Listen To Kung Fu’s Newly Released Deep Funk Track, “Scorpion”

first_imgKung Fu Upcoming 2017 Tour Dates9.9.17 Great North Music & Arts Festival – Minot, ME9.14.17 Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY9.15.17 River Street Jazz Cafe – Plains, PA9.16.17 Wormtown Music Fest – Greenfield, MA9.28.17 Buffalo Iron Works – Buffalo NY9.29.17 Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH9.30.17 Three Heads Brewery – Rochester, NY10.5.17 Jewel Night Club – Manchester, NH10.6.17 Electric Haze – Worchester, MA$10.7.17 Harvest Ball – Starks, ME10.11. & 12 Green Parrot -Key West, Fl10.13 & 14 Funky Biscuit – Boca Raton, FL^10.15.17 Dunedin Brewery – Dunedin, FL10.26.17 The Fox Theatre – Boulder%10.27-28 Be On Key – Denver10.29.17 Taos Mesa Brewery – Taos, NM10.31.17 Winstons – Ocean Beach, CA*11.1.17 Teragram Ballroom – LA, CA11.3.17 The Fillmore – San Fran*11.4.17 Jam Cellars Ballroom – Napa, CA*11.5.17 Bluebird Loft – Stateline, NV*11.6.17 Crazy Horse Saloon – Nevada City, CA11.7.17 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR*11.8.17 HiFi Music Hall – Eugene, OR*11.9.17 Neptune – Seattle, WA*11.10.17 The Domino Room – Bend, OR*12.2.17 Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center – Greenfield MA$ After Funk opening^ One set Kung Fu, one set Steely Dan%Jive Tribe opening*supporting The New Mastersounds The funk-fusion masters in Kung Fu have mastered the art high-caliber songwriting focused on danceable grooves. This year, the band has been hard at work in their funk dojo, practicing their musical martial arts and working on some new original material to deliver to the masses. What has come out of those sessions is a collection of singles in a series dubbed Ninja Cuts. In lieu of releasing a proper album, the band will release random singles via the Ninja Cuts series throughout the remainder of 2017. Ninja Cuts is set to provide fresh, exciting original music to the scene in small but powerful doses, and its tracks are action-packed funk-fusion at its finest.Watch Roosevelt Collier Lead Members Of Snarky Puppy, Dopapod, & Kung Fu At Brooklyn Comes AliveThe the first Ninja Cut in the series, “Sfvendago,” was released back in July. Today, Kung Fu offers the second installment in the series with the official release of “Scorpion.” Recorded at The Boatyard in Cromwell, Connecticut, the track was written originally by Beau Sasser and showcases the band at its finest. “Scorpion” is characterized by catchy and deep classic funk stylings, tight grooves, and stellar horn features. As noted by guitarist and vocalist Tim Palmieri, “Scorpion is the first original tune by Beau Sasser and the introduction of that slow, deep funk Kung Fu needed.”You can check out the song via Spotify and an official music video by MKDevo below, as well as the group’s upcoming tour dates.last_img read more

The Ghost Of Paul Revere Announces Spring 2019 Tour Dates

first_imgBuxton, ME-native trio The Ghost of Paul Revere has revealed a new string of tour dates for spring 2019.Coming in strong on the heels of a nation-wide tour, capped off with a sold-out show at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club and a jam-packed set on Cayamo Cruise, the foot-stompin’, folk-hollerin’ boys of Maine will kick things off in the Northeast before embarking on a trek throughout New England.The band’s route will also include appearances at Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que Festival, featuring Greensky Bluegrass, Old Crow Medicine Show, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters and more. The Ghost of Paul Revere is also scheduled to perform at the inaugural 4848 Festival, which features the likes of Umphrey’s McGee, Greensky, the Stringdusters, and Railroad Earth.In addition to the newly added stops, the band will join Trampled by Turtles on the road for a run of dates in late February and early March.Below, you can watch The Ghost of Paul Revere’s 2018 music video for “Little Bird”:The Ghost of Paul Revere – “Little Bird” [Music Video][Video: Ghost of Paul Revere]You can check out a full list of The Ghost of Paul Revere’s upcoming tour dates below. For more information, head over to the band’s website.The Ghost of Paul Revere Upcoming Tour Dates2.23 — Carrabassett Valley, ME — Sugarloaf2.26 — Tulsa, OK — Cain’s Ballroom^2.27 — Fayetteville, AR — George’s Majestic Lounge^2.28 — Dallas, TX — The Rustic^2.29 — New Braunfels, TX — Gruene Hall^3.2 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall^3.9 — Stratton, VT — Stratton Mountain Resort4.18 — Hoboken, NJ — White Eagle Hall*4.19 — Fairfield, CT — StageOne*4.20 — Providence, RI — Columbus Theatre*5.24 — Evans, GA — Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que5.30 — Derry, NH — Tupelo Music Hall*5.31 — Bethlehem, NH — The Colonial Theatre*6.01 — Plymouth, MA — The Spire Center For Performing Arts*7.13 — Snowshoe, WV — 4848 Festival**=new date^=supporting Trampled by TurtlesView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Tix Now Available Now for Laura Benanti & Derek Hough-Led Spring Spectacular

