The Worlds Of Hip-Hop & The Grateful Dead Collide As Talib Kweli Joins Phil Lesh & Friends At The Apollo [Watch]

first_img[Video: The Relix Channel]Setlist: Phil Lesh & “Very Special Friends” HeadCount Benefit | The Apollo Theater | New York, NY | 9/7/18Set One: Uncle John’s Band, Tangled Up In Blue, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Friend of the Devil, Ohio, Ramble On Rose, Bertha, Box of RainSet Two: Happy Birthday To You, Viola Lee Blues, Estimated Prophet, Love the One You’re With, Throwing Stones, Wharf Rat, Shakedown Street*, Get By^, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door^^, Turn on Your Lovelight^^Encore: Touch of Grey^^*w/ Talib Kweli^w/ Talib Kweli, The Harlem Gospel Choir^^w/ Harlem Gospel Choir Talib Kweli w/ Phil Lesh, Terrapin Family Band, Eric Krasno, Nicki Bluhm, Robert Randolph, & The Harlem Gospel Choir – “Get By”[Video: Andrew O’Brien]You can also watch a full replay of the show’s webcast below via The Relix Channel:Phil Lesh & Very Special Friends – “Don’t Tell Me This Country Ain’t Got No Heart: A Benefit for Voter Participation” – Full Vide [Pro-Shot] On Friday night, September 7th, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh and some “Very Special Friends” took the stage at New York’s fabled Apollo Theater to benefit live music-oriented voter registration and activism non-profit, HeadCount.The event, billed as “Don’t Tell Me This Country Ain’t Got No Heart: A Benefit for Voter Participation,” saw Lesh team with touring outfit The Terrapin Family Band, guitarist Eric Krasno, and vocalist Nicki Bluhm for the entirety of the performance, as he had throughout his brief New York run this past week. However, in the spirit of the evening’s venue—a longtime cultural institution in the Harlem community and the city as a whole—the band also welcomed sacred steel guitar master Robert Randolph, rapper Talib Kweli, and Harlem Gospel Choir to give the performance an appropriate shot of soul.On this night, seemingly every aspect of the celebration was of notable significance. The show was webcast live, so fans around the country could watch the performance and share in its message of rallying the masses to get out the vote. It marked the first time ever that a member of the Grateful Dead had played the storied room. It took place on promoter Peter Shapiro‘s birthday, prompting the band to open set two with a sing-along “Happy Birthday” in his honor. The performance itself also exuded on-topic political and societal overtones, from the band’s rocking first-set cover of Neil Young protest hymn “Ohio” to its extended second-set “Throwing Stones” and joyful set-closing plea for love, “Turn On Your Lovelight”.However, on an evening packed with storylines, none stood out more than the late-show appearance by Talib Kweli. The Brooklyn-native rapper made his entrance as the band was already wading deep in the waters of a “Shakedown Street” jam, unleashing a conscious freestyle over the disco Dead groove. After finishing out the song, the Harlem Gospel Choir made their way onstage in full church-ready regalia. As they did, keyboardist Jason Crosby began to play the recognizable piano intro to Talib Kweli’s 2003 hit, “Get By”. The rest of the band followed suit, and just like that, the show went from “Shakedown Street” to the city streets—with Phil Lesh and his cohorts serving as the backing band for the world-class MC. As Talib finally exited, the crowd roared with approval, stunned at having witnessed the worlds of hip-hop, gospel, and The Grateful Dead come together on such a hallowed stage, in support of HeadCount’s unifying message: VOTE.You can watch fan-shot video of Talib Kweli’s “Shakedown Street” freestyle and “Get By” featuring the Harlem Gospel Choir below:Phil Lesh & Very Special Friends w/ Talib Kweli – “Shakedown Street” Freestylelast_img read more

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Jamestown Woman Rescued From Gorge In Rural Chautauqua County

first_imgShare: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) Pixabay Stock Image.CHAUTAUQUA – A Jamestown woman who became lost while hiking in the Hannum Road Gorge near Mayville on Thursday was rescued by Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies and other first responders.Deputies report 27-year-old Kathleen Johnston was hiking in a wooded area around 9:30 p.m. when she lost her way.Sheriff K-9 Bentley was dispatched to the area to search for the missing woman.Deputies say Johnston was located by the K-9 in the creek bed of the gorge. Johnston, deputies say, was unable to walk out on her own. The Erie County Sheriff’s Office Air unit was called to the scene to extricate Johnston. However, deputies say the air unit was unable to land in the gorge.The Chautauqua County Technical Rescue Team was dispatched to assist deputies rescue Johnston. First responders were able to extricate Johnston from the rocky terrain.Deputies say Johnston was treated by fire personnel for minor injuries but should be okay.The New York State Forest Rangers, Mayville Fire Department and Chautauqua Fire Department also assisted on scene with the rescue.last_img read more

