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Members Of Biscuits, UM, Lotus, & The Motet Add Jen Hartswick & Natalie Cressman To BCA Supergroup

first_imgIn less than two weeks, Brooklyn Comes Alive will arrive, bringing a bevy of unique super groups, tribute sets, and one-time-only jam sessions that the festival has become known for. This year, there will be tribute sets to the Allman Brothers Band, Grateful Dead, Jamiroquai, and Herbie Hancock; unique one-off bands like moe.queous and Pow! Pow! Power Trio!; and jams hosted by Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr., Skerik, Dave Harrington, and more. On top of all that, there will be late-night sets from a variety of artists, including DJ Premier & The Badder Band, The Crystal Method, and KJ Sawka.At last year’s festival, Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits wowed the Brooklyn Comes Alive audience with the debut of their [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits project with fellow electro-jam warriors Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee of Break Science. The project was received by an at-capacity audience, who went absolutely wild for [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits’ groove-and-synth-heavy electronic music and spot-on instrumental covers. The band was created specifically for Brooklyn Comes Alive, but in months since, has toured the Northeast, playing a number of huge festivals like Electric Forest and Camp Bisco.EXCLUSIVE: The Disco Biscuits’ Aron Magner Talks Prank War With Umphrey’s, Spotify, And BCAAfter setting the bar high last year, Brownstein and Magner are back with another impressive supergroup on Sunday of this year’s event. Simply titled “Brownstein / Magner / Cummins / Greenfield / Jalbert,” the players—The Disco Biscuits’ Brownie & Magner, Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee, Mike Greenfield of Lotus, and Ryan Jalbert of The Motet—make up a who’s who of the jam scene, with representatives from the vibrant musical hubs of Philadelphia, Chicago, and the front range of Colorado. Today, we have learned that two more powerful musicians have been added to the mix: Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman. These two female vocalists and horn players from Trey Anastasio Band will make up the supergroup’s horn section, though both will showcase their well-loved vocal talents as well.EXCLUSIVE: Joel Cummins Talks Umphrey’s/Biscuits Prank War And Post-World Series Hang With The CubsOne person who’s particularly excited for this set is Ryan Jalbert, who will be keeping the guitar duties locked down during this special super jam. Jalbert—who is making his Brooklyn Comes Alive debut this year—can typically be found on tour with rhythm funk champions, The Motet, or acting as the glue for countless super jams in Colorado. Jalbert has emerged as one of the go-to players in Colorado and is renowned for his skills as both a rhythm and lead player. He is also a skilled band leader, often charting out parts for his bandmates so everyone can stay organized while on stage.Jalbert tells Live For Live Music: “I’m honored to be joining this group of musical badasses at Brooklyn Comes Alive this year! I’m a fan of each of these guys as players but also for being all-around rad dudes. Between the five of us, we’re each contributing song ideas for an eclectic setlist, but the main goal is to keep it funky and allow room to stretch. All of these players have big ears and seem typically ready to let go and take chances, so I’m excited to see what happens. As always, I was thrilled to learn that we’ll have Jen and Natalie joining us to really push it over the top. This is my first time at this festival, but I’m super excited to come join a seemingly Jazzfest-esque Brooklyn musical take over with so many inspiring friends and peers.”Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive will turn three fantastic Williamsburg venues (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) and the surrounding city streets into a music lover’s game board for two full days on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Jon Cleary, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick, James Casey, and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others! ***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img read more

NBA Superstar LeBron James Sits In With Drake & Travis Scott On His New Home Court In L.A. [Watch]

