Today, Vulfpeck shared the in-studio video from the band’s instrumental recording session of “Captain Hook” from 2017’s Mr. Finish Line. As one of the many collaborative tracks from the album, “Captain Hook” features legendary bassist Bootsy Collins (James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic) on vocals, Baby Theo (a character voice from Theo Katzman) on vocals, as well as Mushy Kay on vocals. The three voices come together in perhaps the silliest song from the 2017 album, though the video only accounts for the instrumental recording of the track.In the video, behind the lyric displays, you’ll see Joe Dart fulfilling his bass duties (quite the honor, considering Bootsy Collins is featured as a *vocalist* on the track), Theo Katzman acting casual with his guitar, Jack Stratton behind the drums, and Woody Goss with a pianet and wah wah pedal. Watch Vulf in their natural habitat in the studio video below:Mr. Finish Line features vocal contributors Antwaun Stanley and Christine Hucal; legendary session guitarist David T. Walker; Danish vocalist Coco O.; standout session drummer James Gadson; funk bassist/singer/songwriter and member of Parliament-Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins; drummer for Prince during The New Power Generation era, Michael Bland; “Game Winner” keyboardist/vocalist Charles Jones; keyboardist and saxophonist Joey Dosik, who leads vocals on his first-ever Vulf recording; and guitarist and Vulfpeck’s honorary fifth member, Cory Wong.From the quirky harmonies of “Mr. Finish Line” to the upbeat symmetry of “Tee Time”, the unforgettable lyrics in “Business Casual”, the heart-pounding feels of “Grandma”, and the bass moves in “Captain Hook”, the band’s seventh release places itself right in line with Vulfpeck’s growing trajectory. The infamous clarinet solo from “Back Pocket” makes not one, but two appearances in “Mr. Finish Line” and “Business Casual”, creating a feeling of comfort, consistency, and reprise.
Grammy-winning country musician Tim McGraw will hold a concert at Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center on April 13 at the end of IDEA Week, according to a Notre Dame press release published Wednesday. IDEA Week, which will be held from April 8 to April 13, celebrates entrepreneurship and innovation.IDEA Week will be open to everyone and held both at Notre Dame and in the surrounding community. Last year was the first annual IDEA Week, and according to the release, more than 18,000 people attended at least one event. This year’s week will feature speakers, the McCloskey New Venture Competition and workshops. The McGraw concert is the first event to be announced.According to the press release, the concert “is designed to bring people together.”“IDEA Week is not a conference,” Bryan Ritchie, Notre Dame’s vice president and associate provost for innovation, said in the release. “We want to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship and help people come together to produce what we call ‘productive collisions.’ Someone you meet at IDEA Week might be your next business partner, client or customer.”In addition to selling more than 50 million records and setting 43 worldwide No. 1 singles, McGraw has won three Grammys, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards and three People’s Choice Awards, the release said. He has also been named BDS Radio’s Most Played Artist of the Decade and, since starting his career in 1992, has become the most-played country artist. He has also acted in the movies “Friday Night Lights” and “The Blind Side” and narrated “The Shack.”The announcement of McGraw’s performance at Notre Dame comes on the heels of the first standalone concert in Notre Dame Stadium by country musician Garth Brooks, held Saturday. The more than 84,000 tickets to Brooks’ concert sold out within three hours, and CBS will air a taped version of the show titled “Garth: Live at Notre Dame!” on Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. EST.Tickets for the McGraw concert, according to the release, will be available at a later date, but prices will range from $40 to $125. According to an email sent to Notre Dame students, 750 tickets will be available at $30 per ticket for students starting Nov. 14.More information about IDEA Week and its events can be found at ideaweek.comTags: IDEA Center, Idea Week, Joyce Center, Purcell Pavilion, Tim McGraw
Adam Gruda, KinguinRavelin, a company which offers services related to fraud detection via a prevention platform, has just signed Kinguin as its newest client. Together with Ravelin, Kinguin will look to continue protecting its clients from any fraudulent activity. Kinguin is one of the world’s largest online marketplaces for video games, and is constantly looking for the best way to keep its buyers and sellers safe from any online fraud. By teaming up with Ravelin, Kinguin can continue to provide its clients with the necessary security against fraud. Adam Gruda, CCO, Kinguin said in a following statement: “Kinguin has always been considered as the most secured marketplace for gamers, leading industry with the lowest fraud ratio. As customer safety is the most important value here at Kinguin, we are excited to be a part of something big along that allows us to increase marketplace security from fraudulent transactions even more”Martin O’Riada, Co-Founder and CIO, Ravelin stated: “We are proud to be part of the Kinguin story.” He also noted: “We are very lucky to work with many of the innovation leaders across a number of industries and Kinguin is a clear leader in digital goods. Securing their transactions and revenue while helping them continue to grow through great conversion rates is at the core of our success.”Ravelin uses award-winning technology to detect fraud before sales happen for online merchants. This is makes it two for two Kinguin partnership announcements in the past few days, after the arrangement with AS Monaco was unveiled. Esports Insider says: Parternering with Ravelin is a huge success for Kinguin, especially if they are one of the world’s top online marketplaces for video games. Clients will feel even safer knowing that Kinguin has top-tier fraud detection protecting them.
