Barge sinks off North Miami Beach

first_imgNORTH MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Officials are working to clean up a fuel leak in the waters off North Miami Beach after a barge sank in the area.7Skyforce HD flew over the scene Friday, behind a home near Northeast 167th Street and Biscayne BoulevardAccording to police, fuel was leaking out of the cargo boat while it went under water. As the cargo boat sank, wooden planks began breaking apart, causing a large piling of floating wood behind the home.The U.S. Coast Guard is now handling the situation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Missing child alert issued for North Florida girl

first_imgQUINCY, Fla. (WSVN) — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a missing child alert for an 11-year-old girl who went missing in the Florida Panhandle, Friday.Officials said Emily Gatica was last seen along the 200 block of Rentz Road in the city of Quincy, in Gadsden County. Please share this! A missing child alert has been issued out of Gadsden County. pic.twitter.com/nPNSBS47QT— FDLE (@fdlepio) December 3, 2016Emily stands 4 feet 11 inches tall, weighs about 100 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. She was carrying a black backpack and was last seen wearing a white polo shirt and khaki pants.Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call 1-888-FL-MISSING (1-888-356-4774).Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Fans gather at Marlins Park for 2018 FanFest

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – The 2018 Miami Marlins FanFest was held at Marlins Park, Saturday.The event had activities for the entire family, including player and alumni autograph sessions, the chance to play catch on the field and photo opportunities.“I just want the best for them. I love them,” said a Marlins fan. “I DVR every game and watch it when I get home from work, and I love the Marlins.”Kids also got to run the bases, and food trucks were also on hand to feed everyone.Dedicated fans who purchased season tickets at the event received a fast pass to get player autographs and the opportunity for a private experience on the field.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Report UM student drives on sidewalk flips into canal

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – A University of Miami student was pulled to safety after, officials said, he drove through a sidewalk on campus before his car flipped into a canal, Thursday night.The Miami Hurricane is reporting campus officials confirmed the driver is a student at the Coral Gables campus. He was not injured.The report states UM Police responded to the scene of the crash at the canal, which is connected to Lake Osceola, behind the University Center.The overturned vehicle was partially submerged in shallow water next to some rocks lining the canal.No one else was hurt.As of 11 p.m., officials had not identified the student.Hours later, cameras captured a tow truck removing the car from the water and lifting it upright. last_img read more

Teen man recovering from shark bites in north Florida

first_imgFERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) — A teenage boy and a man are recovering after they were bitten by a shark in separate incidents at the same north Florida beach.Officials said the 17-year-old boy and 30-year-old man were bitten by a shark Friday afternoon at two different locations on Fernandina Beach.The older victim, Dustin Theobald, described his frightening encounter with the marine predator.“I felt something grab onto my foot and pull, reached down for my foot,” he said during a phone interview. “I put my hand on his head — he was probably four to five feet — and when I did that, he shook twice and then released and left.”Minutes later, another shark bit the teenager on the foot a mile south of where the other victim was.Double red flags were flying on the beach, which was closed to the public for the rest of the day as a precaution. It reopened Saturday morning.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Broward County School Board holds tribute for slain Cypress Bay High coach

first_imgWESTON, FLA. (WSVN) – – Colleagues of a slain Cypress Bay High School coach stopped their meeting for a touching tribute.The Broward County School Board began their meeting Tuesday morning with a moment of silence for assistant coach Carlo Ullysse Jr.Ullysse was fatally struck by a vehicle while walking along the shoulder of Interstate 95, near Commercial Boulevard, Sunday morning.Police are still searching for the hit-and-run driver.If you have any information on that can help detectives, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Red Cross Volunteers To Install 850 Free Smoke Alarms In Alaska

first_imgSound the Alarm events are a part of the ongoing Home Fire Campaign. Red Cross volunteers and local partners will canvas neighborhoods, install free 10-year lithium battery smoke alarms, replace batteries in existing alarms and help families create fire escape plans. Kelley McGuirk, Red Cross of Alaska regional disaster officer: “Home fires are the biggest disaster threat we face, killing seven people in this country every day. Here in Alaska we responded to help over 300 people displaced by home fires so far in 2018.” For the Kenai Peninsula area volunteers will be installing smoke detectors from April 28 to May 12.  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Red Cross of Alaska will hold Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events in communities across the state in an effort to install 850 smoke alarms at no cost to residents. last_img read more

 

