Watch Umphrey’s McGee Jam With Horn Section On New Year’s Eve

first_imgFor their New Year’s Eve performance at the Fillmore Auditorium, rockers Umphrey’s McGee welcomed back the Mad Dog’s Filthy Little Secret horn section for a monumental celebration. Umphrey’s has collaborated with the horn players in years past, and the reunion was certainly welcomed by the fans.Check out this horn-fueled performance of “Wife Soup” below, thanks to YouTube user Kyle Miller:You can also watch “Bridgeless > Puppet Strings” from this show as well:Check the full setlist below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO – 12/31/15Set I: Bathing Digits > Wappy Sprayberry > Puppet String, Mad Love, Bridgeless > Puppet String, Women, Wine & Song*, Speak Up*&Set II: Bad Friday, Wife Soup*, Red Tape*, Make It Right, Ringo > Blackbird (Beatles) jam > Educated Guess, Example 1*, Tempted*%Set III: Bright Lights, Big City* > Auld Lang Syne*, JaJunk > Bittersweet Haji > JaJunk, Push the Pig* > Space Funk Booty, Ignition*$, 40’s ThemeEncore: Much Obliged > Bridgeless, Christmas In Hollis*#* = W/ Mad Dog’s Filthy Little Secret& = debut% = debut cover by Squeeze$ = debut cover by R Kelly# = debut cover by Run DMClast_img read more

Marvin Gaye Spices Up “The Star-Spangled Banner” At NBA All-Star Game, On This Day In 1983 [Watch]

first_imgAmerica’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”, has given music fans many reasons to laugh, cry, cheer, or even kneel over the years, but no one turned the performance of the patriotic tune into one hell of a sexy time quite like Marvin Gaye did during the 1983 NBA All-Star Game at The Forum in Inglewood, CA.On February 13th, 1983, the NBA’s best gathered at the Los Angeles arena for the 33rd All-Star Game between Eastern and Western Conferences. Unbeknownst to those in attendance that night, all would eventually leave the game as winners after experiencing Gaye’s sensualized rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner”. Accompanied by only a drum-machine (high-tech equipment in 1983) Gaye turned all of The Forum into a baby-making palace of soul with his pre-game performance that still has yet to be topped.Related: Marvin Gaye To Be Featured On Postal Stamp For 80th BirthdayIn front of a packed house of world-class athletes, celebrities, and fans, Gaye walked up to the mic at center court in a stylish suit and sunglasses combination and delivered maybe the best version of the old song in American sports history that even George Washington wooden teeth and all could have gotten down with.Revisit Marvin Gaye’s exceptional performance of America’s national anthem below.Marvin Gaye – “The Star-Spangled Banner” – 2/13/83[Video: Bob T]last_img read more

