Run The Jewels will headline the inaugural Adult Swim Festival when the event takes over The Row DTLA in Los Angeles on October 6th and 7th.Unfortunately, we don’t really have a lot of details on the festival beyond that. The Adult Swim Festival website notes that the gathering will feature “many more music acts”, “comedy performances”, “previews of your favorite shows”, “exhilarating games” and “eye opening experiences.”One thing we do have is a new Run The Jewels music video starring the titular characters from Adult Swim’s hit show Rick and Morty. The new clip for the RTJ3 track, titled “Oh Mama”, was directed by Rick and Morty episode director/storyboard artists Juan Meza-León. Unsurprisingly, the video finds our protagonists engaging in the “high-concept sci-fi rigamarole” we all know and love.Run The Jewels is not the first major musical act to outwardly show to Rick and Morty. In the wake of the bizarre McDonald’s “Szechuan Sauce” phenomenon sparked by the show’s long-awaited season three premiere, Canadian DJ Deadmau5 spent north of $15K for a big jug of the coveted sauce on eBay, and proceeded to distribute it to his fans (along with more than 1,000 McNuggets) at a performance in Toronto.You can learn more about the inaugural Adult Swim Festival via the event’s website, where weekend passes for the inaugural event are now on sale. Watch the Run The Jewels/Rick and Morty music video below:“Oh Mama” – Run The JewelsIn related news, you can watch Cleveland-based outfit Broccoli Samurai cover the Rick and Morty theme music during their performance at Funk Fest in Punta Gorda FL earlier this month here.
Umphrey’s McGee has announced another self-proclaimed “fresh” new batch of tour dates for this summer. In addition to the previously confirmed May and June dates, the Chicago rockers will spend much of August on the road with Arizona rockers Spafford, as well as The Nth Power with The Spirit Horns (Natalie Cressman and James Casey of Trey Anastasio Band).After the tour opener at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, and a return to one of the band’s homes away from home at Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park in Indianapolis, Umphrey’s McGee will head south this August for stops at the House of Blues Orlando, The Fillmore Miami Beach, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, and the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville. Following three big sets at LOCKN’ Festival, Umphrey’s McGee will hit The Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville, Kentucky on August 25. Spafford will serve as the supporting band for the first five shows of the run.From there, The Nth Power and The Spirit Horns will help finish up the tour with a show in New Orleans at the Joy Theater, as well as the band’s debut at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, and House of Blues Dallas.A ticket pre-sale will take place Wednesday, March 28th at 10:00 am ET through Umphrey’s Ticketing, with public on-sale beginning Friday, March 30th at 10:00 am ET.
He’s won Emmys for The Big Bang Theory, but now he’s all about creationism. Or something. Jim Parsons will play God (the Almighty) in An Act of God, the previously announced stage adaptation of The Last Testament: A Memoir By God. The production will begin performances on May 5 at Studio 54 (can you imagine a more sacred space on Broadway?). Opening night is set for May 28. Tony winner Joe Mantello will direct. The Creator Himself has written the Play, which has been transcribed by Emmy-winning The Daily Show head writer and executive producer David Javerbaum. Casting of two angels, the design team and the end date of the limited engagement will be announced shortly. Although the show is playing at Roundabout’s Studio 54, it is not a Roundabout production. This is the Word of the Lord. God (through His press agent) has billed the show as such: “A 90-minute conversation in which I will reveal the mysteries of the Bible and answer some of the greatest existential questions that plague mankind.” In an early statement, He said, “This Play will help clear up the fallacy that I’m old fashioned…and instead reveal the true Me: up-to-date and holier-than-you.” Jeez, God. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 2, 2015 Parsons made his Broadway debut in The Normal Heart and most recently appeared on the Great White Way in Harvey. He has taken home four Emmy Awards for his performance as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. His additional screen credits include Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas, the HBO adaptation of The Normal Heart, Garden State and Wish I Was Here. An Act of God View Comments
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Raise a glass of vodka to Josh Groban! After an intense few days of voting, you have made the crooner your 2016 Broadway.com Star of the Year. A man of his word, Groban made his long-awaited Main Stem debut this fall, headlining Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. Eight times a week he transforms himself into the tortured, rotund, accordion-playing Pierre, leaving audiences at the Imperial Theatre simply intoxicated by his performance. To celebrate Groban joining a club that includes Kelli O’Hara (2015), Ramin Karimloo (2014), Patina Miller (2013), Steve Kazee (2012), Daniel Radcliffe (2011 and 2008), Kristin Chenoweth (2010) and Constantine Maroulis (2009), Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this portrait. Congratulations Josh, we’re happy you’re here on the Great White Way shooting for the stars! View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 3, 2017 About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. © Justin “Squigs” Robertson
