Watch The Revivalists Record Tom Petty Cover For SiriusXM “Jam Files” [Pro-Shot Video]

first_imgEarlier this month, after much anticipation, The Revivalists announced their long-awaited new studio album, Take Good Care, due out on November 9th via Loma Vista Recordings. During the group’s sold-out show at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 13th, the New Orleans-based band first broke the news to fans, who have been eagerly awaiting a follow-up to 2015’s Men Amongst Mountains.Ahead of their upcoming studio release, The Revivalists stopped by SiriusXM‘s Jam On channel to record a “Jam File” session. SiriusXM has given fans a brief glimpse into the in-studio performance, sharing a pro-shot video of The Revivalists’ David Shaw and Zack Feinberg‘s cover of Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers”, the title track off his beloved 1994 album. The release of the video comes the day before the one-year anniversary of Petty’s death last fall.The Revivalists acoustic Sirius XM performance airs at different times all week on Jam On. Head here to see the SiriuxXM Jam On’s weekly schedule. Watch pro-shot video of the Revivalists’ take on Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” below:The Revivalists – “Wildflowers” [Tom Petty cover][Video: SiriusXM]Take Good Care is currently available for pre-order, which comes with instant downloads of hit single “All My Friends” and fan-favorite live staple “You And I” off the forthcoming 14-track LP. Furthermore, the band is currently on the road to hype their new studio effort, with a mix of upcoming headlining dates and fall festivals on their calendar. You can see a list of The Revivalists’ upcoming tour dates below. For more information about Take Good Care or to grab tickets to any of the upcoming shows, head to the band’s website here.The Revivalists Upcoming 2018 Tour Dates:October 2                           Pittsburg, PA @ Stage AEOctober 3                           Columbus, OH @ Express LiveOctober 5                           Black Mountain, NC @ Marcus Kind Band Family Reunion @ PigsahOctober 6                           Bloomingburg, NY @ Catskills Wine & Food FestivalOctober 20                        Dallas, TX @ Toyota Stadium National Soccer Hall of FameOctober 26                        New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music & Arts ExperienceOctober 28                        Live Oak, FL @ Suwanee HulaweenView All Tour Dates[H/T Jambase]last_img read more

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Skelos Corruption Trial: Ex-North Hempstead Pol Testified He Gave Adam Skelos $20K

