Watch Formula 5 Jam Out In Their First-Ever Pro-Shot Footage At Hometown Rager [Premiere]


first_imgFunky Albany, NY based group Formula 5 continues to impress fans everywhere, delivering a power-packed performance with every opportunity. 2016 has seen some incredible shows from the band, whether it was opening for Twiddle, playing at a rally for Bernie Sanders, or their month-long residency at the famed Nectar’s venue in Burlington, VT.The band is currently out on the road for an extensive fall tour, which will see them hit Catskill Chill and the Adirondack Music Festival, as well as their first-ever run in Colorado and a show at Syracuse venue Funk N’ Waffles with Snarky Puppy side-project Ghost Note. To get you in the funky mood for all of these exciting shows, Formula 5 passed along an exciting new pro-shot video – the first of its kind.Captured at a hometown show at The Hollow Bar and Kitchen in Albany, NY on September 9th, Formula 5 has shared with us a killer video of their original tune “Sad Bed.” We’re delighted to premiere this great video, which you can watch below!Formula 5 will keep it funky on the road throughout this fall. Check out their full tour dates below, and head to their website for more information.Produced and Edited by Frank CavoneCamera by Ramon Dario SanchezDirected by Pete MasonCover photo by Dave DeCrescentelast_img read more

Perfect Arrangement Rounds Out New Primary Stages Season


first_img View Comments The New York Premiere of Perfect Arrangement, written by Topher Payne, will play Primary Stages off-Broadway this fall. The comedy joins the previously announced Informed Consent, The Body of an American and Exit Strategy. Performances will begin on a September date to be announced. Michael Barakiva will direct.The play takes place in the midst of the Red Scare, in which the worlds of I Love Lucy and Edward R. Murrow clash as a U.S. State Department worker disrupts the corny and complacent lives of the Martindales and the Baxters. The play received th 2014 American Critics Association Osborn New Play Award.The season begins in August with Deborah Zoe Laufer’s Informed Consent, directed by Liesl Tommy. Jo Bonney will direct Dan O’Brien’s The Body of an American in February 2016, and Ike Holter’s Exit Strategy will begin the following month under the direction of Kip Fagan.last_img read more

Jeremy Benton Will Return to Cagney Off-Broadway


first_img View Comments After taking a temporary leave of absence, Jeremy Benton will return to the off-Broadway musical Cagney. He steps back into the role of Bob Hope, taking over for Jeffry Denman beginning January 11 at the Westside Theatre.Benton recently concluded his stint in the national tour of White Christmas. His additional credits include 42nd Street on Broadway and Anything Goes on tour.Cagney follows the life of James Cagney (played by Robert Creighton, who also contributed original music with Christopher McGovern) from the streets of New York to his rise from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to one of the brightest stars of Hollywood. The score features the classic George M. Cohan favorites “Give My Regards To Broadway,” “You’re A Grand Old Flag” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy.”In addition to Creighton, the current cast includes Danette Holden, Josh Walden, Ellen Zolezzi and Bruce Sabath. Robert Creighton and Jeremy Benton in ‘Cagney'(Photo: Carol Rosegg) Cagneycenter_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on May 28, 2017last_img read more

Faridabad’s Muskan Jubbal Wins Karting Slalom Title


first_imgBengaluru: Faridabad’s Muskan Jubbal won the Karting Slalom crown to emerge as the star of the FIA Girls On Track (GOT) extravaganza here on Sunday evening.The GOT program, being held on the sidelines of the JK Tyre FMSCI National 4-stroke Karting Championship 2019, saw Muskan complete the course with an impressive timing of 1:40:91 minutes.Sharavantika Lakshmi won the second place with a timing of 1:51:62 mins while Noorul Sara cornered the third position by finishing the task in 1:53:24 minsIn the Biking Slalom, Sunita Deshar emerged victorious with a time of 1:35.34. Sandhya Saranya of Chennai (1:43:93) and Sanjana Mohanraj of Bengaluru (2:24:03) took the other two podium places.The Meco Kartopia track came alive this Sunday with over 50 girls, including 8 from Nepal participating in the GOT program.A handful of 8-year-olds too turned up to get initiated into motorsports along with teenagers and women in their twenties.They went through the entire drill of starting on racing simulators before eventually competing in the go-karting and biking slaloms. In between, they underwent a batak reflex test and a basic pit-stop to be set for proper racing.Meanwhile, it was business as usual for hardcore racers in the finals of the Round 1 of the Sodi Kart Sprint. IANSAlso Read: Rory Burns and Joe Root Help England to Reach 125/2Also Watch:AJYCP forms Human Chain against NHPC at Gogamukh in Dhemaji | The Sentinel News | Assam Newslast_img read more

