Yonder Mountain String Band Covers The Dead, Stones & More In Milwaukee [Review/Gallery]

first_imgPhoto: Daniel Ojeda Last night, Yonder Mountain String Band brought some serious jamgrass to Milwaukee’s Turner Hall Ballroom for a fun Thursday night show. It was a packed house, and as usual Yonder Mountain knew how to get fans’ feet stomping and hands clapping. What was pretty cool and notable about the show was that for those who couldn’t make it to the show, you could still catch the set as it was live-streamed on jamgrass.tv. Not typically a band that streams a lot, it’s great to see YMSB try and bring their live show to an even broader audience. Even the opener was included on the stream to boot. Hopefully some footage from this show surfaces, as it was a great night of music.Minnesota-based bluegrass band Pert Near Sandstone opened the show. Right from the beginning of their set, they played straight bluegrass, with a breath of relief from the frantic energy with a folk song every now and then. With a new album to be released by the band on November 4, their set was filled with newer tunes like “Bloom Again,” as well as older favorites like “Down in the Holler.” They even brought up Yonder’s Jake Jolliff for two songs and Allie Kral for the set-ending “Wild Bill Jones.” Some (including myself) in the crowd were pleasantly surprised by their percussionist – the clogger. Matt Cartier kept the beat with his two feet and his 5’ x 5’ wood panel beneath his feet. His solos were quite enjoyable. Pert Near Sandstone did a fantastic job starting off the night and demonstrated how entertaining they have been for over ten years.Yonder’s set was equally as energetic. Their music blended into a smorgasbord of genres. Even fiddle player Allie Kral mentioned to the crowd how her aunt claimed the group’s music as “a mix between the Grateful Dead and bluegrass.” It was quite an apt description.Later banjo player Dave Johnston then told the Milwaukee crowd, “Don’t tell me this town ain’t got no heart.” Upright bass player Ben Kaufmann had just enough time to swipe out his upright bass for an electric bass guitar before Yonder broke into an absolutely amazing rendition of “Shakedown Street.” It was a phenomenal bluegrassy version of an awesome song and definitely was the highlight of the night. Kral took charge during the Garcia guitar solo and did it justice. All the members of the band had some cool effects on their instruments making it a spacey, bluegrass cover of this classic Dead tune.Other great moments of the show were “Black Sheep” and “Ever Fallen in Love,” the latter featuring those great harmonizing vocals that the band is known for.Yonder Mountain has three shows coming up, ones that will mark the end of their fall tour. Tonight they will be playing in Minneapolis for the CD release party of opener Pert Near Sandstone’s new album Discovery of Honey. Saturday they will be making it to Chicago for what will be a raucous Halloween show, playing tracks off of the classic Ween album 12 Golden Country Greats. Finally, Sunday will be the fall tour closer in Omaha.Judging from last night’s show in Milwaukee and what is to come over the next weekend, you will definitely want to make the trek to the Yonder Mountain for some great music. Check out the full set lists, below.Setlist: Pert Near Sandstone at Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI – 10/27/16Set: Rattlesnake, Down in the Holler, Skillet, Animal Instinct, Dawg’s Bull, Hard Times, Pass Me By, Enough Said (with Jake Jolliff), Bay Road (with Jake Jolliff), Bloom Again, Nothing I Can Do, Wild Bill Jones (with Allie Kral)Setlist: Yonder Mountain String Band at Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI – 10/27/16Set: Loved You Enough, Annalee, Ever Fallen In Love, Don’t Cry Blue, Shakedown Street, All Aboard -> Fingerprint -> All Aboard, Bend, Black Sheep -> I’m Lost, Gilpin Swing, New Deal Train, Leavin’, Torn & Frayed, Criminal, Northern Song -> Sideshow Blues -> Night Out -> Sideshow Blues -> Northern SongE: Rag Mama, Yer No Good Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Deans Smith and Hammonds to use Old Quincy as House renewal test project

