During the daze between both weekends of New Orleans Jazz Fest, the celebratory energy remains, as many musicians stay down in the Big Easy to play shows and see the rest of their musical brethren. On Tuesday, May 2nd, The Nth Power will bring together a slew of special guests to re-create their Earth, Wind, & Fire tribute known as “Earth, Wind & Power.” They’ll be joined by the second-ever performance of the All Brothers Band, made up of the dual-brother attack of Oteil and Kofi Burbridge and Neal and Alan Evans, up-and-coming funk act Organ Freeman, as well as a tribute to Allen Toussaint by members of Turkuaz, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Electric Beethoven, & Nigel Hall Band. Tickets are currently available here.Watch The Nth Power’s ‘Earth, Wind & Power’ Perform “Devotion” At Brooklyn Comes AliveWith The Nth Power putting together a stellar ensemble for this tribute to Earth Wind & Fire, it is without a doubt going to be an amazing performance. There will be plenty of that funk and soul to keep your body moving into the late-night hours with an incredible cast of musicians including Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band), Skerik, Weedie Braimah, Lyle Divinsky (The Motet), Drew Sayers (The Motet), Erica Falls (Galactic), Paul Robinson, and Farnell Newton, as well as Kofi and Oteil Burbridge.Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company, Allman Brothers), keyboardist and flautist Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band, Derek Trucks Band), keyboardist Neal Evans (Lettuce, Soulive) and drummer Alan Evans (Soulive, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe) are making their second-ever appearance as “The All Brothers Band,” with their first being at last year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive. The Brothers collaborated for an EP earlier this year, though they’ve yet to present this project for public ears. We can expect smooth layers of funk and jazz with these players, but there’s really no telling what they might have in store.Organ Freeman provides some serious toe-tapping jives, fueled by the trio of guitarists Erik Carlson, drummer Rob Humphreys and organist Trevor Steer, hard at work. Like many bands comprised of tight-laced musicianship, Organ Freeman emerged from an intensive music program called the Musicians Institute of Hollywood. Steer explains that the group “initially formed the group as more of an opportunity to experiment than a serious project while we were all students, and continued on as a creative outlet while we all played out as freelance musicians. It wasn’t until years later when we were presented with the chance to do a record that the band sort of morphed into what it is today.”The tribute to Allen Toussaint, known as the “Allen Toussaint Jukebox,” will feature a full set of music from his prodigious career. The band will consist of Shira Elias and Michelangelo Carubba from Turkuaz, Sasha Brown from Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Todd Stoops from Electric Beethoven, and Eric Vogel from the Nigel Hall Band, and it will take place in the cozy confines of The Den.Tickets for this special late-night performance are currently on sale here.– SHOW INFO –Artist: Earth Wind & Power / All Brothers Band / Organ Freeman / Allen Toussaint JukeboxVenue: Howlin’ Wolf – 907 S. Peters Street – New Orleans, LA 70130Date: Tuesday – May 2nd, 2017Price: $27.50adv / $35dosAges: 21+Tickets: Purchase here If you’ll be down in New Orleans for Jazz Fest this year, don’t miss out on all of the awesome late night music options taking place across the city. Learn more about all of the amazing music you can catch at this link.
