My Morning Jacket Brings Out Pres Hall Horns For Prince Tribute At Jazz Fest [Watch]

first_imgThe full setlist featured a number of hits from MMJ’s lengthy career, including classics like “Mageetah,” “One Big Holiday” and more, as well as a number of newer songs from 2015’s The Waterfall, like “Spring (Among The Living),” “Believe (Nobody Knows)” and more. Check out the setlist.fm listing below:Edit this setlist | More My Morning Jacket setlists A few nights ago, My Morning Jacket surprised fans in Oklahoma City, OK with a trio of Prince covers, playing an emotional tribute with “Sign O The Times,” “Raspberry Beret,” and “Purple Rain.” Two of those songs, “Sign O The Times” and “Purple Rain” found their way into the setlist on the following night, and, by the time MMJ hit the Fairgrounds at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the band was primed and ready to deliver an enormously powerful performance.Not only did they reprise those two Prince songs in honor of the late legend, but the band called on the horn section from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in the process. In doing so, MMJ brought a flare of the New Orleans’ sound into the performance, adding an emotional level to the masterful performance. Watch both covers below, thanks to themeboudin on YouTube:last_img read more

Dave Schools, Duane Trucks, Marcus King, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, More Honor Col. Bruce Hampton In NOLA [Audio]

first_imgIt’s been one year since we lost Col. Bruce Hampton, the celebrated “grandaddy of the jam scene” who raised contemporary heroes like Derek Trucks, Jimmy Herring, Oteil Burbridge, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and many, many more as his musical children. Almost exactly one year after Hampton 70, the Colonel’s 70th birthday celebration and final gathering, a group of musicians banded together for a tribute show at The Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans during Jazz Fest.Starting around 2 in the morning, the core band was made up of drummer Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic), bassist Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), keyboardist/flutist Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), and guitarist/vocalist Jake Eckhart (Dirty Dozen Brass Band). During the late-night show, special guests rotated throughout center stage of the tiny room, which was roaring with energy and celebration. Young guitarists Brandon “Taz” Neiderauer and Marcus King were on hand, as well as guitarists Papa Mali and Eric McFadden, and Lettuce saxophonist Ryan Zoids. The setlist featured songs from Col. Bruce Hampton and Widespread Panic’s rotations, including Hampton originals and covers of Bukka White, Skip James, Howlin’ Wolf, Bobby Blue Band, and more.Thanks to Picklemic, you can listen to the full show audio below:Setlist: Colonel Bruce Tribute | The Maple Leaf Bar | New Orleans, LA | 5/3/18Fixin’ To Die*, Time Is Free*, I’m So Glad*, Smokestack Lightning%, There Was A Time%, I Got My Mojo Working%$, Yield Not to Temptation&, Compared To What&, Spoonful&ß, Basically Frightened>*&%, Lovelight*&%$*Brandon “Taz” Neiderauer&Marcus King%Papa Mali$Eric McFadden$Ryan ZoidsOne of Col. Bruce Hampton’s final products, before he passed, was an independent film, Here Comes Rusty, which officially debuted at film festivals in 2016, but never actually released to the public. Now, the film producers and cast want to bring that film to the finish line and give Here Comes Rusty the completion it deserves for the family, friends, and fans of Col. Bruce Hampton. Click this link to donate, and #DoItForBruce. Learn more about the film here.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s introduces new musical theatre minor

