Former Turkuaz Keyboardist Stephen Malinowski Passes Away At Age 25

first_imgUpdate: Friends and family are organizing a Second Line tribute in honor of Malinowski, and details can be found in this image below.We are beyond saddened to report on the death of keyboardist Stephen Malinowski, who passed away last weekend at the age of 25. Just a week shy of his 26th birthday, June 23rd, Malinowski will be remembered for his friendly persona and enormous musical abilities.Malinowski attended and graduated The Berklee College of Music, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance studying with Bruce Katz and Dave Limina. During his time at Berklee, he was a member of many different bands. At school he was in the P-Funk ensemble with now bass legend Mono Neon, as well as the Bob Marley Ensemble with Tubby Love.His first out of school project was Blue Mountain Bustdown, a jam band from Allston, MA. The band consisted of Malinowski, Josh T. Carter now with Hayley Jane & The Primates, Ben Teters now of Palmslap, John Ellington, and Cory West. Blue Mountain Bustdown opened up for Dopapod, and even recorded their second album in the famed Dopapod Ridgemont House in Allston with guitarist Johnny Simon Jr.Malinowski was also a member of iLa Mawana who consisted of Hayley Jane, Greg Toro, Jesse Hayes, and now-Boston concert promoter David Rosen. He also played as a member of the house band for weekly reggae residency called The Hub Dub, which regularly performed reggae in Boston, and welcomed members of Dub Apocalypse, Tubby Love, Dan Africano of John Brown’s Body and Scott Flynn now of Pretty Lights and Odezsa. After his time in Boston, Malinowski moved to NYC and joined Brooklyn powerhouse band Turkuaz. With Turkuaz, Malinowski played many memorable shows, including their first ever performance at Mountain Jam. Malinowski then left NY to follow his true passion of being a New Orleans piano player. Once arriving in NOLA he continued to thrive, forming an organ trio called Solar Strut with Joe Gelini and Chris Alford. He played with Cha Wa Band, recently performing in Tokyo, and performed regularly with June Yamagishi of Papa Grows Funk. He was also the touring keyboardist for the globally touring blues star Ana Popovic. He recently played with her as far as Tokyo.Turkuaz drummer Michelangelo Carubba shared a few thoughts on his time with Malinowski. Read his eulogy below.“I heard the words, “Steve passed away”. A disorienting few seconds of white noise and confusion set in, and when my mind could function again, I wracked my brain to remember all the Steves in my life. There aren’t many, but the two or three I have are all very special to me. When it was made clear that Steve Malinowski had passed, the white noise and confusion set it again. We had to go on stage a few minutes later. Steve Malinowski was a special human being. He always had a smile on. Everything was always all good. He just wanted to play. He loved music so deeply and intimately, that it felt to me like he had this secret love affair with music that I still only dream of having. I remember driving to Turkuaz shows back in the day and he would put on Jessica by the Allman Brothers and pound out the piano solo on my dashboard with his hands. All the while wearing the biggest grin that his face could handle. He was such a sweetheart. He looked out for his friends. He was loyal. He would give the shirt off his back for you, even when he had but a penny to spare. I watched him do it countless times. The people that knew him and played with him, all felt his presence and purpose. He was a beacon of light and a bringer of joy. It comes as no surprise now that so many have come forward and echoed my very same sentiments. My time with Steve was similar to all of our friends’ time with him, Im sure.  People that jammed with him once at a house party back at Berklee. People that are touring the world on the biggest stages possible. A soul like that comes around only so often. These sentiments are a testament to the man and musician he was. I’ll miss our long talks during long drives. I’ll miss his laugh. I’ll miss his smile. I’ll miss his music. Ill be forever thankful for him taking me to see Tedeschi Trucks Band for the first time. I’ll be forever thankful for having played so much music together. I’ll be forever indebted to the universe for allowing his light to shine so close to me. I’ll never take for granted the path that is illuminated by that light. That path is love. Rest in peace, Steve.Malinowski died in his home in New Orleans. Our hearts go out to all of his beloved friends and family during this difficult time.last_img read more