The researchers collected nasal and throat specimens from each child for testing by viral culture and reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. The study involved prospective testing of children who were hospitalized or received outpatient treatment for acute respiratory tract infection or fever in three urban counties. The New Vaccine Surveillance Network, set up in 1999 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, conducted the study, with Katherine M. Poehling, MD, of Vanderbilt University as first author. The investigators calculated that the average rate of hospitalization for confirmed influenza among children under age 5 in the three counties was 0.9 per 1,000 children from 2000 to 2004 (95% confidence interval, 0.8 to 1.1 per 1,000). The hospitalization rates varied by age-group within that age range: 4.5 per 1,000 for children aged 0 to 5 months, 0.9 per 1,000 for ages 6 to 23 months, and 0.3 per 1,000 for those aged 24 to 59 months. Healthcare providers identified flu in only 28% of young children who were hospitalized because of the illness and in only 17% of those who were treated in a clinic or hospital emergency department, according to a report in the Jul 6 New England Journal of Medicine. In his editorial, Glezen, of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, comments that children shed larger amounts of influenza virus for longer periods than adults do. “Treatment of these younger patients even three to four days after the onset of infection may at least reduce the spread of infection to contacts,” he writes. He adds that when flu is recognized in a child, clinicians can offer preventive treatment to the child’s family members. In the outpatient wing of the study, 1,742 children were enrolled, of whom 274 (16%) had lab-confirmed flu. Healthcare providers recognized flu in only 17% of these 274 children, according to the report. “This lack of recognition represents a missed opportunity to reduce both the risk of complications and the spread of the virus to contacts,” writes W. Paul Glezen, MD, in an editorial accompanying the report. “We found a much higher burden of influenza infection in the outpatient setting than in the inpatient setting, a large variation in burden according to the year and site, and a lack of clinical recognition of influenza during most visits,” the authors write. The report comes in the wake of a new federal recommendation that all 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds should be vaccinated against flu every year. The same recommendation was made 2 years ago for children between 6 and 23 months old. The study also indicated that outpatient visits related to flu were between 10 and 250 times as common as flu-related hospitalizations, suggesting that increased flu immunization could reduce medical visits and costs. Poehling KA, Edwards KM, Weinberg GA, et al. The underrecognized burden of influenza in young children. N Engl J Med 2006 Jul 6;355(1):31-40 [Abstract] Using their data, the authors estimated that 56 of every 1,000 children in the three counties were taken to a clinic or emergency department because of flu in 2002-03. In the 2003-04 season, the estimated number of visits jumped to 122 per 1,000. The rate of outpatient visits was highest in children 6 to 23 months old and lowest in those 0 to 5 months old. The failure to recognize flu means children are not getting antiviral drugs that could ease their symptoms, especially if given in the first 2 days of illness. About 35% of the sick children in the study saw a healthcare provider within the first 2 days of symptom onset. The hospital component of the study ran from October 2000 through September 2004 in Rochester, N.Y., and Nashville, and from October 2003 through September 2004 in Cincinnati. The outpatient part of the study was done in selected clinics and emergency departments during the 2002-03 and 2003-04 flu seasons in Nashville and Rochester and in 2003-04 in Cincinnati. They found that about 35% of the children with flu were taken to a medical provider within 2 days after they became ill, “when antiviral medications may have shortened the duration and severity of illness,” the report says. Increased use of rapid tests for influenza could not only increase the use of antivirals, but also improve infection control and boost the use of flu vaccine, the article states. Noting that flu-related outpatient visits vastly outnumbered hospitalizations, the authors write, “Although the rationale for enhanced vaccination against influenza in children has been based primarily on hospitalization rates, reducing the number of outpatient visits attributable to the prevention of influenza by vaccination would have an even greater effect on costs.” Jul 7, 2006 (CIDRAP News) Physicians miss the diagnosis of influenza in children under age 5 most of the time, according to researchers who tested thousands of sick children for flu in three US counties over several years. Among 2,797 hospitalized children enrolled in the study, the authors found 160 (6%) laboratory-confirmed cases of flu. Only 28% of these had a flu diagnosis at the time of discharge (the surveillance test results were not available to clinicians before discharge). Only 52 of the 160 children diagnosed by the authors received a flu test as part of their clinical care, and 38 of these 52 tested positive, according to the report. Eighty percent (148) of the children with lab-confirmed flu were younger than 2 years. Glezen WP. Influenza control. (Editorial) N Engl J Med 2006 Jul 6;355(1):79-81 [Introduction]
The FBI is planning its next steps following the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.The agency wants to monitor social media in real time for such threats with the help of private contractors who can gather and send them the posts.FBI Agent Stuart Kaplan says, “With these mass shootings and these active shooting scenarios, the person may tend to post a manifesto or last will and testament online and immediately go out and carry out a horrific act.”Without the use of a third party, the FBI would need to obtain warrants or wait for tips.According to Kaplan, “If the FBI or government has to jump through those hoops, the delay may in fact be too late.” He acknowledges that some privacy would have to be taken away from social media users, but thinks it is necessary in order to address the threat.Kaplan adds, “Domestic terrorism has become more of the forefront, our national security is more front and center with respect to homegrown, and I hate to say this, United States citizens acting as lone wolves.”In this month’s Dayton, Ohio shooting, FBI agents say the shooter had concerning posts on Twitter that hinted he was violent. The El Paso shooter also posted a manifesto in an online message board.