Remembering 9/11, 17 Years Later

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Do This: Long Island Concert & Events March 31–April 6

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The King of ArcadesRichie Knucklez, The King of Arcades, will lead a lecture about The Richie Knucklez Arcade in NJ, one of the biggest arcade phenomena in the world, and discuss the upcoming documentary in which he stars. Lecture followed by arcade play time. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. $10. 7 p.m. March 31.Patti LaBelleWitnessing a performance by the “Queen of Rock ‘n‘ Soul” can be summed up in one word: soulful. Of course, a singular adjective could never capture all the passion, all the joy, all the emotional upheaval and celebratory enthusiasm unleashed in the symbiotic love-affair between performer and audience that is a Miss Patti Labelle concert. She is a true diva—a legendary singer, a talented actress, a gifted author and even a talented cook! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $69.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. April 1.Joe SatrianiThe former Deep Purple guitarist who, legend has it, taught original guitar hero Stevie Vai how to rock, is coming home to Long Island. Read more about the Carle Place High School graduate in the Press’ profile of him. Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. $45-$100. 8 p.m. April 1.Jessie’s GirlJessie’s GirlBreak out the Converse, strap on a headband and dust off the jean jacket, because this Back to the Eighties Show will do everything short of taking you in a Delorean back to the decade when Men at Work, Flock of Seagulls and Debbie Gibson ruled the airwaves. That’s because Jessie’s Girl is more than just a cover band. They’re here to party like it’s 1989! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $15-$30. 8 p.m. April 1.Keb’ Mo’ BandThis three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music virtuoso has come to embody all the hopes and dreams, joys and sorrows in the great American art form known as the blues for a new generation of aficionados. Hard to believe he embarked on this journey only two decades ago because his roots run so deep, but here he is continuing to grow as an acoustic guitarist and an accomplished artist, and it’s fitting that on his 12th album, BLUESAmericana, he offers some of the most poignant and uplifting melodies he’s ever recorded. He imbues the Chicago blues, soul-blues, the legendary greats like “Big” Bill Bronzy and Robert Johnson, plus pop, R&B, rock and jazz influences. Opening the show is Gerald Albright. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $45-$95. 8 p.m. April 1.Tom CotterThis 2012 America’s Got Talent runner-up may not be a doctor, but if laughter’s the best medicine, he’ll give the audience a healthy dose of what they deserve. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. $25. 8 p.m. April 1, 7 & 9:30 p.m. April 2.John PopperLead singer and principal songwriter of Blues Traveler, John Popper, will be speaking and signing his new book, Suck and Blow: And Other Stories I’m Not Supposed to Tell. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Price of book. 7 p.m. April 2.Rock Legends LiveThis trifecta of tribute bands includes Beginnings, performing the greatest hits of Chicago, FM recreating the timeless music of Steely Dan, and Petty Rumors, playing the best of Tom Petty and everyone’s Fleetwood Mac favorites. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $37-$57. 7:30 p.m. April 2.SinbadOff-stage he’s a mellow fellow named David Adkins but when he’s on stage, look out! He’s on fire as Sinbad, a hugely entertaining American stand-up comedian and actor who’s been lighting up the comedy world with his incendiary HBO specials, his TV shows—he even got his family into the act—and funny films like Necessary Roughness, Houseguest, First Kid and Jingle All The Way. Some have dubbed his comic style “hit ’em in the face” because when Sinbad gets going, he delivers a no-holds-barred laugh riot that pulls no punches. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50. 8 p.m. April 2.Folk FestivalThe first event since this venue temporarily closed for renovations is their seventh annual Folk Festival, headlined by The Chapin Family, performing the songs of the late great local music icon Harry Chapin. A free local singer-songwriter showcase, featuring nine artists, will be held in the lobby starting at 2 p.m. the same day. Patchogue Village Center for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. $28-$58. 8 p.m. April 2.The Zombie WeddingFrom the producers of Tony & Tina’s Wedding comes this comedy of matrimonial mahem. It’s sort of like My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets The Walking Dead. Audience members (and dismembers) are encouraged to come in costume. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. $45. 8 p.m. April 2.Naughty By NatureAre you down with O.P.P.? Yeah, you better be at this 25th anniversary party! The Emporium, 1 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. $15, $20 DOS. 10 p.m. April 2.The Wonder YearsThis Philadelphia pop/punk/emo sextet is not to be confused with the TV show of the same name. Warming up the crowd are Microwave, Tiny Moving Parts and letlive. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $15-$35. 7 p.m. April 3.TEDxAdelphiUniversityThe inaugural TEDxAdelphiUniversity, organized by the staff from the Center for Health Innovation, will gather 100 of the most impassioned TEDx enthusiasts for a day of networking and dialogue featuring a stellar line-up of nine speakers and TED Talks videos under the theme of “What if…” The event will also be streamed live. Lunch is included in the event, and audience members are strongly encouraged to stay for the entire program. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Concert Hall, 1 South Ave., Garden City. $10 members, $20 public. 9 a.m. April 5.Buzz AldrinBeloved American hero and Astronaut, Buzz Aldrin will be at Book Revue to sign his new book, No Dream is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon. You won’t need a lunar module to get you into the store, but you will have to have a copy of his book with you or you won’t get to meet him this time around. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Price of book. 7 p.m. April 5.The CultMore than 30 years removed from their beginnings as a gothic rock band in the UK, The Cult is still going strong. Already holding nine studio albums to their name, The Cult is touring America while working on a tenth. Led by singer Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, the group’s 1985 album Love reached to No. 4 on the UK charts. Today, The Cult still achieves the success they had back then. Their most recent album, Choice of Weapon, debuted at No. 1 on the UK Rock Chart and was named the iTunes Rock Album of the Year. Will they perform Sonic Temple’s “Fire Woman”? “Edie (Ciao Baby)”!? Sure hope so.  The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $35-$75. 8 p.m. April 6.Randy NewmanWith songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical and a host of unforgettable film scores, Randy Newman has used his many talents to create musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. The man is a genius who doesn’t take himself too seriously, but his work can cut like a knife or soothe like a feather, depending on the song. In addition to his solo recordings and regular international touring, Newman began composing and scoring for films, including The Natural, Awakenings, Ragtime, all three Toy Story pictures, Seabiscuit, James and the Giant Peach, A Bug’s Life, and most recently, Monsters University. The highly praised 2008 “Harps and Angels” was Newman’s first album of new material since 1999. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $55-$95. 8 p.m. April 6.last_img read more

