Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: Album Stream and Tour Dates

first_imgSeven months ago, R&B singer Sharon Jones was forced to cancel several performances and postpone the release of her new album, Give The People What They Want, due to health complications. The singer was battling cancer, which was fortunately caught in the early stages and immediately treated.Now, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings are back with a passionate fury. Having fully recovered, Jones is thoroughly excited for the band’s sixth studio album. The general aim of Jones’s music is to capture the soul/funk sound of the 60′s and 70′s, using older recording techniques and equipment towards this goal. The effect is something out of this world, lively and authentic all the while. They have played at several prominent festivals, including Bonnaroo and South by Southwest.You can stream the full album here, courtesy of NPR First Listen.Furthermore, the band has rescheduled a full winter/spring 2014 tour, which starts in our very own New York City at the Beacon Theatre next month. The full tour schedule is listed below:Feb 6 New York, NY – Beacon TheatreFeb 11 Washington, DC – Lincoln TheatreFeb 13 Durham, NC – Carolina TheatreFeb 14 Asheville, NC – Orange PeelFeb 15 Atlanta, GA – Variety PlayhouseFeb 17 Charleston, NC – Music FarmFeb 18 Orlando, FL – Beacham TheaterFeb 20 St. Petersburg, FL – The State TheatreFeb 21 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music HallFeb 22 New Orleans, LA – House of BluesFeb 25 Houston, TX – House of BluesFeb 26 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody TheaterFeb 27 Dallas, TX – Granada TheaterMar 1 Memphis, TN – Minglewood HallMar 2 St. Louis, MO – The PageantMar 4 Indianapolis, IN – The VogueMar 5 Iowa City, IA – The Englert TheatreMar 6 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst TheaterMar 8 Lawrence, KS – Liberty HallMar 17 Denver, CO – Gothic TheatreMar 18 Santa Fe, NM – The Lensic Performing Arts CenterMar 20 Tucson, AZ – Rialto TheatreMar 21 Phoenix, AZ – Heritage Square (Pavilion)Mar 22 San Diego, CA – House of BluesMar 25 Los Angeles, CA – The WilternMar 27 San Francisco, CA – The FillmoreMar 28 San Francisco, CA – The FillmoreMar 29 San Francisco, CA – The FillmoreApr 1 Portland, OR – Crystal BallroomApr 2 Seattle, WA – The ShowboxApr 3 Seattle, WA – The ShowboxApr 4 Victoria, BC – Alix Goolden HallApr 5 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore BallroomApr 9 Minneapolis, MN – State TheatreApr 11 Chicago, IL – Vic TheatreApr 15 Detroit, MI – Majestic TheaterFollowing these dates, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings will be touring throughout Europe as well. Not too shabby, Ms. Jones… not too shabby at all.-David Melamed (@DMelamz)last_img read more

Bad luck finds Blaney again as Kansas polesitter finishes fourth

first_imgWith his home track Charlotte Motor Speedway next up on the Monster Energy Series agenda, Blaney hopes his team can bounce back and piggyback on the momentum developed during the Kansas weekend. “It kind of stinks. I think that it says a lot about this team to go out and lead some laps and go have a shot and win races.” “The 78 got us on that (last) restart somehow. I don’t know. I was super loose there on the last restarts and the 78 got me spinning my tires a little bit,” Blaney said, referencing the restarts on Laps 249, 263 and 266. RELATED: Race resultsKANSAS CITY, Kan. — For the second week in a row, it looked like the race polesitter would find Victory Lane and earn his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series triumph. A string of cautions and restarts in the Go Bowling 400’s waning laps, however, quickly changed the tune for fourth-place finisher Ryan Blaney and his No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing team Saturday evening at Kansas Speedway. “I felt that we had a great short-run car tonight and I thought that was going to play right into our hands at the end,” the 23-year-old driver said following the race.center_img The North Carolina native — who earned his first premier series pole Friday night — is no stranger to post-race disappointment and being frustratingly close to that elusive first career win. He left the April Texas race with 148 laps led and two stage wins, but only a 12th-place finish to show for it. And the three races that followed produced no finishes better than 33rd — Bristol (33rd), Richmond (36th) and Talladega (39th). Blaney, who topped the leaderboard for 83 circuits and won Stage 2, was unable to keep pace with eventual race winner Martin Truex Jr. and the blistering speeds his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota was setting, particularly on a trio of late-race restarts. The No. 2 of Brad Keselowski and the No. 4 of Kevin Harvick were able to catch up as well, claiming second and third, respectively.  “The last three races have been really, really bad, and it’s just an extra kind of slap to the face that we’ve had really fast cars in all those races we had troubles in,” he said. “We should have had top 10s in all of them.”  “(I) look at the gains we made all weekend and really being fast all weekend, that puts us back to where we need to be for sure,” he said.He’s now gained two spots in standings, sitting just outside the top 10, in 11th.An excellent spot to be in while he waits his turn to land in Victory Lane.last_img read more

