For over 100 million years Sea Turtles have roamed the oceans, providing a vital link in marine and shoreline ecosystems. From leatherbacks to loggerheads, six of the seven species of sea turtles are threatened or endangered at the hand of humans. Sadly, the fact is that they face many dangers as they travel the seas — including accidental capture and entanglement in fishing gear (also known as bycatch), the loss of nesting and feeding sites to coastal development, intentional hunting (poaching), and ocean pollution.
Icelandic-language rock has never been on the forefront of popularity, but Sigur Rós seems to be the exception. With their ethereal sound and light spectacle live performances, knowing what the lyrics mean is secondary or perhaps not even relevant at all.
Sigur Rós’ seventh full-length, Kveikur, begins with a quiet bang. There is this soft static in the distance, and then there is a huge crescendo into fortississimo using industrial, distorted bass. The first 20 seconds of Kveikur is unnerving and menacing, but it sets the tone well for the album. The opening track “Brennisteinn” is a muddled, abrasive, and at nearly eight minutes long, it’s one of the boldest and mystifying tracks Sigur Rós has ever put on a record.
Keeping kids active and engaged over the long hot summer is a challenge most parents face. The Foosaner Art Museum offers a Summer camp for kids that exposes them to art appreciation and allows them to try their hand at various mixed mediums. The camp has an overall theme: Have Art Will Travel, exploring different cultures and their contributions to art. The art classes are taught by local Artists, Art educators and aides with a student teacher ratio of 10 to 1 or less. The ages range from 3 years old through 6th grade. Students are taught an appreciation for art and Museum etiquette.