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  • Michael McDonald Adds Additional Shows To North American Fall Tour

    first_imgMichael McDonald, the former Doobie Brothers frontman and Steely Dan collaborator, has added several winter dates to his North American fall tour. McDonald starts his tour September 9th at LouFest in St. Louis, MO, before seeing a glimpse of the South, then heads north to Canada for a pair of shows September 14th and 15th. McDonald will then play shows throughout the Northeast, including a 10-night run at NYC’s Cafe Carlyle, before eventually ending up close to where he started, with a tour-closing date on December 21st at the Showplace Theatre in Norman, Oklahoma.McDonald’s tour is in support of his forthcoming Christmas-themed album, Season of Peace: The Christmas Collection, due out October 12th via BMG. The album is a collection of McDonald playing his favorite Christmas tunes, including a recording of “Winter Wonderland” featuring special guest Jake Shimabukuro, the mindblowing ukelele virtuoso. Classics “White Winter/ Winter Wonderland”, “Oh Holy Night”, “Christmas on the Bayou”, and “Children Go Where I Send Thee” appear on the album. For a full list of McDonald’s upcoming tour dates and ticket information head to his website.McDonald recently recorded with frequent collaborator Kenny Loggins, and badass bassist Thundercat, on the 2017 hit Thundercat single, “Show You The Way”. Watch the official Thundercat video for “Show You The Way” featuring Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins below.Thundercat ft. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins-“Show You The Way”[Video: Brainfeeder]Michael McDonald Upcoming 2018 Tour DatesSeptember 9 St. Louis, MO Loufest Music FestivalSeptember 11 Knoxville, TN Tennessee TheatreSeptember 12 Northfield, OH Hard Rock LiveSeptember 14 Toronto, ON Sony Centre for the Performing ArtsSeptember 15 Ottawa, ON CityFolkSeptember 17 Rutland, VT The Paramount TheaterSeptember 19 Derry, NH Tupelo Music HallSeptember 21 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre New JerseySeptember 22 Boston, MA Emerson Colonial TheatreSeptember 23 Huntington, NY The ParamountOctober 23 New York, NY Café CarlyleOctober 24 New York, NY Café CarlyleOctober 25 New York, NY Café CarlyleOctober 26 New York, NY Café CarlyleOctober 27 New York, NY Café CarlyleOctober 30 New York, NY Café CarlyleOctober 31 New York, NY Café CarlyleNovember 1 New York, NY Café CarlyleNovember 2 New York, NY Café CarlyleNovember 3 New York, NY Café CarlyleNovember 21 Nashville, TN Ryman AuditoriumNovember 23 Clearwater, FL Capitol TheatreNovember 24 Coconut Creek, FL Seminole Casino, The PavilionNovember 27 Fayetteville, NC Crown TheatreNovember 30 Bensalem, PA Parx Casino, XCite CenterDecember 1 Wilmington, DE The Grand Opera House GalaDecember 2 Peekskill, NY Paramount Hudson Valley TheaterDecember 8 Van Wert, OH Niswonger Performing Arts CenterDecember 9 Champaign, IL Virginia TheatreDecember 12 Tiffin, OH The Ritz TheatreDecember 14 Youngstown, OH Stambaugh AuditoriumDecember 15 Waukegan, IL Genesee TheatreDecember 18 Orange, TX Lutcher TheaterDecember 21 Norman, OK Riverwind Casino, Showplace TheatreView All Tour Dates[H/T Pollstar]last_img read more

  • Watch The First Trailer For Emotional New D’Angelo Documentary, ‘Devil’s Pie’ [Video]

