Watch 2nd Through 6th Graders Perform The Grateful Dead’s “Brokedown Palace” As The Barton Hills Choir

first_imgAs the decades pass since the Grateful Dead’s inception in 1965, the group’s music lives on and thrives. Over the weekend, The Barton Hills Choir from Austin, Texas posted a heartwarming video that highlights exactly why this beloved music is not likely to fade away. The Barton Hills Choir is made up of 2nd through 6th graders from Austin, Texas’s Barton Hills Elementary School along with local musicians. In this latest video, during an end-of-year assembly, the choir performs the Dead’s legendary ballad, “Brokedown Palace” with their chorus with dozens of singers, a piano, drums, guitar, and bass. Ringing in at four minutes in length, the video highlights a number of young soloists as well as a musical interlude that lets the adult musicians show off their chops.EXCLUSIVE: How The Viral High School Cover Of Phish’s “Divided Sky” Came To BeThe Barton Hills Choir has a history of performing Dead tunes over the last year. Their angelic rendition of “Fire on the Mountain” was arranged by Mickey Hart himself and shared widely around the web. In September of last year, the group released a sixteen-track album featuring hits from David Bowie, The Foo Fighters, and the Dead, including numbers like “Touch Of Grey,” “Ripple,” and “Cassidy.” You can listen to their album here. In the comments of the video, the Barton Hills Choir noted that there’s more Grateful Dead on the way from this group of stellar young performers, stating that the choir will work on “Box of Rain” next and that it’s the “hardest song ever.” Videos of children singing the Grateful Dead and other bands we love inevitably hold a special place in many of our hearts, as it only underlines the point that the music has a voice with the next generation and that they’re just as eager to keep it alive. You can check out the video of the Barton Hills Choir’s rendition of “Brokedown Palace” below, courtesy of the group, and keep your eyes peeled for their version of “Box Of Rain” next school year!Brokedown Palace – The Barton Hills Choirlast_img read more

Center for European Studies welcomes spring fellows

first_img Read Full Story The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) is pleased to welcome 17 fellows as part of their Visiting Scholars Program during the 2013 spring semester. Every year, CES is pleased to host a number of visiting scholars on a competitive basis from the U.S. and abroad who are postdoctoral social scientists and historians working on modern Europe.  Fellows conduct independent projects on Europe, give presentations, and interact with students and faculty while on campus. Join us in welcoming our new cohort!CES spring fellows:Martin Binder, Wissenschaftszentrum BerlinDaniel Blatman, Hebrew University of JerusalemGiuliana Chamedes, Columbia UniversityPaula Cossart, Université Lille 3Merih Erol, Postdoctoral FellowIgnacio Farias, Wissenschaftszentrum BerlinElizabeth Foster, Tufts UniversityMichael Goebel, Freie Universität BerlinMaurizio Isabella, Queen Mary, University of LondonJörn Leonhard, University of FreiburgSean McGraw, University of Notre DameConor O’Dwyer, University of FloridaManuel Schramm, Technische Universität ChemnitzFranziska Torma, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenAmanda Klekowski von Koppenfels, University of Kent, BrusselsXiaohai Wang, Guangdong University of Foreign StudiesWim Weymans, Leuven Universitylast_img read more

Cirque du Soleil Paramour to Land on B’way

first_img Cirque du Soleil PARAMOUR Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on April 16, 2017 The rumors from March this year were true and Cirque du Soleil is set to move into the Lyric Theatre, which will soon be vacated by On the Town. Paramour, the organization’s first show created specifically for Broadway, will begin previews on April 16, 2016 and officially open on June 2 at the venue.Paramour will unite the signature spectacle of Cirque du Soleil with Broadway’s storytelling. Set in the world of Golden Age Hollywood, the event will spin the tale of a beautiful young poet forced to choose between love and art. Directed by Philippe Decouflé, the production will feature a 38-member cast that blends the best in circus arts and will be announced shortly.Artistic guidance will be by Jean-François Bouchard, with Pascale Henrot as associate creative director and West Hyler as associate creative director and scene director. Set design will be by Jean Rabasse, with costume design by Philippe Guillotel, score by Bob & Bill, choreography by Daphné Mauger, lighting design by Patrice Besombes, props design by Anne‐Séguin Poirier, projection design by Olivier Simola and Christophe Waksmann, sound design by John Shivers. The acrobatics creative team includes Shana Carroll, Boris Verkhovsky and Pierre Masse.last_img read more

