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first_imgLoad remaining images In what has become an annual summer tour tradition, Phish hit the The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA for the third straight year. The first night of the two-show run brought some straight fire to the Philly venue, scorching with a great show that included new material, bust outs, and some classic Phishy jams.Right from the first notes, the crowd was locked in for the call-and-response introduction of “Wilson.” The upbeat rocker brought a taste of Gamehendge to the Mann, but it was Mike Gordon that would take the lead on the next tune, “Funky Bitch.” The classic Son Seals cover kept the set grooving right along, and the funk continued with the 2015 debut, “No Men In No Man’s Land.” The song that defined New Year’s Eve 2015 was the first repeat of the summer tour, but it raged hard and kept the crowd on their toes.From there, the band took a moment to slow things down, bringing out the fan favorite “Roggae.” The song always unites fans in a sway, and Trey Anastasio rocked a great and melodic solo in the song’s instrumental section. The band then went into “Nellie Kane,” bringing some bluegrass flavor into the set. The guitar intro of “Birds of a Feather” whirled the crowd into a veritable frenzy, before funking things out with a great version of “Gumbo.” They were locked and loaded in this great first set, with Page McConnell really shining on the “Gumbo.” The set then featured the night’s first big bust out, as they brought out the Anastasio original, “Sleep Again.” Played for only the fifth time by Phish, the song hadn’t been heard since 2010 (224 shows), and was warmly welcomed by the crowd.With the fans in the palm of their hand, the band took an opportunity to debut their third new song of the tour, “Things People Do.” The bluegrassy-type song saw McConnell take the lead on vocals, leading fans through a short but sweet tune before heading into “Limb By Limb.” The beloved song built up some great energy, only to have it drop into darker waters with “Split Open And Melt.” The song’s heavier jam provided some of the first heady instrumental moments before wrapping up neatly. Finally, it was a classic combination of “The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg” that got the job done, finishing off the first set with some rock and roll. It was the first “Oh Kee Pa” in three years (98 shows), and its introduction to “Suzy” was a great nod for Phish’s loyal fans.Things People DoAfter a brief respite, Phish returned ready to rage the second set. The band opened with the 2014 title track “Fuego,” taking the energetic rocker into mellow and melodic territory before segueing cleanly into “Runaway Jim.” The song always raises the energy in the house, and got into a thick jam before concluding nicely. The group then brought out their first “Gotta Jibboo” of the tour, treating fans to the carefree number with glee.They continued the set with the new song that was debuted two days prior, “Breath and Burning.” This time, the song was given the second set treatment, allowing Phish to stretch the song’s limits. Some droning bass and echoing synths brought “Breath and Burning” into the ether, letting the tune develop steadily. As the jam faded, it was Anastasio and Jon Fishman that led the group into “Timber (Jerry).” The song gave fans a chance to sing along with the mule-based rocker, and it was McConnell that let loose with a great organ solo to get the jam going. After getting low down with some rock and roll, Phish took the second set to a heavenly space with “Slave To The Traffic Light.” They drew out the song nicely, letting it fade before dropping the bomb of the second set, “You Enjoy Myself.” The band’s opus was a great set ender, as Anastasio nailed the intro and kept the song moving. Anastasio even hopped on Fishman’s marimba lumina for the jam to really take the improvisation to the next level, and the ever-fun vocal jam closed out the great set of music.With a rocking and rolling cover of Bob Dylan’s “Quinn The Eskimo,” the band called it a night, leaving The Mann with a great, great performance. Check out the full setlist below, courtesy of Phish.net.Setlist: Phish at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA – 6/28/16Set 1: Wilson, Funky Bitch, No Men In No Man’s Land, Roggae, Nellie Kane, Gumbo > Birds of a Feather, Sleep Again, Things People Do[1], Limb By Limb, Split Open and Melt, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy GreenbergSet 2: Fuego > Runaway Jim > Gotta Jibboo > Breath and Burning > Timber (Jerry) > Slave to the Traffic Light > You Enjoy MyselfEncore: Quinn The Eskimo[1] DebutNotes: Sleep Again was last played 2010-08-07 (224 shows). This show featured the debut of Things People Do.[Photo via Phish From The Road]last_img read more


