The Meters Members To Appear On PBS’ ‘Great Performances’ & ‘Grammy Salute To Music Legends’

first_imgBack in January, New Orleans funk icons The Meters found out that they group would receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award along with Queen, Neil Diamond, Tina Turner, Emmylou Harris, Louis Jordan, and famed “Wrecking Crew” studio drummer Hal Blaine in 2018. As part of this honor, members of the longstanding and innovating funk act will perform for at a special concert, Grammy Salute To Music Legends, a live award ceremony and show honoring the recipients of this year’s Grammy Special Merit Awards.The show, which will take place this Saturday, July 14th, at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre, will see performances by original Meters members and founders, drummer Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, bassist George Porter Jr., and guitarist Leo Nocentelli. The trio will also be joined by Cyril Neville, a longstanding member of the band who was brought on by his brother, The Meters’ founding keys player, Art Neville.Following the show in July, which will be recorded, the performance will be aired on television on PBS’ Great Performances series. Given that The Meters are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, fans can check out Zigaboo Modeliste, George Porter Jr., and Cyril Neville perform a special Meters tribute at LOCKN’ this year, also featuring Dumpstaphunk’s Ian Neville, Ivan Neville, and Tony Hall.Head here to see our interview with Zig and George on their Grammy Award and upcoming LOCKN’ performance.[H/T Jambase]last_img read more

Fleetwood Mac Postpones Shows Due To Band Member Illness

first_imgUPDATE [4/8/19]: Fleetwood Mac has postponed their upcoming U.S. tour and canceled their recently announced slot at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival as Stevie Nicks recovers from the flu. A new replacement for their May 2nd slot has yet to be announced. Head here for details.On Thursday, Fleetwood Mac was added to the May 2nd lineup for the 50th-anniversary edition of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Fleetwood Mac is currently at the tail end of a lengthy North American tour, with a number of dates in Europe and Australia set to take place later this year.The band’s addition to the lineup came as a replacement for The Rolling Stones, whose headlining set was canceled along with the postponement of the band’s entire U.S. tour due to a health issue affecting Mick Jagger. On Thursday, Jagger underwent heart valve surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. Reports have indicated that The Rolling Stones’ postponed U.S. tour could be rescheduled to begin as early as July.However, a pair of recent show postponements has Jazz Fest patrons somewhat on edge. Amid the announcement that they will fill in for The Rolling Stones at Jazz Fest, Fleetwood Mac postponed two shows this past week—April 5th at Philadelphia, PA’s Wells Fargo Center and April 2nd at Boston’s TD Garden—due to band member illness. The band has not offered any details regarding which member is ill or the extent of said illness.Ticketholders for Fleetwood Mac’s two postponed shows can retain their original tickets for use at the forthcoming rescheduled Boston and Philly dates, the exact dates of which will be scheduled once the NBA Playoffs schedule is set.For the sake of the band, their fans, and the organizers and patrons of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, we hope whoever in the Fleetwood Mac camp is sick makes a full recovery soon. For updates on rescheduled dates, head to the Facebook event pages for the originally scheduled Boston and Philadelphia shows. For more information, head to the band’s website.For more information on the 50th-anniversary edition of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, head to the event website here.last_img read more

