Widespread Panic Brings Legendary ‘Mountain Jam’ To Vegas [Audio]

first_imgSetlist: Widespread Panic at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV – 7/11/16Set 1: One Arm Steve, Machine > Barstools & Dreamers, The Last Straw > Mountain Jam > Let’s Get The Show On The Road, Steven’s Cat, Weight of the World*, Tail Dragger*, High Time We Went*Set 2: Pigeons, Solid Rock, Sell Sell, Porch Song > Low Spark of High Heeled Boys**, Big Wooly Mammoth** > Drums^ > Cease Fire > Blue Indian, Protein Drink / Sewing MachineEncore: Expiration Day, Climb To SafetyNotes:* w/ Dirty Dozen Brass Band** w/ Gregory Davis, Trumpet; Efrem Towns, Trumpet^ Duane only[H/T JamBase] Widespread Panic rocked their three-night run at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Las Vegas over the weekend, with full support from Dirty Dozen Brass Band at all three shows. The phrase “Never Miss A Sunday Show” rang true, especially for this historical WSP performance.Four songs into their set led to an explosive surprise for the loyal fanbase. While executing their 1991 tune “The Last Straw,” Jimmy Herring used his guitar to signal a subtle segue toward what turned into a ten-minute version of The Allman Brothers Band classic “Mountain Jam.” While the Panic has played a full “Mountain Jam” before, it hadn’t been done since 1988, a full 2,744 shows ago. This marks the band’s biggest bust out in their 30-year career.The song choice, whether planned in advance or not, comes close to home for members of Widespread Panic. With Jimmy Herring having played with ABB in the summer of 2000, remaining a frequent collaborator since, and with drummer Duane Trucks, nephew of original ABB drummer Butch Trucks, brother to guitarist Derek Trucks, and another frequent inhabitant of the ABB drum kit, there was enough blood on the stage to resonate with fans of either southern rock band. While the Allman Brothers’ version of the song went on for sometimes up to an hour, this ten minute bust out will surely be remembered in WSP history for years to come.Enjoy the audio of “The Last Straw” > “Mountain Jam” in the clip below, courtesy of taper Todd Hodulik via PanicStream:last_img read more

Insignificant, with a lousy future

first_imgLawrence Krauss wants you to understand two things about yourself and your place in the cosmos. First, you are even more insignificant than you may have believed. Second, the future is cold, dark, and lonely.Krauss, a noted theoretical physicist from Arizona State University, brought his brand of popular science to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on Thursday, addressing a crowd of 200 gathered in the Radcliffe Gym for a talk that was often humorous despite dealing with subjects that can be dry and technical.Krauss is the author of 300 scientific articles and several books, including titles aimed at the general public such as 1995’s “The Physics of Star Trek,” and 2012’s “A Universe from Nothing.” Krauss was introduced by Radcliffe Dean Lizabeth Cohen and Professor of Astronomy Dimitar Sasselov.Krauss, who said satire and ridicule are important because they get people to think, poked at religious creation myths and science-averse politicians. He also explained the current understanding of the cosmos, saying that dark energy and dark matter make up almost everything in it. He said that means all the solid matter we can see is just a small percent of the universe, making us even less cosmically important than we’d believed.“You are more insignificant than you ever thought you were,” Krauss said. “The dominant energy in the universe resides in empty space.”Astronomers now believe the universe will continue expanding forever, which led Krauss to paint a bleak picture of the distant future, perhaps 2 trillion years from now. By that time, the galaxies will be so far apart that it will appear that our Milky Way is alone and, as the stars run out of fuel and wink out, the universe will become cold and dark.Krauss said that when faced with the universe, human imagination fails. Even nothing isn’t what it seems, he said. The apparent vacuum of space, he said, is a boiling mass filled with unknown particles appearing and disappearing too fast to be detected.He drew a parallel with the interior of a proton, which is made up of three quarks. But the quarks only account for 10 percent of its mass. The rest is made of unknown particles popping in and out of existence, he said. There are even other types of possible “nothing,” including one where time and space pop in and out of existence.“Nothing is a very interesting thing in physics,” Krauss said.In the end, he said, we in a lucky time, when the universe hasn’t yet succumbed to its expansion and gone dark, taking with it any evidence of the Big Bang. Instead, the night sky is alive with stars and distant galaxies so that, in studying them, we can understand the universe better.“You’re insignificant, and the future is miserable,” Krauss said. “Instead of being depressed … we should enjoy our moment in the sun.”last_img read more

