Music Converter – MP3ar http://mp3ar.com/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 15:56:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mp3ar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-150x150.png Music Converter – MP3ar http://mp3ar.com/ 32 32 I’m a 29 year old male and just attended my first Harry Styles concert. https://mp3ar.com/im-a-29-year-old-male-and-just-attended-my-first-harry-styles-concert/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 11:25:56 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/im-a-29-year-old-male-and-just-attended-my-first-harry-styles-concert/ Sundays, for the most part, are days of relaxation. They must have passed by watching the hangover To chase couch movies, where the most exciting and spontaneous thing one is likely to do is make the last-minute decision to go to a garage sale. And yet, somehow, last night I found myself at Wembley among […]]]>


Sundays, for the most part, are days of relaxation. They must have passed by watching the hangover To chase couch movies, where the most exciting and spontaneous thing one is likely to do is make the last-minute decision to go to a garage sale. And yet, somehow, last night I found myself at Wembley among 90,000 screaming teenagers watching Harry Styles.

It happened like this: The night before, I had gone out for a friend’s 30th birthday when another friend, Alice, texted me to say that more tickets had been released for sale at sold out Styles. love on tour show the next day – should we buy tickets?

“Why not?” I answered after several cans of San Miguel. Anyway I thought the chances of getting tickets were so low, Styles is a phenomenon after all and when the tour first went on sale in February it sold out so quickly it takes to click on a link and wait for the page to display. load.

When I woke up the next morning, it took me a while to piece together the night before when it hit me: did I agree to go to a Harry Styles concert? Yes I did and the doors opened at 4pm.

This is by no means a normal thing for me. I’m much more likely to listen to Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen. The last gig I attended was Benjamin Clementine and before that it was Fleet Foxes. I’m also a far cry from the average Harry Styles fan, which from what I’ve been able to gather are young women aged 15-18 accompanied by mostly reluctant (but passionate) fathers and mothers (seemingly ) very happy.

And I admit it, I loved every moment. I may be a convert.

I’m not a fan of Styles’ music, although it’s nice enough – especially “As It Was” – but I’ve always been drawn to him. He is a fascinating cultural character, and if I could exchange lives with someone, it would probably be him. Not only is he currently selling out stadiums around the world, but he also recently starred in two movies that are slated for release later this year. He is essentially the Frank Sinatra or Elvis of this generation – at least culturally speaking.

My usual social bubble is to discuss writers who have been dead for a long time and niche books; it consists of cost of living crisis and Ukraine and scary headlines. Spending two hours in what must have been one of the happiest places on earth at that time was just wonderful.

Two rows in front of me was another man. He must have had the end of his forties and had a shaved skull and tired tattoos on his muscular arms. I don’t mean to stereotype but he wouldn’t have looked out of place with a plastic pint on the terraces of a football match or whatever. But there he was, pink feather boa around his neck with his two children – a boy and a girl around seven and eight – and frankly it was the sweetest thing, especially on Father’s Day.

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Then, almost halfway through the show, Styles spotted a panel in the crowd asking Harry’s help to go out. Styles took the sign (and a Pride flag) and asked the audience for help. “When the flag rises above my head, this man is officially eliminated,” he said. “I think that’s how it works.” Then he led the audience in applause as Styles finally raised the flag above his head after teasing and teasing … and when the flag was raised in the air, everyone in the crowd cheered.

All the many crises we face have been forgotten. For two hours, this new bubble I visited was happy. Styles’ enjoyment of being on stage in front of an audience was obvious, he was extremely confident, and man he’s a cool dude… I’m not going to attend one of his concerts with a boa and a hat. cowboy and heart-shaped glasses soon as his most loyal fans. But I felt like I was witnessing an important event.

It’s very easy to be snobby about these things. No, Styles is not Mick Jagger, but ignore someone as culturally relevant as styles at your own risk. He’s on the cutting edge of fashion (the first man to appear solo on the front of vogue), music – and now cinema.

He is already an icon for a whole generation. And while his message of “treating people with kindness” may seem wishy-washy to some, you don’t need a meteorologist to know which way the wind is blowing.

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New Japanese audio technology packs the sound of trillions and trillions of CDs https://mp3ar.com/new-japanese-audio-technology-packs-the-sound-of-trillions-and-trillions-of-cds/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 14:22:00 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/new-japanese-audio-technology-packs-the-sound-of-trillions-and-trillions-of-cds/ TOKYO — As streaming replaces most other ways of listening to music, a Japanese company believes there are still audiophiles out there who want to push the boundaries of immersive sound. New audio chips from Velvet Sound, a brand of Asahi Kasei Microdevices, combine to reproduce up to nearly 10 quadrillion times more sound data […]]]>

TOKYO — As streaming replaces most other ways of listening to music, a Japanese company believes there are still audiophiles out there who want to push the boundaries of immersive sound.

New audio chips from Velvet Sound, a brand of Asahi Kasei Microdevices, combine to reproduce up to nearly 10 quadrillion times more sound data than a typical CD.

This adds up to a “like being there” experience, said the Japanese materials group unit Asahi Kasei.

To achieve this, Asahi Kasei Microdevices has split its previous generation of technology into two. The new AK4499EX digital-to-analog converter will go on sale this fall. Samples will be shipped this summer.

The chip works in conjunction with the AK4191 chip which will be released this month.

New audio chips from Asahi Kasei Microdevices will go on sale this year. (Photo by Shoya Okinaga)

The chips are designed for high-end audio equipment. Asahi Kasei Microdevices anticipates an increase in demand as electric vehicles become mainstream. Because electric vehicles don’t have noisy motors, drivers will be able to hear their music better and want better sound quality. The chips will go to the mainstream market by the end of this fiscal year.

Digital audio is described in kilohertz – the number of audio samples taken per second – and bits, which measure the number of levels available to capture the range of sound.

The higher the values, the more detail and the greater the volume of numerical information. This amount of data is directly related to the fidelity of the sound coming through the speakers

The standards for CDs are 44.1 kHz and 16 bits. This translates to a sample rate of 44,100 times per second and the ability to store sounds at 65,536 discrete levels.

For audio to be considered hi-res, the quality must be at least 96kHz and 24-bit. Chips from Asahi Kasei Microdevices reach up to 1,536 kHz and 64 bits, according to the company. In terms of sound data, this means a theoretical upper limit of about 9.8 quadrillion times that of CDs.

Asahi Kasei Microdevices’ chip redesign also reduces noise.

“High-speed digital signals of ones and zeros do not exist in nature, so these signals themselves are the source of the noise,” said Jun Tokunaga, Head of Audio Product Planning and Development at Asahi. Kasei Microdevices.

