Kamasi Washington Announces Free Concert To Kick Off NYC’s SummerStage

first_imgRising star Kamasi Washington will play a free concert this summer as a part of Central Park’s SummerStage series. Coming off a year in which the tenor saxophonist released his debut album, The Epic, to rave reviews, Washington will join a long list of celebrated jazz artists to play the NYC series, the first coming in 1986 held at Central Park’s Naumberg Bandshell, featuring the Sun Ra Arkestra.Says Heather Lubov, the executive director of the City Parks Foundation, “For the last couple of years we’ve been identifying a theme, something that’s relevant to New York City.” She adds, “This year, given what seems to be a resurgence of the music particularly with younger jazz artists, it made sense to infuse jazz throughout our festival.”Other performances at this year’s SummerStage will include a June 4th appearance by the McCoy Tyner Quartet and groups led by the bassist Ron Carter and the drummer Roy Haynes as a part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival, as well as Jason Lindner’s Breeding Ground in Marcus Garvey Park on August 26 and the Donny McCaslin Quartet in Tompkins Square Park on August 28 as a part of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.SummerStage’s full schedule will be released this April and available here, but in the mean time, you can check out this live performance by Kamasi Washington via Jazz Night In America featuring several cuts from The Epic including “Askim,” “Change of the Guard” and “Henrietta Our Hero.”[Quotes via The New York Times]last_img read more

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8 sizzling fourth of July sales

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr You can save while celebrating the holiday.by: Lori McDanielThe scorching heat and humidity are reason enough to head indoors and shop the Fourth of July sales. An even better idea? Shop online and completely skip venturing out in the heat. However, determining which stores have the best sales can be a bit tricky, so I’ve rounded up my favorite holiday sales to help you navigate the crowds and net the most savings.Best BuyIf you’ve been waiting to buy an appliance, now’s a great time. Through July 15, Best Buy is running its July Fourth Major Appliance Sale. Get up to 44 percent off French door refrigerators or as much as 33 percent off washing machines and dryers from top brands Samsung, Whirlpool and LG. If you need a stove, you’ll save 40 percent on brands like Frigidaire, Amana and GE. You’ll also find deals on built-in dishwashers and over-the-range microwaves. Layer a coupon and save even more.Don’t forget about Best Buy’s free home delivery, haul-away and recycling for purchases totaling $399 or more. If you’re looking for financing options, Best Buy also offers 18-month finances on major appliance purchases of at least $599.OverstockFind bargains to help spruce up your home at Overstock’s Independence Day Sale. You’ll find savings of up to 70 percent on area rugs, memory foam mattresses, furniture and more. If your purchase totals at least $50, your order will ship for free. Make sure you look for coupon codes to maximize your savings. continue reading »last_img read more

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Leading hoteliers at the HOW Online conference

first_imgThe full program and list of panelists is available at official conference page, and you can sign up via of this link. Olog Karlsson, Regional Director for Poland and Southeast Europe, Radisson HotelsSrdjan Mileković, Senior Vice President, Operations for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, HyattJoanna Świerkosz, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Guest Experience for Eastern Europe, Accor HotelsEnrico Noack, Regional Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Meliá Hotels InternationalDean Amburn, Regional Revenue Management Director for Eastern Europe, Marriott International The focus of the conference is the new changes that pose a great challenge to all hoteliers: care for the health and safety of employees and guests, revenue management strategies, professional and consistent marketing communication and household. Experts and representatives of world hotel companies in interesting discussions and interviews will present their solutions, ideas and examples of good practice to the participants, thus making it easier for them to adapt to the current situation.  Speakers at the upcoming conference are: center_img And many others. In two days (May 21.5), the first online edition of the only conference on hotel operations will be held – HOW Online!last_img read more

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