Ben & Jerry’s Share Origins Of Phish Food On 20th Anniversary [Watch]

first_imgBen & Jerry’s came out with their famed “Phish Food” ice cream 20 years ago today. The two business owners, Ben and Jerry, considered themselves “lucky to be associated” with the band, their fans, and the culture that comes along with Phish, even joining them on stage in 1996 at Clifford Ball. The history of the ice cream brand is pretty unique, and the story is told in this newly released video.The ice cream company is the only time that Phish has given their name to a product, drummer Jon Fishman explains in the video interview. They decided to do so as an alternative way to raise funds that could be donated to charity. In 1997, Phish established The WaterWheel Foundation with royalties of Phish Food.The WaterWheel Foundation chooses non-profits from a large sphere of needs including social services, primarily those benefitting women and children; environmental, with a focus on clean water and land conservation with public access; as well as food banks, urban gardening and the like. Thanks to the generosity of the fans, since its creation WaterWheel’s Touring Division has donated over $1,000,000 to more than 425 groups.Watch the full video below:last_img read more

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Announce Second Leg Of National Tour

first_imgThe Chris Robinson Brotherhood are on quite a roll, adding a 35-date second leg to their 50+ show calendar in support of their new studio album – due out July 21. The Barefoot In The Head tour, which stretches from September through November, covers much of the U.S. with stops across the Gulf Coast, Southeast, Northeast and Midwest.Along the way, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood will return to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, make their first ever performance at the historic Columbus Theatre in Providence, RI and play three two-night stands at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA, Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC and Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA.In addition to their previously announced dates, which includes a performance with Donavon Frankenreiter at the Stone Pony Summerstage, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood will kick off the September run off with three shows in Florida supporting Blackberry Smoke. The remainder of the dates will be “An Evening With…” headline performances featuring two sets each night.“After six years of solid touring with this band, we can still roll into Fayetteville, Arkansas on a Tuesday night and have the most fun of any musical thing I’ve ever been a part of. We don’t have the weight of responsibility or nostalgia, which means we’re in the very psychedelic situation of getting to be totally honest and create everything in the moment,” says Chris Robinson in a press release. “The music that we make, the concerts that we play, it’s this world we’ve created for ourselves and our people. We want everybody to understand that no matter where you are in your life that you can always be barefoot in your head. There’s always this other place you can go.”Listen to Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s latest single “High Is Not The Top” from their upcoming album below, and head to the band’s website for more information.CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD (new dates are bold)Barefoot In The Head U.S. Tour DatesJuly 7 – Veneta, OR – Oregon Country FairAugust 5 – Petaluma, CA – Petaluma Music FestivalAugust 9 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake AmphitheatreAugust 10 – Asheville, NC – The Orange PeelAugust 11 – Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s LiveAugust 12 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson TheatreAugust 13 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On StageAugust 15 – Portsmouth, NH – The Music HallAugust 17 – Manunuck, RI – Ocean MistAugust 18 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage **August 19 – Boston, MA – House of BluesAugust 20 – Holyoke, MA – Gateway City ArtsAugust 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s TheatreAugust 23 – State College, PA – The State TheatreAugust 24 – Ithaca, NY – The HauntAugust 25 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville TheaterAugust 26 – Washington, DC – The 9:30 ClubSeptember 7 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheater * September 8 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater * September 9 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing * September 10 – Orlando, FL – The Social September 12 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall September 14 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse September 15 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse September 16 – Macon, GA – Cox Capitol Theatre September 17 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic TheatreSeptember 19 – Chattanooga, TN – Revelry Room September 21 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford September 22 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre September 23 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond FestivalSeptember 24 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theater September 26 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger September 28 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall September 29 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre September 30 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre October 1 – Nashville, TN – Third & Lindsley October 3 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage October 5 – Norfolk, CT – Infinity Hall October 6 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall October 7 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall November 2 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury November 3 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre November 4 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall November 5 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground November 7 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall November 9 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre November 11 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues November 12 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection November 14 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall November 16 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe November 17 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom November 18 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall November 19 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre* w/ Blackberry Smoke** w/ Donavon Frankenreiter[photo by Andrew O’Brien]last_img read more

