Happy birthday to Philadelphia native Thomas Eakins, born on this date in 1844.

After studying in Paris, the artist returned to his hometown to become the most celebrated painter of Philadelphia’s landscape and culture. While painting and prizefighting might seem miles apart, Eakins was an avid boxing fan, and the city’s premier fighting venue, the Philadelphia Arena, was located just across the street from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, just as “Rocky” now stands outside the Museum. A meticulous craftsman, Eakins reportedly had models pose for every single figure in this complex interior scene.

“Between Rounds,” 1898–99, by Thomas Eakins


Trisha Yearwood’s New Single “PrizeFighter” impacts radio on September 15

Track from Grammy Winner’s 12th Studio Album features Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson

The gloves are off! Grammy Award-winning vocalist Trisha Yearwood’s new single “PrizeFighter” from her upcoming album of the same name will impact at country radio September 15th and celebrates the spirit of never giving up. Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson lends her voice to the heavy-hitting anthem, which was written by Jessi Alexander, Sarah Buxton, and Ross Copperman.

The song’s message hit home for the country superstar who identifies with the desire to keep swinging.

“I love how PrizeFighter makes me feel…like even when the odds are against me, I can do anything. It’s a message we all need to hear, and the track just plain rocks! I can’t wait for folks to hear it,” said Yearwood.

Last week, Trisha announced that her twelfth studio album, PrizeFighter will be released by RCA Nashville (details to be announced). The announcement coincided with the debut of season five of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen on the Food Network and ahead of the Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood, scheduled to kick off in Chicago, IL on Sept. 4.

I gave my everything
For all the wrong things
In this cold reality I made
This selfish war machine

Oh, this has become hell
How can I share this life
With someone else?
I promise you
There is no weight that can bury us
Beneath the ghosts of all my guilt

Here in the dark side of me

Dark side of me

Coheed and Cambria