This Fan-Made Music Video For Phish’s “More” Inspires Hope In A Time Of Darkness [Watch]

first_imgPhish‘s anthemic 2016 tune “More,” from their most recent release, Big Boat, illustrates a clear perspective on the uncertain, hostile, violent times in which we live: “There must be something more than this.” Written by Trey Anastasio on the shores of Tortola in the British virgin islands while contemplating the ongoing social and political upheaval occurring on the mainland, the song takes an almost defiant stance against any and all forces of darkness that may try to subvert the ever-present positivity and light in this world: “Vibrating with love and light/ Pulsating with love and light/ In a world gone mad, world gone mad/ There must be something more than this.”After hearing Phish perform the song last Fall in Las Vegas, filmmaker/fan Kelly D. Morris put together an unofficial “music video” for the uplifting tune. The montage combines footage of various menacing, unsettling events of 2016–from police violence toward minorities, to the Dakota Access Pipeline police standoffs, to assaults on the rights of LGBTQ people–with images and footage depicting love, kindness and, of course, Phish.The video made a splash on social media, where “The More Project” and its powerful visual message went viral in the music community. As Morris explains via phish.net’s official song history page for “More” (which she authored in the wake of her video’s success): “There is no darkness so dense, so menacing, or so difficult that it cannot be overcome by light. ‘More’ isn’t about despair. It’s about turning the corner from that place, and embracing love, light, and humanity… In ‘More,’ I hear an earnest anthem about taking personal inspiration and turning it outward like a light in the darkness.  When life is at its most difficult, there is beauty that transcends the madness. By connecting to each other, and by letting our spirits rise even when our hearts are heavy, we can ride out any storm together in this big boat.  The video is intended, and hopefully received, as a reflection of that message.” In the months since the video’s release, Morris has used the video as a platform to inspire public involvement and support for a variety of humanitarian issues, including relief efforts for the recent string of Hurricanes to hit the Southeast U.S. and its surrounding islands, for which Anastasio has recently set up a relief fund.Watch “The More Project,” video for Phish’s “More” via filmmaker Kelly D. Morris‘s YouTube page below:In the wake of the unthinkable events that occurred in Las Vegas last night, this message of defiant togetherness, hope, and light rings truer than ever today.For more information about “The More Project,” head here.last_img read more

Positive COVID-19 rates increase, University administration urges students to report for surveillance testing

first_imgIn light of positive COVID-19 rates increasing both at Notre Dame and in St. Joseph County, vice president of student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding urged students to comply with surveillance testing in an email Thursday.The seven-day moving average of positive cases is 15.7 as of today, and the estimated number of active cases is 133. Notre Dame reported 15 additional cases today.Students who do not report for surveillance testing next week cannot attend the Nov. 7 football game against Clemson.“Next Friday, Nov. 6, the COVID-19 Response Unit will notify the Murnane Family Ticket Office of those students who did not report when called, and their tickets will be deactivated,” she said.Before the end of the semester, students will also be scheduled for exit testing in order to protect family, friends and home communities where students will spend the winter session.Hoffmann Harding said students are only exempt from testing if they tested positive for COVID-19 within the last three months, are currently in quarantine or are a student-athlete.“Surveillance testing is simple and only takes a few minutes, and is a critical way for us to keep our campus healthy,” Hoffmann Harding said. “Please know of our continued prayers for our campus community and your well-being and safety in these last few weeks of the semester.”Tags: COVID-19, Erin Hoffmann Harding, surveillance testinglast_img read more

Watch Lea Michele Join Kristin Chenoweth for a Wicked Duet

first_imgIt’s Monday before noon; have you had a good cry yet? Kristin Chenoweth, after being inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame on June 21, performed at the concert venue a familiar Broadway tune alongside a familiar face: Wicked’s “For Good,” joined by Glee costar Lea Michele. Before singing, Michele revealed just how far back her love for Chenoweth goes: “I watched her Tony performance from Good Man, Charlie Brown over and over again in my living room. I sang the whole song last night—I still remember it.” Us too, Lea. Side note: we’re also obsessed with how into it the pianist is toward the end. Check out the duet below! Star Files View Comments Lea Michele Kristin Chenowethlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Zac Efron Eyes Hugh Jackman’s Barnum Musical & More

