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Watch A Free Robert Plant Live Stream On Austin City Limits, Starting Right Now

first_imgTwo legendary staples of live music are joining forces tonight, as Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant is performing with his band The Sensational Shape Shifters on the longest-running music-oriented television program, Austin City Limits. Plant previously performed on the show in 2002, making this reunion all the more special. While the performance was previously taped, it begins airing at 9:00 PM Eastern, tonight!Thanks to our friends at LiveList, you can stream the show through the L4LM Channel on their stream database. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the free broadcast below: You can check out the full listing of shows on the L4LM LiveList channel below:last_img read more

Electric Beethoven To Make Colorado Debut With Four Show Tour

first_imgContinuing to impress fans with their jammed out takes on Beethoven, Reed Mathis and Electric Beethoven have some more music in store for their fans! The group will head West for their first-ever shows in Colorado, playing a four night run throughout the state in the month of November.Getting To Know Electric Beethoven: An Interview With Reed MathisThe four night run stretches from November 12-15, but not before the band makes their NYC debut with a stop at Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22nd, following by two intimate Manhattan club shows at American Beauty and DROM the following week. More info about that here.You can see the band’s full announcement regarding the new Colorado shows, below:Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven is setting sail for our first foray into the Rocky Mountain range with a head full of that Mile High state of mind, and a heart full of melodies that somehow have the power to unite us on both sides of the great divide. What we’re trying to say is… we’re coming to Colorado and are politely requesting…no, demanding…that you come down from the mountains for this one. We’re coming to help heal your pain, acknowledge your sorrows, and awake your joy. And to make you dance, yes dance, to the music of Ludwig Van Beethoven.NOV 12: Denver, CO; CervantesPresenting the complete Symphony No. 3NOV 13: Denver, CO; CervantesPresenting the complete Symphony No. 6NOV 14: Fort Collins, CO; Aggie TheatreNOV 15: Boulder, CO; Fox TheatreWARNINGS::– All shows are two full sets with a short intermission (*unless otherwise stated or wild-card circumstances prevent rock-steady fun.)– All music was composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Well…except for the many, many moments when the music is being composed, via full-band improvisation, in the moment by the both the musicians on stage and by the energy swirling around the room.– The quartet will feature Reed Mathis (Billy & the Kids / Jacob Fred), Jay Lane (Primus / Ratdog), Todd Stoops (RAQ, John Kadlecik Band), and Clay Welch (Death Mask).Don’t forget: We’ll be in Buffalo tonight, Cleveland on Thursday and close out the tour with our album release party at the State Theatre in Falls Church, where we will be selling the CDs that officially drop that day. Vinyl to follow.last_img read more

