Maurice Brown Performs Two Tracks From Upcoming Hip-Hop/Jazz Album [Watch]

first_imgMaurice ‘Mobetta’ Brown is widely recognized for his tenure with Tedeschi Trucks Band, but the Grammy-Award-winning trumpet virtuoso has also been featured on dozens of stellar recordings alongside greats like Aretha Franklin, Talib Kweli, De La Soul, Diddy, Lettuce, and Cee-Lo Green, to name a few. Specializing in jazz, hip-hop, and blues, Brown is dedicating 2016 to his own band with a highly anticipated album coming out in June, entitled “The Mood.” Recently, he brought his outstanding band to CongaHead to perform a few original compositions from the new album, “Moroccan Dancehall” and “Stand Up.”“Moroccan Dancehall”“Stand Up”last_img read more

Ed Colodny Named Honorary Chair of VSO Endowment Campaign

first_imgEd Colodny, long-time member of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra board was recently named honorary chair of the VSO Endowment Campaign. In January, the VSO governing board announced that it has launched a major campaign to raise $3.5 million, and that it had already raised $2.6 million toward that goal. The VSO is so vital to the cultural–and economic–well-being of Vermont, Colodny says. Can you imagine the void if the VSO were not here? I am honored to serve as honorary chair of this effort, and ask all who benefit from the VSO to join in this important campaign.Colodny, a Burlington native, served the Burlington community as interim president and chief executive officer of the Fletcher Allen Health Care, and prior to that, as interim president and chief executive officer of the University of Vermont. He was president and chief executive officer of US Airways before becoming chair of the board of Comsat Corp, leader in global satellite and digital networking services. Colodny has served on numerous boards around the country. Ed Colodny loves this music and believes in this orchestra, says VSO board chair.  Ken Squier. We could not have a better leader for this endowment effort. To have someone who has meant so much to all the state in this role is so meaningful and truly an honor for us all.The VSO has brought music to all corners of Vermont for 75 years. It was founded in the fall of 1934, when Vermont s scattered musical forces, including musicians, farmers, bankers, plumbers, and teachers, joined together to become the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. The organization became the first state-supported orchestra in 1939, and over the years as other state orchestras performed from music halls, the VSO continued to bring music to historic and beautiful outdoor locations around the state. Today, under the leadership of Jaime Laredo, the orchestra has become a great professional orchestra.During the 2007/2008 season the Orchestra reached an audience of 61,358 in 161 communities, including 28,198 school children through its popular SymphonyKids outreach program in Vermont schools. Overall the Orchestra produced 339 performances and events statewide 296 of the events were offered free of charge to the audience.For additional information about the VSO Endowment Campaign, please contact the VSO at 2 Church Street, Suite 3B, Burlington, Vermont 05401 or call 800-876-9293, ext. 25. For information about forthcoming concerts, please visit VSO website at is external).last_img read more

French pension reserve fund awards private placement mandates

first_imgThe two batches of mandates represent a €600m allocation to domestic private debt, in turn part of a €2bn allocation to French illiquid assets that FRR has been focussed on implementing over the past two years.Mandates for a further €600m are in the pipeline, €200m being for venture capital and €400m for private equity funds-of-funds.It is also increasing its allocation to infrastructure and real estate. FRR has had a busy start to the year, having also announced the outcome of a large tender relating to its move to systematically integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria in the management of its passive equities portfolio. Three asset managers will be splitting the €5bn mandate pot. Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites (FRR), France’s €36.3bn pension reserve fund, has awarded its second €300m batch of French private debt mandates.The mandates have been awarded to BNP Paribas Asset Management and Schelcher Prince Gestion and are for 12 years, with the option of a two-year extension.They are for the creation and management of dedicated funds specialising in private placements (Euro PP) issued by small to medium-sized companies in France.The mandates come on top of €300m in private debt mandates that FRR awarded earlier this month, this time for acquisition-related debt.last_img read more

