If you go to WFUV‘s website at www.wfuv.org right now you can listen to the Elvis Costello & The Roots show from last night at Brooklyn Bowl. The broadcasts starts at noon today. The “one night only” show was a celebration of the release of the collaborative album, Wise Up Ghost, which was released today.As JamBase reports, “the two acts focused on material from Wise Up Ghost, but also threw in the occasional cover and some of Costello’s best-known songs. Vocalists La Marisoul and Diane Birch also guested at different points during the lengthy set. Exceptional fan-shot video of most of last night’s show has already surfaced thanks to Larry Rulz. Watch Elvis Costello and The Roots’ take on ‘Pump It Up’”:
Whether it’s actually real or not, the ‘sophomore slump’ is certainly a well-discussed trend in musical offerings. It’s that gap between a band’s stunning debut and its lackluster follow-up, and according to a new study, it’s very real.To start, the people at Concert Hotels pulled from the “100 Best Debut Albums of All Time” list that Rolling Stone released in 2013. They took the rating statistic for those albums, provided by Album Of The Year, and compared the scores of the debut and sophomore album for each listed. Now, this method may be a little biased, considering they started with the 100 Best Debut Albums list, but the results show that 66% of artists had a higher score on their first album than their second.There were some that increased, including The Talking Heads, Run DMC, and The Beastie Boys, but the majority of them did decrease in rating. You can view the results yourself with this interactive widget below:Click image to open interactive version (via Concert Hotels).
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWhen this young man was trying on a new pair of basketball shoes at a Walmart in Dayton, Ohio, he managed to convince an older woman to help him put the sneakers to the test.After the guy had nailed some practice dribbles with the new kicks, he called out to the woman as she was walking past his aisle and asked if she could help him practice.Although the woman said she was on her way to a meeting and she “had no idea” how to play basketball, she did join in to “play some defense” before walking away with a smile.Since the man uploaded the adorable video to YouTube back in November, it has been viewed by thousands of people—and it’s not hard to see why.(WATCH the endearing video below)Be Sure And Pass This Sweet Story Over To Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
School-age program (SAP)DoD School-Age programs (SAP) are offered for children, kindergarten through 6th grade before and/or after school, during holidays, and summer vacations. Emphasis is placed on SAP programs which meet community needs, reinforce family values, and promote the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development of children. SAP may be provided in DoD Youth Centers, Child Development Centers or other suitable facilities. To expand school-age program spaces, DoD policy encourages use of youth centers; on-and off-base schools, and other suitable facilities such as community centers. Accreditation of DoD SAP programs is a requirement. Accreditation sets the professional standards for after school programs and helps families identify high-quality programs. Waiting listDue to a high demand for care, you may be placed on a wait list. Your position on the wait list depends on many factors that are at the discretion of the installation and may include your spouse’s military status, the date you apply, deployment and your employment. If these factors change while you are on the wait list, your position will be changed accordingly, so it is important that you keep your information up-to-date.Childcare is not an entitlement, and fees are income-based. Fees throughout the child development system of care fall into fee ranges set by DoD.To apply for child care, fill out DD Form 2606, the Department of Defense Child Development Program Request for Care Record and return them to the Child and Youth Services Coordinator at your installation.The Department of Defense has a long history of providing positive youth programs that focus on alternative activities for youth during out-of-school hours. Today, DoD continues to be committed to youth by providing consistent guidance and stable and dynamic programs in more than 350 youth programs worldwide. DoD promotes positive youth development by designing programs to recognize the achievements of youth and by developing partnerships with other youth-serving organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4-H that offer a variety of resources. Programs for teens and pre-teens vary from one base to another, but are governed by a consistent DoD instruction. Programs prepare young people to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood through a coordinated, progressive series of activities and experiences that help them become socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively competent. Programs usually include physical fitness and sports, arts and recreation, training in leadership, life skills and career/volunteer opportunities, mentoring, intervention and support services. Child development centers (CDC)These facilities generally offer child care for children ages six weeks to 5 years old. Care is typically available weekdays. CDCs vary in size; the average CDC cares for about 200 children. All programs must be certified by the DoD and accredited by a national accrediting body such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children. General informationThe Department of Defense (DoD) and the Military Services take great pride in the variety and quality of services provided to children and youth on installations worldwide. While the services provided depend on the size of the location, the standards and quality of services are consistent and meet established regulations. The network has hundreds of locations worldwide serving over 1.3 million children. In-home childcareWith in-home childcare, children receive their care in the private home of a certified provider living in government-owned or leased housing or in state-licensed homes in the community. Family child care provides accommodating child care arrangements, including night, weekend, and flexible hourly care for shift work.In-home childcare programs offer comparable care to a CDC. Providers must be certified by the DoD, and some seek additional accreditation from the National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC). Regulations limit the number of children that may be cared for at one time: no more than six children under age eight, and no more than two children under two years old.
