17 Jun

RAG Building / Eek en Dekkers + Amvest

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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792704/rag-building-piet-hein-eek-plus-amvest Clipboard ArchDaily RAG Building / Eek en Dekkers + AmvestSave this projectSaveRAG Building / Eek en Dekkers + Amvest Photographs RAG Building / Eek en Dekkers + Amvest Manufacturers: BetoporCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Thomas MayerRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsiGuzziniLight Effects – TrickWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The RAG building is the first building to be realised by architectural firm Eek and Dekkers. The project fits seamlessly with the way Piet Hein Eek has been working for decades. Instead of worrying only about the design, Eek focuses on the entire process from idea to commissioning. Eek and Dekkers have found common ground in this approach. It is this command of the whole process, from concept to completion, that secures the result. This working method is characterised by simplicity, whereby existing elements are treated with respect and used as a starting point for new creations.Save this picture!© Thomas MayerIn its previous life the RAG building functioned as a pumping station, supplying the surrounding factories with compressed air and vacuum, among other things. The industrial buildings around the RAG have now made way for new build homes, so that the building has gradually become the centre of a residential area. The RAG itself has also been allocated residential status. The roof construction with riveted rafters, concrete coffering (‘bims’ plates) and large industrial steel windows give the building a unique character.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe concept for the development of the building was itself embedded within the building. A low-rise construction was realised across the full length of the façade on the south side of the RAG building in the sixties. The roof of this low rise formed a perfect roof terrace for the adjoining living rooms and kitchens. It was obvious that the living rooms should be situated under these beautiful roof structures. Save this picture!© Thomas MayerAs the building is so large, the plan with a terrace on the roof of the adjoining construction was a virtually perfect solution for the section adjacent to the facade. But what to do with the other section? After a, in retrospect, remarkably long period of deliberation and careful consideration, we found the solution. We decided to take out one section of the grid from the heart of the building, sacrifice two windows on either side and to remove the ‘bims’ plates. We thus created an open internal street in which the roof terraces could once again be realised to the south. The sun rises and sets beautifully over the building, parallel to the new inner street. With this intervention we were able to solve everything at once. The windows, doors and existing elements could again be 100% put to use. In the new inner street, we not only made the roof terraces but also all the necessary doors and windows. Wherever the upper floors meet the original steel windows in the outer façade, we devised a detail that allows the 30 centimetre-thick concrete package to correspond exactly with the original horizontal window frames. We respect and use the existing details and incorporate the rest in newly built  elements.Save this picture!SchemeThe inner street has a private-public character and is the property of the residents. They all live together under one roof, but there is no problem with privacy as the properties are south-facing. The living room wall of the neighbouring home is visible from the roof terraces of the properties in the inner street, with above it glass right up to the apex of the roof. The new window frames and facades of the inner street are all made of wood. Although we initially envisioned typical steel windows and doors, as were originally used in the building, budget cuts ultimately forced us to search for alternatives. The wooden window frames turned out to be a great improvement. Instead of imitating the old and building upon it, the numerous large glass surfaces are clearly distinguished from the existing elements. It emphasises the design and the additions – new is new and old is old.   Save this picture!© Thomas MayerThe building stands upon an enormous basement that is half underground. This cellar was originally used to house supply and drainage pipes, maintenance and was also the foundation for the machines. As all existing windows and doors were based on this height, we reinstated the original level after completely demolishing the cellar. The living spaces on the ground floor are thus a metre above ground level and have a view of the surroundings, yet are not overlooked. The cellars are low, yet very serviceable as bicycle cellars and storage spaces. A ramp on the east side of the building provides access to the cellars adjacent to the central section under the inner street. The construction of the floor is as thin as possible and includes a large atrium with stairs. The atrium also provides two apartments on the ground floor with their own balconies.Save this picture!© Thomas MayerProject gallerySee allShow lessComic Break: No MoneyArchitecture NewsJean Pierre Crousse to Lead Speakers at Annual Charles Correa Foundation Z-Axis Conf…Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Thomas Mayer+ 15 Share Architects: Amvest, Eek en Dekkers Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” 2015 CopyApartments, Adaptive Reuse•The Netherlands “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792704/rag-building-piet-hein-eek-plus-amvest Clipboard The Netherlands Photographs:  Thomas Mayer Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

