Bluegrass Prodigy Billy Strings Plots 52-Date Summer Tour

first_imgBilly Strings Late Spring & Summer Tour 2017 Dates:May 11 Greenville, SC – Lyrics for Literacy at RevelMay 12 – 13 Aiken, SC – Aiken Bluegrass FestivalMay 18 Oberlin, OH – RiverdogMay 19 Pittsburgh, PA – James Street SpeakeasyMay 20 Scranton, PA – Susquehanna BreakdownMay 21 Blairstown, NJ – Roy’s HallMay 24 Richmond, VA – Capital Ale House Music HallMay 25 Martinsville, VA – Roosterwalk 9May 26 – 28 Cumberland, MD – DelFestJune 01 Charlotte, NC – U.S. Whitewater CenterJune 03 Canton, NC – Cold Mountain Music at Lake LoganJune 04 Winston-Salem, NC – Muddy Creek Music HallJune 08 St. Louis, MO – Bootleg at Atomic CowboyJune 10 Eau Claire, WI – Blue Ox Music FestivalJune 12 Calumet, MI – Calumet TheatreJune 16 Miamisburg, OH – Star City BrewingJune 17 Logan, OH – Duck Creek Log JamJune 23 Owensboro, KY – ROMPJune 23-24 Effingham, IL – Moccasin Creek FestivalJune 29-30 Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music FestivalJuly 1 Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre*July 6 Newport, KY – Southgate House RevivalJuly 7 Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s BreweryJuly 8 Frankfort, IL – Frankfort Bluegrass FestivalJuly 14 Oak Hill, NY – Grey Fox Bluegrass FestivalJuly 15 Mount Solon, VA – Red Wing Roots FestivalJuly 21 Lexington, KY – The BurlJuly 22 Masontown, WV – Deep Roots RevivalJuly 26 Livingston, MT – Pine Creek LodgeJuly 27 Missoula, MT – Top Hat **July 28 Stanley, ID – Sawtooth Valley GatheringJuly 30 Mt. Shasta, CA – Mt. Shasta Concert SeriesAugust 2 Eugene, OR – Axe & FiddleAugust 3 Bend, OR – Volcanic Theatre PubAugust 4-6 Happy Valley, OR – PickathonAugust 17 Sheboygan, WI – John Michael Kohler Arts CenterAugust 19 Chicago, IL – Navy PierAugust 20 Wellstone, MI – HoxeyvilleAugust 24 Norwich, NY – Chenango Summer Concert SeriesSeptember 1 Edgartown, MA – The Port HunterSeptember 2 Nashua, NH – RiverwalkSeptember 8-9 Sisters, OR – Sisters Folk Festival*with Trout Steak Revival**supporting Shooter Jennings Guitarist Billy Strings is jaw-dropping good, and the young player’s unparalleled energy and virtuosic playing continues to impress audiences far and wide. We identified him as one a rising star in our recent article, “5 Up-And-Coming Bluegrass Acts Poised To Take Over The Scene,” and we meant it. The 24-year-old never has won a whole bevy of fans across the country and has performed with the likes of Del McCoury, David Grisman, Larry Keel, Greensky Bluegrass’s Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck, and more while shared the bill with acts like Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, and Cabinet.Today, Billy Strings has expanded his already extensive spring and summer tour to 52 dates across May through to September. The tour winds across the country, offering a diverse sampling of performances at clubs, theaters, and festivals (including Aiken Bluegrass, Susquehanna Breakdown, DelFest, Grey Fox, Pickathon, High Sierra, ROMP, and Blue Ox), and includes a stop at the iconic Colorado venue Mishawaka Amphitheatre with Trout Steak Revival. You can check out his full touring schedule below, and watch Strings in action in the video below.last_img read more

