Tedeschi Trucks Band Debuts Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World” At CMAC [Watch]

first_imgYou can also check out various other clips from the show via Instagram below: Last night, Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s 2018 Wheels of Soul tour kept turning with a stop in the Finger Lakes at Canandaigua, NY’s Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, commonly known as CMAC.After the tour’s customary performances by The Marcus King Band and Drive-By Truckers, Tedeschi Trucks Band took the stage for their headlining set, working through tour staples like Derek and the Dominos‘ “Keep On Growing”, “Laugh About It”, “Just As Strange”, “Don’t Know What It Means”, “Shame”, “Midnight In Harlem”, and Bob Dylan‘s “Down In The Flood”.From there, the band welcomed Marcus King and his band onstage to help them through Joe Tex‘s “Show Me”, a song that’s become a mainstay in TTB’s sets this tour after a five-year hiatus following its debut in 2013. Marcus King Band keyboardist Deshawn “D’Vibes” Alexander remained onstage for “Let Me Get By”, adding extra texture to the title track from TTB’s lauded 2016 studio album.Next, Susan Tedeschi welcomed Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley of Drive-By Truckers for a pair of tunes. First up was Dylan’s “Going, Going, Gone”, making its third straight TTB performance after its debut on July 7th in New Hampshire. Finally, the Tedeschi Trucks Band debut of Neil Young classic “Rockin’ In The Free World” closed the set on a high note. The band returned for their encore with Let Me Get By workhorse “I Want More” before moving into a thrilling, rare rendition of the Allman Brothers Band‘s “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” to close the show. Watch fan-shot footage of TTB’s “Rockin’ In The Free World” debut below:Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Patterson Hood & Mike Cooley – “Rockin’ In The Free World” (Neil Young cover, partial) Next up on Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2018 Wheels of Soul tour with Drive-By Truckers and The Marcus King Band is a stop at Vienna, VA’s Wolf Trap tonight, July 11th. For a full list of upcoming dates, head here.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | CMAC | Canandaigua, NY | 7/10/18Set: Keep On Growing, Laugh About It, Just As Strange, Don’t Know What It Means, Shame, Midnight In Harlem, Down In The Flood, Show Me^, Let Me Get By&, Going, Going Gone*, Rockin’ In The Free World*Encore: I Want More > In Memory of Elizabeth Reed^ with Marcus King Band; & with DeShawn Alexander (Marcus King Band); *with Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley (Drive-By Truckers)last_img read more

Aqueous Shares Pro-Shot Video Of 22+ Minute “Don’t Do It” Jam From The Peach [Watch]

first_imgIn July, Buffalo groove rockers Aqueous played a standout Saturday set at The Peach Music Festival in Scranton, PA. Aqueous’ Peach performance came alongside a packed slate of artists for the penultimate day of the event, including a “Dark Side of the Mule” performance from Gov’t Mule and a Waiting For Columbus set by Little Feat and members of moe. with the Turkuaz Horns, as well as sets by Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Devon Allman Project ft. Duane Betts, Spafford, Ghost Light, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and many more.After opening their set with originals “Origami” and “Weight of the Word”, the band welcomed the Turkuaz Horns, billed as one of the weekend’s “artists-at-large,” to add some brass for a sing-along cover of Huey Lewis and the News‘ hit, “Power of Love”. This marked Aqueous’ second-ever live rendition of the track, originally recorded as part of the soundtrack for 1985 blockbuster Back To The Future.Following “Power Of Love”, Aqueous launched into “The Median”, a tune off the group’s 2014 album, Cycles. The band’s extended take on “The Median” kicked off the second half of their six-song set. From there, the band segued into “Warren In The Window” before finally landing in Best In Show (2016) favorite “Don’t Do It”, which they took on a 22+ minute improvisational ride featuring teases of Dopapod‘s “Picture in Picture”.Today, Aqueous has shared a pro-shot video of their monster “Don’t Do It” from The Peach Music Festival 2018 courtesy of MK Devo. Check it out below:Aqueous – “Don’t Do It” [Pro-Shot][Video: mk devo via AqueousBand]The band recently announced an extensive nationwide fall tour. For a full list of Aqueous’ upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Aqueous | The Peach Music Festival | Montage Mountain | Scranton, PA| 7/21/18Set One: Origami, Weight of the Word, Power of Love (1), The Median > Warren in the Window, Don’t Do It (2)1- ft. Turkuaz Horns2- Picture in Picture (Dopapod) tease,Setlist: Aqueous | The Peach Music Festival | Montage Mountain | Scranton, PA| 7/21/18Set One: Origami, Weight of the Word, Power of Love (1), The Median > Warren in the Window, Don’t Do It (2)1- ft. Turkuaz Horns2- Picture in Picture (Dopapod) teaselast_img read more

