Bob Weir Plays Intimate Acoustic Show At Amoeba Records [Gallery/Video]

first_imgGuitarist Bob Weir has been deeply exploring the “cowboy music” side to his songwriting, which comes to light on the great new album Blue Mountain. Officially due out this Friday, Blue Mountain is Weir’s first complete batch of new songs in over 30 years, and highlights his affinity for acoustic-driven country music. That essence was in full display last night, when Weir sat down for an intimate performance at the famed Amoeba Records in Hollywood, CA, to talk about the new album and play some selections of original music.Weir treated fans to a seven-song setlist, that opened with blues traditional “Walkin’ Blues” before a cover of Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece.” After playing title track “Blue Mountain,” Weir called on his collaborator Josh Kaufman to assist on the remainder of the set. Kaufman joined for “Only A River” and “Lay My Lily Down,” two songs from the new release, before going into a cover of the traditional “Peggy-O.” Finally, they closed the set with “Ki-Yi Bossie,” one last sampling of Blue Mountain.Watch the full video of the performance below:Fortunately, our photographer Steve Rose was on the scene to capture this marvelous event. Check out a full gallery of the performance, as well as the setlist, below. Load remaining images Edit this setlist | More Bob Weir setlistslast_img read more

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Professor shares work of Jim Crow era photojournalist

first_imgSteven Hoelscher, a professor of American Studies and geography at the University of Texas at Austin, spoke about forced labor and torture in Georgia prisons during the Jim Crow era at a lecture Thursday evening at the Snite Museum of Art. The lecture was co-sponsored by the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, department of American Studies and Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy.Hoelscher, a photo historian and cultural geographer, presented photographs of Georgia prisons captured by John L. Spivak, a photojournalist.Hoelscher said Spivak was “one of the most influential reporters” of his time.The work Spivak did was “Snowden-esque,” Hoelscher said — putting himself at risk to expose governmental injustices.John Spivak visited several prisons in Georgia during the 1930s, documenting prisoner labor and torture. He intentionally framed his photographs to display the disparity between prisoners, who were predominantly African-American, and the prison wardens and workers, Hoelscher said. As part of his work, Spivak documented prisoners forced to do hard labor in chain gangs, forced to clear forests, pave roads and perform other physically demanding tasks.Spivak worked to “expose the atrocity of racially based forced labor through the act of photographic witnessing,” Hoelscher said.“Spivak became a photographer in order to affect political change,” he added. “He had a burning desire to help people regard the pain of others because he believed knowledge provoked action.”Hoelscher said his current research on Spivak’s work focuses on the civil rights movement and the intolerance and hate it challenged.“[The research] explores a crucial moment in the turbulent history of the United States when post-emancipation hopes for African-American civic equality [and] economic independence were crushed by disenfranchisement, lynching and a vast array of oppression aimed at black communities,” Hoelscher said. “… [Spivak had] determination to bring unpleasant, even atrocious, facts to light and the desire to present social reality in a fashion deemed acceptable to the masses.”Hoelscher said although Spivak’s work is sometimes criticized for providing little information on its African-American subjects, he still finds it provides essential insight into the history of the civil rights movement.“[It] was a forceful argument for racial justice in the South [which was affected by a] racial caste system that made the chain gang possible,” he said.Hoelscher said Spivak is an example of how photographers can hold the U.S. government accountable for injustices.“[He] challenges us, modern day witnesses, to engage actively in the critical evaluation of the American past,” he said.Tags: Jim Crow Era, john spivak, photography, Snite Museum of Artlast_img read more

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Long Beach Shooting Leaves Man Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Investigators are searching for the shooter that killed a 28-year-old man in a Long Beach apartment complex over the weekend, Nassau County police said.Long Beach city police officers responded to a report of gunshots fired on Birch Court near the train station, where they found the victim suffering from a bullet wound shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.The victim, Tyrenzo Brown, was taken to a local hospital, where he died.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.Detectives ask anyone with information on this shooting to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img

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Long Island Memorial Day Parades 2018

