Melvin Seals Joins Cats Under The Stars For Incredible Jerry Garcia Tribute [Full Audio]


first_imgMelvin Seals joined Cats Under the Stars at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center for a special performance in Plymouth, NH last Friday, March 11th. The evening was a pre-party celebration for the upcoming Jerry Jam Festival to be held in Bath, NH from July 21-24. Cats Under the Stars includes Josh Dobbs on keys, Brian Harris on bass, Zach Nugent on guitar, and Joe Chapman on drums. Joining them for the evening were Heidi Harris and Devin Noel on vocals. The evening opened with a jamming warm-up-the-audience set by Otis Grove, a band from Boston who will also be performing at the summer fest.When Cats took the stage, the audience was brought back to 1964 with a cover Marvin Gaye’s “How Sweet It Is to be Loved by You.” Seals’ fingers danced around the keys as the band brought the venue into party mode for the evening. A slow jam created a calm mood as they eased into “He Ain’t Give You None.” The energy quickly picked up as the notes dove into an organ filled, guitar rollin’ “Ain’t No Bread in the Breadbox.” Harris slapped out bass tones, dripping of funky vibes, as Chapman kept the beat moving, taking the audience on a wild ride. Nugent’s smooth voice and sleek guitar slid right into “I’ll Take A Melody,” prompting the angelic vocals of Harris and Noel to be brought to the forefront as they filled the spaces with creamy tones. An upbeat “Strugglin’ Man” kept fans grooving with a sunshine-glow summery feel as Dobbs joined in for his first appearance in the set, before progressing into an easy “The Maker.” “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love” was crammed with enthusiasm as Nugent took the crowd on an unrestrained trip through the melody. Seals prompted a playful back and forth with the organ and guitar, building the jam into an ever growing bubble of energy that was ready to burst at the seams. The improvisation took off to insane heights as the song progressed midway. The venue was dripping in sweat from the heat being thrown from the musicians. It was one scorching tune that had the audience reacting with whistles and screams of excitement.“Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)” brought the audience down with a chill vibe. Seals’ keys, once again along with Nugent’s crisp guitar, grasped the song with a melancholy tone. “Dear Prudence” brought Dobbs back to the stage, joining on the piano. This spirited melody had the audience participating fully, with lyrics belted out throughout the venue. This extended tune switched fans into high gear during their electrified performance.Instead of having set break, the band continued on for the evening as they transitioned into “Tangled Up in Blue.” “Midnight Moonlight” had the crowd on their feet, with arms in the air, as this song encored the evening. Tie dye shirts and Jerry Jam paraphernalia were in abundance at this pre-Jerry Jam performance. The evening ended on a high note, as festival tickets were given away to a pair of lucky fans.Any chance you get to see Melvin Seals, make a point to go. His magical presence on stage brings a warmth to every performance that sends fans on a trip back in time to the days of Jerry Garcia. Cats Under the Stars have a tight gig in place. Throw Seals into the mix and the music suddenly transports you to another place. What an extraordinary performance to celebrate the kick off for this summer’s upcoming Jerry Jam.  For further information about Cats Under the Stars, please visit their official website. You can listen to full audio of the show below, courtesy of Scott Medeiros: Load remaining images Setlist: Cats Under The Stars w/ Melvin Seals at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, Plymouth, NH – 3/11/16Set: How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), He Ain’t Give You None, Ain’t No Bread in the Breadbox, I’ll Take A Melody, Strugglin’ Man*, The Maker*, Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power) > Dear Prudence*, Tangled Up In Blue*>Midnight Moonlight**Josh Dobbs joined on keysAudio by Scott Medeiros. Words by Sarah Bourque, follow on Twitter. Photos by Jeff Urquhart Photography, full gallery below.last_img read more

Chris O’Dowd Comes Clean About Airbnb Violations & Photobombing Whoopi


first_img Chris O’Dowd Show Closed This production ended its run on July 27, 2014 View Comments Related Shows Star Files Of Mice and Men Better hope your Airbnb hosts don’t watch Late Night or read, Chris O’Dowd. The Of Mice and Men Tony nominee revealed to Seth Meyers that he and his wife basically ignore the “no pets” rule and smuggle their dog and cat into their rented New York apartments. The actor also shared that he was “mid-spoon” when he heard the news about his Tony nod (we also hear that he was naked and eating waffles). In addition to a Tony nomination, O’Dowd’s Broadway debut has also caused the actor to look like he’s “eaten Russell Crowe,” bond with fellow Broadway Lennie James Earl Jones and photobomb a certain EGOT-er. Take a look at the hilarious and revealing interview below!last_img read more