first_imgSaint Mary’s has expanded its list of minors to make way for the start of something new: a musical theatre minor.Specialist in costume design Melissa Bialko said in an email that she proposed the idea for the minor — which requires 17 credit hours — to her colleagues after years of polling students and alumnae.“I presented the idea to my wonderful colleagues after several years of polling alums, and after hearing many times that students were interested in such a minor,” she said. “My colleagues in music, dance and theatre were enthusiastic, and we moved forward, collectively agreeing upon the 17-credit hour music, dance, and theatre-based curriculum.” Bialko said she credits her colleague for the establishment of the minor.“Katie Sullivan, professor of acting, took all of our thoughts and composed our formal proposal, which was readily accepted by our friends on the Curriculum Committee and in Academic Affairs, who were necessary and helpful in this process,” Bialko said.Sullivan said in an email that her students’ enthusiasm propelled the minor forward.  “We have known that our students love musicals and that there is always a really high turnout when we produce one, so we gathered that the interest would be there,” she said. “We also wanted to promote the interdisciplinary nature of this theatrical genre, which is a definite underpinning to the liberal arts tradition and philosophy that Saint Mary’s is built upon.”Sullivan said the minor will feature a wide range of dance, music and theatre classes. “There will be an assortment of selected and pertinent courses in singing and piano in order to develop one’s understanding of the structure of music and to help in being able to sight-read as a singer,” she said. “As well, there will be selected types of dance technique that are frequently used in musical theatre productions.”The minor spans disciplines and trains students in the various components of theatre, according to Sullivan.“Also required are an introductory acting course, a more advanced one focusing on musicals and a course on stagecraft so that students can learn some of the rudiments of getting a show actualized and on its feet, in terms of scenery, lighting, props, costumes and sound effects,” she said.Dance professor Michele Kriner said in an email that students do not need to have advanced dance experience to minor in musical theatre. “All levels of proficiency are welcome, from beginning to advanced,” she said.Bialko said she feels the minor is important to the theatre program because it engages students in the arts.“I think [the minor] is a new way to draw interest into our arts programs,” she said. “This is a joint program for music, dance and theatre, and it allows arts students to enrich their academics in a way we have not been previously able to offer. However, we also intend this musical theatre minor program for students of any major or minor.”Bialko said students with an interest in musical theatre who may not want to major in theatre or the arts will find the musical theatre minor especially endearing.“We want the student who was active in theatre in high school or loves musicals or simply wants an arts degree to be able to fulfill herself without having to commit to a major in theatre,” she said. “While most theatre majors double with other programs — and we create an especially flexible curriculum in order to accommodate doubling in other majors — we fully appreciate that the theatre major is not for everyone, whereas our 17-credit-hour musical theatre minor should be readily completable by students in any field. This is truly for the business or bio student that adores theatre but simply does not have the time for another major.”Kriner said the minor will give students the opportunity to broaden their performance abilities and increase their knowledge for potential teaching careers. “Musical theatre has been presented onstage at Saint Mary’s for years,” she said. “This minor will give students more tools and experience in musical theatre that can broaden their ability to contribute to musical theatre as an onstage performer or perhaps at a school that they might teach at in the future or their community after college.”Sullivan said students will not need to have expertise in singing or dancing to minor in musical theatre.“[Students] will be learning how to do these things, and they will all start at different places with different strengths and weaknesses and different amounts of past experience,” she said. “All are equally welcome.”Bialko said she hopes students have fun with the minor and also gather necessary skills to propel themselves into graduate education.“I hope students gain an enhanced appreciation for the various skills needed for a successful life in the world of musical theatre, and I hope they simply have fun as well,” she said. “It is important to enjoy fun things and to enrich ourselves in terms of our passions, not only to move our careers forward.” Sullivan said students should not worry about their expertise as stage performers.  “It is performance-based,” she said. “But one can certainly be going through it with the idea of getting generally knowledgeable about musical theatre. … Starting very beginner is equally expected.”Music professor Nancy Menk said those worried about the required voice and piano classes do not have to be expert singers themselves.“The idea behind taking voice and piano is, even if you’re not a singer, you would learn how to talk to a singer,” she said. “If you’re working with a singer on the stage, you would understand what they’re doing. It doesn’t mean you have to become a great singer yourself. Just knowing how the voice works and what’s important to a singer will help you work with a singer.”Professor Mark Abram-Copenhaver said students who earn this minor will gain applicable life skills.“You pick up with the skills you come in with and we expand upon that,” he said. “It’s analogous.” Sophomore Sandy Tarnowski said she awaits earning a minor in musical theatre.“I feel more included,” she said. “Not many people appreciate musical theatre all that much, and to have a program that celebrates musical theatre makes me feel more included in the theatre program and at college in general.”Sullivan said she is happy to talk with anyone who is interested in learning more about the minor. She said the new musical theatre minor will teach students valuable skills, no matter which path in life they wish to pursue. “Theatre, in itself, teaches one how to be creative, imaginative, collaborative, analytical, how to compromise, meet deadlines, organize one’s tasks and how to communicate,” she said. “Our new musical theatre minor will be no different in that respect, and those learned skills will be applicable and needed in all sorts of careers and work situations in which one may find herself over the years. Theatre teaches a person invaluable skills and readies a student for so many different paths in life.”Tags: arts, minor, musical theatre, musical theatre minor, Theatrelast_img read more

