Melvin Seals, Oteil Burbridge, John Kadlecik Announce ‘A Merry Jerry Christmas’ Holiday Concert

first_imgDeadheads around the Pomona, California area will get the chance to take in a night full of Jerry Garcia music next month, when “A Merry Jerry Christmas” takes place at The Fox Theater on Sunday, December 16th. The one-night music event will feature music from Garcia’s career in the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band, as played by some of the late guitarist’s old bandmates and prominent names from throughout today’s jam scene in hopes of spreading plenty of holiday cheer.Scheduled performers for the mid-December concert event include Jerry Garcia Band’s Melvin Seals, Dead & Company/Allman Brothers bassist Oteil Burbridge, John Kadlecik of Furthur/Dark Star Orchestra, and more special guests. The night’s schedule will also include a pair of “very special performances” courtesy of local jam band The Higgs, and the Los Angeles-based Grateful Dead tribute band, Cubensis. Proceeds from the Merry Jerry event will be going to benefit Story Book Adventure, a local organization which brings both music and literacy education to kids around the Inland Empire metropolitan area located east of Los Angeles.Some of the above-mentioned musicians have been coming together quite frequently over the past few years, much to the delight of Jerry’s fans. Oteil Burbridge and Melvin Seals were just a few of the big names who performed as the Jerry Garcia Birthday Band during two nights of music at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Colorado this past summer in celebration of the legendary musician. Burbridge and Seals will also be teaming up again early next year for the “Like A Road Leading Home: Celebrating Jerry Garcia” concert at San Francisco’s Warfield on January 11th and 12th. Until then, fans can re-educate themselves on the life and spirit of Jerry Garcia with these 15 defining interviews from the famous guitarist.Tickets for the holiday event are on sale now.last_img read more

Washington Post journalist describes experience covering Donald Trump

first_imgNatalie Weber | The Observer Washington Post journalist David Fahrenhthold delivers the annual Red Smith Lecture Monday. Fahrenthold, who broke news of the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape during the 2016 election, discussed his experience covering Donald Trump.Fahrenthold said that he and others are still adjusting and learning as they try “to adapt to the era of Donald Trump.”Having entered his third year of reporting on the beat surrounding Trump and his businesses, Fahrenthold said he has found himself sticking to three main principles, both as a reporter and reader of the news — stubbornness, openness, and independence.Fahrenthold said stubborness is important when trying to uncover the truth.“Facts get washed away by power and fear,” he said. “We who believe in facts must be stubborn first.”Fahrenthold highlighted the example of his first story on Trump, where he followed the now-president as he campaigned ahead of the the Iowa caucuses, the first major nominating contest. Fahrenthold noticed Trump giving a large check from his charity organization to Waterloo, Iowa charities in attendance.“I thought, ‘that’s illegal, you can’t use your charity to help your campaign,’” Fahrenthold said. “I immediately became interested in the concreteness of the money. Where was it coming from? What else is he doing with it?”Fahrenthold’s questioning led him to a phone conversation with Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s then-campaign manager who said he couldn’t tell the reporter any details, other than “trust me, he has given this money away.”Knowing, as a journalist, that the words “trust me” were a red flag, Fahrenthold said his stubbornness led him to a call with Trump where the candidate said he did give the money to a veteran organization–but he hadn’t donated it until Farenthold started asking questions. Fahrenthold said it was a moment where his stubbornness paid off and he began to follow all things related to the Donald J. Trump Foundation.Fahrenthold credits Twitter with contributing to his principle of openness. He said he has found that it is helpful to let readers and followers know what he is up to and what he’s looking for, as this strategy often leads to helpful tips.In one case, Fahrenthold was looking for a painting of Trump that Trump has purchased at an auction using his charity’s money. A quick tweet was sent to his followers and one suggested checking TripAdvisor. After scrolling through several hundred photos posted by guests of the Trump National Doral Miami, the painting was spotted in the sports bar of the resort.Fahrenthold said that he tries to assert independence when covering Trump.“I don’t pass on the raw version of what he says,” Fahrenthold said. “I don’t retweet him just to debunk him, I think that’s a disservice to people. We’re still continuing to learn that value of independence.”Fahrenthold stressed the importance of news readers following these three principles, too.“Readers should be stubborn,” he said. “Read the whole story, pay for news, and reward good work by sharing it. For openness, open yourself to the world, you can make the problems of the world better. With independence, practice restraint, meaning don’t exhaust yourself, you don’t want to be without energy to make the world a better place.”Tags: David Fahrenthold, Donald Trump, Journalism, Politics, Washington Post Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold was this year’s speaker at Notre Dame’s annual Red Smith Lecture. The lecture, named after sportswriter Red Smith, honors prominent journalists in remembrance of Smith’s legacy. Fahrenthold was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2017 for his coverage of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, specifically for reports on Trump’s fraudulent charity organization and the “Access Hollywood” tape.last_img read more

