Trey Anastasio Trio has announced webcasts for all three of their upcoming sold-out performances at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans, LA via LivePhish. The highly anticipated three-night run will take place this week from Thursday, April 26th, to Saturday, April 28th, coinciding with the beginning of this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.The trio—comprised of Trey Anastasio and his longtime solo bandmates Russ Lawton (drums) and Tony Markellis (bass)—is touring in place of the full Trey Anastasio Band while keyboardist Ray Paczkowski recovers after undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor last month.You can trace the origins of the modern Trey Anastasio Band back to this trio of musicians. As Anastasio explained in a Facebook post announcing the Trey Anastasio Trio tour plans, the tour’s opening night, April 17th, 2018, marked the 20th anniversary of the first time Trey shared the stage with Tony and Russ, as part of a gig billed as 8 Foot Fluorescent Tubes, which featured the debuts of “Sand”, “First Tube”, and “Mozambique”, among others. That core group–Trey Anastasio, Russ Lawton, and Tony Markellis–soon became the original iteration of the Trey Anastasio Band.The trio mounted their first full tour in May of 1999. That tour saw the birth of many of the songs that still make up TAB setlists to this day, with just Trey, Russ and Tony holding things down. The band (and the music) continued to evolve from there, with Trey going through a litany of lineup changes, additions, and evolutions over the years, eventually landing on the robust lineups we’ve seen in recent years.While the full Trey Anastasio Band will be back in due time, the opportunity to get a taste of this rare Trey Anastasio Trio tour from their couches. For more information, or to order your webcasts for Trey Anastasio Trio’s New Orleans run, head here.
With the companies such as Amazon, Airbnb, and Uber transforming the economic landscape, businesses, especially small neighborhood businesses, are having to rethink the traditional model. Balancing goods, services, and profit is becoming increasingly difficult.What does that mean for our communities, customer service, and even jobs?Harvard Business School’s (HBS) Baker Foundation Professor Leonard Schlesinger and senior lecturer of business administration Kristin Williams Mugford are trying to answer those questions, utilizing 30 years of industry data to help keep local businesses in the neighborhood.“The citizen question is, what do we want our neighborhood to be like and feel like?” Schlesinger said. “There are benefits to large-scale companies because they can use technology to manage customer relationships that small businesses struggle [to do]. But there are bigger, broader public policy questions. Small businesses are the engines of growth for job creation and they’re at the very root of what makes our communities different and unique.”These critical issues were discussed during the Faculty Speaker Series lecture “What Great Service Leaders Know and Do” at the Harvard Ed Portal in Allston on Oct. 18. Nearly 40 small business owners, students, and members of the Allston-Brighton community came to learn what customer service means today.Schlesinger opened the discussion by laying out three decades of research on service and service firms, and the approach he said amounts to “common sense”: delivering a high-quality and memorable customer experience, as well as value, whether the business is a car dealership, department store, or pizza-delivery service.“We have encounters we call moments of truth, we understand the underlying psychology of those interactions, and our job as service leaders is to manufacture sets of interactions that are ideally memorable in a positive way,” he said.Positive interaction traditionally has been related to employee satisfaction, he said — happy employees deliver better customer service; employees who feel valued give value. But companies such as Amazon deliver value in a way that a mom-and-pop business can’t. Not only are their goods and services usually cheaper, but they’re more convenient, ordered online and delivered to the customer’s front door.Access, convenience, and availability aren’t the only things changing the relationship between businesses and consumers. Large companies can rely on automation. Contracted labor arrangements, such as Uber and Airbnb, further complicate the equation. Building service businesses without owning anything is quickly becoming the norm.“These are profound changes and they have significant implications not only for our research, but for our lives and how we think about what’s going on,” Schlesinger said.How does this new economic reality play out in our neighborhoods and social interactions? What is its impact on work quality, and the quality of jobs in the United States?Mugford explores these questions in her class “Neighborhood Business Partnership,” a field course in which students work directly with local business owners facing some of these challenges.Mugford explained that large companies have some enormous advantages that make it very difficult for local businesses to compete, despite the community benefits of neighborhood businesses and face-to-face interactions.“One-third of private sector jobs are in small businesses,” she said. “But it’s really hard to be a small-businessperson.”For example, some of her students worked in a neighborhood bookstore in Roxbury that is trying to figure out how to keep its customers when they can buy any book they want online, usually at a lesser cost. But the bookstore is considered an anchor in the community and plays an important role in neighborhood stabilization, Mugford said.“We’re working on addressing these businesses one a time, highlighting the dilemmas and tensions and some of the things that have to happen at the local level,” she said. “But that comes with understanding the dilemmas associated with access to capital, because competing with these bigger firms requires access to that.”Even financial institutions such as small banks and credit unions must learn how to effectively leverage the local market in the growing online global-banking economy.“I am the branch manager at a local bank just down the street and feel the conversation about effective customer service is very important,” said Alicia Yeh, assistant vice president and branch manager of Rockland Trust in Allston. “It’s imperative not just to local business providers, but to the people in the neighborhood who utilize the businesses in their community.”So, what do small businesses need to compete? Mugford said the keys are education and support for owners, smart regulation that promotes growth, and loyal, local customers.“This talk allows us to share something significant for the community. It’s a beautiful alignment with the economic development of the neighborhood,” Robert Lue, faculty director of the Harvard Ed Portal, said in his opening remarks. “It’s a perfect example of that kind of true integration and co-creation that we feel is absolutely critical for the future of our neighborhood businesses.”
