Phil Lesh Announces New Performance With Chris Robinson, John Scofield & More

first_imgBeloved Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh will host an all-star “Friends” performance at his own Terrapin Crossroads venue next month, as he welcomes veterans like Chris Robinson and John Scofield into the mix. The show will take place on May 22nd, bringing this talented lineup for a Grateful evening of music.The full lineup of friends will include Scofield, Robinson, Jason Crosby, Ross James, Tony Leone, and, of course, Phil Lesh. This show serves as the follow-up to a May 21st performance with a similar lineup, but the first night of the two-night run will see additional contributions from Scott Law. More information here.While tickets sold out almost immediately after the show announcement, a webcast will almost surely be announced, and media (audio, video, etc.) will also almost surely be available for us to share the music of this glorious performance.last_img read more

Chocolate Class.

first_imgA new college student may be a little leery of signing up fora biology or accounting course. But what student wouldn’t warmup to a class called Chocolate Science.At the University of Georgia, food science professor Rob Shewfeltdeveloped the chocolate class to entice students into the worldof food science. Actually a freshman seminar, the class meetsjust one day a week, on Tuesdays, for one hour.”Some freshman classes have as many as 300 students inthem, but freshman seminars are limited to the first 15 to signup,” said Shewfelt, a professor in the UGA College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences.”We intentionally keep the classes small,” he said,”to permit one-on-one interaction with a senior faculty member.”Surprisingly, there’s just one food science major on the classrole. Most of the students are business, biology or journalismmajors.Finding A Topic That Turns Them On”Freshmen are so great to work with, because they aregenuinely interested in learning, particularly when you find atopic, like chocolate, that turns them on,” Shewfelt said.Chris Lady signed up for the class because he loves chocolateand “it looked like an easy class.” Teri Brady wantedto learn about the inner and outer workings of the chocolate worldand get to eat chocolate in class.Both students will get what they expect from the class, andmore. The class is a pass/fail class where students are just requiredto attend and participate in order to pass.And they do eat chocolate. During a recent class, the studentstasted all the current M&M chocolate candies and ranked themaccording to the class’s favorites and least favorites.”Every class, we taste at least three different typesof chocolate,” Shewfelt said.Chocolate motivates the students to sign up. But what’s Shewfelt’smotivation for teaching it?Recruiting for Georgia’s Food Industry”Our state needs more food science graduates,” hesaid. “Virtually every food company in Georgia has one ofour graduates working for them and we need more graduates to meetthe food industry’s demands.”Shewfelthopes the chocolate class will persuade students to consider becomingfood science majors or tell their friends, who might then considerfood science as a major. Either way, the class is beneficial toother majors, especially business students.The class textbook is “Emperors of Chocolate,” byJoel Glenn Brenner. It details the long-standing rival betweenthe M&M Mars and Hershey companies.”Using this book I can teach the students about businessissues such as marketing, corporate culture and consolidation,as well as social issues such as child slavery in cocoa harvesting,”Shewfelt said.”They learn there are many, many steps between harvestingand packaging,” he said. “And they learn about all ofthe many ingredients that go into chocolate.”Shewfelt uses chocolate, too, to teach students the more seriousaspects of food science:* The complex steps required to manufacture food.* The tests necessary to make sure chocolate is safe to eat.* Nutritional problems associated with overconsumption of chocolate.* And how new and unusual chocolate products are developed.”Teaching is a matter of connecting minds,” Shewfeltsaid. “I use chocolate to rouse their curiosity, which thenleads them to ask questions. While answering their questions,I am able to teach them the basic principles.”last_img read more

Holders face repeat of last years FA Cup final.

first_imgConference teams Dover, Wrexham and Gateshead drew Crystal Palace, Stoke and West Brom respectively.The lowest ranked team – seventh tier Blyth Spartans – will host Birmingham of the Championship. FA Cup holders Arsenal will start their defence of the trophy against the team they beat in May’s final.They’ve drawn Hull in the third round.Re-formed League Two outfit AFC Wimbledon get to host Liverpool – in a match which will evoke memories of the 1988 final, won by the original Wimbledon.last_img read more

Court upholds hearing for Death Row molester

first_imgThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling ordering a federal judge to hold a hearing for a Death Row inmate who says prosecutors committed misconduct during his trial on charges of raping and killing a toddler. The justices let stand the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ September ruling in the case of Ricky Lee Earp, 46, who was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1988 death of 1 1/2-year-old Amanda Doshier. Earp is seeking to overturn his conviction, which includes special circumstances of rape, sodomy and lewd and lascivious conduct on a child under 14. Attorney General Bill Lockyer’s office appealed to the high court following the 9th Circuit decision. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“I was pleased to see that the Supreme Court did not grant review in the case. We believe that the 9th Circuit made a sound and good decision,” Earp’s attorney, Robert Gerstein, said. Authorities said the toddler had been left for several days with Earp and his girlfriend when she was attacked while alone with him. A call received by authorities on Aug. 25, 1988, came from a man who said the girl had fallen down stairs. Doshier died at a hospital two days later. Earp claimed that Doshier’s injuries took place while he left the child alone for a half-hour with her grandmother’s boyfriend, Dennis Morgan. Morgan, who has since died, testified at Earp’s trial, denying he had been to the house. Gerstein said the hearing will address Earp’s claim that prosecutors intimidated jailhouse informant Michael Taylor into retracting a statement saying Morgan had committed the crime. “There was no forensic evidence or physical evidence as to who did this,” Gerstein said. “It was basically an issue of who was telling the truth. … The evidence was so slim against Earp.” Gerstein also said Morgan lied on the stand, adding Taylor’s testimony could influence a new jury to reconsider Earp’s conviction. Senior Assistant Attorney General Dane Gillette was skeptical of Earp’s innocence. “They make those claims pretty regularly when there’s a dead person they can put the blame on,” Gillette said. “I don’t think the Supreme Court decision is hugely significant at this point,” Gillette added. “They still have to prove the case.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more