Brooklyn Comes Alive Releases Jam-Packed Schedule

first_imgThe fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive will return to Brooklyn’s beloved Williamsburg neighborhood on September 29th for an all-day music marathon at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here. The fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive is gearing up to the best edition yet, with the collaborative music festival returning to Brooklyn’s beloved Williamsburg neighborhood on September 29th. Today, the festival has announced its daily schedule, detailing which artists will perform across the day and into the early morning at the festival’s three venues: Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Rough Trade.At Brooklyn Bowl, the fan-favorite music venue and bowling alley, Turkuaz‘s Shira Elias will kick things off at 5 p.m. with her special Soul Tracks set, also featuring the entirety of The Nth Power in addition to members of Trey Anastasio Band, The Motet, and Allen Stone. Up next, at 6:45 p.m., is the tribute to Col. Bruce Hampton, Butch Trucks, and Gregg Allman, which will be led by Taz and will feature George Porter Jr., Adam Smirnoff, Jeff Sipe, Peter Levin, and Elise Testone. The collaborative supergroup featuring Marc Brownstein, Borahm Lee, Alvin Ford Jr., and Khris Royal will take the Brooklyn Bowl stage at 8:30 p.m., followed by another supergroup featuring Cory Henry, Nikki Glaspie, Scott Metzger, MonoNeon, and Skerik. From 12:15 to 2:30 a.m., the Purple Party will close out the Brooklyn Bowl stage, with the all-star tribute to Prince featuring MonoNeon in addition to members of Snarky Puppy, The Motet, Turkuaz, Magic Beans, and more.A few blocks away at Music Hall of Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Comes Alive festivities will commence at 4:15 p.m. with a performance from Katharsis, The Motet’s Dave Watts‘ side project also featuring Todd Stoops, Dopapod’s Chuck Jones, and Marcus Rezak. At 5:45, Lettuce‘s drummer Adam Deitch will lead his quartet, affectionately dubbed AD4, including Wil Blades, Ryan Zoidis, and Eric “Benny” Bloom. Up next is Switch Hitters at 7:30, which will see Wil Blades, Nigel Hall, Nate Werth, and Robert “Sput” Searight collaborating and switching instruments across the set. From 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., an all-star cast, including members of The Motet, Turkuaz, The Nth Power, Snarky Puppy, and more will come together to honor Steely Dan. Finally, Music Hall of Williamsburg will serve as the location for the first-ever land editions of Jam Cruise‘s Jam Room, with one session hosted by Jam Cruise staple George Porter Jr. and another hosted by Karina Rykman and Craig Brodhead.At the third venue, Rough Trade, the festival will kick off with Wokes With Jokes, a special comedy set about the jam scene that spans from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Karina Rykman Experiment is up next starting at 5 p.m., which will feature the young Marco Benevento bassist alongside special guests Robert Walter and Dave Harrington. At 6:30, Michelangelo Carubba, Rob Compa, and Eli Winderman will perform as a trio, recalling the earliest formations of fan-favorite progressive jam band Dopapod. Another trio, this time composed of Johnny Vidacovich, Robert Walter, and Eric “Benny” Bloom, follows at 8:30 p.m., before the Rough Trade stage is shut down by the Baby Jesus Peasant Party, led by Lettuce bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes in addition to Tyler Coomes, Borahm Lee, Ryan Zoidis, and Khris Royal.You can check out the full schedule for yourself below. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here. Full List Of Artists At Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018:George Porter Jr. (The Meters)Cory Henry (Snarky Puppy)Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits)Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits)Adam Deitch (Lettuce)Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, WOLF!)Robert Walter (Greyboy All-Stars, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Mike Gordon)Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power)Skerik (Garage A Trois)Jeff Sipe (Aquarium Rescue Unit)Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff (Lettuce)Borahm Lee (Break Science)Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)Robert “Sput” Searight (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note)Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce)Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz)Nigel Hall (Lettuce)Shira Elias (Turkuaz)Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy)Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power)Erick “Jesus” Coomes (Lettuce)Wil BladesJoey Porter (The Motet)Todd Stoops (RAQ, Electric Beethoven)Brandon “Taz” NiederauerJohnny VidacovichLyle Divinsky (The Motet)Karina Rykman (Marco Benevento Band)Rob Compa (Dopapod)James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Dave Watts (The Motet)Alvin Ford Jr. (Pretty Lights Live Band, Dumpstaphunk)Eli Winderman (Dopapod)Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu)Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band)Nate Edgar (The Nth Power)Khris Royal (Rebelution)Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone)Ryan Jalbert (The Motet)Dave Harrington (Darkside, Dave Harrington’s Merry Pranksters)Sammi Garett (Turkuaz)Chuck Jones (Dopapod)Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy)Hayley Jane (Hayley Jane & The Primates)Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)Casey Russell (The Magic Beans)Tyler CoomesAdam November (Karina Rykman Experiment)Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia)Chris Corsico (Karina Rykman Experiment)Joel GonzalézMaurice Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band)Comedians:Brett Siddell (SiriusXM, Wokes With Jokes)Walker Berry (Wokes With Jokes)Ariella Wallen (Wokes With Jokes)Pamela Mahler (Wokes With Jokes)Richie Alfson (Wokes With Jokes)Hosted By:Ari Fink (SiriusXM)Brooklyn Comes Alive is sponsored by Denver-based company, Pure CBD Exchange, which creates and sells a number of CBD/cannabidiol products (What is CBD?) from concentrates, tinctures, extracts, lotions, creams, and more. The use of CBD has gained much notoriety as of late, for use as both a health and wellness supplement and to treat conditions such as epilepsy, PTSD, cancer, and a number of mental disorders and is also used for anti-inflammation, nausea reduction, sleep aid, and more. Pure CBD Exchange was co-founded by Gregg Allman Band organist/keyboardist and Brooklyn Comes Alive musician Peter Levin back in 2017.Pure CBD Exchange focuses on low-THC cannabis products with high CBD content. They work within the Colorado Industrial Hemp pilot program to distribute non-psychoactive tinctures, extracts, lotions, and more all over the world. The company has featured by companies like VICE, High Times, Leafly, and more.last_img read more

