Mickey Hart And Michal Menert Are Working On New Album Featuring Jason Hann, Zakir Hussain, & More

first_imgJust a few months ago, Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart celebrated the 25th anniversary of his acclaimed solo album, Planet Drum. It seems that Hart’s work is far from over, as he was recently spotted in the studio with producer Michal Menert and String Cheese Incident drummer Jason Hann.The news comes by way of Hann’s Facebook page, where he talks about laying down “15 tracks of drums and some electronic overdubs in a 24 hr period.” He also says that he got to hear recordings on the album from Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, and Giovanni Hidalgo, all of whom are featured on Planet Drum and many other projects with Hart.While there is no set date for this album’s release, we’re certainly excited to see what this incredible artist lineup has in store! You can see Jason Hann’s post, below.last_img read more

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Tix Now On Sale for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock on B’way

first_img Sierra Boggess View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 20, 2019 Alex Brightman School of Rock – The Musicalcenter_img Star Files Related Shows Are you ready to be a teacher’s pet?! Tickets are now available for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock—The Musical, starring Alex Brightman and Sierra Boggess. Directed by Les Miz’s Laurence Connor, the production will begin sticking it to the man on November 9 and officially open on December 6 at the Winter Garden Theatre.The tuner features music from the hit 2003 movie, as well as new music written by Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, with a book by Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes. The film was penned by Mike White, directed by Richard Linklater and starred Jack Black as wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students’ musical talents, he enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.No word yet on additional Broadway casting, but the company joining Brightman in the tuner’s recent tryout included Leslie Kritzer as Patty (Ned’s mean girlfriend) and Andrew Durand as Ned (Dewey’s bestie). The students included Taylor Caldwell as Shonelle, Evie Dolan as Katie, Aaron Fig as James, Carly Gendell as Marcy, Shayan Hooshmand as Mason, Bobbi Mackenzie as Tomika, Dante Melucci as Freddy, Brandon Niederauer as Zack, Luca Padovan as Billy, Jared Parker as Lawrence, Isabella Russo as Summer, Malachi Samedy as Leonard, Mikayla White as Madison and Corinne Wilson as Sophia.Check out Broadway.com’s interview with Brightman, the students and the creative team below!last_img read more

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Perfect Companion

first_imgOver the last couple of years, there have been few plants that totally overwhelmed me with their beauty in the garden like ‘Everillo.’ I briefly touched on this incredible sedge last winter, but now, after watching it for a second year and seeing it through a brutal summer, I know this is a must-have plant.I have always lamented that golden Hakone grass would not work for my climate, but now I have ‘Everillo.’ Botanically speaking, ‘Everillo’ is Carex oshimensis and has the common name “Japanese sedge.” There seems to be no plant combination that is not made better by partnering with ‘Everillo.’ The nursery trade suggests it as an incredible companion with hostas and ferns. That would be a garden of staggering beauty without a doubt.I have watched it in the cool season with pansies, red kale and iridescent pink tulips. While I thought this was the ultimate, I then saw it in late spring with compact ‘Electric Orange’ SunPatiens and in summer with tropical elephant ears and others with rusty orange coleus, sporting margins that echoed ‘Everillo’s’ brilliance. All of these landscape situations were mesmerizing.For years I have told gardeners to never underestimate the power of adding fine-leafed texture grasses to the flower border. Sedges like ‘Everillo’ give even more testimony to this concept. Thankfully, ‘Everillo’ has hit big in the market, making it easier to find. It is included in the Southern Living Plant Collection and EverColor group created by Pat Fitzgerald, the originator of the plant.This grass has year-round effectiveness. This means you can have the year-round golden or chartreuse lantern effect throughout the landscape. Remember though, it is the protection from the midday and afternoon sun that gives ‘Everillo’ this incredible color. This is a plant for a wide region of the country, as it is cold hardy from zones 5 through 9.If you think about the companion plants I’ve touted, from hostas and ferns, to SunPatiens and elephant ears, you realize the importance of soil preparation. Good, fertile, organic, rich soil will not only give you the green thumb, but the most dazzling ‘Everillos’ in the neighborhood.But don’t stop with the landscape. Incorporate ‘Everillo’ into containers for the porch, patio or deck. The ‘Everillo’ will form about an 18-inch-tall mound with a dramatic weeping effect. At this size, it has the ability to be stunning as a monoculture, or stand-alone, plant. I like them in rectangular containers where, placed in the front of the pot, they weep over the edge. Taller foliage or flowers should be added to the rear. This look is exceptional for window box plantings.‘Everillo’ will work in rock gardens, near water gardens and as the obvious, special, “look-at-me” textural plants for the flower border. I hope you will give it a try.Follow me on Twitter @CGBGgardenguru and learn more about the CGBG at the Historic Bamboo Farm at www.coastalgeorgiabg.org.last_img read more

