Pinehurst Kids http://pinehurstkids.com/ Sat, 21 May 2022 22:48:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://pinehurstkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-1-32x32.png Pinehurst Kids http://pinehurstkids.com/ 32 32 Best Musical Dishes at Rock Hall Heritage Fair https://pinehurstkids.com/best-musical-dishes-at-rock-hall-heritage-fair/ Sat, 21 May 2022 17:03:26 +0000 https://pinehurstkids.com/best-musical-dishes-at-rock-hall-heritage-fair/

Despite rainy conditions, the Emancipation Season Heritage Fair recently got off to a musical resounding start at Rock Hall Freedom Park, Rock Hall, St Thomas.

Phoenix Steel Orchestra which included high school alumni Darryl Jordan played hits including the soulful “Beautiful Barbados” speak Party peopleimpact “How Much More” by John King and Mighty Gabby’s violation of social justice “Emerton”, among many others.

Master of Ceremonies Antoine ‘Daddy Brudda’ Williams, who kept the show running smoothly, recalled that this season’s theme of emancipation was “A Legacy of Resistance – From Riots to Reparations.”

The creative workshop at Pinelands which brought rhythm and lots of flavor to Rock Hall was quite a spectacle with crowds gathering despite the rains
to observe their movements.

Also sharing the stage was the poet Theo “Deo the Poet” Greenidge who performed his play “The rose that grew from the concrete”Akim “Cupid’s Stoned” Chandler-Prescod who played – “Family Affair” and Shamona Forrester with her play “Shipwreck of a Corpse”.

Adisa production coordinator AJA Andwele said holding the fair in the first free village was essential for the good of knowledge during the season of emancipation.

“This is an important event not only from a historical and cultural point of view, but because it takes place in the first free village where the Liberty Park is located. It is still a work in progress. It is a wonderful site and therefore it is important to organize the first heritage fair there,” he said.

“To have the first heritage fair held in the first free village that represents the freedom of our ancestors living in a space they can call their own was great,” he added.

In the second half of the afternoon there was a collaborative performance by Haynesville Youth Group and the Pinelands Creative Workshop in the form of percussion and dance.

Residents of Rock Hall Monarchy Music also performed original tunes which were well received by the crowd which grew even bigger as they took the stage.

Following their performance was the Multifaceted dance group who brought their artful moves, opening their set with the music of a national hero Rihanna and comments from Prime Minister Mia Mottley.

Seasoned performers Adrian Clarke, Betty B.Alex Cage, Jamal “J Slo” Slocombe, Anderson “Blood” Armstrong and Tony “Setter” Grazette closed the evening with excellent spouge performances. (SIR)

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Bi-Metal Bandsaw Blades Market Has Huge Demand Profiling Key Players – Simonds International, Dalian Bi-Metal, DOALL, EBERLE, Dsspc-sanda https://pinehurstkids.com/bi-metal-bandsaw-blades-market-has-huge-demand-profiling-key-players-simonds-international-dalian-bi-metal-doall-eberle-dsspc-sanda/ Sat, 21 May 2022 12:16:44 +0000 https://pinehurstkids.com/bi-metal-bandsaw-blades-market-has-huge-demand-profiling-key-players-simonds-international-dalian-bi-metal-doall-eberle-dsspc-sanda/

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Residents hope for permanent solution to flooding in Annie Lake Road area – Yukon News https://pinehurstkids.com/residents-hope-for-permanent-solution-to-flooding-in-annie-lake-road-area-yukon-news/ Sat, 21 May 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://pinehurstkids.com/residents-hope-for-permanent-solution-to-flooding-in-annie-lake-road-area-yukon-news/

As the higher than normal winter snowpack begins to melt, some landowners in the Annie Lake Road and South Klondike Highway area are already seeing a return of the water that flowed freely over their land on last spring.

The source of the flood appears to be Lake McConnell, just off Lake Annie Road. At present, it is not easy to discern where the lake ends and the property owned by Neil and Meagan Gillis begins. This is their second source on the property and the second that has seen meltwater pouring out of the swamp adjacent to their home.

High water pours down their driveway, saturating nearby land leading to dead trees and rushing near their house to pool alongside before flowing further down the slope. Ducks and at least one muskrat could be seen swimming just yards from their doorstep and an old shack they use for storage was flooded.

Neil said the government had discussed a permanent drainage plan which does not cross their property but instead redirects water into the Watson River. This would prevent him from following the route he took last year to the homes along the South Klondike Highway. Last spring, water from McConnell Lake overran the berm created by the disused White Pass and Yukon Line railroad, causing at least one property closer to the highway to flash flood.