Outsourced trading to soar as asset managers adapt to post-pandemic world


first_imgOutsourced trading demand is increasing as investment firms look to reduce costs, satisfy regulatory demands and expand into different markets. COVID-19 demonstrated to many fund managers that not everything needs to be operated in house. In fact, some processes and functions might actually perform just as well in a remote and virtualized environment.According to a new paper from Capco – Outsourced Trading: Who, What & Why Now? – which looks at why a growing number of firms are looking to use or provide outsourced trading as a service and identifies key emerging trends.Typically, smaller hedge funds and other investment managers outsource trading to a brokerage firm, however, the paper shows that many of the largest organisations may begin outsourcing some or all their trading within the next few years.The paper, co-authored by Capco’s head of prime brokerage (UK) Anthony Bennett and executive director Andrew Dearman, noted that as technology, transparency and service convenience increases, outsourcing is becoming more widely adopted to support core hedge fund strategies. This notion has been entertained by recent research conducted by KPMG and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), which found that hedge funds are preparing to emerge from disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic more resilient, adaptable and efficient by adopting a “decentralisation of operations”.KPMG and AIMA surveyed 144 hedge fund managers globally – representing $840bn (€704bn) in total assets – in real time throughout the pandemic to discover how the alternatives sector had performed and adapted to meet the new normal, and how investment funds were expected to change going forward.The survey found that 71% of respondents cited the success of operating in the current remote working environment as a catalyst to increase outsourcing operational and technological solutions to improve efficiency, generate cost savings and manage margins more effectively. Anthony Bennett, CapcoAndrew Weir, global head of asset management at KPMG International, said hedge funds “are evaluating their existing operating model and adjusting their core processes, cost structures and work environments so they are positioned to grow and meet the changing needs of investors”.The research study also showed that more than 80% of respondents were investing in their digital infrastructure and IT capabilities. Half of all firms said they were investing in cyber security measures with one-in-three firms saying they were building a central data warehouse to facilitate data analysis and reporting.“Susbtancial additional income”Revenue estimates vary, but indicate greater moves to outsourced trading could generate substantial additional income for providers. Established players could look to grow revenue from their existing client base as more services are used and volumes increase, Capco’s paper added.The co-authors also found that as outsourced trading matures, scale and credibility grows, larger hedge funds, especially with working from home being the norm, could start to outsource more middle office functions.At KPMG, partner Christopher Mears said the vast majority of emerging managers and otehr investment firms start with the assumption that they will be outsourcing key functions from the very beginning.“It’s that cost scalability that underpins their business model. Investors understand this and — as long as the managers are able to integrate with their providers — are very comfortable with the approach,” he said.Chinese wallsProviding the outsourced trading service, Capco’s report highlighted, would not be a trivial investment for firms. With a need to establish ‘Chinese walls’ between certain business units, updated policies and procedures as well as IT change would be required.Large investment banks that provide research, banking, and prime brokerage services in addition to outsourced trading services could potentially be competing/trading against their own outsource trading OT client base, said Capco’s Bennett.Firms interested in migrating to an outsourced trading model would need help shifting their traditional middle/back office functions to the offering firms, which would require additional resourcing to make it happen, the paper suggested.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here.last_img read more