Lionel Messi passed fit for La Liga restart

first_img La Blaugrana restart their title defence with a trip to the Balearic Islands on June 13, ahead of a high stakes end of season run in. However, the defending champions have been boosted by the news that Messi is on track to recover from a thigh injury.Advertisement “Messi has not trained due to a precaution, but he is perfectly fine and will not have any problems,” he told an interview with Movistar, reported via Marca. “We are facing a concentrated run of games, and I want to have Messi on the pitch as much as possible.” Setien also confirmed Luis Suarez is back in full training and the Uruguayan international will be included in the squad to face Vicente Moreno’s side. Read Also: Liverpool cleared to win Premier League at AnfieldThe former Liverpool man has been sidelined since January, after undergoing knee surgery, but due to the extension of the 2019-20 season, he is now set to return.French international pair Ousmane Dembele and Clement Lenglet will miss out, through injury and suspension respectively, with Samuel Umtiti set to step in for Lenglet.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona boss Quique Setien has confirmed Lionel Messi will be fit for their La Liga clash away at Real Mallorca this weekend.center_img Loading… Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPRyan Reynolds Does The Bottle Cup Challenge (You Better See This)Behind-The-Scenes Selfies From 10 Popular MoviesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visitlast_img read more

WWE: Kevin Owens is no longer listed as an active WWE superstar!

first_img COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 10th October, 2019 15:43 IST WWE: Kevin Owens Is No Longer Listed As An Active WWE Superstar! Kevin Owens, who defeated Shane McMahon on Friday’s Smackdown debut episode on FOX in a ‘Loser Leaves Town Ladder Match, has been removed from the WWE website. Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon competed on last Friday’s debut episode of SmackDown in a ‘Loser Leaves Town Ladder Match,’ where the loser was forced to abandon Friday Night SmackDown. Owens, who was unceremoniously fired by Shane last month, had the perfect opportunity to turn the tables around and get him out of the roster instead.Also Read | WWE: The Rock Delivers Highest-rated Segment Of SmackDown On FoxShane McMahon faces Kevin Owens to stay in control of SmackDownThis was a hard-fought ladder match with both men risking their bodies to deliver a five-star performance. Kevin Owens, however, retrieved the briefcase to win the match, guaranteeing himself a spot on WWE SmackDown. Post winning the fight, Owens grabbed Shane by his shirt and yelled the infamous line popularized by his father Vince McMahon, ‘You are fired!,’ signifying the end of Shane McMahon on SmackDown.Also Read | WWE RAW: Charlotte Flair’s Toughest In-ring Competitors In The WWE LIVE TV First Published: 10th October, 2019 15:43 IST Danish Ansari FOLLOW US Where does Shane McMahon go from here?With Shane losing control of SmackDown, Monday Night Raw seems like a viable landing place for Shane. However, with the WWE NXT currently being in a dogfight with AEW Wednesday Night Dynamite, fans can also expect to see him show up on the NXT brand.Also Read | Kevin Owens Gets Fired From WWE By Shane McMahon On SmackDownBut here is the irony!Kevin Owens, who won the battle against Shane McMahon, has just been moved to the alumni section of WWE Superstars – a list of former Superstars who do not compete with the WWE anymore. Shane McMahon, on the other hand, does not appear in this section.Well, on-screen firings do not carry much credibility in the pro-wrestling industry as the so-called ‘exiled’ wrestlers can turn up on other platforms within the brand or company. This is certainly an interesting twist by the Company which makes the WWE Universe question the authority’s end game in this whole rivalry.Fans will simply have to sit back and tune in to this week’s Friday Night SmackDown to see if Kevin Owens turns up again.Also Read | WWE SmackDown: Kevin Owens To Fight Shane McMahon, Winner Stays In WWE Written By SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, May 9

first_imgManchester CIty are in danger of missing out on a Champions League berth after drawing with Arsenal and Andy Murray surrendered his Madrid Open crown to Novak Djokovic.Here’s the latest from Tom Macleod and the team on Monday May the 9th.last_img