Watch Umphrey’s, Pigeons, Revivalists, Turkuaz, & Aqueous Members Perform As Everyone Orchestra

first_imgMusic conductor Matt Butler led an all-star band under the moniker Everyone Orchestra during the late-night portion of the Major Rager Music Festival in Augusta, Georgia, over the weekend. For this edition of Everyone Orchestra, Matt Butler was joined by a cast of stellar musicians, including of Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Jeremy Schon (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong), George Gekas (The Revivalists), Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), David Loss (Aqueous), and Mike Quinn. Though the main show took place down the street from the outdoor portion of the day-long festival, the funky vibe created by the earlier acts carried on, at least in spirit, during the late-night jam.Butler picks and chooses players with a keen eye for compatibility and improvisational skill, helping shape the musicians’ disparate musical energies and focusing and fusing them into something wholly new. He weaves and winds his way through the semi-circle of musicians he faces, keeping everyone involved while allowing jams to develop naturally. The fact that he does this with a new cast each night makes his shows even more impressive. You may never know what you’re going to hear at an Everyone Orchestra show, but you know it will be original, dramatic, and fun.Friday’s show got going around 12:30 as the room filled up with post-Rager folks eager for more. With Dave Loss and Jeremy Schon on guitar, there was a solid foundation of players with licks for days to take the lead. The rhythm section of Kris Myers on drums and George Gekas on bass proved themselves capable of forming a pocket and sauntering out of it at will. Craig Brodhead leaned more on his keyboard skills during the Major Rager set, while his Turkuaz bandmate, Shira Elias, proved more than capable of lyrical inspiration at any given moment. And as Mike Quinn blew his horn over the top of this mass of musicianship, Matt Butler deftly used hand signals and a dry-erase board to steer the ship to new sonic shores.You can watch the first three movements from Everyone Orchestra’s late-night set during the Major Rager below. We have more coverage from the Augusta, Georgia festival coming soon, but for now, you can also check out videos from the spectacular Dumpstaphunk opening set here.last_img read more

Tupac Shakur Musical Holler If Ya Hear Me Begins Performances

first_imgLet’s start! Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new musical inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur, begins Broadway performances on June 2 at the Palace Theatre. Tony winner Tonya Pinkins, award-winning slam poet Saul Williams and Christopher Jackson star in the tuner under the direction of Kenny Leon. Opening night is set for June 19. Related Shows Holler If Ya Hear Me Holler If Ya Hear Me features choreography by Tony winner Wayne Cilento, musical supervision by Daryl Waters, set design by Edward Pierce, projections by Zachary G. Borovay, costume design by Reggie Ray, lighting design by Mike Baldassari and sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge. View Commentscenter_img Featuring the music of the late rapper and written by Todd Kreidler, Holler If Ya Hear Me is an original story set in the present day on the inner-city streets of a Midwestern industrial city. The musical follows two childhood friends and their extended families as they struggle to reconcile the challenges and realities of their daily lives with their hopes, dreams and ambitions. Additional cast members include Saycon Sengbloh, Ben Thompson, Tony nominee John Earl Jelks, Joshua Boone, Dyllon Burnside, Tracee Beazer, Afi Bijou, Mel Charlot, Carrie Compere, Otis Cotton, Ryan Davis, Brandon Gill, Ariana Groover, F. Michael Haynie, Jared Joseph, Jahi Kearse, Muata Langley, Candace Maxwell, Valentine Norton, Christina Sajous, Charlene Smith, Jaime Lincoln Smith, Donald Webber Jr. and Joaquina Kalukango. Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014last_img read more

Kevin De Bruyne: Kyle Walker will take Roy Keane’s criticism on the chin | Football News

