Scott Metzger, Jason Crosby And More Highlight Upcoming NYC Benefit Show

first_imgThe third annual Tree of Life benefit will take place on February 25th, 2017 at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Rough Trade NYC. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to Ferncliff Manor, Inc., a unique residential school and housing facility for children and adults with developmental disabilities located in Yonkers, NY. Tree of Life 3 will bring together some of the jam scene’s most talented musicians–including Scott Metzger, Jason Crosby and more–for seven sets of music featuring special collaborations and guest appearances. Tickets are available here.You can check out the full list of scheduled performances below:SET 1: Sunshine Becker* of Furthur will be joined by various friends and special guests performing as the Sunshine Garcia Band.SET 2: Jason Crosby, a member of Robert Randolph and the Family Band who has played with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Carlos Santana, Pete Seeger, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews will be joined by various friends and special guests.SET 3: Elliot Peck, (Midnight North) and Jesse Bardwell (The Quimby Mountain Band) will join together as Peck and Penn, playing an eclectic brand of original music.SET 4: Katie Jacoby, a diverse electric and acoustic violinist who tours with Ed Palermo’s Big Band will be performing a featured mini set.SET 5: Alexander Nelson (Walking Spanish) will be performing a duet with a special guest and will be joined by various friends.SET 6: Scott Metzger of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, will front his band WOLF!, a unique instrumental trio that includes Jon Shaw and Taylor Floreth. Jon Shaw recently played on Bob Weir’s 2016 album and tour. Taylor Floreth, a versatile drummer/percussionist, has shared the stage with Chris Barron, Franki Valli, Bill Sims Jr and many more.SET 7: Tree of Life Band will combine all the performing “friends” and special guests for the traditional late night Tree of Life Band jam.Other featured friends will include Alex Jordan (Midnight North, Cubensis)and Chris Crosby (Danke Baby).For ticket sales, information and sponsorship opportunities visit www.ferncliffmanor.orglast_img read more

Painting unveiled of College’s first African-American graduate

first_imgThe walls of Annenberg Hall are lined with Harvard luminaries: University alumni, professors, and benefactors depicted in paintings and sculptures. On Thursday, a new portrait joined the array, that of Richard Theodore Greener, Class of 1870, the first African-American to graduate from Harvard College.Greener was an outstanding Harvard undergraduate who won the prestigious Bowden Prize for elocution in his sophomore and senior years, and was a Class Day speaker at Commencement. A Stoughton Hall resident, he was well respected and went on to a distinguished career in education and public service.Greener’s portrait, by artist Stephen Coit ’71, was commissioned as part of the Portraiture Project, overseen by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations. S. Allen Counter, the foundation’s director, presided over the unveiling ceremony, which included a performance by the Kuumba Singers, an African-American student group directed by Sheldon Reid ’96. The group performed a musical arrangement of Maya Angelou’s poem “Still I Rise.”Richard Theodore Greener, Class of 1870, was a Stoughton Hall resident. The portrait was done by Stephen Coit, a Class of 1971 graduate. Courtesy of the Harvard FoundationReid, speaking briefly after the performance, called Greener a trailblazer. Reid spoke of the challenges faced by black Harvard students past and present, as did several Harvard College students who are active in African-American student organizations.On behalf of the Harvard Black Men’s Forum, Colin Marts ’16, said Greener’s portrait was “a small step in the right direction.” Thalia Orphee ’18, president of the Association of Black Harvard Women, noted that the overwhelming majority of portraits on campus — in Annenberg and elsewhere — depict white men. Greener’s presence, she said, “helps us begin to paint a more complete picture of Harvard’s history.”“His portrait represents an important change” in the University’s history, David L. Evans said, “but don’t let this be the last change. Continue the change.” Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerAfter graduating from Harvard, Greener became principal of the male department at the Philadelphia Institute for Colored Youth, which became Cheyney University. He later taught philosophy, mathematics, languages, and history at the University of South Carolina, where he also served as librarian and earned a law degree. Greener served on the Supreme Court of South Carolina and worked as a lawyer in the District of Columbia.  He later became a diplomat, holding positions including United States consul to Bombay, India, and Vladivostok, Russia. He was the first American to hold the latter post.David L. Evans, senior admissions officer for Harvard College (whose portrait hangs in Lamont Library), concluded the ceremony by exhorting the students present, some of whom he has advised and mentored, “Greener is a part of the Harvard community, but he also belongs to you.“His portrait represents an important change” in the University’s history, Evans said, “but don’t let this be the last change. Continue the change.”last_img read more

Why to move to Office 365 for credit unions

first_img continue reading » If you’ve been eyeing that shiny new Office 365 productivity suite, we totally get it. It boasts all the fancy features we love these days, such as simplified licensing, cost savings, and a cloud-based platform. It all sounds very well and good, but is Office 365 for credit unions all it’s cracked up to be?As some of you may remember, we asked a similar question back in 2013, and at the time, our answer was “no.” We felt that there were significant drawbacks to Office 365 that posed some risks to credit unions.For example, we were concerned about the loss of some control aspects, some of the security ramifications, and third-party plugin issues. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more