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

Time management is all about energy

first_imgTraditionally, organizations have believed that, to create higher-performing workplaces, employees must:be more committed and dedicated to the cause;stay later and come in earlier; andmake more of an effort—that is, “try harder” (such as by learning new skills).In other words, organizations seem to think that sheer determination is the key to helping employees perform their absolute best.But when a person is depleted of energy, all the skills and know-how in the world won’t be able to help them, especially when it comes to managing their time.That’s because wherever you see high performance, you will see the efficient management of energy. Let’s look at time management differently—through the lens of brain science. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Reunification Becomes Black and White in honor of Dr. Martin Luther…

first_imgThe Black Police Precinct Courthouse & Museum is 70 years old and has had its share of trials and triumphs.  In 1944, the City of Miami hired and trained five African American Patrolmen to serve the African American communities.  After several years of growth and community service, it was recognized that this new department needed a venue but had to be segregated in accordance with the Jim Crow Laws of the South.  In 1950, famed architect Walter G. DeGarmo built a unique two-story building with a station house on the first floor and courtroom on the second.  The building would go on to be the only one of its kind in the country and house hundreds of officers before closing in 1963 when the two departments integrated.  The venue reopened in 2008 as a museum thanks to the City of Miami Retired Police Benevolent Association.  Lt. Archie McKay, one of the first officers to serve in the building when it was a precinct, remembers, “I would have to stand before all of the judges.  They were tough, but they were fair.  We had a lot of respect for one another.” This event is part of the museum’s 2020 Justice For All Series, which will host community conversations and workshops around issues that impact the justice system and communities of color.  Miami, Florida  – Dr. Martin Luther King upon an invitation to speak at the American Jewish Committee convention in 1958 said this of his Jewish brethren, “Our unity is born of our common struggle for centuries, not only to rid ourselves of bondage but to make oppression of any people by others an impossibility.”  This message sets the tone for what has become decades of blended beliefs and hopes between two communities and will reign supreme at the MLK Shabbat on Friday, January 17 at 6:30 pm at the historic Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum in Overtown.  The museum is located at 480 NW 11th Street, Miami, FL 33136.   Repair the World Miami presented by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has partnered with the Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum to produce an event that promotes reunification and love among all people.  “When approached but the Greater Miami Jewish Federation about this event, I immediately saw the opportunity to make a difference during these turbulent times.  In the 1950s during segregation when judges were afraid to cross racial lines to serve black communities, five Jewish judges agreed to serve in our courtroom at great expense to their safety and their families’ safety.  And so today in a small way, we get to return the favor and participate in a movement to repair and reconnect,” says Museum Director Terrance Cribbs-Lorrant.center_img Launched in 2017, Repair the World Miami saw an uptick in desire for people to find ways to connect to marginalized populations and connect young Jewish adults to opportunities to serve with their neighbors while connecting to their history and heritage.  MLK Shabbat is one of many events conducted in various communities around Miami.  This is the first event at the museum.  The evening events will include a tour of the museum, mingling, the Shabbat Ritual, dinner, and a conversation.  To RSVP, go to dinners.onetable.org.  Tickets are $18.  Or, contact the museum at 305-329-2513.last_img read more