Pretty Lights Live Hits Red Rocks For The Second Of Two Sold-Out Nights [Full Video/Photo]

first_imgPretty Light Live | Red Rocks Amphitheater | Morrison, CO | 8/12/2017 | Photo: 2ber Media Load remaining images On Saturday night, Pretty Lights returned to Red Rocks Amphitheater for his eighth consecutive year at the legendary venue, with Saturday marking the second show of a sold-out, two-night run with his collaborative live band, Pretty Lights Live. Pretty Lights Live is a relatively new set up for Derek Vincent Smith, which sees the prolific producer joined by his live band featuring Alvin Ford Jr. (drums), Brandon Butler (keys), Borahm Lee (keys) and Chris Karns (turntables). Across Saturday’s performance, the group was incredibly tight, easily transitioning in and out of the more jam-oriented segments that have become a hallmark of the Pretty Lights Live experience. You can check out the full stream of Pretty Lights Live’s second Red Rocks performance below, plus peep a gallery of photos capturing Saturday’s festivities, courtesy of 2ber Media.Pretty Lights Releases USB Containing Sixteen Rare And Unheard Tracks [Listen]Setlist: Pretty Lights Live | Red Rocks Amphitheater | Morrison, CO | 8/12/2017Set: Change Is Gonna Come, Look Both Ways, The Sun Spreads In Our Mind (There Is A Light), Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Roy Ayers), Is There Any Love In This World*, Untitled (Gorge Promo Video)*, The Rythm Is Invisible*, Looking For Love (But Not So Sure), Where I’m Trying To Go, Maybe Tomorrow, Samso (+Remix), Eternalessly (prelude 4), If I Gave You My Love Jam (SuperVision), Up And Down I Go, Better Than I’ve Ever Been!, Toxic, Head Nod Freedom, Ask Ya Friends, Analog Jam (Australia Cassette), CREAM x NY State Of Mind, We Must Go On, Summer Love w/ Jubee, Lost and Found (+Odesza remix), I Put A Spell On You, Dionysus* Newlast_img read more

