Tedeschi Trucks Band brought their Wheels of Soul Tour to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday night. Along for the ride were The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna. While the entire run has been nothing short of special, Saturday night’s performance was especially meaningful as it marked the return to the very stage that several of the musicians shared with Col. Bruce Hampton on the night of his death earlier this year.Listen To Jon Fishman, John Bell, And More Talk About Col. Bruce From Hampton 70, His Surreal Final ShowTedeschi Trucks Band used the opportunity to honor their fallen friend through music, dedicating “Cry Me A River” to Col. Bruce Hampton during the band’s encore. Reports from the band’s crew confirm that Col. Bruce Hampton was very much there in spirit. The band also dedicated “Song For You” to keyboardist Kofi Burbridge, who is currently at his home in Atlanta, recovering from a massive heart attack, and taking this tour off from the road. The band’s entire set was an emotional rollercoaster, as the band played through “Midnight in Harlem” with a “Little Martha” introduction. “Little Martha” was written by Duane Allman and was often performed by Derek Trucks in the Allman Brothers Band to honor the fallen Brother. The husband and wife duo invited Hot Tuna’s Jorma Kaukonen (guitar), Jack Cassidy (bass), and Justin Guip (drums) to join for “The Sky Is Crying” immediately after.After a powerful “Made Up My Mind,” Tedeschi Trucks Band were joined by Oliver Wood (guitar, vocals), Chris Wood (bass), Jano Rix (keyboards), and Tinsley Ellis (guitar) for “Have No Shame” and “Sweet Virginia.” It was a spiritual experience for Susan Tedeschi to again trade vocals with Oliver Wood on the stage of the Fox Theatre, as their voices were the last to pulse through the room on the night of Col. Bruce Hampton’s death. Strong as ever, the musicians let love prevail. The set closed with “Whipping Post” by the Allman Brothers Band, another meaningful nod to Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks who’d been buried in the same state earlier this year.It’s been a rough year for everyone, but especially the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Their performances has proven time and time again how medicinal music can be. Don’t miss the Wheels of Soul Tour in a town near you.Listen to Saturday night’s full audio below, as uploaded by Dfries81:Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | The Fox Theatre | Atlanta, GA | 7/15/17I Want More, Don’t Know What It Means, Keep On Growing, Midnight In Harlem (w/ Little Martha intro ), The Sky Is Crying *, Made Up Mind, Have You No Shame **, Sweet Virginia **, I Wish I Knew, I Pity the Fool, The Storm, Whipping Post (jam and final chorus)E: Song For You (dedicated to Kofi Burbridge), Cry Me A River (dedicated to Bruce Hampton), Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Bound For Glory* with Jorma Kaukonen (guitar), Jack Cassidy (bass), and Justin Guip (drums)** with Oliver Wood (guitar, vocals), Chris Wood (bass), Jano Rix (keyboards), and Tinsley Ellis (guitar)[photo by Vic Brazen]
Virginia’s own Kendall Street Company has announced a new tour date, as they’ll be returning to Brooklyn, NY for a performance at the famous Knitting Factory in Williamsburg. The show, set to take place on Friday, March 2nd, will also feature an opening set by up-and-comers South Hill Banks.Kendall Street Company formed in early 2013, when acoustic guitarist & vocalist Louis Smith and saxophonist Andrew Drehoff decided to expand upon their experiences as local musicians in the Virginia Beach music scene. The pair moved from Virginia Beach to Charlottesville to attend the Univerity of Virginia, and it was there that they harnessed their musical powers and formed a band of their own. With the addition of fellow University of Virginia students Brian Roy on bass and vocals, and Ryan Wood on drums & percussion, the band, which fuses psychedelic grooves with acoustic jams and indie and ska influences, quickly outgrew it’s Charlottesville roots and has turned into one of the best and fastest rising bands in the region, with a lights-out live show that continues to impress audiences up and down the East Coast. Over the years, the band has added several new members to the mix, with Andrew King on keyboards, Ben Laderberg on electric guitar, and Jake Vanaman on saxophone rounding out the band’s current sound.Disco Biscuits & Tauk Members To Debut New “TAUKing Biscuits” ProjectKendall Street Company burst out in a big way following their appearance at the 2017 LOCKN’ Music Festival, and the release of their album Space For Days, which was unveiled back in September.Tickets to Kendall Street Company with South Hill Banks at Knitting Factory are on-sale NOW at this link. See below for more info, and get ready to get down with Kendall Street Company on March 2nd!– SHOW INFO –Show: Kendall Street Company with South Hill BanksWhen: Friday, March 2nd, 2018Venue: Knitting Factory – 361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PMPrice: $12.00 adv / $15.00 dosTickets: On sale hereEnter To Win A Pair Of Tickets:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>
