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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Miriam Rivkin, un miembro de la Iglesia Episcopal San Barnabas en DeLand, Florida, visitó la escuela Santa María de la Iglesia Episcopal en Tegucigalpa, Honduras, en marzo durante un viaje para explorar posibles asociaciones… Foto: Lynette Wilson/ENS[Episcopal News Service – San Pedro Sula, Honduras] Las escuelas episcopales de la Diócesis de Honduras no solamente desempeñan un papel en el movimiento de la iglesia hacia el auto-sostenimiento; si no también desempeñan un papel en la transformación de las comunidades.“Los niños se benefician de la educación, se emplean a los profesores, los estudiantes reciben una educación de la iglesia episcopal, el cual es también parte del programa de evangelización”, dijo la Rda. Canóniga Lura Kaval, Canóniga de la diócesis para desarrollo y nombrada misionera por la Iglesia Episcopal.Las escuelas son la principal fuente de ingreso para la diócesis; estas administran siete escuelas bilingües basada en la fe, y sirven a 1,500 estudiantes desde jardín infantil hasta el 11vo grado, que es el grado final requerido en Honduras.“En su conjunto, ellos están en negro; unos están en mejores condiciones que otros, pero todos se dirigen en la dirección correcta, con gran posibilidad de crecimiento”, dijo KavalPor ejemplo en La Escuela Episcopal Santa Maria en Tegucigalpa, el Rdo. Canónigo Joe Rhodes y su esposa, Tina, misioneros enviados por la Sociedad de Misioneros Anglicanos y Emisores, están trabajando para hacer que la escuela rinda más beneficios.“Tenemos 158 estudiantes ahora, necesitamos 200 para obtener más rentabilidad”, explicó Rhodes a un grupo de La Iglesia Episcopal de San Barnabas en DeLand, Florida, que estuvieron de visita en marzo durante un viaje para explorar posibles asociaciones.Como partidarios que apoyan la diócesis desde hace mucho tiempo, los Rhodes en los últimos años han dirigido una misión de corto plazo a Honduras mientras que Joe Rhodes sirvió como rector de La iglesia Espíritu Santo en Baton Rouge, Luisiana. Ellos han servido la escuela en los últimos 18 meses.Al obispo Lloyd Allen fundó la escuela Santa María en 1994 mientras servía en la Iglesias Santa María; el obispo personalmente solicitó a los Rhodes que se muden a Tegucigalpa para ayudar a la escuela a tiempo completo.La Diócesis de Honduras administra siete escuelas bilingües basadas en la fe sirviendo a 1,500 estudiantes desde jardín infantil hasta el 11vo grado. Foto: Lynette Wilson/ENSEn los últimos años, Allen ha trabajado para centrar la atención de la diócesis para lograr el auto-sostenimiento para el año 2019; además del plan de auto-sostenimiento de la Diócesis, las escuelas tienen una estrategia independiente destinada a la autosuficiencia.Como parte del plan, los administradores están trabajando para alcanzar la acreditación internacional con la ayuda de Steven Robinson, presidente de la Asociación Sureña de Escuelas Independientes, una escuela de acreditación de los Estados Unidos.“Las escuelas aquí son realmente fascinantes, yo creo que ellas sirven un gran propósito, algunas de las escuelas tienen mucho camino por recorrer, pero el emblema, [El] Buen Pastor, en San Pedro Sula, es probablemente elegible ahora o si no está muy cerca de eso”, dijo Robinson, en una entrevista por teléfono con la ENS.La acreditación no significa que todas las escuelas sean iguales; eso en gran parte depende de los recursos que tienen”, dijo Robinson. “Lo que significa que están sirviendo la misión que se propusieron servir”.Una niña durante el servicio en la escuela dominical en la Iglesia Episcopal de San Pedro por el Mar en Brick Bay en Roatán, Honduras. Foto: Lynette Wilson/ENSEn el centro de la misión de cada escuela episcopal hay un compromiso con la educación Cristiana y la Diócesis se ha comprometido a traducir del inglés al español el Currículo de los Niños Episcopales, desarrollado por el Seminario de Teología de Virginia, para que lo pueda compartir con otras personas en busca de recursos de educación cristiana en español, dijo Kaval. La Diócesis utiliza el currículo tanto en la escuela como en la escuela dominical.Robinson empezó a participar con las escuelas episcopales en Honduras en el 2010 cuando conoció a Andrea Baker en una conferencia de la Asociación Nacional de Escuelas Episcopales en San Antonio, Texas.