On April 14, 15, & 16, Ween rose the Boognish at Terminal 5 for the first time since Halloween 2011. Catapulting off an epic three-night reunion run in Colorado, and a one-night appearance at Okeechobee Music Festival, the band returned to NYC fully charged and ready to deliver. With a career-spanning 91 song run, Ween made an impressionable return visit to fans for the beginning of their festival-filled summer tour. Listen To All 90+ Songs Ween Played In NYC [Full Audio/HD Videos]On April 16, Ween opened their final night with a hard-blues “Strap On That Jammy Pac,” from 1991’s The Pod, which the group hadn’t performed together since November 30, 2007. Speaking to the Ween Appreciation Group after the show, Mickey Melchoindo Jr., aka Dean Ween, reflected on the run, saying “colorado was magical–you only get one shot at a reunion show, but i’ll take the nyc run, and especially tonight, from my angle—the layout of terminal 5 (although i know u don’t like it) made it feel like a church…of boognish. from the stage that’s how it felt for me.”Shared through Ween’s Facebook page, the video is captured from the side of the stage with a GoPro and uses soundboard audio. Enjoy:We have our fingers crossed for more videos like this!
This year’s third annual Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Festival lineup is chock full of bluegrass, funk, and americana/folk acts and is set to take place from October 13th-16th at “The Farm” in Eureka Springs, AR. The festival site rests with its back to the majestic Mark Twain National Forest, boasting 360° panoramic views in the hills of the Ozarks ; essentially the perfect setting for a lineup that includes festival hosts Railroad Earth (2 nights), Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Travelin’ McCoury’s, The New Mastersounds, Turkuaz, Larry Keel (Larry Does Jerry), Fruition, and many more (purchase tickets here).Festival organizers, Deadhead Productions, who also put on Highberry Music Festival at the Ozark National Forest’s Mulberry Mountain, are excited for this year’s lineup and festivities, during what is one of the most beautiful times of the year in the area. With attendance capped at 3000, attendees can expect a truly intimate festival and camping experience. There isn’t anything much better than the opportunity to enjoy some bluegrass and funk, surrounded by nothing but nature, while enjoying some barley-laced ales and libations.Beyond the music, Hillberry offers art installations, a wide spectrum of activities and workshops for children and adults alike, including tie-dying, yoga, rock balancing, and open forum discussions with headlining performers, and much more. Additionally, attendees can take a short hike to the top of The Farm to enjoy a beautiful shrine constructed in memory of the late Grateful Dead legend Jerry Garcia. A Eureka Springs based artist, known as ‘Ralph Shrine,’ and his team built the “Jerry Shrine” to commemorate one of the most inspiring musical artists of the 20th century; an artist whose band and musical legacy left an impact on literally hundreds of thousands of loyal fans that still resonates today.We decided to make a Hillberry Festival playlist on Spotify to help whet your appetites (and for your listening pleasure) with some tracks from the various artists appearing on this year’s lineup. Take a listen below and enjoy!For tickets and additional information about Hillberry, click here.Hillberry Harvest Moon 2016 Festival Full Artist LineupRailroad Earth (2 Nights)Greensky BluegrassThe Infamous StringdustersThe Travelin’ McCourysThe New MastersoundsElephant RevivalTurkuazLarry Keel (Larry does Jerry)FruitionThe Ben Miller BandSplit Lip RayfieldDirtfootThe HatrickArkansauceMountain SproutFriends of the PhamilySad DaddyThe Crescent City ComboJohn Henry & FriendsOpal Agafia & The Sweet NothingsThe Ozark TravelersSquarshers
Colorado funksters The Motet have released a new song, “Supernova.” The swingin’ new single comes after the release of last year’s Totem LP and features another soulful side of vocalist Lyle Divinsky, who’s passion for songwriting was first integrated into the band in 2016. Described by the band as a “brand new sexy disco funk party banger,” “Supernova” exemplifies The Motet’s agenda with their signature brand of world-class funk.The Denver-based act have been coming strong with the funk force since 1998, led by founder and drummer Dave Watts. With Joey Porter (keys), Garrett Sayers (bass), Ryan Jalbert (guitar), Gabe Mervine (trumpet), Drew Sayers (sax), and the fairly recent addition of singer Lyle Divinsky, The Motet come at you with a complete and unified sound, digging extra deep into the world of funk with flourishes of afrobeat and jazz throughout. This iteration of the band continues to prove why they are of the best in the scene in “Supernova,” which you can listen to below.The Motet are gearing up for their second headlining performance at Red Rocks Amphitheater on Friday, June 2 with support from Jurassic 5 and The California Honeydrops. Later in the summer, when Phish descends upon New York City, The Motet will extend the action on Friday, July 21st, with a late-night show of their own at BB King Blues Club & Grill (purchase tickets here). For a complete list of L4LM’s late-night Phish festivities, check our calendar here.[photo by Rios Photos]
