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first_imgThe inaugural Canyon Jam at Colorado’s iconic Mishawaka Amphitheatre features several of the jam scene’s “Next Phase” of bands, including Spafford, The Main Squeeze, Aqueous, Mungion, Organ Freeman, Cycles, Moves at Midnight, and Jus’ Sayin’. The two-day event takes place on September 8th and 9th, and is looking to be an annual affair boasting some of the jam scene’s top young talent. With the event just several weeks away, we decided to catch up with members of each band on the lineup in this new Live For Live Music interview series dubbed Road To Canyon Jam.Why The Mishawaka Amphitheatre Is One Of The Most Coveted Scenic Venues In The CountryOur first four installments of the “Road To Canyon Jam” interview series featured conversations with Cycles’ guitarist Patrick Harvey and drummer Michael Wood, drummer Rob Houk of Buffalo-based jammers Aqueous, Spafford bassist Jordan Fairless, and Organ Freeman’s Trevor Steel. In our latest installment, we bring you a conversation with guitarist Justin Reckamp of rising Chicago jam favorites Mungion from late last month. Since then, you’ve likely heard a fair amount about Mungion, after their tour van and trailer–containing all their gear, lights, and other equipment–was stolen in Detroit. As the band explained in a statement, “Although we are grateful that everyone is safe, our livelihood was taken from us in the blink of an eye. After going from door to door in the neighborhood, we were able to track down some surveillance video that showed two men breaking in and stealing our van and trailer. Unfortunately, there was not much the authorities or anyone could do. After filing the police report and talking to neighbors we piled up in a hatchback and drove 6 hours to New York to play because the show must always go on!”A matter of days before setting out on their first headlining tour, the band’s entire infrastructure literally disappeared overnight. However, the Chicago community, and the music community at large, banded together to help Mungion in their time on need, raising over $30,000 to replace their gear and their transportation with help from a successful GoFundMe campaign, a local benefit show in Chicago, and even a spot on NBC News Chicago about fans’ supportive response to the situation. Thanks to the overwhelming support of the community, Mungion is hitting the road for their first headlining tour as planned, starting Thursday night, 9/7 in Denver followed, of course, by their highly-anticipated performance at Canyon Jam.As we get ready to jam with Mungion at the Mishawaka this weekend, check out his thoughts on the “yams,” the exceptional music scene in Colorado, and the thrill of playing such a storied, scenic venue.Tickets for Canyon Jam are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.Live For Live Music: The nature of Canyon Jam centers around the art of the “jam.” What, in your opinion, are the key ingredients to make up a solid improvisation?Justin Reckamp: Well over here in camp Mungion, we believe that our most magical “yams” (a.k.a. Mungion’s jams) happen when we are all actively listening and reacting to one another. If each person in the group is truly in the moment, then it usually happens seamlessly. Within certain sections of our tunes, we try and move together, hopefully creating different themes as a collective, and taking the music to different places from the night before. This is when the real fun begins.“Sticking the landing” is something that doesn’t always happen when we’re trying to yam in the live setting, you have to remember that even if a yam tanks, no one is going to get hurt. A huge part of it is just about falling on your face and getting back up, and hopefully learning a thing or two from the journey alone. Don’t be too quick to judge though… Sometimes what we think are bad yams are our audience’s favorite moments. One more thing, if you’re thinking then you’re stinking. Don’t be thinking about what you ate for breakfast or how poopy the drive to the next gig will be. That’s bad for business.L4LM: Because Canyon Jam is in its first year and given the location and the lineup, what are you most excited about for Canyon Jam?JR: We’re all really excited to play at such an amazing venue with some of our best buds. Mishawaka looks like an amazing place to play, and I’m sure that alone will have a positive impact on the music. Great people, great music, great scenery…It’s a win-win for everyone.L4LM: In their earlier years, bands like The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, and STS9 performed at the Mishawaka. Do you ever put any thought into bands that have played iconic venues before you and how that relates to your own career?JR: We’re just really happy to play at some of these iconic venues so early in our career. We have an amazing team of people in camp Mungion and are grateful for all these amazing opportunities. Just trying to keep the torch burnin’.L4LM: The Mishawaka is known for its intimate and gorgeous setting. How does a venue’s vibe affect how you go into a performance?JR: There’s definitely something special that happens when we play outside venues. Breathe in that fresh air, take in our surroundings and turn it up to 11. We love all the outside feels. All of them!L4LM: Playing Colorado, in general, always seems to bring out the best in bands. Why do you think that is?JR: Colorado is the mecca for the jam band scene and that is no secret. There is a rich jam culture in Colorado and it’s apparent at the shows. People come out and boogie down on a Tuesday night like it’s nothing but a peanut, and that is a rare occasion. We have A LOT of love for the Colorado fam. Can’t wait to be back there!Friday Schedule:6 pm – Doors8 pm – 9 pm –  Moves at Midnight9:30 pm – 10:30 pm – Mungion11 pm – 1 am – Main SqueezeSaturday Schedule:4 pm – Doors6 pm – 6:40 pm – Jus Sayin’7 pm – 8 pm – Cycles8:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Organ Freeman10 pm – 11:30 pm – Aqueous12 am – 2 am – Spaffordlast_img read more


