Do This: Long Island Events June 4 – 10

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Hollywood EndingAfter four years of doing emo-pop rock and enduring the unending shrieks of tweens, the British four-man boyband plans to go out with a bang on their final tour before they take a break. Their intention: to make every show “the giantest rager” and party hard. Their first full-length album, named after the band and released in late May, featured their hit “Perfect.” Opening the show are 7 Minutes In Heaven, The Big Time and Count To Ten. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $15-$60. 6 p.m. June 4.Kimberly AmatoThis actress and author will speak about and sign her new novel, Steele Resolve. In the first book of the Steele Series, she reveals the back story of its main character Jasmine Steele, and her daily struggles as she searches to find the killer who wronged her. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Price of book. 7 p.m. June 4.Slim KingsThe four-year-old, Brooklyn-born band blends a soulful mix of old blues and classic rock. Consisting of veteran musicians who have recorded alongside Billy Joel and composed for popular shows like “Law and Order” and “Sons of Anarchy,” the band is forever expanding from their supportive New York base to nirvana and beyond. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. Free. 8 p.m. June 4.32 PintsDropping the “of Apple Juice” from their original name, 32 Pints covers a voluminous range of music. From their energetic and enthusiastic song “Patience” to the more emotional “Silence”, the band continues to get ready for a full-length record while accumulating fan support. Getting the party started are Space Cadets, Slacker Genius, Sailing and Julianna Elardo. Amityville Music Hall, 198 Bway, Amityville. $12. 6 p.m. June 5.Rusted Root & The WailersRusted Root can be described as pop rock complimented by African, Native American, and Latin percussion along with many other influences. Their hit song, “Send Me on My Way,” although mainly consisted of illogical phrasing like “oombayseeyou” and “seemoobedeeyah,” was able to succeed because of its simplistic and ecstatic optimism. They’ll be performing along with Bob Marley’s backing band, The Wailers, who have continued to perform his greatest hits in all their full reggae-riddim mastery. The opening act is the Adam Ezra Group. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $20-$45. 7:30 p.m. June 5.Gladys Knight (Photo credit: Facebook)Gladys Knight, The SpinnersSmooth and sweet soul music will be lilting through Long Island on June 5th. Pop singer superstar Gladys Knight will be joined by another famous soul group, The Spinners. Some of Knight’s most famous songs include “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me” and “Midnight Train To Georgia,” while The Spinners are best known for their hit, “The Rubberband Man.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $49.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. June 5.Craving StrangeHailing from Amityville, Craving Strange have been proving that the LI music scene is alive and well. Combining humor and melodic pop while retaining an aggressive edge, the band has achieved much within a small time frame.  From their hilarious YouTube video remake of Brittany Spear’s “Hold it Against Me,” to their Grammy award winning producer, Rob Jacobs, Craving Strange continue to bring solid performances, making strange fans crave more. Supporting acts include Revel 9, Sweet Tooth and Terra Stigma. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $10. 8 p.m. June 5.Fight NightTen exciting bouts are lined up showcasing Olympic style boxers from the area and beyond. All matches are sanctioned by USA Boxing. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. $20-$45. 8 p.m. June 5.Gladiator BoxingLive boxing Mulcahey’s Pub & Concert Hall, 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. $50. 3:30 p.m. June 6.CuzOHCuzOh, the Hip-Hop and Alternative performer, strives on differentiating himself from other acts. He uses lyrics inspired from his hometown of Hempstead and his life experiences.  His in-depth lyrics combined with melodic Hip-Hop beats leave a lasting and relatable impression. Getting the party started are Semaj & Surf City, J Fyne & L and Kage. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $10, $12 DOS. 4 p.m. June 6.Art Gallery ReceptionReceptions will be help for two solo exhibits, Katherine Criss’ “Surreal Encounters in Paint & Pixels,” and her “Patti Who?,” and “Enigmatology, the Study of Puzzles.” b. j. spoke gallery, 299 Main St., Huntington. Free. 6-9 p.m. June 6.Blue TourmalineThe blues rock cover band, Blue Tourmaline, have been performing at clubs and private events across Long Island. Covering material from Rod Stewart to the great musician John Prine, Blue Tourmaline continue to bring powerful performances led by strong female vocals.Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. $10. 8 p.m. June 6.Dave Matthews BandGet ready to rock out with DMB as they bring their legendary summer tour to Long Island. Their show can’t be missed! The band will be performing some of their greatest hits, including “Crash Into Me”, “You and Me”, and “Ants Marching.” With Carter Beauford on percussion, Stefan Lessard playing bass and Jeff Coffin rocking the saxophone, Dave Matthews and the band are sure to put on an unforgettable show! Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. $TK 7 p.m. June 9.Michael McDonaldMichael McDonald is bringing some soul to the Island and he’s ready to sing his heart out for fans both old and new. He’ll be performing his solo hits, as well as songs from his past projects, like the Doobie Brothers’ classic, “Takin it to the Streets.” Come hear the legend himself and kick off the summer concert season with the best. You won’t be disappointed. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. $125-$210. 8 p.m. June 6.(Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)New York Best Wings FestivalNYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $10-$95. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. June 7.ResultsRecently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness in this engaging new film. Danny’s well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally. Writer/director Andrew Bujalski (Computer Chess) returns with a fun, intimate fable that’s utterly grounded in real life. As wrinkles turn into complications, then blow up into full-fledged issues, the talented ensemble keeps the pensive tone light and the complex plot breezy. The result is a charming shaggy-dog tale that’s been hitting the gym: taut, limber, and powerful. Soundview Cinemas, 7 Soundview Market Pl., Port Washington. $10 students, $15 adults in advance, $20 at door. 7:30 p.m. June 9.Shawn Mendes & Jake MillerEveryone put your earplugs in because fangirls won’t be able to contain their screams when they see these two heartthrobs in concert—together! Mendes and Miller are going to leave the audience “Dazed and Confused” after their highly anticipated show. With Melanie Martinez, Robbie Rosen & Justin Baron. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $15-$45. 7:30 p.m. June 10. Heaven Adores YouAn intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of beloved singer-songwriter, the late Elliott Smith (1969-2003). By threading his music through the dense, yet often isolating landscapes of the three major cities he lived in — Portland, New York City, Los Angeles — “Heaven Adores You” presents a visual journey and an earnest review of the singer’s prolific songwriting and the impact it continues to have on fans, friends, and fellow musicians. The screening will be followed by a discussion and reception with director Nickolas Rossi.  Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. June 10.—Compiled by Kaitlin Gallagher, Chuck Cannini, Nicholas Semelak, Kyla Stan, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. 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First homecoming gig for In Their Thousands this Friday

