The Flecktones Have Been Quietly Announcing Reunion Tour Dates Nationwide

first_imgEver since appearing on the Telluride Bluegrass Festival lineup, not much has been said about the first scheduled Béla Fleck & The Flecktones shows since 2012. The band has been on hiatus since ’12, with each member off pursuing various projects, and we could not be more excited about their reunion.Today, The Flecktones announced a performance at the Port Chester, NY venue, The Capitol Theatre, to be held on June 4th. Naturally, we scoped their website to see where to send readers for more information, and were greeted with a whole bevy of tour dates!The band will be performing a number of shows between June 1st and 16th, kicking off their two week run at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke, VA, before hitting spots in Vermont, New Hampshire, Ohio, Illinois and more. They’re also featured on the Blue Ox Music Festival lineup in Eaux Claire, WI!You can find tickets for the Cap show here, though they go on sale this Friday, March 11th, at noon Eastern. Check out the tour schedule below:Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Summer Tour ScheduleJune 1: Jefferson Center – Roanoke, VAJune 4: Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NYJune 5: Lebanon Opera House – Lebanon, NHJune 7: Anderson Center for the Performing Arts – Blinghamton, NYJune 9: Discover Jazz Waterfront Tent – Burlington, VTJune 10: Cain Park – Cleveland Heights, OHJune 11: Blue Ox Festival – Eaux Claire, WIJune 12: Thalia Hall – Chicago, ILJune 16: Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Telluride, COlast_img read more

Oteil Burbridge & Friends Announce New Brooklyn & Philly Dates

first_imgToday, Oteil Burbridge & Friends have confirmed the dates for upcoming added performances. The three upcoming dates include their rescheduled New York show on January 15th, 2018 at Manhattan’s Le Poisson Rouge and a performance at Brooklyn Bowl the next night, January 16th, with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead guitarist Scott Metzger filling in for Eric Krasno. From there, the band will play and additional date at Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA on the following night, January 17th with Krasno rejoining the fold.Oteil & Friends Welcome Ron Holloway For Baltimore Tour Closer [Full Show Audio]Oteil Burbridge has been busy this Fall. Before setting out on the ongoing Dead & Company tour, he put up a tour of his own with his newly formed Oteil & Friends lineup, featuring JGB keyboardist Melvin Seals, Lettuce/Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno, Furthur guitarist John Kadlecik, Primus/RatDog/Electric Beethoven drummer Jay Lane, former Nth Power and current Trombone Shorty percussionist Weedie Braimah, and vocalist Alfreda Gerald. Oteil Burbridge & Friends Make Highly Anticipated Debut At The Ardmore On Halloween [Full Audio]On the day that Oteil & Friends were meant to perform in New York City during their inaugural tour, Dead & Company was recruited for recruited a last-minute appearance at the Band Together: Benefit Concert For North Bay Fire Relief.Oteil & Friends Create Magic At Sold Out Charleston Pour House Show [Photos]With the way the band played throughout their first stretch of shows, these two dates are surely not to be missed! For more information about the added Oteil & Friends shows in Philly and Brooklyn, or to purchase tickets, head to Oteil’s website here. Thanks to SnookyFlowers on (taped by George Barrick), you can listen to the recording from Oteil & Friends’ Baltimore tour closer below:You can also take a listen to Oteil Burbridge’s newly released solo album, Water in the Desert, below via Spotify:[Cover Photo via Ellison White]last_img read more

