Last Sunday, June 12th, an all-star crew of musicians assembled around an exciting The Nth Power performance at the Highline Ballroom in New York, NY. The band not only gave fans a great set of music, but brought out some phenomenal guests for a star-studded three-song encore performance.After treating fans to some of their Abundance classics, the group welcomed out a truly all-star roster that included Ivan Neville on vocals, James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band/Animus Rexx), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Chris Brouwers (Turkuaz), Josh Schwartz (Turkuaz), and Greg Sanderson (Turkuaz). That lineup jammed out two classic covers, “Peg” by Steely Dan and “Fantasy” by Earth Wind & Fire.”The band then brought out Turkuaz’s Shira Elias and Michelangelo Carubba to help finish the show with another EWF staple, “Serpentine Fire.” Check out videos of all three encore songs below, courtesy of The London Souls Historian.PegFantasySerpentine FireSetlist: The Nth Power at Highline Ballroom, New York, NY – 6/12/16Set:Holy Rain (dedicated to Orlando Victims)Right NowOnly LoveThank YouOnly YouSpirits (Remix)Soul SurvivorHomeEncore:Peg w/ Ivan Neville (vocals) + James Casey tenor sax, Natalie Cressman trombone, Chris Brouwers trumpet, Josh Schwartz baritone sax, Greg Sanderson tenor saxFantasy w/ Ivan Neville keys + vocals + James Casey tenor sax, Natalie Cressman trombone, Chris Brouwers trumpet, Josh Schwartz baritone sax, Greg Sanderson tenor saxSerpentine Fire w/ Ivan Neville keys + vocals + James Casey tenor sax, Natalie Cressman trombone, Chris Brouwers trumpet, Josh Schwartz baritone sax, Greg Sanderson tenor sax + Michelangelo Carruba percussion, Shira Elias vocals
Funk powerhouse Turkuaz has just announced their plans for ringing in 2018 by detailing their annual New Year’s Eve celebration, The Ball Drop! The fan-favorite Brooklyn funk act will be celebrating New Year’s Eve with fellow funksters, Pimps Of Joytime, with a special performance in Baltimore, Maryland at Rams Head Live on December 31st. This announcement comes on the heels of the announcement of the other dates for Turkuaz and Pimps of Joytime’s joint New Year’s Eve run, which will see both groups hit Paradise Rock Club in Boston on December 29th and College Street Music Hall in New Haven, Connecticut on December 20th.A limited number of reduced-fee fan pre-sale tickets for Turkuaz and Pimps of Joytime’s New Year’s Eve extravaganza in Baltimore are available to buy now. The general public on-sale for The Ball Drop starts this Friday, September 15th, at 10 am (EST), with a limited number of discounted early-bird VIP options also available for sale. You can grab pre-sale tickets for Turkuaz’s The Ball Drop here, and join the Facebook event page here for more information and updates.In other news, Turkuaz is hitting the road this fall, with the band kicking off their massive fall tour presented by Live For Live Music today in Arcata, California! Check out all of the group’s upcoming fall tour dates below, and be sure to catch the funk powerhouse when they hit your city!
