Everyone Orchestra Announces Phil Lesh, Ivan Neville, & John Kadlecik Show

first_img[Video: Todd Kushnir] Everyone Orchestra is a well-loved staple of the jam scene, bringing together unique collections of diverse artists each show. Led by the orchestra’s conductor, Matt Butler, each show sees Butler corraling the various musicians on the bill, ensuring a night of fully improvised music.On July 7th, Everyone Orchestra will host a particularly special night of music at the iconic San Rafael, California venue, Terrapin Crossroads. With Everyone Orchestra returning to the hallowed room, the upcoming July 7th show will feature the Grateful Dead bassist and Terrapin Crossroads founder, Phil Lesh, in addition to Ivan Neville of Dumpstaphunk, John Kadlecik of Dark Star Orchestra, and Phil Lesh’s son and Terrapin Family Band guitarist Grahame Lesh. A press release about the upcoming show noted that more musicians will be announced in the coming weeks before the performance.Tickets for the show are currently on sale. For more information or ticketing, head to Terrapin Crossroads’ website here. You can also check out a video of Everyone Orchestra’s recent stop at Terrapin Crossroads in December of 2017, when Matt Butler brought together Phil and Grahame Lesh, plus Al Schnier, Holly Bowling, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Ross James, Vinnie Amico, and Connor O’Sullivan.Everyone Orchestra – “Everyone Loves Terrapin” – Terrapin Crossroads – San Rafael, CA – 12/01/2017last_img read more

