The up and down markets from last year, took its toll even on Goldman Sachs, which is thought of as the rock star of investment banks.
Goldman posted a billion dollar profit during the last quarter of 2011. And while that may seem like a lot, it's 58 percent down. The AP reports that the profit follows a third quarter in which Goldman lost money for only the third time since it went public in 1999.
Red River Radio is hosting its 3rd annual Young Artists Competition for instrumentalists and vocalists age 18 and under. Winners will be invited to perform for a radio program to be recorded on May 13 at 5:00 p.m. at LSU Shreveport's University Center Theater. Each winner will also receive a copy of his/her professionally recorded performance. Students from Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas are eligible.
Interested music students should download and complete the application form, have their teacher sign an approval form, and mail with an audition CD to Red River Radio. The CD should be an unedited performance of the piece that the applicant intends to play on our broadcast, if selected. (CD performance should be accompanied.) Winners will be chosen based on ability, musicality, and suitability for Red River Radio's program.
*** Deadline for entries has been extended to 5 p.m. on April 20, 2012. *** All Entries Must be received by that time.
Download the PDF Versions of the application form and the teacher's approval form below, complete, and return with your CD. Send to: Red River Radio, P.O. Box 5250, Shreveport, LA 71135. Call 800-552-8502 with any questions. Contact us by Email Here
Until this fall, chef Molly Baz was working at an upscale Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City. But she decided to give that up to go on a road trip.
Molly wanted to learn everything she could about variations in American barbecue, so she planned a tour of the country's most renowned barbecue regions and invited her father, photographer Doug Baz, along for the ride. The pair documented their travels on their blog, Adventures in BBQ.
Eric Bachmann can't seem to stay away from music. The talented singer-songwriter first attracted mainstream and underground attention in the '90s with Archers of Loaf before introducing a new project called Crooked Fingers in 2000.
In many countries, it's a cinch to call a local restaurant and get a freshly-cooked dinner delivered, ready to eat amidst the comforts of home. But in many parts of the U.S., the home delivery menu is usually limited to pizza and Chinese.
Burger King is trying to expand that menu by testing home delivery of burgers and fries, building on its success with home delivery overseas, including branches in Mexico, Turkey, Brazil, Columbia and Peru.
When Slovene World Cup Alpine skier Tina Maze opened her racing suit Sunday to reveal her sports bra beneath to all those looking on in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy, it wasn't some kind of sexy strip show or joyous Brandi Chastain type of moment.
It was a protest.
Over a fuss being made about her underwear.
Not the bra, mind you, or the words she had written on it: "Not your business."
The single largest cattle show in the United States, the National Western Stock Show, is now under way in Denver. Fans roar overhead, keeping the air cool and the odors at bay, as Jeanette Fuller spiffs up her Black Angus — with product.
"High-strength hairspray, basically, just trying to get the hair to accentuate the good things about her and kind of cover up the bad things about her," Fuller says.
The U.S. Supreme Court has given an Alabama death row inmate another chance to fight his execution. By a 7-to-2 vote, the court ruled Wednesday that convicted murderer Cory Maples, "through no fault of his own," was denied the right to appeal because he was abandoned by his lawyers.
Maples was convicted in 1997 of murdering two friends and was sentenced to death. There is no doubt that he committed the crime; the doubt is whether he could have avoided the death penalty if he had been properly represented at trial.