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Researchers succeeded for the first time in mapping protein-protein interactions in living developing plant roots. The findings of the international team of the department of Plant Developmental Biology at Wageningen University and Research, the section of Molecular Cytology at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Düsseldorf were published in Nature .

The study, entitled ‘In vivo FRET-FLIM reveals cell type-specific protein interactions in Arabidopsis roots’, was coordinated by Ikram Blilou (WUR). This work is considered as a breakthrough in the field of cell and developmental biology because it is now possible to visualize interactions between proteins under physiological conditions within intact living tissue in a non-invasive manner. This approach will allow better understanding of protein-binding events, which are essential for cellular function as well as their dysfunction in diseases.

Understanding root growth

At the tip of a developing and growing root a population of ‘stem cells’ reside. These cells divide and differentiate into different cell types generating different tissues in the plant root. The fate of each cell, hence what kind of root tissue it will become, is determined by special proteins, among which transcription factors play a crucial role. In order to better understand how these proteins regulate root growth the team of Ikram Blilou, together with Yuchn Long, set out to determine the interactions between a set of key transcription factors. In particular they focused on how these interactions change during growth and susbequent impact on cell fate and root development.

Technical challenge

It is technically very challenging to elucidate protein interactions in living organisms at the cellular level because the expression level of these proteins is low, making it difficult to pick up these interactions in living tissue. In this study the researchers used state-of-the-art functional imaging and molecular biology techniques to visualize specific interactions using FRET-FLIM (Förster Resonance Energy Transfer –fluorescence lifetime imaging) technique in combination with genetics and gene expression analysis. Proteins interact by direct binding, this means they come very close to each other and in particular FRET techniques can be used to detect these interactions by tagging the proteins of interest with genetically encoded fluorescent proteins.

Combined expertise

This study is the result of a successful collaboration between three international teams, together with Plant Developmental Biology at Wageningen University, also involving Prof. Theodorus Gadella from the Van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy in Amsterdam and Prof. Rudiger Simon from Düsseldorf University. The team of Prof. Gadella, including Dr. Joachim Goedhart and Dr. Marten Postma, has a long standing expertise in optimization of fluorescent proteins, quantitative microscopy and advanced FRET-FLIM analysis.

Publication details

Yuchen Long, Yvonne Stahl, Stefanie Weidtkamp-Peters, Marten Postma, Wenkun Zhou, Joachim Goedhart, María-Isabel Sánchez-Pérez, Theodorus W. J. Gadella, Rüdiger Simon, Ben Scheres  Ikram Blilou: ‘In vivo FRET–FLIM reveals cell-type-specific protein interactions in Arabidopsis roots’, in Nature (26 July 2017). http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1038/nature23317

Article source: http://sciencebusiness.net/news/80406/Researchers-at-the-University-of-Amsterdam-light-on-protein-interaction-networks-in-a-developing-organism

London-based boutique research company, Media Insight Consulting, seeks a highly-skilled and motivated individual to join their team in a senior manager position covering day-to-day insight roles, in addition to coordinating the FastForward branch of the business, overseeing the annual international event series including the flagship two-day conference in Amsterdam.

The job, based in Moorgate, requires a split focus across entertainment industry-centric data analysis and consulting, and international event management, in a tight-knit, fast-paced business team.

The successful candidate will have a diverse skill set, and strong understanding of the economics of multiple entertainment industries (music and gaming as a priority), with prior experience in both insight and events fields on an international level, outstanding interpersonal skills and clearly demonstrated leadership potential.

This role reports directly to the CEO.

KEY TASKS RESPONSIBILITIES

You will:

  • Manage the day-to-day internal operation of the business, coordinating with the CEO and other insight team members, and liaising with clients directly;
  • Be responsible for managing both events-related projects, coordinating within the team to help deliver to both internal and external deadlines;
  • Develop the programmes for a series of internally managed international conferences, seminars, social events, and will also take full responsibility for all operations, content research, design, and client/supplier/sponsor relationship management for each of these events;
  • Be responsible for setting, communicating and maintaining timelines and priorities on all event projects, ensuring team members collaborate and communicate to achieve this;
  • Act as a manager between the CEO and the relevant event staff/stakeholder for each event;
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with service providers, internal team members, event-related organisers, speakers, sponsors, and volunteer staff;
  • You will create and monitor comprehensive and readable financial reports detailing event income and expenditure, ensuring efficient use of resources;
  • Ensure budgets are achieved, and event requirements and expectations met;
  • Collaborate with other team members and clients to provide a ‘joined up’ insights and analytics response to briefs;
  • Run projects which deliver useable and insightful findings to the client’s business (from fully interrogated briefs to purposed and digestible outputs) employing different methodologies;
  • Construct and design reports, infographics, and presentations for internal business, external client, and public-facing purposes;
  • Provide analysis, interpretation and reporting of audience insight assets (existing and ad-hoc);
  • Create consumer research from scratch, delivering unsupervised at every stage from the very first meeting, to scripting, testing, soft launch, full launch, data cleaning, analysis, written report and verbal presentation.
Skills Experience Required

