Umphrey’s McGee Announces Spring Tour Dates With BIG Something

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee just never seems to stop! The band already had a full slate of 2017 tour dates, but they’ve gone ahead and added 11 more throughout late March into April.The band has added three nights of fun at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee from March 30th through April 1st, including opening support from Midwestern jam group Earphorik on the 30th. They’ll pick back up on April 19th in Tulsa, and keep on rocking through April 29th in St. Augustine, FL. Joining the band on the April run will be NC-based jam group BIG Something, who continue to make waves with their unique sonic expressions. The April run also includes four nights at four venues in Florida, treating the Southern fans to some sweet jam rock n’ roll.The dates come between scheduled West Coast dates and the band’s summer plans, which so far include Summer Camp, Lockn’ and three nights at Red Rocks. You can see the new tour dates, below.The band’s full tour schedule can be viewed here. Tickets for the new dates go on sale tomorrow, January 11th, and all info can be found on Umphrey’s McGee’s website.Umphrey’s McGee 2017 Tour DatesJanuary 13th, 14th & 15th – The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GAJanuary 20th and 21st – The National, Richmond, VA*January 22nd – Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, PAJanuary 26th – College St. Music Hall, New Haven, CT**January 27th – State Theatre, Portland, ME**January 28th – Palace Theatre, Albany, NY**January 29th – Anthology, Rochester, NY**February 3rd & 4th – The Fillmore, Detroit, MI*February 17th & 18th – Exploreasheville.com Arena, Asheville, NC^February 19th – The Orange Peel, Asheville, NCMarch 1st & 2nd – The Hive, Sandpoint, IDMarch 3rd & 4th – The Wilma, Missoula, MT#March 9th – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UTMarch 10th – Montbleu Theater, Stateline, NV*March 11th – Fox Theater, Oakland, CA*March 12th – Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA*March 16th – Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ*March 17th – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV*March 18th – The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA*March 19th – The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA*March 30th-April 1st – Riverside Theater, Milwaukee WI***April 19th – Cain’s Ballroom, Tulsa, OK^^April 20th – Stubb’s, Austin, TX^^April 21st – The Orpheum, New Orleans, LA^^April 22nd – House of Blues, Dallas, TX^^April 26th – Jannus Live, St. Petersburg, FL^^April 27th – House of Blues, Orlando, FL ^^April 28th – The Fillmore, Miami Beach, FL ^^April 29th – St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, FL^^May 26th-28th – Summer Camp Music Festival, Chillicothe, ILJune 30th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, [email protected] 30th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO%June 30th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO&August 24th-27th – LOCKN’ Music Festival, Arrington, VA* w/ Special Guest Spafford** w/ Special Guests Joshua Redman & Spafford^ w/ Special Guest Greensky Bluegrass*** w/ Special Guest Earphorik on 3/30^^ w/ Special Guest BIG Something# w/ Special Guest [email protected] w/ Special Guest Stick Figure% w/ Special Guests Snarky Puppy and Bokante& w/ Special Guest Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakerslast_img read more

The Social Network of Machines, Software-Defined Storage, & the Data Protection Continuum