A prophet of peace

first_img Election of Bolsonaro is likely to test democracy there, and regionally A minority turns on the light Related GAZETTE: The peace agreement was finally signed in November of 2016. What’s your involvement with the peace process and its implementation?SANTOS: I’ve retired from active politics. But the implementation of the peace process is very important and also more difficult. One thing is peace-making, which we did successfully. Another thing is peace-building, which is like building a cathedral, brick by brick. It’s a slow process. Wounds take time to heal, and you have to teach people how to live without hate, how to live with a tolerant perspective of the differences, and how to reconcile with people you had seen as enemies for centuries. This is a project that takes time. That’s why the Pope went to Colombia last year and not before. He, very wisely, said to me, “I would go when I would be most needed,” and he went after we signed the peace agreement. He came to Colombia to push Colombians to take the first step to reconciliation. It’s a long march.GAZETTE: Where did you find inspiration for peace? You mentioned Mandela, Churchill. What other historical figures do you admire?SANTOS: I’m a big fan of biographies. I’ve read almost every book about Winston Churchill. Abraham Lincoln is another historical figure I admire for his leadership and his will to persevere to defend the Union. I also admire Franklin D. Roosevelt because he changed the country for the better.GAZETTE: What’s your biggest regret as president?SANTOS: This happens to every well-intentioned head of state. We experience a great deal of frustration when we look back and think, “I could have done more.” I think we did a lot, besides achieving peace. Colombia managed to decrease poverty more than any other country in Latin America, and we managed to strengthen our economy. We also launched a very aggressive policy to fight climate change and protect our biodiversity. This is one of the big assets Colombia and all the Amazon countries have. But you always look back and say, “I could have done more.” Other regrets I have are that there are too many poor people in Colombia, the inequality is very high, and the destruction of the forest is still going on.GAZETTE: You have also said that one of your regrets is not having been able to leave a united country, but a divided country.SANTOS: I have fought a lot, in the good sense of the word, to try to find common ground with my opponents, but I had an implacable opposition. I wanted to build bridges because I know how destructive polarization is, and we’re seeing its negative impact all around the world. One of my big regrets is indeed not having been able to unite the country even around something as important as peace. It seems illogical and absurd. There is no bad peace or good war in the history of humanity. But unfortunately the country was divided around peace.GAZETTE: What are your plans for your post-presidential life?SANTOS: I have said many times that the best year of my life was my year as a Nieman Fellow. I’ve been here as the Angelopoulos Fellow after leaving the presidency of Colombia, and I’ve been very happy, and if this degree of happiness continues, I’ll have another best year of my life. It’s an enormous opportunity. The most important decision you have to make is what conference or what class you are going to go to today. It is the ideal world.I’m here at Harvard exploring possibilities to work on three areas: peace and resolution of armed conflicts, climate change, and fighting poverty. I would also like to help Harvard make more proactive efforts to try to neutralize the polarization that the country and the world are experiencing at this moment, and find ways to close the gaps between the extremes that are growing deeper here and everywhere else in the world. I hope I can contribute to those efforts.This interview has been edited for clarity and length. Juan Manuel Santos, the former president of Colombia and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize winner for his efforts to end more than 50 years of civil war in his country, has returned to Harvard.This year, Santos is the Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), where he is sharing the lessons he learned as president and working on issues related to peace and reconciliation, poverty, human rights, and the environment.Santos earned a mid-career master’s in public administration from HKS in 1981. He also was a Nieman Fellow in 1988, a year he said he still considers the best of his life.He recently sat down for an interview with the Gazette to talk about his future plans, his conversion from hawk to dove, and his successful efforts to bring peace to his Colombia.Q&AJuan Manuel SantosGAZETTE: You are an economist, a journalist, and a politician. Which of these activities is your real vocation?SANTOS: I would say all three of the above or none of the above [laughter]. I have discovered that my real vocation is to make the world better through the resolution of armed conflicts. It is a good cause, and it has become my passion. That’s why I started the peace process in Colombia. Peace is something the world needs on a permanent basis.GAZETTE: For many Colombians, peace was an impossible dream for many years. When did you first think of the possibility of peace for Colombia?SANTOS: I remember very well one day when I was hosting a conference as the minister of foreign trade [1991–1994] in Bogota, and in the middle of the conference, a big bomb exploded. The event’s goal was to attract foreign investment to my country, but people who participated in the conference said to me “There is no way we can invest in Colombia unless you stop this war.” Sometime later [in 1996], I went to South Africa as the president of the eighth session of the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development. I had scheduled a 15-minute meeting with Nelson Mandela, but we spent more than six hours talking about our countries. He told me that as long as Colombians didn’t end the war, my country wasn’t going to become a developed country. In a way, that’s when I found my destiny: to fight for peace in my country.GAZETTE: But as defense minister between 2006 and 2009, you led military operations against the FARC rebels that were successful. And because of that, Colombians elected you as president in 2010. How did your conversion from hawk to dove develop?SANTOS: It was very difficult from a political point of view. They warned me, “You’re going to lose your political capital.” They said, “You were elected because you were an effective hawk and suddenly you want to sit down with the FARC and become a dove. Nobody is going to understand this.” It was indeed very difficult to understand, but I knew it was the only way to finish the war. Many times during this process, I thought of Winston Churchill, whom I admire. He said once, “Do the right thing, not the popular thing.” I was also convinced of the necessity of peace because I was not a hawk for the sake of being a hawk. I was a hawk because I knew that one necessary condition for a successful peace process was to weaken the FARC militarily so that they wouldn’t have the possibility of winning through armed struggle. And that’s what we did. The military struggle was the first step toward peace.GAZETTE: You have said that war is easier than peace. How did you discover that?SANTOS: To lead in times of war is much easier than to lead in times of peace. I discovered that because I was very effective making war. That’s why they elected me for the first time with the highest number of votes in the history of Colombia. But being an effective war leader requires a type of leadership that is very simple. You give orders, you rally the people around you and denigrate your opponents, or those who are confronting you, and that’s easy, provided that you don’t lose. Making peace requires a completely different type of leadership. Instead of giving orders, you need to convince, to persuade, to change people’s sentiments, to teach them how to forgive, how to reconcile, and that’s much more difficult. You have to build peace by persuasion and consensus. During war, you build support simply because it’s a matter of life and death.GAZETTE: You were re-elected in 2014, and in 2016, Colombians rejected the peace agreement between your government and the rebels in a referendum. How did you make sense of their rejection?SANTOS: I was quite shocked by the results of the referendum. We didn’t expect it. But what happened, and this, we understood later on, was part of the political polarization that is going on in Colombia and everywhere around the world. The Brexit vote had happened two weeks before the referendum, and there was a political campaign by opponents of the peace agreement that spread false information, fake news, and instilled fear among voters about the peace process. I underestimated the power of fake news. The things they said were so egregious that I thought nobody would believe them. I was wrong. But in the end, I decided to find an opportunity in the crisis, and we ended up with a better, stronger agreement that is now being implemented.GAZETTE: The referendum took place on Oct. 2, and five days later, on Oct. 7, you were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. What role do you think the Nobel Prize played in the development of the peace process?SANTOS: First, I didn’t expect it. As a matter of fact, my son called me in the morning and said to me, “Dad, you just won the Nobel Peace Prize,” and I said, “Thank you; call me later.” I was completely asleep. I realized later on what a magnificent thing it was. The Nobel Peace Prize gave a big push to the peace process. It was the best demonstration of the support of the international community for peace. That’s how Colombians interpreted it. It was like a gift of God. “Wounds take time to heal, and you have to teach people how to live without hate, how to live with a tolerant perspective of the differences, and how to reconcile with people you had seen as enemies for centuries.” Brazil at the crossroads African-American Latinos increasingly make their presence feltlast_img read more