Top Deals of 2009

first_imgComments: “The Hachette titles bolster Bonnier’s market position in the boating category and open up a new category with Flying. It was a good way to expand into more enthusiast verticals and be the dominant publisher of enthusiast mags.”McGraw-Hill’s BusinessWeekBuyer: Bloomberg L.P.Seller: McGraw-HillPrice: $9.3 million, pre-taxDate: Closed in December 2009Takeaway: If 2009 was the year of distressed sales, BusinessWeek was the poster child deal. The troubled magazine with a strong brand reputation, which once brought in more than $100 million, ultimately sold for $5.9 million after taxes.After months of speculation, it was finally reported in July that McGraw-Hill was attempting to sell BusinessWeek.Ironically, a Bloomberg report noted that McGraw-Hill had hired investment bankers Evercore Partners to help broker a sale, prompting the company to release a statement that it was indeed “exploring strategic options” for the ailing title.Putting the title up for sale was a necessity for McGraw-Hill. The company’s media division profits dropped a whopping 76.4 percent to $2.8 million in first quarter 2009, according to company reports. BusinessWeek’s situation was just as dire. Ad pages were down about 37 percent for the first two quarters per PIB and McGraw-Hill was reportedly losing between $20 million and $40 million per year on the title.While the business category in general was down significantly, BusinessWeek, eventually renamed Bloomberg BusinessWeek, still commanded a strong brand platform. Bloomberg paid just over $9 million for a title that once made almost 15 times that in top line revenue.Comments: “BusinessWeek gives Bloomberg a consumer-facing brand that it did not have before, which is a logical expansion for them.”Eight of Nielsen’s Media BrandsBuyer: e5 Global MediaSeller: Nielsen Business MediaPrice: $70 million (estimated)Date: December 31Takeaway: This acquisition not only marks new ownership for eight well-established brands, it also marks the formation of a new media company. Following company-wide cuts, restructuring, and the shuttering or sale of underperforming titles throughout 2008 and early 2009, Nielsen Business Media put eight of its media brands on the block: The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Back Stage, Brandweek, Adweek, Mediaweek, the Clio Awards and Film Journal International.Private equity firm Pluribus Capital Management and financial services firm Guggenheim Partners agreed to acquire the brands for a rumored $70 million and formed a new company called e5 Global Media. Richard D. Beckman, former president/chief executive of Condé Nast’s Fairchild Fashion Group, will serve as the new company’s CEO.  “These are iconic brands within their industries. It will be my goal, now, to build them into successful multiplatform properties with global footprints,” said Beckman. Just two weeks after shuttering E&P, Nielsen sold the 130-year-old title to Irvine, California-based Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc. At press time, arrangements were still being made to sell Kirkus Reviews.Comments: “This looks like it will be an excellent acquisition for Pluribus. I think they’re buying at the low-point in the market and these properties are in a good position to rebound now that the economy is getting back on track.”Budget TravelBuyer: Fletcher Asset ManagementSeller: Newsweek Inc.Price: N/ADate: December 31Takeaway: Fletcher’s acquisition of Newsweek’s Budget Travel will leave the entire staff, including current management, virtually intact.New York reported last November that Newsweek Inc. might shutter Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel, but the company quickly denied the rumors, despite the title’s decline in ad pages. (Between January and September, Budget Travel’s ad pages dropped 28.1 percent compared to the year before.)However, Newsweek Inc. decided to cut its losses nearly a month later by selling the title to investment advisor Fletcher Asset Management for an undisclosed amount.Fletcher also announced in the statement that it planned to keep “essentially all” of the employees at Budget Travel and budgettravel.com, including its current management team.Comments: “Budget Travel was a casualty of this severe economic downturn. It went from being nicely profitable to becoming a drain on Newsweek—and, therefore they had no choice but to sell it.”Large Consumer Publishers Investing in DigitalBuyer: Meredith, Conde Nast, etc.Seller: HyperfactoryPrice: NA Takeaway: Large consumer publishers continue to invest heavily in digital services.In July, Meredith announced that it would acquire a strategic stake in mobile marketing firm The Hyperfactory in order to enhance the services and capabilities of Meredith Integrated Marketing, the company’s b-to-b custom print and online communications unit. Later in the year, Condé Nast announced that it partnered with Adobe to build an application that would enable the publisher to put its magazines on various digital devices. According to president/CEO Charles Townsend, the initiative is “the next piece of the puzzle for developing our unique magazine content in a digitized format that will drive the new devices that will hit the market in 2010.”Hearst Interactive Media followed a few weeks later with its own announcement: the impending launch of its Skiff Reader, which features an installed e-reader service and access to a digital store where consumers can purchase newspaper and magazine content.Comments: “The most important thing big consumer magazines can do in 2010 is to invest in their digital strategies through either acquisition or organic growth.”Omniture, Inc.Buyer: Adobe Systems Inc.Seller: Omniture, Inc.Price: $1.8 billionDate: Closed October 2009Takeaway: The deal was a high-profile merger of creative and metrics technology. If successfully implemented, it will be an intriguing combination of creative and data-based business models.In a world where marketers want audience data down to the content level and publishers want the ability to optimize and track usage across content properties, the acquisition of Omniture by Adobe—at face value—appears to deliver on that ideal. Adobe’s move effectively merges analytics and optimization tools with the content creation stage.The deal gives Adobe an analytics platform it can merge with its content creation products and allow it to get deeper into digital advertising and e-commerce. “An