As CD sales continue to decline, the audio streaming market is booming. Faster data connections mean that audio can be delivered over the Internet at increasingly higher resolution.

Amazon Music supports streams up to 192kHz and 24-bit, easily breaking the high-res threshold. The higher the sound quality, the closer the listening experience is to a live concert hall.

The Velvet Sound brand debuted in 2014 and has been used by high-end audio equipment brands such as Linn and Astell & Kern.

One of the barriers to wider adoption is the volume of data. For a five-minute song, a standard CD contains about 50 megabytes of data. But 7 gigabytes are necessary for the same song with the new chips of the Asahi Kasei group, that is to say approximately 140 times more than with a CD. Even with the rise of 5G communications, this is a considerable amount of data for streaming.

That said, the initial response from people who tried the new technology was music to the company’s ears. When the chips made their debut at Germany’s audio trade show, High End Munich, last month, visitors said the sound produced was as natural as hearing live musicians.

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Choice of films: Lightyear, The Convert, Roadrunner: a film about Anthony Bourdain https://mp3ar.com/choice-of-films-lightyear-the-convert-roadrunner-a-film-about-anthony-bourdain/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/choice-of-films-lightyear-the-convert-roadrunner-a-film-about-anthony-bourdain/ Light year (NC16) 105 minutes, showing, 4 stars In this surprisingly poignant space adventure spinoff of the Toy Story films (1995 to 2019), space ranger Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Chris Evans) and his crewmates are stranded on a planet filled with dangerous creatures. Buzz tries to find a way home with the help of fellow […]]]>

Light year (NC16)

105 minutes, showing, 4 stars

In this surprisingly poignant space adventure spinoff of the Toy Story films (1995 to 2019), space ranger Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Chris Evans) and his crewmates are stranded on a planet filled with dangerous creatures.

Buzz tries to find a way home with the help of fellow ranger Alisha Hawthorne (Uzo Aduba), but the alien monster Zurg (James Brolin) appears, along with his mighty army of robots.

In the Toy Story universe, it was the movie that inspired the production of the Buzz Lightyear action figure that found its way into boy Andy’s collection.

The cliché in artistic space movies is this: you travel across the galaxy, only to find what you seek within yourself. That’s what’s happening here, but you won’t notice it because of the tight storytelling.

A square-jawed male hero of a fantastical genre, Evans’ space guard Buzz embarks on this inner journey. He even gets a therapy animal, the adorable robot cat Sox. Buzz and Sox make a fun Luke Skywalker-R2-D2 team, but Sox is better because he’s also a very empathetic life coach.


The convert (PG)

84 minutes, Netflix, 4 stars

At the complicated intersection where race, religion, family ties, gender roles and sexuality meet, you’ll find the late Malaysian filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad.

Titled Muallaf (which in Malay means “to convert”) when it was released in 2008, his fifth feature was only recently added to Netflix. Several of his works – including Rabun (2002), Mukhsin (2007) and Talentime (2009), the last feature film before his death from a stroke the same year – were added a few years ago.

This could be because The Convert was controversial and played in Singapore before its release in Malaysia, following edits for religious sensitivities.

The version on the streaming service appears to be cut-free. Unfortunately, it’s poor picture and sound quality – a fate that has also plagued some Singapore films on Netflix, such as the military comedy Army Daze (1996).

The Convert is a story full of humor and also sadness. The Rohani and Rohana sisters (played by real-life sisters Sharifah Amani and Sharifah Aleysha) opt for intellectual honesty in all of their affairs. In a society that isn’t ready for women who are as intelligent and confident as they are, their outspokenness comes at a price.


Roadrunner: a film about Anthony Bourdain (NC16)

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Citizens of La Crosse Rally and Call on Mayor to Veto Ban on Conversion Therapy | national news https://mp3ar.com/citizens-of-la-crosse-rally-and-call-on-mayor-to-veto-ban-on-conversion-therapy-national-news/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 15:59:47 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/citizens-of-la-crosse-rally-and-call-on-mayor-to-veto-ban-on-conversion-therapy-national-news/ Some members of the La Crosse community are calling on Mayor Mitch Reynolds to veto the recent ban on conversion therapy approved by La Crosse City Council last week. The group, led by former city council members Tom Sweeney and Lorraine Decker, sent a veto request to Reynolds on Monday, saying the ban on conversion […]]]>

Some members of the La Crosse community are calling on Mayor Mitch Reynolds to veto the recent ban on conversion therapy approved by La Crosse City Council last week.

The group, led by former city council members Tom Sweeney and Lorraine Decker, sent a veto request to Reynolds on Monday, saying the ban on conversion therapy “would prohibit parents and legal guardians in La Crosse from choosing how advise their own children in private matters concerning sexuality.”

The coalition is also holding a rally outside City Hall on Tuesday afternoon to further communicate its demand to oppose the ban. Reynolds has until 5 p.m. Tuesday to veto the order.

The veto request says the ban violates the rights to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom to assemble and associate persons set forth in the United States Constitution.

“We believe this order renders illegal the constitutionally protected functions of religious entities and the practices of other counselors and therapists,” the letter states. “It basically targets people for their ideology and personal beliefs, and would certainly be challenged in court at the expense of the taxpayers of La Crosse.”

The current ordinance, passed by a 6-4 vote, bans conversion therapy, a practice that affects the LGBTQ+ community by attempting to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

The purpose of the ban, according to the ordinance, is to protect the residents of La Crosse, “particularly the physical and psychological well-being of minors, including non-binary, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, and to protect them from exposure to serious harm from conversion therapy.

As the ban was considered by La Crosse officials, many people spoke out in favor and in opposition to the ban.

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Havertown Irish Festival This Month Features Artists, Vendors, A Beer Garden And More – Delco Times https://mp3ar.com/havertown-irish-festival-this-month-features-artists-vendors-a-beer-garden-and-more-delco-times/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 18:48:52 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/havertown-irish-festival-this-month-features-artists-vendors-a-beer-garden-and-more-delco-times/ HAVERFORD – Delaware County and Havertown, often referred to as Ireland’s 33rd county, will host the fourth annual Havertown Irish Festival, with a full and exciting lineup of Irish music and dance, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 . in the back lot of the Manoa Mall in Havertown. People should […]]]>

HAVERFORD – Delaware County and Havertown, often referred to as Ireland’s 33rd county, will host the fourth annual Havertown Irish Festival, with a full and exciting lineup of Irish music and dance, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 . in the back lot of the Manoa Mall in Havertown. People should bring their own chairs to have a relaxing day, listen to music and enjoy a family day.