Survey finds new lawyer salaries remain stable The national median salary for first-year associates this year ranged from $59,500 in firms of two-25 attorneys to $113,000 in firms of 500 or more lawyers, according to the National Association for Law Placement.A first-year median for all firms participating in the annual NALP survey was $93,190.A comparison with figures reported as of April 2002, April 2001, and April 2000 reveals that first-year salaries have remained stable in firms of 251 or more attorneys during this period, with a median of about $110,000, NALP said.“This is in sharp contrast to a 30 percent increase in the median, from April 1999 to April 2000,” NALP said. “In some major cities, such as Los Angeles and New York City, as well as the Silicon Valley area, the prevailing salary of $125,000 for first-year associates in large firms has remained unchanged since April 2000.”The organization said salary stability at this level was last experienced almost a decade ago in the mid-1990s.NALP said, as expected, each year of associate experience brings several thousand dollars in increased compensation: median salaries for eighth-year associates ranged from $106,000 in small firms to $165,000 in the largest firms, with a median for all participating firms of $124,900.The median salary for first-year associates in all firms of over 251 attorneys was highest in the West, at $120,000, followed by $117,000 in the Northeast, and $106,000 and $95,000 in the South and Midwest, respectively.The survey also reports on bonus systems at participating firms and the prevalence and size of bonuses for prior judicial clerks. Among the findings on bonus systems: about 67 percent of firms determine eligibility for bonuses on a “discretionary basis.” Many firms (60 percent) use “meeting fixed goals” as a determinant of eligibility — 42 percent of small firms consider this factor, while about three-quarters of the largest firms do so. Bonus amounts were based on various factors, the most common of which were merit/performance (76 percent of offices offering associate bonuses), billable hours (70 percent), and discretion (50 percent). About one-quarter of the firms reported paying a bonus to prior judicial clerks, with large firms most likely to offer such bonuses. Bonuses of $10,000 – $15,000 were most typical.A total of 578 offices provided salary information as of April 1, with 25 percent of respondents representing firms of 50 or fewer attorneys and 25 percent representing firms of more than 500 attorneys.More detailed results of the survey, including medians, averages, and ranges of base salaries for associates through the eighth year, aggregate compensation for associates, and comparisons of compensation structures, are found in the complete 2003 Associate Salary Survey, now available from NALP for $95. For more information go to www.nalp.org. Survey finds new lawyer salaries remain stable September 1, 2003 Regular News
I came up with the idea to produce the video “Second Perspective”, which has as its theme a tour from the perspective of a person with a disability, during the shooting of my graduation documentary, whose main actors are also people with disabilities. The Tourist Board of the city of Zaprešić recognized the potential of this story and we decided to record a twenty-minute pilot show. The main actress is Laura, a girl in a wheelchair who visits some of the most attractive locations in Zaprešić, and on her, seemingly classic tourist trip, she is accompanied by cameras. The final product is a promotional video destination, but from the perspective of a person with a disability, who are equal members of society as everyone else and who have the same needs and desires as others – to travel, meet, learn and experience., noted Glavas. You can watch a special promo video with the most beautiful locations of the city of Ban Josip Jelačić, which was visited by the girl Laura in a wheelchair, at the following link. From Zaprešić for the whole of Croatia – a different promo video destination “We invite all interested parties, other tourist boards, as well as institutions related to this topic to join us in creating a different perspective of travel for people with disabilities, but also those at the national level that aims to incorporate and better position this topic in the national tourism strategy for the next period “, concluded Ganjto and added that the Tourist Board of the City of Zaprešić, encouraged by this special promo video, will embark on a series of other concrete activities with the aim of socially and socially responsible tourism for all. The importance of involving people with disabilities in creating a tourist story “With this project, we want to make the public aware of a different perspective on travel and creating experiences that must be made possible and accessible