The Top 5 Music & Dance Bucket List Items for New Orleans NOLA (Infographic)

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When visiting a world-renowned music and dance destination like New Orleans Louisiana, widdling down a “must-do” list can prove to be somewhat of an impossible task. However, we’ve tried to get you the barest of bones, these are the basic of basic, items of things to check off your list when in New Orleans LA. And, in case the infographic doesn’t load, we’ve written out what those 5 things are right here.

1.) Attend Jazz Fest: Attend every day of (and eat at least 1 item from every food vendor at) The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Jazz Fest). Anyone can hit a single day or even a weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival but it takes real strength of character, a fair bit of money, and plenty of sunscreen to attend all 7 days and sample at least 1 item from all 74 food vendors on the fairgrounds.

2.) Club Hop The Marigny: Because many of the music venues in the famous Marigny Triangle don’t have a cover charge, club hopping along Frenchmen’s 600 block is not by any means “undoable”. Visit D.B.A. (offering more than 160 beers and featuring local acts that are a part of NOLA’s famous musical family), the Spotted Cat Music Club (a tiny club that delivers local music from brassy jazz combos to acoustic strummers), the classic Snug Harbor (where on Friday nights Ellis Marsalis, patriarch of the Marsalis clan, holds court upstairs), The Penthouse for the Buena Vista Social at The Maison (offering a high-energy mix of salsa, bachata, and reggaeton), & Mojitos (hosting a great lineup of live music and dance).

3.) Request a Tune for the Dueling Piano’s: You won’t want to miss checking out Pat O’Brien’s. Although now a franchised business and found in many states, the original in New Orleans is and was made famous for it’s Old French Quarter architecture, dueling pianos, & it’s contributions to what is now commonly known as a hurricane drink. This is authentic as it gets and more fun than most can handle.

4.) Parade in a Second Line: One of the best things about New Orleans is that sometimes, seemingly out of nowhere, a second line parade just starts rolling down the street. When that happens, you drop everything and roll with them. The “first line” makes up the members of the actual club and the brass band. Those who follow the club and band just to enjoy the music are called the “second line.” Dozens of different second line parades are put on throughout the year and range in size, the level of organization and traditions. But in all cases, they will include a brass band, jubilant dancing in the street and members decked out in a wardrobe of bright colors with the spontaneous energy of a block party. The parades are not tied to any particular event, holiday or commemoration; rather, they are generally held for their own sake (or in the wake of a funeral in historic fashion) and to let the good times roll.

5.) Hear the Church choir at St. Louis Cathedral: Religious music is far from boring in New Orleans and few cities in the world are as instantly recognizable by their buildings as is New Orleans by the St. Louis Cathedral and its position overlooking Jackson Square. Take in the St. Louis Cathedral Church Choir alongside the amazing Jazz Fest Shabbat at Touro Synagogue, the Trinity Church Organ Series, and the Soulful Voices Choir at St. Augustine Church to get a musical experience unlike any other.

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10 Amazing Facts About Your Teeth (Infographic)

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Everyone likes a fun fact list and we here at the office of Franklin Dentist Tate Eble, DDS are no exception. Check out the infographic we’ve created on “10 Amazing Facts About Your Teeth!”. And just in case the image doesn’t load, we’ve listed out the fun facts for you right here. 1.) 14 Million Gallons: That’s how many gallons of toothpaste consumers in the US buy per year. 2.) 38 Days: That’s how many days over the course of your life you’ll spend brushing your teeth. 3.) Milk: A knocked out tooth will begin to die within 15 minutes. You can extend the life of the tooth by placing it in milk. 4.) 2 Swimming Pools: That’s how much saliva you will produce over the course of your lifetime! 5.) Mosquitoes: Mosquitoes have teeth… about 47 to be exact. How’s that for unsettling? 6.) Fingerprint: Everyone knows that no two fingerprints are alike. But did you know no two tongue prints are alike?! 7.) Candy: Think candy consumption is a bigger problem with adolescents? Think again. 65% of candy consumption in the US is had by adults. 8.) Tooth Decay: Is the most common childhood disease. 9.) George Washington: At the time of his inauguration, he only had one real tooth. 10.) 7.347 Billion: The number of people that currently populate the earth. Still not as high as the number bacteria that live in your mouth!

