Olympia Celebrates National Arts Month with a Fresh Roster of Upcoming…

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0May is National Arts Month, and while Olympia kicked off its big celebration with Arts Walk last month, the city’s theaters have released a whole bunch of new plays to kick off the Summer season. Many of these performances will debut this week, however if you cannot make it out for opening night, many of them will continue throughout the remainder of the month.Unexpected Tenderness State Theater (202 4th Avenue East
Olympia, WA 98501) Runs from Thursday May 5th – Saturday May 28th:It’s the 1950s, and Roddy Stern is growing up in a family that is dominated by his compulsively jealous father, who lurks outside his own house in hopes of catching his wife with other men. His father’s comedic suspicions and bursts of anger are at times ignored, and or tearfully forgiven by the mother, sister, and bickering grandparents, while Roddy takes the brunt of his father’s problems. On the surface, “Unexpected Tenderness” is a charming family comedy. But it is punctuated by a tragic complexity that is at times shocking, endearing and uplifting.Rush Tickets cost $12 – $15 and are available at their ticket office 1/2 hour before curtain. Otherwise, tickets can be purchased online via their website: www.harlequinproductions.org or by calling their box office ahead of time at (360) 786-0151Coppelia Washington Center for the Performing Arts (512 Washington Street SE Olympia, WA 98501) Runs from Friday May 6th – Sunday May 8th:“Coppelia” is a charming ballet about a little doll that comes to life. It is sure to be a hit with adults and children alike. Performances are on May 6th at 7:30 PM, May 7th at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM and on May 8th at 2:00 PM.Tickets cost between $18.50 – $28.50, plus the Washington Center’s $2.50 service fee. Information is also available at www.balletnorthwest.org.Fame Capital Playhouse (612 E 4th Street Olympia, WA 98504) Runs from Thursday May 5ht – Saturday May 28th:The hit motion picture Fame has made its way to the stage of the Capital Theater! Set in the early 1980s, the story follows a group of students attending New York City’s High School for the Performing Arts, as they commit themselves to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. The play explores many of the issues that confront young people today: prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, and perseverance.Join the Theater as they celebrate their 25th anniversary of providing education in the art of musical theatre to the youth of our community with this reunion of past and present student performers.Performances are on Wednesdays through Saturdays. Please check their website for specific performance dates and times: www.capitalplayhouse.comTickets cost between $33-$39 for adults and between $28-$34 seniors and youth.Unexpected TendernessCREDIT: www.dance.owu.netCoppeliaCREDIT: www.ballet.co.uklast_img read more

So You Want Fitness Results?

