The New England First Amendment Coalition is seeking nominations for its 2020 Antonia Orfield Citizenship Award.
The award is given to an individual from one of the six New England states who has fought for information crucial to the public’s understanding of its community or what its government is doing — or not doing — on its behalf.
The candidate should have shown tenacity or bravery in the face of difficulty while obtaining information that the public has a right to know.
Nomination materials can be found here.
The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2020.
The award will be presented at NEFAC’s 10th annual New England First Amendment Awards luncheon from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on February 7 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 606 Congress Street in Boston.
Travis, James and Kevin welcome back Jeff Shrader of Advance Guard Militaria to discuss the spoils of war! Jeff comes back to talk to the guys about the importance of establishing prominence of items coming back from an active war zone and why carrying off anything of value doesn't fly like it used to 100 years ago.
ALSO - Kevin takes an art consignment from a Baroness - Raids of the home of Nazi leaders - James talks about his time in Kosovo - Items of cultural importance - What Jeff found in a Vietnam footlocker - The proper paperwork for these types of items https://www.advanceguardmilitaria.com/
Wickford Art Association is seeking an experienced Gallery Director to manage and improve the artistic and commercial success of the Association.
The Gallery Director must possess skills in the areas of financial management and budgeting, administrative management, effective marketing, member relations, public relations and computer applications related to media, database development, research and office operations. He or she must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be familiar with the Rhode Island arts community.
A college degree is preferred, and a strong arts background with management experience is desirable.
The successful applicant will serve as the face of the Association, developing and building relationships with artists, donors, the business community and public officials.
Interested candidates can access the full job posting on the Wickford Art Association website, http://wickfordart.org/job-postings/
The deadline for submissions is November 30.
Wickford Art Association is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization. Since 1962, the Wickford Art Association has produced the annual Wickford Art Festival, in addition to exhibits, lectures and demonstrations that are open to the public, classes, and fine arts scholarships for high school seniors.
Travis, James and Kevin welcome in Megan Berto from Altered Reality Entertainment to preview the upcoming 2019 Rhode Island Comic Con! Learn more about the main ticket items, panels and celebrity appearances as well as tips and tricks on how to get the most out of the weekend!
ALSO: - Family Vacation Reunion with Chevy Chase - Watch Nightmare on Elm Street with Robert Englund - Details on BOTH afterparties - Stranger Things panel - Travis's panel "Turning Collectibles into Cash"
There are many reasons why NYC is known as one of the top cities in the US when it comes to music. From iconic places that have become a part of American culture, to excellent jazz schools that help educate tomorrow's stars. Unfortunately, we cannot cover all the reasons why NYC is the music lover's dream. But, what we can do is give you a rundown of the best NYC music festivals.
Our pick of the best NYC music festivals
When you try to describe the music scene in NYC you can only come short. After all, there are so many iconic places and venues that you would need multiple books in order to cover them. So, for the sake of giving you a complete picture, we are going to limit this article of the top 5 NYC music festivals that we feel every music lover should attend.
Governors Ball Music Festival
If you can visit only one music festival in NYC, we suggest that you attend the Governors Ball Music Festival. This awesome festival was launched in 2011 and is held annually in June. Here you can hear some of the best musicians of today, as the festival has become quite a phenomenon. To give you an idea of who performs at this festival we are just going to mention Tool, Wo-Tang Clan, and Kanye West.
Mind you we are only giving you a hint of what you can see here as the 2020 lineup has Florence & the Machine, Lil Wayne and Dreamers. So, if you just moved to NYC and you want to try settling down in Hell's Kitchen, consider heading to the Governors Ball Music Festival. Let that piled up moving stress wash away with a great atmosphere and terrific groove.
Are you the type of person that will only settle for the biggest, most numerous venue in NYC? Then you need to head off to the SummerStage. When it comes to NYC music festivals, this is the biggest one by far. There are usually hundreds of concerts held all around NYC. Usually, people set them up in parks as the number of attendees is increasing year by year.
The SummerStage hosts almost every kind of music and music-related performance. From Jazz and Dance venues to more family-oriented concerts and even Opera events. Whatever you feel interests you, you can find it. Whole parks are turned into dynamic, fun places where you can have a great time. So, if you don't know what to do in NYC during the summer, look no further. SummerStage is something that you absolutely need to experience at least once in your life.
Some people think that NYC is only about jazz and hip-hop. But, while those music genres are quite present and you can easily call NYC the jazz capital of the US, we would advise you not to forget about the rest that NYC has to offer. Every electronic music fan worth their salt has heard about Electric Zoo. This three-day festival that starts on Labour Day is all about the best that the electronic scene has to offer. Since 2009, top artists have come here to showcase their skills over multiple stages on Randall's Island.
