Jack White Performs A Prairie Home Companion Acoustic Set With Chris Thile [Video]

first_imgJack White has been on a bit of a sabbatical from performing live over the last year. However, White decided to take to the stage last night at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN, for a special acoustic set at the opening night of A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile‘s tour. The Punch Brothers‘ mandolinist has recently taken over host duties from originator Garrison Keillor for the ‘Companion’ traveling show.With the First-Call Radio Players backing him, Thile performed a set of unabashed Americana music, including a cover of Bob Dylan‘s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” Thile invited White out for a four-song set, which saw the guitarist perform alongside Thile, with a backing band made up of Lillie Mae Rische (fiddle), Fats Kaplin (pedal steel guitar), and Dominic Davis (bass).White performed The Raconteurs‘ “Carolina Drama,” The White Stripes‘ “City Lights” and “I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)” with fellow Third Man Records artist Margo Price, and the 1969 Bobby Bare hit “(Margie’s At) The Lincoln Park Inn.”Check out some video from the performance below. A full stream of the show can also be viewed at www.prairiehome.org. Thile will be hosting and traveling with the A Prairie Home Companion show through early 2017 with a variety of special guests including Esperanza Spalding, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jason Isbell, and more. For upcoming dates, check out the website here.Jack White w/ Margo Price “I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)”:Chris Thile “Get It Out On The Radio”:“City Lights”:last_img read more

Lucie Arnaz Returns to B’way in Tony-Winning Revival of Pippin

first_imgLucie Arnaz is back on Broadway from October 9, when she begins performances as Berthe in Pippin at the Music Box Theatre. She will play a limited engagement through November 9 and takes over from Priscilla Lopez. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Arnaz is playing the role of Berthe in the Pippin national tour. Her career has spanned over 45 years in show business, beginning with a recurring role on TV’s The Lucy Show, opposite her mother, Lucille Ball. New York stage credits include They’re Playing Our Song, Lost in Yonkers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Grace and Glorie. Her screen credits include The Jazz Singer (Golden Globe Nomination), Down To You, Second Thoughts, Billy Jack Goes To Washington, The Lucie Arnaz Show, Sons And Daughters, The Black Dahlia, The Mating Season, Who Gets The Friends? and Washington Mistress. Pippin features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson and tells the story of a young prince searching for his corner of the sky. The current cast of the Tony-winning revival includes Kyle Dean Massey as Pippin, Carly Hughes as Leading Player, John Dossett as Charles, Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada and Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine. Pippin View Commentslast_img read more

Households with high-speed Internet increase in Vermont, but digital divide remains

first_imgThe proportion of Vermont households with high-speed or broadband Internet connections has increased from 9% in 2001 to slightly more than 66% in 2009, according to the statewide Vermonter Poll conducted by the Center for Rural Studies at the University of Vermont.  Of households that did not have Internet or broadband, nearly 46% said that they knew broadband was available to them, while 17% were not sure.Despite the overall increase in household broadband, there is still evidence of a digital divide.  According to this year’s poll, 44% of responding households making less than $25,000/year have computers, compared to 83% of all households and 91% of households making more than $25,000.”Citizens can t be connected unless they have a computer,” says Center for Rural Studies Co-Director, Jane Kolodinsky.  “While progress is being made with regard to access to personal computers and the Internet, we can’t ‘level the playing field’ for Vermont students and adults in terms of access to the information highway until the digital divide issues are solved.”A majority of all Vermont households that have Internet have a high-speed connection, but lower income households in that group are slightly less likely to have broadband than others.  According to the poll, 76% of households with Internet making less than $50,000 have broadband versus 85% of households making more.Traditionally there has also been a rural divide in high-speed Internet.  According to the poll, 76% of rural households with Internet connections have broadband versus urban (88%) or suburban (93%) households.  It should be noted however that urban households are less likely to have Internet overall (69% versus 84-85% for urban and suburban).  This may be due to the fact that a higher proportion of urban households in Vermont are in lower income groups.  Overall suburban households in Vermont are more likely to have Internet and broadband.Overall nearly 82% of polled households have an Internet connection.  Of connected households, 18% had dial-up, 24% had a cable modem, 42% had DSL, nearly 7% had satellite Internet, 6% had a wireless Internet service, and 3% had fiber-optic or some other service.  Generally anything faster than dial-up is considered to be broadband, although speeds may vary.Between those that have broadband and those that answered about the availability of high-speed Internet, at least 79% of households in this poll have broadband available to them.  The State of Vermont has made 2010 a target for 100% broadband availability in the state.  In the past, polled households have expressed varying support for State and community efforts to expand broadband service.  The 2007 Vermonter Poll found a majority (58%) of respondents in support of the allocation of State funds toward universal broadband.  However only a minority (36%) was in favor of the use of municipal funds for the development of broadband infrastructure.Last year, the Vermonter Poll asked more focused questions about the favorability of respondents toward the use of local resources to work “alone or in partnership with other municipalities to develop high-speed Internet infrastructure, such as data lines or wireless transmitters, so that companies may use them to sell high-speed Internet connections to local residents and businesses.”  The understanding was that any municipal investment eventually would be paid back through fees charged for the use of the new infrastructure.  A vast majority of respondents (77%) were in favor of having their city or town involved in such an effort.  When the question was focused to ask if respondents were in favor of an effort exclusively in fiber-optic infrastructure, much faster than typical broadband, a majority (73%) said yes once again.For a detailed report on the information technology questions from the 2009 Vermonter Poll, please go to http://crs.uvm.edu/vtrpoll/2009(link is external).The Vermonter Poll is a statistically representative, statewide telephone poll conducted annually by the Center for Rural Studies at the University of Vermont.  Responses are limited to Vermont households with telephones, not including cell phones .  Households are selected randomly using a list of telephone numbers generated from Vermont telephone directories.  The 2009 Vermonter Poll was conducted February 18-27 and includes responses to questions on a wide range of topics from 615 Vermont households.last_img read more

Jeanette Loretta Lamping

first_imgJeanette Loretta Lamping, age 77 of Oldenburg, Indiana passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville.  The daughter of Leo and Gertrude (nee: Lamping) Gehring was born on August 18, 1942 in Batesville.  In September 1963 she married James E. Lamping in Oldenburg.Jeanette was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Knights of St. John Ladies Auxiliary, Oldenburg. She retired from the US Postal Service after working as a route carrier for many years.  After retirement she kept busy working for 5 Oaks Garden Center and babysitting her grandchildren. She was very crafty and could turn anything into something beautiful.  Jeanette used to do a lot of baking especially in the winter months while her kids were growing up.  She also enjoyed helping out with the Holy Family rummage sale every year.   Most of all, Jeanette loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.Survived by her son James Lamping Jr. (Cindy) and daughter, Wendy Adams (Greg); 4 grandchildren, Grace Lamping, Jimmy Lamping, Maggie Menkedick (Tyler) and Molly Adams (fiance’, Jonny Wilgenbusch); two sisters, Barbara Nobbe, Sharon Steinfort and one brother, Steve Gehring.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James and sister, Alice Sell.Visitation will be Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 10am-11am immediately followed by Mass of Christian Burial all at Holy Family Catholic Church in Oldenburg.  Burial will be in the Holy Family Church Cemetery. Fr. Carl Langenderfer officiating.We also encourage you to leave a message at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com on Jeanette’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.Due to the COVID-19 precautions, if you are not feeling well, or if you have compromised immune system, you are encouraged to stay home.  All attending will be asked to follow proper social distancing protocol.last_img read more