first_imgZac Efron(Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images) Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 19, 2016 View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Zac Efron Eyes Hugh Jackman’s P.T. Barnum MusicalZac Efron is in negotiations to star alongside Tony winner Hugh Jackman in The Greatest Showman on Earth, writes Variety. Directed by Michael Gracey, the previously reported long-in-the-works biopic musical about P.T. Barnum will be penned by Jenny Bicks. At one point, Fox had slated the long-awaited movie for release on Christmas Day this year; it is hoped that Efron coming on board would kickstart the project.F. Murray Abraham & Josh Radnor Set for RabbitOscar winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus) and Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother) are the latest big names enlisted for White Rabbit Red Rabbit off-Broadway. Abraham will headline the production on July 18, followed by Radnor on July 25. The New York premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour’s solo show, which involves a different actor every performance seeing the script for the first time just before they go on stage, is playing Monday nights at the Westside Theatre.Spielberg Taps Tony Kushner for West Side StoryCould it be? Yes, it could! Back in 2014 we revealed that Steven Spielberg wanted to remake West Side Story…and it’s one step closer to actually happening. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Angels in America scribe Tony Kushner is penning a script for the legendary director. No word yet on timeline.Shuffle Along’s Chorus Receive AwardShuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed will receive Equity’s tenth annual ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus. It is the only industry accolade of its kind to honor the distinctive talents and contributions made by the original chorus members of a Broadway musical and the 24 individual recipients are: Phillip Attmore, Alexandria Bradley, Darius de Haas, C.K. Edwards, Afra Hines, Curtis Holland, Jason Holley, Adrienne Howard, Lee Howard, Kendrick Jones, Lisa La Touche, Alicia Lundgren, JC Montgomery, Erin N. Moore, Janelle Neal, Brittany Parks, Arbender Robinson, Karissa Royster, Britton Smith, Zurin Villanueva, Christian Dante White, Joseph Wiggan, Pamela Yasutake and Richard Riaz Yoder. The trophy will be presented on June 21—congrats to all!Catch She Loves Me at HomeWe think it important to watch this while eating vanilla ice cream! The Roundabout’s Tony-nominated revival of She Loves Me will be the first Broadway show to be broadcast live. Starring 2016 Tony nominees Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski, the classic musical is scheduled to stream on BroadwayHD on June 30 at 8PM ET. The production is playing a limited engagement at Studio 54 through July 10.center_img Related Shows White Rabbit Red Rabbitlast_img read more

Alure Home Improvements Sheds Light On How To Install A Dimmer Switch

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By Alure Home ImprovementsA normal light switch offers only two choices: on and off. But a dimmer switch allows you to control how bright you want the room to be. Simply turning a knob or sliding a lever lets you adjust light levels.Now if you’re ready to make the switch, so to speak, Doug Cornwell, chief operating officer of Alure Home Improvements, is ready to shed some light on the subject.Here, in this installment of Alure Home Improvement’s “60-Second Fix: How To Change Your Light Switch To A Dimmer,” he shows how to swap a toggle switch in the bathroom with a dimmer switch.Why would you ever want to do this? Because you might have some “high hat” lights in the ceiling that would provide better lighting more suitable to your mood at the moment if you could lower the intensity of the overall illumination.Though there is an assortment of dimmer switches to choose from, the concept is essentially the same: cutting down the AC current to reduce the total energy empowering the light bulb.Now that you understand the idea, Cornwell stresses the serious nature of what you’re about to do. You certainly want to play it safe, so don’t ignore this:“First, and foremost, the most important thing is to make sure the power is off!” he advises.To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Never start fooling around with anything electrical until you safeguard your action by defusing the situation. Go to the fuse box or circuit breaker and make sure no power is going to that bathroom switch. If it means that you end up working in the dark, then get a flashlight or do the work by daylight. Moonlight is best left for serenades.So, once your working condition is guaranteed to be safe from any unwanted shocking experiences, remove the switch plates holding the switch against the wall in order to expose the switch’s inner mechanism and allow yourself some flexible movement. In this example, two toggle switches are lined up side by side, but Cornwell intends only to remove the right one and replace it with a dimmer switch.Cornwell points out the two screws, one on the top and the other on the bottom, holding this toggle switch in place. Loosen the top one first, he recommends. Once you remove the screws, the toggle switch assembly will slightly protrude from the wall. Grab it firmly and pull it out just far enough so you can clearly see where the wires are attached in back.Now, before continuing, he demonstrates what the back of the dimmer switch looks like so you’ll understand which wire goes where. This is important advice. If you connect the wires wrongly, the switch won’t work. And even more seriously, you could risk a short circuit or even a fire.“If you look at the dimmer switch,” Cornwell explains, “you’ll see it comes with three wires: two black wires and one green wire. The green wire is the traditional ground. Always remember that: ‘the green ground.’”Next, he undoes the three wires connecting the toggle switch, which you’ll see also consist of two black and one green wires.As he shows, these wires don’t require their own terminals on the dimmer switch. As Cornwell illustrates, you can use a wire connecter nut to connect the dimmer switch’s wires with your house’s wires. Here, Cornwell is using a blue wire connector, but the connector’s color isn’t as important as the colors of the wires.Cornwell demonstrates how you grab the wires with a pair of pliers and straighten the exposed leads—the inner copper ends that are surrounded by the wire’s insulation. Carefully prepare them. Then just connect black to black; it doesn’t matter which black wire goes with which. You put both ends of the wire from the wall and the wire from the dimmer switch into each connector nut.“Twist it on,” he says.One, two, three, twist! And they’re connected.Click here to learn more about Alure Home Improvements“What I like to do once it’s done,” adds Cornwell, “is take black vinyl electrical tape and wrap it firmly around the connector nut.”Make sure you do all three wires! Then you can simply push the wires back into the wall. Take the wall plate’s attachment screws and screw the switch back into the wall box.“Put the plate back on and you’re all set to go,” says Cornwell.With the last screw in, you now have a toggle switch and a dimmer switch.The mood lighting awaits. So remember, you don’t have to curse the darkness; Alure Home Improvements teaches you how to usher in a little bit of light!last_img read more

