FU*K 2016: Musicians We Love Honor Musicians We Lost In Stellar NOLA Performance [Video/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Sammi GarettGreg SandersonChris BrouwersShane AllenDrew Sayers On Sunday, April 30th, members of Turkuaz, The Motet, Snarky Puppy, and many more gathered onstage in the heart of New Orleans to send a simple message…”FU*K 2016!” While last year marked an era of divisiveness, most of us were able to agree on this sentiment. From the ugly, insult-driven presidential election, to the endless outbreaks of violence around the globe, it seemed like every time you turned around there was more bad news to process. The general shitty-ness of of the last calendar year hit the music world particularly hard. From David Bowie in early January to George Michael on Christmas day, last year seemed to take amazing artists from this Earth at an alarming rate. Thankfully all things, bitter and sweet, come to an end. And luckily for us, the talented “FU*K 2016” lineup (led by Turkuaz’s Craig Brodhead) came together to celebrate the joy created by these amazing performers rather than quietly lament their loss, and turned the giant lemon that was 2016 into funky lemonade!As the “FU*K 2016” band gathered backstage at the venerable Howlin’ Wolf making their final plans, the pedal steel guitar strains of openers RumpleSTEELskin, a Revivalists side project, warmed up the crowd admirably. Ed Williams has always been a lightning rod for attention at Revivalists shows thanks to his dramatic style of play, often rising to his feet and bending his instrument as well as the string in wild displays of passion. Williams commanded the crowd on the mic as well, joking about the band’s lack of preparation and sad inability to even name their tunes with remarkable charm. Though they may have lacked some of the more standard Revivalists bells and whistles, they, more than made up for it with a stellar performance featuring a wonderful two-song sit-in from another “sacred steel” player, the good Dr. himself: Roosevelt Collier. After attributing a few of their instrumentals to the “Late Brittany Spears” in jest, they closed with a bombastic take on Led Zeppelin‘s “Dazed and Confused” that left the already-packed house reeling and ready for the fun yet to come.The eager audience didn’t have long to wait as the battle-tested Howlin’ Wolf crew reset the stage with an efficiency born from hundreds of nights of practice. There was barely an inch to spare when the final player took the stage and the clarion call to party, David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance,” kicked off the parade of classic hits from the fallen of 2016. Lyle Divinsky (The Motet) and Shira Elias (Turkuaz) shouldered the lion’s share of the lead vocal duties, singing with passion and charisma. As Divinsky wound through classics from Earth, Wind & Fire and Leon Russell, he showcased the range and presence that made him one of the most in-demand sit-in performers of the 2017 Jazz Fest late night circuit.The pair of George Michael covers in the middle of the set (“I Want Your Sex” and “Freedom!”) and the Prince deep cut that followed (“Sexy Dancer”) proved to be one of the tightest segments of the night, the whole room getting down to the deep, funky grooves. The double talk-box keyboard battle between Joey Porter and Steveland Swatkins on “Freedom” was worth the ticket price in itself. When it came time to honor the Purple One, the almighty Prince, the architects of the performance chose to go for the deep cuts, hitting a pair of under-appreciated gems from his unfathomably large catalog instead of more predictable popular hits.Of course, that didn’t mean that the talented lineup was afraid to take on the iconic tunes. The powerful ensemble tackled a pair of Parliment-Funkadelic tracks in honor of the late Bernie Worrell, including “Mothership Connection” and “Starchild,” before finishing the main set with a roaring rendition of the infectious Tower Of Power track “What Is Hip” for the late Mic Gillette. Revisiting the Earth, Wind & Fire catalog and the radiant spirit of Maurice White one last time for an encore of “In The Stone,” the musical collective kept the pedal pressed to the floor for one last burst of love and respect.With the recent losses of luminaries like Butch Trucks and Col. Bruce Hampton, we have already seen the beginnings of what could well be another year of heart-breaking losses. Thankfully, as the “Fu*k 2016” tribute showcase remarkably illustrated, there is a positive to be found in these troubled circumstances: We can choose to celebrate the lives of these fallen friends rather than lament their losses. For one night in New Orleans, the spirits of the artists we lost in 2016 returned to life on the stage. But if we keep these memories alive in our hearts, then those that gave us so much in life will live as long as the stars themselves.Below, you can watch full video of “FU*K 2016: A Funky Tribute To Musicians We Lost” below courtesy of videographer John Peckham of ConcertCasters, and view a gallery of