Neil Young, Beck, Dave Matthews Band Lead Stacked 2018 Festival D’été de Québec Lineup

first_imgToday, Festival D’été de Québec (Quebec City Summer Festival in English), announced the packed artist roster for their 2018 event. This year’s diverse crop of headliners is led by Canadian hero Neil Young, whose set is being billed as his only performance in his native country this year. Other headliners include Beck, Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters, Sturgill Simpson, John Butler Trio, Jethro Tull, The Weeknd, Jane Birkin, The Chainsmokers, Lorde, Shawn Mendes, Cyndi Lauper, Avenged Sevenfold, Future, and more.Other Quebec City Summer Festival performers scheduled throughout the event include St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Con Brio, Busta Rhymes Bella’s Bartok, Bonobo (Live), Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Soul Rebels, The War On Drugs, Greta Van Fleet, Car Seat Headrest, Québec Redneck Bluegrass Project, Tory Lanez, Gorgon City, The Funk Hunters, Phoenix, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Busty And The Bass, Brockhampton, Sum 41, and many more.The Festival D’été de Québec, hosted annually in Quebec City since 1968, is set to take place from July 5th-15th at 10+ outdoor and indoor venues throughout the city, with the main stage located at the historic Plains of Abraham in The Battlefields Park.According to a release from the event, Festival D’été de Québec promises “1,000 emerging and established artists and more than 250 performances.” The event has also made an effort to continue improving the fan experience with several new improvements, including expanding their front-of-stage audience zones by 1,500 seats, adding several new viewing screens, and beefing up the sound on their outdoor stages.Festival D’été de Québec’s 11-day festival pass, which grants access to all of the performances throughout the duration of the event, goes on sale March 8th. Despite the extensive lineup over the course of a week and a half, the pass costs just $80 U.S./$100 Canadian for the first tier, which lasts until Jun 6th. For more information, head to the festival’s website.[H/T Pollstar]last_img read more

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Notre Dame alumnus pledges $100 million unrestricted gift to the University

first_imgThe University will receive an unrestricted gift of $100 million from an alumnus after his death, according to a Tuesday CNBC report.The report said 1978 Notre Dame graduate Kenneth Ricci has promised the donation to the University in order to “set aside some money for his family and their foundation while also resolving the transfer of ownership in his business after his death” if his three kids do not want to take over any of the businesses.A member of the Air Force ROTC and Band of the Fighting Irish during his time at Notre Dame and a current member of the Board of Trustees, Ricci said “the one thing [Notre Dame doesn’t] have is money they can do what they want with,” according to the report.Ricci’s pledge comes one year after he and his wife donated $5 million to the University for Ricci Family Fields, the turf fields next to Stepan Center for the University marching band and RecSports to use.According to the report, Ricci’s pledge is particularly unusual not just because of the amount of money he has promised to donate, but also due to the unrestricted aspect of the gift. The report said there were only two $100 million gifts to universities in 2016, and the number of unrestricted gifts “makes up less than 10 percent of gifts” to universities.“There aren’t many people who give this much unrestricted,” Greg Dugard, senior director of the Office of Gift Planning, said in the report. “I’m not aware of it anywhere in higher ed.”According to the report, the University will receive the gift as a $100 million stake in Ricci’s private business, Directional Aviation Capital. After Ricci’s death, Notre Dame “will be responsible for selling the business assets and returning any proceeds above $100 million to the family.” The report also said the amount of the pledge may increase “depending on growth in the value of the businesses” between now and then.Tags: donation, Kenn Ricci, unrestricted giftlast_img read more

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Bahamas pastor warns on gay marriages

first_img Share FaithLifestyleNewsRegional Bahamas pastor warns on gay marriages by: – February 21, 2013 Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet 51 Views   no discussions NASSAU, Bahamas — The legalization of same sex marriage in The Bahamas could open the floodgates to requests for the legalization of other types of unions, including polygamous or incestuous ones, warned Pastor Cedric Moss, who declared that the issue should be put to the people before any decision is made.“I think if the majority of citizens in the country want same sex marriage, then same sex marriage would be the order of the day,” Moss told The Nassau Guardian on Tuesday.“If that happens I, and other faithful Christians will not support [this type of] marriage.“I would not marry a same sex couple, but I would respect that it’s what the majority wants. So for me this is an issue not for Parliament, not for courts; it’s an issue for the citizens.“And I think the same way we had a referendum on gambling, which is not as important as this one; we should have a referendum on marriage.”Moss commented on the subject after Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett predicted on Friday that the Bahamian courts will soon have to address the issue of same sex marriage.“I also have no doubt that in deciding the issue we will have respect for the decisions that emanate not only from the Commonwealth countries like Canada and Australia, but also from decisions of the courts of the Unites States of America,” Barnett said.Moss acknowledged that the issue has been or is in the process of being debated in several countries around the world.“I think this discussion about homosexuality is consistent with what we see happening around the world. Countries are talking about it,” he said. “Naturally we expect that, that will happen in this country as well. This is one of the realities of living in a democracy.”He added, “The thing is once you start to remove a boundary, you say it’s no longer going to be between a man and a woman; I want it to be between two men and two women, then what about polygamy?“What about a man marrying his daughter or a boy marrying his father? Why shouldn’t they be able to do that? That’s the problem with that. These are not marriages. These are counterfeits.”Erin Greene, a human rights activist, who has championed lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender (LGBT) rights for years, claimed on Monday that many homosexual couples have married in some churches on the island.“The church is a non-governmental body, so a church can do what it wants. We have married gay couples in the country… because there are churches who are willing to do it,” she said.But Moss said those are not real marriages.“Those churches would not have performed marriages,” he said. “They would have performed ceremonies.“Marriage is between a man and a woman. Anything other than that is a counterfeit.”By Krystel RolleCaribbean News Nowlast_img read more

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