String Cheese Incident Headed To Brooklyn’s Most Majestic Venue

first_imgString Cheese Incident will make their way to the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY for a two-night stand at the breathtaking venue, August 13-14. What’s not to be excited for? Not only is the band locked in at the moment, but they are still writing new music that translates seamlessly into the live setting. Arguably the most stylistically diverse of all the jam acts, SCI is still building momentum as they near their 25th year of existence.With their new formula of releasing singles as they are written and recorded from their recently built Sound Lab, as opposed to sitting on the tunes or playing them out in the live setting before ever being released in the standard album format, we’re tasting some seriously sharp Cheese lately.The recently restored Kings Theatre in Flatbush is nothing short of majestic, with a history dating back to 1929. Originally designed as one of the five ‘Loew’s Wonder Theatres’ in the NY/NJ area, with an interior inspired by the Palace of Versailles and the Paris Opera House, the theatre was a beloved Brooklyn neighborhood destination. Several notable entertainers, including Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler, worked as ushers at the famous venue.With the band playing more on point than ever, situated in such a historic venue, these shows are a no-brainer.Tickets are available here, or enter to win them below.last_img read more

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English Premier League clubs set to vote on return to group training

first_imgThe Premier League in England hopes “Project Restart” will move a step closer to becoming reality on Monday.This is when clubs hold an emergency meeting to vote on a return to group training amid the coronavirus pandemic. Should at least 14 of the 20 clubs agree that safety protocols are sufficient, players are likely to return to a limited first phase of group training on Tuesday.Sunday should have been the final day of the Premier League season but the coronavirus outbreak meant the league was suspended in March with 92 fixtures remaining.The Government last week opened the door for the return of elite sport, but several hurdles remain before the Premier League can resume behind closed doors.Clubs will have been encouraged, however, by the return of the Bundesliga this weekend – the first major football league in the world to resume after the lockdown.Monday’s conference call is the first hurdle. Clubs need to agree the conditions for players to return to training under strict rules.Safety measures will include tents where temperature checks will be conducted, strict hygiene criteria, no canteens and no showers.A maximum of five players will be allowed per pitch with tackling forbidden.Players will be tested twice per week and are being asked to provide written approval that they have received and understood the club’s COVID-19 policy.The prospect of clubs playing their remaining matches at neutral venues has receded with more than half speaking out against such a proposal. Project Restart was originally looking at a June 12 resumption date.But should the clubs agree and, if there is no rise in infections in the country, a return date of June 19 or June 26 appears the most likely.With Britain’s virus death toll still rising by hundreds each day – the latest figure is 34,466 – the return of the Premier League has divided opinion.Although the majority of players are said to be supportive, there have been dissenting voices, including Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, Tottenham Hotspur’s Danny Rose and Watford’s Troy Deeney.RelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 Chelsea’s Brazilian midfielder Willian said: “Honestly, from what I can see, a lot of players – the majority, I’d say – are uncomfortable with the idea of returning right now.“We’re really keen to return, we really miss playing and doing what we love. But it needs to be safe for us to do so.”Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce said that while clubs are likely to agree to the first phase of group training to begin this week, June 12 was too early to start matches.“We need enough preparation time to get these players into shape or they are just going to fall down like a pack of cards. Most of the managers have the same concerns,” Bruce said. “We will need at least six weeks.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: BundesligaCoronavirusPremier LeagueProject Restartlast_img read more

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Team Alanis’ Alonzo Ambrose wins gruelling 98-mile cycle road race

first_imgRIDING in wet conditions from Georgetown to Camp Seweyo on the Linden Highway and back is no easy task, but Team Alanis’ Alonzo Ambrose made it look like a walk in the park on Sunday, winning the 98-mile event in easy fashion with a time of four hours 25 minutes 52 seconds.The win for Ambrose in the Guyana Cycling Federation (GCF)-organised event earned him 15 points in the Federation’s point standings, still 23 points shy of leader Jamal John who earned eight points for placing fourth on Sunday.It was the Federation’s fourth points race for the 2017 season and John won the first two and did not participate in the third.Sunday’s race started at 08:00hrs on Homestretch Avenue and proceeded to Timehri Bottle, before turning on the Linden Highway for the journey to Camp Seweyo and turning back to finish at the place of origin.Team Evolution’s Christopher Griffith and Team Coco’s Junior Niles occupied the second- and third-place respectively.Griffith earned 12 points and Niles 10.Griffith’s teammate Paul DeNobrega (six points) finished fifth.The first junior to cross the finish line was Adalie Hodge, while Marcus Keiler and Nigel Duguid placed second and third respectively.In the veterans’ category, Leer Nunes and Everal Mundy placed first and second in that order.The GCF’s races are being staged with the aim of selecting cyclists for overseas engagements, but consideration will also be given to those Guyanese who are training and competing overseas.last_img read more

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9th annual Veterans Cruise on Clear Lake held Wednesday

first_img(Video — flyover by pilot Mark Holt honoring veterans participating in the cruise) CLEAR LAKE — About 200 people boarded the Lady of the Lake in Clear Lake on Wednesday afternoon for the annual Veterans Cruise. The event started nine years ago as a way to honor veterans at a time around the Flag Day holiday.Clear Lake VFW Post 4868 commander Mike Nelson says that idea has grown over the last nine years.  “From year one, it was kind of a learning process. About three years ago, we got some good sponsors that we could actually make it free. The first few years we charge $10 a couple, and by the time that the sponsors came on board last few years, we were able to make it free. It really expanded the program.”Nelson says they’ve hosted veterans from a number of different generations that live around the area, many of them who never have been on the Lady of the Lake or ventured out on Clear Lake.  “We’ve had anybody from World War II through Afghanistan and Iraq. Everybody that comes on board, a lot of them have never been on the Lady of the Lake, but they all seem to walk away with a pretty good experience.”Nelson says it’s a rewarding experience for both those attending and those who help sponsor the event. “It just does me good to see when we get everybody on board and we hand out the door prizes, and everybody just has a good time. That’s what I like to see, to see the veterans young and old, it’s just like a giant subdued party.”Lady of the Lake owner Scott Monson says a free cruise is a great way to honor the area’s veterans. “It’s a great way to give back and let them have an experience that not normally they would do. We had some new people this year. It’s something we can give back and let them have just a just a break a nice ride on the water.”Monson says it’s good to interact with veterans who may never have had an opportunity to be on a boat on the lake.  “We hear it every year that ‘I didn’t even know this boat was here’ or ‘I didn’t know you did rides like this’. We get them out, and they see it, and they come back to Clear Lake, and they just really enjoy it.”There were two different cruises yesterday afternoon that each handled about 100 veterans and their families.last_img read more

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