The Kinks’ Ray Davies Was Knighted By The Queen Of England

first_imgCongratulations to Ray Davies… or should we say Sir Ray Davies! The guitarist/vocalist of The Kinks was knighted by the Queen of England as part of her New Year Honours list, recognizing his career in the arts.Davies told the BBC, “Initially I felt a mixture of surprise, humility, joy and a bit embarrassed but after thinking about it, I accept this for my family and fans as well as everyone who has inspired me to write.”He joins an elite list of British rock musicians to be knighted, including Elton John, Paul McCartney, and Mick Jagger.last_img read more

Okeechobee Announces Snoop Dogg PoWoW! Lineup Featuring The Roots, Chaka Khan, & More

first_imgToday, the upcoming third annual Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival annouced the highly anticipated lineup for the event’s annual all-star jam session, dubbed the “PowWoW!” In addition to the session’s previously announced maestro–the one and only Snoop (Doggy) Dogg, this year’s Okeechobee PoWoW! will be held down throughout by the best backing band in the business, the legendary Roots crew.A long list of artists from the worlds hip-hop, funk, soul, and beyond will join Snoop and The Roots onstage throughout the jam, including the “Queen of Funk,” Chaka Khan​. Rounding out the stacked PoWoW! lineup will be young hip-hop superstar Joey Bada$$​, Big Gigantic saxophonist Dominic Lalli​, exceptionally talented New Orleans’ multi-instrumentalist Trombone Shorty​, and organ guru Cory Henry (formerly of Snarky Puppy)​. Of course, as is customary for the Okeechobee PoWoW!, additional surprise guests are sure to make appearances during the set as well.Last year’s collaboration with Solange, Michael McDonald, Gallant, Griz, Allen Stone, Vulfpeck, Eric Krasno, members of Lawrence & more reimagined McDonald and Kenny Loggins‘ hit “What A Fool Believes” and much more. At the inaugural Okeechobee weekend in 2016, Miguel and Win Butler of Arcade Fire, along with John Oates (of Hall & Oates), Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Kamasi Washington created their own versions of David Bowie’s “Fame” and Drake’s “Hotline Bling”.Located in the heart of Florida, sitting between Miami, Tampa and Orlando, Sunshine Grove spans across 800-acres of pristine grasslands, clear lakes, and exotic tropical woodlands. The diverse, multi-genre festival celebrates the start of Spring with both world renowned and on the rise performers, art installations, yoga, meditation, local culinary treats and more.As Okeechobee Festival enters its third year on the heels of two sold out weekends in 2017 and 2016, respectively, it has quickly grown to be the largest independent festival in the Southeast and the first major destination of the festival season.Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is set to take place from Thursday, March 1st – Sunday, March 4th at Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, FL. To purchase your weekend ticket for Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, head to the event website.last_img read more

STAG ‘Skills for Gold’ 7-A-Side tournament kicks off tonight at the #5 Ground

first_imgSIXTEEN teams will begin the journey tonight in their attempt to claim $200 000 and 10 gold rings, when the STAG Beer ‘Skills for Gold’ 7-A-Side football tournament kicks off at the #5 Ground with a triple-header.In the opening game tonight from 18:00hrs, Golden Grove will take on Mahaicony FC, while Rosignol U-20 will come up against Lichfield Net Rockers. In the evening’s final game, Monedderlust A will tackle Orealla Falcons.One of the ten rings which are up for grabs in the STAG ‘Skills for Gold’ tournament“Football is a big deal in West Coast Berbice and we believe that this tournament will be big and is the first of many to come,” said promoter Borris Ross at a press conference hosted at Ansa McAl’s Beterverwagting (BV) head office yesterday.Ross told reporters that along with some friends, the concept of the tournament was actually birthed in a barber shop, with the aim being to bring back football to the West Coast Berbice area.According to Ross, making the prize for the tournament attractive is one way of bringing out the best of the teams and players. The ten gold rings, the organisers stated, are valued at $25 000 each.The team finishing second will pocked $100 000 and also receive ten silver rings. Teams finishing third and fourth are set to collect with $50 000 and $25 000 respectively.Lyndon Henry, STAG Beer brand representative, said that Ansa McAl was, as usual, happy to be on board, adding “this is what we do as a company and this sponsorship reflects Ansa McAl’s eagerness to help develop sports in Guyana.”The Number 5 Ground will be the venue used for the tournament, which wraps up on December 30.last_img read more

BetConstruct powers Online Betting Ltd through ProgressPlay

first_img StumbleUpon Evolution Gaming tables ‘game changing’ €1.8bn buyout of NetEnt  June 24, 2020 Related Articles Share Share VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 BetConstruct has powered the launch of Online Betting Ltd through white label gaming platform provider ProgressPlay. Online Betting Ltd is available now at https://onlinebetting.ltd.uk, while an iOS app is expected to launch before the end of 2019.Through BetConstruct, the new betting brand offers more than 55,000 pre-match events and 30,000+ live matches every month across 140 different sports.Online Betting Ltd Marketing Director Andrew Ward said: “We’re thrilled to launch Online Betting Ltd in the UK with the best suppliers in the business and look forward to becoming a key player in the market. We believe that our brand and partners have the ability to really compete in this highly competitive space.”Online Betting Ltd chose to go with the white label from ProgressPlay after a lengthy process to find the best all in one solution for both sports betting and online casino.The ProgressPlay solution pairs the extensive sports event coverage with a “fully loaded” online casino featuring games from leading suppliers such as NetEnt and Inspired.ProgressPlay is led by long-term CEO Itai Lowenstein, who spent five years with 888 in the early part of his career (2002-07), serving as Head of Promotions, Head of Operation and Casino Director. He also spent three years (2009-12) as CEO of Kamay Holdings, the owner of sites including LuckyAce Poker, LuckyAce Casino and Supro Casino. Submit New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020last_img read more