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Telluride Jazz Taps Mavis Staples, Funky Meters, Dr. John, And More For Small Town Takeover [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images This weekend, Telluride Jazz Festival took over Telluride Town Park, bringing the likes of Mavis Staples, Macy Gray, the Funky Meters with Dr. John, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Miles Mosley & The West Coast Get Down, The Suffers, FatsO, and more to the charming town nestled in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. The internationally renowned jazz festival has been running since 1977, consistently pulling big names to come and take over the small village of around 2,500. This year, Bootsie Collins was slated to make a headlining appearance at the festival, but after his ear surgery took him out of commission, the bassist was replaced the Funky Meters and Dr. John, more than making up for the last-minute change.With bonus sets at the Sheridan Opera House, which only has a capacity of 240 people, as well as the main stage of the town park turned festival grounds, the weekend was filled with intimate performances in a context rarely experienced in larger cities. With a background of gorgeous mountain ranges on all sides, Telluride Jazz Festival (and any of the other numerous Telluride-based music festivals, such as Telluride Bluegrass and Blues and Brews) tops many audiophiles must-see events, if not sheerly for the setting and the consistent energized performances that seem to be the Telluride way.You can check out gorgeous photos from this year’s Telluride Jazz Festival below, courtesy of Andrew Rios.last_img read more


Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announces New Album, ‘Servants Of The Sun’, Shares First Single [Listen]

first_imgOn Tuesday, Chris Robinson Brotherhood announced the coming release of their new studio album, Servants of the Sun, due out on June 14th via Silver Arrow Records.The new record marks the band’s sixth full-length release since their formation in 2011. While previous CRB records have taken a more exploratory, studio-centric approach, Servants of the Sun is “their most direct, bare bones, rock and roll offering since debut companion albums Big Moon Ritual and The Magic Door.”As Chris Robinson explains in a press release, “I let my head go to a Saturday night at The Fillmore, and said, ‘what’s the best set we could play?’ The record was conceived from that starting point. With our last couple of albums we made songs we knew we probably weren’t going to play live. This time around every one of these songs will fall into the live repertoire.”“The best thing about the CRB after all this time is that no matter what we’re going through, when there’s a new piece of music that everyone is interested in, the entire band gets in there and goes for it,” continues Robinson.The album captures Robinson and company hurtling between the fire and mania of Saturday night and the bruises and rain-on-the-bus-window reflection of the cold Sunday morning dawn. As the announcement notes, “Beyond the bullet holes, red-eyed angry angels, alchemy, praying mantises, hangovers, and all other manner of cosmic debris gone lyrically airborne—love is lost, new love is found, relationships are bent and broken by distance and time or by unrelenting proximity and timelessness. All the while, the line between autobiography and psychedelic fantasy is completely blurred.”“I like to write ‘scenes.’ I want you to be able to storyboard these lyrics into a visual, even the abstract part of them,” says Robinson. “We’re creating a world and we want people to come in. We’re doing it through language and this texture of music and melody. Sometimes it’s a celebration, sometimes its mourning. It can be anything once you get inside.”Below, you can listen to the first single from Servants of the Sun, “Comin’ Round The Mountain”:Chris Robinson Brotherhood – “Comin’ Round The Mountain”[Video: Chris Robinson Brotherhood]Check out a full tracklisting for Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s forthcoming album, Servants of the Sun, below. For a list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, head to their website here.Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Servants of the Sun – Tracklisting1. Some Earthly Delights2. Let It Fall3. Rare Birds4. Venus In Chrome5. Stars Fell On California6. Comin’ Round The Mountain7. The Chauffeur’s Daughter8. Dice Game9. Madder Rose Interlude10. A Smiling EpitaphView Tracklistinglast_img read more


Bill Richardson named IOP spring visiting fellow

first_imgHarvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP), located at the Harvard Kennedy School, announced the spring visiting fellowship of Bill Richardson, governor of New Mexico (2003-11), U.S. secretary of energy (1998-2001), U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (1997-98), and U.S. representative (D-NM; 1983-97).Richardson’s fellowship will occur the week of March 28.  On March 31, Richardson will speak in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum and deliver the 2011 Corliss Lamont Lecture, a lectureship featuring an individual widely recognized for leadership in diminishing the risk of nuclear war.  Visiting fellows traditionally meet with student groups, lead discussion groups on topical issues and their experiences in public and political service, and participate in public policy classes with students and Harvard University faculty.last_img read more


