We are pumped to announce that the May, 2013 issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine is on newsstands and online! The May issue is one of our most popular of the year for one reason: our annual Festival Guide. Once again, this year’s guide provides you with a listing of 50 of the year’s best outdoor festivals in the Blue Ridge. We have divided up the festivals into categories ranging from downtown festivals to the best in bluegrass to help you plan your summer festival circuit. Plus, we have the best festival gear, bands to watch, and of course our Southern Brew Guide that includes the finest summer seasonals from regional breweries and our favorite outdoor bars.Needless to say, this issue is packed full of everything you need to Go Outside and Play. Enjoy!Features2013 Outdoor Festival GuideSouthern Brew GuideStoriesA Running Feud: The Hatfield-McCoy MarathonChasing Waterfalls: Rappelling Bradley FallsWalk the Line: The Mason-Dixon TrailTeachers’ Pet: Trout in the ClassroomDesk Job to Dirt BagPlease Trespass: Private Property the Future of ConservationPipe Dream: Hiking the Keystone XL PipelineDebateKeystone XL Pipeline: Need it or Nix it?
Entertainer Miley Cyrus has been sued for US$ 300 million by a Jamaican songwriter who said the pop singer’s 2013 smash “We Can’t Stop” closely resembles a song he recorded 25 years earlier, and that she is infringing his copyright.Michael May, who performs as Flourgon, said his 1988 song “We Run Things” has been a favorite for lovers of reggae music worldwide since reaching number one in his home country, and that about 50 percent of We Can’t Stop comes from him.He accused Cyrus and her label RCA Records, owned by Sony Corporation, of misappropriating his material, including the phrase “We run things. Things no run we,” which she sings as “We run things. Things don’t run we.” Representatives for Cyrus and Sony have not responded to requests for comment. According to his complaint filed with the US District Court in Manhattan, Flourgon is also seeking a halt to further sales and performances of We Can’t Stop.
Gareth Bale made up for the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo by scoring twice to inspire Real Madrid to come from two goals down and win 3-2 at Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.Real managed to edge to the top of the table despite Ronaldo missing his first league game of the season with a muscle strain although they also suffered another scare before their Champions League semi-final next week with a suspected injury to Karim Benzema.Real had found themselves two behind within 14 minutes as Adrian Embarba scored from close range in the seventh minute before Rayo’s Venezuelan striker Miku pounced on more poor defending from the visitors.Bale started the revival, heading in from a 35th minute corner before Zinedine Zidane’s side drew level six minutes after the break through substitute Lucas Vazquez.Welshman Bale then completed the comeback nine minutes from time, collecting a misplaced pass from a Rayo defender before powering the ball past goalkeeper Juan Carlos.The victory put Real on top of La Liga on 81 points, but title rivals Atletico Madrid and Barcelona could surpass them after playing later on Saturday.Real, who had not lost to Rayo Vallecano since 1997 and had thrashed their city neighbours 10-2 earlier this season, missed Ronaldo, who strained a muscle in the 3-0 win over Villarreal on Wednesday.Still, the visitors nearly got off to a dream start as Bale hit the post in just the second minute, but Rayo soon imposed themselves with former Manchester United player Bebe setting up their first goal.advertisementHe took on Danilo and Pepe before rolling the ball across for Embarba to score from six yards out. Then a weak header from Raphael Varane allowed Miku to pounce.Bale’s header lifted them before the break but Benzema had to be substituted in the 42nd minute with a suspected injury, putting in doubt his chances of facing Manchester City on Tuesday in the Champions League semi-final first leg.The Frenchman was replaced by Vazquez, who headed home Danilo’s cross at the far post and it was Bale who had the final say, intercepting the ball and racing into the box down theleft flank to strike the winner.