Shining Path Communication Network in Jungle of Peru Jungle Destroyed

first_imgBy Dialogo June 15, 2009 The Peruvian Army destroyed a communication network used by the remaining forces of the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) organization in the forest valley region of the Apurímac and Ene rivers, better known as VRAE, local press reported. This week an Army patrol entered a terrorist campsite in the Vizcatán area, from which the Path is assumed to have attacked Sanabamba Base soldiers last Friday, resulting in one casualty and four wounded soldiers. Mayor Luis Balbuena, spokesman for the Pichari military post, told the newspaper El Comercio de Lima that “the terrorist groups have been demobilized due to the lack of communication they are experiencing, and it will be several days before they can re-establish it.” Balbuena confirmed that the military operation continued on Thursday in the area where the Path’s campsites were located. Although the Armed Forces state that there were casualties among the subversives, Balbuena explained that Path members “do not leave their wounded (or dead in the field)” for fear that they might be identified and interrogated. “Nevertheless, we know that they have suffered casualties,” he said. The military operation this week in the Vizcatán has left one soldier wounded by the shrapnel of an explosive thrown by Path members, the source confirmed. According to state information quoted by El Comercio, about 300 Shining Path members compose the main forces of the organization called the Shining Path Central Regional Committee, led by Víctor Quispe Palomino, aka camarada José.last_img read more

Matz to DOD: Don’t go loco on payday loan reforms

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Henry MeierNo one celebrates Cinco de Mayo like the Irish, so it’s only natural that NCUA Chairwoman Debbie Matz went to Ireland to ratchet-up her spot-on criticism of the Department of Defense’s well intended but ill-conceived proposal to cap most consumer credit at a military APR of 36%. The proposal sounds nice, but as she made clear in her speech before a gathering of the Defense Credit Union Council’s Overseas Subcommittee, it would do more harm than good when it comes to providing credit union services to members of the armed forces.As I explained in a previous blog, the military is concerned about continued lending abuses. It argues that there are too many ways to get around restrictions on Payday loans, vehicle title loans, and refund anticipation loans. Its solution is to cap the APR on most consumer loans to active duty military personnel at a military APR of 36%. That means that there would now be a regular APR and a Military APR (MAPR). The MAPR would be calculated differently than the regular APR. It would include certain fees currently excluded from the calculation of APR under Regulation Z.Just how restrictive is the proposed APR calculation? As Matz explained in her speech yesterday “We have done the math and found that when fees are included, many credit unions’ short-term loans would exceed the 36 percent Military APR limit. Unfortunately, the Military APR limit would be violated even using what we know are reasonably priced products designed to provide affordable alternatives to predatory loans.” This means that the payday loan alternatives offered by credit unions such as Pentagon Federal would violate these regulations. Is this a good thing? Only if you don’t want members of the armed forces to get access to reasonably priced credit. continue reading »last_img read more

A combination of cultural and historical heritage, gastronomy and sports? Well, that’s a great tourist story

first_imgHow to solve one of our main problems in tourism?The answer is simple, to offer quality, diverse, ie different and primarily authentic content. It is on this trail that a new tourist story is born in Istria – the bicycle race “My bicycle, my heritage”It is a combination of cycling tourism, gastronomy, cultural heritage as a new experience and content, ie an initiative ‘My bike, my heritage’ whose goal is for participants to learn about the history of the region and the untouched nature of central Istria through recreational sports.The Sports Association of the County of Istria in cooperation with the sports association Rog Cycling team is organizing a free MTB bike race called ‘My Sport Is Franja – My bike, my heritage’ on Sunday, 24.09.2017. which starts at 10.00 on the main square in Vižinada, and the program will be enriched by the performance of Istra Inspirita. The trail it will cross is the Parenzana route, a former narrow-gauge railway that many recreationists and nature lovers pass through today. During the route, they will be greeted by Istra Inspirit in one part, where the participants of the cycling race will be able to refresh themselves. ‘Istrian užance’ is a combination of music, dance and local ‘beside’ and Istrian customs.The goal is for the participants of the cycling race to get to know the natural, but also cultural and historical heritage of the Istrian peninsula, and for Istra Inspirit, the participants of the cycling race will revive Istrian customs in an experience called ‘Istrian horrors’. The result of this thematic cycling race will be a combination of cultural and historical heritage and sports, as a combination that will provide a different experience of inner Istria.My bike, my heritage – so simple and ingenious. It is an experience and a story that will be remembered and certainly the motive for coming to a tourist destination. It is fascinating how successful Istria is in attracting EU funds and how it packs it all nicely into a great tourist story. By the way, the entire project is organized as part of the European Erasmus + project, and other project partners are the Franja Marathon, My Sports Is Franja, the Grožnjan Mountain Bike Club and Triglav.Everything starts with the first step, so this great story about connecting trim, sports, culture and gastronomy, and I sincerely hope that this story will only grow and become a real motive for coming in the pre-season, and maybe this story and a positive example will encourage someone else to make a great blend of tourism, sports and culture, in some other way. Also, it is important to point out that not all events and stories need to be large, nor focused only on foreign tourists. Small and medium-sized events are also extremely important and make up the rhythm and soul of the tourist destination as well as those aimed at domestic visitors.You don’t always have to be terribly creative and look for some new “Big idea,” but it’s nice enough to put together and pack all the ingredients you have to get a great travel story. You know everything, content, experience and story are the main stars. Tell stories, our authentic stories.last_img read more

