Jay Blakesberg & Alan Paul’s IGE 2018 Barcelona Diary: Sagrada Familia & Royal Academy Of Fine Arts Gala [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Innovative Giving Enhancement (IGE)‘s fourth-annual Music and Art Immersion Community in Barcelona, Spain, is currently underway. The yearly event brings a crew of talented musical ambassadors to foreign destinations where they cross paths with a broad range of multi-genre European artists for ten days filled with immersive international improvisation and collaboration. Lauded music photographer Jay Blakesberg and New York Times best-selling Allman Brothers biographer Alan Paul will be bringing you daily updates on the happenings of the 2018 IGE Music and Art Immersion Community via Live For Live Music. You can check out today’s entry from Barcelona below: Yesterday’s activities for the IGE 2018 Barcelona Music and Art Immersion Community began with all 85 participants and most of the musicians and staff divided into three groups for tours of the remarkable, still-under-construction Sagrada Familia cathedral.In the evening, everyone made their way over to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts—a spectacular 19th-century museum—for a formal gala, with guests and artists alike turning in their T-shirts for embroidered Western wear, sequined gowns, and a few tuxedoes. In a parlor room, with oversized oil paintings of Catalan nobility looking down, Holly Bowling kicked off the evening with a haunting solo rendition of the Grateful Dead’s “Weather Report Suite.” Over the next three hours, with a cava-fueled intermission break, most of the participating artists took to the front in various combinations, with nary a microphone or electric cord in sight.It was a remarkable setting for a night of acoustic collaborations. Highlights included Nicki Bluhm singing Patsy Cline’s “She’s Got You” backed by Bowling, Ross James on guitar and Keith Moseley on bass, with Midnight North’s Elliott Peck and Grahame Lesh on background vocals. Peck, Lesh, and Eric Krasno also sang an aching version of Crosby, Still and Nash’s “Hopelessly Helping.” Greensky Bluegrass’ Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck closed their strong set by bringing out Bluhm, mandolinist Scott Law, and others for a rip through Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City.”The night closed with an all-hands-on-deck run through “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” with Bill Nershi leading the charge.  After the song ended, the musicians picked it back up in small groups as the audience drifted forward, blending together under the statues and paintings.—Alan PaulYou can check out Jay Blakesberg’s photos from day five of IGE’s 2018 Barcelona Music and Art Immersion Community below. Check back tomorrow for another entry in Alan Paul and Jay Blakesberg’s IGE 2018 Barcelona Music and Art Immersion Community diary, exclusively on Live For Live Music.IGE 2018 Barcelona Music and Art Immersion Community | Barcelona, Spain | 10/10/18 | Photos: Jay Blakesberglast_img read more