Phone and email exchanges with government officials over the past few weeks have left Neil with the impression that the drainage work will not be done this spring.

“It was supposed to take place last fall, everything was fine. Everyone seemed to be on board. And then nothing happened,” he said.

Neil said earlier this year calls were made to local MPs and emails to the government’s Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) but nothing was done apart from a team examining the property forest fire management. The forest fire had helped with sandbags last spring. He said it looks like it’s all the help they can count on.

Neil said he has been advised that they are more or less on their own for this year and should consider putting a temporary dam in place, but he is concerned that any berms or dams they put in place will not push the water towards Annie Lake Road.

He says they are lucky because their house is on high ground and it would take a lot more water to reach it. With deep mud holes already formed on their driveway, he said he was worried about losing access, but they have reinforced the driveway and plan to re-do it when it dries up. Meagan said they are considering raising their access road and would have to install culverts if they do, but don’t think that helps the situation for properties at risk of flooding further down the river. hill.

EMO says they are still monitoring the flooding situation closely with site visits from Wildland Fire crews over the past week.

“On each visit, Wildland Fire Management teams assess water levels in the area and check in with potentially affected residents. According to our latest assessment, the waters appear to have started to recede in the area. We continue to monitor the area and work with homeowners to ensure they have the support needed to keep their homes dry,” an EMO representative said.

“We were encouraged to see property owners in the area taking individual preparedness measures, such as building berms and planning for potential flooding.”

The rep said there are fewer permit requirements in place for building these types of berms on private property than elsewhere, but work near waterways does require permits. They said residents should be aware of the impacts of berms or dams and seek help in designing them to mitigate risk.

The government also said it had not abandoned long-term drainage plans or other mitigation measures for the area. The government official said assessments are underway and drone footage is being collected to help inform planning. The results of this work are awaited before deciding whether the drainage work can continue this spring.

Contact Jim Elliot at jim.elliot@yukon-news.com

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Harry Styles is launching nine pop-up stores around the world to celebrate the release of his new album Harry’s house Friday (May 20).

Harry’s house will be temporarily located in Amsterdam, Berlin, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Toronto. Fans can experience and celebrate the new project with special activations and exclusive product designs – including city-specific album box sets, a limited album zine, t-shirts, hoodies, towels, hats and bags – only available at these locations. An exclusivity Harry’s house the orange vinyl will also be available at these pop-up stores while supplies last.

American Express cardholders will get one hour of exclusive early access for everyone Harry’s house pop-ups every day, as well as a limited-edition crewneck sweatshirt available for purchase, while supplies last. Learn more here.

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‘Harry’s House’ pop-up store in New York
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On Sunday, May 22 in London, American Express will team up with the superstar to give away 100 pairs of tickets, plus posters and T-shirt bundles, for Styles’ special one-night album release show at 02 Academy Brixton on Tuesday 24 May. Fans 18 and older will be eligible for a chance to win two tickets, on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. American Express United Kingdom instagram and Twitter social accounts will reveal the location of the giveaway on Sunday.

American Express has teamed up with the ‘As It Was’ hitmaker to offer 500 pairs of free tickets to the ‘One Night Only in NY’ show, which will be held at UBS Arena in Belmont Park on Friday.

The NYC, LA and London locations will be open Fridays from 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with early access for Amex Card members from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday May 21 and Sunday May 22. Harry’s house will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Amex Card Member Early Access from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, May 23 to Wednesday, May 25, pop-ups will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, with early access to Amex card members from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

All six other locations (addresses below) will be open Friday, May 20 from 4-9 p.m., with early access for Amex Card members from 3-4 p.m., as well as Saturday, May 21 and Sunday . , May 22, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with early access for Amex Card members from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Amsterdam pop-up address: Looiersgracht 60, 1016 VT Amsterdam

Pop-up address in Berlin: Rosa Luxembourg Strasse 2, 10178, Berlin

Chicago pop-up address: 400 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Dallas pop-up address: 2117 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75201

London pop-up address: 133-135 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG

Los Angeles pop-up address: 805-811 N La Cienega Blvd, LA 90069

New York pop-up address: 533 Canal Street, NY 10013

Parisian pop-up address: 43 rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth 75003 Paris

Toronto pop-up address: 501 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2B4

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NSB, the first group of Asian-American music, releases the single “you are my star” https://pinehurstkids.com/nsb-the-first-group-of-asian-american-music-releases-the-single-you-are-my-star/ Fri, 20 May 2022 13:03:00 +0000 https://pinehurstkids.com/nsb-the-first-group-of-asian-american-music-releases-the-single-you-are-my-star/

Exceeding their pre-save goal just hours after teasing their music, the highly anticipated North Star Boys single was written and produced by Olivier Moyco-founder of NSB.