16 Jun

See3 Communications’ Guide to online video – #3. Building a media library

first_img  14 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital See3 Communications’ Guide to online video – #3. Building a media library This is the third in an excellent seven-part series that introduces why charities should experiment with using online media.There are plenty of how-to guides to online video, but this one is explicitly directed at charities and nonprofits.You can find the rest of the guides atwww.see3.net/guide/ Howard Lake | 9 October 2008 | News  13 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

4 Jun

Heartening step for UHL cardiology

first_imgTwitter Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group Email 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNewsuniversity hospital limerick Facebook WhatsApp Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days center_img NewsHealthHeartening step for UHL cardiologyBy Bernie English – August 13, 2019 1368 Print Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed Advertisement Linkedin Dr Ihsan Ullah, University Hospital Limerick. Picture: Alan Place.CARDIAC patients can take heart that there is even more expertise now available at the UL Hospitals Group with the appointment of Dr Ihsan Ullah as Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the University Hospital Limerick.Dr Ullah graduated from the University of Peshawar, Pakistan, in 2004, and has been a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland since 2010. He began his training at UHL in 2010, and completed the Irish Cardiology Specialist Training Scheme.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Completing his Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at St James’s Hospital Dublin/Trinity College Dublin, Dr Ullah gained significant experience in general cardiology and in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).Prior to taking up his new role at UHL, Dr Ullah was a consultant cardiologist for more than three years, at St James’s Hospital Dublin and University Hospital Limerick.Dr Ullah also worked as a sub-investigator in the Cardiology/Pharmacology Research Department of St James’s Hospital Dublin, publishing his research in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting his findings in national and international meetings.His special interests include complex coronary intervention, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and valvular heart disease. Dr Ullah is also fully trained in devices implantation.The cardiology department at UHL is a modern facility that provides 24-hour cardiac care to patients from Limerick, Clare, North Tipperary, North Kerry and North Cork.Dr Ullah is on a team of six consultants in the department, which provides a range of non-invasive and interventional procedures, including ECG, Echocardiogram, Coronary Angiography, Coronary Angioplasty, Stenting and Advanced Structural Interventions.The Cardiology Department opened in January 2013 and is located in the Critical Care Block. It includes a 16-bed acute cardiac care unit, a step down cardiac facility and a day cardiology unit. UHL is a nationally designated 24/7 Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI) centre for STEMIs. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGardaí seek help tracing TeresaNext articleMarkets Field and Limerick Civic Trust exhibit a great “Stile” Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. last_img read more

