Umphrey’s McGee Covers Steely Dan, Busts Out “…And Justice For All” In Oakland With Spafford

first_imgLoad remaining images Last night, Umphrey’s Mcgee made their way to Oakland, CA’s The Fox Theater for their second performance in a run of six performances with rising Arizona jam quartet Spafford. The Spafford guys got the crowd warmed up, as always, with a jam-heavy opening set including fan-favorites “Slip and Squander,” “Todd’s Tots,” “Electric Taco Stand,” and “Leave The Light On.” Check out some fan-shot video:Following Spafford’s set, Umphrey’s hit the stage with a “There’s No Crying In Mexico” > “Attachments” opening segment, before laying the foundation for a “Bridgeless” sandwich that would encompass the rest of the set. After “Bridgeless,” the band segued into “2nd Self” before delivering a one-two punch of “Wappy Sprayberry” > “Rocker Part 2.” Next the band served up a cover of Steely Dan classic “Kid Charlemagne,” before making their way back to “Bridgeless” to close set one. You can watch pro-shot footage of “Attachments” below, courtesy of TourGigs, via the band’s Facebook page:The band opened set two with “Hurt Bird Bath” > “2×2,” before launching into a top-notch segment that saw “1348” flow into “Hajimemashite” and “Ringo” before returning to “1348.” After the “1348” reprise, Umphrey’s busted out “…And Justice For All” for the first time since 8/1/14 in Baltimore (252 show gap) to close the show’s second frame. Finally, the band returned for a “Day Nurse” > “The Floor” encore to send the Oakland crowd home with smiles on their faces.Umphrey’s and Spafford will return to the stage this Thursday, March 16th, for a performance at Tempe, AZ’s Marquee Theatre. For more information, or to purchase tickets or a Couch Tour stream, visit Umphrey’s McGee’s website.Setlist: Spafford | The Fox Theater | Oakland, CA | 3/11/17 [setlist via Spaffnerds]Slip and Squander, Todd’s Tots, Electric Taco Stand, Leave the Light OnSetlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Fox Theater | Oakland, CA | 3/11/17 [setlist via allthingsumphreys]Set 1: There’s No Crying In Mexico > Attachments, Bridgeless > 2nd Self, Wappy Sprayberry > Rocker Part 2, Kid Charlemagne > BridgelessSet 2: Hurt Bird Bath > 2×2, 1348 > Hajimemashite, Ringo > 1348, …And Justice for AllEncore: Day Nurse > The FloorEnjoy the photos below, courtesy of Zack Blum, Chris Baldwin, and Dave Vann!last_img read more

New Dell Professional Displays Offer Customer-inspired Innovations to Maximize Productivity

first_imgThe world’s first height-adjustable 42.5-inch 4K monitor4 also features USB-C connectivity that delivers up to 90W power. Better resolution and more immersive monitors are said to increase overall productivity while reduced clutter and better connectivity drives a better employee experience5.The Dell UltraSharp 43 4K USB-C Monitor (U4320Q) will be available worldwide on January 30, 2020 starting at $1,049.99 USD.Dell UltraSharp 27 4K USB-C Monitor (U2720Q) – We know better than anyone that creators need technology that can produce rich, accurate color. In fact, 67% of employers2 consider wide color coverage, accuracy and calibration to be high priorities in their consideration of monitor investments. With wide color coverage including 95% DCI-P3, users can experience true color reproduction on this 4K UHD resolution monitor with VESA DisplayHDRTM 400, making it the perfect choice for users who value content displayed in accurate color and striking clarity. Dell has been the world’s number one monitor company for 6 years running1. Being number one encapsulates our commitment to delivering the best across our full portfolio from our high-end UltraSharp line including a CES Innovation Award Honoree to everyday displays like our P and E series, which enable you to do more at your desk more effectively.Today at CES 2020, my team is excited to introduce a dozen new monitors that deliver on the industry-leading reputation of which we’re so proud. We’re rolling out higher-resolution displays on larger sized screens, wide color coverage and better connectivity optimized for an excellent user experience – from the essential 19” to large-format 86”. And with 96% of employers sharing the belief that monitors are the number one driver for employee productivity2, doing our job better means the easier it will be for you to do yours.  