The Shed: Manhattan’s New Multi-Arts Performance Building Set To Open Spring 2019

first_imgThe Shed, as it has been bluntly named, is a new, soon-to-be-opened multi-purpose arts center located in the industrial Hudson Yards neighborhood of Manhattan. The 200,000-square-foot modular building is scheduled for a grand opening this coming spring on April 5th, and hopes to offer New Yorkers with a wide range of entertainment and artistic-based programming for its inaugural season in 2019.The Shed’s artistic director and chief executive, Alex Poots, recently shared details on what New Yorkers and tourists can expect out of the massive new performance space in its first year. The Shed’s 2019 schedule will feature over a dozen exhibitions, performances, and lectures from both well-established and emerging artists. The new venue hopes to be more than just another music or performing arts center, as it looks to include a rich diversity of programming including theatrical productions, dance, visual art, poetry, film, classical and pop music. The building itself will feature a pair of column-free galleries, a 500-seat theater which can be subdivided into multiple spaces, rehearsal rooms, and the McCourt space which can be covered with a moveable shell. The Shed cost an impressive $475 million to build, with $75 Million coming from former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg alone. Anyone else got that kind of cash laying around? Didn’t think so.The Shed NYC – Interior Design Plans[Video: Dezeen]“We wanted this to be a building that could bring parity across pretty much all art forms,” Poots mentioned in a new report with the New York Times. “People like opportunities, not instructions.”The main headline one is presented with when visiting The Shed’s website is a mission statement reading, “Made to commission, produce, and present the full spectrum of performing arts, visual arts, and pop culture.” According to The Shed’s 2019 schedule, 12 Years A Slave director Steve McQueen will present the first in a series of concerts called “Soundtrack of America” for the venue’s opening day. Other scheduled events and exhibitions to take place this spring and summer include “Reich Richter Pärt,” an art installation by Gerhard Richter and music by Steve Reich and Arvo Pärt; An “Open Call” project, which presents various works from 52 emerging artists from around the city; A kung fu musical titled “Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise”; And a theatrical concert performance courtesy of Björk.New Yorkers and inquiring tourists can visit The Shed’s website for more info on what to expect in its inaugural year.[H/T New York Times]last_img read more

Adjustment dials must be disabled, sealed on Crane ignition boxes in 2017

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – IMCA will require four ignition boxes available from Crane Ignition to have adjustment dials disabled and permanently sealed when used in sanctioned Modified, Late Model or Stock Car competition in 2017.Those ignition boxes are:Crane HI-6RC ignition part number 6000-6700;Crane HI-6N Oval track ignition part number 6000-6410 (Weatherpak Plug);Crane HI-6N Oval track ignition, part number 6000-6412 (Deutsch Plug);and Crane HI-6RN oval track ignition, part number 6000-6750 (Digital).“These ignition boxes all have adjustable RPM limits and, as a result, an issue that allows them to operate at a different RPM limit than what the box is physically set with the adjustment dials,” explained Dave Brenn, IMCA’s executive director of competition. “For 2017, these existing Crane ignition boxes will still be allowed but must have the adjustment dials disabled and permanently sealed, effectively making the box operate as a preset RPM limited box.”“After choosing the desired RPM limit, the box must have a cover plate permanently sealed with an epoxy-type adhesive over the dials,” he continued. “Silicone or other non-permanent adhesives will not be allowed.  Failure to seal these ignition boxes will result in an immediate disqualification when used in any IMCA event.”On Dec 31, 2017, all four products will be removed from IMCA’s approved ignition list.last_img read more

Football News AIFF thanks FIFA for awarding 2020 Under-17 Women’s Football World Cup to India

first_img New Delhi: All India Football Federation president Praful Patel expressed his delight at winning the bid for hosting the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2020, but said the bigger challenge lies ahead. “I would like to thank FIFA for keeping their trust in us and granting us the rights to host the tournament. I am also grateful to the Government of India and the State Governments for their support and providing us the necessary assurances which made winning this bid a reality,” he said.  This is going to be the second time India will be hosting a FIFA World Cup, three years after organising the U-17 World Cup for boys. “We felt the football evolution which India attained in the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 needed to continue, and as part of AIFF’s commitment towards development of women’s football, we decided to bid for the U-17 women’s World Cup,” Patel stated.”The tournament will be massive as this time it will also galvanise the girls of the country, making it more popular,” he added. “However, winning the bid was a lesser challenge. The bigger challenge of hosting the showpiece actually lies ahead, especially after the standards which we have set for ourselves in the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017,” the AIFF chief said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. General secretary Kushal Das described it as a “historic moment” for Indian football. “I cannot sum it up in words what this means to Indian football. Together with all stakeholders we need to make it a grand success, and at the same time we understand that we need to be competitive,” Das said.”For the success of the FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup in 2020, the support of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and the State Governments is extremely vital as we have seen in the past with the U-17 World Cup in 2017. This will ensure success of the tournament, and will take it to greater heights.”The U-17 women’s tournament began in 2008, when New Zealand hosted it. Spain are the current champions and they had beaten Mexico 2-1 in the final in Uruguay last year. The tournament in India will be the seventh edition. Asian teams are the most successful teams in the tournament, with North Korea (2008 and 2016) having won it twice while Japan (2014) and South Korea (2010) had won it once each. France (2012) and Spain (2018) are the only non-Asian teams to have won the tournament. North Korea have won the U-17 Women’s World Cup twice.Uruguay hosted the tournament last time and Spain won the tournament in 2018.India hosted the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. highlightslast_img read more