PHOTOS: Railroad Earth And Jeff Austin Band Pull Into Boston’s House Of Blues

first_imgOn Friday evening, February 16th, Americana-jam outfit Railroad Earth continued their extensive winter 2018 tour with a performance at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts. Jeff Austin Band served as the opener for the evening’s festivities, as he did the previous evening in Portland, Maine.You can check out the performance’s setlist below:SETLIST: Railroad Earth | House Of Blues | Boston, MA | 2/16/18Support: Jeff Austin BandSet 1: Head, Happy Song, Seven Story Mountain, All Alone, Any Road, The Jupiter and the 119 –> 12 WolvesSet 2: Black Elk Speaks –> Monkey, Just So You Know, Hangtown Ball, The Berkeley Flash, Walk Beside Me, Lovin’ You, Where Songs Begin –> Fisherman’s Blues, Warhead Boogie -> ‘Neath the StarsEncore: Cold WaterRailroad Earth’s winter 2018 tour continues with a performance this evening, Saturday, February 17th, at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, which will be webcast free of charge via Relix and Nugs.tv. This show also marks the last in their run with Jeff Austin Band.For a full list of Railroad Earth’s upcoming tour dates, you can head on over to the band’s website.Below, you can enjoy a complete gallery of photos from Railroad Earth and Jeff Austin Band’s performances at the House of Blues courtesy of photographer Kevin Cole of Old King Cole Photography. Load remaining images Photo: Kevin Colecenter_img Railroad Earth w/ Jeff Austin | House of Blues | Boston, MA | 2/16/18 | Photos: Kevin Colelast_img read more

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Recipe for a new Gen Ed course

first_imgIt’s one thing to understand the physics of sound, but quite another to build a synthesizer or figure out why the instrument resonates  better in one auditorium than another. In similar fashion, mastering the history of the black freedom struggle won’t necessarily help explain all that the #MeToo movement owes it.Starting this fall, 160 courses in the new College program in General Education are offering students the opportunity to engage with these questions and more, in ways that ask them to bridge the worlds of theory and practice across disciplines.In devising their Gen Ed courses, faculty members were asked to take creative, in-depth approaches to examining persistent, often provocative issues that affect students’ academic and social lives. The courses are distributed across four categories: Aesthetics and Culture; Ethics and Civics; Histories, Societies, Individuals; and Science and Technology in Society.How Music Works: Engineering the Acoustical WorldIn Robert Wood’s Gen Ed course, “How Music Works: Engineering the Acoustical World,” the Charles River Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) wants students to learn the fundamentals of engineering while giving them the opportunity to be curious about acoustic experiences in everyday life. He adapted the course from his prior offering in SEAS (ES25).In his new course, students build acoustic and electronic instruments as part of the lab component, and compose original pieces to be played on those instruments. The compositions will later be cut onto vinyl records as part of a unit on music storage and preservation. For Wood, bringing together Harvard’s rich scientific and musical traditions is one of the great joys of teaching the class.“I want to dispel the myth that these concepts are not for people who have little or no experience in engineering and computer science,” he said. “It would be great to have people come out of the course with the confidence to examine phenomena or devices that they wouldn’t have explored earlier.”Race and Justice,For Tommie Shelby, Gen Ed provides a space to teach through his discipline and address urgent questions with philosophical applications in daily life. The Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy designed his course “Race and Justice” as an avenue for those unfamiliar with philosophy to learn more about how it might be applied to public affairs and to encourage thoughtful engagement with issues and questions that are emotionally fraught and difficult to parse.“The point of ‘Race and Justice’ is to think harder about the issues at hand, because so many people regard both the questions and answers about racism as obvious,” he said. “Part of what I want to do with this course is unsettle that idea, and to show that the questions are much more complex and require much more systematic reflection than students have typically done at this point.”The class will consider hate speech and regulation, mass incarceration, discrimination, and integration, primarily through the lens of moral reasoning. Through class discussions and essays, students in Shelby’s course will be asked to formulate cogent, rational arguments to support positions on divisive issues.“This course is intellectual in the classical way of thinking about our sense of justice, but there’s a practical orientation that points beyond the world of Harvard,” said Shelby. “The world has been structured by racial injustice and, in light of this, students will have to think about how to be a responsible citizen of the country and of the world. This course is a small contribution to the process, but still an important one.”Texts in Transition,In Texts in Transition,” Ann Blair and Leah Whittington explore the development of translation, preservation, and use of texts, from cuneiform writing on clay tablets to text messages. They also bring attention to the role of archives, museums, and libraries in saving texts and making them accessible for future scholarship, as well as the processes of conservation that can occur outside of institutions.Whittington, a professor in the Department of English, points to the accidental preservation of papyrus scrolls as an example of the ways in which writing has been saved and discarded over thousands of years.“In Greco-Roman antiquity, poetry was highly prized and written on papyrus, but old papyrus scrolls were later used as material for wrapping mummies, which preserved them, along with the body of the dead person,” she said. “In the last 200 years, there’s been new interest in the writing on those papyrus rolls, and as a result we have poetry from 2,000 years ago that is preserved almost by accident.”For their semester-long project, students become “custodians” of a piece of writing and decide how and why to preserve it for future study. The process is designed to engage students with the conservation process and help them see the ways in which they apply the lessons of the course to texts in their own lives.“We want to sensitize students to the transformations involved in transmission: Texts are edited, presented and interpreted in new ways, as each generation plays a role in passing them down to the future,” said Blair, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor in the Department of History. “We also each affect the survival of the texts we write today by the decisions we make about what to delete and what to save and how. Those decisions have consequences we can’t always predict, because loss and survival are often also accidental, but at least we can be aware of the factors involved to inform our decisions.”Black Radicalism,In Robert Reid-Pharr’s course, “Black Radicalism,” students study also issues of race in and outside the classroom, with a focus on works by writers including James Baldwin, Angela Davis, and Frantz Fanon, published from the 1940s through the 1980s.The texts create a historical foundation for understanding contemporary protest movements like Black Lives Matter and #MeToo, which adopted some of the same methods employed by earlier activists to raise awareness about oppression. The final project will be a virtual museum hosted by the Harvard Library and Archives, with all objects curated by students.“The point of the museum project is to have the course not just be about what happened in the past, but also where radical movements are going,” said Reid-Pharr, a professor of studies of women, gender, and sexuality and of African and African American studies. “I’m excited that the students will get their hands dirty in the archives, to understand the ways in which the themes we talk about touch the institutions where they are.”For Reid-Pharr, Gen Ed not only provides an opportunity for students to learn more about his areas of expertise, but is also an opportunity to develop a different perspective on teaching.“I wanted to jump into Gen Ed in order to learn more about teaching in new ways that are more effective for student populations now,” he said. “I think the course will be a journey for the students, but also a journey for me.” Changes coming to Gen Ed 160 courses now offered, many of them new, Dean Claybaugh explains Relatedcenter_img Intensely personal, yet universal Harvard’s Gen Ed curriculum encourages broad and deep examinations of Big Questionslast_img read more

