Instrument store – Swedish Music Shop http://swedishmusicshop.com/ Tue, 17 May 2022 04:13:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://swedishmusicshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Instrument store – Swedish Music Shop http://swedishmusicshop.com/ 32 32 Patti LuPone Shaming Merch Is Broadway’s Hot New Look https://swedishmusicshop.com/patti-lupone-shaming-merch-is-broadways-hot-new-look/ Tue, 17 May 2022 03:42:32 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/patti-lupone-shaming-merch-is-broadways-hot-new-look/ This is the new line of props that no self-respecting theater kid can do without. TodayTix, the live theater-focused mobile ticketing app, has a few new additions to its online gift shop. A button at the top of their homepage encourages visitors to “Shop Patti LuPone Merch’, but you won’t find posters of the original […]]]>

This is the new line of props that no self-respecting theater kid can do without.

TodayTix, the live theater-focused mobile ticketing app, has a few new additions to its online gift shop. A button at the top of their homepage encourages visitors to “Shop Patti LuPone Merch’, but you won’t find posters of the original Broadway series Avoided or CDs of Heat wave: Patti LuPone sings Irving Berlin. Instead, there’s a celebration of a much more recent triumph.

As we reported earlier this week, the two-time Tony winner went to war with an audience member who didn’t wear her mask properly during a Stephen Sondheim post-show chat. Companyin which LuPone co-stars with Katrina Lenk.

“That’s the rule,” the 73-year-old Long Island-born legend reminded the wandering theatergoer. “If you don’t want to follow the rule, get the hell out!”

While LuPone’s statement (and the “Who do you think you are?!?” rhetoric) Gypsy and Norma Desmond in sunset boulevard didn’t have it. “We pay your salary!” she dared (dared!) to suggest.

“You pay my salary? Bullshit!” LuPone fired back.”Chris Harper pays my salary,” she said, naming one of the best producers in the Company the comeback.

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It’s unlikely the London-based producer ever dreamed he’d become a meme, but that’s what happens when Patti LuPone shouts your name at unsophisticated rubes who act rudely at the-a-ter. As such, a “Chris Harper pays my salary” t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug or (of course) mask can now be purchased from the TodayTix store.

The collection also includes derivative products with the line “WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?” dated 2009 (see below on that) and 2022. Also, tote bags with “the full rant”. (We quibble a bit, though, in calling it a rant. A righteous reprimand is more like that!)

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50 years later, the local music store still makes us dream https://swedishmusicshop.com/50-years-later-the-local-music-store-still-makes-us-dream/ Sun, 15 May 2022 04:00:39 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/50-years-later-the-local-music-store-still-makes-us-dream/ For children like us, it was a magical place. A place where you could go on a Saturday morning and turn into someone else, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Buddy Rich. When you dream about music, learning to play an instrument is the first rung of your imaginary ladder. And in this place you could play […]]]>

For children like us, it was a magical place. A place where you could go on a Saturday morning and turn into someone else, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Buddy Rich. When you dream about music, learning to play an instrument is the first rung of your imaginary ladder. And in this place you could play to your heart’s content.

Any budding rock star knows what I’m talking about.

The music store. An endless line of sparkling guitars. A wall of amplifiers, like big sentries with screens for chests. The keyboards, one after the other, smile at you with their white and black teeth. And the batteries. Oh the batteries! Maybe if you just sit down, start tapping lightly, see if anyone notices, then maybe a little harder, then tap the cymbals, and your foot, there it goes on the top hat shape or the bass pedal, and look here! You keep the rhythm!

That was the purpose of the music store. Dip. Sampling the fantasy. It didn’t matter where he was or what was around. Maybe a mall. Or a converted barn. Or a store near the car wash. Or a crowded urban location where you had to climb steps to access different levels of instruments.

Every music store was different and every music store was the same. Practice rooms. Tools. Every spare inch covered by amps, cymbals, strings, microphones. Long-haired kid in the corner playing “Stairway to Heaven”, head down, staring at his fingers.

For many Michiganders, that music store was — and still is — a place called Huber Breese Music on Groesbeck in Fraser, built 50 years ago from an old 800-square-foot laundromat. The owners, Paul Huber and Terry Breese, had worked together to teach music at another store that had closed. So they teamed up, opened a little new place, and before they knew it, many teachers from the old store were working there.

A group splits up. A new group is formed.

It all started with a lesson

“The backbone of our store has always been education,” said Huber, who celebrates 50 years in business this weekend. “At one point, we had up to 600 students. The kids come to learn and that’s a good income, but it’s also the number of people who walk into your store every day, ready to buy instruments.

At first, Huber and Breese didn’t have the money to store anything. “It wasn’t until a year later,” Huber said, that they even started carrying items.

But eventually Huber, a guitarist, and Breese, a drummer, built up an inventory that would make Jimi Hendrix jealous. They added space and more space, including a second level.

The guitars were their backbone. They offer over 1,000 today, ranging from wooden starter acoustic models to collectibles from manufacturers like Gibson and Les Paul.

They are also loaded with drums, keyboards, saxophones, trumpets, flutes, string instruments and percussion. Every music store these days carries recording gear for home studio use, and Huber and Breese are no exception.

But the heartbeat, as Huber says, is always the teaching. “We have children who are only 7 or 8 years old, and of course we have teenagers. But there are also a lot of older people. They retire and say, ‘I always wanted to learn to play guitar.’ ”

They come in dragging their suitcases. But they come out lighter, because they are a little closer to their dream of playing well. This is what sets music stores apart from other outlets. In most stores, you walk in to buy something.

The music stores you go to be Something.

And the beat continues

By now you guessed I was one of those music store kids. In fourth grade, I took guitar lessons in a cramped back room of a New Jersey store, and after I finished, I hung around, staring longingly at the teenagers who looked so cool in their jeans and tie shirts. -dye, effortlessly play “Magic Carpet Ride” by Steppenwolf.

If I was working on the nerf, I’d find a corner and plug my guitar into various amplifiers, trying out a knob called a “tremolo” that created a throaty sound, famously used in Tommy James & the Shondells’ “Crimson and Clover.” Later, when I became a pianist, I tried the different keyboards with a specific jazz piece that I had memorized just for the occasion to play in a music store, not wanting to pass for an amateur.

Even so, I was no more than average. But the point of those long aisles in the music store wasn’t how good you were; it was how good you could get.

It’s no surprise that Huber and Breese are musicians themselves and both got stuck after they finished working. Breese died 12 years ago shortly after playing a gig with his musician friends. Huber, who has always sported long, wavy hair and always looks like he’s on tour with the Doobie Brothers, is making soldiers, honoring his dear friend this weekend.

“Why was it Huber-Breese and not Breese-Huber?” I asked Paul.

“Terry used to ask the same thing,” he laughed. In the end, they decided “Huber-Breese” was more rhythmic, two syllables followed by one, which is about the perfect way to decide what to call a music store.

Paul Simon once wrote a lyric:

“Here’s to all the boys who came out early,

transport soft guitars in cardboard cases,

All night long,

where did those boys go?

You don’t have to wonder. These boys — and girls — can still be heard in the rafters of stores like Huber Breese. Sit. Take chopsticks or a pick. Put your hands on the keys. And play, man, play.

