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It very much helps to understand what’s going on in general and with our faith communities. I’ve come to rely on it to understand what’s going on day-to-day and to understand how to help the people in California, Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the American Virgin Islands, and the rest of the Caribbean now and in the future. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Huge swaths of Santa Rosa and other Northern California towns have been devastated by fast-moving wildfires. Photo: California Highway Patrol Golden Gate Division[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians in Northern California continue to monitor the growing wildfires in their neighborhoods while finding ways to help their communities deal with the ongoing and expanding disaster.The Rev. Jim Richardson, priest-in-charge at Church of the Incarnation in hard-hit Santa Rosa, told Episcopal News Service on the afternoon of Oct. 12 that he knows of parishioners, including those with health care experience, who are volunteering at Red Cross shelters. Other Episcopalians, he said, are donating their services elsewhere and offering material help.The Rev. Daniel Green, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Petaluma and dean of the Petaluma deanery, was working a phone bank, Richardson said, set up to connect evacuees with services.Some evacuees had been sleeping at Incarnation since the fires broke out, but the city issued a voluntary evacuation order the night of Oct. 11. Richardson said the fires had gotten “way too close so we got everybody out, made sure they had places to go and left.”Earlier in the day, seminarians from Church Divinity School of the Pacific, the Episcopal Church-affiliated seminary in Berkeley, about 55 miles south, delivered bedding to the church. They had planned to spend the night, but Richardson sent them back to the East Bay school.Richardson headed to his sister’s house in Petaluma for the night. He came back to Incarnation the next morning but was planning to leave again that evening.The parish sent out an e-blast the morning of Oct. 12 saying the church was open but urging recipients to stay where they were, assuming they were safe there. Richardson has a growing list of where his parishioners have evacuated to, most going to stay with family and friends elsewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area or in the state. Those who head further south in the Bay Area are escaping flames but the smoke is following them. Air quality in San Francisco Oct. 12 was reportedly as bad as that found in Beijing.The fires that began sweeping through Northern California the night of Oct. 8 have grown, and Richardson said there is some concern that they will merge. “They’re getting more serious over in Napa and Sonoma” to the south and east of Santa Rosa, he said.The death toll stood at 29 the afternoon of Oct. 12.The fires are fast-moving, forcing some people to make hasty retreats. Communications have been spotty at times due to cell tower damage and major power outages. Thus, reports of the number of missing, while large, cannot be translated into the number of dead, officials have said.“We are in regular communication with the dioceses throughout California as they monitor the fires, assess damage and coordinate the sheltering and feeding of those affected,” Katie Mears, director of Episcopal Relief & Development’s U.S. Disaster Program, said in an Oct. 12 update.“I am very impressed by the wisdom among leaders in the Diocese of Northern California,” she said. “Margaret Dunning, the diocesan disaster coordinator, and others have been working tirelessly for over six years to increase congregational preparedness and to network with neighboring dioceses and NGO partners. The diocese has responded successfully to several smaller events over the last few years. This large-scale emergency builds on that wisdom and experience.”The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, reported at noon MDT Oct. 12 that California had 10 large fires or complexes of fires. Approximately 6,500 firefighters continue to battle the blazes burning over 162,448 acres. None of those fires are contained. A “contained” fire means that firefighters have established a perimeter and enclosed the fire within it. The center’s definitions of “contained,” “controlled” and “out” are here.The center said Oct. 11 on Facebook that it had mobilized more than 75 crews, 50 engines and a handful of air tankers for the California fire suppression efforts. That effort comes in addition to local and state resources. Air tankers drop either water or what is known as “slurry,” a fire retardant made up of chemicals, wetting agents and thickeners, and are colored with dye, usually red, that mark where “slurry bombers” have laid them down. Slurry can also act as fertilizers to help the regrowth of plants after the fire. Rector Collierville, TN Meanwhile, the fires are reportedly moving closer to St. Patrick Episcopal Church in Kenwood. Richardson said that a person had a “visual” sighting of the church on Oct. 11, but its status is unknown. The Rev. Karen King, the church’s interim priest, fled the area in the evacuation.Trinity Episcopal Church in Sonoma said on its Facebook page early afternoon Oct. 12 that it believes all its parishioners are safe and sound, many having evacuated and are with family and friends throughout the Bay Area. The parish had to cancel a memorial service planned for Oct. 14.