On Saturday, May 11th, Hammond B3 organ master Cory Henry is coming in hot to Denver, CO’s Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom with his high-powered, gospel-oriented trio, The Revival. Henry and company will also welcome some surprise special guests to add some extra sauce to the Denver “service.”Cory Henry, a Brooklyn NY native, is a two-time Grammy Award-winning keyboardist with musical roots in gospel, jazz, and soul. Raised and schooled in the art of the organ through church starting at the age of 2, Cory Henry’s music has always carried an element of spiritual awakening. Henry’s 2016 release and touring project, The Revival, features his dynamic and improvisational performances of music ranging from old gospel to Stevie Wonder and beyond. You can listen to Cory Henry’s 2016 The Revival record below:Cory Henry – The Revival (2016) – Full Live AlbumCory’s current touring lineup for The Revival is rounded out by players as talented and prolific as the man behind the organ. On guitar, there’s Chicago native and fellow church-bred musical Isaiah Sharkey. Though he’s less than 30 years of age, Sharkey has already worked with a veritable who’s-who of award-winning musicians. He earned a Grammy for his contributions to D’Angelo‘s acclaimed third album, Black Messiah (2014), and toured the world as part of John Mayer‘s band in 2017, among other notable collaborations. On drums, there’s TaRon Lockett, who also serves as the drummer for Henry’s Funk Apostles. Before he began working with Cory, TaRon collaborated with his own list of high-profile artists Erykah Badu to Cee Lo Green to Prince to Snoop Dogg.The performance at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom follows a number of early-2019 gigs by The Revival, including a lengthy European tour and a 4-night, 8-show residency at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York in honor of his birthday in late-February and early-March. The Denver performance will also feature some surprise special guests to round out a band lineup already bursting with talent.Below, you can get a taste of what’s to come at The Revival’s Denver blowout with some entertaining footage of Cory Henry, TaRon Lockett, and Isaiah Sharkey from their recent show in Leuven, Belgium—shot by Henry himself, mid-performance.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Tickets for The Revival featuring Cory Henry, TaRon Lockett, and Isaiah Sharkey on Saturday, May 11th at Cervantes’ in Denver are currently on sale here.
8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Home Depot filed a lawsuit this week against Visa and MasterCard over the use of chip cards, which it says does not go far enough to prevent fraud. In the lawsuit, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Home Depot accused the card companies of trying to block the use of PINs in favor of less-secure methods.The lawsuit claims that by blocking the use of PINs, Visa and MasterCard are pushing merchants toward less-secure transactions that generate higher fees.“Credit unions and banks have shouldered millions in costs from Home Depot’s data breach in 2014,” said Lance Noggle, senior director of advocacy at CUNA. “Home Depot should be concerned about the cost to consumers of their lax data security practices that have harmed many consumers by allowing criminals access their customers’ personal information instead of worrying about fraud costs from debit cards, which credit unions and banks are responsible for paying.”Despite Home Depot’s claims, Visa’s data shows a 40% decline in counterfeit rates at merchants who have enabled chip card transactions. continue reading »
RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Increasing the number of substitutions and players on the bench when the Premier League restarts this month is a brilliant idea, according to Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.The former Manchester United forward said the decision would allow managers to rotate their squads during a congested schedule. The league, suspended since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will resume on June 17 after agreeing temporary rule changes to increase substitutes from three to five per game.The number of players allowed on the bench has been put up from seven to nine.“We’ve had time out. So, I don’t think we can expect that those lads who’ve missed lots of the football can last the full game. But now the rules have changed, we can use five subs and have nine on the bench,” Solskjaer told Manchester United’s website.“I think that’s helpful because, after being out for so long, going into competitive games will be a challenge for footballers and we have to look after them injury-wise and fitness-wise.“We can’t just flog one player and say to them: ‘You play every game and every minute,’ because it might be a period when we have to rotate quite often.” Fifth-placed Manchester United face Tottenham Hotspur in their first game back on June 19.Reuters/NAN.Tags: COVID-19Manchester UnitedOle Gunnar SolskjaerPremier League
PHOENIX >> The shades of Kobe Bryant’s former self emerged with each pull-up jumper, drive to the basket and foul shot he made with dependable accuracy.But as they showed in their 119-99 loss on Wednesday to the Phoenix Suns at U.S. Airways Center, the Lakers’ success this season will not solely correlate with Bryant’s. His 31 points on 11-of-25 shooting and 7-of-7 mark from the foul line featured fluid movement, increased athleticism and sharp fundamentals, a comforting sign after he played in only six games last season because of injuries to his left Achilles tendon and left knee. Bryant also hit the 30-point plateau for the first time since shattering his Achilles 18 months ago.“Kobe’s the least of my worries,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said.That’s because the Lakers offered little else as they dropped to 0-2 for the third time in the past four seasons. The Lakers may have spent most of training camp stressing defense after ranking last season toward the bottom of the NBA in most statistical categories. But the Lakers still conceded plenty to Phoenix from 3-point range (16 of 32), points in the paint (36) and double-digit scoring by Isaiah Thomas (23 points), Marcus Morris (21), Goran Dragic (18), Eric Bledsoe (16) and Markieff Morris (12). “We’re not a big 3-point shooting team,” Bryant said. “So we can’t afford to give up 16.”The Lakers also cannot afford to have an offense solely centered on Bryant. Jordan Hill, Carlos Boozer, Wesley Johnson, Jeremy Lin and Ronnie Price shot a combined 10 of 32 from the field. Boozer committed eight of the Lakers’ 13 turnovers.