After playing today at Merryland Music Fest at Columbia, Maryland’s famous Merriweather Post Pavillion, the quintet will continue their current summer tour this Thursday, July 14th, at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon. Jamgrass superstars Greensky Bluegrass played a characteristically strong show at Charleston, South Carolina’s Music Farm this past Friday, July 8th. The show featured 21 songs over two sets and an encore, but one of the biggest highlights of the night was the pair of covers to end the second set, played with their usual twangy flair–The Band‘s “The Shape I’m In” (from 1970’s Stage Fright) into Bruce Springsteen‘s “Atlantic City” (from the Boss’s 1982 acoustic album Nebraska).Thanks to archive.org user @chrisdavis, you can stream the full show below:Ellison White Photography was on the scene, and you can see his images below. As Ellison tells us, the AC in the venue went out during the show, creating quite the sweltering situation. At least the heat of the music matched that of the room!
From there, the group moved into a cover of the classic “Feels Like Making Love” by Roberta Flack. Contrasted with The Band’s song that came before it, the funk number was a discrete shift both in tone and with the chemistry among the musicians on stage. As Divinsky noted, “With ‘Feels Like Making Love,’ at that point in the show, we had all become really comfortable with each other and the vibe, so this was the first time we really opened up and explored the reaches of what we were capable of.”The Road To Rooster Walk: Lyle Divinsky Of The Motet Talks SongwritingBefore the end of their performance, The Soul Survivor’s performed the title track of Divinsky’s solo album, Uneven Floors. (You can check out the album for yourself in full here.) As the show rolled to its close ahead of the final song “Hitman,” “Uneven Floors” was a powerful way to begin to wind down their set. With Divinsky’s soulful vocals, Farnsworth’s lyric keys, and Shmeeans’ gorgeous guitar stylings, the song was an example of the emotional range the group can portray with ease. Divinsky spoke on the meaning of “Uneven Floors” as well: “By the time the bridge comes, there’s a supreme arrival musically and emotionally. Shmeeans entered in with a straight up transcendent solo that brought the moment to a fully spiritual place for me. This song means so much to me, and to experience it in a new place with these incredible musicians for the first time nearly brought me to tears. I may have been luckiest guy in the entire world in that exact moment in time.”Setlist: Lyle Divinsky & The Soul Survivors | Cervantes’ Other Side | Denver, CO | 6/15/2017Set: Strengthen My Soul (Acapella Original), Disaster -> (Original), Can’t Hide Love (Earth Wind & Fire), Two Trains (Little Feat), Fallin (Original), Woman’s Gotta Have it (Bobby Womack), It Makes No Difference (The Band), Feel Like Makin Love (Roberta Flack), Ring My Bell (Rance Allen), Uneven Floors (Original), Hit Man (Original)Encore: Footsteps in the Dark (Isley Brothers) On Thursday evening, Lyle Divinsky brought his latest solo project, Lyle Divinsky’s Soul Survivors, to Cervantes’ Other Side in Denver, marking the first time The Motet vocalist has performed a show dedicated to his own originals in Colorado. Divinsky tapped Lettuce’s Adam Deitch (Drums) and Adam Smirnoff (Guitar) along with Mingo Fishtrap’s Dane Farnsworth (Keys) and Kyle Hollingworth Band’s Paul McDaniel (Bass) to round out the lineup for his Soul Survivors, making for a stellar crew to help bring his soulful numbers (as well as a healthy number of covers) to life.The Motet’s Lyle Divinsky Shares Soulful Cover Of “Fell On Black Days” As Tribute To Chris CornellAs the singer noted, “This show was really special to me. It was the first time I’ve brought my original music to Colorado. I had released my solo album, Uneven Floors, exactly a month before The Motet and I started talking, so the album had to be put on the back burner and for the most part ignored. Most people now associate me with heavy funk, but soul has always been what I’m drawn to. I haven’t seen a lot of soul music around Denver, so I was at the same time anxious and exhilarated. The band and the crowd far exceeded all hopes and expectations. Everyone on and off stage was ready to go any and every step of the journey together, whether it was an original they had never heard, a familiar funky groove, or a patient ballad. It only furthered my love and appreciation for the Colorado community and their relentless love and support for live music.”Two TrainsThe show opened with an a capella rendition of Divinsky’s original “Strengthen My Soul,” with the audience reverent as the singer showed off his vocal chops to start the show. The first string of opening numbers was a highlight of the night, with the rest of the band dropping in and making for an explosive transition into another original, “Disaster.” From there, the group moved directly through to the first cover of the evening, Earth Wind & Fire’s “Can’t Hide Love.” This spirited three-song sprint to start the show