[Video: Nick Kosot/Relix]You can also listen to full audio of the set below:Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | LOCKN’ Festival | Infinity Downs Farm | Arrington, VA | 8/25/2018Set: I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You), Made Up Mind, Do I Look Worried, Lord Protect My Child, Laugh About It, Don’t Know What It Means, High & Mighty, Idle Wind, A Song for You, Bound for Glory *, Show Me ^, How Blue Can You Get?, Little Martha > Midnight In Harlem, The Storm > Whipping PostNotes: * Ivan Neville on keys | ^ Ian Neville on guitar | Mike Mattison did not perform with the band due to prior commitment; he was to return for Sunday’s (8/26/18) show, also at Lockn’ | Whipping Post began with a bit of Soul Serenade. At this past weekend’s LOCKN’ Festival, Tedeschi Trucks Band performed two stand-out sets, with the renowned twelve-piece band led by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks leading into Saturday and Sunday’s headlining performances by Dead & Company. During their Saturday performance, Tedeschi Trucks Band kicked off their weekend with a band, inviting Ivan Neville and Ian Neville out following the two New Orleans players’ own set with Foundation Of Funk.However, that’s not the only surprises Tedeschi Trucks Band had in store for the eager crowd. The band started out their first LOCKN’ set with a tribute to the recently deceased Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. With the band’s own powerhouse vocalist, Susan Tedeschi, leading the tune, Tedeschi Trucks Band energized their captivated audience with a rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Loved You)”, ahead of moving into a take of one of the band’s originals, “Made Up Mind”.Recently, on the heels of this stunning tribute, LOCKN’, in conjunction with Relix, have released pro-shot video from Tedeschi Trucks Band’s take on “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Loved You)”. Relive the LOCKN’ magic below.Tedeschi Trucks Band – “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Loved You)” [Pro-Shot]
On Saturday, September 8th, Tedeschi Trucks Band hopped on Willie Nelson‘s traveling Outlaw Music Festival for their first of five dates with the tour. The band arrived at the first day of their Outlaw stint in mid-season form, having just finished up a busy summer headlining their 2018 “Wheels of Soul” tour with The Marcus King Band and Drive-By Truckers and a big weekend at LOCKN’ Festival. At the rainy Hershey stop, in addition to Willie Nelson and Tedeschi Trucks Band, the day’s festivities included performances by Sturgill Simpson, Van Morrison, Particle Kid, and Willie’s son, Lukas Nelson, with his band, Promise of the Real.Tedeschi Trucks made a big showing on their first night with the Outlaw festival. In addition to delivering their own powerful set, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi joined Willie for the last two numbers of his set, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” and “I’ll Fly Away”. Willie’s set also saw him welcome his son, Lukas, for a rendition of “Texas Flood”, written by Larry Davis and Joseph Wade Scott and popularized by the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan.Outlaw Music Festival continues today in Toronto with Willie, Tedeschi Trucks, Sturgill Simpson, and Terra Lightfoot. For a full schedule of upcoming Outlaw Music Festival stops and artists, head here.Below, you can watch videos of Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sturgill Simpson, Van Morrison and more from Outlaw Music Festival’s Hershey, PA stop via Sean Roche.Sturgill Simpson – “The Promise” [When In Rome cover]Sturgill Simpson – “Call to Arms” > “The Motivator”Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Laugh About It”Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Show Me” [Joe Tex cover]Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Midnight In Harlem”Van Morrison – “Baby Please Don’t Go”Van Morrison – “Warm Love”Van Morrison – “Ballerina”Van Morrison – “Brown Eyed Girl”View VideosSetlist: Sturgill Simpson | Hersheypark Stadium | Hershey, PA | 9/8/18Set: Welcome to Earth, It Ain’t All Flowers, The Promise, Breakers Roar, Brace for Impact, You Don’t Miss Your Water, Some Days, Turtles All the Way Down, Keep It Between the Lines, All Around You, Going Down, Call to ArmsSetlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Hersheypark Stadium | Hershey, PA | 9/8/18Set: Laugh About It, High & Mighty, Show Me, Down in the Flood, Don’t Know What It Means, Night Time Is The Right Time, Going, Going, Gone, Let Me Get By, Midnight In Harlem, How Blue Can You Get?, Part of Me, Shame, Space CaptainSetlist: Van Morrison | Hersheypark Stadium | Hershey, PA | 9/8/18Set: The Way Young Lovers Do, Sweet Thing, Benediction, Magic Time, Baby Please Don’t Go / Don’t Start Crying Now / Here Comes the Night, How Far From God, Days Like This, Moondance, Have I Told You Lately, Carrying a Torch, Wonderful Remark, Warm Love, Vanlose Stairway, I Can’t Stop Loving You, Wild Night, Broken Record, Ballerina, Did Ye Get Healed?, Brown Eyed Girl, GloriaSetlist: Willie Nelson | Hersheypark Stadium | Hershey, PA | 9/8/18Set: Whiskey River, Still Is Still Moving to Me, Good Hearted Woman, Down Yonder, Texas Flood*,Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, It’s All Going to Pot, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, Still Not Dead, On the Road Again, Always on My Mind, I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train, Jambalaya (On the Bayou), Hey Good Lookin’, Move It On Over, Nuages, Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, Twelfth Street Rag, Will the Circle Be Unbroken?