first_imgOn Saturday night, October 13th, hip-hop superstar Drake welcomed some extremely high-profile help during the second show of his ongoing three-night run at Staples Center in Los Angeles as part of his Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour. That arena, for those unfamiliar with sports, is the home of L.A.’s two professional basketball teams, the Clippers and the Lakers, the latter of which won big this past summer by signing LeBron James, who is widely considered to be the best player on the planet.LeBron will play his first regular season game as a Laker this Thursday, October 18th in Portland, OR, followed by his first official game at Staples Center in purple and gold on Saturday, October 20th. However, ahead of his first season calling Staples Center home, LeBron James took an early opportunity to soak up some L.A. limelight when joined Drake and rapper Travis Scott onstage to help them through a rendition of Scott’s hit “SICKO MODE”, which features uncredited guest vocals from Drake.As Drake warned from the LED stage, “I told you, you know when I come to L.A., we always gotta take it to that next level. So I hope and pray that each and every one of you in this building got some energy left ‘cus you gon’ mothaf*ckin’ need it for this, let’s go!”The crowd roared with approval as the beat from “SICKO MODE” came over the PA and Drake proceeded to deliver his opening lines on the song. As Travis Scott’s first verse approached, the crowd cheered once again as Scott himself ran onstage to perform it on cue. Moments later, James bounced onto the stage as well, playing hype man as the rappers finished out the song. You can watch close-up footage of Drake, Travis Scott, and LeBron James performing “SICKO MODE” at Staples Center below:Drake w/ Travis Scott & LeBron James – “SICKO MODE”[Video: Tony1 Savage] Drake appears in the newly released episode of LeBron James’ HBO show, The Shop, in which James goes to the barber shop to chat with influential figures in music, sports, entertainment, and more. You can watch the new episode here.[H/T Billboard]last_img read more

moe. Closes Out Four-Night Florida Run With Wide-Ranging Early Bird Show [Full Audio]

first_imgmoe. is approaching their thirtieth anniversary, and Sunday night’s show at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL’s Florida’s Ponte Vedra Concert Hall was a perfect snapshot of where they’ve been, where they are, and how far they can still climb in the years to come.If you’re trying to get a sense of the “State of moe.,” you should look no farther than the show opener, “Prestige Worldwide”. Last night’s version showed everything that moe. is doing best right now in one fell swoop. Crisp, connected, and electric, the newish tune has everything that makes a classic moe. tune—from extended distinct sections that allow each member to exaggerate and deviate to a snappy vocal selection to, most importantly, a sense of newness that doesn’t rely on the goodwill of songs past. It’s a long, jamming tune that only adds to the already deep catalog they carry in their hip pockets.One of the best developments the band has seen over the years has been the steady rise to prominence of percussionist Jim Loughlin as a featured player and creative force within the band. On “Prestige Worldwide” and the later track “MarDeMa”, you see the band hanging their musical hat on the sounds he creates, a responsibility he may not have been able to shoulder in the earliest of days, but which is now well within his ever-expanding skill set on the vibraphone. With his vocal skills also featured in a second set jam, “Don’t Wanna Be”, there doesn’t seem to be a limit to how far into the main rotation Loughlin will someday climb.This space has given the two-headed guitar assault of Chuck Garvey and Al Schnier even more melodic freedom to search out common ground and new territory they can claim as their own. Take, for example, the band’s extended first set “She”, which provided an extended platform for Garvey’s sharpness to play off the thicker sound of Schnier’s rhythm work.After a double dose of  Schnier-sung tunes, “Letter Home”, the heartfelt ode to the heart of the band’s success and the friends and “Famoe.ly”, made a strong appearance. That was followed followed by a nearly 20-minute reading of “Faker” to close set one. The extended jams that flowed towards the song’s fifteen-minute mark flitted back and forth from light to heavy, held together by the rock-solid stick work of drummer Vinnie Amico.After a short break, moe. came back and came together for the harmony-laden “Spine Of A Dog”, showcasing one of the band’s most beloved weapons: their distinct and infectious blended vocal sound. “Spine” has launched many a segue over the years, and this one was no different, giving way to a rollicking “Queen Of Everything” before metamorphosing into their recently-introduced “Legend Of Zelda”-inspired jam. Loughlin passed the lead of the aforementioned “Don’t Wanna Be” over to bassist Rob Derhak for his ever-evolving, ever-jaw-dropping bass showcase, “Timmy Tucker”. It would be fair to say that Rob’s evolution has been the most dynamic over the lifespan of the band, and his display of slapping, singing and pure joy in his work will always serve as an instant hook for new fans and a touchstone for fans of all ages.The nearly ten-minute jam at the heart of this “Tucker” may not top fans’ “All Times” lists, but it was certainly one of the most remarkable passages on an evening that had already seen many a mesmerizing moment. When the band snapped back into focus for the closing vocal sting section, it’s a good thing fans were ready—otherwise, there would have been a room packed with fans suffering from near-terminal sonic whiplash. Having given the audience a nice variety of tunes from their entire lifespan, moe. gave the older fans one last nod with the always-welcome dance party-fueling shakedown called, simply, “George”. Adding yet another (nearly) twenty minutes of boogie-inducing jams to an already-packed evening was a defiant closing statement, a rallying cry to the faithful and new fan alike. moe. isn’t going away quietly…they are still advancing and looking to take no prisoners along their way.Connecting with their fans both on and off the stage is something with which moe. has always excelled. One of the many ways the love is passed back and forth is the habit Schnier has picked up of reading notes from the crowd, a tradition referred to as “Al.nouncements.” Thought generally genially mocked by bassist Derhak, these moments usually reinforce the love fest between moe. and their devotees, with Schnier always conducting a heartfelt wrap up to the night.From there, all that was left was the closing encore—a loopy, time-changing “Time Again” that gave Amico one more opportunity to break the laws of rhythm with impunity as narrow guitar lines intertwined, bass thumped in heartbeat regularity, and Loughlin chances to his partner-in-backbeats’ rolling thunder display. The crowd walked out of the theater quite a bit earlier than usual thanks to the early curfew, but the shell-shocked and smiling expressions were the same as they have been for decades now. Let’s hope, for all our sakes, that this trend continues another thirty years down the road.Once again, thanks to taper Marcus Flarcus, we have audio for you from the show below! Enjoy!moe. – 12/2/18 – Full Audio[Audio: Taped by marcus b]moe. continues their ongoing tour later this week with performances in Charlotte, NC (12/5); Birmingham, AL (12/6); Atlanta, GA (12/7, 12/8); and Nashville, TN (12/9). For a full list of their upcoming dates, head to the band’s websiteSetlist: moe. | Ponte Vedra Concert Hall | Ponte Vedra Beach, FL | 12/2/18Set One: Prestige Worldwide > Lost Along the Way, MarDeMa, She, Letter Home > FakerSet 2: Spine of a Dog > Akimbo, Queen of Everything > Legend of Zelda, Don’t Wanna Be > Timmy Tucker > GeorgeEncore: [Al.nouncements], Time Againlast_img read more

