Jazz Is Phsh and James Brown Dance Party Announce Chicago Phish Late-Nights Ft. Members Of TAB, Lettuce, Kung Fu

first_imgThe self-proclaimed “Funkiest All-Star Tribute in Show Business” aka The James Brown Dance Party, and the all-instrumental tribute Jazz Is Phsh have announced some late-night festivities each night after Phish closes out their shows at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. At the helm of both acts are Strange Design’s brotherly duo Adam and Matthew Chase, who will be bringing along a cast of musicians ranging from James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce), Chris DeAngelis (Kung Fu, The Breakfast), Freekbass (The Original J.B.’s, Bootsy Collins Band), Elise Testone, and more.Both shows will take place at the House of Blues Chicago, with Jazz Is Phsh playing the venue on Friday, June 24th, and The James Brown Dance Party taking over on Saturday, June 25th. Ticket for both shows are currently on sale. Check out the full lineup for each night below.Purchase tickets to Jazz Is Phsh on 6/24 HERE. Purchase tickets to The James Brown Dance Party 6/25 HERE. For info on other Phish after parties head over HERE.Jazz Is Phsh – “An All-Star Instrumental Tribute to Phish”Feat. Members of Trey Anastasio Band, Lettuce, Kung Fu & moreFull Lineup:James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)Kevin Moehringer (High & Mighty Brass Band, MS MR)Chris DeAngelis (Kung Fu, The Breakfast)Josh Thomas (Navasha Daya, With Lions)Adam Chase (The Chase Brothers)Matthew Chase (The Chase Brothers)James Brown Dance Party – “The Funkiest All-Star Tribute in Show Business”Feat. Members of Trey Anastasio Band, Lettuce, The Original JBs, Kung Fu & moreFull Lineup:James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band)Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)Kevin Moehringer (High & Mighty Brass Band, MS MR)Freekbass (The Original J.B.’s, Bootsy Collins Band)Chris DeAngelis (Kung Fu, The Breakfast)Elise Testone (American Idol)Josh Thomas (Navasha Daya, With Lions)Adam Chase (The Chase Brothers)Matthew Chase (The Chase Brothers)Enter To Win A Pair Of Tickets To Each After Party:last_img read more

Anthropologist Hymes dies at 82

first_imgDell H. Hymes, 82, an influential linguistic anthropologist and folklorist who taught at Harvard from 1955 to 1960, died in Charlottesville, Va., on Nov. 13. Retiring from teaching in 2000 as the Commonwealth Professor of Anthropology and English Emeritus at the University of Virginia, Hymes will be remembered for his widespread advancement of the field of sociolinguistics.A memorial gathering was held at the American Anthropological Association’s national meeting Dec. 5 in Philadelphia.last_img read more

