The String Cheese Incident Fights Through The Rain At The Après In Aspen

first_imgOn Saturday, The String Cheese Incident played their second show of the weekend at Aspen, CO’s inaugural The Après, a new festival in collaboration with the area’s renowned live music venue, Belly Up Aspen. The night prior, the sextet offered up an electric two-set performance at the Belly Up.Following a brief weather delay, The String Cheese Incident opened up their first set with “Manga”, a fairly new tune that was inspired by legendary Cameroonian bassist Andre Manga and debuted last summer at Electric Forest. The band moved forward with an exploratory take on “Texas”, highlighted by some explosive work from Michael Kang on his electric mandolin. Following a brief pause, Kang picked up his fiddle as the sextet moved forward with “Valley Of The Jig”. Michael Travis and Jason Hann set the tone with a tight trancey rhythm behind their kits, allowing keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth to send the jam into a spacey realm, as he messed around with his synth. A tender take on “Barstool” came next, followed by “Illegal” and a roaring “It Is What It Is”. The String Cheese Incident brought their first set to a close with the Hollingsworth-led “Colliding”.Following a brief setbreak, The String Cheese Incident returned to open up their second set with “So Far From Home”. Bill Nershi offered up some nice work on the acoustic guitar, along with some funky interplay out of Hollingsworth’s corner. With Keith Moseley laying down a meaty groove on the bass, the band moved forward with “Sirens”, giving Kang a chance to fire off a scorching solo. Fighting through the cold rain, SCI continued with “One Step Closer”, “Bhangra Saanj”, and a crowd-pleasing rendition of “Shantytown”. “Shantytown” made way for a “Drums” segment before the band closed out their second set with “Let’s Go Outside”.Tonight, The String Cheese Incident returns to The Après in Aspen, CO for their final performance of the weekend.The String Cheese Incident’s 25th-anniversary schedule will continue with a two-night stand at The Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO on April 19th and 20th. From there, the band will head down to the Big Easy during the second weekend of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for a trio of special performances including a show at The Orpheum on May 2nd and a pair of shows at Mardi Gras World with support from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong on May 3rd and 4th.The band will continue with a performance at Cumberland, MD’s DelFest on May 24th, followed by a three-night run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on May 25th, 26th, and 27th. SCI will also make summer festival appearances at Electric Forest, The Peach Music Festival, and FloydFest, as well as a four-night Independence Day run, and their annual three-night homecoming run at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 19th, 20th, and 21st.For ticketing information and a full list of The String Cheese Incident’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | The Après | Aspen, CO | 4/6/2019Set One: Manga, Texas, Vally Of The Jig, Barstool, Illegal > It Is What It Is, CollidingSet Two: So Far From Home > Sirens > One Step Closer > Bhangra Saanj, Shantytown > Drums > Let’s Go Outsidelast_img read more

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University announces two new vice presidents

first_imgThe University announced it named Doug Marsh and David Bailey as vice presidents Jan. 5. Marsh, a South Bend native and a 1982 Notre Dame graduate, was promoted to vice president for facilities design and operations. Bailey, a 1983 Notre Dame graduate, was promoted to vice president for strategic planning and institutional research.As vice president for facilities design and operations, Marsh will be the university architect. For more than two decades, he has led planning, design and construction at Notre Dame, in addition to overseeing the University’s utilities and maintenance team. Bailey began his career on campus in 2011. Since 2012, he has led the Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Research. Previously he worked at IBM Corp., Gerard Klauer Mattison & Co and Goldman Sachs. After these promotions, Notre Dame now has 18 vice presidents, in addition to executive vice president John Affleck-Graves. Tags: David Bailey, Doug Marsh, John Affleck-Graveslast_img read more

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Terry Kinney to Direct Miller’s The Price on B’way

first_img Arthur Miller’s The Price Related Shows Terry Kinney(Photo courtesy of Polk & Co.) The 2016-17 Great White Way season is shaping up! Terry Kinney, the co‐founder of Steppenwolf, will helm a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s The Price. The Roundabout production is scheduled to begin performances on February 16, 2017 and will officially open on March 16 at the American Airlines Theatre. The limited engagement is set to end on May 7.When the Great Depression cost his family their fortune, Victor Franz gave up his dream of an education to support his father. Three decades later, Victor has returned to his childhood home to sell the remainder of his parents’ estate. His wife, his estranged brother, and the wily furniture dealer hired to appraise their possessions all arrive with their own agendas, forcing Victor to confront a question, long‐stifled, about the value of his sacrifice.This will be the fifth Broadway production of The Price; it was last seen on the Main Stem in 1999, with Jeffrey DeMunn as Victor.The cast and design team will be announced later.center_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 14, 2017last_img read more

