Jazz Is Phish Pays Tribute To Prince With ‘Purple Rain’ Encore [Watch]

first_imgPhish-inspired collective Jazz Is Phish took the stage at the Ardmore Music Hall outside of Philadelphia, PA last night, playing a monster set for the phans in attendance. The group is known for their instrumental interpretations of Phish classics, and they did not disappoint, bringing out classics like “You Enjoy Myself” and “Ghost” to open the show.Among the many highlights from the Phishy performance was a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain,” coming in to close out the show in the encore position. The cover has been a staple of Phish’s repertoire since its debut in 1993, performed with drummer Jon Fishman on lead vocals. While Fishman sing-alongs are often played in jest, there’s no denying that “Purple Rain” is a fan favorite among Phish – and Fish – performances.With that in mind, Jazz Is Phish took the Prince classic and made it their own last night. Bassist Anthony Wellington spoke about performing with Victor Wooten at Paisley Park for Prince’s birthday, and reflected on the opportunity to meet Prince at the event. Watch how it all goes down below, thanks to Chris Cafiero:For fans heading to New Orleans for Jazz Fest this week, do not miss Jazz Is Phish’s performance on what we’re affectionally calling ‘Tribute Night’ at The Howlin’ Wolf. The late night show, held after the NOLA Crawfish Festival on April 26th (during the “daze between” Jazz Fest) features an all-star Amy Winehouse tribute, a set from Turkuaz playing The Band, a Phish-inspired set from Holly Bowling, covers from the Joe Marcinek Band, and Jazz Is Phish! What a night of music!For details about that upcoming performance, head here. Last night’s setlist can be seen below:Setlist: Jazz Is Phish at the Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA – 4/21/16Set: You Enjoy Myself, Ghost, Alumni Blues-> Letter To Jimmy Page -> Alumni Blues, Camel Walk, Meat, Brother, Lawn Boy, Dinner And A Movie, Fikus (Anthony Wellington Solo), 46 Days-> NICU, Michael Ray Solo, Weigh, Foam, CariniGolgi,  AparatusEncore: Purple Rainlast_img read more

Red Hot Chili Peppers Share Their First New Single Since 2011, Confirm Album Details

first_imgIt’s the Red Hot Chili Peppers announcement we’ve all been waiting for! The funky rock band has just revealed plans to release a new album, The Getaway, on June 17th!RHCP have been talking about this new album for quite some time, as the group’s last studio release was 2011’s I’m With You. To celebrate the new release, the band has dropped the very first single, “Dark Necessities.” Led by a funky bass riff from Flea, the groove has us itching for more new music!Produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich, The Getaway can be pre-ordered here. Check out the tracklisting and upcoming tour dates for RHCP below. The Getaway Tracklisting1.      The Getaway 2.      Dark Necessities3.      We Turn Red4.      The Longest Wave5.      Goodbye Angels6.      Sick Love7.      Go Robot8.      Feasting on the Flowers9.      Detroit10.    This Ticonderoga11.    Encore12.    The Hunter13.    Dreams of a SamuraiRed Hot Chili Peppers Tour Dates05/22 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range05/29 – Napa Valley, CA – BottleRock06/03-05 – Mendig Airfield, Germany – Rock am Ring06/03-05 – Nuremburg, Germany – Rock im Park06/08 – Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival06/10 – Landgraaf, Netherlands – Pinkpop06/10-12 – Nickelsdorf, Austria – Novarock06/29-07/02 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival06/30-07/03 – Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival07/02 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter07/06 – Kiev, Ukraine – U-Park Festival07/09 – Moscow, Russia – Park Live07/10 – Perthshire, Scotland – T in the Park07/15 – Ottawa, Canada – Ottawa Bluesfest07/16 – Quebec City, Canada – Festival d’été de Quebec07/22-24 – Yuzawa-cho, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival07/22-24 – Jinsan, South Korea – Valley Rock Festival07/29-31 – Montreal, Canada – Osheaga Festival07/30 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza08/25 – Belfast, Northern Ireland – Tennent’s Vital08/26-27 – Reading, England – Reading Festival08/26-27 – Leeds, England – Leeds Festivallast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Announces 2nd Annual Chucktown Ball With Great Special Guests