Kelly Music for Life President Tom Kelly said: “We are proud to announce a lineup that includes internationally touring artists as well as local musicians and dancers including Runa, Jamison, John Byrne Band, Irish Wilburys, Shades of Green, the David Brown Band and performances by the Emerald Isle Dancers.

Kelly Music for Life is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that operates the Kelly Center for Music, Arts, and Community in Havertown. Net festival revenues support their Arts and Education mission.

For the first time since 2019, the Havertown Irish Festival returns after a hiatus during the pandemic. The free-entry festival is one of five major outdoor fundraising music festivals planned by Kelly Music for Life in Haverford Township in 2022. Live music, beer garden, vendors food, a children’s entertainment area, crafts and more will be featured. Sponsor and supplier opportunities are available at all events.

The event will take place rain or shine. For more information on artists, directors, secure bike parking, live streaming options and more, visit https://kellycenter.ticketleap.com/havertown-irish-festival-2022/details.

Delaware County Health Department partners with Personic to open free COVID-19 testing site

In an effort to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 testing amid a recent surge in positive cases, the Delaware County Health Department has partnered with Personic Health Care, a local healthcare provider based in Springfield, to open a new testing site in Delaware County. Wellness Center in Yeadon.

The county opened the Delaware County Wellness Center in Yeadon in January 2021, converting a closed supermarket into a center offering a variety of public health services. The building is now one of several locations that house the new Delaware County Health Department, established this year in April.

The new COVID-19 testing site, located in the Yeadon County Delaware Wellness Center parking lot, 125 Chester Ave., Yeadon, will provide free, walk-in rapid COVID-19 testing to hundreds of Delaware County residents to address the urgent need for testing to slow the spread of the virus amid the current BA.2 outbreak. Hours of operation will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. COVID-19 testing will not be available on Thursdays and Sundays.

COVID-19 vaccines are also available for Delaware County residents at the Wellness Center. For up-to-date information on vaccination clinic hours, visit https://delcopa.gov/covid/vaccination.html.

The new site, which will be operated at no cost to the county, is part of a larger county effort to address health disparities exacerbated by the pandemic by providing convenient, free testing to communities of color and families. workers who are more likely to contract COVID-19, more likely to suffer from chronic illnesses that can be made worse by COVID-19, and who have less access to testing and other health services.

The new Delaware County Wellness Center testing site will provide access to both rapid on-site antigen testing, with results available in just 15 minutes, as well as RT-PCR testing, the gold standard in matter of COVID testing. Because Personic operates its own lab, PCR results will be available by email in less than 24 hours.

This is Personic’s second partnership with Delaware County. Personic operated a drive-through testing site at a Sharon Hill County-owned facility during the height of the pandemic earlier in the year. And it’s part of a larger Personic effort to expand access to care in underserved communities.

In addition to this new site, Personic is offering free testing services in North Philadelphia through a partnership with St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

COVID-19 testing appointments at the Delaware County Wellness Center in Yeadon are not required but are strongly suggested. Individuals can schedule a test at https://covidtestdelco.com.

The Tinicum Township Historical Society hosts a flea market and car show

The Tinicum Township Historical Society will hold its annual flea market and vintage car show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 18, at Gov. Printz Park on the waterfront, Second Avenue, Essington. In addition to the flea market and car show, the event will include face painting, story exhibits and crafts.

Chesco Chamber Foundation Hosts Summer Solstice Celebration at Grace Winery

The Chester County Chamber of Commerce and Industry will host a Summer Solstice Celebration, 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, at The Inn at Grace Winery, 50 Sweetwater Road, Glen Mills.

The Summer Solstice celebration is a time for all to come together for a fun night of cabernet, cooking and fellowship. Savor delicious bites of Brandywine Prime, great silent auction items and music from Lenape Brass Ensemble while sipping wine in the summer sun overlooking the beautiful grounds of the Inn at Grace Winery.

This event will support the Foundation’s Youth Leadership Program. The Chester County Youth Leadership Program is the cornerstone of the Foundation’s work. This program focuses on creating business education opportunities for Chester County junior and senior high school students. Through a series of educational sessions, activities, and group participation, students gain first-hand knowledge of local and national issues that influence the world around them.

For more information on sponsorships, contact Lynn Shine, Lynn@chescochamber.org/. To purchase tickets for the event, visit http://chescochamber.org or call 610-725-9100.

The Chester County Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a not-for-profit organization that represents businesses from all sectors and is the largest chamber in Chester County.

Delaware County Victim Assistance Center offers victim assistance and volunteer opportunities

The Delaware County Victim Assistance Center has been providing services to victims of sexual assault and their loved ones since 1974. The non-profit organization depends on the support of its volunteers to help meet the needs of clients 24 hours a day. of 24. Victim services include accompaniment to hospital/police interviews and telephone crisis intervention. Volunteers receive 40 hours of training to prepare them for their responsibilities and are asked to provide support at least twice a month for an evening or weekend shift. The Delaware County Victim Assistance Center asks interested community members to contact Lauren Guenther at 610-566-4342 or lciatteo@delcovictimassistance.org
The Delaware County Victim Assistance Center offers free, confidential counseling in person and via a 24-hour hotline to victims of sexual assault. The agency provides medical, police and legal support.
DCVAC also facilitates support groups for adult survivors of sexual abuse, adult survivors of rape, and teen survivors of sexual assault. Educational programs are offered to schools, professionals and community groups. For answers to questions or for services, contact their 24-hour hotline at 610-566-4342.

Children are welcome to register with the VBS at the First Baptist Church of Ogden

Ogden’s First Baptist Church, 2446 Mill Road, Upper Chichester, will take children aged 4-7 on an Australian adventure at this year’s Holiday Bible School, 6.30-8.30pm on Monday 8 August . Friday August 12. The VBS will feature Bible stories, crafts, games, puppets, snacks and prizes. VBS is free, but an offer will be accepted to help support a mission project. For more information and pre-registration, visit http://FBCOGDEN.org.

Readers can email community news and photos to Peg DeGrassa at pdegrassa@21st-centurymedia.com.

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Houston country singer uses music to share Jewish history https://mp3ar.com/houston-country-singer-uses-music-to-share-jewish-history/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 20:41:51 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/houston-country-singer-uses-music-to-share-jewish-history/ Maybe you’ve heard of “a little country, a little rock ‘n’ roll”. And a little Texan singer-songwriter, a little Torah? Imagine that Robert Earl Keen meets “Shema Yisrael”. Joe Buchanan may be wearing a cowboy hat instead of a yarmulke, but make no mistake: this Houstonian uses music to share Jewish values ​​and history. He […]]]>

Maybe you’ve heard of “a little country, a little rock ‘n’ roll”. And a little Texan singer-songwriter, a little Torah? Imagine that Robert Earl Keen meets “Shema Yisrael”.