“Ella vio mi etiqueta con mi nombre y preguntó, ‘¿usted acredita? Y ¿podemos hablar?’” dijo Robinson.Baker invitó a Robinson a visitar Honduras, lo cual él hiso. “Yo me enamore de las escuela y el trabajo del obispo Allen”, dijo, agregando que lo que las diócesis están haciendo con las escuelas es “el centro principal de lo que las escuelas deben ser”.Desde entonces, Robinson ha estado involucrado con las escuelas y este verano planea llevar a cabo un taller de desarrollo profesional en Honduras. Es una cuestión de trabajar con las escuelas para entender dónde ellos se encuentran, dónde necesitan estar, y ayudarles a medida que crecen y se dirigen hacia la acreditación, dijo.El Buen Pastor, la escuela que Robinson hizo referencia en San Pedro Sula, fue fundada en 1984 y desde entonces ha crecido con más de 500 estudiantes desde jardín infantil hasta el 11vo grado. Algunos estudiantes de El Buen Pastor se han ido a los Estados Unidos para asistir a esas universidades.Otras escuelas, como la escuela episcopal de San Juan en [St. John’s Episcopal School] en Siguatepeque, una ciudad pequeña en las montañas centrales, recién acaban de empezar.Rick Harlow, jefe del proyecto de la diócesis y un misionero nombrado de la Iglesia Episcopal, explicaron que las escuelas sirven a 48estudiantes de grados de jardín infantil hasta el cuarto grado, el próximo año la escuela agregara el quinto grado y más espacio para los estudiantes de jardín infantil. La escuela tiene actualmente una capacidad para 80 estudiantes.Las escuelas episcopales funcionan en el mismo calendario escolar de 10 meses que en las escuelas de los Estados Unidos, pero no de las escuelas públicas que tiene un calendario de noviembre a febrero, normal para las escuelas privadas del país. Por esta razón, las escuelas tienden a crecer de año a año ya que los estudiantes se gradúan de un nivel escolar a otro, y también debido a los nuevos estudiantes que se inscriben en pre- jardín infantil y jardín infantil.Una manera de reclutar estudiantes es hacer que la escuela sea más atractiva. En marzo, por ejemplo, la construcción estaba en marcha en una calzada en forma de herradura, donde los padres pueden dejar y recoger a sus hijos en frente de la escuela en vez en la calle concurrida en frente de la iglesia.El camino de entrada y el espacio adicional del aula constituyen la primera fase de la construcción; la segunda fase incluirá la cafetería, una concina y aulas adicionales.“Hemos trabajado año tras año con los recursos disponibles”, dijo Harlow, agregando que los equipos de las iglesias en los Estados Unidos hasta han ayudado con la construcción del edificio de la escuela y aún hay una necesidad.No muy lejos de San Juan, también en Siguatepeque, el Rda. Vaike Madisson de Molina empezó una clínica de primeros auxilios que tres años más tarde se convirtió en una escuela de enfermería reconocida por el Ministerio de Salud. En el 2009, Allen le dijo a su clero que ellos necesitarían ver a sus comunidades y crear algo para dirigir a sus misiones hacia la auto-sostenibilidad, entonces de Molina, inspirada por la leyenda de Florence Nightingale se dirigió a la asistencia sanitaria.El Centro Episcopal de Formación de Auxiliar de Enfermería Nightingale abrió en diciembre del 2011 y graduó a sus primeros 14 estudiantes en diciembre del 2013.La Rda. Vaike Madisson de Molina muestra representaciones arquitectónicas para la escuela de enfermería a la Rda. Canóniga Lura Kaval, Canóniga de la diócesis para desarrollo. Foto: Lynette Wilson/ENSTeniendo en cuenta el éxito de la escuela, de Molina tiene planes para un edifico de dos pisos que albergara aulas y un laboratorio junto a su iglesia San Bartolomé Apóstol, que trasladara la escuela fuera del salón de la parroquia.“este proyecto, me encanta”, dijo ella durante una entrevista en su casa. “Creo que Jesucristo está feliz… algunos miembros de la iglesia son incluso estudiantes ahora”.De Molina eligió la escuela de enfermería, ella dijo, en parte porque a ella le gusta la historia de Florence Nightingale, el fundador de la enfermería moderna, el cual ella piensa que encaja muy bien con la historia de la Iglesia Anglicana, pero además porque ella reconoce la necesidad de tener una clínica médica permanente en la comunidad. Al ver la escuela de una manera que pueda dar a las mujeres, muchas de ellas son madres solteras, y esto les brindaría un medio de mantenerse por sí mismas.Josselin Flores, 18, es una de esas estudiantes. Flores trabaja en la iglesia y estudia en la escuela de enfermería, mientras que su madre cuida a su bebe de 18 meses.