Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Announce Posthumous Box Set, “An American Treasure”, Share New Video [Watch]
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have announced an extensive new posthumous box set titled An American Treasure in tribute to their late leader, Tom Petty—who died suddenly in the early hours of October 3rd, 2017 at the age of 66 as a result of an accidental prescription drug overdose. The Tom Petty An American Treasure set is due to be released on September 28th via Reprise Records, less than a week shy of the first anniversary of Petty’s passing. It also marks the first posthumous release of any kind from Petty’s camp.The name, of course, is appropriate for its subject. While Petty left us all too soon, he made an indelible mark on American music and popular culture, recording countless hits, touring relentlessly across multiple decades, collaborating with some of the world’s greatest musicians, and otherwise cementing himself as one of the most iconic artists of a generation.According to Rolling Stone, the early news of the box set was revealed via a SiriusXM broadcast yesterday evening. However, anticipation for a surprise from Petty’s camp had been growing throughout the day on Monday after a mysterious countdown clock had appeared on TomPetty.com, ticking down the seconds until the official announcement at 10 a.m. EDT this morning.The new box set will include 60 (!) previously unreleased studio and live recordings of the band, obscure recorded tracks, and alternate takes on some of the band’s more popular songs. The material included in the compilation was selected by members of Tom Petty’s surviving family, including his wife, Dana Petty, and their daughter, Adria Petty, alongside Heartbreakers members like Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench and the band’s longtime recording partner, Ryan Ulyate. The set also features custom cover artwork by prominent street artist Shepard Fairey, the creator of the iconic Barack Obama 2008 “Change” posters, the ubiquitous Andre The Giant “OBEY” stencil, and more.As Adria Petty and Dana Petty explain about this “labor of love” in its announcement press release,Everyone involved in this project chose each track with tremendous care and deep respect for the body of work Tom Petty created over the course of 40 years. He also accumulated a wealth of unreleased music in his vaults, and we have collectively uncovered one gem after another that will keep us all listening and discovering new facets of Tom’s talent for many years to come. We can’t wait to share with Tom’s fans this musical portrait of an artist who deeply affected our culture and indelibly touched the lives of fans the world over.The first single from An American Treasure is “Keep A Little Soul”—a previously unreleased recording from 1982 sessions, which resulted in Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ classic album, Long After Dark. The song is available for digital download today when you pre-order your copy of An American Treasure. Watch the video featuring rare never-before-seen footage of the band below.Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Keep A Little Soul” [Official Music Video][Video: tompetty]The Tom Petty An American Treasure compilation will be available for purchase on September 28th. In addition to the extensive 60-track release, a less-expensive, less-extensive version will be released for purchase as a two-disc set. Pre-orders are for the Tom Petty An American Treasure set are available now. For more information, head to Tom Petty’s website.[H/T Rolling Stone]
August 04, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter El Gobernador Wolf nominará a Noe Ortega para servir como Secretaria de Educación Education, Español, Press Release El Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció hoy su intención de nominar al actual Subsecretario de Educación Postsecundaria y Superior del Departamento de Educación de Pennsylvania (PDE), Noe Ortega, para servir como el próximo Secretario de Educación. Ortega reemplazará a Pedro Rivera, quien continuará sirviendo como Secretario hasta que se convierta en Presidente de Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology el 1 de octubre de 2020.“Noe Ortega tiene un historial comprobado de abogar por la equidad y el acceso para todos los estudiantes”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Recientemente, Noe ha encabezado los esfuerzos de Pennsylvania para diversificar nuestra línea de educadores para que nuestras aulas reflejen mejor a los estudiantes que educamos, y su experiencia continuará avanzando en la misión del departamento de garantizar que los estudiantes de Pennsylvania tengan acceso a las oportunidades educativas que los ayudarán a tener éxito”.Antes de unirse a PDE en 2017, Ortega pasó ocho años en la Universidad de Michigan (UM), donde ocupó varios cargos académicos y administrativos, incluido el trabajo como Subdirector y Asociado de Investigación Senior en el National Center for Institutional Diversity (Centro nacional para la diversidad institucional) y como Director Gerente para el National Forum for Higher Education for the Public Good (Foro nacional de educación superior para el bien público). Ortega también pasó casi una década trabajando en las áreas de ayuda financiera y gestión de matrículas en universidades públicas y privadas en Texas y se desempeñó como Especialista P-16 para la Junta Coordinadora de Educación Superior de Texas. También pasó casi siete años como director de un instituto de idiomas en Japón, donde capacitó a maestros en el área de la adquisición del lenguaje en la primera infancia.“Bajo el liderazgo de Pedro Rivera, Pennsylvania adoptó la fórmula histórica de financiación de la educación básica, el Índice Future Ready PA, una herramienta innovadora de medición escolar para que las comunidades evalúen más fácilmente el rendimiento de sus escuelas e implementó una estrategia de mejora escolar para proporcionar recursos y recursos a las escuelas con dificultades orientación para ayudarlos a desarrollar planes que respondan a las condiciones y necesidades locales”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Su liderazgo ha sido crítico durante la respuesta del Estado al COVID-19 y las relaciones que cultivó con los interesados en la educación durante su mandato han fortalecido los lazos entre los socios estatales y locales y ha permitido a las escuelas locales informar la política educativa estatal”.View this information in English.
