Jimmy Fallon is known for his musical parodies. Whether he’s making fun of Neil Young or Bob Dylan, Barry Gibb or Mick Jagger, Fallon loves a good parody of a music legend. Well, Fallon got a taste of his own medicine last night, as Saturday Night Live veteran and current star of The Last Man On Earth Will Forte stopped by The Tonight Show last night to poke a little fun at Gregg Allman.Portrayed as a special guest of The Roots, Forte fashioned himself as “Gregg Almond” from the “Almond Brothers”. Forte’s character claimed that the Allman Brothers are just a rip-off version of his Almond Brothers band and at one point he performs a joke-song with help from the band. There are a lot of almond/nut jokes and…well, I’ll let Forte and Fallon take it from here.See below for to watch Forte’s appearance as “Gregg Almond” on The Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon.
This coming weekend, from February 9th – 11th, GroundUp Music Festival will return to Miami Beach, FL for its second annual weekend event. Hosted by GRAMMY-winning, jazz-funk collective Snarky Puppy and their associated label, GroundUP Music, the festival will feature a special Snarky set each day along with performances from an eclectic list of international talents including The Wood Brothers, The Flecktones Trio feat. Béla Fleck, Victor Wooten and Futureman, Robert Glasper, Knower, Roosevelt Collier, Joshua Redman, Weedie Braimah & The Hands of Time, Banda Magda, and so many more.Snarky Puppy Hosts First Annual GroundUP Music Festival [Videos/Review]This week, the festival has released the daily schedules for the weekend’s various sets of music, special workshops, and educational programs led by the artists. You can check them out below:GroundUP Music Festival offers more than just great music. As Snarky Puppy bandleader and GroundUP Music founder Michael League explains, “Our focus is not to expand, but to build the most ideal experience for both artist and audience while continuing even farther down the road of musical diversity in our programming.” Fans have the opportunity to participate in intimate masterclasses and workshops including a conversation between bass heavyweights Victor Wooten and Michael League, a genre-bending lesson with Robert Glasper, songwriting with The Wood Brothers and a capella on the beach with members of KNOWER and Banda Magda. Attendees will also get the chance to rub elbows with the artists, who will be milling around all weekend long.along with personal interactions with the festival artists who stay all weekend long. And The best part? All of this is included in the price of your ticket! This is a weekend of warmth, music, and learning that you don’t want to miss.For more information, or to purchase your ticket to this weekend’s GroundUP Music Festival in Miami Beach, FL, head to the event’s website.[Cover photo via GroundUP Music Festival Facebook page]Enter below to win two free weekend passes to the 2018 GroundUP Music Festival!
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.
Rugged build and rigid cover to withstand sudden shocks – certified to withstand 40G of operational shock and for operation at up to 15K feet of elevationProviding even more platform flexibility, we are also announcing a new VxRail E Series model based on, for the first time, AMD EPYC processors. The single socket, 1U nodes offer dual socket performance making them ideal platforms for desktop VDI, analytics and computer aided design. As our second lightest and second shortest depth chassis (only the D560 is lighter weight and shorter depth) with a high efficiency dual redundant power sipping 550W power supply, this an ideal option for edge deployments.Extreme Performance and Operational EfficienciesMore than ever, new workloads require extreme IO and graphics performance, and we continue to provide new ecosystem options to meet those demands while at the same time continuously enhancing our VxRail HCI System Software to deliver extreme operational simplicity.The addition of Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory to the E560 and P570 platforms offers high performance and significantly increased memory capacity with data persistence at an affordable price. VxRail is the first, fully integrated VMware HCI system to support Intel’s new groundbreaking technology innovation, Intel Optane persistent memory.Our testing showed VxRail with Intel Optane persistent memory in app direct mode delivers 90 percent lower latency and 6x higher IOPs for small I/O workloads compared to those same VxRail models with NVMe, making it ideal for in-memory intensive workloads and use cases such as SAP HANA.We have also added the latest NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 6000 and 8000 GPUs to the V570F bringing the most significant advancement in computer graphics in over a decade to professional workflows. Designers and artists across industries can now expand the boundary of what’s possible, working with the largest and most complex graphics rendering, deep learning, and visual computing workloads.VxRail continues to set the pace in delivering operational simplicity with our HCI System Software, the core differentiation of VxRail regardless of your workload or platform choice. Our integrated, value added software extends VMware native capabilities to deliver a seamless, automated, operational