Winning with defense

first_img Football in the rain Blame it on the rain Drenched fans watch the game as a downpour ensues. Here comes the rain again Harvard running back Treavor Scales ’13 (center) takes a handoff from QB Colton Chapple ’13. Scales rushed for 129 yards and a touchdown, while Chapple threw for 207 yards and 2 touchdowns. Rain dogs Harvard wide receiver Adam Chrissis ’12 loses his helmet but stretches to place the ball over the goal line after hauling in a 56-yard pass reception. Harvard won, 24-7. Piggyback Harvard wide receiver Chris Lorditch ’12 is upended after pulling down a long pass. A rainy night in Providence Harvard linebacker Alex Gedeon ’12 puts the wraps on a Brown receiver after a pass reception. Waterproof Harvard student Katherine Skipper seems resigned to the inclement weather as she watches the game. Not so fast Harvard tight end Cameron Brate ’14 hauls in a long pass ahead of a Brown defender. Brate caught five passes for 93 yards and a touchdown. Huddled beneath the covered section of Harvard Stadium with his wife and twin 10-year-old daughters, Dave Horan managed to stay dry while cheering on the Crimson Friday night. For the National Security Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, the game represented not only an opportunity to take his girls to their first collegiate football game, but also a chance to tap into the spirit of his new school. “It’s a new experience for us,” he said. “We wanted to get the Harvard juice, as they say.”On this night, at least, that Harvard juice was a concentrated form of defensive might. Harvard, with just four seniors on the starting defense, forced five turnovers against Ivy foe Brown, including two interceptions, a touchback, and a recovered fumble on the Crimson’s own 1-yard line. All told, the home team’s deluge of big stops was an apropos performance for a crowd of nearly 19,000 sheltered by umbrellas.Harvard rolled to a 24-7 victory, knotting its season mark at 1-1. The win, after a 30-22 loss to Holy Cross on Sept. 17, was the program’s ninth straight on the heels of a defeat — Harvard hasn’t dropped back-to-back games since 2006. Brown, meanwhile, fell to 1-1.“We always talk about, at the beginning of the year, [how] we have to develop an identity as a team and tonight I think we developed an identity,” said coach Tim Murphy. “And that is, we’re a tough, physical team. We have a lot of things we have to work on, we made a lot of mistakes … but the bottom line is the kids just played so hard. If you play that hard, and you can force some turnovers, you get a chance to be in every single game.”It’s a tough point to argue — and one that reveals how the great sports intangible of “hustle” can translate into real results. After all, a glance at key stats — first downs (Brown’s 19 to Harvard’s 20); total offensive plays (75 and 73 for Brown and Harvard, respectively); total offensive yards (Harvard outpaced the hosts by a mere 14 yards with 366 on the night); and penalties (both squads committed half a dozen) — suggests a close game. But the difference, again, was the toughness, physicality, stubbornness — call it what you will — of the Crimson defense.Take, for instance, Brown’s six-play march deep into Harvard territory early in the second quarter. Trailing 14-0, the Bears appeared poised to get on the board, until senior free safety Dan Minamide picked off a pass in the end zone to return possession to the Crimson, thwarting the Bears’ bid for a first-half score. More than that, the touchback set the tone for the remainder of the game. Indeed, the second half saw the Crimson collect a pair of interceptions and recover a second fumble.If Murphy is thrilled with the team’s 2011 identity, one imagines the longtime coach (now in his 18th season), is equally happy with his backup QB. With starter Collier Winters sidelined by hamstring discomfort, junior Colton Chapple capably managed the offense, throwing for 207 yards and two touchdowns, including a 20-yard laser to sophomore Cameron Brate and a long bomb to senior Adam Chrissis. That latter score — at the 6:39 mark of the final period — preceded a 31-yard field goal by sophomore David Mothander to set up the 24-7 final.For Chapple, his first start felt pretty good: “This is a kid’s dream. Playing in front of 20,000 people under the lights with his teammates that he’s been working with all summer. I felt like I didn’t have to win the game. I had to manage the game and had to put us in a place to win.”Harvard will return to action on Oct. 1 with a visit to Easton, Pa., to take on Lafayette. The Leopards (1-3) will play host for the first time this season. Visit gocrimson.com on game day for stats, news, and updates. Unflappable Soggy but exuberant Harvard students cheer their team en route to a satisfying win in their home opener, as the Crimson defeat Brown, 24-7. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographerlast_img read more

A decade after junta’s end, Myanmar military back in control

first_imgBANGKOK (AP) — The man installed by army leaders as Myanmar’s new president after Monday’s military coup is best known abroad for his role in the crackdown on 2007 pro-democracy protests. Myint Swe was the army-appointed vice president who was elevated after the military arrested civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of her party and declared a one-year state of emergency. But while Myint Swe is president, the real power lies with the country’s top military commander, Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing. He has been commander of the armed forces since 2011 and is due to retire soon. That would clear the way for him to take a civilian leadership role if the junta holds elections as promised.last_img read more

Alan Cumming Will Get Sappy with Darren Criss & More

first_imgWho wants to get sappy with a Tony winner…just in time for Valentine’s Day?! Tony and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Alan Cumming will head to Carnegie Hall for Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs with Friends on February 8, 2016. Who are said friends, you ask? None other than Darren Criss, Chita Rivera, the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and Ricki Lake.Cumming won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for playing the Emcee in 1998’s Cabaret; he reprised his performance in 2014. His other Broadway credits include Design For Living, The Threepenny Opera and his (almost) one-man performance of Macbeth in 2013. His film and TV resume includes The Good Wife, X2, Spy Kids, Web Therapy, Burlesque, Spice World, Josie and the Pussycats, Annie and The Anniversary Party.The event, presented by Daniel Nardicio, will be musically directed by Lance Horne. Also on tap for Carnegie Hall in the coming months is the New York Pops’ It’s Christmas Time in the City with Stephanie J. Block and Brian d’Arcy James. View Comments Darren Crisscenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

Hughie’s Forest Whitaker on His ‘Daunting’ B’way Debut

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 27, 2016 Forest Whitaker Related Shows Forest Whitaker stopped by The Today Show on February 10 to discuss making his Broadway debut in Hughie. “It’s a very frightening, daunting, experience,” the Oscar winner admitted, “I’m trying to get used to it!” He’s also becoming accustomed to the “interesting” slang featured in Eugene O’Neill’s classic text (as well as dodging questions about Star Wars)…Directed by Michael Grandage and also starring Frank Wood, the production is currently in preview and will officially open on February 25 at the Booth Theatre.center_img Hughie View Commentslast_img read more

