Harold Bradley Iconic Country Music Guitarist Dies At 93

first_img Facebook Twitter News Harold Bradley, Iconic Country Music Guitarist, Dies At 93 Iconic Guitarist Harold Bradley Dies At 93 harold-bradley-iconic-country-music-guitarist-dies-93 Email Bradley, along with his brother record producer Owen Bradley, is known to have built the “Nashville Sound.” Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Feb 1, 2019 – 1:52 pm Harold Bradley, the legendary guitarist behind some of Nashville’s most well-known songs including Brenda Lee’s “I’m Sorry” and Elvis Presley’s “(You’re The) Devil In Disguise” and an essential person in creating the “Nashville Sound,” has died. He was 93.The guitarist died early Thursday, his daughters said on Facebook. “Early this morning Harold died peacefully in his sleep,” they said on what looks like Bradley’s personal Facebook page. “Many of you know him as a successful musician and no doubt many stories will be told in the coming week. But to us, his greatest accomplishment was being the best dad in the world. We love you, dad.”Harold, along with his brother record producer Owen Bradley, is known to have built the pop induced “Nashville Sound.” The two opened recording studios in Nashville including, Bradley Film And Recording. Harold worked with numerous artists in the studio, including Ray Stevens, Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, Elvis Presley, and Bill Monroe. Raised in Nashville, Bradley picked up the banjo first but switched to an interest in guitar after his brother suggested to do so. He served in the Navy for two years starting in 1944, but upon his return to Nashville began to focus on music. Bradley was also the first-ever president of the National Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences, commonly known as the Recording Academy. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of renowned country music guitarist and our first Recording Academy Nashville Chapter President, Harold Bradley,” Recording Academy CEO Neil Portnow said in a statement. “Harold will not only be remembered for his musical accomplishments, but for his unwavering dedication to our field and commitment to advocating for his industry. We have lost an integral member of our music community, and he will be dearly missed by many.”Bradley was inducted in the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2006.”Everything that was happening in the studio, that was my world,” Bradley said in an interview with NPR in 2013. “That was as big as it got. And then one day, my brother came up and he said, ‘Well, we’re doing pretty good. We’ve got 25 out of the top 50 songs.’ All of a sudden I’m thinking, ‘That stuff we did in the studio, people are listening to that all over the world? Maybe I better pay some attention to what’s happening a little bit more because, goodnight! Whatever I’m playing, these people are listening to it. And I better be good.'”Dolly Parton Talks Longevity, Equality, Whitney Houston & MoreRead morelast_img read more

VIDEO Watch 2019 Wilmington High Culture Festival

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School hosted its bi-annual Culture Festival on Thursday, March 17, 2019. Students displayed food, facts, costumes and other wonderful things from other countries they learned about. The evening also featured cultural dance and musical performances from students.Watch the highlights, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch 2019 Wilmington Spring Band FestivalIn “Videos”News & Notes From WCTV: Wildcat TV After School Club Starting At Wilmington High SchoolIn “Community”VIDEO: Watch ‘The Back Track Band’ Perform A Concert On The CommonIn “Videos”last_img read more

