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American Beauty To Host Phish NYE Late-Nights With Particle, The Werks, Nth Power, Kung Fu & More

first_imgDuring Phish‘s historic Baker’s Dozen run this past summer, New York City became many Phish fans’ stomping grounds with pre-parties and post-parties popping up all over the Manhattan and Brooklyn. Jam-friendly, multi-room venue American Beauty, which is located right around the corner from Madison Square Garden, saw record crowds flow in and out of the club during the Baker’s Dozen mayhem, both before and after the main event each night.American Beauty’s motto is Live Music – Craft Beer – Free Pizza, making it a go-to with its enticing deal of free pizza with the purchase of any alcoholic beverage. With the Vermont Quartet back in town for a four-night New Year’s run (Dec. 28th – 31st), the club has announced a packed schedule of pre-parties (without cover charges); late-night performances from the likes of The Nth Power, Particle, The Werks, Kung Fu; the return of The Jerry Lounge; and much more to end 2017 in style.Deep down inside at the very core of The Nth Power you will find only L-O-V-E. The spiritually soulful funk of Nick Cassarino, Nikki Glaspie, and Nate Edgar comes from a collectively diverse musical portfolio that got its chops by playing to the masses in various formations across all stretches of the music-verse. But when creating their own unique sound, it becomes increasingly clear that these musicians simply belong together. There is something relentlessly inspiring behind the music and lyrics of this Earth-bound band that is able to stretch out to the furthest reaches of consciousness, thought, and being. Open yourself up and let The Nth Power in.“Only Love”:[via The Nth Power]Keyboard wizard Steve Molitz has been at the helm of Particle since the band began, interestingly enough, at a Phish after-party in California at the very beginning of the 1.0 era hiatus back in 2000. Particle, along with The Disco Biscuits, STS9, and Lotus, was one of the first acts to blend the jam and electronic genres together, creating the livetronica sub-genre at the onset of the new millennium. With the release of Launchpad and Transformations Live, Particle took on a life of its own, playing and touring with the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart and Phil Lesh, Robby Krieger of The Doors, Joe Satriani, Blackalicious, The String Cheese Incident’s Michael Kang, and many more. Purchase tickets here.Particle at Rex Theater, “Funkytown > Triple Threat”, Pittsburgh, PA, 2/13/16[via Alex Greene Films]Dayton, OH’s The Werks have been grinding things out on the road and in the studio over the past decade, making their mark on the jam scene with their creative songwriting and epic live improvisation. The Werks continue to earn fans across the country by throwing down fire sets at festivals like Camp Bisco, Jam Cruise, Electric Forest, High Sierra; carving out their own slice of the festie scene with their own hometown event The Werk Out Music & Arts Festival; and headlining countless venues nationwide. No strangers to the Phish late-night game, the group will also be returning to American Beauty for what is sure to be yet another unique performance well into the early hours of the morning. Purchase tickets here.The Werks, “Slab”, The Werk Out 2017[via The Werks Official]Out of their dojo in Connecticut, Kung Fu delivers a deadly funk-fusion assault that would defeat the most sinister of demonic rakshasas. Over the past few months, the group has been releasing a series of singles dubbed Ninja Cuts, with the latest in the series featuring deep funk classic cut “Scorpion” penned by keyboardist Beau Sasser. In a recent interview with L4LM, drummer Adrian Tramontano discussed Kung Fu’s activity in the studio and switching things up with their live shows, “We’re writing a lot of new tunes. We’re just changing up our show a lot from what it used to be in the past. We are getting really open about how we’ve been playing stuff lately. I want people to get into the band, dig into the set list and check stuff out on archive.” Purchase tickets here.Kung Fu, “Scorpion”[via Kung Fu]Here is the full breakdown of the late night shows going on at American Beauty during Phish’s upcoming New Year’s Run:Post-Phish Late Night ShowsThurs 12/28 – The Nth PowerDoors: 11:30pm/Show: 11:55pmPurchase TicketsFri 12/29 – ParticleDoors: 11:30pm/Show: 11:55pmPurchase TicketsSat 12/30 – The WerksDoors: 11:30pm/Show: 11:55pmPurchase TicketsSun 12/31 – Kung FuDoors: 1:00am to late (open past 4am)Purchase TicketsRead on below for more information about American Beauty’s planned New Year’s Eve schedule:Phish MSG NYE Stream Party-7:30pm-1:30am-$25 General Admission Includes:-HD Live Stream in Front Bar and Performance Hall-Complimentary Champagne Toast at Midnight-Free Admission to After-Party (no re-entry)$75 All-Inclusive VIP Package Includes:-HD Live Stream in Front Bar and Performance Hall-Complimentary Champagne Toast at Midnight-Free Admission to After-Party-Open Bar from 10pm-1am-Guaranteed Entry to After-PartyNYE After Party-1am-Late (venue will be open past 4am)-$25 General Admission:-Live Set by Kung Fu-Jerry Lounge Experience-DJs TBD-$75 Open Bar Upgrade:-Live Set by Kung Fu-Jerry Lounge-Open Bar from 1am-4amHere is the full breakdown of the pre-shows going on at American Beauty during Phish’s upcoming New Year’s Run:Pre-Phish Events– Venue opens at 3pm every day and live music starts at 4pm. There is NO COVER.– Band line-upThurs 12/28 – Teddy Midnight + Uncle StumpRSVP LinkFri 12/29 – PhanArt featuring Polyvamp *RSVP LinkSat 12/30 – Half Step: Grateful Dead TributeRSVP LinkSun 12/31 – Electric Love MachineRSVP LinkEnter To Win The Ultimate Weekend-Long Pass To American Beauty Phish Parties Below!<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

