Gem & Jam will return to Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, AZ for a second straight year on January 25 – 28, 2018. The eclectic music festival has announced its first round of headliners, including: two nights of STS9, two nights of Lettuce; Greensky Bluegrass; Railroad Earth; Emancipator and [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits, which features members of the Disco Biscuits and Break Science.Additional artists new to the lineup include: Thriftworks; Masego; Random Rab; Michal Menert; Flamingosis; John Kadlecik’s Fellowship of the Wing; Govinda; Jade Cicada; Maddy O’Neal; Saqi; Ill Esha; Charlesthefirst; Modern Measure; Bass Physics; Marvel Years; Zoogma; Blunt Force; Safis Lab; Flying Skulls; Skydyed; Kyma; Adam Joel; Electric Feel; Smokovich; Endoplasmic; The Bennu; Neon Prophet Band; Jahmontee; SuDs; M/Q; Truth Cartel and GonzoFuZe.Located on 640 acres and just 20 miles south of downtown Tucson, the Pima County Fairgrounds is surrounded by nature and resides in a desert environment, creating an expansive setting perfect for Gem & Jam. The multi-stage music and arts festival will be offering increased capacity and camping options, including: onsite RV camping with hookups, boutique camping, car camping and walk-in camping. Additionally, Gem & Jam will be expanding on its experience with world-class visuals, unique stage designs, artist galleries, live paintings, experiential installations, daytime workshops, gem and mineral vendors and much more. Head to the festival website for all of the details.More artists to be announced soon, see the initial lineup below:
Indie rock singer and guitarist Jenny Lewis has detailed her forthcoming studio effort, On The Line, due on on March 22nd via Warner Bros. Records. The former Rilo Kiley member’s follow-up studio effort to 2014’s The Voyager will include an all-star backing band, featuring Ringo Starr, Ryan Adams, Beck, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, Don Was, Jim Keltner, and more.Jenny Lewis has also shared On The Line’s first single, “Red Bull & Hennessy”, ahead of the album’s spring release. According to Setlist.FM, Lewis first debuted the song in 2015, and performed it 12 times over the next year. The song has a retro vibe to it, with twangy, classic rock guitars and hard-hitting percussion work. Listen to “Red Bull & Hennessy” below:Jenny Lewis – “Red Bull & Hennessy”[Video: Jenny Lewis]Lewis has also added a handful of summer tour dates in support of Death Cab For Cutie, including stops at Portland, ME’s Thompsons Point (6/11); Burlington, VT’s The Green at Shelburne (6/12); New Haven, CT’s College Street Music Hall (6/14); Queens, NY’s Forest Hills Stadium (6/15); Detroit, MI’s The Masonic (6/18); Toronto, ON’s Echo Beach (6/20); Cooperstown, NY’s Ommegang Brewery (6/21); and a final show at Northampton, MA’s Calvin Theatre on June 22nd.Check out the tracklist for On The Line and a list of upcoming dates below and head to Jenny Lewis’ website for ticketing and more information.On The Line Tracklist01 “Heads Gonna Roll”02 “Wasted Youth”03 “Red Bull & Hennessy”04 “Hollywood Lawn”05 “Do Si Do”06 “Dogwood”07 “Party Clown”08 “Little White Dove”09 “Taffy”10 “On The Line”11 “Rabbit Hole”View On The Line TracklistJenny Lewis 2019 Tour Dates (newly added dates bolded):2/1/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Live From Here3/26/19 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre3/27/19 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee3/29/19 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace3/30/19 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre3/31/19 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium4/2/19 – Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival4/4/19 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly4/5/19 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall4/6/19 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater4/7/19 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall4/9/19 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre4/10/19 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall4/12/19 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse4/13-14/19 – Charleston, SC – High Water Festival5/10/19 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues5/11/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium5/13/19 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre5/14/18 – Albuquerque, NM – Kimo Theatre5/16/19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre5/17/19 – Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre5/18/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room5/20/19 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom5/21/19 – Seattle, WA – The Moore5/22/19 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom5/24/19 – Napa, CA – BottleRock Festival5/25/19 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theatre5/26/19 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues6/11/19 — Portland, ME — Thompsons Point *6/12/19 — Burlington, VT — The Green at Shelburne *6/14/19 — New Haven, CT —College Street *6/15/19 — Queens, NY — Forest Hills Tennis Stadium *6/16/19 — Prescott Park Arts Festival6/18/19 — Detroit, MI — The Masonic *6/20/19 — Toronto, ON — Echo Beach *6/21/19 — Cooperstown, NY — Ommegang Brewery *6/22/19 — Northampton, MA — Calvin Theatre* Supporting Death Cab For CutieView All Tour Dates