was augmented by the energy brought forth during Dane Farnsworth’s solo in “Can’t Hide Love.”After Little Feat’s “Two Trains,” another Divinsky original “Fallin’,” and Bobby Womack’s “Woman’s Gotta Have It,” the Soul Survivors put on a stellar rendition of The Band’s “It Makes No Difference,” marking another highlight of the evening. As Divinsky told Live For Live Music, “‘It Makes No Difference’ was an incredibly powerful part of the set for me. It’s one of my favorite songs, but it’s a different song than most people hear from me. I don’t know if anyone saw an acoustic guitar-driven slow soul/Americana ballad coming from a band like this, but everyone in the audience was fully there to go wherever we could take them. There was so much space, I felt like I could be in the song fully, exploring subtleties and nuances throughout the whole of it. Dane’s harmonies really drove the choruses, and then Adam Smirnoff’s solo to take it out was on another level. I was in heaven.”It Makes No Difference
When AEG Presents and the owners of Brooklyn, NY’s Barclays Center (Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment) purchased Manhattan nightlife staple Webster Hall earlier this year, they announced plans to spend roughly $10 million sometime in the near future renovating the multi-floor venue’s Grand Ballroom, Studio room, and Marlin Room in hopes of bringing them up to contemporary standards and adding a few more customer features. Now, the East Village venue has announced that its final night before it closes down for an extended period of time upgrades. The venue has planned a series of “Final Shows,” which include gigs with Rag N’ Bone Man, Good Charlotte, and more scheduled to perform and “goodbye nights” for its regular weekly party nights. The last listed performance in the Grand Ballroom is singer-songwriter Michelle Branch on August 8th, while the following night’s Marateck record release show in The Studio is the final overall performance on the Webster docket.AEG Presents And Barclays Center Owners To Purchase NYC’s Webster HallWhen it reopens, the venue’s booking will be handled by Bowery Presents, which was also acquired by AEG last year. According to Timeout New York, “Webster Hall has had many different forms since the first theater was built on the site in 1886. In the 1980s, it operated as storied club the Ritz, and since the ’90s has been run by the Ballinger family. As one of the biggest independent venues in city, Webster Hall has always had a kind of grimy charm. It’s unclear how much of that will change with the new iteration, but you may want to say your goodbyes.”Gerard McNamee Jr., the general manager of the venue’s weekly Saturday club night, GOTHAM, comment on the venue’s indefinite closing in a post on his Facebook page:While we’ll miss the appropriately labeled “grimy charm” of Webster Hall in its current form, we can’t wait to see what upgrades the venue’s new owners make![h/t – Timeout New York]
You can check out a full track list and stream the new live compilation below via Spotify:Aqueous – Element Pt. II – Tracklist: Skyway – (5/25/17 Summer Camp)Don’t Do It – (9/29/17 Glens Falls)Marty – (8/25/17 Night Lights Festival)Weight Of the Word – (9/13/17 Minneapolis)Uncle Phil’s Parachute – (2/7/17 Kansas)Random Company – (Iowa 9/12/17)Triangle (9/7/17 Steamboat Springs)For more information on upcoming Aqueous shows and releases, head to the band’s website.[Cover photo – Phierce Photo by. Keith G.; Instagram: @PhiercePhoto] Trick or Treat! On this All Hallows Eve, Buffalo groove-rock quartet Aqueous have released a brand new compilation of live tracks, Element Pt. II, the second installment of their live compilation series. As guitarist Mike Gantzer explained when the series began this past Spring, “When we’re in the studio we tend to focus deeply on song structure, composition, lyrical content/depth etc, but for the live release, we wanted to put a spotlight on some of the longer and more exploratory improvisations that we’ll do within songs when we perform them live.”Aqueous Releases New Live Album, “Element Pt. I” [Full Stream]After taking input from countless hardcore fans and delving through the recordings of their many shows from throughout this year, the band selected seven tracks for the second volume in their live Element series, showing the diversity and contrast in their repertoire while maintaining a concert-like flow. The new Element set showcases a wide swath of tools from the band’s arsenal, like the “halftime rage groove” of “Skyway” from Summer Camp, the patient dance build of “Don’t Do It” from last month in Glens Falls, NY, the acoustic chill-out of “Marty” from Night Lights Festival in August, and the organic, smooth groove of complex recent composition “Weight of the Word.” From there, the EP rounds out with the dark, grimy dance-prog vibes of “Uncle Phil’s Parachute” from the band’s show in Kansas this past winter, the uplifting, Phish-y sound of “Random Company” from their Iowa show last month, and their exploratory “Triangle” from their 9/7 show in Steamboat Springs, CO.
