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Jam Cruise Announces Hosts For Brooklyn Comes Alive Jam Room

first_img[Video: TheFunkItBlog] Brooklyn Comes Alive and Jam Cruise have just announced the hosts of the first-ever land-based edition of the iconic Jam Room. Two special back-to-back sessions will take place starting at midnight at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Session One will be hosted by iconic The Meters bassist, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and Jam Cruise lifer George Porter Jr.. Session Two will be hosted by the potent tag-team of bassist Karina Rykman and guitarist Craig Brodhead, who play with Marco Benevento and Turkuaz, respectively.In the Jam Room, Jam Cruise taps artists to play the role of host, acting as the anchor of an improv-heavy late-night set featuring a rotating cast of surprise musicians. With the intention of giving artists the chance to collaborate in an open and relaxed atmosphere, each Jam Room is chock full of surprises, with neither fans nor artists knowing who will show up or what will happen.Jam Cruise’s inaugural land-edition of the Jam Room is a great fit at Brooklyn Comes Alive. In 2018, Brooklyn Comes Alive will take over Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade for an all-day musical marathon. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations—much like Jam Cruise’s own focus on unique artist collaborations and communal camaraderie. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here.As for the upcoming Jam Room sessions at Brooklyn Comes Alive, while each performance is sure to host numerous surprises, it’s also likely that the individual hosts will be reflected in the sessions they lead. George Porter Jr. is one of the most visible bassists in the jam and funk scenes. As an original member of The Meters, he helped define the New Orleans-funk sound, though he has exhibited his true musical diversity by collaborating with everyone from Dead & Company to Phish‘s Page McConnell to Snoop Dogg to Widespread Panic and countless others.Craig Brodhead is a musical force within the fan-favorite Brooklyn-based funk act, Turkuaz. Shifting between guitar and keys, the man clad in white is well-versed in super jams, performing with a whos-who of famed artists in the Northeast and each year down at New Orleans Jazz Fest. Brodhead’s partner-in-crime at Brooklyn Comes Alive for this special jam session will be bassist Karina Rykman, the young, highly talented bassist in famed keyboardist Marco Benevento’s solo project. Despite her young age, Rykman has proved herself as one of the brightest up-and-comers in the scene, accomplishing what many artists twice or triple her age dream of, with collaborations with Robert Randolph, Eric Krasno, John Medeski, Billy Martin, Nels Cline, Jackie Greene, Joe Russo, and others under her belt.Brodhead spoke to L4LM about his participation in the jam room, explaining:If you’ve ever had the privilege of hanging in the jam room late into the night on jam cruise, you know there’s a lot to be learned from the experience. It gets weird in there. That doesn’t always mean good or bad, but one must always pass through the Door Of Weirdness to experience the truly great improvisational moments. I am truly honored to be joining forces at Brooklyn Comes Alive with the incomparable Karina Rykman for a very special Jam Room modeled on this experience and we’ll do our best to steer the ship and man the stations with the finest musicians Brooklyn will have on hand that evening!Rykman was also effusive in her excitement about hosting the Jam Room:Beyond stoked to co-host the Jam Room at BCA with my dude Craig Brodhead, and represent NYC!  This great confluence of players all coming together to create simultaneously is a spectacular thing, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.Porter Jr. summed it up nicely, adding:I am looking forward to bringing the Magic of the Jam Cruise jam room to this year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive. It’s going to be funky and fun!George Porter Jr. and Karina Rykman will both be on hand at Brooklyn Comes Alive outside of leading their respective Jam Room sessions. George Porter Jr. has been tapped for a special tribute to set to Col. Bruce Hampton, Butch Trucks, and Gregg Allman, which will see the bassist teaming up with Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Adam Smirnoff, Jeff Sipe, Peter Levin, and Elise Testone. Karina Rykman will bring her own solo project, the Karina Rykman Experiment, to the festival, which also features Adam November and Chris Corsico in addition to special guests Robert Walter and Dave Harrington. However, as for either bassist’s Jam Room sessions, the sky’s the limit as to who could show up to join in the collaborative fray.You can check out video from George Porter Jr.’s Jam Room session aboard Jam Cruise in 2014, which saw the bassist joined by Brooklyn Comes Alive alum Adam Deitch, who will bring his own Adam Deitch Quartet to BCA this year; Adam Deitch’s famed father, Bobby Deitch; guitarist Will Bernard; the Bonerama Horns; and others for this take on “Second Line” into “Iko Iko” and “I Feel Like Funkin’ It Up”. The fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive will return to Brooklyn’s beloved Williamsburg neighborhood on September 29th for an all-day music marathon at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here.last_img read more