Thursday Is the New Wednesday for Broadway Musical Matinees

first_img Next up is Matilda, which will add some Thursday matinees in May and June. Don’t worry, Lesli Margherita…we’ll give you a wake-up call! Set your alarm clocks, Broadway stars, because Thursday may no longer be a sleep-in day! Following in the footsteps of many West End shows, some big Broadway musicals are adding a Thursday matinee to the mix of the eight-show-a-week schedule. The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia! and Cinderella are first out of the gate, kicking off Thursday afternoon shows on April 3, 2014.center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Watch Ruth Wilson Talk the ‘Wild Play’ Constellations

first_img View Comments Ruth Wilson Constellations Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on March 15, 2015 Constellations star Ruth Wilson stopped by LIVE! with Kelly and Michael on January 30 and chatted about the “wild play,” she’s currently appearing in alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. The British Olivier winner, who recently won a Golden Globe for The Affair, also revealed that she has been adapting to Broadway audiences. “You guys are very loud…in a good way,” she joked. “No one stands, ever, in England.” Co-host Kelly Ripa wondered if the rule extended even to her parents at the recent opening night of Nick Payne’s play. They were “probably forced to stand,” Wilson conceded! Watch the video below and then go and give Wilson and Gyllenhaal a standing ovation at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Related Showslast_img read more

Tickets Now Available for The Trip of Love Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Trip of Love Are you ready, boots?! Tickets are now on sale for you to start walking towards Trip of Love off-Broadway. Created, directed and choreographed by James Walski, the new dance musical spectacle will begin previews on September 26 at Stage 42, formerly The Little Shubert Theater. Opening night is set for October 18.Trip of Love brings the ‘60’s to life with over 25 of the decade’s biggest hits including “Blowin’ In The Wind,” “Born To Be Wild,” “California Dreamin’,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’,” “White Rabbit,” “You Don’t Own Me” and many more.The cast will include Joey Calveri, David Elder, Kelly Felthous, Dionne Figgins, Austin Miller, Katie Webber and Laurie Wells. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 7, 2016 View Commentslast_img read more