JAMESTOWN – High Pressure will continue to dominate the regional weather through much of the upcoming week, with a slow gradual increase in temperatures. Today will be a repeat of yesterday, all-be-it a tad bit warmer. Sun filled skies with highs in the low-60’s.Clear skies continue tonight with lows dropping into the low to mid-30’s. Frost and freeze advisories will more than likely be issued again.Dry and sunny conditions look to hold steady through at least Wednesday. Highs in the mid-60’s for Monday and Tuesday, eventually reaching the low-70’s by Wednesday. Looking to the end of next week, there is a slight chance of a shower for Thursday, otherwise the sunny weather looks to continue with highs rebounding into the mid-70’sWNYNewsNow is a proud Ambassador for the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation program.Share: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)
Northern District Bankruptcy Court to amend its rules The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida has proposed changes to its local rules.Beginning June 5, the text of these changes may be found on the court’s Web site at www.flnb.uscourts.gov.Comments from members of the Bar and public are invited and should be directed to: Local Rules Committee, c/o William J. Miller, Jr., 106 East Fourth Ave., Tallahassee 32303, e-mail [email protected], no later than noon on June 30. June 1, 2006 Regular News Northern District Bankruptcy Court to amend its rules
“It’s complicated because you have two crises simultaneously – a health crisis and an economic crisis,” said Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman.”But people are saying, ‘We’ve already had six to seven weeks of this [restriction on activity], what’s another week or two?'”Governments around the world have varied widely in their response to the pandemic since its first known outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan in early December.Authorities in New Zealand and Vietnam have been praised for early moves to halt the spread with social distancing measures while governments in the United States, UK, Japan, Russia and elsewhere have faced criticism for a lack of preparedness.The Edelman survey found, however, that trust in the institution of government had risen across the board, with an overall gain of 11 points from its January survey to an all-time study high of 65%.That figure reflected an appreciation of state support for the economy and the work of public health services. Conversely, only 29% agreed that CEOs and business leaders were doing an “outstanding job” meeting the demands of the moment.”Business will be looked at very closely in the months ahead,” Edelman said, citing how companies perform in areas such as retaining and reskilling workers or using small businesses in their supply chains. Topics : A substantial majority of people around the world want their governments to prioritize saving lives over moves to restart economies being hammered by measures aimed at halting the spread of the new coronavirus, a global survey found.The latest findings of the “Edelman Trust Barometer,” which for two decades has polled tens of thousands of people on their trust in core institutions, challenge the notion that “lockdown fatigue” is rising among populations hit by the pandemic.Overall, 67% of the 13,200-plus people interviewed between April 15 and April 23 agreed with the statement: “The government’s highest priority should be saving as many lives as possible even if it means the economy will recover more slowly.” Just one-third backed the assertion: “It is becoming more important for the government to save jobs and restart the economy than to take every precaution to keep people safe.”The study, produced by US communications company Edelman, was based on fieldwork carried out in Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.Some 76% of Japanese respondents agreed public health should be prioritized over the economy against just 56% in China, where the outbreak was first detected late last year. China now has only a handful of new cases a day, after imposing a strict lockdown earlier.In Canada, the UK and France, 70% or more of the respondents were in favor of prioritizing health concerns. In the United States, where anti-lockdown protests in some cases were encouraged by President Donald Trump, the figure was 66%.
