Dominican Holidaze Reveals Daily Music Schedule, Theme Night, Round One Of Activities

first_imgFor more information, or to purchase tickets, head to the event website.[Cover photo via Josh Timmermans] With just 99 days remaining until the 2017 edition of Caribbean destination festival Dominican Holidaze on December 1st – 4th in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the event has released full daily schedules and more.Friday, Dec 1st’s lineup will begin with early evening sets from The Motet and GRiZ, before a “Welcome Toast,” full three-hour shows from Umphrey’s McGee and STS9, and a late-night SunSquabi performance. Saturday’s lineup begins with a poolside set from Wolf + Lamb, followed by Umphrey’s, Lotus, and GRiZ at the Main Stage before a full three-hour Disco Biscuits set and a Tauk late-night set.Brendan Bayliss of UM will kick off Sunday’s lineup with a poolside set, and STS9 will follow with an afternoon set at the Main Stage. Next, the Biscuits and Umphrey’s will both play full three-hour performances, after which Spafford will keep the jams going late into the night. Finally, on Monday, December 4th, DJ Naysayers (a.k.a. The Motet saxophonist Drew Sayers) will kick off day four with a poolside set, followed by and afternoon Disco Biscuits performance, full three-hour shows from STS9 and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and a late-night by Wolf + Lamb. Check out the full schedule graphic below:Watch Umphrey’s McGee’s Rock Out With Their Kids At Dominican Holidaze 2016 [Pro-Shot]The event has also announced a Theme Night, “Full Moon Unleashed”: “Channel your spirit animal and unleash the beast within! Howl and dance under the full moon light and transform into a creature of the night. Gather your pack, show off your feathers and scales, then take to the beach to release your wild side…”Dominican Holidaze Attendees Explain What Keeps Them Returning To Holidaze Year After YearFinally, Dominican Holidaze has announced the first round of attendee activities and excursions for 2017. You can read up on all the info below:“Ultimate Tailgate”“Being in the DR doesn’t mean you have to miss Sunday football. Kick back, watch the game, and play your favorite tailgate games. Challenge Ryan Stasik (UM), Luke Miller (Lotus), Dave Watts (The Motet) & SunSquabi to ping pong for a little friendly competition. Who will come out victorious?”“Mystery Mixologists”“Shaken or stirred? Frozen or on the rocks? Bartender or musician? You never know who you may find mixing drinks during Dominican Holidaze! Be sure to tip your bartenders, these proceeds benefit Positive Legacy. Check the schedule for where to find these mystery star-tenders.”“Texas Hold ‘Em With Jefree Lerner of STS9”“Bring your best poker face and join Jeffree Lerner (STS9) for a good old fashioned Texas Hold ’em Tournament. Space is limited so come early!”“Hydration Funk with SunSquabi”“Thirsty? SunSquabi is here to hydrate you! Spend your afternoon poolside and sip something tasty because, as always, these fine gents are serving up an electric hydro funk experience that you won’t want to miss.”last_img read more

