Hearing, seeing principles of dance

first_imgTwitter Email Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleNo cry for this EvitaNext articleSuicide patrol gets in the picture at charity exhibition John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebookcenter_img Print Linkedin DANCE Limerick is hosting a series of talks aimed at performers and audiences interested in creating, enjoying and appreciating the art form. Talks will be held in the Daghdha Space, former church of St John of the Cross, in John’s Square and are a modest fiver to access.Next week’s talk, ‘Creating Work Outdoors’, by movement artist and researcher Sandra Reeve, is aimed at creating work in outside spaces, and audiences interested in understanding the concepts behind site specific performances.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Reeve will open the discussion with some of her experiences and with examples of her own environmental performances on Tuesday February 25 at 7.30pm.For those with an interest in contemporary dance and who would like to learn more about how to appreciate and engage with  performances, Brigitte Moody, course director of the Graduate Diploma and Masters in Dance at UL, is leading the second talk. Her ‘Seeing Dance’ is on Tuesday March 4 at 7.30pm.Ms Moody’s talk will illuminate some of the seminal choreographers in dance history, as well looking at the work of Irish choreographer, John Scott, whose new work ‘Magnetic’ comes to the Daghdha Space in early April. See www.dancelimerick.ie NewsHearing, seeing principles of danceBy John Keogh – February 19, 2014 497 last_img read more

Former Houston police officer Gerald Goines charged with 2 counts of murder in botched raid

first_imgABC News(HOUSTON) — The former Houston police officer who allegedly lied in order to obtain a search warrant for a city residence has been charged with murder after a raid on that home resulted in the deaths of a couple inside.Gerald Goines was charged Friday with two counts of murder related to the botched narcotics raid that took place at a home in southeast Houston on Jan. 28. His fellow cop, Steven Bryant, was charged with tampering with a government document for allegedly attempting to help Goines cover up the illegally obtained warrant.During the raid, Rhogena Nicholas and Dennis Tuttle were shot to death by police officers, according to the medical examiner. The couple’s dog was also killed by police.“Under Texas law, if, during the commission of one felony, in this case tampering with a government record, a person commits an act clearly dangerous to human life, execution of a no-knock warrant by an armed squad of police officers into a private residence that causes the death of another, in this case two deaths, it’s first-degree murder,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said at a press conference Friday. “We call that felony murder.”Both men were suspended from the Houston Police Department and later chose to retire.Goines, 54, was the officer who obtained a so-called “no knock” warrant, which allows police to enter a building without signaling their arrival or reason for being there. Ogg said Goines made “numerous false statements” in the affidavit presented to the judge who signed the warrant. Among those were allegedly false claims that a two-week narcotics operation had just concluded at the home, an confidential informant had bought heroin from the address and the seller was armed with a handgun.Four police officers were also shot, including Goines. One of those officers is still in the hospital in serious condition seven months later.Bryant, 45, allegedly lied in supplemental paperwork saying he had assisted Goines in a narcotics operation at the house on day prior to the raid.“Bryant’s claims were false,” Ogg said. “He further fabricated that two days after the raid on the Harding Street residence that he recovered a plastic bag that contained a white napkin and two small packets of a brown powdery substance that he knew, based on his skill and expertise, contained heroin. Bryant claimed that he recognized the drugs as the same drugs allegedly purchased by Goines’ CI the day before, Jan. 27. That was false.”Goines lawyer, Nicole DeBorde, said late Friday her client was innocent of the charges, and they intended to fight them in court.“It is not something we’ve been expecting. And I’m very disappointed the case wasn’t taken to a grand jury so the grand jury can actually vet the facts of this case,” DeBorde told ABC News. “I know the DA referenced the idea this case was still being investigated. It seems to me it would have been the better practice to make sure this was fully investigated and vetted by a grand jury. But we’re prepared to fight this and defend Gerald’s innocence in this matter.”Both Goines and Bryant were booked Friday evening and released on bond. As a condition of his bond, Goines handed in his passport, must not leave Harris County and was fitted with an ankle monitoring bracelet.“The indictments today of former HPD Gerald Goines and Steven Bryant are important developments, but they should be only the beginning of the pursuit of justice in the police killings of Rhogena Nicholas and Dennis Tuttle,” said Michael Patrick Doyle, the lawyer representing the family of Rhogena Nicholas. “The Nicholas family’s search for the truth of what happened to Rhogena also continues. Our independent investigation is focused not only on HPD Narcotics Squad 15, but also about the conduct, pattern and practices of HPD before, during, and after the out-of-control, unjustified execution of Rhogena in her own home.”Doyle said the family still wants Houston Police Capt. Paul Follis and Houston Police Lt. Marsha Todd deposed in relation to the investigation.The police union largely withheld comment on the arrests, but did agree no other officers should be charged.“The HPOU has learned former Officers Steven Bryant and Gerald Goines have been charged criminally for conduct related to the Harding Street narcotics investigation and shooting,” the Houston Police Officers’ Union said in a statement. “Due to the pending criminal charges, it would be inappropriate for the HPOU to provide any additional comments. The HPOU would direct you to the attorneys representing former Officers Bryant and Goines.”“The HPOU is pleased the District Attorney’s office appears to concur with the conclusions reached by the Houston Police Department investigation that no other officers were involved in any criminal activity relating to the execution of the warrant or the shooting.,” the union added.Goines was a 34-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, while Bryant had worked for the department for 23 years.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New storm to bring severe weather to Central and Southern US, record heat for millions