Civil groups refuse to ease pressure on pandemic response law

first_imgThree civil society groups have already tried challenging the emergency provisions at the Constitutional Court, vowing to continue pushing back on what they see as “malicious intent”.Read also: Perppu on COVID-19 aid puts graft fight at stakeThey include the Alliance of the Nation’s Children (AAB), the Indonesian Anticorruption Community (MAKI) and an unnamed group comprising 24 plaintiffs, including public figures Din Syamsudin and Amien Rais.The groups insist that the order shields state officials responsible for fiscal and monetary measures from legal charges behind the argument that they acted in good faith, as explicitly stipulated in Article 27 of the law. Any fallout would be considered an “economic cost” and not “state losses”, possibly absolving the officials of any corruption charges. But the judicial reviews they filed last month might be aborted, with the court set to drop all challenges once President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signs the law and legal scrubbing is complete.“The Perppu will turn into a law, so the court can no longer proceed with our previous lawsuits. We would like to, therefore, file another judicial review against the upcoming law,” AAB leader Damai Hari Lubis told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.“We find Article 27 to be evil, and it must be removed because it undermines antigraft efforts in the country.”Damai said the provision needs to be challenged because it fails to define what indicators for state budget allocation fall within the criteria of “goodwill”, arguing that it violates Article 79 of the 2014 Government Administration Law, which calls for the state to uphold accountability and transparency.The article is open to interpretation and could even override the 2001 Corruption Crimes Law, he added.Read also: House grills govt over ‘unconstitutional’ PerppuMAKI coordinator Boyamin Saiman said he would file a new judicial review to the court, having prepared a 53-page lawsuit document to support his group’s case.The unnamed group of plaintiffs will be doing the same, said Ahmad Yani, one of the collective’s defense lawyers.Constitutional Court spokesman Fajar Laksono said the court was still processing the previous challenges to the Perppu because the President had yet to sign it into law.“But once the legal scrubbing is complete, the public can [take it back] to the court,” he said.The court resumed trial over the Perppu case on Thursday, two days after the House passed the Perppu as a Law.Despite increasing pressure on the incoming provision, the government was adamant that the law does not intend to grant impunity to state officials caught misappropriating state funds.Read also: Indonesia’s COVID-19 stimulus playbook explainedLaw and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly said anyone who under any circumstances misappropriated the state budget would still be charged under the 2001 Corruption Crimes Law.“Article 27 only provides a legal guarantee for state officials to promptly issue a policy to mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 on the economy,” Yasonna said in a statement.“We should not forget that Article 1 of the 2001 Corruption Crime Law stipulates that those who have embezzled from state funds relating to disaster relief can face the death penalty.“Since the President declared the pandemic a national disaster, state officials who [commit any such act] can be charged with the aforementioned article.” Topics :center_img Even after convincing lawmakers to enact an executive order on the country’s pandemic response, the government still faces scrutiny from civil groups claiming the order gives officials the opportunity to embezzle state funds.A contentious regulation in lieu of law (Perppu), which the House of Representatives endorsed on Tuesday, allows the state to increase spending for programs related to the national COVID-19 response.The resulting law will justify any state move to extend the budget deficit beyond the legal cap of 3 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), alerting critics to possible misappropriation.last_img read more

Two Guyanese grab silver and bronze at World Masters Games in NZ

first_imgGUYANESE cyclist Aubrey Gordon, a three-time Olympian, won silver and Cyril Hunte, another former national cyclist, got bronze at the World Masters Games on Saturday in Auckland, New Zealand.The road cycling criterium race, with 44 starters in the 60-64 male category, was won by American Joseph Cullinan and the trio clocked in at 36 minutes, 51 seconds.However, former national cycling coach and two-time Olympian, Victor Rutherford, who is based in Florida, was disappointed that one of them did not win gold.“They have planned and worked hard for over six months with the Masters in mind. Anyhow,with the road races scheduled for next Sunday, hopefully we will have the elusive gold,” Rutherford said on Saturday.Cyril Hunte, who is based in California, is the brother of former national champion,Neville Hunte. Cycling fans would recall that Cyril Hunte was once a fierce competitor here alongside national stars of yesteryear like Aubrey Gordon, Randolph ‘Randy’ Toussaint, Errol McClean and Joelyn Joseph.Last year after the US National Championships, Gordon and Hunte set their eyes on the World Masters Games and plans were put in place .Rutherfod said that Hunte had a really good build up, placing and winning in many events prior to leaving for New Zealand. However, Gordon, now considered to be the ‘Shivnarine Chanderpaul’ of cycling, was hampered somewhat by job commitment and weather.Gordon was a gold medalist at the 2009 UCI World Masters Criterium Road Race in Sydney, Australia in the men’s 50-54 years age category. He represented Guyana at the 1980, 1984 and 1988 Olympics.last_img read more

Racecourse Media Group strengthens Director Board with three appointments

first_img Related Articles SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 UK Racing media rights holding firm Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has strengthened its directorial board through appointing Jim Mullen and Britt Boeskov as independent non-executive directors.The new appointments come as a bid to facilitate further understanding of the regulatory challenges that face the gaming industry in 2019, with hopes that Mullen and Boeskov will help provide strategic advice at a pivotal time for the sector.Jim MullenMullen joins the company after holding positions at Ladbrokes Coral Group and Ladbrokes. Prior to that, Mullen was Managing Director of Ladbrokes Digital and Chief Operating Officer of International Business at William Hill.Before entering the gaming sector, Jim was Director of Product Management and Commercial and Digital Strategy Director at News International.Britt BoeskovBoeskov, meanwhile, has worked in the industry for over 15 years, with executive and managerial experience at Kindred Group. She joins RMG after working as the Chief Experience Officer at Kindred, having previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer and Business Development Manager.Roger Lewis, Chairman of RMG celebrated the new appointments: “These new appointments will enhance the RMG Board’s desire to work closer with the betting and gaming industry. Jim, Britt and Antonia will provide RMG with a better understanding of this critically important driver of our business and will help us build stronger relationships across the industry.“The RMG ambition is to add as much value as we can to our shareholder racecourses, working alongside our betting and gaming partners, and these appointments are a clear signal of our intent to do so.”Antonia WrightAlongside Mullen and Boeskov, RMG has also hired Antonia Wright as Company Secretary and the RMG executive team as Legal Director.Wright joins RMG from the position of Head of Commercial Legal Affairs at global online betting and gaming company The Stars Group. Prior to that, she was Senior Commercial Counsel at online gaming operator and developer Gamesys Group. StumbleUpon ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure  August 27, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more