Treasure Island Music Festival Reveals Remarkably Diverse Lineup

first_imgDubbed “The Festival in the Bay,” Treasure Island Music Festival is returning to celebrate its ninth year over October 17 & 18 weekend. With no overlapping sets, Bay Area cuisine, a diverse lineup, and overlooking the gorgeous, panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, the two-day event is unlike any other festival experience in the U.S.This year’s lineup includes headliners Sigur Rós and Ice Cube, alongside exciting performances from James Blake, Purity Ring, Mac DeMarco, Young Thug, and Flight Facilities. Also included on the bill are Zhu, Glass Animals Tycho, Duke Domont, Sylvan Esso Christine And The Queens, Stormzy, Neon Indian Wild Nothing, Mura Masa, and more. Tickets go on-sale Thursday at 10AM PST. Find out more on the festival’s website and peep the full lineup in the festival’s poster below:last_img read more

EXPLAINER: Why India’s farmers are revolting against PM Modi

first_imgNEW DELHI (AP) — A sea of tens of thousands of farmers riding tractors and horses stormed India’s historic Red Fort this week — a dramatic escalation of their protests, which are posing a major challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. At the heart of these protests are Indian farmers’ fears that the government’s moves to introduce market reforms to the farming sector will leave them poorer — at a time when they are already frustrated over their declining clout as the government aims to turn India into a hub for global corporations. The Modi government says the legislation will benefit farmers by boosting production through private investment.last_img read more

Students appreciate hall staff

first_imgSenija Begic entered her position on the cleaning staff of Sorin College when she emigrated from Bosnia to America 11 years ago. Begic said she has developed strong relationships with residents of the dorm during her time on the job. “I like my boys. They help me a lot and every day come to my break room and ask me questions,” she said. “When I clean, these guys keep it clean too. I am proud of them.” At Notre Dame, there seems to be a special relationship between staff and students, with custodial doors often featuring thank you notes, banners and stickers. In Sorin, the bond has led to Senija Appreciation Day, freshman Bobby Hess said. “She has to deal with a lot of us, so last semester we signed up for half-hour periods and did jobs to help out,” he said. “We know how much work she puts in to keep this place clean.” Working as cleaning staff for five dorms on campus, Shania Carter has established her own bonds with students. “I do believe that there is a relationship between staff and students in the dorms,” she said. “I’ve had wonderful experiences with the girls. You really get to know about them, their parents, boyfriends and issues with classes.” Working between dorms has allowed Carter to observe what factors contribute to these relationships. “From my experience, it depends on what dorm you work in and a lot on the rector and the relationship that they have with the students,” Carter said. “I’ve seen that the rectors active with their students rub off on them and the staff.” Carter said being outgoing is key to forming relationships with residents. “Sometimes you guys are busy, back and forth to class, and if you just make the effort to say good morning that breaks the ice,” she said. Senior Sorin resident Dennis Malloy said the cleaning staff deals with difficult issues because of the college environment. Despite this, he said the staff continues to be friendly and open to conversation. “I love Senija because she’s always here for us. For four years, I’ve never heard her once complain and she’s always very happy to see us — even weekend mornings, even days she had to come through the snow to get here,” Malloy said. “And she’s doing it every day.” Begic said during the seven years she has worked in Sorin, the men have come to respect her like a mother. “I teach them a lot and they teach me a lot,” she said. Lacing her fingers together above her heart, she continued, “Here, my heart is so big. I feel at home.” Begic said she often hears from men who have graduated. Similarly, Carter said she receives cards from some of the women she knew as students. “After graduation, they write to let me know how they’re doing. It really means a lot to me,” Carter said. “Working in a place where you know these people makes a huge difference.”last_img read more

Finding Neverland Will Fly From Boston to Broadway This Spring

first_img Related Shows Directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus, the ART production stars Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan and Olivier winner Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Llewelyn Davis. The two are joined by a cast that includes Carolee Carmello, Michael McGrath and Jeanna de Waal. The tuner features music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham.  Finding Neverland Based on the film written by David Magee, Finding Neverland follows the story of Barrie (Jordan) and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Kelly). Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan. The musical overhauled its creative team in 2013, bringing on board Paulus, Barlow and Graham. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016 Jeremy Jordancenter_img Star Files It looks like the speculation was true! The New York Times reports that new musical Finding Neverland will hit the Great White Way in March 2015 at a Nederlander theater to be announced. The news comes on the same day that the show celebrates its official opening night at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. View Comments Laura Michelle Kellylast_img read more