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High Sierra Music Festival Adds Gov’t Mule, BoomBox, & More To Stacked Lineup

first_imgThis summer is surely shaping up nicely, as the High Sierra Music Festival reveals their newest lineup additions. In addition to previously announced Trey Anastasio Band x2, Ween, Galactic, and Mike Gordon, the California dreamland festival has added Gov’t Mule, BoomBox, David Lindley, LEBO & Friends feat. Melvin Seals, The Brothers Comatose, Manic Focus, El Ten Eleven, Sweet Crude, Hamish Anderson, and Skerik.The four night excursion will take place from June 29- July 2 in Quincy, CA, capitalizing on the beautiful Northern California climate for an early summer throwdown.For more information, head to the festival website. Check out the full lineup below:last_img read more

Hamish Linklater, Lily Rabe & More Cymbeline Stars Gets Squigs Treatment

first_imgThe Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of Cymbeline officially opens at the Delacorte Theatre on August 10. The production, directed by Daniel Sullivan, stars real-life couple Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe. To celebrate the show’s big night, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson penned this portrait of the crew.In addition to Rabe as Imogen and Linklater as both Posthumus Leonatus and Cloten, the sketch features Page as the titular king, Burton as Queen and Belarius (look for the beard,) Raúl Esparza as Iachimo, Steven Skybell as Pisanio, Jacob Ming-Trent as Arviragus, David Furr as Guiderius and Teagle F. Bougere as Caius Lucius.Happy opening to the cast of Cymbeline! Now, about that “Raúl Esparza Sings Shakespeare” album… About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. View Commentslast_img read more

Jack G. Lusby, age 75

first_imgJack G. Lusby, age 75, died Thursday, September 29, 2016 at his home in Sunman, IN. He was born September 10, 1941 in Owenton, Ky and was the son of Leonard & Christina (Wilson) Lusby.Jack’s life was working and racing cars. Although he owned a racecar and did all the work on it, he was never the driver.He married Peggy Charles in Harrison, OH and she survives along with his children Tony (Melanie), Dan (Sara), Jeff (Melinda) & Bradley Lusby, Melissa Graham (Kenny) and Penny Mitchell (Vendy). He will also be missed by his 13 grandchildren and siblings Joyce Ann Borrows, Bobby Lusby & Cecil Lusby.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings Harry, Leonard Jr., Bill, Ray, Carroll Gene & J.C. Lusby.Visitation will be Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 12 noon until time of services at 2:00pm at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, IN with his nephew Harry Lusby officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family.  His wishes were to be cremated.  Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more