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BORN TO BE WILD : Get Out of the Gym and Into the Woods

first_imgWhat can human beings do better than any other animal on the planet? We don’t have sharp claws or teeth to fight with. We’re not large, overpowering beasts. And we’re certainly not very fast compared to other animals, even ones in our backyard: the fastest Olympic sprinters would get dusted by a squirrel or rabbit. We are uniquely adapted to do one thing: run long distances without overheating.This was one of the central insights in Christopher McDougall’s bestselling book Born to Run, which revealed how running has been key to the survival and evolution of our species. Our ancestors chased their prey to exhaustion in persistence hunts that continue to this day in hunter-gatherer societies.If running is our birthright, where did we go wrong? We screwed it up in the same way that we screw everything up: we tried to cash in on it. We were sold fancy cushioned shoes, expensive clothing, and high-tech gear. Products became more important than people. Running became a mundane chore endured for 30 minutes on a treadmill to burn off last night’s pizza.But for most of our existence, running has been a joyous cultural, social, and spiritual experience. The Tarahumara—an indigenous tribe living deep in Mexico’s Copper Canyons—continue to live that running tradition. They run for dozens of miles in handmade huaraches—old tire tread fastened to their feet with goat leather. Sometimes they are chasing deer to exhaustion or running between villages to deliver produce carried on their backs. But mostly, they are running because it’s fun. Running to the Tarahumara—and to our ancestors—was a celebration of life.Now McDougall is launching another fitness revolution with his new book Natural Born Heroes. It’s not just runners who can benefit from a rediscovery of their primal roots, he argues. All athletes need to take fitness out of the gym and into the wild.Outdoors, you might get caught in a downpour or stumble over a few rocks, but there’s nothing wrong with falling down. It’s okay to get hurt sometimes, McDougall reminds us. Our culture seems to fear knee scrapes and bruises, but we do even more harm sheltering ourselves from them.This is about more than fitness. Athletics are meant to make us stronger, more resilient human beings who can adapt to the unexpected challenges of everyday living. In the woods—as in life—there’s unpredictability that the sanitized gym can never prepare you for. And the deepest and most lasting rewards are not in calories burned, but in the moments of sublime beauty which can’t be experienced behind glass.last_img read more