Contact Mitch Albom: malbom@freepress.com. Find the latest updates with his charities, books and events on MitchAlbom.com. Follow him on Twitter @mitchalbom.

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Man faces forgery charges in addition to armed robbery https://swedishmusicshop.com/man-faces-forgery-charges-in-addition-to-armed-robbery/ Fri, 13 May 2022 18:06:00 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/man-faces-forgery-charges-in-addition-to-armed-robbery/ UTICA — A Utica man recently charged with an armed robbery at Stewart’s Shop in Bridgewater also faces charges after fake checks and blank checks were found at his home, according to the Utica Police Department. . The sheriff’s office said Hamadi Muya, 22, robbed the Stewart store at gunpoint on April 15 and then […]]]>

UTICA — A Utica man recently charged with an armed robbery at Stewart’s Shop in Bridgewater also faces charges after fake checks and blank checks were found at his home, according to the Utica Police Department. .

The sheriff’s office said Hamadi Muya, 22, robbed the Stewart store at gunpoint on April 15 and then fled the store.

The Utica Police Department participated in the investigation and said it searched Muya’s residence in Utica on May 3.

During the search, police said they found several fraudulent checks, blank check paper and a printer.

Police said the checks came from a local credit union, with a local auto company listed as the owner of the checks.

The police spoke to the bank and the company and confirmed that the checks were not legitimate.

Police said the checks were also issued to various people for amounts over $7,500.

Muya was eventually located and taken into custody for the May 3 robbery, and he was charged with the robbery. Utica police said Muya was additionally charged with eight counts of second-degree possession of a counterfeit instrument and one count of felony possession of a counterfeit device.

He is scheduled to appear in Utica City Court.

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Beyond the Falls of Art https://swedishmusicshop.com/beyond-the-falls-of-art/ Wed, 11 May 2022 21:53:14 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/beyond-the-falls-of-art/ CHICAGO — We all have our artistic weaknesses. Me, I’m a sucker for anything made from found objects. Call it reassignment, appropriation, sampling, borrowing, assemblage, or any of the varieties of collage — photocollage, DIY, take-off. Just maybe not upcycling. Nothing ruins a word like the lifestyle genre. Anyway, I was wondering if this style […]]]>

CHICAGO — We all have our artistic weaknesses. Me, I’m a sucker for anything made from found objects. Call it reassignment, appropriation, sampling, borrowing, assemblage, or any of the varieties of collage — photocollage, DIY, take-off. Just maybe not upcycling. Nothing ruins a word like the lifestyle genre.

Anyway, I was wondering if this style of art making might be unique to Chicago, as many of our most exciting local artists owe their materials to the dumpster, or at least the thrift store. Take Theaster Gates, famous for transforming abandoned buildings into cultural spaces, and whose How to sell equipment show at Gray Warehouse last summer involved artfully displaying existing inventory from a South Side True Value store he purchased in its entirety when it went out of business. Consider Jessica Stockholder, who in the past has used old sofas, a freezer, a street lamp, a washing machine, and an automobile, among other things, to construct and support her rambling sculptures. In Specific shapes at Kavi Gupta, which closed in February, she did the impossible: transform broken desktop printers, a bane of office durability, into something aesthetically exciting.

Installation view of An instrument in the shape of a woman at the Chicago Cultural Center. Pictured: artwork by Selina Trepp
Installation view of An instrument in the shape of a woman at the Chicago Cultural Center. Pictured: artwork by Leslie Baum

What else have Chicago artists been making brilliant use of lately? Sam Jaffe transformed flashy knitwear (the kind you can no longer call Cosby sweaters) into artful op-art canvases for muscle memory, his March show at 65 Grand. Claire Ashley, Judith Brotman and Cameron Clayborn would send each other materials – from scraps to finished pieces – then incorporate them into the outrageous inflatables and endlessly inventive little builds of mild allergya winter exhibition at the Glass Curtain Gallery.

Reassignment probably isn’t a thing in Chicago, though, if I’m being historically honest. It seems to be a fundamental instinct of makers everywhere and always, from Gee’s Bend Quilters to Robert Rauschenberg, from your kindergarten teacher to the builders of the Arch of Constantine, who incorporated spoiled, fragments of earlier structures, a common practice in Late Antiquity. Local or not, I’ll take the collage wherever I can find it, and right now it’s on the ground floor of the Chicago Cultural Center. Currently on view in a building that once served as the city’s central public library is the exhibit An instrument in the shape of a woman. Named after a line from “Planetarium,” a poem by Adrienne Rich celebrating 18th-century astronomer Caroline Herschel, the show features three mid-career Chicago artists, all creators of resolutely hand-crafted abstractions and colors that sometimes end up in a deceptive charm. stop motion animations. For practical, ethical, aesthetic and other reasons, they all continually reuse their own and others’ creations into new works of art.

Installation view of An instrument in the shape of a woman at the Chicago Cultural Center. Pictured: artwork by Leslie Baum

Let’s start with Selina Trepp, who provides a free zine outlining the reasons for her decision to stop bringing new material into the studio 10 years ago. This principle has had enviable effects: less money spent, more time saved, aesthetic adjustments, learning new things, less work-related anxiety and ultimately a happier life. His appearance is inexhaustibly delicious and a bit mischievous. There’s a series of ‘Dirty Drawings’, mysterious and surprisingly vivid palimpsests created by leaving old drawings on the floor until they’ve been altered enough by stepping on them, then adding some more. “Utility Piece”, a large diamond from Cinefoil covered in irregular patterns of tape, foil and paint, has been around since 2015 to solve tricky installation situations like an awkward bookshelf or, here, a large blank wall .

Because all places should offer seats for watching videos, but too often Trepp provides their own, made from solid scraps; try to spot the floral painted cardboard that forms the backdrop of “Stage/Seating” in the immersive stop-motion animation projected onto the gallery walls. Declaratively titled “I work with what I have”, it is a whimsical 40-minute loop that could be understood as revealing the secret life of leftover art. What do they do when there are no humans around? Lots of fun, apparently.

Installation view of An instrument in the shape of a woman at the Chicago Cultural Center. Pictured: artwork by Diane Christiansen
Installation view of An instrument in the shape of a woman at the Chicago Cultural Center. Pictured: artwork by Diane Christiansen

Do you know what else is fun? Paint with other people. In 2017, Leslie Baum launched the “Plein Air Project”, inviting friends, colleagues and even strangers to join her on painting appointments in a park, backyard, botanical garden or in another natural space. She saved the resulting watercolors, made photocopies of them, cut them out, and rearranged their blended parts into collage studies for a series of large canvases, 13 of which are on display at the Cultural Center. They are eerie and deeply pleasing images, done in fine luminescent acrylic washes, and they are as much portmanteau landscapes as they are impressionistic recollections of the encounters the people who made the original sketches had in these places, including Baum. In a generous gesture, in terms of sharing inspiration, and helpful in understanding how the project worked, Baum’s paintings hang above a shallow display case that wraps around the gallery and contains dozens of these early sketches to watercolor. A visitor can stop to watch “shape the day: rs, ac and ph” and play the charming game of locating its visual elements – the shape of the broken heart, the staccato marks in shades of blue – in the sketches in full air below. Nothing ever appears exactly as it once was. Instead, it gives rise to something new, and perhaps something else as well.