first_imgABC NewsBy Max Golembo, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A new storm system is moving from the Rockies into the Plains and the South on Monday through Wednesday with damaging winds, large hail and tornado threats.Severe weather is expected on Monday for the Upper Midwest in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin where damaging winds and large hail will be the biggest threat.On Tuesday, another storm will move out of the Rockies and dive south into the southern Plains and parts of the Deep South with a threat for damaging winds, tornadoes and large hail.On Tuesday the threat for these damaging storms will be for Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri and on Wednesday the threat moves into Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee.Meanwhile, its hot, windy and dry ahead and south of the storm systems.Elsewhere, several brush fires broke out because of these dry windy conditions and there were two brush fires outside of Los Angeles in Simi Valley on Sunday.Also, several brush fires broke out just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin early in the holiday weekend with some evacuations in effect at the time.Winds gusted to near 70 mph in the Plains on Sunday producing dangerous fire conditions.Also, dozens of record highs were broken Sunday including Phoenix which reached 98. Denver hit 80, Rochester in Minnesota peaked at 81 and Valentine, Nebraska, made it to 89 — the warmest temp ever recorded this early in the season.On Monday, 11 states from California to Vermont are under red flag warnings and wind alerts as low humidity, gusty winds and bone-dry conditions will produce critical fire danger in these areas.Additionally, more record highs are possible Monday, especially in the Central U.S. with temperatures in the 80s possible all the way to Minneapolis, Minnesota.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Matador! Soul Sounds Releases “Go On, Love” Video & Fall Tour Dates

