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GroundUP Music Festival Announces Snarky Puppy, Béla Fleck, Victor Wooten, Robert Glasper & More

first_imgEnter T0 Win A Pair Of 3-Day Passes & Late Night Tickets:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Today, Snarky Puppy & their associated label, GroundUP Music, have announced the lineup for the second edition of GroundUP Music Festival, an intimate and eclectic musical experience set to take place in Miami Beach, FL from February 9th-11th, 2018. Hosted by three-time Grammy-winning Snarky Puppy, the festival will feature a special set from Snarky each day along with performances from an eclectic list of international superstars including: The Wood Brothers; The Flecktones Trio feat. Béla Fleck, Victor Wooten and Futureman, Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke (artist at large), Joshua Redman, Michael League, & Larnell Lewis; Eliades Ochoa (Buena Vista Social Club great); Kitailo feat. Buika; JoJo Mayer/Nerve; Knower; Mark Guiliana’s BEAT Music; Under One Sun; Weedie Braimah & the Hands of Time; Paris Monster; C4 Trio; Harold López-Nussa Trio; and GroundUP artists Charlie Hunter & Silvana Estrada; Banda Magda; Becca Stevens; FORQ; Roosevelt Collier; Breastfist; Sirintip; and Alina Engibaryan.“After an incredible first year of the GroundUP Music Festival — dubbed by some as the Art Basel of Music — where attendees traveled to Miami Beach for the festival from 37 states and 34 countries, our goal is to continue to create a transformative annual event for South Florida and worldwide audiences,” says Miami Beach native and GroundUP Music CEO Paul Lehr. Adds Snarky Puppy bandleader and GroundUP Music founder Michael League, “our focus is not to expand, but to build the most ideal experience for both artist and audience while continuing even farther down the road of musical diversity in our programming.” Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and 2017 GroundUP Music Festival performer David Crosby urges, “I don’t think you’ll get a better shot at hearing real music than at this festival. It will knock your socks off.” Check out our interview with Michael League about GroundUP Music Festival ahead of last year’s event here.Watch the official reap video from the inaugural GroundUP Music Festival in 2016 below:The North Beach Bandshell’s Amphitheater and sprawling adjacent Palm Grove Park and beachfront complex will once again host the festival during the three-day festival with intimate master classes and workshops and personal interactions with the artists, and top local chefs including Michelle Bernstein serving inspired food and libations in the park. Partner hotel the Deauville Beach Resort–site of the Beatles’ first U.S. appearance after the Ed Sullivan Show–will serve as the venue for late night concerts on two stages featuring new artists and surprises.With room for only about 1500 people a day, tickets will go fast. The intent is to keep the space comfortable and intimate in order to create an optimal experience for both the audience and artists.For ticket and information about the event, head to the festival website.last_img read more

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Mesut Ozil finally explains why he refused pay cut and takes swipe at Arsenal board over redundancies

first_imgOzil claims he would have accepted an even bigger pay cut than 12.5% (Picture: Getty)‘People who know me know exactly how generous I am and, as far as I’m aware, I was not the only player who rejected the cut in the end, but only my name came out.‘I guess that’s because it is me and people have been trying for two years to destroy me, to make me unhappy, to push an agenda they hope will turn the supporters against me and paint a picture that is not true.‘Possibly the decision affected my chances on the pitch, I don’t know. But I’m not afraid to stand up for what I feel is right — and when you see what has happened now with the jobs, maybe I was.’MORE: Arsenal bosses to offer Mesut Ozil massive pay-off to leave the clubMORE: Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil sends message to team-mates after FA Cup final winFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. View 4 comments Mesut Ozil finally explains why he refused pay cut and takes swipe at Arsenal board over redundancies The German has not played for Arsenal since he refused a pay cut (Picture: Getty)Ozil was notably the only player who was publicly outed as having refused to take a pay cut, though he insists it was not a lack of compassion or generosity on his part but a lack of information and detail from Arsenal’s board.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe told The Athletic: ‘As players, we all wanted to contribute. But we needed more information and many questions were unanswered.‘Everyone was fine with a deferral while there was so much uncertainty — I would have been OK to take a bigger share — and then a cut if required, once the football and financial outlook was clearer. But we were rushed into it without proper consultation.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘For anyone in this situation, you have a right to know everything, to understand why it is happening and where the money is going. But we didn’t get enough details, we just had to give a decision. It was far too quick for something so important and there was a lot of pressure.‘This was not fair, especially for the young guys, and I refused. I had a baby at home and have commitments to my family here, in Turkey and in Germany — to my charities, too, and also a new project we started to support people in London that was from the heart and not for publicity. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 13 Aug 2020 8:46 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.9kSharescenter_img The German says his concerns were validated by the Gunners’ recent staff cuts (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil says Arsenal bosses ‘rushed’ the squad into taking a pay cut and feels his refusal was entirely justified after the club made 55 members of staff redundant.At the height of the coronavirus crisis, and with Arsenal’s finances severely hit, the north London club became the first team in the Premier League to agree to a squad wage cut of 12.5%.They did so under the impression they were keeping other staff members at the club in their jobs, but last week Arsenal announced a horde of redundancies that have disappointed many of the players. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Ashes 2019: England name unchanged squad for Headingley as Anderson returns for Lancashire

first_img England squad for third Ashes Test:Joe Root (captain), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes. Jofra Archer capped an impressive debut with three second-innings wickets but England ran out of time in a game badly hampered by rain, meaning the tourists remain 1-0 up with three to play.With the next Test beginning on Thursday at Headingley, the selectors have kept faith with the same group of players, Sam Curran named alongside the team who featured at the home of cricket.Opening batsman Jason Roy retains his place despite managing just 40 runs in four innings so far against [email protected] is set to play for the Second XI this week as he steps up his rehabilitation from a calf injury #RedRoseTogether— Lancashire Cricket (@lancscricket) August 19, 2019James Anderson is once again missing but the seamer will continue his recovery from injury by playing for Lancashire’s second XI this week.Having bowled just four overs in the first Test at Edgbaston due to an issue with his right calf, England’s all-time leading wicket-taker will feature in a three-day friendly against Leicestershire that starts on Tuesday.England announced Anderson will be “assessed on an ongoing basis” ahead of the fourth Test, which takes place at Old Trafford. England have named an unchanged 12-man squad for the third Ashes Test following the dramatic draw with Australia at Lord’s.The hosts came up short in their bid to level the five-match series on Sunday, Australia reaching the close on 154-6 after being set an unlikely 267 for victory.last_img read more

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