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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_imgIn a collaboration spanning more than 3,000 miles and 40 courses of instruction, The New York Times and USC announced a joint venture Tuesday that will offer extensive continuing education programs sponsored by the two institutions.Collaboration · The Office of Continuing Education, located at the Davidson Conference Center, will partner with The New York Times. – Dieuwertje Kast | Summer Trojan The university will co-sponsor online courses in seven areas of study with the Times’ Knowledge Network, an already established adult and continuing education program offered by the newspaper. Courses will be taught in architecture, arts management, business, cinematic arts, communications, medicine and politics.The collaboration between the programs is the first of its kind in continuing education as a partnership between a for-profit institution and a university of USC’s size.The opportunity to use both partners’ vast resources for continuing education where it might otherwise be unavailable was a major motivating factor behind the partnership.“It allows [USC] to take some of our core academics and share it with the community at large,” Eileen Kohan, executive director for Continuing Education and Summer Programs, said. “[The partnership] gives us the opportunity to be viewed as one of the top continuing education programs.”Courses, which begin Oct. 10, will be headed by current USC faculty with the participation of at least one journalist from The Times. Those who enroll in classes through the collaboration will also have complete access to the Knowledge Network’s offerings in writing, science, health and editing.Felice Nudelman, executive director of education at The New York Times Co., noted the partnership’s exceptional ability to reach students around the world.“This is a truly innovative way to offer a comprehensive continuing education program that will feature a broad course catalog and exceptional faculty,” Nudelman said in a statement. “Together we will establish a global online resource for students who are interested in maximizing their education regardless of geographic location.”The program will also feature a program led by Times journalists and USC professor tailored specifically to high school students. If students take the entire six-course schedule, they can receive a certificate. Alternatively, they can register for one of two single-sessionlectures.USC and The Times are also set to launch the venture internationally in Hong Kong during the USCGlobal conferenceOct. 13. Many USC alumni are located throughout Asia and the collaboration hopes to bring continuing education to them with the program.According to Kohan, response to the program has been tremendous and she expects it to grow considerably within the next few months.USC alumni who enroll in the program will have a 10 percent discount available to them.last_img read more

first_imgOne person is dead following a porta-potty fire in St. Augustine, Saturday morning.according to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, human remains were found at the scene of a fire after rescue officials extinguished it.Shortly after, the fire marshal responded to the scene and is investigating the cause of the fire.It is unclear at this time if a crime was committed before the fire or if an accelerant was used.The medical examiner is expected to conduct an autopsy Monday to identify the person and determine the cause of death.No other information is available at this time.last_img read more

first_img22 Aug 2018 England teams selected for world championships Tags: Carton House, Team Championship, World Amateur The England teams have been announced for the World Amateur Team Championships which start next week at Carton House, near Dublin.The women’s team for the Espirito Santo Trophy is Annabell Fuller, Sophie Lamb and Hollie Muse. The championship will be played from 29 August to 1 September.The men’s team for the Eisenhower Trophy, from 5-8 September, is Matthew Jordan, Gian-Marco Petrozzi and Mitch Waite. England won the silver medal when the championship was last played in 2016.The playersAnnabell Fuller, 16, (Roehampton, Surrey) is England’s youngest-ever Curtis Cup player. She reached the last 16 of US women’s amateur, losing only on the 19th hole, and was runner-up in both the Portuguese and English women’s amateur. She has just been selected for the European team for the Junior Ryder Cup.Sophie Lamb, 20, (Clitheroe, Lancashire) also played in the Curtis Cup and joined Fuller as runner-up in the English women’s amateur. She was also second in the Welsh women’s open and currently leads the England Golf women’s order of merit.Hollie Muse, 18, (West Lancashire) is at college in the USA and during her summer break at home she reached the semi-finals of the British amateur, qualified to play in the Ricoh Women’s British Open and had a top ten finish in the English women’s amateur.Matthew Jordan, 22, (Royal Liverpool, Cheshire) is fifth in the world amateur rankings, played in the 2017 Walker Cup and has won both the St Andrew Links and Lytham Trophies.Gian-Marco Petrozzi, 21, (Trentham, Staffordshire) led the individual scoring in qualifying at the European men’s team championship, where he shot 10-under 62 in the first round. He won the New South Wales amateur at the start of the season.Mitch Waite, 23, (Filton, Gloucestershire) leads the England Golf men’s order of merit after finishing runner-up in the European amateur and the Lytham Trophy and reaching the semi-finals of the Amateur Championship. He won the Hampshire Salver early in the season.Petrozzi and Jordan helped England to a 20-shot win in the European Nations’ Championship and, with Waite, were in the side which won the silver medal at the European team championship. All three represented GB&I in the St Andrew’s Trophy match against continental Europe.Caption: Annabell Fuller (image copyright Leaderboard Photography)last_img read more