“We are planning on Sunday services as long as those of us evacuated are allowed to return to Sonoma,” the post said. “At this point, an almost hourly decision.”Staff at the Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg, a Diocese of California conference and retreat center north and slightly west of Santa Rosa, said that so far, the ranch has been safe and out of the way of the fires. “However, many of the ranch staff, family and neighbors have been evacuated and in some cases, have lost homes,” Executive Director Sean Swift said. Some staff families and neighbors have taken shelter at the ranch.Swift said the ranch has had to cancel planned gatherings for the week and coming weekend. “This will have a financial impact on the ranch staff, at a time when money is really needed,” Swift said. “It of course will have a financial impact on the ranch as well.”Over on the other side of Sonoma County, just off the Bohemian Highway outside of Camp Meeker, California, St. Dorothy’s Rest Camp & Retreat Center had said earlier in the week its rustic, mostly wood buildings were safe but that staff members expected to lose power at any minute. The Diocese of California facility was sheltering some people. ENS calls to the camp Oct. 12 went unanswered.Richardson said Northern California Bishop Barry Beisner has been calling area clergy daily. The diocese is posting updates here.The Rev. Josephine “Phina” Borgeson, who lives outside of the evacuation zones in Santa Rosa, said Oct. 11 that she had not yet had to leave. She lost power for a day and a half, but it was restored on the evening of Oct. 10. “Businesses nearby are open, and local businesses have been generous and neighborly,” she reported on Facebook. “And I’m very thankful for wonderful public officials, for those who are working to fight fires, to keep the peace, and to see that those who have been displaced get the help they need.”During the afternoon of Oct. 12, Borgeson told ENS via Facebook Messenger that there was blue sky, a hopeful sign, in her neighborhood southwest and west Santa Rosa. However, she said, “the death toll will rise, I am afraid.”Borgeson, who is a deacon, said she had been talking with fellow members of the Sonoma County Food System Alliance about how the fires are and will continue to stress the emergency food supply network. She said there was a local benefit set for that evening to help farmers who have losses.The Northern California fires have destroyed expensive homes and more modest ones alike. Photo: California Highway Patrol Golden Gate DivisionRichardson said the area that so much of the national media is calling “Wine Country,” seemingly implying it is filled only with wealthy growers and drinkers, is far more economically diverse.“This is far more than the wine country,” he said.Santa Rosa is 40 percent Latino, according to Richardson.“This is a working town. This is an agricultural center, but it is also an industrial center in the North Bay,” he said. “And agriculture here is far more diverse that just wine. The dairy industry is huge and incredible. There’s a lot of farm workers who live here.”It is true that some major wineries have been destroyed but, Richardson said, “this fire is not respecting class. It’s just burning people out, regardless of their economic condition.” Some Incarnation parishioners live in expensive developments and some in trailer parks, and some in homes than rank in between. And some of the parishioners have lost homes.Richardson said he has spent part of his time since the fires began fending off donations of material because he is not sure what he can do with them right now. “We don’t need right now but we might need them later,” is what he has been telling people.“People have been very generous from all over the country and all over the world,” and the parish has started a fund for financial donations to put to good use when the fires are out.“When the fires are out and the smoke clears and there’s disaster somewhere else and people forget about the last place, that’s when the needs really start to grow,” he said. “This community is just devastated – devastated – it’s never going to be the same again. There’s entire neighborhoods that are just gone.”But the feeling of community has remained, he said. Richardson was at a hospital with a parishioner and told the emergency room nurse that the person was an evacuee. The nurse told him “we are all evacuees,” noting that six nurses and two doctors had all lost their homes but were there caring for people.