Steely Dan has expanded their 2019 fall tour with the addition of three new dates now scheduled to take the classic rock outfit into New York and Connecticut come October and November.The three added shows include performances at the Rochester Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY (10/11); the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, NY (10/12); and Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT (11/2). The two New York performances act as the first northeast shows on the band’s 2019 concert schedule leading up to their previously-announced Boston residency at the Orpheum Theatre beginning on October 25th and continuing until November 1st.Following their performance at Mohegan Sun on November 2nd, the band will continue their northeast fall run with a few more shows in eastern Pennsylvania before wrapping in Philadelphia November 9th.Prior to the fall tour, the band will set up shop in Las Vegas for a nine-show spring residency at The Venetian set to begin later this month on April 24th and continuing until May 11th.Fans of Steely Dan can catch a very special late-night tribute their music in at Republic NOLA in New Orleans during Jazz Fest on Thursday, May 2nd (technically early-morning May 3rd). Led by musical director Joey Porter (The Motet), the lineup will feature Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power), Nate Edgar (The Nth Power), Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz), Craig Brodhead(Turkuaz), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), Josh Schwartz (Turkuaz), Greg Sanderson(Turkuaz), Chris Brouwers (Turkuaz), Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost-Note), and Bryan McNamara.For more information on the New Orleans Steely Dan tribute, head here.You can grab your tickets here.For a full list of Live For Live Music’s late-night shows during Jazz Fest, see below or head here.when L4LM’s special Steely Dan tribute show goes down at the Republic on Thursday, May 2nd. The late-night performance will feature members of Turkuaz, Motet, Snarky Puppy, and Nth Power.Grab your tickets to Live For Live Music and Nolafunk’s
R. Buckminster Fuller, the self-taught architect, inventor, and futurist who coined the term “Spaceship Earth,” entered Harvard College in the fall of 1913. But by 1915, he had been thrown out twice — he preferred the term “fired” — and never returned for a degree.His first transgression involved using all of his tuition and board money to throw a party for dancing girls in New York City. The second, he recalled decades later, was because of “lack of sustained interest.”Still, Fuller returned to Harvard in 1961 to accept the yearlong Charles Eliot Norton Professorship of Poetry. And he is returning once more, this time as the character in a one-man play at the American Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) Loeb Drama Center.“R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of the Universe,” a two-act monologue performed by A.R.T. veteran Thomas Derrah, opens Friday (Jan. 14) and runs through Feb. 5. Director D.W. Jacobs, who began the script after the centennial of Fuller’s birth in 1995, saw him lecture in 1968. “Come whenever you can,” he recalled his brother telling him. “He talks all day.”Fuller, famously effusive as a speaker, rarely interacted with his audiences. They were hard to see (the nearsighted inventor started wearing glasses at age 4) and hard to hear (Fuller’s hearing was damaged during naval service in World War I). A monologue play was a natural fit, but Jacobs had to pare Fuller’s complicated ideas into about 100 concise stories.Music and video blooms behind Derrah as the play unfolds, said Jacobs, with sights and sounds streaming “like a wake behind Bucky’s ship.”And what a ship of ideas it was. Fuller’s admirers over the years called the polymath inventor “Leonardo-like,” a “cosmic surfer,” and a “poet of technology.” He popularized the geodesic dome, invented a streamlined three-wheeled, “Dymaxion” car in the 1930s, and throughout his life was a student of structures that gave materials their invisible tensile strength.In kindergarten, Fuller constructed a tetrahedronal octet truss out of dried peas and toothpicks, a precocious episode related in the play. In 1961, he patented the same robust symmetrical structure, dubbing it the Octetruss.At Harvard, Fuller declined to concentrate in math, dismissing it as “too easy.” He turned instead to literature and political science, subjects that ended up suiting him less, and that only accelerated his boredom with conventional studies.Fuller was restless with conventional thinking even as a boy at Milton Academy. When studying Euclidian geometry, he rejected what one biographer called the “fictitious objects” that notation required. But Fuller decided to conform — until he got to Harvard.It was there that the practical summers of his boyhood clashed most with the idea of conventional studies.