Turkuaz & New Mastersounds Team Up For A Funky Colorado Throwdown [Review]

first_imgIt’s hard to think of two touring acts better than Turkuaz and the New Mastersounds in the world of funk. Both have carved their respective sounds in tribute to eras of old, but in distinctly different ways. Turkuaz, the 9-piece powerfunk outfit from Brooklyn, pays homage to the theatrical style of legends like the Talking Heads and Sly and the Family Stone; the New Mastersounds, to the contrary, have a raw vintage sound akin to instrumental funk greats like the Meters and Booker T & the M.G’s. The bands have recently kicked off a nationwide co-headlining tour, which made a stop at the historic Boulder Theater on Friday night.On this particular night, it was the New Mastersounds turn to bat lead off. Eddie Roberts, the suave leader of the band who wore a sport coat for the duration of the performance, was on his A game. His jazzy guitar licks and catchy phrasings anchored the tunes, allowing ample room for keyboardist Joe Tatton to dance and explore on the Hammond B3 organ. The band cooked from one song to next, eventually enlisting Turkuaz saxophonists Josh Schwartz and Greg Sanderson to join in on the fun.Next up was Turkuaz, with a slightly larger lighting rig and a much larger cast. Each of the nine members wore a different unique color, a light-hearted approach consistent across much of the band’s recent marketing. Their show was a well-scripted collective experience with surprisingly few extended solos, but it was tasteful guitarist Craig Brodhead that got his name called the most.Turkuaz’s time was a welcomed mix of original tracks, mostly off their latest release “Digitonium,” and select covers. There were renditions of Hot Chocolate’s disco hit “Every 1’s a Winner,” the Talking Heads’ “Slippery People” and The Band’s “The Shape I’m In” ended the set.The band encored with “On the Border,” a cover of a New Mastersounds cut recently released on a 7’’ EP that Roberts and Tatton returned for. It was a fitting collaboration and close to one of the funkiest nights of music Boulder, CO has seen in some time![Photo via gergyt // Instagram]last_img read more

Student attends Grammy’s

first_imgWhile many students spent last Sunday watching the Grammy’s on TV, Saint Mary’s senior Briana Coyne experienced the red carpet, celebrities and awards up close as her father was nominated for his work on Adele’s album “21.” “After going to the Grammy’s two years ago for his work on Beyonce’s ‘I am Shasha Fierce’ album, he promised my mom that if he was ever honored with another Grammy opportunity, he would make it a family affair,” Coyne said. Coyne said she would never forget walking down the red carpet and sitting with nominees. “I just had to pinch myself to see if it was real,” she said. “I was within touching distance of bands like Foster the People and Kings of Leon, and I accidentally bumped into Paul Schaffer from ‘The Tonight Show.’” Her father, Tom Coyne is partner of Sterling Sound Mastering Studios in New York City. He said the event was even more enjoyable because he was able to experience it with his family. “It’s always fun to share experiences with others and having my children attending the parties and all the hoopla surrounding the Grammys was great,” he said. “[I wanted] to start filling up their memory bank.” Coyne said the most memorable part of the weekend was seeing her dad receive his award. “My dad booked it up to stage. He would have won the 100-meter dash,” she said. “He even got up there before Adele.” Tom Coyne said he tried to wait long enough for Adele to reach the steps. “I walked a little too quickly and reached the steps of the stage before Adele. I stopped cold and … that was just enough time to see Adele start up the steps,” he said. “So after another second I walked up and LL Cool J came over and congratulated me.” Coyne said if he were lucky enough to be on the Grammy stage again, he’d take a back row position. “I [initially] put my cement shoes on and stood just to the left of Adele,” he said. “If I were lucky enough to win again, I’ll go right to the back row and give someone else their chance. The pressure is just too great.” But Briana Coyne said her dad deserved the front-row recognition. “No one deserved [this recognition] more than my dad,” she said. “I know that’s being biased, but seriously, I saw him work so hard. I couldn’t be more proud of him.”last_img read more

5 ways to use your refinance savings

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Refinancing your home can have many benefits, but the main one that typically entices borrowers is the potential to save money on monthly payments. For some, a refinance could result in a decreased interest rate and subsequent savings on their monthly payment. If you’re fortunate enough to have that result, don’t spend that extra money just yet! Consider one of these options to make the most of your refinance savings.Pay off debt with high interest ratesDo you have have any loans or pesky credit cards with high interest rates? Consider paying those off first. Doing so can free up funds for you to invest in other ways.Build your emergency savingsHaving money set aside just in case is always a smart idea. Should a financial emergency occur, having a savings account ready for use in this situation could be a lifesaver. If your emergency savings fund is lacking, or if you don’t have one at all, you may want to set aside the money you’ve saved through refinancing. continue reading »last_img read more

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Early antiviral treatment, flu hot line, vaccine approval in Canada, children’s vaccinations

