PREMIERE: The McCrary Sisters Talk Importance Of Music For Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Virtual Event [Video]

first_imgBefore and after Hardly Strictly Bluegrass’s Let The Music Play On streaming event on Saturday October 3rd, music fans can tune in to Democracy Comes Alive: A Virtual Festival To Get Out The Vote, featuring members of the Grateful Dead, Phish, The String Cheese Incident, and 50+ more. For more information or to secure your link to the show, head here. San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass was supposed to welcome fans back to its longtime home of Golden Gate Park to celebrate its 20th anniversary this fall. Like the rest of the live events industry, however, the long-running free Bay Area music festival which celebrates American roots music won’t be able to take place in person this year, and event organizers are instead looking to bring music to fans with the Let the Music Play On all-star webcast event scheduled for Saturday, October 3rd.The three-hour broadcast will feature a mix of archive footage from the festival’s first 19 years, fan-submitted memories, and new performance footage and interviews from 30+ artists from Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Buddy Miller, Fantastic Negrito, Shakey Graves, Ashley Monroe Rhiannon Giddens, Yola, John Doe, The War and Treaty, and more. The new performances were filmed over the spring and summer months in locations ranging from Nashville to Ireland.“I’ve been so lucky to be able to host a day on the Rooster Stage for the last six years or so and invite friends and acts that I just love and think people would adore,” Buddy Miller said in reflection of the long-running event in a press statement. “This year, we’re doing the ‘Cavalcade of Stars’ from my studio with a lot of those same people – Emmylou Harris, The War & Treaty, Ashley Monroe, Kieran Kane and Rayna Gellert, The McCrary Sisters, and Jim Lauderdale.”Speaking of The McCrary Sisters, Live For Live Music is thrilled to share new video interview footage of the gospel trio ahead of Saturday’s webcast. Watch them discuss how music is key to keeping our minds clear and at peace in these loud and unpredictable times below:The McCrary Sisters – Let The Music Play On Interview[Video: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass]The one-time-only Let the Music Play On webcast will be free for all to watch, and viewers are encouraged to donate what they can to the event’s charitable partners, Artist Relief, an emergency relief fund that provides up to $5,000 grants for artists facing dire financial emergencies during the ongoing pause of the live events industry. The announcement shared by organizers revealed that the festival has already donated $1 million to Artist Relief for musicians across the country to benefit from immediately.Fans can tune in to Let the Music Play On on October 3rd beginning at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT on Circle TV, Nugs.TV, and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Facebook page and website.last_img read more

Juan Soto gets payback on Alex Bregman with bat-holding celebration

first_imgNationals outfielder Juan Soto clearly took notice when Astros third baseball Alex Bregman carried his bat around first base after a first-inning home run.After Soto hit his own long ball in the fifth, giving Washington a Game 6 lead Tuesday, he offered a similar celebration. He even copied Bregman’s attempted handoff to his first base coach. Bat-drop copycatting is a way better way to retaliate than throwing at people’s heads.— Jason Foster (@ByJasonFoster) October 30, 2019After the game, Soto offered a fair explanation of his celebration: If Bregman is going to up the ante, then he has a right to match it.”I don’t mind it. I just say, if he’s going to do it then I’m going to do it.”- @nationals’ Juan Soto on Alex Bregman carrying the bat to first— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 30, 2019We hope Soto, 21, continues to be bold moving forward, regardless of who it might tick off.His Nationals went on to win 7-2 and force Game 7. Astros fans booed in response.Prodigious hitter. Prodigious troll.Rock on,— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) October 30, 2019MORE: Live updates from Game 6 of Nationals-AstrosConsidering Bregman’s antics upset some former MLB players, it’s likely Soto’s move did the same. Really, though, it’s the perfect response to his foe’s trolling. Plus, it’s better than the alternative.last_img read more


