Philly’s Got Jazz: December Picks Of Jam Sessions And Gigs

first_img Sundays Jazz Brunch with Victor North 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Nodding Head Brewery & Restaurant 1516 Sansom Street, 2nd Floor Get your day started off right with good food and music. Jam Session with Luke O’Reilly 9:00 p.m. – midnight Flying Carpet Cafe 1841 Poplar Street Luke O’Reilly, keys; Jason Fraticelli, bass; Khary Shaheed, drums. Insider tip: No cover. Wednesdays Joanna Pascale Quartet 6: 00 – 9:00 p.m. Sole Food (in the Loews Hotel) 1200 Market Street Vocalist Joanna Pascale with sidemen often including pianist Tom Lawton and saxophonist Tim Warfield. Insider tip: No cover. Wednesdays Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble Jam Session 9: 00 p.m. – midnight Relish 7152 Ogontz Avenue Open jam session with Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble: Warren Oree (bass), Umar Raheem (saxophone), Frank Butrey (guitar), Greg “Ju-Ju” Jones (drums), Doug “Pablow” Edwards (congas & percussion) Sunday Jam Session with Rob Henderson 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. LaRose Jazz Club 5531 Germantown Avenue Open jam session with drummer Rob Henderson and a different pianist & bassist each week. Insider tip: There is a $5 cover. Eddie Jones Organ Trio 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Bob & Barbara’s 1509 South Street Eddie Jones, drums; Rich Budesa, organ; Kelvin Nathaniel, guitar 23rd St. Jam Session 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. 23rd St. Cafe 233 N. 23rd Street Open jam session with Father John D’Amico, piano; Kenny Davis, bass; Big Jim Dofton, drums. Insider tip: No cover. Weekly Jam Sessions Mondays Back in Time – Open Mic with Luke O’Reilly 9:00 p.m. Time 1315 Sansom Street Every Monday evening, Luke O’Reilly hosts the “Back in Time Soul Sessions” – bringing together the worlds of jazz,  hip-hop, soul and gospel.  It’s a great way to kick off the week or extend the weekend. Insider tip: This has a $5 cover. Lucky Thompson & the Budesa Bros. Jam Session 8:00 p.m. – midnight Elena’s Soul 4912 Baltimore Avenue Open jam session with Lucky Thompson (drums), Rich Budesa (organ), & Rob Budesa (guitar). Insider tip: No cover. Tony Catastrophe’s Jam Session 9:00 p.m. Triumph Brewing Company 117 Chestnut Street An eclectic jam session hosted by drummer Tony Catastrophe. Open to all musicians, singer/songwrit​ers, drummers, shredders. All styles are welcome. Insider tip: No cover. Gigs: Where To Catch Me Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band Tuesdays in November 7-10pm            Chris’s Jazz Café 1421 Sansom Street We perform every Tuesday during the month of November.  The Captain Black Big Band returns to the location where they recorded their debut Grammy-nominated recording. Insider fact: The band is going into the studio to record their sophomore project in November- so brace yourself for a month’s worth of partying! Insider tip: There is a $10 cover. Students receive a $5 table credit when you show your valid student ID. Chris’ Jazz Cafe(Photo by L. Whitaker for GPTMC) Blue Monday Jam Session with Tony Williams 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. LaRose Jazz Club 5531 Germantown Avenue Open jam session featuring saxophonist Tony Williams. Weekly Gigs Mondays Lucas Brown 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. Prime Rib 1701 Locust Street Solo piano with Lucas Brown It’s that time again for my picks of jazz jam sessions and gigs happening in Philly. Check out everything that Philly has going on this month. Thursdays Organ Jam Session with Eddie Jones 10:00 p.m. Twilite Lounge 700 S. 20th Street Eddie Jones (drums) and friends. Insider tip: No cover. Brass Heaven 8:00 p.m. – midnight Warmdaddy’s 1400 Columbus Boulevard Internationally acclaimed trombonist, producer and Hidden Beach recording artist Jeff Bradshaw and his band blend hip-hop, soul, jazz and spirituals to create a unique and uplifting sound. Thursdays Joanna Pascale Quartet 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sole Food (in the Loews Hotel) 1200 Market Street Vocalist Joanna Pascale with sidemen often including pianist Tom Lawton and saxophonist Tim Warfield. Fridays Joanna Pascale Quartet 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sole Food (in the Loews Hotel) 1200 Market Street Vocalist Joanna Pascale with sidemen often including pianist Tom Lawton and saxophonist Tim Warfield. The Crowd Pleasers 9:30 p.m. Bob & Barbara’s 1509 South Street This trio has been performing at Bob and Barbara’s for years and are known for pleasing the crowd. Tuesdays Jazz Casual with Tom Moon & Friends 8:00- 11:30 p.m. Milkboy Philly 1100 Chestnut Street Open jam session Tom Moon (tenor sax) and friends.  Insider tip: This has a $5 cover.last_img read more

