The Guardian - Music
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Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth The Australian return of the singer brings a combination of the old and new with thrilling and haunting results Here in the antipodes, Polly Jean Harvey tours tend to roll around every four or five years. They are just beyond the album/tour cycle for an artist who changes up her tour presentation with every release, astutely and rather dramatically. That may often lead fans craving for the dynamics of the tours of yore, but PJ Harvey is an artist untamed by popular fame, nor the need for more of it. Touring in support of last year’s excellent The Hope 6 Demolition Project album, this performance showcased that album in majority, with selected back catalogue moments which complementing the same prevailing mood. Continue reading...
Petrolicious
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By 1971, the 911 was in the D-Series of production sporting a longer wheelbase, and larger 2.2 engine. The 911T, or Touring , was first introduced as Porsche's entry level product in 1967 to increase sales competing with cars like the Mercedes 280SL. In addition to improving their flagship 911, 1971 was also a hallmark year for Porsche in other respects as well. Weissach, their famous development center, was officially inaugurated and they won the 24 Hours of Le Mans setting a lap record that had not been broken since 2010 (amidst many track changes). Things at Porsche were going well, you could say. The Car This particular 1971 Porsche 911T, originally based in the East Coast, has been owned by the same family since 1984. Described as being in honest driver level condition, the car has seen healthy and well documented ownership and has no major issues.
The Huffington Post
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For Nick Lachey , its hard to believe its been some two decades since four guys got together to form 98 Degrees . In July 1997 (nearly a whopping 20 years ago), Nick, his brother Drew, and friends Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre released their self-titled debut album. Unknown to the masses, the foursome decided to travel across the country to get the word about their first studio effort and lead single, Invisible Man. Needless to say, touring was far from glamorous. Life on the road is probably what Lachey, 43, remembers most about that time. In the summer of 97 we literally got into a motor home with our picture painted on the side and drove ourselves across the country from gig to gig, Lachey told The Huffington Post. Wed literally drive all night and show up in Myrtle Beach and play some 18-and-older club and then wed get back in the motorhome.
The Huffington Post
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If there is one thing that the world should learn about Grace Mitchell, it is that she will not be defined. At the young age of nineteen, Mitchell has made it clear that she stands as an individual in an industry that is constantly trying to label others. Mitchell made a mark with her 2015 single "NoLo", earning herself a slew of festival lineups and over 700,000 views on the single's music video. With her new single "Kids (Ain't Alright)", she has put forth a new anthem for a younger generation, reflecting on the current political climate while simultaneously rocking out. I sat down with Grace at a bustling Los Angeles teahouse to talk about her upcoming music, touring, and politics. Check out the video above to learn more about this artist that is sure to make a splash on airwaves in 2017. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Autosport - WTCC
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The music icon says the band are mor keen to focus on touring
Politico
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“We’ve hit our limit in terms of being a virtual institution.” To that end, midway through lunch, he took a call to arrange his next stop, Old Town Alexandria, where he was touring a prospective location for his new headquarters. Like many on the alt-right, his vision of a political movement blurs the line between politics, culture and media: In addition to office space, he was looking for a studio to launch a media operation that could field a daily news show, as well as perhaps a morning show that would be more “fun.” “If we had a studio,” he asked rhetorically, “could we start to enter the world in the way the Young Turks does stuff? In the way Infowars does stuff?” Spencer believes the answer is yes, and that the National Policy Institute could occupy a marquee headquarters in downtown Washington within 10 years. “Maybe Cato will go under,” he said, one of many digs at the old free market institutions of the Republican Party.
Liverpool Echo
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The Herald - Sport
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ANDY Irvine has a long history of playing at Myreside, both as a visitor with Heriot’s for the derby against Watsonians and as part of the home team when Edinburgh turned out there in the district championship and against touring sides. It was one of his favourite grounds in his own playing days, and he is confident that the current generation of Edinburgh players will come to love it too.
Daily Express - Entertainment
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BoingBoing
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Adam Savage visited Weta Workshop in New Zealand last year and has posted videos of him touring various studios within the well-known movie effects and prop studio. In this video, he sits down (on the floor) with Peter Jackson to get a tour of Jackson's collection of John Chambers' makeup kits and latex appliances. Chambers is perhaps best known for being the makeup artist who created Spock's ears and for his work on the Planet of the Apes films. What most people don't know is that Chambers also worked with the CIA to create special agent disguise kits at the height of the cold war. Adam and Peter look at Chambers' movie makeup kits and some of his molds and appliance from Planet of the Apes , but they spend most of the time going through and discussing the CIA disguise kit. As Adam says, it's the closest we probably get to verification that Mission Impossible was at least based on some type of reality.
