Joe Marcinek Recruits Particle’s Steve Molitz & Freekbass For Midwest Run

first_imgThe Joe Marcinek Band has announced a brief run of Midwest tour dates that kick off in Columbus, OH on Wednesday, March 16 running through March 19, with stops scheduled for Evansville, IN,  Kalmazoo, MI and Neenah, WI. Marcinek, best known for his work with Fresh Hops and Terrapin Flyer, will be joined by Ropeadope recording artist Freekbass and Steve Molitz of Particle and Phil Lesh & Friends.The Joe Marcinek Band is a constantly evolving ensemble, embracing the super jam format to bring fans a blend of jazz and funk with a cerebral emphasis on groove and improvisation. Collaborations over the years have included appearances with Kris Myers (Umphreys McGee), Bernie Worrell, Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident / EOTO), Erik “Jesus” Coomes (Lettuce), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Mike Greenfield (Lotus) and Borham Lee (Break Science), just to name a few. Even more recently, the Joe Marcinek Band performed for former President Bill Clinton’s Clinton Global Initiative event at Chicago’s Field Museum.Check out more details for the Joe Marcinek Band’s Midwest run below. Tickets can be purchased through the band’s website here.Joe Marcinek Band Midwest Tour Dates3/16 Columbus, OH @ Scarlet & Grey Cafe3/17 Evansville, IN @ Lamasco Bar and Grill3/18 Kalamazoo, MI @ Papa Pete’s3/19 Neenah, WI @ Cranky Pat’slast_img read more

Kung Fu, Lespecial Throw Late Night Parties Post-Phish [Galleries]

first_imgLoad remaining images When Phish is at Madison Square Garden, there’s never any shortage of post-show fun. Last night, two truly funky bands in lespecial and Kung Fu threw down for some serious late night jammers. lespecial set up shop at DROM, while Kung Fu held it down at The Cutting Room! ‘Tis the season for late night raging, and both of these shows from the CEG Presents after party series were sure to be a great time!Check out photos from both events below, courtesy of Capacity Images.last_img read more

Music scholar, John Milton Ward, 94

first_imgJohn Milton Ward, Harvard’s William Powell Mason Professor of Music from 1961 to 1985, died quietly at home in Cambridge on Dec. 12. He was 94 years old.Ward joined the faculty of Harvard in 1955. Each undergraduate music concentrator took his chronological survey, while every graduate student in musicology took Music 200, which met once a week. Ward’s research interests were wide-ranging.  Initially a specialist in Renaissance music, Elizabethan music in general, and English popular and folk music from the 16th century to the present day, he eventually taught courses in film music and music in ritual. After he became increasingly involved with ethnomusicology, he taught several groundbreaking classes in the field. Materials related to this field were scarce in Harvard’s libraries, so he founded the Archive of World Music, which began with recordings from his collection. He also established the Charles Seeger Room, which contains all the ethnomusicological volumes in the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library.After Ward retired from Harvard, his long-standing fascination with opera, ballet, operetta, vaudeville, and social dance led him to form extensive new collections. He donated what he had gathered to the Harvard Theatre Collection of Houghton Library.Predeceased by his wife, Ruth Neils Ward, Ward is survived by his sister-in-law, Margaret Padelford, of Seattle, 11 nieces and nephews, and countless friends.last_img read more

