Sports paintings allow fans and athletes to save a moment in time and remember it forever. Sports art collectors, myself included, usually immediately think of a framed photograph to hang on our wall, which usually include an autograph by the player as well. As a matter of fact, a picture was the only kind of sports artwork that Id even known about, aside from memorabilia such as a bat, baseball, hockey stick or jersey. This was before I saw the sports paintings by sports artist Adam Port.

In 2006, Port was featured on The Best Damn Sports Show Period on Fox Sports. He presented former Detroit Piston basketball player, and then co-host of the show, John Salley, with one of his famous basketball paintings. The artwork spoke for itself, as did Salleys reaction, which is typically the same for everyone – staring in amazement as they realize that its a painting, not a picture.

Salley isnt the only athlete to have this reaction. Port has created football paintings for Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens, Justin Tuck of the New York Giants, Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks (although he was on the Denver Nuggets at the time of the painting), Rod Gilbert of the New York Rangers, Michael Jordan and John Stocktons Basketball Hall of Fame induction class, and most recently, a recreation of the Charles M. Conlon pictures, which were turned into baseball paintings. The Conlon paintings once again had Port featured on Fox Sports, This Week in Baseball.

After seeing Ports sports art, I now consider paintings of sports just as much as an option as a picture, stick, puck, bat, ball or jersey. As a matter of fact, Ports sports paintings are like nothing Ive ever seen before. They are so realistic that you might never be able to tell that its a painting until youre told, or youre standing face to face with it.

If youre a sports fan, sports art collector or an athlete you must see Adams artwork. Maybe you have no interest in sports at all, but youre an artist, or maybe youre not even an artist, you still should take a look at his sports paintings.

Country/R&B singer Mary McBride might be best described with a simple equation. Take a soulful voice finely suited to sing every patron of a New York dive bar into a musical coma. Add in the legacy of Merle Haggard and Janis Joplin. Factor in a taste for musical theater. Subtract the striving for corporate success tracksand youll get Mary McBride.

A leading voice in the recent resurgence of Americana-styled country and blues, McBride has an extended family of forefathers, fans and soon-to-be-fans ready to welcome her on to the national media stage. Originally from Louisiana, McBride moved herself and an ingrained love of traditional Southern sounds to New York City to pursue a musical career that began with short sets in an Irish Pub on Sunday afternoons.

Finding her home in country roots helped lead McBride to the theme behind her new album The Way Home. The tracks are embroidered with country, R&B, soul and rock influences, making McBride a living testament to the melting pot of musical culture in New York City, and the whole country. R&B is closely aligned with a country sound, she asserts. But I really wanted the record to be a mix and not a straight country or a straight soul record. Departing from earlier writing patterns where entire albums were laid out in two-week frenzies, McBride says The Way Home is a more thoughtful record with a range of sounds and a specific theme of wanting to feel included and wanting to feel at home.

It is this theme that McBrides current tour, The Home Tour, is built on. We are playing in rural communities, places that support affordable housing. We have a stop at a housing complex called the Chesca Apartments on the edge of Navajo nation. Later, we are playing in a farm workers community, and in Detroit, we are playing for Freedom Housea place for immigrants who seek asylum, she explains. And thats whats so exciting about this tour: every date will be completely different.

ARE YOU A COUNTRY FAN? Did you watch the CMT Awards last night? Who deserved the wins and who got robbed? Some of our faves: Carrie Underwood’s two awards (you go, girl!) and Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” steal for Group Video of the Year. And shockerTaylor went home empty-handed. Let us know who YOU would’ve picked!

The American music artist Jamey Johnson country singer was born in Montgomery, Alabama on July 14th 1975. In 2005 when he was working for BNA Records his single under the name The Dollar was grandly released. In 2008 he signed to Mercury, dropping BNA in the year of 2006 and his second album That Lonesome Song was released. Two more singles In Color and High Cost of Living were produced. Jamey Johnson country singer worked with the legends like GeorgeStrait, Trace Adkins, Joe Nicholas and James Otto.

In 2006 Give It Away which he wrote with Cannon and Bill Anderson became famous. The song became the 41st number on Billboard country charts. In 2007 with Trace Adkins Jamey Johnson co wrote Ladies Love Country Boys and I Got My Game On of which the first one became Adkins number one. The Nicholas album Real Things contained this song and Shes All Lady recorded by Jamey Johnson on The Dollar.