Gary Wilmot & Laura Pitt-Pulford(Photos: Getty Images) View Comments A talented cast has been assembled for the first European staging of Little Miss Sunshine, the quirky musical based on the Oscar-winning motion picture. The previously announced production will play London’s Arcola Theatre for a seven-week run beginning on March 21 and concluding on May 11, followed by a U.K. tour starting at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, England beginning on May 20.Leading the cast will be Gary Wilmot (Dick Whittington) as Grandpa, Laura Pitt-Pulford (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) as Sheryl, Paul Keating (Kenny Morgan) as Frank, Gabriel Vick (Manhattan Parisienne) as Richard, Sev Keoshgerian (The Musical of Musicals) as Dwayne, Ian Carlyle (Don’t Dress for Dinner) as Larry/Buddy, Imelda Warren-Green (The Little Mermaid) as Linda/Miss California and Matthew McDonald (Our House) as Joshua Rose/Kirby. The role of Olive will be shared by newcomers Sophie Hartley Booth, Evie Gibson and Lily Mae Denman.Little Miss Sunshine follows the Hoover family, who has more than a few troubles—but young Olive has her heart set on winning the Little Miss Sunshine beauty contest. When an invitation to compete comes out of the blue, the Hoovers must pile into their rickety, yellow VW camper van. Can it survive the 800-mile trip from New Mexico to California—and more important, can they?The Little Miss Sunshine ensemble will include Chloe Raphael, Ava Hurley, Ellicia Simondwood, Elodie Salmon, Summer Pelley, Ava Masters, Josselyn Ospina Escobar, Saffia Richards and Yvie Bent.Little Miss Sunshine features a book by James Lapine and a score by William Finn, the collaborators behind Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. The musical made its New York debut, directed by Lapine, in a 2013 production with Second Stage.The new staging of Little Miss Sunshine will feature design by David Woodhead, lighting design by Richard Williamson, choreography by Anthony Whiteman and musical supervision by Mark Crossland.
An initial lineup of guest performers has been released for Kristin Chenoweth’s weeklong Broadway concert engagement For the Girls, which begins its run tonight at the Nederlander Theatre. The list of performers includes Laura Benanti, Wicked songwriter Stephen Schwartz and a slew of current and former Wicked stars. For the Girls will run for a limited engagement through November 17.A list of confirmed guest artists can be found below.November 8 at 8:00pm: Brittney JohnsonNovember 9 at 2:00pm: Katie Rose ClarkeNovember 9 at 8:00pm: Jenn Gambatese and Julie JamesNovember 10 at 7:00pm: Jennifer Laura Thompson, Morgan James and Stephen SchwartzNovember 15 at 8:00pm: Ginna Claire Mason and CeCe WinansNovember 16 at 2:00pm: Jennifer Laura Thompson, Laura Benanti and Tatum HopkinsNovember 16 at 8:00pm: Laura Woyasz and Chely WrightNovember 17 at 7:00pm: Amanda Jane Cooper, Jessica Vosk, Shoshana Bean, Mario Cantone and Stephen SchwartzBased on her new album, For the Girls acts as Chenoweth’s personal tribute to music’s most passionate women, who have influenced her into becoming the accomplished Broadway star she is today. Chenoweth is expected to wow audiences with songs such as “The Way We Were,” “When I Fall in Love” and “The Man That Got Away” from the beloved artists Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton and Judy Garland.For the Girls features direction by Richard Jay-Alexander and music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. Jessica Vosk View Comments Star Files Amanda Jane Cooper Kristin Chenoweth & Stephen Schwartz(Photo: Bruce Glikas for Broadway.com) Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 17, 2019 Shoshana Bean Laura Benanti Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls Related Shows Kristin Chenoweth Jennifer Laura Thompson Ginna Claire Mason View All (7)
Vermont Business Magazine Below is a link to video and text of Senator Patrick Leahy’s (D-Vermont) exchange with Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson at today’s Appropriations Committee hearing. Secretary Wilson testified directly that there is not another mission for the Vermont Air National Guard, other than the F-35 mission. Leahy is the Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, and today’s hearing is part of the committee’s process in writing the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2019.The VIDEO can be found by clicking the image of Secretary Wilson.A TRANSCRIPT of this video of the Leahy-Wilson Q&A is also BELOW.Senate Appropriations CommitteeHearing On The Fiscal Year 2019 Budget ProposalFor The U.S. Air ForceThursday, May 17, 2018Speakers:Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Vice Chairman of the Appropriations CommitteeSecretary of the Air Force Heather WilsonChief of Staff of the Air Force General David Goldfein[TRANSCRIPT]Senator Leahy: Thank you Mr. Chairman, and I am glad to see the Senate Appropriations Committee going back to the old way of actually getting things scheduled and done and Secretary Wilson and General Goldfein it’s good to see you both.We don’t have “Maine-iacs” but I’ll talk about the Green Mountain Boys. You know Madame Secretary