The Virginia Tech HybridElectric Vehicle team redesigned their vehicle in the Ware lab and won the EcoCar Challenge. The Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team members are (left to right) Patrick Walsh, masters student from Richmond, Va.; John Saffran, senior from Woodbine, Md.; Lynn Gantt, graduate student from Yorktown, Va.; Brad Bowman, senior from Christiansburg, Va.; John Ely, senior from Richmond, Va.; and Andy Karpin, senior from Olean, N.Y.
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Alison Krauss & Union Station needed songs — bad.
They had plenty to start with when they began recording for the album that would become "Paper Airplane." Over time, though, they became disenchanted. Many of the songs just didn't feel right for the bluegrass supergroup known for the special quality of its material.
"It's quite possible that we canned three albums worth of material," singer and guitarist Dan...Read Full Story
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The 54th Annual Grammy Awards may have just begun, but a few awards were given out pre-broadcast and Taylor Swift and Alison Krauss and Union Station took home a few golden statues. Taylor Swift’s “Mean” won for Best Country Song.
“There’s no feeling like writing a song about someone who hates you and is mean to you and makes your life miserable — and then win the Grammy for it,” Taylor said while accepting her award.
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Paper airplane is the first of Alison Krauss & Union Station studio album since 2004′s Lonely Runs in both directions. This is probably because, Alison has remained the same in the spotlight and have been very busy in recent years through projects such as its high profile with Robert Plant is the 2007 “Raising Sand (which produced a platinum album and six Grammy Awards, including including Album of the Year). Yet, even a break from Union Station to return a set of mind, a way to respect the...Read Full Story
Raising Sand ~ Robert Plant, Alison Krauss (649)Buy new: $10.99 101 used & new from $3.26(Visit the Most Gifted in Singer-Songwriters list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)Review & DescriptionThe musical collaboration of the decade, Raising Sand is the sound of two iconic figures stepping out of their respective comfort zones and letting their instincts lead them across a brave new sonic landscape. Despite hailing from distinctly different backgrounds, Alison...Read Full Story