The Parish at House of Blues New Orleans welcomed The TWERK Tour last night, Friday October 16th. The tour, featuring co-headliners Twiddle and The Werks, attracted an eclectic crowd in the New Orleans music-going community — and it was immediately clear that everyone in the room had come out to dance.The Werks eased into the set with “Inside a Dream”, and as the music began the crowd seeped in. The audience was sucked in immediately, and wasted no time to get moving. One of the highlights of the night was The Werks’ rendition of Grateful Dead’s “The Other One”, with guitarist Chris Houser on vocals. As is the case when any Dead cover is played, those listening went wild. The Werks jammed the Weir classic for about twenty minutes, with the band’s own melodies sandwiched between verses. Everyone was in good spirits as the set ended with a birthday cheer for bassist Dino Dimitrouleas (October 16th is also Weir’s birthday).Twiddle began their set around 11 pm, with a room full of jam lovers who were eager for more. Ryan Dempsey teased fans with some Vanessa Carlton piano lines as the band got set up on stage. Mihali Savoulidis brought out New Orleans’ Tom Witek (Tom Witek Jazz Quartet) to accompany Twiddle for “Hattibagen McCrat”. Twiddle’s choice to cover Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” (yes, that song from Titanic) had fans quite emotional, with both laughter and heartfelt singing filled the air. Twiddle finished the set with “Polluted Beauty”, but the crowd wanted more.After adamant chanting for an encore, Twiddle returned to the stage with members of The Werks to perform “Hattie’s Jam/When it Rains it Poors”.The impressive lighting in the beautifully rustic Parish room at the House Of Blues, as well as the adoring vibes from the audience, were the icing on the cake to this lively night of live music. Catch the TWERK Tour when it hits your city! Twiddle and The Werks ‘TWERK TOUR’ Dates:10/8 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony10/9 Philadelphia, PA TLA10/10 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live10/11 Richmond, VA The Broadberry10/12 Asheville, NC New Mountain Asheville10/13 Chattanooga, TN Revelry Room10/14 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre10/15 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay10/16 New Orleans, LA The Parish at House of Blues10/22 Dallas, TX Trees10/23 Rockdale, TX Art Outside10/24 Houston, TX Warehouse Live10/27 Columbia, MO Rose Music Hall10/28 St. Louis, MO Old Rock House10/29 Urbana, IL The Canopy Club10/30 Grand Rapids, MI The Stache10/31 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge11/1 Chicago, IL Chop Shop11/3 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose Tap House11/4 Omaha, NE Waiting Room11/5 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room11/6 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre11/7 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater11/10 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern11/11 Portland, OR Star Theater11/12 Eugene, OR The WOW Hall11/13 San Francisco, CA The Independent11/14 Crystal Bay, NV Crystal Bay Club11/19 Bloomington, IN Bluebird Nightclub11/20 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall11/21 Cleveland, OH The Beachland Ballroom & Tavern Load remaining images
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreNevada’s first full-sized alternative fuel station and LEED-certified convenience store opened in Minden Tuesday. With solar panels and skylights, bamboo shelving and biofuels, the idea was to “take a Whole Foods market, and shrink it down to the size of a 7-Eleven.”A Good News Network fan submitted the story link and said a friend of theirs stopped in to the store yesterday, the second customer for Don Bently, owner of Bently Biofuels Outpost.“She was told that if there was anything natural that she would normally get from a health food store or order online, just to let them know and they will order it for her… so we’re very excited.”(Read more in the Record Courier)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Courtesy of Denise Dorotheo Cast members rehearse for PEMCo’s production of “A New Brain”, while director Caroline Lezny looks on. The play, which follows the story of a songwriter with a brain condition, will run from October 5-7 in Washington Hall.“The idea that we’re really trying to drive home is that relationships are the most important things you can have in your life and that you shouldn’t waste the time you’re given, because you don’t have the time that you think you do,” Lezny said.In addition to the dialogue, which occurs almost entirely through song, Lezny said the combination of the costumes, lighting and overall design highlight the theme of the musical.With a small cast, Lezny said she focused especially on characterization, or understanding characters on a personal level, with the actors.Junior Shane Dolan, who plays the lead character — Schwinn — in the show, said he worked closely with Lezny to create a backstory for his character, particularly regarding how Schwinn’s past affects his relationships in the present.