Warren Haynes, Danny Louis Explore Covers, Gov’t Mule Catalog At South Farms Outdoor Show [Videos/Photos]

first_imgWarren Haynes wrapped the first weekend of his planned five-show run at South Farms in Morris, CT on Sunday evening. Following a covers-heavy night one on Saturday, Haynes returned to the makeshift outdoor venue alongside his Gov’t Mule bandmate Danny Louis for two sets of stripped-down performances on what looked to be a picturesque end-of-summer evening in the Connecticut countryside.The first set opened with just Haynes and his guitar performing “Don’t Know Where We’re Going (But We’ll Get There)” for the second night in a row, followed by a few other solo tunes in “Glory Road”, “Blue Maiden’s Tale”, and “Loves Open Door”. Haynes was then joined by Louis and the two continued the set with their take on John Lennon‘s “Working Class Hero” before turning to the Mule songbook with “Traveling Tune”, “Forsaken Savoir”, and “Hurts Me Too”.Warren Haynes With Danny Louis – “Traveling Tune” – 9/13/20[Video: themeboudin]Warren Haynes With Danny Louis – “It Hurts Me Too” – 9/13/20[Video: Matt Frazier]The second half of the show saw Haynes return to the stage for a solo cover of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ “Southern Accents”, followed by the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Melissa”. The set continued with more covers including Dennis Robbins‘ “Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House”, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland‘s “Turn On Your Love Light”, and Howlin’ Wolf‘s “Smokestack Lightning”, with some select Mule originals also mixed in with help from Louis. Sunday’s outdoor show came to a close with the two’s duet take on “Fallen Down”.Warren Haynes – “Southern Accents”, “Melissa” – 9/13/20[Video: Sean Roche]Warren Haynes With Danny Louis – “Turn On Your Love Light” – 9/13/20[Video: Sean Roche]Haynes and Louis will return to South Farms next month with planned outdoor shows on October 1st, 8th, and 15th. Tickets for the three shows are on sale here. Scroll down for a full gallery from Sunday’s show, courtesy of Chad Anderson.Setlist: Warren Haynes With Danny Louis | South Farms | Morris, CT | 9/13/20Set One: Don’t Know Where We’re Going (But We’ll Get There), Glory Road, Blue Maiden’s Tale, Love’s Open Door, Working Class Hero* (John Lennon cover), Traveling Tune*, Forsaken Savior*, It Hurts Me Too*Set Two: Southern Accents (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers cover), Melissa (The Allman Brothers Band cover), Child of the Earth*, Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House* (Dennis Robbins cover), Beautifully Broken*, Captured*, Turn On Your Love Light* (Bobby “Blue Bland cover), Smokestack Lightning* (Howlin’ Wolf cover)Encore: Fallen Down*Notes:* w/ Danny LouisWarren Haynes With Danny Louis | South Farms | Morris, CT | 9/13/20 | Photos: Chad Anderson Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Alanis Morissette Releases John Lennon And Yoko Ono Cover, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” [Video]

first_imgAlanis Morissette got into the holiday spirit this week by releasing a cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono‘s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”. The singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer released the cover on Friday, November 27th, along with a music video paying tribute to the iconic husband-wife duo.Related: Alanis Morissette Shares Acoustic “Ironic” Performance From ‘Jagged Little Pill’ 25th Anniversary Reissue [Listen]Musically speaking, the cover stays true to Lennon and Ono’s original sound. While Morissette’s rangy vocals take center-stage, the song’s sound and structure remains familiar to all who have spent decades listening to the original.Morisstette paid tribute to Lennon and Ono with a video that saw Alanis and her family, as well as the families of her band members, singing the classic song. Morissette, her husband, and her three children are seen in a bed with the iconic “Bed Peace” sign placed above them, with clips of her band members’ and their families interspersed throughout.“It is an honor to cover this heartwarming song,” said Morissette in a statement, according to Consequence of Sound. “The lyrics feel more pertinent than ever and this year has been a year of great resilience and adapting and feeling all the feelings. May this song serve as a big hug to you and your sweet families and friends. Everything is going to be okay in the end, and if it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”Watch Morissette’s music video for “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” below.Alanis Morissette – “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”[Video: Alanis Morissette]last_img read more