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Pakenham highway crash

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Good News for Connacht ahead of Enisei Clash

first_imgPat Lam’s received a twin boost ahead of Connacht’s final Challenge Cup pool game with Enisei.Robbie Henshaw and Kieran Marmion are both in contention to play at the Sportsground having recovered from injury.Both players are also likely to feature in Joe Schmidt’s squad for the Six Nations when it’s revealed later.Staying with Connacht, Hooker Jason Harris-Wright suffered a concussion during the first half of the game with Brive on Saturday. The 27-year-old will continue to go through the return-to-play protocols.Back row forward Eoin McKeon returned form elbow injury to start in the B&I cup game for the Connacht Eagles at the weekend. However, the Galway man sustained a hip pointer injury and is subsequently unavailable for selection this weekend.Versatile back Darragh Leader, also returned to match action at the weekend when he lined out for the Eagles but re-aggravated a previous wrist injury during the game. The 22-year-old from Galway remains unavailable for selection as he consults a surgeon this week.Craig Ronaldson remains unavailable as pain continues on a shoulder impingementThe Connacht team to face Enisei-STM will be named on Friday at 12 noon.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

MATCH TRACKER – All-Ireland Minor football final Galway V Kerry

first_imgWelcome to our Sunday Sports MATCH TRACKER of the All-Ireland Minor Football Final between Galway & Kerry, Croke Park 1pm. FULL TIME: Kerry 0-21 Galway 1-14 A Trojan effort from the Galway lads but Kerry make it 5-in-a-row – Thanks for your company – Gerry MurphyAnd, they add another from play. Kerry 0-21 Galway 1-14Games is fizzling out…Kerry have another free in…..another free? another point. Kerry 0-20 Galway 1-14Eanna McCormack comes in for Matthew Cooley60+1 Oisin Gormally pegs one back for Galway. Kerry 0-19 Galway 1-14There will be 6 minutes of added time60′ Another for the Kingdom. Kerry 0-19 Galway 1-1359′ Falvey adss another and put 2 between the sides. Kerry 0-18 Galway 1-1359′ That man Paul Walsh kicks a point. Kerry 0-17 Galway 1-1355′ Lavel again…Tomo Culhane with a lovely score. Galway 1-13 Kerry 0-16Cian Hernon comes on to the Galway team54′ Kerry back in front Begley with a point from play. Kerry 0-16 Galway 1-1253′ Paul Kelly levels it again with a fine point from play. Galway 1-12 Kerry 0-1550′ Cathal Sweeney off injured….Conor Halbart comes in47′ Begley points for Kerry, they’re back in the lead. Kerry 0-15 Galway 1-1146′ Daragh Rahilly answers straight away …level again. Galway 1-11 Kerry 0-1446′ Tomo Culhane kicks a beauty for Galway. Galway back in front. Galway 1-11 Kerry 0-13Oisin Gormally on for Aidan O’HalloranTom Culhane comes in for Daniel Cox44′ Matthew Cooley levels it again from a free. Galway 1-10 Kerry 0-13Yellow Card for Kerry’s Dan Murphy42′ Dylan Geaney puts Kerry into the lead. Kerry 0-13 Galway 1-942′ All square Rahilly points with his left foot. Galway 1-9 Kerry 0-1239′ Dylan Geaney dances through the Galway defence and points for Kerry. Galway 1-9 Kerry 0-1138′ Oisin McCormack comes on the Galway team in place of Sean Horkan38′ Cheap free given to Kerry. Paul Walsh gets the point. Galway 1-9 Kerry 0-1036′ Another goal chance for Galway…saved and out for a 45. That is missed on this occasion.35′ Kerry get the opening score of part 2. Galway 1-9 Kerry 0-9Yellow Card for Tony GillSECOND HALF UNDERWAYHALF TIME: GALWAY 1-9 KERRY 0-8.30+2 Killian Falvey adds another, Galway 1-9 Kerry 0-830+1 Paul Walsh tags on a point for Kerry. Galway 1-9 Kerry 0-7There will be 2 minutes of added time.29′ Conor Raftery kicks his second point of the game. Galway 1-9 Kerry 0-627′ Another point for Kerry Daragh Rahilly. Galway 1-8 Kerry 0-626′ Killian Falvey answers for Kerry. Galway 1-8 Kerry 0-525′ Liam Judge now gets on the score sheet. Galway 1-8 Kerry 0-424′ GOALLLLL for Galway…Tony Gill finishes a brilliant Galway team score. Galway 1-7 Kerry 0-422′ Another free in for Galway. Matthew Cooley makes no mistake. Galway have score 6 points in a row. Galway 0-7 Kerry 0-421′ Matthew Cooley slots a sublime free from pout the field. Galway 0-6 Kerry 0-419′ Captain Conor Raftery puts Galway into the lead. Galway 0-5 Kerry 0-4Tom Culhane replaces Daniel Cox on the Galway team….blood sub17′ Free in for Galway…..over the bar by Matthew Cooley. All-square…Galway 0-4 Kerry 0-416′ Great chance of a goal for Galway as Eoghan Tinney tries to palms the ball into the net….saved by the Kerry goalkeeper!15′ Eoghan Tinney narrows the gap with his first of the game. Kerry 0-4 Galway 0-310′ Matthew Cooley lands a lovely point for Galway: Kerry 0-4 Galway 0-29′ Free for Kerry pointed by Paul O’Shea…that was for over 50 metres! Kerry 0-4 Galway 0-17′ Kerry’s Paul Walsh adds a third. Kerry 0-3 Galway 0-15 ‘ Another point for Kerry from play Kerry 0-2 Galway 0-1. Centre back Dan McCarthy4 Mins: Point from a 45 for Kerry from their Captain, Paul O’Shea. Galway 0-1 Kerry 0-122 seconds: Opening score for Galway Ryan Monaghan comes from the back and finishes a good team move. Galway 0-1 Kerry 0-01 pm. GAME ON!print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Tears, tributes for Lucky Dube

