Jacquie Hafner, a SPC professor of nursing, will be competing in the 3,000-mile Race Across America bike race starting this weekend in Oceanside, Calif., and finishing in Annapolis, Md., the Bradenton Herald reported. She’ll be a part of a team whose mission is to promote awareness and raise money for programs and services to the Arthritis Foundation.
American guitarist, songwriter and producer Steve Vai announced his official 2012 North American Tour this week and it will include a stop at the Palladium Theater on Aug. 16, according to TalkTunesworld.com. The tour supports Vai’s new solo album The Story of Light that will be released the same month. Vai toured with Frank Zappa for two years, started a solo career in the 1980s and has won three Grammy Awards.