Worthy tribute to a baking industry lady

first_imgYOUR readers should share the wonderful tribute to Jean Grieves, who was invested as a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Bakers on April 4. This is the culmination of an outstanding career in our industry.It is fitting to acknowledge the immense contribution Jean has made towards the baking industry – for example when, as head of department at Tameside College, she brought a level of success and prominence to the college far beyond its provincial roots.After retiring from Tameside, Jean became chairman of the Programme Committee of the British Society of Baking (BSB) for nearly 10 years, retiring after the successful 50th anniversary conference, held in conjunction with the Food & Bake show in Birmingham last month.She received an eloquent tribute from Hugh Weeks at the 50th anniversary dinner, held to celebrate the event. Both this and the honour she received reflect her unique combination of exceptional qualities – a creativity and passion for our craft with a remarkable organisational ability.Those of us who know her personally will have also been charmed by her warmth and unfailing courtesy. The baking industry – and the BSB in particular – has been immensely enriched by her talents.David Roberts, chairman, Frank Roberts & Sonslast_img read more

The Main Squeeze To Celebrate Album Release At Boulder’s Fox Theatre

first_imgOn April 28th, funky L.A.-via-Chicago quintet The Main Squeeze will make their way to Boulder, CO’s Fox Theatre to celebrate the release of their stellar new album, Without A Sound. The album release party, presented by Live For Live Music, comes as part of the band’s nationwide spring tour in support of the new LP. According to guitarist Max Newman in an interview with L4LM, “This show’s going to be really sick. We’re in the process of doing all the live arrangements for our new tunes right now, and the way everything’s coming together has got us really excited.”The Main Squeeze Performs “Return Of The Mack” With Vulfpeck’s Antwaun Stanley At Fool’s ParadiseExplains Newman, “In the studio, I can lay down three or four different guitar parts, we can lay down three or four different synths, we can do a real bass and a synth bass, we can do a real drum set and add some electronic, hip-hop drums to fatten it up, stuff like that. So the challenge of taking this stuff live is, ‘how do we still portray the songs with that energy, but with just our five pieces?’ Boulder will be a great showcase for all these new arrangements. The town’s got a great music scene, our management is based out of Boulder, so that’s sort of becoming even more of a hot spot for us.”Without A Sound serves as a musical snapshot for the band, capturing their experience of relocating from The Windy City to the City of Angels. “Really, the whole thing is meant to capture our experience of moving to Los Angeles,” says Newman, “We started working on music right when we got out here. We didn’t really have a specific plan to make an album, necessarily, but we got here and had two months before we went out on tour and sort of realized—let’s just fuckin’ do this! Let’s capture this moment of arriving in L.A. It’s never going to be our first time living in this new place again. We figured as soon as we go out on tour and come back, a lot of that energy of having new surroundings dissipates since tour is this crazy grind, so the whole project was just about capturing that fleeting feeling.”***You can purchase tickets to The Main Squeeze’s Without A Sound album release show at The Fox Theatre in Boulder on April 28th here.***So far, the band has released three singles from Without A Sound: the highway-cruising “405,” the heavy rocking “Get At Me,” and synth-funk jam “Sweat.” You can listen to all three tracks below via Spotify: Stay tuned on The Main Squeeze’s Facebook page for new single releases each Friday leading up to the Without A Sound tour. For a list of tour dates, head to the band’s website. The Main Squeeze’s new album, Without A Sound will be available worldwide on April 28th. The album is available for pre-order now. Purchase tickets to The Main Squeeze’s album release show on April 28th in Boulder, CO here.[Cover photo via Phierce Photo – Keith Griner]last_img read more

Dunn Leads Women’s Golf on First Day of the Bradley Spring Break Invite

first_imgThe Bulldogs totaled a team score of 653 (327-326) on the first day of the 54-hole event. Sophomore Grace Dunn is tied for 23rd-place to lead the team with a score of 158 (82-76). Junior Madison Glennie recorded a score of 162 (81-81), while fellow junior Nicole Blanchard carded a 166 (84-82). Freshman Sigurlaug Jonsdottir is a stroke behind Blanchard with a score of 167 (80-87). Aimee Gerschke rounded out the team’s effort with a score of 174 (84-90). Story Links DALLAS, Texas – The Drake University women’s golf team finished the first 36 holes in ninth-place at the Bradley Spring Break Invitational on Monday in Dallas, Texas. The Bulldogs will close out action at the Bradley Spring Break Invitational on Tuesday. Print Friendly Version Freshman Reilly Krohe, who is playing as an individual, posted a score of 188 (93-95). First Day Results last_img read more