[Audio: edmund.edwards] Setlist: Twiddle | House of Blues | Boston, MA | 12/31/2018Set One: River Drift, Jamflowman > Frankenfoote, Lost in the Cold, Beat It* (Michael Jackson cover), Hatti’s Jam > When It Rains It Pours*Set Two: Enter > Orlando’s, Polluted Beauty* > Auld Lang syne > Burning Down the House*^ (Talking Heads cover), Apples, Beethoven and GreeneEncore: Juggernaut* w/Chris Houser^ w/Rob Chafin Twiddle was one of the many notable jam bands who set up shop in a select city for a multi-show run in celebration of New Year’s Eve 2019 over the holiday weekend. The band chose to stick close to their New England headquarters with two nights of shows in Boston, as they first played the Paradise Rock Club on December 30th, followed by a performance at the House of Blues Boston for New Year’s Eve. The latter show featured a wonderful lighting and musical performance from the veteran jam band, who also treated fans to some special guest appearances, as the packed venue grooved its way into 2019. The band’s seven-song first set started with a performance of their recently-debuted unreleased single, “River Drift”. They continued right into a two-song combination of “Jamflowman” and “Frankenfoote” from their 2007 Natural Evolution of Consciousness LP. The set continued with “Lost in the Cold”, followed by a cover of Michael Jackson‘s “Beat It”, with the latter including a guest sit-in from The Werks’ Chris Houser, who would be a recurring guest throughout the night. The band closed the first half of the show with “Hatti’s Jam” and Houser coming back out to play on “When It Rains It Pours”.Twiddle – “Beat It”, “Hatti’s Jam” > “When It Rains It Pours” – 12/31/2018[Video: Zak Radik]The band returned for set two with a mix of transitions and non-stop jams, as they started things off with “Enter” > “Orlando’s”, followed by Houser returning once again to play on the band’s 2017 single, “Polluted Beauty”. The song sent the band and attendees properly into 2019, as they continued the party amongst a deluge of confetti with a pair of celebratory covers. Starting with “Auld Lang Syne” followed by a transition into The Talking Heads‘ “Burning Down The House”, which featured Houser and his Werks bandmate Rob Chafin. The set came to a close with “Apples” and “Beethoven and Greene”, followed by a one-song encore of “Juggernaut”, which you can watch below.Twiddle – “Juggernaut” – 12/31/2018[Video: Zak Radik]Twiddle and their fans won’t have much time to rest following the busy weekend. The band will head out on their 2019 winter tour beginning with a show at George’s Majestic Lounge in Arkansas on January 20th. Fans can head to the band’s website for tickets to their upcoming winter performances.
U2 has announced a world tour in celebration of their 1987 album, The Joshua Tree. The initial announcement includes stops in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea.The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 will see the band return to New Zealand and Australia for the first time since the 360° Tour in 2010; as well as the first Tokyo shows since the Vertigo Tour in 2006; plus what promises to be some very special concerts with the band’s first ever visit to Singapore and Seoul.“It’s only taken me 30 years to learn how to sing these songs and it’s great to be able to say that I’ve finally caught up with the band,” frontman Bono joked in a press statement about their 2017 tour which celebrated the 30th anniversary of the iconic album. “Our audience has given the Joshua Tree a whole new life on this tour. Doing these shows has been very special for us, a lot of emotion… From the despair of how relevant some of the dark songs still are, to the joy, pure fun of the staging… it’s quite a ride. And now we get to do it all over again. Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul… We’re coming for you.”U2 guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Edge added, “We really, REALLY wanted to bring The Joshua Tree to New Zealand, Australia and Asia. We promised we would and finally, now we can say that we will see you in November… It’s going to feel like a homecoming and we are very excited.”Noel Gallagher is also confirmed as support for the New Zealand and Australia dates, saying “We are beside ourselves. The Joshua Tree 2017 Tour was some of the most fun we ever had. It will be both an honour and a pleasure to share the stage with our friends and comrades once again. It’s gonna be a ripper!”Head to the band’s website for ticketing information.NEW ZEALAND/AUSTRALIA/JAPAN/SOUTH KOREA 2019 TOUR DATES:8 November Auckland, NZ Mt. Smart Stadium12 November Brisbane, AU SunCorp Stadium15 November Melbourne, AU Marvel Stadium19 November Adelaide, AU Adelaide Oval22 November Sydney, AU Sydney Cricket Ground27 November Perth, AU Optus Stadium4 December Tokyo, JP Saitama Super Arena5 December Tokyo, JP Saitama Super Arena8 December Seoul, KR Gocheok Sky Dome
