John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring Announce “The Meeting Of The Spirits” Tour

first_imgWell this is huge news! Mahavishnu Orchestra’s John McLaughlin and Widespread Panic’s Jimmy Herring will team up for a major tour throughout November and December of 2017, with each musician performing solo sets before coming together for collaborative encores each night. Herring & McLaughlin are easily two of the most influential guitarists of our time, and seeing the two join forces on a nightly basis is the stuff of dreams for fans.The tour will see McLaughlin digging into his work with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, playing some of the music that means the most to him. “The music of Mahavishnu is part of my personal and musical history, and as such it is inseparable from me,” McLaughlin reflects in a statement. “To return to these pieces with the experience I’ve had for the past 45 years, since the majority of those pieces were played all those years ago, is very exciting.”The tour will also mark Herring’s return to solo performing, as the WSP guitarist hasn’t released a solo album since 2012. Both artists will be touring with their full bands for this exciting tour, but it’s the extended collaborative encore jams that have us the most excited about it.“John’s influence on me is far-reaching. When first hearing him, I was struck by the raw emotion and technical prowess he has,” says Herring in a statement. “If you listen to John long enough, the layers of all the things that make him unique will reveal themselves…Inner Mounting Flame changed my life and the way I heard music. By the time I heard it in 1980, John had long since moved on and recreated himself, as he has done many times throughout his career. It is an honor and a privilege to do this tour with John and the 4th Dimension.”The shows are McLaughlin’s first extended tour dates in seven years, and are also expected to be McLaughlin’s final live shows in America. While dates have not yet been announced, we’re beyond excited for what will be a showing of enormous talent.To get in the mood, check out this video of McLaughlin sitting in with Herring and the Aquarium Rescue Unit below.Check out the artwork below.last_img read more

Clarissa M. Striecker

first_imgClarissa Mary Catherine Striecker, age 90 of Batesville, died Sunday April 29, 2018, at Copeland Oaks in Sebring, Ohio.  Born March 26, 1928, in Franklin County Indiana, she is the daughter of Alvina (Nee: Schrank) and Joseph Weber.  She married Arthur Striecker April 23, 1949, at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg and he preceded her in death April 17, 2008.  Clarissa was a homemaker and up until retirement worked as a furniture refinisher at Romweber’s Furniture.Clarissa was an excellent baker and remarkable seamstress and shared these talents with her daughters.  Special occasions always included multiple desserts and the great food! She enjoyed crossword puzzles, crocheting, gardening and was so proud of her flowers.She is the beloved mother of daughters Evelyn (Bob) Farr, Donna (Ron) Purdy, Lucy (Neal) Broughton; dear sister to 12 younger brothers and sisters along with eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.Visitation is Friday, May 4th, from 10-11 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to Batesville Fire Department or the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes: Wednesday, August 26, 2015•2:32 p.m. Officers took a report of Suspicious Activity in the 1200 block S. G, Wellington.•3:01 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•4 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the Wellington.•7:30 p.m. Officers conducted a Courtesy Motor Vehicle Accident report in the 900 block N. B, Wellington, involving vehicles operated by Conita L. Burden, 34, Wellington and Noah H. Row, 18, Wellington.•9:55 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 800 block S. Blaine, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Erika S. Erwell, 47, Tyler, Texas and a fixed object/stop sign owned by the city of Wellington.last_img