Embracing the arts

first_img Balalaika Babes “The Balalaika Babes” featured pianist Anne Polyakov and vocalist Talia Lavin inside the main dining hall at Dudley House. Hansel and Gretel Actors Ryan Halprin ’12 (left) and Johnny Bassett ’12 (right) and their troupe, the Sunken Garden Children’s Theater, performed “Hansel and Gretel.” Woven words A web of contributed phrases was woven into netting for “Interspecies Invitational” beside Widener Library. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer Living legend Harvard Arts Medalist, actor Tommy Lee Jones, surprised the audience when he stepped out of the crowd to say a few words. Arts alive Hairy legs galore The not-so-clean-shaven men performed an Irish step dance for Megan. Bang it Under sunny skies, the Harvard University Band helped to kick off the 20th Arts First festival in Harvard Yard on April 28. center_img Pretty palette Elizabeth Stone chooses face-painting colors at Arts First. Those are Stone’s little feet and pretty shoes. Reflections Odd angles emerged in mirrors made of Plexiglas in an exhibit titled “Connexus Reflect” in Harvard Yard. Most birthday celebrations don’t include 100 music, dance, theater, and multimedia events in a dozen venues featuring more than 1,000 performers.But then, this was no ordinary birthday.It was the 20th anniversary of Harvard’s Arts First festival, presented last weekend by the Office for the Arts at Harvard (OFA) and the Office of Governing Boards. And without a doubt, there was something for everyone.At Widener Library, the Harvard Spinnerets, led by visiting scholar Sarah Kariko ’90, invited the rare spider Hyptiotes veritas to come spin her triangular-shaped web to celebrate 375 years of arts and veritas. Passersby were then invited to write their own truths on “veritas ribbons” and weave them into the web.At night, “Slow Dancing,” a video installation by David Michalek, was projected on the library’s façade, drawing crowds awed by the mesmerizing sight of bodies whirling, twirling, and kicking in hyper-slow-motion. Facebook and Twitter comments summed up the experience: “Beautiful”; “a perfect contemplative period”; “nothing short of breathtaking.”Saturday’s Dance Festival at Lowell Hall featured performances by 16 undergraduate-led ensembles.“The energy from all the performers is so tangible,” said senior Emma Chastain. “It’s wonderful to see dancers from all different groups — from the Ballroom Dance Team to ballet and bhangra — performing in the same place.”Classical music enthusiasts crowded Holden Chapel and Paine Hall for conservatory-caliber performances. Freshman George Ko, a member of the Harvard Piano Society, remarked, “To see so many people excited about the arts and sitting on the edge of their seats to hear the music being made by fellow students was truly a rewarding experience.”Another freshman, Sarah Reid, enthused about the Student Art Show and Sale at 90 Mt. Auburn St., as well as an exhibition at the Adams House Art Space. “Going to the various art shows was very inspiring; I had no idea that my friends and peers were creating such high-quality work,” she said. Reid performed with her R&B cover band, The Nostalgics, on an outdoor stage in Harvard Yard. “What an incredible way to wrap up my first year! The art we’ve been creating over the past few months was showcased and garnered a lot more appreciation through the festival.”Theater fans were treated to an array of productions, from “Hansel and Gretel” and “Hair” to original student works such as “Highway 9” by Kristi Bradford ’12, “Hart Crane” by Matt Aucoin ’12, and “The Graveyard Book” by Elizabeth Mak ’12. Said Dana Knox, production coordinator of Farkas Hall: “What a whirlwind — it was a spectacular cross section of genre and content.”Oscar-winning actor Tommy Lee Jones ’69 — honored with the annual Harvard Arts Medal at a ceremony on Thursday — attended “Hansel and Gretel” at the Performance Fair kickoff Saturday morning.“Harvard isn’t thought of as a school that turns out major figures in the performing arts,” said Brianne Holland-Stergar ’13, who played Gretel. “Performing as an undergraduate in front of someone as accomplished as Tommy Lee Jones reminded me that Harvard can and does turn out exceptional artists.”Arts First also recognized the increasing presence of art making in the curriculum. On Friday at Arts @ 29 Garden, “Breaking Boundaries” showcased collaborative projects, presentations, and performances by students led by faculty who received grants from the Elson Family Arts Initiative.“The event far exceeded our expectations,” said Bess Paupeck, Arts @ 29 Garden program manager. “The constant flow of student performances, exhibitions, and faculty presentations, as well as the many people who witnessed it, was jaw-dropping and inspiring. Especially in the midst of Arts First, it was a clear statement that creativity and art making are gaining traction in the curriculum.”At the Memorial Church, students performed Heinrich Schutz’s “The Seven Last Words,” a piece that was part of the class Music 123r, “Passion Settings in the 20th and 21st Centuries,” taught by conductor Andrew Clark, senior lecturer in the Department of Music and director of choral activities at Harvard.“This class gave me a great appreciation for music,” said tenor Adrian Aldaba ’12. “It let me look at music in ways I never thought I would, such as the political impact of music.”On Sunday at Agassiz Theatre, students performed work by Harvard-affiliated poets such as T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Adrienne Rich, Robert Frost, and Elizabeth Bishop. As conceived by Professor Jorie Graham, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, the show was a moving testament to the sheer beauty and power of the written — and spoken — word.“We are so thrilled to be marking 20 years of Arts First, and I particularly love the forward motion of this year’s festival,” said OFA Director Jack Megan. “We’re acknowledging not only the wonderful history of Harvard arts with events like the poetry reading, but also a taste of things to come with ‘Breaking Boundaries’ and ‘Slow Dancing.’ Of course, the students are the engine of this festival. Their work comes straight from the heart, and so much of it is truly exceptional.” Lovely dames Waiting for their cue outside the Science Center tent were Hasty Pudding actors, ready to roast Jack Megan, longtime director of the Office for the Arts and festival producer. Rapt audience Children were entertained by a funny, nontraditional version of the classic. Take a bow Pianist Jessica Rucinski ’13 (right) and bassoonist Daniel Clark ’12 take bows following their performance in Holden Chapel.last_img read more

