Buddy Guy Invites 13-Year-Old Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer To Play With Him In NYC [Watch]

first_imgOn Wednesday, July 20th, 2016, Buddy Guy performed at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, with support from Jeff Beck. Young guitarist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer was in the crowd, taking a night off from his School of Rock The Musical gig, and enjoying the evening with two of his favorite musicians. Niederauer has played with the majority of his idols, from Gregg Allman to Warren Haynes, and George Clinton to Gary Clark Jr., among others, though he’s never played with Mr. Guy before.As Buddy roamed the audience on a wireless microphone, as he does, he passed by the teenage guitar phenom, handed him a guitar pick, and said “strum,” to which Niederauer responded, “I can play.” The next thing you know, ten minutes later, Taz was up on the stage, strapped into one of Buddy guitars and playing the blues alongside one of the greatest living legends of our time as he looked on in amazement.Watch as the two go back and forth trading melodies in the video below:Buddy Guy Jams with Brandon “Taz” Niederauer – 7/20/16[Video: Rock, Roots, & Blues – Live!]last_img read more

Full Audio From Twiddle’s Opener At The Capitol Theatre Has Emerged [Listen]

first_imgVermont jam band Twiddle spent the weekend at the historic Capitol Theatre, treating fans to back-to-back doses of their reggae-tinged jam rock. The band has been on a real tear in 2016, taking their improvisations deeper than ever in fun-filled live showings. The two night run at the Cap was no exception!The first night of the show featured a hearty helping of Twiddle’s original music, including well-known tracks like “Daydream Farmer” and “Jamflowman”. There were some fun jam antics during “Dr. Remidi’s Melodium” as well, and members of the opening band, RAQ, chimed in to support throughout the show. Keyboardist Todd Stoops would sit in on “FRENDS Theme”, and he returned with Chris Michetti and Scotty Zwang for the encore of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird.”Fortunately, thanks to taperchris, we can listen to the full audio from this wonderful show. Tune in below!last_img

String Cheese Incident Debuts Original, Welcomes GRiZ, Glitch Mob, Cory Henry, Xavier Rudd, & More

first_imgThe String Cheese Incident is in the midst of hosting the first weekend of their beloved, fan-favorite music festival, Electric Forest, currently, which takes place each year in Rothbury, Michigan. The festival—though increasingly more electronic than the band that founded it—is one of the most popular music festivals in the country, in part due to its sprawling lineup of major players from the live music scene.On Friday night, String Cheese Incident performed a headlining show at Electric Forest and held nothing back in making sure it was a night to remember. For the first set on the night, the band offered up a number of fan-favorites, opening with two songs off 2001’s Outside Inside: title track “Outside and Inside”, which was followed up by the second song on the album, “Joyful Sound”. After an extended transition into “Rumble”, the band offered up “You’ve Got The World” before debuting a brand-new song, “Manga”.As percussionist Jason Hann explained on Facebook,“Manga” [is] the last name of incredible Cameroonian musician Andre Manga. He played bass on Paul Simon’s “Rhythm of the Saints” record. I was in his band when I first got to Los Angeles around 1998. I learned so much during that time. He’s also an awesome producer and he had me record on a bunch of projects of famous African musicians like Soukous Stars, Andre Marie Tala, and Prince Eyongo. It’s pronounced “Mahn-gah”… I played [“Manga”] when I put together the band Rhythmatronix, which Andre played in. I was so stoked he wanted to play in this group I put together. I wrote that to say “thanks.”On other note. In Cameroon, the popular music there is called “Bikutsi” and “Makossa”. “Manga” starts with a type of groove that I could picture Andre making up that doesn’t have a name, and then it goes into a style of music called “Soukous” – which is the popular music from the Congo. I was in a 9 piece Soukous band called Bitoto (rhymes with EOTO by coincidence) when I lived in San Diego in 1990—fronted by 2 singers from Congo, 1 singer from Kenya, and 1 singer from Rwanda. We all learned to write that style of music together, and that was a huge piece of my musical education.Hann also added that he would love for Andre Manga to sit in with String Cheese Incident at some point in the future, though Manga still resides in Cameroon most of the time.From there, the group laid out renditions of originals “Believe”, “Song In My Head”, and “Rollover”, plus a take on REM‘s “Superman”. While the first set of the day saw more traditional String Cheese fare for fans, the explosive nighttime performance featured an all-star cast of collaborators who sat in throughout set two and performed a range of unexpected covers.A crowd-pleasing rendition of original “Miss Brown’s Teahouse” opened the set, which sandwiched a take on Herbie Hancock’s “Chameleon” featuring the famed DJ and saxophonist GRiZ. An Everyone Orchestra jam came next, led by the technicolor conductor himself, Matt Butler, before the Shook Twins came out for a cover of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” led in by “Sirens”.String Cheese Incident with GRiZ > Everyone Orchestra JamString Cheese Incident with Shook Twins – “Sweet Dreams”For Bob Marley’s “Exodus”, the band welcomed Xavier Rudd and Kevin Donohue of SunSquabi. “Valley of the Jig” moved into a take on Michael Jackson’s “Workin’ Day and Night”, which featured Cory Henry and Natalie Cressman. To close out the show, after “Rosie”, String Cheese Incident ended their second set of the day with The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” featuring The Glitch Mob and Matt Quinn of Mt. Joy.String Cheese Incident with The Glitch Mob & Matt Quinn – “Seven Nation Army” Setlist: String Cheese Incident | Electric Forest | Rothbury, MI | 6/22/2018Set One: Outside and Inside, Joyful Sound > Rumble, You’ve Got The World, Manga%, Believe, Song In My Head > Rollover > Superman* > RolloverSet Two: Miss Browns Teahouse$ > Chameleon$ > Miss Browns Teahouse$, Everyone Orchestra Jam~, Sirens# > Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)#, [email protected], Valley of the Jig > Workin’ Day and Night^, Rosie, Seven Nation Army&% = SCI original, debut* = REM cover~ = w/ Matt Butler$ = Herbie Hancock, w/ GRiZ# = Eurythmics w/ Shook [email protected] = Bob Marley w/ Xavier Rudd, Kevin Donohue (SunSquabi)^ = Michael Jackson w/ Cory Henry & Natalie Cressman& = White Stripes w/ The Glitch Mob & Matt Quinn (Mt. Joy)last_img read more