Since its founding in 1995, OYC has been under the direction of Cynthia Dinsmore, a well-known music educator. Annually about 130 girls and boys (with unchanged voices) participate. Singers are from public and private schools, as well as home-schooled. In addition to local performances, OYC choirs have performed in England, Hawaii, San Francisco and New York City. Over 900 singers have participated in the program over the last 17 years. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Tickets may be purchased in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 360.790.6226. Tickets are also available at the door one hour prior to the concert. Another Op’nin, Another Show is made possible through generous community gifts, including those of the Chehalis Tribe/Lucky Eagle Casino, the concert’s presenting sponsor. Other sponsors include: Sunset Air, Inc., Andrew Kapust, DDS, Olympia Federal Savings, GHB Insurance, American Pump, Puget Sound Energy, Kim & Cynthia Dinsmore, Chuck & Mary Papiez, Greene Realty Group, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc., Berschauer Phillips, Small to Tall Pediatric Dentistry, Merrill Lynch, Clarus Eye Centre, Town and Country Roofing. Four youth choirs will delight attendees at the Another Op’nin, Another Show concert on Sunday, May 20. Singers will showcase familiar Broadway musicals from Kiss Me Kate to Spiderman, Westside Story to Spring Awakening. Facebook3Tweet0Pin0 Presented by Olympia Youth Chorus (OYC), this show of familiar hits will feature singers from 5-18 years old. It will be held at Olympia High School’s Performing Arts Center starting at 4 p.m. OYC is a well-established, nonprofit choral education program serving young singers in the greater South Sound community, including Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Yelm, Rochester, Shelton and Hoquiam. For further information about the concert, or the Olympia Youth Chorus program and auditions, visit www.OlympiaYouthChorus.org.
That trait proved invaluable when it came to the down and dirtywork of archiving the possessions accumulated by the Parker family over 300years. “They saved absolutely everything. The attic was chock-full, and the twobarns. They saved every piece of farm equipment, every three-legged chair,every single letter; we have boxes and boxes of letters dating from the 1920sto the 1990s. Liz took it upon herself to start organizing and cataloguingeverything,” said Wells. This article was first published in the May 16-22, 2019 print edition of The Two River Times. In the borough’s April newsletter, Mayor Robert Neff praised Liz’s volunteer efforts on behalf of the Little Silver Garden Club and the Parker Homestead, recalling her discovery of a set of pristine baseball cards packaged with caramels and stored in a tin in 1909. The board also honored their colleague by establishing ascholarship in her memory in the amount of $1,665, a figure of historicsignificance which marks the year the Parker family first settled on the farmthat bears their name. Seven generations of the Parker family lived on theproperty, accumulating through their frugal ways and the passage of time anarchive of everyday American history that is still revealing itself to the homestead’svolunteers. While the initial deadline for the scholarship was May 15, no applicationshad come in as of last Friday so Wells said the application deadline will beextended if necessary. Even after she became ill, Liz continued her work at the homestead,going for treatment in the morning and showing up at the property in theafternoon. “She wasn’t going to let anything like cancer slow her down,” Wellssaid. While some in the original group lost interest, Liz never did,Wells said. “She would never give up. It was probably the most important traitshe had.” When a pipe burst in the house, pouring a liquid avalanche onboxes and boxes of material, “Liz decided she was going to save it all. Shewould open the boxes of paper and go through them page by page. She’d lay itout to dry and then catalog it.” Wells remembered visiting Liz at her “beautifulVictorian” in town, finding that she had strung clothesline-like strings aroundthe rooms to hang the damaged papers to dry. Members of the board of trustees of the Parker Homestead plantedthe tree April 28 at a ceremony in honor of their fellow board member ElizabethA. Hanson. She died March 14 at the age of 73 after a three-year illness thatfailed to dim her commitment to her work on behalf of the borough’s mosthistoric home. By Eileen Moon LITTLE SILVER — The flowering dogwood planted on the grounds of Parker Homestead will likely blossom for many springs to come, in living tribute to a woman whose career as a teacher and volunteer work on behalf of her beloved community will continue to bear fruit. Interested students can find an application online at the Little Silver Library littlesilverlibrary.org, the ParkerHomestead-1665.org or request one via email at email@example.com. Liz Hanson was involved in the effort from the start, Wells said. “She would come to all the meetings. There was a lot of administrative stuff. We’d kind of sit there at the end and say, ‘Well, what did we accomplish?’ ” When Julia Parker, the last descendant to occupy the property, died in 1995, she left the farm and all it contained to the Borough of Little Silver. “There was no money attached to the gift,” noted trustee Keith Wells. Then-mayor Suzanne Castleman formed a committee to discuss options for the future of the Parker property, but progress was slow until 2012 when, with the backing of the borough, a group of residents that included Bob Sickles and Chester Apy, formed a nonprofit organization, Parker Homestead 1665, Inc., signing a 30-year lease with the borough. “This gave us the ability to do things, to hold events,” Wells recalled. “We started making some progress.” The scholarship established in Liz’s name is open to agraduating senior from Little Silver, who attends any high school, who plans tomajor in history or education in college. Applicants are asked to submit a 500word essay on why the Parker Homestead is important to Little Silver. Parker Homestead site manager Matthew del Guercio, right, and Liz Hanson’s husband Bruce, planted a flowering dogwood in her honor at the Parker Homestead April 28. Photo courtesy of the Parker Homestead A week before her death, Liz called Keith, complaining about howdisappointed she was that there were three more boxes she hadn’t yet archived.“I realized she was saying goodbye,” Wells said. Now residents who visit the Homesteadduring its many public events can enjoy the cards, always neatly displayed in acase, looking as though they’d just been taken from those candy packages by along-ago baseball fan. The cards are part of the legacy that Elizabeth A.Hanson left as a member of the board of trustees of Parker Homestead-1665. Stan Parker was likely the owner of the 1909 Philadelphia Caramel Co. card collection that Hanson found in a small cookie tin. Parker was born in 1897 and would have been 12 years old when the cards were issued. Photo by Dillon Stambaugh
It was close to a year ago when the high-flying Nelson Leafs began their descent out of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.Nelson was sitting pretty prior to the Christmas holiday break, and was primed to improve the view from the Murdoch Division penthouse after disposing of the Castlegar Rebels on home ice.However, it was the Rebels that completely dominated the Green and White that cold December night, which started a slide the Leafs could not stop.Fast forward to Friday in Fruitvale.Nelson, is once again tops in the Murdoch Division with a five-point lead, face second-place Beaver Valley Nitehawks in a four-point showdown at the Hawks Nest.The game is the first of three in December between the two Murdoch rivals, and the third of five against division heavyweights as teams begin the sprint to the playoffs.“We’ve got to get back to the basics . . . what’s made us successful to date,” said Leaf coach Frank Maida when asked about the upcoming six games. “We have to remind ourselves what’s got us here and have to get back to playing that style of game.”The Leafs are still smarting from a 7-2 shellacking at the hands last week at the hands of the Fernie Ghostriders.The game was the only contest of the weekend for the Green and White.“It was just one of those games where it was a long bus ride and Fernie was ready to play while we just were not quite ready,” Maida confessed.“We didn’t have a great start . . .. It just wasn’t our night.”Nelson is 2-0 against Beaver Valley this season. Both wins have come at home, including a wild 6-4 victory where the Leafs rallied from a 4-0 deficit, scoring six times in the third period to pull out the win.Friday, it’s a trip to the smallish Fruitvale Arena, where wins have been far and few between of late for Leaf teams.“This is a huge game, for both teams,” Maida said. “But it’s not about who we’re playing, this game, like all games, is about how we’re playing. That’s our approach to make sure we’re worrying about our game and how we’re playing.”Saturday, Nelson hosts Golden Rockets at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Golden, after making it to the second round last season is locked in the cellar of the Eddie Mountain Division with an 8-19-0-3 record.BLUELINES: The Leafs had to reduce the roster to get down to the BC Hockey December 1 deadline of 25 cards. The reduction forced Nelson to trade 18-year-old winger Tyler Garcia to Kimberley Dynamiters for future considerations. In 26 games with Nelson, the Alaska native had seven goals and six assists. . . . Nelson was dealt a huge blow to the blueline when defenceman Austin Seaman suffered a leg injury during the loss to Fernie. The Calgary native was to see a specialist Thursday to determine the full extent of the injury. The Leafs will be using affiliate players from the Kootenay Ice to fill the void until a defenceman can be found through trade or BCHL cut. . . . Defenceman J.J. Beitel, who has been out of the lineup since October with a concussion, is expected to be back on the ice in the New Year according to coach Frank Maida.