24 May

Piece of work: ArtBridges Workshop attracts teachers from four counties

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLDarrell Ezekiel, a Birmingham based artist, conducted the Thursday morning ArtBridges Workshop at The Studio. The teacher-students participated in an art project that can be used across the curriculum. Ezekiel assisted Charlotte Walden of Charles Henderson High School with the framing of her artwork. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Piece of work: ArtBridges Workshop attracts teachers from four counties “The Alabama Department of Education has given its support to the ArtBridges Workshop by offering personal development hours to the teachers who participate,” she said.Each year the Tony Scott ArtBridges Workshop is led by outstanding artists. This year’s teaching artists are Bobby Horton, a renowned musician, songwriter and performer, and Darrell Ezekiel, an award-winning artist who uses old quilts to create artwork that is used in storytelling.“Darrell Ezekiel had the teachers totally involved in an art project using quilt-like designs framed in a cutout design,” Pritchett said. “This project could effectively be used in science, history and English or literature classes.”Bobby Horton is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and music historian and had the teachers smiling, clapping and totally into the music “lesson.”“Bobby Horton was excellent in demonstrating how music is the common thread that binds us all,” Pritchett said. “People respond to music and art in an emotional way. Music and art are a part of who we are. Music is a part of our history and our heritage. It tells us who we are and has a significant place in the arts.” Published 4:00 am Friday, July 24, 2015 Skip You Might Like CONSTRUCTION: Ray Avenue remains closed from George Wallace Drive to Dozier Drive for the repairing and insertion of storm water… Construction workers worked Wednesday despite the threat of rain to repair a storm water drain on Ray Avenue and place… read more The Johnson Center for the Arts was asked by the Alabama Arts Education Association to open the workshop up to teachers outside the county.“A lot of grant money is being awarded to schools in Alabama in an effort to introduce or bring back art into our schools,” Pritchett sad. “There are many areas where schools are underserved in the area of art.”Pritchett said money is being released by different agencies and organizations to bring the arts back into the schools. By Blood Sugar Blaster Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLGentry Hassett, Pike County High School, created a pattern for her quilt project that was colorful and lively and a perfect expression of the atmosphere of the ArtBridges Workshop.The 2015 Tony Scott ArtBridges Teacher Workshop is underway at The Studio in downtown Troy and will continue today with teachers from Pike, Coffee, Montgomery and Mobile counties in attendance.Vicki Pritchett, executive director of the hosting Johnson Center for the Arts, said this is the first year the teacher workshop has been offered to teachers outside the county.“We have 30 teachers and that will impact more than 5,000 students and their families,” she said. Print Article MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLBobby Horton, musician and songwriter, led the afternoon ArtBridges workshop. He told the teachers that music is ever present and can be used to teach all subjects. Music is used across cultures to define places in history, Horton said. By Jaine Treadwell “In an effort to do that, we are teaming with the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Alabama Alliance for Art Education,” Pritchett said. “And we have gotten grants from the Alabama License Tag program, from the Walmart Distribution Center, Wells Fargo and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. All of these agencies realize the importance of the arts in education and are willing to support the Johnson Center’s efforts to bring outstanding artists and art educators to teach our teachers.”Pritchett said an original goal of the Johnson Center was to bring the arts into the schools.“We realized that the best way to reach the students was through the teachers,” she said. “We wanted to be involved in teaching the teachers how to incorporate the arts into the core curriculum and, by teaching them, we would be able to reach multiple students.”Pritchett said from the inception the Johnson Center’s idea was enrichment through education in the arts. Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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8 May

NFL issues PSA on death of Stephon Clark as part of larger social justice initiative

first_imgJuly 29, 2020 /Sports News – National NFL issues PSA on death of Stephon Clark as part of larger social justice initiative FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEricVega/iStockBy ELLA TORRES and SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The National Football League has released a public service announcement around the death of Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old unarmed Black man who was fatally shot by Sacramento, California, police in his grandmother’s backyard, as part of the organization’s new social justice campaign to end systemic racism.The PSA featured Clark’s mother, Se’Quette Clark, who spoke about her son’s life and death.He was killed March 18, 2018. Clark was shot eight times by two officers who later said they mistook his cellphone for a gun as he moved toward them with his arms extended, ignoring their commands, while in his grandmother’s backyard. Twenty rounds were fired in total, according to police.Police said they had been chasing Clark after receiving reports of someone breaking car windows in the nearby neighborhood.Se’Quette Clark said in the PSA that her son’s friends had just dropped him off at his grandmother’s.“The neighbor starts chasing [Clark] into the backyard, thinking he’s the one who broke into his car. He’s scared, but he made it home. He’s thinking, ‘safe,’” his mother said. “But he wasn’t.”The PSA, which was posted to YouTube Tuesday, is the latest one in the NFL’s Responsibility Program, a joint initiative between Roc Nation and the NFL to raise awareness about the need to create positive change and end systemic racism.In recent months, the Responsibility Program has partnered with different leaders and organizations to share the stories of families that have lost a loved one to gun violence, either at the hands of police or others. The Players Coalition released the first PSA of the program last November around Danroy “DJ” Henry, the former Pace University football player who was fatally shot by a police officer on Oct. 17, 2010 in Mount Pleasant, N.Y.Meek Mill unveiled the second PSA of the program in December around Antwon Rose II, an unarmed 17-year-old and honor roll student who was fatally shot by an East Pittsburgh police officer on June 19, 2018.Other PSAs featured the death of Botham Jean, an unarmed 26-year-old man who was fatally shot by an off-duty Dallas Police Department patrol officer on Sept. 6, 2018, and Hadiya Pendleton, an unarmed 15-year-old girl who was fatally shot in the back while standing with friends at a park in Chicago, Illinois on January 29, 2013.The PSA on Clark falls under the NFL’s Inspire Change initiative, a platform focused on the collaboration of the NFL and players to reduce barriers to opportunity and combat social injustice.Anna Isaacson, the senior vice president of social responsibility at the NFL, said in a statement the NFL wanted “to continue to raise awareness for victims of systemic racism to ensure their stories are not forgotten.”Clark’s mother thanked the NFL and Roc Nation for highlighting her son’s death.“As a mother, I can’t help the immense feeling of pride; knowing my son’s life will affect so many people for generations to come. Since my son was murdered, my family has been extremely dedicated to social justice reform through our footwork in this new Civil Rights Movement,” she said in a statement, noting the passing of the Stephon Clark Law in California, aimed at holding police accountable for killing those who did not pose a deadly threat and charging them in criminal court.The two officers who fired the shots, identified as Terrence Mercadel and Jared Robinet, did not face charges.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

