Trey Anastasio Announces Two New Symphony Performances This Fall

first_imgTrey Anastasio has just announced two new orchestral performances on September 27th and 29th with the Nashville Symphony and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, respectively. The Phish maestro is known for having wide-ranging music tastes: In addition to the Vermont jam foursome, Trey fronts his own horn-steeped side project, Trey Anastasio Band, served as a judge for this year’s NPR Tiny Desk Contest, was nominated for a Tony Award for the score he contributed to Broadway musical Hands On A Hardbody, and is a self-proclaimed pop music fanatic, frequently adapting unexpected contemporary songs, as he and Bob Weir did with Lady Gaga‘s “Million Reasons” at Wanee this past weekend.But while his musical tastes are diverse and stylistically broad, his educational background lies in classical composition. Since 2001, the Phish guitarist has worked with a several highly-regarded symphonies nationwide, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, and the National Symphony Orchestra, composing orchestral arrangements of his Phish material and leading the ensembles on guitar. Most recently, in the Fall of 2014, Trey performed a series of orchestral concerts to showcase his newest composition, “Petrichor,” which has since been adapted for the Phish canon (on 2016’s Big Boat) and served as the centerpiece for the 2016-2017 New Year’s Gag. Trey’s past orchestral shows have also included adaptations of other classic Phish compositions, including “Divided Sky,” “You Enjoy Myself,” “Guyute,” “Wilson,” and more. Below, you can watch footage of Trey performing “You Enjoy Myself” with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra on February 28th, 2012:Tickets for the newly announced performances will be available through a real time pre-sale beginning Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 10AM local time and ending Thursday, May 4th at 5PM EST. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 5, 2017 at 10AM EST for the Nashville performance, and 12pm EST for Atlanta. Tickets can be purchased online here.[Cover photo via Phish.com]last_img read more

Legendary Long Island Venue ‘My Father’s Place’ To Reopen In 2018

first_imgYou don’t often think of Roslyn, New York, in Long Island as a place that has played host to some of the greatest rock and music acts of the 70’s and 80’s. However, back when My Father’s Place was open, it most certainly was, hosting big-name artists such as Bruce Springsteen, The Police, U2, The Ramones, John Mellencamp, Bob Marley, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Aerosmith, Tom Waits, and many more. During its 16-year tenure from 1971 to 1987, My Father’s Place hosted over 6,000 performances, many of which were broadcast live on WLIR-FM and subsequently recorded for other radio stations to broadcast.Today, club founder Michael “Eppy” Epstein announced that the club will once again reopen its doors within The Roslyn Hotel and that he has signed an agreement to bring the club back in early 2018 after a 30-year absence. Epstein explained, “I want to do stuff that no one else is doing….I want to give people a live music experience unlike anything else on Long Island.” Plans for the venue include a supper club with a 200-person capacity, along with an upscale restaurant at a 60-person capacity, along with 150 shows per year to go along with that, with hopes of former attendees will once again return.“It’s a continuation of the business,” Epstein said. “If you were 18 when you went to My Father’s Place, you’re 50-something or 60-something now and you want a place with a nice tablecloth, a nice chair and an intimate concert performance.” The Police | My Father’s Place | 2.10.79 (Full Show)[via vigango][via Newsday – cover photo courtesy of limusichalloffame.org]last_img read more

