Phil Lesh Plays Surprise Show With The Majority Of Circles Around The Sun

first_imgAfter wrapping up two great shows at Terrapin Crossroads with “Darkness” and “Light” themes, bassist Phil Lesh surprised fans at his venue with a performance last night. Lesh called on some players that had been present for the last two nights, who incidentally comprise three-fourths of the famed instrumental group Circles Around The Sun: guitarist Neal Casal, keyboardist Adam MacDougall and drummer Mark Levy.Circles Around The Sun was a project borne out of “Fare Thee Well,” the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary show. The band was asked to compose instrumental music for the setbreaks, and wound up creating one of the most prized album releases of 2015 in the process. You can read our conversation with Casal about it here.Though the band didn’t play any Circles pieces, they did start each set out with instrumental jams that were reminiscent of them. The free show featured some Grateful classics like “It Must Have Been The Roses” and “Friend of the Devil.” You can watch some video highlights, courtesy of Troy Hooper, below.Peggy-ONo ExpectationsCheck out the full setlist below, courtesy of Jambands.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA – 7/7/16Set I: Jam > Peggy-O, She Belongs To Me, It Must Have Been The Roses, No Expectations, Friend of the DevilSet II: Jam > Mountains of the Moon, After Midnight, Mission In The Rainlast_img read more

AMC Theater in Vestal reopens following temporary closure

first_imgFor the most up to date information, go to AMC Theater’s website by clicking here. 5:18 P.M. UPDATE: AMC has told 12 News that due to a “network outage,” its theater in Vestal will not be operating a few days before “The Rise of Skywalker” releases on Friday. VESTAL (WBNG) — The force is not strong with AMC Theaters. They say if the theater does not reopen by Thursday, individuals will receive an email confirming a refund for purchased tickets. They say already affected showtimes have been refunded. —– VESTAL (WBNG) — Good news for Star Wars fans: AMC Theater in Vestal has reopened following a temporary closure. PHOTO CREDIT: MGN Onlinelast_img read more

Pandemic threatens child education, health gains: World Bank

first_imgThe coronavirus pandemic threatens to erase progress made in the last decade in improving child education and health, particularly in the poorest countries, the World Bank said on Wednesday.The conclusion comes in the Washington-based development lender’s Human Capital Index for 2020, which ranks countries on how well children are prepared for the future, with an emphasis on factors like schooling and healthcare.This year’s report shows that most countries, particularly poorer ones, have made steady gains in improving health and education prior to the pandemic. Despite that, the bank said in a statement a child in a low-income country will likely achieve only 56 percent of their human capital compared to one with access to a complete education and full healthcare.The indicator purports to measure the level in life that a child born today can hope to reach by age 18.World Bank President David Malpass told reporters those gains are now jeopardized by the pandemic.”Human capital is absolutely vital to the financial and economic future of the country as well as the social well being,” he said. Inequalities among children are set to increase, Malpass said, warning of disturbing trends such as the eighty million children lacking essential vaccinations.”We think more than one billion children have been out of school due to COVID, and [they] could lose as much as $10 trillion in lifetime earnings,” he said, citing their reduced education level as well as the potential they would drop out of school. He warned girls face a “disproportionate” risk, and called on countries to invest in education broadly.First launched in 2018, this year’s Human Capital Index includes data from 174 countries representing 98 percent of the world’s population.center_img Topics :last_img read more