Sgt. Pepper’s Album Cover Reworked To Feature Artists That Passed In 2016

first_imgAnd here’s the key for the artwork: Looking back on 2016….honestly, do we even want to? It was a tough one, for many reasons, especially for the music community at large, with the loss of some of its biggest stars. Using the album cover for The Beatles‘ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, replacing images from the original artwork, Twitter user Christhebarker created an illustration featuring the various artists, actors, and icons that were all lost in 2016.You can see the image below: Nobody would deny that this has been an extremely tough year for the music world. Beginning with the death of David Bowie back in January, the hits kept coming and just never let seemed to let up. Not even for one second. Many of us would argue that the sad state of affairs started in December, 2015, with the deaths of Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland and  Motörhead bassist Lemmy Kilmister. 2016 did not start off on a good note, and once it did, our heads didn’t stop spinning.Following the news of Bowie’s demise was Eagles singer/guitarist Glenn Frey, into famous Beatles producer George Martin, then Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer in March came soon after, and country legend Merle Haggard. As if that wasn’t enough right there, when the shocking news that Prince had met his fate was announced, the world went into a deep and somber state of mourning.Bernie Worrell, the Master of the Moog himself, left us in June after a long battle with cancer, and RatDog’s Rob Wasserman right after that. The list goes on and on….Leonard Cohen (who almost prophesied his end)….Sharon Jones….Greg Lake (the 2nd member of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer in one year). And this was all just within the music community. 2017 can’t come soon enough. It has to be better than 2016, right? We certainly need it to be.last_img read more

Members Of Greensky Bluegrass End Hoffman/Beck Quartet Run With Sold-Out Denver Show [Photos]

first_imgThe Phoffman/Beck Quartet finished up their Colorado run on yesterday at Denver’s Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, a fitting end to a successful four-night mini-tour spanning across the Colorado Front Range. The Quartet, consisting of Greensky Bluegrass’s mandolinist Paul Hoffman and dobro player Anders Beck in addition to guitarist Billy Strings and bassist Samson Grisman, and supporting act Grant Farm drew quite the crowd on Saturday night, packing the Ballroom and leaving many eager fans outside with fingers in the air.Keeping up with the theme of the run, the Quartet’s performance was a high-energy affair, with a setlist that incorporated Greensky favorites along with choice covers and teases sprinkled throughout. One of the highlights of the first set was a sit-in by Tyler Grant on guitar during “Lumpy, Beanpole, and Dirt” and “Fixin’ To Ruin,” with Grant adding some electric flair to the Bad Livers cover and Greensky track off Shouted, Written Down, & Quoted toward the end of the first set. The first set culminated with a cover of Leftover Salmon’s “Breaking Through,” a cover initially debuted during the Boulder performance on Wednesday but that was perfected this second-time around.To kick off the second set, Happy Birthday was sung to Andrew Lincoln, Greensky’s stellar lighting tech, before moving into the rest of the set, though this celebratory spirit never let up. The energy of the second set built steadily, eventually culminating in a fiery and tease-heavy “Broke Mountain Breakdown” featuring tastes of Juvenile’s “Back That Ass Up,” the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street” and a return to “Bustin’ Loose”  that smoothly transitioned into the Stanley Brothers’ “How Mountain Girls Can Love” as a high-note to end on.However, it became apparent that the Quartet saved the best for last, closing out their four-day run and the show with a non-stop, jaw-dropping encore. “Meet Me At The Creek” segued into “Them Changes,” recalling Wednesday’s Fox Theatre performance when it moved again into “Don’t Lie.” Rather than housing “Them Changes” in a “Don’t Lie” sandwich, the band placed “Born To Be Wild” in the sandwich’s center, then returned to “Meet Me At The Creek.” Perhaps needless to say, but the “Tweeprise” tease during “Meet Me” was well received. To close out the show, the Phoffman / Beck Quartet returned once more to “Don’t Lie” as the final number of an exciting run.You can check out the setlist from the Denver performance below, courtesy of Lucas White of Camp Greensky. You can also check out photos from the Quartet’s Saturday performance in the gallery below, courtesy of Gary Sheer.Setlist: Phoffman/Beck Quartet with Billy Strings and Samson Grisman | Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom | Denver, CO | 4/8/2017Set One: Takin’ A Slow Train, For Sure Uh Huh, Different Days, Burn Them 》Turmoil & Tinfoil (1), While I’m Waiting Here, Lumpy Beanpole and Dirt (2), Fixin’ to Ruin (2), Reverend, Stop That Train (3), Breaking ThruSet Two: Happy Birthday (4), Why Do You Do Me Like You Do, Frederico, All Four, Dust in a Baggie, I’d Probably Kill You, A Letter to Seymour (5), The Four (6), Broke Mountain Breakdown (7)(1)(8) 》How Mountain Girls Can LoveEncore: Meet Me at the Creek (9) 》Them Changes 》Don’t Lie (1) 》Born to Be Wild 》Don’t Lie 》Meet Me at the Creek (10) 》Don’t Lie(1) “Bustin’ Loose” teases, (2) With Tyler Grant, (3) “China Cat Sunflower” tease, (4) For Andrew Lincoln, (5) “Streets of Cairo” tease, (6) “Walk on the Wild Side” quotes, (7) “Back that Ass Up” quotes, (8) “Shakedown Street” tease, (9) “Kerosene” tease, (10) “Tweezer Reprise” tease Load remaining imageslast_img read more

