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

First ‘Covid-19-free’ Lufthansa flight takes off in Germany | News

first_imgAll passengers onboard had previously tested negative for Covid-19. Once the test was completed, customers received their test results via push message and e-mail. All test results on the second daily flight, LH2059 from Hamburg to Munich, were also negative.- Advertisement – Alternatively, passengers can present a negative PCR test taken no later than 48 hours prior to departure. Lufthansa takes care of the complete rapid test procedure. There are no extra costs for the passenger. All they have to do is register in advance and allow a little more time before departure.Ola Hansson, chief executive of Lufthansa Hub Munich, explained “We want to again expand the worldwide travel options for our customers while maintaining the highest hygiene and safety standards. “Successful testing of entire flights can be an important key to this. “With the test flights we have successfully launched today, we are gaining important knowledge and experience in handling rapid tests.” In close cooperation with the Munich and Hamburg airports as well as with the biotech companies Centogene and the Medicover Group’s medical care centre, MVZ Martinsried, the airline offers its customers the opportunity to be tested for Covid-19 free of charge before departure of the two daily flights. Passengers who do not wish to be tested will be transferred to an alternative flight at no additional cost. Only if the result is negative, the boarding pass will be activated and access to the gate will be granted. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – NewerMilestone Hotel launches new Royal Afternoon Tea The first ‘negative only’ Lufthansa flight has taken off for Hamburg headed for Munich. LH2058, which left Munich at 09:10, marked the start of Covid-19 antigen rapid testing on two daily flights between the two German cities. – Advertisement – OlderQatar Airways adds new destinations to global networklast_img read more

Winter Olympics: Team USA forced out early after loss to Czech Republic

first_imgTeam USA was eliminated Wednesday in South Korea.After a lightning-quick turnaround from their last match-up, which finished less than 24 hours before, Team USA faced a well-rested Czech Republic in the quarterfinals.Harvard junior and Bruin’s draft-pick Ryan Donato connected on a wrist shot for the opening goal of the game to give Team USA a 1-0 lead 6:20 into the first period. Czech defenseman Jan Kolář converted a slap-shot as time expired to tie up the game at a goal a piece entering the second period.Women’s Hockey: Another successful regular season comes to a close against MinnesotaDespite some late-season slip-ups, the No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team lived up to their lofty expectations and Read…Halfway through the middle period, the Czechs struck again. This time it was the former Washington Capital and current KHL defenseman Tomáš Kundrátek with another slap-shot past Team USA net-minder Ryan Zapolski.Ten-year NHL veteran and current Swiss National League player Jim Slater returned fire. Slater put home a short-handed goal to tie the game up once again. This would turn out to be the final regulation score from either side. Team USA failed to convert on a timely third-period power play, and both sides would have a fruitless final stanza.The game went to overtime, and still no dice for either country. So, on to the five-frame shoot-out for a chance to move on to the semi-finals.Winter Olympics: Joint Korean team creates major questions on international stageThe 2018 Winter Olympics theme has got to be an underlying current of precariousness. I’m not only referring to the Read…Zapolski did his part in the shoot-out. He stopped four attempts and only allowed a single goal. Team USA was unable to capitalize on any of their shots and fell to the Czech Republic 3-2.The remaining semi-finalists left in the Olympics pursuing a gold medal are the Czech Republic, Canada, Germany and The Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR).The OAR are the heavy favorites to take home the gold. Their team features top-flight talent like Detroit Red Wings great Pavel Datsyuk and two-time NHL All-Star Ilya Kovalchuk. Kovalchuk famously signed a 15-year, $100 million contract with the New Jersey Devils, only to leave the NHL to play back in Russia three years in.Figure skating club glides into second place in synchronized skatingAmidst the hullabaloo of the Winter Olympics, among the voices of novice figure-skating viewers critiquing Biellmann spins and bracket turns Read…While Team USA typically performs at a higher level in hockey, the NHL’s decision to continue play during the Olympics hampered the team’s talent level.  This early exit may put pressure on the NHL to allow their players to participate next time around in Beijing for the 2022 Winter Games.last_img read more