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Pennsylvania Prepares To Launch Virus-Tracing App Next Month

first_imgShare: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) MGN ImageHARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania plans to launch a coronavirus exposure-notification app in early September in an effort to more quickly break chains of transmission by using the new technology to notify people who may have been exposed, officials said Monday.The state has a $1.9 million contract, using federal grant dollars, to deploy and maintain the app with software developer NearForm Ltd, the Ireland-based company whose app there has been downloaded by more than one-fourth of that country’s residents.The app is based on smartphone technology developed by Apple and Google, and will undergo a pilot project next week, using state government employees and public health students, staff and faculty, officials told The Associated Press in an interview.The app will be interoperable with the state of Delaware’s app, and it also is expected to be interoperable with those of two other states, although Pennsylvania state officials declined to name those states because they are still in discussions with the app developer. “The app is about Pennsylvanians helping Pennsylvanians, it’s about as a community being able to let each other know and track each other’s exposure so we can keep each other safe,” said Health Department spokesperson April Hutcheson.It’s use will be limited to people 18 and over.It is similar to the app rolled out by Virginia earlier this month, when it became the first U.S. state to use new pandemic technology created by Apple and Google.North Dakota and Wyoming have also launched an app using the Apple-Google technology in recent days, and a number of other states are interested in it, Google has said. Delaware will launch its NearForm-developed app next month, said Jill Fredel, a spokesperson for the state’s Health and Social Services Department.It is designed to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus, and state officials say the app does not store location information, personal information or the identify of anyone who is in close enough range to possibly be exposed.It relies on Bluetooth wireless technology to detect when someone who downloaded the app has spent time near another app user who later tests positive for the virus.As a threshold, the app uses the Centers for Disease Control guideline of being within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes, said Meghna Patel, deputy secretary for health innovation at the Department of Health.The identity of app users will be protected by encryption and anonymous identifier beacons that change frequently, the companies have said.Patel said Ireland and Germany are good examples for where apps like this have been successful. More than 25% or 30% of those countries’ populations have downloaded the app and it has issued notifications that helped break chains of transmission, Patel said.Someone who tests positive in Pennsylvania is reported to either the Department of Health or a municipal health department agency and contacted by a case investigator. That case investigator will ask the infected person if they have the app and if they are willing to use it to notify any mobile-phone users who have been in close contact with them in the past 14 days, state officials said.If they are willing to use it, they are given a six-digit code to enter to then issue a notification, state officials said. A person who receives a notification will get something like an alert to check the app, with instructions from the Department of Health on how to protect themselves and others, including information about staying at home, quarantining and seeking medical help.The identify of the person who was infected is shielded from people receiving a notification, and vice versa, they said.In addition to exposure notification, the Pennsylvania app will have a data feature that allows the user to see up-to-date information on case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths by county, as well a feature that helps the user to monitor their symptoms even if they have not tested positive, Patel said.last_img read more

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John O’Hurley Returns to Chicago on Broadway

first_img Related Shows O’Hurley first appeared on Broadway as Billy Flynn in 2006 and has reprised that role with both the Great White Way and National Touring companies of Chicago several times since then. His other stage credits include Pirates of Penzance, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Brigadoon and Spamalot. O’Hurley is probably best known as J. Peterman on Seinfeld; other TV credits include Dancing with the Stars, Family Feud, Sponge Bob Squarepants and Father of the Pride. Chicago also currently stars Amy Spanger as Roxie Hart, Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. View Comments John O’Hurley will return to razzle-dazzle Broadway in Chicago on December 8. He will play a limited six-week holiday engagement as Billy Flynn at the Ambassador Theatre through January 18, 2015, after which he’ll re-join the National Touring company of the Kander & Ebb tuner, beginning January 20. O’Hurley takes over from Pasquale Aleardi, who concludes his Great White Way debut engagement on December 7. Chicago from $49.50last_img read more

