Béla Fleck And Chick Corea Announce Co-Headlining Tour With Their Full Bands

first_imgBéla Fleck and Chick Corea are no strangers to one another, touring together as a jazz duo extraordinaire. However, as Jambands reports, the two will join forces for a major full band tour from August 5-21, 2017. Fleck will bring along his band The Flecktones, while Corea will perform with his Elektric Band, who has accompanied him at several shows along his 75th birthday residency in NYC.The Flecktones made a triumphant return earlier this year, playing a handful of shows last summer for the first time in many years. Corea, meanwhile, celebrated his 75th birthday earlier this year and has shown no signs of slowing down. He’s currently in the midst of an insane residency at the Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC, which features over 80 performances.This tour is guaranteed to be an incredible musical experience, delving deep into the world of experimental jazz. The two bands are also expected to collaborate for a superjam of epic proportions as the encore of each show. The specific dates and locations have not yet been announced, but this is very exciting news! We will be sure to update once more information is revealed.last_img read more

Beachside Living in a Cozy Summer Rental

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York For those looking for a kid-and pet-friendly summer rental for a fun beach getaway, this two-story Colonial on Forester Street in Long Beach’s East End is the perfect staycation destination.The four-bedroom newly renovated house has 1.5 bathrooms, an open layout, gas fireplace, washer/dryer, central air conditioning, private parking spot, outdoor area and boat slip that can fit up to a 40-footer. It sits right on the canal and only a half a mile  from the beach — 10 minutes on foot and five minutes by bicycle.“The house is comfortable and cozy and has everything you need,” says Robin Amato, a realtor with Realty Connect USA who is representing the property. “The area is great for families and boaters. We are very close to Roosevelt playground and Pacific Beach has a playground and concession stand.”She adds, “It’s a little quieter and not as busy as the West End.”The seaside community known as the “City by the Sea,” is close to all that Long Beach has to offer — the boardwalk, the juice bars, coffee houses, farmers market, and all sorts of cuisine — so there is always something to do. There are also activities including  surf lessons, beach yoga, beach volleyball and even trapezing on the beach.“We have our summer film festival on the beach and two craft fairs during the months of July and August that are fun for the entire family,” Amato says.For weekly commuters, a direct Long Island Rail Road train links Long Beach to Penn Station and the Atlantic Terminal in just under an hour.“Everything is within walking distance so for someone from Manhattan who may not have a car, it is easy to get around, and if you want to go further into town there is public transportation,” adds Amato.The single-family home is available from Memorial Day through Labor Day for $35,000. For those who are interested in a monthly rental, the rates are $10,000 for June, $17,000 for July and $15,000 for August. As a little incentive, Amato is offering free beach passes to any new tenants.For additional information on this property at 58 Forester St. in Long Beach, contact Robin Amato, Licensed Realtor at Realty Connect USA at 516-835-9676 or [email protected]last_img read more

Wickham issues home warning

first_img The Black Cats turned in a spirited display as they lost 2-1 at high-flying Liverpool on Wednesday evening to suggest once again that they do have it within their powers to escape the drop. However, they have won just one of their last eight Barclays Premier League fixtures at the Stadium of Light and with their remaining four away games taking them to Tottenham, Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United, that is a situation which is going to have to change, and fast. Striker Connor Wickham has warned Sunderland they have to start to make home advantage count if they are to haul themselves out of the relegation mire. Press Association But England Under-21 international Wickham is ready to play his part if called upon. The £8.1million signing said: “That’s why I came back, that’s why I wanted to come back. That’s what I have said all along: I want to play football and that’s what the aim is to do.” A bullish Sam Allardyce has no regrets at cupping his ear in response to jeers from the West Ham support after Wednesday night’s win over Hull. Home fans stunned Allardyce by booing at the end of a 2-1 victory which could go a long way to securing the Hammers’ Barclays Premier League status, with Monday’s match at Sunderland another crucial fixture. Asked if he regretted making the gesture, Allardyce said: “Not really, no. Why should I? “I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. In my younger days I might have done a lot worse and got myself into more trouble.” Allardyce, who accepts he will struggle to have the unanimous backing of the Hammers fans, on Saturday received the support of vice-chairman Karren Brady. “In many people’s eyes no matter what I do I’ll never be the flavour of the month, but that doesn’t matter,” Allardyce added. “(And) you always appreciate any backing you get. Working together is critical to the success for you as a manager and the club. “We’ve all had a difficult season, but we all know we want to get better and do better next season once we’ve secured our place in the Premier League. “They’ve always backed me since I’ve been here. I do appreciate that, because you can focus on the next game and on the future.” Victory at the Stadium of Light should all but secure the Hammers’ top-flight status and would allow Allardyce to plan for the future. He added: “Let’s go and try to win the game. The desperate need for Sunderland to win three points now means it’s going to be hugely difficult. “They will take some comfort out of their performance against Liverpool and will think this is a great chance to try to get to safety by getting three points against us.” Allardyce hopes the atmosphere at the Hull match will be forgotten, admitting the supporters’ barracking impacted on the players. “I’m protecting my players, not me,” he added. “You keep your thick skin on and you move on. My job is all about doing the best I possibly can for West Ham. “The atmosphere is critical to the players’ performance and the players lost a lot of their composure the other night, hearing the criticism that was coming their way and that made life difficult for them. “It’s a small minority always, but small minorities are good at voicing their opinion. “It’s all borne out of frustration because they expected us to win more comfortably than we did. “Everybody in the cold light of day when they calmed down realised how important the win was and everybody has got to realise what we’ve done in the last eight games. “We have 15 points in the last eight games. The most important thing was to win the game, acquire the three points and push on from here.” West Ham are without James Collins at Sunderland after he pulled a calf muscle against Hull. His fellow defenders James Tomkins (knock) and Roger Johnson (bruised eye) should be fit to feature, while Winston Reid has recovered from illness. Winger Matt Jarvis (thigh) is also available again, but Joey O’Brien (shoulder) and Marco Borriello (calf) are out. Gus Poyet’s men host West Ham on Monday looking for a first win in seven attempts in all competitions, and Wickham admits they have to turn around their home form. He said: “We are going to have to, we haven’t got a choice. We need to start picking up points. “We need to start looking at the reality now that we need to start picking up points. Scrappy points or good points, we just need to get the points on the board. “It’s up to us to start performing against not just the big teams, but the teams in and around us and start picking up points.” Goals, or more accurately, the lack of them, have been Sunderland’s most pressing concern for much of the campaign to date. Substitute Ki Sung-yueng’s header at Anfield was their first in four games and just their fourth in the eight outings they have had since the 3-0 derby victory at Newcastle on February 1. That return, coupled with Steven Fletcher’s ankle injury, prompted Poyet to recall 20-year-old Wickham from his loan spell at Leeds, and he was thrown straight into the starting line-up at Liverpool alongside the misfiring Jozy Altidore. Loan signing Fabio Borini, who celebrated his 23rd birthday on Saturday, was ineligible to play against his parent club in midweek, but will return to the fold on Monday to leave the manager facing a big decision. last_img read more