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Jagged Little Pill, Hamilton & More Broadway Shows Set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

first_img Leslie Odom Jr. Jordin Sparks Celia Rose Gooding, Lauren Patten & the cast of “Jagged Little Pill”(Photo: Matthew Murphy) View Commentscenter_img Homebound audiences missing Broadway certainly have something to be thankful for! As previously reported, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is going digital as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will air nationwide as a television-only event with no audience on NBC and Telemundo on November 26 beginning at 9AM ET. Cast members from the Tony-nominated musical Jagged Little Pill, Hamilton, Mean Girls and Ain’t Too Proud will perform. The Radio City Rockettes will also reunite for a moment in the spotlight.According to The New York Times, these performances will be filmed sometime in the next few weeks but aired with the rest of the parade on Thanksgiving morning. With Broadway having been on pause since March 12, participating performers will need to rehearse together once more. In addition, there will be COVID-19 safety guidelines in place, including coronavirus tests and temperature checks in advance of rehearsals.The parade’s talent lineup will also include appearances from Broadway alums, including Leslie Odom Jr., Patti LaBelle, Keke Palmer, Jordin Sparks and more.As previously announced, this year’s overall number of participants—all of which must be over 18 years of age—will be reduced by approximately 75 percent. All those taking part will be required to wear face coverings; performers will be able to remove them when singing. Instead of the 2.5-mile parade route, elements of the broadcast will be staged solely in and around the Herald Square area. Macy’s signature character balloons will be flown without the traditional 80-100 handlers and instead employ an innovative, specially rigged anchor vehicle framework of five specialty vehicles. Star Fileslast_img read more

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Protest outside, tension inside as PSB hearings on VTGas pipeline begin

first_imgVermont Gas Systems Inc,by Andrew Stein September 16, 2013 vtdigger.org Vermont Gas Systems and its opponents came out swinging Monday over whether the state should permit a proposed 43-mile natural gas pipeline.The Vermont Public Service Board called the parties together in Montpelier for the first of five days of technical hearings on the proposed pipeline extension into Addison County. The board must approve the project before it can proceed.Nathan and Jane Palmer of Monkton are not happy that a proposed natural gas pipeline is slated to go through their property. Photo by Andrew Stein/VTDiggerMonday’s hearing came after the Agency of Natural Resources signed an agreement with VTGas late Friday that requires the gas utility to drill below wetlands and take environmental measures to enhance vegetation around the line and reduce invasive species. The proceedings also followed a raucous public hearing in Middlebury last week, where opponents dominated the conversation.During part of Monday’s hearing at the Capitol Plaza hotel and conference center, protesters from the group Rising Tide Vermont held a mock trial outside. In a symbolic act, they implicated Gov. Peter Shumlin and three VTGas executives for ‘crimes against the climate.’ Shumlin and VTGas executives maintain that natural gas is a cleaner and cheaper alternative to fuel oil and propane.VTGas is a subsidiary of the Canadian gas company Gaz Métro, which also owns Green Mountain Power, Vermont’s largest electric utility. VTGas is Vermont’s only natural gas utility, and its $86.6 million proposal is attracting a range of opposition.It’s not every day that the Conservation Law Foundation and the Vermont Fuel Dealers Association work side by side, but this proposed project is bringing the disparate organizations together.Don Gilbert, CEO of Vermont Gas Systems, testifies before the Public Service Board at a technical hearing at Capitol Plaza in Montpelier on Monday. Photo by Andrew Stein/VTDiggerMonday’s hearing began with the cross-examination of VTGas CEO Don Gilbert. CLF attorney Sandra Levine and Fuel Dealers’ attorney Richard Saudek, who formerly chaired the Vermont Public Service Board, kicked things off with a barrage of questions.Levine homed in on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which is often panned by environmentalists for the threats it poses to drinking water resources. Fracking, which is banned in Vermont, uses a series of underground explosions and high-pressure injections of water, sand and chemicals to extract natural gas from rock formations, such as shale. The practice has drastically increased the North American supply of natural gas since 2008 ‘ and reduced its cost.‘Do you agree that a portion of the supply that would be used by the Addison natural gas project would come from sources that use hydraulic fracturing?’ Levine asked Gilbert.‘I think it’s likely,’ he responded.Levine then asked if VTGas would agree to cease using gas from fracking.‘I don’t think that would be in the best interest of our customers, no,’ he said.The Fuel Dealers Association has argued that VTGas is overstating the economic and environmental benefits of the project. Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is analyzing the effects of fracking on drinking water resources, Saudek asked Gilbert if he thought it might be wise to put off the project until the EPA releases its report in 2014.Gilbert was not keen on the idea.‘We’ve seen hydraulic fracturing develop recently in the energy industry, but it’s been a technology used for decades in the water-drilling industry and has developed over time for natural gas, and now we’re seeing it used for oil and propane,’ he said. ‘To deny Vermonters access to the lower price and cleaner benefits of gas, I don’t think would be in the best interest of the state or our customers.’Saudek then proposed a scenario in which governments might clamp down on the practice.‘Your prices would most likely go up,’ he said.‘It could,’ Gilbert said, but the fuel’s competitive edge would depend on the price of other fuels. And, he said, clamping down on fracking would not only affect the price of natural gas, it would also affect the price of oil and propane.VTGas Vice President Eileen Simollardes later took the stand, defending the route of the project.‘It’s very unfortunate that not everybody can be happy with it, but we do believe that in totality it is the right place,’ she said.She indicated that 43 percent of the 40-plus mile route is secured via land easement contracts with landowners. VTGas is in negotiations with landowners for another 32 percent of the route. If the Public Service Board awards VTGas a permit, or certificate of public good, the company could possibly obtain access to the remaining 25 percent of the land through eminent domain.‘I believe with every fiber of my being that this is a good deal for Vermont,’ Simollardes said.But Jane and Nathan Palmer of Monkton say it’s not such a good deal for them. The pipeline is slated to go through their property, and they are unhappy about it.The Palmers are interveners in the proceeding, and Nathan Palmer cross-examined Simollardes for almost half an hour.‘Do you think this is a done deal?’ an exasperated Palmer asked at the end of his questioning.She said that she did not, and, more importantly, Board Chair James Volz said it was not.‘The company can’t go forward without our approval, and we certainly haven’t made a decision,’ Volz told Palmer. ‘This is not a done deal.’Opponents of a natural gas pipeline proposed for Addison County demonstrate Monday outside a Public Service Board hearing at the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier. Photo by Viola Gad/VTDiggerlast_img read more

