Gregg Allman Delivers Surprise Show In Macon After His Laid Back Festival Is Postponed

first_imgWalking into a capacity-filled, 100-year-old venue, Gregg Allman had once again come home to Macon, GA. The Cox Capitol Theatre has played host to many great shows over the decades, but this one was different.Due to a postponement of The Laid Back Festival in Atlanta on Saturday, May 7th, Gregg came to Macon to play for some of his biggest fans in the country, so many of whom have seen Gregg play shows since The Allman Brothers Band formed in 1969 and made Macon their home. The stories being told in front of the venue as the crowd waited for the doors to open harkened back to a simple time in rock and roll and life. “I saw them for free at Central City Park one Sunday afternoon in 1970 and it changed my life,” said one guest. Another mentioned seeing Duane Allman at The H&H Restaurant one day when the band was home from their relentless touring schedule.Fans of The Allman Brothers Band are a family. Referring to one another as “brother” or “sister” is part of the everyday verbiage within this tight-knit community. Citing shows they saw, moments in time and a spectacular story that has now become folklore of rock and roll is a true bonding experience. They discuss the excesses, the highs and lows, the major success and the impact on rock and roll touring that the Allman Brothers created and defined.This show marked Gregg’s return to Macon for the second time in 2016, and it sold out in under three hours. The legion of fans were notified about this show only two weeks prior to the performance, which shows how an icon like Gregg Allman can still pack the house.The band hit the stage just after 9:00 and launched into “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’” to warm up the excited crowd. The shimmering “Queen of Hearts” from Laid Back, Gregg’s first solo album, and the rollicking “I’m No Angel” were surrounded by Allman Brothers Band staples like “Black Hearted Woman,” “Hot ’Lanta,” “Please Call Home,” “Dreams,” and “One Way Out,” which were all triumphantly brilliant including a guest appearance by Charlie Starr of Black Berry Smoke. The passionate group of brothers and sisters sang along to every tune, and wild cheers of applause filled the hall as the show came to end with “Southbound,” two hours later.High fives, hugs, and screams of joy could be seen and heard as the house lights came up, marking the end of yet another epic Gregg Allman show. As the sidewalk filled with fans, it was evident that all of them were blown away by the performance. Crew members commented after the show that, “The band really brought it tonight!” Clearly, the group had stepped up to the high expectations of the die-hard Macon fans. In this area of the country, where The Allman Brothers Band name can be heard daily and memories from years ago are still fresh, Gregg Allman and his band made some new memories for all of those in attendance. Everyone is already looking forward to next time!Enjoy these fan-shot videos, courtesy of JamKLuB and Jimmy Moss.Sweet MelissaDreamsMidnight Riderlast_img read more

Widespread Panic Announces Three-Night Runs In Nashville, St. Augustine, Milwaukee, Las Vegas

first_imgToday, Widespread Panic added new fall tour dates to their calendar. The Southern improvisational masters will head to Ascend Amphitheatre in Nashville, TN on August 31-September 2. Two weeks later, they will return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, Florida for a three-night run on September 14-16. Then, they will head to the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 19-21. From there, the band will return to Las Vegas, Nevada for three nights at Park Theatre from October 26-28.These newly added dates will come after a summer that includes three nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado and two nights at Mud Island Amphitheatre in Memphis, TN.Tickets to Widespread Panic‘s Nashville shows will go on sale May 18; St. Augustine on June 1 at 10am ET; Milwaukee on sale July 20 at 12pm CT; Las Vegas on sale May 18 at 10am PT. For more information on Widespread Panic’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

Watch Idina Menzel Talk Doing That ‘Witchy Thing’ and More

first_img Star Files The still blonde Idina Menzel stopped by Good Day L.A. on April 29 to chat about her upcoming world tour and more. After explaining she continues to do that “witchy thing” when belting “Defying Gravity,” the Tony winner went on to discuss the face touching incident with John Travolta at this year’s Oscars. “I felt bad for my make-up artist!” Menzel joked. The Broadway superstar also talked about the importance of co-parenting her son Walker with her ex hubby Taye Diggs. Check out the interview below and then go see Menzel in person when she (hopefully!) visits a city near you!Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV View Commentscenter_img Idina Menzellast_img