The show must stop

first_img Doors will shut there, elsewhere Friday as precaution against COVID-19 spread Related Rise of coronavirus prompts considering new approaches to work, fresh concerns for those doing it In HR, preparing for a challengecenter_img The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) will cancel or postpone a series of upcoming events, including its 2020 A.R.T. Gala, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.The decision on March 11 made the A.R.T. among the first Boston-area theaters to cancel scheduled performances in response to the crisis. The Huntington Theatre Company announced cancellations the next day, and ArtsEmerson and the SpeakEasy Stage Company both recently announced cancellations. In New York City, the lights went out on Broadway theaters as well.“Like many of you, we are staying informed about the events surrounding the global outbreak of the coronavirus,” the A.R.T. said in the statement announcing its decision. “The health and safety of our staff, artists, and audiences is of utmost importance.”The cancellations include a slew of shows at both the A.R.T and the Oberon Theater in Harvard Square. Along with the 2020 A.R.T. Gala, canceled or postponed events include “Dreamgirls,” “Penny Arcade,” and a performance by the Fromm Players at Harvard. The full list of canceled or postponed shows is available here.In its statement, the A.R.T. said it is relaxing its exchange and return policies in light of the situation. Tickets will be refunded via the original payment method. For more information contact the Ticket Services Office ( or 617-496-2000 x8892;  voicemail messages will be returned within 24 hours during standard business hours). Ticket holders will be contacted when new performance dates are announced.“Our hearts are with all of the artists who’ve poured everything into their work and aren’t able to continue with their journeys at this moment,” said Rebecca Curtiss, A.R.T.’s public relations director.The A.R.T. is implementing recommendations by city and public health officials to practice social distancing in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.On Tuesday, the University announced it would be transitioning to remote learning by March 23 and asking students not to return to campus following spring break. Harvard’s network of museums recently announced they would temporarily be closed to the public beginning March 13. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences and central administration planned to begin piloting remote work for staff by March 16.The University has put out information and resources aimed at helping students, professors, and staff with moving, remote learning, meetings, travel, and financial aid.To read more coverage, visit the Coronavirus Update website. Harvard museums temporarily closelast_img read more

Darren Criss Will Replace Jeremy Jordan at Carnegie Hall

first_img Star Files Switcheroo alert! Two-time Audience Choice Award winner Darren Criss will replace the previously announced Jeremy Jordan (you guessed it, a scheduling issue is involved) at Carnegie Hall on March 11. Criss will join Betsy Wolfe for Broadway Today with the New York Pops, led by music director Steven Reineke.The concert will bring the best of Broadway uptown, with the program featuring a variety of musical theater hits.Perhaps best known for playing Blaine on the Fox series Glee, Criss made his Great White Way debut in 2012 as J. Pierpont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, a role that earned him a Audience Choice Award for Favorite Replacement (he also picked up the same trophy last year for Hedwig). His additional film and TV credits include Girl Most Likely, Eastwick and Little White Lie. In 2010, he released his first EP of original music, titled Human. He can occasionally be found at Marie’s Crisis belting Disney standards with Tony winner Lea Salonga. View Commentscenter_img Darren Crisslast_img read more

Oh, Hello Extends on Broadway

first_img Related Shows Nick Kroll & John Mulaney(Photo: Joan Marcus) View Comments Oh, Hello on Broadwaycenter_img Apparently, audiences don’t mind too much tuna! Oh, Hello has extended its Broadway run through January 15, 2017. Nick Kroll and John Mulaney’s half-scripted, half spontaneous Great White Way debut was originally scheduled to run through January 8 at the Lyceum Theatre.Helmed by Alex Timbers, Oh, Hello centers on Gil Faizon (Kroll) and George St. Geegland (Mulaney), two outrageously opinionated, 70-something, native New Yorkers that the pair first began playing on the alternative comedy stages in NYC. Honed for over a decade, the fictional duo garnered a cult following and found their way onto a Comedy Central special, viral videos and late night couches everywhere.Oh, Hello is Gil and George’s “memoir for the stage”—a laugh-a-minute, two-man tour-de-force that’s totally unprecedented. Tina Fey, Seth Rogen, Ben Platt, Alex Brightman and Josh Groban are just a few of the stars Gil and George have welcomed to the stage during the run. Kroll and Mulaney will be stopping by HQ to play a round of Ask a Star, so be sure to send them your questions!As recently announced, the Olivier-winning The Play That Goes Wrong will begin performances at the Lyceum Theatre in March 2017. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 22, 2017last_img read more

Trauma Tuesday: Mountain Bike Fails Edition

first_imgOoof, mountain biking. Has there ever been a crueler mistress?The speed is alluring, the downhill intoxicating, the air invigorating, the crashes shoulder-separating, the diggers spine-compress-orating. This compilation has something for everyone, from low-speed, clipped in tumbles, to 30-foot airs that go terribly, horribly wrong. I can see how skiers and snowboarders can pop up from a wreck since they are usually in snow, but it is beyond me how some of these riders can get back up, or even survive for that matter, after taking shots from the dirt, their bike, or any other inanimate, unmoving object they plow themselves into. Regardless, it’s a good thing someone is around to enjoy these mountain bike fails.last_img read more

