After meeting Stelle Amor, you begin to realize why she stands at a towering 6 feet tall – it takes all that to contain her enormous personality, infectious laugh, magnetic energy, and that voice…. often described as “timeless,” blending various styles of soul, blues, alternative, and pop. Born in Kansas and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Stelle cut her teeth performing at age 18 by sneaking into Louisville’s Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar and hopping onstage to improvise blues vocals. Eventually, she moved out to Nashville to pursue her music. After initially being pushed toward country music, Stelle eventually began to cultivate a “soulternative” sound that highlighted her sultry singing voice. Today, Live For Live Music is excited to premiere Stelle Amor’s self-titled debut EP ahead of tomorrow’s official release.Says Stelle of the project, “This is my very first EP so I wanted to show my diversity of genres and really make a strong point through the song selection. These songs were shaped around a strong message or tell a story of how I got here. ‘Let’s Just See’ talks about a trip to Memphis I took with my producer; which was very inspiring and a huge turning point for everything. ‘Black Holes’ and ‘Problem Child’ are both songs written about past experiences that have really shaped me. ‘Bring It Back’ is one of my favorite songs on the record–it’s more light hearted, a reminder to just breathe and live life to the fullest!”Continues Amor, “We recorded in 5 different studios and even some parts in our home studio; this is an eclectic record and was pieced together over a year of sessions and lots of hard work. I was lucky to have Nashville’s finest help me put it all together.”You can watch the video for Stelle Amor‘s lead single “Get Right” below:With her soulful new EP, Stelle Amor and her band, including guitarist Derek Toa, drummer John Wood, and bassist Will Cafaro, are primed and ready to take Nashville–and the music world at large–by storm.You can stream Stelle Amor below: Stelle Amor will host a release show for the new EP at Exit/In in Nashville on Saturday, 5/20. For more information on upcoming performances, head to her website.
On Sept. 1, 1795, 21 Harvard juniors gathered in a dorm room to found The Hasty Pudding Club. The club took its name from the traditional English dessert that was lugged across Harvard Yard in a giant cast-iron pot and dished out at their meetings. At a time when there were few social clubs on campus, the gatherings were a welcome respite for members, whose raucous mock trials against each other would evolve into the annual stage show produced today.The club was more than 150 years old when it began awarding the Woman of the Year award in 1951 to performers deemed to have made a “lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment.” In 1967, the group expanded the award to men, naming Bob Hope the first Man of the Year. Sixty-eight women and 51 men have been awarded the Pudding Pot since the tradition began. Honorees have included titans of the stage and screen, legendary comedians, iconic musicians, and even a first lady.The student group made headlines last week when it welcomed 2018 Woman of the Year Mila Kunis to campus and announced it will begin casting women in its shows — the club has included women for some time, but has only had men on stage.As the group prepares to toast 2018 Man of the Year Paul Rudd on Friday, the Gazette takes a look back at some of the luminaries the club has feted through the years.— John Michael Baglione
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Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Ivone OlivieraA 34-year-old Levittown woman employed as a teachers’ aide at the Henry Vicardi School for students with disabilities in Albertson has been accused of sexting a student over the past five months.Nassau County police arrested Ivone Oliviera on Thursday and charged her with endangering the welfare of a disabled person.Oliviera “engaged in an inappropriate relationship” with the victim beginning in January, when she “displayed inappropriate physical contact with the victim such as hugging and kissing,” police said in a news release.Third Squad detectives alleged that she had also sent the victim “text messages and photos from her phone which was of a sexual manner.”She will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.The case is marks the seventh time this year a Long Island school teacher or administrator has been arrested for allegedly behaving inappropriately around students.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An elderly Centereach man was rescued Wednesday morning by two police officers after his car got stuck in six-foot deep floodwater, Suffolk County police said.The two cops were northbound on Ocean Avenue at 11 a.m. conducting traffic control and diverting drivers away from flooded areas when 86-year-old Anthony Monticciolo apparently “became disoriented due to the road closure,” police said. Monticciolo drove his 2008 Subaru onto North Ocean Avenue, which was flooded from Wednesday’s recording-breaking storm, and his vehicle became disabled, police said. The water, which was approximately six feet deep, police said, began filling his car. He couldn’t get out. The two officers swam to Monticciolo’s car and successfully brought him to safety, police said. An examination by Selden Fire Department personnel revealed that he was not injured.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A burglar punched and tried to sexually assault a 19-year-old woman in her Uniondale home over the weekend, Nassau County police said.The victim was in the bedroom of her Newport Road when the assailant walked in, “made a sexual advance toward her” and then punched her in the face shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday, police said.The victim suffered a small laceration to her lip. The attacker stole a cell phone and cash before he ran away southbound on Newport Road toward Front Street.The suspect is described as a 6-foot tall, 200-pound black man with a possible Caribbean accent between 40 and 50 years old who was wearing dark clothing and a dark hooded sweatshirt.First Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This custom-built Colonial on a perfectly manicured six-acre estate that embodies perfection on one of the most prestigious streets on the Gold Coast is listed for sale at 100 Dupont Ct. in Brookville.Built in 2005, this 14,000-square-foot brick mansion has seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms and four half bathrooms. Among its many amenities are a library, tennis court and heated in-ground pool.The house comes equipped with two eat-in kitchens, a formal dining room, a fully finished basement, four fireplaces, central air conditioning and an office. Outside it has an attached four-car garage and a stone patio.The house is located near the Old Westbury Golf Club, The Park at East Hills and the Nassau County Museum of Art. It’s less than a mile from the Greenvale Long Island Rail Road station. It’s in the highly ranked Jericho School District.The asking price is $15,000,000, not including the annual property taxes of $156,85.The real estate agents listed for the property are Jason Friedman and Sarah Friedman of Daniel Gale Real Estate. They can be reached at 516-627-4440.
