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Daily Archives: September 11, 2020
Posted: September 11, 2020 at 8:38 pm
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thanks to a new partnership between Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Ascension Wisconsin, Southeast Wisconsin consumers shopping for 2021 health insurance plans this fall will find several new choices at Healthcare.gov. Ascension Wisconsin and Anthem announced today that they are teaming up to offer ACA health plans in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, Ozaukee and Washington counties. The Anthem plans will feature Ascension Wisconsins 24 hospital campuses, 110 care locations, and more than 1,300 physicians. The plans will also include Childrens Wisconsin for pediatric care.
Ascension Wisconsin and Anthem are both deeply committed to Wisconsin communities and we share a goal of assuring all Wisconsinites enjoy affordable access to quality healthcare, said Paul Nobile, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin. Especially now, in the wake of COVID-19, people need highly coordinated, personalized healthcare. Thats what this partnership is designed to offer.
The open enrollment period for the health exchange begins on November 1 and ends December 15.
Ascension Wisconsin is pleased to be Anthems primary and specialty care partner for this new health insurance exchange offering, stated Bernie Sherry, Senior Vice President, Ascension and Ministry Market Executive, Ascension Wisconsin. We know that todays consumers want quality, access and choice. Thats what this partnership delivers. Whether in person at our hospitals and clinics or through virtual visits, our commitment is to provide value to our patients by delivering quality care, in the right place at the right time for the communities we are privileged to serve.
Both organizations have been taking strong actions to support Wisconsin communities in response to COVID-19. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shields parent company, Anthem Inc., has committed $2.5 billion to support members, employers, care providers and charitable organizations through the pandemic and its aftermath, including nearly $1 million to Wisconsin nonprofits alone. Anthems other actions include:
Ascension Wisconsin quickly pivoted to provide care in new and innovative ways during the pandemic. Highlights include:
About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin (BCBSWI), Compcare Health Services Insurance Corporation (Compcare) and Wisconsin Collaborative Insurance Company (WCIC). BCBSWI underwrites or administers PPO and indemnity policies and underwrites the out of network benefits in POS policies offered by Compcare or WCIC; Compcare underwrites or administers HMO or POS policies; WCIC underwrites or administers Well Priority HMO or POS policies. Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Anthem is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin is available at http://www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/anthemBCBS or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AnthemBlueCrossBlueShield.
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Jacqueline Bostick|The News Herald
LYNN HAVEN Lynn Haven couldl soon welcome a free standing emergency room.
City commissioners unanimously approved Tuesday a development order on the behalf of Ascension Sacred Heart Bay for the15,000 square-foot facility.
"I just love the idea that it'sgoing to be so close to Lynn Haven. It's going to help an awful lot of people," said Commissioner Judy Tinder. "It's going to be great for our community."
No date has been set for the start of construction, officials said.
More: Ascension Sacred Heart Bay reopens rehab at new facility Monday
The ER will be located at 3135 State Road 77 on a 6.77-acre lot just south of the local social security office. It will have 13 treatment roomsand two trauma rooms staffed by emergency medicine physicians, nursesand respiratory therapists, according to officials. The ER will also have a lab, CT scannerand X-ray imaging.
At the meeting, representatives of the project described the ER as a "regional ambulatory trauma center" that will bring "good things for Lynn Haven."
"Our new Emergency Center will be open 24 hours a day and will include separate areas for treatment of children and adults," Heath Evans, president of Ascension Sacred Heart Bay, said in a news release Friday.This is part of our ongoing efforts to extend our outpatient services into the community and provide high-quality care at a time and place convenient to patients."
The new facility will be similar to the ER that ASH operates on Panama City Beach, officials said. The new free-standing facility will be supported by the Level II Trauma Center at the ASHon 6thStreet and by the Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart, located in Pensacola.
More: Panama City hospital marks full reopening since Hurricane Michael, welcomes new chapel
The 6thStreet location recently held a reopening ceremony for its facilities. The event gave a moment of reflection on the impact of Hurricane Michael on medical services and the commitment ASH continues to make to regain ground and grow those services.
Evans said in a news release Friday that the Lynn Haven area is no exception.
"We have a long history of serving Lynn Haven before some services were displaced by Hurricane Michael and we look forward to expanding access to emergency services in a growing community," he said.
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The Live at Home program from Ascension Living can help keep seniors active, healthy, and engaged!
