Chuck Berry Posthumously Releases First Track Since 1979

first_imgFollowing the death of the rock icon Chuck Berry this past Saturday, Berry’s family confirmed that Chuck, the album that Berry had been working on at the time of his death would still be released in the future. Berry had announced the new album on his 90th birthday on October 18th of last year, making it the first solo album he’d worked on in over 38 years.Today, the first track has been released. “Big Boys” is one of 10 tracks on the album Chuck, which comes 38 years after his 1979 Rock It. In addition to Berry, Chuck also features Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (harmonica), two of his children, in addition to Jimmy Marsala (bass), Robert Lohr (piano), and Keith Robinson (drums) to round out the band. You can check out the official statement from Berry’s family below.On his 90th birthday last October of 2016, Berry announced that he was releasing a new album, and dedicating it to his wife of 68 years who he called “Toddy.” In a statement he said, “My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!”Listen to “Big Boys” below:last_img read more

Trey Anastasio’s Ghosts Of The Forest Tour Culminates At Berkeley’s Greek Theatre [Photos]

first_imgMuch like the rest of the brief tour, Ghosts of the Forest stuck to their tried and true setlist, delivering an emotional, guitar-heavy, psychedelic performance of the grief-inspired new material. Below, you can check out a gallery of photos from the final night of Ghosts of the Forest tour courtesy of photographer Matthew Rea.Related: Trey Anastasio’s Ghosts Of The Forest Wrap East Coast Tour With Emotional Show At NYC’s United Palace [Review]While Ghosts of the Forest is now in the rearview, there’s plenty coming up for Trey and company. Next weekend, the full Trey Anastasio Band will return to the stage after more than a year away with sold-out performances in New Haven, CT (4/27) and Brooklyn, NY (4/28, 4/29). TAB will also perform as part of the Tribeca Film Festival premiere event for a new documentary about Trey, Between Me & My Mind, at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Friday, April 26th.In addition, Trey Anastasio Band (which features Ghosts of the Forest members Ray Paczkowski, Tony Markellis, and Jennifer Hartswick) will mount a run of shows in late May before Trey and Ghosts of the Forest drummer Jon Fishman turn their attention back to their main project for Phish‘s 2019 summer tour, beginning with a two-night run at St. Louis, MO’s Chaifetz Arena on June 11th and 12th. For a full list of upcoming dates, head here.Ghosts of the Forest | The Greek Theatre | Berkeley, CA | 4/20/19 | Photos: Matt Rea Load remaining images On Saturday night, Trey Anastasio and his new Ghosts of the Forest project rounded out their brief maiden voyage with a performance at the William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA. The performance featured an opening set from Khruangbin, marking just the second night of the tour with a supporting act following Friday’s Yo La Tengo-supported performance at L.A.’s Greek Theatre.last_img read more

New Dell EMC Support Videos Now Live on YouTube

first_imgAs part of Dell EMC’s continued commitment to provide helpful and valuable customer support content and resources that enable you to optimize your Dell EMC products and transform your business, we invite you to explore the Dell EMC Support Video Playlist now live on YouTube.With over 400 product support videos featuring a wide variety of storage products, the Support YouTube Playlist offers highlights and insights including helpful demos, step-by-step troubleshooting tips, and technical expertise, and is updated regularly with new videos every week. The playlist also includes featured updates regarding Dell EMC’s Online Support Site and customer service programs including MyService360, and more.Check out the latest Dell EMC Support Videos now available on YouTube here.We encourage you to subscribe to the Dell EMC YouTube Channel for notifications on new video postings. Follow us @DellEMCSupport on Twitter where we feature the latest support videos daily.Have feedback? We’d love to hear it! Please feel free to submit a comment below if there are particular topics or products you’d like to see more of on the Support YouTube Playlist.Holly AndersonDell EMC Social SupportFollow us @DellEMCSupportlast_img read more

