. Time to live. Opening the show is Jay R. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $15 ladies, $20 guys. 10 p.m. September 19.TremontiRemember the devastatingly ear-candy guitar work that took alt-rockers Creed and Alter Bridge “Higher”? [See what we did there? Lol.] Of course, you all do. Well, that was guitarist Mark Tremonti, and this gig features his latest project, which includes Wolfgang Van Halen on bass. Get ready to rock. Seriously. Warming up the crowd are Trivium and Wilson. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $25, $30 DOS. 7:30 p.m. September 20.Garlic FestivalYes, yes, yes-yes-yes! No matter how you peal it, this must-go-and-devour festival will offer garlic-fiending food hounds garlic-inspired delicacies ranging from garlic soup and garlic jelly to garlic ice cream, just to name a few appealing treats. Aside from many garlic-themed vendors and the usual festival fare, there will also be a garlic-eating (!!) and garlic cooking contest. Come and toss back several dozen cloves! Garlic was a sacred food in ancient cultures, known for its healing powers and divine aroma! Guaranteed there will be no vampires at this garlic love fest. So please, if that was the concern, no worries! Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead. gardenofevefarm.com $5 adults, kids under 6 free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. September 19, 20.Dockside Family FestivalBoat rides, pirate shows, live music, pony rides, crab races, magic shows, vendors and yes, seafood, glorious seafood. Captree State Park, Ocean Parkway, Babylon. nysparks.com/events Free with $8 parking fee. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. September 19, 20.Long Island Heart WalkPut your best foot forward and help raise funds to fight heart disease and stop strokes at The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk, guaranteed to get the heart a-pumpin’ and the blood a-flowin’. Jones Beach State Park, Field 5, Ocean Parkway. heartwalk.kintera.org 8:30 a.m. September 20.Syosset Street FairArts and crafts, knickknacks, food and great conversation abound at this go-to event for fun and all that is handmade in Long Island’s basements and living rooms. Peruse. Admire. Rejoice! Nassau County Craft and Street Fairs, 15 Jackson Ave., Syosset. nassaucountycraftshows.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. September 20.ApppleFest 2015: There will be pie.Apple FestivalApple-head doll making, apple relay races, candied apples, apple cider, an apple pie baking contest and so much more! If you love apples as much as a certain Press associate editor does (Hint: He’s got the same middle name as Press music critic Zack Tirana does! And, yes, his favorites are Macouns!), then this is the must-attend gathering for you and your family! Sherwood-Jayne House, 55 Old Post Rd., East Setauket. $7 adults, $5 seniors and kids ages 2-12. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. September 20.OmpahfestGet a jump on Octoberfest with this festival of authentic German cuisine, beer, dancing, imported goods, raffles, activities for children, prizes and much more! So don your lederhosen and raise a stein or two. Plattduetsche Park Restaurant 1132 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square. parkrestaurant.com $10, kids under 12 free. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. September 20.BeachFeastEat, drink and enjoy the music at a bistro setting steps away from the beach. BeachFeast will also have vendors on hand selling food and spirits. Food trucks will feature an eclectic mix of culinary delights. This year’s event will even feature a classic car show along the boardwalk. Music and entertainment will be provided by rockers Firestone, new wave/post-punk misfits the Retromantics, and ’80s tribute band the Rubix Kube. Hempstead Beach Park, Port Washington. Price of parking. 12-5 p.m. September 20.Frank Olt Meet & GreetPatrons will have a chance to pick the brain of this Oyster Bay-based contemporary artist. Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. nassaumuseum.org Price of museum admission. 3 p.m. September 20.Joan LundenThe journalist and bestselling author will speak about and sign her new memoir Had I Known. In this brave and deeply personal memoir, the former Good Morning America host speaks candidly about her battle against breast cancer, her quest to learn about it and teach others, and the transformative effect the experience has had on her life. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. September 21.—Compiled by Chuck Cannini, Desiree D’Iorio, Timothy Bolger and Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more