Azhe Turner, dance director of the 2HOT4U dance team and one of the organizers of the event held at the outdoor Arbor Hill Sports Complex, said they had received the green light from the Albany County Department of Health ahead of time, under the condition that attendees social distance and wear masks. She pointed to presence from Albany police officers as proof the city had been notified about the event.… Read More
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Award winners were led by hip hop artist Casper Marcus and jazz vocalist Sonja Gustafson, who each won their fourth London Music Award.
London brothers Bert, Joe and John Niosi from the big band era and R&B singer Grant Smith of Grant Smith and The Power were inducted into the Forest City London Music Hall of Fame.
Lifetime achievement awards were given to the late Martin Boundy, a British-born conductor and organist who led a number of music groups in London, and Terry McManus, a retired professor at Fanshawe College’s Music Industry Arts program, artist manager, musician and songwriter.
The SoundCheck for Success panels and workshops were fully booked (no charge, but limited to 60 people each) and included some of the most renowned producers and music makers in Canada and the U.S., led by Ken Caillat, co-producer of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, one of the best-selling albums
As the Emmys have risen to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, so too have the events surrounding the annual awards show. Gifting suites — where talent interact with and receive products in exchange for potential photo placements and mentions — have been a staple of awards season for decades, a chance for brands to get valuable exposure via A-list talent. With no in-person awards show this year, the organizers behind the official Emmys gifting suite for the last seven years told TheWrap they did not want to hold one this year out of an abundance of caution for the talent, vendors and workers associated with such an event. They hope to return next year, circumstances permitting. Also Read: Will the Emmy Awards Have a Red Carpet This Year? While not an official event, events producer Debbie Durkin has held her end-of-summer EcoLuxe lounge for the last 14 years
Two of the organizers for recently canceled events in Newport said it’s becoming impossible to plan and replan events as groups try to meet safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Trying to plan anything at this point is an exercise in futility,” said Frank Campbell, president of Newport Revitalization and Preservation Society. It recently had to cancel its Firecracker 5K fun run, benefitting community groups.
Early this summer, NRPS also had to cancel its annual Canal Day due to coronavirus concerns. Canal Day, which was to be held Oct. 3, has been a tradition in the borough for more than 20 years to bring people together for a street fair celebrating Newport’s history as a canal town in the 1800s.
Campbell and his daughter Laura Campbell, an NRPS board member, were instrumental in planning both events. They were disheartened by the cancellations, but felt there really was no choice.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators defied police warnings and occupied a historic field in Thailand’s capital on Saturday to support the demands of a student-led protest movement for new elections and reform of the monarchy.
A fiery late-night speech with harsh criticisms of the royal institution set the crowd abuzz, even though the country has a harsh law that mandates a three- to 15-year prison term for defaming the monarchy.
The speaker, Arnon Nampha, is a lawyer who broke the taboo on criticism of the monarchy ahead of the pack at a small rally in early August with some mild questions about the institution.
He recalled Saturday night how the crowd went silent on that occasion, and compared its reaction to the much more enthusiastic reception he was now receiving for significantly more strident remarks.
The protesters, whose rally was continuing past midnight, have more activities planned for Sunday.
After being removed from the speaking roster at the city’s now cancelled sustainability conference, climate change skeptic Patrick Moore found a new platform thanks to right-wing media outlet Rebel News.
Moore’s new speaking event was originally scheduled to take place at the Conexus Arts Centre on May 19. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The event was postponed to Sept 16, and now has a new date of Nov. 18.
In an update posted on EventBrite , Rebel News founder Ezra Levant said he’s been “wrestling” with how to proceed given restrictions on gatherings. The current public health order prohibits indoor private and public gatherings of over 30 people, except in situations where two-metre distancing can be maintained, or where people are dispersed into separate rooms or buildings.
“We’re hoping that between now and November 18th, public health authorities can find a proper
Marchers in support of Black Lives Matter in Englewood Cliffs on Friday, September 4, 2020.
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS — The Borough Council on Wednesday took the first step to amend an ordinance that allows for organizers to be billed for police overtime for events protected by the First Amendment.
The move came a week after the borough found itself at the center of a firestorm for sending a bill to an 18-year-old resident who organized a Black Lives Matter protest over the summer.
The amended ordinance, if approved in October, will provide exemptions to charitable, religious and First Amendment-protected events from the current billing rules.
A $2,499 bill sent to protest organizer Emily Gil, which has since been rescinded, caused turmoil throughout the council meeting Wednesday night, punctuated by a councilman calling the mayor a racist. It was also brought up during the hours of public comment.
Lorain County, Ohio — With so many events canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many have been wondering what will happen with Halloween. Thankfully, the virus is not going to scare away trick-or-treating as it’s on schedule in all three cities in our coverage area. Trick-or-Treat will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville. Halloween would seem to be the ideal holiday to celebrate during the pandemic given we are all already wearing masks. Daylight Saving Time also ends that evening and we turn the clocks back Nov. 1.
Lorain County mayors recently met with officials from Lorain Public Health to discuss how cities can safely move forward with plans for trick-or-treating. The mayors will continue to consult
Dubai: An Italian company is acquiring the organiser of events such as Dubai Muscle Show and Dubai Active. The deal sees Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) pick up HBG Events based in the UAE.
Launched in 2016, the Dubai Active, Dubai Active Industry and Dubai Muscle shows are rated as the “largest fitness event in the Middle East”. Discussions about the buyout started before the 2019 edition, which was held over an area covering 18,500 square meters and attracted more than 25,000 fitness professionals and enthusiasts.
For 15 years, IEG has been organizing Rimini Wellness in Italy, which has developed into one of the largest of its kind covering 170,000 square meters indoor and outdoor with over 200,000 attendees. IEG now sees the acquisition of HBG Events as the first step towards creating a worldwide network of fitness events under the aegis of Rimini Wellness.
According to Corrado Peraboni, CEO of