Indiana State Police Major Nila Miller-Cronk receives Torchbearer Award

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The General Assembly established the Indiana Commission for Women (ICW) in 1996, charging it with assessing the needs of Indiana women and their families and with promoting the full participation of Indiana women in all aspects of society. Another task charged to ICW was the “identification and recognition of contributions made by Indiana women to their community, state, and nation.”ICW created the concept of the Torchbearer Awards to honor the many Hoosier women who have overcome or removed barriers to equality or to whose achievements have contributed to making our state a better place in which to live, work and raise a family. Recipients are women who have been pioneers in their industries, have inspirational stories that set the standard for other women, have faced tough choices, demonstrated character and have made significant contributions to their communities and/or to the State of Indiana. While there are a number of award programs, these awards are the only such event in which the State of Indiana recognizes and honors its finest natural resource – the women of Indiana.This evening during the awards ceremony held at the Indiana Historical Society, Indiana State Police Major Nila Miller-Cronk was recognized for her personal and career accomplishments and received the Torchbearer Award.Major Miller-Cronk, a 32 year veteran of the Indiana State Police, serves as the commander of the Internal Investigation Division.The Torchbearer Awards Ceremony recognizes women of Indiana who have been pioneers throughout their lives or who have stepped forward as leaders by breaking down barriers and overcoming obstacles. These women have become true beacons of light and their stories of courage, perseverance, and compassion create a lasting legacy and inspiration for all.The Torchbearer Awards were created in 2004 by the Board of Commissioners of the Indiana Commission for Women to identify and recognize contributions made by Indiana women to their community, state, and nation. ICW created the concept of the Torchbearer Awards to honor the many Hoosier women who have overcome or removed barriers to equality or to whose achievements have contributed to making our state a better place in which to live, work and raise a family. The Victory statute atop the Soldiers’ and Sailor’s Monument was selected to represent the Torchbearer Awards because it is symbolic of the character and achievements of the women honored, and the flame she holds represents the light these Torchbearers have brought to our state and their communities. Torchbearers are Indiana’s most prestigious recognition of women in the state. They are women who have stepped forward as leaders by breaking down barriers to women’s full participation and who have become lasting legacies for us all by overcoming immense challenges with courage, perseverance and compassion.Recipients are selected from a pool of nominated candidates who have overcome obstacles, made extraordinary contributions or been pioneers throughout their lives and are based on the recipients’ achievement in the areas of their professional careers, community leadership, and/or public service as demonstrated in the nominators’ application. Recipients must be living at the time of their nomination. The Torchbearer Award recipients are selected by a panel of previous Torchbearer Award recipients. These women, referred to as the Council of Judges, represent diverse geographic regions, and professional backgrounds and make their decision based on nominations received from the public.  Nominated women are scored based on several criteria and must receive a unanimous decision in order to be selected.last_img read more

