Sinjin Hawke and Thriftworks Hit SRB Brooklyn Tonight, 2/28

first_imgThe weekend is almost here, and things are kicking off with Sinjin Hawke and Thriftworks hitting up SRB Brooklyn on Friday, February 28th. Joining the two bass fueled DJs is BASSMent Saturdays and When In Robe resident Subset, and P. Morris.Montreal born Sinjin Hawke has been tearing up clubs for several years. His bouncy, bass fueled, hip hop inspired sets bring out the inner party in everyone. He’s teamed up with the likes of DJ Sliink and Just Blaze recently and is well respected as a producer as well.Thriftworks’ released his most recent LP, Deviation, for free last year and it’s been critically praised for its unique style. Experimenting with glitches and beautifully melodic vocals, along with some powerful wobbly basslines, Thriftworks has made a name for himself as one of the more unique names producing music today.Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door so make your moves quick – you can purchase the tickets here.last_img read more

LCD Soundsystem – The Long Goodbye Live at MSG [Review]

first_imgThe Long Goodbye is a seemingly fitting title for the new release, coming three years after LCD Soundsystem’s final show at Madison Square Garden back in April of 2011. The record shadows Shut Up and Play the Hits, the 2012 documentary which chronicled the last two days surrounding their farewell gig. Front man James Murphy had not expected such a delay in release. As he explained in an interview, Murphy, “thought [they’d] play the last show, a month of editing [the documentary], cleaning up the audio and then I’m off!” Murphy notes, “It turned out to be a year of editing, then doing the concert and mixing that, and then having to do a different vinyl mix because I didn’t think it worked for a record.” Well, Mr. Murphy, this worked!Music fanatics alike can agree, live albums can be testy. They can be a desperate attempt to hold fans over until the next release of new material, or, they can be a genuine attempt that actually captures the essence of a band as they are in concert. Some live albums are not filler. LCD Soundsystem’s The Long Goodbye, thankfully, is not filler. The only “filling” this album will do , is fill your living room, car, or headphones with the natural ebb and flow of a real concert. Twenty-eight songs over two hours plus of material will instantly transport you to the big party. Through the sound waves, The Long Goodbye exudes feelings of MSG’s infectious atmosphere. One can’t help but get lost in the groove.  Catchy numbers such as “Us Vs. Them” and “Drunk Girls” excite the set with staccato rhythm patterns. Plunging bass playing and uppercuts from the lead guitar force limbs to flail.  Murphy is not only a witty lyricist. He is a showman.  Frontman Murphy engages the crowd in “Drunk Girls”.  The band and audience both appear equally enthused in barking their favorite lyrics. It’s a mind-blowing dynamic between Murphy and his crowd; a symbiotic relationship in which their energies feed off each other.  Note the strong bass and treble in “Someone Great”.  Because it has been sped up slightly, it sounds even sharper. The crowd of 1500+ definitely picked up on this alteration. Just listen to them roar the refrain back at Murphy.  If you find yourself itchin’ for a breath, or a short break, the more reflective pieces such as  “All My Friends” provide breathing space. This gives listeners a reminder of LCD Soundsystem’s true breadth and the range of the band’s talent, and by the time Murphy screams, “If I could see all my friends tonight!” at the song’s climax, it’s hard not to be transported to that final show.LCD brings the funk on this album, but that’s no surprise.  You want an obscure cover from an artist, Suicide? “Bye Bye Bayou”.  The bass-line on this track is impossible to disregard; a true headbanger. Your limbs will tire from constant foot-tapping and shoulder shrugs brought on by this track. And your neck, oh heaven, your neck will hurt so good! Ever wonder what a nervous breakdown sounds like? Check the synths on “Yeah.” You can feel an energy emanating from said synths, and you just can’t ignore it. Not even the rage of the drummer can distract you from those synths. On a lighter note, the vocals of Reggie Watts on “You Can’t Hide (Shame on You)” will soothe you. Talk about “disco” ! This was no Greatest Hits gig; this was a damn good goodbye, of seamlessly blended genres. The gig ends with the breathtaking piano chords of “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down.”  It was “very dramatic”. In short, The Long Goodbye manages to replicate the exhilaration of that show for fans who weren’t there.last_img read more

Indictment details destructive vehicle smash & grab at Parkdale Mall

first_img A camera reportedly captured White jump the counter of the kiosk, pick the lock to a drawer and take $5,016.94 in jewelry, which was later recovered in the parking lot.Police then learned White attempted to enter trough Dillard’s by crashing his vehicle into the south entrance door but was unable to make entry.Estimated damages to the mall totaled approximately $36,900. A Beaumont man accused of driving his vehicle through the entrance of Parkdale Mall in an apparent attempt to steal jewelry has been indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury.Beaumont Police responded to Parkdale Mall just after 8 p.m. July 4 and discovered a red Chevrolet Impala driven by Garrick Sterling White, 40, of Beaumont had crashed through the mall entrance and was parked near the Buckle store close to American Jewelry kiosk.According to the probable cause affidavit for is arrest, the crash and alleged subsequent theft was captured on security cameras. White was arrested for felony criminal mischief and two counts of burglary of a building. He has since bonded out of jail.He was indicted on those charges last week.center_img An indictment is not a final conviction of guilt; it is only a ruling by the grand jury that allows the district attorney’s office to proceed with a criminal case.last_img read more