Floating classroom

first_imgPutting problem sets, papers, studying, and exams behind them, a small group of Harvard students brought together by Professor Melissa Franklin built their own boat, going from raw materials to finished product in just five days and then launching the vessel on the Charles River.“It didn’t sink,” said Franklin, the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics, with a laugh. “Getting that tiny boat out on the water was more fun than they expected because it was something they built themselves. I think every American at some point in their lives wants to build a boat and float down the Mississippi or drift away someplace.”Franklin said the idea behind the project was to give students an atypical Harvard experience, and to explore the possibility of expanding the exercise into a class.“I had this idea that every student at Harvard should build something with their hands because there just aren’t a lot of opportunities to do that here. These students had never held a jigsaw before they started this project,” said Franklin, who is also chair of the Physics Department. “I can imagine a course where you build a boat from a set of plans, and then move on to maybe designing a boat and using advanced tools. Part of the idea of doing projects is to allow the students to learn through their hands, and for me, to use pedagogy like a glue gun and squeeze it out in the right places.”For Phillip Yao, a recent graduate of the College who is preparing to continue his studies at the University of Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, the challenge was unique — and rewarding.“I have never built anything like this before, so it really has been an interesting experience for me,” said Yao, a physics concentrator. “At first, it seems like we were just creating these random pieces and I wasn’t really sure how they were going to all fit together. But it’s been really cool to see it all come together.”Yao’s roommate and fellow ’13 grad Nolan Pollock said the project demanded high concentration and thinking — and fixing — on the fly.“You really have to pay attention to detail because you have pieces with delicate angles and your cuts have to be precise. And when they’re not, you have to problem-solve, which really taught me a lot.”The other students on the project were Jessica Rucinski, who will graduate from the College in December, Piotr Galuszka ’14, and Laura Jeanty, who just received her Ph.D. in physics.Working with designs provided by California-based Stevenson Projects, the students started with a sheet of plywood that had to be cut, bent, and shaped. They sanded, assembled, sealed the seams, and primed and painted. The boat was named S.S. Franklin in honor of their teacher.“When you make something from scratch it really makes you appreciate all of the work and the quality of materials that goes into it. It really makes me realize how difficult it is to get quality, hand-crafted products now,” said Jeanty. “And this has been great because it has been a week when you’re not in front of the computer.”Getting into the tiny boat was not easy, and adjustments had to be made so the students wouldn’t hit their legs when they pulled the oars. But its maiden voyage was a successful one.“I really do think this idea has the potential to go places,” Franklin said.last_img read more

The world’s surgeon

first_imgJohn Meara has been named the inaugural incumbent of the Kletjian Professorship in Global Surgery at Harvard Medical School, among the first global surgery professorships to be established at an academic institution.The professorship is funded by a $4 million gift from the Steven C. and Carmella R. Kletjian Foundation.“John Meara is a leader in the field of global surgery and an outstanding member of our faculty,” said Jeffrey S. Flier, HMS dean. “We are grateful for the generosity of Carmella Kletjian and the Kletjian Foundation for creating this professorship, which honors John and which will help establish and expand an academic foundation for global surgery. I am delighted that they chose to do this at HMS.” Read Full Storylast_img