You must have:

Events

  • Exceptional experience of successful working in a professional events environment;
  • Proven experience of delivering multiple international media events simultaneously
  • Experience of line-managing teams of multiple people simultaneously (international experience preferred);
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office, Mailchimp, Survey Monkey, WordPress, event management platforms (Eventbrite, Universe), databases,
  • online content and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, specifically);
  • Intermediate-Advanced skills in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, or comparable design software;
  • Experience of multi-event budget management, setting targets and delivering to those set targets;
  • Excellent skills at managing supplier relationships, across international territories;
  • Proven track record of managing speakers and their respective travel, accommodation and additional requirements
  • Experience managing sponsorship negotiations, sponsor relationships and sponsor expectations

Insight

  • Previous experience of working in insight within a music or media company;
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Tableau software;
  • A strong numerical background;
  • A strong critical thinking approach;
  • Experience with constructing, conducting, and analysing consumer insight surveys;
  • Experience with analysing big data sets (greater than 1bn rows) and providing actionable, relevant internal business- and client-facing insight; [evidence will be requested]

General

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in each of the events and insight fields, including experience of working internationally in both fields
  • Demonstrable advanced knowledge in music business, gaming, and new technology industries;
  • Demonstrable macro- and micro-economic understanding of these respective industries and/or relevant international multi-territory knowledge (specifically United Kingdom, Europe, and Asia-Pacific);
  • Hold a Masters’ degree or higher in a music business discipline;
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills, with acute attention to detail;
  • Strong written skills, including varied writing styles suitable for reports, editorials, and blogs;
  • High-functioning project managerial skills, across both sectors of the business simultaneously;
  • Must be effective working in a small team, self-motivated, and confident with proven experience working with high levels of autonomy;
  • Experienced and skilled public speaker, capable of preparing and giving presentations or lectures;

Article source: https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/jobs/media-insight-consulting-senior-manager-international-events-insight-uk/


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Open Jewish Houses, a project of the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam and the brainchild of Denise Citroen, was founded as a pop-up project in Amsterdam neighborhoods in 2012. The goal: bring Dutch visitors into houses once inhabited by Jews before the Second World War, with an eye toward personalizing the stories and making them relevant to audiences of widely varying backgrounds and ages. Today, with over 250 meetings across the Netherlands in more than a dozen cities, and similar projects being started elsewhere in Europe, the project has evolved into a unique form of active remembrance, creating connections and reviving an awareness of Jewish life.

One day in the late 1990s, Denise Citroen answered a knock at the door to find an Israeli family on the steps of her Amsterdam home. The house, the Israelis explained, had been designed and built in 1930 by a Jewish architect – their father – before the family left the Netherlands for Mandatory Palestine shortly after the Second World War. Would she, they wondered, be willing to let them have a look inside?

Citroen was “overwhelmed with joy” at the request. As she explains over coffee when we meet in the Plantagebuurt neighborhood, in the former heart of Jewish Amsterdam, that chance encounter formed the basis for the project that would become Open Joodse Huizen (Open Jewish Houses). Following the Israelis’ visit, Citroen wondered how many other houses in Amsterdam contained such still-untold stories. Soon after, she began a pilot program in her neighborhood, asking if residents would be willing to research and recount the stories of the previous Jewish inhabitants of their homes for the neighborhood magazine. The success of the local initiative – 13 houses shared their tales in the series – inspired Citroen to view the ‘house stories’ as more than local interest pieces. Instead, she saw their potential as an innovative way of facilitating public interaction with the complex story of Dutch Jewry.

