Lettuce, Oteil, Medeski, And More Play Through First Jazz Fest Weekend [Photos]

first_imgPhotos: Jeremy Scott – Jazz Fest Late Nights, 4/30/2017 & 5/1/2017 Load remaining images Load remaining images Photos: Adam McCullough – Jazz Fest Late Nights, 5/1/2017 Following the kick-off of this year’s Jazz Fest in New Orleans this past weekend, the city is still in full swing. As the week in between weekend one and weekend two of the music-lover mecca unfolds, there’s still no lack of things to do around the Crescent City, as evidenced by the late-night going-ons over the past two nights. On Sunday night, after the last of the official Jazz Fest performances for the first weekend had wrapped up, funk masters Lettuce took to Tipitina’s Uptown to keep the party going.Monday marked the start of the “Daze In Between,” as well as the start of New Orleans Crawfish Festival, which saw the stellar duo of Cris Jacobs and Ivan Neville grace its stages. Jacobs then moseyed to Chickie Wah Wah for a joint performance with Papa Mali which followed a performance by Luther Dickenson & Friends, which included the likes of Terence Higgins, Brady Blade, Roosevelt Collier, Eric Vogel, Sasha Brown, and Michael Carubba. At One Eyed Jacks, Organ Freeman was posted up along with MonoNeon and Mike Dillon. The Howlin’ Wolf was, predictably, also goin’ off, with Funkify Night, which featured members of The Nth Power, Dumpstaphunk, Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet, and Snarky Puppy getting into some ’80’s funk jams.As always, Jazz Fest is the place to be this time of year, and this is only a small yet enviable sampling of the incredible musical collaborations going down across the town. For those of you missing out this year, you can catch up on some of the action with our photo recap of Sunday’s and Monday’s festivities. You can check out photos of these late-night parties below, courtesy of photographer Jeremy Scott. You can also check out Adam McCullough‘s gallery of  Johnny Vidacovich, Oteil Burbridge, and John Medeski with Kofi Burbridge at the dba on Monday. Plus, for an added bonus, watch this short video of Organ Freeman, MonoNeon, and Mike Dillon getting into at One Eyed Jacks below, courtesy of Kunj Shah.last_img read more

Kander & Ebb’s The Visit Will Record Cast Album

first_imgRevenge is a dish best served on iTunes and in stores. John Kander and Fred Ebb’s The Visit will record a cast album. The Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label album will be released on June 26. The production, which stars Tony winners Chita Rivera and Roger Rees, opens at the Lyceum Theatre on April 23.John Kander and Fred Ebb’s The Visit is based on the classic Friedrich Dürrenmatt play (adapted by Maurice Valency) and features a book by Terrence McNally, with music by Kander and lyrics by Ebb. Claire Zachanassian is an often-widowed millionairess who pays a visit to her hardship-stricken birthplace. The locals hope she’ll bring them a new lease on life, but little do they know her offer to revitalize the town comes at a dreadful price.In addition to Rivera and Rees, the production features George Abud, Jason Danieley, Matthew Deming, Diana Dimarzio, David Garrison, Rick Holmes, Tom Nelis, Chris Newcomer, Mary Beth Peil, Aaron Ramey, Elena Shadow, Timothy Shew, John Riddle and Michelle Veintimilla. The Visit Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2015last_img read more