Further, Johnson was involved in the Fox Television series, Nashville. His album That Lonesome Song was available only online. He signed Mercury Nashville Records in 2008 and in March 2008 In Color was emancipated. In Color written with James Otto and Lee Thomas Miller entered in Top 40 during June 2008 and reached 9th position on the country charts during January 2009 and then later on High Cost Of Living entered top 40 reaching 34. Lonesome song released in August 2008 and was certified gold by RIAA in April 2009. My Way To You came out in July 2009 which was a lead to his third album and emancipated to radio on July 13 2009.

In 51st Grammy Awards, Jamey Johnson country singer won Best County Album, Best County Song, Best Male County Vocal Performance and Academy of country Musics 2009 award as the hit song for that year.

Singer Featherweight is probably is the best known sewing machine in the entire industry. This tiny machine was created by the Singer Company between 1933 and 1964. Due to its small size, it has quickly become one of the world’s most famous sewing machines. Also called “The Perfect Portable”, Singer Featherweight enjoys tremendous popularity among quilters and sewers from all over the world. Here are top five reasons to use a Singer Featherweight sewing machine:

Reduced Size

If you will be setting your machine in a multi-function area, then you will appreciate the reduced size of the Featherweight. This machine weights about 11 pounds, which makes it ideal for sewers and quilters who need a machine to take to classes or “on location.” Its small size enhanced its versatility and made it more popular.

Increased Portability

Singer Featherweight is not only small and lightweight, but highly portable. Many sewing machines of the era weighted over 30 pounds. The Featherweight changed all that with its fitted carrying case, tip up bed extension, and lightweight aluminum housing. This model was less heavy than its predecessors and suitable for home use. The fold-up aspect allows it to be tucked into a cubical wooden case.

Sewing Ability

This sewing machine allows you to quickly and easily create pearl edge finishes, lettuce edges, ruffles and other decorative details. Whether it’s a simple blouse, a backpack, or a complicated quilt, the Singer Featherweight can do the job. You won’t find a more durable workhorse, even in a new sewing machine. Creative elements such as programmable needle up/down and drop feed and twin needle capabilities will enhance your ability to create decorative quilting and stitching.

Ease of Use

If you are new to sewing, the electronic speed control feature will make you feel at ease. Despite its small size, the Singer Featherweight is regarded as a fine usable sewing machine. You can easily wind the bobbin, make buttonholes, and change the presser foot. Featherweights are an ideal starting point to get beginners comfortable until they are able to use more sophisticated machines.

An Established Brand

Singer machines were first manufactured in 1851. This industry leading brand is famous worldwide for its revolutionary products. The spirit of practical design and creative innovation characterized the Singer Company from the beginning. Some of the best selling sewing machines created by the skilled inventors behind this brand include the Singer Featherweight, Singer model 66, Singer model 99, and Singer model 12K fiddle-bed. The brand alone is a guarantee of superb quality.

At the University of Southampton our MSc Instrumental Analytical Chemistry masters degree is structured around a solid core comprised of the three main analytical techniques. These comprise: mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction.

Modules within this chemistry masters programme make use of a range of learning, teaching and assessment methods based around a core of lectures, practical experimentation, and private research and study.

As well as summative coursework assignments, many modules on this chemistry masters degree will also make use of formative coursework in the form of short reports and presentations. Formative development will be in the form of reflective, peer group and tutor-led exercises – both theoretical and practical.

Group and team working are also a key component of this chemistry masters programme, with some coursework being carried out in groups and the learning results presented to the class. A key theme throughout the programme is that of management of facilities, projects and people, which provides an alternative dimension to learning.

Taught modules on this chemistry masters programme primarily consist of core material and are delivered in the form of lectures, partly with integral small group exercises and practical experimentation, which has a strong individual and hands-on ethic. As a student you will benefit from unhindered access to a dedicated educational instrument-based laboratory.

