David Ford
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The Salonniere 100: The Nation's 100 Best Party Hosts
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Just in time for the holiday party season, The Salonniere, the award-winning site dedicated exclusively to the art of party hosting, has released The Salonniere 100, a list of the 100 best party hosts in the United States. These are the fête-fabulous men and women who bend over backwards to entertain with such flair that their party invitations are the most coveted in the country. To compile the list, the editors at The Salonniere asked more than 1,000 in-the-know influencers - including society reporters and other members of the media, social figures, philanthropists, dignitaries, and arts, business and non-profit leaders - across all 50 states for a confidential list of the most skilled and gracious party hosts in their city. Those nominated most frequently were reviewed by an independent group of social authorities in the cities represented and members of The Salonniere's editorial team. Among the well-known party givers on the list are Lela Rose, Mariska Hargitay and De ...
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These Artists Were Brought to You By the Letter "C"
Huffington Post - over 3 years
My father was a high school biology teacher whose curiosity had no limits. As children, my sister and I were always urged to "Go look it up" whenever we had a question. It didn't matter what the question was or how complicated the subject, he helped us develop a life-long thirst for discovering new information and seeking out more. Sometimes the search for new ways to link odd bits of data can yield surprising results. As I struggled to find a link for two reviews, I noticed that two words which kept coming to mind shared the same first two letters ("C" and "H"). So I decided to look them both up on Wikipedia. The results were fascinating: The Chimera was, according to Greek mythology, a monstrous fire-breathing female and male creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, composed of the parts of three animals: a lion, a snake, and a goat. Usually depicted as a lion, with the head of a goat arising from its back, and a tail that ended in a snake's head, the Chimera was one of the offspring ...
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Megan Snedden: In Darwin: Beer Can Boats Race Through Croc-Infested Waters
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In the lead up to Darwin's fortieth Lions Beer Can Regatta, locals around town encouraged their party guests to set aside the stubbies and chug tinnies. While trading glass bottles for aluminum cans does nothing for environmental impact, this slightly odd behavior came with a reasonable rationale: collect hundreds, if not thousands, of beer cans, then use them to construct stream-lined flotilla with quirky designs and race the boats in crocodile and box jelly fish infested waters for charity. The Lions Club Beer Can Regatta is an annual boat race organized by a local division of Australian community service organization the Lions Club to raise funds for local aid ventures SIDS for Kids, Life Education, and Victims of Crime. Held every year in July at Mindil Beach, the regatta draws around 15,000 spectators who, beer in hand, contribute to the boisterous melee with rowdy guffaws, funky costumes, and accounts of saltie (saltwater crocodile) sightings. It's one of the rare ...
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Return of Black Sabbath
CNN - over 3 years
Black Sabbath return after 35 years apart, David Ford tours the U.S. with new album and World War Z premieres in London.
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David Ford: Music's nearly man
CNN - over 3 years
The story of UK singer-songwriter David Ford is one which every aspiring musician should study. Neil Curry reports.
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Mike Ragogna: "Pour Some Poison" & "Gypsy Runaway Train": Premieres by David Ford and The Roys, Plus a Conversation with bree
Huffington Post - over 3 years
photo courtesy of Razor & Tie WATCHING DAVID FORD "POUR SOME POISON" British singer-songwriter David Ford's first video from his new album Charge, "Pour Some Poison," premieres here, the clip directed by Mark Woodward and the artist. Charge was produced by James Brown of Foo Fighhters and David Grohl fame on his kitchen table in exchange for some pizzas, and its physical release will include four live acoustic bonus tracks recorded at Ford's Piano Bar back in March. The project is influenced by David Ford's love for Memphis soul, New Orleans jazz and New Jersey rock 'n' roll and travels across the US, his North American tour starting in Chicago May 29th. FYI, for the further adventures of David Ford, check out his book I Choose This - How to Nearly Make it in the Music Industry that documents ten years as a singer, musician and performer. Photo by Erick Anderson Debuting here is a "Track-by-Track" of Gypsy Runaway Train, the brand new CD from award-winni ...
