Stevie Wonder Happens Upon A Man Singing “Superstition,” Joins In [Watch]

first_imgTwo days ago, a singer named Grayson Erhard was in for the surprise of his lifetime while performing in the lobby of the Anaheim Marriott Hotel for the National Association of Music Merchant’s 2017 convention. As Erhard was performing “Superstition”, none other than Stevie Wonder himself came up to join the man for his classic hit.Before starting the song, Wonder gave a shout out to the Women’s March, which had occurred earlier in the day in cities across the country, as well as to women everywhere. The intimate audience and both performers were clearly feeling the duo’s sound, with Wonder grinning and announcing, “I think we’re a good team,” to close out the song. A video of the serendipitous exchange can be viewed below.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

PREMIERE: Emma’s Lounge Shows Off Their Space Age Folk Chops In New “Gimme Yer Love” Video

first_imgCausing quite the stir in Asheville, NC comes Emma’s Lounge, the self-described “Space Age Folk Wave” band. Founded by the acclaimed indie songwriter Logan Venderlic—who has been nicknamed “Appalachian Tom Petty”—the band took full form in 2017, adding members Meg Profitt Heatman (keys), Emma Forster (fiddle), Mackenzie Richburg (drums) and Brendan Bower (lead guitar/keys) into the mix. This leap took the music Venderlic wrote for Emma’s Lounge’s debut album, Heart Heavy, to new levels, as every member of the band now contributes vocals to their live performances to create ethereal harmonies that transport listeners to another place and time.With their energetic live performances, Emma’s Lounge has wowed audiences from SweetWater 420 Fest to Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival and The BIG What?, sharing stages with jam scene favorites like Lettuce, Consider The Source, The Fritz, The Southern Belles, The Broadcast, and many more along the way.For their newly-released follow-up, Confluence, Emma’s Lounge aimed to encapsulate the raw energy of their live performances by tracking the album live. The latest record is also the band’s first attempt at group songwriting, lending itself to unique genre-melding and diverse influences. The album highlights ensemble melodies backed by striking instrumentals that run the gamut from folk to electronic funk-pop.Today, Live For Live Music is pleased to debut the band’s DIY video for “Gimme Yer Love”, the anthemic, upbeat lead single from their newly released record. The band shared their sentiment behind “Gimme Yer Love,” explaining:Emma’s Lounge is anti-apathy. We try to make ourselves vulnerable every show we play and give out a ton of raw energy. We try to create an inclusive atmosphere where everyone feels welcome and comfortable letting loose, feeling free from any struggles they encounter in day-to-day life. This song is about us giving all of our energy out at our shows–dancing, screaming, singing, and acting like lunatics–and asking our audience to send it back to us. That symbiotic flow of energy is magic.You can check out the Live For Live Music premiere of Emma’s Lounge’s new video for “Gimme Yer Love” below or check it out on the band’s YouTube page.Emma’s Lounge – “Gimme Yer Love” [Official Music Video][Video: Emma’s Lounge]See below for a list of Emma’s Lounge’s upcoming tour dates. For more information, head to the band’s website.Emma’s Lounge Upcoming Tour Dates11/1 – Charleston, SC – The Pour House11/2 – Wilmington, NC – The Whiskey11/3 – Macon, GA – The Hummingbird Stage and Taproom12/13 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House Music Halllast_img read more

Home visits offer window into mother, infant well-being

first_imgA visit to homes of disadvantaged mothers and at-risk newborns can provide a health care team with unique insights into how a family is faring—more than might be revealed at often rushed visits at a clinic or hospital.This was one of the insights shared at the 7th Annual Maternal and Child Health Symposium, titled “Home Visiting: Delivering the Goods,” held November 30, 2012 in FXB G-12. The event was sponsored by Harvard School of Public Health’s Maternal and Child Health/Children, Youth, and Families Concentration.“Going to a person’s home may be a very effective way of providing personalized care” said event organizer Marie McCormick, Sumner and Esther Feldberg Professor of Maternal and Child Health in HSPH’S Department of Society, Human Development, and Health.Visits to homes can be eye-openers, said Deborah Allen, SM ’80, SM ’86, SD ’98, director of the Bureau of Child, Adolescent and Family Health of the Boston Public Health Commission, who moderated the symposium. “When you see families in the medical setting, the focus is on medications rather than how the treatment fits into their life.”last_img read more