Notre Dame’s Handbell Choir plays wide range of music

first_imgThursday evenings on the third floor of the Coleman-Morse Center, members of the Notre Dame Handbell Choir can be found meticulously perfecting their craft in preparation for their nine performances this semester. The choir plays at various liturgies at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and also performs in concert, Director Karen Schneider Kirner said. The ensemble is part of Campus Ministry and was founded in 1988. “Primarily, we assist with music at the Basilica, so we want to help raise people’s hearts to God by our music, to help enhance the whole worship experience for people who come to liturgies,” Kirner said. The Handbell Choir performed classical and sacred music as well as pop pieces Saturday at Washington Hall. “It’s kind of a culmination of both the classical and sacred repertoire we’ve worked on since the beginning of the semester, but it [included] some pieces from [our] new CD,” Kirner said. She said the choir released its fourth CD, “O Holy Night,” earlier this month. “There are five pieces that include the Celebration Choir, which I also direct,” she said. “It’s music for both Advent and Christmas. So it’s something you can put on and play for your family on Christmas Eve or while eating Christmas dinner.” Approximately 16 students play five octaves of bells, Kirner said. “Each ringer is responsible for two diatonic notes, so, for example, a C and a D, and any sharps and flats that correspond to those notes,” she said. “The music looks very much like piano music. [The ringers] mostly focus on [the lines of music corresponding to their notes] as the music goes on, and you have got to count like crazy.” Kirner said the teamwork is required for every piece. “One thing that is kind of amazing is to get so many people together to play one piece and give it coherence,” she said. “It would be like having one piano piece and having 16 people try to play it and make it seem like one piece of music.” Handbell Choir president, sophomore Michael Vella, agreed the level of teamwork necessary to play bells is unique. “Everybody works together as a team to make the music … every single member of the choir needs to master their part to succeed,” he said. “Playing bells is easy in a way. All you really need to be able to do is to read music. But at the same time, it takes years to master how to make the tone of the bell sound exactly how it should.” Fifth year senior and choir member Chris Collins said the visual aspect of a handbell performance greatly enhances the experience. “You get to see us ringing and switching bells,” he said. “Not only do you get to hear the song, you get to see it, too. People are always surprised by the different sounds that handbell techniques can create. Seeing and hearing people’s surprise … is one of the most rewarding parts of our performances.” Sophomore Angelica Martinez said she was inspired to continue learning how to play the handbells when she came to Notre Dame. “I started playing handbells my junior year of high school, but it was only for a year because there was not enough interest at my high school, so when I found out that Notre Dame had a handbell choir, I was really excited,” she said. “I remember in middle school watching my sister’s handbell choir perform … it sounded so magical, words cannot describe.”last_img read more

Meet Jersey Boys Star Ryan Molloy!

first_img Jersey Boys Hometown: North Shields, Newcastle, England “I was obsessed with John Hughes movies as a kid, so when my sister moved to Los Angeles, I went over at 19. I got involved in the R&B culture in South Central L.A., doing karaoke competitions for a free meal. I loved it there, but I went back to London when I got a record deal with RCA.” “I’m riding solo in New York, and they put me in this amazing apartment overlooking Times Square. Everything is pristine, and there’s a gym downstairs with no one there. I feel like Patrick Bateman [of American Psycho], working out by myself in an eye mask.” “Newcastle is totally Billy Elliot land. There wasn’t a lot of opportunity, and if you said you wanted to be a singer or actor, people looked at you like you were crazy. But my parents were always supportive—it’s very special for my mother to fly to New York and see me on a Broadway stage.” from $59.00 Stage Cred: Molloy’s extensive London stage credits include Taboo, Jerry Springer the Opera, Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice, plus U.K. tours of Godspell and the Rod Stewart tuner Tonight’s the Night. As a pop artist, he won a 2004 competition to step in as lead singer of Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Related Shows “Writing pop songs was a great adventure but acting has always been my main passion, and musical theater helped me get back on that track. Musicals are all about focus and concentration, and it’s fantastic for someone like me to have something that’s so regimented.” “I’m Irish, so we like to get a party on, a couple of Guinness to get going in the morning, but there’s none of that with this show. It’s hardcore: sleep, eat, show, repeat. It’s a hell of a challenge to go from age 16 to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Every scene, every moment, you’ve got to hit a home run.” Age: 41. “My Wikipedia ‘pop age’ is 37. When you go into pop music, you’re told, ‘This is your age,’ and it’s totally aboveboard.” Current Role: A Broadway debut as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, after more than six years as the show’s Olivier Award-nominated original West End star. View Comments “Frankie Valli and I grew up in tough neighborhoods. I really understand what he went through to get out. I’ve hung out with him a few times now, and he’s still very grounded. He and Bob Gaudio haven’t allowed their success to change them as people.” “You need a loose tongue to sing like Frankie. I’ve always had the ability to go from falsetto to chest voice without a break; you have to stay loose to sing so many songs without getting jammed up. It’s kind of like being a ballerina. There’s a ballerina on my tongue!”last_img read more