Urgent message on ghetto life

first_imgTommie Shelby, the Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy, recently published “Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform,” a bold work that gives philosophical context to one of the country’s most critical social problems. In a Q&A, Shelby outlined the cultural, political, and personal history that helped shaped his book. GAZETTE: What prompted you to write this book?SHELBY: I’ve long been thinking about the relationship between race and class, and in the tradition of political philosophy I most identify with, one of the key problems is how economic justice and racial justice are connected. I’m also interested in the ways that racial prejudice and racial division function as obstacles to creating more just economic relations among citizens. I thought it might be fruitful to think about how these questions play out in disadvantaged black urban neighborhoods. I’ve been talking about ghetto poverty since I first came to Harvard, in 2000, and somewhere along the way — not sure when — I became convinced that philosophy could be brought to bear on the problem.GAZETTE: What do you think philosophy can add to the study of poor urban communities?SHELBY: From Plato to John Rawls, “What is justice?” has been a central question in philosophy. Philosophers have long tried to identify sound principles of justice. As I read the relevant social science literature, questions about justice are not usually at the center. Many social scientists are moved by concerns of justice in their choice of ghettos as a research topic, but they tend to stick to discussing empirical facts, leaving the value questions largely unexplored or implicit. I believe philosophers can deepen our understanding of the relevant values, explaining which ones are worth endorsing and why.GAZETTE: Does philosophy also have a role to play in social policy as it relates to black urban poverty?SHELBY: A lot of social policy discourse picks up where social scientific research leaves off. Having identified key factors in the perpetuation of ghettos — segregation, crime, or joblessness — interventions are proposed or enacted that aim to be cost-effective in solving the problem — integration initiatives, increased police presence, or jobs programs. But, again, I think important questions of political morality are often ignored. Before any such policy is proposed, it’s important to ask, “Are we facing a situation where we’re dealing with an imperfect but reasonably just social structure or are we dealing with a society that has serious injustices running through it?” When confronting structural injustice, policymakers must take due care to respect those who are unjustly disadvantaged, yet this isn’t always done.GAZETTE: Can you give an example?SHELBY: Some among the ghetto poor are keenly aware of the injustices they face. To maintain their self-respect, they often respond by being defiant, by transgressing certain norms, even in how they speak, dress, or style their hair. This is one way the oppressed are able to hold their heads up — to maintain a sense of dignity or to build solidarity. Unless we attend to the ethics of resistance, we may be tempted to propose solutions that give too little weight to the political agency of those we are trying to help.GAZETTE: You argue for the need to abolish ghettos, and suggest it begin as a grass-roots effort. How can it be done?SHELBY: What needs to occur has already begun with the Black Lives Matter movement. Activists are drawing on elements from the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, adapting these modes of political engagement to fit our current circumstances. The focus has to be on organizing and building solidarity at the local and state levels and trying to influence public debate. I don’t see myself as laying down a manifesto for what to do. I’m simply joining a conversation, which reaches back for decades, with people who are already trying to create a society of equals.GAZETTE: How has your personal story shaped your work?SHELBY: I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, though I spent my teenage years in Los Angeles. I was mostly raised in ghetto neighborhoods. My mom became pregnant with me at 16 and, mostly as a single mother, cared for me and my siblings, relying on public assistance and poverty-level wages. So for obvious reasons, I’m passionate about these issues. And I’m sure my childhood experiences in poor black neighborhoods have influenced my outlook, probably in ways I don’t fully recognize.The more abiding influence on my thinking comes from colleagues such as Orlando Patterson [John Cowles Professor of Sociology] and William Julius Wilson [Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor]. I couldn’t have carried out this project without drawing heavily on the work of leading sociologists, as well as those working in legal studies and African-American studies.GAZETTE: Philosophy grapples with big ideas and theories, but ghettos have such a sense of urgency surrounding them. How do you make sense of that disconnect?SHELBY: Philosophers can say useful things about urgent questions. I think often about the thinkers I teach: Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr. They have many profound philosophical moments in their writings, where they consider more abstract questions about justice and the political ethics of the oppressed. They took up these questions while in the midst of intense political struggles. They understood it’s not enough to know what you’re against. You also need to know what you’re for, what ideals or moral vision you’re hoping to realize. We can learn from the history of such practically engaged reflection as we grapple with the struggles of our time.last_img read more

Turfgrass 101

first_imgThese grasses include annual rye, poa trivialis, creepingbentgrass, tall fescue and perennial rye.For more research-based information on turfgrass, visit www.georgiaturf.com orcontact your local UGA Cooperative Extension agent at1-800-ASK-UGA1.(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Prefer warm to hot temperatures (80 to 95 degrees).Grow best in summer.Have extended winter dormancy.Have poor shade and winter tolerance. These types of grass include bermudagrass, St. Augustinegrass,centipedegrass, zoysiagrass and seashore paspalum.Cool-season grasses grow well during the cool months of springand fall when temperatures average 60-75 degrees. They mayundergo stress, become dormant or be injured during the hotmonths of summer and may require significantly more water thanthe warm-season grasses.Cool-season grasses: Prefer cool to warm temperatures (65 to 75 degrees).Grow best in the spring and fall.Have limited winter dormancy.Have good winter tolerance and adequate shade tolerance. By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity ofGeorgiaGeorgia’s plant hardiness zones cover a wide range, from thebalmy climate of Savannah to the exhausting heat of Valdosta tothe frigid temperatures of Blairsville. Because of Georgia’sclimate extremes, a grass like St. Augustinegrass that growsgreat in Tifton will have trouble surviving in Rome.University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts have takenthe guesswork out of picking a good grass for your lawn. Use theguide below as you head to the lawn and garden store or beforeyou call a sod company.Warm-season grasses grow best during the warm months whentemperatures reach 80-95 degrees in the spring, summer and earlyfall. They grow vigorously during this time and become brown anddormant in the winter.Warm-season grasses:last_img read more

