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Best New Indie: 10 songs you need to discover this week – indie88.com

Posted: April 19, 2021 at 6:52 am

What an amazing week for new music, indie fans!

This week, weve been gifted some amazing tunes from renowned acts like Fiona Apple, Lucy Dacus, Charlotte Cardin, MARINA, Born Ruffians, and a Rina Sawayama and Elton John collaboration.

Check out this weeks Best New Indie below.

Fiona Apple has covered Sharon Van Ettens Love More for epic Ten, Van Ettens reissue of epic. Apple adds her own twist to the track, while still tapping into Van Ettens quintessential sound. Where Van Ettens original track is more meditative, Apples is playful and euphoric, as Apple delivers some of her distinctive howls.

Rina Sawayama has shared a new piano-driven version of Chosen Family, which features none other than Sir Elton John. Dedicated to LGBTQ+ folks who have lost their family and friends by coming out, the delicate new version of Sawayamas ballad offers up a new emotional level to the tune. The British singers each take turns delivering verses atop Johns soft piano lines until the duet on the chorus, with John singing lines like, We dont need to share genes or a surname/ You are, you are, my chosen family.

Lucy Dacus has officially announced her forthcoming album, Home Video, which is set for release on June 25th via Matador. As part of the announcement shes shared a video for her new track, Hot & Heavy. Hot & Heavy is a powerful, explosive new track that sees Dacus singing about growing up, and turning into new versions of herself. The accompanying self-directed video comes packed with nostalgic clips of Dacus going to the movies at Byrd Theatre in her hometown with a video camera in hand, interspersed with shots of her growing up.

Charlotte Cardin is releasing her debut full-length album on April 23rd via Atlantic Records, and today shes shared a video for her new single, Sad Girl. The catchy, R&B-tinged alt-pop track strays a bit from the previously released singles on the forthcoming album, taking more of a beat-driven approach. The captivating, gloomy new Norman Wong-directed clip sees Cardin singing beneath blue lights in the pouring rain. Sad Girl is a revenge tale about a girl who has an infinite amount of tears and draws her power through sadness, Cardin explains of the track. She therefore seeks sorrow in order to grow and eliminate her enemies (AKA all her exes).

Born Ruffians are readying the release of their new album, PULP, this Friday, April 16th, and today theyve shared a new single called Checkin Out. Checkin Out is about opting out, frontman Luke Lalonde explains of the track. Its about all kinds of ways you can remove yourself. From simply spacing out, to leaving news cycles behind, to deleting your social media accounts etc Its about those moments of this is all too much and surrendering.

Marina (fka Marina and the Diamonds) has made her return with a video for a new track called Purge the Poison. Alongside the single, shes also announced her forthcoming album, Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land, which is set for release on June 11th. The new track is almost like an Earth Day anthem, as Marina sings about the importance of protecting the planet, delivering lines like, Its a new world order, everything just falls away/ Our life as we knew it now belongs to yesterday. Marina also sites some pop culture moments throughout the catchy tune, like Britney Spears shaving her head and the #MeToo movement.

Toronto pop artist RALPH has announced her new EP, GRADIENCE, and as part of the announcement shes shared a perfectly kitschy video for her new track, Tommy. The catchy new track sees Ralph singing of missed connection, as she pines for someone who she has a brief encounter with before they diappear forever. The accompanying colourful video sees Ralph and friends in campy sky-high wigs and ruffles, as her hairdresser channeled a look described as Marie Antoinette on a motorcycle.

Toronto-based rapper Shad has made his return with his new single, Out of Touch (feat. Phoenix Pagliacci). The bright new R&B-influenced tune marks the first single of forthcoming music, which is set to arrive this year on Secret City Records. With a driven beat and shimmering keys, Shads vocals take the lead, as he delivers lines like, Each man is a brand, each nights famine or feast/ So we quote I sell, therefore I am in these streets.

Following the release of last years The Sun and Her Scorch, Dizzy have returned with a new single called The Bird Behind The Drapes, which features Luna Li. Alongside the release, theyve announced a new EP, Separate Places. On Separate Places, with drops on June 11th via Royal Mountain Records and Communion Records, the Oshawa indie outfit will be collaborating with a different guest performing vocals on each track, as they reimagine some of the standout tunes from last years album.

Jasamine White-Gluz has announced a new EP as No Joy called Can My Daughter See Me From Heaven, which will be made up of orchestral reimaginings of tracks from her 2020 album, Motherhood. To preview the collection, No Joy has shared a video for Kidder (From Heaven), a reworked version of Kidder. Kidder (From Heaven) is a stunning, dreamy rework that truly lets the album track be seen in a new light. The accompanying video, which is directed by a 7-year-old named Sloan, sees Sloan wanting to imitate the sparkliness of a dream.

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Land transactions for the week of April 11, 2021 – Shelby County Reporter – Shelby County Reporter

Posted: April 13, 2021 at 6:33 am

The following deeds were transferred in Shelby County from March 8-17:

March 8

-AR Properties LLC to SDH Birmingham LLC, for $700,000, for Lots 301, 302, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 332, 333, 334, 335 and 336 in Springs Crossing Sector 3 Phase 1.

-Allison S. Hoar to Shani Lampley-Walker, for $324,000, for Lot 10-15 in Chelsea Park 10th Sector.

-Randall Derek Akers to Jordan R. Chamblee, for $200,000, for Lot 8 in Chase Plantation Fourth Sector.

-Drew E. Dixon to Sue Tait, for $189,900, for property in Section 29, Township 19, Range 1 East.

-Buy by Birmingham 401k to Andrew Boyd, for $290,000, for Lot 73 in Chaparral First Sector Phase 1 Amended Map.

-Southeastern Real Estate Investments LLC to Rachel Isabella Conrad, for $182,000, for Lot 29 in Canyon Park Townhomes.

-LaToya Carstarphen to Guy Wood, for $465,000, for Lot 316 in Creekwater Phase III Phase 2.

-SDH Birmingham LLC to Hunter Thomas Morris, for $200,890, for Lot 219 in Springs Crossing Sector 2.

-Larry Burns to Will Daniels, for $30,000, for Lot 5 in Neid Bearden Family Subdivision.

-Manuel Pagan to George L. Morrison, for $315,000, for Lot 22-48 in Riverbend at Old Cahaba Phase 3.

-Dagmara K. Frankowska to Peter J. Cason, for $360,000, for Lot 14 in Southpoint Sixth Sector Phase II.

-Lisa M. Adams to Brandt Gendreau Kittredge, for $355,000, for Lot 1009 in Abrores of Forest Parks.

-Susan Murrell to Hub Harrington, for $348,000, for Lot 223 in Riverchase Country Club Ninth Addition.

-Whitney Investments LLC to C&J Jones Investments LLC, for $576,270, for property in Section 24, Township 20 South, Range 3 West.

-Cody John Bass to Kenneth W. Riddle, for $305,000, for property in Section 35, Township 20 South, Range 1 West.

-Maria Ruiz to Christopher Billy Shane Green, for $191,000, for property in Section 11, Township 19 South, Range 2 East.

-Robert Butterworth to Vivian L. Oliver, for $230,000, for Lot 73 in Reserve at Timberline.

-Forestar Real USA Real Estate Group Inc. to D R Horton Inc. Birmingham, for $130,500, for Lots 1651 and 1652 in Chelsea Park 16th Sector.

-Elizabeth Giles Jordan to Jill Z. Hubbard, for 218,000, for Lot A in Riverwood Second Sector.

-Ray Franklin to Darby Owenby, for $54,000, for Lot 2 in Franklin Estates.

-James E. Kelly to James Benjamin Stallings, for $224,500, for Lot 20 in Chadwick Sector 2.

-Donald R. Gordon to Jennifer W. Wall, for $1,300,000, for Lot 718 in Greystone Legacy 7th Sector.

-Edmond Earle to Jamario R. Moon, for $750,000, for Lot 614 in Greystone Legacy 6th Sector.

-Thomas J. Porter to Justin Thomas Fox, for $525,000, for Lot 6 in Meadow Brook Fifth Sector Phase II Amended Map.

-Embassy Homes LLC to Bailey K. Powell, for $322,574, for Lot 7-225 in Chelsea Park 7th Sector Fourth Addition Grayson Place Neighborhood.

-Emily S. Harrell to Todd William Talbot, for $639,900, for Lot 104 in Greystone 1st Sector 1st Phase.

-Michael P. Long to Anderson Kay Whitcomb, for $301,000, for Lot 15 in Kerry Downs.

-Anderson K. Whitcomb to Daniel W. Bares, for $210,000, for Lot 311 in Cambrian Wood Condominium.

-Embridge Homes LLC to Jerry M. Johnston, for $406,600, for Lot 301 in Lake Wilborn Phase 3 Final Plat.

-Dominion South Oak LLC to Aubrey M. Garrison, for $375,000, for Lot 16 in South Oak Phase I.

-Lake Wilborn Partners LLC to Embridge Homes LLC, for $100,000, for Lot 610 in Lake Wilborn Phase 6A.

-Embridge Homes LLC to Laura Nail Mims, for $438,210, for Lot 608 in Lake Wilborn Phase 6A.

-Kyle Alexander Wilson to Wady Echavarria, for $130,000, for Lot 826 in Waterford Townhomes Sector 1 Phase 1.

-Haskell Edward Scott to Misty Kent Pappas, for $297,400, for Lot 136 in Cedar Grove at Sterling Gate Sector 2 Phase 3.

-Venture South LLC to Sean Murphy Miller, for $399,000, for property in Section 36, Township 18 South, Range 1 East.

-Tammy D. Barefield to Rebecca Molly Gay, for $12,680, for property in Section 20, Township 22 South, Range 2 West.

-James Clark to Luis A. Flores Guillen, for $189,900, for Lot 49 in Meadows Plat 2 Revised Map.

-Bobby Joe Franklin to Leslie Mundt, for $242,000, for Lot 33 in Chadwick Sector 4.

-Gregory S. Whitley to Dustin B. McFarland, for $265,000, for Lot 227 in Cedar Grove at Sterling Gate Sector 2 Phase 5.

-Craig Emory Hutchison to Amarr Garred Croskey, for $230,000, for Lot 22 in Park Forest Fourth Sector.

-Mariah Dee Johnston Mazingo to Timothy Cottingham, for $455,000, for Lot 301 in Creekwater Phase III.

-Michael McCraw to Ryan Charles, for $785,000, for Lot 76 in Greystone 5th Sector Phase I.