ST. LOUIS There is a program that can help keep seniors comfortable and safe in their own homes. One of Danas favorite people and former 5 On Your Side Meteorologist, Mike Roberts is here to tell us all about Ascension Livings Live at Home program.
Mike tells us that he is now the Business Development Manager for a new program from Ascension Living called Live at Home. Ascension is headquartered right here in St. Louis, and Live At Home is unique in that it provides an opportunity for seniors to remain in their homes while staying, active healthy and engaged.
Home is where most seniors want to stay, and right now it is probably the safest place for them to be. Ascension Living, Live at Home understands that no two seniors are the same and you can get a care package specifically tailored to your needs. You can sign up for as much or a little help as you need. There is a 24/7 concierge phone line, transportation, meals programs, home cleaning, and more! You will even get a Wellness Partner to help you every step of the way.
You can learn more by calling the concierge phone line at 855-744-7282 is the concierge phone line, or visit AscensionLiving.org/liveathome
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Household hazardous waste collection canceled
Ascension Parish government's household hazardous materials collection day set for Saturday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center has been canceled.
For more information, call (225) 450-1200.
John Couvillon, president and founder of JMC Analytics and Polling, will be the featured speaker at the September Ascension GOP Roundtable, sponsored by Ascension Republican Women. The Roundtable will be at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at the Clarion Inn, 1500 W. La. 30 in Gonzales.
Couvillon holds a B.S. in accounting from LSU and a masters degree in information systems.
The cost for lunch is $22, which will be collected at the door. The event is open to the public and guests are welcome. Reservations are requested. RSVP: (225) 921-5187 or e-mail: ARWrUS@aol.com.
Join the Ascension Parish Library for the Build a Better Business Virtual Series of small-business workshops to be provided via Zoom. This series is made possible with a Libraries Lead with Digital Skills Grant through Grow with Google and the Public Library Association.
The grant initiative has also made it possible for the Ascension Parish Library to create its new Business Resource Center website to help small businesses succeed.
Benita Benta Rice, a profit and growth consultant, will be the guest speaker for this virtual series. Benta Rice has over 20 years of corporate experience working with C-level executives in several roles asset management, management analyst and project management roles. This virtual series will provide small businesses with decision-making tools to manage and grow their businesses. Topics for the series include:
Creating a Financial Scoreboard: Using Numbers to Build a Better Business Session 1 on Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m.
Creating a Financial Scoreboard: Using Numbers to Build a Better Business Session 2 on Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
April 15 is Back Again: Maximizing the Benefits of Tax Reporting for Entrepreneurs - Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
How to Prevent your Business from Failing: Identifying Strategies and Systems to Grow your Business - Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m.
To register for these virtual sessions, visit the librarys new Business Resource Center website at http://www.aplbusinessresource.com under webinars. You can also register by calling the Donaldsonville location at (225) 473-8052. After registering, you will receive an email with more information on how to join the discussion(s) via Zoom. If you happen to miss a class, training sessions will be recorded and can be viewed later on the Business Resource Center website.
Visit with local folk artist Alvin Batiste and help the Ascension Parish Library celebrate 60 years of library service. Batiste will be painting during the celebration in Donaldsonville from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 22.
A classic cars on display and other activities are also planned. For more information, call the library at (225) 473-8052.
Ascension Parish Library hosts "Days Gone By: A Look at Donaldsonvilles Pas"t with Sidney Marchand III at 2 p.m. Sept. 15 on Zoom. Born and raised in Donaldsonville, Marchand is the grandson of Sidney Marchand Sr., local historian, mayor, attorney and author of the well-known collection of books on Donaldsonville history.
Marchand will share historic photos and images in this virtual glimpse back in time of Old Donaldsonville and talk about how this historic town has changed.
To register for this virtual presentation on Zoom, call the library at (225) 473-8052. You will receive an email with meeting information on how to join the live session.
Visit any Ascension Parish Library location starting Monday, Sept. 21, and pick up a Comic Book Fun packet. Inside, find the instructions and materials you need to create your own comic book as well as a TV bingo sheet. Use the bingo sheet to play TV bingo while you watch an Inspector Gadget cartoon episode on Hoopla! Check out our Comic Book Fun YouTube video at youtube.myapl.org to find cool links to e-comic books and more!
Editor's Note: This column was changed on Aug. 9 to announce the cancellation of the planned Household Hazardous Waste day.
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Class of 2017 physician publishes article on empathy immigrants bring to health care – The South End
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The Detroit Free Press published an opinion piece by Zlatan Cizmic, M.D., a member of the Wayne State University School of Medicine Class of 2017, on the importance of the empathy and commitment that immigrant physicians bring to health care.
