Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Tuscaloosa Amphitheater | Tuscaloosa, AL | 6/30/18Set: Show Me, Do I Look Worried, Midnight In Harlem, Just As Strange, Don’t Know What It Means, Shame, How Blue Can You Get?, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free, I Want MoreEncore: A Song For You, Bound For Glory On Friday night, Tedeschi Trucks Band rolled into Tuscaloosa, AL’s with The Marcus King Band and Drive-By Truckers for the second stop on their 2018 Wheels of Soul tour following Thursday’s tour opener in Jacksonville.After an opening set by Marcus King and company, Drive-By Truckers took the stage for their performance. While it customarily takes a few shows for everyone to get comfortable with their Wheels of Soul touring partners before commencing with the sit-ins, the second night of the run saw the mix-and-matching begin early. Midway through the Truckers’ set, Patterson Hood welcomed out a slew of guests for a cover of Eddie Hinton‘s “Everybody Needs Love”, including his father and Muscle Shoals legend David Hood as well as Derek Trucks, Mike Mattison, Mark Rivers, and Alecia Chakour of Tedeschi Trucks Band. Watch fan-shot footage of the collab below:Drive-By Truckers w/ David Hood, Derek Trucks, Mike Mattison, Mark Rivers, Alecia Chakour – “Everybody Needs Love” (Eddie Hinton cover)[Video: Matt Williamson]Setlist: Drive-By Truckers | Tuscaloosa Amphitheater | Tuscaloosa, AL | 6/30/18Set: Ramon Casiano, Lookout Mountain, Uncle Frank, Babies In Cages, Shit Shots Count, Ronnie and Neil, Women Without Whiskey, Everybody Needs Love (Eddie Hinton cover), Filthy and Fried, The Righteous Path, A Ghost to Most, Let There Be RockTedeschi Trucks Band later took the stage for their headlining set, opening with a cover of Joe Tex‘s “Show Me” for their second time in as many days, though only their third time ever. The show kept charging forward with a run of TTB favorites new and old including “Do I Look Worried”, “Midnight In Harlem”, “Just As Strange”, “Don’t Know What It Means”, and “Shame”, followed by a rendition of blues standard “How Blue Can You Get?”With the “wheels” already greased during Drive-By Truckers’ set, TTB welcomed out Patterson and David Hood to sit in on Cowboy/Gregg Allman tune “All My Friends”, and keep the “freight train” running through their cover of Bob Dylan‘s “Down In The Flood”. Finally, the set came to a close with a soulful rendition of Billy Taylor‘s “I Wish I Knew How It Feels To Be Free” and a rocking “I Want More”, before a “Bound For Glory” encore closed another fantastic night of music.You can check out photos of the traded sit-ins below via Tedeschi Trucks Band on Facebook. The Wheels of Soul tour is bound for Charleston, SC tonight, July 1st, followed by a performance at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, July 3rd. For a full list of upcoming dates, head here.
Drummer Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead) has released a new album of solo material, phér•bŏney. The album was recorded by Russo at Woodlot Recording in Brooklyn, NY, with additional recording and mixing/mastering by D. James Goodwin at The Isokon in Woodstock, NY.Each of the album’s nine tracks was written and performed by Russo, with several songs also featuring work by Joe’s various regular collaborators. “phér•bŏney love theme” features tenor sax from Erik Lawrence. “Can’t Wink” features Robbie Mangano on baritone guitar and synth bass. “Molly & Anni” features Mangano on electric, acoustic, and baritone guitars as well as Stuart Bogie on tenor sax. “Perfectabilitarians” again features Mangano on electric and acoustic guitar and piano with Jon Shaw also playing electric and upright bass. “The Wow! Signal” features Josh Kaufman on electric guitar and bass and Stuart Bogie on tenor sax. “Waters of March” is the sole song on the album not written by Russo, with music and lyrics credited toAntônio Carlos Jobim.The sonically avant-garde jazz fusion record plays with a litany of ethereal, ambient tones and genre-bending sensibilities—a welcome change of pace for drummer most frequently heard these days playing music from the Grateful Dead‘s rock and roll repertoire with JRAD.You can listen to Joe Russo’s new album, phér•bŏney, below via Spotify or YouTube:Joe Russo – phér•bŏney – Full Album You can also check out a full tracklisting and album cover art designed by Baptiste Ibar below.Joe Russo – phér•bŏney – Album Tracklisting1. phér•bŏney love theme2. Can’t Wink3. Molly & Anni4. Perfectabilitarians5. Waters of March6. You’re So Delicate7. Wild8. Elf/Man9. The Wow! SignalView TracklistingJoe Russo will be back in action out west with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at the end of this month. On Friday, May 31st, JRAD will perform at the Cuthbert Amphitheater in Eugene, OR. The band will continue their weekend run from there with shows at Redmond, WA’s Marymoor Amphitheater on Saturday, June 1st, and at Bonner-west Riverside, MT’s KettleHouse Amphitheater on Sunday, June 2nd.For a full list of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.