Summer Road Trips: For The River Runners

first_imgLocation: Eastern TennesseeDistance: 123.6 milesDriver: Kirk EddlemonInstructor, Ace Kayaking SchoolGuidebook Author, Whitewater of the Southern AppalachiansKnoxville, Tenn.“Eastern Tennessee, in general, is a very unsung area for whitewater. Instead of being in North Carolina on a river next to a road with 500 other people, you’re paddling in a pristine plateau canyon. You’re going to see more wildlife than people. It might not be close to the cultural epicenter of the Southeast, but if you’re a class III-IV boater, you have way better access to rivers than you do in western North Carolina. You won’t find any hipsters coming here. You have to drive far to find a Sweetwater IPA and that in and of itself is part of the identity. It’s a little more scruffy and rougher on the edges, but there is some cool stuff going on.”Great Smoky Mountains National ParkDay 1  |  74.6 miles | Maryville — CrossvilleKick off your whitewater weekend in the Cumberland Plateau with a lap down the Little River. Starting in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this pristine creek is a class III-IV+ run for the first few miles until it reaches the town of Townsend, Tenn., where it mellows into a fun and friendly, yet no less gorgeous, class II float. Once you’re off the water, stop in at Aroma Cafe in Maryville for, in the words of Eddlemon, “the best Cuban sandwich ever.” This hole-in-the-wall restaurant is authentically Cuban, down to the papas rellenas and red beans and rice. It’s a little over an hour to Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville where you can pitch a tent for $32 per night or rent a cabin starting at $65 per night.Lilly Pad Hopyard BreweryDay 2  |  44.6 miles | Crossville — LancingIn the morning, you’re about a 30-minute-drive from the put-in for another eastern Tennessee classic, the Caney Fork River (class III-V). Eddlemon likens this continuous, boulder-strewn river to the Watauga in North Carolina. Even if the water levels aren’t in, the cold clean water is prime habitat for rainbow and brown trout.After a rowdy day on the river, swing into Sparta for some local brews and food. You might feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, but this little-known Tennessee town is home to two quality establishments, Calfkiller Brewing Company and the sports bar and grill Sparta Pour House. Toast a Sergio’s Ole Evil-Ass Devil Bullshit Ale to the wonderful weirdness that is eastern Tennessee, then hit the road.Your accommodations for the evening are in the heart of the Obed Wild & Scenic River at the Lilly Pad Campground (just $5 per person). You’ll probably be bunkin’ up with a bunch of climbers who come to the Obed for the very rock bluffs you’ll be paddling beneath on day three. If you didn’t grab refreshments in Sparta, the campground is, conveniently, also a brewery (Lilly Pad Hopyard Brewery). And a restaurant (Sauced Frog). Del, the Hopyard’s lead brewer, gets his beer-making skills from none other than Walt Dickinson, founder of Wicked Weed in Asheville, so trust us when we say this backwoods Tennessee campground-brewery is brewin’ suds that are on par with the best of Beer City’s.Obed Wild and Scenic RiverDay 3  |  4.4 miles | Lancing — Obed JunctionThe Obed is worth a road trip in and of itself, whether you’re a climber, paddler, or hiker. The trails are within walking distance of your tent site, should you feel like a morning stroll. In 15 minutes you can be at the put-in for the Obed, the main section of which is just shy of 10 miles in length and features class II-IV rock gardens. The Obed watershed is the crown jewel of the Cumberland Plateau, and with other whitewater classics like Daddy’s Creek and Clear Creek feeding into the Obed, you could easily spend an entire weekend here paddling a different run every day.last_img read more

