Brooklyn Bowl Is Hosting An Awesome, Six-Band 20th Anniversary Tribute To Phish’s “Billy Breathes”

first_imgHas it been twenty years already? Phish released their classic album Billy Breathes on October 15th, 1996, and the album launched the band in new directions. Released during the height of the band’s most creative period, Billy Breathes contains absolute classics like “Free”, “Theme From the Bottom”, “Character Zero”, “Taste”, and “Waste”, marking a shift towards the band’s more generally-accessible songwriting.With that in mind, beloved venue Brooklyn Bowl has teamed up with Brookladelphia to put together the ultimate 20th birthday party for Billy Breathes. Twenty Years Later: A Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Phish’s Billy Breathes will find six up-and-coming jam bands performing original sets of music, all while weaving the entirety of Billy Breathes into the night’s setlist. The bands–Aqueous, Jimkata, Teddy Midnight, Cousin Earth, Escaper, and Bad Faces–will divvy up the album and spread its songs throughout the night, with each band delivering their unique take on tracks from the classic album.The show will take place on Sunday, November 6th, and tickets are on-sale now (and can be purchased at this link). You can find more info on the show and the artists involved at Brooklyn Bowl’s website.We can’t wait to get to the Bowl to celebrate one of our all-time favorite albums!last_img read more

Finesse Beauty House of Fashion Embarks on Second Edition of its Sewing Training Entrepreneurship Program

first_img Sharing is caring! Share BusinessEducationLifestyleLocalNews Finesse Beauty House of Fashion Embarks on Second Edition of its Sewing Training Entrepreneurship Program by: – February 6, 2020 Kimara MatthewFinesse Beauty House of Fashion supported by the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce embarks on the second edition of its Sewing Training Entrepreneurship Program otherwise known as S.T.E P. This program commences from February 1st, 2020 for a duration of six weeks. Founder of this initiative and owner of Finesse Beauty House of Fashion remarked, “We are convinced that this will surely inspire the fashion design minded youth and lend the momentum needed to create that shift in their lives. Our company is well aware of the challenges that youth face on a daily basis. As a result, we have made it part of our mandate to create an avenue that will have a positive impact on those who are willing to embrace this opportunity.”This valuable initiative seeks to achieve a number of objectives over the four-week period. Primarily, it seeks to reduce the unemployment rate in Dominica through the creation of a platform for individuals who work better with their hands. This, in turn, will create a pool of qualified individuals who can be referred to other companies for employment in the fashion industry. As a comprehensive program, S.T.E.P. will encourage young and upcoming entrepreneurs to create their own sewing businesses, as well as prepare the participants for the workplace.As a result of this program, participants will not only gain the required vital skill of sewing but they will also be able to execute exceptional and quality customer service, whilst addressing emotional intelligent issues that may affect job performance.Mrs. Matthew also stated, “We are convinced that the positive outcome of this project will be beneficial not just to the participants but also help revamp our slow moving economy. It is our hope that more persons would be empowered and be integrated into the system. This should create more economic activities, hence resulting in a more dynamic economy.”Special thanks was made to  NDFD, and DAIC who made the 2020 program possible. Sharecenter_img Share 70 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