Bruce still thinking of survival

first_img Justice seemed to have been done when McGregor guessed right to save from Jelavic but the ball rebounded to Rosenior who headed his first senior goal since October 2009. Rosenior concurred with his manager’s desire to get the job done, telling his club’s official website: “There’s been a lot talk about the FA Cup recently but the most important thing is we stay in the Premier League. “We’ve got a lot of players who have been itching to play in this league for a long time, myself included, and we want to make sure we stay here.” The Baggies ought to have at least narrowed the deficit in a second half they largely controlled, but a powerful header from Victor Anichebe was the closest they went and Long almost piled on the misery with a right-foot effort which came back off the woodwork. To add to Albion’s woes stand-in captain Gareth McAuley limped out with an ankle problem, following Anichebe, who had already departed with a hamstring complaint. A mounting injury list is the last thing Mel needed going into next Saturday’s potentially pivotal home clash with Cardiff, and he admitted: “It is a big problem because the next match is a very big match for us. “There are currently four teams beneath us so of course I think we can still stay up. We continue because every week in the Premier League the table changes.” Long won the 30th-minute penalty from which Liam Rosenior headed in the rebound after Nikica Jelavic’s spot-kick was saved, then struck himself eight minutes later to seal a solid if unspectacular three points for the Tigers in a 2-0 win. By Bruce’s mathematics it leaves his side in search of one more win – which could come on Wednesday night’s trip to West Ham – to almost certainly guarantee top-flight status and enable them to concentrate on their upcoming FA Cup semi-final trip to Wembley. Shane Long sent Hull to within touching distance of Barclays Premier League safety by sinking former club West Bromwich Albion at the KC Stadium on Saturday, but boss Steve Bruce is adamant his side’s survival mission is still not quite complete. Bruce said: “The one thing we need to do now is see it through and make sure we stay in this division. We are a newly promoted club and the odds were stacked against us. “We have got to make sure we are here for two, three, four, five years and stay as a Premier League club. That’s the aim but it’s very difficult, but at the moment we’re doing okay.” Long limped off with a suspected knee strain late in the game and will be a doubt for the trip to Upton Park but by then as far as the Baggies were concerned the damage had been done. The Republic of Ireland always insisted he was reluctant to leave The Hawthorns and new boss Pepe Mel must be rueing the club’s decision to let him go with Albion now languishing just three points off the drop zone. While Long provided the main threat throughout, the visitors failed to threaten despite long periods of neat possession, with their best chance arguably a first minute effort from Stephane Sessegnon which sailed just over the bar. Graeme Dorrans also brought a good save out of Tigers goalkeeper Allan McGregor as the Baggies looked capable of building on Mel’s first win in charge away to fellow strugglers Swansea last week. But Long was central to the home side wresting control of the game around the half-hour mark, shortly after David Meyler had served warning by flashing a header from a Tom Huddlestone corner inches wide of the mark. Long’s fall under Craig Dawson’s innocuous challenge hardly endeared him to the travelling fans, especially when referee Chris Foy indicated a spot-kick which Mel protested and even Bruce conceded was “soft”. Press Associationlast_img read more

QuASA plans for upcoming semester

first_imgOn Jan. 12, Queer and Ally Student Assembly hosted their spring barbecue in Alumni Park.Catered Hawaiian barbecue awaited attendees on brightly colored tablecloths. The atmosphere was a fun and vibrant one, due to the music that blared loudly from speakers.Rainbow colors · Banners QuASA put up in honor of National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11 still fly proudly over Trousdale Parkway. – Razan Al Marzouqi | Daily TrojanAlec White, a sophomore majoring in political science and a QuASA member, spearheaded the spring barbecue.“QuASA is a great organization, especially for those who are not out yet. We put on events to show our support — to show that they aren’t the only ones who feel a certain way about themselves,” White said.White’s involvement with QuASA is unique as he identifies as straight in an organization of predominantly queer and gay students.“QuASA is here because it’s everyone. It reaches so many different kinds of identities, whether you are queer or straight. Maybe you are Latino or Jewish — we get everyone,” said Becca Grumet, executive director of QuASA.Grumet described how her role in such an active student group on campus serves as her main inspiration.“I love giving people what they want. Once, QuASA brought a couple of famous YouTube bloggers to campus,” Grumet said. “Seeing students shaking when meeting the stars they are obsessed with was so cool. It sounds cheesy, but it’s that feeling of making people’s dreams come true.”According to Grumet, one of the events that are currently in the works for the semester are the Valentine’s Day Sex Carnival and a dodgeball event called Everybody’s Dodgeball.Glenn Young, assistant director of QuASA, is looking forward to the Sex Carnival, in particular.“The Sex Carnival is a fair that will promote safe sex and sexual awareness and awareness of different identities,” Young said. “We plan to bring in food trucks and though I don’t want to compare it to Springfest, we want to make it big like that.”One of QuASA’s signature and most popular events is the Second Chance Prom, which will be held at The Lorenzo this year. In the past, the Second Chance Prom featured themes like “Zombies” and was held at the California Science Center.Within the next two weeks, QuASA has planned a Rainbow Skate Night and a Welcome Back Dance.One of the organizations under QuASA is OUTreach. Its service-oriented projects range from helping the homeless to working with LGBT senior citizens.As QuASA and its member organizations move forward, Co-President Dawson Ray stressed improving the partnership between LGBT students and their allies.“One thing that the USC community could do a better job of is joining the Ally Alliance group. As of right now, I feel like we have two members — the president and vice president,” Ray said. “It was started recently, but I feel like not a lot of people know about it, or those who know about it identify as queer or gay. Getting the word out about Ally Alliance would be great.”last_img read more

