Furthur Kicked Off Their Last-Ever Run Of Shows In Mexico, Two Years Ago Today [Watch]

first_imgSetlist: Furthur at Hard Rock Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico – 1/20/14Set I: Feel Like a Stranger, Crazy Fingers > China Cat Sunflower > Cassidy, Althea, Loose Lucy, Cosmic CharlieSet II: Help on the Way >Slipknot! >Let It Grow > Eyes of the World > Wharf Rat > Let it Grow > Slipknot > Playing in the Band > Dear Mr. Fantasy > In The Midnight HourEncore: Franklin’s Tower[Photo by Dave Vann] Phish may have just finished up their three-night destination getaway at the Riviera Maya Mexico, but today we turn our attention back to Furthur’s final shows together at Paradise Waits in the Riviera Maya, which began on this day two years ago. Comprised of the Bob Weir and Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra) on guitar, Joe Russo (Benevento/Russo Duo) on drums, and Jeff Chimenti (Ratdog & The Other Ones) on keyboards, this potent lineup lasted approximately five years before hanging it up.Bob Weir Promises More Dead & Company, RatDog’s Return In 2016However short-lived, Furthur provided Deadheads far and wide a great outlet to once again hear the music of their favorite band and to see two of its flagship members live on stage together again. Since Paradise Waits, the members of Furthur have continued to plug away famously, Lesh playing with a revolving cast of musicians in Phil & Friends and his band Communion, which includes son Grahame Lesh; Weir has gone on to tour with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti and his comrades the Rhythm Devils, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart in Dead & Company; Kadlecik has started his own band and continues to feature Dead tunes alongside his originals; Russo started his own Dead-inspired band, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and continues to only get bigger; and Chimenti, having cemented his place in Dead circles, played at last summer’s Fare Thee Well concerts in Santa Clara and Chicago with the Core Four of the GD, Trey Anastasio, and Bruce Hornsby, and has gone on to join Weir, Kreutzmann, and Hart during their Dead & Company dates.The New Grateful Dead Archival Release Features Performance From San Francisco 1976Take a look at some video highlights as well as full-show audio from Furthur’s January 20, 2014 show at the Hard Rock Hotel from Paradise Waits below:“Feel Like A Stranger”“Loose Lucy”“Help On The Way” > “Slipknot!” > “Let It Grow”“Eyes Of The World”“Wharf Rat”last_img read more

Willie Nelson Announces ‘That’s Life’ Frank Sinatra Tribute Album, Shares “Cottage For Sale” [Video]

first_imgBack in 2018, Willie Nelson released a compilation of covers in tribute to Frank Sinatra entitled My Way. The Texas outlaw country guitarist now plans to release another studio album in tribute to Sinatra with the 11-track That’s Life, due out February 26th, 2021.The covers album will be available on CD and vinyl formats, along with a bundle option that comes with a 12″ x 12″ art print and a 252-piece puzzle. Some of the well-known Sinatra standards to be featured on the tribute compilation include “Nice Work If You Can Get It”, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “You Make Me Feel So Young”, and “Luck Be A Lady”, and was produced by Buddy Cannon and Matt Rollings during recording sessions in Hollwood, CA and Austin, TX.To go with the album’s announcement on Friday (one day ahead of Sinatra’s birthday on Saturday, 12/12) Nelson also shared his cover of “Cottage For Sale”. Listen to the new recording complete with lovely string arrangements below. Fans can also scroll down to watch a video of the artwork to be included in the album’s bundle package.Related: Willie Nelson, Karen O Share “Intimate” Cover Of Queen, David Bowie’s “Under Pressure” [Listen]Willie Nelson – “Cottage For Sale”[Video: Willie Nelson]Willie Nelson – That’s Life Artwork PaintingClick here for That’s Life album pre-order options on Nelson’s website.Earlier this year Nelson marked a major career milestone with the release of his 70th studio album, First Rose of Spring. Nelson also recently appeared on Dolly Parton‘s new holiday album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, playing on the track entitled “Pretty Paper”.last_img read more