As Citroen explains, Amsterdam alone has over 20,000 homes that housed Jews at the start of the Second World War. Most were subsequently vacated as Jews either went into hiding or were deported. Those few who returned – the Netherlands had among the lowest survival rates in Western Europe – found their homes taken over by non-Jews who had purchased the ‘vacant’ homes in legal arrangements facilitated by the German occupying authority and local councils.

Working with the city’s Jewish Historical Museum, Citroen developed the idea for a broader program that would offer residents of houses formerly inhabited by Jews the chance to research the history of the building and its former occupants, and then invite the public into their homes. Unlike existing research projects, the initiative – given the name Open Jewish Houses – is designed to make the stories of former inhabitants personal and relevant by combining them with the historical research and lives of current residents. In 2012, the project’s first year, twenty three homes opened their doors.

In the six years since, Open Jewish Houses has provided an opportunity for exploration of both the past and present stories of thousands of these homes in the form of small, local gatherings, timing the events to correspond with the annual May national day of remembrance in the Netherlands. Residents, neighbors, or family members take twenty minutes to explain the history of the home, its former inhabitants, and their connection to them. Another twenty minutes are then set aside for open question-and-answer with the audience, allowing attendees and hosts alike to offer memories of former inhabitants, share experiences, and participate in a collective act of remembering.

Though the gatherings benefit from a national model, the specific gatherings across the country are organized by local committees and staffed by volunteers. This grassroots structure keeps the events tied to people and places in the dozens of communities hosting OJH gatherings, often bringing local historical committees and amateur researchers into the process. Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to make connections as personal as possible. Central to the philosophy of the project, Citroen explains, is the role of the house itself as a facilitator of sorts, because “location is a link between the past and now, and former and present inhabitants, in a very natural way.”

Though the Holocaust features prominently in most stories, Citroen emphasizes that OJH specifically aims to refocus attention onto the individual lives of the Jewish residents before, and not merely during, the occupation. And the intimate, informal setting, she says, allows for organic conversations and frank exchanges “so strong that more can be discussed.”

This personalizing aspect of the Open Jewish Houses model marks a departure from traditional methods of Holocaust education in the Netherlands, moving the focus from monuments and statues to specific, personal narratives. Education in schools and the public sphere, when it occurs, frequently focuses on well-told stories like that of Anne Frank. Understanding of the Holocaust often assumes an archetypal status that distances, rather than humanizes, the Dutch Jewish past in collective imaginings. As a result, Citroen says, people “don’t know how to talk about Jews normally.” The OJH approach aims to refocus attention on individual stories, bringing them “from myth to memory” in a way that makes engagement with the past accessible for Jews and non-Jews alike.

The novelty of Open Jewish Houses is further highlighted by the recent growth of fixed Holocaust memorials in the Netherlands. Our seat by the café window looks out onto the Hollandse Schouwburg, a former theater converted into a deportation center during the Second World War. Now, the Schouwburg has been converted into a memorial under the auspices of the Jewish Cultural Quarter, like the recently-opened National Holocaust Museum across the street. Plans have been developed for the construction of an independent National Holocaust Memorial in Amsterdam, designed by Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind.

The contrast between the OJH approach and such static projects is one Citroen embraces. Unlike the memorials, she notes, Open Joodse Huizen is focused on turning each house into a “monument in time, not stone.” The project – “like Shabbat,” Citroen adds with a smile of familiarity – creates a space of specialness that elevates the location and creates an impromptu “temporary remembrance community” around common commitment to learning and sharing, rather than an edifice that fades over time into its surroundings. The key to the program is its value in complementing – not replacing – the more traditional approach.

Judging by Open Jewish Houses’ rapid expansion, the program’s model is a one that resonates; in 2017, around 8,000 people – Jews and non-Jews, tourists and Dutch alike – attended OJH events across the Netherlands. What does the success of OJH mean for the future of Holocaust remembrance?, I ask Citroen toward the end of our conversation. She replies, “it’s not a finished story – each generation has to find a new way of telling.”

And the key to OJH’s way of telling? “We don’t talk about genocide,” she responds. “The focus is on life.”

Article source: http://forward.com/scribe/378256/a-new-way-of-teaching-the-holocaust-in-holland-stepping-inside/

Summer basketball leagues and tournaments are quite popular this time of year, here in the New York metropolitan area and around the United States. The NBA’s Summer League has even found popularity after five years because of the interest in several of its newest rookies. Leagues and tournaments are sponsored by local and national organizations, such as the Rucker and Slam Jam in Harlem, the Kevin Bushell Pre-Teen Classic in Brooklyn, AAU nationals, sports apparel companies or deep pocket athletes such as Rod Strickland and Kyrie Irving’s summer basketball league held in the Bronx.

