Phish Debuted Ten New Songs At A Benefit Concert, On This Day In 1995

first_imgSetlist: Phish at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, MA – 5/16/95Don’t You Want To Go 0:08:24Ha Ha Ha 0:14:05Spock’s Brain 0:15:40Strange Design 0:21:16Reba 0:24:23Theme From the Bottom 0:39:49Hold Your Head Up 0:50:40Lonesome Cowboy Bill 0:55:55Hold Your Head Up 0:58:40Free 0:59:44Glide II 1:08:15You Enjoy Myself 1:12:30Sweet Adeline 1:38:05Sample in a Jar 1:40:10Encore:I’ll Come Running 1:45:55Gloria 1:49:20 Perhaps most infamous for the creation of “Spock’s Brain,” today marks the 21st anniversary of a legendary concert in Phish history. On this day in 1995, the Burlington band performed for a Voters for Choice benefit concert at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, MA. The group was introduced by Gloria Steinem, who promised fans more new music than ever before. Then, the band delivered.What followed was debut after debut – 10 new songs in total – including some beloved originals that have made it in rotation ever since. Songs like “Free” and “Theme From The Bottom,” which would later make it onto Billy Breathes, were featured in the performance. The show also featured the debut of “Strange Design,” and a cover of Velvet Underground’s “Lonesome Cowboy Bill” that would foreshadow the band’s full-album performance of Loaded in 1998.“Ha Ha Ha” got its start at this show, as did an unnamed original that would later be referred to as “Spock’s Brain.” After playing the song, drummer Jon Fishman polled the audience with some alternate title options, including The Plane, The First Single, Israel, and Spock’s Brain. We all know what the audience chose.Other debuts included the traditional “Don’t You Want To Go?,” the original song “Glide II,” Brian Eno’s “I’ll Come Running” and Van Morrison’s “Gloria” as the show finale. Ten debuts in a single show is almost unheard of – not counting the band’s 2013 Halloween performance of the album that would become Fuego. To relive this magic moment, stream the full show below:last_img read more

