One new group that we’re beyond excited to catch live this summer is The Claypool Lennon Delirium, merging the sonic prowess of Primus bassist Les Claypool and Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger/John Lennon progeny Sean Lennon. The two have an album, The Monolith of Phobos, due out on June 3rd, before a planned summer tour takes them across the country.With the new album due out, the two have been sharing the occasional single from the release. After releasing a psychedelic lyric video for the song “Cricket & The Genie,” the band has also shared audio for a new tune called “Bubbles Burst.” Dig the out-of-this-world track from The Claypool Lennon Delirium below:Claypool explained earlier this year that he met Lennon on a joint tour and they became friends backstage. “I asked Sean if he’d like to come to Rancho Relaxo and see if we couldn’t get some interesting sounds on tape. Next thing I know he’s staying in my guesthouse over the holidays and we’re drinking vino, hunting mushrooms and throwing musical pasta at the walls.”Lennon added, “The Claypool Lennon Delirium will (gently) melt your face with heart-pounding low-frequency oscillations and interdimensional guitar squeals. We look forward to seeing you very soon.” The feeling is mutual. Learn more about the track and how the unlikely duo came together here.
Whenever Medeski Martin & Wood decide to take the stage, we’re all ears. The elusive trio has spent more time working on individual projects than touring together in recent years, making their live shows that much sweeter. After revealing that they’ll be playing at Red Rocks with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead in April, the band has followed up their announcement with another big one.MMW has revealed plans to headline at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans, LA, playing a late night show post-Jazz Fest on May 4th. The band will also team with Wilco guitarist Nels Cline for the occasion, reviving their famed 2013-14 collaboration that produced Woodstock Sessions Vol. 2. What fun!Cline also helped fill in with Medeski Martin & Wood when bassist Chris Wood was unable to perform earlier this year. You can listen to those shows here. More information about the Jazz Fest late night can be found here.
Two teams of Saint Mary’s women proved the College has a competitive math department when they were recognized at the “The Mathematical Contest in Modeling,” held by the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP). The teams competed from Feb. 18 through Feb. 22 on campus over and submitted their answers online.The results of the international contest were recently announced, and both of the teams representing Saint Mary’s received recognition.The rankings for the competition are Outstanding Winner, Finalist, Meritorious Winner, Honorable Mention, Successful Participant and Unsuccessful Participant, respectively.Senior Mary Zahm and juniors Emily Gore and Ashley Crish were each recognized as a “Meritorious Winner.” Only about 19 percent of teams received this honor this year, Zahm said.She said this was only the third time Saint Mary’s students have been awarded this title since they began competing in this contest. The last time a team received this recognition was in 1998.“Most participants receive a standing of either Successful Participant or Honorable Mention, so to receive the ranking of Meritorious is quite an honor,” Zahm said.Zahm said the contest began when COMAP posted two mathematical questions on its Web site Friday evening, and the teams were given until 8 p.m. the following Monday to send in their answers.“It was largely a team effort,” Zahm said. “One of the main contributions I made was making a trip to the library to pick up some print sources and crunching some of the numbers using our mathematical model. We all helped contribute to the brain work and the writing of the report, and all of our work was done while we were together.”Juniors Meg Griffin and Grace McClurkin and senior Renee Wolbert were designated “Successful Participants.”The students spent the six weeks leading up to the weekend in a course taught by an advisor, Saint Mary’s math professor Bogdan Vajiac.“In this course our advisor, Bogdan Vajiac, reviewed with us various techniques and mathematical topics that might come up in the problems,” Zahm said.Vajiac said he was impressed by his students’ accomplishments.“This competition is international, with more than 2,500 teams participating from all over the world — more than 400 from the U.S.,” Vajiac said. “We are very proud of our students.”Zahm said it was a large effort, but paid off in the end.“It’s a lot of time and effort over one weekend, but I think that I would definitely give it another shot,” Zahm said. “It was certainly rewarding in the end.”