SU looks to burgeoning rival Clemson for first ACC win

first_img Published on October 20, 2017 at 1:27 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez Hendrik Hilpert thought about one game more than the rest as he strained through his offseason workout. Oct. 21 — the contest’s date — burrowed in his mind as a constant reminder: Syracuse has to beat Clemson this year.Over the past three years, the Tigers have been the victors in some of Hilpert’s toughest defeats. Two seasons ago, in the Orange’s first College Cup appearance, Hilpert failed to save four-consecutive penalty kicks. He lay on his back as Clemson celebrated its national title berth. In 2016, CU bested Hilpert in a shootout in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.“There’s personal history there,” Hilpert said. “I could not be more motivated.”This Saturday, Syracuse (6-7-2, 0-5-1 Atlantic Coast) will square off against No. 7 Clemson (10-3, 3-3) in its last regular season game at SU Soccer Stadium. Prior to SU joining the ACC in 2013, SU and Clemson had never played. In seven meetings since, the contests have been close with only one game being decided by more than one goal. SU hasn’t defeated the Tigers at home in four years, but leads the all-time series 3-2-2.“They won’t look past us,” McIntyre said. “They won’t look at the 12th ACC team. They will see Syracuse and what we can be on our best night.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse enters the game after one of its worst stretches in recent history, going 2-7 in its last nine games. Clemson posted a 7-2 record during that stretch. A loss would lock SU’s first losing season since 2011, McIntyre’s second year with the team.Clemson’s strength lies in its offense. The Tigers are the sixth-best scoring team in the country with 2.5 goals per game, and have scored at least three goals seven different times. Syracuse has only scored three goals twice this season.Tiger forwards have tallied 17 goals this season with senior Diego Campos leading the unit with 22 points (seven goals, eight assists). His last game he finished with a hat trick against then-No. 16 Duke on Oct. 13.“Whenever we get a chance to compete against a team coached by Ian McIntyre,” Clemson head coach Mike Noonan said, “we know they’re going to be prepared.”Defense has been Syracuse’s weakness for much of the season. The Orange have recorded only one shutout and ranks 126th in scoring defense, conceding 1.37 goals per game. To stop the Tiger attack, SU will rely on Hilpert along with defender Kamal Miller, who was “unavailable” in SU’s 2-1 overtime loss against Boston College on Oct. 13. Miller returned to the starting lineup against Ohio State five days later in a 2-1 win.To win, the Orange will have to defend its home field, something it hasn’t done since defeating Oregon State, 3-2, on Sept. 12. Since that victory, SU has dropped out of the United Soccer Coaches rankings while Clemson has remained firmly in the top-15.The usual battle of heavyweights has a different feel this Saturday. The Orange, still looking for its first conference win, is an underdog in a season where the offense has struggled to finish in the final third and defense often committing individual mistakes.“Being in this state,” Hilpert said. “Every single game is an opportunity. We have nothing to lose right now.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook40Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonBentley is a gorgeous 3 year old American Bulldog. He is pure-breed without papers. Bentley is a very strong boy. He is sweet and needs a loving and supportive environment. No children, other dogs or cats.We have many great dogs and always need volunteers.  To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org , our Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton.  Visit us onloine at www.adoptapet-wa.org or contact us at [email protected] or (360) 432-3091.last_img read more