“There’s a knitting together of the community in a way that is pretty incredible to see,” Richardson said.Previous ENS coverage of the fires is here.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service.Editor’s note: This story was updated Oct. 12 at 8:30 a.m. EDT to add new information from Episcopal Relief & Development. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit an Event Listing Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 12, 2017 Rector Martinsville, VA Comments are closed. 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News UpdatesVC Facility Universally Available To All Lawyers, Allahabad HC Clarifies [Read Notice] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK6 July 2020 9:39 PMShare This – xConsidering the continued gravity of the situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Allahabad High Court has decided to continue the system of enabling counsels to appear in virtual court hearings through the Video Conferencing mode, if so desired. The High Court, that resumed physical functioning from June 8, has made it clear that the VC facility “is universally available…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginConsidering the continued gravity of the situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Allahabad High Court has decided to continue the system of enabling counsels to appear in virtual court hearings through the Video Conferencing mode, if so desired. The High Court, that resumed physical functioning from June 8, has made it clear that the VC facility “is universally available to be availed by any lawyer/litigant in person.” Earlier, LiveLaw had reported that despite the looming Covid crisis, few benches were declining lawyers’ request to enter appearance via video conferencing, stating that the facility is available only for those aged above 65 years. Allahabad HC Rejects Young Lawyers’ Request To Appear Via Video Conferencing The High Court has now clarified that the VC facility will be extended to all desirous Advocates, from July 13 onwards. Request for video conferencing facility must necessarily be lodged online on the link available on the official website of the High Court not later than by 1.00 P.M., one day before the date of hearing. It is further intimated that “VC cubicles” have been set up at Stadium Pavilion, where lawyers may appear virtually, using seamless connectivity. These cubicles can cater to 30 simultaneous VC sessions during time slots earmarked for Courts separately. Additionally, VC cubicles at the identified eSewa Kendras have also been earmarked and exclusively set apart for HC hearings enabling lawyers to participate in virtual hearings at the Kendra closest to their residence/office without having to travel to the High Court premises. Significantly, the Lucknow Bench of the High Court has halted physical hearings and has reverted to virtual court hearings due to spike in Covid cases in the city. Click Here To Download Notice Read Notice Next Story
Top StoriesIs Gold Smuggling With Mere Profit Motive A ‘Terrorist Act’ Under UAPA? Supreme Court To Examine Srishti Ojha9 March 2021 3:14 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday decided to examine if gold smuggling falls within the scope of “terrorist activity” under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act 1967. The Court will examine gold smuggling will be included in definition of the a terrorist economic activity under Section 15(1)(iiia) of UAPA Act 1967.A division Bench of Justice RF Nariman and BR Gavai issued notice in a plea filed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday decided to examine if gold smuggling falls within the scope of “terrorist activity” under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act 1967. The Court will examine gold smuggling will be included in definition of the a terrorist economic activity under Section 15(1)(iiia) of UAPA Act 1967.A division Bench of Justice RF Nariman and BR Gavai issued notice in a plea filed by one Mohd Aslam against Rajasthan High Court’s refusal to quash the FIR and stay the proceedings against him. A FIR was registered against the petitioner under UAPA Act after smuggled gold was seized from him.The petitioner was represented by Advocates Aditya Jain, Neha Gyamlani, Farooq Ahmed and Bhavya Golecha before the Apex Court.According to the petitioner, an act done with intention to cause damage to economic security of India alone would attract the offence defined under Section 15 of the UAPA Act and gold smuggling per se even in large quantity should be deal with under Customs Act and not UAPA Act. Further, the legislative intent behind introduction of clause relating to economic security in Section 15 was not to deal with smuggling of goldSection 15(I)(iiia) of UAPA mentions activities with intent to threaten or likely to threaten the economic security of the country causing “damage to, the monetary stability of India