to all people, regardless of their physical limitations and disabilities. The project aims to draw attention to the importance of the idea of responsible tourism, but also connecting local communities, culture, tourism and all service providers to successfully see all the perspectives of those who use our services, travel and want to return richer for new experiences., points out the director of the Tourist Board of the city of Zaprešić, Toni Ganjto. “Travel is changing, and destinations must be adapted, taking into account social justice, visitor satisfaction and community well-being. On this track, in the coming period we will carry out various activities in creating a positive, different and focused perception of those who face various obstacles in their ability to travel. The first step was to make a promotional film about Zaprešić from the perspective of a girl Laura who visited our city in a wheelchair, and which we made in collaboration with the author Anja Glavaš, which shows a great cooperation between the student initiative and our public responsibility as a tourist community., pointed out Ganjto. Following the development trends in the tourism market and the need for sustainable tourism, and taking into account the importance of inclusion of all persons and their access to tourism services and destinations, of which nearly a billion people are people with disabilities, the Tourist Board of Zaprešić and a young student team led by Anja Glavas was launched project “Second Perspective”. The aim of the project is to tell the story of the importance of including all people in tourist movements, regardless of their physical limitations and disabilities. According to the European Commission, 300 million people with disabilities and 30 million people in wheelchairs travel frequently, and more would travel if our destinations dealt with this topic in a focused and inclusive manner and create customized tourism products. The author of the video project, Anja Glavaš, mentioned that it is necessary to include people with disabilities in all segments of life, including tourist visits, and to contribute to social inclusion and, most importantly, to suppress stereotypes and raise public awareness. Zaprešić Tourist Board that is why it is launching a campaign on inclusion in tourism, but not only on the importance of physical accessibility and infrastructure, which most projects emphasize. The desire is to provide a perspective in creating a different experience, to encourage the adaptation of programs, content and service packages. The “Second Perspective” project takes the local community as a base and encourages destinations to create their different tourist story and perspective, and at the same time wants to point out the importance of implementing such a project at the national level to bring Croatia closer to all people with disabilities. The travel experience of people with disabilities – a perspective we must not forget Source: Zaprešić Tourist Board
Oratilwe Hlongwane is only two years old but has taken South Africa by storm showing off his DJ skills”Your dreams are valid,” this was a quote brought home by Kenya’s hollywood star Lupita Nyong’o when she won an oscar for her role in the much acclaimed movie ”12 years a slave.”This quote and many more inspiring quotes are what is pushing the boundaries for many including a 2 year old ambitious DJ who is causing waves in South Africa.Oratilwe Hlongwane, otherwise known as DJ AJ. is only two years old, and has already become a sensation for his jaw dropping skills as a DJ.So how did the little Oratilwe get to become a DJ ?Sample his skills here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiMr3WyuNn0It all began with his father Glen Hlongwane buying him an iPad before he was even born.The iPad was loaded with educational apps to boost Oratilwe’s education. His father also downloaded a DJing app for himself. After excelling at the regular child development apps at only a year old, Oratilwe began playing with the DJ app.Oratilwe then began to replicate the sounds he created on the DJ app using real DJing equipment.The young boy is still learning to put together words but the toddler is already able to select and play music from a laptop.His mother, Refiloe Marumo, credits his father’s decision to buy an iPad for his then unborn son.At about a year old, DJ AJ learned how to manipulate the gadget. Not satisfied with number recognition games, he began to fiddle with his father’s DJ app.The parents were blown away when their son, still in diapers, repeated what he had learned on the app on actual DJ equipment, playing with sound effects and bouncing between songs. A cellphone video of him playing went viral and now DJ AJ has nearly 25,000 Facebook fans.His newfound fame has brought special appearances and sponsorship deals many older DJs dream of.But celebrity has also brought some criticism as some accused his parents of abuse and profiting from their child’s precocious ability.“I’m not going to exploit my kid,” said his father. DJ AJ’s parents will not allow him to play in clubs or at parties.Hlongwane and Marumo are adamant that they will not force their son to be a DJ when he grows up, but say they believe his affinity for electronic equipment will probably decide his future.