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New Alumni Association Leader

first_imgATHENS – The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences announced today that Suzanne Griffeth will be the college’s director of alumni engagement. “We are thrilled to have Suzanne take on this role to energize our growing alumni base,” said Rob Cooper, director of the college’s office of external affairs. “Her depth of experience will help us stay connected to the more than 19,000 CAES alumni around the world.” Before joining CAES in 2013 as director of annual giving, Griffeth served in alumni relations and development for the UGA Law School and the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences.“I’m excited and honored to have been selected to serve as the director of alumni engagement. It is a privilege to serve CAES alumni and learn their amazing success stories,” Griffeth said. “CAES has a talented alumni community around the globe, and I look forward to working to strengthen their ties with current students and fellow alumns.” Griffeth sees the strong college alumni base as a valuable resource to help further the college’s mission because of their devotion to UGA and the college. “I’m tremendously excited that Suzanne is taking on this role,” said Dennis Epps, president of the UGA CAES Alumni Association. “We’ve seen her capability to build strong relationships and partnerships. We know we have someone with demonstrated skills to further our key goals and bring in more out-of-state graduates and our graduates on a global scale to get them reconnected to our college,” Epps said. “She’s the consummate professional to build those partnerships.”Griffeth is a 1999 graduate of the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences and an active member of the Athens community, volunteering with the Northeast Georgia United Way, serving as vice president of the Timothy Road Elementary School PTO and is an active member of Milledge Avenue Baptist Church. She will assume her new duties Sept. 1, 2015.last_img read more

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Central Islip Armed Home Invasion Under Investigation

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating an armed home invasion in Central Islip over the weekend.A man armed with a gun forced a person into their Feller Drive home, where the assailant stole a cell phone and car keys at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, police said.The victim was not injured. No arrests have been made and no description of the suspect was available.Detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img

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Arsenal vs Man Utd TV channel, live stream, kick-off time, team news, odds and head-to-head

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Jan 2020 8:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Head-to-head in last five meetings 30 Sep 2019 – Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal – Premier League10 Mar 2019 – Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd – Premier League25 Jan 2019 – Arsenal 1-3 Man Utd – FA Cup05 Dec 2018 – Man Utd 2-2 Arsenal – Premier League29 Apr 2018 – Man Utd 2-1 Arsenal – Premier League MORE: Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions: Arsenal v Man Utd, Chelsea & LiverpoolMORE: Charlie Nicholas makes Arsenal v Man Utd prediction and backs Nicolas Pepe to shine for Mikel Artetacenter_img Mikel Arteta is searching for his first win as Arsenal manager (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal host Manchester United on New Year’s Day with Mikel Arteta still looking for his first win in charge of the Gunners and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aiming to keep up a run in form that has seen the Red Devils lose just one in their last nine Premier League outings.Arteta has seen his side draw with Bournemouth and lose at home to Chelsea in his two games at the helm so far, and Arsenal have dropped to 12th in the division as a result.Manchester United are seven points and seven places better off than the Gunners, and have genuine Champions League ambitions again as they currently sit fifth just four points behind the top four.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe victory at Burnley on Saturday made it back-to-back wins for Solskjaer’s side and also saw them record their first clean sheet since September in the league.ADVERTISEMENTUnited have won on two of their last four trips to the Emirates and go into this one as favourites with the bookmakers to pick up three points again.When is Arsenal vs Manchester United?The match is on Wednesday 1 January with kick-off at 8pm at the Emirates.What TV channel is Arsenal vs Manchester United on and is there a live stream?BT Sport 1 will be showing the game live, with coverage following the Man City vs Everton game.Subcsribers can stream the action on BT Sport Player or on the BT Sport app.Arsenal vs Manchester United odds9/5 Arsenal13/5 Draw6/4 Man UtdOdds courtesy of BetfairArsenal vs Manchester United team newsArsenal are still without Kieran Tierney, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Sead Kolasniac and Calum Chambers through injury, but Arteta is hoping to call upon Hector Bellerin, Gabriel Martinelli, Dani Ceballos, Granit Xhaka and Rob Holding, all of whom are facing late fitness tests.Paul Pogba is still struggling for fitness but could feature for Manchester United, while Scott McTominay, Marcos Rojo and Eric Bailly all remain sidelined as well. Arsenal vs Man Utd TV channel, live stream, kick-off time, team news, odds and head-to-head Advertisementlast_img read more