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Vermont designates first three Green Grocery Environmental Leaders

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Healthy Living Market – Burlington, Hunger Mountain Coop – Montpelier, and Commodities Natural Market – Stowe have been named as Vermont Green Grocery Environmental Leaders by the state of Vermont for their environmental stewardship and sustainability efforts. The standards to meet this designation were developed by multi-state environmental agency workgroup members of NEWMOA (Northeast Waste Management Officials Organization, as part of the Northeast Sustainable Grocery Environmental Leader program and include energy efficiency, water and waste reduction, recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, and facility operations. The State of Vermont’s Green Business Program is a joint effort between the Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Small Business Development Center and is voluntary and free of cost to participating businesses. This program provides assistance to businesses desiring to “green up” their operations and recognizes businesses of all sizes for meeting a set of environmental best management standards, going beyond compliance with existing environmental regulations. These standards are posted on the program’s website (www.vbep.org(link is external)).last_img read more

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Mission Hills looking to keep city character intact as requests for teardown/rebuild projects continue

first_imgMission Hills saw more than $33 million in new construction last year.With classic estates dating back to the city’s formation, traditional design and aesthetics have been at the core of Mission Hills’ identity for nearly a century. But a lot has changed since J.C. Nichols first platted the city in the 1910s, and Mission Hills is looking to proactively address the changes the city is likely to see as its housing stock ages and requests for teardown/rebuild projects continue to land at city hall.Last week, the city presented a slightly updated version of its comprehensive plan — the product of a year’s work between city staff and a consulting firm — to residents. And while the updated plan included only minor changes to the version first adopted in 1982 and tweaked since, the process of reviewing the document uncovered a number of burgeoning issues the city feels need to be addressed. Among them, how to account for the advent of new technologies like solar panels and geothermal wells that are becoming more and more popular in high-end homes. The city is also struggling with how to deal with modern building materials not explicitly approved in its current guidelines, items like composite materials for decking and openings.“There is a move away from wood windows and garage doors to modern materials,” said Jill Clifton, the city planner. “The question the city has to address is do we want to allow things that look different because they last longer?”Such issues aren’t likely to subside anytime soon. Mission Hills saw $33,238,510 worth of construction projects completed in the city in 2015. Only 2007, when the total was $34,185,033, saw more building activity in the last decade. There were eight house demolitions in Mission Hills in 2015 and nine in 2014. At present, there are 15 new-home construction projects under way in the city.Clifton said the city’s planning commission will be forming sub-committees in the coming months to address what guidelines might be helpful in preparing Mission Hills for the future while keeping the city’s character intact.Clifton also noted that the consultants’ review of census data showed that Mission Hills’ population is getting older, and the city will face a challenge of how to attract and retain younger families.“There is the goal of protecting our statuary and public spaces,” Clifton said. “They will also be looking at the issue of sidewalks and biking trails to improve safety.”The city believes protecting existing green spaces, like the Verona Columns, will be important in trying to attract and keep younger families.last_img read more

