Roger Waters Plays Free Show For Over 200,000 In Mexico City [Full Video]

first_imgFormer Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters played a free concert at Mexico City’s Plaza de la Constitución last night to a crowd of over 200,000 people. The over two-hour performance saw Waters and his band take on a 25-song set of Pink Floyd classics and songs penned by the socio-political activist.As is typical during a Waters show, the fiery bassist took shots at various political figures, including well-deserving human punching bag and class clown Donald Trump. Watch a video of the entire performance below, which includes hits such as “Time,” “Fearless,” “Run Like Hell”, and “Comfortably Numb”:[Video courtesy of Live Concerts]Roger Waters Setlist – Mexico City, Mexico – 10/1/16:Speak to MeBreatheSet the Controls for the Heart of the SunOne of These DaysTimeBreathe (Reprise)The Great Gig in the SkyMoneyUs and ThemFearlessShine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)Welcome to the MachineHave a CigarWish You Were HerePigs on the Wing 1Pigs on the Wing 2DogsPigs (Three Different Ones)The Happiest Days of Our LivesAnother Brick in the Wall Part 2MotherRun Like HellBrain DamageEclipseEncore:Comfortably Numb[via Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason To Discuss “Early Years” In Live Unveiling Event

first_imgThis Friday, November 11th, a massive box set chronicling the earliest years of Pink Floyd’s career will be released. Titled The Early Years 1965-1972, the new collection will look at all of Floyd’s work before their seminal The Dark Side Of The Moon album. With unreleased music, videos and more, the box set looks to be the most definitive collection of early Floyd yet.With such an exciting release on the way, drummer Nick Mason will be involved with an unveiling for the new box set. The live event will feature a screening of unreleased material and a chat with Mason, all building up to the album’s release. The event is set for November 9th at 6:30 PM in UK time, which is 2:30 PM Eastern.You can find the stream of this event in the YouTube below. Enjoy!The full contents of the Early Years box set can be seen below.27 DISC COLLECTION ON CD/DVD/BLU-RAY INCLUDES:+ Many hours of rare and unreleased music & video+ 14 Hours of video includes restored footage+ original 4.0 Quad mixes / BBC sessions/live recordings+ rare tracks including more than 20 previously unreleased+ historic TV performances, live concerts and 3 feature films+ Remixed 5.1 audio for ‘Live At Pompeii’ footage+ collectable memorabilia+100+ photos, most previously unseen+ early singles + B sides on CD & vinyl* 7 book-style packages, each with multiple discs. 6 are dedicated to a specific period and include related memorabilia and many unseen photos.* Box bonus package includes collector’s audio and video. Box includes bonus larger replica memorabilia (posters, flyers, etc.) plus 5 x reissued replica 7″ singles, mastered from the original analogue tapes.ALSO AVAILABLE ON 11TH NOVEMBER 2016:+ 2-CD/Download/Streaming set – ‘The Early Years – CRE/ATION 1967-1972’* The 6 year-specific packages will be made available in early 2017. The bonus package and larger memorabilia is exclusive to this box set.last_img read more

Watch Lotus & SunSquabi Join Forces For An Hourlong VIP Improv Jam At Camp Bisco [Pro-Shot]

first_imgIn mid-July, Camp Bisco returned with a vengeance, taking over Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Montage Mountain for three wild nights. With The Disco Biscuits hosting the festival and performing six sets, Camp Bisco reflects the band’s sensibilities, bringing together high-profile artists from both the jam and electronica scenes. Of course, live jamtronica was well represented at the festival this year, with other improv-oriented, electronic-inspired live bands like STS9 and Lotus also making the cut for this year’s headliners alongside high-profile DJs and producers like Bassnectar, Excision, and Tipper.Both Lotus and Colorado’s electrofunk trio SunSquabi were on hand at Camp Bisco this year, both of whom are veterans of the nationally renowned music festival. Late night on Friday (technically Saturday morning), the two fan-favorite acts teamed up for a special collaborative improv set for Camp Bisco’s VIP attendees. Reflecting both band’s penchant for stretching jams and savoring funk-fueled grooves, Lotus and SunSquabi’s joint set was a welcome performance for fans at Camp who leaned more heavily toward the jam side of things.You can check out an hour-fifteen-minute video from Lotus and SunSquabi’s joint VIP set at Camp Bisco 2018 below, which was shot and edited by Sam Silkworth of Silky Shots with sound mixed by Ryan Dell. Enjoy! [Video: Samuel Silkworth]last_img read more

