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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

Moises Padilla local shot to death

first_imgBACOLOD City – A man was shot to death inBarangay Macagahay, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental.    Cesar died on the spot, police said.    Officers of the Moises Padilla municipal police station have yet to identify the suspects and the motive in the shooting./PN According to police investigators, threeunidentified men peppered Cesar with bullets using a .45-caliber pistol in hishouse around 9 a.m. on Sept. 26.  The 28-year-old resident Anjie Cesar died ofgunshot wounds on the body, a police report showed.    last_img

Monk: Poyet brought best out of Ki

first_img Press Association Ki spent last season on loan at Sunderland after being told he was not part of former Swansea manager Michael Laudrup’s plans and helped the Black Cats reach the Capital One Cup final as well as win their battle against Barclays Premier League relegation. Sunderland boss Poyet wanted to make the loan deal permanent but Monk persuaded the South Korean midfielder that his future lay in Swansea after he succeeded Laudrup and Ki has since signed a new four-year contract at the Liberty Stadium. “Gus deserves big credit, he gave him a good role in the team and highlighted what Ki had, but we knew that anyway,” Monk said ahead of Swansea’s league trip to Sunderland on Saturday. “I knew that myself after playing with him and seeing him in training and that’s why I made it clear for him to stay. “But he’s matured as well as a footballer and a human being. He understands himself a bit more now of what he needs to do to get the best out of himself and what players need from him as well.” The 25-year-old has been one of Swansea’s stand-out performers during their impressive start to the season and repaid Monk’s hard work during the summer when he made getting Ki back on board one of his main priorities. “I spoke to him a lot in the summer and told him he was the type of player I wanted with us,” Monk said. “He is an important part of how I want to go with this team and he just needed to feel that and that he was wanted. “I explained that very much to him and from that point onwards he was pretty much sold on it. “His commitment in training every day has been great and in the games he is producing some good football.” Swansea boss Garry Monk feels his Sunderland counterpart Gus Poyet deserves huge credit for returning Ki Sung-yeung back to south Wales a more mature footballer and rounded person. Monk refuses to criticise his predecessor Laudrup over his decision to send Ki out on loan last season, but Swansea defender Neil Taylor admits the Welsh club’s dressing room were baffled by the fact he was playing for one of their relegation rivals at the time. “When he was up there last season we were thinking ‘we’d love to have him here’,” Taylor said. “Circumstances meant he couldn’t be but we knew if we could get him back – and he was already our player – then we would get the best out of him. “He’s come back a better player and we’ve reaped the benefits, and if we keep players like that fit then the sky’s the limit.” last_img read more

Satellites coach hopeful foreign-based players will not disappoint

first_imgBlack Satellites Coach Orlando Wellington says he is still expecting majority of the 11 invited foreign-based players to join the team as they prepare for their title defence at next month’s Africa U-20 Nations Cup in Libya.This follows reports that most European clubs may not release the Ghanaian players for the continental competition.The Satellites will assemble in Barcelona, Spain on March 3 for a ten-day pre-tournament camping and are scheduled to arrive in Libya three days before the commencement of the championship.Coach Orlando Wellington is counting on the assurance of the foreign-based players to turn up for the competition.He said even all of them don’t come, he is confident a significant number will.Source: Joy Sports/Ghanalast_img

U.S. Mint Considers St. Pete Artist’s Work for Coin Designs

first_imgKenny says he is working on three pieces that he is submitting to the federal government, but said he has to keep quiet on the designs for now. He said he’s not sure what coins his design will be featured on if they select his work, but if his work is selected, Treasury Department Secretary Steven Mnuchin will have the final say. Kenny said it’s a huge opportunity, because if your work makes it on a coin, people will talk about you forever. The U.S. Mint is considering using the designs of St. Petersburg surrealist painter Steven Kenny for its Artist Infusion Program to create new coins. “It’s still sinking in,” Kenny says about his shot at immortality.last_img

