Jans Ingber, the infamous singer and hypeman formerly of the Motet, has shown time and time again that he knows how to throw a party. After moving to Oregon, residents of Colorado this weekend will be lucky enough to get down with Jans once again, and he’s bringing some world-class musicians along for the ride. Jans Ingber’s Funk Fellowship will be hitting Cervantes’ in Denver on Friday, December 16th (more info) then moving North to the Fox Theatre in Boulder for a second night of booty-shaking, soul-moving funk on December 17th (more info).To get prepped, we asked Jans for the low-down on the musicians he’s bringing together for the funk extravaganza. Here’s what he had to say about the unreal line-up he’s assembled for the weekend!Isaiah Sharkey – GuitarFrom D’Angelo’s band, Isaiah is one of the baddest young guitarists in this game. He’s got some clear Chicago gospel and jazz roots, and he knows how to lay it down. He also just played on Anderson. Paak’s and Corrine Bailey Rae’s newest records. Colorado, we gotta show him how we do it!Video of Isaiah Sharkey below courtesy of Kevin Wilson.Sharay Reed – BassYou may or may not know the name, but trust me when I say this dude is one of the baddest bass players alive. If you don’t trust me, do you trust Chaka Kahn, Aretha Franklin, and R. Kelly? Because he plays with all of them too. And if you still have your doubts, then just watch the video below, and you’ll get it.Video of Sharay Reed below courtesy of HattieMacDSteveland Swatkins – KeysHe’s our boy wonder, cinnamon bear, talk box swag machine. When he’s not out touring with Allen Stone, he’s home in Portland making videos like the one below, which really shows you how he does. You know, man, he’s part of our funk family.Video of Steveland Swatkins below courtesy of the artistJarrod Lawson – Vocals, KeysI know Denver has been waiting for his return after he became a literal international soul sensation! Dude released his first album a couple years ago, and he straight blew up in Europe. He’s flying in from Portland, and we’re gonna be going so deep. Do not sleep, because this cat right here is one of the baddest soul singers in the biz.Video of Jarrod Lawson below courtesy of BBC Radio 1XtraAlvin Ford, Jr. – DrumsOne of the cats! So check it, he’s the current drummer of the Pretty Lights Live Band, and former drummer of Dumpstaphunk and Dirty Dozen Brass Band. I don’t know what else you want me to say except that we are feeling blessed to have a New Orleans funk legend in the house.Video of Alvin Ford, Jr. below courtesy of Clayton Call DrumCamKimberly Dawson – VocalsThe girl can SANG! Ha, I know it, you know it, we all know it. She’s my good friend and just an all-around amazing artist from the Pimps of Joytime.Video of Kimberly Dawson with the New Mastersounds below courtesy of Dan SneiderLaDamion Massey – VocalsMan, I’m so stoked on this night. The chorus is gonna be too strong. LaDamion is another great friend and even better singer.Video of LaDamion Masey with Jans Ingber’s Funk Fellowship below courtesy of Jaden Carlson BandShane Endsley – TrumpetShane has been all around the world playing music. Somehow, I don’t know if you guys in Colorado recognize how lucky y’all are to have him. Kneebody is his group. He’s a super musical cat, and I’m feeling so honored to have him on the gig.Video of Shane Endsley below courtesy of KneebodyJonathan Lee Stewart – SaxThis dude is one of my best homies in Denver! Ha, he’s a bad boy right here. I mean he’s gotta be if he plays with SuperCollider, Devotchka and more.Video of Jonathan Lee Stewart courtesy of user youngtraneJans Ingber – Vocals, percussionHa! And that’s me. I’m that one guy. I got a pocket full of vibe, and I leave it all on the stage.Video of Jans Ingber’s Funk Fellowship courtesy of CrescendoPDXWe are beyond stoked to see Jans Ingber return to Colorado and check out the badass lineup he’s assembled for his two-night stand here. Tickets for the Friday show at Cervantes in Denver can be purchased here. Tickets for the Saturday show at the Fox Theatre in Boulder can be purchased here. Colorado residents who are in a giving mood this holiday season but still want to get down on Friday might be interested in the Dance of the Sugar Plum Deepness, a charity event benefiting the Denver Rescue Mission that includes tickets to Jans Ingber’s Funk Fellowship at Cervantes after.