-Alicia Swain to Judy S. Kyser, for $180,000, for Lot 254 in Camden Cove Sector Eight.

-Linda Buckner to Brian Johnston, for $215,000, for Lot 70 in High Ridge Village Phase 4 Final Plat.

-Chad Aaron Collum to Thomas G. Littleton, for $247,500, for Lot 18 in Navajo Hills Ninth Sector.

-Victor L. Smith to Dennis W. Mazingo, for $360,000, for property in Section 16, Township 21 South, Range 3 West.

March 9

-Michael Joe Harris to Gary Hardy, for $187,200, for Lots 7 and 19A in Shire Valley Farms Resurvey of a Resurvey of Lots 6A and 7A.

-Bobby J. Harris to Charles L. Payne, for $211,800, for Lots 8 and 19B in Shire Valley Farms Final Plat.

-Travis Kidd to Matthew Thomas Kidd, for $376,090, for Lot 7-18 in Mt Laurel Phase 1A.

-RC Birmingham LLC to Camron Dearius Brown, for $184,110, for Lot 35 in Lakes at Hidden Forest Phase 4.

-Flemming Partners LLC to David Corliss, for $526,131, for Lot 4007 in Abingdon by the River Phase 1.

-Savanna Paige Marion to Kendra Janyce Robins, for $200,000, for Lot 102 in Savannah Pointe Sector 11 Phase IV.

-Robert Lynn Long to Jared B. Kelley, for $169,000, for property in Section 28, Township 19 South, Range 2 East.

-MJH 280 Properties LLC to Reynolds Family Properties and Investments LLC, for $500,000, for property in Section 2, Township 20 South, Range 2 East.

-Marie B. Jackson to John Daniel Quekemeyer, for $195,000, for property in Section 22, Township 20 South, Range 1 East.

-Edward Shawn Sheffield to James C. Windham, for $219,900, for Lot 120 in Stonebriar Phase I Resurvey.

-Gabrielle R. Byars to Patrick A. Wade, for $197,000, for Lots 12 and 13 in Highland Second Sector.

-Tab Bisignani IRA to Bradley Tadeo Orozco, for $23,500, for property in Section 12, Township 19 South, Range 2 West.

-Yanivis L. Chinchilla Pacheco to Christopher Mark Golden, for $275,000, for Lot 23 in Weatherly Glen Abbey Sector 12.

-Thomas M. Sigg to Thomas M. Sigg, for $77,500, for property in Section 32, Township 21 South, Range 1 West.

-D R Horton Inc. Birmingham to Pedro Henrique Dutra Ribeiro De Aguiar, for $243,695, for Lot 1566 in Chelsea Park 15th Sector.

-Jerry McElroy to Lesia Ann Isbell, for $230,000, for property in Section 24, Township 20 South, Range 3 West.

-Sammie Jo Allen to Marci Johns, for $350,000 for Lot 16 in Windy Oaks Phase 3.

-Deborah P. Jackson to Sarah Courtney Maloney, for $316,900, for Lot 269 in Creekside Phase 2 Final Record Plat.

-Wendell R. Coleman to Wendell R. Coleman, for $402,800, for Lot 229 in Woodlands Sector 2, 4 and 5 Res of Lots 228, 229, 230, 231, 232 and 233 Final Plat.

-Joseph Williams to Kinneth E. Crawford, for $185,000, for Lots 1 and 2 in Byers Map of Sterrett by W E Crume.

-Peter Brandon Jones to Maximo Dominguez, for $150,000, for Lot 33 in Wildwood Village Fourth Addition.

-Patti R. Smith to Uplift Capital Management LLC, for $264,900, for Lot 68 in Villas Belvedere.

-Gregory Holdings LLC to Melissa Daniel, for $279,900, for Lot 13 in Stoneridge Phase I.

-WBG Enterprises LLC to Larry Woodward, for $34,000, for Lot 10 in Maple Leaf Estates.

-Sharon L. Barnett to David C. Harris, for $239,900, for Lot 21 in Chanda Terrace Fourth Sector.

-Mary C. Anderson to VOB Enterprises LLC, for $386,790, for property in Section 30, Township 20 South, Range 2 West.

-Lucy Evans to Lawrence Robert Tabor, for $177,000, for Lot 40 in Ridgecrest Phase One Sector Two Final Plat.

-Mark Victory to Chad Aaron Collum, for $270,000, for Lot 354 in Silver Creek Sector III Phase II.

-Kevin Michael Belk to Community Property Investments Inc., for $205,000, for Lot 515 in Old Cahaba Park Sector Amended Map.

-Christina Jo Tucker to Dinh Thi Nguyen, for $226,000, for Lot 175 in Cottages at Chesser Phase II Amended.

-Jessica L. Edwards to Alan Gregory Smith, for $328,000, for Lot 62 in Greystone Village Phase 1 Amended Map.

-Calvine South LLC to JCM Holdings LLC, for $243,770, for Lot 18 in Two Eighty Village a Condominium.

-LGI Homes Alabama to Christy White, for $235,900, for Lot 109 in Lexington Parc Sector 3.

-Clayton Properties Group Inc. to Willie F. Byrd, for $342,900, for Lot 152 in Simms Landing Phase I Final Plat.

-Betty Christine Durrett Wood to Marilyn Vaughn, for $22,924, for property in Section 13, Township 24 North, Range 15 East.

-Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Jason Cook, for $198,000, for Lot 74 in St. Charles Place Phase 2 Sector 6.

-Prominence Homes & Communities LLC to Michael Osterman, for $206,000, for Lot 101 in Shiloh Creek Phase II Sector I Final Plat.

-Brandon W. Bearden to Cliff Trumbly, for $16,000, for property in Section 22, Township 22, Range 1 East and property in Section 1, Township 24 North, Range 15 East.

-D R Horton Inc. Birmingham to Robert J. Lilley, for $259,950, for Lot 1583 in Chelsea Park 15th Sector.

-Jenney A. Smitherman to Kevin Belk, for $274,900, for Lot 409 in Savannah Pointe Sector V Phase I.

-John W. Wilson to Alyson Elizabeth Patterson, for $180,000, for Lot 17 in Amberley Woods 3rd Sector Phase I Resurvey of Lots 12 through 27 and Green Area.

-David Foster to Sanford D. Hatton, for $66,000, for Lot 305 in Tocoa Park Phase 3.

-Newcastle Development LLC to Newcastle Construction Inc., for $150,000, for Lots 215 and 238 in Camellia Ridge Phase 2.

-Brenda W. Bjurman to Marissa A. Hooven, for $180,000, for Lot 37 in Bermuda Lake Estates Second Sector Amended Map.

-James C. Windham to Leonard Caraballo, for $170,000, for Lot 38 in Meadows at Meriweather Phase 2 Final Plat.

March 10

-Raegan E. Hallman to Donald Wayne Griggs, for $228,000, for Lot 24 in Camden Cove West Sector 3 Phase 1.

-Richard N. Preston to Andes Melendez Angel, for $245,900, for Lot 2 in Chanda Terrace Fifth Sector.

-Tracy Ray Calamas to Haven Kids Hope, for $45,000, for property in Section 5, Township 18 South, Range 2 East.

-Dancy Sullivan to James W. Clark, for $315,000, for Lot 16 in Forest Ridge Final Plat.

-Donna H. Hermecz to Donna K. Long, for $155,000, for Lot 110 in Waterford Village Sector 2.

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Richmond’s Rage of the Woke – City Journal

Posted: at 6:33 am

Beautifully landscaped with ample medians and harmoniously lined with gracious houses in various historic styles, Richmond, Virginias block-paved Monument Avenue and its several statuary tributes to Confederate leaders were once recognized as a triumph of American urban design. The residential frontages served admirably as a variegated frame for the monuments, creating a superb urban tableau that it made no sense to eradicateespecially as the monuments lost ideological currency with the passage of time, as monuments often do.

But after the mayhem triggered by George Floyds fatal arrest in Minneapolis in May 2020, the 14 blocks of the avenue comprising a National Historic Landmark District present a sorry spectacle. Bare pedestals, with the vandals graffiti not entirely washed away, stand on the avenues median. Statues of General Thomas Stonewall Jackson, the cavalry commander J. E. B. Stuart, Confederate president Jefferson Davis, and the world-renowned oceanographer Matthew Fontaine Maury, who played an inconspicuous role in the Confederate war effort, are gonevictims of fanaticism fueled by Twitter slogans drawing, in turn, on national-guilt and systemic-racism narratives in which Americans have been increasingly indoctrinated.

The magnificent bronze equestrian statue of Robert E. Lee still stands at the center of a turfed circle 200 feet wide that is Monument Avenues principal node and was the point of departure for its creation at the end of the nineteenth century. But the monuments majestically rusticated, 40-foot-tall granite pedestal has been hideously defaced by Black Lives Matter agitators spray-painting. The circle, previously enclosed within a ring of heavily graffitied jersey barriers, and, since January, within an additional ring of chain-link fencing eight feet tall, degenerated into an anarchists playground last year. The New York Times Style Magazine has perversely hailed the monuments nihilistic transformation as the most influential work of protest art since World War II.

Located in the Confederacys capital, Monument Avenue was the Souths most important venue for commemoration of the Lost Cause. The quality of its statuary was of a distinctly higher order than the many undistinguished, often cheaply mass-produced Silent Sentinel statues of lone Confederate soldiers, standing at parade rest in front of many a courthouse porticonot to mention Stone Mountain, Georgias huge, kitschy relief of Lee, Jackson, and Davis on horseback.

While Americans overwhelmingly deplore the vandalization or destruction of statues of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Frederick Douglass and other abolition advocates, as well as figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary, Confederate monuments have a far more precarious hold on public affections. In recent yearsand particularly during Donald Trumps presidencythey have become increasingly controversial in the South itself. Since the BLM protests erupted, dozens of these monuments have been banished from courthouse squares, parks, and other public spaces, from the Carolinas to Texasin small towns as well as big cities.

In Virginia, which has seen the most dramatic outburst of defacement and officially sanctioned removal of monuments of any state, opinion has been split on the fate of the Confederate landmarks. A September 2020 Associated Press poll found 46 percent of Virginians in favor of removal and 42 percent opposed, with a margin of error of 4 percent. While the South leans red on the whole, Virginia is blue. And despite years of mass-media vilification of all things Confederate, and Virginia Republicans generally treating the monuments issue like kryptonite, the state has seen nothing like a solid consensus supporting removal. That hasnt prevented politicians like Virginia governor Ralph Northam and Richmond mayor Levar Stoney from getting with the iconoclastic program. The legality of their efforts is dubious in Richmonds case. But while the damage will almost certainly not be reversed where most of the citys Confederate statues are concerned, Northams June 2020 order for the removal of the Lee equestrian is another matter.

