first_imgBrooklyn Comes Alive recently announced its massive artist lineup, with over 100 artists slated to perform 35+ sets across two days in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This year, the event is expanding to two days, September 23rd and 24th, and will take over three of Brooklyn’s premier venues—Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg—all within a 10-minute walking radius. Fans’ imaginations have been running wild dreaming up what band lineups may be formed from the extensive roster of musicians. The guessing game is always one of the most fun parts of the Brooklyn Comes Alive experience, but today we’re ready to roll out some more surprises. Today, following the previous announcements of “The Road Goes On Forever: Celebrating The Music Of The Allman Brothers Band,” A Tribute To Jamiroquai, Eric Krasno & Friends, and moe.queous, Brooklyn Comes Alive has announced a trio of New Orleans legends: famed jazz pianist Henry Butler, influential drummer Johnny Vidacovich, and legendary bassist George Porter Jr.Funk fans of will need no introduction for George Porter Jr., who laid the foundation for funk bassists across the world with his landmark work with The Meters in the 1960s and 1970s. In recent years, Porter has transformed himself into one of the grandfather’s of the jam scene, and can be found touring with The Funky Meters, playing in New Orleans with his solo band the Runnin’ Pardners or at his weekly Monday night jam-session at The Maple Leaf, and in the studio laying down bass for other legends like Paul McCartney, David Byrne, and John Scofield, among others. His contribution to and love for the world of improvisational music is unmeasurable.Henry Butler is one of the most versatile piano players to emerge from the modern jazz scene in New Orleans. Butler hit the local scene in the mid-1980s and was quickly anointed his generation’s beacon of New Orleans jazz. Referred to as “the pride of New Orleans” by Dr. John, Butler’s playing is fast yet intelligent, with chords sprinkled up and down the piano while he solos with lightning speed.When the words “New Orleans” and “drummer” are mentioned in the same sentence, Johnny Vidacovich is one of the first players that comes to mind. The legendary jazz drummer broke out with Astral Project in the mid-1970s and has been hugely influential to local players, with Galactic‘s Stanton Moore and famed modern jazz drummer Brian Blade claiming to have been impacted by his work. Vidacovich is still playing with regularity down in New Orleans, and his fire continues to burn for the city’s vibrant live music scene.To say that these three musicians on one stage is a rarity would be an understatement. Outside of New Orleans, this combination of players feels even more like a fantasy. At Brooklyn Comes Alive, they’ve made fantasy a reality, and George Porter Jr., Henry Butler, and Johnny Vidcovich are sure to deliver an outstanding set of improvisational music.George Porter Jr., Johnny Vidacovich, & Jon Cleary live at The Maple Leaf in 2014George Porter Jr. and Leo Nocentilli with Henry Butler, Eric Krasno, and Adam Deitch in NYC at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in 2010 The 2017 Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup features members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, and so many more. Iconic legends, such as John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, DJ Premier, Johnny Vidacovich, and Henry Butler, will join members of nationally touring bands, such as GRAMMY-winners Snarky Puppy, The Meters, Primus, Soulive, Lettuce, The Motet, Lotus, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters,Yonder Mountain String Band, The Russ Liquid Test, SunSquabi, Pendulum, Destroid, The Crystal Method, Midnight North, Aqueous, Kung Fu, Electric Beethoven, and more. Check out the full lineup of artists below, and stay tuned for upcoming announcements about bands, supergroup formations, and special tribute sets.***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Each ticket grants attendees in-and-out access to all three venues, creating the feeling of an indoor music festival all within the heart of Williamsburg. In true Brooklyn Comes Alive-fashion, a brunch set will kick off the music each day, and performances will continue into the early hours of the morning with special late-night performances.To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.last_img read more


first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details During the holidays it can be tempting to spend a little money on myself. There are so many cool gadgets and so many great deals that it’s hard to pass up the opportunity. But if you’re on a strict budget this time of year, it can be tricky to make sure that you’re not spending a lot more than you should.If you’re looking for ways to stay on budget during the holiday season, try a zero-based budget.What is it?It’s actually a simple concept: Income minus expenditures equals zero.When you’re budgeting for the holidays, you’ll want to know exactly where every dollar is being spent.Here’s how to make a zero-based holiday budget in three easy steps…Start by writing down your total allotted income: For this example, we’ll say that you’ve got $1000 to spend. Before you start spending money, make sure that your total is going to be enough to cover everything that you want to do.Then…Jot down your expenses: Write down everything, including gifts (write down each person, even yourself), decorations, food, clothing, and anything else you can think of. Beside each line, write down how much you want to spend on each item.And then…It’s time to subtract:When you subtract your expenses from your allotted income, you want it to come out to zero. You may have to look over your list, maybe even check it twice, but once you’ve got it balanced out, it’ll be “real nice.”If you stick to your list and don’t let any item go over budget, you’ll be right where you want to be come January.Happy Holidays!last_img read more


