Before Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, there was Mudcrutch – a band that lasted from 1970-1975 and who reunited in 2007 to release a debut self-titled album and take it on a brief tour in ’08. Here we are six years later, and Mudcrutch’s plans are bigger than ever with their first national tour and the release of their second album, entitled 2.Sticking to the roots of southern rock, the band is currently made up of all original Mudcrutch members Tom Petty (bass/vocals), Tom Leadon (guitar/vocals), Randall Marsh (drums/vocals), as well as Benmont Tench (keyboards/vocals) and Mike Campbell (guitar/vocals), who both also played with Petty and The Heartbreakers.Mudcrutch’s follow-up album is due out May 20 through Reprise Records and can be pre-ordered here. With each pre-order comes a download of three exclusive tracks, including the single “Trailer,” ahead of the street release date. Following the official release, the band will bring their new music on a national tour with The Shelters as support. Concert tickets, which include a copy of the new album, go on-sale Friday, April 1 at 10AM local time and are available here.Check out this official music video for 2008’s “Lover of the Bayou”:2 Tracklist:TrailerDreams of FlyingBeautiful BlueBeautiful WorldI Forgive It AllThe Other Side Of The MountainHopeWelcome To HellSave Your WaterVictim of CircumstanceHungry No MoreMudcrutch 2016 Tour:MAY 26 OGDEN THEATRE – DENVER, CO MAY 29 SUMMER CAMP MUSIC FESTIVAL – CHILLICOTHE, IL MAY 31 RYMAN AUDITORIUM – NASHVILLE, TN JUN 02 TABERNACLE – ATLANTA, GA JUN 03 BUNBURY MUSIC FESTIVAL – CINCINNATI, OH JUN 06 9:30 CLUB – WASHINGTON, DC JUN 07 THE FILLMORE PHILADELPHIA – PHILADELPHIA, PA JUN 10 WEBSTER HALL – NEW YORK, NY JUN 11 WEBSTER HALL – NEW YORK, NY JUN 14 CAPITOL THEATRE – PORT CHESTER, NY JUN 15 HOUSE OF BLUES – BOSTON, MA JUN 19 FILLMORE – SAN FRANCISCO, CA JUN 20 FILLMORE – SAN FRANCISCO, CA JUN 25 THE FONDA THEATRE – LOS ANGELES, CA JUN 26 THE FONDA THEATRE – LOS ANGELES, CA JUN 28 THE OBSERVATORY – SANTA ANA, CA[H/T JamBase]
What good is sitting alone in your room? That’s fine if you’re studying, but otherwise you could be at the Harvard Cabaret, a collaboration by College undergrads and graduate students at the A.R.T. Institute that blends song, dance, mischief, and monologue and that organizers hope will become an annual tradition.At this increasingly stress-filled time of year, it’s also a chance to relax and blow off steam. The cabaret’s various performances, including scenes from established plays as well as original compositions, songs, and dance numbers, all have been organized around the theme of stress.“We figured that’s something that everyone in the Harvard community can relate to,” said sophomore Sam Hagen, a Theater, Dance & Media concentrator who conceived of the show along with A.R.T. Institute student Aida Rocci Ruiz.The two, who met last summer while working at the American Repertory Theater, discussed the idea one day over coffee. Two hours later, they decided “we are going to make this happen,” said Rocci Ruiz. They brought the idea to the institute’s administrative director, Julia Smeliansky, who backed their plan. Then they got to work, sending out a call for proposals from students, finding a performance space, partnering graduates with undergrads on different pieces, and letting the collaborations and the creativity begin. The cabaret includes eight numbers and 30 performers.“We wanted them to collaborate to realize that they can depend on each other’s talents,” said Rocci Ruiz.The cabaret builds on the spirit engendered by the new Theater, Dance & Media concentration, said David Chambers, a longtime professor of directing at the Yale University School of Drama and a visiting Harvard professor who is consulting on the show.“The new concentration and the American Repertory Theater are a major breakthrough for Harvard, and I think it has opened the floodgates. … An idea like this, which was immediately picked up by Julia at the A.R.T. Institute, I think has to do with the new climate.”Chambers is well versed in the Yale Cabaret, a playground for subversion and artistic expression now in its 48th year, with alumni such as Henry Winkler, Sigourney Weaver, and Meryl Streep.“[Cabaret] implies a certain kind of freedom, a challenge to the status quo,” said Chambers. “It’s filled with risk, and that’s why people keep coming back.”With luck, the Harvard Cabaret will keep coming back, too.The Harvard Cabaret plays tonight at 7 and 9:30 at the Signet Society, 46 Dunster St.
