Ocean City May Provide New Home for American Legion

first_img[ready_google_map id=’3′]City Council will vote on Thursday on a measure that could provide a new home for American Legion Post 524 on city property at the corner of 46th Street and West Avenue. Proposed site for a new American Legion post at the corner of 46th Street and West Avenue in Ocean City, NJ.Council will consider the first reading of an ordinance that would authorize leasing the land to the Legion for $1 a year.The vacant lot is adjacent to an Ocean City Fire Department station and is used to store construction materials and vehicles.The American Legion Morvay-Miley Post in Ocean City currently leases space at 3304 Bay Avenue from Cape May County. But with 355 American Legion members, 100 members of the Sons of the American Legion and another 100 members of the Auxiliary, the veterans organization needs more space, according to Post Commander Bob Marzulli.If the ordinance were to pass, the group would be responsible for constructing a new post, Marzulli said.“State law permits municipalities to lease land which is not needed for public use to a non-profit corporation for a public purpose,” City Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson writes in a memo to City Council.The use of the leased 70-by-100-foot lot would be restricted to “the housing, recreation, education or health care of veterans of any war of the United States,” she said.“The lease will permit the post to build a structure on the property,” she said. “The city will have input as to the design of the building, and will take the site plan to the Planning Board for its review.”The City Council meeting on Thursday is open to the public and starts at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall. Council is expected to go into a closed executive session to discuss commission appointments and resume the public portion of the meeting at approximately 7 p.m.last_img read more

Speech: Annual meeting of the Corporate Leaders Group Chile Chapter

first_imgIt is a pleasure to be with you this evening at the first annual meeting of the Corporate Leaders Group Chile Chapter. The first of many, I´m sure. I have only recently arrived in Chile and I feel fortunate that within my first few weeks I have had the honour of hosting the Board of Directors in my house and then attending this dinner.This chapter of the CLG was established, of course, by HRH The Prince of Wales during his visit to Chile in 2009. I mentioned at the Board of Directors breakfast that I was already very familiar with the CLG concept from my last job as a Private Secretary for HRH. I have attended CLG meetings in a number of countries with him and he devotes considerable time to encouraging the creation of new CLG chapters and to following the work of existing ones. He will be delighted that I have been able to establish a relationship with you so soon after my arrival.The CLG chapters in Chile, the UK and around the world play an important role in the development of new initiatives, policies and innovative solutions to combat climate change and help to accelerate the transition to a global low carbon economy. Supporting the Chilean CLG is therefore one of the top climate change priorities for our team at the British Embassy as well as for our partners at the British Chilean Chamber of Commerce.And we have been delighted to witness how the CLG in Chile has grown in strength, increasing its membership to 18 companies this year. Much of this is due to the leadership of Thomas Keller and the Board of Directors as well as the energy and commitment of Executive Director, Marina Hermosilla.I congratulate them. But I know that no one intends to rest on their laurels. CLG members worldwide are committed to playing a leadership role in combating climate change, both in terms of changing their own businesses and sectors, and in advocating change in the wider economic and political context. The CLG supports the goal of achieving, at a minimum, net zero emissions globally well before 2100, with at least 40% emissions reductions overall by 2030.In the UK, many business leaders have embraced this challenge and are actively promoting low carbon transition as well as the commercial benefits of sustainable business. High profile examples include Richard Branson and Unilever’s Paul Polman. They are in good company. Across the globe we are seeing big corporations such as Nestle, Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s and Mars promoting sustainable business models.But I think it´s fair to say that globally, as well as in Chile, we need more business leaders championing these issues. We need more Chilean businesses to follow the example that you – the 18 member companies of the CLG here- are setting.At the Embassy, we look forward to playing our part in assisting Chile´s transition towards a low carbon future and in ensuring the further growth of the CLG.Thank you.last_img read more

