Kung Fu To Play Funky Concert Cruise In NYC

first_imgFunk powerhouse Kung Fu will rock out aboard the high seas next week as part of Rocks Off Concert Cruise’s stacked summer series. The show will take place on Thursday, July 14th aboard The Jewel, a magnificent vessel equipped with booze, food, and gorgeous views of NYC. Tickets are going fast but are available here!Kung Fu’s unique brand of funk fusion blends high-energy dance beats with loose improv to create a powerful funk machine. Fueled by seasoned musicians with tight performance skills along with the ability to let loose and have fun, a Kung Fu show is a force to be reckoned with. Incorporating elements of electronic, jazz, funk and beyond, there’s a little something for everyone.Watch Full Video Of Jon Fishman, Oteil Burbridge, Kung Fu & More Rocking Out For BernieWhen these funk ninjas take to the high seas on Thursday, July 14th, you don’t want to miss out. The Jewel leaves from the Skyport Marina at East 23rd St. & FDR Drive at 8 PM sharp (boarding begins at 7 with last call 5 minutes before departure). Drinks and food are available for purchase, so bring cash. Show is rain or shine and 21+. Get tickets here.last_img read more

Full Audio: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Plays “Becky”, Welcomes Alecia Chakour At The Cap

first_imgAfter spending two nights in Brooklyn – one scheduled, and the other impromptu – Joe Russo’s Almost Dead made their way out to Port Chester, NY for the first of two nights at The Capitol Theatre. Almost Dead continues to impress fans with their one-of-a-kind take on the Grateful Dead. While the Brooklyn Bowl show on 12/29 focused more on the Dead’s material, the band took more liberties with the catalog and worked outside the box for a great performance.Opening up with a jam on “King Bee,” Almost Dead ran through a number of Dead classics like “The Eleven”, “Beat It On Down The Line”, “Feel Like A Stranger”, “Cumberland Blues” and more! Watch a video of the opening jam into “The Eleven,” streaming below.The set continued with “The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion)” with special guest Alecia Chakour, before going into the Bob Weir penned classic, “Estimated Prophet”. After some “Space” jamming, the band slid into a “Bird Song” jam that segued into The Beatles’ “Day Tripper.” They returned to play “Bird Song” proper, before going into “King Solomon’s Marbles.” Finally, they closed the set with a reprise of “Bird Song”, putting a cap on a great set of music at The Cap.Set two continued with an opening “Til The Morning Comes”, with Alecia Chakour, who stayed on for “Passenger” as well. The band called on Cochemea Gastelum, of the Dap-Kings, to accompany on a great version of “Viola Lee Blues,” which erupted into a great improvisational jam before settling into “Uncle John’s Band.” They segued “UJB” into the Benevento Russo Duo song “Becky,” leaving Marco Benevento and Joe Russo to showcase their original tune before returning to “Uncle John’s Band.”Watch “Viola Lee Blues” below, courtesy of the band.They then reprised “Viola Lee Blues” before going into a debut cover of “Hood Doo Voo Doo” by Wilco/Billy Bragg/Woody Guthrie, before turning things up with an excellent “Turn On Your Lovelight” > “Shakedown Street” combination. They ultimately closed the set with “Throwing Stones”, and would return for one more song, an encore rendition of The Band’s “The Weight” with Alecia Chakour once more.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will ring in the New Year at The Capitol Theatre, tonight, December 31st. You can check out the full audio from last night’s show below, as well as the full setlist.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 12/30/16Set 1 (8:45PM – 10:12PM)King Bee Jam + ->The Eleven @ (All) >BIODTL # (SM) >Feel Like A Stranger (SM) >Cumberland Blues $ (All) ->The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) (AC)Estimated Prophet (SM) ->Space ->Bird Song Jam + ->Day Tripper % (TH) ->Bird Song ^ (TH) ->King Solomon’s Marbles & ->Bird Song Reprise + (TH)Set 2 (10:49PM – 12:??AM)Til The Morning Comes + (All + AC) ->Passenger + (SM & AC) ->Viola Lee Blues * (All) ->Jam ->Uncle John’s Band (All) ->Becky @@ ->Uncle John’s Band Reprise (All) ->Viola Lee Blues Reprise (All) ->Hoo Doo Voo Doo ++ (SM) ->Lovelight * (AC) ->Shakedown Street ## (TH) >Throwing Stones $$ (SM)ENC: The Weight (All + AC)AC is Alecia Chakour (Tedeschi Trucks Band) on Vocals+ – First Time Played by Almost Dead@ – With at Throwin’ Stones Tease (TH)# – 30 Beat BIODTL for Dec 30th$ – With Feel Like A Stranger & Hoedown (Aaron Copeland) Teases (MB) & a Lovelight Jam (Band)% – First Time Played by Almost Dead, Beatles Cover, Unfinished, 2 verses were sung^ – With a Day Tripper (The Beatles) Tease (MB)& – Unfinished* – With Cochemea Gastelum (Dap Kings) on Bari Sax@@ – Benevento Russo Duo Cover, not played since 2015-10-03, a gap of 46 shows. Basically only Joe & Marco played on this song.++ – Wilco/Billy Bragg/Woody Guthrie Cover, First Time Played by Almost Dead.## – With a MB Piano Solo, an On The Road Again Tease (Band), a “That’s All” (Phil Collins) Tease – I think, it might be something else (Band) & an unknown jam (Band) that I may be able to figure out.$$ – With an Unknown Tease (TH)[Setlist via Peter Costello // Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Facebook]last_img read more

