• 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

  • Bob Weir, Jackie Greene Sing National Anthem Ahead Of Golden State Warriors NBA Playoff Game [Watch]

    first_imgBob Weir and Jackie Greene found themselves on the court of Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA on Wednesday night, where the two musicians led fans in attendance in the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of the Warriors/Rockets playoff game.Weir and Greene, both California natives, sang out the lyrics to the often-difficult song in unison with the occasional harmonic contrast. Both men had also performed together during last weekend’s BeachLife Festival in southern California. While there was no improvised jamming this time around to extend the often overdone anthem into the 10-to-15-minute range, their a-cappella version of the patriotic tune did the job in getting the night’s entertainment off to a hot start. Fans can watch the entire pre-game performance from last night below. Weir, who has been one of the Bay Area’s more well-known musicians over the last five decades, is no stranger to performing the National Anthem in front of his hometown fans. Deadheads and baseball fanatics may remember Weir’s performance of the patriotic song alongside his then-Grateful Dead bandmates Jerry Garcia and Vince Welnick before a San Francisco Giants game in April 1993, among others occasions.last_img read more

  • Something Rotten’s Christian Borle & Brian D’Arcy James Go Renaissance Chic

    first_img Related Shows View Comments What’s that smell? Why, it’s Brian d’Arcy James and Christian Borle, who are bringing a whiff of Something Rotten to Broadway. The stars of the new musical showed off their chic Shakespearian duds in these photos by Ruven Afanador, featured in the new issue of Vanity Fair—looking classy, guys! Something Rotten, featuring music by Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, opens officially on April 22 at the St. James Theatre. Cheers! Something Rotten! Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017last_img read more

  • Hot Shot! Keira Knightley’s First B’way Bow in Therese Raquin

    first_imgBritish babe Keira Knightley made her Broadway debut on October 1 and Broadway.com was on hand to witness it. The Oscar nominee took the stage with her Thérèse Raquin co-stars Gabriel Ebert, Judith Light,  Matt Ryan and David Patrick Kelly at Studio 54. Knightley plays the title role in the drama about an unhappily married woman who does some dastardly deeds with her lover. (Did your eyes just widen as you scrambled to the get tickets link? Thought so.) Bravo to Keira and co. The show officially opens on October 29. Related Shows Therese Raquin Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 View Commentslast_img read more

  • Credit union legacy systems: More like airplanes than dinosaurs

    first_imgby: Brad PowellCredit unions often ask me if they can achieve the results they need by modernizing their existing system, or will they need to throw out the old one and bring in something entirely new. So I found this article by OnApproach interesting because it compared legacy systems to dinosaurs.The piece said “legacy systems are a hindrance” for credit unions, and “keeping these dinosaurs alive is a huge resource drain.”I would propose that you can understand legacy systems better with a different analogy – instead of comparing them to prehistoric life forms, let’s compare them to airplanes.How Do Airlines Manage Airplanes?Do you feel safe flying? The reason I ask is that the United States has some of the oldest commercial aircraft in the world. Why are they so old? continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • Fashion Jackson x Amazon Fall Collection — Hours Left to Shop

