City Winery Flagship Location To Be Demolished For New Disney Headquarters

first_imgNew York’s City Winery has been hosting high-end performance from a wide swath of artists since its opening in lower Manhattan in 2008. Since then, the brand has expanded rapidly, with additional locations popping up in Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, and Washington, D.C. Now, as Gothamist notes, it looks like City Winery will have to vacate its original Varick St. digs, as Disney has agreed to a $650M, long-term (99 year) lease for a new company headquarters. The one-million-square-foot complex will take up an entire block—from Varick to Hudson, and from Vandam to Spring—meaning they’ll have to level all the existing buildings on the block to build it. The property is owned by Trinity Church, a major downtown real estate presence.However, while the new Disney lease will force City Winery to move their New York operation by 2020, founder and CEO Michael Dorf told Gothamist that the development was expected and that they’re already in the process of looking for a new location. “This is not unanticipated,” Dorf noted, “When we signed our lease ten years ago there was a discussion and a clause about what would happen if they were to demolish the building. It foretold of the future. … Trinity Church has been a good landlord and communicating with me about what was happening over the last couple of years. It was not a surprise at all.”The new Disney lease did, however, come to fruition faster than many expected. As Dorf explained to Gothamist,[The Disney deal] happened faster than everyone thought, but we’re still looking at a January 1st, 2020 move, which gives us more than enough time to find a new location. … I’m more than okay. I’m super excited. What’s hard to understand is that when I opened this concept in New York ten years ago, no one had done a music venue/winery in Manhattan. Since then, I’ve been able to build six of them around the country. Each of those spaces is bigger and better than the one I’ve done in New York, and I’ve learned a lot. So for me the idea of moving into a new location is really exciting because I’m going to be able to take those ten years of experience combining a working winery with a restaurant and music venue in the middle of Manhattan, and make what will be our ultimate flagship.For a list of upcoming performances and events at the current, original location of City Winery, head here.[H/T Gothamist]last_img read more

TAUK Announces New Full-Length Album, ‘Shapeshifter II: Outbreak’, Shares First Single [Listen]

first_imgToday, Brooklyn-based instrumental rock-fusion quartet TAUK announced the upcoming release of their new full-length album, Shapeshifter II: Outbreak, due out on September 28th. According to a press release announcing the new LP, the album offers “an unsettling but ultimately exhilarating look at artificial intelligence and its potential to upend our world.” The album is now up for pre-order on CD, and the vinyl release will combine both EP Shapeshifter I and LP Shapeshifter II on Double Vinyl. The band also shared the album’s first single, “Convoy” available to stream now.As the release notes,Equally inspired by classic sci-fi like Blade Runner and more recent films like Ex Machina, Shapeshifter II: Outbreak embeds that narrative into TAUK’s most sonically adventurous, emotionally expansive work to date. A continuation of their early-2018 EP, Shapeshifter I: Construct, the new album picks up its predecessor’s narrative thread with “Prelude”: a fantastically unsettling intro track whose frenetic keyboard work and chilling vocal samples set the tone for what’s to come. “The idea is that in the EP you’re seeing the construction of this being, and in the album, you’re seeing it break out and become something that you can’t ignore anymore,” explains keyboardist Alric “A.C.” Carter. The album was produced by longtime TAUK cohort and Grammy-winning producer/mixer/engineer Robert Carranza (The Mars Volta, Ozomatli, Marilyn Manson, Taj Mahal). In contrast to their previous albums like 2016’s Sir Nebula, the foursome skipped the traditional studio environment for Shapeshifter II: Outbreak, instead holing up in a long-abandoned, 100-year-old Long Island home, which drummer Isaac Teel describes as “the Jumanji house meets Addams Family meets Amityville Horror.”“Overall the whole process was incredibly organic—there were no constrictions as far as time or space, nothing ever felt forced,” says bassist Charlie Dolan. “There was a greater feeling of possibility, and it ended up being a really liberating experience for all of us.”Guitarist Matt Jalbert adds, “The location definitely added to the vibe of everything we were going for. It was like we set up a laboratory in the middle of nowhere and shut off the rest of the world, which really helped get us into a specific headspace.”The new album’s impending release is not the only new info TAUK has shared. The release also notes that several videos and “vibrant artwork” from illustrator Raul Urias are on their way, which will add “a new dimension to the album’s concept.” The band also indicated that a new crop of tour dates will be announced next week.Watch the animated teaser video and listen to the new track in full below:TAUK – “Convoy”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>TAUK will perform tomorrow as part of this weekend’s ongoing Camp Bisco festival and is scheduled to perform at The Motet‘s new festival Motet on the Mesa on July 28th before headlining Shadefest in Elkins, VA, set to take place on August 9th and 10th. For a list of announced dates, see below. For more information, hit the TAUK website.TAUK Scheduled Tour DatesJul 14 – Scranton, Pa – Camp BiscoJul 28 – Taos, NM – Motet on the MesaAug 9-Aug 10 – Elkins, WV – ShadefestAug 16-Aug 18 – Pittsboro, NC – The Big What?Aug 31-Sep 2 – Alexander, AR – Natural Land FestivalSep 01 – Chicago, IL – North Coast Music FestivalSep 07 – Austin, TX – Waterloo FestivalSep 08 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (supporting STS9)Sep 14-Sep 16 – Greenfield, MA – Wormtown Music FestivalSep 20-Sep 22 – Thornville, OH – Resonance Music & Arts FestivalJan 15-Jan 21 – Jam Cruise 17 – Port of Miami, FLView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Announces Free Webcasts For This Weekend’s Sold-Out Philadelphia Shows