Humility and Witness

first_img Tweet Share Share Share 27 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! FaithLifestyleLocalNews Humility and Witness by: – December 12, 2011 Photo credit: katenasser.comThis weekend I would like to explore two qualities in John the Baptist that are worth noting, namely, his humility and his witness. I am not the one, he made it clear; that someone is coming after me. He is greater than I. I am not worthy to untie his sandal straps, He will do things I cannot do.John was not tempted to detract in any way from the significance of Jesus. He wasn’t the real thing, he insisted; he was just a forerunner — and he was fully content with that. And there you have the first and perhaps the most important element in humility. Humility is standing in the truth. It is being just what you are, and only that, without falsification or distortion. Another way of putting this is to say that humility means a just estimate of oneself. If you were Picasso, for example, it would not a mark of humility to say: “I can just about hold a paint brush.” On the other hand, it would be a mark of humility to say: “I know a few things about painting.” Not ‘everything,’ you note. Who knows everything?The people who enshrine humility and disclose it for the rest of us are people who are really good at what they do (about goodness itself, too) and say ‘all I know is a little about this or a little about that,’ where a little is a great deal. Humility is seeing oneself or evaluating oneself “in the broad scheme of things.” You can see how far removed it is from putting yourself down or making yourself a doormat and letting people walk all over you.John was a humble man. He was also a witness, that is, he publicly attested to what he believed. Witness is a public activity or a public stance. Jesus was therefore a witness. Indeed, from the point of view of faith, he was the primary witness. He who sees me, he said openly, sees the Father. The thief on the cross and the centurion on the ground also gave witness — public testimony — to Jesus crucified.Public witness may or may not involve speech. It does not mean that all you talk about all the time is what you believe. If you did that, people would soon avoid being where you were. They would walk away from the water-cooler when they saw you coming.On the other hand, witness is not silence. It is a public attestation. Thus, I cannot prefer silence to being public. That is close to being ashamed of bearing witness. I must have the courage to speak when speech is required or when speech is necessary.I have always admired street preachers. What they do takes a great deal of courage, considering how easily they are dismissed and how indifferently the public usually treats them.The best witness, of course, is public example. If your public self is genuinely your real self, your witness has integrity. The real self need not be perfect, of course. What matters is approximation. The closer you approximate to your ideals, the more influential your witness becomes.The martyr has always been considered the ideal witness – understandably, of course. When I give my life for what I believe, I give my all. I have nothing left to give.Many people do that too without dying, which is perhaps more routinely difficult witness — the daily witness, one day after another, in public and in private, That is both rare and special, and I am sure we know many people like that. They resemble John the Baptist in that their lives point beyond themselves. They go before the One they serve, and they do so without fuss, in fidelity and humility.By: Father Henry Charles PhDlast_img read more