The 2019 lineup included Eric Pryds, Afrojack, Dog Blood, Sullivan King, Subtrocins... All the names that you associate with electronic music were there. So, you can bet that the 2020 lineup is going to be even better. They even have a stage dedicated to showcasing local NYC talent, which makes this an excellent venue for getting to know future artists before they become famous.
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
You can learn about moving to Brooklyn from sites like dynamicmovers.com. But the one thing that those sites won't tell you is what Brooklyn is really like. For that, you will have to attend the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival. This festival was founded in 1979 as an effort to revitalize Prospect Park. Ever since, the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival has become a true staple of the borough, that every New Yorker should attend at least once. Not only will you be able to listen to free shows, but you can also choose to attend beneficiary concerts and give back to the community.
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is a great way to get to know the current lifestyle in Brooklyn. A lot of people showcase art that gives valuable insight into what Brooklyn is like now. And they give hope to what Brooklyn could be. Our advice is to study the history of Brookly a bit before you come. That way you will have a deeper appreciation for the whole event.
Blue Note Jazz Festival
You had to know that this was coming. After all, what kind of a list of NYC music festivals would this be if we didn't mention the Blue Note Jazz Festival? There are numerous festivals all over NYC that showcase pop, rap, and even techno. But, there are only a few that represent the true spirit of NYC. And that spirit is best shown in jazz. Throughout June, Blue Note Jazz Club hosts the best NYC jazz musicians. Any true jazz lover in NYC knows that this festival is a must-see for anyone that likes smooth jazz that is as much of an NYC staple as a yellow cab.
This festival is truly a must-see, even if you are only visiting NYC for a short while. There is truly something about the NYC jazz scene that helps tell the story of New York. Maybe that is why foreigners love American music so much. We simply cannot help but put our lives and our soul into the music we create. This is why, if you really want to understand NYC, you need to know how to listen to jazz.
In this episode, Travis, James and Kevin are discussing some items that some people (including your state and federal law enforcement) would consider illegal! James helps to sell an 1830s ivory chessboard, Travis is fascinated by extinct birds and Kevin sells a two-headed calf.
ALSO! - Why was it legal for James to sell the ivory chessboard? - The trickiness of Ivory laws - Tiger skins, and extinct stuffed birds - Nicholas Cage's T-Rex skull - Human skull and body parts - Tibetan artifacts made from bone.
The Wickford Art Association is presenting its annual Small Works Show and Sale from Sunday, November 17 to Sunday, December 24, 2019 at 36 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI.
During the show, 45 member-artists will display their work in all media. Original art, small in size, affordably priced and simple to wrap, Wickford Art Association makes it easy to purchase and give (or receive) fine art while supporting local and regional artists. All artwork is under 14” on the longest side and priced under $300. As work is sold, new work is put on display. In Rhode Island, fine art purchases are sales-tax free.
The Small Works Show and Sale holiday reception is on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at 36 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI. Meet the artists, purchase exceptional artwork and enjoy refreshments.
The Wickford Art Association is a non-profit organization with 400 members from Rhode Island and New England. The association hosts art shows and classes in its gallery at 36 Beach Street in North Kingstown, and has produced the Wickford Art Festival every July since 1962. Wickford Art Association is dedicated to educating, encouraging and inspiring artists and art lovers throughout the community.
Wickford Art Association hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 - 3:00 PM and Sunday noon to 3:00 PM. Closed Mondays and holidays. For more information, please call (401) 294-6840, visit our website or stop by the gallery.
Travis, James and Kevin are talking about the ever-changing markets of gold and silver commodities. Learn why gold has seen such an astronomical rise in value over the last 20 years, the real differences between sterling silver and coin silver and why mint marks are important!
ALSO: - Scrapping for bullion - Why do people horde gold and silver? - How to break in to trading silver and gold - Paying "spot price" - Platinum, Palladium, Rodium and other rare metals - Winston Churchill and his $6 Million Golden Toilet
Tony Jones Show #211 - With music from The Schemers, For The Love of Sloane, Blindside Thunder, Evil Streaks, Midnight Creeps, Neutral Nation, Shore City, Jets Can't Land, Time Out Timmy, The Amazing Crowns, Roz and The Rice Cakes, and Radio Compass
Travis, James and Kevin are discussing the wide world of travel collecting and the various trinkets people collect to remember their special trips. From souvenir spoons to maps from the Titanic, the guys give some insight as to what drives the value for these items.
ALSO: - Railroad art and memorabilia - The most valuable travel collection pieces - Disney animation cels - World's Fair memorabilia - Little kid Travis has his first bad trade experience at Disney -Pilgrim badges
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