Video! See Sierra Boggess & Tyne Daly Sing from It Shoulda Been You

first_img“Perfect” View Comments Sierra Boggess Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 9, 2015 It Shoulda Been You The new musical comedy It Shoulda Been You explores the hilarity and hijinx over a 24-hour period before a big wedding. In these two songs by composer Barbara Anselmi from a press event for the show, you’ll meet two onstage pair-ups: siblings Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard, and mother-of-the-bride Tyne Daly and mother-of-the-groom Harriet Harris. Also featured is Tony nominee Montego Glover as one of Boggess’ maids of honor. Related Shows “Nice”last_img

New SOUTHCOM-Sponsored Mapping Capability Software to be Tested in Honduras

first_img The development of ROGUE is part of a two-year JCTD program funded by the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Rapid Fielding. It allows the U.S. Department of Defense to try out transformational technologies for acquisition decisions. During this two-year period, ROGUE will go through two operational demonstrations. This demonstration will allow COPECO to use ROGUE’s information sharing and decision support capabilities to exercise its management and coordination of emergency response, first in a simulated scenario, and then in support of Honduras’s Independence Day parade. One of the biggest problems faced by troops and other crisis responders deployed to Haiti following the devastating earthquake that hit the capital, Port-au-Prince, in January 2010, was not the lack of humanitarian aid, but the lack of understanding of the situation, the particulars of the various actors involved, their capabilities and the status of their efforts. Tons and tons of rice, bottled water, and other goods were occasionally sent to regions of the country that did not need it. To complete the task at hand, SOUTHCOM’s J72 teamed up with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Mississippi, and the Pacific Disaster Center in Hawaii to develop the technology, while Honduras’s Permanent Contingency Commission (COPECO) agreed to facilitate the evaluation of the tool’s utility during the first operational demonstration of ROGUE. It quickly became apparent to the United States and its Partner Nations that current, complete and reliable information was necessary in order to improve the collective response to natural disasters. “Western Hemisphere nations worked together to provide much-needed help, but lacked an effective way to collaborate in real-time and focus efforts where they were most needed,” declared then U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta during the X Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Punta del Este, Uruguay, on October 8, 2012. The software was built so that anybody can find the information. If you download the mobile application then you can individually snip that information to a service somewhere. “Anybody can submit information much like social media, or you can restrict it to avoid unwanted participants, who are there just to play. You develop those trees of interest and a relationship, then you can open or close it to the folks who are allowed to participate based on your ability to trust their data,” said Donald Jones, Operational Manager of the ROGUE program at SOUTHCOM. By Dialogo September 12, 2013 “The ability to have good maps at the tactical level is very important, and we have limited capability in some geographical areas right now,” says Juan Hurtado, SOUTHCOM’s Science Advisor and head of the Command’s Science, Technology and Experimentation Division. “What ROGUE will do is give you the capability to see the conditions of a road, a bridge or a hospital, for instance, immediately after a disaster happens, almost in real time, via a mobile device. Think about the new mapping capability available for identifying where everybody is, where logistic, medical and food distribution centers are…You will be able to see all these locations popping up in a coordinated manner on the Internet, via the Pacific Disaster Center.” For the first one, which will take place in Tegucigalpa and Soto Cano Air Base from 12 to 15 September, SOUTHCOM partnered with COPECO. Both organizations have worked together before in other successful projects, such as PEAK, a modular system designed to provide disaster response teams with sustainable, essential services, such as potable water, communications and electricity. ROGUE is a Web-based application that allows information sharing of geospatial data (mapped information) by geographically dispersed participants for the purpose of improved shared situational awareness and decision making. ROGUE’s capabilities have direct applications in the coordination of activities during complex operations. ROGUE was built on open source, open standard software, which ensures utmost compatibility with other systems and facilitates data sharing among a wide array of potential users. To that end, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, through its Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) Program, invested to create a software tool known as Rapid Open Geospatial User-driven Enterprise (ROGUE). The Science, Technology and Experimentation Division (J72) at the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) became partner in this endeavor. The global response following the Haiti earthquake can be best characterized as a “complex operation”, one involving many types of needs, suffered by a very large number of people, spread out over a vast region, and being responded to by a wide range of organizations and individual actors. Upon the completion of the program, ROGUE will be integrated with the existing Pacific Disaster Center’s map-based situational awareness platform and the U.S. Department of State’s Humanitarian Information Unit. This integration will allow governmental and non-governmental partners to plan, analyze and collaborate during foreign humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations by using dynamic map data. Another key participant in this demonstration is Joint Task Force-Bravo, which will connect to the ROGUE server remotely to collaborate with COPECO during the response to a simulated stadium collapse in which, hypothetically, Honduran and American citizens become injured as a result of the accident. Every year, COPECO supports this event by working with emergency management centers, police stations, fire departments and medical facilities. This time, the company will use ROGUE to capture and share geospatially-tagged data and pictures that will be sent from mobile devices to the command center at COPECO. This information will facilitate the decision-making process based on a clear view of the situation in the field. last_img read more