first_imgSubmitted by Fitness AblazeEveryone wants “results” (at least a high percentage people) when they think about implementing a training (workout) program and/or improving their nutrition. There are a number of common goals that people want to achieve including losing weight, gaining lean muscle, improving athletic performance, improving mobility, or they just want to be healthy and feel better about themselves. The list can go on and on but to really get the results desired one must begin their journey into the health and fitness lifestyle. This process isn’t going to be a walk in the park, but it will always be worth it and necessary to truly transform mind and body.When most people step foot into Fitness Ablaze for the first time I imagine it could be a vastly different environment than what they are accustomed to. It isn’t surrounded by mirrors, tvs, treadmills, stairmasters, recumbent bikes, and other  “fitness equipment” that is typically provided in the “big box gym” (nothing against this setup). It may be slightly intimidating and “different” for the majority of the people in the beginning, but the most important components of Fitness Ablaze are the amazing members, great coaches, and motivating atmosphere. The experience is something different but rewarding.Our coaching methods are also most likely different than the common 45-60 minute cardio days and chest/arm/leg/back days. Our coaching model here at Fitness Ablaze is programmed to be both efficient and effective. It includes a progressive program that trains the body based on “movements” as opposed to”muscles”. We use compound, multi-directional, pain free, actions that incorporate the proper movement patterns: push, pull, rotation, hip/knee dominant, locomotion, core activation/stabilization and perform explosive activities that are geared to help people burn calories, improve metabolism, gain lean muscle, and improve movement quality.Ok, now that I have explained a little about the health and fitness lifestyle and the philosophy of the training at Fitness Ablaze I want to go into detail about what is needed to maximize results when it comes to health and fitness.Mindset– this is probably the most important and often overlooked aspect of your health and fitness journey (or any journey). If you want to achieve amazing results you will have to get your mind right. You must be mentally prepared to commit and be consistent with the health and fitness lifestyle.  Understand there are going to be struggles, challenges and obstacles that you will have to overcome in order to be successful. You have to have goals and figure out really WHY you want to achieve those goals. This is why if you are feeling “stuck” it may be a great investment to find a coach (trainer) to guide you from where you are at now to where you want to be.Nutrition – The phrase “You can’t out train a bad diet” is not a false statement. If you truly want to transform physically then you will have to take a look at what is fueling your body. Your nutrition will directly affect your training performance, energy during daily activities, and how you look. Optimal nutrition isn’t as complicated as most people think. The difficult part is being honest with yourself and staying consistent (mindset). Below are a few tips for nutrition:1.  Learn more about the basic macro-nutrients including protein, carbohydrates, and fats.2. Learn how to read food labels to understand serving sizes, calories, etc.3. In general try and stick with whole clean foods such as lean proteins, veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, avocados, olive/coconut oil, yams, sweet potatoes, etc.4. To begin with, simply evaluate what you are currently consuming on a daily basis and slowly cut out bad habits each week/month and you will notice an improvement. Don’t overdue it and go on some crazy fad diet.5. Hydrate yourself with water or tea. The sodas, fruit juices and such all have crazy amounts of pointless calories and sugars.6.  Be consistent but allow yourself some cheat/treat meals. You should aim be 85-90% compliant with your food choices while allowing yourself some room to have cheat/treat meals.7. Figure out a nutrition lifestyle that works best for you and that you can live with on a day-to-day basis. This is another reason why I strongly disagree with fad diets, cleanses, etc because they are not geared for long term (lifestyle) changes but rather quick fixes that are not likely to be continued after the “diet” or “cleanse” is over.Training– I am sure everyone knows by now that if we are sedentary we will likely gain weight, gain fat, decrease movement quality, decrease metabolism, and negatively affect our overall health. This is where exercise and a proper training program come into play.Here at Fitness Ablaze we provide our members with a results based program for all fitness levels. Whether it is semi-private personal training, small group personal training, team training (TFW Hurricanes,bootcamp, or any other group metabolic conditioning ), we program it based on our member’s health and fitness goals. We pride ourselves on over delivering to our Fitness Ablaze Family.The training is by no means easy. It is challenging but in a progressive manner. We use equipment such as your own body, suspension trainers (TRX), dumbbells, kettlebells, sandbells, sandbags, valslides, Olympic weights, bands, ropes, and more. We program in a way to keep it challenging with different variations while at the same time keeping it fun and interesting. The world class coaching coupled with sound nutrition principles will only lead to a leaner, stronger, more energized version of you.The process to achieve amazing results in regards to fitness and health may sound simple but it isn’t always easy. It will take work. I personally believe every individual has the ability to take action and exceed their expectations. It just takes a little support and for them to ultimately believe in themselves.Andrew “Bo” Tinaza co-authored a new book, released September 11, 2014, titled “Rapid Body Makeover”. The book has already reached  “best selling” status and #1 in several categories. Click here to learn more.Ablaze Fitness Training Center2727 Westmoor Ct SW Suite 100, Olympia 98502360-529-3925 Facebook87Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Ballet Northwest Presents The Sleeping Beauty

