Joe Marcinek Band, Holly Bowling Added To Amy Winehouse, The Band, Phish Tribute

first_imgOn April 26th, between Jazz Fest weekends in New Orleans, three back to back tribute shows will be taking over the Howlin Wolf for one stacked night of incredible music. First up, Elise Testone will be bringing her all-star Amy Winehouse tribute, Thankful For Amy, along with Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Cris Jacobs (The Bridge), Chris Severin (Allen Toussaint), Raymond Weber, and Nicole Zuraitas. Then, funk army Turkuaz will take the stage to perform a tribute to The Band. Finally, it’ll all wrap up with the NOLA debut of Jazz Is Phish featuring Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Michael Ray (Sun Ra/Kool & The Gang), Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten Band), Derrick Johnson (Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band), Josh Thomas (With Lions), Adam Chase (Chase Brothers) and Matthew Chase (Chase Brothers).The latest additions to the lineup have been revealed. Joe Marcinek Band and Holly Bowling will perform in The Den, adjacent to the main venue. This edition of Marcinek’s rotating lineup will feature Marty Sammon (Buddy Guy) and Rick King. Previous renditions of JMB have featured members of String Cheese Incident, Snarky Puppy, The Motet, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Lettuce, to name a few. The band plans to jam through songs from the Grateful Dead, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Professor Longhair, Paul Simon, Phish, and more.Bowling never ceases to amaze an audience with her intricate renditions of Phish and other jamband tunes for classical piano. Best known for her recreation of the epic 35 minute-long “Tahoe Tweezer”, she has since branched out to tackle songs from the Disco Biscuits, Grateful Dead and more, even playing with members of Umphrey’s McGee and the Biscuits on Jam Cruise. For her first time playing in NOLA, you can bet she’ll be pulling out all the stops.SHOW INFO:Thankful For Amy: An All-Star Tribute to Amy WinehouseTurkuaz Plays The BandJazz Is PhishIn The Den:Joe Marcinek BandHolly BowlingThe Howlin Wolf4/26/16Doors at 10, Show at 10:30**Tickets**last_img read more

Great White Shark Spotted Off Stuart Coast, Reported to Be the Famous “Katharine”

first_imgIt looks like a celebrity guest may have visited the Treasure Coast this week.Captains Jeff Gauthier and Natalie Gauthier report they spotted a great white shark in the St. Lucie Inlet off the coast of Stuart.They believe it may be Katharine, the Great White Shark. The 14-foot, 2,300-pound shark, which often surfaces along Florida’s east coast, has traveled nearly 40,000 miles from the north Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.last_img

Alejandro Bedoya calls out Congress during MLS game in response to mass shootings

first_imgAnother weekend, two more mass shootings in America — and Philadelphia Union captain Alejandro Bedoya has had enough.After scoring his team’s opening goal in a 5-1 win over DC United on Sunday, the 32-year-old ran over to an on-field TV microphone and shouted, “Hey Congress, do something now. End gun violence. Let’s go!” The moment was captured on Fox Sports:MORE: Alex Morgan plans for future on USWNT: “I want another World Cup”Bedoya is from Weston, Fla., close to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and staff members were killed in a mass shooting on Feb. 14, 2018.Before Sunday’s game, he shared a tweet about gun policy in the United States: After the game, he added this: At least 29 people were killed over the weekend in separate mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.There have been more mass shootings than days in 2019, according to CBS News:”As of Sunday, which was the 216th day of the year, there have been 251 mass shootings in the U.S., according to data from the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive, which tracks every mass shooting in the country. The Gun Violence Archive defines a mass shooting as any incident in which at least four people were shot, excluding the shooter.”last_img read more

Penn Hills defeats Obama Academy

first_imgDESIREE OLIVER of Penn Hills scored 19 points to lead the Lady Indians to a 59-47 win over Obama AcademyDesiree Oliver of Penn Hills scored 19 points to lead the Penn Hills Lady Indians to a 59-47 win over Pittsburgh Obama Academy.IONIE BONNER of Penn Hills gets trapped by Obama defenders, Banner chipped in with 12 points in the Lady Indians 59-47 winJADE ELY (10) of Penn Hills drives on Dalaysia Askew (4) of Obama Academy, Ely scored 17 points in the Lady Indians 59-47 winFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courierlast_img read more