    first_imgThis past weekend, a new documentary on neo-soul pioneer D’Angelo, Devil’s Pie, premiered at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival. As the documentaries’s description on the Tribeca Film Festival website notes, “the film finds D’Angelo at a crossroads between a haunted past and uncertain future.”Devil’s Pie, which takes its name from the track on his acclaimed 2000 album, Voodoo, examines D’Angelo’s 14-year hiatus following that album’s release. During that time, the singer/multi-instrumentalist/bandleader withdrew from the public eye as he dealt with a myriad of personal issues ranging from a serious car accident to substance abuse struggles to the deaths of close family members.Related: D’Angelo Releases “Unshaken”, First New Music Since 2014 [Listen]The documentary, directed by Carine Bijlsma, follows D’Angelo as he makes his return in 2014 with the critically-acclaimed Black Messiah and features footage from band rehearsals for the ensuing 2015 Second Coming tour. It also features interviews with fellow Soulquarians member and frequent collaborator Questlove (The Roots).Now, you can watch the first official trailer for the film below:Devil’s Pie: D’Angelo Documentary – Official Trailer[Video: Interakt]As of now, there is no word on a more widespread release of the D’Angelo documentary, so the trailer will have to hold us over for now.[H/T Okayplayer]last_img read more

  • Two SEAS faculty named 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows

    first_imgComputer scientist Ryan Adams and applied mathematician Ariel Amir, assistant professors at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), have been named 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows.They are among 126 Fellows, including two others at Harvard, selected from the United States and Canada this year “in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.”The $50,000 award to each Fellow will support Adams’ research in the field of machine learning, and Amir’s research on condensed matter and biophysics.“We are delighted that Ryan Adams and Ariel Amir are among the early-career bright lights recognized by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation this year,” said Harry R. Lewis, Interim Dean of SEAS and Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science.Adams is an expert in the fields of machine learning and computational statistics, and his research interests span artificial intelligence, computational neuroscience, machine vision, and Bayesian nonparametrics. Amir applies the theory of complex systems to problems in a wide range of domains, from physics to materials science to biology.“These researchers are outstanding examples of how knowledge can be pursued across disciplines and of the scientific breadth needed to discover solutions to the problems of the world,” Lewis said.The other 2015 Sloan Research Fellows at Harvard are Kang-Kuen Ni, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology and of physics; and Tasho Kaletha, Benjamin Peirce Lecturer on Mathematics.Previous Fellows at SEAS have included Stephen Chong (2014), Krzysztof Gajos (2013), Vinothan Manoharan (2011), Marko Loncar (2010), Todd Zickler (2008), and Maurice Smith (2007). Read Full Storylast_img read more

  • NDAA partners with schools

    first_imgNotre Dame added two Catholic elementary schools in Florida to the Notre Dame ACE Academies (NDAA) program. The two schools — Sacred Heart of Pinellas Park and St. Joseph of Tampa — will be the program’s newest partners. Christian Dallavis, director of NDAA, said the program conducted a feasibility study to determine which schools in the Diocese of St Petersburg would have the greatest potential for growth. “We want to do two things: increase the number of kids that enjoy the benefits of the education offered at these two schools, and ensure that the schools are providing education of the highest possible quality,” Dallavis said. Dallavis said the program chose these two schools after focusing on areas with mechanisms like parental choice programs, vouchers and tax credits for low-income families to send their children to private schools. The relationship between Bishop Robert Lynch of the Diocese of St. Petersburg and Notre Dame also played a factor. “Lynch has always been a great friend to the University and a big supporter of ACE,” Dallavis said. “He’s a great champion of Catholic schools.” Andy Shannon, principal of Sacred Heart, said despite recent efforts to combat low enrollment, the number of students at Sacred Heart remains far below its capacity. “In K-8, we have 140 students,” Shannon said. “I could easily put another 100 students into my school… and be under standards for accreditation.” Dallavis said the program would focus on bolstering enrollment, while increasing the quality of education. “We want to prepare kids for the economic and social mobility [that will] get them to a place where they can break the cycle of poverty,” Dallavis said. Dallavis said these schools will give students the skills they need to succeed by essentially being “college prep” elementary schools. “We want to make sure that … they get the message that we expect them to be prepared to go to college,” Dallavis said. “High school graduation and college attendance are critical to jobs in the current economy, and [this trend] is only going to become more pronounced.” Shannon said for his school, being offered the chance to partner win Notre Dame is like winning the lottery. “We realize how blessed we are by God to get this opportunity,” Shannon said. “It’s a game changer. It’s going to position us for future growth and development.” Both schools will be under the jurisdiction of a board dedicated to facilitating their advancement, Shannon said. The schools will also benefit from the advice of a learning specialist and an advancement director. “The learning specialist will work with both principals and teachers in both buildings … to make our education the best it can be,” Shannon said. “The advancement director will help to raise significant funds, especially to get more students and more families into our schools.” Though the will not be immediate, Shannon said the impact on the St. Joseph and Sacred Heart communities will undoubtedly be enormous. “I think what it’s going to do for our families is give them a lot of hope,” he said. “I just think that hope is what a follower of Christ has to give out.”last_img read more

