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Party: Megabase | Titan – The One Who Knocks
Locatie: Almere Strand, Almere
Line-up: Titan, The One Who Knocks LIVE, Requiem, Thera, Delete, Jason Payne, The Pitcher, Kronos LIVE, Degos Re-Done, Phuture Noize, Sub Zero Project, Unresolved, Prefix Density, Nightfall, Inceptum, Malua, Apexx, Prototype en MC Da Syndrome.
Datum: Zaterdag 23 april 2016

Verhuizing

Na twee succesvolle edities van Megabase Outdoor in Zwolle, vond de derde editie plaats op een nieuwe locatie: Almere Strand. Voor vele hardstyle-liefhebbers een heilige grond, omdat de zandstrook langs het IJmeer tot 2010 het decor was van Defqon.1. De verhuizing van Megabase Outdoor kwam niet geheel als een verrassing. Vorig jaar bepaalde de Overijsselse rechtbank dat de geluidsnormen voor Megabase in Zwolle drastisch omlaag moesten. Het werd toen duidelijk dat de toekomst van dit feest niet in Zwolle lag. Gelukkig heeft organisatie High Energy Events een nieuw plekje weten te vinden zodat het concept kan blijven groeien.

Ready to push harder!

Iets later dan gepland kwamen we rond 15.30 uur aan bij het Almere Strand. Na een soepele entree waren we klaar voor ons eerste outdoor feest van het jaar. Met een sterke line-up en enkele ultieme battles tussen verschillende dj’s beloofde het een dag vol raw hardstyle te worden. De leider van dit dj-kartel was Titan, ‘The One Who Knocks’!

De strakke stage was simpel maar sloot met al haar kogels goed aan bij het thema. Na een korte regenbui kwam gelukkig de zon weer tevoorschijn en konden we warmdraaien tijdens de liveset van Kronos. Na de Italiaanse dj was het de beurt aan Jason Payne en Prefix Density. Een van de eerste tracks die zij draaiden was ‘Magic’ van B-Front Frontliner, deze klassieker viel goed in de smaak bij het publiek.

Titan, Thera Requiem voerden tijdens hun set het tempo behoorlijk op en er werd hard gedraaid. Gelukkig namen The Pitcher en Nightfall gas terug en kwamen er tracks langs zoals ‘Everyday’ van Adaro Digital Punk en ‘Plata O Plomo’ van Gunz For Hire. Qua opbouw niet echt logisch, maar ik vond het wel lekker dat er wat melodieuzere platen voorbijkwamen.

Frisjes

Ondanks het voorjaarszonnetje was het een koude editie van Megabase. Met de stage pal naast het water zorgde de wind ervoor dat het af en toe best fris was. Gelukkig hadden we ons goed voorbereid en extra kleding meegenomen. Ondanks de lage temperatuur bleef iedereen vrolijk en het publiek beukte er lekker op los. Grappig was dat de koffie wafels-kraam de hele avond goed werd bezocht, terwijl de dames van de ijsjesbar een rustige dag beleefden. Overigens was een extra tent met chillzone – om even op te warmen – geen overbodige luxe geweest.

The One Who Knocks

De zon was inmiddels verdwenen en toen het nog kouder werd zat er maar één ding op: blijven bewegen. De liveset van The One Who Knocks was hiervoor het perfecte middel want met platen zoals ‘Remember Me’, ‘Chainsaw’ en ‘Flip Uhm op Z’n Kantje’ zorgde Titan ervoor dat je niet stil kon blijven staan. Het publiek ging goed los en de sfeer zat er lekker in. Genieten!

Delete vs. Degos Re-Done was de set waar ik bij voorbaat het minste naar uitkeek. Ondanks zijn grote populariteit kan ik de stijl en tracks van Delete, met zijn lompe kicks, nauwelijks waarderen. Uiteindelijk viel het mee en sloten de heren hun set af met enkele dikke tracks zoals ‘Voodoo People (Ran-D remix)’ en ‘Brain Confusion’ van Act of Rage. Het laatste uur was – hoe kan het ook anders – voor Titan. Met platen zoals ‘Brutal 5.0’ en ‘Push It To The Limit’ was het een knallende set waarbij iedereen hun laatste energie eruit kon beuken!