Lift-off for Donegal Connect: Launch of new 10-day celebration this autumn

first_imgYesterday (Friday, March 1) marked the launch of ‘Donegal Connect’ a new initiative to reach out to all those who have an affinity for Donegal enticing them to come back for a 10-day celebration this autumn.Donegal Connect will take place later this year, from 27 September – 6 October, and will continue to strengthen links with Donegal people both on the island of Ireland and across the world by reaching out to them and inviting them to come home and connect again with the county.Speaking at the launch at Donegal Airport, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill said: “The objective of Donegal Connect is to entice people to make the journey back to Donegal to explore the county and find out why it is a great place to visit, to relocate to, to grow up in, to be educated in, to work in, to invest in or to retire in. “We hope that over the 10 days of Donegal Connect we will give participants a first-hand experience of what it is like to live and do business in Donegal.”The 10-day celebration aims to have something for everyone with a strong focus on food, genealogy, culture, heritage, sport and music and in particular on employment and business development opportunities.Highlighting business development and career opportunities in Donegal is an important element of Donegal Connect which will include business networking events and seminars, a careers symposium and workshops on the practicalities of relocating or returning to Donegal as well as a series of events showcasing the superb quality of life opportunities on offer.The initiative is being delivered by Donegal County Council through the Donegal Diaspora project working with a range of public and private sector organisations including IDA, LYIT, Udaras na Gaeltachta, Harvey’s Point and some of the largest private sector employers in the county including Pramerica, Randox and Abbotts Diabetes Care. David Roche, Director FinTech Services and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility with Pramerica, believes that this type of initiative not only highlights the ICT/FinTech opportunities within Donegal from a business investment and career progression perspective but also showcases the superb quality of life and other opportunities, for both individuals and families looking to relocate or return home.Irish soccer legend and former Ireland goalie Packie Bonner and Irish traditional musician Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh were on hand to help launch Donegal Connect along with video messages from golfer Paul McGinley and Donegal Associations in New York and Philadelphia.Invited guests were treated to a wonderful display of Irish traditional music by An Chrannóg.Deirdre McGlone, Harvey’s Point attending the launch of Donegal Connect at Donegal Airport on FridayDavid Roche, Pramerica at launch of Donegal Connect at Donegal Airport on FridayLift-off for Donegal Connect: Launch of new 10-day celebration this autumn was last modified: March 4th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Airportlast_img read more

Photo library: People 3

first_imgBy accessing this photo library, you agree to the Media Club South Africa photo library terms and conditions of use.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: Cyclists crossingthe Nelson Mandela Bridge inthe city centre during a cycle race. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, Media Club South Africa » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: Cyclists crossingthe Nelson Mandela Bridge inthe city centre during a cycle race.Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, Media Club South Africa » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: Cyclists crossingthe Nelson Mandela Bridge inthe city centre during a cycle race. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, Media Club South Africa » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: Revellers at theJohannesburg Carnival inthe city centre.Photo: Media Club South Africa » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: Revellers at theJohannesburg Carnival inthe city centre.Photo: Media Club South Africa » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: Revellers at theJohannesburg Carnival inthe city centre.Photo: Media Club South Africa » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: Revellers at theJohannesburg Carnival inthe city centre.Photo: Media Club South Africa » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: Supporters of the Springboks, South Africa’s national rugby team.Photo: Media Club South Africa » Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gautengprovince: The first dayof school.Photo: Media Club South Africa » Download high-res image PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about using the image library? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected]last_img read more

King to serve as OSU CFAES dean

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On May 15, Lonnie King will step in as acting dean and vice president for agricultural administration for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.He will assume the roles presently held by Ronald L. Hendrick, who will leave Ohio State in June to become dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University.King will serve in this capacity while Bruce McPheron serves as interim provost for the university.King’s extensive leadership experience and numerous scientific contributions align well with CFAES’s teaching and learning, research and innovation, and outreach and engagement missions, McPheron said.In addition to serving as dean of Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine from 2009-2015, King served as a dean at Michigan State from 1996-2006. He also served as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases and led initiatives in public health, disease prevention, policy development and research.King also worked in global trade agreements and has testified before the U.S. Congress on issues of emerging diseases in his role as the nation’s chief veterinarian. Among his many distinctive honors, he is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.last_img read more