This weekend, NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl will celebrate their 9th anniversary with the debut of a new project (nO*sO*nO*) on Saturday, July 7th. The band will feature guitarist Eric Krasno (Soulive/Lettuce), drummer Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), and bassist MonoNeon (Prince). While the three musicians have played together on many occasions in various other supergroup formations, this will mark the first performance as a dedicated trio under this moniker. The new band name is a play on the musicians’ names, KrasNO, RusSO, and MoNO. Given the histories of these three musicians, we can expect some funk-driven, psychedelic weirdness to come from the stage on the night of their performance.For those of you who can’t make it, Relix will be broadcasting the debut performance live for FREE on their YouTube channel.The rest of the Brooklyn Bowl’s 9th anniversary celebration weekend will be highlighted by performances from Love 2 Love: Donna Summer’s Decade of Disco Decadence (7/5), The Skatalites (7/6), and Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra (7/8). Head to the venue’s website for more information. You can catch MonoNeon with various other supergroup band formations at Brooklyn Comes Alive, set to take place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on September 29th. The event features 50+ musicians from your favorite bands in unique lineups performing tributes, collabs, and more at three venues within blocks of each other for one jam-packed day of music.For more information, or to grab your ticket today, head to the Brooklyn Comes Alive website.
View Comments Newcomer Adam Langdon will star as Christopher John Francis Boone in the upcoming national tour of Simon Stephens’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The touring production of the Tony Award-winning play will launch on September 27 in Rochester, NY, before continuing to additional cities across the country.Langdon graduated from The Juilliard School of Drama in 2015. His stage credits include Kimberly Akimbo, I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile, Hapgood, Robin Hood and Dreamtime. Langdon’s appeared on TV in Red Oaks, The Good Wife, Great News, The Path and Difficult People.In addition to Langdon as Christopher, the cast of the Curious Incident tour will include Gene Gillette as Ed, Felicity Jones Latta as Judy, Maria Elena Ramirez as Siobhan and Amelia White as Mrs. Alexander. The ensemble includes Brian Robert Burns, Francesca Choy-Kee, Josephine Hall, John Hemphill, Robyn Kerr, Kathy McCafferty, J. Paul Nicholas, Geoffrey Wade and Tim Wright. Benjamin Wheelwright will play Christopher at certain performances.Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, Simon Stephens’ The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time follows Christopher (Langdon)—a fifteen-year-old who is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.The play premiered at the U.K.’s National Theatre in 2012 and went on to transfer to the West End and win seven 2013 Olivier Awards. Curious Incident took home five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Play and Best Direction of a Play for Marianne Elliott. Adam Langdon
The Vermont Chapter will receive a Continuing Publication Commendation from the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) for its monthly newsletter, Green Mountain Specifier. Christopher Eling, CSI, CDT, editor of the newsletter, will accept the award April 21, 2004 during the Opening General Session of The 48th Annual CSI Showä & Convention.CSI presents a Continuing Publication Commendation to individuals, chapters, firms, or organizations for outstanding publications in areas related to the Institute. The Vermont Chapter nominated Eling and the Green Mountain Specifier for:- Consistently providing the construction community with news from the chapter, region, and Institute- Publishing technical and educational articles by members and industry experts- Reviewing past, present and future chapter programs- Recognizing new members- Promoting and recognizing certification and member accomplishmentsThe Green Mountain Specifier is published 10 times each year.Eling has been a member of CSI for three years, and works for Peter Morris Architect in Vergennes, VT.The Opening General Session will take place on Wednesday, April 21, in Chicago, and will be open to the public. For more information about the Show & Convention, visit www.thecsishow.com(link is external).The Vermont Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute will receive both of this year’s Chapter Cup awards during the Institute’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 24th in Chicago. CSI awards two Chapter Cups each year to recognize the chapters that grew the most during the previous calendar year. Because one cup is awarded based on percentage growth in membership, and the other based on net growth, it is unprecedented that a single chapter wins both cups in one year.The Vermont Chapter grew from 57 to 126 members last year, a 122 percent increase. The Vermont Chapter was chartered in May 1968 with 30 members. The chapter has been active and growing in recent years, and was able to take home Chapter Cup awards for highest percentage growth in 2000 and 2001.Vermont leaders credit their success to a strong continuing education program for construction practitioners and efforts to reach students in construction-related programs at Norwich University and Vermont Technical College.About CSICSI is a national association of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, building materials suppliers and others involved in nonresidential building design and construction.
Behind the Scenes at Bedrock Sandals from Blue Ridge Outdoors on Vimeo.Located in a small warehouse outside of downtown Charlottesville, Va., two friends from AmeriCorps are hard at work creating the latest in minimalist footwear: the Bedrock Sandal. Modeled after the traditional huarache, these lightweight sandals are made entirely within the U.S. Check out what co-founders Nick Pence and Dan Opalacz have to say about their company and their mission.For more gear made in the Southeast, check out our Blue Ridge Gear Guide from our October, 2013 issue.