K-pop has become a global phenomenon on the rise over the past decade and NSB is a pioneer across United States as the first Asian-American music group to make major waves in the music industry.

Group as a content group in August 2021, NSB quickly captivated a loyal following with its engaging personalities, social media content, and fan encounters. The 7 boy band and their manager aim to inspire and be the Asian representation in media they didn’t see growing up. Their latest public outing has fans also known as “Stars” flooding the streets of Times Square in hopes of catching a glimpse of the musicians – LOOK!

Making their music debut and releasing their first single as a group, NSB teams up with HITCO for worldwide distribution. After the release, NSB is scheduled to perform at The Roxy in Los Angeles.

You can follow NSB on TikTok, Instagram, Youtubeand Twitter

About North Star Boys
North star boys is the first Asian-American content group, founded in August 2021. In their first six months as a group, they exceeded expectations by gaining millions of subscribers across all platforms including TikTok, YouTube and Instagram. The 7-member group of best friends is made up of founders and brothers, Olivier and Sebastien Moy with Régie Macalino, Ryan Nguyen, Justin Phan, Darren Liangand Kane Ratan led by longtime friend, Tyler Bray. Coming together with a common goal in mind: to bring together and cultivate the most influential, creative and impactful Asian American creators to reach a common destination, the North Star, the young creators aspire to be the representation in the media that they did not see growing up. NSB collectively aims to inspire others and hopes to continue to do so as they transition into the music industry.

About HITCO
HITCO is a contemporary music and entertainment company, founded by LA Reid and Charles Goldstuck. The modern era music company formed in January 2018 is dedicated to artist development, content creation and cross-platform content. HITCO is made up of a roster of stars like SAINt JHN, Dixie D’Amelio and Outkast’s Big Boi.

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AAPI Heritage Month Inspires Beauty Collaborations  https://pinehurstkids.com/aapi-heritage-month-inspires-beauty-collaborations-%ef%bf%bc/ Fri, 20 May 2022 04:22:01 +0000 https://pinehurstkids.com/aapi-heritage-month-inspires-beauty-collaborations-%ef%bf%bc/ Following the beauty industry’s support for the Stop Asian Hate movement created last year, brands are expanding their involvement in Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with sales of special editions, advocacy and support for non-profit organizations.

The Celebrating AAPI Beauty box, for its part, includes products from AAPI-founded brands Cocokind, Fable & Mane, Glow Recipe, Hero Cosmetics, JinSoon, Live Tinted, Mount Lai, and Tower 28. At $100, the box is sold on each brand. website with $10 from each box going to AAPI advocacy organizations; these include Heart of Dinner, which combats food insecurity among the elderly Asian-American population.

Soko Glam, meanwhile, is offering a $60 “Then I Krave’d” tote bag with products from Then I Met You, Krave Beauty and Good Light. This is the second year in a row that the e-tailer has offered a curated box featuring the founders of AAPI. It donates 100% of proceeds to the advocacy organizations AAPI Seniors Fight Back and AAPI Women Lead.

AAPI-founded brands have a particular focus on organizations supporting seniors.

“We know that our seniors are the most vulnerable to racist attacks, both verbal and physical,” said Christine Chang, co-founder and co-CEO of Glow Recipe, referring to a wave of news of attacks on of Asian American seniors in the past. two years. This is the first year the brand has worked on a collaboration for AAPI Heritage Month, following a partnership with the organization Act To Change in 2021.

“All of the founders involved in this initiative are children of immigrants or first-generation Asian Americans and were raised by fiercely resilient parents who worked hard and often kept their heads down and their voices low” , she said.

Glow Recipe Co-Founder and Co-CEO Sarah Lee said, “We know that during AAPI Heritage Month, many allies in the AAPI community are very engaged and sharing our stories, so we were thrilled to present this collaboration at this time. We’re grateful for the tremendous support and conversation we’ve seen from our social media community, as well as many beauty editors.

Beauty brands supported AAPI Heritage Month last year following the creation of the Stop Asian Hate movement, launched in response to the growing number of anti-Asian hate crimes in the United States. According to data from the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, anti-Asian hate crimes increased by 339% last year. This is part of an overall 11% increase in suspected hate crimes.