PREMIUMPalace operatives scramble to lobby labor groups over omnibus bill

first_imgForgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Log in with your social account Facebook Linkedin The fate of the omnibus bill for job creation — a key piece of legislation for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s sweeping economic reform agenda — appears to be hanging in the balance, with the State Palace struggling to get the labor unions on board the President’s ambitious project.Jokowi, whose coalition controls the majority of seats at the House of Representatives, has pledged to get the bill passed into law within 100 days after submitting the legislation to the lawmakers. The Palace, however, still lacks the support of labor unions that suspect the bill would undermine their rights, forcing government officials to revise the initial draft, keep its content from public scrutiny and delay its submission to the House.Presidential Spokesperson Fadjroel Rachman said the government would continue to engage labor groups to win their support for … Topics : omnibus labor-law labor-rights labor-union Airlangga-Hartarto Manpower-Ministry economic-developmentlast_img read more

Indonesia’s real virus death toll may be 3 times reported figure: Epidemiologist

first_imgAccording to Dicky, the death toll is a valid indicator of COVID-19 management in certain countries and regions. But he said Indonesia’s actual death toll could be three times the reported number.Read also: 160 deaths in one day: Indonesia sets bleak virus record“Indonesia should refer to the WHO [World Health Organization] definition of a COVID-19 death and should implement it in the country for our own sake,” Dicky said, as quoted by kompas.com on Friday.According to the WHO, a COVID-19 death is defined for monitoring purposes as a death resulting from a clinically compatible illness in a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case unless there is a clear alternative cause of death that cannot be related to COVID-19, for example, trauma. There should be no period of complete recovery from COVID-19 between the illness and death. A death due to COVID-19 may not be attributed to another disease, such as cancer, and should be counted independently of preexisting conditions that are suspected of triggering a severe course of COVID-19. Dicky said Indonesia’s more than 10,000 deaths were ones those that were confirmed.“Meanwhile, we do not count [the deaths of people with] probable or suspected statuses. If we count them all, we might see three times as many,” he added. (dpk)Topics : The actual COVID-19 death toll in Indonesia could be three times the reported figure, which reached 10,105 on Thursday.Dicky Budiman, an epidemiologist at Griffith University Australia, said that Indonesia had the highest number of COVID-19 deaths of any ASEAN country and that that the nation placed third in COVID-19 deaths among Asian countries. last_img read more

Fire victims get assistance

first_imgUpon the directive of Mayor JerryTrenas, the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) distributed foodand non-food assistance. The displaced families weretemporarily housed at Fort San Pedro National High School. The mayor himself also promisedfinancial assistance. According to the City Disaster RiskReduction and Management Office, a total of 28 houses were razed      by the fire – 24 totally damaged whilefour partially damaged. The city government thanked the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), private donors, Philippine Red Cross, City Health Office medics and as well as the barangay council of Gen. Hughes for their cooperation.center_img ILOILO City – The city government hasextended help to 37 families displaced by Monday’s fire in Barangay Gen.Hughes, City Proper. These are what remain of the coastal houses that fire destroyed in Barangay Gen. Hughes, Iloilo City on March 2, 2020. The displaced families are currently staying at the nearby Fort San Pedro National High School. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The 37 displaced families were made upof 166 individuals./PNlast_img read more

New Report Reveals Bullying Incidents In Indiana Schools

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – The state is releasing a new report that details investigated bullying incidents at Indiana’s public schools.A new law passed last year requires schools to report incidents to the state. The law does not apply to private schools.The data reveals approximately 9,400 incidents of bullying last school year. They are separated into categories, which were 44% verbal, 22% physical and 9% written/electronic. The rest of the incidents are considered social or a combination.Locally, the numbers varied by corporation and school. Administrators at Batesville Community School Corporation investigated a total of 19 bullying incidents in the 2013-14 school year.Milan and South Ripley Schools reported 28 incidents at each school corporation. At South Ripley High School there were 19 incidents last year.Decatur County Community Schools reported 19 incidents; Franklin County Community School Corporation had 7; Greensburg Community Schools reported 18; and Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools had 20.View the incidents here on the Indiana Department of Education website.last_img read more