• An Authentically Proper Restaurant

    first_img Top of the News Community News Community News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Great food, great service, great people, great dining experience. Though these qualities grace many restaurants today, The Flintridge Proper takes it to a whole different level.Consider: fresh, farm-to-table food prepared by Chef Kevin NaPier; a higher level of service that’s normally reserved for mom and pop establishments; a pair of local owners who are passionate about food and service; and an overall authentic experience that harks back to the “pub culture” of the Old World.The Flintridge Proper takes what makes a community special and distills it into something tangible, creating a restaurant where the community can share stories, experiences, great food and drink with one another for generations to come.Chef NaPier, an alumnus of the prestigious Patina Group and a graduate of California School of Culinary Arts, is critically acclaimed as one of the most creative chefs in Los Angeles. An expert in cheese, NaPier is an advocate of local sourcing and uses only the finest seasonal ingredients found at local markets.This fresh, farm-to-table approach ensures that the food you eat at The Proper is made from only the freshest and best local sustainable ingredients.Local entrepreneur Brady Caverly, a longtime area resident, and his wife Mary Elizabeth, who live in the area with kids who study at local schools, own the Flintridge Proper. Both are passionate about great food, proper libations and friendly, gracious service, and it shows every time you visit The Proper.The couple’s goal when they established The Flintridge Proper was to capture the rich culture and heritage of the town which the Caverly’s love so well.. A place so specific to the La Cañada Flintridge that if you had only half an hour to show a visiting friend what makes the community special, a visit to The Proper would give them all they needed to know.In addition to the farm-to-table versions of classic comfort food, plus seasonal fine-dining specials, the Flintridge Proper also boasts the world’s largest gin bar. I repeat: largest in the World. I exaggerate not. With more than 200 bottles and counting, a visit to the bar may give you pause, what with the dizzying amount of choices. If you find yourself at a crossroads on what to choose, trust the bartender and get ready for a gin-tastic ride.The Flintridge Proper is also now open Mondays which means you can enjoy a Proper breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. And they open early every day, so you so you can enjoy the ‘Best Coffee in Town,’ and fresh, house baked pastries so you can stop in to wash away the Monday blues.Only nine minutes away from Downtown Pasadena, The Flintridge Proper is located at 464 Foothill Boulevard, at Gould Avenue across Trader Joe’s. To learn more about The Flintridge Proper, visit http://theproper.com or call (818) 790-4888. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it COVER: Right An Authentically Proper Restaurant The Flintridge Proper takes American comfort food, adds a fresh farm-to-table approach, with a dash of authenticity, to give diners a reinvented culinary experience you never knew you craved for. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, October 25, 2013 | 1:30 am Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

  • Constitution Guarantees Right To Trade, Not Profit-Allahabad High Court Dismisses Stamp Venders’ Plea Seeking Continuation Of Stamp Papers in Physical form