For the record, I have Confederates in my attic, including a great uncle on my fathers side who served as a private in Lees Army of Northern Virginia and was killed at 18 and, on my mothers, a great-great grandfather who directed the strategically vital Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond before, during, and after the Civil War. For my money, two quotations from Wilfred McClays fine history of the United States, Land of Hope, serve as a useful point of departure when pondering the fate of Confederate monuments.

The first is Gettysburg hero Joshua Chamberlains recollection of the scene in April 1865 when Lees men surrendered their weapons and banners: Before us in proud humiliation stood the embodiment of manhood: men whom neither toils and sufferings, nor the fact of death, nor disaster, nor hopelessness could bend from their resolve; standing before us now, thin, worn, and famished, but erect, and with eyes looking into ours, waking memories that bound us together as no other bond; was not such manhood to be welcomed back into a Union so tested and assured?

A vintage photo of Monument Avenues Jefferson Davis memorial, erected in 1907 (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, HABS)

The second quote is from another Yankee, an old soldier asked why he had taken up arms against the British at Concord decades before: Young man, what we meant going for those red-coats was this: we always had governed ourselves, and we always meant to. They didnt mean we should.

Some Confederate monumentssuch as those to Lee, Jackson, and Stuart on Monument Avenuerepresent acts of homage rendered to revered commanders, plain and simple. But those two quotations encapsulate the message that Southerners, especially Southern women grouped in the United Daughters of the Confederacy, wished to convey in many of the hundreds of Confederate memorials that they erected in the public square, mostly between 1890 and 1920: that the Souths Lost Cause, no less than the American Revolution, was a valiant struggle for independence waged against an invading army.

We know that there is more to the story. We know that one Southern state after another, in proclaiming its secession from the Union, cited the threat to slavery posed by Lincolns election to the presidency as justification. If slavery is mentioned on a single Confederate pedestal, it would be news to me. What we do often encounter are belabored exercises in Lost Cause apologetics, as with Monument Avenues bombastic 1907 encomium to Jefferson Davisover whose statue, with the right arm histrionically extended in oratorical appeal, loomed a deified Vindicatrix crowning a column 60 feet tall. On the Davis statues now-naked pedestal one can still read tributes such as this:

As citizen, soldier, statesman, he enhanced the glory and enlarged the fame of the United States. When his allegiance to that government was terminated by his sovereign state, as president of the Confederate States he exalted his country before the nations.

Maybe not. In any event, the ornate semicircular columnar screen that framed the statues of Davis and his vindicating goddess is still in place, terminating in piers once crowned by bronze urns brimming with banners and perched on martial implements. Theyre gone. So are the piers bronze plaques, inscribed with lengthy tributes to the Confederate army and navy. It would be hard to find a monument that more ostentatiously reflected a region so long trained to believing what it wanted to believe or better embodied the old Southern penchant for the grandiose rhetorical gesture, as observed by W. J. Cash in his brilliant 1941 cultural study, The Mind of the South. It is a sign of the times that the Davis monument has been dismantledhis statue having been toppled by a mob on June 10 as police stood by, while the deity was removed weeks later by a construction crew retained by Stoney. Erected by the Daughters, the now-dismembered monument spoke volumes about Lost Cause panegyric and propaganda. And in aesthetic terms, it enriched the avenues physiognomy.

The Souths segregationist Jim Crow regime crumbled over half a century ago, and the first African-American mayor of Richmond (whose population is half black) assumed office in 1977. In the intervening decades, Monument Avenue has retained its function as a celebratory venue not just for Richmond but also for the surrounding regiona place for charity walks and marathons, Saturday morning jogging groups, bike races, moonlight bike rides, and an Easter festival with people promenading past porch parties and street vendors, on their way to the celebrated bonnet contest at the Lee Monument, where women young and old (and even some males of the species) have appeared in more or less hilarious headdress, sometimes accompanied by more or less hilariously attired canines. The statuary has served as an impressive backdrop for citizens of all races and threatened nobody.

Monuments dont exist to tell the whole story, or even the real story. That task belongs to historians. Monuments have always enshrined particular aspects of experience and elevated them to a symbolic, ideal, or mythic realman essentially artistic taskand for this reason, monuments can retain an aesthetic or cultural value that endures even after their mythic power has faded. They also retain historical value, as physical testaments to the loyalties, memories, convictions, or illusions of those who erected them. And, of course, as testaments to valor and fortitude that, in the case of Lee, Jackson, and Stuart, for example, are anything but mythical.

The devotees of politically correct iconoclasm would have us believe that Confederate monuments have no significance or value independent of the Jim Crow regime, which began taking root in the late 1870s, and that to defend their preservation is to defend white supremacy. That may apply to a coterie of far-right misfits. But on the whole the indictment is bunk. Monument Avenue was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1997 for reasons having everything to do with culture and history and nothing to do with advocacy of white supremacy.

And yet, in Richmond itself, no effective opposition to the lawless destruction committed by Black Lives Matter, antifa and kindred groups, or the authorities capitulation to them, emerged last year. Business leaders kept silent even as numerous retail outlets and other private properties were attacked by vandals and arsonists. The day the Davis statue was hauled down, the publisher of the Richmond Times Dispatch, always a key figure in the citys business community, issued a privilege-checking pronouncement that said nothing about the acute civil disorder and the authorities failure to enforce the law. We believe Black Lives Matter, he assured readers. At the RTD, we have work to do. Our team is not diverse enough, but we are committed to changing that. . . . As a 60-something white male raised in a suburban setting, I am acutely aware how experiences must change to foster awareness. Its as if these people hoped the mobs destructiveness would hasten a progressive rebranding of the River City. Meantime, some scholars and preservationists underwent conversion experiences inspiring fulsome approval of the monuments removal. Others remained silent. I dont want my house firebombed, said one. In short, the mobs chantWhose streets? Our streets!was no idle boast.

All told, a dozen statues or landmarks with Confederate associations were among those that came down in Richmond last June and July. A lofty Corinthian column on Libby Hill, principal landmark of the beautiful old Church Hill neighborhood in the citys east end, is now bereft of its silent sentinel (1894), shown with his rifle and bayonet perched on a tree stump at his side. Across town, in a small plaza not far from Monument Avenue, the mob yanked a much finer work, a bronze statue of an artilleryman, off the pedestal of the Richmond Howitzers monument (1892). Somewhat reminiscent of the ancient Greek Doryphoros, or Spear-Bearer, the artilleryman was shown in uniform rather than nude, and clasping a tamper instead of a spear. Monument Avenues figurative but modernistic Maury monument (1929)removed, like the Libby Hill sentinel, on Stoneys ordersshowed the seated scientist in mufti, with a swirlingly allegorical, multi-figured portrayal of storms and floods girding the base of the large globe above him.

As for Lee, he is mounted on a horse fortunately larger than Traveler, the rather diminutive equine he rode in real life. He holds his hat at his side and looks into the distance. The French sculptor Antonin Merci modeled the statue making use of a death mask provided by Lees family. Like the Jackson (1919) and Stuart (1907) monuments, the Lee equestrian, inaugurated in 1890 before a crowd estimated at from 100,000 to 150,000 spectators, is devoid of Lost Cause apologetics. The inscription on its once-splendid pedestal consists of exactly one word: Lee. The statue has some paint on it but shows no sign of serious damage. Because the monument was deeded to the state along with the circle, this is the one Monument Avenue landmark Stoney could not remove. The year it was completed, Virginias governor, acting with the state legislatures authorization, signed a deed that included the states guarantee that she will hold [the Lee] statue and pedestal and circle of ground perpetually sacred to the monumental purpose to which they have been devoted and that she will faithfully guard it and affectionately protect it. Litigation over the Lee statue has now reached the Supreme Court of Virginia, which is unlikely to rule against Northam even though the way the state legislature went about approving his removal order is legally questionable. But because bedrock principles governing contracts are involved, the monuments fate could wind up in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The removal of Confederate statues began to attract more support after a young racist psychopath, Dylan Roof, slaughtered nine African-American parishioners in a Charleston, S.C. church in 2015. The massacre was a major factor in New Orleanss removal of its three principal Confederate monuments. But the future of Richmonds only began to be seriously questioned after the violent confrontation between neo-Nazis and Klansmen and a far larger number of counter-protestors, including a significant antifa contingent, in the liberal college town of Charlottesville in August 2017. The white supremacists were rallying in defense of Charlottesvilles equestrian statue of Lee, which the city council had voted to remove. A 32-year-old woman was fatally struck when one of them drove his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of counter-protesters.

In the aftermath of the Charlottesville riot, then-Governor Terry McAuliffe acted to prevent a similar confrontation at the Lee monument in Richmond by signing an ordinancewhich remains in effect, and which Northam, Stoney, and the police mainly honored in the breach during the BLM proteststhat aside from limiting public gatherings at Lee Circle to 500 people, prohibited weapons or anything that could be used as a weapon, along with food, beverages, and any sort of encampment. The ordinance also prohibited climbing on the monument and imposed a dawn-to-dusk curfew at the site.

In 2018, a blue-ribbon commission assigned by Stoney to review the status of Monument Avenues Confederate landmarks proposed removal of the Jefferson Davis monument and leaving the others in place with new signage providing historical context, plus a range of cultural and educational initiatives. The wisest, if not the wokest, course might have been to leave the avenue alone and offer exhibits including different perspectives on its commemorative art in the fine English Renaissance mansion, designed by John Russell Pope, adjacent to the Davis monument site. The mansion is now home to the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design. In any event, and despite Stoneys vehement denunciations of them, Richmonds Confederate monuments seemed safe.

But not for long. Early in 2019, Northams medical school yearbook page from 35 years before with a photo showing one man in blackface and another in Klan garb turned up. Then his VMI yearbook page emerged, giving one of his two nicknames as Coonman, a racial slur. There were many calls for the governors resignation in the ensuing uproar. Northam weathered the storm, but he sought to repair the political damage by focusing on a racial-justice agenda. With a view to facilitating removal of Confederate monuments, he signed legislative amendments last year empowering cities to remove, relocate, contextualize, or coverbut not alter or destroywar memorials. Thirty days public notice was required to permit citizens to submit their views at an open meeting.

