Philadelphia Eagles players Vinny Curry and Fletcher Cox pose with Riley Madden, Sarah Varallo, Sophia Tucker and Allie Kreisman prior to the Night in Venice festivities.
The general “never miss a Sunday show” rule of thumb rang true this past Sunday, July 15th, at the Ardmore Music Hall when Grateful Shred high-stepped on into town.Among the newest bands on the Grateful Dead scene, Grateful Shred quickly proved that they’re more than just another tribute to the Dead. The talented assembly of West Coast cosmic cowboys, which includes bassist Dan Horne (Cass McCombs, Circles Around The Sun), guitarists Clay Finch, Sam Blasucci, and Austin McCutchen has been making waves in the scene as of late. A slew of psychedelically charged music videos coupled with a fresh feel on the music straight out of the late 70s era and a laid-back demeanor to boot, it’s no question why this band caught the wave so fast.The group took their fourth night of their East Coast tour to the stage of the Ardmore Music Hall with a high energy showcase of a new wave of Grateful Dead music alongside drummer Richard Gowen (The Growlers) and pianist Frank LoCrasto, augmented by the mind-expanding visuals of the Mad Alchemist Liquid Light Show.With the lava lamp-style liquid lights running, opening act Mapache took the stage. Comprised of Grateful Shred guitarists Blasucci and Finch, the duo performed a set of their original psychedelic-tinged folk songs and some notable covers that revealed the deep roots of influence behind their songwriting including Peter Rowan‘s “Lonesome LA Cowboy” and Townes Van Zant’s “Loretta”.After a short break the full Grateful Shred lineup took the stage, launched into a jostling “Casey Jones”, and within in a few minutes, it was clear that the train had left the station at full steam ahead. Sticking the landing on the opener and convening in between songs to decide what would be next, the first set stuck with a country western and blues feel with classic cowboy tune “Me & My Uncle” followed by “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo” and “Mr. Charlie”. The first set closed with a warmed-up band stretching their improvisational muscles on a “Scarlet > Fire” that sounded like it was plucked from the soundboard of Spring ‘77.The second set flew in with another sprinkling of country western in the always welcomed “Jack Straw” before the night took an interesting (and funky) turn for the cosmos via a vast “Estimated Prophet”, among several other strong jams that would round out the set. Bassist Dan Horne took lead vocals and proved just how deep the Shred can go on Bob Dylan‘s “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”, a well-earned slower paced song for the band before they launching into a monstrous “Playin’ In The Band > Space > Truckin > Playin’ In The Band”. Another deep cut followed in the fun bluesy romp that is “I’m a Hog for You”, and the set was ended by a balls-to-the-wall “Shakedown Street” that sonically explained the reason behind the “Shred” in Grateful Shred. Just when the audience thought the music was flowing one way, the band brought it another way; and just as tight as they began, the group reeled it in for a photo finish. “You know, this country was born right up the road from here,” recalled guitarist Austin McCutchen before the band saluted the historic significance of Philadelphia with a fitting “U.S. Blues” encore.It seems safe to say that the hype being built behind Grateful Shred rings true. The music of the Grateful Dead is in good hands these days, and young bands like this are a great reminder that the music will never stop.For a full list of Grateful Shred’s upcoming performances, head to their website.Setlist: Grateful Shred | Ardmore Music Hall | Ardmore, PA | 7/15/18I: Casey Jones, Me & My Uncle, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo, Mr. Charlie, Scarlet Begonias>Fire On The MountainII: Jack Straw, Estimated Prophet, Loose Lucy, Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues, Playing In The Band > Space > Truckin’ > Playing In the band, Althea, Tennessee Jed, Shakedown StreetE: U.S BluesGrateful Shred | Ardmore Music Hall | Ardmore, PA | 7/15/18 | Photos: Zach Roumaya Load remaining images read more
Green MountainPower Corporation (NYSE: GMP) announced today that it has commenced a”Dutch Auction” self tender offer to purchase up to 800,000, or 14%, ofits common shares (including the associated common stock purchase rights).Under the terms of the offer, Green Mountain Power shareholders may offerto sell to Green Mountain Power all or a portion of the shares they ownwithin a price range of $17.00 to $21.00 per share in cash. The offerbegins today and will expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, onNovember 19, 2002, unless the offer is extended by Green Mountain Power.As of October 17, 2002, Green Mountain Power had 5,728,340 shares ofcommon stock outstanding. The closing price for Green Mountain Powercommon stock on the NYSE on October 17, 2002, the last full trading day onthe NYSE prior to this announcement of the offer, was $16.17.The tender offer allows tendering Green Mountain Power shareholders tospecify the price, within the $17.00 – $21.00 price range, at which theyare willing to sell their shares. Once the offer expires, subject to thespecific terms and conditions of the tender offer, Green Mountain Powerwill examine the prices chosen by shareholders and will select the lowestpurchase price that will allow it to purchase 800,000 shares, or