Bob Saget Begins Performances in Hand to God on Broadway

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 View Comments Hand to God What the devil?! Bob Saget will start performances as Pastor Greg in Hand to God on November 3. The Full House and Broadway alum replaces original star Marc Kudisch in Robert Askins’ comedy at the Main Stem’s Booth Theatre. Saget is scheduled to remain in the company of the demonic puppet until the production closes on January 3, 2016.Saget is best known for playing Danny Tanner on Full House and as the original host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. Additional screen credits include The Aristocrats, Entourage and the upcoming Grandfathered and Fuller House. He made his Broadway debut in The Drowsy Chaperone.In Hand to God, the good children of Cypress, Texas, are taught to obey the Bible in order to evade Satan’s hand. But when students at the Christian Puppet Ministry put those teachings into practice, one devout young man’s puppet takes on a shocking personality that no one could have expected.Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, the cast also includes Steven Boyer, Geneva Carr, Sarah Stiles and Michael Oberholtzer.Still no word yet on casting for when Hand to God crosses the pond next year; the play will begin performances on February 5, 2016 at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre.last_img read more

Kristin Cain joins Pomerleau Real Estate Commercial Team as Broker/Marketing Assistant

first_imgKristin Cain, a licensed Real Estate Salesperson, has recently joined the Pomerleau Real Estate Commercial Team as a Broker and Marketing Assistant. Kristin’s 10 plus years of experience in residential real estate, organizational skill and positive energy make her the perfect complement to our Commercial Brokerage Team. We are thrilled to have her on board!Pomerleau Real Estate was founded in 1951 with a commitment to provide unparalleled service to our clients. The firm has established an outstanding reputation throughout New England and is one of the largest commercial brokerage and development firms in the State of Vermont, owning and managing over 2 million square feet of commercial property. The firm maintains leadership positions in the fields of Development, Commercial Brokerage, Property Management, and Business Services.Though each client’s needs differ considerably, the Pomerleau commitment to excellence in service remains constant. We apply our insight, experience, intelligence and resources to help our clients make informed real estate decisions. We are proud to be leaders in our industry and in the community in which we live.last_img read more

Merchants Bancshares announces dividend declaration of 28 cents per share

first_imgMerchants Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBVT), the parent company of Merchants Bank, announced that its Board of Directors declared on January 20, 2011, a dividend of 28 cents per share, payable February 17, 2011, to shareholders of record as of February 3, 2011. Merchants plans to release earnings on or about January 26, 2011.Michael R. Tuttle, Merchants’ President and Chief Executive Officer, and Janet P. Spitler, Merchants’ Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call to discuss these earnings results at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, January 28, 2011. Interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing (800) 553-0327; the title of the call is Merchants Bancshares, Inc. Earnings Call. Participants are asked to call a few minutes prior to register. A replay will be available until noon on Friday, February 4, 2011. The U.S. replay dial-in telephone number is (800) 475-6701. The international replay telephone number is (320) 365-3844. The replay access code for both replay telephone numbers is 188055.Merchants also announced the extension, through January 2012, of its stock buyback program, originally adopted in January 2007. Under the program Merchants may repurchase 200,000 shares of its common stock on the open market from time to time, and had purchased 143,475 shares during 2010. Although Merchants did not repurchase any of its shares during the fourth quarter of 2010, and does not expect to repurchase shares in the near future, Merchants wanted to preserve the flexibility of an active buyback program.Vermont Matters. Merchants Bank strives to fulfill its role as the state’s leading independent community bank through a wide range of initiatives. The bank supports organizations throughout Vermont in addressing essential needs, sustaining community programs, providing small business and job start capital, funding financial literacy education and delivering enrichment through local sports activities.Merchants Bank was established in 1849 in Burlington, Vermont. Its continuing mission is to provide Vermonters with a statewide community bank that combines a strong technology platform with a genuine appreciation for local markets. Merchants Bank delivers this commitment through a branch-based system that includes: 34 community bank offices and 43 ATMs throughout Vermont; local branch presidents and personal bankers dedicated to high-quality customer service; free online banking, phone banking, and electronic bill payment services; high-value depositing programs that feature Free Checking for Life®, Cash Rewards Checking, Rewards Checking for Business, business cash management, money market accounts, health savings accounts, certificates of deposit, Flexible CD, IRAs, and overdraft assurance; feature-rich loan programs including mortgages, home equity credit, vehicle loans, personal and small business loans and lines of credit; and merchant card processing. Merchants Bank offers a strong set of commercial and government banking solutions, delivered by experienced banking officers in markets throughout the state; these teams provide customized financing for medium-to-large companies, non-profits, cities, towns, and school districts. Merchants Trust Company, a division of Merchants Bank, provides investment management, financial planning and trustee services. Please visit is external) for access to Merchants Bank information, programs, and services. Merchants’ stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market system under the symbol MBVT. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.Some of the statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. The forward-looking statements reflect Merchants’ current views about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause Merchants’ actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements should not be relied on since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond Merchants’ control and which could materially affect actual results. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include changes in general economic conditions in Vermont, changes in interest rates, changes in competitive product and pricing pressures among financial institutions within Merchants’ markets, and changes in the financial condition of Merchants’ borrowers. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent Merchants’ judgment as of the date of this release, and Merchants cautions readers not to place undue reliance on such statements. For further information, please refer to Merchants’ reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT–(Marketwire – January 21, 2011) –last_img read more