Now in 3D! Microscope offers new way to view live cancer cells

first_imgIn what could transform the study of cells’ interactions with their environment, researchers have invented a microscope that can look at live cancer cells in 3D, with high resolution in every direction. Previously, high-resolution live imaging has been done with cells cultured on glass slides, which flattens samples. Live cells are highly sensitive to their surroundings, so the new microscopy strategy—which replaces glass slides with blocks of collagen—could help reveal more natural behaviors. The technique, called microenvironmental selective plane illumination microscopy (meSPIM), uses exceptionally long, thin beams of laser light to trigger fluorescence in a sample, causing it to glow. It can reveal details as small as 300 nanometers while maintaining a wide field of view in samples that mimic real tissues. This could allow researchers to watch complex processes such as cell signaling in cancerous and noncancerous tissue, according to a study published today in Developmental Cell. In that work, the researchers found that melanoma cells behave differently inside the collagen, versus under glass slides, forming a greater number of rounded bulges known as “blebs.” They were able to measure factors such as the size and shape of the blebs and the distribution of particular proteins using algorithms that quantified what the microscope saw. In the lung cancer cell shown above at left, red shades indicate the presence of actin, a structural protein important in cell movement. In the melanoma cell to its right, red indicates activity of a signaling molecule called PI3-kinase. Such images could help researchers learn how cancer cells invade other tissues.last_img read more

UAAP taekwondo: NU starts strong in title-retention bid

first_imgBlackwater owner hoping for the best amid lockout fears MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ National Univesity put on a strong start in its campaign to retain the the women’s division title, dismantling De La Salle, 5-2, in the UAAP Season 80 taekwondo tournament at Blue Eagle Gym.Sisters Rhezie and Rheza Aragon led the way for the Lady Bulldogs.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Bullpups, which lost to the Tiger Cubs via tiebreak, settled for second while De La Salle-Zobel completed the podium after edging out UE for third place. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Malditas save PH from shutout View comments University of the Philippines, meanwhile, took the top seed in the men’s division after scoring a close 4-3 victory over University of Santo Tomas and a 6-1 domination of Ateneo.UST and Ateneo also chalked up early victories in the women’s division.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Golden Tigresses ran rampant against University of the East, 6-1, while last year’s Rookie of the Year Pauline Lopez led the Lady Eagles to a 4-3 win over UP.In the juniors division, UST snapped UE’s four-year reign and became the new rulers of the high school tournament behind MVP Israel Cantos. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READlast_img read more

F1: Rosberg takes pole for Abu Dhabi GP, ahead of Hamilton

first_imgNico Rosberg extended his streak of pole positions to six when he edged Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in Saturday’s qualifying session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.Rosberg’s final lap was 0.377 of a second faster than Hamilton at Yas Marina circuit, and he became the eighth man in Formula One history to record six straight poles. The all-time record is eight, set by Ayrton Senna over the 1988 and 1989 seasons.It was the 15th time this season that Mercedes had locked out the front row of the grid, establishing a new F1 record. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen qualified third but his teammate Sebastian Vettel was down in 16th after the team miscalculated its tire allocation.Force India’s Sergio Perez will start from fourth on the grid in Sunday’s race – equaling his career-best qualifying performance – ahead of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo and Williams driver Valtteri Bottas.Completing the top ten were: Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg, Felipe Massa of Williams, Daniil Kvyat of Red Bull and Toro Rosso’s Carlos Sainz Jr. Hamilton has already secured the drivers’ championship but has been off the pace of Rosberg late in the season, with the German aiming for a hat trick of wins on Sunday.Rosberg said “it’s not a revival, and I have not reinvented anything.””Before it was close in one direction, now it is quicker in this direction,” Rosberg said. “At the moment I am quicker and I’m very pleased about that and happy to be on pole again.”Hamilton was not surprised by second place again, saying “I’ve been struggling with the car a little all weekend. It generally feels a little bit better in the race, but it’s been a while now I’m struggling on the edge with the car. I was a lot more comfortable at the beginning of the year.”advertisementRaikkonen’s pace was impressive, with his qualifying time only four tenths of a second behind Hamilton, but Ferrari was left to rue a critical miscalculation with Vettel. It gambled that the German could progress to Q2 on the harder of the two tires, but Vettel finished in 16th, missing out on Q2 by just a hundredth of a second.”No issues with the car,” Vettel said. “We thought that it would be enough to go through to Q2 with a lap on the softs but it wasn’t.””As a team we didn’t do the right decision today and that has a big consequence.”last_img read more

