In support of their third studio album Men Amongst Mountains, New Orleans-based band The Revivalists will make their way to the West Coast in 2016. The tour will hit Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Portland, Seattle, and more. Pre-sale begins Wednesday, November 18 and public on-sale starts Friday, November 20. We suggest you get your tickets fast, as The Revivalists tend to sell out fairly fast. Stay tuned to the band’s official website..The Revivalists Shine On Diverse And Powerful New Album, ‘Men Amongst Mountains’“As 2015 comes to a close we can’t help but to think of how far we’ve come thanks to our fans and their support. We’re looking forward to an even more exciting year in 2016. With that comes the announcement of our first run of dates up and down the West Coast! Hope to see all of your smiling faces, let’s kick off another year on a good note!” – The RevivalistsThe Revivalists Premiere Video For ‘Amber’ On ConanThis weekend, the septet will return home to Tipitina’s for a two-night run. It’s sure to be a special night in New Orleans, as it is the band’s first time playing a hometown show since selling out Tipitina’s twice and House of Blues earlier this year. They will be ringing in the New Year in Atlanta at The Buckead Theatre on 12/31.The Revivalists Bring Dynamite Album Release Party To Tipitina’s [Gallery]Catch the traveling men amongst mountains if you can; chances are they’re playing in a town near you sometime soon!The Revivalists Tour Dates (recently added dates in bold):Nov 18 – Oxford, MS @ The Lyric OxfordNov 19 – Jackson, MS @ Duling HallNov 20 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’sNov 21 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’sNov 22 – Fairhope, AL @ Blueberry JamDec 4 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Expo Garden – WWCT’S Snowball II w/ HoundmouthDec 5 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy LoungeDec 8 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland BallroomDec 9 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music HallDec 10 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music HallDec 11 – Covington, KY @ Madison TheaterDec 12 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music HallDec 13 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue TheatreDec 18 – Somerville, MA @ Thunder Road – A Very Special Intimate Acoustic Performance By David ShawDec 19 – Fairfield, CT @ Stageone – A Very Special Intimate Acoustic Performance By David ShawDec 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live – A Very Special Intimate Acoustic Performance By David ShawDec 26 – New York, NY @ City Winery – A Very Special Intimate Acoustic Performance By David ShawDec 31 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead TheatreJan 14 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Side Bar TheatreJan 16 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy ParkJan 17 – Boca Raton, FL @ Mizner Park AmphitheatreMar 3 – Boulder, CO @ Fox TheatreMar 4 – Denver, CO @ Ogden TheatreMar 5 – Aspen, CO @ Belly UpMar 9 – Seattle, WA @ NeumosMar 10 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin TheaterMar 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram BallroomMar 18 – San Francisco, CA @ The IndependentMar 19 – San Francisco, CA @ The IndependentMar 20 – Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal Bay Club CasinoIf you haven’t already, listen to their new record here:
“The most effective method for women to avoid death from breast cancer is to have regular mammographic screening,” Dr. Blake Cady of Cambridge Hospital Breast Center and Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts told reporters in a telephone briefing…Read full story (Reuters)
Neally had only been driving a Tesla Model X for seven days when all of a sudden on his way home from work in Springfield, Missouri, an intense pain started to grow in his abdomen.The driver switched on the autopilot feature and directed it towards the nearest hospital 20 miles away.“It was kinda getting scary. I called my wife and just said ‘something’s wrong’ and I couldn’t breathe, I was gasping, kind of hyperventilating,” Neally told KYTV-TV. “I just knew I had to get there, to the ER.”RELATED: “Butt Dial” From Siri Saves Man Trapped Under 5,000 Pound TruckPulmonary embolisms are blocked blood vessels in the lungs that can be fatal if not treated quickly. If Joshua wasn’t escorted to the hospital by the Model X, he would have had to pull over and wait for an ambulance – which may have spelt disaster for the Missouri lawyer.Even though the autopilot feature has been controversially hailed, Neally has vouched for the technology ever since the life-saving incident in July.Drive This Story Over To Your Friends, Click To ShareAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreJoshua Neally may not have made it to the hospital in time to save himself from the pulmonary embolism crippling his system if it hadn’t been for his week-old automobile.
