Indian percussion inspired by San Francisco to premiere at community center

first_imgWhat would San Francisco sound like expressed in south Indian percussion? In a new work called “7 x 7” premiering at the Community Music Center on April 29, composer, percussionist and educator Rohan Krishnamurthy has given that concept a go.Krishnamurthy took field recordings from around San Francisco’s nature and neighborhoods, as well as conversations with San Francisco artists, and reinterpreted them in solo composition for the mridangam, a type of drum. The result is a piece that evokes everything from cable cars to construction sites to the Women’s March and symbols of current social tensions.From CMC:The soloist is challenged to push the boundaries of traditional, mathematical repertoire, strict timing, and conventional aesthetics, and explore new, experimental capacities, in both composed and improvised parts. The piece is composed so future performances can feature other percussion instruments and performers of different skill levels. Krishnamurthy will present the piece, along with some cross-genre works developed with saxophonist Prasant Radhakrishnan, pianist Colin Hogan, and drummer Ryan Andrews. He will also offer a series of free Indian Rhythm and Hand Drumming workshops at the music center leading up to the concert.Event Information:April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pmAcclaimed Indian Percussionist, Rohan Krishnamurthy in ConcertCMC Concert Hall: 544 Capp St.$15/$10 students and seniorsApril 29, 2017 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pmIndian Rhythm and Hand Drumming Workshop with Rohan KrishnamurthyCMC Concert Hall: 544 Capp St.FREE 0%center_img Tags: community music center • Events • Music • things to do Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

JONNY Lomax says a Grand Final winners medal woul

first_imgJONNY Lomax says a Grand Final winners’ medal would cap off a surreal season.The 21-year-old has already achieved his goal of playing one more game than his total last season – and won the Engage Super League Young Player of the Year on Monday night.Now his focus is on Old Trafford and a battle with Leeds Rhinos.“Not much can be said about the final!” he said. “I am looking forward to it. It will be a tough encounter and a massive occasion. You don’t get many chances to play in a game like this so you need to take the opportunity when it comes and also enjoy the day.“It’s been a surreal year. My goal was to play 17 games – one more than last year – and I think I have missed three all season. Now playing scrum half at Old Trafford will cap if off for me.“I’ve really enjoyed it. When we played Leeds away that was a turning point for both my and Lee Gaskell. We’d been in awe of these players and asking ourselves ‘should we really be here’. But when we played at half back then I said to Gasky ‘you know what, we do belong here’. Our confidence kicked on and it’s been great.“I was calling the plays and yelling at Jammer to get himself there. When something went wrong I lost my rag and then apologised to them! Jammer told me that was exactly what they needed and they would back me.“That makes you feel part of it and my confidence has shot up. Jammer and Leon were great with me really and I have to thank them. They used to whisper in conversation with me until I decided to talk louder. I thought it was out of order at first but it really brought me out of my shell.”Now Jonny and Lee will have the opportunity to show Super League what they can do on the biggest domestic stage of all.“We know how good Leeds are. They have strike players all over the pitch. From one to 17 we will need to bring our best,” he continued. “I played last year and watched us lose to Leeds in the finals before. It was gutting but you need to take the positives out of it. I don’t want to feel that again and I want to do best to try and achieve. It spurs you on watching the other team celebrating because you want to do it.“To win would cap a very surreal season.”That surreal season took another twist on Monday when he was named Engage Super League Young Player of the Year – and Jonny was quick to thank the people that helped him win such an accolade.“I’d like to thank the people at Orrell St James – my amateur club – and the lads I played with,” he continued. “The Youth Development team at Saints have been excellent since I have been at the club – especially Mike Rush and Derek Traynor who have always supported me.“Rugby League is a team game and therefore it would be wrong not to thank all the players I have lined up with this season too. Royce Simmons and Keiron Purtill have shown a lot of faith in me and I will always appreciate that.“Finally, my mum and dad are people I will always be truly thankful for. My dad Ian coached me from the age of seven and quite clearly without them I wouldn’t have even been in with a chance of winning this award.”last_img read more