Shades of Ebony to host Women’s Week

first_imgThis week, Shades of Ebony hosts its second annual Women’s Week, a series of presentations, discussions and other events designed to celebrate women at Notre Dame.Carina Reich, secretary of Shades of Ebony, said the intent of this year’s event is to continue a discussion about the role of women on campus, in the workforce and in society.“We see Women’s Week as our little Shades of Ebony meetings at large, because we get together as a women’s group every other weekend to discuss topics on women that are important to us, and we want to share it with the rest of campus,” Reich said.The first Women’s Week in 2013 coincided with the 40th anniversary of the introduction of coeducation at Notre Dame and consisted of a dinner, a prayer service and a service event at St. Margaret’s House. Ray’Von Jones, President of Shades of Ebony, said the positive response the club received last year prompted them to expand the number and size of the events this year.Many of the week’s events are co-sponsored by other organizations including Campus Ministry, the Gender Relations center, several individual alumnae and a number of residence halls and other student clubs. Rachel Wallace, Shades of Ebony’s Marketing Director, said the club saw an increase in the number of people involved, both in terms of sponsorship and student interest.“We’ve got a lot of other student organizations,” Wallace said. “For our prayer service we have Harmonia, since they’re an all-women’s choir, coming to sing . . . for our final event on Friday we have Wabruda, our brother organization, helping us with our cake walk on Friday. We try to reach out to a lot of other organizations around campus.”The week will kick off with a prayer service Monday in Ryan Hall, featuring the a cappella group Harmonia as well as student reflections. On Tuesday, there will be a screening of “Miss Representation,” a documentary about women’s portrayal in the media. In addition, the topic of the Gender Relations Center’s regular Sister Jean Roundtable will be “Different Paths to Womanhood: the Intersection of Career and Family.”“We want people to know that there are a lot of prominent women on campus and prominent women who graduated from Notre Dame,” Shades of Ebony historian Chizo Ekechukwu said. “Bringing those people in to speak and having them at our roundtable about different career paths on womanhood [will let] women know on campus that there are different outlooks on life, because a lot of women at Notre Dame focus so much on academics that they forget about family and forget about the intersections between the two.”On Wednesday, a group of students will have an ice cream social at St. Margaret’s House, a day center for women in downtown South Bend.“[The week is] not only just focused on Notre Dame but also on the outer community and how as Notre Dame women we can incorporate those worlds,” Reich said.Shades of Ebony will host the Celebration of Women Dinner in McKenna Hall Thursday night. The formal event will feature Grace Watkins, a freshman at Notre Dame; Frances Shavers, former chief of staff to President John Jenkins; and Katie Washington, Notre Dame’s first black valedictorian. Ekechukwu said the presentations will explore National Women’s History Month themes of “character, courage and commitment.”Jones said even though the group moved the dinner to a bigger location this year the event is still over capacity.“The RSVPs were crazy,” Jones said. “There was a point where we were like, ‘Oh, we need to get people to RSVP, and then it was like, maybe we shouldn’t.’ It was really great to see that; the last day just jumped.”The week, which also consists of a display in the library Fishbowl, a toiletry drive for St. Margaret’s House and posters around campus, will conclude with a cakewalk fundraiser on Friday, which Jones said will benefit the Robinson Community Learning Center.Jones said the events are open to the public and meant for students of both genders.“By coming, people are saying that they want to celebrate women and that women are important on this campus, and it’s something important for us to be promoting,” she said.Tags: Women’s Weeklast_img read more