Be a smart and safe driver, use you turn signal indicator (BLINKERS), trust me those of us behind would love to know your intent!Gerry, try not to get so emotional and show your disapproval in front of your kids while operating a motor vehicle, because this is a behavior they can easily pick up from their HERO, and when they start driving they may display acts of anger while driving or even road rage.Jeremy from Beaumont asks: Officer Antoine, I car pool weekly with my co-worker and we always have a question about blocking intersections while stopped in line at a traffic signal. Let’s say the traffic at an intersection is backed up past a city length block and the crossstreet has vehicles in front waiting for the light to change. There are also cars stopped at the cross street stop sign. Is it illegal to block the intersection and wait for the traffic light to change or should the traffic a the stop sign wait?Answer: Good question Jeremy! We all can experience lines of traffic like this during rush hours. There are not laws that tell ANY driver in Texas that they must stop before the cross street to allow passage for any vehicle sitting a stop sign. The vehicle at a cross street will just have to patiently WAIT until it is clear and safe for them to enter the intersection. The vehicle that is on the road, already has the right of way and the other vehicle must gain access when it is safe to do so. If the vehicle at the stop sign is given entry by one motorist that still don’t give them the right of way especially if his movement or position of his vehicle is causing traffic to stop to allow him safe passage. Keep in mind especially when you are in BIG cities like Houston, sometimes you feel like you will wait 15 minutes at a stop sign before its safe to enter the intersection unless someone lets you in. You always take a risky chance when someone lets you in by slowing down traffic and waving you in. Drive Safe!Juan from Port Arthur asks: I’ve visited Houston on many occasions and I must say with the multitude of vehicle traffic they have there, it seems like the horn usage is more here in Southeast Texas than in Houston. Is there a law against horn usage abuse or overuse?Answer: Good question Juan! Yes there is a law against inappropriate horn usage. Now Juan being raised in smaller communities and daily motoring in said place makes you grateful when we take time to visit our neighboring MAJOR metropolitan city to the west. Juan it is your opinion that we use our horn system more than the motorist in Houston do, well I can’t say I agree with that but you are entitled to your opinion. Horns are a very important tool and necessary asset to you vehicle to communicate road safety to other motorist. Now Texas law TRC 547.501 (c) A motor vehicle operator shall use a horn to provide audible warning only when necessary to insure safe operation. Keep in mind that Click it or Ticket will be enforced until May 31. The men and women of the Port Arthur Police Department are encouraging ALL motorist and passengers of motor vehicle to BUCKLE UP! Seat belts save lives!Gerry from Port Arthur asks: Officer Antoine, I have a quick question about the use of blinkers: It seems as though a lot of people have decided that the use of blinkers on public streets and highways is an option. Many, many times as I drive the route between my home and Lamar State College-Port Arthur where I work, folks will simply stop in the road ahead of me. As I sit at a standstill I’m wondering, are they turning left … right … or if there a dead raccoon in the road? My kids make fun of me for getting so bent out of shape but I think it’s a real safety concern.Answer: Good question Gerry! I’m ONE who truly echo your sentiments about the failure to use your signal indicators (blinkers) while operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway. I don’t understand the mindset of motorists who believe it’s permissible for them to drive and change lanes, turn into private driveways, all without signaling their intent to do so. Gerry I can’t begin to tell you how many citations I’ve issued for this violation, and the attitude of the driver upon receiving the citation is one of appalled. They can’t believe they are being stopped much less given a ticket for such a minor violation. Gerry to me and all other responsible motorists, your turn signal is a non verbal way to communicate your INTENT (lane change, turning), while driving a motor vehicle in order that other motorists behind you or approaching may prepare to drive their vehicles accordingly.It’s amazing we buy these vehicles and PAY for a piece of equipment that is standard in ALL vehicles, but yet we fail to use it! Failing to use your turn signal could be the difference between someone going to the car wash or salvage yard, or Memorial Day picnic or emergency room — and last but not least, home or to a morgue.