first_img Read Full Story Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Dean Michael D. Smith and Harvard College Dean Evelynn Hammonds today (Jan. 14, 2011) announced that Old Quincy House will be used as a test project to explore design and construction options for a future system-wide House renewal project.“The Houses are the cornerstone of the Harvard undergraduate experience,” said Dean Smith, John H. Finley Jr. Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “Even during the financial difficulties of the last two years, we have moved ahead with planning for system-wide House renewal, which aims to configure this beloved institution for the future. We want to ensure that the Houses remain the powerful, generative places they have always been for Harvard students, and we’re excited to get a chance to test a part of our vision in Old Quincy.”Dean Smith said that Old Quincy’s size and neo-Georgian architecture will enable planners to learn lessons that can be applied to other buildings.Quincy House consists of two buildings, Old and New Quincy. Old Quincy House, about half the size of most of the neo-Georgian Houses and without its own dining hall or master’s residence, provides a valuable opportunity to test design concepts, while limiting disruption of the House community. The plan assumes the FAS and the College will close Old Quincy House for 15 months — or one academic year plus the summers before and after — beginning in June 2012. Affected students will reside in nearby “swing” space, potentially properties owned by Harvard Real Estate Services (HRES). The approximately 180 students will remain part of the Quincy House community throughout the project, and will continue eating in the dining hall in New Quincy.Though no timeline for system-wide House renewal has been set, Dean Smith made it clear that timing would be tied directly to the availability of funding.last_img read more

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A Brief History of Plaid Shirts

first_imgPlaid shirts won’t die. They only continue to evolve. Disciples owe great thanks to the rebels of the Scottish highlands, who first donned the criss-crossed tartan on kilts in the seventeenth century, as a mark of clan identity. American factories (R.I.P.) started churning out the checkered patterns in pre-Civil War times, and through the years an inexplicably diverse array of cultural demographics have adopted the trend. What other piece of clothing at some point in time could have been a defining look for rail workers, rednecks, lumberjacks, cowboys, farmers, truckers, hippies, hipsters, Mr. Fix-Its, feminists, grunge rockers, gangster rappers, surfers, and skaters?Of course, the outdoor world has been a steadfast supporter of the resilient fashion phenomenon for decades—from old-school hikers to dirtbag climbers to a recent explosion among terrain park air junkies. With that in mind, we look back at some of plaid’s finer moments in history.1746 Plaid banned by the British for four decades after Scottish Rebellion.1850 Woolrich unveils the two-tone plaid Buffalo Check shirt, which is still available today. According to the Pennsylvania-born company’s history books, the pattern designer owned a herd of buffalo.1914 Ad copywriter William Laughead personifies lumberjack folk hero Paul Bunyan in a series of pamphlets for the Red River Lumber Company. Bunyan’s legend has since been immortalized in cartoons, statues, trails, and theme parks.1939 Red Flannel Day is started in Cedar Springs, Michigan, after the town became nationally famous for producing red flannel sweaters. The town still holds a massive Red Flannel Festival over the last weekend in September and first weekend in October.1963 The Beach Boys make the Pendleton plaid shirt famous by wearing it side by side holding a surfboard on the album “Surfer Girl.”1978 In his quest for the Tennessee governor’s office, now senator Lamar Alexander walked 1,000 miles across the state in a red and black flannel shirt. The populist stunt helped earn him the office for eight years.1979 “The Dukes of Hazzard” first airs on CBS. Guys suddenly started making wives and girlfriends wear their plaid shirts.1990 The Red Flannel Run debuts in Des Moines, Iowa. Earlier this year, 1,600 plaid-clad runners entered the race.1991 Pearl Jam debuts video for “Even Flow.” Flannel becomes scarce in Seattle for the remainder of the decade.1993 In his video for “Today was a Good Day,” Ice Cube wears the gangsta’s top-button flannel with a hood.  1998 Earl Shaffer commemorates his flagship thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail by completing the trail again 50 years later wearing his trademark blue flannel shirt and pith helmet.2007 High school student Danielle Cook starts the Flannel Fridays Club in Oneida, N.Y. It has since gone viral on Facebook.2010Burton designs Olympic uniforms for the U.S. Snowboarding Team featuring Gore-Tex jackets that look like plaid shirts.last_img read more

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Honduras Increases Capacities for Natural Disasters