    first_imgNews UpdatesConstitution Guarantees Right To Trade, Not Profit-Allahabad High Court Dismisses Stamp Venders’ Plea Seeking Continuation Of Stamp Papers in Physical form Akshita Saxena19 April 2021 11:22 PMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court recently dismissed a writ petition filed by the All UP Stamp Vendors Association, seeking continuation of judicial and non-judicial stamp paper in its physical form. A Single Bench of Justice Yashwant Varma dismissed the Association’s contention that discontinuation of paper stamps by the State Government violates the constitutional protections guaranteed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court recently dismissed a writ petition filed by the All UP Stamp Vendors Association, seeking continuation of judicial and non-judicial stamp paper in its physical form. A Single Bench of Justice Yashwant Varma dismissed the Association’s contention that discontinuation of paper stamps by the State Government violates the constitutional protections guaranteed by Articles 19(1)(g), 21 and 38 of the Constitution. At the outset, it was observed that merely because the Government has introduced E-Stamping Rules, does not show that it has discontinued the use of physical stamp altogether. Even otherwise, the Association’s members’ right to deal in stamps is not a right but it is founded exclusively on the license granted under the UP Stamp Rules 1942. Thus, “A right to engage in the trade, business or occupation of collecting tax for and on behalf of the Government was not one which was recognised even in common law. It therefore needs to be understood that the petitioners do not and cannot in law be recognised in law to possess an inalienable right to carry on the trade or business of stamps except in accordance with the grant as conferred under the Act and the Rules framed thereunder.” It is significant to note that the matter was placed before the Bench of Varma in light of the difference of opinion expressed by the Justices SP Kesarwani and Ajay Bhanot, constituting a Division Bench of the Court. While Justice Kesarwani held that the writ petition would merit dismissal, Justice Bhanot was of the opinion that the Respondents must be required to file their counter affidavits in the matter to enable the Court to deal with the questions raised in greater detail. In his order, Justice Varma concurred with Justice Kesarwani. It has been held, “if the submission addressed on behalf of the petitioners be accepted in literal terms, it would essentially mean recognizing a right vesting in them to compel the Government to necessarily engage in business or enter into a contract with the petitioners for the sale of physical stamps in posterity to the exclusion of all other modes. As a necessary corollary, the Court would also have to recognise a right inhering in the petitioners to compel parties to instruments to purchase physical stamps. Neither of the above can be countenanced as a right which can be legitimately traced to Articles 19(1)(g), 21 or 38.” The main contention of the Petitioner-Association was that the terms of the agreement as structured under the Uttar Pradesh E-Stamping Rules, 2013 were bound to place licensed stamp vendors in a disadvantageous position and necessarily result in them suffering a loss. It was submitted that the commission which was guaranteed to them under the 1942 Rules should also govern the trade and distribution of e-stamps. Constitution guarantees right to trade, not profit The Single Bench was however of the opinion that the assertions made in the writ petition are based entirely on assumptions and presumptions. It noted that no material or evidence had been brought forth to establish conclusively that the Petitioners would in fact suffer losses under the new e-stamp Rules. On this note, the Bench proceeded to make a significant observation— “What the Constitution essentially guarantees is the right to engage in a profession, occupation, trade or business. It neither proffers nor holds forth a guarantee of a profit in that trade or business.” The Bench has made it clear that a business or a trade may become unprofitable or unviable on account of various factors such as the advent of technology, change in consumer preferences, entrance of new competitors, a policy shift of the Government aimed at subserving larger public interest or security of revenue. But in the end, these are mere vagaries of trade which cannot be recognised as constituting the infringement of a fundamental right to carry on that trade or business. The order stated, “the petitioner cannot possibly assert or place an obligation upon the appropriate government to frame a business model which may necessarily guarantee a return or a profit in a particular trade or business. Ultimately it is for the individual to ascertain and assess whether it would be profitable for him to engage in that business or pursuit. Any existing trade would be susceptible to change or disruption in the business environment. In fact disruption is a specter which always exists as technological advances are made and new and more efficient processes evolve. The Constitution holds forth no guarantees against such fluctuations.” Introduction of E-Stamps germane to avoid fraud The Bench observed that the Petitioner and its members have not been deprived of the right to engage in the trade of physical stamp paper. In fact, the agreement proposed by Stock Holding Corporation of India, (the Central Record Keeping Agency) and the 2013 Rules additionally empower the petitioner to engage in the sale and distribution of e stamps. It noted, “The introduction of [e-stamping] system rests on sound, germane and weighty reasons such as avoidance of fraud and forgery of stamp paper, securing collection of State revenue and a host of other factors which were taken into consideration. E stamping in essence represents a policy initiative formulated by the State. The aforesaid policy decision has neither been assailed nor has it been established to be arbitrary. Ultimately it is for the State to take a principled decision and formulate its policy with respect to the quantity and value of physical stamp paper that may be permitted to circulate and to determine how much of the total demand of stamp paper is to be in the physical or e stamp form. This Court would be treading down perhaps an impermissible or at least uncertain path if it were to either arrogate to itself this power or decide this issue by way of a judicial fiat and that too in respect of an issue which clearly falls in the realm of policy.” Case Title: All UP Stamp Vendors Association v. Union of India & Ors. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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  • New High Line section will connect to Moynihan Train Hall