Beyoncé & Netflix Team Up For 2018 Coachella Concert Film ‘Homecoming’

first_imgAccording to a prior U.S. Weekly report, the film will feature Beyoncé’s performance, which live-streamed, as well as previously unreleased footage. Beyond their Twitter tease, Netflix has not provided any further details on the film.In 2018, Beyoncé and Jay Z made their way around Europe and North America when they embarked on their On The Run II tour. Beyoncé and Jay Z’s On The Run II tour took place four years after the husband-and-wife duo’s first On The Run tour, which brought them to 20 stadiums in North America back in 2014.Beyoncé currently has no scheduled tour dates, so hopefully this new live footage will satisfy fans until Queen B announces she’ll be hitting the road again. Keep an eye on Beyoncé’s website for more information regarding her new Homecoming concert film. Beyoncé and Netflix are teaming up for a forthcoming concert film, Homecoming, focusing on Beyoncé’s classic 2018 Coachella set. Homecoming will premiere on Netflix on Wednesday, April 17th, in between Coachella 2019‘s first and second weekends.On Sunday, Netflix teased the forthcoming concert film via their Twitter. The image pictured below features a collegiate Greek theme, a nod to Beyoncé’s 2018 performance at the Southern California festival, which featured members of her Beta Delta Kappa sorority and a full marching band clad in yellow.last_img read more