Max Lander | The Observer Former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, center, speaks Monday in the Dahnke Ballroom as part of the Notre Dame Forum. Williams was discussing the role of prayer in the work of William Shakespeare.“One of the most characteristic features, in fact, of Shakespeare’s dramatic work is the way in which he will allow his plays to talk to each other,” he said.Though prayer is visible throughout Shakespeare’s work, Williams specifically addressed its portrayal in Shakespeare’s plays written between roughly 1599 and 1611 — plays such as “Hamlet,” “Henry V” and “The Tempest.”Each of these plays contain characters praying, or attempting to pray, Williams said. In “Hamlet,” Claudius attempts to pray for forgiveness for killing his brother — Hamlet’s father — while at the same time hypocritically continuing to enjoy the throne he gained as a result of his brother’s murder. In “Henry V,” the eponymous king of England prays for victory against the French, while at the same time acknowledging that his position as king results from his father’s potentially illegitimate usurpation of the throne. “We are left with a whole set of unresolved questions about prayer. What makes it effectual? What renders it ineffectual? And about whether interior penance is actually the whole story,” Williams said. “The echoes are clear — here again is someone praying to be able to repent while not having to make restitution of the goods he enjoys in virtue of the sin for which he is trying to repent.”The prayers offered in these are not always entirely genuine, Williams explained, as Shakespeare stages them for the effect they may supposedly produce. In the play “Measure for Measure,” a similar dynamic is on display in which various characters feign sincerity in order to manipulate others. “Appeal is constantly being made to mercy, to grace and yet the characters, each one of them in their different ways, pretends to seize that mercy and use it as a tool of control, of staging, of pushing others into roles and patterns of interaction — dramas — that the powerful ego sets out to construct,” Williams said. In “The Tempest,” Shakespeare’s final work, the dynamic is slightly different. The wizard Prospero, who throughout the play has used his magic powers to manipulate the other characters to achieve his own goals, lays down his instruments of power and vows his days of magic are over.“He is stepping out of the role of being a dramaturgist, he’s stepping away from the power to do what the Duke in ‘Measure for Measure’ does, what Hamlet and Claudius are both doing, what in a sense Henry V, too, is doing,” Williams said. “That is, the attempt to resolve, or bring truth to light, by staging a performance. Prospero has, unlike the others, succeeded in his task. He has staged something which has brought about not only truth but a certain kind of reconciliation.” Prospero abdicates his power in an attempt to reconcile himself. He appeals to the audience in “The Tempest,” saying, “Unless I be relieved by prayer, which pierces so that it assaults, mercy itself and frees all faults, as you from crimes would pardon’d be, let your indulgence set me free.”“It is a renunciation that he cannot simply make for himself,” Williams said. “He needs prayer — not his own prayer, not the elusive, transparent, totality of repentance which escapes all the characters we’ve seen so far, but something else. He needs the audience, he needs the redeemed human community.”It is this moment, Williams said, that speaks to the audience.“In that moment of seeing the staging of our own despair, our own unwillingness to renounce and be transformed — as we see the staging of that we understand the depth of our own need,” he said. “As we let go of the characters on stage, the characters in the drama, we enact, we stage, what we need to do for one another, and what God has done in his own theo-dramatics with us, is to breath freedom for creatures, freedom for the other and in that prayer is justified, and prayer is answered. We are relieved by prayer.”Tags: Archbishop of Canterbury, Notre Dame Forum, Shakespeare Former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams discussed the portrayal and power of prayer in Shakespeare’s work in a lecture in the Dahnke Ballroom as part of the Notre Dame Forum on Monday night.Though Shakespeare’s works cover a broad range of topics — including comedy, tragedy, love, deceit and death — there are some themes and issues that appear consistently. Williams said prayer is one of these recurring themes.