Phish Announces Highly Anticipated ‘Slip, Stich and Pass’ Vinyl Release, Set For Black Friday

first_imgBefore its unfortunate and untimely cancellation, Phish‘s Curveball festival announced the return of the JEMP Records Store, which planned to carry a “vast array of vinyl releases from the band’s catalog from years past including Billy Breathes, A Live One, The White Tape, Junta, Lawn Boy, Rift, A Picture of Nectar and side project pressings.”In addition to their previously released work, the JEMP Records Store at Curveball was planning to feature an exclusive vinyl release of 1997 live Phish album Slip, Stitch and Pass. When it didn’t show up in the band’s charity sale of Curveball merch, fans were left wondering when the already-pressed Slip, Stitch and Pass vinyls would see the light of day. Luckily for fans anxiously awaiting its release, the record will be made available on vinyl for the first time at independent record stores on Friday, November 23rd (Black Friday). Pressed on two color splatter (blue and purple), foil numbered LPs (limited edition of 6000), each vinyl will come with a Limited Edition Phish “Slip, Stitch and Pass” screen print by Drew Millward.Other Black Friday 2018 vinyl releases include the Grateful Dead’s Playing In The Band, Seattle, WA 5/21/74, Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band’s Almost Acoustic, Dave Matthews Band‘s DMBLive 2.22.94 Trax – Charlottesville, VA, Eric Clapton’s Happy Xmas, Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Catch a Fire,  and Paul McCartney’s I Don’t Know/Come On To Me. Head here for a full list of Record Store Day’s upcoming Black Friday releases.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Chris Robinson Brotherhood Tour Rolls On At Chattanooga’s Walker Theatre [Photos]