first_img Star Files Related Shows View Comments Seeing this will no doubt put a spring in your step! Tickets are now on sale for the Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular, starring Tony winner Laura Benanti and five-time Dancing with the Stars winner Derek Hough. Performances will begin on March 12 at Radio City Music Hall, where it will run through May 3. Opening night is set for March 26. The production will be directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, with Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner as co-creative directors.Penned by Joshua Harmon, the new show featuring the iconic dance troupe is a whirlwind adventure across the Big Apple that tells an inspiring and hopeful story about three New Yorkers who change each other’s lives in unexpectedly wonderful ways. The Spring Spectacular will contain 3D special effects, large-scale puppetry and a soundtrack of original songs, classics and pop hits.The cast will also include Lenny Wolpe and Jared Grimes. Whoopi Goldberg and Bella Thorne have been tapped to voice the Statue of Liberty and the Alice in Wonderland statue, respectively, while So You Think You Can Dance’s Mia Michaels is set to choreograph the first number. The production will also feature Rockette dance routines reworked from Heart and Lights, which canceled its premiere last year.New York Spring Spectacular is produced by MSG Entertainment and The Weinstein Company (which is working with Paulus on Finding Neverland). Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 7, 2016 New York Spring Spectacular Laura Benantilast_img read more

‘Full as a Tick.’

first_imgDebbie was the only person I’ve ever known who would say that. I haven’t heard it since she moved to Texas. Too bad the ticks didn’t move to Texas.Sid, my little cocker spaniel, and I often take walks in the woods down by the lake. Not only does Sid pick up ticks along the way, but I get them, too. I don’t notice the ticks until I stop walking or sit down somewhere. I normally wear khaki pants, and if I look, I can usually see the ticks crawling up my pants leg.But I don’t have to be in the woods to get ticks on me. I can get them from walking in my backyard. And I’ve heard other people say the same thing (not about my yard — their yards).One of Three SpeciesIf you find a tick on you in Georgia it will be one of three species.If it has a single white spot in the middle of its back and long mouth parts, it’s a female lone star tick. Deer are troubled by the lone star tick, too.The American dog tick has shorter mouth parts and diffuse white markings on its back. This is the tick I usually find on Sid. They also feed on a variety of large animals, including people.The black-legged tick is smaller than the other two ticks and has no white markings. This tick is common on just about everything that has warm blood.’Seed Ticks’The “seed ticks” you may have heard of are immature ticks that recently hatched. They’re concentrated in huge numbers in a small area. They’re tiny, and if you happen to sit down or even stand still in the wrong place, you can be covered with them.The bites of ticks aren’t normally painful, but they can itch for days. Be careful when you pull a tick off you — its mouthparts and head may pull loose and remain attached in your skin. This can lead to infection and occasionally blood poisoning.The sooner ticks are removed, the smaller the chance of getting a disease.Ticks Cause DiseasesIf you develop a skin rash or fever within a few days to several weeks after a tick bite, see your physician and tell him you were bitten. Ticks can cause diseases. A blood test can confirm if you’ve been exposed to Rocky Mountain spotted fever or Lyme disease.The best prevention is personal protection. Wooded trails, high grass and brush areas are prime tick country. You can protect yourself in a number of ways: Tuck your pants legs into your socks. I know it’s kind of goofy looking, but it helps. You can also use duct tape to tape your pants legs to your boots. That way, the ticks have to crawl up the outside of your pants where you can see them. And tuck your shirt in your pants.Check yourself at least twice a day for ticks. The inside of your pants legs are good places to find them — along with just about everywhere else.Use a repellent containing deet that can be rubbed on the skin. Permanone can be sprayed on your clothing for more protection. It not only repels ticks but kills them, too.Keep ticks off your dog. He can serve as a reservoir for both diseases. Take these precautions if you are in the woods, or even in your backyard.last_img read more