$116 million for broadband targets unserved areas of Vermont

first_imgThe US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Wednesday that an $81 million broadband stimulus grant and a $35 million government backed loan to Springfield-based Vermont Telephone Company (VTel).  The $35,166,081 loan and $81,664,754 grant to VTel Wireless, Inc for their Wireless Open World (WOW) project is one of 49 broadband infrastructure projects announced nationally.  The broadband investments will give rural residents in 29 states access to improved service that will expand economic, health care, educational, and many other opportunities to underserved rural communities. Today’s announcement is part of the second round of USDA broadband funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act).‘The VTell Wireless, Inc. project will give rural Vermont communities access to the tools they need to attract new businesses, jobs, health care and educational opportunities,’ said Molly Lambert, USDA Rural Development State Director.  ‘Bringing broadband to rural areas of the state provides a gateway for businesses and key institutions ‘ such as libraries, schools, public safety and community centers ‘ to provide services to thousands of people. Building the Wireless Open World network will create jobs and the completed system will provide a platform for rural economic growth in Vermont for years to come.’The funding will allow VTel Wireless to design, engineer and construct the network, which will pass more than 57,000 homes and 3,700 businesses and provide jobs for an estimated 1,800 Vermonters.  The company plans to use a model that proved effective in rural America during the Great Depression, called Rural Radio Farm Forum.  They plan to send out teams of Rural Broadband Farm Forum field workers to organize several thousand neighbor-to-neighbor small-group meetings to discuss and show how broadband can help find jobs, improve schools, start businesses, access federal and state assistance, and enhance rural life. VTel President Michel Guite said the federal funds will enable the company to build VTel’s WOW system to nearly all of Vermont’s unserved homes, businesses and anchor institutions; a one gigabit fiber network to VTel’s existing customers; and a community visit program aimed at helping Vermonters identify ways broadband access can improve social and economic opportunities.  VTel is contributing $30 million in equity to the project.  Guite estimates the work will create as many as 1,800 jobs and build a platform that will offer thousands more Vermonters new economic opportunities for years to come.US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said, ‘VTel and USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) have partnered to build a game-changing network here in Vermont.  This stimulus grant ranks among the most promising breakthroughs in rural economic development since rural electrification.  This grant will directly impact the lives of Vermonters today ‘ whether they are hanging fiber, designing the network or getting access to broadband for the first time.  This is an investment in Vermont’s economy today that will also help shape Vermont’s economic future. It will give Vermont a critical piece of the infrastructure that we need to prosper.’  Leahy is the most senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, which has jurisdiction over USDA and its Rural Utilities Service.US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said, ‘In the year 2010, every community in Vermont and America should have access to high-quality broadband service.  This very large USDA grant from the stimulus package will not only put Vermont in a position of achieving that goal, it also will create hundreds of new jobs in our state.  While much work remains to be done in sorting out the details and making sure that broadband access reaches and is affordable for all Vermonters, this is an important step toward achieving universal broadband access in our state.’US Representative Peter Welch (D-VT), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, said, ‘Today’s announcement launches a broadband revolution in Vermont. Together with last month’s broadband grants, this award to VTel will help Vermont leapfrog from one of the least connected states to one of the most.  By building out our state’s communications infrastructure, we will create jobs today.  And by providing broadband access to businesses, community institutions and families, we will lay the groundwork for economic growth for decades to come.’‘Vermont’s success in competing for these valuable funds will help bring broadband and cell phone service to every corner of our state,’ said Governor Jim Douglas.  ‘I applaud VTel for its foresight and commitment to make long-term investments in Vermont.  VTel’s investments in wireless spectrum are one of the reasons they are so well-positioned to do this project.  This award is a major milestone and I congratulate them for this achievement.’Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie said: ‘As of today, the funding puzzle is finally complete for making broadband service available everywhere in our state. Vermont’s e-State Initiative will be a reality, without new bonding authority or tax increases, but with a truly effective private-public partnership.’ Now, he said, ‘It will be up to us to focus on implementing the plan and getting the job done.’Dubie added, ‘This is a giant leap forward in our ability to retain, attract and grow good, new private-sector jobs all over our state.’Leahy, Sanders and Welch wrote to USDA RUS Administrator Jonathan Adelstein in May highlighting the VTel proposal and other Vermont proposals.Guite said the grant will allow VTel to offer high-speed Internet access over its wireless system to customers across the state ‘ including the Northeast Kingdom — for between $10 a month for light users, and $35 a month for regular users.  The grant will also accelerate VTel’s fiber build-out to its existing customers, throughout 14 towns across Southern Vermont, which will enable those customers to receive as much as one gigabit of service.  Guite says the funded project will also integrate Smart Grid improvements and will continue building VTel’s statewide fiber network.‘This is an almost breath-taking example of Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders, Congressman Welch, Governor Douglas, and Lieutenant Governor Dubie coordinating superbly, in a way that effectively brought more per capita ARRA job-creation funds to Vermont than came to almost any other state,’ said Guite.  ‘At VTel we are deeply grateful, and humbled by the scope of the challenge ahead of us.  WOW brings next-generation mobile broadband wireless to every one of Vermont’s 114,000 unserved residents, making Vermont the first state in America with universal Internet to everyone.  In addition, WOW brings to every existing VTel customer the first Google-envisioned GigE-over-fiber-to-every-home network in the western world.  Singapore is building the same, to be completed in 2014, and we hope to be done in 2012 or 2013.’Springfield Regional Development Corporation Executive Director Bob Flint, who assisted VTel in developing the original proposal to reflect the needs of area residents and businesses, said the grant will have an immediate impact on the area economy: bringing new jobs to Springfield ‘ where VTel is headquartered ‘ and creating a long-term infrastructure that will help area businesses grow and will attract new businesses.  “We’re very excited to show how cutting-edge fiber capacity will stimulate economic activity and property redevelopment in our region,’ said Flint.  ‘VTel has been a leader for years, and we greatly appreciate our economic development partnership.”  U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the $116 million Vermont project as part of $1.2 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act broadband grants awarded Wednesday that will invest in 126 broadband infrastructure projects across the country. An additional $117 million in private investments nationwide will be leveraged by these Recovery Act funds, bringing the total nationwide investment to $1.31 billion.  The VTel grant and loan package account for nearly 10 percent of the national allocation announced Wednesday and is the second largest award announced today by Vilsack.The award is part of a $7.2 billion broadband investment that was included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The USDA Rural Utilities Service was charged with awarding $2.5 billion of those funds to expand broadband access in rural America.  Last month, the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) ‘ which also administered a portion of the Recovery Act broadband funds — awarded VTel a $13.7 million grant to expand the company’s mid-mile fiber backbone and connect anchor institutions.  The NTIA also announced a $33.4 million grant to the Vermont Telecommunications Authority (VTA).Leahy, Sanders and Welch noted that with the announcement of these funds, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has invested more than $235 million in Vermont’s utilities, including $69 million for Smart Grid improvements, $47 million in mid-mile fiber improvements, and $2.5 million in broadband adoption efforts.Source: Vermont Congressional delegation. 8.4.2010last_img read more