Around the Schools: Radcliffe Institute

first_imgRadcliffe Magazine, the signature publication of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and successor to the Radcliffe Quarterly, debuted in late February. The publication’s previous design had been in place since 2002, a year after Drew Faust became dean of the institute.Planning for the new publication began following the appointment of Barbara J. Grosz as dean in 2008, and the updated magazine launched during the institute’s 10th anniversary year.Design director Ronn Campisi, who also designs the Harvard Law Bulletin and Smith Alumnae Quarterly, has enlivened the look and feel of the Radcliffe publication by using distinguished photography and inviting headlines and teasers. He also moved the institute’s event coverage from the back of the magazine to the front.In the interests of sustaining the environment, the magazine is shorter now and no longer includes class notes in the print version. From now on, class notes will be posted on the Radcliffe Web site, appear in Harvard Magazine, or be posted online on the Harvard Alumni Affairs and Development Web site. The magazine is also available on the Radcliffe Web site.— Pat Harrison­If you have an item for Around the Schools, please e-mail your write-up (150-200 words) to [email protected]last_img read more

Ash Center ranked top think tank

first_img Read Full Story The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, a research center at Harvard Kennedy School, was rated a top university-affiliated think tank and listed as one of the best transparency and good governance think tanks in the latest edition of the “Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.”The index, produced annually by James McGann, director of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute, serves to, “identify and recognize centers of excellence in policy research, forge knowledge and policy partnerships and create a global think tank village.” This year the index is based on information from over 8,100 think tanks around the world and more than 3,750 journalists, policymakers, public and private donors, and functional and regional area specialists participated in the TTSCP think tank index survey.“The Ash Center community of faculty, fellows, students, and staff works daily to make the world a better place,” said Ash Center Director Anthony Saich, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs. “It is exciting to see this effort honored and to be recognized alongside our colleagues at the Harvard Kennedy School.”The Ash Center is joined in the rankings by peer Harvard Kennedy School research institutions: the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Center for International Development, and Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government.About the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and InnovationThe Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation advances excellence in governance and strengthens democratic institutions worldwide. Through its research, education, international programs, and government innovations awards, the Center fosters creative and effective government problem solving and serves as a catalyst for addressing many of the most pressing needs of the world’s citizens. For more information, visit www.ash.harvard.edu.last_img read more

Vermont Troopers ratify first ever collective bargaining agreement

first_imgThe Vermont Troopers Association (VTA) announced today that its members have ratified its first collective bargaining agreement with the State of Vermont.  The VTA separated from the Vermont State Employees Association in the fall and formed its own organization made up exclusively of state police officers.“From the outset we knew we were negotiating our first contract in the face of some enormous challenges,” said Michael O’Neil, VTA President.   Such challenges included a difficult economic outlook and pressure to follow the course set by VSEA in its own negotiations.  With these financial and political realities in mind, the VTA entered into negotiations with a clear goal. “We wanted the State to address issues that are unique to police officers,” said O’Neil.  For example, the starting wage for a state police officer in Vermont is more than 35% below the average starting wage of the larger police agencies in Vermont, and almost 50% below the starting wage of a New Hampshire state police officer. “This profound discrepancy in comparable wages, along with other important issues, must be addressed if Vermont is going to continue to attract and retain qualified state police officers,” said O’Neil.In the end, the Troopers agreed to a one year contract, during which they agreed to make a fair contribution to the State’s fiscal situation by waiving their step movements and temporarily suspending some holiday premiums and other benefits.  In return, the State agreed to jointly participate with the VTA in a study of wages and wage plans of police agencies around Vermont and New England.  Other issues including the development of new work schedules will be discussed at these meetings in preparation for next year’s negotiations.“As painful as these economic times are, we are pleased that the State has agreed to a one year contract, and agreed to work with us to conduct a comprehensive review of comparable police wages and wage structures in Vermont and New England,” said O’Neil.Source: Vermont Troopers Association. 3.16.2010###last_img read more

