SummerStage NYC Announces 2019 Schedule

first_imgCapital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage has detailed their lineup of events for the summer of 2019, taking place at various venues throughout New York City’s five boroughs including the newly renovated Central Park SummerStage. This year’s series will showcase 200 renowned artists and rising stars from around the world to local neighborhood parks, presenting distinctly New York genres like salsa, jazz, and hip-hop alongside indie, reggae, Afrobeat, soul, contemporary dance, and more.SummerStage 2019 Announcement Video[Video: SummerStage]SummerStage’s flagship venue in Central Park will reopen after undergoing a major, $5.5 million transformation that includes a new stage and sound system, enhanced lighting, new and raised seating areas, and improved dressing rooms and production spaces. In collaboration with West Elm, the Brooklyn-based global design company known for its original, modern designs, select areas of the venue will be expertly outfitted with furniture and décor from the brand’s new summer assortment. Concert-goers and performers will enjoy the highest standard of sustainably sourced products all summer long.As Heather Lubov, Executive Director of City Parks Foundation, notes in a press release, “This is a very big year for SummerStage. Not only are we reopening our storied Central Park venue, modernizing it for its next 30 years, but we are also partnering with our new title sponsor and looking to the future by launching the season with young musicians representing the next generation. Of course, throughout the summer, we will present a line-up that is reflective of our city’s population, focusing not only on gender equality, but also on the huge diversity of cultures and backgrounds that make New York so special and exciting.”As a women-run series with a mission of diversity and inclusion, SummerStage is helping to transform the future of the music industry by participating in the PRS Foundation’s international Keychange pledge and presenting a lineup this season that features a 50:50 gender balance. SummerStage is one of the few local festivals that has achieved this goal.SummerStage will also recognize a number of pivotal anniversaries citywide through specially-curated shows including the 100th birthday of the Harlem Renaissance to be celebrated during the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival; the 100th birthday of iconic choreographer Merce Cunningham featuring the Stephen Petronio Company and former Cunningham dancer Melissa Toogood; the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and WorldPride celebrations with two shows — New Orleans bounce queen Big Freedia and all-male ballet troupe Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo; the commemoration of the Harlem Cultural Festival known as Black Woodstock with bandleader Igmar Thomas, MC Talib Kweli and trumpeter Keyon Harrold in Marcus Garvey Park where the original festival was staged; and the 40th anniversary of Queens-based, women-run reggae label VP Records with Elephant Man, Junior Reid, Estelle, and Raging Fyah.As always, New York’s own musicians and performers will be well represented at SummerStage. Opening night in Brooklyn’s Herbert Von King Park will feature Queens rapper Pharoahe Monch and Friends celebrating the 20th anniversary of their album, Internal Affairs. Brooklyn mega-hit rapper Young M.A will perform in her home borough in Betsy Head Park; Staten Island hip-hop heroes Force M.D.s play a hometown show in Corporal Thompson Park; one of hip-hop’s great storyteller’s, Bronx-born Slick Rick, joins forces with DJ Chuck Chillout, in Soundview Park; rising psych jazz rockers Crumb will be joined by fellow Brooklynites Phony Ppl in Manhattan’s East River Park; and La Sonora Ponceña, one of New York’s longest running salsa bands, will perform in Coney Island’s Ford Amphitheatre.In addition to all the free offerings around the city, SummerStage will feature paid benefit shows to help fund their breadth of free programming. Confirmed shows to date include George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic’s Farewell Tour with Galactic, Fishbone, and Dumpstaphunk; buzzworthy instrumental trio Khruangbin; lo-fi experimental rocker Kurt Vile and the Violators with Dinosaur Jr.; Australian singer-songwriter Tash Sultana; chart-topping alt-rock band Guster; Australian psych-rockers King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard; Welsh indie-pop artist MARINA; British indie rock band Bloc Party; and legendary new wave icons The B-52s. More shows will be announced throughout the season. All benefit concerts are produced by The Bowery Presents.For more information and a full schedule of events, head to the SummerStage website.last_img read more