Single car crash hurts one in Ripley County

first_imgRipley County, In. — Deputies from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department investigated a single vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon around 5 p.m.Reports indicate Sherry Demoss, 47, of Osgood, was eastbound on U.S. 50 near County Road 600 South when she drove off the road and struck a concrete post.Demoss was extricated from the vehicle and transported with non life threatening injuries.Indiana State Police, Indiana State Excise Police, Rescue 69, and fire departments from Holton and Versailles assisted.last_img

Hyena Threatens Finito With Demolition

first_imgSpeaking in Lagos yesterday, Hyena said he is looking beyond Afinni, whom he intends to use as a stepping stone to bigger things, including the national lightweight cruiserweight title.“I am in camp and as you can see, I have been training really hard for the fight. I am not called Hyena for nothing. I will eat up Afinni. He calls himself Finito. That means he would be finished off. He is just another opponent I have to dismiss quickly, as I aim for the national, West African, African and world cruiserweight titles. I know that he is handsome, but my goal is to mess up his handsome face,” raved Hyena.The headline bout at the event will see Nigeria’s Waidi “Skoro” Usman take another stab at the African Boxing Union (ABU) featherweight title when he takes on Kenya’s Michael “Shaka” Nywade. The Nigerian’s previous attempt ended in defeat to Uganda’s Edward “Shaka” Kakembo in December 2015.Also seeking a title is Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, who takes on Djossou “Agoy” Basile of the Republic of Benin in the West African Boxing Union (WABU) welterweight title fight. Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, winner of the best boxer award at GOtv Boxing Night 13, would seek to continue his meteoric rise by attempting to win the national lightweight title when he confronts Kazeem “Ijoba” Badmus.Another big star scheduled to be in action is the ABU and Commonwealth Africa lightweight champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, who faces the dogged Prince “Lion” Nwoye in a national challenge bout. The other fights will feature middleweight tyro, Chukuwebuka “Wize King” Ezewudo up against Semiu “Jagaban” Olapade, while Majesty Maduka will confront Sulaimon Adeosun.The best boxer at the event, to be beamed live by SuperSport in 47 African countries, will go home with a cash prize of N1million attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram GOTV BOXING NIGHT 14Razak “Hyena” Ramon, the rising cruiserweight boxer billed to face Abiodun “Finito” Afinni in a national challenge bout at GOtv Boxing Night 14, has threatened to do to his opponent what hyenas do to prey.Their highly anticipated clash is one of the seven lined up at the show, which holds at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, on 14 April.last_img read more

Swiss Send FIFA Official to U.S.

first_imgGENEVA — One of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe has been extradited to the United States, the Swiss Justice Ministry said July 16.The Federal Office of Justice said the man, whom it did not identify, was extradited on July 15.“He was handed over to a three-man U.S. police escort in Zurich who accompanied him on the flight to New York,” the ministry said in a statement.The official agreed last week to be extradited, unlike six others who are fighting extradition.The extradited man is accused of “accepting bribes totaling millions of dollars in connection with the sale of marketing rights to various sports marketing firms and keeping the money for himself,” the Swiss justice office said last week.All seven men were arrested on May 27 in dawn raids on a luxury hotel in Zurich by Swiss federal police at the request of American federal agencies.They include FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb of the Cayman Islands and former FIFA Vice President Eugenio Figueredo of Uruguay. Both have been suspended from football duty by FIFA’s ethics committee.A total of 14 men — nine football officials and five marketing executives — were indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice in May, and a further four had their guilty pleas unsealed.They are alleged to have taken part in a racketeering conspiracy paying bribes of more than $150 million over a 24-year period.The payments were tied to the award of broadcast and hosting rights for the World Cup, continental championships in North and South America, and regional club tournaments.U.S. authorities have said more indictments should follow, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter is a target of the widening case.Under pressure from the investigation, and a separate Swiss federal probe of money laundering linked to FIFA’s award of 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting rights, Blatter announced on June 2 that he would leave office within months.(GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

