Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Fall 2018 Dates:October 18 – Philadelphia, PA —Tower TheaterOctober 19 – Philadelphia, PA —Tower TheaterOctober 20 – Washington, DC — The AnthemNovember 8 – Los Angeles, CA —The WilternNovember 9 – Los Angeles, CA —The WilternNovember 10 – Oakland, CA — Fox TheatreNovember 11 – Oakland, CA — Fox TheatreView Fall Tour Dates Just a few days after wrapping up an exciting two-night run during Jazz Fest in New Orleans, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead have announced a series of seven fall tour dates in four different cities.JRAD’s fall tour will get started when the band heads to Philadelphia for back-to-back shows at the Tower Theater on October 18th and 19th. The following night—on October 20th—the group will take over The Anthem in Washington, DC. The group will swing through California a few weeks later, with two nights at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on November 8th and 9th and two nights at the Fox Theatre in Oakland on November 10th and 11th.As previously reported, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead just wrapped up their fourth-annual Jazz Fest run in New Orleans. This year’s two-night heater took place at the Mardi Gras World Ballroom and featured sit-ins from violinist Katie Jacoby and Cage The Elephant guitarist Nick Bockrath.Tickets for all seven shows will go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 11th. A Facebook pre-sale will take place on Wednesday, May 9th. For more information, or to check out a full list of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s upcoming tour dates, head tot he band’s website.
At times, this disease has made growing garden tomatoes seemalmost insurmountable. It affects other crops, too, most notablybell peppers.Many people have become all too familiar with the symptoms. Youngleaves usually turn bronze and later develop small, dark spots.The growing tips of the tomato die back, and stems of terminalsmay become streaked. Some plants may look one-sided or may bestunted.Plants that are infected early usually don’t develop fruit. Thoseinfected later may produce fruit that’s knotty. The more maturefruit may have light ring spots, and green fruit may have bumpyareas with faint, concentric rings that become easier to see asthey mature, turning red and white or red and yellow.Basically, you just don’t get tomatoes from infected plants.Pepper symptoms are slightly different.The culpritThe virus is spread by tiny insects, thrips, as they feed on theplant. And you can’t control enough to prevent infection, becausethe virus has already spread by the time residual insecticidesprays kill the thrips. The virus has many other hosts, too. Itcan survive in many weeds and crops such as peanuts and tobacco.Commercial growers have more tools to reduce TSWV than gardenershave. So how can you grow tomatoes (or peppers) when the virus ispresent?As with almost any virus, the best control is to use resistantvarieties.Some resistant varieties have been on the market for a few years.Not all are available to gardeners, though, since the seeds ofsome can be bought only in large quantities.More options are becoming available to gardeners now, though. Theseeds of at least seven tomato and two pepper varieties now comein smaller quantities for gardeners.Virus fightersResistant varieties in garden catalogs include “Amelia,” “BHN444,” “BHN 640,” “Bella Rosa,” “Top Gun,” “Crista” and “Muriel.”Muriel is a Roma-type tomato.”Excursion II” and “Heritage” are available pepper varieties.Some sources of these seeds include Harris Seeds (www.harrisseeds.com),Twilley Seed (www.twilleyseed.com) and RuppSeeds (www.ruppseeds.com).Another way to get resistant varieties is to look for seedlingsat your favorite garden center. Seedling plants of thesevarieties, however, may not be easy to find.You may need to look for them, too, under a different varietyname. “Southern Star” is one such variety.One drawback to these varieties is that they probably won’t havequite the flavor of your favorite old garden variety. They werebred for commercial production and shipping. Let them get ripe onthe vine, though, and they’ll be fine.Grow your ownGrowing your own transplants from seed is the best way to makesure you have TSWV-resistant plants. You may want to join withnearby gardeners to grow enough for several people.It’s probably not too late to order seed and get started. Thesevarieties can ease the challenge of growing tomatoes (andpeppers) in the home garden.Another thing that may help control the virus is to use black orreflective plastic mulches. Aluminum foil might be a suitablesubstitute, since these reflective mulches are expensive and hardto find. Even straw mulches may help a little.Keeping garden weeds under control may help, too, since they maybe a host for the disease.(Terry Kelley is a Cooperative Extension horticulturist withthe University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences.) By William Terry KelleyUniversity ofGeorgiaAmong the things that keep gardening interesting are eachseason’s new challenges. Some, however, can turn intofrustration. Tomato spotted wilt virus, for instance, has becomethe plaque of many gardeners over the past few years. Volume XXXINumber 1Page 3
Good work JANIEVE Russell of the University of Technology (UTech), and G.C. Foster College’s Demish Gaye shone brightly on yesterday’s final day of competition at the NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium. Russell, who had won the women’s 400 metres hurdles on Friday’s opening day, won her second title in fine style, clocking a personal best 51.17 seconds. Drawn in lane three, Russell covered her main rivals, Tiffany James and Dawnalee Loney of Mico University, very early and sprinted away from the field to win easily. James, 52.30 for second, and G.C. Foster’s Verone Chambers, who was third in 52.55, also clocked personal best times. Russell was very pleased with her performance. “I am very happy with my victory today. I was very confident going into the event, and this is a good sign for me,” she said, while praising her coach, Stephen Francis. Coach Francis had high praises for his charge. “It was, indeed, a good performance for Janieve, and to know that she ran a personal best just coming off a surgery,” said Francis. Gaye, the find of the season in the event, defeated a quality field, clocking a fast 45.57 and, in the process, broke the old record of 45.93 set by UTech’s Rusheen McDonald in 2014. Twayne Crooks (47.00) of UTech was second, with third going to Alvin Green of G.C. Foster College in 47.22. “It has been a very good season so far for me, and going to the recent World Indoor Championships as a part of the Jamaica team, has motivated me and I am looking forward to continuing the good work this season,” said Gaye. Oshane Bailey of G.C. Foster College completed the sprint double. Following his 100 metres win on Friday, Bailey pipped Kevean Smith of UTech on the line to take the 200m in 20.72 seconds. Smith did 20.77, with Everton Clarke of G.C. Foster, third in 20.82. Former Calabar High standout Michael O’Hara, now competing for the University of the West Indies (UWI), was fourth in 21.19. Shericka Jackson of UTech clocked 22.98 to win the women’s 200m ahead of teammate Shimarya Williams (23.33), with 100m champion Jura Levy of G.C. Foster College taking third in 23.48. The day started on a good note for the Mico University College. They picked up two wins in the first two finals, the women’s and men’s 1500m, through Samantha James and Alex Hutton. James, who won the 800m on Friday’s opening day, clocked 4:43.63. Hutton won the men’s event in 4:06.28. With the relays still to be completed last night, G.C. Foster College appeared set to take the men’s and women’s titles. • MEN: G.C. Foster College 126, UTech 83, UWI 81, Mico 38 and Exed 23 • WOMEN: G.C. Foster College 152, UTech 130, UWI 93, Mico 42, Church Teachers’ College 7.