On Tuesday night, fan-favorite Brooklyn-based guitarists Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce) and Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead) came together for an intimate duo show a New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall.The show saw the two guitarists share vocal duties and switch back and forth between acoustic and electric guitars. The setlist for the evening featured a selection of songs from Krasno’s 2016 solo LP, Blood From A Stone (“Jezebel”, “Please Ya”, “Unconditional Love”), some songs written by Krasno for other artists (like Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s “Calling Out To You”), and more.You can listen to full audio of Eric Krasno and Scott Metzger’s duo show at the Rockwood below, taped, transferred, and uploaded by Eric McRoberts.Eric Krasno & Scott Metzger – 8/21/18 – Full Audio<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Next up for both of these guitarists is a trip to LOCKN’ in Arrington, VA this weekend, where Krasno will rejoin his old Lettuce cohorts for a tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band and Metzger will perform with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead as well as Chris Harford‘s Band of Changes. On Friday, August 31st, Eric Krasno will return to the Rockwood for an Eric Krasno & Friends Unplugged performance.For a full list of Krasno’s upcoming tour dates, head here. For a full list of Metzger’s upcoming shows, head here.Setlist: Eric Krasno & Scott Metzger | Rockwood Music Hall | New York, NY | 8/21/18Jezebel, I Knew The Bride [Nick Lowe], Please Ya, I’m Living Good [Louis Williams], That’s All Right [Jimmy Rogers], Halfway To Georgia, These Arms of Mine [Otis Redding], Calling Out To You, When I Was Young [The Wood Brothers], Love Is Strong, Unconditional LoveYou can catch Scott Metzger at the upcoming Brooklyn Comes Alive, set to take place simultaneously at three fan-favorite Williamsburg, Brooklyn venues on Saturday, September 29th. Scott Metzger will perform a very special set along with Cory Henry (Funk Apostles), Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power), MonoNeon (Prince, Ghost-Note), and Skerik at this year’s fourth-annual event.The one-of-a-kind event puts the focus on the artists, channelling the spirit of New Orleans Jazz Fest by night by curating unique collaborations, tributes, and passion projects for an unforgettable day of music. To check out the full artist and band lineups, or to grab your tickets today, head to the event website.***TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW***
Former Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge is really going all-in on his relatively new career as a paranormal truther. DeLonge has focused more on non-musical ventures since parting ways with his former band back in 2015, which ironically included releasing new solo material in addition to co-writing and releasing a handful of novels under the banner of Strange Times. Now, it appears that DeLong’s expertise in extraterrestrial life and paranormal activity is strong enough that cable network channel TBS is bringing his ideas to the small screen with a new TV series which already has the green light to begin development.The forthcoming series has yet to receive an official title, but it the pilot is being written and executive produced by Aaron Karo, with Tom DeLonge, Stan Spry, Jeff Holland, and Russell Binder also joining the project as executive producers. “This is a dream I’ve had for over 10 years and it’s finally a reality,” DeLonge mentioned with the show’s announcement on Monday. “All the stories and themes I work on are meant to be shared through multiple mediums and on different platforms — film, TV, books, music and so on.”DeLonge also went on to explain how he hopes the new series will help establish more opportunities and maybe even a potential Marvel-esque entertainment franchise for his steadily growing sci-fi empire, which began as a website called “Strange Times”. The cast of characters found within the “Strange Times” book series are actually inspired by some of the “degenerate skateboarders” who DeLonge grew up with. It was that same skateboarding scene which ultimately helped a young Tom find his way into the punk-rock music world, and eventually lead to him join up with Blink 182 bassist Mark Hoppus. DeLonge also sounded hopeful that punk and new wave bands including New Order, Depeche Mode, the Queers, Bad Religion, and The Cure would join in on the fun with inclusion into the network show’s soundtrack.“I don’t like working on one-offs,” Tom DeLonge continued. “One reason I created ‘To The Stars‘ was to be able to build dynamic and rich worlds for everyone — whether you’re visual and prefer graphic novels and film or an avid reader who likes to pore over every detail and imagine the world on your own.”Blink-182, on the other hand, just wrapped up their 2018 Las Vegas “Kings of the Weekend residency at the Palms’ Pearl Concert Theater back on November 17th. In other Blink-182 news, Twitter recently melted down over differing opinions of how to pronounce the band’s name.[H/T Variety]
