Looking In On Summer Camp Music Festival’s Opening Day [A Gallery]

first_imgGreensky Bluegrass Gets The Party Started On Summer Camp Fest’s Opening Day [Watch] Stay tuned for more media from Summer Camp throughout this weekend! A full gallery of images can be seen below: The start of Summer Camp Music Festival can only mean one thing: summer festival season is upon us. Running from May 26th through the 29th with dozens of artists, Summer Camp is a truly beloved annual tradition for jam fans everywhere. Its central location in Chillicothe, IL makes it accessible to many, and its solidifed status over Memorial Day weekend only accentuates the festival’s appeal. Couple that with multiple sets from co-owners moe. and Umphrey’s McGee, and you have the makings of a glorious musical celebration.The first day of festivities kicked off with a number of great performances, including sets from Greensky Bluegrass, Future Rock, FlightWave, Aqueous, Chicago Funk Mafia, John Brown’s Body, Jaden Carlson Band, The Werks, Lettuce and more! Check out some photos from day one below, courtesy of Phierce Photography:center_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Chicago Star Brandy Norwood Is Taking Your Questions!

first_imgThere’s a new Broadway headliner taking a seat on the Broadway.com couch! We’ll give you a hint: she just made her Broadway debut, she has a Grammy and she once went to the ball in a golden carriage. New Chicago star Brandy Norwood is heading to Broadway.com HQ to answer your questions about her music, film and TV career, and of course, getting locked up in Cook County Jail on the Great White Way. Submit your questions for Brandy below, then stay tuned to see her answer them in her Ask a Star video feature!<a data-cke-saved-href="https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/zbuverv1y8p7vw/" href="https://broadway.wufoo.com/forms/zbuverv1y8p7vw/">Fill out my Wufoo form!</a> Related Shows Chicago View Comments from $49.50last_img read more

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Top 10 Most-Read Long Island Feature Stories of 2014