It was cool under my granddaddy’s scuppernong arbor. We didn’t have air-conditioning back then. But the return of school would usually bring on the first hint of a cool snap. And with sweet scuppernongs hanging everywhere, it was heaven under there.If you’re a Deep South native, chances are good you have muscadine memories yourself. Generations of Georgians have considered these special grapes one of the best things about the coming of fall.The distinctive flavor of muscadines seems to hint of the years they’ve had to mellow. People were enjoying them in the South long before the first European settlers arrived.Nowadays, people can take their backyard muscadines inside and eat them in cool, modern comfort. And the grapes are more often grown on more efficient trellises.Many More Choices NowWe have many more choices now, too. My granddaddy had the scuppernongs and a trellis of black muscadines. He called the black ones bullaces. I grew up thinking the black ones were bullaces and the bronze ones scuppanons. (We left off the “g” and never really pronounced the “er.”)In the 50 years since then, plant breeders have given muscadine lovers a rainbow of choices in shades of red, bronze, purple and black.All have attributes better than the original, two-centuries-old scuppernong, the first cultivated variety of the native wild grapes. Some of the new muscadine grapes are seedless. Some have more edible skins. Nearly all are sweeter and bigger.”Muscadines today are bigger than a quarter and sinfully sweet,” said Gerard Krewer, an Extension Service horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Sweet So Many WaysAmong the dozens of varieties, some are fresh-fruit favorites. Others are noted for their sweet dessert wines. Many others are wonderful in cider, jellies, preserves and syrups.Georgia has 1,000 acres of commercial muscadine vineyards, most for fresh-market grapes. Krewer figures at least twice that many grow in the state’s backyards.The grapes usually begin ripening in early August in extreme south Georgia. The harvest then moves northward and extends into mid-fall, Krewer said. The sweet, mellow grapes grow everywhere in the state except in the high mountains.Good For You, TooMy granddaddy lived to 90 years old in a time when the life expectancy was around 65. Eating all those muscadines may have helped him live so long.”Research is showing that muscadines are one of nature’s most healthful foods,” Krewer said.Studies at Mississippi State University, he said, found that muscadines are richer in fiber, zinc, manganese, iron and calcium than most other fruits.Later research found that they are one of the world’s richest sources of ellagic acid, which is thought to help prevent cancer, and of resveratrol, which a University of North Carolina medical researcher found to be a potent anticancer compound.Muscadines in SpotlightMuscadines will be in the spotlight when the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin, Ga., hosts the 2001 Georgia/South Carolina Muscadine Meeting and Field Day Sept. 28.The event starts at 9 a.m. and includes lunch and a taste panel of muscadine cultivars. It ends with a 2 p.m. tour of the Experiment Station’s vineyards. Granddaddy would have loved it.The fee is $25 until Sept. 21 and $30 after that. Couples may attend for $40 (if preregistered by Sept. 21). To sign up, get a registration form at the nearest county extension office. Or call (770) 229-3477.
The Vermont Working Landscape Partnership announces the release of Investing in our Farm and Forest Future. This nonpartisan Action Plan offers five recommendations to help reinvigorate the state’s rural economy.· Build a major campaign to celebrate the distinctiveness of the working landscape that is Vermont.· Target strategic investment through a Vermont Agriculture and Forest Products Development Fund.· Designate and support ‘Working Lands.’· Develop tax revenue to support working landscape enterprise development and conservation.· Create a State Planning Office and activate the Development Cabinet. The Vermont Working Landscape Council developed this plan. Its sixteen members have deep expertise in issues pertaining to farm and forest enterprises and rural development in Vermont. Its report also identifies challenges and opportunities for the working landscape, trends for the future, and goals for the proposed policy changes.‘We have an historic opportunity for a Natural Resource Renaissance that will keep Vermont’s land working for all of us for many generations,’ explains VWL Council Chair and Former Vermont Secretary of Agriculture Roger Allbee. ‘But we must all support the significant investment it will take to rejuvenate our land-based businesses.’The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) launched this broad-based partnership as a way to focus efforts to keep our farm and forest economy healthy and prosperous. The report is available online at www.vtrural.org(link is external) or by contacting VCRD at 802-223-6091 or by email at [email protected](link sends e-mail).‘We know how much Vermonters value and benefit from the Working Landscape,’ says VCRD Executive Director Paul Costello. ‘Implementing these recommendations is our best strategy for ensuring the future of our greatest asset.’This focus on the Working Landscape stems from the extensive work by the Council on the Future of Vermont. In interviews and surveys with thousands of Vermonters, the state’s working landscape emerged as a top priority.The Partnership formed following a packed State House summit in December of 2010. There are currently almost 500 individual and 170 organizational members from all parts of the state and the numbers continue to increase. To learn more visit www.vtrural.org(link is external) .Use this link if you prefer to go directly to the .pdf of the report.http://vtrural.org/sites/default/files/library/files/working%20landscape…(link is external)