Bough wanted viewers to experience the lives of these women at an intimate distance, one that was tactile, full, and personal; a portrait alone makes a viewer step back, she said.The nurse is called “Nadezhda,” a nom de guerre of a sort — just as the other 11 names were invented for the exhibit, eight years in the making. The women, in their 80s and 90s, were not just shy talking to an American, but reluctant to talk to anyone who had not seen the siege, Bough said. They had seldom mentioned the war even to their families, and guarded their privacy as they once did their own lives.“We saw everything,” said Galya. Today, she meets once a week with fellow survivors in a choir to rehearse old war songs.Alla remembered the cold of 1941-1942 in a few words. “That was the winter mother and I turned bald.”Luda was part of a city crew that looked for bodies. Burials took place after winter, often in mass graves excavated with explosives. “We stacked dead bodies like firewood,” she said. Bough took a close-up in Luda’s neat apartment. “These are the hands,” said Luda, “that performed this nightmare.”For one picture, Emma showed a small samovar that survived the siege with her, along with a cracked-face doll patched with tape. “Like everyone else during the siege,” she said, “we burned our entire library to stay warm.”Trauma and loss are reflected in the ways the women live today. “They are hoarders,” said Bough of her subjects, who are still wounded by the deprivation they both felt and witnessed.The apartments themselves were oblique reflections of trauma — deliberately cheerful, as a rule, with full pantries, full shelves of books, and walls full of mementos. Nadya showed a picture of her father. He died — the family thought — fighting Germans at the front. “My whole life,” she said, “I have been waiting for his knock on my door.” Nadya is 84.There was another “constant theme” among the group, said Bough. The apartments were full of trinkets and maps and items related to travel — yet none of the women had ever ventured outside Russian borders. They all wanted to, but foreign travel was not easy in the Soviet era, for one. And they seemed fearful outside the ken of their tiny dwellings.Harvard is the first stop for “The Blokadnitsy Project,” sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. Bough will next take it to Bozeman, Mont., her hometown. But — still careful of her subjects’ privacy — she will not take it to St. Petersburg, the city that from 1924 to 1991 was called Leningrad. “They have no concept of how public things are these days,” said Bough. The survivors agreed on the idea of the show, and in the end wanted to tell their stories — but “I need to protect the women from their personal trauma,” she said.Why just women survivors? Bough offered several reasons, including their comparative number, since men 55 and younger were at the front, and their camaraderie — many women with memories of Leningrad have banded into clubs. (Galena called her friends from the era “my girls.”) Also, the photographer has an interest in Russian women that goes beyond the project. The exhibit, on the concourse level of the CGIS South Building through Dec. 16, includes selections from other shows: “Russian Women I Admire” and “The Russian Heart: Scenes from a Village.”The Siege of Leningrad blurred gender lines. Women built fortifications, worked in factories, kept fire watch, learned the ABCs of machine gunning, and — of course — dug graves. Then there was the blurring of how everyone looked. Luda described it this way: “People all looked the same: thin and bald.”The survivors illustrate other, deeper costs. Ludmilla is one example. “I believe all people who survived the war are the same,” she told Bough, in perhaps the exhibit’s harshest moment. “They have no sympathy for others.” One winter day during the Siege of Leningrad — an 872-day World War II blockade that left more than a million civilians dead — a Russian nurse came across the body of a small boy. He sat at the curb, frozen solid, one hand in his mouth.“I realized he died of hunger, trying to eat his fingers.”Testimony like this — wrenching, frank, and often flat-toned — is part of “The Blokadnitsy Project,” an exhibit of work by fine arts photographer Jill Bough now on view at Harvard. (“Blokadnitsy” are women who survived the siege.)The images on display are artistically complex: black-and-whites of 12 survivors, framed with collages of artifacts from their apartments, lace or big-flowered wallpaper. Beneath each photo is a handmade album consisting of old photos, new photos by Bough, and newspaper clippings. Personal testimony is rendered in the photographer’s clear print. Lyubov: “We tried never to separate. We had a rule in our family; die together.” Details from photographs by Jill Bough Nadya: “Adults would help me draw water, but no one would help me carry it home. People were not being cruel. They were surviving.” ‘The Blokadnitsy Project’ Galina: “We, the survivors, are bonded by a strange fate. There is even a name for us. Blokadnitsy.”
