Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Close Colorado Run With Sold-Out Ogden Theatre Rager

first_imgSilky Shots Photo: Sam Silkworth Photo: Silky Shots Pigeons Playing Ping Pong concluded their three-night Colorado run this weekend in Denver, CO at the Ogden Theatre. The Baltimore natives are currently amidst a nationwide tour in support of their latest LP, Pizazz, and have been consistently selling out venues, night after night, across the nation.This weekend was no exception, and the Saturday night rager marked the band’s largest headlining gig to date. The night was also full of surprises, with the announcement made by Greg “Scrambled Greg” Ormont that Pigeons will be joining moe. at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre July 12th (see official announcement here). The newly announced show is somewhat of a rescheduling, as the bands were originally scheduled to perform together last summer, though the gig was abruptly canceled following bassist Rob Derhak’s diagnosis with cancer and the start of moe.’s sudden hiatus.On Saturday night, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong got settled in from the drop of the first note with a “Walk Outside” opener, followed by a funked-out “Porcupine”, with lighting designer Manny Newman showcasing his unique and mind-bending approach on the lights. By way of a rhythmic break, the song dropped into the bubbly and feel-good “Totally”, with guitarist Jeremy Schon fully locked in while leading the quartet into deep jam territory. Drummer Alex “Gator” Petropulos and bassist Ben Carrey laid down the steady backbone, allowing Schon and guitarist Greg Ormont to comfortably hop in and out of the main groove on the drop of a dime.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong offered up a tasty palindrome next, with “Horizon” > “I Wanna Be Like You” > “Bare Necessities” > “I Wanna Be Like You” > “Horizon”. The band seamlessly wove in and out of “Horizon” and “I Wanna Be Like You”, driving the crowd into a frenzy with their cover of “Bare Necessities” from Disney’s The Jungle Book. This past New Year’s Eve in Covington, KY, the band offered up a Disney-themed setlist, and clearly, enjoyed the compositions enough to incorporate them into their recent setlists.The psychedelic rock number “Whirled” was up next. Kicking the tempo up a few notches, Schon took advantage of the solid rhythmic base, shredding to multiple dramatic peaks before dropping back into the songs main theme. A silky-smooth “Julia” followed, highlighted by Ormont’s powerful and charismatic vocals, before “Avalanche” brought the first set to a close.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong returned after set-break with “Fade Fast”. During the beginning of the song, Ormont and Schon stepped side by side to the front of the stage and offered up their take on how a couple of birds would dance. With Ormont, Schon, and Carrey laying down a captivating three-part harmony, the band spread the wings and soared into space, before dropping into “Melting Lights”. With a shoulder-to-shoulder sold-out crowd, the enthusiastic room lent a helping hand to the band on vocals, before Schon stepped to the front of the stage and offered up a mean solo.“Pigs (3 Different Ones)” featured more funky and gritty vocals from Ormont and saw Schon once again showcase his agility and creativity as he offered up a roaring guitar solo. At the center of Pigeon’s second set was an extended “Poseidon”. With Ormont providing the vocals, the quartet meticulously wove through “Poseidon”, as Petropulos brought the jam home with monstrous hits on the skins.“Couldn’t We All” came next, before the bouncy familiar groove of “Dawn A New Day” rang out. The energy onstage was contagious and the audience helped Pigeons Playing Ping Pong celebrate their biggest feat in grandiose fashion–selling out the beloved Ogden Theatre in Denver. “Ocean Flows” brought the second set heater to a close, with the Rocky Mountain high audience begging for more. After a brief break, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong returned for their encore, as the crowd exploded with excitement and approval. Pigeons treated Denver with a blazing two-song encore, with “Bad For You” and ending with “Doc”.You can check out the full setlist from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s two-set Saturday night funk-fest below, as well as a photo gallery from Silky Shots.Setlist: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 3/10/18I: Walk Outside, Porcupine, Totally, Horizon > I Wanna Be Like You > Bare Necessities > I Wanna Be Like You > Horizon > Whirled, Julia, AvalancheII: Fade Fast, Melting Lights > Pigs (3 Different Ones) > Poseidon, Couldn’t We All, Dawn A New Day, Ocean FlowsE: Bad For You, DocPigeons Playing Ping Pong | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 3/10/18 | Photos: Silky Shots Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Turkuaz Releases New Single & Music Video, “If I Ever Fall Asleep” [Watch]

