Purple Hatter’s Ball Unveils Thursday Pre-Party, Lineup Additions, And Polish Ambassador Action Day

first_imgThe ninth annual Purple Hatter’s Ball is going down at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park over June 17-19 weekend, with headlining acts from livetronica favorites Papadosio, cutting edge live electronic brotherly duo The Floozies, energetic musician and activist The Polish Ambassador, Jerry Garcia Band founding member and longtime collaborator Melvin Seals and JGB, New Orleans prog-funk five-piece Earphunk, the conscious world-reggae sounds of DubConscious, progressive jam band The Mantras, the one-and-only sacred steel master Roosevelt Collier, rising stars The Hip Abduction, and many more. Today, Purple Hatter’s Ball comes together with a bucket of exciting news just days before the Early-Bird Ticket prices go up on Saturday, May 21st. The festival has been upgraded with the exciting plans for a first-ever Action Day with activist The Polish Ambassador, a Thursday Pre-Party, and the line-ups for the Silent Disco and the Beach Stage.Fitting to the spirit of giving, The Polish Ambassador launched a platform to gather musicians and fans to instigate community action called actiondays.us. He’ll be hosting a meeting at the intersection of music and activism on the banks of the Suwanee River, welcoming all festival attendees to come together early on Thursday, June 16 to unite in action. The experience is sure to build important skills, strengthen relationships, and provide tangible regenerative projects that will make Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park better for all participants to come. You can sign up right now HERE. The projects go as follows:Project 1: Restore and prepare garden areas to plant a Food Forest that will nourish the land and people for generations to come.Project 2: Build multi-purpose Waste Management Stations that reduce the amount of waste, energy, and resources consumed by inefficient disposal practices.Project 3: Learn about Soil Testing (what is in the dirt, and is it good for you?), Mycoremediation (mushrooms that clean it up!), Permaculture (how plants, animals, and people interact together) and more.As important as these food forests, waste management stations, and soil testing are, Purple Hatter’s Ball is happy to extend free camping and admission for anyone who participates in the Action Day to the Thursday Night Pre-Party, which will feature Sunsquabi, Savi Fernandez Birthday Band, Space Kadet, and Gypsy Elise. Tickets currently on sale to the public here.In addition to these newly announced Thursday Pre-Party artists, they’ve also unveiled the line-up for the Beach Stage, which is located along the wild black-water Suwannee River, and perfect for dancing away on hot summer days, and the late night Silent Disco, which will keep the party going until the wee hours of the morning. Featured artists include Vlad the Inhaler, Sir Charles, Elliot Mess, Combustible, and many others. Check out the full lineup card below:Purple Hatter’s Ball also features live art, yoga, and workshops. It’s the perfect environment to experience the beautiful Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park festival grounds, famous for hosting Wanee, Suwannee Hulaween, AURA, and more, during a laid-back and intimate event. Festivalgoers are encouraged to take advantage of the park’s endless activities such as swimming, canoeing, kayaking, biking, and disc golf.Purple Hatter’s Ball benefits The Rachel Morningstar Foundation in honor of longtime SOSMP friend and music festival lover Rachel Morningstar Hoffman. You can learn more about the horrific story of her loss here. Rachel’s story has been featured on 60 Minutes, Dateline, and 20/20.Early-Bird Tickets are currently on sale through the festival’s website, but increase in price on Saturday, May 21. There are also Morningstar Miracle VIP Packages that include VIP area access, dinner (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), an official poster, and t-shirt. For a limited time, the park is also offering a very special deal – a cabin for 4 and a golf cart for $575. There is no better way to experience Spirit of the Suwannee in style!last_img read more

