Spectacular Emerging New Talent From Oregon!
(Nyah’s video filmed entirely in Florence, Oregon. For the official InRage Entertainment video, Click Here.)
Born in 2004 in Tualatin, Oregon, Nyah’s family moved to Paris, France when she was 2 1/2 years old for her father’s job. Her Dad, Scott, says “…she’s incredibly smart. I was in France for six months as an expat working for a U.S. based company before traveling back to the United States to get Nyah, my wife, and Nyah’s brother. Within two months, Nyah was speaking more French than I was!”
After two exciting (Nyah had a view of the Eiffel Tower from her living room window) and educational years in France (she started school two months after arriving in Paris), Nyah and her family moved back to the United States and eventually made their way to the small coastal Oregon town of Florence, where she has spent the majority of her 15 years. “I love Florence…I love the coast of Oregon…it’s my home”, says Nyah.
Upon moving to Florence, Nyah immediately started performing in local musical theatre productions, earning her way to her first “big” role at 10 years old as Flounder in The Little Mermaid. From there she was Gavroche in Les Miserables, and most recently she was Dorothy in The Wiz. Nyah began broadening her experience to larger audiences when she first sang the National Anthem at the University of Oregons’ Matthew Knight Arena in front of 10,875 people at just 11 years old!
She has performed for the Ducks over three dozen times since then, multiple times for the Portland Trailblazers and Eugene Emeralds. In November 2017, at 13 years old, Sony Music Writer/Producer and CEO of InRage Entertainment, Bruce “Automatic” Vanderveer saw a Youtube video of Nyah performing her cover of Pink’s ‘What About Us’ and also performing the National Anthem in front of 20,000 people at Portland’s Moda Center for the NBA’s Trailblazers.
Two months after first learning about Nyah, InRage Entertainment signed her as an “Artist in Development” with the intent to help Nyah perfect her music writing, vocal skills and stage presence, with the objective of having Nyah ready to release her first single in about two years. With Nyah traveling to InRage’s headquarters (known by InRagers as “InRage Manor”) near Burbank, California monthly, all it took was a few months for Automatic to realize Nyah was way ahead of the game.
Nyah recorded her first single, ‘Empty Spaces’, in September 2018, filmed the official music video in November, and released her debut single in February 2019. Nyah’s second single, ‘Flowers On My Grave’ went live in August 2019 and her third, ‘Midnight’, will drop on September 27, 2019. All three song were written by Nyah and produced by Automatic and the incredible team at InRage Entertainment.
Check out her first 3 tracks below, and then head to the links to be the first to grab your copies, available on all major platforms!
As promised! NYAH’s new single, Midnight!
Look for Nyah to drop her debut EP later this year!
KBOG is proud to support Independent Artists, especially such talented home-grown Oregonians!
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, September 25 – October 15!
During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.
Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their community.
Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) is October 12.
The term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. On the 2010 Census form, people of Spanish, Hispanic and/or Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or “another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin.”
Today, 57.5 million people or 18% of the American population are of Hispanic or Latino origin. This represents a significant increase from 2000, which registered the Hispanic population at 35.3 million or 13% of the total U.S. population.
Share in this special annual tribute by learning and celebrating the generations of Hispanic and Latino Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. For more information, click Here.
Stillwater Natives Nursery Plant Sale October 19th from 10-4!
Native plants for the south coast ecoregion of Oregon – Pollinator friendly, native, no chemicals. Propagated locally, genetically appropriate locally sourced plant materials. Resilient, evolved in place with wildlife, climate resilient, drought/ flood tolerant. After October 19th all sales will be by appointment until Spring flowers are ready to go, although checking out the nursery by appointment is always an option during the year.
We grow plants for here, place-based horticulture! Stillwater Natives Nursery is a small family operation just a few miles south of Bandon, Oregon. The science and appeal of native plants along with the great need for habitat restoration convinced us to open this business. This is a small nursery with plants grown to meet specific local demands on the south coast. Darcy Grahek has been gardening and landscaping with plants for over 35 years and has worked with mostly native plants since 2005. She is a certified Master Naturalist through the Oregon State University Extension Service and appreciates all the strong partnerships developed through service learning opportunities.
Our Vision – The purpose of this nursery is to provide resources to restore diverse flowering plants to their rightful communities; be that urban, suburban or rural landscapes. Pollinator gardens, hedgerows, meadows, and corridors are essential to the survival of many species and we need to build the care of such places into our culture. Making native plants available and easily accessible is a big step toward people using them. Humans have modified this southern Oregon coastal ecoregion beyond the scope of what some species can survive. Many insect and bird species could be the “Canaries in the Coal Mine” as we reach the tipping point at which some species begin to disappear. Progress will only be made with the recognition of the dignity of all species and respect that their place in this world is sacred, as is yours. We will take responsibility for the well-being of our environment and honor the ecological systems that allow things to remain balanced.