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Atlanta’s Best Music & Dance Festivals of 2017

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If you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for the next best party. Don’t miss some of the greatest music & dance festivals Atlanta, GA has to offer. Grab your boo and make your way into the heart of the city. You won’t want to miss these. Trust us. And in case the infographic doesn’t load, we’ve written out the party info right here. 60 TONS: That’s how much sand the June 16th “Summer in the City… Where Beach Meets the Streets” will be dumping onto Decatur Square to make sure your summer kicks off right. Best part is… this year the gates are gone and admission is free! KOUMBASSA: Take in a concert and a class with the world’s most sought-after teacher of Guinea-style African dance, Youssouf Koumbassa! The 3-day Atlanta African Dance & Drum Festival continues to be recognized as the Southeast’s destination conference for the best in traditional and modern African dance. Hosted at the Covenant House Georgia Sep 28th-Sep 30th. 7 HOURS: That’s how many hours of live blues and bluegrass music you’ll get to take in at the Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival. A family friendly event with all the sights, sounds, and smells of classic southern BBQ at Harmony Park on Aug 17th. 4 DJ’S: 4 DJ’s bring house music to Grant Park this year on Sep 3rd. “House in the Park” has been lovingly coined as ”Atlanta’s Ultimate Picnic for House Heads”. “You can come with no food, no water, and no family and you will leave with a belly full, thirst quenched, and a new family.” JERK: Hold up, we’re not insulting you! We’re just referencing the “Atlanta Jerk Fest”! The only one of its kind in Georgia and one of the top rated Caribbean Festivals in the nation! Plan on getting down to reggae & dancehall music. 60,000: That’s how many show up for the “awe-inspiring spectacle of lights and sounds” that is “The Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade: The Largest Temporary Art Exhibition in the South”. The glowing procession of light, music, and color will illuminate the Eastside Trail on Sep 9th.

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5 of Memphis’ Most Unique Music & Dance Events

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Looking for a unique dance or music event in Memphis, TN? Don’t miss some of the greatest music & dance events Memphis has to offer. Grab your crew and make your way into the heart of the city. You’ll be glad you didn’t miss these. Trust us. And in case the infographic doesn’t load, we’ve written out the party info right here. PLAY THE DRUMS OR SWING ON THE POLE: Take in neon string lights, a smoke-filled hall, a light-up dance floor, an interactive drum kit and the famous pole at Paula & Raiford’s Disco. POP-UP OPERA: Every year for the whole month of September, Opera Memphis takes to the streets for 30 days of pop-up performances all around town. CHALK DANCE: Local artists and neighbors alike transform the Brooks Plaza into a masterpiece with chalk in hand at the Brooks Museum of Art Annual ChalkFest. Live music and dance performances throughout the day. LIPSYNC CHAMPIONSHIPS: Do you have what it takes to be a lip-sync star? You don’t have to be able to sing, just LOOK like it. LipSync Plus is a lip-syncing competition that pits local celebrities against finalists from the community. Winners perform live at the Hard Rock Café. BIRTHDAY BASH FOR THE KING: For three days, celebrate all things Elvis at Memphis’ Birthday Bash for the King— from sing-a-longs and tours to auctions and cake, this birthday bash is fit for a King – the King of Rock and Roll.

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From Wastewater to Drinking Water

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Recycling water is the process where wastewater is converted into water that can be reused for other purposes like irrigation for gardens and agricultural fields or replenishment of groundwater or surface water. In some instances, recycled water that comes from your bathroom fulfills certain needs in residences, businesses and industries or treated to reach the standards of drinking water.

When recycling wastewater into drinking water, sewage goes through advanced primary treatment where water is separated from large particles. It then enters the sedimentation tanks where chemicals are added to the mix to make primary sludge settle to the bottom and scum to rise to the top. Once water is separated out and 80% of solids removed, the remaining liquid is clean enough to be released to the ocean or subject to secondary treatment. In the secondary treatment, bacteria are added to remaining liquid/wastewater to ingest organic solids and produce secondary sludge that settles to the bottom. Tertiary treatment filters water to remove whatever solids remain, disinfects it with chlorine and removes the salt. For Indirect Potable Reuse, wherein recycled water becomes drinking water, tertiary-treated water undergoes advanced water technology, and then spends time in groundwater or surface water like a reservoir before being sent to drinking water supplies.

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How to solve the Problem of Indebtedness

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Debt has become a way of life for most Americans with the overall household debt increasing by 11% in the past decade. People who are in debt do not necessarily spend more than their means. The rapid increase in medical and housing costs has dwarfed income growth. Families are challenged to make ends meet that is why they have to turn to credit cards and loans. If you have high credit card balances, high interest rates and find out that you have very little money left at the end of the month, United Debt Services may be your best option.

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10 Facts About Asphalt You May Not Know

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We’ve put together 10 fun asphalt facts for your entertainment. And, in case the infographic doesn’t load, we’ve written out what those 10 fascinating facts are right here.

1.) 90% of roads in the United States are made of asphalt.

2.) Bitumen is the glue that holds roads together and is a byproduct of crude oil processing.
3.) 120 million tons of Bitumen are used every year to construct roads.

4.) King George V was still on the throne when asphalt began being manufactured in the 1920’s.

5.) Sir Christopher Columbus reportedly used asphalt to waterproof his ships.

6.) One layer of asphalt can last for up to 60 years.

7.) Asphalt can easily be reclaimed and reused making it not only 100% recyclable but also sustainable.

8.) Asphalt is also known as the quiet pavement.

9.) Asphalt does not leach petroleum.

10.) Asphalt can be used as an effective stormwater management solution.

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