Gohing bids farewell to Pocari


first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Gumabao, Gohing form superteam with Valdez at Creamlinecenter_img Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMelissa Gohing is officially with the Creamline franchise in the Premier Volleyball League, but she showed class in bidding goodbye to her former club Pocari Sweat.“Amazing years full of lessons, laughter, love, friendship, and memories,” posted Gohing on her social media accounts. “This will always hold a special place in my heart.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gohing became part of Creamline Saturday with former La Salle teammate Michele Gumabao also joining the move.The defensive ace won two titles in the Premier Volleyball League with the Lady Warriors, one in the Open Conference and the other in the Reinforced Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Thank you so much to Pocari Sweat and FDI management, coaches, PT’s [physical therapists], and teammates/sisters,” said Gohing. “From the bottom of my heart, I love you all.”Gohing joins a loaded Creamline roster that includes four-time PVL MVP Alyssa Valdez, Risa Sato, Jia Morado, and Cesca Raqraquin. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompsonlast_img read more

Giants bringing armada of pitchers to Philadelphia in preparation for possible trades


first_imgPHILADELPHIA — With fewer than two hours remaining until Wednesday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline, the San Francisco Giants had not executed any significant trades.In the event president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi pulls off any last-second deals, the Giants are prepared to replace outgoing players.Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports reported Wednesday that as many as four minor league pitchers could be joining the Giants’ taxi squad in Philadelphia.Triple-A starters Dereck Rodríguez and Andrew …last_img read more

Reitman gets set visit from dad


first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img The Jason Reitman feature Tully starring Charlize Theron and Mackenzie Davis is expected to wrap up production in Vancouver next week.The comedy written by Diablo Cody, who won an Oscar for penning the Vancouver-filmed Juno, also directed Reitman, centres on Theron, a mother of three, who is gifted a night nanny (Davis) by her brother.Reitman, son of Hollywood legend Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, Stripes, Animal House), celebrated his 39th birthday on Thursday in Vancouver and received an on-set visit from his parents. Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Did You Know That Dr Martin Luther King Jr Won A GRAMMY