Thank you for being part of the solution when you choose native plants for your patch of earth.
Growing plants for people and pollinators of the south coast!
Check out the nursery, read about pollinators, see the available plant list and get contact info Here.
New Music From Across The Pond – Elbow with “Dexter & Sinister”
British rock band elbow return with ‘Dexter & Sinister’ – an exact seven minutes of new music, an epic melding of ominous, creeping grooves and deity denying lyrics that bursts into a sweeping second phase of lament and redemption.
The track was initially recorded at Clouds Hill Studios, Hamburg, a building crammed with old, beautifully preserved, analogue equipment that encouraged the band to experiment and play live in the room, an essential part of its genesis according to keyboardist and producer Craig Potter:
‘We haven’t sat around and played like that in a long time. The looseness in the track definitely comes from us playing live in the room and, on the second part, we decided not to play to a click to really allow the tune to breathe.”
The track takes its title from heraldry where Dexter (Right) and Sinister (Left) represent the two sides of an escutcheon bearing a coat of arms. ‘Dexter & Sinister is, in lyricist and singer Guy Garvey’s own words:
“A great, big, bewildered question dealing with my feelings on Brexit, the loss of family and friends and the general sense of disaffection you see all around at the moment.”
Two songs in one song, two countries in one country, divided by that ongoing question over the UK’s future, and hope at life and despair at death in equal measure.
The track features additional vocals from long term friend of the band, Jesca Hoop.
October is International Drum Month!
A Brief History of Drums – Drums—technically known as membranophones—may be mankind’s oldest instrument, dating back to when humans first learned to keep rhythm. Drums consist of a membrane (also known as a skin) stretched over an open-ended cylinder (also known as a shell) and struck with the band or a stick. Some drums have a skin stretched over the bottom of the shell as well.
Drums first appeared as far back as 6000 BC. Mesopotamian excavations unearthed small cylindrical drums dated 3000 BC. American Indians and the indigenous people of Peru, for example, used gourds and wooden constructed drums for their rituals, religious ceremonies, and various other aspects of their social life.
Before the modern era, the various drum-related percussion instruments were often played by different people. For example, the bass drum would be played by one musician with the cymbals and snare played by others. As music evolved, this became unwieldy and expensive. Various attempts were made to consolidate all these instruments so that they could all be played by just one person.
The modern drum set-up evolved out of marching bands as well as the vaudeville and jazz eras. The foot-operated bass drum appearing in 1909 courtesy of Ludwig & Ludwig Co. of Chicago, which freed up the hands to play other things for the first time. Experiments with various set-ups continued until the 1930s when a dance band drummer named Ben Duncan and a few others settled on a standardized arrangement of one bass drum, a snare, a raised tom-tom and a floor tom-tom.
The modern rock drum set-up in rock is called a “kit” which can come in many different and highly personalized configurations. Drums can be made from wood, metal and various synthetic materials such as fibrerglass and acrylic in a variety of sizes and weights. Each material and size comes with its own sonic properties. The sound of a drum can also be influenced by the thickness and material of the head. Tightening the head (i.e. increasing the tension) will produce a higher pitch. Tom-toms with heads on the underside can be tuned to create an even wider variety of sounds and tones. Other determining factors in the sound of its drum are the thickness, length and diameter of the shell.
Do you agree with this Top-ten list of greatest rock drummers?:
October is also Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month!
For millions of dogs, there’s something special about the month of October. No, it’s not holiday sweaters or Halloween treats—it’s the promise of a better life. You see, October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, which means it’s the perfect opportunity to help homeless animals in shelters all across America find loving, happy homes.
Here are just some of the many ways you can help us celebrate this important time of year:
Adopt. If you are ready to open your heart and home to an animal in need, please consider adopting a pet today. The ASPCA has a handy shelter database tool to find adoptable pets in your area. For local Coos County residents, you can Visit The Coos County Animal Shelter, Friends Of Coos County Animals or Green Hill Humane Society in Lane County.
Fundraise. What better way to celebrate your love of dogs than to host a fundraiser in their honor? Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for 31 Days of Rescue Dogs! All you have to do is post one photo a day of your favorite rescue dog for 31 days on your favorite social media channel using the hashtag #31DaysOfRescueDogs. Ask your friends and followers to donate $1 a day to your Team ASPCA fundraiser page in exchange for 31 days of adorable doggie photos. Just $31 can help provide food, shelter and the chance at a loving home for a dog in need.