For Hero Cosmetics, this is the first year that the brand has participated in an AAPI collaboration. The brand’s founder and CEO, Ju Rhyu, joined the brand after chatting with Priscilla Tsai, the founder of Cocokind, and Amy Liu, the founder of Tower 28, about a Lunar New Year kit they launched in January. A portion of the proceeds from the collaboration went to the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum.

The beauty founders have faced harassment for their advocacy on the issue. At a Jan. 25 Zoom event for AAPI creators hosted by the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and Cocokind, Zoom stalkers bombarded the meeting with anti-Asian imagery. Olivia Munn, who appeared in the virtual event, then opened up about the incident.

“We focused on high impact and engagement with the Asian American community,” Rhyu said. “Hero will do something every year to move the ball forward, in terms of opening up dialogue and conversation. I imagine how and what we do will be different every year, but we – and I – are committed to getting the job done. .

“We make it a point to continue collaborating with other AAPI-founded brands throughout the year,” Liu said, noting that the brand has also collaborated with other beauty companies like Good Light. , as well as with brands from other categories such as the cult chilli. Fly by Jing sauce brand.

“Given everything that has happened over the past few years and the increase in hate crimes against the AAPI community, Awareness of the Month is an amazing way for everyone to come together to highlight and celebrate our culture and heritage,” said Stephanie Zheng, Founder. and CEO of Mount Lai. This is the first year that Mount Lai has done an AAPI-focused collaboration.

Other brands are supporting the month through social media initiatives. Bloomeffects launched an AAPI Month social media campaign featuring Instagram Live interviews with the founders of the AAPI brand. It is also launching a giveaway featuring a box of 12 brands including Emilie Heathe, Everyday Humans and Pink Moon. A portion of May sales will be donated to the non-profit organization Gold House, which supports AAPI creations and multicultural representation.

Patrick Starrr created an AAPI Heritage Month makeup video featuring products from his One/Size brand for a makeup transformation on Oliver Moy, the lead singer of boy band The North Star Boys. Moy said he made the video because growing up, “there weren’t a lot of Asian Americans to look up to. There was a small handful. Nowadays, we want to be able to inspire by being the influence.

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Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong declare state of emergency https://pinehurstkids.com/grassy-narrows-and-wabaseemoong-declare-state-of-emergency/ Thu, 19 May 2022 16:47:44 +0000 https://pinehurstkids.com/grassy-narrows-and-wabaseemoong-declare-state-of-emergency/

Two First Nations communities in the area have declared states of emergency with severe flooding seen across the region, as well as a number of communities in the Fort Frances area.

Leaders of the Grassy Narrows First Nation and the Wabaseemoong Independent Nation both issued state of emergency notices earlier this week, allowing communities to access provincial assistance in the event of an emergency. flood.

Ministry of the Solicitor General spokesperson Brent Ross says Emergency Management Ontario (EMO), the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry have all deployed resources in affected communities.

“EMO is working with other provincial ministries and several Ontario municipalities that can offer support and assistance,” says Ross. “The Province will continue to work closely with affected First Nations communities and municipalities, the federal government and the [non-governmental organization] sector to ensure that all necessary resources are deployed to protect those affected by the floods.

The municipalities of Kenora and Red Lake have both been under a local state of emergency since May 10.

Other communities that have since issued local state of emergency notices include Marten Falls First Nation near Thunder Bay, Naicatchewenin First Nation, Seine River First Nation, Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation and Lac La Croix First Nation near Fort Frances, as well as Emo, Fort Frances, Conmee, Ignace, Morley and La Vallée.

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Simple Plan returns to its pop-punk roots for “Harder Than It Looks” | The mixer https://pinehurstkids.com/simple-plan-returns-to-its-pop-punk-roots-for-harder-than-it-looks-the-mixer/ Wed, 18 May 2022 15:30:00 +0000 https://pinehurstkids.com/simple-plan-returns-to-its-pop-punk-roots-for-harder-than-it-looks-the-mixer/

Pop-punk band Simple Plan are celebrating the new and the old by bringing their “Blame Canada Tour” to the Factory this weekend with Sum 41.

The Canadian group supports their latest album, “Harder Than It Looks”, and marks the 20th anniversary of their debut album, “No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls”.

Getting back on the road “it feels good”, says leader/bassist Pierre Bouvier. “We just started touring, and the challenge of going back on tour after you’ve been gone is remembering who you were on stage.”