Spread The Word Completes 2018 Colorado Music Festival Lineup

first_imgReturning to Denver, CO for the sixth straight year, the exciting Spread The Word Music Festival has just announced their third wave of lineup additions for the upcoming 2018 event. Taking place from May 11th through the 13th at the Fox Street Compound, the festival will see a headlining performance from the Jeff Austin Band (former leader of Yonder Mountain String Band), A-Mac & The Height (2 shows), Spread The Word Family Band (featuring members of String Cheese Incident, Pretty Lights Live Band, Break Science, and more TBA) Bass Physics, and now, the Magic Beans.In addition to the Magic Beans, Caribou Mountain Collective, The Orcastra (The Orcastrator Live Band), Avenhart, Emma Mayes & The Hip, Dog City Disco, Cosmic Mesa, and Morsel have also all joined the lineup.The full billing includes Tatanka, Skydyed, Eminence Ensemble, Grant Farm, Great American Taxi, Evanoff, Cycles, Tnertle, Lucid Vision, Whitewater Ramble, Dead Floyd, Rastasaurus, The Sweet Lillies. Aaron Bordas, Spectacle, Mikey Thunder, Trufeelz, Homepage Spaceship, and so many more, as well as a late-night Everyone Orchestra set conducted by Matt Butler at Cervantes. Check out the full lineup below, and head to the festival’s official website for more information.Today, and today only, Spread The Word Colorado Music Festival is offering a “Buy One, Get One Free” package for weekend passes. Reserve yours here.last_img read more

Fairy Tale Sendup Disenchanted Opens Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Disenchanted The cast of Disenchanted includes Michelle Knight as Snow White, Becky Gulsvig as Cinderella, Jen Bechter as Sleeping Beauty, Lulu Picart as Hua Mulan/Pocahontas/Princess Badroulbadour, Alison Burns as Belle/The Little Mermaid/Rapunzel and Soara-Joye Ross as The Princess Who Kissed the Frog. View Comments Featuring a book, music and lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino and directed by Fiely A. Matias, the tuner features your typical “princess posse” in a show that’s anything-but-typical. Snow White, Cinderella, Belle and more toss off the tiaras and get real in a not-for-kids musical where fairy tales will never be the same. The show premiered at Orlando’s International Fringe Festival in 2011 and has been licensed nationwide since. The girl getting the prince is just the beginning. Then the real fun starts. The fairy tale lampoon Disenchanted opens officially on December 4. The musical will play a nine-week limited engagement at off-Broadway’s Theatre at St. Clement’s through January 25, 2015. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2015last_img read more