Raymond Group to invest Rs 425 crore in Maharashtra

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 20 (PTI) The Raymond Group, under JK Investors (Bombay) Ltd, today signed pacts worth Rs 425 crore with the government of Maharashtra.This would be to set up residential complex, commercial amenities, school project and sport complex in Nandgaon Peth, Amravati, the group said in a statement.As per the MoU, signed during the Magnetic Maharashtra investors summit, the state government will facilitate JK Investors (Bombay) to obtain necessary permissions, registrations, approvals, clearances, fiscal incentives.The project would commence in FY 2018-19, it added.The first MoU is for a proposed investment of Rs 50 crore to set up a School Project and Sport Complex, while the second one is of Rs 375 crore for setting up a residential complex and commercial amenities with 2,000 houses.The Raymond Group recently inaugurated a new Greenfield Linen manufacturing facility in the newly created Textile Park in Nandgaon Peth, Amravati, under its subsidiary Raymond Luxury Cottons Ltd. PTI KRH SA –last_img read more

UNDRIP Bill C262 finally reaches the Senate committee and Conservative skepticism

first_imgJustin Brake, Todd LamirandeAPTN NewsIf Bill C-262 is to pass before the House rises next month, some Conservative Senators will have to be convinced it won’t create new problems for Canada.On Tuesday Cree MP Romeo Saganash’s private members’ bill had its first day before the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples.If passed, it would require Canada to align its laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), which articulates the global minimum human rights standards for Indigenous Peoples.But the proposed legislation, introduced in the House of Commons by Saganash in 2016, could meet its demise on the order paper if its proponents, and witnesses who will address the committee in the coming days, don’t convince Conservative senators the bill won’t have unintended legal and economic consequences for Canada.“We all acknowledge that Canadians, I believe, overwhelmingly support the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,” Conservative Senator and committee Deputy Chair Scott Tannas told APTN News Tuesday.  But if [the bill] involves more court cases and economic disruption, they’re not in support of it,” he continued, adding Canadians have “never been asked that question.“We don’t know if they’re in support of it — but I suspect they’re not. So we need to get clarity around this, and that’s our job here in the Senate.”(From the left, NDP MP Romeo Saganash, Wilton Littlechild, and Senator Murray Sinclair at the Senate hearings Tuesday. Photo: Justin Brake/APTN)The committee heard from several witnesses Tuesday, including Saganash himself, and Senator Murray Sinclair, who is the bill’s senate sponsor and, a former judge and chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.“A lot is being made of the possibility that the U.N. Declaration itself is going to become the law of Canada by virtue of this bill, and that is not the case,” Sinclair said in his opening remarks to the committee Tuesday.“People need to stop suggesting that, because the only extent to which this bill will have an impact anywhere in that direction is that it will call upon Canada to look at its legislation and to make its legislation consistent with the principles that are set out in the Declaration.”The Act, specifically, would require the federal government, “in consultation and cooperation with indigenous peoples in Canada, [to] take all measures necessary to ensure that the laws of Canada are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”Laurie Sargent, an assistant deputy minister with Justice Canada, testified to the committee that the government, which supports C-262, would use the legislation as part of a “comprehensive approach” to achieving the goals of the UNDRIP.Sargent said the bill “provides a framework” for the feds to “ensure that federal laws contribute to achieving the objectives of the Declaration,” and that the work would be done “in cooperation, collaboration and consultation with Indigenous Peoples.”Cree Senator Mary Jane McCallum said concerns that C-262 would give Indigenous Peoples a “veto” over resource development projects has amounted to “fear mongering.”She said this notion “creates a conflict of interest with Parliamentarians supporting industry over First Nations’ rights.”