Then came George Floyds death in police custody. It was the moment BLM and its allies had been waiting for. They certainly werent interested in observing the niceties of the new monuments legislation, not to speak of the McAuliffe ordinance concerning the Lee Monument. Nor, as it turned out, were Northam and Stoney.

Many of Monument Avenues well-heeled denizens were at first sympathetic to the demonstrators. And though BLM and its allies hardly mobilized the mass protests some have claimed, demonstrations did initially attract thousands of peaceful participants, black and white alike. After that, the city confronted agitators usually numbering in the low hundreds who were mostly white and often violent. Over the course of two weeks in June, they toppled five statues (including the Davis) without a single instance of police intervention. Christopher Columbus was pulled down from his pedestal in Byrd Park, spray painted, set on fire, and dragged into a nearby lake. The agitators blocked streets and vandalized private property. Even during the first weekend of protests, May 29 to 31, Richmond firefighters responded to nearly 50 fires attributed to BLM agitators. The Daughters headquarters, prominently situated in the citys museum district, was set on fire, causing $1.5 million in structural damage.

A vintage photo of the 1907 J. E. B. Stuart monument (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, HABS)

Unruly demonstrations subsequently took place at Richmond police headquarters, at Stoneys downtown apartment building, at the home of the city council member whose district includes Lee Circle, at the home of the state attorney for Richmond, at the downtown office of a law firm that obtained an injunction against the Lee monuments removal, and at the city courthouse. According to her attorney, members of the Monument Avenue household of 96-year-old Helen Marie Taylor, a plaintiff in lawsuits against Northam and Stoney and the city council arising from their monument removal campaign, were roughed up and her house was vandalized.

From the outset, protesters occupied Lee Circle, unofficially renamed in honor of Marcus-David Peters, an unarmed black teacher fatally shot in 2018 by a Richmond police officer on I-95 while in a violently deranged state. (A state attorney who is now Virginias attorney general determined that the shooting was justified.) Despite sporadic police efforts to enforce the McAuliffe ordinance, the circle became a campground. A carnival atmosphere prevailed on June and July nights when thirtysomething video artists Dustin Klein and Alex Criqui projected images of the Black Power clenched-fist icon, Floyd, Breonna Taylorthe 26-year-old Louisville ER technician killed in an early-morning police raidand distinguished African-American historical figures on the Lee Monument, along with quotations and slogans.

Within weeks of Floyds death, however, there were armed protesters, including white men in body armor, at the circle. Aside from hearing gunshots, the Times-Dispatch reported in August, people in the Lee Monuments vicinity had witnessed assaults, caught visitors defecating and urinating on their property, and struggled to sleep through the noise. The noise was mainly attributable to drum-beating and truck-born double-decker loudspeakers at the circle, firecrackers, and police planes circling overhead on an almost nightly basis.

The Lee monument is located a mere couple of miles from the Governors Mansion, and Northam is responsible for the states abject failure to protect it in accordance with the 1890 deed as well as the McAuliffe ordinance. The chain-link fence that went up in January was about eight months late. And it should have been reinforced, from the disturbances outset, by a detachment of state or city police charged with keeping order at the site.

Instead of restoring order, Northam and Stoney elected to placate the mob, with Stoney relying on his declaration of a state of emergency to carry out his statuary cleansing campaign. (Northams emergency order for Richmond included an 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew that protesters ignored, along with his Covid-19-motivated restrictions on public gatherings.) In June, a BLM member had his head cut open when protestors toppled a statue adorning an elaborate Confederate monument in Portsmouth, Virginia, as police looked on. Resorting to a pretext swiftly adopted by numerous public authorities throughout the South, Stoney cited failing to remove the [Confederate] statues now as a severe, immediate and growing threat to public safety when a construction crew removed Monument Avenues Stonewall Jackson equestrian from its pedestal on July 1. He called the statues removal a temporary emergency measure while making it clear he regarded their banishment as permanent, declaring I think the healing can now begin in the city of Richmond. By July 9, the crew had removed five other statues linked to the Confederacy.

The problemas the interim city attorney, Haskell Brown III, had warned Stoneywas that the state of emergency did not authorize the Confederate monuments removal. Stoneys action has been contested in circuit court and in the state Supreme Court; in no case has it been sanctioned. The Supreme Court hasruled that an anonymous plaintiffbrought suit too late. A Richmond circuit judge, on the other hand, called Stoneys action wrongful in a February hearing but ruled that putting the statues back up would be a futile act because the city would presumably just take them down again, this time in a legal manner.

Stoney also agreed, again on his own authority, to a $1.8 million contract with a Norfolk businessman and political donor who arranged for out-of-state crews to do the removal work. (Virginia contractors allegedly werent interested.) That contract, uncovered by veteran Virginia journalist James A. Bacon, is now under investigation by a state prosecutor.

The white-majority city council voted unanimously to approve a Confederate monument-removal ordinance on August 3, after publishing notice of the meeting early in July. But by the time the council voted, the statues had already been in storage at the citys wastewater treatment plant for weeks. The ordinance was drafted as if Stoney hadnt already presented the council with a fait accompli. This is banana republic stuff. And on this past April Fools Day, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in a Charlottesville case declaring that the amended monuments law applies only to works erected after 1997, meaning that the law doesnt mean what Northam, the legislature, and the general public thought it meant.

Those statues stood high for over 100 years and it was for a reason, Stoney declared on July 1, and it was to intimidate and to show black and brown people in this city who was in charge. Leaving aside the Orwellian switcheroo of making the statues the culprits instead of the vandals, Stoney was regurgitating a familiar leftist talking point, and it is false. Those statues represent tributes to valor as well as attempts to salvage redemption from the misery, privation, death, and defeat brought on by a four-year siege of the Confederate capital. Their creation was less a matter of Jim Crows advent than of the passing of the generation that fought bravely and suffered acutely. Two cannons on Monument Avenue that Stoney removed marked the inner and outer defensive perimeters, respectively, on the citys western flank.

The only Confederate monument still standing on the streets of Richmond is the dignified 1891 statue of A. P. Hill, an able Stonewall Jackson subordinate killed in the final days of the war, on a traffic circle on the citys north side. This monument has stronger legal protection because Hill and his wife are buried underneath. But it will not be there much longer. The city is only now getting around to studying its options for the disposition of Confederate statues that Stoney removed or the mob pulled down. The more than 20 would-be recipients range from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation to a pair of conceptualist artists who want to have the Stonewall equestrian cut into fragments in a New Jersey foundry for sale to help Richmond public schools close racial gaps.

Stoney went on to win re-election last November, but his demagogy certainly didnt win the agitators support. More than 300 of them were charged as a result of the chronic disorders that lasted for months. Though the raucous gatherings had recently ceased, there were still garden plots and basketball hoops on Lee Circle when I visited early last fall. The pavement around the monument featured Fuck Stoney and other graffiti crudely insulting Mayor Baloney. Fuck Ralph Northam was also inscribed in large letters, along with variations on the fuck the police theme. Even now the graffiti is visible despite being whitewashed, while boarded-up shopfronts repeatedly catch a drivers attention on the citys main commercial thoroughfare, Broad Street. Traffic was light when I made a late-March weekday visit and few people were on the streets, despite the pleasant weather. Aside from the Covid pandemics ongoing impact, a pervasive sense of insecurity, of public order all too susceptible to further disruption, appears to grip the River City.

And all the agitation has done absolutely nothing to improve life for Richmonds most vulnerable African-Americanswho, if anything, were adversely affected by the diversion of police to the BLM protests. Shootings surged over the summer in the citys black neighborhoods, and children as young as three figured among the victims. Yet this violence didnt provoke any demonstrations. Do black lives only matter when theyre cut short by cops?

Late in 2019, African-American artist Kehinde Wileys knock-off of the J. E. B. Stuart equestrian was installed at a prominent site on the grounds of Richmonds Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The pedestal is inscribed Rumors of War. Instead of the dashing cavalry commander, a young black man in contemporary attire, with a clutch of dreadlocks pointing picturesquely upward, is mounted. The pose of the man and his horse are identical to the Stuart, save that Wileys figure clasps the back of his saddle rather than a sword.

Rumors of War might be dismissed as grist for the postmodern mill, or even a publicity stunt. Yet its installation elicited a thoughtful comment from a Virginia Museum curatorwhen it looked like Richmonds Confederate statues might survive the clamor for their removal. It takes a different vision to say, Leave them up, the curator told the Washington Post. Lets see how we can appropriate, reverberate, echo. Its an eloquent call and response.

Thats the kind of nuanced, quintessentially liberal opinionwhether expressed by curators, historians, preservationists, or the prominent Richmonders who helped foot the $2 million bill for the Wiley sculptures acquisition and installationthat got canceled amid the chaos triggered by Floyds death. The monumental call to which Wiley responded, of course, got canceled, too.

Catesby Leigh writes about public art and architecture and lives in Washington, D.C.

Top Photo: The bronze equestrian statue (1890) of Robert E. Lee covered in graffiti, September 2020 (Detail;photo courtesy of author)

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Posted: March 21, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Warranty deed transfers in excess of $60,000 as recorded at the Marion County Clerk of the Circuit Courts office from Feb. 8-12:

Alderbrook. D R Horton Inc. to Kiritkumar Jani: $227,990.

Avalon Condos. Ashcroft Properties Inc. to Aaliyah Decoursey: $162,000.

Avalon Condos. Ashcroft Properties Inc. to Robert F. Welch III: $168,000.

Avondale. David Otzel to Mike Kakande: $349,500.

Avonlea. Avonlea LLC to Kenneth Padgett: $220,000.

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Belleview Heights Estates. Larry Allen Ducat to Michael Smithson: $145,900.

Belleview Manor. Rex Lanctot to Jennifer Garbutt: $100,000.

Belleview Ridge Estates. Charles Riley to Brianne Flory: $60,000.

Belmar Estates. John Hessey to Carl Edge: $154,000.

Belmont Oaks. Elizabeth Hoop to Sharon Lynn Sprenger Trust: $252,400.

Boulder Hill. Howell Bates to David Rosado Rodriguez: $188,000.

Brighton Condo. Ingrid Duarte to Iride Morales: $160,000.

Brookhaven. D R Horton Inc. to Felipe Albino: $268,920.

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Caldwells Addition to Ocala. James Michael & Rebecca A. Broadbent Revocable Trust to Mannie Massengale: $190,000.

Caldwells Addition to Ocala. Jonathan Walker to Nicholas Master: $232,500.