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man was gunned down in Baldwin early Saturday morning and investigators are now searching for the shooter, Nassau County police said.Officers responded to a report of shots fired on Wood Oak Drive, where they found the victim suffering from a single gunshot wound at 12:50 a.m., police said.The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead five hours later.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.Detectives request anyone with information regarding the above incident to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
I have two children, ages 6 & 4. I’m not going to lie: they’re a handful. But they’re mine and I love them. They watch appropriate kids’ shows on TV. One of these is LazyTown and it’s on the Sprout network. In brief, the show is about a girl that lives in the fictional hamlet of LazyTown. You know the deal. She goes on adventures, gets into trouble, gets out of trouble, etc.Again, the show is called LazyTown. But there’s nothing lazy about it. Honestly, I get exhausted just watching it. The action never stops. They sing, dance, become pirates, ride rocket ships, and on and on. There’s no sleeping, no resting, nothing that would come close to being described as lazy.This isn’t a rant about what I consider to be an egregious misnaming of a kids’ television show. Well, the first part of the post is. (Note to self: Sean, get a life!!)But I digress.Laziness is one of those culprits that can ruin an organization. And it’s not a fast-moving killer. Indeed the very nature of laziness is lethargic, snail’s pace, and glacier-like withering of progress. And it’s extremely contagious! continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Field of membership (FOM) is constantly one of the topics NAFCU’s compliance team is asked about. These questions run the gamut from helping credit unions understand the language in their charters to figuring out how a credit union can expand its membership base. Today’s blog is a roundup of a few of the common questions we get on the federal FOM rules. As NCUA’s field of membership rules only apply to federal credit unions, state-chartered credit unions with similar questions will want to review any applicable state laws or guidance from the appropriate state regulator.We are a multiple common bond credit union with a number of SEGs and associations in our field of membership. Do customers of these businesses or associations qualify for membership?Unfortunately, customers do not fall within either of these common bonds. Chapter 2, Section II.A.1 of the NCUA’s Field of Membership Manual (Manual) requires all occupational common bonds to be based on employment. As customers are not employees of the business, they do not qualify for membership based on their relationship with a SEG.Chapter 2, Section III.A.1 of the Manual explains an associational common bond includes only “members and employees of a recognized association.” The Manual provides an eight factor test to determine whether a group has an associational common bond and includes a list of twelve groups that NCUA has already determined to meet this test. NCUA also provides some examples of groups that do not meet the associational common bond test. The Manual explains that those “associations based primarily on a client-customer relationship do not meet associational common bond requirements.” The Manual states “customers of Fleetwood Insurance Company” is an example of an unacceptable associational common bond because “customer/client relationships do not meet associational standards.” As a result, customers of a business would also not meet the associational common bond test. continue reading »
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Cablevision System Corp.’s Optimum Wi-Fi Hotspots are putting customers’ electronic devices’ security at risk, slowing Internet speeds and increasing electric bills, a Brooklyn man claimed in a federal lawsuit filed last month.Paul Jensen filed the suit July 16 against the Bethpage-based cable company, which he alleged didn’t get his permission before allowing fellow subscribers to log on to the Web when they’re within range of his residential Optimum Smart Router signal, according to court papers. Cablevision called the action “frivolous.”“Cablevision never obtained authorization from its customers to use the customers’ household routers to broadcast additional Wi-Fi hotspots that are available to the public,” the suit claims. “As a result of this unauthorized use, Cablevision is…externalizing its costs for this project onto its customers…compromising the speed of the customers’ Internet access and…subjecting its customers to increased security risks.”Comcast, the nation’s largest cable company, is reportedly facing a similar lawsuit filed by the same attorneys representing Jensen: Joseph Bates of Arkansas-based Carney Bates & Pulliam, PLLC; Gillian Wade of California-based Milstein Adelman, LLP; plus Brian Ku, Louis Mussman and M. Ryan Casey of Florida-based Ku & Mussman, P.A. They are seeking class-action status in both cases.Cablevision, the fifth-largest cable company in the country, suggested that the suit is a jobs program for the legal team in a statement to Courthouse News, which first reported the suit.“Our customers love having access to Optimum WiFi both in and out of the home, and this frivolous lawsuit appears to be the result of plaintiffs’ attorneys looking for something to do,” Cablevision said in the statement. “For more than 40 years, privacy and security have been of paramount importance to Cablevision, and all Optimum Wi-Fi access points provide both convenient and secure wireless broadband connections for our customers.”Aside from allegedly making it easier for hackers to gain access to their customers’ electronic information in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Jensen’s suit also claims that tests show Cablevison’s Wi-Fi hotspots saddle customers with increased electric bills.