first_imgTheir travel is fully funded by the Colombian Army, with administrative and logistical support from U.S. Army South (ARSOUTH). Command Sergeant Major Mike Clowser, Army University, and Command Sergeant Major Carlos Olvera, ARSOUTH, have been leading the effort this past year in support of the Chief of Staff of the Army’s priorities and in coordination with the U.S. Embassy Office of Security Cooperation in Colombia, SOUTHCOM, ARSOUTH, TRADOC, and the Department of the Army’s Headquarters. Throughout the two-week event, interpreters from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), facilitated multilingual discussions involving intricate and complex views and considerations. Maria Marrero and Ana Brewington demonstrated how professional interpreters can be the difference between successful engagement and a lost opportunity. Because of them, some of the most senior enlisted advisors in the U.S. Army and the Colombian military were able to seamlessly and effortlessly share their experiences and knowledge. “Language should never be a barrier, and a great example of that was again demonstrated this past week,” said Richard Procell, WHINSEC liaison to CGSC and Fort Leavenworth. Command Sergeant Major William B. Zaiser, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), also was in attendance and addressed the class. In his remarks, he stressed the importance of partnerships and trust: “Learning from each other builds trust, and that is what has contributed to the long-standing relationship the United States has with Colombia.” Command Sergeant Major David Turnbull, Combined Arms Center (CAC), welcomed the delegation and provided the visiting students with an overview of the mission, functions, and priorities of the command. Sgt. Maj. Turnbull expressed how important it was for the U.S. Army, TRADOC, and CAC to support Colombia’s transformation efforts, but asked for their feedback as well: “While CAC and the School for Command Preparation put a program together for that purpose, our intent is also to learn from the Colombian experience. So please take the opportunity while you are here to share that knowledge with our NCOs.” The Colombian Sergeant’s Major Academy has two sessions per year. In each session there are 15 Army students, approximately four Navy and Marine students, and one international student, normally from Brazil, Chile, or Mexico. During the last month of class, the students participate in a 14-day geopolitical visit outside the country. As part of the Colombian Army’s effort to further the education and development of the NCO corps, they requested to travel to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and attend the Non-Commissioned Officer Development Program. Upon graduation, each will assume command sergeant major positions at battalion and brigade level and as senior enlisted military advisors to military and civilian leaders. The PCC teaching team, consisting of specially selected former battalion and brigade command sergeants major from across the U.S. Army, facilitated discussions on Mission Command, Conflict Resolution, Key Command Relationships, Positive Command Climate, Creating the Right Environment, and Building Cohesive Teams. They discussed the Army’s Leader Development Strategy and incorporated a series of classroom exercises in which the Colombian Sergeants Major Academy students designed strategies for the development of subordinate Soldiers and units. The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) School for Command Preparation welcomed a student delegation from the Colombian Sergeant’s Major Academy from May 15th-26th. center_img By Dialogo June 03, 2016 The Colombian students were appreciative of the open and demanding education environment. “An effective, disciplined, and highly skilled Army that stands as the most formidable military force in the world is the impression that I have after realizing this very productive visit to the United States. Today, more than ever, we need references like the ones encountered at Fort Leavenworth to help us crystallize the vision of General [Alberto] Mejia [Commander of the Colombian Army] of a professional and ready Army, postured to confront the threats that the future may bring our way,” said Colombian Army Sergeant Major Alfredo Bueno Marquez. The program also included a seminar discussion on the History of the U.S. Army NCO and an overview briefing of the U.S. Army Sergeant’s Major Academy, led by Sergeant Major Jaime R. Perez. Denny L. Landes, Senior Specialist at the Training and Doctrine Command Culture Center in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, led a two-hour seminar discussion on U.S. culture that included a discussion of the various regions in the United States. The delegation also received organizational overviews from CAC-Training, the Mission Command Center of Excellence, the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, Army Press, and Installation Management Commands Transition Services (Soldier for Life). The exchange included an overview of the Colombian Army’s priorities and transformation efforts, provided by Sergeant Major Mario Villamizar Martinez. He listed leader development, education, and strengthening the “human dimension” as key focus areas of Command Sergeant Major of the Army Argemiro Posso Rivera, who had planned on accompanying the group but unfortunately was unable to travel due to health concerns. “Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers that can quickly analyze the situation and make decisions is a critical component of a professional Army,” Sgt. Maj. Villamizar said. A total of 19 students, including 16 from the Colombian Army, two from the Navy, and one from the Brazilian Army traveled from Bogota, Colombia, to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to attend the week-long Pre-Command Course (PCC) Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Development Program that is oriented at further developing and educating U.S. Army battalion- and brigade-level command sergeants major in the areas of leadership, critical thinking, self-assessment, and management functions. last_img read more


