LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, Odesza, & GRiZ Top Diverse Forecastle Lineup

first_imgLouisville, KY’s Forecastle Festival is known for its great taste in music, delivering impressive and diverse lineups on a yearly basis. Well, the team behind Forecastle has done it again, as the festival revealed their awesome and eclectic 2016 lineup this morning. 2016 comeback champions LCD Soundsystem, alternative rock legends Weezer, and electronic superstars Odesza top the bill, with rising rock stars Cage The Elephant, singer-songwriter PJ Harvey, exciting hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, Folk rockers Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and electro-funk master GRiZ joining them. X Ambassadors, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, and Rayland Baxter will all make appearances as well on one of the best lineups that have been announced so far for 2017.Forecastle stands out for its inclusive lineup. It draws artists from across all genres and gives a little something for everyone. See below for the full lineup, and visit the Forecastle website to learn more.last_img read more

Aqueous Adds Dates To Winter Tour, Including First-Ever All-Improv Performance

first_imgRock quartet Aqueous is scheduled to head out on their 2019 co-headlining winter tour with BIG Something early next month on February 7th. On Wednesday, the band announced two additional shows to the schedule, with new upcoming performances at Anthology in Rochester, New York on March 15th, and Kings Rook Club in Erie, Pennsylvania the following evening on March 16th. The performance at Anthology should be a unique experience for both the band and their fans in attendance, as it will be Aqueous’ first-ever show with one of three sets comprised of all-improvised music.“We’ve always toyed with the idea of doing a fully improvised, completely ‘off the cuff’ set, and Rochester seemed like a perfect place to do it,” guitarist Mike Gantzer said about the upcoming show. “The band really comes alive when we are free to create on-the-fly, and we can’t wait to go on that journey with the audience for one of THREE sets that night.”Related: Aqueous Shares Pro-Shot Video Of ‘Kitty Chaser (Explosions)’ With Umphrey’s McGee’s Andy FaragAs for the March 16th show, fans should still be thrilled to hear the Aqueous crew are set to return to the lake-side city, which sits just a few hours down the road from the band’s home base of Buffalo, New York. Both Gantzer and guitarist/keyboardist Dave Loss were at Kings Rook Club back over the summer for a duet acoustic performance in mid-June.“Erie was an early second home for AQ,” Gantzer continued. “Many of our fans’ favorite sets over the years have gone down in that city, to the point that there’s a saying they created for it; ‘Never miss an Erie show’ – we have to agree on that one!”Tickets for the two added shows are on sale now, and can be purchased through the band’s website.last_img read more

The Wood Brothers Announce Free Webcast For The Capitol Theatre Show

first_imgThe Wood Brothers has announced a free webcast of their upcoming show at Port Chester, NY’s Capitol Theatre via The Relix Channel. The webcast will take place starting at 9 p.m. (EST) this Thursday, January 24th.The Wood Brothers’ recent 2018 release, One Drop Of Truth, was recently nominated for a Grammy Award in the “Best Americana Album” category. The Grammy’s are set to take place on February 10th, 2019 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.For ticketing information and a complete list of The Wood Brothers’ upcoming tour dates, visit the band’s website.last_img

The second term: Robert Blendon on the Affordable Care Act

first_imgWe spoke with Robert Blendon, professor of health policy and political analysis at the School of Public Health and faculty member of HKS, about the Affordable Care Act and its challenges on the president’s radar screen.Q: What health care policy priorities should be atop the president’s agenda in his second term?A: The election is now over and there is no longer an immediate legislative threat to repealing the Affordable Care Act. But to the surprise of many in the policy community, the debate over the future size and scope of this major piece of healthcare legislation continues. Within the last few weeks, the majority of state governors have indicated an unwillingness to move ahead with state-managed health insurance exchanges, leaving the federal government to take on this task. Also, many have announced that they will not move ahead with expanding their current Medicaid programs due to perceived concerns about the long-term fiscal impact on their state budgets. In many states almost half the uninsured who were to be covered by the ACA were to receive Medicaid. Thus the near-universal nature of this national insurance legislation remains at risk unless these states change their positions and move forward with the Medicaid expansion.last_img read more

