It was Future Man that hit the nail on the head when he was introducing Béla Fleck, calling the banjoist an absolute master and visionary for wanting to bring the banjo into jazz music. The Flecktones are heady jazz through and through; don’t let Fleck’s bluegrass tones fool you. The band recently reunited for their first shows since 2012, playing a short but sweet two week run on the way to Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Their stop at the Capitol Theatre was a work of beauty, treating fans to an instrumental odyssey that captivated at every turn.At the crux of the Flecktones is incredible musicianship. Aside from the band’s namesake, the band features brothers Victor and Roy Wooten, the latter best known as “Future Man.” Additionally, multi-instrumentalist Howard Levy has made his return to the Flecktones. Levy was a founding member, but left in the 1990’s and was replaced by Jeff Coffin. As Coffin joined the Dave Matthews Band, it was up to Levy to help rekindle the “original” Flecktones magic. Fortunately, the group had a lot to say when they hit the Cap.All four are tremendous musicians, bringing a unique slice to the tight-knit core of the band. Fleck alternated between a traditional and custom electric banjo throughout the night, while Victor Wooten offered some funky tones with his arsenal of basses. Futureman kept the rhythm rocking with an incredibly unique instrument, dubbed a drumitar. Somewhere between a drum machine and a guitar, Futureman would stand up at times and sit down at others, but one hand was always rocking along on that drumitar. Rounding out the ensemble was Levy, who alternated between piano and harmonica primarily, at times peppering the music with juice harp or other percussion tactics.To attempt a description at the music would do it an injustice, because the sheer talents of each member came together to go well beyond the sum of its parts. Together, the four musicians captivated for a full two set performance, keeping fans at the edge of their seats throughout the show. There was a unanimous feeling of reverence from the crowd, as the four awe-inspiring musicians led listeners through an aural journey.Thanks to taper Kevin Antaya, we can listen to the whole show. Tune in below.If you have the chance to see this band live, do not miss it. They are truly masters of their craft, and seeing them perform was a true gift.[Photo by the Capitol Theatre]
Progressive bluegrass outfit The Infamous Stringdusters has announced the forthcoming release of a new concert album titled, Live From Telluride. The 20-track live album was recorded during the band’s show at The Palm Theatre as part of the 2018 Telluride Bluegrass Festival back in June, and is scheduled to arrive this Friday, November 16th via Tape Time Records.According to the band’s announcement shared via press release on Tuesday, the album will include a mix of covers and original material from their 12-year career, including “No More To Leave You Behind”, “Soul Searching”, and “Run To Heaven”. One of said covers included on the album will be the band’s performance of Grateful Dead‘s rural rock anthem, “Tennessee Jed”, which can be heard in full here ahead of its release on Friday. The album will be the Stringdusters’ second live LP in as many years following 2017’s Laws of Gravity: LIVE!, which consisted of a mix of concert recordings from songs off their last studio album, Laws of Gravity.“Telluride Bluegrass has been the center of the acoustic festival universe for many years, and we have been really honored to be involved in that,” the band’s banjo player Chris Pandolfi said in a statement about their forthcoming release. “You feel [the energy] every time you step on stage there, and this show was no exception. We knew pretty much right after the show that this was a show worth putting out there. Hope you guys enjoy!”The Infamous Stringdusters also announced their next batch of North American concert dates to go with Tuesday’s live album announcement, with 23 shows set for February and March of 2019. The new dates will start a few weeks after their previously announced run of January shows, beginning on February 14th in Bozeman, Montana, and continuing until March 31st with a performance at Wilmington, North Carolina’s Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. The band will be joined at select shows throughout the winter run by Shook Twins and John Craigie.General on-sale for tickets to newly announced February/March concert dates will begin this Friday, November 16th at 10 a.m. local time. Artist pre-sale tickets for select shows are available now via the band’s website.The Infamous Stringdusters New 2019 Tour DatesFeb. 