Campus-wide Stations provide Lenten reflection

first_imgIn a public display of devotion, students and faculty traversed campus last night to participate in the annual campus-wide Stations of the Cross.Assistant director of undergraduate ministry Kate Barrett said if students have not previously participated in Stations as part of their Lenten experience, the event provides the opportunity to see “one of the oldest and most treasured ways that we as a Church throughout the world enter into Jesus’ passion.”“Even if they have grown up participating in the Stations of the Cross in their home parishes, this is a unique way to celebrate the holiest week of the Church year,” she said.According to Barrett, the event began 20 years ago through the efforts of Notre Dame Folk Choir director Steve Warner and Fr. Tom McDermott.In recent years, Barrett said most of the planning starts in the winter and involves getting as many people as possible involved as readers, cross-bearers and musicians.“The Glee Club, the Chorale and groups of trumpet players from the Notre Dame Band all help provide music along with the Folk Choir,” she said. “Typically groups of students from many halls, led by the hall liturgical or spiritual commissioners, take on the responsibility of ‘sponsoring’ the various stops along the way – so they find the readers and cross-bearers for each station.”Reflections for the event are written by Holy Cross priests Kevin Grove and Drew Gawrych, Barrett said.“[The reflections] are beautiful and give us a great connection to the spirituality of our founding religious community,” she said.Over the years, Barrett said students have visited residence halls including Sorin and Lyons, academic buildings such as Bond Hall and campus landmarks such as the reflecting pool at the Hesburgh Library.“Even when it’s really cold out, like this year, the experience is well worth it,” she said. “They may never have the opportunity again to participate with such a large group of people.”Senior Maria Corsaro said she attended the Stations of the Cross event the past two years.“I go to this event year after year because I think it’s a good way to connect with my faith and to remind myself of Jesus’s journey on Easter,” she said. “I think that sometimes we forget just how much Jesus went through on Easter for all of us.“The campus-wide Stations of the Cross helps me to remember everything that Jesus suffered through. I really like the feeling of being a part of the large community of people on this journey around campus.”Corsaro said her favorite part of the experience is the sense of community that accompanies the journey around campus with a large group of people.“I love the sense of community that comes from so many people being together like this,” she said. “With students and families from South Bend, I really feel that everyone comes together for this event.”Even after the Easter season, Corsaro said she continues to associate different areas on campus with the Station of the Cross she saw there.“I think that this is something special and unique to this event,” she said.Junior Katelyn Virga said she decided to partake in the campus-wide event for the first time this year.“Stations of the Cross is a powerful way to honor the passion of Jesus,” she said. “It reminds us of Jesus’s sacrifice in a very tangible way, and it provides us with an excellent opportunity to reflect on the season.”Virga said she would absolutely recommend the event to other students.“Stations of the Cross is a moving way to celebrate your faith with others, and to ‘walk with Jesus’ in an almost literal sense,” she said. “Notre Dame is a great place to grow in faith, and Stations of the Cross is a unique way to do that.”Tags: Easter Season, Lent, Stations of the Crosslast_img read more

Annie Baker & More Tapped for Signature Theatre’s 2016-17 Season

first_imgAnnie Baker(Photo: Bruce Glikas) Works from Pulitzer winner Annie Baker, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Will Eno and more have been slated for Signature Theatre’s 2016-17 season. The productions will all play at off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center.Baker’s The Antipodes is one of a trio of world premieres scheduled. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, the production will begin on April 4, 2017. Meanwhile, Jacobs-Jenkins’ Everybody, a modern riff on one of the oldest plays in the English language, is set to bow for the first time on January 31, 2017, also helmed by Neugebauer. Eno’s A New Play will make its debut on February 7, 2017.Other shows joining the lineup include “Master Harold” … and the boys, written and directed by Athol Fugard, which will begin on October 18 as part of the Legacy program. In a small tea shop in South Africa, two black men and a young white boy joke and dance together, defying the brutalities of apartheid through their joyous love. But festering issues of family, race, and power are not so easy to ignore, and a single phone call can trigger catastrophe.As previously announced, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks is the 2016-17 Residency One playwright: productions attached to her tenure include The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Venus and The Red Letter Plays: In the Blood and Fucking A. View Commentslast_img read more