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A former North Hempstead town councilman said he gave $20,000 to the son of New York State Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) to fulfill an alleged bribe requested by a mutual acquaintance.The ex-councilman, Tom Dwyer, was one of three officials to take the stand Monday as the corruption trial against the senator and his son, Adam, enters its second week at federal court in Manhattan. The other two officials included Glenn Rink, chief operating officer at AbTech Industries, an environmental technology company, and Joseph Strasburg, president of a landlord advocacy group known as the Rent Stabilization Association (RSA).“‘This should get Dean off my back,’” Dwyer testified was the response he got from Charles Durego, general counsel and senior vice president at developer Glenwood Management Corp., after he told Durego that he’d done what Durego had asked by giving Adam a check disguised as payment for work that Adam didn’t perform at Dwyer’s title insurance company, American Land Services (ALS).Dwyer testified that he did as Durego wanted without question because Glenwood was his biggest and most lucrative client—and he didn’t want to lose their business. Dwyer said he thought Durego meant the payment would help Glenwood stay in the state Senate majority leader’s good graces when lobbying the senator on legislation the developer backed.New Hyde Park-based Glenwood, Arizona-based AbTech and Roslyn-based Physicians Reciprocal Insurers are the three companies that the former state Senate majority leader allegedly coerced $300,000 in bribes from in the form of no-show jobs that his son, Adam, was unqualified for, in exchange for illegally manipulating legislation. Both men deny the accusations.Dwyer said the payment to Adam was funded by a commission for title insurance work on an real estate transaction unrelated to Glenwood.“Charlie did not want the payment to Adam to be associated with Glenwood Management,” Dwyer testified. Durego also responded to an email about how the $20,000 was calculated with “not for emails” and later emphasized that point in a phone call, Dwyer recalled.Dwyer met Adam on Feb. 18, 2013 for lunch at Coolfish, a restaurant in Syosset, to give Adam the check in an envelope without discussing its contents, Dywer testified.Tatiana Martins, one of the federal prosecutors trying the case asked: “Had Adam Skelos performed any work for that $20,000?”Dwyer replied: “No.”Defense attorneys and prosecutors noted that Dwyer had lied to federal investigators when first questioned about the money. Dwyer said he made a “big mistake” because he was “extremely nervous,” but a week later he began cooperating and turned over his emails. The defense also questioned Dwyer if he knew about large title insurance work referral fees given to others besides Adam.Dwyer had been a North Hempstead town councilman for more than a decade until he resigned in November 2013. He told Newsday at the time that he left office because he was too busy with his outside work and didn’t want to have any conflicts of interest with his consulting business.During cross examination, Dwyer testified that AbTech officials offered him compensation to be a consultant for the company and find out why Nassau County, which had secured a $12 million contract through Adam, “was not moving quickly.” Dwyer said he learned that the project “wasn’t a priority” for the county.When Strasburg, the RSA president, took the stand, he testified that Leonard Litwin, the billionaire owner of Glenwood, did not share Strasburg’s view that the 421a program—a tax break for developers—would easily be renewed at the same time RSA was lobbying for rent control laws to be renewed without any changes.“He actually thought 421a was in jeopardy,” Strasburg testified, recalling his conversation with Litwin.Rink, CEO and founder of AbTech, took the stand next and recounted how Litwin’s family became investors in his company, which manufactures a product called the smart sponge that removes pollutants from storm water runoff when it’s installed in drainage systems. Rink gave the jury a demonstration of his product, using water he’d contaminated with petroleum products. Martins, the prosecutor, asked that it be noted for the record that the small test tube of water came out clear after passing through the smart sponge.Rink testified that Durego, who had set AbTech up with Adam, told him that their proposed contract was illegal on the grounds that it offered lobbying on a contingent fee basis. It can only be commission based or a flat fee, Durego said in an email read in court. AbTech and Adam signed the contract after making modifications only for how big of a contract Adam must secure before he’d get a raise from $4,000 monthly to $10,000 monthly.Rink is scheduled to continue his direct examination Tuesday, when the jury in a separate federal corruption trial against ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) is expected to begin deliberating in the same courthouse.last_img read more

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Chase Academy inks Ninvalle five –year scholarship

first_imgCARIBBEAN 11yrs and Under boys table tennis champion, Kaysan Ninvalle, has been offered a place at Chase Academy Secondary School.Kaysan Ninvalle won a gold and three silvers at the Caribbean Pre-Cadet champinshipsKaysan Ninvalle won a gold and three silvers at the Caribbean Pre-Cadet champinshipsNinvalle has been given a five-year scholarship to the school, compliments of principal and owner Henry Chase.The national champion secured Guyana’s only gold medal at the recently concluded Caribbean Pre-Cadet s in Jamaica, which added to the three silvers he won in team events at the same tournament. In applauding Ninvalle’s performance, Chase said that it was his civic duty to create a path for the youngster to also excel academically.“Sports and academics must go hand-in-hand and I hope that through this gesture we can find many more institutions doing the same. Our institution prides itself on producing well-rounded individuals and it is apposite that our sportsmen and women are also academically inclined,” Chase noted.Ninvalle won the 11yr and Under title after defeating Trinidadian Jalen Kerr in an epic final. The talented national 11yr and Under and 13yr and Under champion is now scheduled to travel to Peru in October for a specialised Training Camp.Chase Academy joins former West Indies cricket captain Ramnaresh Sarwan, Gizmos and Gadgets,Dexter Garnett,and Colours Boutique;all of whom have supported the Caribbean Champion.last_img read more

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