MonoNeon, the legendary and late Prince’s last bassist before his death, has been cranking out a ton of new tunes in 2017. Like his musical mentor Prince, MonoNeon has a particular curated aesthetic with an emphasis on innovation and boundary-pushing, whether that be musically or visually. Recently, MonoNeon and rapper A Weirdo From Memphis teamed up, collaborating on the track “America’s Perverted Gentlemen (Drawls)” off MonoNeon’s newest album, Selfie Quickie 2WOOO, which was released at a name-your-price rate on Bandcamp. To accompany the track, MonoNeon and A Weirdo From Memphis brought on director IMAKEMADBEATS for the track’s newly released music video.You can check out the 90’s punk-inspired video below, courtesy of MonoNeon. You can also catch MonoNeon at the Michael Jackson vs. Stevie Wonder Tribute at The Howlin’ Wolf on May 7th for late-night after Jazz Fest party. MonoNeon will be joining Eric “Benny” Bloom, DJ Williams, Adam Deitch, Will Blades, Nigel Hall, and more in New Orleans for this special tribute, following Zigaboo Modeliste’s 19th Annual Funk Revue. You can check out other Live For Live Music Jazz Fest late nights here!
Read Full Story Acclaimed academic, author and former politician Michael Ignatieff will rejoin Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) in January 2013 in a half-time faculty appointment as professor of practice. He will also assume a half-time appointment as professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.Born in Canada, educated at the University of Toronto and Harvard University, Ignatieff has written 17 books, worked as a television presenter and documentary filmmaker, editorial columnist and university instructor. He is a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and holds eleven honorary degrees.“I’m honored to return to the Kennedy School, and I’m delighted to continue to teach young Canadians at the Munk School of Global Affairs,” said Ignatieff. “It’s a privilege to teach at these great schools of global affairs and public policy.”David Ellwood, dean of the Kennedy School, said, “Michael Ignatieff bridges the gap between academic and practitioner. His experience and insights on matters of politics, public policy and human rights bring a unique and invaluable perspective to the classroom. We are very pleased to have him back at HKS.”
Omya Inc,The Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce held their 113th Annual Meeting on November 7th. Pierre Masuy, Plant Manager, OMYA, Inc.’s Florence Verpol Plant was named the 2011 Business Person of the Year. In his remarks RRCC EVP/CEO Tom Donahue noted noted the importance of the OMYA facility.The plant is the third largest in OMYA’s worldwide system, employing a staff of 175 workers. The plant is also the largest customer of Vermont Railway. Masuy oversaw construction of the plant’s multimillion-dollar dewatering facility that came online in 2009, recycling 750,000 gallons of water a day from the calcium carbonate manufacturing process. Donahue informed those in attendance that the contributions made by Masuy and the plant go beyond its economic benefit. Donahue stated ‘At OMYA, they feel it is their civic responsibility to support local efforts that benefit the community and neighbors, in the past six months alone, they have made donations to 56 local organizations and community groups.’ Masuy, a native of France, holds degrees in physics and engineering and a master’s degree in business administration. He relocated from his job at OMYA’s Aragon facility in France to assume the job of Florence plant manager. While accepting the award, Masuy thanked his employees at the plant. Masuy was joined on stage by his key management team and his wife, Patricia. While introducing his team Masuy stated: ‘In talking about business, the first thing I have in mind to do a good business, you need to have good people around you.’ Masuy said in a tough economy, his employees ‘work hard every day to find new ideas to keep our business strong in Vermont to support our customers, to support our people and to support our community,’ he said. ‘It is part of our responsibility and really we like it.’Other highlights of the meeting included an overview of the Chamber’s accomplishments over the past year and goals looking forward. The meeting featured Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, as the keynote speaker. Pierre Masuy, Plant Manager, OMYA, Inc. accepts the RRCC 2011 Business Person of the Year Award.