CVPS, DPS reach rate agreement

first_imgCVPS, DPS reach rate agreementRUTLAND –Central Vermont Public Service (NYSE-CV) and the Vermont Department of Public Servicehave reached a settlement in the company’s pending rate case, agreeing toa 3.73 percent increase effective Jan. 1, 2007. CVPS had filed for a 6.15percent increase last spring, to be effective Feb. 1, 2007.  A settlement agreement has been filed with the Vermont Public Service Board,which must review and approve the settlement before it can become effective.“Thissettlement provides the company with adequate cash flows and an opportunity toearn a fair return, while keeping rates very competitive,” President BobYoung said. “With utilities seeking double-digit rate hikes across theNortheast, we are proud of our ability to control costs and provide ourcustomers comparatively low rates, and a high level of service.”Under the settlement,a residential customer using 500 kilowatt-hours per month would see an increasefrom $68.01 to $70.56.  The same customer would pay up to $106.90elsewhere in New England.Due to cost controlsand stable long-term power contracts, CVPS has had just one rate increase inthe past seven years, a 3.95 percent increase in 2001. CVPS’s rates werereduced 2.75 percent in 2005. “Weappreciate the DPS’s efforts to reach a settlement,” Youngsaid.  “It will put the litigation of the rate case aside and allowus to continue our focus on driving out costs, other measures to restore thecompany’s financial strength, and new ways to improve reliability andcustomer service.”CVPS has movedfrom among the most expensive utilities in New England to amongthe lowest priced during the past decade. Driven in part by last year’shurricanes and problems in the Middle East, fuel prices have risen sharplyworldwide, driving up electricity prices for most utilities. In the past twoyears, rate requests of up to 60 percent have been sought in New England, andas much as 72 percent in Maryland.In Vermont,recent rate requests by other utilities have ranged from just under 10 percentto nearly 23 percent.  CVPS customers have been largely protected from theincrease in energy prices by fixed-price contracts with Hydro-Quebec andEntergy-Vermont Yankee.CVPS agreed toreduce its request primarily by shrinking its proposed allowed return on equityfrom 12 to 10.75 percent.  The Company’s request was further reducedwhen it agreed to separately pursue a request to recover $4.6 million in unplannedpower acquisition costs following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in late 2005.CVPS, founded in1929, is Vermont s largest electric utility, serving more than 152,000customers.Forward-LookingStatementsStatementscontained in this report that are not historical fact are forward-lookingstatements intended to qualify for the safe-harbors from the liabilityestablished by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements made that are not historical facts are forward-looking and,accordingly, involve estimates, assumptions, risks and uncertainties that couldcause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed inthe forward-looking statements.  Actual results will depend, among otherthings, upon the actions of regulators, performance of the Vermont Yankeenuclear power plant, effects of and changes in weather and economic conditions,volatility in wholesale electric markets and our ability to maintain our currentcredit ratings.  These and other risk factors are detailed in CV’sSecurities and Exchange Commission filings.  CV cannot predict the outcomeof any of these matters; accordingly, there can be no assurance that suchindicated results will be realized. Readers are cautioned not to place unduereliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date ofthis press release.  CV does not undertake any obligation to publiclyrelease any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events orcircumstances after the date of this press release.last_img read more


Gabreski Airport Airplane Crash Leaves 2 Dead, 1 Critical

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A small, single-engine airplane with three people aboard crashed into trees while practicing takeoffs and landings at Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach on Sunday morning, authorities said.The Ryan Navion F, a circa 1951 propeller plane, crashed at the Suffolk County-run airport at 11:40 a.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is responding to the incident. Two people were killed in the crash.Richard Rosenthal, 61, of HUntington Station, the owner of the plane lone survivor of the crash, was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Those killed in the crash were identified by police as Arieh Narkunski, the 64-year-old flight instructor, from Brooklyn, and a passenger, 65-year-old Robert A. Wilkie of Hempstead.Southampton Town Police said New York State police also responded to the scene. The National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation and will determine probable cause, the FAA said.last_img read more


Risalah Jakarta urges Jokowi to expand heath facilities, impose territorial quarantine

first_imgCommunity forum Risalah Jakarta has urged President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to improve health facilities and impose a strict territorial quarantine as COVID-19 cases continue to climb.Risalah Jakarta includes religious leaders, activists, academics and cultural figures in Jakarta. The forum was initiated by former Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin and has been facilitated by the ministry since 2018.Alissa Wahid, who is a moderator of the forum, said the government should focus on building more emergency hospitals at both the central and regional levels. “If necessary, prepare field hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients with mild infections. Allow hospitals that have stated their readiness to conduct rapid tests and accelerate the acquisition of test results,” Alissa said in a press release on Thursday.She added that the ongoing health crisis was an extraordinary circumstance and the result of a serious and infectious disease, as reflected by the declaration of a public health emergency, so it required a strict restriction policy.“Consider the proposed territorial quarantine policy to the extent that is required by the urgency of the situation, duration, geographical coverage and scope. Simplify government licensing for the need to act fast,” she said.Alissa thought the social distancing policy and the appeal to stay at home had not reached their goal and that the government needed to increase the community’s sensitivity to the crisis. Read also: Governor Anies calls for greater authority to handle COVID-19 epicenterThe 2018 Health Quarantine Law stipulated four quarantine measures: home quarantine, hospital quarantine, territorial quarantine and large-scale social distancing.President Jokowi declared a COVID-19 public health emergency on Tuesday. He also decided to impose large-scale social distancing measures using powers established by the health quarantine law.On the same day, Risalah Jakarta sent an open letter to the President, urging him to improve parts of the pandemic response, including medical facilities and equipment, social security and the legal compliance of all parties during the crisis.Member Usman Hamid, who is also the executive director of Amnesty International Indonesia, stressed the importance of social security in times of social restriction.“It will adversely affect the right of people to work, especially citizens who have unstable jobs, those with low incomes or informal workers, who are affected disproportionately,” said Usman.He said companies, except those in health care and other essential sectors, should allow employees to work from home, but the government needed to ensure all affected citizens had enough access to social security.Risalah Jakarta called on the government to cooperate with agencies dealing with COVID-19 in other countries and allow intervention in areas that were significantly affected and had the potential to spread the disease.The forum also asked Indonesia to learn from other countries’ experiences to carry out protocols and procurement precisely, quickly and on a large scale.As of Thursday, Indonesian health authorities had confirmed 1,790 cases of COVID-19 with 170 fatalities across 32 provinces. Topics :last_img read more