“He saw that people gave up their initiative as soon as they entered school,” said Jacobs of Fuller. “They are natural-born problem-solvers, up to the point we send them to school. They can ask big questions, and suddenly that all gets delegated to the teacher.”Though he liked some of his Harvard professors, Fuller was the prototype of a restless, seeking, unconventional mind. That later made him wildly popular with counterculture audiences in the 1960s, including the young Jacobs, who said his own professors rarely embraced Fuller’s trademark attraction to the interdisciplinary. “In college,” said Jacobs, “people wake up from 12 years of [conventional] education, and begin to wonder: ‘Am I really studying what I want?’ ”Leaving Harvard, Fuller resumed what he called “his real lessons.” He worked as a textile mill mechanic in Canada, hefted quarters of beef (and learned management) with meatpacker Armour and Co., and served as a line officer in the Navy — the ultimate classroom for a generalist interested in applied technology.But Harvard gave Fuller a gift beyond academics, his biographers say: a lifelong preoccupation with human welfare, and the social, technical, and economic problems that vex the modern age.Fuller believed that technology was part of the answer, and that Spaceship Earth could handle its human burden if the right solutions were in place.During the turbulent 1960s, said Jacobs in a snippet of A.R.T. video about the play, “Bucky was kind of the calm at the eye of the hurricane,” a grandfatherly figure who acknowledged that the world had big problems, but none that couldn’t be solved.“He was a great teacher, really, to the world,” said his daughter, Allegra Fuller Snyder, in the same video. The former UCLA dance and dance ethnology professor will be in Cambridge Jan. 16 for one of 12 public talks related to the play.Others scheduled in the post-performance talk series Jan. 15 to Feb. 5 are: Amy C. Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, who was once Fuller’s chief engineer (Jan. 20); Donald Ingber, director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, who discovered that living cells are structured according to the principles of Fuller’s “tensegrity architecture” (Jan. 25); the play’s production dramaturg Annie DiMario (Jan. 26 and 30); Antoine Picon, G. Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, who has written about Fuller (Jan. 29); and Derrah, who channels Fuller in the play (Feb. 5).For more on the discussions, visit “Bucky and Me.”
The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School has announced the 2011-12 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows. Supported by a generous gift from the Stanton Foundation, the fellows will spend a year in residence at the Belfer Center where they will conduct research under the auspices of the center’s International Security Program and Project on Managing the Atom. The fellowships begin in September 2011.“The Stanton Foundation has had the wisdom to understand the importance of supporting emerging talent in this critical field, and we are grateful for its continued support in providing opportunities to these outstanding young scholars,” said Steven E. Miller, director of the Belfer Center’s International Security Program.The incoming Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows:Robert L. Brown is assistant professor of political science at Temple University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on international relations theory and international security. He also manages the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation’s Public Policy and Nuclear Threats (PPNT) Program. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, after completing his dissertation in 2008 on the selective use international organizations to cooperate on threats from weapons of mass destruction. His research interests more broadly include international relations theory, international organizations, international security issues, arms control, nuclear policy and nuclear deterrence, and sovereignty issues. He holds an M.A. from the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is writing a book on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s role in the nuclear nonproliferation regime.James Platte is a Ph.D. candidate in international relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His academic background includes a B.S. and M.S. in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.A. in science, technology, and public policy from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He will be a predoctoral fellow and will continue dissertation research that focuses on national nuclear fuel cycle policy decision-making.Wilfred Wan is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of California, Irvine. His dissertation, tentatively titled “Through the Lens of Institutional Theory: Change and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime,” considers the sources, loci, and modalities of change within that security institution. He was a 2010-11 Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation Dissertation Fellow.