A Buddhist might call these successions of creation and reuse samsara, the cycle of death and rebirth with which they believe life in the material world is linked. Diane Christiansen, the third artist in the exhibition and an “eternal student of Buddhism”, suggests it in some of her stop-motion animations and paintings, as well as in a bench molded from layers and layers of old drawings. ‘animation. Sit on them and watch what they once were, in videos that are both fierce and funny, dark and light. It’s toons where nothing stays a thing for long: In “Speck,” radiant drops become a planet, grow spindly power poles that turn into biting alligator jaws, turn gray and flat and brushy, and then host a farm. who transforms into a giant, watery-eyed toad, which spits out a galaxy of rainbow spots. (There is also a walking vaginal hand, but it is an independent figure.) So are Christiansen’s small plaster paintings, with their patina of erasing and reworking, repairing and graffiti, their sense of be fragments of frescoes or tiles. The casts are sometimes also used as animation images, and one even found himself embedded in a large flamboyant red painting on paper titled “The Last Days of Capitalism”. After so much reassignment and continuation, it seems the end is near. Have we finally reached nirvana? If only!

Installation view of An instrument in the shape of a woman at the Chicago Cultural Center. Pictured: artwork by Diane Christiansen

An instrument in the shape of a woman continues at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 East Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois) through September 4. The exhibition was curated by Annie Morse.

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Nigerians can pay their bills with CBDC eNaira https://swedishmusicshop.com/nigerians-can-pay-their-bills-with-cbdc-enaira/ Tue, 10 May 2022 18:56:11 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/nigerians-can-pay-their-bills-with-cbdc-enaira/ The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has become the latest government agency to allow bill payment using digital currency when it approved the use of the upgraded version of its central bank digital currency (CBDC), eNaira. , according to a Vanguard report Monday, May 9. ). CBN said the move was part of its efforts […]]]>

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has become the latest government agency to allow bill payment using digital currency when it approved the use of the upgraded version of its central bank digital currency (CBDC), eNaira. , according to a Vanguard report Monday, May 9. ).

CBN said the move was part of its efforts to increase the use of digital currency, including awareness campaigns in major markets across the country. Bariboloka Koyor, CBN Branch Controller, Lagos announced it at Kairo Market in Oshodi Lagos in conjunction with Bizi Mobile, according to the report.

“Starting next week there will be an upgrade to the eNaira speed wallet app which will allow you to perform transactions such as paying DSTV or electricity bills or even paying tickets plane,” Koyor said. “Also the USSD code *997# has come out and it’s just for more people to be aware of it and start using it.

“With eNiara fast wallet, compared to internet banking that many are used to, it is fast and convenient and there are no fees.”

According to Koyor, CBN launched the USSD code for eNaira to make it easier to register and use the digital coin.

“The eNaira will be an instrument that will be used in the future by the government to disburse the funds they want to give to alleviate poverty, so the advantage is that people get on board early,” he said. he continued. “This is a project that the CBN has rolled out to reach every Nigerian in terms of financial inclusion and in terms of banking efficiency, reliability and security so that we can do banking transactions very easily and safely. and that Nigerians can enjoy the benefits of eNaira.

“It’s a new project and people in the market are excited about the project and have accepted it and we are raising awareness among people all over the country.”

Related: Interswitch: Infrastructure Alone Won’t Solve Nigeria’s Unbanked and Underbanked Problem

Nigeria is home to around 38 million people, or 36% of adults, who are considered financially excluded. The government has set a target of 95% financial inclusion by 2024.

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NEW PYMNTS DATA: THE TRUTH ABOUT BNPL AND STORED CARDS – APRIL 2022

On: Shoppers who have store cards use them for 87% of all eligible purchases – but that doesn’t mean retailers should start buy now, pay later (BNPL) options at checkout. The Truth About BNPL and Store Cards, a collaboration between PYMNTS and PayPal, surveyed 2,161 consumers to find out why providing both BNPL and Store Cards is key to helping merchants maximize conversion.

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Flower donations; new building sold; more – Loveland Reporter-Herald https://swedishmusicshop.com/flower-donations-new-building-sold-more-loveland-reporter-herald/ Sun, 08 May 2022 15:33:12 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/flower-donations-new-building-sold-more-loveland-reporter-herald/ Big O Tires remembers moms with flowers Big O Tires of Loveland, continuing its tradition, delivered potted flowers to Lakeview Commons Nursing Facilities, Good Samaritan Society and Brookdale Mariana Butte for Mother’s Day. Big O Tires of Loveland purchased potted flowers for nearly 170 Fossil Creek Nursery moms for the effort, a news release said. […]]]>

Big O Tires remembers moms with flowers

Big O Tires of Loveland, continuing its tradition, delivered potted flowers to Lakeview Commons Nursing Facilities, Good Samaritan Society and Brookdale Mariana Butte for Mother’s Day.

Big O Tires of Loveland purchased potted flowers for nearly 170 Fossil Creek Nursery moms for the effort, a news release said.

The Mother’s Day tradition began eight years ago and was the brainchild of Big O Tires owner Dana Foote, who along with his wife, Laura, wanted to make sure moms in a nursing home know they weren’t forgotten on Mother’s Day.

The first year, they delivered 25 potted flowers to mothers at a nursing home and, after receiving thank you cards and feedback, decided to make it an annual tradition, the statement said.

Office building sold for $1.925 million

Investment brokerage firm SVN Denver Commercial has announced the sale of 2948 Ginnala Drive in Loveland, an 8,200 square foot office building.

The newly constructed office building was sold to a single owner/user, an engineering firm, for $1,925,000.

Cobey Wess with the North Colorado Division of SVN Denver Commercial represented the seller, Ginnala Plaza, LLC. Dalton Sybrant with Keller Williams Realty Northern Colorado represented the buyer.

The seller will complete the leasehold improvements totaling $700,000.

Office Chair Plans Rooftop Social Events

Desk Chair Workspace, 201 E. Fourth St., Loveland, will offer monthly rooftop social events from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays, May 27, June 10, July 22, and August 26.

The rooftop will open from 5 p.m. and DJ Brian Howe will start the music at 6 p.m.
Admission is $5. Tickets are two-hour time slots.

RSVPs are necessary as space will be limited. Visit eventbrite.com/e/rooftop-social-tickets-321363265177.

New storage facility opens on Second Street in Burgdorf

The grand opening of the new 2nd Street self-storage facility will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18.

The public is welcome. Facility owners Nick Husen and Chineze Christopher will be present, as well as the Burgdorf Chamber of Commerce.

The storage development is located at 945 N. Second St., Burgdorf, close to local commerce and surrounding residences.

It features over 66,000 square feet of a mix of drive-through and climate-controlled storage, with units in multiple sizes; sale of boxes, locks, tape and packaging supplies; and security technology, including cameras, lighting, and secure access to property and units.

McCauley Constructors, Inc. completed the new storage facility in April.

Fort Collins grocers no longer offer plastic bags

Fort Collins’ plastic bag ordinance went into effect May 1.

Under the ordinance passed by the city in 2021, major grocery stores will no longer provide plastic bags for grocery shopping, and there will be a 10-cent charge for each paper bag, except for customers who participate. to local, state and federal programs. aid programs.

Stores covered by the order include five King Soopers locations, four Safeway locations, three Target locations, two Sprouts locations, two Walmart locations, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Lucky’s Market, according to the city’s website.

