Reed Mathis’ Electric Beethoven To Make Colorado Debut Next Week

first_imgReed Mathis’ Electric Beethoven recently came on the scene and has been taking the jam world by storm as of late. With re-imagined workings of the classical composer Ludwig van Beethoven‘s 3rd and 6th Symphonies, Mathis, along with keyboardist Todd Stoops (RAQ), drummer Jay Lane (Primus/RatDog), and guitarist Clay Welch, go on improvisational explorations to the deepest depths of each individual movement.Getting To Know Electric Beethoven: An Interview With Reed MathisThe CDM (Classical Dance Music) quartet will be making their Colorado debut next week, with a pair of shows at Denver’s Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom on Nov. 12th and 13th, followed by a performance at Fort Collins’ Hodi’s Half Note on Nov. 14th. Expect to go on a musical journey.Coming off of two major performances at Brooklyn Comes Alive and a marathon of a show at New York City’s DROM last week, Mathis and company are primed and ready to blast off. This is not the type of performance you see everyday, so do yourself a favor and check this project out. This is jam on a whole other level.Purchase tickets to the Cervantes shows here, and Hodi’s Half Note here.Cervantes FB Event Page for updates and additional info.Hodi’s Half Note FB Event Page for updates and additional info.Check out “Finale” from the group’s Brooklyn Comes Alive performance:last_img read more

Nicolas Sarkozy calls for repeal of France’s same-sex marriage law

first_imgThe Guardian 16 November 2014The former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has told supporters that the country’s same-sex marriage law should be scrapped.Sarkozy, who is campaigning to lead the opposition centre-right UMP party and is expected to run again for president in 2017, was speaking at a debate organised by the conservative Common Sense (Sens Commun) group on Saturday.Referring to the “mariage pour tous” or “marriage for all” legislation passed by France’s Socialist government last year, he said it needed “rewriting from top to bottom”.His comments, two weeks before the UMP’s hotly contested leadership election, prompted catcalls from the 3,000-strong audience and cries of “Repeal! Repeal!”. Sarkozy, appearing rattled, responded: “If you’d rather one says repeal the law and make another one … in French, that’s saying the same thing. It comes to the same result. But hey, if that makes you happy, then frankly, it doesn’t cost much.”Sarkozy explained he was in favour of some form of marriage for same-sex couples, but something different from that for heterosexuals. He said he opposed surrogate parenthood for same-sex couples.http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/16/nicolas-sarkozy-calls-repeal-france-same-sex-marriage-lawlast_img read more