first_imgThe normal day saw boxers wake up for some road work at 6 a.m. before breakfast.A technical training session would take participants to lunch before an afternoon of sparring.Conditioning would complete the day.“It’s been awesome for our boxers to compete against boxers from outside our club to see where they fit in the sport,” said Pineiro.“And what I’m seeing our guys are looking very favourable with other boxers.”Pineiro is optimistic three boxers from Nelson have the skills to compete at the upcoming Canada Winter Games.  Short term, a group from Nelson competed on a card Saturday in in Kellogg, Idaho. The Nelson Boxing Club was filled with a cast of aspiring young boxers as the local organization played host to a Summer Boxing Camp this past week at the Baker Street location in the basement of the Pharmasave Building.More than 15 boxers from host Nelson, Cranbrook, Kelowna, Vancouver, Nanaimo and Saskatchewan were put through 12-hour days to refine their skills in the ring.“It’s been great to have the energy in the club over the summer,” said Nelson Boxing Club head coach Jesse Pineiro.“It’s been good energy and these kids are learning every day and getting tested against fighters they normally wouldn’t see.”last_img read more

first_imgGoal scorers included Kaliana Forte, Maddy Hopkins, Lennox Lockhurst and Cayenne Caney. Keeper Faith Stefiuk was outstanding in goal, conceded only one marker throughout the entire tournament.”It was a true team effort, everyone did their part,” said coach Heath Lockhurst.”They executed our game plan perfectly. The girls pushed through injuries and kept their composure when the pressure was on.”The squad now turns its attention to the indoor season to prepare for the 2018 campaign which begins early next year. The Nelson Selects concluded the 2017 Rep Soccer season with a gold medal performance at the Eye of the Storm Girl’s Youth Soccer Tournament in Castlegar.The Selects won the Girl’s U14-15 Division undefeated at 2-0-2 against Vernon United, Columbia Valley, and both KSYSA U14 and KSYSA U15.last_img read more

first_imgAWESOME AGAIN IS ONE OF FIVE BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACES ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2016)–Superstar California Chrome was sensational yet again at Santa Anita on Saturday, taking the Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes in gate to wire fashion by 2 ¼ lengths over rival Dortmund, who pressured him early. Ridden by Victor Espinoza and trained by Art Sherman, California Chrome covered 1 1/8 miles while geared down in 1:48.07, and thus served notice to the world that at age five, he is the horse to beat in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at The Great Race Place on Nov. 5.Breaking from the rail, the California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit was hustled out of the gate as Dortmund, adding blinkers and to his immediate outside, was sent as well by Rafael Bejarano. The pair were separated by a neck into and around the Club House turn and Espinoza with a look to his outside, stepped on the gas at the 4 ½ furlong pole and the Awesome Again, was for all intents and purposes, over.“Dortmund wasn’t a threat today,” said Espinoza. “Maybe after the first quarter mile, but after that, I just kept pulling away, which only helped me get some breathing room between us and the rest of the field. It’s tough when I get the one-hole and want to try and do something crazy…I ran the first part fast, yes, but then eased up on him. I didn’t want to overuse him today, we’ve got a big race coming up. It seemed like he was doing everything today very easily. Hopefully he’ll run big in the Breeders’ Cup.”The overwhelming 2-5 favorite in a field of five 3-year-olds and up, California Chrome, North America’s all-time leading money earner, paid $2.80, $2.10 and $2.10. (There was $779,170 bet to show on him, the lion’s share of the total show pool of $862,455).Fresh off a five length win (from the rail) in the Grade I Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Aug. 20, “Chrome” notched his sixth consecutive win and improved his overall mark to 24-15-3-1. Owned by Perry Martin and Taylor Made Stallions’ California Chrome, LLC, he picked up $180,000 for the win, increasing his record bankroll to $13,432,650.“I can’t say enough about the ride–it was just perfect,” said Sherman, 79, himself a former jockey. “We have a great staff with the groom and the hot walkers, Dihiji (Gladney), who rides him in the mornings and my son (Alan) who lives with him. I’m just really blessed.“When he gets in front, he’s a hard horse to get by, and I knew he’d wear Dortmund down with the fractions the way they were. He took his game plan away from him. (Dortmund ) tried and ran a hell of a race, but you’re looking at maybe the best horse in the world right now. I can’t say enough about (California Chrome).“I’m looking forward to the Breeders’ Cup Classic and I hope everything goes according to plan. Each race seems a little bit better. It’s a little scary. It’s a dream come true. I never had the ability to buy the most expensive horses…Maybe it was just my time to shine. I’m enjoying it and I’ll enjoy seeing his babies years from now.”Dortmund, winner of the 2015 Santa Anita Derby and trained by Bob Baffert, kept to his task throughout and finished 4 ½ lengths in front of longshot Win the Space. Off at 8-5, Dortmund paid $2.20 and $2.10.“Second best, no excuses,” said Bejarano. “The winner had a lot of pressure on him and that was the only chance I had. My horse ran good, just second best.”Ridden by Gary Stevens, Win the Space was third throughout and finished 4 ¼ lengths clear of Hard Aces. Off at 26-1, he paid $2.80 to show.With the win, California Chrome earned a fees-paid berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.Fractions on the race were 22.76, 46.08, 1:09.28 and 1:34.45.last_img read more