experience, including automated full stack lifecycle management that keeps the infrastructure in continuously validated states to ensure workloads are consistently up and running. In our latest software release supporting vSphere 6.x – VxRail 4.7.510 – we continue to add new automation and self-service features enabling customers to schedule and run upgrade health checks in advance of upgrades to ensure clusters are in a ready state for the next upgrade or patch, and offer more flexibility in getting all nodes or clusters to a common release level.Extending the Dell Technologies Cloud Platform to New ExtremesThis launch is jam-packed. In addition to new platforms, the Dell Tech Cloud Platform, VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail, now enables extreme simplicity so IT can enable developers of modern applications and extreme flexibility with an entry level cloud configuration.Furthering our commitment to supporting the latest VMware technologies, customers can now run vSphere Kubernetes on the Dell Tech Cloud Platform, VMware Cloud Foundation 4.0 on VxRail 7.0.VMware recently introduced the highly anticipated vSphere 7.0. In keeping with our synchronous release commitment, we introduced VxRail 7.0 with support for vSphere 7.0 in late April – within 30 days of VMware’s release. VCF 4.0 on VxRail 7.0 delivers a simple and direct path to Kubernetes at cloud scale with one complete automated platform. Unique integration across the stack enables developers and operators to quickly and easily support modern application development with infrastructure managed as a single automated private cloud.Additionally, VCF 4.0 networking advancements have made it easier than ever to get started with hybrid cloud. With a more accessible Consolidated Architecture, Dell Technologies Cloud Platform can now be deployed starting with a 4-node configuration, lowering the cost of entry level hybrid cloud.Enabling IT to Deliver Extreme ResultsAs you can see, we never stop innovating. Whether you are accelerating data center modernization, extending HCI to harsh edge environments or deploying an on premises Dell Tech Cloud platform to create a developer-ready Kubernetes infrastructure, VxRail delivers a turnkey experience, extensive platform configuration options, automation, orchestration and consistent hybrid cloud operations to address the broadest range of traditional and modern workloads across the core, edge and cloud- taking HCI to Extremes.We miss getting the chance to see everyone face to face; however, we have some great virtual platforms that you should check out — you can attend our virtual launch event and crowd chat, visit the post event page to watch the event replay, register for deep dive Meet the Expert Q&A breakout sessions, or interact with our VxRail augmented reality virtual tour (it’s a super cool way to look under the hood of a VxRail without needing a screwdriver!). Admittedly, I miss the opportunity to get out and meet with customers to discuss how they are using VxRail and share our latest innovations and roadmaps. However, I am beyond impressed by how IT organizations have stepped up to enable organizations to remain productive. Our goal is to continuously innovate to empower IT and I am excited that our team has come up with some great ways to share all of our VxRail announcements, and engage everyone in our VxRail – Taking HCI to Extremes virtual launch.The launch covers how VxRail brings the power of HCI to the extreme edge with a rugged version that can withstand the harshest conditions, how new platforms and eco-system enhancements deliver extreme performance for demanding workloads and how software upgrades continue to deliver extreme operational efficiencies. We will also touch on how our latest Tanzu enabled hybrid cloud helps deliver extreme modern applications to the market. Here’s a quick review of all of the exciting announcements.I’ll cover some of the highlights of our announcements, spanning new hardware platforms, ecosystem options as well as the latest in software innovations for use cases across the edge, core and cloud.HCI at the Extreme EdgeWe are introducing two new platforms to meet the demand for more compute, performance, storage and more importantly operational simplicity- at the edge and remote locations. First, we are excited to announce a brand-new Dell EMC VxRail Series – the most extreme yet – the D Series. The D560/D560F is a ruggedized, durable platform that delivers the full power of VxRail for workloads at the edge, in challenging environments, or for space-constrained areas. Bottom line, you can’t just put a device built for a data center in extremely harsh environments — from manufacturing plants to oil rigs to submarines — in remote locations where dust is blowing or in sub-zero temps, and expect it to operate. We built the D-series to go to the extremes — extreme heat, extreme cold, extreme altitudes — so customers can get the power and simplicity of VxRail no matter where they need it.Resilience to extreme heat, sand, dust and vibration – VxRail D Series is certified to take heat up to 45C/113F and can even go up to 55C/131F for up to 8 hours, and have a certified cold start down to -15C/5F Light-weight, short depth, durable form factor that allows for flexible deployment options — at only 20” deep, it’s our smallest form factor