One weekend ago, The String Cheese Incident hit the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, NV, hosting a trio of Sin City Incidents for eager fans. Among the many, many highlights from the run came in the first set of night two, when the band broke out into their rendition of “Midnight Moonlight.” The classic Peter Rowan song came to life in the cheesy enthusiasm of the Brooklyn Bowl crowd, and, thanks to SCI, we now have pro-shot footage to share.Watch “Midnight Moonlight” from Las Vegas below:Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV – 3/19/16Set One: Sweet Spot, Rhum N’ Zouc, Eye Know Why, Midnight Moonlight, Smile, Turn This Around > In a Cold Sweat > Turn This AroundSet Two: Desert Dawn, Bumpin’ Reel, I Wish > Piece of Mine, Until the Music’s Over, Miss Brown’s Teahouse > I’m Your Boogie Man > Miss Brown’s Teahouse > Colorado Bluebird SkyEncore: Shaking the Tree[Cover photo via Erik Kabik]
Harvard University on Monday unveiled plans for the development of a new hub for arts innovation on North Harvard Street in Allston.The ArtLab will feature spaces that allow faculty, students, and artists to cross media and academic boundaries to explore possibilities in sensory experience and social cognition. The lab will also host exhibitions and performances, bringing together Harvard, its growing Allston campus, and the community.“The ArtLab will be more than just a space — it will be an important addition to Harvard’s burgeoning arts environment, a home where faculty, staff, and students can engage in the kinds of interdisciplinary collaboration both within and beyond the curriculum that is a hallmark of Harvard’s strong and diverse arts community,” said Harvard President Drew Faust. “The ArtLab also represents our firm commitment to ensuring that creative and artistic innovation are at the heart of our campus. I have no doubt it will both complement and benefit from what is already a vibrant and growing arts community in Allston.”The ArtLab will further amplify the importance of arts-practice research and collaboration at Harvard. Since the 2008 Report of the Task Force on the Arts, the University has developed academic programs, recruited renowned artists for the faculty, and hosted notable artists from around the world. It has also invested significantly in a network of physical spaces dedicated to the arts, for which the ArtLab will serve as an important connecting point.“At Harvard, art spaces have historically been designed and situated discipline by discipline,” said Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin Kelsey, co-chair of the ArtLab Steering Committee. “But our faculty and student artists want to collaborate across boundaries, to mix performance and video, soundscapes and dance, engineering and art. The ArtLab will give them a space to mingle and experiment, free from the usual restraints of school, department, or medium.”The 9,000-square-foot structure, to be located on North Harvard Street in Barry’s Corner, will offer spaces for film, theater, dance, and media. The ArtLab will house sound-editing stations, a recording studio, and space for rehearsal, improvisation, and informal performance. Plans call for the lab to host visiting and local artists, providing them with flexible studio spaces.The ArtLab design features sizable glass portions at street level to showcase the creative process. The use of cast materials will create a simple aesthetic, one that supports a diversity of active uses and flexible workshop functions.The construction material palette includes a mix of industrial, recyclable, and reusable materials, allowing for natural light and a street-level view of the activity inside. The building was designed by Berlin-based Barkow Leibinger Architekten. The local architect is Sasaki of Watertown.The Boston Planning and Development Agency requires Harvard to file an amendment to its 2013 Institutional Master Plan to secure regulatory approval for the ArtLab.“This is a new way of approaching art-making on campus,” said Harvard Provost Alan Garber. “The new space, in proximity to the Harvard Business School, the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the i-lab cluster will give Harvard faculty and their students an opportunity to cross boundaries of media and discipline in new and exciting ways.”“The ArtLab will be a key contributor to the artistic ecosystem in Allston by leveraging collaborations with the Ed Portal, the Ceramics Studio, the i-lab cluster, and Zone 3,” said Executive Vice President Katie Lapp. “We’re incredibly excited about the partnerships and new artistic methods that will no doubt take shape at the ArtLab, and are confident that the entire space will be a significant asset to Barry’s Corner.”The ArtLab plan comes as Harvard continues to strengthen its partnerships with the community, and as the Allston campus continues to grow and thrive. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh recently joined Faust at the groundbreaking for the upcoming renovation of the historic William F. Smith Field in Allston. Just last week Trader Joe’s opened its doors in Barry’s Corner, and the Zone 3 initiative on Western Avenue continues to offer exciting programs and events.In the 2016–2017 academic year, the Harvard Ed Portal offered more than 200 programs for the community, including dozens of arts events, 11 film screenings, and performances by three Grammy winners. Through the Ed Portal, Harvard also provided scholarships to local residents to use the Harvard Ceramics Studio in Allston, further contributing to arts in the neighborhood.If approved, construction on the ArtLab could begin as soon as the summer of 2018, and finish early the next year.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – West Indies are not taking any comfort from coaching controversy overshadowing India’s trip to the Caribbean, as they look to turn the tables on the powerhouse in the opening One-Day International of the five-match series bowling off here today at Queen’s Park Oval.Head coach Anil Kumble, who oversaw India’s recent ICC Champion’s Trophy campaign when they reached the final before losing to Pakistan, dramatically stepped aside this week citing an untenable relationship with captan Virat Kohli.And with all eyes focused on the side for possible fall-out during the series, West Indies captain Jason Holder said his side would be focusing on their execution and not on India’s internal problems.