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee has announced the exciting return of the Chucktown Ball. Just days after completing their two-night UMBowl run, Umphrey’s McGee has revealed plans for something of a hometown celebration in Charleston, SC, as a number of the band members currently live in the area. Taking place from September 23-24 at Riverfront Park, the two night run will see four full sets from Umphrey’s McGee!Not only that, but UM has announced a lineup of very special guests. On September 23rd, UM will rock out with Moon Taxi and The Dead 27s. One day later, they’ll get support from The Floozies, Dangermuffin and The Hip Abduction. This has the makings for a very special weekend of music! The band will also donate a portion of proceeds to MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, supporting a great cause within the community.Last year’s event was quite the celebration, as UM settled in for three solid nights of rocking music. By bringing in other artists and moving from The Music Farm to the outdoor Riverfront Park, UM is certainly taking this event to the next level. The band will be well rested too, as the Chucktown Ball comes a full month after the band’s final scheduled tour date, at LOCKN’ Festival from 8/25-28. You can see UM’s full summer tour plans here.As per UM’s website: Pre-sale and umVIP on-sale will begin on Tuesday, May 10, at 12:00 pm ET. During pre-sale, we will offer a limited amount of deeply discounted two-day early-bird tickets for $55.00. Snag these while supplies last. Public on-sale begins Thursday, May 12, at 12:00 pm ET. More information can be found here.last_img read more

Michael Jackson Released “Thriller” On This Day In 1982

first_imgYou don’t have to be born in the 80’s or earlier to know hits like “Thriller,” “Wanna Be Startin’ Something,” or “Billie Jean.” And if you don’t, it’s time to crawl out from under that rock you’ve been living under. On this day, back in 1982 (November 30th, to be exact) Michael Jackson released his sixth solo album, Thriller, which went on to become the best-selling record of all time, certified 32x multi-platinum, and win eight Grammy Awards.Thriller, produced by Quincy Jones, was a veritable hit-maker, with Jackson penning four songs along with songwriter Rod Temperton creating three songs, including the album’s title track. It also featured guest spots from Paul McCartney (“The Girl Is Mine”), Eddie Van Halen and Toto’s Steve Lukather on “Beat It” (the former taking the ripping guitar solo), and the haunting spoken words of legendary actor Vincent Price reciting the closing lyrics to “Thriller” (easily one of the best videos ever created).While every music video of Jackson’s featured some of the best choreography known to man, the videos for “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” and especially “Thriller” left a lasting impression on generations of future dancers and performers, including Usher, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, and more. They didn’t call him The King Of Pop for nothing. Let’s take a look at these classic songs and subsequent videos:“Beat It”:“Billie Jean”:“Thriller”:You can stream the album in full, below.[all videos courtesy of MichaelJacksonVEVO]last_img read more

Spring Awakening Extends Broadway Engagement

first_img Related Shows You’ll have a little longer to believe! Deaf West’s revival of Spring Awakening will extend on Broadway through January 24, 2016; the production had previously been set to end its limited engagement at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on January 9. Waitress is scheduled to begin previews at the venue in March.Starring Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, along with Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winners Krysta Rodriguez and Andy Mientus and more, the musical is currently in preview and will officially open on September 27. Michael Arden’s production previously played two different engagements in Los Angeles. The staging incorporates American Sign Language with the dialogue, as select characters are portrayed as deaf, with additional performers providing their voices. The show features choreography by Spencer Liff.Spring Awakening, featuring music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater, is based on Frank Wedekind’s 1891 play by the same name. It follows a group of teenagers as they navigate through their sexual and intellectual blossoming, with varying degrees of support from adult figures in their lives. The original production won eight Tony Awards in 2007 including Best Musical.The cast also features Camryn Manheim, Patrick Page, Russell Harvard as well as over a dozen newcomers, including Austin McKenzie as Melchior, Sandra Mae Frank as Wendla, Katie Boeck as the voice of Wendla, Daniel Durant as Moritz and Alex Boniello as the voice of Moritz. Spring Awakening View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016last_img read more

