Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Slash, And More To Play Special B.B. King Tribute

first_imgDerek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi are masters of the blues, making them the perfect fit to pay tribute to the late, great B.B. King. The husband and wife duo will team up with Slash, Joe Bonamassa, Keb’ Mo’, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jimmie Vaughan, and Joe Louis Walker on Thursday, September 1st to play King’s music at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills, CA.The show, which is being put on by The Grammy Foundation, will honor B.B. King’s life and his massive contribution to the Blues genre. King passed away in 2015 after a long and public battle with Diabetes.To buy tickets or find out more info about the event, click here.One of the last times the blues guitarists played together, Derek Trucks nearly moved B.B. King to tears, saying to Trucks that his playing was the “best [he’d] ever heard it.” Watch the touching interaction below:last_img read more

Keys to a good life

first_imgHow do you lead a good life? That seemingly simple question has preoccupied and perplexed mankind for centuries.For author and historian Jill Lepore, one key to fulfillment involves poring over old manuscripts and dusty correspondence and emerging with a compelling, enlightening story to share.“As a reader, I find no explanation more satisfying than a historical explanation, especially if it’s completely cluttered, overwhelmingly cluttered, with evidence,” said Lepore, Harvard’s David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History and a staff writer for The New Yorker, via email. “I love trying to find that kind of explanation in the archives, and then writing an essay, or giving a lecture, that offers that explanation in the form of a story.”She wrote, speaking more broadly, that her life goals include “to do good, quietly, and to hold beauty dear.” Lepore was one of three Harvard scholars who offered their insights into what personal fulfillment means, in advance of their participation in a discussion Tuesday in London called “The Examined Life.”Harvard President Drew Faust welcomed alumni to Guildhall, the historic town hall in England’s capital, to share her vision for Harvard’s future and to introduce the day’s discussion. The Harvard Alumni Association and the Harvard Club of the United Kingdom sponsored the event, the first in a series titled “Your Harvard” that will take place throughout The Harvard Campaign.In the discussions, Harvard faculty members will probe challenges facing society and innovative solutions to them. Other “Your Harvard” events will take place in Los Angeles on March 8 and in New York City on May 14.It’s a common refrain that money can’t buy you happiness. But according to Harvard Business School’s Michael Norton, if you spend it correctly, it actually can.For the past several years, Norton, associate professor of business administration and Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School, has explored how the ways that people spend their money can correlate to their level of happiness. His work is chronicled in last year’s book “Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending,” co-authored with Elizabeth Dunn, associate professor in the psychology department at the University of British Columbia.Simply put, the pair found there were emotional dividends in paying it forward. After studying people’s spending habits across a range of countries and income levels, Norton and Dunn concluded that when a person spends money on someone else — whether by a donation to a good cause, or just taking a friend to lunch — that person is generally happier.“When you buy things for yourself, it’s not bad for your happiness; it just isn’t good. It doesn’t do much for you. Or even if it does, it wears off really quickly,” said Norton. “But when we give to other people … it turns out it does make us happier.”To keep that happy feeling, people should think about giving regularly, said Norton, instead of giving in a “responsive way,” such as when a colleague asks to be sponsored in a race.“We really encourage people to think instead regularly [about] how much of your money you are spending on ridiculous things for yourself, and how much of your money are you spending to help other people.”Since starting his research, Norton has taken his own advice. He signed up with a charity that sends him monthly email reminders that it’s time to give to a public school project of his choice. To get that happy feeling, he said, all he has to do is turn his head. Posted on the wall of his office is a handwritten note from a young student thanking him for a recent donation that helped the class purchase science equipment.“You really know that your money is having an impact … it’s incredible.”Lepore’s 2012 book “The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death,” uses a historical lens to explore big, existential questions like, how does life begin? What does it mean? What happens when you’re dead? But it was actually while writing her most recent work, a portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s sister called “Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin,” that she learned “the most about the shape of life from writing history.”“What I learned, I didn’t see until I was nearly done writing. And it’s that I wrote for my mother,” said Lepore, who penned an essay for The New Yorker titled “The Prodigal Daughter” about her mother, who died last year.The essay is “about how the best in us is, in the end, a monument to the people we love.”For people worried that the world’s religions seem increasingly associated with violence, corruption, and intolerance, Harvard Divinity School Dean David Hempton offered words of hope. In an email, the third speaker at the London session acknowledged that while religion, for a variety of complex reasons, can be a source of “inflaming division,” it can also be a source of solace, hope, and goodness.“All of the world’s great religious traditions have resources within them for promoting peace, goodness, and human flourishing,” said Hempton, “for example, the almost generic emphasis on the Golden Rule for loving neighbors as ourselves.”For Hempton, the good life involves concern for the well-being and flourishing of others, empathy, social justice, and “a disciplined (and informed) commitment to try to make the world a better place.”“In the words of Arnold Toynbee, ‘Love is what gives life its meaning and purpose,’” wrote Hempton. “How that works out in the promotion of human flourishing is, of course, complicated and can give rise to honest disagreement over ways and means. But posing the questions and seeking answers are vital.”last_img read more

Les Miz Star Earl Carpenter’s Photo Stash!

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016 My favorite line in the show “Possibly Javert’s best line, showing his inevitable breakdown.” My favorite co-star “Has to be Kyle Scatliffe. He’s so adorable…he’s my friend! Lol!” The coolest prop in the show “It has to be Javert’s truncheon. Sorts the beggars and whores out once and for all.” My favorite thing in my dressing room “My Bose speaker systems…the best!” My favorite fan gift “This brilliant cup with a few roles I’ve played printed on it.” Related Shows View Comments The crew member who saves my ass “MK Flynt. It’s actually the tourist choices she’s helped me out with that have saved me! Thanks, MK.”center_img My view from the stage door “This incredible show from audiences here. Took a while to get used to, but it’s amazing!!” My favorite spot in the theater “Sitting in the theater between shows. So quiet!” A selfie right before I go on stage The best costume piece I wear “Has to be my first costume. Classic and classy: Javert at home.” The best thing to eat on a two-show day “Yum, yum, yum, yum and yum.” British musical theater star Earl Carpenter has crossed the pond in search of the ever-elusive prisoner 24601—he’s making his Broadway debut as Inspector Javert, reprising the role he played in the West End and Toronto productions of Les Miserables. Before he plays his final performance October 7 to make way for the revival’s original star Will Swenson, Broadway.com sent Carpenter on a backstage scavenger hunt! We asked Carpenter to take photos of a few of his favorite things at the Imperial Theatre, including a prop that “sorts out the beggars and whores.” Check out a day in the life of Javert below! Les Miserableslast_img read more

Area Softball Sectional Scores (5-22)

first_imgArea Softball Sectional Scores.Monday  (5-22)Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Madison.Rushville  10     Batesville  1Madison  3     South Dearborn  1Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Switz. County.North Decatur  13     Austin  0SW-Hanover  16     South Ripley  0Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Rising Sun.South Decatur  14     Rising Sun  0Hauser  2     Jac-Cen-Del  1last_img

December 31, 2017 Police Blotter

first_imgDecember 31, 2017 Police Blotter123117 Batesville Police Blotter123117 Decatur Coiunty EMS Report123117 Decatur County Fire Report123117 Decatur County Jail Report123117 Decatur County Law Reportlast_img