photos from the incredible night of music via photographer Jeremy Scott:SETLIST: FU*K 2016: A Funky Tribute To Musicians We Lost | Howlin’ Wolf | New Orleans, LA | 4/30/17 | Photos by Jeremy ScottLet’s Dance[1], Shining Star[4], Tell Me[3], How Long Do I Have To Wait[3], Delta Lady[6], You Got To Funkifize[9], Off The Wall [8], I Want Your Sex[7], Freedom![7], Sexy Dancer[2], Ballad of Dorothy Parker[2], One Nation Under A Groove[5], Mothership Connection[5], What Is Hip[9]Encore: In The StoneIn memory of: [1] David Bowie; [2] Prince; [3] Sharon Jones; [4] Maurice White; [5]Bernie Worrell; [6] Leon Reussell; [7] George Michael; [8] Rod Temperton; [9] Mic Gillette (Tower of Power)“Fu*k 2016: A Tribute To Musicians We Lost” Artist LineupMichelangelo CarubbaJoey PorterGarrett SayersLyle DivinskyCraig BrodheadShira Elias Danny MayerSteveland SwatkinsKhris RoyalMaurice “Mobetta” BrownNate Werth FU*K 2016: A Funky Tribute To Musicians We Lost | Howlin’ Wolf | New Orleans, LA | 4/30/17 | Photos by Jeremy Scottlast_img read more

Tickets Now On Sale for Off-Broadway Run of A Night with Janis Joplin

first_img View Comments Take another little piece of our hearts, Janis! Tickets for the off-Broadway run of A Night with Janis Joplin are now on sale. The Janis tribute, after an acclaimed run on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre, will play the Gramercy Theatre beginning April 10. A Night with Janis Joplin celebrates the inspirations of one of rock’s greatest legends and takes audiences on a musical journey with Joplin as her unforgettable voice made her a must-see headliner all across the country when she exploded onto the music scene in 1967. The show features many of Joplin’s hit songs, including “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Down on Me,” “Summertime,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Ball ‘n’ Chain,” “Maybe,” “Kozmic Blues,” “Cry Baby” and “Mercedes Benz.” Mary Bridget Davies will reprise her performance as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Additional casting will be announced soon. The show is written and directed by Randy Johnson.center_img Star Files Mary Bridget Davieslast_img read more

Fletcher Allen Health Care Dedicates New Birthing Center

first_imgFletcher Allen Health Careintroduced the Claire M. Lintilhac Birthing Center on the seventh floor ofthe McClure Building. The center, which will provide a more spacious,comfortable and pleasing birthing environment for women and familiesthroughout the area, will officially open for patients on May 23rd. Thenew center marks the completion of the inaugural component of FletcherAllen’s Renaissance Project. The birthing center was dedicated in honor of Claire M.Lintilhac — the woman who helped introduce nurse-midwifery to theacademic health center and who dedicated her life to the belief that allwomen are entitled to expert and empathetic care. “A person of great compassion and vision, Claire Lintilhac wasinstrumental in bringing a hospital-based midwifery service to ouracademic health center in the late 1960s to serve the women of ourcommunity,” said Fletcher Allen President and Chief Executive OfficerMelinda Estes, M.D. “By naming this new birthing center in her honor, weare commemorating her dedication to perinatal care and paying tribute toher energy and spirit, reminding us all that one person really can make adifference.” During Sunday’s dedication ceremony, Fletcher Allen alsorecognized the generosity of the Lintilhac Foundation, which isproviding a $500,000 gift to Fletcher Allen. Since 1977, when Mrs.Lintilhac established the foundation, it has made a number ofsignificant contributions to expand Fletcher Allen’s nurse-midwiferyprogram, which was renamed the Claire M. Lintilhac Nurse-MidwiferyService in 1992, in appreciation. Today, the Claire M. LintilhacNurse-Midwifery Service employs seven certified nurse-midwives.Key features of the birthing centerApproximately 2,200 babies are born at Fletcher Allen every year. TheClaire M. Lintilhac Birthing Center serves women with a variety ofinterests and needs — from uncomplicated deliveries to the most high-riskcases. Key features of the new birthing center include:* Larger rooms to better accommodate women and their care teamduring labor, delivery and just after birth.* A wireless, waterproof fetal monitoring system, which allows thepatient to walk freely around the unit, or labor in the tub, while thebaby is being monitored.* A visitor’s lounge which includes a television, comfortableseating and a port for Internet access.* Ample space for women to walk around the unit during labor, and amore efficient working environment for caregivers.* Two procedure rooms for Cesarean births or multiple births,each one-and-a-half-times larger than the existing rooms.* Proximity to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The newcenter is located adjacent to the NICU, providing immediate access incritical care situations.* A room specially equipped with a water-birth tub for waterbirths.* Deep soaking tubs in all labor, delivery and recovery rooms.