Here are the new displays we are introducing at CES today:Dell 86 4K Interactive Touch Monitor (C8621QT) – In today’s fast-paced workplaces, collaboration is paramount and central to the culture and workflow. Dell has innovated for this collaborative environment an impressive 85.6-inch interactive touch display, digitizing yesterday’s whiteboards. The Dell 86 4K Interactive Touch Monitor is designed to connect users and increase collaboration in real-time, featuring 4K UHD resolution, 20-point multi-touch, USB-C connectivity, and Dell’s exclusive Screen Drop Feature which helps improve accessibility and reachability for users of different heights. With a small, compact base and virtually borderless InfinityEdge, this monitor offers an almost uninterrupted view in a multiple screen setup for added productivity. Also available in 25-inch with QHD resolution – Dell UltraSharp 25 USB-C Monitor (U2520D).The Dell UltraSharp 27 4K USB-C Monitor (U2720Q) and Dell UltraSharp 25 USB-C Monitor (U2520D) will be available worldwide January 30, 2020 starting at $709.99 USD (U2720Q) and $479.99 USD (U2520D).P series & E series Monitors (P2421D/DC, P2720D/DC, E19/20/2220 H & E24/2720H/HS) – We are reimagining affordable, everyday monitors with the refresh of our P series and E series monitors. Screen sizes vary from 19” to 27” to meet the needs of all users in the workplace. P series Monitors offer improved resolution (from FHD to QHD), seamless connectivity with USB-C and new multitasking features. E Series Monitors offer integrated speakers as well as height adjustability to help with improved ergonomics designed for better productivity. A recent study found that 92% of employees believed that ergonomically optimized monitors help improve their well-being and overall performance5. The Dell 86 4K Interactive Touch Monitor (C8621QT) will be available worldwide on April 10, 2020. Starting price to be shared near availability date.Dell UltraSharp 43 4K USB-C Monitor (U4320Q) – Workers can maximize productivity with the power to connect up to four PCs and view the content from each computer simultaneously3– ideal for professionals in finance and engineering requiring multi-monitors with high resolution for details. Dell 27 Monitor (P2720D) and Dell 27 USB-C Monitor (P2720DC) are both available now at $449.99 and $479.99 USD respectively. Dell 24 Monitor (P2421D) and Dell 24 USB-C Monitor (P2421DC) will be available worldwide on February 27, 2020. Starting prices to be shared near availability date.The Dell E-series Monitors will be available worldwide on Jan.8, 2020 starting at $109.99 USD (E1920H), $119.99 USD (E2020H), $139.99 USD (E2220H), $169.99 USD (E2420H), $209.99 USD (E2420HS), $249.99 USD (E2720H) and $289.99 USD (E2720HS).All the new monitors also include improved multitasking features enabled by the updated Dell Display Manager — featuring remote management and quick access keys, along with more preset layouts to make the viewing experience customizable for each user.CES badge holders are invited to visit the #DellExperience at SUGARCANE on restaurant row of The Venetian. For more information on Dell Commercial monitors, see the press kit/press release here.# # #[1] Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, Q3 2019[2] Source: Based on IDC Infobrief – Future of Work Embracing New Dynamics, Creating New Experiences, sponsored by Dell, September 2019.  Full report [3] 4K in single screen mode; Full HD in multi-screen mode via Picture-by-Picture.[4] Based on Dell analysis of publicly available data, July 2019.[5] Source: “Exploring The Role Of Monitors In Improving Employee Experience” A Forrester consulting paper commissioned by Dell, July 2019.  Full reportlast_img read more

Professor reflects on personal faith journey

first_imgProfessor Daniel Lapsley, professor and chair of the department of psychology, reflected on his faith journey for the second event in the Fr. Ted Talk series held in honor of University President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh.In the talk in Reckers on Thursday night, Lapsley said the journey of faith forces people to confront two fundamental questions.“The journey of faith, as I understand it, is an attempt to answer two really important questions. The first is: Who am I? This is the great identity question. This is the question that becomes especially compelling to adolescents and adults,” he said. “The second question was actually asked by Jesus: Who is the son of man?”Lapsley said these questions can’t be fully answered until one’s journey of faith is fully developed into a narrative.