Overall was Megabase Outdoor een goede starter van het festivalseizoen. De nieuwe locatie beviel goed en het geluid was prima. Daarnaast werd er lekker gedraaid met de setjes van Titan als hoogtepunten.

Beeld: Megabase

Article source: http://www.partyscene.nl/reports/170/megabase-outdoor-titan-the-one-who-knocks


Artists: Nedko Solakov, Enrique Marty, Pablo Helguera, Jeanne Susplugas, Harald de Bree, Shepard Fairey, Pedro Barbeito, Nicola Verlato, Miguel Aguirre, Marc Bijl, Alejandro Quiroga, Johan Wahlstrom, Kepa Garraza, Mariana Najmanovich, Ronald Ophuis, Eugenio Merino, Antonio Cortés Rolón, Jorge García, Carlos T-Mori, Armando Mariño, Gabriel Escalante, Prem Sarjo, Pedro Tyler, Ben Dean, Roy Villevoye

Curator: Paco Barragán

Castrum Peregrini is a respected institution in Amsterdam with an interdisciplinary focus that used to be a safe house during WWII, where art and friendship played a crucial role to survive.

Within the cycle Memory Machine—a current series of exhibitions, debates, performances publications on cultural memory identity—guest curator Paco Barragán has conceived a challenging exhibition around the concept of “credibility” departing from the still enigmatic death of Osama bin Laden.

The death of Osama bin Laden was announced on television on the night of Sunday, May 1, 2012 at 11:30pm (ECT). President Barack Obama addressed the nation from the East Wing of the White House.

To date, we have not seen the “corpus delicti,” just an image of Obama and his team in the White House’s Situation Room staring off camera while the operation unfolds—we later found out it was not even a live feed.

Is it important that Obama and the Government of the United States disclose images of bin Laden’s corpse? Is the President’s verbal description of the burial and death of bin Laden enough? Is it lawful that, for the purpose of combatting terrorism, our governments treat citizens as if they were potential terrorists and spy on their communications without their consent?

Read my Lips! The True Story Behind the Representation of the Death of Osama bin Laden is an international group show with an interdisciplinary approach that sets out to give answer to these questions by analyzing diverse visual texts, with different levels of iconicity, discursivity and credibility.

The exhibition as such is divided in three sections. The show is complemented with a timeline containing the most significant events in the Middle East between 1900 and 2016.

I The Situation Room—The Reenactment of a Fiction
This section is devoted to the reenactment of the death of Osama bin Laden (OBL). It basically deals with “credibility” as substitute for traditional modernists concepts like “truth,” “reality” and “veracity.”

We explore here not only some of the iconic images that have constructed the myth—The Situation Room, President Obama’s Speech on May 1, 2011—but also Obama’s Nobel Prize speech and the idea of a “just war” against the backdrop of an illegitimate, ruthless and borderless “war on terror” staged by President Bush’s fiction of the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.

President Obama asked us to believe, but in the absence of proof—a photo or footage—of bin Laden’s dead body, the artists gathered here stage their own fictions: from the moment OBL is dropped into the sea in a bag from the deck of a naval ship to OBL selling souvenirs of the Twin Towers in the afterlife.

II The Abbottabad Compound—The Reconstruction of the Fiction
This section allows us to delve into Osama bin Laden’s personality and his ideas through a selection of his writings, accompanied with a timeline showcasing some major defining moments of his life. We have also recreated part of Osama bin Laden’s library by way of a selection of publications in English released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

Finally, we have selected of broad scope of articles and essays from international journalists and scholars ranging from the 1980s till recently that will help us understand how most terrorist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, ISIS/ISIL, the Taliban, Boko Haram, et al have been trained, financed and armed by UK, USA, NATO, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Israel in their “arch of crisis policy”: the re-drawing of a new Middle East through the disintegration of the nation-states by chaos and wars triggered by “Islamic fundamentalism.”

