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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 25: Living Color

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 25: Living Color

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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LIVING COLOR

Profile America -- Saturday, June 25th. Today is the anniversary of the first color television broadcast. In 1951, CBS transmitted the appropriately named program "Premiere" from New York City and through stations in Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia. By the end of 1957, while nearly 39 million U.S. households had TV sets, only 150,000 were color units. Sales of color sets caught up with those of black and white sets around 1970. Shortly thereafter, American consumers began preferring foreign manufactured sets, and in 1995, the last major domestic brand was sold to a Korean firm. What little receiver manufacturing remains is a $52 million dollar a year business in the U.S. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the 'America's Economy' mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources:
First broadcast/accessed 4/15/2016: http://history1900s.about.com/od/1950s/qt/Color-TV.htm
First color sets and sales/accessed 4/15/2016: http://www.earlytelevision.org/color.html
U.S. household TVs: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 796
Last major U.S. brand sold off/accessed 4/15/2016: http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2014-01-10/whats-new-in-television-more-tv-sets-are-being-made-in-the-u-dot-s-dot-a
Television receiver manufacturing/NAICS 3343102: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ASM/2013/31VS101//prodsvc~3343102

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).

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TALL HEIGHTS Announce Major Label Debut LP Neptune Out August 19 via Sony Music Masterworks

TALL HEIGHTS Announce Major Label Debut LP Neptune Out August 19 via Sony Music Masterworks

Stereogum Premieres New Song "River Wider"

"Spirit Cold" Over 5.6 Million Streams On Spotify

Catch Them Live On Tour

"In addition to finger-picked guitar, swelling cello and tight, prismatic vocal harmonies, "Spirit Cold" boasts a bold, airy drum part that propels the song through the peaks and troughs of the arrangement." - The Wall Street Journal

"Magical (and moving)" - Paste Magazine



NEW YORK, June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston progressive folk duo Tall Heights have announced the release of their debut major label LP, Neptune, out August 19 on Sony Music Masterworks. Neptuneis the follow up to 2015's Holding On, Holding Out EP which was met with critical acclaim from outlets like NPR and Wall Street Journal who compared their emotive harmonies and poignant lyrics to the likes of Simon & Garfunkel, Sigur Ros and Bon Iver. Of particular note is the track "Spirit Cold", the lead single from the forthcoming release which has quickly reached over 5.6 Million streams on Spotify. This week, Stereogum premiered the lush, winsome follow up single "River Wider". We encourage you to post and share here!

The multi-talented singer songwriters, composers, and instrumentalists featuring Paul Wright on cello/vocals and Tim Harrington on acoustic guitar/vocals got their start busking on the streets of Boston, growing up in a neighboring town in Massachusetts. Neptune is a far lusher construct than those early acoustic days -- along with pristine and emotive vocal harmonies, there's subtly chugging electric guitar and a spare descending bassline on "Iron in the Fire," ethereal synthesizers and a spacious drum part on "Spirit Cold," a brittle splash of percussion to open "Backwards and Forwards" and feedback created by two cellphones on "Cross My Mind."

The band is on tour all Summer through Autumn including an opening slot for José González. See full list of dates HERE. For a taste of Tall Heights' captivating live show, watch the band's stunning live performance of album single "Spirit Cold" HERE.

Tour Dates
6/24: Sturbridge, MA @ The Barn | Tickets
7/12: Middlebury, VT @ Middlebury Recreation Park
7/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
7/21: Belmar, NJ @ Songwriters on the Beach
7/24: Egg Harbor, WI @ Peg Egan Performing Arts Center
7/28: Greenbay, WI @ Meyer Theatre
7/30: Bayfield, WI Big Top Chautauqua | Tickets
7/31: Marshfield, WI @ Columbia Park
8/1: Chicago, IL @ Millennium Park Summer Music Series
8/20: Schwenksville, PA @ Philadelphia Folk Festival
8/27: Hunter, NY @ Doctorow Center for the Arts
9/14: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
9/15: Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
9/21: Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
9/30: Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
10/5: Washington, DC @ DC9
10/6: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
10/7: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
10/20: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
10/21: Chicago, IL @ Schubas
10/23: St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

Track Listing
1. Iron in the Fire
2. Spirit Cold
3. River Wider
4. No Man Alive
5. The Runaway
6. Infrared
7. Horse to Water
8. Backwards and Forwards
9. Two Blue Eyes
10. Cross My Mind
11. Growing
12. Wayfarers

Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait, Masterworks Broadway and Flying Buddha imprints. For email updates and information please visit http://www.masterworksmusic.com/

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For more info on Tall Heights give us a shout!
Sarah Avrin, sarah@girlie.com, 814-777-0709
Phoebe Wilson, phoebe@girlie.com, 562-773-5335
Angela Barkan, angela.barkan@sonymusic.com, 212-833-8575
Larissa Slezak, larissa.Slezak@sonymusic.com, 212-833-6075

SOURCE Sony Music Masterworks

Sony Music Masterworks

Web Site: http://www.masterworksmusic.com


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