[NEWS] SHERYL CROW'S ACOUSTIC CHRISTMAS - JUST ADDED TWO DATES
Friday, Dec 02 & Saturday, Dec 03, 2011 @ 8:00 PM
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Nine-time Grammy Award Winning Artist and Nashville resident Sheryl Crow, will perform two benefit concerts at the Franklin Theatre on December 2nd and 3rd, 2011. The shows will benefit the New Hope Academy, a unique children's school, also located in Franklin. The historic Franklin Theatre, which seats on 300, will provide a wonderfully intimate setting in which to see Ms. Crow, who typically performs at venues for thousands of fans. The performanced will include holiday songs as well as popular favorites from Crow's extensive catalog of hits.
New Hope Academy is made up of students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. More than 60 percent of whom receive scholarships or other financial assistance from the school. The school served more than 130 local families. 27 percent of New Hope students come from single-parent households, and 41 percent are minorities.
That night John, Sheryl and Todd Wolfe did a great rendition of "Sweet Home Chicago"!
Well, that's all pholks!
[NEWS] BOARD GEARING UP FOR ANNUAL DELTA CHILDREN'S HOME AUCTION
The Delta Children’s Home in Kennett, Missouri is pleased to once again partner with Sheryl Crow to offer a unique item for bid at our annual fundraising auction. This year, Sheryl has chosen to donate her wardrobe from theSoak Up the Sun music video — an irresistible collectible to any fan of Sheryl and her music. In a first for our auction, we are offering the opportunity to pre-bid on this item, in hopes of expanding our audience to include those unable to attend the event in person.
To place your bid, click on “Bid Now” to the right of this text. Please read the “rules and fine print” section below. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Jason Scherer at (573) 888-4664 between the hours of 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST.
Board gearing up for annual Delta Children's Home Auction
Sunday, October 23, 2011
DEANNA CORONADO, Daily Dunklin Democrat
An annual tradition dating back to the Fall of 1978 will continue its mission this year in auction-style fundraising for the needs of the local Delta Children's Home.
The Delta Children's Home has a rich history that tells a story of a community initiative that actually began in the early to mid 1960's when a civic group called the 20th Century Club saw a need for a facility to house children in emergency situations, based in the City of Kennett. The idea for establishing the facility, which would later be widely recognized as the Delta Children's Home, was brought forth by Evelyn Overall, a member of the club and a caseworker with the organization now known as the Children's Division of Family Services. Overall was inspired by a sad story involving regional youth who had no choice but to spend a night in jail after her parents were taken into custody, until other arrangements could be made. The very idea of an innocent child being forced to do so motivated Overall and others in her club to brainstorm, with the hopes of developing an alternative place for children in similar emergency situations from the local community.
The idea struck a chord with members of the Century Club who began to seriously discuss it, sharing the proposed plan with other civic organizations and groups in town, stressing the potential benefits. The initiative gained wide-spread support and the facility began as a single residential home that housed both males and females. The house was acquired through local donations and later renovated, and received its funding through the support of the county and state. In 1966, Judge Arthur Goodman appointed the first Board of Directors of the Delta Children's Home. Members included his wife, Mrs. Chester Pearman, Evelyn Overall, Bid Miles, and Mrs. William F. Shelton III. The board served four year terms and functioned primarily in name only.
In 1978 the home changed somewhat when it grew from one into two separate facilities. According to local historians, the state had determined that year that boys and girls must be separated and housed in different facilities, therefore, through local donations, the separate house was purchased and staffed. But, the house required renovations.
Pete Droke, a local businessman suggested that the executive board governing the facilities should host an auction to raise needed funds. After an agreement was made to do so, Kennett resident, Charky Martin served as the first auction chairperson.
The First Annual Delta Children's Home Auction was held in the Fall of 1978 in the American Legion Building in Kennett. Each year after, the board has continued its tradition of hosting the well-received and supported community affair which has successfully grown into the group's primary fundraising method in providing coverage of expenses associated with operating the two facilities.
This year, Amy Williams and Scottie Landess will chair the auction, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 30 at its usual place, the American Legion Building in Kennett. Williams and Landess, among other current board members, are presently busy collecting donated items to be auctioned off in support of the charity. Local businesses, civic groups, area schools, churches and community members traditionally donate a variety of unique items to go up for bid during the event's LIVE auction portion, while some appear in silent auctions that are held prior to the LIVE festivities.
The occasion will kick-off with a bake sale at 12:30 p.m., followed by the live auction at 1 p.m. Concessions will be available to visitors throughout the auction. In addition to the bake sale and auction, which will be conducted by local auctioneers Jack Holifield and Bob and Ryan Holder, the event will also feature various entertainment.
