Rebirth Brass Band Announces Intimate Pop-Up Show In NYC

first_imgNew Orleans institution Rebirth Brass Band has announced a surprise, last-minute show in New York City! The iconic Crescent City brass band, who will be in New York for a three-day workshop at the 92nd Street Y, will now bring their 35th Anniversary Tour to DROM for an intimate performance on this coming Tuesday, January 29th.Rebirth Brass Band, formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, is a staple of New Orleans culture. Whether you’ve seen them on HBO’s Treme or during one of their shows from their long-running residency at the world-famous NOLA venue The Maple Leaf, the band has become one of the go-to torchbearers of the city’s music and culture. The band is fully committed to upholding the rich tradition of the brass band while also infusing elements of funk and hip-hop into their rich and vibrant sound. Rebirth Brass Band is the undisputed leader of the pack, and now, in their 35th year as a band, they’re showing no signs of slowing down.Rebirth Brass Band’s special pop-up show at DROM is on sale NOW at this link. See below for full info for this special, intimate show.Date: Tuesday, January 29thArtist: Live For Live Music Presents: Rebirth Brass BandVenue: DROM – 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10019Tickets: $25Time: 9:00 PMlast_img read more

Pakistani PM urges Kashmir referendum, talks with India

first_imgISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister says his country will allow people in the Pakistan-administered section of divided Kashmir to decide whether they wanted to join Pakistan or prefer to remain independent in a future referendum on the disputed Himalayan region. Imran Khan spoke at a rally on Friday in the town of Kotli in the Pakistan-administered Kashmir as the country marked the annual Day of Solidarity with Kashmir. Khan expressed readiness to talk to his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, if he reverses steps taken by New Delhi in 2019 by changing the special status of Kashmir, which is split between Pakistan and India and claimed by both in its entirety.last_img

Who Is The Sound of Music Star Kerstin Anderson? See Her Before She Becomes Maria

first_imgThe new national touring production of The Sound of Music is getting ready climb every mountain in the U.S., headlined by a newcomer whose name we just heard for the first time this morning: Kerstin Anderson. Who is she? A Pace University junior who has been plucked directly from her college classes to hit the road with Ben Davis, Ashley Brown and a crew of adorable von Trapp kids. We can’t wait until the new production begins performances at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles this September, so we hunted the Internet for clips of the new star before she takes the stage. And wow—she’s amazing!The Light in the PiazzaOh, didn’t The Light in the Piazza’s original star Victoria Clark direct the production at your college? No? What a shame, because it totally happened at Pace University in 2014, featuring Kerstin as Clara. Check out her absolutely heartbreaking rendition of the musical’s title song. EliseThere’s two things we learned from this eight-minute musical presented at 54 Below: One, Kerstin looks great in milkmaid braids (not necessarily a prerequisite to play Maria von Trapp, but it helps). Two, the new Sound of Music star has a crazy belt and an amazing high A. “Come to the Fair”Speaking of high As, check out the star singing a more Maria-like tune at the 2010 Rising Stars Scholarship fundraising performance. Hey Kerstin, maybe after your run in The Sound of Music maybe you could come to Broadway and play Christine in Phantom? Just an idea! View Comments “Ready to Be Loved”Is Kerstin ready to leave Pace University to headline The Sound of Music? After seeing her nail “Ready to Be Loved” from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s Edges, it looks like the answer is definitely yes. See you on the road, Kerstin!last_img read more

Ecuadorian Air Rally Wins Aeronautical Pentathlon

first_imgBy Dialogo July 18, 2011 The air rally that opened the Aeronautical Pentathlon competition, at Afonsos Air Base, was won by Captain Pallacios of Ecuador, a country with little tradition in the sport. He was the last athlete to take off in the Super Tucano and did the best among the eight pilots who participated in the race. In the opening event of the Aeronautical Pentathlon, every pilot receives an aerial map indicating points on a pre-determined terrain that should be flown over in accordance with a planned timetable. Aircraft and pilots are assigned by the host country and only one athlete from each team flies up. The medal ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 21. The aeronautical pentathlon is composed of one flying competition and six athletic ones: shooting, fencing, swimming, basketball, obstacle course, and orienteering.last_img read more

