Associate Rector Columbus, GA By Vikki MyersPosted Dec 13, 2016 Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Nancy Mott says: December 13, 2016 at 4:15 pm Hey, I’m so proud of St. Peter’s Episcopal School! Not just being the first in Tennessee to offer Spanish immersion program! but also that it’s in the Diocese of East Tennessee. It appears to me Tennessee schools, public and private, have not only been slow to offer services to our growing Hispanic population but also slow to provide adequate second language programs., which as Ms. Myers points out is a significant advantage to our youth.And for parents worried about students being “behind” in content subjects, from everything I’ve read about experimental programs in California, even if there’s a bit of a lag in early grades, students have not only caught up by sixth grade but are actually ahead of their mono-lingual peers. Bravo, St. Peter’s! Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments (2) Susan Delgado-Park says: Comments are closed. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Monica Griffin, Spanish-language immersion curriculum coordinator and preschool lead teacher at St. Peter’s School in Chattanooga, has “circle time” with children in immersion Kindergarten classroom. Photo: St. Peter’s School[Episcopal Church in East Tennessee] ¡Hola! (Hello!) 15 kindergarteners call out as a visitor walks into their classroom – as much in unison as kindergarteners can be. The children are having “circle time,” sitting in a circle on a rug with Lead Teacher Betsy Cake.Cake introduces the visitor, then claps her hands to the rhythm of a song to keep the children’s attention. “Vamos a cantar la cancion de hoy, (Let’s sing today’s song)” she says and she and the children sing “Si usted esta feliz apaluda las fuerte … (If you’re happy, clap your hands).” Then the children say together “¡Me allegro de verte! (I’m glad to see you!)”This is the kindergarten Spanish-language immersion class at St. Peter’s Episcopal School in Chattanooga, Tennessee.In 2015, St. Peter’s became the first school in the state to implement a 100-percent Spanish-language immersion program. It is Chattanooga’s first and only elementary school that offers a language immersion track alongside its classic curriculum.Head of School Meredith Ruffner provides a framework in the school’s mission for why the Spanish-immersion program is important to the school. “Our mission is a love of learning, joy of service and a lively faith. We feel that a global heart and a global mind goes right in with that because we’re wanting to instill in our children a desire to help and serve and interact with people, not just in their community, but all over,” she said.Ruffner, who became head of school four years ago had a vision for a Spanish-language immersion program at St. Peter’s so a team was formed to look into it.There were questions about whether Chattanooga was ready for a program like this and whether parents would embrace it, but “the more we talked about it, the more impressed we were with how it fit our mission as an Episcopal school. We just felt it was what our school needed,” Ruffner said.Sarah Steffner, president of the Board of Trustees at the time, said, “Our team was doing a lot of research and through God and serendipity, a teacher was leaving as Monica Griffin [Spanish-immersion curriculum coordinator] found the school.”We decided that if we were going to do this, we would need to do it right,” Ruffner said. The team found add.a.lingua, an education consultant company that helps schools implement a second language in the school. Ruffner and Griffin spent several days at the company’s headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to talk with people at the company and tour schools that were already working with the program. They liked add.a.lingua’s philosophy and comprehensive program. St. Peter’s is now partnering with the company.Two years ago, St. Peter’s began offering the immersion program to three-year-olds as “kind of an experiment,” a pilot program, to see how it would go. Steffner said, “It was kind of tricky. Between spring and fall the whole thing changed.”It turned out to be a success all around. After an initial “bump,” students and parents loved it.“We are fortunate that our board and parent-teacher organization are very supportive of it, but some of the parents initially had qualms about the program,” Ruffner said.“We found out approximately a month before school started; we had so many questions and fears,” said Brandy Biederman, a St. Peter’s parent. “We had no clue what Spanish immersion was. I was and am very outspoken and immediately asked for meetings to answer our questions. This was our baby girl and we were going to throw her into an unknown setting with unknown people and an unknown language. Had it not have been for Meredith [Ruffner], we wouldn’t have done it. We trust her, always have.” Biederman says she and her husband are now the biggest fans for Spanish immersion at St. Peter’s.Ruffner said, “There isn’t a large Hispanic population in Chattanooga and the vast majority of students are not connected to Hispanic culture at all – the parents just see the value in learning a second language. We talked a lot with our parents in the community about what the research says about children’s minds, and what is best for them as they grow and develop. Language is at the top of the list.”The goal is that when the children graduate from fifth grade, they’re completely bilingual – able to read, write, and do math in both English and Spanish. Ruffner said that those skills are transferrable, so whatever skills they’re learning in Spanish, they’re transferring to English.Ruffner said “About midway through the first year, the school started talking with parents about their thoughts for the next year to see if they wanted to go into our regular junior kindergarten 4-year-old class and everybody was saying, ‘We want immersion.’ This year, that class has moved up to kindergarten. Now we have three full classes.”Teachers are native Spanish speakers and the children quickly learn the most common things they need to know, such as the names of things in the classroom, words for quieting down, sussuren, and words for if they need to go the bathroom. In class, they have a normal kindergarten curriculum – including learning numbers, letters and songs. Signs hanging in the kindergarten classroom – abrir la puerta (open the door), and ayudar con el bocatillo (help with the snack) – remind students to be polite and to help their teacher and their classmates.Most parents and siblings speak English at home, but pick up Spanish from the young children in the immersion classes.Biederman said, “We only speak what we have learned from them. It’s definitely interesting how much we have picked up and don’t realize. Our grocery app is through Amazon’s Alexa and when I pull it up, most of the items are in Spanish because that’s how we say it for her to order it. I didn’t even realize that until now,” she said.The Rev. Quinn Parman, whose son is in the program, said in a new video, “We love stories – and you can tell as you’re reading that there’s nothing missed. He gets the stories and he understands them. The fact that he knows Spanish and learns English at home does not in any way hamper our ability to do that – in fact, it probably amplifies what he’s doing in school.”“The time I notice him growing the most in Spanish is when I see him teaching his sister. I’ll hear them playing and sometimes when I hear them playing restaurant, there’s a couple foods I’ll hear him saying in Spanish as well,” said Quinn Parman in the video.Griffin said, “We have a lot of older siblings in my class. Their parents send me videos all the time about them playing and being on the playground and in the playroom and reading to their younger siblings – it’s adorable to see.”Biederman said that add.a.lingua and St. Peter’s are very open to meetings and discussions. “I have access to Monica [Griffin], Meredith [Ruffner] and all of the teachers as needed. We have frequent evaluations as well. So parents can ensure that their child’s educational needs and parents’ expectations are supported in the program,” she said.Biederman voices the hope that other parents also have for their children, “We hope this is a springboard for them to learn even more languages in middle/high school. We also hope this opens up limitless opportunities for their career choices.”She notes that although some parents prefer the classic curriculum for their children, “We are the biggest fans for Spanish immersion at St. Peter’s,” Biederman said. “As parents, we are constantly looking for ways to give our children every advantage, St. Peter’s provides just that. By the children learning in another language, our hopes are that they will learn to process complex issues with a greater ease. My two children will leave fifth grade bilingual and fluent. That’s a life altering skill that will provide leverage throughout their life,” she said.“I feel very proud of my son, that he’s learning a new language and that he’s growing in new ways,” said Rachelle Parman said.Quinn Parman said, “I really hope this gives [my son] a drive to want to connect and make the world a better place.”– Vikki Myers is communications director for the Diocese of East Tennessee. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Chattanooga Episcopal school first in Tennessee to offer full Spanish-language immersion Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Rector Belleville, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH December 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm Having lived in Honduras for 18 years and worked with several of the bilingual Episcopal Schools there for many years, I am delighted to see St Peter’s pursuing the idea of a bilingual school program. In Honduras, we start our preschoolers in immersion programs of English for three years before they began their Spanish studies in elementary school. They use US textbooks for their English classes and Spanish language textbooks for their Spanish classes concurrently. Now our schools go through High School and our children graduate bilingual and bi-cultural.Our high schoolers often help translate for visiting teams which has enabled many of them to know other parts of the country as well as learn how many of their fellow Hondurans live. Many of those students have gone on to study the fields they helped to translate for–teachers, doctors, nurses, dentists, and architects. They will indeed find it a blessing. 