Watch Aaron Neville, Eric Krasno, & The Shady Horns Perform On The Today Show

first_imgThis morning, beloved New Orleans soul icon Aaron Neville performed on the fourth hour of The Today Show, and he brought some very special guests to play with him. Performing Neville’s new track “Hard to Believe”, album producer Eric Krasno joined the singer on guitar, while Eric “Benny” Bloom and Ryan Zoidis–aka the Shady Horns–also tagged along to make up the singer’s horn section.Neville showcased his smooth-as-butter vocals against the funky, bouncing music created by his ace band. The track was a selection from Neville’s recently released Apache album (read the review here), easily one of the most soulful records of 2016. At age 75, Aaron Neville is just unstoppable!The performance itself is a memorable one, as Krasno takes a slick solo towards the end, and the Shady Horns look as cool as ever under the television studio lights. Watch the magic yourself, and enjoy this soulful music by some of our favorite artists!last_img read more

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Dead & Company Shares Pro-Shot Video Of “Man Smart, Women Smarter” From Fall 2017 MSG Performance [Watch]

first_imgDead & Company continues to build momentum ahead of their upcoming summer tour by gradually sharing official audio and video footage from the band’s 2017 fall and 2018 winter tours. So far, the band has released pro-shot videos of “Deep Elem Blues”, “If I Had The World to Give“, “Eyes Of The World“, “Iko Iko“, “Greatest Story Ever Told“, and “Shakedown Street“.Dead & Company’s latest release from their video vault rollout shared on Thursday features the band’s performance of King Radio‘s “Man Smart, Women Smarter”, played during the second show of their fall 2017 tour at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on November 14th, 2017.The performance of the King Radio tune that evening was, at that point, just the band’s second time ever playing the song live, and acted as the closing song of the first set following “Tennessee Jed” and “Bird Song”. The 7:35-minute performance of the lively song featured Bob Weir on lead vocal duties, and was highlighted by some wonderful solo interplay between guitarist John Mayer and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. Fans can watch the video below to hear/see the 2017 performance in full.Dead & Company – “Man Smart, Women Smarter” – 11/14/2017[Video: Dead & Company]As per custom with the rollout of live video and audio, Tales From The Golden Road co-host Gary Lambert added his thoughts on the performance with liner notes which read:This battle-of-the-sexes tale, written by the Trinidadian singer/songwriter Norman Span (aka “King Radio”), first reached a larger audience courtesy of Harry Belafonte, whose crossover success launched a Calypso craze in the U.S. in the 1950s (others may remember the song as rendered by the Ricardos and Mertzes on an episode of “I Love Lucy” not long after the Belafonte record hit it big). The Grateful Dead started performing the tune in the early 80s, transporting it stylistically from the Caribbean to the Crescent City by infusing it with that distinctive Mardi Gras mambo feel.The band’s 2019 summer tour is scheduled to start with a pair of shows in Mountain View, CA on May 31st & June 1st. Fans can click here for ticket info.last_img read more

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Lyons Sponsors Campout on the Quad

first_imgLyons Hall will host Campout on the Quad from 8 p.m. tonight until 8 a.m. Saturday, giving students the opportunity to spent a night under the stars for a good cause. Proceeds from the event will be donated to World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization that will use the money to supply mosquito netting to nations where malaria is a leading cause of death. “I’m looking forward to seeing how people react,” Lyons president Catherine Gillespie said. “This is different than anything I’ve seen on campus.” Gillespie, a sophomore, said the event will feature speakers including Aanuoluwa Adelani, a biology graduate student, who will tell her story of how malaria personally affected her life. Souvik Bhattacharjee, a research assistant professor in biology, will discuss malaria science and research, while Sam Rund, a graduate student in biology, will talk about World Vision and how the proceeds from the event will be used. “The suggested donation of $6 covers the cost of one of the malaria tents given out by World Vision,” Gillespie said. Sophomore Laurel Fischer of Lyons suggested the idea for the event to Lyons Hall Council in April. Fischer said she heard about a similar event at another school and wanted to do something similar at Notre Dame. “We got a lot of positive feedback, so we decided to try to make it a reality,” Gillespie said. World Vision is composed of different sectors, and the money raised from the event will go directly to the End Malaria campaign, which distributes mosquito netting and funds research for testing. “Malaria is one of the leading causes of death for children under five in the developing world, responsible for nearly 2,000 child deaths a day, or one every 40 seconds,” the organization’s website said. “Transmitted by a mosquito, this disease kills an estimated 860,000 people each year. An estimated 85 are children.” Gillespie said World Vision pays for the netting up front, instead of waiting for donations to come through before acting. The donations help pay for charity already underway. Gillespie said the charity was selected because of its Christian humanitarian message. “The event is something anyone can come to — so come by and donate,” Fischer said. “You don’t have to stay overnight if you don’t want to.” There will be events for participants, including a showing of the film “Heavyweights” at midnight, as well as the sale of glow-in-the-dark T-shirts.    “It’s going to a good cause, but you don’t have to feel like you’re getting weighed down by the seriousness of the issue,” Gillespie said. “Come out and have fun.” Fischer said that overall, coordinators of the event want students to come and support the cause in any capacity they can.  “Feel free to come and go as you please,” Fischer said. “It’s very flexible. We just would be happy for people to stop by. We want everyone on campus to stop by.”last_img read more