first_imgMake sure to check out the label’s launch party, which will take place at Cervantes’ in Denver on September 28th. Furthermore, Matador! Soul Sounds has paired this release with the announcement of a number of new tour dates following their upcoming European run. See below for the details on the group’s newly added performances. For more information, head to the band’s website.Matador! Soul Sounds Upcoming Tour Dates:7/12 @ Saint Paul Soul Jazz Festival – France7/19 @ Los Huesos De Portobello – Santandre, Spain7/20 @ Sala Biribay – Logrono, Spain7/21 @ Clamores Club – Madrid, Spain7/25 @ Ciclo Huerta De Las Delicias – Palenica, Spain7/27 @ Imagina Funk Festival – Torres-Torres, Spain9/26 @ Public House – Crested Butte, CO9/27 @ Shakedown Bar – Vail, CO9/28 @ Cervante’s Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO9/29 @ The Old Town Pub – Steamboat Springs, CO9/30 @ Hodi’s Half Note – Fort Collins, CO10/4 @ Lost on Main – Chico, CA Matador! Soul Sounds has been taking the world by storm. Since debuting the project at Brooklyn Comes Alive in 2017, the powerhouse funk-soul-jazz-fusion act has kept themselves busy, releasing their debut album, Get Ready, in March and continually captivating audiences across the country. Today, Matador! Soul Sounds has big news for fans, releasing the debut video for their song, “Go On, Love” and announcing a number of fall tour dates in the United States.For those unfamiliar, the band features a dream lineup of virtuosic players including guitarist Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds), drummer Alan Evans (Soulive), keyboardist Chris Spies, and bassist Kevin Scott. With this powerful musical foundation at its core, the band is rounded out by two stunning vocalists, Kimberly Dawson (Pimps of Joytime) and Adryon de León (Orgone). The combination of these key players in the scene is explosive, and the group is rapidly earning critical acclaim both in the U.S. and abroad.With an ever-growing songbook, Kevin Scott explained to us why the band has so easily gelled together, “To write and record with these guys is so easy it’s scary. Everyone brings their own vibe to what they contribute to the song. Everyone has enough experience to know when to listen and when to contribute.”“Go On, Love” is one of the standout tracks from the band’s rapidly growing catalog of originals. Initially premiered on Live For Live Music in April, the track shows the group at its finest. Rife with hypnotic grooves and soulful vocal acrobatics, the song is a triumph, highlighting the broad range of the band’s musical prowess.As Alan Evans described, “This song is a perfect example of why I love this band so much.  Everyone has such distinct personalities and voices that I could clearly feel and hear when I wrote the music for this song.  I also knew Kim and Adryon would come up with the perfect melodic and lyrical content. I love this song, this band, and I know you will too!”“Al came through with a solid rhythm idea, and Kim and I ran with it. My personal favorite Matador recording to date!” elaborated Adryon de Leon.As for the new music video for Matador! Soul Sounds’ “Go On, Love”, the video finds the members of Matador! Soul Sounds performing in Color Red studios—Eddie Roberts’ recently launched multi-media platform and recording studio in his home of Denver, Colorado. The music video, produced and edited by J. Mimna Productions, showcases these exciting new facilities and depicts the band doing its thing in a stripped-down and authentic way.Eddie Roberts is clearly in a period of deeply creative momentum. In the past year he’s founded both Color Red and Matador! Soul Sounds. As he told us, “This song and video represent the coming together of many things for me. My new band, recording a new song, in my new studio, for my new label. This was the culmination of months of work and is the very first recording in Color Red Studios for Color Red Records. It also happens to be a beautiful song written by Alan, Kim, and Adryon!”Live For Live Music is proud to be a media partner for this video, which was officially premiered under Color Red’s banner. You can check out the new music video for Matador! Soul Sounds’ “Go On, Love” below.last_img read more

Drop in travel means less money for the road construction fund

first_imgDES MOINES — The director of the Department of Transportation says the agency is moving forward with road construction as the weather allows — but funding could become an issue.DOT Planner Stuart Anderson says traffic volume is down as many businesses are closed by the pandemic and people are staying home. He says they are seeing about a 40% reduction in travel through their automated traffic recorders.  Less travel leads to a drop in road use taxes that are used for construction by the state, cities, and counties.Anderson says there are fewer gallons of gas sold and fewer dollars collected in gas tax. There are also fewer vehicles being sold and there is a five-percent fee collected when vehicles are sold.  Anderson says the drop in Road Use Tax funds could be significant.“Right now we’re estimating at least a 25% reduction in state road funding,” Anderson says. “There is some discussion happening nationally about the potential for a future COVID relief fund by Congress to help  backfill some of that lost revenue.”Anderson says there’s not a lot of time before the drop in funding would be felt. “There’s about a month or two lag from when those are collected to when they are deposited into the Road Use Tax Fund and then distributed to the DOT and cities and counties,” according to Anderson.“So we are expecting that we’ll start to see that reduction in May — with the May distribution of Road Use Tax Funds.  So, this certainly has the potential to impact road construction projects.”  Anderson says planners are working on contingency plans if the shortfall hits without any relief funds.“We are looking at potentially delaying putting some projects out for bid here in the next couple of months just to be better prepare if that happens,” Anderson says.  “Depending on how long this reduction is in place — there is the potential that it could impact the projects that are already under construction.”Anderson says the state, counties, and cities would all have less funding, as a 25 percent reduction would be about $35 million each month to the fund. “A little less than half of that would be the reduction that the DOT would see. About a third of that is the reduction the counties would see, and then the remaining 20 percent of that is what Iowa cities would see as a reduction in state revenue for roadways,” Anderson says. He says they will continue to watch the numbers and determine the actions they need to take when it comes to state roadway construction.last_img read more