Last weekend, the Peach Music Festival introduced an exciting new supergroup dubbed RB&B, featuring Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, and Oteil Burbridge. The group was among many last-minute set additions that were tapped to replace Gregg Allman in his headlining sets. The Peach Music Festival Turns Into Weekend Tribute To Gregg Allman [Gallery]With basically no lead time, the impromptu group stuck to space-heavy jazz and grooves, showcasing the drummer, keyboardist, and bassist’s impressive abilities to improvise with one another. The three intrinsically molded together, leaving fans immediately wanting more out of the new group. Thanks to Ted Gakidis, you can listen to the soundboard mix from the truly phenomenal set below:You can also catch Joe Russo and Oteil Burbridge at Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22 alongside members of The String Cheese Incident, The Disco Biscuits, Lettuce, Soulive, Medeski Martin & Wood, Snarky Puppy, Primus, RatDog, Dopapod, and so many more. With over 50 artists, spread across 3 venues, all in one day, this year’s BCA is not to be missed. [Get tickets here][H/T JamBase]
On November 18th and 19th, several of Florida’s top chefs will join with some funk favorites for a two day music and food festival at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. The event, dubbed “A Feast of Funk & Soul Food”, will welcome the third ever incarnation of The Nth Power’s Earth Wind & Power Ft. Jennifer Hartswick, Skerik, Farnell Newton, James Casey, Daniel Sadownick, & Brian Thomas. The weekend will also see a classic Nth Power set, performances from the Jennifer Hartswick Band and the Roosevelt Collier Band, and local favorites The Groove Orient, Leisure Chief and the Scott Campbell Band.Top-notch food will be provided by James Beard award winner and Oprah’s personal chef Art Smith, The NOLA Crawfish King Chris “Shaggy” Davis, Samuel Forbes Edwards of Edwards Brothers BBQ, and Harrison Sapp of St. Simons Island’s Southern Soul Barbeque. This is anything but your typical festival grilled cheese.The event also boasts high quality brews and recreational disc golf. Two dollars of every ticket will go towards music education for local children, and guests may participate in a food drive on site.Get tickets and more info here.On October 22nd, Earth Wind & Power and Roosevelt Collier will perform at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive! Get tickets here.
Last night, Billy Joel continued his now years-long string of monthly shows at Madison Square Garden with a Saturday evening performance featuring plenty of surprises. Joel began the 45th show of his extended residency with a year-apporpriate “Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway), and continued with “Pressure,” “Vienna,” “The Longest Time,” “The Entertainer,” and “Zanzibar.”Billy Joel Dons Yellow Star Of David At MSG As U.S. Neo-Nazi Activity GrowsNext, Joel welcomed his first surprise guest of the night: Paul Simon. Along with his fellow New York native, Joel and his band played a couple of Simon’s fan favorites: “The Boxer” and “Late In The Evening.”You can watch a clip of Simon joining Joel for a rendition of his own “Late In The Evening,” courtesy of YouTube user mrbob424:A few tunes later, as Joel hammed up the intro to his mega-hit “New York State of Mind,” Joel brought out another, more surprising guest: “Ladies and Gentlemen, Miley Cyrus!” Cyrus lent her vocals to a verse of the tune, visibly enjoying singing on this storied stage with the Piano Man.Watch Miley Cyrus emerge to help Joel sing “New York State of Mind” below via The Garden’s Facebook page:Joel had a couple songs left in his main set–including “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” and a closing “Piano Man,”–before returning to the stage for his encore with both Simon and Cyrus in tow. Together, the three led the band through a sing-along rendition of “You May Be Right,” before Joel took the reigns once again, rattling off a string of hits (“We Didn’t Start The Fire,” “Uptown Girl,” “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me,” “Big Shot,” and “Only The Good Die Young”) to close the evening. Watch Paul Simon and Miley Cyrus join Joel for “You May Be Right” to begin the show’s encore below via The Garden’s Facebook page: [h/t – Rolling Stone][Cover photos via Getty/KevinMazur]
Read Full Story The TIAA Institute announced on Jan. 5 that John Beshears, David Laibson, and Brigitte Madrian of Harvard University and James Choi of Yale University have won the 22nd Annual TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security. The Samuelson Award recognizes outstanding research that the private and public sectors can use to maintain and enhance Americans’ financial well-being.The researchers were awarded for their paper “Does Aggregated Returns Disclosure Increase Portfolio Risk-Taking?” which examines previous studies’ findings that participants take more investment risks if they see returns less frequently, see portfolio-level returns, or see long-horizon historical distributions. The authors offer a different perspective that challenges what has been widely accepted about how investor behaviors and disclosure policies impact risk taking.