Steve Martin’s Bright Star, With Carmen Cusack, Sets B’way Dates

first_img Bright Star Carmen Cusack Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 View Comments Bright Star will soar up the east coast and land on Broadway this spring. As previously speculated, the Steve Martin and Edie Brickell musical will transfer from D.C.’s Kennedy Center (where it will play a limited engagement beginning December 2) to New York, with performances beginning March 7, 2016 at a Shubert theater to be announced. Opening night is scheduled for March 31. Tony winner Walter Bobbie will direct.Carmen Cusack is set to make her long-awaited Broadway debut as Alice, starring opposite A.J. Shively as Billy. The two will reprise their leading roles from the Kennedy Center and San Diego’s Old Globe engagements. Cusack has appeared in the West End in Les Miserables and The Secret Garden; she also appeared in Carrie off-Broadway and played Elphaba in the national tour and Australian productions of Wicked. Shively made his Broadway debut in the 2010 revival of La Cage aux Folles.Joining Cusack and Shively will be Tony nominees Michael Mulheren (Kiss Me, Kate), Stephen Bogardus (Love! Valour! Compassion!), Dee Hoty (Footloose) and Jeff Blumenkrantz (How to Succeed…), as well as Paul Alexander Nolan (Once), Hannah Elless (Godspell), Stephen Lee Anderson (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) and Emily Padgett (Side Show). Rounding out the cast are Maddie Shea Baldwin, Allison Briner, Max Chernin, Patrick Cummings, Sandra DeNise, Richard Gatta, Lizzie Klemperer, Michael X. Martin, William Michals, Tony Roach, Sarah Jane Shanks and William Youmans.The musical, which features music by Martin and Brickell, lyrics by Brickell and a book by Martin, is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and travels between 1945 and 1923. Billy Cane, a young soldier just home from World War II, meets Alice Murphy, the brilliant editor of a southern literary journal. Together they discover a powerful secret that alters their lives.The production will feature choreography by Josh Rhodes, set design by Eugene Lee, costumes by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Japhy Weideman and sound design by Nevin Steinberg. Star Fileslast_img read more

Australia’s AGL Energy says battery storage can compete with gas peaker plants

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Plunging costs and improved performance could see big batteries start to compete with gas plants to provide peaking services, and it’s an opportunity at least one of Australia’s largest energy companies is looking to seize, as the end of coal looms.AGL Energy’s newly appointed chief operating officer, Markus Brokhof told Renew Economy in an interview that there is a clear business case for big batteries, and added that they were starting to compete with gas peakers on commercial terms to firm up supplies of wind and solar.Last week, AGL revealed plans for a significant increase in its portfolio of large scale battery systems and will target up to 850MW of new big battery projects by 2024, and a further 350MW of distributed resources. The company sees a growing opportunity in the market for peaking, or firming, infrastructure as the market share of wind and solar grow.The first of these newly disclosed battery investments is set to be located at the site of the Liddell power station, with up to 500MW in the one location. It will begin with a 150MW initial stage, followed by a similarly sized system, between 100MW and 150MW at the Torrens Island power station site in South Australia. A third battery system is also being considered for a site in Victoria. A precise location has not yet been announced, but co-location at the Loy Yang A power station would be a possibility.The decision to co-locate batteries at existing operations – where infrastructure was already in place – was a ‘time to market’ question, according to Brokhof, who said that the existing grid connection and network infrastructure provides some of the fastest possible opportunities to get a big battery system up and running.Brokhof told Renew Economy that AGL would be aiming for one to two hours of battery storage at the sites, with the business case of each battery stacking up irrespective of the ultimate fates of the ageing coal and gas generators at the Liddell and Torrens Island sites, respectively. “We see a high value in batteries with the emergence of renewables given the need for firming infrastructure. There is a clear business case for batteries,” Brokhof said. “Decision on the Liddell battery has nothing to do with plans for the Liddell power station, this project could be built irrespective of the closure of the Liddell power station.”[Michael Mazengarb]More: AGL says batteries starting to compete with gas generators for peaking services Australia’s AGL Energy says battery storage can compete with gas peaker plantslast_img read more

Essay Contest Challenges Teens to End Bullying Against Kids With Autism

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island high school students are invited to enter an essay contest that aims to combat bullying against people with developmental disabilities.Students in grades 9 to 12 enrolled in public or private schools in Nassau or Suffolk counties as well as Queens are eligible to compete for the $4,000 first-place prize, $3,000 second-place award or $2,000 third-place winner.“I hope that this essay question will motivate more critical thinking, constructive ideas, and perhaps, solutions,” said Peter Klein, President of The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, which is organizing the contest in association with the nonprofit Life’s WORC/Family Center For Autism.The foundation Mr. Klein leads was created by the late Claire Friedlander, a Holocaust victim who immigrated from Nazi Germany to the United States. Life’s WORC was founded by Victoria Schneps-Yunis, co-publisher of the Long Island Press, which is also sponsoring the event along with the Queens Courier.The question that the essay contest poses is: Why autistic and developmentally disabled people become targets of bullies, and how can my school and community prevent it?The essays must be 400-500 words, submitted by the U.S. Postal Service, Fed Ex, or United Parcel Service postmarked by no later than May 3, 2018. Contact Tina Moreno at 516-741-9000 or Danny Frank at 212-279-1041 for details. Awards will be made at a presentation event at The Family Center For Autism by no later than June 1, 2018.Besides Klein, judges for this contest include Northville Industries Corp. CEO Dr. Gene Bernstein, Life’s WORC Executive Director Janet Koch and Kelly Mcmasters, Asst. Professor of English and Publishing Studies Director at Hofstra University.“Sadly, bullying and acts of thoughtless, irresponsible conduct targeting developmentally disabled and autistic people is at a point of crisis,” Klein said. “How can schools and communities help to bring about new social improvements and bring an end to this form of prejudice and intolerance?”last_img read more