    first_imgMessage* Gov. Andrew Cuomo told the publication that he believes the new link fits into the state’s larger plan to revitalize the Penn Station transit hub, which includes a new entrance for Penn Station on Seventh Avenue, and the new Moynihan complex, located within the James A. Farley Post Office Building. Early last year, the governor announced an ambitious plan to expand Penn Station by building another terminal on a full city block just south of the station.“It’s clear that if the metropolitan area is going to grow, mass transit has to be better, safer, more pleasant, especially in this new world,” Cuomo said.The High Line, which opened in 2009, was a catalyst for West Chelsea’s transformation from an industrial neighborhood into a high-end destination. Luxury condos have sprouted along the elevated park and between 2003 and 2011, property values near the park increased 103 percent, according to a 2012 study from the New York City Economic Development Corporation. [NYT] — Akiko MatsudaContact Akiko Matsuda Share via Shortlink Email Address* Full Name*center_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Brookfield’s Brian Kingston with the High Line and the Moynihan Train Hall (Getty)Another phase of the High Line is coming.The elevated park, which runs along Manhattan’s Far West Side and through the Hudson Yards megaproject, will be expanded to connect the newly opened Moynihan Train Hall, the New York Times reported.The new 1,200-foot pathway will link the final section of the High Line at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue to a pedestrian walkway at the Manhattan West megaproject, developed by Brookfield Properties, which abuts the new train hall.Brookfield is expected to fund a third of the $60 million project, with the state responsible for another third. The remaining costs will be paid by nonprofit groups and other private organizations, officials said.Read moreCuomo plans to acquire private real estate to expand Penn StationHave new developments along the High Line passed their peak?Here’s how much tenants are paying at One Manhattan West TagsAndrew Cuomobrookfield asset managementbrookfield office propertiesDevelopmentPoliticslast_img read more

  • Pocket listings exclude minority homebuyers, Redfin CEO says

    first_img Share via Shortlink The debate over pocket listings has been raging for years.Clear Cooperation Policy took effect last May and soon after, NAR — the nation’s most powerful real estate trade organization — was slapped with two antitrust lawsuits. One of those suits was filed by Top Agent Network, a networking and communication platform open to agents that meet a certain criteria. Its founder, David Faudman, has said the rule could “destroy” his business and that NAR was “trying to eliminate competition.”In December, one of the plaintiffs on the lawsuits, Pocket Listing Service, relaunched as a public-facing site. It will allow agents and the public to search exclusively for private listings after one business day.Contact Cordilia James glenn kelmanNational Association of RealtorsredfinResidential Real Estate Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman (Getty, Redfin)Off-market listings have long been a controversial topic, with agents who oppose them claiming they provide an unfair advantage to brokers at the top end of the market.But Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman sees another problem: These so-called pocket listings also exclude minority homebuyers.In an opinion column in Inman and in Twitter posts, Kelman wrote how brokerages often hold 10 percent of their listings off market, spanning cities like Chicago, Minneapolis and Columbus, Ohio.“Study after study after study shows these excluded buyers are disproportionately people of color,” Kelman said. “This is why marketing every listing to the public isn’t just one way to make housing more fair. It is, according to housing scholars, the first principle of a fair market.”ADVERTISEMENTIn late 2019, the National Association of Realtors approved a measure that bans its members from taking pocket listings. The Clear Cooperation Policy requires brokers to submit a listing to a multiple listing service within a business day of marketing a property to the public. The policy is designed to even the playing field for all brokers and maintain the MLS as a one-stop shop, according to NAR.But the ban had a loophole that allowed big brokerages to utilize pocket listings as “office exclusives,” Kelman said in his column on Tuesday. In a series of tweets Kelman sent the same day, he noted that agencies had taken advantage of that loophole.“With competition fierce,” he said, an agent will utilize the pocket listing “to recruit new home buying customers. It’s hard to argue this benefits anyone but the agent.”Kelman cited an analysis from his own company that suggests the share of off-market listings jumped by 67 percent from November 2019 — when Clear Cooperation Policy was approved — to March 2021.He suggested NAR close the “office exclusive” loophole, and advised MLS platforms to limit how a home is marketed by syndicating data about listings without photos or price points.Another alternative, he said, would be to require agents to share their listings with other agents if not with the public. Kelman supported Clear Cooperation Policy when it was proposed and made a similar call about opening up the market for more minority homebuyers at the time it passed.Read moreSecret listings soar Pushback over going “clear”: NAR sued for pocket listing ban Long live NAR: Agents won’t defy powerful trade group in pocket listings spat Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Email Address* Tags Message*last_img read more

  • Ferns from the Cretaceous of Alexander Island, Antarctica: Implications for Cretaceous phytogeography of the Southern Hemisphere

    first_imgSix new records of ferns from the late Albian flora of Alexander Island, Antarctic Peninsula, provide further evidence for a widespread Cretaceous Austral flora. Phyllopteroides antarctica sp. nov. is the first record of this genus from Antarctica, extending its range from Australia, New Zealand, and India. It appears that Phyllopteroides forms an important component of eastern Gondwana mid-Cretaceous floras. Further floristic affinities with Australia are supported by the presence of Sphenopteris warragulensis, Microphyllopteris and Coniopteris sp. cf. C. frutiformis. Few southern South American forms can be recognized and these include Sphenopteris sanjuliensis. The Alexander Island flora comprises a mixture of endemic, eastern Gondwanan, and rare South American elements that reflect its position close to a major floristic boundary.last_img read more