LifestyleLocalNewsTravel BVI Airways Service to Dominica designed to accomodate international travellers by: – July 4, 2011 Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring! Share 74 Views one comment BVI Airways. Photo credit: caribbean360.com(Roseau Dominica – July 4, 2011) – Three times weekly, North American and European travellers wishing to visit Dominica can connect on the same day with non-stop service to Melville Hall Airport, Dominica (DOM) via BVI Airways from Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten (SXM). Passengers on flights arriving into St. Maarten on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays before 5:00PM can connect into Dominica on BVI Airways flight 206 departing Princess Juliana International at 6:00PM. Visitors in close proximity to the cities listed below or who are able to connect to these outbound flights will be able to take advantage of this same day connection.BVI Airways began serving Melville Hall Airport from Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, Tortola, BVI (EIS) and Princess Juliana International Airport on June 4, 2011. Travellers are encouraged to take advantage of introductory pricing ranging from as low as US$99 each way for a round trip ticket based on availability plus applicable taxes and fees. For bookings and other inquiries contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.gobvi.com. The local agent for BVI Airways in Dominica is Whitchurch Travel: (767) 448-2181/0111.Press ReleaseDiscover Dominica Authority
VERSAILLES, Ind. – A Holton man is facing drunken driving charges stemming from an incident on Monday, December 15.Ripley County dispatchers received a call around 8:30 p.m. regarding a White Ford Ranger that had struck two vehicles and a building near the intersection of U.S. 421 and S.R. 350.Investigators say the truck went through several properties while fleeing the scene.Officers received a second call reporting that a White Ford Ranger had wrecked off of a curve on Railroad Road and 200 North.The driver, Damian B. Mcneelan, 20, was located and arrested on suspicion of OWI endangering.Nobody was injured in either incident, police said.
Connersville, In. — Fayette Regional Health System has been awarded nearly $10 million in federal grant money from the Indiana State Department of Health through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program – Part B.* The grant will allow Fayette Regional to create an all-inclusive 4.0 detoxification unit and programs with special attention to those diagnosed with HIV.Fayette Regional hospital and its ancillary service locations are in the very heart of the opioid epidemic in Indiana. Fayette Regional is the number one hospital (per capita) in Indiana for saving lives of overdose patients. Within the last year, Fayette County has noted a 40% increase in drug/alcohol deaths with the highest drug poisoning death rate (per capita) of any county in the state of Indiana. Rates in surrounding counties are staggering as well. Fayette Regional currently works with several local agencies to advocate for change and share resources in the fight against drug and alcohol addiction, and worked closely with the Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration for the past several months.“We’re very pleased to have been awarded this funding from the Indiana State Department of Health,” said Randy White, FRHS President and CEO. “We are grateful and cannot thank the ISDH enough for working with us to make it possible to develop a compassionate and effective program to address this community crisis.”Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration played a vital role as FSSA Secretary Jennifer Walthall, M.D., M.P.H., personally served as an advisor throughout the grant process, beginning last year during her tenure at ISDH as the state’s deputy health commissioner.“Since meeting Dr. Walthall in the summer of 2016 when she was deputy state health commissioner, I have been absolutely impressed with her drive and determination to help all Hoosiers, both urban and rural,” White said.“There certainly could not be a more active, responsive, and dedicated Secretary of FSSA than Dr. Walthall.”Republican state representative from Batesville Cindy Zeimke said, ““Beginning next year, Fayette Regional Hospital’s new detoxification unit will help patients receive the treatment and support they need to manage their drug withdrawal symptoms and begin a path to recovery. With 46 new beds and additional medical staff, the hospital can now extend the same high quality and compassionate health care to more Hoosiers suffering from drug addiction. Thank you to Fayette Regional’s leadership team and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration for working together to make this possible.”