If obesity trends continue, the negative effect on the health of the U.S. population will overtake the benefits gained from declining smoking rates, according to a study by Harvard and University of Michigan researchers published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.“In the past 15 years, smoking rates have declined by 20 percent, but obesity rates have increased by 48 percent,” says lead author Susan T. Stewart, Ph.D, a Harvard research associate for the joint project of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Harvard’s Interfaculty Program for Health System Improvement. “If past trends continue, nearly half of the population – 45 percent – is projected to be obese by 2020.”Using a technical analysis that includes forecasting future trends based on historical data, researchers found that despite declines in smoking, the remaining life expectancy of a typical 18-year-old would be held back by 0.71 years by the year 2020 because of the increased body-mass index of the general population. The researchers also looked at quality of life. That same 18-year-old could expect to give up 0.91 years of increased quality-adjusted life expectancy.If all U.S. adults became nonsmokers of normal weight by 2020, their life expectancy would be forecast to increase by 3.76 years or 5.16 quality-adjusted years.“Obesity plays a large role in life expectancy,” said co-author Allison B. Rosen, assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. “Despite the fact that we are smoking less, body-mass indexes (BMI) are going up. These increases in obesity are overtaking these changes in smoking behaviors.”However, the researchers say the study’s results don’t imply that life expectancy will fall – more likely, life expectancy will continue to rise due to other factors, but less rapidly than it otherwise would.In addition to better managing clinical risk factors such as blood sugar among those who are obese, effective public health efforts are needed to address the roots of obesity, like sedentary lifestyles, the widespread availability of high-calorie food in large portions and reduced time for the preparation of food at home, says David Cutler, Ph.D., another co-author of this study and Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the department of economics and Kennedy School of GovernmentRosen said this study does not indicate that people are getting heavier because they are not smoking. The weight gain associated with quitting smoking is temporary and thus not significant enough to drive the rising trend in increased BMIs.Public health efforts to discourage smoking have worked, and a similar effort could help turn around obesity rates, Rosen said. Many weight control interventions have proven successful and their use should be encouraged.“Losing weight is harder than quitting smoking. People don’t have to smoke to live. People have to eat to live,” she said.“The hypothetical scenario of having everyone a non-smoker of normal weight may be unachievable. But these results show the dramatic toll that both smoking and obesity can have on both the length of life and the quality of life.”The study was funded by the National Institute on Aging, the Harvard Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement and the Lasker Foundation.
