Lettuce Announces Intimate 5-Night, 12-Set Residency At The Blue Note In NYC

first_imgFunk favorites Lettuce have announced some big summer performance plans set to take place in a small room: New York City’s Blue Note Jazz Club, the West Village room where countless legendary musicians have taken the stage since its opening in 1981. Lettuce will play 12 sets over the course of five nights at the Blue Note this summer, from Wednesday, June 27th through Sunday, July 1st.On June 27th, June 28th, and July 1st, the band will play two sets per night (at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., respectively). On Friday and Saturday night June 29th – 30th, the band will play an additional late-night set at 12:30 a.m.The residency marks a change of pace for Lettuce in the New York City market, where they normally play larger venues like Brooklyn Bowl and Playstation Theatre. With a higher number of smaller shows, fans will get the chance for a uniquely intimate experience with the band.In addition, the newly-opened Sony Hall in Times Square is being owned, operated, and programme by Blue Note Media Group as part of an extensive brand co-sponsorship with Sony, so perhaps the Blue Note residency is part of an agreement that will also include some bigger shows at the beautiful new venue.Tickets for Lettuce‘s Blue Note residency are available now via the band’s website.last_img read more

Vaccines In Hand, Cuomo Urges Push At NY Nursing Homes

first_imgImage via Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo / Flickr.comALBANY (AP) — New York expects to have received 930,000 coronavirus vaccine doses by the end of next week, a supply that should be used in an inoculation push at nursing homes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday.Cuomo told reporters he’s asking health care providers to work through the holidays in hopes of vaccinating all nursing home residents and staffers. He said about 50,000 people have received doses so far.“I understand it’s been a long year and everybody needs time off,” Cuomo said. “But we are in a foot race.”He added, “A vaccine is the best gift you could give a nursing home resident.” Nationally and in New York, deaths are on the rise: COVID-19 has killed about 320,000 Americans and counting. Cuomo said New York recorded another 139 deaths Monday.More than 2,200 people with COVID-19 have died in hospitals and nursing homes in New York since Thanksgiving. There had been about 1,900 deaths reported from June through October.Still, New York is among the vast majority of states that have seen falling or flattening COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations over the past week, according to the COVID Tracking Project.Hospitals in New York are now caring for 6,661 COVID-19 patients, according to the latest numbers — up 34% from 14 days ago, compared to 9% from seven days ago.The governor said he’s hopeful that hospitalizations are leveling off, with an average of 750 patients hospitalized each day over the past week. But he also urged New Yorkers to avoid gatherings for Christmas and New Year’s.“Celebrate smart,” the Democrat said. “Stop shutdowns.”In New York, an average of 10,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 each day over the past week. That’s virtually flat from a week ago but still up 8% from two weeks ago. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cooper Grodin to Assume the Role of the Masked Man in The Phantom of the Opera National Tour

first_img View Comments Following a sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s new production features a new set and staging. Based on the classic novel by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera originally premiered in 1986 in the West End. The musical has been playing at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre since 1988. Grodin appeared in the national tour of Les Miserables. His additional credits include Into the Woods at the Delacorte Theater and The Golden Land. He released his debut album “It’s the Little Things” in 2012. Bravi, bravi, bravissimi! Cooper Grodin will don the mask in the new national touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, replacing previously announced title star Mark Campbell. Grodin will begin performances January 9 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago, IL. Campbell, who began performances November 27, has departed the production for personal reasons. Grodin will appear alongside Julia Udine as Christine Daae and Ben Jacoby as Raoul. In addition to Grodin, Udine and Jacoby, Phantom stars Jacquelynne Fontaine as Carlotta, Craig Bennett as Monsieur Firmin, Edward Staudenmayer as Monsieur Andre, Linda Balgord as Madame Giry, Frank Viveros as Piangi and Hannah Florence as Meg Giry.last_img read more