There are a lot of reasons to save your money. You need money to retire one day, your car isn’t going to last forever, and you might be ready to buy your first (or fourth) house. Whatever reason you’re coming up with, I’d bet it’s important to you. Saving money isn’t always easy (especially when you’re first starting out after college), but if you have a savings goal, here are some tips for helping you get there…Take advantage of opportunities: If your company has a 401(k) matching program, that, my friends, is an opportunity. Whatever the maximum match amount is, I’d suggest you max that bad boy out. I mean it’s literally free money. It’s a benefit that you’re basically saying “nah I’m good” to if you don’t max it out. And if you’re just starting out in your career, you won’t miss the half that you’re contributing at all. Don’t even think about this one. Just do it.Hide it from your checking account: Another simple idea for beefing up a savings account is to send a portion of your direct deposit directly into your savings account. Even something as small as 10% will add up fast, especially if you don’t check the balance every week. Again, once you get used to the 90% that’s going into your checking account, you won’t really miss that 10% that you’re choosing to save.Dream about the future: 2020 has definitely overstayed it’s welcome. It’s the Cousin Eddie of years. But, the good news is, Christmas is right around the corner. And if I’ve learned anything from experience, once New Years gets here, it’s basically summer before you know it. Even though you may feel a little like a prisoner inside your own house right now, it’s okay to dream about a 2021 vacation destination. Whether you’re saving that vacation fund in a separate savings account or a good ol’ mason jar, having a location in mind is a great way to stay inspired when it comes to saving money. 57SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
President Trump won a series of key battlegrounds early on Wednesday morning, including Florida, Ohio and Iowa, as Joseph R. Biden Jr. expressed confidence he would ultimately prevail across key Northern states and Arizona as the presidential contest turned into a state-by-state slog that could drag deeper into the week.“We believe we are on track to win this election,” Mr. Biden said in a brief speech after 12:30 a.m. Eastern, saying he was “optimistic” about the outcome once all the votes were counted. – Advertisement – No full states had yet flipped from their 2016 results as of 1 a.m., but several key states had huge portions of ballots still to be counted. Mr. Biden did flip a single Electoral College vote that Mr. Trump had won in 2016, carrying Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, which includes Omaha. With millions of legitimate votes still waiting to be counted, Mr. Trump prematurely and recklessly declared that he won the election. Appearing at the White House, he pressed for more vote counting in Arizona, where he is behind, and called to stop the count where he is ahead as he baselessly declared the election “a fraud on the American public.” In an unprecedented move that drew bipartisan condemnation, the president said he intended to go to the Supreme Court to intervene to halt the legitimate counting of the vote.- Advertisement – “We’re going to win this,” Mr. Biden said, urging “patience.”Mr. Biden’s win in Nebraska’s 2nd District was only one of the 270 Electoral College votes that he needs. But it could prove important. It opened a potential pathway to the White House without winning Pennsylvania, if Mr. Biden carried all the states that Mrs. Clinton did and added Michigan, Arizona and Wisconsin, plus Nebraska’s lone vote.In a briefing for donors on Tuesday night, Biden campaign officials acknowledged underperforming among Cuban-Americans in the Miami area, but saw positive signs with their strength in some suburbs in Ohio that they said could be predictive across the Midwest, according to two people familiar with the matter.Campaign officials signaled that Biden’s team was preparing to wait for votes to be counted in three Northern battlegrounds that Mr. Trump carried in 2016 — Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin — where it still feels bullish.North Carolina and Arizona could still be called relatively quickly. But vote-counting in the so-called former “blue wall” that Mr. Trump flipped in 2016 — Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania — is not expected to be completed until later in the week. The most encouraging sign on the map for Mr. Biden was in Arizona, where he was leading in a state that Mr. Trump won in 2016. He won New Hampshire and Minnesota, two states that Hillary Clinton had only narrowly carried four years ago and that Mr. Trump had once hoped to flip in 2020. – Advertisement – So far, Mr. Trump was holding off Mr. Biden in two Southern states that the former vice president had hoped to snatch back from the Republican column: Georgia and North Carolina. These were not must-win states for Mr. Biden, but he spent heavily in both states and visited them in the final stretch of the campaign. Mr. Biden lost Texas, a long-shot hope that some Democrats invested in late in hopes of earning a landslide repudiation of Mr. Trump that did not arrive. Georgia has not gone Democratic since 1992. But while Mr. Trump held a narrow lead, much of the remaining vote to be counted appeared to be in the greater Atlanta area, where Mr. Biden performed strongest.Shortly after Mr. Biden spoke, Mr. Trump responded on Twitter, misleadingly saying he was “up big” and claiming without evidence that “they are trying to STEAL the election.” Twitter immediately marked it as content that was “disputed and might be misleading.” – Advertisement –
