The Inaugural Relix Live Music Conference Starts Now, And You Can Watch From Home!

first_imgBack in March, Relix announced their first-ever Live Music Conference, a one-day event at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl that would bring together leading figures from the music industry to lead panels and discussions on the fast-paced and ever-changing nature of the live music business and how it pertains to venues, festivals, publicity, management, technology, non-profits, and more. We’ve been counting down the days until the inaugural Relix Live Music Conference, and finally that day has arrived.EXCLUSIVE: Brooklyn Bowl’s Talent Buyer Talks Relix Live Music Conference And Tricks Of The TradeModerators for the conference include Kirk Peterson (Brooklyn Bowl/ The Capitol Theatre/ LOCKN’), Mike Greenhaus (Relix Media Group), Jake Szufnarowski (Rocks Off), and Dean Budnick (Relix Media Group), with presentations from Andy Bernstein (Headcount), Justin Bolognino (, and so many more. While speakers for today include include Michael Dorf (City Winery), John Moore (Bowery Presents), Jim Glancy (Bowery Presents), Don Strasburg (AEG), Josh Knight (Monterey International, INC), Ken Weinstein (Big Hassle Media), Emma Matthieson (Brooklyn Bowl/ The Capitol Theatre/ LOCKN’), Kevin Calabro (Calabro Music Media & Royal Potato Family), Rebecca Shapiro (Shore Fire Media), Jonathan Azu (Red Light Management), Mike Martinovich (Red Light Management), Mike Luba (Madison House Presents), Patrick Jordan (Red Light Management), Stef Scamardo (Hard Head MGMT), Dave Frey (LOCKN’), Jay Sweet (Newport Folk Festival), Dan Berkowitz (CID), Janine Small (Janine Small, PLLC), Robin McNicol (Superfly), and more.To close the evening, there will be a very special conversation with Relix founder Peter Shapiro (Dayglo Ventures) and Ron Delsener (LN NY) moderated by David Fricke (Rolling Stone), followed by a happy hour, and performance from The Meat Puppets and Mike Watt & The Secondmen.For those who don’t have a chance to make it to the sold-out conference in person, you can click here to order a live stream of the Relix Live Music Conference at the Brooklyn Bowl, courtesy of See below for today’s full schedule (EST).Relix Live Music Conference Schedule9 AM – Doors (Light breakfast + Coffee)9:30 – 10:15 AM – Talent Buying Panel:– Moderator: Kirk Peterson (Brooklyn Bowl/ The Capitol Theatre/ LOCKN’)– Speakers: Michael Dorf (City Winery), John Moore (Bowery Presents), Jim Glancy (Bowery Presents), Don Strasburg (AEG), Josh Knight (Monterey International, INC)10:20 – 11:05 AM – Publicity Panel:– Moderator: Mike Greenhaus (Relix Media Group)– Speakers: Ken Weinstein (Big Hassle Media), Emma Matthieson (Brooklyn Bowl/ The Capitol Theatre/ LOCKN’), Kevin Calabro (Calabro Music Media & Royal Potato Family), Rebecca Shapiro (Shore Fire Media), Jonathan Azu (Red Light Management)11:10 – 11:25 AM – Activism: presentation by Andy Bernstein (Headcount) 11:30 – 11:45 AM – Ticketing: presentation by Josh Baron (Songkick) 11:45 – 12:45 PM – Break for lunch12:55 – 1:40 PM – Management Panel:– Moderator: Jake Szufnarowski (Rocks Off)– Speakers: Mike Martinovich (Red Light Management), Mike Luba (Madison House Presents), Patrick Jordan (Red Light Management), Stef Scamardo (Hard Head MGMT)1:45 – 2:00 PM – Technology: presentation by Justin Bolognino ( – 2:50 PM – Festivals Panel: Presented by Ascend Insurance Brokerage– Moderator: Dean Budnick (Relix Media Group)– Speakers: Dave Frey (LOCKN’), Jay Sweet (Newport Folk Festival), Dan Berkowitz (CID), Janine Small (Janine Small, PLLC), Robin McNicol (Superfly)2:55 – 3:40 PM – Keynote: Presented by Access IndustriesA conversation with Peter Shapiro (Dayglo Ventures) and Ron Delsener (LN NY) moderated by David Fricke (Rolling Stone)4 – 6:00 PM – Happy Hour6:00 PM – All attendees are invited to attend The Meat Puppets and Mike Watt & The Secondmen at Brooklyn Bowllast_img read more