“I want to elevate the category of narrative and story to equal footing with the metaphor of journey,” he said. “Coming to grips with faith is not just a journey, it’s being able to tell a narrative. It’s being able to tell a story. It’s an attempt to find interweaving of the two great questions I posed. … Our journey does not make sense until we develop it into a narrative that makes sense.”A person’s narrative is constantly evolving and tries to make sense of the past, present and future, Lapsley said.“You’re trying to make sense of what your life has been prior to coming to Notre Dame, trying to wrestle with what life is like now and what you promise to be in the future,” he said. “In the decades ahead of you, you’re going to try to keep the narrative going. The story you’ve constructed for yourself from childhood through adolescence is not going to be the same story when you’re 30, and 40, and 50 and beyond.”Lapsley said his narrative changed drastically when he reached middle school and faltered in his religious beliefs.“I was a religious boy, very pious. I took ritual and pietism seriously,” he said. “But [in middle school] I’m sort of trying to figure out who I am. I’m trying to answer the identity question. … I was pushing back against borrowed ideas. I’m trying to carve out a sense of self, I’m trying to write my own narrative.”This sudden decrease in faith, Lapsley said, is very common among adolescents.“From early adolescence to late adolescence, ritual observance, religiosity among adolescents, declines into the university years — religiosity declines, but spirituality increases,” he said. “Answering the question who am I and who do you say I am are going to be interwoven … but sometimes this bumps up against developmental challenges, which kind of breaks the story apart, as you try to write a better narrative.”Part of his journey of faith was reconciling the different storylines of his narrative, Lapsley said.“As I struggle to keep the narrative going, a couple of other storylines come into my story,” he said. “One storyline is that as a scientist — I’m committed to naturalism in ethics and in science. So that means that transcendental or metaphysical or supernatural things kind of bump in. It’s hard to make that fit into a narrative. … I take solace in the fact that empiricism has it’s home in Catholicism.”Lapsley said being a member of the Notre Dame community helped him to reconnect with his faith.“I felt like it was the hand of God. I felt like this was not an accident, that somehow it was providential that I was here,” he said. “I began to reflect on this. I began to go to daily mass at the Basilica, I began to get in touch with my faith life again. … I just felt a deeper connection to the faith community here.”Tags: Faith, faith narrative, Fr. Ted Talks, journeylast_img read more

Huntington: Long Island’s Trendiest Downtown

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The area where British troops camped following the Battle of Long Island during the American Revolutionary War is today one of the most popular cultural meccas on Long Island.Downtown Huntington offers a bounty of top-notch restaurants, shops, galleries, specialty stores and entertainment venues. Located in northwestern Suffolk County, this waterfront community is home to pristine harbors, marinas, beaches and parks. Originally an agriculture and shipping hub, it was transformed into a popular tourist destination once the Long Island Rail Road arrived in 1867.“It’s a little microcosm of Manhattan,” says Huntington Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci. “Whether you are going on a date or bringing your family for a day trip or to dinner, Huntington has a vibrant downtown area … Get to a live concert, a play, or a museum.”Here’s some of the many things to do in Huntington on your next visit.The Paramount in Huntington routinely draws big name acts to Long Island.For your entertainmentWhether you’re looking for laughs or live music, The Paramount (370 New York Ave., 631-673-7300, has something for everyone. Recently ranked fifth top club venue worldwide, this two-level hotspot has been a fixture on the Huntington scene since opening its doors six years ago. Each year, the theater hosts an average of 200 events, including big-name acts from across genres — just