first_imgKids around the event say they love watching the team play and are inspired by them to play the game of basketball. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Harlem Globetrotters made a stop at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Thursday night. “Oh just the smiles on their faces,” said Hammer. “We have players such as you know TNT? She’s a great inspiration to all the females. She’s the first Harlem Globetrotter female in all of 20 years, so it’s amazing having her be a great inspiration for all the little girls out here.” One Globetrotter, “Hammer” Harrison, says he has been a part of the team for 11 years and his favorite part is seeing the kids’ reactions.center_img Hundreds of fans showed up to see the Harlem Globetrotters take center court with their crazy tricks and slam dunks. The whole team started out with its new glow in the dark edition with illuminated basketballs and uniforms. You can click here to see where the Harlem Globetrotters will be heading to next across the country.last_img read more


first_imgTopics : The English top-flight was forced to finish last season behind closed doors and the new campaign has also started in empty stadiums.The Premier League and its clubs emphasized their commitment to safety after meeting on Thursday.”Safety remains the number-one priority and clubs reiterated their commitment to ensuring Premier League stadiums will be among the safest public places, through the effective use of a wide range of mitigation measures,” the Premier League said in a statement.”Clubs will adopt a range of common standards, which will help deliver bio-secure, safe environments for fans across the league.” Premier League clubs on Thursday urged the government to stick to its proposal to allow a partial return of fans to stadiums from October 1.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said last week ministers would review the target date for a return of crowds following a spike in coronavirus cases.Pilot events are currently restricted to 1,000 spectators.center_img Top-flight clubs stated the loss of matchday revenues was having a “significant impact” across the league and throughout the football pyramid.   “Taking into account the high safety standards which will be set by the Premier League in conjunction with the relevant public authorities, the league and clubs urge government to remain committed to the 1 October date for the controlled return of fans to sporting venues,” the statement said.Seven English Football League matches are set to be played in front of crowds of up to 1,000 this weekend, in the second, third and fourth tiers.The government granted the EFL permission to use selected fixtures as pilot events to reintroduce spectators to venues on a socially distanced basis.last_img read more