Facebook12Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Kelly Golob for Tumwater Chiropractic CenterLike any other year, there was a plethora of new medical research that was talked about in the news media in 2013. Some of these studies are well done and could have profound implications, while others have conclusions that are blown out of proportion and taken out of context. And, like every other year, there are a handful of very interesting studies that seemed to get overlooked. So without further ado, here is my Top 5 list of “The Most Overlooked Health Stories of 2013”:1. The most common low back pain treatment is wrong.Researchers found that the most common prescribed anti-inflammatory medication did not perform as well as the cheaper and safer alternative of spinal manipulation for low back pain.2. An unexpected source of knee pain for runners.A new study found a link between delayed hip muscle firing and patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) in runners.3. Kinesiotape an effective treatment for some shoulder injuries.That bright colored tape seen on athletes everywhere was proven to improve shoulder range of motion and decrease shoulder impingement.4. New High-tech treatment for Tennis Elbow.Low-Level LASER therapy was shown to heal chronic lateral epicondylitis without any other treatment needed.5. Non-surgical treatment for Bulging Discs in the Neck.Researchers found that that 85% of patients with this injury were able to avoid surgery, and there were no side-effects with the treatment. Kelly Golob, D.C. is a chiropractor at Tumwater Chiropractic Center at 128 D St SW in Tumwater. Their clinic offers a variety of conservative and alternative treatments for musculoskeletal injuries and preventative wellness. They can be contacted at 360-570-9580 or online www.TumwaterChiroCenter.com or find them on Facebook.
Scouts from Daisy Troop 1662 in Fair Haven with members of the Palazzo family of Purr’n Pooch Foundation for Animals after presenting a $325 check to the foundation. The kindergartners earned money, beginning in January, by cleaning and doing chores around their homes and neighborhood to help animals in need of love and rescue. The group looks forward to the donated money being used to help the rescue and rehabilitation work of the foundation’s annual grantees.
LIGHTSTREAM HEADS FIELD OF EIGHT PROVEN 3-YEAR-OLD FILLES IN OPENING DAY, GRADE I, $300,000 LA BREA STAKES
ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2016) – Highly regarded Lightstream will step out for the first time in her six race career with new California connections backing her. Prominent So Cal owners, Little Red Feather Racing, have recently bought a share in the Florida-based filly by Harlan’s Holiday, who could very likely go off as the favorite over hometown hero, Enola Gray, in the 45th running of the Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on Dec. 26.A winner of the Grade II Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland on Oct. 22, Lightstream has never run out of the money, even in her last three graded stakes attempts. Trained by Brian Lynch, Lightstream was a second place finisher in the Grade I Test at Saratoga on Aug. 6 and ran third in the Grade I Mother Goose at Belmont on July 2. Julien Leparoux, aboard for her first two races, and also her most recent victory, will travel west and once again have the mount.Lightstream is owned by Up Hill Stable, Head of Plains Partners, LLC and Little Red Feather Racing. In six career races she has amassed earnings of $457,000.Enola Gray will have a new rider Monday at Santa Anita Park. The 3-year-old filly will gain Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith for the first time in six career outings.Bred in California by owner Nick Alexander, Enola Gray has been on everyone’s list since an impressive 16 ¼ lengths win in her first ever outing, a six and-a-half furlong maiden special weight at Santa Anita on April 10. Since then, the Phil D’Amato trained filly by Grazen hasn’t run worse than second. A winner of three ungraded stakes earlier in the year – the Melair on May 28, the Fleet Treat on July 22 and the California Distaff Handicap down the hillside turf course on Oct 15, “Gray” will take a shot at her first-ever added money attempt in the La Brea.The field, including jockeys and weights for the Grade I La Brea Race 7 – Approximate post time: 3 p.m. Lunar Empress, Norberto Arroyo, Jr., 119 Lightstream, Julien Leparoux, 121Finley’sluckycharm, Brain Hernandez, Jr., 119Constellation, David Flores, 119Coniah, Tyler Baze, 119Chao Chom, Kent Desormeaux, 119 Enola Gray, Mike Smith, 119Perfect Pic, Santiago Gonzalez, 119
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Peyton Manning strongly denied a report set to air on Al Jazeera that contends the Denver Broncos quarterback received human growth hormone through his wife during his recovery from neck fusion surgeries in 2011 in Indianapolis.In a statement Dec. 26, Manning said: “The allegation that I would do something like that is complete garbage and is totally made up. It never happened. Never.”He added, “I really can’t believe somebody would put something like this on the air. Whoever said this is making stuff up.”The allegations surfaced in an Al Jazeera undercover probe into doping in global sports that is set to air Dec. 27 and was shared in advance with the Huffington Post.The report claims Manning received HGH from an Indianapolis anti-aging clinic in 2011 while he was still with the Colts.It said the drug, which was banned by the NFL in the 2011 collective bargaining agreement, was delivered to his wife, Ashley, so that the quarterback’s name was never attached to the shipments.Liam Collins, a British hurdler, went undercover and spoke with Charlie Sly, an Austin, Texas-based pharmacist who worked at the Guyer Institute, the Indiana-based anti-aging clinic in 2011. Sly allegedly names Manning and other high profile athletes as having received HGH from the clinic.However, Sly backtracks in a subsequent statement to Al Jazeera, saying Collins secretly recorded his conversations without his knowledge or consent.“The statements on any recordings or communications that Al Jazeera plans to air are absolutely false and incorrect,” Sly said.“To be clear, I am recanting any such statements and there is no truth to any statement of mine that Al Jazeera plans to air. Under no circumstances should any of those recordings, statements or communications be aired.”The NFL and players union added human growth hormone testing to the collective bargaining agreement signed in 2011 but the side didn’t agree to testing terms until 2014. Nobody has tested positive, which would trigger a four-game suspension.Manning, who joined the Broncos in 2012, has been sidelined since Nov. 15 by a left foot injury. Brock Osweiler makes his sixth consecutive start in Manning’s place Dec. 28 when the Broncos (10-4) host the Bengals (11-3).(ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares