Long Island Events – Do This: June 11 – 17

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Season & LifeStat Double Album Release PartyBask in the glory of two young artists’ sheer joy as they both release their albums alongside friends and family. With Isaiah Dunmore, Dirty B, Scotty Mac, Young Smooth, Ice and Just B. Polo. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $10. 6 p.m. June 11.Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, Chase BryantTalented country western singer Tim McGraw is most famously known for his hit songs “My Best Friend,” “Live Like You Were Dying” and “Just To See You Smile,” but he also has acted in a number of movies, such as Flicka and Tommorowland. See him perform with upcoming stars Billy Currington, known for the single “Don’t It,” and Chase Bryant, who sings, “Take It On Back,” for a night of country pop and country rock not soon to be forgotten. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $10-$500 7 p.m. June 11.Tab Hunter ConfidentialThis new documentary, telling the story of matinee idol Tab Hunter from teenage stable boy to closeted Hollywood star of the 1950s, features Tab Hunter, John Waters, Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman, Portia de Rossi, George Takei, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Wagner, and dozens more. Q&A with Director Jeffrey Schwarz live via Skype to follow. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. June 11.Graham Parker & The RumourWith their latest album, Mystery Glue, Graham Parker & The Rumour show no signs of fatigue. For more than 40 years, their new wave/blues-rock style music has influenced some of today’s greatest artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Paul Weller. Known for their energetic live performances and “straight to the point” vocals, Graham Parker & The Rumour continue to deliver like it’s 1975. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $15-$45. 8 p.m. June 11.Marcia BallWith her sultry blues roots and distinctive piano style, Marcia Ball is most popularly known for her hits “That’s How It Goes,” “The Tattooed Lady” and “The Alligator Man.” Born in Texas and raised in Louisiana, Marcia Ball has created a genre all her own. Never really experienced the true, hot and muddy infectious trill of swamp rock? Oh, you must, dear friends. Oh, you must! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $50-$55. 8 p.m. June 11.Scofflaws, Roots Foundation, Half Breeds, Soulitzik, Crisis CrayonsIf you can’t take a trip to the Caribbean islands this summer, then don’t miss this event! Long Island natives, The Scofflaws, will be bringing something new to calypso and reggae, with their own can’t-stop-skankin’-it-just-feels-too-damn-good vibes. Their tunes just absolutely suck you in, and before you know it, it’s 2 a.m., you’re covered in sweat, and you’ve just been dancin’ and groovin’ alongside complete strangers for the past four hours. Ska has traditional Jamaican roots mixed with American rhythm and blues. The Scofflaws are known for their irresistible songs “Nude Beach,” “Spider On My Bed” and “Backdoor Open,” among so many others. LI ska legends, really, and one of Zack Tirana’s local go-to, rock-out, jump-up, skank-it-up, raise-your-glass favorites! Long Island-based Crisis Crayons will be adding some Reggae-punk music into the mix. Roots Foundation will also be in hand to play such hits as “Wake Up,” “Beautiful Woman” and “Earth Crisis.” Expect the Half Breeds to add their own reggae beats with “Workin’,” “Somethin’ About Me” and “All That Jazz.” Soulitzik, also from LI, will be rockin’ out something different, with high-energy, mega-lightnin’, reggae-rock! 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. 89northmusic.com $10. 5 p.m. June 12.Love & MercyMusic. Madness. Redemption. Salvation. This visionary new film captures the creative chaos and unimaginable beauty that so defined legendary Beach Boys songwriter Brian Wilson’s career. Set against the uber-catchy, timeless hits that transcend the white, sandy shores of California and ride the perfect waves, sparkling with joy and glimmering harmonies all with just the mere whisper of a few notes, that’s the music that poured out of the brilliant Brian Wilson’s apparently tortured spirit. Paul Dano and John Cusack paint an unconventional portrait of the man whose songs still move, still amaze, still inspire, still touch hearts. Not to be missed! Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Check out CinemaArtsCentre.org for various times. $7 members, $12 public, $9 students w/ID. Through June 18.Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue featuring The Pimps Of JoytimeTrombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue are bringing Brooklyn natives The Pimps of Joytime to the Island for a concert that is sure to be packed solid with some good ol’ New Orleans soul. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue will be performing their self-described “funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop”-style songs and their energizing stage act, while The Pimps Of Joytime will “Keep That Music Playin” during their set. Come see some of funk’s top performing groups as they make Friday night one to remember! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35. 8 p.m. June 12.Flo Rida joins a star-studded roster of performers at Summer Jam.BLI Summer JamChart-topping pop artists at this wild summer jam will include: Nick Jonas, once part of The Jonas Brothers, now the solo artist of Jealous and Chains, performing alongside Carly Rae Jepsen, singer of the madly addictive radio hit “Call Me Maybe,” and British-born Charli XCX of Break The Rules and Famous. Also included in the mix is Tove Lo, artist of Talking Body, who adds a synth-pop touch to this lineup. Groundbreaking artists, Echosmith, known for their song, “Bright,” and Cincinnati-based indie rock darlings Walk The Moon. The latter’s hits include “Shut Up And Dance” and “Anna Sun.” Also included is R5, known for “Smile,” and The Nick Tangorra Band, who performs “Juliet.” For a bit of pop mixed with R&B, don’t miss Natalie La Rose, known for her ear candy “Somebody.” Flo Rida is most known for his radio hits “Whistle” and “Low,” which mixes rap, hip hop and pop all in one. Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $30-$999. 