Rijeka’s Korzo became Zagorje in miniature for two days

first_imgOrganized by Krapina-Zagorje County, the people of Rijeka and their visitors enjoyed Zagorje delicacies for the fourth year in a row as part of the fair-exhibition event “100% Zagorje in Rijeka”, which was held this year on Friday and Saturday, 25th and 26th. August on the Promenade.The event “100% Zagorje in Rijeka” promotes Zagorje as a tourist destination with a rich offer. Thus, at the stands on Korzo, agricultural products grown in the traditional, conventional, integrated and ecological way were presented, as well as products of traditional crafts of Krapina-Zagorje County, which represents 49 exhibitors, from agricultural producers and craftsmen to representatives of companies, spas, agritourism, hotels, restaurants and cultural institutions.”The hospitality of the people of Rijeka is felt at every step, and I am sure that we have in some way repaid them with our offer and program.” said Prefect Kolar and noted that in parallel with the 100% Zagorje event, a meeting of cultural workers of Krapina-Zagorje County and the City of Rijeka was held in Rijeka, where the European Capital of Culture 2020 project was presented, as well as the cultural offer of Krapina-Zagorje County.. “We have points of contact for cooperation, because Tito’s ship Galeb is located in Rijeka, and Kumrovec in Zagorje. The seagull cannot sail to Kumrovec, but it can go to Brijuni, and then by blue train to Kumrovec. We will try to develop such a project and offer it as a tourism product”said Prefect Kolar.TZ KZŽThe rich offer included pumpkin oil, honey, gingerbread, Zagorje mills and štruklji, vegetables, fruits, brandies and liqueurs, cheeses, juices and fruit wines, cured meat products, as well as gingerbread and traditional toys that are under UNESCO protection. Also, all-day animations were organized, more precisely the presentation of the life of Krapina Neanderthals and a display of old crafts, battles and wars of knights in the late Middle Ages, all with a rich cultural and artistic program.last_img read more