Joe Buchanan may be wearing a cowboy hat instead of a yarmulke, but make no mistake: this Houstonian uses music to share Jewish values ​​and history.

He takes to the stage in synagogues across the country – and during the pandemic has created an online “Tableside Shabbat”. No matter the venue, Buchanan wants his tracks to entertain and inform.

“The world as a whole still doesn’t really know what it is to be Jewish,” he said.

And he wants to change that through song. After all, that’s how he learned the faith himself. Buchanan converted to Judaism nine years ago.

It’s truly a love story, he said, from when his future wife, April, stumbled across the game store where he worked in her twenties.

It was a slow day at the store. “We didn’t have a lot of customers,” Buchanan said. “So I played him a song on my guitar.

“We ended up getting married pretty quickly.”

Religion was not a concern. April was not religious and although Buchanan had grown up a Christian, he had never found a church that suited him. He was always looking for a congregation that matched what he had learned as a child from his grandfather.

“He taught me when I was young that God is simple, that you can see God all around you, and your goal is to live a good life,” Buchanan said. “That made sense.”

But he had trouble finding a church that preached the same message. He tried various faiths, going to church with his friends on Sundays.

“I couldn’t understand what I was hearing – that I was broken, that I wasn’t good enough for God, that I wasn’t born a good person,” Buchanan said. “I ended up walking away from it all.”

It wasn’t until years later, as a married man, that he decided to try again. He asked April to go out with him and look for a church house.

Buchanan couldn’t help but notice, however, that she didn’t sing any of the hymns or really participate during the services. When he asked why, she replied, “That’s not my thing.”

It wasn’t until 13 years into the marriage that Buchanan really understood.

The couple visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, and were shocked by what they saw.

April turned to him and said, “I want to connect with the faith of my people. I am Jewish – and our son is Jewish.

Buchanan explained that he didn’t know because April didn’t practice and didn’t know much about his own faith. But she wanted to change all that, and this time Buchanan would be the one to follow the ride. He told April, “If you want to explore this together, let’s do it.”

The couple searched for a synagogue near their home and found Congregation Shaar Hashalom in Clear Lake. On their first trip to check it out with their 11-year-old son, Nathan, they met Rabbi Stuart Federow.

“We showed up,” Buchanan recalled. “I said, ‘They’re Jewish, and I’m not, and none of us know what that means.'”

Federow greeted them by explaining, “There is only one God, and there is nothing wrong with you. You are loved by God just as you are. Then he added: “We don’t know what will come next, but what matters is now. You do good not for fear of punishment. You do it to bring more good into the world.

The words immediately resonated with Buchanan.

“It brought me back, like hearing my grandfather again,” he said. “I dove into it.”

Buchanan decided to convert to Judaism and began writing songs on his guitar about the process to help him better understand the concepts and stories of his new religion.

When Federow discovered that Buchanan was playing music about Jewish prayers and his Torah studies, he encouraged him. Eventually he invited her to perform during the Shabbat service.

Word spread, and other synagogues asked the singer-songwriter to come forward.

“I was asked to go to communities and different congregations,” Buchanan said. “April and I sat down. I knew it was something important, but I didn’t know what to do. What do I have to offer?

Around this time, Federow sent him to a Jewish songwriting conference. At first, Buchanan was a wallflower, but then she was asked to join a song circle. Everyone was playing music and singing.

“It just fired me up,” Buchanan said. “I felt like I was at home.”

Next, Buchanan met Jewish blues musician Saul Kaye from California.

Kaye loved his music and offered to help Buchanan make his debut album, “Unbroken,” released in 2015.

With the recording, everything took shape. Buchanan began to consider a program where he would share his story on the road.

He developed an entire weekend at a synagogue – providing music for Friday night Shabbat services, a concert and workshops.

“I never wanted to step on the bimah, play the tunes and then roll,” he said. “I wanted to know people. (The bimah is the raised platform at the front of a synagogue where the Torah is read.)

Buchanan established an artist-in-residence program and launched a workshop called “Choosing to be Chosen”.

“It took off,” he said.

Before the pandemic, Buchanan was on the road three weekends a month, touring full-time as a Jewish country artist. He describes his music as “feel-good, rowdy Americana with a Jewish soul.”

He also released a second album, “Back to Babylon,” in late 2019. “I kept very busy,” he said.

Then the pandemic hit.

“I thought to myself, ‘I can hang lights and play on my laptop. Let’s start running services on Facebook.’ I didn’t know if anyone would show up.

He called the session “Tableside Shabbat.”

There were prayers and songs, Buchanan said. He also made sure to respond to discussions with the audience and keep the session interactive.

“Now we have people across the country and across the pond playing it in their living rooms,” he said. “The same people started coming every week – then more and more people showed up.”

Missouri City resident Michael Burger first saw Buchanan perform at Congregation Beth Yeshurun. “It’s not your normal Jewish music,” he said. “It was something new – and I just connected with it.”

When Burger heard about “Tableside Shabbat,” he marked his calendar. “It became something we did every Friday night,” he said. “A little community formed from that.”

The sessions have become a source of comfort during the pandemic, he said.

Dr. Elaine Ducharme attends Tableside Shabbat from her home in Connecticut.

“I found his services to be this oasis in the midst of COVID,” she said. “It was this incredibly comforting place you could go to at the end of the week.”

Ducharme discovered Buchanan after his daughter Greta Bolton suffered a stroke and was quickly rushed to hospital.

Buchanan rewrote a song just for Bolton and called it “Greta’s Song”.

“We were all in tears,” Ducharme said.

Now, even as COVID restrictions are lifted, Buchanan continues to offer “Tableside Shabbat” whenever possible — and Ducharme is staying tuned.

Touring gigs are making a comeback: “2023 is pretty booked already,” Buchanan said.

Judaism offered him a lifeline, a lifeline that gave him more meaning and purpose.

All religions should work together as a positive force, he said.

“Music should be a bridge, never a wall.”

The Hebrew word ‘Kavanah’, described as the state of mind of Jewish prayer, literally means ‘intention’ or following the ‘direction of the heart’.

And that’s what Buchanan said he wanted to do, play Jewish music from his heart — with a Texas accent.

Peyton is a freelance writer based in Houston.

