As anticipation continues to mount for the return of Soulive‘s 8-night “Bowlive” Brooklyn Bowl residency this summer, the band has announced The Meters’ singer/bassist George Porter Jr., guitar phenom Marcus King, and Lettuce’s Shady Horns as the special guests for the penultimate show of the residency on June 16th.For years, the instrumental jazz/funk fusion trio held down an annual spot at the Brooklyn Bowl for an extended residency, bringing in different artists on each night of the run to collaborate with Soulive’s Eric Krasno, Neal Evans, and Alan Evans. After taking a year off from that tradition last year, Soulive announced the triumphant return of this cherished New York music scene tradition in 2017. Unlike past Bowlives, which were held in March, this run will take place throughout the month of June, broken into two consecutive 4-night stands: June 7th – 10th, and June 14th – 17th. The band has already announced their special guests for June 7th (Karl Denson & Steve Kimock), June 8th (Doyle Bramhall II), June 14th (GRiZ, Son Little, & The Shady Horns), and June 15th (John Scofield & The Shady Horns). The remaining three nights’ guests are slated to be announced in the coming week.You can buy tickets to the June 16th show with George Porter Jr., Marcus King, and the Shady Horns here.[Photo credit: Bill McAlaine (Porter); Emily Butler (King)]
Barry R. BloomHarvard University Distinguished Service ProfessorJoan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health, Harvard School of Public HealthTo tackle the problem of driving after drinking, the leading cause of death among young adults in the nation, the Harvard School of Public Health’s (HSPH) Jay Winsten created the designated driver campaign in 1988, mobilizing Hollywood’s first industrywide initiative to tackle a societal problem. The campaign secured more than $100 million a year in donated airtime to inculcate a new social norm — “the driver doesn’t drink” — into American culture, importing the concept from Scandinavia.Rather than exhorting the public to change behavior, Winsten encouraged TV writers to model a new social norm by depicting the use of designated drivers in story lines of shows such as “Cheers.” More than 160 prime-time episodes incorporated the message. Surveys showed that a majority of the American public quickly embraced the concept. The international export of Hollywood’s products led to diffusion of the designated driver concept around the world.When the campaign began in 1988, alcohol-related traffic fatalities in the United States exceeded 23,000 annually. Four years later, fatalities had dropped by more than 25 percent, thanks to tough laws, strict enforcement, and widespread use of designated drivers. Today, annual fatalities stand at less than 11,000, and the concept is a permanent fixture in American culture.The Chronicle of Philanthropy noted: “Many grant makers say it was the success of the campaign that persuaded them that skillful work with news and entertainment media can bring about social change.” Winsten’s Center for Health Communication at HSPH helped to establish “health communication” as an important field in public health.
Southampton had comprehensively beaten Everton last time out and Roberto Martinez’ side were on the wrong end again today – losing out 1-0 at home to Stoke. Bojan Krkic with the only goal before half time. Harry Kane scored inside the first minute at the King Power Stadium as Tottenham took an early lead at the bottom team Leicester. Leonard Ulloa levelled it just after the break but Cristian Eriksen had the final say as Spurs won 2-1. Sunderland let slip an early lead as Hull won 3-1 at the Stadium of Light.Adam Johnson with the Sunderland goal inside the first minute but Gaston Ramirez, James Chester and Nico Krancjar struck to seal the win for Hull. Swansea beat Aston Villa 1-0 at the Liberty – Gylfi Sugurdsson with the only goal. Raheem Sterling found the only goal of the day at Turf Moor as Liverpool lead Burnley 1-0. Man United got back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at home to Newcastle. Wayne Rooney with two and Robin van Persie with the third. Papiss Cissé with the consolation from the penalty spot for Newcastle with 3mins to go. Chelsea breezed past their London rivals West Ham 2-nil in the early game to open up a six point lead at the top of the table, at least temporarily.John Terry and Diego Costa scored either side of half-time. Fernando scored the opener after just 8mins, Yaya Toure followed up with a penalty and then David Villa hit the mark to reduce Chelsea’s advantage at the top. Southampton bagged back-to-back wins by beating Cyrstal Palace 3-1 at Loftus Road.With Shane Long left on the bench it was his replacement Saido Mane who hit the opener before Bertrand and Alderweireld sealed the points. Scott Dann pulled one back for Palace.
