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

Small Plane Makes Hard Landing at Lantana Airport; No Injuries

first_imgA small plane made a hard landing at Lantana Airport on Tuesday afternoon, authorities say.According to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, crews responded to the airport on Lantana Road around 3:45 p.m.A Cessna made a hard landing and was at the end of the runway.Officials add that the two people on board the aircraft were not hurt.The plane had a small fuel leak, which firefighters were able to quickly distinguish.The cause of the incident is under investigation.last_img

Gallery: Syracuse beats Hofstra, 4-3, in SU Soccer Stadium-opener

first_img Published on September 3, 2018 at 12:37 am Contact Max: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (2-1) snuck by Hofstra (0-3-1), 3-2, Sunday at SU Soccer Stadium. The Pride kept on the Orange’s heels, never leading but equalizing the game three times, the latest coming in 86th minute of the game. But a goal by Tajon Buchanan — his second of the game — a minute later gave the Orange a lead it didn’t lose.Here are the best shots from Sunday’s action. Commentslast_img

Sharks rewind: Labanc responds, Kane flourishes and what to do about a sixth defenseman

first_imgMONTREAL — Kevin Labanc was asked to assess how he played Thursday night in the Sharks’ 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre.“Not sure,” Labanc said with a wry smile. “What did Cooch say?”Quite a bit, actually. Logan Couture, who didn’t pull punches about the way the Sharks’ lost in overtime Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres, liked how Labanc and the rest of his teammates competed as they improved to 4-1-1 overall after an 0-4-0 start.Labanc scored a second period even …last_img

Evolution Goes Forward, Backward and Sideways

first_imgAccording to an article by Becky Ham on MSNBC, evolution can make things more complicated or less complicated.  She referred to iconic cartoons that show the progress of evolution from slime to couch potato.  “It’s just a joke, but the idea that life starts simple and gets more complex over time persists even in scientific circles.”  One counter example, though, is the origin of single celled life.  Archaea and bacteria may be stripped-down versions of eukaryotes.  This idea from David Penny (Massey U, NZ) suggests that eukaryotes appeared first.    Penny said, “We do think there is a tendency to look at evolution as progressive.  We prefer to think of evolution as backwards, sideways, and occasionally forward.”  Penny and his colleagues deny the popular hypothesis that eukaryotic cells emerged from the fusion of earlier, simpler life forms.  “Although the idea seems contrary to our cherished notion that evolution makes organisms more complex,” Becky Ham (no relation to Ken Ham, as far as we know) wrote, “Penny and colleagues say it’s possible.”  Well, then, it follows that in evolution, anything is possible.  Penny’s colleague Chuck Kurland [Lund U, Sweden] provided more examples of simplification that “illustrate the Darwinian view of evolution as a reversible process in the sense that ‘eyes can be acquired and eyes can be lost.’  Genome evolution is a two-way street,” he said.Visualize a hockey puck on a frictionless surface infinite in all directions, moving about in various ways.  The concepts of forward, backward and sideways lose all meaning.  The same is true in relativistic Darwinland, where an incoming asteroid can cause extinction but also a boom in emergent innovation (see Fox News).  In the overall scheme of things, does it matter which direction is forward or backward?    For decades, most Darwinists have taught as fact the myth that eukaryotes are a more complex product that emerged from the fusion of simpler, more primitive microbes.  Progressivism is built into such a notion.  Now, if eukaryotes just appeared suddenly, then became stripped down into the other two kingdoms of microbes, then Darwinian miracles of emergence allow for anything.  Why don’t we extend Penny’s theory and conclude that bacteria are stripped-down humans?  (Sorry; that didn’t come out right.  Some people on the beach, though, do resemble amoebas.)Exercise:  Read the following sentence aloud:The Story of EvolutionEvolution explains more complexity, and more simplicity.  It explains why flight arose in some birds, but was lost in others.  With evolution, organs and genomes can become more complicated, or more streamlined.  Eyes emerge through evolution, but eyes are also lost by evolution.  Evolution makes the cheetah fast but the sloth slow.  By evolution, dinosaurs grow to skyscraper size, and hummingbirds grow tiny.  With evolution, peacocks grow more flashy and crows more black, giraffes tall and flatworms flat.  Evolution explains predator and prey, loner and herder, light and dark, high and low, fast and slow, profligacy and stinginess, terrorism and altruism, religion and atheism, virtue and selfishness, psychosis and reason, extinction and fecundity, war and peace.  Evolution explains everything.Now substitute the meaningless word Gribbleflix for Evolution and read it again.  There you have it: the world’s most successful, all-encompassing theory.  Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of Gribbleflix.  Don’t let the anti-Gribbleflix people sneak their dogma into the schools.  Gribbleflix is science.  Gribbleflix is a FACT!(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Natalie, Fanie capture gold