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NAMM Report 2022 – Mixdown Magazine https://mp3ar.com/namm-report-2022-mixdown-magazine/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 00:57:58 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/namm-report-2022-mixdown-magazine/ Lyrics by Peter Hodgson The latest and greatest announcements from this year’s NAMM NAMM 2022 was a stripped-down affair, with many companies playing it safe in these pandemic times and opting to wait a bit. Still, in the absence of some of the biggest names like Fender and Gibson, there was still plenty of cool […]]]>

Lyrics by Peter Hodgson

The latest and greatest announcements from this year’s NAMM

NAMM 2022 was a stripped-down affair, with many companies playing it safe in these pandemic times and opting to wait a bit. Still, in the absence of some of the biggest names like Fender and Gibson, there was still plenty of cool gear to drool over, remotely or in person.

Read all the latest features, columns and more here.

Eastman

The Eastman Juliet appears to be the hit of the show, with a new offbeat body design and a variety of pickup configurations. The lightweight one-piece okuome body has a raised center block like a Firebird, carrying Bare Knuckle BC Old Guard or P90 Low Wound humbuckers.

The model also features Eastman’s first six-sided headstock design.

Learn more.

taylor

Taylor Guitars has added two new all-koa models to its 700 Series lineup: the 724ce Grand Auditorium and the 722ce Grand Concert. (Did you know that koa glows green under black light? We learned that during a tour of their factory a few years ago).

The guitars feature an ultra-thin matte finish to allow the player to feel the texture of the wood and enhance the overall texture of the playing experience. Both models feature dark rosewood binding, rosette paua/rosewood shell, maple/rosewood top rim and dark stained maple pickguard.

Learn more.

Ibanez

Ibanez has unveiled a suite of new signature models (having already announced its 2022 lineup a few months ago), including a 35th anniversary model commemorating the partnership with Steve Vai in the form of a PIA model with a sensitive swirl paint finish. black light.

There is also an all-gold Joe Satriani JS model, a Vai PIA in “Blue Powder” finish and a new Tom Quayle model, the T-style TQMS1-CTB. There is also a new finish for Nita Strauss’ JIVA model in a transparent white Ghost finish.

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RØDE

RØDE’s RØDECaster Pro podcasting solution is a big hit, but the RØDECaster Pro II has a smaller form factor and even more color (which is invaluable for keeping up with multiple podcast guests). The unit features low-noise Revolution preamps, eight programmable smart pads for your triggering needs, and a 5.5-inch HD touchscreen.

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Universal Audio

Universal Audio has entered the fray of guitar amp emulation pedals with the Woodrow 55, Ruby ’63 Top Boost, and Dream ’65 Reverb. You can probably figure out what each is based on, and each pedal offers a range of speaker and voice options.

The Woodrow ’55 is specially equipped in this area, with three selectable boosts (including one based on the Maestro EP-3 tape delay preamp), as well as independent volume controls for the two channels (always on), ‘Instrument ‘ and ‘Mic,’ and a room control for ambience. These really blow away experienced tube amp players, and it looks like UA is onto something quite special.

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Neve

The legendary console makers have unveiled their first dual mic preamp and USB audio interface, the 88M. It features the same transformer-balanced Marinair technology found in the legendary 88RS console found in Abbey Road, Air and Capitol studios, but in a two-channel configuration.

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Two Notes

Genome combines advanced virtual speaker emulation and a suite of world-class studio effects to create a new ecosystem for hybrid and plugin-based rigs. It gives you access to over 500 virtual guitar and bass cabinets, studio-grade microphones, and perfect recording environments.

The company describes it as a surgically tuned adaptive channel strip for guitarists whether they’re using an integrated platform or a hybrid software/hardware setup.

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Ernie Ball Music Man

He’s the man of a thousand mentions, he has his own guitar company and Tosin Abasi of Animals As Leaders found time to add one more to the list by collaborating with Ernie Ball Music Man on Kaizen, a multi -double-cutaway offset scale (24.75″ to 25.5″) seven-string guitar with a tremolo and a set of new Music Man Heat Treated humbucking pickups.

It has Steinberger gearless tuners, and the fingerboard is thicker on the treble side than the bass side in order to angle it towards the player for, you know, ergonomics. The company has also expanded its line of DarkRay bass guitars (featuring Darkglass Electronics preamps and built-in fuzz and distortion effects) with a new five-string option, the DarkRay5.

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Apogee

Soft Limit has been an integral part of Apogee converters since Apogee’s standalone AD-500 converter in 1991, but this simple yet highly effective analog tape emulation is now available as an audio plug-in.

Round out transients in your audio signal, boosting apparent loudness while controlling superfluous digital peaks, add tape-like analog harmonics and subtle warmth, or drive the input knob to create crisp thickness that never gets harsh .

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Soldano

Now that Soldano is under the Boutique Amps Distribution umbrella, it was only a matter of time before their flagship SLO-100 was reinvented in the same 35-watt solid-state configuration as other BAD amps from Friedman, Diezel and Bogner. .

All the basic topology is there, including a Crunch/Overdrive mode switch, Normal/Deep voice switch, and controls for gain, level, three-band EQ, and presence, plus a loop. effects and a 24 V universal voltage power supply.

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Yamaha

Yamaha’s THR series of wireless desktop amps were groundbreaking when they were released and they still lead the pack, as evidenced by the fact that they released a new 10th anniversary version of the THR30II with no changes except for your choice of new black or white colorways.

Still a killer amp, but now it looks even classier.

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Ancient

They don’t mention which particular boss they take inspiration from in marketing, but you can probably figure out who this template is in a way of a tribute to. Pre-aged in the Vintage ProShop, The Boss has an ash body, maple neck and fingerboard and aged Butterscotch finish, black bakelite pickguard and set of Bare Knuckle The Boss Tele pickups.

It’s getting harder and harder to find ash guitars these days, you know.

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Technology 21

The innovators at SansAmp announce four new Character Plus Series pedals, each emulating a particular amp and pedal combo.

You have the Screaming Blonde (think Fender tweet with a Tube Screamer in front), English Muffy, HiWatt and Big Muff fuzzes, Fuzzy Brit Marshall and Fuzzface) and Mop Top Liverpool AC30 and Rangemaster Treble Boost). Each has two amp channels, and the accompanying gain effect can be engaged separately.

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TC Electronics

The lords of digital delay (the 2290 is iconic) have unveiled the Plethora X3, a feature-packed multi-effects pedal based on the larger but still small Plethora X5.

It lets you store and select up to 127 individual virtual pedalboards comprised of sounds from TC’s TonePrint line of pedals, including Helix Phaser, Viscous Vibe, Hall of Fame 2 Reverb, Flashback 2 Delay, Hypergravity Compressor, Vortex Flanger, Corona Chorus, etc. .

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Reverend

Reverend celebrates its 25th anniversary with a Silver Freeze finish and XXV Roman numeral inlays for the Anniversary Editions of the Six Gun Guitar, Sensei Jr Guitar and Decision P Bass.