A professorship and a MacArthur

first_imgVijay Iyer has won wide acclaim in the music world as a jazz pianist and a composer, has an academic resume that includes degrees from Yale University and the University of California at Berkeley, and has published in a number of scholarly journals. And now Iyer, who in January will become the first Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts in Harvard’s Department of Music, is in even more select company. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today awarded him a prestigious “genius” grant.The foundation, which awards its no-strings-attached grants of $625,000 annually, recognized Iyer as an “ardent investigator of musical communities, practices, histories, and theories. He mines core rhythmic, melodic, and structural elements from a wide range of sources to construct richly varied, improvisation-driven solo and ensemble music.”It is that combination of interests — and his work as both as a music-maker and a researcher — that Iyer hopes to bring to his teaching and research at Harvard.Soundbytes: ‘Optimism’ by Vijay Iyer“I’m very excited because in a lot of ways this is a new step,” Iyer said of his upcoming appointment. “It’s not that I’m a stranger to academia. But I’ve spent the last 15 years mostly outside of it, working as a composer and performer, as well as collaborating with a lot of artists across many different communities and disciplines.“I have been able to keep a toe in academia by contributing journal articles and giving lectures here and there, in dialogue with my creative work,” he added. “When I arrive at Harvard, I look forward to wading in deeper — mentoring student composer-performers, illuminating new currents in American music, and convening conversations with some of the stellar thinkers on campus. And I especially look forward to connecting all of what we do to the world beyond the University, because a life in the arts means a life of service to those around us.”As a musician, Iyer has been nominated for a Grammy, and has won two ECHO awards (the so-called “German Grammys”), a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and an unprecedented “quintuple crown” in DownBeat Magazine’s International Critics’ Poll.He has a degree in mathematics and physics from Yale, and an interdisciplinary doctorate in music cognition from Berkeley. His work has been published in journals ranging from 2010’s “Best Writing on Mathematics” to the Journal of Consciousness Studies. He has served on the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and the New School. Iyer is also director of the Banff Centre’s International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, an annual three-week program in Alberta, Canada.Though he won’t arrive on campus for several months, his appointment is already generating excitement among his future colleagues.“I am absolutely delighted that Vijay Iyer is joining the Department of Music at Harvard,” said Alexander Rehding, the Fanny Peabody Professor of Music and chair of the Department of Music. “This is the first appointment of its kind in the history of the department. Vijay is a performer and composer, a creative musician, of the highest order. To call him a jazz musician would almost be too limiting. He is a musician, scientist, thinker, and a teacher whose work crosses intellectual and artistic boundaries in ever-new ways.”In particular, Rehding said, he looks forward to seeing how Iyer’s concept of “embodied cognition,” a central theme in his work as both a musician and a scholar, can add new dimensions to the Department of Music’s focus on improvisation, performance, and composition.“Vijay is, in many ways, the embodiment of Harvard’s Arts Initiative, combining creative work with other forms of research and scholarship,” Rehding said. “I see great opportunities for collaboration with American studies, African-American studies, South Asian studies, psychology, mind-brain behavior, as well as any number of other sciences studying cognition. He will be a great addition to the Harvard community.”“It is a great pleasure to welcome Vijay Iyer to Harvard,” said Dean Michael D. Smith of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “This appointment will give students a truly special opportunity to learn from a world-renowned musician who has excelled in all facets of his art, and it will also open new doors to interdisciplinary investigations that explore connections between the humanities and the sciences. I look forward to Vijay’s contributions to the Harvard community and the world of scholarship at large.”While his appointment is in the Department of Music, Iyer is looking forward to working with scholars across a host of disciplines, from musicology to the sciences, to explore the questions that interest him.“I’m interested in asking: What is listening?  How do we make sense of what we’re hearing, and how is knowledge formed around and through that process?” Iyer said. “These questions have animated my work all along, both as an artist and in the discourse around it. This position will give me a chance to focus and sharpen those questions, and elevate them to a space where they can generate some new ideas, drive original research, and inspire new creative work.”In addition exploring cognition and music, Iyer hopes to address the very objects of study in music academia.“Historically, musicology has focused on scores, and, more recently, on recordings,” he said. “But music is initially a process — not solitary, but participatory — before it circulates as objects. I’m trying to identify that dichotomy a bit more clearly and tease out what’s different in those two cases — music with bodies, by which I mean music in the context of others, and music without bodies, which we experience through recordings, scores, or other virtual means. I would venture to say that those are two separate, though intersecting, categories of experience.”His work in the classroom won’t put a stop to Iyer’s output as a musician.“The goal for me is to integrate all of these spheres, so I can come to Harvard as myself,” he said. “To me, it’s all connected.  I’m a living, working artist who is interested in asking broad, interdisciplinary questions — about what music is, how we make it, and how we listen — in order to reimagine what music can do in the world, and then to put those ideas into practice.”last_img read more

Q&A with Howard Koh featured in STAT

first_imgThe late Nelson Mandela’s leadership skills and issues related to organ donation were among the topics Howard Koh, Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, discussed in an April 12, 2016 STAT news’ “Pulse of Longwood” interview.Koh returned in 2014 to Harvard Chan School, located in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, after serving as Massachusetts’s health commissioner and then as assistant health secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He now teaches leadership to doctoral students at the School.Read the STAT story: Longwood Local: Meet Howard Koh Read Full Storylast_img read more

SMC student examines socialism

first_imgSophomore Morgan Matthews explained the meanings of socialism and communism in a Saint Mary’s Justice Education Program presentation Tuesday.Matthews defined socialism as “various economic or political theories that advocate for collective or government ownership and administration based on production and means of goods,” which may or may not include private property based on the different branches of socialism.According to Matthews, the top 10 socialist countries are China, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, New Zealand and Belgium. Matthews said these countries demonstrate the different ways socialism can be implemented, as well as the benefits that can come from socialist governments.Matthews said there is a distinction between socialism and communism, though these two often are confused or used interchangeably. She defined communism as “a totalitarian system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls means of production.”“Communism eliminates private property completely,” she said. “[Socialism] has government programs where the government does have influence and most of the ownership. However, you do have your own private property.”Matthews said presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has brought socialism to the forefront of American politics.“Because of the Cold War and the Iron Curtain, people think of socialism as being the same as communism,” she said. “Communism is a complete radicalization of what socialism means, and … democratic socialism is how people presently have been using socialism in the government.“Instead of government controlling everything you do and all your property, it’s saying, ‘We need a little more money so we can distribute that money so your children can go to school without extreme amounts of debt or you can break your leg and go to the hospital and not have to worry about the [cost]’.”According to Matthews, the United States is afraid of socialism because of its ties with communism and the Soviet Union, but she believes the capitalist mentality overlooks the truths behind socialism.“In socialism, you work hard and you get far,” she said. “However, you have people helping you. You have programs helping you. You have the system helping you. It’s not to each his own, it’s not a dog-eat-dog world. It’s everyone is hoping you get far in life and everyone is helping you get far in life — they’re not trying to draw you back.”Matthews said President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a democratic socialist.“The New Deal was pretty much all socialist programs,” she said. “That has been implanted up until now. To be honest, it benefitted us more than what capitalism would do — which is what brought us into [The Great Depression.]”According to Matthews, socialism in the United States does not look like socialism as the entire economic system, but rather focuses on democratic socialism. She said she wants Americans to learn what socialism is instead of shying away from it out of fear of communism.“You use different aspects of the types of government,” she said. “You use capitalism regarding some aspects, you use socialism regarding other aspects.”Matthews said she believes capitalism can empower a country, but it can also be problematic.“At this point, capitalism has become too big, too strong,” she said. “It’s starting to collapse on itself and cause problems for itself. If we try to rein it in a little more, maybe that would help.”Tags: Communism, Justice Education Program, SMC, socialismlast_img read more

