Circles Around The Sun To Play Third-Ever Live Show, With Railroad Earth

first_imgChris Robinson Brotherhood guitarist Neal Casal‘s Circles Around The Sun project had added another date to their schedule. The group has announced it will play Railroad Earth‘s Horn o’ Plenty Getaway at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 25th and 26th).As you may or may not know, Casal, joined by fellow CRB brethren keyboardist Adam MacDougall, drummer Mark Levy and bassist Dan Horne, created the setbreak music for the Grateful Dead‘s Fare Thee Well shows at Chicago’s Soldier Field last summer. With plenty of positive feedback after the Dead shows, it prompted the group to release Interludes For The Dead in proper album format.After playing their first official live performance at Lockn’ recently, the group announced a show at Brooklyn Bowl on Nov. 23rd.Tickets for RRE’s Plenty O’ Horn Getaway can be purchased here. [via Jambase]last_img read more

Airbnb slashes staff in effort to ride out pandemic

first_imgHome-sharing platform Airbnb said Tuesday it will slash one fourth of its workforce — some 1,900 people — as the coronavirus pandemic crushes the travel industry.The cuts are needed for the San Francisco-based company to survive until people start traveling anew, Airbnb co-founder and chief executive Brian Chesky said in a blog post.”We are collectively living through the most harrowing crisis of our lifetime, and as it began to unfold, global travel came to a standstill,” Chesky said. Airbnb explained that it will try to soften the blow with benefits including providing 12 months of health insurance to laid-off workers.The job cuts will be spread about the company’s global operations, with a goal of tuning a more focused business strategy that returns to Airbnb “roots” of being a platform for sharing homes and local experiences, according to Chesky.”Teams across all of Airbnb will be impacted,” Chesky said.”Many teams will be reduced in size based on how well they map to where Airbnb is headed.” Topics :center_img Airbnb added that it will cut investments in transportation, hotels or other endeavors that do not directly support hosts whose homes are listed on the platform.Airbnb in April announced it was taking a billion dollars in new investment to endure and, it hopes, thrive in a travel world transformed by the coronavirus pandemic.The fresh resources will enable the San Francisco-based company to invest in its community of “hosts” as well as local experiences provided along with stays in homes, Chesky said at the time.Airbnb planned to focus particularly on long-term stays, from students needing housing to remote workers, building on a rising demand the platform has seen as people self-isolate during the pandemic.The company recently announced new cleaning “protocols” to reassure travelers. Airbnb is also helping hosts with financial losses after guests cancelled travel plans.last_img read more

Portsmouth Special Ticket Train postponed to next Saturday September 17th, 2011

first_img 67 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! LocalNewsWCMF 2011 Portsmouth Special Ticket Train postponed to next Saturday September 17th, 2011 by: – September 9, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet September 9, 2011: Roseau, Dominica —- The Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) along with DIGICEL… the bigger, better, network was slated to create a buzz for fans and patrons of the World Creole Music Festival at Portsmouth this Saturday September 10, 2011. In light of Tropical Storm Maria coming close to our Northern shore we are rescheduling our activity to Saturday September 17th, 2011. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for this weekend. On behalf of DIGICEL and DFC, we encourages all our patrons be safe and do look forward to the SPECIAL TICKET TRAIN next Saturday. Press ReleaseDominica Festivals Committeelast_img read more

The National Association of Black Journalists South-Florida Chapter to Host ‘Breathing…

first_imgMIAMI, Florida – The South Florida chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ-South Florida) is hosting a Town Hall meeting entitled “Breathing While Black.”This public event precedes NABJ’s Convention and Career Fair, Aug. 7-11 at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry.  The town hall will be hosted by NBC 6 Anchor Jawan Strader and will be live-streamed on www.nbc6.com during a special edition of “Voices with Jawan Strader.” The event will take place on Tuesday, August 6, at Florida Memorial University.“We’re proud supporters of NABJ,” said Larry Olevitch, President and General Manager at NBC 6.  “Voices with Jawan Strader gives a platform to South Florida’s diverse community every week, talking about real issues and highlighting true difference makers, so it made perfect sense for us to be partners in bringing this town hall to life.”Confirmed panelists for the event include FIU Police Captain Delrish Moss, Miami Civilian Investigative Panel’s Rodney Jacobs, Jr., BSO Deputies Association President Jeff Bell, activist Phillip Agnew, Dyma Loving and her attorney Justin Moore.“We think it’s important that we have these inclusive conversations impacting the community, particularly, the black community,” said Russell Motley, president of NABJ-South Florida. “We appreciate NBC 6 and NBC 6 Voices for guiding this discussion to help work toward solutions.”Civic and resource organizations will be present at the town hall to offer services and information to attendees. Confirmed participants include; NAMI Miami-Dade, The Urban League of Broward County, OIC of South Florida, NAACP Miami-Dade, Miami Civilian Investigative Panel, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Trayvon Martin Foundation, Broward State Attorney’s Office and Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.last_img read more