* A labor lounge with fantastic views of Lake Champlain and theAdirondack Mountains.* Two labor, delivery and recovery rooms outfitted with FletcherAllen’s new Deaf-Talk system, an electronic interpreter service for thehearing impaired, the first of its kind in Vermont. The service isavailable to patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Colorful wall hangings and a soothing environmentThe birthing center was designed with patient comfort in mind. Eachroom includes a warm color palette and large windows, with medicalequipment hidden from view. Each room also will include a colorful wall hanging donated byChris and April Cornell, owners of April Cornell and Cornell Trading.April Cornell also has donated copies of her new magazine, “The Art of TheEveryday,” for new mothers, in addition to a copy of her book, “April atHome,” for the Birthing Center visitor’s lounge. Adorning the walls throughout the Birthing Center arephotographs of new moms, babies, new dads and new families. DeborahKehoe of Kehoe & Kehoe Design designed the photography display and alsodonated her time to coordinate the art contributions for the center. “The photographs and wall hangings bring a sense of warmth,care and comfort to families,” said Kehoe, who’s daughter, Livia, was bornat Fletcher Allen five years ago. “They help to create a positivehome-like environment that will be soothing for patients.”About Claire M. LintilhacClaire M. Lintilhac (1899-1984) was raised in China, the daughter ofmedical missionaries. After completing her nursing training at theShanghai Municipal Hospital, Mrs. Lintilhac worked in rural and coastalChina for 17 years as a private-duty nurse and midwife, often the onlypractitioner of Western health care in the region.In the 1950s, Mrs. Lintilhac moved to the United States with her family,eventually settling in Stowe, Vermont. In the late 1960s, Mrs. Lintilhacworked with Dr. John Van Sicklen Maeck, then chairman of the OB/GYNDepartment at the Mary Fletcher Hospital, to incorporate nurse-midwiferyinto the practice of obstetrics in the Women’s Health Care Service atFletcher Allen.About the Renaissance ProjectIn addition to the Claire M. Lintilhac Birthing Center, Fletcher Allen’sRenaissance Project includes a new Ambulatory Care Center — an outpatientcare center that allows patients access to specialized services in onelocation — an expanded emergency department, a new surgery center witheight additional operating suites, an inpatient mental health facility, anew central plant, and a new 1,200-space underground parking garage.Combined with a joint Education Center, constructed in collaboration withthe University of Vermont College of Medicine, the project creates thestate’s first and only integrated patient care and academic healthsciences campus.last_img read more

DOG POUND: SU defense helpless against Locker, Washington offense in blowout loss

first_img Published on September 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm SEATTLE — Doug Hogue tried to find the words to explain the frustration. Of course, Jake Locker was a Heisman Trophy candidate. Of course, SU wasn’t expected to win on the West Coast. These were things Hogue and his teammates heard all week. But to get blindsided by two of Washington’s other guys really killed him. Shaking his head outside of the Syracuse locker room after the game, he finally found something to describe the missed opportunities that led to the Washington rout. ‘Washington played good,’ Hogue said. ‘I thought they came out with a good game plan for us. A lot of times, we shot ourselves in the foot.’ Hogue and the Syracuse defense spent the last week focused on Locker. If one player was going to beat Syracuse on Saturday, it sure wasn’t going to be Locker. But with the focus on the Heisman candidate all week, the rest of the Husky offense made the most of an opportunity to take advantage of a shaky SU defense, ultimately leading Washington to a decisive 41-20 victory in front of a crowd of 62,418 at Husky Stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and running back Chris Polk each took turns torching the Syracuse defense time and time again. When the final seconds ticked off the clock, the pair had abused the proud SU defense through the air and on the ground, to the tune of 298 yards and four touchdowns. Adding salt to an open wound, Locker still provided his own stamp on the game. Though the SU defense properly neutralized his ability to run the ball, he finished the game 22-for-33 for 289 yards and four touchdowns. ‘They did a nice job,’ SU head coach Doug Marrone said. ‘They made plays, and I thought their quarterback played well. We gave up some big plays and missed tackles.’ Early on, it appeared as though Syracuse would pick up where it left off last weekend at Akron. Quarterback Ryan Nassib led the Orange to two scoring drives to open the game, and the defense kept Locker and Co. pinned back in their own territory. Just when the Orange appeared to have control of the game, things started to slip out of control. The momentum shifted on Washington’s first scoring drive, and the Orange was unable to get it back for the rest of the game. ‘Defensively, I thought we were aggressive,’ Marrone said. ‘But when we were in the position to make plays, we didn’t make (them).’ Leading up to the matchup against the Huskies, Syracuse strong safety Max Suter referred to the pass defense as ‘lights out’ when it didn’t allow a single touchdown pass a week earlier against Akron. It was the first time in over a year the Orange had accomplished the feat. But Saturday, the tables were turned. This time, it was the defensive secondary’s inability to stop the big play that served as the weak link in a defense that looked much different from just a week earlier. ‘The wide receivers did a good job,’ SU defensive end Chandler Jones said. ‘They did a good job of getting yards after the catch, and that’s what hurt us the most.’ Whether it was Shamarko Thomas and Mike Holmes both going after what could have been an easy interception or letting Polk slip away for a 52-yard touchdown run after he was pinned in the backfield, SU’s defense let what could have been a close game become an onslaught. For a squad entering the game with so much pride and optimism, it was a disappointing performance. Syracuse’s defense gave up four plays of more than 25 yards in the second half alone Saturday. ‘It’s not how you start,’ SU linebacker Derrell Smith said. ‘It’s how you finish. We’ve just got to finish the game.’ Once the Husky defense started making stops, the offense followed. As the Husky defense tightened up after allowing the game’s first 10 points, Locker’s offense kept the SU defense on the field for long, demoralizing scoring drives. Washington went on to score 27 unanswered points and cruised to victory. By the time the Orange finally scored again, in the fourth quarter, half the stadium had already started heading for the exits. The game was over. With so much promise coming into the game, Marrone was visibly distraught with the outcome. But after letting off some postgame steam, and despite the overall frustration, Marrone was still able to think somewhat positively. ‘We’re going to need to fight and scratch every day in practice,’ Marrone said. ‘And we’ll fight and scratch every day in a game, and we’ll be fine.’ [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Ten things to look forward to do in Pune this month.

first_imgRestaurant review/ Tap RoomLager timeThe newly opened Tap Room brings brews from city’s various microbreweries under one roof, giving the lager lover ample choice. The dcor is chic with dark wooden tables, a longish bar counter where you can see your beer being poured straight from the tap and into,Restaurant review/ Tap RoomLager timeThe newly opened Tap Room brings brews from city’s various microbreweries under one roof, giving the lager lover ample choice. The dcor is chic with dark wooden tables, a longish bar counter where you can see your beer being poured straight from the tap and into your glass and LEDs that resemble the old world filament bulbs. While they have options of domestic and international bottled beer brands such as Bira, Stella, Heogaarden and Asahi, it’s the fresh beers, off the tap, that you shouldn’t miss.Fresh brews: Effingut, which brews for Doolally, Pune’s first microbrewery, has its popular Hefeweizen on the menu and of course the Cider for those who like something slightly sweet. TJs, another popular beer hotspot brings its freshly brewed Zen Wisse here.Small bites: The bar food menu comes with a difference. Unlike the regulars that you’d see in most bars, here, they’ve tweaked the Malaka Spice specials into small plates or small portions that you snack on as you glug the beer. It’s the presentation that stands out instantly. The Nan Thod Potato comes wrapped in a banana leaf cone; the Top Hats comes in small servings in a wooden holder. The fire cracker prawns, BBQ Mutton on Jowar Flats and Thai Mutton Chops are popular with meat lovers. With a glass of fresh beer starting at Rs 199 and small plates at Rs 125, it’s a good option for a budget, but fun, evening out with friends.MEAL FOR TWO Rs 1,000 AT 1st floor, Atria building, Baner Road. TEL 30162011advertisementBy Aditi Pai2) Laugh out loudFebruary 20 to 21Popeye and Calvin and Hobbs fans have a treat in store. The popular Comic Con Express makes a stop in Pune this month with a slew of interactive activities, international guests, book launches, workshops and a bunch of exhibitors including publishers, merchandisers, artists and writers. The highlight, of course, is the costume play where you can go dressed as your favoutie comic character or superhero. The Express is the travelling version of the Indian Comics Convention and takes the convention to cities throughout India to support and boost the comics industry. Price Rs 250 for a single day and Rs 400 for the Super Fan Pass which allows entry on both days Tickets on punecomiccon.com At Deccan College Convention Hall from 11am to 8pm3) Salon review/ Twix & ButchGroomed to pawfectionA pedicure for your