Baltimore’s Edjacated Phools are preparing for their 4th annual Hightopps Backstage Bash on September 6th-7th.The two-day celebration will take place at Backstage Grille in Timonium, MD and is set to feature over 30 local and national bands performing across two stages. This year’s lineup features six-piece funk fusion hosts Edjacated Phools, as well as headliners Fortunate Youth, Badfish – Sublime Tribute, Bumpin Uglies, Magic Beans, People’s Blues of Richmond, Bret Bollinger (Pepper) and the Bad Habits, Electric Love Machine, TreeHouse, Resinated, Squaring The Circle, and more.Having started in 2016, Hightopps Backstage Bash has grown into one of Maryland’s most exciting and biggest summer festivals. This year’s festival expects over 5,000 attendees over the course of the weekend who will all look to celebrate the end of summer. The festival has seen RDGLDGRN, The Movement, Sun-Dried Vibes, The Elovaters, Roots Of Rebellion and more on its stages, and incorporates a family-friendly atmosphere for all ages.Edjacated Phools – Hightopps Backstage Bash 2018[Video: Sandi Redman]“We’re honored and excited to be playing with so many talented bands at this year’s festival. It’s a great lineup with bands from our home state of Maryland, as well as from different parts of the country. We have acts coming here from states like California, Texas, Colorado, and Florida, which reflects how the festival has grown over the past few years,” Edjacated Phools said.Along with performance on both outside and inside stages, this year’s festival will showcase local food and craft vendors, as well as access to Backstage Grille’s full menu and bar.Special discounted two-day tickets can be purchased for a limited time here.
After taking a year off, Baltimore-based funk quartet Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has announced the return of their Flocktoberfest, set for Saturday, October 5th at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong—comprised of Greg Ormont (guitar), Jeremy Schon (guitar), Ben Carrey (bass), and Alex Petropulos (drums)— will be joined by Buffalo groove rockers Aqueous.Colorado jam quartet Magic Beans will host an official pre-party and late-night at The Foundry, located on the second floor of The Fillmore.Tickets for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Oktoberfest go on sale this Friday, August 23rd at 12 p.m. (EST) here.Head to Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s website for a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information.
[Originally published 9/14/16] The essence of the Grateful Dead has always been spiritually inclined. From their early days as the live soundtrack of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters‘ “Acid Tests,” the band embraced the idea of using their music as a vehicle to express the energy of their surroundings. Guitarist Jerry Garcia explained that navigating these bizarre, experimental LSD-fueled gatherings as musicians taught them to “Play with a certain kind of freedom that you rarely get as a musician. We didn’t have to fulfill the expectations about us, or expectations about music. It allowed us to experiment with music freely.”The Dead maintained this sense of exploration as their live shows began to attract a devoted following. In an interview in the documentary series Conversations with Ken Kesey (produced by a young Peter Shapiro), Kesey commented on this phenomenon, “[The Dead] weren’t just playing what was on the music sheets, they were playing what was in the air. When the Dead are at their best, the vibrations that are stirred by the audience is the music that they play.”The Grateful Dead’s ability to channel the energy of their surroundings through their music became the band’s calling card. Naturally, as the band’s popularity and financial means rapidly grew, they sought to exhibit their famous spiritual super-powers on an increasingly larger scale. This pursuit reached its peak on this day in 1978, when the Dead began arguably the most spiritually and mystically significant run of shows of their career—in the shadows of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Cairo, Egypt.Related: Listen To Bob Weir’s Isolated Guitar From Grateful Dead’s Final Show At Berkeley’s Greek Theatre On This Day In 1989The plan to stage these remote shows was the brainchild of bassist Phil Lesh. “It sort of became my project because I was one of the first people in the band who was on the trip of playing at places of power,” the bassist said in The Grateful Dead Reader. “You know, power that’s been preserved from the ancient world. The pyramids are like the obvious number one choice because no matter what anyone thinks they might be, there is definitely some kind of mojo about the pyramids.” The date of the shows also held mystical significance, as a full lunar eclipse was due on the run’s final night.Perhaps the strangest, most inexplicable part of the event was how the ancient energy of the locale manifested during the performance. As Bob Weir explained in the 2015 Netflix documentary The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir,I felt the weight of the antiquity. Time went away. Future, past, all of it was right here…when the Pyramid was lined up with the Sphinx, I would hear echoes that seemed to go far beyond this place in time. At dusk, the mosquitoes come out, and I looked at my arm and it was covered by mosquitoes. And I’m thinking ‘OK, welcome to Hell.’ And then something flies by my face–it was a bat! I look across the stage, and the stage is swarmed with bats, and they’re taking out the mosquitoes, they’re saving our asses! Here’s a rock ‘n roll band on a thousands-of-years-old stage at the foot of the Great Pyramid, surrounded by a cloud of bats…and I think to myself ‘take me now, Lord, I wanna remember it just like this.’Maybe the ancient energy in the theater was just too big to capture that night, as technical issues prevented the band from capturing usable audio recordings for the first show of the run and much of the second. Years later in 2008, Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978 was released, consisting of the usable tracks from the second and third performances. While the Egypt ’78 performances were not the most musically remarkable of the Dead’s career, their spiritual resonance and seemingly mystical energy place them irrefutably among the most significant shows the band ever played.Revisit the band’s performance from the opening night of their 1978 Egypt run with the fan-captured audio below, and watch drummer Mickey Hart discuss their trip as seen during the Grateful Dead’s Shakedown Stream archive concert series earlier this year.The Grateful Dead | Egypt | 9/14/78[Audio: Jonathan Aizen]Shakedown Stream Pre-Show Interview With Mickey Hart – 7/31/20[Video: Grateful Dead]
