Remembering Dizzy Gillespie With Our Favorite Phish “Manteca” Jams [Watch]

first_imgTrumpeter, composer, and bandleader Dizzy Gillespie was one of the most skilled jazz trumpet players of all time. Along with Charlie Parker, he is credited with pioneering the “bebop” style and for introducing Afro-Cuban elements into modern jazz music.In addition to being an incredible improviser and skatter, Gillespie is responsible for several pieces that have become jazz standards including “Manteca”, which he co-wrote with Chano Pozo and Gil Fuller in 1947. The tune has been covered by a wide array of artists over the years, from Red Garland (1958), to Ella Fitzgerald (1970), to Quincy Jones (1973).“Manteca” also caught the attention of Vermont four-piece Phish during their formative years, and quickly became one of their most frequently performed jazz numbers. Phish recorded a version of the song for their 1992 album A Picture of Nectar, adding the somewhat nonsensical lyrics “crab in my shoe mouth” to the instrumental melody.Since then, Phish has continued to work “Manteca” into their live performances in fun and creative ways. From subtle teases to full-scale “Manteca” jams, the appearance of the “crab in my shoe mouth” refrain never fails to send Phish crowds into a frenzy. In honor of the 26th anniversary of Dizzy Gillespie’s passing today, give a listen to a few of our favorite Phish “Manteca” jams:First, check out this dark and dirty “Manteca” jam, part of a top-notch “Stash” at Phish’s 11/14/95 show at the University of Central Florida Arena in Orlando:[Video: PhrankieC87]Setlist: Phish | University of Central Florida Arena | Orlando, FL | 11/14/95 Set One: Chalk Dust Torture, Foam, Billy Breathes, Divided Sky, Esther > Free, Julius, I’m Blue, I’m Lonesome[1], CavernSet Two: Maze, Gumbo, Stash -> Manteca -> Stash -> Dog Faced Boy [2] -> Stash , Strange Design, You Enjoy Myself -> Immigrant Song Jam -> You Enjoy MyselfEncore: The Wedge, Rocky Top[1] Acoustic.[2] Performed over a different arrangement than usual.Next, give a listen to the “You Enjoy Myself” from New Year’s Eve 2010 at Madison Square Garden, featuring a fun “Manteca” sandwich during the song’s jam section:[Video: HarpuaFSB]Setlist: Phish | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 12/31/2010 Set One: Punch You In the Eye > AC/DC Bag > The Moma Dance > Scent of a Mule, Burn That Bridge[1], Weigh> Ocelot, Beauty of My Dreams, Gone, Rock and RollSet Two: Wilson > 46 Days, Sand, NICU > Down with Disease[2] > Ghost , You Enjoy Myself -> Manteca -> You Enjoy MyselfSet Three: Meatstick[3], Auld Lang Syne[4], After Midnight, Backwards Down the Number Line > Piper > Free, Waste > Slave to the Traffic Light, GrindEncore: First Tube[1] Phish debut.[2] Unfinished.[3] Portions pre-recorded; Lyrics sung in multiple languages.[4] Sung with Meatstick singers while Trey played guitar.You can also check out partial fan-shot footage of Phish’s super-funky “Bathtub Gin” from Bethel Woods (the home of Woodstock) on 5/28/11 containing a double-time “Manteca” interlude:[Video: ld12985]Setlist: Phish | Bethel Woods Center For The Arts | Bethel, NY | 5/28/2011 Set One: Theme From the Bottom, NICU, Cities, Halley’s Comet > Runaway Jim, Gumbo > Quinn the Eskimo > Limb By Limb, Horn, Bathtub Gin -> Manteca > Bathtub GinSet Two: Down with Disease[1] > Free > Backwards Down the Number Line  > Makisupa Policeman[2] > Harry Hood > Cavern > David BowieEncore: A Day in the Life[1] Unfinished.[2] With lyrics referencing several band members’ houses (and Trey’s favorite show, House)Thank you, Dizzy Gillespie, for all the wonderful music you gave to the world.last_img read more

