John McLaughlin Talks Upcoming Mahavishnu Farewell Tour With Jimmy Herring

first_imgOne of the most exciting announcements in recent memory was the announcement of a John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring tour to come at the end of 2017. The tour will see McLaughlin playing the music of the Mahavishnu Orchestra for one farewell journey, and will see support from Herring and his band on each night of the run. The two guitarists have promised an extended collaborative encore for each night of the run as well, only adding to the magic.The only down side to this announcement is that the tour is not scheduled until the end of 2017. To keep us excited, McLaughlin recorded a video to the Huffington Post talking about the tour! We can’t wait for these performances. Check out the video, below.Huffington Post also included a great 2015 jam session with John McLaughlin and the Aquarium Rescue Unit, featuring Col. Bruce Hampton, Jeff Sipe, Oteil Burbridge, and Jimmy Herring. Watch below and enjoy!last_img read more

The Claypool Lennon Delirium Announces 2019 Spring Tour, Shares New Single “Easily Charmed By Fools” [Listen]

first_imgOn the heels of announcing their new album, South of Reality, The Claypool Lennon Delirium has shared the LP’s second single, “Easily Charmed By Fools”. In addition, the band has announced a 12-date 2019 spring tour.The Claypool Lennon Delirium—led by Les Claypool and Sean Lennon—will open up their tour at Toronto, ON’s Danforth Music Hall on April 10th before stopping at Philadelphia, PA’s Fillmore (4/12); New Haven, CT’s College Street Music Hall (4/13); Boston, MA’s House of Blues (4/14); Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Steel (4/16); Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club (4/17); Asheville, NC’s Orange Peel (4/19); Nashville, TN’s Marathon Music Works (4/20); St. Louis, MO’s Delmar Hall (4/23); Minneapolis MN’s Varsity Theater (4/25); Chicago, IL’s Thalia Hall (4/26); and Detroit, MI’s Majestic Theatre (4/27).In October, The Claypool Lennon Delirium announced the coming release of their second album together, South of Reality, due out February 22 via ATO. South of Reality is the follow-up to 2016’s Monolith of Phobos, the band’s debut record that displayed their fascinatingly raw authenticity, and 2017’s Lime And Limpid Green EP, which featured psychedelic covers of Pink Floyd, The Who, King Crimson, and Flower Travellin’ Band. Listen to the band’s new single, “Easily Charmed By Fools”, below:The Claypool Lennon Delirium – “Easily Charmed By Fools”[Video: TCLDeliriumVEVO]The Claypool Lennon Delirium will ring in the new year at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA on December 31st. Before New Year’s Eve, they’ll play at The Observatory in San Diego on December 28th and The Observatory in Santa Ana on December 29th.A pre-sale for The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s upcoming spring tour begins tomorrow, December 12th, at 10 a.m. local time here.Head to the band’s website for more information on ticketing and a complete list of tour dates.Claypool Lennon Delirium Spring Tour Dates:Apr 10, 2019 Toronto, ON Danforth Music HallApr 12, 2019 Philadelphia, PA FillmoreApr 13, 2019 New Haven, CT College Street Music HallApr 14, 2019 Boston, MA House of BluesApr 16, 2019 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn SteelApr 17, 2019 Washington, DC 9:30 ClubApr 19, 2019 Asheville, NC Orange PeelApr 20, 2019 Nashville, TN Marathon Music WorksApr 23, 2019 St. Louis, MO Delmar HallApr 25, 2019 Minneapolis, MN Varsity TheaterApr 26, 2019 Chicago, IL Thalia HallApr 27, 2019 Detroit, MI Majestic TheatreView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Ethnomusicology conference features Debo Band

first_imgThe 11-member ethio pop group Debo Band has been tearing up stages from SXSW to the Lower East Side since 2006. This month they’ll play Sanders Theatre in a free concert as part of the Harvard Music Department conference, Out of Bounds. Ethnography | History | Music.Led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye, the band has won raves for their groundbreaking take on Ethiopian pop music, which incorporates traditional scales and vocal styles, alongside American soul and funk rhythms, and instrumentation reminiscent of Eastern European brass bands.Debo Band’s performance highlights an academic conference honoring Professor Kay Kaufman Shelemay, whose work as an ethnographer in Ethiopia during the overthrow of Hailie Selassie has inspired panel topics, as well as her scholarship on the importance of history in ethnomusicology, collaborative ethnography, and music and memory. Paper sessions will focus on ethnography, history, communities, migration, and memory. The keynote will be given by Ellen T. Harris, Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Tickets for the concert are free, and can be  reserved through the Harvard Box Office (617-496, 2222 or online, service charges apply), or by visiting the Box Office in person (no service charge). Sanders is located at 45 Quincy Street, in Memorial Hall on the Harvard University campus. Nearest T shop: Harvard Square Red Line. Parking is free from 6pm to midnight at the Broadway Garage, corner of Felton Street and Broadway, across from Broadway Market in Cambridge.last_img read more

