Phish is currently in the midst of their 2018 summer tour, which stops in Alpharetta, Georgia tonight before continuing up the east coast. Last week, the Vermont foursome announced the launch of an exclusive limited-run SiriusXM pop-up channel, Phish Radio, to take over Jam On (ch.29) starting today, Friday, August 3rd, at noon ET.On August 16th, the channel will turn into The Bunny, the exclusive broadcaster of the band’s sold-out 11th festival, Curveball. The Bunny will run on ch. 29 through the end of the festival on Sunday, August 19th before converting back to Jam On on Monday, August 20th.According to the announcement, the channel will launch with a live concert broadcast from Atlanta and a special program hosted by Ari Fink with the one-and-only Trey Anastasio, “Ask Trey,” where Anastasio will answer questions that were submitted to SiriusXM by Phish fans earlier this month. Phish Radio will play music from throughout the band’s extensive career, including selections from their vast live catalog, studio tracks, unreleased demos, and musical influences, and will feature exclusive commentary from all four band members.Last night, Scott Rogowsky of HQ Trivia revealed in an Instagram post that he will be the “official voice” of Phish Radio. HQ Trivia, an app that hosts daily trivia games with prize money, has been peppered with Phish (and Grateful Dead) references since its inception in 2017. Rogowsky, a noted jam band aficionado, even got John Mayer to host the app-based game while Dead & Company were in New York for their Citi Field performances. Now, Rogowsky will take his hosting skills to a whole new (and seriously unexpected) level as the official voice of Phish Radio–meaning he will announce all the interstitial content between songs.SiriusXM’s Phish Radio begins on Friday, August 3 at noon ET via satellite on channel 29 and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM subscribers are able to listen to Phish Radio on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. If you don’t yet have SiriusXM, you can get a three-month free trial here. Head here for more information.[Video: SiriusXM]Last month, SiriusXM launched an exclusive limited-run Dave Matthews Band channel, Dave Matthews Band Radio, featuring music from the band’s extensive career, including their indelible hits, live songs, demo tracks and musical influences. That station has been extended through Labor Day weekend, and is set to move to its new home on Channel 30 on August 1st.
Participants in Monday’s “Shoebox Lunch” were blindfolded and led on a cultural immersion experience by visiting artist Fereshteh Toosi. The multi-sensory performance was hosted by the Saint Mary’s College Moreau Art Galleries and incorporated taste, smell, touch and sound to connect attendees with recorded stories about food told by black men and women.Each attendee received a brown paper bag containing an assortment of props, such as dried Michigan cherries and a shaker of barbecue spices, associated with each true story shared. Toosi said the paper bags symbolized the historic significance of the stories since the tradition of “sack lunches” emerged as a result of restaurant segregation during the Jim Crow Era.The 40-minute program was originally designed for the visually impaired, Toosi said. The idea of designing such a program arose after working with a Chicago community to design a garden, she said.“There were a lot of older people in the neighborhood with different health issues, and we wanted to make the garden accessible in a lot of different ways,” Toosi said. “People who are blind have different needs for accessibility than those who have physical disabilities. People who have loss of a certain ability, they’re not less able than us. … It is interesting to understand what their experience is.”Toosi said conversations with people in the community caused her to use food to represent cultural heritage.“We were having conversations with people … and the idea of a food garden came up, having vegetables that would reflect the culture of the neighborhood,” Toosi said. “Everyone has their own food heritage.”Saint Mary’s philosophy professor Megan Zwart said she enjoyed the first-person stories — in particular a contributor’s story about the negative health associations with “southern soul food” and how true traditional soul food actually includes a lot of vegetables and fruits. Zwart said she appreciated the multi-sensory aspect of the performance.“I thought by eliminating visual experience and emphasizing sensory experiences of smell, taste and sound, the event was able to highlight our complex associations between food, memory and history,” Zwart said. “Whether one grew up eating the kinds of soul food [Toosi] spotlighted or not, everyone has strong associations between food and memories, which can be triggered by a smell or taste or sound.”Sophomore Mikhala Kaseweter said Toosi’s piece was her first experience with a sensory art exhibit. Kaseweter said she enjoyed the connections made between history, real life experiences and the culinary arts.“It was almost as if I was no longer in Le Mans but rather in Alabama [or] Chicago,” Kaseweter said. “Blind to my surroundings, I was temporarily transported to another time and place — another life, really.”More information about “Shoebox Lunch” and Toosi’s program can be found at garlicandgreens.infoTags: Culinary Heritage, Fereshteh Toosi, Food Heritage, Moreau Art Galleries, Shoebox Lunch
Officials are offering a reward to if a tip leads to an arrest in this case. Investigators with the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office need your help finding a man who recently stole a bike, and then took a county bus during his getaway in Lake Worth Beach.The PBSO shared images of a man who deputies say took a Mongoose bicycle from a CVS store located on North Dixie Highway, where it was locked up, on July 4.He then exited the bus at a stop at Federal Highway and MLK Blvd. in Boynton Beach.Photo courtesy: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office via WPECAnyone with information is asked to call Palm Beach County CrimeStoppers at (800) 458-TIPS.