SU Athletics : Practice policy restricts media coverage

first_img Published on March 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Liz: [email protected] | @3sawyer Comments After Bernie Fine was accused of sexual abuse in November, Syracuse University athletics department officials said they have continued to handle media inquiries for the men’s basketball team on a case-by-case basis. But not all media outlets have been granted entry to the team’s practices, signaling a shift from previous policy.Practices were closed to all media for approximately two months after the Fine allegations surfaced, said Pete Moore, director of athletic communications. The program took this step to protect the basketball players, who were being approached by reporters staking out Manley Field House and the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center, Moore said.In early January, when Fine-related news began to subside, Moore said he informed some reporters who continued to make interview requests that they could discuss attending practices.All media inquiries have always been dealt with on an individual basis, and reporters are required to notify him in advance with the specific story idea they’re working on if they would like to attend a practice, Moore said.‘We did reach a point where there were a number of inquiries from the media about being able to come to practice again,’ Moore said. ‘At that time, I talked to coach (Jim Boeheim) and the situation was different than it had been in November, primarily because people were no longer camping out. So at that time he was all for adjusting what we were doing.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMoore said the athletics department does not consider there to have been a policy change, as the policy is flexible depending on what Boeheim, the SU head men’s basketball coach, has in mind.Boeheim could not be reached for comment.Since January, The Post-Standard has attended practices regularly and filed stories with reporting from watching those practices during a record-breaking season for the team. Other media outlets, including The Daily Orange, have not been allowed to attend.Jason Murray, sports editor at The Post-Standard, confirmed beat writers from the paper returned to men’s basketball practices in early January and that they currently have access to practices. However, Murray would neither confirm nor deny whether they were required to contact Moore with specific story ideas before showing up.WAER and CNY Central did not return multiple messages left by The Daily Orange.Ron Lombard, the news director at Your News Now, released a statement on behalf of the network to The Daily Orange. Lombard said YNN was not aware of any major change in the SU Athletics policy and valued its relationship with the athletics program.‘Some basketball practices are open to our cameras and reporters and others are not. I believe that’s the way it’s always been and we work within those rules,’ Lombard said in an email.However, in the recent past, reporters from local media organizations were able to attend practices on a regular basis. Game notes from SU Athletics were phrased differently before the Fine scandal and included no mention of a need for media members to report for a specific story.In November, the game notes read: ‘Most Syracuse men’s basketball practices are open to attend but not to conduct interviews. …’Current game notes now read: ‘Syracuse men’s basketball practices are currently closed. When practice is open, REPORTING ON INJURIES OR GAME STRATEGY IS PROHIBITED. Contact Pete Moore to obtain the practice schedule and site, to learn if the practice is open, and to notify him if you plan to attend.’Dara McBride, editor in chief of The Daily Orange, said men’s basketball beat writers have attended practices in the past without intending to write a story. Although the sports department has not contacted Moore with a specific story idea in mind since the scandal broke, it was never made clear that writers needed to communicate an idea to Moore before going to practices, she said. They were only told practices were closed.Tyler Dunne, former men’s basketball beat writer and former managing editor at The Daily Orange, said he attended practice about every week during his time at SU to see what was new with the team and make his face known. Dunne said he would regularly contact Moore to see where practices would be located, but rarely had a specific story idea in mind.‘I remember multiple times going in and just standing on the sideline and maybe blogging something here or there, and it wasn’t an issue at all,’ said Dunne, a 2010 graduate who now works as a Green Bay Packers beat writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.Because it is a standard practice for credentialed media to have equitable access to practices, Michael Anastasi, president of Associated Press Sports Editors, said he would urge those responsible for the decision to reflect on the mission of their university and what it stands for.Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center, said because SU is a private institution, the athletic department can legally admit and deny whoever it wants to practices. But he said the policy goes against the traditional system for most major college athletic programs.‘The common practice at any major college athletic program is to let all local media attend practices,’ LoMonte said. ‘That’s a widespread standard because that’s the way journalists get access to the coaches and players.’[email protected] center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Phillies’ Gabe Kapler blasts Braves after Rhys Hoskins hit by pitch

first_imgMORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN”It really pisses me off when balls go off Rhys Hoskins’ chin,” Kapler said, “Really bugs me.”Kapler added Hoskins was knocked down three times in the series and that he was the “heartbeat” of the Phillies.Hoskins also was upset by the pitch, admitting he called Carle “a few bad names” on the way to first base. However, he said later he didn’t think Carle intentionally beaned him.“I don’t know if there was intent behind it,” Hoskins said. “Given the situation of the game, it doesn’t seem that there was, but you never know.” Gabe Kapler has a bone to pick with the Braves.The Phillies manager blasted Atlanta after the team’s 5-1 win at home over Braves pitcher Shane Carle’s high pitch that drilled Rhys Hoskins in the shoulder. Is was speculated Bryce Harper’s home run two pitches earlier could have prompted the hit, but Hoskins seemed to dismiss that, as well.When Kapler was asked about this season versus the Braves compared to last season, where Philadelphia dropped two of its last three games against Atlanta, he had a simple answer.“Two different ballclubs,” Kapler said. “The energy is obviously much, much different.”last_img read more