Vulfpeck Announces 15 Dates For 2017 Tour

first_imgVulfpeck has only hit the road for a continuous amount of time once before, in support of their Sleepify efforts, in which the band used Spotify to raise funds for an admission-free tour by releasing a ten-track silent album. Their growing cyber fan base was instructed to play the album on repeat overnight, which generated $20,000 in royalties and ultimately funded Vulfpeck’s first and only real tour in 2014. Since then, the band has made clear that they are not interested in spending time on the road, but rather to play big shows in various cities.Today, the Michigan-bred quartet announced their first, real tour in 2017. They’ll be heading to Minneapolis, Chicago, Toronto, Ann Arbor, Portland, Denver, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and San Francisco from May 1 through June 7. This is a truly historical moment, as the band who never toured will now take their most recent release A Beautiful Game on the road with them for what is sure to be an incredible run. We can’t help but hope that fellow Vulf collaborators like Cory Wong, Antwaun Stanley, and Joey Dosik will be there too.VULFPECK SHOWS:01 MAY 2017 First AveMinneapolis, MN02 MAY 2017 First AveMinneapolis, MN04 MAY 2017 MetroChicago, IL05 MAY 2017 MetroChicago, IL08 MAY 2017 Lee’s PalaceToronto, ON09 MAY 2017 Lee’s PalaceToronto, ON12 MAY 2017 Michigan TheaterAnn Arbor, MI26 MAY 2017 Crystal BallroomPortland, OR30 MAY 2017 Ogden TheatreDenver, CO31 MAY 2017 Red RocksMorrison, CO02 JUN 2017 The RegentLos Angeles, CA03 JUN 2017 The RegentLos Angeles, CA04 JUN 2017 The ObservatorySanta Ana, CA06 JUN 2017 The FillmoreSan Francisco, CA07 JUN 2017 The FillmoreSan Francisco, CAFor more information and tickets, head to the band’s website. Check out their social announcement below:last_img read more

At-home COVID testing launches in Boston

first_img Related Cheap, frequent COVID tests could be ‘akin to vaccine,’ professor says How the institute converted a clinical processing lab into a large-scale COVID-19 testing facility in a matter of days Chan School’s Michael Mina urges federal regulatory approval, widespread use Study findings support use of county-level cell phone location data as tool to estimate future trends of the COVID-19 pandemic Facing a pandemic, Broad does a quick pivot Strong signals TestBoston, a large-scale research study that will facilitate at-home testing for both the SARS-CoV-2 virus and antibodies against it, is accepting applications from 10,000 current and former Brigham and Women’s Hospital patients.Researchers from Harvard-affiliated Brigham, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and the MGB Center for COVID Innovation said the test will detect active COVID-19 cases, evidence of previous infection, and changes in the rates of both.Over the course of six months, participants will be sent monthly at-home test kits for viral and antibody testing. They will also complete routine symptom surveys and be able to request additional testing if they develop symptoms during the study period. Ongoing study results may reveal critical clues and additional warning signs about how COVID-19 cases are changing in the Greater Boston area, while also helping investigators establish a model for at-home sample collection that is integrated with a medical and public health system. Those interested in participating in the trial can enroll here.TestBoston will invite participation of patients who have been seen at any Brigham site within the past year and live within a 45-mile radius of Boston. The study will involve individuals enrolling online and then receiving a kit in the mail with instructions on how to collect the samples.  Samples collected by participants at home will be picked up and returned overnight to the Broad Institute for analysis. Samples taken using a swab of the front of the nose will be tested for active viral infection with all results being returned to the participant. Samples taken from a dried blood spot obtained by a small finger prick will be tested for antibodies to determine whether the participant has had a previous infection. Antibody results will be aggregated — so that individuals are not identified — and reported at the community level. Together, Broad and the Brigham investigators will analyze all findings in real-time and share them with key stakeholders at the state level, including the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, to enable public health responses to cases of new infection.The program will be led by Ann Woolley and Lisa Cosimi, both infectious disease physicians at the Brigham, and Deborah Hung, a core faculty member and co-director of the Infectious Disease and Microbiome Program of the Broad Institute as well as an infectious disease and critical care physician at the Brigham. “With ongoing limits on testing availability, we still face serious challenges to our understanding of how many people in Massachusetts have been infected and to our ability to detect new outbreaks, which is made all the more challenging because we know that asymptomatic people can transmit this virus to others,” said Woolley.“The objective of our study is to provide at-home testing that pairs viral testing for active virus with antibody testing to give us a clearer picture of COVID-19 rates now and over time in different communities, as well as an understanding of who is getting infected,” said Cosimi. “We believe that this strategy of reaching patients at home is critical to being able to reach meaningful numbers of patients in order to have real impact.”One of the team’s goals is to create a platform for home-based sample collection that can be scaled, if needed, should the Boston area experience a second surge of COVID-19 infections. It can also be modeled in other cities impacted by COVID-19 and future respiratory viruses. The investigators hope TestBoston will empower communities to better understand and end COVID-19 by providing an opportunity for patients to partner in research and public health interventions.“While it is impossible to fully understand a pandemic when one is in the midst of it, integrating clinical,  research and public health efforts, as is the goal of TestBoston, is critical for learning in real- time how we can offer patients the best possible care and informing how we can overcome some of the inequities that currently exist, such as access to testing,” said Hung.Adapted from a Brigham and Women’s news release.last_img read more

