Bob Dylan’s Iconic 1963 Martin D-28 Acoustic Sells For $100,000 More Than Estimated

first_imgIn 1971, Bob Dylan played George Harrison and Ravi Shankar‘s Concert for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden. During that famed concert, Dylan played his 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic guitar, which the legendary musician also used during his famed 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Over the weekend, the guitar sold at auction for $396,000—almost $100,000 more than its pre-auction estimate. However, this high price tag is not necessarily out of line, especially when considering that in 2013, the sunburst Fender Stratocaster Bob Dylan played at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival broke records after selling for $965,000.Jerry Garcia Wolf Guitar Raises $3.2M For Charity While Joe Russo’s “Friends With Benefits” Rock Out On It [Photos/Videos]Dylan’s guitar was purchased from Heritage Auctions by an anonymous bidder. The guitar was put up for auction by Larry Cragg, Dylan’s former guitar repairman who purchased the instrument from the iconic rocker back in 1977 for $500 following Dylan’s decision that year to solely perform with Gibson guitars. In addition to the guitar itself, a copy of Cragg’s receipt for the Martin was also included in the sale.As Heritage Auctions described ahead of the item’s sale, “According to Cragg, he has kept the guitar in a humidity-controlled environment, with loosened strings for the forty years it’s been in his possession, and it has not been played since it was wielded by Bob Dylan in 1977.”You can check out a video about Bob Dylan’s historic 1963 Martin D-28 acoustic below, courtesy of Heritage Auctions.In 2013, Dylan’s sunburst Fender Stratocaster from the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold at auction for a then-record $965,000.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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Shuffle Along & She Loves Me Win Big at Drama Desk Awards

first_img The Broadway productions of Shuffle Along and She Loves Me came out on top at the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards on June 5. After the off-Broadway incarnation of Hamilton won big last year, the two shows picked up four awards each, including Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Revival of a Musical, respectively. Meanwhile, The Humans received the award for Outstanding Play, and as previously announced, the cast was honored with a Special Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble. A View from the Bridge won awards for Outstanding Revival of a Play and director Ivo van Hove. The ceremony, which honors Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway productions, took place at Town Hall and was hosted by Michael Urie.The full list of winners is as follows:Outstanding PlayThe HumansOutstanding MusicalShuffle AlongOutstanding Revival of a PlayA View From the BridgeOutstanding Revival of a MusicalShe Loves MeOutstanding Actor in a PlayFrank Langella, The FatherOutstanding Actress in a PlayJessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into NightOutstanding Actor in a MusicalDanny Burstein, Fiddler on the RoofOutstanding Actress in a MusicalCynthia Erivo, The Color PurpleOutstanding Featured Actor in a PlayMichael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey Into NightOutstanding Featured Actress in a PlaySaycon Sengbloh, EclipsedOutstanding Featured Actor in a MusicalChristopher Fitzgerald, WaitressOutstanding Featured Actress in a MusicalJane Krakowski, She Loves MeOutstanding Director of a PlayIvo van Hove, A View From the BridgeOutstanding Director of a Musical (Tie)John Doyle, The Color PurpleBartlett Sher, Fiddler on the RoofOutstanding ChoreographySavion Glover, Shuffle AlongOutstanding MusicSteve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright StarOutstanding LyricsBenj Pasek and Justin Paul, Dear Evan HansenOutstanding Book of a Musical:John Caird, Daddy Long LegsOutstanding OrchestrationsLarry Hochman, She Loves MeOutstanding Music in a PlayPhilip Glass, The CrucibleOutstanding Set Design for a PlayChristopher Oram, HughieOutstanding Set Design for a MusicalDavid Rockwell, She Loves MeOutstanding Costume Design for a PlayAnita Yavich, The Legend of Georgia McBrideOutstanding Costume Design for a MusicalAnn Roth, Shuffle AlongOutstanding Lighting Design for a PlayJustin Townsend, The HumansOutstanding Lighting Design for a MusicalJustin Townsend, American PsychoOutstanding Projection DesignFinn Ross, American PsychoOutstanding Sound Design in a PlayFitz Patton, The HumansOutstanding Sound Design in a MusicalDan Moses Schreier, American PsychoOutstanding Wig and HairMia M. Neal, Shuffle AlongOutstanding Solo PerformanceJesse Tyler Ferguson, Fully CommittedUnique Theatrical ExperienceThat Physics ShowProductions with Multiple WinsShe Loves Me – 4Shuffle Along – 4American Psycho – 3The Humans – 3The Color Purple – 2Fiddler on the Roof – 2Long Day’s Journey Into Night – 2A View from the Bridge – 2Special AwardsThe Humans – Outstanding EnsembleCassie Beck, Reed Birney, Jayne Houdyshell, Lauren Klein, Arian Moayed, and Sarah SteeleThe Royale – Outstanding EnsembleMcKinley Belcher III, Khris Davis, Montego Glover, John Lavelle, and Clarke PetersSheldon HarnickLyricist of Fiddler on the Roof, Rothschild and Sons and She Loves Me, all revived this seasonCamp BroadwayFor playing a crucial role in introducing theater to young audiencesDanai Gurira – Sam Norkin AwardPlaywright of Eclipsed, presented off-Broadway at the Public Theater and currently on Broadway, and Familiar, presented off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons View Comments Brandon Victor Dixon & Audra McDonald in ‘Shuffle Along'(Photo: Julieta Cervantes)last_img read more