first_imgHit Donegal band In Their Thousands are about to play their first home gig since the release of their debut album to rave reviews last month.Following two dates in Dublin and Belfast, In Their Thousands now return to Donegal to play the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny on Friday, June 28.Downings brothers Aidan and Declan McClafferty, their cousin Ruairí Friel from Fanad, and Malin friend Martin Smyth have been receiving widespread attention since the release of Acrasia and its preceding singles, the title track Acrasia and Sit and Breathe. Forged in a shed in Glen, the album was recorded at Attica Recording Studio in Termon with well-known producer Tommy McLaughlin who has worked with artists such as Villagers, Foy Vance, Duke Special and is currently touring in the US with Derry artists SOAK.Eamon Sweeney (The Irish Times) said of the band’s new release: “Donegal’s In Their Thousands create a well-crafted blend of stadium rock that is surprisingly effective, without resorting to the bloodless or dull cliches that plague the genre.”Having already released four EPs since 2011, Acrasia is the culmination of many years of hard grafting for the four Donegal musicians and hopefully the beginning of great things to come. The band has won over crowds across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe since first recording and performing under name of In Their Thousands and writing harmony-driven anthems.Support on the night will come from Derry and Donegal tag team Waldorf & Cannon who create a unique alternative sound heavily laden with stirring harmonies and catchy hooks often sharing and swapping lead vocals during a single song.Tickets for In Their Thousands at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny at 8pm on Friday, June 28, are now on sale from, book early to avoid disappointment.First homecoming gig for In Their Thousands this Friday was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bandconcertIn Their ThousandsMUSICRegional Cultural Centrelast_img read more

