Oh look, a new website!

A lot has changed here, marriage, babies, Covid, and a lack of concerts but still I hang on to this site❤️ I finally am in the process of changing themes and I’ll have to refresh content themes until I find myself back in the photo pit again. My Etsy site is as strong as ever and I’m still getting published through Zuma but I need to submit new photos and get back into it📸 It’s so hard to balance everything but I’m going to try!

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Steve Aoki is Returning to Detroit on 11/6/13! (Preview)

photoaokiAttention Party People:)

Steve Aoki is coming to The Detroit Fillmore on 11/6/13 so get your tickets before they are gone:) He is also joined by Waka Flocka, Borgore, Felix Cartal, Deorro, and Kryoman.

Go here to check out our previous Aoki Coverage: http://www.noizenews.com/?s=aoki

and here to join the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/462867353820915/

St. Lucia @ The Crofoot 10-18-13 (Review & Photos)

South African Jean-Philip Grobler’s band, St. Lucia, took over The Crofoot last Friday in celebration of their new album When the Night. St. Lucia is regarded as “up-and coming” in most music publications, and the sold-out Crofoot audience reveled in the chance to see Jean-Philip perform his new material live. Grobler’s stage presence was impressive which is to be expected because he’s been performing since he was a boy-a choir boy! Musically the group was on point as they displayed a full sound with remarkable vocals. For those new to St. Lucia, we recommend checking out these tracks:

  1. The Night Comes Again
  2. The Way You Remember Me
  3. Elevate
  4. Wait For Love
  5. All Eyes On You
  6. Closer Than This
  7. Call Me Up
  8. We Got It Wrong
  9. September
  10. Too Close
  11. When The Night
  12. Before The Dive
Members Live St. Lucia is:Jean-Philip Grobler
Patricia Beranek
Nick Brown
Ross Clark
Nick Paul

http://www.stlucianewyork.com
http://twitter.com/stlucianewyork
http://soundcloud.com/st-lucia

PHOTOS
Two Door Cinema CLub, St. Lucia, and Peace

Two Door Cinema CLub, St. Lucia, and Peace

Two Door Cinema CLub, St. Lucia, and Peace

Two Door Cinema CLub, St. Lucia, and Peace

Two Door Cinema CLub, St. Lucia, and Peace
Two Door Cinema Club and St. Lucia

Two Door Cinema Club and St. Lucia

Two Door Cinema Club and St. Lucia

Two Door Cinema Club and St. Lucia

Two Door Cinema Club and St. Lucia

Two Door Cinema Club and St. Lucia

Two Door Cinema Club and St. Lucia

Two Door Cinema Club and St. Lucia

Two Door Cinema Club and St. Lucia

Two Door Cinema CLub, St. Lucia, and Peace

Two Door Cinema CLub, St. Lucia, and Peace

Two Door Cinema CLub, St. Lucia, and Peace

Two Door Cinema CLub, St. Lucia, and Peace

Two Door Cinema CLub, St. Lucia, and Peace

Two Door Cinema CLub, St. Lucia, and Peace

Two Door Cinema CLub, St. Lucia, and Peace

Detroit Domination: White Shag @ PJ Lager’s House 6-8-13 (Photos)

By Alexis Simpson

Last Saturday night PJ Lager’s House hosted a party for The Pathetic Sounds of Detroit album which features 11 new recordings recorded specifically for this album by Detroit bands, recorded on analog tape, and pressed onto 12″ vinyl records.

The HandGrenades
The Ashley’s
White Shag
The ILL Itches
Citizen Smile
Patrick Davy & the Ghosts
Nam Kook & the Typhoon
Hit Society
The Bad Mics
Emily Rose

We were there specifically to check out White Shag because we dig bad ass rocker chicks, and wanted to check out the band that recently won the “Outstanding Hard Rock/Metal Group” award at the Detroit Music Awards. Check out the photos from their phenomenal set, as well as a few random photos from other Detroit groups playing that night!