first_img20 September 2004Natalie du Toit and Fanie Lombaard were expected to deliver top-class performances at the Athens Paralympics. Both athletes proved the hype was justified on Sunday, delivering world record breaking performances to win South Africa’s first gold medals of the Games.Du Toit smashes her world recordDu Toit, who will contest seven events in the swimming pool in Athens, started off with a bang in the 100 metres butterfly. In the morning heats she destroyed her own previous world record by nearly three seconds, with a time of one minute 07.69 seconds.In the evening final, she improved on her morning swim with a time of 1:07.54, leaving her about four-and-a-half seconds clear of her closest opposition, Canadian swimmer Stephanie Dixon.It could be the beginning of a rich haul for the Cape Town swimmer; she is also entered in the three freestyle events – the 50 metres, 100 metres, and 400 metres – the 100 metres breaststroke, the 100 metres backstroke and the 200 metres individual medley.Fanie fetches his leg, takes goldFanie Lombaard broke his own world record in the shot put for leg amputees, throwing 13.81 metres to better his previous mark of 13.52 metres. It gave Lombaard a comfortable victory over second-placed Viktor Khilmonchyk, who recorded a career-best throw of 13.19 metres.Lombaard is competing in his third Paralympic Games, and Sunday’s gold medal was his sixth in a superb career.However, his win almost didn’t happen. He very nearly left the athletes’ village without his competition leg. Luckily for the former Blue Bulls’ rugby star, sprinter Oscar Pistorius noticed that Lombaard’s leg was missing and asked about it. Lombaard rushed back and fetched it, and was early enough to catch the next bus to the competition.He next competes on Tuesday in the discus. His aim is to become the first man ever to crack the 50 metres mark.Silver for multi-talented FieldThere was another medal for South Africa when visually impaired Scott Field captured a silver medal in the 100 metres butterfly. It was oh so close to gold too. Home swimmer Charalampos Tainidis won the race in 1:01.50 to Field’s 1:01.75.Field is a multi-talented sportsman. He and his brother Rory spearheaded South Africa to victory in the first ever Cricket World Cup for the Blind in 2000, with Scott named player of the tournament after scoring 763 runs at the astonishing average of 254.33.Other weekend resultsTadgh Slattery, swimming in the 200 metres individual medley final for athletes with cerebral palsy, came home in sixth place. Nathan Oliver, swimming in the butterfly final of the men’s S8 class, also finished sixth.Zanele Situ, a silver medal winner in the javelin in Sydney, managed seventh place in the shot put for athletes paralysed from the wait down. In the women’s discus, Jane Mandean finished sixth, Chennele van Zyl eighth, and Beverley Mashinini tenth.Multiple Boston Marathon winner Ernst van Dyk, showed that he is in fine form by winning his 1 500 metres wheelchair heat in a Paralympic record of 3:04.50. The new mark didn’t stand for long, however, as Frenchman Jean Jeannot bettered it in the very next heat.Nathan Meyer, a double gold-medallist in Sydney, won his 200 metres heat for arm-amputees.On the cycling track, Stephan Herholdt and Janos Plekker both recorded personal best times to qualify for the semi-finals of the individual pursuit.Pieter du Plooy was a winner in the men’s table tennis, beating Hatsuo Ono of Japan 3-0. Mark Nilsen also won, downing Greece’s Antonio Kalyvas 3-1.After the opening weekend of the Paralympics, South Africa occupied eleventh place on the overall medals table.last_img read more

