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Grace Potter Reveals Winter Tour Schedule

first_imgTouring in support of her recent release Midnight, the powerful singer/songwriter Grace Potter has revealed her plans for 2016. After winding down this year with a string of December shows, Potter will hit the ground running in January with a show at the Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN on 1/13. That tour wraps up a full month later in Colorado, before a second leg picks up in March and carries Potter to the inaugural Okeechobee Festival in Florida, as well as a handful of dates in Australia and New Zealand.Grace Potter Heats Up The NorVa With Smokin’ Solo Band PerformanceThe full schedule can be seen below, with fan club tickets and more information available via Potter’s official website. Grace Potter Tour DatesDec. 2 Englewood, NJ—Bergen Performing Arts CenterDec. 3 Northampton, MA—Calvin TheatreDec. 4 Asbury Park, NJ—Paramount TheatreDec. 5 Ithaca, NY—State TheatreDec. 6 Buffalo, NY—Town BallroomDec. 8 Concord, NH—Capitol Center for the ArtsDec. 10 Huntington, NY—The ParamountDec. 11 Philadelphia, PA—The FillmoreDec. 12 New Haven, CT—College Street Music Hall Jan. 13 Memphis, TN—Minglewood HallJan. 15 Birmingham, AL—Iron CityJan. 16 Atlanta, GA—The Tabernacle Jan. 17 Miramar Beach, FL—30A Songwriters FestivalJan. 20 Roanoke, VA—Berglund CenterJan. 21 Washington, DC—9:30 ClubJan. 22 Washington, DC—9:30 ClubJan. 24 Wilmington, NC—Humanity and Fine Arts CenterJan. 26 Athens, GA—Georgia TheatreJan. 28 Mobile, AL—Saenger TheatreJan. 29 Houston, TX—House of BluesJan. 30 Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Live at Moody TheatreJan. 31 San Antonio, TX—Aztec TheatreFeb. 4 Boulder, CO—Boulder TheaterFeb. 5 Aspen, CO—Belly UpFeb, 6 Aspen, CO—Belly UpFeb. 8 Jackson Hole, WY—Jackson Hole Center for the ArtsFeb. 10 Missoula, MT—The Wilma TheatreFeb. 11 Boise, ID—Knitting FactoryFeb. 12 Portland, OR—Roseland Theatre Feb. 13 Seattle, WA—ShowboxMarch 4 Okeechobee, FL—Okeechobee Music and Arts FestivalMarch 19 Auckland, NZ—Auckland City LimitsMarch 25 Tyagarah, AU—Byron Bay BluesfestMarch 26 Tyagarah, AU—Byron Bay Bluesfest[Photo via Sam Shinault]last_img read more

Hospitals Deporting Uninsured Patients

first_imgOLOMC , Guatemala — High in the hills of Guatemala, shut inside a one-room house, Luis Alberto Jimenez has no idea of the legal battle that swirls around him in the lowlands of Florida.Beaming at his toothless mother, his sole caregiver, Jimenez remains cheerily oblivious that he has come to represent the collision of two flawed U.S. systems, immigration and health care.Click here to read more.last_img

CLC discusses assault

first_imgThe Campus Life Council (CLC) met Monday afternoon at their final weekly meeting of the fall semester. Luis Llanos, chair of the Diversity Council, updated the CLC about group’s resolution passed about a month and a half ago and passed on to administrators last Thursday. “I have been in contact with the administration [about the resolution],” Llanos said.  “They’re going to meet up next week and then we will discuss all the points in depth. They have all been positive about it.” The focus of the meeting turned to student government’s campaign against sexual assault on campus. Student Body President Alex Coccia said plans are underway for a spring semester project. “When we come back in the spring semester, student government is facilitating a student engagement campaign,” Coccia said. “The campaign title is ‘One is Too Many.’” Student government is getting four or five people will to run and facilitate a pledge against sexual assault in each residence hall, he said. Student government will train the dorm representatives in the spring semester. “We want to make sure the people who are doing the conversations feel comfortable talking about it,” he said. “We want them to feel knowledgeable about reporting and logistics of the dialogue. From there, we’re really going to try and adapt and evolve the campaign.” Coccia said the campaign is open to as many people who want to be involved, with plans to weave the initiative into freshman orientation and dorm mass homilies in the future. “Student government is facilitating [the campaign],” Coccia said. “But we want anyone that wants to be involved to be involved.” Llanos asked what is being doing for off-campus students since sexual assault may happen there also. Coccia said logistically, that aspect is more difficult, but still possible. “We will focus on [University] Edge and [Irish] Row, but we’re also looking at social media pledges and getting off-campus people involved,” he said. Annie Selak, Walsh Hall rector, said there is the potential of communication breaking down since the campaign is on a representative basis in different dorms.   Pasquerilla East Hall rector Cindy Broderick said it will be important to make sure proper support structures are in place to maintain the campaign and also support  students who have been affected by sexual assault. Contact Kyle Witzigman at [email protected]last_img read more