Candler Hills West, Newcastle. On Top of The World Communities LLC to Patricia Giacalone: $399,655.

Cherrywood Estates. Donna Cochrane to David Wilson: $172,500.

Citrus County. Craig Zacke to Monte Kewley: $175,000.

Cobblestone. Kevin Russell to Charissa Felgemacher: $375,000.

Cobblestone North. D R Horton Inc. to Steven Joseph Defilippo Sr.: $194,990.

Cobblestone North. D R Horton Inc. to Dorothy Catherine Richards: $214,990.

Cobblestone North. D R Horton Inc. to Sean Theodore Kaplan: $215,495.

Cobblestone North. Philip Lopiano to Brent Nichols: $262,500.

Confidential. PAP Holdings LLC to Terri Rosado: $113,500.

Confidential. John Chiguina to Richard Zimmerman: $245,000.

Country Hill Farms. Bruce Ettenger to Ralph Sutter: $650,000.

Crescent Ridge. Marilyn Blane to Bobby Ross: $221,000.

Crestwood. A Frame West Coast LLC to Joshua Brown: $295,000.

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Darby Downs of Ocala. David Whisanant to Betty Sasina: $125,000.

Derby Downs Condo. Davy Campbell to Christine Bass: $71,000.

Druid Hills. Thomas Morgan to Lucio Vasquez: $232,200.

Fairways at Silver Springs Shores Condo. Peggy Nelson to Marsha Vezina: $85,900.

Florida Highlands. Louis Rockwell to Toni Anne Angelo: $85,000.

Florida Tung Oil Groves Inc. Development. Keith Smith to Yahaira Waters: $135,000.

Galloway & Sands Subdivision. McBride Holdings LLC to Deb3 LLC: $432,990.

Golf View Villas Condo. Sharlene Pickard to Joseph Robinson: $144,000.

Greystone Hills. D R Horton Inc. to Andres Eduardo Mistage: $234,490.

Greystone Hills. D R Horton Inc. to Steven Elijah Cassell III: $260,420.

Greystone Hills. Rolling Hills Development Inc. to D R Horton Inc.: $494,494.

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Hendersons Yellow Bluff. Angelique Louise Ditman to Darcie Clifford: $137,542.

Hillsdale. Dh Homes LLC to Ken Geist: $80,000.

Hunterdon Hamlet. Omar Jawad to Diego Ormedilla: $477,500.

JB Ranch Subdivision. JB Ranch Partners LLC to D R Horton Inc.: $220,000.

JB Ranch Subdivision. D R Horton Inc. to James Frederick Bandoli Jr.: $232,325.

Kingsland Country Estates. Eileen Kastanas to Kathleen Kelso: $335,000.

Kingsland Country Estates, Forest Glenn. Clayton Properties Group Inc. to Andrea Ceceila Miller Smith: $264,505.

Kingsland Country Estates, Forest Glenn. Clayton Properties Group Inc. to Travis Joseph Watson: $286,359.

Kingsland Country Estates, Whispering Pines. Marco Polo Builders Inc. to Richard Waters: $322,000.

Lake Diamond North. D R Horton Inc. to Sasika Suchithra Mesthrige: $219,990.

Lake Diamond North. MR4 LLC to D R Horton Inc.: $342,000.

Lake Tropicana Ranchettes. Geri Roberts to Justin Matthew Jones: $95,000.

Lake View Village. Daniel Sharpe to Preston Boyd Kirkpatrick: $297,500.

Lake Weir Gardens. United Florida Investments LLC to Samuel Byron Green: $174,000.

Lake Weir Heights. Maryann Rose Mansur to Tony Haglund: $85,000.

Lake Weir Meadows. Fowler Bros. Holdings LLC to Sunset Harbor Acres LLC: $341,300.

Laurels at Bellechase. Sarojini Pericherla Living Trust to Rajasekhar Ventrapragada: $180,000.

Leeward Air Ranch. KAL Holdings 1 D LLC to Jeffrey Roberts: $65,000.

Longleaf Ridge. On Top of The World Communities LLC to Bruce Tighe: $223,681.

Longleaf Ridge. On Top of The World Communities LLC to Jane Hall: $336,030.

Lynnewoods. Majesta Morissette to Michael Turpak: $66,200.

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Marion County. Dawn Marie Bernir to Gioconda Lopez Mena Luwins Mena: $62,500.

Marion County. Runa Zurbel to Vernon Nevoraski: $68,000.

Marion County. Betty A. Roberson Revocable Trust to Jax Home Ventures Inc.: $71,500.

Marion County. Mg Land Development LLC to Jason Gould: $77,900.

Marion County. Jax Home Ventures Inc. to Mejia Investments LLC: $80,000.

Marion County. Barbara Maguire to Jerry Rodgers: $85,000.

Marion County. Steven Weitlauf Trust to Andrew Perico: $124,000.

Marion County. Frances D. Bliss Living Revocable Trust to 37 SE Chinica Drive LLC: $126,000.

Marion County. Iva Meadows to Kelly George: $130,000.

Marion County. Safe IRA Homes LLC Trust to Sarah Rupert: $168,000.

Marion County. Jen Homes LLC to Joanna Fernandez: $178,000.

Marion County. Timothy Logan Thompson to Wendy Dee Lambert: $228,000.

Marion County. Joseph Watkins to Lavon Tindell: $235,000.

Marion County. Maria Class to Nichole Montanez Class Montanez: $270,000.

Marion County. Angela Benejam to John Hoctel: $275,000.

Marion County. Susan Garrett to Debra Lynn Bailey: $285,000.

Marion County. Kharabsheh Suleiman to Domenick Galatolo: $295,000.

Marion County. Kyle Andrew Migetz to Kristen Clifford: $345,000.

Marion County. Travis Daniel Lang to Adam Dean: $399,764.

Marion County. Windemere Farm LLC to Kevin Lyons: $425,000.

Marion County. Mark Raney to 1500 SW 59th Street LLC: $850,000.

Marion County. HHS Property Investments LLC to Watermark Infrastructure LLC: $1,475,000.

Marion Landing. Pamela Lasell to Maureen Amengual: $90,000.

Marion Oaks. Charles Berk to Southern Impression Homes LLC: $72,000.

Marion Oaks. Unity Development Investments LLC to BBG Poinciana LLC: $74,900.

Marion Oaks. BIL Investment Properties LLC to A Plus Homes Inc.: $102,400.

Marion Oaks. Linda Bryan to Warshi Property Services LLC: $140,000.

Marion Oaks. Harold McNally to Ana Rosa Mulero Nieves: $146,000.

Marion Oaks. Red Brick Developments Inc. to Nelson Gonzalez Diaz: $147,999.

Marion Oaks. Worldwide Alliance LLC to Mirna Acevedo: $154,000.

Marion Oaks. Drc24 LLC to Carl Jeffrey Lacey: $156,900.

Marion Oaks. Worldwide Alliance LLC to Valerie Kim Bosler: $159,900.

Marion Oaks. Worldwide Alliance LLC to Valerie Kim Bosler: $159,900.

Marion Oaks. Group Capital 3 LLC to Odvin Duvert: $162,000.

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Posted: January 11, 2021 at 10:14 am

Noel Lyn Smith, Farmington Daily Times Published 2:06 p.m. MT Jan. 7, 2021

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UPPER FRUITLAND Lisa Marie Byrd stood in front of the large screen inside the Upper Fruitland Chapter house to take the oath of office for the chapter's vice presidency.

On the screen was Navajo Nation Supreme Court Associate Justice Eleanor Shirley, who read the oath from Window Rock, Arizona, during the virtual inauguration for chapter governments on Jan. 6.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Navajo Election Administration and the Navajo Board of Election Supervisors did not hold an in-person inauguration ceremony.

Rather, those elected on Nov. 3 for the offices of chapter president, vice president and secretary-treasurer and for alternative forms of government and memberships on grazing committees, farm boards, land boards, the election board and the Kayenta Township Commission were sworn in during ceremoniesat 10 a.m. and at noon on the videoconference platform Zoom.

Lynelle Lee takes the oath of office for the Upper Fruitland Chapter presidency during the virtual Navajo Nation chapter government inauguration on Jan. 6 at the chapter house in Upper Fruitland.(Photo: Noel Lyn Smith/The Daily Times)

At one point during the 10 a.m. eventthere were more than 300 participants on the dial-in number for Zoom, prompting the service to place some users in waiting rooms.

"We're probably the only ones ever that are going to be inaugurated during a pandemic," Byrd said.

Access to the chapter house was limited to the elected officials Byrd, along with incomingchapter President Lynelle Lee, Secretary-Treasurer Dora Smith, Grazing Official Roxanne R. Lee and Farm Board Member Albert Lee who wore face masks and sat at tables placed several feet apart.

The certificate for the Upper Fruitland Chapter presidency is seen on Jan. 6 during the virtual Navajo Nation chapter government inauguration.(Photo: Noel Lyn Smith/The Daily Times)

While the virtual swearing-in ceremony had some glitches, mostly reminders to participants to mute their phones, itproceeded without major disruption.

When Lee was sworn in as the chapter's secretary-treasurer in January 2017, the in-person ceremony was held at the Phil L. Thomas Performing Arts Center in Shiprock.

Lee, who ran unopposed for the chapter presidency, noted the stark contrast between 2017 and now.

"It's a lot more informal," she said about the event then added while the pomp and circumstance were missing, it was understandable given today's normalcy.

Throughout the inauguration, chapter officials from across the Navajo Nation listened to remarks from leaders in Window Rock.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez gives remarks during the virtual Navajo Nation chapter government inauguration on Jan. 6.(Photo: Noel Lyn Smith/The Daily Times)

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez talked about the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on chaptersand how community members look to local leaders for guidance.

He reminded officials that now is not the time for a political divide but a time to work together.

"You are here to comfort our Navajo people, to work very hard for our people so that we can persevere, and we can get through this pandemic in unity," Nez said.

Speaker Seth Damon commended the groupfor stepping up to serve their communities.

"I've always said that the Navajo Nation chapters are the frontlines, the most frontline of any organization on the Navajo Nation," Damon said before congratulating the new officials.

Lisa Marie Byrd takes the oath of office to serve as vice president for Upper Fruitland Chapter on Jan. 6 during the virtual Navajo Nation chapter government inauguration. In the background is Navajo Nation Supreme Court Associate Justice Eleanor Shirley who administered the oath from Window Rock, Arizona.(Photo: Noel Lyn Smith/The Daily Times)

Noel Lyn Smith covers the Navajo Nation for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4636 or by email at nsmith@daily-times.com.