New Jersey Man Killed in EMS SUV Crash

first_imgVineland Police say a repeat offender stole a paramedic s marked SUV from the Franklinville Fire Company on Route 47 Tuesday morning.last_img

Florida Ambulance Overturns in Crash; 5 Hurt

first_imgClick here for the full story. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Just hours after going through a mock drill in Code 3 trauma in her City College course in paramedic training, Janet Catala came face to face with the real thing Wednesday morning. In her car and stopped at a traffic signal on Davie Boulevard, Catala said she watched in disbelief as a car broadsided a Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue ambulance as it sped eastward toward Broward Health Medical Center.last_img

Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s students participate in South Bend Civic Theatre production

first_imgThe South Bend Civic Theatre’s (SBCT) production of “In the Heights,” which runs through March 25, features three students from the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s community: Notre Dame sophomores Jay Rivera-Herrans and Samuel Jackson, and Saint Mary’s sophomore Rachel Thomas. Photo courtesy of Paul Mow The cast of the South Bend Civic Theatre’s production of “In the Heights” hold up the flags of several Latin American countries and Spanish-speaking territories in their performance. The musical will run through March 25.“In the Heights” is the story of four lead characters, Usnavi, Vanessa, Benny and Nina, who all live and work in Washington Heights — a racially-diverse neighborhood in New York City, Thomas said.As someone from Puerto Rico and a fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rivera-Herrans said he knew he had to audition for South Bend Civic Theatre’s production of “In the Heights.” Four months later, he has taken on the role of Usnavi, a character Miranda wrote and originated on Broadway.“[The character] feels like a glove on me. He’s an energetic guy, he’s Hispanic,” Rivera-Herrans said. “Half the time people are like, ‘Are you even acting?’”Thomas plays Vanessa, one of the female leads who wants to leave Washington Heights more than anything. Thomas said the hardest part about portraying Vanessa is embodying Vanessa’s experiences and their complexities.“She’s a difficult character to play because she goes through things that I have not yet experienced,” she said. “Vanessa’s father is not in the picture and her mother drinks away Vanessa’s money. So what I had to do was look inside myself and think, ‘What were the moments where I felt like I’ve worked hard for something and deserved something and I don’t get that something?’ Vanessa wants to leave — I’ve related that to my desire to leave Indiana and go to New York.”Notre Dame sophomores Natalie Behling and Kassadee Ifft became involved through a Spanish class. “The show is of professional quality, and it has been incredible seeing it take shape from audition day to now,” Behling said.Behling photographed the production process and Ifft worked as an usher for one of the performances.“It was ‘excelente,’” Ifft said. “It was partly in Spanish, partly in English, so it was a way to unite so many different populations of people. … This was my first South Bend Civic show and I quickly emailed my professor and was like, ‘Hey, do they have any other positions open? Because I want to go again.’”SBCT executive director Aaron Nichols said past productions of the show in Chicago and Australia were heavily criticized and even shut down due to “whitewashing,” and this was not a mistake he wanted to repeat. The theatre began building bridges in South Bend’s Latin American community before they even officially decided to put on “In The Heights,” he said.“[We were] going into communities instead of [having] the kind of ‘Field of Dreams’ mentality. You know, ‘If you build it, they will come.’ You can’t expect that to work,” Nichols said.Thomas said the show is very timely and offers its support to those still affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.“This show is coming at a perfect time with what we see happening in Puerto Rico,” she said. “In 2008 — which is when this show is set — in Washington Heights there was a power outage that went on for a day or longer. … These people were out of power for a long time. If you think about Puerto Rico right now, they’ve been out of power for months and this show is coming at a perfect time where we can reflect on that and what it’s like to come together as a community to support people.”The cast’s diversity and connections to the story is what makes this production of “In the Heights” so unique, Thomas said.“I love the show because I love being immersed in the cultural aspect,” she said. “Everyone in the production has ties to it and can relate to the story and the characters because it is them.”Tags: Diversity, In the Heights, lin-manuel miranda, South Bend Civic Theatre, Washington Heightslast_img read more

Texas closes its Capitol building after Trump supporters storm U.S. Congress

first_imgThe Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday closed the state Capitol and surrounding grounds after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. during the certification of the Electoral College.An official with the law enforcement agency confirmed the move in a statement to The Texas Tribune.“The Capitol and Capitol Complex are closed to the public effective immediately,” the agency said in a statement attributed to Freeman Martin, the agency’s deputy director of homeland security operations. Earlier Wednesday, Trump supporters had also started gathering outside the state Capitol. Media reports did not appear to indicate that the event was violent, with rally goers holding signs and cheering as cars drove by.— By Cassandra Pollock of The Texas Tribune, a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. In a statement soon after, an agency spokesperson told the Tribune that the building and its grounds were closing to the public “out of an abundance of caution” and that “DPS will continue to adjust our operations as needed to maintain public order and address potential threats.”The news comes as chaos erupted in Washington as Trump supporters protested the certification of the Electoral College.The shutdown of the Texas Capitol, which reopened to the public Monday after being closed for months, also comes days before the Texas Legislature is set to convene for its 2021 legislative session.last_img read more