More Than 4.6 Million Venezuelans Have Fled Their Country, OAS Reports

first_imgBy Voice of America November 01, 2019 David Smolansky, an exiled mayor and coordinator of the working group for Venezuelan migrants at the Organization of American States (OAS), presented on October 6 the latest figures on Venezuelan migrants, which, according to his calculations, have reached more than 4.6 million.Smolansky said on Twitter that among the organization’s member nations Colombia is the country where most Venezuelan migrants have arrived, with 1.6 million. The United States is third, with 422,000. The non-OAS member that received the most Venezuelans is Spain, with at least 300,000 migrants.Ecuador, which recently imposed a visa requirement on Venezuelans entering the country, is also on the list, with about 350,000 Venezuelans. Uruguay and Bolivia are the countries with the fewest Venezuelan migrants, with about 10,000 each.According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the OAS figures are consistent with the latest numbers the agency issued in August, with about 4.3 million Venezuelans who have left their country in recent years.In a recent exclusive interview with Voice of America’s Venezuela 360, UNHCR High Commissioner Filippo Grandi said that more funding is needed to help the refugee crisis created by the Venezuelan exodus to more than 15 countries in the Western Hemisphere.For Smolansky, the only solution is the exit of the Nicolás Maduro regime. “The only solution to stop this unprecedented human avalanche is for the usurpation to end,” he said.last_img read more

3-5 Inches of Snow Possible for Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York As much as five inches of snow could hit Long Island Friday as a winter storm moves across the region, forecasters said.On Friday, the National Weather Service’s Upton office said the entire region is under a winter weather advisory, including eastern Suffolk County, which had originally been placed under a winter storm warning.Initially, the weather service said 7 inches of snow could possibly fall on the East End but a Friday morning update indicated less accumulation. The current forecast calls for 3-5 inches across the Island. Despite the adjusted outlook, forecasters are still warning drivers of slippery roads and limited visibility of a half-mile at times. The storm is expected to taper off to snow showers and flurries Friday afternoon. The evening is expected to be dry but temperatures are going to plunge to the mid-teens and wind chill values could be in the single digits. The weekend forecast calls for clear skies but chilly weather. Saturday will be around 29 degrees during the day before falling into the teens at night. Same goes for Sunday. Long Islanders who interpreted the recent warm-up as winter conceding to spring early should brace for even more winter weather. As it stands, there’s a chance of snow Monday night through Wednesday and temperatures will be near freezing.last_img read more

This year, Pula Airport is breaking the historical record for the number of passengers

first_imgAfter the record-breaking June, July, August and September, when Pulapo Airport had four consecutive months with over 100.000 passengers for the first time in history, a successful series of record numbers continues in October.Namely, on October 18, 2018, Pula Airport welcomes 700 thousand passengers, who have not been at Pula Airport since the independence of the Republic of Croatia. While on Saturday, October 20, ZL Pula will cross the historical record from 1987, when 701.370 passengers passed through Pula Airport the most ever. “So far, the total traffic from January to September has increased by 21% compared to last year, when we had a remarkable increase in the number of passengers of 36,5%.points out the director of Pula Airport, Svemir Radmilo.This year, passengers at Pula Airport were able to choose their trip to one of the 20 European countries, with 42 companies to 76 destinations, the most so far. “At Pula Airport, we are proud of the fact that both airlines, even under increased peak load, recognize our work and professionalism and our attitude towards business partners and passengers, which maintains the constant of a serious, safe and top-notch airport. “Concludes Radmilo and emphasizes that this is a historic and important event for the entire Istrian economy.In August 2018, Croatian airports recorded 1 thousand passengers or 809% more than in the same month last year.The largest passenger traffic was realized by Split Airport, with 625 thousand passengers (increase of 5,8% compared to August 2017), followed by Dubrovnik Airport with 479 thousand passengers (increase of 9,2% compared to August 2017) and Zagreb Airport with 372 thousand passengers (an increase of 7,2% compared to August 2017).The most significant international passenger traffic was realized with German airports, 329 thousand passengers, which is an increase of 10,8% compared to the same period last year. The total number of landings and departures of aircraft at airports in August 2018 was 19, which is an increase of 271% compared to August 2017, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics.last_img read more