He had spent the last two years of the pandemic at home as husband and father.

“When you do it again, it’s like, ‘Do you remember who I was? Is my alter ego gone or is it still there? I was nervous the first two shows. But then it was like riding a bike. The stress is gone. We’ve broken the ice. We’re even more excited than before.

The band is looking forward to touring with the new album, he said. With the music, Simple Plan looked at what the band is and what people expect. In the past, the group had been more experimental.

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“Harder Than It Looks” by Simple Plan


“I’ve been in a band for a long time,” he says. “You can doubt what you are doing. You want to change and evolve. You want to show people that you can do more than you have.

But those days have passed.

“Now I’m in a different, older, more mature place,” Bouvier says. “Let’s just give people what they want. What do they want from a new record? They want a record that sounds like Simple Plan.

That was the clear goal of “Harder Than It Looks,” the band’s back-to-basics effort with a slight twist.

“We scratched the itch to make a great punk record where we weren’t reinventing the sound,” he says. “If you’re a fan of the first two albums, chances are you’ll like this one.”

The new album features songs and lyrics that will hopefully resonate with listeners.

“We’ve heard (that) a lot of our fans and people who appreciate pop-punk and emo need music to help them feel better,” he says. “It’s something we worked on when creating the album – to let people know they’re not alone.”

Bouvier was more involved in the production of this album, “although I’ve always been doing a lot of that since the second album, being a producer in the background. I requested a production credit on this one. We recorded part of it at my house.

In 2020, bassist David Desrosiers left the band after allegations of sexual misconduct.

“It was definitely a bit of an adjustment, but we can still go on,” says Bouvier. Before that, Desrosiers had taken a long break after feeling exhausted, and the group was doing well.

“We went on without him for a year and a half, so we knew what it would be like,” says Bouvier, also a bassist. “I’m always ready to step in.”







Simple Plan debut album cover

“No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls” by Simple Plan


“No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls” will be graced with a segment on the show, mostly relying on singles such as “I’m Just a Kid”, “Addicted” and “Perfect”.

“We definitely tap into that nostalgia,” says Bouvier.

The debut album evokes memories of “sleeping in the studio and waking up in the morning to the smell of five guys. It was just awful,” he says. “There was a lot of work putting this record together. We worked our asses.

What Single Plan, Sum 41 • When 7 p.m. May 21 • Or The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard • How much $43.75 – $53.75 • More information ticketmaster.com

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Trio with Taiwanese wins Polish chamber music competition https://pinehurstkids.com/trio-with-taiwanese-wins-polish-chamber-music-competition/ Wed, 18 May 2022 09:45:00 +0000 https://pinehurstkids.com/trio-with-taiwanese-wins-polish-chamber-music-competition/

Taipei, May 18 (CNA) An ensemble consisting of British-Taiwanese violinist Ashley Tong (董奕纖) and two other musicians won first prize at the just-concluded 9th Johannes Brahms International Chamber Music Competition.

The Copenhagen-based Heathcliff Trio also won two special prizes in the competition held May 12-15 in Gdansk, Poland, for “the best interpretation of a Brahms piece” and for “a concert at the Gdańsk Music Festival in 2023”.

The band consisting of Tong, British cellist Sebastian Kolin and Danish pianist Jonathan Siahaan was formed in 2020 when the global COVID-19 pandemic began.

“Winning the awards is a big boost for a chamber music group that is only two years old,” Tong said in a phone interview with CNA after the trio returned to Denmark.

Regarding the first prize of 10,000 Euros (about NT$313,000) awarded to the ensemble, Tong said, “We have already decided to use this bonus for something meaningful for our trio.”

According to the competition rules, participants had to prepare a piece by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the semi-finals and a piece by Johannes Brahms in the final.

The Heathcliff Trio entered the final with the Brahms Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Tong said: “It was the first piece we played together when the trio was formed and it has been with us every step.”

“Once in a while we played it, and this time winning the award for best interpretation of a work by Brahms is a great achievement for us,” she added.

Tong said she and Kolin were classmates at Yehudi Menuhin School in the UK and had known each other for more than 15 years.

She met Siahaan at a music festival in Denmark, and the trio decided to form a chamber music group in late 2020. As a result, Kolin moved to Denmark, reflecting her determination to pursue their musical dreams together. , Tong added.

However, the ensemble was formed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic when most concerts were canceled and all music practice rooms were closed.