For the 223rd Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises the weather was sunny, with a chance of fame.Onetime Supreme Court reporter Linda Greenhouse ’68, who gave the day’s oration, lent that idea some credence. Looking out over the Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) members assembled in Sanders Theatre, she said, “I’m speaking to at least one or two future Supreme Court justices — or at least I hope so.” Poet August Kleinzahler’s praise was oblique, but the idea was there. To the same audience he said, “You look like a clever lot.”The PBK Exercises, a tradition at Harvard since the 18th century, are an intellectual stereopticon, a dual taste of the literary. There is an address by a poet and another by an orator.Harvard President Drew Faust (right) chatted with Linda Greenhouse ’68, who gave the day’s oration.The New Jersey-born Kleinzahler, celebrated for his jazzy, modernist style, won a share of the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for his collection “Sleeping It Off in Rapid City.” Allen Ginsberg once described his work — often explorations of masculinity — as “chiseled.” Professor Stephen Burt called Kleinzahler’s poems “sometimes bitter, sometimes astonished.”Greenhouse, a PBK graduate of Radcliffe College, covered the Supreme Court for 30 years for The New York Times. The onetime Crimson writer won a 1998 Pulitzer Prize, was feted by seven of the nine justices at her 2008 retirement, and is now the Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence at a certain law school in New Haven.If the two shared one message, it was: Look at the world the way it is. Greenhouse declared she would defy the historic topic of PBK addresses at Harvard — policy — and talk about personalities instead. Among them: Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who was elected to PBK at Princeton but had no idea what it was; and Justice Harry Blackmun, a 1929 PBK graduate and the subject of a Greenhouse biography. He arrived at Harvard College in 1925, and for four years was too poor to go home on holidays.The New Jersey-born Kleinzahler, celebrated for his jazzy, modernist style, won a share of the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for his collection “Sleeping It Off in Rapid City.”Kleinzahler’s featured personality was his own: the reader of three poems shot through with merciless precision about the real world. First was the title poem from “Sleeping It Off in Rapid City,” which occasioned, by the way, what was surely the inaugural imitation of a velociraptor in Sanders Theatre. He delivered the poem’s “Kwok, kwok, kwok” with a raptor’s energy. Then came bitter sensory touches, like this view of the highway outside South Dakota’s Rapid City:Through the buzzing, sodium-lit night Semis grind it out on the Interstate Hauling toothpaste, wheels of Muenster, rapeseed oil Blessed is the abundance, blessed the commerceGreenhouse followed with an oration, “The Sentence and the Parenthesis,” which was blessed with an abundance of hope. Justice Thurgood Marshall died in 1993, removing the last of the court’s true liberals, she said — and the question became: “Would the court hold fast to its ideals?” Would those ideals become a “sentence” (primary) or a “parenthesis” (secondary)?“It is certainly possible to see a reversion to type,” she said of today’s court, which she worries is poised to curtail the spirit of the Voting Rights Act and of affirmative action. But here is the hope, said Greenhouse: “We’re living through one of the greatest civil revolutions” — a time when gays can marry and openly serve in the military; when a black man is president; and when a woman is the president of Harvard. Such notions 20 years ago, she said, “would have seemed highly aspirational but deeply fanciful.”Meanwhile, in this culturally volatile American age, said Greenhouse, “the country has never been more in need of the values of PBK.”The winners of the Alpha Iota Prize for Excellence in Teaching were also announced during today’s exercises. For more on the winners.