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Donald Trump’s lawyers says Democrats are using the upcoming Senate impeachment trial as a political “weapon” to bar the former president from seeking office again. Trump attorney David Schoen also tells Fox News that Democrats are pursuing a case that is “undemocratic” and unconstitutional. Trump faces trial before the Senate next week on accusations that he incited a harrowing and deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Whether it is constitutional to put on trial a former president who cannot be removed from an office he no longer holds is a point of contention.
View Comments Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Related Shows Star Files It looks like someone needs to put a quarter in the swear jar over at Eggfartopia. In an interview with ABC News’ Popcorn with Peter Travers, six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald revealed that she’s begun to pick up some of Billie Holiday’s habits after appearing as the legendary jazz singer in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill on Broadway. No, not the drugs and alcohol. “My language started to get bad at home because Billie had a very salty mouth,” McDonald admitted. In the interview, she also opened up about her own troubled past, including a life-threatening case of depression she battled while at Juilliard. Check out the video below and catch McDonald in her history-making performance in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at the Circle in the Square Theatre through September 21. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014 Audra McDonald
Did Penn & Teller’s Teller Just Talk on Air?The single-named Teller, one half of legendary magical duo Penn & Teller, is notorious for not speaking during their act or in TV interviews, leaving it all to his partner Penn Jillette. But during a recent appearance on The Wendy Williams Show, we’re sure we heard Teller talk at 8:05…! Take a look at the video below to assess whether you agree with us, and then see what the pair are conjuring up at the Marquis Theatre in Penn & Teller on Broadway through August 16! Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. First Photo of Benedict Cumberbatch as HamletDeep breaths everyone, we’ve only been waiting months, nay years, for this. We have our first photo of Olivier winner and Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet. Admittedly, he’s just in a striped rehearsal t-shirt and could be doing yoga, but the Sherlock star is also looking very sweet and prince like, no? Directed by Lyndsey Turner, Cumberbatch will begin performances in the Bard’s classic at London’s Barbican Theatre on August 5. Opening night is set for August 25. A member of the Broadway.com team may or not be counting down the hours before seeing the production.Watch Brandy’s Wiz AuditionIt would seem that Brandy Norwood, currently the name on everybody’s lips in Broadway’s Chicago, has her eye on her next role. On a recent subway ride, the Grammy-winning singer conducted a veritable audition for The Wiz, which will soon be telecast on NBC before heading to the Great White Way. We think Brandy’s rendition of “Home” should secure her the part, although her fellow subway riders didn’t seem so sure. Check out the fun video below. View Comments
50SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tyler Atwell Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Top of wallet is a commonly used phrase understood to mean your card is the first to be reached for when a wallet is opened. However, with less wallets being opened and more online purchases being made, the techniques to stay top of wallet have to change as well.The advancements in mobile banking, digital payments and mobile wallets have developed a desire within consumers to want a perfect blend of traditional and digital service. Mobile wallets are gaining more and more traction on a monthly basis with tech savvy members, which can be either a blessing or a curse. While of course having your own digital wallet would be ideal, right now the fight is to be the funding account behind them, and the first task being sure that your card is supported in the types of applications.Apple, Android, and Samsung Pay all have options to put in a credit or debit card at the first launch of the wallets and the ability to add additional card. Just like with a physical wallet however, there is the ability to choose a default card, with varying difficulties of using any other card.Keep in mind that not all purchases even give the consumer the chance to choose a payment option. Putting aside cards that aren’t accepted with certain services, some payments happen without user authorization. Take Uber for example. They have changed the game when it comes to member experiences with payments, but in a way they may hurt any financial institution not fortunate enough to be assigned the sought after primary card position within the app as most transactions take place in the background whenever they take a ride.There are countless instances in which consumers input a card to make a payment one time and either the service assigns it as default, or they never put in another option. So really, instead of competing to be top of wallet, really credit unions are competing to be the only card in wallet. Makes the thought of having to open a wallet to find a card and having to consciously choose to flip past it to find another seem like a dream to some.Traditionally the fight for top of wallet took place on the battlefield of perks, cash back and rewards. Which of course it still is, but is also taking place on another front which may or may not be more difficult; making members aware of what digital services your branch has and supports.New payment options and mobile banking through advances are both good things, providing more ways to engage with members. But that is the bottom line, staying relevant in the digital shift really falls on credit unions’ ability to understand and participate in these new technologies.
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