Limerick pride Festival 2017 gives youth a voice

first_imgAdvertisement This year’s Pride festival will run from Monday, July 10 to Sunday, July 16, the week-long festival will include workshops, support meetings and discussions as well as evening events in venues throughout the city. NewsLocal NewsLimerick pride Festival 2017 gives youth a voiceBy Cian Reinhardt – June 13, 2017 1108 Friends of Pride pictured at the launch of Limerick LGBT Pride Festival 2017 at the clayton Hotel. limerick Pride 2017 runs from July 10-16 with the parade on July 15. picture: Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerickThe countdown to Limerick LGBTQ Pride Festival 2017 officially began with the launch at the Clayton Hotel in Limerick City on Monday, June 12 with the message of giving the youth of Limerick a voice. Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat The annual Limerick LGBTQ Pride Parade on Saturday, July 15, will bring some pizzazz, music and colour to Limerick City Centre, gathering at City Hall at 1.30pm the Parade will make its way at 2.30pm sharp up O’Connell Street, across Mallow Street to Henry Street, past Arthurs Quay Park and returning to City Hall. After the parade people will gather at the Hunt Museum for the PrideFest party which includes special guests Hands in Harmony Deaf Community Choir and drag performances from Shyanne O’Shea and Charnell Clearwater among other performers. TAGSFestivalLGBT LimerickLimerick PrideNewspride festival 2017 WhatsApp Previous articleMinister Simon Harris officially opens Emergency DepartmentNext articleWav Mastering founder celebrates 30 vibrant years in music industry Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Facebook Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow  That night after PrideFest, X-Factor star Saara Aalto will headline the Pride Climax Party at Dolans Warehouse with support from Limerick singer/songwriter Doreen Grimes. Email Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Print Speaking at the launch Lou McCormack, Chairperson Limerick LGBTQ Pride 2017 said, “There is something for everyone culminating in the annual Pride Parade and the PrideFest party directly after the Parade at the Hunt Museum.  We want to welcome everyone to join us in celebrating LGBTQ culture in Limerick and show Limerick for the truly open and accepting city that she is.” Linkedin Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Friends of Pride pictured at the launch of Limerick LGBT Pride Festival 2017 at the clayton Hotel. limerick Pride 2017 runs from July 10-16 with the parade on July 15. picture: Cian Reinhardt/ilovelimerickRichard Lynch, PRO Limerick LGBTQ Pride 2017 said, “our theme this year is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBTQ) Youth. Ireland voted YES to same-sex marriage in 2015, a new generation has spoken who were responsible for that historic victory. This generation is our future leaders and we want to give them a platform as the voice of a new Ireland.” Twitterlast_img read more

O’Neill wants controls on casual chip vans

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Cllr Barry O’Neill has called on Donegal County Council to introduce a bye law to stop the practice of on-street casual trading on the Streets of Ballyshannon on the June Bank Holiday weekend.Cllr O’Neill said that up to fifteen chip vans lined the streets of the town last year during the Rory Gallagher Festival, and this had a huge effect on local businesses.He said if these bye laws are introduced then they would support local businesses and ratepayers during Ballyshannons busiest weekend of the year.Cllr O Neill, who is one of the festival’s main organisers, says most of the casual fast food vendors are coming in from Northern Ireland..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/zzzzbon.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Twitter Newsx Adverts Pinterest Pinterest O’Neill wants controls on casual chip vans Previous articleO’Domhnaill “taking nothing for granted” as Seanad count continuesNext articleSenator Brian O’Domhnaill returned to Seanad News Highland Twitter Google+center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – April 27, 2011 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: Adam Deitch on Break Science Live Band, Voltron-level Lettuce, His Jazz Quartet, DRKWAV, and the Next Generation of NOLA Drummers, and More