SMC establishes Comedy Creators improv club

first_imgSaint Mary’s recently established an improvisational club called Comedy Creators, or C-Squared.  This club stands as the new sister club to the Notre Dame Humor Artists, co-creator and junior Megan Steron said.  The founders’ love for making others laugh inspired the club, Steron said.  “Comedy Creators was developed to be a low-key, approachable and self-esteem-building opportunity for anyone interested – with or without experience,” Steron said.  “It is a misconception that improv is extremely difficult and scary, so I wanted to diminish that idea.”  Steron said there is a strict open-door policy at C-Squared, as well as a good community environment. The meetings are started with warm-ups and simple exercises to make the improv games easier for their new attendees. “It does not matter if your schedule only allows you to come once a month, for an hour only, or even the last 30 minutes,” Steron said. “We are an optional stress reliever.” Junior and C-Squared member Payton Moore said she has thoroughly enjoyed the club so far, since it is a fun way to expand her acting skills.  “There is no such thing as a stupid idea or a failed improv here,” Moore said. “It isn’t about performance; it is about improvement and having fun. Feeling stressed? Go to Comedy Creators. Feeling sad? Go to Comedy Creators. You really can’t go wrong by attending.” Junior Claire Stewart said the best aspect of the club is the overall atmosphere.  “The impression is meant to be silly, goofy, undignified and most importantly, wonderful,” Stewart said.  Freshman Kimberly Orlando said attempting  improv was scary at first, but the positive atmosphere of the club allowed her to step out of her comfort zone and open up to a new community on campus. “I saw the booth for Comedy Creators and Megan [Steron] explained it to me as being a bunch of students having fun and playing improv games like those seen in ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’” Orlando said. “The first meeting, I was a little nervous, but after a few ice-breakers, everyone opened up and was having a lot of fun.” Orlando said the meetings are a good, alternative way to relieve stress. “The whole meeting was two hours of games and laughing, which is pretty awesome,” she said. “Some people put it all out there, and no one was judged for how far they went. It’s just a fun way to let loose for a few hours and get over the stresses of tests and upcoming midterms.” Contact Chelsey Fattal at cfatta01@saintmarys.edulast_img read more

Sierra Boggess & David Burtka Will Join Tyne Daly in It Shoulda Been You

first_img Tyne Daly David Hyde Pierce Star Files Two-time Audience Choice Award winner Sierra Boggess and David Burtka will join Tony winners Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris in It Shoulda Been You on the Great White Way. The David Hyde Pierce-helmed musical, which had previously been eyeing a Broadway run in fall 2012 after making its world premiere in 2011 at New Jersey’s George Street Playhouse, starring Daly and Harris, will begin performances on March 17 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Opening night is set for April 14.Boggess has appeared on Broadway in The Little Mermaid, The Phantom of the Opera and Master Class; her West End credits include her Olivier nominated performance in the Phantom sequel Love Never Dies and Les Miserables. Burtka made his Great White Way debut as Tulsa in the 2003 revival of Gypsy. Other stage credits include The Play About the Baby and The Opposite of Sex. His TV credits include The West Wing, Crossing Jordan and How I Met Your Mother.Featuring music by Barbra Anselmi and a book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove, It Shoulda Been You follows a Jewish bride as she readies to marry her Catholic boyfriend. When the bride’s ex-boyfriend shows up, the perfect wedding starts to unravel, leaving the sister of the bride to turn a tangled mess into happily ever after.The cast will also include Lisa Howard, Edward Hibbert and Steve Rosen.It Shoulda Been You will feature set design by Anna Louiza, with costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Ken Billington and sound design by Nevin Steinberg. Additional lyrics will be by Jill Abramovitz, Carla Rose Fisher, Michael Cooper, Ernie Lijoi and Will Randall. Sierra Boggess View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 9, 2015 It Shoulda Been You Related Showslast_img read more

VEDA tops $80 million in financing approvals

first_imgVEDA tops $80 millionin financing approvalsThe Vermont Economic Development Authority’s (VEDA’s) total project financing approvals across all programs for Fiscal Year 2008 was $80.1 million, up from $77.8 million last year.VEDA closed two hundred commercial agricultural and small business loans, totaling $46.4 million during the year. Because of this, Vermont business development projects received an additional $47.9 million in private investment.Of the 63 commercial projects financed in Fiscal Year 2008, it’s estimated that 1,980 jobs were impacted, having an average hourly wage of $20.89.Manufacturing accounted for 30 percent of the combined portfolio of direct VEDA loans. Agriculture made up 24 percent and service-related businesses, 23 percent.VEDA’s net assets under management increased over the past ten years, from $24.9 million in 1999 to $33.6 million as of June 30, 2008.last_img read more

