Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Honor Marvin Gaye With Moving “Inner City Blues” Cover [Watch]

first_imgThe soulful funk outfit Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles had an exciting past year worth celebrating, and will continue to harness that momentum as 2019 unfolds.The seven-piece ensemble, including church-reared Hammond organ virtuoso Cory Henry, Nicholas Semrad (synthesizer), Adam Agati (guitar), Taron Locket (drums), Sharay Reed (bass), Denise Stoudmire (vocals), and Tiffany Stevenson (vocals) are no strangers to the road, having toured together throughout the U.S. and internationally, hitting festivals such as Indy Jazz Festival, SF Jazz, Montreux Jazz Festival, Okeechobee, Electric Forest, North Sea Jazz, Love Supreme Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, and more.In June 2018, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles released their first full-length EP Art Of Love. Recorded in Henry’s hometown of Brooklyn, NY, Art Of Love was tracked live to capture the incomparable energy of The Funk Apostles’ live shows and to channel the warm analog vibes of the 1970s. Henry’s unparalleled artistic design shines brightly on Art Of Love, as the musical Jedi both composed and produced the album’s intricate arrangements. That’s not to say that the album is lacking a live aesthetic, as The Funk Apostles worked with minimal rehearsal and several tracks are first-take recordings.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Bring Their Soulful Revelry To NPR’s Tiny Desk [Watch]Recently, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles stopped by JammJam in Los Angeles, CA for an exclusive underground gathering. During their special performance, Cory Henry and his ensemble invited up Southern California-bred gospel multi-instrumentalist B.Slade to honor The Prince of Soul himself, Marvin Gaye. Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles’ cover of “Inner City Blues” is not only an incredible musical performance, but if you look closely in the audience, there are a number of today’s top musicians in the business, including Daru Jones (Jack White), Francesca Simone (Beyonce), Mike Moore (Ty Dolla $ign/Jason Derulo), Nisan Stewart (Jamie Foxx), and Lynette Williams (Childish Gambino) to name a few.Watch Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles’ cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues” featuring B.Slade below:Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles ft. B.Slade – “Inner City Blues”[Video: Jammcard]Following a plethora of international performances, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles will return to the U.S. in April with performances at The Shed in New York City and Atlanta, GA’s SweetWater 420 Fest. Cory will then head west for three scheduled Colorado performances in May, including a special gig with Vulfpeck and Khruangbin at Morrison’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 9th. Henry’s only other current scheduled U.S. date is an appearance at Arrington, VA’s LOCKN’.One show we’re particularly excited for is Cory Henry’s “The Revival” featuring TaRon Lockett & Isaiah Sharkey at Cervantes’ Masterpiece on Saturday, May 11th. Tickets are currently on sale here.For ticketing and more information, head to Cory Henry’s website.last_img read more

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Arsenal trying to convince Arsene Wenger to return to club

first_img Coral BarryThursday 6 Feb 2020 7:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link15.2kShares Comment Arteta took charge from Emery (Picture: Getty)Senior figures at the club have already spoken to Wenger about the prospect of a return and there has been discussions about a statute in his honour.Wenger endorsed Arteta’s appointment, but refused to comment too much on Arsenal’s new head coach and the sacking of Unai Emery.‘Look I am an Arsenal supporter – I said that in my last speech,’ Wenger said in December.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘When Arteta will be in charge, I will support Arteta.‘For the rest, of course Arsenal is going through a very difficult period so it’s better I don’t comment too much on that and I just suffer like every supporter.’Although Wenger’s time at Arsenal ended on a somewhat sour note, the 70-year-old is the club’s most successful manager of the modern era, winning three Premier League titles with the Gunners.MORE: Pablo Mari hoping to emulate Spanish heroes at ArsenalMORE: Bernd Leno urges Arsenal teammates to win Europa League and FA Cup Advertisement Arsenal trying to convince Arsene Wenger to return to club Wenger is currently employed at Fifa (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are keen to welcome Arsene Wenger back to the club, according to reports.Wenger ended a 22-year reign at Arsenal in 2018, but his successor, Unai Emery, has already been sacked by the Gunners.The Frenchman’s former player Mikel Arteta is now in charge and the Mirror claim the club’s hierarchy are trying to convince Wenger to return to watch a game from the directors box.Wenger accepted a role at Fifa last year and has said publicly he would be reluctant to work at Arsenal again.ADVERTISEMENTArteta is trying to tap into Arsenal’s roots and has spoken to ex-members of staff, as well visiting Highbury House.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Arsenal board think a Wenger homecoming would serve as a boost to the fans and increase the support for Arteta. Advertisementlast_img read more