Senior Lecturer Dr Simon Coles, said of this chemistry masters programme: -This qualification will enable graduates to embark on rewarding managerial and scientific careers both in industry and academia. Around the world, new universities are being established and innovative companies are being launched. They are investing in the latest analytical equipment and will want to recruit people who know how to get the most out of it.-

Find out more about this chemistry masters programme by visiting the University of Southampton’s Chemistry website. The address is www.southampton.ac.uk/chemistry

Find out more about this chemistry masters programme by visiting the University of Southampton’s Chemistry website. The address is www.southampton.ac.uk/chemistry

Akai MPC sounds are gaining a lot of popularity nowadays. These are the very popular and well respected series of electronic musical instruments. Akai MPC sounds was produced by a company of Japan called Akai since 1988. Akai MPC sounds are basically intended for the functioning as drum machine, which is very powerful. Akai MPC sounds are made from the design ideas from the machines like the sequential circuits inc. Linn’s own Linn 9000 and studio 440. It combines a very powerful MIDI sequencer having the ability to sample the sounds of one’s own.

The samples that are latest in the Akai MPC sounds are having powerful features like sampling, interfacing, storage, and the facilities of sound manipulation. These features are helpful in broadening the use of instrument that are beyond just rhythm tracks and drum. There are different models of Akai MPC sounds, which are MPC 60, MPC 3000, MPC 2000, MPC 2000XL, MPC 4000, MPC 2500, MPC 1000 samples, and many more.

The above mentioned models are arranged as per their release dates. MPC 60 is actually a 16 voice polyphonic. This model is very much similar to Linn 9000. MPC 60 was released in 1988. With a 750 KB memory standard, which is expandable to 1.5 MB, this model was the first one of Akai Company. This model is popular for its swing setting and the sequencer is very much powerful as well as flexible. MPC 3000 was the improved version of MPC 60 with the addition of stereo sampling of 16-bit 44.1 kHz. It also had increased memory with 32 voice polyphony and other effects and filters. It was released in 1994.

Then, MPC 2000 was introduced in 1997. It is a 64-track sampler/sequencer. But, this model was discontinued in 2000. This model had a memory of 2 MB and expandable to 32 MB with a sampling of 44.1 kHz. MPC 2000XL was similar to the MPC 2000. It has many new features that include 4 pad bank keys. MPC 4000 was released in 2002. This model was the top of the range flagship product of Akai. It has 16 velocity and pads that are pressure sensitive. Then MPC 2500 was introduced, which is the mid range of Akai MPC sounds with a USB port.

MPC 1000 samples have special features 32 voice stereo sampling with 64-track sequencing. MPC 1000 samples also have pressure sensitive MPC pads.

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This editorial is about the Twenty-One different types of medical instruments. HNM Medical publishes editorial describing in detail about surgical procedures and medical instruments such as dilator, pessary, forceps and other medical tools.

Medical Instrument: #3 Knife Handle Alias: Scalpel Used for: This handle will hold the blade in position. Detail Info: Mainly for the 15, 11, 10 knife blades.

Medical Instrument: #7 Knife Handle Used for: For attaching knife blade. Detail Info: Can be used with a blade 15.

Medical Instrument: 10 Blade Alias: Skin Blade Used for: For making skin cuts. Detail Info: Attaches to a #3 Handle.

Medical Instrument: 15 Blade Used for: A blade that has various functions Detail Info: Mainly for #7 or #3.

Medical Instrument: 11 Blade Used for: To cut Detail Info: Is mainly used to cut laparoscopic trocars with surgical instrument sets.

Medical Instrument: Neuro-Spine Surgery Alias: The hockey stick Used for: Dissection

Medical Instrument: Adenoid Curette Used for: Curetting Detail Info: Used during the process of andenoid-ectomies.

Medical Instrument: Alexander Periosteotome Used for: Dissection Detail Info: Mainly found during the chest vascular sets

Medical Instrument: Angled Debakey Used for: To grab Detail Info: Used for a tonsillectomy.

Medical Instrument: AP Suction Alias: Used for suction of the tonsils Used for: Suction

Medical Instrument: Babcock Used for: Grasping Detail Info: For Grasping soft tissue, lymph nodes and bowel tissue.

Medical Instrument: Beaver Blade Handle Used for: Cutting Detail Info: Typically for small orthopedic surgeries such as hand & foot surgery.