Nikki Glaspie on The Nth Power’s Ceremonial Bob Marley Tribute and Why Jazz Fest is the Ultimate Homie Hang

first_imgNikki Glaspie is a special brand of angelic, though she’d insist she’s just like you or I. A powerhouse funk drummer, cosmic force of nature, spiritual beacon of life, Nikki also is a superhuman workhorse when it comes to Jazz Fest gigging. No stranger to the three-show evening, Nikki somehow maintains her swerve and commands her verve, no matter how long the hours nor how deep the pocket. This year, her fantastic band, The Nth Power, is not only revisiting their extraordinary Earth Wind and Power testimonial, but unveiling a tribute to Tuff Gong himself, with their Wake Up and Live celebration of Bob Marley slated for late late night on the first Saturday, again at One Eyed Jacks.   In spite of her mind-numbingly busy schedule, Nikki Glaspie was kind enough to take a few minutes to chat with L4LM’s B.Getz. The old friends touch on several topics: Nesta, Nthfectious, being a facilitator and a magic maker in the music scene today. Nikki shares more than a musical attitude here. She shares gems, wisdom, perspective, humor, and a whole lotta love, too. There’s a heaping portion of Jazz Fest stoke included below, as nobody Lives for Live NOLA more than darling Nikki.L4LM: Miss Nikki! How goes it? I appreciate you taking the time to rap with your boy about all things Jazz Fest. Thank you so much.Nikki Glaspie: No problem, B. Good to hear from you.L4LM: I’ve seen on the interwebs that your schedule is already nuts, and it ain’t even Jazz Fest yet. Let me be brief and cut straight to the chase—You were in New Orleans for an extended run recently, so just tell me a little bit about getting back to the city.Nikki Glaspie: I mean, I was down there in March playing with Tephra Sounds, which is a new band that I have with Helen Gillett, Brian Haas, and Jessica Lurie, and it’s pretty awesome, I love it. Sometimes we have Skerik and Alex Massa too. It’s just improvisational music, you know, we play whatever comes to mind. I can’t wait to get back to New Orleans. New Orleans is like my second home, definitely my spiritual home, my spiritual hub, you know, so I am excited to get back down there and I have a gazillion gigs [giggles].L4LM: Yeah I saw. As usual, I have seen your name everywhere. You get up to get down in the Big Easy during Fest. We seent it for years. Going hard in the paint again!Nikki Glaspie: So yeah, we will see how that goes. It’s always a real good time with the people I love.L4LM: I know people are really anxious to see all the things you are going to do at Jazz Fest this year. I didn’t know about Helen Gillet until recently, thanks to you. I saw you and Brian Haas post about her, and went to her page to peep game and she looks like a badass. I saw that Eddie Van Halen cello, I was like “Man! So dope.”Nikki Glaspie: Yes, she is killin. KILLIN! And I love her. She is awesome; a great musical talent but really a beautiful soul as well, you know. Really I feel that’s what makes the music, more than anything, ya know?L4LM: Definitely. Well, if she’s hanging with you and Brian, she’s going to be a killin’ player and cool person for sure. We know this.L4LM: I’m anxious to ask you about that special Bob Marley extravaganza, you’re calling it Wake Up & Live, with The Nth Power and Friends, the first weekend on Saturday night. As you know the Earth, Wind and Power—that Maurice White night (the original engagement at One Eyed Jack’s, over Jazz Fest 2016)—gig is maybe one of my favorite three concerts attended, all time. We will talk a little bit about that redux, too, but I want to talk about the Marley thing. How did you guys shift your focus to pick that iconic songbook? What’s the thinking there, with the Bob vibes, and why now?Nikki Glaspie: Well, I think the main reason why we picked that was because of the message. I mean, especially what this country is going through right now, you know, it’s like we need it more than anything. Bob, he hits the nail right on the head. It’s been proven for years, you know what I mean? Every word still rings true. We are just hoping to remind people of that. That we have to band together to make a change, if we hope to make a change. We have to work together and put our differences aside. And that’s the thing; we really don’t have that many differences. We get it mixed up. You know, everyone is trying to do the same thing. We are all trying to do the same thing: provide for their family, provide for the ones that they love and live a happy life and that’s what everyone is trying to do. If you go to Japan, that’s what people are doing. Wherever in the world, people are doing the same things. People are working for their families, working to bring food home and take care of their kids. It doesn’t matter where you are. It’s the same thing and the same concept. We are just trying to get that message across to people all of the time. It’s like we all bleed the same red, you know? You cut me open, I’m the same color as you, you know what I’m saying? It’s so ridiculous, it’s 2017, you know?L4LM: Yes indeed Nikki. I know. WE KNOW. And I’d follow you to the gates of . . . regardless, sister, but I think everyone can identify with this message, like you said, and everybody deep down really wants what Nesta stood for. What he sang for. There’s a lot of fun songbooks and cool artist tributes you can do for a variety of different reasons, but you’ve taken a serious cultural situation and climate, and are addressing it in a way, full of love and bliss but compassion, empathy and understanding. Respect.Moving on, Nate Edgar, Nth’s phenomenal