A bittersweet confection

first_img <a href=”” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Artist Kara Walker stunned the New York art world last summer with her blistering provocation caked in white sugar and wryly titled “A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby, an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant.”Walker’s work was a sphinx-like sculpture of a black woman 75 feet long and 35 feet high made from 80 tons of granular sugar and surrounded by “sugar boys,” cherubic, hard-candy figurines “in a posture of servitude,” as she described them. The sculpture was a bitter, even grotesque monument of the primal themes of American history, including race, gender, sexuality, commerce, and subjugation.The installation was staged in the defunct Domino sugar refinery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which was the largest working sugar refinery in the world during the mid-19th century, and opened mere decades after the end of the infamous Triangular Trade that fed American slavery. In that trade, molasses or sugar from the West Indies was shipped to America, where it was turned into rum and sent to West Africa, where it was in turn traded for slaves who were shipped to the West Indies. And the cycle continued.The show, which ran from late May to early July, was free and drew record crowds. It was named one of the year’s best by Jerry Saltz of New York magazine.“Taken as a whole, Walker’s title and the installation itself acknowledge how sugar and an appetite for sweetness were inherently linked to desire and dependent on the forced labor of African slaves in the Caribbean and in America,” said Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, as she introduced Walker, who spoke at Radcliffe Monday afternoon on the origins of “A Subtlety.”“I didn’t set out to be shocking, necessarily, but I think that one of the interests I’ve always had in art and has always compelled me to make art … is that feeling when you have a stationary object — a painting, a sculpture — actually leap out at you and force you to rethink everything you think you know about yourself and shakes you to your core,” said Walker. “And I love that! I love that art can do that in a way that just wouldn’t be welcome in polite society.”Walker said the process of refining sugar — taking something brown and fluid and making it white and granular — sparked ideas about the byproducts of sugar and its producers.“I kept coming to this place where I was equating molasses and this defunct sugar factory and its destruction with just death, just the creation of waste, the creation of its own demise. But I couldn’t do anything with that, I couldn’t make that work with my work,” said Walker, who finally settled on the sphinx concept. “People don’t want to see that. People don’t want to go … and see an artwork that reminds them how [messed] up they are, we are.”The only part of the now-demolished sculpture that remains, on display at a New York art gallery, is the sphinx’s left hand, which is twisted into a “fig sign,” a gesture that is a talisman against evil in some cultures, and in others a vulgarity.Walker was “going to make this figure that was both servile and regal in her physicality. She’s both sexual and … nonsexual, all sexual, all encompassing, larger than life, bigger than anybody could ever fit into, more powerful than powerless — all of these kinds of signifiers all going to work at once.” So she thought the sculpture “should also have a hand gesture that’s also empowering and dismissive of her audience.”Although best known for her largely confrontational work, Walker calls herself “a reluctant activist,” one who spent her formative years thinking that she would follow in the footsteps of her father, the painter and art professor Larry Walker, and avoid such loaded topics in favor of more “universal” themes.“There were issues in my life that I couldn’t ignore anymore, and the ignoring, the ignorance were a piece of this problem. It wasn’t just that I had to look forward or look backward and look at history, but actually look at my own willful blindness and embrace that in a way,” she said of her creative evolution.Now a professor of visual arts at Columbia University, Walker received a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant in 1997 at age 28, a few years after earning an M.F.A. at the Rhode Island School of Design. Prior to “A Subtlety,” she was best known for her paper silhouette tableaux that use sentimental images of the antebellum South drawn from genre paintings, romance novels, and slave narratives to make jarring, sometimes salty critiques of the country’s legacy of racial and sexual violence and racist attitudes.“So cut black paper happened because it’s a second-class kind of art form; the silhouettes have nothing to do with the grand trajectory of fine arts history,” she said. “I started looking for forms that would resonate with this sense that I didn’t count or didn’t matter or mattered to a lesser degree, as a way of rejecting those histories and also embracing a kind of bombast that cycloramas and history paintings represented, that one artist could sort of capture the importance of a great moment.”Some critics objected to the sphinx’s raw and distorted depiction of the black female form, which they said might encourage exploitation by some viewers. A short film that Walker made to capture the exhibition showed a few onlookers taking selfies or disrespectfully touching or interacting with the piece.“That’s the problem with all the work that I’ve done so far, is that it does kind of sit on the line between enabling and exposing, and kind of does it with relish, maybe,” said Walker during an informal lunchtime talk with about 60 undergraduate and graduate students prior to the lecture. “Only because I feel like when it gets directed at the object, it has a possibility — maybe I’m wrong — of diffusing what happens in people’s lives and on their actual bodies.”For Walker, the experience of working on a massive public art project was galvanizing.“There’s something about making something larger than yourself, larger than life, or somehow being responsible for the creation of that feeling of something greater than one’s self … that’s what motivates me and drives me forward and helps me to think about that thing when people talk of ‘a conversation about race.’ Somehow, conversation is just words, but the effect is something much greater than that, and it’s a deep feeling that transcends our humanity,” said Walker.“There’s something about the enormity and the comedy and tragedy of the whole circumstance that really gets to me … and I think that’s an answer to a question for later about how to talk about our national condition when it comes to race and racist attitudes.”last_img read more

Archbishop Lori, upcoming speaker at ND Forum, has history of blocking transparency in the Church sex abuse crisis

