Guitar Legend Jorma Kaukonen Combats Autism With Music At The Space At Westbury

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Melding pure, unrefined passion, joy, unquantifiable heartbreak and unimaginable loss into transcendental musical tapestries that amaze and inspire is just one characteristic of the blues.Another is the extraordinary ability among true blues players to somehow translate all of this, while adding their own personalities via unforgettable notes, into licks and chords that tug at your heartstrings and simply do not let go, conjuring a whirlwind of visions and memories and that unidentifiable something that resides deep, deep within your very being and immediately transforming this all into raw and visceral emotions as varied and colorful as a collapsing rainbow, the hot amplifier an electric, aural prism.The torturous beauty of the blues also possesses that magical ability to soothe the soul, erasing pain and worry, and like some melodic magnet, draw those feet out from beneath listeners’ tables or seats, and out onto the floor of the gig’s venue, to express themselves in the only ways they truly know how—tapping and kicking and leaping and dancing along.Jorma Kaukonen is a blues-folk-rock master, and his guitar might as well be his second mouth, because the blizzard of tones and notes and colors that jump from those frets, traveling through its cable and materialize like lightning out of his amp to explode across our synapses speak in some universal tongue that resonates with all who hear them.Whether it’s the eternal sonic tattoos he’s etched with Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane, or his own legendary works, the man is a virtuoso, and his gig at The Space at Westbury on April 13 is not just a must-attend show due to all the aforementioned, it’s also a not-to-be-missed show because of its additionally extraordinary purpose.This intimate evening with such a phenomenal blues-folk-rock guitar god will benefit nonprofit Long Island Autism Communities! Besides the mind-bending music, there will be live auctions featuring autographed items donated by Jorma Kaukonen himself—including an autographed guitar and weekend at his family’s renowned Fur Peach Ranch!Kaukonen will also be sharing personal stories from his legendary career!This exclusive event combining the blues and a fantastic cause exemplifies the true spirit of music, and in utilizing his many gifts to help so many others, this true legend elevates the art form and helps spread its very essence and meaning. Come and enjoy the tunes and lend your support to this all-important cause!Jorma Kaukonen rocks The Space at Westbury with a transcendental night of music to benefit Long Island Autism Communities on April 13! Doors: 7 p.m. / Show: 8 p.m. For more information about the gig, tickets, and how to help the cause, visit and licommunity.orglast_img read more

CYF caregiver found guilty

first_imgStuff 8 May 2014A Northland Child Youth and Family caregiver has been found guilty of sexual and physical assaults against children in his care.In the High Court in Whangarei today, the jury returned 21 guilty verdicts and 2 not guilty verdicts against Taite Hemi Kupa, 57. They deliberated for two days.Conservative lobby group, Family First, said the verdict revealed systemic issues in CYF and called for an inquiry into its policies and procedures.“There is obviously some huge flaws in the vetting system of caregivers, and in the level and frequency of care and communication between social workers and children in care,” national director, Bob McCoskrie, said.Child Youth and Family expressed their sorrow and promised ongoing support for the children and their families.“We are devastated this abuse happened to children and young people in our care,” Marion Heeney, Child, Youth and Family Regional Director, Te Tai Tokerau said“It’s our hope that the verdict will bring some closure at least to the victims of Mr Kupa’s crimes.” read more

Many NBA Teams Want Mirza Teletović After Euro-basket

first_imgMirza Teletovic, B&H national team player and NBA basketball team player, at the Brooklyn Nets, was one of the best basketball players in the group stage of the Euro-basket held in Slovenia. Many teams of the elite basketball league of the world are interested on him. However, the message conveyed from the Nets is that they have no intention of selling Teletović this season. Portal Nets Daily, which follows developments in this club, described the situation with Mirza Teletović and Bojan Bogdanović as “a pleasant problem“.According to many sources of the NBA league, the representative player of B&H was the most interesting basketball player during trades in the United States, and among the first are the famous Celtics.Teletović at the training center Nets is expected very soon in order to get as best prepared for a very difficult NBA season. The 28-year-old player from Jablanica at the first part of the European Basketball Championship finished as second scorer with 21 points per game and 7.8 rebounds.(Source: read more