integrated workflow will streamline the creation and delivery of relevant content and applications,” said Adobe in a statement announcing the deal.On the Web, design isn’t simply eye candy, it’s directly tied to performance. “It’s not enough to have a campaign that looks great,” said Heidi Voltmer, group product marketing manager of Adobe’s creative solutions business unit. “You need to measure the ROI, and continually optimize and bring down the costs of creation.”Comments: “[The industry has] been integrating these tags through CMS systems for years. Whether they’re going to automate that with an ‘Omniture-ize This’ button in Dreamweaver will have to be proven out by Adobe.”IMS HealthBuyer: TPG and CPP Investment BoardSeller: IMS Health Price: $4 billion (plus $1.2 billion in debt assumption)Date: November 2009Takeaway: The largest private equity deal of 2009 came in the data market. However, some observers say the price wasn’t high enough. While magazine publishers are scrambling to build out their data business, one 2009 deal showed the potential of data. In November, IMS Health Inc. agreed to an acquisition by private equity firm TPG and the CPP Investment Board—which invests funds of the Canada Pension Plan—for $4 billion cash (plus the assumption of $1.2 billion in debt).IMS Health is a provider of market intelligence, including information, analytics and consulting services to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries worldwide.While the IMS Health sale was one of the largest deals of the year, regardless of market category, many say the sale price wasn’t high enough. The Street.com wrote an article called “IMS is Being Stolen” that criticized the sale by saying IMS is a “cash printing machine” with no competitors that was being sold for far less than its true value.Comments: “The deal of the year.”Congressional QuarterlyBuyer: The Economist GroupSeller: Times Publishing Co. Price: $100 million+Date: July 2009 (closed 3Q 2009)Takeaway: One of the largest magazine deals of the year. In July, The Economist Group said it had agreed to acquire Washington D.C.-based Congressional Quarterly Inc. from Florida’s Times Publishing Co. Congressional Quarterly published CQ Weekly and Governing Magazines and as part of the agreement, CQ joined the Economist Group’s Roll Call in a new unit: The CQ-Roll Call Group.Two months after the acquisition, however, The Economist Group reorganized the CQ-Roll Call Group, eliminating 44 editorial positions across its newsrooms.CQ-Roll Call Group’s editorial operation is now divided into eight new groups: CQ News, Managing CQ Today, CQ Weekly and CQ.com; CQ Legislative Tracking,; Roll Call; Consumer Publishing, which will manage Congress.org and CQPolitics.com; Specialty Publications, including Budget Tracker, HealthBeat and CQ Homeland Security; Copy and Production Desk, a merger of CQ’s Continuous News Desk, copy desks and Web productions desks; Art and Graphics and New Product Development.Comments: “These products have distinct voices but Roll Call and CQ are very complementary in nature.”Governing MagazineBuyer: e.RepublicSeller: Times Publishing Co.Price: NADate: July 2009 (closed 3Q 2009)Takeaway: Print still has a place, even among companies that have done a good job diversifying away from it.One week after agreeing to sell Congressional Quarterly to The Economist Group in July, Florida’s Times Publishing Company said it put Washington, D.C.-based Governing on the block.Governing—along with its Web site and related events properties—was one of three divisions that made up the former Congressional Quarterly group. Governing targets state and city government officials and has a BPA-audited monthly circulation of 80,000.State and local government and education technology publisher e.Republic agreed to purchase Governing, along with its Web site and related events properties, from Times Publishing Group. “We’ve been building up the IT space in terms of state and local government and we feel that acquiring Governing will allow us to get beyond the IT space,” said e.Republic COO Paul Harney. Comments: “When it fits and the core product is solid, print is still an attractive buy.”Savior DealsPerhaps by definition they aren’t “top deals” in terms of purchase price or profile, but what we’re calling the “savior” deal—a magazine publisher that either was closed down or on the brink of closing but was revived by a passionate group of staffers or readers—holds a solid place on the list this year.One example was RBI, which shut down all but one of the 14 magazines published under its Associated Construction Publications group. The titles were quickly snatched up by John White, the group’s former co-owner.Another was Relix, acquired last summer by a group of investors—including a core group of the magazine’s employees.In May, Thomas Publishing licensed the rights to Industrial Equipment News, which shuttered in March, to TCC Media, a group of the magazine’s former staffers. Regional publisher Zivyak Media Group—which owns Berkshire Living—bought defunct San Jose and will relaunch it in 2010. “I couldn’t imagine leaving the 10th largest market in the country without a good looking city book,” says CEO Michael Zivyak.BACK TO M&A REPORT HOME PAGE Bonnier’s Buying SpreeBuyer: Bonnier Corp.Seller: Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.Price: N/ADate: June 2009Takeaway: The dismal economy of 2009 allowed some buyers, Bonnier in particular, to exploit opportunities for distressed titles or brands that no longer fit a seller’s portfolio.Bonnier Corp. announced in June that it acquired five magazines from Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.: American Photo, Boating, Flying, Popular Photography and Sound & Vision. The deal capped a string of acquisitions by Bonnier, which also bought Working Mother Media from MCG Capital and Scuba Diving from F+W in September and December 2008.In Bonnier’s case, the titles, for the most part, represented a good fit with its existing portfolio and positioned the company for growth when the economy regains its footing. “For us, they were very established brands,” said Bonnier CEO Terry Snow. “Boating fit right into our group. The photography books are a new area for us and Sound & Vision will fit right into the Popular Science group. Flying is sort of an outlier, but it’s a strong brand. Our focus has been identifying strong brands that fit with what we’re doing.”last_img read more