All have Lorina bodies, Railhammer pickups and bass contour controls.

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Meris

The Meris LVX Modular Delay System is powered by LVX’s ARM architecture for dual delay processing power of up to 2540ms with the ability to incorporate processing elements from other Meris products including preamps , Granulize, Poly Pitch, etc.

Then there are 99 preset locations in 33 memory banks to save your presets and bring them back to life on stage.

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Evening

Eventide has unveiled the Misha, a Eurorack-compatible instrument and interval sequencer that the company is touting as a new way to make music. Sounds can be created by MIDI, voltage controlled or output waveforms with the audio jack, and there are external control models for MIDI and QWERTY keyboards.

You can use it to create your own scales and unlock new ways to play, and it’s one of those things that really has to be seen to be believed.

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Fujifilm X-H2S hands-on review: Built for speed https://mp3ar.com/fujifilm-x-h2s-hands-on-review-built-for-speed/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/fujifilm-x-h2s-hands-on-review-built-for-speed/ Fuji’s long line of X-series mirrorless cameras has a new hero. The X-H2S is the company’s first CSC with a fifth-generation image sensor, which brings new continuous shooting capabilities that are sure to raise eyebrows among sports photographers. The APS-C model also brought major ergonomic changes and stepped things up on the video front. It’s […]]]>

Fuji’s long line of X-series mirrorless cameras has a new hero. The X-H2S is the company’s first CSC with a fifth-generation image sensor, which brings new continuous shooting capabilities that are sure to raise eyebrows among sports photographers. The APS-C model also brought major ergonomic changes and stepped things up on the video front.

It’s set to rival the Sony A7 IV, Nikon Z6 II and Canon EOS R6 cameras, at least on price – which, at £2499 body-only, is a huge step up from the outgoing X-H1. In terms of features, Fuji believes it is looking for models that cost significantly more. That pushes it firmly into pro territory, so it’ll have to work harder than Fuji’s more traditional X-series models to make a good first impression.

There is also a certain reputation to maintain. When we reviewed its predecessor, the X-H1, in 2018, we said it was “the best compact camera Fujifilm has made”. Does the X-H2S live up to that high bar?

We were lucky enough to check it out with a pre-production camera before its official reveal.

Fujifilm X-H2S features and construction: keep it simple

It’s only slightly smaller than the X-H1, which was rather large for a CSC, but the X-H2S is still brilliantly compact – at least if you don’t attach the optional battery grip, which then puts on par with some DSLRs.

The weather-sealed construction is sturdy enough, giving the body a satisfying amount of heft, and the chunky handle provides excellent ergonomics. It’s been tweaked slightly from the X-H1 to better suit one of Fuji’s more extreme telephoto lenses, like the new XF150-600mm, which weighs more than twice as much as the camera.

Fuji has reduced the number of buttons compared to the first generation model, with those that remain being enlarged and spaced out a little more. This essentially means you don’t have to take the gloves off and risk frostbite just to tweak a few settings when shooting in colder climates, which we’re happy about.

The biggest change from the X-H1, and indeed any other X-series camera, is the dramatically simplified mode dial. Gone are the twin dials for ISO and aperture, which were layered with metering and drive mode controls. Instead, there’s now a single PASM dial, which is sure to massively divide opinion among Fuji fans, but should broaden the appeal of the X-H2S to anyone more accustomed to camera systems. competitors.

Fujifilm X-H2S features: frame and shoot

Hands-on review of the Fujifilm X-H2S LCD screen

There may be fewer physical controls, but you still get multiple command dials, and the ISO, white balance, and Fn buttons are all within easy reach, so we had no problem adjusting settings without look away from the EVF. The OLED panel is even sharper than before, with exceptional clarity and response times.

We also like the larger, more tactile focus stick, which is ridged so you can identify it with your thumb without having to look at the controls. It’s super sensitive though, requiring a light touch to move focus points around without skipping the point you were aiming for.

The 3-inch vari-angle LCD screen is as versatile as ever, flipping over for low-angle and high-angle shooting, as well as vlogging, though we didn’t need to rely on it to check settings at a glance; the top panel LCD just does a better job. The monochrome display shows the essentials, such as aperture, ISO, shutter speed and exposure compensation, and was still perfectly readable even in direct sunlight.

Filmmakers will be pleased to see the dedicated video record button alongside the shutter button, as well as the full-size HDMI output and dual 3.5mm ports for adding an external mic and headphones. We didn’t spend a lot of time shooting video, which maxes out at 6.2K resolution and 30fps, has no 30-minute limit, and can be saved in ProRes 4:2:2 and BlackMagic formats. RAW: you will need a CFexpress Type B Card to cope with ultra-large files.

It’s the first time a Fuji camera has built in CFexpress support, but there’s still good old-fashioned SD for anyone not planning on shooting 6K video. It works well with the fastest UHS-II cards currently on sale.

Fujifilm X-H2S Performance: Blazing Speed

Forty frames per second. It’s rather a lot of images in a few blinks. Importantly, the X-H2S does this without power failure, which makes it much easier to track a fast-moving subject. The hair-trigger shutter button easily snaps frames at surprising speed, which requires some adjustment if you’re coming from a camera with a firmer shutter release – although the same was true on the X-H1.

Perhaps even more impressive was the camera’s fast autofocus, which is able to track the electronic shutter and ensure quick bursts are able to capture the moment. Fuji has tweaked its algorithms to better predict moving subjects, and while it can’t compensate for a user who doesn’t know the basics, it helps ensure that many more of your shots stay sharp. Face and eye detection work well, and subject detection can detect animals and vehicles with impressive accuracy. 120fps live view ensures that what you see through the EVF is also what you capture – basically nothing this camera does can be considered slow.

In-body image stabilization has also been increased to 7.0 stops of exposure, compared to 5.5 stops on the X-H1, and that really makes all the difference when shooting handheld. You can reduce shutter speed and still get perfectly usable results, and it helps counter a shaky viewfinder image when shooting at extreme telephoto focal lengths.

Typical battery life is apparently good for between 400 and 700 frames, depending on settings, and we didn’t manage to drain it during our hands-on session. Pros looking for extra endurance can add the Battery Grip, which can handle over 1000 frames in the most taxing shooting mode, or nearly 2000 at more pedestrian speeds.

Fujifilm X-H2S Image quality: TRANS-formative?

The fifth-generation X-Trans CMOS 5 HS image sensor doesn’t make a huge leap in raw pixel count over the older fourth-generation chip, at 26.1MP. The stacked design sensor also retains the same pixel pitch and phase-detection AF points, but improves the rolling shutter to 1/151s. That’s an almost three-fold improvement and makes all the difference when shooting video.

