Robert Glasper Announces Month-Long Blue Note Residency

first_imgToday, multiple Grammy-winning pianist Robert Glasper has announced an unprecedented month-long residency New York City’s iconic Blue Note Jazz Club. The run is set to run from October 2nd through October 28th, spanning 24 nights and 48 shows (two per night; one at 8 and one at 10:30).Robert Glasper’s Blue Note residency will feature a host of talented guests from the contemporary music world including Bilal, Terrace Martin, Christian McBride, Christian Scott, aTunde Adujah, Nicholas Payton, Chris Dave, Taylor McFerrin, Derrick Hodge, Kendrick Scott, Michael Moreno, Burniss Travis, Walter Smith, Rodney Green, Justin Tyson, and more to be announced.The extended New York stint will also include a number of special performances, including R+R=Now (featuring Terrace Martin, Christian Scott, aTunde Adujah, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin, and Justin Tyson), a tribute to Miles Davis dubbed Everything’s Beautiful, a tribute to Mulgrew Miller, and more. Additional special performances during the residency will be announced in the coming weeks.As Glasper tells Billboard about the residency,First of all, I couldn’t do this anywhere else. I came to New York tracking other people’s footsteps — and now it’s me and the musicians that I came up with who are making footprints for the next generation to follow. New York is the reason everything popped off for me. It’s the only place in the world with this heavy traffic of quintessential, true jazz and quintessential, true hip hop; the only place I could have met these people and made this music. …So I wanted to make this month about pulling together the threads of my tribes… because I was in the right places at the right times, and the wrong places at the right times! And because of that we made a sound that infected the world. So I’m taking over the Blue Note to tell that story; my music milestones, in the place it all began. And I’m mad excited for it. See below for the full schedule of shows and the currently confirmed themes and nightly lineups. For more information, head to the Blue Note website here.Robert Glasper Blue Note NYC Residency ScheduleOctober 2-7: Robert Glasper with Chris Dave & Derrick HodgeOctober 9-10: Robert Glasper: Houston Nights featuring Kendrick Scott, Michael Moreno, Burniss Travis & Walter SmithOctober 11-14: TO BE ANNOUNCEDOctober 16-17: Robert Glasper with Christian McBride & Nicholas PaytonOctober 18-21: Robert Glasper: Miles Davis Tribute “Everything’s Beautiful” with BilalOctober 23-24: Robert Glasper: Mulgrew Miller Tribute featuring Derrick Hodge & Rodney GreenOctober 25-28: Robert Glasper: R+R=NOW featuring Terrace Martin, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Derrick Hodge, Taylor McFerrin & Justin TysonView All Residency Dateslast_img read more

Kiwis want more action on child poverty – but not higher taxes

first_imgNZ Herald 5 September 2014Most New Zealanders want more done to fix child poverty – but not if it means higher taxes to pay for it. A poll of 1013 people for the Child Poverty Action Group has found that 51 per cent of New Zealanders believe the current Government is not doing enough to address child poverty. Only 19 per cent believe it is doing enough. But only 36 per cent would be willing to pay higher taxes if that was necessary to reduce child poverty. A slightly higher number, 38 per cent, would not be willing to pay higher taxes if necessary, and 26 per cent were unsure. The poll was conducted by MMResearch from June 10-16 using an online panel designed to be representative of all adults aged 18-plus and has a margin of error of 3.1 per cent.…The poll found that 80 per cent of people agreed that child poverty is a problem in New Zealand. Only 13 per cent disagreed. They were then asked to write, unprompted, what they believed was the primary cause of child poverty. Answers were split evenly: 40 per cent listed economic factors such as low wages, unemployment and the widening gap between rich and poor; but another 40 per cent blamed the parents, listing factors such as neglect, not prioritising children, not budgeting, and spending too much on alcohol, cigarettes and drugs. Other suggestions included welfare, housing and political issues (12 per cent), uneducated parents (9 per cent) and having too many children (8 per cent). There was a clear age divide, with the numbers blaming parents rising from 29 per cent in the youngest age group (18-24) to 50 per cent in the oldest group (55-plus).…Only 18 per cent of Aucklanders said they personally knew any child living in poverty, compared with 23 per cent in the rest of the northern North Island, 28 per cent in the lower North Island and 30 per cent in the South Island.… Asked about the effectiveness of 11 suggested actions to reduce child poverty, there was most agreement (92 per cent) with the effectiveness of the Government’s policy of free doctors’ visits for children under 6, increasing to children under 13 from July 2015. The Labour Party also proposes free doctors’ visits for children under 13, while the Greens propose free visits until children turn 18.Other actions judged to be effective were: KidsCan’s programmes donating shoes and raincoats to children in low-decile schools (88 per cent), volunteers helping in schools and communities (88 per cent), targeting businesses to provide food (83 per cent), improvements to housing such as subsidised insulation (82 per cent) and Fonterra’s free milk in schools programme (79 per cent).None of these would require more taxpayer funding.Asked specifically whether four programmes should be available universally or only to a defined target group, 77 per cent supported universal free doctors’ visits for all children under 18 (19 per cent opposed), and 74 per cent supported Fonterra’s programme of universal free milk in schools (also 19 per cent opposed).But people were split 46 per cent each way on whether improvements to housing such as subsidised insulation should be available universally, as the Greens advocate, or only to a targeted group, as at present.Only 41 per cent supported Child Poverty Action’s key policy of universal tax credits for all children with young children, with 46 per cent supporting credits only for a targeted low-income group as at present. read more