Former fan favorite Sonny Gray pitches for Reds Wednesday night against A’s

first_imgOAKLAND — Sonny Gray can still hear Athletics fans chanting his name.“I think it was the 2013 playoff game and they started doing the `Sonny’ chant when I was walking off the field and that’s something to this day is probably one of the cooler things I’ve experienced as a baseball player,” Gray said Tuesday from the visiting dugout as the Athletics opened a six-game homestand with three games against the Cincinnati Reds.Gray is 29 but looks as youthful as ever. He is pitching far better than …last_img

Meetup Listens to Users’ Outcry, Rolls Back Some Changes

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting mike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#news#web center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Last week, we wrote about the virtual user rebellion over at social organization site Meetup. The site had unleashed a drastic redesign that many users said they never saw coming and these selfsame users came out in droves to complain in the site’s feedback forum. In less than 24 hours, nearly 4,000 users came out to vote that the site “give organizers the ability to restore the old format.”While the company hasn’t completely rolled back the redesign, it has come out with a blog post explaining the changes, apologizing and vowing to fix them.One of the big comlaints, as RWW alum Adrianne Jeffries notes on The New York Observer, was that the redesign messed with the existing hierarchy on the site. “Some of the changes made organizers feel like Meetup had taken some of the control over the groups they had carefully cultivated, sometimes for years,” explains Jeffries. CTO Greg Whalin addresses this idea directly, saying that “We in no way set out to indicate that we are devaluing Organizers. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. […] I completely recognize that in some cases, we made mistakes that may have made it feel like this wasn’t the case. For that I apologize.”According to Whalin, the site has already rolled back a number of changes over recent days. Some, he makes frank admissions about, saying that the change should never have been made. “These should never have been removed, and honestly, it was a bit of an oversight that they disappeared,” Whalin writes in regards to user roles and titles on the RSVP list. For the full list of changes, you can read Whalin’s post, but we wonder – will they be enough? Can you really fault a company if they listen to user feedback and respond? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

How to Hang Airtight Drywall

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img Stopping air leaks is the single most important part of making a house more energy efficient. You can stop air on the outside with plywood, housewrap, and tape, but the best air barrier is a system that incorporates the whole wall or roof assembly.As it turns out, drywall is excellent at stopping air. If you doubt that, try to blow through it. The weak spots are the seams between sheets and the holes that you have to cut for windows, doors, electrical boxes, and can lights. The process for installing drywall as an air barrier is called the airtight-drywall approach (see “Energy-Smart Details” in FHB #214 and online at, and it relies on caulks, sealants, canned foam, and gaskets to seal the weak spots.The first step to airtight drywall is to identify what building scientists call the thermal boundary—insulation to us regular folks. The air barrier needs to be continuous along the thermal boundary. This is especially important where interior walls join exterior walls at rim joists or in places where chases are run for plumbing or electrical work.We decided to hang drywall in the garage shop in FHB’s Project House using the airtight approach, partly to show you how to do it and partly so that the editors could make me do their dirty work. The outside of the house eventually will be covered with housewrap and rigid-foam sheathing. The drywall, therefore, is not the primary air barrier but is the interior part of an air-barrier system. Materials you’ll need To seal up this garage shop, I used flexible caulk, construction adhesive, and cans of expanding foam. Various types of gaskets are also often used in airtight-drywall jobs. The most basic material, of course, is drywall. To… last_img read more

16 days agoBrighton boss Potter dips into pocket to help Ostersunds rescue fund

first_imgBrighton boss Potter dips into pocket to help Ostersunds rescue fundby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Graham Potter has dipped into his pocket to help Ostersunds’ rescue fund.The Swedish club is battling to stay financially afloat this season.Former OFK coach Potter has contributed to the club’s fighting fund to pay back a tax debt.A statement on the club’s Facebook page read: “OFK’s former coach Graham Potter, together with his colleagues at Brighton, Björn Hamberg, Billy Reid and Kyle Macaulay, went in and made a big contribution to ÖFK in our ‘I believe in this’ campaign. “A big thank you to these four coaches for helping us!” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