Pushed by pandemic, Germany seeks to boost technology use

first_imgBERLIN (AP) — The German government has agreed on a strategy to boost the use of data for commercial purposes and signed a deal with state education authorities to fund laptops for teachers. The measures are part of a drive to boost digitalization in a country that has fallen behind many of its peers due in part to concerns about data protection. Officials often refuse to communicate with citizens by email, but Germans were nevertheless surprised to learn last year that many labs were still transmitting coronavirus test results by fax. Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Germany “didn’t look good” when it came to linking up over 400 regional health agencies, or in the use of IT for distance learning.last_img

Dominican Republic, Haiti partner to bolster narcotics fight

first_img SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Haitian and Dominican officials agreed to coordinate efforts to fight narco-trafficking on the island the two countries share. The Dominican National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) said it would share logistical and technical resources with its Haitian counterparts to track and intercept drug shipments to the island of Hispaniola. Maj. Gen. Rolando Rosado Mateo, who heads the directorate, said President Leonel Fernández instructed the Dominican military to share resources to help Haiti fight drug trafficking. “The president of the republic has expressed a clear desire to organize training as required and share the resources of the defense system of the Dominican Republic to help in this common struggle,” he said as the agreements were announced on April 20. In addition to the DNCD, other specialized arms of the Dominican military, including the air force and naval units that track drug flights and marine shipments, would share information with Haiti, Rosado Mateo said. The island of Hispaniola, the second-largest in the Caribbean, has long been a major transshipment point for drug traffickers moving cocaine and other drugs from South America to markets in the United States and Europe. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s 2010 world drug report found the share of cocaine transiting the island had dropped steadily from 2000 to 2004 before experiencing an uptick. In 2007, 9% of all cocaine bound for the United States transited the island, according to the report. Analysts worried that narco-trafficking would increase in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake destroyed much of what little institutional capacity the country had to fight the drug trade. The Haitian National Police, the country’s sole domestic security force, lacks the capacity and manpower to cover the country. And the vessels used by the Haitian Coast Guard, a unit of the police, don’t have the range to patrol the 1,500-kilometer (932-mile) coastline. The Haitian government is attempting to bolster the police force, with the assistance of the UN peacekeeping mission. Last year, Haiti seized 74.2 pounds of cocaine and 959 pounds of marijuana, according to government figures. Through the agreement with the Dominican Republic, Haiti looks to close some of its gaps while it trains more police officers. The two countries have long experienced tense relations, marked by distrust and vast cultural differences. However, after the 2010 earthquake, Dominican rescue workers were the first to send assistance to Haiti. Fernández visited the neighboring country just two days after the earthquake to discuss how his country could help. The two countries have experienced warmer relations since Fernández’s visit. Haiti President Michel Martelly visited Santo Domingo in March and received an honorary medal, the highest honor for foreign leaders, and several agreements were struck. “I thank you on behalf of my government for the support offered by the armed forces and DNCD … and all the collaboration you have offered us in this area,” said Fritz Cineas, Haiti’s ambassador to the Dominican Republic, at the event announcing the partnership. Cineas said narco-trafficking poses a problem for Haiti and the Dominican Republic, making it in the best interest of both countries to share resources and manpower. Rosado Mateo said the Dominican counter-narcotics units would be available to Haiti “at all times and whenever it is necessary.” By Dialogo May 15, 2012last_img read more