III Zero Dark Thirty—The Fiction of the Fiction
In this part we will analyze the famous award-winning movie Zero Dark Thirty by British filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow.

The reason for dedicating a section to a movie is that, in today’s society, human beings no longer share politics or religion but just (pop) culture. Secondly, because this will be the official version of what happened to OBL for people to come, and not one proceeding from a documentary or a history book.

According to the creators, the film is based on true events, so it has a claim of truth from the very start. The problem now is that Bigelow sets to publicize the false idea that torture made the finding of bin Laden possible. But we know by now that it did not happen that way, as Senator Diane Feinstein, the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture affirmed.

The exhibition aims to provide a wider understanding of the wars and conflicts in the Middle East through timelines, articles, photographs, documents and other related material.

Truth has ceased to be an image in order to become a dogma of faith. Or said in other words: if modernity was about telling the truth, contemporaneity is about telling a good lie.

The True Story of the Death of Osama bin Laden at Castrum Peregrini

Article source: http://www.e-flux.com/announcements/the-true-story-of-the-death-of-osama-bin-laden/


If you’re in doubt about whether the US government’s various programs to spy on its citizens has made people more paranoid, this should clear things up.

Jonathon Penney, a fellow at the University of Toronto’s interdisciplinary Citizen Lab, analyzed traffic on Wikipedia and found that visits to entries about terrorist groups fell by 30 percent after whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA was spying on citizens’ online activity.

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In his paper, ‘Chilling Effects: Online Surveillance and Wikipedia Use‘, Penney looked at monthly views on Wikipedia pages for 48 topics that the US Department of Homeland Security said it tracks on social media, including ‘Al Qaeda’, ‘terror’, ‘weapons grade’, ‘Abu Sayyaf’, ‘Iran’, ‘extremism’, ‘Nigeria’ and jihad.

He noted that in the 16 months prior to Snowden’s first big reveal, the articles drew between 2.2 million views per month rising to 3 million. After Snowden went public, those figures fell below 2 million before stabilizing at just under 2.5 million 14 months later.

Penney’s paper highlights the ‘chilling effect’ of the government’s snooping programs, which refers to the discouragement of the legitimate exercise of legal rights by the threat of legal sanction – in this case, to seek information and learn about what’s going on around the world.

Penney concluded:

If people are chilled from informing themselves about breaking news stories and other important news events, or from doing simple research online on matters of law, security, and public policy like “terrorism,” then chilling effects also have serious implications for public policy and public deliberation on point. With people potentially chilled or deterred from such basic acts of information gathering, people will be less informed, and our broader processes of democratic deliberation will be weakened.

His research could aid a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of Wikipedia’s nonprofit parent organization against the NSA and the Justice Department, which argues that the agencies violated the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches through its mass surveillance programs.


Traffic to Wikipedia terrorism entries plunged after Snowden revelations, study finds
on Reuters

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Article source: http://thenextweb.com/us/2016/04/28/government-snooping-scaring-people-away-reading-wikipedia-entries-terrorist-groups/


Tuesday April 26, 2016, Michelle Obama and many other celebrities came to New York City’s Harlem Armory to celebrate National College Signing Day. National College Signing Day is a part of her Better Make Room campaign, which launched last fall. She has made it known that she wants to make a campaign to encourage the necessity of ensuring a strong education for young people and to give students the resources they need to be successful.

She first announced her nationwide tour in 2014, which led her to hosting more than 600 events in different communities across the country. Within the last decade, researchers say that only 10 percent of people in the lower class earn a bachelor degree, compared to more than 50 percent in the upper class. With this in mind, Obama wants everyone to have a fair shot of being successful regardless of their financial and economic background.

