Fresh off their incredible debut at The Capitol Theatre, Vermont based jam band Twiddle is keeping the momentum flowing with their exciting debut music festival, Tumble Down. Taking over the Waterfront Park in Burlington, VT from July 29-30, the festival will not only see four sets from Twiddle, but performances from a number of great acts in the jam scene.Today, the festival has finalized their inaugural lineup, with Nahko & Medicine For The People, Turkuaz, Cabinet, Kitchen Dwellers and special guest Holly Bowling. By integrating Twiddle’s fest with the Higher Ground annual Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, this is going to be quite the celebration!Check out the band’s announcement video below:Tickets are on sale now and moving fast, so get more info here! Check out the lineup poster below:
Darren Criss Kristin Chenoweth Criss also dished about the show’s upcoming special two-part 100th episode, which will see the return of a slew of favorite characters, including Kristin Chenoweth’s April Rhodes, Gwyneth Paltrow’s Holly Holiday, Dianna Agron’s Quinn Fabray, Amber Riley’s Mercedes Jones and more. “We had a great dance rehearsal last week and it was the first time I’d been in the same room as all those people. It was great.” View Comments When word got out that FOX’s hit musical dramedy Glee was moving to the Big Apple for the rest of the fifth season, the only thought that popped into our heads was, “So that means more Darren Criss in NYC, right?” Call us biased, but the City That Never Sleeps should just be nicknamed The City That Needs More Criss. Luckily, our favorite heartthrob opened up about what’s in store for Glee fans, what his long-in-the-works album will sound like and, most importantly, if he’s going to come back to Broadway. Criss told TheBacklot.com that he hopes his Glee co-star Lea Michele’s upcoming debut album Louder is a smash hit because he thinks she’s “a superstar.” As for his own debut album? “Mine will be a little different, it’s a different process,” he said. “I’m the nerdy rock musician who wants to make my nerdy rock and roll so I don’t know if it will be the same fanfare, but I’d like to finish it.” Yet, the How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying alum miiiight just have another plan for 2014… “Or do another stage show or do a movie. I’ll take whatever they give me.” WE’LL GIVE YOU WHATEVER YOU WANT. In an interview with TheBacklot.com, Criss said he’d “love” to shoot Glee in NYC and that he thinks the upcoming move will make a lot of sense for most of the characters—especially for Blaine and Kurt (Chris Colfer). “For Blaine, if he moves to New York…I would assume they’re going to live together,” he said. “Call me crazy, but when you get engaged to somebody usually that’s a good idea. So that will present a whole new structure to their relationship.” Star Files Lea Michele
Aurora, In. — Spring cleaning season is here and that means more than 90 percent of INDOT’s maintenance staff and over 100 volunteers will be out in force to pick-up litter along Indiana state roads, US highways and interstates this Friday, April 13.In the past, INDOT maintenance staff have worked with the Indiana Department of Corrections crews and together the joint crew has picked up 22,123 bags of trash in the past five years, with 7,346 being picked up in 2017 alone. INDOT spends an average of $5.8 million to accomplish litter pick-up every year on the state’s 11,000 center lane miles of roadway.“Keeping Indiana highways free from litter is no easy feat,” said INDOT Greenfield District Deputy Commissioner Todd May. “But we take pride in our roads and maintaining outstanding roadsides for motorists. We could not do it without our staff, volunteers and motorists doing their part to keep our roads clean.”INDOT asks that all drivers be aware of the work zones that will be in place along the many heavily traveled routes and to move over and slow down to ensure the safety of the individuals operating along the roadway.Litter Prevention ProgramsIn addition to maintenance activities, INDOT utilizes multiple distinct programs to minimize litter along the roadways. These programs include:Adopt-A-Highway: A traditional program that coordinates with community groups that provide trash and litter pickup on two-mile segments of non-interstate Hoosier highways. INDOT will place a sign on the portion of highway these groups adoptSponsor-A-Highway: Though similar to the Adopt-a-Highway program, it’s specifically for trash and litter pickup on one-mile segments of Hoosier interstates (and some high-speed highways not covered under Adopt-a-Highway). Rather than by community groups, the trash is picked up by a vendor hired by the groupsHoosier Gateways: INDOT staff facilitates individuals or groups interested in beautifying entrances to communities, cloverleaf or other interchanges, medians, roundabouts, or small segments of roadway by connecting them with proper community officialsAdditional information on these programs can be found online here.Preventing Litter on Hoosier RoadwaysINDOT encourages Hoosiers to prevent litter on Indiana highways and aid clean-up efforts. Here’s how:Don’t litter: Set a good example for everyone, especially children.Be responsible: Carry a litter bag in your car instead of tossing trash out the window.Put a lid on it: Make sure trash can lids are securely fastened. If you have curbside trash collection, don’t put lose trash in boxes or untied bags.Check on it: If you own a business, check dumpsters daily to ensure doors are closed.Report it: Report areas where people have illegally dumped garbage to INDOT’s Customer Service line at 1 (855) INDOT4U (463-6848)Adopt it: If you or your family is involved in an extracurricular group, encourage the group to adopt a highway. More details are online here.