bassist, and formerly with John Brown’s Body, we already know has got those fat Family Man dubby bass lines ready to go, and we know how dynamic a frontman and guitarist Nicky Cake Cassarino is, but what else y’all got cookin’ for this? Tell us about the other players? Are you guys going to rework the tunes out of the reggae style? What can people expect from the music?Nikki Glaspie: Well I mean the thing is, we always have a cast of characters. We are always excited to play Jazz Fest because of that. It’s like everybody’s down there, and we get to play with cats we wouldn’t normally get to play with otherwise, so we got Brian Haas and Rob Marscher, two great keyboard players that I love. From way back in the day, from Addison Groove Project, Rob was in A.G.P., and we got Brian from Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. We got Cyril Neville singing with us. I mean, Cyril is the man.  You know. The original Don Dada, just a legend. And we got Skerik, who is like my husband (laughs), then we actually have my husband, Adam Joseph, which I am really excited to kind of introduce to the scene. We have been making music together since I was like 18, and he’s been all over the place. He’s been in Poland, Europe, touring around the world, both playing and producing music.L4LM: His debut album, you produced it?Nikki Glaspie: Yeah, we co-produced it. And then the second album as well, just came out, like last year called Love Philosophy, but a lot of people don’t know who he is. He is, you know, one of my writing partners. We have been making music for a really long time but he’s just never been in the scene, so I am really excited for him to be here this year with us and singing on that show. He’s also going to be involved with the Earth, Wind and Power show that we are bringing back, so everyone needs to seriously look out for Adam Joseph, because he’s one of the greatest singers I know. Really, super excited about that. and also we got Andrew “Da Phessa” Baham, who I have known for a long time too. We went to Berkelee together, and, you know, we never really get to do stuff together, so I called him up like “Bro, you want to play this gig?” and he said “Of course,” so again, that is the great thing about Jazz Fest. We haven’t played music together in like twelve years, so just being able to do that is . . . is awesome. It’s a great feeling, you know?We also got Shira Elias from Turkuaz and (Erin) Boyd from Phantom Vanity, singing background and again, a lot of people don’t know who Erin is, which is awesome. They are going to find out! It’s just great all around. Oh, and Weedie (Braimhah)…everyone knows Weedie…and we’ve got Raja (Kassis)!L4LM: Oh yeah, that’s right. Raja is everywhere. Here, there, then over to Africa, New York, NOLA. I love Antibalas. That dude is getting around and getting up!Nikki: Yeah, Raja is super killing it.L4LM: That is an arsenal, that krewe right there.Nikki: Yeah, I mean we got a krewe, man. We Got. A krewe.L4LM: And clearly you take a lot of pride in breaking artists like Adam Joseph and Erin Boyd to a new audience like us, because you know we will appreciate them, so if you can put them out there, you like to do that. I can tell over the years that you get a lot of pride and happiness by bringing other cats into the scene. I love that about you Nikki. You are a facilitator.Nikki Glaspie: Yeah absolutely, all the time. That’s always something we like to do is introduce people to the scene. The scene is always looking for fresh faces, fresh talent, you know, we got plenty of it. We got talent for days man. Days. That is the other great thing about music in general: it’s just the gift that keeps on giving. It never stops, you know, there’s always musicians all over the place that are amazing that haven’t been seen or heard enough, you know?.L4LM: Absolutely. I love that about the scene, there’s always somebody new getting nice and getting noticed. But also it’s a small world and it feels like an extended family after all these Jazz Fests. Its funny you brought up Addison Groove Project and Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, plus Raja Kassis (Antibalas), as the first time I ever saw any of y’all was the same place, BerkFest in 2002, you were rocking with Sam Kinninger Band (ex-Lettuce, Soulive) at that time. It’s really cool to see y’all get back together like that and do it. Some full circle type shit right there. Back to the essence of where this whole scene took shape in the Northeast, back where it all began, for me atleast.Nikki: Yeah, I mean it’s almost like serendipitous. That’s what it feels like and also what I was saying before about everyone needing to band together and I mean, that’s exactly what we have in the band, you know? The band is people from all different bands and all walks of life, with the same intention; we are actively displaying what we are trying to get across to people, you know what I mean?L4LM: Yeah, I totally know what you mean. That’s got us psyched, inspired, and is moving just to hear you talk about it like that. Let’s check in on some other hits. I see you have something with the band and Nigel, the Nthfectious, at the Leaf super late one night second weekend. How cool is that? Again, going back where it all began. With Adam Joseph in the mix, too. That one is going to be special.Nikki Glaspie: We’re just playing music, man… you know, that’s it. Music. It’s all about the music. B, you know we also have Viveca Hawkins on that gig?L4LM: Oh yeah! I saw that. I didn’t mean to exclude her. I see her out and about, here in the Bay all the time. Been waiting on the rest of the world to find out about her. Love Viveca. MIZZ HAWKINS!  