Kung Fu Debuts Funky New Original ‘Scorpion’ In Buffalo [Watch]

first_img@Buffalo_FM #brandnew Kung Fu 31m in! Penned by @beausasser #Scorpion only here on #Twitter and linked accounts! Lol!— Kung Fu (@KungFuTunes) June 1, 2016 Last night, funk warriors Kung Fu and The New Mastersounds hit the Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo, NY for the first of a short run of shows together. The two bands are staples in the live funk scene; their fusion only made this show even more exciting.One of the many highlights from the performance was a brand new song debuted by Kung Fu. Titled “Scorpion,” the funky new groove was written by new keyboardist Beau Sasser. Thankfully, with Buffalo.FM live streaming the entire show, we can tune in and catch the new song!“Scorpion” kicks in around the 31-minute mark! Check out the new song and the full show, with sets from both Kung Fu and The New Mastersounds, below.last_img read more

West End’s From Here to Eternity Cuts Forever Short

first_img View Comments The musical’s ensemble features Keisha Amponsa Banson, Marc Antolin, Julie Armstrong, James Ballanger, John Brannoch, Abigail Climer, Brian Doherty, Jessica Ellen, Dale Evans, Shimi Goodman, Kirby Hughes, Lauren Ingram, Dean John-Wilson, Joshua Lacey, Carolyn Maitland, Nuno Queimado, Lucinda Shaw, Warren Sollars, David Stoller, Rebecca Sutherland, Laura Tyrer, Adam Vaughan, Lauren Varnham, Stephen Webb and Matthew Wesley. The West End stage adaptation of From Here to Eternity, starring Robert Lonsdale and Siubhan Harrison, will now close on March 29—it had previously announced it would shutter on April 26. The musical, featuring a book by Bill Oakes, music by Stuart Brayson and lyrics by Tony and Oscar winner Tim Rice, began previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre on September 30 and opened on October 23, directed by Tamara Harvey. Londoncenter_img Based on James Jones’ 1951 novel and the 1953 Oscar-winning film, From Here to Eternity chronicles the lives of a group of privates on an army base in 1941 Hawaii. In addition to Lonsdale as Private Prewitt and Harrison as club girl Lorene, the cast of the show includes Darius Campbell as Warden, Rebecca Thornhill as Karen and Ryan Sampson as Maggio. The creative team for From Here to Eternity includes design by Soutra Gilmour, choreography by Javier De Frutos, lighting by Bruno Poet, sound by Mick Potter and orchestrations/musical supervision by David White.last_img read more

Govt prepares strategies to revive domestic tourism during ‘new normal’

first_img“Health protocols should be properly implemented in the field because of the high risk of infection. If an imported case occurs, it will be difficult to fix a bad image of the tourism area.”Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio said his ministry had prepared standard operational procedures (SOP) for various sectors in tourism and the creative economy.The ministry has also coordinated with flagship carrier Garuda Indonesia and hotels to prepare packages at low prices to attract tourists as destinations reopen.Read also: In absence of tourists, pleasure ships sink at Labuan Bajo Port“We are synchronizing the plan with other ministries, institutions and task forces,” Wishnutama said after the Cabinet meeting, predicting that the tourism sector would have about one month to prepare after regions applied the “new normal” phase.He added that the ministry would coordinate with regional heads to disseminate information about the programs and to conduct simulations and trials of the new procedures prior to the “new normal”.Wishnutama said the ministry had prioritized quality over quantity as well as the importance of tourist hygiene, health and safety even before the pandemic. The ministry would prioritize domestic tourism during the “new normal”.Topics : President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on the Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry to prepare “special strategies” to revive domestic tourism in regions safe from COVID-19 for the transition to the so-called “new normal”.However, Jokowi has asked the ministry not to rush to open tourist areas, urging it to gradually identify which areas are ready. The President has said tourist destinations should have COVID-19 basic reproduction rates, or R0, below one to be eligible for reopening.“I ask the Tourism [and Creative Economy] Ministry to prepare promotional programs for tourist attractions and local products. We should closely monitor conditions before opening [tourist areas] so visitors can travel safely,” the President said during a Cabinet meeting on Thursday. He reminded his Cabinet that the COVID-19 outbreak would change tourism trends, with issues such as hygiene, safety and security becoming major considerations for travelers.Read also: Health protocols to be priority in tourism recovery strategy: OfficialsThe disease, Jokowi added, would also shift entertainment demand to options such as solo tours, wellness tours, virtual tours and “staycations”.“[Tourism] actors must really anticipate the trends and must investigate which direction [the tourism sector] will go. We must innovate, improve and quickly adapt to the trends that are likely to occur in global tourism,” said Jokowi.last_img read more

Mermaid Beach unit attracts strong interest

first_img8/93 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.Mr Maguire said the property had originally been listed for sale at $1.2 million.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHe said there had been strong interest in the apartment with three-bedroom beachfront apartments often difficult to find for buyers.“In this case the buyer was from Brisbane and he had lived at the Paloma building during the 1990s, so he knew the benefits of the building’s location,’’ Mr Maguire said.“He drove down to the Gold Coast for the first open house and made an offer on the sameday.” 8/93 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.A BRISBANE buyer who lived in an apartment building on the Gold Coast in the 1990s has bought back into the same building more than 20 years later.The east-facing apartment in the Paloma building at 8/93 Albatross Ave sold for $1.25 million through Matt Maguire of John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach. 8/93 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.The Paloma development sits on a 2428 sqm site and has 37m of beachfront.The buyer intends to use the apartment as a weekender and as a holiday home.“The apartment is in excellent condition and offered the buyer the epitome of the Mermaid Beach lifestyle,’’ he said.“Mermaid Beach is really one of the Gold Coast’s best locations because it is so close to everything including shopping, night-life and restaurants and yet it still retains a strong beachfront community feel.”center_img 8/93 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.last_img read more