Deval L. Patrick ’78, J.D. ’82, former Massachusetts governor, gave his address at Harvard’s 364th Commencement on May 28, 2015 at Tercentenary Theatre. <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-flgIKTSIas” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/-flgIKTSIas/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> On a day of celebration and achievement, Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, told Harvard graduates he hoped they felt uneasy, unsure, and restless: uneasy about the planet’s big problems, unsure they know all they should, and restless enough to act.“I don’t want unrest in the streets. But I do want unrest in our hearts and minds,” Patrick said. “I do want us all to be uneasy about the grim realities of black men and families and the widespread nonchalance about poverty. I want us to be uneasy about the chronic desperation of communities some of us are just one generation away from living in; about the way we dehumanize the fellow souls we call ‘alien’; about the carelessness with which we treat the planet itself.“I want us to ask ourselves hard questions and to ask our leaders hard questions about the state of the American Dream, why the poor are stuck in poverty and why the middle class are just one paycheck away from being poor. And I want us all to be a little uncomfortable about how few of our comforts we share.”Patrick spoke at the Afternoon Exercises of Harvard’s 364th Commencement on Thursday. During Morning Exercises, the University conferred some 6,500 degrees to graduates of Harvard College and the Schools. The Afternoon Exercises, officially the annual meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association, also featured a speech by President Drew Faust, who cautioned the University’s newest alumni to be wary of the selfie generation of which they are part.The wider culture, abetted by social media, increasingly celebrates the individual and devalues collective institutions, Faust said.“As one social commentator has observed, we are ceaselessly at work building our own brands. We spend time looking at screens instead of one another. Large portions of our lives are hardly experienced: They are curated, shared, Snapchatted, and Instagrammed — rendered as a kind of composite selfie.”Though some say they’re being replaced by online education, universities remain essential institutions, Faust said.“Assertions about the irrelevance of universities are part of a broader and growing mistrust of institutions more generally, one fueled by our intoxication with the power and charisma of the individual and the cult of celebrity. Government, business, nonprofits are joined with universities as targets of suspicion and criticism. There are few countervailing voices to remind us how institutions serve and support us. We tend to take what they do for granted.”Faust reminded alumni that Harvard’s work is “about that ongoing commitment, not to a single individual or even one generation or one era, but to a larger world and to the service of the age that is waiting before it.”Other speakers at Afternoon Exercises included the president of the Harvard Alumni Association, Cynthia Torres, who welcomed the graduates into the University’s alumni community — 320,000 strong, and living in 189 countries. Torres also announced the winners of the medals awarded by HAA for extraordinary service to the University: Charles Egan Jr., Michael Gellert, Thomas Lentz Jr., Sandra Ohrn Moose, and Robert Reischauer.In his speech, Patrick recalled his childhood, growing up on welfare on Chicago’s South Side, as well as his time as a College undergrad in the mid-1970s, in the wake of the struggles over Vietnam and Civil Rights. Students then, he said, seemed hungry for something to protest. Thus came the march over cold breakfasts at Dunster House.“If we wanted an egg, we’d have to walk a block to Leverett House. Outrageous!” said Patrick ’78, J.D. ’82, to laughs from the crowd. “So, one spring morning, we marched on Leverett, complete with banners, beating drums, and scores of fellow students never before seen at breakfast time. We took to the streets over pancakes!”Patrick praised today’s students for their activism and for the causes that have won their attention: poverty, racial injustice, climate change.But action on those issues, he said, will require more than just protest. It will require sustained effort, and big ideas rooted in core American values: freedom, equality, opportunity, and fair play.Such values “are the ties that bind us across time and all sorts of mostly superficial differences and that have made America the envy of the world,” Patrick said. “As one great Israeli statesman puts it, ‘America is the only superpower whose power comes from giving, not from taking.’ Indeed, our greatest gift — to this poor black kid from Chicago and to strivers of every type and kind for generations — is reason to hope.”Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Address | Harvard Commencement 2015
