Galactic, George Porter Jr., & Irma Thomas Among Performers For 2019 French Quarter Festival

first_imgThe French Quarter Festival will look to present the “Largest Showcase of Louisiana Music in the World” when it returns to its home in the French Quarter of New Orleans for its 35th year this spring on April 11th-14th. The annual, free music event, which began running back in 1983, announced its 2019 lineup of over 1,700 local artists on Wednesday afternoon. The list of names includes Galactic, who will make their festival debut, The Meters‘ bassist George Porter Jr. & the Runnin’ Pardners, and Irma Thomas a.k.a. the “Soul Queen of New Orleans”, just to name a few.Other artists included on the list of names announced on Wednesday include Preservation All-Stars, Rebirth Brass Band, The Dukes Of Dixieland, The Soul Rebels, Buku Broux, DeJan’s Olympia Brass Band, New Orleans Suspects, Jamal Batiste Band, Little Freddie King, Carl LeBlanc, New Orleans Classic Jazz Orchestra, and Wanda Rouzan and a Taste of New Orleans. The complete listing of 2019 performers will be revealed in a few months on March 22nd.Related: Foundation Of Funk Announces Late-Night Show During Jazz Fest With Oteil BurbridgeThis year’s four-day event will of course also feature some world-class culinary options from around the New Orleans area to keep attendees energized throughout the marathon weekend of performances. The entire festival will begin with French Quarter Festival Second-Line Kickoff Parade beginning at 10 a.m. on April 11th, which runs from 100 block of Bourbon Street to Jackson Square.Fans can head over to the event website for more general information on this year’s event, as well as ticket package options.last_img read more

Unai Emery makes Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha his top Arsenal transfer target

first_imgUnai Emery makes Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha his top Arsenal transfer target Advertisement Emery is expected to be busy during the summer transfer window (Picture: Getty) Emery not taking anything for granted, despite 3-1 lead over ValenciaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:27FullscreenEmery not taking anything for granted, despite 3-1 lead over Valencia is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘He’s on a four-year contract, he’s one of our highest-paid players and he’s absolutely adored by the fans and everyone in south-east London,’ Hodgson said.‘As far as I’m concerned, I’m looking forward to working with him not only in the near future, but I’m looking forward to seeing him in the Crystal Palace shirt for many years to come.’Arsenal face Brighton on Sunday as Emery’s side look to keep their slim top-four hopes alive.They then travel to Spain for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final clash with Valencia. The first leg finished 3-1 to the Gunners.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Comment Unai Emery wants Arsenal to sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has made Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha his top target ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports.Zaha is considered one of the best players in the Premier League at a club outside of the top-six and has impressed again this season for the Eagles.The Ivory Coast international returned to Selhurst Park in 2015 following a poor spell at Manchester United and is once again being linked with England’s elite clubs.Tottenham and Chelsea have expressed interest in signing Zaha this season but The Sun say Emery is keen to bring the 26-year-old to north London.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityEmery wants to bolster his squad with a number of signings at the end of the season, with the Gunners falling out of the top four over the last month.The Spaniard wants to bring at least two defenders to the Emirates, but is also hopeful of adding some more attacking talent, with Zaha his top target.Palace, who guaranteed their Premier League safety after beating Arsenal last month, are reluctant to lose Zaha but may be tempted to cash in if the right offer is presented.Eagles boss Roy Hodgson, meanwhile, has said that he expects Zaha to be a Palace player for ‘many years to come’. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 4 May 2019 10:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link302Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Wenger: We can win without Giroud