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The Blog Due to persistent issues with Pennsylvania’s structural finances and past budgetary practices, the Office of the Budget found it necessary to take a Short Term Investment Program (STIP) loan from Treasury.When Governor Wolf took office, we inherited a budget deficit of more than $2 billion. While we have made significant progress reducing the deficit, including the enactment of a 2016-17 budget with recurring and sustainable revenue, more work remains. Cash flow needs will require short term borrowing to continue throughout the fiscal year, until newly adopted revenues are fully implemented and collected.We have recently seen positive signs regarding the commonwealth’s financial outlook from S&P, who removed the commonwealth from CreditWatch, Moody’s, who revised the commonwealth’s financial outlook to stable and upgraded our school district intercept programs, and from the results of our $1.2 billion bond sale that received strong interest from multiple banks and showed that the market recognizes that Pennsylvania is on stronger financial footing.All of these recent actions will allow the commonwealth and districts to borrow money at lower costs and save taxpayers money. The governor looks forward to continuing to work with the legislature to finally fix the deficit and move the commonwealth forward. SHARE TWEET Governor’s Budget Office Secures Short-term Loan from Treasury By: Jeff Sheridan, Press Secretary Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf August 18, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
186 Laurel Ave, ChelmerFloating timber stairs wind up to the first floor of the residence, where the main bedroom takes over one side of the level. It includes carpet, two private decks, a walk-in wardrobe, sitting area, study and an ensuite with double vanity and timber finish.The four remaining bedrooms, all of which have built-in wardrobes, include two with private balconies and one with an ensuite. They circle an open study with built-in desks and a shared bathroom with a shower and bath. Ducted airconditioning and large windows with timber shutters ensure year-round comfort and privacy throughout the house.Agent Peter May said the residence was rich in history and architectural beauty, with the promise of easy living in a welcoming setting. 186 Laurel Ave, ChelmerSet behind a front gate and established lawn, the house’s main entrance is to the ground floor, where travertine tiling, neutral tones and large windows offer a welcoming first impression.Taking centre stage, the kitchen features Gaggenau appliances, stone bench tops, a pantry and soft-close drawers, with the surrounding living and dining rooms featuring polished tiles and an abundance of natural light. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago 186 Laurel Ave, Chelmer“With numerous indoor and outdoor living environments found in few other Brisbane properties, it is sure to delight those who love both entertaining and peaceful solitude,” Mr May said. 186 Laurel Avenue Chelmer Qld 4068. Picture: Realestate.com.auTHIS dream home in Brisbane has a hidden gem in the form of an 880-bottle wine cellar, part of the many charms its owners put in during an extravagant renovation.The five bedroom, three bathroom, three car space home at 186 Laurel Ave, Chelmer, marketed by Peter May and Brad Robson of Place Graceville, is set to go to auction at 10am on May 6.This Queenslander, which is open for inspection from 1 to 1.45pm on Easter Saturday, was renovated to give it an edgy facade and add state-of-the-art features. 186 Laurel Avenue Chelmer Qld 4068. Picture: Realestate.com.auBi-fold doors create a seamless flow to an outdoor entertaining area with high angular ceilings, a quality barbecue and room for both dining and lounging. Gardens and rock pathways border one side of the outdoor space, with a heated pool and spa on the other. Back inside, the ground floor also houses a spacious study, an 880-bottle underground wine cellar, a powder room and a three-car garage with an adjoining laundry boasting ample space and access to a drying courtyard.
Bladt Industries has installed the transformer on the offshore substation built for the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in Belgium.According to the Danish company, three cranes were necessary for the installation of the 235t transformer on the substation.Source: BladtTo remind, the substation topside began its journey towards Bladt’s premises in Aalborg from Mostostal Pomorze in Poland in mid-April.Bladt is responsible for designing, building and installing the substation, as well as for monopile foundations which will house the turbines and the topside.The 219MW Northwester 2 wind farm will comprise 23 MHI Vestas 164-9.5MW turbines located some 50km north-west of Oostende in the Belgian North Sea.Offshore construction is expected to start in June this year, with commissioning expected in 2020.