Light Dental Studios Free Dental Day May 5

first_imgFacebook30Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Light Dental StudiosThirty-one Doctors and nearly 200 Light Dental staff members providing one free filling or extraction upon completion of free exam & x-ray of problem area.*No Appointments Will Be Made. Patients Seen On A First Come, First Served Basis.No strings attached no obligation.  With or without insurance. Insurance will not be billed.  No purchase necessary.WHEN: May 5, 2018TIME:  Starting at 8:00 a.m.WHERE: 3 of our Light Dental Studios locations:Olympia3910 Martin Way E., Suite APuyallup8012 112th Street Court East, Waterstone Building. Please check in on the 1st floor.  Blood Drive sponsored by Cascade Regional Blood Services.University Place7210 40th St. West #320, Top Floor of the Everwood Bldg.For information call: 253-848-2331, 253-565-1145, or 360-459-1333, or visit the Light Dental Studios website.*We MAY not be able to provide treatment to everyone as we are seeing patients on a first come, first served basis. If you are not able to be seen, we offer affordable dentistry at any one of our 10 locations. Visit the Light Dental Studios website for a location nearest you. Blood Drive at Puyallup location only.last_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: WEIGHT LOSS MYTHS

first_imgWhen it comes to weight loss everyone has an opinion, and I mean EVERYONE!Every single day I hear countless stories from clients and members of the gym, all of them with yet another analogy of what works best for weight loss.More often than not, the process which has been put forward to them is a ‘quick fix’. It will let you lose X amount of weight in X amount of time and you don’t have to do anything else. A – MAZ – ING!!!If you want to hear the truth about some of the myths surrounding weight loss, here….we…go!1. Low fat foods will help you to lose fat.In order to make foods low fat, the companies who make them have to put something else back in, and that is usually high quantities of carbohydrates. These low fat products quite often have roughly the same calories as the same products that are not low in fat. Even though you are eating low fat, you aren’t necessarily eating less overall calories and your sugar intake could be greatly increased.2. Eating 5-6 meals per day helps boost your metabolism.Unfortunately this is not true. Eating small meals more often, doesn’t help speed up your metabolism. It simply helps keep you more satisfied between meals therefore you are less likely to overeat at your next meal.3. Eating after 6pm will make you gain weight.Your total calorie intake is what governs whether you lose, maintain or gain weight. It doesn’t matter what time of day you get these in. Eating after 6pm will not make you gain weight. Eating above your daily calorie requirements will. 4. You have to work out in order to lose weight.Technically, you can lose weight without working out. Your weight gain and weight loss are governed by calorie intake.If you want to change the shape of your body, help speed up the process, have more energy and a better quality of life, then you do need to train.5. The scale is an accurate indicator of weight loss. The problem with scales is that your weight can fluctuate hour by hour, day by day, and week by week. The scales do not give accurate readings as they cannot tell you how much weight is fat loss, how much is water and more importantly, how much is muscle mass. When trying to lose fat, you don’t want to do it at the expense of your muscle. The loss of muscle may, in reality, slow down the metabolic rate of the body and thereby reduce the rate of weight loss too. True weight status can only be gathered by tracking fat loss – not weight loss. The extent of fat loss can be obtained by getting a body composition analysis done at frequent intervals by a qualified trainer.6. Weight loss products are the best way to lose weight and keep it off.There is absolutely NO evidence that weight loss products can provide long term sustainable weight loss.99.9999999999999999999999% of these products are rubbish, the other .0000000000001% aren’t much better.Remember that there is huge money to be made from weight loss -£22 billion in the UK in 2012 to be exact. These companies don’t want you to lose weight and to keep it off. That would be madness, as if the product actually worked long term, you wouldn’t need to buy their products anymore! Also, many of the people selling these products are simply sales people, with little or no nutritional knowledge or experience.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition you can contact me through clicking the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118 * Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: WEIGHT LOSS MYTHS was last modified: February 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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:emmet rusheEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: WEIGHT LOSS MYTHSWeight Loss Mythslast_img read more