Wild Adriatic Shares Soulful New Single “Come Back Baby” Ahead Of Upcoming Album [Premiere]

first_imgAlbany-based power trio Wild Adriatic are set to return with their newest album, Feel, on February 3rd, which looks to be the band’s most mature album yet. The band incorporates a wide array of styles, encapsulating soul, rock, motown and more, bridging them together through their earnest and expressive musical creations. After spending 175 days out of the year on tour together, Wild Adriatic has become a reckoning force of rock and roll.Tighter than ever, the band went into the studio to record Feel with the intention of putting their best foot forward. Travis Gray’s rich vocals and guitar playing, Rich Derbyshire’s in-the-pocket bass grooves, and Mateo Vosganian powerhouse drumming are all full display on Feel, as the power trio rocks through eleven new original tracks.With the new album due out soon, the band has offered up a taste with the newest single “Come Back Baby.” Check out the new tune, streaming below.The band tells us about the single, saying, ““Come Back Baby” was inspired by our search for simplicity. With this song, we expressly set out to write something that more appropriately featured Travis’ abilities as a soul singer. To achieve that goal, we felt that the “less is more” approach would work best with the music. Early demos of this song were just guitar, drums, bass, and Trav’s lead vocal but we always heard some light Temptations style backing vocals in the choruses and classic sounding percussion/horns to round out the sound. I love this song because it manages to sound as personal as it is. Travis’ vocals feel like they’re right there in the room with you and I love these kinds of WA songs where he really has a lot of room to emote.”Feel is due out on February 3rd, but can be pre-ordered through Pledge Music and iTunes. Be sure to catch this exciting up and coming band on the road as well! Full tour dates below, and more information can be found on the band’s website.Wild Adriatic Tour Schedule1/13 – Arch Street Tavern – Hartford, CT1/14 – Grizzly’s – Stratton, VT2/01 – Jammin’ Java – Vienna, VA2/02 – Mercury Lounge – NY, NY2/03 – Sellersville Theatre – Sellersville, VA2/04 – Putnam Den – Saratoga Springs, NY2/07 – High Watt – Nashville, TN2/08 – The Underground – Charlotte, NC2/10 – The Rock Boat – Tampa, FL2/16 – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA2/17 – Martins – Jackson, MS2/18 – The Den @ The Howlin’ Wolf – New Orleans, LA2/22 – Patton Alley Pub – Springfield, MO2/23 – Bootleg – St Louis, MO2/24 – Underground Lounge – Chicago, IL2/25 – Fountain Square Brewery – Indianapolis, IN3/01 – Frequency – Madison, WIlast_img read more

Playwrights Horizons Announces 2015-16 Season

first_img Gurira’s Familiar will make its New York premiere at the Mainstage Theater, beginning February 2016. The production will be directed by Rebecca Taichman. Playwrights Horizons has unveiled its lineup for its 2015-16 season. Shows include the New York premieres of Hir by Taylor Mac and Familiar, a new play by playwright and The Walking Dead actress Danai Gurira. Finally, Indian Summer will make its world premiere at the Mainstage Theater from May 2016. Penned by Gregory S. Moss, the production will be helmed by Carolyn Cantor. View Comments The second production of the season will be Mac’s Hir. Directed by theater director and performance artist Niegel Smith, the show will play the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, beginning October 2015.center_img Next up will be Marjorie Prime, from Orange is the New Black writer Jordan Harrison. Directed by Anne Kauffman, the new play will receive its New York premiere at the Mainstage Theater from November 2015. Kicking off the season will be The Christians, the New York premiere of a new play by Lucas Hnath. Helmed by Les Waters and presented at the Mainstage Theater, the show will begin previews on August 28. From March 2016, Antilia Pneumatica will receive its world premiere at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater. The show is written by Anne Washburn and directed by Ken Rus Schmoll.last_img read more

Colombia Chooses Woman as Chief Public Prosecutor

first_imgBy Dialogo December 03, 2010 The Colombian Supreme Court of Justice has chosen Viviane Morales as chief public prosecutor, ending a sixteenth-month vacancy due to a dispute between former president Alvaro Uribe and the judicial branch that delayed court cases and criminal investigations. This is the first time in the history of the South American country that a woman has been chosen as chief public prosecutor. Morales obtained fourteen out of eighteen votes cast by the justices who participated in the election. “After so long a vacancy, with so many tasks to carry out, with so many extremely delicate investigations that the public prosecutor has to deal with, the truth is that it’s a challenge that will mean working intensely, sacrificing my family life and personal life,” the new chief public prosecutor said. Morales promised a frontal assault on corruption and guaranteed independence and transparency at the head of the investigative agency.last_img read more