Candidates for Harvard board positions announced

first_imgOnce again this spring, Harvard degree holders will have the opportunity to vote for new members of the Harvard Board of Overseers and elected directors of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA).The elections will begin on April 1. As in 2019, eligible voters will have the option of voting either by traditional paper ballot or online. Completed ballots must be received by 5 p.m. (EDT) on May 19. All holders of Harvard degrees, except officers of instruction and government at Harvard and members of the Harvard Corporation, are entitled to vote for Overseer candidates. All Harvard degree holders may vote for HAA elected directors.The candidates listed below will be considered by voters for five anticipated vacancies on the Board of Overseers, and for six openings among the HAA elected directors.Eight of the candidates for Overseer, and all nine of the candidates for HAA elected director, have emerged from this fall’s deliberations of the HAA nominating committee. The committee’s voting members include three current or recent Overseers as well as 10 Harvard alumni of varied backgrounds and experience who are appointed by the HAA executive committee. Through its deliberations extending over the fall, the nominating committee reviewed approximately 300 individuals proposed for inclusion on the Overseers ballot and approximately 200 individuals proposed for inclusion on the ballot for HAA elected directors.Candidates for Overseer may also be nominated by petition. This year, five candidates, listed below,  qualified for the ballot through this process by obtaining a required number of signatures from eligible voters.The Board of Overseers is one of Harvard’s two governing boards, the other being the President and Fellows, also known as the Corporation. Drawing on the diverse experience and expertise of its members, the Board of Overseers exerts broad influence over the University’s strategic directions, provides essential counsel to the University’s leadership on priorities and plans, and has the power of consent to certain actions, such as the election of Corporation members. As a central part of its responsibilities, the Board directs the visitation process, the principal means for external review of the quality and direction of Harvard’s Schools and departments. The current membership of the board is listed here.The candidates’ names appear below in ballot order, as determined by lot.Overseer candidatesThe HAA nominating committee has proposed the following Overseer candidates for the 2020 election.Diego A. Rodriguez, M.B.A. ’01  B.A./B.S. ’93, Stanford UniversityExecutive vice president, chief product and design officer, Intuit Inc.Palo Alto, Calif.David H. Eun ’89, magna cum laude, J.D. ’93Chief innovation officer, Samsung Electronics, and president, Samsung NEXTNew York, N.Y.Katherine Collins, M.T.S. ’11B.A. ’90, Wellesley CollegeHead of sustainable investing, portfolio manager of the Putnam Sustainable Future Fund and the Putnam Sustainable Leaders Fund, Putnam InvestmentsBoston, Mass.Raphael William Bostic ’87, magna cum laudePh.D. ’95, Stanford UniversityPresident and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of AtlantaDecatur, Ga.Susan Morris Novick ’85, magna cum laude Senior vice president, Merrill; freelance journalist, The New York TimesOld Westbury, N.Y.Tracy K. Smith ’94, cum laudeM.F.A. ’97, Columbia UniversityBerlind Professor of the Humanities, Chair of the Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University; 22nd poet laureate of the United StatesPrinceton, N.J.Miki Uchida Tsusaka ’84, magna cum laude, M.B.A. ’88Managing director and senior partner, Boston Consulting GroupTokyo, JapanRyan Wise, Ed.L.D. ’13B.A. ’98, Creighton University; M.P.A. ’08, University of Nebraska OmahaDirector, Iowa Department of Education; dean-designate, Drake University School of EducationDes Moines, IowaBoth Diego Rodriguez (since 2018) and Ryan Wise (since 2019) are current members of the Board of Overseers, completing unexpired terms of Overseers who concluded their service early.The following candidates for Overseer were nominated by petition.Margaret (Midge) Purce ’17Professional soccer player, Sky Blue FC and U.S. Women’s National Soccer TeamPortland, Ore.Jayson Toweh S.M. ’19B.S. ’17, University of MichiganProgram analyst, Environmental Protection AgencyAtlanta, Ga.Lisa Bi Huang M.P.A. ’19B.S./B.A. ’13, Tsinghua University; M.B.A. ’18, University of PennsylvaniaChief financial officer and vice president of growth, OZÉSan Francisco, Calif.John Beatty ’11 cum laudeM.B.A. ’16, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologySenior product manager,, Inc.Seattle, Wash.Thea Sebastian ’08, J.D. ’16M.P.P.  ’11, University of Oxford; M.Ed. ’13, Hunter CollegePolicy counsel, Civil Rights CorpsWashington, D.C.The HAA Board of Directors is an advisory board that actively works to support Harvard alumni volunteers working on behalf of the HAA. The main work of the board focuses on developing volunteer leadership and increasing and deepening alumni engagement through an array of programs that support alumni communities worldwide. In recent years, the board’s priorities have been strengthening outreach to recent graduates; connection to graduate school students and alumni; public and community service; and alumni access to intellectual content.Elected director candidatesThe HAA nominating committee has proposed the following HAA elected director candidates for the 2020 election.Kelsey Trey Leonard ’10M.Sc. ’11, University of Oxford; J.D. ’15, Duquesne University; Ph.D. ’19, McMaster UniversityBanting Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster UniversityHamilton, Ontario, CanadaJoyce Y. Zhang ’09M.P.A. ’15, Princeton University; M.B.A. ’15, Stanford UniversityCEO, Alariss GlobalSan FranciscoMallika J. Marshall ’92, cum laudeM.D. ’96, University of California, San FranciscoMedical reporter, CBS Boston; physician, Massachusetts General HospitalWeston, Mass.Vanessa Zoltan, M.Div. ’15B.A. ’04, Washington University in St. Louis; M.S. ’09, University of PennsylvaniaCo-founder and CEO, Not Sorry ProductionsMedford, Mass.David R. Scherer ’93, cum laudeM.B.A. ’14, University of ChicagoCEO and principal, Origin Investments; co-founder, One Million DegreesChicagoSantiago Creuheras, A.L.M. ’00, A.L.M. ’01B.S. ’97, Universidad de las Américas-Puebla; M.St. ’14, University of CambridgeSenior consultant on sustainable infrastructure and energy, Inter-American Development BankMexico City, Mexico Benjamin D. Wei ’08CEO, Nova InviteNew York, N.Y.Sajida H. Shroff, Ed.M. ’95B.A. ’90, B.Ed. ’93, University of British Columbia; M.B.A. ’04, Emory UniversityCEO, Altamont GroupDubai, United Arab EmiratesMichael D. Lewis ’93Strategic technology adviser, iCorps TechnologiesCambridge, Mass.last_img read more