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first_imgIt’s been one heck of a weekend for Gov’t Mule, fresh out on their Come What May Tour with a stop at the Tower Theatre in Pennsylvania on Friday and one in Washington D.C. last night. Saturday night’s performance at the Warner Theatre in D.C. was another scorcher. Following the bliss from Friday night’s tribute to Chris Cornell, Mule seconded their efforts on Saturday night with another chilling Soundgarden cover of  “Fell On Black Days.”The show once again exemplified the strong efforts for Warren Haynes to diversify his own music with an eclectic mix of originals and covers, with revisited versions of Robert Johnson, Z Top, Jimi Hendrix, The Allman Brothers Band, The J.B.s, and Memphis Slim songs. Saturday night’s show certainly featured more original tunes for a traditional Mule set, parading songs from their 23 year career, with a romping three from their upcoming album Revolution Come … Revolution Go – due out June 9.The musical guest for the night was Ron Holloway, who often collaborates with frontman Warren Haynes and his various projects, including multiple sit-ins with the Allman Brothers Band. The world-class saxophonist joined in on “Doing It To Death,” by The J.B.’s, “Soulshine,” by the Allman Brothers, and “32-20 Blues” by Robert Johnson.Thanks to taper Alex Leary, and to YouTube user Chris from Jam Buzz, you can enjoy the full show below:Setlist: Gov’t Mule | Warner Theatre | Washington D.C | 5/20/17I: Blind Man In The Dark, Mr. High & Mighty > Mother Earth (Memphis Slim cover), Mr. Man (with Highway Star tease), Unring The Bell (with Shakedown Street tease), Endless Parade, Revolution Come, Revolution Go, Doing It To Death (The J.B.s cover, with Ron Holloway), Soulshine (Allman Brothers cover, with Ron Holloway)II: Stone Cold Rage, Sarah, Surrender, Fell On Black Days (Soundgarden cover), Funny Little Tragedy (with “Message In A Bottle” & The Bed’s “Too Big Without You” lyrics & “Get Up, Stand Up” tease) Drums, Larger Than Life > If 6 Was 9 (Jimi Hendrix cover) > Larger Than Life, Just Got Paid (ZZ Top), 32/20 Blues (Robert Johnson cover, with Ron Holloway, Feats Don’t Fail Me Now lyrics & Loser tease)E: Dreams & Songs[cover photo by @rudolfkis on Instagram]last_img read more


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first_imgGreensky Bluegrass has been hitting the festival circuit hard for many years, but now the group is stepping into a new role: festival organizers. The Michigan-based bluegrass outfit just announced the dates for their inaugural Camp Greensky Music Festival, which is slated to take place somewhere in their home state from May 31st to June 2nd.It’s safe to say that the band will be performing at its own festival, though that’s pretty much all we can tell you. As of press time, the only details out there come from an image posted to their social media accounts and a bare bones website that features little in the way of information. Still, we know the 12,000+ members of the band’s “Camp Greensky” Facebook fan group have to be stoked that their digital gathering place is about to manifest itself in real life.We’ll let you know as soon as we have more details about this exciting development. Until then, fans will have to settle for more concrete news like Greensky Bluegrass’ recently-announced performances at SweetWater 420 Fest, Northwest String Summit, Summer Camp Music Festival, and Telluride Bluegrass.[Photo: Chad Anderson]last_img read more