The bells are ringing

first_imgA joyous peal of bells will ring throughout Cambridge on Commencement Day.In celebration of the city of Cambridge and of the country’s oldest university — and of our earlier history when bells of varying tones summoned us from sleep to prayer, work, or study — this ancient yet new sound will fill Harvard Square and the surrounding area with music when a number of neighboring churches and institutions ring their bells at the conclusion of Harvard’s 366th Commencement Exercises, for the 29th consecutive year.The bells will begin to ring at 11:45 a.m., shortly after Peter J. Koutoujian, sheriff of Middlesex County, declares the Commencement Exercises adjourned. They will ring for approximately 15 minutes.The deep-toned bell in the Memorial Church tower, for years the only bell to acknowledge the festival rites of Commencement, will be joined by the set of bells cast to replace the original 17-bell Russian zvon of Lowell House that was returned in 2008 to the Danilov Monastery near Moscow, and by the bell of the Harvard Business School, the historic 13-bell “Harvard Chime” of Christ Church Cambridge, the Harvard Divinity School bell in Andover Hall, and the bells of the Church of the New Jerusalem, First Church Congregational, First Parish Unitarian Universalist, First Baptist Church, St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, University Lutheran Church, Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, and St. Anthony’s Church.Bells were already in use at Harvard in 1643 when “New England’s First Fruits,” published in London that year, set forth some College rules: “Every Schollar shall be present in his tutor’s chambers at the 7th houre in the morning, immediately after the sound of the bell … opening the Scripture and prayer.”Three of the 15 bells known to have been in use in Massachusetts before 1680 were hung within the precincts of the present College Yard, including the original College bell and the bell of the First Parish Church.Of the churches participating in the joyful ringing, one, the First Parish, has links with Harvard that date from its foundation. The College had use of the Church’s bell, Harvard’s first Commencement was held in the church’s meetinghouse, and one of the chief reasons for selecting Cambridge as the site of the College was the proximity of this church and its minister, the Rev. Thomas Shepard, a clergyman of “marked ability and piety.”Another church ringing its bells in celebration is Christ Church Cambridge. The oldest church in the area, it houses the “Harvard Chime,” the name given to the chime of bells cast for the church in anticipation of its 1861 centennial. Two fellow alumni and Richard Henry Dana Jr., author of “Two Years Before the Mast,” arranged for the chime’s creation. The 13 bells were first rung on Easter Sunday, 1860: each bell of the “Harvard Chime” bears in Latin a portion of the “Gloria in Excelsis.”Referring in 1893 to the “Harvard Chime,” Samuel Batchelder wrote, “From the outset the bells were considered as a common object of interest and enjoyment for the whole city, and their intimate connection with the University made it an expressed part of their purpose that they should be rung, not alone on church days but also on all festivals and special occasions of the college, a custom which has continued to the present time.” The old Russian bells of Lowell House, in place for 76 years, rang on an eastern scale; the newly cast bells give out a charming sound, as do the bells of the Cambridge churches joining in concert. A thoughtful student of bells wrote in 1939, “… church bells, whether they sound in a tinkling fashion the end of the first watch in the dead of night, announce the matins a few hours later, or intone the vespers or angelus, have a peculiar fascination. Chimes affect the heartstrings.”Local churches or institutions interested in participating in this happy tintinnabulation are invited and encouraged to do so. For further information please contact Cynthia Rossano in the Commencement Office at read more

