Organ master Cory Henry has announced some very special guests for his New Year’s Eve celebration in New York City: global jazz/blues collective Mwenso and the Shakes and ever-creative bassist MonoNeon. For the past two years, Snarky Puppy have performed at Irving Plaza in New York City on New Year’s Eve.With the Puppies switching up their plans this year, it only makes sense that their place at Irving Plaza would be picked up by Snarky Puppy veteran and the Chief Apostle himself, Cory Henry. Henry will bring his Funk Apostles with him to New York for what’s sure to be a memorable New Years Eve performance.Henry won two GRAMMY awards for his work with Snarky Puppy, however he also has been an in-demand touring and recording musician for years now. Henry formerly toured as a member of Aretha Franklin‘s band, and his studio work has allowed him to cross paths with a diverse list of artists such as Bruce Springsteen, The Roots, P. Diddy, Kenny Garrett, Yolanda Adams and more. Henry has also seen success as a solo artist, with two solo albums charting in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Jazz charts.As a result of Henry’s many musical endeavors, he has crossed paths with tons of incredible musicians over the years, and from those experiences The Funk Apostles were born. All of the members of the band are talented players with years of experience under their collective belt who Henry met throughout his career. Guitarist Adam Agati has worked with everyone from Booker T. Jones to Ludacris; bassist Sharay Reed has performed with Patti LaBelle, Chakha Khan, and more; drummer TaRon Lockett has performed with some of the biggest names in R&B, such as Erykah Badu, Montell Jordan and Snoop Dogg; keyboardist Nick Semrad ’s credits include Miss Lauryn Hill and Bilal.Henry has put together a true all-star cast from the world of funk, R&B, hip-hop, and soul, and they are coming to New York prepared to ring in the New Year in the funkiest way possible. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.***Tickets On Sale Here***Show: L4LM & CEG Present – Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles WithCity: New York, NYVenue: Irving PlazaDate: New Year’s Eve! Sunday December 31st, 2017Doors: 8:00 PM || Show: 9:00 PMTickets On Sale Here
The administrator of Bridgewater, Branden Maloney, was stunned when he first saw the post and allegations. Maloney also broke down what happens when complaints are made. Maloney said during their investigation, they have not found anything to support the allegations being made by Shuford and have not received any recent complaints about workers at the center. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Bridgewater Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing is speaking out, following recent allegations of mistreatment with its residents. “When the allegation came out, immediately we started investigating the situation and got statements from everyone to make sure that everything was in line.” In a Facebook post created by Isaiah Shuford on August 24, he argues that Bridgewater “needs to change or needs to be shut down” due to the treatment of the residents there. You can read the full post by clicking here. “If someone makes a complaint of abuse or neglect, we go to the resident involved and do a full assessment of the resident,” Maloney said, “We also have a social worker interview the resident to make sure they’re alright. Then we start an investigation, and with that investigation, if any employees are found accused of abuse or neglect, they are suspended and put on investigation until we figure out what happened.” “I was shocked,” said Maloney, “This employee was never a Bridgewater employee, he was the employee of a subcontractor that works in the kitchen. From talking with them, he was let go, but not for the reason which he is alleging, and he never brought up any allegations that had to do with resident care, abuse, or neglect.” Bridgewater says in addition to the corporate liaison they have to handle complaints, they are also currently working to create an online reporting system to make it more accessible for residents, families, and the community. Both are confidential. Following the post, Maloney said they didn’t waste any time to start looking into the matter. 12 News is working to get an interview with Shuford to hear his side of the story. We will bring you that as soon as we can.