Water isn’t just for drinkingPoor water quality not only affects drinking water. It can also affect a variety of household functions. Contaminated water used for cooking may affect your health, while an excess of certain minerals can hamper cleaning tasks in the laundry or bathroom.Unfortunately, no single test can provide information on all possible contaminants. Bacteriological tests determine if water is free of disease-causing bacteria. But there are many types of tests that cover a variety of bacteria. The most common bacteriological test checks for E. coli and total coliform bacteria, which can come from fecal contamination. Mineral tests can determine if the mineral content is high enough to affect either health or the water’s aesthetic or cleaning capacities. This test often pinpoints calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, copper and zinc. An abundance of these minerals can cause hard water, plumbing and laundry stains or bad odors. Pesticide and chemical tests are generally performed only if there is reason to believe a specific contaminant has entered the water system, such as pesticides.Inspect regularlyIt is important to regularly inspect your well for sources of contamination. Other potential problems can exist with the slab, the well screen, the building covering the well or landscaping. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers well assessment through the HOME*A*SYST program. These self-assessments determine the risks associated with your well. If you suspect a problem with your well water, contact a licensed well driller to inspect the well and have it tested for bacteria. This test should be done at least once a year, especially after well water disinfections. Have water testedWell testing can be done through local UGA Extension offices. Water samples are tested through the UGA Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratory in Athens. A basic test, which tests for pH, hardness and more than 15 minerals, is $15. An expanded water test, which tests for minerals, soluble salts and alkalinity, is $50. Contact your UGA Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1 for information on troubleshooting water quality issues or testing your well water for bacteria. Contact your county health department for information on how to take proper care of your septic system. Septic system problems can affect well water quality. You have frequent and unexplained illnesses in your household.Your neighbors find toxic chemicals in their well water.You are concerned about the lead pipes or soldering in your home.You detect a difference in the taste, smell or color of the water.You are buying a new home with a well that has been out of use.It comes from an improperly sealed or unprotected well, spring or cistern.You spill fertilizers, pesticides, oil, gasoline or other toxic substances on the ground in or near the well. Clean drinking water is a top priority for families. But homeowners who rely solely on well water can be open to certain risks. If your water is provided by a city or county source, it isn’t necessary to have it tested unless an in-house contamination is suspected. Public and municipal water supplies are routinely tested and must meet Environmental Protection Agency standards.Homeowner’s responsibilityWell water can become contaminated from various sources and can make homeowners sick. Since there are no federal or state monitoring regulations for private wells, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to make sure their well water is safe to drink. Well water may not be safe to drink if:
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11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » You probably saw the photos by now. My daughter Kate broke her tibia.It was a spiral fracture, meaning a cast up to her hip. No swimming. And no weight on that leg.Until August.Kate and I have learned a lot due to that broken bone.People are still wonderful. I received countless notes of encouragement for Kate. Friends visited. People called Kate to say hello. Every day, we’ve been blessed by some unexpected act of kindness. It is a two-fold lesson. People are wonderful. And when the time comes, you must do the same for other people.Patience. When you can’t walk, and you aren’t great with crutches, you have to be patient. Patient with life. Patient with yourself. Patient with your surroundings. Patient with a slower pace. Kate (and I) have learned that some things are beyond our control.Grit. In the beginning, the pain was bad. Crutches were tough. Taking a shower was difficult. But Kate pushed through. She’s now nearly nimble and pain-free. But it took a while to get here.