 

Sixteen Online Ad Networks To SelfCertify with IAB

first_imgThe Internet Advertising Bureau has said 16 online ad networks have committed to self-certification against IAB’s “Networks & Exchanges Quality Assurance Guidelines,” which provide information for acquiring inventory, contextual taxonomy and targeting, inventory vetting and data disclosure. The guidelines also establish a common vocabulary for targeting and data. A full breakdown of the guidelines is available here.Participating networks include:24/7Real Media GoogleAudienceScience ScanScoutAdify Specific MediaAOL/Advertising.com Traffic MarketplaceBurst Media Tremor MediaCasale Media Yahoo!ContextWeb Inc./ADSDAQ Exchange CPX InteractiveFox Audience Network ValueClick Medialast_img read more

 

In CrossPlatform Quest SPIN Changes Up Roster

first_imgDevin Pedzwater, who led the development of the SPIN Play app, will now act as the SPIN brand creative director. Other moves include Charles Aaron, formerly music editor with the magazine, who will now act as SPIN’s editorial director. He will be responsible for both print and digital properties in this new role. SPIN Magazine sees ad pages fall 26.9 percent for the July issue in year-over-year comparison, dropping from 42.75 pages in July 2010 to 31.25 ad pages in July 2011. SPIN Media announced a new editorial lineup, specifically formed to better serve the cross-platform campaign SPIN put into effect with its release of the iPad SPIN Play app in March.In alignment with this move, SPIN owner Nion McEvoy dismissed Doug Brod, who was editor-in-chief, and Malcolm Campbell, publisher, four years after hiring the pair, according to FOLIO sister site min.Deputy editor Steve Kandell takes over as editor-in-chief, and Mike Albanese is now publisher.  New hires include Jeff Rogers, a Silicone Valley vet who spent 12 years building “large scale web applications for Fortune 500 companies” according to a news statement, joins SPIN as digital general manager, a newly created role. Rogers will manage SPIN’s digital business (including SPIN.com and mobile apps), as well as develop revenue and programming strategies.last_img read more

 

With New GM Hire Thrillist Looks to Expand Beyond Newsletters

first_imgJackThreads, a digital discount shopping club that Thrillist bought two years ago that now has more than 2 million members, will also be expanded with more website content. With projected 2012 revenues in the range of $60 million, Guelton says Thrillist has been profitable for the last five years. The company also secured a $13 million series A round led by Oak Investment Partners. Thrillist, a men’s lifestyle publisher, has hired former Maxim digital editorial director Gene Newman as general manager. The newly created position will execute on a strategy to expand the Thrillist brand as a destination site beyond its email subscription roots.Thrillist, which now has about 3 million daily subscribers, will broaden its locally-based food and drink curation into other categories such as travel, gadgets and sports and entertainment, says Philippe Guelton, the former COO of Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., who became Thrillist’s president in March. (Newman also has ties to Hachette, where he was editorial director of the company’s digital properties.)”We have such a strong authority and loyalty from our audience in our verticals and yet we don’t have a great web experience,” says Guelton. “When it comes to the web, you have so many layers of content you can provide. Our goal is to make every piece of content actionable.”last_img read more