NATHAN Brown says everyone is striving at the club

first_imgNATHAN Brown says everyone is striving at the club to get better following the loss to Warrington.There have been some real positive signs in training this week but the proof will be in the action on Friday.Huddersfield Giants are next up for the Saints at Langtree Park.“My view hasn’t changed of the game but we now have to move on and move forward,” he said. “I know the fans here like to win trophies and are used to winning in the Super League era. From last year I know they can handle losing but it is the manner in which we lose. The way we lost wasn’t what we deserved to deliver to the fans.“There are a lot of positive things happening, we’ve had our fair share of things to go against us and the guys have put the club in a good spot.“Ourselves, Leeds and Wigan are within a couple of points of each other and if you look at this point last year then it is a huge improvement. We haven’t had a lot of luck with stability in our team either so if you take all that into account then it isn’t too bad.“But the manner in which we lost at the weekend doesn’t help. It wasn’t where we want to be to get to where we want to be. We have to get better and improve in certain areas against certain teams. The reality is if you want to do something at the end of the year you are going to front Leeds and Wigan coming at you. We need to make sure we are doing the right things to give ourselves the best shot.“Our defence at times looks good – we kept Bradford to nil and they scored a lot of points against Catalan and Bradford – but we aren’t doing it consistently.”Saints will miss Josh Jones, Alex Walmsley and Jonny Lomax this week with short term knocks.“Josh suffered concussion on Sunday so he has to sit out for a week. Alex is out with a hamstring problem whilst Jonny’s injury is a knee. They aren’t disastrous and will be short term. Mark Percival is getting closer to returning too.“It is a big game on Friday and Huddersfield are going well. We need to rebound off a not so good performance. I’m looking forward to seeing how the boys do and if we have learned some lessons from the Wigan and Warrington games.“We have had a positive week but the proof is in the action.”Tickets for Friday’s game remain on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.last_img read more