    first_img– Advertisement – Amy Jackson actually did a summer collection with The Drop back in June, but it went so well that she’s back for round two, this time with some gorgeous fall/winter pieces. What to expect? On her own blog, she wrote that “these pieces are elevated neutrals that can be mixed and matched with different bottoms and accessories to make each piece your very own.” Sounds good already, right? Now wait until you see them. We’ve picked out our three favorites to showcase below!This Puff Sleeve Sweatshirtfashion-jackson-the-drop-sweatshirtAmazonWe knew this sweatshirt would become an instant hit with shoppers. You get that crew neck comfiness we all adore but in an actually sophisticated design. You could wear this to lounge, sure — but it’s made to be shown off, whether with jeans or even tucked into a skirt. “I cannot resist a puff sleeve,” Jackson said about this piece. “I love how the extra detail elevates a garment. This green is the perfect shade to pair with neutral bottoms, and the puff sleeve detail makes it stand out from the rest.” It really is a universally-flattering shade, and even one that works for all seasons!- Advertisement – Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.Now, we don’t want you to panic or anything, but we need you to know that time is running out. There’s no need to run, but there is a need to get that mouse-clicking finger in order. You see, the second Fashion Jackson x The Drop collection has launched on Amazon, but anyone who’s shopped The Drop knows what that means — you have hours left to nab these made-to-order pieces before they’re gone forever!- Advertisement – “This midi dress might be my favorite,” Jackson wrote on her blog, and it’s hard to choose, but we may have to agree. It has all of the latest trends going on, but still manages to have a completely timeless style. It’s tiered with balloon ¾ sleeves, has a keyhole button closure in back and has a gorgeous flow to it. Plus, as Jackson wrote, it’s “so comfortable you will want to wear it every day”! See it!Get The Drop Women’s Black/Tan Polka-dot Tiered 3/4 Sleeve Midi Dress by @fashion_jackson for just $55 at Amazon with free shipping! Only available until 6 p.m. ET on November 13, 2020. Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 13, 2020, but are subject to change.This Ruffle Black Dressfashion-jackson-the-drop-black-dressAmazonLooking for a little black dress that works for fall and winter? This is how it’s done! With long sleeves and a medium-weight fabric, this dress will be a standout in the cold, and it won’t leave you freezing your toes off. The ruffle details at the shoulders are everything, as is this piece’s versatility. Jackson compared it to “a blank canvas,” noting how many ways it can be worn. A couple of ideas? “Dress it up with sparkly jewelry and a red lip for the holidays, or wear it on its own for a chic, minimalist look.” See it!Get The Drop Women’s Black Ruffle-Shoulder Tiered Midi Dress by @fashion_jackson for just $55 at Amazon with free shipping! Only available until 6 p.m. ET on November 13, 2020. Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 13, 2020, but are subject to change.Want to see the rest? Shop all of The Drop here and don’t forget to check out all of Amazon’s Daily Deals for more great finds!Check out more of our picks and deals here!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon-style leggings and all the best gifts for everyone in your life. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at [email protected] Happy shopping! See it!Get The Drop Women’s Olive Puff Sleeve Sweatshirt by @fashion_jackson for just $45 at Amazon with free shipping! Only available until 6 p.m. ET on November 13, 2020. Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 13, 2020, but are subject to change.This Polka Dot Dressfashion-jackson-the-drop-polka-dot-dressAmazon- Advertisement –last_img read more