From awareness to action

first_imgAnita Hill’s work isn’t done. In 1991, she started a national conversation about sexual harassment. Now, she says, it’s time for that conversation to move “beyond awareness to consequences” for harassment and gender violence.October 1991 was, of course, the month of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. When Hill, then a law professor at the University of Oklahoma, stepped forward to give testimony regarding Thomas’ behavior toward her as her boss at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, the result was an uproar. The all-white, all-male Judiciary Committee’s cross-examination of Hill made her an instant hero to feminists and civil rights activists, while others vilified her.At Harvard Law School’s (HLS) Wasserstein Hall on Wednesday, Hill, along with her legal adviser back then, Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree, and Nan Stein, senior research scientist at Wellesley’s Centers for Women, came together to view a screening of the 2013 documentary “Anita,” and to talk about what has changed since 1991 and what has not. The conversation and a follow-up question-and-answer session with audience members were moderated by former New York Times executive editor and current Harvard English Department lecturer Jill Abramson.Over the 80-minute conversation, the panelists discussed a variety of topics related to sexual harassment, including domestic abuse, sexual violence on college campuses, incest, male-on-male harassment, the #yesallwomen social media movement, and the current controversy surrounding the NFL’s attitude toward domestic violence among its players.“We didn’t know where the conversation was going” in 1991, said Hill. “But we have learned that we’re talking about a range of behavior. And at the root of that behavior is misogyny and violence.”Hill, on sabbatical from her position as a professor of law, social policy, and women’s studies at Brandeis University, said she is currently doing work related to the thousands of letters she has received since the hearings. Watching the hearings, she said, women were “finding their own voices … They had struggled for years and years and years, and, viewing the hearing, they had a focal point.” The hearings made clear, she said, that “This is what inequality looks like.”They also, she said, “allowed people to be very emotional about and very demonstrative about what harassment was like, how it felt, and why it was so terribly wrong.”“Anita,” by Academy Award-winning documentarian Freida Lee Mock, was a stark reminder that in 1991 there was no working vocabulary for the topic of sexual harassment. In the film, the senators fumble awkwardly, with Republicans trying to discredit Hill’s testimony, while Thomas cows Democrats with the assertion that he’s the victim of a “high-tech lynching.” Thomas eventually was confirmed to the high court.In one of the more touching moments in the film, Ogletree relates a late-night phone conversation he had with his then-12-year-old daughter during which she said, “Daddy, I believe Anita.”“It took me out of that room,” Ogletree said after the HLS discussion. “It made me see the hearing in another context — that of my family, of my community, the world.”Hill talked about various “entry points” in the evolving conversation about harassment, from the #yesallwomen movement to the video of NFL player Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée, and even the male-on-male harassment revealed in the culture of the NFL through its report on the Miami Dolphins.“We’re trying inch by inch to move forward,” said Hill. “But I don’t think we’ve really taken the time we need to have a thoughtful effort to move us beyond where we were in 1991. How do we put all of those pieces together, all of that conversation, and move forward? … How do we take the conversation beyond just talk? We are at a point of awareness, but being aware of a problem is not a solution.”last_img read more