Genre: Stoner/Glam/Garage Rock for the masses!!
www.whiteshag.com
www.reverbnation.com/whiteshag
www.soundcloud.com/whiteshag

PHOTOS
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag in Detroit
White Shag in Detroit
ILL ITCHES WARMS UP
White Shag 'n Friends
NAM KOOK & THE TYPHOON
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
LT. BAD @ NORTHERN LIGHTS LOUNGE
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends
White Shag 'n Friends

Slightly Stoopid @ St. Andrew’s Hall 3/10/13 (Photos and Review)

By Jacob Giampa

I first saw Slightly Stoopid last year when they played with 311, and I was hooked on them right away. They are now headlining their own tour. During their Detroit show, kids kept getting busted for smoking weed and the fans were throwing joints on stage for the band as well. Many positive vibes were being sent out by the crowd and you could tell that the band was soaking all them up. Throughout the show there were many genres of music being played such as reggae, rap, ska and some good old fashion Slightly Stoopid punk.

(Members: Kyle, Miles, Rymo, O.G., Dela, C-Money, Paul W.

http://www.slightlystoopid.com
http://www.twitter.com/slightlystoopid
http://www.myspace.com/stoopid
http://www.youtube.com/slightlystoopidtv
http://blog.slightlystoopid.com
http://flickr.com/photos/slightlystoopid/
http://slightlystoopid.cinderblock.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t like your personal outcome? Sue for a new one. (Society’s Slideshow)

By Dave Palmer

School is filled with pressure, whether it be from peers, extra-curricular activities, parents, an after-school job, the list goes on, with grades not the least of students’ concerns. Sometimes, a student cannot avoid being absent, and needs to make up an assignment. Sometimes, the assignment requires a measure of class participation or teamwork that doesn not necessarily equate to what the rest of the class did during school, but is still acceptable.

Bowen Bethards of California is one such student who had to miss school due to an adoption hearing. No big deal, because he told his teacher in advance that he would be absent and arranged a make-up date, right?

Wrong.

Bethards claims that when he arrived on the scheduled date for his make-up, his teacher Peggy Carlock (who no longer works at the school) refused to let him make up the assignment and instead told him that he would fail. Complaints placed by Laureen Bethards on her son’s behalf escalated all the way to the Albany Unified School District’s superintendent, Marla Stephenson, and resulted in a $10,000 government claim filed against the District by the Bethards last year. The district rejected the claim, but changed her son’s grade to a B. The Bethards say that the grade should be changed to an A+ because Bowen had an overall grade of 106% before the lab was missed.

Now, instead of trying to resolve the problem in conference with administration, Carlock and parents, the Bethards are turning to the courts to resolve the conflict. The Bethards are seeking unspecified monetary damages along with a change of the overall grade to an A+. Unfortunately (and mysteriously), Carlock could not be reached for comment.

This is unfortunate, because as an educator, I would dearly like to hear the teacher’s side of this. Did the student arrive on time for the make-up assignment, or did he come a half an hour late? Was the student confused about the agreed-upon make up date, and came a few days later? More importantly, how does one manage to complete more than 100% of required course material?

While I can’t answer the former two questions, I know that the fast and easy answer to the latter is through extra credit. Perhaps the student truly was an overachiever and completed every assignment and all the extra credit assignments. Another likelihood is that the student had a lower grade prior to being allowed to complete enough extra credit that it added up to 106% .

So if the math added up to 106% before the assignment in question, the only type of grade that might justify a deduction to B- or C+ is a midterm exam or final or some project that was worth 20% or more of the grade. (This is not uncommon for large projects or major exams) Did the teacher and student agree on a date prior to the time these grades were due to be reported?

As an educator, I would never set a date for make-up work that occurred after a deadline for grades. If a student responded that the date I proposed was not convenient and countered with a date past the grade due date, I would be sure to tell the student that would be impossible because of grade deadline and warn the student that if the assignment is not made up before that date, THEN it would become a zero.

The 106% overall grade also indicates that the teacher may have been accepting too much extra credit. This could have been under pressure from Bethards’ and other parents, or could be an ill-conceived attempt to provide an opportunity to help struggling students that ended up benefitting the students who didn’t necessarily need the extra credit more than intended.

