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In memory … Jimi


Jimi Hendrix

Born: 1942 | Died: 1970  

More than 40 years after his mysterious death,

music legend Jimi Hendrix is still widely considered the greatest guitarist in the history of rock ‘n’ roll.

Born on November 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington, Jimi Hendrix learned to play guitar as a teenager, and grew up to become a rock guitar legend who excited audiences in the 1960s with his innovative electric guitar playing.

One of his most memorable performances was at Woodstock in 1969, where he performed “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Hendrix died in 1970 from drug-related complications, leaving his mark on the world of rock music and remaining popular to this day.

for more information on Jimi go to www.bio.com

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Pop Quiz: What Do You Know About Food Safety?


How to Be Food Safety Savvy in the Kitchen

True or false?

  1. Before handling food, you should always wash your hands with soap and water.
  2. It’s not okay to use the same knife to cut up raw meat and salad.
  3. Even if your roasted chicken isn’t pink inside, use a food thermometer.
  4. The standing time listed on your microwaveable meal can not be skipped.

Find the answers, in our new blog post from: Food Safety Savvy in the Kitchen

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Campus sexual assault


Petitioning U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Don’t force survivors of sexual assault to go to the police

Petition by Jillian Murray
Carrboro, North Carolina
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It’s Hurricane Season … check out the SBA


Disaster Hurricane

SBA Resources for Disaster Preparedness

When disaster strikes it can be devastating for home and business owners. This week we are highlighting the resources SBA offers to prepare and manage your business before and after a hurricane >> Read more

John Ridley ~~ Toronto: John Ridley Talks Plans for L.A. Riots Pic


Toronto: '12 Years a Slave's' John

September 6, 2013 | 06:22PM PT

Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary

Scribe behind ‘12 Years,’ ‘All Is by My Side’ works with Imagine on film about 1992 L.A. crisis

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Screenwriter John Ridley immersed himself in the 1800s for “12 Years a Slave” and dove into the 1960s rock scene for Jimi Hendrix biopic “All Is by My Side” (pictured above), both playing in Toronto.Meanwhile, he’s ready to focus on 1992 Los Angeles as he tries to get his “L.A. Riots” script off the ground with Imagine Entertainment.Both Toronto films were in production during the late spring last year, with Ridley directing “All Is by My Side” in Dublin and consulting on the script while shooting on Steve McQueen’s brutal epic “12 Years” took place in New Orleans. “That was a little tricky,” Ridley recalls.

A fan of Hendrix since high school, Ridley years later discovered the Hendrix song “Sending My Love to Linda,” about fashion model Linda Keith, who heard Hendrix perform in London in 1966 and played a key role in encouraging his career.

Ridley, whose writing credits include “Red Tails” and “Three Kings,” did a 2010 show about “Sending My Love to Linda” for National Public Radio and then decided to do the feature independently.

“I knew it would not be a studio script,” he notes. “If Paul Greengrass and the Hughes Brothers are having problems, then it’s not going to happen for me.”

Outkast’s Andre Benjamin, who stars as Hendrix, learned to play like the maestro — left handed with a right-hand guitar strung upside down — to boost the authenticity of the film. Ridley looked to model the Hendrix pic on singular biopics like “Sid and Nancy,” Lenny” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter” — films that tell stories that transcend the artifice of the performance.

Ridley’s also been working on rewrites of his “L.A. Riots” script with Justin Lin attached to direct. He’s hopeful that “12 Years” and “All Is by My Side” can generate enough success to push “Riots” toward production.

“It was a Black List script that I wrote on spec and sold in 2007 before the world changed financially,” Ridley notes. “I feel like we’ve got to make this happen now. People often think that it was limited to Rodney King and Reginald Denny, but there are so many other interconnected stories.”

Two decades after the fact, Ridley remains amazed that Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and LAPD chief Darryl Gates had not talked for a year prior to the April 1992 riots, which left 45 people dead.

“It was a systemic meltdown,” Ridley notes. “The city and how it functions is the primary character of the film.”