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Ghost Light, New Project With Tom Hamilton & Holly Bowling, Announces Additional Spring Shows

first_imgToday, Ghost Light, the highly anticipated new project from Tom Hamilton, Holly Bowling, Steve Lyons, Raina Mullen, and Scotty Zwang, added to their already extensive lists of tour dates in March and April of 2018. In addition to one new show on March 31st in Seattle, WA, the band also announced seven new dates in May, including a three-night run across Colorado’s Front Range. The May dates will also see Ghost Light travel to Chicago, IL; Grand Rapids, MI; Ann Arbor, MI; and Cleveland, OH.EXCLUSIVE: Tom Hamilton & Holly Bowling Talk New Band, Ghost Light, & The Grateful DeadLive For Live Music spoke to Tom Hamilton and Holly Bowling about Ghost Light and more aboard last month’s Jam Cruise. Hamilton had the following to say about Ghost Light’s forthcoming debut album (due out during the second half of 2018) and how the record will differ from the group’s live shows:What the record is going to be is not like what the live show is going to be. An album is a statement, you know? It’s a document and snapshot of a particular moment in time, so we have that hat on. But when it comes to taking that album and bringing it into the live arena, that’s when we turn ourselves back into the improvisers that we all are. We get to really see what these songs can do and where they can go and how they can change and grow—and this is with all the music that we’ll play. Whatever it is, whether it’s just the songs on the record or any other music we play, it’s all gonna be ‘whatever happens.’ We just want to out there and try to do something beautiful and interesting every night.You can check out the newly added Ghost Light dates below, as well as a complete list of the band’s upcoming tour plans. You can find ticket links for specific shows at www.ghostlightband.com.UPCOMING GHOST LIGHT TOUR DATES:^: Newly Added DateMarch 20th – Winstons – San Diego, CAMarch 21st – The Mint – Los Angeles, CAMarch 23rd & 24th – Terrapin Crossroads – San Rafael, CAMarch 27th – Humboldt Brews – Arcata, CA^March 28th – HiFi Lounge – Eugene, ORMarch 29th – Volcanic Theater Pub – Bend, ORMarch 30th – Mission Theater – Portland, ORMarch 31st – LoFi – Seattle, WAApril 11th – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NYApril 12th – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PAApril 13th – The Acoustic – Bridgeport, CTApril 14th – Thunder Road – Boston, MAApril 17th – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DCApril 18th – Lincoln Theater – Raleigh, NCApril 19th – 5 Points Sanctuary – Roanoke, VAApril 20th – Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC^May 10th – Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO^May 11th – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO^May 12th – Globe Hall – Denver, CO^May 16th – City Winery – Chicago, IL^May 17th – Founders Brewery – Grand Rapids, MI^May 18th – Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI^May 19th – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OHlast_img read more