Within the Saint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) is the Council of Committee Chairs (CCC), headed by senior Katie Stare and made up of 18 committee chairs and co-chairs who lead 12 different committees.Stare said the 12 committees encompass aspects of the College community such as alumnae, athletic, community, first-year concerns, food services, market research and media, mission, social concerns, Sophia Program, sustainability and technology. But one of the committees worth spotlighting, having established and accomplished noteworthy goals during the fall semester, is the international committee, Stare said.The international committee is spearheaded by co-chairs Catherine Sullivan, a senior, and sophomore Ruby Truong, who is an international student from Vietnam, Sullivan said.“As committee chairs, we arrived back on campus a week earlier than everyone else in August to work on first-year orientation, and even before that, we did group bonding time where we broke into groups and talked about our goals for the year,” Sullivan said. “Those goals are still posted in the SGA office, and we check them off as we go along.”Along with Truong, Sullivan said she recognized early in the year that the International Committee would focus on three major goals.“One of the first goals we worked towards was the diversity dinners, which bring together different cuisines and groups of international students to celebrate the diversity of our student body,” she said. “We wanted to have four or five the first year (this school year), which highlight different aspects of the culture that represents Saint Mary’s and also the tri-campus community.”Sullivan said the two diversity dinners held during the fall semester were very successful — more successful than she and Truong had predicted.“The Italian dinner, which took place in September, was the kickoff diversity dinner event, and then we had the Chinese diversity dinner in November,” she said. “They both sold out, so to speak, because each dinner is limited to 50 people, and we had some extras sneak in.”In the spring semester, Sullivan said the international committee has planned for a Tunisian dinner and a Vietnamese dinner to take place.“It’s great, because all of the food is either cooked by our students, by our faculty or is donated by local restaurants,” she said. “So we are also helping local restaurants in the South Bend community, alongside our international community.”According to Sullivan, the committee’s second goal for the year was to help the international students at Saint Mary’s make their way into the bigger community as a whole.“At Saint Mary’s, we have that issue that the international students are sort of on their own. Even at orientation, the international group is separated,” she said. “We wanted to work on integrating them as best as we could, so the Diversity Dinners work towards this goal — in that anyone can come to them, and it also teaches non-international students about other cultures.“At the Chinese dinner, we were actually taught about the seven different areas of China and the different cuisine that come with each region and why that happened and how that developed. One of our Fulbright scholars did the presentation on it, so that was really great.”The third and final goal of the committee is the International Buddy Program, which pairs each new international student with a returning student, Sullivan said.“Basically, you sign up to be a roommate for an international student and end up rooming with the person,” she said. “This way, the international students can easily feel a part of the community and have a friend base, which intertwines with our second goal.”This program will begin during the spring semester or next fall and will be organized under an application process and facilitated by the international committee and Residence Hall Association.“This will majorly help with the rooming situation for international students because oftentimes these students are juniors or seniors who get randomly paired with first-year students, and it doesn’t work out so well,” Sullivan said. “And single [dorms] are a bad idea because they don’t get to practice English or meet anyone.”Tags: international committee, saint mary’s, sga, SMC
There’s a new Prince of the Courtroom at the Ambassador Theatre! NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George will make his Broadway debut in Chicago on January 12; he is scheduled to play a limited engagement through February 28.George has previously made stage appearances in such works as Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man (Nashville Repertory Theatre), Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog (Amun Ra Theatre) and in the title roles of both Othello and Julius Caesar at the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. George won the Heisman Trophy in 1995 while playing for Ohio State University. That honor served as the prelude to a nine-year career in the NFL, which saw him lead the Tennessee Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV and selected to the Pro Bowl four consecutive years, finishing his career with the Dallas Cowboys.Chicago currently stars Bianca Marroquin as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. View Comments from $49.50 Chicago Related Shows