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Vermont third lowest in credit risk, US rate increases overall

first_imgThe TransUnion Credit Risk Index, a statistic developed to measure the changes in average consumer credit risk within various geographies, increased 0.83 percent from 127.26 in the first quarter of 2009 to 128.32 in the second quarter of 2009. While 13 states experienced quarterly declines in the Credit Risk Index, this measure at a national level reached an all-time high for the third consecutive quarter. The Credit Risk Index (CRI) is defined as the weighted average probability of 90-day delinquency or worse among consumers in a given region relative to the nation as a whole.”After several quarters of significant increases in the Credit Risk Index, it appears that consumers are adapting their financial management approaches to cope with the difficult times we are experiencing,” said Chet Wiermanski, global chief scientist at TransUnion. “However, the nation’s credit risk level remains at the highest it’s been this decade, and though the level needs to decrease to reflect a strong lending environment, the deceleration of the growth in the index is a positive sign.”The rate of increase between the first and second quarters was the lowest since 2006, when the nation experienced a 3.35 percent decline from 115.37 to 111.51. On a year-over-year basis, the CRI increased 6.15 percent (from 120.89 in the second quarter of 2008).On a state basis, Mississippi continues to rank as the riskiest state in the nation with a Credit Risk Index of 166.21. It is followed closely by Nevada (162.74) and Texas (162.21). As in the first quarter of 2009, the least risky states are concentrated in New England and the Upper Midwest, with North Dakota (82.24), Minnesota (89.67) and Vermont (92.44).The states that experienced the largest quarterly increases included Florida (2.67 percent increase), Oregon (2.65 percent increase) and Nevada (2.37 percent increase). Of the states experiencing quarterly decreases, Delaware (-0.80 percent), New Mexico (-0.62 percent) and Montana (-0.60 percent) led the way.On a year-over-year basis, four states had double digit increases in the CRI, including Nevada (13.20 percent), Arizona (12.49 percent), California (12.47 percent) and Florida (12.40 percent). North Dakota was the only state that saw a decrease in the CRI, albeit a small one at -0.08 percent. Alaska increased only 0.08 percent while South Dakota’s CRI moved up 0.83 percent.”While we are expecting the CRI to continue to increase for the remainder of 2009, we also anticipate a greater number of states to show improved risk levels in the coming months,” continued Wiermanski. “A unique differentiator of the CRI is its ability to break down risk by geographic regions, providing additional insight into pockets of the U.S. where risk levels are decelerating in their rise, leveling off, or even abating. It is through analysis of this type that financial institutions are better able to manage portfolio risks, marketing efforts and resource spend.”The Credit Risk Index uses the fourth quarter of 1998 as a baseline for comparison. Therefore it measures changes in consumer credit score distributions relative to the national distribution and delinquency rates as a whole at the end of 1998. This is considered by TransUnion as a representative year of credit performance within the usual dynamic of the historical credit cycle. A value of more than 100 represents a higher level of relative risk.TransUnion’s Credit Risk Index reflects the distribution of consumer credit risk as measured by TransUnion’s TransRisk Account Management Credit Risk Model and is a key metric within TransUnion’s Trend Data database. For comparison purposes, the Credit Risk Index in recent years has generally ranged between 110 and 120, experiencing a one- or two-point shift between quarters.TransUnion’s Trend Data databaseThe source of the underlying data used for this analysis is TransUnion’s Trend Data, a one-of-a-kind database consisting of 27 million anonymous consumer records randomly sampled every quarter from TransUnion’s national consumer credit database. Each record contains more than 200 credit variables that illustrate consumer credit usage and performance. Since 1992, TransUnion has been aggregating this information at the county, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), state and national levels.www.transunion.com/trenddata(link is external)About TransUnionAs a global leader in credit and information management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. For businesses, TransUnion helps improve efficiency, manage risk, reduce costs and increase revenue by delivering comprehensive data and advanced analytics and decisioning. For consumers, TransUnion provides the tools, resources and education to help manage their credit health and achieve their financial goals. Through these and other efforts, TransUnion is working to build stronger economies worldwide. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Chicago, TransUnion employs associates in more than 25 countries on five continents.www.transunion.com/business(link is external)Source: CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2009 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

