April 18, 2002 California musiciansPaul Sprawl and Jaia Suri stopped by the Arcosanti Amphitheater for oneof the intersecting dates on their eight-month parallel U.S. tours.Arcosanti Community Council sponsors many impromptu concerts like thisoutside of the CollySoleri Music Center programs throughout the year. [Photo: RL &text: Ira Murfin] Jaia playedbeautiful songs and even graced us with a little poetry as she strummedher guitar and got wonderful and surprising new sounds out of thebanjo. For her CDs,info and tour schedule. [Photo: RL & text: IM] Paul gave us bluesy,haunting tunes that really showed off the versatility of the guitar, asa percussion instrument among other things. He improvised a song oftribute to the heater which kept his fingers nimble on the drizzly andchilly spring evening. For his CDs, info andschedule [Photo: RL & text: IM] A bluegrass/reggaeconcert was hosted at Arcosanti on Saturday. The High Grass Pickersplayed until sunset. [Photo & text: RL] Kindred, a reggaeband from Tempe, provided a mellow mood in the vaults. This was theirthird show here at Arcosanti. Check for more information aboutArcosanti Events. [Photo & text: RL]
May 5, 2008 As the weather gets warmer, Ceramics Studio staff prepares the silt bed for a pour of silt-cast bells. The silt comes from the Agua Fria river-bed and is pre-moistened and then sifted into a concrete trough. [from left] Ceramics manager Ed Werman sifts the silt through a screen while staff Joelle McTigue shovels the very fine silt onto the screen. Ed uses a master made of plaster, that is shaped exactly like the bell to be produced. This plaster master is carefully plunged into the silt, forming a conical cavity in that silt. When the master is removed it leaves behind a mold in the silt, shaped exactly like the master. [Photos: Amber Klatt & text: sa] Raw clay is mixed with water until the clay dissolves and forms a thick milk-shake-like consistency known as slip. This slip is poured into the silt molds and then allowed to set. Silt acts like a sponge drawing out the water molecules from the slip. The clay molecules are too large to pass into the silt, so they get deposited along the inside walls of the silt molds. [Joelle and Rebecca pour slip into the silt molds]. [Photos: Amber Klatt & text: sa] As this process continues a clay shell begins to form inside the mold which increases over time. When the ceramicist decides that the thickness of the shell is correct for that particular style, a suction device is used to extract the remaining liquid slip from the center of the mold leaving the shell behind. This shell is the bell in its early stage of production. [Ceramics staff Joelle, Rebecca, Colleen and Ed from the roof of the Ceramics Apse]. This report continues on 5/7/08. [Photos: Amber Klatt & text: sa]
03Mar Rep. Lucido takes the plunge Shelby Township lawmaker participates in fundraising event for Special Olympics of MichiganToday in Lansing Rep. Pete Lucido braved the elements of a Pure Michigan winter day to help raise money for the Special Olympics at the Legislative Polar Plunge.More than a dozen lawmakers this year participated in the annual event, with temperatures in Lansing reading approximately 28 degrees Fahrenheit. The event raises money for the nearly 21,000 athletes who take part in Special Olympics Michigan. This year, the plunge raised $30,000 for the year-round program, which offers sport and activity for those with intellectual disabilities.“This is such a fun event and for such a great cause,” said Rep. Lucido, R-Shelby Township. “I was proud to sport the Shelby Lions Football uniform as I jumped into some very, very cold water to bring attention and raise funds for this very important cause. I can’t wait to take the plunge again next year! Go Shelby Lions!” Categories: Lucido News,Lucido Photos
The extent to which viewers are watching TV and using other devices at the same time has been revealed in new research commissioned by law firm Wiggin. Over 70% of respondents, who were based in the UK, said that they watch TV while browsing the internet or using another device.Some 47% said they interact with friends on social media sites while viewing linear TV and 52% used the internet to find out more about the show while viewing.Over 40% of respondents said that they watch online video content at the same time as watching TV and 35% said that they watch two or more full programmes simultaneously.
Sky Germany has launched a streaming service in Switzerland that will give viewers access to TV series like Game of Thrones, Westworld and Babylon Berlin.Game of ThronesSky Show will be available for CHF14.90 per month and, like Sky’s Now TV Entertainment pack in the UK, will be available without a long-term contract.The OTT offering will give viewers access to 18 TV channels, including Sky Atlantic, Sky 1, Sky Crime, National Geographic, Fox and Syfy.Sky said it will offers more than 2,000 TV episodes, 1,000 cartoons and 500 feature and documentary films through Sky Show, with content available in German and its original language.The launch follows Sky’s rollout of the online Sky Sport service in Switzerland last August, which offers live German Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League football matches, as well as sports like tennis and ice hockey.