Natalie Cressman Gears Up For California Run


first_img15 MARCHTrio Brasiliense: Natalie Cressman, Rebecca Kleinmann, & Ian FaquiniBrazil Arts Cafe (Santa Barbara) / 6:30pm / Free show16 MARCH BrasiliensePanama 66 (San Diego) / 7pm-9pm/ Free show17 MARCHBrasilienseDizzy’s (San Diego) / 8:00pm / $15 cover18 MARCH BrasilienseThe Mint (Los Angeles) / 9:30pm / $10 adv/$12 day of showTicket link: Natalie Cressman will bring her new Brazilian music project on the road through Southern California later this month. Dubbed “Brasilense”, the new group finds the Trey Anastasio Band trombonist joining forces with flutist/vocalist Rebecca Kleinmann, drummer/guitarist/vocalist Julien Cantelm, and Brazilian-born guitarist Ian Faquini.The March run will get started on Thursday, March 15th with a free trio show—featuring Cressman, Kleinmann, and Faquini—at the Brazil Arts Cafe in Santa Barbara. The full band will then head to San Diego for a free performance at Panama 66 on Friday, March 16th. Next up will be another San Diego gig on Saturday, March 17th—this time at Dizzy’s. Finally, the outing will wrap up with a concert at The Mint in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 18th.Cressman will return to the road with the Trey Anastasio Band in April when the group reconvenes for an eight-show run that includes three nights in New Orleans during Jazz Fest.Brasiliense March Run:last_img read more

Often, we are what we were


first_imgAsk babies who they are, and they’ll babble something that seems nonsensical. Turns out, they’re onto something.Jerome Kagan, a developmental psychologist and the Daniel and Amy Starch Professor of Psychology Emeritus, has spent the past 30 years of his lengthy career studying the temperaments of those little people, which originate in a child’s unique biology, along with the experiences that shape their personalities. These discoveries are summarized in his new book, “The Temperamental Thread.”Twenty percent of Kagan’s 4-month-old infant subjects were labeled high reactive, “a behavioral profile marked by vigorous motor activity and crying to unfamiliar experiences.” And 40 percent were labeled low reactive because they showed the opposite behaviors. Both temperaments are modest predictors of future personalities, depending on how children responded to their environments. (Another 40 percent belonged to neither group.)“The high-reactive infants are biased to become children who are timid, shy, and cautious in unfamiliar situations. This is a personality trait known as inhibited,” said Kagan. “The low reactives are biased to develop into outgoing, spontaneous, fearless children — uninhibited.”Kagan also explores links between temperament and gender, ethnicity, mental illness, and more. The difference between males and females is always newsworthy fodder, and, according to Kagan, “over the past 50 years, many scientists have discovered intriguing biological differences between males and females that imply different patterns of temperaments in girls and boys.”“The most obvious are related to the molecules oxytocin and vasopressin, and the sex hormones. It appears that these molecules, in conjunction with others and experience, bias girls to care more about the quality of their social relationships and bias boys to care more about their potency and relative status with other males.”Kagan said he’d always been curious about the mind and “the persistence of beliefs that are not in accord with experience,” and recalled arguing at a young age with his mother, who believed in inborn traits of personality.“During the 1940s and ’50s, many citizens and social scientists believed that the main, if not the only, cause of the problems that plague our species were childhood experiences,” said Kagan. “This belief was an heir of Freudian ideas and the confidence of behaviorists, who were demonstrating the power of experience to shape animal behavior. It followed that anyone who discovered the specific experiences that led to a mental illness, crime, or school failure would be a hero doing God’s work. Who would not entertain the idea of becoming a child psychologist, given this Zeitgeist?”Although retired, Kagan still enjoys collaborations with colleagues Nancy Snidman of Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Carl Schwartz, and has begun to write “a set of essays on some contemporary but controversial issues that surround the meanings and measurements of the concepts of happiness, morality, brain bases for psychological states, and mental illnesses.”But what about Kagan’s baby subjects? Where are they now? “Infant temperaments act to limit what children will become; they do not guarantee a particular personality,” he noted.“A life itinerary is like the game of ‘Twenty Questions.’ Each new piece of information eliminates a large number of possibilities, but many still remain.”last_img read more