JOB Done Well half of it anyway as the Saints boo

first_imgJOB Done! Well half of it anyway as the Saints booked themselves a home Grand Final on Sunday week, courtesy of a 46-6 win over Widnes, writes Graham Henthorne.Always nervy affairs semi-finals and this was no different with both sets containing players well known to each other in both towns.In fact it was the visitors who started the better and it took a fabulous last ditch tackle from Levy Nzounogu and Aaron Smith to hold the loose forward up over the line.But that was virtually as good as it got for the Vikings as the Saints pack turned the screw with some trademark relentless defence which sapped their resolve for the next 35 minutes.Dave Eccleston, who had a superb first half was first on the scoresheet strolling into the corner after quick hands and good attacking play along the line had created the overlap for him.Aaron Smith then went close as he almost managed to haul half the Vikings pack over the line with.An error on the last of the visitors next exit set gave the Saints great field position. Two drives later and Danny Richardson found himself just where he wanted to be, running at a retreating defensive line. The stand-off’s arcing run took him through the line where he approached the fullback but waited for the supporting Ricky Bailey to zoom up alongside. A simple pass and Bailey scooted the last 20 metres to the line.The visitors could see the writing on the wall at this stage but it became twice as big as Bailey increased the lead on the half hour scoring his second.The Vikings’ discipline was costing them dear and from the latest penalty tap restart Josh Eaves jumped down the blindside on half way. He fed Ben Morris who took it on 20 metres before again giving the beleaguered fullback no chance with a measured pass to Bailey storming up; the fullbacks pace allowing him to squeeze through two covering players.The game turned on a foot in touch three minutes into the second period. Regan Grace and Jake Spedding found themselves going for the same centre who managed to get the ball out to his winger but thankfully for the Saints he just stepped in touch.Three tackles later and the ball found its way back to Spedding who made up for the earlier indiscretion by breaking the line before feeding it inside to Morris for a stroll in.From the kick off the pack continued to roll through their opposite numbers but on the last Liam Cooper made a half break down the right and flicked the ball out to Richardson. He committed the retreating line feeding Matty Costello who turned on the afterburners to beat the cover to the corner.The Vikings scored a consolation after the Saints worst back to back attacking and defensive sets but normal service was resumed as Costello scored his second.A speculative grubber from Eccleston knocked on by the Vikings and a penalty for having the ball thrown at him gave the Saints the ball on the Vikings line. From the tap Richardson again fed Costello to go in at the corner.Two tries in the final ten minutes saw the Saints rub salt into the wound.A Widnes knock on in their own half saw Regan Grace score his almost customary try picking up the loose ball and jinking his way past six or seven from 30 metres out.Then a Costello half break down the left gave his centre partner Spedding a walk in for the Saints eighth and last try.It’s hard to single individuals out of a performance like that as all played their part in a great team effort.As I said at the beginning semi-finals are always nervy affairs as no-one remembers who loses them. At least if you get to the Final you get a medal.But don’t you worry Saints fans, the 17 players who pull on the red vee and run out next Sunday at 14:00 are not going to be satisfied with just getting there. Whether they play our nearest and dearest or the Rhinos from across the Pennines they are only going to be satisfied with going through the season unbeaten and in the process picking up the trophy their season’s efforts deserve.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Dave Eccleston (8), Ricky Bailey (21 & 31), Ben Morris (44), Matty Costello (47 & 59), Regan Grace (70), Jake Spedding (76).Goals: Danny Richardson 7/8.Widnes:Tries: Owen Farnworth (55).Goals: Brad Walker 1/1.Half Time: 18-0Full Time: 46-6Teams:Saints:1. Ricky Bailey; 2. Dave Eccleston, 4. Matty Costello, 3. Jake Spedding, 5. Regan Grace; 6. Danny Richardson, 7. Brad Billsborough; 8. Levy Nzoungou, 9. Aaron Smith, 17. Alex Eckley, 11. Liam Cooper, 12. Ben Morris, 13. Mike Weldon.Subs: 10. Jordan Olmez, 14. Josh Eaves, 15. Evan Bullen, 16. Chris Follin.Widnes:1. Oliver Ashall; 2. Owen Buckley, 3. Keenan Brand, 4. Lloyd Roby, 5. Sam Freeman; 6. Joe Lyons, 7. Josh Houghton; 8. Jack Armstrong, 9. Danny Walker, 10. Owen Farnworth, 11. Jack Houghton, 12. Liam Walsh, 13. Brad Walker.Subs: 14. Chris Wilson, 15. James Rutledge, 16. Pat McCarroll, 17. Connor Cutts.last_img read more

WPD monitoring Confederate statues after vandalisms

first_img The caller said he was walking to the library and when he returned, he noticed the statue had been damaged. There was a white flag hung on the statue and there was spray paint on its feet and head. The statue was scheduled to be pressure washed.Then, just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to 3rd and Dock Street again after reports of a rope hanging from the statue. Thompson says the rope was tied around the neck of the statue and tied to a vehicle, in an attempt to pull the statue over.Wilmington Police are also investigating vandalism on another statue at 3rd and Market. The statue has what looks like red paint on its face. No other information is available on that one at this time.Related Article: Racist graffiti on lockers brings charges against 2 studentsIf you know anything, please call Wilmington Police or use Text-a-Tip. A Confederate statue at 3rd and Market Street in Wilmington has spray paint on it. (Photo: Hannah Patrick/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Officials with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating after two Confederate statues in downtown Wilmington were vandalized.According to spokeswoman Linda Rawley Thompson, officers responded to 3rd and Dock Street after a call Tuesday night about a statue that had been damaged.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Regulatory Commission talks latest inspections at Brunswick Plant