This Week’s Picks: You’ve Got a Date With Patina Miller, Olaf the Snowman & Lots of Naked Dudes

first_img FALL IN LOVE WITH IDOL STARS January 29 & 30 at 54 Below Before you catch American Idol newlyweds Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this spring, see them in another musical of Biblical proportions: Samson & Delilah. The sweethearts will perform an evening of pop-rock and traditional musical theater songs from the new romantic tuner by Ron Yatter. Click for tickets! SING ALONG WITH A SNOWMAN January 31 at select movie theaters Practice your scales and work on that side braid, because a special sing-along edition of Frozen hits theaters nationwide this week. We’re imagining a Rocky Horror-style spectacular, complete with icy costumes, white hair spray and lots of magic snow flying all over the theater. (If you can’t sew, don’t worry, you can always buy some Elsa gear on Etsy for $1,000.) See you there, Frozen fanatics! CLASS IT UP WITH PATINA MILLER January 31 at the Allen Room She tears it up on the trapeze every night in Pippin, but believe it or not, Patina Miller has never headlined a solo concert in New York City…until now! The Tony winner and 2013 Broadway.com Star of the Year will take the stage to perform an evening of her favorite tunes for the American Songbook series, which will be filmed for PBS’ Live From Lincoln Center. Bonus: You get to gaze at this gorgeous view while Miller does her thing. Click for tickets! GET DIRTY AT THEATRE ROW Opens January 29 at the Acorn Theatre If Broadway Bares wasn’t enough nakedness for one week (come on, you can never have too much nudity), off-Broadway’s Intimacy has you covered. One of the weirdest shows we’ve ever seen, Thomas Bradshaw’s wacky comedy features tons of full frontal, some suspiciously real-looking sex scenes and shooting, uh, fluids that splash into the first few rows of the audience. Have fun (and maybe bring an umbrella)? Click for tickets! Hey. You, wearing the Snuggie. We know it’s cold out there, but get your act together and put on some pants, because there are way too many awesome things going on in New York City right now. Patina Miller is singing her favorite fabulous tunes, the Broadway Bares are doing what they do best (getting naked) and Frozen fans can finally duet with Idina Menzel in public. Check out this week’s must-see list! View Comments TAKE IT OFF WITH THE BARES January 26 at XL Nightclub The brave, buff studs of Broadway are risking frostbite to get naked for a good cause at this year’s Broadway Bares Winter Burlesque extravaganza. Tony nominee Christopher Sieber will kick off the nearly nude revue, with performances by dozens of sexy Broadway stars. Proceeds benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, and general admission tickets are a steal at $25. Click for tickets!last_img read more

Frozen’s ‘Let It Go’ Receives Club Remix

first_img If/Then View Comments Star Files The kingdom of Arendelle may be ice cold, but the Oscar-winning hit “Let It Go” from Frozen is about to heat up the dance floor. The Idina Menzel anthem that launched a thousand covers has been remixed into a club cut, thanks to the production team Papercha$er. Menzel, currently starring in Broadway’s If/Then, recently became the first Tony-winning Best Actress to land a Billboard Top 10 hit, however, she is by no means a newcomer to the club scene. People have been dancing to popular remixes of Menzel belting out Wicked’s “Defying Gravity,” Rent’s “Take Me Or Leave Me” and “Gorgeous” from her album I Stand. Break out the strobe light and take a listen to the track below! Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 Related Shows Idina Menzellast_img read more