23 Retired Educators Honoured

first_img Twenty-three retired educators from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Region Two, who have served between 18 and 43 years, were honoured during a Recognition Ceremony held on September 19 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston. Story Highlights esident of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA), Georgia Waugh-Richards, who brought greetings, encouraged the retirees to continue to contribute to education by sharing the wisdom that has been garnered over decades with the younger generation of teachers. last_img

Kamsack outreach worker says people died daily while authorities neglected to act

first_imgMelissa Ridgen APTN NewsThe manager of an outreach program that serves drug addicts in the Kamsack area, where a local doctor has been charged in connection with over-prescribing opioids, says it’s too little too late.“I was glad to hear the news (about the unprofessional conduct charges) but I’m skeptical there will be any penalty,” Wanda Cote said. “The Sunrise Regional Health Authority, the College of Physicians and Surgeons and Health Canada all have known what the problem is here and they didn’t stop it. We’ve been losing people daily, for years, to overdoses and suicides and they did nothing.”Cote manages the New Beginnings outreach program. Despite being a town of only 1,800 people, an average of 450 people a month use the program, which offers a safe needle exchange, hot lunches, counsellors and traditional healing. The vast majority of clients, she says, are opioid addicts. Most are members of Cote, Keeseekoose and The Key First Nations.“We’ve seen a rise in HIV and Hep C from these drugs (being used intravenously), family breakdowns leading to more children in care, homelessness and hunger because people are using their money buying these drugs, more of our people in the justice system because they’re committing crimes on these drugs or for drugs.”Dr. Murray Davies has been charged with two counts of unprofessional conduct under the Medical Profession Act. He is currently prohibited from prescribing opioids and benzodiazapines except in certain circumstances, such as working an emergency room shift.Last week, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan leveled the charges against Davies, a family doctor who also ran the methadone program in Kamsack, Sask.In April 2013, APTN Investigates reported, exclusively, several Indigenous patients claimed they were over-prescribed or unduly prescribed opioids and once hooked, shuttled into the same doctor’s methadone program to get off the drugs.Some said they routinely failed drug screens but got their methadone anyway. All had concerns the methadone program wasn’t being properly run and complained they weren’t being weaned off the drug.A year after that expose, Health Canada stripped Davies of his ability to run the methadone program at the urging of the College of Physicians and Surgeons.At that time, a spokesman for the regulatory body would only say: “the college suggested he not have his authorization renewed.”They wouldn’t detail why.Davies was allowed to continue his family practice which includes the ability to prescribe opioids and other narcotics.The college’s prescription review program monitors opioid prescriptions to ensure the highly-addictive medications aren’t being improperly prescribed or over-prescribed.It confirmed to APTN Investigates back in 2013 that Davies was on their radar but would only say “we advise physicians if we have concerns with patient use … and if we have concerns about a physician’s prescribing we can ask for an explanation,” spokesman Brian Salte said then.He added the program was designed to help doctors, not police them, and it’s “almost exclusively an educational process”.But that changed last week when the college charged Davies.“A disciplinary investigation is generally only brought if the college reaches the conclusion that educational interventions have failed or that there is some other reason that an educational approach is not appropriate,” Salte said in an email Thursday.“I cannot discuss the investigation or the reasons that the college has taken its action. Those are issues which relate to the evidence that may be considered if there is a discipline hearing.”Angeline Severight, director of the Saulteaux Healing and Wellness Centre on the Cote First Nation, said she is “glad” to hear the college stepped in but she’s “skeptical there will be any penalty” at the end of the process.“Our First Nation communities are paying the price while others are cashing in on the demise of our people. It’s about time the College and Physicians and Surgeons stepped in,” Severight said. The Saulteaux Healing and Wellness Centre has long dealt with the impact of opiod abuse in the area.Dr. Davies still has his family practice and works at the community’s emergency room.If there is an admission by Davies, the penalty hearing will address the allegations which led to the college’s charge. If there is a contested hearing, the evidence will be introduced at that hearing.On, a website where patients can rate doctors, many posts complain about Dr. Davies’ prescribing practices, while other herald him as a “wonderful” doctor who the town is “lucky to have.”Kamsack is 80 km north of Yorkton near the Manitoba-Saskatchewan [email protected]last_img read more

Adolescents who use cognitive reappraisal had better metabolic measures shows study

Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Dec 14 2018Most teens get stressed out by their families from time to time, but whether they bottle those emotions up or put a positive spin on things may affect certain processes in the body, including blood pressure and how immune cells respond to bacterial invaders, according to Penn State researchers.The researchers explored whether the strategies adolescents used to deal with chronic family stress affected various metabolic and immune processes in the body. Strategies could include cognitive reappraisal — trying to think of the stressor in a more positive way — and suppression, or inhibiting the expression of emotions in reaction to a stressor.The team found that when faced with greater chronic family stress, teens who used cognitive reappraisal had better metabolic measures, like blood pressure and waist-to-hip ratio. Teens who were more likely to use suppression tended to have more inflammation when their immune cells were exposed to a bacterial stimulus in the lab, even in the presence of anti-inflammatory signals.Hannah Schreier, assistant professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State, said the results suggest that the coping skills teens develop by the time they are adolescents have the potential to impact their health later in life.”These changes are not something that will detrimentally impact anyone’s health within a week or two, but that over years or decades could make a difference,” Schreier said. “That may be how small changes in metabolic or inflammatory outcomes may become associated with poorer health or a greater chance of developing a chronic disease later in life.”Emily Jones, graduate student in biobehavioral health at Penn State, said the results — recently published in Psychosomatic Medicine — help therapists and counselors better work with children and adolescents who live in stressful environments.”Exposure to chronic stress doesn’t always lead to poorer health outcomes, in part because of differences among people,” Jones said. “As our study findings suggest, there may be ways to help someone be more resilient in the face of stress by encouraging certain emotion regulation strategies. For children in stressful living situations, we can’t always stop the stressors from happening, but we may be able to help youth deal with that stress.”Although previous research has linked chronic stress during childhood with such conditions as depression, autoimmune disorders and cardiovascular disease, the researchers said less is known about why some people under chronic stress develop these conditions while others do not. While it was thought that emotional regulation may play a role, the researchers were not sure exactly how.Related StoriesUTHealth researchers investigate how to reduce stress-driven alcohol useTransobturator sling surgery shows promise for stress urinary incontinenceNew ACC/AHA guidelines could improve detection of gestational hypertensionTo better explore how different ways of regulating emotions can affect different aspects of physical health, the researchers gathered data from 261 adolescents between the ages of 13 and 16 years.The researchers interviewed the participants about the relationships and chronic stress within their families, as well as measured the participants’ waist-to-hip ratios and blood pressure. The adolescents also completed questionnaires about how they regulated their emotions.To measure immune function, the researchers took blood samples from each participant and exposed the blood to a bacterial stimulus — both with and without the anti-inflammatory substance hydrocortisone — to see how the immune cells would respond.The researchers found that under conditions of greater chronic family stress, the immune cells of adolescents who were more likely to use suppression also tended to produce more pro-inflammatory cytokines, molecules that signal to other cells that there is a threat present and that the body’s immune system needs to kick into gear.The cells of these teens produced more cytokines even in the presence of hydrocortisone, an anti-inflammatory substance that usually tells the body to slow down on producing cytokines.”Cytokines are like messengers that communicate to the rest of the body that added support is needed,” Jones said. “So when you have a high level of these pro-inflammatory cytokines, even in the presence of anti-inflammatory messages from cortisol, it may suggest that your body is mounting an excessive inflammatory response, more so than necessary. It suggests that the immune system may not be functioning as it should be.”Meanwhile, the researchers found that adolescents who tended to use cognitive reappraisal while under more family stress had smaller waist-to-hip ratios — a measurement used as an indicator of health and chronic disease risk — and lower blood pressure.”While we would have to follow up with more studies, the results could lend support to the idea that reappraising a situation during times of stress could be beneficial,” Jones said. “For a mild stressor, this could be as simple as reframing a bad situation by thinking about it as a challenge or an opportunity for growth.”The researchers added that opportunities for future studies could include looking at the effects of emotion regulation strategies on these metabolic and immune measures over time to tease apart how the family environment shapes emotion regulation, how emotion regulation may itself influence stress exposure, and how chronic family stress and emotion regulation together can affect chronic disease risk in the long run.Source: read more