Snarky Puppy, Dopapod, Kung Fu Members To Join Roosevelt Collier For Brooklyn Comes Alive

first_imgRoosevelt “The Dr.” Collier is bringing his southern-bred grooves to Brooklyn Comes Alive! The pedal steel guitar player will lead bassist Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Rob Compa (Dopapod), Eli Winderman (Dopapod), and Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu) through a game-changing mix of covers that is not-to-be-missed.Brought up in the “sacred steel” tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances. Seated front and center, “The Dr.” leaves an indelible mark on listeners, flooring audiences with his lightning-fast slide work on the pedal steel. Having shared many stages with legendary acts like the Allman Brothers, String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic, Umphrey’s McGee, and so many more, Collier is ready to step in front of any crowd and consistently deliver a jaw-dropping performance.The Roosevelt Collier New York Get Down promises funk, soul, blues, and rock and roll. With these five incredible players sharing a stage, there’s no telling what’s in store.Set for October 22, 2016, the second annual event will span three of Brooklyn’s most popular venues — Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg — all within a 10 minute walking radius. Tickets to the event grants you access to all three venues, and can be found here. More information can be found on the event’s website.So far, BCA has officially announced the following supergroup formations:The All Brothers Band: Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Neal Evans, Alan Evans[Br]eaking [Bi]scuits: Adam Deitch, Borahm Lee, Marc Brownstein, Aron MagnerReed Mathis’s Electric BeethovenJoe Russo, Scott Metzger, Robert Walter, & Andy HessDRKWAV: John Medeski, Adam Deitch, & SkerikEarth, Wind and PowerJason Hann’s RhythmatronixA Tribute To J DillaStay tuned for more lineup announcements over the coming weeks! In the meantime, see if you can guess what Brooklyn Comes Alive might be in store from the following artist list:Brooklyn Comes Alive Artist Full Lineup:Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers/Dead & Company)Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits)Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits)John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood)Jason Hann (The String Cheese Incident)Adam Deitch (Lettuce/Break Science)Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars/Mike Gordon)Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band)Alan Evans (Soulive)Neal Evans (Soulive)Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)Jesus Coomes (Lettuce)Adam Smirnoff (Lettuce)Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce)Roosevelt CollierMichael League (Snarky Puppy)SkerikTodd Stoops (RAQ)Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green)Borahm Lee (Break Science)Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy)Nikki Glaspie (The Nth Power)Nick Cassarino (The Nth Power)Nate Edgar (The Nth Power)Courtney J’Mell Smith (The Nth Power)Manic Focus (special guests)Will Bernard (Stanton Moore Trio)Tim Palmieri (Kung Fu)Jay Lane (Primus/RatDog)Rob Compa (Dopapod)Eli Winderman (Dopapod)Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu)Holly BowlingBrasstracksFareed Haque (Garaj Mahal)Cochrane McMillan (Tea Leaf Green)Andy Hess (Gov’t Mule/The Black Crowes)Dan Edinburg (The Stepkids)Jen Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Johnny Durkin (Deep Banana Blackout)Rob Marscher (Matisyahu)Rob Somerville (Kung Fu)Benny Rietveld (Santana)Samora Pinderhughes (Emily King, Branford Marsalis)Raul PinedaFarnell NewtonDanny SadownickBrandon “Taz” Niederauer (Artist-At-Large)Showcase Sets:RIPEOrgan Freemanlast_img read more

Rebounding stock markets help Austrian pension funds turn corner

first_imgIn the pension fund association FVPK’s latest quarterly Pensionskassen newsletter, chairman Andreas Zakostelsky highlights that bond markets also contributed to performance.“Corporate bonds showed positive development, and emerging market bonds even yielded double-digit returns,” he said. Bonds still make up the lion’s share of Austrian pension fund portfolios, at just over 60% on average.As at the end of June, their portfolio share increased to more than 68% as equity allocations came down.The three and five-year averages for portfolio volatility stood at 4.62% for Austrian schemes, increasing to 4.7% over the last 10 years.The improving year-to-date figures should help Austrian Pensionskassen push combined assets under management above the €20bn mark later this year – a sum exceeded for the first time at the end of 2015.In 2015, Austrian schemes returned just under 2.4% on average. Earlier this year, the FVPK presented proposals on how to boost the country’s second-pillar pension system, such as by including incentives in collective bargaining agreements and possibly creating a new long-term savings vehicle. Rebounding stock markets this summer helped Austria’s Pensionskassen to improve on their performance for the first half of the year, with Q3 returns raising the year-to-date performance to 3.3% on average.Market volatility in the wake of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union had dampened returns over the first six months of 2016, with Austrian pension funds returning 0.22% on average.In the intervening months, however, average equity allocations of 30% have helped bolster year-to-date returns.In recent years, over most quarters, average equity allocations have tended towards the 30% mark, but, in June 2016, they stood at 25% on average, according to official asset allocation statistics collected by the OeKB.last_img read more

