Starring Susan Duncan and John Cross
Given their star power today, it may be hard to believe that Susan and John actually began their careers separately, and in relative obscurity. Susan started out with the all-girl band “Duncan Donuts,” where she was an a cappella pianist. John started out with the “Cross Family Yodelers,” a quintet that performed Alpine versions of heavy metal songs. Their meteoric rise to fame began when, unbeknownst to each other, they were hired as stunt doubles for the cult band “Captain and Tennille.”
As the following photo demonstrates, the visual similarity is obvious:
(Note: Susan and John are the two in the back.)
After that role, the rest is, as they say, history. But fame has not spoiled the two. You can occasionally hear their humble roots in their modern songs, whether it be Susan breaking into a spontaneous riff on the air piano, or John executing a musical run in an authentic Kitzbühel-region yodel (a technique once compared unfavorably to a basset hound's howl). Moreover, the two have turned into prolific songwriters. Who can forget that top-ten hit “Spring Schedule 2012,” a song that, while performed by Carol Channing, was actually penned by Susan? So sit back, put your earplugs in, and get ready to be entertained!
Raisin Brandeis comes from a small oyster-shucking village off the coast of Norway. Their major musical influences include Tuvan Throat Singing, Traditional Dances of the Hill People, and Barbara Streisand. The New York Tymes has said of Raisin Brandeis: "If the Beatles and Meatloaf had a mosh-pit, the sweaty puddle on the floor would smell like the genius that is Raisin Brandeis." Step up to the stage for TWO SCOOPS OF AWESOME!!
Representing the UofL Brandeis School of Law, Raisin Brandeis features Matt Doran, Pete Lay, Derek Monzon, Cameron Monzon, and Warren Lively.
Doug Keil and Tyler Korus, 3Ls
Doug Keil and Tyler Korus first met while crowd-surfing at a Creed concert in early 1992. In the Fall of ’93, they played together on the Crenshaw Raiders of the Snoop Youth Football League in Los Angeles. It was during this time that the quarterbacks coach, Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (better known as Nate Dogg), introduced the boys to the beauty of “G-Funk.” As the years went by, Mr. Dogg constantly coached the two boys, both in sport, and in honing their voices to produce harmonious G-Funk melodies funked out with a gangster twist. Now that Mr. Dogg has passed away, and his other protégé, Warren G, is on Celebrity Fit Club, Doug and Tyler cordially invite you to join them on October 27, 2011 for a special, one-time performance of G-Funk on a whole new level, where the rhythm is the bass and the bass is the treble.
TWO CENTURIES OF BLACK LOUISVILLE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY
A Panel Discussion and Book Signing with the Authors
Don't miss the first program of this academic year's Diversity Forum Series on Thursday, October 6! It will focus on the new book Two Centuries of Black Louisville written by Dr. Blaine Hudson, Mervin Aubespin, and Ken Clay. There will be a book signing after the program and copies will be available for purchase from Butler Books.
A light lunch from Expressions of You will be available at 11:30 a.m.
This event is free and open to all.
The noon hour yoga classes will end this Wednesday, October 5th. Classes will resume after fall break, but at a different time. Beginning on October 13th, classes will meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:15. Classes will continue to meet in LL77.
If you've not yet given Law School yoga a try, this might be the perfect opportunity for you to take the plunge. Again, no prior experience is necessary. And in fact, the instructor focuses on something different in every class, so that even those who attend regularly find every session an interesting new challenge. We provide the mats ... all you need is comfortable clothing (a t-short and sweats or shorts). So give it a try ... what do you have to lose (except perhaps a little angst or stress)?
Lawlapalooza 2011: I Rocked the Law t-shirts are now on sale, as are tickets, in the Law Resource Center (room 272). Tickets and t-shirts are only 10 bucks each. T-shirts are available in the following sizes: Men's, XL, L and M; and (new this year!) Women's, M and S.
The Lawlapalooza planning committee will also be selling t-shirts and tickets in the Mosaic Lobby:
- Tuesday, October 11 from 9—11 a.m.
- Thursday, October 13 from 11 a.m.—1 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 18 from 2—4 p.m.
- Thursday, October 20 from 5—7 p.m.
Please welcome Christie Ballenger to the Brandeis School of Law.
Ms. Ballenger is the new User Support Manager in the Information Technology department, and starts today, Monday, October 3, 2011. She will spend her first day attending the university's new employee orientation. Her first day in the law school will be Tuesday, October 4.
Ms. Ballenger holds an associate’s degree, with high distinction, in computer information systems from Elizabethtown Community College and MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) and MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) certifications. Christie has worked in an academic setting since 1999, first as a help desk technician, then as a data coordinator, at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, where she has been responsible for maintenance of student records in PeopleSoft, among many other duties.
Since 2008, Christie has also worked for Best Buy’s Geek Squad, diagnosing hardware, software and network issues, and performing hardware and software upgrades and operating system installations for customers.
As user support manager, Ms. Ballenger will be responsible for providing support and training to faculty, staff and students in the use of desktop software and hardware in offices, classrooms, labs, and clinic. Very soon, she will begin meeting with administrative departments, faculty, staff and students to discuss and assess those groups' training and support needs and to begin developing appropriate responses, materials and programs. Also, the information technology department will begin hiring undergraduate work-study students to provide frontline support for student computing and expand availability to evenings and weekends.
Ms. Ballenger's office is room 119 in the information technology hallway. Her phone number is 502-852-2560, and her e-mail address is email@example.com.