Agrarian Forum’s Conclusions Submitted for Peace Talks in Colombia

first_img The conclusions of an open agrarian forum, which aims at contributing to peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the communist FARC guerrillas, were submitted to both parties on January 9. The talks will resume in Cuba on Monday the 14th, the organizers informed. In the South American country, emissaries representing the United Nations (UN) and the National University of Colombia, which sponsored the forum, delivered the results to the government in Bogotá and to the FARC in Havana. The forum took place from December 17 to 19, as a result of a request made by both parties, which started negotiations in the Cuban capital on November 19, 2012, with an agreed agenda comprising of five points; the first being the agrarian problem in the country. Over 1,300 representatives of peasant organizations, trade unions, entrepreneurs, African descendants, indigenous people, women, victims of the Colombian armed conflict, institutions that favor a peace agreement, plus other sectors, attended the forum in Bogotá, said the submitted statement. A total of 546 proposals emerged in the forum, the statement specified. The UN and the National University highlighted the “extensive, pluralistic and diverse participation of Colombian society, which allowed the different regional visions and experiences to be expressed and conveyed in the proposals.” President Juan Manuel Santos has set November 2013 as the deadline to conclude the negotiations that, in his opinion, must put an end to the armed conflict with the FARC, with about 8,000 combatants, according to the latest disclosed figures by the Ministry of Defense. By Dialogo January 11, 2013last_img read more

Private investors hold their nerve

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Trump refuses to promise transfer of power if he loses US vote

first_imgUS President Donald Trump on Wednesday refused to guarantee that he will transfer power if he loses the November election, earning scorn from his Democratic challenger Joe Biden and even from within his own party.”Well, we’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump responded when asked at a White House press conference whether he is committed to the most basic tenet of democratic rule in the United States — the peaceful handover of power upon a change of president.Biden, who holds a steady lead over the Republican incumbent in opinion polls ahead of the November 3 vote, expressed incredulity. ‘Get rid’ of ballots Trump followed up his remarks — unprecedented in modern times for a US president — by resuming his near daily complaint about the fairness of the election.Apparently referring to the increased use of mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic, he said: “You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots and the ballots are a disaster.”Trump frequently claims that mail-in ballots are vulnerable to mass fraud and are being encouraged by Democrats to rig the election.However, there is no evidence that ballots sent through the postal service have ever led to significant fraud in US elections.At the press conference, Trump seemed to suggest annulling what are expected to be the huge numbers of mailed-in ballots, noting that in such a scenario, he would remain in power.”Get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very peaceful — there won’t be a transfer, frankly. There’ll be a continuation,” he said.Trump’s latest insistence that there cannot be a free and fair presidential election came as pressure mounts over his plan to put a new, right-leaning justice on the Supreme Court.Trump is set to nominate a replacement on Saturday for the late liberal-leaning justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died last week. His Republican Party, which has a majority in the Senate, is then expected to quickly confirm the nominee.If they succeed, the nine-justice court would then likely have a strongly pro-conservative bent for years to come.Democrats are crying foul, saying that the process should wait until the results of the election are known, allowing the winner to shape the Supreme Court.With Trump and the Republicans mounting a series of court challenges against the use of mail-in ballots, the chances of a contested election result are considered high.On Wednesday, Trump said he thinks the election “will end up in the Supreme Court.” Topics :center_img “What country are we in?” the former vice president said, when asked about Trump’s comment by reporters. “Look, he says the most irrational things. I don’t know what to say.”Republican Senator Mitt Romney, a frequent but rare party critic of Trump, went further, saying that any hesitation on the core constitution guarantee was “unthinkable and unacceptable.””Fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power; without that, there is Belarus,” he tweeted.last_img read more