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Peruvian Police Seize 1.3 Tons of Cocaine on Border with Brazil

first_imgBy Dialogo April 19, 2012 The Peruvian anti-drug police have seized in the Ucayali region (on the border with Brazil) 1.3 tons of cocaine destined for sale in Europe, the police announced on April 17. “Monday [April 16] afternoon, we seized more than 1,307 kilos of cocaine at a camp located in the province of Coronel Portillo, on the border with Brazil,” the Loreto Anti-Drug Directorate told AFP. The agency indicated that over 30 bags of cocaine, armament, and communications equipment belonging to the drug traffickers were found at the site. According to the police, the drugs were destined for Europe, where they would be worth over 20 million Euros. In a report released in June 2011, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said that Peru became the world’s largest producer of coca with 119,000 tons in 2009, displacing Colombia, which recorded 103,000 tons. Peru is estimated to produce 304 tons of cocaine a year, which puts it in second place behind Colombia.last_img read more

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Committee passes bill w/ $300M for CDFI Fund, $2M for CDRLF

first_imgCUNA supported appropriations levels for two credit union-related funds in the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Act for Fiscal Year 2020 in a letter to House Appropriations Committee leadership Tuesday. The committee passed the bill Tuesday.The legislation allocates $300 million for the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund, a $50 million increase over last year. The fund makes capital grants, equity investments and awards for technical assistants to certified CDFIs.As of May 1, there are 291 credit unions out of 1,083 certified CDFIs nationwide.CUNA also supported $2 million in funding for NCUA’s Community Development Revolving Loan Fund (CDRLF). The CDRLF funds a revolving loan program and a technical assistance to help credit unions serving low-income communities: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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15 Questions With Rome Ramirez of Sublime With Rome