^, I’ll Fly Away^*with Lukas Nelson^with Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks
Acclaimed folk singer/guitarist Gregory Alan Isakov announced on Tuesday that he will return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre this summer for a headlining performance on August 4th. The Colorado native has performed at the famous outdoor amphitheater over the last few years, and this time around he’ll take the stage with support from indie-folk trio, Mountain Man, which includes Sylvan Esso singer, Amelia Meath.The August 4th show will be Isakov’s third time headlining a show at Red Rocks, located near his current home base of Boulder, Colorado. He’s returned to the venue the past few years since making his Red Rocks debut back in 2016, with the most recent coming last fall with a show alongside Patty Griffin in September. He’ll return to his hometown venue in August with a new book of songs, as the softly-spoken musician released his seventh studio album, Evening Machines, back in October.Isakov was included in the recent lineup announcement for the 2019 installment Telluride Bluegrass Festival scheduled for this June. He’ll have plenty of time to get warmed up for his appearance at the Colorado festival with a run of his own headlining tour dates scheduled to take place throughout January and February. His 2019 winter tour is actually scheduled to begin tomorrow (Wednesday) night with a sold-out show at The Ready Room in St. Louis.Mountain Man has also built a solid reputation within the Americana and folk scene since beginning their run together back in 2010, although they’ve taken the last few years off to clear room for Meath’s busy schedule as part of synth-pop duo Sylvan Esso. The trio performs most of their material a-cappella, although they often include acoustic guitar to balance the organic sounds of their natural vocals. The trio returned in 2018 to release their first new album since 2010 with Magic Ship.Tickets for the August 4th performance begin general on-sale starting this Friday, January 11th, and can be purchased here.
In October, The Claypool Lennon Delirium announced their second album together, South of Reality, due out February 22 via ATO. South of Reality is the follow-up to 2016’s Monolith of Phobos, the band’s debut record that displayed their fascinatingly raw authenticity, and 2017’s Lime And Limpid Green EP, which featured psychedelic covers of Pink Floyd, The Who, King Crimson, and Flower Travellin’ Band. Along with the duo’s exciting album announcement, The Claypool Lennon Delirium shared the album’s first single, an epic, 6-minute and 30-second composition, “Blood and Rockets (Movement I, Saga Of Jack Parsons – Movement II, Too The Moon)”. On Wednesday, Les Claypool and Sean Lennon shared a new psychedelic video to accompany the song’s two movements. Created by Rich Ragsdale, the animated masterpiece cleverly follows the song’s lyrical narrative, with splashes of explosive color and light sprinkled in. Watch The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s new video below:The Claypool Lennon Delirium – “Blood and Rockets (Movement I, Saga Of Jack Parsons – Movement II, Too The Moon)”[Video: TCLDeliriumVEVO]For a full list of The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing, head to the band’s website.
Watch Dave Grohl and Brandi Carlile’s impromptu Pike Place Market performance below:Dave Grohl & Brandi Carlile – Pike Place Market – 4/20/2019[Video: smash3] On Saturday, founding Foo Fighters guitarist Dave Grohl and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile teamed up for a surprise performance on the street at Seattle’s Pike Place Market.According to The Seattle Times, the musicians busked for 15 to 20 minutes. The performance included a harmonious cover of The Beatles‘ “Let It Be”, which was followed by a take on Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These”. Although the duo never formally announced their Seattle performance, Carlile posted the first few minutes of their set to her Facebook.Following the busking session, Carlile posted a photo on her Instagram with the caption, “Got nostalgic and decided to swing by my old busking spot at Pike Place Market with the twins and Dave Grohl…honestly one of the most surreal moments of my life.”