127 people linked to Bandung church event test positive for COVID-19

first_img On March 21, a pastor who attended the seminar died after testing positive for COVID-19. His wife also contracted the disease and died about a week later.Ryan B. Ristandi, the person-in-charge of West Java’s Health Laboratory said that of Tuesday, 17 patients linked to the church event were under surveillance for COVID-19 and had been hospitalized.Oded urged his residents to keep practicing social distancing and stay at home as the number of COVID-19 cases in Bandung and West Java rose.”The spread [of COVID-19] is getting wider. I ask all residents to be disciplined and stay at home. Don’t go out as much unless you need to buy essentials,” he said. One hundred and twenty-seven people have tested positive after rapid tests were carried out on hundreds of people who attended a Lembang Bethel Church of Indonesia (GBI) event in Bandung, West Java.”We will follow up the rapid tests with swab tests because the results from the rapid tests are less accurate compared to swab tests,” Bandung Mayor Oded Daniel said on Wednesday.About 2,000 people had attended a religious seminar held by GBI Lembang between March 2 and 6. Meanwhile, the Sukabumi Health Agency is planning to conduct rapid tests on people who live around the Police Officer Candidate School (Setukpa) in Sukabumi.”We’ll carry out the tests around the police academy after the health agency receives 2,000 rapid test kits,” Sukabumi COVID-19 spokesperson Wahyu Handriana said.Previously, 300 of 1,550 students of the academy tested positive for COVID-19 after rapid tests.According to the central government’s official count, there were 223 confirmed COVID-19 cases in West Java as of Thursday. (nal)Topics :last_img read more

INDOT announces Jennings/Decatur County drainage work for 2018

first_imgSardinia, In. — The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced plans to build two small structures on State Roads 3 & 7 in Decatur and Jennings Counties. North Vernon-based Dave O’Mara Contracting is scheduled to begin the $2,634,279 project in April of 2018. Some incidental work could begin in January.State Road 3 in Decatur County will be closed for 60-days at Turnover Creek while crews remove the existing drainage structure and replace it with a 76-foot-long bridge. The worksite is located about 11 miles north of State Road 7.  A nearby culvert on State Road 3 will also be replaced.Five other small structures will be replaced under this contract.  Each will require a closure of up to 20 days.  Those culvert locations are:S.R. 3 at Wyaloosing Creek in Decatur County, 16.1 miles north of S.R. 7, north of WestportS.R. 3 at Poplar Root Creek in Decatur County, 8.6 miles north of S.R. 7, between CR 1300S and CR 1400SS.R. 3 over an unnamed creek tributary in Jennings County, 1.9 miles north of S.R. 7, just north of North VernonS.R. 7 over a tributary to Six Mile Creek in Jennings County, 0.3 miles north of the S.R. 3 junction at North VernonS.R. 3 over an unnamed tributary in Jennings County , 2.6 miles south of the S.R. 7 junction at Vernonlast_img read more

Russell “Duffy” Donohew May 9, 1960- February 26, 2020

first_imgRussell “Duffy” Donohew, age 59 of Harrison, Ohio passed away at home in Harrison Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Born May 9, 1960 in Harrison, Ohio the son of Starling “Sam” Donohew and Patricia (Grubbs) Vines.Duffy is survived by his mother Patty (Jim) Vines, son Joshua Edward (Misty) Vogt. Grandfather of Aubrey, Avery and Adrian. Brother of Sam (Kim) Donohew and Sandra (Sam) White. Uncle of Ashley Donohew, Sammi Shae White, Ryan White and Christopher Donohew.Duffy is Preceded in death by his father Starling “Sam” Donohew.Visitation will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 11:00 A.M. until time of Memorial Services at 12:00 P.M. all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030.Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Cincinnati c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

Detroit Tigers select Arizona State infielder Spencer Torkelson with top pick in baseball draft

first_img June 10, 2020 Detroit Tigers select Arizona State infielder Spencer Torkelson with top pick in baseball draft Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — Detroit Tigers select Arizona State infielder Spencer Torkelson with top pick in baseball draft.last_img