Inside Conditions – The Spirit of ‘Spartacus’

first_imgAUBREY BRUCERetarded alert: last weekend the newyorkdailynews.com reported that a man was killed when a toilet was thrown from the stands after a soccer match.  According to the report, “A man was killed when a lunatic soccer fan hurled a toilet bowl from stadium stands as supporters of rival clubs clashed in northeastern Brazil.A police officer in Recife said on Saturday that the death occurred [last] Friday at Arruda Stadium after a match between Santa Cruz and Parana. The cop spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press. He said said fans ripped three toilet bowls out of stadium restrooms and threw them from the stands. One hit and instantly killed a fan he identified only as Paulo Ricardo Gomes da Silva.The incident comes six weeks before Brazil hosts the World Cup. Is Brazil ready to host several World Cup soccer matches in less than two months?The following is a partial list of sports disasters over the past 50 years. provided by infoplease.com  “May 24, 1964, Lima, Peru: more than 300 soccer fans killed and over 500 injured during riot and panic following unpopular ruling by referee in Peru vs. Argentina soccer game. It is worst soccer disaster on record.January 2, 1971 Glasgow, Scotland: 66 killed in crush at Glasgow Rangers home stadium when soccer fans trying to leave encountered fans trying to return to stadium after hearing that a late goal had been scored.January 20, 1980, Sincelejo, Colombia: bleachers at a bullring collapsed, leaving 222 dead.October 20, 1982 Moscow: according to Sovietsky Sport, as many as 340 died at Lenin Stadium when exiting soccer fans collided with returning fans after final goal was scored. All the fans had been crowded into one section of stadium by police.May 11, 1985 Bradford, England: 56 burned to death and over 200 injured when fire engulfed main grandstand at Bradford’s soccer stadium.May 29, 1985 Brussels, Belgium: when British Liverpool club fans attacked rival Italian supporters of Juventus team at the Heysel Stadium before the European Champion’s Cup final, a concrete retaining wall collapsed and 39 people were trampled to death. More than 400 people were injured.October 16, 1996 Guatemala City: at least 84 killed and 147 injured by stampeding soccer fans before a 1998 World Cup qualifying match between Guatemala and Costa Rica held at Mateo Flores National Stadium.There have been many more fatal accidents in Unites States sports venues as well as other sports stadiums around the world.  One of the reasons that I am writing this column is that it is easy to be killed or injured in some of the flawed and ill designed venues around the globe.There also seems to be a growing mean spiritedness that has become a negative part of the so-called sports culture. A few White males seem to be experiencing a testosterone epidemic, well at least when it comes to sports venues and the games played within.These guys get so hyped up and juiced up and depending on if they win or lose anything can happen and they can possibly screw up bad, really bad! Some of these “ultra fans” reside in a fantasy “macho macho man” world and often fantasize that they’re the ones making the tackle, hitting the winning home run or scoring the decisive goal.According to a report written by Kevin Murphy and published by Reuters on Feb. 21, 2014 Joshua Bradley 25, [was] accused of striking Kyle Van Winkle, 30, multiple times after an argument on December 1, 2013 outside the National Football League game at Arrowhead Stadium.Van Winkle left the stadium during the game and went to a parked Jeep Cherokee that resembled the one he arrived in, according to a probable cause statement by Kansas City police.But the vehicle belonged to another person, who found Van Winkle passed out inside and sought help getting him removed, according to police. Bradley, among others, responded and he argued with Van Winkle before punching him to the ground and then kept striking him.My point is getting sloppy drunk and passing out in someone else’s vehicle may be offensive, but assaulting someone who is drunk and passed out in someone else’s vehicle is cruel, inhumane and homicidal.Is that one of the reasons that “stand your ground” laws are now considered the rule rather than the exception.  A man died because he mistakenly identified someone else’s car as his and sought sanctuary not the cemetery. America seems to be evolving into one big “fight to the death” arena where anything goes.  Is this the indicator of our future as well as the future of sports?(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412-583-6741.) Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courierlast_img read more