Reports say that more students are earning their degrees and earning higher-paying jobs, while loans, debt and delinquencies are declining. By 2025, education advocates believe more than 1 million students will be enrolled in college, at least 6 million more students will apply to college and many people will be able to receive money from FAFSA. At yesterday’s event, more than 4,000 high school students from all over New York came out to celebrate with the very engaging and inspiring First Lady. The vocal and engaged audience seemed to soak up the experience with much gratitude and excitement. As well as Obama, many other celebrities like Jidenna, Diggy Simmons, Rev. Run, Allan Houston, Jay Pharaoh, Melissa McCartney and LaLa and Carmelo Anthony came out to celebrate with the scholars. “These Grammy Award winners, these NBA All-Stars, these Hollywood celebrities all wanted to be a part of this day,” Obama said as she started her inspirational speech about students being dedicated to hard work and far-reaching academic achievement.

“But we also know that even in those moments when you were tired and a little frustrated, that you never gave up. You never stopped fighting for your dreams. And you did it! Every single one of you in this room is going to college! … It’s about celebrating your academic achievements. We are celebrating education up in here!”

Along with this campaign, the President and First Lady also created the White House College Opportunity Call to Action, where they ensure that administrators have the resources to monitor and educate the students. They want communities to partner up with the schools and families so they can thrive and be successful. They are also recruiting highly trained high school counselors who can guide the scholars in the right path.

The next College Signing Day will be April 29 in Washington, D.C. It will be hosted by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. The Education Secretary John B. King Jr. will be giving remarks as well.

Article source: http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2016/apr/28/first-lady-celebrates-college-signing-day-harlem/


Dinsdagavond werden een aantal creatieve sessies gehouden tijdens de kick off voor 3FM Serious Request. Op uitnodiging van 3FM, gemeente Breda en het Rode Kruis kwamen meer dan 100 ondernemers, evenementenorganisatoren en creatievelingen uit de stad bijeen bij Lunet B.  

Wethouder Boaz Adank gaf aan hoe blij hij is met de terugkeer van de inzamelingsactie naar Breda. In 2008 was de Grote Markt ook al het middelpunt van de actie. De grote vraag – waar komt het Glazen Huis – werd dinsdagavond nog niet beantwoord.

“Geef ons nog een maand de tijd”, stelde Adank. Want zo simpel als het lijkt, is het volgens hem niet. Ben Houdijk van 3FM vulde hem daarbij aan. “Het evenement is gegroeid. Ook het huis zelf. In Heerlen was daar ook de studio van NPO3 BNN aan gekoppeld. Dat is zes bij twaalf meter.”


Veiligheid

Daarnaast is er het bezoek: Houdijk: “Dagelijks komen honderdduizend mensen naar de stad. De veiligheid staat voorop.” Volgens Adank gaat het nog tussen vier locaties. “In de historische binnenstad, dat staat wel vast.”   

Waar de ideeën voor acties naar toe gaan is nog onduidelijk. Het Rode Kruis maakt binnen enkele weken het thema bekend. Dat gebeurt samen met 3FM. Houdijk: “Duidelijk is dat we altijd de kant van het slachtoffer kiezen.” Marquerite Patiwael, van het Rode Kruis: “Heel belangrijk is dat we willen weten waaraan het geld wordt besteed.”

Voor Bredanaars die in actie willen komen is er het GlasLab, een initiatief van NHTV. Iedereen die vragen heeft over acties kan daar aankloppen. Gemeente en NHTV kunnen acties faciliteren. Daarnaast gaan studenten side-events coördineren. In de loop van de maand moet duidelijk worden welke events daadwerkelijk gaan plaatsvinden.

Article source: http://www.nu.nl/breda/4242237/ideeen-3fm-serious-request-breda-van-carnaval-dance.html


  • Richella Heekin, 26, and Ben Marlow, 30, arrived at Birmingham Airport, UK
  • But were told their flights to Vegas were booked from Birmingham in US
  • Were told no refund was available and had to go to Amsterdam instead
  • Miss Heekin had bought flights as a surprise birthday gift for her boyfriend 

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It was supposed to be the holiday of the lifetime in Sin City, famed for its 24-hour casinos, bright lights and luxury resorts. 

But it turned into a nightmare before it had even begun for Richella Heekin and Ben Marlow.