Lawyer’s dream to build a camp for kids nears reality

first_imgLawyer’s dream to build a camp for kids nears reality July 15, 2000 Regular News Lawyer’s dream to build a camp for kids nears reality It won’t be long before sick and disabled children in Manatee County will have an opportunity to fish, hike and tell ghost stories around the camp fire, thanks the efforts of Bradenton lawyer Edwin T. Mulock. Mulock is on pace to open his not-for-profit Dream Oaks S.W.A.M.P. campground in eastern Manatee County next summer. Building a camp for terminally ill and disabled children has been a dream of Mulock’s since he met many seriously ill children while he was preparing to receive a heart transplant in 1995. “Right now we are planning a program that will provide a day camp with afternoon therapy programs and a sleepover camp for children with special needs,” said Mulock, a former member of the Bar’s Board of Governors. “The camp will be designed to serve children who are chronically ill, both mentally or physically challenged, and those who are disabled and at-risk.” The goal of Dream Oaks S.W.A.M.P. (Special Wishes and Magical Play) is simply to provide the children with a normal camping experience, Mulock said. “We hope that by allowing children with special needs to participate in a camping experience surrounded by their peers and supportive staff, the children’s personal and emotional growth and development will be aided,” he said. “We will encourage self-acceptance and appreciation for the inherent wholeness in all individuals regardless of disability and promote an understanding between the disabled and nondisabled populations.” Personal and emotional growth of the campers will be fostered through arts and crafts, association with animals, and various outdoor activities. “Interaction with animals and nature is an essential component of a child’s development,” Mulock said. “Aquatic therapy, art therapy, equestrian therapy, humor therapy, music therapy, nutritional therapy, pet therapy, and recreational therapy will also be included to address the specific needs of particular children being served in the camp. “In short, this will be good old fashioned camping fun.” All activities will be detailed and altered for the capabilities of each attending group. The camp also will continually be investigating new programs and concepts to assist the children to better cope with their disabilities or diseases by bonding and blending them with others, and by building steps to a greater self-confidence and strengthening life skills, Mulock said. While the Manatee County Commission has already agreed to allow the nonprofit Foundation for Dreams, Inc., to build and operate the youth camp on 16 vacant acres at the county’s Rye Wilderness Park, Mulock said negotiations are almost complete that will allow for the use of an already existing camp in Manatee County consisting of 385 acres. Mulock said community support for the project also has been overwhelming. “I have been able to secure from dear friends of mine and to children in this community the help of Zoller, Najjar & Shroyer engineering, Fawley Bryant architects, Bruce Williams Homes, and Gigliotti Construction, and others,” he said, adding plans are already drawn up to build the cabins, a recreational hall and all other buildings necessary to complete the camp. Mulock anticipates the summer program will run from June through August and have four sessions serving 32 campers or more per session per month beginning on Thursday and ending on Sunday. “When I was growing up my dad used to refer to us kids as you little critters, and I thought Florida is a swamp, so swamp critters,” Mulock said. “That’s how we came up with swamp critters and we have a song written about the camp which includes the theme `Swamp Critters and the Dream Oaks Gang.’” While support for the project has been incredible, Mulock said the only difficult part is raising the money to construct the camp. “I found the raising of money is very competitive,” Mulock said. “There are a lot of needy causes out there.” He said the local legal community has been instrumental in helping to raise money and providing donations, and he has received “a lot of real positive feedback” from people commending him, as a lawyer, for spearheading the effort. “I’m excited about it and can’t wait to go out there and see these little kids and see the smiles on their faces,” Mulock said. “It is going to be a thrill for me, and I think it is going to say a lot for what we try to do as lawyers. We give back a lot to the community, and I’m proud of that fact and always have been.” For more information contact the Foundation for Dreams, Inc., at (941) 748-2104.last_img