Are Dams really worth it?

first_imgDams have a deleterious affect on water quality and on fish habitat and passage. Indeed, wild salmon numbers in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River basin are down some 85 percent since the big dams went in there a half century ago.  Pictured: the world famous Hoover dam, built in 1936. Photo Cred: iStockPhoto/ThinkstockDear EarthTalk: How is it that dams actually hurt rivers?— Missy Davenport, Boulder, CODams are a symbol of human ingenuity and engineering prowess—controlling the flow of a wild rushing river is no small feat. But in this day and age of environmental awareness, more and more people are questioning whether generating a little hydroelectric power is worth destroying riparian ecosystems from their headwaters in the mountains to their mouths at the ocean and beyond.According to the non-profit American Rivers, over 1,000 dams across the U.S. have been removed to date. And the biggest dam removal project in history in now well underway in Olympic National Park in Washington State where two century-old dams along the Elwha River are coming out. But why go to all the trouble and expense of removing dams, especially if they contribute much-needed renewable, pollution-free electricity to our power grids?The decision usually comes down to a cost/benefit analysis taking into account how much power a given dam generates and how much harm its existence is doing to its host river’s environment. Removing the dams on the Elwha River was a no-brainer, given that they produced very little usable electricity and blocked fish passage on one of the region’s premiere salmon rivers. Other cases aren’t so clear cut.According to the Hydropower Reform Coalition (HRC), a consortium of 150 groups concerned about the impact of dams, degraded water quality is one of the chief concerns. Organic materials from within and outside the river that would normally wash downstream get built up behind dams and start to consume a large amount of oxygen as they decompose. In some cases this triggers algae blooms which, in turn, create oxygen-starved “dead zones” incapable of supporting river life of any kind. Also, water temperatures in dam reservoirs can differ greatly between the surface and depths, further complicating survival for marine life evolved to handle natural temperature cycling. And when dam operators release oxygen-deprived water with unnatural temperatures into the river below, they harm downstream environments as well.Dammed rivers also lack the natural transport of sediment crucial to maintaining healthy organic riparian channels. Rocks, wood, sand and other natural materials build up at the mouth of the reservoir instead of dispersing through the river’s meandering channel. “Downstream of a dam, the river is starved of its structural materials and cannot provide habitat,” reports HRC.Fish passage is also a concern. “Most dams don’t simply draw a line in the water; they eliminate habitat in their reservoirs and in the river below,” says HRC. Migratory fish like salmon, which are born upstream and may or may not survive their downstream trip around, over or through a dam, stand an even poorer chance of completing the round trip to spawn. Indeed, wild salmon numbers in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia River basin are down some 85 percent since the big dams went in there a half century ago.While the U.S. government has resisted taking down any major hydroelectric dam along the Columbia system, political pressure is mounting. No doubt all concerned parties will be paying close attention to the ecosystem and salmon recovery on the Elwha as it unfolds over the next few decades.CONTACTS: American Rivers, www.americanrivers.org; HRC, www.hydroreform.org.EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E – The Environmental Magazine ( www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: [email protected] Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial.last_img read more

Changes you’ll see in hotels near you as they adjust in phase 3

first_img“It gives the folks coming here not really understanding what travel might be like nowadays the confidence to say, ‘okay, I now know that this room was actually cleaned and sanitized,'” said Fatta. “Then, you’ll have confidence that you and your loved ones are safe while staying with us.” Hotels reopened during phase three in the Southern Tier. Fatta says she’s just happy to have her employees back to work. Managers say there will no longer be their breakfast buffets available. Instead, they will provide food like breakfast sandwiches and muffins that can be heated up as well as oatmeal and other items. The biggest thing, however, that the hotel is promising is employees will be wiping down touch points all throughout the building. (WBNG) — When hotels were finally able to reopen to the public in phase three, they were not able to go back to their old ways of business. At Tru by Hilton hotel in Vestal, you will notice some things have changed. Once you walk into the main lobby, there will be a plexiglass between you and the front desk assistant. Hilton Hotel is teaming up with Lysol to so all areas of the hotels are clean. To ensure customers they are doing a thorough job, the employees will be wrapping touch points with plastic wrap like remotes and when the entire room is cleaned, they will put a sticker right where the door meets the frame to let everyone know it has been freshly cleaned. “Instead of cleaning just once per shift, we’re now cleaning several times per shift,” said Tru by Hilton General Manager Kristen Fatta.last_img read more

