Thursday, December 31, 2009

TIGER WOODS LEAVE COSTS SHAREHOLDERS A FORTUNE


In the days beginning with Tiger Woods’ recent car accident and ending with his announced leave from his beloved sport, shareholders of companies that Tiger Woods endorses lost $5-12 billion in wealth.”

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Vodoo Violin

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Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2009 17:04:30 +0000
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DBR Official Newsletter 12.30.09

Here is a recap of the last few months as well as what's coming up next.  Thank you for all your support and we wish you a very happy turn of the decade.

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cusp conference DBR & Kaki King Othello
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DBR and Elan Vytal aka DJ Scientific were featured artists in this year's cusp conference in Chicago, IL, a conference about "the design of everything" bringing together greatest thinkers and innovators in the arts, sciences, technology, business, design and government. DBR wrote a song for Hewlett-Packard featuring DBR & THE MISSION and guitarist Kaki King, who was named a "Guitar God" by Rolling Stone Magazine.  The song, Unstoppable, was performed live in Las Vegas and is available as a limited edition free download here. DBR was commissioned by OBIE Award-winning director, Bob McGrath, to create a musical score for a contemporary rendition of Shakespeare's classic, Othello, portrayed as the captain of a basketball team. The show premiered at Virginia Tech in Nov 2009.
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Off & Running at IFC New Clef Coalition 2010 Winter Olympics
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DBR composed the score for Off & Running, a feature-length documentary film directed by Nicole Opper about an African-American teen raised by a Jewish lesbian couple in Brooklyn, will be shown at NY’s IFC Center starting Jan 29.  The film has been shown across the U.S. since its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last spring. Troy High School Orchestra will be the first of many youth orchestras around the nation to premiere Symphony for the Dance Floor (Jan 30) born out of DBR’s passion working with young musicians. It will be performed at Rockport Opera House in Maine on Mar 7, and at the New England Conservatory in May 2010. DBR will be a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for the Canadian premiere of Voodoo Violin Concerto at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on Feb 14.  The very next day, Feb 15, he and DJ Spooky will unveil an exclusive duo collaboration at the Olympics Live Site.
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DMPL Sphinx Consortium New Website
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Commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music, DBR's evening-length multimedia pocket oratorio, Darwin’s Meditation for the People of Lincoln, made its way to North Carolina State University and Nashville's Vanderbilt University this past fall, and will have its Texas premiere at TITAS in Dallas, TX, Feb 25. DBR is currently working on his new full orchestra commission, Symphony for Dreamers, Dancers and Presidents, commissioned by the Sphinx Consortium which consists of 10 major national orchestras.  This 20-min work in 3 movements will be premiered by New World Symphony in Sep 2010.

Whether you follow him on Twitter or Facebook, DBR’s website, new & improved, is the best to place to obtain comprehensive updates on all-things-DBR.  The site now features a complete sheetmusic library of over 50 published scores, mp3 preview samples of recorded music, blogs and more.

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Woodbox Beats & Balladry BTJ & DBR In C Remixed
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DBR has just finished recording his new album Woodbox Beats & Balladry, slated for release in Mar 2010.  A collection of brand new as well as hit songs from live shows performed by DBR & THE MISSION, the album is sure to be a winner. Preview these tracks in this new promotional video. A new album of music written for Choreographer Bill T. Jones (Fela!) and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co. by DBR entitled Lights, Bridges and Endless Miles, will be released this spring, featuring memorable sounds from Another Evening: I Bow Down, and more. Raved by critics and recently ranked top 10 Classical chart on iTunes, In C Remixed is a  collection of remixes of Terry Riley’s composition, In C, by today’s top contemporary sonic architects including DJ Spooky, Nico Muhly, David Lang, Phil Kline and DBR.
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Fw: News from The Hill: Senate passes historic healthcare reform bill,60-39

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News from The Hill:

Senate passes historic healthcare reform bill, 60-39
By Jeffrey Young

The Senate approved sweeping healthcare reform legislation by the narrowest of partisan margins early Christmas Eve morning, placing President Barack Obama just one step away from signing into law a longtime Democratic priority. Read more



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Monday, December 21, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

FIU's O'Darris D'Haiti named finalist for Rudy Award - Sports - MiamiHerald.com

FIU's O'Darris D'Haiti named finalist for Rudy Award - Sports - MiamiHerald.com

JOBS FOR THE HOLIDAYS


UPS expects to keep on 10,000 to 15,000 holiday hires this year. The company says many who stay on will get part-time jobs, where the turnover rate is high. more than half of the company's part-time workers are college students. 10 out of 12 of UPS' top executives started in entry-level jobs.
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Boeing 787 Commercial Airplanes


The 787 Dreamliner will offer passengers a better flying experience and provide airline operators greater efficiency to better serve the point-to-point routes and additional frequencies passengers prefer. The technologically-advanced 787 will use 20 percent less fuel than today's airplanes of comparable size, provide airlines with up to 45 percent more cargo revenue capacity and present passengers with innovations that include a new interior environment with cleaner air, larger windows, more stowage space, improved lighting and other passenger-preferred conveniences.

Fifty-five customers around the world have ordered 840 787s, making the 787 Dreamliner the fastest-selling new commercial jetliner in history.

Fw: News from The Hill: Hoyer: House can pass healthcare without publicoption

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Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 13:43:05 -0500 (EST)
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Hoyer: House can pass healthcare reform bill without public option
By Molly K. Hooper

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday the House can pass a healthcare bill without a public option. Read more



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US PRISON TO GET GITMO DETAINEES

Closing Guantanamo is a top priority for Obama, and he signed an executive order hours into his presidency directing that the process of closing the prison begin. Obama has said he wants terrorism suspects transferred to American soil so they can be tried for their suspected crimes.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Fw: News from The Hill: Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

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Subject: News from The Hill: Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill


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Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill
By Susan Crabtree

The Senate passed a huge end-of-the-year $1.1 trillion omnibus spending measure Sunday afternoon by a vote of 57-35. Read more



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Saturday, December 12, 2009

CITIES WITH BEST AND WORST TAP WATER


Knowing what's in your water is the key. Once you know which contaminants are present, you can find the best filter to get rid of them. EWG put together a thorough buying guide to help you find an affordable water filter that works for you. You can read the guidelines or search for products based on contaminants you want to get rid of.

News from The Hill: $11B in disclosed earmarks expected in fiscalyear 2010

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$11B in disclosed earmarks expected in fiscal year 2010
By Walter Alarkon

Congress is on pace to spend $11 billion on disclosed earmarks in fiscal year 2010, according to Taxpayers for Common Sense. Read more


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Haiti's prime minister speaks at Miami conference - Americas - MiamiHerald.com

Haiti's prime minister speaks at Miami conference - Americas - MiamiHerald.com: "``It costs too much to invest in Haiti today,'' Bellerive told The Miami Herald. ``We have to lower the cost of the transactions.''"