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L-Acoustics Helps SoundGirls Educate and Empower Women in Audio

first_imgCarolina Antón, Kim Watson, and El Ashwood each awarded grants for L-Acoustics training coursesWESTLAKE VILLAGE, California – September 2020 – Continuing to deepen its commitment to education, L-Acoustics recently announced a partnership with SoundGirls, kicking off an annual training grant program to support the organization’s mission to empower women in audio. Following a thorough panel review of numerous applications submitted by SoundGirls members, L-Acoustics is pleased to officially congratulate the three recipients of its 2020 SoundGirls Training Grants: Carolina Antón was awarded the L-ISA Grant, Kim Watson the Advanced Grant, and Eluned “El” Ashwood the Starter Grant. “We were overwhelmed by the interest and response that we received from the SoundGirls community regarding these training grants,” says Etienne Corteel, L-Acoustics Director of Education and Scientific Outreach, making the announcement. “In addition to supplying their CVs, each candidate submitted two essays on why they were applying for these grants and how they would benefit from them. Although it was a challenge for the SoundGirls board to narrow down only three winners from such a well-qualified and deserving group, Carolina, Kim, and El all clearly demonstrated their drive and zeal for audio excellence and are, in our eyes, inspiring champions for diversity in this industry.” Carolina Antón of Mexico City has been named as the L-ISA Grant recipient, and will participate in a three-day L-ISA training curriculum covering one of two available tracks: System, for systems engineers, or Mixing, for mix engineers. Serving as an FOH and/or monitor engineer on more than 20 tours for artists including Kool & The Gang, Gloria Gaynor, Natalia Lafourcade, MexFutura, Mon Laferte, and Leon Larregui, Antón has passion and experience creating immersive live mixes and system designs. As a system tech, monitor engineer and FOH engineer for two decades, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK-based Kim Watson is the recipient of the Advanced Grant and will complete the manufacturer’s Level 2 Variable Curvature Line Source (VCLS) and Loudspeaker System Calibration (LSC) modules. Having toured as a monitor engineer for The Subways and system fly tech for Blondie, Watson previously completed four modules from the Level 1 course to prepare her for Level 2 training as she progresses toward earning the K Systems Engineer (KSE) designation, following additional field work. Recently completing the L-Acoustics Systems Fundamentals online session in July as part of her Starter Grant, Eluned Ashwood of Manchester, UK will soon finish up the Level 1 course and earn the official status of Systems Technician (ST) after attending her choice of two K Series modules (K1, K2, Kara, Kiva II). Ashwood’s resumé includes a broad range of festival tech gigs with SSE Audio Group and Wigwam Acoustics, numerous A2 roles at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, and stage/PA tech work for Lionel Richie’s UK tour. “We are so excited to be working with L-Acoustics, recognized as one of the leaders in concert sound, to provide these grants to our members,” shares SoundGirls Co-Founder Karrie Keyes. “L-Acoustics is dedicated to innovation and design excellence and now a leader in helping to diversify the industry.” “It’s been our privilege to partner with the SoundGirls community by creating this annual grant program and taking an active step in helping fulfill their mission of educating and empowering women in audio,” Corteel adds in closing. “We’re proud of what each of our three new L-Acoustics family members have already accomplished so far, and we look forward to celebrating their achievements as they continue to make names for themselves in this wonderfully evolving business.” SoundGirls can be found online at www.soundgirls.org. For more details on L-Acoustics training, visit www.l-acoustics.com/en/training/program.last_img read more