Dr. Cizmic, 29, who also completed his undergraduate degree at Wayne State University, and his family fled war-torn Bosnia in the 1990s. He is now an orthopedic surgery resident in the Ascension Hospital system in Detroit.
His article, published Sept. 4, also touches on the many contributions immigrants make in Detroit and nationwide in the areas of health care, business and industry.
The complete article is below, and can be read in the Detroit Free Press.
Detroits immigrants, refugees play crucial role in COVID-19 recoveryZlatan Cizmic
I was three years old when a grenade flew over my head and exploded against the side of our apartment building. It was 1994, and my familys native Bosnia was engulfed in civil war. Heaps of drywall collapsed on top of me, and as my parents dug me out of the rubble, they knew exactly what they had to do: flee.
We escaped to Croatia, applied for refugee status and, six months later, moved into a tiny apartment in Detroit. We were poor and knew little about our new home, but we vowed to repay Americas kindness. Today, Im an orthopedic surgery resident at the Ascension Hospital system, treating both orthopedic and COVID-19 patients across the Detroit metro area. My personal experience of poverty and war has equipped me to help vulnerable patients especially now.
Immigrants and refugees bring a unique empathy and commitment to our work on the front lines. According to new research from New American Economy, released in partnership with the City of Detroit and surrounding counties, we are nearly 12% of the citys health care workforce, 17% of local pharmacists and 14% of grocery workers. We own businesses and create jobs at high rates, especially in industries like health care and hospitality that are vital to our economic recovery.
My own experience as a refugee has proved crucial during the pandemic. I weathered those grueling 24-hour shifts in the spring in part because Id already learned to cope with upheaval and trauma. When patients arrived suffering from the double anguish of COVID-19 and shattered bones, I could empathize with their fear. That understanding puts my patients at ease and allows them to open up about their own struggles. As a result I can tailor their treatment for a better recovery. Entering the relationship with empathy is key; studies show that this trait among doctors increases successful outcomes.
Speaking a patients native tongue also leads to better health results. Many immigrant health care workers are multilingual, which helps hospitals and private practices reach a broader client base. Immigrants also bring cultural fluency, which means we can deliver medical care more effectively. On a previous rotation, my attending and I were treating a Bosnian patient who was reluctant to take her blood pressure medication. I explained everything in her native language and addressed unspoken concerns about Western medicine, which I could sense in her hesitation. She thanked me, and when she returned a month later, her health had improved greatly.
The pandemic has made the importance of effective communication all too clear. None of us are safe until all of us are safe, and that includes immigrant communities. Multi-lingual health care workers have been crucial to spreading the safety standards that effectively contain the virus. But health care workers both immigrant and American-born cannot shoulder the burden of protecting our city and state. COVID-19 relief measures must include immigrants, low-income residents and other vulnerable populations. COVID-19 testing and treatment should be affordable for everyone.
Beyond health care, we need to support immigrant essential workers, especially business owners. After the Great Recession, immigrants played a key role in our economic recovery; in 2011, they founded 550 new businesses per month for every 100,000 immigrants, more than twice the rate of native-born Americans, according to NAE.
Lets give them the tools they need to do that again.
Here in Detroit, I am dedicated to serving the community: volunteering to translate in hospitals and providing pro-bono health services to students in addition to my professional work. I do this because Americans modeled this same selflessness when my family landed here, war-weary and scared. A resettlement agency helped my parents find jobs, furnish our new home and get acclimated to the U.S. They helped our family transition from scarcity to security. Now my family and so many immigrant families want to do the same for this country. Give us the chance and we will.
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Aces all around: Efficient Parkview Baptist excels in 3-0 victory over East Ascension – The Advocate
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Experience can never guarantee a volleyball victory. But it came up aces in more ways than one for Parkview Baptist.
The senior-laden Eagles recorded 19 aces during a 3-0 victory over East Ascension on Thursday night and PBS (2-0) won 25-9, 25-13 and 25-5 in the nondistrict matchup between teams from different divisions.
Weve been practicing hard and changing up the lineup to see what will work best for us, Parkview's Taylor Sharer said. We have close to the same lineup we had last year and I think that is a huge advantage for us. We have played together so long, which helps with the chemistry of the team.