Practice Tips–Get the address right when cutting checks

first_img May 15, 2006 Regular News Practice Tips–Get the address right when cutting checks Get the address right when cutting checks Here’s a tip for personal injury attorneys and anyone else who writes checks from a trust account on behalf of clients: Take a minute before writing each check to call the payee to confirm the proper name and address to send the check.This simple phone call will help reduce the complaints from medical providers and others claiming they were never paid; you also won’t have the hassle of reissuing a new check and stopping payment on the old check. And, since the check goes immediately to the proper address, it will help reduce the late-cashing of checks that can put a glitch in your trust account reconciliation process. Practice Tips is a service of the Practice Management Advisors Committee of the ABA Law Practice Management Section. It is not intended as legal advice, nor is it an authorized legal ethics opinion binding on any state bar or law society. For additional information about PMA services in Florida contact The Florida Bar’s Law Office Management Assistance Service (LOMAS) at (866) 730-2020.last_img read more

Good coaches aren’t unicorns

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Some credit unions have coaching rock stars in their ranks.In these high-functioning credit unions, branch managers hold biweekly, one-on-one coaching sessions with each staff member. Staff look forward to the challenge of addressing the ideas generated during these discussions.Between sessions, managers offer encouraging feedback to their team after casually or intentionally observing their conversations with members.But what do you do if your credit union doesn’t operate this way? Maybe you only receive “coaching” during your annual review, and praise is as rare as a flying unicorn.Is it a lost cause? No.Anyone can be a coach and provide valuable feedback. You just need to understand the goals and principles of coaching, and be observant of your co-workers and boss.At CUNA, we use the CUNA Creating Member Loyalty™ Service Strategies program. The lessons we learn empower us to better serve our members, and better serve each other as colleagues. continue reading »last_img read more

Lessons on leadership and success from football’s greatest coaches

first_imgIf anyone understands just how inspirational words can be it’s a professional football coach. These leaders haven’t acquired successes simply by being in positions of prominence but by truly communicating the value of teamwork, perseverance, and both physical and emotional strength. To mark the turning of fall and the start of football season, we’ve put together a list of wise words to remember from some of the greatest football coaches the game has ever known.“Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.” — Mike Ditka, Head Coach, Chicago Bears (1982-92), New Orleans Saints (1997-99)“Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.” — John Madden, Head Coach, Oakland Raiders (1969-78)“I’ve observed that if individuals who prevail in a high competitive environment have any one thing in common besides success, it is failure—and their ability to overcome it.” — Bill Walsh, Head Coach, San Francisco 49ers (1979-88)“Stay focused. Your start does not determine how you’re going to finish.” — Herm Edwards, Head Coach New York Jets (2001-05), Kansas City Chiefs (2006-08)“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” — Jimmy Johnson, Head coach, Dallas Cowboys (1989-93), Miami Dolphins (1996-99) 43SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Arsenal 4 – 1 Molde