CSLC introduces language element to Humans Vs Vampires

first_imgBeginning today, Notre Dame’s campus will be the site of an epic battle between humans and vampires.Tuesday marks the first day of the annual Humans vs. Vampires game, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC). According to Joachim Castellano, technology and administrative program manager for the CSLC, the game will run through Saturday and ends with an awards ceremony Sunday.“Basically, it’s a game of tag,” Castellano said. “There are two teams, the Humans and the Vampires, and every student who participates will be assigned to one team. [Each team] has to kill each other. There are five missions throughout the games that take place at night, so [students] will see a lot of people running around shooting NERF guns at each other.”According to Castellano, this is the second year the CSLC has sponsored the event. Before the CSLC took over the event, it was sponsored by the Student Activities Office (SAO), he said.Denise Ayo, assistant director for academic programs for the CSLC, said after the center took over the game, they began to incorporate foreign language elements into game play.“For example, [players] receive clues or directions in, for example, German or another foreign language offered at Notre Dame,” Ayo said. “Last year, they had [a mission] where you had to take a big heavy box of dirt across campus. When the humans arrived to figure out their mission, the person there to describe the mission only spoke Korean. So they were sitting there talking in Korean. Also, there are hidden items that will help [members of the team] and give [players] immunity, but the riddles to find [these items] will be in a foreign language.”Originally Humans vs. Zombies was played on Notre Dame’s campus, Ayo said. However, after the CSLC became involved with the game, the center changed the game to Humans vs. Vampires, as Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is one of the most widely translated texts in the world.“You can find ‘Dracula’ in Catalan, German, French — all the languages we teach and have instructors here that speak the language,” she said. “That’s why we made the switch from zombies to vampires.”According to Ayo, the “Dracula” aspect of the game and the foreign language aspect of the game intersect throughout play time and during the awards ceremony.“[The game] culminates in a public reading of Dracula in the various languages, which is really exciting,” Ayo said. “It’s the biggest event where students can really interact with the professors. We have professors reading from the texts, we have peer tutors reading from the text, we have foreign language teaching assistants reading from the texts. It’s a great way to integrate students who don’t come into [the CSLC] normally and they come to get their awards and pizza and talk about the game and then they are exposed to foreign language.”Castellano said the main goal of the CSLC is to get students involved with foreign languages. Though the foreign language requirement varies depending on a student’s college, the CSLC wants to engage all students in the study of languages, and this game is a way for the CSLC to reach out to every student, regardless of their language requirement, or lack thereof.“We want students to be passionate about learning a foreign language, so we try to expose students to learning and practicing a language outside of the classroom,” Castellano said. “For anyone who really takes up a foreign language, there are a lot of opportunities to fall in love with it when you are using it in real life. It becomes less of an academic exercise and more like something that is part of everyday life.”By incorporating elements of foreign language into a fun game, Castellano said he believes the center can reach more students.“This event creates a space to use languages in a game-like environment, and we are basically trying to say to Notre Dame students that learning a language is a lot of fun — it is more than what you do in the classroom, and it can open up your world to different opportunities in your life,” he said. “It might start with a Humans vs. Vampires game, but hopefully it will inspire students to study foreign language more deeply and it may lead them to a future career or future life.”Tags: CSLC, Dracula, German, language, vampires, zombieslast_img read more

Michelle Williams, Brian Cox, Elton John & More Broadway Alums Win 2020 Golden Globe Awards

first_img Brian Cox A slew of stage stars were honored for their work on-screen at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 2020 Golden Globe Awards on January 5. Ricky Gervais hosted the event from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. The ceremony was broadcast live on NBC. Among the winners was Tony nominee Michelle Williams (Blackbird) for her performance as Gwen Verdon in Fosse/Verdon, Brian Cox (The Great Society) for his turn on Succession and Tony-winning director Sam Mendes (The Ferryman) for helming 1917 (which also took home the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Drama). Reneé Zellweger earned a Golden Globe for her turn as stage-and-screen icon Judy Garland in Judy, the film based on Peter Quilter’s drama End of the Rainbow, which played Broadway in 2012.Also among the newly minted Golden Globe winners is Tony-winning songwriter Elton John (Aida, The Devil Wears Prada) for penning the song “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” (with longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin) from the biopic Rocketman. Taron Egerton also nabbed a Golden Globe for his turn as John.Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s acclaimed series Fleabag, which was adapted from a hit solo play, earned the Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, with Waller-Bridge also winning a Golden Globe for her performance in the series.Awkwafina, who will appear in the upcoming screen adaptation of the Tony-nominated musical The Prom, won a Golden Globe for her performance in The Farewell.For a full list of 2020 Golden Globe winners, click here. Michelle Williams View Commentscenter_img Star Files Brian Cox Michelle Williams(Photos: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal Media, LLC via Getty Images)last_img read more