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 30, 2018 Governor Wolf Remarks at York Vigil For Pittsburgh Shooting Victims Hate Crime, National Issues, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf made the following remarks Monday evening at a vigil in York honoring those affected by the Pittsburgh shooting. Here is a video of the remarks.“I am so proud of all the York Countians that have gathered here tonight. I am so sad for the reason that has brought us together.“Because, on Saturday morning in a quiet leafy neighborhood in Pittsburgh a hateful man entered a synagogue and brutally and methodically murdered 11 worshippers.“These worshippers were murdered for no other reason than who they were, the religion they professed, and the God they worshipped.“It was a despicable and cowardly act of anti-Semitism that has no place in our society. It was an act that was fundamentally at odds with who we are: who we are as Pennsylvanians, who we are as Americans, and who we are as human beings.“So, tonight all of us here in York County mourn for the victims, we mourn for their families, we mourn for their friends, we mourn for their neighbors, we mourn for ourselves.“We feel great sadness. We feel great shame as a result of what one human being did to innocent victims in that tragedy in Pittsburgh.“Let us therefore resolve that this heinous act of bigotry will not define who we are, nor will it define how we treat each other.“We must recognize our common humanity as we live our lives.“We must celebrate that common humanity while we rejoice in the distinctions that enrich our lives, enrich our communities, enrich our families.“The events in Pittsburgh remind us of the fragile nature of life. These events remind us that we have a responsibility to each other in guarding that fragile life.“These events in Pittsburgh remind us how much we truly depend on each other.“The first responders, for example, who rushed in to help the victims. The friends and neighbors who reached out to help, and to all of us who mourn. The people from all over the world who reached out to offer solace and comfort.“But in the end, we must all face up to the ugly truth about what happened in Pittsburgh.“The anti-Semitic attack in that synagogue was an attack on each and every one of us. It was an attack on our humanity, it was an attack on our values, it was an attack on who we think we are. It was an attack of our very being.“So, let us use that hateful attack in Pittsburgh to reaffirm our deep and abiding commitment to the simple notion of respect, and let us resolve that the evil forces that propelled that attack have no place in our lives, in our families, in our communities, in our institutions, ever.”
More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019A beautiful view of Moreton Bay at 101 Biggs Ave, Beachmere.The cottage overlooks Moreton Bay and has two bedrooms and one bathroom, smaller than most along the waterfront but great for those looking to downsize.“There was a mixture of demographics of people interested in the property, but there were a lot looking to retire because of the area and affordability,” Mr Adelman said. The beachfront cottage 101 Biggs Ave, Beachmere, sold for just $565,000.This funky Beachmere cottage has sold in a private sale for $565,000 as retirees look to take advantage of a decline in the price of beachfront properties.LJ Hooker Bribie Island marketing agent Len Adelman said there were a number of parties looking at 101 Biggs Ave, with retirees taking the most interest. The fun kitchen at 101 Biggs Ave, Beachmere.Despite the fact the property was advertised with the option for a land-only purchase, the couple who purchased it intend on tidying it up and renting it out, before eventually retiring there in the future. Stunning details in the bedroom of 101 Biggs Ave, Beachmere.He said this reflected the market and could be due to the fact beachfront properties in the area have become more price-friendly over the past few years.“It does reflect the market in the sense that properties on the water have gone down quite a range in price,” Mr Adelman said.