3 May

Evansville African American Museum Heritage Trail

first_imgYou are invited to a special event on Wednesday September 4th, 2019 at 3:30 pm. DMD Executive Director Kelley Coures and the museum’s Executive Director Ashley Jordan are hosting the dedication of the Evansville African American Heritage Trail.  The heritage trail is a walking tour of the Lincoln Avenue neighborhood once known as “Baptisttown”.Dedication speakers include Sondra Matthews, Founder of the museum, Lu Porter, retired Museum Director, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, and DMD Executive Director Kelley Coures.The event will take place on the lawn of the museum located at 579 S. Garvin Street, Evansville, IN 47713. Parking is available on the street or in the strip mall parking lot across from the Museum.The Heritage Tour is a project intended to celebrate and educate about the rich cultural history of Evansville’s African American community and culture.Click the links below to see the full press release or news coverage of the announcement.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

20 Apr

Roberts’ gluten-free range wins approval

first_imgA new gluten-free range from family-owned plant baker Roberts has won widespread support from the coeliac community.Roberts’ Yes! You Can range, which was launched in June and is available nationwide in Tesco and at selected Co-operative stores, was recently on show at the Allergy and Free From Show in Liverpool.Yes! You Can is manufactured in Roberts’ specialist gluten-free bakery in Hawarden, Cheshire and is lower in fat than most gluten-free loaves. The range includes a 600g ‘fresh brown’ sliced loaf and a 600g ‘fresh white’ sliced loaf.With just 3.2% fat in the fresh white loaf and 3.7% in the fresh brown loaf, ‘Yes! You Can’ offers a significant fat reduction of as much as half the fat of many other fresh gluten-free breads. More than 5,000 people attended the show and top coeliac blogger Sean Stembridge said on his website – liveglutenfree.com: “We have heard a lot about this brand of bread and all of it good. After tasting it I fully understand why… it actually tasted like bread… but is gluten-free. I know, it’s shocking, but I was blown away with how good this tastes.”Another blog – mummyfever.blogspot.co.uk – said: “Roberts succeeds where others fail. So many wheat and gluten-free items are awful. Some fall apart if you look at them in the wrong way, some taste awful, some are only any good toasted. With the Roberts Yes! You Can range you can actually make and enjoy a sandwich… a revelation sometimes for those of us who don’t eat wheat or gluten.”last_img read more

2 Mar

Widespread Panic Unearths The Long-Lost Capitol Theatre Disco Ball During 5-Song Encore In Port Chester Finale [Videos]