(“We need to get clarity around this,” says Senator Scott Tannas of Bill C-262. Photo: Justin Brake/APTN)Joe Wild, a senior assistant deputy minister with Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, told the committee C-262 will help Canada implement UNDRIP.The bill, if passed, would require Crown-Indigenous Relations to report to Parliament annually on the progress made toward achieving the bill’s goal.Wild said the bill would hold decision-makers to account for their work implementing UNDRIP.“It also provides transparency for Canadians across the country in that they’ll be able to see that there is a plan and that they’ll then be able to judge for themselves [if] the measures the government is taking are adequate to implement the declaration,” he added.In 2016 former Liberal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould called the bill “unworkable,” saying it was a “political distraction to undertaking the hard work actually required to implement [UNDRIP] back home in communities.”Tannas asked Sargent if she could explain the government’s change in position, after Wilson-Raybould and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett stated the Liberals’ support for the bill in 2017.“There was a shift, and I’m not going to get into the reasons for that,” Sargent said, explaining that the bill was regarded as part of a “more ambitious plan to move the agenda of the U.N. Declaration forward. And in the end C-262 has carried through, whereas some of those other elements may not have.”Last year, against major pushback from First Nations leaders, the Trudeau government halted its plans to overhaul Indigenous rights-related legislation before the 2019 election.Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, who testified alongside Saganash and Sinclair, told the committee Tuesday that in his 25 years attending United Nations meetings in the fight for Indigenous rights, and in drafting the U.N. Declaration, that he is familiar with resistance to the human rights standards set out for Indigenous Peoples.“I can assure you I heard every single argument against a declaration, why we should not have a declaration,” he said.“We were only trying to catch up to the rest of the world. They had human rights. We didn’t. We wanted to catch up to the rest of the world. And the U.N. Declaration was one way to do it.”(NDP MP Romeo Saganash introduced Bill C-262 as a path towards reconciliation. Photo: Justin Brake/APTN)Saganash, a residential school survivor, told the committee C-262 is an important step toward reconciliation.“When I came out of residential school after 10 years, I set out to do two things,” he said.“One of them was to go back to the bush, live off the land, which I did for two years. But importantly, perhaps, was the promise to reconcile with the people who put me away for 10 years. And Bill C-262 represents that reconciliation for me.”Speaking with APTN after the committee hearing, Tannas said the Senate “has over the last 100 years traditionally not dealt very well with private members’ bills.“It’s just been one of those things,” he said, adding C-262 “is not getting treated in any different way than many private members’ bills that find their way into the Senate.”Tannas said in the coming days committee will hear from witnesses who will speak more to the concerns some have over C-262’s implications for Canadian law and economic uncertainty.Sanagash told APTN that the same concerns were already raised when the bill was sent to the House of Commons committee, which heard from more than 70 witnesses and experts.“The study of this bill has happened, and it’s been in the work for three decades now,” he said. “We’ve been discussing these rights, inherent rights, for the last three decades. So I think it’s important to move on now with reconciliation.”jbrake@aptn.ca@justinbrakenewslast_img read more