Leigh Zimmerman on Playing a Diva in Relative Values

first_img Does it feel odd as a frequent Broadway presence yourself to find yourself in the U.K. during Tony season? Not really. You know, I was part of that for 10 years and did four or five Tony Awards, including the very first one at Radio City. I remember all that very fondly and do miss it, but at the same time, I’m really committed to elevating our own Olivier Awards to make them as glamorous and wonderful as the Tonys because they deserve to be. So while I do miss Tony season, I am also very involved in its equivalent. View Comments What’s nice about your performance is that you engender sympathy for a character whom it would be very easy to lampoon. Well, I hope there is something more to Miranda then a greedy bitch or a Hollywood brat or whatever. It’s important to me that she goes deeper than that. I think you have to admire the way she assumes that her Hollywood experience will elevate her to princess status back home and even though that’s not what happens, she proves herself a survivor after all. Good heavens! She was very detail-oriented—very much a perfectionist. It was a little intimidating, but I rolled with it. Leigh Zimmerman is known for her leggy allure on both sides of the Atlantic, having starred in either the West End or on Broadway (and sometimes both) in Chicago, The Producers and The Will Rogers Follies. A 2013 Olivier recipient for her tart-tongued Sheila in A Chorus Line, Zimmerman is back in the West End in the non-singing role of Hollywood actress Miranda Frayle in Noel Coward’s Relative Values, directed by Trevor Nunn. Broadway.com spoke to the ever-engaging actress about watching Tony season from afar, self-reinvention and being directed by Madonna. What was it like to be directed by Madonna in the film W.E.? That was just incredible. I played an Upper East Side socialite who everyone was tagging on to. I had this big long speech that I had to do at a huge party, and I might have blown one or two words and she was, like, “Get your speech right!” Here you are in a 1951 Noel Coward play, of all unlikely assignments for a London-based American. Did you ever think you’d end up in a Coward play? I didn’t, and to be honest I didn’t know this play even existed before it came my way. I mean, when you think of Coward, you think of English drawing room comedy or whatever, and while I have done my share of English accents, I never thought I would attempt one in a Noel Coward piece. So, she has to reinvent herself. Yes, and we can all identify with that. She’s also looking for something to save her, and as an actress in this business, I can certainly identify with that. In your last West End show, A Chorus Line, you played a very different kind of actress: how do you think the ever-acerbic Sheila and the glammed-up Miranda would get along? [Laughs] I think they’d have a catfight! Sheila certainly didn’t suffer fools gladly, so it probably wouldn’t be long before they had a knock-down-drag-out.center_img Did you look at the 2000 film of this play, with Julie Andrews and Stephen Fry, before taking on the production? I did! I love Jeanne Tripplehorn [who played Miranda in the movie] and I thought it was very interesting to watch. I also read and re-read the play so that I knew what I was dealing with. I like to see and collect and investigate and read and watch everything I possibly can when formulating a character in order to know what I like and I don’t like. Is this an easier gig than doing such a physically intense musical? At the beginning, I found both shows equally strenuous but in very different ways. Our rehearsal time for the Coward was about a third of what we might get in musical theater, so I wanted to make sure I wasn’t the one holding anybody back. So I was more exhausted in that first week or two than I ever was dancing, but now it’s the reverse. As an eight-show-a-week job, this does feel easier. That’s fascinating since other actors tend to shy away from looking at other versions of something. I know, but I like to look at the different ways in which the material has been presented. Is it daunting that Miranda is talked about so much—for 45 minutes or possibly more—before she first appears on stage? I was extremely concerned about that at the beginning, since I’ve never played a character before where they talk about you and usually in such a terrible light. You’re an actress here playing an actress: Miranda is an English-born Hollywood diva, long-based in the U.S., who comes back to England to marry into aristocracy—though things don’t quite go according to plan! They certainly don’t! Miranda sees herself living the rags-to-riches story that impresses people, whereas the British don’t care one bit about that. Instead of being impressed by Miranda, they think she’s appalling! It would be easy to dismiss Miranda, too, simply because of her looks. Don’t I know it! Here I am almost six feet tall and blonde and sort of imposing in whatever I do. I learned very early on that whatever stereotypical role I might be cast in that there had to be something likable about that person because if you can’t find that aspect, then the audience writes you off from the beginning and there’s no journey. And especially directed by Trevor Nunn, who might have seemed more likely to employ you in a musical. He has been the one that I have been wanting to work with and he knew it! We talked about [this play] a year ago at the Olivier Awards and sure enough a year later it came up.last_img read more