Do This: Long Island Events October 23-29

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Boo! A Monster MusicalSuitable for kids of all ages is this interactive concert revival with a script by Northport native Joe Pospisil and songs by Patchogue’s Howard Beckerman. Part of the month-long Arts Alive LI extravaganza unfolding across Long Island throughout October, the story begins when 11-year-old Harold Owen Ween embarks on an important mission to stop a scary entity named the World Holiday Commission from cancelling Halloween due to declining candy and costume sales. On his crusade, our hero is joined by an unlikely trio of good-natured monsters whose very survival depends on keeping this hallowed tradition alive. After each performance, kids—who are welcome to attend in costume if they also want to get in the spirit—are encouraged to mingle with the cast. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Mains St., Patchogue. $10. 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. Oct. 23.Chris J. Connolly and Bryan Gallo with Butchers BlindTwo great singer-songwriters celebrate the release of their debut albums. Connolly has drawn upon two continents for his musical journey. Originally from Staffordshire, England, he now calls Long Island home. His sublime style weaves between early American roots music and modern alt-rock. Gallo, a Long Island native, is the former front man of the band Attic Space. Backed by Pete Mancini, Paul Cianciaruso, Brian Reilly and Christopher Smith, together they form Butchers Blind. Gallo’s material is inspired by late night bars, the backseats of cars and the pressures of finding romance in a cold-hearted world. His style ranges from deeply personal to the readily accessible with a profusion of pop hooks and alternative country-rock. These amazing performances are yet another part of the uber-mind-blowing arts celebration that is Arts Alive LI! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. $10. 7 p.m. Oct. 23.Learn more about all the fun, creepy Halloween haunted houses scaring the bee-jeebers out of visitors all across Long Island HERE! Harvey by Mary ChaseThis classic comedy—immortalized on film with Jimmy Stewart in the lead role—recounts the comic confusion created by the unique comradeship forged between Elwood P. Dowd and a 6-foot-6 rabbit that is invisible to everyone but him. The American playwright Mary Chase won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1945. Presented by the Hampton Theatre Company, this performance is directed by Diana Marbury with Matthew Conlon as Harvey’s one and only enabler. Quogue Community Hall, 125 Jessup Ave., Quogue. $25 adults, $10 students under 21. 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays starting Oct. 23 thru Nov. 9.Long Island Music Hall of Fame 5th Induction Awards GalaA musical tribute to lyricist Gerry Goffin—who co-wrote such hits as “The Loco-Motion,” “Up on the Roof” and “You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman)”—will perform before he’s inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame. Also being honored at the group’s fifth-annual induction ceremony will be pop star Debbie Gibson, Broadway legend Patti Lupone, rapper Kurtis Blow producer Steve Thompson, promoter Ron Delsener and four members of Billy Joel’s band. Roger Waters of Pink Floyd will induct Delsener. Receiving the Harry Chapin Award will be previous LIMHoF inductee DMC of Run DMC. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $75-$150. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 23.Neighborhood 3: Requisition of DoomHere’s the premise of this innovative performance piece: A generic, middle-class American suburb is ruled with an iron fist wielded by the Neighborhood Association. All the teenagers in this subdivision are hooked on a new video game, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, which includes smashing through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. We can’t tell you who succeeds and where they go once they get out. You’ll have to see for yourself. Theatre 119, Islip Arts Building, Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus, Selden $12,  SCCC students free. 8 p.m. Oct. 23-Oct. 25, 2 p.m. Oct. 26.G-UnitTwo members of 50 Cent’s recently reunited Queens-based crew, Loyd Banks and Tony Yayo, are promoting the group’s first EP, The Beauty of Independence, that dropped in August. And maybe they’ll have an update on their second EP, The Beast is G-Unit, the release of which was pushed back this month. Say it with me now: G, g, g, g, g, g, G-Unit! The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. $25. 10 p.m. Oct. 23.The MenzingersThis up-and-coming punk rock quartet from Pennsylvania gives fans hope that the genre isn’t dead. Warming up the crowd are Spraynard, Cassavetes and Lee Corey Oswald. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $16. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24.Chiara String QuartetThe program will include Bartók String Quartet No. 3, Brahms’ String Quartet in A Minor, and Bartók String Quartet No. 5. All three quartets will be performed by the Chiara String Quartet entirely from memory. Adelphi University, Concert Hall, 1 South Ave., Garden City. $30-35 Adult, $25-$30 Seniors, $5-25 Students 7:30p.m. Oct. 24.Robin TrowerEnglish psychedelic blues rock legend Trower’s Hendrix-esque mastery of the Stratocaster feeds the free-loving soul. Opening the show are local legends Phil Varca and The SlamJammers, who will be celebrating 25 years together thunderously rocking with driving rhythms, guitar-driven grooves and no-frills energy.  The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $49.50- $79.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 24.Evil Dead: The MusicalAsh Williams rides again in this live remake of the ‘80s cult classic horror franchise in which he sings and dances on stage alongside the demons and zombies that he and his pals mistakenly unleash in that notorious cabin in the woods. The critics agree: it’s as great as it sounds. Groovy! Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. $28-$78. 