first_img Did You Know That Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Won A GRAMMY? In addition to being nominated three times, the civil rights leader posthumously won for Best Spoken Word Recording in 1971 for “Why I Oppose The War In Vietnam”Rachel BrodskyGRAMMYs Jan 21, 2019 – 8:42 am Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is as instantly recognizable in American history as a public figure can be. The civil rights leader, who singlehandedly challenged ingrained racial barriers in the United States through peaceful protest, earned a number of accolades in his too-short life, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and, the following year, the American Liberties Medallion by the American Jewish Committee (among others). Among his many, many awards is even a GRAMMY: Dr. King postumously won for Best Spoken Word Recording at the 13th GRAMMY Awards in 1971 for “Why I Oppose The War In Vietnam.”Not only that, but Dr. King was nominated two other times: once at the 11th GRAMMY Awards in 1969 for Best Spoken Word Recording (I Have A Dream), and prior to that in 1964 at the 6th GRAMMY Awards, for Best Documentary, Spoken Word Or Drama Recording (Other Than Comedy) for “We Shall Overcome (The March On Washington…August 28, 1963).”In honor of Dr. King and his mission, which we observe on Martin Luther King Day, let’s revisit his GRAMMY-nominated (and winning!) works. At The 6th Annual GRAMMY Awards…​In the early ’60s, Dr. King earned his first GRAMMY nod for We Shall Overcome (The March On Washington…August 28, 1963), which was up for Best Documentary, Spoken Word Or Drama Recording (Other Than Comedy).The authorized radio broadcast captured more than 250,000 people marching on Washington, D.C. in peaceful protest against racial segregation and for equal rights legislation. It featured performances from folk heroes Joan Baez, Odetta, Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary and Marian Anderson. It also captured Dr. King’s now world-renowned “I Have A Dream” speech, where he famously called for racial and economic justice, as well as a general end to racism in the United States.At The 11th Annual GRAMMY Awards…One year after his assasination, the Recording Academy again recognized Dr. King with a Best Spoken Word Recording nomination. As opposed to the early ’60s radio broadcast recording mentioned above, this nomination recognized a newer recording distributed by 20th Century Fox Records called Have A Dream: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968, with the subtitle reading, “The original address from the March on Washington, August 28, 1963.” According to Discogs, King is the only advertised name on the album jacket, but co-organizer A. Phillip Randolph and fellow civil rights activists Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, John Lewis, Whitney M. Young, Jr. and Roy Wilkins are also featured on the recording.  Facebook News NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Apr 23, 2018 – 5:54 pm Reflecting On The Message Of Dr. King With Music Email At The 13th Annual GRAMMY Awards…When Dr. King postumously won a GRAMMY in 1971, it was Best Spoken Word Recording for “Why I Oppose The War In Vietnam.” He gave the famous speech at the Riverside Church in New York City in the spring of 1967, one year before he was assassinated. “We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values,” King said in his GRAMMY-winning sermon. “We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing oriented society to a person oriented society, when machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered. A true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies…true compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar, it comes to see that an edifice that produces beggars needs restructuring.”As you can no doubt tell, revisiting King’s teachings on peace and race equality are a vital part of how society will continue to evolve, even decades later. Have a happy and healthy Martin Luther King Day, and find out who’ll take home GRAMMY gold this year when the 61st GRAMMY Awards air on Sunday, Feb. 10 on CBS.  Read more Twitter Did You Know That Martin Luther King Won A GRAMMY? did-you-know-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-won-grammylast_img read more

