Arcade Fire Performs On The Late Show, Hilariously Gets Trolled By Stephen Colbert

first_imgPrior to the show, Stephen Colbert and his crew shared a mock rider from the band on their social media accounts, which hilariously pokes fun at the rockers for making absurd requests of their fans at the private release show. At least one of the requests, that Stephen Colbert keep a can of Chemistry energy drink on his desk throughout the taping, was followed through on. Check out their post below, and see Arcade Fire’s initial dress code requirements from last week. Arcade Fire’s Album Release Party Requirements“PHONE-FREE VIEWING EXPERIENCE:No cellphones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at this show. Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby.WHAT TO WEAR:Our dress code is HIP & TRENDY as if you are going to a concert or night out with friends! The event is standing-room-only so please plan accordingly.PLEASE DO NOT WEAR shorts, large logos, flip flops, tank tops, crop tops, baseball hats, solid white or red clothing. We reserve the right to deny entry to anyone dressed inappropriately.Listen to the new Arcade Fire album here. Arcade Fire returned to our ear buds with new music last week, after four years of studio silence. The arrival of Everything Now was celebrated with an intimate club show in Brooklyn, New York last week, which invited guests to attend with a required dress code that caused some controversy pre-show. The show went on, after the band announced “you can wear anything,” and it was glorious.Last night, Arcade Fire stopped by the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform “Everything Now” and “Creature Comfort.” Their performance began with a pretend infomercial promoting a pretend corporation called “Everything Now,” to continue their anti-consumerism themes from the album. See both performances below:last_img read more

Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy Set for First New York Revival Off-Broadway

first_img Related Shows Durang’s credits include the Tony-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, A History of the American Film, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You, The Marriage of Bette and Boo and Miss Witherspoon. View Comments Beyond Therapy premiered off-Broadway in 1981. Directed by Jerry Zaks, the cast included Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Collins and Jim Borrell. The 1982 Broadway production, directed by John Madden, starred Dianne Wiest and John Lithgow. In 1987, Durang adapted the play for the screen with director Robert Altman. The film version starred Julie Hagerty, Jeff Goldblum, Glenda Jackson and Tom Conti. Tony nominee Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy is set for its first New York revival off-Broadway. Directed by Scott Alan Evans, the comedy will begin performances at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row on March 11, with opening night set for March 25. Beyond Therapy will play a limited engagement through April 19 and tickets are now available. In Beyond Therapy, life can be crazy. Therapy can help? Prudence and Bruce are two urbanites seeking romance with the help of their psychiatrists, each of whom suggests the patients try personal ads. Discovering that the therapists may be more disturbed than Prudence and Bruce, complications ensue. The comedy is about the search for a meaningful relationship in an insane world and may provide the best therapy of all—laughter.center_img Beyond Therapy The Beyond Therapy creative team includes sets by Tom Cariello, costumes by Kim Krumm Sorenson, lights by Mary Louise Geiger and sound by Jill BC DuBoff. Beyond Therapy will star Mark Alhadeff (Venus in Fur), Cynthia Darlow (Lovers), Jeffrey C. Hawkins (Three Men on a Horse), Liv Rooth (All in the Timing), Karl Kenzler (Mary Poppins) and Michael Schantz (The Matchmaker).  Show Closed This production ended its run on April 19, 2014last_img read more

