After performing incredible tributes to Radiohead and The Beatles at the Fox Theatre in Boulder and at Tonic Room in Chicago, respectively, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies will bring their “Masquerade Ball of Light & Dark” tour to American Beauty in New York City this weekend. The Saturday, November 5th show will contain another special tribute set, as the band are preparing to pay their respects to the late David Bowie. In anticipation of this one-of-a-kind tribute, American Babies have released a video from their rehearsals for the show. The video shows them performing “Lazarus” from Bowie’s final album Blackstar, which was released days before his death. If this video is any indication, Hamilton and co. are putting in the hard work to nail songs from throughout Bowie’s diverse career.Watch the video of Tom Hamilton’s American Babies performing “Lazarus” below.If you enjoyed this video, make sure to catch Tom Hamilton’s American Babies at American Beauty this Saturday for this sure-to-be-awesome tribute to David Bowie. [buy tickets here]
“We all know he’s the Manchester United manager now and I’m sure that reception will be very much different but as a former Everton manager, every Evertonian has got great memories of the job that he did.” The warm welcome Martinez expects for the former Evertonians will not extend to the game, though, where the Spaniard wants the visitors to feel as much heat as possible, on and off the pitch. “This game probably is the most important game of the season,” said the Everton boss. “The roles that Marouane Fellaini and Phil Neville and David Moyes have, they are well-known figures at Everton, they’ll always be respected, but they’ll be respected after the final whistle. “Now they’re representing Manchester United and that cannot be a nice atmosphere. We all know how important the game is, how vital the three points are. I don’t think it’s going to be a problem to get the right balance.” The game is even more important for Everton because of Wednesday’s surprise loss to Crystal Palace, which ended a seven-game winning run in the league and handed the initiative back to Arsenal in the top-four battle. Martinez felt his side wanted to win too much and believes they need to appreciate what they have already achieved. He said: “It’s very easy from our point of view. It’s making sure we give everything we have and use all the good things we’ve shown over the last 10 months but in a way that we can enjoy this challenge of fighting to get into the top four. “I think to be in the fight with four games to go is a remarkable achievement and we can’t forget about that. “We need to play with that enjoyment on our faces and making sure, especially the two home games we have, we really celebrate with our fans and develop a real strong environment and make it as hostile as we can for the opposition.” Roberto Martinez has no doubt Everton fans will find the right balance when David Moyes makes his first return to Goodison Park as Manchester United manager on Sunday. The first of those is United’s visit on Sunday, and there is far more at stake than simply the return of old faces – former Everton captain Phil Neville is part of Moyes’ coaching team while midfielder Marouane Fellaini could also be involved. Having beaten United at Old Trafford for the first time in the league since 1992, Everton have the chance to end a 44-year wait by doing the double over their rivals. But most importantly three points would also be a major boost to their hopes of winning the battle with Arsenal for Champions League qualification. It will no doubt be a source of great pleasure to Everton’s fans that it is they rather than United who have a chance of sitting at Europe’s top table next season Martinez said: ” Facing the champions is a big enough reason to be excited and to make sure we’ve got the best possible environment at Goodison. “Having the opportunity to do the double on United is something that is not easy to achieve, and then the return of David Moyes. “We are a club full of integrity and style, we are a proper football club, so we will show the respect to David Moyes and what he’s done at our football club. ” I’m sure he will (get a great reception). His job at Everton deserves that. His work has been terrific. Moyes was widely lauded for his 11-year spell in charge of the Toffees but Martinez has become an instant hero on Merseyside. His attacking style of play has been hugely popular and Everton have already surpassed the highest points tally achieved by Moyes in a season with four games left. Press Association
College students could receive up to $10,000 in tax credits over the course of their education as part of an extension of the American Opportunity Tax Credit.Renee Cohn | Daily Trojan U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan unveiled the revised AOTC on Thursday to students and parents at Woodrow Wilson Senior High School in Washington, D.C.The goal of the AOTC is to make college financially attainable for all Americans and to alleviate the rising costs of a college education.Individuals making less than $80,000 a year and married couples making less than $160,000 a year will qualify for the AOTC, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Approximately 9.4 million students with college students are expected to qualify for the AOTC this year, according to a Treasury Department analysis.The AOTC, which was initially passed under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is an expansion of the Hope Credit.Unlike the Hope Credit, which only covered the first two years of a college student’s education, the AOTC covers four years of post-secondary education with a maximum tax credit of $2,500 per year. The AOTC also provides an allowance for textbooks.The AOTC is expected to cover 80 percent of tuition and fees at a two-year public college or 30 percent of tuition and fees at a four-year public college, according to a Treasury analysis.Thomas McWhorter, executive director of financial aid at USC, sees the AOTC as positive news for both current and prospective students and their families.“I certainly think that [the AOTC] will help families,” McWhorter said. “We can exclude an additional $2,500 from [a family’s] income when assessing them for financial aid.”The average family is expected to receive a tax credit of $1,900.Grace Paek, a freshman majoring in health and humanities, said she is excited about the AOTC, but worries that a $2,500 tax credit will not significantly benefit a family with a college student.“I’m glad [Obama] is looking at rising tuition costs, but I don’t know if $2,500 will do that much,” Paek said. “College tuition is rising so quickly.”Samantha Gurash, a freshman majoring in writing for screen and television, questions how the AOTC will be funded.“In theory I agree with the [AOTC],” Gurash said. “But I want to know where the money is coming from because there are so many other things that need to be paid off right now.”In a joint blog post, Geithner and Duncan discussed the correlation between a well-educated population and America’s global economic success.“The nations that best educate their children today will be the nations that lead the global economy in the 21st century,” they wrote. “In order to have the best-educated workforce, we must help put college education within reach for all students and their families.”The AOTC is expected to award $18.2 billion in tax credits to students and parents, according to Duncan and Geithner.Geithner and Duncan also announced the simplification of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and an increase in Pell grant funding to lessen the financial burden of college tuition.
Date: July 19 @ noonVenue: Liberia National MuseumThe Liberian National Museum presents ‘Liberia in 1932, photographed by Paul Julien’, an exhibition with photographs, film and text made by Dutch anthropologist Paul Julien who traveled through Liberia in August 1932. The exhibition was put together by researcher and artist Andrea Stultiens as part of a larger research into Julien’s work. Stultiens hopes that the Liberian audience will like the bits and pieces of the past presented by Julien, but also that they will be able and willing to add their stories to what they see.The exhibition will be opened on Saturday, July 19 at noon with the official program starting 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. During the afternoon there will be performances by The Small Town International Cultural Troupe and by Toni Kerdoe. Invited by Stultiens, Mr. Kerdoe is a story teller from Bong County who has added the story of King Quai Dokie to his collection of hundreds of Liberian stories. There will also be a regular sceening of Julien’s silent film footage from his visits to Liberia.Take Two by Flomo Theatre Another version of Julien’s film material, with sound based on interviews with prominent Liberian historians and additional contemporary film footage is made by Flomo Theatre and will be screened for the first time on July 26, Independence Day. Until then the original footage will be screened.The exhibition will be on display until August 19th and open daily.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)