first_imgLast night, Chris Robinson Brotherhood made a stop at Chattanooga, TN’s Walker Theatre for a rocking two-set performance. While promoting Barefoot In The Head, the band’s sixth full-length record that is due out in 2019, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood are on their way toward completing 200 shows across the U.S. and Europe this year for the fourth year in a row.Chris Robinson Brotherhood opened the first set with “Jump In The Turnstile”, as they continued to work through fan-favorites and originals with “Someday Past The Sunset”, “High Is Not The Top”, and “Tulsa Yesterday”.  Next, the band rocked a cover of Bob Dylan’s “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue”, before closing the first set with “Hello L.A.”.Following a brief set break, CRB opened the second set up with “Rosalee”, continuing with “Rare Birds”, “Wheel Don’t Roll”, and “She Shares My Blanket”. Following some soul-clad renditions of “Venus In Chrome” and “Behold The Steer”, Chris Robinson Brotherhood brought the second set to a close with“Shore Power”. “Wasted Days & Wasted Nights” served at the evening’s encore.Recently, CRB  announced the forthcoming release of Betty’s Midwestern Magick Blends, due out November 16th via Silver Arrow Records. Produced by the longstanding Grateful Dead sound engineer, Betty Cantor-Jackson, Betty’s Midwestern Magick Blends is the fourth volume from the series, featuring highlights from three shows in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago in October 2016.For more information on upcoming Chris Robinson Brotherhood tour dates, or to grab tickets, head over to the band’s website.Below, you can view a gallery of photos from last night’s Chattanooga, TN show via photographer Christian Stewart.Setlist: Chris Robinson Brotherhood | Walker Theatre | Chattanooga, TN | 10/18/2018Set One: Jump The Turnstile, Someday Past The Sunset, High Is Not The Top, Tulsa Yesterday, It’s All Over Now Baby Blue, Beware, Oh Take Care, Blue Sky Sky, Hello L.A.Set Two: Rosalee, Rare Birds, Wheel Don’t Roll, She Shares My Blanket, Hark, The Herald Hermit Speaks, Venus In Chrome, Behold The Seer, Shore PowerEncore: Wasted Days & Wasted NightsChris Robinson Brotherhood Upcoming Tour Dates:October 19 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & LindsleyOctober 20 – Atlanta, GA – Variety PlayhouseOctober 21 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music HallOctober 23 – Asheville, NC – The Orange PeelOctober 25 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreOctober 26 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln TheatreOctober 27 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVaOctober 28 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood TheatreOctober 30 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music HallOctober 31 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s TheatreNovember 2 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music HallNovember 3 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music HallNovember 4 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn SteelNovember 6 – Portland, ME – Port City Music HallNovember 8 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson TheatreNovember 9 – Washington, DC – 9:30 ClubNovember 10 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock ClubNovember 11 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert HallNovember 13 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon ClubNovember 15 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall HartfordNovember 16 – Norfolk, CT – Infinity HallNovember 17 – Buffalo, NY – Town BallroomNovember 18 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s HallView All Tour DatesChris Robinson Brotherhood | Walker Theatre | Chattanooga, TN | 10/18/2018 | Photos: Christian Stewart Photo: Christian Stewart Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Umphrey’s McGee Weaves In & Out Of “Miss Tinkle’s Overture” & The Police’s “Masoka Tanga” In St. Paul [Photos]

first_imgOn Friday night, Umphrey’s McGee returned to St. Paul, MN’s Palace Theatre for the first show of a two-night run. Aqueous, the Buffalo-based four-piece rock powerhouse, handled the show’s opening duties, on the heel’s of their recently released genre-spanning record, Color Wheel.Umphrey’s McGee opened up the first set with “Puppet String” > “2nd Self”, getting the Friday night party off to a rocking start. Following “2nd Self”, the six-piece wove in and out of “Miss Tinkle’s Overture” and a cover of The Police’s “Masoka Tanga”, the latter played for the first time since 2/13/2014, a gap of 459 shows. Jake Cinninger and Brendan Bayliss were firing off smoking hot guitar licks throughout the entirety of the massive segue, with Ryan Stasik, Kris Meyers, and Andy Farag powering Umphrey’s tenacious rhythm section.Following the extended intertwining of “Miss Tinkle’s” and “Masoka Tanga”, Umphrey’s McGee rocked through “Seasons”, “The Fussy Dutchmen”, and “Push The Pig”, before offering up another bust-out, “Snake Juice”, last played 350 shows ago. UM brought the first set to a close with a hard-hitting rendition of “Conduit”.After a brief set break, Umphrey’s McGee returned to open the second set with a tease of the Grateful Dead’s “Shakedown Street”, before properly opening up the set with “Remind Me”. Cinninger was firing off on all cylinders, as Bayliss followed the behemoth guitar players every move with precision. UM then moved into “Miami Virtue”, before an improv-heavy placement of “Mail Package”, “Dump City”, and “Slacker”. Meyers found a funky pocket to connect with Stasik, as Cinninger continued to push the bar with an ever-evolving solo to bring “Slacker” to a halt. Following “Panama”, Umphrey’s brought it all back together with “Puppet String”, sandwiching the entirety of the show with the evening’s opener. A combination of “Dark Brush” and “Gulf Stream” served as the night’s encore.For more information on Umphrey’s McGee’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website here.Below, you can view a gallery of photos from Friday night’s Palace Theatre show via photographer Nick Negrete.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Palace Theatre | St. Paul, MN | 10/19/2018Set One: Puppet String > 2nd Self, Miss Tinkle’s Overture > Masoka Tanga > Miss Tinkle’s Overture > Masoka Tanga > Miss Tinkle’s Overture, Seasons, The Fussy Dutchman > Push the Pig > Snake Juice > ConduitSet Two: Remind Me, Miami Virtue -> Mail Package, Dump City, Slacker, Panama, Puppet StringEncore: Dark Brush > Gulf StreamNotes:with Shakedown Street (Grateful Dead) tease before Remind Melast Masoka Tanga 02.13.2014 (459 shows)last Snake Juice 02.06.2015 (350 shows)Umphrey’s McGee | Palace Theatre | St. Paul, MN | 10/19/2018 | Photos: Nick Negrete Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Kitchen Dwellers Share ‘Jam In The Van’ Performance [Watch]