James McCarthy, environmentalist, dead at 75

first_imgKen Kimmel, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, remembered his colleague and former USC board chair on its website, calling him “a passionate advocate for the essential role science plays in our democracy” and “a key architect in the formation of our Center for Science and Democracy in 2011.”Many of his fellow scientists and environmentalists and former students posted on a memorial page set up by the Harvard University Center for the Environment.“Dr. James McCarthy was an amazing man, a loyal friend, world-class oceanographer, a passionate advocate for science and for our climate balance,” wrote former Vice President Al Gore. “Nobody communicated the importance of the climate crisis in the context of the oceans as eloquently and passionately as Jim. His dedication to better understanding our planet through its oceans will continue to enable and empower us as activists, citizens, and leaders fighting to solve this crisis.”He was also remembered for his impact as an educator.“Jim was the kindest, sparkliest, most deeply committed person I’ve known at Harvard,” wrote Samuel S. Myers ’87, principal research scientist, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and director of the Planetary Health Alliance. “Whether mentoring me on science and spirituality or on a trout stream, his gentleness of spirit, his glittering enthusiasm, his curiosity, and his love came through. When the world needs it most, a great light has gone out.”A native of Sweet Home, Oregon, McCarthy received his undergraduate degree in biology from Gonzaga University and his Ph.D. from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He came to Harvard as an assistant professor in 1974, following postdoctoral and research scientist positions at Johns Hopkins.,McCarthy helped establish the undergraduate degree program in Environmental Sciences and Public Policy, which launched in 1993. He served on the multidisciplinary concentration’s standing committee since its inception, and as its head tutor from 1996 to 2009 and again in 2011–12.“Jim McCarthy was a wise teacher and great mentor and role model,” recalled Harvard Medical School Assistant Professor Mary Berlik Rice ’99, M.D., M.P.H., who met him while an undergrad concentrating in Environmental Science and Public Policy. “I will always remember Jim for his brilliant intellectual curiosity, his caring interest in my family and career, and his passion for saving our planet. By example, Jim inspired me and many others to be a scientist and a policy advocate.”“Jim was a shining example of why our community of scholars on the environment at Harvard is so special,” said Daniel P. Schrag, director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment and Sturgis Hooper professor of geology. “He was kind and collegial, thoughtful, and playful. He cared passionately about the environment and also about the people around him.”McCarthy and his wife Suzanne, who survives him, were also deans of Pforzheimer House from 1996 to 2009.In addition to his wife, McCarthy leaves his sons James Joseph (Jamie) and Ryan Sean McCarthy.Plans for a memorial service at Harvard have not been finalized at this time. The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. James J. McCarthy, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography and director emeritus of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, died on Dec. 11 after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was 75.A champion of the environment, McCarthy, known as Jim, was committed to both education and advocacy about climate change.“A profound lesson from the past few decades of scientific discovery across the Earth and life sciences is that the weight of the human footprint on essential life-supporting services of the Earth system has grown dramatically since the time of Darwin,” he wrote in 2009 in an article for the journal Science, “Reflections On: Our Planet and Its Life, Origins, and Futures.”“Could Darwin have imagined that so soon in Earth history a single species would be altering the prospects for the survival of other species across all continents and to the greatest depths of the sea?” he wrote.Committed to the application of science to public policy, McCarthy led numerous international scientific efforts to alert the world to the effects of climate change. The founding editor of the journal Global Biogeochemical Cycles, he also served as co-chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, as a lead author of the 2005 Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, and as president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2008. In 2012, President Barack Obama appointed McCarthy to the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. In 2018, he received the prestigious Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement for his work on phytoplankton productivity amid climate change, and his outstanding leadership in the field of science policy. McCarthy shared the award with fellow biological oceanographer, Peter Falkowski, of Rutgers University.A dedicated fly fisher who angled for trout in his spare time, McCarthy’s scholarship steered him toward the sea. His primary research focused on plankton, and his work on nutrient controls on ocean productivity resulted in many awards, including the New England Aquarium’s David B. Stone Award (2005) for distinguished service to the environment and the community, and the Museum of Science’s Walker Prize, which recognizes “meritorious published scientific investigation and discovery” (2008). “Nobody communicated the importance of the climate crisis in the context of the oceans as eloquently and passionately as Jim.” — Al Gore, former vice presidentlast_img read more