Tipped minimum wage increase July 1

first_imgMINIMUM WAGE INCREASEMontpelier, VT . . . The Department of Labor reminds Vermont employers and employees that onJune 7, 2007 Senate bill S.27 became law. Effective July 1, 2007 this bill will change the definitionof a “service or tipped” employee. Currently the law defines service or tipped employees as … allthose, in hotels, motels, tourist places or restaurants who customarily and regularly received morethan $30.00 a month in tips. As of July 1, 2007 a tipped employee will be anyone customarily andregularly receiving more than $120.00 a month. The change in definition means any employee whocustomarily and regularly receives less than $120 per month in tips must be paid the regularminimum wage.Additionally, S.27 changed the basic wage rate for “service or tipped” employees effective January1, 2008. Annually the basic wage rate of $3.65 will increase by the August Consumer Price Index(CPI), not seasonally adjusted, city average or 5% whichever is smaller. This mirrors the annualincrease of the minimum wage rate, which was put into place in the 2006 legislative session.Annual determinations advising the new basic wage and the minimum wage rate will be issued bythe Department of Labor in October of each year.Tipped employees combined earnings of the basic wage rate and the tip credit must equal thecurrent minimum wage rate of $7.53 per hour. If the combined earnings do not equal the minimumwage rate of $7.53 the employer is required to make up the difference. The Department of Labor will be providing free of charge new Minimum Wage posters in July toreflect the definition change and again in January 2008 to reflect the annual changes in theminimum wage and the basic wage rate. These posters may be obtain from our website atwww.labor.vermont.gov(link is external) or by calling the Wage and Hour Program at 802-828-0267Individuals with questions may contact the Department of Labor, Wage and Hour program at 802-828-0267 or visit us online at www.labor.state.vermont.gov(link is external)-30-last_img read more

Brattleboro Retreat uses $12 million in financing for expansion

first_imgBrattleboro Retreat,The Brattleboro Retreat (Retreat) has financed $9.935 million in new debt and refinanced $2.315 million in old through the Vermont Educational and Health Buildings Financing Agency (VEHBFA).  The new money financing will allow the Retreat to expand inpatient capacity for young adults; upgrade existing services; acquire an electronic medical records system and make much needed facility repairs.The $2.315 million refunded bonds will replace an inefficient small issue.  The new bonds will have an increased LOC renewal term and the Retreat expects weekly reset rates to be reduced by approximately 10 bps.With the new bond issue, the Retreat’s contractor expects to hire over 90 craftsman with +$900,000 in payroll. Long-term the project will add up to 41 staff with an annualized payroll of +$1.2 million. VEHBFA 12.20.2011last_img read more

Germany postpones coal exit decision until February

first_imgGermany postpones coal exit decision until February FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Germany has postponed until February a decision on how fast Europe’s largest economy should phase out brown-coal-fired power plants and whether the government should compensate utilities as well as regions that could face job losses, a commission said.With brown coal mines the only truly domestic resource in a country reliant on energy imports, Germany faces wrangling over when to abandon coal-burning to meet ambitious climate goals by 2030, as it also wants to be free of nuclear energy by 2022.The German cabinet has appointed a 24-strong group, the coal commission, to find a compromise deal. It was expected to present an exit plan by the end of the year. But after another round of talks in Berlin on Monday, the heads of the coal commission said in a statement that further negotiations were needed and that the group now aimed to wrap up its work on February 1.Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said the postponement of the decision could increase the chances for a broader acceptance of the coal exit plan. “I think there is no reason to be disappointed,” Altmaier said, adding that Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, who also participated in the talks on Monday, was trying to fend off calls for extra spending.So far, the coalition parties have agreed to spend 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) to help regions especially affected by structural change such as the planed coal exit. Coal-to-power production both from brown coal and imported hard coal accounts for 40 percent of Germany’s total power production, making the exit from coal difficult while maintaining reliable supply to industries and households.More: Germany postpones decision on coal exit until Februarylast_img read more