Anyone wishing to donate items to the auction may do so by contacting Williams at (573) 717-6079. Information regarding the event is also available at www.deltachildrenshome.com, where visitors may also place early bids toward this year's featured item, wardrobe worn by Grammy Award Winning artist Sheryl Crow in her "Soak Up the Sun" music video, a fan favorite. This is the original outfit worn by Crow, a Kennett native, who generously donated the item to the auction demonstrating her continued support for the Delta Children's Home.
The winning online bid is subject to be out bid by the LIVE auction held after online bidding ends. The most recent bid on this item has reached $555 so far. Check the website for the latest in newly posted bids.
[VIDEO] PRODUCER ADAM HAMILTON ON "MRS. MAJOR TOM"
Listen to her voice! Love the vibrato!
.Tuesday October 18, 2011
[VIDEO] STEVIE WONDER AND SHERYL CROW LIVE MLK MEMORIAL DEDICATION CER.
.Monday October 17, 2011
[NEWS] FIVE NEW SONGS WORTH A LISTEN - GLOBE AND MAIL, OCTOBER 16
[NEWS] SNAKKLE - 11 OCTOBER 2011
[PIX] SHERYL CROW VISIT DISNEY ON ICE IN NASHVILLE
Saturday October 8, 2011- Sheryl enjoyed Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic over the weekend in Nashville. Here she is with Tour Coordinator Rebecca King.
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Sheryl and Scott Hamilton ham it up with friends backstage before attending Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 with their families.
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Sheryl meets Buzz Lightyear!
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Scott Hamilton and Sheryl with the cast of Disney On Ice presents Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3
.Sunday October 16, 2011
[PHOTOS] MARTIN LUTHER KING JR MEMORIAL DEDICATION CEREMONY - 16 OCT
Pix: Associated press/Getty Images/Wireimage
.Saturday October 15, 2011
[NEWS] M. L. KING MEMORIAL DEDICATION CEREMONY: SHERYL ADDED TO THE LINEUP
More stars join King Memorial dedication ceremony
By Michael E. Ruane, Published: October 14
Performers Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Dave Matthews and Sheryl Crow have been added to the lineup for Sunday’s rescheduled dedication of Washington’s new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, the head of the memorial’s foundation said Thursday.
Harry E. Johnson Sr., the foundation’s chief executive, said the four will join Aretha Franklin, who plans to sing the gospel hymn “Precious Lord,” one of King’s favorites, at the dedication ceremonies on the Tidal Basin.
Singer Jennifer Holliday and the music group Sweet Honey in the Rock are also scheduled to appear, along with a host of dignitaries and artists, at the event, which runs from 8 a.m. through 11 at the memorial, off Independence Avenue.
In an interview, Johnson also addressed the controversy over an inscription on the memorial’s main statue of King.
The inscription — “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness — has been criticized as a misleading paraphrase of a King sermon that some say makes the civil rights leader seem arrogant.
Johnson said he met with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar last week and they agreed to revisit the inscription after the dedication.
Johnson said of the inscription: “Some people it bothers; some people it doesn’t. . . . It does not bother me . . . it was not intended to be a quotation. It was intended to be a paraphrase.”
He said he does not think the paraphrase is too egregious a paraphrase from the sermon in which King said:
“If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter.”
Johnson urged that visitors focus on the entire message of the memorial.
SUNDAY: Find live coverage of the dedication ceremony on washingtonpost.com and follow live tweets from @TimSmithWP.
Source: Washington Post
.Thursday October 13, 2011
[VIDEO] SHERYL CROW AND SCOTT HAMILTON ON "GOOD COMPANY"
[VIDEO] SHERYL CROW AND SCOTT HAMILTON ON FOX 8 NEWS CLEVELAND [13 OCT]
Scott Hamilton sits down with Wayne to preview his upcoming Cleveland Clinic fundraiser at The Q. It's the 12th year for "An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends." One of those friends this year will Sheryl, who joins Scott and Wayne via satellite in Nashville.
.Wednesday October 12, 2011
[NEWS] THE 10 BEST OPENING SONGS IN MOVIES: "REAL GONE" AT #8 (FILMCRITIC)
8. Cars: "Real Gone," Sheryl Crow
What, you might ask, is a cartoon doing on this list? Ever since Disney started releasing features, great music has figured prominently in animated fare -- and nowhere more so than in Pixar films like Toy Story. But Cars wins for pairing Sheryl Crow's song about lost small-town values with the story of a big-city star who learns to appreciate what's been left behind.
