Five Former Members of the Allman Brothers Announce More Fall Dates As ‘Les Brers’

first_imgLes Brers snuck into 2016 like it was no body’s business. But after a couple of mind-blowing sets at Wanee Music Festival and The Peach Music Festival, the secret is fully out. Led by original drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe, along with former members Oteil Burbridge, Marc Quiñones, and Jack Pearson, the supergroup also includes Lamar Williams Jr., Pat Bergeson, and Bruce Katz.This all-star lineup recently announced a handful of September dates, and have since added five more shows to the middle of October. From the Brooklyn Bowl in NYC, to New Jersey’s Wellmont Theatre, Philadelphia’s The Fillmore, Lancaster’s Chameleon Club, and Wesbury’s NYCB Theatre, those fellow fans looking for a way to cherish the Allman Brothers Band on the East Coast are certainly lined up for a surprise visit. For ticketing links and more information, visit the band’s website.Les Brers Fall Tour:07 SEP THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE RIDGEFIELD, CT08 SEP CASINO BALLROOM HAMPTON BEACH, NH09 SEP HOUSE OF BLUES, BOSTON, MA10 SEP PARAMOUNT THEATRE, RUTLAND, VT12 OCT BROOKLYN BOWL, BROOKLYN, NY13 OCT WELLMONT THEATRE, MONTCLAIR, NJ14 OCT FILLMORE PHILADELPHIA15 OCT CHAMELEON CLUB, LANCASTER, PA16 OCT NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY, WESTBURY, NYlast_img read more

Morris Inn receives Historic Hotels of America designation

first_imgThe National Trust for Historic Preservation announced Wednesday that the Morris Inn had been selected as a member of the Historic Hotels of America program. According to a University press release, the Morris Inn was selected for “preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture and ambiance.”A hotel must be more than 50 years old and be designated by the Secretary of the Interior to achieve the status of a historic hotel, the press release stated. “It is a privilege to deliver our signature higher degree of hospitality on this storied campus in support of the University of Notre Dame, and our entire team is thrilled to join the Historic Hotels of America family in our shared mission to celebrate each property’s unique sense of place,” hotel manager Joe Kurth said in a statement to the University.The Hotel was dedicated in 1952 as a gift from alumnus Ernest M. Morris.Tags: Historic Hotels of America, Morris Inn, National Trust for Historic Preservationlast_img read more

The Fortress of Solitude’s Adam Chanler-Berat & Kyle Beltran Nerd Out

first_imgUp, up and away! In the musical adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s novel The Fortress of Solitude, best friends Dylan and Mingus create a superhero fantasy world to escape the harsh realities of growing up in 1970s Brooklyn. Just like their onstage counterparts, Adam Chanler-Berat (Next to Normal) and Kyle Beltran (In the Heights), who originated the roles of the nerdy besties in early readings, have become close while working on the new tuner by Michael Friedman and Itamar Moses at the Public Theater. spent the afternoon hanging out with the dynamic duo to find out why Fortress could bring the power of musical theater to a whole new generation and what these stars geek out about when the curtain goes down.Q: Do you remember the day you guys first met?KYLE BELTRAN: I remember so well. I had just graduated from Carnegie Mellon and when I got cast in the reading of The Fortress of Solitude, my mind was so blown because all these Broadway people were in it. Adam was doing Next to Normal, so I actually went to see him and scope him out before we did the reading.Q: Adam, did you know he did that?ADAM CHANLER-BERAT: I don’t think so!BELTRAN: We met maybe a week later at the first read-through, and I remember we had such an instant, really intense connection, and had our first lunch break just the two of us at Cosi on 48th Street.CHANLER-BERAT: I was really intimidated by you after the first read-through.BELTRAN: That’s so weird!Q: Why were you intimidated?CHANLER-BERAT: We had this instant palpable chemistry that’s already intimidating, and he’s a talent that I’ve never really seen before. He can do everything and do it all better than anyone I know.BELTRAN: That’s really sweet, thank you. [Pretends to throw up.]CHANLER-BERAT: I know, it’s sort of annoying. But I really respect and admire you.BELTRAN: We have such a mutual respect for one another.CHANLER-BERAT: Ugh, this interview is just gonna be us kissing each other’s asses!Q: OK, we get it, you love each other, next question! What’s the coolest thing about this new musical?CHANLER-BERAT: It’s full of huge musical moments, and then it has this way of suddenly stripping everything away and having a long scene. As a musical theater actor, you get a really satisfying musical…BELTRAN: And also the elements of a play.CHANLER-BERAT: Yeah, it satisfies you in both ways, which is everything you want and work for as a musical theater performer.BELTRAN: And because it spans a huge period of time, it acts like a history of music. You have all of these different musical influences, like the birth of hip-hop, doo wop, Motown sound, David Byrne… This mash-up of all of these amazing musical influences that make you feel like you’re living 20 years with these characters in a really exciting way.Q: The characters you play are nerds and they love comics. What do you guys nerd out over?BELTRAN: What don’t we nerd out over?CHANLER-BERAT: Like, a lot. [Laughs.] I love cooking, I love food.BELTRAN: He’s a big-time foodie.CHANLER-BERAT: I love podcasts.BELTRAN: We both love podcasts. I’m really into this new thing that This American Life is starting, Serial podcasts, a long story told an hour a week.CHANLER-BERAT: It’s unbelievable, it’s so good.BELTRAN: And we tend to influence each other. Very much like the characters, we’ve started to copy each other in real life. The things that I’m into, Adam starts to do and vice versa.Q: What else, besides podcasts?BELTRAN: I’m a big-time music junkie, so I’m always playing Adam new stuff.CHANLER-BERAT: We just watched that Beyonce and Jay-Z concert on HBO together!Q: What do you hope audiences will love about The Fortress of Solitude?BELTRAN: The best thing about this show is I can’t compare it to anything else. It’s such a singular experience. It operates on such a tiny personal level and then on a huge socioeconomic American political level, and it’s full of unbelievable music. It’s so rich and so personal and it’s ambitious in a way that I really think all musical theater has to be to survive into the next generation.CHANLER-BERAT: Yep, you said it perfectly.See The Fortress of Solitude at the Public Theater through November 2. The Fortress of Solitude View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 16, 2014last_img read more