first_img26 October 2007Thousands of South Africans crammed into Johannesburg’s Bassline Theatre on Wednesday to bid farewell to music icon Lucky Phillip Dube, who was gunned down outside his home last week.Dube was shot and killed in what appears have been a botched hijacking in Rosettenville, Johannesburg last Thursday.During the memorial service, speaker after speaker said South Africa had lost a legend who had touched the lives of many through his music.Speaking on behalf of the minister of arts and culture, Professor Keorapetse Kgosile said Dube was one of the most important reggae voices to come out of this country.“He was a global ambassador for South African musical talent and heritage, but also a world-renowned African composer, singer, band leader, cultural activist, visionary and performer,” Kgosile said.Musician Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse said Dube has left behind a legacy that would keep his spirit alive.Gallo Music Group CEO Ivor Haarburger said Dube’s death was senseless and a loss to millions. He described Dube as a quiet and reserved person whose performances on stage were amazing.“We had great visits to the world, he wanted to expose his music to the Americans and had performed in 81 concerts outside South Africa which were attended by thousands of people,” Haarburger said.Maskandi artist Bhekumuzi Luthuli could not hold back the tears as he broke down on stage while performing the song Usizi.“I didn’t know what to call him, either my father or brother, as I learnt a lot from him,” Luthuli said. “He was my fan and I was his.“He used to encourage me and told me which of my songs he liked and always watched me when I performed. He would later congratulate or tell me if my performance was bad.”SABC CEO Dali Mpofu said Dube was “still communicating with us, even in his death. The question is whether we are still listening to his message. I think he is asking what has gone wrong with us.”Paying tribute to their colleague, Dube’s band members sang two of his songs, while his fans did what Dube would have been expected of them if he were still alive – they jumped and danced.Band member Skipha Shabalala said the band had lost a great teacher who believed in reality, truth and respect. “We are all going to die one day, but why Lucky died in such a barbaric manner? We don’t need such people in our country.”Speaking on behalf of the Dube family, Job Dube said: “Lucky was a pillar of the family and we’ve lost, but God plans his things.”Dube was born on 3 August 1964 on a farm just outside the town Ermelo. He was the third child of Sara Dube.He was an artist that continued to break international barriers, and recently signed a deal with Warner Music International securing the European release of his latest album, Respect.Dube is survived by his mother Sara, wife Zanele and seven children, one brother and three sisters.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Corini confident over Dessena

first_imgDaniele Dessena left Brescia’s 0-0 draw with Fiorentina on a stretcher and in tears, but Coach Eugenio Corini is hopeful “nothing’s broken”. Dessena risks suffering a similar injury to the double leg break that cost him the majority of his 2015-16 campaign, his right leg again caught in a collision with Erick Pulgar, but Corini was remaining upbeat. “There was some heavy bruising,” he told Sky Sport Italia after the game. “The lad got scared, given it was the leg he hurt a few years ago. “We’ll wait for the results of the tests, but the hope is that nothing’s broken.” The result, meanwhile, saw the Rondinelle halt a run of back-to-back defeats. “Fiorentina are a great team, we battled and we kept an important point at home, with less clarity and quality than we’d have liked but with character and the right spirit. “Dessena’s injury had an emotional impact on the team. We executed our game plan well, especially in the first half. “We also scored a goal, which was then disallowed. There were some potential openings for us, where we could’ve been more incisive. “We need to improve in our next few games. Our fixture list has been complicated so far, but my team have done well despite that. “We’ve dropped a few too many points away from home, the game against Bologna in particular. “The League will be difficult for all the teams fighting relegation, but we’ve shown that we can take our fight all the way to achieve our objective.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

