Blues Traveler Announces New Album & 2018 Fall Tour

first_imgHurry Up & Hang Around Track List1. Accelerated Nation2. She Becomes My Way3. The Touch She Has4. When You Fall Down5. The Wolf Is Bumpin’6. Daddy Went A Giggin7. Tangle Of Our Dreaming8. More Than Truth9. Prayer Upon The Wind10. Miss Olympus11. Phone Call From Leavenworth12. Ode From The RespectView All TracksBlues Traveler Fall 2018 Tour Dates: Oct 12 – Montclair, NJ – The WelmontOct 13 – Providence, RI – The StrandOct 14 – Torrington, CT – Warner TheatreOct 17 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music HallOct 19 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of BluesOct 20 – Charlotte, NC – The FillmoreOct 21 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee TheatreOct 23 – Savannah, GA – The Stage on BayOct 25 – Birmingham, AL – Iron CityOct 26 – Athens, GA – Georgia TheatreOct 27 – Raleigh, NC – The RitzOct 31 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music HallNov 1 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst TheatreNov 2 – St. Louis, MO – The PageantNov 4 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz TheaterNov 6 – Tulsa, OK – Cains BallroomNov 8 – Dallas, TX – House of BluesNov 9 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec TheaterNov 10 – Houston, TX -House of BluesNov 13 – Los Angeles, CA – BelascoNov 15 – San Francisco, CA – WarfieldNov 17 – Seattle, WA – NeptuneNov 18 – Portland, OR – Crystal BallroomView All Tour Dates Today, Blues Traveler has announced that they will be releasing a brand-new studio album in the fall dubbed Hurry Up & Hang Around. The album, which is due out on October 12th via BMG Records, will mark the band’s 13th studio album, following up 2015’s Blow Up The Moon, and will be supported by an extensive fall tour.Hurry Up & Hang Around was written and recorded by Grammy-winning producer Matt Rollings. The iconic five-piece composed of John Popper, Chan Kinchla, Tad Kinchla, Ben Wilson and Brendan Hill recorded the twelve-song album in Nashville.As John Popper explained in a statement about creating the new album,We were going through some changes as far as our infrastructure goes. … We parted ways with two different managers. No preparations had really been made, and it seemed like it might be too late to make new music. Between taking meetings, we were by ourselves writing in the garage every day of this Nashville house. That was pretty cool, because we felt like a garage band again. There was a spirit of survival. We had something to celebrate, so we really came together as a band.Matt put it all on turbo boost, because he’s one of the finest producers we’ve ever worked with, period. … He can bring out any sound he wants. He got takes out of me that I couldn’t ever get out of myself, and I’ve tried. However, he also let me be me. It’s one of the best production experiences we’ve ever had. It was an unexpected musical education.For those who pre-order Blues Traveler’s Hurry Up & Hang Around via the band’s web store here, they will receive a download of the band’s new single, “Accelerated Nation” on July 6th at 12 p.m. (ET). The album will be available to pre-order on all digital service providers on July 6th as well.In addition to the forthcoming release of Hurry Up & Hang Around, Blues Traveler has a packed 2018 touring schedule. The band’s summer tour begins on July 4th, where they’ll celebrate the holiday by headlining the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre with support from G. Love & Special Sauce, The Wailers, and The Devon Allman Project with special guest Duane Betts. The Red Rocks show kicks off Blues Travelers’ summer tour, which spans through to August.In addition to their summer tour, the group has announced a number their fall tour dates today to coincide with the album’s announcement. Starting on October 12th, the band will kick off their fall tour at Montclair, New Jersey’s The Welmont followed up by shows in Providence, Rhode Island and Torrington, Connecticut. A run through the South comes next, with dates in Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina; Knoxville, Tennessee; Savannah and Athens, Georgia; and Birmingham, Alabama until October 27th. Blues Traveler will celebrate Halloween in Columbus, Ohio, with a performance at Newport Music Hall.The group will continue on the road through to mid-November. Following their Halloween show, the band will roll through Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri. On November 6th, the band will hit Tulsa, Oklahoma, before heading to Texas for three nights across Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston. From there, to wrap up the tour, the band will head to the West Coast, closing things out with shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, before their tour closer in Portland, Oregon, on November 18th.For more information on the band’s new album, Hurry Up & Hang Around, due out on October 12th via BMG Records or for the group’s extensive 2018 touring schedule, head to Blues Traveler’s website here.last_img read more