first_imgFacebook110Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Ballet NorthwestBallet Northwest (BNW) will present Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet The Sleeping Beauty this Mother’s Day weekend at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts.The Sleeping Beauty plays May 12 – 14 at The Washington Center. Photo courtesy: Ballet NorthwestTchaikovsky’s beloved ballet is the most popular spring production in Ballet Northwest’s repertory, and features a cursed princess, faeries, the royal court, and a prince who awakens a sleeping kingdom. The ballet concludes with Princess Aurora’s wedding with special guests Red Riding Hood, Puss N’ Boots, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, and Snow White and the seven dwarfs.Ballet Northwest’s production includes professional sets, lavish costumes, and 75 local dancers (from Thurston, Lewis, Mason, and Pierce counties.)“We’re excited this year to have such a strong cast of local dancers bringing this beautiful ballet to life. Some of our advanced dancers have recently attended summer programs at prestigious schools such as American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Oregon Ballet Theatre,” said Josie Johnson, BNW’s co-artistic director.Ballet Northwest continues its rich tradition of outreach into the community with its Dance Access Initiative in conjunction with The Sleeping Beauty.Anna Thornton and Anthony Gamroth will delight audience members of all ages. Photo courtesy: Ballet NorthwestCo-Artistic Director Ken Johnson explained, “We’re thrilled to be busing 1,800 school children (at no charge to the schools) to free student matinees at the Washington Center. For most kids, this will be their first exposure to ballet. This year we will have two packed student matinees featuring an abbreviated version of the show followed by a question and answer session.”Ballet Northwest presents The Sleeping Beauty with the support of Nisqually Indian Tribe, Dr. Andrew Kapust, Olympia Federal Savings, and 94.5 Roxy.Ballet Northwest will present The Sleeping Beauty at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Olympia May 12 through 14, Mother’s Day Weekend 2017. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets range from $14 to $33, with discounts available to students, seniors, and youth. Student Rush tickets are available one hour before curtain. Tickets are available through the Washington Center Box Office at 512 Washington Street SE in Olympia or by calling 360-753-8566. Visit the Ballet Northwest website for more information or buy tickets online at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts website.Josie Johnson, Co-Artistic DirectorPhoto courtesy: Ballet NorthwestJosie and her husband Ken are the Directors of Johansen Olympia Dance Center. She trained at Orange County Ballet Theatre, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and The Hartt School at the University of Hartford, where she received a B.F.A. in Dance Pedagogy. Josie danced professionally with Dance Connecticut/Hartford Ballet, Connecticut Opera, Roxey Ballet, and ARC Dance Productions. Guest credits include Eliot Feld’s Mr. XYZ with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Kirk Peterson’s The Nutcracker with the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. Josie has taught and choreographed extensively throughout New Jersey, Connecticut, and Washington.Ken Johnson, Co-Artistic DirectorJune Jeng (pictured) is one of the many talented seniors in this year’s production. Photo courtesy: Ballet NorthwestKen and his wife Josie are the Directors of Johansen Olympia Dance Center. He trained at Johansen School of Ballet, Evergreen City Ballet, and the School of Hartford Ballet. He attended summer programs at American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet on scholarship. Ken danced professionally with Hartford Ballet, Dance Connecticut, and Connecticut Opera, as well as at the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Ken received a bachelor’s from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford.  Ken has worked at American Repertory Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Dance Connecticut, ACT Theatre, and Tacoma Art Museum.Since 1970, Ballet Northwest has been a community-based group dedicated to promoting, teaching, and preserving the art of dance in Southwestern Washington. The company offers educational opportunities for local dancers as well as outreach throughout the community.last_img read more

Harlequin Welcomes author Garth Stein to Opening Night of The Art…

first_imgFacebook65Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Harlequin ProductionsGarth Stein’s New York Times best-selling novel, The Art of Racing in the Rain, holds a warm, fuzzy spot in the hearts of millions of people around the world. Especially dog lovers! When Harlequin Productions opens the stage adaptation (by Myra Platt for Book-It Repertory Theatre) on Thursday, March 1, author Garth Stein will be there to join in the festivities–which include a complimentary champagne reception following the show! Join us and help us welcome him to Olympia!For those not familiar with The Art of Racing in the Rain, it is the extraordinary story of Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver, as told by his faithful dog Enzo. Enzo is a philosopher with a nearly human soul. He has educated himself by watching television extensively and by listening closely to the words of his master. Through Denny, he has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and may be the only one who can help Denny through the grueling course of events that threaten his happiness, his career and his family. The Art of Racing in the Rain is a wonderfully funny, moving and uplifting story of love, loyalty, and hope; an enchanting look at the wonders and absurdities of your life . . . as seen through the eyes of your dog.WHO: Harlequin ProductionsWHAT: Opening Night of The Art of Racing in the Rainincludes champagne reception with author Garth SteinWHEN: Thursday, March 1 8:00pmWHERE: State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East, Downtown Olympia 98501PRICE: General: $35, Senior/Military: $32, Student/Youth: $20Rush Tickets available at Box Office 30 minutes prior to curtainTICKETS: Tickets and info available on the Harlequin Productions website or by calling 360-786-0151RATING: Comic DramaHarlequin Productions is a professional not-for-profit theater company in Olympia, WA, dedicated to the creation of stimulating and enriching theatrical experiences by producing an eclectic season of new works, “buried treasures,” and unconventional treatments of classics. Through a dynamic selection of extraordinary material, we explore the human adventure in search of theatrical magic that stretches the mind, nourishes the soul, and inspires human empathy.last_img read more