New-look squads ready for rematch

first_imgNobody likes losing at home, and it’s even worse to be blown out. That’s exactly what the Ohio State Buckeyes did to the Wisconsin Badgers when they visited the Kohl Center last month.Wisconsin (18-8, 7-6 Big Ten) was embarrassed at home, losing by 23 points. Standout guard Jolene Anderson was the team’s only player in double figures, scoring 25 points.”The first time we played them, it was one and done,” Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone said. “We took very fast shots. Our shot selection was poor. The poor shot selection filters through the team. If you get one in double figures, you’re lucky. We need some balanced scoring.””Obviously Jolene’s an awesome player,” freshman forward Mariah Dunham said. “She’s got a nose for the ball. We just all need to be around her and help her out when she’s working her butt off. We all need to step up our games.”Unlike the Badgers, the Buckeyes (23-1, 12-0 Big Ten) have not tasted defeat on their home court this year, posting a dominant 14-0 on the season. Dunham says her team realizes what Ohio State has been able to do at home, but they are ready for the test.”It’s definitely a challenge, but you’ve just got to rise up to the challenge,” Dunham said. “We just gotta compete. It is another game, but at the same time, we’re playing for something this year. It’s not just to get by. We definitely need to bring our game.”Stone hopes to learn lessons not only from the team’s prior meeting with OSU, but also from an earlier matchup with Indiana, in which her squad was forced into 20 turnovers. In both games, her players lacked patience on offense and found themselves forcing bad shots.”We’re a different team now,” Stone said. “I think we’re a little bit more patient offensively; we’re not taking as quick of shots. I think [there were] lessons learned at Indiana in terms of pressure defense causing us to have turnovers and then [taking] quick shots to try to get back in it. I think we’ve learned our lesson from that game.”The No. 4 Buckeyes will be without senior guard Brandie Hoskins, the team’s second leading scorer, who ranks eighth in the conference in scoring average with 14.3 points per game. Hoskins suffered a foot injury in the team’s game against Minnesota last Thursday and is out for the remainder of the season.”They’re still certainly very talented,” Stone said. “Certainly, she’s been instrumental in their success, and she’ll be a great professional player. “I would say that Brandie was their emotional leader. … They’re a little bit different, but they’re very, very talented. Their depth is a key reason as to why they’re as successful as they are.”Without Hoskins in the lineup for Jim Foster’s team, Ohio State will look for center Jessica Davenport to carry the load. The 6-foot-5 senior leads the Big Ten in scoring, averaging 19 points a game. Her defense is equally as intimidating, where she blocks 3.3 shots per game — the fifth best in the country. “She’s got a long wingspan, and she posts the block really strong,” UW forward Caitlin Gibson said. “She’s a target for them. She’s just an amazing player, and they work well together as a team, too.”Without Hoskins, however, Stone sees opportunities for other Buckeye players besides Davenport to step up and make an impact.”I think they always rely on Davenport,” Stone said. “I think they’re now relying on other people to fill the gaps. (Sophomore forward) Star Allen has picked up that area. Obviously, (junior guard) Marscilla Packer is unbelievable from 3-point range. They’ve got some nice depth inside. They’re balanced and they’re well-coached. We’re going to go in there full-strength and do the best that we can.”Realizing that the team came out flat in their previous game against the high-scoring Buckeyes, Dunham feels the Badgers’ mentality in this game will make the difference.”We just need to play team basketball,” Dunham said. “We definitely have to run the floor, and we definitely have to actually play defense this time. Last time we didn’t really accomplish any of our goals.”Tonight’s game will give the Badgers a chance to make a statement and perhaps even come away with an upset victory on the road.”The way we’re playing, I feel very good about our team and our chances,” Stone said. “We play to win every game we play.”last_img read more

WINTER TRANSFER- Barcelona Drops Ighalo Interest for Congolese Forward

first_imgBy Femi SolajaThe dream of Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo, to play for FC Barcelona has vanished following the absence of his name in the final three short list of strikers the club aims to sign this winter transfer.Although Ighalo had hoped to return to English Premiership or any other top league in Europe, it was the interest shown by the Catalan side 10 days ago that ignite his ambition of becoming Nigeria’s highest profiled player in the current Super Eagles make-up. Odion Ighalo The Catalan club is desperately in need of a back up striker since the exit of Munir El Haddadi to Sevilla.But last night, the former UEFA Champions League champion, according to Diaro Sports, have narrowed their shortlist to three players with DR Congo international striker, Cedric Bakambu who previously played for Villarreal FC as the main target with ‘out of favour FC Chelsea striker, Alvaro Morata and Calos Vela as the other choices in reckoning.Bakambu is currently a player of Beijing Sinobo Guoan in the Chinese Super League. He was signed on for €40 million. The striker is one of the best paid foreign players in China.Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, is said to be interested in the player because his skills sooth the team’s style of play.With 10 days to the end of the transfer window, the Spanish giants are reported to be pressurizing the player to hand over transfer request to his present employer to facilitate smooth switch to Camp Nou.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more