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Man arrested in Endicott in connection to April robbery

first_imgPolice say the victim and Mead were acquaintances. Additionally, they say the victim was not injured during the robbery. Mead was taken to the Broome County Jail and released on his own recognizance. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The Endicott Police Department says it made an arrest on Sept. 11 in an investigation into a robbery that occurred in April.center_img According to a news release, the police department charged 27-year-old Lee A. Mead with robbery in the 2nd degree. An address was not listed for Mead.last_img

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Gareth Bale: Wales caretaker boss Robert Page says Spurs forward is fittest he has ever seen him | Football News

first_img As for the prospect of Bale starting both games, Page added: “The most important game for us is tomorrow and we can only take one game at a time.“It’s full focus on the Republic of Ireland and we can’t even look forward to Finland.“We’ve all got a job to do and win games of football. Of course, we’re sympathetic to the club managers and the demands put on them with the current situation with Covid. Page, who is standing in for Ryan Giggs, would not be drawn on whether Bale would feature against Ireland and Finland on Wednesday – both games in Cardiff are live on Sky Sports – but insisted he is in top shape.“He’s been brilliant all week,” Page said of Bale.“He’s probably the fittest I’ve seen him since I’ve been involved with Ryan and the first team. He’s looking in great shape.” – Advertisement – Wales are expected to make changes for the Republic of Ireland game in the Nations League, reports Geraint Hughes Highlights of the friendly match between Wales and the USA Wednesday 18th November 7:30pm Wales caretaker manager Robert Page says Gareth Bale is as fit as he has seen him ahead of the Nations League game against the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff on Sunday.Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho had expressed concerns over Bale’s potential workload during the international break, with Spurs having worked hard to get him back to match fitness after he arrived on loan from Real Madrid in September.- Advertisement – “I’ve been a club manager myself and know the demands and, from a selfish point of view, you want your players to be fit every week.“No different from us when we’re in camp and we’ve got two big games.”Group B4 leaders Wales are one point ahead of second-placed Finland – who play away to Bulgaria on Sunday – going into their respective matches before they go head-to-head at the Cardiff City Stadium in midweek as they bid to secure promotion to League A. Kick off 7:45pm 1:24 2:09 The Wales forward did not feature in Thursday night’s 0-0 draw against USA in their international friendly but he is expected to be called into action over the coming days. preview image – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Millions of migrant workers head home due to virus: UN

first_img“Many millions of migrant workers, who were under lockdown in their countries of work, have lost their jobs and are now expected to return home to countries that are already grappling with weak economies and rising unemployment.”The ILO estimates there are 164 million migrant workers worldwide — nearly half of them women — comprising 4.7 percent of the global labor force.During the COVID-19 pandemic, many migrant workers were unable to return home due to travel bans, and found themselves stuck.Nonetheless, Nepal is expecting around 500,000 people who have lost their jobs abroad to return home, mainly from the Middle East and Malaysia. Millions of migrant workers who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic are expected to return home to already overburdened labor markets, the UN said Wednesday.Migrant workers were left exceptionally exposed to the virus and the economic shutdown it triggered, said the United Nations’ International Labor Organization.”This is a potential crisis within a crisis,” said Manuela Tomei, director of the ILO’s conditions of work and equality department. Essential sectors The ILO said that in many parts of the world, migrant workers were concentrated in sectors deemed essential during the coronavirus lockdowns, such as health care, transport, services, domestic work and agriculture.However, they were also more vulnerable to losing their jobs and income during economic crises.The ILO said migrant women in domestic and care work were among the most vulnerable during the crisis, facing additional work and care demands, with entire families at home during lockdowns.Tomei said migrant workers were over-represented in sectors in which physical distancing is difficult, they very often hold temporary jobs, and job loss often means a loss of work and residence permits, pushing them into irregular status without protections.She said migrant workers were “invisible to COVID-19 responses” despite the essential work they did, and needed to be factored into national plans.She also called for greater cooperation between countries of origin and destination to help returning migrants.Returning migrant workers could also bring skills that could help their home economies rebuild after the COVID-19 downturn, said the ILO.But the families of returning migrants could suffer financially from the loss of remittances normally sent to them. India has already repatriated more than 220,000 migrant workers, mostly from Gulf states.Meanwhile some 250,000 have headed back to Bangladesh, more than 130,000 to Indonesia and more than 100,000 to Myanmar, Michelle Leighton, chief of the ILO’s labor migration department, told a virtual press conference.Ethiopia is expecting between 200,000 and 500,000 to return by the end of the year. Topics :last_img read more