first_imgDespite dominating possession, the Gunners were struggling for rhythm and they were not really testing goalkeeper Andreas Linde, but they should have drawn level when Eddie Nketiah poked home Pepe’s low cross. However, the flag was raised for offside against Willock, but it was the England U21 striker who got the final touch.Arteta’s side did eventually draw level in first-half stoppage time as Granit Xhaka led a counter-attack. He played the ball forward for Nektiah, and his cross in search of Willock was turned into his own net by Haugen Joe WIllockImage:Joe WIllock produced another excellent display for Arsenal How Arsenal ran away with victory…After a slow start, the game eventually burst into life when Bernd Leno’s clearance quickly found its way back into the Arsenal half. Magnus Wolff Eikrem swept the ball into the path of Ellingsen, who beat a frustrated Leno from 25 yards. Subs: Soares (6), Saka (7), Tierney (n/a), Elneny (n/a).Molde: Linde (6), Wingo (7), Bjornbak (7), Gregersen (7), Haugen (6), Aursnes (6), Eikrem (7), Hussain (6), Elllingsen (7), Omoijuanfo (6), Bolly (6).Subs: Sinyan (5), Knudtzon (6), James (6), Brynhildsen (6), Mostrom (n/a).- Advertisement – Man of the match: Joe Willock ArsenalImage:Arsenal are three wins from three in the Europa League Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta on Willock’s performance: “He could’ve scored more. All the time he was in goal-scoring situations. He created a few goals as well. He had a really good performance.”Arsenal defender David Luiz on Willock: “He’s a fantastic kid. I’m always behind him to help.“He could do better because he has the talent to be at the top level. He understands that every single day and for me, it’s a pleasure to play with him, especially because he’s humble.“When you are humble you can learn things, be better and improve. If you are not humble you don’t understand you need to improve.“He’s humble and he has a great present and a great future.”Opta stats – Arsenal’s perfect start in Europe continues The turnaround was complete in the 62nd minute as substitute Sheriff Sinyan also turned into his own net, before Nicolas Pepe (69) and Joe Willock (88) added the gloss to the scoreline for Mikel Arteta’s side.It’s three wins from three in Europe now for the Gunners, who move three points clear of Molde at the top of Group B as they race towards qualification for the knockout rounds. Molde players celebrate after Martin Ellingsen put them ahead at ArsenalImage:Molde players celebrate after Martin Ellingsen put them ahead at Arsenalcenter_img Kristoffer Haugen turns the ball into his own net under pressure from Joe WillockImage:Kristoffer Haugen turns the ball into his own net under pressure from Joe Willock Willock put the exclamation mark on the result for Arsenal, grabbing himself a deserved goal in the final stages. The Gunners won the ball back high up the pitch and Mohamed Elneny released Pepe, who set Willock free and the midfielder made no mistake, firing emphatically into the roof of the net.Man of the match – Joe Willock Arsenal have avoided defeat in 60% of their matches when conceding first under manager Mikel Arteta, winning four and drawing two of 10 such games (L4).Arsenal have won 15 of their 21 UEFA Europa League group stage games (71% – D4 L2), at least six more than any other side since the 2017/18 season.Norwegian teams have lost 21 of their 23 away games vs English sides in all European competition (D2), netting 14 goals and conceding 104 in those games.Arsenal have benefitted from two own goals in a single game for the first time since beating Swansea 4-0 in the Premier League in January 2017.What’s next for Arsenal?Arsenal host Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Box Office; Kick-off at 7.15pm. Player ratingsArsenal: : Leno (5), Maitland-Niles (6), Mustafi (7), Luiz (7), Kolasinac (6), Ceballos (7), Xhaka (7), Willian (7), Willock (8), Pepe (7), Nketiah (7).- Advertisement – It was another own goal which gave Arsenal the lead in the second half and this time, half-time substitute Sinyan, turned home Willock’s cross with a number of Arsenal players waiting to pounce.The game was then wrapped up in the 69th minute as Pepe swept home from the edge of the penalty area after substitute Bukayo Saka’s excellent cutback. Arsenal overcame an early scare to continue their perfect start in the Europa League with a 4-1 victory over Norwegian side Molde at the Emirates Stadium.Martin Ellingsen’s long-range effort gave the visitors a shock lead in the 22nd minute, but Arsenal, after a rather disjointed first-half performance, were back on level terms just before the break thanks to Kristoffer Haugen’s own goal (45+1).- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Tottenham Hotspur Women 1 – 1 Reading Women

first_imgThe hosts hit back 10 minutes later when full-back Ashleigh Neville flicked in a header from a corner for her first goal of the season to level matters.Former Lyon striker Morgan, who made the switch to north London in September and missed the start of the season as she gained match fitness, came on in the 70th minute as her side sought out a winner before they settled for a share of the spoils. Tottenham's Ashleigh Neville (right) celebrates after equalising against ReadingImage:Tottenham’s Ashleigh Neville (right) celebrates after equalising against Reading – Advertisement – Tottenham head to Bristol City next weekend still looking for their first win of the campaign following just two points from their opening six matches.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Reading's Brooke Chaplen (centre) celebrates scoring her side's first goal against TottenhamImage:Reading’s Brooke Chaplen (centre) celebrates scoring against Tottenham Two-time World Cup winner Alex Morgan could not find the winning touch as she made her Women’s Super League debut off the bench in Tottenham’s 1-1 draw at home to Reading.A goal within the first 15 minutes saw the visitors take the lead as Brooke Chaplen met a cross and fired a header home.last_img read more