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, & St. Vincent Teaming Up For “Malibu Love Sesh” Benefit Concert In Hollywood

first_imgThree of the biggest names in contemporary rock music will come together and perform at an upcoming show benefiting victims of the horrific wildfires that recently engulfed southern California. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, and St. Vincent will all headline the “Malibu Love Sesh” benefit concert at the Hollywood, CA’s Palladium next month on January 13th. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Malibu Foundation, a charity which focuses on providing emergency relief and rebuilding the communities which were impacted by the Woolsey Fire, and destroyed a reported 1,600+ structures as well as killing three people back in early November.Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea shared a statement about their upcoming participation with the philanthropic event to his Instagram late Thursday night,We the Red Hot Chili Peppers are happy oh so happy and thankful that we can help out a little bit with those who lost so much in the Woolsey fire,” the bassist said in a lengthy statement. “The destructive effects of climate change are ongoing and will be difficult for us human beings to deal with. Love is the only thing that can help us. Love each other, love the earth, let’s be there for each other. Come on down and join us red hots, Beck, and St. Vincent and let’s put some energy into helping out those in need. And let’s party our asses off too.Related: Red Hot Chili Peppers Set To Record A New Album, Says Anthony KiedisThe Chili Peppers previously announced their return to Australia and New Zealand early next year for a run of international tour performances in continuing support of the rock band’s 2016 studio album, The Getaway. The band’s drummer, Chad Smith, recently lent a helping hand as part of Will Farrell‘s “Best Night Of Your Life” benefit concert along with Jerry Seinfeld, Duff McKagan, and Brad Paisley at Hollywood’s Greek Theatre back in early October.The Malibu Foundation was co-founded by southern California resident and pop singer Miley Cyrus as an extension of her Happy Hippie Foundation, along with the help some of her famous friends and neighbors.Tickets for the one-night event go on sale this today at 10 a.m. (PST) here.last_img read more