The money raised will be shared between the grocers and the city of Fort Collins, with the grocers using their share for staff training, paper bag cost recovery, promotional items and signage for their stores. The city will use its share for efforts to reduce plastic pollution, reduce waste, and increase efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

The city encourages shoppers to bring reusable bags.

For more details, visit ourcity.fcgov.com/plastics/widgets/27011/faqs.

Kristi Briles to head Respite Care Inc.

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Kristi Briles has been named the new CEO of Respite Care Inc., which provides acute care for children with developmental disabilities, providing respite for their families.

“After a very thorough search, by a committed search committee, Kristi is the perfect person to lead this incredible organization. She has the experience, positive attitude and passion to lead respite care as we go. as the agency moves forward,” LeAnn Massey, the current chief executive, said in a press release.

Massey will retire on June 1, 2022.

Briles worked in the Thompson School District for 10 years as a special education administrator. She earned her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University, a master’s degree in educational leadership from Argosy University, and a license as director of special education from the University of Northern Colorado.

She has lived in Loveland since 2000 and has three children.

“I am humbled and honored to be part of an organization that has served children, families and our community since 1982. I am thrilled to join the respite care team as we maintain the mission and philosophy , while expanding to serve more children and families in our community,” Briles said in the release.

Online job fair for women offered on Tuesday

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment will host a virtual career fair for women and female veterans from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Many women have lost their jobs due to the pandemic, and the job fair is designed to help them find jobs and learn about free career counseling services, according to a press release.

Attendees will not only be able to connect with employers who are hiring, but they will also be able to learn about learning opportunities, mental health and childcare resources, how changes in employment affect benefits such as TANF and SNAP, VA disability claims, financial planning and more.

Sign up at bit.ly/3w9ktrk.

The EV webinar will take place on May 19

Drive Electric Colorado will be offering a webinar at 7 p.m. on May 19 on “How You Can Afford an Electric Vehicle.”

The free virtual event is designed to help interested Coloradans learn more about the process of buying and owning an electric vehicle and the financial incentives available. Denver 7 broadcaster Mike Nelson will talk about his EV experience.

“We are very excited to host this webinar because it will be a great source of information for people at any point in their EV journey,” said Julia Davila, communications and engagement manager for Drive Clean Colorado, in A press release. “We understand that there are many questions surrounding not only the buying process, but also owning and maintaining an electric vehicle, and we believe this webinar will provide answers to many of these questions to help people to feel informed and confident in their decision when switching to an electric vehicle.”

The event will also feature a panel of volunteer EV coaches to answer questions about EV affordability, financial incentives, charging, environmental benefits of owning an EV and more.

Register for the virtual event at bit.ly/3KWUmZP.

In short

  • Neighbor to Neighbor, along with Kittle Real Estate and Snaptron Inc., received the 2022 Torch Award for Ethics at the April 28 Better Business Bureau Torch Award Luncheon.
  • The Loveland Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on April 26 for Points West Community Bank’s new Loveland location. The bank is located at 295 E. 29th St. in the Orchards Mall.
  • The Loveland Kohl’s store located at 1340 Sculptor Drive will celebrate the grand opening of Sephora at Kohl’s on May 13. The store opening will feature a limited edition chalk art installation.
  • Loveland’s Yucca Dune has been granted a patent (#11,305,831, originally filed March 1, 2019) developed by Tim Ryschon, Loveland, for a mobile performance system.
  • Woodward of Fort Collins was awarded a patent (#11,307,069, originally filed March 6, 2020) developed by four co-inventors for an “Ultrasonic flowmeter in a bypass channel coupled in parallel with a flow”. Co-inventors are Gregory Pulley, Loveland; Jordan Loos, Rockford, Ill.; Austin Mueller, Clinton, Wis.; and Michael L. Hahn, Rockford, Illinois.
  • Covidien of Mansfield, Mass., has been granted a patent (#11,304,721, originally filed January 28, 2020) developed by Kenneth E. Netzel, Loveland, for an “ultrasound surgical instrument with assist function couple.
  • Covidien of Mansfield, Mass., was granted a patent (#11,304,717, originally filed June 10, 2020) developed by six co-inventors for “Cutting Mechanisms for End Effector Assemblies, Instruments, and Systems surgical”. Co-inventors are Duane E. Kerr, Loveland; Thomas E. Drochner, Longmont; David J. Van Tol, Boulder; Gary M. Couture, Ward; James D. Allen IV, Broomfield; and Robert M. Sharp, Boulder.

Schedule

  • Night on the town, 6-9 p.m., Friday, May 13, in downtown Loveland near Fourth Street. Live music, restaurant specials and gallery openings. Website: www.lovelandnightonthetown.org.

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“A mother in shock after the confession of the theft of her son”, says a police officer https://swedishmusicshop.com/a-mother-in-shock-after-the-confession-of-the-theft-of-her-son-says-a-police-officer/ Sat, 07 May 2022 11:33:21 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/a-mother-in-shock-after-the-confession-of-the-theft-of-her-son-says-a-police-officer/ Aliyu Giwa, a police officer, has revealed an unusual story of a mother’s horror after her son, a choir member, admitted to being a member of a robbery gang and even buried the ammunition in the ‘church. Aliyu said in a Facebook post that the suspect’s sister took to social media to accuse police of […]]]>

Aliyu Giwa, a police officer, has revealed an unusual story of a mother’s horror after her son, a choir member, admitted to being a member of a robbery gang and even buried the ammunition in the ‘church.

Aliyu said in a Facebook post that the suspect’s sister took to social media to accuse police of wrongfully arresting her brother and accusing him of armed robbery.

His mother also accused the police of making a mistake in arresting her son, saying he could never be an armed robber.

He claimed that after the suspect confessed to the crime, everyone was stunned.

Her post reads: “To be honest, I’ve learned never to judge a book by its cover.

“The first impression counts, they say! True or false? Sometimes this postulation does not work. My opinion though.

“Well, only God knows the heart of a man!

A few years ago, on one of my Instagram posts. Someone commented, “your stupid, useless co-workers are starting over; oh, please check your DM.

After checking my DM, I reached out to the person and asked, “What happened ma’am?”, she explained that her brother was arrested for no reason.

I was amazed at his response ‘For no reason?’

“The police wouldn’t just come to your house to arrest you for no reason,” I said.

She then replied, “When we went to the police station yesterday, they informed us that it was an armed robbery. And I swear to the God who made me, my brother knows nothing about this so-called case of armed robbery.

“My brother is still at church. He is in the church choir and the church drummer. He is also in charge of the store where they keep the church’s musical instruments.

“Long story short, I begged her to meet me the next day at the department where her brother was arrested, which she graciously agreed to.

“By the next day the story had gone viral on social media. I received a series of insults and DMs. A funny part of the story was that when she posted the story, she didn’t didn’t put the part that it was a “case of armed robbery”.

“The story had a different coloring to what she told me, but as a policeman who is presumed to be everyone’s friend, I just stayed silent anxiously waiting for the next day.

“At some point, the next day became too far for me as the tags, insults & DMs became unbearable.

“Around 8:35 p.m. the next day, my phone rang.

I answered and said, “Hello, please, who is this?” The caller replied, “I am Mama A, the mother of the boy who was illegally arrested. We are already there

“So I said ‘Oh ma’am, hello ma’am, I’ll meet you up there’

“Mama A: Ok, my son (in a tearful voice).