first_imgArchbishop of Baltimore William Lori, the subject of controversy for his history resisting Church transparency efforts, is among seven individuals invited to speak over the course of the 2019 Notre Dame Forum, the University announced in a press release Wednesday.Lori will be speaking on the forum’s keynote panel, “The Church Crisis: Where Are We Now?,” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25 in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center’s Leighton Concert Hall. He will be joined by Kathleen McChesney, former executive assistant director at the FBI; Juan Carlos Cruz, advocate for survivors of clergy abuse; and Peter Steinfels, former editor at Commonweal and former columnist for the New York Times.According to a Sept. 2 profile by the Washington Post, Lori has led efforts to address clergy abuse as early as the 1980s, when he was an aide to then-archbishop of Washington, D.C. James Hickey.As bishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut, from 2001 to 2012 Lori helped lead his diocese in the charge against clergy sex abuse. According to the profile, Lori pushed for a number of reforms seen as progressive for their time, “including removing suspected sex offenders from ministry, offering abuse awareness training, doing criminal background checks on diocesan employees, and — for the first time — reporting allegations of clergy sexual abuse to state investigators.”However, the archbishop has made repeated efforts to protect the identities of abusive clergy as well as many powerful Church leaders with ties to them.In 2002, Lori helped write the Church’s landmark Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (Dallas Charter), which outlined a “zero-tolerance” policy toward sexual abuse.As a member of the document’s drafting committee, Lori helped narrow the scope of the charter to omit bishops. The first draft of the document held all clerics accountable for sex abuse; the final version, however, applies to only priests and deacons. When asked why, Lori reportedly said the drafting committee “decided [they] would limit it to priests and deacons, as the disciplining of bishops is beyond the purview of this document.”Over the next several years, the then-bishop fought to keep documents containing the names of abusing clergy in Bridgeport secret despite a state order calling for their publication. The U.S. Supreme Court ordered the documents’ release in 2009.In 2018, Lori was asked by the Vatican to investigate allegations of sexual abuse by former bishop of Wheeling-Charleston Michael Bransfield, who is Lori’s acquaintance of nearly 20 years.According to records of the investigation obtained by the Washington Post, Bransfield gave $350,000 in cash gifts to other clergy “including young priests he is accused of mistreating and more than a dozen cardinals in the United States and at the Vatican.”At Lori’s request, the names of 11 high-ranking clergy who had received some of the money were cut from a report of the investigation to the Vatican — including his own.The Post reported Lori received $10,500 from Bransfield. He has since returned $7,500.“In light of what I have come to learn of bishop Bransfield’s handling of diocesan finances, I have returned the full amount to the diocese and have asked that it be donated to Catholic Charities,” Lori wrote in a letter to the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.According to a June 6 article from WBAL-TV, an unnamed spokesman for the archdiocese said the remaining $3,000 was payment Lori received for celebrating two Masses in West Virginia.The spokesman also said the 11 names were omitted from the report because “including them could inadvertently and/or unfairly suggest that in receiving gifts for anniversaries or holidays there were expectations for reciprocity,” despite that “no evidence was found to suggest this.”The University press release did not include any information about the $10,500 Lori received from Bransfield, his efforts to conceal the identities of abusive clergy in Bridgeport or his work on the Dallas Charter, only stating he investigated “allegations of sexual harassment and financial impropriety by the former bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.”When asked for comment, vice president for public affairs and communications Paul Browne said in an email Lori was selected because “like each of the panelists, Archbishop Lori has an informed, unique contribution to make to this important discussion, including his role in crafting the Dallas Charter.”Browne pointed to an opinion piece about the forum by Crux editor John Allen, who will be moderating the panel.“The best characterization of the panel I’ve read is from [Allen],” Browne said in the email.Browne did not specify who was involved with selecting the speakers, nor respond to inquiry into whether Notre Dame was aware of or if there was internal discussion regarding Lori’s controversial history.Lori was not available for comment at the time of publication.Tags: Archbishop, ND forum, Notre Dame Forum 2019, William Lorilast_img read more

Updated B’way Version of Fun Home Cast Album Will Be Released

first_img Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016 Fun Home An updated and expanded Great White Way version of Fun Home ‘s off-Broadway cast recording will be released on PS Classics next month. With music by Jeanine Tesori and a book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, the new album will now feature Emily Skeggs, who took over the role of Medium Alison during the show’s original off-Broadway run and is re-creating the role on the Main Stem.The record will also include new material written for the latest production, as well as additional material not included on the original recording. It is set for release via the PS Classics website and in-person at the show’s Broadway home Circle in the Square Theatre from May 5, with in-store and digital purchase available from May 19.Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home charts a girl’s quest to come to terms with her father’s unexpected death. As she moves between past and present, Alison dives into the story of her volatile, brilliant father and relives her unique childhood at her family’s funeral home.Along with Skeggs, the cast also includes Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Roberta Colindrez, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone, Joel Perez, Zell Morrow and Oscar Williams. The tuner will officially open on Broadway on April 19.last_img read more

