Load remaining images Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Festival returned to Augusta, NJ this past weekend for the 30th-annual edition of the east coast homage to New Orleans music, food, and culture.What started as a small crawfish boil for 70 people homesick for boiled crawfish in 1989 has turned into Michael Arnone’s 30th Annual Crawfish Fest featuring the best music and food that Louisiana and New Orleans have to offer.This year, Arnone’s Crawfish Fest featured an array of memorable performances from the likes of Aaron Neville, Neville Jacobs (featuring Cris Jacobs and Ivan Neville), Rebirth Brass Band, Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, Cowboy Mouth, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Bishop Gunn, Corey Henry and the Treme Funktet, John Papa Gros Band, Jonathon Long, Flow Tribe, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Darcy Malone and the Tangle, Amanda Fish, The Iceman Special, Jesse Lege and Bayou Brew, Tony Smith and the You Know How We Do Crew, and Big Mamou.Below, you can relive the weekend with a full gallery of photos courtesy of photographer Ken Spielman.For more information about the event, head to their website here.Michael Arnone’s 30th Annual Crawfish Fest | Augusta, NJ | 5/31/19-6/2/19 | Photos: Ken Spielman
Tickets are now on sale to see the North American premiere of Lucy Prebble’s The Effect. Directed by David Cromer, the production will begin previews on March 2 and officially open on March 16 at the Barrow Street Theatre.Hearts racing. Minds reeling. Knees buckling. Connie and Tristan have palpable chemistry—or is it a side effect of a new super-antidepressant? They are volunteers in a clinical trial, but their sudden and illicit romance forces the supervising doctors to face off over the ethical consequences of their work.Talent tapped for the production includes Kati Brazda (Our Town), Susannah Flood (Tribes, Love and Information), Carter Hudson (The Substance of Fire) and Steve Key (August: Osage County).The show is set to feature scenic design by Marsha Ginsberg, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, sound design by Erik T. Lawson, original composition by Daniel Kluger, projection design by Maya Ciarrocchi and fight direction by J. David Brimmer. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016 The Effect Related Shows The Effect
Now is the time for all great beer lovers to come to the aid of their local craft brewery.This is the bracket you’ve all been waiting for: a battle of the brews — Blue Ridge brews. We are now down to the Final Four of our six-week Microbrew Madness tournament. We did the heavy lifting by narrowing your choices down to 32 of the region’s top craft breweries, and pairing them up in a five-round bracket system.Now the rest is up to you.Vote here now!Readers may vote daily. So be sure to spread the word and show some love for your favorite local microbrewery.And, when you’re sipping that pint of IPA or carefully testing a flight at one of the tournament’s breweries — snap a shot with your phone and tag the photo #microbrewmadness. Cheers!
14 Views no discussions Tweet NewsRegional CARICOM benefits from renewable energy workshop by: – May 29, 2012 Share Photo credit: sbc-technologies.comGEORGETOWN, Guyana — Thirty persons from CARICOM member states recently participated in four technical sessions held during a training workshop on renewable energy technologies, in particular, solar cooling and heating systems, photovoltaics and wind energy. The workshop, held from 9-11 May in Bridgetown, Barbados, was titled SATIS 2012: Sustainable Alternatives for Tropical Island States, a training workshop on Renewable Energy Technologies. It was hosted by the Caribbean Solar Energy Society with key sponsorship provided by the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarollo (AECID) (representing the Government of Spain). SATIS 2012 was supported by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat, and the Organization of American States (OAS). According to Caribbean Solar Energy Society (CSES) president, Dr Indra Haraksingh, the aim of the SATIS series is to bring together persons interested in sustainable energy for the Caribbean region to present and discuss ongoing work in renewable energy resources and technology with relevance to the Caribbean. The first conference of the SATIS series, which was organized by the CSES), took place in Barbados in 1994. After seven conferences, eighteen years later, the meeting returned to the site of its origin. Delivering the feature address at the workshop’s opening ceremony, minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Energy, Senator Darcy Boyce, outlined the government of Barbados’ plans and initiatives in keeping with its thrust towards increased deployment and use of sustainable energy. He stated that the government of Barbados aimed to increase the percentage of renewables in the energy mix to 30% within the next 30 years, primarily through waste-to-energy programmes, solar and wind energy systems. He also announced that 19 government buildings would be retrofitted for efficient energy use as well as outfitted with photovoltaic panels to demonstrate to businesses that renewable energy could be an economically feasible option. Other initiatives which the Barbados government was considering to stimulate the use of renewables include a 50% rebate on land tax for properties used to produce energy and the development of a curriculum for certifying persons in the design