by way of production or smuggling or circulation of high quality counterfeit Indian paper currency, coin or of any other material”.The plea by Mohd Aslam contends that the High Court through its order dated 1st Feb 2021, in complete non consideration of the grounds, dismissed its special leave petition filed for quashing of FIR registered under Section 16 of UAPA and 120B IPCThe petitioner has contended that FIR registered against him under UAPA was registered on arbitrary grounds and no prima facie case of economic terrorism was made against him as alleged, and he was not found to be connected with any terrorist or extremist group.The petitioner has contended that he smuggled gold in greed of an air ticket and money due to his financial situation during the lockdown and he was in no way found to damage or threaten the economic security of India. The allegation of the FIR stating that smuggled gold could be used for terrorism cannot be used as a chance alone to attract provisions of UAPA and NIA has nothing to show that the gold was to fund terrorism.The petition has further argued that the FIR is baseless and should be quashed. The smuggling of gold should have been dealt under provisions of the Customs Act and not UAPA Act. The NIA’s investigation would in itself become illegal since the Custom Act is not a scheduled act under NIA Act.The plea has stated that two FIRs have been registered against him on the same sets of facts, which is not permissible, taking into account Supreme Court’s judgements where it has been held that 2 FIRs is not permissible for one incident and a second FIR relating to same cause of action and same incident.The plea has stated that according to the prosecution’s story, the petitioner along with 9 others was arrested by officials of Custom Department Jaipur at International Airport Jaipur after seizing more than 18 kgs of smuggled gold bars. According to NIA, facts disclosed by arrested accused revealed commission of criminal conspiracy, furthering terrorist activities and threatening the economic security and damaging monetary stability of India, defining it as a terrorist act in violation of provisions of the UAPA. This was followed by the National Investigation Agency being directed by the Central government to take up the investigation.The petition has stated that the present petitioner worked as a Labor Contract in Saudi Arabia, but lost his job due to the Covid19 pandemic. The petitioner was influenced by one person to deliver some amount of gold to an unknown person in Jaipur and promised to book him a return ticket to Jaipur along with Rs 10000, to which the petitioner agreed. Subsequently the Custom Department seized the gold on 3rd July 2020, arrested 10 persons including petitioner and sent them to judicial custody. A complaint was filed by the Indian Government against the petitioner under the Customs Act and his statements were recorded accordingly, and he was released on bail in July.However, a FIR was registered against him in New Delhi under provisions of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, on ground that smuggling was done to threaten the country’s economic stability.While refusing to quash the petitioner’s FIR, Rajasthan High Court on 1st Feb 2021, had observed that the offence of gold smuggling with the intent to threaten or likely to threaten the economic security of the country covered under the definition of ‘terrorist act’ under Section 15 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967(UAPA). The Court said that such an activity will come under Section 15(I)(iiia) of the Act. The bench also observed that the FIR under UAPA cannot amount to ‘double jeopardy’ just because there was a pending prosecution under the Customs Act in respect of the alleged gold smuggling activity.The Kerala High Court had on 18th Feb 2021 held that mere act of gold smuggling, which is covered under the Customs Act, will not amount to a “terrorist act” under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act unless the same is done with the intention to threaten the economic security of the nation. The Court said that gold smuggling with a mere illegal profit motive will fall within the definition of terrorist act.The Kerala High Court had distinguished the Rajasthan HC judgment. The Kerala High Court Division Bench noted that it was an observation made by the Rajasthan High Court while refusing to quash an FIR under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.”It is clear from the decision that no analysis of the provision was made by the learned single Judge. Moreover, no specific reason has been stated for making the aforementioned observations. It is to be remembered that the learned single Judge was examining whether there was any sufficient reason to quash an FIR at the initial stage of the investigation. We do not find any law laid down in the above decision. We are, therefore, not persuaded by the single line observation made by the learned single Judge that “any other material” occurring in Section 15(1)(a)(iiia) of UA(P) Act is intended to cover gold smuggling also”, the Kerala High Court observed, distinguishing the Rajasthan decision.Click here to read/download the orderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Top StoriesBREAKING : Delhi Court Rejects Police’s Plea Seeking Police Custody Of Navneet Kalra In Oxygen Concentrators Hoarding Case Nupur Thapliyal22 May 2021 1:31 AMShare This – xA Delhi Court on Saturday refused to send accused businessman Navneet Kalra to 5 days police custody remand in connection with the recovery and seizure of Oxygen Concentrators by the Delhi Police recently from the ‘Khan Chacha’ cafe under his ownership recently.Duty Metropolitan Magistrate Vasundhara Azad turned down Delhi Police’s application seeking 5 days police custody remand for Kalra after hearing the submissions of Advocate Vineet Malhotra and Additional Public Prosecutor Atul Shrivastava.Advertisement “At this stage, I don’t feel the police custody remand is warranted. I am dismissing this application.” The Court ordered. Delete #BREAKINGDelhi Court refuses to send Navneet Kalra to 5 days police custody remand in relation to the Oxygen Concentrators hoarding case.Bail plea filed by Kalra to be heard by the Court on Tuesday.— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 22, 2021 The development came after the Court had sent Kalra to 14 days judicial custody on Tuesday. With the rejection of this application, Kalra shall continue to remain in judicial custody.Advertisement The Delhi Police had registered a case under Sec. 420,188,120B,34 of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 3 and 7 of the Essential Commodity Act 1955 for recovery of over 500 oxygen Concentrators from some restaurants in the national capital. The case has been transferred to the Crime Branch.Delhi High Court had refused to grant interim protection from arrest to Kalra after he moved the High Court seeking anticipatory bail in the matter after hearing the matter for two days. A single judge bench comprising of Justice Subramonium Prasad turned down the request of Senior Advocate Abhishek Singhvi and orally remarked thus:”I’m persuaded by the trial court’s order. Interim protection cannot be given at this stage.”Earlier, last week Kalra’s anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the Sessions Court.The Court will now hear Kalra’s regular bail plea on Tuesday.TagsDelhi Court Navneet kalra Delhi Oxygen Concentrators Hoarding case Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
ABC News(NEW YORK) — At least 26 people died and hundreds of thousands were left without power after violent storms swept through the South on Sunday and into early Monday.Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi all declared a state of emergency in response to the storms, which included several powerful tornadoes, flash flooding and large hail.In Mississippi, at least 11 residents died due to the storms, including four in Jefferson Davis County, two in Jones County and two in Lawrence County.The two Lawrence County victims were a sheriff’s deputy and his wife, the county sheriff’s office announced late Sunday night. Deputy Robert Ainsworth was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and his wife, Paula, was a Justice Court deputy clerk, officials said.“April is our historically most dangerous month of the year,” Mississippi Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Greg Michel told George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” Monday. “What happened yesterday is certainly an indicator of how dangerous these storms can be, so we’ll do the cleanup efforts and get ready for what we anticipate to be a very busy and active tornado month here in April.”In South Carolina, eight deaths have been reported due to the severe weather.Georgia has six confirmed fatalities: five in Murray County and one in Bartow County.In Arkansas, one fatality has been reported in Jefferson County.All flights out of Louisiana’s Monroe Regional Airport have been canceled until further notice after private planes and a hanger were damaged.As of Monday morning, Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas each had more than 100,000 residents without power. South Carolina had more than 80,000 residents without power, while Kentucky and Mississippi had more than 70,000, Texas had more than 60,000 and North Carolina and West Virginia had more than 50,000.Kentucky had more than 60,000 residents without power, while Mississippi had more than 40,000 and Georgia and Louisiana had more than 30,000.“This is not how anyone wants to celebrate Easter Sunday,” Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said on social media. “As we reflect on the death and resurrection on this Easter Sunday, we have faith that we will all rise together.”“To the people of Mississippi, know that you are not alone,” he added. “The state and our first responders are working around the clock and will not rest until this is over.