Prince’s Backing Band The Revolution Will Reunite For The First Time In 30 Years

first_imgPrince spent a number of years backed by The Revolution, a five-piece ensemble consisting of Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z., Brown Mark, and Matt Fink. While the group hasn’t performed in a number of years, the members have all recently come together in mourning of their late leader.In a new video posted to Brown Mark’s Facebook account, the band has announced plans to reunite. “We have decided, after spending three or four days together now grieving over the loss of Prince, that we would like to come out and do some shows,” Melvoin says. “We want to let you know that we’ll be there soon.”Watch below:While there’s no word of an official tour, the band does say “See you soon.” We’ll be sure to update when more information becomes available.last_img read more

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Jeffrey Schnapp leads new approach to research in the arts and humanities

first_imgAs revolutionaries go — and he is one, embracing a dynamic new conception of humanistic research in the digital age — Jeffrey Schnapp is really quite grounded. He’s a medievalist, for one thing, a Dante scholar with impeccable credentials and a long track record in all the traditional scholarly forms. And although he founded a collaborative research lab at Harvard to incubate experimental models of knowledge creation and dissemination, he still publishes books, and still uses conventional channels to distribute them.In short, Schnapp, one of the leading theorists of an emerging set of scholarly practices referred to as the digital humanities, doesn’t intend to shock anyone with talk of a book-less, print-less e-future for the academy. Instead, he makes a persuasive case for what he calls a “print-plus” model of inquiry — a model that exploits the power of new analytic and narrative tools, a model in which iterative process, not just outcome, is important, a model in which print is one of many knowledge-sharing media.Schnapp helped pioneer this new way of thinking about humanistic practice as the founder of the influential Humanities Lab at Stanford, where he held the Pierotti Chair of Italian Studies before moving to Harvard in 2011. Now he is the faculty director of metaLAB at Harvard, a new research engine for the arts and humanities that is housed at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a University-wide initiative. He is also a professor of Romance languages and literatures and of comparative literature, building productive ties with Ph.D. students across FAS disciplines, who are among metaLAB’s co-founders and most active members. And as a cultural historian who has curated art and architecture installations, he is on the teaching faculty at the Graduate School of Design (GSD).last_img read more

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Marko Arnautovic joins Shanghai SIPG from West Ham

first_img Source: BBC West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic has completed a move to Chinese side Shanghai SIPG for £22.4m.Arnautovic, 30, told the Hammers he wanted to quit London Stadium last week when he learned of renewed interest from China.West Ham’s initial reaction was to tell the Austria international to honour the contract extension he signed in January.But an increased bid has now been accepted for the striker.The Premier League club have let Arnautovic leave rather than allow a potentially disruptive influence to remain in Manuel Pellegrini’s squad.Arnautovic previously expressed a desire to take up a big-money offer from China in January, but instead remained in London.West Ham are set to travel to China later in July for matches in Nanjing and Shanghai in the pre-season Premier League Asia Trophy tournament.When Arnautovic signed his contract extension earlier this year, he said: “The fans gave me the power, they gave me the energy.“That’s why I have to be here and that’s why I want to stay.”last_img read more

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