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Warren Haynes, Medeski, Don Was & More Announce “The Last Waltz” 40th Anniversary Tour

first_imgDuring New Orleans Jazz Fest season, guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Don Was hosted an all-star tribute in honor of The Last Waltz’s 40th anniversary. The final album by The Band is one of the most beloved performances of all time, and it’s no surprise that the tribute was incredibly well received. Now, in honor of the album’s 40th, an all-star collection of musicians will take this tribute on the road.Haynes and Was will be joined by John Medeski, Jamey Johnson, Terence Higgins, Michael McDonald and more for the tour, and original horn scores composed by Allen Toussaint will also be used. More special guests will soon be announced.“The Last Waltz is one of the greatest rock music moments in history,” Haynes tells Rolling Stone. “When we did it in New Orleans, it was so much fun. We were able to honor what came before and still come up with a different take on the original with a very unique blend of musical personalities.” The show originally took place on November 25th, 1976 in San Francisco, and has come to be recognized as one of the greatest performances of all time. Musicians like Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Dr. John, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr and more joined up with The Band for their final performance.The newly announced tour runs from January 21st through February 4th. You can check out the tour schedule below, and head here for details.The Last Waltz 40 Tour DatesJanuary 21 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock CasinoJanuary 23 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd HallJanuary 24 – Atlanta, GA @ Woodruff Arts CenterJanuary 25 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman AuditoriumJanuary 27 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre (Jamey Johnson not scheduled to appear)January 28 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre (Jamey Johnson not scheduled to appear)January 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Verizon Hall/Kimmel CenterJanuary 31 – Toronto Canada @ Sony CentreFebruary 2 – Albany, NY @ Palace TheatreFebruary 3 – Westbury, NY @ Theatre at WestburyFebruary 4 – Washington DC @ The Theater at MGM National Harborlast_img read more

Hospitality Major

first_imgAfter years of teaching and researching hospitality industry management at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, John Salazar knows hospitality is as much a science as it is an art.Salazar joined the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on May 1 as coordinator for the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics’ new hospitality and food industry management major.“It’s an exciting time to be in the Georgia hospitality industry,” Salazar said. “Since 2013, employment in the accommodations and food sector has grown almost 16%. Hotel occupancy has seen double-digit growth since 2011 in the Atlanta and Savannah markets. However, the growth isn’t only in Georgia’s urban area. Georgia’s Congressional District 3 has increased in hotel occupancy by over 14% since 2011, and a significant portion of that district is classified as rural according to the U.S. Census. With all this industry growth our UGA hospitality and food industry management graduates will be entering a job market that is expected to have consistent growth into the next decade.”The major, approved by the Board of Regents in spring 2018, will prepare students for jobs in the hospitality and food industries across a broad spectrum of opportunities available in Georgia and beyond.The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that hospitality is a $60 billion industry that supports more than 450,000 total jobs in Georgia. Of that number, close to 15,000 are hospitality management positions requiring a four-year degree, with 370 job openings every year, according to the Georgia Department of Labor Occupational Outlooks.At the University of South Carolina Beaufort, Salazar was a professor in the Department of Hospitality Management and director of the Lowcountry and Resort Islands Tourism Institute. Previously, he was the director of the University of Tennessee Tourism Institute, and he also taught at Southern Illinois University and the University of South Alabama.His research focuses on destination management and marketing and hospitality human resource management. He has conducted research for local, state and regional tourism agencies, nonprofits, municipalities, federal agencies and private corporations across the country. Prior to his career in academia, he held management positions with premier U.S. hotel and resort companies.In coordinating instruction for the new CAES major, Salazar will be helping to design a curriculum and maintain an applied research program that will work with governments, nonprofit organizations and hospitality corporations.For more information about the hospitality and food industry management major, visit hospitality.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

DONEGAL NURSE RECEIVES HER MBE FROM PRINCE CHARLES

first_imgA nurse from Co Donegal has accepted an MBE from Britain’s Prince Charles on behalf of all multiple sclerosis sufferers and their carers.Nursing consultant Bernadette Porter MBE!Bernadette Porter, who is originally form Raphoe, was given her award at Buckingham Palace.Ms Porter has pioneered projects to help thousands of patients at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. She was the first nurse in the NHS to be appointed a multiple sclerosis nurse consultant in 2003 after working at Dublin’s Richmond Hospital in the 1980s.Bernadette, who has worked at the NHNN for nearly 25 years, said: “It was such a surprise for me to receive an award – and such an honour!“I feel very humbled and continually feel inspired by the people I meet who face a challenging disease like MS and live their life with such dignity.”“Around 3,000 people a year use the MS service at UCLH and it’s important to put patients at the centre of all we do. I try to really listen to what patients say about our services, to ensure they fulfil their needs.” One of Ms Porter’s biggest dilemmas before receiving her MBE was what she was going to wear on the day!She developed and spearheaded the use of new technology to give patients with neurological disability more control over their own lives and the care they receive.It included: a telephone triage/advice line staffed by specialist nurses; email advice service for GPs wishing to contact a consultant neurosurgeon and a video clinic linking the neurology team with the patient and local clinical team in the patient’s community.The original ‘NeuroResponse’ pilot in 2009 was supported by UCLH and the Young Foundation, a centre for social innovation.Bernadette said: “It has linked up people with MS with expert clinicians and patients tell us it has improved their quality of life by giving them the confidence to manage their condition.” Bernadette also paid tribute to her ‘excellent colleagues.’“I feel privileged to work with them,” said Bernedatte who is a daughter of the late Joe and Kathleen Porter.Bernadette also won recognition at the British Journal of Nursing Awards 2011. She was chosen by a panel of respected judges as one of the top three nurses for clinical excellence and innovation in nursing.DONEGAL NURSE RECEIVES HER MBE FROM PRINCE CHARLES was last modified: February 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Bernadette PorterdonegalMBEPrince CharlesRaphoelast_img read more