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ArchDaily 2014 Architects: Ramon Esteve Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Mariela ApollonioCollaborating Architects:Anna Bosca, Víctor Ruiz, Estefanía Pérez, María MartíCollaborators:Silvia M. Martínez Tudi SorianoTechnical Architect:Emilio PérezConstruction:Construcciones FrancésProject Manager:Gonzalo LlinCity:ChivaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mariela ApollonioRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. The House in the Forest is settled in an extensive residential area. A large pine forest on the plot itself is the closest surroundings of the house. On the basis of four stone walls, we generate prismatic volumes that fragment the space, identifying each room. The interstitial area between the parts is covered by an element of wood, which acts as a distributor and connector between the spaces of the house.Save this picture!SketchSome prismatic volumes come out from the four stone sidewalls, thus enclosing the space and differentiating each room. The area between the rooms is covered by a timber roof acting as a hall and a connector.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioVARIOUS DEGREES OF INTIMACYThe aim of the project is the creation of different outdoor areas linked to the interior rooms, according to their level of privacy. Each room has a different height in function of their use in the developing plant, except for the volume of the bedrooms. With This set-up a cross-shaped plan that arranges the external space is generated.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioSPACE TOURPRESSTwo large stone walls protect the access. While the visitor comes in, the space becomes more permeable, allowing glances to the garden with the pool through the lattice of the kitchen porch.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioElEMENTSA deck of wooden planks assembles the entrance to the house, giving the hall a very human scale. The materials, together with the raking lights through the longitudinal skylight produces a warm and cosy atmosphere.
The wooden volumes act as distributor and connector of the different rooms, while open to all outdoor spaces. The other two volumes host the main bedroom, two bedrooms on the lower floor and a studio on the upper floor. The continuous porches lengthen the rooms, by creating outdoor areas that open and extend the rooms.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioThe masonry walls are combined with the carpentry of afrormosia wood to create a private and pleasant atmosphere. Some weathering steel lattices, operating as shutters on windows and porches, complete the materials’ palette. The shallow pool of water evokes a pond that is reflected in the housing and part of the vegetation.Save this picture!SketchThe dining tables and the barbecue table have been specifically designed for this house, reproducing the scheme and philosophy of the house in composition of the legs. The interior design is based on the concepts of simplicity, noble materials, colors of harmony and a fluid visual connection with the outside nature.Save this picture!© Mariela ApollonioProject gallerySee allShow lessOrganic Vegetables Transformation Plant / Mabire ReichSelected ProjectsIndustrial Estate Gallery / CarverHaggardSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeRamon EsteveOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChivaSpainPublished on February 03, 2016Cite: “El Bosque House / Ramon Esteve” 03 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleHarps U19s go joint top of table with win over ShelsNext articleThird win for Harley in Hong Kong News Highland Google+ Lotto excitement has hit Letterkenny, Co. Donegal after a ticket worth €250,000 was sold in the town. The lucky ticket won the top prize of €250,000 on last night’s Lotto Plus 2 draw.Last night’s Lotto Plus 2 top prize winner of €250,000 purchased their winning Quick Pick ticket at the Eason’s store in the Letterkenny shopping centre.This Lotto win is the latest of a number of top prize National Lottery wins to hit the county in the past number of weeks. Just last week, another lucky Euromillions player in the Glenties, Co Donegal scooped a massive €500,000 EuroMillions Plus top prize while in April, another Donegal man, Odhran Doherty won the Lotto Plus 1 top prize of €1 million with a ticket purchased in Raphoe, Co. Donegal.In February, a EuroMillions Plus top prize of €500,000 was won by 84-year-old retired farmer, Charlie Meehan, from Manorcunningham. Charlie, who decided to go public with his win, revealed he was in recovery from cancer and declared at the time he was going to enjoy his winnings with his family.A spokesperson for the National Lottery said: “It’s been an incredible couple of weeks for our players in Donegal and their luck continued last night with yet another top prize win in our Lotto Plus 2 game. It is some fantastic news to wake up to on this bank holiday Sunday morning. We are advising all our Donegal players to carefully check their Lotto tickets and if you do happen to be the ticketholders, be sure to sign the back of the ticket, keep this valuable piece of paper safe and contact our prize claims team on 01 836 4444 and we will make arrangements for you to come to the National Lottery to get your prize”. Google+ Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – May 5, 2019 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Latest winning lotto ticket sold in Letterkenny Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further