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Blowing his own horn

first_imgA lively Fred Ho ’79 told a crowd at the New College Theatre Nov. 13 that he died three years ago.“A new Fred Ho had to be born,” said the saxophonist, composer, writer, producer, and political activist of his “rebirth” after a successful three-year battle with colon cancer.Ho addressed the audience as recipient of the fall 2009 Harvard Arts Medal, an honor “bestowed upon a distinguished Harvard or Radcliffe alumnus or alumna, or faculty member who has achieved excellence in the arts and has made a contribution through the arts to education or the public good.”A prolific author and composer, Ho is known for a unique musical style that fuses elements of traditional Chinese and African-American music with jazz to create a rich, multicultural, multidimensional sound. He has published several books and recorded more than 15 albums.At the award ceremony, the artist and onetime Harvard Jazz Band member discussed his life and work with journalist and media commentator Callie Crossley of Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism. Topics ranged from Ho’s approach to incorporating traditional forms of Eastern music — part of his Chinese-American heritage — into his compositions to his radical politics and his cancer diagnosis.In response to a question about the place of politics in his music, Ho said, “I don’t see it as mechanical, as injecting politics into music. I see music and politics as inseparable. I see the best politics as a creative act, and the best music as art that shakes the world.”In her remarks before presenting the medal, Dean of Harvard College Evelynn Hammonds summed up Ho’s commitment to his art, saying, “Fred Ho has expanded musical definitions and experiences through the integration of Asian-American sensibilities and historical experiences. His music and aesthetic — his voice — are uniquely his, and there is no mistaking the fullness of that voice with any other.”The Harvard Jazz Bands delivered a roiling performance the following evening (Nov. 14) in Lowell Lecture Hall, in a tribute to the honoree that included jazz works by composers such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, and Benny Carter.But the night belonged to Ho and what he calls his “revolutionary earth music.” The concert featured the premiere of his piece, “Take the Zen Train,” which he performed with the Harvard Jazz Bands, as well as with three undergraduate dancers.With his baritone saxophone sounding at times like a thumping base beat, at times like a screeching animal call from the wild, Ho led the student group through his 1975 piece “Liberation Genesis” and into “Take the Zen Train,” what he referred to in the program notes as his “journey to the future without any baggage, without any past or present predeterminations or preconditions.”The performance was the culmination of a three-month residency sponsored by the Office for the Arts’ Learning From Performers program, during which Ho regularly traveled to campus from his home in New York City to work with students on his new piece. The work, commissioned by the Harvard Jazz Bands and the Office for the Arts, is a composition in six movements, and details Ho’s battle with colon cancer.The dancers, covered in green body paint and sporting brightly colored tights and silk pants, performed in front of the musicians, incorporating three forms of movement: ballet, hip-hop, and the Chinese martial art Wushu.Daniel Jáquez, who attended the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University, staged the dance element of the composition and encouraged the students to improvise and copy each other’s styles and steps.For the young musicians and dancers, the work was as rewarding as it was challenging.“I am always interested in looking into the possibilities with movement and how that can be incorporated into my own means of expression,” said Shayna Skal ’13, one of the dancers. A classically trained ballerina, Skal said she loved how the piece challenged her to work “on things that are totally outside my comfort level.”Alto saxophonist Maxwell Nwaru ’10, who performed two solos during Ho’s “Take the Zen Train,” admitted the piece took some getting used to.“It definitely took us by surprise when we first looked at it,” said Nwaru of Ho’s unusual melodic and harmonic structures, rapidly changing tempos, and frequent use of “altered” and “diminished scales,” all departures from more conventional forms of jazz.But over time and after playing with Ho, Nwaru called the final product “amazing” and said the music made him realize “you should never really take anything for granted; it’s a life lesson in many senses … you never know what’s out there.”After the performance, Ho welcomed admirers and autograph seekers, thanked the young artists for their time and effort, and said the end result was more than he could have hoped.“The magic of performance always should be beyond your wildest expectations, and that is what it was.”Tom Lee of the Office for the Arts also contributed to this story.last_img read more

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N.Y. to allow in-person car sales

first_imgBREAKING-An important step just happened today in re-opening Broome’s economy:“automotive sales conducted remotely or electronically, with in-person vehicle showing, return, and delivery by appointment only”The ability for our car dealerships to do in person sales is HUGE.— Jason Garnar (@jasongarnar) May 7, 2020 In a statement sent to 12 News, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar said this was a step in the right direction to reopening the economy. (WBNG) — New York State will now allow in-person showing of vehicles by appointment. Vehicle sales can now be conducted remotely or electronically with in-person showings, returns and deliveries. The announcement comes from Empire State Development.last_img read more

