PhanArt Founder Discusses Why Art, Music, & Free Pizza Are The Best Ways To Celebrate Phish’s NYE Run

first_imgPhanArt is an incredible organization dedicated to bringing together a community of like-minded artists inspired by their favorite bands. PhanArt’s events have become destination events in their own right at any major stop on Phish tour, serving as the ultimate meet up for traveling phans looking for a place to hang, and providing an awesome cultural experience for all to enjoy. Hardcore art collectors get a huge variety of unique pieces to choose from, as it provides a different, more organized experience for phans that prefer not to peruse art on Shakedown Street in the parking lot.For this year’s Phish New Year’s run, PhanArt has announced that they’ll be putting on two events: one on 12/29 at the Hotel Penn, and one on 12/30 at music venue American Beauty, which will feature music from up-and-coming funk/jam act Formula 5. In anticipation of a busy New Year’s run, I say down with PhanArt’s founder, Pete Mason, to discuss the inspiration behind the event, the future of PhanArt, and what fans can expect at this New Year’s events. See below for a full transcript of our conversation.Live For Live Music: Tell me about the history of PhanArt, what inspired you to put these events together in the first place?Pete Mason: Well, when we were leaving Coventry, there was a lot we were going to miss. One of the things that I was going to miss, especially because I didn’t get too deep into it before the breakup, was the art scene; everyone selling cool homemade shirts and basically all the stuff you wouldn’t see at any other concerts, besides from whatever was going on on Dead Tour before then. So I wanted to see what was out there and strike while the iron was hot after Coventry. So, for the next couple of years, I was like “before you put that art into storage, let’s see what you’ve got”. We got random submissions and then got a few artists on board to help compile everything we could come across from the 1.0 and 2.0 eras of Phish. It was the passion to preserve a unique aspect of the fan base of a unique band.L4LM: In the past few years, PhanArt has seemingly grown into a larger operation, with events at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, and the Hotel Penn in New York. What do you see as the next step for PhanArt?PM: With the way this year has been–there’ve been seven art shows this year, and it just makes me smile, it blows my mind that there was that much going on this year. I look forward to at least a few months off to look forward to the summer. I definitely want to continue to bring together artists whose work is inspired by this genre of music. I’m looking forward to what Dead & Company is doing next year, what Phish may do next year, and some other larger acts as well. I have high hopes to continue to have sustained growth and continue to have these shows in the right towns that Phish does their longer runs at.L4LM: With the New Years Run coming up, there are two PhanArt events planned for New York City. Can you tell me about them?PM: We’re going to have two shows this time. The 29th is going to be much like the show we had on January 2nd of this year, with about two dozen artists at the Hotel Penn on the second floor, right across the street from Madison Square Garden. So we’ll have the full day show go from 12-6. This year we have an option where, if you want to ship some merchandise home, you can order posters right there and we’ll bring it to the hotel mail room and they’ll ship it out. So it’s a nice way to not lug it home or have to fit a piece of art in your suitcase or anything like that, and you won’t have to bring it into the show either.On the 30th, I’ve always tried to have good music at the PhanArt shows to compliment the art. Things finally aligned to have Formula 5 perform at American Beauty. They’ll be on the first floor on the main stage, and upstairs there’ll be a small art show with about 10 artists, with a unique art that you can’t find at our event on the 29th, from artists that won’t be there on the 29th. It’ll be a really cool pre-show vibe, with two bars open in the venue, and free pizza with your drinks. The show will go from 3-7pm, and Formula 5 goes on around 4:00 to play two sets of music. So, it’ll be a perfect spot to pre-game for Phish, it’s a couple blocks from MSG, so you can see some music, grab some drinks, pick up some art and make a day out of it, especially if you can’t make it to the show on the 29th.L4LM: Those shows sound really great, I know everyone is excited for the PhanArt shows during the New Years run. I know you’ve been involved with a ton of other projects in the Phish community outside of PhanArt–you co-wrote a cookbook, you wrote a children’s book for young phans, and there are a lot of other cool projects you’ve been involved in. Do you have anything else like that in the works you can tell me about?PM: There’ll be another children’s book coming in the Spring. I already wrote it, I’m just waiting on part of it to be finished. Between that and running NYS Music day-to-day and teaching, I’m pretty swamped!To learn more about PhanArt and what makes it so special, view the gallery below, which shows just a small portion of the art and people that are involved with this special event series. Be sure to check out PhanArt at The Hotel Penn on 12/29, and don’t miss a very special musical PhanArt event on 12/30 with two sets of music from Formula 5 at American Beauty.All photos submitted by PhanArt and captured by Jake Silco Photography & Kristine Condon Photography. See more images below! Load remaining imageslast_img read more