Two prominent theater producers, one from London’s famed Royal Court Theatre and one from Broadway and Broadway Across America, have been named to new leadership posts at Harvard’s American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) by Artistic Director Diane Paulus. Diane Borger has been named A.R.T. producer and Tiffani Gavin has been named the director of finance and administration at the A.R.T.Diane Borger joined the A.R.T. last fall as the executive producer for “Sleep No More,” and will now be taking on the full-time position of producer for the A.R.T. Borger spent over a decade as general manager at the Royal Court Theatre in London, where she produced more than 150 productions, including “The Seagull,” “Rock’n’Roll,” and “The Weir,” which she also transferred to Broadway in New York.Previously, Borger spent 13 years as deputy head of the Great Britain’s National Theatre of Studio, where she oversaw the readings and workshops and classes for some of the most prominent playwrights, actors, and directors in the United Kingdom. Borger has a master of arts in theater from Ohio State University. Now, 30 years after moving to London to begin a career in British theater, she returns to the United States to take on the mantle of producer.Tiffani Gavin most recently served as the senior director of professional licensing at Theatrical Rights Worldwide, where she engaged in strategic planning, branding the company in a competitive marketplace and marketing the artists’ work represented by the company.Prior to that work, Gavin was the executive producer for Clear Channel Entertainment, where she focused on business development and was responsible for executing the day-to-day activities of administering Clear Channel’s Broadway and off-Broadway shows. She was the architect of the “Urban Broadway Series” project that focused on reaching out to and introducing more diverse audiences to the theater. After graduating from Brown University, Gavin began her theater career at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater. Later, she was company manager for Blue Man Group and spent two seasons as engagement manager for the multiple national tours of “Phantom of the Opera.”Borger and Gavin are joining the A.R.T. at a key juncture as the theater rides on the success of Paulus’ inaugural season as artistic director and gears up for “Johnny Baseball,” the world premiere of the new musical about the Red Sox, among other plans for next season.“After an extensive national search, and the review of literally hundreds of highly qualified candidates, I am honored to be moving forward with an executive team of this caliber and experience. I have every confidence that Diane and Tiffani are the right people to lead the theater in this transformational moment,” said Paulus. “As we work towards expanding the boundaries of theater, and revolutionizing the theater experience, I am so thrilled to have Diane and Tiffani as part of the leadership of the A.R.T.”
Two International Business students at Champlain College will join a Vermont Chamber of Commerce trade mission to Asia in mid-October. Laura Herrema and Elizabeth Claflin will travel with a delegation of Vermont legislators and business people for an 11-day trip to Shanghai, China, Hong Kong, and Taipei, Taiwan.For these students, the internship is providing learning experiences that can’t be gleaned from a textbook. This rare opportunity is supported through a US Department of Education “Business and International Education” grant received by Champlain College. The students have been working with Curtis Picard, Vice President of International Trade at the Chamber, to promote the trip, complete research, and work on the logistics of the trade mission.
UNICEL ADDS CELL SITES IN WAITSFIELD AND ACROSS VERMONTWaitsfield, Vt.; Oct. 3, 2008 – Unicel has added five new cell sites in the past few months, bringing the total number of Unicel cell sites in Vermont to 126. The wireless services company plans to add as many as 12 more cell sites this year, providing Vermont residents, business people and travelers with the benefits of its advanced network.Unicel announced its most recent cell sites today with Gov. Douglas at the Waitsfield Inn, the historic home to one of Unicel’s latest cell sites.Working closely with innkeepers Mike and Ronda Kelley as well as a consultant to the Vermont Department of Historic Preservation, Unicel’s latest cell site is virtually invisible. The antennae used for the cell site is completely enclosed in a false chimney attached to the main building, and the rest of the technology is housed in an additional building that perfectly matches the look and feel of the traditional New England inn that has anchored Route 100 since 1825.”Unicel is committed to bringing the most advanced wireless technology to rural areas of Vermont,” said Tom McLaughlin, director for Unicel. “Our new cell site in Waitsfield is a perfect example of Unicel’s priorities, serving the wireless needs of Vermont residents, visitors and businesses.”According to innkeeper Mike Kelley, the new cell site has made a huge difference in the Valley.”As a business owner, it was a real challenge for us to not have cell service for our clients coming here from more urban areas,” said Kelley. “Our guests come here for skiing, for weddings, and for foliage, and they expect to be able to get away and also to stay in touch, but like most B&Bs we don’t have phones in the rooms.””Unicel’s initiative has a lot of support in the Valley, and we’re thrilled to have the boost in wireless coverage in time for foliage season,” added Kelley.Governor Jim Douglas was at the Waitsfield Inn to recognize the importance of continuing to build out Vermont’s wireless infrastructure.”Unicel realizes that Vermont is a great place to invest and to do business, and we’re grateful to the company for continuing its commitment to increase wireless coverage across our beautiful rural state,” said Gov. Douglas.In addition to the new cell site at the Waitsfield Inn, Unicel has turned up cell sites in four other locations across Vermont in the past few months:* Burke* Lincoln* Lyndon* VernonUnicel plans to add as many as 12 more cell sites in Vermont this year.Unicel and Verizon Wireless completed a deal in August for Verizon Wireless to acquire Unicel’s 15-state wireless network, but federal regulators required that certain sections of the company – including all of Vermont – be sold to another wireless carrier for competitive reasons. Until a deal for Verizon to divest itself of Unicel’s Vermont assets is approved by the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, Unicel is being run through a management trust in Vermont. Unicel’s operations in Vermont are headed by Tom McLaughlin, who has been with the company and its predecessors since it turned on its first cell site in the Green Mountain State in 1990.
