Gearing Up For Lettuce’s Rage Rocks With Amazing Footage From Last Year’s Show

first_imgIn just a few short weeks, premiere funk group Lettuce will return to one of most storied venues of all time, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, for a true musical celebration that could only be dubbed “Rage Rocks.” With The Wailers, Manic Focus, Pete Rock and Rahzel, the funk phenoms will let loose in Colorado on June 10th, and we couldn’t be more excited. Tickets are still available here.It seems like just yesterday that Lettuce joined forces with The Motet at Red Rocks for a glorious night of funk tunes. On June 6th 2015, Lettuce hit the stage, dropping funk bombs left and right on a thoroughly excited crowd. The band brought out tons of their classics, and even called on Nigel Hall to lend his vocals to their instrumental grooves. Check out our full review here.In celebration of the upcoming Red Rocks show, we wanted to throw it back with some footage from last year’s performance. Here are five choice cuts from Red Rocks 2015, sure to get you pumped up for Red Rocks 2016!By Any Shmeeans Necessary > Colorado Love > By Any Shmeeans NecessaryGet GreasyChiefPhyllisMakin’ My Way Back Home w/ Nigel HallAll videos were filmed by Jordan Inglee and mastered by Phil Salvaggio, for the purposes of Lettuce’s Live BitTorrent bundle. Lettuce’s Red Rocks throwdown, “Rage Rocks,” kicks off on June 10th, with support from The Wailers, Manic Focus, Pete Rock and Rahzel. Tickets are on sale now and can be found here!Check out last year’s setlist below.Setlist: Lettuce at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO – 6/6/15Big Anthem, By Any Shmeeans Necessary > Colorado Love > By Any Shmeeans Necessary, Get Greasy, Chief, Phyllis, Breakout > Relax > Jesus Dre >  Trap > Madison Square, Squadlive > Lettsanity, Lett Zeppelin, Do It Like You Do > Makin’ My Way Back Homelast_img read more