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer 2018 with a ton of exciting events on Long Island. The holiday weekend isn’t complete without the parades. Here are some of the best Memorial Day parades to check out this month.HempsteadEveryone is invited to attend the Village of Hempstead’s 133rd Annual Memorial Day Parade. There will be banners, floats and more. Legion Square, 160 Marvin Ave., Hempstead. 2:30 p.m. May 27.Plainview-Old BethpageParade lasts about one hour and ends at Plainview-Old Bethpage Community Park on Washington Ave. Ceremony honoring local veterans to follow. 700 Old Country Rd., Plainview. 8:30 a.m. May 28.Bay ShoreBring the whole family! Lanier Lane and Main Street. 10 a.m. May 28.East MeadowBegins at East Meadow High School and ends at Veterans Memorial Park. 10 a.m. May 28.FarmingdaleMain Street and Village Green. 10 a.m. May 28.Garden CityStarts at Cherry Valley Avenue and 10th Street and ends in front of the village’s war monuments in front of the Garden City Public Library. 10 a.m. May 28.Long BeachBegins at Ohio Avenue and West Beech Street at and ends at the reviewing stand on Park Avenue in front of City Hall. 10 a.m. May 28.MalverneThe parade will begin on Church Street. Marchers will parade through the Westwood Section. The Memorial Day Ceremony will be held immediately following the parade at the Gazebo in Reese Memorial Park. 10 a.m. May 28.Massapequa ParkBegins on Broadway and Commonwealth Avenue in Massapequa; moves south on Broadway, east on Clark Boulevard to Park Boulevard to Front Street and travel west to Brady Park. 10 a.m. May 28.NorthportLocated at Village Park. 10 a.m. May 28.last_img read more

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Wading River Man Charged With Attempted Rape at Gunpoint

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 30-year-old Wading River man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman at gunpoint and trying to rape her behind Wildwood Bowling Alley in Northampton this week, Southampton Town Police said.Richard Rause was charged with attempted first-degree rape, criminal possession of a weapon and escape after authorities said fled from a detective’s vehicle after he was taken into custody.Police said the victim fought off Rause, who allegedly punched her repeatedly, and called 911 to report the attempted sexual assault at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.Southampton Town Police, Suffolk County police New York State police launched a manhunt that included K-9 officers and helicopters before the suspect was apprehended at his home, authorities said.Rause, who was taken back into custody shortly after his alleged escape, police said.Arraignment information for Rause was not immediately available.last_img read more

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Binghamton Mayor announces details of Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

first_imgMayor David says its important they put their best foot forward. The parade begins 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. It begins at St. Mary’s. Organizers are happy to announce that the Oscar Meyer Weiner-Mobile will join parade line-up this year. Mayor Rich David says he hopes the city puts on a good and safe show for all who attend. (WBNG) — The 53rd Annual Binghamton Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is on Saturday and local leaders are getting prepared. “We’ve worked very hard collectively as a group to make this a family-friendly oriented event,” says Binghamton Mayor Rich David. “There will literally be thousands and thousands of people not only from Binghamton but from across the region and the state.” For the first time in the parade’s history, the arch-bishop of the Syracuse Diocese will attend the parade.last_img read more

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The Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts is looking for stronger measures for the survival of crafts

first_imgwrite-off of all contributions from and to the salary, for the period during which the work ban laststo put a moratorium on craftsmen who use the CES measure for self-employment, so that they can use the measure to preserve jobs for themselves and their employeesthat the use of the measure for the preservation of jobs be made possible for seasonal trades, as well as for all other trades, regardless of how long they have been operatingthat the amount that the employer can pay above the minimum wage is tax-freeto suspend the collective agreement and put a moratorium on certain provisions of the Labor Law due to retention of employability Following the measures to help the economy adopted by the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts, headed by President Dragutin Ranogajc, continues to insist on achieving better conditions for the survival of craftsmen’s business and the preservation of jobs. Although, as they say, they appreciate all the efforts made by the Government of the Republic of Croatia helping the economy to survive, they are aware that what has been done will unfortunately not be enough. That is why they call on the Government of the Republic of Croatia to open a dialogue on write-offs on a monthly basis, and not to postpone the payment of taxes and contributions for three + three months. The Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts requires for its members: HOK emphasizes that it is not time to look at the debt for public benefits, which amounted to HRK 200,00 or HRK 10.000,00, but that everyone should be allowed to access the measure for deferring tax benefits.last_img read more