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Serene family sanctuary close to nature, and koalas

first_img25-27 Sugarwood Place CornubiaANYONE living at Sugarwood Place might get the occasional cuddly visitor.The quiet Cornubia street sits right next to the Forest Nature Refuge, a protected area that is populated with koalas.“We had a little koala tapping on our front door,” said Elesha Macdonald, who moved into the area 20 years ago. “Because the little fella could see his reflection on the glass, which was a bit cute.”Ms Macdonald and her husband built their five-bedroom home at the base of the forest purely for its serene location. 25-27 Sugarwood Place CornubiaMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago“You wouldn’t know there is a house anywhere near you, it is like you don’t have any neighbours,” she said. The 400sq m home sits on a 1766sq m block in a quiet cul-de-sac at the base of the nature park. The home has nature for its backyardInside, the home has five-bedrooms, and three bathrooms on a single storey, which Mrs Macdonald said made it the ideal home for raising children. There are multiple entertaining areas throughout the home, including a dining room, lounge room and a media room. Pool with a view.The suburb is about halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, but in an area where nature is right close by. 25-27 Sugarwood Place CornubiaOut the back there is an in-ground swimming pool and an outdoor alfresco dining area.“That outdoor entertainment area is where we spent most of our time,” she said. The trees from the forest never feel far away, and part of living at the home is getting used to seeing and hearing the wide array of animals that call the forest home. Most of the home has been renovated in the last two years, including fresh paint inside and out, and new Spanish clay tiles.The couple are planning on a sea-change to Redland Bay, and the home is on the market now. The home is located at 25-27 Sugarwood Place and is on the market now through Elders Real for offers above $799,000.last_img read more

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Gambling bill wins early nod

first_imgNZ Herald 10 May 2012Legislation to feed gambling proceeds back into communities and change the behaviour of problem gamblers was strongly backed at its first hurdle in Parliament late last night. Maori Party MP Te Ururoa Flavell’s bill passed its first reading in a conscience vote, with 83 votes in favour and seven against. All parties except New Zealand First lent their support to the Gambling (Gambling Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill. If passed, Mr Flavell’s bill will make sure that 80 per cent of gambling proceeds go back into the area where the gambling takes place. Communities will get the power to cut the number of pokies in their area if they feel they are harmful. And pokie trusts, many of which have come under fire for their lack of transparency and compliance, will be phased out over a year and replaced by local committees.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10804790last_img read more

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Tate and Tremmel released

first_img Goalkeeper Tremmel joined the Swans in 2011 from Red Bull Salzburg and has served as back up to Michel Vorm and Lukasz Fabianski during his time in South Wales, acting as starting keeper as the club won the Capital One Cup in 2013. Fellow goalkeeper David Cornell has also been released along with Rory Donnelly, Tom Atyeo, Corey Francis, Giancarlo Gallifuoco, Joseph Jones, Kurtis March, Gareth Owen, Scott Tancock and Curtis Obeng. “I’m sorry to go, but I’ve loved every minute of it,” Tate told the club’s official website. “It goes without saying that I’d like to thank everyone for making my time at Swansea so special – from the club, staff, players, supporters and the city as a whole. “I’m pleased to have helped the club go from strength to strength since that game against Hull way back in 2003.” He added: “There are probably a lot better footballers than me who have worn the Swans shirt over the years, but I’d like to think that there have been few who have tried harder. “The fans have been superb and I’ve found over the years that if they can see you giving 100 per cent then that’s good enough for them. “I’m leaving a fantastic club with my head held high – and I’ll always be proud of that.” Press Association Alan Tate and Gerhard Tremmel have been released by Swansea as boss Garry Monk attempts to build on the club’s highest ever Premier League finish.center_img Defender Tate played a key role in the Swans’ rise through the divisions, including the game that secured their Football league status in 2003 while on loan from Manchester United. The 32-year-old signed permanently in 2004 and helped the Swans to promotions in 2005, 2008 and 2011 but has seen his role diminish in recent seasons, having loan spells at Leeds, Yeovil, Aberdeen and Crewe. last_img read more