The 50-50 Rule: Program Helps Siblings Overcome Family Conflict While Caring…

first_imgFacebook8Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Home Instead Senior Care® Olympia Home Instead Senior Care offers solutions for aging adults wishing to stay in their homes.A long-time employee of an accounting firm, Mary has been waiting for this promotion for years. “This job is just what I’ve dreamed about all my life,” she excitedly told her best friend. But then Mary’s mom fell and broke her hip. As the youngest in the family and her mom’s presumed favorite, Mary suddenly is thrust into the role of family caregiver and is struggling to keep up with the demands of her new job. “I hate the feeling that I have to choose between caring for my mom and a new job all because my siblings won’t help.”Situations like this are among the family conflicts that caregivers encounter each day while caring for aging parents. Caregiver stress, life-and-death medical crises, financial problems and property disputes often become part of the ongoing saga of a family’s caregiving story. Relationships between adult brothers and sisters can suffer as a result.That’s why the local Home Instead Senior Care® office has launched the 50-50 Rule®, a program that offers strategies for overcoming sibling differences to help families provide the best care for elderly parents.“Any South Puget Sound family that has cared for a senior loved one knows that problems working with siblings can lead to family strife,” said Kelly Cavenah, Administrator of the local Home Instead Senior Care office serving Lewis, Mason, Thurston & Grays Harbor Counties. “Making decisions together, dividing the workload and teamwork are the keys to overcoming family conflict.”The 50-50 Rule refers to the average age (50) when siblings are caring for their parents as well as the need for brothers and sisters to share in the plans for care 50-50. ResearchSharing the responsibility of caring for aging parents tends to begin around age 50.conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network reveals that an inability to work together often leads to one sibling becoming responsible for the bulk of caregiving in 43 percent of families. And that can result in the deterioration of relationships with brothers and sisters.“If you’re 50, have siblings and are assisting with the care of seniors, it’s time to develop a plan,” Cavenah said. “This program can help.”At the core of the 50-50 Rule public education program is a family relationship and communication guide of real-life situations that features practical advice from sibling relationships expert Dr. Ingrid Connidis from the University of Western Ontario. She says that relationships among siblings should be protected.“Like all relationships, siblings have a history,” Connidis noted. “Whatever happened in the past influences what happens in the present. Regardless of their circumstances, most siblings do feel a responsibility to care for parents that is built from love. And that’s a good place to start – optimistically and assuming the best.”Even the best of circumstances, though, can cause a strain for a family dealing with the issues of an aging parent. That’s where the free 50-50 Rule guide of family situations will help brothers and sisters struggling with any number of topics from trying to divide care and work better as a team to dealing with end-of-life issues. In the guide, Connidis addresses situations, like the one described at the beginning of this release, with practical advice.The guide and a website at SolvingFamilyConflict.com will offer a variety of additional tips and resources for siblings. For more information, visit the site or contact your local Home Instead Senior Care office at 360.570.0049. “Sometimes problems can be alleviated with a little extra home care for seniors and respite for family caregivers,” Cavenah said.The extra effort will be well worth it, Connidis explained. “Siblings are sometimes the only family relationships that endure. After parents, siblings are the ones we’ve known the longest. So there is a depth of empathy we can tap into that goes back to that relationship. When I look at my brother, I still see that little boy playing in the back yard.  And I can still remember caring for my little sister. Those memories are what motivate us to care for our parents and each other. It’s what keeps us connected, even when we’re different. That sibling relationship will continue after parents are gone; research suggests that siblings don’t want to harm their relationships with each other.” ABOUT HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CAREYour local Home Instead Senior Care agency was founded in 2007 with mission to serve seniors and employ Certified Nurse Assistants & Home Care Aides across the South Puget Sound community.  At Home Instead Senior Care, it’s relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of seniors everywhere. With a great staff and round the clock availability, they focus on quality over quantity.  Read more about Home Instead Senior Care by clicking here.last_img read more