Your grandparents’ Tea Party

first_img“The Rant” took place on Feb. 19, 2009, less than a month after President Barack Obama’s inauguration. CNBC host Rick Santelli denounced the federal mortgage assistance program on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as an effort to “subsidize the losers,” and thus was an affront to the nation’s founding principles.Santelli called for “another tea party” like the one that helped to spur the American Revolution, and within days protesters took to the streets. By the fall, hundreds of Tea Party groups had sprung up across the country. A year later, the movement fostered a conservative surge in the 2010 congressional elections.To conservatives, the Tea Partiers are patriots; to liberals, they’re a scourge on progress and civil society. Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, used different words to describe the activists to undergraduates gathered at Sever Hall Wednesday: grandma and grandpa.“These are older men and women, almost all white, a little better educated than typical Americans,” she said. “Their homes are modest size, with pictures of the grandkids. They’re regular white, middle-class people.”Skocpol’s remarks came during a lecture on her most recent book, “The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism,” written with Harvard Ph.D. candidate and co-presenter Vanessa Williamson. The discussion was one in a series of twice-daily book talks by Harvard faculty and alumni during Wintersession programming. Although targeted primarily to undergraduates, the talks were open to the University community.Skocpol and Williamson attended Tea Party meetings and interviewed scores of members in Massachusetts, Virginia, and Arizona. Their research indicated three main forces behind the movement’s success: grassroots activism, funding from wealthy conservative advocacy groups, and publicity from right-leaning broadcasters.“The movement is partially from above, partially from below, and partially a product of right-wing media,” Skocpol said.The Tea Party’s origins are legitimately grassroots, Skocpol said. Its members are passionate and well-informed. Many members have been involved in politics since the 1960s.“These are ordinary men and women who teach themselves about issues and come up with ways to pressure lawmakers in districts and states,” she said. “They have been conservative-minded for their whole lives. Many first got involved in politics during the Goldwater era. Others have been active in the Republican Party on the conservative side, or Christian conservative groups.”Tea Partiers hate “big government” and want to reduce government, she said. At the same time, most of the people Skocpol and Williamson interviewed received Social Security checks, were enrolled in Medicare, and/or collected veterans’ benefits. Skocpol said Tea Partiers knew that their benefits were expensive and, contrary to popular perception, thought that these federal programs were legitimate.“They think that government spending is OK as long as it’s for people who’ve worked all their lives and earned the benefits,” she said. “They speak of themselves as hard-working Americans who deserve all they’re getting from society.”Skocpol said that the activists saw “moochers” and the government programs that supported them as the source of the country’s problems. They often identified these “freeloaders” as lower-income people of color or young people. They saw food stamps, Medicaid, and even Pell Grants as unearned benefits sought by people who were unwilling to work. More than either of these groups, however, Tea Partiers directed their ire at immigrants.“Illegal immigration looms very large in the minds of the grassroots Tea Party movement as a threat to America,” Skocpol said. “That’s true here in Massachusetts as well as in Arizona. It doesn’t seem to matter how many immigrants are actually there in the local area. Illegal immigrants are not resented because they take work from Americans; they’re resented because they use services like education and health care, and ‘real’ Americans like the Tea Partiers will have to pay taxes to cover those benefits.”While the grassroots origins of the movement may be authentic, its expansion and success, Skocpol and Williamson said, are largely the product of funding from professionally run conservative advocacy groups and publicity from right-leaning media outlets. Americans for Prosperity, funded by the wealthy Koch brothers, leveraged the Tea Party to promote an ultra-free market agenda and to assail Obama. Fox News got the word out about the location of rallies and provided information on how to contact organizers. Above all, conservative media gave a sense of solidarity and effectiveness to Tea Party groups dispersed across the country.“Conservative political action committees saw a good thing erupt in 2009, and joined with right-wing media leaders in cheerleading, pushing, leveraging the grassroots protesters to effect change within the Republican Party,” Skocpol said. “Their goal was to move the GOP further to the right in policy terms, and to prevent moderates from getting elected, and from compromising with Democrats if they got there. The right-wing media helped to give scattered protesters and groups the sense that they were in something big together and could affect national politics.”Although Republicans rode the Tea Party wave to electoral success in 2010 and may again in 2012, Skocpol and Williamson say that the movement creates major problems for the GOP long term. In the decades ahead, the American electorate is likely to include more of the people whose perceived interests the Tea Party appears to oppose most vehemently: the young, people of color, and immigrants. For now, though, conservative activists are well-organized, well-funded, and have the time and means to put enormous pressure on elected officials. Moreover, Skocpol said Tea Partiers could be a force in American politics for years.“Many of these people are in their late 50s or early 60s,” she said. “They’re on Medicare. They’re going to be around for a while.”After the talk, John Pulice ’15 said that he appreciated the chance to hear a member of the faculty talk about her work in a way somewhat different from a classroom, and added that the discussion taught him a lot about the Tea Party in his home state of Virginia.“It was interesting to hear what the activists were saying in order to understand my own state better,” he said, “and to learn what the Tea Party is outside of our stereotypes of it.”Freshman Sarah Coughlon agreed, saying, “The image of the TP is the guy in the Paul Revere outfit, and it’s not. It’s your grandma.”last_img read more

Joshua Henry & Colin Donnell in Uniform! Duo to Play Soldiers in Violet Opposite Sutton Foster