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Continued pension fund interest in alternatives to boost asset manager revenues

first_imgThe growing interest from pension funds in alternative asset classes will provide a boost to established alternative asset manager revenues, according to a report by Moody’s Investor Services.It said the “structural shift” into alternative investments would benefit those managers well established in the industry, with proven track records.However, as other asset managers grow their capabilities, they can also benefit from the growth in alternatives assets being managed, it said.The report highlights data from the UBS Pension Fund Indicators Report, which shows that alternative allocations for UK corporate pension funds reached 10% by 2013. While alternative allocations began in 1995, no real growth was seen until 2007-08, as equity markets plummeted.Soo Shin-Kobberstad, senior analyst at Moody’s, said: “Pension funds are increasingly seeking investments that offer protection against inflation and avoid undue price volatility. They are increasingly turning to alternative investments that generally offer higher returns driven by greater illiquidity and idiosyncratic risks.”Despite a downward pressure on fee margins for traditional assets, those for alternatives funds are significantly higher, the report said.Research done in 2011 by the Investment Company Institute calculated the expense ratio for equity mutual funds and bond funds at 0.79% and 0.62%, respectively.However, in Preqin’s 2013 survey on alternatives, it found management fees as high as 2%, with additional performance fees ranging up to 20%, if the manager achieved a certain return level.Even though traditional managers would like to enter the market, the research said it would be difficult for them, as the necessary expertise and resources are in short supply.However, Shin-Kobberstad argued that higher fee margins could change this.“Marginal revenue will likely exceed marginal cost for well-established traditional asset managers, lifting their overall net operating margin,” he said.“However, downward pressures on fees will increase as competition in the alternative asset management sector escalates and institutional investors further gain their bargaining power.”last_img read more

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UW treks to East Lansing

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoAfter losing a pair of heartbreaking matches in overtime last week, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team will have a chance to redeem itself this weekend. The Badgers (5-5-2) will travel to Michigan Friday to compete against Michigan State (6-3-3) and the University of Michigan (5-4-2).”It’s going to be a big weekend for us,” assistant coach Nick Carlin-Voigt said. “We are looking to get right back into the race in the Big Ten. We play Michigan State first then Michigan, so our approach right now is to take one game at a time. We have had some bad bounces, some things not go our way, but the team started off 0-3-1 last year, and there is no reason we can’t have the same success as last year.”After 12 games, Wisconsin has been plagued by overtime losses, going 1-4-2 in extended play and losing its last three games in extra time. Giving up corner kicks and losing momentum in the second half are two factors that Carlin-Voigt said have helped send the Badgers into overtime. Since last weekend’s double loss, the Badgers have been trying to improve on corner kick scenarios and goal-scoring opportunities.”We have been working on defending corner kicks better,” Carlin-Voigt said. “I think that we are going to have to learn to get the ball out when it is served in the box. I think being smarter in the back third and taking an initiative to clear the ball out will also help us.”This weekend will be the perfect opportunity for the Badgers to pick up momentum. UW will first face Michigan State Friday night. This season, the Spartans have just one more win than the Badgers.Michigan State has won just two contests in 21 tries against Wisconsin. Also, UW has never lost an away match to the Spartans.Defender Kelly Hannon leads Michigan State. The former Big Ten defensive player of the week should offer UW offensive forwards Amy Vermeulen, Allison Priess and Kara Kabellis quite a challenge.With Hannon controlling the backfield, Carlin-Voigt expects the front line to be more physical and explosive against the Spartans.”I think we will play a little more of an attacking style this weekend to try and get some goals,” Carlin-Voigt explained. “It’s going to be a matter of us defending. Last year, we played Michigan State and it was a must-win game, which we won 1-0, so it’s going to be important that we shut them out and finish our chances when they are given to us.”So far this season, the Badgers have used a duo of great goalkeepers in Lynn Murray and Stefani Szczechowski, who have both shown great prominence and are expected to see a lot of action this weekend.”We are really lucky to have two great goalkeepers that the team has confidence in,” Carlin-Voigt said. “So, whoever gets the call will be ready. Stef played well last weekend and Lynn is a very capable goalkeeper. So, it’s a tough decision but we are confident in whoever we decide to put between the pipes.”The Badgers will end their weekend road trip Sunday against Michigan. The Wolverines, like UW, are coming off two losses last weekend, to Purdue and Indiana.Sophomore Melissa Dobbyn leads the Wolverines. The forward has proved to be a lethal threat against Big Ten schools, scoring two goals and putting six shots on goal against Ohio State.If the Badgers can find a way to control Dobbyn, Carlin-Voigt thinks the team might be able to return home with two wins.”The team is really unified right now and they know it’s just a matter of time before we start to see more victories,” he said.last_img read more