2019 Sports Awards Winners Announced

first_imgFacebook24Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Experience OlympiaLocal high school athletes, college athletes, sports contributors and sports moments were celebrated at the 2019 Sports Awards. The awards, hosted by the Olympia & Beyond Sports Commission, recognized local athletes and game changers in our community. Seven award winners and one special recognition were announced at this year’s Sports Awards on May 22 at South Puget Sound Community College’s Olympia campus.“Each nominee exemplifies the hard work and dedication our local athletes, coaches and contributors tirelessly give to their sport and our local sports community. Congratulations to all nominees and winners,” said Shauna Stewart, CEO at Olympia & Beyond Sports Commission.2019 Sports AwardsBoy’s Sport Star of the Year (High School) and Girl’s Sport Star of the Year (High School)Nominees must be a female or male athlete enrolled full-time in a Thurston County high school. Nominees must have participated for a minimum of one year in at least one high school sport, exemplify strong leadership, dedication and sportsmanship with good school behavior.Boy’s Sport Star of the Year (High School) Winner:  Hunter Campau, Timberline High School, Football and BasketballCampau was selected by the Sports Commission Advisory Committee for his accomplishment of conference MVP in football and basketball, as well as Olympian Player of the Year and Team Captain.Girl’s Sport Star of the Year (High School) Winner: Sophia Koelsch, Tumwater High School, Volleyball, Basketball and TennisKoelsch was selected for excelling in three sports and being named first team all-league EVCO for volleyball. She is also team captain for all three sports.Men’s Sport Star of the Year (College) and Women’s Sport Star of the Year (College)Nominees must be a female or male athlete enrolled full-time at any time during the 2018-2019 school year in a Thurston County college or a native to Thurston County. Nominees must also have participated for a minimum of one year in at least one collegiate sport, exemplify strong leadership, dedication and sportsmanship with good school behavior.Men’s Sport Star of the Year (College) Winner: Luke Chavez, Saint Martin’s University, BasketballChavez was chosen as the winner for his leadership of the basketball team this past season. The Saints reached the Sweet 16 and were ranked as high as eighth in the NCAA. Chavez was selected as GNAC Player of the Week twice and NCAA West Regional All-Tournament team.Women’s Sport Star of the Year (College) Winner: Trinity Betoney, South Puget Sound Community College, BasketballBetoney is the first ever South Puget Sound Community College Women’s basketball NWAC Western Region MVP. Her strong leadership, dedication and sportsmanship are why the committee chose Betoney.Contributor of the YearNominees must be passionate about the growth and success of sports in Thurston County and can include coaches, nonprofit organizations providing access to sports for individuals and/or large monetary donors to sports initiatives. Nominees must have demonstrated commitment to sports for a minimum of one year.Winner: Robin Johnson, Tumwater High School, Girls Basketball CoachJohnson took a 4-15 squad to 20-4 and league co-champs with freshman key players. She has been a long-time contributor to basketball, including founding the 90TEN Training Academy and coaching at Black Hills High School. Johnson also created the Olympia region’s newest tournament, the Capital City 3on3.Sports Moment of the YearNominees can be a team or individual that has achieved national or local recognition for their sports moment during the 2018-2019 academic year. This moment would have taken place during a play in a single game or individual match or event for an individual or team. Nominees can include individuals with either inspiring stories, remarkable sports moments and or outstanding performances throughout the 2018-2019 season.Winner: Northwest Christian High School Boys Cross CountryThe Northwest Christian High School boys cross country won the 2B state championship title for the last five years, and every athlete on the current team has never been beat at state.Thurston County Sports LegendNominees must be an individual (over the age of 18) that was born or resided in Thurston County for a minimum of five years and must be passionate about the growth and success of sports in Thurston County. The nominee must have maintained and continue to maintain ties to Thurston County through philanthropic events and/or financial donations to support sports in the community. Ideally, nominees would have played either collegiate or professional sports or had a significant impact in the Thurston County sports community.Winner: Rocky Isley, Olympia High School, Wrestling CoachIsley is recognized for his 35 years as Olympia High School’s wrestling coach.  Isley coached two wrestling state champions and was inducted into the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame and Central Washington and Walla Walla High School’s Hall of Fames.The Sports Commission Advisory Committee gave a special recognition this year to Gary Larson for his efforts with WIAA and making the State Golf Championships a reality for the Olympia region.Guests heard a special keynote on how sports apply to real world leadership from Jen Mueller. Mueller is the author of “Talk Sports to Me,” Seattle Mariners television broadcaster on ROOTS SPORTS and sideline radio reporter for the Seattle Seahawks.The Olympia & Beyond Sports Commission, a division of Experience Olympia & Beyond, helps drive sports events to the region through direct outreach and assisting event organizers in finding venues, hotels and services. The Sports Commission works in partnership with our local cities, schools and facilities to drive sports tourism to the region.last_img read more