How Kalmbach Turned Two of Its Strengths Into a New Magazine

first_img Drone 360 will be available next month, aiming to serve a growing audience with interest in the small, unmanned aircrafts known as drones. It’ll focus on both individual use cases—tips and tricks content that mirrors the stories you’d find in a hobby title like Bead & Button, another Kalmbach magazine—and the larger conversation and controversy around drone use. “As far as marketing, what made this such great title for us is that, in addition to promoting it through Discover’s distribution channels, we can also cross-promote in our other titles, especially Trains and American Snowmobiler,” George says. “These readers are intensely curious about RC drones. The aerial photography capabilities—getting that birds-eye view—really appeals to them as part of their respective hobbies. “ “We have a product development committee that’s been evaluating a number of opportunities, but this one resonated for me,” says Steve George, editor-in-chief of Discover and editorial director of Drone 360. “Working on Discover, we see a lot of tech trends, and you can’t ignore what a burgeoning industry multi-rotor drones have become. It’s a hobby with enormous potential, and nobody understands passion brands and enthusiast publishing better than Kalmbach. But there’s another component here, which is the promise-and-peril part of drones. These devices have become part of a national discussion.” The $7.99 magazine will have an initial print run of about 35,000 issues, distributed both at newsstands, using Discover’s bipad, and in hobby shops where Discover doesn’t sell, but other Kalmbach hobby titles do. It’ll also be available as a digital edition. Kalmbach is taking the merging-two-worlds approach past content philosophy and applying it to areas like distribution and marketing for Drone 360.center_img With a portfolio that includes magazines like Model Railroader, Astronomy, Scale Auto, and close to a dozen other titles aimed at different types of tinkerers, Kalmbach Publishing is heavily invested in hobbyists. Its biggest title, Discover, focuses on big picture developments in areas like science and technology though. The company’s latest launch is a merging of the two. George notes that the magazine is a single-issue special issue publication (SIP) right now, but says he’s optimistic it’ll be expanded into a quarterly. The 92-page launch issue had a low ad bar, but it’s on pace to outsell its budget, he says.last_img read more

Visitors Tourists to Benefit from Easier Access to Rock Island Arsenal

first_imgRock Island Arsenal last week began recognizing the Illinois driver’s license as a valid form of identification for visitors, relieving state residents of the need to bring additional identification to gain access to the installation located on the Mississippi River between Iowa and Illinois. Illinois — along with Minnesota, Missouri and Washington — previously did not meet the requirements of the REAL ID Act, which established minimum standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards such as a photograph and biographic information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color and address. The law was enacted following a recommendation by the 9/11 commission.In January, the Pentagon directed military installations to stop accepting driver’s licenses and identification cards that did not comply with the REAL ID Act.After Illinois lawmakers recently authorized changes to make driver’s licenses more compliant with the law, though, DOD reversed its decision requiring visitors from the state to provide a second form of identification.The reversal is good news for Illinois residents of the Quad Cities and tourists trying to visit the arsenal.“Every time a visitor is turned away from eagle-watching on the island, or visiting our national and confederate cemeteries, or checking out the wonderful museum, the clock tower or the Col. Davenport sites, it leaves an unfair impression of a community working hard to polish its reputation as a welcoming place to live, work, and visit,” according to an editorial in QCOnline.com.Recognition of the Illinois driver’s license as compliant with the REAL ID Act only lasts through Oct. 10, when the Department of Homeland Security will decide whether to continue accepting it. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Photo Gallery Inside World Of Bluegrass IBMA Awards Festival in Raleigh