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Dutee Chand and Ben Stokes get featured on ‘TIME 100’ list of rising stars

first_imgLast Updated: 14th November, 2019 12:37 IST Dutee Chand And Ben Stokes Get Featured On ‘TIME 100′ List Of Rising Stars Champion Indian athlete and cricketer Ben Stokes are two of the hundred stars who were part of the recently released TIME 100 Next List. Read more for details. Other notable figures in the list include actress Lili Reinhart, YouTuber Liza Koshy, rapper Lil Nas X, and YouTuber Lilly Singh.ALSO READ | Rugby WC: Fans request for Ben Stokes’ inclusion in the England team 10 months ago UAE’s Rameez Shahzad wins fame with Ben Stokes-like catch vs Scotland TIME Magazine is famous for its ‘Time 100’ lists where it takes a look at 100 important people in certain fields or categories. In 2019, TIME has launched a new list called the ‘Time 100 Next’, a list which takes look at 100 people who are forging the path for the future of business, sports, politics, science, and health. Two notable figures emerged in the inaugural list, champion Indian athlete Dutee Chand and English all-rounder Ben Stokes.ALSO READ | Dutee Chand closes season with 200m gold to complete sprint doubleStars of the futureThe 23-year-old Indian sprinter Dutee Chand is a trendsetter in her own right. She became the first Indian to win the 100-metre sprint at the World University Games in 2019. She is currently focused on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Earlier this year, Dutee also made a bold move when she came out about her sexuality and announced that she was in a same-sex relationship. This announcement made her the first Indian athlete to formally come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community and made her a symbol of strength and power.ALSO READ | Dutee Chand breaks her own national record on her way to gold SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE 10 months ago Rugby WC: Fans request for Ben Stokes’ inclusion in the England team Mrigank Pandey 10 months ago Ben Stokes loses friendly bet as he fails to dismiss brother James FOLLOW US First Published: 14th November, 2019 12:37 ISTcenter_img 10 months ago KBC 11: Check out the written update for the November 1 episode Written By WE RECOMMEND COMMENT Ecstatic and Humbled!Honoured to be in Time 100 Next 2019. On the track, I’ll sprint🏃Off the track, I’ll fight🤼Fight for Inclusion, Equality, Rights and dignity of People. #loveislove https://t.co/8aA5jxiJUu— Dutee Chand (@DuteeChand) November 13, 2019 In 2016, @audreygelman founded the Wing, a female-focused, members-only co-working space — since then, the Wing touts more than 10,000 members across nine locations, with new spaces set to open in 2020 #TIME100Next https://t.co/VmLAVlMDyw— TIME (@TIME) November 14, 2019 10 months ago Ben Stokes backs ‘The Hundred’ to improve depth in English cricket LIVE TV Ben Stokes is another athlete who is on the list and why would not he be? Stokes has had a magical season for the English team, helping them win their first-ever World Cup in July 2019. After that, Stokes played a very big part in arguably one of the greatest Test match victories of all-time when he led England to a very unlikely victory at Headingley against Australia which kept England’s Ashes hopes alive. The ICC named Stokes in the Team-of-the-tournament for the World Cup of 2019. He is currently fourth on the ICC Test All-rounder rankings.ALSO READ | Ben Stokes loses friendly bet as he fails to dismiss brother Jameslast_img read more

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Second transfer window opens Monday

first_imgThe second Transfer Window for the Glo Premier League opens Monday, 10th December for all clubs in the league.The Premier League Board confirmed that the registration of players can be done for both regular and reserve sides during this period.The transfer window will close two days after the first round of the league at 5pm on 8th January, 2013.last_img