WHO issues definitions for human H5N1 cases

first_imgAug 29, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today released a list of case definitions for human H5N1 avian influenza infection to improve reporting and tracking of the disease.The WHO said the use of standard definitions will help national and international authorities report and classify human cases, promote better communication, and allow the comparison of data across time and between places. The agency worked with several partners to develop the definitions.Officials listed several caveats about using the terminology. The case definitions apply only to the current phase of pandemic alert (phase 3, no or very limited human-to-human transmission) and may change as new information emerges about the disease or its epidemiology. National authorities should notify the WHO only about probable or confirmed H5N1 cases. The definitions are not intended to provide complete case descriptions, but to standardize case reporting.Clinical decisions about the care of patients who may have H5N1 infection should be based on clinical judgment and epidemiologic reasoning, not on the case definitions, the WHO said. The agency said that although most patients with H5N1 infection have had fever and lower respiratory symptoms, the clinical spectrum is broad.The case definitions include:Person under investigation: A person whom public health authorities are investigating for possible H5N1 infection.Suspected H5N1 case: A patient who has unexplained acute lower respiratory illness with a fever greater than 38°C (100.4°F) and cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulty, and one or more of the following exposures 7 days before symptom onset:Close contact within 1 meter (eg, caring for, speaking with, or touching) with a person who is a suspected, probable, or confirmed H5N1 caseExposure to (eg, handling, slaughtering, defeathering, butchering, or preparing for consumption) poultry or wild birds, their remains, or their feces where H5N1 infections in animals or humans have been suspected or confirmed in the last monthConsumption of raw or undercooked poultry where H5N1 infections in animals or humans have been suspected or confirmed in the last monthClose contact with a confirmed H5N1-infected animal other than poultry or wild birds (eg, cat or pig)Handling human or animal samples suspected of containing the H5N1 virus in a laboratory or other setting.Probable H5N1 case (notify WHO):Definition 1: A person who meets the criteria for a suspected case and has either (1) evidence of acute pneumonia on a chest radiograph plus respiratory failure (hypoxemia, severe tachypnea) or (2) laboratory confirmation of influenza A but insufficient laboratory evidence for H5N1Definition 2: A person dying of an unexplained respiratory illness who is epidemiologically linked by time, place, and exposure to a probable or confirmed H5N1 case.Confirmed H5N1 case (notify WHO): A patient who meets the criteria for a suspected or probable case and has had one of the following test results from a national, regional, or international influenza laboratory whose H5N1 test results are accepted by the WHO:Isolation of an H5N1 virusPositive H5 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) results from tests using two different PCR targets (eg, primers specific for influenza A and H5 hemagglutinin)A fourfold or greater rise in neutralization antibody titer for H5N1 based on testing of an acute serum specimen (collected 7 days or less after symptom onset) and a convalescent serum specimen. The convalescent neutralizing antibody titer must be 1:80 or higherA microneutralization antibody titer for H5N1 of 1:80 or greater in a single serum specimen collected at day 14 or later after symptom onset and a positive result using a different serologic assay, such as a horse red blood cell hemagglutination inhibition titer of 1:160 or more or an H5-specific Western blot positive result.See also:Aug 29 WHO statement on case definitions for human H5N1 infectionslast_img read more