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Tioga County records 33 new cases in a week, pleads positive cases to be honest

first_imgThe department is encouraging anyone who tests positive to provide accurate information about who they came in contact with and what public places they have been. In a statement, the department said: According to a news release, the county has seen 33 new positive cases from Sept. 22 to Sept. 29. (WBNG) — The Tioga County Health Department says it has a seen a “rapid” increase in COVID-19 cases. When the positive case lies, gives misleading information, or intentionally withholds any information that is needed for the investigation, it can have detrimental effects. This can lead toindividuals being missed who should be quarantined, which further leads to broader community spread. This is what we are currently seeing within our community. Please be aware that intentionally giving inaccurate information to public health authority could have legalramifications, as these actions could lead to others being harmed due to the spread of COVID-19.last_img read more

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Traffic congestion, bottlenecks and car crashes not putting Brisbane buyers off

first_imgGympie Rd, Chermside has been named a crash hot spot by RACQ. Photo: Josh Woning.While plenty like to complain about the traffic, Brisbane buyers are not deterred when it comes to buying properties at notorious traffic “choke points”.RACQ data revealed the 10 worst accident-prone roads in Brisbane in the 12 months to the end of May, with Gympie Rd, Chermside, topping the list.Next was Mains Rd, Sunnybank Hills, and then Logan Rd, Eight Mile Plains.There were 22,430 motor collision claims lodged in the 12-month period in the Brisbane region.FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here. Allen & Lee Real Estate Agents director Mark Allen said many buyers, particularly in the Sunnybank area, were not put off from buying homes on a main road.“They like it because they can rent out properties for student accommodation, and are often close to restaurants and cafes and bus stops,” Mr Allen said.“Traditional buyers want the back blocks where there is less noise. Lots of Asian buyers don’t drive, so being close to everything is important.”SEE THE LIST OF WORST CRASH HOT SPOTS BELOWMr Allen said main roads on the southside of Brisbane were quite popular.“We have people who come from overseas looking for properties here. What is a main road to us is not to them,” he said. “Buyers will find these properties attractive and they sell for premium prices on a main road.”Mr Allen said many buyers converted properties into commercial use.In April, a property at 41 Pineland Rd, Sunnybank Hills, sold for $1.188 million by LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills agent Karl Gillespie.It attracted more than 100 people to the auction and was marketed as having “maximum main road exposure for your home business” as well as plenty of frontage and parking for more than 10 cars.Home with Batman-like tunnel for saleUnits inspired by five-star hotelsReal Estate Institute of Queensland media and communications manager Felicity Moore said many buyers researched the peak hour traffic conditions and their potential new commute when considering a new property purchase.“Peak-hour chaos is a common complaint that agents hear when showing prospective buyers through properties,” Ms Moore said.“If the property is near a known choke point, or is a suburb that appears frequently on the radio traffic reports, agents find themselves explaining the benefits of the suburb to overcome the buyer reluctance.”She said agents had identified areas including the Sunshine Coast’s Bruce Highway as a “nightmare”, preventing commuters from Brisbane buying and moving there.Others included St Lucia’s Gailey Rd, Sir Fred Schonell Drive intersection, the Deagon Deviation at the Gateway merge and the Rickertt Rd and Greencamp Rd intersection at Wakerley.“It is a reality in a buyer’s market that if a buyer is choosing between two equally qualified potential properties to purchase, the traffic and the daily commute may play a deciding factor,” Ms Moore said.“When traffic problems are resolved or improved we see a corresponding improvement in buyer interest.“For example, when the express busway lanes and the Airport Link and Clem 7 tunnels were all completed, the suburb of Chermside became only a 20 minute commute from the CBD, instead of 35 to 40 minutes.“It is likely that when the Cross River Rail gets the green light we will see agents use this as a selling point in marketing material for homes that are going to benefit from the improved commuting experience.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoRACQ spokeswoman Kirsty Clinton said it was no coincidence many of Brisbane’s crash hot spots were on some of our most highly congested roads.“These roads are jam packed with motorists each and every day and this congestion can lead to crashes,” she said.“Crashes can have a flow-on effect impacting traffic in the area for hours.”RACQ’S worst accident prone roads1 Gympie Rd, Chermside (80)2 Mains Rd, Sunnybank (73)3 Logan Rd, Eight Mile Plains (61)4 Hamilton Rd, Chermside (57)5 Gympie Rd, Aspley (56) and Moggill Rd, Indooroopilly (56)6- Ipswich Rd, Annerley (55)7 Kelvin Grove Rd, Kelvin Grove (52)8 Browns Plains Rd, Browns Plains (45)9 Milton Rd, Milton (45)10 Stafford Rd, Stafford 44)Source: Racq, motor collision — animal, fixed object, multi vehicle, vehiclelast_img read more

