The New Mastersounds Honor Allen Toussaint With Guest-Filled Performance In New Orleans [Photos/Setlist]

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The New Mastersounds Honor Allen Toussaint With Guest-Filled Performance In New Orleans [Photos/Setlist]

first_imgThe New Mastersounds hosted another late night Jazz Fest show for the books, bringing their English-style funk outfit to the city of New Orleans during the most wonderful time of year. Another 2AM show filed into the Joy Theatre for a double set scorcher, welcoming some very special guests for the early morning tribute to the late Allen Toussaint.Lettuce/Soulive’s Eric Krasno, Dumpstaphunk’s Ivan Neville, and southern rock-soul artist Marc Broussard were billed for the “Southern Late Nights” tribute to New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint.The band started and ended the night with their original music, sandwiching the tribute with hits like “Cigar Time” and “Baby Bouncer.” Nearing the approach of sunrise, the all-stars brought a new level of funky respect to classic songs like “Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley,” “Night People,” and “Last Train.”Check out these incredible photos from last night, courtesy of the great Jeremy Scott: The New Mastersounds will be returning to the Joy Theatre this evening with Jon Cleary and Marc Broussard. Tickets available here.The New Mastersounds @ The Joy Theatre 4/29/16:Set One: MFP, Cigar Time, Take What You Need, Dusty, Sitting On My Knees, Windjammer*, 33*, Sneakin Sally^, On Your Way+, Yes We Can%Set Two: Night People#, Hercules*, Funky Bars, Last Train=, High N Wide, T Bad, SF, Hihachi, Fancy, Upstairs, All Wrapped Up, Baby Bouncer* w/ Eric Krasno+ w/ Marc# w/ Ivan= w/ Joe^ w/ Marc & Kraz% w/ Marc & Ivanlast_img read more

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Play to members’ hearts, not just their wallets

first_img This post is currently collecting data… COVID-19 has forever changed the way we do business in nearly every industry, financial services included. In the second session of Directors & Dialogue December, hosted by CUES, finance and fintech expert Chris Skinner, chair of the European networking forum The Financial Services Club and chair of Nordic Finance Innovation, discussed how credit unions can adapt and grow digital strategy to be successful in a post-pandemic world without the big budgets of the mega banks.A K-Shaped RecoveryThough politicians and business leaders have lamented the unexpectedness of the coronavirus pandemic, Skinner dismisses this as a sign of poor planning. “It was completely predictable. If you saw the 2012 movie Contagion with Jude Law, we all knew it was coming one day,” he said. “It’s just that we didn’t plan for it.”Or at least, we didn’t plan for it the right way. Skinner noted that banks developing their business continuity plans focused too much on the physical aspect of operations. “They should have had a disaster recovery plan for if people had no office to go to, whereas their physical disaster recovery plan was to have another office.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img This is placeholder text continue reading »last_img read more

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Syracuse men’s lacrosse’s offense is rounding into form at just the right time