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first_imgBy Chris Graff. Peter Shumlin wins in the end. Just barely.He did it in the primary. An unusual and expensive decision to run statewide television ads pushed him across the finish line ahead of Doug Racine. Just barely, leading to the first statewide primary election recount in the state’s history.He did it in the general election, trading the lead with Brian Dubie throughout election night but ended up ahead, just barely.His double narrow wins is a first in Vermont history. Never have we had a governor who so narrowly won the primary and then narrowly won the general election.So how did he win in the end?1. TIME FOR A CHANGE: It is one of the most powerful messages in any political campaign. Especially so in Vermont. Without fail since 1962 Vermont has alternated Republican and Democratic governors so that a period of expansion follows a period of retrenchment, which, in turn, follows a period of expansion. After eight years of Republican rule, Vermonters were open for change.2. WE LOVE LEADERS: Shumlin’s dynamic style and aggressive debate performance resonated with voters, who tend to want strong leaders as governors.3. IN LEAHY, SANDERS, WELCH AND DEAN WE TRUST: Brian Dubie repeatedly attacked Shumlin on the issue of trust, seeking to persuade voters that Shumlin could not be trusted. The Shumlin campaign responded with a high-powered, carefully orchestrated trust-by-association campaign where Bernie Sanders, Pat Leahy, Peter Welch, and Howard Dean vouched for Shumlin ‘ and campaigned with him day in and day out. And the election eve appearance by Joe Biden provided a huge assist for Shumlin. I’m betting his margin of victory alone came from the election day front page photos of Shumlin and Biden, armed raised in victory.4. PETER=JOBS: Brian Dubie had a clear edge early in the campaign with his emphasis on jobs. But over time Shumlin seemed to neutralize that edge by his repeated references to his personal rags-to-riches business story. And the fact that he is worth $10 million became a positive on the business front, as folks decided that meant he was a successful businessman.5. HOW ABOUT THEM ADS? Brian Dubie’s negative ads were effective. In February a poll had shown 46 percent of those surveyed had no opinion of Shumlin. In February Shumlin’s favorables were 33 percent and his unfavorables were 21 percent. By October almost everyone had an opinion of Shumlin and his unfavorables jumped to 37 percent. But that negative campaign came with a price as Brian Dubie’s image as the most decent man suffered.Any analysis of this year’s election needs to include recognition of the fact that Dubie did well. Vermont leans Democratic: A Republican win at the statewide level ‘ especially in a race for governor ‘ is the exception.The odds favored Shumlin yet Dubie held his own. He is perhaps the most conservative gubernatorial candidate we have seen since the early 1970s. With his pro-life background and his general unease in a debate situation, the guy should have been toast. But he beat the odds and almost won the office of governor.Some random thoughts on the 2010 results:1. WE LIKE OUR BUMS! As the nation shouted ‘Throw the bums out,’ we said we like our bums. And we don’t think they are bums! The wave election that roiled the nation and turned so many states red missed Vermont. Our blue state actually became bluer as the office of governor switched from a Republican to a Democrat. U.S. Sen. Pat Leahy and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch never broke a sweat in a year in which Democrats across the country fell to defeat.2. A NATIVE SHALL LEAD THEM: For the first time since Deane Davis served as governor (1969-1973), a native Vermonter will hold the post of chief executive. Five out of staters have served since 1973 ‘ Tom Salmon, Dick Snelling, Madeleine Kunin, Howard Dean, and Jim Douglas ‘ leaving some to wonder if a native born would ever again serve as governor. Both Peter Shumlin and Brian Dubie are natives.3. IT’S A MAN’S WORLD: With the departure of Secretary of State Deb Markowitz, all of the statewide political offices will be held by men. That’s nine offices: two U.S. senators, one congressman, the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, and secretary of state.Chris Graff, a former Vermont bureau chief of The Associated Press and host of VPT’s Vermont This Week, is now vice president for communications at National Life Group. He is author of, Dateline Vermont: Covering and uncovering the newsworthy stories that shaped a state – and influenced a nation.last_img read more


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first_imgCould it be the teller who often bears the brunt of surly members? Or the CEO of the small credit union wearing 8 hats and putting out multiple fires at one time? Perhaps, but my opinion is the most thankless job in a credit union is the volunteer board and supervisory members. For no real compensation, the weight of the credit union is on their shoulders. I can speak from experience, knowing that my father has spent many years serving between the supervisory committee and board seats at United Health Services Employees Federal Credit Union in Upstate NY. I also have a front row seat to the dedication of the volunteers at the more than two dozen credit unions we work closely with every day. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more



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first_imgThe Muslim fashion industry is experiencing a sharp decline in revenue at a time when the Ramadan festivities would normally lead to peak sales, as COVID-19 impacts the economy.The sales has dropped by up to 90 percent in April compared to March this year  , according to Industry Ministry data. In response, the Muslim fashion industry had to lower its output due to growing stockpiles.“It impacts the stockpiling of [products] and also causes their revenue to drop,” the ministry’s small and medium enterprises (SME) director general, Gati Wibawaningsih, said in a virtual press briefing on Friday. To minimize the financial woes, the government is partnering with e-commerce company Shopee Indonesia in promoting local Muslim fashion.Shopee Indonesia has seen the number of visitors to the website surge by 25 times compared to normal days since the start of Ramadan, the company’s head of public policy and government relations, Radityo Triatmojo, says.The e-commerce platform has pledged to provide three times more products than usual to promote an online shopping festival between May 12 and 20.“We understand that in this situation, many rely on the online marketplace,” Radityo said at the same briefing. “This opens the chance to seize the online business opportunity.”Elzatta, a local Muslim clothing retailer operating 200 stores across the country, is adapting to the coronavirus-induced economic downturn by participating in Shopee Indonesia’s online shopping festival, according to the company’s vice president, Tika Latifani Mulya.The company is also utilizing social media as well as its website and mobile application to promote its products.“We usually install a billboard and publish flyers during Idul Fitri, but not this year,” Tika said at the same briefing. “We are using social media as much as we can, because we cannot bear too much cost either.”Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita said the Muslim fashion industry should not miss the opportunity from the booming global market for Muslim clothing.Global spending on Muslim clothing was recorded at US$283 billion last year and projected to grow by 6 percent on average annually, according to the State of the Global Islamic Economy report released last year.“There is an opportunity for our Muslim fashion industry to become the number one and center of the world’s Muslim fashion in the not-so-distant future,” Agus, a Golkar Party politician, said in the same briefing.He added that the industry’s success would have an impact on supporting sectors, such as tailors, raw material providers and logistics.Topics : In response, some enterprises have shifted their production from Muslim clothing to protective personal equipment (PPE) or face masks to survive the economic downturn, according to the ministry.The social restrictions enforced to contain the spread of the virus, which has infected more than 12,700 people nationwide as of Thursday, is deemed to cause dwindling sales.With lower budgets and more worries, the middle-income population in Greater Jakarta was projected to reduce their Ramadan spending in general by 36 percent, according to a survey released in April by Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and SurveySensum.Outside of Jakarta, spending by the middle-income population is projected to drop by 27 percent, the report reads.last_img read more