8 p.m. Oct. 24.Click here to learn about even more arts- and music-related events taking place across Long Island as part of the month-long Arts Alive LI celebration extravaganza!Terrance Simien & the Zydeco ExperienceOne of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today, two-time Grammy-award winning artist Terrance Simien has been taking his Zydeco Experience band around the world as an ambassador of one of the best styles of upbeat music to ever come out of America’s heartland. An eight-generation Louisiana Creole, Simien was born with Zydeco in his bones. It’s spicy, saucy and sensational. Your feet are gonna want to get up and dance your socks off. Landmark on Main Street, 232 Main St., Port Washington. $37-$47. 8 p.m. Oct. 24.Emerson String QuartetThe highly esteemed Emerson String Quartet—with Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer on violins, Lawrence Dutton on viola and Paul Watkins on cello—are the quartet-in-residence at Stony Brook University this season. This Quartet, which has been performing together for more than 30 years, stands apart in the history of string quartets with an impressive list of achievements ranging from getting nine Grammy awards, including two for “Best Classical Album,” to the Avery Fisher Prize and being named Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year.” They make beautiful music together. Their program for this concert—part of the ongoing Arts Alive LI mega-fest—will include: Bach Art of Fugue for String Quartet (selections); Beethoven String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major (Op. 130) with Grosse Fuge (Op. 133). Staller Center for the Arts, 100 Nicholls Rd., Stony Brook University, Stony Brook. $48. 8 p.m. Oct. 24.Lost in YonkersNeil Simon’s poignant comedy about two brothers stuck in a nutty household in an unfamiliar neighborhood as America girds for World War II gets the Bare Bones Theater treatment. The play won both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award in 1991. Tears and laughter abound. This production is directed by Jeff Bennett.  Bare Bones Theater Co., 57 Main St., Northport. $25 adults, $15 students, Kids under 15 free. 8 p.m. Oct.24,  Oct. 25, Oct. 31 & Nov. 1.Halloween Family Day with “Magic Bob”Here’s a truly magical event that’s part of the ongoing Arts Alive LI celebratory smorgasbord that promises to dazzle the audience with a family illusion show that brings “magic beyond imagination!” There’s wonder, amazement, joy and laughter as the audience members get in on the act and become part of the show. It’s fun for all ages. And there will be prizes for the best costume plus face-painting and special guided tours of the birthplace of one of America’s greatest poets. Space is limited so call ahead. Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station. $9 per child, chaperones free. 1 p.m. Oct. 25.Lois Walker’s Solo ShowAs part of Arts Month 2014, the work of artist Lois Walker is on display at the Huntington Arts Council’s Main Street Petite Gallery. Titled “Exploring Gesture & Color,” it’s a well-deserved solo show for this talented painter. “In the last year my paintings have become intensely concerned with color and gesture and become totally abstract as a result,” she said. Her early paintings had strong figurative elements, she explains, and she’s never totally abandoned that approach. But what’s become paramount in her recent work is the play of color and the motion of her arm in creating gestures that leave a lasting impression on the canvas. “The energy and visual satisfaction that I generate for myself will hopefully be communicated to the viewers,” she says. “Color is one of my great interests and I have tried to explore its power to seduce with the visually active paintings gathered here.” For a change of pace, Walker will give a poetry reading at the gallery space Huntington Arts Council’s Main Street Petite Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. Free. 2 p.m. Oct. 25.  PunktoberfestMore than 100 different beers from over 40 brewers, four bands and plenty to eat at this quirky Oktoberfestapalooza at one of Long Island’s local breweries. Bands taking the stage include Samurai Pizza Cats, Roit Fox, Bombers, Adams Atoms and Live Fast Die Fast. Great South Bay Brewery, 25 Drexel Ave., Bay Shore. $40-$75. 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Portrait Show: Judge and JuryCocktail party featuring live music that is a fundraiser for annual choral festival. Brookhaven Arts Council, Phoenix Gallery, 139 South Country Rd., Bellport. $75. 3 p.m. Oct. 25.Lucy Kaplansky & Cheryl WheelerLucy Kaplansky is “a truly gifted performer,” says The New York Times. Blending country, folk and pop styles, she can make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or performing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. She’s a rare vocal talent. Sometimes it can seem as if there are two Cheryl Wheelers, the multi-talented New England songwriter. First, there is poet-Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene. But then comes her evil twin, comic-Cheryl, a savagely funny social critic. Both taking the stage as a part of the month-long Arts Alive LI arts celebration, the result is a delightful contrast between poet and comic. YMCA Boulton Center, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $45. 8 p.m. Oct. 25.Breaking Benjamin: Un-PluggedHaving reunited just three months ago following a string of issues that left singer/guitarist Benjamin Burnley the lone remaining original member of this Pennsylvania-based alt-metal quintet, Breaking Benjamin is once again ready to rock out hits such as “The Diary of Jane,” “So Cold” and Breath.” Acoustic style. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $30-$75. 8 p.m. Oct. 25.12th Annual LI Comedy and Music FestCome for the laughs, stay for the jams. Long Island-based cover band Peter Mazzeo & the Hit Squad play all the hits all the time while three comics will crack up the crowd. Comics include: Vic DiBitetto, who’s been featured on Funny or Die and Drunk History; Richie Minervini, a stand-up veteran who used to own a comedy club on LI; and Chris Monty, who’ll be in Mall Cop: Blart 2. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49.50-$62.50. 