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Cirque du Soleil director brings spectacle to ‘The Tempest’

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Matt Cashore Nick Sandys, who plays the magician Prospero in NDSF’s production of “The Tempest,” leads the cast in a scene during a performance. The show runs through Aug. 28 at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.“I’m always looking for ways to create productions and to take what I’ve learned from other shows and bring it back to a world where you don’t normally get that type of artistry,” he said. “I thought it’d be interesting for ‘The Tempest,’ because it’s set on a magical island, to let that magic really be evoked using acrobatics and more circus techniques.”The production is put on by NDSF’s Professional Company. Hyler said nine of the 21 actors are professionals; the rest of the cast is rounded out with members of NDSF’s Young Company, who Hyler has worked with for the past two years. One of the actors, Sarah Scanlon, plays Ariel, a spirit of the sky who’s forced to work for the magician Prospero, played by Nick Sandys. “We have [Scanlon] on trapeze for the entire show,” Hyler said. “We represent her enslavement by having her on the trapeze, and it’s only when she’s free from his power she can come down.” In addition to the trapeze artist, “The Tempest” features clowns, acrobatics, live original music played by the cast and the work of “air sculptor” Daniel Wurtzel. “[Wurtzel] came in to create these effects that would let us show the power our magician has over the air,” Hyler said. “What Daniel’s done is he harnesses the power of wind through an arrangement of fans and, through the directionality of them, he can kind of control where the air goes.“He’s able to levitate objects, actually sculpt objects in the air. He came in to create these big spectacles where there’s a big storm that wrecks a boat or Prospero calls down these spirits from the air … and he traps all of his enemies in this enchantment.”Wurtzel’s work in “air sculpture” has been featured in productions and museums, as well as at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.After a year and a half of pre-production, Hyler said production rehearsals lasted for “only” four weeks.“I didn’t introduce any sort of acrobatic or musical skills to people,” he said. “Sarah Scanlon, who’s in the trapeze, she’s been doing this for a very long time. You’re drawing on skills that people have been perfecting over a lifetime.” Despite all the spectacle apparent in the production, Hyler said the performance is more than just beautiful circus display.“This is ‘The Tempest,’ and it’s not really cut,” he said. “I’ve made some adjustments, but it’s two hours of content. All the language of Shakespeare is in it; it’s Shakespeare. There’s just enough spectacle and wonder inside of the show that their eyes and imaginations become engaged and that’s really rewarding. If you do something right, you can keep the attention of an entire audience.” The show runs until Aug. 28, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All performances are at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $10 to $40 and are available at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center ticket office. Guests under 18 can get in free with the purchase of a regular-priced adult ticket. “It does feel as though it’s a modern circus, but it’s deeply rooted in the text,” Hyler said. “It’s a true hybrid; if you’re a Shakespeare purist, I think you’re going to love it. If you’ve never seen Shakespeare and you’re bringing your kids or your grandparents, I think they’re going to be awed by the spectacle of it and the acrobatics of it.” Tags: debartolo performing arts center, notre dame shakespeare festival, the tempest Shipwreck, salvation and the sea are swept into a spectacular in the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s (NDSF) “Cirque du Shakespeare” performance of “The Tempest.” Director West Hyler has directed Cirque du Soleil, as well as Shakespearean dramas, musicals, Broadway productions and circuses around the world.last_img read more

