New Petition Urges Smithsonian To Include Bernie Worrell In P-Funk Exhibit

first_imgFunk fans everywhere are still reeling in the unfortunate passing of keyboardist Bernie Worrell, best known for his work with both Talking Heads and Parliament Funkadelic. Worrell’s work is extremely influential to funk music, as his synthesizer playing remains some of the most groundbreaking work in the genre. Not to mention how instrumental P-Funk was in developing the funk genre itself.Considering P-Funk’s role in music history, it’s no surprise that the band is featured in a new Smithsonian exhibit. Unfortunately, however, the new exhibit mostly spotlights Bootsy Collins and George Clinton, all but leaving out the Wizard of Woo from the display. One fan started a Change.org petition to get that changed, as obviously Worrell’s contributions to P-Funk were crucial. Worrell’s widow has even offered to donate one of his outfits from the P-Funk era for inclusion.Bootsy Collins sent out a message to fans encouraging them to support the new petition. Check out his post below. You can access the Change.org petition here. Fans of Bernie Worrell should also check out this all-star tribute to him, taking place as a late night party after the new Bear Creek Bayou Festival in New Orleans, LA on October 1st.last_img read more

Liat Network and Winter Schedule 2014/15

first_imgDominica0700Barbados0800 Tweet Santo Domingo1040Port-au-Prince1130 *Subject to Government approvalAll times local FromDeparture TimeToArrival Time Share FromDeparture TimeToArrival Time Antigua0600Dominica0640 BusinessLifestyleNewsRegionalTravel Liat Network and Winter Schedule 2014/15 by: – September 9, 2014 Santo Domingo1340Dominica1545 Share Effective 5 December 2014, Liat will launch services to Port au Prince in Haiti every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The new route will meet customer demand and provide connections for customers to travel within the Caribbean to and from this growing market.With the launch of this new route to Haiti, Dominica will receive eight additional flights per week, as well as a new direct service every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between Antigua and Dominica.Flights from San Juan to Dominica will operate with a nonstop service one way and via Antigua on the return to Dominica. The San Juan flight arrives into Antigua at 1610 to allow connections with international services to Europe.Effective 30 October 2014, Liat will operate three additional services per week to Ogle in Guyana on Monday, Thursday and Saturday, bringing the total number of services to 10 weekly. *Subject to Government approvalAll times local 447 Views   no discussions ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Sept. 09, 2014 – As part of a major initiative to restructure its commercial activities to meet customer needs and to improve performance of the airline, Liat will change its schedule periods from the three seasonal schedules currently produced to a standard IATA schedule, which covers two seasons. The new winter schedule will come into effect on 26 October 2014 and run until 28 March 2015. By maintaining the schedule for a longer period, it allows our customers to plan further ahead, as the routes and times of services are known.Whilst focusing on the regional market, attention has also been given to customers wishing to connect with international services to the US, UK and Europe, and so the schedule has been designed to allow customers to connect with other carriers, such as BA, Virgin and Air France. Establishing this base allows Liat to start building alliances with other carriers and to strengthen its presence in those markets.The winter schedule includes the launch of a new destination as well as enhanced services and increased frequencies on a number of routes. Barbados0850Ogle1050 Ogle1120Barbados1320 Sharing is caring! Dominica1610Antigua1650 Barbados1350Antigua1515 Share Antigua0700Dominica0740 FromDeparture TimeToArrival Time Port-au-Prince1220Santo Domingo1310 FromDeparture TimeToArrival Time Guadeloupe will connect with Antigua and Dominica and timings of the service have been re-phased to allow two-way connections with international services to and from France, for all three weekly flights.Anguilla will operate to/from Antigua as a point-to-point service on an ATR 72 offering almost twice the capacity to the market.The LI 755/756 service between Barbados and St Vincent will also operate as point to point and will utilise an ATR 72 rather than an ATR 42, allowing for greater customer uplift between the two cities.David Evans, CEO Liat said “We are pleased to be able to restructure the schedule to bring the airline in line with all major carriers. By publishing a schedule twice a year, we are able to offer our customers greater consistency, enabling them to plan their flights further ahead.” Dominica0805Santo Domingo1010last_img read more