Vermont Travel Destinations accepted into Vermont Attractions Association

first_imgMaple Grove Farms of Vermont in St. Johnsbury is the worldâ s oldest and largest maple candy factory, and largest packer of pure maple syrup in the US. Visit the Sugarhouse Maple Museum and learn about how to make maple syrup. Browse the Red Roof Gift Shop for candy samples, taste all grades of maple syrup, and stock up on Vermont made products. http://www.maplegrove.com(link is external)    Focusing on education as a component of the visitor experience, travel destinations accepted into membership offer unusual Vermont experiences in the areas of agricultural tourism, art, excursions, galleries, guided tours, history, museums, recreation, shopping, and specialty foods. Northshire Bookstore in Manchester is one of New England’s premier, award-winning bookstores. Find out why Stephen King called it “a special place” and Yankee magazine dubbed it “Best Bookstore in New England.”  Expert booksellers with a hand crafted selection and an old world ambiance make it easy to spend hours browsing. Kids of all ages will enjoy the children’s department. Beyond the best in books…gifts, stationery, games, toys and much more. http://www.northshire.com/(link is external) Vermont Chamber of Commerce. 4.24.2012. Members of VAA enjoy many benefits, including a presence on the website www.vtattractions.org(link is external), and on 1.15 million copies of theâ Official Vermont Road Map & Guide to Vermont Attractions,’which is widely distributed across the country and internationally as Vermontâ s highway map. As Vermont prepares for the busy summer tourism season ahead, the Vermont Attractions Association (VAA) welcomes six Vermont businesses as new members. Accepted to  VAA this year are: Chaffee Art Center, Rutland; Goodrichâ s Maple Farm, Cabot; Maple Grove Farms of Vermont, St. Johnsbury; Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center; Shackleton Thomas, Bridgewater; and Vermont Folk Rocker in Starksboro. VAA membership identifies businesses as excellent family destinations, with a proven ability to represent the best of Vermont while meeting high standards in visitor service. To browse VAA member destinations or for more information about VAA, visit www.vtattractions.org(link is external). Maps are available by the piece or by the carton free of charge; contact Karen Foote ([email protected](link sends e-mail)). ShackletonThomas in Bridgewater offers exquisite and world-renowned furniture and pottery made by hand, one by one, using traditional techniques. Visitors to the store and workshops can will enjoy browsing among beautiful pieces while observing Vermontâ s finest craftspeople at work. www.shackletonthomas.com(link is external)  The Vermont Folk Rocker in Starksboro is Shaker inspired; simple, classic, aesthetic and designed to last for generations. Visitor will experience a small shop engaged in producing from scratch a handcrafted rocking chair with rich wood texture of highest quality.www.vermontfolkrocker.com(link is external)  The Chaffee Art Center in Rutland is a fifty-year-old not-for-profit community art center offering exhibitions and fine art by artists from all over Vermont, gallery talks and demonstrations, art and craft classes, and camps for adults and children, the twice annual award-winning Art in the Park art and craft festivals, and a gift shop including prints, cards, books and other items by artists for sale. www.chaffeeartcenter.org(link is external) Goodrich Maple Farm in Cabot is open year-round, with educational tours of the family-owned maple farm. Visitors who come during sugaring season (March and April) can see the large evaporator in action. The farm has combined cutting edge technology with good old fashioned hard work and know-how to make award-winning maple products and confections. Retail and mail order services are also available. http://goodrichmaplefarm.com(link is external)last_img read more

Election of Matt Zimmerman as Shawnee council president moments after he was sworn in prompts questions about open meetings law, experience