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 10, 2014 Sutton Foster Related Shows View Comments They’re on their way! The forthcoming Broadway production of Violet has found its leading men. Colin Donnell and Tony nominee Joshua Henry have joined the Roundabout Theatre Company production as Monty and Flick respectively. The duo will star alongside headliner Tony winner Sutton Foster in the production, which will begin performances at the American Airlines Theatre on March 28. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the musical will play a limited engagement through August 10, with opening night set for April 20. The Roundabout production of Violet will be based on the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center concert in 2013, which also starred Foster and Henry and was directed by Silverman. Donnell has appeared on Broadway in Anything Goes and Jersey Boys. His other stage credits include Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Merrily We Roll Along and Follies. Donnell’s film and TV credits include Every Secret Thing and Pan Am. Henry was nominated for a Tony for his performance in The Scottsboro Boys. Other Broadway credits include Porgy and Bess, American Idiot, In the Heights and Bring It On. His screen credits include Army Wives, Kings and Sex and the City. Full casting for Violet’s Broadway incarnation will be announced shortly. Violet Star Files Colin Donnell Violet tells the story of a young woman’s quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Facially disfigured in a childhood accident, Violet (Foster) dreams of a miraculous transformation through the power of faith. Convinced that a televangelist in Oklahoma can heal her, she hops a Greyhound bus and starts the journey of a lifetime. Along the way, Violet forms unlikely friendships with her fellow riders, who teach her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider. Joshua Henrylast_img read more

LandVest Opens Manchester Center Office

first_imgLandVest Opens Manchester Center, Vermont OfficeManchester Center, VT LandVest, Inc., located at 39 Bonnet Street in Manchester Center, specializes in the marketing of luxury homes, land, and estates. With offices throughout the Northeast, including professionals in real estate sales, consulting and appraisal, land planning, forestry services, graphics, advertising, business and finance, LandVest has become the premier advisor and problem solver for owners of unique properties.Robert McCafferty, Senior Project Manager and Principle Broker, has held a Vermont Brokers license since 1965 and, in addition, has 23 years of corporate and commercial real estate experience in New Jersey. Howard McNally, Project Manager and sales associate, recently joined the LandVest team after serving as COO of Consumer Services for AT&T, adding an in-depth knowledge of consumer communications and marketing to the team.The world of fine properties is a small community. LandVest understands this and tailors its services to the requirements of the client – whether that means aggressive international marketing or the most confidential and discreet disposition or consulting services. If you are considering selling or purchasing real estate, wish to protect your property, preserve it for the next generation, or learn more about timberland investing, please call us to learn more about LandVest’s services or visit us at www.landvest.com(link is external).last_img read more

Editor’s Letter: I Like Big Butt

first_imgBig Butt is a 5,980-foot summit in Big Ivy, a section of Pisgah that’s home to the second-most old-growth forest and rare wildlife in the region. It’s a powerful place of big trees and big water.Unfortunately, Big Butt and nearly all of Big Ivy’s 13,980 acres may soon be open to logging.Big Ivy is a mountain biking mecca, fly fishing oasis, trail running hotspot, climbing paradise, and a hiker’s wet dream: cascades, creeks, and swimming holes abound in Big Ivy, including 70-foot Douglas Falls.Big Ivy also includes classic outdoor destinations like Craggy Gardens, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Mountains to Sea Trail. Big Ivy’s panoramic vistas, hiking and mountain biking trails, climbing rocks, and waterfalls are some of the most beloved in the Blue Ridge.Why is such a popular and precious recreation spot being targeted for logging? Simply put: We are being outshouted.The timber industry, along with a small but vocal faction of deer and grouse hunters, want a lot more logging in national forests. They have been vocal in Forest Service planning sessions. Most of us recreation lovers have been too busy or blissed out to attend.A handful of locals have also been clamoring to cut Big Ivy, mistakenly thinking that logging will bring jobs. At best, logging would offer only a few short-term jobs and leave behind a scarred legacy.The best source of jobs for this region will not come from cutting old-growth forests, marring our scenic vistas, and polluting our pristine mountain streams.Tourism and recreation are the biggest job creators in the Blue Ridge today. Protecting our forests from short-term, short-sighted logging is the best hope for long-term prosperity. In the Pisgah Ranger District last year, recreation provided over five times more revenue than logging.Until recently, we outdoor enthusiasts have been too busy enjoying our forests to speak up for them. As a result, the Forest Service issued a timber industry-friendly proposal late last year that would have opened over 70 percent of Big Ivy and Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest lands to commercial logging.Thankfully, outdoor enthusiasts rallied. Hikers turned out in droves to protest proposed logging on Bluff Mountain near Hot Springs. And in February, over 300 outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists turned out at a community meeting with the Forest Service in an overwhelming show of support for protecting Big Ivy’s forest.The next day, the Forest Service called for a do-over. They plan to scrap their original Pisgah-Nantahala proposal and start over.We’ve been given a second chance. Let’s not miss this opportunity to speak for the trees and the trails. One million acres of public lands depend on our voices being heard.last_img read more