CUNA continues engagement as CHOICE markup proceeds

first_imgThe markup of Rep. Jeb Hensarling’s (R-Texas) Financial CHOICE Act continued Wednesday with votes on a number of amendments, most of which did not pass. During discussions, Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) cited a credit union member who wrote to her about the importance of regulatory relief for credit unions.Wagner quoted an employee of First Community CU, Chesterfield, Mo., who said she was unable to meet the mortgage needs of a longtime member looking to purchase a new house.“[The credit union] wrote to me and wants to know why they can’t give, under CFPB rules, a loan to a member in good standing, with credit that was perfect, a home mortgage loan?” said Wagner, who chairs the House Financial Services subcommittee on oversight and investigations.The committee considered, but ultimately voted down, an amendment that would remove language from the CHOICE Act that would repeal the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule.CUNA backs repeal of the rule, as it has concerns about the possible impact on credit union members’ ability to receive services to invest and save. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

8 ways to give back beyond #GivingTuesday

first_img#GivingTuesday has joined Black Friday and Cyber Monday as post-Thanksgiving traditions, but in contrast to those shopping days, this one is about the holiday spirit that extends beyond spending.Created in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y in New York City, the simple idea of celebrating and encouraging giving has gone global. According to the organization, the purpose of the day is to bring people together around the values of service and giving back. That sounds like a good fit for the credit union movement, which recognizes “Concern for the Community” as a cooperative principle.Giving back for credit unions is a year-round activity that occurs in shapes and forms as diverse as the communities they serve. To celebrate that fact, here are eight examples from the year nearly past. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Binghamton men’s basketball set to tip off Dec. 5

first_imgVESTAL (WBNG) — The Binghamton men’s basketball team will begin its non-conference schedule Saturday, December 5. The schedule has been revised a number of times, and the current schedule is subject to change depending on COVID-19 protocols. Fans are not allowed to be in attendance. Games will be broadcast on ESPN+ or ESPN 3. Following the home opener, the men will head to Marist Sunday, December 6. They return home to host Quinnipiac Saturday, December 12 at 2 p.m. The Bearcats are set to begin conference play the weekend beforehand, as they host Stony Brook Saturday and Sunday December 19-20. The Bearcats will host MAAC member Marist, for a 2 p.m. tip-off. Binghamton’s fourth non-conference game is a home game against Canisius on Tuesday, December 22. last_img

Ray Parlour predicts who will replace Granit Xhaka as captain vs Liverpool

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Ray Parlour predicts who will replace Granit Xhaka as captain vs Liverpool Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Oct 2019 11:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link110Shares Could Ozil captain Arsenal against Liverpool? (Picture: Getty Images)Current incumbant Granit Xhaka is under fire after taunting and swearing at Arsenal fans in a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday and Emery is expected to take him out of the firing line on Wednesday night.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd Parlour thinks Ozil could be the one to step in and captain the side as they look to book their spot in the quarter-finals of the competition.‘It might be Ozil. It’ll be interesting,’ Parlour told The Debate.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Bellerin will probably come in, he’s been there many years now. Whether he can be captain material, I’m not too sure.‘Rob Holding is another one at centre-half, can he be captain material? We’ll have to wait and see.‘It’ll be interesting to see who is captain. I think if Ozil starts, I think he’s the one who will probably get the captain’s armband.’Who should captain Arsenal against Liverpool?Ozil0%Holding 0%Bellerin0%Other0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang abused by Arsenal fans after Granit Xhaka meltdown during Crystal Palace drawMORE: David Seaman slams Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka but praises Unai Emery’s ‘brilliant’ response Comment Xhaka has come under fire (Picture: Getty Images)Ray Parlour thinks Mesut Ozil could be given the nod to captain Arsenal against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, if Unai Emery decides to select the out-in-the-cold playmaker.Ozil has made just two starts for the Gunners this season but could come back into the fold with Emery set to rotate his squad for the cup tie with the Premier League leaders.Despite his lack of playing time in recent weeks, Parlour thinks Ozil will be in Emery’s thoughts as he looks to select a captain.last_img read more