Kathryn Erbe Will Be Torn Between Two Lovers in New Craig Lucas Play Ode to Joy

first_imgTony nominee Kathryn Erbe is about to get caught between a man and woman in the world premiere of Ode to Joy, written and directed by Craig Lucas, at the Cherry Lane Theatre off-Broadway. A production of Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, the new play starts performances on February 12, with an opening night set for February 27.According to the theater, Ode to Joy is a story of “love, heartbreak, addiction and illness.” Erbe stars as an artist named Adele and will be joined by Arliss Howard and Roxanna Hope as her lovers, Bill and Mala.A TV and stage mainstay for over 20 years, Erbe received a Tony nod for her role as Mary in 1991’s The Speed of Darkness. She’s most recently been seen off-Broadway in Natural Affection, Nikolai and the Others and as First Lady Pat Nixon in Douglas McGrath’s Checkers. A TV and film regular, Howard made his Broadway debut in the 2009 Broadway revival of August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. Hope’s Broadway credits include Frost/Nixon and After The Fall.The design team for Ode to Joy, which is set for a limited run through March 30, includes set designer Andrew Boyce, costume designer Catherine Zuber, lighting designer Paul Whitaker and sound designer Daniel Kluger. View Comments Related Shows Ode to Joy Show Closed This production ended its run on April 19, 2014last_img read more

Vermont Public Television plans new magazine show

first_imgVermont Public Television, Vermont’s statewide public television network, is making plans for a new, locally produced magazine program on air and online with the working title ‘Green Mountain Guide.’ VPT aims for an early 2012 launch of a weekly showcase for interesting people, regional culture, outdoor experiences, local history and important public issues.  Audiences will notice a few other changes to VPT’s production landscape. The call-in program ‘Public Square’ will not return this fall. While VPT plans to continue its examination and discussion of important issues, they will be handled during the magazine show or through more prominent special reports.VPT will continue to broadcast its venerable interview program, ‘Profile,’ each week but does not plan to produce new episodes for the fall. ‘‘Profile’ has introduced us to some fascinating people,’ Scott said, ‘but after a decade in production, we want to change things up. This doesn’t mean we will end our conversations with interesting people or our long relationship with ‘Profile’ host Fran Stoddard. There will be room for both in VPT’s new local production plans.’ ‘We know Vermonters love Vermont,’ said Kathryn A. Scott, chief content officer for VPT, ‘And we know our audiences have a real thirst for information and entertainment that enlightens and enriches their understanding of the world. With ‘Green Mountain Guide,’ we hope to give them a slice of what they crave: even greater knowledge and appreciation of the people, places and ideas that make Vermont unique.’‘We intend to offer a combination of timely reports, in-depth conversations and fascinating stories you won’t find anywhere else,’ Scott said. VPT hopes to make the ‘Green Mountain Guide’ a permanent part of its lineup but will begin with a short-term commitment and then assess audience response and options for longer-range support.‘Green Mountain Guide’ will be just part of a new approach at VPT. ‘We want to get even more from our production efforts around the region,’ Scott said. ‘We are mindful that our supporters literally invest in our efforts, so our team works hard to be practical, frugal and nimble in our approach to storytelling.’‘We are more than a statewide television network. VPT provides an extensive public media system which can help people make real, human connections throughout New England,’ Scott said. ‘Vermonters are active people with busy lives. We need to offer our content where and when it’s convenient for them. For example, we routinely make our programs available online or out in the community, sometimes even before airing them on TV.’New projects in the pipeline include a focus on some of Vermont’s summer music workshops and festivals, including the KoSA International Percussion Workshop, the Manchester Music Festival, the Vermont Youth Orchestra and Grace Potter’s Grand Points North festival. Short video stories from these events will air during local slots that are part of the new PBS Arts Fall Festival beginning in October. Expanded versions will appear in ‘Green Mountain Guide’ and a locally produced performance special.Also coming in October, VPT-produced stories about bootleggers and rum-runners in Vermont will debut as companions to ‘Prohibition,’ a new PBS film from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Then, new episodes of VPT’s award-winning ‘Emerging Science’ will kick off PBS Science Wednesdays to complement new seasons of ‘NOVA’ and ‘Nature.’This approach is designed to make it easier for audiences to find new content right next to similar programs they already enjoy. It also will give VPT a chance to cover many more topics without the heavy commitments required when undertaking lengthier documentaries or single-subject series.VPT. 9.14.2011last_img read more