​AP Funds take active role in bid to tackle money laundering

first_imgSweden’s state pension buffer funds have called four major Nordic banks and Swedish regulators together to decide how to tackle financial crime and money laundering, following a number recent cases involving Nordic banks.AP1, AP2, AP3 and AP4 – as well as the Council on Ethics, which oversees responsible investment policy for the four funds – engaged with Nordea, SEB, Handelsbanken and Swedbank.The council said chief executives from the four banks had agreed at the event that the risk of money laundering had been underestimated in the past and that dialogue between regulators and banks must be improved.Ossian Ekdahl, president of the Council on Ethics, said work against financial crime was a particularly important issue: “We want to have an influence and see that this has been a good step towards dialogue.” Sean Cory, partner at consultancy Oliver Wyman, added that Sweden should follow the example of other countries and explore opportunities for increased information sharing and closer co-operation between banks and authorities. Swedbank has made several senior staff changes following a money laundering scandalParticipants at the seminar agreed that banking secrecy, the principle of public disclosure, and the current framework for reporting of financial and transaction information all needed to be reviewed, the Council on Ethics reported. Co-operation between banks, regulators and criminal investigators was a priority issue, it added.Training of staff, investment in systems and digitisation, and spreading customer knowledge were important tools in the fight against money laundering, the council said. Though the risks had been underestimated before, it said that today, billions had been invested to detect and prevent money laundering.Share price falls for both Swedbank and Danske Bank amid major money-laundering scandals at the banks have hit pension fund portfolio values and dented confidence in the Nordic financial sector in the past two years.Further readingPension funds act as Nordic drama engulfs Swedbank Sweden’s largest pension funds were thrust into leading roles in a money-laundering scandal earlier this year, as Swedbank was raided by fraud investigators and forced to fire its CEOATP: A very Danish scandal Media coverage of a financial scandal in Denmark last year led the resignation of ATP CEO Christian Hyldahl, while the uncovering of unethical behaviour at Danske Bank’s Estonian subsidiary also added to negative perceptions of Danish financial institutionslast_img read more

COVID-19 cases across state staying steady

first_imgStatewide — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has reported that 897 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday. A total of 94,196 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 1,076,947 individual tests have been reported to ISDH at an 8.7% positive rate and 5 new deaths were reported for a total of 3,077 Hoosier deaths. Dearborn County has a total of 574 cases and 28 deaths reported (up 3 new cases), Decatur County has a total of 399 positive cases and 35 deaths (up 1 new case), Franklin County has 274 positive cases and 24 deaths (up 1 new case), and Ripley County has 245 positive cases and 8 deaths (up 1 new case). Locally, this is an increase of 6 new positive cases.last_img

Tammy Abraham on Man City’s radar

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Chelsea ace Tammy Abraham is reportedly attracting interest from Manchester City. Manchester City are reportedly interested in Tammy Abraham with the Chelsea star having impressed this season. Abraham’s contract at Stamford Bridge does not run out until June 2022 though reports suggest he is stalling over signing a new deal. Abraham is believed to be demanding a £180,000 per week contract from the Blues, which would represent a significant rise. And Le10Sport claimed that Manchester City have been alerted to the difficulties that Abraham is facing in his negotiations with Chelsea. It’s reported that the Etihad outfit have expressed their interest and could open discussions in the coming months. Abraham has scored 12 Premier League goals this season having been trusted by Blues boss Frank Lampard to lead the line at Stamford Bridge. And Lampard recently praised his striker following his impressive start to the season. “He’s a personality that’s growing in our dressing room every day with his enthusiasm and his will to win,” said Lampard. “Tammy is a striker that’s near the top of the goalscoring charts in the league, he’s showing his all-round game, stretches defences, and he starts our press. “And of course if a player’s on such a good run it’s normal that if they go out of the team that you can miss them, and today he came straight back in as he left off.” And when asked if he will challenge Abraham to hit a specific goal tally, Lampard said: “No, I don’t think I need to, he’s a hungry boy. “I never set targets, it’s too much jumping into the future. “All you say is, as they come, game after game, can you keep scoring, can you stay hungry and what can you do for the team. At the minute he’s doing it and he’s scoring goals.” And Abraham has spoken about how he prepares for matches. The striker himself said: “For me in my spare time I go on Youtube and watch all the best strikers in the world play in this competition, stealing their ideas and adding it to my game. “I watch so many players. Harry Kane, (Sergio) Aguero, (Roberto) Firmino, these are Premier League strikers obviously but also (Robert) Lewandowski and all sorts and players who have played in this competition before.”Tags: EtihadFrank LampardLe10SportManchester CityStamford BridgeTammy Abrahamlast_img read more

