Find Your Adventure at the Tournament of Roses Parade

first_imgCommunity News Find Your Adventure at the Tournament of Roses Parade By ANGELA MORGAN Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | 2:48 pm Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe More Cool Stuffcenter_img Business News Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * The sharpest people know how to get the best deals and when it comes to seating at the Rose Parade. Each parade is a unique experience and this year’s theme is Find Your Adventure. Start the journey by taking your family to see the parade first hand.The “sharpest” people know that Sharp Seating is great source for grandstand seating at the Tournament of Roses Parade. This annual event puts Pasadena on display and showcases impressive floats from around the country.Sharp Seating is a family-owned business that provides a comfortable seating experience for your family. “We’re owned and operated by our family. We’ve been around for over 80 years,” said Sindee Riboli President of Sharp Seating.Riboli confirms that Sharp is a ticket seller, they actually build the bleachers, they are not a broker- this means that they sell tickets at face value. “So we’re the source. I mean, we’re the ultimate source,” said Riboli. Get your tickets and find your own adventure today.Tickets are on sale right now for the Friday January 1st, 2016 event prices range from $48.00-$95.00.To order tickets visit http://www.sharpseating.com//Rose-Parade-Updates.php. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Ari Herstand To Host Online Workshop About Artist Management & The “New” Music Business