first_img MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS: WOULD YOU LIKE FRESH FRUIT WITH THAT? NEW JAMES BOND-INSPIRED PAD FOR SALE “Likewise, Carlene has become a well-known face around Everleigh, fresh off styling one of our homes with a ‘luxe for less’ look, she’ll be sharing tips on how to create an interior design to complement a new home, with Michael on hand for a chat.”The Everleigh Block Party will run from 11am to 4pm Saturday at Everleigh on Kessels Boulevard, Greenbank. For more information visit everleigh.mirvac.com Shaynna Blaze will be at the Everleigh display village.Mirvac general manager, residential development Queensland, Warwick Bible, said the public was invited to explore the display village, which featured homes by Porter Davis, Bold Living, Clarendon, Coral, Plantation, GJ Gardner, DBC, Brighton, Metricon and Neptune.“We’ll be throwing open the doors to all the display homes, which cover a variety of styles and budgets, meaning there is a design to suit a diverse mix of new homebuyers – and a price to match,” he said. “There are workshops in each of the homes, which span from a barbecue demonstration to a bath bomb workshop, to a chocolate fondue station and Lego-making,” he said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago“We want visitors to get a glimpse of what life in Everleigh is like – with our vision to create the type of community where neighbours meet and mingle in the street and form lifelong friendships.”Mr Bible said the design workshops would be a highlight of the day. “Shaynna is involved in some of Australia’s favourite real estate television programs, from The Block to Selling Houses Australia and Buying Blind, so it is a coup to have her here at Everleigh and sharing her knowledge with locals,” he said. TOP 10 SUBURBS EXPECTED TO BOOM Former The Block contestants Michael and Carlene Duffy will headline the opening of the Everleigh display village.A community street party headlined by Australian design royalty will mark the opening of a builder display village at Greenbank on Saturday.The Everleigh Block Party will celebrate the official opening of 16 display homes by 10 builders with interior design queen Shaynna Blaze and former The Block contestants Carlene and Michael Duffy attending. The event, which will be held at Mirvac’s Everleigh development, will feature family entertainment, including styling workshops by Shaynna and Carlene, treasure hunts, Lego building, mini train rides and slime making. last_img read more


first_img Sharing is caring! 12 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharecenter_img Tweet NewsRegional Court invalidates Nevis constituency election by: – March 23, 2012 CHARLESTOWN, Nevis — On Wednesday, Nevis high court judge, Justice Lionel Jones, handed down his decision in an election petition, in which he ruled that the election for the St John’s constituency on 11 July 2011 is invalid and void. Premier of Nevis, Joseph ParryThe election of Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) candidate Hensley Daniel to represent the St John’s Electoral District in the Nevis Island Assembly was challenged by the opposition Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) member Mark Brantley on various grounds and, in the words of the judge “…the main complaint being the illegal removal of the names of over 200 voters from the list…”In his decision delivered and handed down on Wednesday, Justice Jones made four orders, as follows: 1. The court refused to grant an order that the names removed from the electoral list for St John’s as a result of objection hearings be put back on the list. Those names remain off the list of voters for Electoral District No. 2 (St John’s). 2. The court refused to grant an order that the Electoral Commission acted in contravention of the constitution of St Christopher and Nevis by failing to take steps to ensure that the persons removed from the list were able to vote in the elections of 11 July, 2012. Those persons did not vote and the court found that the Electoral Commission did nothing wrong.3. That the petitioner’s right to freedom of expression was breached because the Nevis News Cast (NNC) did not cover any of the political events of the CCM.4. That the election for the St John’s constituency held on 11 July 2011 is invalid and void. Following the handing down by Justice Jones of his decision, Daniel and the other respondents in the case filed an appeal against the ruling in so far as it declared the election in St John’s void and that the petitioner’s right to freedom of expression was breached because the Nevis News Cast (NNC) did not cover any of the political events of the CCM.According to Nevis Premier Joseph Parry, an application will also be filed for a stay of execution of the judgment.“We are very confident that the Appeal Court will overturn the order of Mr Justice Jones in which he declared the election of Mr Daniel to be null and void. Mr Daniel remains the Deputy Premier in the Nevis Island Administration and remains fully in charge of his Ministry,” Parry said.“I urge all Nevisians, both supporters of the NRP and supporters of the CCM to continue going about our lives peacefully and in a manner that will provide an example to the rest of the Caribbean and the world. We are a law abiding people and we must continue to demonstrate this. We expect that the Court of Appeal will deal with this matter expeditiously and we should all await the outcome of the appeals,” he concluded.By Caribbean News Now contributorlast_img read more