Chilean Experts Arrive in Honduras to Help the Police

first_img A team of experts from the training academy of the Carabineros, Chile’s national police force, arrived in Honduras on January 29 to assist in developing a diagnostic study of the police, elements of which are suspected of participating in organized crime, official sources confirmed. “The members of the Carabineros are coming to develop a diagnostic study of the police,” Security Ministry spokesperson Héctor Ivan Mejía told AFP. The Chilean team, which included Inspector General Samuel Cabeza, Colonel Juan Carlos Castro, and Lieutenant Colonel Sergio Alarcón, was welcomed at Toncontín Airport, south of Tegucigalpa, by authorities from the Security Ministry. Mejía indicated that the Chilean experts will spend a week in Honduras, after which they will submit a diagnostic report on the Honduran police. “Chile is a brother country to Honduras, and we like to help our brothers with anything they might need,” said Chilean ambassador in Tegucigalpa, Rodrigo Pérez, who accompanied the welcoming team. Porfirio Lobo’s administration has promised a purge of the police to “get rid of the bad apples” involved in crimes, and previously announced the collaboration of Chile, Colombia, and the United States for that purpose. In Honduras, entire police stations have been involved in organized crime, such as drug trafficking, kidnapping, murder for hire, robbery, and extortion. By Dialogo January 31, 2012last_img read more

Forward: Taking your credit union beyond 2020

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sundeep Kapur Sundeep has been assisting financial institutions with their omni-channel strategies – a more effective branch, a better online experience, & great consumer engagement. He is the author of an online … Web: Details Financial institutions are in the financial services business: They help consumers by providing a safe place to store, grow, and borrow their money; a convenient and safe way to transact; and a place to come for sound advice that can help add value.Yet, financial institutions face significant challenges as the number of consumers visiting branches and interacting with people channels declines and it becomes harder to attract consumers. The last few months have accelerated the consumers fondness/dependence on digital services and financial institutions are losing out on everyday transactions to fintech and emerging financial services providers.For example: Two young entrepreneurs, 10 and 12, started a personalized skincare business. Their “regular” CU cannot accept many of their ecommerce and in-person transactions. The two young ladies have an account with a digital financial institution that can seamlessly accept all kinds of payments. And their mother runs payments at this credit union.Eleven tenants residing close to a college pay their land-lord via a digital wallet. Six of those tenants are under 21, the other five are senior citizens. The senior citizens prefer using digital to transact. They say it is easier than writing checks and they have easy instant access to information.When you use a rideshare app there is absolute ease, pinpoint accuracy and complete transparency. A push of a button (ease) summons the vehicle to where you are (pinpoint accuracy) and you know exactly where you are going and what you are paying (complete transparency).A couple in their early eighties just completed a move to my neighborhood from upstate New York. They found and bought their new home via Zillow, consolidated three accounts into one account with Marcus (online), and used their digital payments app to transact for multiple expenses. I bought a new car and did it the traditional way. I haggled with five dealers, took the lowest price to the closest dealer, and walked away with a deal of a lifetime. It was all done online; my car was even delivered by the dealer. So, what was the “traditional way?” Well, I enjoy bargaining, I “haggled” online, and got the best deal possible.Financial institutions help consumers with their financial journeys. The way consumers transact is being redefined. No cash changed hands (all digital money movement) in any of the above scenarios. The owner of the transaction has an opportunity to engage with their consumers. What role does a traditional financial institution get to play in this evolving world?  The consumers that financial institutions seek desire instant access to information, are empowered by choices and are still demanding even more. What can financial institutions do to stay relevant? Seven critical elements are going to define your foundation for success beyond 2020. I suggest using these seven elements to think about your strategy next year and beyond.  Transformed Branch Experiences – How can you draw consumers in for advisory versus transactional services? How do you get your consumers to transact online? Your branch experience has to change.Redefined Future Payments – What can you do to leverage payments to acquire more consumers, increase share of wallet, and earn more than just interchange income?Make payments strategic, lead with payments.Digital: Integrated & Responsive – Is your future digital strategy defined to be more like FinTech? Is digital giving you the competitive edge you deserve? You have to develop a foundational digital strategy.Security: Authentication, Transactions, Information – What would it take to create an omni-channel shield? Where are you most vulnerable?Secure biometric authentication is a must.Smarter Employees & Channels – How are you training your channels, especially your people channel? Is your training effective?Build smarter and consistent channels.Big Data, Decision Science, & the Cognitive Cloud – How can your financial institution leverage the success of big data and analytics? What do you do with this data?Develop a perpetual data strategy.Banking Delivered in Your Pocket – What would it take to create a completely mobile experience? Your future is literally in your hand.Build a mobile first plan, how about mobile only?If you would like a copy of the whitepaper that addresses these seven items in detail please send an email to me at I wish you the very best for the holidays and the very best beyond 2020. May we all say, “Hindsight be 2020!”last_img read more