first_imgMatt Zimmerman taking the oath of office Monday. Photo by Jerry LaMartina.By Jerry LaMartinaOn Monday, Shawnee resident Matthew Zimmerman took the oath of office as a new councilman representing Ward 1, his first experience in elected office.Moments later, he became president of the entire council and next-in-line for Shawnee mayor should Michelle Distler no longer be able to serve.The election of a brand new member to become council president just minutes after he was sworn into office has raised some eyebrows around Shawnee City Hall, with some elected officials questioning whether Zimmerman has the experience necessary to fill the role, and at least one citizen wondering whether councilmembers must have discussed the idea of nominating him for the position beforehand, thus violating the Kansas Open Meetings Act.Shawnee resident Ray Erlichman posted a piece on his blog Wednesday suggesting that some of the councilmembers who voted in favor of Zimmerman as president — Jim Neighbor, Mike Kemmling, Justin Adrian, Mickey Sandifer and Lindsey Constance in addition to Zimmerman himself — may have communicated about nominating him before Monday’s meeting, which would have constituted a KOMA violation. In response, City Attorney Ellis Rainey conducted an investigation. After speaking with the three new members as well as Neighbor, who seconded Adrian’s motion to nominate Zimmerman to the presidency, Rainey determined no KOMA violation had occurred.“The conclusion was none of the officials had any communication regarding the election of Mr. Zimmerman as Council President prior to the Council Meeting,” Rainey said. “There was therefore no communication or conduct regarding the election of Mr. Zimmerman, and therefore no action contrary to the text or purpose of the Kansas Open Meetings Act.”Erlichman has indicated that he is pursuing the matter with the district attorney’s office.Still, Zimmerman’s lack of council experience has left some of his governing body peers concerned. The council president is next in line to become mayor if the sitting mayor becomes unable to serve, and the president leads council committee meetings.Both Ward 2 Councilman Eric Jenkins and Ward 3 Councilwoman Stephanie Meyer voted against Zimmerman as president. Jenkins said that he didn’t know why Zimmerman was elected president and that he thought there was no benefit in having a council president with no council experience.“He wasn’t even on the council for half an hour,” Jenkins said. “You should at least have some time on the council, some experience…We don’t know his skills, abilities or ideological position. If (the mayor) can’t serve, this guy would be the mayor of Shawnee. Here he is the first in line to be mayor of the city, and that’s kind of scary. We’ll find out over time. He may be great. It really showed a lack of maturity in the council members who voted for him.”Meyer said that she had great respect for Zimmerman and considered him a friend, but that she believed the role should be filled by someone who understands the inner-workings of the governing body, especially during what will be a busy year for the city as it tackles big issues like its economic development policy and hiring a new city manager.“We need someone (as council president) who knows about that process,” Meyer said. “I think it creates an uncomfortable situation for everyone, especially the new people.”For her part, Distler said the election of a freshly sworn in council member as president was unprecedented in her time with the city, and that Zimmerman’s election surprised her and caused her some concern.“I haven’t had opportune time to absorb it yet,” Distler said. “Normally, the president position — it’s who would become mayor if anything were to happen to me. It’s usually someone with more experience. I don’t know what to think. They’re also the person who heads the council committee meetings, and I don’t know how you do that without experience.”Neighbor, who was council president in 2013 and 2014, said he has known Zimmerman through the Shawnee Rotary Club for a number of years and that he thought Zimmerman would do a good job.“He brings a wealth of knowledge from the private sector in construction,” Neighbor said. “Matt’s a fast learner. He’s made a diligent effort in the past year or so to be a student of the proceedings, attended lots of council and committee meetings. With everything our council has been through over the years, I think that’s a good idea to bring new ideas.”Zimmerman himself acknowledges that he has a “steep learning curve” ahead of him, and said he was caught off-guard and a bit apprehensive about being nominated for the council presidency. He even said he believes that council should review the process for electing the president. But he added that he hopes lack of “baggage” could be an asset in the role.“Part of what drove me to run for the council is I thought I could provide a higher level of harmony,” he said.last_img read more

Study finds link between borderline personality disorder and masochism in women

first_imgShare on Facebook Pinterest Email LinkedIn New research has found that women with borderline personality disorder are more likely to engage in sexual masochism.The study examined 60 women with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder and 60 women with a personality disorder other than BPD. The researchers found that sexual masochism disorder was 10 times more likely in women with BPD than the other women. Women with BPD were more likely to report fantasizing about being tied up, being whipped and spanked, and being forced to do something.Sexual masochism disorder, unlike masochism in general, occurs when a person’s masochistic behaviors cause significant psychological, social, or physical harm.center_img Share Share on Twitter Does this mean sexual masochism disorder is a symptom of BPD? Not necessarily. As the researchers explain, BDP and sexual masochism disorder may “share common risk factors that could explain their co-occurrence.” They found, for instance, that masochistic women with BPD were more likely to have suffered childhood sexual abuse than non-masochistic women.The study was published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.PsyPost interviewed the study’s corresponding author, Alvaro Frias Ibañez of the University of Ramon-Llull in Barcelona. Read his responses below:PsyPost: Why were you interested in this topic?Ibañez: I usually treat patients with personality disorders in general and borderline personality disorder specifically. Most of these patients reported sado-masochistic sexual experiences in which they adopted the masochistic role. For these patients, similar to other harmful acts such as cutting, they obtained pleasure by receiving such behaviors.What should the average person take away from your study?While sexual sado-masochistic behaviors may represent benign acts, it is likely that sado-masochistic disorder may somehow reflect an underlying emotional disturbance.Are there any major caveats? What questions still need to be addressed?The sample size was relatively small and did not pertain to the general population. Hence, it is possible that sado-masochistic sexual disorder may not be a psychological disturbance per se.Is there anything else you would like to add?Based on my clinical experience, clinicians should address whether borderline patients may have sado-masochistic sexual disorder, specifically in order to avoid forthcoming sexual risk behaviors and also as a manner to treat with trauma-related symptomatology.The study, “Is There a Relationship Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Sexual Masochism in Women?” was also co-authored by Laura González, Cárol Palma, and Núria Farriols.last_img read more