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Land transactions for the week of Jan. 3, 2021 – Shelby County Reporter – Shelby County Reporter

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The following deeds were transferred in Shelby County from Dec. 18-23:

Dec. 18

-Scott Howard to Eleanor Jane Posey, for $141,717, for Lot 12 in Hillsboro Phase 1.

-D R Horton Inc. Birmingham to Yolanda G. Turner, for $269,270, for Lot 1608 in Chelsea Park 16th Sector.

-Celeste Nunnally to George S. Motes, for $507,500, for property in Section 7, Township 22 South, Range 2 West.

-Karische Inc. to Sarah A. Kinlow, for $216,200, for Lot 28 in Meadow Brook Townhomes Phase II 2nd Sector.

-Town Builders Inc. to Ronald Goertz, for $435,000, for Lot 18-05 in Mt Laurel Phase III.

-Albert L. Scott to Theirfour LLC, for $790,000, for property in Section 14, Township 22 South, Range 3 West.

-Charles Tommy Hendon to Charles Tommy Hendon, for $192,300, for Lot 7 in Nottingham Phase 2 Final Plat.

-Sylvia Weis to Roderick Scott Weis, for $113,000, for Lot 28 in Camden Cove Sector 1.

-Keystone Plaza LLC to BDPM Group LLC, for $3,500,000, for Lots 1 and 3 in State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio Resurvey of Lot 1.

-Mt Laurel Enterprises LLC to PAC Properties LLC, for $400,000, for Lot 3-06 in Mt Laurel Phase 1 C Final Plat.

-D R Horton Inc. to Leandrop Nunes Diniz, for $273,000, for Lot 1554 in Chelsea Park 15th Sector.

-Charmaine Q. Yates to BAF 3 LLC, for $195,000, for Lot 576 in Waterford Highlands Sector 4 Phase 1.

-Taylor Alexandra Kilgore to Gregory M. Barnhill, for $215,500, for Lot 11 in Chaparral Second Sector.

-Michael Gaskin to Ryan Dussett, for $331,000, for Lot 111 in Country View Estates Phase II.

-Helen M. Denney to Malcomb D. Graves, for $450,000, for property in Section 14, Township 22 South, Range 2 West.

-Jeffrey Brian Duncan to Michael W. Gyengo, for $405,000, for Lot 14 in Riverchase West Amended Map.

-Therese Catt to Jennifer Davis, for $266,000, for Lot 37 in Riverchase West Dividing Ridge.

-Gregory P. Crutcher to Jimmy W. Traylor, for $624,500, for Lot 628 in Greystone Legacy 6th Sector.

-Debra Joyce Webster to Alexis J. Lang, for $144,000, for Lot 284 in Waterford Village Sector 3 Phase 2.

-Carl A. Phillips to Arthur F. Ralston, for $273,000, for Lot 25 in Chinaberry Subdivision Phase I Final Plat.

-Phillip H. Olive to Latoya Raby, for $320,000, for Lot 362 in Hillsboro Phase III.

Dec. 21

-Brenda Bergren to Cerberus SFR Holdings V LP, for $180,000, for Lot 12 in Daventry Sector I Resurvey.

-Newcastle Construction Inc. to Carlos M. Gaines, for $418,271, for Lot A-104 in Griffin Park at Eagle Point Sector I Phase 2.

-Melissa D. Williams to Offerpad Spvdorrower1 LLC, for $253,700, for Lot 34 in Indian Valley Third Sector.

-James W. Crawford to James W. Crawford, for $10, for Lot 9 in Belvedere Cove Phase 1 Final Plat.

-Joseph Sky Hope to Joseph Szafranski, for $225,000, for Lot 49 in Marengo Sector Two.

-Lake Wilborn Partners LLC to Kangi Deon Drake, for $518,955, for Lot 602 in Lake Wilborn Phase 6A.

-Newcastle Construction Inc. to Mansoor Khan, for $400,794, for Lot A-70 in Griffin Park at Eagle Point Sector 1 Phase 2.

-Dustin L. Haynes to Anthony L. Ponder, for $330,000, for Lot 33 in Riverchase West Amended Map.

-Sherry F. Kitchens to Samuel Muchiri, for $295,000, for Lot 4 in Old Cahaba II B.

-Charles K. Johnson to Lyeshia S. Lee, for $175,000, for Lot 3 in Stonecreek Phase 2 Final Plat.

-Flemming Partners LLC to Brady D. Huf, for $389,068, for Lot 2018 in Flemming Farms Phase 1B.

-Melissa D. Thompson to Bobby Maxena, for $25,000, for Lot 1 in Thompson Subdivision.

-Jason Richard Duskin to Gloria Ann Connell, for $123,000, for Lot 113 in Saratoga Townhomes.

-Flemming Partners LLC to Kimberly Ada Delcoco, for $458,978, for Lot 4027 in Abingdon by the River Phase 1.

-Flemming Partners LLC to Ricky Ray, for $467,091, for Lot 2022 in Flemming Farms Phase 1B.

-SDH Birmingham LLC to Lisa J. Carden, for $210,955, for Lot 207 in Springs Crossings Sector 2.

-Lake Wilborn Partners LLC to Jennie Burton Duvall, for $559,404, for Lot 565 in Lake Wilborn Phase 5C.

$559,404.

-Renee Renew Byrd to Jamie Lee Rodgers, for $210,000, for Lot 27 in Spring Gate Sector One Phase Two.

-D R Horton Inc. Birmingham to Ramon J. Lozada, for $253,000, for Lot 1544 in Chelsea Park 15th Sector.

-Kim Thien Thi Nguyen to Jamey Henderson Holt, for $410,000, for Lot 301 in Brook Highland 7th Sector.

-Centennial Homes LLC to Travis A. Grappo, for $765,146.28, for Lot 9-04A in Mt Laurel Subdivision of Blocks 9 & 10.

-Ryan C. Williams to Dawn F. Yearwood, for $135,000, for Lot 71 in Cahaba Manor Townhomes Second Addition.

-Rausch Coleman Homes Birmingham LLC to Chelsea Lauren Allin, for $179,020, for Lot 49 in Stonebriar Phase 2.

-John E. Johnson to Brad Vail, for $325,000, for Lot 7 in Royal Forest.

-Rachel Davidson to William Arters, for $530,000, for Lot 17 in McMahon Highlands at Shelby Spring Farms.

-GSAA Home Equity Trust 2006 6 to D and J Company LLC, for $224,175, for Lot 25 in Forest Ridge Final Plat.

-Rebecca S. Miller to Jesse Slaton, for $275,000, for Lot 14 in Chesser Plantation Phase I Sector. 2.

-Flemming Partners LLC to Rebecca Holmes, for $421,697, for Lot 4009 in Abingdon by the River Phase 1.

-Helen S. Martin to Janice Kay Mayers, for $215,000, for Lot 304 in Weatherly Credenhill Sector 21.

-Katherine L. Ard to Robert Hoyt Yoe, for $875,000, for Lot 25 in Pumpkin Hollow Amended Map a Condominium.

-Barbara A. Shaw to Gerald Odolo, for $155,000, for Lot 24 in Wildewood Village Third Addition Amended Map.

-Fegan N. Tracey to Thomas Norden, for $145,200, for Lot 39 in Midridge Valley Phase 1 Final Plat.

Dec. 22

-Cynthia Kelley Towns to Candace Elizabeth Harrison, for $168,000, for Lot 3-47 in Chelsea Park 3rd Sector.

-Lindra Diane Pippin to James W. Wilkes, for $229,000, for Lot 1 in Southwind Third Sector.

-Jensen Burt to Burt Properties LLC, for $780,000, for property in Section 29, Township 29 South, Range 2 East.

-Cynthia V. Huesman to Laura Huesman, for $160,000, for Lot 1 in Audubon Forest.

-Harold D. Griffin to Affinity Management LLC, for $65,000, for Lot 1 in Foothills of Chelsea 2nd Sector.

-Joseph M. Stange to Joseph Lee Burnette, for $202,400, for property in Section 22, Township 18 South, Range 1 East.

-Harmon Accounting LLC to Nalthos Properties & Holding LLC, for $621,560, for property in Section 25, Township 20 South, Range 3 West.

-James H. Strickland to James Harmon, for $580,000, for property in Section 25, Township 21 South, Range 1 West.

-Brenda C. Dean to James H. Strickland, for $269,900, for Lot 725 in Waterford Cove Sector 3.

-Brenda S. Morgan to Harry J. Pommer, for $131,490, for property in Section 1, Township 1 South, Range 5 West.

-Zachary Hallford to Suzan Reitz, for $250,000, for property in Section 24, Township 20, Range 4 West.

-James H. Cook to James Heutis Cook, for $370,000, for Lot 142 in Caldwell Crossings 2nd Sector Phase Two.

-Tiffany Plunkett Hutto to Calvin Burrell, for $250,000, for Lot 36 in Ivy Brook Phase Two First Addition.

-Tonya Easter to Madison Barnett, for $195,000, for Lot 46 in Willow Creek Phase Two.

-Michael J. Kelley to Michael J. Kelley, for $127,650, for Lot 1436 in Chelsea Park 14th Sector Park Crossings.

-Mary Colon to Suldary Rojas Quebrada, for $340,000, for Lot 201 in Bent River Commons 2nd Sector.

-Gregory S. Mikos to John R. Gordy, for $479,000, for Lot 2025 in Lake Point Estates 1st Addition.

-Sonya B. Carre to Aleisha Alexander, for $151,000, for Lot 18 in Hidden Creek Townhomes Phase One.

-Everything is Awesome LLC to Daniel Rubio, for $8,000, for Lot 3 in Aldmont.

-Jennifer Robin Dichiara to Roy Michael Simon, for $372,500, for Lot 39 in Oaklyn Hills Phase 4 Final Plat.

-Clayton 47 Investments LLC to David Benjamin Wilson, for $140,000, for Lot 16 in White Oak Manor Final Plat.

-Red Zone Bar & Grill Inc. to Edwin B. Lumpkin, for $700,000, for property in Section 4, Township 22 South, Range 2 West.

-Mary Ellen Morgan to Scott Austin Thomasson, for $245,000, for Lot 28 in Dearing Downs Third Addition.

-Tom Porter to James E. Kelly, for $33,000, for Lot 29A in Country View Estates Phase I.

