British Columbia’s Element Music Festival is celebrating the grand opening of the Snug Lake Amphitheatre in British Columbia, Canada on August 3-6, 2017 with their biggest lineup to date. So far slated are The String Cheese Incident, the return of Garaj Mahal, Steve Kimock & Friends, Genetics, Five Alarm Funk, Brickhouse, Big Easy Funk Ensemble, and more. Element has also announced three artists-at-large for 2017’s event, including steel guitar virtuoso Roosevelt Collier, Dead & Company master bassist Oteil Burbridge, and sitarist/multi-instrumentalist Naryan Padmanabha.Nestled in a place where the mountains meet the sky, the valleys, forests, and untamed wilderness that goes as far as the eye can see, the new venue is encompassed by endless trails for hiking and mountain biking, a clear alpine lake to cool down in during the day, and amazing live music to fill your soul all night long.The Element Music Festival is the culmination of three Deadheads with decades worth of experience in the music business who essentially “quit their day jobs” to make dreams come true. Upon finding an incredible 160-acre piece of property that featured a natural concert bowl amphitheatre, extensive parking, camping, and a lake, the three purchased the property and began developing. The 2017 Element Music Festival is the grand opening of this new concert venue.
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Then-senator Jeff Sessions at a Trump campaign event last year. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/cc)U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said today (March 2) he will not involve himself in any investigation of foreign interference in last year’s election.Listen now“I have now decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matter related in any way to the campaigns for president of the United States,” Sessions announced.Sessions was an advisor to the Trump campaign. He’s now taking heat from members of Congress, mostly Democrats, over his failure to disclose during his confirmation hearing that he’d met twice with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak.Before Sessions announced his decision, Alaska’s two U.S. senators took different positions.Sen. Lisa Murkowski, through a spokeswoman, said that Sessions should recuse himself and provide information about his meetings with the ambassador.Sen. Dan Sullivan defended Sessions. A Sullivan press release blamed Democrats for trying to disparage the attorney general. The senator called it a “politically motivated witch hunt.”“Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a man of integrity and principle, and I take him at his word that when, and if appropriate, he will recuse himself,” Sullivan said.Sullivan served with Sessions on the Senate Armed Services Committee and said meeting ambassadors is part of the job.Sessions said today he did not recall any campaign-related discussion with the Russian ambassador.His announcement came as several Republicans in Congress joined Democrats in calling for recusal. Democratic leaders are also asking Sessions to resign.