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Bay Area arts picks, Feb. 28-March 3
San Francisco Chronicle - almost 4 years
Bay Area arts picks, Feb. 28-March 3 Oboist Debra Nagy and violist Elizabeth Blumenstock are featured in a program of instrumental and choral music by Bach, Vivaldi and Handel. 8 p.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Church, 3 Bayview Ave., Belvedere; 8 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley; and 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell St., S.F. $20-$60. The award-winning American ensemble returns to the Bay Area with a program of chamber music by Haydn, Purcell, Bartók and Beethoven. 3 p.m. Sunday. Brian Copeland resumes the deservedly long run of his very funny, brutally honest and sobering autobiographical solo show about grappling with suicidal depression, as developed with and directed by David Ford. 8 p.m. Fridays, 5 p.m. Saturdays.
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Joan Gelfand: Immigration: A Kid's-Eye View
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Emily Klion, director of the Marsh Youth Theater in San Francisco, wanted to tell the stories of the "dreamers," children caught in the battle over immigration. To help her tackle this thorny topic, she approached award-winning poet Gary Soto. The son of Mexican immigrants, Soto grew up in Fresno, Calif. The topic hit a chord with the poet, who had spent much of his youth working in California's fields. After some hesitation about approaching the controversial subject, Soto signed on to write the play. The task was daunting; before the writing could begin, Soto needed to sort through over 300 pages of interviews with undocumented youth. The interviews were organized and coordinated by the program Voice of Witness Education Program, founded by writer Dave Eggers and physician and human rights scholar Lola Vollen. Choosing just a few stories to tell in In and Out of Shadows was one of the most difficult challenges. With hundreds of interviews conducted up and down the st ...
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Bombs target police in Northern Ireland - Scotsman
Google News - about 4 years
BBC News Bombs target police in Northern Ireland Scotsman Detectives investigating the attempted murder of a police officer in Northern Ireland have made three arrests. Three men, aged 25, 34 and 41, have been detained in Belfast after the constable discovered a bomb under his car at his home in the city on Sunday ... Third arrest in Pc murder bid probeEvening Standard David Ford: Assassination attempt on Belfast policeman foiled as live bomb is ...Daily Mail Third man held over Belfast car bombU.TV BBC News -The Guardian -Irish Times all 991 news articles »
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NI police car bomb 'cowardly act' - BBC News
Google News - about 4 years
BBC News NI police car bomb 'cowardly act' BBC News Police in Northern Ireland have said it's really lucky that no one was hurt after a bomb was found under a police car in Belfast. Army bomb disposal officers were called to deal with the device on Sunday afternoon and carried out a controlled explosion. Bomb 'could have killed family'Irish Times David Ford: Assassination attempt on Belfast policeman foiled as live bomb is ...Daily Mail Northern Ireland Bomb: Family's Lucky EscapeSky News U.TV -Belfast Newsletter -Telegraph.co.uk all 611 news articles »
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Belfast union flag row: councillor forced to flee home after threats
Guardian (UK) - about 4 years
Alliance councillor was threatened after voting to end policy of flying union flag at city hall 365 days per year A young councillor in Northern Ireland has been forced to flee her home because of Ulster loyalist threats against her for voting to reverse the policy of flying the union flag at Belfast city hall 365 days a year. After a night of violence in the city, Alliance councillor Laura McNamee, 27, said she believed hardline loyalists who abused her on Facebook are linked to the Ulster Volunteer Force in east Belfast and were picketing her party's constituency headquarters in the east of the city. McNamee and several party colleagues have been warned of threats against them by a new extremist loyalist faction enraged over Belfast city council's decision on Monday night to only allow the union flag to be flown for up to 20 designated days. The 29-21 vote in favour of changing the flag-flying policy provoked a riot in the grounds of city hall that left 15 police officers injur ...