first_img Press Association Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits losing striker Olivier Giroud to a three-match ban is a “blow” – but one which his side must learn to deal with if they are to hold on to a place in the top four of the Barclays Premier League. Giroud was shown a straight red card by referee Andre Marriner in the final minute of last Saturday’s 1-0 win at Fulham for jumping into a challenge with defender Stanislav Manolev. The Arsenal boss initially indicated he felt the dismissal had been warranted, but the club decided to issue an appeal, which was rejected by the Football Association on Tuesday, after which the Frenchman said: “I am sad that it didn’t work, but we have to cope with it.” center_img Wenger must now re-evaluate his attacking options for crucial games against newly-crowned champions Manchester United on Sunday, then at QPR and at home to Wigan before Giroud, who has netted 17 goals, will be eligible again on the final day at Newcastle. “It is a blow that we cannot have him available. We will have to do without him and we will do it,” Wenger told Arsenal Player. “It is a harsh decision. After the game, I was a little bit less convinced that he didn’t deserve the red card, but having seen it again, I feel it is completely accidental and a very minor incident.” Wenger could opt to deploy Theo Walcott, currently Arsenal’s leading scorer with 18, down the middle against United, looking to stretch the defence with his pace, or hand Lukas Podolski – who has netted 14 times this season – the chance to impress in a central role. Whatever attacking line-up Wenger decides upon, the Arsenal boss knows there will be little margin for error given their slender one-point lead over fourth-placed Chelsea and two-point advantage over north London rivals Tottenham, albeit having played a match more than both teams. Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski will again miss out because of a cracked rib, but otherwise Wenger reported no fresh injury concerns from the 1-0 win at Craven Cottage – which was a ninth win in the last 12 league games. Arsenal are expected to mark United’s achievements with a guard of honour before the match, when former Gunners captain Robin van Persie has been warned to expect a heated reception from the Emirates Stadium faithful following his controversial £24million move last summer. last_img read more


first_imgMain Street, Letterkenny has many vacant buildings.Letterkenny is to appoint a new ‘Town Manager’ in an attempt to breath new life into its ailing town centre.At present one in six properties in the town centre is empty because of the economic downturn.Now the town council and the local Chamber has put up the cash to create a new post in a bid to breath new life into the area. A ‘Town Team’ will also be appointed to back up the Town Manager.Local businessman Mark Bundschu said “If one or two more retailers open, confidence will grow. If one or two more close, confidence could plummet and we are all interested in revitalising our town”.He went on to say that “early discussions regarding the idea of forming a Town Team has been well received among the retail community in the traditional town centre area with everyone recognising that if we improve the product we will attract increased footfall.”The Town Council have vowed to work with all stakeholders in Letterkenny Town Centre and has agreed to match any funding raised privately. The first stage of the process will be to form a Town Team from representatives of the Council, Retailers, Hospitality, Vintners, Tourism, the Gardai and major employers in the Town.This body will elect a Chairman and very importantly hire a Town Centre Manager with a commercial focus who will work deliver on the initiative in 3 phases:Phase 1: Retail and Hospitality InvestmentOne of the first steps it to preparing an investment prospectus for the Town Centre, detailing the Properties available, the opportunity, and the deficiencies in the current mix of retail. This prospectus will act as a tool in the active recruitment of new tenants who will complement the existing retail offering.Phase 2: Citizen Engagement One of the key components of the initiative is getting the people of Letterkenny involved through opting-in to receive information about activities and offers in the Town Centre. There will be a Web-site and Facebook Page detailing what is happening in the Town and flyers will also be produced for hotels to give out to visitors.Phase 3: Making the Town Centre a more Attractive place to VisitThis will involve working with groups such as Tidy Towns and Council staff to ensure the Town Centre is well maintained and also having all stakeholders working together to ensure people feel safe and enjoy their experience when they visit the Town CentreGerard Grant, Letterkenny Chamber President who has supported this initiative from the beginning says the initiative will act as a mechanism to really work together to revitalise the town centre. “In particular the Town Centre Manager will be focused on ensuring the retail mix is optimised by taking a close look at the existing businesses and targeting retailers that can fill the gap. The support of the Council in bringing it to this stage has been vital and now we are seeking the support from retailers and others to ensure we maximise the funding opportunity.”Anyone looking for further information or who might be interested in applying for the position of Town Centre Manager should E-mail [email protected] TO GET NEW MANAGER TO GIVE TOWN CENTRE NEW LIFE was last modified: April 30th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ChamberdonegalletterkennyTown Counciltown managerlast_img read more