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The Wood Brothers Hit Red Rocks With Sharp, Career-Spanning Set [Review/Photos]

first_imgThere are few bands currently touring that combine elements of jazz, blues, southern rock, and good ol’ Americana as effortlessly and beautifully as The Wood Brothers. With Oliver Wood’s pseudo-southern roots and bassist brother Chris Wood’s extensive free jazz experience in Medeski, Martin, and Wood, the group is undeniably one of the most raw, heartfelt, and genuine bands on the live music circuit today.Following a heavy, folky, punk-laced opening set from Indiana rockers (and Stanley Hotel legends), Murder By Death, the brothers took the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, joined by their other third, multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix. The sun began to set on an unseasonably warm Friday night, and with a quiet hello and little fanfare, Oliver broke into the certifiable classic, “Postcards from Hell,” off of their 2008 release, Loaded. The song seems to be one of Oliver’s favorites, and tells the story of a man with a deep passion for the blues and for music. It’s not the first time the band has played this song at Red Rocks, yet it seems to strike a new chord each and every go around. In our current, rather unstable political climate, the song seems to speak to our beliefs and our commitments, serving as the perfect opening tune. The trio followed with “Tried and Tempted” off their debut album Ways Not to Lose. The stripped-down, bass-led groove got the crowd moving, and the band quickly slipped into another rocker, “This Is It,” from their latest release, One Drop of Truth.The group kept chugging along, playing the fan-favorite “Keep Me Around” off of 2013’s The Muse back-to-back with the classic “Mary Anna.” The chorus of “Mary Anna” featured a new, slightly faster, funkier arrangement that seemed to derive itself from many of the groovier, keyboard-led songs on One Drop of Truth. Perfectly transitioning into said new material, “Sparkling Wine” and the title track, “One Drop of Truth” came next, both keeping the crowd on their feet. Determined to keep the energy up, the brothers pulled out “Snake Eyes” from their 2015 album featuring Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, Paradise. Oliver’s rhythmic strumming and Jano’s steady beat allowed the song to really open up, and giving Chris a chance to dance around with his bass, both musically and literally. Following “Snake Eyes,” they continued to criss-cross their catalog, playing “Loaded,” “Shoo Fly Pie,” “Happiness Jones,” and “That’s Where My Baby Might Be.”Near the end of the set, Oliver took a moment to point out that he saw “a show at Red Rocks” as a 19-year-old kid from Boulder, Colorado. He noted, “I didn’t really realize how important it was at the time,” or something along those lines. The band then dropped into a blistering, original rendition of the late Tom Petty’s “You Wreck Me.” Bearing an eerie resemblance to Petty, Oliver played the part perfectly, both vocally and musically, mentioning afterward, “oh yeah, it was Tom Petty!” Following the tribute to a guy who has to be one of Wood’s southern heroes, the band wrapped up the set with a sing-along take on their hit single, “Luckiest Man” before ending the night with “Honey Jar.”Not to be forgotten, The Wood Brothers were followed by California’s own The Devil Makes Three. Playing their own pioneering blend of bluegrass, folk, gypsy jazz, and Appalachian hick-pop, the band played to an absolutely ecstatic crowd that was eager to see them after too much time away.  Playing a set heavy with tunes off of their eponymous album, “All Hail” and a spacey, feedback-laden “Chained to the Couch” came early in the set.  “Hallelu,” “Graveyard,” and the quintessential “Old No. 7” closed out the evening, leaving the fans with little left to desire.Generally, early season Red Rocks shows can always be hit or miss with the weather and the music, but Friday night proved to be an absolute barnburner. With an incredible summer calendar ahead, it’s looking to be another divine summer at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.Setlist: The Wood Brothers | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 5/25/18Postcards From Hell, Tried and Tempted, This Is It, Keep Me Around, Mary Anna, Sparkling Wine, One Drop of Truth, Snake Eyes, Loaded, Shoo Fly Pie, Happiness Jones, That’s Where My Baby Might Be, You Wreck Me*, Luckiest Man, Honey Jar* – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers cover Photo: Chris Klein The Wood Brothers, The Devil Makes Three | Red Rocks | Morrison, CO| 5/28/18 | Photos: Chris Kleincenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Prestigious Paul Marks Prize awarded to MGH/HMS’s Bernstein