“He’s more than a willing passer,” Scott said of Bryant. “It’s just that guys have to quit watching.”Both Scott and Bryant took particular aim at Lin, who has shot 3 of 10 in the Lakers’ first two games. Scott said Lin played with “indecision” while Bryant said he implored Lin to run the offense instead of him.“I told him that’s a big urban legend of me,” Bryant said. “I want to score. But that means coming off of picks, catching and shooting. You handle the ball and you run the show.” Lin sounded open toward making adjustments, but initially sounded skeptical of the commentary.“I didn’t feel like I was that hesitant,” Lin said. “I felt like when I had opportunities I was trying to attack. I’ll go and take a look at the film and see if that’s the case or not. In my mind, I thought I was assertive and trying to make plays.”Regardless, everything was mostly left to Bryant, whose frustration boiled over enough that he collected a technical foul for the second consecutive game. Bryant was whistled with 2:55 left in the third quarter, showing visible frustration for not being sent to the free-throw line after attacking the basket against multiple defenders. Bryant sounded much more at ease afterward.“In hindsight, the call is not a big deal,” Bryant said. “But getting your butt kicked a little bit, it’s only natural.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Geocachers from around the world celebrated ten years of geocaching at Groundspeak Headquarters in Seattle, Washington on July 4th, 2010. The Lost & Found Celebration brought together thousands of geocachers, dozens of Lackeys, Groundspeak’s mascot Signal the Frog, the Bubbleman, a dunk tank and The Founders of Geocaching.com.Geocachers were also able to explore the Fremont neighborhood and earn a trackable HQ tag by completing a scavenger hunt.Groundspeak CEO, President and Co-Founder Jeremy Irish gets dunked.There’s more celebrating to come. Stay tuned for additional plans to commemorate ten years of geocaching.Tell us, how have you celebrated a decade of geocaching?You can see even more geocaching adventures by watching our Lost & Found video series here.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – January 5, 2011January 5, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – 6/3/2010May 22, 2010In “News”Geocaching Caption Contest 9 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeJuly 21, 2010In “Community”
Creating a Reference FrameIn some cases, when Content-Aware Fill isn’t giving you the results you want, you may have better luck using a Reference Frame. (I find this ideal when removing static objects from footage, such as a cell tower or a parked car.) When you select Create Reference Frame, After Effects automatically exports a frame from your video to Photoshop. You can then use the Clone-Stamp tool to fill in the removed area. Then save and close the image in Photoshop.That reference image will automatically import back into After Effects and into your composition. Content-Aware Fill will now take that reference image into account when it generates the fill throughout the video.Extra TipsFrom my experience with Content-Aware Fill, it seems to work best on objects moving through your footage. This allows After Effects to “see” what the video should look like when the object isn’t supposed to be there. When removing static objects in the scene, results will vary. I recommend using the Create Reference Frame option in those cases. Also, I got the best results when I put a small amount of feathering on my removal masks. It doesn’t take much — usually about 2-8 pixels of feathering.Interested in the tracks we used to make this video?“Retro Vibes” by Wolves“Don’t Forget” by Marc WallochLooking for more video tutorials? Check these out.5 Ways to Animate with Trim Paths in Adobe After EffectsHow to Create the Double Exposure Effect in Four Manageable StepsVideo Tutorial: How to Create a Seamless Foreground TransitionHow to Export with Transparency from Adobe After EffectsHow to Properly Pancake Timelines in Adobe Premiere Pro In this video tutorial, learn the basics of the brand new Content-Aware Fill in After Effects — including a free project file!Adobe set the internet ablaze with the announcement of the new Content-Aware Fill feature in the latest After Effects CC release. Now, let’s see if this new feature lives up to the hype. (Spoiler alert: Yes, it does.) In this tutorial, we’re going to cover how to use the new Content-Aware Fill feature in After Effects CC.So, let’s get started! (Be sure to download the project file, which includes footage to follow along!)Download the project fileThis project file is free for personal or commercial use. By downloading, you agree not to redistribute this file.What Is Content-Aware Fill?Content-Aware Fill in After Effects lets you remove unwanted areas or objects in video footage, while automatically filling in the area of the removal. It analyzes frames over time to fill in missing pixels by pulling them from other frames in the footage. It’s similar to the Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop, except in After Effects, it’s temporally aware, and it works on video footage. How to Start Using Content-Aware FillTo begin using Content-Aware Fill in After Effects, navigate to the Window tab at the top of the screen, then select Content-Aware Fill. This will open up the Content-Aware Fill panel in your workspace. You will then need to mask out the object you want to remove from your footage. (You may need to keyframe the placement of your mask if your object is moving throughout.) Set the mask to Subtract so that you now have a transparent alpha channel where that mask is on your footage. You should be able to see a mini-preview of where that mask is on your footage in the Content-Aware Fill panel.You can now select Generate Fill Layer in the Content-Aware Fill panel. After Effects will then analyze the footage and render a .PNG sequence, which it places in the composition. That .PNG sequence fills in the masks/gaps in the footage.If everything worked correctly, the unwanted objects should no longer be in your footage. Different Fill MethodsThere are three different fill methods you can select from when you use Content-Aware Fill. They are named Object, Surface, and Edge Blend. The Object Fill method will likely be the most commonly used, and it is the default fill method.Object Fill: Great for removing moving objects in your footage.Surface: Ideal for removing stickers, decals, or logos on a smooth surface.Edge Blend: Fast method, best used on low-detail surfaces like paper.