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John Barnes wishes Premier League glory for Liverpool even after club wins Champions League again

first_imgLiverpool arrives in the United States next week as king of Europe. To win the UEFA Champions League trophy, the Reds were required to prevail over Neymar and Paris St-Germain, Robert Lewandowski and Bayern Munich, Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona and, at last, Harry Kane and Tottenham Hotspur.To have ruled over the England, they basically needed to best one team: Manchester City. They could not, and so they remain Premier League princes. “The Premier League is the one I want,” LFC legend John Barnes told Sporting News. “The best team is the team that wins the league. The Champions League is fantastic, and it’s a great achievement. But we came so close in the league last year, and hopefully we can go one step further.MORE: Liverpool preseason friendlies, transfers, selected Premier League fixtures”Of course, the Champions League is probably the most prestigious trophy. But from the point of view that we had won it in 2005 and, yes, we did it again … If I had to have a choice, I would definitely choose the Premier League and I’m sure the fans would, as well.”This is where Liverpool begins its 2019-20 season. In preparation for its Aug. 9 Premier League opener against Norwich City, the Reds will be in the U.S. for a three-game tour commencing July 19 at 8 p.m. ET against Borussia Dortmund at Notre Dame Stadium, followed by a trip to Fenway Park to play Sevilla at 6 p.m. July 21, and finally to Yankee Stadium to face Sporting Lisbon at 8 p.m. July 24.They also will begin the season still in search of their first Premier League title. LFC has won “the league” before, when it lacked the glamorous label and simply was known as the Football League First Division. There were 18 titles, the last in 1990, with Barnes scoring 22 goals in 34 appearances. That’s still the second-most league trophies of any major England club, even though the drought has endured for 29 years.Last season’s finish was among the most difficult to take because Liverpool’s 97 points would have won every Premier League competition but two: 2018, when Man City rang up 100, and 2019, when City got to 98 and clipped LFC by a point.The most frustrating moment of the season for Liverpool fans might have been when City center back Vincent Kompany ripped a shot from 30 yards out to break a goalless draw against Leicester City in the 71st minute. It was his first and only goal of the year. Had City drawn that game, LFC would have had enough points to win.It was similar to the moment in 2014 when Liverpool needed at least a point at home against Chelsea but surrendered a goal when Steven Gerrard, perhaps the greatest player in club history, slipped while advancing the ball in his own end and lost possession to Demba Ba, who scored the decisive goal.Fans lament incidents and accidents such as these for years. Barnes does not buy it.”Because there’s no one incident that makes you not win the league,” Barnes, who works as a broadcast analyst for Sky Sports, told SN. “Steven Gerrard slipping is not why we didn’t win the league. Vincent Kompany scoring that goal … obviously you can look at like that and say, ‘That is the point that got them to win the league.’ But it’s not, because over 38 games, as football fans what we don’t see is the times we should have lost when we won. What you could say is, really, we shouldn’t have beaten Everton. We shouldn’t have beaten Tottenham.”You do what you deserve in the league.” It is not easy to improve a squad that wins a competition as challenging as the Champions League and that compiles a record of 30 victories, one defeat and seven draws in Premier League play. LFC has not made significant changes to the squad during the transfer window.So how does Liverpool close whatever tiny gap exists with Manchester City? To at last win the Premier League, something even owner John Henry was talking about in the hours before the Champions League final against Tottenham, that somehow must occur. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/3a/53/liverpool-fan-070919-getty-ftrjpg_jwmsz0gb3ylm1injqsi7wi9dt.jpg?t=-653856397&w=500&quality=80 “Well, if we get 99 points and get one more point than them, then we’ll win. We will win the Premier League,” Barnes said. “That’s not going to happen. We lost one game all season. Are we then saying, to close the gap, we can’t afford to lose one game next season? I don’t expect them to get 97 points. We’re not going to lose just one game, in my opinion.”Unfortunately, Manchester City are such a good team that they don’t drop points. We just have to maximize our potential and hope that Manchester City underachieve in terms of their potential. We have no control over that. We have control over what we do, and if we just focus ourselves to get as many points as possible, then we just have to let the chips lay where they fall.”We could get 90 points next year and win the league and, yes, we’ve won the league. But is that more successful than getting 97 points in terms of winning matches and playing well? In many respects, we can’t do any better. We just have to hope that other teams can take points off Manchester City.”last_img read more

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