Sandra Boynton shares her story

first_img <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryFto0IEhBk” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/ryFto0IEhBk/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Popular cartoonist, children’s book writer, and songwriter Sandra Boynton will present a fast-paced audiovisual retrospective of her work on Tuesday. This talk, titled “The Pursuit of Hipponess,” is part of the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s (HGSE) Askwith Forum series.Originally known for her offbeat greeting cards — one of which (“Hippo Birdie Two Ewes”) may be the best-selling birthday card of all time — Boynton has gone on to create more than 50 best-selling books, many of them for young children. She is also a Grammy-nominated record producer, with three of her albums certified gold and “Philadelphia Chickens” recently certified platinum.Boynton grew up in Philadelphia, and attended kindergarten through 12th grade at Germantown Friends School, a Quaker school where her father, educational publisher Robert W. Boynton, M.A.T. ’47, taught English. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from Yale in 1974, and went on to study drama at the University of California at Berkeley and the Yale School of Drama. Boynton has four children with her late husband, writer Jamie McEwan.Her talk will take place at Longfellow Hall from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The event is open to the public, and will also be live-streamed.Boynton spoke with the Gazette about her career and the upcoming talk.GAZETTE: Could you summarize what you’ll be speaking about at HGSE?BOYNTON: I’ll try! It will be a somewhat free-form slideshow of my work over the past 40 years. I’m also going to preview two tracks (“Rat Race” and “Tyrannosaurus Funk”) from “Hog Wild,” the new record album I’m working on. No one anywhere has heard these songs yet, so this will be a sort-of world premiere. And I’m going to also show a musical short film that I wrote and directed in 2009: “One Shoe Blues,” starring B.B. King, and attitudinal sock puppets. After my talk, I’ll be sitting down with HGSE senior lecturer Pamela Mason, and we’ll talk more directly about questions of education and pedagogy. And then I’ll take hostile questions from people in the audience who are angrily opposed to cartoon hippos.GAZETTE: How did a Quaker upbringing influence your art?BOYNTON: It can’t really be quantified. It’s just how I grew up. The things that I think of being at the heart of Quaker education are non-violence, and a sincere valuing of the individual. I hope these are also at the center of the upbeat and kind of offbeat work I do. I’m certainly grateful — beyond grateful — for the school I went to, and for the wonderful family I grew up in.GAZETTE: Why do you think your work is so popular?BOYNTON: I don’t really know. I just make things that I like making, and that have value and interest to me. I’m delighted that what I create resonates with other people. I’m so lucky to be able to do this for a living. I’m pretty much a professional kindergartner.A poster Sandra Boynton designed and illustrated for the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Askwith Forum, where she will speak on Tuesday. Courtesy of the artistGAZETTE: Your breadth of work hits all the marks — writing, illustration, music, video director/creator. Was this a planned path, or one that simply evolved as your interests grew?BOYNTON: Much to my parents’ dismay, I was never much of a “planned path” sort of person. I pretty much go where my curiosity and my cheerfully contrarian nature lead me.GAZETTE: Your music projects have featured such varied artists as Meryl Streep, Brian Wilson, Darius Rucker, Kevin Kline, Blues Traveler, Alison Krauss, Ryan Adams, B.B. King, Brad Paisley, Kacey Musgraves, Neil Sedaka, and Dwight Yoakam. You even wrote and produced a duet with “Weird Al” Yankovic and Kate Winslet. How did you first approach all these artists, and what made them agree to be part of a children’s album?BOYNTON: I tend to write each song with a particular performer in mind. With my music production partner, Mike Ford, I create a tight demo, and then I send it off to the artist’s manager. When artists like a song, they say yes. Admittedly, though, it can take a long time to get an answer at all!GAZETTE: With your many talents, what would you consider your current passion?BOYNTON: Absurdly dark chocolate.Askwith Forum: The Pursuit of Hipponess Cartoonist Sandra Boynton presents an up-tempo visual retrospective of her work, starting in 1973 with the quirky greeting cards she began designing in college, and then on through her many children’s books, five record albums of what she calls “renegade children’s music,” and her seven film shorts. In the subsequent conversation with Senior Lecturer Pamela Mason, Boynton will consider her work and offbeat career in the context of her own education (from Kindergarten through 12th Grade) at Germantown Friends School, a Quaker school in Philadelphia.last_img read more