Student robbed east of campus Thursday

first_imgA Notre Dame student was robbed but not injured by two unidentified male suspects Thursday night while walking directly east of campus, according to an email sent from Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) on Friday morning.The robbery occurred as the student was walking on Vaness Street near Turtle Creek Court, according to the email. Irish Row Apartments are located on that part of Vaness Street.The email said the robbery occurred at approximately 10:45 p.m. after a midsized sedan approached the victim.“The victim was walking east when a brown or tan midsized sedan that he had observed driving slowly in the area pulled up in front of him,” the email stated. “Suspects exited the vehicle, approached the student, displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s phone and money. The suspects returned to their vehicle and left the area traveling eastbound on Vaness toward South Bend Avenue.”The email said both NDSP and local police responded to the incident, and South Bend Police is investigating the crime. The email said the suspects were not apprehended.The suspects were described as black males in their late teens or early twenties and approximately six feet tall, the email said. The suspects were also described as wearing dark hooded sweatshirts.NDSP regularly patrols all areas of campus, and the email stated that they are making extra patrols of the perimeter of campus. In the email, the Office of Campus Safety said any suspicious activity should be reported immediately to NDSP.Tags: Crime, NDSP, police, robberylast_img read more

Fans Name the Top 10 Roles They Want to See Lady Gaga Play on Broadway

first_img View Comments FANNY BRICE IN FUNNY GIRL VELMA KELLY IN CHICAGO YITZHAK IN HEDWIG GRIZABELLA IN CATS MARIA IN THE SOUND OF MUSIC EVA PERON IN EVITAcenter_img AUDREY IN LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Lady Gaga really wowed us on the Oscars, and we’ve been playing her surprisingly great renditions of “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and more on a loop ever since. Now that we know that Ms. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is definitely Broadway material, we asked fans on Culturalist.com which roles they’d like to see her tackle on the Great White Way. Check out the results below! MAUREEN IN RENT SALLY BOWLES IN CABARET WITCH IN INTO THE WOODSlast_img

Trail Mix – The Wide Open

first_imgCousin Eddie, of Christmas Vacation fame, didn’t get it quite right. That there’s not just an RV. At least not for Season Ammons and Allen Rayfield, the partners behind bluesy Americana outfit The Wide Open.For these two, that there RV is home.Allen and Season have been racking up the miles in their house on wheels, logging some 200 shows a year and spending a lot of time pointing their Winnebago towards the great wide open and far from their Texas home.Right now, duo is out on the road in support of Long Road Home, their brand new record that dropped last week.I recently caught up with Allen and Season to chat about life in the wide open and their brand new record.BRO – During your travels and touring, have you discovered your own favorite wide open?TWO – Yes, we have found a few, but one that we really love is a place we dubbed Captain’s Cove in the panhandle of Florida. There’s a big bridge along US 98 going over St. Joseph Bay in between Mexico Beach and Port Saint Joe, and underneath the bridge is a beautiful secluded beach. There are no signs and nothing to indicate that there is access and it was purely a happy accident that we found it.BRO – The opposite of wide open is the Winnebago you tour in. What happens when you two have a dust up?TWO – When things get hot and heavy, so do we! We are passionate people who fight like all couples, but we have learned to pause, go to our respective corners of the bus, and then – when the dust settles – we kiss, make out, and make up! And then, like all great musicians, we write a song about it.BRO – Finish the following sentence. “The best part of making music with my partner is . . . . “AR –  . . . the moments of time on stage when we’re so connected in time and we are in perfect harmony and perfectly in sync and time slows down and we disappear into the groove.SA –  . . . the all encompassing vision of true love I experience when we play music and the life that we’ve created together on the road is a complete expression of who I am.BRO – We are featuring “Long Road Home” on Trail Mix this month. What’s the story behind the song?TWO – This song is a fun twist on taking the long way around and choosing your own path, even if it means doing the wrong things for the right reasons.BRO – Most exciting mile . . . the first mile of tour or that last mile before the exit home?TWO – For over a year now, our home has been a 32 foot Winnebago, so we’re always somewhere between homes since we live and tour full time on the road. We did 44,000 miles in our home and it’s been the best and most exciting time of our lives.Allen and Season continue their album release tour with two shows in Florida this weekend. After that, the Winnebago gets a break for the rest of the month before hitting the road to Texas and Missouri for a run of shows through the middle of February.For more information on The Wide Open, their tour, or how you can grab a copy of the new record, check out the band’s website.And take a listen to “Long Road Home,” along with with new tunes from the likes of Jonathan Vassar & The Badlands, Hellen Keller Skelter, Ron Gallo, and many more on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