  • Weber State drubs West Coast Baptist 130-50

    first_imgNovember 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State drubs West Coast Baptist 130-50 Associated Press Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP) — Jerrick Harding led five players in double figures with 23 points and all 12 Weber State players scored in a 130-50 romp over West Coast Baptist on Tuesday night.Harding sank 8 of 10 shots from the floor, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range, and hit all three of his free throws for the Wildcats (1-2). Freshman Tim Fuller hit 9 of 10 shots off the bench and scored a career-best 18. Reserve Israel Barnes scored 15 on 7-of-8 shooting, while Dima Zdor, Kham Davis and Austin Galuppo all scored 12.The Eagles, a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association, were led by the 18 points of reserve Chris Lako. Seth Thomas Hanna scored 12 on four 3-pointers. Tags: Weber State Wildcats Basketballlast_img read more

  • Travesties

    first_imgTravestiesdir Lotte Wakeham27 to 29 OctoberO’ReillyLosing one revolution may be regarded as a misfortune, but to lose two seems like carelessness”.Such epigrams may never have been delivered by Lenin, but in the mismatched memories of British consulate Henry Carr, wartime politics take a determined turn for the Wilde, as the boundaries between art and life, perception and reality fall away in hilarious Stoppardian fashion.Travesties plunges us into Carr’s patchy recollections of Zurich, 1917, where the paths of Lenin, James Joyce and Dadaist artist Tristan Tzara briefly converge within the framework of a production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Wakeham’s production is set among the half-remembered, half-filled bookcases of Zurich Public Library, where faces peering through gaps in the shifting shelves suggest the political espionage of wartime Europe and the hazy acquaintances drifting through Carr’s memory. It is quickfire wordplay that Stoppard does best, and the cast here manage admirably with the demands of the play’s complex verbal jousting.Jack Hawkins, as the dandyish Carr, is a commanding presence, his urbane Englishness juxtaposed perfectly with the avantgarde excesses of his revolutionary peers. Particularly impressive are the exchanges between Hawkins and Stewart Pringle’s Tzara, where witty dialogues on the function of art move seamlessly into powerful meditations on the morality of war. It is in such juxtapositions that this production excels: the cast revel in the dualities of their characters, drifting between the real and the fantastical, the remembered and the imagined. Max Pritchard is hilarious as an impish James Joyce, and Charlotte Cox is similarly impressive in her delightful portrayal of Cecily. Her coquettish exchanges with Hawkins and subsequentstriptease provide some of the more comically surreal moments in which the play really finds its energy.The cast do an excellent job in sustaining an air of spontaneity in Stoppard’s selfconsciously ‘intelligent nonsense’, knowingly navigating the complexities of modernism, Dadaismand Wildean wit with all the necessary vibrancy. ‘The truth’, in true Wilde style, ‘is rarely pure, and never simple’, and Stoppard bends the ‘truth’ to his own fascinating and hilarious ends.ARCHIVE: 2nd week MT 2005last_img read more

  • St. Vincent Evansville Birth Announcements October 22, 2019

    first_img Ariel Burgess and Cameron Mautz, Newburgh, daughter, Melody Rose, October 10Alicia Love and William Bagwell, Evansville, daughter, Ocean Jade Love, October 10Kelsey Bullock and Brandon Berry, Evansville, daughter, Kynslee Grace, October 12Rosa Barnett and Isaih Mayes, Evansville, son, Isaih Cortez Jr., October 12Danielle’ Folz, Evansville, son, Aiden Robert, October 14Loren and Michael Bryant, Evansville, daughter, Joshlyn Renae, October 14Ashley and Trent Tenbarge, Evansville, daughter, Raelynn Jane, October 15Susan and Jacob Pauli, Evansville, daughter, Nora Louise, October 15Kayla and Eli Wilder, Boonville, IN, son, Roman Ezra Parker, October 15Laura and Aaron Wining, Evansville, son, Romanos Nathaniel Fleeger, October 16Arenda Rowlett-Byrley, Henderson, KY, son, De’Aaron Calab, October 16Meghan Browning and Joseph Zack, Evansville, daughter, Maycee Rae, October 20Sherie and Gabriel Cooley, Wadesville, IN, daughter, Clare Avila, October 21FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