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Tyrades! By Danny Tyree“Sharpen ’em if you got ’em.”Once upon a time, people looked upon permission to partake of nicotine as a golden opportunity to relax. Now millions fight stress in a more colorful way.According to the July 12 “Parade” magazine, coloring books for adults have gone mainstream — with grown-ups merrily embellishing books of paisleys, botanicals, animals, enchanted forests, celebrities, decorative fans and more.There are million sellers among the more than 150 books available. (That doesn’t count the 10-volume set that failed miserably in its attempt to calm down Donald Trump’s hair.)When I was a little kid, both my mother and paternal grandmother benefitted from the paint-by-numbers craze. The world is even more nerve-racking now, so I can understand why so many folks are eager to relax with this childhood-rooted pursuit.My friend Dinsdale, however, tends to overanalyze everything and countered all my praise.I told Dinsdale that being immersed in the world of coloring lets people travel back to a simpler time of life. (“Yeah, back when they imagined hypodermic needles to be 10 feet long, the monsters under the bed civilly debated whether youngsters taste better with mustard or mayo and their pet dog abruptly decided to retire to the country after the kid heard screeching tires and a thump outside the house. Good times.”)Looking back at the “Parade” article, I remarked that the opportunity for creativity makes many fans feel like they’re a co-creator with the designer of the coloring book. (“Yeah, except that they’re the collaborator who doesn’t get the money, the fan mail or the podcast interviews. Sounds like the makings for the breakup of a rock band. You know, ‘It used to be about the turquoise, man!’”)I thought surely Dinsdale couldn’t argue with the value of coloring as a form of therapy or meditation. (“Right — that’s why you always see the Dalai Lama traveling the globe promoting peace, harmony and the chance for Crayola to make a boatload of money.”)I mentioned that enthusiasts recommend coloring above other leisure activities because it offers complete absorption, engaging both hemispheres of the brain. (“Won’t that be confusing? When it’s winter in one hemisphere, won’t it be summer in the other one?”) No one ever said Dinsdale was the sharpest crayon in the 64-pack.I cited the feeling of accomplishment that colorists get from bringing something beautiful into the world. (“Yeah, but they get carried away with their accomplishments, just like the over-achieving garden-sharing neighbors. It’s all ‘Here come the Lawsons with more geometric designs for the refrigerator door! Quick — start firing the Druckers’ excess zucchini at them!’”)Coloring is largely a solitary hobby, but many practitioners display their work via social media or join groups that are described as being like old-timey quilting bees. (“Quilting bees were a distraction from delivering your 14th child or hitching up the mule and plowing the South 40. These modern gatherings are a distraction from, I don’t know, the seven bazillion OTHER things you could be doing in 20-bleepin’-15!”)I hope Dinsdale won’t object if I invite my readers to explore the world of adult coloring and to send coloring books as gifts to the appropriate friends.“Just don’t be surprised if they ignore the coloring book and play with the empty box!”*Sigh* Another coloring book, please. I just ripped that one in half.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Brooklyn Comes Alive recently announced their daily lineups, breaking down over 35+ unique acts scheduled to perform throughout the two-day event in Brooklyn, New York. One of the most exciting pieces of the extensive new announcement is a dynamic set of additions to the lineup for The Road Goes On Forever: Celebrating The Music of The Allman Brothers Band: The highly-anticipated set has expanded, welcoming legendary drummer Bernard Purdie and Tedeschi Trucks Band keyboardist/flautist Kofi Burbridge into the fold. The set will mark Burbridge’s first live performance following his heart attack earlier this year.With the deaths of songwriter/vocalist/organist Gregg Allman and drummer Butch Trucks earlier this year, the music world has been in an open state of mourning. To help aid the healing process, Brooklyn Comes Alive has teamed with Gregg Allman Band’s longtime guitarist/vocalist/musical director, Scott Sharrard, and put together a star-studded band that will help everyone pay proper respects to the legacy of the Allman Brothers. In addition to Purdie, Burbridge, and Sharrard, The Road Goes On Forever will feature Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico (moe.), percussionist Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), Gregg Allman Band bassist Brett Bass, and a long list of very special guests including Eric Krasno (Lettuce, Soulive), Rob Compa (Dopapod), Roosevelt Collier (The Lee