first_imgBy Julieta Pelcastre/Diálogo November 21, 2016 U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) donated two modern facilities to Honduras for storing equipment and supplies. The donation will help increase the Permanent Contingency Commission’s (COPECO, per its Spanish acronym) capacity to respond to natural disasters. The donations are part of SOUTHCOM’s Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP), which supports a series of projects intended to reinforce the preparation and mitigation capacities of Latin American countries for natural disasters. Projects include infrastructure, equipment, and the training of operational personnel. “We are under a line of action in preparation for disasters. We intend to enhance the response capacities of Honduras to be able to respond to the basic necessities of the population, whether through emergency operation centers or disaster response warehouses, shelters, automatic response information systems, and a better flow of communication,” said Wendy Bustillos, coordinator of SOUTHCOM’s HAP in Honduras, to Diálogo. Keeping promises SOUTHCOM contributed $ 750,000 for the construction of a warehouse in the coastal city of La Ceiba, in northern Honduras. The facility will be used to store equipment and supplies that will expand the natural disaster response capacity of COPECO and other governmental agencies. “In this way, SOUTHCOM is reiterating to our country its support for disaster preparedness, support that it has been giving us for years,” said Abraham Mejía Griffin, deputy commissioner of COPECO in the Atlantic coast region, to Diálogo. “Along with training, prevention, and national collaboration, the warehouse, which will be inaugurated on November 29th, will be a key to continuing our advancement in the prevention of risks in Honduras.” Community center SOUTHCOM also constructed and financed a community center to benefit the Chorti Commonwealth, an intercity structure created for the integral development of the Copanchorti Basin within the department of Copán. The center, inaugurated during a ceremony on October 20th, will support the preparation for disaster relief in vulnerable communities in the west of Honduras. Major Roberto Solórzano of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Hilde Cartagena, regional deputy commissioner of COPECO in Santa Rosa de Copán; and Adonias Morales, president of the Chorti Commonwealth, attended the event. The center has more In addition to functioning as a storage facility and an alternate emergency operations center, the 1,200-square-meter building will be used for medical brigades as well as cultural and community events. The center consists of a conference room and a warehouse with a storage capacity of 10 metric tons of supplies such as medicine, tents, and blankets. It also has sanitation facilities, an electrical power generator, a water tank, an office, and ample parking. The property can shelter approximately 300 people. The Chorti Commonwealth manages the center. “We are responsible for continuing to expand, not only to stay with the infrastructure that SOUTHCOM donated to us. We are going to make improvements in the area,” said Maynor Mejía, general manager of the community center. “These buildings are great logistical support for the Armed Forces, the Fire Department, the Paramedics Foundation, the Honduran Red Cross, and all the governmental institutions that are always ready to provide humanitarian aid,” Deputy Commissioner Cartagena said. The people are priority According to Mejía, “the community center was built by the Honduran corporation Eterna S.A. de C.V. The work was supervised by SOUTHCOM’s Army Corps of Engineers.” “With this type of donation, we are not only giving support, but we are also training the communities and providing all the healthcare and prevention services,” added Deputy Commissioner Cartagena. “SOUTHCOM’s efforts help the country’s authorities bring the civilian population better service with a great quality of people.” Honduras is one of the 20 most vulnerable countries in the world in terms of floods and hurricanes. In the last century, almost five million people were affected by natural disasters, according to On Secure Land, Natural Disasters, and Land Tenure, a report issued by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 2016. “It is our duty to be prepared to address any emergency that surpasses the capacities of a municipality to handle,” warned Deputy Commissioner Cartagena. Ongoing support Since 2012, SOUTHCOM has supported Honduras with more than four infrastructure projects in the cities of Tegucigalpa, Puerto Lempira, San Pedro Sula, and Danli. Each warehouse costs approximately $ 500,000 to $ 700,000. The warehouses comply with standards and security measures required by the American Concrete Institute. “The regions we have supported are strategic in the sense that they have the most coverage at the national level, so that a synergy exists as well as this communication between regions during emergencies or disasters,” said Bustillos. Under its HAP, SOUTHCOM also donated a motorboat to COPECO to provide free medical care in the department of Gracias a Dios, one of the most difficult zones to access, even for locals. The boat has been operated by the Honduran Navy since October, 2015. “The United States has always supported Honduras. It has given us food, medications, vehicles, and the proper equipment to strengthen the country’s response capacity,” said Deputy commissioner Mejía. “It is quite a positive boost.” As part of its continual support initiative for strengthening COPECO’s response capacity, SOUTHCOM is analyzing the construction of an emergency operations center and a warehouse in the department of Valle. “If it is approved, we will have the chance to finalize the project between 2018 and 2020. With this, we would practically have the totality of strategic points covered in the country,” concluded Bustillos.last_img read more

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Reminder: Discount available for lending webinars

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions have two weeks left to save 40 percent off webinars covering popular lending topics such as accepting and soliciting online loan applications, mitigating fair lending risks and adverse action notice requirements through NAFCU’s Lending Webinar Package.The discounted package rate is available through July 19, and only one package is needed to give an entire credit union access to four webinars on popular lending topics.The package, developed to help credit unions understand compliance challenges and best practices related to lending, includes these webinars:last_img read more

