Marc Brownstein, Borahm Lee, Alvin Ford Jr., & Khris Royal To Collab At Brooklyn Comes Alive

first_img[Video: LazyLightning55a] The fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive will host a special performance featuring the Disco Biscuits bassist Marc Brownstein, Break Science/Pretty Lights keys player Borahm Lee, Pretty Lights drummer Alvin Ford Jr., and Rebelution saxophonist Khris Royal. The band will blend New Orleans funk, jazz, and electronic music for a truly unique collaboration that perfectly matches the ethos of the beloved all-day music marathon, which will return to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on September 29th at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade.Marc Brownstein and Borahm Lee have been involved with some of Brooklyn Comes Alive’s most memorable moments. Borahm’s J Dilla Tribute was a true highlight back in 2016, and Brownstein‘s all-star collaboration with Magner, Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Ryan Jalbert (The Motet), and Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) was one of the most thrilling sets in 2017. Of course, Brownie and Borahm’s iconic [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits project with bandmates Aron Magner and Adam Deitch—debuted at BCA in 2016 and now playing venues and festivals nationwide—has cemented their place as two of the BCA’s most reliable players and curators.Dumpstaphunk drummer (and Borahm’s bandmate in Pretty Lights Live) Alvin Ford Jr. and Rebelution saxophonist Khris Royal, however, will be making their Brooklyn Comes Alive debut in 2018. The pair—both staples in the New Orleans music scene—recently performed with Brownie during a much-talked-about late night show at New Orleans Jazz Fest called “Pretty Knights”, and, shortly after, the trio decided to bring Borahm into the fold for Brooklyn Comes Alive.With festival veterans like Borahm and Marc returning in 2018 alongside rising talent like Alvin and Khris, Brooklyn Comes Alive is a truly special musician- and fan-favorite event. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. Each attendee receives a wristband that grants them access to every venue, which makes getting from set to set a breeze, recreating and paying homage to the club-hopping atmosphere of Jazz Fest by night.As Marc Brownstein explained to us, “The Brooklyn Comes Alive crew comes up with one spectacular collaboration after another. The new band with Borahm, Alvin Ford Jr., and Khris Royal is destined to be smoking hot, with some of the best new talents this scene has to offer, playing a unique style of jazz and funk-influenced electronic improvisation.”Check out a video from Breaking Biscuits’ debut at Brooklyn Comes Alive in 2016 below, and get stoked to catch Marc Brownstein, Borahm Lee, Alvin Ford Jr., and Khris Royal at the festival in 2018!Breaking Biscuits – “Little Fluffy Clouds” – 10/22/2016 – Brooklyn Comes Alive The fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive will return to Brooklyn’s beloved Williamsburg neighborhood on September 29th for an all-day music marathon at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here.last_img read more

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Waitress’ Jessie Mueller Eats Pie & Sings Carole King

first_img Related Shows Jessie Mueller View Comments Jessie Mueller Waitresscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 Star Files Pie is kind of a big deal in the Sara Bareilles-scored musical Waitress, which recently nabbed four Tony Award nominations. Jessie Mueller received a nod for her powerful role as Jenna, who pours her frustrations and triumphs into the creatively titled pies she makes. Visting The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on May 12, Mueller revealed that she does not get to indulge in the pies her character bakes eight shows a week. Ever the late night gentleman, Colbert brought out a lovely pecan pie for the two to enjoy. In exchange, Mueller threw it back with singing “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, for which she earned her first Tony Award. Enjoy the sweet treat below!last_img read more