8 p.m. Oct. 25.Click here to learn about more arts and music performances taking place across Long Island in The Island Ear!The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Spectacular and Costume ContestBreak out your inner weirdo and let your freak flag fly as you reenact the Time Warp (again) with other Rocky Horror Picture Show enthusiasts. Don your best Dr. Frank N. Furter, the “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania” costume. Or perhaps, find your inner Riff Raff, Janet, barry, Magenta or the title character Rocky Horror. No matter what you choose, leave your timidity at home to party with this campy, cult classic and the hordes of followers it has inspired nearly 40 years after its film debut, launching Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon into pop culture iconography. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 11:30 p.m. Oct. 25.Natalie Merchant at Hampton Music FestivalThis weekend of music crosses the spectrum of rock, pop, indie, country and folk. Headliner on Friday is Grammy and Tony-award winning singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik, best known for his hit single “Barely Breathing” in 1996. He’ll go back to the ’90s with his chart-topping hit, then bring the show right into now with songs from his Tony Award-winning rock musical Spring Awakening and newest album Lay Down Your Weapons. Saturday brings the uber-talented, multi-platinum selling, prolific songstress, (and former 10,000 Maniacs front woman), Natalie Merchant, whose signature voice, smart, socially conscious lyrics, and catchy tunes helped to define the 1990s. Count yourself lucky to be able to enjoy the debut of her first album of original songs in 13 years. Closing the fest is the “East Meets West” finale on Sunday with two stages: indoor/electric, outdoor/acoustic, indoor and outdoor cash bars, and BBQ for purchase provided by Justin’s Chop Shop WHB. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. Prices, times vary. Oct. 24-26.JDRF One WalkPeople with the disease are joined by friends, family members and co-workers to raise funds and support to turn Type One to Type None in this nonprofit’s first fall JDRF One Walk. Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow. Donations. 10:30 a.m. Oct. 26.Michael AmanteThis operatic prodigy from Syracuse known as “The People’s Tenor” has appeared in a laundry list of Broadway shows, delighting audiences with soaring renditions of Italian classics as well as standards from the great American Songbook. With opening act Sal Richards. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50-$74. 3 p.m. Oct. 26.Waiting for Carmine Record Release PartyMassapequa’s own Michael “Don Miguel” McManus & The Teenage Guide to Popularity (and who couldn’t use their advice, even now?) is hosting a big party to celebrate the launch of his latest album, Waiting for Carmine. The hip-hop project features more than 25 collaborators, including ST 2 Lettaz, Guilty Simpson, Boldy James, Percee P, Rapsody, Rashad Thomas, Delicate Steve and others. “Thematically, the album deals with my upbringing in my family’s Manhattan bar, Peter McManus Café,” said McManus, who not too long ago was a bass player on “one of the most original and accomplished albums to come out of Long Island,” according to music critic Rafer Guzman. There’ll be live performances and premiere screenings of the single “Sweat,” a mini-documentary about the album plus a teaser. The Village Voice has already pegged “Waiting for Carmine” in its “Best of NYC” edition. The Grand Victory, 245 Grand St., Brooklyn. $8. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26.Decoding Annie ParkerA must-see theatrical drama of two remarkable women who share a common cause: finding a cure for breast cancer. They include spirited and perseverant Annie Parker, a three-time cancer survivor whose mother and sister succumbed to breast cancer, and the world renown geneticist Mary-Claire King, whose discovery of the breast cancer BRCA gene mutation is considered one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century.” A percentage of the net proceeds go to a local breast cancer nonprofit. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $10. 7 p.m. Oct. 27.Famous NathanThis documentary chronicles the personal and public history of Nathan’s Famous of Coney Island, the iconic Brooklyn eatery and Coney Island institution, created in 1916 by Nathan Handwerker, and documented by his grandson Lloyd Handwerker. As the 2016 centennial approaches, Famous Nathan is an intimate and personal love letter to the parents, grandparents, workers, eaters and all the lovers of Coney Island and Nathan’s Famous. Theater Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson.$7. 7 p.m. Oct. 27.The Phantom CarriageThis chilling ghost story, one of the most central films in the history of Swedish cinema, stars and is directed by Victor Sjöström (Wild Strawberries) and based on a novel by Nobel Prize-winner Selma Lagerlöf. This extraordinarily rich and innovative silent classic (which inspired Ingmar Bergman to make movies) is a Dickensian ghost story and a deeply moving morality tale, as well as a showcase for groundbreaking special effects. It screens with live organ accompaniment by Ben Model. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 7:30p.m. Oct. 28.  Bridgit MendlerPop bubblegum dance rap hip-hop–the 21-year-old songstress who cites Bob Dylan and Florence And The Machine among her greatest influences does it all, in a addition to acting (as Teddy Duncan in the Disney sitcom Good Luck Charlie and a slew of films, starring alongside LI’s own Lindsay Lohan in Labor Pains). She’s also a devout humanitarian and has raised and donated countless dollars to a host of philanthropic causes ranging from pro-literacy initiatives, better school programs and anti-cyberbullying campaigns. Here tunes are catchy and uplifiting and have topped the charts. The Mendler is worth checking out, for sure. With Special Guest Nick Tangorra Band. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $25-$54. 7 p.m. Oct. 29.Janet Emily DemarestAnswering the simple questions, such as “Why is there a bull in downtown Smithtown?” to paranormal-themed mysteries, such as The Lady of the Lake, this local author will be speaking about and signing copies of her new book, Takes from the General Store: The Legends of Long Island. The Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Price of book. 7 p.m. Oct. 29.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jamie Franchi, Timothy Bolger & Zack Tiranalast_img read more

