Lyons, Colorado venue Oskar Blues recently hosted a pre-party for their Burning Can 2016 event, and it featured a bluegrass tribute to Ween! The band Pickin’ On Ween features Matt Flaherty on guitar and vocals, Chris Ramey on pedal steel guitar and vocals, Ryan Sapp on drums, Jim Sullivan on bass and vocals, and Damon Wood on guitar and vocals. The group played two sets full of classics, including an opener of “Take Me Away” and tunes like “What Deaner Was Talking About,” “Freedom of ’76,” “Roses Are Free” and so much more. Thanks to taper/bassist Jim Sullivan, we have full audio of the set. Tune in below!Setlist: Pickin’ On Ween at Oskar Blues, Lyons, CO – 6/3/161st Set: Take Me Away, What Deaner Was Talking About, The Mollusk, Don’t Get Too Close (To My Fantasy), Freedom of ’76, Buckingham Green, Bananas and Blow, Roses Are Free, Spinal Meningitis, Don’t Shit Where You Eat, You Were The Fool, It’s Gonna Be a Long Night2nd Set: Fiesta, Nan, Big Jilm, Voodoo Lady, Mutilated Lips, Waving My Dick in the Wind, Piss Up a Rope, Chocolate Town, I Can’t Put My Finger On It, Put the Coke on My Dick, Baby Bitch, The Blarney Stone, Pandy Fackler
Brown Town Music Festival, the annual event which takes place at the Rising Sun Campground along the Tippecanoe River in Monterrey, IN, will celebrate its 10th year when it returns on June 7th and 8th. The event will once again be hosted by Indiana-based jam quintet Chester Brown, who will deliver headlining performances on both nights. Brown Town will also feature two days worth of music from artists including Mr. Blotto, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Covert Operations, Brainchild, Allgood, Stealin’ the Farm, and the Tommy Thompson Band, just to name a few.Attendees of all ages should have a great time enjoying all the weekend’s performances taking place amongst the wonders of nature while surrounded by the relaxing, rural beauty of northern Indiana. Thankfully, a ticket to Brown Town offers much more than just music. Attendees will get the chance to enjoy the outdoors with kayaks, rafts, and canoes which are all available for rent on-site. Fans can spend their days floating down the Tippecanoe River like a lazy-river ride, where they’ll also find a small beach nearby. The festival grounds also include a swimming pool just in case mother nature’s stream isn’t quite your cup of tea.As per tradition, a portion of the performers on the lineup will take the stage inside the late-night barn, keeping the party going late into the night. Organizers have yet to announce which acts will set up shop inside the barn for the late-night sets this year, but the full artist schedule should arrive in the coming weeks.Brown Town Music Festival Late-Night Barn[Photo: Alex Mason]As for the camping, attendees will have the option of choosing various camping setups ranging from primitive to electrified to the traditional camp-by-your-car strategy. RV camping is also available for those who want to bring home with them. Attendees hoping to take care of their bodies in recovery from dancing all weekend can also do so with some yoga and/or Flow Arts sessions which take place on Saturday morning.Brown Town Camping[Photo: Alex Mason]There’ll be no need to worry about food, as a pair of food trucks will also be on site at the event. South Shore Oven Works will provide Neopolitan style pizza made by Eataly Chicago‘s Pizzaiola Chef Jim Chaddock, while Lulu’s Licks will offer up some of their signature bubble freeze and bubble milk teas to go along with savory snacks ranging from empanadas and tacos to Mexican street corn in a cup.Firebreathers at Brown Town Music Festival 2018[Photo: Alex Mason]Tickets for this year’s Brown Town Music Festival are now on sale, with weekend packages available for $100 and day passes available for $60. Fans can click here for more information. You can also follow Chester Brown on Instagram (@ChesterBrownMusic), Facebook, and Twitter (@Chester_Brown) for more updates as the event gets closer.Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets + Poster + T-Shirt:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>
The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, based at Harvard Kennedy School, is pleased to announce the appointment of its spring 2017 fellows.“Following one of the most remarkable presidential campaigns in American history, our spring fellows will bring true insight to the turbulent times our politics and our media face,” said Center Director Nicco Mele. “From the role of media in political polarization to the press coverage of international refugee and migrant issues, we look forward to our fellows’ contributions to the Kennedy School community and the world at large.”These distinguished leaders in journalism, technology and political communication will be joining Richard Stengel, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, through May 2017.Joan Shorenstein FellowsAdam J. Berinsky is a professor of political science at MIT.Helen Boaden is the director of BBC Radio.Farai Chideya has covered every election since 1996 for outlets including CNN, NPR, and, in 2016, FiveThirtyEight, where she is a senior writer.Zack Exley is a political and technology consultant who worked as a senior advisor to the Bernie Sanders campaign.Entrepreneurship FellowMeighan Stone is president of the Malala Fund, working with 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai to empower girls globally.