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Master of Biomanufacturing

first_imgThe University of Georgia was awarded federal stimulus funding to launch a new program to meet the workforce needs of Georgia’s growing biotechnology industry.The three-year, $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will create a new Professional Science Master’s program in biomanufacturing and bioprocessing. Only 21 of 210 universities were selected to receive the award.“The focus of a PSM is different from the traditional undergraduate, master’s or doctoral degree,” said Timothy Davies, co-director of the UGA program and a research scientist in biochemistry and molecular biology. “It allows individuals to pursue advanced scientific training in a particular sector of industry while developing a strong foundation in business practices. It equips students with the skills that industry requires.”“This … is an exciting first at UGA, providing a more direct connection between graduate training and workforce development in an area of intense need in this country,” said David Lee, UGA vice president for research. “This is a prime example of a new trend in workforce-directed academic/industrial/government partnerships.”The degree program is awaiting approval from the University Council Executive Committee and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. There are about 200 PSM programs nationwide. The eight to 10 students in the UGA program will study biofuel/biochemical, industrial/environmental or pharmaceutical areas. Courses will be taught by faculty in UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Pharmacy, College of Veterinary Medicine, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Terry College of Business, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Bioenergy Systems Research Initiative and Faculty of Engineering. The biomanufacturing training facilities at UGA are unique in the Southeast and state-of-the-art for industry, Davies said. Strong industry links will enhance students’ experiences through seminars and guest lectures, lab-based case studies and internship opportunities. The NSF funds will support recruitment and fellowships for new master’s program students. The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Centers for Innovation and Georgia Bio will provide industry contacts and expertise. The Georgia BioBusiness Center, UGA’s technology incubator, will foster links between students and regional start-up companies.last_img read more

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Montauk Man Pleads Not Guilty to Fatal Hit-and-run

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Montauk man has been apprehended for fleeing the scene of a crash that left a  61-year-old pedestrian dead in Amagansett about four months ago.Edward Orr pleaded not guilty Friday at Suffolk County court to a grand jury indictment charging him with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, tampering with physical evidence and criminal mischeif.East Hampton Town Police arrested the 30-year-old Feb. 7 for crashing his Jeep Cherokee into John Judge as the victim walked on Main Street on Oct. 23, 2012. A driver found the victim’s body near Hedges Lane and called 911, police have said.Judge William Condon set bail for Orr at $500,000 bond or $250,000 cash. Orr is due badk in court March 20.last_img read more

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Moving towards a device-based mobile wallet

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Zilvinas BareisisOver a year ago, we published a 2014 edition of our annual Top Retail Payment Trends Report (2015 edition is here), in which we distinguished between app-based wallets – majority of mobile payments solutions in the market at that point – and device-based wallets. We suggested that payments would become ever tighter integrated into the device and the operating system (OS) and that we will see the emergence of device-based wallets, “which store securely on the phone a token associated with payment credentials, which can be discovered and summoned as needed by any app or a site reached via mobile browser.”Then Apple Pay came along and demonstrated to everyone the beauty of a payments solution tightly integrated into the OS and the device itself. There is no separate wallet app; customers can configure the solution via the Settings page and store their cards in Passbook. And the token of the credentials can be summoned for an in-store or an in-app transaction. Apply Pay raised the stakes for everyone in mobile payments.The challenge for Google is that the Android ecosystem is nowhere near as tightly controlled as Apple’s. Yet, in the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen a few interesting moves that indicate steps towards OS and device-based wallets in the Android ecosystem. First, Samsung, the leading Android device manufacturer acquired LoopPay, which uses Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology to enable mobile payments at the existing POS devices. Then, Google announced it was buying Softcard’s technology. Finally, the news just emerged that Google would be launching Android Pay at its Google I/O conference in May. continue reading »last_img read more

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5 practices to attract good people

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » You are who you spend time with. We’ve all heard this line – or something similar to it – and it’s true. When we surround ourselves with positive, good people, we are much more likely to do good things.Rhett Power, head coach of Power Coaching and Consulting, lists five ways to attract “amazing people” into our lives. His list includes:1. Be that person. If you want amazing people in your life, then be amazing yourself.2. Speak it. “Speak what you want,” Power writes.last_img read more

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East Hampton Man Killed in Crash With Bus