first_imgMassachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Pathology and Cancer Center investigator Bradley Bernstein is one of three recipients of the 2015 Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research, given by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). Bernstein is a professor of pathology at MGH and Harvard Medical School, and an institute member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.Bernstein is being honored for his investigations into how the structural organization or “packaging” of our DNA within cells influences the functions of our genes. The packaging provides an additional layer of ‘epigenetic’ regulation that controls cellular differentiation and, when disrupted, contributes to cancer development.  He is the first MGH researcher to receive this prestigious prize.The genes that code for the generation of proteins make up only 2 percent of the human genome. While much is yet to be learned about the remaining noncoding sequences, it has become clear that a major function is to regulate where and when coding genes are switched on and off — a process known as epigenetics.The work has important implications for the development of precision therapies that address epigenetic defects in tumors.The Paul Marks Prize was established in 2001 and is given every other year to up to three investigators age 45 or younger, “who are making significant contributions to the understanding of cancer or are improving the treatment of the disease through basic or clinical research.” Bernstein and his co-recipients — Howard Chang of Stanford University and Daniel Durocher of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute — will receive their awards and speak on their research at a Dec. 3 scientific symposium at MSKCC.Bernstein is a professor of pathology at MGH and Harvard Medical School, and an institute member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Longer, improved pepper production with shade cloth

first_imgAs the seasons turn, commercial bell pepper growers in the Southeast share a common foe: the sun.Brutal summer temperatures often make growing anything impossible, and peppers can be susceptible to a host of diseases and disorders in such conditions. Even during the spring and fall, heat and direct sunlight can severely impair their overall quality and marketability.It’s enough to make a farmer dream of pepper sunscreen, which—in a way—is precisely what researcher Juan Carlos Diaz-Perez has been studying. Diaz-Perez is a horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Shade cloth shows striking returnsWorking in the unrelenting climate of south Georgia, Diaz-Perez began to study the performance of bell peppers grown under plastic mulch and black plastic shade cloth in 2007.Initial results were resounding: Plants grown under the shade grew taller, had more leaves and had larger leaves than those in direct sunlight. Both marketable and total yields increased while number of culls decreased dramatically.From 2009 to 2011, Diaz-Perez compared the effects of five different levels of shading on peppers, from zero to 80 percent. In fields on the UGA campus in Tifton, Ga., he discovered that using plastic cloth manufactured to create 30 percent shade actually improved photosynthesis and doubled marketable yield. Only about 10 percent of the total yield was lost to disease or damage. Under normal sunlight in south Georgia, as much as 50 percent of a pepper crop can be culled or lost. Using the shade cloth also prolonged the growing season by almost a month. “When many growers in south Georgia stop harvesting in June, we can continue harvesting easily at least four more weeks,” Diaz-Perez said. “There’s definitely no comparison in the quality of the fruit between the shaded and the unshaded fruit, particularly when the fruit is harvested in the summer or late spring.”Black versus silver plasticDiaz-Perez notes that one of the keys to extending the season was to use reflective silver plastic mulch. This mulch retained less heat during the summer months than more common black plastic mulch. Although black plastic mulch warmed the soil effectively for spring planting, those same thermal properties worked against it during the hotter months. Meanwhile, silver plastic worked just as well in the spring, but later in the season, it reflected solar radiation to protect the plants’ roots from the harsh summer sun.Possibilities for more sustainable productionOverall, the shading and mulching system “has a very interesting potential to make pepper production much more sustainable,” Diaz-Perez said.The shaded pepper plants required less water and had far fewer incidences of disease and fruit disorders, such as anthracnose, blossom end rot and sunscald. They also suffered less damage from pests and were less likely to suffer infection from tomato spotted wilt virus. There’s a rather simple reason to the healthiness of shade-grown pepper plants.“Because they are less stressed,” Diaz-Perez said. “It’s just like you. If you were outside or if you were inside the shading, where would you feel more comfortable? Why would we think that the plants are different than that?”Because the shade-grown peppers are hardier and less stressed, the plants require fewer applications of pesticide, which translates into less chemical exposure for field workers.Implementing the technology in GeorgiaCurrently, Diaz-Perez is not aware of growers using the shading system in Georgia—where peppers are a $28 million dollar crop. There has been “a very significant adoption of the technology in Florida,” he said.Since weather and agricultural conditions between south Georgia and north Florida are similar, Diaz-Perez’s conclusion is an obvious one: “If it works there, it can work here.”What’s more, shade cloth can be adapted to any structure, whether that’s a makeshift pup tent or a commercial growing frame large enough for a tractor. Diaz-Perez recommends a minimum height of 15 feet to optimize circulation and reduce heat stress.“We are very confident that the system works, the shading works,” said Diaz-Perez.last_img read more