first_img“Obviously when you compare every position it’s different. You can’t compare the work that Kyle does to, for instance, Trent (Alexander-Arnold) at Liverpool.“Trent is the more offensive player and Kyle has to play a different role for us, but he does it really well and there’s a reason why he’s playing all these years at this level for all these teams. It means he’s been really good. “Okay, what Roy Keane says… he’s a different man and everybody knows that. But, okay, it’s his opinion and he’ll take it on the chin. He’s going to be fine with it.”De Bruyne is looking to get the better of Walker on Sunday, when Belgium will attempt to avenge October’s 2-1 loss to England at Wembley. Sunday 15th November 7:00pm – Advertisement – An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at our Super Sunday coverage of Manchester City v Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium Kick off 7:45pm 5:02 “I had a scan two days before but it was not a lot of info that we could see because it was too close after the training,” De Bruyne said.“That scan said that it could be ok, but then the scan I took two days after England showed that I had multiple minor injuries.“You know, that’s the decision we took here with Belgium and it was my decision. It didn’t make it any worse but I don’t think the picture that we could see at that moment was clear enough to know exactly what the injury was at the time.” 0:52 “He’s never injured, he plays all the time. He’s reliable and he’s a really good defender. I think the job that he does is a really good job. Saturday 21st November 5:00pm Roy Keane criticised Kyle Walker’s defending after he gave away a penalty in Man City’s match against Liverpool England need to win to keep their hopes of topping Group A2 alive, with their absentee-hit defence facing a star-studded Belgian side boasting a fully-fit De Bruyne.The 29-year-old admits he played through pain in that Wembley defeat, before going on to miss City’s matches against Arsenal and Porto through injury. – Advertisement – Matchday+ Part One Kick off 5:30pm Walker gave away a costly penalty for a foul on Sadio Mane, which led the former Manchester United captain Keane to criticise the player.England boss Gareth Southgate hit out at that “personal criticism” and City team-mate De Bruyne stuck up for Walker ahead of facing him with Belgium in the Nations League on Sunday.“I think from the moment that Kyle came to the team, he’s been one of the most consistent performers with us,” De Bruyne said.- Advertisement – Kevin De Bruyne has defended Kyle Walker after his Manchester City team-mate was labelled an “idiot” by Roy Keane after conceding a penalty against Liverpool.The 30-year-old has been in fine form for Pep Guardiola’s side this season, but the full-back was criticised by Keane for his performance in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Ten reasons why everyone wants a piece of property

first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

Police telegram urges control over protests against controversial jobs bill

first_imgThe National Police have issued a telegram urging every regional police department to participate in the effort to maintain control over any protests surrounding the final deliberation of the controversial omnibus bill on job creation.The telegram, issued on Friday under the name of National Police chief Gen. Idham Azis, lists a number of instructions on the monitoring of dissent, including by carrying out “cyber patrols” on social media and “media management” to propagate negative sentiment regarding workers’ strikes and public protests in a bid to discourage public support and participation.“Create a counter-narrative against issues that discredit the government,” said one of the provisions of the telegram, a copy of which made the rounds on social media on Monday. “As chief Idham has said, public safety constitutes the highest law amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”Although the right to publicly voice one’s aspirations is guaranteed under the 1998 Law on freedom of speech, Argo said public activities such as mass protests would most likely attract large crowds and increase the risk of virus transmission among the public.“Therefore, the National Police prohibit demonstrations or any activities that could attract crowds, in order to curb the spread of COVID-19,” Argo said.In regard to the cyber patrols, he said such an initiative was crucial to prevent the spread of disinformation.Social media users have raised concerns over state authoritarianism as the digital copy of the telegram has made the rounds on various platforms, with many expressing fears for their right to voice their opinion on the controversy.As of the time of writing, the hashtag #BatalkanOmnibusLaw (cancel the omnibus law) was trending on Twitter.Read also: Govt expects omnibus bill to improve foreign investment, economic growth in 2021In response to the latest turn of events, the head of the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation’s (YLBHI) advocacy division, M. Isnur, called on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Idham to respect the 1945 Constitution, which guarantees free speech.He pointed to the police’s hypocrisy in using the pretext of the current health crisis to prevent mass protests against the bill, while also being lenient toward crowds in public spaces, such as offices.“The police have never charged any business owners or state officials who still require their employees to work at the office under Article 93 of the Quarantine Law,” Isnur said in a statement as quoted by kompas.com.Labor unions and civil rights groups across the country have pledged to stage large-scale protests and strikes from Monday to Thursday to voice their opposition to the contentious omnibus bill on job creation after lawmakers and the government agreed on Sunday to pass the bill into law.The House of Representatives plans to pass the bill in Monday’s plenary session.Topics : Furthermore, the police have also called for early intelligence gathering to detect opposition within labor groups and the general public to prevent mass protests, claiming that such events could lead to “anarchy” and “social conflicts” in regions across the country.National Police spokesperson Argo Yuwono confirmed the authenticity of the internal document, saying that it was issued with the people’s best interests in mind, given the inherent health risks of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Read also: Jakarta braces for large protests as House rushes jobs bill to final stage“Yes, the telegram [was issued],” Argo said in a written statement published on the National Police’s official website on Monday.last_img read more