In my mind, I was like ‘God have mercy.’ I arrived and met them with the IPO (investigating police officer).

“IPO: Oga, good morning sir

“Me: Hello! What happened? What is it about ?

“IPO: Oga, it’s a robbery case and 3 people have been shot dead.

“Me: Alright! So what’s this guy’s connection to the ground case?

“IPO: He is one of them, sir.

“Mom A: shouted “Blood of Jesus” my son is not brought up like that! God forbid oh! My son cannot be, would not, and never will be an armed robber.

“It’s a shining star!” The devil will never get me and my family,” she added, crying profusely.

I told her “Please, mum, calm down, we’ll get to the bottom of the matter”

Meanwhile, the pastor of the church he works for was also there.

So I said to the pastor, “Dad, please help us talk to mom to calm her down.”

“Pastor: My son, I must say that I am not happy with your men!

I told everyone (IPO, Mama A, Pastor, etc.), “let’s meet with the officer in charge (OC) of the department”.

At the CO’s office, the following conversations ensued;

“Me: Hello sir! (Hit my leg and salute).

“OC: Giwa! How are you?

“Me: I’m fine, sir.

OC smiled and said “you came for this business, right?”

Me: Yes sir.

“OC: IPO, please bring the boy.

When the boy came in I saw the guy and started to doubt that he really did the crime because of his appearance.

“He looked really cool and calm. He looked really responsible and cool.

In my head, I thought this guy must be innocent.

I thought to myself, ‘what am I going to do?’ Also, my phone hasn’t stopped beeping since the night before.

Immediately, the OC said, “Giwa, I saw what the sister wrote on the Internet.

“I wanted to read the story so everyone could hear what she wrote.

A DM just appeared out of nowhere saying; “You bastard, you and your fellow cops will die young, your families will die too”

At this point, I was scared.

I read what she posted to everyone’s audience in the room, and the pastor called her name and said, “I told you not to say anything until we’re done.” went out.

The IPO said, “Oga, please, I want to talk!”

“OC: Carry on.

“IPO: He confessed!

“OC: What is it?

“IPO: He confessed that he just helps them keep their arms up.

“Mom A: “Oh Jesus!” The devil is a liar!

“Pastor: said silently “Jesus Christ” with his eyes closed.

“IPO: He promised to take us to the place where he hides the weapon and ammunition.

“OC: Where are you hiding them?

“Boy: Inside the church (instrument store).

“The pastor couldn’t help himself,” he shouted.

In the middle of the confession, his sister was already making another thread on twitter insulting me, the OC and the IPO!

I decided to check my phone during this awkward moment and was surprised to see my mentions.

Her sister got up and left the CO office before I noticed what she had posted.

“Oc: IPO, take the boy and get the weapons and ammunition.

“IPO: Alright sir.

“When they arrived at the church (musical instrument store), they found a bag with an Ak 47, two locally made rifles and ammunition.

“Afterwards, the boy confessed that he had followed them for operations “only 2 times”.

“He said the second attempt was the day they killed three people.

“Oc: How long have you been helping them hide weapons and ammunition?

“Boy: About two years now.

Mom didn’t know he had a car!

“He and his friends told the friend’s dad he was an ‘internet fraudster,’ but they weren’t reprimanded.

“Subsequently, the sister and her friend either deleted their social media IDs or changed their names after this event.

“Please keep in mind that not all SM threads are what they are made out to be. Before you take sides, you need to hear from both sides.

“Let’s use social media to influence each other positively and tell good stories about our society.

“We must not use it to give false information and condemn what our society has built.

“Don’t use it to bully people and stereotype them.

“Finally the guy and his gang have been brought to justice,” the post concluded.

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20 Questions to Louie Vega – Billboard https://swedishmusicshop.com/20-questions-to-louie-vega-billboard/ Mon, 02 May 2022 14:43:44 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/20-questions-to-louie-vega-billboard/ You can’t talk about New York house music without talking about Louie Vega. A key figure on the scene in the city and beyond since the ’80s, Vega’s story reads like a dance music legend: Born in the Bronx into a Puerto Rican musical family that included his uncle, the legend of salsa dancer Héctor […]]]>

You can’t talk about New York house music without talking about Louie Vega.

A key figure on the scene in the city and beyond since the ’80s, Vega’s story reads like a dance music legend: Born in the Bronx into a Puerto Rican musical family that included his uncle, the legend of salsa dancer Héctor Lavoe, Vega entered the club scene as a teenager and was soon touring institutions like Studio 54, where he helped launch the house genre and cross it with disco, funk and Latin influences. In the early ’90s, Vega teamed up with Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez to form the legendary duo Masters At Work; his solo work also garnered six Grammy nominations and a win in 2008 for his remix of Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly.”

Throughout this time, Vega has maintained an ambitious touring schedule and a consistent string of singles and albums, the latest of which is Extensions in New York. Released last Friday (April 29) on Nervous Records, the 22-track, two-and-a-half-hour album plays like a long jam session you’d be lucky enough to see happening after hours at the club.

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This is by design, the LP taking inspiration from Vega’s Expansion NYC parties. Launched in February 2019 in Manhattan and Brooklyn, these events were less DJ sets and more musical jam sessions featuring a tight-knit group of musicians, dancers, poets and other creatives churning out freewheeling musical grooves that crossed genres and lasted. usually until 3 am.

With the album, Vega captures the spirit of these events for anyone unable to attend in person, bringing in a team of top collaborators – Robyn, Moodymann, Honey Dijon, Kerri Chandler – and a sprawling lineup of world-class musicians. Even Vega’s wife, DJ and singer Anané, and her son make appearances.

“I reached out to her when she was upstairs and asked if she could come downstairs and drop some lyrics and she just nailed it,” Vega says. Billboard. “Having my wife and son on my album means the world to me, nothing like it!”

1. Where are you in the world right now, and what is the setting?

In Naples, Italy. I’m here with Anané, we’re having our The Ritual With Anané & Louie Vega party at an outdoor beach party for over 2,000 people. The setting is a beautiful modern hotel overlooking the water, and the views are a castle and the great Mount Vesuvius.

2. What was the first album or piece of music you bought for yourself, and what was the medium?

The first album I bought was maybe Saturday night fever in 10 years. I saw the movie with two of my sisters, and it led me straight to this record store where I used to go down the block on Westchester Ave. and Manor Ave. I frequented this store at an early age.

3. What did your parents do for a living when you were a child, and what do they or did they think of what you do for a living now?

My parents were separated, but lived a block away from each other. When families migrated from Puerto Rico, they tended to live close to each other. There was a lot more unification. I lived with my grandmother when I was seven, and my mother lived a block away with three of my sisters, where she raised them. My mother worked in Paterson, New Jersey, as an accountant for a factory. My father worked for a courier delivering parcels with his van; he also played tenor saxophone in local salsa bands.

Later in life, when they were living with my grandmother, they noticed that I loved DJing. But my grandmother and her daughter—one of her three daughters—didn’t think it was real work, because it had no benefits and wasn’t consistent. It wasn’t until 1986 that… I was working on a remix for a Sleeping Bag Records artist named Nocera, the song was called “Let’s Go”. It was on this project that I invited my grandmother and my aunt to the studio in New York. When they arrived and saw the huge SSL mixer and a fancy studio – with just me and the engineer and heard the music playing while I let them know what I had done to the record – then they realized that it was a promising profession!