first_imgBrooklyn-based nine-piece Turkuaz is gearing up to release their new album, Life In The City, due out September 28th. Following the album’s title track, the band has released a brand new single, “If I Ever Fall Asleep”, accompanied by a live music video that provides a behind-the-scenes look into the song’s recording process.The recording of “If I Ever Fall Asleep” took place at guitarist and vocalist Dave Brandwein’s Galaxy Smith Studios in Brooklyn. Inspired by Talking Heads‘ acclaimed Stop Making Sense concert film, the single was produced by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads. As the press release notes, “The band’s signature upbeat funk is a contrast to a role-play of the paranoid ramblings of an insomniac before embracing his own unraveling.” Watch Turkuaz perform “If I Ever Fall Asleep” from the upcoming Life In The City album below:Turkuaz – “If I Ever Fall Asleep” (Live at Galaxy Smith Studios)[Video: Turkuaz]Turkuaz is currently on the road in support of the new album, traveling across the U.S to deliver their signature blend of high-octane funk and soul. The tour will feature exciting performances at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on September 23rd and at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on October 19th, before the band closes out 2018 with a bang on New Year’s Eve at The Palladium in Worcester, MA.INTERVIEW: Shira Elias Talks Turkuaz, Soul Music, Aretha Franklin, Prince, Jazz Fest, & MoreFor more information on upcoming Turkuaz dates, check out the full list below and head to their website for more information.Turkuaz Upcoming Tour DatesSeptember 14 Greenfield, MA @ Wormtown Music FestivalSeptember 15 Fredericton, NB, Canada @ Harvest Jazz & Blues FestivalSeptember 20 Steamboat Springs, CO @ Old Town PubSeptember 21 Steamboat Springs, CO @ Old Town PubSeptember 23 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks AmphitheatreOctober 4 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater*October 5 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom*October 6 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Putnam Den*October 11 Chattanooga, TN @ Songbirds*October 12 Mount Vernon, KY @ The Moonshiner’s BallOctober 14 Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger*October 17 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street*October 18 Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall*October 19 Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre^October 24 Greenville, SC @ The Firmament*October 25 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In*October 26 Covington, KY @ Madison Theater*October 28 Live Oak, FL @ Suwanee HulaweenOctober 31 Asheville, NC @ Salvage Station~November 1 Greenville, NC @ State Theatre~November 2 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore~November 3 Washington DC @ Anthem~November 8 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex Theater%November 9 Columbus, OH @ The Funk’n Beer FestNovember 10 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue#November 11 Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation#November 14 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting RoomNovember 15 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon#November 16 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café+November 17 Chicago, IL @ Park WestDecember 29 Rochester, NY @ Anthology**December 31 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium**January 15 Miami, FL @ Jam Cruise* with Butcher Brown^ with Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles~ with Lettuce% with Dynamo# with Andy Frasco & The UN+ with Rubblebucket** with Too Many ZoozView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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SMC Hosts Alumnae “Welcome Home” Tailgate