David Crosby Announces New Album With Snarky Puppy Members, Shares First Single [Listen]

first_imgDavid Crosby, founding member of Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Byrds, has officially announced his newest studio album, Here If You Listen, due out on October 26th via BMG. The album is in collaboration with Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, Becca Stevens, and Michelle Willis, who will also all join him on tour this fall as the Lighthouse Band. The Lighthouse Band also recorded and toured with Crosby for his 2016 album, Lighthouse.“If leaving a group like Crosby, Stills & Nash was like jumping off a cliff, then finding the Lighthouse Band was like growing wings halfway down,” Crosby said in a statement. “These three people are so startlingly talented, I literally couldn’t resist making this album with them.”According to the press release, Here If You Listen is a “purposeful departure from [2016’s] Lighthouse…It emerges as a highly collaborative effort, with all four artists trading off lead vocals and bringing their distinct songwriting to the mix.”Produced by Michael League and co-produced by Crosby, Willis, and Stevens, Here If You Listen is the follow up to Crosby’s 2017 Sky Trails. Marking the fourth solo album by Crosby in five years, this new record is celebrated with the release of its first single, “Glory”. Listen to it here:For more information and to purchase tickets to the group’s upcoming tour, head to Croz’s official website.David Crosby Upcoming Tour Dates:Nov 2 @ Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WANov 4 @ Aladdin Theatre – Portland, ORNov 6 @ Castro Theatre – San Francisco, CANov 8 @ Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara, CANov 9 @ Golden State Theatre – Monterey, CANov 10 @ Fred Kavli Theatre – Thousand Oaks, CANov 12 @ Balboa Theatre – San Diego, CANov 13 @ City National Grove – Anaheim, CANov 15 @ National Hispanic Cultural Centre – Albuquerque, NMNov 17 @ Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KSNov 19 @ North Shore Centre for the Performing Arts – Skokie, ILNov 20 @ Capitol Theatre – Madison, WINov 24 @ The Paramount Theatre – Cedar Rapids, IANov 25 @ Kalamazoo State Theatre – Kalamazoo, MINov 28 @ The Kent Stage – Kent, OHNov 29 @ Weinberg Center for the Arts – Frederick, MDDec 1 @ The Egg Performing Arts Centre – Albany, NYDec 2 @ Whitaker Centre for Science and the Arts, Sunoco Performance Theatre – Harrisburg, PADec 4 @ Tupelo Music Hall – Derry, NHDec 5 @ Bergen Performing Arts Centre – Englewood, NJDec 7 @ Zeiterion Performing Arts Centre – New Bedford, MADec 8 @ Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NYView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Japan says it will tighten rules for overseas coal plant financing