Veterans Administration

first_img682-20004104 South 4th Street Trafficway.About 3.5 miles from the Grant Avenue Gate. From Grant Gate, turn left onto Metropolitan Avenue, right on 4th Street Trafficway. The Medical Center is on the left across the street from the University of Saint Mary.last_img

Sponsor Program

first_imgNewcomers to Edwards are encouraged to take advantage of the sponsor program within their respective organizations. If you have orders to Edwards and do not yet have a sponsor, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 661-277-0230/0723 or DSN 527-0230/0723. Helpful relocation information can also be accessed online at

How Leaders Can Encourage Post-Traumatic Growth

first_img“Science shows that hardship leads to something better when it is used as an opportunity for self-assessment,” writes neuroscience author Jonah Lehrer in A Book About Love. In the book he quotes social psychologist Dr. James Pennebaker or University of Texas at Austin, who writes that “Confronting a trauma helps people to understand and ultimately assimilate the event… By talking or writing… people can better understand and ultimately put it behind them.” Though the Chinese calendar says it’s the Year of The Rat, a large segment of the world may look back on 2020 as the Year of The Trauma. If you’re not touched in some way by unemployment, death of a loved one, anxiety, depression, financial wounds, or losing your mind in quarantine—congratulations. You just skateboarded through a hurricane without getting wet. … Read the whole story: Forbes More of our Members in the Media > And if we do that, it will be a good thing. Because that word—process—is the act that makes the difference between PTSD and its nobler cousin, Post-Traumatic Growth. Dr. Daryl Appleton, a mental health and wellness consultant for C-Suite executives explained to me in an interview this week that if we don’t take the time to put into words what we’re going through and what we could be learning from it, our brains tend to jump to conclusions that don’t serve our own growth. Surprising as it may sound, research indicates that nearly twice as many people who go through a trial or accident will come out the other side of it having become better rather than worse. Just as often, people emerge from hardship no different at all. The difference in outcomes has less to do with the severity of the trauma than the story a victim of traumatic events tells themselves about it. For the rest of us, there’s going to be a lot to process.last_img read more

Ebola Scan for Oct 08, 2014

first_imgWorld Bank: Ebola regional impact could soon reach $33 billionThe economic impact of Ebola on West Africa could range from $3.8 billion to $32.6 billion by the end of next year, depending on how quickly it can be contained and how far it spreads in the region, the World Bank reported today in a press release.In a World Bank report, experts assessed two possible scenarios: an optimistic “low Ebola,” event in which the disease is contained by early 2015, cases stay around 20,000, and economic activity gradually increases; and “high Ebola,” in which cases reach 200,000 and the outbreak worsens significantly into mid-2015. Both scenarios assume at least some spread beyond the three main affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.In the “low Ebola” scenario, lost gross domestic product (GDP) for West Africa is estimated at $2.2 billion in 2014 and $1.6 billion in 2015. In the “high Ebola” possibility, estimates suggest $7.4 billion in lost GDP for 2014 and $25.2 billion in 2015, the report says.According to the World Bank’s analysis, the economic impact of Ebola is already very serious in the three affected countries—particularly Liberia and Sierra Leone—and could become catastrophic under a slow-containment, “high Ebola” scenario.World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, MD, PhD, said in the release, “With Ebola’s potential to inflict massive economic costs on Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone and the rest of their neighbors in West Africa, the international community must find ways to get past logistical roadblocks and bring in more doctors and trained medical staff, more hospital beds, and more health and development support to help stop Ebola in its tracks.”Oct 8 World Bank press release Oct 7 World Bank full report FAO launches initiative to address Ebola-caused food issuesIn response to indirect impacts of Ebola, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today launched a program to urgently assist 90,000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the Ebola epidemic.The FAO’s “Regional Response Programme for West Africa” will ramp up the work the agency is already doing with governments, UN partners, and local networks of agriculture, veterinary, and forestry workers to slow disease spread, meet immediate and long-term food and nutrition security needs, and build resilience, according to an FAO news story.Program activities are organized around four key objectives, the agency said:Save lives by stopping the spread of the disease through social mobilization, training, and awareness-raising activitiesBoost incomes and agricultural production to safeguard livelihoods through rapid impact assessments and support to crop and livestock production and tradeBuild resilience of communities to disease threats by improving early-warning systems and emergency responseStrengthen coordination to improve response by addressing food security issuesThe FAO is asking for $30 million to support the program over the next 12 months and says addressing agriculture- and food-related issues cannot wait.Oct 8 FAO news story Full program reportlast_img read more