U.S. Airmen Teach Aircraft Recovery to Chilean Air Force Partners

first_imgBy Dialogo July 03, 2018 Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) sent a Mobile Training Team (MTT) to Chile to conduct training with the Chilean Air Force (FACh, in Spanish) on crash damaged disabled aircraft recovery (CDDAR), May 13 to June 8, 2018. The CDDAR MTT consisted of four seasoned crew chiefs from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; Hill Air Force Base, Utah; and Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado who have experience being aircraft crash team chiefs. The team traveled from the United States to the 3rd Aviation Group at Los Condores Air Force Base in Iquique, Chile, and then to the 5th Air Brigade Maintenance Group at Cerro Moreno Air Base in Antofagasta, Chile. “I view the MTTs as a key tool in our security cooperation apparatus,” said U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Hector L. Gonzalez, Air Force section chief for the Theater Security Cooperation division at the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile. Lt. Col. Gonzalez explained that MTTs are requested and funded by FACh. “By us being able to provide assistance in an area that they feel a need to improve, we’re building that partnership, that relationship.” U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Powell, 388th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MTT member, explained that the MTT taught the basic principles of how to preserve the area surrounding an aircraft mishap for an investigation and recover a damaged or disabled aircraft. Throughout the training course, the Chilean airmen were given classroom instruction covering an aircraft recovery plan, personnel protective equipment, and CDDAR operation followed by hands on training. The two-week CDDAR course was instructed in English, the same as the U.S. Air Force CDDAR course. This was an opportunity for the Chilean airmen to practice speaking in English. They already read in English, since their aircraft technical orders are the same as in the U.S. Air Force. “The course being in English actually helped me,” said FACh airman Gonzalo Payacan, 5th Air Brigade Maintenance Group F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief. “All of the technical orders of my specialty are written in English. The course helps me prepare when needed.” Chilean airmen demonstrated their knowledge by responding to a simulated damaged disabled F-16 Fighting Falcon and connecting a crane to simulate lifting the aircraft for the final objective of the course. “To physically see the aircraft lift procedures was a great experience,” Paycan said. “I’m grateful to have experienced it.” Thirty-five Chilean airmen graduated the CDDAR course from both locations. They included crew chiefs, jet engine mechanics, sheet metal technicians, avionics mechanics, safety noncommissioned officers, egress technicians, non-destruction inspection technicians, aircrew flight equipment technicians, maintenance officers, and quality assurance inspectors. “It’s very important we interact with different aircraft specialties when we need to pick up an aircraft,” said FACh Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Zepeda, 5th Air Brigade Maintenance Group F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief. “They will have different viewpoints and they are going to be the ones lifting the aircraft.” Upon completing the final objective, U.S. and Chilean airmen conducted a team debrief over what went well and what could’ve been improved. The following day the U.S. airmen held a graduation ceremony for the newly CDDAR certified Chilean airmen. “Thank you for your time and your patience and for giving us the instruction, life experiences and your knowledge,” Tech. Sgt. Zepeda said. “The instructors did everything in their power to make the course the best.”last_img read more

Nussle: Join the credit union team

first_imgBeing a part of the credit union movement isn’t like being a fan of a sports team, says Jim Nussle, CUNA president/CEO. As a fan, you don’t get asked to play in the game.But as a credit union professional, Nussle says, you’re on the team—the America’s Credit Union team—and that team needs the help of everyone in the credit union movement to remain relevant into the future.“I’m all in, and I think we need people to dedicate themselves to being all in for credit unions,” Nussle told attendees at the America’s Credit Union Conference Monday in Las Vegas. His address also was broadcast via Facebook Live.What motivates him to be a part of that team, Nussle says, is his belief in the idea that credit unions can make a difference in the lives of people across the country, and that they can change the world. 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Ivan Herak new advisor to the Minister of Tourism

first_imgOtherwise, Ivan Herak was also occasional columnist portal, and you can read his loud thoughts in the attachment. In addition to the new position in the Ministry of Tourism, which he will hold free of charge, Ivan Herak is currently a member of the Board of the Institute of Tourism, a professor at the Swiss School of Business in Geneva, teaches at the postgraduate doctoral study at the Faculty of Economics in Osijek and is an advisor to the Chinese Association for Southeast Europe. Also, Herak was the Minister of Tourism from 1999 to 2000, so he knows the system and its functioning very well. Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli appointed Assistant Professor Dr. sc. Ivan Herak, special advisor for the strategic plan for tourism development and EU projects, reports Glas Istre. center_img Loud thoughts: Ivan Heraklast_img read more

Deepwater Wind Mulls Brooklyn Offshore Wind Hub

first_imgUS offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind has indicated its interest in establishing a hub on the Brooklyn waterfront to support its South Fork Wind Farm and future projects offshore New York, subject to necessary approvals.The hub would be located on the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal which is being reactivated as a major maritime hub under the Sustainable South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SSBMT) project.According to the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), SSBMT has the potential to create over 1,000 jobs by serving as a fabrication hub for Deepwater Wind.”Establishing a home for the emerging offshore wind industry on our working waterfront is a once-in-a-generation opportunity,” said Ben Margolis, Executive Director, Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation.The 90MW Deepwater ONE – South Fork project comprises 15 turbines installed some 30 miles southeast of Montauk, and represents the first phase of a regional offshore wind farm Deepwater Wind proposes to develop in the area.The project is scheduled to enter the construction phase in 2019 and be fully commissioned in 2022.The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) has agreed to purchase all of the electricity generated by the wind farm for a period of 20 years.last_img read more