May 2011

Best of the Fests 2011

By Jedd Ferris | 02 May 11
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Your guide to all of this summer’s festivals all in one place.

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Best of the Rest: 50 More Festivals for 2011

By Jedd Ferris | 02 May 11
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Photo: Roger Gupta The Blue Ridge boasts a full calendar of fests through the fall. May Beale Street Music Festival April 29-May 1 — Memphis, Tenn. This must-do fest in Memphis features 60 acts on 4 stages in scenic Tom Lee Park where Beale Street meets the Mississippi. Line-up this year includes John Mellencamp, MGMT,…

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Shorts: Outdoor News Briefs

By BRO Staff | 28 Apr 11
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Outdoor news from around the Southeast.

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How to Survive Bonnaroo

By Graham Averill | 27 Apr 11
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Don’t you think it’s time you made the trip? Consider this your Guide to Bonnaroo.

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Martinsville, Va.

By Jedd Ferris | 27 Apr 11
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The former furniture mecca and NASCAR hotbed is getting a new reputation for outdoor recreation.

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Rock and Forest: The Legacy of Chuck Leavell

By Jedd Ferris | 27 Apr 11
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Leavell and Jagger on stage. Photo: Stanislav Milojkovic Over the past four decades, keyboardist Chuck Leavell has remained the constant sideman to rock ‘n’ roll royalty. It started back in 1972, when Leavell joined the Allman Brothers Band. He’s since toured or recorded with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, the Black Crowes, and…

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Seeing Red

By Graham Averill | 27 Apr 11
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The Red River Gorge is famous with climbers, but hikers should make the trek too.

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Things Fall Apart

By Graham Averill | 27 Apr 11
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The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry…and that’s beautiful.

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Finding My Way (without GPS)

By Johnny Molloy | 27 Apr 11
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Should you carry a GPS or not? A veteran backpacker weighs in.

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Kitesurfing: A Board with Wings

By Skip Brown | 27 Apr 11
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Kite surfing combines paragliding, windsurfing, water skiing, and even skateboarding into one wild ride.

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Wild Adventure Races

By Jedd Ferris | 27 Apr 11
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Assemble a crew and brush up on your navigational skills. Adventure races blend multi-sport competition with backcountry orienteering for a full team experience in the wild.

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Home Away from Home

By Graham Averill | 27 Apr 11
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One size fits all? Not when you’re talking about tents. Check out these four new shelters, fit for soloists or big families.

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Touch and Go: Can massage make you faster?

By Julia Green | 27 Apr 11
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Elite athletes have relied on massage for decades, but recently the benefits of sports massage have been discovered by the masses.

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Fight Stress Like a Marine. Meditate

By Graham Averill | 27 Apr 11
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The Department of Defense is undergoing a series of studies to discover the practical benefits of mindful meditation, a secular practice that helps develop concentration, on combat Marines and Army Infantry.

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Fast Kitty: Underground bike racing goes mainstream

By Graham Averill | 27 Apr 11
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These small “alley cat” races are fly-by-night events on open streets, no permits, and very few rules.

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