On a recent bitter January morning, Marcus Stern encouraged a group of Harvard undergraduates to experiment with citrus.“What would happen,” he asked them, “if you stuck an orange under each armpit?”The whimsical suggestion had real implications for the 20 young women and men who have chosen to forgo a midwinter vacation and return to campus for a new kind of intense study.Stern, associate director of the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University (the A.R.T. Institute), was teaching a drama class, one designed to help the budding actors create a new character, using changes in voice and body positions that would render them unrecognizable. The orange experiment, he said, could lead to “physical adjustments” that they could incorporate later, without the aid of the fruit, into their transformations.“The goal is to get them comfortable with fully transforming their voices and bodies so they can get closer to creating characters that are completely different from themselves,” Stern said, so they can act more “freely, impulsively, spontaneously.”Using a deep register for her voice and sharp hand gestures, one undergraduate took on the role of a pope. Another portrayed a woman confined to a wheelchair.“Go a little higher, softer, more nasal,” Stern coached Emily Hecht ’11, urging her to change the pitch of her voice to help make her character, a vulnerable and emotionally troubled young woman, more believable.The undergraduates are part of a new immersion program, a collaboration among the A.R.T. Institute, the Office for the Arts, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club (HRDC). During the three-week intensive workshop, they are learning a wide range of dramatic techniques and various aspects of acting. The curriculum includes workshops on comedic scenes, intensive study with a dialect coach, improvisation classes, and even seminars on the business of being an actor.Students work with participants and faculty at the A.R.T. Institute, as well as prominent guest lecturers. Jim True-Frost, famous for his role on the HBO series “The Wire,” led a seminar on acting for the camera, and well-known director and Harvard alumnus David Hammond recently conducted a Shakespeare workshop.“It has been very exciting for us to be able to show the undergraduates that in the graduate school it’s a much more in-depth, intensive approach to acting,” said the institute’s director Scott Zigler, who designed the new program’s curriculum.While A.R.T. Institute faculty currently teach undergraduate classes as part of the Harvard College curriculum, for those students considering a graduate degree in acting or pursuing the craft directly out of college, said Zigler, the intensive course really gives them a look at the “nuts and bolts of the profession.”The American Repertory Theater’s artistic director, Diane Paulus ’88, is the driving force behind the new collaboration.In step with her commitment to the organization’s mission of “expanding the boundaries of theater” is Paulus’ intense desire for a broader engagement with the University. As a Harvard undergraduate, her love of the dramatic arts was shaped by her own experience with the A.R.T. Since taking on the directorship in 2008, she has been working closely with students across campus.“Central to my goals and my new leadership at the A.R.T. is to reinvigorate the A.R.T.’s connection with the University and in particular the undergraduates,” said Paulus, who met with members of the HRDC her first day on the job to discuss how to forge a stronger relationship with students. When Paulus realized the opportunity at hand with the new winter break, a plan for the immersion program took shape.Paulus said the three-week intensive gives “undergraduates the opportunity to immerse and experience themselves in graduate-level training through our curriculum that we traditionally offer to the institute students. … When I was a Harvard undergraduate, I would have jumped at this opportunity.“We are really saying we are here, we are an important pedagogical resource for Harvard University, and this is a particular way we can offer our faculty, training, and expertise to the broader student body.”Jack Megan, director of the Office for the Arts, who helped coordinate the housing for students returning to campus for the program, said the new initiative is an example of Paulus’ effort to create a “deeper, more integrated community among undergraduates, institute students, professional staff at the A.R.T., and other University departments. The attitude and tone of things is very ‘can do.’ It’s very exciting.”In a further collaboration, Megan also helped secure the undergraduate Agassiz Theatre for the Tennessee Williams play “Stairs to the Roof,” being produced by the A.R.T. Institute. Harvard alumnus Mike Donahue ’05 will direct the production (Feb. 4-6), which will also include three of the workshop’s undergraduate students in its cast.Hecht, an English concentrator with a secondary focus in dramatic arts, got hooked at age 6 with the role of a witch in a half-hour version of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” and is currently planning a career in acting or music.“This is a taste of what real intense conservatory work might be like,” she said. It offers “the kind of intense technique work that is really helpful if you are thinking about going into the professional [entertainment] world.”For Leverett House senior Carolyn Holding, who intends to pursue acting and is weighing graduate school with a move to New York City after graduation, the workshop has been an important part of her Harvard education.She’s learned “how much there is [to acting],” she said, “and how little I know.”