first_imgPigeons Playing Ping Pong have announced free webcasts of their upcoming two-night run at Philadelphia’s Theatre of Living Arts this Friday and Saturday, November 16th and 17th. Starting at 9:30 p.m. (EST) both nights, the band’s streams will be available via Pigeons’ Facebook here and The Peach Music Festival‘s Facebook here, as a “Peach Music Festival Presents” concert stream. While the streams are free, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has teamed up with Conscious Alliance for this webcast, and fans are encouraged to donate to the nonprofit organization, which provides meals to the homeless.In other Pigeons news, the band announced this week that their annual festival, Domefest, will return for its 10th year running on May 16th-18th next spring. The popular jam band from Baltimore are headed to new pastures for next year’s weekend event, which is set to take place at Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, West Virginia for the first time. The fan-favorite festival venue is located roughly 30 minutes southeast of the college city of Morgantown.“We’re beyond excited to celebrate our tenth year at such an incredible new venue,” PPPP lead guitarist Jeremy Schon said in a statement about the new location. “Marvin’s Mountaintop’s rolling hills and lush trees provide an ideal setting for a music festival, and we’ve carved out a unique layout that features an intimate tree-lined natural amphitheater with plenty of comfortable camping and parking space nearby.”Jeremy, as well as the other three members of the wildly fun rock outfit and their fans, known as “The Flock,” should be beyond excited for Domefest ’19 after what appeared to be a muddy, but thrilling event this past May. The multi-day, camping festival featured a 2018 lineup that also included performances by Broccoli Samurai, Mungion and The Fritz, just to name a few. The band hasn’t revealed any artists for 2019 to go with Tuesday’s announcement, but fans should check in closer to January as they typically share their initial lineup shortly after the start of the new year.last_img read more

Sophomore Daniel Kim dies off campus

first_imgSophomore Daniel Kim died at his off-campus residence, where he was found Friday afternoon, according to a University press release.Kim, 21, was a student in the Mendoza College of Business and a native of Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.“We are deeply saddened to learn of Daniel’s passing and extend our condolences to his family and friends,” University President Fr. John Jenkins said in the press release. “My prayers are with them during this difficult time.”Kim was listed on the Notre Dame fencing team roster for 2012-2013 as a sabre specialist but was not listed for the current season or the 2013-2014 year.A memorial service for Kim will be held at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Monday at 9 p.m. University President Fr. John Jenkins will preside, and Director of Campus Ministry Fr. Pete McCormick, former rector of Keough Hall, will preach.The University Counseling Center and Campus Ministry are available to offer support to students.last_img read more

Cinema Saver in Endicott to temporarily close

first_imgA movie theater in the Southern Tier is days away from closing for months just as others across the state are preparing to open for the first time in months. Gregory believes the earliest possible time they could open up is the final week of December. Even that however is unlikely, she said. “We think it’s better to close, conserve the money we have, and ride this out another 10 or 12 months, and see what it looks like in the spring,” said owner Amber Gregory. Their recent efforts to allow some people inside the cinema were just an attempt for the theater to stay in touch with their customers. It was not profitable, Gregory said. Cinema Saver in Endicott had been open for just private events as well as to curbside pickup of popcorn and snacks. That will end this Sunday as the screens go dark and the owners take a break. “It was heartbreaking to not open with level 4 in June,” she said.” Governor Cuomo on Saturday announced a list of counties across the state which were allowed to reopen to 25% capacity with up to 50 people per screen. Broome County did not make the list, the COVID-19 infection rate too high.center_img To top the financial issues, Gregory believes that if they did open soon, the number of new titles available for them to play would be extremely limited. Gregory said even if theaters in Broome County were allowed to open up in the next few weeks, she does not believe they would reverse their decision. “I don’t think opening at a 25 percent level, which is not profitable for us, would make any sense.” She wants to assure people that they will in fact reopen. “We will be here,” she said. She wishes they could have open up during the summer when the movie-watching season is peaking. last_img read more

