Berry Recruitment launches employee engagement programme

Berry Recruitment launches employee engagement programme

first_imgBerry Recruitment is introducing an employee engagement programme for its 250 employees, including a recognition scheme and access to a range of voluntary benefits.The recruitment organisation is launching the engagement programme to enhance the range of benefits available to staff, and to help retain and attract top talent.The programme, provided by Perkbox, includes access to benefits such as retail and leisure discounts, free mobile phone insurance and breakdown cover. Other perks include corporate gym rates and discounts on MOTs.Employees can browse and redeem offers via a dedicated online account, which also links to a smartphone app.Berry Recruitment’s staff can also access wellbeing support through the platform, such as online classes in yoga, healthy cooking and meditation, as well as financial help and advice.Under the new programme, staff will be automatically enrolled in an internal reward and recognition scheme. This uses a gamified system to reward employees and drive peer recognition.Chris Chown, group managing director at Berry Recruitment, said: “Being able to offer our employees fabulous perks fits in perfectly with our ongoing commitment to rewarding our valued teams and attracting top talent to our business.“In our employee satisfaction survey, our staff asked for improved benefits. We listened and partnered with Perkbox as part of our aim to provide the most diverse range of benefits possible.”last_img read more

How can pension schemes asset allocation accommodate drawdown in retirement

How can pension schemes asset allocation accommodate drawdown in retirement

first_imgWhen the concept of in-scheme drawdown was introduced in 2015, nearly 60% of trust-based pension schemes said they would not offer the facility, according to the 2015 Pension flexibility survey published by Willis Towers Watson in January 2016.However, many schemes are reviewing their positions. A number of large organisations with big governance budgets are preparing to offer drawdown, either as an in-house facility or via a third party, says Brian Henderson, partner, defined contribution (DC) and financial wellness leader at consultancy Mercer.Drawdown is easiest to implement as part of a large master trust, many of which have put structures in place for participating employers, and via a group personal pension (GPP) provider, although the contractual nature of GPPs means the option cannot be implemented at group level.Asset mixOne challenge in arranging drawdown is the asset allocation of the underlying investments and how to transition scheme members from the accumulation phase. In-house drawdown will be based on a fund, unlike traditional drawdown plans that are based on a portfolio of primarily income-generating assets, and feed that income straight back into the portfolio for distribution to the policy holder.Advisers typically recommend a diversified retirement fund, which will be a multi-asset fund with low volatility, with perhaps 30-40% in bonds, but also with real prospects of growth to allow the fund to keep pace with future inflation. The allocation to growth assets also goes some way to protect against ‘negative pound cost averaging’, where taking an income from shrinking investments does disproportionate damage to a pension pot.Move away from lifestyle fundsCurrently, many employers are in the process of switching away from lifestyle funds, that systematically move members 100% into cash and gilts in the run-up to retirement, replacing it either by a single diversified multi-asset fund for all-comers, or a system of three funds targeted at the three basic options of cash withdrawal, annuity purchase and drawdown, in which case the drawdown thread will be a diversified multi-asset fund.Some paternalistic parties, therefore, believe that employees should be able to make a smooth transition into the post-retirement phase with minimal effort and without incurring trading costs.In-scheme drawdownWhether it is possible to design a default fund for in-scheme drawdown is, however, a moot point. The National Employment Savings Trust (Nest) hopes to offer a default retirement income account, alongside a cash lump sum fund and ‘later life’ annuity.However, once an employee makes a decision regarding what to do with their benefits, such as making a cash withdrawal, this should trigger a conversation about whether the composition of the underlying fund is appropriate to the individual’s needs, says Henderson. “Each member has to make an absolute decision about what to do with their benefits in post-retirement land, while in pre-retirement there is a common goal to build up a portfolio, so talk of defaults post-retirement is dangerous,” he explains.David Bird, head of proposition development, LifeSight, at Willis Towers Watson, adds: “Employers are considering drawdown because they see the attractions of investing through to retirement with the same assets, avoiding the costs of selling and repurchasing their fund at retirement. But the reality is that using the provider’s vehicle will be a lesser evil than an arrangement that has not been properly set up.”It is still very early days. Thomson Reuters blazed the trail by implementing in-scheme drawdown in October 2015 after calculating most members would accumulate funds of £100,000 to £500,000. One of the trustees’ first decisions was not to de-risk members in lifestyle funds, but to communicate with those employees most likely to choose drawdown. Having made some interim changes to default funds, they are currently reviewing those options, says Andrew Luck, UK pensions manager.Mark Pemberthy, director at JLT Employee Benefits, says: “There is also an issue with glide path length. Currently most lifestyle systems don’t even start de-risking until members are in their late 50s but under the new freedoms, people are accessing their funds from age 55. It’s a big disconnect that needs addressing.” Need to knowThe easiest way to offer in-scheme drawdown is to use a third party such as a provider or master trust.Diversified multi-asset funds are recommended for employees on a glidepath to drawdown. These are designed for low volatility, but with real prospects of growth to keep pace with future inflation.Once an active decision has been taken, then arguably that should trigger a review of the underlying fund to ensure it suits the individual’s circumstances.last_img read more