5 p.m. June 13.Peter CeteraFormer Chicago vocalist/bassist, Peter Cetera can be credited with writing some of the most recognizable songs inthe soft pop and easy listening genre. Following his departure from the band Chicago, Cetera’s hit single “Glory of Love” became No. 1 in the U.S. Billboard charts and was even used in the film, The Karate Kid Part II. He has since performed alongside Cher, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, and even Madonna. Imagine all of them on one bill–well, that’s for another day! Here, Cetera be doing what he does best. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. June 13.Sonny LandrethSlide-guitar specialist Sonny Landreth is one of the few live acts that you truly have to see in order to believe. Landreth has essentially developed a whole new way of playing the guitar. For example, sporting a slide on his pinky allows him to hold frets above the slide, which results in the simultaneous playing of different variations of chords. His masterful blues-folk techniques have even caught the attention and praise of Eric Clapton, resulting in their collaboration, as well as his performing alongside Jimmy Buffet and Peter Maffay. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. June 13.David Bromberg QuintetThe Godfather of Americana and a longtime pal of Bob Dylan will play songs from his latest album Only Slightly Mad. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach. whbpac.org $40-$75. 8 p.m. June 13.SOFUSLocal jam band SOFUS possess of all the qualities necessary for an enjoyable performance: steady beats, catchy bass lines, melodic rhythms and relaxed vocals. What more could you ask for? SOFUS’s live performances only further the band’s genuine enjoyment of music, which transcends to audience members. Influenced from legendary acts including Pink Floyd, Parliament Funkadelic, and Grateful Dead, SOFUS brings funk, jazz, psychedelia and improvisation together in a contagious, explosive cocktail of all that is good and groovy in this world. The Vinyl Plane, Memphis Crawl, Funkin’ A, Nonstop to Ciaro and Iridesense. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $10, $12 DOS. 9 p.m. June 13.EternalCon 2015Anyone with an interest in comic books, collectibles, horror, gaming, sci-fi, or cosplay shouldn’t miss this self-proclaimed “large scale multimedia pop culture convention.” The mega-gathering of all that is superheros and dragons will feature a Cosplay Contest for those to show off their craftsmanship skills, a vehicle show, a parade, gaming tournaments, movie prop displays, and more! This year’s convention will have some very special guests, including a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers cast reunion, plus Nichelle Nichols, Marina Sirtis, Mick Foley and Chyna among others. Whether you’re looking to reminisce, or see the latest and greatest in all things pop culture, EternalCon will have events for anyone to enjoy! Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org $6-$40. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. June 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 14.Third Eye Blind fans are hoping to be serenaded with such classics as “How’s it Going to Be” and “Semi-Charmed Life.” (Photo credit: Third Eye Blind/Facebook)Third Eye Blind, Dashboard ConfessionalA highly-anticipated blast from the past is coming to Long Island as Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional share the stage for their headlining summer tour. Fans can anticipate hearing both bands’ classic songs, like “Never Let You Go,” “Semi-Charmed Life,” “Vindicated” and “Hands Down.” The audience will also get to preview Third Eye Blind’s new album, Dopamine. Don’t miss the chance to gush over these emo/rock fan favorites! Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $$25-$599 7 p.m. June 14.James CottonDespite his legendary musical style, audiences are going to feel anything but blue after this concert. Cotton has been described by the New York Daily News as “the greatest living blues harmonica player” and by Rolling Stone as “among the greats of all time” in the music industry. His set is expected to include many of his classic hits, such as “Cotton Mouth Man,” “Cotton Crop Blues” and “Dealin’ With the Devil.” YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 7 p.m. June 14.Less Than Jake & Reel Big FishSummertime is the best time to listen to ska music, and this concert is sure to leave not one audience member disappointed! Come see Less Than Jake perform such hits as “The Science of Selling Yourself Short” and “Look What Happened” with Reel Big Fish wowing the audience with their classics “Sell Out” and “Beer.” With special guest Ballyhoo! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $22.50-$50. 7:30 p.m. June 15.Train, The Fray, Matt NathansonThe “Picasso at the Wheel” tour is continuing its North American leg by making its way to the island this week, with Train and Matt Nathanson co-headlining. Fans can expect to hear hits from all three groups, such as “Hey Soul Sister,” “Drops of Jupiter,” “How to Save a Life” and “Come on Get Higher” as the performers rock the sandy beaches and sunset waves along Jones Beach this summer. Don’t miss this triple threat of a concert! Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Jones Beach State Park, Ocean Pkway, Wantagh. jonesbeach.com $35-$600 7 p.m. June 16.SlayerSlayer has been shaking up the metal scene with its take-no-prisoners, pulse-pounding style of music since California natives Jeff Hannerman, Dave Lombardo and Kerry King formed the thrash metal band in the early ’80s. Singer Tom Araya is a force of nature. Their popularity soared with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and the band has since gone on to grab two Grammy awards along with six nominations. You seriously do not want to miss this gig! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $45.50-$89.50. 9 p.m. June 16 & 17.Royal StreetThese Providence, RI, hell-raisers know how to get the party started, and know how to rock! Marina City, Evird Yawateg, Here’s To You, The Tallest Trees In The Universe, The Narrows and Fawkes. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $10, $12 DOS. 6 p.m. June 17.Matt DaviesThe Pulitzer Prize- winning political cartoonist for Newsday will speak and sign his new children’s book, Ben Draws Trouble. When Ben loses his sketchbook his world is turned upside-down. Who will find it? And how will they react when they do!? Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. June 17.Compiled by Kaitlin Gallagher, Nicholas Semelak, Kyla Stan, Gabby Sizemore & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