first_imgMontana-based bluegrass outfit Kitchen Dwellers made a live appearance earlier this year for Jam In The Van, when they performed at the Huck Finn Jubilee in Ontario, CA.Presented by Lagunitas Brewing Company, the quartet worked through “Five Candles” and “Gypsy” off of their 2017 studio effort Ghost In The Bottle, as well as the more recent fan-favorite track “Shadows”. Watch Kitchen Dwellers’ Jam In The Van performance below:Kitchen Dwellers – “Five Candles”[Video: Jam In The Van]Kitchen Dwellers – “Gypsy”[Video: Jam In The Van]Kitchen Dwellers – “Shadows”[Video: Jam In The Van]The quartet is gearing up to perform the inaugural East Coast edition of the renowned WinterWonderGrass festival in Stratton, Vermont, before closing out 2018 with a three-night New Year’s run across the Northwest, with stops in Seattle, Portland, and Bend. Following a star-studded two-night run at Cervantes’ in Denver, Kitchen Dwellers will team up with Colorado’s Magic Beans for a 19-date co-headlining tour across the U.S., spanning from January 12th through February 8th. The beloved bluegrass up-and-comers will once again support Twiddle along with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong in May at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, their debut performance at the iconic venue.You can see a full list of Kitchen Dwellers’ upcoming tour dates below.Kitchen Dwellers Upcoming Tour Dates:Nov. 29 – Livingston, MT – Pine Creek LodgeNov. 30 – Missoula, MT – Top HatDec. 1 – Butte, MT – Covellite TheaterDec. 6 – Bridgeport, CT – The AcousticDec. 7 – Saranac Lake, NY – The WaterholeDec. 12 – Cambridge, MA – The Middle EastDec. 13 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting FactoryDec. 14–Dec. 16 – Stratton Mountain, VT – WinterWonderGrass FestivalDec. 28 – Seattle, WA – Nectar LoungeDec. 29 – Portland, OR – Star TheaterDec. 31 – Bend, OR – McMenamin’s Old St. Francis SchoolJan. 3 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Old Town PubJan. 4 – Denver, CO – Cervantes’Jan. 5 – Denver, CO – Cervantes’Jan. 12 – Telluride, CO – Sheridan Opera House*Jan. 13 – Durango, CO – Animas Theatre*Jan. 14 – Taos, NM – Mesa Brewing Company*Jan. 17 – Austin, TX – The Parish*Jan. 18 – Dallas, TX – Sundown At Grenada*Jan. 20 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic*Jan. 22 – Jackson, MS – Martin’s*Jan. 23 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco*Jan. 24 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl*Jan. 25 – Charlotte, NC – The Rabbit Hole*Jan. 26 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern*Jan. 29 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live*Jan. 30 – Harrisburg, PA – The Abbey Bar*Jan. 31 – Baltimore, MD – The 8X10*Feb. 1 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern*Feb. 2 – Covington, KY – The Octave*Feb. 5 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads Saloon*Feb. 6 – Omaha, NE – The Slowdown*Feb. 8 – Frisco, CO – Snowstalk – 10 Mile High Music Hall*May 2 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre# venue debut supporting Twiddle* co-headline date with Magic BeansView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