Sneak Peek! Darren Criss & Jesse Tyler Ferguson in Backstage with Disney

first_img Star Files Glee favorite Darren Criss and Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson have two things in common: One, they’re both Broadway vets. Two, they’re both appearing on the one-hour special Backstage with Disney on Broadway: Celebrating 20 Years! The ABC special will spotlight all of Disney’s Broadway musicals, from current hits The Lion King and Aladdin to past favorites Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Hosted by Ferguson, the evening will feature appearances by Criss, Toni Braxton, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Elton John and more. Check it out on ABC December 14! Darren Criss View Comments Jesse Tyler Fergusonlast_img

Kentucky muni signs solar power purchase deal

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Courier Journal:Kentucky is about to catch some rays in a big way.A new solar farm coming to Western Kentucky in 2022 promises to be the state’s biggest — by a wide margin. Some 800 acres of solar panels are planned for Lyon County, just north of Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. At their midday peak, the panels are expected to produce 86 megawatts of power, or among the top 2 percent in the nation for solar plants, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.The Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency, a group of 11 city-owned utilities, agreed last week to purchase the majority of that power starting in late 2022, with the rest planned for Owensboro Municipal Utilities, pending board approval. The solar plant would be Kentucky’s seventh and biggest. The largest currently is Kentucky Utilities’ 10-megawatt solar plant, which opened near Harrodsburg two years ago. Last year, five more solar plants opened, including three owned by Duke Energy.For Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency CEO Doug Buresh, whose agency will start delivering energy to member utilities next year, that’s a sign renewable sources are gaining traction. Buresh said he expects more plants to open in coming years and that the agreement to buy solar power demonstrates its commitment to environmentally friendly sources.The Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency has drawn scrutiny for leaning heavily on coal-fired plants. In its first three years, two-thirds of the group’s energy will come from coal. Starting in 2022, Buresh said he hopes to change that. The new solar plant would still, however, fill less than 10 percent of the group’s energy needs.The new solar plant’s builders are Texas-based Open Road Renewables and MAP Energy, an investor in renewable energy projects with offices in Oklahoma and California.More: Western Kentucky to soak up the sun with state’s largest solar farm Kentucky muni signs solar power purchase deallast_img read more