EU donates €350 million to help ASEAN countries battle COVID-19

first_imgThe European Union has announced that it is mobilizing €350 million (US$ 378 million) to assist Southeast Asian countries in the battle against COVID-19.The funds will be allocated for, among others, addressing the health crisis, strengthening healthcare systems and alleviating economic and social impacts from the pandemic.“In difficult times, ASEAN can count on the European Union. The EU and ASEAN are regional organizations bound by 42 years of solidarity and partnership,” EU Ambassador to ASEAN Igor Driesmans said in a statement. “By mobilizing €350 million in support of ASEAN countries, the EU is demonstrating its friendship with the people of the region,” he added.For Indonesia — the country with the highest death toll from COVID-19 in Southeast Asia — the EU has granted €6 million to NGOs working on public health and hygiene measures, psycho-social counseling for vulnerable groups, distribution of health kits to vulnerable communities and assistance to community health workers.The EU announced on April 4 that it would commit more than €20 billion to support partner countries in the fight against COVID-19 under a program called Team Europe.It will distribute the funds to vulnerable countries in Africa, the western Balkans, eastern partner countries, the Middle East and North Africa, parts of Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Read also: US donates $3 million for COVID-19 relief to IndonesiaThe regional block had also channeled some €48.5 million to fund 18 research projects on COVID-19, particularly related to protective equipment,  to improve modeling of the spread of the virus, rapid diagnostics techniques as well as treatments and vaccines.”Scientific organizations in ASEAN member states are invited to express their interest to cooperate with the newly launched projects. Priority will be given to activities related to modeling and high performance computing, as well as infrastructure platforms and projects,” the EU announced in a written statement on April 16.The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy and healthcare systems of nations around the world since it spread rapidly from Wuhan city in China to more than 200 countries and territories in roughly four months since early January.As of Tuesday, the tally of COVID-19 infections has topped 3 million cases globally, with more than 211,000 fatalities across the globe, Bloomberg reported.Driesmans further asserted the importance of global collaboration to address crisis caused by the contagious respiratory illness.”We can only overcome the coronavirus pandemic through international cooperation, solidarity and coordination,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

Saudi Arabia to hold virtual G20 summit on Nov 21-22

first_imgThey have injected $11 trillion to stem the economic impact of the pandemic and launched a debt suspension initiative for the world’s poorest countries aimed at deferring some $14 billion in debt payments due this year.Ahead of hosting the G20 summit, Saudi Arabia jailed eight people for between seven and 20 years for Khashoggi’s killing in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate. Saudi officials denied Prince Mohammed played a role, but in 2019 he indicated some personal accountability, saying “it happened under my watch”.Riyadh has also been trying to exit the costly conflict in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been battling the Iran-aligned Houthi group for over five years in what is widely seen in the region as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.  The G20 leaders summit will be held virtually on Nov. 21-22, Saudi Arabia said on Monday, as the COVID-19 pandemic thwarted Riyadh’s hopes of hosting the gathering in the kingdom to boost its international standing.Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter and a leading U.S. ally, took over the G20 presidency at a time of heavy global criticism of its human rights record after the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and of the Yemen war.Riyadh has sought to turn attention to reforms launched by de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to open up the kingdom and diversify its economy. King Salman, who had surgery in July, will chair the November summit, a G20 Saudi secretariat statement said.Saudi leaders had hailed the kingdom’s G20 presidency as proof of its leading role in the global economy, but the majority of the meetings have been held virtually due the novel coronavirus.The summit will focus on “protecting lives and restoring growth, by addressing vulnerabilities uncovered during the pandemic and by laying down foundations for a better future,” the statement said.The Group of 20 major economies have this year contributed over $21 billion to support measures such as the production and distribution of vaccines to fight the coronavirus outbreak.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Palmview’s largest masterplanned community releases land and park ahead of schedule