The SkinnyI live out in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, where residents share a certain affinity for homemade liquor. White lightnin’. Hillbilly pop. Kickapoo joy juice. The white dog. Call it what you will, but pour mine from a Mason jar that doesn’t have any fancy label, and keep it clear. No apple pie or blueberry shine for me, if you please.Considering my love of corn liquor, you can imagine my interest was piqued when I discovered The Moonshine. I thought to myself, “Well, I just might have something in common with these folks.” And I do. A love of fine acoustic music.This Portland, Oregon, quintet gets the musical heritage of my Appalachian Mountains. I hear The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers in their music, but the influence doesn’t end there. There is conscious blending of the old and new here, sort of like moonshine in a martini glass . . . . except this works better.As far as Oregon’s illegal liquor scene goes, in the finest tradition of discretion, I couldn’t get songwriter Michael Gerard to spill much.“I plead the fifth when it comes to the current state of the bootlegging business out here in Oregon. The name means a lot of different things to us,” says Gerard. “We love the DIY idea behind making it yourself if you can’t get it elsewhere, and the idea of taking care of business by cover of night appeals to us, too. We are definitely a band that likes to stay up well past most folks’ idea of late. We’re a bit like the moon that way, too . . . shinin’ high and up all night.For Fans OfThe Head & The Heart, Elephant Revival, Spirit Family ReunionOutside Looking In“We decided to ask The Moonshine to do a long term residency with us because of the reactions the band was getting from the people walking by the shop on the street. There’s not much going on most Monday nights, but service people often have the night off and there are people out and about. The music would start and, over the course of the night, more and more people would wander in, excited to find this gem of a moment going on when they least expected it. These people came back again and again and, as the year progressed, became staples of our community. People who love all sorts of music really connect to the band.”—Stephen Ferruzza, of Portland’s Al Forno Ferruzz, on The MoonshineOn StageA glance through The Moonshine’s tour schedule finds a bevy of dates throughout Oregon. The upcoming show at Edgefield in Troudale, Oregon, on March 17th has me contemplating a trip to the Pacific Northwest. Being a young band, they haven’t had much time to head east yet, but there is something you can do about that. Call your favorite indie record store or radio station and hassle them until they get the band’s new record, And Now . . . , on shelves or on the air.In His Own Words“’Never Know’ started out as a home recording on the same day it was written. Sometimes a song just comes to me fully formed, and this was one of those to some extent. That demo recording is really just this little rhythmic mandolin figure played over a sort of reggae beat that I programmed into my drum machine software. It’s really quite different from what we ended up with in the studio, although I feel like the album version retains some of the strange juxtaposition of pseudo-Cajun melodic content over the clearly pop leanings of the beat and the Beach Boys backing vocals. The song is really an ode to getting out and doing whatever this life moves you to do before it’s too l ate. It’s a bright song of hope wrapped around the dark fact of death. I think that’s what it’s one of my favorites.”—Michael Gerard, of The Moonshine, on “Never Know”On The World Wide WebFor more information on The Moonshine, when the band will take to a stage near you, or how you can get the new record, surf over to www.themoonshinemusic.com.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Republican Dean Murray unseated freshman Assemb. Edward Hennessey (D-Shirley) in a rematch after the Democrat had ousted Murray two years prior, according to unofficial Suffolk County Board of Election results both cited.Hennessey, a lawyer and former Brookhaven town councilman, conceded the race after absentee ballots were counted this week. Murray, an advertising company owner from East Patchogue, had initially won the seat in a 2010 special election and was re-elected the following year before Hennessey won the seat from Murray in ‘12.