A key to modernity

first_imgPoggio Bracciolini had a passion for books. And not just books, but old books, ones that were copies of even more ancient manuscripts written nearly 1,000 years before he was born. Rummaging through worm-eaten layers of parchment at a monastery in southern Germany in 1417, the scribe and former Vatican secretary discovered a copy of a poem titled “De Rerum Natura,” or “On the Nature of Things,” by the Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus. On that day, according to Professor Stephen Greenblatt, history swerved.“Much of what we understand of modernity made its way back into the world from an older world, thanks to the efforts of Poggio Bracciolini,” Greenblatt, the John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities, told a group of nearly 50 rapt Harvard undergraduates in Sever Hall on Wednesday. “On the Nature of Things” was “an ancient work of philosophy, in magnificent poetry, but it is a work of physics at its core.”Greenblatt’s most recent book, “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,” centers on Bracciolini’s discovery and was the topic of the third in a series of book talks given by Harvard faculty and alumni throughout the Wintersession programming period. The talks were designed primarily for undergraduates, but were open to all members of the University community.Greenblatt said the discovery of Lucretius’ work was hardly noticed at first, sort of like an earthquake at the bottom of the ocean. But the poem’s ideas gathered strength over the decades and eventually landed like a tidal wave in the medieval intellectual world. Why was the book so important? To begin with, “On the Nature of Things” anticipated modern understandings of the physical universe.“It argues that the universe consists of atoms, void, and nothing else,” Greenblatt explained. “The atoms are eternal and always moving. Everything comes into existence simply because of the random movement of atoms, which, given enough time, will form and reform, constantly experimenting with different configurations of matter from which will eventually emerge everything we know, and into which everything we know will collapse.”Not only did Lucretius anticipate the basis of modern physics, Greenblatt said, but also Darwin’s theory of evolution.“Lucretius believed that nature ceaselessly experiments,” he said. “The experiments throw out lots of weird things: mutations, creatures not fitted for survival or reproduction. But when a certain species of creature emerges that is able to find food for itself more successfully and is able to reproduce successfully, that species will survive.”The most explosive — and perhaps most modern — idea forwarded in “On the Nature of Things” is that humanity is not at the center of the universe, either physically or spiritually. A disciple of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, Lucretius believed that religions were cruel delusions, and that the aim of life should be not sacrifice, but the reduction of suffering.Lucretius argued that “the universe wasn’t created for human beings,” said Greenblatt. “Humans are not unique. The Earth is not the center of the universe. There are an infinite number of worlds. The soul is a material thing, just like the body. Therefore, there’s no afterlife, and no judgment, rewards, or punishments. The moral order that we have exists simply because we need to organize societies as cooperative beings. And the highest goal in life would have to be not pain or piety but pleasure, which all creatures seek.”Lucretius’s ideas were heresy in the Middle Ages. But, wrapped in gorgeous poetry, they made their way through time to shape how we think and understand the world today. Still, Greenblatt pointed out that Western culture still struggles with the concepts that the Roman poet set forth 2,000 years ago.“The reason that no American politician can run on [Epicureanism] is that most people don’t want to believe it,” he said. “It’s not gratifying to believe it. It doesn’t feel liberating for most people to believe that we’re in a material universe of atoms and emptiness and nothing else.”After the talk, Sarah Siskind ’14 said that the story of Bracciolini and Lucretius got her thinking about the meaning of modernity and antiquity.“The whole concept of modernity is interesting,” she said. “He’s talking about ideas from antiquity as modern ideas, so why don’t we just call them modern? I took a class on modern political philosophy that got me interested in these questions. Now I’m excited to read the book. I had never heard of Poggio Bracciolini, but I’ll definitely be talking about him now.”last_img read more