first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Those may be the same people who will see Jansen quoted as saying “who cares” and wonder if his attitude is where it should be. If so, they’re the ones misinterpreting things, not the pitcher.“You gotta have that ‘who cares’ mentality” as a coping mechanism, Jansen said Sunday. “It happens. It hurts. We wanted that win today. But they’re gonna be there (in Dodger Stadium) next week. That’s who I am. I just get that payback time when I face them again.“You gotta let it go, man. You gotta let it go to survive in this league. You can’t let stuff like that happen and worry about it, because it’s going to cost you the next game.”Relief pitching, especially in high-leverage situations, is guaranteed to frustrate those who don’t have to do it. Fans are already prepared to give up on Joe Kelly, who was signed for three years to help get the Dodgers to the ninth inning but has often been unable to build that bridge.  They’re just now warming to Baez, but the memories of his early struggles are never too far from the public consciousness.With Jansen, the concerns – from the outside – are about his velocity, or his location, or the home run ball to which he has become susceptible in recent seasons. He has surrendered high profile homers in each of the last two World Series. He gave up 13 last season in 69 games, and now has given up four in 17 outings in 2019. SAN DIEGO — Part of the problem is that we expect our relief pitchers to be perfect. And, as we were once again reminded Sunday afternoon, they aren’t.“These guys aren’t robots,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said earlier in the week.When he spoke those words he was talking about Pedro Baez. But he could have been talking about Kenley Jansen, who gave up a walkoff grand slam to Hunter Renfroe that gave the Padres an 8-5 victory Sunday afternoon and prevented a Dodgers sweep at Petco Park.Jansen has saved 280 games in his career, 12 in 14 save opportunities this year. The times he doesn’t, such as Sunday? Those are the times that fans grumble and squirm and, in some extreme cases, wonder if there is a better option out there. Believe me, people were tweeting that sentiment around 4:10 Sunday afternoon, after Renfroe hammered a cutter into the left field seats.center_img The first pitch to Renfroe was mid-strike zone and a wee bit in, and the Padres slugger took it for strike one.“The second pitch, I tried to go up … tried to climb the ladder,” Jansen said. “But the ball stayed a little down, and he put a good swing on it. Sometimes that’s gonna happen. I can’t beat myself (up) about this.“How many times do you throw a good pitch up in the zone and guys swing through it? … I got beat by my best pitch, the pitch I want to throw there in that situation, up in the zone. I’ve just got to let it go.”There is also this about these high-wire artists: The best ones believe in accountability. Jansen, as is the case with most of his fellow closers, does not duck questions after a bad outing.No, he’s not perfect. But he sets a good example. His is a high-wire act, only way more public. And those who discount the importance of the save usually are those who have never had to get those 25th, 26th and 27th outs with little margin for error.Ask Padres fans. Their closer, Kirby Yates, came into this series with 14 saves in 16 appearances and an 0.56 ERA, but he suffered losses in the ninth inning Friday and Saturday nights. Eventually, everybody gripes about their respective relief pitchers.Jansen had a one-run lead going into the ninth inning Sunday, achieved on Chris Taylor’s two-run home run in the eighth to complete a comeback from what was originally a 4-0 deficit. Starter Kenta Maeda and relievers Ross Stripling and Baez had retired 14 San Diego hitters in a row, with seven strikeouts in a row at one point, to get the ball to Jansen.The ninth started ominously, with Eric Hosmer stroking a high and outside cutter to the opposite field for a single, and Manny Margot and Wil Myers following with bunt hits to load the bases. Margot was sacrificing, and third baseman Justin Turner let his bunt roll but it stayed fair. Myers bunted to the left of the mound, and in the confusion over who was covering he beat it out.Yet Jansen almost got to the end of the high wire, getting Greg Garcia on a called third strike – the ninth pitch of the at-bat – and retiring catcher Francisco Mejia on a popup to first.“We did,” said Roberts, when asked at that point if he felt confident Jansen was going to get out of it. “And when he got to some stress there were some 93s there (velocity), and I thought the ball had life. So once he got Garcia, and then Mejia, I really liked our chances.” … I think right now he just hasn’t been consistent with his execution. Even the Hosmer ball, he was trying to go up and in and (the ball) leaked back over for some hard contact. But when he gets in a spot to save and it gets stressful, he finds a way to make pitches.”Usually.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more


first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —  Sumner Regional Medical Center has an immediate full-time opening (approximately 72 hours per bi-weekly pay period) for a Cook in our Dietary Department.Hours are 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with every third weekend and some holidays required.  Experience is preferred, but not required.  Pay is based on experience.  Full benefits package, including KPERS retirement. Apply in person at Human Resources, 1323 N. A St., Wellington or online at www.srmcks.org.  EOE/Tobacco-Free Campus/Post-offer drug screen required.•••••Outpatient and Surgery ClinicThe SRMC outpatient and surgery clinic is going strong.Services offered Monday through Friday include:•IV Fluids;•Injections;•Dressing changes;•Wound care;•Heart monitors;•Antibiotic therapy;•Blood and platelet administration;•Blood Pressure checks;•Urinary Catheter changes;•Central Line maintenance;•Weight monitoring;Specialty physicians working there include:•Dr. Nicholas Brown, general surgery;•Dr. Eric Bunting, Ears, nose and throw;•Dr. Aldon Corle, Obstetrics and Gynecology;•Dr. Richard James, Podiatry;•Dr. Barry Kimberly, ENT and Sleep Medicine;•Dr. Brennen Lucas, Orthopaedics;•Dr. Steven Passman, Dermatology;•Dr. Scott Porter, General Surgery;•Dr. G. Whitney Reader, Cardiology;•Dr. Roger Roberts, Cardiology;•Dr. Richard Steinberger, Urology;•Dr. Thomas Truong, Podiatry;•Dr. Lisa Weber, Nephrology.Chemotherapy is administered Monday through Friday under the supervision of the Cancer Center of Kansas and Dr. Shaker Dakhil and Christopher Dakhil.last_img read more