DNY59/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A Native American hunter from Montana won his case at the Supreme Court on Monday, solidifying treaty rights for the Crow Tribe and overturning a state fine for poaching.In a 5-4 decision, the court sided with Clayvin Herrera in his appeal of an $8000 fine from Wyoming in 2014 for hunting elk off-season, without a license in the state’s Bighorn National Forest.The decision clarifies court precedent that historical treaty rights between the U.S. government and Native American tribes did not implicitly end when a territory became a state.Herrera argued that an 1868 treaty between his tribe and the federal government explicitly protected a right to hunt on “unoccupied lands” at any time. Wyoming claimed that the right disappeared when the state entered the union, and when the federal forest land was designated, making it “occupied.”“We disagree,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote of Wyoming’s argument in the majority opinion. “The Crow Tribe’s hunting right survived Wyoming’s statehood, and the lands within Bighorn National Forest did not become categorically ‘occupied’ when set aside as a national reserve.”Sotomayor, who was joined on the opinion by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch, invoked the court’s precedent that “Congress must clearly express any intent to abrogate Indian treaty rights.”“First, the Wyoming Statehood Act does not show that Congress intended to end the 1868 Treaty hunting right,” Sotomayor writes. “Nor is there any evidence in the treaty itself that Congress intended the hunting right to expire at statehood, or that the Crow Tribe would have understood it to do so.”As for whether a national forest constitutes “occupied” land, the majority wrote that the reserve could not be categorically considered such. But they left open the door for Wyoming to argue in lower court that a narrowly defined area in which Herrera was hunting was in fact occupied.In a dissent, Justices Samuel Alito, John Roberts, Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh called the majority’s reasoning “plainly contrary” to two Supreme Court precedents: an 1896 case which suggested that some Indian treaty rights extinguished with statehood, and a 1995 case which said Crow hunting rights had lapsed.“This interpretation of the treaty is debatable,” Alito wrote of the majority decision. “Even if the court’s interpretation of the treaty is correct, its decision will have no effect if the members of the Crow Tribe are bound under the… holding that the hunting right conferred by that treaty is no longer in force.”The majority concluded that a 1999 Native American treaty-rights case “repudiated” and “undercut” the reasoning in the earlier decisions from 1896 and 1995.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
vmargineanu/iStock(MILWAUKEE) — A Milwaukee man was left with second-degree burns over the weekend after someone threw battery acid in his face and accused him of being in the country illegally.Mahud Villalaz, 42, said a man doused him with the chemical during an argument on Friday over how he parked his vehicle. A surveillance camera captured the encounter on video, showing the suspect raising his hands and pointing in Villalaz’s face right before he splashed him with the liquid.“He told me I could not park right there. He said, ‘You need to obey the law. You came here and invade my country,’” Villalaz, who is Hispanic, told reporters at a press conference Sunday. “I ignored him.”Villalaz said he moved his car to another space, but the man, who he says is white, was “still waiting out there with a bottle in his hands.”“He started arguing, saying, ‘Why you came here and invade my country? Why you came here illegally?’ [I said], ‘Sir, you don’t know my status. I’m a U.S. citizen too,’” Villalaz recalled. “He got mad when I told him ‘everybody came here from somewhere else.’”Villalaz, who was on his way to a restaurant, said he had begun to walk away when the man suddenly tossed the acid in his face.He said he tried to defend himself, “but then it started burning really bad.”“I started screaming for help. I went to the restaurant to try to wash myself,” Villalaz said. “I was really scared. I thought he was going to run behind me. But thank God nothing else happened. Thank God he didn’t have a gun and I have my life.”The Milwaukee Police Department told ABC News that they arrested a 61-year-old man in connection with the attack, but they did not release his identity. He will face a charge of aggravated battery, police said.The department did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Milwaukee Alderman Jose Perez said he expects the suspect to be charged with a hate crime.“This was senseless violence and it needs to stop. We as a community need to come together to work through our differences and learn to respect one another and diffuse (sic) conflict,” Perez said in a statement. “We as a community are encouraged that police are investigating this attack as a hate crime and have been ensured that all hate crime enhancers are added to the charges.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Japan District provided an administration system to help the U.S. Army Japan disaster assessment team with debris-removal efforts. The corps is working on a plan to clear debris from airfields critical to logistics and humanitarian missions, and is helping U.S. Army Japan to deliver 50,000 water bottles to disaster survivors.