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In this Sunday, July 15, 2012 photo, a person is seen in a goat suit in the Wasatch Mountains on Ben Lomond peak outside of Ogden, Utah. Wildlife officials are worried he could be in danger as goat hunting season approaches. Phil Douglass of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said Friday the person is doing nothing illegal, but he worries the so-called "goat man" is unaware of the dangers. "My very first concern is the person doesn't understand the risks," Douglass said. "Who's to say what could happen." (AP Photo/Cody Creighton)
Several of Wisconsin’s most-talented photographers’ in-concert images will be featured in a new exhibit opening Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at the Open MiKE space in Milwaukee’s Plankinton Arcade, 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, from 5PM to 9PM. The show will also be open on Gallery Night, Friday, July 27, from 5PM to 10PM.Photographers CJ Foelkler, Marianne Spellman, Erik Ljung, Joe Kirschling, Dale Reince, David Bernacci, Bob Cavallo, and Troy Freund will be presenting the best of their collected works, spanning live music images taken from the mid-1970s to the present, featuring artists as diverse as The Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson, The Kinks, Rufus Wainwright, BB King, Girl Talk, Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Tony Bennett and others, taken locally and in venues around the country. Many of the images have been showcased in publications such as Rolling Stone, People, Spin, and the musical artists’ own recordings and biographies.
I'm excited to be included in such a multi-talented group of photographers, and I cannot wait to see their photos on display at Open MiKE (you can read more about the event and photog bios here.) It is particularly meaningful for me to be able to attend this event and share some of my photos in the town where I was born, and where I shot my first concert (the Kinks, of course!) in 1978. My thanks to photographer Troy Freund for going to super-human efforts to get this show arranged to coincide with our annual family trip back to Wisconsin. What a gift!“The First Three Songs” offers attendees the rare opportunity to see stunning images of live musical history close-up, and is not to be missed. The photographers will also be in attendance to greet guests and speak about their work.
This is the news they've made a couple days ago, legally supported by a 2000 Supreme Court ruling (via Huffington Post/David Crary):
After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, angering critics who hoped that relentless protest campaigns might lead to change.And this is a response I came across today from writer/author Martin Cizmar, a 1998 Eagle Scout:
The intoxicating scent of freedom mingles with much less intoxicating scents as I board the crowded bus on 87th Street and squeeze my non-priority butt into a side-facing seat in the front. I would like to use my phone or write, but the bus is heading East through some slightly dodgy neighborhoods and I opt to remain at attention and observe my surroundings. We are all together in this enterprise, just trying to get where we are going, but you never know who might be boarding or when squabbles might erupt. When I see grey heads and hear screaming babes waiting to board at one stop I hastily move towards the rear and wedge my non-priority butt into another side-facing seat near the back door, between two much larger women. Looking up, I observe the three younger and more able-bodied people who were sitting across from me have not budged from their privileged perches, for which I silently judge them.