Revised Notice to Creditor form available from FLSSI

first_imgNotice to Creditor forms were added to the Florida Lawyers Support Services, Inc., probate forms to implement §733.2121 of the Florida Probate Code, which became effective January 1, according to William R. Platt, chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section’s Forms Committee.The panel has revised the Notice to Creditors forms for both a formal probate administration and summary administration, Platt said. Both Notice to Creditors forms now include notice that all claims filed two years or more after the decedent’s date of death are barred. Section 733.2121 of the Florida Probate Code requires that the notice state that creditors must file claims against the estate “within the time periods set forth in sections 733.702 and 733.710, or be forever barred.”Platt said prior to January 1, in addition to publication, ascertainable creditors were notified by service of the Notice of Administration, which was also served on beneficiaries and other interested persons. The revised probate code now separates the Notice to Creditors from the Notice of Administration.“Each of those forms serve a different purpose,” Platt said. “In a formal administration, the Notice to Creditors must be published and a copy served on all ascertainable creditors. The Notice of Administration is no longer required to be published and must be served on beneficiaries, but not on creditors.”The two Notice to Creditors forms, P-3.0740 (formal administration) and P-2.0355 (summary administration), are now available from FLSSI by calling (850)656-7590, or may be downloaded from www.flssi.org. Revised Notice to Creditor form available from FLSSI May 15, 2002 Regular Newscenter_img Revised Notice to Creditor form available from FLSSIlast_img read more

Briefs

first_imgBriefs April 15, 2006 Regular News WITH LIVE STATUES OF LADY JUSTICEadorning the stage, Judge Roger Colton installed President Walter “Casey” Jones IV and other members of the 2006 Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Directors at the recent “Celebration of the Civil Justice System” party. Guest of honor Sen. Bill Nelson, D-FL, and State Attorney Barry Krischer paid special tribute to outgoing president, David C. Prather, for his leadership of the organization. The officers also include President-elect Richard M. Benrubi, Treasurer Harry Shevin, Secretary Fred Cunningham, and David C. Prather will serve as immediate past president. New board members Spencer Kuvin and Jack Hill were sworn in with fellow board members Eric Romano, Mickey Smith, Jonathan Levy, John Carroll, Maureen Martinez-Schwab, Art Cavataro , and Emilio Diamantis.GEORGE H. FREEMAN, assistant general counsel for The New York Times, was keynote speaker for “Media Law — Privacy, Publicity and Privilege” presented by the Media & Communications Law Committee of The Florida Bar. Pictured from the left are Freeman; conference Chair Rachel Fugate; conference Vice Chair Susan Tillotson Bunch; and Media & Communications Law Committee Chair D. Patricia Wallace.center_img Briefs A STUDENT TEAM FROM STETSON UNIVERSITY College of Law won the Second Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Pre-competition in March in Orlando. Stetson’s team competed against three other teams from Florida, winning each round of the pre-competition. Stetson student Kathryn Christian also won the award for best oralist. Students Garett Raines and Marina Braginskaya won the first round against Nova Southeastern University. Kathryn Christian and Jared Dolan then argued and won the round against the University of Miami. Hugh Higgins and Adam Williams beat the University of Florida team in the final round. The team will now compete in the international competition in Vienna, where this year more than 150 law school teams will compete from more than 45 countries. Arbitrators from many Florida firms judged and helped underwrite expenses. The competition was organized and hosted by the Vis Competition Subcommittee of the International Litigation and Arbitration Committee of the International Law Section of The Florida Bar. Last year, Stetson became the first American law school since 1996 to win the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition. Pictured from the left is the Stetson team of Higgins, Raines, Williams, Thomas Yaegers (who did not compete this year, but was a member of last year’s world championship team), Braginskaya, Dolan, Christian, and C. Ryan Jones, a student coach and member of last year’s team.last_img read more

12 ways brands get off track

first_imgCompanies, like people, can go off track. A simple error compounds. The wrong attitude takes root. A poorly designed strategy is implemented. Perhaps the focus is just a bit off, sending everything off course. It happens.What do you do if you are off track? How do you recognize the signs?There are two branding experts that I turn to when it comes to branding and revitalizing brands: Larry Light and Joan Kiddon. They not only have the experience, but their advice is my favorite kind: practical and actionable. I’m not one for studying theories that I can’t immediately use.I recently spoke with the authors about the troubling behaviors and attitudes that cause companies to mess up their brand. They have identified 12 ways that brands go awry. Their updated book on branding, Six Rules of Brand Revitalization, is a must-read on the subject. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more