  • US boosts medical stockpile for flu pandemic

    first_img HHS news releasehttp://archive.hhs.gov/news/press/2005pres/20050915.html “These purchases build on the department’s plans to buy enough vaccine for 20 million people and enough antivirals for another 20 million people,” the HHS announcement said. The doses will be stored in the Strategic National Stockpile for use in the event of a pandemic. Zanamivir comes in a powder that is inhaled, while oseltamivir is sold in capsules. In the United States, zanamivir is licensed for treatment of flu in people aged 7 years and older; oseltamivir can be used to treat patients from the age of 1 year and can also be used to prevent flu in patients older than 12 years. Zanamivir is not approved for preventive use. The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $100 million contract to Sanofi Pasteur for an unspecified number of doses of vaccine for the H5N1 strain of avian influenza. The virus has killed more than 60 people in Asia and is considered likely to trigger a flu pandemic. Sanofi made 2 million doses of the vaccine under a previous contract with HHS. Zanamivir and oseltamivir make up the class of antivirals called neuraminidase inhibitors, which block an enzyme that allows flu viruses to leave a host cell. When used within the first two days of flu symptoms, they make the illness less severe and shorten its course by about a day. He said no decision has been made on whether vaccine or antivirals from the US stockpile could be used to help snuff out an emerging pandemic overseas, should the need arise. “I think those issues are being discussed at very high levels,” he said. Hall declined to say how many people the vaccine contract would cover on the basis of two 90-microgram doses per person. “We know that microgram number is going to decrease,” possibly by adding an adjuvant to the vaccine, he said. “Until we’ve gotten a lot of the research done and have a better understanding of what the optimal formulation and dosage will be, it’s not in anyone’s interest to speculate on a number.” “However, further clinical testing is underway, including the evaluation of techniques that may reduce the amount of antigen (active ingredient) per dose needed to achieve effective individual protection,” the HHS statement said. Today’s announcement follows two previous HHS contract awards to Sanofi Pasteur (formerly Aventis Pasteur) for the H5N1 vaccine. The company won a contract in May 2004 to make about 8,000 doses for clinical trials; in September 2004 it signed a $13 million contract to make 2 million doses for use by health and emergency workers and to prepare for possible mass production. Jun 17, 2005, CIDRAP News story “IDSA say US antiviral supply for flu falls far short” See also: Sep 21, 2004, CIDRAP News story “HHS awards contract for H5N1 avian flu vaccine” Disease experts have repeatedly warned that the world’s supplies of antivirals and capacity for producing vaccine are far from adequate for coping with a flu pandemic. For example, in June, the Infectious Diseases Society of America said the United States should have an antiviral stockpile large enough to treat 52 million to 84 million people and to use preventively in 15 million to 40 million more. Hall said the current goal of having enough antiviral medicatioin to treat 20 million people and enough vaccine doses to cover another 20 million was announced by Leavitt in July and was based on current manufacturing capacity and other factors. HHS said it has already received the zanamivir. The vaccine contract calls for Sanofi to make the vaccine at its plant in Pennsylvania between now and late October, the company said in a news release. Similarly, Osterholm called the zanamivir purchase a good first step. He said there is no guarantee that the neuraminidase inhibitors will be effective in battling a pandemic flu virus if the virus triggers a “cytokine storm,” or immune system overreaction. “These countermeasures provide us with tools that we have never had prior to previous influenza pandemics,” HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt commented in the HHS release. Infectious disease expert Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, called the HHS purchases “a critical first step.” He said the H5N1 strain used in the vaccine, which dates from last year, “will not be the strain that ultimately circulates” in a pandemic. But the vaccine “could serve as an important priming dose in a two-dose series,” in which the second dose would (it is hoped) be more closely matched to the pandemic virus, he said. In addition, HHS said it has paid $2.8 million for enough doses of GlaxoSmithKline’s antiviral drug zanamivir (Relenza) to treat 84,300 people. The purchase adds to an existing stockpile of about 4.3 million treatment courses of Roche’s oseltamivir (Tamiflu), HHS spokesman Bill Hall told CIDRAP News. CDC information on flu antiviralshttp://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/antivirals/ Sep 15, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The federal government is spending about $103 million to boost its small supplies of avian influenza vaccine and antiviral drugs to battle a possible flu pandemic, health officials announced today. “This sets the platform for much additional work that will need to be completed if we are to aggressively respond to the future pandemic of influenza,” said Osterholm, director of CIDRAP, publisher of this Web site. “What we need to do now is fill the gap between this limited amount of vaccine and trying to stop a pandemic that would require vaccinating 6.5 billion people.” However, he said, “The only thing we can do right now is attempt to stockpile as much antiviral medication as we can. . . . If neuraminidase inhibitors are clinically effective, we’ll ultimately need a quantum leap in production and stockpiling, as opposed to incremental increases.” How many people the vaccine would cover is still to be determined by ongoing clinical trials, HHS said. In the first clinical trial of the vaccine, researchers found that it took two 90-microgram doses to stimulate what was regarded as an adequate immune response. That’s about 12 times the 15-microgram dose contained in a typical seasonal flu shot.last_img read more

  • Stylish and impressive views on offer from four-bedroom Petrie Terrace residence

    first_img16 Mountjoy St, Petrie Terrace.Thanks to the balconies at either end of the house, the level attracts great airflow and ample natural light. Features of the cooking space include a built-in espresso machine, custom drinks bar, walk-in pantry and stainless steel appliances, while a powder room is nearby.Privately located on its own floor on the upper level of the residence is a fourth bedroom complete with an ensuite. 16 Mountjoy St, Petrie Terrace.THIS four-bedroom residence at 16 Mountjoy St, Petrie Tce, gives inner-city living a stylish twist with its immaculate presentation, open-living environment and backdrop of sparkling city lights.The ground floor has three bedrooms, including the main, which has a walk-in wardrobe, an ensuite with a dual shower and access to a rear patio. The two other bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share a modern bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower. 16 Mountjoy St, Petrie Terrace.One of the bedrooms also has access to a front courtyard concealed from the street by thick hedges.Coupled with an established garden and lap pool with built-in seating and city and suburban views, the back patio provides a low-maintenance area for outdoor entertaining.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoBack inside, polished timber stairs lead up to the residence’s second floor. Here, more polished timber flows through an open-plan living and dining area separated by a central kitchen.The living room sits at the fore of the level, along with a study nook and street-facing balcony. Occupying the rear of the level is the dining room, which opens to a timber deck with views to the Brisbane CBD and also towards Mt Coot-tha. center_img 16 Mountjoy St, Petrie TceOther features of the house include a triple garage with storage.Agent Glynis Austin said the residence possessed everything a family or couple could need, including soundproofing, smart electrics and airconditioning throughout.“With living split over three levels, this home gives great opportunity to spend your weekends enjoying the company of friends and family, with Brisbane’s city lights as your backdrop,” Ms Austin said. BSlast_img read more