Before the long sunny summer days are over, take your two wheels on a trip to the Shenandoah Mountain 100 Backcountry Mountain Bike Race in Stokesville, Virginia. There’s still time to register for the event this weekend!On Sunday, August 31, Shenandoah Mountain Touring will send bikers along a one hundred mile course through the George Washington National Forest and across six peaks.The first Shenandoah Mountain 100 took place in 1999, and has since then become a staple event in the Virginia mountain biking scene. For its 15th annual run, the course will follow last year’s same successful path over the mountains and will include six different aid stations fully stocked with water and snacks to help you beat the miles. The race now also offers a camping option at Stokesville Campground and a big pasta dinner perfect for all your carb-loading race preparation.Shenandoah Mountain Touring welcomes racers and volunteers alike for the 2014 competition. Register here for “the only true big mountain 100 on the east coast”, or go here to find out how to give your favorite bikers a hand along the way as a volunteer. Hurry to make one of the last 39 spots left and enjoy a day on the trails at the Shenandoah Mountain 100 Backcountry Mountain Bike Race!
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York John Esposito in his latest New York State Department of Correctional Services mug shot.The man who infamously kidnapped a 9-year-old girl and locked her in an underground chamber behind his Bay Shore home 21 years ago has died in his upstate New York prison cell.John Esposito was found dead Wednesday at Sing Sing maximum security prison in Ossining, state corrections officials told the Press. The 64-year-old inmate’s death is reportedly not believed to be suspicious.“I’m not saddened by John’s passing,” Katie Beers, who Esposito had abducted for 17 days two days before her 10th birthday in December 1992, said in a Facebook post. “I’m saddened for his remaining family. They lost John a long time ago, but now they’ve lost him forever.”She noted that the state parole board called her to break the news, which came the day of Esposito’s fourth parole hearing and a day after Ariel Castro—who was sentenced last month to more than 1,000 years in prison for holding three women captive in his Ohio home for years—committed suicide in his cell.Beers, now a 30-year-old married mother of two living in Pennsylvania, had broken her silence upon the 20th anniversary of the case with the release of her memoir, Buried Memories: Katie Beers’ Story, co-written by WCBS-TV reporter Carolyn Gusoff.Katie Beers (Facebook photo)The Beers case had prompted a Suffolk County grand jury report that found problems with the investigation and recommended the creation of child-friendly victims centers designed to minimize trauma of others like her.Esposito, who reportedly claimed to have loved Beers and denied sexually attacking her, had been serving 15 years to life in prison for first-degree kidnapping at the time of his death, which The Associated Press reported is believed to be of natural causes.The family acquaintance, who was 43 years old at the time of the abduction, eventually led police to the bunker in his garage in the case that drew national headlines. Beers spent the rest of her childhood in foster care after allegations of abuse and neglect surfaced in her family home.
16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Competition for credit union members is heating up—and it is no longer just coming from other financial institutions.In recent years, new and innovative players have entered the financial services realm, and they’re looking to grab pieces of your business, John Best, president of Best Innovation Group, told CUNA Tech/OpSS Council Conference attendees Monday.Best defined this trend as “death by 6,000 cuts.” This refers to the six thousand financial technology startup companies that are each targeting one small piece of traditional financial institutions’ business model.These companies include such diverse offerings as CoinStar (coin exchange), Acorn (which rounds up customer’s purchases and puts the excess into investment accounts), and Kabbage (an online lender to small businesses).What traditional lenders will be left with, Best says, is members’ transactional business while new, innovative players siphon off the more profitable pieces of the traditional banking business. continue reading »
63SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I’m a credit union member. My direct deposit paycheck hits twice a month. When I need cash, I go to the ATM. For me, the ATM is a necessity. The ATM is how I get to my money, and I couldn’t belong to the credit union without ATM access. As far as I’m concerned, no ATM, no credit union.Credit unions know they must provide convenient and cost–effective member service. As a result, ATMs are a critical component of their delivery systems strategies.ATMs can perform basic transaction functions more cost effectively than full-time employees, obviate additional brick-and-mortar branches, and provide 24/7 critical service in a convenient way. Often members don’t even have to get out of their cars for service. Despite decades of predictions to the contrary, people still use cash, and people love their ATMs.But credit unions don’t just wheel these big machines up to the wall and plug them in. The costs and steps required to install and maintain an operational ATM are considerable… continue reading »
