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Widespread Panic To Webcast All Three Red Rocks Amphitheatre Shows

first_imgWidespread Panic has already broken the record for most consecutive sold out performances at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, but that won’t stop them any time soon! The beloved Southern rockers are returning to the storied Morrison, CO venue from June 24-26, and of course, all three shows are sold out.If you can’t make your way to Colorado, fear not. Widespread Panic has you covered with a nugs.tv webcast for all three shows! The band will be streaming in both HD and SD formats, so you can tune in all weekend long and catch some Panic on the Rocks!Head here for more information!last_img

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New Web page guides users through Santo Domingo Collection

first_img Read Full Story Harvard’s recently acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection centers on art, literature, and popular culture artifacts related to the chief avenues to altered states of mind: sex and drugs.  It is the largest collection of its kind in the world, and since its arrival at Harvard, this collection has sparked great interest.A new page has been created on the Houghton Library website, helping to guide users in the exploration of this unique collection.Including rare books, manuscripts, posters, photographs, audio material, and popular and underground cultural ephemera of all kinds, the 50,000-plus item collection will support teaching and research in many fields across the University.The collection was formed by Julio Mario Santo Domingo Jr., an investment adviser who resigned his business interests to devote himself to collecting. His acquisitions followed his wide-ranging personal interests.The Santo Domingo Collection is not physically together in one location. Materials are housed in the Botany Libraries; the Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library; the Fine Arts Library; and Widener Library, as well as in Houghton Library. Readers can browse the collection “virtually” through the HOLLIS catalog.last_img read more

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NY Governor Says He Supports Christopher Columbus Statue

first_imgCutout Photo: Kenneth C. Zirkel / CC BY-SA 3.0ALBANY — As activists in several U.S. cities pull down and damage memorials to Christopher Columbus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo voiced support for a statue of the explorer in Manhattan.In recent years, critics who point to evidence of Columbus’ brutality toward indigenous peoples have called for New York City to remove his 70-foot-tall statue standing atop a column in Columbus Circle.Some have suggested that New York rename Columbus Day and call it Indigenous People’s Day, arguing that commemorating Columbus glorifies a symbol of genocide and enslavement and glosses over history.Those calls have been renewed in many cities in the wake of nationwide protests against racism following the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. Italian American groups, however, have used memorials to Columbus, who was from Genoa, as a way to celebrate their own heritage. The Manhattan statue was put up in 1892 as the Italian American community attempted to overcome prejudice and assimilate into American society.Cuomo, who is Italian American, defended the statue Thursday while saying he understands ongoing dialogue surrounding it.“I understand the feelings about Christopher Columbus and some of his acts, which nobody would support. But the statue has come to represent and signify appreciation for the Italian American contribution to New York,” Cuomo said. “So for that reason I support it.”His remark comes amid a growing push for the nation to reconsider who is honored and reckon with oppression and violence committed by national icons.The colonizer is at times credited with “discovering” the New World though millions lived there, said Onondaga Nation citizen Betty Lyons, who also leads the American Indian Law Alliance. Columbus never landed on what’s now known as the continental United States and faced accusations of tyranny and enslavement toward the native residents of a Caribbean colony he governed for Spain.“Governor Cuomo’s eloquence in response to the anti-racism movement sparked by the murder of George Floyd apparently does not extend to the genocide and enslavement those first transatlantic voyages initiated and which continue to underpin the oppression of indigenous peoples to this day,” Lyons said.In 2017, vandals doused the Columbus statue’s hands in blood-red paint and scrawled the words “hate will not be tolerated.”A 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue led New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to launch a commission that evaluated how to deal with controversial sculptures including the Columbus statue.The commission recommended adding historical markers to give more context.In New York City, Democratic lawmakers have called on the military to rename two streets — General Lee Avenue and Stonewall Jackson Drive — at Fort Hamilton, an Army base in Brooklyn.They wrote in a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper that soldiers “deserve to serve on bases that honor their ancestors’ contributions to our nation, not those who fought to hold those same ancestors in bondage.”De Blasio said Thursday: “Nothing should be named after Robert E. Lee at this point in history.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),What most people today fail to realize is that Columbus was Genoese not “Italian”. Columbus himself would not self identify as Italian. The Republic of Genoa was established in 1005 and maintained its autonomy until 1797. Italy, as a united entity, did not exist until the mid 19th century. So to say he was Italian is not historically correct. Besides the aforementioned facts he was in the employ of Spanish monarchs when he “discovered” the “new world”. Italian heritage has little to do with a man who brought suffering and genocide to the native peoples of the new world. In my opinion there is no reason to glorify him in any way.last_img read more

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