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The need to enrich our knowledge

first_img 13 Views   no discussions Share Tweet NewsRegional The need to enrich our knowledge by: – April 2, 2012 Sharecenter_img Fidel Castro. Photo credit: globalresearch.caThe filmed scenes of the massacre in Libya, starting to be seen, offend for their total absence of humanism and the crass lies that served as an excuse for invading and taking over the natural resources of that country. With more than 25,000 combat missions, NATO air forces backed up the monstrous crime. They stated that the Libyan government had funds abroad exceeding 200 billion dollars. At this time, nobody knows where the money is nor what has been done with it. A fraudulent electoral process ensured the overthrowing of the presidency of the most powerful country on the side of George W. Bush, an alcoholic without medical treatment nor the most basic ethical principles, who ordered West Point graduates to be ready to attack without warning 60 or more dark corners of the world. Such a deranged person, with the use of a small black briefcase, could decide on the use of thousands of nuclear weapons; with a minimal percentage of these, he could put an end to human life on the planet. It is sad to remember that on the opposite side of the Yankee super-power, another deranged person, with three bottles of vodka in his stomach, declared the disintegration of the USSR and the dismantling of more than 400 nuclear bases in whose range were all the military bases threatening that country.Those events did not constitute any surprise. Throughout many years of struggle, experience garnered, contact with events, ideas and historical processes did not come as a surprise. Today the Russian leaders are trying to rebuild this powerful State which had been created with so much effort and sacrifice. When Pope John Paul II visited our country in 1998, more than once before his arrival I talked about several subjects with one or another of his envoys. I especially remember the occasion when we sat down to dinner in a small room in the Palace of the Revolution with Joaquín Navarro Valls, Papal spokesman, sitting in front of me. To the right was a pleasant and intelligent priest who had come with the spokesman and assisted Pope John Paul II at the Masses. Curious about the details, I asked Navarro Valls whether he thought that the immense sky with its millions of stars had been made to please the inhabitants of the earth whenever we deigned to look upwards on any given night. “Absolutely” ―he replied. “It is the only inhabited planet in the universe”.I then turned to the priest and said: what do you think of that, Father? He replied: “In my opinion, there is a 99.9 percent possibility of intelligent life existing on some other planet”. The answer did not violate any religious principle. Mentally I multiplied the figure, who knows how many times. It was the kind of answer that I deemed to be correct and serious. Afterwards, that noble priest was always friendly with our country. Sharing a friendship does not mean you have to share beliefs. Today, on Thursday, as it happens with increasing frequency, a European entity with well-known solvency in the subject, textually states:“There could be billions of planets not much larger than the Earth orbiting around weak stars in our galaxy, according to an international team of astronomers. “This estimated number of ‘super-Earths’ -planets with up to ten times Earth’s mass – is based on detections already made and then extrapolated to include the population of the so-called ‘dwarf stars’ in the Milky Way.”“‘Our new observations with HARPS show that around 40% of the red dwarf stars have a ‘super-Earth’ orbiting around it in its habitable zone, where there may be water in a liquid state on the surface of the planet’, stated Xavier Bonfils, team leader at the Sciences of the Universe Observatory in Grenoble, France.‘“Due to the fact that the red dwarfs are so common – there are around 160 billion of them in the Milky Way – this brings us to the surprising results that there are tens of millions of those planets in our galaxy alone’.”“Their studies suggest that there are ‘super-Earths’ in habitable zones in 41% of the cases, with a range of 28 to 95%.“‘40% of the red dwarf stars have a ‘super-Earth’ orbiting them in their habitable zone, where water in its liquid state may exist’.”“That leads to the obvious question about whether any of those planets may not only be habitable but may also have life.”“But these stars are prone to stellar eruptions, that can wash over the neighbouring planets with X-rays or ultra-violet radiation, making it less likely that life may exist there. “‘We have an idea about how to find traces of life on those planets’, stated Stephane Udry, researcher at the Observatory of Geneva.”“‘If we are able to see traces of elements related to life such as oxygen in that light, then we can obtain indications about whether there is life on that planet’.”Simply reading these news items shows the possibility and the necessity we have of enriching our knowledge which today is fragmented and scattered. Perhaps it takes us to more critical positions on the superficiality with which we deal with cultural and material problems. I have not the slightest doubt that our world is changing much more quickly than we are capable of imagining. Fidel Castro RuzMarch 29, 2012, 8:15 p.m. Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

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