Dressing up You’re the one that I want Elyse Traverse ’11 (front) belts a ditty from “Grease.” Va-va-voom Pink is the color for Collin Rees ’12. Tying one on Co-Master of Adams House Sean Palfrey (in wig) fixes the tie and collar of Annie Douglas ’12. 5 o’clock shadow Candice Smith ’11 with Luke Sperduto ’11 (background) perform “Skater Boy” by Avril Lavigne. Five staff photographers will offer close-ups of the interests, activities, and personalities inside five Harvard Houses in installments over the course of the academic year.As Drag Night reaches full swing in the Adams House dining hall, female students dressed as “greasers” and male students dressed as “pink ladies” belt out the song “You’re the One That I Want” from the musical “Grease.” Amid a fortress of soda bottles and pizza boxes, the golden locks of Adams House co-Master Sean Palfrey bounce up and down as he rocks with laughter.Judith Palfrey, also co-Master and dressed as the baseball player “Shoeless Joe,” explains the event’s origins: “The first Drag Night arose over 20 years ago in response to safety issues for gay and lesbian students at Harvard. It’s important to understand the differences and enjoy the diversity of people. That’s what Adams House stands for, particularly the strengths that each person brings to the community. Also, this is just pure fun and silly!”Wearing a pink cashmere sweater, black wig, and chiffon skirt, Collin Rees ’12 said, “Drag Night reaches back to the roots of Adams House, back to when it was seen as the artsy House … It’s a chance to do something really fun with the Adams House community.” When it’s over … Sam Houston ’11 cleans up the chaos. So beautiful Sam Novey ’11 (from left), Kellie O’Toole ’11, and Justin Butler ’11 make for frisky lords and lasses. Funky chicken! Adams House Masters Sean and Judith Palfrey exhibit some serious moves. Kris Snibbe/Staff Photographer Rather odd Who knew drag could be so regal? Under the austere art of Adams House, its resident men are dolled up like women. Bieber fever! The Adams House tutors line up for a performance of a Justin Bieber classic. Hide the hair Gender-bending for Adams House Drag Night, Elyse Traverse ’11 (left) gets a little hair help from Adams House tutor Sarah Downer. Vice versa House Masters Sean and Judith Palfrey switch roles for a night. Conga! Men? Women? Who cares? Let’s conga!
For decades, University of Georgia scientists have conducted state-of-the-art turfgrass research. Today’s researchers still work in the same labs where modern turfgrass science started in the 1950s. Those legacy labs and greenhouses will soon get much-needed renovations. Georgia’s FY015 budget includes $11.5 million for the improvement of the University of Georgia’s turfgrass teaching, research and Extension facilities across the state. The funds will be used to build new greenhouses and research facilities on the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ campuses in Athens, Griffin and Tifton.Georgia’s turfgrass and related industries contribute more than $7.8 billion annually to the economy and provide 87,000 full- and part-time jobs. Turfgrass is one of Georgia’s top crops and provides 17 percent of the state’s farm gate value ($117 million). “The urban ag industry has been a longtime supporter of Georgia’s turfgrass and horticulture education and research programs — and now Georgia’s legislators recognize the economic value that these industries bring to Georgia,” said Mary Kay Woodworth, executive director of the Georgia Urban Ag Council. UGA Extension turfgrass specialist Clint Waltz credits the funding to the support of the council and UGA’s other green industry partners.“World-renowned research and testing is accomplished at these UGA facilities and in the laboratories — and all are woefully outdated,” Woodworth said. “In order to continue to attract the best and brightest researchers and experts, we need state-of-the-art educational and research facilities. This funding will provide what we need to not only attract, but retain world-class turfgrass and horticulture experts.”On the main UGA campus in Athens, the funding will be used to complete construction of an indoor and outdoor research laboratory that includes, a greenhouse, classrooms and new research field plots. Collectively, these new additions will become the college’s Athens Turfgrass Research and Education Center. On the UGA Griffin Campus, the funds will go to construct a complex that includes a turfgrass research and education building, greenhouses and associated support offices and workspace. “This project will continue the Griffin Campus’ tradition of cutting edge turfgrass research, attracting world class researchers and educators, graduate students, cooperators and industry. The UGA Turf Team is humbled by the industry’s support of our programs and appreciates all their efforts to garner funding for these facilities enhancements,” said Waltz who is based in Griffin.The Tifton campus will see a new greenhouse complex. “The necessity for new greenhouse facilities has become more critical during the past few years so that the level of research and development which has come to be expected from UGA’s Tifton Campus Turfgrass Breeding Program can continue,” said UGA turfgrass researcher Brian Schwartz who currently works in greenhouses built more than 50 years ago.For more on turfgrass teaching, research and Extension programs at UGA, see the website www.GeorgiaTurf.com and follow on Twitter @GeorgiaTurf.