High School Girl Collects 300 Dresses For 8th Graders in Need

first_imgWith the increasing number of formal events for eighth graders and the growing price and extravagance of the dresses that girls wear, it can get overwhelming for a family to buy the perfect outfits to make their daughters feel special. That is why Kim Bass, a junior at Monmouth Regional High School, started the non-profit organization Bella of the Ball.Kim’s charity gives eighth grade girls in need the dresses of their dreams at no cost.Its mission is similar to other nonprofits that collect new and gently used prom dresses for high school students who otherwise would not be able to afford to attend the prom.Bella of the Ball’s inaugural event took place on Saturday, May 23, from which approximately 100 eighth grade girls each left with a beautiful dress to wear to a graduation, a dance or another formal event. The event, as Kim’s mother Cindy Bass described it, was a “huge success.”“It was really nice to see the girls rummaging through all the gorgeous dresses,” she said. “We even had dressing rooms set up and chairs for parents to wait in while their daughters tried on dresses.”To make this event possible, Kim put up fliers in churches 
and in downtown Red Bank, emailed 12 school districts
 throughout Monmouth County, and got permission from her 
guidance counselor to leave school to talk to middle schools about her charity. Through this constant effort to publicize the need for dresses for the event, word spread quickly.She soon collected over 300 dresses that came from the immense generosity her community showed. “Everybody donated,” Cindy said. “Teachers from Kim’s school who had daughters, girls from her school, girls from other schools and people we didn’t know all donated. We would come home and more dresses would be in a box outside our doorstep.”To make this event happen, Kim had to not only collect the dresses, but also advertise and secure a location to hold the event.Kim wanted to hold the event at a venue as elegant as the dresses, so she “canned” – collected monetary donations in a can – outside A.C. Moore craft store in Shrewsbury to raise money to pay for a banquet room at Branches, a restaurant in West Long Branch. She raised $250 to rent the room as she “wanted the girls to feel special” when buying their special dresses.Kim plans to hold another “Bella of the Ball” event next year during her senior year of high school, and perhaps expand to also making accessories and shoes available to the eighth grade girls. She is currently involving three underclassmen in the planning of the next event so that it can be even bigger. “Hopefully when I leave high school, they’ll continue the event and make it into a lasting tradition,” Kim said.– By Heather Nelsonlast_img read more

Sunderland boost as key man signs SIX year deal

first_img1 Lee Cattermole has committed his long-term future to Sunderland by signing a new six-year contract.The midfielder had 12 months to run on his previous deal and there had been speculation he could be on his way out of the Stadium of Light.But Cattermole has now agreed to extend his stay, much to the delight of head coach Dick Advocaat.“Lee is the controller of the side. He is a motivator, a leader and central to the success of our team,” said Advocaat. “To know that he will be with us for many years to come is very important to the club.” Sporting director Lee Congerton added: “Lee is a hugely important part of our team, both on and off the field.“He has ten years of experience playing in the Barclays Premier League, which is incredible when you consider he is still only 27 years old, and we are delighted that he has committed his long-term future to Sunderland.” Lee Cattermole with Dick Advocaat last_img read more

Steph Curry promises Warriors will ‘chase more championships’

first_imgSteph Curry arrived in Tokyo on Sunday bearing gifts — none more valuable than his take on the Warriors.“The story is still going,” said Curry, according to the Associated Press. “A lot of people said this is going to be the end, but I’m not going to let that happen. It’s going to be fun to come back and chase more championships next year and beyond.”The Warriors earlier this month fell two victories short of capturing their third consecutive NBA championship. They will start the 2019-2020 …last_img read more

Eskom clinches $805m US loan for Kusile

first_img31 May 2011 South Africa state electricity company Eskom has secured a $805-million (about R5.57-billion) direct loan from the Export-Import Bank of the United States to finance construction of the Kusile coal-fired power plant near Emalahleni in Mpumalanga province. The application to finance the Kusile project underwent a review that focused on aspects related to its carbon dioxide production, and South Africa’s long-range goals to reduce its carbon dioxide production. The Kusile plant will consist of six 800 MW units, for a total capacity of 4 800 MW, and is designed with advanced technology and equipment, including highly efficient supercritical boilers. Kulile is the second of two plants – the other being Medupi in the Limpopo province – being constructed by Eskom in order to meet South Africa’s increasing demand for electric power. The approval brings Ex-Im Bank’s current fiscal year financing in sub-Saharan Africa to nearly $1.5-billion, nearly double the previous one year record of $812-million set during the fiscal year ending 30 September. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Advanced technology The financing will support Eskom’s purchase of engineering and construction management services from Black & Veatch International of Overland Park, Kansas. Reducing harmful emissions Eskom undertook a comprehensive environmental assessment for the project, and a number of environmental safeguards, including were included in the plant’s design. Notably, Kusile will be the first coal-fired power plant in South Africa to include scrubbers to control sulphur dioxide and filtering equipment to minimise particulate emissions. Hundreds of highly skilled American senior engineers and support personnel in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Kansas City, Missouri will be employed by Black & Veatch each year during a five-year period. To help conserve water, the plant will use an air cooling system. The plant also is designed to be carbon capture and sequestration ready, which means it is configured in a way that will cater for the future installation of equipment to capture and transport carbon emissions to a permanent storage location. Eskom has announced its goal to significantly reduce its long-term dependence on coal by 2025. “Ex-Im Bank financing of US export sales to sub-Saharan Africa represents our commitment to the region,” said Ex-Im Bank chairman Fred Hochberg. “The world is rebuilding its critical infrastructure, and these types of opportunities are available to US companies in developing areas of the world. Rebuilding critical infrastructure “Ex-Im understands the opportunities that exist in Africa and is enlarging its footprint there,” South Africa’s ambassador to the United States, Ebrahim Rasool, said in a statement this week. “Moreover, entities like Eskom understand that they need to put forward proposals which are defensible both financially and environmentally, and that is where this transaction was born. “We thank Ex-Im for approving the Eskom financing, as well as the bank’s vision and commitment to South Africa.” South Africa is one of nine countries identified by Ex-Im Bank as offering the greatest export sales opportunities to US companies. In winning this contract with the Bank’s support, Black & Veatch overcame competition from several major European engineering companies. “We are ready to finance American exporters to win those sales and keep Americans working.”last_img read more