“It wasn’t a good year to be a Democrat in Brookhaven,” Hennessey said, adding that he’s still interested in running for elected office—whether the 3rd Assembly District again in 2016, or another title.The unofficial returns after the polls closed on Election Day showed Murray beat Hennessey by 629 votes. But, after more than 1,000 absentee and other paper ballots were counted, that margin was 526, said Hennessey, who won the seat from Murray two years ago by 226 votes. Elections officials said the results will be certified next week.“I am thrilled that the voters in the 3rd Assembly District have placed their trust and confidence in me and I look forward to getting to work to represent them in Albany,” Murray wrote on his Facebook page.Only 29 percent of 78,195 registered voters—22,752—in the district cast their ballots, according to the state and county elections boards. That’s slightly above the 28 percent voter turnout statewide, which experts say is the lowest in 72 years. The third Assembly district—made up of more than 129,000 residents—includes 25,333 registered Democrats, 24,401 Republicans, 21,702 unaffiliated voters and 6,759 minor party members.Aside from the usual issues of taxes and education, the race took a strange turn when Assembly GOP campaign workers had placed a GPS tracking device on Hennessy’s vehicle in a failed attempt to prove that Hennessey doesn’t actually live in the district and was ineligible to run—a move that instead sparked various legislation to outlaw private citizens using GPS trackers.Every other incumbent state Assembly member on LI was re-elected and two local seats in which Democratic incumbents are retiring were remained in the hands of Democrats, who have the majority in the chamber.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The bodies of three beheaded goats were found dumped on the side of the road in Riverhead this week in what Suffolk County authorities said they are investigating as a possible ritualistic killing.The dead goats were found in the Otis Pike Preserve on Line Road and their heads were found nearby surrounded by fruits and vegetables, according to the Suffolk County SPCA.New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officers first responded to a report of the discovery and referred the case to the Suffolk County SPCA.Roy Gross, chief of the Suffolk SPCA, called it a “gruesome discovery.”The agency is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.Suffolk County SPCA investigators ask anyone with information on this case to call them at 631-382-7722. All calls will be kept confidential.
Yesterday, the Founding Assembly of the Tourist Board of Ravni kotari was held in Stankovci in Zadar County. The area of Ravni kotari was visited by a significant number of tourists even before the establishment of the tourist board, so during the past year in the area of six municipalities and the town of Benkovac realized over 115.000 overnight stays, among which the most numerous were guests from Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium and France. I am glad that this area shows that we must not forget the past, but also that we should look to the future, said the Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli during the opening of the Founding Assembly of the Tourist Board Ravni kotari and added that today they laid the foundations of joint cooperation and the beginning of a new story for all Ravne kotari who have the opportunity to use their potential and become a recognizable tourist destination known under one name and brand. “As well as through our legislative changes, our desire is to encourage the association of destinations that, through joint action, have the opportunity to brand themselves much better, position themselves on the market and develop projects that will encourage overall economic development. Numerous synergy effects should result from this, not only in the quality of market performance in the whole area, but also in the necessary cost efficiency in the field of project promotion and implementation. “Cappelli concluded. This is also the 16th Tourist Board in the area and the second in a row established in Dalmatia after the Tourist Board of Imotski, which covers the area of Imotski Krajina. The new Tourist Board unites six municipalities in Ravno Kotar and one town, ie it includes the municipalities of Lišane Ostrovičke, Polača, Stankovce, Zemunik Donji, Škabrnja, Galovac and the town of Benkovac, thus becoming one of the tourist boards that covers the largest area in Croatia.