Record traffic results at Franjo Tuđman Airport

first_imgDuring the summer flight schedule, Franjo Tuđman Airport recorded record results in passenger traffic, so last month, June, it ended with a 16 percent increase in the number of passengers.For the first time in history, Zagreb Airport received its millionth passenger in May, and the cumulative growth in the number of passengers in the first six months of 2017 compared to the same period in 2016 is 9 percent.On the eve of the peak of the summer season, 8 new routes were established, including three routes of the two new airlines Monarch and Emirates, and the existing airlines increased their capacity or number of frequencies. The national carrier Croatia Airlines has opened four new destinations from Zagreb: Stockholm, Helsinki, Oslo and Bucharest, the last three of which are destinations with which Zagreb has never been directly connected. “All this directly affected the significant increase in passenger traffic, as well as the increase in the number of employees. Since the relocation of the entire business to the new passenger terminal, a total of 111 new employees have been employed.”Point out Franjo Tuđman Airport.New lines to Düsseldorf, Lisbon and Bareclone The growth trend is also expected in the winter flight schedule, and Franjo Tuđman Airport points out that at the beginning of the winter season, more precisely from 31.10.2017. Eurowings has announced the introduction of a new direct route to Düsseldorf three times a week, while the national carrier Croatia Airlines is extending its seasonal routes to Lisbon and Barcelona for the first time in history out of season and plans to operate throughout the first half of the winter season. The Polish company LOT, as well as the Norwegian Norwegian, will also keep part of the newly introduced seasonal frequencies through the winter flight schedule.last_img read more

City cheers British Land as results outstrip forecasts

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Iconic Amazon indigenous chief Paiakan dies of virus

first_imgHe forged alliances with other indigenous groups, international activists and celebrity backers, and was a lead organizer of the Altamira gathering, a 1989 conference that rallied opposition to the project.The movement helped convince the World Bank to withdraw funding for Belo Monte, though the project ultimately went ahead in 2011.Paiakan’s image was stained in 1992 when a white student accused him of raping her.He was acquitted in 1994, but convicted four years later in a second trial, ultimately serving part of a six-year sentence under house arrest on an indigenous reservation.His allies insist the case was fabricated to undercut his growing political power, at a time when the landmark United Nations Earth Summit was being held in Rio de Janeiro and Paiakan was being touted as a possible Nobel Peace laureate.Other Amazon indigenous leaders, including fellow Kayapo chief Raoni Metuktire, later eclipsed his international prominence.However, Paiakan had resumed his activism in recent years, notably warning against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s calls to open protected Amazon lands to agriculture and mining.Known for his bright feather headdresses and deftness in building cross-cultural alliances, Paiakan was diagnosed with coronavirus on June 8 after a trip to his home village, A-ukre, Bruch said.As the pandemic has surged in Brazil, COVID-19 has hit particularly hard among Amazon indigenous groups.Nearly 5,500 indigenous people in Brazil have been infected, with 287 deaths, according to APIB. One of the most iconic defenders of the Amazon rainforest, indigenous chief Paulinho Paiakan, died after contracting the new coronavirus, activists said Wednesday.Paiakan, who rose to fame leading the fight against the Belo Monte hydroelectric project in the 1980s, died Tuesday at a hospital in the city of Redencao, in northern Brazil, said Gert-Peter Bruch, founder of environmental group Planet Amazon.”He worked all his life to build worldwide alliances around indigenous peoples to save the Amazon,” Bruch told AFP. Topics :center_img “He was far ahead of his time. We’ve lost an extremely valuable guide.”The Brazilian Indigenous Peoples’ Association (APIB) called Paiakan a “father, leader and warrior” for indigenous peoples and the environment.Paiakan, who was around 65, was a chief of the Kayapo people.He gained international recognition leading the fight against the environmental destruction set to be caused by Belo Monte, a sprawling complex of dams in the Brazilian Amazon.last_img read more

