John Scofield Has Announced Plans For A New Album And Tour

first_imgBeloved jazz guitarist John Scofield has a new offering in the works! Titled Country For Old Men, the new release will see Scofield take a new approach and focus on more of a folk and country genre.Due out September 23rd via Verve/Impulse! Records, the new album will see Scofield cover legends like Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, James Taylor and more. Steve Swallow, Larry Goldings and Bill Stewart round out the quartet that Scofield played with predominantly on the release.Scofield will tour in support of the album, performing in some major cities throughout September and October. Check out the full tour schedule below!John Scofield Fall Tour DatesSeptember 4 Chicago, IL—Chicago Jazz Fest*September 5 Detroit, MI—Detroit Jazz Fest^September 23 Boston, MA—Berklee Performance CenterSeptember 24 Ardmore, PA—Ardmore Music HallSeptember 25 Washington, DC—The Howard TheatreSeptember 27 New York, NY—The Blue NoteSeptember 28 New York, NY—The Blue NoteSeptember 29 New York, NY—The Blue NoteSeptember 30 New York, NY—The Blue NoteOctober 1 New York, NY—The Blue NoteOctober 2 New York, NY—The Blue NoteOctober 3 Indianapolis, IN—The Jazz Kitchen+October 4 Indianapolis, IN—The Jazz Kitchen+October 5 Evanston, IL—SPACE+October 6 Muncie, IN—Canan Commons+October 7 Bellefontaine, OH—The Holland Theatre+October 8 Cincinnati, OH—Live at The Ludlow Garage+(*) w/ Joe Lovano(^) w/ Brad Mehldau, Mark Guiliana(+) w/ Medeski, Swallow, StewartCountry For Old Men Tracklist1. Mr. Fool (Darrell Edwards / George Jones / Herbie Treece)2. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)3. Bartender’s Blues (James Taylor)4. Wildwood Flower (Joseph Philbrick Webster)5. Wayfaring Stranger (Traditional)6. Mama Tried (Merle Haggard)7. Jolene (Dolly Parton)8. Faded Lov e (Bob Wills, John Lee Wills, Billy Jack Wills)9. Just A Girl I Used To Know (Jack Clement)10. Red River Valley (Traditional)11. You’re Still The One (Shania Twain / John Robert Lange)12. I’m An Old Cowhand (Johnny Mercer)last_img read more

Virus lockdowns scale back May Day rallies

first_imgBut with drastic social distancing rules to halt the spread of the disease, labour leaders have opted to postpone the public gatherings or move events online. With France still under lockdown, workers will mark the day on social networks or by calling from their balconies. “This is an opportunity to bear the social demands that we have been defending for a long time and that the crisis has highlighted,” said Philippe Martinez, the general secretary of umbrella trade union CGT. The government of Greece asked unions to delay public rallies by more than a week, but leading union GSEE called for a general strike to coincide with May Day.  Workers were forced to scale back May Day rallies around the world on Friday because of coronavirus lockdowns, although some pushed on with online events and others hit the streets in face masks.The traditional festival of the workers’ movement usually attracts millions of people to loud and boisterous marches through the streets — and occasional violent confrontations with police forces.This year the date carries extra significance after the COVID-19 outbreak sent the global economy into a historic tailspin and put unprecedented numbers of people out of work.  It has also urged demonstrators to “raise their fist and salute” health workers and other professionals helping to keep supplies and telecoms running.Portugal’s main CGTP trade union confederation is planning a gathering of union leaders on the vast esplanade where their traditional May Day parade ends each year. The group said they would stand four metres from each other and waved flags and placards.In Finland, labour rallies are traditionally preceded by huge communal picnics in the largest public gathering of the year.But only a handful of revellers congregated around the Manta statue in the market square, the traditional epicentre of the festival that was this year boarded up and patrolled by police enforcing the ban on groupings of more than ten people.  Authorities have instead encouraged Finns to celebrate online this year, with several restaurants across the capital offering live streams of wine tastings or cocktail lessons, and serving up traditional May Day food for home delivery.”We’ve had to get creative and try and find new ways that we can still interact and create togetherness,” Helsinki restaurateur Filippo Phoumsavanh told AFP.Not all members of the public are heeding restrictions on public gatherings, with riot police in Hong Kong mobilising ahead of a planned rally by pro-democracy protesters.The semi-autonomous financial hub was upended by seven months of violent protests last year, hammering its reputation for stability and leaving the city deeply divided.Small protests have bubbled up against in the past week and activists are hoping to use May Day to muster numbers once more.Topics :last_img read more