Stage & Screen Cred: Ahn has appeared off-Broadway in Sugar House and Twelfth Night and on screen in Liberal Arts, Blue Bloods, White Collar, Ugly Betty and Louie. “I was a super-intense kid. I wanted to either be a mad scientist or an Olympic figure skater. And I was really into gymnastics, so I would do ridiculous things like tape out the measurements of a balance beam on the carpet and try to teach myself tricks.” The Heidi Chronicles “I went to Yale for history because I never thought I could act as a career. I wanted to go to a school where I could geek out, but also be able to do as much theater as I wanted, and it was perfect for that. I don’t think I’ve ever been as sleep deprived as I was back then.” Related Shows “When I auditioned, I thought, ‘I’m never going to get this job.’ As an Asian-American woman, I can count on two hands the plays in New York I’ve auditioned for. When I got the call, I was living in an illegal basement with no light. It was literally like the heavens opened up: ‘Here’s a gift for you!’” Hometown: Pasadena, CA Age: “Barely legal.” “Even though I’m on Broadway, I still have a day job. The reality of living in this city is pretty grim. I teach and tutor writing, and it’s great. I have wonderful students and it exercises a different part of my brain.” “My grandmother passed away during tech, so the first performance was such a roller coaster of emotions for me. She immigrated here from Korea, and I don’t think she could have ever dreamed her granddaughter would be doing this. Life can be so amazing and so unexpected.” Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 Current Role: A vibrant Broadway debut as Susan Johnston, the outspoken best friend of Heidi Holland (played by Elisabeth Moss) in the new revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles. View Comments “My piano teacher was [playwright] David Henry Hwang’s mother—I studied for 11 years. She had this giant poster of him winning the Tony for M. Butterfly, but at the time, I didn’t even know who he was. She probably wished I practiced piano a little more.”
Leona Lewis View Comments Cats Leona Lewis Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 30, 2017 Shake your tail like it’s 1982! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony-winning musical Cats has officially returned to the Great White Way. The cast performed “Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats,” followed by pop sensation Leona Lewis’ show-stopping “Memory” on Good Morning America on August 4. Weather anchor Ginger Zee was able to enter the junkyard and learn some moves from choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler; he just nabbed a Tony for a little show called Hamilton, by the way—and he says the tuners are very similar! Find out how, enter the junkyard and feast your ears on the videos below! Star Files
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced Friday that eight Vermont communities, as well as the Vermont Department of Public Safety (VDPS), will receive more than $1.32 million in federal grants to help combat crime. The grants will provide police departments across the state with funding for equipment, training other and resources.More than $1 million in grants were awarded through the Department of Justice s Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG). The Byrne program awards competitive grants to state and local jurisdictions to help fight crime in their own communities by addressing individual law enforcement needs. The grants will be used for law enforcement, prevention, education, drug treatment and crime victim programs, as well as for planning, training, evaluation and technology improvement programs. A Byrne grant of nearly $850,000 to VDPS will be used to fund the successful Vermont Drug Task Force. Leahy has also led in securing additional resources for the Task Force, to help address drug-crime issues in Vermont communities. Vermont s law enforcement community has a good record of using this federal partnership help in working to counter crime, said Leahy, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, which oversees the Justice Department. These grants are also help enable cooperation across jurisdictional boundaries. Providing federal assistance for law enforcement to help strengthen our communities and ensure public safety is a sound investment, and these grants will help ensure that our law enforcement officers continue to receive the tools and training needed to keep Vermont safe.Leahy also announced that the Vermont Department of Public Safety has received two additional grants from the Department of Justice totaling more than $160,000. A $100,000 grant from the Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program will help expedite the processing of DNA samples awaiting analysis in Vermont crime labs. The Department of Public Safety has also been awarded an additional $61,000 from Project Safe Neighborhoods, which will be used to target gun crimes. On Monday, Senator Leahy announced more than $1 million in additional federal grants to VDPS from a Leahy-authored provision in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act designed to help rural states prevent and combat crime. So far this fiscal year Vermont has received more than $2.5 million in federal assistance to support state and local law enforcement efforts. Communities receiving funds from the Byrne JAG program include Barre, Bennington, Brattleboro, Burlington, Colchester, Franklin County, Rutland, South Burlington, Springfield, and St. Albans.