Harvard Medical School (HMS) Instructor in Anesthesia Wasim Malik has been awarded the Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology’s (CIMIT) Miles and Eleanor Shore Fellowship for 2011. Malik is also a faculty member of the Neuroscience Statistics Research Laboratory at MIT.Given to an early-career HMS faculty member who represents the CIMIT values of academic excellence, this career development award recognizes individuals who seek careers focused on near-term impact on patient care, and whose philosophy embraces innovation and multidisciplinary collaboration.Malik will receive up to $50,000 to undertake research in the highly interdisciplinary field of neural prosthetics, which encompasses neuroscience, clinical research, electrical engineering, mathematics, and statistics. He will focus on designing a new generation of brain-machine interfaces to restore function in patients with limb loss or paralysis. He intends to develop robust neural prosthetics with considerably simpler signal processing, which will have a high potential for transition from the laboratory to the clinic.For more on this award, visit CIMIT’s website.
Harvard University announced today (Sept. 22) a new partnership with the cities of Boston and Cambridge designed to bring the world to students — faster and clearer than ever.Harvard will share its access to the super high-speed Internet2 Network connection with Boston and Cambridge schools, granting all 148 public schools in the two cities use of the most advanced networking consortium in the world.In addition, Cisco is contributing Cisco TelePresence equipment to the John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science and Cambridge Rindge and Latin School enabling the students and teachers to connect with people around the globe. This interactive collaboration tool will put them at the forefront of teaching and learning. Raytheon BBN Technologies, an advanced networking research company, has donated the networking equipment that provides connectivity to Cambridge.“This exciting technology not only provides our Boston Public Schools students with exceptional educational opportunities, but furthers the City of Boston’s position at the forefront of the technology frontier. Together with Harvard and Cisco, we are opening the globe to our students and connecting our city to the world,” said Mayor Thomas M. Menino at a celebration of Harvard’s teaching and learning partnerships with the Boston Public Schools. The fete included a demonstration of the new technology at the O’Bryant School of Math and Science.Internet2 is a high-speed, high-performance national network dedicated to serving the research and education community. It brings together a broad range of the education sector, including K-12 schools, colleges and universities, libraries, and museums, providing them with a platform for collaboration and distribution of content. Harvard, which has provided the high-speed connection for the schools, will continue to host the school systems at no cost to either city. This collaboration also grew out of the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) project, which Raytheon BBN is leading. Funded by the National Science Foundation, GENI is a unique virtual laboratory for at-scale networking experimentation where the brightest minds unite to envision and create new possibilities of future Internets.Cisco TelePresence technology in the O’Bryant and Cambridge Rindge and Latin schools will enable teachers and students to work in real-time with experts and lecturers, and other classrooms locally and around the globe; access online multimedia education materials, and to connect to new professional development opportunities — all with a simple phone call.“Putting cutting edge technology in the hands of Boston teachers and students is an exciting new chapter in Harvard’s long and fruitful partnership with Boston schools,” said Harvard President Drew Faust. “The Cisco TelePresence installations will connect classrooms in Boston and Cambridge to each other, to universities like Harvard, and to learning opportunities around the globe.”“Through Cisco TelePresence, schools and universities are able to foster a more collaborative and interactive teaching and learning environment to better equip students with the skills required for success in the 21st century,” said Ken Gaines, Cisco’s vice president of state and local government, and education. “We are pleased to work alongside Harvard University to provide the Boston and Cambridge Public School Systems with access to new interactive collaboration tools that extend the in-person teaching and learning experience beyond the traditional physical classroom.”President Faust also announced that as part of the new partnership with the Boston and Cambridge schools, Harvard will convene an advisory group that will identify opportunities to use these new technology resources to further strengthen Harvard’s teaching and learning partnerships with Boston and Cambridge. Cisco is providing teacher training on the new TelePresence units and ongoing support as needed. Harvard is also convening Boston and Cambridge educators to present Internet2 resources and offer training.This new partnership is just the latest in a long and robust relationship between Harvard and the Boston and Cambridge school systems.“This technology will help our students connect with their peers, authors, and scholars around the globe,” said Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol R. Johnson. “We are fortunate to be supported by organizations such as Harvard University and Cisco as we work to make all of our schools centers of excellence in every way.”