On April 15 the members of the council met with the president and asked and answered questions as representatives of the faculty. They also heard a preliminary report from the General Education Review Committee. The council next meets on April 29. The preliminary deadline for the May 5 meeting of the faculty is April 21 at noon.
River Road Holdings, LLC announced today the addition of a new title to its family of regional niche periodicals. Vermont Sports Today (circulation 10,400) is a monthly publication for individuals with a hunger for outdoor sports, recreation, and physical fitness. The magazine’s editorial focus includes alpine, cross-country and telemark skiing, canoeing and kayaking, road and mountain biking, hiking and backpacking, in-line skating, running, snowboarding, snowshoeing, triathlon, and duathlon in the Green Mountain State and Northern New England. Reviews of gear and products for outdoor enthusiasts, a lengthy calendar of sports events throughout the state, monthly athlete profiles, and race results are standard features of the publication.Editorial and advertising offices for Vermont Sports Today will remain in Waterbury Vermont. Former Owner, Publisher, and Editor, Kate Carter will remain at Vermont Sports Today as Managing Editor. Advertising sales for the magazine will continue to be handled by Ellie Tobin. Production and operations for the magazine will be relocated to River Road Holdings’ headquarters in Hanover, New Hampshire.“When I started Vermont Sports Today in 1990, my dream was to produce a first-rate publication for people who enjoy individual aerobic sports and believe in a healthy lifestyle. I am thrilled that the talented staff at River Road Holdings is taking over and confident they will continue the tradition of publishing a quality sports publication we can all be proud of,” says Carter.Chris Blau, President and Publisher at River Road Holdings, LLC added “Vermont Sports Today’s loyal readership and excellent content for sports enthusiasts was a major draw for us in acquiring the publication. Long-term, we see affinities between Vermont Sports Today and our current holdings which will benefit our advertisers and improve readership experiences. We are especially excited to have Kate and Ellie join our team as we continue to grow our business.”In addition to Vermont Sports Today, the River Road Holdings, LLC publishes The Upper Valley Parents’ Paper, The Quechee Times, and The Norwich Times.