From inside North Korea: Sides must ease up on rhetoric

first_imgCategories: Editorial, OpinionPYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea’s capital city is awash in propaganda.Posters depicting missiles, some striking the U.S. Capitol, hang along major streets.In recent days, a million civilians, including high school students, factory workers and older men who long ago completed their military service, have signed up at the government’s request to fight the United States, if needed.“The situation on the Korean Peninsula is on the eve of the breakout of nuclear war,” Choe Kang Il, a senior Foreign Ministry official told me and three New York Times colleagues during a visit last week.Does that mean war is inevitable? “I think it depends on the attitude of the United States,” he replied.There is no sign of any unusual military mobilization in Pyongyang or along the perpetually tense border with South Korea to suggest imminent conflict. U.S., North Korean and South Korean soldiers stand duty as usual at the Demilitarized Zone separating the sides since the 1950-53 Korean War, and tourists, as well as journalists like us, still visit there. I most wanted to learn whether the North Koreans were open to nuclear talks with the United States and what it might take to get a deal.In the 1990s, the two sides reached an agreement that froze the North’s plutonium program for eight years and made progress on missile limits.But these initiatives fell apart in the George W. Bush administration, and today North Korea has at least 20 nuclear weapons and missiles that soon might be able to reach the continental United States, a level of technological prowess that President Donald Trump has said he won’t tolerate.In Choe’s telling, North Korea was driven to become a nuclear power in self-defense against the United State’s “nuclear blackmail,” sanctions, history of confrontation, and affront to the sovereignty and dignity of the state.The North must establish “a balance of power” to hold Washington at bay, finally replace the Korean War armistice with a permanent peace treaty and focus attention on economic development, he said.Therein seemed to be the answer to my question of whether and under what circumstances the North would be open to talks.Only when Washington makes a “bold decision” to end its military exercises with South Korea, halt sanctions and cease moves that diplomatically isolate North Korea can a dialogue between the two countries bear fruit, he added. Our interviews have persuaded me that it is also imperative for Washington to ease up on the rhetoric.Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly last month crossed a line for many North Koreans because it made the fight deeply personal, disparaging Kim as “rocket man” and threatening to “totally destroy North Korea,” a country of 26 million people.The Trump administration insists there can be no talks until the North halts missile and nuclear tests for an unspecified period.Hence, stalemate, and a dangerous one.Allowing the shouting match and muscle-flexing on both sides to gather momentum can come to no good.Carol Giacomo, a member of The New York Times Editorial Board, is a former diplomatic correspondent for Reuters in Washington and covered foreign policy for the international wire service for more than two decades. Yet as Washington and Pyongyang confront each other over the North’s advancing nuclear weapons capability, the warlike rhetoric is escalating and, with it, the risk of conflict.After four days in North Korea, I am not at all sure that this standoff will end well.It was unsettling to hear ordinary North Koreans talk of war with calm acceptance and buy their government’s propaganda happy talk about certain victory over the United States.We also heard some people say that while they hate the U.S. government, they harbor no ill will toward Americans and would prefer to live in peace.One woman was nearly in tears describing her mixed feelings about the United States.I have been writing about North Korea since 1992, when President George H.W. Bush’s administration held the United States’ first meeting with Pyongyang since the Korean War to discuss what was then an incipient nuclear program. I had long wanted to visit.What made it possible now is that North Korea, the world’s least transparent country, has decided to embark on a charm offensive, inviting major U.S. news organizations on separate visits this year to learn more about its economic and political goals.center_img Our trip has not been without some risk, given the way the American student Otto Warmbier, who was detained in Pyongyang after allegedly trying to steal a poster, fell into a coma under circumstances that remain mysterious and died days after being returned to the United States.While I and the other Times journalists were invited by the Foreign Ministry (The Times paid all expenses), the diplomats don’t control the security services, and our attempts to report have been a balance between trying to get the most authentic information we can (a struggle) and not running afoul of security.Two government minders accompanied us except when we were in our rooms.We were allowed to visit a silk factory, the science and technology complex (computers are connected to an internal intranet, not the internet), an elite high school and an anti-American war museum, as well as an amusement park, restaurants and a dolphinarium — evidence of Kim Jong Un’s efforts to allow citizens of Pyongyang, where the elite live, opportunities for fun.Our requests to see the three remaining U.S. detainees were refused.Despite such controls, there have been some moments of spontaneous humanity.After dinner one night, a senior official led me briefly in ballroom dancing on the sidewalk outside a restaurant. More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Island discovery has early investors stepping up