What about the still side, though? Based on our early hands-on, Fuji purists have nothing to fear. The colors remain as pleasant as ever, with rich but realistic hues. The film simulation returns to add even more impact, without getting into Instagram filter territory. There’s no shortage of detail in any lighting condition, and the sensor is particularly suited to high ISOs.

Crucially, our testing was done on non-final prototype hardware, so fine-grain comparisons with competing cameras will have to wait. The following sample images have also been scaled down from their native resolution, so they are not representative of the final image quality.

Interestingly, the H2S is only half the story of the X-H2. Fuji is teasing a 40MP back-illuminated 5HR CMOS sensor, with an X-H2 set to be the first camera to use it. We hope to hear more in September, but based on early information, the next sister camera will likely be aimed at photographers who care more about pixel count than raw speed.

Fujifilm X-H2S Initial Verdict

If you need speed, the X-H2S seems to have guaranteed Fuji a spot on your shortlist. Continuous shooting performance now puts it firmly among more expensive systems from rivals such as Sony, Canon and Nikon, and improvements in video should help it compete with must-have models for filmmakers.

The ergonomic changes will take some getting used to for die-hard Fuji fans, who may insist PASM is a step too far beyond what the X-series is best known for. The price also makes it comfortably the most expensive non-GFX camera Fuji currently makes.

Based on our limited time with a pre-production camera, we don’t think either of these points will deter the X-H2S’ target audience. And while we can’t pass judgment on the image quality until we’ve tried the final, ready-to-release firmware, it presents very well. Sports and wildlife photographers in particular should definitely sit up and take notice.

The Fujifilm X-H2S will start shipping to customers in July, for £2499 body-only. We hope to have a full and in-depth review a little closer to launch.

Fujifilm X-H2S Specifications

Sensor 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 5HS
Lens frame X-mount
ISO range ISO80-51200 (extended)
Continuous shooting speed 15 fps (40 fps with electronic shutter)
Video recording 6.2K/30fps, 4K/120fps, 1080p/240fps
Filter 3.0-inch, 1.62-mil vari-angle touchscreen
Viewfinder 0.5-inch, 5.76-mil OLED electronic viewfinder
Storage support CFexpress Type B, SDXC UHS-II
Connectivity USB Type-C, HDMI, 3.5mm headset, 3.5mm microphone, 2.5mm remote shutter, hot shoe
Dimensions 136x93x85mm
lester 660g (with battery and memory card)
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Top 15 iPhone Shortcuts That Can Make Your Life Easier https://mp3ar.com/top-15-iphone-shortcuts-that-can-make-your-life-easier/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 18:16:43 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/top-15-iphone-shortcuts-that-can-make-your-life-easier/ The best iPhone shortcuts can help automate, simplify, and streamline using your phone with a single command. You can execute most shortcuts by voice using Siri or add them as widgets to the home screen. Here are 15 of the best shortcuts everyone should have installed on their iPhone. Shortcuts are one of the most […]]]>
  • The best iPhone shortcuts can help automate, simplify, and streamline using your phone with a single command.
  • You can execute most shortcuts by voice using Siri or add them as widgets to the home screen.
  • Here are 15 of the best shortcuts everyone should have installed on their iPhone.

Shortcuts are one of the most underrated features for the iPhone and iPad. Using the Shortcuts app, you can automate common tasks and daisy-chain apps to work with a single command. Some shortcuts are extremely useful and can come in handy several times a week. Others can improve and simplify the experience of using your phone, making you wonder why you didn’t start using the shortcut much sooner.

You can run shortcuts directly from the Shortcuts app, but it’s much more convenient to launch them by voice with Siri or by adding your favorite shortcuts as widgets to the iPhone home page. A few shortcuts are special cases and are best run from the Share page in the app where the shortcut is designed to work.

Whether you’ve been a longtime Shortcuts user or are just discovering this iOS feature now, here are 15 of the best iPhone Shortcuts everyone should have.

Live Photo to GIF

iPhone Live Photos are like magic; these are several seconds of video captured when you took the photo. But live photos are not so useful. Use Live Photo to GIF to save any Live Photo as, as the name suggests, an animated GIF that you can share in the usual way – in other words, it’s your own personal GIPHY creator.

Calculate the tip

Calculating the tip on a bill is always harder than it should be, especially if you’re in a rush at the end of the meal. After running this shortcut, you just need to enter the invoice and choose the interest rate you want, for example 12%, 15%, 18% or 20%. You’ll immediately see the tip amount and the final bill total, including the tip.

The Calculate Tip shortcut on iOS.

Tell the shortcut the bill and tip percentage, and it’ll quickly calculate how much to tip and the new total.

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Shazam++

Ever since Apple integrated Shazam into iOS, it’s easy to find the name of the song playing around you. But Shazam++ goes one step further – this shortcut will use Shazam to identify the song, then present you with a menu of options that include sharing the song or playing it in your favorite music player such as Spotify or Apple Music.

The Shazam++ shortcut on iOS.

After finding the music you’re listening to, this Shazam shortcut can do a few handy things with the song, including sharing or playing it.

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Read the whole album

Have you ever listened to a track in Apple Music and decided you’d like to hear the entire album that song is from? It’s not always easy to navigate to the album and start playing it, but this shortcut can do it with just a tap. Play Whole Album identifies the album and starts playing it from the first track.

Show clipboard

Sometimes it’s handy to see what’s on your iPhone’s clipboard without opening a document and pasting it to see what’s there. Use the Show Clipboard shortcut to see what’s been copied with a simple tap or voice command.

Home ETA

People are waiting for you at home, but you have been delayed at the office or stuck in traffic. Call the Home ETA shortcut to automatically send a text message to one or more people with the time Apple Maps estimates you’ll arrive home. You don’t need to launch Maps either – just run the shortcut and it does the rest.

Route to the next event

The Directions to Next Event shortcut simplifies the process of getting driving directions – just invoke this shortcut and it will grab the next event in your Calendar app and, if there’s a destination, open it in Apple Maps so you can start navigating there.

The Apple Maps app on iOS.

This shortcut can find your next destination in the Calendar app and automatically plot a route.

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Make the Top 25 Playlist

The Make Top 25 Playlist shortcut does exactly what it promises. Start this shortcut and it will create a playlist in Apple Music with the 25 tracks you last played. Each time you run this shortcut, it will create a new playlist, so you can hear how your most-played tracks have changed over time.

CmlCmlCml

CamelCamelCamel is a great price comparison site that can show you the price history of anything on Amazon, which can help you decide if it’s time to buy. For a faster way to check prices on CamelCamelCamel, install this shortcut, then go to Amazon in Safari. From any product page, start the CmlCmlCml shortcut from the Share page to see the results.