Natalie Portman Returns to Marvel’s “Thor” Series

first_img“So, there’s only one person who can do that,” Waititi added, referring to Portman.The actress took the stage and was handed a replica Mjolnir hammer. She said, “This feels pretty good. I’ve always had a little hammer envy.”“Thor: Love and Thunder” is set to hit theaters in November 2021. Natalie Portman is coming back to Marvel, and to “Thor.”The 38-year-old actress, who played Thor’s love interest, Jane Foster, in the first two installments of the series, will take up the mantle of Lady Thor this time around.The announcement came at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Saturday.Onstage for the announcement were Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, and director Taika Waititi.Waititi told the Comic-Con audience that while they were shooting “Thor: Ragnarok,” he read from Jason Aaron’s “Mighty Thor” comic series. It depicts Jane as a female Thor.Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER with Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Natalie Portman. Taika Waititi returns as director. In theaters November 5, 2021. pic.twitter.com/7RRkOYWTQM— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) July 21, 2019last_img read more

World champ claims eighth SA marathon title

first_img10 June 2014World Marathon Champion Hank McGregor entrenched his status as the continent’s premier paddler by mastering the icy Highveld weather and a large and very powerful field to claim his eighth South African Marathon K1 title in Benoni on the weekend.The three-time world champion outsprinted Jasper Mocke and under-23 world champion Andy Birkett to win a tightly contested K1 affair on Saturday, and then teamed up with Mocke to add the K2 title on Sunday.‘Tough racing at altitude’“It is tough racing at altitude for us coastal guys,” he said fterwards. “You can’t just go out like a bull in a china shop and you need to conserve your energy and keep the heart-rate down, so I am really happy with my performance this weekend.”McGregor was up against a tough field and explained that he knew his tactics were going to have to be spot-on in order to take victory, which would secure him a place in the South African team for the Marathon World Championships in Oklahoma City in September.‘A really high quality field’“It was a really high quality field and so I knew that tactically I had to be on point, and I think I managed to outsmart the others, which gave me the edge,” he reckoned.“I felt really comfortable throughout the race and it was a case of everyone gunning for positions with World Champs places up for grabs.”The Durban-based McGregor had only recently returned from the Gruelling Maui Jim Molokai Surfski Challenge in Hawaii and so felt that he was a little underdone in terms of his marathon preparation, but with the World Championships a few months away his focus has shifted to marathon training.Shift of focus“I have been doing a lot of surfski training recently and so marathon hasn’t been the main focus for me, but with the Worlds in September I will be focusing a lot more on marathon paddling and portaging as well,” McGregor said.The paired up with fellow surfski ace and Dusi Canoe Marathon partner Jasper Mocke in the K2 event to take the title ahead of the Van der Walt brothers, Grant and Brandon.The win meant that McGregor has now won five K2 SA Marathon titles. He said he felt that the impressive performances by South African paddlers on the national stage have led to a great interest in marathon paddling.‘World titles and medals’“We have got a strong history of bringing home world titles and medals from marathon events and I think that this helps to get people interested. Not only the youth are getting involved but the masters have also become more involved,” he said.The 2014 edition of the SA Marathon Champs was one of the largest in the history of the event with hundreds of paddlers braving single-digit temperatures to show their worth against the best paddlers in the country, with dreams of being on the plane to Oklahoma in September. The large subscription to the event was something that overwhelmed by McGregor.Huge numbers“When you look back at the SA Champs last year, I was so taken aback by the numbers that we saw out there this year,” he exclaimed.