first_img Inspectors say the plant met most if not all safety and operations regulations. There were some minor violations, but none were deemed significant.Duke Energy has a license to operate at the plant until the mid 2030’s.“The outlook at Brunswick is positive,” said Galen Smith who is the NRC on site inspector of the plant. “I think the performance is slowly improving and that’s kind of what we want to see. We want to see out of a licensee that they are continuing to make improvements and not settling.”Related Article: Duke Energy Progress scheduled power outageDuke has to have approved licenses to operate the plant that the NRC provides.Plant officials tell us the past three years have been some of the most efficient years in production history. SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) –  Regulators want the public to know the Brunswick nuclear plant is meeting its goals. Plant officials say it’s happening as they improve energy production.Today members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission came to show the latest inspections of the nuclear plant over the past year.- Advertisement – last_img read more

CFPUA Mechanical failure led to fluoride spike in water

first_img CFPUA says fluoride is tested every four hours so once high levels were detected, staff shut down operations and no more water was pumped from the plant.The fluoride will remain turned off until CFPUA determines what led to the mechanical failure. Tap water from sink (Photo: U.S. Air Force) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A mechanical failure at the Richardson Nanofiltration Plant is what caused high fluoride levels earlier this week, says Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.CFPUA says fluoride siphoned into stored water during the plant’s off period.When the plant restarted, high levels of fluoride released into the water.- Advertisement – last_img read more

State Board investigating New Hanover County alleged voter registration fraud

first_img Voters who are already registered do not have to re-register or update their registrations unless they have moved or wish to change their name or party affiliation.The State Board office has also received reports that individuals have approached people at their homes or businesses, falsely identifying themselves as county or state elections workers.In recent months, the agency also has investigated reports of falsified registration documents delivered to county boards of elections offices.Related Article: Texas man accused of abducting girl, 8, faces federal charge“Voters should check their registrations online,” said Kim Westbrook Strach, executive director of the State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement. “There is no reason to submit a new form unless the information is outdated.”“The State Board will investigate all credible allegations of voter registration fraud by individuals or organizations,” Strach continued. “When workers involved in voter drives falsify or alter information on registration forms, it can cause problems for innocent voters at the polls.”It is a Class I felony to falsify a voter registration form and a Class 2 misdemeanor to retain a copy of a registrant’s confidential information, such as date of birth or driver license number. NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Investigators at the State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement are reviewing alleged misconduct during voter registration drives in New Hanover, Pitt, and Robeson Counties.According to a news release, the agency received reports that people misinformed voters that they must re-register in order to cast a ballot in November.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Foggy conditions blamed for minor school bus accident

first_imgFoggy conditions contributed to an accident which caused a Brunswick County Public School bus to slide into a ditch on August 27, 2018. (Photo: WWAY) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Foggy conditions contributed to an accident which caused a Brunswick County Public School bus to slide into a ditch early Monday morning.The accident happened near the intersection of Northwest Road and Mt. Misery Road in Brunswick County.- Advertisement – Brunswick County Schools spokesman Daniel Seamans said only the driver and a school bus monitor were on the bus at the time. Neither were injured.Bus 347 was just starting its route to pick up students enrolled at North Brunswick High and Leland Middle Schools.“Heavy fog and glare from oncoming traffic caused the accident,” Seamans said.Related Article: Photo with nooses labeled ‘back to school necklaces’ found at middle schoolAcross the district, some other school buses ran behind schedule, but school leaders say this is typical for the first week of school as drivers adjust to their routes.Brunswick County Public Schools has 153 buses that pick up students across the district.last_img read more

UNCW Police help with UNC protest over Confederate statue

first_img A spokeswoman says six UNCW officers went to help as part of a UNC system-wide agreement and at the request of UNC police.The school does not yet know if there will be any overtime expenses for the officers. RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — UNCW Police went to Chapel Hill Thursday night to help with the latest round of protests over a confederate statue.Supporters and opponents of the “Silent Sam” statue, which was toppled last week, converged again on the UNC campus.- Advertisement – last_img read more