Ivy Queen Café Tacvba King Krule To Play Tropicália Music Taco Fest

first_imgNews Facebook Email SoCal Festival To Combine Music & Tacos ivy-queen-caf%C3%A9-tacvba-king-krule-play-tropic%C3%A1lia-music-taco-fest Ivy Queen, Café Tacvba, King Krule To Play Tropicália Music & Taco Fest Twitter More than 50 acts to play Southern California festival mixing music with all-you-can-eat tacosTim McPhateGRAMMYs Oct 26, 2017 – 10:56 am Killer music and an endless supply of tacos? That’s exactly the combination the Tropicália Music and Taco Festival promises to deliver on Nov. 11 at Queen Mary Park in Long Beach, Calif.More than 50 acts, including Latin GRAMMY winners Los Tigres Del Norte and Café Tacvba, will play the food-friendly event.Other acts on the eclectic multilingual bill include Puerto Rican reggaeton singer/songwriter Ivy Queen, recently reunited Brazilian psychedelic rockers Os Mutantes, R&B/soul group the Delfonics, alt-rock quartet Chicano Batman, British rapper King Krule, Mexican accordion player Celso Piña, and rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson.Tickets are on sale via the festival website, ranging from individual tickets for $85 and VIP passes for $500. Admission will include “all-you-can-eat tacos” from more than 20 different taco vendors. And for those health-conscious fans on the fence, the menu promises “tacos for every diet.”U.S. Latin Music Revenue Soars In First Half Of 2017Read morelast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS Peggy Kane Resigns From Wilmington School Committee

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Longtime Wilmington School Committee member Peggy Kane has resigned.The announcement was made at the end of last night’s School Committee meeting, when Chair Julie Broussard read a letter from Kane, who was not present at the meeting.“Due to recent events in my life, I find it necessary to relinquish my position on the Wilmington School Committee effective June 13, 2018,” wrote Kane. “My time on the School Committee has been truly gratifying. I enjoyed being part of the education of Wilmington’s children. Thank you.”Kane was the School Committee’s stalwart, serving for nearly 18 years, including as Chair from 2007 to 2016.  The Massachusetts Association of School Committees previously honored Kane with its “All-State School Committee” award for her dedication and accomplishments as a member of the Committee.Kane had previously announced she would not seek re-election when her current term expired in April 2019.School Committee Chair Julie Broussard told her colleagues she will speak with Town Clerk Sharon George regarding the procedure to fill the unexpected vacancy.According to School Committee policy — based on Massachusetts General Law (Title 7, Chapter 41, Section 11) — the remaining six members of the School Committee and the five members of the Board of Selectmen share the responsibility for finding Kane’s replacement.The policy reads:“The School Committee will notify the Selectmen that a vacancy has been created within 30 days after it has occurred. After one week’s notice has been given by the Committee to the Selectmen, so that voters of the town may have the opportunity to state their candidacy, the two governing bodies will meet to fill the vacancy by roll call vote.”“For election to fill a vacancy, a candidate must receive a majority of the votes of the officers entitled to vote. The person so elected will fill the seat on the Committee until the next town election, at which time a member will be elected to serve the remainder of the term.”It is expected that the Selectmen and School Committee will hold a joint meeting within the next 4-5 weeks to fill the vacancy. There will be 9-10 months remaining in Kane’s unexpired term when the appointment is made.Back in 2005, when the Selectmen and School Committee met under similar circumstances to fill a vacancy on the School Committee, it did not go smoothly.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.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBREAKING NEWS: Longtime School Committee Member, Community Leader Peggy Kane Passes AwayIn “Breaking News”Special Education PAC Chair Jo Newhouse Appointed To Wilmington School CommitteeIn “Education”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: New Chair Selected; Final Day of School FinalizedIn “Education”last_img read more

Construction Slows Traffic On I45 Hidalgos Plan For Public Engagement IAHs Terminal

first_imgMonday, January 28, 2019Top afternoon stories:Joe Brueggeman/Houston Public MediaTxDOT has closed the connector ramp to southbound I-69 and State Highway 288 because of construction.Construction Slows Traffic On I-45Houston drivers are still getting used to a big change on I-45 northbound, now that TxDOT has permanently closed the connector ramp to southbound I-69 and State Highway 288.TxDOT’s official detour takes drivers northbound on I-45 to I-10 East, where drivers then connect with I-69 southbound. Some drivers are using the 610 South Loop as an alternative route, but George warns there are some ramp closures in connection with State Highway 288 toll project.Crews started tearing down the connector ramp from I-45 northbound to I-69/SH 288 southbound as soon as they closed it late Friday evening. The $30 million project will relocate the ramp from the left hand side of northbound I-45 to the right, with the aim of eliminating lane weaving that contributes to crashes.Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz/Houston Public MediaHarris County Judge Lina Hidalgo.Judge Hidalgo’s Plan For Public EngagementHarris County Judge Lina Hidalgo wants her administration to be characterized by engagement with county residents and is following several strategies to attain that goal.The first is a countywide online survey launched Monday to get public input on topics such as transportation, early childhood education and the prioritization of storm recovery resources.Another component of Hidalgo’s plan to boost the public’s engagement is the “Transparency Project,” which will consist of announcements to provide information about the mechanics of county government that will be complemented with statistics to make people interested in learning more.Additionally, “Civic Saturdays” will start in February and will feature classroom-style classes about county government, as well as town halls and action plan workshops that will focus on specific topics.IAH’s Terminal B Will Be Getting Back To NormalCourtesy of Houston Airport SystemThis file photo shows Terminal B at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport.The Houston Airport System (HAS) announced Monday that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoint and the ticketing counter in Bush Intercontinental Airport’s Terminal B will reopen this Wednesday, January 30, at 4:30 a.m.The checkpoint and the ticketing counter had been closed since January 13 because of staffing issues due to the partial shutdown of the federal government.Passengers who decide to use the Terminal B parking garage can still do so and use the terminal subway system to reach either Terminal C or Terminal E to check in and go through security screening.Until the checkpoint and ticketing counter reopen, passengers with flights scheduled to depart from Terminal B are being directed to the ticket counters and TSA checkpoints located in Terminal C and Terminal E.Wikimedia CommonsGolden Pass LNG, Sabine PassJapanese Investment Fueled By Need For LNGInvestment in the Houston area by Japanese companies rose by 34 percent from 2010 to 2015 — and there are no signs of a slow-down.The growth is fueled by liquefied natural gas, or LNG, projects along the Gulf Coast. That’s because Japan has worked on diversifying its energy sources since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, said Laird Doran, president of the Japan-America Society of Houston.Houston-Japan trade has grown substantially over the past decade, reaching a record high of $6.4 billion in 2017, according to the Greater Houston Partnership. While Houston’s imports of Japanese goods have declined, exports to Japan have grown to $4.5 billion in 2017 from $652 million in 2008.Between 2016 and 2017, exports of mineral fuels, oil and refined products to Japan nearly doubled. Sharelast_img read more