She most definitely does her thang, and looks real good doin’ it, too.Nikki: Yeah she was just singing with Dumpstaphunk last week, you know, she can sing it all. She’s really great. Known her a long time too. And she’s going to be singing with us too during Jazz Fest. And of course, wherever Dumpstaphunk is, you know I’m not far away. That’s family.L4LM: I am looking forward to that too. You’ve got that extra funkafied gear behind the kit with Dumpsta. I know that krewe was a gamechanger for you, and still is.  There’s so much to see down there at Jazz Fest, gotta do your best to catch the most jams, but can’t stress over what you miss. Jazz Fest has a special brand of FOMO that can eat you alive. Right now, I think I am seeing four of your hits over the nine days, so not bad, not bad.Nikki: Yeah, that’s pretty good man. I appreciate that. I want to add that I am also doing some gigs with Zack Starkey. Do you know him? Played drums with The Who most recently. He is Ringo Starr’s son, and he is just ridiculous. He also plays guitar, so we are taking him to do a bunch of stuff. We are doing the late night Maple Leaf, and the hits at the Carver Theatre. We are doing something for Peter Tosh because it’s the 40th anniversary of Legalize It. We got Cyril on that too.L4LM: Okay one last thing that I am asking everybody who I am interviewing about Jazz Fest: Other than your own hits, what would you be most stoked about if you could go see anything during Fest this year?Nikki Glaspie: Man, you know, Stevie Wonder. Stevie Wonder at the Fairgrounds, Frankie Beverly at the Fairgrounds with Maze. And the whole Cuba coming to New Orleans, like that entire thing, all that Cuba stuff that’s coming. I want to see all of that. I honestly don’t know what I am going to be able to see, because I am working so much. I also want to see Sput Searight, he has the whole night at the Nile one night. I honestly don’t think I have a day off though. So we’ll see.L4LM: Well just know in your heart, no matter how tired you might get, that we appreciate you and all the things you do for us, for the art, for the culture, and for the love. I just want to pay you respect, Darling Nikki, and a tribute to you because before I was your friend, I was a big fan, and best believe still am a big fan. It’s so beautiful to see you step into yourself as an artist over the past 15ish years, now to hear you spit rhymes on the mic or lead singing, or just really pushing the drum envelope in your own special way. You are somebody we are really proud to call one of us; in the vibe, scene, I love you, and I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that.Nikki Glaspie: Aw, well thanks. I am really honored as well, man. It is just an honor. For a long time, I was not really a part of the scene- like when I started my professional career, playing with Sam (Kinninger) and then going and playing with Beyonce for five years all over the world. I am just grateful for the scene because I came back from playing with Beyonce and I joined Dumpstaphunk. Everybody, all the fans and people really welcomed me with open arms, and I am really grateful because I wouldn’t be able to do it without you guys, without the fans, without all the music lovers, I wouldn’t be able to do any of this music, and we really express ourselves out there.You know, I am thankful for people lending their ear, to want to listen, to hear what we have to say and that is very special. A lot of people ask me all the time you know, “how do I get into that scene?” and I’m like “you just, you know, I’m very blessed to be in it” I don’t even really know how to tell somebody how to be in it, you know. Just come down and play music, and get familiar with everyone, that’s really all it is. It’s a family. It’s a community. And I am grateful.L4LM: I feel the same way, to be a part of it from another side, and to bring more people into the circle. It seems like you’re doing that, bringing new faces to the community, so hopefully in a few weeks, we will have some new family members after Jazz Fest.Nikki Glaspie: And one more thing to mention, I am really super excited about is we always do our gig on Monday night after Jazz Fest is over, at the Nile.L4LM: Yes! Nikki, that’s tradition now. That Monday Nile hit post Fest is the best, because everyone is done working, and it’s mainly just players and people who are involved from the inside out. Extended fam, musicians, the heart of the community that is still there, and still functional, is at your Monday Nile gig.Nikki Glaspie: Yeah, most of the crowd is players and that’s the thing. That is what I wanted. What we intended. Everybody is working so hard, for like two weeks, I just want to have a night where everyone can really hang out and chill, really vibe, you know? I am super excited, because we have Cheryl Pepsi Riley coming down and singing with us that night of the Nile gig. If anybody doesn’t know her, I mean, she is one of the greatest singers. She is just so incredible. I don’t even have the words to express how incredible she is. Anyone who has seen her before, knows how incredible she is, so that’s another person I am very happy to be bringing down and exposing to everyone because they need to know who this woman is. She has a voice of an angel.L4LM: Sweet, well it’s tradition to end with that Monday at The Nile. And Ms. Riley sounds perfect for the final throwdown.Nikki: The last hoorah!L4LM: The last hoorah! Yes indeedy. Thanks Nikki for the time, the words, the wisdom, the beats! See you in the Crescent City.Nikki: No problem, B.As told to B.Getzlast_img read more