  • Ocean City Senior Citizens Learn How to Protect Themselves From Falls

    first_imgAtlantiCare’s Katie Marcheski handed out pill dispensers to help seniors keep track of their medications. By Donald WittkowskiDenise Tumelty always has her cellphone within reach. She also carries a list of her prescription medications whenever she steps outside her home. And in her house, she has installed grab bars in the shower and near the toilet.All of those precautions are part of the 72-year-old Tumelty’s transition into what she calls “senior living.”America’s growing aging population continues to put stress on the healthcare system, but some seniors, like Tumelty, are taking steps to protect themselves from falls and other medical calamities that could be fatal.During a free medical program Friday in Ocean City, experts from the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Trauma Center in Atlantic City shared tips on how seniors can avoid becoming fall victims.Kimberly Schunk, trauma program manager for AtlantiCare’s trauma center, looked out on the audience of gray-haired senior citizens sitting in a room at the Ocean City Free Public Library and delivered some sobering facts about America’s aging populationOn average, every 18 seconds an older person is treated at a hospital emergency room for a fall. Even more alarming, a senior citizen dies in a fall, on average, every 35 minutes.“At the trauma center in Atlantic City, the majority of the patients we see, probably around 60 percent, are due to falls,” said Schunk, who conducted the medical program, called SOS: Seniors On Safety.Kimberly Schunk, AtlantiCare’s trauma program manager, provided safety tips to protect seniors from falls.Schunk told the seniors that falls are not an inevitable part of aging. But she added that osteoporosis, fading eyesight, unsteadiness and the use of prescription medications – all things associated with aging – make seniors more vulnerable to falling.She shared some “golden rules” for keeping them safe. They include making sure that their homes are well-lighted, removing throw rugs and other tripping hazards, picking up shoes, socks and other clutter from the floor and stairs and watching out for pets.Schunk also stressed the importance of taking extra care when seniors are in the shower or bathtub. She recommended that they should place skid-resistant mats in the tub or shower, install grab bars or sit in a shower chair while bathing.In winter, they should be extremely cautious about snow or ice on slippery steps or sidewalks, she reminded.Perhaps most important, Schunk emphasized, is for seniors to avoid climbing or trying to reach for high objects.“Do not ever climb on a chair,” she implored.Denise Tumelty, 72, of Ocean City, has taken precautions to safeguard her health.Tumelty, of Ocean City, was one of the seniors who attended the program. She explained that she became far more safety conscious after she went downstairs into her windowless cellar one day and realized that if she ever fell and was injured, she would probably lie there helpless, without anyone to save her.“I carry my cellphone with me all of the time now. Even when I take a shower, I put it on the towel beside me in case I fall,” Tumelty said, noting the importance of always being able to contact emergency services.As an added precaution, Tumelty and her husband carry around a list of all the prescription medications they take. If they were ever rushed to the hospital while they were unconscious or incapacitated, the list would let doctors know which medications they are on.Tumelty also said that when she and her husband renovated their Bayview Place home to “prepare for senior living,” they installed three grab bars in the shower and one near the toilet to protect them from falls.“One of the best investments you can make are grab bars,” Tumelty told the other senior citizens who were at the safety program.Therese Donlan, an 87-year-old Ocean City resident who attended the program, protects herself from falls inside her home by wearing a medical alert communications device around her neck. When she leaves the house, she carries a small, GPS-linked emergency device that would medical crews to pinpoint her location if she ever has a fall or other health episode.“I feel really safe. They know where you are,” Donlan said.Donlan took notes while Schunk spoke. She said the program reminded her of the importance of always carrying a list of all the medications she takes.Warning of the potential dangers of mixing medications, Schunk urged the seniors to develop a system for keeping track of the drugs they are on and to make sure they let their doctors know of all their prescriptions.“Tell your physician every single, solitary medication you’re on,” she said.During one point in the program, Katie Marcheski, a nurse and trauma registrar for AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Trauma Center, handed out free pill dispensers that were marked with each day of the week to help the seniors keep track of their medications.The medical program drew senior citizens to the Ocean City Free Public Library.last_img read more