Avian flu hits Gaza Strip, West Bank, Jordan

first_imgMar 24, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Avian influenza spread quickly in the Middle East this week, with news of a poultry outbreak in the Gaza Strip two days ago followed by outbreaks in the occupied West Bank yesterday and in Jordan today. The outbreaks followed the discovery of poultry cases in Israel last week.In the Gaza Strip, tests were run after chickens were found dead on Mar 22 at two sites, one on the south edge of the small Palestinian territory and one in the central part, according to reports from BBC News and the online edition of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.Tests first confirmed the presence of the H5N1 virus in the village of Juhr al-Dik, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report. Today, authorities said tests had identified the virus in chickens that died in the southern town of Rafah, AFP reported.In the Israeli-occupied West Bank, the virus was identified yesterday in the Jewish settlement of Beqaot on the Jordan River, according to an AFP report citing information from the Israeli agriculture ministry. A Haaretz report said dozens of turkeys were found dead on a farm there.The newspaper said authorities began culling poultry yesterday on the four farms within 3 kilometers of the outbreak site.Jordan, neighbor to Israel and the West Bank, announced today it had discovered the H5N1 virus in three turkeys in the northern governorate of Ajlun, according to another AFP report.”The results of laboratory tests have shown that the birds had the H5N1 strain of bird flu,” Health Minister Saeed Darwazeh was quoted as saying. “There are no suspected cases in human beings.” He added that culling of poultry within 3 kilometers of the outbreak site had already begun.Agriculture Minister Akef al-Zohbi said 22 people who live on the farm and had contact with the birds were tested for the virus, with negative results, according to AFP.The story said the government planned to vaccinate all poultry with 5 kilometers of the affected farm, under an avian flu response plan established 6 months ago.Israeli and Jordanian officials believe migratory birds brought avian flu to the region, according to AFP. Officials in Jordan say an estimated 5 million migratory birds fly over the Jordan Valley and the surrounding region.In Israel, authorities have destroyed about 1.2 million birds on 13 farms since the first H5N1 outbreak was found last week, according to a Reuters report today.In other news, the World Health Organization (WHO) said China has agreed to share up to 20 virus samples from poultry felled by avian flu, according to a Mar 22 AFP report. The samples are to be studied in WHO reference laboratories.Julie Hall, a WHO official in Beijing, said the samples were expected to be sent within days, or weeks at most, according to the story.The last time China supplied any poultry virus samples was in 2004, when it provided just five, the report said. Hall said China’s health ministry has been sharing virus samples from human cases, but the agriculture ministry has been less cooperative in supplying poultry samples.Hall said part of the difficulty is that Chinese scientists want to complete research on the viruses they collect and receive credit for it. The WHO and the Chinese have negotiated an agreement that will give the scientists recognition and involve them in subsequent research, she reported.She said the WHO hopes the agreement will mark the beginning of regular sharing of virus samples from poultry.last_img read more

