first_img By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits PIONEER DAYS Email the author Book Nook to reopen The students moved from demonstration to demonstration in groups and learned about everything from smoking sausage to forging horseshoes.“Our students were very surprised to learn that the pioneer children attended one-room schools,” said Tammy Calhoun, Banks Middle School. “They didn’t realize that children from first grade to high school were all in the same classroom.”Calhoun said that one student asked where the children went for music.“Our students are used to having different teachers for different subjects,” she said. “It was hard for them to think that one teacher taught everything. They came away with a better understanding of how far we’ve come and more appreciative, too.”Stephanie Tucker, Pike County Elementary School, said that by participating in Pioneer Days students realized how different times were back in pioneer days.“The students didn’t know anything about hoecakes and were surprised that a real hoe was used to make them,” Tucker said. “They enjoyed the log church and were surprised that it was so cool inside when it was so hot outside.”The word most often used to describe the students’ reaction to Pioneer Days was “surprise.”Re-enactor Wayne Brunson said what is surprising to young people often translates to appreciation.“Young people needed to know about pioneer life in order to really appreciate what they have,” he said. “Pioneer Days is a way to expose them to the way life was when this country was pioneered.”Pioneer Days will continue today at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama. Hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is $6 and children under five are admitted free. Re-enactor Michael Barlow explained to the students the process of making something, seemingly, as simple as a basket.“Back in pioneer days, you couldn’t run down to Wal-Mart and buy a basket. You had to make it if you got it,” Barlow said. “First, you had to go in the woods and find the right kind of tree and cut it down.”The students moaned.Barlow explained and demonstrated the basket making process. The students responded with intense groans when he answered that making a basket, start to finish, takes about six months. By The Penny Hoarder Pioneer Days at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama in Troy continues from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today and closes with a barn dance at the Train Depot from 7 until 11 tonight. Admission to Pioneer Days is $6 and children under 5 are admitted free. Admission to the barn dance is $6 or $3 with a ticket to Pioneer Days.Students get a glimpse of the good ol’ daysPioneer Days at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama Friday was filled with “a lot of learning and lot of fun.” That’s the way Rene Adams, a teacher at Samson High School, summed up the experience of her tenth-grade students.center_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Published 11:00 pm Friday, October 11, 2013 Print Article Next UpMore than 1,000 students from area schools, elementary through 10th grade, participated in Pioneer Days. If the students don’t remember anything else about the “old days,” they will remember that a cannon blast will shake the fillings out of your teeth.Civil War re-enactors “boomed” the cannon every half hour or so. But it was the first boom that sent kids covering their ears and scurrying for cover.The students got to experience, first hand, what it was like to have lived during the time pioneers were carving a place for themselves in Alabama. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Annual Henderson Bluegrass Festival this weekend Ask Alex and Lee Benton why they’re rushing from work to Rex’s Bluegrass Festival in the sleepy town of Henderson… read more Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Phish Plays 18-Minute ‘Moma Dance,’ Busts Out ‘Show Of Life’ In SPAC Finale

first_imgFor the third night in a row, Phish hit the glorious Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, wrapping up the run with a great celebration over Fourth of July weekend. The band has been on fire all summer long, bringing out an insane “Chalk Dust Torture” on night one and some serious heat on night two! How would fans fare for the Sunday finale?The show started with a slow funky “The Wedge,” letting Trey Anastasio warm up with some tight grooves. The lighthearted set continued with “Heavy Things,” but it was “Tube” that really kicked the band into high gear. They took the song for an extended jam, really bringing the energy to another level. Next up was “Sugar Shack,” the first Mike Gordon penned song of the night. Anastasio fumbled the song’s melody, but tightened things up for the finale. Page McConnell then took the stage with “Lawn Boy,” playfully singing lead and letting Gordo solo. The fun “Sparkle” made its first appearance, before rocking hard into “Sample in a Jar.”From there, the first set only got more intense, with Phish bringing out “It’s Ice” to raise the bar of excitement. They kept it up by dusting off “Guelah Papyrus,” and they really locked in on the instrumental section. A loose and nicely jammed “Ocelot” came next, keeping things playful before rocking into the classic “Scent of a Mule.” It was Jon Fishman who would be the MVP of the jam, finally taking a turn playing his marimba lumina for a true solo – the rest of the band, and crowd, watched Fish as he worked. The clear improvisational highlight of the set, Phish brought the song to a powerful conclusion. A truly raging “Possum” ended the set, inciting an uproar of crowd frenzy with its own energy.With a short break, Phish picked up set two with a bust out cover of Bob Marley’s “Soul Shakedown Party,” getting the crowd excited and ready for the party ahead. Next up was “The Moma Dance,” played in the 2nd set for the first time since 2009. The second set “Moma” took the song into totally unexpected waters. No particular band member ever took the lead, but the music was greater than its parts, moving through different ease with brilliant playing. The standout moment was followed by a smooth segue into a fiery “Twist,” bringing some funk to the SPAC crowds. They jammed out the song nicely, with Anastasio taking the reins. A heartfelt “Joy” followed before the third offering of 2016 debut, “Breath and Burning.” The band let loose, before erupting in the rock and roller, “Axilla.”With the energy up high, the band broke into “Theme From The Bottom.” Anastasio did mess up part of the song instrumental section, but the energetic jam captured the crowd with its dramatic finale. From there, it was a feel-good “Harry Hood” that came to take over the set. Phish let the jam flow gradually, starting off with a mellow pace and picking up speed steadily into the triumphant ending. It was “Show of Life” that ended the set on a emotional high note, played for the first time since NYE 2013 (84 shows). What a set!With lots of time left, Phish returned for one final song: “Rock and Roll.” The Velvet Underground cover put smiles on faces, wrapping up three great shows with a passion. Phish gave SPAC their money’s worth, playing a Sunday show full of surprises. With bust outs and jams in unexpected places – whoever called a “Tweezer” clearly didn’t know “Moma” could, and would, jam that hard – this was a true standout show. Never ones to brag, Phish closed the run by humbly singing “it was all right.” It sure was. Check out the full video below from DrFunkenstein2k.You can see the full setlist from Phish.net, below!Setlist: Phish at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY – 7/3/16Set 1: The Wedge, Heavy Things, Tube, Sugar Shack, Lawn Boy, Sparkle > Sample in a Jar, It’s Ice > Guelah Papyrus, Ocelot > Scent of a Mule[1], PossumSet 2: Soul Shakedown Party, The Moma Dance[2] > Twist > Joy > Breath and Burning, Axilla > Theme From the Bottom > Harry Hood > Show of LifeEncore: Rock and RollNotes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. Scent of a Mule featured Fish on Marimba Luminalast_img read more