Alpena’s Summer Movies By The Bay Returns Friday With A Roar


first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena- Prepare to head to a prehistoric time on Friday at the Bay View Park for the first edition “Summer Movies by the Bay.”Jurassic Park will take over the Alpena Band Shell this Friday at sundown or 9:07pm. A special dinosaur will be visiting from Dinosaur Gardens to help folks get into the spirit of the film.The fourth year event will feature three films this year, down two from last year. For Board Member Raymond Brege, the move will help the small yet effective Thunder Bay Film Society that puts on the films each year.“You focus it down to three movies that we think will get a good turnout,” said Brege, “instead of spacing them all out throughout the year and we are of limited manpower.”In the past years, the team had found that more movies created inconsistent crowds. Some nights, the band shell would be filled with families. Other nights would see just a couple folks come out. With three films, members of the organization think this will be the way to go from here on out.This year’s lineup includes Jurassic Park (1993) this Friday, The Lion King (1994) on June 15, and Wonder Woman (2017) on July 6. For the Wonder Woman showing, a superhero parade will take place from Bob’s Bullpen to the band shell. People are encouraged to dress up in superhero fashion.Dinosaurs will “invade” Bay View Park on Friday for Jurassic Park.As year four approaches, Board Member George Ralston is excited to help offer films that entertain the community and invite folks to partake in the culture of film. Ralston has been with the Thunder Bay Film Society since it’s inception back 2014. He believes parents and grandparents will feel nostalgia and remember their days as a youngster.“People compared it to when they were kids and their parents would take them to the drive-ins,” said Ralston, “they’d bring their own munchies and pop with them and their blanket. They’d sit out their with their kids and everybody just enjoys it.”All screenings are free and open to the public. Popcorn will be for sale. For more information, click here to visit the Facebook page.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious AHS first ever marketing conference at ACCNext Stretch of US-23 One Step Closer to Becoming The “Peter A. Pettalia Memorial Highway”last_img read more

Allen Iverson weighs in on LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan, shares timeless story


first_imgAnd he just looks at me — looks over my fit for a second — and he smiles. Nods. And then he goes right on back to puffing that cigar.ARE YOU SERIOUS!! Man, I think I’m a cool guy. I’m alright. But Mike is the only person I ever — I mean ever — met who can be so effortless in his cool that he leaves this … GLOW.You can read the full piece here. Allen Iverson will always be in the conversation as one of the most entertaining players ever to wear an NBA uniform, but like everyone else not named LeBron James or Michael Jordan, he’s relegated to only an opinion on who is the greatest player of all time.In a piece simply titled “Allen,” Iverson chimed in on the debate on The Players’ Tribune. “I have to weigh in on this GOAT conversation. I have to. I’m hearing a lot of people these days fronting like they have LeBron over Mike,” Iverson wrote. “But y’all. We’re talking about Mike. … We’re talking about Black Jesus himself.”If that quote there isn’t enough to tell you how Iverson feels, he continued: “Mike is the GOAT … Mike is always going to be the GOAT. And please don’t even insult me with any of this ‘stats, AI!’ business, like you have a chance of changing my mind.”Iverson — an 11-time All-Star and member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, I remind you — then went on to tell his favorite Jordan story. Long story short, we’re all fanboys when it comes to Jordan.Here’s an excerpt:So it’s 2003, and we’re all in The A for his last All-Star Game. And you know I’m Reebok for life … but occasions are occasions. And I’m wanting to pay my tribute to the man. Pay homage. So I find one of those classic MJ throwbacks, then bring it home and cut out the little swoosh on it, and then I rock it — plus a Bulls fitted — on my way into the arena for All Star. And I’m proud as hell. So now I just have to find Mike. …Finally I make my way to the coaches’ office. Figure they’d have to know where the man is. Open the door …But there’s no coaches in there. It’s just Mike.It’s just Mike, and man….. you wouldn’t even believe this. You wouldn’t even believe what I’m seeing. It’s Mike, and he’s got his uniform on …and he’s in one of those reclining desk chairs, leaning back in that thing like he doesn’t have a CARE in the WORLD. In the world. Got his feet kicked up like he’s on some beach! And then to top it all off?? He’s smoking one of those big-ass Mike cigars.last_img read more