A justice reformer

first_imgThis is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.Dominique Erney was a child when she saw the devastating effects of the criminal justice system on incarcerated people and their families.“I have family members on both sides that have been incarcerated throughout my life, so the system is something that I was very intimately aware of as a young person,” said Erney, who was born and raised in Gainesville, Fla. “When I came to college, I was able to step back from my own personal experience and realize that mass incarceration isn’t just happening in my life, but it’s a systemic issue that I could study.”In her years at Harvard, Erney ’19 has focused on reforming the criminal justice system through public policy, electoral politics, and academic research. Blending the personal with the political and moving between the spheres of theory and practice is familiar territory for Erney, who grew up navigating in different worlds in her own family.“On my mom’s side, I’m a first-generation college student, and my father didn’t go to college, but my paternal grandparents are highly educated,” she said. “I’m also biracial, and throughout my childhood I was back and forth between worlds, code-switching a lot” across divisions of race and class.Learning those dichotomies helped Erney adjust to new or difficult circumstances, including the transition from her hometown and school, which she attended for 13 years, to life in the Northeast and at Harvard.“I had a very nontraditional upbringing, but even when my parents were struggling, I didn’t feel destabilized,” she said. “I’ve had to adapt to many situations in my life, and I knew I would be able to make it here and settle in.”Once on campus, the worlds of politics and theater became twin pillars of support for Erney. She got involved in politics through the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics (IOP) and the Harvard College Democrats. In her first year, her commitment to criminal justice reform crystallized at a seminar hosted by the IOP’s Politics of Race and Ethnicity (PRE) program with Elizabeth Hinton. Hinton, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Social Sciences in the Department of History and the Department of African and African American Studies, brought a community organizer from Los Angeles, who had been incarcerated, to speak to the group.“He went through the things he would fix about the prison system, which made me think about my family members and how they had gone through the same thing,” said Erney. “It really touched me, and I thought, why couldn’t I be the person who is part of this group that is going to fix this?”Erney attacked the issue head-on in all facets of her life at Harvard. The social studies and African American studies concentrator served on the executive committees of the College Democrats and the PRE program and wrote her senior thesis on the role of plea bargains in the continuing subjugation of black Americans. She also spent two summers in Washington, D.C., working first at the Justice Policy Institute and then at the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Prison Project.“My summer jobs were crucial because they showed me that I was learning something worthwhile and useful to the sphere that I want to work in after graduation,” she said. “It was important to ground myself in the work, so that I could have an informed opinion when it came time to write my thesis.”Anya Bassett, the director of studies and a senior lecturer in social studies who served as Erney’s academic adviser, was impressed by her thorough approach to complex issues. “Dominique stands out for her intellect and the way she combines her deep moral commitment to social justice with the work that she does on criminal justice reform,” said Bassett. “She is a student who pushes us to the limits of possibility, and is always thinking about how to make the world better.”With the College Democrats, where she was vice president in 2018, Erney participated in the political side of change-making during the 2016 and 2018 elections. Working on campaigns across New England helped her understand how issues such as criminal justice reform, health care, and immigration affected people outside of her academic and political orbits.“Campaigning definitely made me feel closer to the issues that I cared about in the abstract,” said Erney. “When you’re knocking on people’s doors to talk to them, those issues are not abstract at all. You find out whether the things you spent a lot of time thinking about matter or don’t matter to people.”Erney’s involvement with the College Democrats was also a way to channel the energy and focus she poured into musical theater as a child. A prolific performer since age 5, Erney loved the way plays brought people together for a common goal. At Harvard, she worked as a producer and stage manager for productions including the freshman musical “All’s Fair!” and “Macbeth.”“Being in a musical with people is about working toward opening night and the run of the show, producing a good product, and having fun,” Erney said. “That bond and engagement you feel with people is something I’m attracted to, and campaigning ties that together with values that I care about a lot. The camaraderie you build with people is intense and is unlike many other things I’ve experienced.”As Erney wraps up her senior year, her plans are intrinsically tied to the future of the reform movement.“Criminal justice reform intersects with so many different fields and you can work on it from many angles,” said Erney. “At some point, I want to go to law school and become a public defender, but I also want to work in advocacy. I’m committed to this issue in whatever I do next.” The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

Bayern visit slumping Schalke in German Cup after banner shame

first_imgAfter comprehensive wins in Europe and the Bundesliga over the past week, Bayern Munich will switch their attention to the German Cup on Tuesday against an out-of-sorts Schalke in the quarter-finals. Bayern Munich are unbeaten in 13 games in all competitions Bayern marked themselves out as Champions League title contenders with a 3-0 rout of Chelsea in London last week, backing it up in a 6-0 win at Hoffenheim despite the loss of star forward Robert Lewandowski to injury. Philippe Coutinho scored twice and Thomas Mueller contributed two assists in the Pole’s absence, but the game was overshadowed by a banner attacking Hoffenheim’s billionaire investor Dietmar Hopp. It was the latest in a series of insults directed towards Hopp, an unpopular figure among German football fans for circumventing the league’s traditional fan-ownership model to invest vast sums in the village club. Bayern have founded an “anti-hate” committee which will work closely with the police in Mannheim over the offensive banner unfurled at Hoffenheim’s stadium. Club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said the culprits “must of course expect to be punished by Bayern Munich. We don’t want to see this hateful face of FC Bayern any more.” “We can’t go back to business as usual,” he added. He said the committee would help the police identify those responsible “and also look at how we deal with this issue in the future.” Bayern are heavy favourites to overcome a Schalke side whose promising early-season form has tailed off dramatically, with just one win in their past nine league games. “It’s going to be a difficult game and the team know that going in. But we’ll take on the challenge,” said Schalke coach David Wagner. “We know we’re underdogs. Sometimes it works in your favour though, knowing that you simply never know what’s going to happen in any given game.” Bayern are unbeaten in 20 matches against Schalke in all competitions and thrashed the Royal Blues 5-0 in Munich at the end of January. In-form Bayer Leverkusen, fifth in the top flight, have qualified for the Europa League last 16 and are at home to Union Berlin on Wednesday, while Eintracht host Werder Bremen. Read Also: NBA warns players over interactions with fansThe latter tie is a reverse of Sunday’s fixture that was postponed after Eintracht’s Europa League second leg in Austria was pushed back 24 hours because of storms.Fourth-tier Saarbrucken meet Bundesliga strugglers Fortuna Duesseldorf in the first quarter-final on Tuesday.FixturesTuesdaySaarbrucken v Fortuna Duesseldorf (1730), Schalke v Bayern Munich (1945)WednesdayBayer Leverkusen v Union Berlin (1730), Eintracht Frankfurt v Werder Bremen (1945)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth7 Biggest Celebrity Endorsement DealsSuch A Sweet Life Story Of The Youngest Queen In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Everything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonCare To Try A Glow-In-The-Dark Doughnut?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time? Loading… last_img read more

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