Increase competitive grant programs to address criticalnutrition, food security and environmental needs.Restore funds cut from the Expanded Food and NutritionEducation Program (EFNEP) and increase funding.Increase funding for institutions that serve minorities.Restore the $20.6 million in Cooperative State Research,Education and Extension Services programs cut last year. The subcommittee heard also heard testimony from Mel Garber, CAESassociate dean for extension; Clifton Baile, distinguishedprofessor and Georgia Research Alliance eminent scholar inagricultural biotechnology; Donald Reeves, supervisory researchagronomist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture AgriculturalResearch Service; and David Swayne, director of the USDA-ARSSoutheast Poultry Research Lab.(Cat Holmes is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) By Cat HolmesUniversity of GeorgiaTwo University of Georgia deans and others told of criticalfunding needs for the state’s research and extension programs in a congressional subcommittee hearing Monday in Athens, Ga.The UGA deans testified on behalf of the Georgia AgriculturalExperiment Stations and Cooperative Extension Service before theU.S. House of Representatives agriculture subcommittee onconservation, credit, rural development and research. U.S. Rep.Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), chairman, and Rep. Max Burns (R-Ga.)represented the subcommittee.Gale Buchanan of the College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences and Sharon Nickols of the College of Family and ConsumerScience said extension and research programs are vital to thehealth of the U.S. economy and its citizens. Federal funding,they said, is critical to maintain them.’Taken for granted'”America’s integrated agricultural research, extension andeducation system is the finest in the world,” Buchanan said.”(These) programs have been highly successful but are,unfortunately, taken for granted.””Taken for granted” has meant losses to reduced and stagnantfederal funding and rising inflation, he said. Over the pastdecade, land-grant universities have lost more than half of thefederal buying power that supports these programs.Nickols provided a graphic illustration.”Of the 242 counties designated as ‘persistently poor’ in arecent study of 11 Southern states,” she said, “91 are inGeorgia.” But the number of FCS extension agents to serve 8million Georgians in 159 counties is down to 45.FCS extension agents focus on teaching the most at-risk familiesabout food safety, nutrition and health, child and familydevelopment, financial security and housing.RecommendationsBuchanan recommended four ways to support extension and researchprograms.
Coal financing quickly drying up worldwide—analysts FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Financing for coal projects is drying up at ever increasing rates as more countries target zero carbon emissions amid an energy transition sweeping the world, participants at Asia’s biggest gathering of the coal industry said on Tuesday.The exit from coal by big international banks and government-backed agencies, which has accelerated this year, is likely to push coal companies to use offsets to get funding and listed ones to go private to avoid shareholder pressure as the dirtiest fossil fuel is increasingly shunned.With insurance companies, banks and other financiers pulling out of coal “we are seeing a real tide of all these forces moving in capital markets,” Lachlan Shaw, head of commodities research at ANZ, said at the virtual Coaltrans Asia conference. “What’s changed more recently is we have seen China, Japan and South Korea all commit to net-zero carbon emissions targets,” he said.Carbon trading and offsets will become important tools companies to get finance for new projects, so they “can go to the financial markets and say we have a package here that is totally offset from a carbon emissions point of view,” he said.Shaw said he expects more public listed companies to go private as shareholders focus more on the risks to investments from coal.Even cleaner projects such as a coal gasification plant in Indonesia under consideration by coal miner PT Bukit Asam will struggle to obtain finance, said Ben Lawson, vice-chairman of the Djakarta Mining Club and chief operating officer of PT Sandman Coal Indonesia. “Even though gasification is the cleanest way of extracting power or downstream product for coal, its still coal,” he told the conference. To get financing, “I think its going to be a hard sell.”[Aaron Sheldrick and Fransiska Nangoy]More: As more countries pledge zero emissions, coal finance evaporates