first_imgAdam Deitch is a man who needs no introduction. One of the most respected and admired players in the game today, the Lettuce/Break Science maven keeps a schedule as busy as anyone, not only during NOLA Jazz Fest but 24/7/365. After a recent jaunt to Japan with his Lettuce fam, Deitch returned to a run of Break Science dates surrounding 4/20 festivities in both Denver and Atlanta. From there he will bring both projects and a gang of one-off’s and sit-ins to the Crescent City for a series of gigs, including a Break Science Live Band show at the Howlin’ Wolf first weekend, two Lettuce shows, a jazz quartet show, a DRKWAV engagement, a drum-off competition, MegaWatt-An Afro-Dub Soundclash, Michael vs Stevie, and much more. We also checked in with the man about his electro-soul contemporaries, mega-producers who have taken his second home by storm, and why the new generation of NOLA drummers keep him on his toes.Deitch was kind enough to press pause on his super-schedule and make ten minutes for our very own B.Getz to grill him about all things funky and that new NOLA boom-bap bounce!Photo- Milo LeeL4LM: Yo Adam. Thanks for giving me a few minutes. Let’s get right into it man. Y’all are coming out of the gates firing this year. Big hit first Saturday at the Howlin Wolf with the Break Science Live Band. Yuge. Better yet, the hottest new band in NOLA (in my opinion), Russ Liquid Test, setting it off proper. The streets are really buzzin’ about this gig. For folks that don’t know, what’s the mission in bringing the live band element to the Break Science project?Adam Deitch: Especially in New Orleans, it’s important to have live music, live instruments. All the Lettuce guys are super down with Break Science, and they want to play that music. I feel like we are, you know, a special kind of Voltron when that happens.  New Orleans is a city that is all about music so it’s very important, for us to use our instruments, and to have live music with the Break Science tracks we do.L4LM: I’ve been paying close attention to what’s been happening with the Break Science Live Band. From last year’s Nile hit, you guys have seemed to really put a lot of energy into developing this setup, and working out of these songs, what are some BrkSci tunes that have taken a new life in the live band setting?Adam Deitch: Yeah, I mean, even start with one of our chiller songs, “The Spins”  which is a sample I got from the drummer from Jaw Gems (DJ Moore). He gave me this vocal and this really weird organ that I originally thought was an old record from the 60’s, an old psych rock record or something, and it turned out to be him messing around with their singer in the studio, so now we have a track based on that sample. And then when you hear that song, now with the live band, you know, it really vibes.L4LM: Word. It’s cool, kinda full circle thing. Live take, sample, make song with said sample, play it with live band.  I’ll listen for that jam. I’ve noticed a substantial  response I’ve found in the song “Android Love,” with the live band, a very vibey jam, definitely a Break Science song to the core. How did that one come together with such dope instrumentation?Deitch: That one came from when I was watching a Daft Punk documentary on Netflix, and I saw how big a part Niles Rogers played in some of Daft Punk’s music. They really loved Chic, they really loved the old-school, disco-funk, late 70’s Chic style, you know? They were talking a lot about how in some ways he was their hero, and I was like wow! Because obviously I love Chic too, and I love “Good Times” and a lot of other stuff from Nile, so I decided to do a song based off Chic too, kinda, but with the power and feel of some modern drums, and some bass underneath. But I will say it was definitely inspired by the Daft Punk documentary.L4LM: Okay, one more question about Break Science and that live band show, and then we will get back into more about Jazz Fest. Are you and Borahm (Lee) going to be playing a lot of the new record at the Wolf? And real talk, can we expect that long awaited album to come out any time soon? The streets need that album, my man!Adam Deitch: Yeah, so there’s a lot technical aspects that have to be taken care of as far as the specifics of the record, you know, before it gets released. You know, a lot of concepts are still being discussed, also we are deciding which songs will actually make the cut, and which ones don’t, and what to do with those. We are at that point right now, making decisions, getting it ready. The record is pretty much fully done, and, yeah, we are going to be playing a lot of the tracks off the new one at that show, so we can gauge which ones the crowd is really feeling, how they react to the new joints. I’m really excited to see which ones pop!L4LM: Yeah, me too man. I’ve been really excited to hear the new joints and you know, the reworks of old joints. I love when y’all take some old shit and give it new life!Deitch: We have this new song called “Cruise Control” and everyone’s freaking out about it right now, which is always good sign.L4LM: Oh yeah, I think