“Quiero tener una vida mejor y cuidar de los demás”, dijo Flores en una entrevista en la iglesia.Sesenta por ciento de los 7.9 millones de personas en Honduras viven al nivel de la pobreza, de acuerdo a las estadísticas del Banco Mundial. El promedio de adulto tiene 6.5 años de educación, de acuerdo a los datos del programa de Desarrollo de las Naciones Unidas.Fundar una Universidad Episcopal en Honduras es una meta a largo plazo del Obispo, especialmente en un mundo después del 9/11 donde es cada vez más difícil para los estudiantes asegurar visas para estudiar en los Estados Unidos y el índice del cambio de moneda el Lempira de Honduras y el dólar americano ponen el costo fuera del alcance para la mayoría de los estudiantes que viene de un país de bajos ingresos.“No solo es el compromiso del Obispo tener el modelo reforzado de autosuficiencia y no el de la dependencia… las escuelas no solo desempeñan un papel enorme, pero es a través de la educación de la Iglesia Episcopal que se está en condiciones de cambiar una nación”, dijo Robinson.De su experiencia y viajes, Robinson no ha visto otro sistema de escuelas independientes equilibrado que de un rendimiento de alto nivel al invertir.“Soy muy bendecido y afortunado al trabajar con casi 400 de las mejores escuelas en el mundo, incluyendo 40 escuelas episcopales, y viajar por todo el mundo y hablar de una gran variedad de temas”, dijo. “No sé de ningún lugar donde escuelas episcopales buenas y fuertes tengan un impacto en toda la nación. 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Lafayette County Sheriffs Dept.(OXFORD, Miss.) — The Ole Miss student accused of killing his 21-year-old classmate will undergo a psychological evaluation at a state hospital.Brandon Theesfeld’s defense attorneys requested the evaluation at a bond hearing on Thursday, saying the request came after they “received some new information.” They did not elaborate on that information.The defense withdrew its request for bond on Thursday.Theesfeld, 22, was arrested for murder last month in the death of his college classmate Alexandria “Ally” Kostial.Kostial, a St. Louis native studying marketing at Ole Miss, was on campus for summer school when she was shot and killed in July. Her body was found outside Oxford, Miss.A motive has not been released, and Theesfeld’s attorneys said he will enter a not guilty plea.Theesfeld was arrested for murder two days after her body was found, authorities said. He was swiftly suspended from the university.Meanwhile, Kostial’s friends are forced to begin their senior year without the bubbly 21-year-old.“She was just a light in any situation, in any room,” Hannah Chauvin told ABC News on Wednesday.“I miss her smile a lot,” added Morgan Hull. “Even if she was upset, she was always smiling to some degree, and it was very genuine. And it just made me want to smile, too.”Adventurous, spontaneous and a lover of sunsets, Kostial had new goals every day, whether it was running an extra mile or starting a business, her friends said.Kostial was an active member of the Ole Miss community, her friends say. She was the university golf club president, a member of the business fraternity and a yoga and Pilates teacher on campus.A grand jury will convene next week where the case will be presented and charges will be determined, District Attorney Ben Creekmore said Thursday. The psychiatric evaluation will not impact these proceedings, Creekmore said.Theesfeld will remain in custody as he awaits the psychiatric evaluation. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Home » News » Marketing » Estate agents more likely to ‘turn the lights off’ than leave Rightmove previous nextMarketingEstate agents more likely to ‘turn the lights off’ than leave RightmoveLeading City fund manager claims portal’s dominance means it has a bright future even if the sales market takes a turn for the worse after Brexit.Nigel Lewis2nd September 20191 Comment1,479 Views A leading City fund manager has claimed that Rightmove remains a solid investment opportunity because estate agents are ‘more likely to turn the lights off before giving up their Rightmove subscription’.James Thomson (pictured,above) who has run the Rathbone Global Opportunities Fund for 14 years, made his comments to a national newspaper over the weekend.He also claimed that Rightmove’s dominance means that if the property market becomes tougher after Brexit, agents will need more not less help finding buyers and will ‘upgrade their packages’.