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COVID-19: Halodoc, Gojek to offer some Jakartans free drive-through rapid testing

first_imgHealthcare platform Halodoc and ride-hailing app Gojek in cooperation with Mitra Keluarga Hospital and Kemayoran Complex Management Center (PPKK) plan to offer free rapid COVID-19 testing to some Jakartans from April 10 to 17.The platforms will use drive-through testing to minimize the risk of transmission.”Massive rapid testing is important to curb the spread of COVID-19. Halodoc wants to give the public access to easy and accurate screenings while still obeying the physical distancing policy,” Halodoc CEO Jonathan Sudharta said in a written statement.The testing facility will use blood samples to detect the presence of immunoglobulin in the blood, which is a type of antibody formed when someone gets the virus.According to the Halodoc statement, rapid testing will only be available to people with a moderate or high risk of having contracted COVID-19. Read also: Anies wants ‘ojek’ drivers to keep picking up passengers despite govt restrictionsTo get tested, first, residents must consult with doctors through the Halodoc app. If the doctor thinks a user should be tested, the user can click the “book appointment” button on the app to get an exact time and location for testing. The consultation will be free.Users are advised to go to the facility by vehicle.”You could use motorcycles, cars or take online ride-hailing services. You will receive the results a day after the rapid tests via SMS or via the Halodoc app,” the statement said.Residents who test positive for COVID-19 will receive further instructions from doctors regarding self-isolation or hospitalization. “Patients who practice self-isolation could have consultations via the Halodoc app. Their medicine could be delivered to their homes by Gojek drivers.”Topics :last_img read more

Gold Coast acreage home sells, blitzing street record

first_img23 Imfeld Court, Tallai 23 Imfeld Court, TallaiMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago23 Imfeld Court, TallaiMarketing agent Belinda Walker, of RE/MAX Regency, said the family was downsizing from their Clear Island Waters property.She said they had been looking for a while for the perfect home that was private and would accommodate their horses.“It’s a lifestyle change for them,” Ms Walker said.She said the home’s elegant style was the selling point.“They fell in love with it as soon as they saw it,” Ms Walker said. 23 Imfeld Court, Tallai 23 Imfeld Court, TallaiA LUXURY acreage home has sold at Tallai for more than $1 million, blitzing the street record.A Gold Coast family bought the resort-style property at 23 Imfeld Court for $1.285 last week.It marks the highest recorded sale on Imfeld Court, according to CoreLogic data.center_img 23 Imfeld Court, Tallai 23 Imfeld Court, Tallai“For them, it seemed like it was very private — their own little oasis I think was their words when they first saw it.”The two-storey home, which was build about a decade ago, sits on 5644sq m property.It has an open floorplan with five bedrooms and four bathrooms.The theatre room, pool and eight-person spa with build-in ice buckets, an integrated sound system throughout the home and video intercom front door security are standout features.last_img read more