Exclusive! Beth Malone Returns to The Unsinkable Molly Brown in Roundabout Theatre Company Reading

first_img Star Files Beth Malone has learned exclusively that Roundabout Theatre Company is currently presenting a private reading of Richard Morris and Meredith Willson’s musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown. A representative for Roundabout has confirmed that Tony nominee Beth Malone is appearing in the lead role of Molly Tobin with three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall directing. The reading features an adapted book by Tony nominee Dick Scanlan. Roundabout’s reading is among the 25 workshops and readings held annually by the nonprofit.The Unsinkable Molly Brown centers on the Molly Tobin (Malone), who hopes to outgrow her country roots and get married to a rich man. Malone, a Tony nominee for Fun Home, appeared in a 2017 summer production at The Muny in St. Louis, directed and choreographed by Marshall and featuring Scanlan’s revised book. The trio also collaborated on a 2014 mounting at Denver Theater Center, a production which earned Malone the Henry Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical.Dore Schary directed the original production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, featuring a book by Morris and a score by Willson, which starred Tammy Grimes in a Tony-winning turn as Molly Tobin. The show opened at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre on November 3, 1960 and ran for 532 performances.Watch Malone sing out in the Muny production in the footage below.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Wade Nelson joins Cushman & Wakefield

first_imgWade Nelson, Cushman & WakefieldWade Nelson joined Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. as Managing Director, West Region Practice Leader | Property Tax Services in the Phoenix office  Valuation & Advisory Group.Nelson’s responsibilities include building Cushman & Wakefield’s property tax service practice in the West.  Nelson previously held management positions at Ernst & Young and Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting.“Real estate taxes are a major expense to property owners/operators and they are based on market value.  Who is more qualified to keep them in check than a commercial real estate company that specializes in brokerage, property management and appraisal or accounting firm CPAs and consultants,” Nelson said.“Having worked with both, I would choose the real estate experts.  Cushman & Wakefield has the best reputation in the business for a reason and they are particularly well suited to provide world class property tax service.”Nelson, a native of Columbia, Mo., is a graduate of Arizona State University.last_img read more

Exchange of experiences of Istrian and Slavonian tourist workers

first_imgPredstojeći vikend će četrdesetak dionika ruralnog turizma iz Istre boraviti u Osijeku i Baranji. Istra je najuspješnija hrvatska turistička priča. Nakon što je turistički razvijena zapadna, a potom i istočna obala Istre, prije dvadesetak godina prionulo se poslu brendiranja unutrašnjosti – Zelene Istre kao turističke destinacije. Danas u unutrašnjosti Istre ima preko 200 agroturističkih punktova.In this way, for the first time in our country, the prejudice that tourism can be a significant revenue generator exclusively on the Adriatic coast, ie that the sea is the most important, or rather the only relevant tourist resource.The road to that was not easy. Often the initiators of this project were exposed to skepticism and sometimes ridicule. However, when the situation from twenty years ago is retrospectively compared with today’s, a significant shift is visible to the naked eye.Važnu ulogu u navedenom procesu odigrao je gospodin  Selimir Ognjenović, vlasnik njemačkog tour operatora ID Riva tours, agencije koja je dugi niz godina imala najveći broj organiziranih dolazaka njemačkih turista u Hrvatsku. Gospodin Ognjenović je uvjeren da je sazrijelo vrijeme da se značajnije afirmira i kontinentalni turizam u Slavoniji & Baranji, te je stoga i inicirao posjet turističkih djelatnika iz unutrašnjosti Istre. Po njegovim riječima istok Hrvatske, odnosno Slavonija & Baranja imaju sve predispozicije da postanu snažna receptivna turistička regija. U navedenoj viziji snažno ga podupire i turistička agencija Maksi tours, te portal koji će mu i pomagati pri operacionalizaciji navedenog plana.On Saturday, in the Ethnological Center of Baranja Heritage in Beli Manastir, a working meeting will be organized between Slavonian-Baranja and Istrian tourist stakeholders. The presentation of the destination of Baranja and the potential of joint action will be briefly presented by Mr. Matej Perkušić, director of the Tourist Board of Baranja and Mrs. Jasmina Krkić Poznić, owner of Maksi Tours and the portal to promote the destination. After that, with the personal facilitation of Mr. Ognjenovic, we will try to exchange experiences. We believe that Istrians can also learn something from Baranja and Slavonians, and that this visit will be mutually beneficial.Istria leads in many ways, and is a kind of Croatian tourist destination success story. Ono što je uspješno zaživjelo u Istri treba implementirati i u Slavoniji, naravno uz obogaćivanje lokalnim specifičnostima. Kao primjer možemo navesti prošlogodišnji wine & walk održan na Banovom Brdu kojeg je organizirala turistička zajednica Baranje u okviru Gator festa. Ideju za navedenu manifestaciju direktor TZ Baranje, Matej Perkušić dobio je upravo tijekom jednog od studijskih posjeta Istri.Istrians have many years of experience and accumulated know how, te je sigurno da će navedeni posjet pospješiti transfer znanja i iskustava sa zapadnog u istočni kut Hrvatske, te pridonijeti afirmaciji Slavonije & Baranje kao cjelogodišnje destinacije kontinentalnog turizma koja svoju ponudu temelji na enogastronomiji, craft pivarstvu, prirodnoj, kulturnoj i industrijskoj (revitalizacija pustara) baštini, manifestacijama, razgranatoj mreži biciklističkih staza, aktivnom odmoru u prirodi kroz cikloturizam, birdwatching, fishing i različite oblike adrenalinskog, pustolovnog i robinzonskog turizma.Author: Mario Jukić / Photo: Dražen Lazićlast_img read more