Irish joy in Moscow

first_img Press Association His country were proud too, with president Michael D Higgins saying the people of Ireland would celebrate his success. “All of us will share in this wonderful moment for Rob and his family,” said President Higgins. “Rob came so close to success in the London Olympics and now, through hard work and dedication, he has achieved all that he deserves.” Heffernan’s triumph saw him follow in the footsteps of Eamonn Coghlan, the last Irish man to take global gold when he won the 5,000m in Helsinki in 1983. Heffernan was Ireland’s first world champion of either sex since Sonia O’Sullivan triumphed over 5,000m in Gothenburg 18 years ago. He went to Moscow in fine form and was considered a genuine medal hope for an Irish team, although few could have predicted gold. In a composed morning run, he was with the leading pack at the halfway mark and, when one by one it was whittled down, he went toe-to-toe with Ryzhov. Heffernan looked far fresher going into the final 5km, though, and was away and gone by the time he came into the Luzhniki Stadium, winning by 62secs. The 35-year-old, who finished an agonising fourth at London 2012 last summer, strode away from home favourite Mikhail Ryzhov in the closing kilometres to win in a world-leading three hours 37 minutes 56 seconds. He said: “I wanted to go to Moscow and take on the Russians in Moscow and that’s what I did. I’m very proud that an Irish man can come to Russia and beat them in walking.” “It’s surreal, it’s just a great feeling,” he said. “When I came into the stadium it just felt like an out of body experience. It’s hard to take it all in at the moment. I’m delighted. “Coming into the stadium I felt as if I was watching myself on the outside, looking at myself on the big screen and thinking, ‘This fella looks good’.” Victory earned Heffernan his first major medal after years of near misses, including fourth-placed finishes over 20km and 50km at the 2010 European Championships in Barcelona. He added: “I knew I was motivated. People go on about medals, for the last 11 years I’ve been motivated and challenging for a medal. For some reason or other I hadn’t won one. “I was prepared for everything coming into it. I stayed thoroughly motivated this year after London when a lot of people take their foot off the gas. “I was very conscious of training hard and I had to be more motivated, because there was less hype for the World Champs. I was prepared for that mentally.” Australia’s Jared Tallent took the bronze, with Heffernan’s compatriot Brendan Boyce finishing 25th in a new personal best of 3:54.24. Robert Heffernan became Ireland’s first male world champion in 30 years by defeating the Russian challenge in their own back yard to win the 50 kilometres race walk gold in Moscow.last_img read more

Gov. DeSantis signs sanctuary city ban in Florida

first_imgOn May 2, 2019, voting on Bill 168 passed the House in a 68-45 vote.It also passed the Senate with 22-18 vote.The bill outlaws ‘sanctuary city policies’ and enables “law enforcement agencies to use best efforts to support the enforcement of federal immigration law.”Related content:DeSantis Set to Sign “Sanctuary Cities” Bill On Friday, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill prohibiting sanctuary cities in the Sunshine State.Gov. DeSantis took to Twitter to celebrate following the official signing Senate Bill 168 — titled “Federal Immigration Enforcement.”Earlier this year, I made a promise that we would ban sanctuary cities in Florida and today we are delivering on that promise. I am proud to sign the bill presented to me by the FL Legislature to uphold the rule of law and ensure that our communities are safe. pic.twitter.com/xKQDOPRBHx— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) June 14, 2019last_img read more