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 27-year-old East Hampton man was killed when his SUV skidded on black ice and crashed head-on into a Suffolk County Transit bus in Water Mill early Friday morning.Southampton Town Police said Cesar Marin was driving a Chevrolet Trailblazer westbound on Montauk Highway when he lost control of his truck and veered into the eastbound lane, hitting the bus shortly before 7 a.m.Marin was pronounced dead at the scene. The bus driver was taken to Southampton Hospital, where he was treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries.Police impounded the SUV but no criminal charges are expected to be filed. Another vehicle crashed after hitting the same black ice 10 minutes prior, but no injuries occurred in that case.last_img read more

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Education for private renters – IQM destination Hvar town

first_imgSource and photo: Hvar Tourist Board It will take place before the start of the training awarding certificates to all stakeholders of the IQM Destination Hvar project. Namely, in order to be in line with the qualitative development of the destination, the stakeholders of the IQM Destination city of Hvar fulfilled the expectations of partners and guests, networked with IQM Destination city of Hvar partners of the tourist offer in the destination and also met the standards set for each category of entities. hostels, camps, private renters, family farms, restaurants, bars, attractions, souvenir shops and associations. The Tourist Board of the town of Hvar in cooperation with the companies Feel IQM and Interligo doo organizes education for private renters which will be held March 18 at the Arsenal Gallery. March 18 – Arsenal Gallery11.30 am Awarding of certificates to IQM program stakeholders12,30 – 13,30 Vedran Pražen, Smartingo doo, Digital Marketing13,30 – 14,00 Pero Matić, Dokumentalist doo, Financial planning14,30 – 15,30 Anamarija Cicarelli, Interligo doo, Practical advicecenter_img Vedran Pražen from Smartingo doo will say more in the digital marketing education program, Pero Matić from Dokumentalist doo will talk about financial planning, while Anamarija Cicarelli from Interligo doo will give practical advice to private renters. Finally, the Tourist Board of the town of Hvar invites private renters to join the education and prepare for a successful upcoming season.last_img read more

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Arsenal transfer target Joachim Andersen drops major hint over his ideal move

first_imgArsenal transfer target Joachim Andersen drops major hint over his ideal move Arsenal are also interested in Joachim Andersen’s Sampdoria teammate Dennis Praet (Picture: Getty)Regardless of his spending power, defensive reinforcements represent a priority for Emery in light of the departure of Stephan Lichtsteiner. Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin, meanwhile, are unlikely to be fit in time for the start of the new season, while Sead Kolasinac, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal have all been linked with moves this week.Andersen, 23, has emerged as a potential target this week along with his current teammate Dennis Praet, viewed as a potential Aaron Ramsey replacement, but the Denmark international could have his sights set on Milan instead.‘I haven’t read much in media about Giampaolo leaving, but I’m happy for him,’ he told EkstraBladet.‘I’m also a little disappointed as he’s leaving. If I dream of joining him? I can’t respond to that and I don’t know my future, but Milan is a great club.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Joachim Andersen has emerged as transfer target for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal transfer target Joachim Andersen admits he would happily follow Marco Giampaolo to AC Milan should the Sampdoria manager depart for the Rossoneri.Unai Emery is desperate to reinforce a defence which shipped 51 Premier League goals last season and capitulated in last week’s Europa League final against Chelsea.That defeat cost Arsenal their last chance of returning to Europe’s top tier competition and put a huge dent in Emery’s spending power this summer.The Spaniard has been afforded a measly £40million budget, but that could be significantly enhanced by player sales, particularly if Arsenal are able to find buyers for Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Shkodran Mustafi who have all reportedly been deemed surplus to requirements.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 6 Jun 2019 8:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link565Shareslast_img read more