· Barre: Awarded $12,187 to purchase equipment for the Barre Police Department, including the replacement of aging portable radios.· Bennington: Awarded $24,097 for training in community policing, drug enforcement, special tactics, gang enforcement and child abuse investigations for the Bennington Police Department.· Brattleboro: Awarded $22,158 to provided drug and gang interdiction patrols.· Burlington: Awarded $121,870 to enhance community policing, engage city neighborhoods in crime prevention strategy, provide support to victims of crime, and strengthen its community outreach program, in particular outreach to youth.· Colchester: Awarded $20,219 to update aging communications equipment.· Franklin County: Awarded $15,511 to provide upgraded equipment and uniforms for Franklin County Sheriff s Office dispatchers and officers.· Rutland: Awarded $34,899 to help the city police department purchase communications and surveillance equipment, personal protection equipment, and to cover overtime costs associated with targeted policing efforts and investigations. · South Burlington: Awarded $13,849 to support the South Burlington Police Department s Patrol Rifle Program.· Springfield: Awarded $15,788 to make security enhancements to the police department and officer safety.· St. Albans: Awarded $30,744 to replace aging equipment and expand upon newly created programs, emergency response communications and community partnerships to continue to address the crime trends in St. Albans.· Vermont Department of Public Safety: Awarded $849,901 to fund the Vermont Drug Task Force, a specialized law enforcement unit consisting of both state and local officers established to fight illegal drugs.Source: Leahy’s office. (FRIDAY, August 28, 2009)
Just because they are BFFs does not mean they know everything about each other’s careers! Ryan Lochte and Jonathan Bennett took Us Weekly’s Friendship Quiz, and the results were all over the place.The duo started out strong with correct answers about the 36-year-old Olympian’s number of medals and an iconic fill-in-the-blank quote from the 39-year-old actor’s beloved film Mean Girls. However, things went awry when Bennett tried to list basic swim strokes and Lochte attempted to remember the name of his pal’s character from the 2004 movie.Ryan Lochte and Jonathan Bennett – Advertisement – Watch the video above to see how Lochte and Bennett fared on their friendship test!Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Bennett, meanwhile, explained their connection as “love at first sight” for him. “This chemistry happened immediately. And I remember he picked me to be his partner for the first challenge. … And that’s when it [was] born,” he said. “The hardest I’ve ever laughed in my life was with Ryan.”Reid, 29, is not jealous of their friendship, and neither is the All My Children alum’s partner, Jaymes Vaughan. As Lochte said, “Kayla is actually like, ‘I’m glad you’re talking to someone else but me.’”- Advertisement – Although the competitive swimmer could not recall the moniker (Aaron Samuels, by the way), he is a fan of the classic flick. “It’s a weird thing, and [Lochte’s wife] Kayla [Rae Reid] was texting me about it — like, ‘The only way Ryan Lochte can fall asleep at night is if we put Mean Girls on to, like, soothe him so he falls asleep so he hears you guys talking,’” Bennett quipped.The athlete even brought up the Mean Girls “burn book” when he incorrectly guessed what happens if a character in the movie does not follow the clique’s dress code. “Don’t you get banned into a book?” he asked. “Like, a shame book?” While the correct response was “You can’t sit with us,” Bennett agreed to “give him credit” for remembering the book, noting: “You were so close.”Ryan Lochte and Jonathan Bennett Broadimage/Shutterstock; Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/ShutterstockLochte and Bennett met while appearing on season 2 of Celebrity Big Brother in 2019. “As soon as he came in, I’m like, ‘Dude, like, this guy’s awesome.’ And I immediately was drawn to him,” the New York native told Us. “Then we had to be partners.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Things seemed to be improving, but Mr. Sierra Macias took a turn for the worse. He was 49.Mr. Alvarado said it was difficult to contend with such loss even as people around him seemed not to be taking the virus seriously, believing it was being overhyped or thinking, somehow, that it was not dangerous.