(defense)[mappress]Source: defense,March 17, 2011; Back to overview,Home naval-today Fourteen U.S. Navy Ships and Aircraft Support Japan Relief Effort March 17, 2011 View post tag: effort The USS Essex, USS Harpers Ferry and the USS Germantown — with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard — “will remain on the western side [of Honshu] rather than transit around to the east because of the at-sea debris field and the radiation hazard,” he added. Fourteen U.S. Navy ships and their aircraft and 17,000 sailors and Marines are now involved in the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in Japan, a Defense Department spokesman said here today. Marine Corps Col. Dave Lapan said the military effort has included 113 helicopter sorties and 125 fixed-wing sorties, moving people and supplies, helping in search and rescue efforts, and delivering 129,000 gallons of water and 4,200 pounds of food.The USS Tortuga, with heavy-lift MH-53 helicopters aboard, has completed loading 273 Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force troops, 93 vehicles and equipment for delivery tomorrow in Onimato, he said.The USS Blue Ridge, the command ship for Navy Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk, commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, is scheduled to arrive tomorrow and is expected to remain in the area, Lapan said. View post tag: Japan The 2,200-member expeditionary unit, Lapan said, will move to Sendai to help in cleaning up the military airport there.The United States also has delivered two fire trucks from military bases for use by the Japanese, who have since requested more hoses and pumps.The USNS Safeguard delivered high-pressure water pumps to Yokota Air Base for transfer to the Japanese government for use at the Fukushima power plant, 7th Fleet officials said, and four more pumps were delivered from Sasebo this afternoon.Air Force C-17s and C-130s delivered 19 generators to Misawa Air Base for the base’s power system and resupply pallets to Yokota Air Base. U.S. Pacific Command officials said both bases are recovering from the earthquake and tsunami and are supporting relief efforts in their regions. View post tag: Fourteen View post tag: Naval The hazard was created by tsunami damage to reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Some Navy airmen and sailors participating in relief missions off the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan were exposed in the past few days to low-level radiation, and 17 crew members underwent decontamination procedures, Lapan said.The Reagan and its escort ships have moved north, but remain in the vicinity, he said. View post tag: Aircraft Fourteen U.S. Navy Ships and Aircraft Support Japan Relief Effort View post tag: Navy View post tag: ships View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Relief View post tag: Support View post tag: US Share this article
Work is underway to renovate the Sports and Civic Center, which will include an expansion and upgraded amenities. By MADDY VITALEThe Ocean City Sports and Civic Center is a popular venue for athletics and special events and has been for years.However, from the look of the outside and inside of the building, it was clear that it needed a bit of TLC, city officials said.Which is why construction crews are transforming the dated building with a $2.2 million renovation to showcase what it can and will look like.The center, at 6th Street and the Boardwalk, will become a more functional facility with an expansion project and facelift.The city put money toward it in its 2019 capital plan. Over the years, the Sports and Civic Center has served as both an athletic complex and also an entertainment venue as well as a staging area for special events on the Boardwalk.Although the project has been in the works for a while, the finished product — anticipated in February — will be worth the wait, explained Michael Allegretto, aide to Mayor Jay Gillian.“The city team is very pleased with the current progress of the Sports and Civic Center addition,” Allegretto said. “The new amenities will certainly make the building a better facility for our local and visiting sports teams. I can’t wait for the project to be completed and the public gets to experience the improved facility.” An architectural rendering depicts the new overhang that will be added to the Sports & Civic Center’s entrance as part of a major renovation. (Courtesy of City of Ocean City)Allegretto explained what everyone would see when viewing the exterior and also gave an idea of what it will look like on the inside.“From the outside you can see the addition for office space and much needed storage for all of our activities,” he said. “From the inside you can see the bathrooms and locker room spaces really taking form.”On Friday afternoon, construction crews were working on the interior. The building plays an important role in the city’s sports scene and as a venue for special events. The complex has been rented out year after year by college sports teams for practice. Villanova University’s football team has practiced at the stadium in recent years. Mayor Gillian has said in his plan to improve the complex, that with added amenities and being more aesthetically pleasing, it will make it more attractive to the sports teams that use the building during their workouts at the adjacent Carey Stadium high school athletic complex.In 2019, city officials unveiled an architectural rendering of what the updated Sports and Civic Center project would look like during a City Council meeting.Specifically, there will be new locker rooms, bathrooms and a concession area. An overhang will be added to the entryway to protect people from the rain and also to improve the building’s overall appearance.The complex at 6th Street and the Boardwalk is being expanded to make it more functional for athletics and special events.