Best practices: Performance improvement is hard

first_imgLeaning on these three pillars can make your efforts more systematic and Ryan RackleyWhen credit unions think about organizational performance, they can have a tendency to focus on performance reviews, job descriptions and merit-based compensation structures. Credit unions that excel in these important areas can still struggle to meet the challenges of continuously improving organizational performance.The reality is that organizational performance improvement is hard … really hard, and it can only be achieved by looking at an organization’s individual situation. However, common pillars can be applied to understand the challenges of achieving any sort of real improvement. These common pillars are flat organizational structuring, benchmarking, and measurement. A deeper look into these areas can produce a systematic approach to ongoing performance improvement.1.  Flat Organizational StructuringObtaining and maintaining a flat organizational structure is part skill, part leadership and part art. Siloed thinking and fiefdom-building is commonplace in America. The “what’s in it for me?” line of thinking is widespread and often accepted as an unavoidable issue within organizations.While there is no one standard that can be applied, a general rule of thumb is to start with no or as few as possible levels of reporting between staff level employees and management. As a guideline, eight to 10 staff employees report to management and three to four managers report to upper management. This guideline applies to such support departments as accounting, information technology and human resources where knowledge-based workers are typical. The guideline will tend to increase as the core work function transitions from a knowledge basis to a task basis, such as in the call center and retail branch, where managers typically have many more than 10 direct reports.A streamlined organizational structure allows for more time spent on mission and producing results. A flat structure also drastically reduces the communication drag that comes with an overabundance of managers and supervisors. Each added layer of supervising or management in an organization or department generally adds two hours of weekly meetings for all involved.There is also a direct relationship between level of coordination needed to make decisions and the speed with which decisions can be made. While a debate could be had between flat vs. hierarchical structures–and there are certainly advantages and disadvantages of each–credit unions that can remain nimble and react quickly to changing member needs will win. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