Colombian Oil Workers Released by ELN

first_img “Today we are pleased to announce their release and to facilitate the reunion with their families,” the statement added, quoting Daniel Littlejohn-Carrillo, head of the ICRC office in Saravena. One of those released is environmental engineer Gina Uribe, who works for the Canadian subsidiary of the Lavalin Group, Itansuca (SNC), which was contracted to do work for the Bicentennial Oil Pipeline being constructed in the east. The ELN, inspired by Ché Guevara, has about 2,500 fighters according to government estimates. Suspected members of the Eastern war front, the ELN, which is the second largest guerrilla group in Colombia, handed the women over to the humanitarian mission. Maria Rivera, from AFP news agency, said that “the two women were found in good health and should be arriving this afternoon [August 15] (to the town of) Saravena (Arauca),” where were forcibly taken from their homes by armed men on July 24, . The other woman is journalist Elida Parra, who serves as managing consultant with the local community outreach and also works with the Bicentennial Oil Pipeline. center_img The ELN had admitted to kidnapping the two women on July 29, in a statement sent to their families. Subsequently, on August 2, Uribe and Parra asked their employer, Oleoduto Bicentennial, to mediate their release in a video sent to several Colombian television newscasts. By Dialogo August 15, 2012 Two female employees of oil companies working in eastern Colombia and kidnapped on July 24 by guerrillas from the National Liberation Army (ELN), were freed and turned in to delegates of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Catholic Church, on August 13, said a spokeswoman. A statement issued by the ICRC shortly after the announcement of their release, said: “From the day they fell into the hands of the ELN, we were awaiting the fate of Elida and Gina and kept contact with their families.” last_img read more

IBA annual conference set for October

first_img IBA annual conference set for October IBA annual conference set for October May 15, 2002 Regular Newscenter_img More than 3,000 lawyers will gather this October in Durban, South Africa, for the International Bar Association’s annual conference.The five-day event, from October 20 through 25, will feature more than 100 working sessions covering topics ranging from the balance between individual liberties and state protection, the independence of the judiciary, and the relationship between a world of national law-making and international terrorism.Participants can attend a range of showcase sessions, including the IBA Human Rights Institute and the IBA Task Force on International Terrorism, featuring more than 800 speakers from 173 different countries.Durban is located in the KwaZulu-Natal Province, known as the “Kingdom of the Zulu,” in the subtropical southeast coast of Africa. A safari at one of the country’s renowned game preserves or a visit to the Cape is a two-hour trip away. The Drakensberg Mountains are a 90-minute drive from Durban, and, with a day or two of traveling, participants can visit the Namaqualand Desert, the Sterkfontein Caves, Kruger National Park, or Victoria Falls.For more information about the IBA’s annual conference, including online registration and payment, and information about CLE credit, visit www.ibanet.org.last_img read more

In Memoriam

first_img February 1, 2003 Regular News John K. Alberty, Columbus, Ohio Admitted 1974; Died September 3, 2002 Lawrence Frederick Beyer, Boca Raton Admitted 1984; Died November 16, 2002 David N. Bressler, Blue Bell, PA Admitted 1976; Died November 8, 2002 Frank Duckworth, Washington, D.C. Admitted 1948; Died July 26, 2002 Michael Elmore Ingram, Tallahassee Admitted 1988; Died November 14, 2002 Maria M. Macy, Arcanum, Ohio Admitted 2000; Died February 11, 2002 Dennis J. Powers, North Palm Beach Admitted 1979, Died November 15, 2002 Philip Howard Reid, Jr., Vero Beach Admitted 1958; Died November 20, 2002 Ronald Dexter Trow, Yulee Admitted 1978; Died November 19, 2002 Deborah Ann Waldbillig, Boca Raton Admitted 2000; Died November 5, 2002 In Memoriamlast_img read more