Indian Company Seeks Chinese Backing for Mega Mine in Australia

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Indian conglomerate Adani Enterprises is in talks with China Machinery Engineering Corp (CMEC) for the financing of a controversial coal mine project in Australia, two sources with knowledge of the situation said on Thursday.Adani is seeking A$2 billion ($1.54 billion) in outside financing for its proposed A$4 billion Carmichael coal mine in the state of Queensland. However, Australian and overseas banks have balked at granting loans for the project which environmentalists oppose because of concerns over the size of the mine and the potential for damage to the Great Barrier Reef.CMEC is an engineering contractor that is majority-owned by Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE) China National Machinery Industry Corp Ltd, or Sinomach.CMEC would provide financing through the China Export Import Bank or China Construction Bank, or both, in return for winning the procurement and engineering contracts, for the project, according to a report issued earlier on Thursday by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, (IEEFA) an outspoken opponent of the project, citing unidentified sources.“Chinese SOE backing raises the probability that Adani can secure a financial close for this long delayed project,” the report said.In addition to the A$2 billion in financing, Adani has also applied for A$900 million in Australian government loans to build a railway to ship coal 400 km (250 miles) from the Carmichael site to a port on the Pacific Ocean for export.More: India’s Adani in Talks With Chinese Engineering Firm for Carmichael Financing-Sources Indian Company Seeks Chinese Backing for Mega Mine in Australialast_img read more

Coal, nuclear plants susceptible to cyberattacks, experts say

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Bailing out nuclear and coal-fired power plants will not toughen the U.S. power grid against cyberattacks as the Trump administration claims, according to cyber experts, because hackers have a wide array of options for hitting electric infrastructure and nuclear facilities that are high-profile targets.While the administration had been arguing for months that “fuel secure” facilities were important to America’s ability to rebound from storms and physical attacks, its efforts to link plant closures with protection from cyberattacks appeared to open a new front in its support for the coal and nuclear industries.Chris Bronk, a professor of computer and information systems at the University of Houston, said he could not endorse the idea. “I don’t see where a policy of keeping open aging infrastructure that would shut unless there was federal markets intervention keeps us any safer from cyberattacks,” he said.Bronk said coal plants, train deliveries and transmission systems are just as susceptible to hackers as gas pipelines, and added that, while nuclear facilities are tough targets, the stakes involved in a successful nuclear cyberattack are enormous – potentially involving an accident that leaks radioactivity and hits surrounding communities.Sergio Caltagirone, the director of threat intelligence at cyber security company Dragos, agreed that bailing out nuclear and coal plants offers little protection. “I do not expect this policy shift to deliver any additional cyber security resilience based on the threats we’re actively monitoring,” Caltagirone said.More: Trump’s coal, nuclear bailout no shield from hackers: cyber experts Coal, nuclear plants susceptible to cyberattacks, experts saylast_img read more

Get Tucker’d in Tucker County

first_imgEndless family-friendly outdoor adventure makes getting “tucker’d” in Tucker County irresistible. Cool mountain breezes make Tucker County the perfect destination when the local temperatures are heating up and you want to retreat to the air conditioning.  Our air conditioning is always provided by nature.Getting to Tucker County is quicker and easier than ever with the completion of Route 48 providing four lanes all the way to the valley from the East. Enjoy activities in the National Forest with epic mountain bike trails or gentle and scenic rail trails. A vast network of well-maintained trails allows firsthand access to a world of natural wonder. Witness the Blackwater River crash nearly six stories over the iconic falls at Blackwater Falls State Park. Take in the breathtaking views at Lindy Point, home of one of West Virginia’s most famous views. Hike the unspoiled backcountry of the Dolly Sods wilderness.Keep the good times flowing with the rushing excitement and gentle pools of the Cheat and Dry Fork Rivers.  Make your best summer memories rafting, tubing, canoeing, kayaking or standup paddleboarding. Or cast your line and reel in a lively smallmouth or mountain trout. Angling opportunities of all sorts abound along Tucker County’s pristine rivers and streams.  Be sure not to miss the freshly stocked Blackwater Canyon for some awesome fishing!Enjoy the music, raise your mug and toast the season at one of the area’s three microbreweries—Mountain State Brewing Company, Blackwater Falls Brewery and the newest addition, Stumptown Ales. And you can catch live music anytime at the always-happening, always family-friendly Purple Fiddle.Explore the charming nooks and crannies of the quaint small towns of Davis, Thomas and Parsons where lively street pubs, corner cafes and eclectic shops provide a warm welcome. To learn more or for a free Travel Guide, visit or call 800-782-2775.last_img read more

How Google’s mobile ranking changes could bump your institution off Page 1

first_img 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The American love affair with mobile devices is blooming into a meaningful long-term relationship. Nearly half of all Google searches between June and November 2014 originated from mobile devices, according to marketing news website ClickZ. And last year the volume of auto loan, mortgage, and credit card applications made through smartphones and tablets soared more than 60 percent, reports Javelin Research & Strategy.When consumers access your marketing website from a mobile device, are they seeing a page that immediately and intuitively adapts to the screen they’re viewing it on? Will your site frustrate them with text running off the screen, causing them to scroll in order to navigate, or a tiny, shrunken version of your webpage that requires them to zoom?If your financial institution has been dragging its feet about upgrading to a mobile-responsive website, you’ll soon find yourself standing at the back of the crowd while mobile-enamored consumers marry their financial futures to some other bank or credit union. If you needed more inspiration to commit, Google—the 800-pound gorilla of search engines—is playing matchmaker. continue reading »last_img read more