The Revivalists Go Down The Rabbit Hole In Trippy New Music Video For “Change” [Watch]

first_imgAfter days of anticipation, The Revivalists have released a brand new music video for “Change” from their latest album, Take Good Care.The video, directed by Zev Deans (St. Vincent, Denzel Curry, Ghost), takes place at Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, New Mexico and follows one fan as she sneaks into a sold-out show and spends the night avoiding security amidst a packed-to-capacity crowd. The fans in the video, of course, are The Revivalists’ beloved fans affectionately known as the “RevHeads”.As the press release describes the venue, “The buzzed-about art collective’s House of Eternal Return (backed by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin) is a huge immersive multidimensional mystery dwelling complete with secret passages and portals to magical worlds amidst surreal and mesmerizing art installations.” It sounds like a place we want to hang out in, and you can get a glimpse of the life it brings in the new music video below.The Revivalists – Change (Official Music Video)[Video: The Revivalists]The Revivalists are certainly known for their contagious live energy, but it’s their craft of honest songwriting that sets them apart from the rest of the live music circuit. The band’s newest album, the follow-up to 2015’s Men Amongst Mountains, beautifully showcases their evolution since they began in 2007, as well as their undeniable movement toward becoming a household name. With a sense of togetherness serving as the centerpiece to The Revivalists’ everlasting curiosity, the new album explodes with sonic complexity, celebration, and catharsis–and is certainly worth spending your own time with.The New Orleans-based octet just wrapped up their first-ever European tour, and will resume tour in March. For a full list of their upcoming tour dates, click here.THE REVIVALISTS 2019 TOUR DATES:March 8 Madison, WI @ The SylveeMarch 9 St. Paul, MN @ Palace TheatreMarch 10 Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside TheatreMarch 13 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto TheatreMarch 15 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee TheatreMarch 16 Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea Theatre – CosmopolitanMarch 23 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *SOLD OUT*March 25 Downers Grove, IL @ Tivoli Theatre: Classic Cinemas *SOLD OUT*March 27 Dallas, TX @ South Side BallroomMarch 29 Houston, TX @ Revention Music CenterMarch 30 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ *SOLD OUT*March 31 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQApril 3 Orlando, FL @ House of BluesApril 5 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live *SOLD OUT*April 6 Key West, FL @ Key West AmphitheaterApril 26 New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Fair Grounds – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalMay 2 New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore New Orleans *SOLD OUT*June 13 Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods – Mountain Jam FestivalAugust 23 Arrington, VA @ Infinity Downs & Oak Ridge Farm – LOCKN’ FestivalView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Night shift, Port-au-Prince

first_imgA series of tents now function as Port-au-Prince’s primary hospital, as post-earthquake medical volunteers make ends meet during the night shift.last_img

