Chris Robinson Brotherhood have announced 30+ headlining dates scheduled for this October and November. Currently in the middle of an extensive summer tour, the newly announced tour will take them across “Freak America” with two sets and three hours of music a night.Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s fall tour will kick off at Higher Ground in Burlington, followed by a handful of dates in the Northeast. Next, they’ll blanket the Midwest, making stops along the way at Majestic Theatre in Madison, First Avenue in Minneapolis and Delmar Music Hall in St. Louis. From there the tour heads to the Southeast, highlighted by shows at Variety Playhouse in Robinson’s former hometown of Atlanta, The Orange Peel in Asheville and two nights at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh. They conclude the run back in the Northeast, including appearances at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, two nights at Ardmore Music Hall just outside of Philadelphia, and their first-ever performance at the new(ish) Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY.Additionally, new music from the Chris Robinson Brotherhood is on the way. Barefoot In The Head, the band’s sixth full-length record, was recently completed at Brotherhood Arts Laboratory in Unicorn, CA and is set for a 2019 release. Plans are also being finalized for the 4th edition of the CRB live recording series ‘Betty’s Blends’ captured and produced by legendary recording engineer and Grateful Dead-archivist Betty Cantor-Jackson. Read Live For Live Music’s interview with Cantor-Jackson and Robinson about how CRB helped Betty rediscover her love for recording live music here.Check out the new dates below, followed by the full tour schedule for Chris Robinson Brotherhood 2018. For more information, or to grab tickets, head over to the band’s website.Chris Robinson Brotherhood New October-September DatesOctober 3 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground BallroomOctober 5 – Holyoke, MA – Gateway City ArtsOctober 7 – Homer, NY – Center for the Arts of HomerOctober 9 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde TheatreOctober 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – The IntersectionOctober 12 – Madison, WI – Majestic TheatreOctober 13 – Minneapolis, MN – First AvenueOctober 14 – Peoria, IL – Monarch Music HallOctober 16 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar HallOctober 18 – Chattanooga, TN – Walker TheatreOctober 19 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & LindsleyOctober 20 – Atlanta, GA – Variety PlayhouseOctober 21 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music HallOctober 23 – Asheville, NC – The Orange PeelOctober 25 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreOctober 26 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreOctober 27 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVaOctober 28 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood TheatreOctober 30 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music HallOctober 31 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls TheatreSeptember 1 – Tuolumne, CA – Strawberry Music FestivalSeptember 6 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music HallSeptember 7 – New Orleans, LA – Joy TheaterSeptember 8 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing CompanySeptember 9 – Oxford, MS – The LyricSeptember 13 – Jackson, MS – Duling HallSeptember 14 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music HallSeptember 15 – Austin, TX – Scoot InnSeptember 16 – Dallas, TX – Canton HallSeptember 18 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee TheatreSeptember 20 – Anaheim, CA – House of BluesNovember 2 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music HallNovember 3 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music HallNovember 4 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn SteelNovember 6 – Portland, ME – Port City Music HallNovember 8 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson TheatreNovember 9 – Washington, DC – 9:30 ClubNovember 10 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock ClubNovember 11 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert HallNovember 13 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon ClubNovember 15 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall HartfordNovember 16 – Norfolk, CT – Infinity HallNovember 17 – Buffalo, NY – Town BallroomNovember 18 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s HallView New Tour DatesComplete Chris Robinson Brotherhood Tour DatesJuly 24 – Providence, RI – Fete Music HallJuly 26 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone PonyJuly 27 – Patchogue, NY – Stereo Garden LIJuly 28 – Beverly, MA – The CabotJuly 29 – Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance CenterJuly 31 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head LiveAugust 2 – Richmond, VA – The NationalAugust 3 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake AmphitheaterAugust 4 – Maryville, TN – The Shed Smokehouse & Juke JointAugust 5 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century TheatreAugust 7 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National CentreAugust 9 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner HallAugust 10 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Beer GardenAugust 11 – Kitchener, ON – Kitchener Blues FestivalAugust 18 – Big Sky, MT – Moonlight MusicFestSeptember 21-22 – Big Sur, CA – Freaks For The FestivalOctober 3 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground BallroomOctober 5 – Holyoke, MA – Gateway City ArtsOctober 6 – Burlingham, NY – Catskills Wine & Food FestivalOctober 7 – Homer, NY – Center for the Arts of HomerOctober 9 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde TheatreOctober 11 – Grand Rapids, MI – The IntersectionOctober 12 – Madison, WI – Majestic TheatreOctober 13 – Minneapolis, MN – First AvenueOctober 14 – Peoria, IL – Monarch Music HallOctober 16 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar HallOctober 18 – Chattanooga, TN – Walker TheatreOctober 19 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & LindsleyOctober 20 – Atlanta, GA – Variety PlayhouseOctober 21 