“That’s no concern for me. At the end of the day, we’ve still got to play cricket. We’ve got to focus on West Indies and what’s best for us,” Holder told a media throng here yesterday.“India will deal with their own problems. We’ve just got to face them and play them.”He added: “Once we do the right things and execute our plans, we have a good chance of beating India. But we have to play cricket on the day.“We set out our plans – batting, bowling and also in the field. I think once we hit those targets, more often than not we will end up on the winning side.“In the past we let ourselves down in the field – our batting hasn’t been the most consistent and those are obviously areas we need to address.”West Indies have kept the same 13 from the recent Afghanistan series but will be hoping for a diametrically opposite performance to the one that saw them struggle to a 1-1 draw in the three-match series in St Lucia.India captain Virat KohliThe hosts crashed to a shocking 63-run defeat in the opener and then struggled to overhaul a modest target of 136 in the second ODI before winning in the 40th over.Once again, the Windies batting lay at fault. Not a single batsman scored a half-century and for the exception of Shai Hope, very few displayed any enterprise against the-then ICC Associate side.Holder said a lack of experience in batting had led to their recent woes and contended that once the young team found their footing, performances would improve.“Experience counts a lot for it. The more we play together as a unit, the more guys will understand the international circuit and how the one-day game has transitioned,” the all-rounder explained.“If you look at our team, most of the guys are now budding, looking to make their mark on the international circuit so I believe if we stay together and we start to get some performances, have a solid foundation, hit some targets in terms of minimum standards – and once we hit them consistently then we can improve.”West Indies enter the game on backs of a poor run, without a win in their last five series and having won just three of their last 16 ODIs.The record has seen them lose pace in the race for automatic qualification for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, where they need to be in the top eight in the ICC rankings by September 30.West Indies are currently ranked ninth and need a positive result in the series against India to gain valuable rankings points.SQUADS:WEST INDIES – Jason Holder (captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell, Kesrick Williams.INDIA – Virat Kohli (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Umesh Yadav.
Students involved in the USC lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community reacted with excitement to President Barack Obama signing the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy into law Tuesday.The policy, signed into action by President Bill Clinton in 1993, prohibited gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.Congress initiated the repeal last December when it voted to rescind DADT and was followed by the signing of a certification in late July issuing a 60-day waiting period, which ended today.Obama said the repeal will not diminish military readiness.The end of DADT was met with much celebration from the Queer and Allied Student Alliance, which has actively campaigned in favor of the repeal for months.Vincent Vigil, the director of USC’s LGBT Resource Center, reacted to the news of the repeal with excitement.“It shows that the country is changing,” Vigil said. “The repeal shows that the country’s and the constituents’ mindset is changing to be more accepting of gays and lesbians.”Vigil said debate within states regarding same-sex marriage will continue to hinder progress within the LGBT community but, despite these foreseen setbacks, “individuals today feel okay to come out.”Many students’ reactions have been equally supportive of the repeal.“Sexual orientation shouldn’t be a major issue in the army,” said Rachel Ragusa, a sophomore majoring in biology. “This is a good step in equalizing. I feel like it’s OK to be whoever you are.”Trevor Taylor, a freshman majoring in interactive media, said a person’s sexual orientation should not play an inhibiting role in the military.“If you are laying your life down,” Taylor said. “You shouldn’t care about the guy’s sexuality. It’s just whether or not the guy has your back.”Jeff Burgett, a sophomore majoring in production, said, although in theory the repeal of DADT is positive, there will continue to be problems of discrimination based on sexual orientation in the military.“The reason [DADT] was administered was to protect people,” Burgett said. “There is always going to be persecution. But in an ideal world there should be no limitations.”
MARION — State Representative Ashley Hinson of Marion easily won the GOP Primary in Iowa’s first congressional district, which includes Worth and Mitchell counties in our immediate listening area. She defeated fellow Republican Thomas Hansen with 78 percent of the vote.“It’s been a trying several months for all of us as we’ve been making our way through the COVID-19 pandemic and the chaos and dysfunction in Washington, D.C. hasn’t helped,” Hinson said in an online news conference Tuesday evening, “and and I think and voters are very clearly asking for change.”Hinson said one of the lessons from the pandemic is that the U.S. needs to protect its own.“China is a bad actor, as we’ve seen. There’s been some challenges there in dealing with this pandemic, not to mention the trade challenges we face with China,” Hinson said, “so I look forward to making sure we’re focusing on America First policies and, most importantly, Iowa First policies.”Hinson, a former television anchor and reporter, has been a member of the Iowa House since 2017. She’s challenging incumbent Abby Finkenauer of Dubuque, a Democrat who’s serving her first-term in the U.S. House. In a written statement, Finkenauer praised Iowans for record voter turnout under very difficult circumstances and she pledged to work to ensure Iowa is a place where everyone can earn a good living and live a good life.In Iowa’s third congressional district, there’s a rematch. First-term congresswoman Cindy Axne of West Des Moines, a Democrat, will face former Republican Congressman David Young of Van Meter this fall.