At the first Suwannee Roots Revival since the death of Col. Bruce Hampton, longtime friend and band mate Rev. Jeff Mosier assembled an all-star team band for a “Symphony Of Gratitude” to the beloved Suwannee fixture. The passing of Hampton earlier this year left a gaping hole in the heart and soul of the jam music community. The Atlanta-based musician had been a fixture at events around the nation, but he was known to truly love the Spirit Of The Suwannee Music Park and that feeling was always returned ten fold.Hampton’s sudden loss has been making waves from the second he fell, inspiring emotional performances all around the nation. Though time might have begun to heal the wounds, the joy the Col. created will surely live on for decades to come. Thanks to the efforts of the Rev. Mosier along with Tyler Neal, Ian Newberry, Nick DiSebastian, Dante Harmon, Michael Smith, Kathie Holmes, Franher Josep, John Mailander, Fiddlin’ Faye Petree, Mark Chester, Darren Stanley, Eddie King and more, the music lived on in an emotional Sunday afternoon show.Members of the Col.’s many recent projects, including Madrid Express, Pharaoh’s Kitchen and the Quark Alliance, packed the Suwannee Amphitheater stage with bodies and love as they played a wide range of beloved songs the Col. had made his own. Though it would be understandable if the music had turned maudlin, the sheer exuberance and joy the players showed throughout the tribute was far more fitting a remembrance. From the opening dedication to the raucous frenzy of the closing “I’m So Glad,” there was a true sense of the energy Col. Bruce had brought to the park dozens of times in the past. We’re honored to share these magic moments of love and respect with you and to add our voices to the chorus in saying “Thank you Col. Bruce…we love you!”“Cosmic Sound-There Was A Time”“Ain’t Nothing You Can Do”“Hate To See The Children Cry”“Space Is The Place”“Cry Me A River, Cry Me A Sea”“Roll On Buddy, Roll On”“I’m So Glad”[Cover photo by Josh Webster]
In March, iconic vocalist Mavis Staples announced the forthcoming release of her latest studio album, We Get By, which is set to arrive this Friday, May 24th via ANTI-Records. The 11-track studio effort was co-produced by Ben Harper, who also composed each of the songs featured on We Get By.On Wednesday, following the release of singles “Change” and “Anytime”, Mavis Staples shared a new music video for the album’s title track, “We Get By”, featuring Ben Harper on vocals. The video depicts Staples and Harper in the studio recording, which you can watch below:Mavis Staples ft. Ben Harper – “We Get By”[Video: ANTI- Records]This isn’t the first time that Staples and Harper have teamed up to write and record new material, as the duo collaborated on “Love And Trust” from Staples’ last studio album, 2016’s Livin’ on a High Note.“These songs are delivering such a strong message,” Staples explained in a statement about her forthcoming release. “We truly need to make a change if we want this world to be better.”“I come from a family of Mavis fans,” Harper added in a statement. “So her music has been woven into the fabric of my life from the very start. When I got the call for this gig, it felt like my entire career, everything I’d ever written, had been pre-production for this.”Head here to pre-order We Get By ahead of its May 13th release.We Get By Tracklist:1. Change2. Anytime3. We Get By (Feat. Ben Harper)4. Brothers And Sisters5. Heavy On My Mind6. Sometime7. Never Needed Anyone8. Stronger9. Chance On Me10. Hard To Leave11. One More ChangeView Tracklist
For music scholars conducting research online, there is a dizzying array of resources that are literally at their fingertips. The challenge is in determining which to use. To help make sense of the flood of information, and assist scholars in identifying resources with the most extensive and academically-rigorous material, Loeb Music Library has revitalized an old tool.The new Online Resources for Music Scholars is a searchable, sortable, annotated bibliography of more than 300 websites that have been evaluated for academic quality and the strength of their digital archival collections. Each annotation summarizes what kind of information can be found on a site – scores, biographies, digital audio, etc. – meaning researchers will know whether the site holds the material they need even before they visit it.In addition to using keywords to search the bibliography, scholars can use subject tags to sort the listings with a single click. Rather than scrolling through more than a dozen pages listing nearly 300 sites, a user can simply click on the “jazz” tag to see a list of all jazz-related sites.The database is also compatible with the iSites platform, which hosts the course websites for Harvard College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The new guide can be customized based on preselected keywords or content tags. That version of the guide can then be embedded into course sites, giving students immediate access to the type of resources faculty deem important for their coursework. “The ability to customize the view of the database is particularly useful if we want to give students a list of sites that are immediately relevant,” said Kerry Masteller, reference and digital program librarian at Loeb Music Library, who, along with reference and research librarian Liza Vick, maintains the bibliography. “Students can explore those limited resources, but also have the ability to browse the full database for additional materials.”