“Estate agents will need to pedal harder to sell homes. Rightmove is a mission critical tool for them,” he told The Mail on Sunday, describing the portal as one of the stocks he believes ‘makes the grade’ as a stockmarket winner whatever the economic conditions.CheerleaderThomson has been one of the City’s leading cheerleaders for Rightmove, which Rathbone invested heavily in during 2009.Rightmove went public in 2006 at 34p a share and its stock is currently trading at approximately £5.35p a share or an increase of 1,458%.The comments by Thomson will grate for the growing number of agents who have been complaining more vocally this year following the most recent fees hike.As we reported in May, it was claimed at the time that a ‘minor rebellion’ was underway after Rightmove introduced fees increases of up to 20% for some agents.But only five agents broke over as Rightmove leavers including Albion Sales & Lettings in Northampton; Camerons in Bournemouth; Clintons Management Ltd in Ilford, Essex; Glastonbury lettings firm Jungle Property and Skipton estate agency James Pye & Sons.Rathbone Global Opportunities Fund Rightmove September 2, 2019Nigel LewisOne commentDarren Lowery, Lowery’s Property Sales & Lettings Lowery’s Property Sales & Lettings 2nd September 2019 at 10:22 amRightmove continue to show no respect for the Independents and, having just had a lengthy conversation with one of Rightmove’s Sales Managers (who phoned me asking me to come back to Rightmove), it would appear that they promise no more for their money and yet continue to increase fees to satisfy their ‘fat-cat’ investors. I bet over 90% of those investors have never actually been an Estate or Letting agent and have no clue what we do every day!! I for one will not be rejoining Rightmove and continue to support the ‘revolution’ and encourage others to pull the plug too.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
The live music will include performances from Pangolin, LavenderBoy, Stolen Mic, the Oxford Commas and the Young Woman’s Music Project. Springtide Community Festival will return on Sunday 5th May, the SU has announced. Springtide is “a community focused family-friendly festival that aims to bring the student and non-student community for the day of music, fun and adventure”. There will also be a fully-licensed bar. Alongside music, there will also be a variety of food from companiessuch as Jericho Coffee Traders, Frank’s Burgers, My Japanese and Vegan Ethiopianavailable. The event is being hosted by Oxford SU to “help integrationbetween students and long tern residents”. The SU also hopes it will “encouragestudents to give back something to the city they call home by donating theirtime and skills to help run it and more importantly to have fun.” The festival, which will be held in University Parks between11am and 7pm, will showcase local music, a mini farm and food and drink from acrossthe world. It will be free to attend. People can also sign up to participate in five-a-side football,with matches for kids, men and women taking place across the day.
Whether you’re thinking of entering the food-to-go market for the first time or are one of the country’s 18,000 café and sandwich shop owners looking to beef up your offer, Café+ is an important date for your diary.A new part of the established Convenience Retailing Show, Café+ provides an opportunity to learn from experts and successful retailers and meet suppliers – which should all help drive customers to your shop. Companies such as Brakes, Coffee Nation and Subway will be on hand to give best practice advice via seminars, panel discussions and live demonstrations, all put together by Max Jenvey, mana-ging director of Oxxygen Marketing Partnership. They will be discussing those all-important factors such as layout, product selection and space versus profitability.Café+Live seminars include: Coffee from Convenience to Café; Sandwiches – everything you’ve always wanted to know but haven’t asked; and Bakery from Convenience to Café, where bakery experts will detail the best options for your store or café.Jill Willis, who with husband Richard owns Taste (UK) and was named Essex Best New Company 2008, will talk about her experiences running a successful café, while in another seminar, retail giant Subway will