On Friday, September 15th, Jay-Z, Run The Jewels, Migos, and Two Door Cinema Club top the musical lineup, while Saturday will see performances by Gorillaz, Erykah Badu, Future, L.L. Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip, M.I.A., Big Gigantic, De La Soul, TV On The Radio, Big Boi, Antibalas, and BADBADNOTGOOD. Finally, the weekend’s musical performances will be rounded out on Sunday with sets by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nas, Bassnectar, Weezer, Action Bronson, Ghostface Killah, Sleigh Bells, and more. In addition to the daily musical performances crammed into each of The Meadows’ three days, the party will keep going each night with a number of “After Dark” post-shows scattered around the city, which will see more intimate performances by the likes of Ghostface Killah, GTA, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, BADBADNOTGOOD, and Wild Belle. Ahead of the start of The Meadows this year, Gramercy Theatre will host a festival pre-show on Thursday, September 14th featuring the beloved afro-funk group, Antibalas.Chance The Rapper At The Meadows 2016[Video: Connor Harrigan]While we certainly live for live music, The Meadows’ food vendor lineup is particularly appealing, differentiating it from other festivals where pretzels and fair food tend to be the norm. This year, the festival is playing host to two special food vendor areas—Infatuation Village, curated by the food review site The Infatuation, and FEASTival of Queens, a selection of diverse fare curated by well-known Queens food writer, Joe DiStefano. With food provided by some of the best restaurants around town and offering tastes of cuisines the world over, The Meadows’ food selection in and of itself is a draw, particularly for the many foodies who frequently may find festival food lacking. Next week, The Meadows Music And Arts Festival will be returning to Citi Field in Queens, New York, from Friday, September 15th, to Sunday, September 17th. The festival is poised to be quite an experience, boasting some of the biggest names in the music scene today in addition to hosting a highly curated lineup of renowned local food vendors. The immersive festival experience in the heart of New York City is all about diversity, offering attendees a bountiful selection of acts from different genres and delicious food highlighting why New York City is renowned worldwide for its culinary scene.Purchase tickets to The Meadows Music And Arts Festival here. Tickets for The Meadows Music and Arts Festival are on-sale now and can be purchased here. For more information about the festival’s many after-parties, you can head here, while those who are interested in learning more about The Meadows immense food vendor lineup can head here.[Photo: BFA] read more
Read Full Story Cambridge, Mass.—Dena DeRose, “the most creative and compelling singer-pianist since Shirley Horn” (Joel Siegel, Washington City Paper), will be in residence at Harvard University Oct. 31–Nov. 5, 2016, sponsored by the Office for the Arts at Harvard’s Learning From Performers program and Harvard Jazz Bands (Yosvany Terry and Mark Olson, conductors). In addition to working and rehearsing with the Harvard Jazz Bands, DeRose will visit classes and participate in two events open to the public: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at 4 pm: A Conversation with Dena DeRose, moderated by Callie Crossley, host of “Under the Radar” on WGBH-FM. Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard, Cambridge. Presented by Learning From Performers. Admission free (tickets or RSVPs not required); seating first-come, first served, subject to venue capacity.Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at 8 pm: Celebrating Women in Jazz: Dena DeRose in Concert with the Harvard Jazz Bands, Lowell Hall, Kirkland and Oxford Streets, Cambridge. Tickets $10, students and seniors $5, through the Harvard Box Office at Farkas Hall, 10-12 Holyoke St., boxoffice.harvard.edu, 617-496-2222. A number of tickets will also be available at the door one hour prior to start time.Dena DeRose has accumulated an impressive list of performance credits at clubs and in concert halls in the U.S. and abroad, and performed and recorded with such greats as Ray Brown, Clark Terry, Marian McPartland, Benny Golson, John Scofield, Phil Woods, Rufus Reid and and many others. As a recording artist, she has 11 CDs as a leader to her credit, all of which have received superior accolades: Cadence Magazine gave DeRose both its Album of the Year and Best Vocal Jazz Album awards for her Sharp Nine releases “Another World” and “I Can See Clearly Now”; “A Walk In The Park,” on the MaxJazz label, received three Grammy Award nominations; and “Live at Jazz Standard, Volumes 1 & 2” also garnered Grammy nods. read more
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OVER 1500 student-athletes and officials, drawn from Guyana’s 10 Administrative Regions will come together from November 26 to December 1, for the 57th hosting of the National Schools Swimming, Cycling and Track & Field Championships, which was officially launched yesterday in the Boardroom of the Ministry of Education, 26 Brickdam Boardroom.While Cycling will be held at the National Park and Swimming at the National Aquatic Centre, Liliendaal from November 27, the usual eye-candy of the event, the Track & Field Championships, will race off from November 28, for the first time at the Leonora Track and Field Facility.“I think we’re going to see one of the best championships and the GTU will work with other stakeholders to ensure this is done,” said Mark Lyte, president of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), one of the principals of the event.With the Championships being held for the first time in District 3 (Essequibo Islands/West Demerara), Lyte explained that the athletes will be housed at Leonora Secondary, Uitvlugt Secondary and Stewartville Secondary schools which will make commuting to the Track and Field facility hassle-free.In his remarks, Chief Education Officer (CEO) Marcel Hutson said that the Ministry of Education (MOE) is pleased to be associated with the championships and assured that it (Championships) is here to stay.He said that the Championships, which is a collaborative effort between the MOE and the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), fits into the broader agenda of the Ministry of Education and will aid in the efforts to ensure that the education system churns out ‘rounded’ young people.The CEO noted that sports can play a critical role in ensuring that the nation’s children think critically and be competitive at the same time.Hutson urged parents, teachers, friends, and well-wishers to ‘throw their support’ behind the more than 1500 athletes who will be competing from across the country. Looking ahead, Mr Hutson said that “we are going to witness the greatest championships ever”.It was revealed that Banks DIH will continue to support the event and three non-alcoholic beverages, Rainforest Waters, Power ADE and Malta Supreme will be the official drinks of the competition.Banks DIH Non-Alcoholic Brand Manager, Clayton McKenzie said that his company was pleased to be associated with the event and that it’s a worthy cause to support. McKenzie said that his company’s support is notable more so because of the population that will benefit. read more