An interim dean for Radcliffe

first_imgPresident Drew Faust announced today (April 29) that Lizabeth Cohen, Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), will serve as interim dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, beginning July 1. The current dean, Barbara J. Grosz, will step down at the end of this academic year.“I am very pleased that Professor Cohen has agreed to lead the Radcliffe Institute while the search for a permanent dean is under way,” said Faust. “She is a top scholar in her field, an active University citizen, and a former Radcliffe fellow whose broad intellectual interests and collaborative style will make her an excellent leader of Radcliffe during this transition year.”“As a Radcliffe fellow and Harvard faculty member, I have watched the institute over the past decade become a dynamic part of the University’s intellectual life.” said Cohen. “Radcliffe has established itself as a rarity among institutes of advanced study, for its strong connections to a university community and for its deep commitment to furthering scholarship on women, gender, and society. I consider Radcliffe a model of vibrant, boundary-crossing collaborations in the sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities. These are important times for the institute, and I am eager to do my part during this next year to continue the progress made by Drew and Barbara.”An expert on 20th century American social and political history, Cohen is author of “Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939,” which won the Bancroft Prize in American History and the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent book, “A Consumers’ Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America,” explores how an economy of such consumption shaped social life, culture, and politics following World War II. Cohen has published widely in top history and urban studies journals, winning numerous awards and distinctions. Her writings have also appeared in edited collections and popular venues including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the American Prospect, and the Boston Herald. She is also co-author with David Kennedy of a widely used United States history college textbook, “The American Pageant.”Cohen’s current book project, “Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age,” considers the benefits and costs of rebuilding American cities through the life and career of urban planner Edward J. Logue, who contributed to major redevelopment projects across the Northeast, including the “New Boston” that emerged in the 1960s.In addition to her scholarship, Cohen has made significant contributions to Harvard’s institutional life since arriving in 1997 from New York University. Cohen has served as chair of the Department of History, director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History and co-chair of the Harvard College Curricular Review’s working group on pedagogy, which released its final report in 2004. She served as co-chair, with Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of the Graduate School of Design, of the Common Spaces Steering Committee, and continues to serve on the Advisory Committee for Common Spaces Projects.Cohen has been a longtime member of the FAS Standing Committee on the Status of Women and served on the Harvard Task Force on Women in 2005. She has also been a member of the Tanner Lectures Committee, the Social Sciences Chairs Council, the History Department Planning Committee, the FAS Resources Committee and Faculty Council, and administrative committees for the Charles Warren Center, the History of American Civilization Program, the Center for History and Economics, and the joint Ph.D. program between the Graduate School of Design and FAS, among other assignments.Among her many honors and awards, Cohen has been a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Radcliffe Institute. In 2001, she served as president of the Urban History Association. During the 2007-08 academic year, Cohen taught at Oxford as the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History. Cohen received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her master’s and doctorate in American history from the University of California, Berkeley.last_img read more

Early Action returns

first_imgEarly Action has returned to Harvard College after a four-year absence.  A total of 4,245 students have applied, and this year’s applicant pool is considerably more diverse ethnically and socioeconomically than that of any previous Early Action cycle. Compared with the Class of 2011, when 4,010 applied early, African-Americans now comprise 9.1 percent of the pool, a 61 percent increase; Latinos comprise 9.1 percent, a 31 percent increase; Native Americans make up 1.1 percent, a 29 percent increase; and financial aid applicants are nearly 72 percent of the pool, a 9.4 percent increase.“We are delighted to have such a diverse applicant pool,” said William R. Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions and financial aid.  “One of our major concerns about Early Action in the past was a lack of diversity.  The additional travel we conducted in nearly 20 cities with Princeton and the University of Virginia may have played a part in changing that.  We look forward to sustaining that outreach in the future even though all three of us have returned to early admission.  All three institutions have also emphasized the public policy benefits of inclusionary admissions and financial aid policies in other recruitment, particularly important in these challenging economic times,” he said.Harvard’s Nov. 1 application deadline for Early Action was extended to Nov. 4 in response to the storm that affected the eastern part of the nation.  Applicants will be notified of the Admissions Committee’s decisions on Dec. 15.  Early Action at Harvard is nonbinding for admitted students, who are free to apply to other institutions and need only reply to Harvard by May 1, the National Common Notification Date.Admitted financial aid applicants will be informed of their financial aid awards as soon as they complete their financial aid forms.  All applicants to Harvard, Early or Regular (Jan. 1 application deadline for March 29 notification) have access to Harvard’s new Net Price Calculator, a simple, one-page application available on Harvard’s website that provides an estimate of a family’s eligibility under Harvard’s generous need-based financial aid program.Families with annual incomes of $65,000 or less and normal assets are no longer required to contribute to their children’s educational expenses.  Those with incomes from $65,000 to $150,000 pay on a sliding scale up to 10 percent of annual income, and there is also need-based aid available to families with incomes greater than $150,000.  Home equity and retirement funds are not considered in the calculations, and students are no longer required to take out loans.  More than 60 percent of Harvard students receive need-based financial aid and receive grants averaging more than $40,000.last_img read more