Boris Johnson faces the same Brexit challenges as his predecessor Theresa May when he takes over as prime minister this week, according to asset managers.Johnson was elected leader of the ruling Conservative Party by its members today, replacing May, who quit two months ago after failing to get the UK’s EU withdrawal agreement passed by parliament. He will officially become UK prime minister tomorrow following a meeting with the Queen.While Johnson led his campaign for the leadership promising to leave the EU on 31 October with or without a withdrawal agreement, asset managers today warned that the opposition to both the agreement and a ‘no-deal’ Brexit within parliament meant the new prime minister faced an uphill task in the next three months. Azad Zangana, senior European economist and strategist, Schroders“It is clear that there is no majority for the current withdrawal agreement, and a significant majority against no-deal. Indeed, we expect those opposed to Brexit to successfully raise motions that would compel the government to seek an extension in the absence of a deal being approved by parliament.“Given the low likelihood of a successful re-negotiation, the most likely outcome ahead of the Brexit deadline is therefore another delay.”Leigh Himsworth, portfolio manager at Fidelity International, said: “With Boris Johnson as prime minister, the options facing the UK remain broadly the same: a withdrawal agreement similar to that presented by Theresa May, a general election to win a greater majority for the Conservative Party, or a new [EU membership] referendum.”Philip Smeaton, chief investment officer at UK-based wealth manager Sanlam, added: “While the chances of leaving with a no deal have significantly increased, we still question whether this is a viable route considering the parliamentary arithmetic.“Equally, we don’t believe the EU will cave to the UK’s demands around the Irish backstop… Despite having a new prime minster, it’s still a case of catch 22 for the UK.”Buying opportunity?Although uncertainty would prevail in the short term, some investors speculated that it could signal a buying opportunity for UK assets given the recent fall in the value of sterling and declining appetite for UK equities.Jason Borbora-Sheen, a multi-asset portfolio manager at Investec Asset Management, said uncertainty for investors would “likely continue long into the future as the trading relationship is negotiated” between the UK and the European Union.However, he added that there would “likely be a buying opportunity once there is more clarity over the Brexit outcome”. “[Johnson’s] appointment arguably increases the odds of a hard or no-deal Brexit,” Borbora-Sheen said, “which will likely cause sterling to weaken and would hurt the UK’s near-term growth opportunities, favouring the UK-listed multinationals over domestic plays. After a short while, however, we would expect investors to take advantage of the situation and start to look for oversold opportunities in the UK and add exposure.” Azad Zangana, senior European economist and strategist at Schroders, said Johnson’s Brexit rhetoric – he promised to take the UK out of the EU on 31 October “come what may” – “simply lacks credibility”.“While at some level it makes sense for Johnson to use the threat of no-deal as a negotiation strategy, the fatal flaw is that the parliamentary maths has not changed, and does not support the strategy,” Zangana said. “Boris Johnson was a great supporter of the City of London when he was mayor, and we look forward to working with him to ensure that the investment management industry continues to thrive and grow under his leadership in government”Chris Cummings, chief executive, the Investment AssociationFidelity’s Himsworth said: “While it is easy to argue that the UK equity markets offer great value versus their peer group, this is especially true of a deal or new referendum scenario. The jury remains firmly out regarding a ‘no-deal’ as this would be too much of a step into the unknown.“We may well look back in a few years’ time and regard this period as quite simply one of the best opportunities that we have seen to invest in UK equity markets.”Over the past three years the FTSE All Share has gained 26.4% in sterling terms, according to FE Analytics. However, the S&P 500 is up 49.9% in that period, while the Euro Stoxx 50 index has gained 36.1%.Policy demandsAway from the investment outlook, some industry commentators called for the new prime minister and his cabinet – expected to be appointed within the next few days – to push forward with expected policy decisions and legislation.Helen Morrissey, pension specialist at Royal London, said: “While Boris’s in-tray is likely to be straining under the weight of Brexit related issues there’s a domestic agenda that has been in limbo for far too long. We call upon the prime minister to devote some time to pressing issues such social care funding and the Pensions Bill, which will allow the industry to make much needed progress with initiatives such as the pensions dashboard.”Barnett Waddingham senior consultant Malcolm McLean called for an “urgent review” of the UK’s pension tax relief regime after reports emerged of some doctors having to reduce their working hours in order to avoid huge tax bills for breaching UK pension rules regarding how much individuals can accrue.Several government consultation papers covering various areas of pensions policy have emerged in the past two years, but most have only promised legislation “when parliamentary time allows”.