Ben & Jerry’s Bonnaroo Buzz ice cream goes on national tour

first_imgBen & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc,As the promoters of one of the world’s biggest, modern day rock and roll concert event unleashed their powerhouse 2011 line up today, there was one act guaranteed to go back to the show in Tennessee in a bigger and bolder way: Ben & Jerry’s Bonnaroo Buzz ice cream. The flavor, which was available only in Scoop Shops in 2010, is set to make its national debut on the main stage of frozen foods freezers across the country as Ben & Jerry’s has selected it to be one of its prestigious pint flavors for 2011.‘Bonnaroo Buzz is going from playing intimate clubs to the national circuit,’ said Marketing Director Dave Stever about the flavor made with Fair Trade Certified coffee. Since Ben & Jerry’s uses Fair Trade coffee from the Huatusco cooperative in Mexico the ice cream maker felt loyal fans of the flavor would be able to celebrate their love of delicious swirls, chunks, and rock ‘n roll while knowing that their flavor is doing good for the world. ‘Our Scoop Shops will continue to feature the flavor, but now there is more ‘Roo for everyone with its release in pints across the U.S.A.,’ added Stever.Ben & Jerry’s has long been known for melding melodious flavors into its ice cream line up, including best-sellers Cherry Garcia and Phish Food. In 2010 Ben & Jerry’s unveiled its first festival-themed flavor to date, Bonnaroo Buzz. The flavor was created in partnership with the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, dubbed one of ‘50 moments that changed the history of Rock & Roll’ by Rolling Stone magazine.Bonnaroo Buzz is a sweet concoction of light coffee and malt ice creams with a whiskey caramel swirl and English toffee pieces. The flavor was first introduced at an invite-only event at the legendary Bowery Ballroom in New York City. The flavor debut party featured Latin funk rap band, culture mashers Ozomatli. The band, a perennial Bonnaroo performer, was a perfect initiation for the Ben & Jerry’s launch as it represented the eclectic, broad-range of top musical acts that are featured at the music festival in Coffee County, Tennessee.The festival’s location additionally served as inspiration for Ben & Jerry’s flavor developer Eric Fredette. ‘It’s Coffee County, so it only made sense to add a cool coffee base to this flavor,’ said Fredette. And the unique caramel-whisky** swirl? ‘Well, it is Tennessee,’ said Fredette, ‘and we thought Bonnaroo fans would appreciate it.’ Coffee County, Tennessee also benefits as well as Bonnaroo donates its shares of the proceeds from the ice cream flavor to the Bonnaroo Works Fund, which seeks to further the organization’s community investment and philanthropic efforts. Rock on.For more information on Ben & Jerry’s or to find your local Scoop Shop, visit is external).About Ben & Jerry’sBen & Jerry’s produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream and ice cream novelties, using high-quality ingredients including milk and cream from family farmers who do not treat their cows with the synthetic hormone rBGH. The company states its position on rBGH* on its labels. Ben and Jerry’s products are distributed nationwide and in selected foreign countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry’s, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community. Contributions made via the employee led Ben & Jerry’s Foundation in 2009 totaled over $1.7 million. Additionally, the company makes significant product donations to community groups and nonprofits both in Vermont and across the nation. The purpose of Ben & Jerry’s philanthropy is to support the founding values of the company: economic and social justice, environmental restoration and peace through understanding, and to support our Vermont communities. For the full scoop on all Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop locations and fabulous flavors, visit is external).* The FDA has said no significant difference has been shown and no test can now distinguish between milk from rBGH treated cows and untreated cows. Not all the suppliers of our other ingredients can promise that the milk they use comes from untreated cows.** The whisky used in the caramel swirl has had the alcohol cooked out so the buzz from Bonnaroo Buzz is a not an alcohol buzz. BURLINGTON, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–last_img read more