South Norfolk Jordan Bridge Most people are surprised to find such a unique piece of engineering tucked away in a corner of Chesapeake, making The South Norfolk Jordan Bridge one of Chesapeake’s true hidden gems. The two-mile round-trip walking path is a popular spot for locals to get out and about, and when you take in gorgeous panoramic views of the Elizabeth River from a 167-feet high bridge, you can literally see why. Whether you traverse the bridge on foot, bike or by car, it’s a way to enjoy the outdoors that is uniquely Chesapeake. Oak Grove Lake Park Chesapeake has miles of tidal and non-tidal waterways perfect for kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddleboarding. Whether you want to launch out with your own gear, rent a vessel for the day, or even book an excursion, there’s always a way for you to get out on the water. One of the best ways to celebrate changing seasons is to sample local produce. But, stay with us for a second, what if instead of local produce, you sampled local beer? Big Ugly Brewing and The Garage Brewery are Chesapeake breweries with unique, local and seasonal beers on tap. It’s not just their “gotta try” beverages like Big Ugly’s S’mores Brown Ale or The Garage’s Sunkissed Strawberry Blonde that makes both of these spots worth the visit. They also present opportunities to celebrate local, open spaces that allow the community to thrive and come together while still being safe and mindful of others. Whether it’s a weeklong vacation or a quick day trip, the fall season in Virginia evokes a desire in all of us to just hop in the car and explore the amazing locations this state has to offer. In other places, people might call this strong need for travel Wanderlust, but here in Chesapeake, Virginia, we call it WanderLove. Easily accessible from Richmond and NOVA via I-64 and the rest of Coastal Virginia via US-158, it is impossible not to fall in love with Chesapeake in autumn. Walk through any of the beautiful parks and you’ll see vibrant leaves changing colors and waving in the crisp air. Visit one of our amazing cafes or restaurants and sample delicious ciders and craft hot chocolate. Talk to any local and hear about the magic of slipping on a comfy sweater and visiting a working farm. There are so many things to do – check out why Chesapeake is a perfect road trip destination to WanderLove this fall. The great outdoors has been a saving grace for so many of us in 2020, and Chesapeake’s parks and trails are some of the best Virginia has to offer. With miles of walking paths and acres of green space, there really is something for everyone. Now is the perfect time to hop in the car, road trip to Chesapeake and let the WanderLove take hold. What better way to wrap up your WanderLove experience than by stopping by Chesapeake’s LOVEworks sign at Courtyard Square Park. There are almost 100 LOVEworks signs all over Virginia, and every one of them is different. Chesapeake’s sign celebrates local wildlife, with each letter representing a different indigenous species. Take a selfie or pose with your friends and family to commemorate the time you spent exploring. Waterways South Norfolk Jordan Bridge Breweries and Tasting Rooms There’s a reason why professional guide Kevin Fonda of Adventure Kayak Tours calls the route through Chesapeake’s Northwest River Natural Area Preserve the “paddle of paradise.” These beautiful, cypress-tree speckled waterways, like the ones you’ll find at the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail and Elizabeth River Park, display a natural beauty that can hold their own against any nature preserve in the world. Restaurant Week In between hiking, kayaking and sampling local beverages, you’re going to build up an appetite. Chesapeake is regionally famous for its food scene, and with Restaurant Week coming up October 16-23, there’s never been a better time to indulge. From fine dining over seafood and steaks, to authentic Caribbean cuisine and woodfired pizzas, Chesapeake’s most delicious restaurants are offering prix fixe menus in socially distanced settings for lunch and dinner. LoveWorks Sign Big Ugly Brewing Nature Trails You can grab your bike and peddle the 16-mile bike loop at the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, which is also great for kids due to its lack of elevation, or experience history when you visit the recently opened Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Museum. Take in the manicured, themed gardens of the Chesapeake Arboretum or simply enjoy the present with a mindful walk in any of the natural escapes you can find scattered throughout town. Grilled salmon food photography recipe idea