Get “tucker’d” in Tucker County, West Virginia

first_imgEndless family-friendly outdoor adventure makes getting “tucker’d” in Tucker County irresistible. Cool mountain breezes make Tucker County the perfect destination when the local temperatures are heating up and you want to retreat to the air conditioning. Our air conditioning is always provided by nature.Getting to Tucker County is quicker and easier than ever with the completion of Route 48 providing four lanes all the way to the valley from the East.Enjoy activities in the National Forest with epic mountain bike trails or gentle and scenic rail trails. A vast network of well-maintained trails allows firsthand access to a world of natural wonder.Witness the Blackwater River crash nearly six stories over the iconic falls at Blackwater Falls State Park. Take in the breathtaking views at Lindy Point, home of one of West Virginia’s most famous views. Hike the unspoiled backcountry of the Dolly Sods wilderness.Keep the good times flowing with the rushing excitement and gentle pools of the Cheat and Dry Fork Rivers. Make your best summer memories rafting, tubing, canoeing, kayaking or standup paddleboarding. Or cast your line and reel in a lively smallmouth or mountain trout. Angling opportunities of all sorts abound along Tucker County’s pristine rivers and streams. Be sure not to miss the freshly stocked Blackwater Canyon for some awesome fishing!Enjoy the music, raise your mug and toast the season at one of the area’s three microbreweries—Mountain State Brewing Company, Blackwater Falls Brewery and the newest addition, Stumptown Ales. And you can catch live music anytime at the always-happening, always family-friendly Purple Fiddle.Explore the charming nooks and crannies of the quaint small towns of Davis, Thomas, and Parsons where lively street pubs, corner cafes and eclectic shops provide a warm welcome. To learn more or for a free Travel Guide, visit or call 800-782-2775.last_img read more

Embraer to Inaugurate Super Tucano Assembly Plant in the U.S.

first_img On March 26, the president of Embraer, Frederico Curado, Florida Governor Rick Scott, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, and Congressmen Corrine Brown and Ander Crenshaw attended the inauguration of a plant where Embraer will assemble the aircraft for the U.S. Air Force’s (USAF) Light Air Support (LAS) program. Over 200 local executives, authorities and press members attended the ceremony held in a 3,716 square meter hangar at Jacksonville International Airport. Embraer is the prime contractor for the LAS program, along with local partner Sierra Nevada Corporation. Both partners will generate 1,400 jobs in over 100 companies throughout the U.S. Embraer, with the U.S. base located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, currently employs 1,200 people in the country. The Jacksonville facility is part of the expansion of the company’s operation in Melbourne, Florida, where in 2011, a factory and a Global Customer Service Center opened for executive jets Phenom 100 and Phenom 300. In 2012, Embraer started the construction of a new Engineering and Technology Center, which will employ 200 engineers, in Melbourne. “These facilities will allow Embraer to create 50 new jobs in Jacksonville, which is great news. These 50 new job posts will be in addition to the 280,000 jobs created in the private sector over the last two years,” Florida Governor Rick Scott stated. With the support of the State of Florida and the Jacksonville Airport Authority, activities are underway to prepare the facility for industrial operations in the city of Jacksonville. The delivery of the first Super Tucano to the U.S. is scheduled for mid-2014. By Dialogo March 28, 2013last_img read more