The 5-foot-10 Sharer and teammate Madison Cassidy made the most of their swings as outside hitters. Both players finished with 10 kills for the Division IV Eagles. Sharer had four aces, while setter Morgan Lambert led the way with seven aces and 10 assists.
It was a game of contrasts because Parkviews lineup includes 10 seniors. East Ascension (0-3) entered the season with a lineup of primarily first-year varsity starters. Melinna Carrero led the Spartans with three kills and two assists.
Our goal this year is to learn because we have some very young kids on the floor, EAHS coach Jamie Gilmore Simmons said. Its going be a process and this wont be about where we start, it will be about what we learn and how we finish.
There were some things I thought we did improve on today. They (the Eagles) are an experienced team and they play like it.
PBS displayed its experience in serve-receive throughout the match. The Eagles pushed the Spartans to the baseline to retrieve long serves multiple times to record aces. And when Division I EAHS got comfortable with that, Parkview would drop a short serve just over the net for a point.
Lambert ended the second set with a pair of aces. Six PBS players recorded aces in the final set. When the Eagles did score via an ace, Sharer and Cassidy were connected on kills down the line or crosscourt. Parkview scored 10 of the first 11 points in the last set.
East Ascension is young and they are learning, Parkview coach Becky Madden said. What I talked to our girls about was playing our game and being as consistent as possible. Make sure we are talking and communicating. I thought we did that.
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Duchess Camilla to be under legal duress following Prince Charles ascension to the throne – The News International
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A debate around Duchess Camillas royal title, following her husband Prince Charless ascension to the throne is up for public fury currently. The biggest reason being the loving soft corner many Brits still carry for the late Princess Diana.
Experts believe that if the Duchess were to change her title from, the lesser known Princess Consort to Queen Consort, a constitutional issue might arise. However, at the end of the day Clarence Houses statement about Duchess Camillas future title is something which her husband will ultimately decide.
Royal expert MacMarthanne spoke out about this legal loophole during a conversation with Express.UK and was quoted saying, "Upon his accession, the Duchess of Cornwall will automatically become Queen Consort. There has been much speculation over this issue principally because of the sensitivities relating to Diana, Princess of Wales."
He went on to say, "This, however, does not change the fact that in law the duchess will become Queen Consort. Indeed, presently she is entitled to be known as Princess of Wales, but again mindful of Diana, Princess of Wales the decision was taken to use one of Prince Charles subsidiary titles. There has been much debate as to what title will be taken when Charles becomes King, Princess Consort being one."
"There is no precedent for such a style, but that does not preclude its eventual use, nor would its use mitigate her legal right to be recognised as Queen Consort."
Britains University College London's Constitution Unit also put forward another legal reason why Duchess Camilla might not warrant the title of Queen Consort.
The official site of the university states, "Under common law the spouse of a King automatically becomes Queen. But there are two possible reasons why Camilla might not assume the title. The first is the argument that Camilla cannot become Queen because her 2005 civil marriage to Prince Charles was not valid."
"The argument runs as follows: because the Marriage Acts from 1753 have explicitly excepted royal marriages from their provisions, the only valid marriage which a member of the royal family could contract in England was a religious marriage in the Church of England."
While this claim was dismissed by The Lord Chancellor in 2005, the Duchesss title frenzy might still pose a threat later down the line.
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Staff Report| Gonzales Weekly Citizen
John Couvillon,president and founderofJMC Analytics and Polling, apolitical consulting firm,will be the featured speaker at the SeptemberAscension GOP Roundtable,sponsored by Ascension Republican Women.The Roundtable will begin at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at the Clarion Inn, 1500 W. Highway 30 in Gonzales, with a meet-and-greet. The event will begin at noon.
Couvillon holds aB.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University and aMasters Degree in Information Systems. His political expertise is sought frompublications such as the National Journal, Business Insider, The Hill, POLITICO,Roll Call, Campaigns and Elections, Real Clear Politics, and the Wall Street Journal. Couvillons polling in the 2019 Louisiana governors race made him a finalist for the Reed Awards for polling by Campaigns and Elections Magazine.
2020 Republican candidates are welcome to meet and greet with guests.
Cost for the lunch is $22, with a choice of three entrees. The event is open to the public, and guests are welcome. Reservations are requested. RSVP:225-921-5187or e-mail:ARWrUS@aol.com. Payments will be collected at the door (checks and cash preferred).
Entree Choices are: Fried Catfish, Fried Shrimp or Marinated Chicken. All meals include a salad, stuffed potato, iced tea and dessert.