Medical Instrument: Rib Shear Used for: Cutting Detail Info: Large bone cutting shear

Medical Instrument: Electrocautery Pencil Alias: Bovie Used for: coagulation Detail Info: In order for it to do its job which is cutting and coagulation of the tissue. It needs to plug into and (ESU) electro surgical unit. The patient will have to have a grounding pad in order for it to work.

Medical Instrument: Breast Template Alias: Cookie Cutter Used for: A template Detail Info: Used for the restoration of nipples during breast procedure.

Medical Instrument: Brun Currette Used for: Curretting bone Detail Info: Available with many cup sizes and varying degrees of angle for the head.

Medical Instrument: Finochietto Used for: To retract Detail Info: Mostly for thoracic surgery, used to spread and retract the rib cage.

Medical Instrument: Sayer Elevator Alias: Butter Knife Used for: Breaking septal or nasal bone.

Medical Instrument: Carmault Used for: Clamp Detail Info: The same size as a peon and larger to the Kelly, it clamps the bowel with its carmault.

Medical Instrument: Cartilage Block Used for: Cutting surface. Detail Info: During the process of rhinoplasty surgery, the cartilage block is used for preparation of the grafts.

Medical Instrument: Cartilage Crusher Used for: To crush Detail Info: During nose surgeries to crush the cartilage for re-implantation.

A “Medical Instruments Part 1” editorial is by Mike Q.

Medical practitioners have recently found that listening to instrumental music have created a strong impact on mind, body and soul. Many people are getting stressed easily due to the current lifestyle and after a day’s hassles, if you settle down to listen to good music it would soothe your tension. Doctors are now increasingly becoming to use music system for treating patients with chronic illness like cardiovascular problem, diabetes and cancer. It is proved by research that when a patient listens to good rhythm of music for 30 minutes daily he can sleep properly without having to use medication. It forms an effective relaxation therapy to heal your wounds and lower the blood pressure rate. Again, it is highly beneficial to patients with migraine who can visibly see the difference in intensity of the headache after hearing music.

Rap beats are quite popular and ideal for any functions and gathering. Adolescents are so fond of the beat system; they often start dancing to the tunes once they hear to their favorite singer or album. Recently surgeons have given music therapy for patients during the surgery and found that the patients are able to relax sooner after the surgical process. It also makes your immunity strong thereby increasing the metabolism of the body. Further, music also has healing power and a person will fell pain only in the brain and hence the therapy is used for healing wounds. It reduces the sense of vomiting and nausea and individuals are shown to recover at fast rate from the illness after hearing to music.

In addition to the countless physical benefits, music also cures one’s mind and develops mental power. It will produce positive energy levels in you and students are highly benefited when they listen to music before taking exams. Survey indicates that students who were allowed to hear music scored higher marks than other students for SAT exam. Any type of working activity will considerably be improved by listening music. Apart from school going students, people of all ages are benefited by hearing stimulating music daily. It would certainly improve cognitive development and reasoning ability. You have several options for hearing music nowadays, since you can download the music album in the mobile phone and plug in to your ears to hear the instrumental music while you are commuting to your office or college. For getting instant energy, listen to your singer in his rap beats of latest songs. You can get plenty of such notes and albums of music online which can be used for relaxing your mind and for getting fresh energy.

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Many people I know believe that in order to be truly artistic a person has to be an artist. They must paint, draw or take brilliant photographs to have artistic talent. While These traits may make someone an artist, I believe that it takes something entirely different to be artistic. It is possible for literally anyone to live in ways that are artistic.

One of the most important aspects of being an artistic person is to be confident in yourself. Lack of self-confidence does not get anyone very far in living creatively. Look for positive qualities about yourself and dwell on those. If you think you are good at a particular activity you should practice it to become even better.

Think about the things you love to do most. I suggest that you can be artistic doing just about anything. Whether you love to sew, cook, or play soccer, you can do things in a way that is artistic and intriguing.

One of my favorite things to do is garden. I used to not think much about the way that I arranged or tended my garden. However, recently I have begun to see gardening in a whole new way. I have realized that I can arrange my flowers and plants in creative ways. I can care for them with tenderness and help them to grow to their highest potential. I have learned that being artistic is more about perspective than it is about what is actually being done.