first_imgThe home at 93 Cotterill Ave, Bongaree.The hidden appeal of Bribie Island has been discovered by investors, says First National Bribie Island agent, Alaine Scarman.Ms Scarman said the sale of 93 Cotterill Ave, Bongaree for $455,000 on October 23 showed how great returns and growth potential had driven demand.The three-bedroom home was purchased by an investor and has been rented for $410 per week.Ms Scarman said while investors had stepped up, retirees were still the dominant Bribie buyer type.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Inside the home at 93 Cotterill Ave, Bongaree.“As Bribie is becoming more renowned as a quality place to retire to, people are actually buying now while prices haven’t gone too far out of reach. They’ll rent it in the interim and then when they retire they freshen it up and move in,” she said.“We do have a high rental demand — we don’t have any problems with vacancy on Bribie,” Ms Scarman said.Ms Scarman said the market between September and Easter always saw inquiries ramp up.“Visitors come here for a holiday and turn around and purchase an investment property,” she said.“This year it’s going to be very sad because there aren’t as many properties available.”last_img read more

Keane: I’m not finished yet

first_img Press Association Keane said: “Of course there are. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think that. “Has the Galaxy helped me? I’m not too sure. I think I’ve helped myself because of the way I keep myself and the hunger and the desire that I have. “It’s okay having the ability, but if you don’t have the hunger and the desire, wanting to play and wanting to still be the best and wanting to still score goals, you’re not really going to do too much. “I still have that and I have always had it since I made my debut the first day, and nothing has changed since then. “I’ll stop playing and stop scoring goals when literally I can hardly walk. That’s how much I love playing, it’s fairly simple.” Keane’s pre-eminence in Irish football history is remarkable – Niall Quinn remains in second place in the all-time goalscoring list, and he managed 21 – and while some have questioned his ability to maintain his standards into his footballing dotage, he has little doubt that he can still hack it. However, he admits he cannot quite believe how quickly time has passed since he collected his first cap in Olumouc in the Czech Republic in March, 1998. Keane said: “It’s gone quickly, very quickly. Too quickly.” Robbie Keane is certain he still has international goals to score as he approaches the twilight of his glittering career. The 34-year-old LA Galaxy striker will hope to win his 139th senior cap for the Republic of Ireland in Sunday night’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland. It is 17 years since the then teenager first pulled on the green jersey he has worn with such pride ever since but despite having swapped the intensity of the Barclays Premier League for the emerging MLS, he is convinced there are more goals to come on top of his record tally of 65. Retirement, however, is not on Keane’s mind just yet, but the process of making it to another major finals tournament very definitely is. Victory over Poland on Sunday evening would leave Ireland firmly in the race to do that, and might also provide a response to some of the team’s critics. Former assistant manager Liam Brady is the latest to suggest the nation simply does not have the players to compete at the highest level. Asked if the game was an opportunity to rebut that notion, Keane said: “Hopefully that will be the case. We certainly have the players, there’s no question about that. “We have got a lot of quality players in the team and inside that camp, we certainly know that and are well aware of that. “We know that we are quite capable of putting a performance on against anybody so regardless of what anyone else says, we believe we can go against Poland tomorrow and get three points.” last_img read more

Guyana Girls Academy set for July

first_imgFIFTY young aspiring female footballers are set to benefit from a football training programme, the Guyana Girls Academy (GGA), a new football program created by Guyanese-American coach Colin Wilson.The GGA inaugural camp will take place from July 25th – July 28th in Georgetown, from 09:30hrs to 17:00hrs each day. The four-day camp is for girls’ ages 7 to 11 years old.According to Wilson, the idea behind the programme is to create a football academy that develops, trains, and educate girls to compete at a collegiate, professional, and international level, as well as to ignite a strong women’s football culture that will continuously fuel the Guyana Women’s National Team programme.The camp will show young girls the technical, tactical, physical, and mental aspects of the game. Each participant will receive a camp uniform. Parents are encouraged to register this month to reserve their place at the camp.The GGA is working with the support and collaboration of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and the National Sports Commission (NSC).Wilson played competitive football for ten years. He has been involved in coaching for nine years and was a certified referee for five years.He currently holds a United States Soccer Federation National C Coaching License and a United States Soccer Federation National Youth License. Wilson also holds a National Soccer Coaches of Association of America Advanced National Diploma and Level 2 Goalkeeper Diploma.Otis James, one of the coordinators here, is urging parents to register their children. He said the programme is a first and it would be a great opportunity for the young females.Persons interested in getting their children involve could contact James on 668-2014.last_img read more