first_imgNews Just before Florida’s Flatt Lonesome took the stage Friday at the Red Hat Amplitheatre we caught up with the group’s vocalist and mandolin player Kelsi Robertson Harrigill for an exclusive interview. The talk of the town on Friday night was the First Ladies Of Bluegrass, an all-star band boasting the lineup of Missy Raines, Alison Brown, Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, and Becky Buller with special guests Rhiannon Giddens and Gillian Welch. Check out our exclusive look inside the history-making supergroup, complete with quotes from the pickers themselves.  Join us on-the-ground, backstage and in the front row for the premiere bluegrass event of the year GRAMMYs Sep 28, 2018 – 3:26 pm The International Bluegrass Music Association’s World Of Bluegrass descends upon Raleigh, N.C. this weekend, and the Recording Academy is right there to bring you all the action with exclusive interviews, backstage photos, performance recaps, and more. The festivities kicked off Thursday, Sept. 27 with the IBMA Awards followed by the official Recording Academy Nashville Chapter afterparty at Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre. The exclusive event was emceed by GRAMMY winner Jim Lauderdale and featured an all-star lineup of performers, including Kate Lee & Forrest O’Connor, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, and Special Consensus. Check out some of the highlights from the place to be for bluegrass this weekend, Raleigh, N.C.! Photo Gallery: World Of Bluegrass Festival photo-gallery-inside-world-bluegrass-ibma-awards-festival-raleigh Photo Gallery: Inside World Of Bluegrass, IBMA Awards & Festival in Raleigh Special Consensus delivered a special performance Thursday night at the Recording Academy Nashville Chapter afterparty after taking home IBMA Awards for Album Of The Year for their album Rivers & Roads and Instrumental Recorded Performance their song “Squirrell Hunters.” East Tennessee’s Po’ Ramblin’ Boys returned to the IBMA scene this year after last year’s convention springboarded their career. We sat down with vocalist and mandolin player C.J. Lewendowski for an exclusive interview to hear about their rise in the ranks and how going deeper in to bluegrass’ history helps them push the genre forward.  Facebook Email center_img Exclusive: Billy String Talks ‘Tinfoil & Turmoil,’ Doc Watson, Bluegrass, Heavy Metal & More Read more Kate Lee & Forrest O’Connor and their band took the stage for a special performance featuring Mallory Eagle as well as Geoff Saunders on bass and Brad Bulla on guitar, and we caught up with the crew outside before they took the stage Thursday night for their set at the Recording Academy Nashville Chapter afterparty. Fresh off his win for Fiddle Player Of The Year, Michael Cleveland and his band Flamekeeper burned up the Lincoln Theatre stage Thursday night at the Recording Academy Nashville Chapter afterparty. We sat down to chat with GRAMMY winner Gillian Welch backstage before her performance on Friday as part of the First Ladies Of Bluegrass to talk vinyl, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,” “Look At Miss Ohio,” songwriting, and more. Jim Lauderdale served as the gracious host for Thursday night’s Recording Academy afterparty, and even treated the audience to a few tunes. Twitter Bluegrass supergroup Sister Sadie delivered a top-notch set on Friday reflective of its outstanding group members. Even greater than the sum of its parts, Sister Sadie performed songs from their latest album Sister Sadie ii. We caught up with the band’s bassist Beth Lawrence and banjo player Gena Britt for an exclusive interview during a late-night rehearsal for their IBMA performance. last_img read more

Looking Ahead To 2019 Meta Trends For Music Tech And The Internet

first_img Trends For 2019 In Music, Streaming & Sharing looking-ahead-2019-meta-trends-music-tech-and-internet News Looking Ahead To 2019 Meta Trends For Music, Tech And The Internet Email Facebook https://twitter.com/midiaresearch/status/1064449258152239105 MIDiA Research releases its latest see-the-future report on expecting the unexpected in the year aheadPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 20, 2018 – 4:21 pm What does the future of music hold? Well, opinions vary. But media and technology analysis firm MIDiA Research specializes in seeing the future and on Nov. 16, its managing director Mark Mulligan announced the release of their latest crystal-ball insights for clients. It should come as no surprise that he predicts change ahead, but by nature, digital disruption causes shock and surprise. These changes, however they come to fruition, are bound to influence the business of music and how consumers appreciate their many options.Mulligan blogged short run-downs of nine meta trends that are the basis of more detailed analysis in his firm’s report. He closes with four “long-term structural trends” grouped into one: voice navigation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and augmented reality. The full report treats each of these separately, as to-be-continued items, progressing steadily without raising major disruptions in 2019.The impact of platforms capturing consumer data surfaces in several of the predicted meta trends, including the expectation that European regulators will make an example of some leading platforms, enforcing adequate compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. On thing is for sure, there is no shortage of data. MIDiA predicts that streamlining and simplifying what gets analyzed how must become a trend to counteract the data paralysis caused by too many numbers to crunch together effectively.A related meta trend is that privacy itself will become more of a product. The firm observes that Apple has already staked out a lead in this, to distinguish itself from Facebook and Google.Although privacy issues have had a big impact on politics lately, because of personally targeted ads, this nexus between politics and tech is something MIDiA expects will continue to grow.Just as the way a company handles private data can become a product and a selling point, the same holds true for environmental “green” issues and presumably any issues that resonate with consumer demographics in a big way. While the impact of this on music is uncertain, you can bet more and more companies will choose to align with receptive segments of opinion to boost their brands. Twitter Rights deals are also expected to remain disruptive, though their implications are still unclear. The two main related meta trends identified are major tech companies making original content and digital-first companies offering unexpected varieties of rights deals, both with the potential for massive change next year.For instance, the major internet platforms are wealthy enough to buy entertainment and sports businesses, but even without acquisitions, they are already in a position to embark on their own brand of studio system. An example of this would be a music streaming service operating as a record label, but the sky is the limit for the mix-and-match possibilities so new permutations are expected to arrive in 2019. Success itself will be disruptive because any model that wins quickly with the public is likely to attract mega millions invested in new efforts to compete with it.Perhaps the most relevant to music consumption of all these meta trends is described by MIDiA as “the validation of collective experience.” This is more complicated than it first appears but its essence has similarities to the olden days of live television broadcasts. While personalized internet media can put consumers in a private silo, this will be increasingly balanced by attractive shared experiences enabling people to connect in real time or else miss out. Sharing special times together will become enabled in new versions of “be there or be square,” and the cutting edge of high-tech marketing will seek to innovate unprecedented ways to embrace the moment with one’s peers.MIDiA Research’s clients include billion-dollar brands competing based on innovation. In this changing world, MIDiA’s expert guesswork maps out at least some of what’s ahead for all of us. For each of us, new experiences are in store and the richest companies in the world are competing to supply us with them.How Young Musicians Are Using Instagram As A Music PlatformRead morelast_img read more