Kawhi Leonard gets his ring and victory over Raptors in return to Toronto

first_imgPreviousFormer Toronto Raptors and now Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, right, receives his 2019 NBA championship ring from Raptors’ Kyle Lowry prior to an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) protects the ball from Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell (24) battle for the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsToronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) is defended by Los Angeles Clippers guard Derrick Walton Jr. (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) protects the ball from Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam, center, drives between Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, left, and Clippers forward Paul George during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George (13) dives for a loose ball against the Toronto Raptors during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George, center, dives for a loose ball between Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, left, and Raptors forward OG Anunoby during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) tries to protect the ball from Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)Former Toronto Raptors and now Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard salutes the crowd as he receives his 2019 NBA championship ring prior to an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)Former Toronto Raptors and now Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, right, receives his 2019 NBA championship ring from Raptors’ Kyle Lowry prior to an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)Former Toronto Raptors and now Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, right, receives his 2019 NBA championship ring from Raptors’ Kyle Lowry prior to an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)Former Toronto Raptors and now Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, right, receives his 2019 NBA championship ring from Raptors’ Kyle Lowry prior to an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) protects the ball from Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)NextShow Caption1 of 12Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) protects the ball from Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol (33) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)ExpandTORONTO —  Kawhi Leonard got his ring, and the Clippers got another win.Leonard scored 23 points in his return to Toronto, Lou Williams had 18 and the Clippers won their third straight game Wednesday, beating the slumping Raptors 112-92.Maurice Harkless scored 14 points and Paul George had 13 as the Clippers evened their road record at 6-6.Before the game, Leonard received his championship ring from the 2018-19 season, when he helped Toronto beat Golden State in six games for the franchise’s first NBA title. Following a pregame video tribute, Leonard’s former teammates, along with coaches and team executives, gathered in a circle at center court. As the standing-room-only crowd roared with approval, Leonard embraced each player in turn before guard Kyle Lowry presented him with his ring. After slipping it on, Leonard raised his arms and waved.“It was great, it was a great moment,” Leonard said. “They did a great job putting it together, having all the players out there that won with me, standing there and presenting the ring.“It was a special season for us, for me, for the whole city and country,” Leonard added. “I’m glad we were able to win. It was a blessing.”Before Wednesday, Leonard had only seen pictures of Toronto’s championship rings, which are the biggest in league history. Each one contains more than 650 diamonds. Leonard didn’t put it on all the way before the game, but he spent some more time with it afterward.“I sat in the locker room with it for a little bit,” he said, “just admiring it and just remembering all the memories and all the hard work that went into it.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Lowry, who was planning to have dinner with Leonard after the game, said he was happy to hand over the diamond-studded hardware.“He helped this franchise do amazing things and he got his ring,” Lowry said.Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Leonard was touched by the warm welcome he got from Toronto’s fans.“It meant a lot,” Rivers said. “Some players just don’t let you in but I can tell you that ovation, to him, was very heartfelt. There’s no doubt about that.“It’s always great to see guys get a ring, especially when they’re on your team now,” Rivers said before the ceremony. “This is a different one, though. It’s a really cool one because he was the leader of the group, coming back to get it in front of a crowd. I’ve never experienced it like this. This is special. It’s cool.”Clippers guard Patrick Beverley scored 11 points in 19 minutes before leaving in the third quarter because of a concussion. Beverley collided with Marc Gasol’s shoulder as the Raptors center was setting a screen.Pascal Siakam scored 24 points, Norman Powell had 22 and OG Anunoby 13 as the Raptors lost for the fourth time in five games and dropped their third straight at home. Toronto set a franchise record with nine consecutive home victories to begin the season.The Raptors last lost three straight at home between Nov. 29 and Dec. 5, 2015.The Raptors shot 8 for 36 from 3-point range, their worst mark of the season. Toronto matched a season-low with 31 field goals. They also had 31 in a Nov. 29 win at Orlando.“We’re in a period where we’re not playing very well here for about a week,” Coach Nick Nurse said.Leonard was held to 12 points, a season-low at the time, when the Raptors visited the Clippers on Nov. 11 at Staples Center. The three-time All-Star and two-time NBA Finals MVP shot 1 for 11 in that game, but the Clippers still won 98-88.Leonard shot 8 for 14 Wednesday, going 2 for 4 from 3-point range and 5 for 5 from the free-throw line.“I thought Kawhi was great,” Rivers said. “What I loved about him was he was patient. He just waited. He kept accepting the traps, he kept making the right play.”Leonard returned after sitting out Monday’s win at Indiana because of a sore left knee. He has missed seven of the Clippers’ 26 games this season.Back in Toronto for the first time since his free agency meeting with the Raptors in July, Leonard said he experienced “flashbacks” of that championship run as the Clippers drove to the arena for morning shootaround.“The ride was fun,” Leonard said of his season in Toronto. “I had a great time last year with the coaching staff, the front office, and the players. It was a great experience.“Obviously it was different playing here for a whole country, they’re all going for this one team.”Leonard averaged 30.5 points and 9.1 rebounds in 24 playoff games with Toronto. He hit a series-winning 3-pointer in Game 7 of their second-round series against Philadelphia, a shot that bounced off the rim four times before dropping.Rather than re-sign with the Raptors, Leonard chose to team up with friend Paul George and head home to Los Angeles, signing a three-year deal with the Clippers.“I’m happy to be there, having a great time,” Leonard said. “These guys are a great team right here. We’re striving for a goal and I’m having a great time.”Toronto acquired Leonard and guard Danny Green from San Antonio in July 2018, sending franchise icon DeMar DeRozan as part of the package to the Spurs. Leonard said the decision to leave the Raptors wasn’t easy.“I took my time, I didn’t hurry up and make a quick decision,” he said. “I talked to the front office in deep detail. It was a hard choice to make.”TIP-INSClippers: The Clippers improved to 14-0 this season when they outrebound their opponents. … Rivers said guard Rodney McGruder, who has missed the past seven games because of a strained right hamstring, might return Friday at Minnesota. … Williams led the Clippers with eight assists.Raptors: Lowry scored six points in the first quarter but didn’t score again, missing his final six field-goal attempts and shooting 0 for 7 from 3-point range. … Guard Fred VanVleet (right knee) sat for the second straight game. … Forward Patrick McCaw returned after missing 17 games because of left knee surgery. … Gasol led Toronto with 11 rebounds.UP NEXTThe Clippers visit the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday at 5 p.m. PT.last_img read more