Boys), and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer.Kofi Burbridge and Bernard Purdie will perform in place of the previously-announced Joel Cummins and Kris Myers who can no longer make the set Saturday, Sept. 23rd due to a rescheduled Umphrey’s McGee tour date in Chicago. However, Cummins, Myers, and bassist Ryan Stasik will all still perform in various sets on Brooklyn Comes Alive’s second day, Sunday, Sept. 24th!Bernard “Pretty” Purdie is the world’s most recorded drummer of all time, appearing on recordings with James Brown, Steely Dan, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, Hall & Oates, Cat Stevens, and thousands more. Known for his impeccable time-keeping, and his signature use of triplets against a half-time backbeat–also known as the “Purdie Shuffle”–Bernard was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013. With his talents mostly influential in funk music, “Pretty” Purdie is known for his chameleon-like tendencies to blend in any musical setting, from Soul, R&B, to Rock ‘n’ Roll. He was recently a Music Master at Music Masters Camps’ Roots Rock Revival, an Allman Brothers Band-inspired intensive with Oteil Burbridge, Roosevelt Collier, John Medeski, Johnny Vidacovich, Grahame Lesh, and other Brooklyn Comes Alive members and alumni. Watch Bernard Purdie and the Roots Rock Revival band perform an Allman Brothers Band/Grateful Dead mashup here.Kofi Burbridge is also a natural fit for this role, considering his experience in southern rock music, and especially the Allman Brothers Band, alongside his brother Oteil Burbridge and bandmate Derek Trucks. He’s even played with the Allman Brothers on multiple occasions in their final years as a band. Oteil often says that he is most inspired by his brother’s musicianship, and that if it were not for Kofi, Oteil would not be playing bass. Kofi himself is a Grammy Award-winning musician, who’s toured with Tedeschi Trucks Band, Derek Trucks Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit, and more. This will be Kofi’s second time performing Brooklyn Comes Alive, following his performances with the All Brothers Band and Earth, Wind, & Power in 2016. Kofi’s Brooklyn Comes Alive performance will mark his first and only scheduled appearance to follow his heart attack two months ago. Tedeschi Trucks Band will continue to tour with keyboardist Carey Frank until Kofi is fully ready to get back on the road, so please join us in welcoming Kofi back to the stage this September.On September 23rd and 24th, ticket-holders will be granted in-and-out access to three music venues—Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Schimanski (formerly Verboten; replacing The Hall at MP with a superior sound system and more space to dance)—all within a 5-minute walking radius, creating the feeling of an indoor music festival in the heart of Williamsburg. With over 100+ artists slated to perform at the festival, Brooklyn Comes Alive 2017 is poised to be the best yet.The 2017 Brooklyn Comes Alive lineup also features members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, and so many more. Iconic legends, such as John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Cyril Neville, DJ Premier, Johnny Vidacovich, and Henry Butler, will join members of nationally touring bands, such as GRAMMY-winners Snarky Puppy, The Meters, Primus, Soulive, Lettuce, The Motet, Lotus, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters,Yonder Mountain String Band, The Russ Liquid Test, SunSquabi, Pendulum, Destroid, The Crystal Method, Midnight North, Aqueous, Kung Fu, Electric Beethoven, and more.***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is now offering single day tickets, as well as a ticket payment plan for as low as $30/month. When checking out, just select “Monthly payments with Affirm” as your payment method. To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website.
Unfortunately McQueen has not proven the height of fashion in London’s West End. The production, starring Stephen Wight, will close several weeks early on October 17. Written by James Phillips and directed by John Caird, the show had previously been set to complete its limited engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on November 7.McQueen is a journey into the imagination and dream world of fashion icon Alexander McQueen. Set on a single London night, it steps into the fairy story landscape of McQueen’s mind, the landscape seen in his immortal shows, where with a dress an urchin can become an Amazon, where beauty might just help us survive the night. A girl has watched McQueen’s Mayfair house for eleven consecutive days. Tonight she climbs down from her watching tree and breaks into his house, to steal a dress, to become someone special. He catches her, but, instead of calling the police, they embark together on a journey through London and into his heart.The cast also includes Carly Bawden, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Laura Rees and Michael Bertenshaw. View Comments