  • Andrew Rannells Discusses Filling NPH’s (High-Heeled) Shoes & More

    first_imgBroadway alum Andrew Rannells, who is set to take over for Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch beginning August 20, is being extra careful these days. The Tony nominee joked with the The Toronto Star, saying, “You know, it’s Catholic guilt. Things are going so well that something bad has got to happen.” Related Shows Rannells will play a limited engagement through October 12 at the Belasco Theatre. Harris is set to play his final performance on August 17. The Book of Mormon and Girls star didn’t initially see himself stepping in for Harris. “Michael [Mayer, Hedwig director] had this idea that I should replace Neil when he left,” Rannells explained. “I came in and saw it that weekend. Neil was so amazing; I didn’t think I could possibly do it.” Hedwig and the Angry Inch Rannells received a Tony nod for his performance as Elder Price in The Book of Mormon. He’s also appeared on the Great White Way in Jersey Boys and Hairspray. His screen credits include Girls, The New Normal, Bachelorette and the upcoming film The Intern.center_img While the thought of Hedwig might conjure up glitter and glam rock, Rannells notes that there is a side to her that is not as noticeable on the surface: “it’s about feeling lost and looking for love and wanting to feel complete inside.” Of course, nothing bad seems to be coming his way yet as he waits to throw on the iconic wig and pumps once more, having played the role in a Houston, Texas production in 2001. “I literally replied to an audition notice I saw in Backstage,” Rannells said of his first stint with the show. “On a personal note, it was shortly after my dad passed away…I needed to do something…I was very depressed.” View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015last_img read more

  • Broadway Grosses: The Lion King is Still Roaring at the Box Office

    first_imgJanuary is always a challenging time for the Broadway box office, so unsurprisingly this week perennial favorite The Lion King reigned supreme followed by usual suspects The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Aladdin and Beautiful. Elsewhere, Hollywood hunks Bradley Cooper and Hugh Jackman were bringing in the crowds to The Elephant Man and The River, respectively, with both productions making the top five frontrunners by capacity. Despite good reviews, Honeymoon in Vegas saw no uptick at the box office—we’ll continue to carefully monitor the tuner’s fortunes. And wondering why It’s Only a Play is suddenly in the underdogs category? The show only played five performances as it moved from the Schoenfeld to next door’s the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre—they had to make way for the Queen. Source: The Broadway League FRONTRUNNERS (By Gross) 1. The Lion King ($1,641,207) 2. The Book of Mormon ($1,575,262) 3. Wicked ($1,500,725) 4. Aladdin ($1,347,820) 5. Beautiful ($1,047,501) UNDERDOGS (By Gross) 5. It’s Only a Play ($462,008)* 4. You Can’t Take It With You ($441,995) 3. Chicago ($427,273) 2. Honeymoon in Vegas ($425,029) 1. Disgraced ($360,932) UNDERDOGS (By Capacity) 5. Mamma Mia (70.36%) 4. Disgraced (67.10%) 3. Chicago (66.98%) 2. You Can’t Take It With You (65.39%) 1. On the Town (60.27%) FRONTRUNNERS (By Capacity) 1. The Book of Mormon (102.60%) 2. The Elephant Man (101.81%) 3. Aladdin (99.73%) 4. The River (99.34%) 5. Constellations (99.13%) *Number based on five regular performances Here’s a look at who was on top—and who was not—for the week ending January 25: View Commentslast_img read more