-Joyce Jamerson to Julianne Christine Sparkman, for $235,000, for Lot 42 in Bent River Estates Phase II.

-Erica Ryan to Jennifer Dunbar, for $425,000, for property in Section 17, Township 20 South, Range 1 East.

-Lake Wilborn Partners LLC to Jennifer Sullivan Whittemore, for $527,767, for Lot 625 in Lake Wilborn Phase 6A.

-Rory Wysong to Amanda B. Carr Dean, for $294,000, for Lot 27 in Heather Ridge.

-David W. Watson to John Edward Gardner, for $447,000, for Lot 234 in Grey Oaks Sector 2 Phase 2.

-SDH Birmingham LLC to Alfred T. White, for $223,385, for Lot 211 in Springs Crossing Sector 2.

-Carla M. Williams Trust to Terry Scott Brown, for $1,375,000, for Lot 177-B-1 in Monteagle Subdivision Resurvey of Lot 177B, 178B and 179B.

-Jamie Beagle to Emily B. Pevy, for $465,000, for Lot 811 in Riverwoods Eighth Sector Phase II Sector E.

-Emily Lauren White to Tanisha F. Simmons, for $196,000, for Lot 110 in Chesapeak.

-Juanita D. Watts to Laura A. Lowery, for $145,500, for Lot 28 in Willow Point Phase I.

-Edwin S. Argueta Pineda to Shelly Christmas Pace, for $215,000, for property in Section 28, Township 20 South, Range 3 West.

-SDH Birmingham LLC to Carla De Oliveira Santiago, for $198,825, for Lot 212 in Springs Crossings Sector 2.

-Kevin Williamson to Tracy M. Williamson, for $228,500, for Lot 127 in Wynlake Phase 4C.

-Mark Bice to Glenn S. Sawyer, for $99,000, for Lot 22-09 in Mt Laurel Phase IIIB Sector 2.

-Mark L. Bice to Glenn S. Sawyer, for $733,000, for Lot 22-08 in Mt Laurel Phase IIIB Sector 2.

-Laura Elizabeth Luker Doe to Carlton Scott Graves, for $395,000, for Lot 4 in Panthers Path.

-Stewart Ramsay to Jan Heredia, for $190,000, for Lot 209 in Cambrian Wood Condominium.

-Donovan Builders LLC to Kevin J. Gamble, for $391,000, for Lot 1 in Boozman Family Subdivision.

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Grammy Awards 2020: Beyonce Leads, BTS Bags First Ever Nom – Full List of Nominations This Year – India.com

Posted: November 29, 2020 at 5:33 am

Grammy Awards 2020: South Korean band BTS has finally received its first nomination at the Grammys. The Recording Academy nominated the popular band for their chartbuster track Dynamite while making the announcement for the 63rd Grammy Awards on Tuesday night. Also Read - Jennifer Lopez Rocks an Indredible Body in a Naked 'Art' Cover Ahead of New Single 'In The Morning'

Dynamite, which released on August 21, is the groups first full-fledged English language single and their careers first Billboard Hot 100 No 1 hit. BTS, whose full name is Bangtan Sonyeondan (Bulletproof Boy Scouts) or Beyond The Scene as they are known to global audiences, also became the first pop act from South Korea to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart with Dynamite. Also Read - Soaring Popularity: Twitter Records 6.1 Billion K-Pop Related Tweets in Last 12 Months

Thank you to everyone who listened to and sympathized with our music during the difficult times. Above all, it is ARMYs who made the miracle of being a Grammy candidate. We always appreciate and love you. Thank you @RecordingAcad for this great honor! a tweet on the groups official Twitter account read. Also Read - Beyonce Sharma Jayegi Row: Even Ishaan Khatter Feels It's 'Not Racist', Says Issue Blown Out of Proportion

Meanwhile, pop sensation Beyonce Knowles bagged the most number of noms followed by Taylor Swift, Roddy Ricch and Dua Lipa with six apiece. Heres the full list of Grammy Awards 2020 nominations:

1. Record Of The Year

BLACK PARADEBeyonceBeyonce & Derek Dixie, producers; Stuart White, engineer/mixer; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer

COLORSBlack PumasAdrian Quesada, producer; Adrian Quesada, engineer/mixer; JJ Golden, mastering engineer

ROCKSTARDaBaby Featuring Roddy RicchSethinTheKitchen, producer; Derek MixedByAli Ali, Chris Dennis & Liz Robson, engineers/mixers; Susan Tabor, mastering engineer

SAY SODoja CatTyson Trax, producer; Clint Gibbs, engineer/mixer; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

EVERYTHING I WANTEDBillie EilishFinneas OConnell, producer; Rob Kinelski & Finneas OConnell, engineers/mixers; John Greenham, mastering engineer

DONT START NOWDua LipaCaroline Ailin & Ian Kirkpatrick, producers; Josh Gudwin, Drew Jurecka & Ian Kirkpatrick, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer

CIRCLESPost MaloneLouis Bell, Frank Dukes & Post Malone, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

SAVAGEMegan Thee Stallion Featuring BeyonceBeyonce & J. White Did It, producers; Stuart White, engineer/mixer; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer

2. Album Of The Year

CHILOMBOJhene AikoFisticuffs & Julian-Quan Viet Le, producers; Fisticuffs, Julian-Quan Viet Le, Zeke Mishanec, Christian Plata & Gregg Rominiecki, engineers/mixers; Jhene Aiko Efuru Chilombo, Julian-Quan Viet Le, Maclean Robinson & Brian Keith Warfield, songwriters; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

BLACK PUMAS (DELUXE EDITION)Black PumasJon Kaplan & Adrian Quesada, producers; Adrian Quesada, Jacob Sciba, Stuart Sikes & Erik Wofford, engineers/mixers; Eric Burton & Adrian Quesada, songwriters; JJ Golden, mastering engineer

EVERYDAY LIFEColdplayDaniel Green, Bill Rahko & Rik Simpson, producers; Mark Spike Stent, engineer/mixer; Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer

DJESSE VOL.3Jacob CollierJacob Collier, producer; Ben Bloomberg & Jacob Collier, engineers/mixers; Jacob Collier, songwriter; Chris Allgood & Emily Lazar, mastering engineers

WOMEN IN MUSIC PT. IIIHAIMRostam Batmanglij, Danielle Haim & Ariel Rechtshaid, producers; Rostam Batmanglij, Jasmine Chen, John DeBold, Matt DiMona, Tom Elmhirst, Joey Messina-Doerning & Ariel Rechtshaid, engineers/mixers; Rostam Batmanglij, Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim & Ariel Rechtshaid, songwriters; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer

FUTURE NOSTALGIADua LipaKoz, producer; Josh Gudwin & Cameron Gower Poole, engineers/mixers; Clarence Coffee Jr. & Dua Lipa, songwriters; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer

HOLLYWOODS BLEEDINGPost MaloneLouis Bell & Frank Dukes, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer

FOLKLORETaylor SwiftJack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, producers; Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Jonathan Low & Laura Sisk, engineers/mixers; Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters; Randy Merrill, mastering engineer

3. Song Of The Year

BLACK PARADEDenisia Andrews, Beyonce, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim Kaydence Krysiuk & Rickie Caso Tice, songwriters (Beyonce)

THE BOXSamuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

CARDIGANAaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

CIRCLESLouis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)

DONT START NOWCaroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)

EVERYTHING I WANTEDBillie Eilish OConnell & Finneas OConnell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

I CANT BREATHEDernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

IF THE WORLD WAS ENDINGJulia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels)

4. Best New Artist

INGRID ANDRESS

PHOEBE BRIDGERS

CHIKA

NOAH CYRUS

D SMOKE

DOJA CAT

KAYTRANADA

MEGAN THEE STALLION

POP

5. Best Pop Solo Performance

YUMMYJustin Bieber

SAY SODoja Cat

EVERYTHING I WANTEDBillie Eilish

DONT START NOWDua Lipa

WATERMELON SUGARHarry Styles

CARDIGANTaylor Swift

6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

UN DIA (ONE DAY)J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy

INTENTIONSJustin Bieber Featuring Quavo

DYNAMITEBTS

RAIN ON MELady Gaga with Ariana Grande

EXILETaylor Swift Featuring Bon Iver

7. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

BLUE UMBRELLA(Burt Bacharach &) Daniel Tashian

TRUE LOVE: A CELEBRATION OF COLE PORTERHarry Connick, Jr.

AMERICAN STANDARDJames Taylor

UNFOLLOW THE RULESRufus Wainwright

JUDYRenee Zellweger

8. Best Pop Vocal Album

CHANGESJustin Bieber

CHROMATICALady Gaga

FUTURE NOSTALGIADua Lipa

FINE LINEHarry Styles

FOLKLORETaylor Swift

DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC

9. Best Dance Recording

ON MY MINDDiplo & SIDEPIECEDiplo & SIDEPIECE, producers; Luca Pretolesi, mixer

MY HIGHDisclosure Featuring Amine & SlowthaiGuy Lawrence & Howard Lawrence, producers; Guy Lawrence, mixer

THE DIFFERENCEFlume Featuring Toro y MoiFlume, producer; Eric J Dubowsky, mixer

BOTH OF USJayda GFred Again & Jayda G, producers; Fred Again & Jayda G, mixers

10%Kaytranada Featuring Kali UchisKaytranada, producer; Neal H. Pogue, mixer

10. Best Dance/Electronic Album

KICK IArca

PLANETS MADBaauer

ENERGYDisclosure

BUBBAKaytranada

GOOD FAITHMadeon

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

11. Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

AXIOMChristian Scott Atunde Adjuah

CHRONOLOGY OF A DREAM: LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARDJon Batiste

TAKE THE STAIRSBlack Violin

AMERICANAGregoire Maret, Romain Collin & Bill Frisell

LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALLSnarky Puppy

ROCK

12. Best Rock Performance

SHAMEIKAFiona Apple

NOTBig Thief

KYOTOPhoebe Bridgers

THE STEPSHAIM

STAY HIGHBrittany Howard

DAYLIGHTGrace Potter

13. Best Metal Performance

BUM-RUSHBody Count

UNDERNEATHCode Orange

THE IN-BETWEENIn This Moment

BLOODMONEYPoppy

EXECUTIONERS TAX (SWING OF THE AXE) LIVEPower Trip

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11 Actresses With The Most Emmy Awards, Ranked | ScreenRant – Screen Rant

Posted: August 26, 2020 at 3:47 pm

Getting an Emmy is a big deal for any actor, but which female actors have won the most through their careers for acting? The list might surprise you.

