Eric Krasno & Friends Debut New Song At Intimate Unplugged Set In NYC [Video/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Last Saturday night, Eric Krasno joined Lettuce, Oteil Burbridge, Bob Weir, John Mayer, and more for a Jerry Garcia Band tribute set for the ages at LOCKN’, performing for the tens of thousands in attendance as well as countless more via webcast. Last night, less than one week later, Krasno was back in action for a totally different kind of performance at New York’s intimate Rockwood Music Hall.Billed as Eric Krasno & Friends Unplugged, the evening’s band included a pair of his Eric Krasno Band cohorts, guitarist Danny Mayer and vocalist Mary Corso, as well as keyboardist Eric Finland, who played with Krasno’s E3 Organ Trio earlier this year. Percussionist Ben Marino, one of Finland’s frequent collaborators, rounded out the lineup. As Krasno tells Live For Live Music, Marino came highly recommended by Finland. “Ben was so good. I met him 3 hours before the show… He’s playing the Wormtown Festival with us coming up.”The band worked through a selection of songs from 2014’s Blood From A Stone in addition to acoustic readings of a pair of covers that also appeared during last week’s LOCKN’ JGB celebration with Lettuce: Smokey Robinson and the Miracles classic “I Second That Emotion” and Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter favorite “They Love Each Other”. In addition to making mention of the LOCKN’ set, Krasno spoke about an experience visiting Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi‘s house, reminiscing about how he landed on the idea for Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s “Calling Out To You” on one of Derek’s open-tuned guitars before delivering a tender rendition of the tune.The show also included the debut of a new original song, a stoically heart-wrenching lament called “Carry My Name”, which Krasno wrote as part of a new concept album he currently has in the works. You can watch a full video of the live debut of “Carry My Name” below:Eric Krasno & Friends Unplugged – “Carry My Name” (Debut)[Video: Andrew O’Brien]This show marked Krasno’s second Rockwood show in as many weeks. On August 21st, Krasno and Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, WOLF!) teamed up for a duo show at the roughly 60-capacity Stage 3, the smallest of Rockwood’s three performance spaces. You can listen to that performance in its entirety here.Below, you can check out a full gallery of photos from Eric Krasno & Friends Unplugged at Rockwood Music Hall courtesy of photographer Andrew Blackstein.For a full list of Eric Krasno’s upcoming performances, head to his website.Eric Krasno & Friends Unplugged | Rockwood Music Hall | New York, NY | 8/31/18 | Photos: Andrew Blacksteinlast_img read more

Picturing history through a personal lens

first_imgThis is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.Wonik Son ’19 reads a photograph the way others read a textbook.He is interested in stories and histories of all kinds, but he is especially drawn to images from the past and what they represent. He looks at a photo or a clip from a documentary and begins to read, piecing together a narrative informed by the image itself and the historical context around it.It’s a way of learning about the past that fascinates him.“Many historians don’t look at visual material as much, or in as nuanced a light, as they do textual material,” Son said, “but images have a story. They have a narrative, hidden in their staticity, that you need to delve into.”A history concentrator and 2019 graduate, Son has spent his time at Harvard College studying primarily visual material. He wrote his senior thesis on humanitarian images disseminated by the UN and the World Health Organization in the post-World War II era; specifically, images of injured, ill, or otherwise disabled people.Looking at any one image from this period, Son generally reads a complex, but distinct, message on disability.“Humanitarian photography shows disability as a problem, a tragedy, but something that’s also very solvable if you do a little bit or give a little money,” he said. “It doesn’t implicate the audience in a structural problem; it presents the problem as contained in the frame of the image.”This niche of historical imagery resonated with him for several reasons. Son is a second-generation Korean American who, as a child, attended the United Nations International School in New York. He was always fascinated by his own family history and the diverse backgrounds of his classmates, and a large part of what attracted him to Harvard was access to so many faculty with international and historical expertise. “To a degree, I’m bringing my own life into my work.” — Wonik Son The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Like the subjects in the images he studies, Son has a disability. He was born unable to use his legs, and has used a wheelchair his whole life.“To a degree, I’m bringing my own life into my work,” Son said. “In some ways, the things I’ve experienced are being brought forward again in my work.”Sunil Amrith, the Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies and Son’s thesis co-adviser, said Son has an incredible ability to view the images in his thesis very personally, with “questions of equality and justice for disabled people,” but also with “a very critical eye as a historian.”“He’s profoundly thoughtful about the intersection,” Amrith said — a thoughtfulness that Son said he has developed over the last four years.“If you had asked me in freshman year to engage in the question of disability, I would have hesitated,” Son said, because he was afraid of his disability being perceived as his entire identity. “But my understanding of history as narratives helped me develop an idea of identity as multifaceted.”His disability is another reason Son was attracted to Harvard; when he visited, he found the Accessibility Education Office accommodating and responsive.And four years later? Living on a nearly 400-year-old campus has presented challenges.“My personal experience every day is one of constant manipulation of the environment,” Son said, from calling ahead to ensure accessibility if he wants to attend an event, to tracking down additional equipment for intramural sports. He spent his first three years as a history concentrator unable to venture above the first floor of Robinson Hall, which houses the history department. Prompted in large part by Son’s advocacy, the college began operating a new elevator there this year.Life at Harvard has been about “being willing to improvise,” Son said. “My four years here, I’ve been willing to do that, and to participate in as many things as possible outside of my field of study and outside of my comfort zone.”That has led Son to extracurricular activities such as writing for the Harvard Crimson, and to unexpected classes, like sculpture courses from the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies. With the Crimson, Son has honed his talent for storytelling, while sculpting has deepened his thinking around themes like gaze and perception, which he also explores through a historian’s lens.His academic focus came about by chance, when Son was determined to shop a variety of classes as a freshman. One that he attended on a whim was “United Nations: A Global History,” taught by Emma Rothschild, the Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History.Rothschild, now Son’s thesis co-adviser, said he was “a very striking, impressive person from the beginning.”She has now worked closely with Son since he became an undergraduate fellow at the Joint Center for History and Economics, where she sits on the executive committee with Amrith.Last summer, supported by a grant from the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Son traveled to Geneva to conduct research at the archives of World Health Organization and the League of Nations.“The breadth and depth of Wonik’s interests are very unusual,” Rothschild said. “He has a great intuitive sense, not only of words, but of images.”She called Son “brilliant” and a deserving recipient last year of the Peter H. Wilson Award, given periodically to students with disabilities who have contributed to campus life, distinguished themselves academically, and shown “courage and determination” in pursuing a full college experience.Rothschild believes that, even as an undergraduate, Son has approached the idea of disability in a college setting “in a way that I’m sure will have an impact on the university.”Next year, Son will write a master’s thesis at Trinity College in Cambridge, England, further studying humanitarian images in the post-1945 era. He is thinking about pursuing a Ph.D. Ultimately, he just wants the opportunity to continue to talk, think, and write about this issue — both in academic and non-academic settings.“I know he will do great things,” Amrith said. “He will shape whatever field he works in — both through the power of his intelligence and his sense of moral purpose.”last_img read more