West MiamiDade business evacuated after ammonia leak

West MiamiDade business evacuated after ammonia leak

first_imgWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Dozens of employees were evacuated from a West Miami-Dade business, Monday night, after an ammonia leak was detected.Miami-Dade Police, Fire Rescue and Hazardous Material units responded to Crystal Valley Specialty Produce, at 2950 N.W. 74th Ave., after employees detected an ammonia leak. About 1,000 gallons of ammonia leaked out at the business, but no one was seriously hurt.“Ammonia is a toxic industrial chemical … but in large amounts, so it would have to be above 15,000; 20,000 gallons to actually be a concern,” Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Hazardous Materials Lt. Alvaro Tonanez said.Twenty Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units and six Hazardous Material units responded to the business and ventilated the building.An employee at the store, Elai Rodes, said something broke, then they smelt the ammonia.“Something broke, a tube, a pipe, something like that, and we smelled the smell. They took us out of the warehouse, and everybody is OK,” Rodes said through a translator.Although ammonia can cause irritation to the eyes, nose and mouth, this leak was small enough that it didn’t cause any major issues. Ninety-three people were assessed by first responders, with one being transported to a local hospital for further treatment. Employees of the business said the responders helped get the situation under control relatively quickly. “Very strong, very strong, but they worked fast, and they evacuated the place very quickly,” Claudio, an employee, said through a translator.Many of the employees got out quickly because the ammonia caused irritation to their throats and eyes. Responders were then able to focus on ventilation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Construction crew accidentally cuts gas line

Construction crew accidentally cuts gas line

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A gas line leaked in Fort Lauderdale, Monday morning, and fire officials know who caused it.According to Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, a gas line was accidentally cut by a construction crew near Southeast 20th Street and 21st Avenue.The construction crew secured the area until hazmat crews arrived to the scene.The leak was capped soon after.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

BSO Driver was traveling 95 mph in crash that killed elderly man

BSO Driver was traveling 95 mph in crash that killed elderly man

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – Deputies have arrested a Pompano Beach man accused of causing a crash that killed an 80-year-old man.According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, 28-year-old Maxx Bernstein turned himself in to deputies Sunday.According to traffic investigators, Bernstein was driving 95 mph in a 35 mph zone when he crashed his BMW into 80-year-old James F. Stewart’s car in August.Stewart was pronounced dead at the scene.Investigators said surveillance video and witness accounts also showed that Bernstein may have been racing a motorcycle prior to the crash.Bernstein faced a judge, Monday, where he was charged with vehicular homicide and reckless driving. He is currently being held on a $100,425 bond.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Man arrested for having lobsters out of season

Man arrested for having lobsters out of season

first_imgKEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida fisherman was arrested Sunday for beginning lobster season a day early.Deputies said 27-year-old Dennys Llopiz was found with nine lobsters — seven were undersized — out of lobster season. The lobsters were also speared, officials said, which is always illegal.Llopiz was arrested just north of Marathon and is now facing several charges.Lobster season begins Monday.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Soldotna Parks And Recreation Creates Skating Path At Soldotna Creek Park