Many of the teams that participate in summer basketball programs and programs throughout the year are entered into these events by their coach. Most coaches at this level coach for several reasons. Reason No. 1, they aspire to coach as a profession—schools (middle or high), college and the pros. Some coaches at this level have become more successful, better known or as known as some of the athletes. Successful ones command high salaries and have agents to negotiate their contracts with teams and sponsors.

Another reason why some coach is to give back and share their knowledge, their experiences. Some want to help prevent youth from making the poor choices that they’ve made in the past. They want to help give young student athletes some direction and mentorship, and then there are those parents who coach because they feel that their children are talented enough to play, to compete, but they might not believe in or feel confident enough in having someone else coaching their children. They may feel that other coaches might not be good enough, qualified or sensitive enough to their children’s talents, so they put together teams themselves that compliment their prodigies’ skill sets.

In sports, a coach is a person involved in the direction, instruction, teaching and training of the players of the team and the team’s operations. Ethics is important. Parents of the team’s players are putting their faith and confidence in the coach. In some cases, the coach has become a father figure, sometimes even the baby sitter. A coach confided in me that he brought his Super Biddy team all the way to the Bronx from Brooklyn early in the day. The parents know that they’ll return at a specified time later that day for them to pick up their sons, but a parent or someone in charge may not be there when they get back.

The coach explained, “Now the son has been with me all day, traveling from Brooklyn to the Bronx, the Bronx to Brooklyn, and yo, sometimes they come without any money. I’m the coach. I take it out of my pocket, and sometimes I have to baby-sit. The mother may be shopping or getting her hair done and isn’t answering her phone when we get back. I can’t just leave the kid out there on the street.”

Article source: http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2017/jul/27/its-not-just-playingits-also-about-coaching/

A contingent of grassroots activists, artists, admirers and comrades of exiled political refugee Assata Olugbala Shakur came together Sunday, July 16, at Newark’s REFAL Center (271 S. Ninth St.) to acknowledge her with “For the Love of Freedom: Assata Is Always Welcome Here—An Honoring of 70 Years of a Committed Life,” hosted by the N.J. Black Panther Party Commemoration Committee.

The audience chanted “Assata is welcomed here!” in unison to open the event.

Moderator Zayd Muhammad began the program by pouring libations, acknowledging the great heroes and sheroes who sacrificed their lives in their struggle for liberation from U.S. government-sponsored genocide, imperialism and tyranny.

“What happened to her is a prime example of the length that the government was willing to go to destroy the Party,” he noted. “The fact that she survived her incredible ordeal and was able to secure some semblance of freedom, albeit exiled, is a testimony to the spiritual will of our people to survive the worse expressions of oppression and to be free.”

He then recounted the events that occurred on the N.J. Turnpike the night of May 2, 1973, which led to the shootout that caused the serious wounding of Shakur and deaths of fellow Black Panther Zayd Shakur and a N.J. State trooper when Zayd Shakur’s car was pulled over after being racially profiled by the troopers.

Shakur and co-defendant Sundiata Acoli, who was also in Zayd Shakur’s car, were charged and later convicted of the trooper’s death and sentenced to life plus 30 years.

After surviving six and a half years in N.J. prisons, Shakur was sprung free from the maximum security wing of the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey Nov. 2, 1979, allegedly by her Black Liberation Army comrades.

After navigating under the radar for a few years, she resurfaced in Cuba after being granted political asylum by the Caribbean country’s president, Fidel Castro.

During Sunday’s event, several of Shakur’s Panther comrades were present and recalled how she tirelessly helped feed and educate the poor Black communities before her capture. They contended that’s why she was targeted by COINTELPRO. They also thanked the Cuban government for supporting the revolutionary mother hen of the Black Liberation Army.

Two of Shakur’s comrades called in to wish her a happy birthday—first, Dhoruba bin Wahad, then Acoli, who is now 80 years old and still incarcerated. Amiri Baraka’s widow, sister Amina, was present.

African dance, drumming and poetry readings followed, and then the traditional singing of happy birthday, as well as the Stevie Wonder rendition and finally the cutting and distribution of the vegan cake.