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CBA volleyball goes 2-1; ESM gets first win of season

first_img Tags: CBAESMgirls volleyballMPH Leading CBA’s group up front, Bella Roberson managed 12 kills and Gia Anthony earned 11 kills, with Makenna Shultz adding eight assists.This followed a season-opening sweep of Pulask on Dec. 4 where DeLorenzo had nine kills and 26 digs to lead the way.Delaney Della Donna had seven kills and 10 digs, while Lauren Griffith had 15 assists and four kills. Bella Roberson contributed four kills and five blocks. CBA saw its win streak halted Wednesday at Cortland against a Purple Tigers who had rallied from a two-set deficit to knock off defending sectional Class B champion Chittenango earlier in the week.Not having a letdown, Cortland rolled past the Brothers 25-13, 25-7, 25-19, led by Kayci Olson, who had six kills, and Grace Call, who earned 11 assists.But CBA was able to roar back on Thursday night and beat Weedsport in four sets, surrendering the first set before taking over in a 17-25, 25-14, 25-14, 25-15 decision.East Syracuse Minoa returned to action Thursday night, traveling to Central Valley Academy, where the Spartans were able to get its first win of the season, but it required five sets.Having lost 25-15 to the Thunder in the opener, ESM won the second set 25-20. Then CVA rolled through the third set 25-14, but again the Spartans fought back, winning the fourth 25-19.A 25-18 victory in the final set completed ESM’s comeback as Olivia Fortuno and Skyler Mahoney each had seven kills, with Alana Day and Ariana Costanzo getting four kills apiece. Costanzo earned seven assists and Helaina Scolaro finished with 12 digs.With this newfound momentum, ESM prevailed again on Saturday, splitting its first two sets with Vernon-Verona-Sherrill 25-16, but then edging the Red Devils 25-21 and 25-23 in the next two sets to win it.Day finished with 16 assists and six digs, while up front Costanzo had eight kills, to go with seven digs and four assists. Fortuno managed nine kills and three aces. Scolaro had nine digs, three aces and three kills, Mahoney adding four kills.Manlius-Pebble Hill, which dropped its first match of the season to Chittenango on Dec. 5, fell again last Monday night against Weedsport, taking a 25-14, 25-9, 25-19 defeat to the Warriors.Two nights later, hosting Faith Heritage, the Trojans were close in the first two sets, but the Saints were still able to prevail 25-20, 25-23, 25-13. Then MPH had its own match with Port Byron on Friday and lost 25-10, 25-12, 25-19 to the Panthers.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img As the only area winter girls volleyball team to win during the opening week of the regular season, Christian Brothers Academy was intent on maintaining that good form.The Brothers did so in last Monday’s match against Port Byron, where it won the first set 26-24 and, after absorbing a 25-20 defeat in the second set, split the next two sets before taking the final set 25-9 to prevail.Kristen DeLorenzo was superb on defense, recording 48 digs and earning 14 aces. Delaney Della Donna had 11 aces, 15 digs and eight kills, while Lauren Griffith got 17 assists.last_img read more

"CBA volleyball goes 2-1; ESM gets first win of season"