The 3DR Solo Smart Drone: So Easy a Monkey Can Use It

first_imgThe world’s first smart drone is an incredible new tool for GoPro users.It’s been a great year for drone announcements, but by far the most exciting new drone to be announced at NAB 2015 is the new Solo Smart Drone designed by the good people at 3DR. The Solo Smart DroneUnlike other drones on the market, the Solo Smart Drone is equipped with two computers, both designed to help it perform complicated flight and camera movements. 3DR is stating that, due to the complexity of the Solo Smart Drone’s design, it qualifies as the world’s first smart drone — and smart might be an understatement. Before we dive into the details of the Solo Smart Drone, check out the product launch film. It is easily the coolest, most over-the-top product launch film ever created. Seriously,  if you can think of a better launch film, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below. The drone has all of the features you’ve come to love in other comparable drones, but the Solo Smart Drone has a few features that make it special:Orbit: Have the drone circle an object in the sky within a radius of your choosing.Selfie: Have the drone pull out from a close up, placing you at the center of a scene.Follow: Have the drone follow you on the move.Cable Cam: Set two virtual points in the air and the drone will move between those two points.The drone comes with a single controller that can be integrated with a smart phone to gain even more functionality. If you want to monitor the drone’s footage on an even bigger monitor, you can output footage from the controller via HDMI cable. For more information regarding the Solo Smart Drone, check out the information in this quick overview video:You can find out even more information about the Solo Smart Drone by visiting 3DR’s website. Pricing and AvailabilityThe Solo Smart Drone is available for pre-order from B&H for $999. It will begin shipping in May. Want to see even more NAB 2015 announcements? Check out a few of these gear announcement posts from NAB 2015: NAB 2015 Announcement: The Blackmagic URSA Mini The Super16 RAW Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is Here! The Freefly ALTA Drone: A New Way to Fly Will the Solo Smart Drone be as revolutionary as the video implies? If you buy one, will you let your pet monkey fly it? Share your thoughts in the comments below.last_img read more

ATA MERCHANDISE GOING GLOBAL

first_imgThe ATA Merchandise shop has been shipping orders world-wide in recent weeks, with the amount and mailing distance of customers increasing rapidly. Over the last few weeks the ATA office has mailed orders for Touch balls, videos, coaching manuals, shoes, clothing and more to countries such as France, Canada, England, the USA (Las Vegas to be precise), South Africa, Japan, Samoa, New Zealand, China and Thailand. International countries are especially fond of coaching equipment and Touch balls, as they promote the sport within their International schools, as well as amongst their local people, with China being the biggest purchaser, grabbing 100 Touch balls with each order. The online shop is a great resource for serving the Touch needs of countries around the world, as well as those in all regions of Australia. Anyone can use the shop, simply by jumping online and following the links through to the shop. That new pair of shoes, referees uniform, drink bottle, t-shirt, trucker hat, beanie or Touch ball (plus a whole lot more) could be in the mail within just a couple of days, by using the online shop. To use the shop simply click on the `Merchandise’ link on the ATA homepage and then use the ATA Shop Link to shop to your heart’s content! Any enquiries about the shop can be sent to Kristy at [email protected]last_img

10 months agoLiverpool attacker Salah: I can repeat last season heroics

first_imgLiverpool attacker Salah: I can repeat last season heroicsby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool star Mohamed Salah is hoping he can emulate his heroics from the 2017-18 season. The Egyptian attacker bagged an incredible 44 goals last season.”Of course, that makes me feel great, and makes me want to work harder and to continue performing,” he told GQ Middle East.”Because after that if your standards drop, people will not accept it. It’s a great feeling, but I don’t see it as more pressure.”For me it was, of course, a fantastic, historic season [in 2017-18] which I’m very proud of, but I’m looking for another one like it.”I’m not going to live off it. On the contrary, it made me more excited and determined for this season.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoSchalke centre-back Matija Nastasic excited by Man City reunion

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Schalke centre-back Matija Nastasic excited by Man City reunionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSchalke centre-back Matija Nastasic has welcomed their Champions League draw with Manchester City.Nastasic spent three seasons at City between 2012 and 2015:He said, “I’m pleased we have drawn Manchester City. “These will be two very special matches for me as I played for City before signing for FC Schalke 04. Consequently, I will get to meet a few familiar faces. We know how strong our opponents are but we will give it our best shot.”The tie also means a reunion for City winger Leroy Sane. last_img