Soldotna Parks And Recreation Creates Skating Path At Soldotna Creek Park

first_imgThe Parks Department has been hot-mopping the skating path at Soldotna Creek Park for individuals to go out and skate.Soldotna Parks and Recreation Director Andrew Carmichael: “The skating path at Soldotna Creek will be up and running tonight, gonna through a few more coats on that thing. Getting it ready and as smooth as possible.” Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-rink-in-Soldotna.mp3VmJennifer-on-rink-in-Soldotna.mp300:00RPd People are welcome to skate as long as the lights are on. Parks and Recreation reminds people that the paths are available for skating only. If pond hockey is your game then Arc Lake, across town will be open and ready with a full ice rink after Parks and Rec dusts off the recent snowfall. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享While frigid temperatures have had many Kenai residents spending as much time indoors as possible, some local residents will have the opportunity to take advantage of outdoor activities, including ice skating at Soldotna Creek Park.center_img The Soldotna Parks and Recreation Department is taking advantage of the recent frozen temperatures and doing what they can to bring some “winter fun” to community members. The Parks Department staff will continue to check ice conditions to ensure safety for those wanting to get out and partake.last_img read more

State Forestry Burn Permits Required Starting April 1

State Forestry Burn Permits Required Starting April 1

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Division of Forestry is reminding residents that they must get a permit before burning debris in the open or in burn barrels, starting April 1 in areas under state wildland fire protection. In a release from DOF, debris burning and the use of burn barrels are the leading cause of wildland fires in Alaska. Burn permits contain instructions for safe and legal burning. Residents must obtain a new permit at the start of each season, which runs from April 1 through August 31. Residents are required to read and sign the permit before burning. They must also call the forestry office listed on the permit or check online each day before burning to ensure that burning is allowed. Permittees must have the burn permit in their possession when burning. Burn permits are free at state forestry offices and most local fire departments, or can be downloaded and printed atwww.forestry.alaska.gov/burn. This website is a key resource for learning about safe burning practices in Alaska.center_img Burn permits issued prior to the 2019 season are no longer valid. The general burn permits are free and available at the Kenai-Kodiak Division of Forestry Office in Soldotna. Dan Govoni, State of Alaska Div. of Forestry: “Residents on the Kenai Peninsula and Kodiak need to check with their local municipalities to see what type of burn permits are also required by them.” Burn permits are NOT required for camping, cooking or warming fires under 3 feet in diameter.last_img read more

Be Advised Of Limited Visibility On Sterling Highway Towards Cooper Landing

Be Advised Of Limited Visibility On Sterling Highway Towards Cooper Landing

first_imgMotorists are reminded to drive cautiously, use headlights, and give the right-of-way to any fire traffic in the area.  Hikers planning on Skyline trail, Fuller Lakes trail, or Resurrection Pass may encounter some smokey conditions. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Division of Forestry in connection with cooperating agencies are reminding drivers to expect smokey conditions and limited visibility through MP 60-70 of the Sterling Highway. Fire activity became visible from the highway late Saturday night. Fire crews are asking motorists to resist the urge to stop on the highway to take pictures as fire crews and construction crews are working heavily in this area.center_img Travelers are reminded that an inversion layer combined with smoke near the area has the potential to quickly reduce visibility which may require the use of pilot cars or alternate routes.last_img read more