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The National Credit Union Administration’s (NCUA) field-of-membership proposal is an important modernization that will enhance safety, soundness and services of the credit union industry, Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) wrote this week.The Nevada Credit Union League, which coordinated with Heck to make sure the NCUA became aware of his support, was instrumental in getting the letter submitted.“The proposal would provide credit unions with much needed flexibility in establishing an appropriate field of membership for their members, allowing them to serve consumers they are not presently able to serve,” Heck wrote. “The changes would lead to a stronger and more efficient credit union system framework.”Heck also said the proposal would allow federal charters to compete more effectively with state charters that have seen aggressive changes in recent years. continue reading »
14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A fascinating new report by McKinsey & Company highlights that credit unions can drive organizational value by creating an analytics culture.The report recognizes that financial services analytics has reached a point where marketing was in the 1970’s for the banking sector. Prior to that time, sales and marketing initiatives for credit unions and banks were rare. In 2017, a credit union would find it difficult to survive without some level of marketing effort.Credit unions today are beginning to acknowledge the potential benefits of analytics. Some brave pioneers in the industry have already gained experience in this area. Now, analytics is poised to be a mainstream activity. To this point the authors admonish credit unions and banks to, “establish analytics as a business discipline”. The implication is organizations must make a serious commitment to building an analytics culture.What can a credit union do to support such a commitment? The report lists 10 essential guidelines. continue reading »
Live From The Masters November 9, 2020, 7:00pmLive on Get the best prices and book a round at one of 1,700 courses across the UK & Ireland Watch highlights from the final round of the Houston Open at Memorial Park 3:33 Watch highlights from the final round of the Houston Open at Memorial Park Carlos Ortiz won his first PGA Tour title at the Houston Open after holding off strong challenges from Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama.A birdie at 16 proved crucial for Ortiz as he moved one clear of world No 1 Johnson and Matsuyama, who surged into contention with a course-record 63.Johnson and Matsuyama missed putts to join Ortiz on 12-under par and the Mexican sealed victory with a birdie at the last to win by two shots and earn himself a place at the 2021 Masters.The world No 149 is not on the entry list at Augusta this week, but Johnson and Matsuyama demonstrated they are both likely to be among the contenders for the final major of 2021.Matsuyama was one of three players – along with Mackenzie Hughes and Talor Gooch – to shoot a 63 on the last day while Johnson put pressure on Ortiz until the last. However, the Mexican kept his composure to win the biggest title of his career.“It feels awesome,” he said. “It’s been a while since I have won – it feels good. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Back-to-back bogeys on 10 and 11 hurt Lowry’s chances, but Johnson continued his challenge by holing a 60-foot putt for birdie at the 11th and Matsuyama moved into contention with successive birdies at 12 and 13.As Koepka slipped with bogeys on 14 and 17, it was Johnson who looked the most likely to topple Ortiz and a first birdie of the week at 15 saw the American move into a share of the lead.Ortiz missed a fantastic eagle chance at 16, but tapped in from close range to move back in front just as Matsuyama recorded another birdie to move to 11-under par.Johnson and Matsuyama both missed chances to move to 12 under and Ortiz not only held his nerve on the final hole but holed a birdie putt to win by two shots. The 29-year-old finished on 13-under par, two shots ahead of Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama, to win the biggest title of his career. He is not on the entry list for next week’s Masters but has secured an invitation for the major in 2021. Last Updated: 08/11/20 11:14pm “I made some huge putts on the front nine, that kickstarted my round, and after that I played really good, I didn’t miss many shots, and it was awesome finishing with the birdie on 18.”Gooch finished fourth, one shot ahead of Brooks Koepka, who finished with back-to-back rounds of 65, and Sepp Straka.Sam Burns started the final day with a one-shot lead but quickly saw his position at the top of the leaderboard under threat.