Valamar is announcing a competition for student scholarships

first_imgIn addition, Valamar provides accommodation and meals to its scholarship holders coming from other destinations at the expense of the employer. For the first time, students of electrical engineering schools can also apply for the competition.  Valamar offers students throughout Croatia an attractive scholarship program worth 1.200 kuna per month during the school year, lasting 10 months until the end of schooling, and these days is organizing a presentation of the program in Croatian schools. RELATED NEWS: Valamar provides scholarships for students through a partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, and it is the obligation of all scholarship holders to regularly attend classes, enroll in the school year and graduate properly during the scholarship. In one of Valamar’s destinations from Istria and Krk to Dubrovnik, students have the opportunity to do a quality internship, and after graduation they are provided with their first job with a leading employer in tourism in Croatia.  All students interested in a scholarship at Valamar apply HERE until October 20th. This year, Valamar employed over 7.000 employees in its hotels and resorts from Istria and Kvarner to Dubrovnik. RABAC / POREČ OPEN AIR AS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF HOW DESTINATIONS SHOULD BE DEVELOPED “The advantages of working at Valamar are, among other things, personal and professional development in the profession, involvement in professional training and reward programs. Long-term connection with the employer can be achieved first through the status of a permanent seasonal worker with year-round income and regular service. The company offers Valamar scholarship holders the opportunity to develop their careers through a series of top educational programs, such as the Valamar Academy, which prepares employees for specialist and managerial positions. “, points out Nevena Tolanov, head of human resources development at Valamar.  With the scholarship program, Valamar wants to encourage and support young people in Croatia in their decision to enroll and complete educational programs for hospitality and tourism professions, and for the first time this year Valamar is announcing a competition for five scholarships for which students can apply. electrical engineering schools.  UNILINE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS ALL OVER CROATIA Valamar Riviera is once again announcing a competition for student scholarships for the 2019/2020 school year. for tourist and catering professions chef, waiter, pastry chef, tourist-hotel commercialist and electrician. last_img read more

‘They have to fix it’: Guardiola fumes after VAR denies City

first_img“It was incredible it wasn’t a penalty in the first half (for the foul on Rodri in the box) but VAR said it wasn’t and then at the end they did.”Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino shared a touchline conversation with Guardiola immediately after the goal was disallowed and after the match the Argentine joked he was “in love with VAR”.“I didn’t agree when we started to talk about VAR, but sometimes you get the benefit like today and in the Champions League (last season),” Pochettino said.“Of course it is difficult to accept because we love the football from 30 years ago where it was more the decision of the referee – sometimes unfair things happen but at the end of the season we find a good balance.“But we need to accept a different era and technology is in football now. We need to accept that today it is a benefit for us and when it is against us we have to deal with it with patience.” Premier League VAR Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola called for VAR to be “fixed” after Manchester City were denied a last-gasp winner in their dramatic 2-2 draw against Tottenham on Saturday.Guardiola’s side failed to win for the first time in 16 Premier League games dating back to last season as a result of the latest VAR row.The champions thought they had stolen the points when Gabriel Jesus fired home in stoppage-time, only for the goal to be disallowed for handball after a replay review showed Aymeric Laporte had flicked the ball on with his arm.It was the second time City have been frustrated by VAR against Tottenham following last season’s Champions League quarter-final second leg when Fernando Llorente scored for Mauricio Pochettino’s team despite a potential handball, while Raheem Sterling had what would have been the winner ruled out for offside.“I thought we left that situation in Tottenham in the Champions League last season. But it is the same. The referee and VAR disallow it. It’s the second time it’s happened. It’s honestly tough but it’s the way it is,” Guardiola said.“It happened last week with Wolves (against Leicester) and we saw for Chelsea on Wednesday — the keeper wasn’t on his line — Adrian in the penalty shoot-out. They have to fix it.“The whistle inside matches now isn’t quite clear. But they believe it’s hands with Llorente in the Champions League and sometimes they don’t.center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Missing SW Florida Boy Found Dead, Mother Uncooperative