Walter Jones indicted for Avery Trace murder

first_img Port Arthur had five homicides in all of 2017.The spate of violence this year was behind Port Arthur Police Chief Patrick Melvin’s decision to form a task force that includes city police and federal partners, such as the FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Drug Enforcement Agency and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.It also encouraged a citizen’s march against violence last Saturday in Port Arthur.Avery Trace has hired off-duty police officers — two officers on weekdays, four at night; four officers all day and night during the weekends — to address violence that has continued for six months at the apartments. Staff reportA Jefferson County grand jury has indicted Walter Stevens Jones, 20, of Port Arthur for murder in connection with the March 16 shooting death of Joseph Boudreaux, 25, at Avery Trace Apartments at 4260 Highway 365. A probable cause affidavit said the shooting death — the seventh in Port Arthur in 2018 — occurred around 12:30 p.m. Three witnesses said they saw the shooting.Officers said they found Boudreaux on the ground in the far east parking lot of the apartment complex and he appeared to have been shot multiple times.Jones was arrested three days later and bond was set at $1 million.last_img read more

Honor those affected by breast cancer in special tribute section

first_img The deadline to submit material is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1. E-mail photos and your message of 30 words or less to [email protected] Please put “breast cancer tribute” in the subject line.You can mail your photo and tribute message or bring them to the new Port Arthur News offices at 2349 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, Texas 77640. Because of a change in computer systems, photos from past years are not available and will have to be resubmitted. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The Port Arthur News is planning a special section honor breast cancer survivors and pay tribute to those who have been lost to the disease.There is no charge to include a one-column photograph and a short message in the section.center_img For questions about the special section, call Ken Stickney, editor, at 409-721-2431.last_img read more

4iiii Podiiiium Ride Ready power meters now Shimano road cranks

first_imgThe 4iiii Precision Podiiiium crank-based power meters are now shipping pre-installed on Shimano 105, Ultegra and Dura-Ace cranksets. Shown at last year’s Interbike with the promise of early 2018 delivery, the program is called “Ride Ready” because they ship already attached to a new left-side crank arm. All you need to do is swap out your existing non-drive crank arm and pair it with your head unit and off you go.The Ride Ready units only come on the three Shimano crank arms, with retail price for the arm plus power meter running from $399 to $599. Or, you can send in your own cranks to have the rechargeable Podiiiium units attached in their factory, then returned. If you don’t mind a short wait, that’ll only run you $399 for left-side only and can be done to virtually any Shimano crankset from 105 and XT or better; SRAM XX1, X01 and Red carbon cranks, Campagnolo Potenza, plus some Cannondale and Praxis cranks, too. Check their website for exact models, and hit up this post for more tech details.4iiii.comlast_img read more

Tony Kushner’s New Version of The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call Set for London’s National; Lesley Manville Will Star

first_img View Comments Tony Kushner(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser for London’s National Theatre has announced a new staging of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s dark comic play The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call, featuring a new adaptation by Tony and Pulitzer winner Tony Kushner (Angels in America). Oscar nominee and Olivier winner Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread) will star in the central role of Claire Zachanassian for the production, set to commence at the Olivier Theatre in February of 2020, with exact dates to come.Tony and Olivier nominee Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall) will direct Kushner’s post-war American context version of the play, which will also star Richard Durden, Sara Kestelman, Joseph Mydell and Nicholas Woodeson.The play centers on Claire Zachanassian (Manville), an often-widowed millionairess who pays a visit to her hardship-stricken birthplace. The locals hope she’ll bring them a new lease on life, but little do they know that her offer to revitalize the town comes at a dreadful price.The National’s production will feature set design by Vicki Mortimer, costume design by Moritz Junge, lighting design by Paule Constable, composition by Paul Englishby and movement direction by Polly Bennett.Dürrenmatt’s play is the basis for the musical The Visit, by Terrence McNally, John Kander and Fred Ebb, which premiered on Broadway in 2015, featuring Chita Rivera in a Tony-nominated turn as Claire Zachanassian.For a look at the full slate of upcoming productions at London’s National, click here.last_img read more