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Bipartisan MBL relief bill introduced in House

first_imgRep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., officially introduced legislation Friday that would provide a three-year exemption from the credit union member business lending (MBL) cap for loans made to small businesses as they recover from coronavirus national emergency.The bill was announced earlier in the week as Sherman circulated the bill text among the House seeking cosponsors. NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger offered the association’s support in response to its announcement.“We thank Representatives Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), Don Young (R-Alaska), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) for working with NAFCU and standing with credit unions that are looking to help small businesses and local communities overcome the financial impact of the coronavirus,” Berger said. “This legislation will go a long way toward ensuring more loans and capital reach those in need, and NAFCU stands to advocate for its passage during these uncertain economic times.”Sixteen members – representing both parties – ultimately signed on as cosponsors prior to its introduction. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Education for holders and organizers of tourist contents in nature

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&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt; On Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27, in the Zadar County Chamber, there will be a training for holders and organizers of tourist facilities in nature, organized by the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.The training is part of a series of workshops held in Zagreb, Rijeka, Požega, Osijek, Split, Otočac, Zadar and Dubrovnik, which the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce have been holding since 2004. The training program for holders and organizers of tourist contents in nature in Croatia has so far been completed by approximately 1000 participants, and certainly as adventure tourism activities are an important factor in extending the tourist season.The Croatian Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, has been holding workshops for training holders and organizers of outdoor tourist facilities since 2004. Adventure activities are often organized in inaccessible terrain, so the expertise of guides is essential to ensure a high level of safety for tourists. Although the offer of adventure tourism in Croatia is still not at a satisfactory level, a significant increase in interest in this segment of tourism is noticeable.Adventure tourism in the world is one of the fastest growing segments, so it is important to offer the best and safest service and provide tourists with a complete experience of Croatia as a safe and attractive destination for adventure tourism.You can find the program with the lecture schedule at the link PROGRAM,and you can sign up here – APPLY.Related news:LIST OF TOURIST SERVICES OF ACTIVE AND ADVENTURE TOURISM PUBLISHEDDUBROVNIK OUTDOOR FESTIVAL IS MUCH MORE THAN A FESTIVAL, IT IS A PLATFORM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ADVENTURE TOURISM IN CROATIAlast_img read more

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Colmore Gate finally finds occupier

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Arsenal transfer target Samuel Umtiti insists he is staying at Barcelona

first_img Video Settings Coral BarrySaturday 8 Jun 2019 9:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link825Shares PLAY Read More Advertisement by Metro About Connatix V67539 Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Manchester United captain Harry Maguire SPONSORED Comment Umtiti insists he wants to stay at Barcelona (Picture: Getty)Although Barcelona might be open to Umtiti leaving this summer, the 25-year-old is under contract at the club until 2023.Whatever happens with Umtiti, Arsenal do appear to be closing in on the double signing of midfielder Dennis Praet and centre-back Joachim Andersen.Arsenal have bid £44m for the Sampdoria duo and their offer is expected to be accepted.MORE: Every player released by Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United & Liverpool Read More / Read More Read More Read More 1 min. story Umtiti was Emery’s top defensive choice (Picture: Getty)The statement will come as a blow to Emery, who is desperate to strengthen his squad this summer.Arsenal suffered a humiliating end to their campaign with a 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final, missing out on Champions League football next season as a result of that defeat.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery has been handed just £45million to spend and might be forced to sell some of his first-team stars to raise further funds.MORE: Why Manchester United signed Daniel James after making enquiry for Arsenal transfer target Ryan Fraser 1/1 Umtiti is wanted by Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Samuel Umtiti insists he will remain at Barcelona this summer, despite interest from Arsenal.Unai Emery has reportedly identified the centre-back as his No.1 defensive target and Barcelona are prepared to offload him.But Umtiti dismissed the growing transfer speculation surrounding him and confirmed he intends to stay at the Nou Camp.He told RTL France: ‘I have a contract, I feel happy in Barcelona. I had a complicated season, but I will still be at Barcelona next season.’ADVERTISEMENT Full Screen Arsenal transfer target Samuel Umtiti insists he is staying at Barcelona Coming Next Skip Ad Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Top articles Skip Advertisementlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

first_img Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all commonwealth flags at the Capitol Complex and throughout the state to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.All commonwealth flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 8, 2017.Per an order from the White House, the United States Flag has also been ordered to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 8, 2017. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 08, 2017center_img Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Servicelast_img read more

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