share the key industry requirements for developing a freshly prepared sandwich offer, using itself as a case study. There are also debates you can join in, on the coffee and sandwich markets, when development director Martin Kibler of Greggs will reveal what makes the British Baker Top 50 winner such a success.”Everyone says there is money to be made from coffee and foodservice, but there is only money there if you get it right,” says event director Matthew Butler, of organiser William Reed Business Media. “Our aim, with Café+Live, is to arm operators with the practical advice and information they need to turn what they have into a more effective and profitable offer.”’Take More, Make More’ is another live event where you can share ideas and knowledge with other retailers and suppliers on how to increase footfall in your store and other relevant issues to help make more profit. Sessions will be run by Convenience Store magazine, the Association of Convenience Stores and many other top industry specialists.There will also be plenty of bakery firms exhibiting at the show, including Warburtons, Brambles Foods and Cakes for the Connoisseur. Many of them have new products to show off, such as The Handmade Cake Company, which will launch two new varieties: black cherry & almond slice and a banana cake slice. Meanwhile, Country Choice is introducing its Boston’s coffee and American-style doughnut concept – a selection of yeast-raised, thaw-and-serve doughnuts. The concept comes with branded packaging, POS, a takeaway box and a coffee machine.? www.cafeplusshow.co.uk—-=== Café+ ===WHERE: Birmingham NEC, halls 6 and 7WHEN: 1-3 MarchOPENING TIMES:Sunday 1 March – 10am to 5pmMonday 2 March – 10am to 5pmTuesday 3 March – 10am to 4pm
Hobbs House Bakery’s Tom Herbert and his brother Henry are to feature in new Channel 4 series, The Fabulous Baker Brothers, which starts in January.According to Channel 4, the series of six thirty minute programmes will introduce viewers to “a delicious world of flour, fire and forearms”.The first programme will be aired on Wednesday 4 January at 8.30pm.Baker Tom Herbert and his chef brother Henry, who runs the local butcher’s shop next door to his brother’s bakery in Gloucestershire, have five generations of baking behind them. The brothers will “take viewers into the heat of the artisan kitchen and unlock the trade secrets of baking which have been honed through generations of practice and passion”.Each episode will also feature ‘The Pie-Off’ where Tom and Henry go head-to-head, devising their own version of a themed pie and placing them before a panel of judges.Katie Horswell, who commissioned the show, said: “The thing that really excites me about this series is the new talent: the boys. Plus all the gorgeous food that men will want to cook and eat. With no pink spatula in sight, it’s exactly what we ‘knead’.”Stylist magazine even included the pair in its section ‘Meet next year’s faces of food’.
If you’ve ever had the pleasure to experience the exhilarating thrill of a Turkuaz live show, no doubt you have noticed a brunette vocalist radiating in her canary couture. That boisterous voice and captivating stage presence belong to one Shira Elias, who along with co-conspirator Sammi Garett, make up Turkuaz’s dynamic, dazzling vocal duo. In wild anticipation of this weekend’s massive Funk of Ages in Philadelphia, Shira chats with Live For Live Music’s very own B.Getz, and the two cover a lot of bases, including her band’s already-legendary virgin performance at Bonnaroo, how crucial it was to get back to Disc Jam, and why Michelangelo Carubba’s birthday is such a special night of community collaboration. And, of course, lots of juicy Funk is Ages chat too.BG: Shira! Thanks for making the time. I want to start with a little look back at the past few weeks. Turkuaz basically broke the internet with your Thursday performance at ‘Roo. Tell us, had you been to Bonnaroo before, either as a fan or as a performer? Shira: No, I had never ever been to Bonnaroo. We rolled up early in the day, and it’s a huge festival — I didn’t realize how sprawling it would be. It was kind of like a whirlwind of interviews and photo shoots. We got to do this dope photo shoot with Danny Clinch — I don’t know if you’ve heard of him, but he’s an amazing photographer. It was kind of like the first time there were more people working on our shoot than there were in our band! You know it’s a legit