AMC 2008 Its a Slugfest Out There

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO—The American Magazine Conference is a study of an industry in transition. I suppose not surprisingly, this year’s conference is very much focused on e-media. Of the sessions that focus on the magazine business, seven are e-media related while only six are specifically print oriented. The sessions featuring business and political celebrities have also been valuable, if purposefully light. (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, pictured, didn’t illuminate much on the financial rescue of Wall Street—I doubt California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, coming Tuesday, will either.)First full-day highlights included a session on reshaping the model for magazines, where IDG’s Bob Carrigan demonstrated how far out in front of the rest of the industry his company really is. Where others offered generalities, Bob was talking about what IDG has already done.One of the keynotes Monday was Tom Rogers, former CEO of Primedia, the cobbled-together giant of the ‘90s that was broken up and sold over the last four years. Rogers is now CEO of TiVo. I remember when Rogers took over Primedia. I interviewed him his first day on the job, and he somewhat anxiously asked me what the big magazine companies like Time Inc., Hearst, and Condé Nast thought of Primedia. Now, nearly a decade later, he’s preaching to them.Another highlight was a lunch presentation with Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook. BusinessWeek editor Stepher Adler, who interviewed her, set up the conversation this way: “WTF?” This is the first AMC in a while that’s been held in a city, not a resort, signaling, I suppose, a businesslike attitude on the part of the Magazine Publishers of America, which recently needed to lay off some staff. As Carrigan put it Monday: “Given the environment we’re in, there will be a migration towards performance-oriented media.” He wasn’t talking about magazines.And Carrigan’s fellow panelist, Ed Kelly, CEO of Amex Publishing, was even more succinct. Asked his priorities for the next six to 12 months, he said: “For us, it’s hunker down. It’s a slugfest out there. Bring it on.”[photo: Doug Goodman]last_img read more

Peoples Sexiest Man Alive Issue to Include ScratchnSniff Section

first_imgIn February, People ran an ad for Welch’s 100% grape juice which encourages readers to lick a taste strip in what the campaign touted as the final frontier of sensory marketing in magazines to be attempted by Madison Avenue.Magazines have tried carrying all sorts of sensory ads—sight (remember those LEDs cropping up a few year ago?), sound (People once accepted an ad that played Elvis’ “Hound Dog” to annoying effect), touch and, of course, smell—but this is the first instance I can recall a magazine using “smell” in an editorial setting.(Although how pure it is as an editorial play may be up for debate—Phelps, after all, chose “L’Homme YSL” as his favorite scent. I asked People whether or not Yves Saint-Laurent paid for placement. People says they did not.) This is not, however, the first time People has used sensory technology in an editorial section. In 2006 the magazine put out a Kraft-sponsored, subscriber-only holiday issue, which featured sensory technology in both advertising and editorial sections.At the time of the Welch’s ad, I suggested the magazines’ editorial teams embrace the available sensory technology. “What if you were reading a 29-page Vanity Fair article on, say, the war in Iraq in which you could open a flap and actually smell Baghdad? Or how about lathering Sports Illustrated’s Baseball Preview in pine tar?”Seeing what People did with the technology here (Meloni’s favorite scent: “a day at the beach”) I may have to rethink this. I still stand by the pine tar idea, though.Through September, People’s ad pages were down 6.1 percent—better than the industry’s 9.4 percent average, according to the Publishers Information Bureau. Ever wonder what Michael Phelps smells like?People magazine, which has a history of experimenting with sensory advertising within its pages, is set to publish a “scratch-n-sniff” section in its Sexiest Man Alive issue.The magazine, which hits newsstands on Friday, includes a section dubbed “Sexy Scents” with “scratch-n-sniff” photos of Gossip Girl actor Chace Crawford, film actor Taye Diggs, Law & Order star Chris Meloni and U.S. Olympic gold-medal swimmer Michael Phelps—each of whom “describe the fragrance that makes them feel their sexiest.” (Crawford chose freshly cut grass, telling the magazine he “grew up playing a lot of football and golf … When I smell freshly cut grass I get this air of competition. It wakes me up, gets me going”; Diggs “loves vanilla, chocolate, sandalwood and musk essential oils.”)last_img read more