Valdespino wins Simon Award

first_imgValdespino wins Simon Award February 15, 2003 Managing Editor Regular News Valdespino wins Simon Awardcenter_img Mark D. Killian Managing EditorApproaching pro bono work as a “calling rather than an obligation,” Jacqueline Marie Valdespino has been a tireless advocate for ensuring children have a voice in the courtroom and is committed to the proposition that “no one ever enter the complicated, often dark halls of justice without a competent lawyer guiding the way.”Valdespino, the 2003 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award recipient, was presented the award by Justice Charles T. Wells during a special ceremony of the Supreme Court. The award commemorates Miami civil rights lawyer Tobias Simon, who died in February 1982, and is intended to encourage and recognize extraordinary contributions by Florida lawyers in making legal services available to the indigent and to focus public awareness on the substantial voluntary services rendered by Florida lawyers.“We are very committed to the proposition that there has to be — for our communities to work, for our state to work, for our nation to work — justice for the poor as well as justice for all others in our society,” said Justice Wells, who, as the senior justice on the court, filled in for Chief Justice Harry Lee Anstead who was stuck in a snow storm in Virginia and was unable to attend the ceremony. “For the underprivileged and the elite, there must be access to the courts.”Also honored during the ceremony January 30 was the firm of Carlton Fields, which received the Chief Justice’s Law Firm Commendation, and the Indian River County Bar Association, which won the court’s Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award.A lawyer from each circuit also was honored with The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Awards, and Laurel F. Moore of Tampa received the Young Lawyers Division Legal Aid Public Service Award.“You advocate and protect the rights of those who are uneducated, unsophisticated, and those in need of a good lawyer,” Bar President Tod Aronovitz told the honorees. “You represent the highest ideals of our profession. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg comments on lawyers like you when she said, ‘It is incumbent on anyone who regards lawyering not simply as a trade but as a true profession to advance more responsible performance to ensure that legal aid will be there when needed.’ You truly recognize lawyering as a profession.”Fighting back tears, Valdespino said while she was being honored individually, she accepted the Simon award on behalf of all the lawyers who toil to do their share to provide the poor with meaningful access to the courts.“Today is really a celebration of our collective efforts,” said Valdespino, of Valdespino & Associates. “Together we represent individual capabilities brought together for a greater good; the greater good of the people of the state of Florida. I am blessed because I know that I stand before a group of unselfish individuals who collectively do more for the underprivileged than any other professional group.”Valdespino, a Bar member since 1988, began her commitment to children even before she became a lawyer. In college, Valdespino volunteered as a guardian ad litem representing children in dependency and delinquency proceedings, and she continued to volunteer her time after entering law school.Valdespino said each year Florida lawyers come together in greater numbers to provide free services to those less fortunate.“Our efforts lead us to the homeless, the accused, the oppressed, the cheated, the elderly, the poor, the ignored, the abused, those deprived of their civil rights, those in need of advocacy, and to the most needy, our children,” Valdespino said. “We answer the call, but every day there are more in need. While the call is answered, the need is barely lessened. So very much still needs to be done.”Valdespino said she could not do all she does without the assistance of the dedicated lawyers and staff of the 11th Circuit’s Put Something Back pro bono project.“Not only do these men and women work hard to assure that the legal needs of the disadvantaged are met, they provide free CLE seminars to educate lawyers so that they can competently serve,” Valdespino said. “I accept this award on behalf of my friends and colleagues at the Put Something Back project because I know that without their commitment to providing justice for all, I would not be standing here.”Valdespino said her inspiration for service comes from her mother, Norma Valdespino, who immigrated to America from Cuba in 1959.“She left behind all that she had and all that she knew for the promise of this great country,” Valdespino said. “She arrived with nothing but has managed to give me everything. Her sacrifices and hard work are the ladder for my success.”Valdespino said her mother’s example instilled in her the knowledge that there was always someone less fortunate who could benefit from her help.“If my mother is my inspiration, my friends are my constant reminder that if service is not rendered with kindness and civility then it fails the mark,” Valdespino said.In her first year as a sole practitioner, Valdespino received the Put Something Back Pro Bono Service Award in recognition of her outstanding commitment and service to the disadvantaged. She has received that recognition every year since. In 1997 she was the Put Something Back Guardian ad Litem of the year. Since 1992, she has accepted appointments through the Put Something Back program, as well as at the request of the judges of the Family Division in 33 pro bono guardian ad litem cases. In 2000, she received the Ray H. Pearson Guardian ad Litem Award.Wells noted that in 1995, Valdespino accepted appointment as a guardian ad litem in a particularly contentious family case. Valdespino’s devotion assured that the child’s voice was heard through numerous post-dissolution trials, appeals, and remands. The court file numbers over 23 volumes, and the case continued for seven years.Between 1999-2001 Valdespino served on the board of the Child Abuse Prevention Program, which provides education to school children in an effort to prevent child abuse. Since 1996, Valdespino has participated in the Family Law Section Pro Bono Mentor Program, assisting young lawyers in family law cases.last_img read more

Nagorno-Karabakh: President Ilham Aliyev speaks to the BBC

first_img– Advertisement – The president said he saw no possibility of peace with the Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan.Since his interview with the BBC’s Orla Guerin he has announced the capture of a key town in the disputed territory, although Armenia says fighting is ongoing.- Advertisement – President Ilham Aliyev has said his forces are winning the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and said Armenia’s “opportunities to compromise are shrinking”.Fighting has flared in the territory, which is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan, but governed by ethnic Armenians backed by the Armenian government.- Advertisement –last_img