Back School and Empty Nest? Fill it by Adopting a Dog

first_imgFacebook13Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Joint Animal ServicesWhether your youngest is headed off to college or you are a stay-at-home parent with children going to school during the day, “Back-to-School” means our routines change.  These changes can cause stress or anxiety in our pets.  They may do things or act in ways out of the normal.  The best way to manage this is to keep any routines, such as feeding times, the same.Tucker loves spending a day at the park playing with his owners and socializing with the other dogs.If you don’t have pets, you may feel a bit lonely.  One of our furry companions at Animal Services might be just what you need to cure those “Back-to-School Blues.” Our adoptable animals are looking for someone special to give them a forever home, so consider adding a new kiddo to the family this school year. These fur babies won’t outgrow their clothes, need new shoes, or money for college! Come down and check out the adoptable pets at 3120 Martin Way or visit the Joint Animal Services website.last_img read more

Nedbank goes carbon neutral

first_imgBanking group Nedbank has announced its commitment to becoming carbon neutral. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free photos, visit the image library.) South African banking group Nedbank, already a leader in environmentally responsible practices, is to become carbon neutral by continuing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and buying up carbon credits.Nedbank is the first South African bank, as well as the first large corporation in the country, to take this step.The development was announced on 15 September 2009 by the bank’s CEO Tom Boardman. He said the decision to go for carbon neutral status was the culmination of a long road travelled by Nedbank, which has been at the forefront of environmental issues for many years.The company is involved in a number of green initiatives already, and as far back as 1990 it set up the Green Trust, a conservation fund run in partnership with the local chapter of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).In 2008 the group poured US$1.8-million (R13.6-million) into environmental initiatives under the Green Trust. Projects include, among others, the conservation of turtles in the Greater St Lucia Wetland, support for the Namibia-based Cheetah Conservation Fund, and the Master Farmers programme in the Eastern Cape, which works to improve farmers’ agricultural skills..The carbon neutral move will place Nedbank’s environmental strategies on the same level as other major international institutions such as the Deutsche Bank and the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.“We have measured and audited our carbon footprint,” said Boardman, “and now we know where we stand and what we have to do to offset it completely”.Comparing the climate change crisis to the worldwide financial crisis, Boardman noted a few similarities – apart from the fact that both had a global impact.In both cases, he said, the world underestimated the severity of the problem. Initial measures taken were inwardly focused and targeted at individual organisations or countries, whereas what were needed were global solutions.“If the world spent a fraction of what it put into the financial crisis on addressing climate issues, it would be an investment well spent,” commented Boardman.“Climate change is no longer merely an environmental issue,” added WWF SA climate change manager Richard Worthington, “but a developmental, economic and social issue too”.Carbon creditsIn addition to its ongoing greenhouse gas emission reduction projects, Nedbank is to completely offset its own emissions by buying carbon credits on both the Voluntary Emission Reduction and Certified Emission Reduction markets. This will cost the bank an estimated $1.36- to $2.7-million (R10- to R20-million) per year.Nedbank is expected to build a diverse portfolio of carbon projects, but will focus its investment on applicable projects in Africa.“We are not going to just go out and buy,” said Boardman, “but will look at projects that are relevant to our cause and in line with our strategy.”Green bankFor many years Nedbank has worked for the benefit of the environment and is represented on several top-level committees and task forces dealing with climate change. Nedbank is the only South African bank on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and has featured on the list for five years.In 2008 Britain’s Financial Times named Nedbank as the Emerging Markets Sustainable Bank of the Year for the Middle East and Africa region. The bank also sits on the United Nations Environmental Programme Finance Initiative Africa task force and participates in the Climate Change, Biodiversity and Water and Finance streams.Through its Green Affinity retail products the bank donates a portion of its charges to the Green Trust. Since the fund’s inception, Nedbank has helped raise almost R100-million for around 150 major conservation projects in South Africa.Nedbank was the first South African bank to become a signatory of the Equator Principles, and has since been followed by FirstRand Bank and the Standard Bank group.The Equator Principles is a set of international environmental and social guidelines that apply to project finance. They help financing institutions to support only those developmental projects that operate according to sound social and environmental principles.Nedbank is also a signatory to the Carbon Disclosure Project, which works with the corporate sector to encourage transparent reporting in terms of carbon emissions.The bank has a number of internal greening initiatives, among them a change from paper to electronic statements for retail banking products; recycling of printer cartridges; and recycling bins for biodegradable waste, glass and tin, plastic and polystyrene, and mixed waste.There is also a campaign which encourages staff to reduce their carbon footprints at work and at home. The annual Green Trust Staff Awards recognise employees who stand out from the rest with their efforts to change their lifestyles accordingly.Nedbank is to apply for a four-star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) for its new corporate head office building, currently under construction in Sandton, north of Johannesburg. A Green Star rating is given to buildings that comply with GBCSA energy and resource efficiency standards and are environmentally responsible in their design, construction and operation.last_img read more