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s Alumnae Association Board concluded their week-long bi-annual meeting with the traditional Alumnae “Welcome Home” Tailgate on the avenue prior to the Notre Dame-Michigan game Saturday afternoon.President of the Alumnae Association Board of Directors Kelly Walsh, class of 2001, said the tailgate came out of the community work of several members of the board.“It has been an annual event that during our annual meeting, we meet for a fall tailgate,” she said. “It’s free of charge. We underwrite it in conjunction with help from Sodexo. We typically expect about 100 or so [alumnae]. We just welcome alumnae back to campus. It’s a way to engage with alumnae from around the country.”The board operates the “Success After Saint Mary’s” event for all students during its time on-campus, providing assistance and advice for career fairs and self-promotional speeches, Walsh said.“In the fall we try to connect with students on campus,” she said. “We do the ‘Success After Saint Mary’s’ [event]. We had 89 students. It was a great meeting, a lot of engaged alumnae, a lot of great ideas to keep it active in the future.”Welsh said she credits her educational experience at Saint Mary’s as instrumental to both her role at CNA Insurance and in her life.“I love the college,” she said. “I feel like it plays such an instrumental part in who I am today in preparing you for the world outside of Saint Mary’s. It’s a better place when you have more confident Saint Mary’s women out there.”Board secretary Kelly Cook Lewis said she was happy to be back on campus.“The meetings were wonderful,” she said. “We love being back on campus. We love to work. It’s a working board. We love being aligned with the college … This is kind of wrapping it up in a fun fashion to not only incorporate alumnae but also current students.”Lewis said it is important for students to maintain their relationships with current classmates and alumnae both now and beyond graduation.A class of 1997 business major, Lewis said she resides in Maryland but tries to visit Saint Mary’s several times a year.“I make it out here for two board meetings, but I just make it out here in addition to that, because I just can’t get enough,” she said. “Coming in on the Avenue, it just makes me happy.  It’s just so exciting.”Alumna MaryJane Klein, a nursing student of the class of 1982, said she continues to come to the event because of the unique interaction and connection with other alumnae and current students.“It makes you really proud to be a Saint Mary’s grad because the women you see — both the current students and the past students — are just so friendly and welcoming and intelligent,” she said. “It’s fun to talk to people, and it’s fun to see if you can recognize anybody.”Klein said this visit was especially memorable since she had the opportunity to speak with several current students about their Saint Mary’s experiences.“I got to talk to some current students, and I was so proud of how well-spoken, articulate and friendly they were,” she said. “It makes me very proud to be an alumnae. This is the kind of alumnae that Saint Mary’s produces. It makes me very proud of my school. That’s what it meant to come back as alumnae.”Saint Mary’s only a capella group Bellacapella performed at the tailgate, singing favorites such as “I Love Rock n’ Roll” and the Notre Dame fight song, senior Nia Parillo said.“We have sung there for the past couple of years, and we absolutely love it,” Parillo said. “I was so excited when Claire Stewart, our president and the one that was contacted, told me that we were asked to sing at the alumnae tailgate.“We always feel so welcomed, and we get a great response from the audience when we sing there. My favorite part is when we sing the ‘Belles of Saint Mary’s’ for the alumnae. Some start to cry, others can’t stop smiling and then we have those who join us in song.  It really brings the Saint Mary’s community together and the ‘once a Belle, always a Belle’ saying alive.”Parillo said she loves every opportunity she gets to talk with alumnae, especially since she will soon join the club when she graduates in May.“We compare experiences and update them on some changes to the college,” she said. “But for me, I always loved asking what they majored in as an undergrad. Being able to meet successful Saint Mary’s women is so encouraging. I love hearing about their paths up to and after Saint Mary’s.”Parillo said she also believes that Saint Mary’s forms students into strong and educated women.“SMC pushes us past what we think our potential is,” she said. “I think because of that, alumnae want to give back to the college and help the current and future Belles to have the same experience and growth.”The Saint Mary’s connection holds significance as a result of the shared experiences between all alumnae and current students, Parillo said.“There is a level of understanding and connection even between generations,” she said. “Alumnae give me the hope and energy to know that Saint Mary’s will help me get to where I want to be. Also, it’s important because alumnae really help on campus. They are generous enough to donate money to the College that helps the current and future Belles.”Tags: Alumnae, Alumnae Association, Success After Saint Mary’s, Welcome Home Tailgatelast_img read more

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Sweeney Todd, Starring Emma Thompson, Sets PBS Air Date

first_imgAttend the tale, or at least set your DVR! The previously announced telecast of the New York Philharmonic’s staged production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, starring Oscar winner Emma Thompson and Grammy winner Byrn Terfel, will air on PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center on September 26. Audra McDonald, who appeared, uncredited, in select performances of the concert, will serve as host. View Comments With music and lyrics by Sondheim and a book by Wheeler, Sweeney Todd follows a wronged barber who takes to slitting throats while seeking revenge on the corrupt judge who destroyed his life and family.center_img The production, directed by Lonny Price and conducted by Alan Gilbert, played Avery Fisher Hall from March 5 through March 8. In addition to Terfel as the titular barber and Thompson as Mrs. Lovett, the cast included Jeff Blumenkrantz, Christian Borle, Kyle Brenn, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Erin Mackey and Philip Quast.last_img read more