first_imgOct 19, 2009CDC urges early antiviral use for some suspected flu patientsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today urged clinicians to start flu patients on antivirals early, without waiting for test results, particularly if they are hospitalized or have underlying conditions. In an e-mail alert the CDC said that though most people recover without treatment, clinical judgment should guide antiviral use, recommended for anyone who has lower respiratory symptoms or worsening symptoms. A negative rapid test does not exclude flu, the agency said.http://www.cdc.gov/H1N1flu/HAN/101909.htmCDC health advisory networkMinnesota plans flu hot line to screen patients, prescribe antiviralsConcerned that H1N1 and seasonal flu will overwhelm providers this winter, the Minnesota Department of Health plans to launch a statewide hot line to triage people and prescribe medicine over the phone, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported today. Officials said the service will offer quick access to antiviral drugs for people at risk and also help people who lack health insurance. The service will be financed with $5 million in federal emergency funds. The launch date has not been set.http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/health/virus/64710452.html?elr=KArksUUUoDEy3LGDiO7aiUOct 16 Star Tribune storyCanada edges closer to pandemic vaccine approval, launchCanada may approve its pandemic H1N1 vaccine as early as this week, which could set the stage for immunizations against the virus to begin later this month, the Toronto Globe and Mail reported yesterday. An unnamed source said about 1 million doses have already been delivered to provinces and territories. Canada has ordered 50 million doses of an adjuvanted vaccine made domestically by GlaxoSmithKline.http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/swine-flu-vaccine-approval-expected-soon/article1328629/Oct 18 Globe and Mail storyJapan launches pandemic vaccine campaignJapan started administering its first pandemic H1N1 doses today, starting with healthcare workers, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported. So far Japan has a limited supply of a domestically produced vaccine, enough for 1.18 million people. The health ministry said in early November that the vaccination priority will shift to pregnant women and those with underlying medical conditions and that by late December the campaign will include babies and small children.http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i-b_C1ams3FC1S_0B8dkjtaHlbhgOct 19 AFP storyCDC offers guidance for vaccinating children in primary care clinicsThe CDC has released a planning guide for vaccinating children against H1N1 in primary care settings. The guidance, published Oct 16, includes checklists that cover items such as staffing needs, billing and reimbursement, storage capacity, and safety monitoring, along with links to additional resources. Other CDC guidance documents released on Oct 16 cover influenza triage and antiviral treatment for children and updated general recommendations on antiviral use.http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/vaccination/pediatricpatients.htmCDC planning guide for vaccinating children in primary care settingsEight more swine herds in Norway infected with H1N1Eight more swine herds in one county in Norway have been found infected with the H1N1 virus, the pork industry Web site PigProgress.net reported on Oct 16. Because of concern about farmers spreading the virus to pigs, Agriculture Minister Lars Peder Brekk has asked that pig farmers get priority for H1N1 vaccination, the report said. Norway’s first outbreak in pigs was reported in Nord Trondelag county a week ago.http://www.pigprogress.net/news/more-norwegian-pig-herds-infected-with-swine-flu-id3531.htmlOct 16 PigProgress.net reportClinic for the homeless aims to open overnight H1N1 wardA clinic for homeless people in Salt Lake City is raising money to open an overnight ward for patients with pandemic H1N1 flu, the Salt Lake Tribune reported today. To keep flu patients out of crowded homeless shelters, the clinic currently puts flu patients in motel rooms and brings them meals and medication, but clinic officials said that strategy is not cost-effective. The Salt Lake Public Health Department has pledged $20,000 for the effort. Officials hope to open the ward by Thanksgiving.http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13591407Oct 19 Salt Lake Tribune storylast_img read more

Vinesh Phogat recovers from COVID-19 infection within a week of testing positive

first_imgREAD: Rohit Raju Captures The X-Division Championship At IMPACT Wrestling Emergence Night OneWFI expresses displeasureVinesh Phogat had tested positive in Sonepat, Haryana a few days before the National Sports Awards ceremony. The Asian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist had been training at her village in Sonepat with coach Om Prakash and had declined to attend the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) national camp for the women wrestlers in Lucknow. As per reports, WFI announced the national women’s camp last week but Vinesh Phogat had expressed her concerns about travelling to the camp and insisted on continuing her training at home. The WFI had expressed displeasure over Phogat’s decision saying that they were unaware of the kind of facilities available at her village and reiterated that the camp was being held for the benefit of the wrestlers. (With PTI inputs)READ: Narsingh Yadav Returns To National Wrestling As Olympics Hopeful After 4-year Doping BanREAD: National Wrestling Camp For Tokyo Olympics To Begin In Sonepat And Lucknow From Sept 1 LIVE TV 1 week ago Asian and Commonwealth Games gold medalist Vinesh Phogat tested positive for COVID-19 FOLLOW US I underwent a second COVID-19 test yesterday and am happy to report that I have received a negative result. While this is great news, I will be remaining in isolation as a precautionary measure. A big thank you to everyone for your prayers 😊🙏— Vinesh Phogat (@Phogat_Vinesh) September 1, 2020 Last Updated: 2nd September, 2020 00:44 IST Vinesh Phogat Recovers From COVID-19 Infection Within A Week Of Testing Positive The Khel Ratan awardee took to social media to announce that she underwent a second test, the result for which came negative on Tuesday, September 1. COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 2nd September, 2020 00:33 IST WATCH US LIVEcenter_img 2 weeks ago Ritu Phogat explains seeing different, emotional side of father Mahavir during pandemic Sounak Mitra WE RECOMMEND 2 weeks ago Divya Kakran follows Vinesh Phogat, withdraws from national camp due to health risks Written By 3 weeks ago Vinesh Phogat withdraws from national camp citing health risk, decision rankles WFI 1 week ago Vinesh Phogat’s positive COVID-19 test forces Haryana’s training facility to close down Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat has recovered from COVID-19 infection just within a week of testing positive for the virus. The Khel Ratan awardee took to social media to announce that she underwent a second test, the result for which came negative on Tuesday, September 1.Vinesh Phogat had tested positive for COVID-19 right before the virtual ceremony and was unable to attend it. The wrestler expressed her happiness on recovering from the infection and informed that she will continue to remain in isolation as a precautionary measure.READ: Sushil Kumar’s Beijing Bronze Ended India’s 56-year Wait And Transformed Indian Wrestlinglast_img read more