first_imgAn artist’s impression of Harmony’s pocket park.Once complete, Mr Harper said Harmony would account for more than 4800 homes for about 12,000 of those future residents.“Our new neighbourhood will encourage residents to stay active right on their doorstep with extensive walking and bike trails, a 5ha recreation park and a 1ha local park,” he said.Sunshine Coast local Alyssa Jackson and her partner James Newcombe who recently moved up from Canberra, have just purchased a block of land in Harmony and hope to move into their new home in early 2019. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON TWITTER<< Bruce Harper, Cr Tim Dwyer, Laura Scherian, Cameron Holt and Cr Rick Baberowski open Grand Linear Park in Palmview.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoMr Harper said the park was five times the size of other standard parks on the Sunshine Coast.“The Grand Linear Park will serve as a catalyst for wellbeing and connectivity for residents and tourists alike,” he said.The first $3.1 million phase consists of 2ha of community space and features three separate play areas for locals to explore. Once complete,Harmony, is expected to house about 4500 new residents.He said they released the latest neighbourhood Unity, which brought 34 more blocks of land, ranging in size from 250sq m to 505sq m, to meet the demand.“Residential property demand is surging in the region and as prices continue to rise, buyers are increasingly looking for affordable land options in desirable locations,” Mr Harper said.“Over the past year, demand in the region has grown exponentially as more people look to build their own homes in well-known property ‘hot spots’.”Along with the early land release, AVID Property Group opened the community space Grand Linear Park three months ahead of schedule. An artist’s impression of Harmony’s grand linear park.A SUNSHINE COAST developer has fast-tracked the latest land release to meet demand from locals and interstate sea-changers.AVID Property Group general manager Queensland Bruce Harper said their development Harmony was the largest masterplanned community in Palmview, which is about 85km north of Brisbane.center_img Harmony’s new facilities includes a set of six swings, two table tennis tables and a 30.2m multi-play structure with a slide, spider’s web, swinging ropes and stepping stones.A set of six swings, two table tennis tables and a 30.2m multi-play structure with a slide, spider’s web, swinging ropes and stepping stones was available for children of all ages and abilities.According to Queensland Government’s Queensland Regional Profiles — Sunshine Coast Local Government Area, April 2017, Sunshine Coast’s population is projected to grow from about 311,550 to 453,000 by 2036. “It’s pretty competitive to purchase a block of land at Harmony; there were other buyers lining up for almost two hours before the Sales Centre even opened,” Ms Jackson said.“Harmony’s location was what really encouraged us to purchase in the area — the proximity to the highway, University of the Sunshine Coast, hospital and the shops in the Maroochydore CBD make it a very convenient location to live.”Ms Jackson said they wanted to enter the property market as soon as possible and decided to build a brand-new home so they could take advantage of the First Home Owners’ Grant.“We wanted to get into the property market so that we could pay off a mortgage rather than continue to pay money renting,” she said.last_img read more

Where to buy affordable acreage within 25km of Brisbane’s CBD

first_imgThe site where Aspect Karalee will take shape.Homesites within 25km of the Brisbane CBD are diminishing, prompting buyers to snap up acreage homesites at affordable prices.Currently one of the most affordable acreage estates in the greater Brisbane region is Aspect Karalee, an acreage estate located on the upper reaches of the Brisbane River, where you can buy a 4881sq m homesite for $305,000. The estate, which will provide 81 homes when completed, is about 50 per cent sold with the developer now releasing fourth stage due to the demand.“The proximity to the newly revamped Karalee Shopping Village and easy access to major roads and public transport has certainly contributed to buyers’ decisions to build their homes in Karalee,” said Daniel Hirst, director of residential at Colliers International, who is marketing the estate.“The Village expansion includes an additional 6214sq m of retail space, doubling the total floor area of the centre, and a brand new full-line Coles and 15 speciality stores which join the existing Woolworths and specialty offering,” Mr Hirst said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:06Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:06 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHelp with buying your first home 01:07 The Crossing, Karalee.The other residential estate on the banks of the Brisbane River that is meeting this demand is The Crossing, also in Karalee where blocks of 2715sq m are selling from $330,000. The Crossing is already 80 per cent sold, with the only available fully sewered homesites ranging from 2020sq m up to 8640sq m, and all within 1km of the Karalee Shopping Village. This is the only small acreage development in the area that provides this level of amenity.Mr Hirst said Karalee was only 10 minutes’ drive from Ipswich and about 40 minutes from the Brisbane CBD.“We have had families and couples buying here who want to own the acreage dream but still live and work in Brisbane. There are a lot of cases where the households have people commuting to both Ipswich City and Brisbane City for work so this is a perfect base to accommodate that,” he said.center_img An aerial shot of The Crossing at Karalee.Christopher and Kate Bonner are first homebuyers who purchased a 4000sq m homesite for $325,000 within Aspect Karalee and are now building their dream home with Clarendon Homes.“Growing up rurally and studying and working in Brisbane for the past 10 years, we always wanted to buy and live on an acreage that gave us a rural feel, but still allowed us to continue our careers with proximity to Brisbane,” Mr Bonner said.“Aspect in Karalee gave us this option and appealed to us because it is secluded and surrounded by bushland and rolling hills, the Brisbane River and small farms. Plus we have family and friends who live in the area.“During our search for a homesite we wanted at least an acre of land so that we could build a big home and still have plenty of room for a yard, landscaping, gardens, room for pets and plenty of play areas for kids.“It was important for us to be away from the city in a quiet and peaceful area, and not be crammed in among other homes. We think it’s great that Aspect in Karalee are devoted to maintaining and encouraging natural vegetation, flora and fauna with tree protection zones and wildlife bridge crossings.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agolast_img read more