first_imgAuthor of best-selling book How To Make It in the New Music Business, Ari Herstand, is taking his expertise to the next level and hosting an online workshop series about artist management. In the first installment of Expert Conversations on the New Music Business, Ari will explore the topic What Does A Manager Do & How To Get One, while sitting down with six top-tier artist managers for 30 minutes each to dig on what they do, how they do it, what their days are like, and how to make things happen for their clients. He’ll also dive into how they look for potential clients and the right way to approach finding a manager. The session is designed for independent musicians or aspiring artists, and can be streamed online or attended in LA on Sunday, June 4.The experts will include Rob Abelow (Roll Call), Jonathan Azu (Red Light Management), Nick Bobetsky (Red Light Management), Michele Ceazan-Fleischli (Constant Artists), Anna Geyer-Savage (Roc Nation), and Justin Little (Constant Artists). Their client lists have ranged from Kanye West, Rihanna, Feist, Grizzly Bear, Band of Horses, Sonic Youth, Beck, Tenacious D, Ryan Adams, Rage Against the Machine, Odesza, CHRVCHES, and so many more.Expert Conversations on the New Music Business: What Does A Manager Do & How To Get One will provide a great overview to give independent musicians or aspiring artist managers the knowledge and insight when developing a successful career in the music industry. Attendees will also get a ton of additional resources at the completion of the webinar, including a sample management contract, sample pitch e-mail to potential managers, social-media calendar, and more. Read more about it here.Live For Live Music caught up with Ari Herstand to find out more about what to expect about next Sunday’s workshop.Live For Live Music: Ari, describe your professional career and how you got where you are today.Ari Herstand: I started my music career in Minneapolis around 2005. Specifically on the University of Minnesota campus. I started playing everywhere and anywhere around town. I got a little street team together to help promote my shows and my audiences grew from coffee shops to bars to venues to theaters. When I left Minneapolis in 2010 for LA, I was selling out the 800-cap Varsity Theater and was touring the country regularly.A few years back, I was getting so many questions from other musicians, first in just Minneapolis, but then all over the country, on how I was doing things for my career like booking tours, selling out clubs, opening for big artists, getting songs placed on TV, getting music online, etc etc. I had kind of become known as the musician who knew “the biz.” After awhile, I just didn’t have time to respond to everyone so I started a blog, Ari’s Take, and put up everything I had learned (and continued to learn) on there. Of course that brought in more questions so I kept it going. The reason I continue it is because so many musicians tell me how much it is helping them.Since quitting Starbucks in 2008, I’ve been making my living from my creative pursuits. For awhile it was 100% music 100% of the time. But because Ari’s Take grew so big, it opened up doors to other opportunities like writing for Digital Music News, speaking at conferences, consulting, and even a book deal. I just released my book, How To Make It in the New Music Business, this past December.L4LM: What makes you an “expert” source to host conversations on the new music business?AH: Ha. Great question. So, once I got the writing gig with Digital Music News in December 2013, it opened up my access to speak to virtually anyone in the music industry I wanted to – which was incredible for a DIY musician who couldn’t previously get most higher ups to respond to my emails. I had coffee with the #3 at Spotify, spoke on panels with the head of artist development at Pandora, and was interviewing multiple people in the industry a week from startup founders to label execs to managers, agents, publicists and honestly anyone who works in the music business.Then when I got the book deal to write this book, I interviewed a ton more people including DIY musicians making great livings doing it differently in the New Music Business. I have probably interviewed hundreds of people in the industry, most have been private Skype calls, and I have gathered a lot of knowledge and information on what is happening right now in music. In addition to, of course, learning from my own experiences as a working DIY musician.Also, music business schools worldwide are widely adopting my book to teach for their music business curriculum. And it’s a best seller on Amazon (!!!). So I guess people think I’m on the right track at seeing what’s going on in the music business today and how to navigate it.L4LM: What makes the music business “new”?AH: Well, the “old music business” is something we all understand: getting signed to a record deal, touring, getting on the radio. Success in the “old music business” was defined solely by selling a boat load of small priced items (records) to a boat load of people. That was it. Simple. The “new music business” is much more nuanced and complicated. And success in the “new music business” is about making a comfortable living doing doing what you love. Oftentimes, it’s about targeting a niche community and getting them to pay you a lot more money than simply $15 a year on a CD or $40 a year on a concert ticket. It’s now more about developing relationships with your fans and getting the super fans to support your entire career. It’s no longer about making the quick sale on a plastic disc.L4LM: What can we expect from this daylong conference?AH: This will be unlike any panel at any other conference in the sense that, well, it’s not a panel. I will be interviewing each manager, one-on-one asking them the questions DIY musicians (and aspiring managers) want to know. One of the biggest questions I had in my music career (for a few years) was actually how to get a manager. And no one could give me a clear answer on it. I honestly didn’t even really know what management was, but I figured it was the key to my success.I will dig in with each manager what they do on a daily basis, what management is, what they look for in potential clients, how musicians can get in touch with them (or any manager) if they feel they are ready for representation and, really, when musicians are ready for management and how they’ll know.Every attendee will walk away with tangible, concrete advice and plans of action to use for their music (or management) career right now.L4LM: Will it be worth it if we are watching from home?AH: Yup! We are working very hard to make sure it is just as valuable to live stream this from home as attending it in person in LA. We are even dedicating time for online networking amongst live stream attendees.L4LM: Story Time: Tell us the best thing you’ve ever experienced in the music industry. The worst?AH: Ok let’s start with the worst: I once got an opening gig for the Country star Phil Vassar at a college in Minnesota. I had a 6 piece band with me, but Phil’s stage setup took up 95% of the stage. The 6 of us basically had to setup in a straight line at the front of the stage in front of the curtain. 2,000 drunk college kids in cowboy hats, cowboy boots, and Tommy Hillfiger cologne piled into the Field House.We were told we were going to play a 45 minute set. 10 minutes before showtime the college kid in charge of the event, Sarah, told us that we they were going to push back the start time and cut our set by 15 minutes. As we stood in the wings waiting to go on, Sarah then asked us if we could cut our set even shorter – “like 20 minutes?”House lights went off. Crowd started cheering and chanting “Phil! Phil! Phil! Phil!”Sarah went out to the front of the stage: “Thank you all for coming to my event. I’m Sarah and the chair of the campus entertainment committee”“Phil! Phil! Phil!”“Oh yup Phil is coming”“Phil! Phil! Phil!”“But first I want you to welcome the guy who’s going to open the show…”“Phil! Phil! Phil!”“Please welcome Ari Herstand”“Phi…. BOOOOOOOOOO!”They legitimately were booing as the band and I walked on stage.It didn’t get much better from there.During my last song, I saw some drunk frat boys in the back joking around and whispering to each other. I knew something was up. There were 2,000 people between me and them so I wasn’t too worried. But just then, one of the dudes cocked his arm back and chucked something up over the 2,000 people and it hit me square in the chest. I debated bodysurfing back to the dudes, but decided to just finish the song, politely give a “fuck you very much” to the crowd, and get off stage. The ice cube didn’t hurt too much and luckily missed my guitar.When we got up to our green room, two-hour old, dried out burgers were waiting with a big sign that said: “Thanks Airie!”The best: Honestly, and it may sound cheesy, but it’s the fucking truth. Every time a musician comes up to me and tells me how much I have helped their music career. That’s it right there.Signup for the June 4th workshop here.last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Statement on Explosion at Letterkenny Army Depot in Franklin County

first_img Press Release,  Public Safety,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the early morning explosion at Letterkenny Army Depot, just outside Chambersburg in Franklin County:“My first concern is for the expedient treatment of those injured and the safety of those working or visiting Letterkenny,” Gov. Wolf said. “I have been in touch with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, which has been working with county emergency officials to be sure the state is doing everything it can to help in this situation.“First responders have been on the scene since just after the explosion and have advised that it was contained to a warehouse area. I am receiving updates to ensure that all needs are being met.” July 19, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Statement on Explosion at Letterkenny Army Depot in Franklin Countylast_img read more