Weber wins third term in Congress

first_imgU.S. Rep. Randy Weber, R-Webster, was cruising to a third term in Congress with a strong lead over Democrat challenger Michael Cole in Tuesday’s election. In a relatively close vote in Jefferson County, Weber led 51-49 percent. Across the district Weber had 159,061 votes, 62 percent, to Cole’s 97,696 votes for 38 percent with 80 percent of the precincts reporting.Weber, 63, holds a key leadership role on the Science, Space, and Technology committee serving as the Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee. He is also a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee where he serves on the Middle East, North Africa Subcommittee, as well as the Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats.Prior to being elected to Congress, Weber served four years in the Texas State House. During his tenure, Weber served on the committees of Environmental Regulation, Public Education, and as Vice Chair of Border and Intergovernmental Affairs.Weber has lived in a 20-mile radius for all his life and has been married to Brenda, a retired schoolteacher from Nederland, for over 40 years. They have three children and seven grandchildren.last_img read more

Black Broadway Performers Offer Love Letter to NYC with ‘Dream Like New York’ Music Video

first_img Between the COVID-19 crisis keeping the lights of Broadway off as well as the charged discussion of racism in the theater community, times have felt particularly hard. Nevertheless, some Black performers have banded together while showing off their moves in some of New York City’s most famous spots. The end product is a moving music video conceived and directed by Broadway alum Tavia Riveé. “It started out as a love letter to NY, to Broadway, and the heartache we face as artists as we desperately seek a space for expression in this difficult season of seclusion,” Riveé shared on her Instagram page. “But as we stand in the center of a revolution, it is not lost on me that I was able to create this piece solely utilizing the same black bodies our industry doesn’t always appreciate.” Set to Tyrone Wells’ uplifting “Dream Like New York,” the video features performances by Broadway dancers Justin S. Bryant, Karissa Harris, Olivier Medus, Diana Vaden and Ricardo Zayas. Enjoy the full video below! Diana Vaden View Commentslast_img read more

Overland Park council denies permit request for Two Dogs and a Cat pet day care on Metcalf

first_imgThe building on Metcalf where the new pet daycare would have been located. Photo credit Johnson County Appraiser’s Office.In a victory for neighbors but a setback for pet owners in new downtown apartments, Overland Park denied a permit for a pet boarding facility and day care with outdoor play area close to downtown.The facility proposed for 7620 Metcalf Avenue, would have been a second location for Two Dogs and a Cat, owned by John Cavalcanti. He said afterward he would start looking for a different location rather than remove the outdoor play area, which had been the main sticking point.Council members took an hour and a half and four votes to turn the project down. Several neighbors, who had filed a valid protest petition, also waited through to the end of an otherwise long meeting to urge denial vote.“Pretty much everybody, including Mr. Cavalcanti, would stand up here and be in my shoes if it was going across the street from his house,” said Matt Van Becelaere, who owns property nearby.The area in question is a mixture, with some businesses and homes. The neighbors live across Floyd Street, some within 200 feet of the play area.Cavalcanti had asked for a five-year special use permit to allow overnight boarding and the outdoor play area, which would have been buffered with a solid wall of about nine feet. The facility would have a capacity for 90 animals, but Cavalcanti said only around 20 to 25 would be outside in the play area at any one time.He stressed that well-trained staff assess dogs for aggression before allowing them in the play zone. The barking is also curbed by the wall because it limits the dogs’ visual triggers, and classical music is played to soothe them as well, he said.Still neighbors doubted that the dogs in the outdoor area would be quiet. They worried about being able to open their windows in warm weather or that the barking would trigger their own dogs to bark.Several council members said they did some freelance research on the subject by visiting other dog facilities to listen for noise. Based on that, some council members sided with the neighbors. “I don’t agree with the applicant that those dogs are not going to bark,” said Councilmember Paul Lyons. “I’ve never seen 25 dogs together not making a bunch of noise.”“I would not want to live across the street and listen to that,” said Councilmember Terry Happer Scheier. “I had a dog next door for years that drove me frickin’ insane, barked every time I walked in the back yard. I know what it’s like.”However Councilmember Jim Kite, who noise-tested a pet facility by driving past its outdoor play yard with his own dog leaning out the car window, said he heard no barking response. There are permit rules already in place to deal with neighborhood complaints, he said, and Cavalcanti knows it’s in his best interest to keep the neighbors happy. “I think we could make this work,” Kite said.Those thoughts were echoed by Dale Griffin, owner of the building the pet facility would be moving into. Griffin also noted five units in that building have been vacant for about a year.While council members sided with the neighbors, they also acknowledged that there will be a need for more pet friendly facilities once the new downtown apartments fill up. Market Lofts, The Vue, Avenue 80 and 81 and Interurban Lofts will start an influx of pet owners to the suddenly more densely-populated downtown. By Cavalcanti’s reckoning, there will be potentially about 600 new pets moving into the area.The city should start looking at its pet infrastructure because of that, said Councilmember Logan Heley. There are relatively few pet boarding facilities near downtown, and dog parks are also a drive away. “Do we know what our dog policy is going to be at Thompson Park? What facilities will be at Thompson Park for pets? These are some things I hope we’re thinking about in a broader context.”Some council members told Cavalcanti they like his business, but thought the location close to homes was a bad choice. A few asked if he’d be willing to open the business without the outdoor area or on only a two-year permit, but he declined, saying the outdoor area is central to keeping the dogs on good behavior.The council briefly got hung up on procedural issues before turning the permit down. Because of the protest petition, they needed 10 votes to approve it. Overturning the planning commission’s prior approval required nine votes. After a few tries, they denied it, 9-2.last_img read more