Lakers survive another close one in Memphis, create last-second turnover


first_imgMEMPHIS >> Another struggling team had a shot to take down the Lakers — and yet they couldn’t get that final shot off.It was down to literally the last second Saturday night in Memphis when the Lakers forced a turnover for the second straight night, getting possession and the gritty 109-108 win against the upstart Grizzlies for their seventh in a row.It was ugly, and the Lakers (14-2) couldn’t have done it without every one of LeBron James’ 30 points and Anthony Davis’ 22. It’s not exactly a great trend: The last three games — and four of the last five — have been decided by five points or fewer, all against teams with losing records. Led by rookie Ja Morant with 26, Memphis (5-10) was the fiestiest yet of these opponents.The Lakers just have had a little bit more down the stretch so far. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“They were beating us in all aspects — free throw attempts, fastbreak points, everything,” James said. “We just kept our composure. That’s what we do.”The NBA’s assist leader so far, James temporarily abdicated his distributor role in favor of a more aggressive approach: He took a team high 27 shots, making 14 of them. Coaches and teammates noted, with raised eyebrows, that despite numerous drives to the paint, James shot not a single free throw in the game.The Lakers looked their best at the start of the third quarter after a sluggish start: Fueled by 3-pointers, the team took its first lead of the night on an 11-2 run that was one of the most dramatic of 11 lead changes in the game.A number of Grizzlies gave the Lakers’ vaunted defense problems on Saturday night, but none moreso than Morant, who seemed far more confident than a first-year player on high-speed drives to the rim. It hurt also that Alex Caruso, a steady second rotation presence, could not play after re-aggravating a calf strain. In addition to missing Avery Bradley (right leg hairline fracture), the Lakers were limited in their on-ball options.After one key fourth quarter sequence in which he scored back-to-back baskets, Morant flexed by the baseline, giving a glimpse of the star he may one day become. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Not long after, James checked back in for the final four minutes to help take back the lead. He and Davis had a 7-0 run to get ahead by four points with 53 seconds remaining.Related Articlescenter_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error A costly turnover by Kyle Kuzma led to a lay-up by Morant, but even though James missed a subsequent 3-point attempt that the Grizzlies rebounded, the young Memphis squad couldn’t execute their inbounds play. The result was Jaren Johnson Jr. sliding out of bounds on the attempted pass by Kyle Anderson.Frank Vogel credited Davis, who had five blocks and three steals, for leading the defensive effort.“What he does on the defensive end, just keeps us in it,” he said. “If we don’t have a better second half defensively, we lose this game tonight. For him to get five blocks, just kind of hold the fort down on the defensive end for us was a big part of the win.”The Lakers had complained of a loud morning concert on the FexEx Forum Plaza outside their hotel that kept them from getting their sleep after playing in Oklahoma City the night before. Vogel said he asked for earplugs from the hotel, while James shared his annoyance through Instagram videos and tweets.Perhaps that factored into a slower start, which saw the Grizzlies seize a 14-4 lead in the first quarter and lead by as much as 15 points in the first half. The Lakers perimeter defense was dicey, giving up 10 3-pointers in the first half alone.Still, wins that are eyesores are still wins. Not even James has had a better start through 16 games in his entire 17-year career. Particulary on a back-to-back, the Lakers were relieved, if not proud, to have come through in both, no matter how ugly.“Obviously we’d like to play better on both ends of the floor, and like them to be not as close as they’ve been, but sometimes it goes like that,” Danny Green said. “You need to find a way to win. Low on bodies or energy on a back-to-back, but at the end of the game, we got the stops we needed and the scores we needed.”last_img read more

Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina condemns attack on Slavko Petrovic


first_imgRegarding the attack on the head of the technical staff of FK “Radnik”, Slavko Petrovic, the Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina strongly condemns this uncivilized act and expresses concern over the manifestation of violence.There is no justification for such physical attacks and threats with firearms and the perpetrator must be held accountable before the law.In a situation when we are all worried about the coronavirus pandemic, the attack on Petrović is an expression of savagery that shames the whole society and a system that does not prosecute or punish such attacks.The FF BH hereby calls on the competent authorities to prosecute the perpetrator of this attack as soon as possible and to take appropriate measures to prevent such incidents in the future.last_img