Members and guests are asked to bring non-perishable items for the St. Theresa Food Bank.
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Its hard to imagine its gone by this quickly, but 2020 is already approaching its final quarter. Regardless of the extremely turbulent times, there has still been a ton of new music that has come out, and theres still plenty more to come.
With projects on the way from the likes of GRiZ, Porter Robinson, Gorillaz, Joey Bada$$, and ZHU, we have whole heap of good music to look forward to. We went and looked up who exactly had announced albums for the remainder of this year, and compiled them into a list. Some our dropping as soon as this week, with others still mostly shrouded in mystery.
As we approach the final stretch of 2020, here are 20 the albums were most looking forward to hearing before the year wraps up.
The Flaming Lips American HeadRelease Date:September 11
The Flaming Lips never seem to stop making music. And for that, were thankful. Their sixteenth studio album American Head is due to be released this week on September 11. Frontman Wayne Coyne said that the interview was inspired by the life and travels of a young Tom Petty, a nostalgic album about longing for home while being on the road. Were eager to see what American Headbrings.
Joji NectarRelease Date: September 25
Joji will be releasing his sophomore album, Nectar, on 88rising in just a couple weeks. After channeling a very melancholy sound on most of BALLADS 1, were very eager to see the direction he takes for this one. Hes already released Breathe and Daylight, with Diplo.
Action Bronson Only For DolphinsRelease Date:September 25
As we mentioned in our coverage of the lead single GoldenEye, Action Bronson STAYS working in the studio. Now, in the wake of the single drop, hes announced a new full-length album Only For Dolphins. According to Bronson, it meant to be a tribute to dolphins and their overall intelligence, and the fact that Bronson believes they operate on the same wavelength as he does (but of course). With production credits from the likes of Alchemist, Budgie, Samiyam, Daringer, and Bronson himself, this oneis sure to be a strong follow up to 2018sWhite Bronco.
Jadu Heart Hyper Romance Release Date: September 25
In conjunction with the release of their newest single Walk the Line Bristol-based duo Jadu Heart also announced that theyll be dropping their second album Hyper Romance on September 25th. Set to be a further exploration of their unique blend of raw, energetic psych-rock mixed with sonic healing, were excited to see how their songwriting prowess has expanded since their last release.
Sufjan Stevens The AscensionRelease Date:September 25
Indie folk idol Sufjan Stevens is releasing his first album in five years on September 25, The Ascension. Stevens has kept busy over the past few years working on various projects like the exquisite Call Me By Your Name soundtrack and the score for 2017 ballet The Decalogue. One single, America, has been released so far from of The Ascensionand it is brilliant, in its own melancholic blissful way. Stevens heavenly vocals on America make us look forward to his latest even more.
ford. The Color Of NothingRelease date: October 16
ford. is gearing up to release his sophomore album, and its a return to ODESZAs tastemaking label, Foreign Family Collective. Weve already gotten a taste of it with singles such as the title track and Hold On. The Color Of Nothing is due out on October 16.
Gorillaz Song Machine: Season 1 Strange TimezRelease Date: October 23
After months of Gorillaz dropping off singles from a mysterious project called Song Machine, we finally have a release date. The project, now fully titled Song Machine: Season 1 Strange Timez, is out October 23. Each track stars a different guest feature, and theyve enlisted some of the best: Beck, Elton John, The Cure, and ScHoolboy Q to name a few
Kasbo The Making Of A ParacosmRelease Date: October 23
Another one coming off Foreign Family Collective, Kasbos sophomore effort, The Making Of A Paracosm is one were very much looking forward to. The two singles Play Pretend and Show You have captivated us with a fresh new sound from the unique Swedish talent.
John Frusciante MayaRelease Date: October 23
John Frusciante, the former (and now current) guitarist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has been releasing solo electronic music under the name Trickfinger. This time, in honor of his late cate,Maya, John will be releasing the album under his own name. Its an experimental, IDM sound that you can get a preview of with the lead single, Amethblowl.
Malaa Illegal Mixtape Vol. 3Release Date: TBA
Instead of releasing albums, Malaa chooses to drop mixtapes. He announced the volume three of hisIllegal Mixtapeseries back in June with the drop of the banger DONT TALK. Still no release date on this one, but with all the music hes releasing recently, its probably right around the corner.
GRiZ Chasing The Golden Hour Pt. 3Release date:TBA
GRiZ announced recently that he had finished completing Chasing The Golden Hour Pt. 3, his project focused on the perfect sunset vibe. Were big fans of parts one and two, so knowing that he is sitting on this one, were hoping he decided to drop it before the end of the year.