Faith-based organizations involved in refugee resettlement are celebrating President Joe Biden’s new executive order that intends to lift the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. to 125,000 — a massive increase compared to reduced numbers under former President Trump. But while the groups are hopeful, some admit the U.S. is unlikely to reach a higher refugee ceiling amid a pandemic that has slowed resettlement efforts around the world, and remain concerned that it will take time to rebuild following deep cuts to the resettlement apparatus over the past four years.
For seniors Imanne Mondane and Jourdyhn Williams, the University’s selection of Mike Pence as this year’s Commencement speaker represents an endorsement of the values supported by President Donald Trump, which they said silences certain minority groups. To combat what they believe will be the adverse effects Pence will have on campus, Mondane and Williams launched the #notmycommencementspeaker campaign, which took place throughout the past week and consisted of students “holding a whiteboard in [their] hands with direct quotes from Pence that are racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic,” according to the campaign’s Facebook page. “For me personally, [Pence] represents the larger Trump administration,” Mondane said. “ … his administration represents something, and for many people on our campus, it makes them feel unsafe to have someone who openly is offensive but also demeaning of their humanity and of their life and of their identity.” Courtesy of Imanne Mondane Students participate in a campaign called #notmycommencementspeaker, which aims to demonstrate that Pence is unfit to address 2017 graduates.This visual aspect of this campaign was key to its success, Williams said.“It’s hard getting out there to get people to discussions that you want to be there,” she said. “A lot of times they don’t come until you show them ‘this is my face, this is how it’s affecting me,’ and so we wanted to make sure it was something that impacted everyone, and not just those who are interested in coming to these things.” Mondane said she hopes this event allows students to speak up for their rights.“What we want to do is give a voice to those who have been silenced,” Mondane said.“It’s not even a matter of feeling like they have been silenced — they have been silenced on our campus and in our country,” she said.Williams said not only does Pence represent the policies of the Trump administration, but he takes direct actions that warrant protest.“I know that during his time as governor of Indiana and also during his campaign trail, along with Trump, he has made offensive statements towards minority groups that affect me, like women and African-Americans,” she said. The selection of Pence as graduation speaker also violates the University’s Catholic mission, Williams said.“I feel that is offensive to such a large population here at Notre Dame, and I also believe it goes against certain Catholic Social Teaching, which is something the University likes to broadcast that it stands behind, but it picks and chooses when it wants to stand behind them,” she said.Mondane said she hopes the campaign challenges the dominant narrative that often exists at Notre Dame.“I think that if you could come across to the people of our campus, the professors, the administrators, to [University President Fr. John] Jenkins, it would be amazing,” she said. “Maybe then he would … think and act in regards to the other people on our campus who are not white, conservative Catholics.”Once all the photos have been collected, Mondane and Williams said they will assemble Facebook and Twitter pages to tell the stories of students who participated in the campaign. These pages will “hopefully” serve as the first step in fostering a greater dialogue about Pence’s invitation, Mondane said. “We’re going to have a follow-up discussion in the weeks to come,” Mondane said. “Everyone is welcome to the discussion, and we’re going to have an event and advertise, but we really want to get the voices there who may not agree with us and who may take issue with what we’re doing. We both have an equal platform, and we’re on an equal playing field where one narrative isn’t totally dominant of the other.” Tags: campaign, Catholic Social Teaching, Commencement, Mike Pence
View Comments Broadway.com on Android Attention, Android users: It’s now even easier to stay up-to-date with your favorite Jellicles, snoop on Aaron Tveit’s backstage rituals and keep track of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s post-Hamilton projects. The Broadway.com app is now available for Android! It’s like Pokémon Go, but with 100% more Elphaba.The free app allows you to purchase tickets to the best of the Great White Way and beyond, catch up on all the Broadway buzz and watch exclusive videos featuring your favorite stars of the stage. That means you can hear all about Cynthia Erivo’s Herculean workout regime and then find seats to catch her in action in The Color Purple — all on the very same app.Keep Broadway at your fingertips by downloading the Broadway.com Android App on Google Play. The Apple app is also available for iPhone and iPad through the App Store.