High Speed Transfers orders hybrid Chartwell 24 CTV

first_imgIt capitalises on these insights to address some of the most common operational and design challenges surrounding effective hybrid propulsion. The vessel, which will provide dedicated support for the offshore wind sector, is set to be built locally in the UK by Isle of Wight yard Diverse Marine, which was awarded the build contract following a competitive global tender process. High Speed Transfers (HST) has awarded Chartwell Marine with a contract to design and deliver a new hybrid Chartwell 24 crew transfer vessel (CTV). Andy Page, Managing Director, Chartwell Marine, said: “We are excited to be working with HST and Diverse Marine to bring this innovative hybrid CTV to market, maintaining the collaborative approach that has fed into the evolution of the Chartwell 24 design to date. As the drive towards greener operations gains momentum, it is important that we tackle the emissions challenge head on, without losing sight of the key attributes that define effective offshore wind vessel support.” At low speeds, this allows for silent, zero-emissions operation, enabling the vessel to comply with port air quality requirements, the vessel designer said. The new hybrid Chartwell 24 design is the product of extensive R&D and ongoing dialogue with HST and Diverse Marine, alongside wind farm owners and the wider offshore supply chain, Chartwell Marine said. The catamaran’s hybrid propulsion system incorporates an electric motor alongside a diesel engine, which drives a high-performance changeable pitch propeller (CPP) system. HST Ella Hybrid Chartwell 24. Source: Chartwell Marine Tom Nevin, Chief Executive Officer, HST, said: “As our partnerships grow throughout new markets, we need to continue investing in our fleet in order to address unique demands, opportunities and emerging requirements. With the addition of this highly capable hybrid vessel, we’re confident that we can continue supporting technical innovation in important areas like emissions reduction, while adding significant value for our customers.”last_img read more

Still no lead in investigation into Newtown man’s death

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 50 Views   2 commentscenter_img LocalNews Still no lead in investigation into Newtown man’s death by: – June 15, 2012 Police investigators at the scene last yearAlmost fourteen (14) months after the lifeless body of Henry Raphael better known as “Wassinpac” was found in a pool of blood in a Newtown bus stop, police officials still have no information as to what transpired.On Sunday April 17th, 2011 about 7am, residents of Newtown alerted police officials of a dead body lying in the bus stop.Raphael, who was homeless, usually slept in the bus stop and according to eye witnesses may have been killed while asleep.Henry “Wassinpac” Raphael laying in the bus stopPolice spokesman inspector John Carbon who confirmed that his death has been ruled as a homicide, told Dominica Vibes News that there are still no leads in the investigation.“It is still being investigated however we have no leads at this time”.He also urged members of the public who may have any information to call the police hint line 1 800 4468.Rapheal become popular for selling wassinpac; the inner bark of a tree which is locally known as an aphrodisiac.Dominica Vibes News Sharelast_img read more

Skoro seeks redemption at GOtv Boxing Night

first_imgRelatedPosts Flykite announces postponement of GOtv Boxing Night 21 Real One, Baby Face, Esepo to headline GOtv Boxing Night 21 Esepo delighted at winning best boxer prize at GOtv Boxing Night 20 Former African Boxing Union featherweight champion, Waidi “Skoro” Usman has vowed to use the inaugural edition of GOtv Boxing Night Mini to bounce back strongly.Usman’s last fight was an eight-round national featherweight challenge bout at GOtv Boxing Night 19 in July, where he was comprehensively defeated by Taiwo ‘Esepo’ Agbaje, who was also adjudged as the best boxer on the night.Speaking in an interview in Lagos on Friday, Usman stated that the defeat has taught him lessons, which he has taken seriously. “I’m happy that an opportunity for a comeback has manifested so soon through GOtv Boxing Night Mini. I’ve pushed my loss to Agbaje out of my mind and I want to open a new chapter in my career,” he said.He commended the sponsors for launching GOtv Boxing Night Mini, which he said will afford Nigerian boxers more opportunity to develop. Usman stated that as a former African champion, he understands benefits accruable from a show like GOtv Boxing Night, which he is persuaded will properly position Nigerian boxers for shots at sub-regional, continental and international titles.Boxers scheduled to fight at GOtv Boxing Night Mini include Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion; Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, West African Boxing Union welterweight champion; Waheed “Skoro” Usman, former African Boxing Union featherweight champion; Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi, Opeyemi “Sense” Adeyemi and Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan.Tags: GOtv Boxing NightTaiwo “Esepo” AgbajeWaidi Skoro Usmanlast_img read more

