Free live stream jazz show

first_imgHe was part of the Young Lions with brother Philip and members of The Harper Brothers, having five much lauded albums and Billboard 100 positions to their name. He formed his own Sextet in 1993, recording seven albums featuring a host of special guests, true to Winard’s collaborative approach and the strong desire to showcase Jazz Greats of all ages, his heroes and heroines, he has held in high esteem.His latest project “Winard Harper & Jeli Posse” continues to record and perform throughout the region. For more info, visit: Saturday August 29 at 8 p.m. Headroom Bar and Social presents Winard Harper and Jeli Posse on a free live stream via YouTube and Facebook @RIVERVIEWJAZZ.ORGWinard Harper studied at the Conservatory of the University of Cincinnati and at Howard University and was awarded a scholarship to study Jazz under the guidance of Jackie McLean at the University of Hartford. He has played with Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Betty Carter and formed Jazz sensation The Harper Brothers. ×last_img read more

Gov. Wolf, Sen. Corman Announce Action on Long-Awaited Transportation Connection in Centre County

first_img February 13, 2019 Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf, Sen. Jake Corman, and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials were joined by local officials and stakeholders today to announce that efforts to connect the area of Seven Mountains to the greater State College area are restarting after being shelved for more than 15 years.“This connection has been a significant local priority for some time and was studied in detail but was unfortunately shelved in 2004 due to lack of federal funding,” said Governor Wolf. “So, in the absence of federal investments that we were all promised, today, I’m happy to announce that we are taking steps to make a long-awaited connection project a reality.”Stakeholders and community members in south-central Centre County have long desired a four-lane connection that would increase safety and mobility in the often-congested area.“I am delighted to be joining Governor Wolf here today to make this announcement,” Senator Corman said. “This project is of great importance for Centre County, for the thousands who travel this road every day and for the hundreds of thousands who travel this stretch throughout the year. The safety enhancements that will be achieved through this project are vital for our growing community. In addition to improving the quality of life, these long-awaited upgrades also will provide a significant boost to our local economy as it makes the area even more attractive to employers.”Governor Wolf announced that PennDOT is committing $5 million to begin preliminary engineering this year on this complex, significant project, and emphasized that community involvement will be a critical component of the project-development process. Given the extensive collaboration with local communities, businesses, and others through the design, utilities, and right-of-way phases, the department is also taking steps to align resources for a targeted 2027 construction start.Act 89 of 2013 made possible some significant improvements in the region but did not provide enough for this project, and the state continues to await federal action on meaningful transportation investment. In the absence of additional federal investments to allow more state-funding options, PennDOT has committed discretionary funding to make the project a reality without changing overall transportation project plans.The commitment follows action from the administration in 2017 when the department started a refresh of environmental, traffic, and safety data regarding commercial development and community needs for a corridor involving Route 322, Route 45, and Route 144 in south central Centre County. Preliminary data from that refresh shows that from 1999 to 2016, truck traffic has increased 37 percent.The project also builds on significant improvements that have been made in the area and are continuing through three phases of the Potters Mills Gap (PMG) project on Route 322:Phase One: Construction of a new, overhead bridge near Sand Mountain Road at a cost of $2 million and completed in September 2015;Phase Two: Construction of the new interchange at Sand Mountain Road at a cost of $8.7 million and completed in November 2017; andPhase Three: Reconstruction of U.S. 322 from Potters Mills to Sand Mountain Road including the western interchange and the local interchange at a cost of $82.3 million; bid in late March 2018 and expected to open to traffic in late 2020.Additional information on the PMG project can be found at Subscribe to PennDOT news in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter counties at on transportation improvements made by the Wolf Administration can be found at See active and planned projects at SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Gov. Wolf, Sen. Corman Announce Action on Long-Awaited Transportation Connection in Centre Countylast_img read more

Anxious wait as Africa readies for World Cup draw

first_imgGhana and nine other African sides will discover on Monday which country they must defeat to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.The Black Stars together with Ivory Coast, Algeria, Nigeria and Tunisia are seeded for a play-off draw with Egypt, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Senegal and Ethiopia, all unseeded.Monday’s draw ceremony will be held at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.Two-leg ties will be played between seeded and unseeded sides with the five aggregate winners going to the finals in Brazil.Also a separate draw will determine who plays at home first.The first legs are scheduled for October 11-15 and return matches for November 15-19. Top five seeds in Pot 11. Ivory Coast2. Ghana3. Algeria4. Nigeria 5. TunisiaUnseeded five in Pot 26. Egypt7. Burkina Faso8. Cameroon 9. Senegal10. Ethiopialast_img read more