The String Cheese Incident and members of the Grateful Dead surprised the scene with the announcement of their inaugural destination event, Los Muertos Con Queso. Taking place from January 25-28, 2017 in Riviera Maya, Mexico, the festival will not only feature three nights of String Cheese and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, but will feature three nights of a debut project with Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Tom Hamilton, Jeff Chimenti, and Dave Schools.Tickets for Los Muertos Con Queso are on sale today, and can be found here!While this project is a brand new ensemble, there’s certainly plenty of history between its five members. Of course, Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann are both founding members of the Grateful Dead and current members of Dead & Company, but the two also shared the stage at Lockn’ Festival in 2015. Kreutzmann was featured with his band Billy & The Kids – which features Tom Hamilton – and they welcomed Bob Weir for a full set collaboration. Watch Billy & The Kids with Bob Weir, below.Jeff Chimenti’s name is a familiar one to Dead fans, as the keyboardist has had the longest tenure playing with Grateful Dead members ever. Chimenti was a vital component of Weir’s band, RatDog, as well as the Bob Weir/Phil Lesh band Furthur. Chimenti was also featured on the lineup for Fare Thee Well, helping to celebrate the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary in style. Nowadays, Chimenti splits his time between the Golden Gate Wingmen and Dead & Company. In honor of his role at Los Muertos Con Queso, here he is playing with Bob Weir and Bill Kreutzmann in Dead & Co.Dave Schools is the newcomer to the family, having spent his career performing with Widespread Panic. Schools & The Dead aren’t entirely foreign, however, as the WSP bassist got to play with Bob Weir when the Grateful guitarist sat in with Panic at Bonnaroo 2005. Watch Widespread Panic with Bob Weir, below.The other major bands on the lineup, The String Cheese Incident and Chris Robinson Brotherhood, both have strong ties to the Dead. The Queso regularly include Grateful Dead covers in their setlists, including this memorable cover of “Terrapin Station” at Electric Forest in 2015.Cheese has also collaborated with Bob Weir in the past, including a show at The Warfield in San Francisco, CA on 3/10/01. Weir and Vince Welnick would sit in with SCI at that show, joining for “Estimated Prophet” into a jam that ultimately wound into “In The Midnight Hour.” Listen to the full recording below, courtesy of Mike Peachey on Archive.org.Chris Robinson Brotherhood has perhaps the most recent contribution to the Grateful Dead world, as the band joined Phil Lesh & Friends at Lockn’ 2016. Watch the full set video below.While collaborations certainly aren’t a guarantee, they are something of a tradition in the Grateful Dead world. Considering all of the musicians on hand have been playing together in some capacity for many years, there’s no question that Los Muertos Con Queso will feel like a family vacation for the fans. You can head here to learn all about the all-inclusive event, purchase tickets, and more!
Saint Mary’s College welcomed a mother-daughter pair of contestants from season 11 of “The Biggest Loser” to discuss their weight loss journey on the show and beyond.Marci and Courtney Cozier from Gary, Indiana, came to Carroll Auditorium for the Tuesday night presentation, which was part of Love Your Body Week.Marci Cozier initially weighed 238 pounds and lost 86 pounds for a final weight of 152. She is the first contestant ever on “The Biggest Loser” to reach her goal weight while on the Ranch. Marci Cozier’s daughter Courtney initially weighed 323 pounds and lost 110 pounds for a final weight of 213 pounds.Marci Cozier said her daughter was the sole inspiration for her to be on the reality television show — she initially told the show’s producers that she hated the show because she thought it exploits fat people.Marci Cozier said she quit her job of 32 years at a health and fitness center to be on the show for her daughter. Courtney Cozier had been battling weight loss for years before being accepted onto the show and even dropped out of school twice in order to be considered for acceptance.“At one point Courtney was over 400 pounds,” Marci Cozier said. “I did it for her.”With Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper as their personal trainers, they were able to begin their journey. Marci Cozier said she could not have done it without her daughter to push her and inspire her whole way.Marci Cozier said she focused on what she thought was best for her daughter. She and the other mothers there made an agreement to drink as much water as they could before their next weigh-in so that they would not reach the goal and therefore be sent home. Michaels heard of what they were doing and pulled Marci aside asking why she was hindering herself from reaching her goal, she said.“It’s God first, and then family and everything else. I’m not in that equation,” Marci Cozier said.Marci Cozier said after talking to Michaels, she reflected on their conversation through prayer.“That’s when I realized that God lives right inside of me, and if God’s first, that means I’m first,” Marci Cozier said. “You can’t take care of others unless you take care of yourself first.”“I learned to love the show because I realized what the show was about: mind, body, spirit.”Courtney Cozier agreed and said “The Biggest Loser” was not just about losing weight. She said the show gave people hope.“That is something the TV show doesn’t show America,” Courtney Cozier said. “It takes a while to change your body, but it takes a split second to change your mind,”Marci and Courtney Cozier said they learned that lasting weight loss is reliant on a strong foundation.”I know that when I go home, I have a plan, and if I deviate, I know I can go right back to it,” Marci Cozier said.Courtney Cozier said being healthy is not just about the long-term goal, but about the daily or weekly goals.