Cultural Percussionist


May 7, 2018

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre’s 44th Annual MayDay Parade, Ceremony, and Festival

Sunday May 6th 2018 Minneapolis in Powderhorn Park
With BEAU KOO JACKS performing at 6pm Band Stage.

Featuring Van Nixon, Jamie Carter, Todd Matheson, Paul Strickland, Larry McCabe, Tim Siefkes, Eric Hohn and mick.

New Orleans and Mardi Gras music!


May 7, 2018

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre’s 44th Annual MayDay Parade, Ceremony, and Festival

Sunday May 6th 2018 Minneapolis at 330pm in Powderhorn Park
Love Supreme theme this year with many guest artists and musicians.

mick, Gregg Herriges and Anthony Varghese from 2011.


May 7, 2018

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre’s 44th Annual MayDay Parade, Ceremony, and Festival

Sunday May 6th 2018 Minneapolis
Performing with the Community Band at noon 25th & Bloomington into Powderhorn Park.
Performing Misirlou, Shto Mi E Milo, Night Train, Caravan by Fanfare Ciocarlia and much more.

The Cosmos with NGC 4038/39

May 6, 2018

The Antennae Galaxies (also known as NGC 4038 and 4039) are a pair of distorted colliding spiral galaxies about 70 million light-years away, in the constellation of Corvus (The Crow). This view combines ALMA observations, made in two different wavelength ranges during the observatory’s early testing phase, with visible-light observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

The Hubble image is the sharpest view of this object ever taken and serves as the ultimate benchmark in terms of resolution. ALMA observes at much longer wavelengths which makes it much harder to obtain comparably sharp images. However, when the full ALMA array is completed its vision will be up to ten times sharper than Hubble.

Most of the ALMA test observations used to create this image were made using only twelve antennas working together — far fewer than will be used for the first science observations — and much closer together as well. Both of these factors make the new image just a taster of what is to come. As the observatory grows, the sharpness, speed, and quality of its observations will increase dramatically as more antennas become available and the array grows in size. This is nevertheless the best submillimetre-wavelength image ever taken of the Antennae Galaxies and opens a new window on the submillimetre Universe.

While visible light — shown here mainly in blue — reveals the newborn stars in the galaxies, ALMA’s view shows us something that cannot be seen at those wavelengths: the clouds of dense cold gas from which new stars form. The ALMA observations — shown here in red, pink and yellow — were made at specific wavelengths of millimetre and submillimetre light (ALMA bands 3 and 7), tuned to detect carbon monoxide molecules in the otherwise invisible hydrogen clouds, where new stars are forming.

Massive concentrations of gas are found not only in the hearts of the two galaxies but also in the chaotic region where they are colliding. Here, the total amount of gas is billions of times the mass of the Sun — a rich reservoir of material for future generations of stars. Observations like these will be vital in helping us understand how galaxy collisions can trigger the birth of new stars. This is just one example of how ALMA reveals parts of the Universe that cannot be seen with visible-light and infrared telescopes.

Eddie C Campbell Day

May 6, 2018

Eddie C. Campbell (born May 6, 1939 in Duncan, Mississippi) is an American blues guitarist and singer active in the Chicago blues scene.

Campbell moved to Chicago at the age of ten, and by age 12 was learning from the blues musicians Muddy Waters, Magic Sam, and Otis Rush. In his early years as a professional musician, he played as a sideman with Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Little Johnny Taylor, and Jimmy Reed. In 1976, Willie Dixon hired him to play in the Chicago Blues All-Stars. Campbell’s debut album, King of the Jungle, featuring Carey Bell on harmonica and Lafayette Leake on piano, was released the next year.

David Friesen Day

May 6, 2018

David Friesen (born May 6, 1942) is an American jazz bassist born in Tacoma, Washington. He plays double bass and electric upright bass.

Friesen was an autodidact on bass, having picked it up while serving in the U.S. Army in Germany. He played with John Handy and Marian McPartland and following this, with Joe Henderson; in 1975, he toured in Europe with Billy Harper. His first album as a session leader appeared that year. In 1976, he began collaborating with guitarist John Stowell; the pair would work together often. He appeared with Ted Curson at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1977. Following this, he worked with Ricky Ford, Duke Jordan, Mal Waldron, and Paul Horn. His 1989 album Other Times, Other Places reached No. 11 on the U.S. Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart. He has also played with Chick Corea, Michael Brecker, Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Kenny Garrett, Dizzy Gillespie, and Mal Waldron.

World Music with George Abdo

May 6, 2018

The song was first performed by the rebetiko Michalis Patrinos in Athens in 1927. As with almost all the early rebetika songs, the original composer of the song remained unknown, and the ensemble was enshrined in the head of the club. The melody was probably collectively composed by the musicians, as was often the case at that time, while the lyrics were almost certainly Patriot’s. In the original version of the song, the name of the title girl was suggested by Patinos “Mousourlou”, with heavy Smyrnian accent.

Daily Roots with Bob Marley

May 6, 2018

Buffalo Soldier

As Performed by Positive Vibrations at Mayday today

Mayday Ceremony Rehearsal 5-5-18

May 5, 2018

MAYDAY Ceremony 2018
All Cast Last rehearsal 10-3pm
Saturday May 5th

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