“In the beginning, we worked a lot on really expressing what you’re saying while singing a tune,” Dolan said. “Then, we talked more about backstory for characters and put that back into the musical process.” Similarly, sophomore Samuel Jackson, who plays Schwinn’s boyfriend Roger, also considered his character’s history to fully capture Roger’s essence.“I created the entire context through which Roger lives his life. I asked myself how old is he, where did he go to school, who are his parents, how long has he been dating Gordon,” Jackson said. “Through those experiences, I tried to find a mapping between his life and my life, so I could not only act as the character, but have some type of connection to him so that, on stage, I don’t just know the information, but I can live in it.”Dolan hopes the audience will identify with Schwinn.“I’d want people to take a look at [Schwinn], who is having a really tough time … and maybe see a little bit of themselves,” Dolan said. “Then, they can see how and why this can affect his life so completely in terms of how he views his past and how he’s looking towards his future, if there is going to be a future for him.”“A New Brain” is unique to PEMCo in terms of the centrality of a same-sex relationship, senior Kelsey Dool, the show’s executive producer, said.“This is one of the first times, if not the first time, that PEMCo has featured a same-sex relationship fully fleshed out on stage,” Dool said. “This is a show that treats the relationship between two men as if it were a heterosexual relationship. The show is not about Gordon being gay. He just happens to be gay, and his relationship with his boyfriend is a very central part of the show, but it is just treated as a fact of his life, and I think that will be very exciting for Notre Dame students to see.”Lezny, Dool and Dolan expect “A New Brain” to resonate with the student body through its depictions of ubiquitous human truths.“We think that theatre, and musical theatre in particular, is a great place to go to see something that both resonates with you from personal experience but also exposes you to something new and allows you to spend time thinking about it afterward, which I think this show is going to do a really good job doing,” Dool said.The performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as 4 p.m. on Saturday in Lab Theatre. Tickets are available for $8 per student and $10 general admission at LaFortune Box Office.Tags: A New Brain, PEMCo, Washington Hall The Pasquerilla East Musical Company (PEMCo) will perform William Finn’s musical “A New Brain” from Thursday to Saturday in Lab Theatre in Washington Hall.“A New Brain” follows songwriter Gordon Schwinn, who is diagnosed with a severe brain disorder and is forced to face the possibility that his life and his dreams could soon come to a close. Sophomore Caroline Lezny, director of the show, said the musical conveys the universal human struggle to balance relationships with personal aspirations, as well as the significance of using time carefully and wholeheartedly.
A Jefferson County grand jury handed down the indictments for intoxication manslaughter-cause death of peace officer and intoxication assault of a peace officer earlier this week.An indictment is not a final conviction of guilt; it is only a ruling by the grand jury that allows the district attorney’s office to proceed with a criminal case. Police contend Torres, of Port Arthur, was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of U.S. 69 and caused the collision. Hospital results showed his blood alcohol content to be 296 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL).Additionally, the warrant states information about his activities leading to the collision were found on several different media platforms and he reportedly admitted to consuming alcohol.The fatal creasg led the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to launch investigations into two locations Torres may have obtained alcohol. Luis Fernando Torres has been indicted in the fatal drunk driving crash that killed a Beaumont police officer and injured another officer.Torres, 18, reportedly struck a Beaumont Police Department patrol unit head-on Aug. 9, killing the passenger, 23-year-old Officer Sheena Yarbrough, and injuring the driver, 28-year-old Officer Gabriel Fells, following a night of heavy drinking.Yarbrough was pronounced deceased at the scene and Fells was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital with serious bodily injury, according to the affidavit for arrest.