His hobby? Making award-winning documentaries

first_img The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Rudy Hypolite is known among faculty in the Science Center as the go-to guy who records lectures and provides multimedia support for their courses.“He’s delightful and endlessly helpful,” said Professor Dan Lieberman. “I had no idea he was a filmmaker.”Indeed, the Trinidad-born Hypolite has been making documentary films for much of his adult life. His latest work, “This Ain’t Normal,” which was released in June to North American audiences, tells the story of young men involved in Boston gangs and the efforts to help them get the support they need to transform.“I grew up with gangs in Academy Homes, a low-income housing complex in Roxbury. You never on the news saw their backstories. It was just always negative,” said Hypolite, who spent two years following five young men around with digital cameras and his Kreateabuzz production team, including co-producer Dennis G. Wilson.,Hypolite has always kept his filmmaking separate from his work at Harvard, where he has been employed for 24 years. He takes time off in the summer for filming and edits at night and on weekends during the winter months.“Funding is tough,” he said. “Sometimes it’s out of pocket, or on the credit card. Lately it’s grants. But I’ve established myself as someone who can get things completed. We have an incredible team.”“This Ain’t Normal” was a natural progression of storytelling for Hypolite, who produced “PUSH: Madison vs. Madison” in 2012. “PUSH” told the poignant story of a troubled basketball team at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School that was a state championship contender, and their head coach and teacher, Wilson, who is trying to hold the whole thing together. The dramatic 2011 season, set against a backdrop of grinding poverty, family instability, and gun violence, won the Roxbury Film Festival award for best documentary and showed at the New York International Latino Film Festival.The success of “PUSH” — it played on ESPN Classic and PBS World Channel for three years — gave Hypolite affirmation that audiences wanted to see and hear from voices in ignored and neglected communities, which he had heard himself as a 14-year-old immigrant who began English High School in Boston in 1974, when desegregation was just beginning.,“It’s been a theme of my work to show the resiliency of a people, the resourcefulness of a people even given those types of institutional challenges.” — Rudy Hypolite,“Coming to Boston was a shock to me. School was pandemonium, and there were lots of fights between Blacks and whites. We would see on the news how young people of color were treated by white adults in South and East Boston,” he said.That Hypolite would eventually become a filmmaker seems nearly inevitable in many ways. His great-uncle, E.R. Braithwaite, had written “To Sir With Love,” the autobiographical novel that was the inspiration for the 1967 hit movie of the same name starring Sidney Poitier. Hypolite’s own passion for filmmaking was fueled watching Henry Hampton’s documentary series “Eyes on the Prize,” which premiered in 1987 and concluded in 1990. Still, as the first in his immediate family to attend college, he found life in his first year as a commuter student at Boston University “tough.”“The level of writing and analysis — I don’t think I was up to par. I had to work hard at night to keep up. In most classes I was the only person of color, but I wanted to show I belonged,” he said.After graduation, he joined Cambridge Community Television, an innovative environment in which he produced work that won an American Film Institute award for excellence in local television programs. But he wanted to try TV directing and moved to Los Angeles to work in post-production on “The Big Easy,” a USA Network show.“By that time I had a spouse and two daughters, and my family stayed here. I was working six days a week, 15 hours a day, and I couldn’t see doing my own productions. After a couple of years, I came back and reestablished myself to do documentary filmmaking,” he said.,He returned in 1996, joining the AV Department at Harvard to direct and produce documentary videos on campus life, research, and faculty and alumni profiles. He continued to work on his own documentaries on his own time. In 2010, he moved to the Science Center, joining the multimedia team as supervisor supporting FAS Sciences and Gen Ed high-profile lecture classes.His first documentary was about young Black women who had migrated from the South to work as domestics and had been exploited.“I have seen systemic racism — people who from growing up have not been able to realize their full potential,” Hypolite said. “It’s been a theme of my work to show the resiliency of a people, the resourcefulness of a people even given those types of institutional challenges.”For “This Ain’t Normal,” Hypolite, who now lives in Stoughton, intended to document a front-line worker at StreetSafe Boston, an antiviolence nonprofit that works with youth and young adults. But, once embedded in the organization, he found the young male gang members eager to tell their stories.“No one wants to know their story, not even their family members,” he said. “These young men were able to speak to what had transpired in their young lives. Jordan ‘Trey Deuce’ from St. Joseph’s [Crew], who has a young daughter” — Jordan tells the camera that he’s both a great father and a terrible one — “spoke so eloquently and exhibited a high level of intelligence about so many subjects, about how many people lost their lives in different cities, his anger, and his own internal battle between knowing the importance of education and liking having a reputation. He had no father in his life, his mom [was] a crack addict. He scored high on his SATs but had to drop out and work at an early age. I saw that in each of these young men.”,Hypolite depicts StreetSafe worker Leroy Peeples as a kind of Sisyphus-like character, facing a task both necessary and seemingly destined to fail.“What I do isn’t a job,” he says. “I have to make sure this kid doesn’t get killed. What is that!?”Hypolite spent months editing the 200 hours of footage with his production team, but he said having it debut at a moment of racial reckoning in this country has been powerful.“George Floyd just opened things up to a conversation people weren’t willing to have, and everything in this film speaks to that. I feel like it will contribute to the conversations we need to have,” he said. “The feedback we were getting humanizes these young men, and when that officer’s knee was on Mr. Floyd, he treated him as subhuman. If we want to make a change, we need to provide equitable services to have productive citizens who will contribute.” “This Ain’t Normal” is available to rent or purchase on several video streaming services.last_img read more