BURLINGTON, VT-Two members of Vermont Federal Credit Unions board of directors were re-elected in its 52nd annual meeting, held during the $140 million asset credit unions annual meeting on Saturday, February 26th, 2005, at the Clarion Hotel in South Burlington.Re-elected to three year terms were:” Curran Spike Robinson-Former representative to the state legislature from Richmond.” Gilbert Tabor- director of the Vermont Service Center of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in St. Albans.Immediately following the annual meeting, the board elected the following officers for the coming year:” Chairman-Curran Spike Robinson” Vice Chairman-Gilbert Tabor” Treasurer-Joseph Finnigan, President/CEO” Secretary-Jean IshamOther members of the board include:” Joan B. Wilson” Jeffrey McDonough” Douglas FisherRe-Elected to three year terms for the Credit Committee were:” Susan Horsford” Robert MahaneyOther members of the committee include:” Paulette Bergeron” Jeffrey Young” Mary Anne LafayetteWHY VERMONT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: VTFCU is a $140 million financial institution, currently serving over 21,000 members. The credit union provides membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Chittenden, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Franklin, Washington, or Addison Counties in Vermont.###
Coxe named president-elect Coxe named president-elect Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Veteran Board of Governors member Henry M. Coxe III has become president-elect designate of The Florida Bar.Coxe filed unopposed to be president-elect for 2005-06. Filing clos ed December 15.Coxe will be sworn in at the June Annual Meeting in Orlando as president-elect when current President-elect Alan Bookman is sworn in as president. Coxe will became president in June 2006.The new president-elect designate declined to list specific challenges to the Bar, but rather referred to the Florida Supreme Court’s 1949 opinion that created The Florida Bar. In that opinion, Coxe said, the court found that “‘we cannot shut our eyes to the fact that, like other institutions of the country, it [the legal profession] is under attack and we have a duty to meet that attack courageously. We think this duty devolves on the Bar as a whole.. . . ’”Coxe continued, “There is really only one issue and that is the protection of the profession and the judiciary while serving the public.”The best way to accomplish that, he added, is by “ensuring for generations to come that the judiciary remains an independent third branch of government, that judges can make decisions independent of public opinion and media judges and the other two branches of government, just as the other two branches of government should be able to operate constitutionaly independently of the judiciary.”To some extent, that involves bucking some current trends. “I marvel at the extent we go to teach our children about the importance of the three branches of government and in reality so many adults can ignore it when it suits their purpose,” Coxe said.Coxe said he is gratified by people who have supported his run, but didn’t expect to be unopposed. “I was really flattered and genuinely surprised,” he said. “I never thought that would happen. I think until you actually undergo it, you don’t realize how fortunate you are.”Coxe has served on the Board of Governors since 1995, and has chaired the Legislative Committee and the Disciplinary Review Committee, among other duties. He is currently the chair of the Special Commission on Lawyer Regulation, which is performing a top-to-bottom review of the Bar’s grievance process.After getting his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of the South, Coxe got his law degree from Washington & Lee University in 1972.He joined the Virginia Bar the same year, and the Florida Bar in 1973, when he also joined the Fourth Circuit State Attorney’s Office, eventually heading up the felony division and the special division that handled complex prosecutions.From 1981 to 1996, Coxe ran his own firm and then in 1996 he joined the firm of Bedell, Dittmar, DeVault, Pillans & Coxe.In a sense, Coxe has already accomplished one notable thing. He is the first attorney who concentrates in criminal defense law to lead the Bar in recent memory.He also has extensive experience in a variety of state and local bar activities. He is a past president of the Jacksonville Bar Association, serves on the board of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, and as a master of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court. Coxe has chaired the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission and served on the First District Court of Appeal JNC, and has also headed the Disciplinary Grievance Committee of the U.S. District Court, Jacksonville Division.Personally, Coxe is known for his love of fishing (“I live to fish”) and for his sense of humor. That was demonstrated in a directory put together for Board of Governors members. While most board members submitted formal portraits of themselves and their families, Coxe sent in a picture of himself in a ball cap and baggy jacket, with his back mostly to the camera and raking trash after a celebration following a four-month trial.Asked in the directory to name his three favorite restaurants, Coxe noted, “I just follow [Bar President] Kelly [Overstreet Johnson] around.” And one thing no one knows about him is that “Years ago, I debated Morton Downey, Jr., live before thousands of drunks. And I still lost the debate.”Coxe and his wife Mary have three children: Katie, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, Matson, a sophomore at Vanderbilt University, and Anne English, a junior at Stanton High School. January 1, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News
Virtually all financial institutions in the world are focused on making their organization ‘more digital’. From overhauling back office operations to leveraging new technologies to increasing customer engagement, the requirement to understand and respond to the needs of the digital consumer has never been greater.We’re not talking about small changes here. In most cases, what’s required is large-scale change that typically takes years to accomplish. It would include new technologies, strategies, processes, skill sets and a complete disruption of legacy organizational structures — moving from a product focus to a consumer focus.This digital transformation cannot occur without the rethinking of the back-office processes banks and credit unions have had in place for decades, including a streamlining of operations and the integration of new data sets. But the most impactful transformation occurs with customer-facing engagement, including products, communication, customer-service tools and marketing strategies. In the end, it is all about creating contextual engagement across multiple channels. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two dozen high school students and four adults were taken to local hospitals after a school bus was involved in a collision with a box truck in Dix Hills on Friday morning.Suffolk County police said the bus—coming from Copiague High School on its way to Wilson Technical Center—was heading eastbound on Seaman Neck Road when it was struck by a southbound truck at the corner of Deer Park Avenue shortly before 8 a.m.The 24 students on the bus, the bus driver and an attendant were all taken to local hospitals as a precaution and for minor injuries, police said. The truck driver and his passenger were also treated for minor injuries at local hospitals.Motor Carrier Safety Section officers impounded the bus and the truck while the investigation into the cause of the crash is continuing, police said.