Being artistic is all about seeing the world creatively and allowing yourself to do the things you enjoy and enjoy the things you do. Consider how you can do your favorite things in new ways. Think about how preparing a meal can become more than just cooking food. Look for ways to incorporate beauty and fine detail into your food and into your presentation. Being artistic is about going a step further than what is typical. If you love to play a sport, look for ways to play that sport with energy and grace. Almost anyone can hit a volleyball over a net, but few people can do it in a way that looks unique and graceful.

You will never be artistic in anything unless you are enjoying yourself. Don’t take life too seriously, but instead, look for ways to have fun and relax no matter what the circumstance.

Mariners and other boat navigators today have quite the opportunity to be able to use the marine GPS (global positioning system). With such device, they can detect any foreign targets at sea. But mariners should not solely rely on marine charts. Just in case something goes wrong with the chartplotters, the boat will be in danger to land targets that are not seen by the naked eye from afar. So it’s better to have separate navigation software on board. Navigation software helps in providing ease and safety during travel. These devices are also easily held and read from the start, with the exemption of the marine weather fax.
A compass first and foremost, is needed for determining boat heading. A compass system with compass transducer is ideal for marine navigation. With an equipment like this, you can incorporate lock bearing when auto-piloting to keep the vessel on course. The compass’ digital and analogue display will then show any deviation from locked bearing and the direction to steer to achieve the desired heading. The same equipment may also be fixed to the boat so that it won’t fall off or go missing. You may also purchase packed system that shows not just the boat’s heading but also depth. Another instrument that is need for marine navigation is the analogue rudder angle display. This shows the rudder position as indicated by a pointer. The rudder angle is the determinable space between a ruder and another part of the boat, that affects the overall steering. The recent rudder angle display instruments offer increased expanded indications.
Your navigation software must also consist of vessel speed and wind speed display tools. There is a complete system pack with one Graphic display, DPU (data processing unit), Speed and Depth Pods. Such instrument can also be incorporated with remote control, autopilot tool, and Man Overboard. You can also integrate via the transducer, the wind speed display. Knowing how fast the boat or the wind is, helps in the navigation and pre-cautionary measures. With regards to weather condition, you will also need a maritime weather fax. Such navigational instruments scan and print out real weather charts and satellite images. It provides clear images quietly and fully automatic operation may be provided through a programmable scheduler timer, allowing you to determine the weather the way weather administrators do.

It went onto top charts all around the world and her fan base and media interest in her instantly grew. Her debut mainstream studio album called One Of The Boys became the 33rd best selling album in 2008 around the world and was awarded a platinum certificate. Over the last few years she has had many more top 10 international hits including Hot n Cold, Teenager Dream, California Gurls and Firework.

Katy regularly tours Europe, North America, Japan and Australia. In Europe, she often visits places such as Italy, France, Germany, Portugal and the UK to perform. She has several concerts booked up for London and Manchester as well as dates in Liverpool, Nottingham, Cardiff, Dublin, Bournemouth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Birmingham, Glasgow, Sheffield and Aberdeen. Katy Perry concert tickets can be purchased via her website or various other online ticket retailers. There are sometimes also VIP packages available which include extra special offers such as front row seats or priority tickets, a meet and greet photo opportunity with Katy, a pre show party, exclusive gifts and merchandise, early entrance into the venue and parking when available. There are two VIP Katy Perry Tickets packages an Ultimate VIP package and a VIP package. The first is obviously more expensive and comes with a larger range of benefits such as the meet and greet whereas the second one is still better than standard tickets but you do not get the chance to meet her in person. This package is also cheaper as it does not guarantee first two rows but the first 12 rows instead, which is still very close to the stage. Katy Perry is very popular so concert tickets are likely to sell out very quickly and the best seats to go within minutes of being released. It is a great concert to go to for any pop and rock fan where the crowd atmosphere is sure to be electric.

As there are so many different ticket retailers online, it is best to compare them against each other for the best prices or use a comparison website to do it for you. Some of them may appear to be cheaper when really they add on a bigger booking or postage and packaging fee at a later stage of the transaction process, so be very wary of this. There are various other aspects to consider as well so do your research before purchasing and see if there are better options available. It may save you a lot more money.