At the beginning of December, a plenary session of the Family Tourism Association Section for the Istria County was held at the Pula County Chamber of Commerce, at which the current President of the Section Miroslav Pretula from Degra doo was confirmed for the next four years, while Astrid Glavičić, the owner of the accommodation units in Labin and Rabac. It is on this topic that we spoke with Miroslav Pretul, President of the Family Tourism Association for the County of Istria at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. The goal of the Family Tourism Association for the Istrian County at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce through the Initiative would be to raise the quality of accommodation, Pretula points out, adding that they have now taken the first step towards the county to investigate whether they are interested in investing in this tourism industry. Photo: Istria Tourist Board Cover photo: Nirvana Apartments and Rooms, Motovun / Source: Booking.com The topics of the session were this year’s tourist season, preparations for the next and preparations for the Regional Forum of Family Accommodation for the Istrian County, which will be held in 2019, and a proposal was sent to the Istrian County for interest subsidy program on loans for household accommodation providers. By the way, last year the County of Istria focused more on the grant program intended for private renters for the Eco Domus program, ie Eco Friendly accommodation as well as for Istra Bike & Bed. ISTRIA BED & BIKE BOARDS AWARDED TO HOSTS IN FAMILY ACCOMMODATION That this measure proved to be a complete success is shown by the fact that in 2018 the trend of demand for higher category accommodation in Kvarner will continue. The increase in family accommodation is 4%, but family accommodation with 5 * achieved as much as 26% more overnight stays. We sent an inquiry to the County of Istria as well as the Tourist Board of the County of Istria to the reaction regarding the Initiative for loan subsidies for hosts in family accommodation, but we did not receive an answer to the inquiry until the publication of the article. When we receive the answers, we will pass on the news about this important topic for Istrian hosts in family accommodation. By the way, in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, a couple of years ago, they were the first to start with a subsidy for loans to renters, which is related to the Kvarner family quality label. Thus, the hosts in family accommodation with an interest rate of 1 to 2% had the opportunity to raise the quality of family accommodation, in which 40% of overnight stays were realized in Kvarner last year, ie 7,6 million overnight stays. “As the current topic of recategorization is, I believe that many will want to raise their capacities to that higher level. This does not mean that this incentive would be given only to those who recategorize their facilities, but would serve in general to raise the quality of accommodation of renters. This form of incentive works in cooperation with commercial banks, and of course depends significantly on them and their basic interest rate for renters as well as the limits that the county would have. ” Pretula points out. RELATED NEWS: Asked whether, according to the proposal of the initiative, the subsidy for loans for hosts in family accommodation would be tied to the Domus Bonus quality label, as in Kvarner, Pretula pointed out that for now the basis of this subsidy would not be tied to Domus Bonus renters. “This would limit us to only a small fraction of our hosts. Domus Bonus as a brand has been around for quite some time, but the truth is that it has been noticed that there has been less talk about it in public lately and it is not among the main topics for us renters. Kvarner family as a counterpart to the quality of the Domus bonus branches in several directions (Pet friendly, Hiking friendly, Bike friendly) which is easy for foreign guests to understand and recognize, and foreign guests make up the vast majority of the total number of nights. I believe that at this moment he is achieving much better results. In my opinion, the orientation of the Istria Tourist Board in the last few years is more towards Istra Bike and I believe that it is now a stronger brand than Domus Bonus and many renters are turning to it as much as I personally. I can’t say that the Domus Bonus doesn’t carry a certain level of value for renters. Each of our specializations and demonstrations of quality level raises the value of our personal brand to a higher level. The only question is whether and to what level the end users in this case will recognize our foreign guests – tourists. ” concludes Pretula. According to the latest information, there are currently a total of 92 Bike & Bed facilities in Istria, of which 67 are small private Bike & Bed facilities, 13 Bike hotels and 12 Butique Bike hotels, which are classified into four categories: Bike & Bed, Bike hotels, Bike camps and Boutique bike hotels. as well as 11 private renters bearing the Eco Domus label. On the other hand, they were the first in Istria to start branding family accommodation through the Domus Bonus quality label, but in the last few years the impression is that the Domus Bonus quality label has not justified its market status and has declined in development and growth. The conclusion is clear. The better the accommodation, the better the occupancy, and thus the earnings from tourism. And that is why the visionary project of investing in raising the quality of family accommodation through subsidized loans proved to be a complete success. ISTRIA COUNTY AWARDS FIRST 11 CERTIFICATES FOR MARKING ECO-FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION ON KVARNER, TREND DEMAND FOR MORE ACCOMMODATION. THE HIGHER NUMBER OF STARS, THE HIGHER EMPLOYMENT