Stimulus checks are coming: Three ways to support your members

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » When the Treasury Department made the announcement last week that federal stimulus relief checks would begin rolling out to millions of Americans, credit unions and banks reported unprecedentedly high volumes of traffic across their websites, applications and phone lines as members inquired about the status of their stimulus checks.1Within the CO-OP Contact Center, last week was one of the biggest weeks on record.“We saw call volume starting to ramp up on April 7 and 10, and then it skyrocketed around April 15. CO-OP Contact Center offered over 28,000 calls on Thursday alone, it was the highest single day volume ever,” said CO-OP Chief Operating Officer Nick Calcanes. “A large portion of those calls were members asking about their stimulus checks.”Similarly, transaction volumes across the CO-OP Shared Branch Network rose 19 percent year-over-year on April 15.last_img read more

Why it could be harder to get child care services when the economy reopens

first_imgYou can find more resources for child care and families here. 12 News reached out to the Office of Child and Family Services about how it is working with centers throughout the state. It sent this statement to 12 News: “New York State recognizes the vitally important role of child care providers in reopening the state economy, and has been working with local Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies and school districts to pair essential workers with continuing child care. Governor Cuomo recently directed $30 million in federal CARES funding to support child care for qualifying families of essential workers, so they can continue to work without worrying about paying for child care, and the purchasing of masks, gloves, diapers, baby wipes, baby formula and food. Funding will also support the recovery and reopening of child care programs impacted by COVID-19.” “We’re still going to have the same issue then that we had pre-pandemic with not enough child care slots to meet working families in our area and the financial struggling of child care programs,” said Perney. After the Future Faces day care center and the Boys and Girls Club of Western Broome closed down within months of each other, they added to a list of centers closing across the Southern Tier for the past decade. Perney says this could make it harder for families to get slots, since finances will make it more difficult for centers to keep prices at a reasonable cost. Director of Child Resource and Referral at Family Enrichment Network, Jennifer Perney, says recent numbers show that 37 percent of centers in Broome County closed along with 31 percent in Chenango County. Perney says once things begin to resume to normal, she plans on continuing her work with Broome County Executive Jason Garnar on an initiative to help fund for child care in the area. (WBNG) — Before the pandemic hit, the Southern Tier was already seeing a child care crisis and now, officials worry about more problems when the economy reopens.last_img read more