Green stem syndrome

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest One issue that impacts soybean harvest in the eastern Corn Belt at some level each year is green stem syndrome. Green stem syndrome could be larger issue for the 2017 harvest because of latter planting dates in many areas. When green stem syndrome occurs, stems and leaves can remain green after pods have matured. As a result, while pods and seeds are mature and dry enough to be harvested, harvest operations can be slowed as combines have more difficulty dealing with stems and leaves that are still green. In addition to creating harvest delays, green stem syndrome can increase fuel consumption and result in shattering losses if growers delay harvest until stems have fully matured.The occurrence of green stems varies from year-to-year and can be affected by several factors, such as:• Viral infections• Insect feeding• Late planting• Drought stress• Application of fungicidesSuccessful management of green stem syndrome requires management practices that include timely planting, establishing adequate plant stands, irrigation, and controlling insects/pests. By making these management practices a priority, growers can minimize the likelihood that green stem syndrome will develop in their soybean fields. Although green stem syndrome slows down harvest, soybeans should be harvested as soon as pods are fully mature in order to minimize harvest losses due to shattering.last_img read more

Great Kaskaskia Dragon — Geocache of the Week

first_imgDifficulty:1.5Terrain:1.5 As the quest for thirteen legendary Hidden Creatures enters its final phase, we search the world for the last of the elusive beings. There is quite a stir in the midwest region of the United States where a dragon, who once devoured maidens and guarded his treasure-filled cave, now watches over a sacred Traditional Cache. He may even be a distant cousin of this summer’s infamous dragon and could hold the key to finding more creatures of lore.Image by NRL Location:Illinois, USAN 38° 58.467 W 089° 07.191 Regarded as one of the longest staring contests known to man or beast, the Great Kaskaskia Dragon stands opposite a knight in freshly painted armor. The dragon plays with gentleman’s honor and never blinks, all while donning a dapper top hat. TraditionalGCHWFZby Barronvondobbin We hope he doesn’t realize one of these days that the knight is unmanned and release a fiery blast upon us all!Image by Infinity TeamWhen the top hats come off, the real show begins! In actuality, the Great Kaskaskia Dragon has a nearby business at its beck and call, covering all sacrifice…err…dragon feedings including the fuel that lights the way for any geocacher who stops by. Visitors are bequeathed a golden coin inscribed with the little-known adage, “Dragon fire brings good luck, make a wish” which may be sacrificed to appease the Great Kaskaskia Dragon, resulting in a fiery blaze from his magnificent mouth.Image by LedbettePlease note, you may use the knight as an inhuman shield, but you will have no success coaxing him for the cache container. Only when you politely request an audience with The Great Kaskaskia will you be free to search within his scaled, metal body for the modest micro container. May the luck of the dragon’s fire be with you all in the final quest for this geocache and all other Hidden Creatures!Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedBeyond Here, Lay Dragons (GCH52C) – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 17, 2013January 16, 2013In “Community”Geocaching country souvenir: IndonesiaDecember 12, 2018In “News””Wawel” GC2CZCX GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 28, 2011November 28, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

Insight into a transgender’s life

first_imgA day-long cultural festival of the transgender community was held in Odisha’s Berhampur on Sunday to increase their acceptance in society.Transgenders from different parts of the State took part in the cultural festival organised by Anwesha Kala Kendra, a cultural organisation of the city. The festival started with screening of a documentary on a group of emancipated third gender of Berhampur city. The documentary was made by a youngster, Anwesha Brahma. It was followed by a seminar on state of the transgender society in the State. Transgender like Lovely and Bindiya, who were filmed in the documentary, described their own experiences and turmoil before the audience.Realising their travailThe afternoon session of this festival started with song and dance competitions among school students of Berhampur. Transgenders, who are adept in dancing and singing, judged the performances of these children. Children also mingled with them and asked questions about their life and livelihood. “This was an attempt to make youngsters realise that third gender are also part of our society and day to day life,” said Usharani Mohapatra of Anwesha Kala Kendra.The evening was too colourful at the transgender festival as it included their performances. Mihir Kumar Tripathy, the coordinator of this festival, said they tried to showcase talents of these persons of third gender before a general audience. These included performances of solo and group dances, small skits and a fashion show. In the fashion show, the transgenders wore famous handloom fabrics prepared in different parts of Odisha for their catwalk.last_img read more