China Deletes Nearly 10000 Social Media Accounts in Latest Crackdown


first_imgDeleted accounts included those of “a popular talk show celebrity, an entertainment blogger who shared film footage, online influencers commenting on social issues, and bloggers writing extensively on ethnicity,” according to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post.“Some spread politically harmful information, maliciously distorted party or state history, slandered heroes, or discredited the country’s image. Some created rumors, spread fake information, generated clickbait…disrupting the normal social order,” the CAC statement said. It added that other deleted accounts had participated in “malicious marketing,” extortion, or copyright infringement, while others had spread vulgar content, “challenging the moral bottom line and harming the healthy growth of the majority of young people.”China has severely ramped up media policing since President Xi Jinping took office in 2012, and is increasingly concerned that airwaves and chatrooms should only be filled with government-friendly, “positive” content. Western social media sites including Google, Facebook, and Twitter are inaccessible in mainland China. Only content that passes strict censorship reviews is supposed to be aired or screened.The crackdowns have sometimes been unintentionally absurd or hilarious. In 2016, authorities banned live-streamers from eating bananas in an “erotic” fashion while on camera. Last summer, they famously banned Western teen idol Justin Bieber from performing on the mainland. Authorities cited unspecified bad behavior on and off stage that they said made him an unsavory person who would prevent China from “purifying” and “maintaining order” in its performing arts scene. And in January, authorities asked TV shows to keep off air performers displaying tattoos or anything related to hip-hop music or subcultures.The CAC called meetings to issue “serious warnings” to managers of Sina Weibo and Tencent’s WeChat, it said. The companies had been chastised for “irresponsible and neglectful management” of the social media space, which had “allowed wild growth and caused all kinds of chaos.” Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 China’s Internet watchdog has scrubbed the country’s already highly censored web of nearly 10,000 social media accounts in the past three weeks. It is the ruling Communist Party’s latest move to clamp down on freedom of expression. The cleanup began Oct. 20, the Cyberspace Administration of China said in a statement posted late Monday to its official website. The removals follows a similar purge in June that took down scores of entertainment news media accounts, among others. More than 9,800 accounts were removed from Chinese social media platforms such WeChat and Weibo, the country’s Twitter equivalent, as well as from its Google-like search engine Baidu. The sweep also included leading private-sector news aggregators Toutiao and Sohu.  Sina Weibo in turn said on its official account that it had “seriously accepted” the need to rectify its management procedures, and would “implement corrective actions” that focused on curbing pornographic and “politically harmful” content. It issued an 11-point list describing what now constitutes such content, including posts that “endanger national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” “spread rumors, disrupt social order, and undermine social stability,” or “distort, vilify or defame…heroic martyrs.” In a series of posts earlier this week, Weibo also publicly named a number of popular accounts that had since been deleted, including some with nearly 5 million followers. It explained that others had been temporarily suspended for content such as a “beautiful male butt contest.”Disgruntled users and fans took to Weibo to express their dismay over missing accounts, though it appeared that many negative messages were themselves soon censored. “Wow, they can really just totally wipe out a person in the blink of an eye. This round of purification is just too horrible,” one wrote Wednesday. “Even ‘big V’ online influencers are just sacrificial lambs – as the authorities sharpen their knives, everyone is in danger.” Another asked: “This person was only talking about economics — that’s not okay either?”Bemoaning the loss of a popular account, one user wrote: “If even this account is closed, should we expect to be watching only ‘model operas’ in the coming years?” That is a reference to the eight politically approved stories that were the only ones permitted on screen or stage during the tumultuous years of the 1966-76 Cultural Revolution.last_img read more

Want to better facilities for tourists Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury


first_imgWith a new dynamic tourism minister at the helm of affairs, West Bengal tourism is planning a big leap forward. The new tourism minister, Krishnendu Narayan Choudhury, on Thursday launched a major campaign in Delhi setting a tone that he means serious business. In an exclusive interview with the Millennium Post, he has described many of his new plans for the future. Read on…It is commonly perceived that West Bengal is lagging behind in promoting tourism? Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’It is a fact that our state earlier had not given enough importance to tourism but after the new government took over under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee, we have given a very special focus to tourism. We have the Sunderbans, Darjeeling, Deegha but enough initiative was not taken to promote such destinations. After I took over, I am focusing on improving the existing infrastructure so that we can offer better facilities to the tourists.   We are trying to do tie-ups with the industries as a whole like travel-agents, tour operators, other state governments, foreign governments and private players. Our budget allocation for tourism has also increased to Rs. 120 crores which is a big leap. We are also tied-up with Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd to provide helicopter service facilities to different parts of Bengal particularly with tourist destinations like Sunderbans, the hills and Deegha. We are also trying to create new infrastructure for some tourist destinations like Gajaldoba which is near Bagdogra Airport and Jharkhali in Sunderban. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixWhat other infrastructure developments are you planning?Through public-private partnership, we are planning to create road-side facilities for the travellers like restrooms, canteens etc. With our existing 27 tourist lodges (out of which 11 have been leased out to private companies), we are planning to improve the quality and services by professionalized management and training. Our motto is to treat every tourist as an important guest of the state. We are focusing on both, high-end as well as the budget travellers. How about foreign travelers? At present, an average of 3000 foreign travellers  come to West Bengal and our position is 6th in all India basis but we are planning to increase it to 10,000 within next three years. A lot of big hotel chains are showing interest to set up more hotels in our state for which our government is going to extend all assistance.But what about the disturbances in the hills, Darjeeling area due to agitation?After our government took over, highest number of tourists arrived in the hills after a long gap and our CM is doing everything for the development of the hills. The livelihood of the local people is totally linked with tourism and we are hopeful that peace will remain there and more tourists will visit the hills.last_img read more