  • What Twiddle Tour Means For The Jam Scene In Texas [Audio/Videos/Photos]

    first_imgTwiddle is only three hours into the Texas sprint of their winter tour when it becomes obvious that this show means a lot more for the locals than just a good time.The four-piece jam is standing inside the Deep Ellum Art Company, a venue in the entertainment district of Dallas, surrounded by the intimate group of VIP’s who are there for their meet and greet and mementos. They all hug, almost as friends, with fans’ words exchanging—“I saw you with SOJA in town back in November and knew I had to come back for your show,” and, “Thank you, it means so much that you guys are here!”The genuine sentiment of these music lovers ran in my head as I tried to rationalize why this string of shows in the south—out of the twelve years of relentless touring—mattered so much. And it hit me. Texas hasn’t ever had a strong jam band scene.Over the years, with the spread of festivals and accessible live music, The Grateful Dead and subsequent bands have attracted a following: a loving and welcoming weed-loving community, waiting to be reunited at shows in their hometowns. More artists are becoming part of this scene, which means more fans are inspired to seek out this genre, which means it’s somebody’s responsibility to book these bands to become a home for the jam community.And that’s exactly what John LaRue, founder of Deep Ellum Art Company, set out to do with his wife, Kari, when they built the venue from scratch in the melting pot of culture and nightlife. “Dedicated to the Creative and Native,” Art Co has been the heart of the jam world for Dallas from the very beginning (September 1, 2017), hosting a Dead tribute band on its opening night. So it was no surprise that the LaRues shared their excitement to host this tour, “Having Twiddle was dream come true!”“We set out to give the jam scene a home it can be proud of in a space that looks and feels like a festival 365 days a year,” LaRue explains. “It’s no easy task, but it’s one we feel is very worthwhile. The vibe is of the utmost importance.”Taking it a step further to unite the Dallas scene between show nights, LaRue started Where It’s At – Dallas Jamily, a Facebook group with a growing 2000 members and similar groups in other cities, to gather the local “Jamily” to stay informed about upcoming shows.Performing as the opener for SOJA at the end of last year along the Texas circuit paid off for Twiddle and boosted their discussion in these online groups. Now, the guys get to fill the rooms of three venues—Deep Ellum Art Company (Dallas), Last Concert Cafe (Houston), and Antone’s (Austin)—for a fanbase that continues to grow in a not-so-jam-band state.Twiddle knows the importance of forming personal relationships with the crowd on the road, talking with every fan possible before and after shows and teaming up with other bands in the circuit to cross-populate fans. After hearing the feedback from the previous Texas run, lead-singer and guitarist Mihai Savoulidis felt compelled to come back to town with something good, performing one-of-a-kind mash-ups of their songs and curating unique setlists for each night.“We’ve definitely tried out a few new things on this tour, and it’s been awesome that it was received so well in Texas. The energy and response from all of those cities was amazing,” Mihali notes.As the band continued on to play outside on a warm winter night in Houston and to a sold-out audience at the iconic Antone’s in Austin, the sentiment from Dallas resurfaced. Fans from previous nights drove out in support of a second show and familiar locals from the jam scene, connected through festivals like Waterloo, danced as friends in the crowd—all gathering under the stars and city lights to get a taste of the music that fills their souls and to spend time with their “Jamily” that makes the experience a lifestyle.Twiddle – Winter Tour 2019 – Texas Run Recap Video[Video: Brittany NO FOMO]Twiddle – 1/31/19 – Full Show[Audio: CorFit Chris]Twiddle – 2/1/19 – Full Show[Audio: edmund.edwards]Twiddle – 2/2/19 – Full Show[Audio: edmund.edwards]Fear not if you weren’t in the Texas area, as Twiddle tour has only just begun. Their winter 2019 run includes dates up and down the west coast as well as a return to the east coast for a run in their hometown markets, including two nights at The Paramount in Rutland, VT (3/28, 3/29) to benefit The White Light Foundation‘s scholarship at Castleton University. On top of that, the band will be back at the iconic Red Rocks Ampitheatre on May 2nd with friends Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Both bands will prepare for the Red Rocks performance with a five-date co-headlining run titled “Road To Red Rocks,” which begins at The Blue Note in Columbia, MO on April 24th. For a full list of Twiddle’s upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.You can check out photos from each stop on Twiddle’s recent Texas run below courtesy of Brittany NO FOMO.Twiddle | Deep Ellum Art Company | Dallas, TX | 1/31/19 | Photos: Brittany NO FOMO Load remaining images Load remaining images Load remaining imagescenter_img Twiddle | Antone’s | Austin, TX | 2/2/19 | Photos: Brittany NO FOMO Twiddle | Last Concert Cafe | Houston, TX | 2/1/19 | Photos: Brittany NO FOMOlast_img read more

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