US musician Bruce Springsteen will set up at Monmouth University in New Jersey. — AFP/VNA Photo Viet Nam News NEW YORK — A Bruce Springsteen archive will open at Monmouth University in New Jersey, a short distance from the working-class town where the rock legend grew up. The university near the Jersey Shore announced the creation of the archive, which will store written works, photographs and other artifacts for future research. Called the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music, the institute will preserve the legacy of the Born in the USA star and also advance study on earlier US music icons such as Frank Sinatra and Woody Guthrie, the university said. The university is some 25 kilometres from Springsteen’s hometown of Freehold, which inspired his classic song Born to Run, and even closer to Asbury Park, the oceanfront city where he launched his music career. Monmouth University’s president Paul Brown said in a statement that the … [Read more...] about Springsteen archive to open near his New Jersey hometown
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Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, battered the nation's eastern seaboard on Tuesday, swamping New York City streets with record levels of floodwater, blacking out power to millions of people and bringing transportation to a halt through much of the region. Photo: Reuters >> Massive storm Sandy in pictures >> At least 7 dead, 6 missing in Son Tinh powerful storm At least 13 people were reported killed in the United States by Sandy, which dropped just below hurricane status before going ashore in New Jersey on Monday, according to officials and media reports. More than 1 million people across a dozen states were under orders to evacuate as the massive system continued to plow westward. One disaster forecasting company predicted economic losses could ultimately reach $20 billion, only half insured. The storm also slowed the presidential campaign at a key time ahead of next week's vote and closed U.S. markets for two days. Sandy, … [Read more...] about New York paralyzed as Sandy slams into eastern U.S.
Sandy, one of the biggest storms to hit the United States, pounded the east coast on Tuesday, flooding large parts of New York City, bringing transport to a halt and interrupting the presidential campaign. Photo: Reuters >> Massive storm Sandy in pictures More than 5.5 million people were left without electrical power by the storm, which crashed ashore late on Monday near the gambling resort of Atlantic City, New Jersey. More than one million people across a dozen states were ordered to evacuate. Heavy snows threatened mountainous regions inland, and huge population centers of Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. lay in the storm's path. "We have not seen the kind of flooding problems that certainly could have happened thus far, but we've still got a long ways to go to get through this storm," Washington Mayor Vincent Gray said on local television. Streets of New York City filled with floodwater, raising fears that the city's subway tunnels could be … [Read more...] about Floods across New York as Sandy slams into eastern U.S.
Cine Sessions at Cinematheque Thu 01 Mar 2012, 8.30 - 10.30 pm Cinematheque 22A Hai Ba Trung Str, Hanoi CINE SESSIONS is back with its eclectic mix of homegrown and traveling musicians. ALWAYS, known for their Hanoi infused Electro-Acoustic sets, will be performing together with XUEER, a Singer- Pianist backpacking through Asia. Entrance: 50 000 VND. Screening of "Rapt" Fri 02 Mar 2012, 8 pm L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien, Hanoi You are invited to the film screening titled "The Kidnap" of director Lucas Belvaux at L'Espace. The film received the César Award in 2010 for the best French film and many César Awards in 2010 for best actors and actresses. Télé Ciné Obs rated this film "one of the best films of Yvan Attal". Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles Ticket price: 20 000 VND Special price for members of L'Espace and students: 10 000 VND Tickets are available at L'Espace. Exhibition "Landscapes of Vietnam" COpening: Tue 06 Mar, 2 pm Exhibition: 05-10 Mar 2012, 8 am - … [Read more...] about EVENTS IN HANOI, HCM CITY ON MARCH 1-15
More than 17,000 mostly beer-fueled spectators packed a Philadelphia indoor arena on Friday for the city's annual early morning eating extravaganza in which competitors vie to eat the most chicken wings. Japanese champion Takeru Kobayashi, weighing just 127 pound (xx kilos) defeated his much larger opponents in the 20th annual Wing Bowl and walked away with a $20,000 prize after devouring a record-breaking 337 chicken wings during the 30-minute contest. He easily smashed the previous record of 255 wings set by Jonathan "Super Squibb" Squibb, who had won the celebration of gluttony the previous three years, and defeated local favorite Bill "El Wingador" Simmons, a five-times champion who weighs 330 pounds. For Gary Gladwell, 53, of Bucks County in Pennsylvania, the important event for competitive eaters was part of his birthday celebration. "This is my first time here. I can take it off my bucket list now," he said, adding "It's definitely an experience." The Wing Bowl is … [Read more...] about New record set at Wing Bowl eating extravaganza