365 MMP and desiGna launch Love Contest

first_img Share Tweet Share Share 87 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! LocalNews 365 MMP and desiGna launch Love Contest by: – February 3, 2012 A Love contest is the latest collaboration between two internet based companies in time for Valentine’s Day 2012.365 MMP, an online based company which offers Media, Marketing and Production services through one of the most popular Social Networking sites, Facebook, and desiGna (www.shopdesiGna.com), Dominica’s first online clothing and accessories store, have launched a Love Contest in celebration of Valentine’s Day.One of the owners of 365MMP Elias Dupuis told Dominica Vibes News that the objective of the contest is to create value for the customers of both entities as well as introduce new comers to their brands.He explained that interested participants only need to “Like” 365MMP and desiGna’s Facebook pages, (http://www.facebook.com/pages/365-MMP/182372708453192) and www.facebook.com/shopdesiGna respectively, post a photograph of themselves and spouse, girlfriend or boyfriend, then get friends to “Like” the pages and the photograph.The couple with the most “Likes” will be judged the winner.Six couples have already submitted their photograph and there is limit on the number of couples which can participate, however, participants must be 18 years and older to join the contest.The winning couple will receive a one night stay at one of Dominica’s top hotels, a $240.00 gift certificate from DesiGna and a free photo-shoot from 365MMP. The second prize winners will also win a photo-shoot compliment of 365MMP.The results will be released simultaneously on both companies Facebook pages on February 13th and the winners will be contacted via their Facebook pages.The Love Contest is opened until the 12th of February, start posting folks!Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Batesville doctor earns state award

first_imgIn addition to the patients she serves in her office and at Margaret Mary Health, Dr. Robertson serves as the director of nursing for the Sisters of St. Francis where she regularly provides care to sisters who are too ill to travel. “As a testament to her ability to relate to her patients, Dr. Robertson is the most requested physician for the sisters when they are in need of care,” said Diana Schutte, director of nursing for the Sisters of St. Francis. “She’s just wonderful. She looks at the individuality of each patient and addresses them in a way they can understand, especially when caring for patients with dementia.” Batesville, In. — Dr. Mary Robertson recently received the Indiana Doc Hollywood Award at the 2017 Indiana Rural Health Association’s annual conference. This award recognizes individuals who care professionally for those in rural areas across the nation. An internal medicine physician in Batesville, Dr. Robertson was one of four physicians in the state of Indiana who received the honor.Dr. Robertson’s nomination was a compilation of both professional and patient testimonials that showcased her reputation for being a genuinely caring physician. Not only was she recognized for providing excellent care to her patients, but the award was also given for her role in mentoring students and volunteering in the community.Dr. Robertson moved from Chicago to Batesville in 2000 to open her medical practice. Since that time, she has provided compassionate care to a number of patients not only in her office, but at Margaret Mary Health. When asked to describe Dr. Robertson, many of her patients are quick to point out how meticulous she is when making a diagnosis or determining a treatment plan. “Mary leaves no stone unturned – continually delving into medical issues until she is totally convinced the course she is recommending is concise and thorough,” said Judy Laudick, a patient since 2000.center_img Despite the time and dedication it takes to be a mentor to students, Dr. Robertson has welcomed them into her practice so they can work alongside her to better understand what it takes to be a healthcare provider in a rural community.“Mary is a large part of the reason I am a practicing dentist today, emulating what she has done for so many years,” said Amy Feller-Morrin. “On many occasions, I watched Mary balance the life of a full-time professional working mother in a small community. Mary has always been a role model to me.”Anyone who knows Dr. Robertson knows she not only cares about her patients, but she cares about the entire community. Not only does Dr. Robertson support many sporting events and fundraisers in the community, she has volunteered her time on many occasions to speak at community seminars on topics ranging from cancer and heart disease to diabetes and women’s health. She has also assisted with sports physicals for student athletes.An advocate for those who are underinsured, Dr. Robertson devotes countless hours to helping patients get the treatment and medications they need, regardless of their ability to pay. She also volunteers regularly at the Southeast Indiana Health Center (SEIHC), a local clinic that provides medical care to those who can’t afford it.“Since opening our doors in 2013, Dr. Robertson has been a true supporter of the Southeast Indiana Health Center,” said Paul Tyrer, SEIHC manager. “From personally transporting a patient to the emergency room to seeing patients outside of clinic hours, Dr. Robertson’s care and compassion goes beyond caring for the sick.”Perhaps most impressive of all of Dr. Robertson’s feats is her ability to run a successful medical practice while raising a family of her own. Dr. Robertson and her husband, Mike, have three children and seven grandchildren. She is a very active grandma, and her grandkids affectionately call her “Lola.” With six siblings of her own, she also values being involved with her very large, extended family.last_img read more