Great Neck Plaza Home Invasion Gunman Posed as Florist

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A gunman posing as a florist used a stun gun on a man that he then beat and tied up during a Great Neck Plaza home invasion on Tuesday afternoon, Nassau County police said.The 34-year-old victim answered a doorbell at his Clent Road apartment when the assailant “tasered him with a stun gun” and then struck him in the head using a glass vase, causing him to fall to the ground at 1:52 p.m., police said.The attacker and the victim struggled before the suspect pulled out a black handgun and bound the victim’s his hands and feet, police said. The gunman demanded money and broke open a locked safe in a hallway closet before he fled with cash, diamond jewelry, a passport and assorted paperwork, police said.The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for facial fractures and head trauma.The subject is described as a white man, 5-feet, 9-inches tall and 20-30 years of age.Third Squad detectives request that anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Statement on Orlando Shooting

first_img June 12, 2016 Governor Wolf Statement on Orlando Shooting Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: National Issues,  Orlando,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement on the shooting in Orlando, Florida:“Frances and I join with all Pennsylvanians in mourning the senseless deaths of at least 50 people in Orlando. This is a national tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their loved ones, and all Floridians. “My administration, including the Pennsylvania State Police and Office of Homeland Security, is monitoring the situation and will respond swiftly to any threats to Pennsylvania. The state police will offer assistance to state and local law enforcement officials in Florida, and we stand ready to help if necessary. “Public safety remains the top priority of my administration. We must unite and work together to prevent these horrific acts of violence that are far too frequent in communities and places where residents should feel safe.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Retired couple keen to snap up big home on small block

first_img7 Marshall Avenue, Seven Hills.A retired Brisbane couple have forked out more than $1 million for a newly built home on a tiny 305sq m blockClass Real Estate selling agent John Kubatov said the couple paid $1,030,000 for the property at 7 Marshall Ave, Seven Hills. Mr Kubatov said he was surprised at the high level of interest in the home, which was built on a small block of land. The layout of the house was a drawcard.Mr Kirk lives next door and said he had watched the house being built from the get-go.Mr Kubatov received several offers on the property and said the new owners had attended almost every open home. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Inside the Seven Hills home.“The drawcard was that it was a high quality build,” Mr Kubatov said.“The layout worked really well. The location was good, it’s in a quiet street and you can walk to the coffee shops – it’s got that nice village feel to it.”The four-bedroom, five-bathroom architecturally design property was owned by Stuart Kirk, a project property development manager for SK2. last_img read more

Nearly half of Townsville properties selling at a loss

first_imgSELLERS in Townsville are feeling the pinch of the region’s struggling property market with nearly half of homes changing hands for less than what they were bought for. CoreLogic’s 2018 June Quarter Pain and Gain report shows that 47.1 of properties in Townsville sold at a loss.However, the rate of loss making sales is expected to fall as Townsville’s economy strengthens.CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said the amount of profitable sales in Townsville is expected to rise but it would take some time.“The economy is improving, we are seeing a lot of big infrastructure projects so I think things are certainly up,” he said.“I think they will fall but it will be quite a gradual process.”Townsville’s median house price is sitting at $332,000 as of June, after dropping .9 per cent in three months while units have dropped .3 per cent in the same period to $275,000.House in Townsville had less loss making sales at 42.3 per cent than units at 65.5 per cent.Despite Townsville’s high percentage of properties selling at a loss, several other Regional Queensland areas fared worse.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The Mackay/Isaac/Whitsunday region had 52.1 of houses and 57.4 per cent of units sell at a loss and Central Queensland has 49.4 per cent of houses and 62.7 per cent of units record losses.Mr Lawless said the high amount loss making sales was attributable to the ongoing weakness across the Townsville market.“Townsville’s, market has been tracking backwards for about four years and even though that rate has kind of evened off we haven’t seen the market move back to positive growth yet,” he said.“So there is a lot of people who bought into the market place even, seven, eight, nine, ten years ago where the value of property is either about what they paid for if not a little bit lower.”Mr Lawless said while sellers in Townsville were struggling to make a profit, it was a prime time to buy.“The silver lining is that buyers are benefiting from a substantial improvement in housing affordability.” he said.“With the local economy showing some signs of improving, we may be close to seeing the Townsville housing market move through the bottom of that has been a long and substantial down phase.”last_img read more