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Women of Troy take down Wildcats in the desert

first_imgThe Women of Troy overcame a late rally on the road against Arizona on Sunday to prevail 54-45 over the Wildcats in another crucial Pac-12 conference game.Standout · Junior forward Alexyz Vaioletama scored 16 points to lead the Women of Troy over the Arizona Wildcats on Sunday.aging 9.5 points per game. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanLed by the strong play and the game-high 16 points of junior forward Alexyz Vaioletama, USC (11-6, 4-1 Pac-12) was able to bounce back with a win after Friday’s tough 94-86 overtime loss to No. 23 Arizona State.“[Vaioletama] is so incredibly talented and her intensity, focus and effort on defense have allowed her to relax offensively and really step up her game on offense,” USC head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke said.The Women of Troy controlled the majority of the game, taking a 28-17 lead heading into halftime, before going on a 12-0 run in the second half to take a 19-point lead with a little more than 10 minutes remaining in the game.That lead would begin to shrink after senior forward and captain Cassie Harberts picked up her fourth foul and was forced to sit out part of the second half due to foul trouble.“We had a little letdown when Cassie got in foul trouble because she is such a great leader for us on the floor,” Cooper-Dyke said.The Wildcats (4-11, 0-4) proceeded to go on a 7-0 run to trim the USC lead, while the Women of Troy’s foul count reached the double bonus. This allowed Arizona to get back into the game even after Harberts’ return, as they scored 11 straight points paired with a USC shooting slump to cut the lead to single digits.With the Women of Troy clinging to a 50-45 lead and the momentum riding on the home team’s side with two minutes remaining, USC would finish strong.They would execute defensively, holding the Wildcats to zero points in the final stages of the game, while freshman guard Courtney Jaco showed some maturity by hitting four late free throws to seal the game for the Women of Troy.“I’m really proud of our team because we locked in and focused at the end of the game when we needed to,” Cooper-Dyke said. “We executed down the stretch and finished when we needed to.”Jaco would also be responsible for the steal that put USC in the driver’s seat with just over 30 seconds to go.The team shot the ball relatively well throughout, going 34 percent for the game, while they were a perfect 11 for 11 from the charity stripe. Arizona shot only 30 percent from the floor.“We kept our composure when they began to come back and we stepped up our intensity and aggressiveness,” Vaioletama said.The Women of Troy also used the deep ball to their advantage, going 5-for-16 from the three-point line, while Arizona was a dismal 1-for-9.Rebounding was a large factor in USC’s success, as they used their size to out-board the Wildcats an outstanding 44-33.Their hot shooting and strong defense is what gave USC an early lead in the first half, holding the Wildcats scoreless for nearly eight minutes and going on a 10-2 run to go up 20-11.Vaioletama was the only USC player to enter double figures, while Jaco had nine and Harberts flirted with a double-double, scoring eight points and bringing down eight boards. Guard Candice Warthen was the only Arizona player to enter double digits with 12 points.USC will return to the Galen Center this weekend to take on the Oregon schools. The Women of Troy will face Oregon State on Friday night before facing off against Oregon in a Sunday matinee.last_img read more

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