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Large trial shows little benefit for remdesivir; pandemic total tops 39 million

first_imgIn the latest international pandemic developments, a closely watched large phase 3 trial of four treatments for COVID-19—including remdesivir—found little or no benefit for survival, and as new spikes accelerated in the United States and Europe, the global total topped 39 million cases.The findings about remdesivir leave doctors uncertain on how to proceed, given that some countries, including the United States, have already granted the drug emergency use authorization. They also leave health authorities, including the World Health Organization (WHO), scrambling to review the latest data to update their treatment guidelines. The findings were published the same day the WHO prequalified remdesivir.Remdesivir and other drugs showed little to no effectThe discouraging news on the COVID-19 treatments came from the 6-month-long multi-country Solidarity trial of repurposed antiviral drugs led by the WHO, and researchers published their initial findings late yesterday in the preprint server MedXriv. Scientists from 30 countries evaluated remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir, and interferon alone and in combination with lopinavir. None of the drugs showed a clear impact on mortality, need for a ventilator, or hospitalization duration.At a media briefing today, the WHO’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, said that after an early analysis the WHO discontinued the hydroxychloroquine arm of the trial in June, then a month later, announced that it stopped enrolling patients in the lopinavir-ritonavir part of the trial. And now, interim results show little or no effect for remdesivir or interferon at preventing death or shortening hospital stays. He added that full peer-reviewed results will be published soon in a leading scientific journal.The Solidarity trial is still recruiting patients to assess other treatments, such as monoclonal antibodies and new antivirals, but currently, dexamethasone is the only treatment shown to be effective for severe COVID-19 infection.Soumya Swaminathan, MD, the WHO’s chief scientist, said more than 5,000 patients were involved in the remdesivir arm of the randomized controlled trial, which is the gold standard for assessing effectiveness. She said the findings are consistent with recent findings from other similar but smaller trials, such as one published by scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).She said the Solidarity trial findings for remdesivir are robust, with large numbers of patients and tight confidence intervals. Swaminathan noted that the NIH trial showed a benefit for patients who weren’t on oxygen, but that it is difficult to compare studies.Next steps: meta-analysis, treatment guidance decisionsThe next step is for health groups to examine all the evidence for remdesivir to come up with a meta-analysis, which could take a couple weeks, she said. Based on that information, the WHO and other groups will issue guidance about use of the drug.In a statement yesterday, the drug’s maker, Gilead, said it was aware of the preprint findings for remdesivir and said the findings appear to be inconsistent with what it said are more robust findings from other randomized controlled trials. It raised concerns that the findings from the Solidarity trial have not gone through rigorous peer review to allow for constructive scientific discussion, especially given the limitations of the trial design.Global total tops 38 million, partly fueled by Europe surgeThough India and the United States each added more than 60,000 cases to the global total over the past day, cases in Europe continue to surge in the continent’s second wave of activity.But at today’s WHO media briefing, Maria Van Kerkhove, PhD, the group’s technical lead for COVID-19, said the virus isn’t spreading everywhere equally. She said there are 37 hot spots in 13 countries and added that countries need to be able to look at their data to know where to target their interventions. Also, the countries are facing pressure on their hospitals and intensive care unit (ICU) capacity, a concerning development with the flu season approaching, Van Kerkhove said.Many in the Northern Hemisphere are feeling a high sense of anxiety as virus levels rise, with the threat of stronger measures, she said. However, Van Kerkhove emphasized that there are many ways for people to live their lives safely by, for example, wearing masks, washing hands frequently, and avoiding some high-risk situations.A handful of European countries reported record daily high cases today, including Russia with 15,150, with roughly one-third of them from Moscow, Reuters reported. Italy reported more than 10,000 cases, its highest number since the start of the pandemic. The Netherlands, Belgium, and the Czech Republic also reported daily highs.In other international developments:With 17,096 new cases, Argentina reported its biggest single day rise, Asian News International reported.China said the source of a recent hospital outbreak in Qingdao was two dockworkers who had check-ups at the facility, one of whom developed symptoms later, Reuters reported, citing city health officials. In response to the outbreak, the city expects to wrap up testing of all 9 million residents today.The global total today reached 39,126,111 cases today, and 1,101,007 people have died from their infections, according to the Johns Hopkins online tracker.last_img read more

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Air Liquide reports good performance in 2005

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Lake Charles clean energy announces contracts for project

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