Funksters Vulfpeck continue to impress fans with their infectious live energy, tight-knit musicianship and humorous personas. The Ann Arbor, MI band hit the local Live On Washington Festival, playing an hourlong set that featured some of their best works like “Christmas In L.A.,” “Funky Duck” and more.The band also had vocalist Antwaun Stanley sit in throughout the set, and he lent his vocals to a version of Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish” for the performance. They also worked in a cover of Steely Dan’s “Peg” as the encore, playing with keyboardist Ian Finkelstein on the Rhodes.Thanks to DSA, we have full set video to share with soundboard audio. Tune in below!1. introduction by Neutral Zone LOW curators 00:00 (video begins 24 secs after audio)2. Outro – with Matthew Setzler, alto sax 01:113. Fugue State 05:434. Rango 08:325. My First Car 12:116. Back Pocket – with Jesse Clayton, keys 17:077. Smile Meditation – with Tyler Duncan, Irish whistle 22:458. Funky Duck – with Antwaun Stanley, vocals 28:119. 1612 – with Antwaun, and Ian Finkelstein, keys 32:5010. Wait for the Moment – with Antwaun 37:4011. Christmas in LA 42:1312. Beastly 48:2013. It Gets Funkier — 54:1214. I Wish – with Antwaun 57:1615. encore: Peg – with Ian Finkelstein, Rhodes 1:02:20[H/T JamBase]
The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) announced they have extended the Cultivation Grant application submission deadline to Friday, December 13.Cultivation Grants are awards of $100 – 200K designed to extend promising educational innovations into new intellectual and institutional contexts, and to rigorously investigate the potential of their wide-scale adoption across the University. Primary applicants must be full-time, Harvard University benefits-eligible faculty members. While all proposals will be considered fully, HILT is especially interested in projects that target the following areas:Curricular review and renewalNovel mechanisms for teaching and learning skill developmentCross-area educational researchThe application review period will take place this winter and early spring. Finalists will present to a faculty selection committee in April before awards are announced in May 2014.Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact HILT with any questions at [email protected]
AMES, Iowa (March 24) – Two drivers receive awards from Z4 Products at each Deery Brothers Summer Series event this season. Both the pole starter and the Sunoco Race Fuels drawing winner for all IMCA Late Model tour features get bottles of leak sealer and cooling conditioner from the fourth-year sponsor from Ames, Iowa.The 28th annual series opens Saturday, April 5 at Crawford County Speedway. The finale is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4 at West Liberty Raceway. More information about Z4 Products is available by calling 515 231-0809. “Adding the Z4 products to these two areas of recognition really enhances the prize package of fluids drivers are already receiving,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Z4 is a local company to partner with this series and we couldn’t be happier to have their unwavering support.”
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott wasn’t on the plane to training camp in California on Thursday, but he reportedly is asking the Cowboys to get on board with making him the NFL’s highest-paid running back.According to Yahoo Sports, Elliott, who is seeking a contract extension after shouldering a massive workload in his first three seasons in the NFL, is looking for a contract that exceeds Todd Gurley’s four-year, $57.5 million deal ($14.375 million annually) with the Rams. Sterling Shepard injury update: Giants’ potential No. 1 receiver breaks thumb Le’Veon Bell ‘proud’ of Chargers’ Melvin Gordon for holding out Elliott may have been sending up a warning flair Thursday by not being on the plane to camp that was carrying a majority of the Cowboys.His absence didn’t appear to faze his teammates, including Frederick, whose $56.4 million extension during training camp in 2016 made him the highest-paid center in the league. “This game’s a business and everyone has to treat it as such,” Frederick told reporters after the team landed (via USA Today). “I certainly hold no hard feelings to anyone that’s trying to do that, get the business done and protect themselves and their family.“We’re going to work with the guys that we have. That’s not a dig at anybody. That’s just how it works.”Linebacker Jaylon Smith added: “I love the hell out of Zeke.”The Cowboys’ first practice in Oxnard, California, isn’t until Saturday and players technically aren’t required to be present until Friday, in time for physicals and a conditioning test, before they are considered late for camp and subject to fines.The Cowboys have expressed an interest in working out a new deal with Elliott, but it takes time.”Well, I think those are all a work in progress,” executive vice president Stephen Jones said in May. “Certainly we’ve got a couple years there with Zeke to get that done. We certainly want to get him done.”He’s the straw, if you will, that stirs our drink. He’s a key part of what we’re about. Those things take time to get done. They don’t happen overnight. Certainly, he’s a priority in terms of ultimately getting him signed. There hasn’t really been a timetable put on this.” Redskins’ quarterback competition ‘might come down to the wire,’ Jay Gruden says On Ezekiel Elliott and the #Cowboys, I’m told the extension Elliott is looking for would exceed Todd Gurley’s four-year $57.5 million deal. Which means Dallas could eventually have 3 players (including QB Dak Prescott & WR Amari Cooper) among the top 3 salaries at their position.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) July 26, 2019That sort of deal, Yahoo Sports notes, means the Cowboys eventually could have multiple offensive players among the NFL’s highest-paid at their respective positions: Elliott, quarterback Dak Prescott, wide receiver Amari Cooper and center Travis Frederick.Right now, though, the Cowboys seemingly will prioritize Prescott, who is entering the final year of his rookie contract that will pay him just more than $2 million for 2019, and aren’t rushing to work out a deal with Elliott, who still has two years remaining on his contract. Related News Cardinals’ Kyler Murray starts training camp as ‘the future of the franchise,’ coach Kliff Kingsbury says Elliott, 24, has spent his entire career with the Cowboys after being selected fourth overall in the 2016 draft.His base salary for 2019 is $3.9 million, and the team last month picked up the fifth-year option of his rookie contract that will pay him $9.1 million for 2020.The All-Pro, a workhorse in the Cowboys’ offense, earned his second rushing title in three years with 1,434 yards on a league-high 304 carries with six touchdowns last season. He added 77 receptions for 567 yards with three TDs.