The average daily consumption of tourists increased by 20 percent

first_imgAccording to the eVisitor system, which includes tourist traffic generated in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter (eCrew system), in 2019 there were 20,7 million arrivals (+5 percent) and 108,6 million overnight stays in Croatia. how much).  The average daily consumption of tourists increased by 20 percent compared to 2017 and amounts to 97 euros per day. At the national level, most overnight stays were realized from the markets of Germany (21,2 million), Slovenia (10,9 million), Austria (7,8 million), Poland (6,1 million) and Italy (5,5 million), and Looking at the accommodation segment, most overnight stays were realized in household facilities (39,3 million) and in hotels (25,8 million) and camps (18,8 million). Top destinations in 2019 according to the criteria of realized overnight stays are Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Poreč, Split and Medulin. Source: MINT With the aim of promoting Croatian tourism during 2020, the CNTB will conduct four major promotional campaigns aimed at further strengthening the national tourist brand, but also the promotion of the tourist offer in the pre- and post-season periods.  According to preliminary research results TOMAS Croatia 2019 the average daily consumption of tourists increased by 20 percent compared to 2017 (79 euros) and now stands at 97 euros per day. Source: MINT During 2019, most overnight stays were realized in Istria (28,7 million), in the Split-Dalmatia County 20,5 million overnight stays were realized, while in Kvarner 19,3 million overnight stays were realized. They are followed by Zadar County with 15,1 million overnight stays, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 9,2 million overnight stays and Šibenik-Knin County with 7,3 million overnight stays. 3,4 million overnight stays were realized in Lika-Senj County, and 2,7 million overnight stays in Zagreb. Cover photo: Martin Winkler from P / Illustration Hrturizam.hr Of that, foreign tourists realized 18,3 million arrivals (+4 percent) and 94,8 million overnight stays (+2 percent), while domestic tourists also recorded increases in arrivals by 9 percent and in overnight stays by 8 percent.   This is a reflection of the continuous increase in the quality of the tourist offer, investments in accommodation capacities and new motives for the arrival of tourists, Cappelli emphasized and added: “This year is a kind of turning point in terms of the beginning of the implementation of new tourism laws and the end of the current Tourism Development Strategy and the beginning of a new Strategy that will be based on sustainable and responsible tourism based on quality and greater added value. selective forms of tourism. We will also advocate for sustainability and responsibility in the management of the tourism sector within the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU, and in order to better be recognized in distant markets, we will propose the establishment of a European tourism brand for joint promotion of member states.” Source: MINT Source: MINT CNTB: In 2020, four major promotional campaigns are planned, focusing on the promotion of special products As CNTB director Kristjan Staničić points out, the focus will be on the promotion of special products such as nautical or business tourism, and a special campaign is being prepared to promote tourism on the domestic market, which will aim to encourage domestic tourist traffic. “During this year, we will present Croatian tourism in cooperation with our representative offices at more than 40 world fairs, as well as at more than 100 special presentations and workshops that we will organize in key markets.”, said Staničić, adding that numerous international events, such as the European Football Championship, the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Rijeka EPK or EXPO Dubai, will be used for additional promotion of Croatia.      Behind us is another record tourist year in terms of the number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays, but more importantly, we are recording an increase in tourist revenues and increased consumption of tourists, said Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli.  In addition to fair appearances and special presentations and the implementation of promotional campaigns and activities related to major international events, Croatian tourism will be promoted in 2020, among other things, through cooperation of the Croatian National Tourist Board with Google, as well as through well-known global travel platforms such as Expedia, Lonely Planet and Trip Advisor and media such as National Geographic, eDreams, Skyscanner and others.  As pointed out by MINT, among the key projects and activities that will also mark 2020 are the Croatian Digital Tourism project, the development of a new Strategic Marketing Plan for Croatian tourism, and the key will be the processes of adapting the tourism sector to the new legal framework. strength beginning this year.  On the continent, not including Zagreb, there were 1,2 million arrivals (+7 percent) and 2,4 million overnight stays (+7 percent), and looking at the counties, most overnight stays were realized in Karlovac (638.000), Krapina-Zagorje (373.000) ), Osijek-Baranja (234.000), Zagreb (230.000) and Međimurje counties (201.000).last_img read more

Hand-in-Hand U-19 Inter-county cricket…Berbice in control after routing Essequibo for 62

first_imgON another shortened day’s play, defending champions, Berbice put themselves in total control of their second round Hand-in-Hand Under-19 Inter-county three-day encounter against Essequibo currently being contested at the Community Centre ground.When play ended prematurely yesterday, the second day, the Berbicians capatilised on another insipid batting performance by Essequibo, who collapsed for a miserable 62 all out in 27.1 overs to trail by 138 runs on first innings.Berbice’s attack was spearheaded by 18-year-old left-arm spinner, Kelvin Umroa, who bagged 5-24 off 11.1 overs. Kelvon Anderson and Chris Harry supported with figures of 3-12 and 2-6 respectively.Orlando Jailall with 18, Kevin Christian (14) and Ellian Whyte (10), were the main scorers in that paltry batting performance.Kelvin UmroaResuming on 107-6, Berbice were eventually bowled out for 200 in 76.1 overs with Garfield Benjamin and Nigel Deodat taking their overnight score from 13 and 10 respectively to 50 and 48 respectively.Benjamin’s 50 came off 145 balls with four fours and a six while Deodat’s innings lasted for 84 balls with four boundaries. Leon Swammy made 12.However, off-spinners Amit Persaud and Lance Roberts claimed the final four wickets to finish with figures of 6-93 and 4-42 respectively.Play is scheduled to start at 09:30hrs today.Berbice, the defending champions, drew their first round game against the Select Under-17 team while Essequibo suffered a humiliating nine-wicket defeat against leaders, Demerara, in their first round encounter.last_img read more