AEG Live Is Buying Bowery Presents To Corner The NYC Market

first_imgAfter Governors Ball sold themselves to Live Nation, another of the major independent groups in New York has gone corporate. According to sources reporting to Billboard, the beloved Bowery Presents promoters just finished a three-year negotiation and will be sold off to AEG Live.Bowery owns and operates a number of venues in the Northeast, including Bowery Ballroom, Mercury Lounge, Rough Trade and Music Hall of Williamsburg. They also put on shows at various venues, ranging from Brooklyn Bowl to Madison Square Garden. Furthermore, they also have expanded outside of NYC, putting on shows in Albany, Boston, Philadelphia, and Portland, ME. They also have a Bowery South division that works in Atlanta, Birmingham, and New Orleans.Bowery was founded in 2004, and is operated by both former Live Nation president Jim Glancy and co-founder John Moore. Their business model has focused on establishing relationships with smaller acts, as opposed to the aggressive bidding wars of the major event producers. Since they have built up so many strong relationships, it will be difficult to see them go.While the deal has not been officially announced, Billboard’s report says that it will be by the end of the month.last_img read more

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HE is the ‘mother’.

first_imgThe Catechesis of Caroline 23 Feb 2013Remember how everyone scoffed at the idea that following ‘same-sex marriage’, the next step would be to follow in the footsteps of Spain and replace the terms of ‘mother’ and ‘father’ with Progenitor A and Progenitor B? It would appear that, Elton John and David Furnish have decided to lead the way by declaring that David Furnish is the ‘mother’ on the birth certificate of their new baby son, Elijah as well as their elder son Zachary. That’s right – David Furnish is officially recognised as a mother, despite the fact that he isn’t, he never can be given that he possesses entirely the wrong set of equipment. So not content with redefining marriage, we now need to redefine motherhood and fatherhood into one homogenous mass known as parenthood. Or is it that David Furnish recognises the importance of a mother, just as the LGBT lobby recognise the importance of marriage and has decided to reclaim it for himself? After all, why should motherhood be restricted to women on account of their sexual organs and reproductive ability? Isn’t that rather sexist? This is why we see the overlap between queer theory and feminism, because by declaring that gender is a separate entity to sex and performative in nature, it paves the way for boys to be girls, men to be mothers, girls to be fathers and vice-versa and everybody gets an excuse to indulge their own notions of self-identity.http://carolinefarrow.com/2013/02/23/a-fantastic-infrastructure/last_img read more

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De Kock, Amla smash unbeaten tons in Proteas 10-wicket win

first_imgKIMBERLEY, South Africa (Reuters) – Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla smashed unbeaten centuries as South Africa cruised to a record-breaking 10-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the first One-Day International at the Diamond Oval on Sunday.Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat on a flat wicket, setting their hosts a below-par 279 to win. South Africa reached 282 without the loss of a wicket and with 43 balls to spare.It was the seventh time that South Africa have won an ODI by 10 wickets and the third time they have achieved this against Bangladesh. It was, however, the highest total chased by any team to win by 10 wickets.De Kock was the chief aggressor with 168 from 145 balls for a 13th ODI century that included 21 fours and two sixes.Amla struck eight fours in his 110 from 112 balls, his 26th ODI ton, as the pair put on a South African record partnership for any wicket in the 50-over format.Bangladesh’s innings of 278 for seven was underpinned by a fifth ODI century for Mushfiqur Rahim (110 from 116 balls), who became the first player from his country to score a ton against South Africa in any format.Home seamer Kagiso Rabada was the pick of the bowlers with figures of four for 43 in his 10 overs.The second match in the three-game series will be played on Wednesday in Paarl, with the final game in East London on Oct. 22.Caption..Mushfiqur Rahim became the first Bangladeshi to hit a hundred against South Africa in international cricket ©AFPBangladesh InningsImrul Kayes c de Kock b Pretorius 31Liton Das c du Plessis b Rabada 21Shakib Al Hasan c Amla b Tahir 29Mushfiqur Rahim not out 110Mahmudullah c Miller b Pretorius 26Sabbir Rahman c Paterson b Rabada 19Nasir Hossain c Amla b Rabada 11Mohammad Saifuddin c Paterson b Rabada 16Extras (lb-5 w-10) 15Total (for 7 wickets, 50 overs) 278Fall of wickets: 1-43 L. Das,2-67 I. Kayes,3-126 S. Al Hasan,4-195 Mahmudullah,5-237 Sa. Rahman,6-253 Nas. Hossain,7-278 M. SaifuddinDid not bat: M. Mortaza, T. Ahmed, R. HossainBowling: K. Rabada 10 – 1 – 43 – 4(w-5),D. Paterson 9 – 0 – 69 – 0,I. Tahir 10 – 0 – 45 – 1,D. Pretorius 10 – 0 – 48 – 2(w-1),A. Phehlukwayo 10 – 0 – 60 – 0(w-4),J. Duminy 1 – 0 – 8 – 0SOUTH AFRICA InningsQ. de Kock not out 168H. Amla not out 110Extras (w-4) 4Total (for no loss, 42.5 overs) 282Fall of wickets:Did not bat: F. du Plessis, A. de Villiers, D. Miller, J. Duminy, D. Pretorius, A. Phehlukwayo, K. Rabada, D. Paterson, I. TahirBowling: Rubel Hossain 6 – 0 – 37 – 0, Mashrafe Mortaza 8.5 – 0 – 50 – 0,Taskin Ahmed 8 – 0 – 61 – 0(w-1),Shakib Al Hasan 8 – 0 – 48 – 0(w-2),Mohammad Saifuddin 5 – 0 – 46 – 0, Nasir Hossain 5 – 0 – 29 – 0(w-1),Mahmudullah 2 – 0 – 11 – 0.last_img read more

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