we are proud, as I’ve told you many times, of our Air National Guard. They do make a lot of sacrifices to serve our nation. One of the finest units in the total Air Force and after an extensive and a competitive review, the Air Force selected the Vermont Air Guard to be the first Guard unit to operate the F-35A and they’ll operate it out of Burlington, Vermont. And one thing I’ve always been proud of from the time I was a college student there, was watching how the Guard has worked with the community to integrate what they do, and they’ll continue to do it. I’m concerned that a group has circulated some misinformation in Vermont, so let me ask a couple questions just to clarify the public record.Is it not correct that the Air Force selected the Vermont Air National Guard for basing the first F-35As after the Air Force’s own extensive basing evaluation process?Secretary Wilson: So that’s correct. It’s the third unit to get the F-35 and the first National Guard unit after a national look and a narrowing down of appropriate bases for them?Senator Leahy: Thank you. And the Vermont Air Guard currently flies F-16s. General, I’ve flown in a couple of the rare two-seaters in the F-16s and I know exactly what you’re saying about trying to turn around. It’s known for its excellent maintenance and operation records, but they’re nearing the end of their service life and some have claimed that if they go, there will be another mission for the Vermont Air Guard other than F-35 basing. That’s not a fact, is it?Secretary Wilson: No sir, it’s not. In fact the United States Air Force has gone since 1991 from 134 fighter squadrons down to only 56. And as Senator Udall knows all too well, there are now states that do not have flying missions. If the F-35s don’t go to Vermont, the F-16s will eventually age out, and it’s highly likely that Vermont will no longer have a flying mission for its Guard.Senator Leahy: Why thank you Madame Secretary and I want you to know how proud I am of both the Air and Army Guard in Vermont, they’ve always responded. I want to ask you something, and we discussed about this yesterday, and I was intrigued by your answer. In your recent Air Warfare Symposium speech, you said “it’s time to take risks, it’s time to productively fail.” I found that intriguing, would you speak to that a little bit?Secretary Wilson: Senator, when I say productively fail, I used to be president of a science and engineering university and I found that our freshman students, you know A and B students out of high school, really hard working, they are always afraid to fail. And as engineers they need to learn how to productively fail. And so I’d give them examples. For example, you know why WD-40 is called WD-40? Because the first 39 versions didn’t work. And so it’s about finding what doesn’t work sometimes. And you think about WD-40. Four out of every five homes in America have a can of WD-40 and it was initially developed as a coating for the Atlas missile to prevent corrosion but it took a guy named Norm Larson 40 tries to get the right formula to make it work. And so it’s about learning as you prototype and experiment and not thinking about a test failure as a failure. It’s just one more step where you’re learning to figure out the path to success and so that’s what I mean by productive failure.Senator Leahy: I was intrigued by it and went back and reread last night your speech and I think we could put that in a whole lot of areas but obviously, being cutting edge in the Air Force, you’re going to have things that don’t work the first time, and you got to be willing to go ahead with it. And I’m glad to see you include funding in the FY19 budget request for initial production of the HH-60W, the combat rescue helicopter, something I supported early on. Can you explain to the committee the need for this, either you or General Goldfein, whoever you like, and how that might be used in combat missions.General Goldfein: Yes sir, and as an Air Force we actually own the mission to be able to fight our way in to a hot landing zone, fight our way in against an enemy and pick up a wounded soldier, sailor or airman, marine at the point of injury. And so the combat rescue helicopter allows us to do that mission. And not only is it for us, but it is also for our allies and partners, because they know and we have demonstrated this to them before, that if they go in and they find themselves on the ground out of an airplane that they’ve bailed out of, that we’re not going to stop at anything to come and get them. And I have personal experience with that, having been rescued myself back in 1999 and I tell you one of the best sights you’ll ever see when you’re behind enemy lines is that combat rescue helicopter coming to pick you up.Senator Leahy: The head of my Vermont office was in the Army during Vietnam and he tells about when they crashed behind enemy lines, surrounded in the jungles by the enemy, how good it felt when that rescue came in.Mr. Chairman, thank you very much. Madame Secretary thank you. And again, I was intrigued by that speech. I hope a lot of people read it. General, I appreciate your comments.Source: Leahy. 5.17.2018
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