Cornell Cooperative Extension gives out 5,000 masks to local farmers

first_img“We jumped on the opportunity to partner with New York agriculture and markets to be able to provide these items to our local farms,” said Broome County’s CCE Executive Director Beth Roberts. “Like” Jacob Seus on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter. He recounts seeing them say “out of stock” online. “We probably have about five or six employees that will use these gloves and such,” said Johnson. This was a trend that was noticed by the Cornell Cooperative Extension and well as assemblywomen, Donna Lupardo. On Tuesday, in Broome County at three different locations over 5,000 face masks and 380 gallons of hand sanitizer were handed out to local farmers and their employees. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – In a time when wearing masks is the new normal, farmer, Dave Johnson, at Apple Hills says he couldn’t find them anywhere. “We”ll use them, we need them, I get on catalogs on the computer,” Johnson told 12 News. In time where farms in our area have been struggling, Lupardo told 12 News they will continue to be here to help out anyway they can. “If they have the need we will be here to fulfill it,” said Lupardo. “It’s been a challenge getting masks into the hands of farmers because there are so many out there and they are so busy,” said Lupardo. last_img read more

Italy: Wheels on fire

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Dollar falls after Fed bolster lending and coronavirus fears ease

first_imgThe dollar was on course for a weekly loss on Friday as the US Federal Reserve’s massive new lending programme for small companies and signs of a slowdown in coronavirus infections reduced safe-haven demand.The pound pulled ahead against the dollar and the euro as markets breathed a sigh of relief after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson left intensive care following his hospitalisation for COVID-19 symptoms.Currencies from oil-producing countries also held onto gains against the US currency, but the outlook remains uncertain due to doubts that a deal between OPEC and its allies for a record oil supply cut would be enough to offset the collapse in global fuel demand. Risk sentiment has steadily improved this week on tentative signs that the pandemic is slowing in US and European hotspots, but some analysts remain cautious given so little is known about the virus and as many nations continue to grapple with the massive economic damage caused by the outbreak.”The Fed has taken a lot of different measures, but the end result is a large increase in the supply of dollars,” said Junichi Ishikawa, senior FX strategist at IG Securities in Tokyo.”Positive news about the virus reduces the kind of panicked repatriation into dollars that we saw earlier this year. The end result is gradual dollar weakness.”Against the euro, the dollar last stood at $1.0941, on course for 1.3 percent weekly decline. The dollar traded at 0.9657 Swiss franc, down 1.1 percent for the week.Trading was largely subdued in Asian hours as financial markets in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Britain, and the United States are closed for the Good Friday holiday.The Fed on Thursday announced a $2.3 trillion programme to offer loans to local governments and small and mid-sized businesses, the latest step to backstop the US economy as the country battles the coronavirus crisis.The Fed has also slashed interest rates to zero, restated quantitative easing, and increased dollar liquidity to combat a shortage in money markets, leaving the dollar in the grip of bears in the spot market.New York, the US state most afflicted by the coronavirus, offered fresh evidence that the arc of the disease caused by the virus was flattening.The greenback last traded at 108.41 yen, unchanged for the week as concern about an increase in coronavirus infections and the declaration of a state of emergency in Japan offset dollar selling.The coronavirus first emerged in China late last year and has since spread around the world, infecting more than 1.5 million and claiming more than 90,000 lives.On the Chinese mainland, the yuan headed for a 0.8 percent weekly gain against the dollar as China continues to report a decline in new coronavirus cases.The Australian dollar, which is highly sensitive to risk sentiment because of Australia’s dependence on China and the global commodities trade, jumped by 6 percent against the greenback this week, highlighting easing stress in global markets.The pound held steady at $1.2465 on Friday, and headed for a 1.6 percent gain this week. Against the euro, sterling was on course for its third consecutive weekly gain.The British prime minister on Sunday became the first world leader to be admitted to hospital for persistent symptoms of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.This initially raised concerns about a leadership vacuum, but Johnson’s condition has gradually improved.The Canadian dollar, the Norwegian crown, and the Russian ruble were all higher against the dollar for the week, but further gains are in doubt.Mexico has delayed an agreement reached by OPEC+ to cut oil output by 10 million barrels per day that was agreed on Thursday, according to Kuwait’s oil minister.Investors reacted negatively to early details of a supply-cut agreement between members of OPEC and its allies by selling crude futures, suggesting these cuts may not be enough to offset an expected drop in global demand.Topics :last_img read more