“Engineers at Speedify, a technology company offering services to increase customers’ Internet connection speeds, have run tests on routers supplied to residential customers, which broadcast secondary Wi-Fi networks—exactly like those Cablevision supplies to its customers to establish its Optimum Wi-Fi Hotspots,” the suit said. “The test established that such devices do use more electricity than routers that only emit one Wi-Fi network, even if no one ever connects to the second Wi-Fi network, and thus the engineers concluded that companies engaging in such practices externalize millions of dollars in costs onto their unsuspecting customers in order to establish these Wi-Fi networks.”The suit was filed several months after Cabelvision launched Freewheel, a Wi-Fi-only voice, text and data service that offers an alternative to cell service providers—although the only device option currently available is a Moto G smartphone.Cabelvision has until Sept. 18 to file its initial response to the complaint with the court. The case is before Judge Leonard Wexler at Central Islip federal court.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Olivia Booth and Luis CentenoWith Long Island serving as the set of TV shows and movies so much that the region was dubbed “Hollywood East,” it’s fitting that LI has a slew of annual film festivals.From the Hamptons to the Gold Coast, cinemaphiles can go film fest hopping across the Island throughout the summer and into the fall. Some have already concluded so far this year, such as the LI LGBT film fest that wrapped up last month. And the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington regularly hosts mini-film fests of its own.Here are six upcoming annual film festivals on Long Island:Long Island International Film ExpoThe Long Island Film Expo’s 19th annual festival will include over a hundred short and feature-length independent films from all over the world! Several panels are held during the event, discussing many topics such as scriptwriting, legal music and a filmmaker panel/breakfast. This expo includes an opening night party and a closing night party and awards ceremony, which are attended by filmmakers, sponsors, board members and ticket holders. Some big name celebrities have been attendees in the past, such as Kelly Rutherford, Steve Buscemi, Edie Falco and many more! Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave., Bellmore. longislandfilmexpo.com July 13-21. Stony Brook Film FestivalThree dozen American and international feature films, documentaries as well as shorts are scheduled to be screened at the 21st annual Stony Brook Film Festival. Among them are “The Carer,” the opening night feature that tells the story of a young Hungarian refugee who becomes the caregiver of an aging, temperamental actor; “Screenagers,” a documentary about how parents try to teach their kids the appropriate amount of time spent on computers, cell phones and watching TV; and “A Man Called Ove,” the closing night feature that’s a dramatic comedy about love, family and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools. Fans will be able to meet the directors of the opening and closing night features at the screenings, among other Q&As and an awards ceremony. Staller Center’s Main Stage Theatre, 100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook. stonybrookfilmfestival.com July 21-30. Film Festival ShortsEight short documentaries made by local filmmakers will be screened at this one-night-only event. To kick off the evening, Direct Cinema pioneer D.A. Pennebaker will be presenting his debut short, Daybreak Express. The film festival will focus on telling fascinating stories while giving the audience an opportunity to get a feel for the different styles these local filmmakers have to offer. Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, 200 Main St., Sag Harbor. sagharborwhalingmuseum.org 7:30 p.m. July 30.Long Beach International Film FestivalThe Long Beach Film Festival will celebrate it’ 5th anniversary with an action-packed line up of over 30 feature films, shorts and documentaries, including independent and studio films as well as American and international movies—even animated flicks. The festival will feature a bunch of special events, such as red carpet premieres, celebrations, filmmaker receptions, awards and musical performances. The special programs planned for this year are: Shorts On The Beach series, Taste On The Beach and Joan Jett Music film series. Long Beach Cinema 4, 179 E. Park Ave., Long Beach. longbeachfilm.com Aug. 3-5. Hamptons International Film FestivalThe Hamptons Film Festival was founded to celebrate independent films of all kinds. This year’s film festival shows films that express fresh voices and differing global views. It being the Hamptons, there have been some notable attendees in the past, including Kevin Bacon, Madonna, Kevin Connolly and Billy Joel—with more to come this year. Starting the end of August, announcements will begin about the lineup for the festival. All films will be revealed by the middle of September. Films will be shown in various locations throughout the East End. hamptonsfilmfest.org Oct. 6-10. Gold Coast International Film FestivalThis week-long film fest brings together residents, students, teachers, tourists and professionals to celebrate the cinema on the North Shore of Nassau County. Although the festival kicks off in November, during the rest of the year its organizers also host The Furman Film Series, which features the best new independent films and studio releases as well as Q&As with filmmakers. The next movie, “Life, Animated,” which tells the story of a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate, will be screened July 6 at Bow Tie Squire Cinema in Great Neck Various venues goldcoastfilmfestival.org Nov. 10.