This was a huge deal and she knew it. She remembers it clear as yesterday. aOh yeah, I was really nervous,a Ray says. aStill doing any kind of TV makes me really nervous. Very hard for me to feel like I have my wits about me and can sing and be the person that I want to be. He was nice to us. We were so young. But he seemed like a really nice guy.a Ray and Saliers were on the cusp of a big music career that would sustain them to this day. Mind you, there had been some help along the way, not least from fellow Georgians R.E.M., also a hot commodity at the time. Michael Stipe and other members of the band performed on their eponymous album and they took them out on tour with them, showing the Indigo Girls the bridges and byways of rock stardom. That first major label album would go on to sell platinum and earn the two a Grammy for best contemporary folk album. They were also up for best new artist that year, but lost out to Milli Vanilli, who would ultimately and infamously have to give back their hardware. The two first met in grade school in DeKalb County, Ga., just down the road from Decatur. Ray was 10 and Saliers 11, the only other kid in school who played guitar. Saliers was big on Joni Mitchell and a huge Jackson 5 fan and was already writing her own songs, while Ray was always more the rocker of the two, a big fan of Neil Young, Janis Joplin and the entire Southern Rock oeuvre.
to 6 p.m. Where Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church 17010 Pomerado Rd. San Diego CA 92128 Age limit All ages Categories Performance , Community , Family , Heritage & Cultural , Classical , Music (other) Cost Free Above: Graphic logo of the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, where The Ancient-Future Organ will be taking place. Courtesy of Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church. Andreas Warler of Germany plays treasures from the organ’s past, and shows us its joyful vision for the future. The Ancient-Future Organ is the first concert in our 2013/2014 concert series. About the concert series: The Concert Series of Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church was established as a concert, drama and entertainment outreach to the entire community. The Concert Series is a part of the Traditional Music Ministry. The program content for each year’s schedule of events is established by a music committee that is chaired by Christopher Cook, the Director of the Traditional Music Ministry and the Organist for RBCPC . The budget for the Music Series schedule of programs is funded in two ways. A group of valued contributors donate funds each year for the Concert Series.
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The Global Citizen Festival coincides with the U.N. General Assembly. Fans earned free tickets for helping spread the word or volunteering to help end world poverty. World leaders who attended included Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. “There is so much energy here tonight. We can power the world,” Ban told the crowd. Will.i.am and Olivia Wilde were among the celebrity attendees. Wonder ended the five-hour event, electrifying the crowd during his hour-long performance. He even teased concertgoers before singing “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours.” “That’s it!” he yelled, then added: “Y’all wanna jam some more?” John Mayer also performed Saturday and was a favorite with his solo work on the guitar. He was full of power when he performed “Slow Dancing In a Burning Room” and “Gravity.” “It’s so nice to be here,” he said. Other performers included Kings of Leon and Alicia Keys, whose set included “No One” and “Empire State of Mind.” “I believe if we don’t care about each other, who will?” the singer said. “Help me celebrate tonight so we never forget.” Wonder also had a touching moment when he sang John Lennon’s “Imagine” and encouraged the audience to lobby for more gun laws. “Can you believe blind people have guns?” he said. “Let’s keep it real. Ridiculous.” Last year’s Global Citizen Festival featured Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters and The Black Keys.