Tickets Available for Forbidden Broadway: Alive and STILL Kicking

first_img This year’s targets are set to include Pippin, Kinky Boots, Matilda and Motown, joining favorites from last year including Wicked and The Book of Mormon. As the new season of Main Stem productions open, the creative team will add shows including Rocky, Cabaret, Bridges of Madison County, Bullets Over Broadway, Les Miz and Aladdin. Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014 Just when the Great White Way thought it was safe from the poison pen of funny-man Gerard Alessandrini, Forbidden Broadway returns! After a ten-month hiatus from the Big Apple, tickets are now on sale for the revue roast Forbidden Broadway: Alive and STILL Kicking. Directed by Phillip George and Alessandrini, performances begin February 22 at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre. The cast will feature Erica Dorfler (Book of Mormon), Carter Calvert (Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues), along with stars from last year’s edition Scott Richard Foster and Marcus Stevens. View Comments Related Showslast_img read more

Audra McDonald Will Reprise Tony-Winning Lady Day Performance on HBO

first_imgLady Day’s heading to the small screen! Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will reprise her performance as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill on HBO. The special will be filmed with a live audience later this month at Café Brasil in New Orleans. Lonny Price, who helmed the Broadway production earlier this year at the Circle in the Square Theatre, will return to direct. A premiere date has yet to be announced. Lady Day, written by Lanie Robertson, tells the life story of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday through the songs that made her famous. Set in 1959, in an intimate bar in Philadelphia, Holiday puts on a show that, unbeknownst to the audience, will leave them witness to one of the last performances of her lifetime. The show features 18 musical numbers, including “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” “Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness” and “God Bless the Child.” View Commentscenter_img In addition to Lady Day, McDonald has won Tony awards for Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun and Porgy and Bess. On screen, she has appeared in The Sound of Music Live!, Annie, Private Practice and Wit. She is rumored to be attached to the projects Corrina, Corrina and Night, Mother opposite Oprah Winfrey.last_img read more

Interactive Guide to the Appalachian Trail

first_imgIt is the most honored and storied footpath in the world. It stretches 2,175 miles from Georgia to Maine, and some people hike it from end to end. Shelters along the trail allow you to sleep and commune with mice. But that’s about all that most people know about the Appalachian Trail.BRO’s Massive and Important Guide to the Appalachian Trail—the Southern Half—digs deeper into the country’s longest ribbon of dirt. Our guide includes interviews with thru-hikers, training tips, detailed descriptions of the best section hikes, and a mile-by-mile map of trail highlights.Click markers on the map below to get the details on the best places on the Appalachian Trail. View Appalachian Trail Guide in a larger maplast_img read more