An emphasis on risk-focused supervision

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Earlier this week, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released an update on the continuing efforts to modernize the examination process by financial regulators.  The project stems from a review of regulations under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act (EGRPRA) with a goal to reducing unnecessary regulatory burden on community financial intuitions.Examination plans and procedures will be tailored and focused so that more resources will go to those institutions or areas that present heightened risk as opposed to where those that do not.  As part of the review process, it was determined that similar programs and processes for risk tailoring examinations have been developed by the state and federal regulators with common risk tailoring principles and practices.  If necessary, FFIEC members (including the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)) have committed to issue additional guidance to their examination staffs on the risk-focused examination principles.  The guidance has or will cover the following practices in developing an examination plan and procedures:Consider the institution’s unique risk profile, complexity and business model. continue reading »last_img read more

Five firefighters taken to hospital after explosion in Otsego County

first_imgMultiple crews responded to the fire including Cooperstown fire, Milford, and Middlefield along with many other departments. According to Allotsego.com, the fire started around 9 p.m. and five firefighters were injured after an explosion at the scene. MIDDLEFIELD (WBNG)- Five firefighters were sent to the hospital after a garage fire Wednesday night in Middlefield. It is still unknown if there are any other injuries and what exactly caused the fire to start in the first place. center_img Stay with 12 News as we continue to follow this developing story. Officials say they believed the fire was caused by a propane tank that exploded inside of a wooden structure.last_img

After sharp bounce, market may take a ‘breather’ on lingering election uncertainty, virus outbreak