first_imgThe Second Machine Age is redefining our relationship with technology. From healthcare to transportation, our lives will be nearly unrecognizable to our children. Underlying this change is the next generation of the social network: a Social Network of Machines. This Social Network of Machines will be a vast infrastructure built on the Third Platform (i.e. mobile, big data, social, cloud) and fueled by near-ubiquitous metadata about machines and humans.In this two part series, we’ll first examine what technology drives the Second Machine Age. Then we will explore how we can avoid an “Accidental Architecture” on a global scale.The Second Machine Age will insinuate technology into the most personal aspects of our lives. Many people already use devices to track and analyze their vital statistics – the metadata of the human operating system. Self-driving cars will obsolete automobile driving and track our every movement – the metadata of personal movement. While these changes should help reduce fatalities and increase our quality of life, they also pose a threat to privacy, freedom, and security.The Second Machine Age will create a vast Social Network of Machines. The “Internet of Things” is merely an interim step. Just as people were once content to simply “surf the Web,” so we are content to simply have machines send their metadata (e.g., telemetry and status) to central repositories. However, just as social networking like Facebook and Twitter brought the Internet to life, social networking between machines will transform passive data collection into a thriving ecosystem. Machines will begin to dynamically and automatically make decisions without human involvement. Even more, as the machines correlate their metadata with human metadata… today’s intelligent, automatic advertising placement will look like Stone Age technology.Metadata about humans and machines will enable the Social Network of Machines. Software needs input to make decisions; otherwise the command prompt will blink for eternity. To make complex decisions, software needs vast amounts of diverse information – the kind that is available when every device shares its status (e.g., environmental conditions, performance, usage pattern). To then extend those decisions to people, it needs information about us. And while people often worry that machines will plumb their innermost thoughts and dreams, they don’t need to. Human metadata like your health statistics (e.g., heart rate, blood pressure, sleep patterns), location, and behaviors (e.g., text/email/social media/phone call targets, media access patterns, credit card charges) are sufficient. In short, the kind of information that is already available about both your machines and you.The Third Platform will deliver the Social Network of Machines. The explosion of mobile devices and connectivity enable the network to reach into every corner of your life. Big Data provides the power to analyze and make decisions at an epic scale; social creates the connections between machines and people; and cloud delivers the dynamically configurable physical resources to transform theory into reality.The Social Network of Machines will infuse (some may say invade) virtually every aspect of our lives. And whether you are enthusiastic about this new world or you feel trepidation, there are two questions that you have to ask:How do you make sure that the Social Network of Machines remains available and functional in the face of malicious (security attacks) or non-malicious (error, malfunction, natural disaster) threats?How do you make sure that the Social Network of Machines treats our personal metadata with the security that we demand?In our next post, we will explore these questions, and how their answers intersect with the world of data protection and software-defined storage. The Social Network of Machines is changing the world and ushering in The Second Machine Age. It would be comforting to be ready for it. It is absolutely critical, however, that we ensure that it is ready for us.The concept of “The Second Machine Age” comes from Andrew McAfee and Eric Brynjolfsson at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as expressed in their recently published work The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies.last_img read more

Sara Bareilles Will Release Waitress Concept Album Before B’way

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 Star Files This is great news for all those who couldn’t get to the American Repertory Theater to check out what the Broadway-bound Waitress was serving up! Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, who wrote the score for the tuner, will release a concept album entitled What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the record will drop this fall, with the first single, ““She Used to Be Mine,” available via digital retailers on September 25.Waitress will complete its run in Boston on September 27 and is scheduled to begin previews on the Great White Way in March 2016, officially opening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in April. Based on the 2007 film by the late Adrienne Shelly, Waitress follows Jenna, a pregnant waitress in the south trapped in an abusive marriage and looking for a happy ending. She finds relief—and potentially that happy ending—by making creatively titled pies and forming a romance with an unlikely newcomer.We’re still waiting for official casting for the Broadway engagement; the ART production stars Tony winner Jessie Mueller, along with Keala Settle, Jeanna de Waal, Eric Anderson, Joe Tippett and Drew Gehling. Sara Bareilles Related Shows View Comments Waitresslast_img read more