The New Mastersounds Announce 7″ EP Release In Conjunction With 20th Anniversary Celebration

first_imgRecently, The New Mastersounds announced a special 2019 spring tour in celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary. Lamar Williams Jr., son of former Allman Brothers Band bassist Lamar Williams, will join the band throughout the tour on vocals. The New Mastersounds, comprised of Eddie Roberts (guitar), Simon Allen (drums), Pete Shand (bass guitar), and Joe Tatton (organ/piano), recently released their latest studio album , The Nashville Session 2, in November 2018.The New Mastersounds will release a special 7″ single on May 3rd via Color Red, in conjunction with the band’s tour-opening two-night run at New Orleans, LA’s House of Blues on May 3rd and 4th. The A-side finds Lamar Williams Jr. joining the band on “Shake It”, and the B-side finds Thievery Corporation’s Jeff Franca lending a hand on “Permission  to Land”.Following The New Mastersound’s two-night run in New Orleans, the band will continue with stops at Virginia Beach, VA’s Elevation 27 (5/7); Baltimore, MD’s Union Craft Brewing (5/8); Pittsburgh, PA’s Thunderbird Music Hall (5/9); Pittsburgh, PA’s Roxian Theatre (5/10); Rochester, NY’s Lilac Festival (5/11); Albany, NY’s Skyloft (5/12); Portland, ME’s Aura (5/15); Fairfield, CT’s StageOne (5/16); and a two-night tour-closing run art Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl on May 17th and 18th.Head here to pre-order The New Mastersounds’ forthcoming 7″ record.For ticketing and more information, head to The New Mastersounds’ website.The New Mastersounds 20th Anniversary Tour:May 3 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LAMay 4 – House of Blues (late-night show) – New Orleans, LAMay 7 – Elevation 27 – Virginia Beach, VAMay 8 – Union Craft Brewing – Baltimore, MDMay 9 – Thunderbird Music Hall – Pittsburgh, PAMay 10 – Roxian Theatre – Pittsburgh, PAMay 11 – Lilac Festival – Rochester, NYMay 12 – Skyloft – Albany, NYMay 15 – Aura – Portland, MEMay 16 – StageOne – Fairfield, CTMay 17 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NYMay 18 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NYView Tour Dates[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