and installation of renewable energy systems. Joaquin de Arístegui LaBorde, ambassador of Spain to CARICOM, also addressed the opening ceremony. He informed the audience that Spain was one of the world’s largest investors in sustainable energy and indicated that 37 per cent of its electricity consumption was met from renewable energy sources. He noted that his country had “a wealth of experience in the most problematic areas of renewable energy: cost-effectiveness, technological challenges, and raising public awareness and acceptance of renewable energy systems”. He reaffirmed his government’s commitment to lending its expertise to countries and/or bodies within the region interested in advancing the use of renewables. The CARICOM Secretariat was represented by Joseph Williams, Programme Manager, Energy, and the OAS by Kevin de Cuba, ECPA Caribbean Initiative Manager, Division of Energy and Climate Change Mitigation. They both brought greetings and reaffirmed their commitment to supporting capacity-building and renewable energy development at a regional level. The workshop was especially timely, coming on the heels of the United Nations Development Programme UNDP High Level Conference of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on Achieving Sustainable Energy for All. Attaining the goals espoused at this meeting will depend on having a critical mass of persons trained in effective renewable energy development and utilisation. Three of the four workshop facilitators were regional experts in their fields, while the fourth, a lecturer and expert in Solar Cooling technology, was from the Netherlands. The first and third days of the workshop took the form of plenary sessions, dealing with solar thermal energy, with a focus on solar water heating technology, and solar cooling, while on the second day, participants delved into the intricacies of their chosen form of renewable energy harvesting, photovoltaics or wind energy, looking at the resource and the technology of systems currently in use or available in the region and prospects for the future. The workshop also included a field trip to one of Barbados’ recent photovoltaics installations at the National Oil Company’s office location. Caribbean News Now Share Share Sharing is caring!
By Daniel HaynesTHE Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) National Schools basketball tournament was officially opened at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday.The festival opened with a march-past of teams , where they lined up and walked into the Sports Hall displaying their uniforms for fans and officials.Speaking at the opening ceremony were: YBG Director,Chris Bowman; Director of Sport,Christopher Jones;and Digicel Events and Sponsorship Manager, Louanna Abrams.According to Bowman, “NSBF is now in its eleventh year and what started with just the U-19 category in a loser-go-home format, has now blossomed to hold four categories with a more complex system.” He added that the festival now has more sponsors on board; and thanked them for their support.Action between Kwakwani Secondary and St. Rose’s.Abrams added that DIgicel would continue to support the festival and is glad to be a part of the event, while Jones stated,“We at the National Sports Commission are happy to continue our support and we see the need for athletics in school,and are happy to see YBG playing a part.”After the ceremony,Kwakwani Secondary U-14 team took on St. Rose’s U-14 in a highly anticipated match up. It was all guns blazing for the Kwakwani side who quickly gained a commanding lead and held their opponents scoreless for 12 minutes in the first half.Led by prolific point guard, Kadeem Dover,and streaky shooter Javon Brutus,Kwakwani held the lead 17-2. There were more highlights in the second half as Dover racked up 10 steals while Brutus poured in three straight 3-pointers, for 9 points out of his11,to close out the game 52-7.The duo stated that they were just interested in playing and moving forward,as there were bigger and better to come in the tournament. For St Rose’s, Jaheem Barton and Jadan Craig scored 5 and 2 points respectively.In the second matchup, Marian Academy girls took on Mackenzie High;with the game finishing 24-02. For Marian Academy, it was Jada Mohan who racked up the stats with 8 points, 5 rebounds and 6 steals, while Georgina Vyphuis added 8 points and 9 rebounds,with Jahrier Young adding 6.In the final game of the night,President’s College U-19 defeated a lacklustre Bishops’ High School in a game that finished 37-25. Bishops’ jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead but President’s College battled back to finish the first quarter 9-8.The second quarter saw President’s College pushing the tempo to outrun the Bishops’ side who looked tired and were down by 3 at the end of the half.The second half saw more of the same with President’s College pushing to a 12 point lead. There was a bit of drama in the game when guard Leon Harte hit a Bishops’ defender with a crossover that dropped him to the floor. For President’s College,it was a rounded game with Jaleel Duke finishing with 10 points, Leon Harte on 8 points, and duo Anton Fileen and Eli Innis finishing with 6.For Bishops,’ Timothy Thompson finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds,in a performance that was below his standard. Mikhail Broomes, John Edghill and Chris Semple each finished with 4 points in the losing effort.The tournament is sponsored by Digicel, Banks DIH Limited and Beharry Group of Companies.