Liverpool fans demand one Man City star after UCL ban

first_imgRead Also: EPL: Mane nets as Liverpool beat Norwich to open up 25-point lead“KDB to Liverpool?” asked one follower of the Merseyside club. “Maybe yessssss.”One fan wrote: “KDB2020 Welcome to #LFC Kevin De Bruyne,” wrote one of the Anfield faithful. “#YNWA.” “Get kdb now @LFC,” said another.One fan even went as far as to send a welcome message to ‘KDB’, tweeting: “Welcome to Liverpool Kevin de Bruyne.” “A cheeky bid for KDB, @LFC please?” asked another supporter of the Merseyside club.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The European football governing body have also handed City a £25million fine for their breach of the rules.The ban means the defending Premier League champions will miss next season’s Champions League tournament, regardless of if they win this year’s competition.News of City’s suspension, which they plan to appeal, has cast doubt over the futures of their manager Pep Guardiola and several of their players.One of the players who could leave the Etihad following the suspension is the club’s midfield maestro De Bruyne, who has undoubtedly been the best player in the Premier League for the last two seasons.Liverpool fans are eager to see the Belgium international swap Manchester for Merseyside, and immediately expressed that desire shorty after the announcement of City’s suspension.“Bid for de bruyne straight away,” one Reds fan tweeted upon seeing the news of City’s ban.Another said: “KDB gonna want European ball, FYI. @LFC.” One Kopite wrote: “@LFC ANNOUNCE KEVIN DE BRUYNE.” Promoted Content8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksReal-life Robots That Will Make You Think The Future Is Now20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Liverpool fans have called on Jurgen Klopp to make a move for Kevin de Bruyne following the news of Manchester City’s two-year ban from European competition.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… On Friday night, UEFA announced they’d handed City a two-year ban for breaking Financial Fair Play rules.last_img read more

Giggs wants United to attack

first_img The slow, unimaginative way the team performed in Moyes’ final game in charge last week disappointed Giggs, who is conscious and proud of United’s historical reputation as one of the most fearsome attacking teams in the land. Giggs knows Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson became club greats because their success was borne out of a commitment to attacking football. And now Giggs wants to see a similar style of play from his team in his four matches at the helm. “My philosophy is the Manchester United philosophy,” Giggs said. “I want players to play with passion, speed, tempo and be brave, with imagination, all the things that are expected of a Manchester United player. “I want to see goals, tackles, players taking players on and getting the crowd up. “I want the passion that should come with being a Manchester United player. “I’ll tell the players just to try to enjoy yourself, express yourself. I just want them to enjoy themselves and give the fans something to smile about in the remaining four games. “It’s been a frustrating season and I want to end it on a high. The stadium will be bouncing.” There was an air of infectious optimism in the academy building at Carrington on Friday as Giggs spoke to the media in the same room where Ferguson used to hold his press briefings. If that positivity brushes off onto the players, then United should end the season strongly. Giggs, kitted out in his training gear, could not conceal his delight at being asked to manage a club that has literally been his life. “It’s probably the proudest moment of my career,” said Giggs, which is quite a statement considering he has won 35 trophies at United. Giggs will be without forward Robin van Persie for his first match in charge against Norwich on Saturday. Van Persie is still recovering from a knee injury while defender Rafael is unavailable because of a thigh problem. Midfielder Giggs could name himself in the squad for the game against the Canaries, which comes four days after the dismissal of Moyes. Norwich will again be without Joseph Yobo. The on-loan Nigeria defender has a calf injury, but should return to first-team training next week. Winger Elliott Bennett is back in contention after completing his rehabilitation from his serious knee injury. Scotland defender Steven Whittaker hopes Norwich can secure Premier League survival and earn Neil Adams the Carrow Road manager’s job on a permanent basis. Whittaker was a peripheral figure under Chris Hughton, who was sacked two weeks ago with five games to play and Norwich in the relegation mire. Adams, who led the young Canaries to the FA Youth Cup last season, has given the players a boost, but is still searching for his first points when he takes his side to managerless Manchester United on Saturday after losses to Fulham and Liverpool. “I hope he is the manager here next season,” said Whittaker, who believes the players are benefiting from a positive playing style and a higher intensity in training. “A lot of the boys had a boost, training’s been a lot higher tempo than before and that’s taken it into the games as well. “I think there’s been a big change the way we’re playing, the positive approach that we’ve got and he’s got is rubbing off on the boys and hopefully we can get the results. “We’ve done well in the two games he’s been in charge of so far, but the results haven’t quite matched the performances, so that’s something we’re looking to improve on. “We’ve got the performance, but without getting the points on the board that can push us up the league a little. “Three points in this division’s massive and it’s still tight down there. We could go up a couple of positions with one win.” Press Association Ryan Giggs has vowed to bring passion, excitement and flair back to Manchester United during his brief stint as manager. Giggs addressed the media on Friday for the first time since he was appointed interim player-manager following the sacking of David Moyes. His message was music to the ears of United fans who had grown tired of watching their team play during Moyes’ woeful 10-month spell in charge. last_img read more