Dundalk in Europa League action tonight

first_imgKick off at Tallaght Stadium is at 8.05.Group D leaders Zenit St. Petersburg play host to Maccabi Tel Aviv, with kick-off in Russia at 4 Irish time. Dundalk will look to take another step towards a place in the knockout phase of the Europa League tonight. Stephen Kenny’s side take on AZ Alkmaar in Tallaght tonight, a side from whom they took a point earlier-on in Group D.The Dundalk boss knows three points tonight would be huge. last_img

Sky Bet collaborates with Leeds charity to support individuals with autism

first_img Industry big guns issue response on levy commitment June 20, 2019 Share Sky Betting & Gaming has collaborated with Leeds-based charity Lighthouse Futures Trust to create a new approach which will see the duo help boost technical talent and increase employability for young adults with autism across the city.As part of the new programme, Sky Betting & Gaming has rolled out its ‘coding for beginners’ initiative which has already been proven to be successful in enhancing digital literacy across the North East.Rik Barker, Chief Technology Officer at Sky Betting & Gaming, said: “We’ve lots of ways in which a diverse range of candidates can access a tech career, including our Graduate Academy, apprenticeships and internships. “This pilot scheme is the first to provide a completely new and accessible opportunity to an underutilised talent pool of neuro diverse young people, who we know find it particularly challenging to gain full time employment. “Students attending the programme can gain the skills needed to improve their digital literacy and employability, as well as get to know more about the inner workings of a large and complex technology company.” The partnership consists of a two-week bootcamp-style training course which offers students a variety of educational courses tailored towards the development of both technical and vocational-style skills. The main focus will be training participants about the best ways to practically apply their skills.It will teach individuals with disabilities and autism how to code using Ruby and Java script, and the key principals of Agile, a project management method adopted by many technology companies. Katie Parlett, Chief Exec at Lighthouse Futures Trust, added: “We have been absolutely delighted to work with Sky Betting and Gaming on this exciting pilot. They have been excellent partners – flexible, enthusiastic and understanding, with a real commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. “The students on the programme were given an amazing experience with inspiring tutors, a great learning environment as well as learning how to code in an interesting way – using hangman and noughts and crosses. “We are very excited about working with Sky Betting & Gaming on similar opportunities in the future as this is a perfect way in which young people with support needs can gain work experience as a first step to gaining employment.” Jack Hemsworth, a student on the programme, commented on the opportunity: “I’ve really enjoyed this opportunity and want to thank the Lighthouse Futures Trust for enabling it to happen, and Sky Betting & Gaming who are making coding easier to understand. I am looking forward to gaining more experience in the near future.” Share Related Articles UK drives Stars Group growth despite international ‘disruptions’ February 27, 2020 Submit UK betting commits to new ‘five core’ safer gambling measures November 6, 2019 StumbleUponlast_img read more