photographer situation when there are tons of people working on it, so that’s always cool — got the whole ‘rock star’ vibe. We did the show, and it was a huge festival. It’s one of those super high-stakes shows, where you get the least time for sound check, stage, load in, everything, but the energy is just so high and crazy. It was a really amazing experience. It was kind of like Red Rocks, where it’s surreal. You finish it and you look out and are like, “This is really happening,” you know? Also, I gotta say, seeing the Entertainment Weekly article putting us as a highlight up there with U2 and Red Hot Chili Peppers!? All pretty fucking surreal.BG: Can we pivot to talking about the evolution of the band? Please fill us in, how did you come to get down with Turkuaz? How did you and Sammi and the whole thing develop with the band — a band that was already happening, already touring, already alive? Shira: I’ve been in New York for about eight years now, and I was kind of doing the singer-hustle thing — taking whatever gigs I could get and trying to make it happen. A friend of a friend in the singer community told me about this band that needed a new singer. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t really know of Turkuaz or the scene. I was kind of a newbie, but I went to do the audition and I didn’t know what I was getting into at all. That’s kind of how it all happened. I went to do a few weekends, see how it was all going to work out, and I don’t know, it seemed pretty abstract. There was something inside me that said, “You got to do this. You got to see what this is all about.” There was something really compelling about the family vibe of it all — the size of the band, making it all work in that way — not to mention the music! I got really, really lucky. I just got to plop into a situation that was already so established. I think my attitude was to add to what already existed and bring however much of “Shira” that I could. I like to think that in the last almost-three years, I’ve had my own little stamp on the band. It’s all just been a huge whirlwind. I had never even toured heavily before Turkuaz.BG: You guys are like a well-oiled machine. I talk to a lot of fans, and they crave the jam-band aesthetic of “every night is different,” but they still want the best of everything all the time. It’s a tough line to toe — for a band to bring the show every night and still make it different in some way. You guys nail that. You guys bring the show every night and it’s never the same twice. For an ensemble like you guys, that’s quite a feat. Shira: Thanks. I mean, with so many people too, it’s hard to make each show exactly the same twice. There are just so many parts to it. With our crazy schedules, we are just going, going, going, and just working really hard. Like even this last weekend, we drove to Bonnaroo, did the thing, drove who-knows-however many hours back from Tennessee to do a two-hour set in New York at Disc Jam. You’re like, “I’m really fucking tired right now, but it doesn’t matter cause I am just putting it all out there.” I think that’s the whole thing. Why else would we do it?BG: You said it right there, why else do you do it? Playing at Bonnaroo with all the bells and whistles and then driving through the night — a dozen-plus deep no less — to go play such a core community event like Disc Jam, which is such a solid top-to-bottom festival. Disc Jam is held in a niche area — a region where you guys came of age — so for you guys to hit those two fests in merely a weekend is just a testament to the mission. Shira: Wow. You just gave me chills. You are right. It was really special. To do Bonnaroo on that level and everything that means, and then to do Disc Jam, which is like New England hardcore, O.G. Turkuaz. Exactly. I should add that we haven’t really done a lot of festivals in the NE lately. We’ve been missing our family, you know what I mean? Going off this super big high from Bonnaroo and then to coming home to the family in the NE was really, really special.BG: Let’s talk Philly and Funk of Ages with Lettuce and Snarky Puppy on June 24, which also looks to be really, really special.Shira: Back when I joined Turkuaz and came into this whole world, Lettuce and Snarky Puppy were just like, it. That’s who everyone talked about — it was like, they were the guys! Since then, they’ve become really good friends and mentors. This will be our second show this summer