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Former Endeavour Foundation prize home in popular enclave for sale

first_img5/157 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore Hills.A beautiful former prize home near the Old Friary at Kenmore Hills has hit the market – and you could easily live like a king or queen there.The property, at 5/157 Brookfield Rd, was once the prize home for the Endeavour Foundation. It is set over two levels of designer living. 5/157 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore Hills.Ray White Indooroopilly selling agent Michelle McLeod said there were different wings of the immense home which allowed occupants to spread out and enjoy.“You need to discover Friary Fields – with hectares of private parklands in a secure neighbourhood that is so welcoming with tree-lined streets and such peace and serenity,” she said. Inside 5/157 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore Hills.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019The Old Friary has been owned and run by the Anglican Church in Brisbane since 1932. While it is not a parish, it’s a special centre of the Anglican Church.The land was originally released in only eight units and homes were constructed surrounded by acres of private, exclusive parkland. One of the bedrooms at 5/157 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore Hills.Mr Wakefield said his family had many celebratory events in the home – birthday parties and engagement parties.“It is so hard to leave but the children have grown up, married and have begun growing their own families – and I have moved to the Sunshine Coast,” he said.center_img 5/157 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore Hills. The bathroom at 5/157 Brookfield Rd, Kenmore Hills.The owner, Rod Wakefield, said he fell in love with the house instantly but the time was right to let another family move in.“We knew the day we drove into this gated community that it was for us,” he said.“The community spirit is demonstrated in so many ways through a great love of this special environment with planting trees, Christmas parties and so on.“When we entered the home at Lot 5 for the first time, we were excited by the fabulous kitchen and the huge spaces, especially the bedrooms.”last_img read more

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Shell changing North Sea rotas to 2/3 pattern

first_imgShell UK is changing its offshore operating model in the UK North Sea, meaning its offshore workers will be spending two instead of three week periods offshore.Photo for illustration only; Copyright: Shell International Ltd / Photographer: Ken TaylorSteve Phimister, Vice President for Upstream, UK, and Ireland, on Tuesday shared info with Shell staff at a townhall in Aberdeen.He said Shell UK would change offshore operating model on its central North Sea assets, which will include a change in the working pattern to a 2/3 cycle (two weeks offshore, three weeks field break) for Shell staff and its core crew.As reported earlier, the UK oil workers’ unions have been fighting against rotas forcing workers to spend three weeks offshore, citing a report by Robert Gordon University which found that workers on three-week, equal-time rotas were nearly twice as likely to experience ill health as those on two-on-two-off shifts.Shell on Thursday also said that it would combine its operations & maintenance teams, creating new multi-skilled operation & maintenance technician roles in the Shell organization.“Given the maturity of decommissioning activity, we don’t plan any changes to the operating model on our Brent Alpha or Brent Bravo platforms as we expect both platforms to downman in 2019, however, Brent Charlie will move to the new rota. We anticipate the above changes being implemented in Q2, 2019,” Shell said.The article has been amended as it previously stated Shell was changing the rota shifts to a 2/2 pattern. It is actually a 2/3 pattern.last_img read more

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St Kitts-Nevis reports double digit decrease in serious crimes

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet NewsRegional St Kitts-Nevis reports double digit decrease in serious crimes by: – February 11, 2012center_img 23 Views   no discussions Share Police Commissioner C. G. Walwyn BASSETERRE, St Kitts — (CUOPM) — Police in St Kitts and Nevis are reporting a significant decrease in the total number of reported incidences of crime in 2011 compared with the previous year.Police Commissioner C. G. Walwyn said statistics revealed that there was a 14.3 percent reduction of serious crimes recorded.“On our sister island of Nevis there was a 5.5% increase in the total number of crime reported overall compared with the previous year 2010. However, the detection rate in District C, Nevis Division stands at 47.4%,” said Walwyn, who pointed out that the law enforcement agency is also paying close attention to the percentage of crimes committed by juveniles in the Federation and will be endeavouring to intensify its crime prevention campaign in the present calendar year.“The last quarter of 2011 has recorded a reduction of crimes in the Federation on a whole. The total allocated crimes for the Federation decreased by 5% or 105 reports less than the previous year, with a 35% detection rate,” said the police commissioner.Walwyn said the police have intensified their efforts to improve the detection rates of all crimes, especially considering that 7.9% of the crimes detected in the past year have been committed by juvenile offenders. “As commissioner of police, I wish to record appreciation to those responsible citizens who are joining the law enforcement agency in implementing its crime prevention initiatives and to commend those who are partnering with government in boosting the crime fighting capabilities of the force for their valued support,” he said.Walwyn said, “As an agency for peace, law and order, it is our duty and our commitment to improve on our previous performance and we solicit the support of all in spreading crime prevention tips and not just in reporting incidences in a manner that, at times, results in the distortion of the facts.” Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

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