Human rights at a crossroad

first_imgTen years ago, the task of bringing together Harvard’s many centers and departments under the umbrella of human rights studies seemed daunting. So daunting, in fact, that a University-wide committee was created to bolster the mission and monitor its progress.“The idea of integrating human rights across the University at the time seemed a rather ambitious, even fanciful one,” Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard’s adviser on human rights education, told a crowd at a private reception on Tuesday evening (Oct. 12). The question then, Bhabha recalled, was “Why should we integrate?”The buzzing room at the Harvard Faculty Club was proof that the University’s human rights community has largely bypassed any initial problems with collaboration. But the evening’s speakers, including Bhabha, raised an even bigger question: Where does one go after initial success?The decade-old University Committee on Human Rights Studies was disbanded in June, having largely achieved its goals of promoting cross-disciplinary research and creating human rights-centered courses for undergraduates. In that light, Tuesday’s annual reception — normally a networking opportunity for visiting scholars, faculty, and students — became a tone-setting event for the next phase of human rights scholarship.“The Harvard community’s commitment to human rights has changed dramatically since I arrived here 30 years ago, and it warrants celebration,” said speaker Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School. “The opportunity to build bridges across the University is what makes this moment so propitious. If we can leverage the efforts that are already going on in particular places at this University, I think there’s no stopping us.”The Human Rights Program at the Law School, along with the François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, will maintain leadership roles in Harvard’s work on human rights. In addition, Bhabha will head a new University-wide human rights directorate to oversee collaborative efforts.Speaker Allan Brandt, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, echoed Minow’s commitment to human rights.“In my relatively weak role — I wish I were more powerful — I want to do everything I can in the year ahead to further this agenda,” Brandt told the crowd. Human rights work “reminds us that universities can never be ivory towers,” he added. “It links policy and practice to material outcomes for people around the world.”Jennifer Leaning, director of the FXB Center; Caroline Elkins, chair of the Committee on Ethnic Studies; and Charlie Clements, executive director of the Carr Center, also gave brief remarks before the crowd dispersed into clusters of chatter.Elkins addressed undergraduate education in human rights, an area in which Harvard is working to meet student demand. While there is now a secondary concentration in human rights available, Elkins said, Harvard College offers only 12 of the University’s roughly 250 courses that discuss the subject.“We have to think deeply about the needs of our students,” Elkins said. She called for the hiring of more permanent faculty engaged in human rights work to provide students with consistent advising and mentorship.Now that the original committee’s work is done, Bhabha said later that evening, she hopes to focus on securing funding for faculty research and for Scholars at Risk, a program that brings persecuted intellectuals from around the world to Harvard for a yearlong research fellowship.“I think human rights at Harvard is evolving in the right way,” Bhabha said. “I’ve never believed it should be a ghetto of its own.” Rather, she said, the study of human rights should serve as a lens through which to view many fields, from health to housing design to foreign policy.At least one scholar echoed Bhabha’s sentiment.“In the first nine years of my research, I was living in an intellectual vacuum,” said Siddharth Kara, the author of “Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery.” “It was consciousness-raising, telling horror stories.”Kara is now a fellow of the Carr Center’s Program on Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery, where he is grounding his years of international fieldwork in law and economics. The opportunity to experience other disciplines’ approach to human rights “has been immensely helpful,” he said. “Being here has helped evolve my own thinking.”last_img read more

Colombian ELN Guerrillas Want Peace Talks

first_img The National Liberation Army (ELN), the second largest guerrilla group in Colombia, stated it was ready to start peace talks with President Juan Manuel Santos’ government, joining the process that started between the government and the main insurgent movement in the country, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). “We told the country and the national community that the ELN delegation is ready to start preliminary peace talks with the government and honor our promise to Colombia,” said an insurgent statement, published with the title “Open Letter to Peace Talks in Havana,” on the ELN’s website. In this respect, it said that the “Colombian government and the FARC, as well as important national and international sectors, have expressed an interest in having the ELN start a conversation process in the search for peace.” On August 27, President Santos announced his decision to initiate a peace process with the FARC, and he seemed open to also have the ELN participate in the talks. Peace talks were formally settled in Oslo, Norway, on October 18, between representatives of Santos’ government and the FARC, Latin America’s longest-fighting rebel group. The peace talks with the FARC are scheduled to start on November 19 in Havana, Cuba. This is the fourth peace negotiation attempt between the government of Colombia and the FARC, the last of which failed just a decade ago. In a letter dated November 12, the ELN, composed of about 2,500 combatants, were urged to “agree to a bilateral cease fire while the peace talks are taking place,” considering that “creating a non-confrontational environment could help generate the confidence and conditions needed for the society to participate in a more active and leading role.” Furthermore, the ELN proposed the inclusion of “social movements of all kinds in the peace process, including regional processes, political organizations, democratic personalities, intellectuals, artists, trade unions, indigenous communities, and particularly the victims of conflict.” Peace talks between the FARC and Santos’ government are being carried out without a combat truce and without civil participation at the tables. By Dialogo November 14, 2012last_img read more

Brushy One String – Chicken In The Corn (Video)