Food Forward at Harvard

first_imgOn Feb. 7 and 8, Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) hosted a delegation of 20 guests from China in a cultural and culinary exchange called Food Forward, focused on sharing strategies and best practices for collegiate dining programs around nutritious and sustainable menus. During the two days, eight chefs and a dozen educators and advocates from China met with subject matter experts from Harvard, and toured and experienced several meals on campus, before joining Harvard’s culinary team in the kitchen to prepare a plant-based, traditional Chinese dinner for Harvard College first-years.The Food Forward tour focused on the health and planetary benefits of plant-forward dining, and how universities can shape the dining future by educating young people. The tour, coordinated by the Good Food Fund and Yale University, included visits to Yale, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University of Connecticut at Storrs, and the Culinary Institute of America.“We are fortunate to be leaders, with other nearby colleagues, around changing perceptions about food for the betterment of our health and our planet,” said David Davidson, managing director for HUDS. “The meals we serve today will influence students for a lifetime, and if we can show that local sourcing, plant-based menus, and most importantly, deliciousness will yield a healthier life — and then share that with foodservice professionals from around the globe — it’s extraordinarily powerful.”The guests began their visit to Harvard at the T. H. Chan School of Public Health with an overview of how campus dining at Harvard works, followed by a nutrition research update from Frank Hu, chair of the Department of Nutrition, and several doctoral students. The delegation then toured dining venues on campus before enjoying a dinner of classic New England fare, including sustainable, locally caught monkfish, prepared by HUDS’ Crimson Catering team.The following day, following breakfast at Annenberg Dining Hall, featuring congee and vegan selections which complemented a more traditional American breakfast, the group split into two. The non-culinarians took an official, historic tour of Harvard Yard, visited the café at the Harvard Kennedy School, and met with Heather Henriksen and David Havelick of the Office for Sustainability to learn about the University’s centralized approach to driving sustainability, including the new food standards. The delegation also visited the Harvard Archives, hosted by Robin McElheny, where they explored documents related to Harvard’s early dining history, as well as its relationship with China.Meanwhile, the eight chefs donned their “whites” and stepped into the kitchen with counterparts from HUDS to prepare a traditional Chinese dinner for 1,200 people (a scale none of the delegation had ever attempted). Using recipes by each of the Chinese chefs, they scaled up preparation to present a buffet meal, coinciding closely with Lunar New Year. In the kitchen, the culinarians had to navigate language barriers and experiences with scale production to make the meal work, but the result was a magnificent, mostly vegan menu.“It just goes to show that food is a universal language,” said Davidson. Related Much of life is beyond our control, but dining smartly can help us live healthier, longer Harvard partners with fishmonger to dish up fresh, local meals on a large scale center_img From sea to dining hall table To age better, eat betterlast_img read more

Norwegian Air to get government loan in restructuring

first_imgCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway’s government says it will give ailing low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle a loan worth 1.5 billion kroner ($173 million) as long as the company manages to raise at least 4.5 billion kroner ($520 million) from other investors. The airline had earlier said it will end its long-haul operations and instead focus on European destinations as it struggles with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and debt restructuring. The company presented a plan that cut its fleet from 140 aircraft to about 50, and also said it would reduce its total debt. The plan must be approved by a bankruptcy court in Ireland, where its planes are registered.last_img read more

Incoming Hedwig Star John Cameron Mitchell Serves Us Some Vintage Rock Goddess

first_img Hedwig and the Angry Inch Look who’s putting the wig back on his head! Hedwig and the Angry Inch co-creator and original star John Cameron Mitchell will don the fishnets once again for the Broadway revival, taking over for Michael C. Hall beginning January 21. Check out these über hot shots of Mitchell looking radiant as the rock goddess. It appears that the incoming star is giving us a taste of some vintage, familiar looking Hedwig garb…Hmm, will he be donning the new or old costumes in his Broadway stint? Feast your eyes on the fabulousness, then catch Hedwig at the Belasco Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

Safety Camps.

first_imgLife isn’t always safe on the farm. Children who live or work there face unique safety risks. To help them avoid getting hurt, the Georgia Healthy Farmers Program will offer two camps this summer.The Tractor Certification Camp is a 15-hour course that meets Georgia Department of Labor guidelines. For ages 14 to 15, it’s set for June 10-13 at the State FFA/FHA Camp in Covington, Ga.The Farm Safety Camp is for children 10 to 13 years old. Also at the FFA/FHA camp, it’s scheduled for June 17-20. The camp offers classes in animal, equipment and personal safety, including introductory CPR.The cost is $60 for each, or $75 after June 1. Some scholarships are available. To learn more about the camps or scholarships, or to get an application, call Nancy Fussell at 1-800-367-9083. Or call Judy Hartley at (912) 370-2617.last_img read more