Women win, men struggle in golf events

first_imgUSC’s women’s golf team outplayed the competition and took home first place at the Windy City Collegiate Championship yesterday. The team, which was coming off of a sixth-place finish at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, had a combined final score of 12-over 876 (294-287-295). Northwestern, Iowa State, Arizona and Oklahoma State rounded out the top five, respectively.Amazing Annie · Junior golfer Annie Park came out on top at the Windy City Collegiate Championship yesterday with a 5-under 211. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports InformationThe Woman of Troy enjoyed a successful first day of competition at the Windy City Collegiate Championship. The team was led by junior Annie Park, who returned to the team this week,  after qualifying for the final round of the LPGA “Q” school. The team had a six-stroke lead after the first day with a score of 5-over 581 (294-287). Northwestern and Oklahoma State rounded out the top three teams. Park finished the day at 2-under 142 (73-69) which put her in fourth place in her first competitive day of the year.Senior Doris Chen tied for sixth and sophomore Karen Chung tied for ninth. Chen had five birdies in the first two rounds while Chung had five birdies in the second round, enough to help her recover from her first 18 holes. Other results from the first two rounds included sophomore Gabriella Then tying for 26th, sophomore transfer Elizabeth Doty tying for 37th and junior Victoria Morgan tying for 66th.On Tuesday, Park led her team and finished atop the individual leaderboard with a final score of 5-under 211 (73-69-69).“It was really fun to be back around the team after being gone for the previous tournament,” Park said. “Collectively, we had a good plan to attack this really difficult golf course and I’m very pleased with the way we played both days.”Chen had another successful outing on Tuesday as well, finishing in a tie for fourth with an even score of 216 (71-73-72). Sophomore Karen Chung struggled after an impressive first day and fell to a tie for 19th in the individual rankings with a score of 6-over 222 (75-70-77). Junior Victoria Morgan made a jump in the rankings and finished in a tie for 54th with a score of 26-over 232 (78-80-74). Other results from the tournament included Then tying for 37th at 12-over 228 (75-70-77) and sophomore transfer Elizabeth Doty tying for 41st at 13-over 229 (75-77-77).“Thankfully we were able to pull out the win,” said women’s head coach Andrea Gaston. “Annie [Park] had a really strong back 9 that helped lead the team to the title, and Doris [Chen] hung in there with a top 4 finish. The Windy City lived up to its name.”The men’s team struggled on the first day of competition at the Nike Golf Collegiate. The team finished the first day in seventh place with a 22-over 582 (293-289) putting them 14 strokes behind first place Oregon. Washington and Texas were second and third after the first day. Freshman Sean Crocker tied for seventh with a combined score of 1-over 141 (73-68), which led his team after the first day of competition.Sophomore Rico Hoey overcame his six bogeys with four birdies to finish the day in a tie for 10th at 3-over 143 (72-71). Other results from the first day included senior Eric Sugimoto tied for 28th at 8-over 148 (74-74) and both junior Bobby Gojuangco and freshman Jonah Teixeira tied for 43rd at 11-over 151.The Trojans improved from their first day of competition by moving up a placement and finishing in sixth place in the inaugural Nike Golf Collegiate. The team finished with a combined score of 32-over 872 (293-289-290). Oregon finished in first place with a final score of 11-over 851. Stanford, Oklahoma, Washington and Texas rounded out the top five.Crocker climbed the player leaderboard on Tuesday and finished in fourth place with a final score of 2-under 208 (73-68-67).“We were extremely fortunate to play a famous PGA Tour course this week, Colonial Country Club. It was a true test and we had one player in particular meet the challenge in freshman Sean Crocker,” said men’s head coach Chris Zambri. “He played beautifully all three rounds.”Hoey had a rough final day of the tournament and dropped 12 spots in the standings and finished with a 10-over 220. Sugimoto finished in a tie for 29th with a final score of 12-over 222. Other results from the day included Gojuangco by finishing in a tie for 43rd at 15-over 225 and Texeira finished in a tie for 46th at 16-over 226.The Women of Troy will head up to Palo Alto, California, for the Stanford Intercollegiate from Oct. 17-19. Next up for the men’s team is the Bill Cullum Invitational in Simi Valley, California, from Oct. 20-21.last_img read more