The couple had arrived at Birmingham Airport, in the West Midlands, only to be informed the flights they had booked were in fact departing from Birmingham Alabama, in the United States.

Despite forking out £1,200 for the flights, they were told no refund was available and had to go to Amsterdam instead.

Disgruntled: Ben Marlow and Richella Heekin, from Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham, were unable to jet off on their dream holiday booked to Las Vegas - as their flight was from Birmingham in the United States

Disgruntled: Ben Marlow and Richella Heekin, from Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham, were unable to jet off on their dream holiday booked to Las Vegas – as their flight was from Birmingham in the United States

Distraught: Miss Heekin was left devastated after they were unable to go to Vegas despite spending £1,200

Distraught: Miss Heekin was left devastated after they were unable to go to Vegas despite spending £1,200

Contrast: This graphic shows the varying distances to Las Vegas from Birmingham in the US and the UK

Contrast: This graphic shows the varying distances to Las Vegas from Birmingham in the US and the UK

Miss Heekin, 26, a speech and language therapist, had booked the trip through lastminute.com as a 30th birthday surprise for her boyfriend of four years. 

She kept details of the trip secret for more than a year before finally revealing the present at a party in front of all their family and friends. 

Recalling the unfortunate mishap, Mr Marlow, a care worker, said: ‘When we turned up at the airport we couldn’t find the flight details anywhere.

‘We approached one of the desks and they told us our holiday was booked from Alabama.

‘I was gutted – more for my partner than for me. She had told everyone and she was really upset.

‘She was distraught and we didn’t know what to do.’ 

He added: ’It’s a common mistake apparently – but if that’s the case the company’s website should make it more clear.

‘It’s embarrassing because everyone was really happy for us. We are just going to have to start saving from scratch again.’

Dream trip: The couple had booked flights to Las Vegas (pictured) but had to make do with Amsterdam

Dream trip: The couple had booked flights to Las Vegas (pictured) but had to make do with Amsterdam

Hometown airport: The couple thought they had booked flights from Birmingham Airport in the West Midlands

Hometown airport: The couple thought they had booked flights from Birmingham Airport in the West Midlands

Wrong airport: In fact, the couple had booked flights from Birmingham Alabama Airport (pictured) 

Wrong airport: In fact, the couple had booked flights from Birmingham Alabama Airport (pictured) 

NOT THE FIRST TIME: BIRMINGHAM COUNCIL USED PICTURE OF CITY SKYLINE TO ENCOURAGE CIVIC PRIDE.. BUT IT WAS BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA

This is not the first time the two Birmingham airports have caused confusion.  

In 2008, Birmingham City Council admitted sending out thousands of leaflets bearing the US city’s skyline. Around 720,000 pamphlets praising residents for their recycling were sent out at a cost of £16,000.

Prior to that, West Midlands’ Conservative MEPs made the same mistake on their website. On that occasion they were swift to replace the image – within 24 hours – to one of Selfridges’ distinctive discs and the spire of St Martin’s in the Bull Ring.

In 2014, the City Council plugged a bridal fair in Birmingham, Alabama, on the events section of its website.  

Like its Midland namesake, Birmingham, Alabama, is a city built on industry and manufacturing but has a smaller population of about 210,000, compared with the million-plus residents who live in the UK city.

Lastminute.com said its website made a clear distinction between the two airports.

A spokesman said: ‘While not an error on our behalf, we do feel very sorry that Richella and Ben only realised this choice of departure was incorrect once at the airport.

‘This is when they contacted our customer service team, who did their best to assist on the day of travel.

‘However there were no other flights available which could have been booked as an alternative.

‘We take customer satisfaction very seriously and are committed to always finding the best possible solution.

‘We have since contacted the airline and the hotel to ask whether any refund would be available.

‘Unfortunately, as per the terms of conditions of the booking, this is not something that can be provided.

‘Such cases are extremely rare.’ 

Despite the 4,200-mile distance between them, the two airports have some surprising similarities.

They are a similar size and both went into service around the same time – the UK’s version was commissioned in 1928, while flights began at the U.S. version in the same year. 