Cross Country Finished 14th and 15th in the Walt Disney World Classic

first_imgCross Country Finished 14th and 15th in the Walt Disney World Classic Oct. 6, 2007ORLANDO, Fla. – The West Florida Men finished 14th as a team, and the Women finished 15th as a team in the 12th Annual Walt Disney World Classic this past Saturday in Orlando. The meet was one of the largest Invitational races of the year, as 327 runners from 45 teams competed in the men’s 8k race, and 366 runners from nearly 50 women’s teams competed in the 5k event, run in muddy conditions.Coach Matt Dobson was pleased overall as he discussed the race. “The team had a great showing. The race conditions were amazing, rain all day Friday and through the night. So it was like running in a swamp for a lot of the course. What impressed me the most about the team, especially the women is that even with the tough conditions they ran pretty good times. So, I know where their conditioning level is and now it is time to fine tune as we prepare for the conference championships in less than two weeks.”Senior Diana Sitar (Las Vegas, Nev.) was the top finisher for the women in the 5k run, crossing the finish line in 39th place with a time of 19:17. Freshmen Josh McEachin (Tallahassee, Fla.) was the first finisher for the men, with an 80th place finish in 27:41 for the 8k (5 mile) event. The men ran as a strong pack, as the top six Argos finished within 50 seconds. Immediately behind McEachin, was Eric Mayes (Jr. / Pensacola, Fla.) in 84th place with a 27:47.Senior Jordan Theuerkauf (Wausau, Wisc.) placed 98th in 28:03, while teammate Nicholas Maedel (Fr. / Orange Park, Fla.) was right behind him in 99th place with a time of 28:04. Justin Gates (Jr. / Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) rounded out the scoring for the Argos with his 116th place finish in a time of 28:27. The Argos team score for the men’s race was 450, as they outscored regional rivals Florida Tech and Valdosta State. South Dakota was the team champion with 108 points, while Nicolas Kering of Chattahoochee Tech was the overall winner in 25:04.For the women, Margaret Harter (Jr. / Milton, Fla.) also finished under 20 minutes for the 5k run, as she placed 58th in 19:38. Kelli Midden (Fr. / Boca Raton, Fla.) was 108th in a time of 20:26, while Rebecca Thielemann (Sr. / Dunnellon, Fla.) finished in 130th place with a 20:40 time. Rounding out the team scoring for the women was Katherine Ragia (Jr. / Daytona Beach Shores, Fla.) in 193rd place with a time of 21:44. The women’s team score was 466, as they outscored regional rivals Valdosta State and Florida Tech. The University Tampa was the Women’s team champion, and they were lead by Laura Woznicki, who was the overall women’s winner in a time of 17:41.Also competing for the Argos in the 8k run, was Andrew Maedel (Fr. / Orange Park, Fla.), who finished 123rd in a time of 28:32. Three other freshmen finished for the men, as Reynolds Griner (Tallahassee, Fla.) was 156th in 29:06, while Sean Jansen (Lutz, Fla.) was 163rd in 29:10, and Jared Black (Tallahassee, Fla.) was 173rd in 29:41. Also finishing for the women was Senior Lindsey Failing (Pace, Fla.), who completed the 5k run in 22:54.So far this season, the men’s record against D-II schools and below is 40-8, while the women’s record is 42-7. Dobson explained, “It’s been a good year despite all the injuries. We hope to have (Brian) Gowin (Sr. / Pensacola, Fla.) back for conference, and will fill a complete women’s team, if the rehabilitation goes well for those women that have been injured.”The Argos will run in an intersquad meet at home this weekend, to prepare for the Gulf South Conference race on October 20th, which will be run in Hoover, Alabama. Print Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more