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Hundreds of Long Islanders will flood New York City Sunday for what’s being billed as the largest climate change march in history.The event, dubbed “People’s Climate March,” could draw upwards of 100,000 people, according to organizers, including an impressive contingent of Long Islanders, ranging from environmentalists and political activists to Superstorm Sandy survivors and concerned college students and faculty. The march was strategically planned to coincide with Tuesday’s United Nations Climate Summit. It is an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of climate change and to implore elected officials to address environmental concerns so future generations don’t have to. On the eve of the march, Occupy Wall Street protesters said they’ll be be storming Wall Street and holding a massive sit-in in front of institutions profiting form the “climate crisis” on September 22. “It’s not too late. If we keep going the impacts are really devastating,” said Robert Brinkmann, director of Sustainability Studies at Hofstra University. “We live in a changed world already. There’s no doubt we’re already seeing the impacts of climate change around the world.” Brinkmann said up to 200 people from Hofstra are attending, with about 50 leaving early Sunday morning from the Hempstead LIRR station. Students will be carrying signs that they recently made—one reads, “Get the frack out,” referencing hydrofracking—and don Hofstra shirts as they march through the streets of New York City with hundreds of other groups, including interfaith groups, unions, trade groups, community organizations and advocacy groups. There will also be Seawolves. “If we don’t change the way we are living…we are in for trouble,” said Dr. Heidi Hutner, director of Sustainability Studies at Stony Brook University. “We can’t really put it off anymore.” At least 60 members of the Stony Brook family will join the rally, Hutner said. But with the march gaining more publicity, she said she’s been receiving letters and emails from people who’ve expressed interest in tagging along. Stony Brook University student Marisa Marley made this poster for Sunday’s Climate March.Hutner credited students in her program for mobilizing the Stony Brook effort, saying they’re ready to “stand up and be counted.” Hutner isn’t a scientist, she said, but she uses research on climate change to teach students about the human cost of the issue, noting how impoverished countries, such as Africa, are the most adversely affected. “What’s the social cost?” she asked, rhetorically. Climate change remains a politically-charged issue, despite what scientists say is an abundance of evidence pointing to temperatures rising in the atmosphere and ocean. A report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2013 said “each of the last three decades has been successively warmer at the Earth’s surface than any preceding decade since 1850,” and that carbon dioxide concentrations have jumped 40 percent since pre-industrial times. In May, researches from NASA and the University of California, Irvine released a troubling study concluding that the loss of West Antarctic glaciers “appears unstoppable.” Researchers said 40 years of observations indicates that glaciers in that region “have passed the point of no return.” Melting, they said, could raise global sea levels by four feet. Also in May, a military advisory board consisting of retired generals and other military officials, including former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, said in a report titled “National Security and the Accelerating Risks of Climate Change” that climate change poses a “severe risks for our national security.” “During our decades of experience in the U.S. military, we have addressed many national security challenges, from containment and deterrence of the Soviet nuclear threat during the Cold War to political extremism and transnational terrorism in recent years,” the panel wrote. “The national security risks of projected climate change are as serious as any challenges we have faced.”“We are dismayed that discussions of climate change have become so polarizing and have receded from the arena of informed public discourse and debate,” they added. “Political posturing and budgetary woes cannot be allowed to inhibit discussion and debate over what so many believe to be a salient national security concern for our nation.”Those participating in Sunday’s march hope their voices can change the often contentious debate around climate change. “This march is bringing together a diverse group of people all with the same goal of coming together to address climate change and save the planet,” said Annie McClelland, Long Island Program Coordinator for Citizens Campaign for the Environment. “It is a pivotal moment,” she added. “There’s a lot of things going on around the country to advance this campaign to end climate change. It helps build momentum, and we’re going to ride that momentum into next year.”