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Award-winning author Andre Dubus III will speak at Southern Vermont College commencement

first_imgAward-winning author Andre Dubus III will be awarded an Honorary Degree from Southern Vermont College and will address the graduating class on Sunday, May 17, for the school s 82nd commencement. Dubus is the author of House of Sand and Fog (a Finalist for the National Book Award and an Oprah s Book Club selection which was made into a major motion picture), Bluesman and The Cage Keeper and Other Stories. His most recent and widely acclaimed novel, The Garden of Last Days, dramatically weaves a tale about the intertwining lives of several characters leading up to 9/11. Andre Dubus III is a gifted writer and an inspiring speaker who has earned acclaim for his innovative narrative lines and for his rich character portraits, said SVC Provost Albert DeCiccio. His work has added a new dimension to discussions about the importance of understanding others in order to prevent turmoil both domestic and international. SVC is thrilled to host this talented writer to address our graduates, because, above all else, Andre values the imaginative potential of our nation s youth.Dubus has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for fiction, The Pushcart Prize, and was a Finalist for the Prix de Rome Fellowship from the Academy of Arts and Letters. A member of PEN American Center and the Executive Board of PEN New England, Dubus has served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and has taught writing at Harvard University, Tufts University, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Emerson College.Andre Dubus III, who lives with his family north of Boston, is the son of the late Andre Dubus, the author of many short stories and nonfiction vignettes, including Dancing After Hours and Meditations from a Movable Chair.Founded in 1926, Southern Vermont College offers a career-enhancing, liberal arts education with 21 academic degree programs for approximately 500 students. Southern Vermont College recognizes the importance of educating students for the workplace of the twenty-first century and for lives as successful leaders in their communities. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.Source: SVClast_img read more

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Pat Keller Makes First Descent of Linville Falls

first_imgPat Keller, 24, boldly made the first descent of Linville Falls last Tuesday, August 24, 2010. The triple-tiered waterfall has been eyed by many experienced kayakers over the years, but the intimidating upper drop had been, until now, thought to be un-runnable. During Keller’s descent the upper waterfall (partially obscured in photo) proved to be the most difficult and nearly ended with disastrous consequences. Here’s Pat’s description of the descent:In the entrance slide, i thought to myself, “You’ve wanted to do this you’re whole life, you better get it right.”I boofed into the chasm and caught the set up eddy. No time for any thoughts but good ones.Peeling out of the pocket, i wanted to stay as low as possible, so i could generate enough drive to get the ramp i wanted. Taking my boof stroke, i knew i wasnt going fast enough. I yanked on my Right blade of my Werner as hard as i could, but my boat still turned and pointed down, launching me into the protrusion off the wall. My bow pitoned into the wall with a huge slam, turning my boat to the Left in the crack. My Nomad 8.5 had the rocker to allow the bow to shank off without sticking, but my Right elbow and wrist slammed down on the same protrusion that caught my bow, popping my paddle out of both hands. As my brain was processing this new BIG problem, the death cave went by on my left side. No time to reach out and grab for it, possibly knocking me off balance. With determination but in a calm state of consciousness, i hand-backferried into the safety eddy on river Left, between Jones and Murf. Both were ready with ropes in hand, about to release if i were to miss a beat. I smiled at both of them, giving them the thumbs up – big hit but im ok. Five seconds later, my paddle floated past the cave and directly into my hands. It was like a dream.Not waisting any time, i grabbed excalibur from the waters, smiled at the Billys through my mouthguard and started paddling for the big falls.Lining up just Right of Center, i paddled in to this unreal view of the horizon line. Just past my big red bow, the explosion came into view and i was at damn near the perfect angle. Boofing as hard as i could, i got my bow out and past the nasty part of the bounce and to my amazement, my brand new shiny kayak combined with the angle of landing and the angle of the rock underneath me – gave me the most spectacular bounce i’ve ever felt. Up until this point, i was expecting to get bucked over the bars, but visualized the clean line anyway. Soaring out away from the explosion and past the horrible second shelf, i was extatic. I knew that i was going to land flat and it would be a huge hit, so i slammed my upper body forward to try not to let my spine stack up – thus breaking my back.Weight forward, a little heavy on my left edge, time slowed to a near standstill. I was watching the far wall go up and up and up, waiting for the hit that i knew was coming. An extra mental two count went by beyond what i was expecting (a testament to the bounce, and the size of the drop itself) and BOOOOOM! Pat Keller Dropping Linville FallsLanding on my Left edge allowed the surface area of my kayak to slow my landing by about 2 feet, as opposed to the approx 6 inches that my boat would’ve gone into the water, had i landed dead flat and balanced. Although the hit was large, and my ribs were a bit bruised from the water’s impact, i was stoked.As stoked as Keller and many others in the outdoor sports community of Western North Carolina were when first hearing of his descent of Linville Falls, the National Park Service isn’t feeling the same way. Keller’s descent violated several laws and he has been charged with multiple misdemeanors, all of which, if convicted, could result in up to $5000.00 fines and the possibility of jail time for Keller.For Pat’s take on the story, click to http://www.teamdagger.com/profiles/blogs/the-day-of-a-lifetimelast_img read more