first_imgMid Hoosier Conference @ TimbergateNorth 209, Edinburgh 217, Southwestern Shelby 227, South Decatur 249.Medalist : North Decatur’s-Sidney Parmer 3 over 39.ALL-Conf: Parmer 39, Annie Gant 54 South Decatur .Courtesy of Chargers Coach David Espinda.last_img


first_img And Bale, who is currently with his team-mates in Dubai on a mid-season tour, is more than happy to stay in the Spanish capital. “Go to Manchester United? I am very happy in Madrid, a city, a climate and a club that I love,” he told Dubai TV . “My contract ends in 2019 and I could sign a renewal. “I am very happy at Madrid and I hope to win many more titles in the future. “It has been a fantastic year for me. I wanted to come to Real Madrid to win titles and work alongside the best players and that is exactly what I have done in a single year. I hope that we keep improving, winning more titles and that I can keep giving my all.” Bale has struck an important partnership with Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo in the Real front line, with the trio contributing 57 goals to the Real cause so far this term. “He (Ronaldo) is an impressive player,” Bale added. “Everybody knows what he is like – it is great to be playing alongside him. What he does so that the team can keep winning and improving is fantastic. “The forwards we have are extremely good. The three of us really like playing together. We work very well together, as we demonstrated last season with the titles we won. “The potential we have up front is fantastic and we want to keep improving.” Press Association Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has expressed his desire to stay at the club after rumours circulated that Manchester United were lining up a summer move for the Welshman.center_img Bale won the Champions League with Los Blancos last season and has been a key figure in the Real side which have won their last 22 competitive matches. Real president Florentino Perez on Tuesday warned off any potential bids for the 25-year-old, who joined Real from Tottenham 16 months ago in a world-record £85.3million deal, saying: ”We would never listen to any offer for Bale, no matter what the fee.” last_img read more


first_imgA man charged with damaging several police cars during a recent George Floyd protest in Miami claims to be part of a group that purposely encourages violence at such demonstrations.Miami Police arrested 21-year-old Marco Lopez on Saturday, after an investigation that lasted for several days.According to authorities, Lopez confessed to breaking the back window of a Miami police cruiser with his skateboard during a protest on the night of Saturday, May 30.They say he also admitted to damaging the rear bumper of a second police vehicle, and to spray painting a third.Detectives have been investigating the vandalisms to several vehicles and businesses that occurred on Saturday, May 30, 2020.Yesterday, we arrested Marco Antonio Lopez and he has been charged with 2 counts of Criminal Mischief, Incite To Riot, and Resisting Officer w/o Violence. pic.twitter.com/UQ8XP6HPMK— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) June 7, 2020 Lopez claims to belong to a group called the “Southern Slaves,” which he told officers “actively recruits people to violently protest the government.”Officers were able to identify him by investigating videos of the protests posted on social media and comparing them to his own profile photo.The arrest report states that Lopez told interviewing officers, “Walking around the city won’t do anything, sooner or later you have to turn to violence.”last_img read more


first_imgBelmont looks to extend streak vs Tennessee St. Associated Press February 12, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTennessee State (15-10, 7-5) vs. Belmont (18-7, 9-3)Curb Event Center, Nashville, Tennessee; Thursday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Belmont looks for its fifth straight conference win against Tennessee State. Belmont’s last OVC loss came against the Austin Peay Governors 86-78 on Jan. 25. Tennessee State fell 73-65 to Murray State in its last outing.center_img SUPER SENIORS: Tennessee State has relied heavily on its seniors. Carlos Marshall Jr., Wesley Harris, Jy’lan Washington, Michael Littlejohn and Shakem Johnson have combined to account for 69 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 63 percent of all Tigers points over the last five games.MIGHTY MARSHALL JR.: Marshall has connected on 31.2 percent of the 138 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 18 over his last three games. He’s also made 77.8 percent of his foul shots this season.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Tennessee State is a perfect 5-0 when the team blocks at least seven opposing shots. The Tigers are 10-10 this season when they block fewer than seven shots.STREAK SCORING: Belmont has won its last five home games, scoring an average of 78.6 points while giving up 59.4.DID YOU KNOW: The Belmont offense has scored 80.6 points per game this season, ranking the Bruins 12th nationally. The Tennessee State defense has allowed 72.6 points per game to opponents (ranked 232nd).___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more