Mary Aichlmayr, Tire Review Managing Editor, to Join the Advisory Panel of Ask Patty

first_imgSARASOTA, FL — AskPatty.com, Inc., announced today that Mary Aichlmayr, managing editor of Tire Review magazine, will join the automotive advisory panel of industry-expert women for their new woman’s portal, Ask Patty. The Ask Patty website, http://www.askpatty.com, which launched June 8, 2006, provides a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics online. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Mary Aichlmayr is managing editor of Tire Review magazine, a business publication read by more than 30,000 independent tire dealers in North America. Tire Review is dedicated to the success of tire dealers serving the passenger, commercial, agricultural, specialty and off-the-road tire markets. Aichlmayr writes several feature articles for the monthly magazine as well as a regular column that focuses on business operations and management strategy. She also manages the Tire Review website. During her eight-year career as a trade journalist, Aichlmayr has written for several publications in the manufacturing, supply chain, trucking, warehousing, distribution and real estate arenas. She graduated summa cum laude from Baldwin-Wallace College with a degree in English. In her automotive advisory role, Aichlmayr will respond to questions from female consumers on automotive related topics via the website. The Ask Patty interactive advice blog launched May 22, 2006. “Knowing how to serve women customers is absolutely essential to the success of today’s tire dealer,” said Mary Aichlmayr. “Women represent a powerful force in the automotive industry, and their influence will only get stronger. Fully 65 percent of a typical tire dealer’s customer base is made up of women, yet most still report negative experiences when shopping for tires. That has to change for tire dealers to be successful in the long run.” Advertisement “Mary Aichlmayr has an understanding of the needs of women when it comes to a great buying experience in the automotive industry,” says Jody DeVere, president of Ask Patty. “Her experience with Tire Review will be invaluable to women consumers who come to Ask Patty for answers about their vehicles and dealership interactions.” According to DeVere, Ask Patty provides the safe environment for women to get advice and information needed to feel empowered and confident when they go to their local dealership for car service, repairs, maintenance and when they negotiate and purchase a new or used vehicle. Peter Martin, CEO of AskPatty.com adds, “Adding Mary to our Automotive Expert Panel is a great step for Ask Patty. It will allow us to expand our knowledge base to cover even more information about tires and the aftermarket world of the automotive industry.”last_img read more

NASCAR Official Found Dead in Hotel Room

first_img“Following the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing will formalize a joint venture focused on engine R&D and the establishment of a common Chevrolet engine specification,” the organizations announced in a joint statement. “While our two championship-winning organizations will collaborate on research and development, our respective engine shop operations will continue to function independently as they currently do. We look forward to working together to fully leverage the knowledge and intellectual property of our two successful programs to advance Chevrolet’s engine for NASCAR.” Both Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing (via ECR Engines) have developed powerful engine programs over the years. Engines produced by the two have earned a combined 39 NASCAR national series championships, including 20 at the Cup Series level. Additionally, Chevrolet race cars fielded by the two organizations have won a combined 369 NASCAR Cup Series points-paying events. For more information, visit nascar.com. According to reports, Lawson is the third NASCAR official to die this year. Brienne Davis, a 28-year-old and one of NASCAR’s few full-time female inspectors, was killed in a car accident in April, and Steve Peterson, a longtime technical director, died in his home in July at age 58. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement MARTINSVILLE, Va. — The Associated Press (AP) has reported that popular NASCAR official Steve Lawson, was found dead in his hotel room Sunday morning. The cause of death was not announced. He was 51. Lawson, of Rockford, Ill., worked as an official for stock-car racing’s governing body for more than a decade, most recently as a safety inspector in the Sprint Cup Series, said the AP.,From Engine Builder.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing have confirmed that the two teams will combine forces to establish one common Chevrolet engine specification. In doing so, Chevrolet joins manufacturers Ford and Toyota in streamlining engine building to one supplier.last_img read more