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jamaican music is not for everybody.Sure, everybody likes the smooth roots reggae styles, most people, stoners and non-stoners alike, can vibe along to Marley’s music (Bob, not Owen Wilson’s dog that dies. Spoiler alert. Wait, did I do that backwards? Anyway…)Some adventurous (white) people can even get down to a bit of dancehall reggae (though you should NOT try daggering. Trust me. In fact, don’t even Google it. NO! DON’T!!! Ugh. You did, didn’t you? I told you not to.)Anyway anyway, there is a movie, Rise Up, which documents Jamaica’s underground music scene. It seems fascinating, and I’m sure it is. It won all kinds of those awards with the leaves that movies get at festivals and such but nobody ever knows about them even when they get nominated for an Oscar like Beasts of The Southern Wild.In it, apparently, there is an artist known as Brushy One String. Brushy One String and his one string make an enjoyable bluesy-reggae-fun mix of music that is vastly more entertaining than much of the music that comes from places with 80,000,000 times more technology (and strings) than Brushy One String has here.For that, he has satisfied my need to buzz.So, widdout furder adoo, ere is Brushy One Strung. Ee’s a greet mewsick maykah an yah gunnuh love wahee do. (To be read with a Jamaican accent).last_img read more

East Islip Man Charged With Shooting 3 Houses, 1 Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 24-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly shooting at three houses in and around his hometown of East Islip late Memorial Day into early Tuesday morning, Suffolk County police said.Kyle Rowlinson was charged with two counts of reckless endangerment. He will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.Police said the suspect shot at a house on Provost Street in Great River, Cedarhurst Street in North Great River and Keswick Drive in East Islip. He also allegedly shot a parked Saturn on Manhasset Street in Islip Terrace, police said.Third Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on these incidents to call them at 631-854-8352 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.last_img read more

Suozzi: Parkland Shows Need for Gun Reform

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Since the Florida school shooting that ended the lives of 17 people, high school students across the country have served as an inspiration, and given us hope that our response to gun violence will finally include meaningful action.U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Glen Cove)We have a responsibility to help these young people make their voices heard. Congress also has a responsibility to act. There are no more excuses for inaction. Our sadness over the loss of more innocent life can never discourage us from doing what is right.Let’s look at the facts. Over 93 percent of Americans and 80 percent of gun owners support universal background checks. Ninety percent of Americans also support keeping those who are mentally ill from buying firearms.That’s why I support commonsense legislation like H.R. 4240, the Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act. If passed, this bill would expand background checks to include all commercials firearms sales, provide reasonable exceptions for family and friend transfers, and preserve Second Amendment rights. States would also be given the incentive of more federal funding to keep proper record-sharing systems to help report criminals and the mentally ill, who we all agree should not be able to buy a gun.Since the 1990s, background checks have blocked more than $3 million in sales to people not allowed to purchase a firearm. But gaps in the system mean that gun shows and the internet are still perfectly legal places for criminals and the mentally ill to get their hands on a gun. That needs to stop.And while the right to “bear arms” is guaranteed in the Constitution as clearly as the freedom of speech, as with speech, there are limitations when necessary to curb the threat of violence. For example, you can’t yell “fire” in a crowded theater.I became the first member of Congress from New York to cosponsor the Gun Violence Restraining Order Act. This legislation would give relatives and law enforcement the ability to seek an immediate temporary restraining order from the courts to stop someone who is a danger to themselves or others from buying or possessing a gun.We now know that the Parkland shooter had been showing signs of mental illness prior to the shooting. It’s possible that a gun violence restraining order could have helped prevent this tragedy. This would be a commonsense way to try and stop people who appear to be an imminent threat to public safety without curtailing their fundamental constitutional rights. In fact, all those petitioning for gun violence restraining orders must prove their case in court.We’ve heard time and again the NRA’s answer to these mass shootings – “more guns.” That makes no sense. Americans already own more than 300 million guns.The young people leading this movement need our support. They have inspired a nation to rise and declare, “not one more.” It’s time for the adults, and Congress, to do the same.last_img read more