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York We at the Press love taking a look at what news stories readers clicked on most in a given year, but that list omits the more fun feature articles the staff wrote.So, here are the top 10 most-read stories covering lighter subjects such as cronuts, trips down memory lane and celebrity interviews—a few of which went more smoothly than others.Here’s to another year of informing, entertaining and educating the opinion leaders of Long Island!10. Cronut Craze Sparks Long Island Donut Pastry (R)evolution Whenever you get to visit some of the top donut spots on Long Island and sample their delicious products, you know it’s a good day at the office. We found a bakery in Huntington that produces lovely croissant donuts, an Italian bakery in Bellmore that specializes in the Inis–a fried zeppole donut filled with connoli cream–and a forward-thinking baker in Greenport whose “Sconut” became the talk of the town. 9. How Long Island’s Culper Spy Ring Helped Washington Beat the BritishBlack petticoats, white handkerchiefs and invisible ink were the tools that enabled the Culper Ring of Long Island spies to help Gen. George Washington turn the tide against the mightiest empire the world had ever seen. The ring linked a courageous farmer in Setauket to an eccentric wealthy merchant in Oyster Bay and the owner of a coffeehouse in Manhattan who published a pro-Tory rag but was actually collecting information on British troop movements. The name was a play on Culpepper County in Virginia, where Washington once worked as a surveyor. After the war was won, Washington came back to Long Island to pay his respects to those whose identities he knew but he never learned that “Culper Jr.,” his most valuable spy, was actually Robert Townsend, whose father’s place, Raynham Hall, still stands in Oyster Bay today. [Read More About George Washington’s Time On Long Island HERE]8. Inside the Blue Angels 2014 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach PracticeEvery year, before the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, daredevil pilots invite local journalists to strap in for a fly-along as the airmen and women do their practice runs. Without fail, someone always pukes. But, that’s half the fun.7. Slavery and Salvation: Long Island’s Underground RailroadHow many slaves came through Long Island to escape their chains may never be known for sure but a growing body of evidence points to the key role that Long Island Quaker “conductors” played on the Underground Railroad, which had as much resemblance to the LIRR as the LIE does today. There were no tracks, just a path to freedom that sometimes ran through places here like the old Maine Maid Inn in Jericho. Certainly the Island had its share of slaves—in fact the Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, which once was the largest working plantation north of the Mason Dixon line, still stands today as a reminder of that long disgraceful period in American history.6. Long Island’s Guitar God Joe Satriani Talks Strange Beautiful MusicGuitar virtuoso and Carle Place-native Joe Satriani chatted with the Press about growing up on Long Island, passing on his prodigious skills to such notable guitar giants as Steve Vai, and musicians from such varied bands as Metallica, Third Eye Blind, and Counting Crows. Satriani’s inspired rock memoir Strange, Beautiful Music and the accompanying box set documents his meteoric rise to legend status, yet in an exclusive interview, Satch revealed what was behind his monstrous talent: a humble, intelligent, extremely nice guy. That is, until you get him talking about Chickenfoot bandmate Sammy Hagar…5. Where Brentwood is Today Once Stood Long Island’s Own UtopiaToday’s Brentwood residents can be forgiven if they’ve forgotten that their community was once known as Modern Times, a utopian experiment in communal living with no jail, no judge and no police, since the name was changed 150 years ago while the Civil War was raging. The most visible reminder of that halcyon period, when “free love” reigned there for 13 years, is the wooden octagonal school house, built in 1857, now on the grounds of the Brentwood school district and listed in the National Register of Historic Places.4. Beach Hacks: An Insider’s Guide to Long Island BeachesDid you know that there are more oceanside places to lay out on the sand on Long Island’s South Shore other than Jones Beach? If you answered no, you probably need to read this roundup of lesser-known beach spots. You’re welcome.3. Jim Breuer, Long Island’s Former Bay Boy Jokester, Opens Up About Life, God and Heavy MetalThis portrait of SNL alum and Valley Stream-born comedian Jim Breuer took a deep turn when, over a cup of Joe in a coffee joint in Breuer’s current hometown in New Jersey, the comic opened up about his relationship with his wife, his dedication to his family, including his father who passed away earlier this year, and God. Of course, he still managed to work in his raw observational humor and the love of hard rock that inspired his many metal born friendships and the rock album he recently recorded (on Long Island!)2. My Squashed Interview With Steve Madden, Shoe Guru Turned Ex-ConvictIn the squashed interview that turned into a user’s guide for P.R. professionals on exactly what not to do, Press writer Jaime Franchi’s attempt to meet up for a scheduled one-on-one with the shoe-guru-turned-criminal-turned-shoe-guru-again became a handler’s nightmare when at first his marketing director tried to control the pre-scheduled questions, then cancelled the interview last minute, and then lied about Madden being stuck in traffic for a mall appearance. This unprofessionalism just might have been influenced by a story we’d published a few weeks before profiling the victims that fell prey to Madden and fellow Long Islander Jordan Belford’s scam that landed them in prison and inspired the film The Wolf of Wall Street [Read That Story HERE]. 1. My Not-So-Psychic Experience With Long Island Medium Theresa CaputoIn the most read story of 2014, Press writer Jaime Franchi tried to suspend her disbelief during a performance of the Long Island Medium at the NYCB Westbury theater. Alas, while she found Caputo sassy and entertaining, her attempts to connect audience members with those on the other side seemed almost completely contrived and, more often than not, fell flat. Does Thesera Caputo communicate with the dead? Quite possibly. Did she on the night that our writer observed her show? Um. No.last_img read more

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Murray pulls out of exhibition match this afternoon

first_imgAndy Murray has pulled out of an exhibition match this afternoon because of a sore hip – just under a week before he begins his Wimbledon title defence.The world number one was due to play Frenchman Lucas Pouille at the Hurlingham Club in London.Murray’s withdrawal is said to be a precaution – and he could still play another scheduled exhibition on Friday. Photo: © pixabaylast_img

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