Flu Scan for Jun 29, 2016

first_imgH5N1 strikes Nigerian poultry farm, Chinese zoo lionsNigeria’s agriculture ministry yesterday reported an H5N1 avian flu outbreak at a commercial farm in Lagos state, and authorities in China said H5N1 has been detected in lions at a zoo in Hubei province.The outbreak in Nigeria began on Jun 22, striking a facility that housed 3-week-old pullets, according to a report posted yesterday by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Of 4,000 susceptible birds, the virus killed 1,355 and the remaining poultry were destroyed to curb the spread of the virus. Officials said poor biosecurity likely played a role in the event, though investigators haven’t pinpointed the source of the outbreak.Nigeria is among a handful of African countries that have reported a recurrence of H5N1 outbreaks in poultry after a several-year hiatus.Jun 28 OIE reportNotification of China’s detection of H5N1 in African lions kept at a zoo in the Hubei province city of Ezhou was made in a statement from the provincial government that was translated and posted by Avian Flu Diary, an infectious disease news blog.Testing was triggered by illness in two African lions who had high fevers. After veterinary officials isolated and began to treat the lions, the male lion suddenly died and a female recovered. No similar illnesses have been seen in the zoo’s other animals.Testing of samples from the lions at a military veterinary hospital was positive for H5N1. Among other response measures, the park’s birds were vaccinated against the virus.The detection is the first known H5N1 infection in lions, though China reported fatal infections in tigers in 2014 and 2015, and Indonesia in 2006 reported H5N1 antibodies in stray cats.Jun 29 Avian Flu Diary post WHO: South America, southern Africa are main flu hot spotsSouth America and southern Africa have reported steady rises in flu activity over the past few weeks, but disease activity is rising more slowly in other Southern Hemisphere countries such as Australia, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest global flu update.The 2009 H1N1 virus and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are the main viruses detected in South America, but influenza B is predominant in southern African countries.In South America, flu activity in Brazil seems to have peaked earlier than usual and at a high level that was similar to 2013, when 2009 H1N1 was the dominant strain. Of Brazil’s deaths from severe respiratory infection, almost 71% of patients had underlying health conditions, the WHO said. Elsewhere, flu levels increased in Bolivia and Colombia.In contrast, flu levels in Australia were at or just above baseline levels, with New Zealand also reporting low flu activity.Flu activity from 2009 H1N1 is still under way in some parts of Central America, with levels rising in Panama, the WHO reported. In Africa, flu is increasing steadily in temperate southern regions.Other parts of the world are seeing low flu activity, including the Caribbean countries, other parts of Africa, Asian countries, North America, and Europe.At the global level, influenza A was responsible for about 60% of flu detections, and of the subtyped “A” strains, 86% were the 2009 H1N1 virus while the rest were H3N2, according to the WHO.Jun 27 WHO global flu updatelast_img read more

New Mexico Governor Seeks Nominees For Regents Boards

first_imgSTATE News: SANTA FE – The Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today that she is soliciting applications for positions several boards of regents.The Board of Regents has fiduciary responsibility for the assets and programs of the university or college, establishes goals and policies to guide the university or college and oversight of the functioning of the university or college.The governor is soliciting applications for:Eastern New Mexico University;New Mexico Highlands;New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired;New Mexico Military Institute;Northern New Mexico College;University of New Mexico; andWestern New Mexico University.Applicants for the positions must be registered voters in New Mexico. The governor’s appointees to boards of regents must be confirmed by the New Mexico state Senate.The deadline for submitting applications is 5 p.m, Wednesday, Sept. 9.  Applicants are asked to send a resume, letter of interest, and letters of recommendation to Director of Boards and Commissions Melissa Salazar at read more

Union Engineering

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