Dimitri Kleioris Steps Center Stage in An American in Paris

first_img An American in Paris View Comments Dimitri Kleioris in ‘An American in Paris'(Photo: Matthew Murphy) Well, we know that Dimitri Kleioris has got rhythm! Garen Scribner’s alternate in the Broadway production of An American in Paris will officially step center stage as Jerry Mulligan on July 19; Scribner has departed the musical to headline the national tour later this year. The Main Stem incarnation is running at the Palace Theatre through January 1, 2017.Kleioris, a dancer with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, can be seen on the Starz series Flesh and Bone.Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, the tuner tells the tale of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.An American in Paris features music by George and Ira Gershwin with a book by Craig Lucas. The show includes the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “‘S Wonderful,” “But Not For Me,” “Stairway to Paradise,” “Our Love Is Here To Stay,” “They Can’t Take That Away” and orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “2nd Prelude,” “2nd Rhapsody” and “An American In Paris.” The score has been adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher.The Broadway company currently also includes Leanne Cope, Veanne Cox, Jill Paice, Brandon Uranowitz and Max von Essen.center_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 9, 2016last_img read more

Vermont Families Now Eligible for Discounts on At-Home Weight Loss Services

first_imgVERMONT FAMILIES NOW ELIGIBLE FOR DISCOUNTS ON AT-HOME WEIGHT LOSS SERVICESBerlin — Easy, at-home weight loss services are now available to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont members and their families, company officials have announced.The states largest health plan will include a popular Jenny Craig® program in its new BlueExtras non-benefit discount program. BlueExtras offers discounts on services not normally covered by health insurance benefits to members and their families, even if family members are not enrolled in the health plan.Jenny Direct offers personal, one-on-one support through convenient and private weekly phone consultations. Jenny Direct is based on the three factors of healthy eating: balance, variety and moderation. The program delivers healthy, delicious balanced meals selected from more than 75 menu items to the participants door.Throughout the Jenny Direct Program, a consultant provides weight loss advice for weight maintenance. Support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.The Jenny Direct weight loss services have been added to a growing list of offerings in BlueExtras, including hearing care services and a discount booklet offering savings at many Vermont health-related businesses. BlueExtras is available at no extra cost to plan members, according to Kevin Goddard, Vice President of Marketing and External Affairs at the states largest private health insurer.Were excited to be able to open the door to these programs for thousands of Vermonters by offering discounts for their services, Goddard explained. The BlueExtras program provides real savings as well as incentives to participate in these health improvement services. Were very pleased to include a Jenny Craig® program in our growing selection.Through the weekly calls with our consultants, Vermonters will learn new skills and habits for lasting change, said Lisa Talamini, senior registered dietician and director of program development and nutrition at Jenny Craig. And unlike other fad diets, the variety of our food options provides a mix of balanced meals that are created by dietitians and culinary experts. With more than 75 tasty menu items such as Pasta Fagioli and Island Style Chicken, our clients will never get bored with the same old food.Membership with BCBSVT will enable members and their families to take advantage of a free 30-day Jenny Direct program and 50 percent off the full price of a Gold or Platinum Membership after the trial period.Jenny Craig, Inc. is one of the largest weight management service companies in the world. The company offers a proven, comprehensive program that, through sound nutrition and simple activity, helps clients achieve the balance necessary for optimal weight loss and personal well-being. The company provides services to more than 90,000 people at any given time and thousands of customers are currently enrolled through Jenny Direct. Jenny Craig serves 80 million servings of food world wide each year. Jenny Craig has provided services to more than 4.5 million clients worldwide since 1983.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s oldest and largest private health insurer, providing coverage for about 180,000 Vermonters. It employs over 350 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and branch office in Williston, and offers group and individual health plans to Vermonters. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com(link is external). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.last_img read more

Three Named to Cathedral Square Corporation Board

first_imgCathedral Square Corporation, celebrating 30 years of service to Vermonters, is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Smith, Marvin Klikunas, M.D. and Paul Van de Graaf to its Board of Directors. Cathedral Square welcomes the expertise each of the new directors brings to its Board.Charles P. Smith is currently President and CEO of The Snelling Center for Government. Previously, he served in the Douglas Administration as Secretary to the Agency of Human Services and Secretary of Administration.Dr. Klikunas is an Assistant Professor at UVM College of Medicine and specializes in geriatrics.Paul Van de Graaf, Esq., is a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, having served in this capacity for 20 years in Philadelphia and Vermont.Cathedral Square Corporation (CSC) is an award-winning non-profit developer and manager of affordable housing and services for older Vermonters and individuals with disabilities. With over 22 properties and independent living apartments for more than 900 people, CSC is a leader in the affordable housing field.CSC is proud to be an American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) Quality First participant and an equal opportunity employer and housing provider.last_img read more