The 95% rule

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Dan BergerRecently, I read an article about the 95-percent rule. I found it so helpful that I forwarded it to my entire management team. What’s the 95-percent rule?“It is a simple rule that says 95% of your pain and troubles are caused by your own stupidity,” wrote Tom Hood in a LinkedIn article, quoting a mentor of his. He said once you realize much of your pain is caused by you, you have the freedom and creativity to fix your problems. continue reading »last_img

Woman accused of murdering boyfriend’s son on trial

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. — The Batesville woman accused of murdering her boyfriend’s 3-year-old son back in 2015 started trial yesterday.Jennifer Schooler, 34, was arrested in July and charged with Murder and Neglect of a Dependent Resulting in Death.Police say in August of 2015, Schooler had spanked the boy with a wooden spoon and shoved him into a coffee table on which he hit his head.Police say there was more abuse than that, as he had multiple bruises to his head, leg, buttocks, and arm, a subdural hematoma, retinal hemorrhages, rib fracture, and fractured fingers.If convicted on all charges, Schooler faces up to 65 years in prison.The trial is expected to continue through mid-week.last_img

Norman Charles Sisson

first_imgNorman Charles Sisson, age 74 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Waters of Batesville.The son of Marcus and Mary Ellen (nee: Hillman) Sisson, was born on December 27, 1942 in Indianapolis.  Norman grew up in Greensburg, IN and graduated from Greensburg High School.  He served in the US Navy from 1962-1964.  Norman married Eunice Sarringhaus-Werner on April 30, 1977.Norman was a tool and die maker for Bohn Aluminum for many years and later he worked at the Greensburg Camera Shop.    Norman was a member of the American Legion Post 271, Batesville.  Norman loved the outdoors, especially fishing and his pond.  He was a bit of a photo buff as well.  If you found him on his John Deer tractor you knew he was enjoying the day.Norman is survived by his wife, Eunice, his sister Marcia Sisson along with nieces, nephews and cousins.Visitation will be Monday, April 17, 2017 from 11am until 1pm, immediately followed by the funeral services at 1pm all at Meyers Funeral Home, in Batesville, IN.  Pastor Sean Crissman officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery, Crossroads with military graveside rites.Memorials may be given to Phi Beta Psi Sorority for Cancer Research.  Online condolences to www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.last_img read more

Suarez: Barca players have full respect for Liverpool captain Henderson

first_imgBarcelona ace, Luis Suarez, has paid tribute to Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. Suarez feels his achievements in the last year have put Henderson on a par with some of Liverpool’s great leaders of years gone by. “When he lifted the [Champions League] trophy, the dream is done but this season I [will be happy to] see him lifting the [Premier League] trophy because he is a really good person. I speak sometimes with him and I said to him, ‘You have a really good chance this season’ and he is so excited.” read also:Liverpool captain Henderson lauds Klopp leadership “We [Barcelona] watch some [Liverpool] games when we can and we see that Jordan, he is the captain from the midfield. “He speaks a lot and for his teammates this is so important, when they have confidence with the captain. For me, Jordan is one of the best captains in Liverpool’s history.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Henderson is the only Liverpool captain to win domestic, European and world crowns at the club – doing all three in the past year. Former Reds teammate Suarez told the Liverpool website: “I am so happy for him because when he arrived in Liverpool they had a not-really-good moment. “He came in from Sunderland and it’s difficult for an English player, when they come to a bigger club. “I think when he had near him Steven Gerrard, he can see how Stevie is, how he is all of Liverpool. I think the best teacher he had is Steven.”Advertisementcenter_img Loading…last_img read more

Levante prepare bid for Omeruo

first_imgRelatedPosts Omeruo welcomes second child Espanyol all but relegated after defeat by visiting Leganes Omeruo suffers fresh injury Levante is preparing a bid for Leganes defender Kenneth Omeruo.The Nigeria international signed permanently for Leganes last summer from Chelsea and has shone this season. Marca claimed Levante are in the market for a new centre-half signing and has Omeruo top of their shortlist.Leganes coughed up €5 million for Omeruo and will insist on €10 million to €11 million to sell the defender this summer.Omeruo has a contract to 2024 with Leganes and does not require a non-EU spot.Tags: Kenneth OmeruoLeganesLevantelast_img