Bunny Boiler! Natascha McElhone to Play Fatal Attraction’s Alex Forrest in West End World Premiere


first_img The play, based on the film of the same name, is written by James Dearden, who also penned the screenplay. Fatal Attraction tells the story of Dan Gallagher, a successful New York lawyer with a loving family. After having a one-night-stand with Alex Forrest, he assumes he can walk away without consequence, but Alex becomes obsessed with Dan, aggressively pursuing both him and his family. The film Fatal Attraction starred Glenn Close, Michael Douglas and Anne Archer. It garnered six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Close. View Comments Natascha McElhone will revive Glenn Close’s infamous Alex Forrest character in the stage adaptation of Fatal Attraction in London’s West End. Yes, the film’s notorious “bunny boiling” scene will be recreated on stage. Directed by Trevor Nunn, the world premiere production will begin previews at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on March 8. Opening night is set for March 25. The full cast, including who will play the part of Dan Gallagher, will be announced later. McElhone is best known for her roles in the films Ronin, The Truman Show and Solaris, and most recently for her role as Karen van der Beek on the Showtime series Californication.last_img read more

Chief auctioneer’s tips for first-time bidders


first_imgChief auctioneer for Ray White Queensland Mitch Peereboom. (AAP image, John Gass)Buying at auction can be daunting even for old-hands, so for unexperienced bidders or first-timer’s, going in blind is not recommended. With activity in the property market increasing and predicted to rise in the coming months, it’s important buyers bring their a-game.Chief auctioneer with Ray White Queensland Mitch Peereboom has revealed his top tips to be competitive at auction, and it starts long before the bidding itself. House of the Week: Beauty by the beach Chief auctioneer for Ray White Queensland Mitch Peereboom. Photo by Richard Gosling“When looking at property, regardless of whether its auction or private treaty, preparation is very important,” Mr Peereboom said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“Get your finance organised, know how much you want to spend, know your limit, and make sure you have good open dialogue with the bank because when it comes time to make an offer — if you’re offer is unconditional (no finance clause because you’ve been approved), that offer is significantly stronger.”“Your offer is more likely to be considered by the vendor because of the favourable terms for the seller — so it puts you in a stronger position when negotiating.”READ MORE: New development wired up for the futurecenter_img He also highlighted the importance of buyers doing their due diligence in terms of research, and inspections pre-auction.“Do pest inspections, valuations, council searches, and approach that proactively to make sure when you get to auction, you can bid knowing that you’ve done everything you needed to.”Being prepared and informed will ultimately make buyers confident to bid, which Mr Peereboom says is a huge advantage in securing the property.“By being in a position to participate at an auction, you’re putting yourself at a much higher advantage than those who aren’t prepared.”“Some buyers will wait to see what other bidders do on the day but ultimately the property will never sell unless there’s an offer on the table that the seller would accept.”“There’s no point in waiting, because if you bid confidently you’re going to send a message to the other buyers that not only are you going to buy the property, but you’re confident in its value.”last_img read more

Juve hero Montero unsure of Sambenedettese future


first_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Legendary Historical Movies You Should See7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms? Montero admits he has doubts if he’ll continue given the club is likely to be sold. He told SpazioJ: “I have not received any offers, my future is still to be decided,” the former center-back began.Advertisement “The contract will expire in June but it all depends on what (Franco) Fedeli will want to do (the President of the Sambenedettese). read also:Man Utd keen on Ramsey  swap deal as Juve eye  Pogba transfer “He has long said that he wants to sell the club to leave the world of football. I don’t read the newspapers, I only check the news to see if Serie C will start again and I think it will end here.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Juventus hero, Paolo Montero, is unsure of his future as coach of Sambenedettese. Loading… last_img read more

King Faisal to change home venue


first_imgKumasi King Faisal say there is growing motivation to move their home venue from the Baba Yara Stadium due to the never improving financial constraints of the Club.Owner Alhaji Karim Grunsah has proposed to his management team to consider the Anane Boateng Park in Abrankese as the team’s new home venue when the league resumes on March 2.When considered and approved by the GFA and PLB, King Faisal will join Medeama and Mighty Jets who have all changed home venue in this year’s Premier league.Alhaji Karim Grunzah told Joy Sports King Faisal must move on after fifteen years of playing in Kumasi.He said the club had been playing in Kumasi all those years and was not making any money as people were not attending the matches.Source: Joy Sports/Ghanalast_img read more