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Tickets Now Available for The Underclassman Off-Broadway

first_img The cast of The Underclassman features Matt Dengler, Piper Goodeve, Jessica Grové, Billy Hepfinger, Marrick Smith, Jordan Bondurant, Elizabeth Burton, Jason Edward Cook, Ian Fairlee, Matt Gibson, Holland Grossman, Christopher Herr, Adam Machart, Jeremy Morse, CJ Pawlikowski, Davey Rosenberg, Michael Romeo Ruocco, Liz Shivener and Whitney Winfield. The Underclassman Set in 1915, The Underclassman follows a young F. Scott Fitzgerald as he is swept into the Ivy League hierarchy and Princeton Triangle Club antics. His romance with the elusive debutante Ginevra King inspires what will become one of the most noted novels of American literature. The musical features choreography by Christine O’Grady. Tickets are now on sale for Prospect Theater Company’s The Underclassman off-Broadway, directed by Cara Reichel. The new musical, inspired by the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald, features music and lyrics by Peter Mills and a book by Mills and Reichel. Performances begin on November 9 at The Duke on 42nd Street. Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 30, 2014last_img read more

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Vermont Business Roundtable economic forecast is slow and steady for remainder of 2011

first_img1. How do you expect your company’s sales to change in the next six months? SalesINCREASENO CHANGEDECREASEQ1 200483%13%4%Q2 200480%15%4%Q3 200471%25%4%Q4 200477%22%1%Q1 200578%19%3%Q2 200575%23%2%Q3 200574%24%2%Q4 200572%24%4%Q1 200678%20%2%Q2 200678%22%0%Q3 200669%25%6%Q4 200673%23%4%Q3 200851%35%14%Q4 200827%46%27%Q1 200933%30%37%Q2 200941%31%28%Q3 200934%49%17%Q1 201063%19%18%Q2 201069%24%7%Q3 201059%35%6%Q4 201071%23%6%Q1 201173%19%8%Q2 201161%34%5%Point change from Q1/11 to Q2/11-815-3Totals may not equal 100 due to rounding. 2. How do you expect your company’s capital spending to change in the next six months? CapitalINCREASENO CHANGEDECREASEQ1 200462%30%8%Q2 200443%41%15%Q3 200451%42%7%Q4 200445%46%9%Q1 200555%37%8%Q2 200549%43%8%Q3 200557%38%5%Q4 200550%35%15%Q1 200645%45%10%Q2 200653%40%7%Q3 200640%50%10%Q4 200656%39%5%Q3 200838%42%20%Q4 200817 %43%40%Q1 200912%38%50%Q2 200917%51%32%Q3 200931%46%23%Q1 201050%42%8%Q2 201051%38%11%Q3 201037%48%15%Q4 201049%34%17%Q1 201147%38%15%Q2 201146%44%10%Point change from Q1/11 to Q2/11-16-5Totals may not equal 100 due to rounding. 3. How do you expect your company’s employment to change in the next six months? EmploymentINCREASENO CHANGEDECREASEQ1 200457%38%4%Q2 200450%48%2%Q3 200459%37%4%Q4 200458%39%3%Q1 200555%38%7%Q2 200549%42%9%Q3 200549%44%7%Q4 200560%35%5%Q1 200654%39%7%Q2 200650%45%5%Q3 200643%49%7%Q4 200653%41%5%Q3 200840%42%18%Q4 200825%35%40%Q1 200923%37%40%Q2 200921%50%29%Q3 200934%46%20%Q1 201040%52%8%Q2 201046%45%9%Q3 201035%52%13%Q4 201051%38%11%Q1 201144%41%15%Q2 201136%53%11%Point change from Q1/11 toQ2/11-88-4Totals may not equal 100 due to rounding. The Roundtable is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of 120 CEOs of Vermont’s top private and nonprofit employers, representing geographic diversity and all major sectors of the Vermont economy, with an aggregate economic impact of $135 billion and employing 15 percent of the state’s workforce. The Roundtable is committed to sustaining a sound economy and preserving Vermont’s unique quality of life by studying and making recommendations on statewide public policy issues. The chief executives of Vermont’s leading businesses appear poised to hold steady their growth plans through the remainder of 2011, with sales and employment expectations less optimistic when compared against the first quarter survey period. The survey was completed between June 10 and June 24 and released today by Vermont Business Roundtable Chair Steve Voigt, CEO, King Arthur Flour and President Lisa Ventriss.According to Roundtable President, Lisa Ventriss, ‘Overall, these data show an economy that continues to be in a holding pattern as our members wait for clarity and direction on key policy issues at both the state and federal levels. While roughly 60 percent of our members foresee increased sales projections for their companies, that number has declined slightly (61 percent compared to 73 percent in the previous quarter). An increasing number of CEOs expect there to be no change in either their capital expenditures or employment levels for the rest of 2011. Only one in ten CEOs are anticipating decreases in these key areas.’Chair Steve Voigt said ‘Overall, Roundtable members are signaling that they are either growing slowly or holding steady, but it also appears that many Roundtable members ~ especially those in financial or professional services, which are dependent on business growth in other sectors ~ are reluctant to make significant investments in their company’s physical or human resources until they have a better picture of the future costs associated with those investments, namely health care and budget issues at the state and federal levels.’The Roundtable’s CEO Economic Outlook Survey provides a forward-looking view of the economic assumptions and attitudes of chief executive officers of 115 of the state’s top employers with an aggregate economic impact of $279 billion, with over $693 million in corporate philanthropy, and employing 10 percent of the state’s workforce. The members represent Vermont’s agriculture, construction, education, health services, finance, real estate, insurance, hospitality/leisure, manufacturing, information, utilities, professional/business services, wholesale trade, and non-profit industries.The response rate for this quarter was 53 percent. Historically, rates have varied from 35 to 73 percent.  last_img read more