Labrador’s dainty paws or a relaxing aroma bath for your Golden Retriever? Shona Bhobe’s Twix & Butch will ensure tender pampering and grooming for your furry friends. A lawyer-turned-pet groomer, Bhobe named the salon after her pets-Twix a Labrador and Butch, an “eight year-old mongrel boy”.She quit her law practice, joined a certification course in pet grooming and joined hands with Bengaluru-based groomer Radhiya Hemchandra and started the animal salon last year. The salon offers a variety of spa treatments – nail clipping, aroma and medicated baths, tick and flea removal and services such as cleaning eyes, ears and teeth for those who cannot do it at home. An interesting service is colour restoration baths and coat conditioning that leaves the hair well groomed and silken. Bhobe, who has also done short courses in animal communication, “bonds with the pet” before starting the treatment.Located in Kalyaninagar, Twix & Buch also doubles up as a day-care centre for the pets-or babies-as Bhobe calls them. If you want to treat your pooch for being well behaved, then the salon has a counter where you can buy pet food, treats, accessories, toys, bright cushion covers and fancy mugs. So, the next time you decide to take off on a date with your pet, head to Twix & Butch. vAT Prithvi Megh Apartment. Ground Floor. Shastri Nagar Road, Kalyaninagar TEL 97646 869114) Food and frolicFebruary 20 to 21After a successful edition in Delhi last year, The Grub Fest comes to Pune this February for a weekend filled with food and music. Explore special offerings from restaurants, whiff the aromas of freshly baked goodies by home bakers and get a peek into the secrets of celebrated chefs. At Royal palms, Koregaon Park Tel 99103333005) The grape escapeFebruary 21The Indian grape harvest season is back and marking that is the annual Malaka-Vallonne Grape Stomping Fest. The day long Sunday event is all about stomping freshly plucked grapes in French style and downing free-flowing sangrias and Asian cuisine as the music plays on. Contact for reservations 2615 1088 At Malaka Spice, Lane No 5, Koregaon Park6) Live beatsFebruary 26Sway to the beats of his foot tapping songs as popular singer Benny Dayal comes to Pune with the Alive India in Concert, an initiative to revive and encourage outdoor live concerts. Time 7 pm Price Rs 500 to Rs 1500 At Phoenix Market City Mall, Viman Nagar. Details bookmyshow.com7) The pub crawlFebruary 21 and 28Spend your Sunday afternoon with your family and friends at the Barwler Sunday, an afternoon of unlimited beers, peppy music and bar food like onion rings, potato skins, nuggets and pastas at TOSS Sports Lounge. Price Starts at Rs 535 At 53, S-Phoenix Market City, Viman Nagar.8) Great expectationsFebruary 20Does life dish out something lesser than what you asked for? Get a crash course in the realities of life with Stage 42, Lower Your Expectations as Abish Mathew, Naveen Richard and Tushar Abhichandani give you a comic tutorial on how to live your life while lowering your expectations. Time 7 pm onwards Price Rs 600 At Classic Rock Coffee Co, next to Mulick Lawns, Kalyaninagar Tickets on insider.in9) Melody queenFebruary 21Joining the list of live performers in the city, popular Bollywood crooner Shreya Ghosal comes to Pune with a live concert for an audience of over 8000. Price From Rs 500 to Rs 2000 At ILS Law College, Law College Road, Erandwane Details bookmyshow.com10) The rise of kabaddiIf cricket and football are the long standing current craze among action lovers, kabaddi is fast picking up in popularity across urban India. The quick sales and demands for tickets for the Season three matches that were played in Pune last week show that the traditional Indian sport is no longer relegated to the village streets.advertisementThe makeover is largely thanks to the season three of the Pro Kabaddi League that was launched in 2014 with Pune getting its own team, called Puneri Paltan. With celebrities waving flags to support their favourite teams, the sport has recently got the much needed push to popularity. The battle of The Raider versus the Defender is moving out of the shadows of the country’s favourite obsession-cricket. In the past few months, sports enthusiasts across Pune are taking to the game.In December last year, the Puneri Paltan organised an inter school kabaddi tournament which saw 32 teams, including eight girls-only teams. In January, the kabaddi fever reached the city’s colleges and IT professionals with a tournament aimed specifically at this group. The growing interest is largely because of the corporate backing that the sport is enjoying.Kabaddi, often known as the poor man’s game since it doesn’t need any expensive equipment, was included as part of the Asian Games in 1990 but rarely captured the attention of urban youngsters who packed their cricketing gear to head to the nearest coaching Centre. The Pro Kabaddi League is played on a caravan format where the teams travel to eight venues- the home centers of the eight teams-to play a total of 60 matches.By Aditi Pailast_img read more