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Kate NalepinskiSublime with Rome, the collaboration between singer/guitarist Rome Ramirez and Eric Wilson, the bassist for the reggae powerhouse Sublime, plays the original band’s hits as well as new songs recorded during its latest incarnation. The Press spoke with Ramirez before they played Nikon at Jones Beach Theater with supporting act Dirty Heads, another band from California which fuses hip hop, ska and punk. Ramirez shared his thoughts about the band’s new album, Sirens, former Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh, who left Sublime with Rome, and fans who are critical of Ramirez filling in for the late Sublime frontman Bradley Nowell.Long Island Press: Sublime has been around for ages, but your sound has changed slightly over time. How would you describe the sound of your recent album, Sirens, to new fans?Rome Ramirez: I would say it’s definitely a concoction of different genres. We just really try to embody the diverse influences we got.LIP: You released your single “Sirens” with Dirty Heads. How has it been touring with a band that has recognized Sublime as one of their inspirations?RR: The guys from the Dirty Heads are like my best friends. We’ve known each other for a long time now, we’ve grown together by playing music together. They’re like brothers to me, you know?LIP: If he was interested, would you ever consider playing with Bud Gaugh again?RR: I mean, I’m not necessary interested, but I’d never say no.LIP: Which songs do you prefer playing live more: Your stuff from Sublime, or after 2009 technically Sublime with Rome?RR: I think it’s more of an individual song basis. You gotta understand, it’s like certain songs sound better on certain nights. It depends on the atmosphere, to be completely honest.LIP: Would you say you enjoy that improv method of performing?RR: Yeah, totally. That’s what keeps it exciting.LIP: What music have you been listening to lately?RR: I listened to the last Drake album, Views From the Six. I listened to the new song by Designer. There’s a clip of it. I played it like a million times. It’s really good. What else…Major Lazer, too. Yeah, shit like that.LIP: What other music, in the area of ska or rock, have you been enjoying recently?RR: There’s this new band called Blacktop Queen out of Los Angeles. They’re a rock band, three-piece. I listen to them a lot.LIP: What do you say to the Sublime “purists” who are critical of your standing in for Bradley?RR: Honestly, I tell them to come to a show. Experience a live show, and then decide. And then if it ain’t your cup of tea, it ain’t your cup of tea. That’s cool. But at least give it a shot.LIP: Why do you feel that old fans have an issue with you standing in for Bradley?RR: Mainly, it’s because people are protective of the things they love. Sublime means a lot to a lot of people – and everything to some. People getting protective…I understand it. It’s like, if your mom died, and your dad got re-married…It creates this weird boundary. You’re like: Do I love her? Do I call her mom? I think that’s how some are looking at me. But, yeah, I understand.LIP: What does Sublime mean to you? Were you into Sublime when they released their self-titled album?RR: I mean, I was only 8 when that album came out. But I was basically molded on this band, you know? Sublime was the very first band I ever loved. They got me into playing music, that’s for sure.LIP: Would you credit Sublime as your initial push into the music industry?RR: Oh, 100 percent. Prior to that, it was just like skateboarding and shit. When I heard Sublime I was like, “Yo, I want to learn how to play music. I want to learn to play guitar.”LIP: What about Sublime made you so interested in music?RR: It was just so different from anything I’d heard. And it had all the elements of shit that I liked put into one.LIP: What else do you have to say about your about the release of Sirens? And what about the future of Sublime with Rome?RR: We’ve been playing almost all our music off of it live. We’re gearing up to do another record. We’ve already got a couple songs done, and I think we should be releasing a new song in the fall. We’ve been staying busy – writing, always need to keep writing – that’s our job.LIP: So how does it feel to be kicking off your summer tour?RR: This is like the first day of our tour. We’ve had a couple of fly days, but this is actually day one: the bands, the lights, all that pretty stuff. It’s super exciting. I’m hoping we’ll just keep a smooth pace, make sure nothing crazy happens. I’ll let you know if something does, though.LIP: Is there anything important you need to add?RR: Yeah, to the fans: we’re really stoked, and we can’t wait to come out and jam for you guys….And jam with the Dirty Heads. It’s going to be a great time!last_img read more

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Arsenal begin talks to sign £50m Rodrigo Moreno from Valencia