Sections take positions

first_img Sections take positions Sections take positions March 15, 2005 Regular Newscenter_img Five new legislative positions have been authorized for the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and three for the Business Law Section following recent action by the Bar Board of Governors.Sections are given great latitude on issues in which they wish to lobby, provided the matter is within their subject area, does not conflict with a Bar-wide legislative position, and does not cause a deep emotional or philosophical division among a significant portion of the Bar’s membership.The board okayed the sections’ requests acting on the recommendations of the Legislation Committee.The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section had these positions authorized:• Supports amending §§701.02 (Assignment of Mortgages) to conform it to revised UCC Article 9 and provide that: 1.) perfection of UCC security interest in a pledged mortgage is governed solely by the UCC and not by §§701.02, and 2.) filing of a UCC financing statement is not “notice” under §§701.02 and does not affect reliance rights of creditors and bona fide purchasers without notice with respect to instruments executed by the “mortgagee of record” as determined under §§701.02.• Supports amending §§704.01(2) to provide landlocked landowners with a statutory way of necessity.• Opposes Section 2 of Senate Bill 298 creating §§117.055, which requires that notaries keep a detailed journal of all notarial acts including: the date, time and type of notarial act; the date, type and description of each document; the name of the signer; and description of the evidence of identity.• Supports changes to the Florida Construction Lien Laws governing conditional payment bonds and changing procedures for determining whether a claim will be covered by such bonds.• Technical Assistance — The section does not oppose House Bill 113 as originally drafted, but favors additional changes to numerous construction bond and lien statutes.The Business Law Section has these positions authorized:• Supports legislation consistent with the Supreme Court of Florida’s November 30, 2004, certification of need for additional judges.• Technical Assistance — The section offers technical assistance to the Florida Legislature with respect to the proposed Florida Trademark Act, F. S. Ch. 495.• Supports the following clarifying amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code: 1.) add new subsection (4) to §§679.623, to read: ‘‘The debtor retains all of the debtor’s rights in collateral, including title if the debtor has title, until the secured party has completed one of the actions in subsection (3)”; and 2.) add new subsection (4) to §§679.609, to read: “neither title nor legal or equitable ownership pass to the secured party by taking possession of collateral after default unless the secured party acquires ownership by purchase pursuant to §§679.610 or by acceptance in satisfaction of the obligation pursuant to §§679.621 and §§679.622.”last_img read more

Millennials and credit unions: What they want, and how they want it

first_img 54SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Daniel Curren Offering over eight years of experience in the fields of communications, marketing and media. Specializations include writing and editing, marketing plan development and implementation, data analysis and strategic insight, public … Web: www.cusolutionsgroup.com Details By now, you’ve probably read plenty of articles and had numerous marketers tell you that mobile apps and responsive design are the future of digital banking and finance. Well … yes, and no. We can no longer refer to digital tactics and technologies as the future; they are the resounding present, and aren’t going anywhere soon.A 2014 study conducted by the Fair Isaac Corp. (FICO) concerning the banking habits of young adults, shows that 90 percent of Millennials access the Internet via smartphone and 63 percent with a tablet. Whether or not your credit union determines it prudent to develop mobile check deposit or other banking apps, it is critical that your site be at least viewable and visually appealing on a mobile device.But reaching Millennials is more than just digital tactics and mobile capability. This is a generation with a different set of expectations and values. Marketers have to remain cognizant that the country suffered one of the most significant economic downturns in recent U.S. history right about the time many of these individuals were getting their first lessons in finance and real-world economics. These lessons were internalized and tentativeness is now at the foundation of many young adults’ decision-making process concerning finance.This is supported by many of the findings of the FICO study and there are several key takeaways worthy of attention. First, and most revealing, is that Millennials are found to be five times more likely than those over the age of 50 to close all accounts with their primary financial institution. Perhaps it is the ease of breaking off a relatively unestablished relationship, maybe it’s a product of the instant gratification and ultra-convenience of the digital age, or simply the sheer volume of choice in today’s market – but the conclusions are clear: The opportunity to woo these young accountholders away to a better solution does exist.The question then becomes: What constitutes a better financial institution in the mind of young adults? The decisive responses from numerous studies show that the answer is the same for both young and experienced accountholders alike: lower account fees. This is no surprise to many in the industry and should be a slam-dunk issue for credit unions. In MCUL’s own 2014 CU Difference Study, the message of “lower fees and better rates” resonated, and was retained at the highest rate by all age groups of Michigan household financial decision makers.A lack of service and respect is another sore spot among Millennials. Negative experiences with an institution’s representatives is reason enough to send many young adults in search of greener pastures, and is another area in which credit unions routinely outperform banks. The findings of the CU Difference Study suggest that credit unions outperformed banks in customer service, feeling like a member, trust that their institution is doing what is in their best interest and confidence that their institution is the best place for their financial needs.Finally, and perhaps most surprising, is the importance Millennials place on ATMs. One could speculate that this generation’s proclivity toward debit transactions and online bill pay reduces the need to stop into their local branch. For those rare occasions they need cash, they need quick access to an ATM (and would certainly prefer that it be fee free). Conceivably, this is the biggest win for credit unions. Michigan credit union members can access their money at more than 1,650 fee-free ATMs across the state.When we consider marketing efforts geared toward young adults, the conversation is often dominated by methodology and channel – and this is indeed important – but message should be given just as much credence. Studies show that based on their own assertions, credit unions systematically and categorically meet the needs of Millennials better and more often than banks. Be confident, step to the plate and deliver your message.last_img read more