- Advertisement – Still, hospitals are now filling with patients, threatening the limits of medical systems in some regions. More than 68,000 people are in the hospital with the virus, greater than two earlier peaks in the spring and summer. Even the best medicines and techniques lose their usefulness if too many people get sick at the same time, taxing staffing and supplies.“When you’ve overwhelmed the health care system, nobody is going to get optimal care,” said Dr. Jessica Justman, an epidemiologist at Columbia University. “It seems like people think the news are overthinking, overtalking,” said Mr. Alvarado, who said he was waiting for paperwork to send his father-in-law’s body for burial in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, where cemeteries are running out of room. “You don’t realize the situation until you live through it.”Improved medical treatments for the virus have emerged in the months since it first arrived in the United States, offering hope that even if cases soared before a vaccine was available, deaths might be held off.A steroid, dexamethasone, has been shown to help the seriously ill; a new antibody treatment, similar to a therapy given to President Trump shortly after he contracted the coronavirus, just won emergency approval from the Food and Drug Administration; and doctors now know to turn patients on their sides to improve oxygen flow, one of the many best practices that have emerged over months of contending with Covid-19. The case fatality rate — a crude measure that looks at the share of people who die out of those who are known to have tested positive — has fallen throughout the pandemic, according to public health experts.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
With the solemn signing of the Agreement on cooperation on the project “House of frescoes in Draguć“, danas je u Draguću započela nova faza valorizacije Kuće fresaka od strane potpisnika sporazuma – Istarske županije (Upravni odjel za kulturu i Upravni odjel za turizam), Općine Cerovlje, Turističke zajednice središnje Istre te Povijesnog i pomorskog muzeja Istre.The house of frescoes was opened in the old school in Draguć in 2015, thanks to the Revitas II project, which was a joint project of the Istria County and the Municipality of Cerovlje, while the Veneto Region and the Ministry of Culture later joined. Namely, since the Revitas II project was completed, the County of Istria initiated the signing of the Agreement with partners in order to not only continue the story of the frescoes of Istria, but also to further enrich it.That is how one respects one’s culture and heritage, and investing in this and similar stories is never a cost, but an investment. Congratulations to the County of Istria on this move and the continuation of the story of the House of Frescoes.As the Istrian prefect Valter Flego pointed out, the common interest of all signatories of the Agreement is an even stronger connection between culture and tourism, the development and professionalization of cultural tourism and the promotion and sustainability of cultural sights of the Istrian County. “The House of Frescoes and the Agreement we are signing today is a unique way of developing a cultural and tourist product and an example to others of how to strengthen cultural tourism.”, Said the Istrian County Prefect, emphasizing that the Master Plan of Tourism of the County highlights cultural tourism as an important segment of the tourist offer of Istria.”Naše je opredjeljenje razvijati turizam koji nije ovisan isključivo o ljetnim mjesecima te o istarskom priobalju te koji nam omogućuje ulazak na nova tržišta i stvara nove motive dolaska gostiju. Siguran sam da je Kuća fresaka vrijedan kulturno-turistički proizvod u koji se itekako isplatilo ulagati te ćemo kroz ovaj Sporazum nastaviti obogaćivati njezinu ponudu u još širem smislu”, Said the prefect Flego, adding that in the last four years, 2 million kuna has been invested in the House of Frescoes.The head of the House of Frescoes Sunčica Mustač, which operates as a separate department within the History and Maritime Museum of Istria, presented numerous program activities that will take place in the next two years and stressed that the House of Frescoes is open to all visitors. Sanja Kantaruti gave a presentation on the topic of cultural tourism in Central Istria.The intention of the project partners is that the House of Frescoes in Draguć operates as a Center for Frescoes, which is run as a separate department at the History and Maritime Museum of Istria in Pula. The House of Frescoes will become a center for research, protection and presentation of wall paintings throughout Istria, as a digital database of all wall paintings, and other works of art and cultural monuments related to sites with wall paintings and as logistical support to experts and scientists.