W. Africa, Brazilian Airports Link Up to Fight Drugs

first_img The United Nations Office for Drug and Crime launched a project on 14 October to improve communication between police and airports in seven West African countries and Brazil to crack down on drug trafficking. Drug runners are taking advantage of the weak coordination to smuggle cocaine from South America to countries in West Africa, which they use as a springboard for trafficking to the European market. Senegalese senior interior ministry official Cheikhou Cisse said that aim of the project, dubbed Aircop, was “to establish secure communication between airports in West Africa and Latin America”. Brazil, Cape Verde, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo are participating in the programme and Guinea and Morocco have been invited to join. Concretely, Aircop, will “bring together all agencies in charge of fighting trafficking and organised crime at the national level into a unit that can work with regional and trans-regional counterparts”, the head of the EU delegation in Dakar, Gilles Hervio, said. Airports participating in the programme will have units of no more than 20 people operating around the clock, he added. Cisse said that according to UN figures 200 to 300 tonnes of cocaine arrive in Europe each year by airplane. “Part of this traffic comes from West Africa,” he said. Out of 822 drug seizures in Europe in 2009, 122 or 13 percent arrived on flights from West Africa, according to the United Nations drug office’s regional head Alexandre Schmidt. Schmidt said that “West Africa has become a target for drug traffickers because of a crackdown in the United States” and because of the weak coordination between various services and governments in the region. Aircop is expected to cost 2.3 million euros (3.2 million dollars), financed mainly by the European Union. Canada is also contributing 300,000 euros. By Dialogo October 15, 2010last_img read more

How credit unions should deliver financial education during COVID-19

first_imgPicture this: you’re in high school, and the teacher rolls an old-fashioned tube TV into the classroom. She flicks the lights off, and an outdated video about checking accounts and credit cards starts to play. Most of your classmates are falling asleep, or texting their friends under their desks. When class is over, you can’t really remember anything from the video — or how you were supposed to use it.That’s what we heard from college students at Duke University who had “learned” about personal finance in school. Do you remember how you learned about personal finance?That’s the thing about financial education these days: you either learn by failing as you go, or you get it in a boring classroom — and now, even that is barely an option as classrooms go completely virtual.Years ago, big banks led the way in mobile banking, bringing what had been a traditionally time-consuming, in-person experience to the tip of your fingers through your phone screen. It was revolutionary. But financial education is still stuck in the classroom, even though almost every other aspect of financial life has shifted online.What if credit unions could revolutionize financial education the same way that banks revolutionized banking? What if we could bring financial education out of the classroom and onto the small but powerful device we carry every day? What if your members could learn about finance while making their morning coffee, laying on the couch, or before going to bed?At Zogo, we brought this vision to life with a gamified financial education app with 300+ bite-sized learning modules. Download the Zogo app from the App Store, or visit www.zogofinance.com and schedule a demo to see how credit unions like you are leading the revolution in making FinEd mobile. 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bolun Li Bolun Li is a Junior at Duke University majoring in Economics. He is a serial entrepreneur and was awarded AACYF 30 under 30 in 2018 for his previous startup. Today, … Web: https://www.zogofinance.com Detailslast_img read more

LUMA festival to shine in a different way this year, art will come to you

first_img“If you have a virtual reality headset you’ll be able to participate in the V-R version of the feature, if you don’t there will be a streaming YouTube version of that feature,” he elaborated. Rather than projecting images onto downtown buildings like years past, LUMA co-founder Joshua Bernard explained Wednesday the festival will come to you on your phone, computer and more. Come September, however, if possible, there may be spots for you to join in-person. Bernard does know, however, “We really want to do something special for the community to give them hope in a time when everything else is getting cancelled.” Part of this means the festival is investing money it would have spent on putting on a street festival into things like gaming artists and interactive designers. “We’re connecting local artists with international artists with new technologies in ways that we’ve never done before,” he said.center_img Due to the uncertainty the fall holds due to the coronavirus and the amount of planning the festival requires, Bernard’s team decided to put all their effort into this unique version, leaving behind the traditional idea for this year. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — While many summer events have been cancelled in the Southern Tier, organizers for the LUMA festival are using their resources to put on a different version of the event this year. “What will the experience be like in full? We don’t even know, that’s part of what’s exciting about it.” Bernard said Wednesday more information about what the festival will include will be revealed on social media in the coming weeks.last_img read more