Jamestown High School To Resume Some In-person Instruction Next Month

first_imgJHS Stock ImageJAMESTOWN – Jamestown High School will soon be transitioning back to in-person instruction.Subject to guidance from New York State and the Chautauqua County Health Department, the district plans to reopen the building in two weeks on Monday, December 7.Students will be attending in two cohorts, with the red cohort attending class in-person on Monday morning and the green cohort on Tuesday morning.Then both groups will continue virtual learning until the week of December 14, when the red cohort will attend in the mornings on Monday and Wednesday, and the green cohort will attend on Tuesday and Thursday. All afternoons and Fridays will continue as scheduled for remote learning for all 10 through 12 graders. Ninth graders will continue with their normal weekly schedule.Officials say students who chose full-time distance learning in September will continue learning at home.“We know how important it is to our students and families to return to in-person instruction,” said JHS Principal Dana Wiliams. “We feel confident that our health and safety protocols are ready for our students to return. We know our students need the school community not only academically, but also for social and emotional reasons too.”Williams says by bringing these grade levels back from Thanksgiving to the Winter Recess, they will watch how everything progresses and adjust accordingly if needed.“Please remember, our plans must remain flexible as they are based on guidance from New York State and the Chautauqua County Department of Health,” furthered Williams.JHS families and students will receive more detailed information, including cohorts, directly from the school. For more information, visit jpsny.org/JHS. 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

UPL Actions

first_imgThe Florida Supreme Court recently issued seven court orders permanently prohibiting 15 persons and/or corporations from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law.The following entities are prohibited from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law: Robbin Slaton, Tampa, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a May 5 court order. Slaton allegedly provided legal assistance to others in family law matters and held herself out to the public as being able to provide specific legal services. (Case no. SC02-944) Isaac Pineiro, a/k/a Isaiah Pineiro, individually and d/b/a Tax & Legal Services, Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a May 20 court order. Pineiro allegedly held himself out as an attorney and provided legal assistance in immigration matters. (Case no. SC02-2715) Alan S. Tifford, individually and d/b/a Attorneys’ Title Services, Inc. of Dade County, Ft. Lauderdale, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a May 22 court order based on a stipulated injunction. Tifford allegedly held himself out as an attorney and represented individuals in real estate and corporate matters. (Case no. SC02-2116) Leon McClung, Donna Esposito, Tony Pena, individually and d/b/a Federated Mortgage Arbitration Group, Ft. Lauderdale, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a May 22 court order based on a stipulated injunction. It was alleged that respondents provided legal assistance to individuals who were defendants in mortgage foreclosure lawsuits. (Case no. SC01-2612) Donna Ades, Delray Beach, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a June 12 court order based on a stipulated injunction. Ades allegedly held herself out as an attorney and provided legal assistance in a family law and bankruptcy matter. (Case no. SC03-829) Fernando Pettineroli, individually and Miami Consulting, LLC, Miami, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following an August 21 court order based on a stipulated injunction. Pettineroli allegedly held himself out as an attorney and as able to assist in immigration matters. (Case no. SC03-1080) Hispanic American Alliance, Yolanda Beltran-Halstead, and Lee Halstead, Aventura, permanently enjoined from engaging in the unlicensed practice of law following a September 11 court order based on a stipulated injunction. Respondents allegedly provided personal legal assistance in immigration matters. (Case no. SC03-939) Court orders are not final until time expires to file a rehearing motion and, if filed, determined. UPL Actions January 15, 2004 Regular Newscenter_img UPL Actionslast_img read more

Cazenove lands £34m mandate after charities’ ‘ESG investing Olympics’