My advice for Ms. Carlock and other teachers who want to offer extra credit, but not run into having to report to the school district a 106% overall grade, only offer extra credit to students who have all assignments completed and are still struggling. That way, you don’t have to allow students missing assignments to use extra credit to pull their grades to passing, and students who are doing well will most likely not ask for extra assignments based on this policy.

Hopefully, any idea that the Bethards are even remotely entitled to monetary damages based on a grade will be thrown out with great prejudice, and the teacher will be given the opportunity to either defend her classroom policy or agree to change the grade whether it be due to mathematical error or judgment error.

It is utterly ridiculous that this particular dispute could not be settled between administration, Ms. Carlock, and the Bethards outside of a courtroom. It is ludicrous that the Bethards seem to believe that they are entitled to collect punitive damages for a teacher’s decision. Moreover, it is disgraceful that these parents choose to question the professional integrity of Ms. Carlock in a court of law.

If the school district loses, this case will set a precedent for students to freely question the grade they earned and give them recourse to pursue a better grade in court regardless of their personal circumstance. If the school district wins, they are still out the legal fees, and are still open to challenge about the professional conduct of their staff despite the fact that the allegations proved false. Either way, the schools lose, and American students are once again told that if you don’t like your personal outcome, sue for a better one.

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/calif-student-sues-teacher-district-over-c-grade-190653943–abc-news-topstories.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for checking out my portfolio! I Just moved the link to better take advantage of a wide screen: Please click here to go to the new location. Gracias!

 

http://www.noizenews.com/alexis-simpsons-music-portfolio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALEXIS SIMPSON’S MUSIC PORTFOLIO

Alexis Simpson is a photojournalist our of the Detroit area with a focus on music photography. She considers herself a “color photographer” due to her preference for bright colors. Alexis photographs signed artists, but also keeps an eye out for emerging artists especially in the Detroit area. She created WWW.NOIZENEWS.COM so that she could have complete creative control over her photography and so that she could shoot only the artists she respects.

LINKS

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alexis.simpson

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Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/noizenews

http://www.twitter.com/alexismarie

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Slash
Slash
Slash
SlashIncubus
Incubus
Brandon Boyd of Incubus
Mutemath
Mutemath
My Morning Jacket
Zuma Contract photographer
My Morning Jacket
Danny Brown
Danny Brown
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
Breathe Carolina
Breathe Carolina
Mustard Pimp
Mustard Pimp
The Ruiners
The Ruiners
Neon Indiain
Neon Indian
Counting Crows
Counting Crows
The Counting Crows
Rise Against
Rise Against
Pierce The Veil
Pierce the Veil
Chelsea Grin
Chelsea Grin
Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra
Andy Hull of Right Away, Great Captain! and Manchester Orchestra
Slightly Stoopid
Slightly Stoopid
Linkin Park
Linkin Park

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park
Chevelle
Chevelle
Dropkick Murphys
Dropkick Murphys
Dropkick Murphys
Buzz Osbourne of Melvins
Buzz Osbourne of the Melvins
Pierce the Veil
Pierce the Veil
Puscifer
Puscifer
Chris Isaak
Chris Isaac
Jack White
Jack White
Jack White
Pixies
Pixies

Manchester Orchestra at Clutch Cargo’s (Review & Photos) 11/8/11

Members
Andy Hull
Chris Freeman
Jonathan Corley
Robert McDowell
Tim Very
http://www.themanchesterorchestra.com
http://www.twitter.com/manchesterorch
http://www.favoritegentlemen.com

Manchester Orchestra’s performance at Clutch Cargo’s was one of the year’s best. The intimate venue was packed full of fans that knew every word to each song. Andy Hull’s signature voice was in top form as he incited fans to crowd surf during heavier songs, and sing, sway and raise their lighters during the more mellow tunes. “Virgin” and “The River” were highlights from the night. I still can’t seem to stop humming the forlorn lyrics “I’m going to leave you the first chance I get.”