The Nation and National Review Partner for Ad Sales

first_imgIf you forget politics for a second, the readership of The Nation and National Review are actually quite similar—”opinion leaders” inside and outside the beltway. That similarity drove the two magazines together to create the “Purple Network”—a combined sales effort that marries the red of the National Review and the blue of The Nation, as well as their rate bases and a steeply discounted ad buy. Both magazines have always targeted corporate marketers and have always come up short because of a brand’s nervousness about being associated with distinct political views. “When we sell this audience to people separately, we run into the same hurdle,” says Scott Budd, executive publisher of National Review. “They love who these people are, but they can’t put a publicly traded company into such partisan magazines.”By joining forces, the thinking goes, marketers can buy both magazines, reach the desired demographics and sufficiently neutralize any political backlash. “Political magazines are always up against this with advertisers. This goes back a hundred years,” adds Teresa Stack, president of The Nation. “They’re skittish about advertising on one side or the other, and this mitigates it because they’re talking to both sides.” Combined, the two magazines offer a rate base of 300,000 and a 50 percent discount off the standard 4-color page rate.The combo deal is also squarely aimed at both inside-the-beltway competitors such as Politico, Roll Call and National Journal and the larger national titles that swing into political topics, like The Atlantic. “We’re positioning ourselves as both a beltway buy and on a national level competing with the more cultural titles,” says Stack.The program is just underway and focusing on the 2013 buying cycle, but Stack and Budd say early interest is there. Initial sales efforts will go after the beltway buys, and then work their way out to the bigger national deals. From there, Budd says that they may try similar deals on the digital side and even move into co-produced events in the D.C. market.last_img read more

EditorinChief Chris Anderson Leaves Wired

first_imgT.J. Raphael is a FOLIO: Magazine Associate Editor. Follow her on Twitter. After an 11-year stint as Wired‘s top editor, Chris Anderson is stepping down. According to a memo released late Friday by Condé Nast CEO Charles Townsend, Anderson will leave the magazine, pursuing his “entrepreneurial dream.” The announcement comes about 10 days after the publication announced it was increasing its rate base for the 11th consecutive year to 825,000–a bump of 3 percent or 25,000. Below is the full note from Townsend on Anderson’s departure:Today Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired, announced that he will be leaving Condé Nast at the end of the year to become CEO of 3D Robotics, a company he cofounded several years ago.“This is an opportunity for me to pursue an entrepreneurial dream,” Chris said. “I’m confident that Wired’s mission to influence and chronicle the digital revolution is stronger than ever and will continue to expand and evolve.” Chris joined Wired as editor in chief in 2001. During his tenure, the magazine received eight National Magazine Awards, including the prestigious top prize for General Excellence in 2005, 2007 and 2009. In 2010, Adweek honored  Wired as its Magazine of the Decade.   As with every brand that challenges the current times and predicts the future, Wired will now embark on the next phase of its quest to determine “what will matter.”  Please join me in thanking Chris for his extraordinary contributions to the Wired franchise. We wish him the best of luck in his new venture and look forward to naming his successor shortly.last_img read more

1105 Combines Public Sector Brands

first_imgSubscriptions for the premium products run $39 annually. 1105 Media has combined two of its public sector brands to create a centralized resource for its audience of federal employees.Federal Soup—a free forum for government employees—has absorbed FederalDAILY—a freemium resource for editorial coverage—and relaunched as a unified product.”This rebranding to Federal Soup more accurately reflects the many federal employee topic ‘ingredients’ we cover,” says Kristi Dougherty, general manager of Federal Soup. ” Subscribers now have the ability to use all these resources in one website to fully research their federal employment questions, instead of searching multiple sites for news, reference, advice and opinions.”While forum access is still free, 1105 is potentially getting a new revenue stream from the channel. The move emphasizes the value of user-generated content for the audience, at least as an introduction into Federal Soup’s paid products.last_img read more

Defense Communities Find Themselves at a Crossroads

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR We have arrived at a crossroads for communities and installations — a juncture defined by years of budget battles and indecision.No matter which way you turn, the path forward is full of challenges and unknowns. In one direction is the status quo — sequestration, continued deadlock, death by a thousand cuts and the hollowing out of our bases and the communities they call home. In another direction is BRAC – a painful process that doesn’t solve every problem, but may add some clarity to the way ahead. There is a third path emerging, one defined by partnership and collaboration as a way to forge a vision of the base of the future.This crossroads requires every path be explored, and preparations made for what is to come. It is a time for communities and installation supporters to be heard and have an opportunity to understand how the decisions of policymakers will impact them in the near future.This June, ADC will host the 2015 Defense Communities National Summit in Washington, D.C. This yearly gathering of 600-plus public and private leaders has become the go-to policy event for defense communities and our military leadership. Make plans to join us for this important event as we explore this crossroads that will define the future of our defense communities and installations.RegistrationThe last chance for early registration is Friday, May 1. To register and save $100, please visit the Summit website.HotelADC has secured a block of rooms at a reduced rate of $229/night. To make a reservation, click here or call the hotel at (202) 393-1000, and mention the ADC Defense Communities National Summit. As always, these rooms are filled very quickly.Our block rate is the prevailing per diem rate, so if you require a per diem rate room, be sure to book early.last_img read more

