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first_imgFormed in 2015, YAM YAM established their roots after a group of seasoned Harrisburg, PA musicians joined forces in an effort to play 1970’s soul-inspired music with elements of funk, roots, and jazz heavily sprinkled into the mix. The five-piece band—consisting of keyboardist Mike Dempsey, bassist Xander Moppin, saxophonist Jason Mescia, guitarist Tom Fuller, and drummer Tyler Fuller—utilizes stripped-down instrumentation while capturing a high-energy, funky sound. In November, the band released their debut, self-titled album, recorded by Logan Summey at Mechanicsburg, PA’s Rock Mill Studio. YAM YAM has seen a wave of recent success in the wake of the release, as the 12-track album rose to No. 17 on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts.“Lawanda” is a fan-favorite track off of YAM YAM, which opens up with an infectious bass groove backed by an upbeat tambourine. The remaining three members of the band join in to round out their rhythm section as the quintet trickles into the song’s main theme. A heavy-hitting horn section adds some serious depth to “Lawanda”, as Tom Fuller circles his jazz master bandmates with an earworm of a rhythmic guitar riff. The funk-driven tune is capped off with the group’s silky-smooth collaborative vocal work, giving the listener no option but to clap their hands and bounce along to the groove.Today, Live For Live Music is pleased to debut YAM YAM’s video for “Lawanda”, based on bassist Xander Moppin’s inspiration from the film Superbad. Moppin shared the video’s origins, explaining:When we first sat down and wrote Lawanda, we had a good feeling about it, and we really wanted to shoot a music video for it, so when we were thinking of ideas, I remembered the Superbad intro and thought that a video inspired by that type of vibe would match really well with the song.Guitarist Tom Fuller had some additional thoughts, explaining:We sat down with [music video director] Josh [Nesmith of Nesmith Films] to go over the idea, and I said ‘let’s all just boogie in front of a green screen. And that’s really how we got the ball rolling. This style of music video really compliments the song, as well as portrays the personality of the band members well.You can check out the Live For Live Music premiere of  YAM YAM’s new video for “Lawanda” below:YAM YAM – “Lawanda”[Video: YAM YAM]Fans can follow the band’s Facebook page to stay up to date with the band’s upcoming tour dates and new music. For more information, head to YAM YAM’s website here.last_img read more

first_img Read Full Story Taking even a small amount of iron during pregnancy cuts a woman’s risk of developing anemia and decreases the risk that her baby will be born with a low birth weight, according to a new study by Harvard School of Public Health researchers and colleagues.In an analysis of data from 92 randomized trials and studies involving a total of nearly two million women in 48 countries, researchers found that a daily iron supplement lowered a woman’s risk of anemia by 12% and of having a baby with low birth weight by 3%.The study was published online June 21, 2013 in the British Medical Journal.Serious iron deficiency tends to affect women in poorer countries, but wealthier countries can also learn from this research, said lead author Batool Haider, a researcher in epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. An estimated 16% of pregnant European women have anemia, she said in a BBC interview published June 20, 2013.last_img read more

first_img View Comments The King and I Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 A release date is now set for the previously announced The King and I revival cast recording. The Decca Records album of the Rodgers and Hammerstein score will be available digitally on June 2 and in stores on June 9. The production, directed by Bartlett Sher, has been nominated for nine Tony Awards, including nods for Best Revival and for leads Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe.The King and I is set in 1860’s Bangkok and tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam (Watanabe) and Anna Leonowens (O’Hara), a British schoolteacher, whom the imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children. The musical’s score includes “Getting To Know You,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” “I Have Dreamed” and “Something Wonderful.”In addition to O’Hara and Watanabe, the (ginormous) cast includes Tony nominee Ruthie Ann Miles as Lady Thiang, Conrad Ricamora as Lun Tha, Ashley Park as Tuptim, Edward Baker-Duly as Sir Edward Ramsey, Jon Viktor Corpuz as Prince Chulalongkom, Murphy Guyer as Captain Orton, Jake Lucas as Louis, Paul Nakauchi as Kralahome and Marc Oka as Phra Alack.last_img read more

first_imgPublic Theater View Comments Party People Tickets are now available for the New York premiere of Universes’ Party People at the Public Theater. Directed and developed by Liesl Tommy, with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, the production will run off-Broadway from November 1 through December 4. Opening night is set for November 14.Universes comprises of Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, Steven Sapp and William Ruiz aka Ninja.The award-winning ensemble known for their fusion of theater, poetry, jazz, hip-hop, politics, down home blues and Spanish boleros, makes their Public Theater premiere with a new work about the complicated legacies of the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords Org/Party.Based on dozens of interviews with members of these groundbreaking, society-changing groups, Party People imagines a present-day reunion at an art opening curated by two young counter culturalists; but the curators themselves have complex relationships with the Party members, who fought injustice and provided free food and medical care for their communities—often at the expense of the people who loved them most. Old wounds and generational divides collide in this multi-media theatrical event about the price of being a revolutionary, and what it means for those who come after.center_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 11, 2016last_img read more