While it's "an honor just to be nominated," it's no secret that every actress who throws her name into the ring for Emmy contentionis hoping that she will take home the coveted statue. The Primetime Emmy Awards celebrate the best in television every year, highlighting the best series in every genre as well as acting. Over the years, there have been female actors who have been nominated more than a dozen times, but only a few who have more than five.

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Which female actresses have the most Emmys for acting? Here's a list, ranked secondarily by the number of times they were nominated. Worth mentioning is Angela Lansbury, who didn't make the list since she has never won but has been nominated an amazing 17 times!

Today, she impresses in a leading role in the Netflix drama Ozark,for which she has been nominated twice, in both 2019 and 2020. But her four wins come from previous projects, including Wild Iris (2002), Frasier (2004), and John Adams (2008).

While Linney hasn't won yet for portraying the increasingly ruthless Wendy Byrd on Ozark, she could very well turn that 7th nomination into her fifth win at this year's Emmy Awards event.

In addition to her 13 total nominations, this comedic icon also won the Governor's Award at the ceremonies in 1989. Her first win was in 1953 for a category called Best Comedienne, followed by a win in 1956 for I Love Lucy then twice in a row for The Lucy Show in 1967 and 1968.

She was nominated for Best Comedienne in 1952 and 1956 as well as for Most Outstanding Personality in 1953. I Love Lucy brought her four more nominations throughout the '50s and she was nominated twice for The Lucy Show when she did not win.

Falco won three of her four Emmys for her role as Tony Soprano's dedicated wife Carmelo on The Sopranos,in 1999, 2001, and 2003. Her fourth and final win thus far was in 2010 for her leading role as the title character in Nurse Jackie.

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Her other nominations were for both The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie in other years as well as once for her guest role on 30 Rock (2008) and for the limited series Law & Order True Crime in 2018.

Now starring in the Apple TV+ series See, Woodard is an accomplished stage, film, and television actor who won the first Emmy she was nominated for way back in 1984 for Hill Street Blues. She won again in 1987 for L.A. Law, then a decade later in 1997 for Miss Evers' Boys. Her fourth Emmy to date was in 2003 for The Practice.

Interestingly, Woodard is not only the only Black woman on the list, but her many Emmy nominations come from a wide variety of shows that also include Word by Heart (1985), St. Elsewhere (1986), Unnatural Causes (1987), A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1990), The Piano Lesson (1995), Gulliver's Travels (1996), Homicide: Life on the Street (1998), The Water Is Wide (2006), Desperate Housewives(2006), Pictures of Hollis Woods (2008), True Blood(2011), and Steel Magnolias (2013). This just goes to show that while Woodard might not have the most wins, she might just be the most versatile and respected actor on this list.

All five of Bergen's wins were for her best-known role as the title character on Murphy Brown; she won in 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, and 1995. She was also nominated for that show in 1991 and 1993.

Her two other nominations were for Boston Legal in 2006 and 2008. While she reprised her most popular rolefor a 2018 revival of Murphy Brown, the series was cancelled after the first season.

An icon in the industry, White won twice for Mary Tyler Moore in 1975 and 1976 once for Golden Girls(1986), once for The John Larroquette Show (1996), and for her guest hosting role on Saturday Night Live in 2010.

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Her other nominations range from Mary Tyler Moore to The Golden Girls, Suddenly Susan, Yes, Dear, The Practice, My Name is Earl, Hot in Cleveland, and Betty White's Off Their Rockers. At age 98, White is still busy with projects: her most recent nomination was in 2014 for Betty White's Off Their Rockers, when she was a young 92.

Taking home am Emmy three years in a row for The West Wing from 2000-2002, then again in 2004, she earned her next one a decade later in 2014 for both Masters of Sex and Mom. Her sixth award came in 2015 for Mom, though she was nominated again that year for Masters of Sex as well.

She has been nominated for Mom every year since 2014 and earned nominations for The West Wing in 2003 and 2006 as well. Also with an Academy Award to her name, she will appear in the upcoming eighth season of Mom.

While her name might not be instantly recognizable, her work certainly is. She won three years in a row for Cagney & Lacey in 1983, 1984, and 1985, then again in 1988. Her next awards were in 1995 and 1996 for Christy, followed by 2003 for Judging Amy.

Her first nomination, however, came way back in 1978 for Intimate Strangers. She was nominated two more times for Cagney & Lacey when she didn't win, five more times for Judging Amy, and once for Wings and Christy. Fans might recognize Daly as Marie Hoag in Spider-Man: Homecoming from 2017.

Another comedy icon, Moore took home her first two Emmys for The Dick Van Dyke Show in 1964 and 1966, followed by four more for Mary Tyler Moore, including two in 1974, one for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and the other as Actress of the Year Series. Her final one came in 1993 for Stolen Babies.

In addition to other nominations for both The Dick Van Dyke Show and Mary Tyler Moore, she was also nominated for First, You Cry in 1979, Heartsounds in 1985, and Lincoln in 1988. Moore passed away in 2017 at the age of 80.

Dreyfus is on track to snag the record for most acting wins, tying for the most Emmys of any female actor. Her first was in 1996 for Seinfeld, followed by The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006). But she really became a force to be reckoned with by winning six times in a row for Veep, from 2012 to 2017.

She was only nominated once for Veep when she did not win, which was in 2019. Her other nominations include six more for Seinfeld and four more for The New Adventures of Old Christine. With Veep having ended its run, if Dreyfus continues her streak, the 59-year-old could overtake the first spot sooner rather than later.

The long-time record holder, Leachman is now tied for the number-one spot in terms of wins but still leads in total nominations. Her wins are for A Brand New Life (1973), Mary Tyler Moore (1974, 1975), Cher (1975), Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration (1984), Promised Land (1998), and Malcolm in the Middle (2002, 2006).

Her first nomination came in 1972 for Mary Tyler Moore and she has been nominated consistently since then for Mary Tyler Moore and Malcolm in the Middle as well as The Migrants (1974), TellyWho Loves Ya, Baby? (1976), Phyllis (1976), It Happened One Christmas (1978), Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter (1984), Joan of Arcadia (2005), Mrs. Harris (2006), and Raising Hope(2011). Still acting steadily, this 94-year-old shows no signs of slowing down so she might just be able to hold on to her long-held record.

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102 American Towns Founded Before the American Revolution – 24/7 Wall St.

Posted: July 1, 2020 at 11:42 pm

The United States was founded 244 years ago, but some American towns have been around for more than three centuries, and some longer still.

24/7 Tempo selected 100 towns that were founded before the American Revolution. We chose the towns by reviewing town and state websites, reference sources such as britannica.com, and sources such as thecompletepilgrim.com that provided information about Americas best preserved colonial towns. To be considered, towns needed to have originated in settlements that were founded, chartered, established, or incorporated before 1776. Virtually all of these towns, or the areas where they were established, had been Native American lands before European settlers arrived.

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The vast majority of towns that were founded before 1776 are located in a handful of states in the Northeast. Massachusetts and Connecticut have by far the most towns incorporated prior to the Revolutionary War. On our list of 100 towns, 20 are in Massachusetts and 16 in Connecticut. Fewer than 10 towns on our list are in states west of Louisiana. Here is how each state got its name.

Thirty of the 50 states are home to towns that were founded before the Revolutionary War. Some of the oldest towns on the list, such as Kingston, New York, are also among the most common city names in the United States.

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Court hearing Thursday on Confederate statue removal – Richmond Free Press

Posted: June 24, 2020 at 5:47 am

Can Gov. Ralph S. Northam use his authority to remove the huge, state-owned statue of traitorous and slavery-defending Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Monument Avenue?

All eyes will be on a Richmond courtroom Thursday where Circuit Court Judge Bradley B. Cavedo could clear the governors way or continue to halt the removal.

Judge Cavedo, who 10 days ago issued a temporary injunction blocking the statues removal, is to consider whether to continue his injunction or lift it in one of three lawsuits challenging Gov. Ralph S. Northams right to take down the Lee statue that he has labeled an icon of racism.

In this case, William Gregory, a descendant of a couple who in 1890 deeded to the state the land on which the statue sits, claims the state promised to preserve and protect the statue forever. Mr. Gregory also asserts his right to enforce the alleged deed restriction as an heir of the couple.

In response, state Solicitor General Toby J. Heytens, who is urging Judge Cavedo to lift the injunction and dismiss the Gregory lawsuit, cited three reasons for throwing out the case.

First, Mr. Heytens wrote in court documents, Mr. Gregory has no ownership interest in the land and, thus, no legal right to challenge the governor. Second, he cited a state law that at best allows such restrictions on property use to extend 90 years, a time limit that has long expired on the 130-year-old statue.

But more importantly, the state is immune from suits to restrain governmental action or compel such action, Mr. Heytens wrote in court filings, and the suit must be dismissed for that reason alone. The doctrine of sovereign immunity also is likely to impact the other lawsuit if it proceeds in federal court.

On Wednesday, a third suit, also filed in federal court, was withdrawn and will not pro- ceed, according to state Attorney General Mark Herrings office. That suit was filed Monday by six Monument Avenue property owners led by Helen Marie Taylor, a longtime Monument Avenue activist who decades ago blocked the city from paving the streets cobblestones.

The second suit, filed June 9 by William Davis of Henrico County, also is on hold. That suit claims the governors authority is subordinate to the federal law governing historic landmarks. The Lee statue is on the federal and state historic registers.

Whichever way Judge Cavedo rules in the Gregory case, experts expect one side or the other to appeal the final order to the state Supreme Court, extending the time before any removal could take place.

Even so, the state Department of General Services on Wednesday installed concrete barriers around the Lee statue as a first step toward taking it down.

Whether the statue will last until DGS can plot a careful, engineered way to pluck it from its pedestal remains a question.

During Tuesday nights soaking rain, protesters for racial equity, who have been out nightly for 19 straight days, toppled a third Confederate statue a small statue on Park Avenue on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus that honored the Richmond Howitzer unit from the Civil War.

Previously, protesters pulled down a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis on Monument Avenue and Confederate Gen. Williams Carter Wickham in Monroe Park.

A statue of Christopher Columbus, who is viewed as an oppressor to indigenous communities, also was toppled in Byrd Park and dragged into Fountain Lake.

On Wednesday, the message White lives matter, painted in white, was discovered on the base of the statue of tennis great and humanitarian Arthur Ashe Jr. on Monument Avenue.

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