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“They told me that they were looking for Pak Suhada’s son-in-law, who is on the most wanted list now. They searched through some piles of documents in the house but didn’t confiscate anything,” local community head Nuryadi said after the search.He added that the house had long only been occupied by a housemaid.Read also: Former Supreme Court secretary accused of accepting Rp 46b in bribesSuhada is the father of Nurhadi’s wife Tin Zuraida, an expert staff member at the Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Ministry. Topics : Nurhadi was named a graft suspect for allegedly accepting bribes in the form of nine checks and Rp 46 billion (US$3.2 million) in cash in connection with three cases handled at the Supreme Court between 2011 and 2016.The KPK put Nurhadi on the most wanted list on Feb. 13 after he failed to answer the antigraft body’s summons for questioning twice.The commission also named Nurhadi’s son-in-law Rezki Herbiyono and PT Multicon Indrajaya Terminal director Hiendra Soenyoto, who was suspected of promising Nurhadi nine checks from the company, suspects in the case. They were also put on the most wanted list.Graft busters have on several occasions searched for Nurhadi, including at his house in South Jakarta and his office, the Rahmat Santoso and Partners law firm, which is owned by Nurhadi’s brother-in-law, in Surabaya, East Java. (kuk) Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigators have searched on Wednesday the house of Suhada Sumarni, the father-in-law of former Supreme Court secretary and graft suspect Nurhadi Abdurachman, in Tulungagung, East Java, as part of the antigraft body’s effort to locate the suspect, who is still at large.Eight investigators were seen entering the house at around 10 a.m. East Java Police officers assisted the search by guarding the premises.The search was completed at 1 p.m. when KPK investigators were seen leaving the house.
“37 students suffered mild injuries and two adults suffered more severe injuries. All of them were sent to a hospital for treatment, and none of their lives are in danger,” it said. Schools in the region had only reopened in May after being closed for months due to the coronavirus outbreak. A number of schools in China have been hit by attacks in recent years, forcing authorities to step up security amid calls for more research into the root causes of such acts.In November, a man climbed a kindergarten wall in southwest Yunnan province and sprayed people with a corrosive liquid, wounding 51 of them, mostly students. Last September, eight schoolchildren died and two others were wounded in a “school-related criminal case” in the central Hubei province, with a 40-year-old man arrested.A knife-wielding man killed two people and wounded two others at a primary school in central Hunan province in April last year.In April 2018, a man killed nine middle school students as they were returning home, in one of the deadliest knife attacks seen in China in recent years.A homemade explosive killed eight people and injured dozens outside a kindergarten in Jiangsu province in June 2017. A knife-wielding attacker wounded 37 students and two adults at a primary school in southern China on Thursday, officials said, with local media identifying a security guard as the perpetrator.All the victims, including teaching staff, were sent to hospital but were not in a life-threatening condition, authorities in Cangwu County, Guangxi region, said.The incident at the Wangfu Central Primary School happened at 8:30 am when children would normally arrive for class. The attacker, reportedly aged around 50, was “under control”, the government said. Topics :
Jokowi expressed his disappointment about a report by the COVID-19 task force that 70 percent of residents were still disobeying health protocols, such as failing to wear masks in public.Jokowi stressed the importance of controlling the disease’s transmission within Surabaya and its satellite regencies of Sidoarjo and Gresik.Based on a Wednesday report by the East Java COVID-19 task force, Surabaya has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the province with 4,962 cases, followed by the regencies of Sidoarjo and Gresik with 1,287 and 534 cases, respectively.Read also: Surabaya urged to reimpose PSBB as infection rates soar“Surabaya can’t control this outbreak alone. Gresik, Sidoarjo and other cities should also be involved in one [unified] system of management because the mobility of people is not limited to Surabaya.”The President suggested that governors and mayors refer to scientific data prior to making COVID-19 policies. “Ask for opinions from scientists, epidemiologists and other experts. Don’t make policies without consulting experts.”Despite the province’s continuing struggle to control the virus, East Java ended large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in Greater Surabaya on June 8 and began a “new normal” phase. (trn)Topics : The President urged COVID-19 task forces at the provincial, regency and municipal levels to cooperate and coordinate to contain the spread of the disease in the region.On Thursday, 247 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in East Java, bringing the total official case tally to 10,545. The province is now slightly behind Jakarta, which has recorded a total of 10,600 cases.Read also: Banjarmasin, Surabaya record highest COVID-19 mortality ratesJokowi said East Java was currently recording the highest daily numbers of new COVID-19 cases of any province in the nation. “However, what keeps us optimistic is the fact that the region also has a good recovery rate, at 31 percent.” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has urged the East Java administration to decrease the rate of COVID-19 transmission in the region within two weeks.On Thursday, Jokowi visited Surabaya and other cities in East Java, which has become the country’s COVID-19 epicenter after Jakarta. It is his first regional working visit as the government transitions into the so-called new normal period.“I demand integrated and serious controls from all institutions in the region […] so we can handle and lower the number of confirmed cases […] within two weeks,” the President said during a visit to the East Java COVID-19 task force headquarters in the Grahadi building in Surabaya.