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Compliance: Joint accounts and share insurance coverage

first_imgShare insurance coverage, as a general rule, extends National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund coverage to only credit union members. However, within the Federal Credit Union Act, there are some exceptions to the general rule.Those include interest on lawyer trust accounts, retirement and other benefit accounts and “qualifying joint accounts.”Several questions have been raised to CUNA’s compliance staff lately about what counts as a qualifying joint account for purposes of the exception.A qualifying joint account is a joint account in which:Each of the co-owners has personally signed a membership or account signature card (this does not apply to share certificate accounts); andEach member has a right to withdrawal on the same basis as the other co-owners.For share insurance purposes, a joint account that does not meet these requirements must be treated as owned by the named persons as individuals. The actual ownership interest of each person will be added to any additional accounts they own individually at the credit union. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Woman, 26, Killed in North Valley Stream Crash, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 26-year-old woman was killed Tuesday in a one-car crash in North Valley Stream, Nassau County police said. The woman, whose identity was not released pending notification of next of kin, was driving a 2005 Chrysler east on Dutch Broadway at Valpark Avenue around midnight when she struck a light pole and then crashed into tree, police said. First responders with Nassau police’s Emergency Services Unit and the Elmont Fire Department extracted the woman from the car using a hydraulic machine meant to pry apart wreckage. The victim was transported to Franklin General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 12:51 a.m., police said.Police did not say what caused the crash. The investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

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Retailers celebrate return of in-store customers

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Retail stores in the Southern Tier are welcoming customers back, as Phase 2 is now a week in. “Clothing is better to feel and touch,” Reytenberg said. “We are known for the customer service we provide, the lasting relationships we have with our customers.” Reytenberg took over management of the store in February, before the COVID-19 pandemic threw off her grand re-opening plans. “Things are going well. We’re beginning to see a lot of our customers,” she said. “We’re getting a lot of phone calls, emails, things are picking right back up again.” “It was really exciting whether they were shopping or just coming in to say ‘hello,’ and how much they missed us,” said The Goldsmith owner Inessa Reytenberg. “It was truly just exciting and to see people out and about.” But now, her self-proclaimed “re-re-opening” is helping show off not only products, but her store’s experience. Last Friday, confusion halted many businesses from getting a jump back into work, as rumors of Phase 2’s postponement frustrated many. “I’ve had a lot of my regulars come in this week to welcome me and congratulate me, and people are shopping,” Weeks said. “It’s just really nice to have connection with people. I think [in-store shopping] going to lift people’s spirits a lot.”center_img “Most of my business is custom framing and that’s not an easy thing to do,” she said. But after re-opening after last Friday’s craziness, she’s got some customers flowing throughout. Garland Gallery owner Sherry Eaton has been at the store’s helm for 26 years, but for the last few months, she’s had to close doors. She explained online and curbside service wasn’t an option based on her big sellers. Eaton explained people are required to wear a mask, encouraged to use sanitizer throughout the store, and stay “a zebra apart,” her store’s way of enforcing the six-foot social distancing rules. The Mabel D. Orr Fashion Boutique is also back in the swing of things, as owner Heidi Weeks says she’s just happy to see people again. But after Governor Andrew Cuomo gave the go-ahead, some owners expressed happiness and excitement to see people get back through their store doors.last_img read more

