Get holy on Sundays and jam out with Magic Beans’ Casey Russell at Denver’s Mile High Spirits for a free Sunday Jam Service!With the music scene the best its been and continuously growing every day in Denver, the opportunity for musicians to come together to create new music is nothing to overlook. Russell and his house band, comprised of Thomas Jennings (Mama Magnolia), Sean Dandurand (Dandu), and Will Trask (Great American Taxi), provide that opportunity for Denver-based musicians and music lovers to come together for a Sunday evening open jam from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.[Photo: Ali Jay]“There are so many great musicians and music lovers here in Denver! We are happy to host a show where all music heads can gather, enjoy the tunes, cocktails, and hop on stage to make music with the band,” Russell says. “I love the idea of building a community behind a weekly hang. It’s nice to always have something fun to do on a Sunday afternoon!”The group provides amps, microphones, keyboards, and drum kit, and encourage those attending to bring their instrument and sign up to play. Looking for something new and not a musician? Come and enjoy some fresh, new tunes and sip on some cocktails as local musicians come together to prosper Denver’s music scene.Denver-based photographer Ali (Jay) Stinehour talks about the event:Back at the old location in Rhino, Mile High Spirits Distillery very successfully hosted their first open jam. When they moved locations, they built an awesome venue in their tasting room. After working at Mile High Spirits for about a month or so, I thought, “Let’s get back to our roots!” We are very happy to have such talented musicians hosting this jam on our awesome stage with all the amenities a musician could ask for to simply jam with some of Denver’s finest musicians. It serves as a great place to network, enjoy our premium spirits, and express yourself musically.Sunday Jam Service ft. Issac Teel[Video: Ali Jay]For more information and updates on the weekly Sunday Jam Service, join the Facebook group here.
Tests confirm Listeria outbreak strain in cheese samplesIn the latest investigation development in the multistate Listeria outbreak, Minnesota officials have detected the outbreak strain in two Crave Brothers cheeses.Doug Schultz, a spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), told CIDRAP News that the cheese products that yielded the Listeria were from two different retail locations. The testing was done by the MDH and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, which are assisting in the national investigation.Initial tests by Minnesota officials on cheese samples had shown evidence of Listeria contamination, but confirmation tests were pending. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently included the Minnesota test results in its outbreak update information.Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company, based in Waterloo, Wisc., had recalled three brands of cheese due to the outbreak: Les Freres, Petit Frere, and Petit Frere with Truffles.So far five people from four states, including two from Minnesota, have been sickened in the outbreak. The total includes one death as well as a miscarriage in a pregnant woman.Jul 5 CDC outbreak announcement Companies report progress on H7N9 vaccinesTwo pharmaceutical companies that are developing candidate vaccines against the new H7N9 influenza virus reported progress yesterday, Inovio on preclinical results for its DNA vaccine and Novavax on the launch of a study for its virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine.Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., based in Blue Bell, Pa., said in a press release that a lethal-challenge study showed 100% protection in vaccinated mice against sickness and death.The company said the vaccine generated both hemagglutinin inhibition (HAI)-based protection and a strong T-cell responses against the virus. It noted that it would present more detailed results at an influenza meeting in Seoul on Jul 12.Meanwhile, Novavax Inc., based in Rockville, Md., said in media release that it started enrolling study participants in a phase 1 trial of its candidate H7N9 vaccine.The randomized, blinded placebo-controlled trial will enroll 280 eligible adults. Each will be randomized to one of seven treatment groups, including placebo and different doses of the VLP vaccine, with and without adjuvant.Subjects will receive intramuscular doses 21 days apart and will be followed for a year after receiving the second dose. The study is designed to gauge safety and immunogenicity.Jul 8 Inovio press releaseJul 8 Novavax press release GAVI Alliance and Lions Clubs team up to fight measlesThe GAVI Alliance and Lions Clubs International yesterday announced a partnership whereby Lions Clubs aims to raise $30 million for measles and rubella immunization over the next 4 years, with other donors matching that amount.Lions Clubs will use its global network of 1.35 million volunteers to raise the funds and improve access to vaccines, the two groups said in a GAVI press release. The money will be matched by gifts from the UK Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The plan was announced at the Lions’ 96th annual convention in Hamburg, Germany.The partnership makes Lions Clubs the largest member of the GAVI Matching Fund, under which the UK and Gates Foundation match gifts from corporations, foundations, and others. The fund has a goal of raising $260 million for immunization by 2015.Measles deaths have been reduced by 71% since 2001, with GAVI and Lions Clubs contributing to this reduction through the Measles and Rubella Initiative, according to the release.”These additional resources will help countries reach the 20 million children who have yet to receive measles vaccine, and will provide further momentum to bring us closer to eliminating measles,” said Stephen Cochi, MD, MPH, a senior advisor on immunization at the CDC, in the release. He spoke on behalf of the Measles & Rubella Initiative.Jul 8 GAVI press release ECDC: Not enough known about new cyclovirus to assess riskNot enough is known about a new cyclovirus isolated from patients in Vietnam and Malawi this year to quantify disease risk, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said in an assessment released yesterday.The cyclovirus, which has not been detected in Europe, might be associated with central nervous system infections, the agency said in a news release yesterday.The pathogenicity and routes of transmission of the virus—called cyclovirus-Vietnam, or CyCV-VN—are uncertain, according to the risk assessment, which is dated Jul 5. The detection of CyCV-VN in animal samples, though, points to an animal reservoir and zoonotic infection, the ECDC said.”At this point, epidemiological data on cyclovirus infections in humans are very limited,” the agency concluded. “There are insufficient data to assess the risk for disease occurrence in humans or potential of human-to-human transmission.”The ECDC called for more studies in Europe and elsewhere to investigate the pathogenicity, epidemiology, and transmission patterns of cycloviruses.Jul 8 ECDC press release Jul 5 ECDC risk assessment Jun 19 CIDRAP News scan on CyCV-VN in Vietnam
AAEH Members ShowThe Artists Alliance of East Hampton is hosting its first members show of 2020, “Walls of Dreams II,” over Martin Luther King, Jr weekend at Ashawagh Hall in Springs, from January 18 to 20. An opening reception will be held Saturday, January 18, from 5 to 7 PM. On Sunday, from 11 AM to 1 PM join to share your dreams on the Dream Walls and enjoy treats provided by Bostwick’s Catering and Goldberg’s Bagels.Winter BluesThe White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton presents “Winter Blues.” The show will open on Saturday, January 18, and run through March 1. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 PM. Artists include Kat O’Neill, Seek One, Lynn Savarese, Keith Ramsdell, Martha McAleer, and Dinesh Boaz.Halsey McKay GalleryHalsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton presents Colby Bird’s “Unavoidable Blemishes” and Christian Little’s “Well Maintained.” There will be an opening reception on Saturday, January 18, from 2 to 4 PM. The shows run through March [email protected] Share