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 19 Apr 2020 12:09 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.8kShares Arsenal begin talks to sign £50m Rodrigo Moreno from Valencia Valencia want at least £50 million for Rodrigo Moreno (MB Media/Getty Images)But the Spanish club are demanding a £50 million transfer fee, plus add-ons.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe 29-year-old forward has scored five goals and registered 11 assists in 28 appearances this season.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBarcelona were looking to sign Rodrigo in the January transfer window but were unwilling to meet Valencia’s asking price.Rodrigo has a £106m release clause in his current deal with Valencia.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Rodrigo Moreno is on Arsenal’s shortlist (SIPA USA/PA Images)Arsenal have begun talks with Valencia over a deal for Rodrigo Moreno, according to reports.The Gunners face the prospect of losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a free transfer next summer when his contract expires.And the club are already preparing in the event that they receive an acceptable offer for the striker this summer.According to the Sunday Mirror, Mikel Arteta has told Arsenal’s hierarchy to sign a new attacker at the end of the season.ADVERTISEMENTAnd now the Gunners have held initial negotiations with Valencia over Rodrigo’s potential transfer.The report claims that Valencia are willing to sell Rodrigo. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Hamptons and horse lovers unite in Benjamin Hennig-designed home

first_img114 Mein St, Hendra 114 Mein St, Hendra.IF you love horses and adore the Hamptons, this may be the property for you. It’s worth a look at any rate.The five bedroom, three bathroom, double garage property at 114 Mein St, Hendra, was designed by Benjamin Hennig from Mercury Design and oriented towards impressive views of the Eagle Farm racetrack. The property is open for inspection from noon to 12.45pm Saturday July 15, and also on Wednesday from 5pm for half an hour.Set across two levels, the interiors have elegant features such as rich French oak flooring, quality finishes and extensive glass that draws in an abundance of natural light. 114 Mein St, Hendra.Four other bedrooms on the lower level feature a built-in or walk-in wardrobe, and are serviced by a bathroom or ensuite. With all the modern conveniences, the residence includes a built-in study, ducted airconditioning, wired Sonos speaker system, custom-made plantation shutters, glass louvres and electronic blinds. Further additions include 6kW solar panels, a dual garage and intercom entry. There’s also a formal living space upon entry on the lower floor, with a 793-bottle wine cellar backdrop.Ray White Ascot agent Leigh Kortlang described the property as substantial in proportion, presentation and position. “This incredible Hamptons-inspired home presents an inspiring design of ingenuity, grace and luxury, and has been engineered with superior craftsmanship,” she said. The home will go under the hammer on site at 10am on July 22. 114 Mein St, HendraMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoBeyond a classic white facade, the main living hub is on the upper level, comprising lounge and dining in a vast open-space configuration. A fresh white colour palette complements the beautiful oak floors, while large panels of glass give panoramic, uninterrupted views of the track. There’s a seamless indoor-to-outdoor flow from the kitchen to a deck through sliding doors. The space boasts a built-in barbecue, glass balustrades, tiled flooring and ceiling fans, while the adjacent in-ground pool is a heated mineral pool with an Aqualink Bluetooth system.Back inside the residence, the galley kitchen contains an island breakfast bar, European appliances, including a 1200mm-wide Ilve oven, and a butler’s pantry complete with a steam oven, coffee machine and dual dishwashing machines. The property’s bedrooms are spread across the floorplan. The main bedroom offers a custom-built walk-through wardrobe, an ensuite with freestanding bathtub, and glass wall showcasing trackside views. 114 Mein St, Hendralast_img read more

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One-third of German firms weighing pension-fund closure – survey

first_imgMore than 35% of medium-sized companies in Germany surveyed by Towers Watson are thinking to close their pension plans due to the current market environment.The consultancy warned, however, that many them were still unaware of exactly what effect the low interest rate had had on their balance sheets.It also acknowledged that the issue was a “sensitive” one, as most medium-sized companies in Germany aim to finance their pension liabilities from their revenues.The consultancy found that nearly 60% of companies lacked any buffers for their pension liabilities, and that just 20% were thinking to rectify this. Further, only one-quarter of respondents had a “comfortable” funding level of more than 75%.The discount rate applied by German companies, after seven years of low interest rates, is set to fall even further, which will, in turn, increase liabilities.The rate is currently derived by using rates over a seven year-period, which means the last year with a relatively high rate – 2008 – will be removed from the calculation.Amendments to this rule under German accounting standard HGB – applied mainly by small and medium-sized enterprises – are currently being discussed.According to the Towers Watson survey from September, covering 146 medium-sized companies, more than half of the participants are mulling changes to their pension plans.Forty-seven percent are thinking to make changes on the “liabilities side”, while 37% are mulling full closure.This, according to Haiko Gradehandt, head of medium-sized enterprises at Towers Watson in Frankfurt, would be a “dramatic signal” for occupational pensions in Germany.last_img read more