Santana Plans Epic 2019 Supernatural Now Tour With The Doobie Brothers

first_img Email For info on all performance dates, visit the band’s site. Tickets for Supernatural Now tour go on sale to the public on Jan. 25, with fan presale beginning Jan. 18.Chaka Khan Reveals First Album In 12 Years Coming Soon, Drops Video For Title Track “Hello Happiness”Read more The GRAMMY-winning group, led by living legend Carlos Santana, has planned a massive year to celebrate both the 20th birthday of the classic Supernatural and the 50th anniversary of their Woodstock performanceAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Jan 16, 2019 – 1:50 pm The GRAMMY-winning legendary guitarist Carlos Santana is ready to make 2019 the year of Santana. He and his band have not only planned multiple headlining festival appearances, but they have also just announced a three-month tour and brand-new music on the horizon. Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jul 19, 2017 – 10:00 am Watch Carlos Santana’s GRAMMY highlights Santana Plans Epic 2019 Supernatural Now Tour With The Doobie Brothers center_img Santana Plans 2019 Supernatural Now Tour santana-plans-epic-2019-supernatural-now-tour-doobie-brothers News Facebook The 2019 Supernatural Now tour will take Santana across North America for 29 shows beginning in Phoenix, Ariz. on June 22. The summer tour stops at plenty of amazing venues—many of them outdoors—including the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin, Tex., closing out on Aug. 25 at the Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, N.Y., one of the only major outdoor venues in the New York metro area. Fellow GRAMMY-winners the Doobie Brothers will be the special guests for all 29 dates.The tour announcement also shares that fans who purchase tickets for the concert, for which the presale begins on Jan. 18, will receive “a new full-length album of highly energetic and hypnotic songs, rhythms, melodies and grooves from Santana.” There is no further information about when this album will be released, but the world will definitely get a taste of new Santana grooves on Jan. 25 when their new EP, In Search of Mona Lisa, drops.In an interview with the iconic guitarist, Rolling Stone reports that this album was inspired by his first trip to the Lourve Museum in 2016 and a connection he felt with the spirit of the famous painting.While Mr. Santana had originally shared being in conversation with organizer Michael Lang to be a part of the official Woodstock 50th celebration, his discussion with the magazine reveals that his band will be performing at the Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival in August, the unofficial 50th anniversary celebration of Woodstock, hosted by Live Nation. The event will take place on the site of the historic festival’s original home, where a young group from San Francisco wowed the large audience with their performance of “Soul Sacrifice.””They have an amphitheater there. I’m going to invite whoever is still here, whether it’s Joan Baez or members from Sly Stone, and I’m going to play Santana music,” he told the publication. “Santana’s going to be the house band, but I want to be able to honor those who are still here and maybe invite rappers like Common or Kendrick Lamar.”The group also has plans for other festival appearances before they embark on their summer tour, including a literal rodeo in Houston on March 13, the New Orleans Jazz Fest on April 26 and BottleRock Napa Festival on May 26, plus several stops in Mexico, including the Pal Norte Festival in Monterrey on March 23. And as if that wasn’t enough evidence that Santana is ready to own 2019, they have extended their limited-run residency at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas.On the band’s site, Mr. Santana shared some thoughts on the significance of both his Woodstock and Supernatural anniversary:”Both were monumental moments in my life. Woodstock and Supernatural took me to places I never dreamed were possible. I embraced those incredible moments in my life with all my heart. Both were supreme lessons in maintaining focus, heart and integrity in every step every day and to strive to better oneself with a high standard on and off the stage. I cannot think of these two moments without thinking about Mr. Bill Graham and Mr. Clive Davis. They are two of many angels in my life that helped shape my career.”Supernatural, with unforgettable songs like “Smooth” featuring Rob Thomas and “Maria Maria” featuring The Product G&B, will turn 20 on June 15. The timeless 1999 album swept the 42nd GRAMMY Awards with eight total wins, including Album Of The Year.last_img read more