Premier League title race: Sergio Aguero surrenders to Liverpool

first_img Loading… The Reds have dropped only two points this season and re-established their 13-point lead over second-placed Leicester on Sunday. Sergio Aguero does not believe it will be possible for Manchester City to catch Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBest Car Manufacturers In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThese Guys Are Turning 50 This Year. Feeling Old Yet?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeTop 10 Historical Mysteries That Still Haven’t Been SolvedCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithRidiculously Expensive Things The Rock Spends His Money On12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers City are a point further back despite their 2-0 victory over Sheffield United at the Etihad Stadium.Pep Guardiola’s side have won the title in each of the last two seasons but Aguero does not think they will make it three in a row.“Now, Liverpool is too hard. We have to focus just on winning because we need to play Champions League next season,” the striker, who scored his 10th league goal of the campaign on Sunday, said. “We have to play the same way and see what happens.”Guardiola echoed the thoughts of the Argentinian in his own post-match comments, insisting that City should turn their focus to 2020/21.The Catalan has previously dismissed rumours that he could walk away from Manchester at the end of the season, having never completed more than four seasons in charge of the same club.“No. It’s unrealistic to think about that [catching Liverpool],” he said.“A team which has the numbers of Liverpool, why should we think about that? It’s just preparing, play good and better to be as close to the top of the league as we can, prepare for the knockout competitions and for the next season.Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero admits defeat in Premier League title #SUFC #twitterblades #FNH https://t.co/zqyJraMxvY— Blades News Hound (@BladesFNH) December 30, 2019Read Also: EPL: Aguero, De Bruyne net as Man City see off Sheffield United“Every game helps us to improve for next season. Hopefully we can do better.“The motivation is to improve because when we improve we win games and that is the way to live better. That is the best motivation for all of us. Even in the past.“Now we recover for three days, thank you for three days to recover, and prepare for the next game against Everton. That is what you have to do.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Attack on Libya’s military camp leaves at least 28 dead

first_imgAn increase in air strikes and shelling in and around Tripoli in Libya has caused the deaths of at least 11 civilians since early December and shut down health facilities and schools, according to the United Nations mission in Libya. REUTERS Forces alliedwith the GNA described Saturday’s attack on the military camp at Al-Hadhba as“an aerial bombing” launched by their eastern rivals. An LNA spokesman deniedinvolvement. GNA HealthMinister Hamid bin Omar told Reuters that the number of dead and wounded wasstill rising. Tripoli, whichis under the control of the internationally recognized Government of NationalAccord (GNA), is facing an offensive by military commander Khalifa Haftar’sLibyan National Army (LNA) that began in April.center_img TRIPOLI – Atleast 28 people were killed in an attack on a military academy in the Libyancapital on Saturday, the health minister said. An increase inair strikes and shelling in and around Tripoli has caused the deaths of atleast 11 civilians since early December and shut down health facilities andschools, the United Nations mission in Libya said on Friday.(Reuters)last_img read more

Raisel Iglesias

first_imgThe Reds certainly made a good decision when they signed pitcher, Iglesias, to a 3-year contract.  There was a lot of talk during the past season concerning trading Iglesias for some starting pitching.  I think if you check the Reds’ past season, the starting pitching would not do the Reds a lot of good if they didn’t have Raisel there to finish the game.  When you have a great reliever, you do everything to keep them.Iglesias makes a lot of sense for several reasons.  The biggest reason is his ability to throw more than one pitch in a relief role.  Too many young relief pitchers just want to throw the ball past a hitter.  Iglesias has very deceptive breaking balls that he can throw along with his upper 90’s fast balls.  Another reason is that he is very young.  His only drawback that I can see is that he has had some arm and shoulder problems that have cropped up in the past couple of seasons.   Nonetheless, the Reds are indicating that they want to win NOW!last_img read more

Barcelona: Coutinho wants to join Chelsea

first_img Loading… Philippe Coutinho looks certain to leave Barcelona this summer and his preference is to join Premier League side Chelsea.Advertisement Read Also: Premier League: Two Chelsea stars pen new dealsBarcelona are said to be keen on selling the former Liverpool star this year to raise vital funds, while the player is said to have little interest in returning to Inter or joining Paris Saint-Germain and instead is keen on a move to England.The Brazilian scored 21 goals in 76 outings for Barcelona after moving in a club record €160m fee from Liverpool in January 2018 but consistently flattered to deceive.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Actors That Started Their Careers On Soaps12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianGorgeous Staircases That Will Take Your Breath Away That is according to a report in El Mundo Deportivo, who say the Blues are one of three English clubs to contact the former Liverpool playmaker’s agent Kia Joorabchian along with Manchester United and Leicester, while Newcastle also have an ‘unofficial’ interest.Bayern Munich – where Coutinho is on a season-long loan arrangement from Barcelona – have an option to buy the Brazil international for €120m at the end of the campaign but multiple reports suggest this will not be exercised.last_img read more