“You have to celebrate the small victories too,” she saidThey both emphasized the importance of creating a balance between everything in their lives.“I’m healthier and happier on the inside because I found a balance,” Marci Cozier said. “We have to have peace in our mind before we can have peace in our body.”Sophomore Ellen Raymond said she was most inspired by the Coziers’ faith during their journey.“I liked how they talked about spirituality and the fact that it’s okay to have different opinions on loving your body,” Raymond said. ““I plan to not being so consumed with outside influences and working out and doing good things for myself and my body alone.”Senior Lauren Osmanski said she found their view on inner beauty most inspiring.“It wasn’t about the weight loss; it was about changing her mental state and being more secure about her inner beauty,” Osmanski said.Freshman Liana O’Grady said she planned to take what the mother-daughter team had said and apply it to her everyday life.“I plan to look at things as steps rather than the big picture at first — I want to be proud of my accomplishments in the moment,” O’Grady said.Tags: Biggest Loser
Star Files View All (4) Related Shows Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, Bullets Over Broadway tells the story of an aspiring playwright in 1920s New York who is forced to cast a mobster’s talentless girlfriend in his new show in order to have it produced on Broadway. The tuner features existing hits from the 1920s with a new, adapted book by Allen. Although the production was nominated for six Tonys, it did not pick up any awards at the ceremony. Marin Mazzie View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 24, 2014 Zach Braff Bullets Over Broadway Don’t speak! Bullets Over Broadway, which stars Zach Braff and Marin Mazzie, will shutter on the Great White Way on August 24. The world premiere of the musical adaptation of Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath’s 1994 film began performances on March 11 and officially opened on April 10 at the St. James Theatre. At time of closing, the tuner will have played 33 previews and 156 regular performances. The show also stars 2014 Tony nominee Nick Cordero, Vincent Pastore, Betsy Wolfe, Brooks Ashmanskas, Lenny Wolpe, Helene Yorke and Karen Ziemba. Vincent Pastore Betsy Wolfe
Marin Mazzie Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 Star Files © Justin “Squigs” Robertson View Comments Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim are currently whistling a happy tune in the Tony-winning revival of The King and I. To celebrate the pair’s arrival in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic tuner, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson has penned this sketch. Directed by Bartlett Sher and also starring Ashley Park, Conrad Ricamora, Edward Baker-Duly and Jon Viktor Corpuz, you can get to know the Lincoln Center production at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The King and I About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Related Shows
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Daisy KahnThe shiny red boxing gloves projected on a screen over Daisy Khan’s shoulder definitely didn’t fit her as a young child in Kashmir, India, when her father gave her a life lesson using the oversized mitts as a prop, and they would surely swallow her up now. Yet they forever have a use.Khan, just a toddler at the time, occasionally escapes to that moment in her life, as she did again at a recent event at Long Island University Post, her alma mater. Khan said her father hoped the gloves would resonate years later if his youngest child was ever faced with a foe or a challenge seemingly too daunting to overcome.“Why?” she asked him.“‘Because you were my third daughter, and I never wanted anybody to bully you,’” Khan remembers him telling her. “‘And if anybody was going to try and bully you, I wanted to teach you to defend yourself.’”The elder Khan wasn’t advocating future physical retaliation, she said. Instead, it was his way of empowering his daughter early on. Khan has adopted that lesson and tries to encourage Muslim women in America and in other countries to amplify their voices and become leaders in their own communities.Khan, now 55, is executive director and co-founder of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, a nonprofit organization that she founded with her husband, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Both became the public faces behind the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque,” a project that stalled after intense pressure from opponents who blasted the plan as insensitive to families of victims who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Khan also launched WISE (Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality), an advocacy group that supports Muslim women across the globe.Khan, invited by LIU Post to speak Nov. 13 as part of its five-week-long lecture series dubbed “Muslim Journeys,” told the female-dominated crowd that it felt good to be back at the university, which was “pivotal in shaping my world view.”She left India at age 16 and moved in with her uncle, Dr. Faroque Khan, one of the founders of Westbury’s Islamic Center of Long Island, in Jericho, and eventually enrolled at LIU, where she signed up for a Farsi class that gave her the opportunity to hang out with the “cool Iranian kids.”Khan took advantage of her LI education and later became a successful architectural designer for several Fortune 500 companies and even admitted to The New York Times in 2010 that she sometimes struggled with her faith during that time, partly due to its suppression of women’s rights.Sept. 11 changed everything.Khan was peppered with the same question that has become all-too familiar for many other Muslims who were suddenly forced to defend their faith: “Why is your religion so violent?”She was inspired to “unearth the truth of Islam,” she told the crowd.In 2006, Khan—“compelled to create a modern-day Muslim women’s suffrage movement,” she said—established WISE, while at the same time advocating for Muslim Americans through interfaith collaboration.