What is JK reservation Amit Shah to present his 1st bill in

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:58Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:56?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close what is article 370?center_img Amit Shah had vowed to scrap Article 370 during the campaign in the run up to the recently concluded election.Union Home Minister Amit Shah will present the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday, June 24. This will be Shah’s first legislative business in Parliament after his election.The bill was earlier introduced as an ordinance, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on February 28. It was also cleared by President Ram Nath Kovind.Amit Shah had vowed to scrap Article 370 of the constitution that allows Jammu and Kashmir its own constitution, flag and the right to handle its own laws except on matters that impact national security during the campaign in the run-up to the recently concluded election.The Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto had also mentioned the scrapping of Article 35A, which defines permanent residents of the state and excludes outsiders from owning property and getting benefits including government jobs.The J&K Reservation Amendment Bill aims to give reservation benefits for education, jobs and promotion to the scheduled castes and tribes, and to the economically weaker sections in Jammu and Kashmir. It will benefit more than 36 lakh residents, according to the officials.Here’s all you need to know about the bill that is set to replace the ordinance:What does the bill say?The bill is set to replace the ordinance, which was approved in February.Difference between an Ordinance and a Bill:While an ordinance is a temporary law which is circulated by the President of India on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet, a bill can be introduced by government itself or proposed by a member of the Parliament.A bill is a proposal to make a new law and can be considered as initial stage of an act. A bill is usually in the form of a document that summaries what is the policy behind the proposed law and what will be proposed law be.A Bill is presented in the lower house of the parliament and after discussions, upon being passed, goes to the Upper house for approval. After the approval by the Upper house, the bill is sent to the President for his assent, after which, it becomes a law.Whereas, an ordinance is approved when the parliament is not in session but there is a need to make an Act. In such cases, the government refers a proposal to the President or Governor, and upon their approval, it becomes an ordinance.About the ordinance to provide 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections in Jammu and Kashmir, an official explained, “In this case, we plan to introduce a Bill replacing the ordinance. If it is not cleared during the House sitting, we will have to seek approval from the President for its (ordinance’s) re-promulgation.”The bill will amend the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004, which provides for reservation in appointment and admission in professional institutions for persons belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and socially and educationally backward classes.  While it defines the Socially and educationally backward classes to include persons living in areas adjoining the Actual Line of Control, the bill amends this to include those persons living in areas adjoining International Border, within the ambit of this reservation.”Once the Ordinance is issued, it would pave the way for bringing persons residing in the areas adjoining international border within the ambit of reservation at par with persons living in areas adjoining actual Line of Control,” said Arjun Jaitley, after the ordinance was approved earlier this year. The bill makes 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections (which includes Scheduled Castes, Schedule Tribes) applicable in educational institutions and government job in addition to the existing reservation, in J&K.In addition to this, while the Reservation Act of 2004 stated that any person, who has been appointed on the basis of residence in an area adjoining the Line of Control, must serve in such areas for at least seven years, the bill extends condition to persons living in areas adjoining the International Border as well.What can be the impact of this bill?The bill is being presented in Lok Sabha even as the J&K High Court issued notices to the Centre and the State, seeking their replies by July 10 on a petition challenging the ordinance. After the ordinance was approved, the Union Home Ministry had said it will bring people living near the International Border on par with those living near the Line of Control. “Due to continuous cross border tensions, persons living alongside International Border suffer from socio-economic and educational backwardness,” it added.”Shelling from across the border often compels these residents to move to safer places and is adversely impacting their education as Educational Institutions remain closed for long periods. Hence, it was felt justifiable to extend the reservation benefits to persons residing in the areas adjoining International Border on the similar lines of the persons living in areas adjoining Actual Line of Control (ALoC),” it added.About the reservation for economically weaker sections, it said that the ordinance would pave the way reserving State Government jobs to the youth of J&K who are from economically weaker sections belonging to any religion or caste.The 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections was introduced in rest of the country through the 103rd Constitution Amendment in January 2019.According to officials, the bill will not have any impact on Article 35-A, which provides special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of J&K.last_img read more