Clippers’ Patrick Beverley gives rude welcome to Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES — Patrick Beverley chest-bumped Lonzo Ball to the court after talking trash to him from the baseline to the midcourt line midway through the first quarter of the Clippers’ season-opening victory Thursday over the Lakers. Beverley then forced Ball into a backcourt violation a moment later.Beverley later swiped the ball from Ball near midcourt and coasted the other direction for an easy layup. Beverley then swished a 3-pointer while free from Ball in the corner, retreating down court to play defense while waving his hand in front of his face like wrestler John Cena.You can’t see me.Ball experienced the Beverley Factor for the first time in a dud of an NBA debut, but it was nothing new for anyone who’s been around the league. Beverley was named to the league’s all-defensive first team for the first time in 2016-17 and was on the second team in 2013-14. Fire and grit are what attracted the Clippers to Beverley in the first place. They acquired him from the Houston Rockets as part of a package of players in exchange for Chris Paul during the offseason. So far, after one lopsided victory, there have been no regrets.No surprises, either.“That’s his mentality against everybody,” power forward Blake Griffin said of Beverley. “It doesn’t matter if it’s Lonzo or whoever is next. That’s just his mentality. Pat wakes up like that. We have a lot of guys who have chips on their shoulders, and we play really hard.”Beverley’s intensity in his full-court defensive pressure was infectious, Griffin said.“When you see somebody dogging the ball like that you have no choice to be there for him,” Griffin said. “He’s putting in all that effort and you’ve got to do the same thing. Defensively, it starts with the guards picking up and our guards did a really good job.”For the record, Beverley held Ball to three points on 1-for-6 shooting. Ball also had nine rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes, 21 seconds, watching glumly from the bench with his teammates as the Clippers’ lead grew to as many as 30 points in the fourth quarter.Beverley scored 10 points on 4-for-10 shooting, adding three rebounds and one assist in 24:07 in his Clippers debut. He said the knee injury that sidelined him for two of the Clippers’ five exhibition games bothered him in the early going Thursday.“Knocking off rust,” Beverley said. “Knocking off rust, first game.”ALL ABOUT MILOSMilos Teodosic started and scored six points on 2-for-9 shooting with one rebound and a team-high six assists. At 30 years, 214 days, he is the seventh-oldest rookie to make his NBA debut since 1976-77. Pablo Prigioni of the New York Knicks was the oldest at 36 years, 169 days in 2012-13.center_img Above all, Beverley has been a first-team pest and agitator since making his NBA debut in 2012-13.Nothing personal.Well, maybe a little.Beverley railed profanely about Ball as he entered the locker room after the Clippers’ 108-92 victory, according to a report on The Undefeated website. Beverley cleaned it up for reporters once inside, saying in a G-rated postgame conversation, “I just had to set the tone.”He also said: “I told him after the game, due to all the riff-raff his dad (LaVar) brings, he’s going to get a lot of people coming at him. He has to be ready for that. I let him know after the game. What a better way to start than 94-feet guarding him. Welcome to the NBA.”last_img read more