Luckily, they were able to overcome the effects of the COVID-19 crisis and shape their music into the form they wanted thanks to government grants given to students in Denmark, Tong noted.

Over the past two years, the trio have been invited to perform a series of concerts at festivals such as Oslo Chamber Music Festival, Hvide Sande Masterclass (Denmark) and JMI Chamber Music Campus (Germany), according to the band’s official website.

Additionally, they became the only trio to qualify for the final of the Royal Overseas League Chamber Music Competition last year, according to their Facebook page.

Born in 1993 in Taiwan, Tong started playing the violin at the age of 7 and moved to the UK to study at Yehudi Menuhin School at the age of 16.

After graduating from school, she studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Kunst Universität Graz. Currently based in Copenhagen, Tong is a student of Peter Herresthal at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.

Tong’s father is the former chairman of HTC Corp. for North Asia, Jack Tong (董俊良) and his brother Henry Tong (董子維) are also violinists.

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In 1974, he formed his own band with Chris Taperell (piano), John McCarthy (clarinet), John Costelloe (trombone), Wally Wickham (bass) and Lawrie Thompson (drums). The band enjoyed a long residency at Rocks Push, then Sydney’s premier jazz club. They toured extensively across Australia, before taking the international jazz scene by storm. At the 1976 Bix Beiderbecke Festival in Iowa, for example, the audience went wild. They had never heard anything like this: a non-American band playing jazz (originally from the United States) so much better than a lot of Americans. How, they wondered, was this possible? For international audiences, Australian jazz had arrived – and it was here to stay.

Bob’s band has toured America, Canada, South East Asia, UK, all over Europe. They even played in Tehran, in the days leading up to the overthrow of the shah. Back home, Bob was a household name; in 1980 the streets of a new housing estate on Queensland’s Gold Coast were named after Bob and the members of his band, an honor not usually given to musicians. Our house often hosted musicians from abroad: big names like Cat Anderson, Bobby Hackett (who ate cornflakes in our living room), Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, Oscar Peterson and many others.

Band leader Bob Barnard welcomed his daughter Loretta to Sydney after her five-week, 10,000-mile tour of the United States in 1976.Credit:Fairfax

As a solo artist from the mid-1980s until his retirement about five years ago, Bob toured the world – accompanied by his wife Danielle whom he married in 1993 – performing and recording with the biggest names in international jazz. He has appeared several times at all national and international jazz festivals, often as headliners. He even had an entire jazz festival named after him, the Bob Barnard Jazz Party, held annually between 1999 and 2008 in Melbourne. During his illustrious career, he has made countless recordings: under his own name, as a sideman or as a guest artist.

Bob often talked about career highlights, such as recording naked dance (1961) with brother Len; performing with Louis Armstrong on the tarmac at Sydney Airport in 1963; registration Music until midnight in 1980, where he was accompanied by a large string orchestra under the direction of pianist Kenny Powell; Do just having fun (1987) with singer Ricky May.

Bob Barnard plays Louis Armstrong's trumpet in New York.

Bob Barnard plays Louis Armstrong’s trumpet in New York.Credit:

It was an integral part of the iconic the Lord of the Rings series composed by John Sangster. Never underestimated, he recorded a reinterpretation of pieces from the classical repertoire with the pianist Julian Lee in 1979. He received the Order of Australia in 1990 for his considerable contribution to Australian music and his role as an ambassador of Australian jazz; in 2010 he was inducted into the Australian Bell Jazz Awards Hall of Fame.

In 2012, with his writer daughter Loretta, he wrote his pictorial memoir, which barely scratched the surface of a life well lived. Over the past few years, although his mind has remained razor sharp, Bob’s physical health has steadily deteriorated. Above all, he regretted not being able to attend the concerts of other musicians. He retained his sense of humor, however: the day before his death, he told a few jokes, always reveling in puns and the absurdity of life.

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Bob has mentored thousands of musicians and been admired across all musical genres. Since his death on May 7, 2022 from complications associated with prostate cancer, there has been an astonishing torrent of tributes from around the world, with people acknowledging his unquestioned influence and generosity of spirit.

A master musician, a gentleman, Bob is survived by Danielle; his children from his first marriage to Patricia Greig: Loretta, Tony and Adam; four grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and stepsons Marc and Philip Boass.

The musical gene, if such a thing exists, has been passed down to sons, Tony (guitar) and Adam (drums), and grandsons, pianists Beau Golden and Casey Golden. They say music is in the blood. Maybe they are right.

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