Shirley Caesar Honors Aretha Franklin Through Gospel Music

first_imgThe singer performs “Mary, Don’t You Weep” along with Yolanda Adams and BeBe Winans on “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul,” airing on March 10Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Mar 6, 2019 – 1:05 pm GRAMMY-winning gospel icon Shirley Caesar pays tribute to her longtime friend, the late Aretha Franklin, during the “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul” airing on March 10.”Aretha was my friend, we traveled together when we were children, we sang together,” she said. “I am so glad, I am so glad that everybody, that all of these different organizations, if you will, are remembering her because she was such a blessing.” Facebook Shirley Caesar Honors Aretha Franklin Through Gospel Music Email Shirley Caesar Honors Aretha Franklin With Gospel shirley-caesar-honors-aretha-franklin-through-gospel-music Twitter News NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Mar 6, 2019 – 1:02 pm Shirley Caesar Honors Aretha Franklin With Gospel Caesar will pay tribute to the legend’s gospel roots. “Aretha comes from a background of preachers and singers and so she could not help, but be the person that she was when it comes to gospel,” she said.The singer performs “Mary, Don’t You Weep” along with Yolanda Adams and BeBe Winans. She told the Recording Academy backstage during the taping earlier this year: “I know I can’t sing it like her, but I can Caesrize it, you know.”Tune in this weekend to see all the special moments celebrating the icon. “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul” will air on Sun., March 10 at 9 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. CT on CBS.Sneak Peek: Patti LaBelle, John Legend, SZA, Alicia Keys, Common & More Celebrate Aretha Franklinlast_img read more

SCAM ALERT Middlesex Sheriffs Office Alerts Residents To Recent Increase In Jury

first_imgMEDFORD, MA — The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) is warning residents of a new round of scam calls threatening citizens with arrest for failing to appear for jury and/or grand jury service. The MSO has been made aware of dozens of scam calls made to Middlesex County residents over the past week. In one instance, a local resident lost in excess of $1,500 believing the threats made by the scammers were real.On these calls, scammers pose as members of the MSO or court staff. They falsely inform residents that they have missed jury duty and are subject to arrest unless they pay a fine. Frequently, the scammers will ask that residents pay this fine by purchasing a pre-paid debit or gift card and providing the scammer with the card’s code. This allows them to utilize the funds on the card without a trace.“Threatening arrest is a tactic used by these perpetrators to scare innocent residents,” said Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian. “We want everyone to be aware of these scams in order to better protect themselves. Never, under any circumstances, will law enforcement ask you to pay a fine through gift cards.”Anyone who may have received similar calls is encouraged to report them to their local police department and the MSO Digital Forensics Unit at 978-932-3292.  They may also file a complaint online with the Federal Communications Commission using their Consumer Complaint Center.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSCAM ALERT: Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Urges Residents To Be Aware Of Ongoing Jury Duty ScamIn “Police Log”SCAM ALERT: Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Warns Of IRS & Jury Duty Scam CallsIn “Police Log”SCAM ALERT: Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Warns of Ongoing Telephone ScamsIn “Government”last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Olivia Schuh Named To Deans List At University Of Delaware

first_imgNEWARK, DE — Olivia Schuh, of Wilmington, has been named to the University of Delaware’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 semester.To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the University of Delaware.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At University of New EnglandIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Bridgewater State UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”last_img read more

20 Properties Sold In Wilmington In September

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — According to the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds, 20 properties were sold in Wilmington during September 2018:Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related40 Properties Sold In Wilmington In AugustIn “Business”42 Properties Sold In Wilmington In JulyIn “Business”44 Properties Sold In Wilmington In JuneIn “Business”last_img read more