Barco Books Over $560 Million in First Half of 2019, Net Income Is $45 Million

first_imgThere aren’t too many publicly traded companies in the pro AV market so when one announces earnings, it should be paid attention to as a bellwether of the market. Today Barco announced financial results for the six month period ended June 30, 2019. Orders and sales increased in each division resulting in a consolidated growth of 7.5% and 8.3%, respectively. In Entertainment substantial cinema-uptakes in North America and Western Europe produced a 12.6% increase in orders. In Enterprise, double digit growth in orders and sales for both ClickShare and Control Rooms propelled the division’s strong performance. On the strength of a solid orderbook at the start of year, healthcare sales grew across the portfolio, led by the surgical segment.EBITDA margin expanded 3.3 percentage points compared to 1H18 reflecting continued gross profit margin improvements and increased operating expense efficiencies. Each division posted higher EBITDA margins compared to the first half of 2018.During the first half of 2019, Barco began to implement its “fit to lead” program, the company’s efficiency and capability building plan. The company also continued to advance a number of key growth initiatives. Under the “In China for China” program, Barco’s strategy to more effectively penetrate the Chinese healthcare market, Barco opened its R&D and manufacturing center in Suzhou. As evidence of its sustained emphasis on innovation, Barco also launched the 4K laser Series 4 cinema-projector platform and began initial deliveries under contracts won during the semester.The company held its 2019 Capital Markets Day in May during which it outlined its “next chapter” path to sustainable profitable growth that calls for building more hardware, software and services solutions along with increasing monetization of the company’s installed base.See related  Barco Projectors Take Guinness World Record Title for Largest Projection of a Video GameBarco CEO, Jan De Witte said, “Barco entered 2019 poised to resume top-line growth after a recent period of flat sales and, through solid execution, posted year-over-year sales growth and margin expansion for the first semester. We are encouraged to see that the steps we have taken to establish a stronger business foundation while investing in innovative solutions and strengthening go-to-market strategies are bearing fruit.“The combination of a growing orderbook and healthy sales funnels at the mid-year point gives us confidence that we will deliver mid to high single digit sales growth for the year and another year of EBITDA margin improvement.”Barco is here.last_img read more

Nova students collect food for the needy

first_img JUST IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING, Nova Southeastern University Law Center students donated more than 11,000 cans of food to Feeding South Florida. The cans were collected during the “Canned Immunity” food drive held in mid-November. As part of the food drive, law students donated cans in their classes to receive immunity from being called on by the professor for that class. “NSU law students devote thousands of hours each year and boundless energy to helping Broward’s poor,” said Professor Michael Richmond. “My colleagues and I are tremendously proud of their selfless giving — in this case food, and in many others offering free legal assistance to legal aid and others serving the legal needs of the economically disadvantaged.” December 15, 2011 Regular News Nova students collect food for the needylast_img read more