“It was so great to see so many people getting involved in such a well-run event and it was not just the senior categories, but there were a number of junior paddlers that were involved and that is exciting to see with a World Marathon Championships here in South Africa in 2017.”Women’s K1 winnerThe women’s K1 title was won by Olympic bronze medallist Bridgitte Hartley, who powered her way to the win on the back of a solid Sprint World Cup campaign in Europe. She dominated proceedings with a mammoth four-minute gap between her and second place finisher Nikki Russell.The K2 title went the way of Abby Adie and Laura O’Donoghue, who edged out Hayley Arthur and Jenna Ward by one second for the honours.Runner-up to Andy Birkett at the 2013 World Marathon Champs, Brandon van der Walt proved too strong for the competition in the under-23 category as he beat fellow Western Province paddler Stuart Maclaren for the title, while Jenna Ward won the women’s under-23 category from Brittany Petersen.JuniorsThe under-18 division was also a tightly contested affair with the Kwazulu-Natal pair of Louis Hattingh and Bryan Leroux fighting it out for the K1 title, with Hattingh sneaking it from Le Roux by four seconds.The girl’s race was not as close as Julia Trodd raced away from the chasing bunch to win by two minutes over Australia’s Bronwyn Martin.Le Roux earned a gold medal in the K2 event with Western Cape paddler Stuart Bristow, while Trodd did the double when she won the under-18 girls’ K2 title with Donna Hutton.Veterans and MastersThe huge field of 441 entries included a large field of veteran and masters age group paddlers, contesting the places in the national team that precedes the marathon world championships every year.The event, held at Homestead dam and superbly hosted East Rank Kayak Club and the Gauteng Canoe Union, underscored the strength and interest in the discipline of flatwater marathon racing, given the consistent success enjoyed by South African paddlers internationally over the past decade.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Lethbridge hockey player out of intensive care able to communicate

first_imgLETHBRIDGE, Alta. – An Alberta player with the Western Hockey League who was seriously burned while hanging out at a backyard firepit is out of intensive care.Family of Ryan Vandervlis say the Lethbridge Hurricanes player is fully alert and has been transferred to a Calgary hospital’s burn unit.He is able to whisper and communicate through texts.The 20-year-old centre with the elite major junior team suffered burns to half his body last month.He was with a group of young men who had gathered around a firepit as part of a pre-wedding celebration when a substance was placed in the fire.Vandervlis has so far had five surgeries and will need more, but his family says he is expected to make a full recovery.Two others were also burned but have since been released from hospital.last_img

Grande Prairie RCMP Investigate Video Depicting Animal Abuse

first_imgRCMP continue to work with partnering agencies in an effort to hold the responsible parties accountable.The investigation is ongoing.No further updates are available at this time.  RCMP would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance.If you have any information regarding this incident and have not previously reported it, please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie Rural RCMP are investigating into a video that depicts animal abuse.On November 18, 208, RCMP was made aware of a video posted online, depicting the inhumane death of a coyote.RCMP have identified the parties involved, but are unable to release the names of the individuals due to their age (youth).last_img

SimpsonMiller resigns PNP Leadership

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppJamaica, February 7, 2017 – Jamaica’s Portia Simpson Miller will resign as Opposition Leader of business in the House of Assembly for the People’s National Party.  Madame Miller, a two time Prime Minister of Jamaica demits her party’s office on April 2, 2017 but will remain active as the MP for St Andrew South West.#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Franck Ribery blasts critics after eating from Salt bae restaurant

first_imgIn series of messages released on social media, Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery, on social media blasts critics after eating a gold-covered Tomahawk steak at the restaurant of the famous Nusret Gokce, called ‘Salt Bae’.The Frenchman received tons of criticism after he ate a steak which cost 1,200 euros, however, Ribery doesn’t give a damn and used his social media accounts to blast those criticizing him.“For 2019, let’s dot the i’s and cross the t’s…,” it began as quoted by Marca.“Let’s start with the jealous, the haters, those only born because a condom had a hole in: f*** your mothers, your grandmothers, and even your family tree. I owe you nothing.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“My success is, above all, thanks to God, me, and my loved ones who believed in me.“For the others, you’re nothing but pebbles in my socks!”Ribery has 26 appearances and eight goals with Bayern Munich. He was ever present with the France under-21 team where he earned his first selection in September 2004 in a 1–0 victory over Israel in qualifying for the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championshiplast_img read more