Lending leaders and laggards

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The New York Fed’s quarterly release of consumer lending data received more attention than usual this cycle thanks to a certain milestone. For the first time, overall U.S. consumer debt of $12.7 trillion exceeded the previous high established in late 2008, just as the extent of the Great Recession was becoming apparent.Even at a high level, this statistic provides an opportunity to separate the “glass half full” types from the Negative Nellies. Does it mean our economy has finally recovered—or that we’ve simply created a new bubble for ourselves?Probably neither, although a closer look at the data could provide pockets of support for either argument. If you like numbers nearly as much as I do, I encourage you to download the New York Fed’s deck and easy-to-navigate spreadsheet, both of which contain plenty of worthwhile nuggets.Here’s my take on the high points.Of the six underlying consumer debt categories, four remain well off their highs while two have grown—and one of those is a doozy. continue reading »last_img read more

Prosecutor in Novel Baswedan’s acid attack trial dies of COVID-19

first_imgRobertino Fedrik Adhar Syaripuddin, a prosecutor who handled the trial over the acid attack against top antigraft investigator Novel Baswedan, died at Pondok Indah Hospital in South Jakarta on Monday after succumbing to COVID-19.The man, who also had diabetes, passed away at the age of 38.”It is true [that Fedrik has died of COVID-19],” Attorney General ST Burhanuddin confirmed on Monday afternoon. His body was later buried at Jombang Public Cemetery in Bintaro, South Tangerang, in accordance with COVID-19 protocol. Fedrik visited his hometown in Baturaja, South Sumatra, in late July before falling ill and receiving treatment in Jakarta. He stayed in the city for about 10 days with his wife and in-laws, tribunnews.com reported.The late prosecutor was previously in the spotlight for demanding a short prison term of one year for Chief Brig. Ronny Bugis and Brig. Rahmat Kadir Mahulette, two police officers implicated in the acid attack against Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) detective Novel.Based on the multiple charges pressed against the police officers under several articles of the Criminal Code, they could get a maximum sentence of 12 years.Ronny and Rahmat were finally sentenced to two years and 18 months in prison — heavier than the one-year sentence initially demanded by prosecutors.Both were found guilty of violating Article 353 of the Criminal Code on persecution causing serious injury or death, which carries a maximum sentence of nine years’ imprisonment upon conviction.The acid attack, which occurred in the early morning of 11 April, 2017, had completely blinded Novel in the left eye and left him with 50 percent vision in his right eye. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

Golden Ray Lightering Ops Continue, Divers Working to Secure Spill

first_imgSalvage workers have removed over 106,101 gallons of fuel from the capsized car carrier Golden Ray as of October 1, according to the United States Coast Guard.Following earlier reports of oil discharge, the St. Simons Sound Incident Unified Command (UC) deployed divers to locate and secure the source of the spill.Skimming vessels continued to recover oil from the water while survey teams monitor shoreline impacts.The officials added that the operations to lighter the vessel are ongoing. The UC has 14,700 feet of containment boom deployed to protect sensitive areas, while cleanup personnel and equipment “are strategically staged and ready to respond to any impacted shoreline.”“The Unified Command has maintained a posture to be able to rapidly respond to any discharges from the vessel, including by skimming, booming, and shoreline cleanup,” said Chris Graff of Gallagher Marine Systems.“We’re now using these preparations to implement a rapid and thorough cleanup of impacted areas.”Specialists continue to actively monitor air and water quality around the vessel, Jekyll Island, and St. Simons Island.“Department of Natural Resources and the entire Unified Command are deeply concerned by any pollution impacts. UC teams are on scene to respond to discharged oil and work quickly and safely to protect the St. Simons Sound,” Jed Hewitt, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, said.Image Courtesy: St. Simons Sound Responselast_img read more