Bladderwort Research

first_imgWith the advent of CRISPR technologies and other precise genome editing methods, it has become faster and easier for crop scientists to breed new varieties. But there are still a few technical roadblocks that need to be overcome.Supported by a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant, University of Georgia researchers plan to dismantle some of those roadblocks in the next few years.UGA Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Professors Wayne Parrot and Jason Wallace hope to develop new tools to insert multiple traits into a plant’s genome at one time. Currently, when researchers insert multiple genes simultaneously, the genes tend to generate “cross talk” among their signals and degrade the expression of each trait.“It’s like trying to have a conversation on your phone while standing next to five other people all doing the same thing,” explained Wallace. “What we need is a way of separating the signals so each gene can have its own conversation and not worry about what’s going on around it.“Biotechnology is a powerful tool for both research and for creating more sustainable and resilient crop varieties,” Wallace said. “We’ve made amazing progress, but the tools we have just aren’t enough to meet the enormous challenges we’re facing. The more we can expand that toolbox, the better we can address these challenges.”Almost all plants have evolved to avoid cross talk between genes by maintaining large spaces between the genes in their genome. Parrot and Wallace are turning to one of the few plants that has evolved a tightly-spaced genome — the carnivorous, aquatic weed bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) — to find out how to put multiple genes close together without interference.Bladderwort is an ideal plant to use for this problem because of its very small genome. The bladderwort genome contains just 82 million letters of DNA. This is 40 times smaller than the human genome and much smaller than most crop genomes. While the genome itself is physically smaller, it contains the same number of genes as other plants. This means that bladderwort genes are packed very close together and still avoid signal interference between the genes.Researchers think that bladderwort genes stay independent of each other because of the short “insulator” sequences that lie between them. Insulators are thought to exist in most plant genomes, but they are hard to find.By looking at the small bladderwort genome, Parrott and Wallace expect to zero in on these key sequences relatively quickly. Once found, researchers will be able to use these sequences to put genes close together without their signals bleeding into each other. Finding these sequences in bladderwort may even be useful for identifying similar sequences in other, much larger genomes, like rice or wheat.Once discovered, all of this information will be made public through the searchable Addgene vector database so that other researchers can use it. The grant period will run from 2019 through 2021, but Wallace said that some parts of the project are already underway.For more information or for updates on the project’s progress, visit wallacelab.uga.edu. For more information about the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, visit cropsoil.uga.edu.last_img read more

Adani Group CFO says company not interested in India’s coal mine auctions

first_imgAdani Group CFO says company not interested in India’s coal mine auctions FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:India’s largest coal mining services provider and trader Adani Enterprises Ltd is not interested in participating in the country’s first ever coal mine auctions for the private sector, an executive said on Thursday.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June opened up coal mining without end-use restrictions and provided financial incentives to attract investment in India, which has the world’s fourth largest coal reserves.When asked to comment on these coal mining reforms and if Adani would participate in domestic auctions for coal mines, the Group’s Chief Financial Officer Jugeshinder Singh said he would restrict participation to mining services. “Not really until and unless it related to mining services, not commercial coal (mining),” Singh said in a post-earnings conference call on Thursday.Adani Group’s position highlights the struggles of the global coal sector, which has been battered by low prices and falling demand. It also highlights challenges India – the world’s second biggest coal market after China – will face in attracting private sector investors into coal as it attempts to become a net exporter.Earlier on the call, Singh had said Adani Group was deemphasising commercial coal mining. “Coal-related and mining-related businesses are becoming an increasingly insignificant part of the group’s portfolio,” Singh told reporters, adding that the company’s Carmichael project in Australia would be less ambitious than initially envisioned.“Carmichael rather than being a mining business is now a support business for Adani Power,” he said.[Sudarshan Varadhan]More: India’s Adani not interested in domestic coal mine auctions – CFOlast_img read more

