Any fan of funky good music is certainly aware of Snarky Puppy, the Grammy-winning jazz collective that never fails to incite a jammed out boogie. The band recently made their way to Europe for a tour, which included a stop at the SildaJazz – Haugesund International Jazz Festival in Haugesund, Norway. Led by Michael League, the band has shared some great footage from their European festival for our viewing pleasure.Watch Snarky Puppy hard at work, below. Snarky Puppy also recently announced their very first music festival! Check out more information about that here.[Photo via Dave Vann/Jam Cruise 14]
Three Notre Dame music professors will spend the next two weeks on a tour of East Asia, offering performances and information sessions in an effort to recruit prospective students and raise the profile of the department of music.From Oct. 7 to 19, professor of music Peter Smith, assistant professional specialist Tricia Park and associate professor of music John Blacklow will visit high schools and various institutions in Seoul, South Korea, and in Shanghai and Beijing, China, according to a University press release.Smith, who also chairs the department of music and specializes in music theory, said this tour not only aims to recruit musically talented students and bring attention to Notre Dame’s “outstanding” department of music but also to strengthen connections with the University’s alumni network in Asia through a variety of lectures, masterclasses and recitals.The team will focus its recruitment on 10 high schools in the three major Asian cities, Smith said.“We will offer musical performances, masterclasses and information sessions about the music department and Notre Dame in general,” Smith said. “A masterclass is a learning experience in which one student performs for the faculty member … the teacher then offers instruction to the student but frames the advice in such a way that it will be … beneficial to the larger group as well.”In addition to visiting schools, the professors will perform and teach at “significant” cultural and academic institutions, Smith said. Park, a violinist, and Blacklow, a pianist, will feature prominently in the performance events.“The three of us will offer … [a] lecture and recital at the Capital Library in Beijing, in an event jointly hosted by the Library and the U.S. Embassy, designed to foster cultural exchange,” he said. “We will also visit Beijing University — the Harvard of China — where I will teach a seminar on musical romanticism and my colleagues Tricia Park and John Blacklow will … perform a full-length formal recital.”In Shanghai and Beijing, the professors will also participate in “Discover ND” informational sessions, Smith said.“I will offer an introduction, followed by a performance by professors Park and Blacklow, and then we will break into smaller groups to answer questions for prospective students and their families,” he said.Smith said these information sessions reach a wider range of students and family members interested in Notre Dame, not just the “musically inclined.”“But the musical performance is a special attraction, given the interest and value placed on Western classical music in Asia,” he said.In Asia, both American education and musical instruction are held in high esteem, making the continent an ideal place to recruit international students, Smith said.“There is a strong interest … in sending their best and brightest students to study in America,” Smith said. “In addition to the high academic standards … the Asian educational system places great emphasis on the study of music and Western classical music in particular.”Blacklow said there is a more mainstream appreciation of classical music in the continent, and cites his experiences as a performer.“… On some of my own previous concert tours to Korea and Japan, it would not be uncommon to have full audiences in large concert halls, which is much more rare over here,” he said. “I think this results in a population who develop a serious knowledge and love for classical music, which translates into talented performers who are eager to pursue music seriously, whether as a performer or a scholar.”Notre Dame’s department of music has much to offer prospective students, Smith said.“[We have] a first-rate faculty, first of all, with leading experts in both music scholarship and music performance,” he said.Blacklow said Notre Dame’s well-rounded approach is vital to a performer’s musical development and also allows the student to pursue other fields of interest.“Advanced knowledge of theory and history will make a performer play with the needed conviction and understanding — and serious study of an instrument provides a foundation for knowing music ‘from the inside out,’ as it were,” he said. “It is also beneficial that so many students are able to double-major here. Our most serious students go on to graduate school themselves, but we have also taught many wonderful musicians who choose to go on to other fields.”Smith said compared with other schools, Notre Dame’s program is successful in offering instruction in both music theory and practice.“Many liberal arts programs stress music scholarship more heavily, while many schools of music place a greater priority on performance — the music department at Notre Dame strikes a balance.”Tags: Asia, Beijing, China, Department of Music, Music, Seoul, Shanghai, South Korea