Curvy shapes well in Ribblesdale

first_img “That’s a possible and we’ve got the Irish Oaks. We’ve got all those mile and a quarter, mile and a half races.” Moore said: “It was a very steadily-run race and I thought she was going to win nicely, but a furlong out Kevin (Manning) got a bump and she just fell into me and I had to regather her then. It was harder than it should have been in the end. “She got the mile and a half well and we’ll have to see what the race produces. “She doesn’t do a lot when she gets to the front and hopefully there’ll be a bit more in the tank.” Jim Bolger said of the beaten favourite: ”We think she stayed. It just didn’t happen today. “We now have options for her as she is very versatile, but we wouldn’t envisage going beyond a mile and a half. “I was a good run but the winner is improving every day of the week.” Harry Herbert, racing manager for owners Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, was delighted with the performance of the Luca Cumani-trained Pamona. He said: “Pamona has run a terrific race and we are absolutely thrilled. “Se was trapped wide but that was not the end of the world. Considering she was given such a bump in the straight by the winner she stayed on well. I don’t think it would have made any difference to the result. “It is just whether we stick at a mile and a half or go back to a mile and a quarter as she quickened up well when she was asked. “The Irish Oaks is being discussed.” Curvy put herself in the frame for a crack at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby with a cosy victory in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot. The 9-2 success was a seventh for Ryan Moore of the meeting as she took her 100 per cent record this season to four. Entertainment set the pace for a long way, but Pleascach took over in the straight under Kevin Manning and looked set to deliver. To her outside there was some scrimmaging for position, with Curvy barging her way through the smallest of gaps, causing Pamona and Wedding Vow to edge left. Once in the clear, however, she picked up well and found plenty in the final furlong to beat Pleascach by a length. Pamona was four lengths away in third. Wachman said: “This has been a steady improver. She’s a big, scopey filly and keeps stepping up and every time we ask her a question she seems to answer it. She’ll level off somewhere, I’m sure. “They went no gallop and it was a very messy race. She did well to win the way the race was run. “She will probably step up to Group One class now and we will just keep her separate from Legatissimo (1000 Guineas winner and Oaks runner-up). “She got a free entry in the Irish Derby for winning the Gallinule Stakes the last day. That was kind of my plan, to come here and then the Irish Derby, but we’ll see what suits (the owners). David Wachman’s filly claimed the notable scalp of Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Pleascach in the Group Two as she continued her progression through the ranks. The Darley Irish Oaks would be the obvious alternative for the talented filly but a clash with the colts could be tempting as she defeated subsequent Investec Derby fourth Giovanni Canaletto in the Gallinule Stakes, a race that gave her an automatic entry in the Irish Derby. Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse defense continues to thrive despite loss of Hamilton