first_imgJapan says it will tighten rules for overseas coal plant financing FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:The Japanese government on Thursday said it will tighten state-backed financing criteria for overseas coal-fired power plants after facing criticism over its support for the dirtiest fossil fuel  The move marks a partial shift away from Japan’s strong official backing for coal but includes exemptions, leaving some non-governmental organizations sceptical about how much impact the new approach will have.“As a principle, the government will not provide assistance for new coal projects to those countries where Japan is not fully aware of the local energy situation and challenges or policies for decarbonisation,” the government said in a statement.It has received criticism from many quarters over its support, usually through Japan’s export credit agency, for the construction of coal-fired plants in countries such as Indonesia and Vietnam, as well as new plants at home.Japan’s latest move includes exemptions, however, such as when there are no alternatives to coal for the energy stability of a country seeking to build a coal-fired station provided it uses so-called clean coal technology from Japan.Japan’s private banks and companies have been tightening coal policies or cutting investments.That partly reflects the fact that renewable energy and natural gas are getting cheaper, with many countries turning away from coal, one analyst said.“The economics have moved so far and this is just Japan catching up with the economics,” said Tim Buckley, director of energy finance studies Australia/South Asia at the Institute Economics and Financial Analysis.[Aaron Sheldrick and Yuka Obayashi]More: Japan tightens rules on support for overseas coal-fired plantslast_img read more

4 traits of a great boss

first_img 86SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details YOU are the boss. Do you consider yourself a good one? If you’re not quite sure how to answer that, here are four traits of an awesome boss that you might want to consider.A great boss is a rock: When times get tough, employees can get rattled. As the boss, it’s your job to stay cool, calm, and collected. When craziness invades your office, you are the one who calms everyone down. Step back, take a deep breath, and lead your team in solving whatever problem has arisen.A great boss is honest: You might be thinking, “I don’t lie.” But what about those little “white” lies that we all tend to tell at least every now and then? When it comes to your employees, you’re not doing them any favors if you’re not completely upfront with them. Sometimes you may think it’s in an employee’s best interest to let something slide, but if you really want your staff to trust you, you should be honest about anything that could affect them.A great boss is a mechanic: You may not be able to change out a radiator, but as the mechanic of your office, you keep things running smoothly. Being able to troubleshoot and fix problems can be one of the most important aspects of being a leader. When difficult issues arise, you’re the one who should embrace the challenge of fixing them.A great boss loves what they do: If you don’t love your job and what you do, your employees will know it. While you might fool some people for a while, sooner or later it’ll start to show. If you don’t love the position you’re in, it’ll be really tough for you to be optimistic, engaging, and motivating.last_img read more

GO-TIME: Expedited Medicaid Processing Initiative Results in $3.5 Million More in Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

first_imgGO-TIME: Expedited Medicaid Processing Initiative Results in $3.5 Million More in Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services August 10, 2016 Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – By working with the Department of Human Services (DHS) to expedite the processing of Medicaid applications for offenders entering residential drug and alcohol treatment directly from county jail, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) enabled nearly $3.5 million to be spent on other populations in need of drug and alcohol treatment-related services in fiscal year 15-16.“At a time when thousands of Pennsylvanians are dying due to drug overdoses, it is crucial to effectively spend our resources in order to provide services to more Pennsylvanians,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Through the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME), I challenged all state agencies to generate meaningful savings and cost efficiencies, while also transforming ineffective programs and delivering better customer service. The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs created an effective way to redirect money to other populations to improve and expand drug and alcohol treatment services.”County courts request clinical assessments for certain offenders who may be offered drug and alcohol treatment as part of their sentence. The assessments are provided through county-level drug and alcohol administrators (called Single County Authorities), with which DDAP holds grant agreements. Using the Pennsylvania Client Placement Criteria, those offenders who meet the criteria for a residential level of care are directly transferred to an appropriate facility. At the same time, DHS’s County Assistance Offices expedite processing of Medicaid applications for the offenders. Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income and resources.By expediting enrollment in Medicaid for offenders, state funds can then be spent on other populations in need as well as case management.“Since the inception of this program, all 47 Single County Authorities in Pennsylvania have been required to participate, enabling the Department to bridge a significant treatment gap,” said DDAP Secretary Gary Tennis. “In appropriate instances, not only are we treating rather than incarcerating, we are more cost-effectively using our limited resources. This is an excellent example of the value and effectiveness of cross-department collaboration and innovative, creative thinking.”Governor Wolf announced earlier this month that state agencies saved more than $156 million in FY 15-16, exceeding the $150 million savings goal he set for the GO-TIME initiative. To learn more about how GO-TIME is working to modernize government operations in order to reduce costs and improve services, visit Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Dutch transport pension fund to adopt one-tier board