U.S. Southern Command Holds 2017 Annual Chaplain Symposium in Guatemala

first_imgBy Jennyfer Hernández/Diálogo August 31, 2017 Bendiciones para esta clase de Conferencia, ojalá que existiera más e invitar a Especialistas para participar.Bendiciones al Coronel de León Guatemala was the site of U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) 2017 Annual Chaplain Symposium, held August 1st to 3rd, where the topic of “The Impact of Faith in the Armed Forces” was addressed. For three days the spiritual leaders interacted during workshops, forums, and talks that allowed them to study the importance of religion for each service member. This event offered the military chaplains, assistant chaplains, and other clergy information, language, global perspective, and views on religion’s essential role in the militaries of North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean. Colonel Oscar Jacobo de León, the chief of Chaplain Services for the Guatemalan Army and one of the hosts, welcomed each of the representatives from partner nations, reaffirming to them that one of the most important missions of the Army High Command is the welfare of its service members and that spiritual support is part of that welfare. “If a soldier is searching for God, he will be more productive in his work and in his service, and will improve his family relationships, friendships, and society at large,” Col. De León stated, indicating that 56 percent of service members in the Guatemalan Army are Catholic and 44 percent are evangelical Christians. “Those of us in chaplain services must work on the soldier’s soul so that it reflects his peace and his love on the outside. Those unseen actions, faith, and a clear conscience are what we need to be working on, and our work is precisely that,” he added. U.S. Air Force Colonel Greg Woodbury, Jr., the SOUTHCOM chaplain and co-host, indicated that the symposium was being held in order to forge relationships with other leaders and, above all, to emphasize that spirituality is an important part of life. He said the intent was to look for solutions to service members’ personal problems. “We believe that God created us, and we need to have a relationship with him. We’re here to discuss ways of helping people, not only within the military but also sharing that help with all those around us,” he stated. Talks and lectures Various topics were covered on the first day of talks. Among them was “Faith Works,” given by Major General Dondi Costin, the chief of chaplains for the U.S. Air Force, and by the chaplain’s assistant, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Dale McGavran. They were followed by retired Guatemalan Army General José Luis Barrientos Paau, who spoke about how to bring God and faith into military culture. In 1996, Gen. Barrientos gave his thesis on the importance of chaplain services, and he shared how to help service members get this type of support. During his talk, he noted how service members experience certain difficulties in their lives, such as prolonged separation from their families, the death of their fellow privates, injuries, and even how to resist temptation during their military service. “We need to incorporate God into the armed forces and spiritual strength within military culture. Times are changing but human beings are still the same. That’s why faith must be reaffirmed, not only among the institutions of the army but also throughout society,” Gen. Barrientos said. During the event, the topic of suicide and how to prevent it was covered. According to the clergy, this is a topic that their service members frequently present. They also sought solutions and the correct mechanism for chaplains to provide support as facilitators, caregivers, and advisors to service members. Monsignor Adalberto Martínez Flores, the bishop of the Paraguayan Armed Forces and National Police, expressed his gratitude to SOUTHCOM for having been able to talk about faith and strengthen religious convictions in the region, above all, in countries like Paraguay, where 85 percent of residents profess the Catholic faith and where the population is relatively young. “Most men and women in uniform come in without any sense of faith in their lives, and it is through the work of chaplains that we have been able to create conviction with God and with our service members,” he said. Colombian military Bishop Fabio Suescún Mutis, who participated in the event for the fourth time, said that these exchanges of ideas enrich every one of the religious leaders present. “We’ve overcome 50 years of armed conflict, and these have been very difficult situations for our personnel. This requires help, solidarity and, above all, support through the presence of God to keep families from falling apart,” Suescún said. “Giving everything for your country while continuing to have peace in your soul is very hard if you lack spiritual support. That’s what we’re here for, to share our experiences with the rest of our neighboring countries.” A symbolic act was made during the closing ceremony in which the Guatemalan hosts passed the baton to Jamaica, which will host the leaders again in order to continue God’s mission in the armed forces.last_img read more