4. What was the first non-material thing you bought for yourself when you started making money as an artist?

The first thing without equipment that I bought myself was a vehicle, a Pathfinder SUV in 1986.

5. If you had to recommend an album to someone who wants to get into dance music, what would you give them?

An album that I would recommend to someone looking to get into dance music is Nuyorican soul.

6. What’s the last song you listened to?

The last song I listened to yesterday was “From The Beginning” by Emerson, Lake & Palmer. This song was recommended to me by my son who plays guitar and sent me some tracks to listen to. (He’s been doing this lately.) I couldn’t stop playing this beautiful song. Now it reminds me of it. I played it all day.

7. What is the biggest problem that dance music is currently facing?

There are many, but here’s one and a simple one: dance music is so saturated these days. There are so many in the world, staying on top is timely work. It’s just knowing how to choose the good ones, and there are good ones. I’ve got my system, and it’s been working for years: if it moves me, it goes into my player.

8. What’s the most exciting thing happening in dance music right now?

The most exciting thing in dance music today is how far it has gone. Watching the world find out is fascinating. To be able to travel to those far and sometimes even remote places, see and hear the audience singing songs you’ve worked on in clubs and festivals, it’s just cosmic! What a feeling!

9. As a pioneer of house music, do you think the American public fully understands and appreciates house music?

The United States still has a long way to go and does not compare to what is happening in the world. But succeeding in the United States is where everyone is at. These are mostly the main cities we go to, so we feel the appreciation, and we feel it growing day by day with the festivals, clubs and events. Seeing them well attended is what’s happening now, so that’s a good sign!

Commercially, very few make it, but I think the time is right for house music to cross over, as I see pop interest, Grammy recognition, and hear it subliminally in advertisements, commercials, etc. The DJ profession is a phenomenon.

10. How can the genre continue to expand?

As long as we’re all on tour and spreading the love of music, it will continue. I speak on behalf of the entire dance community. There are so many hybrids of the sound now and many pockets of people who love the different sounds of house music.

11. Are there places where you don’t hear house music that you would like to listen to?

On the radio.

12. Are there places where you To do hear it and you’re like, “Whoa!”?

In commercials and advertisements.

13. Your work and your heritage are so tied to New York. What’s going on there in house music, and electronic music in general, that’s not happening anywhere else?

I am a New York native – born and raised in New York. The nightlife here was unique in my teenage years and has a lot to do with my musical upbringing. We have a long and rich history with electronic music. New York has this “swing”.

14. It looks like a series of really special performances influenced your new album. What is the story of a particularly epic?

I had a party in 2019 called Expansions NYC that I hosted and played for six hours on Wednesday nights. At 3 a.m. I was jamming with my keyboardist, guitarist, horn and flute, percussion, and the occasional vocalist and singers improvising while I DJed. I was recording my sets, and listening I heard cool grooves and rhythms.

I then recorded ideas during my weekly studio sessions, and it quickly became the basis of the album. One of them was particularly epic when I invited the poet Sugah Lyrics, with Axel Tosca on keyboards, Toni C on guitar and percussionists Ritmo y Tumbao and Sting Ray. It was that night that one of the first tracks came out after hearing the recording. I then contacted Sugah Lyrics about some words she dropped that night; after that, “A Place Where We Can All Be Free” came together!

15. What has been the proudest moment of your career so far?

Composing for Cirque du Soleil, performing it live at the Super Bowl and winning a Grammy were highlights of my career.

16. Are there any causes or charities you are involved with that you would like people to know about?

I’ve performed in various charities over the years, ranging from helping needy children to raising money for lands that have suffered natural disasters.

17. Where is your favorite place to listen to and experience dance music?

From live performance checks to cutting-edge venues with proper sound, there are several favorites. Just had the pleasure of playing Dante’s hi-fi room [in Miami], hosted by Music Director Rich Medina. I had a great time playing and listening to music there. For this album, I had the idea of ​​having album listening evenings in hi-fi rooms. We’ve done it so far in Miami, London, New York, then LA, Oakland, Atlanta and hopefully Paris, Italy, Berlin, Amsterdam and finally Tokyo. These places would be where I listen to music at its best.

18. What is the best business decision you have ever made?

The best business decision I ever made was not to sell my editions or my masters.

19. Who has been your greatest mentor and what was the best advice he gave you?

My greatest mentor was my uncle Héctor Lavoe; he taught me to have variation in everything I do.

20. What advice would you give to your younger self?

Trust your instincts, learn an instrument, play and make music with your heart.

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new business announcements, new home developments – Loveland Reporter-Herald https://swedishmusicshop.com/new-business-announcements-new-home-developments-loveland-reporter-herald/ Sun, 01 May 2022 15:04:57 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/new-business-announcements-new-home-developments-loveland-reporter-herald/ Loveland area trade briefings for May 1. Built-for-Rent® homes are coming to Kinston McWhinney and AHV Communities have announced plans to co-develop Built-for-Rent® homes in Kinston, a 3,000-acre Centerra-planned community in Loveland. The partnership plans to open 240 homes in the Kinston community of Centerra this year. The accommodations should be available in early 2023. […]]]>

Loveland area trade briefings for May 1.

Built-for-Rent® homes are coming to Kinston

McWhinney and AHV Communities have announced plans to co-develop Built-for-Rent® homes in Kinston, a 3,000-acre Centerra-planned community in Loveland.

The partnership plans to open 240 homes in the Kinston community of Centerra this year. The accommodations should be available in early 2023.

“In Colorado’s fiercely competitive home buying market, built-to-rent homes are a great option for those who aren’t ready to buy or need something larger than an apartment,” said Ray Pittman, president and CEO of McWhinney. in a press release.

The community will feature amenities that include a swimming pool, fitness center, and community center.

FIT4MOM launches May 9 in Loveland

FIT4MOM® will open at The Promenade Shops in Centerra on May 9 with a free Stroller Strides class, Stroller Barre class, kids activity giveaways, prizes and refreshments.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at 5971 Sky Pond Drive, Loveland.

Co-owners Rebecca Dennis and Nissa Lopez will be on hand to help lead the fun stroller-based full-body workout.

“I’m thrilled to bring the amazing FIT4MOM community to the women and moms of Loveland,” Lopez said. “FIT4MOM is creating a supportive community focused on wellness and fitness that can ultimately change the trajectory of your life, and I’m honored to lead moms to gain meaningful strength in motherhood.”

The public is welcome.

For more details, visit noco.fit4mom.com.

Sage Dermatologie moves to a new office

Sage Dermatology is moving from 1548 N. Boise Ave. at a new permanent address at 1907 N. Boise Ave., Suite 3, Loveland.

The practice, which has the new, larger office, will begin seeing patients there by Thursday.

The new site is directly across from McKee Medical Center and just north of McKee Park.

The services offered will still be skin exams, acne treatment, cancer treatment, aesthetic appointments and other hair, skin and nail treatments.

Dr. Sam Ecker is a Board Certified Dermatologist.

The practice is accepting new patients and can be reached at 970-682-3377. The website is sagedermco.com.

Burgdorf plans business appreciation week

Burgdorf Business Appreciation Week activities will kick off on Monday afternoon with business visits.

