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Weathercast by Tommy Stafford, Nelson County Life Magazine
Updated Sunday afternoon 2.3.08 : 1:30 PM EST
LISTEN TO OUR AUDIO FORECAST AND THIS WEEKEND’S FEATURED NELSON MUSIC ARTIST, JENN RHUBRIGHT, FROM ARRINGTON, VA
Photography By Henri Weems
For Nelson County Life Magazine Â©2008
Sunset Over Three Ridges
Thanks to Henri Weems of Rodes farm for the beautiful sunset pic over Three Ridges!
Click the image above for the ski and slope conditions at Wintergreen Resort.
Saturday’s High / Low at NCL-Nelson County Life Magazine in the Rockfish Valley : 58Â°/27Â°
Saturday’s High / Low at NCL-Wintergreen Nature Foundation on Devil’s Knob @ Wintergreen Mountain : 51Â°/25Â°
Don’t forget Nelson’s own Jenn Rhubright from Arrington is our featured music artist this weekend. You’ll be hearing live recordings from her first official show in her new gig with Jive Katze from the Gravity Lounge just this past December. You can read lots more about them below today’s weathercast.
The ice storm on Friday morning is now history. Most areas in and near Nelson saw a respectable amount of ice accumulation on trees and power lines, but for the most part the roads were in decent shape. There were a few exceptions as you worked into the higher altitudes. A semi lost control going up Brent’s Mountain Friday morning and had a tough time getting traction due to the icing. Some isolated areas lost electric power, but all in all Nelson faired really well. By late afternoon Friday peeks of sunshine even came out melting lots of the ice left hanging in the trees or on power lines. We didn’t even reach our daily high until late Friday when the sunshine finally edged the mercury to near 40Â°.
Friday evening expect some breezy winds behind the cold front as it makes it’s way off to the east.
By Monday chances for rain reenter the the forecast. Chances for rain stay in the forecast for the first few days of next week, temperatures become very mild by Tuesday reaching the upper 60’s.
Regional Current Surface Map via wunderground
And for those of you keeping score at home check the detailed numbers at any of our reporting NCL-Weathernet Stations for real up to the minute live weather data and detailed information including highs, lows, wind speeds, rainfall and much, much more, simply use the handy drop down menu on the upper left hand side of your screen.
Your Nelson County Life custom area forecast including: Love, Nellysford, Taylor Creek & Shipman
Sunday: Partly sunny & continued mild. Mostly cloudy by late afternoon.
* Highs Valley: 60-63Â°
*On the mountains: 50-53Â°
*Winds: S-5 MPH
*OVERNIGHT: Cloudy. Lows valley: 31-34Â° : Mountains: 29-32Â° : Winds: NE-5 MPH
Next week Monday, rain developing by late afternoon . Highs around 50Â° valley and mid 40’s mountains. By Tuesday temps warm to near 70Â° valley and low 60’s mountains. Over night lows generally upper 40’s to near 50Â° valley and mid 40’s mountains. No major cold weather is on the horizon at all next week.
As promised Jenn Rhubright of Arrington and Jive Katze takes us out with a cut from their collection. This one’s called Lover Man.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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According to the online urban dictionary a “Jive Cat” is “not the ordinary person you or your homeboys would hang out with”. And what has a less jiving, less hip and less swinging reputation than a “German Jazz Cat” anyway? â€“ Well, Jive Katze is not your ordinary Jazz band.
Jive Katze is the newest addition to the diverse Charlottesville music scene. They combine vocal jazz in the tradition of Billy Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald with contemporary forms and concepts influenced by Brad Mehldau, and Kenny Werner.
Jenn Rhubright’s intimate renditions of jazz classics meet the sensitive and versatile playing of German born pianist, Gerrit Roessler. Jenn contributes her unorthodox approach to music as well as her vast experience with rock and pop from her nationally acclaimed bands Clare Quilty and The Dirty Dishes. Gerrit on the other hand, has a background as a formally trained jazz musician and paid his dues playing mostly in Europe and the US with his award winning band Mars Attacks.
It is this difference, and the artistic tension that makes this project so interesting: Sometimes only subtly and carefully altering the divine masters, sometimes overhauling them drastically to create something entirely new. Although they are not a retro-jazz band that attempts to re-enact an alleged golden past, they are respectfully aware of the vast tradition of vocal jazz and are attempting to translate it into the world of today. The result is an intimate and energetic performance that is strongly shared by the audience during their performances.
Although Jive Katze is conceptualized as a duo, Jenn and Gerrit are frequently backed up by Bassist David Cosper from South Carolina and Drummer Granville Mullings from New York.
Jive Katze is not in it for the money. They play for their love of music. That is why they decided to support a non-profit organization that is dedicated “to revitalizing the music and cultural community within the neighborhoods of New Orleans by helping its tradition bearers return to and stay at home.” By financially and actively engaging with “Sweet Home New Orleans” (http://www.sweethomeneworleans.org) Jive Katze feel they are reaching out to a vast musical tradition and heritage on more than the mere artistic level.