Key Lyric: "We been driving this road for a mighty long time/Payin' no mind to the signs/Well this neighborhood's changed, it's all been rearranged/We left that change somewhere behind."
We were surprised when we heard Sheryl Crow’s next big release was going to be a cookbook, but once we considered the course of her life and career, we realized that — when it comes to Crow — it’s always time to expect the unexpected.
The first time i saw the video for sheryl crow’s “if it makes you happy,” I almost couldn’t believe my eyes. What had happened to the Sheryl Crow of her debut album Tuesday Night Music Club — strumming her guitar on the street with a laid-back attitude, letting the world know that all she wanted to do was have some fun? Crow had clearly undergone a serious makeover: Her hair had been highlighted and blown straight. Her wardrobe sported flashy additions like leopard-print coats and zebra-print pants. Her make-up was heavy as she sang defiantly into the camera. This new Sheryl would take some getting used to, but I figured that if it made her happy — it couldn’t be that bad.
I certainly would not have looked at Sheryl Crow then and thought, “This is a woman who is destined to write a New York Times best-selling cookbook,” but Crow has been offering surprises from the very beginning of her career. She didn’t become popular until she was 30 — an age at which countless pop starlets have long lost their shine. In terms of her look, after the “If It Makes You Happy”-era glam, Crow’s hair and wardrobe seemed to relax again, but every now and then she would break out a glitzy ensemble to accept a Grammy award (or nine). She’s chosen more-than-surprising duet partners like musical bad-boy Kid Rock — resulting in the unanticipatedly heartbreaking “Picture.” Even her choice of songs to reinvent has yielded shocking results: In 2003, her reinvention of Cat Stevens’ “The First Cut is the Deepest” became her biggest radio smash since she broke out with “All I Wanna Do.”
But in 2006, the biggest surprises coming out of the Sheryl Crow camp were personal. In quick succession, Crow revealed that she and high-profile boyfriend Lance Armstrong had broken up and that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Though at the time, Crow’s doctors expected her to make a full recovery, she wanted to make sure she was fully armed for the battle. So, on her oncologist’s advice, Crow decided to meet with a nutritionist. At the time she couldn’t have realized it would be the first step on a journey which would lead to one of her most surprising roles yet: co-author of the cookbook If It Makes You Healthy. We dove into the book’s pages — a mix of mouth-watering recipes, sumptuous photography and forward-thinking food philosophy — to learn how Crow made the leap from music making to mealtime.
“My cancer diagnosis was a real game changer for me, someone who has always been fit and healthy, although not a healthy eater by any stretch of the imagination,” Crow recalls. “My cancer diagnosis screamed ‘vulnerable’ to me. Never once in my life had I really considered what I put into my body as having a direct connection to my wellness.”
The task of detailing that connection fell to nutritionist Rachel S. Beller, MS, RD. By Beller’s account, Crow was an ideal pupil. “She was downright determined to learn everything she could from me. She was like a kid on the first day of school,” Beller remembers. “She jumped feetfirst and with good humor into the sustainable nutritional action plan I devised for her, which emphasized a serious dose of fiber, essential fatty acids and other cancer fighting foods.” “I learned the benefits of nutrients such as omega-3 (a fatty acid with disease-fighting properties), and lycopene (found primarily in tomatoes and which has been shown to help prevent cancer), and began to eat what I call an Eskimo diet — lots of salmon, brown rice and colorful vegetables,” explains Crow. But she faced a difficulty above and beyond the restrictions of her new diet: Crow didn’t do all that much cooking.
“With a busy recording and touring life I found I lived mostly off hotel room service menus, tuna salad sandwiches in the dressing room and overcooked catering spreads,” admits Crow. So she decided she would need help to stick to her newly health-driven diet.“I decided to hire a chef to cook for the band, the crew, and me.”
Enter chef Chuck White: a man whose passion for healthy eating, ability to craft delicious foods and laid-back personality meshed well with Crow and company. “Not only did [he] come highly recommended, he really was an answered prayer,” remembers Crow. “Chuck approaches cooking the way I approach songwriting.”
White brought a new diversity to Crow’s diet. He shook her out of a rut of constantly eating grilled fish, bringing exciting preparations to the table like roasted salmon with blueberry BBQ sauce, pecan crusted trout, miso-marinated sea bass with orange ponzu sauce or white wine-and-herb-poached halibut (all recipes which would end up in the cookbook). Crow isn’t a big fan of tomatoes — though she wanted their cancer-fighting lycopene; so White crafted tomato-based soups in which the tomato flavor was unobtrusive. White also worked to incorporate spices with cancer-fighting properties (like cinnamon and cumin) into their meals, and — perhaps most important of all — no matter how high the health quotient, White always delivered on flavor. “Believe me: Everyone wants to eat at Sheryl’s table before a concert,” Beller attests.