first_imgThere are a few economic reports in the week ahead, including consumer price index inflation data Thursday and the producer price index Friday. The earnings season is beginning to slow down, but there are still dozens of reports, including from McDonald’s on Monday and Walt Disney, Applied Materials and Cisco on Thursday.“I think next week is just setting up to be a breather. There’s still a lot to figure out here,” said Grohowski. “The equity market’s reaction has been I think understandable and probably better than many might have expected.”Grohowski said there may be uncertainty for awhile. “What I’m thinking about is the Senate races. Part of the market reaction has been relying on this divided government.” After the votes are all in or recounted, “a sweep is unlikely but possible.”“I think the longer this stays uncertain and messy, the more the post-election bounce comes into question,” he said.Different than 2000It would not be unusual for the stock market to sell off before rallying into year end, according to Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA. Stovall does not expect the type of turbulence there was in 2000, when former Vice President Al Gore lost to George W. Bush in a tight race that ultimately went to the Supreme Court.“In 2000, they were not expecting hanging chads. But they do expect a contested election this time. I think in many ways the market anticipated this,” said Stovall.But the market, after its election week surge, could pull back. “Historically, the market goes down in the month of November, after a Democratic victory,” said Stovall. Since World War II, Democrats won the White House nine times, and the market fell an average of 0.5% in November in those years, compared to the average gain for all Novembers of 1.4%, he said.After those Democratic victories, stocks then rose 1.9% in December on average, more than the normal 1.5% gain for all Decembers.Strategists said they currently do not expect the kind of lockdowns that states ordered when the pandemic started to spread in March. But there could still be some impact that could be negative for stocks.Grohowski said he sees some signs of optimism for the market. Strong data, like third quarter GDP, October’s drop in unemployment to 6.9%, and the better-than-expected earnings are all positives for the market. Another is that investors are so skeptical.“What does still exist is a great deal of dry powder. There’s $4.3 trillion in money markets alone,” he said. “I can tell you, being in touch with investors of all shapes and sizes this week, there’s still a lot of skepticism. From a contrarian view, high cash and a lot of skepticism is a contrarian indicator.”Week ahead calendarMonday Earnings: McDonald’s, SoftBank, Beyond Meat, Simon Property Group, Ambac Financial, Tilray, ZoomInfo, Occidental Petroleum, Myriad Genetics, Taubman Centers, International Flavors and Fragrances, Norwegian Cruise, Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis, Party City 1:30 p.m. Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester2:00 p.m. Senior loan officer survey Tuesday Earnings: Lyft, Advance Auto Parts, Adidas, D.R. Horton, Rockwell Automation, CyberArk Software, Hain Celestial, Rackspace, Ashland, Rocket Cos 6:00 a.m. NFIB small business survey10:00 a.m. JOLTS10:00 a.m. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren WednesdayVeterans DayBond market closed, stocks market open regular trading hours Earnings: Air Products, DouYu, Lemonade, Reynolds Consumer, Vroom, Fossil Thursday Earnings: Walt Disney, Palantir Technologies, Applied Materials, Beazer Homes, Cisco Systems, Siemens, Burberry, Brookfield Asset Management, Unity Software8:30 a.m. Jobless claims8:30 a.m. CPI1:00 p.m. Chicago Fed President Charles Evans2:00 p.m. Federal budget2:00 p.m. New York Fed President John Williams Friday Earnings: Manchester United, Draftkings, Vipshop 7:00 a.m. New York Fed’s Williams8:30 a.m. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard8:30 a.m. PPI10:00 a.m. Consumer sentiment – Advertisement – The S&P 500 was up more than 7% in the past week, and the Nasdaq rose nearly 9%. Technology, communications services, health care and discretionary stocks led the rally, after it appeared Democrat Joe Biden could be the next president but with a split Congress.The election was still unresolved heading into the weekend, but even if Biden is declared winner, close votes and lawsuits are likely to result in recounts. The Senate appeared to be in Republican hands, but the margin of control is likely to be tight, and runoff elections are required for two Senate seats in Georgia in early January.“I think the uncertainty is going to catch up the market on a short-term basis,” said Leo Grohowski, BNY Mellon’s Wealth Management chief investment officer. “Perhaps next week could be a drifting lower kind of week.”- Advertisement – Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty Images At the same time, there has been a surge in daily new coronavirus cases to more than 122,000. Economists are concerned that the economic recovery could suffer as some states could restrict activities and consumers may pull back heading into the important holiday season.The Fed, in its post-meeting statement Thursday, repeated that the course of the virus could help determine the path of the economy.- Advertisement – Ahead of the election, the market had been betting on a “blue wave,” where Biden would take the White House and Democrats would get control of the Senate, giving them total control of Congress. But when it appeared the Senate would stay in Republican hands, stocks surged on the idea of gridlock, which would keep Biden from implementing tax increases and lots of new regulations. After an initially exuberant election reaction, stocks may trade more cautiously in the week ahead, as investors watch election developments unfold and track the course of the coronavirus. – Advertisement –last_img read more

US aviation authority investigating Boeing 787 manufacturing flaws

first_imgBoeing identified two issues with the manufacture of the join in a portion of the fuselage in some 787s that, “in combination, result in a condition that does not meet our design standards.”We notified the FAA and are conducting a thorough review into the root cause,” Boeing said.The Seattle-based plane manufacturer, one of the most important suppliers for the Pentagon, is going through a long rough period.Order cancellations are piling up for the flagship 737 MAX aircraft, which has been grounded for more than a year after two fatal accidents that killed 346 people and revelations that have tarnished the company’s image.Appetite for the 787, its latest revolutionary model, has diminished considerably.Hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, Boeing, often viewed as a symbol of the United States’ power, found itself in a humiliating position in March when it sought to raise funds on the markets to finance its battered operations – without success.The manufacturer claims 17,000 suppliers in the US and 2.5 million direct and indirect jobs.Topics : “The rest of the in-service fleet has been determined to meet limit load capability, and we are inspecting production airplanes to ensure any issues are addressed prior to delivery,” Boeing added.According to an internal Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) memo seen by the Wall Street Journal, the regulator could be looking at quality control errors that may have potentially lasted for 10 years.The investigation could lead to enhanced inspections of hundreds of planes, the Journal reported Monday.”It is too early to speculate about the nature or extent of any proposed Airworthiness Directives that might arise from the agency’s investigation,” the FAA told AFP. The United States aviation authority is investigating manufacturing flaws in the Boeing 787 after the company reported that certain plane parts did not conform to its production standards.Boeing determined that eight planes affected by the issue needed to be inspected and repaired before they could be returned to service.”We immediately contacted the airlines that operate the eight affected planes to notify them of the situation, and the airplanes have been temporarily removed from service until they can be repaired,” the US aviation giant said Monday in a statement.last_img read more