Heyen: Syracuse needs to find an identity

first_img Published on November 19, 2018 at 1:04 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Comments Last season, a shutdown defense and NCAA Tournament run masked how bad SU’s offense was. With the additions Syracuse made for this season, progression should have followed. Two early wins seemed to show improvements.But at Madison Square Garden last week, Syracuse faced Connecticut and a top-tier backcourt, followed by then-No. 13 Oregon and 7-foot-2 phenom Bol Bol. Those teams made their open 3s, took advantage of Syracuse turnovers and crashed the glass hard. They also stifled an SU offense that still wasn’t up to par. The step up in competition exposed SU’s issues. But it wasn’t just a two-game blip. “We’ve gotta play much better offensively if we’re gonna be successful,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “Our defense is nowhere near what it was last year … The only thing good about this time of the year is getting these things happen to you, we’ve got a long road to do, we’re a long ways away.”In their surprise run to the Sweet 16 a year ago, Syracuse embraced an identity as the team that did things right everywhere but on offense to make up for inefficiencies at that end. Winning can disguise problems, and that’s exactly what Syracuse’s season-opening two-game win streak did. Now, the offense has underwhelmed despite additions, and the defense and other aspects of the game have taken steps back. It’d be tough for the Orange to elevate all the aspects of their game. But for SU to avoid losses like its two at Madison Square Garden, it needs to embrace one as an identity. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s only our fourth game of the season and everybody’s acting like we lost, like we’re not in the Tournament or anything,” SU sophomore Oshae Brissett said. “We still have a shot, we just gotta win. Go back, practice harder, play harder and just be a better team.”Syracuse added the pieces to make an offensive leap: a college-ready shooter in Buddy Boeheim, a dynamic scorer in Elijah Hughes and positive improvements in Brissett’s jump shot. Added depth and a speedy freshman point guard, Jalen Carey, had Jim Boeheim expecting the team to play faster, allowing for transition points that were so limited when SU played six-deep down the stretch of last season.Yes, Frank Howard’s absence has limited that, but the Orange haven’t shied away from playing fast when the opportunity presents itself. They’ve still shown limitations there, as a lack of shooting allows teams to pack the paint in transition and restrict easy opportunities. When junior Tyus Battle saw an opportunity to push the pace off rebounds, he did. But against UConn and Oregon, the recovering defenders awaited him at the rim and made what could’ve been easy chances difficult.“If we score points, if our guys score that we think can score, we’ll be alright,” Boeheim said after the loss to Oregon. “If they don’t, we will not be alright. Pretty simple.”Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerIn the regular season opener, SU’s vaunted defense picked up right where it left off a season ago. The Orange held Eastern Washington to 34 points, an opposition low in Carrier Dome history. It even looked like Syracuse had added a frequent full-court press to the arsenal, as it racked up steals that led to easy buckets. The Orange shot 38.7 percent against EWU, but their defense made it a blowout. The same was true against Michigan State in March, when SU shot 35.7 percent, but their defense made another bad offensive night irrelevant. Facing both low-major and high-major opponents, Syracuse has proven that doing one thing extremely well can win it games.But then against Morehead State, a team ranks 212th in the country, nearly the same as EWU, Syracuse allowed 70 points. SU regained production from last year’s leading scorer, Tyus Battle, who put up 23 after shooting 3-for-10 in game one. But the defense suffered, leaving the short guards of Morehead State space to operate outside. And the Eagles broke SU’s pressure enough that Boeheim called it off. By the time MSG rolled around, Syracuse’s defense was all out of sorts. Four UConn players hit multiple 3s, and the Orange allowed Eric Cobb to score 13 points and grab 13 rebounds. Cobb stands at 6-foot-9 and averaged 1.7 points a season ago, yet he had no problem making SU’s centers look “like kids,” Boeheim said. The Huskies finished with 83. Syracuse is the second-tallest team in the nation, but it hasn’t had a strong rebounding game all year.“We got crushed on the boards, crushed inside,” Boeheim said after UConn. “When that happens your missed shots come into play. We scored 76 points. We got crushed inside. Our bigs guys have to come up and play, or we’re going to have a problem.” A night later, Oregon put up 80 of its own and shot 50 percent from the floor. It was a far cry from the Syracuse defense that held a three-seeded Michigan State team to 53 points on 25.8 percent shooting last March. “We just need to pride ourselves more on the defensive end, go back to our schemes (from) last year,” Brissett said.As Boeheim has said time and again, it’s difficult to get everything down when SU’s “quarterback” and senior point guard Howard remains out with an injury. But even without him, four of the Orange’s starters from a season ago are healthy. In Buddy, Carey and Hughes, they’ve added three new rotation pieces and weapons on the perimeter. An identity might not matter against Colgate on Wednesday. But in Columbus against Ohio State, or at home against a ranked Buffalo team, or all through ACC play, it’ll be the difference between Syracuse’s ability to regain its preseason hype or crumble within its own lack of definition. So Syracuse better figure out what it is. And soon.Billy Heyen is an assistant sports editor for The Daily Orange where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] or @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more