continue reading » The talks between Senate Banking Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Id.) and his ranking Democrat, Sherrod Brown of Ohio on a bipartisan financial regulatory overhaul have broken down without a deal being struck, Brown confirmed today.“After working in good faith, it’s clear we will not be able to reach a compromise that protects consumers while supporting small banks and credit unions,” Brown said, in a statement. “I continue to support small banks and credit unions, but I cannot agree to gutting protections for working people and taxpayers.”The two had sought to reach agreement on changes to the Dodd-Frank Act that would be able to gain 60 votes needed to pass legislation in the Senate. The exact issues that led to the stalemate weren’t clear Wednesday. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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Hinder argued that many active managers in the equity space had only added small caps to their approach, which then outperformed in the bull market.He said Publica, therefore, had turned to smart-beta approaches such as value and minimum-volatility strategies in equities, which he said were “adding value compared to pure passive strategies”.For its fixed income portfolio, Publica began build an emerging market debt exposure in February 2013, commissioning Ashmore Investment Management and Investec Asset Management to invest via two passive, enhanced mandates.As of the end of 2013, the emerging-market debt exposure stood at 4.7%, just short of the 5% strategic allocation.Publica also added inflation-liked bonds but it left out high yield, Hinder said, adding that the pension fund’s aim was to “broadly diversify” the fixed income portfolio. Publica, Switzerland’s CHF36bn (€30bn) public pension fund, has switched to passive mandates for “almost all” asset classes in its portfolio in recent years and has now “looked to smart beta” and some active strategies for additional returns.Speaking at the Swiss Leadership Pension Forum in Zurich, Alex Hinder, chairman of the investment commission at Publica, told delegates: “Possible diversifications would be insurance-linked bonds and infrastructure private debt – and this is an area for active managers because, there, you cannot follow an index.”The main focus, he said, would be to “cash in” on independent risk premiums in the fixed income portfolio rather than merely adding equity risk.“We are rather sceptical whether managers can systematically produce alpha, and the niches for active managers are getting smaller,” he said.
Manchester City assistant manager David Platt insists there is no better right-back in the Premier League than Pablo Zabaleta. The popular Argentina star has been the model of consistency in a season of fluctuating fortunes for City this term. Cheekily, Platt responded to the comparison with Denis Irwin, whom Sir Alex Ferguson said gave him an eight-out-of-10 performance every week by claiming Zabaleta deserved eight-and-a-half this season. “There hasn’t been a better right-back this season,” said Platt. Press Association “You can’t have 11 masterchefs. All sorts of things go into producing a performance and Pablo’s reliability to produce very high level performances is a welcome thing. There is no worry whatsoever that he can’t cope. “Often we get David Silva and Samir Nasri roaming infield. Invariably, that means our full-backs are exposed one versus one. They never complain because they have belief in their own ability. You must have full-backs who are willing to accept that.” Zabaleta is very much like Irwin in his refusal to be swept along by all the plaudits. For the former Espanyol man, the team is the important thing, which is probably why he shifts around so uncomfortably when informed what Platt has said. “I am really happy people are saying good things but I am just working hard and doing my best for the team,” he said. “Probably this season has been one of my best since I signed for Manchester City. I have been a regular player. To do that I have had to step up my game. “But always when you have good players around you it makes you a better player and when I look at the team, I see fantastic players. I don’t really like to just talk about my situation, though. I always think about the whole team. I just want to do my job.” A top-two finish, something City have achieved only seven times in their history, and an FA Cup win over Wigan at Wembley on May 11 would, in Zabaleta’s eyes, represent a season of success. “Now the title has gone, we have an important game at Wembley,” said Zabaleta. “It is important to keep winning trophies and the FA Cup is massive in England. We need to keep the momentum, keep focused and concentrate.”