Pine Mountain, Kentucky

first_img Downtown Elkhorn City The Russell Fork River of Pine Mountain, Kentucky This pool right downtown attracts the float crowd. The gorgeous valley of the Russell Fork You are here. No lifeguard on duty. The Russell Fork at low water. Steve Ruth points out his favorite rapids. Pining for the mountain: Pine Mountain is the go-to spot for Eastern Kentucky adventurists.In the heart of coal country, straddling the border of Virginia and Kentucky, lays the outdoor playground of Pine Mountain. The 120-mile ridge was once a barrier to western expansion of the early American settlements – only the Cumberland River dissects the entire ridge. The area now provides some of the most scenic natural expanses in the East.The ridge traverses three states. Because of the way it was formed, the ridge creates two distinctly different habitats on either side of its zenith.“Everything to the east of the Pine Mountain Ridge is very wrinkled and low hills; everything to the west is more rolling, higher peaks,” says Elkhorn City, Ky., resident Steve Ruth.Ruth should know. He grew up with Pine Mountain in his backyard and credits the area’s natural resources for keeping him around. Since 1994, Ruth has run www.russellfork.info, posting real-time information about the Russell Fork River and contributes to the Kentucky Tourism Adventure Blog.“The primary thing that really keeps me here now is the Russell Fork River. I’m a kayaker, and I have one of the best rivers in the world in my backyard.”The Russell Fork runs through Breaks Interstate Park at the northern end of Pine Mountain and is well known as one of the premier creek boating rivers in the U.S. Rafting is limited, but kayakers are drawn to the narrow river due to its fast and technical whitewater. Though the river can be run year-round as a Class VI+, the thrills get magnified in the fall. During four weeks in October, the Army Corps of Engineers lowers the Flanagan Dam from summer levels to winter levels. The water flows down the Pound River into the Russell Fork, transforming it from an already formidable creeking run into a Class V monster that draws paddlers from around the world.“Folks come from literally all over the world. I’ve met folks from New Zealand, Japan, Brazil, other parts of South America, even folks coming in from South Africa.”Despite its reputation for whitewater, the Russell Fork also provides opportunities for the more casual water enthusiast. Sandwiching the Class IV-V gorge section of the river are less intimidating Class II-III sections of whitewater with fantastic views perfect for beginner and intermediate paddlers. Because of the cold water that trickles out of the dam, the Pound and Russell Fork rivers have also developed into prime trout fisheries.“The primary vibe has been boating culture, but we have a pretty strong fishing culture,” said Ruth. “Virginia stocks brown trout, Kentucky stocks rainbows, so there are a lot of trout in the river and we also have trophy smallmouth. The Virginia side of the fish and wildlife claim that they actually have trout reproducing. It’s a pretty popular river for fishing also.”Feel like being an even more casual observer? Ruth suggests a short hike to one of the biggest rapids on the Russell Fork, deemed El Horrendo.“El Horrendo, which is a Class V, totals about a 35-40 foot drop, but not all at once. The way the terrain works there it’s almost in a little amphitheater,” he said. “It’s a place where a lot of folks hang out and watch. There is actually a railroad that goes through the canyon and folks will hike the railroad to get to that spot and watch the carnage.”Besides the river, the other main draw of the area is the stunning views along the abundant trails of Pine Mountain, including sections of the Pine Mountain Trail. While still under construction, eventually the Pine Mountain Trail will traverse the entire 120-mile ridge from Breaks Interstate Park in the north to Cumberland Gap National Historic Park in the South. Birch Knob, the most northern section of the Pine Mountain Trail, is complete.“There are great loop opportunities in the [Birch Knob] section. Once you get onto the ridge, you can get on the main trail and head south. Once you commit to that, you are pretty much committed to a 20-mile, multi-day hike. It’s 23 miles of trail from Elkhorn City to Jenkins and Pound Gap, right on the Virginia-Kentucky state line.”For shorter day hikes, head to Breaks Interstate Park.“The system of trails within the Breaks Park proper is a great system of trails, nothing longer than a day hike but really well maintained trails,” he said. “It is up and down; there is no flat. Even once you get up on the main ridge of the mountain, still the ridge is up and down, but you’ve got great views. You look one way, you’re looking out across Kentucky; you look the other way, you’re looking out across Virginia.”CrossroadsDamascus, Va., holds the title of Trail Town, USA, but Elkhorn City, Ky., sits at a crossroads itself. The northern part of the Pine Mountain Trail is complete and runs through town outskirts. This trail will eventually run the length of the ridge and also become an important link in the Great Eastern Trail. The Great Eastern Trail is planned to parallel the A.T. and run from Alabama to New York.Along with these foot paths, U.S. Bicycle Route 76 also runs through Elkhorn City. Originally part of the Bikecentennial ride across America from East to West to celebrate the bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence, the route stretches over 4,000 miles from Yorktown, Va., to Reedsport, Ore. Still used by ambitious cyclists each year, Elkhorn City sees between 500 and 1000 bikers come through a summer.center_img Ratliff Hole, affectionately called 'Rat Hole' by the locals. The soaring cliffs of Pine Mountain. Overlooking the Russell Fork The Russell Fork provides unparalleled creek boat action. The Rusty Fork Cafe is a classic paddlers haunt. At the cross roads of the Pine Mountain Trail Read about a few climbing areas, that until recently, were not open to the public.last_img read more