Split Decisions: Working with Couples when Divorce is a True Possibility

first_imgThis post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the social media and webinar coordination specialist for the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. By Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTpixabay [divorce-619195_1920 by stevepb, January 31, 2015, CCO Public Domain]When I tell people that I am a Marriage and Family Therapist in ordinary conversation, I often get one of two responses; either that I must be analyzing them right then and there or that I am the person who will save their marriage when they are at the end of their ropes. Here is the truth. One, I am not analyzing you. I am a human first. In fact, I am most likely thinking about how I will get the sticky stuff that my two and six year olds got on the seats in my car off without ruining the leather. And two, no, I am not the person who will save your marriage. I am not a magician or a divine entity and I do not have a genie in a bottle that can grant you wishes. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist. I did not go to school to learn the formula for saving a bad marriage or how to mend broken relationships. I went to school to learn about communication and change; about human interaction and how to make sense of behaviors in any given context.Marriage therapy is not always about saving marriages. In fact, what it should be about is helping the couple you are seeing achieve whatever goal it is they want to achieve at the end of your time together. And, it’s okay if that goal changes in the midst of therapy. Here are 10 important things to remember when working with couples that have divorce on the table:Keep your feelings and thoughts on divorce separate from your therapy: It is likely that you will have your own opinions on divorce, as it can be a rather controversial topic. But, whether you think it’s perfectly fine or not, it is not only unethical to carry your own personal thoughts over into therapy, but it is also very harmful to your clients. If you have particularly strong opinions and you feel like you can’t separate your personal feelings from the therapy room, the best thing to do is refer your clients somewhere else.Do not lead couples to believe that you can fix their marriage and make everything okay. As I mentioned above, we have not been to school to hone in on our magic skills nor have we been given a genie in a bottle for our clients to use. Always talk openly about the fact that the final outcome of therapy may not be them staying together. And, that staying together may not be what’s best for the couple anyway.Discuss the strengths within the relationship rather than focusing only on the difficulties. It’s easy to get caught up in the problems when a couple presents for therapy, but it is important to discuss the strengths within the relationship. Whether they remain married or their marriage ends in divorce, pointing out and magnifying the strengths can assist in many ways.Therapy requires work. Sometimes people assume that the therapists are supposed to do all of the work. But, that’s simply not the case. You don’t go home with your clients at night. You don’t live in their homes. In fact, you may only see them once or twice a week for about an hour at a time. Make it clear to your clients that therapy requires work on their part. They will ultimately be the ones responsible for the outcome of therapy.Never allow one spouse to feel like they are being singled out or ganged up on: Singling out individuals in therapy can only make them defensive. Having open conversations about what you see happening in their relationship is one thing, but you have to be very careful not to make either one feel that you are “taking sides” or advocating more for one person in the session than the other.It is okay to say the “D” word: If a split has been in their thoughts, it is perfectly fine to talk about it with the couple. A divorce does not mean a failure. And, it is important to talk with your clients about this. In fact, you may actually work with a couple that comes in ready for divorce, knowing that this is the best option for them.Help the couple weigh their options: Talk with the couple about what it will look like if they stay together or get divorced. Have them think about both scenarios and weigh out the benefits and risks to each scenario.If divorce is what they choose, help them make it as smooth and painless as possible. No matter what, divorce will be tough. But, you can assist them in learning ways to cope with the range of emotions and thoughts that may consume them over the next period of their lives. Just because they could not get along well enough to remain married does not mean that they can’t get along well enough to have an amicable divorce.If children are involved, talk about them, a lot. Always talk to your clients about their children and how much they know or don’t know about the situation. If divorce is inevitable, spend considerable amounts of time with the couple, helping them talk through their plans with the children. Offer them examples of scenarios that they may experience so that they can be prepared for dealing with them. Talk to them about co-parenting and assist them in becoming successful at utilizing this strategy to raise their children.Talk to couples about how divorce does not mean the end of a relationship. This is especially true, of course, when the couples have children together. Talk at length with your clients about the fact that the relationship will look very different and that it may take some adjusting at first. Learning how to interact with an ex can be very difficult. It is important for you to assist them in discussing what this relationship might look like to ease the transition a bit.Of course, this list is not meant to be exhaustive, but it’s certainly a good place to start. And, while it is a good start when working with couples, always remember to consider their relationship issues within the context of their family system. For instance, your first couple of the day may be a same-sex couple married for 3 years, experiencing a variety of stressors including lack of family support, difficulty in adopting a child, and a recent death of a very close friend. The next couple you see may be coming up on their 21st year of marriage and experiencing a very difficult transition from military to civilian life after experiencing 8 deployments, the birth of 3 children, and 6 moves across the country in the 21 years they have been married. Obviously, sessions with these two couples would be very different from each other. The recommendations listed above can be used as a map to guide you in maneuvering your way through therapy with couples, but the details and the destinations may end up being vastly different.last_img read more