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Peruvian Armed Forces Destroy 6 Cocaine Labs

first_imgBy Juan Delgado/Diálogo July 17, 2020 Amid the coronavirus crisis, the Peruvian Armed Forces, together with the National Police, destroyed six cocaine laboratories in the Amazon region of Loreto, near the border with Colombia. The interventions, carried out in mid-May as part of operation Jupiter III against narcotrafficking, enabled authorities to seize supplies for drug production, in addition to 80 hectares of coca leaves and about 10 cubic meters of processed coca leaves.Some of the supplies found included about 160 kilograms of ammonium sulfate, used to refine cocaine base paste, and a dozen cylinders with various chemicals. Authorities made no arrests during the operation.“In parallel to control measures imposed during the COVID-19 state of emergency, the Armed Forces Joint Command [CCFFAA] and the Peruvian Police continue to carry out joint interdictions, managing to intervene and destroy six labs,” the CCFFAA Public Affairs Office indicated.So far in 2020, the Peruvian Armed Forces have found more than 10 laboratories in these jungle areas, according to press releases from the CCFFAA. For example, on March 12 near the Orosa River in the Las Amazonas district, Loreto region, elements of the CCFFAA’s Amazon Operational Command destroyed two camps with facilities for the production of cocaine that contained cylinders with fuel, chopped coca leaves, and other chemicals. The troops detained four Peruvian nationals during the operation.In another operation carried out March 4-6, authorities found and disabled two labs in the Teniente Manuel Clavero district, Putumayo province, Loreto. Authorities captured five people, three Peruvians and two Colombians.Authorities found another clandestine cocaine lab on February 27 in Santa Elena de Imasa village, San Pablo district, in Loreto. At this location, authorities burned 10 containers with chopped coca leaves, as well as other chemical supplies, and seized several firearms.“Through its Amazon Operational Command, the Armed Forces Joint Command continues to work relentlessly to combat illicit activities in this region of the country,” the CCFFAA said about the operations.“You can only get here by boat or helicopter, and a series of criminals, both Peruvians and Colombian nationals, are taking advantage of that to commit illegal acts, such as narcotrafficking, illegal logging, and other crimes,” Peruvian Minister of Defense Walter Martos told the Peruvian news portal RPP.As such, the Peruvian Armed Forces have increased operations in the Amazon region. In late 2019, the CCFFAA announced the results of the first three Armageddon operations, aimed at fighting narcotrafficking and related crimes in the Loreto region. Authorities destroyed more than 40 drug labs and detained 50 people, including Peruvian and Colombian citizens, the CCFFAA said.last_img read more

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Long Island Nor’easter May Bring 5 Inches of Snow

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A nor’easter is forecast to blanket Long Island in two to five inches of snow, a mix of sleet, freezing rain and ice this weekend, with accumulations depending upon the storm’s path.The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday for the New York metro area including most of LI, except for the East End.“This will be a fast moving system,” the agency’s Upton-based meteorologists said in a statement. “There is still some uncertainty with the precipitation type and amounts due to the storm track and intensity.”The storm, which is expected to impact much of the Northeast on its way up from the South, is predicted to start as heavy snow, switch to a wintry mix and then taper off as snow again, forecasters said.Visibility will be a half mile or less at times and roads will be slippery, making travel potentially dangerous. The storm may cause tree limbs to fall on utility wires, possibly causing power outages.Temperatures will be in the high 20s early Saturday morning and will reach a high in the low 30s in the afternoon, meaning the snow should stick.Once the storm passes, sunny skies with temps in the high 30s are forecast for Sunday before a 50-percent chance of snow returns Monday.last_img read more

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UN agency recommends health guidelines for airlines