Renovator’s delight snapped up by keen neighbour

first_imgThe home at 3 Grant St, Redcliffe.A CHARACTER home with water views sold under the hammer in Redcliffe last Saturday after strong interest from buyers. Marketing agent Andrew Campbell of Ray White Redcliffe said 3 Grant St, a deceased estate, sold for $546,000 to a keen neighbour. “I believe they have future development in mind for the property,” he said. The auction attracted nine registered bidders with four actively taking part. “The opening bid was $470,000 and we had two (buyers) bidding up to $520,000 and then the home was declared on the market,” Mr Campbell said. “Two more bidders came in at that point and bidding continued right up to $546,000.” More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Mr Campbell said there was fantastic interest in the three-bedroom character home in the lead up to the auction. “We has over 60 groups through in total,” he said. “Location more than anything was driving interest.” The local agent said the Redcliffe market was performing well. “Buyer inquiry is still strong and, though it’s not as strong as it was earlier in the year, we haven’t seen the cool down we usually see in winter,” he said. “We’ve had units and houses in the higher brackets moving just as well as properties in the mid ranges. “We’re also seeing more owner-occupiers than investors, though the tightening up of banks on investor lending has played into that.last_img read more

Southport mansion’s record price tag slashed

first_imgAnd a tennis court.It underwent a million-dollar makeover in 2009 to reflect its blue-chip position.“My favourite room is the kitchen, I extended it and doubled it in size,” Ms Jeanes told the Gold Coast Bulletin when the property was listed. “I look out over an almost 360-degree water view. I love to entertain.”The last property sale on the river strip was almost $10 million in 2013, when a house which at one point wore a $20 million price tag, sold at the hands of receivers. The Winchester St property has the riverfront The Southport School as its southern neighbour.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt has now been listed for $9.950 million.The European-inspired property has been owned by property entrepreneur Bea Jeanes for almost four decades and features a bespoke grand staircase, gourmet kitchen, terraces, pool and tennis court with northeast river and skyline views. 1 Winchester St, Southport School has had its multimillion-dollar price tag slashed.A SOUTHPORT mansion that was listed for a record-setting price has had its price tag slashed by almost $2 million. The Winchester Street property hit the market at $11.5 million in December, 2017, offering buyers with millions to spend the first chance to enter the exclusive strip of 12 riverfront homes since 2013. It underwent a million-dollar renovation. The property has a pool complete with diving board.last_img read more

Aklan exhibit features ‘Sari Likha, Lezo pottery’

first_imgAside from Sari Likha paintings, theLezo pottery will also be displayed at the lobby of the provincial capitolhere.    “I will continue to inspire people wholove arts and to impart my knowledge to every Aklanon,” he said. Perucho has a Fine Arts degree fromFEATI University in Manila. He played a major role in enhancing the artistictalents and creativity of aspiring art students and enthusiasts with workshopsand classes in this province. Aside from “Sari Likha” paintings, the Lezo pottery will also be on display at the lobby of the provincial capitol in Kalibo, Aklan. AKEAN FORUM “I just want to show to all artenthusiasts that we could also express our craft through this art,” Peruchosaid, adding it inspired him to paint local sceneries and cultural heritage oncanvass painting but hand painting in gowns and barongs is different. center_img The exhibit showcases inspired piecesembellished with hand paintings of multi-colored flowers, leaves, birds, andbamboos from artist Mario Perucho Jr.  KALIBO, Aklan – Following thesuccessful run of the “Ruins + Heritage” photo exhibit here, the Aklan Cultureand Arts Foundation, Incorporated (Acafi)and the provincial government have mounted the “Sari Likha” to promote thelocal art works of the province.     Driven by creative and heritage ideas,the exhibit was put together by ACAFI and the provincial government to preserveits unique culture.(With a report from AkeanForum/PN)last_img read more