“I believe…that by giving voice to women is our best chance to stop them,” she said of extremists.WISE’s official launch came during a conference in Times Square in ’06, which included 150 Muslim women from 25 different countries.“This faith-based activism is continuing with Muslim women today,” she said.“We cannot let the extremists hijack the discourse from us,” Khan added. “Our voices have to be the strongest because we are the strongest in numbers.”Armed with the memory of her father’s boxing gloves, so dear to her heart, she passes their power on.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Some of you are reading this at your desktop. Others (most of you?) are using a laptop; tablet or smartphone. Whatever device you are using, the layout has been created so it adapts to your device of choice. This piece of tech magic is called responsive design. Part five our series reflecting on tech and marketing trends in 2014 examines the ever increasing importance of responsive web design technology and mobility.by: Gillian Smith4. The Necessity of Responsive Web Design in the Mobile Age Responsive design is one of those things that both designers and users love about web design. However, the average user is probably not aware of what responsive design is which isn’t that surprising as the term has only been knocking around since 2010.So, what is responsive design? Responsive design provides users with the best possible user experience when using a website. Responsive design allows a site to adapt to the type of device being used to view it on.Examples of some of the techniques used to achieve the desired for user experience include resizing elements of the site; re-structuring how a user needs to navigate the site or applying different layouts for different devices. The next question you may be asking is why was responsive design so important in 2014? Because 2014 was the year mobile device usage was expected to surpass the traditional desktop as the most common way users access the internet. continue reading »
The current sole-director structure at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) jeopardizes the bureau’s foundation as an objective, neutral consumer protection agency, CUNA and its partners told members of the U.S. Congress last week. CUNA and the other organizations wrote in support of the Financial Product Safety Commission Act (H.R. 1266), asking for it to be includes in the fiscal year 2016 omnibus appropriations bill.“This common-sense, bipartisan policy would create a five-member board at the CFPB, is fully paid for over the next ten years, and provides a smooth transition process that provides continuity of leadership at the Bureau,” the letter reads. “Looking ahead, the current sole director structure at the CFPB jeopardizes the foundation of the Bureau as an objective, neutral consumer protection agency. A commission would serve as a source of balance and stability for consumers and the financial services industry by encouraging internal debate and deliberation, ultimately leading to increased transparency.”The letter adds that a bipartisan board would allow the CFPB’s processes to be more effective in protecting consumers, while allowing input from “multiple leaders with diverse experiences and expertise.”In December 2009, the House passed legislation that would have created a five-member commission to oversee the CFPB, led by then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Barney Frank, who was then chair of the House Financial Services Committee, with 223 Democrats voting in favor of the measure. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
As we all turn our focus to the recovery that’s underway after Hurricane Harvey, evacuations are underway in Florida and surrounding regions in the predicted path of Hurricane Irma. So, disaster preparedness is an active concern for many of the credit unions we serve.Our Customer Disaster Response team deployed to Texas last Thursday, working its way up the coast and affected inland areas to help credit unions begin and continue their recovery from the damage Harvey left in its wake. Since recovery lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey may be useful to your or any credit union, we’re sharing a few here.We’ve collected a few of the many challenges we observed in Texas into four questions to ask yourself as you begin preparing for emergency conditions your credit union may face now or in the future: continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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Borussia Dortmund fans have donated more than 70,000 euros ($75,570) to bars and restaurants around the stadium which have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Bundesliga club said Monday.The German side posted the names of 86 food and drinks outlets during a ‘virtual football’ night on Sunday on the club’s website.Fans were urged to click on the places they bought their beer, fries, sausages and other match day staples and offer a donation to keep the businesses afloat. All told fans donated 73,611 euros with Dortmund’s marketing director Carsen Cramer saying they were “touched” by the generosity.Further similar collections are planned in the coming days, the club said, while Germany battles to contain a pandemic that has infected more than 22,600 people and killed 86 in the country.Topics :
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