4 ways to stay active this fall

first_img 39SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Details If you do manage to sculpt your ideal summer beach body in the warmer months, you probably gain a few pounds back come autumn. If you never quite reach your goal, you probably gave up weeks ago, and even if you didn’t, there’s a good chance the cooler weather will spell the end of your weight loss attempts. If you want to keep moving this fall, here are some ways you can stay active and hopefully keep the winter weight off.Get a treadmill: Personally, I hate running or biking in the summertime. By the time I get to the top of my neighborhood, I’ve usually lost every ounce of water in my body. Fall and Spring are the ideal seasons for me to get exercise in the great outdoors, but if you’d rather not be outside once the temperatures drop, get some exercise equipment you can use indoors. A treadmill or an elliptical machine should do the trick.Take a hike: No, I’m not telling you to leave. I’m saying you should bundle up and go explore the great outdoors. Hiking is the perfect sport (if you want to call it that) for cooler weather. Go check out some cool trails in your area and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to see some beautiful sights as the leaves start to change colors. I know it’s a great idea, so start planning now.Hit the stairs: We all spend more time sitting in the fall and winter, so if you work in a larger building, avoid the elevator. Sure, it’s definitely easier to have technology lift you up to the 3rd floor, but you’re not doing your body any favors. If you spend a lot of time sitting, you should definitely walk anytime you get a chance in the cooler months. To and from the car, and when taking breaks, get on your feet and put some miles on those loafers.Watch football the right way: If you’re a football fan, you may think watching a football game is a super lazy activity (and it definitely is), but it can be less lazy if you follow these directions…Start early by dragging a TV out to the back deck.Get ESPN on in time for the start of College Gameday.Fire up the grill or smoker.Load it full of assorted seasoned meats.Toss the ball around with your kids (or your friends).Eat lots of food.Watch tons of football.Toss the ball some more.Eat some more food.I only do this about once per season but it’s usually a pretty memorable Saturday. While you may eat a lot, it’s also a lot of work. So, if you’re going to sit around and watch football all day anyway, maybe this way you’ll burn a few calories, and to me that’s a wash.last_img read more

Switch ad campaigns – Can you hear that?

first_imgAre Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase and other national and large regional banks impenetrable?We know, in fact, that they are not too big to fail. Within our walls, we boast all the time how there is a fundamental difference between us. As an industry of community financial institutions, for some reason we bite our tongues when it comes to marketing to their customer. Why is that?Let’s take a look at a market known for switch ad campaigns: wireless carriers. When it comes to data, speed and reliability, Verizon often comes out on top in studies compared to T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint. We also know there’s more to it, such as cost, service fees, customer service, a ton of fine print and how the brand makes us feel.Not everyone should be a Verizon customer, just like not everyone is suited for Bank of America.I think Sprint’s switch ads this year are brilliant. After all the “ball busting” last year (Remember the marble races?), Sprint brought in Paul – Verizon’s former trusted spokesperson. A familiar face that looks pretty handsome in yellow isn’t saying, “Can you hear me now?” for Verizon. He’s flat out saying that Verizon is better, only slightly better, and you can pay less and have more fun at Sprint. He ends with, “Can you hear that?”Not only has Sprint used Verizon’s old spokesperson against them, recent ads are using Verizon’s own branded checkmark. These ads depicting their signature red checkmark hooking customers from behind as a symbol of Verizon slowing their data speed while on an unlimited plan. continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Invasive “Frankenfish” spotted in the Upper Delaware River

first_imgWith growing concern about its presence in the Upper Delaware, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation wants you to photograph the fish if you catch one. You can email your photo to, and you can report the fish to iMap Invasives. “It’s a pretty hard, veracious predator,” said Friends of the Upper Delaware River Executive Director Jeff Skelding. (WBNG) — Local anglers are concerned after the invasive Northern Snakehead was caught in the Upper Delaware River. Skelding says he’s seen in the Snakehead in the past, when it was first discovered in Maryland. Now, 17 years later, the fish can be found all over the east coast. However, it’s spread has created devastating effects on the ecosystem. The Northern Snakehead is known to eat everything in it’s path, and it gets a little scarier. Anglers often call it the “Frankenfish” for it’s ability to temporarily walk on land, and even breathe air. “It’s crowding out other species in the river, it’s taking away the food source for other species in the river,” said Skelding. After photographing the fish, NYSDEC and fellow fishing groups agree the fish must be euthanized. It can be kept for consumption or disposed of.last_img read more

Bigger than Camp Nou. Guangzhou starts work on 100,000-capacity stadium

first_imgChina will host the newly expanded 2021 FIFA Club World Cup and the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, while Shanghai is interested in holding the Olympics. Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande on Thursday began building a new stadium costing 12 billion yuan ($1.7 billion) and boasting a 100,000 capacity — one of the world’s largest arenas.The stadium, which will be marginally bigger than Barcelona’s famous Camp Nou, is scheduled to be ready by the end of 2022, Xinhua news agency said.Guangzhou Evergrande Football Stadium will have an eye-catching lotus flower design wrapped around it, a nod to the southern city’s status as China’s “Flower City”. The stadium will be, for a time at least, the world’s largest football venue, until the Camp Nou expands to 105,000 seats after its ongoing redevelopment. Eight-time Chinese champions Guangzhou, who are coached by Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro and have won the AFC Champions League twice, average about 50,000 fans for home matches.China’s government is making an aggressive push to promote football in the country and several major new stadiums are being built around the nation.Evergrande’s Chinese Super League rivals Shanghai SIPG are constructing a new arena that will seat 33,000 and is expected to be finished in 2021.center_img Topics :last_img read more