“Technology is exciting but it isn’t a goal in and of itself,” said Cambridge Superintendent Jeffrey Young. “Making it easier for students and teachers to access and participate in the world of ideas as players not just observers is what matters. These resources can break down the walls of the classroom and extend teaching and learning to every corner of the globe.”This partnership between Boston and Harvard is just the latest example of a relationship that has extended over nearly four centuries. A new report released by Harvard today chronicles the depth and breadth of that relationship, cataloging the 123 educational programs that take place in Boston schools or engage Boston students. Called Partnerships for Progress, Harvard Teaching and Learning Partnerships: Boston, the report gives readers the opportunity to learn about key initiatives and how they’ve strengthened both the Boston and Harvard communities.Menino, Faust, and Cisco representatives joined BPS Superintendent Carol Johnson at the O’Bryant and CPSD Superintendent Jeffrey Young for a 30-minute TelePresence tour that connected teachers, students, and administrators with several destinations while gathered in the in the 70-seat amphitheater classroom. The O’Bryant School’s headmaster, Steve Sullivan, guided the room through a series of conversations with educators and students in Boston and beyond.After an initial call across the river to connect with Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean Kathleen McCartney and Cambridge Superintendent Jeffrey Young, Sullivan reached out to Joan Reede, dean for Diversity and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School, who oversees programs that give Boston children access to real-world science experiences at Harvard and in Harvard labs. O’Bryant geometry teacher Jim Munsey then took the stage and on a call to students in Phoenix, taught a mini-lesson on probability with a magic trick.“This is a dream come true,” said Sullivan, who noted one of the school’s goals this year was to increase its partnerships. “There are endless possibilities now. We can span time as well as distance in a way that goes beyond traditional learning and gives us access to new opportunities and cultures that we only dreamed of connecting with before.”This technology partnership grew out of collaboration that began more than a year ago linking Harvard, the Cambridge and Boston school systems, with funding from Raytheon BBN Technologies, to provide the connectivity to the Internet2 Network. Building on access to Internet2, Cisco offered to establish a leading Cisco TelePresence capacity at a school in each city. The partnership comes at a time when Harvard itself is growing its use of this technology as well. Harvard currently has 11 TelePresence units throughout its campus.“This network will provide fertile research ground for students to explore their ideas over the next few years,” said Chip Elliott, GENI project director.
Over the course of Condoleezza Rice’s many trips to Africa, one indelible image — at a museum commemorating the roughly 800,000 people murdered in the 1994 Rwandan genocide — still haunts the former secretary of state.“There was a note that had been found in the rubble, and it was from a little boy about 8 years old. And it said, ‘Don’t worry, the U.N. is coming,’ ” Rice recalled at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) on Tuesday (Nov. 30). “Well, of course, the U.N. never came.”That era marked a low point in foreign policy toward Africa, she said, and indeed, much of Rice’s work in the region demonstrated her desire to re-engage with the often-struggling continent. In her talk, “The National Interest, Africa, and the African Diaspora: Does U.S. Foreign Policy Connect the Dots?” Rice argued that the United States’ continued involvement in African affairs is good for this country — and the American idea — as well.Rice argued for an American foreign policy toward Africa that will promote internal and international stability, as well as the American ideal of democratic governance.“America is both an idea and a superpower,” she said. “The ups and downs, the ins and outs of making those two strains in our foreign policy work together go very far back in our history.”The event, co-sponsored by the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, was the first of three lectures Rice will give this week on the black experience in American foreign policy.Rice’s talk drew on her varied experiences in academia and politics, from her graduate research on Cold War-era policies toward Africa to her time as a national security adviser and cabinet member in President George W. Bush’s administration. Rice is now a professor of political economy in the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a professor of political science at Stanford, and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Stanford-affiliated Hoover Institution.She described the evolution of America’s interaction with Africa. During the Cold War, aid to the continent was largely motivated by ideological and strategic competition with Africa’s other major benefactor, the Soviet Union. In the 1990s, without a Soviet foil in the region, “U.S. interests tended to lack clarity,” she said.Rice and Bush had always intended to re-evaluate “the African agenda” after entering office, she said, but the 9/11 terrorist attacks heightened the sense of urgency.“U.S. interests became redefined worldwide, not just around terrorism, but around the notion that we needed to have responsible sovereigns in the world,” Rice said. The Bush administration’s policies toward Africa were animated by the idea “that failed states were a danger, not just to themselves, but a danger to international stability.”She highlighted the Bush administration’s successes, including a threefold increase in aid to Africa, increased funding for malaria and HIV/AIDS research, and the successful ousting of authoritarian leaders such as Charles Taylor, who presided over a brutal civil war in Liberia. One of the most promising trends on the continent, she said, was “the emergence of democratic leaders, mostly in small states, who were making a difference for their people” and who were willing to give up power peacefully.Rice championed the United States’ “overt advocacy” of democracy to African nations over the past decade, adding that she didn’t believe that healthy civil societies would spring up on their own. “I’ve never understood how habits of democracy develop in authoritarian circumstances” without outside guidance, Rice said.Still, she maintained a realist’s perspective on working with authoritarian leaders.