Why did Istrian tourism workers go on a study trip to Mallorca? The reason is simple – to learn from the better ones

first_imgThe point of the story: read, educate yourself, ask questions, travel, invest in knowledge and know-how, research because that is the only way to develop, both as individuals and as a society and profession. Photo: Istria Bike Reason? They learn from the better again. To correct myself immediately does not mean that others are better than us in all segments, there are always good and bad examples and experiences in the field. It is good to see some ideas and examples that are bad, so that we ourselves would not repeat them or confirm our doubts about some concepts. Sometimes an idea is great on paper and in your head, but it doesn’t work on the field. But it’s all school. But the most important thing is to think and deal with market development. The road is never a straight highway from point A to point B, but always winding and with a lot of challenges. What is a great example is that for years they have invested in the development of winemaking and olive oil as well as the development of cycling tourism, aware of their challenges and potential, but they have learned from others. They learned from the successful, toured all over Europe, raised quality, technology, invested and hired domestic and foreign experts, called foreign experts to Istria, etc.… but the main message of this story is that they saw positive and negative practical examples, consulted with experts (invested in knowledge), and did what they think is best in their field. / / / OPERATIONAL CYCLOTURISM DEVELOPMENT PLAN OF ISTRIA COUNTY FOR THE PERIOD FROM 2019 TO 2025 But let’s get back to the story. Organized by the Istrian Development Tourist Agency, representatives of tourist organizations visited bike friendly hotel, and get acquainted with the special offer that the hotel has for its cycle guests – bicycle storage, bicycle rental and repair service, availability of emergency medical care and more. Istria is an example of how the market should develop. 13 years ago, they defined the vision and development strategy, founded IRTU (Istrian Development Tourist Agency), Vinistra Association, which brings together most winemakers, etc.… and what is the common denominator of this story is market development. As part of the study trip, a guided bicycle tour was organized for the representatives, as part of which they toured part of the island by bicycle. They could see many while driving bike friendly places like cafes and restaurants that have a place to store bicycles and a special offer for cyclists. “Despite the fact that Mallorca is a completely different destination from Istria, and almost exclusively develops road cycling, it was interesting to see their signalization, road bike paths and the attitude of other road users towards cyclists, which is at a high level.”, Said Slavica Tobok Kandic, director of IRTA doo Interestingly, Mallorca attracts annually over 90 cyclists which extend the season to that Balearic island, and it is mainly about the Germans who have their own agencies around the island that offer rental and repair of equipment as well as guided bike tours, among which the most famous Huerzeler. If we can learn from someone about the development of cycling tourism in Croatia, it is certainly Istria. Investigate Istria Bike a website specifically for cycling tourism. But the success is not accidental, behind it is a whole team of people who have been cleverly building the whole story around cycling tourism for years. The “Operational Plan for the Development of Cyclotourism in the County of Istria for the Period from 2019 to 2025” was recently presented. Investigate it in the attachment. Thus, Margarita Picornell from the Regional Department of Tourism, which is in charge of all the Balearic Islands, introduced the representatives in general to the development of tourism in the Balearics, the basic goals and management, but also the promotion of tourism products. It is interesting to note that due to the mass tourism that happened to them, the Balearics are systematically turning to sustainable and eco-tourism, not promoting the sun and the sea anymore, but exclusively before and after the season under the slogan “Better in winter”. This is supported by the massive one-day bike event “Mallorca 312”, which for ten years in a row on the last Saturday in April attracts 8000 participants to the island, while the entire Balearic Islands annually generates revenue of 90 million euros from cycling tourism alone. This is the second in a series of study trips organized by the Bike & Outdoor Department within the Istrian Development Tourist Agency, all with the aim of learning about examples of good practice, expanding horizons and trying to implement good solutions in the local area. Istria has long turned to itself and its resources, ie to keep its development under its hands, and not to wait for the State, and for years it has been slowly but surely and smartly developing. Today they are where they are – the best tourist region in Croatia. But the success did not come overnight and years of effort, education, various challenges and development were invested in it. A short introduction to a new story in which tourism workers again sought practical examples and experiences from others outside their borders. Thus, representatives of the Istrian tourist boards, the County Department of Tourism, and hotel companies visited the Spanish island of Mallorca last week to get acquainted with the example of good practice in the development and promotion of cycling tourism. Since Mallorca is a destination that can be reached almost exclusively by plane, this has proven to be a very successful business, so agencies in some places on the island in the high season can rent up to 1000 bikes a day. Several presentations of public and private sector organizations were organized for the representatives. last_img read more