Huntington Man Sentenced for $3M Con

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Huntington man was sentenced Thursday to 21 to 63 years in prison for conning seven people out of millions of dollars in an elaborate land investment scheme starting in 2008.Paul White had been convicted at Suffolk County court in December of seven counts of grand larceny following a two-month-long trial. White was ordered to pay nearly $3 million in restitution to his victims.“Instead of investing their money, White spent their money,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said. “He financed a comfortable lifestyle, including the purchase of a farm for himself in Cleveland County, North Carolina, that he turned into a game reserve and used for hunting.”Prosecutors said the 56-year-old con man claimed to be a financial adviser operating under the name of Professional Investment Advisor Inc., when he promised elderly investors lucrative federal tax benefits in commercial real estate transactions. The victims instead lost their retirement savings, authorities said.Judge James Hudson also sentenced him to 1 and 1/3 to 4 years in prison for his scheme to defraud conviction.last_img read more

Booking.com is closing five offices around the world, one in Croatia as well

first_imgDue to the poorer business result caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Booking com has started restructuring its business. Unfortunately, we can confirm that the employees in our Split office have been affected by the global business restructuring announced in August, Booking-com reports, adding that despite this, Croatia remains an important market for Booking.com. “The changes in business are part of the global restructuring announced in August due to the devastating impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the travel industry and our business. Due to the significant reduction in the number of trips around the world and the small possibilities for the market situation to be the same as before the COVID crisis in the next few years, we will have to further restructure our business organization to adapt to new conditions in the travel industry”Point out from Booking.com and emphasize that their focus remains on supporting all their partners through this crisis and after it by providing them with support and necessary services at all times.  Booking.com has announced that it will lay off up to 25 percent of its employees globally, approximately 4.000 employees, and the fact that Booking.com recorded a 91 percent drop in bookings in the last financial quarter clearly shows the poor performance. The Zagreb office of Booking.com continues to work, which is important information, both because of the desk in our language and the whole supports. It was also announced that they are closing at least five of their offices around the world, in Washington, London, Cambridge, Toronto and one office in Croatia, ie Split. Photo: Booking.com Office in Zagreb / ​​Source: Officelovinlast_img read more

Austrian pension funds return nearly 5% over first half of 2014

first_imgAs per end-March, just over 57% of Pensionskassen’s assets were invested in bonds, and 35.5% on average in equities.Austrian schemes were 3.4% invested in real estate, with the rest invested in “other asset classes”.The FVPK warned that Southern Europe had not fully overcome the financial crisis, as “necessary reforms have not fully been implemented”.According to the most recent statistics, 840,000 Austrians are members of a Pensionskasse, or 22% of all Austrian employees (in 2008, the share had been 13%).In total, the 15 Pensionskassen are managing €17.7bn in assets.The FVPK also confirmed that both Pensionskassen and severance pay funds (Vorsorgekassen) were now exempt from tax-reporting requirements under the FATCA agreement with the US.Only after pressure from the retirement funds, both vehicles were classified as Exempt Beneficial Owners under the agreement, the association said. Austria’s 15 Pensionskassen have reported a 4.8% average return over the first half of 2014 after producing a 1.6% average return over the first quarter.The first-half performance is nearly equal to the full-year performance for 2013, which stood at 5.14%, as that year had started in a difficult market environment, leading to a 0.82% half-year performance.In 2014, the further lowering of the interest rate by the European Central Bank sustained the “challenge” for institutions for future investments, according to the Austrian pension fund association FVPK.“At the same time,” it said, “bond prices rose as well, and, additionally, the equities markets developed positively.”last_img read more