Bookman encourages recruitment of attorneys to serve on the JNCs

first_img December 1, 2005 Regular News Bookman encourages recruitment of attorneys to serve on the JNCs Bookman encourages recruitment of attorneys to serve on the JNCs The Florida Bar is actively looking for lawyers from all backgrounds and from all over the state willing to serve on the state’s 26 judicial nominating commissions.Bar President Alan Bookman asked members of the Board of Governors in October to assist in the recruitment effort. He said the Bar must send 156 names to Gov. Jeb Bush by April. Bush in turn will appoint two members to each of the 26 JNCs.The Bar has sent e-mails to voluntary and minority bar associations, and he urged board members to follow up with those groups.Board member David Rothman said an effective technique for board members is writing one-paragraph letters to lawyers they think would make good JNC members.Applications for the JNC positions can be found on the Bar’s Web site at The deadline for applying is January 16.last_img read more

Renovator’s delight sells for just shy of $1m after belonging to same owner for nearly 40 years

first_imgThis renovator’s delight at 47 Pinecroft Street, Camp Hill, sold at auction for just under $1 million. Picture: agent Cameron Woods of LJ Hooker said the property had attracted interest from young and growing families in the area looking to upsize.“810 sqm blocks are very hard to get in this area,” he said. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Camp Hill is 5km from Brisbane’s CBD and has a median house price of $855,000, according to the latest CoreLogic figures.Nearly 250 houses were sold in the suburb in the 12 months to the end of March. This renovator’s delight at 47 Pinecroft Street, Camp Hill, sold for nearly $1 million at auction. Picture: RENOVATOR’S delight on Brisbane’s southside has sold under the hammer for just shy of $1 million.A three-bedroom, pre-war home at 47 Pinecroft Street, Camp Hill, fetched $992,000 — setting a new record in the tightly held street. The home had been held by the same owner for nearly 40 years. The kitchen inside 47 Pinecroft Street, Camp Hill. Picture: bidders battled it out, with the starting bid of $700,000 soon climbing to $960,000 before stalling at $980,000.In the end, it sold to a phone bidder.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago DEVELOPERS NEED TO RETHINK STRATEGY RINEHART RENTS OUT RIVERSIDE PAD 1936 ART DECO BUILDING FOR SALE The house is on a double block spanning 810 sqm and close to the suburb’s cafe and shopping precinct and good schools.It needs some serious TLC, but big blocks in the popular suburb are hard to come by.last_img read more

Advice for first time buyers

first_imgiStock image.The first step is the hardest. Most hopeful first-home buyers would agree that the initial leg up on the property ladder — saving a hefty deposit — is the biggest hurdle. But focusing too much on the eye-watering sum could overshadow other important steps towards home ownership. It’s not just the deposit. “The deposit is obviously the first and most important step. While some buyers have parents who can provide a guarantee, others will need some sort of deposit whether that’s 5 per cent, 10 per cent or 20 per cent, but then you also have stamp duty,” said Taj Singh, co-founder of advocacy group First Home Buyers Australia.Depending on the state or territory, and the type of property being purchased, stamp duty fees vary greatly for first-time buyers so it pays to visit at the start of the house-hunting journey.“On a $500,000 home, that could be more than $20,000. In the city property prices are much higher so stamp duty is obviously more, but in the regional areas it’s hard to pay that, too, because incomes just aren’t as high,” he said.Mr Singh said first-home buyers were on the back foot if they did not factor in the compulsory tax.“We meet people who are ready to buy, but they don’t know they have to pay this much stamp duty to buy their first home. They then have to save extra and when they are finally ready to buy, property prices have increased another few per cent in that time.”Do the house-buying homework. Don’t shop for what you can’t afford.“A lot of people say first-home buyers have a champagne taste on a beer budget, which is not really true,” Mr Singh said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Buyers may have a dream hit list when it comes to what property they want, but a little homework can go a long way towards avoiding disappointment.“We find a lot of first-home buyers have a good idea of where they want to buy, but they don’t necessarily know if they can afford it, or if the property is suitable for them. So check out what median prices are and how they’ve performed historically, also it’s good to research amenities in an area so once your family grows, you’ll know if you’ll still see yourself living there,” he said.Think outside the box.“Consider a strategy we call short-term pain, long-term gain,” Mr Singh said.“Rather than being disappointed because you can’t afford that dream home now, consider buying a smaller property, or a property farther out and pay that down quickly. Then after some time you can look at upgrading, or buying in a more desired area,” he said.“Aspiring first-home buyers are realising the dream is not necessarily to buy where they grew up, or where their parents are telling them to buy. It’s more about just getting into the market, being motivated to pay off the property and then upgrade.”Homebuyer or landlord?Today’s first-time buyers fit into two camps: those looking for a home, and those opting to go down the “rentvestor” path.“What ‘rentvesting’ is all about is actually living (and renting) where you want to, or have to live, but buying where it’s more affordable,” Mr Singh said. He said a growing number of “rentvestors” chose to stay with their parents longer while they built up equity in their investment.last_img read more