first_imgThe fact that SPF wanted to stick to its board setup was a reason for failed merger talks in 2017. At the time, SPOV was worried about the expertise of the equally represented executive trustees.A spokesman for SPF Beheer, the provider and asset manager for the merged pension fund, explained that the new board model increased Rail&OV’s decisiveness, while keeping the concept of equal representation.On the new executive board, Sabijn Timmers will handle portfolio finance, risk and IT. Currently she is director of risk management at Triodos Bank. Bart Oldenkamp, head of investment solutions at asset manager Robeco, has been tasked with asset management.Peter-Paul Witte – SPOV’s current chair – is to become responsible for the temporary portfolio of transition.All envisaged non-executive members originate from SPF and SPOV’s boards, with Paula Verhoef, Peggy Wilson and Frans van Wanrooij representing workers.Huub van den Dungen and Rob Elberse are to represent pensioners. Mathilde Reintjes, Ronald Klein Wassink, Fred Kagie and Hans Fleer are to be appointed on behalf of the employers, which include the Dutch railways (NS), ProRail and the association of public transport companies (VOV).There is still one vacancy to be filled.The new €23.3bn pension fund is to start as of 1 April and will operate under chief executive officer Walter Mutsaers.He is currently CEO at MPD, the pensions provider and asset manager for the €7.2bn pension fund PNO Media, and a former director at MN, the pensions provider and asset manager for the large metal schemes PMT and PME. Rail&OV, the new Dutch scheme of merged railways pension fund SPF and public transport scheme SPOV, is to switch to a one-tier board.Currently, SPOV has a board model of equal representation, whereas SPF has a “mixed one-tier board”, of equally represented trustees combined with external supervisory members.The executive board of the new scheme will be made up of four full-time members. It will be independently chaired by Gerard Groten, the current chair of SPF, who is also to become one of the 11 members of the non-executive board.Dutch pension funds are increasingly switching from equally represented boards to a one-tier structure as it is considered more effective, efficient and transparent than the traditional paritary ones. A one-tier board, for example, doesn’t need a separate supervisory body.last_img read more

Extravagant pools on the market in Townsville

first_imgThis pool is located at 19 Cashell Crescent at Bushland Beach which is on the market for over $1M.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020REMAX agent Michele Hyde, who is marketing an award-winning property at 19 Cashell Crescent, said having a nice pool will increase the value of a house.“A lot of people are after swimming pools, even if it’s just to look at,” Ms Hyde said. Unique home with a cricket pitch in the front yard READ MORE This property is located at 15/18 High Vista Drive and is on the market for $990,000.Another show stopping pool is on the market at 15/18 High Vista Drive in Mount Louisa.For $990,000. the house, heated spa and stunning 12 metre-long pebblecrete pool could be yours.If ocean views are more your thing, the pool at 26 Waterview Drive in Bushland Beach could be what you’re looking for. Situated at the front of the property, the huge pool looks out to the water, with a stone walkway leading straight from the pool and down onto the sand. center_img This house at 71 Glenlyon Drive is on the market for $599,000“A pool undoubtedly ups the value and the overall liveability of a property.“It’s obviously not mandatory though, every buyer wants different things but they’re certainly in demand in Townsville because you can’t escape the heat in summer.” This huge pool is located on 13 Staaten Street and is up for grabs in Pimlico.REGARDLESS of the season, a good-looking swimming pool will never go out of style in Townsville — and there are currently some beauties on the market. Whether it spans the length of the house, has views over the city or boasts underwater cocktail benches, there is something for every buyer.READ MORE Beachside units for $30k last_img read more