Quintana Roo unveils PRthree

first_img Related American Bicycle Group (ABG), manufacturer of Quintana Roo, today unveiled the PRthree, the latest in Quintana Roo’s PR series of award-winning, high-performance triathlon bikes.Unveiled at this weekend’s USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals, the PRthree is Quintana Roo’s new elite level bike, sharing some technology advanced by its series cousins, the PRsix and the PRfive – ‘lightweight, aero-efficient, stable, and mechanically easy to work on and travel with’.“We are always looking for ways to help the age group triathlete,” said ABG president and CEO, Peter Hurley. “With the PRthree, we have accomplished this. It shares some of the performance characteristics of our award-winning PRsix and PRfive. It’s flexible to their performance needs, highly competitive and has an aggressive price point.”Features of the PRthree:Features Quintana Roo’s ‘Shift’ technology, the company’s well regarded asymmetric designTrickle-down aero and light-weight technology from the award-winning PRsix and PRfiveBoat-tail technology that increases aero efficiency and provides greater stabilityStatic Downtube Orientation for maximum aerodynamic advantage across all sizes (size specific design)QBox – size specific storage system that makes the bike more aerodynamic, equipped with safety beacon that can be turned on or off without leaving the saddle – comes standard on all modelsMulti system brake mount allows compatibility with most brakesEasy assembly – two hex wrenches are all that’s needed to take the bike apart for easy travelFeatures a very adjustable Profile Design aero cockpit system providing a wide range of fit capabilitiesThe PRthree has a price point of US$2,500 and a race performance (carbon aero race wheels) price point of US$3,600. These price points are achieved by incorporating different levels of carbon fiber, 24T hybrid composite, using a traditional chainstay design, and by using ultra-reliable Shimano 105 11-speed components.American Bicycle Group/Quintana Roo is now taking pre-orders at Quintana Roo dealers with delivery in early September.Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, American Bicycle Group manufactures high performance bikes under two brands: Litespeed (road, mountain and adventure bikes) and Quintana Roo (triathlon-specific bikes).Litespeed is currently celebrating its 30-year anniversary. Its titanium technology makes it a leading manufacturer of cold-worked, cycling-specific tubesets, and which led to a partnership with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to fabricate the wheels’ framework of the Mars Land Rover.Quintana Roo is one of a handful of bicycle companies entirely devoted to triathlon, focusing solely on creating ‘the best fitting and most aerodynamic bikes in existence’. Wind-tunnel tested and aiming to push the boundaries for speed, stability and handling, its PRfive model was recently designated as LAVA magazine’s Editor’s Pick Gear-of-the-Year for Bike Technology.www.litespeed.comwww.quintanarootri.comwww.americanbicyclegroup.comlast_img read more

Study suggests that excessive self-presentation on Instagram can backfire

first_imgNew research provides evidence that how people present themselves on Instagram can influence how many “likes” they receive. The study, published in Computers in Human Behavior, found that the use of color-changing filters and stickers tended to negatively impact feedback on selfies.“Self-presentation is an inevitable topic these days as everyone is using social media. The majority of them use it to seek for attention from other people while they are uploading positive contents to receive more likes,” said study author Seoyeon Hong, an assistant professor at the department of public relations and advertising at Rowan University.“I find this phenomenon very interesting and wanted to test if their efforts to receive more ‘likes’ is actually working. In my study’s case, those ‘efforts’ were operationalized as using photo filters and applying social cue information.” Hong and her colleagues gathered and systematically analyzed 1,873 selfies publicly posted on Instagram. About 9 out of 10 selfies were from a female user.After dividing each photo’s likes by the user’s number of followers, the researchers found that selfies using filters tended to have fewer likes compared to selfies without any filters. On the other hand, selfies taken showing social cues, such as luxury goods, having a fitness center as the background, or displays of one’s professional identity, tended to have more likes.“The most interesting part of this paper is that excessive self-presentation can backfire. No matter how you try to get more likes, if your efforts seem too obvious, then there is less likelihood for you to get likes. For the social cues (e.g., luxurious bag and fancy occupation), it turns out to be effective while sticker filters are not,” Hong told PsyPost. “This suggests that tangible information could provide a certain level of trustworthiness, which leads to a higher number of likes. On the other hand, sticker filters are perceived as ‘distorting’ the actual self.”“Even though sticker filters are proven to be negatively impacting on the number of likes, there are always exceptions. My other study tested if excessive self-presentation is acceptable for influencers (who have many followers or are highly attractive) and the results showed that influencers are the exceptions. Instagram users did not find it annoying if excessive self-presentation was displayed by the influencers,” Hong added. The study, “Do you filter who you are? : Excessive self-presentation, social cues, and user evaluations of Instagram selfies“, was authored by Seoyeon Hong, Rosie M. Jahng, Namyeon Lee, and Kevin R. Wise. Share LinkedIn Share on Facebookcenter_img Email Share on Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more