Also, anyone who donates to your campaign in the month of October will receive a dedicated Adopt a Shelter Dog Month temporary tattoo—and as an additional thank you, we will send you a Team ASPCA tote bag when you raise $250 or more! Visit Team ASPCA to get started today.
Plus, your dog’s photo can be featured on Animal Planet! Submit your favorite photos here and they could be displayed during the special all-day marathon of Pit Bulls and Parolees on October 22 starting at 7 A.M.
Give. We understand that not everyone can adopt a dog this October, but the good news is that you can still help find loving homes for pets in need by making a gift to the ASPCA today. Your generous contribution will help support our rescues, grants and adoption programs, and will help us get so many more animals off the streets and out of harm’s way. To help us save lives during Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and all year long, please consider making a gift to the ASPCA today.
Live Culture Coast – October 18 – October 27!
(Binocular Girl photo by Justin Myers)
You’re invited to the first annual Live Culture Coast, a sensory celebration of fermentation, creativity & exploration, set along the edge of the continent, amidst the wilds and wonders of the Southern Oregon Coast.
Live Culture Coast isn’t a single event, but a menu of 75-plus hands-on experiences along 135 miles of southern Oregon coastline (Reedsport to Brookings) focused on art, food, nature and adventure. Hosted by the makers, creators, fermenters and entrepreneurs of the Southern Oregon Coast, the experiences take place at shores, trails, farms, towns, restaurants, galleries, and businesses. Come for a long weekend or a week. Sign up for one experience or five. To learn more and register, head over to liveculturecoast.com.
The events will include our own Bandon businesses Sage Place & Bandon Discovery Center, It’s a Shore Thing and Succulents 2, Cob Cottage Demo Site at SustainableU, Art By the Sea Gallery and Studio, Mother’s Natural Grocery & Deli, The Wool Company, Bandon Rain Cidery and Coos Boat Tours at C Dock at Bandon Marina.
Come and celebrate the bounty of our beautiful coast!
Alive After Five October 18!
Friday, Oct 18th is the last Alive After Five before the holiday season and it will be celebrating National Chocolate Cupcake Day. It’s a great opportunity to check out all things chocolate, from food & drink products to cookbooks to related merchandise (such as t-shirts & mugs mentioning chocolate, or chocolate-colored products). Alive After Five runs from 5 to 7 PM in Old Town Bandon and features art, music, food, refreshments and other activities.
A wine walk is one of the highlights of Alive After Five To participate in the wine walk, glasses and walking maps will be on sale for $10 at the glass picnic shelter on the Boardwalk when the event opens at 5 PM until 6:30.
The Greater Bandon Association organizes the Alive After Five activities. Proceeds benefit upcoming local public events in Bandon such as the Night of 10,000 Lights, Gorse Blossom Festival, Volunteer of the Month program as well as support GBA’s economic development initiatives. Call (541) 551-1663 for details.
Disney’s Mary Poppins Junior, October 18 – 27!
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins Jr. will be presented by New Artists Productions, Inc., a South Coast Youth Theatrical Group based in Bandon. The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it”. Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers.
This a 2-weekend event – October 18 – 20; 25 – 27, 2019 Friday/Saturday. Curtain: 7:00 pm; Sunday Matinee Curtain: 2:00 pm. Adults: $10 Senior Citizens (60+): $8 Children (K-12): $5. Sprague Community Theater, 1202 – 11th Street SW, Bandon.
Brought to you by New Artists Productions, providing theatrical opportunities for youth. For more information, Click Here.
Old Town Marketplace Farmers Market, Fridays and Saturdays 10am to 4pm through December!
No great Northwest town would be complete without a farmers’ market where shoppers can find fresh local fruits and vegetables direct from local farmers. The really good ones also feature local bakers, artisans, and more. Bandon is no exception! Shopping at a farmers’ market benefits the farmer, the consumer and the local economy – The food is fresher and healthier, and the money spent stays in the community.
Every Friday and Saturday from May through December, the Old Town Marketplace at 250 1st Street near the boardwalk is filled with local farmers, bakers and artisans, selling their creations. Shoppers can find fresh produce, sweet and savory cheesecakes, plant starts, jewelry, art, coffee, baked goods, and much more, including wine & beer tastings from The Shed and fresh fish from Farm & Sea. The market is open from 10-4, but come early for the best selections!