A TALE OF TWO BIRMINGHAMS MORE THAN 4,200 MILES APART 

Birmingham in Alabama was named after the city in the English midlands and many of its earliest inhabitants were English. 

The city was founded in June 1871 and quickly developed a steel industry. Factory owners wanted to use African Americans as a cheap source of labour to allow them to undercut other steel manufacturers. 

Residents in the Alabama state capital have to survive without a top-level professional sports franchise.

With Aston Villa’s relegation from the Premier League, Birmingham has lost its biggest top-flight team. 

The West Midlands version of Birmingham can boast it has a bigger canal system than Venice. It is also the home of Cadbury’s and was the birth place of gas lighting. 

It was also home ot James Watt, who developed the steam engine and Joseph Priestly, who discovered oxygen.

The Alabama version of Birmingham is most famous for the American Civil Rights movement and has more green pace per capita than any other US city. 

 


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Article source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3561647/Couple-left-devastated-girlfriend-booked-partner-dream-30th-birthday-trip-Sin-City-accidentally-paid-flights-Birmingham-Alabama-instead-UK.html


De dienstverlening van TicketFlow bestaat uit het leveren van white labelled software en hardware voor toegangscontrole tijdens events. Met de overname voegt CM ticketing toe aan haar dienstenportfolio.

TicketFlow werd opgericht in 2014 door André Brekelmans en Joost de Danschutter. Met de oprichting van de payments serviceprovider CM Payments in 2015 en de reeds bestaande messagingdiensten van CM kan het nu de complete festivalbeleving ondersteunen: De aanschaf van het ticket, de toegangscontrole en betalingen op het festival.

CM is reeds bekend in de festivalwereld. In de jaren ’90 was zij hierin actief, toen nog onder de naam ClubMessage, met onder andere SMS Chat op grote festivals als Dance Valley.

Oprichters Joost de Danschutter en Andre Brekelmans blijven werkzaam voor TicketFlow, dat een eigen entiteit wordt onder CM Groep.

Article source: http://www.nu.nl/breda/4242113/cm-neemt-ticketdienstverlener-ticketflow.html


The Las Olas Wine  Food Festival returns this Friday, April 29, to downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The Las Olas Wine Food Festival will take over Fort Lauderdale’s most prestigious boulevard once again. 

As in years past, this Friday, April 29, LOWFF wends its way through four downtown city blocks, offering eventgoers a chance to sample food, wine, and spirits from more than 100 vendors; each is there as part of a greater mission to fight lung cancer, which remains the third-leading cause of death in the United States. 

Today, after more than two decades of creating wine and food memories, the annual LOWFF has expanded to feature more than 70 of South Florida’s finest restaurants and more than 45 wine tables. That makes it one of the largest food and wine events in the tricounty area (and the largest vendor attendance yet).

“The Las Olas Wine Food Festival has become one of the most high-profile and eagerly anticipated charity events in South Florida and has helped raise hundreds of thousands for critical local and national lung health programs,” says Ashley Bencivenga, area director of the American Lung Association in Florida. “It has been — and will continue to be — among our best local fundraisers.”

This year, look for samples from each of the 2016 Broward and Miami-Dade County restaurants participating, including 15th Street Fisheries, 3030 Ocean Restaurant, Bao Las Olas, Beauty and the Feast, Boatyard, Brass Tap, Braza Viva, Burlock Coast, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, American Social, Cibo Wine Bar, Crave Rum, DelGrosso, Dippin Dots, Fork Balls, Gran Forno Bakery, Grille 401, Hard Rock Café, I 3 Mac Cheese, Indigo, JWB Prime Steak and Seafood, Kilwins Las Olas, Kuro, Lobster Bar Sea Grille, Louie Bossi’s Restaurant Bar and Pizzeria, Mama Mia, Novecento, Pride Joy, Pronto, Sea Level Restaurant Ocean Bar, Shooters Waterfront, Sette Bello Ristorante, Suviche Las Olas, Sweet Nectar, Texas de Brazil, The Chimney House, Thursday’s, Timpano, Spa Juice Bar, Wild Sea Oyster Bar, and YOLO.