Board continues MJP work

first_img September 15, 2003 Regular News Board continues MJP work Board continues MJP workcenter_img Amendments to the Bar’s proposed rules package on multijurisdictional practices which will allow an international business arbitration center to locate in Florida are being worked out, the Board of Governors has been told.Bar UPL Counsel Lori Holcomb told the board it could have the rule package at its December meeting for final approval.The board expected to give final approval at its August 22 meeting, but at the Annual Meeting in June the Business Law and International Law sections raised objections. They said the MJP rules as written would prevent the Free Trade Area of the Americas from locating its headquarters and international business arbitration center in Miami.Holcomb told the board the problem is the proposed MJP rules do not allow any temporary practice by a foreign-licensed lawyer in Florida.The Bar’s special commission that drafted the MJP rules revisited the issue, she said, and has now proposed that foreign-licensed attorneys be allowed to temporarily practice in the state. Requiring the foreign license would be a safeguard, Holcomb said.The International Law Section has also requested that those lawyers be exempted from a requirement to notify The Florida Bar when they handle an arbitration and also pay a fee, she said, adding overall, the section likes the changes.“If they can get things wrapped up in September, we hope to be back before the board in December,” Holcomb told the board.Gov. Jeb Bush’s office has contacted Bar President Miles McGrane about the issue since Atlanta is also wooing the FTAA.McGrane noted, “I’ve been told the governor’s office is happy with the modifications we have made, and they believe this has fixed the problem.”last_img read more

PSSI’s first female secretary-general Ratu Tisha resigns

first_imgRatu Tisha Destria, the first female secretary-general for the Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI), has announced her resignation from the position on her personal social media account.“Dear friends, on Monday April 13, 2020 I submitted my official resignation letter from the secretary-general position to the PSSI.“I am grateful that I have been given the opportunity to work for the PSSI members, players, coaches, referees, match commissioners, instructors and all soccer lovers since July 17, 2017,” said Tisha in her Instagram account, @ratu.tisha, which was posted on Monday. She went on to say that she was honored to be able to be a part of the new history of Indonesian soccer, including establishing creative businesses, reviving Indonesian women’s soccer and winning the bid to host the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in 2021.In the post, Tisha hoped that all Indonesian soccer lovers would never stop supporting Indonesian soccer. She did not reveal her plans after PSSI, however she said she had always loved and would continue loving soccer.In response, PSSI chief Mochamad Iriawan said he respected Tisha’s decision.“I respect Ratu Tisha’s decision, and I thank her for her dedication as the secretary-general,” Iriawan said in a statement as published on the PSSI official website, pssi.org.The PSSI has yet to decide who will replace Tisha.Tisha, cofounder of soccer statistic company LabBola, earned a Master of Arts degree from FIFA Master in 2013, according to tribunnews.com. The FIFA Master, which offers an International Master’s in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport program, is organized by the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES) in partnership with De Montfort University in Leicester, England, SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy and the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Tisha took a role in PSSI’s success for winning the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Member Association of The Year 2018/2019. The federation awarded the title for PSSI’s ability in hosting domestic and international competitions as well as developing the sport in the country. (nkn)Topics :last_img read more