Laurel man charged in Connersville burglary investigation

first_imgConnersville, In. — Indiana State Police and officers from the Connersville Police Department arrested a Laurel man for burglary Saturday.Around 9:30 p.m. police were called to the Turtle Creek Apartments to investigate a report of a man making threats and trying to enter an occupied unit. The occupants told police the man could be in Laurel at a residence on Lafayette Street.Police located and arrested Billy Burkhart, 30, for felony burglary and intimidation and taken to the Fayette County Jail.last_img read more

Top-Ranked Argonauts Win Ninth Straight

first_img Share Top-Ranked Argonauts Win Ninth Straight April 21, 2007ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Top-ranked West Florida (22-2) only dropped one game in a 5-0 win over Christian Brothers (0-11) in the quarterfinals of the Carpet One/Gulf South Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament. West Florida will advance to the semifinals to face Delta State.West Florida won all three doubles matches by 8-0 scores. Only the fourth and fifth singles position matches were completed as the Argonauts only dropped one game in singles play.RESULTS#1 Singles: #6 Dante Bottini (UWF) vs. Keith Wyrick (CBU), unfinished#2 Singles: Luis Arboleda (UWF) vs. Justin Kyle Byrd (CBU), unfinished#3 Singles: Luiz Bernardi (UWF) vs. Clifton Gibbs (CBU), unfinished#4 Singles: Mark McGuigan (UWF) def. Anthony Eddy (CBU), 6-0, 6-0#5 Singles: Vivian Chhetri (UWF) def. Corry Franklin (CBU), 6-0, 6-1#6 Singles: Marco Matteucci (UWF) vs. Matt Wiseman (CBU), unfinished#1 Doubles: D. Bottini/Nicolas Barrientos (UWF) def. K. Wyrick/Ryan Nicolini (CBU), 8-0#2 Doubles: Eduardo Cavasotti/L. Bernardi (UWF) def. C. Gibbs/A. Eddy (CBU), 8-0#3 Doubles: L. Arboleda/V. Chhetri (UWF) def. C. Franklin/M. Wiseman (CBU), 8-0<>Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Drive-Thru Testing Sites Set to Open This Week in Broward County

first_imgMore drive-thru coronavirus test sites are about to open in Broward County.They are set to begin testing in Weston as early as Thursday and in Pembroke Pines by Friday.Testing will be limited only to individuals who meet the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, which have been broadened as the virus has continued to spread:-Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions who have fever, cough or any type of respiratory distress.-Any people — including healthcare workers — who within 14 days of symptom onset had contact with a suspected or confirmed coronavirus patient.-Any people with history of travel from an affected area or an area with community spread.In addition, Cleveland Clinic Florida said it has started scheduling appointments for drive-thru testing in Weston, and will begin testing patients with scheduled appointments on Thursday. Testing will take place at Cleveland Clinic Weston’s Krupa Center, which is located at 3250 Meridian Parkway, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.Potential patients should call the Cleveland Clinic Florida appointment center at (954) 659-5951 in order to be scheduled for a test. A nurse will screen callers and will determine whether the caller meets the federal testing criteria.A five-lane mobile coronavirus test site, to be staffed in part by 100 people from the Florida National Guard’s Medical Task Force, should open in CB Smith Park’s park-and-ride lot by Friday.Memorial Healthcare System, which will operate the drive-thru in partnership with the National Guard and the Florida Department of Health, will begin testing on a limited basis for healthcare workers, first responders and people 65 and older who show symptoms. Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that the site will begin with 1,700 collection swabs.“We want to get more swabs, and as soon as we do, we’ll be able to expand who we test,” DeSantis said. Initially, the tests will be processed at Memorial so that people can get results within hours. As the testing expands, samples will be sent out for processing and results, which could take a few days.Memorial has not yet established its hours of operation, and appointments will be needed.Broward has the most cases in Florida, with 80 as of Wednesday evening. Half of the eight deaths announced in the state as of Wednesday evening have also occurred in the county.last_img read more