SA in hospital spending spree

first_imgKing Edward VIII is one of the hospitals to be revamped. (Image: African View)As part of South Africa’s revamped approach to healthcare, the country is set to spend more on upgrading its five largest public hospitals than it did on building stadiums for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.The national Department of Health is currently planning projects to improve infrastructure at King Edward VIII in Durban, Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in the Eastern Cape, Chris Hani Baragwanath and George Mukhari in Gauteng and Limpopo Academic Hospital.The total cost of the five projects is estimated to be “much more than that of building of stadia,” health minister Aaron Motsoaledi said in a statement after a meeting with those involved in the project at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital on 27 September.Describing the investment as “massive”, Motsoaledi said: “The situation in infrastructure budgeting is as if we have 10 countries in one.”Task teams have been set up to plan the revamping projects, with the department using lessons drawn from the construction and renovation of 10 stadiums for the World Cup. “We need to discard what has not worked and cherish what has worked,” Motsoaledi said.Funding for the projectsFinance minister Pravin Gordhan announced the renovation plans in the 2010/2011 national budget speech in May. Moussad Shaker, an engineer involved in the planning process, said R7.6-billion (US$1.1-billion) has been budgeted for public hospital upgrades this financial year alone. For the World Cup, the government invested R8.4 billion ($2-billion) in stadium projects.The Development Bank of South Africa is to help fund the projects.The billion-rand projects will fast-track infrastructure development in public health, the health department said.“To revitalise public hospitals would take us up to 10 years at the least,” said Shaker.All five hospitals are key to the poorer townships and rural areas, where they provide referral services; that is the main reason they are being prioritised.Part of the reason the upgrades were necessary was that no infrastructure maintenance had been done on the hospitals. Motsoaledi said that in the new project, engineers will be appointed for management, not just for construction work.Preparing for NHIThe projects are part of preparations for the National Health Insurance (NHI) that the government plans to introduce by 2012. The NHI will secure medical insurance for all South Africans, ensuring that even the poor have access to private healthcare facilities.“During the development of the 10-point programme we identified the acceleration of infrastructure development as one of the key pillars for health transformation as well as in preparation for the implementation of the National Health Insurance,” Motsoaledi said.last_img read more

Defeat was inevitable after 1st innings deficit: Dhoni

first_imgIndia captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday said the first innings deficit was too much to handle and a defeat was inevitable after South Africa took a massive 484-run lead in the first Test in Centurion.”The deficit was too much to handle, and South Africa got too many runs. It was a good show by the batsmen in the second innings,” Dhoni said after India were dismissed for 459 in their second innings to hand South Africa an innings and 25-run victory.”After they won the toss it was a job half done, but they had to bowl at the right areas and they did that. Their batsmen also batted really well,” he added.Asked what are the positives that India would take from this match, Dhoni said, “Most of the batsmen got off to a good start in the second innings, I mean Gauti (Gautam Gambhir) scored 80, Sachin (Tendulkar) 100, these are positives.””But there are grey areas. Our bowling has to improve, and we are looking forward to have Zaheer (Khan) back in the side. It is important to educate the bowlers and give them a road map for the next Test.”I’ve lost quite a few tosses, but it’s important now to take some time off and then get back into the groove,” he added.South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who was awarded the Man of the Match for his maiden unbeaten double ton in the first innings, said it was a very special moment for him.”It took a long way to come but it was worth the wait. It was a very special moment,” Kallis said.advertisement”It was a good all-round effort from us, we put in a good performance on day one which put us ahead of the eight ball. Centurion is a big scoring ground and we came into this Test looking to be very positive with both bat and ball,” he said.Highly satisfied after drawing the first blood in the high profile series, South African skipper Graeme Smith heaped praise on his team and said the aim now would be to make it 2-0 in Durban.”Obviously very happy, it’s a big series, the build-up has been big and it’s nice to come out and secure a big win,” Smith said.”The bowlers did very well and bowled in the right areas on the first day. We wanted to be positive in our first innings, and to take the game forward like that. The way the batsmen played, it was great Test cricket.”We’ve had terrific support from the fans, looking forward to Christmas with our families. We have to continue in the same vein and make it 2-0 in Durban Test, that would be the aim,” he said.Spinner Paul Harris and pacer Morne Morkel were also awarded with a memento for achieving 100 wickets in their Test career in the post-match presentation.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Urban Meyer Ohio State defensive overhaul going well 6 practices into spring