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Many buyers don’t want to show their hand, but if you play coy on this you could miss out

first_imgIf you snooze you could loose when it comes to land.IN the next couple of weeks I am wielding the gavel at our Easter Auctions event at the Powerhouse. As I was scanning the properties on the order of sale, I saw two lots of land. One in Chelmer and the other at Wavell Heights. Even just to have only two lots of land in one auction event is quite unusual.Brisbane is now a maturing modern capital city. We have well reported inner city density and to find vacant land is usually as rare as rocking horse … well I’m sure you get the drift.The different thing about auctioning land is there is an option for the buyer to investigate the property by stealth.There is no door to unlock, so inspecting the property can be done at anytime day or night without any interaction with the agent.Where this can lead to disappointment or disadvantage for the buyer comes in two main areas.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoThe first is information. There can be plans, issues or benefits to a block that only the agent or owner has information on.By not engaging with them you may not know that relevant information until auction and for some people that may be to late.But the second, and most important reason, is without interaction and feedback from buyers the owner is flying blind on market value.Specifically on where they should set their reserve. It’s offers from buyers that have the greatest influence on where an owner will set their reserve. For this reason land can regularly sell prior to the auction leaving many buyers, who hadn’t contacted the agent but were planning to bid at the auction, very disappointed.Without knowing who’s interested, the agent and owner need to make decisions on the information at hand.My advice to any land buyers is to contact the agent, ask them for an information memorandum on the property. Register their interest and either ask to be informed if other offers are presented or simply pre-register for the auction.These activities still allow coy buyers to play their hands close to their chest, but it will also stop them from turning up on auction day to a sold sign already plastered on their dream block of land.last_img read more

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David Beckham posts heartbreaking tribute to Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna

first_img “Kobe always talked about Vanessa and his beautiful girls and how proud he was of them. Kobe’s passion was his family and basketball. “He was determined to inspire the next generation of boys and girls to embrace the sport that he loved. His legacy will live onThis tragic loss struck us hard as a family. Kobe Bryant was an incredible figure on and off the court, a friend to David and determined to inspire the next generation. The loss of a daughter and husband is unthinkable for any parent and wife. David, myself and our family send all our love to Vanessa, the other girls and the families of those that were tragically lost with Kobe yesterday x V “My family’s love and prayers go out to Vanessa and the girls, to Kobe’s basketball family, and of course to the families of those who were tragically lost with him yesterday…” Victoria Beckham also took to social media to pay tribute to the Bryants. She posted: “This tragic loss struck us hard as a family. Kobe Bryant was an incredible figure on and off the court, a friend to David and determined to inspire the next generation. “The loss of a daughter and husband is unthinkable for any parent and wife. David, myself and our family send all our love to Vanessa, the other girls and the families of those that were tragically lost with Kobe yesterday.” Bryant’s death has shaken the sporting world to its core, with heartfelt tributes pouring in from stars of all of all sports, all over the world. The American was particularly loved in Los Angeles, where he spent his full 20-year NBA career with the Lakers. Read Also:Kobe Bryant: Feds probe helicopter crash that killed NBA legend Bryant was a five-time NBA champion and since retiring had begun on his mission to inspire the next generation. He will never be forgotten. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna also tragically died in the California helicopter crash, along with seven others that were on board. Beckham got to know Lakers icon Bryant when he played in MLS for LA Galaxy. And after hearing the tragic news of his friend’s death, Beckham took to Instagram to try and put into words how we was feeling. Accompanied by a picture of Bryant himself, Beckham, 44, posted: “It’s taken me hours to work out what to write and still my words won’t ever be enough to describe how I am feeling after the tragic loss of Kobe. “This was one special athlete, husband, father and friend. Having to write these words is hard enough but also knowing we have lost an amazing human being and his beautiful and talented daughter Gianna is heartbreaking. “The commitment Kobe showed to his sport was inspiring, to go through the pain and to finish a game off like only he could inspired me to try to be better. “Sometimes I would only go to games just to watch that clock go down to the last 2:00 minutes knowing that we were about to witness something special. David Beckham has paid tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant, after the 41-year-old passed away on Sunday. Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do Loading… last_img read more

