VOL. 24 - NO. 12
MAR 24 - 31, 2019
PO BOX 13283
OAKLAND, CA 94661-0283

510.595.7777 FAX

Joint Forces Journal is published privately, and in no way is connected with DoD, the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard. This website and the printed newspaper are intended for the members of the Armed Forces and their families. Contents do not necessarily reflect official views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard, and do not imply endorsements thereof. The marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchases, user or patron for advertisers prohibited. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the publisher shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. Editorial content is prepared and edited privately, and is provided by the Public Affairs Office of U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard installations. Correspondence and material for publication should be addressed to: Editor, Joint Forces Journal, P.O. Box 13283, Oakland, CA, 94661-0283. Deadline for receiving articles and photos is 3 p.m. Monday for publication on Friday of that week. Joint Forces Journal editorial policy is to use bylines and photo credits where applicable and when submitted.

TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Welcomes Five-Time Grammy Award Nominee Gordon Lightfoot and Golden Glove Award Nominee John Cusack

Feb 15, 2019
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts has announced that it will welcome music legend Gordon Lightfoot as part of his “80 Years Strong Tour” on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, and prolific actor John Cusack as part of “The Backlot Project” on Friday, March 15, 2019.

After more than 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time musician greats. Lightfoot has recorded 20 albums and has five Grammy Award nominations. His songs have aired regularly for more than 50 years, earning him radio singles chart positions in North America achieved by few others. In June of 2012, Lightfoot’s legacy was further enhanced when he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and was honored for his role in defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. In his native Canada, Lightfoot has been decorated with the highest honors bestowed to a civilian including the Governor’s General Award and the Companion to the Order of Canada honor of merit. He has also won 17 Juno Awards—Canada’s equivalent to the Grammy Awards and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as well as the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.

With an impressive body of work spanning the course of four decades, John Cusackhas evolved into one of Hollywood’s most accomplished and respected actors of his generation, garnering both critical acclaim as well as prestigious accolades for his dramatic and comedic roles. In April 2012, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presented Cusack with the 2,469th Hollywood Walk of Fame star, honoring his long, ground-breaking career in film. As part of The Backlot Project, which brings the most beloved stars of television and film from the screen to an exciting and intimate live setting, Cusack will share stories from his career spanning roles in over 70 films, answer audience questions, and give a behind-the-scenes look into “High Fidelity,” following a screening of the iconic film based on Nick Hornby's English novel of the same title. A limited number of VIP seats will be available, which include a post-show photo op with John.

Tickets for both shows are available by phoning (707) 546-3600, online at lutherburbankcenter.org, or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa.

* * * * *

Photo caption: Gordon Lightfoot


TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENBT: “Falsetto’s” Could be Called a Perfect Musical about an Imperfect Family

Coast Guard Cutter Keeps Eye on North Korea During Patrol of East China Sea

“KITCHEN GOURMET” – Elements Truffles – Ayurveda Inspired Artisanal Chocolates

Army Scaling Back Recruiting Goals After Missing Target, Under Secretary Says

TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Air Force Pilot Brian Shul Returns to the Bankhead Theater for More Tales from the “Spy Pilot Chronicles”

New Navy Destroyer To Be Named After Medal of Honor Recipient

“KITCHEN GOURMET” – Gluck: “Snack Healthy. Be Happy!”

Marines May Practice Attacking Enemy Ships from Shore in Upcoming Exercise

USAF Academy Welcomes 9-Year-Old with Cancer as 'Youngest Cadet’

Army Launches New App to Help Reservists Find Each Other