Follow Fill: The Simple Solution to Lighting a Difficult Scene

first_imgLighting a moving subject and staying out of frame is always difficult. The solution to this problem is easy: follow fill.The dilemma: you have to get the lights far enough back so they don’t appear in the scene yet close enough to make the subject stand out from the background. It poses an added problem if you’re shooting outside, or in a dark location, or your subject covers a lot of distance.Follow fill is a light (usually a battery-powered LED) on the end of a pole that a grip or gaffer carries above the camera. The light should be as close as possible to the axis of the camera so it doesn’t create extra shadows — and so the viewer doesn’t see movement. To make the light as large (and as soft) as possible, it will usually be in some type of china ball diffusion. This will allow it to get extra light on your subject, making it brighter than the background.Follow fill is a great technique for adding extra illumination when you’re filming in outside locations (such as a city street) and there is no way to rig lights along the pathway of the camera-move. Even if you did rig static lights, they would keep illuminating the background, cutting into that separation you want between your characters and background.The great thing about follow fill is that due to the “inverse square law,” the light only travels at a bright level for a couple of feet. Therefore, if the person holding the follow fill keeps it two or three feet in front of the talent, you’re going to get an actor who pops out of the background and is far brighter.You can see this technique in the movie Deadpool 2 when the protagonist is running in slow motion. There was nowhere for the crew to place a light soft and bright enough that the audience wouldn’t have seen it as the camera pulled back.Images via Deadpool 2 (Twentieth Century Fox).You can see another example in Black Swan when Natalie Portman walks around the city streets at night. The grip holds a light on a boom pole below Portman’s eye-line to create an up-lit, uncanny effect. The only alternative solution for this would’ve been to rig a soft light source twenty feet above the path, which is very expensive, hard to power, and extremely loud. Just by placing this light source in a china bowl, in front of Natalie Portman’s character, you can effectively separate her from the background.In normal filming conditions, there’s usually a boom operator holding a microphone almost at the same place as the Follow Fill, in order to negotiate between both the microphone and the light. You can also shoot these types of scenes without sound, or rely on wireless lav mics. This allows the person holding the follow fill to get as close as possible to the actor while staying out of the frame. Anyone who knows how to swing a boom on set and keep it out of the shot can do this job.On a recent shoot, we used an Intellytech LC-50 on a boom pole for a follow fill. It’s powerful, light, battery-powered, and you can run the cable down the boom pole onto the operator’s belt. This will yield a very bright light that can run for two hours off a 98 watt-hour V-mount battery. You can also use follow fill with a reflector, such as a piece of polyboard. Someone offscreen shines a bright Fresnel-style lens onto the reflector that a grip carries in front of the actor. (This requires coordination.) You won’t be able to move as far with this method, but it removes the wires and batteries from the equation, and it can get you out of trouble. I’ve also seen it used when the actor’s actually holding a flash light, and it bounces off a piece of polyboard to create a fill light.Even though there are plenty of different ways to do this, the central principle is that a light moves with an actor to add illumination, and when the camera swings around, you won’t see anything you don’t want to.Looking for more articles on lighting? Check these out.The Advantages of Hard Light and the Benefits of Using It on SetWhy Filmmakers and Photographers Prefer to Use Soft LightInside the Electric Department: Lighting, Tools, and Safety SkillsEfficiently Lighting and Shooting Product Shots for YouTubeLighting in a Pinch: Five Tricks Using Your Mobile Phonelast_img read more