Fortress of St. Nikola in Šibenik opens on June 15

first_img “Our ultimate goal is a completely revitalized, landscaped and restored Fortress of St. Nicholas that will be open to visitors during the season. This requires enormous effort, hard work and continuous efforts in securing financial resources. But, once we finish this life project of ours, we will leave to future generations a restored, originally preserved and dignified UNESCO monument by which the city of Šibenik and Šibenik-Knin County will be recognizable all over the world.” he pointed out Goran Pauk, County Prefect of Šibenik-Knin County. It is the Fortress of St. Nikola in Šibenik will welcome the first visitors at the grand opening on June 15, after it was closed to the public for almost two years.  During this period, construction works were carried out on the cleaning of the building, the necessary rehabilitation and safety of visitors. The ship’s pier at the main entrance has been rehabilitated and safe and organized access to the site has been provided. This created the necessary preconditions for the opening of the fortress, but the real work of its restoration is yet to come.  The two-hour visit will include an attractive boat ride through the Šibenik Channel and a tour of the fortress accompanied by trained staff and the use of a multimedia guide. The daily maximum capacity of visits is limited due to the limited number of places on board, safety conditions and protection of monuments, but also the quality of the experience of all visitors.  The ticket price includes: organized boat transport from the Šibenik waterfront to the fortress through the significant landscape “Kanal-Luka in Šibenik” and contact zone, escort on board and at the fortress, use of multimedia guides with headphones and return to Šibenik according to the established schedule of regular departures from the Šibenik waterfront , every day from Monday to Sunday, as well as visitor insurance. Tickets will be available at the point of sale on the Šibenik waterfront and online at www.kanal-svetog-ante.com. Opening of the Fortress of St. Nicholas in the Channel of St. Ante is the result of a series of projects funded by the European Union, Šibenik-Knin County and the Ministry of Culture within the Government of the Republic of Croatia. The first significant step was made in 2013, when, through the project of Tourist Valorization of the Channel of St. Ante, landscaped promenade and access road to the fortress. In May last year, the second phase of the project worth 26 million kuna was contracted, during which a visitor center and accompanying infrastructure will be built. In cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and the Conservation Department in Šibenik, a great deal of work was done, which resulted in the registration of the fortress of St. Nicholas on the UNESCO World Heritage List. After that, an additional 2,6 million kuna was provided for the preparation of project documentation for the complete renovation of the facility, and the Ministry of State Property allocated the County the space of the former barracks in Minerska Bay for 50 years. This season, it will be possible to visit the fortress only by an official ship departing from Šibenik. All ships for the Fortress of St. Nikola leaves and returns to the Šibenik waterfront, near the intersection of the Croatian Navy Coast and the Dr. Franjo Tuđman Coast. “We are happy that the fortress, which has a special meaning for all of us, will open its doors. I thank our fellow citizens who recognized the complexity of the project and showed great patience all this time. I can already announce with pleasure that during the first working day we will provide free tickets for all visitors and in the period from 17 to 25 June we will provide free tickets for half the capacity of the ship for residents of Šibenik – Knin County to get acquainted with the offer, but also experienced the fortress in a whole new way. I would also like to thank from the bottom of my heart the Ministry of Culture, the Conservation Department in Šibenik, the employees of Šibenik-Knin County and everyone who helped us open the doors of the proud sea guard of Šibenik.” pointed out Anita Babačić Ajduk, director of the Public Institution Nature of Šibenik-Knin County, which manages the fortress.  The city of Šibenik, one of the few cities in the world with two cultural monuments on the UNESCO list of cultural heritage – the Cathedral of St. Jakov and the fortress of Sv. Nicholas.last_img read more