Grand foyer greets visitors as palatial waterfront residence goes on market

first_imgA sophisticated coastal style is on offer at 201-205 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.THE Adelaide boss behind Fitch Retail Investments has put his palatial Broadbeach Waters property on the market for offers over $12.5 million.A grand foyer with sweeping staircases and chandeliers is a showpiece greeting visitors to the three-level waterfront residence at 201-205 Monaco St.Poised on a 4001sq m block with a sweeping driveway, the luxury six-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion includes a tennis court, pool, sports bar, games room, home theatre and office. Sweeping staircases greet visitors.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe couple, who moved to the Gold Coast to be closer to Mrs Fitch’s family, said they put their own style on the luxury property when they moved in. The open-plan residence channels a sophisticated coastal style with bright interiors and a contemporary colour palette. “We moved from Carrara before we found this home,” Mr Fitch said. “I love the Gold Coast lifestyle and the main river view of this place. The main river was something we had on our checklist.” The sports bar has been a favourite venue for entertaining.Family improvements included repainting much of the home and remodelling the kitchen.“The kitchen used to be a dark purple and the style was really aged,” Mr Fitch said. A tennis court and cubby house are surrounded by manicured gardens.“It’s a magnificent, stylish home but it is so kid-friendly too,” Mr Fitch said. “My favourite part is the sports bar. I’ve had a few social gathering around it and one of my friends from Adelaide gave me a sign that says ‘Davidoff’ to make it a real bar.” The waterfront property has been home to one of South Australia’s most successful families.Owner David Fitch, head of one of South Australia’s most successful family business groups, bought the home with his wife Rachel in 2015.“It has been a wonderful home for family and friends,” Mr Fitch said. “We have had groups of friends stay from Adelaide and it has been great for everyone to have their own space and retreat to a quiet area when they want. All the guest rooms are ensuited too.” The property includes a tennis court.The property, which includes a 10-car basement, is for sale through Savills Southport marketing agents Lisa Halpin and Chris Jones.last_img read more


10 priests indicted in sex abuse case in Spain

first_img Share FaithInternationalLifestylePrint 10 priests indicted in sex abuse case in Spain by: Associated Press – January 28, 2015 Share 203 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet MADRID, Spain (AP) — A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada has indicted 10 priests and two Catholic lay workers in a sex abuse case that prompted Pope Francis to call one of the alleged victims.According to the indictment filed Tuesday, the 12 are suspected of abusing four teenage boys in a priest’s parochial home between 2004 and 2007. They are free on bail pending trial.Francis in November told reporters he received a letter documenting the abuse from one of the alleged victims and then called him, telling him to report it in person at the Granada diocese.Francis also said he wrote to the bishop and pressed him to launch an investigation.The suspects face possible jail time of more than 20 years each.last_img read more


Louquetta Rana Spinner

first_imgLouquetta Rana Spinner, age 48, of Osgood passed away early Tuesday May 23, 2017 at her home.  Louquetta was born on February 21, 1969 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana the daughter of the late Patrick and Jacqueline (Mathews) OConnor.The family moved to Haskell, Oklahoma where she grew up and spent most of her school days in the area.  After moving to Arizona, Louquetta graduated from Saint David High School in Arizona.  Following graduation she moved back to Carrollton, Kentucky where she met and married John Spinner.   They recently celebrated 26 years of marriage.  In the early years of their marriage she worked as a nurse assistant and then as a server at Hollywood Casino.Family was important to her, and you always knew where you stood with her.  She enjoyed a game of bingo, going to yard sales, and cooking.  The family will miss her homemade bread and peanut butter pies.Louquetta is survived by husband John, daughter Johnquline, and son Patrick all of Osgood, along with brother, Patrick OConnor of Carrollton, Kentucky and sister, Irma Hill of Osgood.  She was looking forward to the birth of her first grandchild later this year.A graveside service will be held on Saturday May 27, 2017 at 11:00 am. at Perseverance Cemetery outside of Osgood.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be made out to the family in care of the funeral home.  Neal’s Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.last_img read more