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_imgMost people probably didn’t see in the news that Dick Trickle killed himself the other day. Dick was a mainstay on the NASCAR circuit for quite a few years. Dick was a prankster and always seemed to be enjoying himself whenever people saw him in public. When his career slowed down and he wasn’t in that limelight any more, evidently his private life was far different than his public life. Too often in the world of entertainment (yes, I put pro sports in this category) when someone used to being with people and often the center of attention have to go to a quieter scene, they find it impossible to cope. Mr. Trickle was stilled involved with racing but far from the bright lights of NASCAR. He is not the first to take this path, and I am sure he will not be the last. Several boxers have taken the same path, and if you search very far, you will see the trend is not slowing down but growing. It is good to throw yourself into an adventure, but it is also important to do something that will reward you away from the bright lights. The successful ones throw themselves into charity work, or community youth programs, so when the career ends they have an outlet for that desire to be adulated by someone. Look what Joe Nuxhall did for the youth of his hometown of Fairfield and what Joe Walter is doing for Goodwill in Cincinnati. The world around us always needs volunteers, and for most of them, it is very rewarding and sure keeps someone from being bored.last_img read more


first_img August 17, 2018 599 Views Share a360inc and National Creditors Bar Association Announce National Partnership a360inc, a Dallas, Texas-based technology and outsourcing solutions company, and National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA) have announced a national partnership designed to provide access to compliance training programs for the bar association’s more than 500 law firms and their staffs, as well as NCBA’s in-house counsel members.The customized online portal, hosted by a360inc and available to NCBA members, currently offers 10 compliance training courses specific to the practice of creditors’ rights law. The initial course offerings include compliance training covering topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, among others. Each course includes several modules and knowledge assessments which must be completed in order by the user, to complete and successfully finish a course. Additional courses will be introduced periodically.“Compliance is critical in today’s environment, and at a360inc we’re focused on helping firms transform their businesses into efficient, compliant, and operationally sound enterprises. Our exciting new partnership with NCBA is an example of how we approach that transformation holistically,” said Scott Brinkley, CEO, a360inc.Mark Dobosz, Executive Director of NCBA, added, “We’re continuously scouting the industry for great partners who can add value to the NCBA membership experience. That’s why we’re excited about this new offering from a360inc and the value it brings to our members.”The online portal is now open and accessible to NCBA members. Member firms can access a dashboard that shows courses completed, in progress, or not yet viewed by their staff members. Modules may be revisited and completed at the user’s pace. NCBA members should log in to their NCBA online accounts to access the portal.center_img a360inc Company News Compliance National Creditors Bar Association 2018-08-17 David Wharton in Data, Headlines, journal, News, Technologylast_img read more


first_imgFor more than a few companies, trade shows are a way of life. Whether you’re concerned with a single trade show or an annual itinerary full of events on the road, there are practices that can maximize your chances of meeting and exceeding your ROI expectations. Utilizing her knowledge and experience in this particular area, Pamela Markey of the B2B Lead Blog shares nine tips on boosting trade show ROI. Here are some excerpts:Do extensive research on the trade shows you plan to attend and whenever possible, research the expected attendees. This will give you an opportunity to tailor your approach to the audience that you’ll be interacting with.Use social media to let potential attendees know what they can expect from your company. This is also an excellent way of drawing added attention to your booth at an event.Resist the urge of falling into a routine on the trade show circuit. Every event offers new opportunities to convert attendees into customers and improve on past shows. For more tips to boost your ROI for trade shows, read the full article by Markey.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more