Cricket News India shouldn’t pay any money to PCB: Anurag Thakur ahead of ICC hearing

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Former BCCI president Anurag Thakur has said  “India should not pay any money to the PCB” ahead of the International Cricket Committee’s (ICC) hearing on the Pakistan’s Cricket Board’s (PCB) claim of Rs 447 crore against India for twice refusing to play a bilateral series. “For number of years, nations didn’t visit Pakistan to play matches. I think no official from India should attend the ICC hearing. India shouldn’t pay money to Pakistan Cricket Board,” Thakur told news agency ANI. Earlier this month, the BCCI said it had hired a Dubai-based law firm and a British lawyer for the October’s ICC three-day hearing.Pakistan has claimed damages of approx Rs 447 crore for India not playing any bilateral cricket with them despite a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which guarantees six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023. The BCCI has asserted that the MoU is not binding on them and the PCB failed to honour some of the commitments made in the document.The ICC hearing in the matter is scheduled from October 1 to 3.Also Read | Pakistani helicopter violates Indian airspace in J&K’s Poonch sector, armed forces open fire“The BCCI has hired Dubai-based law firm Herbert Smith Freehills along with British Lawyer QC Ian Mills to represent us at the Dispute Resolution Committee hearing. Since the case is happening in Dubai, we needed a Dubai-based law firm. Also, the ICC follows British law so, QC Ian Mills is on board. We will fight this case till finish,” a senior BCCI official had earlier told news agency PTI.Speaking on the issue, former IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said that both the cricketing boards should solve the matter among themselves rather than involving ICC in it.”Wherever international matches are organised by the ICC or the Asian Cricket Council, we always play with Pakistan, this time we played at a neutral venue. There is no question of paying money to Pakistan Cricket Board.” Also Read | Kajol reveals Ajay hasn’t watched DDLJ yet; Here’s what Ajay has to sayHe added: “As far as the BCCI versus the Pakistan Cricket Board dispute is concerned, my own view is that both the Boards should resolve it amicably instead of lingering it in the ICC. The BCCI always wanted to play with Pakistan but there are certain issues, we need government’s nod to go to Pakistan to play matches,” Shukla said.(With inputs from PTI) last_img read more

Let’s Talk Site C public consultation wins business award

first_imgThe Gold Quill Award is considered the Association’s highest recognition, given to those with the most innovative business communication ideas. The Let’s Talk Site C campaign, developed with Urban Systems, saw public consultation on the proposed dam through one-on-one talks in public parks, and dialogue on a website. At the centre was a community survey located at under the topic Let’s Talk Site C, where residents could find information, view videos, and participate in discussions about protecting the best interests of the city. At the end of the consultation period, the community’s interests were presented as a position paper to B.C. Hydro. The panel of IABC judges who evaluated the engagement program said, “The work was well designed and is likely to help build on the reputation that the City seeks in light of the guiding principles set out in the communication and engagement strategy: transparency, responsiveness, innovation and integrity.” – Advertisement -The City is embarking on a similar venture for its public consultation on the recently proposed boundary extension. Residents can provide feedback on a website, and participate in pubic open houses on the matter.last_img read more

BC Coroner Gives Startling Illicit Drug Overdose Numbers

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. – The BC Coroners Service released updated numbers today on accidental overdoses in B.C.From January to May of this year, there were 308 accidental illicit drug overdose deaths in British Columbia. This total is up a whopping  75% from the same time periods in 2015.Data shows that the drug fentanyl caused or was found in 56% of cases in the first 4 months of 2016.- Advertisement -Previous years were at the following rates:2012 = 5%2013 = 15%2014 = 25%2015 = 31%Also from January to May of this year there were on average 60.1 deaths a month. Up from 40.3 in 2015.January of this year showed the most deaths ever recorded in a single month for the examined period. There were 77 deaths.Advertisementlast_img