  • Luxury Gold Coast house marks new era of display homes

    first_imgThe Riviera 65.DISPLAY homes are certainly not what they used to be.The launch of Metricon’s latest design on the Gold Coast last night marked a new era of display homes.Almost 100 people attended the unveiling of The Riviera 65, which is part of the builder’s Signature by Metricon collection.The Sorrento property is more mansion-like than the more traditional display homes, which are a basic floorplan and three bedrooms.Luxury fittings and fixtures, a pool, theatre, wet bar and two wine fridges are among The Riviera’s inclusions. “These bespoke designs are highly detailed and finished to perfection to provide functionality and enduring appeal for the homeowner.”The home’s interior features an open-plan kitchen with a butler’s pantry while the dining room has a wet bar. The Riviera 65.The indoor living area opens out onto an outdoor entertaining area through bi-fold doors where there is a pool and gazebo overlooking the waterfront. Metricon’s Queensland general manager Peter Ryan said the design showed what knocking down and rebuilding a house could achieve rather than renovating.“With the Gold Coast having a shortage of prime vacant land, it makes sense to rebuild the home of your dreams,” he said. Other designs in the Signature range include the Aura, Bayville, Bordeaux, Lavelle, Meridian, Modena, Somerset and La Pyrenee. The Riviera 65. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenDifferences between building in new or established estates01:50center_img MORE: More ‘multigenerational’ homes built on Coast The Riviera 65. The Riviera 65.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoMetricon design director Adrian Popple said the collection was all about luxury living with plenty of space to relax and entertain.“The Signature by Metricon collection is the result of Metricon’s vision for creating luxury living with a range of residences that are personalised to allow people to create their ultimate home,” he said.MORE: Why this house is the most viewed in Queenslandlast_img read more

  • High demand for real estate just over the Qld border

    first_img MORE: Inside night club boss’s not-so-suburban home RELATED: Phone bidder wins mansion from hotel qaurantine Newcomers are keen to take a residence on the southern Gold Coast.Real estate agents battling to do business either side of the Queensland-NSW border report they have been inundated with inquiries for homes on the southern Gold Coast. Schmith Estate Agents, with an office just six metres from the border in Marine Parade, Coolangatta, said the demand for sales and rental properties has ramped up over the past four weeks.“Coolangatta is just booming. People are coming from everywhere,” said principal Justin Schmith.“A lot of people I’m dealing with have moved up from Sydney and Melbourne prior to the shutdowns and from what we’re hearing more people are planning their escape to Queensland. I’ve done eight sales in two weeks.” An influx of new residents are keen on Coolagatta. Picture: DJ Stringer / REAThe influx comes as agents battle the logistics of doing business on both sides of the border. “We are licensed in both states so I’ve got staff working either side of the border every day and it’s just a nightmare,” said Mr Schmith. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoHe said locals were frustrated “trying to live here and do business here’’. Getting to open homes on time has been tricky. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Steve HollandMr Stringer had faced similar challenges trying to operate between Currumbin and northern NSW.“Staff getting to the office has been a big problem and we’re having to reshuffle our open homes either side of the border because we just don’t know how long it’s going to take to get across,” he said.“From a buyer’s perspective, I think they’re working around it as best they can and allow themselves plenty of time.“Time will tell (this) weekend with open homes.” Top 10 Qld suburbs searched as safe havens The Coolangatta beachside strip, back when crowded pubs were the done thing. Picture: DJ Stringer / REAThere had been a sudden spike in demand for rentals too, according to David Stringer, director and principal of DJ Stringer Property Services at Coolangatta.“Rental inquiry has been really strong. The team can’t get enough stock,” Mr Stringer said.“Last month we had a record month for rentals in 19 years. We leased over 40 properties for the month, which is well above our average and the demand is still very strong.”last_img read more