‘Parasite’ shines light on SoKor basement dwellers

first_imgKim Da-hye, a 29-year-old South Korean, talks about her semi-basement apartment in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. For many South Koreans, the image of a cramped basement apartment portrayed in the Oscar-winning film “Parasite” rings true, bringing differences in their social status to worldwide attention. AP The apartments, which are often crampedand sometimes squalid, generally cost between $210 and $500 a month with ahefty deposit. (AP) SEOUL – South Korean director BongJoon-ho’s Oscar-winning film “Parasite” has brought banjiha dwellers toworldwide attention, thanks to its depiction of two families — one living in asemi-basement apartment and the other in an airy mansion — and the differencesin their social status.center_img In 2015, around 1.9% of South Koreanslived in semi-basement apartments, according to data from Statistics Korea.It’s an affordable choice for urban dwellers in Seoul, one of the mostexpensive cities in Asia.last_img read more

Laurel Bridge Washout

first_imgLaurel, IN – Six Laurel residents have been identified that were killed when a bridge washed away Friday morning. Forty-seven-year-old Shawn Roberts and Forty-eight-year-old Burton Spurlock were the occupants of the first vehicle. Thirty-five-year-old Felina Lewis and three juveniles, ages thirteen, seven, and four were in the second vehicle. Indiana Conservation Officer Jet Quillen said, “With the amount of waterfall we’ve had lately, the rainfall, it obviously caused it to be a flood stage and from what we can gather, washed a bridge away.” This accident remains under investigation.last_img read more

Young Ambassadors: Help us with ‘Hero’s Handshake’

first_img10 Aug 2020 Young Ambassadors: Help us with ‘Hero’s Handshake’ Tags: Hero’s Handshake, Young Ambassadors The Young Ambassadors – supported by England Golf and the Golf Foundation – have appealed for help from the golfing public to nominate future winners of their ‘Hero’s Handshake’ Award.The award recognises young people in golf who show commitment and dedication to the game and who help support others by promoting a positive image of the sport.It is not about winning trophies, but rather a way of thanking those individuals who champion the game. It rewards those golfers who display a positive attitude and generosity of spirit when helping others celebrate even the smallest of achievements.Nominations for future awards can be made via the Young Ambassadors social media channels on Twitter and Instagram.To contact the Young Ambassadors via Twitter search for @GolfAmbassadors and discover them on Instagram at ‘getgolfing’.Ali Jodiyawalla from the Young Ambassadors programme said: “The Hero’s Handshake project has been key in recognising young people in golf who are doing amazing things to help grow the game and highlight the positive impact it can have on people’s lives!“We hope it tells young golfers that we value not only the winners, but also the role models in golf that are showing how fun the sport can be for young people of all backgrounds.“Now we need the help of club pros and golf club members to help us identify the next group of heroes.”The Young Ambassadors – a group of dedicated young people aged between 12 and 21  – have so far made virtual awards to the four winners in 2020.In April, Toby Heath from Northampton Golf Club was stunned to receive recognition from his peers for the work he did in running online bingo nights for 70 people as he helped relieve the problems of social isolation during lockdown.Will Beddington from Sandiways Golf Club was the winner of the award in May after his fundraising exploits in auctioning off a signed Tommy Fleetwood hat helped raise money for the NHS. On top of that, Will’s home challenges helped friends get involved in fun activities while golf courses were closed.The third winner of the year was Emilia Lynsdale from Horsham Golf Club. Emilia was a positive force during lockdown in keeping fellow golf club members entertained and providing them with off course challenges.Sam Dunkley – playing out of Kingsthorpe Golf Club – is the most recent winner.Sam has shown great courage and determination whilst battling leukaemia and on his recent return to golf shot a nett 60. During his break from the game, Sam never lost his love for golf and was eager to get back on the course.The Hero’s Handshake started in 2019 and there are six awards made every year.Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, awards for 2020 have been made via social media rather than at a golf club presentation ceremony.To nominate an outstanding young person who deserves to be recognised for their positive promotion of golf then please get in touch with the Young Ambassadors via their social media channels detailed above.last_img read more