Auto Express
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Sport or Sport+ settings reduce roll, but also add an artificial weight to the steering. There’s grip and composure, but not a lot to get keen drivers excited. The E43 version is better, with loads of grip from its 4x4 system and a more engaging chassis, but a BMW 340i Touring is more fun to drive. Engines The 2.0-litre diesel units are smooth and refined enough, but the 3.0-litre V6 diesel is even better in that regard. It’s torquey and feels powerful, plus it’s much smoother than the four-cylinder units. It’s expensive to buy and drinks more diesel, but will be worth it for some. The ballistic E43 has a turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol that’s happy to be revved, and sounds good - though it’s very hushed on the inside, so it’s other road users that will enjoy the sound most. It’s very fast, too, thanks to a grippy 4x4 system and nearly 400bhp.
PerezHilton
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So long to the circus! After 146 years of traveling entertainment and controversy (more on that below), the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is planning on shutting down, offering its final show in May, according to Kenneth Feld , the CEO and producer of the show. Related: Nobody Wants To Touch Donald Trump's Inauguration... The news was announced Saturday night on the company's website, and cited steadily declining ticket sales to their shows across the country -- even after the company stopped using elephants in its tours, at the request of animal rights activists. Feld stated simply on the site: "This, coupled with high operating costs, made the circus an unsustainable business for the company." Well there you have it. The touring elephants are arguably at the center of this; animal rights groups long criticized the show for using elephants and potentially putting the animals in harm's way -- the result of which drove customers away in protest.
The Huffington Post
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Singer-songwriter Catie Parker is a music therapist and co-director for the Joybells and the writer and performer of the video's tune, "Ooh La La." Parker makes up a third of the Little Hill Trio (her sister Amelia Parker and cousin Tess Beckwith round out the group), which released its newest CD at Scythian's second annual Appaloosa D.C.'s Roots Music Festival over Labor Day Weekend 2016. "I was writing a song about the Joybells specifically and my experience with them and their attitudes toward life, which tends to be about openness and warmth," Parker explains. "We took a break from ringing the bells and I thought it would be fun for them to act out the song so I started playing it for them and they just started acting out so well. Their comedic timing is so good!" Parker continues, "The Joybells rely almost entirely on donations to continue playing and touring.
TIME - Top Stories
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The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will close in May , bringing an end to more than 100 years of the famed show. With displays of exotic animals, bright costumes and daring acrobatic stunts, the circus has been a part of American culture since the mid-1800s. Ringling Bros. has two touring circuses in 2017, traveling throughout the country to perform 30 shows. The circus emerged out of Phineas Taylor Barnum's popular traveling troupe of animals and human oddities, which joined with the five Ringling brothers, who performed skits in their home base of Wisconsin. The troupes grew and traveled across the U.S. by train, becoming routine family entertainment by the mid-1900s. See photos from the circus through the years above.
TIME - Top Stories
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(ELLENTON, Fla.) After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on The Greatest Show on Earth. The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May. The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all contributed to its demise. There isn't any one thing, said Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment. This has been a very difficult decision for me and for the entire family. The company broke the news to circus employees Saturday night after shows in Orlando and Miami. Ringling Bros. has two touring circuses this season and will perform 30 shows between now and May.
Voice Of America
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The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will end “The Greatest Show on Earth” in May, after a 146-year run. Kenneth Feld, the chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, told The Associated Press that declining attendance combined with high operating costs are among the reasons for closing. Feld said when the company removed the elephants from the shows in May of 2016, ticket sales declined more dramatically than expected. The company broke the news to circus employees Saturday night after shows in Orlando and Miami. Ringling Bros. has two touring circuses this season and will perform 30 shows between now and May. The final shows will be in Providence, Rhode Island, May 7 and in Uniondale, New York, at the Nassau County Coliseum May 21.
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Colin Turkington says he wants to secure his British Touring Car Championship future in "the next few weeks", following his exit from Team BMR
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