Physical activity encouraged more in boys than in girls

first_imgSchool and family influences on physical activity may be stronger in boys than in girls in Australia, according to a study published March 9, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Rohan Telford from the University of Canberra, Australia, and colleagues.Scientists have observed what appears to be a gender-based disparity in physical activity among youth, where girls are less active than boys. To better understand the mechanisms that underlie these observed differences, the authors of this study collected data from over 550 boys and girls from 29 schools as part of the Lifestyle of our Kids (LOOK) study in Australia.They measured a variety of factors at ages 8 and 12 including individual fitness (multi-stage run), coordination (throw and catch test) and environmental factors measured using questionnaires of an individual’s perception of competence in physical education, family support for physical activity, and school and extracurricular sports participation. LinkedIn Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Share Email The authors found that school and family influences on physical activity may be stronger in boys than in girls in Australia. They found that girls were 19% less active than boys and that lower physical activity among girls was associated with weaker influences at school and at home.Girls were less physically fit compared to boys at age 8, including 18% lower cardio-respiratory fitness, 44% lower eye-hand coordination, higher percent body fat, and 9% lower perceived competence in physical education. The authors state that a variety of variables not measured in this study may also contribute to physical activity levels in children, but that the factors measured could be modified and potentially reduce the gap in physical activity between boys and girls.Based on these results, the authors suggest strategies aiming to increase physical activity should focus on a variety of areas simultaneously, including home, school, and extracurricular activities, paying particular attention to equality of support and opportunities for girls and boys.last_img read more

Calera Capital Appoints Edward Orzetti As Operating Partner

first_imgCalera Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm, has announced the appointment of Edward Orzetti, former CEO of Keystone Automotive Operations and former CEO of Transtar, as an operating partner of Calera.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementOrzetti will assist Calera in connection with identifying, evaluating and building attractive platform investments in the automotive aftermarket and other industrial sectors. Calera intends to commit $40 million to $200 million of equity per investment in a range of transaction types that are primarily focused on family or founder-owned businesses. Transactions also may include recapitalizations of private and public companies, corporate divestitures and growth equity investments.Ethan Thurow, managing director at Calera, said, “We are excited to add Ed as an operating partner. He is a seasoned, high-caliber executive with a long track record of growing and creating value in leading industrial businesses. Ed shares our commitment to building businesses through true partnerships and fair dealings.”Added Andrew Holmes, principal at Calera, “Ed’s addition continues Calera’s demonstrated model of partnering with industry operators to deliver strategic and operational insight and, ultimately, long-term, sustainable value in the businesses in which we invest. We are excited to collaborate with Ed and to have him work alongside Calera as we build value at Arnott Inc., a leading manufacturer of auto aftermarket repair products and a recent platform investment of Calera Capital Fund V, and at other future platform businesses.”AdvertisementOrzetti brings more than 25 years of experience building and leading successful automotive aftermarket and other industrial businesses. Prior to joining Calera, he served as CEO of Transtar, the largest manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket transmission parts and services in North America, with more than 2,000 employees and $500 million in annual revenues. Previously, Orzetti was CEO of Keystone Automotive Operations, a leading distributor of specialty automotive aftermarket equipment and accessories, with more than 1,500 employees and $700 million of annual revenues. Orzetti also has held a variety of senior executive roles at leading corporations, including General Electric, Textron and VWR International. He began his career as a helicopter pilot in the United States Army. Orzetti currently serves on the board of Arnott Inc. and is an active member of the SEMA Investment Committee, where he has served for more than a decade. Orzetti also formerly served on the SEMA Board.“I am excited to partner with the Calera team and support its strategy of building attractive platform companies in the automotive aftermarket and other industrial sectors,” said Orzetti. “Having seen firsthand how Calera operates, I am a strong believer in Calera’s culture and approach. With capital, resources and operational and strategic insights, we see tremendous opportunities to support management teams in growing and building highly successful enterprises.”last_img read more

Box Art Auction

first_imgA Meet The Artists reception for the annual Box Art Auction benefiting East End Hospice was held on Wednesday, August 22, at St. Luke’s Church Hoie Hall in East Hampton. Eighty-five artists took a small, unadorned box and created a unique work of art that was put up for auction. Sharelast_img