New recommendations for holding cultural programs, events and performances have been published

first_imgThe Croatian Institute of Public Health has published new recommendations to prevent COVID-19 infection during professional art performances, cultural programs and events. Find out all other recommendations in the attachment. The maximum number of visitors allowed indoors is 100 people, and outdoors 500. In case of need to organize a gathering with a larger number of visitors, the organizer is obliged to seek the approval of the territorially competent civil protection service. For the purposes of keeping records, it is recommended to enable the entry of participants’ data electronically, in which case it will be valid without the signature of the participant, while it is recommended to enable and encourage online ticket sales with which visitors will enter the space.center_img Side dish: Recommendations for the prevention of COVID-19 infection during professional art performances, cultural programs and events Photo: Medieval Festival in Savičenta / AUTHOR: JOSIP MADRAČEVIĆlast_img read more

Elderly COVID-19 patient jumps to his death from fourth floor of East Jakarta hospital

first_imgA 72-year-old patient under surveillance (PDP) for COVID-19, identified as MR, has died after reportedly jumping from the fourth floor of the Hermina Hospital in Jatinegara, East Jakarta, on Sunday morning.East Jakarta Police crime unit head Sr. Adj. Comr. Hery Purnomo said the police had questioned two people in relation to this case, one of whom testified that MR had asked to go home the night before the incident.“The witness, who was in the same room as the victim, saw the victim open the window and jumped out from the fourth floor of Hermina Hospital,” Hery said in a statement on Sunday, as quoted by also: Family moves to forest to avoid stigma after being examined for COVID-19Another witness named Ismail, who was on duty at Hermina Hospital, heard a crashing sound. Upon learning there was a dead body at the entrance to the parking lot, Ismail immediately contacted the police.The police are still investigating whether MR intended to flee, commit suicide or had another motive.“The handling of the victim’s body was carried out in accordance with COVID-19 protocols,” Hery added. (syk)Topics :last_img read more

LIME ‘CLOUD’ gives more to business customers in the region

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Roseau, Dominica –- Telecoms Company LIME announced that it will be expanding its suite of LIME Cloud services across its 13 markets in the region starting today (November 10).The LIME Cloud, which is part of its Managed Services solutions, will be upgraded to include hosted voice, desktop video conferencing, hosted e-mail and web hosting, in an effort to ensure that more businesses have access to the range of services available in the ‘Cloud’. The LIME Cloud provides businesses with options which range from built-in disaster recovery (hosted voice) to infrastructure as a service (servers in the cloud) to significant savings on the expense of capital equipment required for services such as video conferencing.In announcing the expansion of services Managing Director of Products and Services at LIME, Ian Galt said “Global trends are creating opportunities for businesses through cloud solutions and we have packaged the LIME Cloud to help businesses meet the demands of the modern world while controlling and, in some cases eliminating some operational costs. We are leveraging our expertise and our understanding of useful and superior business solutions for our customers’ benefit.” Emphasising the immediate benefits for customers, Galt said, “we focus on ‘simplicity and scalability’ which means we are able to tailor solutions to match the scale of each business, without the usual complexities.” “Our Managed Services can be made available to small businesses, large corporations and any companies in between because we scale our offerings for each company’s requirements and budget,” he added. Managed Services – which can be defined as ‘management by an outside third party of an organisation’s services and equipment related to computers, networks and software – has been trending globally as the best way to efficiently use digital and computer technology to achieve business goals. 2009 data from Forrester Research suggests that by 2013 “globally, managed services will represent over US$190 billion.” ACG research forecasts that SMEs have been spending an average 126% more on Managed Services since last year. And other experts claim that 51% of companies are already using some form of Cloud Computing. The backbone of LIME’s Cloud Service is supported by “All of our partners are among the best in their fields with very high service levels and LIME will able to draw from their best in class service offerings to provide effective solutions for any business,” Mr. Galt said. Among other Multinational Providers, LIME is providing its Managed Services in collaboration with international corporations that are global leaders in specific market segments. BCS Global Networks Limited, a leading worldwide provider of managed visual collaboration services is LIME’s video conferencing solutions partner; while LIME is working with Terremark, a leading global provider of utility-enabled managed IT infrastructure solutions and Rackspace, a global leader in hosting and cloud computing to provide Hosted Email Services.Press ReleaseLime Dominica Tweet LocalNews LIME ‘CLOUD’ gives more to business customers in the region by: – November 11, 2011center_img Share Share 44 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Bulldogs Swimmers 1st At Lawrenceburg 4-Way Meet