about everyone from Elvis Costello to Fetty Wap has played here — and even regularly hosts boxing. On Feb. 17, comedian Jim Breuer begins the first performance of his new monthly residency. This month’s line-up also features shock rocker Marilyn Manson, funk royalty George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic and comic Kevin James.If you’d rather be the one on stage, Finley’s (43 Green St., Huntington, 631-351-3440, can help make that happen. Every Wednesday night is NOOM — North Shore Original Open Mic — where songwriters, artists and musicians sing, perform and play live music. The tavern has dozens of craft beers on tap and bottled. And on Sundays, New Orleans-style Storyville American Table, which operates a restaurant during the day in the space where Finley’s has its bar and nightclub, offers an all-you-can-eat brunch at $34.95pp.Raj Tawney, director of publicity at Cinema Arts CentreA cultural journeyArt aficionados can take joy in the endless variety of tours, lectures, discussion groups and workshops offered at The Heckscher Museum of Art (2 Prime Ave., 631-351-3250, On view through March 11, is the exhibition From Frankenthaler to Warhol: Art of the ’60s and ’70s, from the color field, minimalist, pop and photorealist work featuring works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns and Helen Frankenthaler, Audrey Flack and others. And on Feb. 9, join author and music historian Tom Ryan as he explores the musical landscape in his lecture How Music Changed History: ’60s & ’70s.For those who prefer the media arts, Cinema Arts Centre (, 423 Park Ave., 631-423-7611), LI’s biggest art-house movie theater, presents 300 special events annually, including live theater and music concerts, stand-up comedy, community-driven events, and trivia nights. That’s in addition to more than 400 films including international, documentaries, independent and new releases. For example, on Feb. 10, it will feature the 1987 Jon Cryer classic Dudes. For Black History Month, the theater hosts Gospel music and Huntington resident Deacon Leon Jamison on Feb. 23, among other events and screenings. Hardcore cinemaphiles can enjoy late-night dining at The Sky Room Cafe. The Book Revue (313 New York Ave., 631-271-1442; is the perfect spot for some literary enlightenment. On Feb. 13, author Bruno Ribeiro will share his illustrated fairytale for adults in verse form: The Book of All Lovers, a tale of adventureand chivalry. And, on Feb. 14, Billy Lamont will be signing copies of his new poetry book, Words Ripped from a Soul Still Bleeding. The poems all have different messages to share, including hope, inspiration and social reform. The Book Revue has been around since 1977 and is the largest independent bookstore on LI selling new, used and discounted books.Walt WhitmanWalk through historyWant to gawk at the Gilded Age grandeur of the Gold Coast? Take a guided tour of Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate (135 West Gate Dr., 631-659-1400, Stroll through the lush gardens and opulent halls of this historic chateau that is the second largest private home in America. It was originally the summer home of the affluent Kahn family until its sale in 1934. After changing hands and later falling into disrepair, owner Gary Melius bought it in 1984, invested more than $30 million to restore it, and turned it into a hotel, restaurant and catering hall. The $50 guided tours by appointment only are followed by a two-course lunch at the Oheka Bar & Restaurant. Visitors may optfor the regular $25 tour that ends with cookies and tea in the formal dining room or grand ballroom. Showcasing its rich history, the estate is often used as a location shoot for TV and film productions. It was portrayed as Xanadu in Citizen Kane, served as the set of Taylor Swift’s music video for “Blank Space” and was the set of a shoot for the film Fifty Shades Freed.Those who prefer literary history can head over to The Walt Whitman Birthplace (246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station, 631-427-5240 x113,, which is a great place to learn about America’s greatest poet. The home is a designated New York State Historic Site and is listed on the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places. Some programs for children 5 and up include Make A Dreamcatcher, followed by Victorian Tea Party, where children learn dining manners, social skills and self-esteem. Poetry