Trail Mix May 2013

first_imgThe temperatures are rising, our Blue Ridge Mountains are bursting with color, and Trail Mix is rockin’ this month.  Heading outside as things get green?  Take these twenty-five songs on the May Trail Mix with you.  Good times outside only get better with great tunes.Leading off this month’s mix is a track from noted singer/songwriter Josh Ritter.  Ritter recently released The Beast In Its Tracks, a critically acclaimed record that is both catharsis from,  and chronicle of, his recent divorce.  We are happy to include “Joy To You Baby” this month.Trail Mix is also happy to finally feature a track from West Coast rockers Tea Leaf Green.  These guys and their retro organ/guitar jams have long been on our radar.  Make sure to check out “Give Me One More Chance” off of their new record In The Wake, which releases on May 14th.Few Southern bands have garnered more buzz in recent years than Athens, Georgia’s, Futurebirds.  The quintet caught the ear of both Bonnaroo and The Drive-by Truckers and quickly became a fixture of the South’s roots rock scene. Baba Yaga, the band’s new record, released last month and Trail Mix is glad to have “Virginia Slims” featured this month.Fans of bluegrass and old time will be especially stoked about this month’s mix.  Check out the new tune from Steve Martin & Edie Brickell – the combination of Martin’s banjo talents with Edie’s vocals on their new record, Love Has Come For You, is brilliant, as well as the tight pickin’ on ”I Fell Short,” the new tune from Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, and the gypsy jazz of Hot Club of Cowtown’s “Dark Eyes/Ochi Chornye.”  Bluegrass stalwarts Dailey & Vincent  and Peter Rowan are also featured, as is a tune from The Bankesters, a relatively new family band in the vein of Cherryholmes.We are always excited to highlight artists from our area.  This month, take a listen to the new tune from Andrew Leahey & The Homestead.  Andrew is currently in Nashville, but he hails from Richmond, Virginia.Brand new tracks from Beth Hart, Hymn For Her, Cold Satellite, Marshall Crenshaw, Laura Cortese, and Paper Bird are featured this month.  Check out Jerry Miller’s rollin’ rockabilly guitar, the gritty rock of The Del-Lords, and the new track from Scott Tournet, known for his work with Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.Also featured is “Boxcars,” a new cut from one of our favorite songwriting duos, Eric Brace and Peter Cooper.Rounding out the May mix are tracks from Highbeams, Heather Maloney, Sons of Fathers, Randall Bramlett, and Coastwest Unrest.This is a great month of music.  Download it, stream it, share it.  Spread the word and, of course, get out to your local record store and grab a couple of these records.  These artists would appreciate it.Stay tuned to the Trail Mix blog this month, too.  We’ll be giving away tickets to see Josh Ritter in Asheville and Tea Leaf Green in Washington, D.C.Download Trail Mix May 2013 here.Click here to open the player in a new window.Download more music from month’s past here! They never go out of style.No flash player!It looks like you don’t have flash player installed. Click here to go to Macromedia download page.last_img read more

Celebrating Three Years of Beer!

first_imgFair Winds Brewing Company will be celebrating their third year anniversary on March 3, 2018. Within the first three years, Fair Winds has enjoyed great success and community acceptance. In this time the team has won national and state awards for the quality of the beer and has become a true member of the Lorton community with events that both promote and benefit the local citizens.Within six months of opening the doors in 2015, the team brought home a Gold medal from the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO. The hoppy Saison known as Siren’s Lure, placed first in the category of French and Belgian Style Saison. This was huge for the team and helped to attract new customers to the brewery and the beer. The following year, Fair Winds swept the board at the 2016 Virginia Beer Cup. One of their most popular beers, Hells Navigator, took home the Gold in the category of Best Munich Lager. The west coast style IPA, Howling Gale, was awarded the Silver Medal for American IPA. Lastly, Siren’s Lure was recognized in the category of Specialty and Experimental Beers, bringing home the Bronze medal. Fair Winds closed out its second year collecting a few more pieces of hardware at the 2017 Virginia Beer Cup, collecting both Silver and Bronze medals.Fair Winds is extending the invite to all of those in the craft beer world to come out and help them celebrate three years of beer making! The party will be on Saturday, March 3rd 2018 at the taproom in Lorton, VA where the brewery resides. The doors will be open at Noon and will feature the annual release of the 2018 All Hands Barleywine with a very limited bottle release. There will be food trucks onsite, live music, raffles and more! The team has even set aside a few barrels of the previous years’ Barleywine to allow for vertical tastings!So what’s new for the team in 2018, you ask? Fair Winds is going to be releasing several beers in cans across the year. For those of you who haven’t seen them on the shelf at your local grocer; Quayside Kolsch, Howling Gale IPA, and Siren’s Lure are available in six packs! In April 2018, Fair Winds will begin its seasonal rotation of six packs to start with the award winning Maibock Lager, Hells Navigator! Be sure to keep an eye out for the cans, as there will be very limited quantities of this tasty brew!last_img read more