Load remaining images A full gallery of Steve Rose Photos images can be seen below: Umphrey’s McGee wrapped up their winter tour with a stop at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, bringing along TAUK for one final night of mayhem. The show was absolutely packed with smokin’ hot UM jams, but a section in set one certainly stands out for obvious reasons.The band called on bassist Arthur Barrow, who worked extensively with Frank Zappa in the 70’s and 80’s, to lend a hand for two debut Zappa covers. With Barrow replacing Ryan Stasik, the band went into “Soul Food I” before playing Zappa’s “Treacherous Cretins,” to the immense delight of fans of both Zappa and UM. Barrow stayed on for “Glory,” an Umphrey’s original, before Stasik closed out the set with “Piranhas > Wizard Burial Ground.”Leave it to Umphrey’s McGee to host a legend like Arthur Barrow for two debut songs for a tour closer. The remainder of the show was just as hot, with a second-set opening “40’s Theme” and a “Puppet String” that began in set two and concluded as the last song of the encore. Umphrey’s McGee are off until April 6th, where they’ll perform once again in Oxford, MS. They’re also playing an “All Night Wrong” set at the Major Rager, coming up on April 7th, with help from horn players Natalie Cressman and Jennifer Hartswick. More details about that here.You can see the full setlist below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA – 3/26/16:Set One: Le Blitz > Educated Guess, The Crooked One > Example 1, Attachments, Soul Food I** > Treacherous Cretins** > Glory*, Piranhas > Wizard Burial GroundSet Two: 40’s Theme, Puppet String > Daffodils, Wappy Sprayberry > The Bottom Half, Hurt Bird Bath, HindsightEncore: Ignition (Remix), Upward > Puppet StringNotes:* with Arthur Barrow on bass** Debut (Frank Zappa) with Arthur Barrow on bassCheck out images of both bands from this great performance, courtesy of Steve Rose Photos:
Cream formed in 1966 as a “power trio” project featuring Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, and Jack Bruce. The three landed on the name “Cream” because they were considered the “cream of the crop” amongst blues and jazz musicians in the exploding British music scene. While the project was short-lived, Cream proved to be one of the most influential rock bands in history. Primarily active for all of two years, with minor reunions in 1993 and 2005, the eccentric sound of Cream is defined through a blues rock/hard rock hybrid that combines the psychedelic themes of the late ’60s with Clapton’s unique guitar playing, the bass-thumping notes and vocal extremities of Jack Bruce, and the jazz-infused percussive snaps of Ginger Baker. They came out with songs like “Strange Brew,” “Crossroads,” and “Badge” in their first year together, and went on to continue their fame with tunes like “Sunshine of Your Love,” “I Feel Free,” and “White Room.”On November 26th 1968–48 years ago today–Cream played their farewell show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The final show–and the previous night’s performance–were recorded and broadcast by BBC in 1969. Selections from the gigs were later included on Goodbye, the band’s final release, along with previously unreleased studio material. You can watch video of the final show below courtesy of YouTube user Roger The Engineer:Cream were apparently unhappy with those final shows, and even die hard fans admit it wasn’t the band at the peak of their powers. “It wasn’t a good gig; Cream was better than that,” Baker said in the documentary Cream: Classic Artists. “We knew it was all over. We knew we were just finishing it off.”The “disappointing” goodbye, while perhaps not the band’s high water mark, represents an interesting time in their trajectory. Cream would go on to play together a few more times, with critically and commercially successful reunions in 1993 and 2005. You can watch “White Room>Crossroads>Badge” from the 2005 “redemption” show below courtesy of YouTube user AZLiveVideo: