Just a few weeks ago, a collection of renowned musicians hit the road in honor of The Last Waltz and its 40th anniversary. The Band’s final performance has been well known as one of the best live shows of all time, and thus it required an all-star cast of characters to do it justice. Warren Haynes and Don Was led the charge on the first tour, and they’ve done it again with a great group of artists for another spring tour schedule!Touring from March 30th through April 15th, Haynes and Was will be joined by the likes of Dr. John, Jamey Johnson, Terence Higgins, Danny Louis, and Mark Mullins, along with very special guests Cyril Neville, Dave Malone, and Bob Margolin. Dr. John was an original performer on The Last Waltz, so it will be quite special to see him celebrate the anniversary of such a momentous occasion. The horn section will also be using the same arrangements as composed by the late great Allen Toussaint.You can see the new tour dates below, and head to Warren Haynes’ website for details.The Last Waltz 40 Spring TourMarch 30 at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie in Dallas, TXMarch 31 at Revention Music Center in Houston, TXApril 1 at Stubb’s Austin in Austin, TXApril 2 at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, TXApril 7 at The Fox Theatre in Detroit, MIApril 8 at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OHApril 9 at The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, ILApril 13 at THE ORPHEUM THEATRE in Los Angeles, CAApril 14 at Harrah’s Resort Southern California in San Diego, CAApril 15 at Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco, CA
continue reading » Philadelphia-based fintech start-up cred.ai has unveiled a new banking platform for millennials, complete with a solid metal credit card, and a mission to disrupt the banking system.The platform, backed by high-profile investors including John Legend and former AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, launched its app and Unicorn Visa Card in beta on August 6 and plans to open applications to all consumers in early Fall. While beta participants include some of cred.ai’s backers, founders are targeting two demographics that inspired the project: banking newcomers and younger Americans distrustful of the financial system.For the newcomers — from recent college graduates to individuals previously unable to apply for credit cards — cred.ai is betting that its proprietary Credit Optimizer tool will be a selling point: it has been designed to help users build credit quickly.Largely in the millennial and Gen Z age bracket, the credit-averse population needs new tools to get past their hesitation and reframe their mindset around credit, according to cred.ai co-founder Ryan Brown. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Though her graduating class voted her most likely to blow up a lab at her international high school in Geneva, Switzerland, Simca Bouma has managed to keep the fire in the lab under control. Her, however, proverbial fire for science has earned her a special honor.Bouma, a senior majoring in mathematics and physics, is the first USC student to receive a scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Jerry Carr, a U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame inductee and Skylab astronaut who received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from USC in 1954, presented the $10,000 check to Bouma on Monday in Taper Hall.Space · Jerry Carr, a former astronaut and 1954 alumnus, presented Simca Bouma, a senior majoring in mathematics and physics, with a $10,000 scholarship. – Corinne Gaston | Daily TrojanThough the award was presented Monday, Bouma learned she was to receive the award last June.“I was pretty astonished,” Bouma said. “It felt like I had done something; I thought my mom would be proud.”Twenty-two USC students were nominated by the science, mathematics and engineering departments for the award. Nominees did not compete for the scholarships with students from other schools; every university that participated was guaranteed a winner.This year 25 universities participated in the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.“Jerry Carr nominated us for inclusion this year,” Vice Provost for Undergraduate Programs Gene Bickers said. “And we thank Jerry for bringing this scholarship opportunity to USC students.”Not only is Bouma the first USC student ever to be selected for an Astronaut Scholarship, but she has received the largest merit-based monetary award that is given by the foundation to science and engineering undergraduate students in the United States.“The goal of the foundation is to advance science and scientific progress in the United States and I guess they read that my goals coincided very well with theirs,” Bouma said.Bouma has been involved in research for years.After high school, she worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology observing properties of carbon nanotubes. The summer after her freshman year, Bouma returned to Switzerland, where she worked at the European Organization for Nuclear Research. She wrote, a computer program for the organizations accelerator. During a different summer, she worked in the electro-magnetic division of NIST.Currently, Bouma is a Supplemental Instruction leader for Calculus II.“I am helping first and second year students in the 100 level class,” Bouma said. “I make worksheets based on lecture material and answer their questions.”Bouma ultimately wants to pursue a doctorate in theoretical physics once she earns her undergraduate degrees in mathematics and physics.At the award ceremony, students and the public had the opportunity to hear Carr share his experiences as an astronaut after he presented the check to Bouma.Carr was one of the 19 astronauts chosen by NASA to enter its program in April 1966, and since then he has made three space walks and circled the globe in orbit 214 times. He said Bouma’s leadership ultimately led her to become USC’s first Astronaut Scholar.“She is a prime example of everything an Astronaut Scholar is supposed to be: intelligent, [persevering] and destined for greatness,” Carr said in a press release.
Even before a Source With Knowledge of Don Mattingly’s Situation anonymously confirmed that Don Mattingly’s situation looked good for 2014, it had come to this: The Dodgers doing anything less than picking up the team option on his contract would be a surprise.Whether it was Ned Colletti or Stan Kasten or Mark Walter or Magic Johnson, anybody I spoke to recently about Mattingly’s performance was upbeat. Not tepid. Not cautious. Always positive, though always unwilling to go on the record about 2014 — anonymously or otherwise. (In fact, Kasten gave the Daily News a very cold shoulder — the New York Daily News — in a typical exchange about the subject Tuesday.)Read more at the Inside the Dodgers blog. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error