suchlesser number of shares as are tendered. If the number of shares tenderedat or below the selected price and not withdrawn is not more than 800,000,Green Mountain Power will purchase all of those tendered shares. If thetotal number of shares tendered at or below the selected price and notwithdrawn is more than 800,000, Green Mountain Power will first purchaseshares tendered at or below the selected price by odd lot holders. GreenMountain Power will then purchase, on a pro rata basis, shares from allother shareholders who tendered shares at or below the selected price. Allpurchased shares will receive the same price. Green Mountain Power hasreserved the right to purchase up to an additional 2% of its shares,subject to applicable law. Green Mountain Power’s offer is not conditionedon any minimum number of shares being tendered. The offer is subject to anumber of other terms and conditions that are specified in the Offer toPurchase being distributed to shareholders.The Information Agent for Green Mountain Power’s “Dutch Auction” tenderoffer is Mellon Investor Services LLC. Green Mountain Power’s Board ofDirectors has approved this tender offer. However, neither Green MountainPower, its Board of Directors nor the Information Agent is making anyrecommendation to shareholders as to whether to tender or refrain fromtendering their shares or as to the price or prices at which they maychoose to tender their shares. Shareholders must make their own decisionas to whether to tender their shares and, if so, how many shares to tenderand the price or prices at which such shares should be tendered. GreenMountain Power’s Board of Directors and executive officers have advisedGreen Mountain Power that they will not tender any of their shares in theoffer. read more
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Clinton sidestepped the question in public, telling Bowman privately afterward that she didn’t want to put an additional tax burden on the middle class, but would consider a “gap,” with no Social Security taxes on income from $97,500 to around $200,000. Anything above that could be taxed. Her answer was overheard by an Associated Press reporter. “A candidate for president owes it to the American people to tell us where they stand,” Obama said, “… because you’re not ready to lead if you can’t tell us where you’re going.” “She’s not alone in avoiding answering this question directly – she’s not alone in ducking the issue,” Obama said. “Because conventional thinking in Washington says that Social Security is the third rail of American politics. It says you should hedge, and dodge, and spin, but at all costs, don’t answer.” Bowman, who endorsed Obama on Saturday, said he “got the feeling (Clinton) really didn’t want to answer my question.” “After the forum ended, she came up and spoke to me. It was nice of her to do that, and I appreciated her taking the time to do that. But when I asked my question again, hoping she would answer it, this time she gave me a conflicting response,” he said. “It left me feeling disappointed, because I just didn’t understand why she wouldn’t tell me where she stood on an issue this important.” Bowman added: “It made me wonder, if a candidate won’t answer a question on the campaign trail, how can we be sure she’ll be honest with the American people when they’re president?” Clinton spokesman Mark Daley responded to Obama, saying the Illinois senator “has abandoned the politics of hope as his campaign has stalled. “Maybe he should focus on explaining to Iowans why a few months ago he said that everything was on the table, including raising the retirement age, but today says he opposes it,” Daley said. “Sen. Clinton has been clear about her position on Social Security. She will oppose any effort to privatize the program. As president, her first priority will be restoring fiscal responsibility and fair tax policies, and then will work in a bipartisan process to address Social Security’s long term challenges.” Obama is not the only Democratic candidate to criticize Clinton for being evasive on the issue. During an event last weekend, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards criticized Clinton for sidesteppinging Bowman’s question. When asked by reporters at a rural summit in Ames on Saturday what he thought of Obama’s comments, he seemed to agree. “I have heard Sen. Clinton say in the debates that she is against changing benefits, against raising the retirement age, against privatization, so what is she going to do? I haven’t heard what she’s for,” Edwards said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DES MOINES, Iowa – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Saturday lashed out at rival Hillary Rodham Clinton, accusing her of dodging tough questions about Social Security. Obama, campaigning at a senior center in Des Moines, said all the presidential candidates need to talk honestly about Social Security instead of sidestepping the issue, but he singled out Clinton – the front-runner for the nomination – for special criticism. Obama’s criticism of Clinton comes as she has been increasing her lead in national polls, leaving him and other Democratic candidates lagging far behind. Obama’s campaign arranged for him to be introduced at the event by Tod Bowman, a teacher from Maquoketa, Iowa, who tried to pin down Clinton during a debate in Iowa earlier this month on whether the government should tax workers’ earnings above the present cap of $97,500 to help pay for Social Security benefits. read more