CUNA seeks feedback on eliminating reg burden for Treasury

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA seeks feedback from credit unions on ways to eliminate regulatory burden as it prepares to response to the Treasury’s request for information (RFI) on streamlining regulations. The Treasury published its request in the Federal Register this week in response to executive orders from President Donald Trump.Trump issued an executive order in January calling for “efficient, effective and appropriately tailored” regulations, a goal that matches with CUNA’s Campaign for Common-Sense Regulation.Another executive order followed in February, requiring federal agencies to construct a task force to assist in tailoring regulations.The Treasury’s RFI invites members of the public to submit views and recommendations for Treasury Department regulations that can be eliminated, modified, or streamlined in order to reduce regulatory burdens. continue reading »last_img read more

How Nusenda creates job opportunities, one internship at a time

first_img continue reading » 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Aaron Wadley-Child is a business loans operation specialist at Nusenda Credit Union($2.4B, Albuquerque, NM) whose career at the cooperative began with a high school class for college credit.Wadley-Child, in fact, is one of 23 interns who have become permanent employees after completing a free career exploration course the credit union offers for college credit at local secondary schools and a community college.The career exploration class is one prong of a two-pronged approach that New Mexico’s largest credit union (by members) takes toward financial education in a state where the need is keen. The other is a for-credit personal finance course for high schoolers.Wadley-Child came to Nusenda as an intern after taking the career exploration course at a local magnet school in Albuquerque. “I enrolled in Nusenda’s course at the end of my sophomore year, and discovered my affinity for the financial industry,” he says. Wadley-Child interned in the commercial lending area and “learned many important, valuable skills that will go with me as I continue the journey I’ve just begun through the working world.”last_img read more

Hugo Lloris breaks his silence over major blunder in Tottenham’s defeat to Liverpool

first_imgHugo Lloris breaks his silence over major blunder in Tottenham’s defeat to Liverpool Hugo Lloris’ blunder cost Spurs a point against Liverpool (Getty Images)Hugo Lloris has admitted that he has questioned himself since Tottenham’s costly 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday after his error led to the winning goal.The Frenchman failed to hold Mohamed Salah’s tame header as the game went into injury time and was only able to parry it onto Toby Alderweireld’s shins with the ball subsequently going in off the Belgian.In the aftermath of that defeat – Spurs’ fourth in a row away from home – there have been calls for Lloris to be dropped from the team and for his understudy Paulo Gazzaniga to be given a chance to prove his credentials.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Lloris has insisted that the game against Liverpool is now in the past and he is fully focused on Spurs’ next game against Crystal Palace at their new stadium on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Lloris and Alderweireld look on in horror as the ball trickles over the goal-line (Getty Images)‘When you are a goalkeeper, you know the responsibility. It’s like this,’ he told Sky Sports.‘Of course, you question yourself. The good thing is that you know there is another game in three days, so you need to switch off about [Liverpool] and prepare the next game. I think it’s the best way to forget.‘I tried to catch the ball twice but unfortunately, there was no bounce, it bounced straight to the shin of Toby [Alderweireld]. And then what happened happened. The luck was probably on the opponent’s side.‘It’s tough because we made so much effort to come back in the game. We had a few chances to score the second goal, but then on a set-piece we conceded this goal. It’s a bit sad for us.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityA month ago, Spurs were considered outsiders for the Premier League title, however, a run of four losses and one draw in their previous five games has seen them slip alarmingly down the table.Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Newcastle on Monday meant they leapfrogged their north London rivals into third position, while Manchester United are level on points and Chelsea just one behind Mauricio Pochettino’s side in fifth and sixth respectively.The victory for Liverpool, meanwhile, ensured that they went two points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table although Pep Guardiola’s men have a game in hand against Cardiff City on Wednesday.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 2 Apr 2019 9:49 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link112Shareslast_img read more