Kamasi Washington Announces Free Concert To Kick Off NYC’s SummerStage

first_imgRising star Kamasi Washington will play a free concert this summer as a part of Central Park’s SummerStage series. Coming off a year in which the tenor saxophonist released his debut album, The Epic, to rave reviews, Washington will join a long list of celebrated jazz artists to play the NYC series, the first coming in 1986 held at Central Park’s Naumberg Bandshell, featuring the Sun Ra Arkestra.Says Heather Lubov, the executive director of the City Parks Foundation, “For the last couple of years we’ve been identifying a theme, something that’s relevant to New York City.” She adds, “This year, given what seems to be a resurgence of the music particularly with younger jazz artists, it made sense to infuse jazz throughout our festival.”Other performances at this year’s SummerStage will include a June 4th appearance by the McCoy Tyner Quartet and groups led by the bassist Ron Carter and the drummer Roy Haynes as a part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival, as well as Jason Lindner’s Breeding Ground in Marcus Garvey Park on August 26 and the Donny McCaslin Quartet in Tompkins Square Park on August 28 as a part of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.SummerStage’s full schedule will be released this April and available here, but in the mean time, you can check out this live performance by Kamasi Washington via Jazz Night In America featuring several cuts from The Epic including “Askim,” “Change of the Guard” and “Henrietta Our Hero.”[Quotes via The New York Times]last_img read more

Read More
Did you feel it? A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shakes North Carolina and the Southeast

first_imgDepending on construction timelines, the campground may remain closed for the rest of the season. Mortimer Campground is located northwest of Lenoir in the Wilson Creek Watershed in Caldwell County, NC. Good news for all you climbers out there. A team at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus found that 80% ethanol liquid chalk killed 100% of COVID-19 within five minutes. But before you go thanking the liquid chalk in your climbing bag for its pandemic protection, it’s important to note that liquid chalks are sold with varying alcohol concentrations. “If you don’t have more than 65% isopropyl alcohol or ethanol, you’re not going to be sterilizing,” said Ross Kedl, professor of immunology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the researcher behind the study. If you felt the ground move under your feet Sunday morning you weren’t imagining things. A 5.1 magnitude earthquake, its epicenter in Sparta, N.C., struck the Southeast, the effects of which could be felt up to 200 miles away across much of North Carolina, Upstate South Carolina, and as far away as Atlanta and Ashland, Kentucky. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake occurred at 8:07 a.m. It was the strongest to shake the region since 1916, when a magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck. There were no reports of serious injuries, though people near the epicenter reported minor structural damage.  Climbing can help kill COVID. Here’s how. Did you feel it? A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shakes North Carolina and the Southeastcenter_img While the 80% ethanol liquid chalk does kill the virus, Kedl says climbers should think of it as hand sanitizer because the effects don’t last long-term. That said, “if you have a gym full of people who are wearing masks and all of them are using this chalk, your chances of getting a wall contaminated with coronavirus are pretty small,” he says.  Photo: Beautiful azaleas blooming in mountains. Green hills, meadows, and sky in the background. Summer mountain landscape. Near Asheville, Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA. Courtesy of Getty Images by MargaretW Mortimer Campground on Pisgah National Forest to temporarily close Beginning today, Mortimer Campground on Pisgah National Forest will temporarily close for major construction of a bridge to replace the low water crossing of Thorps Creek, which flows through the campground, the Forest Service said in a news release. The bridge replacement will improve water quality and native and wild trout habitat in the Wilson Creek Watershed. last_img read more

Read More
Paul Merson recommends three managers to Arsenal after Unai Emery sacking

first_imgArsenal are searching for a replacement for sacked manager Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson has named Mauricio Pochettino, Brendan Rodgers and Nuno Espirito Santo as three top candidates to replace Unai Emery at Arsenal.The Gunners are searching for a new manager after parting ways with former PSG and Sevilla boss Emery on Friday.Much was expected of Emery before his arrival in north London but he leaves the club with Arsenal sitting eighth in the Premier League and without a win in seven matches. Comment Paul Merson recommends three managers to Arsenal after Unai Emery sacking Metro Sport ReporterSunday 1 Dec 2019 12:05 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link137Shares Tottenham hero Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with the position (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg has been placed in temporary charge of Arsenal but Merson believes either Pochettino, Rodgers or Nuno should get the job on a full-time basis.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTPochettino is one of the most respected managers in Europe and largely impressed at Tottenham before his surprise sacking earlier in the month.Former Liverpool and Celtic boss Rodgers is working wonders at Leicester City and Nuno is doing an equally impressive job at Wolves.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Arsenal should go for Mauricio Pochettino or Brendan Rodgers now they’ve finally put Unai Emery out of his misery,’ Merson told Starsport.‘I’m all for Rodgers getting the job. He’s a proven coach. He improves players – and these players need to be improved!‘I like Nuno Espirito Santo at Wolves as well. And Pochettino is a top manager who is out of work and available. He might be tempted.center_img Jose Mourinho: Unai Emery sacking is ‘sad news’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:41FullscreenJose Mourinho: Unai Emery sacking is ‘sad news’https://metro.co.uk/video/jose-mourinho-unai-emery-sacking-sad-news-2059914/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘They just have to make sure they get this appointment right because it’s a crucial decision that will decide Arsenal’s future.‘But who are the football people making that decision? Where are they are? That’s what worries me. Can you trust them?‘Emery is probably relieved. He looked lost. I don’t think he knew what he was doing. I think he had lost confidence and was making bad decisions.’Arsenal face Norwich City on Sunday.MORE: Emmanuel Petit wants Patrick Vieira to be next Arsenal managerMORE: Freddie Ljungberg reveals how his Arsenal side will differ to Unai Emery’s Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Read More