The Rundown – Feb. ’13

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York 1. BUY PUNK ROCK FAMILY CAR STICKERSYou’re stuck in traffic. There’s nowhere else to look but at the back of the giant minivan in front of you with their whole family—in stick figure form—plastered across the back window. Mom. Dad. Two kids. Cat. Dog. Do we care? Not really. But hey, congratulations on your ability to reproduce. If you must let the world know every member of your family, at least give us something fun to look at. For 10 bucks, StickerPunx on Etsy will outfit your car with your family members—in punk rock form—all the way down to your badass fish.2. TIVO CHOPPEDA new season of Food Network’s Chopped is underway and on Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 10 p.m., former New Yorker Maureen Sanchez will compete and talk about her sister, Judith Erin O’Donnell, the subject of the 2011 Press cover story, “Still Looking for Judy.” Judy has been missing for more than 30 years and Maureen has been waiting for more than a year for DNA analysis to be completed to determine if an unidentified murder victim found in a block of concrete in NYC in 2003 is her sister.3. GET A $1 REUSABLE STARBUCKS CUPIn an attempt to curb trash—and inevitably boost profits—Starbucks has debuted a reusable plastic cup, a replica of the paper one, for only $1. Each time the cup is used the coffee giant will give you a 10-cent discount. So after 10 refills, the cup pays for itself. Sweet.4. DOWNLOAD LUMOSITY’S BRAIN TRAINER APPDesigned by the neuroscientists at Lumosity, Brain Trainer has eight exercises targeted at improving your brain’s health, performance and overall intelligence. Match the dots, figure out which way the bird is flying and flex your mental muscles. It’s fun and only takes a few minutes per day.5. GOOGLE “GIANT YELLOW DUCK”Sydney’s famous harbor was turned into a giant bathtub during January’s Sydney Festival, a month-long arts and music celebration, for a five-story, yellow duck created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, who said his PVC creation, titled “Rubber Duck,” has healing properties. We’re not sure about healing, but watching this thing move slowly down the harbor is pretty awesome.6. VISIT CUPS FRO-YOWith its first Long Island location recently opened in Carle Place and two more coming to Commack and Huntington, Cups brings its insane line of low-fat frozen yogurts to our shores. Run by quirky “cast members” with club music pumping and a lounge-type design, Cups serves up heavenly creations like their Low-Fat Chocolate Chip Cheesecake frozen yogurt.7. GIVE A DAMMIT DOLLThe 12-inch Dammit Doll (DammitDolls.com) is so sturdily sewn that it stands up to an onslaught of slams on tables, desks, floors and walls while its owner attempts to ease life’s stressful moments. Keep one in the glove compartment for annoying occasions like traffic jams on the Long Island Expressway—the Dammit Doll offers a surprisingly satisfying catharsis when banged on the dashboard (not while driving, of course).8. JOIN SOUPER BOWL VIFor those of us whose most anticipated part of Super Bowl Sunday is Beyonce’s half-time performance, and the Puppy Bowl, here’s something else to get you in the mood. In Port Washington, the United Methodist Church hosts a delicious football alternative on Feb. 2nd, from noon-3 p.m. where local restaurants vie for the chance to be voted the 2013 SOUPer Bowl Champ. Everyone is invited to buy a spoon and become a taster.9. PLAY LLAMA OR DUCKThis smartphone game seems like a joke, but once you start playing it’s not only addicting, but pretty damn hard. You literally have a split second to decide if the creature on your screen is a llama or duck. Sounds simple, but…give it a try.10. SPEND VALENTINE’S DAY AT WHITE CASTLEBecause nothing says love like sliders and chicken rings. Call 718-899-8404, Ext. 304 for reservations.last_img read more

Cops: Mastic Teen Stabbed to Death During Dispute

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Mastic teenager was stabbed to death during a dispute in his hometown on Friday, Suffolk County police said. Trevor Bender, 17, was sitting in the passenger seat of a car that was stuck in traffic on Mastic Road at around 5:10 p.m. when he and the driver got into a verbal dispute with a group standing on the corner of Mastic Road and Moriches Avenue, police said. Bender and the 18-year-old driver got out of the car and approached the group, police said. The dispute escalated and Bender was stabbed in the chest, police said. The male suspect fled the scene on foot. Bender was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The investigation is continuing, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

Endwell community garden looks to give back

first_imgThe only issue is the potential for hazardous soil in the garden. The soil is currently being tested, and if all comes back positive, the project will be given the green light. One of the garden’s helpers, Rich Purtell said there is still unused space in the garden. Organizers are looking to start growing vegetables to give back to families in the community. ENDWELL (WBNG) — After the floods in 2006, Jason Shaw had a vision to create a community garden. That garden is currently built on the land that was previously occupied by Christ the King school. Purtell said they fully expect the soil to come back positive. “It would be great — this would be some supplemental food to help with our Monday night dinners so people could come and take out what they need for an immediate evening, but also get some produce to take out and help their family for the next week so they could come back the following Monday,” said Rich Purtell.last_img read more