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Clyne close to Reds move

first_imgSouthampton defender Nathaniel Clyne is currently undergoing a medical on Merseyside ahead of his £12.5million move to Liverpool. Arrangements are still being made to complete the deal for Brazil international Roberto Firmino as his participation in the Copa America ended with exit to Paraguay on Saturday. But come July 1 the club will confirm the arrivals of Manchester City midfielder James Milner, Burnley striker Danny Ings, Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan and, most likely, that of Clyne also. Charlton defender Joe Gomez has already signed a five-year deal, the Reds having snapped up the England Under-19 international for £3.5million, but spending this summer is down on 12 months ago when manager Brendan Rodgers splashed out £110 million on eight players to counter-balance the £75million departure of Luis Suarez. This time around Rodgers has been slightly more frugal with £22million spent on Firmino, which could rise to £29million with add-ons, and £3.5million on Gomez with a compensation fee for Ings yet to be determined but likely to be upwards of £5million. The Reds boss is still in the market for a striker to complete the majority of his summer business and Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke remains the priority. However, the stumbling block is the Belgium international’s release clause of £32.5million. Liverpool view that as too pricey but retain a degree of optimism a deal can be struck for a fee slightly more manageable. Press Associationcenter_img The 24-year-old England right-back has returned from holiday and is in the city to complete the final stages of his transfer. If everything goes to plan then Clyne is likely to be announced as the club’s sixth summer signing on Wednesday, when the transfer window officially opens. last_img read more

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Delaney predicts good times ahead

first_imgCrystal Palace captain Damien Delaney has warned the Eagles are ready to ruffle some more feathers in the Barclays Premier League this season. Alan Pardew’s men picked up where they left off in May with another impressive away display in a hard-fought 3-1 victory at newly-promoted Norwich. After weathering early pressure from the hosts, when Canaries striker Lewis Grabban missed from inside the six-yard box, Palace went ahead through Wilfried Zaha just before the break and then doubled their lead when Delaney knocked the ball in at the far post following a well-worked corner. Eagles boss Alan Pardew, who was appointed in January and guided the club he once played for to a 10th-placed finish last season, believes the squad is now streetwise for the challenges ahead. “We have good experience for the Premier League, even though it is only our third year it’s a massive quality and if there is one thing Norwich are going to need to gain it’s that kind of nous. We are really strong on that,” Pardew said. “When they got a goal back we knew not to panic. Last year we won a lot of games exactly like we did here.” Palace, though, then had to dig in when substitute Nathan Redmond pulled a goal back before Cameron Jerome saw what would have been an equaliser chalked off by Premier League debutant referee Simon Hooper, who called a foul against the striker for a high boot. The visitors made sure of an opening-day victory when Yohan Cabaye, a £10million summer signing from Paris St Germain, slotted in a third goal during stoppage time. Arsenal are next up at Selhurst Park, with fixtures against both Chelsea and Manchester City also in the coming weeks. Delaney, though, sees no reason why Palace should not tackle any team head on. “That is what we are about, and have been for a couple of seasons, putting bodies on the line, getting blocks and really digging in when the going gets tough. If we can keep those traits and with the quality we have added, hopefully it can be a good year for us,” the Republic of Ireland defender said. “With guys like Cabaye, who are going to be important when we are at home and see a little bit more of the ball. With him, and Punch (Jason Puncheon), Wilf (Zaha), Yannick (Bolasie), Connor Wickham and Muzza (Glenn Murray), the attacking talent is there. “We are looking forward to it and it is our job at the back to give them a platform to go and win it, so that we are not 2-0 down and having to climb mountains.” Delaney added: “This has been the change we were looking for, without losing the plus points that we have, if we can add to it then hopefully it will be a better season.” Press Associationlast_img read more