Experts outline initiatives for future dengue vaccine and control of dengue fever

first_imgHealthLifestyle Experts outline initiatives for future dengue vaccine and control of dengue fever by: – November 9, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Image via: topnews.inSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Dengue v2V, a group of international experts in dengue, public health and vaccinology, held a meeting in Puerto Rico on 5–6 November 2011 to continue to outline steps for the introduction of a dengue vaccine once licensed. Dengue is a threat to almost half of the world’s population, and a public health priority in Latin America and Asia where epidemics are common.“Puerto Rico was a relevant venue for this meeting given its location and experience with both endemic and epidemic dengue activity,” said Dr Harold Margolis, Chief of the Dengue Branch at the Centers for Disease Control, Puerto Rico and co-chair of the meeting. “In addition to mosquito control measures, a dengue vaccine is seen as the best way to effectively control dengue.” “The well coordinated introduction of a dengue vaccine will be crucial to reducing the burden of disease, but vaccination programs are complex to implement and dengue itself presents unique challenges. It is critical that we anticipate the challenges ahead of us and start preparing now,” said Associate Professor Joseph Torresi, Austin Health and University of Melbourne, Australia, and co-chair of the meeting.Attendees at the meeting included dengue experts, vaccinology experts, and public health officials from Puerto Rico, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, the French Caribbean, Korea, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States, who drew on their experiences with dengue and other vaccination programs to propose strategies for dengue vaccine introduction and evaluation of its effectiveness. Encouragingly, the most advanced vaccine candidate is in the final stages of clinical development.The meeting in Puerto Rico is part of the ongoing efforts of Dengue v2V to ensure that a dengue vaccine, once licensed, is readily available to those who need it most. The objectives of Dengue v2V include:• Documenting the human and economic burden of dengue• Providing guidance regarding vaccine adoption strategies based on clinical, epidemiological and other technical data• Making recommendations regarding the introduction of a dengue vaccine for routine and catch-up immunization The Puerto Rico meeting follows a regional meeting in Singapore in 2010 which focused on the introduction of a dengue vaccine into national immunisation programs in the Asia–Pacific region.Caribbean News Nowcenter_img Share 17 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Buoyant Black Stars players arrive at São Tomé Stadium ahead of kick-off [VIDEO]

first_imgThe Black Stars made their way to the national stadium in São Tomé and Príncipe in typical joyful mood, singing as they entered the facility.Ghanaians will hope that this jubilant mood translates into a good performance on the pitch and lots of goals as well against a side who have conceded 20 times in their last 10 games.The Stars will be hoping for a good victory against the world’s 180th ranked side having beat SOuth Africa 2-0 last Thursday.São Tomé and Príncipe themselves are searching for their first point of the qualifying series having lost 4-0 to Sudan last Wednesday.Kwesi Appiah named a strong side for today’s game, making only one change from the side that beat South Africa.Sassuolo midfielder, Alfred Duncan drops to the bench with winger Samuel Owusu starting in his place.The rest of the side remains unchanged with Baba Iddrisu keeping his place in midfield after a strong performance on his debut, alongside Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey and Owusu.Richard Ofori predictably starts in goal and is supported by a back four of Andy Yiadom, Gideon Mensah who made his international debut against South Africa, Joseph Aidoo and Kassim Nuhu.Jordan Ayew yet again leads the line, along with Dalian Yifang’s Emmanuel Boateng.There’s no place, however, for Kudus Mohammed despite his goal and overall impressive cameo last Thursday.See the video of the Black Stars’ arrival at the stadium below:last_img read more

Hermin Garić Performed at the New York City Marathon in a Wheelchair

first_imgHermin Garić, 23 years old from B&H who lives in the United States made all the citizens of Utica proud by performing at the New York City Marathon in a wheelchair. He was born in Zavidovići and was injured by a grenade in his city in 1994. While he was escaping with his parents to a safer house, a grenade exploded near him and he sustained injuries.The ambulance, which was transporting him to the hospital, flipped into the creek, and injured Hermin’s spinal cord.Hermin found his peace in the city of Utica, New York 13 years ago, where he went for treatment.He began to be involved in sports in a wheelchair. This year, he was the only representative of his city at the prestigious New York City Marathon and that made citizens of Utica very proud.During the first few kilometers he was leading and completed the marathon in 33rd position, in 2 hours and 24 minutes.(Source: read more