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 16, 2012 at 11:56 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] A freak injury in its season opener left the Syracuse women’s soccer team without its senior captain and starting center back this entire season. Amanda Hamilton injured her knee on a noncontact play against Colgate and hasn’t seen the field since.Even with one of the team’s leaders out, the defensive group has quietly dominated. Jackie Moriarty moved from center midfield to center back, and along with Rachel Blum, has formed a phenomenal center back combination. Blum played center midfield in high school, so the team is essentially playing with two converted center midfielders at the two most important defensive positions.Head coach Phil Wheddon said the pair has been “absolutely amazing,” and with an outside back rotation of Skylar Sabbag, Kayla Afonso and Taylor Haenlin, the defensive group has been “fantastic.”“I think in every contest our defense has been exceptionally solid,” Wheddon said. “I think the decision-making that we’ve had at the back has been great.”Goalkeeper Brittany Anghel gets statistical recognition for the team’s four shutouts and 1.12 goals-against average, but the defense deserves just as much of the credit.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They’ve been really reliable, especially in the middle of the season,” Anghel said. “We’ve gotten really comfortable with each other … and I think the unit is really cohesive.”While a major theme this season has been the offense’s goal-scoring inconsistency, the defense has kept the team in games. In its four victories that weren’t shutouts, SU has played an average of 41 minutes of scoreless soccer after its opponent scored their last goal, almost an entire half. In the shutout on Sept. 30 against Rutgers, Alyscha Mottershead scored the game-winning goal after more than 102 minutes of scoreless soccer.Sabbag, Afonso and Haenlin all bring unique styles to the group. Sabbag is a reliable, stay-at-home defender, while Afonso isn’t afraid to join the rush and start attacks. Haenlin is a combination of the two and takes many of the team’s sideline throw-ins.Afonso, Blum and Moriarty, as well as Anghel, are all juniors. Wheddon said two weeks ago that he’s lucky to have such an incredible group for another year, but said he’s not sure if he’ll be able to replace them after that.For a freshman like Haenlin, she’s stepped into the experienced and talented lineup almost seamlessly. Haenlin said the older players are great role models and with Hamilton’s injury, she knew she had to step up her play.“With her going down we knew that other people had to step up,” Haenlin said. “It made me take on more of a responsibility. I knew the team would rely on me a little bit more. It made me step my game up and play to the speed of the game.”Earlier this season, when the defense had a healthy group of five or six players, Wheddon used more substitutions, but there has only been one defensive substitution in the last four games.“This year … we have options,” Wheddon said. “Taylor is obviously coming here as a freshman and has done very well. Skylar is very, very reliable and Kayla is an attacking outside back and not someone I would want to face. We have options at the back and different people playing in different positions. For once we have depth and it’s shown all season long.”Playing against Ohio State, Washington and No. 22 Marquette has prepared the Orange defense for postseason play.“I think we’re going to be good,” Moriarty said. “The weekend kind of showed setbacks, but at the same time we kind of needed that to wake us up. We still have things to work on. We’re not perfect.”The defense is obviously not perfect, but with the loss of its leader, it’s certainly stepped up its play and is a big reason for SU’s nine wins.Said Wheddon: “Our defenders are absolutely fantastic and I would take them against anyone in the country.” Commentslast_img read more

Steady Mortgage Rates Good News for FirstTime Home Buyers

first_img Federal Funds Rate Federal Open Market Committee first-time home buyers Fixed-Rate Mortgages Jerome Powell 2017-11-06 David Wharton Share in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, journal, News Following a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) last week, the short-term Federal Funds rate will remain unchanged. This should prove a boon for shorter-term debt such as car loans and or adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs). But with more than half of U.S. households having 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, what does this mean for first-time home buyers?First American’s chief economist, Mark Fleming, suggests that the future looks bright for first-time home buyers. Since short-term rate changes by nature don’t impact long-term fixed-rate mortgages, Fleming argues in a new blog post that the most important question to consider is what mortgage principal and interest payment most renters could feasibly borrow in order to secure their first home, and how this is affected by mortgage rates.While some experts use the median household income of all households to approach that question, Fleming points out that most homeowner households have a considerably higher income than the average renter household, which skews the median. In fact, based on 2016 Census data, the income gap between homeowner households ($70,000) and renter households ($37,000) is $33,000. As such, using the median household income for all households presents an inaccurate view of the actual borrowing power of a typical renter household. Assuming a renter can spend one-third of their income on a mortgage, that works out to $12,333 for an annual income of $37,000. With the current mortgage rate of approximately 4 percent, that hypothetical renter should be able to borrow around $213,000. During 2012’s 30-year rate lows, that same renter could have borrowed around $242,000.While President Trump recently nominated Jerome Powell to succeed current Fed Chair Janet Yellen, Fleming points out that Powell is “widely believed to hold a similar stance on monetary policy as [Yellen].” With most economists forecasting a rate hike to 5 percent for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages in 2018, a renter earning $37,000 a year could still feasibly borrow $190,000 for their first home.“While borrowing power for the potential home buyer has fallen relative to the low point of 2012, it remains high today and will remain high next year, relative to the long run average,” said Fleming. “If you don’t want to rent anymore and are considering becoming a homeowner, even if mortgage rates rise next year, your borrowing power will remain strong by historic standards.”center_img November 6, 2017 651 Views Steady Mortgage Rates Good News for First-Time Home Buyerslast_img read more