Expat oil worker hurt in Iraq row over Shiite insult

first_imgBASRA, Iraq: A foreign oil worker was hospitalized after being attacked at Iraq’s biggest oilfield where local residents accused him of insulting their religion, officials said Tuesday.They said the employee of US oil services firm Schlumberger, identified by Iraqi officials as a Briton, had on Monday tried to remove flags and pamphlets commemorating Imam Hussein, a venerated figure in Shiite Islam, just days before annual rituals marking his death.Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki also waded into the dispute, calling for the deportation of the oil worker, who he said was an engineer. “A British employee took down a flag for Hussein and a picture of Imam Ali (another key Shiite figure) from the cars of the security company, and tore them down with a knife,” said Ali Salim Shaddad, a member of the provincial council of Basra, which is predominantly Shiite Muslim.The incident took place at the Rumaila oilfield in south Iraq, where Britain’s BP and China’s CNPC have been working with oil services companies to ramp up output.“This provoked a group of workers, and they went and hit him repeatedly,” said Shaddad.“He was transferred to Al-Fayhaa hospital in Basra, and he is now in the custody of Iraqi forces.”Shaddad said there were demands for Schlumberger’s offices in Basra to be closed and its foreign staff deported.Maliki himself issued a statement calling for the oil worker to be deported, while also urging local residents to exercise restraint.The incident follows a similar one days earlier in which an Egyptian employee of Baker Hughes, another American oil services firm, also tried to remove flags commemorating Imam Hussein and Imam Ali from vehicles he was to use.It sparked protests which spurred the authorities to arrest the Egyptian, Shaddad said, on charges of insults against religion. The case is ongoing.The two incidents come amid commemorations marking the death of Imam Hussein in 680 AD at the hands of the armies of the caliph Yazid, which has over time come to mark the symbolic split between Islam’s Sunni and Shiite sects.To mark the occasion, millions of Shiites converge on the Iraqi city of Karbala, which houses a shrine to Imam Hussein.Several foreign energy firms, including from the US, Britain and China, are operating on oilfields across southern Iraq as the country seeks to overcome decades of war and sanctions to boost output and fund much-needed reconstruction.last_img read more

JVP accuses Maithripala of betraying people

However Silva said that Sirisena had now gone against the wishes of those very people who brought him to power by deciding to give Rajapaksa nominations.He said that Sirisena had also betrayed the political parties and civil society who had worked hard to ensure Rajapaksa and his family rule was brought to an end on January 8. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today accused President Maithripala Sirisena of betraying the people by giving nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the Parliament election under the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA).JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said that the statement issued by UPFA General Secretary Susil Premjayantha makes it official that Rajapaksa has been given nominations to contest the polls. “This is a betrayal of the mandate given to the President on January 8. In recent times this can be seen as the greatest betrayal,” Silva said at a media conference today. He recalled that a majority of the people in the country had voted against Mahinda Rajapaksa at the last Presidential election and backed Sirisena as President. Tilvin Silva said that the JVP will campaign for the Parliament elections by looking to ensure the January 8 revolution is not reversed on August 17. (Colombo Gazette) read more

UNs Iraq envoy meets with Mufti at Baghdad mosque

In his meeting with UN envoy Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, Sheikh Jamal Abdul Karim Al-Daban raised the issue of detainees, according to the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI). “Mr. Qazi and Sheikh Al-Daban also explored the means through which the United Nations can be more effective in facilitating educational and cultural projects in t Baghdad,” UNAMI said.

Pensioner claims his privacy has been invaded by neighbours children bouncing on

Mr Croucher said that when he approached his neighbours over the issue, they told him “it is my garden and we can do what we like”.He now feels “uncomfortable” tending to the memorial dedicated to his sister which is placed by the fence near the trampoline.Mr Croucher, along with his ex-partner, live in the four-bedroom property on Albert Road, which is managed by Fortis Living.He added: “We have lived here for 36 years and have brought up our five children in this house.”We are too old to move out and why should we when we have been here all these years?” He said: “When the family first bought the trampoline last year, they placed it in the middle of their garden. But on Sunday, they moved the trampoline closer to my fence. Now whenever the kids use it their heads bob up and can peer straight into my windows.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A furious pensioner is claiming his privacy is being invaded by the family next door whose children are able to look through his windows when bouncing on their trampoline.Derrick Croucher, who lives in Droitwich, Worcestershire, said he approached his neighbours over the issue but they refused to move the trampoline away from the fence dividing his and their gardens.The 71-year-old claims the youngsters can see into his garden and home when they bounce up and down outside.“I asked for their consideration on my privacy as it is upsetting and affecting our lives. It means we cannot go in the garden without being watched – it invades our privacy,” Mr Croucher said.He added: “I want the kids to play, but my argument is why has the trampoline got to be so close to my fence where it could cause damage? It is my fence, I want to make sure it doesn’t break. It also gives them an opportunity to see over into my garden and look through my windows into my house.”The father-of-five said the family originally placed the trampoline in the middle of their garden, but became upset by their decision to move it closer to his fence on February 17. read more