Thus, with the help of Beller and White, Crow had reinvented her diet. And, though writing a cookbook might not necessarily seem like an obvious career, if you think of Crow’s songwriting as sharing little pieces of herself with her audience — sharing her food revolution with them seems like a pretty logical next step.
So how did White’s recipes get from Crow’s table to the pages of If It Makes You Healthy? “The greatest thank-you goes to Sheryl for approaching me with the idea for this book,” White explains. “Despite my uncertainty, she assured me that ‘We’re going to do this.’ And now, we have. I don’t have words to describe how incredible she is.”
White emphasizes that it’s more than a collection of recipes. “This is our soapbox. Our shared philosophy is woven through the book and is something about which we care deeply,” he explains. Indeed, in addition to a wealth of delicious recipes, White squeezes in a fair amount of healthy-eating philosophy: He describes his and Crow’s commitment to eating responsibly, humanely raised animal proteins. He encourages readers to establish relationships with the people who sell them their foods in order to better understand where they’re sourced and also recommends becoming well acquainted with local farmer’s markets. He even lists a “dirty dozen” foods to avoid unless they’re raised organically; these foods (which include apples, cherries, lettuce and many other popular fruits and vegetables) tend to be susceptible to insect invasions and therefore end up doused with pesticides when not organic.
Beller had more to contribute, too. In addition to her introduction, the book is peppered with tips from the nutritionist. Beller reminds readers that extra virgin olive oil isn’t the best choice for high-heat cooking because it overheats easily (which can release carcinogens). She points out the rarely touted benefits of egg yolks (cancer-fighting choline and lutein for eye health). She reveals that sourdough bread’s signature flavor comes from lactic acid (which helps keep blood sugar from spiking); that wasabi has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and potentially anti-cancer properties; and even that eating fish together with garlic is more effective at lowering cholesterol than simply eating one or the other alone.
If It Makes You Healthy also address a common concern of people trying to eat locally and seasonally: what to eat when — particularly during cooler months when it seems like nothing should be in season. The book includes an easy-to-read chart indicating when many popular fruits and vegetables are at their best, and divides its recipes into suggestions for spring and summer (when Crow usually hits the road touring) and recipes recommended for fall and winter (when Crow spends more time at home recording). Selections from the “On the Road” section include the surprisingly complementary flavors of spring pea and mint soup with scallop ceviche, out-of-the-ordinary mâche salad with sherry-vinegar gastrique and recipes with a Southwestern kick like mojo crillo slow-braised pork and quinoa-stuffed poblano peppers with salsa romesco. Meanwhile, among the “At Home” recipes, readers will find such treats as the vegan reuben, warm hummus soup with cilantro pesto and garlicky pita chips, pomegranate and rosemary-marinated lamb loin and the hearty autumnal flavors of brown basmati rice with soy-sage sausage and roasted mushrooms.
“Just as he does when we are touring, [at home] Chuck prepares super-healthy, balanced meals that rely on seasonal and organic produce. The food is pure, clean, simple and always amazing and creative. It’s harder to eat locally in the cold weather. There is not much growing [near my home] in Tennessee during January and February, but Chuck manages to work with whatever is available,” Crow shares.
Despite its many healthy recipes and wealth of useful information, this is more a book about living well than it is about blindly following rules. “What I love most about If It Makes You Healthy is its realistic approach to cooking,” Beller shares. Indeed, Crow confesses to being a firm believer in a “10% cheat zone” that allows for such treats as dessert, but White even manages to add health value to that most calorie-ridden of courses — e.g. thickening chocolate mousse with avocado or grilling summer peaches and filling them with lavender-infused cream cheese.
For Crow, ultimately, the motivation for creating If It Makes You Healthy is straightforward: “In this book, I want to welcome readers into my kitchen and introduce them to Chef Chuck, the man who changed everything for me. I hope my readers will then set off on their own path toward a better, healthier way of living,” she shares.
And it’s in this way that, although Crow never claims to be a culinary expert, she plays an essential role in the book (above and beyond posing for many of its beautiful, sun-dappled pictures). She serves as a shining role model: a person who decided it was time to approach food more conscientiously, sought out experts and figured out a way to work their expertise into her life. She’s sharing that journey with her readers, along with a very important lesson: When it comes to food, if it makes you healthy, it not only can’t be that bad — it doesn’t have to be bad at all.