“Hands off Assata Shakur, free Sundiata Acoli and long live the panther spirit of Zayid Malik Shakur” was one of the chants. Shakur states in her autobiography, “No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free.”

Article source: http://amsterdamnews.com/news/2017/jul/27/activists-commemorate-assata-shakurs-70th-birthday/

Integrated Systems Events, the producers of the annual Integrated Systems Europe show that set an attendance record for global pro AV shows in February with more than 70,000 people, recently announced “the start of an official cooperation” with the VR Days Europe festival in Amsterdam on Oct. 25-27.

VR Days “is a unique celebration of virtual and augmented content, creativity and production taking place in five different venues” around Amsterdam, according to the joint announcement from ISE and VR Days Europe organizers. Now in its third year, VR Days Europe 2017, which is using the motto “Where Realities Meet,” will feature “a mix of events featuring a compelling range of keynotes, sessions, workshops and seminars,” according to the press release.

VR Days 2016 drew more than 3,000 attendees.

On the way to setting its all-time attendance record of more than 44,000 attendees, InfoComm International debuted the Immersive Technology Pavilion, a partnership between Freeman and Samsung that highlighted the potential of augmented and virtual reality in commercial integration.

Here’s more about the partnership between ISE and VR Days Europe:

Integrated Systems Events will provide content, marketing and organizational support for VR Days Europe. In return, VR Days Europe will produce a new VR Days event at ISE 2018, specifically targeted towards ISE exhibitors and attendees.

For Integrated Systems Events, the agreement with VR Days forms part of its strategic commitment to develop complementary, cutting-edge technology and business events to sit alongside the annual four-day Integrated Systems Europe exhibition. Integrated Systems Events also produces the DSS series of international conferences and the Smart Building Conference.

VR Days Europe Festival Director Benjamin de Wit commented: “Our mission is to unite the VR and AR communities, to inspire creative minds and to drive business forward. I am delighted that we are working with ISE as we complement one another perfectly. Together we are confident that we can develop the event and the brand. A number of the vertical market sectors we cover are extremely relevant for the AV market-place. There is the potential for a great deal of synergy.”

VR Days Europe 2017 comprises five key components, hosted in five different locations: The VR Days Europe Conference, held at the prestigious DeLaMar Theatre, will showcase the leading VR and AR creative professionals in a dedicated one-day conference; Expert Tracks, hosted by leading personnel working on content, technology and research, will explore vertical market sectors such as Media, Arts, Entertainment, Healthcare, Education and Enterprise Solutions; the VRackathon will see VR experts tackle technical challenges set by companies and organizations; a CineMart will feature a jury of VR film and technology leaders who will debate projects looking for finance and distribution; the Church of VR will showcase the finest VR content.

VR Days Europe will also feature an exhibition and the Halo Awards which will honor leading AR, VR and MR projects.

Integrated Systems Events Managing Director Mike Blackman commented: “The use of augmented and virtual reality products and solutions is already playing a significant role in the AV business for both our exhibitors and attendees. There is much to learn and much to get excited about. It’s vital that ISE is able to provide a platform for companies and individuals that are keen to understand the current state-of the-art, what’s available today and what’s coming in the future. VR Days has an unrivaled position to help us deliver this and one that we are proud to be involved with and help to develop.”

What technologies will carry integrators into the future?

Article source: http://www.commercialintegrator.com/markets/ise-virtual-reality-vr-days-europe/

Researchers succeeded for the first time in mapping protein-protein interactions in living developing plant roots. The findings of the international team of the department of Plant Developmental Biology at Wageningen University and Research, the section of Molecular Cytology at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Düsseldorf were published in Nature .

The study, entitled ‘In vivo FRET-FLIM reveals cell type-specific protein interactions in Arabidopsis roots’, was coordinated by Ikram Blilou (WUR). This work is considered as a breakthrough in the field of cell and developmental biology because it is now possible to visualize interactions between proteins under physiological conditions within intact living tissue in a non-invasive manner. This approach will allow better understanding of protein-binding events, which are essential for cellular function as well as their dysfunction in diseases.

Understanding root growth

At the tip of a developing and growing root a population of ‘stem cells’ reside. These cells divide and differentiate into different cell types generating different tissues in the plant root. The fate of each cell, hence what kind of root tissue it will become, is determined by special proteins, among which transcription factors play a crucial role. In order to better understand how these proteins regulate root growth the team of Ikram Blilou, together with Yuchn Long, set out to determine the interactions between a set of key transcription factors. In particular they focused on how these interactions change during growth and susbequent impact on cell fate and root development.

