Archive - 2012 - Outlook
Jake Shimabukuro believes music is the greatest gift, and the ukulele is the friendliest way to present that gift to the world.
Jake Shimabukuroâ€™s life is centered on the ukulele â€” itâ€™s been that way since he was 4 and picked up a â€śuke.â€ť
â€śMy mom played and taught me my first few chords,â€ť Shimabukuro said. â€śI started strumming mainly traditional Hawaiian music has a child.â€ť
Later, though, Shimabukuro enjoyed the challenge of trying to play other styles of music on the four string, two octave instrument, such as jazz, classical or rock.
Frigid temperatures and fresh snow greeted 2012 in the North Carolina mountains. While the ski resorts donâ€™t encourage folks to call in to work sick, skiing conditions are excellent. Heed the frostbite warnings, though.
Hereâ€™s a look at three ski resorts.
Appalachian Ski Mountain