Gold Coast mansion sells for $15.5m in biggest deal since 2009

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:40Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels576p576p480p480p360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenQueensland Venetian Estate 01:41 Hoang says he was “gobsmacked” when he first walked through the five-bedroom home.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago“Everything is immaculately finished,” he says. “They [the Spongs] obviously spent a fair bit of money on it.”Douglas Spong made his fortune as the founder of the Thin Air accessories business, which sold to surf brand Billabong at a time when the company’s revenue was around $45 million a year.Despite having handed over the keys, Hoang will continue to provide support to the new owners, a Chinese couple who own a local business.“The house is all computerised, they use an iPad and a computer system to turn on lights and things so it’s going to take them a while to get used to. Part of the part selling process was that we had to learn how to use the system… there will be continued support from us to the owners,” he says.The property was listed with other real estate agencies prior to being handled by The Venetian Real Estate. Hoang is thankful that he was the one to show the end-buyers through the doors.“It’s just amazing. I’m pretty happy that I sold it, I can’t see another property like that on the Gold Coast. I’ve sold other similar sized-properties on Hope Island and Sanctuary Cove but you cant compare them with something in this location,” he says. An elaborate Balinese-inspired estate that once hosted Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnston has sold for $15.5 million, the highest price recorded on the Gold Coast since 2009.57-63 The Corso lingered on the market for almost three years before finally selling this month.It is the biggest sale on the Gold Coast since billionaire Bruce Mathieson paid $18 million for the mansion at 1 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach in April 2009. Gallery (10 images)The wine cellar. Picture: The Venetian Real EstateSelling agent Doug Hoang, principal of The Venetian Real Estate in Robina, says the recent deal signifies a recovery for high-end real estate sales on the Gold Coast following the global financial crisis.“Certainly the market is coming back and with the sale of The Corso, it gives the market a bit more momentum. Potential sellers in that range will now have a bit more confidence,” Hoang says.Built by seller Mara Spong and then-husband Douglas in the 1990s, the property borrows from Balinese design with a lanai that looks out over the swimming pool, private beach and Gold Coast skyline.The 1630sqm house is set over two levels with five bedrooms, a theatre, a billiards room, a sauna and a heated spa.There is also a bar near the pool, a 7000-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar and a massive barbecue area with room to entertain 200 people.When Mara Spong first began the property’s marketing campaign in 2013, it was advertised as having a replacement cost of more than $20 million.It may have taken three years to secure a buyer, but in 2014 Spong locked in a pretty high-profile tenant.Professional wrestler turned actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnston stayed at the home during the filming of the disaster movie San Andreas.Mornin’ greetings from the Gold Coast, Australia.. #RiseAndGrind #AussieLove pic.twitter.com/ZjU5ogG2NO— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 15, 2014last_img read more

Clearance rates dive but still higher than lead up to elections

first_img CoreLogic Property Market Indicator Summary. To March 22, 2020.It comes just as the market was ramping up, when the past weekend seeing the second highest number of properties up for auction so far this year with 2,539 homes going under the hammer.REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee said despite the current uncertainty, the number of auctions in Melbourne and Sydney remained high. “Clearance rates aren’t always the best indicator of the market as they primarily reflect the top end of the market in Melbourne and Sydney. However, as we continue to wait for solid search activity trends and pricing data to provide an insight into how Australian property is faring amidst COVID-19, clearance rates are the best gauge on buyer confidence.” Brisbane’s auction clearance rate has dropped but is still higher than the same time last year.Auction clearance rates dived over the weekend, but they’re still higher than the lead up to the federal elections last year as buyers work to snap up homes in case owners take them off the market. Brisbane median house price hits record high Experts believe this past weekend marks “a turning point in buyer and seller sentiment”, with less homes expected to be made available for sale as the country works to flatten the curve in the spread of the COVID-19 virus.The CoreLogic Property Market Indicator found withdrawal rates of homes were rising “as vendors think twice about testing the market and buyers losing confidence or choosing to avoid public gatherings”. Before that the withdrawal rate of homes going to auction was 5 per cent, according to CoreLogic, with that rising to just over 8 per cent on Sunday. Buyers flock to church conversions MORE: Noosa unit prices continue to climb Brisbane’s auction clearance rate over the past week was 34.9 per cent, which was still higher than the same time last year when it sat at 28.2 per cent, according to CoreLogic. Brisbane had 105 homes go under the hammer, with 63 results in the preliminary figures.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoSydney cleared 64.4 per cent at auction, with 680 results in preliminary figures, while Melbourne cleared 62.7 per cent of 1,045 properties that went under the hammer, preliminary figures show. CoreLogic Property Market Indicator Summary. To March 22, 2020.Preliminary results show an auction clearance rate of 61.3 per cent, which CoreLogic said was “still substantially higher than a year ago when values were falling, but well down on the recent highs”. That figure was expected to fall further to fall below 60 per cent in final results, which would be a first since mid last year, it said. But even then, the result would most likely be stronger than the same time last year when the auction clearance rate across the combined capitals was 50.9 per cent.“The latest results highlight the housing market is being impacted by the social distancing measures and weaker confidence related to the coronavirus pandemic.” How long the market could expect to be impacted “depends on how long it takes to contain the virus and for sentiment to recover”, according to CoreLogic. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58last_img read more