Bulldogs Harriers Participate At Ben Davis Invitational

first_imgIt was a pretty perfect morning for a cross county meet on Saturday and Batesville got to compete at the 25 team Ben Davis Invitational in Indianapolis. It was a beautiful morning and the Bulldogs took advantage of not only the weather, but being able to complete against some big schools with tons of competition. Batesville ended the morning with 17 runners racing a personal record and many dropping their time by over 30 seconds. Although overall it may not seem to many that the Bulldogs performed well placing 13th(boys) and 14th(girls) overall, but this was not a meet that was divided into divisions or classes. It was a straight up meet of 25 teams with more than half of the schools we competed against were 5A schools. The varsity races had over 160 runners in each race, where the JV races were over 300 runners. Top runners for the Bulldogs in the boys varsity race with all seven of them running a personal best time was: Adam Moster (16:58-37th), Joshua Myers (17:14-49th), Dillon Murray (17:39-67th), Chris Laymon (17:47-76th), John Thompson (18:34-107th), Nathan Eckstein (18:38-108th) and Charlie Laymon (18:41-110th). The girls didn’t have all seven run an overall personal best, but most was their best time of the season. Those running for Batesville in the varsity race were Liz Loichinger (19:50-PR-25th), Haylee Harymeyer (20:11-PR-37th), Emma Gausman (20:20-46th), Audrey Maupin (21:31-PR-99th), Trysta Vierling (22:07-PR-115th), Audrey Weigel (22:25-125th) and Cheyenne Laker (23:41-144th).Again the JV races had well over 300 runners in each of the races and the boys placed 14th as the girls place 15th. Top runners for the boys in this race were: Luke Esser (19:02-PR), Garrett Wagner (19:11-PR), Adam Hollowell (19:56-PR), Kaleb McBeath (20:47) and finishing out the top 5, Nathan Vallani (21:14-PR) Also running a personal best in the boys JV race was Luke Nuhring.In the girls JV race, they placed 15th and only had 5 girls to run it, so all 5 were vital in scoring for the Bulldogs. Leading the girls JV race for Batesville and running a personal best was Lexie Huber (23:15), she was followed by Ava Ralston, Carly Fitzpatrick, Kate Poltrack (running a personal best) and our fifth girl, Hannah Canady.Batesville will travel to Jennings County on Tuesday for their Invitational-ready to run against some tough competition again. Good Luck Dogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

Napoli confirm Benitez appointment

first_img Press Association The Spaniard completed his Blues reign with two defeats to Manchester City in the United States last week and Napoli were quick to acquire his services as the replacement for Walter Mazzarri, who has moved to Inter Milan. “Rafa Benitez is the new coach of Napoli,” read a statement on Napoli’s official website on Monday night. “The agreement was signed today in London. SSC Napoli is happy to welcome a coach so prestigious in their own family. A welcome also to his collaborators.” Napoli have confirmed the appointment of former Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez as their new manager.center_img The news was first broken by club president Aurelio de Laurentiis, who announced the signing on his verified Twitter feed. De Laurentiis posted a picture of himself shaking hands with Benitez, and wrote: “Rafa Benitez is the new coach of Napoli. A great man with international experience. A leader.” The appointment ends the mounting speculation over the 53-year-old’s future after he was linked with the vacancies at Real Madrid and Stoke. Mazzarri resigned from the Serie A runners-up last Sunday night and was confirmed as the new Inter Milan coach on Friday. The Italian guided Napoli to the Coppa Italia in 2012 and their second-placed finish this term in Serie A is their best league placing since they won the Scudetto in 1990. This is not the first time Benitez has followed a successful manager in Italy. He moved to the San Siro the summer after Jose Mourinho had guided Inter to the Champions League and will be met with lofty expectations in Naples. His first job will be attempting to keep hold of star player Edinson Cavani, who has been heavily linked with a move away from Italy this summer. Benitez led Chelsea to Europa League glory and a third-placed finish in the Barclays Premier League this season after replacing Roberto Di Matteo in November. Benitez’s won the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005 and this month’s Europa League triumph followed success in its predecessor, the UEFA Cup, with Valencia in 2004 before his move to Anfield. The 53-year-old also won the Primera Division twice with Los Che and has won the English and Italian domestic cups with the Reds and Inter. last_img read more