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December 2007 News

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Click to enlarge The 98.9 WMMO Downtown Concert Series has become an essential part of the downtown Orlando music culture. For the past 14 years, residents have been invited to this free concert and street festival featuring top artists from the 70's, 80's, 90's and today.

The final concert of 2007 will be a special Bowl-A-Palooza edition, in partnership with the Champs Sports Bowl and Capital One Bowl festivities. JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS will perform a FREE concert Saturday, December 29th at City Hall Plaza located on Orange Avenue, between South Street and Anderson.

JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS will rock downtown and help start New Year's party weekend with great hits like "I Love Rock n Roll," "I Hate Myself for Lovin You," & "Crimson & Clover," just to name a few!

The special Bowl-A-Palooza edition of the 98.9 WMMO Downtown Concert Series will follow the Florida Citrus Sports Association's Orlando Citrus Parade, with concert festivities beginning at 4:00pm. Concert-goers will enjoy a variety of unique vendors and plenty of delicious food and ice cold drinks, making this one of the largest street parties in Downtown Orlando.

To kick start the concert, The Emily Stein Band from Orlando will pump up the crowd for JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS performance that evening!

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Legendary rocker JOAN JETT's favorite Thanksgiving dish is a Mushroom, Walnut and Rosemary Pate from Farm Sanctuary's Web site. As an animal rights advocate and vegetarian, the New Yorker is sponsoring the care of a rescued turkey at Farm Sanctuary's shelter. This year her lucky feathered friend's name is Luna!

1 red onion, cut lengthwise into thin crescents
2 tsp. minced garlic
1 c. sliced cremini mushrooms
1 c. sliced shitaki mushrooms
1/2 oz. dried chanterelles, soaked in 1/2 cup boiling water for 30 min.
1 c. red wine
1 tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. coarsely chopped fresh sage
1 tsp. coarsely chopped fresh thyme
2 tsp. coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground pepper
1 tbsp. nutritional yeast
1 c. walnuts, toasted
1 tbsp. tamari soy sauce
2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
2 1/2 c. water
2 tsp. powered agar-agar, or 2 tbsp. agar-agar flakes

Soak walnuts in 2 c. warm water for 30 min. Drain. Transfer nuts to baking sheet, bake at 350?F for 30 min., rotating every 10 min. until dry and browned.


Cultural Life JOAN JETT, singer

I'm reading I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj by Nisargadatta Maharaj. The real you is timeless and beyond birth and death. It is about self-enquiry. It looks at our issues and our problems. Why our mind and our thoughts ensnare us to such a degree. I find these books quite calming. I'm also reading Consciousness Speaks: Conversations with Ramesh S Balsekar. It gets me into a different mindset so I'm not attached to every little thing that happens. Another book, Be As You Are: the Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, is also helping me make sense of the world.

I usually see what is on TV rather than get out a film. I watch the news and cop shows: Law and Order and CSI. If I get lucky it will be something I love like an old Clint Eastwood Western. The good thing about these early Seventies spaghetti Westerns is that he always helps people who can't help themselves. The defining movie for me is Cabaret. I was 13 when I first saw it. It set me on a showbiz path. My songwriter partner, Kenny, will watch stuff like Live Free or Die Hard when he doesn't want to think too hard. We are sitting next to each other and he is shouting "Great scene!" and I'm immersed in a book saying "Kenny, I'm reading."

I have just been listening to Rage against the Machine very loudly as I was driving in New York. It is very heavy rock with rap elements. There is a great three-piece all-girl band Girl in a Coma who make eclectic rock music. They are big Morrissey fans and have been touring with him. One of my all-time favourite rock bands is Fugazi; they are not together any more but they are a template as to what to be as an independent band. They had commercial success during the 1990s while remaining on their independent record label.

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