Mary Page Marlowe Tatiana Maslany(Photo: Phillip Faraone/Getty Images) Star Files Tatiana Maslany Related Shows Emmy-winning star Tatiana Maslany will make her first off-Broadway appearance in the New York premiere of Tony and Pulitzer winner Tracy Letts’ Mary Page Marlowe, set to begin previews on June 19 at Second Stage’s Tony Kiser Theatre. Lila Neugebauer will direct the production, which will officially open on July 12.Tatiana Maslany won acclaim for her turn in the sci-fi series Orphan Black, which earned her the 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Her other credits include Stronger, Two Lovers and a Bear, Kim Nguyen and The Other Half.Mary Page Marlowe focuses on a seemingly ordinary accountant from Ohio who has experienced pain and joy, success and failure. Additional casting for the off-Broadway production will be announced at a later date. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 19, 2018
May 1, 2008 Regular News E nvironmental & Land Use Section sponsors student run conference“Reducing Florida’s Footprint: Stepping Up to the Global Challenge,” was the theme of the recent 14th Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.The student-run conference is sponsored by The Florida Bar’s Environmental and Land Use Law Section and is the major annual project of the section’s Public Interest Committee. It also provided the setting for a section affiliate mixer, where Shannon Estenoz, a Gov. Charlie Crist appointee to the South Florida Water Management District Governing Board, spoke about the future of water supply decisionmaking in Florida.The Public Interest Committee also announcement the recipients of the Florida Environmental Public Interest summer fellowship, designed to encourage law students to study and pursue careers in public interest environmental law. The FEPI fellowship consists of a $4,000 summer stipend for an eight- to 10-week summer internship involving work on legal matters for a nonprofit public interest organization or private law practice working in the field of public interest environmental or land use law. The fellowship program is in a pilot phase to evaluate its potential for filling a need for homegrown public interest attorneys within the state. The inaugural stipend was awarded to Neil Paradise, a second-year student at Florida State, who will serve with Earthjustice’s Tallahassee office.The committee also presented its Citizen Award to Ray E. Ashton, Jr., of Newberry, who is president of the Ashton Biodiversity Research & Preservation Institute, Inc., and a founder of The Gopher Tortoise Conservation Initiative, for his contribution in advocating for state uplisting of the gopher tortoise to “threatened” and shifting the focus of the species’ management on lands in development from incidental take to relocation. The Attorney Award went to Timothy Keyser of Keyser & Woodward in Interlachen for his work with the Putnam County Environmental Coalition and the Putnam Land Conservancy. Environmental & Land Use Section sponsors student run conference
Scientific American:Longtime science blog readers will certainly remember the popular cognitive psychology blog Cognitive Daily, written by Greta and Dave Munger, that had a fantastic five-year run at Scienceblogs. While Dave is still involved in the science blogging community through projects like Research Blogging and Science Seeker, and of course writing his own blogs, Greta has been pushing forward with online science communication in a slightly different way: working with her undergraduate psychology students at Davidson College in updating and improving psychology-related entries on Wikipedia.Greta’s project is part of a larger effort spearheaded by the Association for Psychological Science, called the APS Wikipedia Initiative.Read the whole story: Scientific American More of our Members in the Media >
UNITED CHURCH News:The annual Mexico Mission Fundraiser is 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.Register to attend a FREE Donor’s Dinner by contacting the Church Office at 505.662.2971. Reservations must be made by Feb. 28 to reserve a seat.Homes will be built in Mexico during spring break. Donations are always welcome, even if unable to attend.
Kiwanians ‘demonstrating social distances’ during an aluminum collection in March at Sullivan Field, from left, Pat Soran, John Arrowsmith, Rick Reiss, Bob Carlos and Don Casperson. Photo by Morrie PongratzKIWANIS News:The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will hold its regular bi-monthly aluminum collection 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 16 at Sullivan Field.Participants can remain in their car; Kiwanians will remove the aluminum. The Kiwanis Club does pay for aluminum but also happily accepts donations for its youth activities and scholarships.“If you make your aluminum a donation, you will have no human contact with us! Swing by our tent and help make Los Alamos a better place through your donations or sale of aluminum to Kiwanis.” –Kiwanis
The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation hosted its 10th annual Unconditional Love dinner dance on Saturday, July 20, in Southampton. The event chair was Jean Shafiroff and the honoree, Aimee Sadler, founder and CEO of Dogs Playing for Life. The event’s host committee included Antonella Bertello, Amy Cosman, Missy Hargraves, Sharon Kerr, and Randi Schatz. The junior chair was Kate McEntee, and junior co-chairs included Kingsley Crawford, Jenny Dwork, and Merritt Piro. Share