Joint Animal Services: Keeping Pets Safe in When Temperatures Rise

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Joint Animal ServicesSummer is almost here and temperatures are rising. Your parked car can be a dangerous place for your pet. Even on cloudy summer days with the windows down a couple inches, the inside of your car can reach over 100 degrees in just minutes. While the weather may appear comfortable outdoors, the buildup of heat inside your car can kill your pet. Pets can die of heatstroke or suffer brain damage within minutes. Don’t take a chance with your pet’s life. Keep them safe and cool this summer. This message is brought to you by Animal Services. For more information, contact Animal Services at 360-352-2510 or visit www.JointAnimalServices.org.last_img read more

Watch: Rio Ferdinand admonishes fan channels on YT asking for Solskjaer to be sacked!

first_imgAdvertisement 1206NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7pWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Efebc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) wvsWould you ever consider trying this?😱0oCan your students do this? 🌚9i6b1yRoller skating! Powered by Firework Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand defended his old teammate and current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in an argument with the fans while stopping his car after the Red Devils lost 2-0 to West Ham on Sunday. The Old Trafford legend was spotted reacting to the Ole out chant while he was on his way from the London Stadium. A group of supporters were discussing the problems United faced on a YouTube channel named ‘The United Stand’ when he stopped by.Advertisement Ferdinand while leaving the ground insisted his driver to pull over and lowered the window and asked the group what they thought after the disappointing performance. The host explained that some supporters wanted ‘Ole out’ and wanted him to be sacked as soon as possible after the miserable performances by the team.Advertisement However, Ferdinand reacted by arguing: “Ole out? Come on man, where’s that coming from?“Ole out? For what? For what? Changing managers every week, is that what everyone wants?Advertisement “You get a bad result and you change it? Two weeks ago I didn’t see people saying, ‘Oh we want Ole out.’“But now it’s changed after two weeks? Come on man. It’s too knee-jerk, sometimes you’ve gotta just let things play out.”United’s dismal display may be due to the fact that a number of key players are out injured in an already depleted squad. The Hammers though snatched three points at United’s expense with Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell on the scoresheet. Advertisementlast_img read more

Twitter doesn’t take kindly after BCCI commentator says ‘every Indian must know Hindi!’

first_imgAdvertisement v7smNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsktcWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eub( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5c1rixWould you ever consider trying this?😱qfrgCan your students do this? 🌚rcqhRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Ranji Trophy match between Karnataka and Baroda on Thursday witnessed controversy after a BCCI commentator declared that ‘every Indian should know Hindi as it is our mother tongue.’ Ironically enough, the match is being contested by the two non-Hindi speaking states at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. The incident took the social media by storm with angry netizens questioning the remark while some took it too offensively.Advertisement Picture Credit: Cricket CountryDuring the seventh over of Baroda’s second innings, one of the two on-air commentators said,‘I liked the fact that Sunil Gavaskar is commentating in Hindi and is giving his valuable in the same language. I also loved it that he called the dot ball as a ‘bindi’ ball.”Advertisement While his partner, the other commentator Sushil Doshi responded in a similar manner, “Every Indian must know Hindi. This is our mother tongue. There is no bigger language than this.”“In fact, I look at those people with a lot of anger who say that we are cricketers still we should talk in Hindi? You are staying in India then you will obviously speak its mother tongue,” he further added.Advertisement And naturally these statements brewed up a storm on social media as several fans quickly took to Twitter to voice their discontent.Check out some of the furious reactions to the controversial comment:According to a 2011 Census, only 26 percent of the country’s population use Hindi as their mother tongue; while the data also revealed that, even though Hindi is the most widely spoken language in the country, almost six in every 10 people, or 56.37 per cent of the citizens, do not identify it as their first language or mother tongue. You may also like:Should India’s athletes voice their political opinion on social media?ICC to review aggressive Bangladesh celebration footage against India at the U19 World Cup Advertisementlast_img read more

Premier League manager’s father passes away due to COVID-19

first_imgImage Courtesy: GettyAdvertisement pztjNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7wqgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2x6v( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9f9m6Would you ever consider trying this?😱b7a1Can your students do this? 🌚ijvRoller skating! Powered by Firework Other than disrupting all sporting activity all over the world, the novel Coronavirus pandemic has affected a number of sportspersons, coaches and their families. While some of them had recovered, a few unfortunately succumbed to the virus. Amongst them is the father of Premier League side Aston Villa manager Dean Smith, who has passed away due to COVID-19 yesterday.Advertisement Image Courtesy: GettyRon Smith, Dean’s father contracted the virus a month ago, and passed away on Wednesday. The tragic news was revealed through an official statement of the club.“The Aston Villa Family are saddened to announce that Ron Smith, the father of our current head coach Dean, has passed away at the age of 79,” the club statement read.Advertisement A hardcore supporter of Villa, Ron previously worked as a steward at Villa Park, the home stadium of the club. Since 2014, he was suffering from dementia and was under home care, until his unfortunate succumb to COVID-19 yesterday after four weeks of quarantine.“The thoughts of everyone at the football club are currently with Dean and his family at this most distressing of times and we would kindly ask for the family’s privacy to be respected,” Villa’s statement further lamented the loss.Advertisement Ron’s reputation was well known within the Villans, being the torchbearer of the club’s affection in his family, the former steward was a regular spectator at Villa Park, and also witnessed Aston’s triumph at the 1982 European Cup final in Rotterdam.His son Dean, the current gaffer at the club, was a centre back during his time as a player. Following his career spells across a number of lower division sides, including Sheffield Wednesday in the 2003-04 season, Dean started his managerial career in 2011 With Walsall. He also spent three years with Brentford, before securing his position with the Premier League side in 2018.Aston Villa are currently down in the relegation zone in the league table, with 25 points from 28 matches played.The English top flight has been suspended for more than two months, since 13th March. However, EPL has received a green light from the UK Government to resume the current season from next month.Till date, UK has seen more than 267,000 positive cases, and the death toll has risen to 37,460.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Sakshi posts then deletes tweet clarifying MS Dhoni retirement Advertisementlast_img read more

Sea Bright will be Rockin’ Sept. 1 with Celebration Concert

first_imgSEA BRIGHT – A celebration of the progress made since Super Storm Sandy hit town is being held by the Businesses of Sea Bright at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, on the Sea Bright Public Beach on Ocean Avenue at River Street.The business organization is sponsoring a free concert with the B-Street Band, featuring special guest Vinnie Maddog Lopez, a former Bruce Springsteen band member.The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with an opening act by Cat London & Friends. Admission is free and open to all ages. The first 500 attendees will be given a free T-shirt. There will be free raffles for bicycles and gift certificates to various Sea Bright retailers and eating establishments.The B-Street Band is the original tribute band to Bruce Springsteen and will perform Springsteen favorites as well as dance music. Selections will include music from the legendary Roy Orbinson, Billy Joel, ‘70s disco, Motown, Tom Petty and John Mellencamp.B-Street Band, originally known as Backstreets, was formed May 1980 in Asbury Park by musicians Will Forte and the late Bob Chipak. Since that time, the top-drawing band has performed from Maine to the Bahamas for well over 3 million people.Cat London is a hot, popular Shore band.The Businesses of Sea Bright is an organization that promotes and furthers the public appeal of Sea Bright. It promotes higher business standards and encourages cooperation among the retail businesses, restaurants and beach clubs.Many Sea Bright businesses have reopened since Sandy.last_img read more