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first_imgThis year’s Roland Garros is not just about what happens on the court, it is also very much about what goes on off it as organizers try to reduce any chance of the coronavirus rearing its ugly head. That has meant strict sanitary conditions for the players who have been corralled into two hotels close to the courts which they cannot leave other than to play or to see a doctor.In part this was to counter the controversies that emerged during the US Open when French player Benoit Paire, who was ruled out of the tournament following a positive test for COVID-19, spoke of a “false bubble”. Topics : ‘Bubbling is impossible’ “Our objective was not to create a bubble because the bubble is impossible,” Bernard Montalvan, responsible for the health protocol at Roland Garros, told AFP.Opinions differ among the players about that ‘non-bubbling’ approach. The American John Isner “feels very safe” while Britain’s Dan Evans said he felt “nervous” at the sight of the public in the hotel.”If we are forbidden to leave [the establishment], then we should not see the public there, that’s my opinion “, he said at a press conference on Sunday. Evans lost his first round singles match but must hang around for his opening doubles match. There is an area which is reserved purely for the athletes but the “players’ lounge” up on the 9th floor is a small joy for those who have already spent several weeks confined to New York for the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati — which was relocated to Flushing Meadows — and the US Open. But there was enough laughter and noisy discussion emerging from the lounge on Saturday, on the eve of the launch of the third and final Grand Slam tournament of the year, to suggest it was a popular place. The French Tennis Federation (FFT) has given no leeway to French players, who might be tempted to stay with friends or family, and none also for three-time champion Serena Williams who owns an apartment in the French capital.”I have serious health problems which make me try to stay away from public places,” Williams said during the US Open, obviously concerned about being in close proximity to anyone.”I have found myself several times in the hospital in serious states. I will make the best decision for my health.”So far so good for Williams who cruised through her first round match against Kristie Ahn as she started her bid for a record-equaling 24th Major. center_img Waltz of vehiclesPlayers are only allowed to leave the hotel for three reasons: a match, training or something medical. For this, they have to book a tournament shuttle which leads to a continuous waltz of vehicles stamped with the Roland Garros logo in front of the hotel. Many opt to have meals delivered rather than eat with the public. Delivery men and women follow one another through the hall, leaving the hotel restaurant to the few tourists braving the start of autumn in Paris.To help seal the hotels, the lobby is littered with security guards ensuring that everyone wears a mask, social distancing measures are respected and that the players are not disturbed by over enthusiastic fans looking for an autograph of a selfie.Most of the time, their work is limited to guiding disoriented customers to reception, the restaurant or the elevators. All these restrictions are in place for a reason. The players are only too well aware of the threat of COVID-19, which on Tuesday officially passed the one million fatalities mark worldwide.  But the players are not completely bubbled as the two hotels are not being used exclusively for Roland Garros. It is not uncommon for the players to mingle with hotel guests, ordinary tourists, in the lobby of the building or in one of the elevators. last_img read more


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first_imgThe mansion has 67 metres of river frontage and a riverside pool area.A QUEENSLAND richlist family has put their newly purchased $6 million waterfront mansion up for short term rental.Mackenzie and Tim Forrester of Aria Property Group put a sprawling Hamptons style home bought off fellow richlister tech guru Bevan Slattery up for five months tenancy. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoMackenzie and Tim Forrester in a file shot. Picture: Drew FitzgibbonAnyone wanting to experience life as a richlister only has to pay $1950 a week, according to CoreLogic data.The high-end tenancy for the months of June to the end of October would see the Forresters earn $42,900 off the 10,620sq m estate while they decide what to do with it. The Forrester’s newest property purchase has a stunning river outlook. One of the appeals of the property is the size of the block. The home is designed to make the most of the water views.Rental arrangements were being handled by real estate agent Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige, who was marketing the property as a “riverfront escape”. It has 67 metres of river frontage, a riverside pool area, 10m by 3m pontoon, timber children’s playground and fort and a floodlit championship tennis court. Mrs Forrester bought the property in February and it’s understood plans are afoot for some upgrades to the home. The family currently live in another riverside home.last_img read more