For the past few nights, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe has been touring with The White Wizard himself, Widespread Panic guitarist Jimmy Herring. Herring and Denson have collaborated many times in the past, and they recently joined forces in New Orleans earlier this year. With that show going so well, it was only logical for KDTU to recruit Herring for a full run of shows in the Southeast, and the results could not have been better.Jimmy Herring and Karl Denson are seasoned musical veterans, so it’s no surprise that their collaboration would be so well received. The band hit the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC last Friday, treating fans to a non-stop smoke show. The group got down on some KDTU originals, as well as hit covers like ZZ Top’s “Just Got Paid”, David Bowie’s “Young Americans” and Steely Dan’s “Show Biz Kids.”Fortunately, thanks to taper “tonedeaf”, we can listen to a full length stream of the show. Tune in for a recording of Jimmy Herring with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe in Charlotte, coming in hot below.Note: Herring comes in for the fourth song, “Chicken Lickin’,” and remains through the finale.Don’t miss this incredible collaboration one last time, as they’ll be performing at the City Winery Nashville tonight to close out the five show run.[Photo via khop98 // Instagtram]
Elaborately dressed as elegant skeletons and wearing “sugar skull” makeup or just party clothes, guests filled the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology’s Latin American galleries on Saturday night. Once a year, the Peabody Museum partners with the Mexican Consulate in Boston to celebrate Day of the Dead with a fiesta. This year, guests were treated to live music by eight members of student group Mariachi Véritas de Harvard and Trio Olin.During Day of the Dead, the souls of departed loved ones are welcomed back to earth for a few special hours. In Mexico, families prepare altars at home and travel to their loved ones’ graves which they decorate with bright yellow marigolds, family photos, candles, religious images, offerings of food and drink, and even special objects loved by the deceased in life. Read Full Story
Photo courtesy: Coral Springs Police Department Detectives have identified the suspect as 23-year-old Bailewa Davis. It is unknown whether he got away with anything of value. The doorbell security camera recorded Davis on video. He is described as being about 5-foot-8, with dreadlocks and a goatee. In addition, he was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants. Investigators are asking anyone who knows Davis’ whereabouts, or who has information about the break-in, to call Detective Frank Randazzo at (954) 346-1262 or email [email protected] They say Davis got in about 9 p.m. Monday, when a woman answered the door of the house in the 8400 block of Northwest 27th Drive in Coral Springs. The two struggled and the suspect ran east on Northwest 27th Street headed towards Riverside Drive, according to police. Anonymous tips can be given to Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-8477 and online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Police are searching for a home invader who allegedly knocked at the door of a Broward home and forced his way inside, only to have the senior resident fight back.
With domestic violence becoming widespread across the country, especially violence against women and girls peaking in recent years, a psychologist who recently earned a Masters in Science and in counselling psychology has noted that she believes self-defence should be taught in schools across the country.This was shared by Raiza Khan during an exclusive interview with Guyana Times on Tuesday.Psychologist Raiza KhanAccording to the psychologist who has been in the field for close to two years, there is a need for self-defence to be taught, as its benefits can be multi-fold.Khan explained, “Often times a lot of the Government organisations and a lot of the schools, what we would encourage them to do is as much psycho-social training and psycho-social programmes, something as simple as developing your sense of identity… I think that what needs to be understood is that self-defence can be helpful in terms of developing empowerment and healthy and active children just like the same reasons you would offer physical education and dance classes and track and field”.She noted that while the Government may already have provisions for classes which may include physical health and wellbeing, what is urgent to be addressed is how children own up to uncomfortable situations which they may not necessarily be brave enough to talk about, although being encouraged to do so.In fact, the psychologist pointed out that the classes which may very well help a child when they age, is really not intended to help fight violence with violence but rather to engage youths on understanding that you can be prepared for an assault since self-defence techniques are not only used when a person’s boyfriend or girlfriend hits them.Important to note is that these classes, she pointed out, can also help to fight crime as many times persons are attacked and are unable to defend themselves.Khan argued, “Self-defence is not only used against your domestic violence partner but we do have crime and women are pick-pockets and men are pick-pockets and young children are attacked on the streets, so it would more be for self-development and being able to protect yourselves from other circumstances not to be used in the case of (only) violence against women”.She alluded to the fact that there needs to be a more holistic approach to understand where violence comes from and what the other party actually sees in the other person while trying to be possessive and how to deal with insecurities.According to her, just as other life skills are being taught in schools such as Home Economics, classes should also be developed geared towards tackling peer pressure, depression and even mental health, as well as dealing with anxiety.“We talk about diabetes, we talk about other forms of medical conditions but we are not talking about mental health in schools,” she posited.The Education Ministry is presently in the process of drafting a new curriculum for schools.The new curriculum is intended to benefit nursery, primary and secondary levels up to Grade Nine, as classes from there on utilise the Caribbean curriculum to prepare for the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC).According to a Senior Public Relations Officer of the Education Ministry, Brushell Blackman the new curriculum will include a number of broad areas, which he acknowledged the Ministry previously overlooked.The new syllabus, will among other things, seek to include oil education he posited.Blackman added the Ministry promised not to drag their feet on the paperwork, as they are fully aware of its importance and vitality at this time.Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson also pointed out how critical it is for the curriculum to be updated, while saying, “This process cannot be a long and drawn out process. I know curriculum writing take time, but it cannot be forever. We don’t have all the time in the world”.