Turkuaz’s Michelangelo Carubba Hosts All-Star Birthday Bash [Full Audio/Photo]

first_imgPhoto: Capacity Images On Friday night, Michelangelo Carubba of the Brooklyn-based funk powerhouse Turkuaz hosted his annual birthday bash at Brooklyn Bowl. For the third annual iteration of the event, Carubba had something particularly special in store, tapping a number of other big names in the music scene to help him welcome in another lap around the sun. For his birthday blowout, the drummer tapped TAB trumpeter and vocalist Jennifer Hartswick, Allen Stone keyboardist Steveland Swatkins, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds bassist Josh Myers, and singer-songwriters Ryan Montbleau and Cris Jacobs, in addition to a number of folks from the Snarky Puppy clan, including Robert “Sput” Searight, Nate Werth, and the Snarky Puppy Horns—composed of Justin Stanton, Mike Maher, and Chris Bullock. However, the list didn’t stop there, with his fellow Turkuaz bandmates, Craig Brodhead, Shira Elias, and Sammi Garett, all joining in on last night’s festivities.Ahead of his birthday party, Michelangelo Carubba spoke to Live For Live Music about the important personal meaning of the event: “Ultimately, it really is just about me wanting to play with my friends. I love seeing all my friends when they come to these birthday shows. The whole thing is just a reflection of my life in front of me—in people and in music. I want everyone else to see what that means and also, in a way, to give back to the people who have made it possible. Every person involved has played a part in me being there on stage that day, on my birthday.”With the event holding such a special personal importance to Carubba, each year, the Turkuaz drummer strives to make things better than the last. Unlike past years and with such an extensive listing of some of the most masterful musicians in the scene at his fingertips, the Turkuaz drummer decided to move away from a more traditional super jam in favor of a more pre-determined set list with specific planned collaborations. Ahead of his birthday party, Carubba noted: “This year, I am trying to do something completely different than the super jam idea. . . . I thought it might be sensory overload if all fourteen were onstage at the same time, the entire time. I’m kind of breaking people off and putting together combinations of music that you will never see anywhere else. When else are you going to see Cris Jacobs playing cigar box guitar with Jen Hartswick singing, you know?”To say that this format for the show was a success would be an understatement. Last night was a funk-fueled celebration of life, which saw a slew of well-executed covers spanning well-loved catalogs from Stevie Wonder to Dolly Parton to The Wood Brothers to Janet Jackson. In addition to the already-massive birthday lineup Carubba had planned for the evening, the performance also saw sit-ins from trombonist Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), guitarist Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), and bassist Dave Livolsi (Jazz Is Dead).You can check out photos from Michelangelo Carubba’s third annual birthday blowout below, courtesy of Chris Capaci of Capacity Images. You can also listen to the full audio from the night below, courtesy of Eric McRoberts. Enjoy Load remaining imagescenter_img Michelangelo Carubba’s 3rd Annual Birthday Bash | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 8/11/2017 | Photo: Capacity Imageslast_img read more

Rule of Law, Misrule of Men

first_imgElaine Scarry, Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value, confronts the Bush administration’s legislative crimes, and calls for prosecutorial action to restore democracy.last_img

Bidens bring an unexpected piece of furniture to White House

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a crib in President Joe Biden’s White House. It’s set upstairs in the family residence for the president’s youngest grandchild, Beau Biden Jr. The baby was born last year to Biden’s only surviving son, Hunter Biden. Hunter Biden is the brother of Beau Biden, the president’s other son, who died of brain cancer in 2015 at age 46. The existence of the baby bed was revealed by People magazine after Joe Biden’s first White House interview as president. Biden also says in the interview the Senate must hold an impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump otherwise “it makes a mockery of the system.”last_img