Run for the Dream

first_imgRace DetailsWhen: June 1-2, 2013Where: Williamsburg, Va.What: 8K, half marathon, kids fun run, half marathon relayStart time: 8amRace size: BoutiqueWebsite: http://www.runforachievabledream.com/Third Annual Run for the Dream, Williamsburg, VA, June1-2, 2013 Run for the Dream is a great opportunity to compete in a boutique race in a unique historic setting. The race has something for everyone. It includes an 8K Run/Walk, the 2013 USA Masters 8km National Championship, and a Kids Fun Run. It also includes a Half Marathon and new this year, a Half Marathon Relay.The course winds through beautiful Colonial Williamsburg, along quaint streets and the scenic James River, and when you cross the finish line you do it in style in William & Mary’s football stadium. It makes for a great photo finish. Race management is Dave McGillivray and the DMSE team.The race offers great value. Every year the first 3,000 registrants receive a free $70 ticket and $15 food voucher to Busch Gardens and a $40 ticket to Colonial Williamsburg. After the race, celebrate at the post-race party with delicious BBQ and libations, live music and more.This year, our new race director Kelly Baker, has put her personal touch to some cool new swag with a redesigned tee shirt, upgraded finisher’s medals and a new goodie bag.Run for the Dream benefits An Achievable Dream a nationally recognized K-12 school in Newport News, Virginia and Wounded Warrior Programs. Proceeds go to the participating organizations that include Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, Disabled Sports USA and Paralyzed Veterans Racing.Race ContactKelly [email protected](757) 599-9472last_img read more

Inside Marketing: 6 free tools to help your credit union’s media efforts

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Sites and apps to help you design, curate content, tweet, monitor mentions and connect with reporters.by: Mike LawsonIt’s no secret that credit unions have been receiving some mighty fine press the past couple of years – due in part to consumers’ growing distaste for banks. But aside from that, it didn’t just happen by itself. Credit unions have performed well, getting their names in the news consistently–even on bigger networks like CNN, MSNBC, Fox, etc.How can credit union marketers keep this momentum going in 2015 – and then some? Consistent pitches delivering educational and compelling messages that solve a persistent problem are key. Certain tools can help marketers maintain or even exceed 2014’s performance.Check out these six, which can greatly assist any credit union marketer’s ventures to garner increased media coverage in 2015.1. Canva — Canva is a relatively new design tool that has received rave reviews from marketers in many industries. It gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into cool designs. You can create designs for Web or print – including blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and a bunch more. It’s a tool that makes design simple for everyone. And, best of all, Canva is free to use. continue reading »last_img read more

Does size really matter?