In Central California Homebuilders Get Ready for Growth at NAS Lemoore

In Central California Homebuilders Get Ready for Growth at NAS Lemoore

first_imgAn influx of 3,000 personnel, civilians, contractors and dependents at Naval Air Station Lemoore in central California over the next 12 years has builders in the southern San Joaquin Valley excited about the prospect of new homebuyers.“Job creation is always a big factor,” Chris Williams, Central Valley division president for Woodside Homes, told the Fresno Bee.“Any time you get job creation, it makes it a promising location for new homes,” he said. Last year the builder finished a 37-home subdivision in the city of Lemoore, where homes sold for $255,000 to $335,000.“Sixty percent of our buyers were military,” Williams said.Much of the growth at the installation will occur over the next two years. An F/A-18 Super Hornet squadron is relocating midyear from NAS Oceana, Va., and 10 new F-35C Joint Strike Fighter jets will arrive from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., beginning in January. A second Super Hornet squadron from Oceana is slated to move to Lemoore, but no timeline has been set.Lemoore, the largest naval installation in the country for carrier-based aircraft, already has 15 F-18 squadrons and one auxiliary squadron.The primary response to the growth from the development community so far has been to build single-family homes.“I’ve had quite a few developers come forward,” said Judy Holwell, Lemoore’s interim planning director. “It’s all been housing,” she said.On base, the arrival of the military’s next-generation fighter jet, the F-35, has triggered a building boom. Already under construction is a building for squadron administration and maintenance, and a flight simulator facility, according to the story.A total of 150 F-35Cs are expected to make their home at Lemoore by 2025. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

John Legend Sara Bareilles Alice Cooper Shine In Jesus Christ Superstar

John Legend Sara Bareilles Alice Cooper Shine In Jesus Christ Superstar

first_img Twitter John Legend Shines In “Jesus Christ Superstar” john-legend-sara-bareilles-alice-cooper-shine-jesus-christ-superstar Email Legend took center stage, showing off his powerful voice and artistic versatility throughout the two-and-a-half hour show. Making the transition from his traditional concerts to the lead role in a classic show was a challenge Legend rose up to (no pun intended), even if it forced the singer slightly out of his comfort zone.”It’s a different kind of performance in one way because I’m usually performing my own music and I wrote the songs, I know the lyrics very well,” Legend admitted to E Online. “But I think this, learning the show, learning the character and the music adds a layer of complexity adds a challenge to it I don’t usually have when I’m performing my own music.”Bareilles is not new to the Broadway. The piano-pop powerhouse made her foray onto the stage in 2016 with the show Waitress, contributing music and lyrics of her own. Her performance in “… Superstar” of “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” had her fans in awe, while winning over the many of the viewers new to Bareilles’ abilities.For his only song of the night, shock-rock icon Cooper made it count. In the role of King Herod, Cooper entered to a roar of applause before launching into a musical challenge to Legend’s character, eventually darkening into his signature sinister growl. While Cooper’s may not be the first name that comes to mind on Broadway, his superior showmanship fit right into the show’s spectacle.With dashes of glitter, edgy costume design, and many other great musical moments, including “Superstar” from Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert” is being hailed by many as the finest live television musical yet.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Sunday night’s “live in concert” television presentation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice classic showcases the versatility of the GRAMMY-winning Legend in the title roleNate HertweckGRAMMYs Apr 2, 2018 – 7:30 am Many music fans spent their Easter Sunday evening in front of the television — and on Twitter — to catch NBC’s airing of “Jesus Christ Superstar: Live In Concert.” With jaw-dropping performances by GRAMMY winner John Legend in the title role and appearances from GRAMMY nominees Sara Bareilles and Alice Cooper, the show was heavy on heartfelt music.center_img News John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper Shine In “Jesus Christ Superstar” Facebook last_img read more