14 Rialto Bozeman · Bozeman, MTFeb. 15 Wilma · Missoula, MT*Feb. 16 Commonwealth Room · SLC, UT*Feb. 17 Community Concert Hall · Durango, COFeb. 19 Orpheum Theater · Flagstaff, AZFeb. 20 Meow Wolf Santa Fe · Santa Fe, NM*Feb. 21 Sheridan Opera House · Telluride, COFeb. 22 Belly Up, Aspen · Aspen, CO*Feb. 23-24 WinterWonderGrass · Steamboat Springs, COMarch 8 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall · Ponte Vedra Beach, FLMarch 9 Revolution Live · Ft Lauderdale, FLMarch 10 Gasparilla Music Festival · Tampa, FLMarch 12 The Englert Theatre · Iowa City, IAMarch 13 The Bourbon · Lincoln, NEMarch 14 Varsity Theater · Minneapolis, MN**March 15 Granite Peak Ski Area · Wausau, WI**March 16 The Vic Theatre · Chicago, IL**March 27 The Vogue Theatre · Indianapolis, INMarch 28 Headliners Music Hall · Louisville, KYMarch 29 Marathon Music Works · Nashville, TNMarch 30 Variety Playhouse · Atlanta, GAMarch 31 Greenfield Lake Amphitheater · Wilmington, NC* w/Shook Twins** w/John CraigieThe Infamous Stringdusters New 2019 Tour Dates
Today, Dispatch has announced the “Dispatch Summer Stops,” a series of three summer 2019 performances at “iconic outdoor venues” across the country.First, the band will head to Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 9th for a performance with support from The Record Company. Next, on June 29th, Dispatch will head to Vienna, VA for a gig at Wolf Trap‘s Filene Center with help from Anderson East. Finally, the band will head to Portland, ME on July 20th for a show at Thompson’s Point featuring an opening set by Moon Taxi.Fan presales for Red Rocks and Thomspon’s Point start Monday, January 28th at 12 p.m. EST with code: WIMPY. The Wolf Trap performance is a series show that has a member presale starting February 15th at 10 a.m. local. A Dispatch Fan Presale for the Wolf Trap show will begin on February 20th at 10 a.m. local with code: WIMPY.The summer shows will also have a community service aspect, which you can learn more about here. As the announcement notes,In true Dispatch fashion, each day will begin with a service project. It’ll be your chance to hang with the band while making a difference in your community. If you’re road tripping out to a show, it’ll also be a great opportunity to meet some fellow Dispatch fans.In addition, the band notes that if you are planning to hit all three “Summer Stops,” you can contact them via email once you have your tickets and they’ll “put something special together for you and your concert companions.”For more information, head to the band’s website here.
Robert E. Rhodes Jr., professor emeritus of legal ethics, died Nov. 25 at the age of 87, according to a University press release.Rhodes arrived at the Notre Dame Law School in 1956 and since continued “teaching and writing in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, ethics, jurisprudence, law and theology, legal history and welfare legislation,” the press release stated. He was also a member of the Catholic Commission on Intellectual and Cultural affairs.“The many of us who loved him, loved him for his character as much as for his extensive and superb scholarship,” Nell Jessup Newton, dean of the Notre Dame Law School, said in a statement. “Bob was an essential part of Notre Dame Law School for more than 50 years. Though he retired earlier this year, he remained as intellectually vigorous and engaged as ever, most recently working on final touches of a book manuscript.”Rhodes graduated from Brown University in 1947 and served in the U.S. Navy for two years before earning a law degree from Harvard, the press release stated. From 1952 to 1954, he worked at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, followed by two years on the Rutgers School of Law faculty. During the summers, he served as a clerk for the New Jersey Supreme Court.A wake took place at Kaniewski Funeral Home on Dec. 1 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and was followed with a funeral Mass at 3:30 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.Tags: Legal Ethics, Notre Dame Law School, Robert E. Rhodes Jr.