‘Lease events’ give tenants the chance to get the best terms

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Holy Cross looks to end streak vs Lehigh

first_imgLEADING THE WAY: Lehigh’s Jordan Cohen has averaged 14.7 points and 4.3 assists while Jeameril Wilson has put up 9.1 points and 4.9 rebounds. For the Crusaders, Joe Pridgen has averaged 16.4 points and 6.9 rebounds while Austin Butler has put up 11.8 points and 6.4 rebounds.DIALING IT UP A NOTCH: The Mountain Hawks have scored 68.6 points per game against Patriot League opponents thus far, an improvement from the 62.4 per game they managed in non-conference play.JUMPING FOR JORDAN: Cohen has connected on 38 percent of the 79 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 12 over the last three games. He’s also converted 85.4 percent of his free throws this season.SLIPPING AT 74: Lehigh is 0-13 this year when it allows 74 points or more and 6-5 when holding opponents to fewer than 74.COMING UP SHORT: Holy Cross has dropped its last 12 road games, scoring 67.1 points and allowing 80.6 points during those contests. Lehigh has lost its last four home games, scoring an average of 67.3 points while giving up 80.8.DID YOU KNOW: Holy Cross has scored 64.4 points and allowed 76.8 points over its last five games. Lehigh has averaged 60.8 points and given up 74.2 over its last five. Holy Cross looks to end streak vs Lehigh Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditHoly Cross (3-22, 2-10) vs. Lehigh (6-18, 3-9)Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Lehigh looks to extend Holy Cross’s conference losing streak to six games. Holy Cross’ last Patriot League win came against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks 96-95 on Jan. 22. Lehigh is coming off a 62-59 win over Lafayette in its most recent game.center_img February 11, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Syracuse’s Friday night game against Clemson postponed due to Hurricane Florence

first_imgSyracuse’s (3-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) game against Clemson (3-2, 0-1) at Historic Riggs Field on Friday has been postponed due to Hurricane Florence, Clemson announced. The match will now take place on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The match time has yet to be announced.The Orange and Tigers have a history, with Clemson ending SU’s season last year in the ACC Tournament. Syracuse’s next game is on Sept. 21 against No. 19 Virginia (2-0-2, 0-0-1) at 7 p.m. in SU Soccer Stadium. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 13, 2018 at 7:22 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarezcenter_img Commentslast_img read more