with Lettuce. I mean, Rage Rocks, that was amazing, so just to be on another show with Lettuce . . . they’re the homies. To be on the lineup with both of them, I couldn’t be more excited. I’m really looking forward to this show — maybe the most of any of the shows we’re playing this summer. I mean, if you’re looking for a party to go to, this is the one, right?!B: Just observing the Lett machine from afar, they don’t take that kind of shit lightly. The artists they put on, the names with them up on the marquee, whether it’s Rage Rocks or Funk of Ages or even direct support on tour, they believe wholly in the artists. So that means those cats feel that way about Turkuaz — high praise! Shira: That means the world. I’ve seen it from the beginning of my journey with Turkuaz, like especially with those dudes, you’ve got to earn it with them. You know, they want to mentor, but you got to prove it, you know?BG: Yeah exactly, you get it. You’re doing it right. Shira: I totally get it. They just need to have a few more chicks on their stage every once and awhile.BG: I love when Alecia comes out and sings. Hey maybe, just maybe, that will manifest itself at the Funk of Ages. Maybe this will be us being like dudes, let these ladies sing! Shira: Hey, maybe we will just put it out in the air. And it will happen.BG: Are you playing Michelangelo Carubba’s birthday party too? What are those gigs — the Mikey curated all-star throwdowns —usually like? Shira: To be honest, I look forward to his birthday every year. We play with Turkuaz together all year long, and we hustle, hustle, hustle. That’s awesome but the second we get to play with someone else and play something else, we get to spread our wings in that way. Those gigs are, to me, some of the most fulfilling shows. It’s totally different. And, the best part is I get to play with Jen Hartswick on that gig! She’s totally my lady crush, I want to be Jen when I grow up.BG: Who doesn’t? I am right there with you. Shira: Right? So just playing with her and all the dope people that are going to be on that bill. I mean, you don’t get to see lineups like that all the time. I know, the super jam thing can be a little played out in the scene, but I think this one is going to be a little bit different, a little special. Mikey’s been talking about stripping down some of the groups. Instead, we pair up into little special moments and not just have the whole band. I think it will be really meaningful, and, you know, he always puts together a raging show. I mean, Louis Cato is on it! Just all these different people sharing a stage for the show.BG: Louis Cato might be the best musician on planet earth. Shira: Yeah. That night we have so many different genres — you got Louis, and then Ryan Montbleau, too. Genre-wise, you have something you don’t get to see often, and it’s really exciting.BG: I think it’s a testament to Mikey as a guy, musician, facilitator, and the force of his whole vibe. Good to have those type of hits, so you can slow down the Turkuaz freight train and have a night of music for yourselves, and we all get that too. It’s a pretty beautiful thing. I ran into you a lot at Jazz Fest. Now that I know that you don’t really come from the scene, from the culture, as much as some of the other cats in the band, for you to just dive into the Jazz Fest and the sort of community vibe.Shira: Yeah, don’t tell anybody, but I come from a theater background back in the day. (laughs) But the community element of this scene is a similar thing. It takes everybody to make it happen. Every single person involved is a key element, everybody on the tour, working the venue — each person’s role is essential. I feel so lucky to be in the scene like I have. At Jazz Fest, I just want to play with everybody and soak it all in, too. That’s the thing. The shows Mikey puts on, people get to see another side of me and what I can do —things or styles that I don’t always necessarily get to do in Turkuaz. I think that’s cool with those shows you get to see other colors of artists, you know? [laughs] No pun intended with the color thing.BG: No, it works! There’s only one Turkuaz, and you can see the theater background. I think that the theatrical nature of the production and the pizzazz you and Sammi bring make you guys unique and special. You’ve cultivated that, made your thing a thing, and it’s fucking working.Shira: Well, thanks man! It’s a good fucking time![Photo: Ellison White]