Observing the announcements of tourist traffic in the Adriatic counties, about 126.000 arrivals and 383.000 overnight stays are expected on the coast during the Christmas and New Year holidays, which represents a growth of about 2 percent, while on the continent about 100.000 arrivals and 211.000 overnight stays are expected. turnover growth of about 6 percent. “Domestic and foreign tourists are increasingly recognizing and praising the quality offer of Croatian destinations in the winter, both on the continent and on the coast, but also on the islands. This is exactly the right direction in the effort to position Croatia as a destination with an attractive and diverse offer throughout the year, ie in a more even distribution of the realized tourist traffic throughout the year.” pointed out the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić. According to the results of a survey conducted by the Croatian National Tourist Board in cooperation with the system of tourist boards, during the Christmas and New Year holidays, ie in the period from December 20, 2019 to January 6, 2020, at the level of the whole of Croatia is expected around 227.000 arrivals and 594.000 tourist nights which compared to the same period last year represents the expected growth of tourist traffic of about 4 percent. The largest tourist traffic on the coast is expected in Istria, Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva counties, while on the continent the largest tourist traffic is expected in Zagreb, Krapina-Zagorje, Međimurje and Karlovac counties. Cover photo: Fuliranje
Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThere ought to be a law that prohibits naming public spaces after living politicians. Those spaces belong to all of us — not just to the political party that happens to be in power at that particular time. Turning public spaces into advertisements for a political brand is reprehensible and undemocratic.For a case in point, consider the actions of the all-Democrat Niskayuna Town Board after Democrat Supervisor Joe Landry, a 10-year incumbent, was booted out of office last November by Republican Yasmine Syed, a political newcomer. She left him in the dust more than 500 votes behind. Yet, the Town Board’s reaction was to vote to rename the town’s ball fields after him. What a travesty. That land is community property — not Democrat (or Republican) property.Syed swamped Landry by an official tally (provided by the Schenectady County Board of Elections — a very helpful outfit) of 3,774 to 3,021. These results are even more impressive when you consider the fact that registered Democrats in Niskayuna outnumber registered Republicans by 6,287 to 4,044.The fact that Landry’s two running mates on the Democratic ticket won re-election to the Niskayuna Town Board makes it clear that voter dissatisfaction was aimed directly at him. So the vote was not against a particular party. It was a vote against a particular person (and for a strong opponent). To then affix his name to a public space defies logic and fair play.Peter Van AveryNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Niskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?
How to prepare to buy a property at auction.FOUND your dream home or investment property and it’s going to auction? Don’t let that put you off.Auction activity is continuing to heat up across the nation, but bidding at an auction can be an overwhelming experience.According to Corelogic, auction activity increased significantly across the nation’s capital cities last week after the previous week’s Easter period slowdown. How to prepare to buy a property at an auction.The property data firm says 1,732 homes were taken to market with a preliminary clearance rate of 72.1 per cent.In Brisbane, 134 properties went to auction last week with a clearance rate of 45.8 per cent — higher than the 37.6 per cent rate achieved during the same week in 2016.Meighan Hetherington, director of Property Pursuit Buyers’ Agents and Advisors, said the most important thing was to be prepared and confident when it came to bidding at an auction.Here are her tips for preparing to buy a property at auction: 1 . Determine what the property is worth In some states, like Queensland, it is illegal for an agent to give an indication of price or reserve. To work out what a property is worth, buyers’ agencies like Property Pursuit conduct comparable market analysis. “You can determine what a property is worth by looking at the sale price of comparable properties that have sold in the past 6 months,” Mrs Hetherington said. “This information will help you to set your limit”.2. Do your research— Ask for a flood report— Check the zoning of the property and surrounding properties — Check if any major developments are coming up in the immediate area3. Engage a licensed building and pest inspectorMrs Hetherington believes this is a vital step. “No structure is going to be perfect, but if you are armed with information about how much money you may need to spend then you can take this into account when setting your bidding limit,” she said. “Or you may simply have to walk away from the property all together if there are significant issues that cannot be overcome.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 20204. Speak to your bank — they may conduct a pre-purchase valuationSome banks will only provide you with conditional approval, subject to valuation, but auctions are an unconditional purchase so if you are bidding on this basis then you need to be very certain about the value of the property, according to Mrs Hetherington. “Very few banks will do a pre-purchase valuation which will cost you money, or you can engage a valuer yourself,” she said.“Check with your bank to make sure that they will accept an independent valuation if you are the successful purchaser”.5. Speak to your solicitor to review the contract and conduct searchesIf you have not employed a buyers’ agent to prepare for and bid at the auction on your behalf, then Mrs Hetherington says your solicitor is your only reliable source of independent advice. “You will need to have a solicitor review the contract, do all of the conveyancing searches, flood reports and all of the other relevant searches so that you are fully informed about all matters affecting the property”.6. Set your price limit This will be based on two factors:— Financial capacity (how much the bank will lend you and also how much you are actually comfortable paying each month)— What the property is worth (look at comparable sales within the past 6 months)7. Crash a few auctionsMrs Hetherington recommends buyers attend a few auctions in their preferred location to see how they work. “This will make you more comfortable when it comes time to bid for your dream home or investment property”.