first_img 82SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Scott Butterfield We are fortunate to work with credit unions of all shapes and sizes. At YCUP, we collaborate with smaller credit unions that are vibrant, growing, and very relevant. We also interact with smaller credit unions that are not thriving and desperately trying to find a viable way forward. Similarly, we work with larger credit unions in both categories: functional and high performing, and dysfunctional, siloed organizations limited from their fuller potential. When it comes to organizational dysfunction, size doesn’t matter. But leadership and culture do. Regardless of a credit union’s size, great leaders find opportunities and develop and nurture a culture where their teams willingly (passionately) join them in the pursuit of great opportunities that result in vitality and relevance.We’re all smallAs of March 31, 2019, CUNA’s National Profile Reports reflect combined credit union assets totaling $1.5 Trillion. Those are the assets of all 5,500 credit unions combined. Only 318 (6 percent) of credit unions have assets of more than $1 billion, and 3,816 (70 percent) have less than $100 million. Compare that to the size of JPMorgan Chase Bank at $2.1 Trillion, Bank of America’s $1.8 Trillion, and Wells Fargo Bank at $1.7 Trillion. Credit union leaders who are overly confident in the asset size of their credit unions need to consider that when it comes to competing for the consumer’s wallet, these behemoths are the financial institutions setting the pace for delivery channels and technology. In 2018 alone, Chase invested approximately $11 billion in technology. I wonder how any of us can “keep up” with these monoliths. Large credit unions should think less about how large they are in comparison to other credit unions and focus on whether they have the culture that will support the innovation and adaptability required to remain relevant in their markets. Smaller credit unions need to worry less about the large credit union they compete with in their market and focus on how they can find a niche where they can compete and win. Believe me when I say there are niche opportunities in every community.Having said that…I do believe all credit unions, regardless of size, should consistently grow at a safe level to ensure they can generate the earnings needed to compete in their niche market, keep up (as quickly as they can) with technology, and recruit and retain the human resources needed for today and tomorrow. When I look ahead five years and longer, I see significant investment coming for credit unions of all sizes, especially for technology and talent. While we’re not-for-profit cooperatives, strong earnings will be needed in the future to differentiate and effectively compete.There is a race to scale, especially among credit unions in the $500M-$1B asset range – usually among credit unions located in very competitive markets. I know we’re not supposed to talk about credit unions competing, but it’s a reality whenever you have a Field of Membership overlap among large community credit unions. The larger the credit union, the more likely it is to have a mass target market similar to the other credit unions in the area. It’s generally different competing with banks with balance sheets less dominated with consumer loans. When it comes to consumer loans, it’s usually credit union versus credit union. When there is very little differentiation among competitors, size does matter, and mid-sized credit unions want scale to compete (and win).Why it mattersThere are some enormous egos in credit union land. I believe some of these egos are overly inflated by the idea that they are big fish in small ponds. We need to remember that credit unions are all small fish swimming in a very large ocean. Rather than focusing on asset size, let’s focus on how effective we are as leaders in creating the best cultures, regardless of credit union size, and supporting relevance, member impact, community service, growth, revenue, and becoming clearly different and better organizations. Finally, let’s remember the sixth international cooperative principle of “cooperation among cooperatives” and find ways to collaborate and work better together. Now that’s big! Scott is the Principal of Your Credit Union Partner, PLLC.Your Credit Union Partner (YCUP) is a trusted advisor to the leaders of more than 100 credit unions located throughout … Web: www.yourcupartner.org Detailslast_img read more

Carwiz is now also present in the Czech Republic via a franchise network

first_imgCar rental Carwiz continues to expand despite the extremely difficult situation in the car rental industry. The branches are located at the busiest airports in the Czech Republic, and despite the pandemic, Carwiz rent a car continued to support franchise partners and customers, thus re-establishing itself as an excellent strategist whose decisions are based on strategic communication and business planning.   Thus, through the franchise network, Carwiz is opening its first branches in the Czech Republic, more precisely in two airports, Prague Airport Vaclav Havel and Leoš Janáček Ostrava. “Although we started our business at a time of one of the world’s biggest crises in which the car rental industry was particularly affected, we are convinced that success will not be lacking. The strong brand strategy, visual identity and support we receive on a daily basis from the central unit of Carwiz indicate to us that this is the beginning of a successful collaboration.”, added Erik Rajohnson, owner of the Carwiz Czech Republic franchise.center_img Carwiz rent a car is a Croatian company which, after opening its first branches on the Croatian market, soon set out to conquer the world through a franchise business model. In just one year, global success has been achieved, resulting in an extensive franchise network on as many as four continents and a presence in 20 countries and more than 60 branches. Under the auspices of entrepreneur Erik Rajohnson Carwiz, the Czech Republic is opening two branches in its first year of operation, in Prague and Ostrava.last_img read more