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Credit unions let me down

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bryan Clagett Bryan is on the executive team and singularly focused on driving revenue growth through a variety of new initiatives that help financial services and fintech become ever more relevant to … Web: https://www.strategycorps.com Details A Letter To My Credit Union CEOsDear Sirs:Month after month, year after year, I have received your newsletters and literature and seen your advertisements. They portray happy couples walking on beaches and families picnicking in the yard. I’ve read your headlines about how you’d help me save for retirement and for my kids education. I’ve even glanced at your countless brochures about your car buying services and insurance products. It’s been a 30 year relationship, and frankly, I’m disappointed in you. You made many promises to me, and none have been kept.There was a time when I would visit your branches at least once a week. Now I do what I can to avoid your branches, because I just want to use you for paying bills and storing a few bucks for an emergency. Considering you are my primary financial institution, you get very little from me, other than some wire transfer fees and a check order every couple of years.I’ve moved substantial money in and out of your institution over the past decades. You have had countless opportunities to engage me, like when I opened accounts for my kids or when I got married and opened a joint account. You’ve never asked me about my family or my needs. You have had my kids accounts for over 12 years and even know their birthdays and ages, as you do mine. Never have you wished them or me a “happy birthday.” Not once did you ask if you could help me plan for retirement or prepare for college educations. If you knew me, you’d know that I love cars and boats, things that cost money and that are often financed. Not one was financed or purchased with your help. Why not? You were MIA and never top of mind.Now that my daughter Sara is about to enter college, I wonder; where have you been? Did you expect me to seek you out? I was waiting for your staff to call or somehow reach out to me. They didn’t, and that makes me sad, because you promised to be my trusted advisor. Sara is off to college this fall, no thanks to you. She has personally saved about $2000 in one of your checking accounts, but she is already considering moving the money to a bank that has a presence on campus. You’ve told me for years that you wanted a relationship. Here’s your chance with my daughter. You better reach out soon, because she has already asked my about something called Simple. She thinks it sounds cool.So what did I do to prepare for the financial challenges I faced? I opened IRAs with Vanguard, 529s with T Rowe Price and hired Raymond James to be my advisor. They engaged me and kept me on the ball. They gave me financial planning tools online and reached out regularly, even though they are hundreds of miles away. When it came time to invest in a second home, you saw me wiring money into your credit union, much more than typical. You likely saw where the money was coming from. Did you inquire why? No. Instead, you charged me $15 for a wire transfer fee. You could have talked to me and asked, “Hey Bryan, what’s up?” What did Bryan do? I financed that second home through a credit union I previously never had heard of. And at no point did I consider my primary financial institution. Frankly, you just did not come to mind.Please take my comments, as a member, to heart, and respect my honesty. I really like the few people I have spoken with at your financial institution. But I must admit that I really don’t think of you that much these days, and you have held little impact on me meeting my financial goals, but I thought it important that you heard from me. After all, I may not be the only one that feels this way. However, I will say this, I have enjoyed the Lollipops, as did my dentist. I wonder where he banks?Regards,BryanPS Feel free to contact me if you’d like me to offer some suggestions. Or better yet, ask your customers or members, what impact your financial institution has had in their lives. I still have hope for you and I still bank with you.last_img read more