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Hughes: Game against Spartans could validate Badgers’ season

first_imgThere once was a time during the nonconference season when the very idea of the Wisconsin football team playing its Big Ten slate was enough to make one recoil in fear.After letting one too many wheel routes get past them against Northern Iowa, taking more than 58 minutes to score any points against Oregon State, winning off a missed field goal against Utah State and waiting until mid-fourth quarter to pull away from UTEP, not many people wanted to picture how the Badgers would fare in conference play.But somehow, the conference season has been much more sweet than sour.Three consecutive games with more than 30 points scored. Three consecutive games with no more than 14 points allowed. The only loss to speak of came in one of college football’s most hellish environments – Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium.Back in September, nobody expected October to go so well.So after the Badgers forced everyone who pays attention to college football to forget what they thought they knew about them, they have since reassured onlookers they remember how to win games decisively.And while it’s good Wisconsin demonstrated a distance between itself and the likes of Illinois, Purdue and Minnesota, none of those teams has even won a conference game yet. Considering that, those wins look less impressive.Now, with Michigan State (4-4, 1-3) stopping by for some fun, Wisconsin (6-2, 3-1) has the chance to prove it can overpower a team with plenty of talent and motivation.With a clear path to Indianapolis already paved, a win or loss versus Michigan State will tell us whether Wisconsin is, as has been said for the majority of the season, a team that will need to get lucky in the Big Ten Championship Game, or a team that has a legitimate chance at beating whoever the Legends Division throws at it.Another way to say it: The Badgers can win back a chunk of street cred Saturday.(And for the record, the USA Today Coaches Poll, which now ranks UW at No. 25, isn’t the best source of street cred. This is the same poll that waited six games for it to drop UW from the rankings in the first place, which was absurd. Meanwhile, the Associated Press Poll appropriately needed three weeks and still hasn’t let the Badgers back in.)Sure, MSU has been down in the dumps lately, losing four of its last six games. But two of those games came against ranked schools, and the other two were decided by a combined score of five points and two overtime periods. You might even argue MSU’s just gotten unlucky a few more times than UW has so far this year.Unlike the conference bottom-dwellers Wisconsin tossed aside, Michigan State has wins against a conference opponent (Indiana) and a top-25-ranked team (Boise State) to its name.The Spartans flaunt a thoroughbred running back (Le’Veon Bell) and the Big Ten’s best defense. It’s the toughest test the Badgers’ newly up-and-running offense will experience this season.The Spartans are tops in the league in scoring defense (15.2), total defense (277.1), rushing defense (100.2), passing defense (142.3) and first downs allowed per game (15).Sitting at 4-4, they’ll also walk into Camp Randall Stadium believing what’s coming is a do-or-die moment.And you know damn well what else they’ll be thinking about.In 2010, MSU beat UW in the regular season, got caught up in a three-way tie for first-place and watched the Badgers head to Pasadena. Then, in 2011, Brad Nortman’s Razzie Award-worthy acting performance that scored the pivotal roughing the punter call in the closing minutes of the conference title game victimized the Spartans.“Michigan State isn’t technically a rivalry for us, but the way it’s been the last couple years, really feels, certainly, is like a rivalry,” UW center Travis Frederick said, about an hour after walloping UW’s technical rival, Minnesota, for the 16th time in the last 18 years. “There’s going to be a lot of emotion out there and a [big] sense of urgency.”Neither of these two teams has won in the other’s stadium since 2002, with the home squad going 7-0 over that time. Wisconsin has won 21 consecutive home games, with 12 straight against Big Ten teams.Those Spartans will be as bright as jack-o-lanterns if they win at Camp Randall.Should they do so, it will be back to the talk of “Well, the Badgers will still get to Indianapolis. And all they have to do then is just win one game. They could get lucky.”Or, the Badgers win and the college football world starts treating them like contenders again.Elliot is a senior majoring in journalism and philosophy. What do you think a win against Michigan State would mean? Voice your opinions by tweeting @elliothughes12 or emailing [email protected]last_img read more

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