Brentwood Boys Basketball Knocks off Northport, Advances to Finals

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Brentwood High School defeated Northport High School 76-61 Friday night at Farmingdale State College to advance to the Suffolk County Section Class AA Basketball Championship.The Indians of Brentwood won the opening tip, and didn’t look back. In front of a raucous crowd of about 1,000 fans, Brentwood came out very aggressive on both sides of the ball.Brentwood was sparked by an 11-0 run in the second quarter that led to an early 21-10 lead. The Northport Tiger’s offensive drought lasted over half a quarter and they could not recover as they found themselves trailing 36-25 at halftime.The deficit was hardly insurmountable, but the 2013 Long Island Class AA Champions had difficulty holding on to the ball the face of swarming pressure, turning the ball over 14 times, which led to a number of easy fast break opportunities for Brentwood. Northport’s failure to make shots only exacerbated the problem.The third quarter was played at a frenetic pace as the teams traded both turnovers and buckets. Austin Marchese kept the Tigers in the game, scoring the last seven points of the quarter.But Sophomore point guard Michael Almonacy came out strong in the fourth quarter and led the way for Brentwood scoring 23 points on the night. Senior forward Marcus Hall and 6-foot-8 senior Femi Olujobi provided a strong, physical frontcourt, something that Northport lacked all night. Their rebounding and defensive presence stifled Northport.Northport battled to within 8 points in the final quarter, but Almonacy sealed the deal with a layup to put the Indians up 13 with just over two minutes left in regulation.Brentwood will now face Deer Park High School in the Suffolk County Class AA Championship on Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. at Farmingdale State College.last_img read more

X-Leisure sails into Brighton Marina

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Tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef is for sale

first_imgAn island on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef is currently on the market for expressions of interest, with price expectations of around $40 million.Keswick Island is currently owned by Keswick Developments Director Edward Dawson-Damer, who is said to be a friend of the British royal family.He has already obtained planning approval for up to 1000 dwellings on the site.There are currently 26 privately-owned properties on the island.The property comes with an 80-year-lease to develop 117 hectares of the 517-hectare island, which includes 400 hectares of national park. Gallery (7 images)Keswick Island is located near Mackay.The island sits 32 kilometres off the coast of Mackay and has the white sandy beaches, palm trees and clear waters typical of tropical north Queensland.Its coral reefs are home to turtles, dolphins and whales, as well as a number of the species of tropical fish associated with the Great Barrier Reef.The new owner will also be given a seabed license to build an 180+ berth marina on the island.Selling agent Jordan Lee, of Colliers International Real Estate, says most of the infrastructure is also in place for a developer to build a resort, hotel or retail complex.“At the moment there’s 26 houses already of the island. Electricity, airstrip, roads and sewerage are all ready (in place),” Lee says.He says the island has had a “surprising” amount of interest so far from buyers hailing from across the globe, including Asia and Europe.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago“We’ve got more interest on this island than some of the houses we sell locally,” he says.With $30 million already invested in the island’s infrastructure, it is thought the property could fetch up to $40 million.Expressions of interest for this property are expected by 31 August 2016.last_img read more