first_imgJB remained in peak form throughout the encores, as well as the entirety of the evening. Electing to continue the seemingly never-ending encore, Widespread Panic finished the three-night run in Port Chester, New York with a combo-wombo of The Guess Who’s “No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature”.Next on Widespread Panic’s schedule is a three-night stay in Durham, North Carolina at the exclusive Durham Performing Arts Center next weekend. Tickets sold out instantly and prove to be a hard buy. As always with this band, buy the ticket, take the ride. Meet some new friends and hear the band you love that time after time again delivers nothing but the truth. Until next weekend, goodpeople, be safe and be inspired.You can watch pro-shot video of the first few songs of each set below courtesy of Relix:Widespread Panic – The Capitol Theatre – Set 1 – 3/24/19 [Pro-Shot][Video: Relix]Widespread Panic – The Capitol Theatre – Set 2 – 3/24/19 [Pro-Shot][Video: Relix]For the band’s full tour schedule, see here. As always, you can listen to full audio of the show via PanicStream. [Happy Anniversary to Curtis George & Panicstream.com. Thank you for all that you continually do for this community. It was a pleasure to finally meet you.]Setlist: Widespread Panic | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 3/24/19Set One: Holden Oversoul > Makes Sense To Me, Let’s Get Down To Business, Little Lilly, Airplane > Jaded Tourist, Blue Indian, The Last Straw, Life During Wartime (66 mins)Set Two: Lawyers Guns & Money, Little Kin > Love Tractor, I’m Not Alone, North, One Kind Favor, Bust It Big, Mercy > Jam > I’m So Glad, Postcard, Ain’t Life Grand (85 mins)Encore: This Part of Town, Low Spark of High Heeled Boys > Disco > Low Spark of High Heeled Boys, No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature (27 mins) After two nights of absolute mayhem, Widespread Panic finished out their three-night run at The Capitol Theatre with an assortment of musical gems that put Sunday night’s show in the upper echelon of Widespread Panic’s legacy. The show was webcast courtesy of Relix, with donations benefitting the band’s Tunes For Tots charity. The evening also marked the 14th anniversary of PanicStream, the setlist and audio database run by fan Curtis George that has become an essential tool for Panic fans new and old over the years.Related: Thousands Of Widespread Panic Fans Secretly Raise $20K To Fund PanicStream DatabaseWidespread Panic opened the show with “Holden Oversoul”, a welcome though somewhat unusual pick considering it was just played last weekend in D.C. However, nothing was coincidental here—in an apparent nod to PanicStream, the song mirrored the opener of the first show documented by the site back in 2005. A slick segue dove the rhythm of the music into Bloodkin’s scorcher, “Makes Sense to Me”. After rocking the venue, the band slowed it down for a sweet cover of Vic Chestnutt’s “Let’s Get Down To Business”, which hadn’t been played since the closing night of last year’s Red Rocks run.“Little Lilly” came out shining with her lively gait to remind the audience that “it’s only real if you believe.” Taxiing down the runway, the band primed for take-off with an ascending “Airplane” that settled into the highest layers of the atmosphere. The extreme altitude took all the oxygen out of the venue as Widespread rifled through a furious jam that culminated in the rarely-played “Jaded Tourist”. The song has only been performed six times in the last seven years, and the audience responded with wild enthusiasm—showing particular love for nearby New Jersey during the lines, “From the Jersey side / Lose your faith and you lose your mind.”A haunting “Blue Indian” numbed the crowd as the medicine took and “kept our spirits fed.” John Bell was a sultry medium conversing with both the audience and spirit realm, awakening his inner demons in a shaman-like trance to lead the crowd and band to an alternate dimension of supernatural ecstasy.The mellow, old-school tune “The Last Straw” slowly reawakened the audience from their trance before threatening to collapse the floor with a venue-shaking cover of the Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime”, the lyrics “This ain’t no party / This ain’t no disco” serving as a tongue-in-cheek forecast of surprises to come. Like a bucket of cold water, the audience jumped to their feet to go absolutely bananas as some of the second night’s unsurpassable energy carried over. After a short setbreak, Widespread returned to play a sizzlin’ cover of Warren Zevon’s “Lawyers, Guns & Money”. The already excited crowd went completely out of control as the band kept the second set in overdrive. A nasty “Little Kin” transitioned into a bouncing ride on the “Love Tractor”, which kept the energy in the room irresistibly sweaty.The room full of mostly strangers was united further through their love of this band with the gratifying “I’m Not Alone”. More so now more than ever, as technology advances and everyday interactions become increasingly impersonal, it is easy to feel alone in your individual battle with the universe. However, everyone in attendance was “feelin’ a little bit easier now, knowing that you’re all here!”Another consecutive carryover from D.C.’s run, Jerry Joseph’s “North” resonated boldly on the eve of the band’s return to the Southern side of the Mason-Dixie line. This time around, the musicians cut a filthy jam section into the tune that was not present in D.C.’s run last weekend. Dave Schools stepped to the microphone to deliver a bone-chilling, rendition of the traditional blues song “One Kind Favor”. Schools’ stroll through the graveyard was soon countered by JoJo Hermann’s memorable lead on “Bust It Big”. Besides the obvious political message reinforced from D.C.’s run, the song always contains the lyrics “Rosemary’s baby is a New York City, kid!” to add to the local excitement.John Bell was next to raise hairs with his spine-tingling vocals on “Mercy”. A hearty transitional jam featured Schools chiseling the notes to “The Other One” as a tribute to the venue’s longstanding history with the Grateful Dead. Returning to reality, the boys aced a lively cover of “I’m So Glad”. Though the song has unknown origins, it was recorded by Skip James, Cream, Traffic, and more, in addition to serving as a live staple for the late Col. Bruce Hampton. JoJo Hermann and Jimmy Herring made the song their own with their incredible respective performances.Rounding out the second set, Widespread Panic played “Postcard”, a tribute to fallen fan and friend of the band Thomas “Bear” Guenther. Bear, who has writing credits on the song, sent a postcard to John Bell extolling the splendors of Telluride, Colorado; the band, in turn, used his words as the chorus to their song. The lyrics also paid subtle tribute to the mythical Squirrel avatar of The Capitol Theatre with the lyrics “This town is nuts / I never wanna leave!” To end the second set with uplifting spirituality, the band posited the infamous query “Ain’t Life Grand?”In response, Widespread Panic answered their own question with a five-song encore that left all in attendance thankful and feelin’ way more than grand. To start off, the Panics nailed a pristine “This Part of Town” with JoJo Hermann playing a sweeping piano introduction and JB delivering the lyrics with charged emotion. The song was scratched in favor of “Puppy Sleeps” as an encore on Saturday night, and was shuffled into Sunday’s setlist instead.In what seemed a response to the highly debated height of people on the rail (for more information, see “dickclan” and “ho-height”), the band played a cover of “Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys” with a blistering “Disco” sandwiched in the middle of the Steve Winwood favorite. As “Low Spark” shifted into “Disco”, The Capitol Theatre’s long-lost disco ball made a surprise appearance, dropping from the ceiling to amplify the visuals to the delight of the crowd before once again receding into the rafters.last_img read more