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Gold Coast climbs the ranks on global property rich list

first_imgThe Gold Coast’s prestige property has been named as one of the world’s top performers for the second quarter in a row.THE Glitter Strip has once again been named one of the world’s top cities for luxury residential property.Impressive price growth in the Gold Coast’s prestige market has seen it jump up the ranks in Knight Frank’s Prime Global Cities Index. It was included in the list for the first time last quarter at No. 27 but the Coast’s growth of 1.3 per cent saw it climb to No. 26 for the September quarter.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenGold Coast’ s most expensive house00:47RELATED: Coast’s biggest mansion hits market with $45 million price tag RELATED: Out of this world mansion with a $30 million price tagIt was one of five Australian cities and the only regional area to make the list. It also recorded growth higher than the average annual prime price growth of 1.1 per cent across 45 cities globally.The index tracks movement in prime residential prices worldwide. Prime property is defined as the most desirable and expensive property which make up the top 5 per cent of each market, by value.The Gold Coast is no stranger to luxury property with a $45 million mansion on the market on Sovereign Islands.Just a few streets away there’s a $30 million pad also up for grabs.Moscow topped the list with the highest annual price growth of 11 per cent, followed by Frankfurt, Taipei, Manila and Berlin which all recorded 6.5 per cent or more.Sydney ranked the highest for the country at No. 17 with 2.6 per cent growth, followed by Melbourne (21) and Brisbane (22) gaining 2 per cent each and Perth (30) with 0.7 per cent growth.REIQ Gold Coast chairman Andrew Henderson said the Glitter Strip was no longer just considered a tourist hotspot.“We are the number one regional city in Australia for luxury property — there’s no better place to live,” he said.“We have got great diversity with our property with beachfront, main river, canal, acreage and Hinterland (homes), anyone that wants luxury there’s numerous types of property to suit.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“Not many places in the world would offer that diversity.”Mr Henderson said interstate migration, technological advances that allowed people to work from anywhere and significant infrastructure particularly in the education and medical fields were to thank for the price growth.The Gold Coast was ranked No. 26 on the global real estate rich list.Knight Frank head of residential research Australia Michelle Ciesielski said blue-chip property came out of the national downturn relatively unscathed.“Whilst the Australian mainstream residential markets were progressively being corrected by tightened lending measures, the prime property market continued to experience positive growth given the prestige end of the market was less impacted by funding restrictions throughout this time,” she said.“In fact, the major east coast cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast have now recorded 25 quarters, or more, of positive annual growth.“Growth in prime property prices closely follows the performance on the stock exchange and there have been some significant gains made on the Australian sharemarket in 2019. “Collectively the Australian prime market has continued to see sustainable growth of 2 per cent in the year ending September 2019, whilst the sharemarket recorded a 7.7 per cent return.“With equities on an upward growth trajectory, it’s likely this will follow through to further growth in prime property prices.”last_img read more

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Garth George: Internet joins TV’s grubby demise

first_imgBay of Plenty Times 25 June 2012It is a fact of life that whenever anything new, good or useful is invented for our enjoyment and edification, it is soon corrupted by the immoral, the greedy and the evil among us. Take, for instance, the internet. It never ceases to amaze me just how much useful information can be gained at the click of a button when once it took sometimes hours looking through encyclopaedias, manuals, dictionaries or thesauruses. Yet if you type the word “porn” into Google, it will present you with 1.7 billion (yes, billion) pages of prurient material, some of which is so perverted and sickening to almost (yes, almost) put you off sex. And the worst of it is that it is readily available to anyone who knows how to work a computer. Before the internet came television – one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. But it, too, has been corrupted by the immoral, the greedy and the evil.It seems to me that since television first arrived in this country back in June, 1960 (just ask Google), it has progressively improved and degenerated in equal measure so that nowadays, like Google, much of the content is grubby, gruesome and unacceptable, at least to those of us who try to maintain some sort of moral and ethical standards. So it didn’t surprise me in the slightest that a Tauranga psychotherapist should tell this newspaper that children under 3 should not be watching any television and those up to 7 should be limited to 30 minutes a day.….But it’s not just the tiny tots who suffer from too much television watching. It has had a marked deleterious effect on our teenagers, too. As Bob McCoskrie, national director of Family First NZ, told the Times: “One of our major concerns is that the 8.30pm watershed for families is just a farce. There is sexual content, foul language and sexual innuendo in programmes as early as 5.30pm. “Also, adult-rated programmes are being promoted during the kids’ viewing times, which is simply wrong. There have been plenty of studies which show the adverse effects on children of prolonged exposure to violence and sexual content.” He is right. It might not be the sole cause, but excessive TV watching has been linked to teen suicides, the increase in venereal diseases, unwanted pregnancies, crime and violence and the apparently mindless destruction of property.http://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/comment-garth-george-internet-tv/1429659/last_img read more

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