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music HallOctober 23 – Asheville, NC – The Orange PeelOctober 25 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreOctober 26 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreOctober 27 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVaOctober 28 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood TheatreOctober 30 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music HallOctober 31 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s TheatreNovember 2 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music HallNovember 3 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music HallNovember 4 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn SteelNovember 6 – Portland, ME – Port City Music HallNovember 8 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson TheatreNovember 9 – Washington, DC – 9:30 ClubNovember 10 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock ClubNovember 11 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert HallNovember 13 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon ClubNovember 15 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall HartfordNovember 16 – Norfolk, CT – Infinity HallNovember 17 – Buffalo, NY – Town BallroomNovember 18 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s HallView All Tour Dates
The first-ever Phish Studies Conference will take place May 17–19 at Oregon State University. For much of the Phish community, scholarship is a foreign idea. The enigmatic world of academic conferences and peer-reviewed journals is something that only those in academia are privy to. But for those academics participating in the conference, the chance to blend their livelihoods with their passions is nothing short of a dream come true. For the rest of the Phish community, this is their chance to witness something monumental: the birth of a new academic discipline to validate the deep level of thinking in which this community regularly engages.It was only a matter of time before this happened. The Phish community grew out of east coast college students in the 80s and 90s who eventually had to pursue greater goals beyond Phish tour when the band began their series of hiatuses. This is an intelligent group of people who, for the most part, participate in complex and intellectually inspiring conversations about the band all the time. Fans use their college-born skills to dissect every nuance of the band and this community because, well, because Phish is our life, and who doesn’t want to delve into a conversation about the meaning of life?In fact, there is even a whole discipline dedicated to Fandom Studies. These scholars explain how fandom enhances our lives by allowing us to participate in meaningful discourse, similar to academic communities—which, essentially, are the only places that adults are able to consistently engage in the philosophical engagement that many crave. The fans participating in the conference, a group of the most non-traditional scholars you will ever meet, are men and women who have used the band and the community as case studies for their disciplines of choice in order to gain status as PhDs.This is no easy feat. Academics are stuffy by nature and have very particular views about what constitutes an acceptable area of study. Most do not see modern day jam bands as a good example of groundbreaking research. But why not? We all agree that Phish stands out as a leader in the jam band community, with the unique way they have brought together a neat little community of people who have dedicated a large chunk of their existence to participation in the rituals that are required to be a fan. Ask a fan his or her opinion on a show, a set, an individual jam, and you are likely to receive a dissertation-like response that can rival any peer-reviewed publication. There is no doubt in any Phish fan’s mind that documenting the actions of this band is essential to preserving this cultural anomaly, a band that changed the rules and continues to grow with new fans and new ways of communicating to and inspiring those fans to join the ranks of their dedicated base.In this respect, Phish allows us to hold up a mirror to a culture and reflect upon the ways in which we situate ourselves in the world. As you can imagine, Phish fans are hella-smart, and their papers reflect an engaging look into their various areas of study, which makes it a great way to digest interdisciplinary studies (see: academic buzzword). This is why, in November of 2018, a group of eight scholar-fans participated in a panel of presentations about their individual studies related to the band at the 104th National Communications Conference. Stuffy academics, beware! Scholar-fans are here to shake things up.The conference at OSU is the vision of Dr. Stephanie Jenkins, the philosophy professor behind the online course “Philosophy of the School of Phish”. In fact, this past summer, she brought a group of her students to The Gorge as the lab portion of the class and staged the first ever academic colloquium at a Phish show. Eight scholars presented their research for the students, along with a host of curious fans who braved the sweltering heat in order to debate the concept of the “wook” and the statistical formula used to predict the rating of a Phish show on Phish.net. It was a glorious afternoon, and a clear indication of how hungry Phish fans are for a deeper and more intellectual view into how they spend their free time. Remember the saying, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life?” Well, welcome to early retirement.While the concept of an academic conference about a jam band may raise some questions, as in “whose tax dollars are supporting this?”, it is essential to contemplate the implications of such an innovative proposal. Besides the obvious ability to poke some holes in the academic bubble that is disconcerting for aspiring PhDs these days, there are other benefits to this formula. Firstly, this academic conference will host a panel of students who will have the opportunity to learn how to present at a conference. In addition, they will be connected with existing academics to mentor them in their aspirational studies. This concept aligns with our community as a