first_img Related Stories Syracuse weathers Duke comeback to win 2nd straight ACC tournament championshipFast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 14-8 ACC championship win over Duke Published on May 3, 2016 at 1:47 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds John Desko knew there was a lot to replace and didn’t know who would step up. He knew finding that out would take time. So when his offense was still developing, he never panicked.Throughout the season, the Orange has evolved. A team that lost four out of five in the middle of the season turned into one that’s won four straight, including an Atlantic Coast Conference championship, which clinched an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.“It’s been a challenge for us to figure out who we are … and trying to piece some things together at the offensive end of the field,” Desko said at media day on Jan. 11. “… I think as we go forward, you’re going to see changes during the season as we figure out our players and guys tend to rise to the top.”With wins over North Carolina and Duke this past weekend, No. 5 SU (10-4, 2-2 ACC) has re-emerged as a contender to return to championship weekend for the first time since 2013. And a big reason behind it is Syracuse’s offensive fluidity in which the ball zips in and out of seams in opposing defenses and players use their skill sets to capitalize on cushions of space. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHannah Wagner | Staff PhotographerThe Orange’s first-line midfield of Sergio Salcido, Nick Mariano and Derek DeJoe boasts three players with the ability to snipe every open shot from as far as 15 yards out. Opponents have to make a decision: get burned by the midfielders on the perimeter or open up the core in front of the net for attacks like Dylan Donahue to sneak through.The offense ranks 11th in the country with an average of 12.6 goals per game. During Syracuse’s current four-game win streak, it’s averaging a fraction fewer than that with 50 goals in that span. With the NCAA tournament set to begin in less than two weeks, the Orange’s offense is finally rounding into form.“You have to peak at the end of the year,” Donahue said. “You don’t want to peak at the beginning of the year.”Emma Comtois | Design EditorOne of the only things Desko could count on a few months ago was that Donahue would be the quarterback. Who would be catching, shooting and scoring after his passes was still unclear. But Mariano and Salcido have become the primary beneficiaries of Donahue’s savvy play.Through the first 10 games of the season, Salcido averaged of 1.6 goals per game. In the past four, he’s averaging two goals per game. Mariano also bumped up his scoring averages from 2.2 in the first 10 to 2.5 in the last four. Three of the last four games came against teams ranked in the top 13.“I think it takes a little pressure off (Donahue) that the midfielders are doing a little more than we’re used,” Mariano said.With five and a half minutes left in the second quarter against North Carolina on Friday, the Orange showed why its offensive has become so dangerous. Donahue (yellow rectangle below) carried the ball behind the net as Mariano (blue rectangle in second and third photos), a lefty, set up on the left wing.Courtesy of ESPN3Courtesy of ESPN3As soon as Mariano caught the ball, two UNC defenders (red circles below) shifted their attention and their bodies toward him. That opened up space (white rectangle) for attack Tim Barber to have a wide-open chance on the crease.Courtesy of ESPN3“Any time you get the defense to pressure out, it leaves so many openings underneath,” Donahue said. “It’s kind of like basketball with 3-point shooters. If a team’s shooting real hot, it leaves everything else open, too.”On Sunday against Duke, Mariano capitalized as a scorer while Donahue (yellow rectangle) drew the defensive attention. About three minutes into the third quarter, Donahue carried the ball behind the net. As he curled closer and closer to goal-line extended, a second Blue Devils defender (red circles) shifted his eyes toward him.Courtesy of ESPN3So Donahue dished the ball to Mariano (blue rectangle) standing near the restraining line with several feet (white rectangle) to crow-hop before shooting. Seconds later, the ball was in the back of the net.Courtesy of ESPN3Courtesy of ESPN3“Having (Donahue) draw the slides for us, we try to help him and can our shots whenever we can,” Mariano said, “because he’s doing all the work and that’s us paying it back to him.”Poetry in motion. Clicking on all cylinders. Locked in a groove. Any cliché would work.What was unknown four months ago is now nearly a surefire lock. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Spring Brings Uptick in Home Sales But Inventory Remains Low

first_img Share April 21, 2014 460 Views Following weak home sales during the first two months of the year resulting from extreme winter weather, March sales picked up 24.6 percent across the 52 metros measured in the RE/MAX National Housing Report. However, despite the significant increase, March sales are 10.1 percent below their year-ago level.With sales rebounding just in time for spring homebuying season, the market continues to demonstrate its persistent trends of rising prices and low inventory.“A low supply of homes for sale continues to characterize today’s market,” RE/MAX reported. Housing inventory is down 0.2 percent over the month and 5.9 percent over the year.Current inventory stands at 4.1 months’ supply. A six months’ supply indicates a balanced market.As a result of low inventory, homes continue to fly off the market rather quickly. For the past 22 months, the average home sold was listed for sale for fewer than 90 days. In March, the average home sold spent 77 days on the market.Meager inventory has helped push prices ever higher. The median sales price in March was $186,941, according to RE/MAX, demonstrating a 3.6 percent increase over the month and an 8.8 percent increase from last year. March marks the 26th consecutive month of home price increases, according to RE/MAX data.Forty-one of the 52 metros observed in RE/MAX’s report recorded annual price increases in March.“Clearly, unexpected winter storms resulted in a slow start for housing this year, but the strong rebound in March sales could build momentum for spring and summer,” said RE/MAX CEO Margaret Kelly. Home Prices Home Sales Housing Supply RE/MAX 2014-04-21 Krista Franks Brockcenter_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Market Studies, News Spring Brings Uptick in Home Sales, But Inventory Remains Lowlast_img read more

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