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The Marcus King Band Taps Warren Haynes For Allman Brothers Cover At Red Rocks [Video]

first_imgThe Marcus King Band made their Red Rocks debut on Saturday night, opening up for Gov’t Mule and Yonder Mountain String Band at the beloved Morrison, Colorado venue. It was the band’s first time playing the legendary stage together, though King himself joined Lettuce for Rage Rocks back in May. While still an extraordinarily young band, touring the country vigorously throughout the year, MKB’s performance at Red Rocks felt long-awaited. And boy, did they deliver!Fellow collaborator and musical mentor Warren Haynes joined Marcus King Band during their opening set, for a ripping version of the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Dreams.” Of course, the two have collaborated before, with Haynes producing and playing on The Marcus King Band’s self-titled 2016 album. The ABB theme continued through Gov’t Mule’s headlining set, when King emerged to close the first set with “Whipping Post,” then returned again for an encore with members of Yonder Mountain String Band for the Mule debut of “Melissa.” The collaborators, which included YMSB’s Dave Johnston, Adam Aijala, Allie Kral, and Jake Joliff, jammed straight into “Mountain Jam,” before bringing “Melissa” to a fantastic reprise. In addition to the closing Allman Brother tunes, Mule performed “Come And Go Blues and included a “Les Brers In A Minor” tease earlier in the set–totaling five Allman covers in Mule’s set. The Marcus King Band’s opening “Dreams” truly set the tone for a fantastic night of heartfelt music from all three bands.Watch Warren Haynes join The Marcus King Band for “Dreams” below, courtesy of Jeremiah Rogers:Watch Marcus King join Gov’t Mule for “Whipping Post,” courtesy of kellypearson1000:Watch Marcus King, Dave Johnston, Adam Aijala, Allie Kral, and Jake Joliff join Gov’t Mule for “Melissa”>”Mountain Jam”>”Melissa” below, courtesy of D Ragoose:See below for Paul Dumah Morgan’s depiction of MKB’s Red Rocks debut:[cover photo by Gary Sheer]last_img read more

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At the Bar’s Annual MeetingJustices discuss their role in the presidential election