Thanks to a new partnership with CI Management — creators of the South Beach Seafood Festival and producers of the Miami’s South of Spice — this year’s LOWFF will also include a series of new themed culinary events like cooking and mixology demonstrations, chef competitions, interactive retail booths, and even a make-your-own cocktail experience. That means keep an eye out for 2016 presenting sponsors like Breakthru Beverage Florida (one of the largest distributors of wine, spirits, and nonalcoholic beverages in the state), as well as New Amsterdam vodka and William Hill Winery; each will have its own interactive booths.

Back by popular demand, you’ll find the Beer Garden. Sponsored by Stephens Distributing and Supplier Partners, craft selections will include samples like Anheuser-Busch’s Best Damn Root Beer Cherry Cola, Goose Island, Blue Point Brewing Co., and Shock Top Brewing Co.

LOWFF general-admission tickets cost $100 per person and include entrance to the festival as well as all food and beverage sampling. VIP tickets cost $150 per person and include early access to the VIP Pavilion starting at 6:30 p.m., featuring the only full open bar. The VIP Pavilion also includes premiere food and wine samplings available only for VIP ticket holders. All proceeds from the festival benefit the American Lung Association in Florida. 

The Las Olas Wine Food Festival will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 29. The event is located on Las Olas Boulevard between Southeast Sixth Avenue and Southeast 11th Avenue. Call 954-727-0907, or visit lasolaswff.com.

Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food Drink Instagram.

Article source: http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/restaurants/the-2016-las-olas-wine-and-food-festival-returns-new-food-drink-and-interactive-themed-booths-7744246


Spotify has just acquired a startup named CrowdAlbum, a company that specializes in aggregating photos and videos from concerts, events and performances.

CrowdAlbum has been around through 2013 and collects a “visual history” of sorts for artists during tours using images from fans sharing images on social media. As the name implies, it’s basically crowdsourcing photo albums for bands.

So. Much. Tech.

Some of the biggest names in tech are coming to TNW Conference in Amsterdam this May.

The company has so far worked with a variety of well-known artists, including  DiploDeath Cab for Cutie, Lil Wayne, Fallout Boy and others.

It’s not too hard to see why Spotify would be interested in the functionality. It recently introduced a Fan Insights feature to give artists a better breakdown of who’s listening to their music, as well as a Concerts feature to show nearby events from artists you listen to.

CrowdAlbum’s technology could also make for an additional social element to its streaming service; imagine taking a photo of your favorite artist at a concert, and then seeing that image pop up on his or her Spotify bio?

In any case, expect to see a lot more concert photos on Spotify soon.

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Het wordt langzaam maar zeker drukker in de treinen naar de stations Amsterdam Zuid en Alkmaar, waar grote dance-events zijn georganiseerd in het kader van Koningsdag. In Amsterdam is dat het Kingsland Festival bij de RAI en in Alkmaar heeft radiostation SLAM! zijn Koningsdag-dancefeest. 

Volgens de NS is er in de treinen naar de festivals sprake van een gezellige sfeer. 

Rustiger dan anders

Op Amsterdam Centraal is het rustiger dan op andere Koningsdagen. De NS houdt er rekening mee dat in de loop van de middag de drukte nog op gang komt, maar dan moet het weer wel wat beter worden. 

In het hele land is het in treinen en op stations rustiger dan in andere jaren, al zegt een woordvoerder dat het ook niet bepaald is uitgestorven. 

Aangepaste dienstregeling

De spoorwegen rijden vandaag, op Koningsdag, weer met een speciale dienstregeling. Er zijn ook extra en langere treinen ingezet rond steden als Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Breda, Alkmaar en Arnhem. Hoewel de drukte meevalt, blijft de speciale dienstregeling van kracht. 

Article source: http://nos.nl/artikel/2101787-ns-langzaam-maar-zeker-drukker-naar-events-in-amsterdam-en-alkmaar.html