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mayor Will Karspeck, City Administrator Chris Kirk and Deputy City Administrator Jeremy Olinger will visit Burgdorf businesses celebrating milestones, according to an email from the city.

From noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, people can ask the experts (via Zoom) about business-related topics, including financing, labor, permits, zoning, and local or state regulations. Join the Zoom meeting at bit.ly/3vTFeaf.

From 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, a Business Appreciation Breakfast will be held at the TPC Colorado Clubhouse. Sign up at bit.ly/3LLh9JH.

From 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, a business appreciation social will be held at Independent Financial, 807 Mountain Ave., Burgdorf.

Opening of the Main Street fuel station with barbecue

The Main Street Johnstown fuel and convenience store will open with an opening barbecue from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The public is welcome.

The boutique gas station is located at 106 E. South First St., at the corner of South Parrish Avenue and South First Street.

The 1,614 square foot convenience store features an artisan coffee bar, a full line of fountain drinks at the soda fountain bar, an outdoor seating area, and new state-of-the-art Sinclair Dino pumps.

McCauley Constructors Inc. completed the new gas station prototype concept in April. Owner Manjeet Singh is currently exploring similar concepts along Front Range.

To learn more about McCauley Constructors, visit mccauleyconstructors.com or call 970-686-6300.

Forestar will build 1,500 homes in Revere

Forestar Group Inc. announced plans to build Revere in Johnstown, a new planned community.

The construction of the infrastructure is underway and the first phase of the reception sites should be open to builders at the end of 2022.

“Revere at Johnstown promises to complement our community, and we’re confident Forestar is developing this space with Johnstown’s uniqueness in mind,” Johnstown Mayor Gary Lebsack said in a press release.

The 460-acre community is currently expected to feature approximately 1,500 single-family residences and resort-style amenities.

CSU grads rally for better pay

The Graduate Workers Organizing Cooperative (GWOC) and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) announced plans to hold a rally at noon-1 p.m. Tuesday to demand that the needs of workers at Colorado State University , especially those who are underpaid, are prioritized. when budgeting.

The rally will be held at the CSU Administration Building, 900 Oval Drive, Fort Collins.

Organizers said in a press release that graduate workers, non-tenured faculty, many tenure-track faculty and staff do not receive sustainable salaries.

Most non-tenured professors earn $15,000 less than the national average for instructors and lecturers, the statement said.

To learn more, visit csugradworkers.org.

Trumark Begins Sale of Pelican Shores Homes

Trumark Homes has opened sales for the community of Pelican Shores, part of the planned Water Valley development in Windsor.

Pelican Shores features 59 single-family detached homes, including eight larger lakefront lots. Homebuyers can choose from 10 contemporary floor plans, including ranch and two-story plans.

Residents will have access to Water Valley amenities including swimming beaches, a private pool, tennis courts, fitness center, 27-hole championship golf course and miles of walking trails.

Prices start in the high $700,000s.

The community is located off Weld County Road 17 and New Liberty Road.

For details, call 970-410-1633 or visit bit.ly/38Ey9CE.

The virtual job fair will be held on Wednesday

The Colorado Department of Human Services and Colorado Workforce Centers will host a statewide virtual job fair, “Empowering Coloradans Day,” on Wednesday to fill more than 170 open positions in a wide range of fields, including health care, communications and others.

Representatives from CDHS and local labor centers will help participants learn what jobs are currently available and how to navigate the application process. Participants are encouraged to bring copies of their resume and any certifications they may have.

The job fair will be online from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; veterans have early access at 10 a.m., general public will be admitted at 10:30 a.m.

Virtual registration is done at pvapi.premiervirtual.com/s/xmaPPx.

In short

• The Loveland Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 26 for Points West Community Bank’s new Loveland location. The bank is located at 295 E. 29th St. in the Orchards Mall.

• Loveland’s Yucca Dune has been granted a patent (#11,305,831, originally filed March 1, 2019) developed by Tim Ryschon, Loveland, for a mobile performance system.

• Woodward of Fort Collins was awarded a patent (#11,307,069, originally filed March 6, 2020) developed by four co-inventors for “an ultrasonic flowmeter in a bypass channel coupled in parallel with a flow tube. ‘flow’. Co-inventors are Gregory Pulley, Loveland; Jordan Loos, Rockford, Ill.; Austin Mueller, Clinton, Wis.; and Michael L. Hahn, Rockford, Illinois.

• Covidien of Mansfield, Mass., has been granted a patent (No. 11,304,721, originally filed January 28, 2020) developed by Kenneth E. Netzel, Loveland, for an “ultrasound surgical instrument with assist function to the pair.

• Covidien of Mansfield, Mass., has been granted a patent (#11,304,717, originally filed June 10, 2020) developed by six co-inventors for “cutting mechanisms for assemblies, instruments and effector systems surgical terminals”. Co-inventors are Duane E. Kerr, Loveland; Thomas E. Drochner, Longmont; David J. Van Tol, Boulder; Gary M. Couture, Ward; James D. Allen IV, Broomfield; and Robert M. Sharp, Boulder.

Schedule

• Night on the Town, 6-9 p.m., Friday, May 13, in downtown Loveland near Fourth Street. Live music, restaurant specials and gallery openings. Website: www.lovelandnightonthetown.org.

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The Reporter-Herald strives to include newsworthy business news for its readers every Sunday. Trade briefings focus on Northern Colorado businesses, not trade promotions.

Items we consider for briefs include:
• New businesses.
• Business relocations.
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The information is due out by noon Wednesday for publication in the following Sunday’s business section. Information can be emailed to news@reporter-herald.com.

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KNWLS AW22 and the Woolmark Prize: What’s in Fashion https://swedishmusicshop.com/knwls-aw22-and-the-woolmark-prize-whats-in-fashion/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 18:15:55 +0000 https://swedishmusicshop.com/knwls-aw22-and-the-woolmark-prize-whats-in-fashion/ Icons, it’s the first weekend of May, which means the celebrities of the day are currently heading to New York to get fitted with awesome Gilded Glamor badges so they can enter the Met Gala and we can whistle or start the looks they’re wearing on social media. It’s tradition! Before that, though, we’ve got […]]]>

Icons, it’s the first weekend of May, which means the celebrities of the day are currently heading to New York to get fitted with awesome Gilded Glamor badges so they can enter the Met Gala and we can whistle or start the looks they’re wearing on social media. It’s tradition! Before that, though, we’ve got a whole host of fashion goodies to salivate over ahead of Monday. There are new collections from it-girl brand KNWLS and Victoria Beckham, a fun new football and fashion magazine from iD alumni and a photo book that celebrates the legacy of a Ralph Lauren staple. Of course, we also have a host of fun collaborations and links plus a toast to the winner of the prestigious Woolmark Prize. Here’s what’s trending!

Image courtesy of Longchamp.