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Instrumental Music in Public Worship: History Surrounding the Westminster Assembly

FROM: “INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN THE PUBLIC WORSHIP OF THE CHURCH”

By John L. Girardeau (Still Waters Revival Books, [1888] 2000), pp. 132, 133.

Before the Westminster Assembly of Divines undertook the office of preparing a Directory of Worship, the Parliament had authoritatively adopted measures looking to the removal of organs, along with other remains of Popery, from the churches of England. On the 20th of May, 1644, the commissioners from Scotland wrote to the General Assembly of their church and made the following statement among others: “We cannot but admire the good hand of God in the great things done here already, particularly that the covenant, the foundation of the whole work, is taken, Prelacy and the whole train thereof extirpated, the service-book in many places forsaken, plain and powerful preaching set up, many colleges in Cambridge provided with such ministers as are most zealous of the best reformation, altars removed, the communion in some places given at the table with sitting, THE GREAT ORGANS AT PAUL’S AND PETER’S IN WESTMINSTER TAKEN DOWN (emphasis added), images and many other monuments of idolatry defaced and abolished, the Chapel Royal at Whitehall purged and reformed; and all by authority, in a quiet manner, at noon-day, without tumult.”1 So thorough was the work of removing organs that the “Encyclopaedia Britannica” says that “at the Revolution most of the organs in England had been destroyed.”2

When, therefore, the Assembly addressed itself to the task of framing a Directory for Worship, it found itself confronted by a condition of the churches of Great Britain in which the singing of psalms without instrumental accompaniment almost universally prevailed. In prescribing, consequently, the singing of psalms without making any allusion to the restoration of instrumental music, it must, in all fairness, be construed to specify the simple singing of praise as a part of public worship. The question, moreover, is settled by the consideration that had any debate occurred as to the propriety of allowing the use of instrumental music, the Scottish commissioners would have vehemently and uncompromisingly opposed that measure. But Lightfoot, who was a member of the Assembly, in his “Journal of its Proceedings”3 tells us: “This morning we fell upon the Directory for singing of psalms; and, in a short time, we finished it.” He says that the only point upon which the Scottish commissioners had some discussion was the reading of the Psalms line by line.

ENDNOTES:

1. Girardeau cites this quotation from the Acts of Assembly of the Church of Scotland, 1644.

2. Girardeau cites Art., Organ.

3. Girardeau cites Works, Vol. xiii., pp. 343, 344; London, 1825.

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A Rap instrumental is a key part to what Rap is. The instrumental is completely and utterly necessary in every way possible due to the fact the artist raps to the beat itself. Rap without a beat cannot be considered rap. Many different artists and different styles of music have different ways the beat is constructed.

A rap song without a beat cannot be considered rap due to the uniqueness of how the beat is composed. A rap instrumental is simply the beat to the song which allows for other artists to make a remix or cover of that song. Not anyone can make rap instrumentals. You need to know what the artist wants and provide for them tailored for their needs. When you find your own unique sound, you keep reproducing that sound which gains views and popularity. Once you can start continually flooding the rap game with instrumentals, you can start to move up the ladders once an artist of yours gets popular. However, many people dont focus on the beat they rather just listen to their favorite artist spit. Instrumentals are commonly sought after for people to do covers and even remix the beat itself to make it sound like a completely different song or even just chop it up to create a different feel. Music is very universal and can be manipulated for anyones desires.

Commonly, rap instrumentals can be found on music websites for a price or even on common media sites on the internet. Without an instrumental, a rap song would just be lyrics and we would have to try and understand what message they were trying to get across. Without a beat, there is no such thing as rap.

Rap beats include the rapper flowing to the beat which is the same thing as the instrumental. An instrumental can be very hard to create due to the fact that it takes technology prowess and knowledge to compose a unique piece of music that sounds good. You may think that what youre putting together is good; however, there is much competition out there that will trump what you put out. What really gets the attention of artist is the degree of uniqueness within the music they hear. Whatever they chose for their beat means the instrumental spoke to them in a sense. Thats what makes music like this so unique is that the beat for each song can be different in many different aspects. The tempo can be different; there can be different forms of tones and lowered voices and such. The versatility of rap is incredible and makes room for some of the best heartfelt music that can really get a message across.