first_img4-Way Swim Results at Lawrenceburg.Boys Results: BHS 107, SW Hanover 71, Milan 69, LHS 30.Batesville Boys are 20-11 on the season (9-6 EIAC).Girls Results: BHS 154, LHS 50, Milan 47, SW Hanover 45.Lady Bulldogs are 29-6 on the season (12-4 EIAC).Individual Event Winners: Girls-Daulton 100 Free , Gutzwiller 100 Fly, Villani 200 IM, El Weiler 100 Breast, and Hall 50 Free.Individual Event Winners: Boys- Miller 50/100 Free, E Main 200 Free, and D Pelo 500 Free.Courtesy of Buldogs Coach TJ Greene.last_img

Everton was best choice – Lukaku

first_img Press Association The Belgium striker was taken by surprise when Chelsea told him he could join another club for a second season running. West Brom, who he had a successful stint with last season, soon joined the running for his signature, but a chat with Martinez and Mirallas – in camp with Lukaku at the time – made up the 20-year-old’s mind. New loan signing Romelu Lukaku revealed a long conversation with manager Roberto Martinez and international team-mate Kevin Mirallas made it an easy decision to join Everton on transfer deadline day. “My goal is to hold the World Cup and be a good striker for Chelsea in the future. This is a fresh start and a new challenge for me.” For as pleased as Lukaku was to head to Everton, Mirallas was just as happy to welcome him. “I was with Romelu in his room at the team hotel on Monday night and I only left when I was sure he was joining us,’ the forward told reporters. “I was surprised to learn we were in for him, because there had been no inkling, but once I got word, I really went to work. ‘I just tried to convince him that Everton was the right step to take and he would love it at Goodison, and I’m really pleased he took it on board.” Mirallas did bid farewell to a fellow countryman, though, as Marouane Fellaini moved to Manchester United for £27.5million, with Everton insisting they will receive the full amount from the Red Devils, despite reports suggesting the fee was lower due to the midfielder sacrificing £4million of loyalty bonuses. Unlike Lukaku’s unexpected arrival, Mirallas said the only real surprise about Fellaini’s move was it was so last minute. “There have been stories about Marouane leaving since June, so it is perhaps surprising it only happened on the last day,” he added. “We will miss him, but you have to say he has certainly earned his dream transfer.” Martinez is looking forward to working with Lukaku, whom he hopes will give his forward line a much-needed injection of goals. “He’s still a young man but he’s got everything,” the Spaniard told evertontv. “It’s going to be really exciting to see Romelu developing and growing and if he can do that in an Everton shirt, he’s going to bring a lot of smiles to all our fans. It’s an exciting period for everyone.” “It was a crazy evening. I was sitting in my hotel room in Brussels when the phone went to tell me I was going out on loan again. It was 7pm, and that was the first I knew of it,” said Lukaku, who spoke to the Belgian media as part of the build-up to Friday’s match in Glasgow. “There had not been a mention of it before then, but after speaking to my parents, I decided to take the plunge. “Different clubs called me and I had to take the right decision. Roberto Martinez called me for 30 minutes and explained me what he expects from me. “I decided that Everton was the best choice. They are a more prominent club than West Brom, where I had a good time. The important thing, at 20, is to be playing, and while West Brom was an option, Everton was a better one. “I’ve also known Kevin Mirallas since I was 14, and that should help. We talked about [the loan move] and I am looking forward to playing.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had indicated when taking the job for a second time that Lukaku was in his plans. The striker played in Friday’s European Super Cup loss to Bayern Munich – missing the crucial penalty – but has been deemed surplus to requirements for now. “The conversation I had with Jose Mourinho remains confidential. I could stay at Chelsea but it’s important at my age to play a lot,” he added. last_img read more