Osijek’s Kopika became the first smart beach in Croatia

first_imgThere are six common and as many USB sockets on the solar tree, and it will draw solar energy using 810-watt photovoltaic panels. There are also 12 seats under the canopy of this tree. On solar benches and seating sets, it is possible to charge two mobile devices wirelessly and on 4 USB ports. It is important to emphasize that smart benches, showers, changing cabins, seating sets and a tree are Croatian products. The project has an investment value of HRK 1.053.876,25, of which it is co-financed from the Public Tourism Infrastructure Development Program and the Ministry of Tourism in the amount of HRK 392.000,00. The rest of the necessary financial resources, more than 660.000 kuna, were provided by the City of Osijek. The grant agreement was signed in December 2018, and the implementation of the project began in May 2019, while the works were completed in July this year. As part of the investment, five smart benches, three changing cabins, ten smart showers, twenty new LED lighting fixtures with poles, two seating sets and one smart tree have been installed. Thus, Kopika became the first smart beach in Croatia. The town on the Drava can boast of a new investment in tourist infrastructure. It is a modern arrangement of the famous Osijek beach – Kopike.  “Our Osijek is the first in the region to have the honor of enjoying and being proud of the smart Copacabana beach. At any time, all those who come to bathe can charge their mobile devices and laptops. Of course, if they start riding an e-bike or e-scooter, they can sit down for a while, rest and recharge their vehicles. ” explained the Deputy Mayor of Osijek, Žana Gamoš. Photo: City of Osijek, QBenlast_img read more

Ealing site beats guide

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Weather cited in Bahamas jet crash that killed 9

first_img Share Tweet Share FaithLifestyleNewsRegional Weather cited in Bahamas jet crash that killed 9 by: AP – November 26, 2014 Dr Myles Munroe and wife Ruth MunroeNASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Bad weather appears to have been a major factor in a small plane crash in the Bahamas that killed a prominent Christian minister and eight other people, according to a report released Tuesday.The Learjet carrying the Reverend Myles Munroe and members of his Bahamas Faith Ministries had been forced to abort its initial landing Nov. 9 because of heavy rain and reduced visibility as a storm front passed over the island chain, the country’s Department of Civil Aviation said in its preliminary report on the crash.The jet struck a shipping crane at the Grand Bahama shipyard to the airport while trying to land on its second approach, causing it to lose a portion of a wing and its fuel tank. The plane then plunged to the ground in an adjacent recycling plant.The crash killed everyone on board, including Munroe’s wife; the pastor considered second-in-command at Bahamas Faith Ministries, Richard Pinder; the group’s youth minister and his wife and young child.The 60-year-old Munroe, an author and influential pastor, and his entourage were making the half-hour flight from Nassau to Grand Bahama to attend the 2014 Global Leadership Forum that he organized.The report cited no other obvious factors but the crash remains under investigation. The cockpit voice recorder and engine control monitors were sent to the US National Transportation Safety Board for analysis, the report said.center_img Sharing is caring! Share 577 Views   no discussionslast_img read more