forecastle calling

jeff parker, john herndon, john mcentire, doug mccombs and dan bitney. photo by saverio truglia.

tortoise: jeff parker, john herndon, john mcentire, doug mccombs and dan bitney. photo by saverio truglia.

Time to hoist sail and head to Louisville. It’s Forecastle time again.

The three-day outdoor festival, which prides itself in blending music, arts and activism, is staying put – at least, for now. After numerous home bases in parks around Louisville, Forecastle is spending its second year at the downtown Belvedere.

There will be film screenings, symposiums, a keynote speech from environmental lawyer and activist Robert Kennedy, Jr. on Sunday and three days of deliriously diverse music.

Tonight’s headliner is GZA. The set by the Brooklyn-born hip-hop stylist, solo artist and founding member of Wu-Tang Clan replaces the initially announced Friday show by Method Man.

The all-instrumental Tortoise, a cornerstone of Chicago’s long-vital indie pop scene gets Saturday rolling with music that mixes punkish inspiration with ambient touches of electronica. Phoenix’s DJ Z-Trip and Philadelphia jam band Disco Biscuits will conclude the evening.

Then on Sunday, things really open up. Following Kennedy’s afternoon speech will be sets featuring the newly topical but very traditionally rooted bluegrass of The Del McCoury Band (check out its new Moneyland album for proof), indie pop fave Dr. Dog (which has become a Louisville regular after opening for Wilco last fall at Slugger Field), the contemporary British funk of The New Mastersounds and jam band mainstay Ekoostik Hookah.

For a complete run down of all performances, talks, screenings and exhibits at Forecastle, go to www.forecastlefest.com.

The Forecastle Festival will be held  July 25, 26 and 27 at the Riverfront Belvedere, 5th and Main in Louisville. Tickets are $18 (today), $21 (Sunday), $23 (Saturday). Call (502) 574-3768.

Sterling, Virginia Becomes Home to New Location of the Art Institutes.

Marketing Weekly News June 27, 2009 The Art Institutes system of schools announced the opening of a new school: The Art Institute of Washington – Northern Virginia, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, will hold its first day of classes on October 5, 2009. see here art institute of atlanta

The new school will occupy approximately 19,000 square feet at 21000 Atlantic Boulevard in the Washington, DC suburb of Sterling, Va. The school will begin enrolling students immediately.

“Our expansion in northern Virginia enables us to offer quality creative arts programs to even more students in the area, preparing them to pursue their chosen careers and to make a meaningful impact in the community,” says John Mazzoni, president of The Art Institutes.

Initially, The Art Institute of Washington – Northern Virginia will offer bachelor’s degree programs in Advertising, Fashion & Retail Management, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, Photographic Imaging, and Web Design & Interactive Media; and associate’s degree programs in Graphic Design, and Web Design & Interactive Media.

“We’re excited to open our doors in Sterling this fall, and to provide residents with the media arts, design and fashion programs they’ve come to expect from The Art Institutes schools,” says Sam Ortiz, campus director of The Art Institute of Washington – Northern Virginia. “I look forward to leading the school’s team and seeing The Art Institute of Washington – Northern Virginia become a supportive educational partner in northern Virginia.” The Art Institute of Washington – Northern Virginia will join The Art Institute of Washington, located in Arlington, Va., as the second Art Institutes school in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Art Institute of Washington is also a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta. in our site art institute of atlanta

For more information about The Art Institute of Washington – Northern Virginia, call (888) 627-5008 or visit the school’s website at www.artinstitutes.edu/pr.aspx?ID=nsl091.

The Art Institute of Washington-Northern Virginia is a branch campus of The Art Institute of Atlanta. The Art Institute of Atlanta is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of The Art Institute of Atlanta.

The Art Institute of Washington – Northern Virginia is certified by The State Council of Higher Education to operate in Virginia.

The Art Institute of Washington – Northern Virginia is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of over 40 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.



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