J. Cole The Fall OffRelease Date:TBA
While the release of J.Coles latest album The Fall Off is still up in the air, he has treated fans to two new tracks off of his upcoming project. Infectious trackLion King On Ice accompanied by old-school vibe The Climb Back, both released in July, have had J Cole fans everywhere hungry for more. The rapper said he wanted to take his time with The Fall Off, which is why there is no official release date yet.
Alicia Keys AliciaRelease Date:TBA
Alicia Keys has already had quite the year. With the release of her inspirational smash hit Underdog earlier this year, Alicia has unsurprisingly managed to make her superstardom span decades. Her seventh studio album, Alicia, is slated for release sometime in 2020. While we dont have an official release date yet, were looking forward to what this icon will deliver next.
Tchami YEAR ZERORelease date: TBA
Despite championing a record label focusing on a unique sound for the past few years, Tchami has yet to release an album. Thats coming to a close soon, however, with the drop of his debut album titled YEAR ZERO. This one was announced in late May, however a release date has yet to be finalized. You can check out the handful singles released from the project, here and here.
Porter Robinson nurtureRelease Date: TBA
The highly-anticipated follow up to Porter Robinsons 2014 Worlds project is finally happening this year. The project is called nurture, and weve already been gifted three singles from the project so far. There was a slight delay with the project, but Porter has already continued the rollout, so it could arrive any day now.
Red Hot Chili Peppers TBA
RHCP recently announced that John Frusciante was returning on the next Red Hot Chili Peppers album, and weve been at the edge of our seats ever since. Frusciante was instrumental for some of their best work. No further details have been announced since, but its been a solid nine months since. Theyre due.
At the beginning of 2020, ZHU announced that he had an album that he was aiming to drop by the end of the year. With all the new music and merch that hes been putting out recently, we have no reason to doubt that its coming soon.
Its been a few years since Phoenixs 2017 album Te Amo, but with the release of a new single last month, and subsequent information coming out via both their own social channels as well as other news outlets, it looks like a new release from the beloved indie-pop outfit is imminent. Ever since their 2009 album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix dominated our listening rotation, weve been waiting with baited breath every time new material is announced. And thankfully, now it looks like our latest wait is almost over.
Joey Bada$$ TBA
Joey made a triumphant return recently with the release of The Light Pack, three brand new tracks that show Joey at his finest yet. Joey confirmed an album on the way when he tweeted: Wow, this is really my best album. No release date announced yet.
In May, BROCKHAMPTON delivered two new singles, and even announced the release of not one, but two new albums during a private livestream. The singles, however, have since been removed from YouTube, so we cant be sure whats to come of the albums. Their socials have been quiet since then, but were hoping Kevin Abstract stays true to his word!
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VIDEO: Extreme Performer David Blaine Floats High Above the Earth From a Bunch of Balloons – ourcommunitynow.com
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Courtesy of David Blaine Ascension (YouTube)
Illusionist, magician, and performer David Blaine, known for his mind-boggling feats,successfully accomplished another daunting stunt earlier this week. Blaine reached an altitude of about 25,000 feet by floating skyward using only heliumballoons.
The stunt, "Ascension",was likely the most dangerous and ambitious feat he has ever attempted. He partnered with YouTube Originals to live-stream the event, which he says was inspired by his daughter and his ownchildhood dream. Blaine spentmonths training prepping for the stunt; becoming an expert at skydiving and flying balloons, as well as acclimating to cooler temps found in higher air.
On Wednesday, September 2, Blaine put all those hours of training to good use when he performed the high-flying feat. After two hours of prep, he began his ascent over Page, Arizona. Gripping a bunch of about 50 large helium balloonsthese were not your birthday party variety balloons;they were much larger andoutfitted with camerasBlaine carried weights on him that he periodically dropped to increase his ascension once he lifted off.
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The illusionist had a goal of reaching 18,000 feet, and he exceeded that by hitting a high of 24,900 feet. Once there, he let the balloons go and skydived and parachuted back to the ground where he landed safely. The stunt itself took about a half an hour, from lift-off.
An entire team of engineers, stunt experts, weather experts, and more were involved in the project.
What do you think about this high-flying stunt? Would you want to float above the earth from a bunch of balloons? What other mind-bending stunts would you want to see someone like Blane perform? Sound off on the comments.
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