By opening against Oregon State, Northwestern State will face its first Pac-12 opponent since splitting two games at Arizona in the 2016 season. It will mark the second time this season the Demons make their debut in a road stadium, having done so March 17-18 at Nebraska. “It was crazy,” senior center fielder Kwan Adkins said. “We were all sitting there, sure we were going to different places. Finally, at the last minute, we find out we’re going to Oregon State. It was tremendous. I’m ready to experience it.”CORVALLIS REGIONAL GAME TIMES – JUNE 1#2 LSU vs. #3 San Diego State – 4 PM ET#1 Oregon State vs. #4 Northwestern State – 10:30 PM ET#RoadToOmaha pic.twitter.com/bDdf6fKeWU— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) May 28, 2018 “It means a lot, knowing they didn’t what they wanted to last year,” said junior left-hander Ridge Heisler, who has started each series or tournament opener since April 6. “This year, the motto was, ‘Change It.’ I definitely think we did. I’ve never been to Oregon. It’s a different place, but it’s going to be a lot of fun.”[email protected]: AQ CLINCHED! [email protected] will have a #RoadToOmaha! pic.twitter.com/BPkUnC37Kg— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) May 27, 2018 “They weren’t one of the teams we did a lot of preliminary stuff on,” second-year head coach Bobby Barbier said of the Beavers, who reached the College World Series semifinals a year ago. “I know they’re a really good baseball team. Their coach (Pat Casey) does a tremendous job out there. I look forward to seeing a different brand of baseball. That West Coast baseball is a little different than what we play down here. I’m looking forward to competing against those guys.” Surrounded by a bevy of purple-clad fans at Chili’s, the Northwestern State baseball team spent most of the 11 o’clock hour Monday morning anxiously awaiting their NCAA Regional destination. For much of the selection show, the Demons stayed on edge before being revealed as the No. 4 seed in the Corvallis Regional. While the Demons are more than familiar with LSU, whom they faced on May 15, Oregon State and San Diego State will be first-time foes for Northwestern State. The Demons enter the Corvallis Regional as winners of 16 of their last 20 games, including posting a 4-0 mark in the Southland Conference Tournament. “We were ready to hear our name,” said Southland Conference Player of the Year and SLC Tournament Most Valuable Player David Fry. “It’s amazing where baseball can take you. I never thought I’d be going to Oregon in my whole life.” The trip to the West Coast was unexpected for the Demons, whose three other NCAA Regional appearances have come in Baton Rouge (1991, 2005) and Stillwater, Oklahoma (1993). In addition to the Beavers (44-10-1), Northwestern State (37-22) is joined in Corvallis by No. 2 seed LSU (37-25) and third-seeded San Diego State (39-19). Northwestern State, playing In its first NCAA Regional since 2005, will face the region’s top seed and the No. 3 national seed Oregon State at 9:30 p.m. Friday on a game that will air nationally on ESPNU. Northwestern State locked up its second automatic regional bid in school history with its first Southland Conference Tournament championship. The Demons and San Diego State (Mountain West) each won their conference tournaments while Oregon State and LSU were at-large selections to the tournament. NATCHITOCHES, La. – After a 13-year wait, what did a few more minutes matter? Like many of his players, Barbier has never been to Oregon. He has been to an NCAA Regional, having been a junior on the Demons’ 2005 entrant. NCAA Corvallis Regional ScheduleFridayGame 1, 3 p.m. (CDT): No. 3 San Diego State (39-19) vs. No. 2 LSU (37-25), ESPNUGame 2, 9:30 p.m. (CDT): No. 4 Northwestern State (37-22) at No. 1 Oregon State (44-10-1), ESPNUSaturdayGame 3, 3 p.m. (CDT): Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loserGame 4, 9 p.m. (CDT): Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winnerSundayGame 5, 2 p.m. (CDT): Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loserGame 6, 8 p.m. (CDT): Game 5 winner vs. Game 4 winnerMondayGame 7 (if necessary) 9 p.m. (CDT): Game 6 winner vs. Game 6 loserNote: TV networks for Games 3-7 are TBD