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Around Town: Trader Joe’s Opening, Update on Kraft Negotiations, State Primary and More
Foxborough Patch - over 4 years
The following meetings and events will be held in Foxborough this week. Tuesday, Sept. 4: Board of Selectmen, 7 p.m. at Andrew Gala Jr. Meeting Room at Town Hall: The Board of Selectmen will hear an update from selectman Lynda Walsh on the status of negotiations with the Kraft Organization. Selectmen are also expected to discuss the following: Application for a new officer/director issuance of stock, transfer of stock and new stockholder of an annual all alcohol restaurant license at the 99 Restaurant located at 4 Fisher St. Application for new officer/director at Red Robin Restaurant at 290 Patriot Place. Update on Fire Department overtime project. Continued discussion on North Street parking. Thursday, Sept. 6: State Primary Election, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at John J. Ahern Middle School Gym: The State Primary election will be held in Foxborough Thursday. If you are registered in a party, Democratic, Republican, or Green Rainbow, you ...
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ALEX KANE: Sharing space in conflict stalemate
News Letter - almost 5 years
WHAT do we mean by a shared future? I’m not sure, but I do know that you can’t have a shared future if there is no agreement on the future to be shared. It really is that simple. There is no agreement between unionists and nationalists on the future because Sinn Fein and the SDLP remain focused on eventual unification: and in the ongoing unlikelihood of a majority vote in favour of unity they will continue to push for the erosion and blurring of the cultural/political signs, symbols, touchstones and benchmarks that define us as an integral part of the UK. The fact of the matter is that it is not in the interests of either the SDLP or Sinn Fein for Northern Ireland to be a long-term political success. They don’t want it to be a warm house for nationalists. They don’t want nationalists shrugging their shoulders and saying: “It’s not really that bad – so let’s not rock any boats by pushing for unity.” What was the purpose of the Good Friday Agreement? Well, its primary purpose, I sup ...
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Village of Orland Park Presents "The King and I"
Orland Park Patch - almost 5 years
The king proclaims, “When I sit, you sit. When I kneel, you kneel, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera!” The Village of Orland Park Theatre Troupe will perform its spring musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I,” at the Carl Sandburg High School Performing Arts Center. Evening performances on April 27 and 28 begin at 7:00 pm with a Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm. The high school is located at 13300 South LaGrange Road in Orland Park. “The village’s theatre troupe is one of the best in the region,” said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “If you enjoy Broadway musicals and are looking for some great entertainment close to home, this is a show you’ll want to see,” the mayor said. The musical is based on the 1944 novel, Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon and tells the story of British school teacher Anna who is hired by the king to educate the royal children. Amy Stiehr, of Lockport, appears as Anna while Nicholas Greanias of Lemont, portrays the king. Since its 1952 B ...
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Obituary: Alice J. Ford Dies at 85
Naugatuck Patch - almost 5 years
NAUGATUCK — Mrs. Alice J. (Jones) Ford, 85, of Naugatuck, passed away early Sunday evening April 8, 2012 at the Paradigm Health Care of Prospect. She was the widow of Chester H. Ford who passed away in 1987 after 37 years of marriage. Mrs. Ford was born in Naugatuck, Sept. 26, 1926 a daughter of the late Charles and Kate (French) Jones and was a lifelong Naugatuck resident. She was educated in the local school system and was a graduate of Naugatuck High School. She was a graduate of Waterbury Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1947 and was a delivery nurse at the hospital for over 25 years, prior to her retirement. Following her retirement she continued her career at Waterbury Extended Care and various other area nursing homes. She was a member of the Congregational Church of Naugatuck, and was a member of the Waterbury Hospital Alumni Assoc. She was also a member of the former Columbian Rebekah Lodge # 35 in Naugatuck and later affiliated with Winona Rebekah Lodge # 8 in Water ...
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Ombudsman to face Stormont questions - U.TV
Google News - over 5 years
Mr Hutchison, a former Canadian Mountie, told UTV in the wake of its publication that he had already made his intentions known to the Justice Minister David Ford regarding the tendering of his resignation. The report also discussed "serious concerns"
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LLCC ceremony honors victims of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks - The State Journal-Register
Google News - over 5 years
David Ford, special agent in charge of the Springfield Division of the FBI, was the speaker. “It's important that we remember the first responders, the brave firefighters and law enforcement officers who rushed in in response to the attacks on 9/11
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Independent enters race - Stuff.co.nz
Google News - over 5 years
David Ford decided to run as an independent candidate because he was tired of a party system where party politics became more important than the "people's choices and voices". "You have to toe a party line if you belong to a party
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Ford
    THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 34
    David released his most successful album to date, Charge, in the UK in March 2013, and America in June 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Charge was produced by James Brown, who had just completed Dave Grohl’s most recent Sound City project and is a big fan of David’s music. Brown agreed to produce and mix the new album on his kitchen table in Brooklyn, NY for the price of a few pizzas. Charge debuted on the UK independent Album Chart at #30 and peaked on the UK iTunes singer songwriter chart at #3 and the UK Top 40 Main iTunes Chart at #43. A review in The Daily Telegraph praised both the album and the accompanying tour: "His fourth solo album of smart, angry, witty, emotional songs delivered with raw-throated passion. Live, he is something to behold, a one man band looping up an acoustic storm…stirring and extraordinary."
  • 2012
    Age 33
    In 2012, Ford's 2008 single I'm alright now was pitched to French singer Johnny Hallyday, and became a hit in January 2013 under the name 20 ans ("20 years") with French lyrics by Christophe Miossec. In February 2014, this song was awarded "Best Original Song" at the Victoires de la Musique awards, sometimes referred to as "the French Grammy's", with Ford and Miossec accepting the award on stage in Paris.
    More Details Hide Details Ford is married to Emma Ellis. He has stated that his favourite place to perform in the USA is Philadelphia, PA. Brown, Marisa. Review of I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused. Allmusic. Retrieved May 2006.
  • 2010
    Age 31
    His third studio album, Let The Hard Times Roll, was released on 3 February 2010.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 28
    He toured extensively to support the album in October 2007 and toured the US in May 2008.
    More Details Hide Details The album was released in the US on Original Signal Records on 1 April 2008. Ford released a cover of The Smiths' "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out" as a bonus track.
    After supporting Suzanne Vega on her UK tour, Ford released his second solo album, Songs for the Road in August 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 27
    His debut was released in the United States in May 2006 by Columbia Records.
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    After a support tour with Starsailor and a sold-out headline tour in February 2006 and the release of his second single, "I Don't Care What You Call Me", David confirmed headline shows in Ireland as well as shows across the US and high-profile slots supporting KT Tunstall, Richard Ashcroft, Elvis Costello and Gomez.
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  • 2005
    Age 26
    Fan favourite "State of the Union" was released as his debut single on 26 September 2005, followed swiftly by his self-recorded debut album I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I've Caused.
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    Almost immediately after Easyworld's dissolution, Ford began to play a sporadic series of intimate solo gigs, debuting a number of songs which would later appear on his first solo album. In 2005, he embarked on his first headline solo tour.
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  • 2004
    Age 25
    Easyworld announced their split in September 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Their last public performance was at the Staffordshire date of 2004s V Festival on 22 August.
    He first achieved prominence with the indie rock group Easyworld, who released an independent mini-album, Better Ways to Self Destruct and two full-length albums on Jive Records before disbanding in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details As a solo artist, he has released four albums to date, two of which were named "Album of The Year" in both The Sunday Times and Word Magazine. David has toured the world opening for such artists as KT Tunstall, Gomez, Elvis Costello, Ingrid Michaelson and Ray LaMontagne and he has played the UK Latitude Festival, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits. Ford has also performed on Last Call With Carson Daly and Sun Studio Sessions. The Guardian called him “unmissable... one of Britain's best." Having played in several local groups together through their school years, Ford - who went on to attend Manchester University - and drummer Glenn Hooper formed the band Beachy Head in Eastbourne in the late 1990s. Soon after, the band was completed by bassist Jo Taylor. The trio recorded several demos and an unreleased album as Beachy Head before renaming the band Easyworld. The new name for the band was taken from the line "It's an easy world" in their song Better Ways to Self Destruct.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Born on May 16, 1978.
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