While there are several ways to learn about history, Saint Mary’s junior Eilis Wasserman said she uses historical fiction to share the culture of American history with a younger generation. Wasserman said she is going to start an American Girl Reading Program for elementary aged girls in grades three through five. “I am a huge fan of the American Girl Doll tradition that started 25 years ago,” she said. “I have grown up playing with the dolls and reading the books that goes with each one.” The program will meet once a month and explore the life and culture surrounding a different American Girl doll. Wasserman said the meeting would not look at the doll’s specific story as much as it would focus on the era she was living in. “We will discuss what it was like for that American Girl, by focusing not only on her story, but more so on the lifestyle and culture of that time period,” she said. Wasserman said she hopes the program will help bring an interest to American history and makes these girls more aware of their own culture. “[The goal is] to inspire young girls to become interested in their American history and also what makes them unique as American Girls of today,” she said. “I hope that many girls will attend and thoroughly enjoy the activities will be doing. If this program is successful this year, I aspire to continue it next year as a senior.” She said she was interested in starting the program because it brings together several of her interests. “I love American history because of our unique culture and opportunities that our country provides. I also enjoy volunteering with children and have a lot of educational background experience,” she said. “I think it is important to have girls get involved in learning about history in a fun and intriguing way. I thought of the idea over the summer and started planning possible ideas for the club.” The dolls will be chosen from a variety of time periods, Wasserman said. “It’s hard to choose what dolls to pick,” she said. “The girls get a wide scope of American time periods.” Wasserman said all meetings will be from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Francis Branch of the St. Joseph County Library on the third Tuesday of every month, with a meeting at Centre Branch on the third Thursday every month except for March. The group will meet during the second week because of spring break. The meetings will go through to May. Elementary students interested in joining can register online by going through Saint Mary’s calendar of events, or by calling Francis Branch Library at 282-4641 or Centre Branch Library at 251-3700.
When she was younger, first-year Saint Mary’s student Dalanie Beach wanted to do everything and be everything when she grew up. As she grew older, she said she found she could be anything and do everything by becoming a writer.“You can step into the shoes of anyone you want to be and just go with it,” she said. “And I think that’s my favorite thing about it. I can be anything when I write”.This mentality led her to self-publish three novels between the ages of 13 and 16 through an online publication site. As Beach gained more writing experience, she said she chose to remove the novels from publication, and followed the advice of a teacher who told her to take her writing to the Midwest Writers Conference.While there, she pitched her contemporary young adult novel “Reckless Intention” to three agents and later signed with Bradford Literary Agency. She then embarked on a lengthy revision process with her agent and is currently working on finding a publisher for the novel.“You can publish without an agent, but it is hard to do in today’s world when there is increased emphasis on the business side of things,” Beach said. “[The agent] handle[s] the business side while the writer handles the creative side. If you just send a novel to a publishing company, they generally won’t even open it. But an agent verifies, yes, it is worth their time.”However, Beach said she does recommend self-publishing if someone has strong business and marketing skills. Working with an agent and going through six revisions of her novel taught Beach a lot about the realities of being a writer and how a work evolves, she said.“I’ve had to sacrifice a lot of good writing which is definitely hard,” Beach said. “Sometimes you write a scene and it’s not working, but you really love it and you have to cut it out because it’s better for the manuscript as a whole.”Despite the novel not yet being published, Beach said she is still writing. She quoted writer Franz Kafka when she said “A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity,” and added writing and characters have always been her passion and motivation.She is currently working on a novel based on Charles Dodgson, known by the pen name Lewis Carroll. She said the idea came from a research paper she wrote last semester and over winter break when she read Dodgson’s diaries.Beach said through the novel, she hopes to clarify some of the misrepresentations of Dodgson present in modern society, such as claims that he was a pedophile or drug addict.“I want to focus on him because he was so deep and complex. There’s a crazy amount of writing he has done,” she said.After writing for so many years, Beach said she can no longer read without a pencil.“If something strikes me as beautiful or meaningful, then I have to pause, re-read it and think ‘What did the author do here?,’ ‘What did they employ to make this happen?,’ ‘How can I use this in my own writing?’ It has definitely changed the way I read for the better,” she said.As a first year, she said she looks forward to a few more years of college where she can strengthen her skills as a writer and learn about different styles and strategies. Beach said she has seen her own style and voice evolve since that first novel she wrote when she was 13.“When I was younger, I would kind of imitate other authors,” she said. “I think that’s important for a writer to do, and then later on it is important to develop your own voice. Mine started coming out in ‘Reckless Intention,’ where I started playing around points of view.“My shift in focus has gone toward the characters. I develop this person to represent something about humanity that I feel like needs to be said. And I feel like I have a certain goal in my writing now, to create something beautiful and truthful.”Tags: author, Dalanie Beach, student, writing