AV-CTL DIV Champion Crusaders to wrap up dual season tonight with Circle


first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the first time in 11 years, the Wellington High School wrestling team has won a league title, and the first time in Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV history.Wellington secured the title two week ago when it defeated Andale 40-39 and Clearwater 49-28. Tonight, the Crusader grapplers go to Circle in Towanda at 6 p.m. to complete the AV-CTL DIV dual season.“It was completely unexpected,” said Mitch McComb, Wellington head wrestling coach of the league title. “I did not think before the season started we would have the manpower to compete for a title. A lot of good things had to go our way.”Wellington last won a league wrestling title in 2005 when it was a member of the AV-CTL DIII. Since then the Crusader grapplers have been close but had never gotten over the hump until this year.Still, with the Class 4A Regional in Rose Hill coming up in a little more than a week, Feb. 19-20, things are a little dicey at the moment on the Crusader wrestling mat.Wellington will go into the post season with two of its premiere wrestlers, Graysen DeJarnett and Jason Norris, out for the season with concussions.DeJarnett has been dealing with the concussions all season while Norris, who received a concussion earlier this year, is going into the military this summer and did not want to jeopardize his status there.Wellington is also suffering from a lightweight wrestler leaving the program last week, who had potential of going to state. McComb would not say who this athlete was but was told last Thursday in practice he didn’t want to wrestle anymore.So come Friday of next week, Wellington should have a shuffled deck in a regional that also contains: Andale, Andover Central, Augusta, Clearwater, El Dorado, Holcomb, Hugoton, Mulvane, Pratt, Rose Hill, Ulysses, Wichita Trinity and Winfield. It should be a tough regional.McComb said he is moving Aaron Schoemann from 170 to 182 and Ian Groom from 182 to 195 to replace Norris at 195.He is expecting Wellington to fill 13 of the 14 weight divisions at the regional with 152 being the only weight class open.But how many Wellington wrestlers will get to the Class 4A State Tournament in Salina, is anyone’s guess.“Nothing is a sure thing,” McComb said. “You never know what is going to happen in a regional – whether or not a light switch will go on or not.”Wellington heavyweight Miguel Lujan has as good as chance as anyone with a 31-9 record.“The thing is, Lujan has beaten everyone in his bracket and he has also lost to everyone in his bracket,” McComb said.He said Jace Lowe at 220 could be a wildcard. Lowe is currently 12-18, but he has also scored some huge upsets and is 2-2 against ranked opponents.“You just never know,” McComb said. “I remember back a couple years ago when Taylan Lamkin was seeded eighth in his regional and he ends up taking sixth at state.”Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Milwaukee company to pay fine in Iowa asbestos case


first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Milwaukee real estate company has agreed to pay $75,000 to the state of Iowa for violating asbestos regulations. The Iowa Attorney General’s Office announced Monday that Phoenix Investors LLC agreed to the consent order on Friday. The violations occurred at a former Maytag building in Newton, which was used to power the former Maytag appliance factory. The state alleged that Phoenix and a second company, JB2 Services, committed multiple violations, including not inspecting for asbestos before renovating the building. The state’s lawsuit against JB2, also of Milwaukee, remains active.last_img

Tottenham transfer news: Player having medical, defender to move and more rumours


first_img 6 Still time for Emmanuel Adebayor to leave Tottenham! Click right for more Spurs gossip – QPR are in the hunt for Adebayor with his former manager, Harry Redknapp, desperate to add more firepower up front and ease the burden on Charlie Austin. However, Stoke are also interested and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic told talkSPORT the striker would ‘fit in really well’ at the Britannia. Tottenham transfer news: Player having medical, defender to move and more rumours – Stoke and Leicester are also interested in Lennon, but with Kevin Mirallas apparently keen on leaving Everton, the Tottenham winger could head to Merseyside. If the Belgian, who has 18 months left on his contract, does join Spurs he would be linking up with compatriots Nacer Chadli, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen. 6 Dele Alli: Medical for teenager then loaned back to MK Dons – click right for more Spurs gossip – Tottenham appear to have won the race to sign highly-regarded 18-year-old Dele Alli (above right), reportedly paying £5m. It is believed he is at the training ground to complete a medical and is likely to be loaned back to MK Dons. Tottenham have already made one valuable signing in the current window when they persuaded striker Harry Kane to sign a new contract.It keeps the 21-year-old at the club until 2020 and Spurs fans have been expressing their delight on Twitter.However, deadline day is not over and Tottenham are reportedly trying to bring in players before the window closes.Here, talkSPORT has the latest, so click the arrow to see more Spurs gossip and click here for our live transfer blog. 6 6 Winston Reid: Arsenal signing paves the way for Tottenham to swoop – click right for more Spurs gossip – The defender won’t move in this window, but probably in the summer when his contract at Upton Park expires, report the Mirror. Arsenal were thought to be in the running but the Gunners splashed out on Gabriel Paulista, which appears to have put an end to their interest. Vlad Chiriches STAYING, Younes Kaboul GOING? Click right for more Spurs gossip – Spurs have rejected a move from Roma for Chiriches, who joined the club in a £9.5m deal in 2013, so the Italian side have apparently turned their attention to Kaboul, according to reports in Italy. The duo are now second choice centre-backs but one appears to be staying put for the time being. 6 6 Etienne Capoue still likely to leave – Capoue is another player who has fallen down the pecking order under Pochettino and Spanish clubs Real Sociedad and Sevilla have been linked. Now, though, Aston Villa and West Brom are said to be keen on taking him on loan.last_img read more