Yoshiki Says X Japan LP Due By Fall With Marilyn Manson Track

Yoshiki Says X Japan LP Due By Fall With Marilyn Manson Track

first_imgNews Facebook After wowing Coachella, X Japan’s next album is due in just months and will include a Manson collaboration trackPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs May 7, 2018 – 12:13 pm Flush with new fans from X Japan wowing Coachella festivalgoers and performing “Sweet Dreams” at the fest with Marilyn Manson during the second weekend, Yoshiki has promised his band’s next album by “late summer or early fall.”The band’s previous studio album was Dahlia in 1996. The current album has been in the works for 10 years already. While the band previously announced a new album would be coming in 2016, X Japan guitarist Pata had a serious medical issue that led to the project being shelved. “I know it’s a long time,” said Yoshiki, “but when you listen to the sound you’ll understand why it took that long.””Recording’s done pretty much, we just have to mix it,” Yoshiki told Consequence Of Sound. “It’s pretty edgy. It’s eclectic. Even though people want to say X Japan is heavy-metal or hard rock, the album is very eclectic and a wide range is covered.”Yoshiki also revealed that “99 percent of the songs are in English and it’s our first record targeting a worldwide audience.” In addition, fans can look forward to a Manson collaboration on the new record, which seems to be a perfect fit given their amazing performance at Coachella.”This is the evolved version of X Japan,” Yoshiki said. “Regardless of what happened in our past, it’s a new album.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more Email Twitter Yoshiki Says X Japan Album Due By Early Fall yoshiki-says-x-japan-lp-due-fall-marilyn-manson-track Yoshiki Says X Japan LP Due By Fall With Marilyn Manson Track last_img read more

The Aces On Music As A Tool To Ease The Pain

The Aces On Music As A Tool To Ease The Pain

first_img Facebook The all-female band talks about their growth as artists and how music can help by “dancing through the pain”Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Sep 18, 2018 – 2:03 pm The ladies of indie-pop/rock group The Aces may be young, but they have already learned a lot. After graduating high school a few years back, they decided to focus more of their energy on music and, as a result, their identities as musicians. Since then, they have released their debut album, When My Heart Felt Volcanic, and are feeling confident with what they are putting out in the world—their several self-directed music videos included. Katie Henderson, McKenna Petty and sisters Alisa and Cristal Ramirez sat down with the Recording Academy to tell us a little more about putting out their debut album earlier this year, their latest single, and the importance of their first ever release, “Stuck.” They explain how the song was pivotal for their growth as individuals and as a band.”I love the duality of a very upbeat song, and then you listen to the lyrics and you’re like, oh, that’s kinda heartbreaking. You’re almost, like, dancing through the pain, and trying to get over it through music,” shares Cristal Ramirez.Exclusive: BONES On “Creature” & Music As A Platform For EmpowermentRead more NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 18, 2018 – 2:02 pm The Aces On Music’s Ability To Ease Pain The Aces On Music As A Tool To Ease The Pain aces-music-tool-ease-pain The Aces On Music As A Tool To Ease The Pain Twitter News Email last_img read more

Santa Coming To Popular Wilmington Restaurant On December 22

Santa Coming To Popular Wilmington Restaurant On December 22

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Santa Claus has been awfully busy in Wilmington these past few weeks.  Jolly Old Saint Nick returns to town with an an appearance at As Good As It Gets (35 Lowell Street) on Saturday, December 22, 2018, from 9am to noon.  Santa will pose for pictures, so bring your cameras!Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSanta Claus To Visit Wilmington Dunkin Donuts (Next To RMV) On December 15In “Business”Santa Coming To Popular Wilmington Restaurant This WeekendIn “Business”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, December 22, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more