Send deferred text

You may not always want to send text messages as soon as you write them. Maybe it’s for a special occasion, or maybe you want to send it during the day. Whatever the reason, use Send Delayed Text to choose a recipient, compose a text message, and then choose the day and time to send the message.

Speed ​​Dial

The iPhone’s Phone app puts your favorite contacts at your fingertips, but you can make calls even faster with the Speed ​​Dial shortcut. Specify who you want to call the first time you run the shortcut, then call that person immediately each time you launch the shortcut.

The Speed ​​Dial shortcut as an iOS widget.

Turn the speed dial shortcut into a widget to call someone with just a touch from the home screen.

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Safari Auto Scroll

Want to read a long webpage in Safari hands-free? Open the webpage you want to read, then run Safari Auto Scroll from Safari’s share page. You can choose the scrolling speed, then put the phone down while the page scrolls by itself, like your own teleprompter. To enable this shortcut, you will need to enable Allow scripts to run in the Settings page of the Shortcuts app.

call me back to work

Do you email yourself at work to remind yourself of important tasks? You can use the Remind me at work shortcut instead. When setting up the shortcut, enter your office address. Then, each time you run the shortcut, you can send yourself a note that won’t appear on your phone until you get to the office.

apple frames

If you need to take screenshots with your iPhone and wish there was an easy way to add an iPhone-like frame around the image, you’re in luck. Apple Frames is like your own graphic designer – just launch the shortcut and choose the screenshot. In a few moments, you will get a copy of the image enclosed in an iPhone frame that you can save or share.

The Apple Frames shortcut app on iOS.

The Apple Frames shortcut can take a screenshot and apply a realistic phone frame around it.

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photo converter

Getting images in the right format is a constant annoyance. Photo Converter is a shortcut that can take any image from your photo library and convert it to PNG, JPG or HEIF as needed. After selecting the file format you need, save the image or share it in the usual way.

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Nightlife-loving mayor Adams offers plan to ‘let people dance’ https://mp3ar.com/nightlife-loving-mayor-adams-offers-plan-to-let-people-dance/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 22:34:35 +0000 https://mp3ar.com/nightlife-loving-mayor-adams-offers-plan-to-let-people-dance/ During his first six months as mayor, Eric Adams established a reputation as a staple of New York nightlife. It should come as no surprise, then, that Mr. Adams has proposed changing the city’s zoning rules to make it easier for New Yorkers to dance in bars and restaurants. Although the city repealed its Cabaret […]]]>

During his first six months as mayor, Eric Adams established a reputation as a staple of New York nightlife.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Mr. Adams has proposed changing the city’s zoning rules to make it easier for New Yorkers to dance in bars and restaurants.

Although the city repealed its Cabaret Act, a 1926 regulation that prohibited holding unlicensed dancing, singing, or musical performances, zoning law restrictions prevented many establishments from allowing the dance.

“Think of the owner of a tapas bar who has live music on the weekends and wants to reserve a small space to dance, but finds that according to city rules, it’s not allowed,” said Wednesday Mr. Adams during a speech before the Association. for a better New York. “We’re going to change that no to yes, and let people dance.”

Supporting the city’s nightlife isn’t just about fun, the mayor said. It’s also part of an effort to help small business owners still trying to recover from more than two years of the pandemic’s devastating effects on the economy.

But too many bars and restaurants are hampered by outdated zoning regulations that ban dancing, among other things, Mr Adams said on Wednesday, adding that he intended to change outdated zoning rules that were interfering with recovery from the city.

“Far too many organizations don’t understand that part of their mandate is to allow the city to grow and prosper,” Adams said. “Don’t start with no. Start with how can we get to yes. How do we build our city?

Proposed changes to the city’s zoning rules would, for example, allow a small retailer looking to expand its sales operations to other businesses to do so without moving to an area zoned for manufacturing; they would allow owners to convert the second floor of their home into rental units without having to add a parking space; and the changes would facilitate the conversion of unused office space into housing.

Other zoning changes would facilitate the installation of solar panels and the creation of charging stations for electric vehicles. Adams said the city also wants to use smart zoning to increase opportunities around four new Metro-North stations slated to open in the Bronx in 2027.

Planning officials will begin a public engagement process to develop language for the zoning enactment amendments. There will be an environmental review of the proposed changes and City Council will need to approve the changes.

New York has suffered from the pandemic but is starting to see some job growth, said James Parrott, an economist at the New School’s Center for New York City Affairs. The city added 39,400 jobs in April, including 7,200 in the full-service restaurant industry

Changes to zoning regulations that make it legal for bars and restaurants to allow dancing are a continuation of the repeal of the Cabaret Act of 1926 which prohibited holding dancing, singing or musical entertainment without license. It is widely believed that the law was used to target co-ed jazz clubs in Harlem.

The rule was widely enforced in all venues in the city, and music was not permitted in bars without a cabaret license until 1936. The city required cabaret employees and performers to carry “cabaret cards” and also have their fingerprints. A prior criminal record could be used to deny applicants cabaret cards, and famous musicians such as Ray Charles and Billie Holiday were ineligible.

Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani used the cabaret law to enforce his quality of life initiatives, but Mayor Bill de Blasio repealed the law in 2017. Even after the law was repealed, the rules of City zoning still prevented dancing in certain restaurants or bars.

The proposed changes will remove dancing from consideration under zoning laws and instead rely on indicators such as whether venues have cover charges or show times and therefore might need a license, have said city officials.

Ariel Palitz, executive director of the office of nightlife in the mayor’s office for media and entertainment, said in an email that Mr. Adams was essentially carrying out “unfinished business” left behind by the repeal of the law on the cabaret.

Larger establishments that want to offer dancing will still be subject to review when applying for a liquor license and will be subject to fire and noise rules and community review, Keith said. Powers, the majority leader of the city council.

Business owners have expressed relief at the upcoming changes.

“All these tiny, weird things affect how you function,” said Diana Mora, who helped found NYC Nightlife United and runs Friends and Lovers in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. A more comprehensive repeal of the cabaret law helps eliminate the fear that even if businesses try to follow the rules, “someone will come in, something will happen.” You will be closed.

John Barclay, owner of Paragon, was involved with the Dance Liberation Network which pushed for the repeal of the Cabaret Act in 2017. He said the law was “enforced against very predictable bands”, such as the places frequented by blacks and Latinos.

“If a law or regulation is founded with a clear and bigoted intent or if the results of its application are clearly racist or bigoted in any way, it must be repealed categorically,” he said.

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