first_imgJustice Harry Lee Anstead noted the positive effect Florida’s openness and cameras in the courtroom have had on other states: “I’ve had calls from 10 to 12 members of high courts.. . . One example is New York. They’ve taken up this issue of camera in the courts almost every year with their state bar. And every year, they’ve turned it down. This year, for the first time, they are going to have an experimental program in New York to have cameras in the courtroom.” “It’s important to remember that all courts are reactionary institutions,” Anstead said. “Once those cases come to the institution, we have to grapple in a workmanlike manner. Really, that’s what happened at the court. Other than the visible increase of security, we really were cocooned there in the court.. . . In a sense, all of those crisis-mode operations (when death warrants are issued) served us well in terms of conceptualizing how to address serious cases issued that had to be turned around in a relatively short period of time.” Justice Anstead At the Bar’s Annual Meeting Justices discuss their role in the presidential election Associate Editor Stuck in Homestead during the natural disaster of Hurricane Andrew. Presiding over an intense trial. Going into crisis mode, like when the governor signs a death warrant. A Kodak moment you couldn’t get wrong because so much was at stake and the whole world was watching. Justice Wells Chief Justice Charles Wells answered: “I wasn’t in Homestead for Hurricane Andrew, but I think it was a lot of the same feeling. My reaction was it was certainly a unique privilege to have an opportunity to be part of that type of event, which was certainly historical. It was much like being in a very intense trial, because you really know that storm was out there swirling. And that you were going to have to be prepared on a very short-term basis.” Justice Leander Shaw agreed: “The U.S. Supreme Court was not too impressed by our rulings, but I think they did take a leaf from our book in getting opinions out on the same day for the first time.” Justice Fred Lewis added: “The communications we received from judicial officers of other states was consistent in saying: ‘We care not what the result is, but we thank you for being open, and you’ve added a new dimension to our understanding of court operations. The second aspect was the openness. One of the letters that touched me was from a person with a military background. It started out something along the lines of: ‘I began questioning what my country was about, until I saw the court. And your court looks like my country.’ July 15, 2001 Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Regular News “And everybody in America knows about the Florida Supreme Court and credits the Florida Supreme Court as being a court that will work under conditions that are unimaginable in the appellate arena, decide tough cases expeditiously, and do it in a way that America understands.”Raoul Cantero of Miami was the first audience member to step to the microphone with a question: “It became apparent to me during the election cases that there was a surprise to the public outside of Florida how open the court was, especially how it had already allowed cameras in the courtroom. It was easy to get videos of oral arguments. What kind of influence has that kind of openness in your court had across the country? Do you see other supreme courts developing that system to allow cameras in the courtroom?”Justice Barbara Pariente got a laugh when she said: “As far as us being on camera, I thought Justice Wells had the greatest observation: Really, we had started televising our proceedings back when Justice (Gerald) Kogan was chief justice, and we had been televised regularly on the educational channels. We needed something to increase our ratings.” Wells called the televised court proceedings “a great civics lesson for all of us and the whole country. I think some people may have learned something about the appellate process by watching on television. Although, I noted there was a letter to the editor that I read that said, ‘Obviously, those justices on the Florida Supreme Court didn’t know what they were doing, or else they wouldn’t have had to ask those lawyers all those questions.’”Deleria Hendrix of Tampa asked the justices to comment on the professionalism of the attorneys who appeared before the high court in the elections cases, as well as commenting on professionalism in general, in the context of how many Bar grievances they see compared to the past.“The professionalism of the attorneys who participated in the elections cases was above reproach,” Lewis said. “You had some of the finest lawyers, and they behaved admirably. I certainly hope that the American public perceived in the manner that we did that these were fine, fine lawyers and the legal system at its best.”Regarding the overall behavior of lawyers, Lewis admitted: “There are times you are a little saddened by what you see occurring before and during oral arguments. Your final issue is that we see more than we should of cases dealing with lawyers who have gone astray. And there are a great many of those matters that are handled really before we get involved. I think it’s wrong to think professionalism is at the back end. Professionalism is at the front end. That’s where it’s going to be resolved before they get into law school and in law school. That’s the time.”Quince said until she came to the court, she really never had a real appreciation for the number of discipline cases.“Sometimes, it’s very troubling to see the number of lawyers who do have to go through the disciplinary process. I am hopeful the more we have professionalism and ethics seminars, it will help to decrease those numbers,” Quince said. At the Bar’s Annual MeetingJustices discuss their role in the presidential election The bonus to having oral arguments broadcast worldwide during the unprecedented challenges of those deadline pressures, the justices agreed, was that Florida now serves as a model for the nation on the benefits of cameras in the courtroom, and the attitude of openness at the high court with a public information officer and court web site that cater to the public’s right to know. Florida’s Supreme Court justices Those were among the justices’ descriptions of what it felt like to be caught in the whirlwind of the presidential election litigation as a member of the Florida Supreme Court. They shared their observations during the congenial question-and-answer session known as Discussion with the Court at the Bar’s Annual Meeting June 21. Pariente said the feedback the court has gotten from around the country is that Florida “has been a model, as far as openness. Whether people agreed or disagreed with the outcome, the fact that the public at large was able to see us and hear us, I think it certainly indirectly influenced the U.S. Supreme Court, as far as getting their oral arguments out in historic time, within that same day.” Justice Pariente Tony Musto, of Hallendale, asked: “I was just wondering, from a personal perspective what you went through. This is such a unique thing for a state supreme court. What was it like? I’m sure, like any of us, you would have rather the election had been very clean and decided. But was it like: ‘Oh, boy! We’re the ones doing this! or ‘Geez, I wish this was going on in Illinois!’