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Interview: RobecoSAM CEO on ESG’s ‘unprecedented transformation’

first_imgSpeaking to IPE after the conference, Prepoudis said that although the focus among asset owners was still on risk management he was confident more would appreciate the opportunities that came from sustainability investing. Quant combinationDemand from asset owners was driving significant change in asset management, Prepoudis said.In particular, investors are keen on quantitative asset management combined with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. This could involve combining investment performance factors such as momentum, value, or quality, with ESG. HSBC’s UK pension scheme is one of the most notable proponents of this approach, having combined an ESG tilt with equity factor strategies for its primary defined contribution fund launched last year.With this in mind, Prepoudis would like RobecoSAM to intensify co-operation with its sister company Robeco to combine the latter’s quantitative investing capabilities with RobecoSAM’s ESG research.The two are already working together on a mandate to manage an “optimised equity index strategy with an ESG approach” for France’s Fonds de réserve pour les retraites. “I see enormous momentum in that [quantitative] field from the climate side,” said Prepoudis. “There are more and more clients looking to combine quantitative asset management approaches and deeply integrate ESG research into these concepts.“You have to have a solid framework for how you combine these two elements in portfolio construction simultaneously.”This would help convince the large sophisticated asset owners of the benefits of this approach, he said.Catering for such demand increasingly required having vast analytical capacity to examine copious amounts of data, the CEO explained.“We have to have people on board who understand how to get at really interesting datasets and have a solid understanding of how these can be transformed into financially material information,” he said.RobecoSAM is well positioned on this front, but competition is intense.“Our peers have realised that sustainability has become a really important topic for all the big asset owners and every since a pretty fierce war for talent has started out there in the marketplace,” Prepoudis said.RobecoSAM had $16.1bn (€15.3bn) of client assets under management, advice and/or license as at the end of December 2016. Together with S&P Dow Jones Indices, it publishes the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and S&P ESG factor weighted indices. Every year it carries out sustainability analyses of over 3,900 listed companies, which feeds into the DJSI. Investors are catching up with corporates in appreciating sustainability as a concept that can help unlock opportunities rather than just mitigate risk, according to the chief executive of RobecoSAM.Speaking at a Responsible Investor conference in London earlier this month, Aris Prepoudis – who took over as CEO in January – said investors’ approach to sustainability was unfolding in a similar way to how the corporate sector embraced the concept.Investors’ initial approach to sustainability was to think about it as a risk management tool, Prepoudis said, but on the back of better statistical evidence they have become more aware that deeper integration of sustainability can help identify more innovative business models and better investment opportunities.The CEO said sustainable investing was undergoing unprecedented transformation. Keeping up intellectually with the “bright minds” of the younger generation entering this field was a challenge.last_img read more

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Japan boosts July LNG imports

first_imgImage courtesy of Tokyo ElectricJapan’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports rose by 3.6 percent in July year-on-year, according to the provisional data released by the country’s Ministry of Finance.The world’s largest buyer of the chilled fuel imported 6.82 million mt of LNG last month as compared to 6.58 million mt in July 2016.Japan in June reported a decline in monthly LNG imports after posting a rise for four straight months.Japan paid about $3 billion for LNG imports in July, a rise of almost 47 percent when compared to the same month in 2016.The country’s coal imports for power generation also rose in July by 13.6 percent to 10.59 million mt, the data showed.To remind, the average price of spot LNG imported into Japan that was contracted in July was at $5.6 per mmBtu, reaching a 14-month low.The arrival-based price was at $5.6 per mmBtu, the same as the previous month that was the lowest since August 2016, METI data showed. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

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