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This year, the 79th National Folk Festival continues its residency in Salisbury, Maryland.

Since it was first presented in St. Louis in 1934, the National Folk Festival has celebrated the roots, richness, and variety of American culture. The Festival was the first event of national stature to present the arts of many nations, races, and languages on equal footing. It was also the first to present to the public musical forms such as the blues, Cajun music, polka bands, Tex-Mex, Peking Opera, and many others.

Many colleges and universities around the country are starting their Fall Semester.

Students have begun moving into their dorms, participating in various campus orientations, and preparing for their first week of classes.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is no exception.

UMES is an HBCU—Historically Black College or University—situated on 1,100 acres of land in Princess Anne, Maryland.

The university is an 1890 Land Grant Institution and is a University System of Maryland Institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

  

In 1984, John R. Lamkin II recorded and released a self-produced album on vinyl called ‘Hot’.

That album, with the exception of one track, contains his own original compositions and arrangements.

Lamkin later joined the faculty at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore as a professor in the Fine Arts Department.

While there, he directed the UMES Jazz and Wind Ensembles, taught jazz history, and provided instruction to students learning to play brass, percussion and string instruments.

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Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.

It’s believed that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way the human brain processes pain signals.

According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. suffer from this condition.

75 to 90 percent of the people who have fibromyalgia are women and the disorder is often seen in families, among siblings, or mothers and their children.