Tim Grimes, center, with his sister Kennedy and father Mark. Mark and Lauren Grimes raised their three children in Fairway.On Labor Day, 2004 SM East graduate Tim Grimes was at his apartment in the River Market trying to tidy up. Another camera crew was headed to his place for another interview. It was almost hard to believe that it had only been a week since he got the news.Register to continue
Los Angeles Times: We all know the face of stress: the clenched jaw, the furrowed brow, the intense stare. And, really, it’s not a bad look. We all do some of our best work under pressure. Adrenaline and other stress hormones give us the kick start we need to meet deadlines and generally get ahead in life.But when stress runs too hot for too long, the look changes. People who are stressed for years don’t merely appear driven or focused. They look beaten down. In large doses, stress can wear the body and speed up the clock on aging.…Lots of people are literally inflamed with stress, says Sheldon Cohen, professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. He explains that cortisol and other stress hormones trigger inflammation all over the body. In small doses, that’s OK, because a little inflammation can help fight infections and speed up healing from injury. But when people are too stressed out for too long, inflammation can get out of control, setting the stage for a long list of potential problems, including pain, heart disease and a weakened immune system. Cohen’s own research has found that stressed people get more than their fair share of colds.Read the whole story: Los Angeles TimesSee Sheldon Cohen at the 25th APS Annual Convention. More of our Members in the Media >
With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DIAMOND BAR, CA — The results of the SEMA Board of Directors election are final. Mitch Williams has been elected SEMA Chairman of the Board, Vehicle Performance Systems Inc.; and Jim Cozzie was chosen as SEMA Chair-Elect, B&M Racing & Performance Products. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementThe association’s Board for 2005-2006 is as followed: Ralph Accinno, Racer’s Equipment Warehouse Inc.; Matt Agosta, Steele Rubber Products; Joel Ayres, Leer Truck Accessories Group; Paul “Scooter” Brothers, Competition Cams Inc.; Craig Chatt, Lund International; Doug Evans, Primedia. Other members selected were Dennis Gage, My Classic Car, Bradley David Productions Inc.; Anne Graves, SECO Performance Centers; Kathy Bybee Hartzell, duPontREGISTRY.com; Dick Hill, Centerforce Clutches; Anne K. Johnson, California Truck Works Inc.; Patrick Judge, Keystone Automotive Operations; Chuck Lombardo, California Street Rods; Dennis Overholser, Painless Performance; Bill Perry, Bill Perry & Associates; Bob Price, Reliable Automotive; Rick Rollins, Superchips Inc.; Richard Sherman, Baer Brake Systems; Russell Stephens, MSD Ignition; Steve Swanson, Foster-Babcock & Associates; Bob West, Westin Automotive Products and Jon Wyly, Arrow Speed Warehouse. Corky Coker was selected as Immediate-Past Chairman, Coker Tire Co. Inc.; and Russ Deane was chosen as Legal Counsel, Trainum, Snowdon & Deane. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.
DETROIT — Edward Whitacre, Jr., former chairman and CEO of AT&T Inc., will become chairman of the New GM when the company is launched later this summer, GM’s interim Chairman Kent Kresa announced last week. Kresa will continue to serve as interim chairman until the launch.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Whitacre and Kresa, along with current board members Philip Laskawy, Kathryn Marinello, Erroll Davis, Jr., E. Neville Isdell and President and Chief Executive Officer Frederick “Fritz” Henderson, will serve as the nucleus of the New GM board, providing management oversight and a continuing commitment to transparency and world-class standards of corporate governance. The six other members of the current board will most likely retire no later than the approval of the sale of GM assets to the new entity. A selection process is currently underway for four more directors to serve on the board of the New GM. In addition, the Canadian government and the new UAW Voluntary Employee Benefit Association (VEBA) will each nominate one director, bringing the total number of New GM directors to 13. Whitacre, 67, was chairman and CEO of AT&T Inc. and its predecessor companies from 1990 to 2007. During his tenure, which began with Southwestern Bell, Whitacre led the company through a series of mergers and acquisitions — including that of AT&T in 2005 — to create the nation’s largest provider of local, long distance and wireless services. He serves on the boards of ExxonMobil Corp. and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. and holds a degree in industrial engineering from Texas Technological University. Advertisement “The appointment of Ed Whitacre as chairman represents a very auspicious beginning for the New GM,” said Kresa. “We look forward to working with him to complete the reinvention of GM and maximize the enormous potential of this new enterprise.” “I am honored to be able to serve GM at this critical juncture and take part in its reinvention,” said Whitacre. In other personnel news at GM, it was announced on Friday that Bo Andersson, group vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, has decided to leave GM to pursue other career opportunities, effective immediately. “Bo has made tremendous contributions to the development of our global purchasing and supply chain strategy as we’ve globalized our product line portfolios and manufacturing footprint,” Henderson said. Andersson, 53, joined GM in 1987 as a manager at SAAB AB located in Sweden. Previous appointments include executive director, Purchasing of Electrical commodities and later of Chemical commodities. He also held the position of GM Europe vice president of Purchasing. Bo was appointed vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain in December 2001 and was appointed a group vice president in 2007. The automaker said Andersson’s successor will be named in the near future.
About LACDC CHAMBER News: Business After Hours receptions are a benefit of being a Los Alamos Chamber Member. For more information about Chamber membership, visit losalamoschamber.com or contact Ryn Herrmann at 505.661.4807 or Ufemia Bernal Rios at 606.661.4816. The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using its broad portfolio of programs and initiatives. The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Del Norte Credit Union’s 65th Anniversary at Chamber Business After Hours 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at 1000 Trinity Dr.Light refreshments and cake will be served. The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos Visitor Centers, Los Alamos Small Business Center, project Y Cowork Los Alamos, Los Alamos Creative District, Launch Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Research Park.
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