? In the aftermath, what are your feelings? Do you get fan mail from Peoria?” Justice Peggy Quince commended the law clerks and judicial assistants who worked all hours: “The openness of the court is dependent on all the other people who work there. And what has really struck me since I’ve been there is how much everyone who works at the court truly feels a part of it and is really willing to do all that is necessary in order to get the job done.” Justice Quince Justice Lewis “I thought that was a very powerful statement about the composition of the court itself. I was very proud to be part of a system that was open. I think it served a great purpose,” said Lewis, crediting much of the court’s cutting-edge openness to the leadership of Kogan, who watched from the audience. Justice Shaw And Shaw added: “Of course, we were seeing some of the best lawyers in the country on this particular case. I have a son in law school, and he didn’t feel they showed the proper deference to the court. I had to explain to him, ‘Look, those lawyers have 20-some minutes to put their case on, and they didn’t have time to spend 10 minutes of it bowing and scraping to us.’ They had to get in and get the job done, and they did a masterful job in doing it. “Appellate practitioners thought knowing the Florida Supreme Court was one of those highly guarded secrets we wouldn’t even tell our trial lawyer partners about what the justices were like. Now the cat is out of the bag, so to speak,” said Ben Kuehne, chair of the Appellate Practice Section that sponsored the event. Ben Kuehne Shaw added: “Basically, we’re problem-solvers, and this was another problem to solve. I think that was the approach of everybody on the court. The only difference here was this was a Kodak moment, and you couldn’t get it wrong. We did spend a lot more time than we normally would, and we tried a lot harder. We had just an impossible situation because the statutes were in irreconcilable conflict. And we tried our best to reconcile that which could not be reconciled. But you did know the eyes of history were upon you. And we did have that added pressure.”Pariente admitted that the first day of the election brought not dread, but a sense of relief: “That was the day Justice Lewis, Justice Quince and myself had been up for merit retention, so we were just happy to have been retained. I think the Saturday of the Florida State, University of Florida game was a very sad day for me, because I was supposed to go to Cape Cod to spend Thanksgiving with my family.”And Wells, a Gator fan, interjected dryly of that Seminole trouncing, 30 – 7: “It was a very sad day for me.”“For different reasons,” Pariente continued, while the audience chuckled. “Not only was it an intense period, but as we reflected back on our calendar during that period in time, the 36 days, we realized that the first week of post election was an oral argument week, and the first week in December was another oral argument week. The governor had signed two warrants during that period of time, so we had death cases we were also having to attend to. Plus, we were monitoring and getting copies from the pleadings of all the other litigation that was go on.. . . If you think of the normal appellate process and how long it takes to have briefs filed, and then have oral arguments and then a decision. Then imagine that for the first case we had we ordered briefing on a Friday, briefing had to be in over the weekend. We had oral arguments on Monday, and we issued our unanimous opinion on Tuesday. Just imagine that! That was amazing!“People say: ‘Well, how did you feel after the second opinion?’ Obviously, there was disagreement among the court. But we’re used to have disagreements among one another, and we’re used to going on to the next case. Yes, it was a unique situation,” Pariente said. “Maybe this was an unsolvable problem. But as far as legal principles that were underlying the principle, those of us on whatever side we were coming from felt that we had reached principled decisions. And that’s the best you can do.”Anstead drew an analogy to the crisis mode when death warrants are issued. “As far as discipline, I think the Bar does a great job in disciplining lawyers who do go astray. The only problem that occurs, and I don’t know what the solution is, the problem with public perception of whether the Bar circles the wagon or takes complaints seriously,” Shaw said. “Perhaps the PR facet is what we need to pay more attention to.. . . But until it is shown a lawyer has done something wrong, we can’t make things public.”(Justice Major Harding did not participate in this year’s Discussion with the Court, because he was presenting a program for the judiciary in Oklahoma.)last_img read more

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RORY KAVANAGH RETIRES FROM INTER-COUNTY FOOTBALL

first_imgRory Kavanagh in action for St Eunan’s. He will continue to captain his clubONE of our longest-serving county players won’t don the Donegal colours again.Rory Kavanagh announced today that family and work commitments has forced him to leave the Donegal squad.The school teacher and St Eunan’s Club captain will still play for his club this year. The 32-year-old represented Donegal through thick and thin for 14 years, making 132 appearances for his county – 49 of them in the Championship.The crowning glory of his year was in 2012 when he picked up both an All-Ireland medal and a county championship medal with St Eunan’s. RORY KAVANAGH RETIRES FROM INTER-COUNTY FOOTBALL was last modified: January 15th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalretirementRory Kavanaghlast_img read more

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