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Lady Trojans Volleyball Team At Southport Tourney

first_imgEast Central JV and Varsity traveled to Southport to play 3 matches.The Lady Trojans went 1-1 in pool play, putting them in position to battle for 3rd place in the crossover.Match 1:EC vs Centerville 22-25, 25-22, 15-10 (won)EC vs Centerville VB (8-23)Match 2:EC vs Lutheran 22-25, 25-21, 13-15 (lost)EC vs Lutheran VB (8-23)Match 3:EC vs Southport 25-16, 25-15EC vs Southport VB (8-23)‘We played hard every point. We played three great teams and stayed with them the entire match. If we could have eliminated just a few of our unforced errors, things would have turned out differently, but all in all, I’m very proud of these girls. We learned a lot and look to focus on improving in those areas this week.’ EC Coach Cassie Laker.Varsity is now 4-1 on the season.Next match: at Rushville on Tuesday at 6pm (JV and Varsity only).Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.last_img read more

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Dale M. Kruthaupt

first_imgDale M. Kruthaupt, age 65 of St. Mary’s, Indiana, died Friday, March 31, 2017 at Margaret Mary Health.  Born December 19, 1951 In Batesville, he is the son of Anna Mae (Nee: Nobbe) and Orville Kruthaupt Sr.  He married Jackie Harlan January 13, 1973 at St. Mary’s of the Rock Church in St. Mary’s, Indiana and spent 42 years with the Batesville Casket Company as a press operator and tow motor operator before retiring in 2011.  He was a member of St. Mary’s of the Rock Church, Holy Family Church, the Batesville Eagles Aerie #1130, the National Rifle Association and St. Mary’s of the Rock Preservation Group.His family teased him about his quirks.  Dale wouldn’t allow the kids to refer he or Jackie as “old man” or “old lady”, yet he often referred to Jackie as “old lady”.  But then he also referred to Jackie and the kids as Martha and the Marthet’s.  The kids remember Saturday as “dump day.”  Whether he had a bag of garbage or a truck load, he’d load up the kids and haul it to the dump.  They’d usually score a pop and a candy bar before going home.  This tradition continued with the grandkids.  Dale hated sports but loved blue grass music, fishing, getting the neighbor’s donkey to bray and driving Dodge vehicles.  Actually, that’s all he would drive.  They also mentioned that he liked to roam, which meant jumping in the truck and taking off to no place in particular and was a good cook whose biscuits and gravy will be missed.  Willing to strike up a conversation with anyone, Dale never met a stranger.  His garage was a gathering place to share a Miller Lite, a little moonshine or some homemade wine, but what he enjoyed most was having his family around.Dale is survived by his wife Jackie; daughters Heather (Shannon Smith) Curd of Hope, Indiana, Brande (Keith) Niese of Batesville; son Brian (Christa) Kruthaupt of St. Peters, Indiana; sisters Debbie (Ken) Burkhart of New Point, Indiana, Diane (Gary) Gunter, Rita (Rick) Schutte, both of Batesville; brothers Steve (Mara) Kruthaupt of Oldenburg, Indiana, Orville (Barb) Kruthaupt Jr., Jim (Polly) Kruthaupt, David Kruthaupt, all of Batesville and nine grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents.Visitation is Tuesday, April 4th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 5th, at Holy Family Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the St. Mary’s of the Rock Church Preservation Fund.last_img read more

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