Technical challenge

It is technically very challenging to elucidate protein interactions in living organisms at the cellular level because the expression level of these proteins is low, making it difficult to pick up these interactions in living tissue. In this study the researchers used state-of-the-art functional imaging and molecular biology techniques to visualize specific interactions using FRET-FLIM (Förster Resonance Energy Transfer –fluorescence lifetime imaging) technique in combination with genetics and gene expression analysis. Proteins interact by direct binding, this means they come very close to each other and in particular FRET techniques can be used to detect these interactions by tagging the proteins of interest with genetically encoded fluorescent proteins.

Combined expertise

This study is the result of a successful collaboration between three international teams, together with Plant Developmental Biology at Wageningen University, also involving Prof. Theodorus Gadella from the Van Leeuwenhoek Centre for Advanced Microscopy in Amsterdam and Prof. Rudiger Simon from Düsseldorf University. The team of Prof. Gadella, including Dr. Joachim Goedhart and Dr. Marten Postma, has a long standing expertise in optimization of fluorescent proteins, quantitative microscopy and advanced FRET-FLIM analysis.

Publication details

Yuchen Long, Yvonne Stahl, Stefanie Weidtkamp-Peters, Marten Postma, Wenkun Zhou, Joachim Goedhart, María-Isabel Sánchez-Pérez, Theodorus W. J. Gadella, Rüdiger Simon, Ben Scheres  Ikram Blilou: ‘In vivo FRET–FLIM reveals cell-type-specific protein interactions in Arabidopsis roots’, in Nature (26 July 2017). http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1038/nature23317

Article source: http://sciencebusiness.net/news/80406/Researchers-at-the-University-of-Amsterdam-light-on-protein-interaction-networks-in-a-developing-organism

Article source: http://www.avnetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=126934



Music for Enophiles

The Bowery Electric
; 7/26 at 7 p.m.;
327 Bowery., nr. 2nd St.; 212-228-0228

From a founding member of the Blue Man Group comes this band that plays the music of Brian Eno, specifically songs from his solo pop recordings from 1974 to 1977. Someone should tell Eno about them.

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Damrosch Park
,
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; 7/26 through 8/13; 62nd St. at Amsterdam Ave.; 212-875-5000

One of the country’s longest-running free outdoor festivals starts with a bang on Wednesday night with NPR Music’s Turning the Tables Live, featuring selections from NPR’s 150 Greatest Albums Made by Women, and a performance by Rickie Lee Jones. Thursday night is the Nosotros festival of Latinx artists, and on Friday catch Rumer with special guest Dionne Warwick. See the full schedule here.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Forest Hills Stadium
; 7/26 and 7/27 at 5:30 p.m.;
1 Tennis Pl., nr. Burns St., Forest Hills, Queens

The 40th-anniversary tour of the Heartbreakers’ self-titled debut album—which gave us the national anthem “American Girl”—will also be their last big one, if Tom Petty is to be believed (though he’s been saying that for over a decade). They play two nights, with Peter Wolf opening.

Panorama Music Festival
Randalls Island Park; 7/28 thru 7/30
Coachella’s East Coast sister festival travels from the desert to an island, with a stacked lineup including Frank Ocean, Solange, Belle and Sebastian, A Tribe Called Quest, and the first live show in three years by Nine Inch Nails. For those more down with DJs, the festival will also feature an LED-lit outdoor dance club called “The Point.”

Andrew Bird and Esperanza Spalding

Prospect Park Bandshell
; 7/28 at 6:30 p.m.; 141 Prospect Park W., nr. 10th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn

The name of whistling folk hero Andrew Bird is at the top of this billing, though it should be the other way around. Bassist Esperanza Spalding is a generational musician, so much so that the Grammys dubbed her the Best New Artist in 2011, the first-ever jazz musician to receive the award. It’s hard to imagine a stage of two packed with more talent than this pairing.

Article source: http://nymag.com/nightlife/barbuzz/music-events-July-26/

Wat is er verder te doen in Amsterdam? Informatie over toerisme, cultuur, uitgaan, evenementen en meer vindt u op de website van I amsterdam.

Article source: https://evenementen.amsterdam.nl/