Graffiti artist André Saraiva is emoji-fying Longchamp bags

Perhaps it was also a collaboration written in the stars, because when Longchamp moved into one of their very first showrooms in Paris, on the back of the door was the spray-painted face of M. A, the pretty smiley pattern that preceded tenant, graffiti artist André Saraiva, is famous for. Now, several years later, the French leather goods brand has recruited André to remix some of its bags, including its foldable piece, Le Pliage. 200 branded handhelds in recycled polyester canvas and a variety of bold tones will have their own unique Mr. A customization, perhaps cheekily with his tongue, happily in love or smiling contentedly. After launching online earlier this week, why not pick up a few and take them with you to express your current mood at all times. Can we get one that voices, like, a hot main character in their bimbo era? XL

Elgar Johnson’s new magazine hits hard

It’s no secret that the intersection of sport and fashion has been white-hot lately, with some of the world’s most famous athletes hitting magazine covers (hello, Phil Foden!) and winning. lucrative brand ambassadors. Until now, however, there had been no publication explicitly addressing this cultural crossover. Well come in circle zero eighta new print magazine run by the former QG Associate Style Editor and Fashion Director – and former iD TKTK – Elgar Johson. Founded with the intention of “[spotlighting] the unique power of sport to thrill and entertain as well as overcome prejudice, intolerance and discrimination,” reads a statement, the first issue – titled “FRESH” – conveys this message through fashion imagery. powerful. For circle zero eightfor the inaugural book of , Elgar selected three prominent sportsmen of the day who he believed spoke to the magazine’s core values. West Ham midfielder Declan Rice – a person who “exudes brilliance, talent and professionalism” and “one of the most exciting footballers in world football”, says Elgar – was shot down at Prada. Sprinter Annie Jill Tagoe brings “incredible energy and beauty” to her image series. Next, 9-time gold medalist Carl Lewis, “arguably the greatest living Olympian,” Elgar says, is featured on the final cover. “The impact Carl had on me growing up was immense,” he continues. “Seeing him break records, dominate, run faster and jump further than anyone else made me want to get up and do the same.” Although sports people may be at the center of the problem, rest assured that you don’t have to be a sports fan to engage and enjoy it. More than anything, it’s a magazine that “joins the dots to see how sport intersects with so many things”, and demonstrates what a powerful cultural tool it is. Now go ahead and grab a copy! MRS

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Image courtesy of Michael Kors.

Game, set, match! Michael Kors x Ellesse serves tennis but makes it fashionable

We love a tennis aesthetic. Will you ever catch us on a court? Absolutely not, but we’ll happily put summery tennis whites, sneakers and a headband on our foreheads like we’ll do anything but sit and eat strawberries in the crowd and maybe cheer periodically to give the impression that we are absorbed in the game. Here to add to your sports wardrobe for this very activity is the collaboration of Michael Kors with Ellesse. The 24-piece ’70s-style athleisure collection features track jackets and pants, chunky sneakers, slides, swimwear, bucket hats, shorts and more, which are then upgraded with a badge hybrid of the logos of the two brands. Fashion photographer Lachlan Bailey then captures the pieces as they adorn the bodies of Emily Ratajakowski, rapper Jay Critch and their team of models and musicians in sunny Miami in a series of playful campaign photos. With the collection releasing in May, keep an eye out at Michael Kors stores and online for when it drops. XL

The AW22 from KNWLS is here – and it’s just precious!

Ok, we know fashion month is long past, and your ability to take on another The new collection is probably quite stretched, but this one deserves some attention. KNWLS – the hip London label adored by modern-day femme fatales like Bella Hadid, Beyonce, Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa – has released ‘Precious’, a best-selling AW22 collection showcased through one of the best digital presentations that we have seen in some time. Seen in a film directed by Jordan Hemingway – which nods to the cinematic grunge of old Nine Inch Nails music videos, vintage horrors and the original ghost in the shell anime – KNWLS’ latest collection oscillates between soft cat-eared hats, plush sea anemone knits and gradient brushed mohair knits. Then there’s the no-fuck-given edge of an abraded leather bodice jacket worthy of a final fantasy heroine, chunky pastel sheepskin and studded platform soles. As always, lingerie and corset detailing serve as architecture for body-conscious silhouettes, along with an abundance of knitted pieces – from the brand’s signature leggings in trippy, bleached prints to frayed mini dresses. This season also sees the return of collaborations with Parisian jeweler du jour Marco Panonesi on heathered serpentine earrings, and sunglasses maker Andy Wolf, who is responsible for the collection’s distinctive mirror-finish sunglasses. – an instant must-have! If you are looking for clothes for authentic it-girls, then these, my dears, are this. MRS

Spice up your wardrobe with VB Body

If you want to be a style icon, you really should follow Victoria Beckham’s style. The fashion designer has not only been a mainstay of womenswear for three decades, she herself has a range of iconic outfits. But now Victoria is launching a new permanent shapewear capsule collection called VB Body. The new collection consists of seven different silhouettes for different women and different needs, but all return to the original VB aesthetic of sensual femininity. The great thing about each piece in the monotonous minimal collection, however, is that they work like underwear while still looking great on display. From a one-sleeved bodysuit with low legs and a strappy boxy bra top, to a svelte cut-out mini dress and a string bikini, each item is available in neutral tones of black, white, blush and chocolate brown, alongside bright colors and sultry burnt red offerings. Currently available in stores and online, go check it all out now and channel your inner chic spice. XL

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Ralph Lauren’s New Book Celebrates Polo’s Cultural Impact

Whether adorning Tom Cruise in Risky business (1983), Leo DiCaprio in The wolf of Wall Street (2013) or – and above all – Timothée Chalamet in call me by your name (2017), there is a simple sexuality in polo. Maybe it’s because of the sporty ’80s aesthetic and its preppy boarding school vibes that are then boosted with a heavy dose of zaddy energy. Commemoration of Clothing is a new photobook from Rizzoli and Ralph Lauren, the latter an iconic polo pioneer, that explores its cultural impact, American heritage and historical power as a “canvas for self-expression.” The book, now available for sale online, also contains famous and rare photos of stars, politicians and models wearing the garment. Our personal favorites are Harry Styles and Niall Horan from the early One Direction era in skin-tight polo shirts, Gigi Hadid matching an orange to her leather maxi skirt and a young Kanye discussing the impact the garment had on him. It’s a pretty impressive legacy. XL

MM6 x Eastpak has arrived

If you’re in the market for a dripping collab, look no further than the latest tie-in between MM6 Maison Margiela and Eastpak – and we mean it literally. For the latest iteration of the collaboration between the French Maison and the American accessories brand – responsible for that iconic backpack – a selection of Eastpak’s most iconic shapes have been given a typically surreal makeover by MM6. The Pak’r backpack has been angled to look like it’s melting, while the Crew wallet has been inflated to the size of a full bag, and MM6’s triangular Japanese bag has been reimagined in colorways and Eastpak brand canvas. MRS

And the 2022 Woolmark Prize winner is…

We all like to see a good guy win, don’t we? Well, if you were following the Woolmark 2022 price, you’ll know that’s exactly the result we got. In a year with a list of finalists who were all deserving winners in their own right – Ahluwalia, Peter Do, Rui, Saul Nash, Jordan Dalah, Mmusomaxwell and Egonlab – London-based Saul Nash has been announced as the winner of the big this year’s award, with Johannesburg-based Mmusomaxwell winning the Karl Lagerfeld Prize for Innovation. Pocketing AUD$200,000 and AUD$100,000 respectively, the designers were praised for their innovations in working with merino. Saul in particular was praised for working with fabric in a way that facilitated active movement – a trademark he has honed since establishing his brand at TKTK. Congratulations to you both ! MRS

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