Martin Keown questions whether Matteo Guendouzi is good enough to play for Arsenal amid exit talk

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 7 Jul 2020 5:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares The youngster grabbed Maupay by his neck after the Brighton loss (Picture: Getty Images)‘I think if you do have misdemeanours and you play well on the pitch that seems to get you back in and that may be the problem for him.‘[Lucas] Torreira now is back from injury, [Granit] Xhaka is playing better in that position, [Dani] Ceballos is controlling games for Arsenal.‘It’s going to be difficult for the young man to get back in but everybody deserves a second opportunity, but it starts from the training pitch.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘They may want to use him though in terms of selling players, we talk about the financial difficulties, probably Arsenal need to sell before they can buy in the summer.‘It may be that he takes the opportunity to offload him in the summer but we’ll have to wait and see what Arteta intends to do.’MORE: Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions, including Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal clashesMORE: Emiliano Martinez praises Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta’s ruthlessness amid Matteo Guendouzi sagaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Martin Keown questions whether Matteo Guendouzi is good enough to play for Arsenal amid exit talk Advertisement Advertisement Guendouzi has not featured in a match day squad since the Brighton game (Picture: Getty Images)Martin Keown is unsure if Matteo Guendouzi is good enough to play for Arsenal, but insists that the youngster deserves a shot at redemption.The 21-year-old has been exiled from the squad and reportedly forced to train alone after he grabbed Neal Maupay by the neck in the 2-1 loss to Brighton two weeks ago.When asked if the Frenchman could return for Arsenal’s clash against Leicester City on Tuesday night, Mikel Arteta admitted that ‘the situation has not changed’, suggesting that Guendouzi’s attitude is yet to improve.The highly-rated youngster has consequently been linked with a move away from the Emirates, with teams such as Barcelona and Real Madrid rumoured to be monitoring his situation.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut, despite showing promising flashes during his first two seasons in north London, Gunners legend Keown isn’t convinced about his ability and believes the midfielder will struggle to get back into Arteta’s side.‘His biggest quality is his personality, I’m not sure he’s really good enough if I’m absolutely honest,’ Keown told talkSPORT. Commentlast_img read more

Cruise ship passengers missing in BVI, passports maybe fake

first_img 20 Views   no discussions Tweet Share NewsRegional Cruise ship passengers missing in BVI, passports maybe fake by: – April 18, 2012 Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Missing cruise ship passengers Elicia Garciaposo (L) and Aguilar Aller sought by BVI policeROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands — Police in the British Virgin Islands are investigating a report that a couple from the cruise ship ‘Costa Luminosa’ is missing. According to the Police Information Office, the port agent for the M/V Costa Luminosa stated that the ship arrived in the Virgin Islands on Wednesday April 11 with the two passengers, who first boarded in the Dominican Republic. After delaying its departure to await the passengers’ return, the cruise ship left the territory without the passengers. Their passports, which are now in police possession, identify the two passengers as Elicia Garciaposo (female) and Aguilar Aller (male), both of Peru. Police inquiries, however, suggest that the names on these passports may be false. No descriptions of the individuals were given.Officials of the ship stated that, after a search, the cabin occupied by the passengers contained one neatly-packed suitcase, which is unusual for passengers intending to return to the ship. BVI Police believe the passengers may have hired a tour bus or taxi at the time they were in the territory and are therefore asking any person who may have seen or provided service to these individuals to contact the Road Town Police Station through the toll-free RVIPF three-digit access number 311.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Egg hunt & bicycle giveaway planned in Brookville

first_imgBrookville, In. — The Redlife Church will hold an Easter Egg Hunt and Bicycle Giveaway Friday, April 19 at the church.Registration for the “Glow-in-the-Dark Egg Hunt” starts at 7 p.m., the egg hunt starts at 8 and p.m. The bicycle drawing and family movie will immediately follow.For more information email [email protected]last_img