Romance to lead the YLD

first_imgGerald Richman, Bar president in 1984, was proud to introduce his law partner, Mark Romance, as the new president of the Young Lawyers Division.Carrying on the tradition of the law firm to provide Bar and public service, Richman said Romance will be the third YLD president to rise out of a law firm that has nurtured four Bar presidents, at least eight members of the Bar Board of Governors, and nine judges.Richman recalled that former Bar President Herman Russomanno told him to take a chance on Romance and hire him at the firm, even if he was a 1994 graduate of relatively unheralded St. Thomas University joining a firm full of University of Florida Gators.Among the achievements to recommend Romance for the job, Richman recounted, was that, “Mark is the first in his class out of 150 graduates at St. Thomas University. He’s editor and chief of the law review. He went to George Washington University on a full soccer scholarship. And, as I found out later, he’d been shaving since the sixth grade.“He was not much of a gamble. Because as it turned out, Mark Romance is a superb trial and appellate lawyer. He’s a superb advocate. He’s a superb family man, marrying his sweetheart of law school, Connie, and they have two daughters. He is a superb partner, and most importantly, a superb servant of The Florida Bar.”Romance thanked outgoing YLD President Juliet Roulhac for being “a dynamic ambassador for the young lawyers of Florida.. . . I would particularly like to thank you for your commitment to improving diversity in the Bar and the legal profession.”Under Roulhac’s leadership, Romance said, highlights of the YLD included:• A symposim about the Article V, Revision 7 court funding issue, put on by the Government Affairs Committee.• A conference by the Local Bar Affiliates Committee, where local bar organizations met to learn about new programs.• And efforts by the Quality of Life Committee to encourage legal employers to improve the quality of life for all employees.He also introduced YLD Incoming President-elect Michael John Faehner, who “singlehandedly has rewritten Practicing with Professionalism.”“Like those who have come before me, I am here today because of the generosity of many people,” Romance said. “First, Gerry, I’d like to thank you for your kind words and, more importantly, I’d like to thank you for being my mentor. You encourage and support all of my Bar activities, and I thank you.”He also thanked Russomanno for “giving me my start at what is now the Richman Greer law firm. In addition to that, throughout my career, you have been an advisor and mentor.”Forty members of Romance’s family – some traveling from as far away as Pennsylvania – were there to watch Romance sworn in as YLD president, and he said: “Nothing ever is achieved in life without the support of strong family.”His parents, Frank and Juanita Romance, he said, “have been my guiding light since I was born, and they’ve made me who I am today.”His advisor, best friend, and wife Connie, he thanked for sacrificing her law career to raise their two daughters.“You inspire me and motivate me,” Romance said. “Thank you for encouraging me to follow my dreams.” Romance to lead the YLD July 15, 2003 Regular Newscenter_img Romance to lead the YLDlast_img read more

Massapequa Man Killed in Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 60-year-old man was killed when his SUV was involved in a crash with a pickup truck in his hometown of Massapequa.Nassau County police said Edward Bauer was making a left turn in his Jeep Cherokee from Elm Street onto northbound Hicksville Road when his vehicle was hit by a southbound Dodge Ram at 11:20 a.m. Friday.Both drivers were taken to local hospitals, but Bauer died of his injuries. The other suffered non-life-threatening injuries.Seventh Squad detectives impounded both vehicles but found no criminality.last_img read more

International Women’s Day Series: Branching Out With Modern, Personal Experiences, Part 1

first_imgCredit unions are shattering the glass ceiling; more than half of CEOs are female, a statistic that proves our industry’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. While a majority of female CEOs lead smaller institutions, executives are rising through the ranks at credit unions of all sizes, challenging the historically male-driven financial services sector. The largest credit union in the world is now being led by a woman. Female credit union executives are improving the status quo of their institutions by calling attention to gender diversity; they are leading the charge in reimagining better processes and modernizing credit unions.Such change is particularly pertinent in branch transformation. Credit unions are embracing an increasingly digital banking environment and, as a result, must adjust traditional branching strategy to offer a unified experience and make the most of personal time with members. Transforming branch processes and flow is a cultural shift that requires strong leadership involvement and support.In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8, I had the pleasure of speaking with several female executives representing Symitar Episys core credit unions of different asset sizes from across the country. Each is making a dramatic and lasting impact on their branch infrastructure and services, and they shared how their transformations differentiate their institutions. They highlighted the process, best practices, challenges and successes incurred as they lead their institutions through a journey to a more modern branch presence. These professionals serve as an inspiration for all of us looking to improve the credit union industry with innovative ideas and personal member service. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more