Tim and Heather Smith (and their dog Cindy) are auctioning their home at The Gap. Photo: Annette DewIN 2008, Tim and Heather Smith were about to refurbish a house, but when they discovered a 1200sq m block at 21/599 Payne Rd, The Gap, they changed plans and never looked back.“We just loved the area and its proximity to Brisbane Forest Park and the reservoir, so we thought, ‘Let’s have a crack at building,’” Mr Smith said.The result was a beautiful architectural home which has been the perfect place to raise two daughters.“The interesting thing is the architect who designed it is actually the agent who’s selling it now,” Mr Smith said.The home’s design takes advantage of the topography and the outlook.The home’s layout has made for easy living with four bedrooms plus bathrooms upstairs, and a lower level dominated by family spaces and apool deck.“We enjoy relaxing on the deck upstairs too. It’s private but it has a nice view,” Mr Smith said.“The downstairs area is very open but you can also have privacy.”“It’s fantastic for parties. The downstairs opens up so it feels like you’re outside when you’re inside.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThe home has a beautiful finish with polished timber floors, high ceilings, ducted airconditioning and integrated sound system among the features set to bring in the buyers.The home has a beautiful, clean finishThe property is also part of the exclusive Silva Park eco-estate — a group title subdivision that has common areas such as parks and walking tracks.“We’ve got a nice big backyard and it backs onto a private park.”Mr Smith said he’ll miss the location and their home, but it’s time to move on and let its next chapter unfold.“The house is set for a younger family — it’s a great place for kids to grow up in,” he said.“It’s got a nice, happy feel.”Working from home isn’t tough when this is your viewThe house at 21/599 Payne Road, The Gap, will be auctioned by Simon Hughes of Harcourts Solutions on-site Saturday September 23 at 2pm.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair
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For other necessities, bread costsP21.50 to P35; instant noodles, P6.45 to P7.75; salt, P3.55 to P23.55;detergent soap, P16.35 to P21; distilled bottled water, P11 to P85; purifiedwater, P6 to P19.50; mineralized water, P6 to P72; and candles, P29.75 to P115,still depending on the brand and net weight. Prices of 25 grams to 50 grams of refillcoffee range from P16.95 to P39.40 while three-in-one original is priced atP4.10 to P7.85 per 17 grams to 33 grams of various brands. “We are set to release the list ofestablishments in the province through the price monitoring team. Erringestablishments may be charged with profiteering,” Amihan added. BACOLOD City – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in NegrosOccidental reminded establishments in the province, including those in thiscapital city, to comply with the new suggested retail prices (SRPs) of basicand prime goods. Minimum prices of prime commodities,such as meatloaf range from P16.50 to P19.80; corned beef, P26 to P32; and beefloaf, P15.75 to P24.90. (With a report from PNA/PN) Price adjustments for bottled water aremainly due to the rising cost of raw materials, packaging materials, andsafeguard duty imposed, it added. Romel Amihan, the senior trade andindustry development specialist of DTI-Negros Occidental, said they received onTuesday the memorandum from the central office on the new SRPs effective Sept.30. For milk, condensed costs between P28and P72; evaporated, P21 to P57; and powdered milk, P43.50 to P73.30. The Department of Trade and Industry assured the public on Saturday that there would be no price increases of prime and basic commodities as well as noche buena items until next year. PNA Necessities included in the DTImonitoring are products such as soap, milk, coffee, salt, bread, and sardines,while examples of prime commodities are all kinds of canned goods exceptsardines. The new SRPs for canned sardines intomato sauce range from P13.25 to P17.25, depending on the brand and netweight. Based on the memorandum, price increaseswere noted among selected canned sardines, noodles, coffee refill, andthree-in-one variants, processed canned meat, condiments, and toilet soap.