first_imgTopics : ‘Global reference’ But the ICAO does not advocate leaving every other seat open to assure physical distancing, a restriction that the airline industry sees as a threat to its profitability.The organization, nevertheless, asks passengers to remain as far from one another as possible.It also advocates that food on board be pre-packaged and that aircraft be regularly disinfected.Temperature checks should also be taken on a flight’s arrival.The measures aren’t obligatory but they are the product of a broad consensus that imparts “an authority that will make them a global reference for the first time on this issue since the start of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Philippe Bertoux, France’s representative on ICAO’s board, which led the “task force” debate.”These measures will facilitate a safe and sustainable return of the air travel,” Bertoux told AFP.To reopen after having been grounded for months and brought to its knees financially, the airline industry is pressing for rules to be harmonized to reassure passengers and states that have closed their borders in an attempt to halt the spread of the virus.The ICAO estimates that the pandemic will reduce the number of air passengers by 1.5 billion by the end of the year. Mask wearing, temperature controls, disinfection of aircraft: the International Civil Aviation Organization on Monday published a series of health recommendations for the pandemic-hit airline industry as it relaunches air travel.The protocol was drawn up by an international task force formed by the Montreal-based ICAO with the help of other UN agencies like the World Health Organization and the powerful International Air Transport Association (IATA).Its report on relaunching aviation in the wake of COVID-19 was expected to be approved Monday by the ICAO’s executive committee. Online check-in before arriving at the airport should be given priority, and passages through security should be re-thought to limit physical contact and waiting in lines.Mobile tickets are advised, as well as other forms of no-contact technology, such as facial or eye scans.”This will eliminate or greatly reduce the need for contact with travel documents between staff and passengers,” the protocol said.Passengers are encouraged to travel as light as possible, with just one small piece of hand luggage. Newspapers and magazines will no longer be allowed on board, and duty-free sales will be limited.The wearing of a mask or face covering should be obligatory inside aircraft and terminals, where physical distancing of at least three feet (one meter) should be respected.Terminal access will be limited to passengers and their companions, such as those accompanying disabled travelers, and airport personnel.Aboard planes, passengers should wear masks, move as little as possible within the cabin, and not line up outside toilets to lessen the risk of infecting other passengers. People will be assigned specific toilet stalls on the plane in relation to where they are seated.Flight attendants will be provided with personal protective equipment that could include visors, gloves and medical masks. The changes being suggested are the most important for air travel since security measures put in place after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.IATA’s director general, Alexandre de Juniac, unveiled the main measures proposed in the “best practices” guide at the end of last week.The recommendations are intended to serve as a “framework” for assuring the safety of passengers and workers on planes and at airports.On their arrival at airports, travelers should present a health certificate and undergo an initial temperature check, under the guidelines.last_img read more

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Sherried Fillet Steaks.

first_imgDirections:Spray a cold 8-inch skillet with nonstick spray coating. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add steaks and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until steaks are to desired doneness (160 degrees F for medium doneness). Transfer steaks to a serving platter.For sauce, carefully add sherry to the skillet. Then add salt, pepper, and tarragon. Cook and stir for 1 minute. To serve, pour sauce over steaks and sprinkle with snipped chives or parsley. Makes 2 servings.Recipe source: BHG.com 25 Views   no discussions Food & DiningLifestyle Sherried Fillet Steaks. by: – July 4, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Sherried Fillet SteaksIf you’d like a quick and easy dinner for two, try this simple but delicious idea for beefsteaks.After pan-frying two beef tenderloin steaks, set them aside to keep warm and prepare a quick pan sauce from the meat drippings.Simply deglaze the pan with some dry sherry; add tarragon, salt, and pepper; and pour the sauce over the steaks. Garnish the steaks with chives or parsley and serve them with side salads and thick slices of bread to make a complete meal.Ingredients:Nonstick spray coating2 4-ounce beef tenderloin steaks, cut 1/2 inch thick and trimmed of separable fat2 tablespoons dry sherry1/8 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon cracked pepperDash dried tarragon, crushedFresh chives or parsley sprigs Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

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SpaceX launch scrubbed because of bad weather

first_imgThe spacecraft — designed, built and owned by SpaceX — was set to blast off in the afternoon for the International Space Station, opening a new era in commercial spaceflight. It would have also marked the first time in nearly a decade that the U.S. launched astronauts into orbit from American soil. In this image made from video via NASA-TV, a SpaceX Falcon 9, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Dragon crew capsule, prepare to lift off from Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States on May 27, 2020. NASA VIA AP But thunderstorms for much of the day threatened to force a postponement, and the word finally came down that the atmosphere was so electrically charged that the spacecraft was in danger of getting hit by lightning. (AP) Liftoff was rescheduled for Saturday afternoon. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with less than 17 minutes to go in the countdown Wednesday because of thunderclouds and the risk of lightning.last_img read more

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