readers are also regularly on the agenda, with local poets encouraged to participate.Kilwins Huntington is known for their chocolate-covered apples.Specialty stores galoreIf you need a spiritual reading or just some funky henna design on your hand or head, stop off at Henna Happiness (6 East Carver St., 631-935-2714,, a boutique offering mystical items, crystals, stones and lots more. Store owner Trudy Pellegrino, a professional henna artist and specialist in Jyotish, a form of astrology rooted in India, can do a reading that may help you restore balance and healing in your life.For those who adore vintage kitsch and collectibles and even antiques, stop in at Rosie’s Vintage (101 Woodbury Ave., 631-549-9100,, a vintage/antique multi-dealer store that specializes in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s stuff. The store has something for almost everyone from young vintage lovers starting out to the mid-century generation who are looking to reminisce. With multiple dealers participating, inventory changes daily and includes furniture and decor, man-cave and kitchen decor, vintage clothing and accessories, industrial, vinyl records and one-of-a kind items.Step into Kilwins Huntington (293 Main St., 631-271-4200,, and you will become a kid again. Everything in the chocolate shop known for its signature chocolate dipped caramel apples and specialty ice cream is all homemade and features fun names like Superman — a fruity vanilla rainbow — and Kilwins Mud (vanilla ice cream with caramel and chocolate chip), popular with the kids, and best sellers Sea Salt Caramel and Toasted Coconut. They also have chocolate-covered popcorn, brittle, Rice Krispies, marshmallows.“Anything that doesn’t move we will dip into chocolate,” laughs co-owner Susan Hirschfeld, who opened the shop with her son, Jake, five years ago.IMC Restaurant and Bar (279 Main St., 631-824-6222,, is where serious foodies flock. This modern steakhouse owned by Brooklyn-based Imperial Meats features mouth-watering entrees that include their signature duck platter, caviar plate, Chilean sea bass and locally sourced oysters. Their Japanese Wagyu tomahawk ribeye steak is one of their most popular entrees. All their meats are hormone, steroid and antibiotic free. Straight from the mixologist, patrons can enjoy their Blood Orange Martini, Black Coconut Mojito or The Barrel (High West double rye, amaretto, house-infused black cherry cognac with a hint of smoky Islay scotch, a splash of bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup, and fresh-squeezed lemon juice) served on the rocks.“The drink,” says manager Vincent Alessi, “is big with guys.”Bringing some flavor to the village is Babalu NY, (286 New York Ave., 631-683-4666,, The Cuban Mediterranean bistro specializing in small plates was launched only 10 months ago by former pro boxer Alan Gotay. The Cubano sandwich — Serrano ham, slow-roasted pulled pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, homemade mustard and spicy mustard on ciabatta — was just rated one of the top sandwiches on LI.“We wanted to bring Cuban style food into Huntington,” says manager Maggie Senia.Other specialties include empanadas and pasteles, a family style recipe made of green plantains and tropical pumpkin seed wrapped in green banana leaves and filled with either chicken, meat or vegetables.Enjoy some eggs and bacon or chicken and waffles, where breakfast is served all day. The Shed (54 New St., 631-385-7433, is another newcomer to the village. Lunch and dinner entrees are also available and full bar with specialty cocktails.Al Fresco dining on New York Avenue in downtown Huntington.Where to dineBlack & Blue Seafood Chophouse65 Wall St., 631-385-9255, blackandbluehuntington.comPrime: An American Kitchen and Bar117 North New York Ave., 631-385-1515, restaurantprime.comHonu Kitchens and Cocktails363 New York Ave., 631-421-6900, honukitchen.comJonathan’s Ristorante15 Wall St., 631-549-0055, jonathansristorante.comTOA Asian Fusion369 New York Ave., 631-673-7377; toaasianfusion.comBesito Mexican Restaurant402 New York Ave. 631-549-0100, besitomexican.comHikudo Asian Bistro & Sushi329 Main St., 631-421-4729, hikudo.comSpice Village Grill281 Main St., 631-271-9700, spicevillagegrill.comHouse of India256 Main St., 631-271-0059, houseofindiany.comOheka CastleWhere to stayOheka Castle Hotel & Estate135 W. Gate Dr., Huntington, 631-659-1400, oheka.comlast_img read more