PH wins bronze in sepak takraw men’s doubles

first_imgLATEST STORIES Myanmar won the gold while Malaysia settled for silver.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Read Next LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief FILE PHOTO – PH Chinlone team wins the 1st silver for the country during the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZThe Philippines earned a podium finish in sepak takraw in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Philippines won the bronze medal in the men’s doubles event sharing the plum with Laos.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Centeno wins gold, Amit settles for silver anew in women’s 9-ball View commentslast_img read more

Victoria 2009 Affiliates Cup

first_imgVictoria’s 2009 Affliates Cup was a huge success at John McEwan Reserve in Shepparton on Saturday, 28 February 2009.Teams across Victoria and even a team from Albury came to contest the tournament.Elwood were the team to beat, being last years Champion Affiliate. In the Women’s Open Final, the Parkville Pirates defeated Ballarat in a close contest, winning 3-2.The Men’s Open Final saw Elwood looking to make it two titles in a row, facing Fawkner. Elwood proved too strong, defeating Fawkner 4-1.The Mixed Open final saw the Albury Tooters taking on Albert Park Odds n Socks. The team from across the border were too good, defeating Albert Park 5-1.The Mixed Social division saw Westside Onesteel face the Parkville. In a low scoring affair, Westside beat Parkville 3-0.The Regional Women’s Champions were Ballarat, while the Regional Men’s Grand Final saw a replay of last year’s Final, with Ballarat taking on Geelong. Ballarat had won last year, and made it two in a row, defeating Geelong 3-2 to be Regional Men’s Champions. The Champion Affiliate was, for the second time in a row, Elwood.Congratulations to all the winners. For more information, please visit the website: read more

2014 Elite Eight Finals on Fox Sports

first_imgWhile the temperature cools down outside, it’s time to rug up and get in front of the television, with the Elite Eight finals to appear on Fox Sports this weekend!   Join Andrew Voss and Australian Men’s Open coach, Tony Trad as they bring you the Men’s and Women’s Elite Eight finals from the 2014 X-Blades National Touch League in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. The finals were first played on Fox Sports late last month and will feature on Fox Sports 1 on Saturday, 14 June from 9.30am. 2014 Elite Eight Finals on Fox SportsSaturday, 14 June  Elite Eight Women’s Final – 09.30am (Fox Sports 1)Elite Eight Men’s Final – 10.30am (Fox Sports 1)Stay tuned to for announcements on times to view the 2014 Trans Tasman Series on Fox Sports in the coming weeks!Related LinksElite Eight on TV!last_img read more