Co-operative Insurance Companies Adds to Management and Technology Teams

first_imgMiddlebury, VT — Co-operative Insurance Companies filled two openings on its management team and added a new position in information services this spring, hiring Eric Rhoades as claims manager, Bradley Fortier as director of marketing operations, and Jeff Simmons as Web application developer.”We are pleased to welcome these gentlemen aboard,” said Jim Sullivan, the company’s president and CEO. “Brad and Eric both have extensive industry experience and leadership skills that will benefit not only their new workgroups, but the company as a whole. Jeff’s strong technical background and direct experience with our specific technology and vendor have allowed him to hit the ground running on our most important development project.”Rhoades became claims manager in March after eleven years in an analogous position with Progressive Insurance in Colchester, VT, and two years with AAA Northern New England. A Maine native, he holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business from Husson College.Fortier joined the company in June to fill the position being vacated by Stephen Stanitis in July. Fortier has spent 26 years in the insurance industry, most recently as director of marketing at Vermont Mutual Insurance Group, and previously as VP of marketing at Champlain Casualty Company, both in Montpelier. He is a graduate of Champlain College and holds the AAI and CIC designations.Simmons also joined the company in June. A graduate of Augusta Technical College, he spent ten years as a senior programmer analyst with Computer Sciences Corporation working on projects for clients in the insurance and financial services industry. He will continue to reside in Columbia, SC.Co-operative Insurance Companies has been meeting property and casualty insurance needs since 1915, offering farm, home, auto, business, and other insurance to people in Vermont and New Hampshire. It is owned by its members and committed to protecting them with fast and fair claims service, loss prevention expertise, and local operations. The company has headquarters in Middlebury, Vermont, with regional claims offices and more than 50 agencies across Vermont and New Hampshire. -30-last_img read more

Joint Task Force Bravo’s Headquarters Support Company Gives Back

first_imgBy U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jovan Banks/Joint Task Force Bravo October 27, 2020 U.S. service members from the Army Forces Battalion Headquarters Support Company (HSC) at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, delivered charitable donations to the Horizontes al Futuro Orphanage in Comayagua Honduras, on September 5.HSC is the sponsor for the Horizontes al Futuro Orphanage, and prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the unit visited regularly to offer its time to strengthen community morale as well as to bring donations to the children at the orphanage. This was the first time in months that HSC was able to visit the orphanage, using appropriate COVID-19 precautions for the safety of both groups.“Seeing the children’s reaction when they get to see us again and how they appreciate our support is the most rewarding part,” said U.S. Army Captain Joseph Sierra, HSC commander. “Being available to support the orphans here in Honduras in the most amazing and rewarding experience.”The donations given to the orphanage included clothing, shoes, food, and $1,000 to help with the needs of the orphanage.last_img read more

Timor Leste evacuees sought NZ’s help after ‘Bali refused’, confirms NTT

first_imgThe East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) provincial administration has confirmed that 17 Timor Leste citizens evacuated from China had been quarantined in New Zealand after Bali turned down Dili’s pleas for help.NTT spokesperson Marius Ardu Jelamu told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday that the Timor Leste nationals had been quarantined in New Zealand since Feb. 5.“They canceled their plans to be quarantined in Kupang,” Marius said, referring to the provincial capital. “It turns out that, after they were rejected by Bali, the Timor Leste government asked for New Zealand’s help.” NTT Governor Viktor Bungtilu Laiskodat had earlier agreed to Timor Leste’s request to quarantine their nationals from Wuhan in the province, after Bali refused to grant the request.Viktor had already instructed the director of W.Z. Johannes Regional General Hospital in Kupang to set up a temporary facility at the Naimata Mental Hospital for accommodating the Timor Leste evacuees.”At that time, our stance was that the NTT provincial administration was ready to facilitate [the quarantine] if the President instructed us to do so,” said Marius.Earlier on Feb. 4, Timor Leste Planning and Strategic Investment Minister Xanana Gusmao said that Dili had requested assistance from Jakarta to quarantine on Bali 17 of its nationals awaiting repatriation from China, citing the lack of facilities in the neighboring country. The Bali administration, however, rejected the request for help.According to a Feb. 5 report in The Guardian, 17 people from Timor Leste were among the 190 passengers on an Air New Zealand aircraft who had been airlifted from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China. All passengers, excepting Australian citizens, were transferred for two weeks of quarantine at Whangaparoa air base, north of Auckland. (mpr)Topics :last_img read more