Edie Falco The New Group’s Off Stage initiative will present a Reunion Reading Series featuring original casts of acclaimed plays from the company’s first 25 years. Each reading, which will be broadcast live, will benefit the New Group and other local initiatives and organizations. Tickets are available for purchase here.The benefit reading series will kick off on July 16 at 7PM ET with Sharr White’s The True, which was directed by Scott Elliott as part of The New Group’s 2018-2019 season. Edie Falco, Austin Cauldwell, Glenn Fitzgerald, Michael McKean, John Pankow, Peter Scolari and Tracy Shayne will reunite to reprise their respective roles. The True stars Falco as Dorothea “Polly” Noonan, the blunt, profane, decades-long defender of Albany’s Democratic Party machine. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit Girl Be Heard, an organization that develops, amplifies and celebrates the voices of young women through socially conscious theater.A reading of Jesse Eisenberg’s The Spoils will air on July 30 at 7PM ET. Eisenberg, Michael Zegen, Erin Darke, Kunal Nayyar and Annapurna Sriram will reprise their roles. In the play, nobody likes Ben, played by Eisenberg. When he discovers that his grade school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back. The Spoils had its world premiere as part of the New Group’s 2014-2015 season and followed up with a production at Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End in 2016, both directed by Elliott. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit the Immigrant Freelance Artists for Theatre Fund. Peter Scolari View Comments Star Files Jesse Eisenberg(Photo: Emilio Madrid)
Vermont Business Magazine The Brattleboro community and its local businesses will mark World Breastfeeding Week from August 1 to 7, with activities and awareness events around town that celebrate “Breastfeeding: The Foundation of Life.”The Vermont Department of Health encourages and supports breastfeeding because of its important health benefits for both baby and mom. The Local Health Office in Brattleboro works one-on-one with new moms through breastfeeding classes and at its WIC clinics. The department also helps local businesses become Breastfeeding Friendly Employers. Other community supports for breastfeeding include nurses and lactation consultants at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, and home visitors through Early Education Services, Children’s Integrated Services, and the Visiting Nurses Association.Here’s what Brattleboro has planned for World Breastfeeding Week:Lactation Cookies – The Brattleboro Food Co Op will host a kickoff event on August 1 at 5 p.m. Nutritionists from the Vermont Department of Health will discuss dietary needs to support breastfeeding and meal prep for a busy schedule. Participants will also bake cookies as part of a discussion of foods that help boost breast milk production!Gallery Walk Cabana – Located on Main St. in front of Vermont Artisan Designs during Gallery Walk on August 3 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Part of Vermont’s Breastfeeding Friendly Employer’s project, the cabana demonstrates the space and materials needed for a workplace breastfeeding/pumping area. The Big Latch On – Sunday, August 5 from 10 – 11 a.m. at 118 Elliot Street in Brattleboro. Sponsored by the Maternal & Child Health Coalition and The Winston Prouty Center, nursing individuals and their children will gather to join breastfeeding moms worldwide. There will be a count taken at 10:30 a.m. In 2017, there were 17,790 “latched on” children during this event worldwide! More at biglatchon.org(link is external)(link is external)Brown Bag Luncheon – On August 7 from 12 – 1 p.m. at The River Garden on Main Street in Brattleboro, internationally board-certified lactation consultant Dawn Kersula will talk about “Grandparenting the Breastfed Baby.”Social Media – The Brattleboro Local Health Office Facebook(link is external)(link is external) page will be sharing photos in its “Post Where You Pump” campaign. These images are designed to show what we go through to give breast milk to our babies, whether breastfeeding works out or not. Look for these, like, comment and share! Follow World Breastfeeding Week on Twitter: #WBW2018.For information about breastfeeding and why it’s best for babies and moms, visit healthvermont.gov/breastfeeding(link is external).
U.S. News & World Report:Is TV turning our kids into fountains of four-letter words? Maybe so, says a new study that finds a link between foul-mouthed inner-city children and profanity-ridden shows and video games.However, the research doesn’t confirm that exposure to trash-talking adults directly leads to swearing among kids, nor does it explain why non-aggressive cussing might be a bad thing. And the actual size of the possible effect is unknown, although the study’s lead author called it “moderate.”“As a society we’ve gotten pretty lax concerning profanity. We’re desensitized to it,” said the author, Sarah M. Coyne, an assistant professor at Brigham Young University. “This study shows that it does matter. It matters where they hear it, and parents should maybe be a little more vigilant about profanity exposure in the media.”Read the full story: U.S. News & World Report More of our Members in the Media >
The Atlantic:Faith doesn’t just assuage fears about the afterlife. Research published in Psychological Science shows that it fuels self-control too.PROBLEM: Religious believers are often called on to exercise self-control. Christians, for instance, are commanded not to lie, steal, or covet thy neighbor’s wife. But can following one’s faith, which uses up so much willpower, also replenish this limited resource?METHODOLOGY: Researchers led by Queen’s University psychology graduate student Kevin Rounding asked participants to unscramble five-word sentences, some of which contained religious themes. After unscrambling them, the participants were asked to complete a number of tasks that required self-control, such as exerting patience, delaying gratification, and refraining from impulsive responses.Read the whole story: The Atlantic
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