The most successful fighters come from the slums: Mike Tyson

first_imgThey called him ‘the baddest man on the planet’ to up the ante ahead of a boxing bout. Many literally called Mike Tyson that name following his real life misdemeanours. But the 52 year old Tyson currently in India is fighting hard to beat his bad boy image.In Mumbai to promote a mixed martial arts league, Tyson when asked if he would make time to attend a rumoured party night with Bollywood star Salman Khan said, “I am going to the slum. I am going to no party.”Tyson’s difficult years growing up in a slum area in Brooklyn where he by his own admission was arrested multiple times as a ten year kid for drugs, thefts and crime has empathy, not sympathy for those unprivileged. Tyson would be visiting Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum locality to tap martial arts talent there. “I think the poorer you are the better boxer you are. That’s why people in the slums, those are the guys that become fighters. The most successful fighters come from the slums. All the fighters playing today come from slums. It’s some kind of institution, connection to fight,” he said.Controversial boxing legend Mike Tyson is in Mumbai to promote a mixed martial arts league. He isn’t the ‘Iron Mike’ we knew and is battling hard to beat his bad boy image.#ReporterDiary by @rkmraseshMore videos: Today (@IndiaToday) September 28, 2018Citing his own example of how he overcame economic hardships, Tyson emphasised how poverty potentially breeds success. “I am a slum dog. I grew up in the slum. I had an ambition that I wanted to get out of the slum. That’s why I am here talking to you guys right now,” he said. Before adding, “There’s nothing wrong with the slums. It’s just that they may have a bad time. If they work hard they can get out of the slums. I still go back to my old neighbourhood. Even though they call it a slum, I still go back to see my friends,” Tyson said.advertisementFor a troubled man who would lose his cool at drop of a hat, the Tyson one saw was in charge. His answers were short but sharp. “When you ask me about not losing, in life everybody loses at some point or the other. You lose everything in life. But when you are losing, you should never be discouraged. Keep on fighting. Keep on training. That’s what I did in life,” he said.Tyson was honest too. When asked if in hindsight, he would have taken up martial arts, he retorted, “I don’t know…they don’t pay that kind of money. I want to know about the money. Boxing is about money, fighting is about money.” The press room was laughing, Tyson was laughing too in self approval of his humour.The boxing legend later in the evening at a weighing in of martial arts league participants’ was greeted to a high pitched stage introduction. His replies were low key and unremarkable. He didn’t appear the Iron Mike we once knew. But the present day Tyson was trying to give life another chance.last_img read more

Treat for book lovers in city

first_imgBook lovers in the Capital now have reason to rejoice. The biannual event has just been converted into an annual event. World Book Fair 2013 began in the Capital on Monday with book-lovers thronging the exhibition. The fair was inaugurated by the Minister of State for HRD, Dr Shashi Tharoor. MP Karan Singh and French Ambassador Francois Richier were also present at the inaugural ceremony. The week-long fair being held at the Pragati Maidan displays books of all kinds and genres in both national and international category. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The fair has nearly 1,100 exhibitors from 28 countries exhibiting books in about 2,100 stalls. Stalls have been set up by foreign publishers from countries like the US, Nepal, Turkey, Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UK, Singapore, Sri Lanka and South Korea. The book fair is organised by the National Book Trust (NBT) and co-organised by India Trade Promotion Organisation.It has around 200 participants and the theme of the fair this year is Indigenous Voices: Mapping India’s Folk and Tribal Literature where France is the guest country. Keeping the theme in mind, the fair has a special exhibition of books on various aspects of folk and tribal literature, culture, exhibits of art and crafts, workshops and panel discussions. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘France is the guest country of honour with focus on its publishing industry and its contemporary literature through a large contingent of publishers, authors and scholars,’ said MA Sikander, director, National Book Trust. ‘The main aim of the organisers is to captivate children. We wish to sensitise and improve the reading habits of youngsters. To keep them interested and involved, the organisers have made a children and youth pavilion,’ he further said. There are discussions and special sections for youth and children. Many NGOs, colleges, schools and government institutions are participating and organising various activities for youngsters and children to promote book culture among them.A special inclusion for e-books has also been made where the developers, publishers, and content providers are displaying their e-books. For the first time, NBT has set up four author corners in the fair where more than 75 eminent authors in English, Hindi and other Indian languages will hold reading sessions and interact with readers.DETAILAt: Pragati MaidanOn Till: 10 FebruaryTimings: 10 am- 7 pmlast_img read more