Percassi: ‘Atalanta can’t afford Zlatan’

first_imgPresident Antonio Percassi said Atalanta are too “poor” to bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Bergamo, but claimed they are “expecting to qualify” for the next phase of the Champions League. La Dea have rocketed to the top of Italian football these last few years, but the President said they are still “grounded” and yet ambition, despite picking up one point from the first four Champions League games. “We expect to advance in the Champions League,” Percassi told news agency ANSA at the inauguration of the Mino Favini Academy. “The second half against Manchester City was amazing, that’s why we believe in it.” The news about Ibrahimovic leaving MLS has sparked an interest from a host of Italian clubs, linking Napoli, Milan and Bologna to the player. Percassi won’t entertain any rumours of the Swedish star moving to Bergamo, though. “Ibrahimovic is a great player, but we can’t afford him,” the 66-year-old added. “We are mere paupers… “We don’t have the revenue of the big clubs, although miraculously we get the results and remain a provincial reality keeping our feet on the ground. “We can’t compete with certain figures. We’ve got clear ideas regarding the stadium and have to complete the Zingonia training centre. We still need some millions and we have already spent €4m on the Bortolotti Center.” He might free up some spending money if he decides to sell Dejan Kulusevski, who has been attracting interest after his performances at Parma this season, but the President doesn’t seem to be in a rush. “We will evaluate at the end of the season, and we will do it on our own terms.” Before facing Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League, Atalanta must prepare to face Juventus in Serie A when they are back in action after the international break. “They will be two great matches, since they are two great teams,” he said. “It’s important to have [Duvan] Zapata back, we have missed him.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

How truly great fundraising can flourish

first_imgOver the past year, researchers Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang have sought to answer the question, how can truly great fundraising flourish?It’s a timely question given that half of fundraisers want to quit – and a quarter of bosses said they fired their last fundraiser.The report – commissioned by the firm Clayton Burnett Limited – is out, and I wanted to share the findings. (You can get the report and executive summary for free at the firm’s website – just give a it a day or two for them to email it to you.)One answer was that organizations with incredible growth in fundraising have achieved that with the right people. Successful organizations have strong fundraising managers who achieve desired change through a combination of will and personal humility. They “devote considerable attention to what they regard as the critical building blocks of success, namely building an exceptional team, structure(s) and culture.”I’m going to highlight here some of the ways high-performing organizations built their teams. For additional findings, check out the full report.1. The manager built or retooled the fundraising team members and focused on a few, small early wins. This led to “improvement in confidence and morale, which became self-sustaining as individuals began to recognize their own potential to succeed. Technical expertise on the part of team members was important, but so too was conscientiousness, a willingness to support others, and a propensity to engage in appropriate levels of risk-taking.”2. The researchers note this shift in culture addressed turnover woes. “After the right team had been built, none of the organizations we examined suffered from the high turnover rates that otherwise pervade our sector. Being a part of a successful team appears to engender high levels of loyalty and our all our leaders were personally invested in their teams. The loyalty thus cut both ways. It was also interesting to note that those who defined their team more broadly, to include external agency personnel also exhibited a high degree of loyalty to that agency. Some were maintaining relationships with suppliers that had existed for over a decade.”3. Once a strong team was in place, they focused on the big picture in the right ways. Says the report: “We also found evidence in goal setting, that our outstanding leaders aligned their organizational metrics with the longer term drivers of donor value. Their objectives were couched not in the short-term minutia that typically pervade our sector, but in the standards and behaviours they identified would add value forsupporters and thus pay-back in the longer term. Their appraisal and reward systems were similarly aligned, to focus team member ambitions on the things that mattered most to longer term growth.”That said, the researchers also emphasized the system in which these people work: “Great systems are often more important than great people. A well-designed system filled with ordinary but well-trained people can, according to academic research, consistently achieve well above average performance.”I wish we saw more of these approaches. What works at your organization? Which of these ideas resonate with you? Who are your people and what are your systems?last_img read more