Governor Jim Douglas to announce $360,010 Community Development Block Grant to the Town of Williston and $49,795 grant to the Town of Colchester to assist in the development of affordable housing. Tuesday, March 17, 2009 4 pm. Williston Town Hall meeting room. ###
Lynna Irby entered Pike High School with a big target on her track uniform. She was expected to be great, and unlike many such athletes with a similar target, she not only fulfilled that promise but did it with quite a flare. Irby won 12 state track titles in her 4-year career. The amazing thing about this is that she never lost a race in her state finals career. Another amazing feat by Lynna is that she never had anybody really threaten her in any of her races. Her main events were the 100m, 200m, and 400m.Lynna brought back memories of North Central’s Maicel Malone. She ran in the mid to late 80’s. She also won a gold medal as a member of the United States 4 x 400 meter relay team. Irby, like Malone, is best at the 400m. Probably the only difference to me was that when you see Irby you know she is an athlete. When you saw Malone off the track, she looked like a nerd with her black-rimmed glasses. In truth, she was, because she was a straight A student as well as a tremendous athlete. I don’t know Irby’s scholastic record.
Vijay Shankar nearly pulls off a stunning catch of Seifert but he ends up parrying it over the ropes and the batsman capitalises by smashing Khaleel for a six to fine leg and a four to deep backward square leg. New Zealand are 38/0 at the end of four overs and it is a good start. 16:38 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 11:52 (IST) 14:31 (IST) 12:37 (IST) New Delhi: New Zealand ended their series against India on a positive note as they won the third and final match in Hamilton by four runs to win the three-match series 2-1. With this win, New Zealand have inflicted the most losses in T20Is against India and it has ensured India do not win a series in all formats in the current tours of Australia and New Zealand. Colin Munro’s magnificent 72 helped New Zealand reaqch 212/4. India lost wickets at regular intervals but Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik and Krunal Pandya kept Rohit Sharma’s side in the hunt but they ended up just short as their pain against New Zealand continued. (SCORECARD) Here are the playing XIs of both the sidesNew Zealand: Tim Seifert(w), Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Daryl Mitchell, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Blair TicknerIndia: Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(w), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed Rohit Sharma has chosen to bowl in the final T20I against New Zealand in Hamilton. Blair Tickner will make his debut in Kane Williamson’s team. New Zealand have ended on 212/4 and India will have a massive task on their hands if they have to stay alive in the match and win the series. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Heartbreak for India. Mithali and Deepti Sharma find the boundary but with a boundary needed off the last ball, Mithali could only find a single and the White Ferns have swept the series 3-0. Colin Munro is the Man of the Match: Touch and go there until the final minute. India – you get one good batsman, another one comes along. The boys did a really good job of finishing off the really good Indian batsmen. 16:03 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kuldeep Yadav has replaced Yuzvendra Chahal in the side while Lockie Ferguson has been rested and Blair Tickner will make his debut. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:51 (IST) 16:10 (IST) Rishabh Pant blasts three sixes and a four off Ish Sodhi as India are clawing back into the contest. The required rate is just over 10. Mithali hits a boundary off Devine but India need 16 runs off the last over which will be bowled by Leigh Kasperek. Hardik Pandya misuces a pull shot as Socct Kugglejin takes the wicket. India need 68 off 30 balls. That is all from us here. Join us for the India vs Australia series that will begin from February 24 with the two T20Is. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In MS Dhoni effects a lightning stumping to get rid of Tm Seifert but Colin Munro notches up his ninth fifty and Khaleel Ahmed spills the chance. Hardik Pandya is blasted for two sixes for a four but Kuldeep gets the revenge and the left-hander falls for 76. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Krunal Pandya and Dinesh Karthik have gotten India right back in the game and their clean hits have meant India need 16 off the last over. Can Tim Southee hold his nerve? 15:03 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Seifert and Munro are nearing their fifties as India struggle for the breakthrough. Kuldeep Yadav is into the attack and he represents India’s last hope. Krunal Pandya concedes 20 runs in his first over. Both Seifert and Munro hit sixes while Hardik Pandya also concedes runs. The Devil’s number is up in Hamilton as New Zealand race to 66/0 in six overs. Excellent start to the powerplay. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Dhawan gets going with a boundary to deep midwicket but he ends up slog sweeping a full ball from Mitchell Santner and holes out to deep midwicket. Big blow. Santner concedes just five runs but Shankar smashes a six off Ish Sodhi. The asking rate has gone past 12. 12:06 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 12:03 (IST) 11:19 (IST) A superb over from Leigh Kasperek and India need 23 off 12 balls. Sophie Devine has been brilliant and she starts with two dot balls. Mithali and Deepti Sharma need to do something special. Tim Southee holds his nerve and delivers a splendid last over as India lose by four runs as Kane Williamson’s side win by four runs to clinch the three-match series 2-1. Rohit Sharma: New Zealand held their nerve well and they deserved to win. We started off well in the ODIs, and the boys will be disappointed not getting to the finishing line in the T20s. The action now shifts to the men. Can Rohit Sharma’s Indian cricket team end their sojourn Down Under in style or will Kane Williamson’s side end on a high? Toss in eight minutes. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:11 (IST) 11:10 (IST) Colin Munro gets going with a six off Bhuvneshwar Kumar while Tim Seifert is negotiating the pace and swing off Bhuvi and Khaleel Ahmed well. The right-hander slams a boundary to deep extra cover as New Zealand start well. 13:58 (IST) 13:49 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:36 (IST) Krunal Pandya ends an expensive over and finishes with figures of 4-0-54-0 as de Grandhomme is providing New Zealand a grand finish in the death overs. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The fifty-run partnership is up between Rohit and Shankar. India are 57/1 after the end of the powerplay. At this stage, New Zealand were 66/0 Shankar slams two sixes off Ish Sodhi and nears a fifty with a boundary off de Grandhomme but he falls for 43 as Mitchell Santner gets his second. 13:33 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Rohit falls and this is a massive moment in the game as he edges to Tim Seifert. Mitchell gets the wicket and it is now upto Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni to do the needful now. India need 72 off 36 balls. Vijay Shankar finds the boundary for the third time and it is a nervous start for Blair Tickner on his debut. Nine runs in his debut over. 14:54 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:02 (IST) Deepti Sharma hits a big six down the ground off Amelia Kerr and India need 28 off 18 balls. Both teams need one good over to tilt the balance. 11:28 (IST) 12:50 (IST) 15:28 (IST) 11:22 (IST) Williamson looks to pull a slow bouncer from Khaleel Ahmed but gets the top edge and the catch is taken at short fine leg. New Zealand have reached 150 in the 15th over. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:20 (IST) 12:08 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:07 (IST) Colin de Grandhomme falls for 30 off 16 balls as Bhuvneshwar finally gets some redemption. But, New Zealand are nearinga good total. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 11:15 (IST) Vijay Shankar gets going with a couple of boundaries as Rohit Sharma also begins will with a boundary of Tim Southee. India need to maintain a solid run-rate in the powerplay. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:08 (IST) 15:50 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:45 (IST) 13:39 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Pant falls to Blair Tickner, who gets his maiden T20I wicket but Hardik Pandya gets going with a six. It is still a see-saw contest. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kane Williamson, New Zealand skipper: The first performances was our best, and there were some learnings in the second one. For it to go to the last couple of balls, I knew India would come back strong, and it was a great series to be a part of. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:22 (IST) Hello and a warm welcome to the final game between India and New Zealand in Hamilton. At the moment, the women’s T20I game is poised on a knife edge. Smriti Mandhana has fallen for 86 and all hopes rest on Mithali Raj. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 16:06 (IST)