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UK roundup: CWU rejects revised Royal Mail DB replacement scheme

first_imgThe Communications Workers Union (CWU) has rejected the latest proposal Royal Mail has put forward for replacing its current defined benefit (DB) scheme.The Royal Mail Pension Plan’s DB section will close to future accrual at the end of March next year.On Friday the company, which operates the UK’s postal network, said it was offering members a choice between a new DB scheme and a new defined contribution (DC) scheme.The DB plan would be a “cash balance” scheme, providing members with a guaranteed lump sum at retirement. Royal Mail said that under its proposal there would be “less need – or even no need at all – for members to give up [the] annual pension to get a tax-free lump sum” at retirement. The company had already proposed a replacement DB cash balance scheme earlier this year, following an initial proposal from the CWU.It said the total company contribution, at 15.6%, was the same as under its initial proposal, although the contribution to members’ retirement accounts would increase from 12.6% to 13.6%. The remaining 2% would be contributions for other benefits, such as death in service.The company contribution to the proposed new DC scheme would be 13.6% of pensionable pay.The CWU had strongly criticised the initial DB cash balance proposal from Royal Mail, and on Friday it said it rejected the company’s latest offer.Terry Pullinger, deputy general secretary for postal at CWU, said: “It does not meet our aspiration of a wage in retirement pension scheme, but rather still promotes the conventional wisdom of a cash-out arrangement at the point of retirement.”The CWU put forward its own idea for a new replacement scheme in March, and Pullinger said that although Royal Mail’s latest proposal used elements of that, “it would still represent a significant shortfall in the pensions promise and it is not something that we are prepared to recommend to our members”.Unite has said it would hold a consultative ballot on the proposal starting this week, without making any recommendation to its members about accepting or rejecting Royal Mail’s proposal.Brian Scott, Unite officer for the Royal Mail, said the proposals from Royal Mail were an improvement on what the company had initially proposed.Royal Mail said it expected the overall cost of the proposal to be funded within its current £400m (€456m) annual pension contribution budget, and that the risk to the company of the proposed DB scheme would be materially lower than under the current plan.Atomic energy pensioners call for investigationPensioners from the former UK Atomic Energy Authority (AEA) have called for an investigation into the circumstances leading to their pension scheme entering into the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).Prospect, a trade union, is co-ordinating the pensioners’ campaign. It relates to the AEA Technology (AEAT) DB pension scheme, which was set up in 1996 following the privatisation of part of the AEA. Many people transferred their accrued rights to the scheme following privatisation.The pension scheme entered the PPF’s assessment period in 2012 after its liabilities became too large for the sponsor to manage. It was fully transferred to the lifeboat fund in July 2016, with pensions paid based on PPF rules.In a statement, Prospect said this meant pensions of scheme members were not paid in full. The PPF pays 90% of deferred members’ accrued benefits subject to annual cap of £38,505. No indexation is applicable to benefits accrued before April 5, 1997.The union said that more than 3,000 members of the AEAT pension scheme lost on average one-third of their pension entitlement because of “business, government and regulatory failure” that led to the scheme entering the PPF.The campaigners estimate a total shortfall in their pensions of £182m (€208m). They have called on the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman to investigate what happened and recommend compensation.Oliver Letwin, a member of parliament, said in October 2016 that the ombudsman should be able to rule on whether there had been “maladministration” in the way pensioners were informed about the new AEAT scheme.It was noted in response that a complaint regarding information provided to employees about their pension rights would fall within the remit of the Pensions Ombudsman rather than the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.The pensioners have previously made submissions to the Work and Pensions Select Committee and the Pension Ombudsman and complained to government departments, ministers, scheme trustees, and the PPF, but this had “fallen on deaf ears”, the union’s statement said.  PLSA moves ahead with diversity initiativeThe UK’s trade body has chosen Northern Trust Asset Management as the “headline partner” for its diversity initiative, “Breaking the Mirror Image”, which aims to encourage greater diversity on trustee boards and across the pensions industry as a whole.The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association launched the initiative in March with the release of a collection of essays, and said that it will work with Northern Trust on a programme of events and training over the next year.This will include a diversity leadership training programme and a one day diversity conference. Hermes research costs Hermes Investment Management is to stop passing on the cost of external analyst research to its clients, a spokesperson confirmed.Under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MIFID II), asset managers will be forced to pay for sell-side investment research and separate the costs for research from transaction costs to achieve full cost transparency for end clients, effective from January 2018.Several asset managers have already said they would absorb external research costs rather than passing these on to clients.last_img read more

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