first_imgThe search for a missing boy and his mother took a tragic turn late last week, when authorities found the child’s body in a lake in central Florida.However, the story doesn’t end there.Investigators are still trying to determine how the boy ended up in the water in the first place.They say the mother is being uncooperative.The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office says 5-year-old Chance Peterkin and his 29-year-old mother, Philletta Moransit, were reported missing on Thursday night. According to authorities, the two had not been seen since leaving their home on foot that morning.An search with deputies in boats and on ATVs, K9’s, a drone and a helicopter led officials to the discovery of Chance’s body in Lake Lelia just after midnight on Friday.Investigators also found Moransit on the campus of South Florida State College a few hours before they found her son’s body.Additionally, they came across some of her clothing near the lake.Jail records show Moransit is being held on charges of child neglect with great bodily harm and resisting an officer.last_img read more

Thurston County Public Health Launches Home & Garden E-Newsletter

first_imgFacebook6Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Public Health & Social Services DepartmentDo you like your house to shine and want to make sure that it’s as healthy as it is clean? Do you take pride in your roses and need to know how to deal with aphids?  Do you strive for a healthy, green lawn and want to protect your pets and children from toxic chemicals lurking in many lawn fertilizers?Thurston Home & Garden e-newsletter is designed to keep you in the loop with the best home and garden tips. Photo courtesy: Thurston County Public Health and Social ServicesGood news! You can get useful home and garden tips delivered to your inbox every two months. Thurston County Public Health & Social Services Department has recently launched a new e-newsletter designed to keep you in the loop with the best home and garden tips, whether you are dusting, landscaping, or controlling pests in your yard. The newsletter is full of inexpensive, time-saving, and practical tips for creating a healthy living space, both inside and outside. Get suggestions to improve indoor air quality, reduce allergy and asthma triggers, deal with mold, and learn safe and healthy ways to care for your garden and lawn.When asked why Thurston County Environmental Health is putting out a newsletter on the topic of healthy homes and gardens, Jennifer Johnson, Thurston County Education and Outreach Specialist, explains “We want to make our education program more accessible to the people of Thurston County and this tool directly delivers helpful information about what they can do inside and around their homes to make themselves healthier!” Cynthia Taylor, another newsletter contributor adds, “The e-newsletter is a fun, interactive way that Thurston County can fulfill its mission of promoting healthful, social, economic, and environmental conditions for all residents. We want people to know how they can easily reduce hazardous materials in their lives.”Each newsletter features six sections: Home, Garden, Lawn, Dig Deeper (with links for more information), Question and Answer, and a list of Local Events and Classes.  Here is a sneak preview of from the Home section in our August edition:What is in dust?Insect partsPollenSporesDust MitesSkin and Hair Particles (from people and pets)Animal DanderSootPesticidesChemicals (flame retardants, plasticizers)Bits of auto tires and brake padsLead, arsenic, cadmium, copper.Dust is an allergy and asthma trigger and it’s one of the main ways we are exposed to toxic substances like lead and arsenic. That’s why taking measures to reduce dust in your home is important. It’s especially important if you have small children, because their bodies are just developing and they spend a lot of time near the ground where the dust hangs out. If that isn’t enough to motivate you to dust your home and vacuum weekly, did you know that dusty surfaces are more likely to grow mold on them? Mold can thrive with a consistent source of moisture and dust. One way to prevent mold is to wipe down surfaces in areas where moisture and humidity are common, like the bathroom, kitchen, and around windows and doors.Subscribe today and tell your friends. Subscribe here, e-mail [email protected], or call 360-867-2582.last_img read more