International Community Sends $10.5 Million in Aid to Colombia for Rains

first_imgBy Dialogo December 20, 2010 Colombia has received a total of 10.5 million dollars in donations from the international community following the appeal made by President Juan Manuel Santos in view of the serious emergency the country is facing as a result of heavy rains, the government announced Thursday. “According to the figures presented by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the international community has pledged 10.5 million dollars. More than twenty-one countries and donors have come forward,” said Diego Andrés Molano, director of the Presidential Agency for Social Action. The official expressed the government’s gratitude for “this support, this willingness and solidarity with Colombia,” as Molano was quoted saying in an official press release. The government has put the cost of the emergency at around five billion dollars. The dramatic situation has led Santos to declare a thirty-day social and economic state of emergency, provided for in the Constitution and enabling him to issue decrees with the force of law in order to take immediate action with a view toward alleviating the crisis. According to the most recent official figures, made public on Thursday, the heavy rains have led to 279 deaths this year and affected 2.1 million people. In addition, 62 people are missing, 271 have been injured, 3,001 homes have been destroyed, and 303,215 have been damaged. The rains have affected 28 of the country’s 32 departments, especially those of Bolívar, Magdalena, Atlántico, and Guajira, all in the north. Santos said Thursday that nearly a million hectares under cultivation have been affected by the intense precipitation. The rains, the heaviest in thirty years, are due to the La Niña phenomenon, according to meteorological experts.last_img read more

People aren’t leaving because of New York taxes

first_imgSo where are they going? According to Politifact, using U.S. Census estimates, “Almost 70,000 New York state residents moved to the Sunshine State in 2015.The second-most popular destination was New Jersey, which gained about 50,000 people from New York state. California ranked third with almost 37,000 people from New York.”Does The Gazette Editorial Board really think people are migrating to New Jersey and California to escape high taxes and government waste?The only reasonable conclusion one can draw is that The Gazette Editorial Board is committed to an extreme free market ideology regardless of the facts. Rather than broad attacks on the state government and public service, the board should do its homework and provide fact-based editorials that inform readers on important policy issues.Jonathan RosenSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Schenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crash Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionIn its editorial of Jan. 17, The Gazette Editorial Board once again joins the free market extremist chorus by claiming that the exodus of 190,000 New Yorkers in 2017 is due to the state’s “high” taxes and anti-business climate. These claims aren’t backed by any evidence. According to the National Movers Study, residents give four main reasons for moving out of state: To quote the study, “One in four say they’re leaving New York because of retirement, 5 percent cite health reasons and 18 percent cite lifestyle changes. Almost half say they leave for jobs, but more — 59 percent of inbound customers — say they move to New York for jobs. The largest age group of people who left New York were between the ages of 55 and 64, followed by those 65 and older.” Despite the large number leaving the state, there was a net gain of 104,000 in population in 2017.In New York City, there was an unprecedented 4.4 percent population growth between 2010 and 2016 according to U.S. Census data.The city hasn’t witnessed such an equivalent growth in population in half a century. This growth is primarily due to more births than deaths and immigration.last_img read more

Brazil’s Bolsonaro threatens to punch reporter in the mouth

first_imgBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday threatened to punch a reporter repeatedly in the mouth after being asked about his wife’s links to an alleged corruption scheme.”I so want to pound your mouth with punches,” the far-right president said when a reporter from O Globo, posed the question.The reporter was part of a group that met Bolsonaro after his regular Sunday visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral in Brasilia. The president ignored protests from other journalists after the remarks and left without making further comments. Soon after the president’s outburst O Globo issued a statement repudiating his “aggression … towards a journalist from our newspaper that was carrying out his job in a professional manner.”Such intimidation “shows that Jair Bolsonaro does not acknowledge the duty of a public servant … to be accountable to the public.” Topics :center_img The O Globo reporter asked about a report in the magazine Crusoe linking First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro to Fabrício Queiroz, a retired police officer, friend of the president, and former adviser to her son Flavio Bolsonaro, who is now a senator.Queiroz and Flavio Bolsonaro are under investigation for a scheme that allegedly swindled pay from government employees when the younger Bolsonaro was a regional lawmaker in Rio de Janeiro, and before Jair Bolsonaro became president in January 2019.According to the magazine, Queiroz deposited funds in Michelle Bolsonaro’s bank account between 2011 and 2016.The first lady has said nothing about the case.last_img read more

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour defends Granit Xhaka after Tottenham draw