Cricket News Opinion – India cannot afford misjudging conditions, team composition in quest for World Cup success

first_imgThe reactions from Kohli and the Indian cricket team are a bit worrisome. When it came to the dominant Australia and West Indies teams of the past, they never relied on the conditions for results. They relied on skills from both the bowlers and the batsmen to get the better of the opposition every single time. The Australian team’s dominance in 1999, 2003 and 2007 World Cups was due to having so much skill in the batting and bowling which took the conditions out of the equation.If India are to achieve great success in the 2019 World Cup, they have to look beyond the conditions. They have to back the skill when it comes to bowling and batting. Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan back themselves to the hilt with their skills along with MS Dhoni. Jasprit Bumrah had an off day in Mohali, with the Australians acknowledging that they still played him purely out of respect. These four players will have to lead the way to help India get confidence on the big match day in the ICC Cricket World Cup. No Plan B a big problem India have great depth in the batting and bowling. This current situation has prompted many to label Kohli as the captain with a good headache called the ‘problem of plenty’. However, this has also resulted in a twist. The problem of plenty has resulted in some dodgy selection issues in the past. In the England, South Africa and the Perth Test against Australia, Kohli played the wrong team and India got hammered. However, the biggest problem for India is the lack of plan B in some departments. In the Hamilton ODI, the top-order was absolutely blown away by Trent Boult and they were all out for 92. Even in the 2017 Champions Trophy, the top three who were so dominant were blown away by Mohammad Amir and the middle order floundered. When Australia has gone after Kedar Jadhav in both Ranchi and Mohali, the absence of the fifth bowler has hurt them and there is no Plan B in the absence of Hardik Pandya. When Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are taken to the cleaners like how it happened in Mohali, Kohli does not have a back-up plan to stem the flow of runs. In the event Pandya is injured in the World Cup, Kohli’s back-up is on dodgy ground for Ravindra Jadeja’s bowling and batting is on the wane. Rishabh Pant’s struggles in the Mohali game underline the fact that MS Dhoni will be the mainstay throughout the tournament and India will be praying that he does not break down. For India to become a great team, they must take the conditions out of the equation and perform. An extra layer of buffer gives them assurance in case any of the departments fail. Of course, luck plays a vital part in the entire set-up. Perhaps, the Indian cricket public might get paranoid about India’s prospects after suffering two consecutive losses at home for the first time in seven years. A win in Delhi might drown out the questions but they will still float when the World Cup comes closer. A loss in the final ODI will only make the questions bigger and bolder. DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by the author in this article are personal. News Nation does not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the organisation or its members. highlights India has not lost to Australia at home since 2009.India has lost two consecutive games in a home bilateral series for first time since 2012.The ICC Cricket World Cup begins on May 30 in England. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Things were looking rosy for the Indian cricket team in the first three months of 2019. The year was important for this was the ICC Cricket World Cup which will be played in England. A win in Australia for the first time, a win after 10 years in New Zealand and a victory in the first two ODIs in Hyderabad and Nagpur signalled a period of dominance for Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team. However, the tide started to turn. In Ranchi, Australia clicked as an all-round unit and they managed to win despite a record century from Virat Kohli. In Mohali, Australia achieved a feat that they had never achieved even when they had Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting and other legends. A group of inexperienced players helped Australia chase down 359, the highest by a visiting team in ODIs ever. The reactions from Virat Kohli following the losses pointed out to the blame in conditions. In Ranchi, he said, “We were told there was going to be dew around 7-7 30, but there is not a drop of dew on the ground even now. I got that calculation wrong a little bit.” In Mohali, Kohli faced the other extreme. “Last game, we were told there would be dew and we were at the wrong side of that. we have been on the wrong side of the dew twice in two games. It was very difficult to bowl in the end.” last_img read more