  • Federal grants support new anthrax countermeasures

    first_img Sep 27 Emergent BioSolutions press release Oct 3, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Two pharmaceutical companies recently announced they received federal biodefense grants totaling $21.5 million to support the development of products that could be used to counter an anthrax attack. After major biotechnology companies showed little interest in the program, last December Congress passed a bill designed to strengthen the program. The bill established the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority within HHS, which can pay contractors when they achieve development milestones, instead of requiring them to deliver finished products before they can receive payment. See also: Sep 25 Elusys Therapeutics press release In a related development, Emergent BioSolutions, based in Rockville, Md., announced on Sep 27 that it had received a $9.5 million contract from the federal government to develop its anthrax therapeutic, anthrax immune globulin (AIG). As an intravenous therapy for patients who present with anthrax disease symptoms, AIG, if successfully developed, could be prescribed by itself or along with an antibiotic, the company said in its statement. Elizabeth Posillico, PhD, president and chief executive officer of Elusys, said in the statement that inhalation of anthrax spores quickly leads to death in nonvaccinated patients unless they receive immediate antibiotic treatment. She added that Anthrim represents a “just-in-time” anthrax treatment that, “in relevant models has demonstrated complete protection against anthrax spore challenge with a single prophylactic dose, and has shown significant protection when administered up to 2 days after a lethal spore challenge, with or without an antibiotic.” Elusys Therapeutics, based in Pine Brook, N.J, said in a Sep 25 statement that it had been awarded a $12 million contract to continue developing AnthrimTM, the company’s late-stage anthrax treatment.center_img The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the drug fast-track approval status and has designated it as an orphan drug, according to the Elusys statement. On Sep 26, the US Department of Health and Human Services awarded Emergent BioSolutions a $400 million contract to deliver another 18.75 million doses of its Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed (AVA) to the Strategic National Stockpile of drugs and medical supplies for civilian use. The product is developed from plasma collected from healthy donors who have been vaccinated with BioThrax, Emergent BioSolutions’ anthrax vaccine, which is the only such product approved by the FDA for preventing anthrax infection. Anthrim is a high-affinity monoclonal antibody that targets the protective antigen component of anthrax infection, blocking the organism’s ability to form deadly toxins, Elusys said in its statement. The company is developing the drug for prophylaxis and postexposure treatment of inhalational anthrax. Federal support for the anthrax countermeasures and vaccine comes from Project BioShield, a $5.6 billion program that Congress established in 2004 to spur the development of medical countermeasures for chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons by guaranteeing that the government would buy promising products. The company said the grant would be used to support nonclinical efficacy studies and to launch a phase 1/2 clinical study to evaluate pharmokinetics and safety. The new funds supplements a $3.9 million grant the company received in August 2006 to develop AIG. Sep 26 CIDRAP News story “HHS orders 18 million doses of anthrax vaccine”last_img read more

  • A chastening experience

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  • Bulldogs MS CC Results At EIAC Meet

    first_imgThe Batesville Middle School Boys won the EIAC conference meet against Greensburg, Connersville, Greendale, Franklin County, Rushville, South Dearborn, and Sunman Dearborn on Monday.The Batesville Middle School Girls finished 4th at the EIAC conference meet.2014 EIAC MS CC Meet AnnouncementCourtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.last_img

  • Gwen Hamilton

    first_imgGwen Hamilton 61, of Holton passed away Friday June 15, 2017 at her home. Gwen was born Friday July 15, 1955 in Lawrenceburg the daughter of Marvin and Nancy (Pike) Smith. She married Donald Hamilton July 18, 1975 and he preceded her in death May, 22 2010. Gwen worked as an CNA for several years for the Manderley Nursing Home in Osgood.   She enjoyed sewing, being outside, going to yard sales and thrift stores, being around her dog: tubby and spending time with her family.Her survivors include son: Donald Jr. (Valerie) Hamilton of Holton; daughters: Becky (Brian) Ruark of North Vernon; brothers: Aaron Smith and Alvin Smith both of Dillsboro; Marvin Smith of Milan; Lindsey Smith of Greensburg; sisters: Vicki Bailk and Dianne Lowe both of Greensburg; Melinda Dennis of South Carolina; Reva Clark of Lexington, IN. 7 Grandchildren, 9 Great-Grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter: Roshella in 1977; brother: Barney Smith.Memorial visitation will be 5-8PM Friday June 23, 2017 at Holton Community Building 7044 West Versailles St. Holton, IN 47023. Memorials may be made to the Family. Go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more