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police released Tuesday a composite sketch of the suspect wanted for trying to rape a 22-year-old woman in downtown Westbury last week and released new details about the attack.Special Victims Squad detectives revealed that the assailant tried to pull down the victim’s pants after attacking her from behind and knocking her to the ground at the corner of Maple Avenue at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.The victim was walking northbound on Post Avenue while on her way home from the Long Island Rail Road station when she was attacked. The suspect, who was scared away by a bystander, was last seen fleeing eastbound on Maple Avenue, police said. The victim was treated for minor injuries at the scene.The suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his 40s or 50s, 6-feet, 1-inch tall, who was wearing a dark-hooded sweat jacket, jeans and tan boots.The case is the second attempted rape in central Nassau in a week. Investigators are still searching for a suspect who also tried to rape a woman in the early morning hours of Oct. 16 in East Garden City, about two miles away from the scene of the latest case.Special Victims Squad detectives ask anyone who knows the identity, or whereabouts of this subject, or anyone with any information about this case to call them at 516-573-4022 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Ben PopkenWhen it comes to online shopping, geeks rule on Cyber Monday.Brent Shelton is a shopping guru for FatWallet, a web forum where online shopping geeks team up and share tips on the latest coupons and secret deals almost as soon as they happen. He says there’s a reason the pocket-protector set are apt to score on the Monday after Black Friday where retailers promote special online deals.“Geeks and nerds are… connected to resources that will throw a deal over the top and do their homework,” said Shelton. “They’re willing to put in the time to nab the big deal.”This comes in extra handy on Cyber Monday, the Monday after the Black Friday holiday shopping event. Retailers send out a blitz of deals, many of which can be so-so.But with a little know-how you got from the geeks you can leverage those deals and win big at the check out. Here’s five ways to save like a nerd on Cyber Monday.1. Abandon your shopping cartBefore CyberMonday, sign into your account at your favorite retailers and fill up your online shopping cart with stuff. Then… leave the site. A few hours or days later, check your email. continue reading »
47SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Christmas is next week and that means it’s about time for your company to host its annual holiday get-together. Whether it’s at a restaurant, an employee’s home, or just at the office, this event can be quite entertaining and festive for some and a dreadful drag for many others. Often times office holiday parties get out of hand when employees forget to follow simple etiquette rules. To ensure you don’t put your job in jeopardy or ruin your professional reputation, consider the following four things you should avoid doing at your work Christmas party.Not showing upChances are your company will not force you to attend the party, but that doesn’t mean you should take that as an easy out. Although you may really be dreading it, it’s important you make an appearance. If you choose to skip it, your absence will be detected and made note of by your coworkers and your boss. This may lead them to question your commitment to the company.Dressing inappropriatelyJust because your getting together for a social event, doesn’t mean you can dress like you’re at a Mardi Gras with your best friends. Remember it may be a more relaxed environment, but it is still a work event, therefore you must maintain your professionalism and composure. Sure, you don’t have to necessarily wear a pant-suit, but remember your attire and appearance are a direct reflection of you.Getting drunkAdditionally, just as you don’t want to dress inappropriately, you also don’t want to behave in a way that’s tasteless or classless. This means no getting drunk under any circumstance. As much as being around your work team may cause you to want to reach for that extra glass of wine, keep yourself together and remember your limits. There’s nothing worse than that colleague who’s caught slurring their speech or dancing on the bar. You can rest assured that if you make this mistake it will be talked about and brought up again in the workplace.Not thanking the hostRemember that these events are often not cheap and it takes not only money but also time and energy to pull them off. So, before you head home after the party is over, give your host a genuine thank you to show them your gratitude for being included. Also, it’s never a bad idea to follow up after the party with an email thanking the host again and wishing them a happy holiday.
The reinstated partial lockdown in the capital will last the usual two weeks, said Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, though further efforts to contain the pandemic are expected to take more time.Large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) will be back in place on Monday and presumably be lifted on Sept. 28.“But I have to emphasize: Don’t expect the pandemic to be over in just two weeks. It won’t. If this high rate [of COVID-19’s transmission] is not slowing down, [the PSBB] will continue,” the governor said on Friday. Topics : After easing restrictions in mid-June, Anies announced on Wednesday that the city would reimpose PSBB measures after Jakarta saw a continuous spike in COVID-19 cases in the past several weeks, calling the situation “worrying”.Read also: Long road to full economic recovery as Jakarta PSBB returnsAccording to the city administration, Jakarta’s COVID-19 cases jumped from 7,980 to 11,810 in the first 10 days of September alone. Meanwhile, the isolation bed occupancy rate has reached 77 percent.Health authorities have also confirmed 2,717 deaths from the novel coronavirus in Jakarta as of Friday. “It is important for us to stay at home for the next two weeks. By staying at home, we can hopefully reduce transmission,” said Anies, urging businesses to limit their activities in office spaces.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo responded to the announcement by saying that a partial lockdown should be “well and cautiously calculated.” The capital’s satellite cities are undecided about whether they should follow Jakarta in reimposing stricter COVID-19 restrictions.Health and transportation experts said another PSBB period in Jakarta would be pointless if restrictions were not implemented in surrounding areas, given that mobility across regions remains high.