Track Update

first_imgI got a pleasant surprise when I attended Batesville’s second home football game.  There was obviously the start of a new surface on the Batesville track.  I hope that this is the start of a complete renovation of the track service.  It was certainly nice to see a fresh, dark surface and not the gray faded one that I saw at t the first game.I am sure the track athletes will be looking forward to the track season next spring.last_img

Leclerc ends Ferrari’s nine-year wait, wins Italian GP

first_imgRelatedPosts Femi Otedola gifts his daughters Ferrari Portofino + Photo Pierre Gasly stuns Hamilton to win Italian Grand Prix My Mercedes is bigger than yours, by Femi Adesina Charles Leclerc ended Ferrari’s nine-year wait for victory at its home circuit as he held off the Mercedes duo to win Formula One’s Italian Grand Prix on Sunday. The 21-year-old Leclerc secured his second successive F1 race win in the process, having recorded his first ever in last week’s Belgian GP. “It really means so much to me,” said Leclerc in Italian, as he spoke from the iconic podium at Monza, above a sea of red as thousands of Ferrari fans wearing that colour chanted his name and waved flags. Fernando Alonso completes two days of training with rally car “It was already a dream come true at Spa, winning here is 10 times more. I don’t have words.” Leclerc, who started from pole position, was roared on by the passionate Ferrari tifosi and he let out an equally joyful cry as he crossed the line 0.8 seconds ahead of Valtteri Bottas and 35.1 seconds ahead of championship leader Lewis Hamilton.= “In the last two laps I started to believe that the win was possible. I let all my emotions on the radio, I don’t think anyone could understand what I said,” said Leclerc with a laugh. Ferrari’s last win at Monza came in 2010 through Fernando Alonso. “Charles did a great job,” Hamilton said. “He came under a lot of pressure from Valtteri and I. “I did the best I could, but following so closely for so many laps, the tires just went off the cliff. It was not our day.” Hamilton hounded Leclerc, especially after pitting at the end of lap 19 and emerging on medium tires. Leclerc pitted a lap later and although he managed to come out in front of Hamilton, he was on hard tires. Shortly afterward, Hamilton almost got past but Leclerc held him off in a move that ended with the Mercedes on the grass. Leclerc was given a black and white warning flag for that but no penalty. Another defensive move from Leclerc later in the race had Hamilton saying on team radio: “Some dangerous driving going on here.”Tags: Charles LeclercFernando AlonsoFerrariformula oneItalian Grand PrixMercedesMonsalast_img read more

Abraham: My mum cried after racist abuse

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has said his mother was in tears after he received racist abuse on social media following the UEFA Super Cup final. Abraham, 21, missed the decisive penalty in the shootout to see Liverpool win the trophy and the striker was racially abused online. “I remember speaking to my mum, she was emotional, she was in tears,” Abraham said in an interview with CNN. “She was just thinking, ‘Why him.’ It’s obviously not nice, seeing your son getting abused. “For me, I am a strong character, it doesn’t affect me as much, but it could affect people who don’t have my personality.” Manchester United players Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford have also suffered racist abuse online after missed penalties this season. Abraham, who recovered from the abusive messages to score four goals in his last two league games, said Chelsea manager Frank Lampard played a key role in supporting him after his penalty miss. “I had experience of taking penalties last season, big ones as well,” he added. “To miss the penalty I was devastated and I had a lot of abuse after. “Frank Lampard always had his arm around my shoulder lifting me up, the boys as well, it was like I never missed with the way they supported me and lifted me up and that is exactly what I needed.”Tags: ChelseaLiverpoolMarcus RashfordPaul PogbaTammy AbrahamUEFA Super Cuplast_img read more