first_imgCazenove Capital, the wealth management arm of Schroders, has been awarded a combined £33.5m (€36.6m) investment mandate from three charities that earlier this year held what they billed as the “ESG investing Olympics”.The competition was a first-of-its-kind open tender, with the charities telling would-be investment managers to “impress us” on social and environmental integration and impact.With Cazenove emerging as the winner, Friends Provident Foundation, the Joffe Charitable Trust, and the Blagrave Trust will become cornerstone investors in a new best-in-class multi-asset sustainability fund to be launched in December.Sixty proposals were received from a wide range of managers, with five invited to present to an auditorium of mission-led investors in March. In a statement, Friends Provident Foundation said the proposals were assessed for intentional social and environmental impact, high standards of ESG integration covering exclusion, engagement and its escalation, voting record, in-house expertise, and impact reporting.“Our trustees were torn between choosing an ‘evolving incumbent’ or a ‘new disruptor’ and decided on the former,” said Colin Baines, investment engagement manager at the foundation.“We were impressed with Cazenove’s proposal, which meets our new, challenging, investment policies, was well received by attendees in March, and offers the potential to achieve scale and influence the wider market.”Kate Rogers, co-head of charities at Cazenove, said: “The ESG ’investing olympics’ set an amazing example of collaboration and transparency, breaking new ground in sustainable investing.“We look forward to continuing in this spirit, working with the charities to use their investments for good and developing best practice in impact investing.”She said the upcoming new fund had a clear intention to generate both a competitive financial return and a positive impact on “people and the planet”.One of the reasons why the charities took the approach to manager selection they did was to “send a market signal regarding asset owner demand for investment with purpose and expectations for ESG integration and impact”.According to Friends Provident’s statement, the runner-up was EQ Investors. It said the charities also recognising its strengths and commended “their ‘best in class’ credentials as a boutique impact manager and ‘new disruptor’”.The foundation said that analysing the 60 proposals showed that fossil fuel divestment was becoming commonplace, integration of ‘S’ issues in stock selection as comparatively less developed, and policy and practice on shareholder engagement escalation were weak.The foundation will cover these trends and market gaps in more depth in a report scheduled for the autumn.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.last_img read more

Georgia Drops Demands for Pastor to Hand Over Bible and Sermons, Now Wants Minister Credentials, Salary

first_imgChristian Post 2 November 2016Family First Comment: A disturbing example of how you could be treated if you believe in traditional marriage as one man one woman“The petition backed leading health expert Dr. Eric Walsh, who was previously appointed to President Obama’s Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDs, though that employment offer was rescinded after officials looked into his views on marriage.”Watch this space!After nearly 40,000 people signed a petition to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal protesting against demands that a Seventh-day Adventist lay minister hand over his Bible and sermons, state officials have backed off to an extent, but are still making intrusive requests toward the pastor, according to the Family Research Council which started the petition.The petition backed leading health expert Dr. Eric Walsh, who was previously appointed to President Obama’s Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDs, though that employment offer was rescinded after officials looked into his views on marriage.The state of Georgia filed a Request for Production of Documents, which asked Walsh for copies of sermons and all material relating to his service as a pastor, but the doctor said that the government does not have the right to take his sermons.FRC wrote in a Facebook update on Tuesday: “After a public outcry, the state attorney general’s office withdrew its request for his sermons. However, the AG is still demanding that Dr. Walsh turn over a number of things which should be off-limits.“While withdrawing the request for sermons is a welcome development, Governor Deal and the state of Georgia need to fix the wrong done to Dr. Walsh that led to this lawsuit in the first place.”An FRC blog said that Walsh is still being asked to provide his credentials as minister; proof that he has served with the Seventh-day Adventist denomination; all contracts he has ever had with the Church; and details on how much he has been compensated for his sermons.“Such intrusive government overreach is completely unacceptable. Our freedoms don’t permit the state to assess a minister’s credentials. The government may not inquire into discussions and agreements between a religious denomination and its leader,” FRC wrote in response to the latest development.READ MORE: http://www.christianpost.com/news/georgia-drops-demands-for-pastor-hand-over-bible-sermons-now-wants-minister-credentials-salary-171256/last_img read more

Osimhen: Why I turned down Arsenal as a teen

first_imgLille striker, Victor Osimhen, has admitted that he turned down Arsenal when Arsene Wenger was in charge. The 21-year-old first came to Europe in January 2016 when he joined Wolfsburg off the back of an impressive Under 17 World Cup. “I spoke with Arsene Wenger after the tournament ended and he wanted me to come to Arsenal,” he told the Independent. “I had a lot of options. Barcelona, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and the rest.Advertisement “Arsenal was a good option but it wasn’t the best at the time. I wanted to start playing as soon as I turned 18. “I wanted to go to a place where I had time to invest in my game and improve physically. Wolfsburg showed me that possibility.” read also:Osimhen dreams Premier League move, consults Ighalo Meanwhile, Ogu last played for the Super Eagles back in July 2019 and was also omitted from Gernot Rohr’s 24 man squad scheduled to take on Sierra Leone for the 2021 African cup of Nations qualifiers, before it was postponed due to coronavirus outbreak. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy AboutPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth Loading… last_img read more