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Charles Bradley Transfixes Over Two Nights In San Francisco [Review/Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires returned to The Chapel in San Francisco, CA, playing two consecutive sold out shows to kick off the Labor Day holiday weekend.After a legendary list of life events, the 67 year old former James Brown impersonator has nothing but genuine unconditional love for the city whose streets he slept on for 17 years before returning home to his mother in Brooklyn. It was there, at age of 62, that Bradley was discovered by Daptone Records.His third album, Changes, named after the Black Sabbath song Bradley covers on the album, was released this April and finds Bradley at his most powerful. Of the many stories he does tell on stage and in passing, the weight of a thousand more are always on his mind and when he opens up to sing, he lets every one of them out.On Friday, Bradley’s band took to the stage and took the crowd on a jam, loosening up the legs and getting people moving with some high caliber funk rhythms before Bradley’s groovy introduction as a man known “from nation to nation.”Jumping right into it, the emotion was exploding off of Bradley’s face and he only intensified as he moved through selections from each of his albums for a total of 13 songs in just under 75 minutes. He got the show started with “Nobody But You” off of Changes and moved quickly into the title track from his 2011 debut album, No Time For Dreaming.Another exciting aspect to Bradley’s unapologetic take on the soul-funk fusion brand is how everything he does he does with his entire spirit- whether he is delivering an original composition or a cover makes no difference to him. “Love Zone”, the 1986 hit by Billy Ocean, definitely flew under the radar for most of the crowd, but thanks to Bradley’s delivery, everybody enjoyed it’s placement in the middle of the set.Throughout the exhilarating performance, Bradley touched on dreams and opportunities, both crushed and realized, as well as an unyielding hope for the good in the future. This was most fervently acknowledged between the tracks “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)” from the first record and “Ain’t It A Sin.” A live staple over the last few years, “Sin” is another of the new tracks that made its way to The Chapel.The set ended with “Changes”, the Black Sabbath song Bradley fell in love with at first listen to the lyrics.“I’m gonna give you this song the best way I know how,” said Bradley. “The way I do things best is putting it into my soul. I lost the best friend I ever had.”During the song, Bradley took a momentary break from his high kicks, spin moves and microphone stand shenanigans to get down on the stage, close to the edge and identify with the front rail. A crew member suddenly appeared and handed Bradley a bouquet of multi colored roses.He was handing them up front and throwing them into the middle. Unable to get off the stage and join the crowd, he addressed the crowd with a single rose left in his hands.“I held onto a rose for the back of the room, I tried to get back to you, know that I love you,” he said. “From my heart and soul I gave you all the spiritual roses.”Supporting Bradley Friday and Saturday was San Diego based jazz duo Mattson 2. On Friday, they warmed the crowd up proper, ensuring maximum loose grooves across a 50 minute six song set. Brothers Jonathon and Jared Mattson comprise the duo, with Jonathon manning the drumkit and Jared providing layers of oceanic bass and jazz guitar melodies. They are definitely a West Coast group worth keeping an eye on!Check out a full gallery of images from the show below!last_img read more

Energy conference and gubernatorial address October 6

first_imgSource: AIV Associated Industries of Vermont convenes its 89th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 6 at the CapitolPlaza Hotel in Montpelier.  Vermont is currently seeing a convergence of several very significant energy policies that pose imminentchallenges for the state and carry serious implications for Vermont’s ratepayers.  The Legislature, PublicService Board, Public Service Department, and utilities will make critical decisions in the coming months,and it is important for Vermont employers to be aware of what is at stake.In addition to looming “end game” in deciding the fate of Vermont Yankee, decisions on future contractswith Hydro Quebec are also coming due — placing two-thirds of Vermont’s energy supply in question inthe very near future.  At the same time, the debate continues between letting the market or statemandates drive renewable energy development. On top of this, regional, national, and international plansare being developed for transmission strategies and projects that will not only impact the sources andgeneration types in Vermont’s own portfolio, but that of the region — all with cost and constructionimplications not entirely under Vermont’s control. AIV’s 89th Annual Meeting will provide presentations from key players in these unfolding events, a paneldiscussion with some of Vermont’s top decision makers and stakeholders, and finally a luncheon addressby Governor Jim Douglas.Both members and non-members are welcome to register by faxing or mailing a registrationform by October 2.  Registration is required for admission to the presentations and luncheonaddress.  Contact Angelina Beardsley at (802) 223-3441 or email [email protected](link sends e-mail) for more information.REGISTRATION FORM IS AVAILABLE ON THE HOME PAGE OF THE AIV WEBSITE:  www.aivt.org(link is external)Agenda8:30 am         Registration for Presentations and Luncheon Address9:00 am         Future of Transmission in Vermont:  Choices, Demands, and CostsJohn Donleavy, President and CEO, VELCO9:45 am         Hydro Quebec and Vermont’s Energy FutureTBA10:15 am       Vermont Yankee and Vermont’s Energy FutureJay Thayer, Vice President of Operations, Entergy Nuclear10:45 am       Investment Decisions Facing Vermont’s UtilitiesMary Powell, President and CEO, Green Mountain Power11:15 am       Ready or Not:  Panel Discussion on Vermont’s Energy FutureJohn Goodrich, Vice President and General Manager, Weidmann Electrical TechnologyRepresentative Tony Klein, Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy                   Lawrence Mott, Director, New Energy Partners                   David O’Brien, Commissioner, Department of Public Service                   Robert Young, President and CEO, Central Vermont Public Service12:30 pm       Lunch and Address by Governor Jim Douglas1:30 pm         Wrap Uplast_img read more