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Credit unions pouring more money into marketing budgets

first_img continue reading » Credit unions are growing more aggressive with their marketing. A cross section of the industry studied by The Financial Brand found that many institutions upped their investment in the period between 2015 and 2018.As more and more credit unions pursue broader markets, they inevitably bump up against greater competition. So it isn’t surprising that they find it useful to allocate more to marketing to make their presence felt not only versus traditional banks and other credit unions, but against the growing encroachment of fintech competitors.Consider Jovia Financial Credit Union. Originally serving a tight member group — teachers of a single school district — the institution now serves consumers in the New York City suburb of Long Island, one of the most competitive markets for financial services in the country.In our study of credit union marketing spending, we found that Jovia’s marketing budget saw annual year-over-year growth of 20.1% and that, at the end of 2018, it was spending 0.22% of assets on marketing, almost twice the average for credit unions in its size range. (The average for the entire sample was 0.12%.) And that is during a time when, over the three-year study period, Jovia’s assets grew 32.6%. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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COVID19: Maine-Endwell School District to cancel large group activities

first_imgThis period lasts from March 16 to April 13, the district says. Maine-Endwell schools will still be in session during that time period. The school says the Board of Education has also suspended unauthorized visitors into school buildings. For more information, go to the Maine-Endwell School District Website by clicking here.center_img ENDWELL (WBNG) – Maine-Endwell School District Superintendent Jason Van Fossen announced that all activities involving larges groups of people have been canceled amid coronavirus concerns. For more coverage on the coronavirus, click here.last_img read more

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Health Ministry scraps ODP, PDP terminology in new COVID-19 guidelines

first_imgA probable case, meanwhile, is defined as a suspected case with severe acute respiratory illness or who dies before being tested for COVID-19.Since April, the WHO has defined a COVID-19 death as a death resulting from a clinically compatible illness in a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case, unless there is a clear alternative cause of death that cannot be related to COVID-19.Read also: Anies hints at ‘pulling brake’ as Jakarta cases continue to surgeAs of Tuesday, the official public COVID-19 death toll announced by the Health Ministry stands at 3,710, the highest in Southeast Asia.According to data compiled by volunteer group Kawal COVID-19, however, over 8,000 ODPs and PDPs had died nationwide as of Monday.Tempo Magazine also recently reported that an internal COVID-19 task force database showed 13,885 COVID-19-related deaths as of July 3.The Health Ministry’s disease control and prevention director general, Achmad Yurianto, said in his daily press briefing on Tuesday that the new definitions would be used for COVID-19 data announcements going forward.Topics : The Health Ministry issued new guidelines for COVID-19 handling and prevention on Tuesday, revising a number of terms to be in line with World Health Organization (WHO) definitions.The guidelines scrap the local terms “people under observation” (ODP) and “patients under surveillance” (PDP) in favor of “suspected” and “probable” cases, and also expand the definition of COVID-19 deaths “for surveillance purposes” to include the deaths of probable cases.A suspected case is now defined as a patient with acute respiratory illness who has a history of travel to or residence in a location reporting community transmission during 14 days prior to symptom onset; who has been in contact with a confirmed or probable case; or who requires hospitalization with no alternative diagnosis.last_img read more

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