Year Two of Plastic Ban Begins, Bureau of Standards Comments

first_img Share 169 Views   no discussions Share LifestyleLocalNews Year Two of Plastic Ban Begins, Bureau of Standards Comments by: – January 10, 2020 January 2020 marked the beginning of year two of Dominica’s ban on non-biodegradable single use plastics.The Dominica Bureau of Standards is commenting that this was a good move on the island’s part.Director of the Bureau, Median LaRocque says some review has taken place and should be good news for business-minded people to fill gaps which have been identified in the products.“There are a few recommendations and concerns which have been coming back,” LaRocque said. He described the common complaint of leaky biodegradable containers saying that there are moves to introduce new distributors and manufacturers.“It’s an industry in Dominica right now. Private entrepreneurs or young innovative minds can start using our resources like bamboo and banana leaves. We can now go into those industries.”The ban on non-biodegradable single use plastics took effect on Jan 1st 2019 and includes lids, cups, single use styrofoam/plastic containers, disposable plastic cutlery, and drinking straws.LaRocque revealed that additional measures will be taken by Government in that same vein to protect the natural environment from the dangers of plastic.center_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweetlast_img read more

Van Straten wins third straight at Shawano

first_imgBy Scott Owen Sawyer Haese looked to have the car to beat early on in the Northern SportMod feature until Ja­son Jach stormed past on lap four to grab the lead. Haese fell victim to mechanical gremlins on lap five, ending his night. Van Straten took the lead on lap seven working the lowest line on the track. Michonski took the lead back on lap eight running the highest line. They continued to battle door-to-door on lap nine with Van Straten holding the lead on the lap.  Cautions plagued the start of the Modified feature before Mark Weisnicht led lap one.  By lap three, Wilinski had worked his way to second and went to work on Weisnicht. Wilinski moved to the inside of Weisnicht on lap four and took the lead. Bartz moved to second on the grid at this time and set her sights on Jach. Bartz and Jach swapped the lead back and forth for the next few laps. On lap nine, Bartz took over for good and did not look back on her way to victory lane. SHAWANO, Wis. (July 13) – Halloween at the Half Mile had no tricks, just treats for Travis Van Streten, Konnor Wilinski and Jordan Bartz. Van Straten outdueled Dan Michonski for his third straight Shawano Speedway IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win while Wilinski scored his first IMCA Modified feature of the season and Bartz got Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod win number three.   Over the next 11 laps, Van Straten had his hands full as Michonski worked high and low trying to a find a way back to the front. Van Straten was flawless, though, and held off Michonski for the win. Travis Van Straten raced to a third straight IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory during Halloween at the Half Mile at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by Turn 2 Photos) Due to the early cautions the race was shortened as it reached the time limit. In the end it was Wilinski followed by Weisnicht, Matt Oreskovich, Jason Czarapata, and Rob Charapata. The Stock Car feature saw Kurt Olson lead the opening two laps before Michonski snuck past.  On lap five, Van Straten got around Olson and into second. As has consistently been the case lately, Michonski and Van Straten began a duel for the lead. last_img read more

Batesville Boys Youth Basketball Scores

first_img3rd/4th Grade Presented by Bruns-Gutzwiller, Inc.KFC/Taco Bell 46,  Batesville Lions Club 16Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation 32,  Daffodilly’s Flowers and Gifts 9New Point Stone Company 19,  Cook’s Performances 165th/6th Grade League Presented by Skyline Chili Batesville and Ison’s Family PizzaEnneking’s Auto Body 37,  FCN Bank 33Margaret Mary Health 33,  Voldico Insurance- Shannon Tekulve 29Knights of Columbus #1461 23,  Gilman’s Hardware 18Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jay Gerkin.last_img

Stolen vehicle recovered, one arrested in Franklin County

first_imgBrookville, In. — Deputies in Franklin County recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested a Middletown, Ohio woman.On Tuesday, January 8th, deputies began their investigation around 8 p.m. with a report of a vehicle off the road in the 13000 block of Prophet Road. Deputies found Rachel Tietz, 41, in the vehicle. As the investigation progressed, deputies determined the vehicle had been reported stolen from Oxford, Ohio from the Miami University campus.Tietz has been charged with theft, operating a vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.last_img