Natalie Cressman Releases New Solo Album, Will Celebrate With Release Party In New York City

first_imgTrey Anastasio Band trombonist/singer Natalie Cressman has released her latest solo album, The Traces EP, today. Cressman’s album is an emotional exploration through a fusion of electronic and traditional instrumentation techniques, finding thoughtful and intricately written compositions.Natalie Cressman Announces Album Release Party In NYC With Omaha DinerWith The Traces EP, Cressman expands her creative reach into post-production, meticulously crafting soundscaped tracks inspired by R&B singer/songwriter Emily King, the Prince-championed vocal trio KING, and particularly Australian avant-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote.In discussing recent single “Where We Started,” Cressman had the following to say, “The majority of subject matter for the EP is centered around the various musings that come at the end of a relationship – the different emotions that bubble up unexpectedly when attempting to move on. This song is basically about regret, and thus, probably the saddest one on the album.”Cressman will celebrate the release of the album with her solo band during a show at NYC’s American Beauty on Friday, March 24th. Joining the event will be Omaha Diner featuring Skerik (saxophone), Charlie Hunter (7-string guitar), Steven Bernstein (trumpet), and Bobby Previte (drums). Tickets for that show are currently on sale and can be purchased here.Take a listen to the entire EP via Spotify below:– SHOW INFO –Artist: Natalie Cressman ‘The Traces EP’ Album Release Party w/ Omaha DinerVenue: American Beauty (251 W. 30th Street – New York, NY 10001)Date: Friday – March 24th, 2017Ages: 21+Tickets: $15adv / $20dos (purchase tickets here)last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Sunday, Jan. 27

first_imgWhat a difference a hat makes. I don’t condone or make excuses for taunting, intimidating or bullying others with whom we disagree. However, we’re left to wonder if the taunting of the Covington Catholic High students would have occurred if they were not so conspicuously wearing the “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hats. What if the hats had the names of their high school or their favorite sport teams; would they have been seen as just a group of male students simply walking by?Was the sight of the MAGA hats the catalyst or motivating factor for the members of the Hebrew Israelites to taunt and use vulgar language towards the students?We cannot ignore the fact that the presence of the red MAGA hats was the silent instigator and ringleader of the conflict between the various groups in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, for many citizens who didn’t vote for, or currently support Donald Trump, the MAGA hat is perceived to be a symbol of racism, bigotry and hate.Specifically, the red hat has the same imagery as the white hood that was or is still being worn to intimidate specific groups of American citizens. Maxine BrisportRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccine MAGA hats serve to taunt and intimidate Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionDems need serious candidates for 2020After reading The Daily Gazette Jan. 16 article, “Gillibrand joins 2020 race for White House,” my initial reaction was the song written by Stephen Sondheim, “Send in The Clowns.” Here we go again.Another person that wants to make healthcare her main issue rather than bringing the country back into focus. I have never come out for or against Donald Trump,  but shutting down the government because you didn’t get what you wanted is akin to rejecting an offer in a business deal. Except, it’s not his personal company. It’s the United States of America.This is clearly an issue of attitude and outlook unbecoming the leader of the free world. Cuomo at Ellis Island sent right messageIt was with perturbation, but not surprise, that I read Mary McClaine’s Jan. 19 letter entitled,  “Cuomo Insults All Who Came in the Right Way.” The irony in this letter comes from the writer’s disregarding the history of Ellis Island. The letter talks about waiting “your turn.” Ellis Island was created to register those immigrants without visas (documents, “papers”), so that they wouldn’t have to be turned away. This situation caused resentment in our country, and those who came through Ellis Island became labeled as “Without Official Paper(s),” a slur.To those using the slur, the right way to immigrate was with documentation through the Port of New York Terminal. Gov. Cuomo’s venue was a statement against those who do not want to allow immigration without prior documentation, that which inspired the French to give the United States a gift commemorating our welcoming those who did not come “the right way.”Fred ChambersFort Plain Gillibrand chooses to go on the Stephen Colbert show to announce her candidacy. Who is he anyway? Ambassador to the 2020 presidential election? I think not.If she wants to be a serious contender and not another “I’m entitled to the office” candidate, we need to hear some solid vision for the future, not that she’s running because she is a young mom. There’s no doubt that the field for presidential candidates is wide open. But there’s no guarantee the field can beat Trump. His core group of supporters is dug in like ticks on a deer. I fear the show coming for the Democratic candidates for president. Like in the song, “But where are the clowns, send in the clowns; Don’t bother they’re here”. Bob BeliveGlenvillelast_img read more

Boys Basketball State Tournament Road Revealed

first_imgFour hundred two (402) teams were drawn today and placed into brackets for the 110th Annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament presented by the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever.Sectional games are scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 3,  and run through Saturday, March 7, with the regional round slated for March 14 and semi‐states on March 21. The four state championship games that make up the state finals willbe played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 28.Boys Area Basketball Sectional Pairings.Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Southwestern ShelbyTuesday (3-3). Game 1 @ 7 PM-Morristown vs. WaldronWednesday (3-4). Game 1 @ 6 PM-Southwestern Shelby vs. Jac-Cen-Del                                  Game 2 Follows-Hauser vs. OldenburgFriday (3-6). Game 1 @ 6 PM-Rising Sun vs. Tuesday’s Winner                        Game 2 Follows-Wednesday’s WinnersSaturday (3-7) @ 7:30 PM. ChampionshipClass 2A-Sectional 44 @ North DecaturTuesday (3-3). Game 1 @ 7 PM-South Decatur vs. South RipleyFriday (3-6). Game 1 @ 6 PM-North Decatur vs. Milan.                        Game 2 Follows-Triton Central vs. Tuesday’s WinnerSaturday (3-7) @ 7:30 PM. ChampionshipClass 3A-Sectional 29 @ ConnersvilleTuesday (3-3). Game 1 @ 7 PM-Connersville vs. LawrenceburgWednesday (3-4). Game 1 @ 6 PM-South Dearborn vs. Rushville                                  Game 2 Follows-Batesville vs. Franklin CountyFriday (3-6). Game 1 @ 6 PM-Greensburg vs. Tuesday’s Winner.                        Game 2 Follows-Wednesday’s Winners.Saturday (3-7) @ 7:30 PM. ChampionshipClass 4A-Sectional 14 @ Columbus NorthTuesday (3-3). Game 1 @ 6 PM-East Central vs. Martinsville                           Game 2 Follows-Bloomington South vs. Columbus EastFriday (3-6). Game 1 @ 6 PM-Bloomington North vs. Tuesday’s Game 1 Winner                        Game 2 Follows-Columbus North vs. Tuesday’s Game 2 Winner.Saturday (3-7) @ 7:30 PM. ChampionshipFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infolast_img read more