you played that on Jam Cruise, or maybe a super early version of it. I wasn’t on the boat this year, but I devoured both Break Science soundboards from this year. There’s a tune labeled “Cruise Control” but it feels more like a vamp, or a very early version.Deitch: Yeah, that was a super early version. It’s come much farther, pretty much all wrapped up now! People are freaking out about it.L4LM: Somewhat switching gears here: in NOLA, two of your peers in the electro-soul movement have really upped the ante and changed the game, with both Derek (Vincent Smith, aka Pretty Lights) and Russ (Liquid) moving there and basically setting up shop. You have a storied history of making music with both of them at different times and junctures over the years. I‘d like to hear your take on their ripple effect, of these purveyors of electronic art and culture, the electro-soul movement sort of transmutating from its Colorado origins to becoming a real New Orleans thing now.   Adam Deitch: Yeah, I mean these guys really evolved their electronic production. They are at the top, they are producers, guys that making a living from doing electronic production and do it using live music. Those guys love the live music the most. Russ Liquid, he is a bonafide crushing trumpet player. He’s sat in with Lettuce, and they just toured with us. And we all know what Derek does, continues to do, so it makes sense that those two, those guys, out of all the producers that I know, are living in New Orleans. It’s a really cool thing, what Derek is doing, it’s cool and it’s Derek. Russ is a big part of the scene there already. It makes sense that they are there.L4LM: I go back to that Pretty Lights Analog Future Band hit y’all did with Preservation Hall, Kraz, Talib, you remember that huge show at Champions Square on your birthday in 2014. Now Derek is back with a band that includes NOLA cats like drummer Alvin Ford and Brandon Butler. It’s come along way from the A Color Map of the Sun sessions, yeah?Adam Deitch: Yeah, I actually recorded most of my parts on that record in Brooklyn, but I definitely was telling Derek about how great the city of New Orleans was and, you know, he already knew. He’s a record searcher, a crate digger, he’s always just searching, searching for the rare 45’s and stuff, and a lot of the underground funk labels that have 45s out there, those labels are in NO, and that is like Derek’s goal in life. Searching for records. That’s just what he does. So yeah, I just love a little bit of that modern electro influx, it is not a bad thing, so why not? It’s 2017.  L4LM: Oh yeah! I can’t tell you about how stoked I am about the Gorge. Freaking Tipper. Lettuce. And the new Pretty Lights band. Ridic.Deitch: Oh god . . . gonna be . . . yeah.L4LM: When I saw the announcement I almost keeled over. Anyways, back to Deitch in NOLA 2017. First up is your jazz quartet show. What to expect from the Adam Deitch Quartet first Friday?Adam Deitch:  That group features Wil Blades on organs,  and Benny Bloom and Ryan Zoidis, (The Shady Horns), and you know that outside the box jazz element, because Benny can play everything of course, jazz to funk everywhere and in between. Zoidis, people haven’t been able to hear him really expand upon his harmonic concept, because he is often in the Maceo realm with Lettuce. I mean, he gets busy, but this quartet is a chance for him to stretch out and for me to stretch out. We have a new album coming out. I think I’m dropping it on the day of the show, pretty much. A double. Pretty sure it’s coming out on my birthday . . . I’m trying to.L4LM: Last year for your 40th birthday was the inaugural AD4 hit, so it’s cool to hear that the album is going to come out this year. Obviously you got two big Lettuce hits at Jazz Fest. The first weekend Tipitina’s hit and the annual Rage Fest at the Joy Theater. I feel like Lettuce is a different level beast in Crescent City, that place brings something different, something absolutely fierce out of you. So what you got cookin’?Deitch: You know, hopefully we get some Cyril Neville in there, you know. Plus, when I am down there seeing all those drummers that are so amazing, you know, Terence Higgins, Alvin Ford from Pretty Lights, Devan Trusclair who plays with Russ Liquid, seeing those guys, you know, it makes me play better and really inspires the entire crew. The air down there is thicker so the drum sticks don’t move as fast as they usually do so that creates a very pleasant chunky vibe . . . We’ll get real deep into it and do a nice 10-minute “Ziggowatt.”L4LM: In all these years, I’ve only seen one proper Lettuce show at Tipitina’s Uptown. Caught a truly epic one at the old French Quarter location, actually, about nine years ago in the Rage era. Last