Will Narayana Murthy return to Infosys as talks of his role as

first_imgN. R. Narayana Murthy, founder and former chairman of Infosys.Reuters fileAfter Infosys founder and former CEO and chairman, NR Narayana Murthy revealed in July that he regretted quitting the firm in 2014, much has been said about how he should be back at the firm as chairman-emeritus and chief mentor. While TV Mohandas Pai had earlier said that Infosys should bring Murthy back as chairman emeritus, his thoughts have now been echoed by former chief financial officer of Infosys V Balakrishnan.Balakrishnan also said that Murthy, after coming back, could reconstitute the board. “I think it will be a good idea for the board to immediately invite Mr Murthy as Chairman-Emeritus and Chief Mentor… He should also take the lead in re-constituting the board to create a long-term, sustainable governance framework,” he told the Press Trust of India.He explained that the board of Infosys needs to have a balance amid the much-talked-about conflict between the firm’s founders and the board. Balakrishnan also said that despite the conflict, the board should “shed its ego” and reach out to Murthy and the other founders and work in sync with them keeping the company’s interest a priority.”The friction between founders and the current board is impacting the company and is not good for its stakeholders. With Infosys stock languishing for almost three years without much upside is brutal to its shareholders,” he explained.”As a person coming from outside, he can take a fresh look at all the governance-related issues of last three years and bring it to its logical conclusions.”Earlier Pai had explained that Murthy’s return to Infosys would improve the brand and also assure its investors regarding the firm’s position and working.”My personal view is Narayana Murthy should come back as Chairman Emeritus,” he told PTI in an interview. “As Chairman Emeritus, people can look up to him to give his views…these are (views on) governance, nothing to do with management, strategy and all that. May be Murthy should come back as Chairman Emeritus, where he has no operational responsibility.”Murthy, earlier, had said that he wishes he had stayed on with Infosys and should have listened to his colleagues and other co-founders when they advised him to stay back. Employees of Infosys Technologies Limited walk in the campus of the company’s headquarters in Bangalore on April 13, 2017. Indian software giant Infosys has pledged to return USD2 billion to shareholders this year as it reported subdued growth in profits for the fourth quarter.MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images”Generally, I find that I am a very emotional person. A lot of my decisions are based on idealism and probably, I should have listened to them,” he told CNBC TV18. “A lot of my founder colleagues told me not to leave Infosys in 2014, to stay a few years.”While he said that he regretted leaving the IT giant, he did clarify that he does not really miss being on the campus on a daily basis.Vishal Sikka valuing his team a tad more?Considering numerous executives have left the brand in the last few months, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka seems to be valuing his team a tad more than usual these days, which was evident from his recent tweet.Congratulating mergers and acquisitions head Deepak Padaki for his 25-year stint with the firm, Sikka tweeted: “Congrats & thanks Deepak! 9200 days of awesomeness! And you always bring your best to *each* day. Amazing journey of an amazing leader…”Padaki joined Infosys in 1992 and was appointed as the M&A head in 2016. ReutersMeanwhile, Sikka has previously said that the recent high-level exits were not a cause for concern and said that the exits were “far lower” when compared to other companies. When CNBCTV asked Sikka if he was worried about the attrition rate at Infosys, he said: “Not at all. This is a complete nonsensical myth that has been propagated in some parts,” reported PTI.”It happens in every company. We actually did an analysis, both in terms of our own past as well as in terms of the other companies in our industry. And there are far more executives who have left every other company that we could think of,” he added.Along with the recent exits, Sikka’s longevity with the company too has been questioned and many have said that he may leave after losing such high profile talents.last_img read more

Houston City Council Approves Ordering Study For LongTerm Financial Plan

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Al OrtizHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner says one of the things he wants to see in the study are suggestions about day to day operations in the City.The Houston City Council approved Wednesday spending $565,000 on a study that will help Mayor Sylvester Turner and council members design a long-term financial plan.The Philadelphia-based consulting firm PFM Group will do the study combining the forecast of revenues, expenditures and long-term obligations with two big goals Turner has set for his administration:  sustainable future budgets and full funding of city pensions.The study will present recommendations for a timeframe of 10 years.“What the study will seek to do is to find how can we create –whether through cuts, whether through revenue— this balance that doesn’t have us lurching from year to year for a single source… a single solution to the budget but, instead, has that long-range solution to the budget that we’ve been seeking,” explains Kelly Dowe, director of finance for the city.Turner says he also wants to see suggestions about day-to-day operations in the city.“We have 23 departments. The question is: Can we run more efficiently, more prudently? Now: are there duplications, can we streamline? Are we operating with best practices, you know, can we do better?” Turner commented during the press conference held after the council meeting.There is not a final timeline for the PFM Group to turn in the study, but Dowe says the city would like to have at least some initial recommendations by February or March, as they work on the budget for Fiscal Year 2018. 00:00 /01:21 X Sharelast_img read more