Daniel Koren, the founder and creative director of Daniel K, is a third generation jeweler. He personally approves every piece designed by the company, scrutinizing new designs for proper attention to detail and craftsmanship. The meticulous design process uses only the highest quality diamonds, and every stone is a minimum of a half carat, with luxurious designs exceeding ten carats. Diamond color is also critical to Daniel K engagement rings: all stones must be of D to G color grades to be placed in Daniel K designs, a level of quality that less than 1 percent of the worlds diamond supply can achieve.

Because of the unique designs, and opulent construction, Daniel K designs have attracted the attention of many celebrities. Halle Berry and Debra Messing have both been spotted with Daniel K diamond rings, while Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Mary J. Blige have adorned themselves with different styles of Daniel K earrings.

When the jewelry company first debuted engagement ring designs, their focus was almost exclusive to Asscher and emerald cuts. Today, however, a number of classic diamond shapes can be found in Daniel K engagement rings, including ovals, cushion cuts, radiant gems, and traditional round brilliant diamonds.

Many Daniel K designs clearly illustrate an art deco influence with their extravagant use of accent stones. Characteristics of these designer engagement rings include:

– “Boxter” design settings where the central gem is completely surrounded by smaller accent stones, usually baguette or round diamonds.
– Eternity ring options in various sizes and styles, including pave settings.
– Distinctive use of fancy colored diamonds, most notably yellow and pink hues.
– Solitaire rings highlighting exceptional stones with minimal embellishment for sophisticated flair.
– A limited number of three stone engagement rings.
– Pure platinum settings on all rings for beauty and strength.
– Predominantly prong, bezel, and pave settings.

These Couture jewelry pieces can only be bought from authorized dealers around the world. In each unique design, careful attention is paid to ensure the ring is meticulously crafted and superbly set before sold as part of a Daniel K collection.

In addition to stunning engagement rings, Daniel K offers a range of other diamond jewelry, including necklaces, pendants, drop and diamond stud earrings, diamond tennis bracelets, and cuff links. Danielk also launched a line of fashionable right hand diamond rings with more elaborate styles than their bridal collections. Web, mesh, scatter settings, and wide bands are all available.

A free outdoor concert is the perfect way to enjoy a summer evening in the northern Atlanta suburbs. The cities of Sandy Springs, Roswell, and Norcross offer their summer concert series scheduled on various Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings throughout the summer months. The casual settings in area parks make these family friendly events. Patrons are encouraged to come early with their own blankets and chairs to enjoy a picnic on the lawn. Here are the upcoming schedules.

Concerts by the Springs are held at Heritage Green in Sandy Springs. This 4-acre park with its amphitheater and events lawn is a gathering place for the community. The gates open at 5pm, so plan to arrive early with a picnic. Concerts are scheduled from 7-8:30pm. Enjoy the party band sound of Swingin Medallions on June 17 and bluegrass music from Smokeys Farmland Band on July 1. The GLOW Band, a 7 piece performance dance/show band, is scheduled for August 5, and the high energy group Banks & Shane will perform on September 9. Heritage Green is located at 6075 Sandy Springs Circle.

Roswells Riverside Sounds concerts are scheduled from 7-9pm on the first Saturday of the month from May-October at Riverside Park. Concert attendees should take the free shuttles to the park from satellite parking lots at Azalea Park, located at 203 Azalea Drive, or Don White Park, located at 925 Riverside Road. The July 7 concert will feature hits from the 70s by Yacht Rock Revue. Enjoy music by the Brandon Giles Band on August 4 or the bluegrass sounds of The Black Lillies on September 1. On October 6 enjoy The Lee Boys, an African American gospel group with a blues-based beat.

Norcross has free concerts in the park every other Friday night during the summer. Concerts are held from 7:30-9:30pm at the Thrasher Park Amphitheater on Thrasher Street. Attendees may bring their own blankets and refreshments, or tables and chairs are available for rent. The kids can enjoy the parks playground before the concerts begin. Listen to some classic rock with The Woodys on June 8 and a Bruce Springsteen tribute concert by Bruce in the USA on June 22. Party to the sounds of The Ruckus on July 6 and enjoy a Rolling Stones Tribute Show by Satisfaction on July 20. Moby Dick is scheduled on August 3, followed by A-Town, A-List on August 17. The season concludes with A1A, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band, on August 31.