Joshua shows off body transformation for Ruiz rematch

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Anthony Joshua looks slimmer than he has ever done ahead of his highly-anticipated rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.The heavyweight lost his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles to the Mexican in one of boxing’s greatest ever shocks in June and will fight to win them back in Saudi Arabia next Saturday.Ahead of the bout, Joshua has shared an image of himself on Instagram looking totally transformed compared to his shape during that disastrous night in New York.In the aftermath of his first loss, many fans have compared images of the former world champion to those of him during the contest.And Joshua explained his decision to change his physique back in September when a journalist told the Brit he looked lighter.The boxer said: “More boxing focused. More boxing focused, muscle memory and stuff like that…“Even though it’s a short amount of time, that’s why you’ve said I’ve trimmed down.“Nothing else was more important to me in these three months than sharpening the tools that I left out of the box.“Rather than just coming in strong and fit.”And his opponent, Ruiz Jr, also looks like he’s shed some weight ahead of the fight.Much was made of his weight before the first fight, as he appeared rotund coming in as a late replacement and professing his love for Snickers.Ruiz Jr weighed in at 268lbs before knocking Joshua out, but is hoping to be around a stone lighter this time.“I will arrive in better condition. Lighter, faster and more powerful. They will believe that in December they will win,” the champion told ESPN Mexico.“People will always talk, but I have faith that we’re going to win and shut up more mouths.”Tags: Andy RuizAnthony JoshuaIBFWBAWBOlast_img read more

Hoolahan soothed by Ireland duty

first_img Hoolahan said: “Obviously it wasn’t a good way to end it, getting relegated with Norwich. It’s not nice. “But these last three or four weeks have got my confidence back up again and I am buzzing again for playing. “It’s been great. I played three of the four games, so it was nice to come out with that. “Obviously the results are disappointing and hopefully come September, we will be all heads down and ready to win.” Hoolahan started the 2-1 home defeat by Turkey, the goalless draw with Italy at Craven Cottage and the 5-1 hammering by Portugal in New Jersey during the early hours of Wednesday morning as the wheels rather came off for an injury-hit Republic. But while the fixtures have proved extremely informative for O’Neill as he has cast a close eye over some of his squad players, it is the business of qualification for Euro 2016 – a process which starts in Georgia in September – which is what really matters. Hoolahan said: “You want to play against the best teams and you want to test yourself. “The last three games we have tested ourselves and it will stand us in good stead for the September game.” The 32-year-old playmaker met up with his international team-mates last month while still coming to terms with Norwich’s failure to secure their top-flight status, and with his own future uncertain as a result. However, the chance to show Ireland boss Martin O’Neill what he can do – an opportunity he was rarely afforded by predecessor Giovanni Trapattoni – has meant a positive end to a difficult campaign. Wes Hoolahan admits the Republic of Ireland’s end-of-season campaign has helped soothe the pain of Norwich’s relegation from the Barclays Premier League. Ireland will hope a difficult night at the Metlife Stadium will be a distant memory by the time they run out against the Georgians after a game which always looked difficult on paper proved alarmingly so. The World Cup-bound Portuguese, bolstered by the return from injury of star man Cristiano Ronaldo, raced into a 3-0 lead before half-time, and after James McClean pulled one back for the Republic, struck twice again to kill the game off. Hoolahan said: “It was tough. It was a difficult game, a difficult start for us. We had a bad start, so it was obviously a tough night for us. “We started the second half really well. We created a lot of chances, we moved the ball better than we had. “The gaffer said at half-time, ‘Be comfortable on the ball, get forward a bit more’, and I thought we did. In the first 20 minutes of the second half, we had them on the back foot. “But they hit us on the counter-attack a lot of times with some great balls. You are playing against one of the best teams in the world. “They are going to the World Cup, and it was a difficult night.” Press Associationlast_img read more