place where like-minded people are welcome to participate in and be accepted by others who may have more expertise and are willing to share their knowledge. In other words, we must support a deeper level of intellectual engagement in a more public arena in order to expose the nuances of the theories that already guide our lives. An academic conference on Phish Studies, which can attract an audience of non-academics, can illuminate the need for more exposure to bigger ideas which inspire the enlightening conversation that we so desperately need today. There is no better community to support this endeavor than the Phish community.So what can you do? For starters, we can start this dialogue, make it an ongoing, productive conversation that will inspire action where we need it most—the places that Phish fans converge in their views of the world. The financial and emotional support of this community can do wonders for the field of academia that is currently in a precarious place, and the Phish Studies Conference is an excellent place to start.Currently, there is a small price tag for students to attend the conference (academics can generally get some support from their universities). There are also opportunities to sponsor a student’s academic endeavors. Non-phans are also encouraged to come and check out the thought-provoking insights on the fan base with which we’re so familiar. We can do our due diligence to document this amazing world we are privy to, in order to ensure future generations can learn from it. We know that it’s not just about the music. Why not prove it to everyone else?Registration for the Phish Studies Conference at Oregon State University on May 17–19 is now open. For a tentative list of presentations at the conference, click here. You can also click here to learn more about how to make a donation or sponsor a student, or head here for more information.
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Experts agree that the elderly are at greater risk of dying from the coronavirus, but in Mexico dozens of centenarians have beaten the odds and overcome the disease, authorities say.While the Latin American country has registered 53,000 deaths from the virus, the survivors include at least 53 people between the age of 100 and 118.Two more are at home fighting the illness just over a week after developing symptoms. In total 78 centenarians have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Mexico, of whom 23 have died, according to official figures.One of the most surprising cases was that of a 118-year-old man from the southeastern state of Tabasco who started showing symptoms last month.He had none of the underlying conditions linked with increased risk of death from the virus and required little medical treatment.Topics :
Minister Augustus Flomo addresses participants at the 9th Summit of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Heads of State and Government and Ministerial Discussion.…Says Deputy Economic Finance MinisterAugustus J. Flomo, Deputy Minister for Economic Management at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) believes that the agriculture value chain will enhance job creation, economic expansion, as well as ensuring the domestic revenue capacity of each country.Mr. Flomo spoke at the 9th Summit of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Heads of State and Government and Ministerial Discussion which is underway in Nairobi, Kenya.The Summit comes at an auspicious time for the ACP Group as it prepares to finalize the Post-Cotonou negotiations as well as the revision to its Constitutive Act, the Georgetown Agreement.Flomo told the gathering that discussions held over the last few days are important in moving the future of ACP and enhancing the ability of member countries to strengthening and developing development programs of the organization activities.He explained that SMEs are strong pillars of sustainable economic development in ACP countries and the declaration should highlight and support the development and sustainability of SMEs in their respective economies as they serve as the bedrock for economic growth.“We are aware that SMEs are strong pillars of sustainable economic development in our respective countries and so the declaration should highlight and support the development and sustainability of SMEs in our respective economies as they serve as the bedrock for our economic growth,” Hon. Flomo asserted.He said the ACP agriculture value chain program as highlighted in the declaration will focus on sustainable agriculture to promote especially countries that have survived on agriculture for the purpose of food security.He noted that private sector development and promoting economic development and growth are critical to the sustaining of countries.“We would like to encourage that ACP agriculture value chain program, as we highlighted in the declaration, will focus on sustainable agriculture to promote, especially countries that have survived on agriculture just for the purpose of food security. We also believe that private sector development and promoting economic development and growth is critical to the sustaining of our respective countries,” he added.He expressed the need for the enhance program design and development of the ACP execution which supports strengthening the future as ACP countries and, at the same time, strengthening the union.He commended the drafters of the declaration, stating that Liberia fully supports the draft declaration with considered inputs.During the summit, discussions focused on areas including: Value chain development of agriculture; Private sector development and economic growth; the future of our ACP, including the development finance Corporation; and the opportunity that we have now to witness the change of leadership very soon beginning with the selection of our new secretary general which we will also like to congratulate.However, the Deputy Finance Minister for Economic Management thanked the organizers of the summit for its successful conduct and expressed sympathy on behalf of the Government of Liberia to the people Kenya, for the loss of lives during the challenging time of climate change encountered in that country during the summit.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)