Virginia Town Will Host Over 200 Shows At 50 Venues In One Week

first_imgAlexandria, VA will host the 2nd annual Alexandria Live Music Week this Friday, September 30th through October 8th, hosting over 200 performances at over 50 venues throughout the city. While national highlights include bands like Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, The Funky Meters, El DeBarge and more, a number of the performances will feature local bands that are making a name for themselves in the musically-oriented town.The locally renowned artists like Judge Smith, The Janna Audey Band, Free Flowing Musical Experience, Farley Granger, and Rocky Guttman will all be playing at intimate venues across Alexandria throughout the week. There will a Film Festival showing Spinal Tap, and hometown favorite locales like King Street Blues, Blackwall Hitch, Murphy’s Irish Pub, Fiona’s Irish Pub, Magnolia’s on King, and more will all host music regularly throughout the week! The Birchmere will also be running great concerts in celebration of Live Music Week.The event comes a full year after the debut of Alexandria Live Music Week, but this year’s event features even more performances and venues! To keep up with the full festival, check out the schedule on the official Alexandria Live website.last_img read more

Malls may close, cinemas to remain shut as Jakarta reimposes PSBB

first_img“We’ve learned a lot over the past seven months. We’ll follow the government, as it knows the situation better,” Djonny said as quoted by kompas.com.”We’re in tatters right now, but we should not put blame on anybody,” he added.Previously, Djonny said the association had established several health protocol plans for the reopening of cinemas and had presented them to the city administration.”We’ve gone through a long process, such as making a proposal and presenting it. We just need to wait for the right timing,” he said.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan announced on Wednesday that the administration would reimpose a stricter PSBB policy as COVID-19 cases in the capital continued to rise. He said the policy would come into effect on Monday.As of Friday, Jakarta had confirmed 51,635 COVID-19 cases, with 11,696 active cases and 1,365 fatalities.Read also: Medical association advises 3-week PSBB period for JakartaThe capital city has seen a spike in new infections in the past few weeks, which has strained the city’s healthcare system.The isolation and intensive care unit (ICU) bed occupancy rates in the capital reached 77 percent and 83 percent respectively on Wednesday. The city has 4,053 isolation room beds and 528 ICU beds remaining.The Jakarta Health Agency predicted that the city would run out of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients by December if cases continued to increase at the current pace and if no intervention were made to increase hospital capacity. (nal)Topics : Shopping malls in Jakarta will likely cease operation for a second time when large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) are reinstated in the capital on Monday, an official has said.”In the early stage of PSBB back in March, the Jakarta administration also temporarily shut down shopping malls,” Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Agency acting head Gumilar Ekalaya said on Thursday.The malls’ daily needs retailers, such as supermarkets, might be allowed to stay open, he said, while restaurants inside shopping malls might be permitted to provide delivery services only. The Jakarta administration will postpone its plan to reopen movie theaters in the city.”We’ll put off the cinema reopening plan,” Gumilar said, adding that officials were awaiting the issuance of a gubernatorial regulation detailing the PSBB measures.Indonesian Cinema Owners Association (GPBSI) head Djonny Syafruddin said the association was ready to follow the Jakarta administration’s instructions.Read also: Satellite cities undecided about following Jakarta with strict virus curbslast_img read more

Shaw’s heroism should be praised

first_imgUPDATE: This column ran in the Aug. 26 print edition of the Daily Trojan, prior to the development of new information regarding senior cornerback Josh Shaw’s injury. For up-to-the-minute information on the developing story, please click here and subscribe to the Daily Trojan Twitter account (@DailyTrojan).When news broke that senior cornerback Josh Shaw suffered two high ankle sprains after saving his nephew, my first reaction was, admittedly, a bit selfish. “Oh, hell no.” Because let’s be real: Nickell Robey isn’t walking through that door. The Trojans have a legitimate monster at safety in sophomore Su’a Cravens, but Shaw’s potential at cornerback was intriguing and the Florida transfer was turning heads with his play late last season. High ankle sprains don’t have the most encouraging prognoses, and Shaw could miss a large, important chunk of what was supposed to be a potential playoff berth season.Shaw should not be blamed for his heroic action, but the Trojans will face some of its stiffest competition in the early going. The Trojans will face Stanford in week two, Oregon State in week four and pass-happy Taylor Kelly and the ASU Sun Devils in week five.Shaw’s experience was a major factor in the upset of Stanford last season and his interception in the second quarter against Oregon State at the Trojans’ 16-yard line prevented a would-be scoring drive for the Beavers and shifted the momentum of the game completely in the Trojans’ favor.Let’s not forget that Shaw was a potential NFL Draft prospect, going into a make-or-break season for his draft stock that could have put him in contention for a roster spot at the professional level. This season was to be his litmus test, a way to more firmly entrench him in the minds of scouts as a corner who can use his physicality and ball skills to overcome any shortcomings in his quickness.Which is why my second reaction to the news of Shaw spraining his ankle was mostly sadness. He will be known as the player who sacrificed his final season of eligibility because he had to save his nephew from drowning.It’s impossible to blame Shaw for saving his nephew and forgetting himself for a brief moment — after all, most decent human beings faced with the situation would have done the same thing. There was no time for Shaw to perform a cost-benefit analysis of saving his nephew, or to gauge the risk of injury. He simply knew the right thing to do and did it.USC head coach Steve Sarkisian testified to Shaw’s character, calling the rescue effort a “heroic act” and saying “that’s the kind of person [Shaw] is.” Shaw told ESPN that he wouldn’t have done anything differently.Shaw initially transferred from a BCS bowl-contending Florida team to Los Angeles on a hardship waiver. In an interview with Rivals.com, Shaw explained that his grandfather’s failing health wasn’t his only reason for transferring to USC — his father was about to go undergo reconstructive knee surgery while working two jobs to support the family.“He’s helping out with my grandparents’ house and his own house, so if he can’t work, it really affects the family,” Shaw told Rivals.com in 2012. “It means we could end up losing our house. So I had to come home and help out with the family business in the meantime.”After returning home to Palmdale, California, Shaw had to choose between two schools: UCLA and USC. It’s a testament to the recruiting efforts of former Tennessee offensive line coach and current USC offensive line coach James Cregg that Shaw was pulled from clutches of that other school across town to ensure he suited up for USC.Call me cheesy, but it feels like Shaw was fated to be a Trojan. His commitment and extraordinary loyalty to his family manifested not once, but twice in very public situations. His absence this season is a severe blow to an already thin USC secondary, but the Trojan faithful should instead take heart. A man dedicated to his family, putting others above himself and fighting on through rehab in the face of significant adversity despite sustaining an injury is not just the making of an inspiring viral story.  It’s the actions of a man who just set an example for the entire Trojan community. Josh Shaw chose USC and never looked back — and I, as a member of the Trojan family, cannot be more proud to be in his company.  Euno Lee is a senior majoring in English literature. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Euno What Time it is,” runs Tuesdays.last_img read more