18 Jan

Vox Lumiere’s Phantom of the Opera Announces New York Premiere

first_img You’ve never seen the masked man like this. The international sensation Vox Lumiere’s Phantom of the Opera will have its New York premiere at off-Broadway’s Daryl Roth Theatre on January 16, 2017. Created, composed and directed by Kevin Saunders Hayes, this steampunk take on a timeless classic is scheduled to officially open on February 2, 2017.An explosive mashup of new rock music, breathtaking live performances and classic silent film, Vox Lumiere’s Phantom of the Opera is a completely original immersive experience. Part epic concert, part interactive movie, part cutting-edge theater, Vox Lumiere’s singers and dancers serve up a fun and outrageous new twist on Phantom as they perform a fusion of original rock, pop, and EDM music, as multimedia and the 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera propel audiences into the action of the story. Vox Lumiere has captured the imaginations of audiences throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe, with their five touring productions: Metropolis, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Peter Pan, Silents You Can Hear and The Phantom of the Opera.In addition to Vox Lumiere and Hayes, Victoria Levy, Tom Smedes and Peter R. Stern will produce; casting will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, let your punk fantasies unwind with the promo below! View Comments ‘Vox Lumiere’s Phantom of the Opera'(Photo: Johanna Siegmann)last_img read more

18 Jan

Buried Child’s Amy Madigan on Working with Hubby Ed Harris, Making Her London Stage Debut & More

first_img Star Files Chicago-born actress and 1985 Oscar nominee (Twice in a Lifetime) Amy Madigan has done TV, film and stage and is now about to make her London theater debut in Sam Shepard’s 1978 play Buried Child, opposite her husband, Ed Harris, with whom Madigan recently performed the play in New York. With previews at Trafalgar Studios about to begin November 14, Madigan took some time to discuss crossing the Atlantic, acting opposite your partner, and the introduction into the profession of a third acting member of the family—namely, the couple’s daughter Lily.How did it come to be that you are doing Buried Child in London?Our director Scott [Elliott] did The Spoils over there and they kind of said to him, we would love to continue a relationship with you. For us to get to reattack the play and work with all these wonderful British actors is really a dream come true. I’ve worked in films and TV but never in the West End. I am so excited, and I hope other people will be.What’s it like working once again with your husband, Ed Harris?Well, you want to work with really great actors, and Ed’s a great actor. People ask whether we take the work home with us, but the point is, we just really like doing it. It works for us. We kind of have a shorthand with one another as you might imagine.Didn’t you meet doing a play?Yes, many years ago—a play by Edward Allen Baker [in 1981 at the Melrose Theatre in Los Angeles]. We discovered then that we really, really like working together, in which case why wouldn’t you want to do that?Do you and Ed find yourselves consciously looking for things you can do together?We do, yes. And when this came up, I just remember Scott Elliott calling almost two years ago and saying, “I love this play; would you guys like to do it?” That was an easy one. It’s how you sometimes hope things will turn out.Do you have any sense of how Buried Child might play in London?Sam Shepard, of course, lived in London for a while many years ago, and I get the feeling that theater people love the language in his plays. I also think by now that there’s a general appreciation of the play itself. We’re working on this with some very young actors and actresses and they all know Buried Child as this iconic American play.Do you think it might seem an especially American piece of writing when seen in London?That’s an interesting question. You know, I think [the play] really changed people’s ideas of what a family drama can be in America: it was as if Sam had reinvented it in some way. There’s love in this family, as well as secrets and betrayal and a lot else, but whatever else these characters are, they are a family. They are in this house.How would you describe your character, Halie?She’s the family matriarch—the sort of glue in this house. She’s the one in the end who knows what’s going to happen and that somehow or other they will continue. But what’s funny is that I’ve now worked on the play a lot, and I still don’t entirely know what it is. There’s something bottomless about it.What about getting the British and American accents all to sound alike?Except for a few stray vowel sounds here and there, these guys are great. I’ve got no worries about that. [The supporting cast includes Jeremy Irvine from the film War Horse and Game of Thrones’ Charlotte Hope.]Is it difficult for you to both to uproot, however temporarily, to London?It’s pretty easy. Our daughter Lily just graduated from Reed College in Oregon, so she’s away from home, and, as actors, being able to pack up and go is part and parcel of who we are: you just do it.Is she following in her parents’ footsteps?She is in fact!  She’s a really great stage performer. She was an English major and her expertise is Middle English: she loves language. She did the Sarah Kane play 4:48 Psychosis and we saw her do Mark Antony in Julius Caesar. At the moment, she’s trying to figure out where she wants to be—she might end up in London or Ireland.When you’re not on stage, do you like to go to the theater?Very much so. Ed was working in New York over the summer and I came out to visit and that is all we did. We went to the theater every night. We saw Jessica Lange in Long Day’s Journey into Night, and I was thrilled she got the Tony, and we saw Hamilton and were knocked out. I also loved The Humans—that was my favorite play of last year.Was it especially interesting seeing Jessica in that part, since you were Stella to her Blanche on Broadway in 1992? We have stayed in touch since doing Streetcar and we’re friends, and I was aware that she had done [Long Day’s Journey] before in London. But what was so amazing was that she was doing it again, and talk about a family drama! I love that play and I was so excited to see Jessica, who was exquisite. I love listening to the language in that piece and being part of it.Do you have other stuff coming up that we should mention?I did an independent film musical; called Stuck, which I hope gets to play somewhere, and that was a lot of fun, and Ed has always got a million things he’s doing, including Westworld on HBO.A film musical? Tell us more!I was a musician for a long time; I love it, and I miss it a lot. That was back during the time in Chicago, where there were people like John Malkovich and Gary Sinise doing theater and music was my fulltime pursuit. But I don’t have the voice of a Broadway musical theater person or anything like that. No one is knocking down the door to get me into a musical.Really—not even a different kind of musical?I think I’d need someone like Lin-Manuel Miranda to find something for me. Oh my God, wouldn’t that be a nice thing? 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