first_imgDuring a time when we’re all looking for safe adventures in smaller towns with outdoor activities, Hendersonville, N.C., checks all the boxes. Located just south of Asheville, this Blue Ridge Mountain town is surrounded by Pisgah National Forest. Hendersonville’s vibrant downtown and creative culinary scene combine with its natural setting to make for a well-rounded destination. Hendersonville has one of the most welcoming downtowns in the region. Stop by the Visitor Center on Main Street for a map of shops, restaurants, museums and more. Photo by Sam Dean. MorningTake an informative hike at Holmes Educational State Forest. What was once a nursery developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s is now a living classroom with five miles of trails, including the “talking trees” trail that educates hikers about different species and their uses. The Gorge Zipline promises spectacular views of Green River Gorge. Photo courtesy of Gorges Zipline MorningGo full throttle at The Gorge Zipline. Billed as the steepest, fastest zipline in the country, the experience includes 11 ziplines, a sky bridge, and three rappels. As you cruise through the treetops, enjoy the pristine view of 18,000 acres of preserved Green River game land. Day 1 Fun FactWhen Hendersonville was established in the 1840s, one of its founders decreed that Main Street should be wide enough to turn around a wagon pulled by four horses. That early planning continues to serve the city well. Today the curvilinear Main Street is pedestrian friendly with public art, outdoor dining areas and flowering brick planters. Day 2 AfternoonEarn your pint of beer aboard Hendersonville’s pub cycle. HVL Pedal & Brews books tours to downtown breweries and tasting rooms. Five breweries lie within pedaling distance. Those averse to cycling shouldn’t fret—an electric motor will kick in if you give out. EveningBook a spacious room at Cascades Mountain Resort. Kids delight in the indoor pool with a 110-foot water slide, while adults enjoy the secluded hot tub. The hotel’s Old Orchard Tavern has a full bar serving craft spirits and an award-winning chef who wows diners with well-executed nightly specials. AfternoonHit the trail at the brand new Ride Kanuga mountain bike park. Founded by world-champion downhill racer Neko Mulally, the park features 12 downhill-specific trails suitable for all ability levels. Located on 1,400 acres at Kanuga Camps & Conference Center, the park’s trails descend from Wolf Mountain through old-growth forest. Cover photo: At Ride Kanuga, start at the top of Wolf Mountain and choose one of 12 trails — from beginner to expert — to reach the bottom. photo courtesy Ride Kanuga VisitHendersonvilleNC.org EveningDowntown Hendersonville is home to 25 independently owned restaurants. Choose from authentic Italian, funky tapas, traditional Carolina ’cue or farm-to-table fare that showcases some of western N.C.’s finest producers. For a nightcap, head to the rooftop bar at Shine or The Poe House, a cozy spot that’s a favorite of locals.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 18-year-old man was found dead Wednesday less than a mile from his Hicksville home three days after he was reported missing, Nassau County police said.Kieran Walsh’s body was found near the corner of South Oyster Bay Road and Stewart Avenue, but Homicide Squad detectives do not suspect that he was a victim of foul play, police said.His body was taken to the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine his cause of death.Walsh had been last seen at his Prince Street home shortly after midnight Monday when he was reported missing.last_img read more

first_imgIn the world of financial services, modifications to regulatory governance can change rapidly. In fact, some would argue that each new day in the credit union business brings brand new changes that alter the industry from the way things ran at the close of business the prior day. Surrounded by a constant evolution of regulations and legal expectations, credit union leaders are tasked with the enormous responsibility to remain informed and compliant while still paying affectionate attention to the bottom line of the business.Increasingly strict stipulations from governmental bodies are making one thing very clear: the cost of credit union compliance is an ever-present concern.In February, Washington D.C. played host to the annual CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. Throughout the course of five days, keynote speakers from major media outlets and executive leaders from around the country presented opinions, predictions, and fact-based findings. Among the most impactful of presentations was a breakout session entitled CUNA’s Cost of Regulatory Burden Study Resultswhereby the true financial impact of credit union compliance was revealed, following a major study conducted by Cornerstone Advisors.According to the Regulatory Burden Study, “the combined effect of increased costs and reduced revenues due to regulation amounted to at least $7.2 billion in financial impact for credit unions” in 2014 alone. I was among the attendees of the CUNA GAC who learned firsthand what the data tells us about the state of the industry. continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgA2SEA’s wind turbine installation vessel Sea Challenger has left Hull with a first load of turbine components to be installed on the 1,218MW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.A2SEA is in charge of transporting and installing half of the wind farm’s 174 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines.The remaining half of the turbines is being installed by Fred. Olsen Windcarrier. The company’s jack-up Bold Tern installed the first turbine at the site some 120 kilometres off Yorkshire earlier this month. The wind farm produced its first power shortly thereafter.Current AIS data shows Sea Challenger and Bold Tern working in the vicinity of each other at the wind farm.Once completed in 2020, Hornsea One will become the biggest wind farm in the world. The wind farm is owned by Ørsted (50%), also the developer of the project, and Global Infrastructure Partners (50%).NOTE: The original article was updated on 18 February, 12:26 PM CET.last_img read more

first_imgDanna Kay Jeffers, age 68, passed away at her home in Metamora, IN on Saturday, October 22, 2016.  Born November 3, 1947 in Evansville, IN she was the daughter of the late Daniel & Dorothy (Hoffsinger) Harmes.The homemaker and member of the Metamora Bible Baptist Church, married Larry Jeffers on September 26, 1969 in Evansville and he survives.  She is also survived by her children Scott Jeffers & Sherry Spring, 4 grandchildren Dakota, Hunter, Parker & Brant along with her brothers Dave & Doug Harmes.Graveside services only will be held Thursday, October 27, 2016 in Corydon Cemetery in Corydon, IA. Memorials are suggested to Margaret Mary Health Charity Program.  Meyers Funeral Home assisted the family.  Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more

first_imgBatesville, In. — A question to the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce has led to the discovery of a scam. The invoice for $345.50 was from County Connection Marketing in Hurst, Texas for advertising.Workers at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce were able to protect the local business and determine the scam has been reported in Tennessee, Michigan, Texas and Indiana.Executive director of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Anna Ibold says, “If an invoice for chamber activities is sent it will originate from the Batesville address, and if another company is ever used it would be a local business.”last_img read more