David Wojnarowicz’s ‘Transgressions’ resurrected

first_imgWhen activist and artist David Wojnarowicz died of AIDS-related illnesses in 1992, he left behind a substantial legacy. In addition to his work as writer, painter, performance artist, and photographer, the 37-year-old New Yorker had been a key figure in the post-punk Cinema of Transgression movement, which used humor, sex, and violence to confront the more staid artists of the day — and to call out racism, sexism, and homophobia.Using himself and the city as subjects, in works that blended imagery from the burgeoning hip-hop/street art culture and gritty urban scenes, Wojnarowicz’s work is both very much of its day and still extremely powerful. In the years since his death, however, Wojnarowicz has become less known for his multimedia creations than for the uproar around them — specifically, around his use of religious imagery.A series of retrospectives this summer seeks to remedy this lack, and on Wednesday, 6–8 p.m., the Harvard Art Museums will screen “Transgressions: David Wojnarowicz, Post-Punk Cinema, and Queer Video Activism,” five short films by or featuring the artist, as part of the exhibition “Analog Culture: Printer’s Proofs from the Schneider/Erdman Photography Lab, 1981–2001,” on display through Aug. 12.Jessica Bardsley, a Ph.D. candidate in film and visual studies at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, curated the presentation. After the film, she will discuss Wojnarowicz’s life, death, and legacy with the artist A.K. Burns, whose current Lightbox Gallery installation “Survivor’s Remorse” was inspired by Wojnarowicz’s photographs.The goal, says Bardsley, is “understanding the political and artistic context that David was working in and also understanding what a passionate, angry, but also beautiful maker he was.”,When Wojnarowicz died, she said, “he wasn’t really famous, but many of his contemporaries now are very well-known.” These artists, like Richard Kern, Beth B., Gregg Bordowitz, and Nick Zedd, have kept Wojnarowicz’s legacy alive, and this summer the Whitney Museum in New York is mounting a major retrospective. “The last few years,” said Bardsley, “there’s a growing desire to more fully pay attention to the work he made.”Until now, she explained, when the general public has recalled Wojnarowicz at all, it has been because of his unfinished film, “A Fire in My Belly,” whose disturbing, surreal images of blood, masturbation, and self-mutilation seem to reference the AIDS crisis. A segment of this film, on which Wojnarowicz worked from 1986 to 1987, was shown in 2010 as part of a larger exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum. Despite the footage being placed in a much larger context — it was shown in a room dedicated to AIDS-related artwork and required interested viewers to activate it by touch screen — the Smithsonian screening sparked controversy because of the film’s depiction of ants crawling over a crucifix. Although the artist never showed the film in his lifetime and there is some debate about his intentions for it, the existing footage — nearly 21 minutes — will be part of the Harvard Art Museums retrospective. This screening, said Bardsley, “is an attempt to speak to the interest in that particular film in the bigger context of what he was up to.”Jennifer Quick, curator of the “Analog Culture” exhibit and co-organizer of “Survivor’s Remorse,” stresses the importance of that context. “David is really important in terms of his activist work. He brought a lot of attention to the AIDS crisis and how it was impacting artists,” said Quick, the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Associate Research Curator in Photography, Division of Modern and Contemporary Art. “Living in the Village in the ’80s and the ’90s, David was at the heart of it — it was such a small network, they all knew each other.”“He was living with AIDS,” Bardsley elaborated. “He had many friends who were dying of AIDS-related illnesses, and as a queer person and a person without much money or health care, [he was] trying to articulate being outside society — on the margins.“He’s a wonderful example of an artist whose activism and art practice is really one,” she said. “Especially right now, when there are so many artists who are trying to find ways of channeling their politics into their art.”“Transgressions: David Wojnarowicz, Post-Punk Cinema, and Queer Video Activism,” will be screened Wednesday, 6–8 p.m., at the Harvard Art Museums.  Tickets will be distributed beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Broadway entrance. One ticket per person.last_img read more

Tix Now On Sale to See Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole in War Paint