Employers Receive Awards for Wellness at WorkBurlington A record 48 Vermont work sites received awards this month for their work site wellness programs. The awards, given annually by the Vermont Governors Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, honor employers that support staff access to physical fitness activities and promote good health on and off the job. The council and Governor Jim Douglas presented the awards at a Work Site Wellness Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington on October 7.Employers applications were grouped by number of employees and then rated on 28 factors, including incentives to motivate behavior change, senior level support, demonstrable return on investment and whether programs are offered to employees families. Reviewers compared total scores to determine award levels. Gold, silver, bronze and recognition awards identify the relative ranking of work sites within size categories. Gold Standard awards distinguish work sites that received Gold awards in 2007 and again received an outstanding overall rating. Some categories had so many competitors that multiple awards were given, while other categories had too few to give all award levels.The awards were given as follows.1-25 EmployeesGOLD STANDARD, GOLD, SILVER: none givenBRONZE:” Rutland Housing AuthorityRECOGNITION:” Otter Creek Conservation District26-75 EmployeesGOLD STANDARD:” Milton CATGOLD:” Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT)SILVER:” Stantec, North Springfield” Stantec, South BurlingtonBRONZE:” Vermont Housing Finance AgencyRECOGNITION:” Burlington Schools Food Service” Town of Milton, Vermont76-150 EmployeesGOLD STANDARD: none givenGOLD:” Ben & JerrySILVER:” Rhino FoodsBRONZE:” Peoples Trust Company of St. AlbansRECOGNITION:” Cathedral Square Corporation” Huber + Suhner North America” Northfield Savings Bank” Rock-Tenn Company: Missisquoi Mill” Town of Colchester” Town of Hartford151-500 EmployeesGOLD STANDARD:” Community Care Network / Rutland Mental Health Services” Engelberth Construction, Inc.” The Vermont Country StoreGOLD:” Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont” Franklin County Home Health Agency, Inc.SILVER:” Green Mountain Power” Trapp Family LodgeBRONZE:” Husky Injection Molding Systems” Mack Molding CompanyRECOGNITION:” America’s Gardening Resource, Inc.” Brattleboro Retreat” Champlain College” General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products” Greater Burlington YMCA” Northeast Kingdom Human Services, Inc.” Northwestern Counseling & Support Services, Inc.” Simon Pearce, US” Tivoly Inc” Vermont Composites, Inc.501-999 EmployeesGOLD STANDARD:” Northwestern Medical CenterGOLD:” Goodrich Corp, Fuel & Utility SystemsSILVER:” Green Mountain Coffee RoastersBRONZE: none givenRECOGNITION:” Dept. of Exercise Science & Dept. of Intramurals, Lyndon State College” National Life Group1000+ EmployeesGOLD STANDARD:” Vermont Automobile Dealers AssociationGOLD:” Hannaford Bros. Co.SILVER:” Fletcher Allen Health Care” Rutland Regional Health Services (Rutland Regional Medical Center)BRONZE:” IBM BurlingtonSPECIAL RECOGNITION:” State of Vermont, Dept of Human Resources, Division of Workforce Development and WellnessThe Vermont Governors Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is a physical activity promotion and advocacy group comprised of volunteers appointed by the Governor and representing a broad spectrum of Vermonters. The objectives of the council, defined in the legislation passed in 1986, include: Developing and coordinating services and programs of physical fitness for the people of Vermont; sponsoring physical fitness and sports workshops, clinics and conferences; and giving recognition to outstanding developments and achievements in physical fitness and sports.###
Pete Buttigieg narrowly won Iowa’s Democratic presidential caucuses on Thursday after a long delay in releasing the results, reshaping the 2020 race and raising doubts about the future of one-time front-runner Joe Biden, who finished a disappointing fourth.In the first contest in the race to pick a challenger to Republican President Donald Trump for the November election, the moderate 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, edged out progressive Senator Bernie Sanders 26.2% to 26.1%, the Iowa Democratic Party said.US Senator Elizabeth Warren finished third with 18% of state-delegate equivalents, the data traditionally used to determine the winner, while Biden limped to a disappointing fourth with 15.8%. US Senator Amy Klobuchar finished fifth with 12.3%. Topics :
LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Linkedin Facebook The government is tightening its criteria for which industries are eligible to receive cheap natural gas as the incentive, which will be launched on April 1, is expected to put further strain on the state budget.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has emphasized that industries eligible to receive cheap gas must be able to “add value to our economy” by creating jobs, boosting investment, improving productivity and increasing tax collection.These industries may buy natural gas at US$6 per million British thermal units (mmbtu), which is below the market average of over $8 per mmbtu.“I need to remind you to really, really verify and evaluate the industries receiving the incentive,” said Jokowi during a live-broadcast meeting with several ministers in Jakarta on Wednesday.Read also: ‘We were hopeless’: Industries cheer plans to low… Indonesia Jokowi gas-incentive industries selection Energy-Mineral-Resources-Ministry industry-ministry Sri-Mulyani-Indrawati Forgot Password ? Topics : Google