Hovinga Memorial feature winners Thursday night during the Kossuth County Fair included, from left, Matt Looft, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods; Ryan Ruter, IMCA Modifieds; and Chad Palmer, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. (Photo by Tim Dahlhauser)ALGONA, Iowa (Aug. 2) – Just a week after winning the Veterans’ Night event at Kossuth County Speedway, Ryan Ruter was standing in victory lane at Algona with another big check and a very tall trophy.Ruter led all 20 laps of Thursday’s Hovinga Memorial main event for IMCA Modifieds, outrunning Jeremy Mills and Tad Reutzel for the $1,000 payday.The feature was slowed by just a single caution and Ruter pulled ahead following the yellow just after midway. Clayton Christensen and Ethan Dotson rounded out the top five in the fair night show.Ruter was already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot for 2019.Tenth starting Chad Palmer was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner, ahead of Kevin Opheim and David Wickman.Hard-chargers led the way across the stripe in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod headliner as eighth starting Matt Looft was the winner and 15th starting Doug Cook the runner-up. Third was George Nordman.Josh Sidles collected the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers in front of Brandon Nielsen and Jamie Weishaar.Winner of the Mach-1 Sport Compact main was Colin Rodgers with Oliver Monson second and Lucas Parsons third.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Ryan Ruter; 2. Jeremy Mills; Tad Reutzel; 4. Clayton Christensen; 5. Ethan Dotson; 6. Nick Meyer; 7. Kelly Shryock; 8. Aaron Benson; 9. Jeff Ignaszewski; 10. Ben Kraus; 11. Scott Anderson; 12. Mat Hollerich; 13. Ben Schultze; 14. Cody Knecht; 15. D.J. Shannon; 16. Stacey Mills; 17. Loren Pesicka Jr.; 18. Austin Wolf; 19. Jeff Feaster.Stock Cars – 1. Chad Palmer; 2. Kevin Opheim; 3. David Wickman; 4. Bruce Wickman; 5. Dan Hanselman; 6. John Wiemann; 7. Wayne Landheer; 8. Craig Berhow; 9. Heath Tulp; 10. Calvin Lange; 11. Kyle Ricke; 12. Roger Tripp; 13. Randy Brands; 14. Jesse Ely; 15. Derek Green.Northern SportMods – 1. Matt Looft; 2. Doug Cook; 3. George Nordman; 4. Johnathon Logue; 5. Colby Fett; 6. Frank Packer; 7. Alec Fett; 8. Devin Fish; 9. Josh Appel; 10. Joey Lium; 11. Brandon Ostwald; 12. George Gilliland; 13. Jake Simpson; 14. Kent Haugland; 15. Kevin Wiemers; 16. Alex Smith.Hobby Stocks – 1. Josh Sidles; 2. Brandon Nielsen; 3. Jamie Weishaar; 4. Cody Nielsen; 5. Bryce Sommerfeld; 6. Kyle Sidles; 7. Jay Sidles; 8. Mike Schadendorf; 9. Chad Krug; 10. Tim Sidles; 11. Austin Pinney; 12. Jacob Kofoot; 13. Myles Koob; 14. Chelsea Heldt; 15. James Burns; 16. Christopher Krug.Sport Compacts – 1. Colin Rodgers; 2. Oliver Monson; 3. Lucas Parsons; 4. Justin Nielson; 5. Jay DeVries; 6. Kaytee DeVries; 7. Jacob Tacheny; 8. Max Heimbuch; 9. Ashlee Kelly.
Rodgers added: “I just have to protect him. I didn’t mention burnout at all. What I know is that if he never kicks a ball for the rest of the season, he has had an outstanding season. “I don’t know of another 17-year-old who had the impact he had in one of the top five leagues in the world. “He is getting to a period where he will need a rest, mentally as well as physically.” With the league match against Swansea brought forward because of the Welsh club’s involvement in the Capital One Cup final last weekend, Liverpool have had a period of inactivity. The original plan was to head out to Dubai for some warm-weather training and recuperation but that was shelved after the side’s FA Cup exit to League One Oldham last month. Rodgers has still used the hiatus effectively, though, giving the players a much-needed break and doing some scouting. “I gave the players a couple of days to recover because we had a real busy schedule of games,” he added. “The staff we went out watching games. I went to Reading and went abroad to watch a game.” Raheem Sterling is in need of a break but Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers denied suggestions the teenager’s dip in form is down to burnout. Press Association The forward, who signed a new long-term deal soon after his 18th birthday in December, has lost the sparkle which made him an instant hit at the beginning of the season. He has also lost his first-team place, turning out for the Under-21s on Monday night after being benched for the seniors for the last two league matches having been an virtual ever-present in the first half of the campaign. Rodgers said a drop off in performance was to be expected but denied the youngster had been pushed too hard, too soon. He said: “This is a real tough league for an experienced player so it is no surprise that for a young kid that happens to him.”