first_imgPatti LuPone & Christine Ebersole in ‘War Paint'(Photo: Joan Marcus) John Dossett View Comments Related Shows Tickets are now available to catch the hotly anticipated War Paint, starring two-time Tony winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. Directed by Michael Greif, the new Broadway musical about beauty titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden will begin previews at the Nederlander Theatre on March 7, 2017. Opening night is scheduled for April 6.Featuring a score by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie and a book by Doug Wright, War Paint follows cosmetics trailblazers Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole), who defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th Century. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both women were masters of self-invention who sacrificed everything to become the country’s first major female entrepreneurs. They were also fierce competitors, whose 50-year tug-of-war would give birth to an industry that would forever change the face of America. From Fifth Avenue society to the halls of Congress, their intense rivalry was ruthless, relentless and legendary—pushing both women to build international empires in a world dominated by men.War Paint will additionally feature Tony nominees John Dossett and Douglas Sills, who are also reprising their roles from the production’s world premiere at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre this summer. Dossett is set to portray Tommy Lewis, Arden’s husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will once again take on the character of the ambitious Harry Fleming, Rubinstein’s clubby confidante and faithful ally.The musical is inspired by Lindy Woodhead’s book, War Paint, and Ann Carol Grossman and Arnie Reisman’s documentary film, The Powder & the Glory. Greif, Frankel, Korie and Wright all previously collaborated on Grey Gardens with Ebersole.No word yet on further casting, but the Chicago production’s company also included Mary Ernster, Leslie Donna Flesner, David Girolmo, Joanna Glushak, Chris Hoch, Mary Claire King, Steffanie Leigh, Erik Liberman, Barbara Marineau, Stephanie Jae Park and Angel Reda. Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 5, 2017center_img Star Files War Paint Christine Ebersole Patti LuPonelast_img read more

Hawaii regulators approve six precedent-setting solar plus storage contracts

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:In only a few years, solar paired with energy storage has gone from a niche concept to the new reality of the U.S. power system. And it all really came down to price.While the 14.5 cents per kilowatt-hour that SolarCity was able to achieve with solar plus storage on Kauai was groundbreaking three and half years ago when it was announced, today Hawaiian regulators set a new threshold for the price that solar projects fully backed by four-hour batteries must beat: 10 cents per kilowatt-hour.The Hawaiian Public Utilities Commission (HPUC) has approved contracts between the subsidiary utilities of Hawaiian Electric Industries and the developers of six projects, representing a combined capacity of 247 MW of solar, and 998 megawatt-hours of energy storage – meaning that the entire capacity of all six projects will be fully backed by four-hour batteries.The price for each of these contracts was between eight and ten cents per kilowatt-hour. This is cheaper than both gas peaker plants and HEI’s current cost of fossil fuel generation, much of which is petroleum-based, which the company put at around 15 cents per kilowatt-hour.These six projects will dramatically increase the volume of utility-scale solar on the island chain, and using 2017 capacity factors provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, pv magazine estimates that these will generate somewhere in the neighborhood of 480 gigawatt-hours of electricity annually, more than tripling the current output of utility-scale solar as the island moves towards its mandate to get all of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2045.But perhaps more important than that is that these projects can be used to supply electricity during the evening peak and on cloudy days, moving solar from an intermittent, mid-day supply of electricity to a dispatchable resource. As such, they are ushering in the age of the solar peaker. And there will be more where these came from.More: Hawaii’s new reality of solar plus storage: under 10 cents Hawaii regulators approve six precedent-setting solar plus storage contractslast_img read more

Waltzing Away

first_imgClick here to subscribe to the Pharr Out BlogFor those of you trail savvy folks out there, you may know Warren Doyle as the man who has hiked the AT more than any other living soul (he’s working on number fifteen right now). For those Ashevillians reading this, you may know Warren Doyle as a Contra dance regular at the Grey Eagle and Warren Wilson. For Brew and me, we know Warren as a friend and as our wedding dance waltz instructor. He took the two of us from four left feet to wowing our wedding crowd in three short sessions. However, what I didn’t know at the time was that while showing me how to waltz, Warren was also teaching me about the trail.What I am starting to learn out here is that the AT is as much a dance as a hike. With the trail as the leader, the past few days I have learned how to spin, twirl, step forward and backward- all in proper timing. The rocks and roots in Maine make me sometimes feel more like an acrobat or gymnast than a hiker. However, another lesson the first two hundred miles have taught me is that I will make more progress if I let the trail determine my steps, If I try to lead the dance, I tend to end up kicking my partner and constantly tripping.Leaving the Maine Wilderness, I was six miles behind my ideal schedule. I was able to tag on six miles to my day into Caratunk, but along the journey I was forced to ford several very strong rivers. This made me anxious because the AT out of Caratunk passes over the Kennebec, one of the largest rivers in Maine. Most hikers take a canoe-ferry across the river, but when I arrived I discovered that because of high waters, the boat hadn’t run in over a week. I had no clue what I would do if the boat didn’t run the next morning, but I could do nothing about it except wait and hope for the best. As luck would have it, the next morning I rode over on the first ferry in eight days.The day after I crossed the Kinnebec, I climbed up the Bigelow Mountains of Maine. This range is where Maine starts to show her teeth, and trust me when I say Southern Maine is mighty ferocious. I knew I couldn’t make it to the road after the Bigelows, but lucky for me I have a super handsome and athletic husband who was able to hike in five miles with our equipment so we could set up camp.After the Bigelows, the Mountains came in greater size and frequency. I really started to struggle with the climbs and much to my dismay, on day five Brew and I had our first “road-side meeting” fiasco. We miscommunicated the night before so we spent the entire day playing hide and seek in the Maine woods. We didn’t locate each other until late that evening. Thankfully, my food had been replenished in the meantime by a hiker who shared a package of ChipsAhoy with me. (On a side note, Chips Ahoy says they have 1000 chips per bag but that’s way too many for one person in a day.) I was emotionally and physically drained that evening after hiking 38 grueling miles, but I was blessed with some gorgeous views and near perfect weather.After six days of 30+ miles, I finally cut the mileage down to marathon length (26 miles) for my last two days in Maine. I needed the lower mileage and lower intensity not only to recover but also to store up for what lay ahead, the White Mountains of New Hampshire. If there is anything I learned in the first week on the trail, it is that adhering strictly to my schedule is not necessarily as important as listening to my body and dancing with the trail, which may include taking steps backwards and twirling when I least expect it.last_img read more