“In the long run, the United States is better off as democracies progress and authoritarians recede,” she said. “But the United States is not an NGO [nongovernmental organization], and it is never going to have pure policies” for dealing with democracies or authoritarian states.Rice also discussed the effects the global recession might have on African countries. Although Africa’s growth rates have remained stable, she said, she worries whether formerly wealthy Western nations will be able to provide “continued assistance to African governments that are doing the right thing.”And while China has stepped up to support the continent, Rice questioned whether its “rather mercantilist” investment in Africa — designed to fuel China’s own growth and create more jobs for the Chinese, rather than to spur African economic development — is hurting Africa more than it helps.Regardless, she said, it’s time for African nations to take responsibility for their continent’s successes and failures.“It’s been a place of high potential for a really long time,” Rice said. “It’s important that that potential be realized.”Rice will speak on “Multiethnic Democracy: Is the American Experience Unique?” on Wednesday (Dec. 1) and “Why Democracy Matters: Education, Empowerment, and the American National Myth at Home and Abroad” on Thursday (Dec. 2). Both events will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Askwith Hall in the Longfellow Building and are co-sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
The Harvard Library Board today named Helen Shenton as the first executive director of the new Harvard Library, turning to a veteran of the British Library to develop a more coordinated management structure for the oldest library in the Western Hemisphere.The decision came at the first meeting of the new board, which will oversee the work of the executive director as it reviews strategic plans for the new system and establishes a funding model to support it.“Helen believes strongly, as do I, that academic libraries must not only collect and preserve materials and offer expert guidance to students and faculty alike, but must also be engines of innovation in this exciting time of change,” said Provost Steven E. Hyman, chair of the Harvard Library Board. “I look forward to working closely with Helen as we transform the greatest university library of the last century into the flagship university library of the 21st.”Known as a strong strategic thinker, Shenton was a member of the British Library’s senior leadership team involved with the restructuring and transformation of the institution, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive research collections, with more than 150 million items in its holdings. Her purview as head of collection care there encompassed conservation, training, research, collection, security, and storage for the library’s entire collection, which ranges from the Magna Carta to substantial, diverse digital materials.Shenton came to Harvard earlier this year and has played a key role in a detailed analysis of the current decentralized system as a member of the Library Implementation Work Group, which recommended the restructuring.“I am honored to accept this role at a transformative time for the world’s greatest university library,” Shenton said. “The digital future is here, all around us, transforming the way we teach, learn, research, communicate, and live. As the new Harvard Library’s first executive director, I feel a responsibility to be true to the institution’s legacy even as we make changes to adapt to the rapidly changing technological and intellectual landscape of the 21st century.” At the British Library, Shenton played a key role in confronting many of the issues that the Harvard Library will face in the coming years concerning digital preservation, library space, storage of print and digital materials, and evolving patron needs.The British Library credits Shenton with transforming its collection care department into a world-class operation. Under her direction, the library established the Centre for Conservation, made up of state-of-the-art studios for preserving printed materials and sound; conserved more than 1.3 million items; increased access for readers by producing more than 152 million surrogacy frames and images; took part in major projects such as the virtual reunification of Codex Sinaiticus (the earliest New Testament in the world); and built digital preservation expertise.In her new role, Shenton will be responsible for establishing a coordinated management structure for the libraries that balances the need for School-based decisions regarding patron-facing activities with the need for a more harmonized approach to strategic, administrative, and business processes.“My immersion into the Harvard libraries has entailed a great deal of listening and learning. I have been privileged to see some fantastic examples of collaboration between faculty and library staff and of best practices in general,” Shenton said. “One of the most exciting challenges is to harness these ideas and this energy to create a culture of innovation and continuous improvement for the new Harvard Library.”
The Harvard University Campus Services Center, located on the eighth floor of Holyoke Center, provides customer service for many campus services used by faculty, staff, and students, such as Harvard University Housing and ID Card Services. The Parking Office will move into the center on July 20. No parking services will be provided at the Blackstone building after this date. To access parking services online, or drop into the Campus Service Center.