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 4 Sep 2019 3:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link765Shares More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityIan Wright, Martin Keown and Paul Merson were among the many ex-players to criticise Xhaka for his reckless tackle on Son, but Parlour believes the reaction has been overly harsh and defended the Swiss.‘Xhaka is good on the ball, he’s decent!’ Parlour told talkSPORT.‘He can spray passes 25 or 30 yards no problem, he’s very good at doing that.‘Sometimes he fits in and keeps it simple, but at the weekend he didn’t have a good game. Arsenal legend Ray Parlour defends Granit Xhaka after Tottenham draw Top articles PLAY Read More Read More / Skip Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Video Settings Skip Ad About Connatix V67539 Advertisement Read More SPONSORED Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1/1 Comment Full Screen 1 min. story Read More by Metro Granit Xhaka was panned for his display in Arsenal’s draw with Spurs (Picture: Getty)Ray Parlour has jumped to Granit Xhaka’s defence after the midfielder was widely criticised for his performance in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham.Christian Eriksen opened the scoring in only the tenth minute at the Emirates and Xhaka’s clumsy challenge on Son Heung-min inside the penalty area gave Harry Kane the chance to double Tottenham’s lead.Kane made no mistake from the spot as Spurs appeared to be in complete control of the north London derby before Alexandre Lacazette scored a brilliant solo effort right on half-time.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang found an equaliser in the 71st minute and, despite the comeback, Xhaka – who wore the captain’s armband on Sunday afternoon – took much of the blame as Arsenal dropped yet more points in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:47FullscreenArsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-2-2-tottenham-unai-emery-press-conference-1997076/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘You know when you’ve not had a good game as a player and I’m sure he knew that at the end but he’s got to get back now, he’s skipper, he can’t let it worry him.‘Xhaka has just got to calm down sometimes, he’s got to be a bit cleverer, you’ve got to be clever as a player.‘When you’re captain you can’t make mistakes like he did and give the other team opportunities to score goals.‘For the penalty, it was a really poor decision from him to go in like that. You can’t just dive in like that. He’s got to learn from that, he’s got to be a bit more disciplined.’Xhaka said that he was ‘angry’ with his costly mistake in a candid message to Arsenal supporters following the draw.‘Thanks for the amazing support inside the Emirates,’ Xhaka wrote on Instagram.‘We showed a lot of character and you helped us to come back into the game.‘For the penalty I made a mistake – I’m of course angry about it but I will never give up!’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesAsked about Xhaka’s performance, Emery said: ‘In 90 minutes I am very proud of his work.‘Some mistakes we can have and I want to use to progress and improve.‘There are more positive things collectively, individually and also with Xhaka for me.‘The penalty is really one action that is very disappointing. He worked very well. He played very well. If we won the match maybe we’d speak about the mistakes less.’MORE: Arsenal chief Edu made transfer enquiry for Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior Coming Next Advertisementlast_img read more

The Queensland homes that got our attention this week

first_img9 Parakeet CourtWhen it comes to a property do we want a great location, a home steeped in history or a state-of-the-art mansion with the best luxuries money can buy?Well according to data from realestate.com.au what we really want is a home with a really big waterslide.This home at 9 Parakeet Court in Warner was the most viewed Queensland property for the week, and it was clear to see why people were clicking. A true bargain.The listing for 19 Crawford St, describes it as a renovator’s delight and it comes four bedrooms, one bathroom, kitchen and a lounge room. 74 Swan Terrace, WindsorIt will go under the hammer at an auction on Saturday, February 10. 19 Crawford Street, RichmondIt is in one of the main streets of Richmond, a small town in Western Queensland that is 406km from Mount Isa.The third most viewed home was a classic Queenslander in the leafy north Brisbane suburb of Windsor.The home at 74 Swan Terrace has city views, a wooden veranda, a backyard swimming pool to experience the best of summer, and two traditional fireplaces for the cooler months. 74 Swan Terrace, WindsorFor anyone wanting to check out the home, there are several inspection times over the next few weeks.center_img The perfect summer home.The home comes with a fully functional 50 metre waterslide that runs from a timber deck and down the backyard.We had a chat with the owner earlier this week about the unique challenges in setting up the slide after he purchased it in several pieces on Gumtree. Is it the biggest backyard waterslide in Australia?The home also includes a hairdressing studio and a three hole mini-golf course and a swimming pool on the 1.49 acre block.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Never a reason to be bored.Inside is also has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and modern fittings throughout.The unique property is listed through Jonathan Wein at LJ Hooker Albany Creek for offers above $1,075,000.The next most viewed might not be the fanciest property on the market, but it could be perfect for someone on the hunt for a bargain.This home in regional Queensland can be picked up for just $50,000, or about a twentieth of the cost of the average Sydney home. 74 Swan Terrace, Windsorlast_img read more