Trail Mix: Totally Random With Zach Deputy

first_imgDuring a recent family movie night, I had the pleasure of introducing my two youngest children to the magic of Mary Poppins, one of my favorite childhood films.Ben and Lindsay were equally enamored with the film as I was, laughing at all the same places I laughed and expressing wide eyed wonder during all of Jane and Michael’s adventures with Mary Poppins and her sidekick, Bert.Bert – chimney sweep, sidewalk artist, and one man band – came to mind as I began to ponder the talents of Zach Deputy, the one man funkalicious jam band who released his latest record, Wash It In The Water, late last month.Instead of Bert’s bass drum, clanging cymbals, and accordion, Zach Deputy can be found behind a bevy of microphones, looping station, keyboards, and guitars during one of his live sets. Deputy’s groove is undeniable. Check out some live video – Zach dances as hard in his seat as his crowd does in front of him. Armed with a soulful voice and impeccable instinct as to where to drop each sound, Zach Deputy makes people move. Having seen him live, Zach Deputy is also one of those rare artists who are as much fun to watch as listen to.Recently, Zach Deputy was kind enough to indulge me and get totally random.BRO – Something you always have in your fridge?ZD – Butter, aka veggies’ best friend.BRO – First record you ever bought?AD – Cake’s biggest record. I forget the title.BRO – Last TV show you binge watched?ZD – The Walking Dead, I think, or Eastbound & Down.BRO – Favorite song to sing in the shower?ZD – An improv scat of some sort or my mouth trumpet.BRO – Beer, wine, or whiskey?ZD – I don’t drink much, but if I did it would be tequila.BRO – First time you were starstruck?ZD – It was a guy named Rick Kazoo, a local news celebrity, who was at my dentist’s office. I think I was like six or so, and I froze in disbelief.BRO – Deserted island. You get one instrument, What do you take?ZD – My Godin Nylon SA guitar.BRO – Deputy Dog or Barney Fife. Who you got?ZD – Deputy Dog, of course!Zach Deputy can be found all around the Southeast throughout the month of October. Shows in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and both Carolinas are on tap.For more information on when and where Zach Deputy will hit a stage with you, along with how you can get your hands on a copy of Wash It In The Water, please boogie on over to Zach’s website.Also, be sure to check out “Chevrolet,” a brand new track from Zach Deputy, on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

Lawyer advertising rules go to the court

first_img January 1, 2006 Regular News Lawyer advertising rules go to the court Lawyer advertising rules go to the court The Florida Bar filed its petition, The Florida Bar Re Amendments to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar — Advertising Rules in the Supreme Court of Florida on December 14.Proposed amendments involved Rules 4-7.1 through 4-7.11, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, the lawyer advertising rules. The petition may be found on the Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org on the Advertising Task Force page.Members have until January 31 to file comments with the court, pursuant to Rule 1-12.1, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.last_img read more