Deer Attractants: Legal To Buy, But Not For Hunting Use

first_imgThe DNR is reminding Indiana hunters that even though deer attractants found at retail stores can be purchased and used in the wild, hunting near them is illegal.They are considered bait.Indiana regulations prohibit the hunting of deer with the use or aid of bait, which is defined as “a food that is transported and placed for consumption, including, but not limited to, piles of corn and apples placed in the field; a prepared solid or liquid that is manufactured and intended for consumption by livestock or wild deer, including, but not limited to, commercial baits and food supplements; salt; or mineral supplements.”This includes artificial products marketed under names such as Deer Co-Cain, Buck Jam, Trophy Rock, as well as mineral blocks, salt blocks, and even natural foods such as corn and apples.“Basically, if you place anything that isn’t grown in the area and hunt there, it’s illegal,” said Lt. Larry Morrison, outdoor education director for DNR Law Enforcement. “Hunting next to a corn field or from an apple tree is legal, but placing corn or apples under your tree stand would put you in conflict with current Indiana law.”An area is considered baited for 10 days after the product and the affected soil is removed from an area.Odor differs from bait. Cover scents or scent attractants are legal to use when hunting.Archery season currently is underway in Indiana and continues through Jan. 5, 2014.The most popular segment of Indiana’s deer hunting season – firearms – begins Nov. 16 and ends Dec. 1, followed by the muzzleloader season from Dec. 7-22.last_img read more

Lois F. Schilling

first_imgLois F. Schilling, 89 of Moores Hill, passed away Thursday September 7 at Ripley Crossing in Milan.  Lois was born Saturday April 28, 1928 in Manchester Twp, the daughter of Roy and Inez (Borgman) LaFollette.  She married Ralph Schilling February 18, 1950 and he preceded her in death February 18, 2009.  She worked at Ulrich Drugstore for 15 years and DeVille’s Drugstore for 17 years. She enjoyed arts and crafts, gardening, flower beds, collect coins, ceramics, and she had a shop called “Abby’s” in Metamora for 10 years.  Her greatest thrive was spending time with her grandchildren.Lois is survived by son Larry Schilling of Moores Hill; daughters: Teresa Schilling of Euless, TX; Charlene Schilling of Aurora; Barbara (Milos) Pittner of Moores Hill brothers: Virgil LaFollette of Indianapolis; James (Carol) LaFollette of Atlanta; sister: Jeanne LaFollette of Milford, Ohio. 5 Grandchildren, 1 Great-Grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 3 sisters: Dorothy Ann LaFollette, Geraldine Kuebel, Rita Bonfiglio.Service will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be given to the Moores Hill Fire Department or Moores Hill EMS.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester St; PO Box 156, 47032, (812)744-3280.  Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Lady Bulldog Spikers Battle Lady Panthers In Hard Fought Battle

first_imgThe Varsity Lady Bulldogs defeated the Jennings County Panthers last night in a HOT hard-fought battle in the dog pound. It took 5 sets but the Dogs came out on top in the end.It was a great win with contributions made on every level. The defense was led by senior Macy Prickel and freshman Laney Walsman. Kylie Laker was everywhere on the court contributing tough serves and leading the team in assists. Cayman Werner took over at the net with the help of Nikki Fox.  It was great to have Kerigan back in action with some key blocks. Great team effort!The Lady Bulldogs will be back in action on Saturday at Milan for the Ripley County Tournament.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kateri Paul.The Batesville Lady Bulldog JV Volleyball team has hit a bit of a rough patch this week with some injuries and inconsistent play. The team was defeated by Jennings County. Scores were 25-18, 25-14.In set one, Shelby Westerfeld served 8 straight points including 2 aces to get our team off to a great start only to have our own struggles with serve reception allow the Panthers to come back. With a couple of players fighting knee and leg injuries, the aggressive net play of Jennings County overwhelmed the home team’s defensive coverage. Faith Tekulve provided a spark in set two with 2 kills and a much-needed momentum spurt for the Lady Dogs.The team hopes to bounce back as they travel to Milan to compete in the Ripley County Tourney on Saturday. The JV’s record is 9-6 on the season. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.last_img read more