Atseye, Other Top Seeds Cruise into Second Round

first_imgRAINOIL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPRainoil Open Tennis Championship defending champion, Henry Atseye and the women’s singles title holder, Sarah Adegoke cruised easily into the second round of the week-long tennis fiesta taking place at the tennis section of Ikoyi Club 1938 in Lagos.Atseye beat youngster Abayomi Philip 6-2, 6-3 to book a second round berth against the winner of the match between Chinedu Iwuagbu and Charles Nwandu. Adegoke, on her part, coasted to a commanding win over Stella Udokwelu and she is joined in the second round by another top seed Christy Agugbom who defeated Abiodun Oyegoke. Osariemen Airhuwunde is another top seed who cruised past rising Nigeria junior player Olamide Aluko to land in the second round.The men’s match on Centre Court saw Abuja-based Atseye, dictating the flow of the game despite the tricks up the sleeves of the national junior player.Top seed and 2017 finalist, Joseph Imeh also pull through to the second round with a 6-2, 6-2 win over qualifiers, Franklin Ronald same as Sylvester Emmanuel , the second seed who proved too much for Isaac Attah 6-1, 7-5.The Rainoil-sponsored Emmanuel, made a shock second round exit last year, but he showed why it would take something special for him to be stopped on his track to seal the game despite a late fight back from Attah.The first round of matches in the men’s singles go with the seedlings with Lawal Shehu brushing aside David Dawariye 6-2, 6-1. Emmanuel Idoko also progressed to the second round.Former Nigeria number one player, Thomas Out, also moved to the second round by beating Aliyu Idris 6-2, 6-4.Albert Bikom defeated John Dickson to join the second round train and he will face Peter Lawal for a place in the quarterfinal on Wednesday.Emmanuel Sunday edged Nonso Madueke, in a keenly-contested match that lasted almost two hours with scores at 6-4, 6-6, 10-5.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Stanleybet upgrades CRM capabilities with beehive partnership

first_imgShare Submit Italian bookmakers face cruel summer as ADM sanctions shop closures July 27, 2020 European gambling operator Stanleybet has upgraded its digital CRM capabilities by integrating Beehive technology provisions.Updating the market, Stanleybet will install Beehive marketing solutions across its European platforms for UK, Romania, Italy, Croatia and Denmark.The CRM partnership aims to optimise Stanleybet’s targeting of existing and new customers through optimal message delivery, segmentation of player database, data modelling of customers and products and further behavioural attributes.Gianluca Porzio, Head of Online at Stanleybet, said the operator was drawn to Beehive because it offered the only marketing optimization tool designed specifically for the iGaming industry.“Working with Beehive has been a fantastic experience so far, and has proved to be an efficient way to grow our online business. We have already learned a lot from them, and look forward to gleaning even more knowledge in the coming months,”In 2016 beehive has strengthened its position within the European gaming/gambling sector securing CRM partnerships with Ladbrokes and social casino WizbitsAdi Dagan, founder and CEO of Beehive, said: “We are delighted to have joined forces with Stanleybet, and to grow our footprint in major European markets such as the UK and Italy as well as fast-growing markets such as Romania.”“Online gaming is such a fiercely competitive industry, operators need to do all they can to acquire, retain, and most importantly engage their customers.“We feel proud Stanleybet has chosen Beehive to bolster its CRM capabilities, and we look forward to working with the team more closely.” Related Articles TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Share StumbleUponlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL County Council may be forced to close a “state of the art” reservoir just 12 years after it opened, it was claimed today.The Tirconaill Tribune reports that residents in Rathmullan and the surrounding area have been forced to buy bottled water or travel to Milford and Letterkenny to fill up.“”The dogs won’t drink the water in Rathmullan,” Ray resident May McFadden tells today’s paper. The Environmental Protection Agency has ‘condemned’ the water supply, asking the council to connect the seaside town to the Milford mains, it is reported.Residents today said they had been assured the water from the Meenreagh reservoir is drinkable.The Environmental Protection Agency says the Rathmullan supply will have to close due to contamination.  COUNCIL MAY BE FORCED TO CLOSE RATHMULLAN RESERVOIR – 12 YEARS AFTER IT OPENED was last modified: March 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COUNCIL MAY BE FORCED TO CLOSE RATHMULLAN RESERVOIR – 12 YEARS AFTER IT OPENEDlast_img read more

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