question about you homie, the DrkWav hit, is there new material or just getting together like old times? Because we love when those waves wash over us so dark. Skerik, Medeski, Deitch, that’s a special blend of neck-snappin’ spooky jazz grooves.Adam Deitch: Oooh yeah, all new material in DRKWAV, all the time! (Laughs) We have never repeated a lick in DRKWAV, if anyone cares or knows about DRKWAV. We’ve never played any of the album, we might have hinted at it once in the ten, maybe fifteen shows ,we’ve done, but those guys are the most fearless improvisers I’ve ever met and they don’t want to play anything preconceived or pre-written, so prepare for the complete unknown. I’ll be trying to keep it, you know, weird with them, but we gotta have that hip-hop element as well: Kool Keith, Dr. Octagon. I love the sound of scary, psychedelic soundtracks over the hip-hop beats, so that’s pretty much what I am trying to bring to DRKWAV.L4LM:  Yeah, I love when you keep those hard hip-hop beats drums behind that spooky shit. I can hear that Dan the Automator, Kool Keith Octagon vibe for sure. Head noddin’ at the haunted house. Love DRKWAV. So the last question, one that I’m asking all my Jazz Fest interviews; Deitch, you’re a student of the game, so Jazz Fest is like the Mecca, the Superbowl of this shit. If there’s one artist you must catch, who dat?Deitch:  Well, I haven’t researched much down there for this year. A  lot of it, you know, I go by you B. (laughs). We have very, very similar tastes so your can’t-miss shows are 99% my can’t-miss shows.L4LM: Ha! Wow, what an honor. Respect. I don’t know what to say to that… Well, 99% of my can’t miss shows are your hits, that’s how it works, my brother. That’s the stannery in action right there! I’m following you around down there; I’m seeing six or seven of your shows. So I will vote for Michael vs Stevie at the Howlin Wolf on second Sunday night. Seen that program with y’all a couple times now, and it’s always an emotional ride with my favorite players. So instead, how about you let the people who is your favorite NOLA drummer cat, somebody we can’t miss down there this year?Adam Deitch: One cat I really love is Deven Trusclair, like I said before. He plays with Russ Liquid Test right now. He’s just so dope, and he has a really fresh hip-hop style, like the new NOLA style, because he can do the Second Line, the Zigaboo too, but also brings that new hip-hop, that radio and streets NOLA vibe, he’s got all that too. He’s only 21 or 22 so he’s got that brand new sound, you know. That NOLA hip-hop. I also really like Alfred Jordan. He’s another young one, and I like to call him Young Jordan! He is just a limitless drummer. Incredible. I’m definitely going to have to get my fill of these young NOLA drummers that have that new sound, you know with the NOLA bounce and that bump, and all that, I’m talking about the super fast high hats with the half time snare. I’m into all that right now, but I’ll be looking the streets looking for everybody.L4LM: You had me at half-time snare. I’m a half-time slut these days. That’s my vibe. Big thanks Adam for giving me a few of your precious minutes. I’ll see you for that Break Science Live Band show, and pretty much every night for the rest of the week (laughs).Adam Deitch: Thanks B, and thanks to Kunj and Live for Live Music.last_img read more

Doc Rivers wants fellow coaches to vote Tobias Harris for All-Stars

first_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 “We have a lot of good players, and obviously … Luc would be our best defender, him and Avery (Bradley),” Rivers said. “And we envisioned, especially down the stretch of games, single possessions with those two on the floor. We haven’t been able to do that, but we have so many guys who know they can play, that our guys just keeping playing.”They’ve also been making due offensively as much as possible with Gallinari sidelined, as Rivers has moved Tobias Harris from small forward to power forward without issue.Harris is averaging 23.6 points per game in Gallinari’s absence, but as a team, the Clippers are averaging 105.6 points in their past six games, down from the 115.2 points they were putting up before.“It’s an easy slide moving Tobias to the 4, it’s probably his natural position anyway,” Rivers said. “But  you look at our numbers, we clearly miss Gal a little bit.”COMMUNITY COURTSWith screens above reading “Basketball Saves Lives” during a quick pregame ceremony, the Clippers recognized about 20 representatives from Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks who operate the Clippers Community Courts.Funded by a donation from Steve and Connie Ballmer to the department of Recreation and Parks Foundation, the Clippers Community Court project is in the process of renovating nearly 350 public basketball courts across the city over the next three years. Since it started in October, 117 courts have been renovated, according to the Clippers.About 600 employees, center users and friends of the Rec and Parks department were at Sunday’s game. Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Harris scored 18 points and reiterated that he’d appreciate the opportunity to appear in the showcase game, which will be Feb. 17 in Charlotte, but added that it isn’t his focus.“I said at the beginning of the season a lot would be predicated on us as a team winning,” he said. “And I think we’ve done a great job of that, so we’ll see what happens. God willing, it’ll go accordingly and I’ll be extremely grateful for it, so I’m just focused on our team and helping our group win.”Rivers believes Harris is deserving, but he said he isn’t confident his colleagues will vote accordingly. So he suggested coaches’ votes be made public, like the captains’ selections will be when Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James make their starter picks in a nationally televised draft for the first time.“Last year they were cowards and this year they’re going to do it live,” Rivers joked. “The next step is the coaches have to reveal their vote. I’m serious. Because I have too many coaches tell me they voted for my guys and if that was true, they would be on the team. Last year, for Lou (Williams), I think 13 coaches said, ‘I’m definitely voting for him.’ And if that was true, Lou would’ve been on the team!”MISSING PIECES Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum center_img PreviousLos Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, center, is defended by Sacramento Kings’ Justin Jackson, left, and Harry Giles (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) shoots between Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox, left, and Harry Giles (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox (5) dunks past Los Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, second from right, Lou Williams (23) and Avery Bradley (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers’ Patrick Beverley, left, is defended by Sacramento Kings’ Nemanja Bjelica, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) dunks past Sacramento Kings’ Iman Shumpert during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Avery Bradley, right, grabs a rebound next to Sacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Sacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield (24) scores against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams (23) scores past Sacramento Kings’ Justin Jackson (25) and Willie Cauley-Stein (00) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) scores past Sacramento Kings’ Nemanja Bjelica (88) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, center, is defended by Sacramento Kings’ Justin Jackson, left, and Harry Giles (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) shoots between Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox, left, and Harry Giles (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)NextShow Caption1 of 9Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell (5) shoots between Sacramento Kings’ De’Aaron Fox, left, and Harry Giles (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers, the coach, isn’t permitted to vote for his own players for the All-Star Game, although he wishes he could: “It would be so much easier!”Instead, Rivers, the lobbyist, has been working hard on behalf of the vote-for-Tobias Harris campaign.“Listen, you look at our record, he’s been our best player,” Rivers said. “The case was made by our wins, and how he’s played — and he has both going for him. If we were five games under .500 and he he played the same way, then it’s a tough case to make, but the way he’s played, on a winning team, in the West, the case is already made. He’s made it.”Harris, 26, is having a career year, averaging a team-best 21.8 points and eight rebounds and shooting 50.1 percent from the field, 43.2 percent from deep and 88.5 percent from the free-throw line for the Clippers, who Sunday improved to 28-22 with their 122-108 victory over Sacramento.Related Articles Rivers said he thought Danilo Gallinari could return within a game or two after missing the past six games because of lower back spasms. Rivers didn’t, however, have an estimate about when Luc Mbah a Moute might return from what’s been characterized almost the entire season as a “sore left knee.”Mbah a Moute — who’s played just four games this season — took to social media last week to tweet, “I’ll be back soon!!!” Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory last_img read more