Some safety advocates have called those bright, changing digital billboards on the freeway “television on a stick," which -- in addition to texting -- give drivers one more reason to take their eyes off the road.
A conversation with Berigan Taylor, record collector extraordinaire; Jazz Perspective: Gregory Porter, cool and collected vocalist; Bay Area Beats: Kelly McFarling finds her musical home in San Francisco; Aquarius keeps the light shining on underground music; and Inside Druid Heights, a Marin County counter-culture landmark.
The upstairs room at an old plantation house on the Caribbean island of Curacao was insufferably hot. But jazz vocalist Gregory Porter was cool and collected, even while wearing his trademark winter cap. Known for his silky smooth voice and socially conscious lyrics, Porter has reason to be confident. His first album, “Water,” garnered critical acclaim and a Grammy nomination for the 2010 Best Vocal Jazz album. This February, he released his second album, “Be Good.” And now, he’s in the Caribbean to perform at the annual Curacao Jazz Festival.
Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 3:49 pm
By Carrie Johnson
Plans that would allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and go live with his mother are on hold. His doctors say the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan is well enough to deserve more freedom.
But a key part of the treatment plan is now up in the air.
Therapists in Virginia, near the home of John Hinckley's elderly mother, say they want to withdraw from a plan to treat him several days a week.
Hinckley's longtime defense lawyers say they want to quit too, because they're not getting paid any more.