Toure gaffe gifts Baggies point

first_img Daniel Sturridge’s 50th career league goal – and his 24th in 30 games for the club – put the visitors on course to retain their four-point cushion over Everton in the Barclays Premier League. However, Toure’s misplaced pass straight into the path of former Toffees striker Victor Anichebe midway through the second half put paid to that. A horrendous error by defender Kolo Toure gave Liverpool’s top-four rivals renewed hope after they were held to a 1-1 draw at West Brom. A draw gave more ammunition to the critics who felt Liverpool should have strengthened in the transfer window to enhance their bid to regain Champions League football. But it was not the absence of Ukrainian winger Yehven Konoplyanka, whose proposed move to Anfield broke down in the final hours of the January transfer window, which ultimately cost them points but a lack of resources at the back. Toure is only playing because Daniel Agger and Mamadou Sakho are injured, but manager Brendan Rodgers insisted defensive reinforcements were not his priority. Some would argue neither was a winger, but for all the accusations and apportioning of blame fired from east to west and back again over the collapse of the Konoplyanka deal, it should not matter if the strikers keep scoring and the defence keep clean sheets. Despite Dnipro suggesting Liverpool did not transfer the necessary funds in time, Press Association Sport understands the money was sent at least two hours before the UK’s 11pm deadline. The move, with the player’s medical passed and terms agreed, was blocked by the club’s owner Ihor Kolomoyskyi who refused to sign off the necessary paperwork, which is believed to have prompted a subsequent apology to Liverpool from Dnipro officials. Essentially what Liverpool really need is to keep Luis Suarez and Sturridge fit and firing, and while at least one of them kept up that end of the bargain there were failings elsewhere at the Hawthorns. A disjointed first half was lit up by the beacon of quality which was Sturridge’s goal. During the midweek Merseyside derby victory Suarez and Sturridge were falling out over who should pass to whom but there was no such disagreement here, with the in-form strikers on the same wavelength. The continually-improving Raheem Sterling was released through the inside-right channel and held the ball up long enough for Suarez to go round the outside of him to receive the pass. Suarez’s movement to generate space for the cross was brilliant and he picked out Sturridge at the far post for the England international to convert. He has now scored in 15 of 19 games this season – but even he paused before celebrating as he was not entirely sure whether he was onside. There was little else in the way of chances with Suarez failing to properly plant his head on a Philippe Coutinho corner and then being denied the decisive touch on Aly Cissokho’s cross by Jonas Olsson, who injured himself in the process and was replaced by Diego Lugano. West Brom’s first-half efforts amounted to Youssouf Mulumbu’s drive, blocked by Steven Gerrard although it appeared to be going wide, and Zoltan Gera’s shot which fizzed across goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and wide of the far post. The home side came out with greater intent after the break and a period of early pressure resulted in Mignolet saving well from Gareth McAuley’s powerful header. It seemed apparent 1-0 would not be enough for Liverpool to hang on to and Suarez should have made it more comfortable when he brought down Toure’s long ball, sidestepped compatriot Lugano, cut back inside but was denied by the outstretched leg of goalkeeper Ben Foster. Mignolet made another good save, this time from Chris Brunt’s low free-kick on the edge of the penalty area, but was helpless to prevent the equaliser. Rodgers wants his side to play out from the back but Toure, unlike Agger, is not comfortable on the ball and inexplicably passed straight to Anichebe 20 yards out and the former Everton striker made the Ivory Coast defender pay dearly for his mistake. Liverpool’s switch to three at the back following the introduction of Martin Kelly and Joe Allen saw Sturridge denied by a charging Foster with Toure heading over Gerrard’s resulting corner. It was to prove the last real chance as Liverpool did not carve out enough openings for their potent strikeforce to benefit. Press Associationlast_img read more

27-year-old dies after using off-brand insulin because he couldn’t afford the recommended brand

first_imgA woman in Virginia is reporting that her fiancé died after they both switched to cheaper over-the-counter insulin because he could not afford the monthly cost of doctor recommended brand.According to the report, Josh Wilkerson who passed away June, recently aged out of his step-father’s health insurance plan and could not afford to pay the $1,200 a month cost to regulate his Type 1 diabetes. On top of that, he and his fiance, Rose Walters, who also has Type 1 diabetes, were trying to save money for their wedding.The couple asked the doctor about cheaper brands of medication and were told about ReliOn.“We figured: Hey, it’s $25. We can do that. And we’ll just work with it and try to do the best we can,” said Wilkerson’s fiancée Rose Walters.Walters says after the switch Wilkerson began complaining stomach problems and she noticed he would have mood swings from high blood sugar levels.Four months before their wedding, Walters says her fiance was asked to work the overnight shift at the Northern Virginia dog kennel while his manager was away on vacation. She began to worry about Wilkerson after not hearing from him while and decided to drive up to his job. That’s when  she found Wilkerson unconscious.He was taken to a hospital where doctors reported that he not only suffered several strokes hours after taking a dose of the cheaper insulin, but he fell into a coma with a blood sugar level that was 17 times higher than normal.Wilkerson was kept on life support for five days before his family made the decision to remove him from the machinery.While the brand commonly sold at places like Walmart does work, experts report that it takes a longer time, sometimes up to four hours, for the medication to regulate patient blood sugar levels. The prescription brand, however, can take as little as 20 minutes to metabolize.According to the Washington Post patients who take ReliOn or any cheaper brand of insulin must adhere to a strict schedule and make sure they take the correct dosage far enough in advance of eating for it to work.Walters is hoping that sharing her story will help draw attention to the rising cost of the much needed medication for people with diabetes.“It’s very hard,” Walters said. “How many more young Type 1 diabetes patients have to die before something finally changes?”last_img read more

Champions from Ellsworth

first_imgThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Pictured from left are Andrew Austin, Michael Curtis and Josh Bean holding the championship plaque. PHOTO COURTESY OF SUSAN BEANThe Husson University men’s soccer team beat Thomas College 4-0 in the North Atlantic Conference championship on Nov. 8 to advance to the NCAA men’s Division III national soccer tournament. The Husson squad included three Ellsworth Eagle alumni. In the championship game, Michael Curtis scored a goal and Josh Bean had two assists and was named to the NAC All-Tournament Team.last_img