OSU coach Urban Meyer watches his team during spring practice March 20 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Credit: Mark Batke / For The LanternOffense is what Urban Meyer is known for as a football coach.His spread system has helped him win two national championships, and win 83.7 percent of the games he’s been a head coach.But after watching Ohio State’s defense get torched in its final three games — two of them losses, to Michigan State and Clemson in the Big Ten Championship Game and 2014 Discover Orange Bowl, respectively — Meyer has said he is putting more of an emphasis on that side of the ball. He said the defense had to undergo an “overhaul” after last year — and so far, he likes what he’s seen after bringing in co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash and defensive line coach Larry Johnson.“It’s going well,” Meyer said Tuesday on how Ash is working with fellow co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell after OSU’s sixth spring practice. “We’re completely revamping the entire back end of how we do our business, and so far it’s been pretty good.”The Buckeyes finished 112th in the country last year in defending the pass, giving up 268 yards per game. That group lost leaders like linebacker Ryan Shazier, cornerback Bradley Roby and safety Christian Bryant to graduation or the NFL Draft, but Meyer likes what he’s seen from their replacements so far in spring ball — particularly junior linebacker Joshua Perry, who is looking to fill Shazier’s shoes.“He’s really, he’s without question one of our top five most improved players,” Meyer said of Perry. “Demeanor’s always been there, work ethic’s been there and the toughness element is something that’s really improved. Love of the game and he’s a wonderful guy to coach.”Offensively, however, OSU has the task of replacing four offensive linemen as well as stud tailback Carlos Hyde, who were all big parts of OSU rushing for 4,321 yards last season.One of the replacements on the offensive line has already been set according to Meyer, who said redshirt-sophomore Pat Elflein has earned a starting spot. Elflein played admirably during the Michigan game last year, as well as the Big Ten Championship Game.As for running back, Meyer said Tuesday that between redshirt-senior Rod Smith, sophomore Ezekiel Elliott, redshirt-sophomores Warren Ball and Bri’onte Dunn, “no one’s really separated themselves yet.”Starting senior quarterback Braxton Miller hasn’t been taking snaps all spring because of a shoulder surgery Feb. 21, but he’s been taking mental repetitions with a camera on his hat and reviewing them with offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman.Not getting the actual reps with Miller on the field is “frustrating,” Herman said Tuesday, while also noting that the team has to replace four starters on the offensive line.Herman isn’t worried too much about that, though.“It’d be a bigger concern if I didn’t believe the talent was there, and if I didn’t believe in (offensive line coach) Ed Warinner,” Herman said. “This group of O-linemen, whether we like to say it or not is much farther ahead than the group of our O-linemen our first spring.”Another player who has improved is sophomore running back Dontre Wilson, who Meyer said “is the starting H at Ohio State,” as he looks to fulfill that hybrid position the offense so desperately needs.“But we’d like that hybrid position is really a key guy if we can do that,” Meyer said.Herman echoed Meyer, saying the reason Wilson’s role was simple last year was because he wasn’t ready for anything more than that.“He couldn’t play receiver last year — he didn’t know what the hell he was doing,” Herman said of Wilson. “Didn’t know how to do it. He was 175 pounds or whatever the heck he was. So him and his ability limited us. And ability doesn’t just include running fast and making guys miss. There’s a lot that goes into and usability in the offense. Has had a great offseason and really took to the position and it still learning.”The Buckeyes are set to take on Navy in their first game of the season Aug. 30 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for noon. read more