Renovations, first home buyers strong as Queensland stands firm

first_imgHIA sees strong promise in the value of alteration and additions approvals in Queensland.QUEENSLAND has brushed aside apartment oversupply concerns with its housing scorecard emerging third strongest in the country, backed by millions approved for renovations and first homebuyer strength.The latest Housing Industry Association Housing Scorecard saw Queensland ranked third behind New South Wales and Victoria, with the East Coast trio dominating housing statistics across the country.It’s the fourth consecutive quarter for the state to hold that spot and comes despite the resource investment downturn and major supply of multi-unit dwellings.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:40Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenOpen for inspection: what to look out for01:40“A jump in the value of renovation work approved in recent months is a very positive sign that consumers are confident in underlying market and a very positive sign for the industry,” the report said.Queensland saw $324 million in alterations and additions approved in the quarter, which was a whopping 19.1 per cent higher than the decade average.HIA Housing Scorecard Winter 2017: Queensland Current Quarter Result and Deviation from Decade Average. Source: HIA/ABSMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoThe number of loans to first home buyers was at 5,371 in the quarter, which was slightly below (-3.7 per cent) the decade average, but still the strongest performer of all states and territories.NSW saw its number of loans to first home buyers go -45.9 per cent below its decade average while Victoria had a -12.8 per cent deviation, ACT -8.7 per cent, Tasmania -17.1 per cent, South Australia -27.7 per cent and Western Australia -10.4 per cent.“The depth of the Queensland economy has seen it perform solidly despite the decline in resources related construction investment. Economic growth in Queensland is now being underpinned by resource exports. The fate of a small number of very large resource projects could also change this moderate projection of growth,” the HIA report said.“The investment phase in apartments in Queensland has lagged behind other states and there are still a large number of units to be completed. With approvals for multi-unit residential building declining in recent months there is an indication that there is a pending contraction in this sector of the market once the current projects conclude.”HIA said Queensland’s fall in building activity by 10.2 per cent in the March quarter was “consistent with the decline in activity across the country”.“We anticipate that the number of commencements will continue receding from the elevated level posted in 2015/16, the level of commencements should remain healthy in the longer term context.”last_img read more

Tennis ace asks shocked ball-girl to peel his banana at Australian Open

first_img Promoted ContentA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun You7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Best Cars Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way20 Amazing Facts About The Daenerys Of The House Of Targaryen Benchetrit went on to defeat his opponent and qualify for the main tournament. But his demand for help with the fruit was slammed on Twitter after tennis journalist Alex Theodoridis uploaded a clip of it happening. Maria Garcia wrote that the French tennis player was a “nasty piece of work” and “beyond rude.” Sumaira Jajja posted that he was a “privileged creep” while another wrote that the ballgirl was “not a servant” and is there “to do a job”. Read Also:15yr-old American shocks Venus Williams at Australian Open Others wrote that they wished the ballgirl had peeled the banana “and taken a huge bite” while the umpire was praised for scolding the tennis player. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The strange incident came as the world No229 took on Dmitry Popko in an Australian Open Qualifier in Melbourne. The girl was shocked at the request, looking up to the umpire as she held the piece of fruit. Thankfully the man in the chair John Blom told off the 21-year-old and told him to do it himself. Benchetrit then bit one end of the banana, but not before arguing with Blom. He seemed to be having trouble peeling it due to bandages on his hands and fingers.Advertisement Loading… Tennis star, Elliot Benchetrit, was told off by the umpire after asking a ball-girl to peel his banana.last_img read more

More cops sent to Alimodian, Bingawan for ECQ duties

first_imgAlimodian recorded 10 more cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on July 15, which prompted authorities to extend further its ECQ. Meanwhile, Alimodian’s Mayor Gefree Alonsabe pointed out that limiting the movement of people is part of the ECQ to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. ILOILO City – The Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) deployed additional policemen to the municipalities of Alimodian and Bingawan to help in the strict enforcement of quarantine rules after the towns reverted back to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). “We pulled out some of our men assigned at the IPPO, Regional Public Safety Battalion and Special Weapons and Tactics team,” Lucas said. According to Mayor Mark Palabrica, the ECQ status in Bingawan will remain for two weeks as local authorities rolled out contract tracing for close contacts of the six cases. Meanwhile, Bingawan was placed under ECQ midnight of July 13 after six staff of the town’s Rural Health Unit were found infected with COVID-19. Police Colonel Paul Kenneth Lucas, IPPO director, said he fielded 10 more police officers in each municipality. Police Colonel Paul Kenneth Lucas ECQ is a form of community quarantine implementing temporary measures imposing stringent limitations on movement and transportation of people, strict regulation of operating industries, provision of food and essential services, and heightened presence of uniformed personnel to enforce community quarantine protocols./PNlast_img read more